Click here to load reader

Heartbeat Connection Magazine July 54th Edition

  • View
    220

  • Download
    1

Embed Size (px)

DESCRIPTION

Heartbeat Magazine, a lifestyle mag all about the art of living with heart. Featuring interviews with artists, industry leaders, owners and designers, travel reviews, healthy living, photography, giveaways, social media, recipes, tech tips, heart of travel, and heartfelt organizations.

Text of Heartbeat Connection Magazine July 54th Edition

  • POETRY Collection

  • x

    Book a Session A Portrait A Scene & Flowers An Animal

    Artist Suzanne Ervin www.semyart.com

    239-777-9556**Advertisement**

    POETRY Collection Summer Sun

    by Robert Louis Stevenson

  • 1Mission: Sharing About Living with Heart. Create * Conceive * Connect

    Letter from the Editor 2News, Celebrations, and Giveaways

    Heart of Fashion 3The Dress Got Me a New Client!& Fiammisday.com

    Recipe Corner 4Tote & Slice Loaf Sandwich

    You Asked? We Answered. 5 How do You Spend Your Summer?

    Earthwise Pet Supply 6Store Review by Kathryn Goerig-Eastlake

    Heart of Health 7Make Exercise a Priority

    Austin's Summer Trip 8

    Heart of Family & Travel 9Family 4th of July!

    Tech Tips & Apps 12No Tax on Back to School, oh yeah!...& July Apps

    Featured Foundation 13Save the Dates!

    4

    Book a Session A Portrait A Scene & Flowers An Animal

    Artist Suzanne Ervin www.semyart.com

    239-777-9556*Advertisement

    13Enter Online!

    Photo: Pillsbury.com Photo from Recipe.comTOTE & SLICE LOAF SANDWICH4

    myfavoritefurr.com

    Save the Dates!

  • 2Are some companies making a difference in the world? At Heartbeat Connection Magazine we discover the answer. Online, we share exclusive company reviews. Be sure to visit us at www.heartbeatmag.com.

    RESOURCESSend us an email at [email protected]

    Advertise with Us!Heartbeatmag.comManaging Editor NICOLE FLOTHEPhotographer MELINDA NAGY OTEROPhotographer JENNY PLOCINSKIArt Director SUZANNE ERVINEditor CHERYL FLOTHECover - Public Domain Pictures

    CONNECT www.TWITTER.com/Heartbeat_magFACEBOOK HEARTBEAT CONNECTIONfacebook.com/heartbeatconnection

    Letter from the Editor

    Wow, summer is almost over! It sure has been a blessing to be with the kids and take them on a family vacation. We drove to Washington, D.C. and did the tour; read our story in the Travel section! My kids go back to school starting the 17th of August and shopping for supplies will start soon! All the stores are filled with school supplies now, but soon will be wiped out, as we've found happens with last minute shopping. Have you already completed your school supplies list? Enjoy the last month of summer!

    Be a contributor or advertise with us, visit our website or send us an email at [email protected]!

    With love, Nicole Flothe Managing Editor

    This month's cover features a beautiful brunette model with a smile of determination on her face. Photograph provided by Public Domain Pictures.

    Lee Heyward - Style with LeeShelly Aristizabal - You Asked & We AnsweredBeth Gatrell - Tech Tip of the Week Cheryl Flothe - Heart of Travel, Recipe CornerHeart of Home & Family

    When my heart is overwhelmed,

    lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

    - Psalm 61-2

    Photo: Pillsbury.com

  • 3by Lee HeywardStylewithLee.com

    Fiammisday.com Blogger Simona from Florence, Italy

    The Children's Fashion Blog Outfit and Kids' StyleThis year Fiammetta's birthday was a bit more special. We went to Disneyland Paris and I don't think I need to say more. Disneyland really is the dream of every child, and why not? Isn't it everyone's dream? There are games, rides, and characters suitable for all ages. And with the invention of the fast pass, the attractions are really more fun.

    Fiammetta spent four days in awe and full of emotions, so many that it was hard to remember them all. She adored the fabulous castle, her beloved princesses, the iconic Elsa and Anna;

    she hugged her favorite characters, and she was literally unleashed in Adventureland between tree houses, the pirates of the Caribbean, and rides to enjoy it all!

    And always with her there were her Balducci. These pink ones with little eyes, to be exact, that she chose from the website of Balducci among the many proposals that you can now also find on SALE. They are shoes really for princesses, because pink, because feminine, because super comfortable, and suitable for every look. Disneyland with her Balducci appeared even more spectacular, funny and memorable. Balducci shoes gave her a timeless touch that is well suited to Disneyland.

