By Krisy Whitely Anderson, Beverly Hills Day Spa Owner There’s an old saying that if you do things the way you’ve always done, you’ll get the same results. Well, what are you doing for pain, skin health or relaxation? The same things? Why not try massage—it’s way more than just...
By Lisa Leath Turpin, Wellness Coach “Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So, what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more...

End the Cravings

By Kay Leaman, Health Architect When we think of ending cravings, we usually begin with telling ourselves, “I’m going to stop eating.” However, as most of us know, the willpower to eat it is many times stronger than our will power to not eat it. Let’s be real. As soon...
By Kay Leaman, Health Architect Carbs are everywhere and necessary for our health. However, the carbs we choose can affect our gut health, immune system, cholesterol levels, blood sugar and energy. So, let’s learn a little about them. Definition: (carbo-hydrate) A large group of organic compounds occurring in foods and living...
Okaloosa County recently began its evening treatment schedule of spraying pesticide to control mosquito populations. Treatments begin one hour before sunset and/or in the hour after sunrise. Surveillance activities may indicate certain types of mosquitoes known to be disease vectors that are active during time periods other than noted....
By Lisa Leath Turpin, Health & Fitness Coach/Consultant Happy to introduce the second in a series of tips to effectively and safely exercise various areas of the body (Check out June edition: “Core/Abs”). There is a lot going on in the lower body. That old song (hip bone’s connected to the...
By Kay Leaman, Health Architect Summer is here. You can feel the humidity thicken and watch traffic double. Sunscreen sales increase as we hit the beach, go camping, work in the yard, etc. Many of us look over the myriad choices focusing on SPF numbers rather than ingredients. The benefits of...
By Todd Craig Sometimes we need a wake-up call, something to shake us from being lulled into the dull existence of an unintentionally lived life—something that awakens us to snap out of the mindset that life is something that happens to us rather than a gift we get to live....

Living Hope

By Michelle Ruschman Cindy Smith has taught child abuse prevention in schools since the 1990s. This earlier work led her to become an advocate, author, speaker and founder of Living Hope for Today, whose mission is twofold: to teach our kids, even as young as age 3, how to deter...
By Dr. Richard Chern, MD Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there reading. Thank you for working to the point of exhaustion, worrying to the point of tears, supporting us through our good decisions and bad, and loving us even when we do our best to push you...