By Dr. Richard Chern, M.D. This month we would like to thank all the Destin Life readers for your amazing support and let you in on all our latest news! We have added some new providers and new therapies! Susan Griffin, APRN, is one of the region’s premiere bio-identical hormone therapy...
By Greg Durette This is the time of year when you should review your Medicare options and make important decisions about your coverage for 2022. Right now, we are in the Annual Election Period (AEP) for all Medicare beneficiaries. It is often referred to as the Annual Open Enrollment Period. This...
By Lisa Leath Turpin Hey There Destin Lifers! I’m excited about offering insight on how to get healthy and stay healthy through exercise suggestions, wellness tidbits, and clean eating concepts through recipes and local restaurant choices that are “Trainer Approved.” One of the questions I’m asked most often is, “I want...
By Lisa Turpin I feel blessed to have so many options to stay active and healthy in Destin. Most of us live here for the magnificent beauty that surrounds us daily. The soft white beach and our emerald water paint a canvas of serenity but can also help add a...

Weight Loss and Thyroid

By Dr. Richard Chern, MD In this column, we’ve discussed the thyroid before. However, it’s such an important subject, because even mild thyroid dysfunction can cause weight gain over months and years. And this weight gain is nearly impossible to lose and keep off without getting the thyroid optimized. The thyroid...
By Stephenie Craig, Journey Bravely You cook, you travel, you buy, you get the outfits, you smile, you take pretty pictures. You hope your family behaves well. You clean, you decorate, you do your best to get along. You work so hard and hope people are proud of you, like...

Journey Bravely

By Stephanie Craig Journey Bravely, our counseling practice, moved cross-country to Florida and we are pinching ourselves daily when we see the ocean! We started dreaming 2 years ago about moving to a sunnier, ocean-side community. We realized in our coaching and counseling work we were encouraging people to “journey...
With a theme of ‘dress like a fool’, ‘run like a fool’, the community, students and their families are invited to sign up for Destin High Athletics’ Foolish 5K Fun Run/Walk that starts and ends at Destin High School (DHS) on April 9 at 8:30 am. BOTE Destin is...
By Stephenie Craig I found myself in a close relationship consistently feeling hurt and disappointed. I felt resentful and repeatedly like I wasn’t asking for anything unreasonable but the person refused to give me what I needed. Have you been there too? Maybe it’s a family member, a partner, a...
By Lisa Leath Turpin, Wellness Coach Being grateful or thankful might be more difficult these days. 2020 is making us REALLY dig deep to find things to appreciate. But to contribute to Destin Life’s “Thankful” issue, I looked into the effects our attitudes can have on us physically and mentally....

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