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PAWS-itive encouragement

PAWS-itive encouragement

Read to Sydney brings books, children, and trained therapy dogs together for a reading experience that transcends boundaries. Photos: Nicole Hamel Even though it was about 11 years ago, Thom Battisto clearly remembers the day he visited a local foster…
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…
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…
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…
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: Hungry to help others

Healthy Inspiration: Hungry to help others

Needy get filled, volunteer couple in Mount Dora get fulfilled. For 18 years since retiring to Florida from North Dakota, Cal and Shirley Rolfson are pretty much living the dream.  They enjoy a decent lifestyle in Mount Dora, they are…
Food as medicine

Food as medicine

A diet of 80% whole foods does a body good. Food as medicine is by no means a new concept. The idea derives from 5th century science and Hippocrates, the “founder of medicine,” who reportedly originated the phrase “Let food…
Healthy Inspiration: The Healer

Healthy Inspiration: The Healer

Clermont woman devotes life to healing mind, body and spirit by targeting trapped emotions. Photos: Nicole Hamel Salina Rubio’s curiosity was sparked the moment she heard about The Emotion Code, nearly two years ago. The Clermont resident was intrigued while…
Farm to Skin Plant-Based Makeup

Farm to Skin Plant-Based Makeup

Health diagnosis leads Eustis woman to start skincare brand with natural, homegrown ingredients. Photos: Anthony Rao Patricia Walker began paying closer attention to what she was putting into and onto her body after being diagnosed with thyroid disease in 2004.…
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