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A stretch above the rest

A stretch above the rest

Car accident leads to career change helping others improve lives through stretching. Photos: Nicole Hamel Volkan Ulgen was accompanied to a comfortably padded bench, where he was told to lay down on his back with his head atop a small…
Healthy Inspiration: “Trance” formation

Healthy Inspiration: “Trance” formation

Titanic victim probes depths of mind to uncover past life experiences and lead those hurting to present-day solutions.  Photo: Nicole Hamel Sarah Riley’s fear of deep water caused her to feel moments of severe anxiety, and she didn’t know why. …
Your body keeps score

Your body keeps score

 Traumatic experiences may be making you physically ill.  The word “trauma” conjures up images of gruesome car accidents, speeding ambulances, medevac flights, and emergency rooms. Stat. Code blue. The golden hour. That’s physical trauma. More common, though less obvious, is…
Healthy Inspiration: Soarin’, Flyin’

Healthy Inspiration: Soarin’, Flyin’

Denise Lloyd reaches new heights practicing aerial skills. Photos: Nicole Hamel Going on her 12th year of practicing aerial arts, Denise Lloyd is grateful to have developed her aerial skills and she’s worked in many different jobs utilizing them. When…
Lord of the ring

Lord of the ring

Wrestling icon flexes his faith to help aspiring wrestlers reach their dreams.   Photos: Anthony Rao A group of spandex-clad warriors gather around 77-year-old Afa Anoa’i, whom they affectionately call ‘Pop.’  One can hear a pin drop as he delivers a straight-from-the-heart…
Healthy Inspiration: Making moves

Healthy Inspiration: Making moves

Paige Grimes wants to give every kid the chance to dance.  Photos: Nicole Hamel Nineteen-year-old Paige Grimes is ready for her next “step” after hosting the grand opening for her new dance studio, Full Force Dance Academy in Minneola, on…
Up a river with a paddle and friend

Up a river with a paddle and friend

Facebook groups bring paddle boarders and kayakers together while providing a sense of community. Photos provided by Katie Hays. Their stories of paddling down lakes, rivers, and springs spark intrigue. The pictures and videos are breathtaking. Rhesus monkeys scurrying up…
Healthy Inspiration: Victorious loser

Healthy Inspiration: Victorious loser

Erica Majors weighs in on her life-changing transformation. It’s the small changes in life that have Erica Majors living large.  Attending social functions without fear of others staring at her. Feeling more motivated and energetic. Going from a size ten…
Healthy Inspiration: Tim Totten

Healthy Inspiration: Tim Totten

Lake County’s masked man comes to rescue with over 30,000 masks. Photos: Nicole Hamel Tim Totten, owner of Final Embrace, found a creative solution when hospitals and health facilities were quickly running out of personal protective equipment (PPE) and n95…
A shot in the right direction

A shot in the right direction

Lake County, state officials working together on getting as many people vaccinated as possible. Photos: Nicole Hamel A few months ago, Betty Lemley arrived at her new doctor’s office in Leesburg carrying a cardboard sign reading “Will work for food” with…
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