Inspired: Cheri Hudgins & Sharon Kelly

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Cheri Hudgins inspired by Sharon Kelly Mom, As a child growing up, you always taught me to be better, do more, never settle, and be the best person I can be. Being a young mother to two girls, you exemplified strength and lured the essence of hope. We maneuvered through the housing system while you […]

Inspired: Lisa Moore & Wendy Lawhorn

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Lisa Moore inspired by Wendy Lawhorn Wendy, I often thank God for the amazing person and treasured gift you are to this world. I am so grateful for the genuine grace and love that you bring to my life and to so many others. You fill hearts, inspire minds, and warm souls in so many […]

Her Story: Lauren Guin

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Lauren Guin on Shifting Perspectives My 20s were filled with amazing accomplishments and wonderful memories accompanied by complete heartbreak and an abundant amount of grief. I thought surely, after watching my favorite person on earth succumb to a four-year battle with cancer and then going through a divorce at 26 while living hours away from […]

Inspired: Leah Hutcherson & Beth Thomas

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Leah Hutcherson inspired by Beth Thomas Beth, Since you came into my life over a decade ago, I’ve seen you handle difficulties with incredible grace and humor, selflessly serve those around you, and love on everyone in your life, whether through a home-cooked meal, opening your home, or a beautifully knit blanket. You tirelessly invest […]

Inspired: Megan Goodman & Sarah Love Hart

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Megan Goodman inspired by Sarah Love Hart Sarah, Almost 10 years ago I walked into your office at the BDC, and the first thing I saw was a print that said, “Celebrate every day like it’s your birthday.” It told me everything I needed to know about you. You’re the life of the party, an […]

Health in a Minute: Late Summer 2023

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Q. My father is in his late 60s and has been experiencing aphasia after a stroke. He is currently participating in speech therapy, but… is there anything I can personally do to help with his recovery? A. Aphasia can be a challenging and frustrating condition associated with difficulty with communication. It can involve both auditory […]

Caring for Cast Iron

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Cast iron skillets are sturdy cookware that can last a lifetime with proper upkeep. However, concerns about its complicated care process often keep people from making the swap to cast iron. Using and cleaning cast iron may look a little different than with other cookware, but it’s well worth the investment and much simpler than […]

Tips for Shopping for Window Treatments

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Curtains, Shades, and Blinds. Oh My! From selecting shades to budgeting for blinds, the world of window treatments can be a daunting place. Window treatments not only help drive home your personal style and pull a room together, but they also have greater implications when it comes to privacy, safety, and cleaning. Here, we’ve outlined […]

Numbers to Know: Late Summer 2023

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Stop Snoring! If you spend most of the night listening to your partner snore, you’re not alone. Approximately 44% of men and 28% of women in the United States regularly snore. The Sleep Foundation recommends these tips to reduce or even eliminate snoring: Sleep on your side. Wear a nasal strip or dilator. Use an […]

Meet Our Model: Shewanee Howard-Baptiste

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For Shewanee Howard-Baptiste, health and wellness have long been a part of her journey on earth. With degrees in exercise science and coaching, Howard-Baptiste is no stranger to the power of movement, but integrating that movement with other parts of one’s life is the true key. Today, Howard-Baptiste uses exercise as a primary way to […]