    In my book I tell a story about the day I actually missed a networking meeting because I didnt have anything to wear.

    Yup, the style chick had nothing to wear. Really!?!

    This happened within the first month of starting my business and it formed one of the best lessons Ive ever learned.

    ,

    A few weeks ago I dropped my daughter off at pre-school and struck up a conversation with a fellow parent on my way out. Five minutes later I had a new client.

    This happened for one reasonI was wearing a fabulous dress!

    The right clothing can create opportunities everywhere you go. And that has serious power! How cool is it to simply walk into a room (or school in my case) and walk out with a new client!

  • 4Recipe Corner by Cheryl Flothe

    Tote & Slice Loaf SandwichThis take-along sandwich is perfect for picnics, road trips, or tailgate parties. It can also be served for casual entertaining at home. It would be excellent paired with your favorite soup, as well.

    Ingredients k 3/4 cup dried tomatoes (not oil-packed)k 1 - 1 pound loaf Italian or French breadk 1/2 8 ounce package cream cheese, softenedk 1/3 cup basil pestok 4 ounces thinly sliced provolone cheesek 8 ounces thinly sliced peppered or regular salamik 1 medium fresh banana pepper or 8 bottled peppers, stemmed, seeded, and slicedk 1/2 medium red onion, thinly slicedk Small salad peppers and/or pimiento-stuffed green olives (optional)

    Directions1. Place tomatoes in a small bowl. Add enough boiling water to cover and let stand for 10 minutes. Drain tomatoes and place in a food processor; cover and process until finely chopped. Or finely chop tomatoes by hand.2. Split loaf in half horizontally. Remove some soft bread from the bottom half of the loaf, leaving a 1/2-inch-thick shell.3. Spread cream cheese on cut sides of both bread halves. Spread top half with dried tomatoes and bottom half with pesto. On bottom half layer provolone cheese, salami, banana peppers, onion, and loaf top, spread side down.Tip: To pack for transporting, tightly wrap loaf in plastic. To serve, slice loaf crosswise into six sandwiches. If youd like, you can spear a salad pepper, olive, or pickle on long toothpick and insert through sandwiches. Makes 6 sandwiches.Recipe from Better Homes & Gardens found on Recipe.com.

    Photo from Recipe.com

  • 5by Shelly Aristizabal of Business Women Connect

    Q: How do you spend your summer?

    A: Summer. I love summer. This is the 5th consecutive summer I have spent in Indiana (I was born & raised in Indiana). It is easy for me to know where I was in my life based on where and how I spent my summer...

    2009 - The summer after my near fatal brain sub-arachnoid hemorrhage. Embraced life, my kids and self-discovery. We rented a motorcoach and traveled all over the US with the kids, visiting friends, working our MonaVie business - it was an amazing summer of fun!

    2010 - Began writing my book. Decided to spend the summer in Indiana with my kids. Wanted my kids to spend time with my grandmother and to experience the lazy, hazy, crazy days of an Indiana summer. The quiet, long days were the perfect environment for writing! LOVED it!

    2011 - Book tour!! Alex 9, Emma 7 (my support team), and I took off on a road trip to promote my book. We had a blast speaking at MonaVie events and Paul Mitchell Schools all along the East Coast from Florida, up to New York, to Michigan, and Chicago. We enjoyed visiting friends along the way, seeing Washington DC, Hershey Park, and more. Awesome!

    2012 - This was a very challenging summer... Ed (my now ex-husband) and I made the decision that I would take the kids to Indiana (my grandmother's health was failing) and spend the summer to explore our options - stay in an unhappy marriage or figure out how to make things better - or divorce...

    2013 - After a long year of prayer, counseling, and challenges, Ed & I decided to separate. While I was in Indiana for the summer with the kids, he moved out of the house. We decided that though we are not good at being a married couple, we are awesome parents. We developed a plan that would be best for our kids... Filed for divorce and worked on a family plan...

    2014 - Divorce final. My first summer as a single woman and mom. This summer only Emma could travel with me. The boys all had school, sports, camps, etc. I really needed this time in Indiana to make lots of big decisions about life, business, money, the future, and, yes, even think about dating... The weather was perfect, I spent time with friends and met some great people. Life is good - I've never felt happier...

    2015 - Here we are... Many, many changes. Taking a break this summer from blogging and posting. Emma & I in Indiana again. Helping a friend with her ministry. Exploring a relationship with a man I adore. Looking into several business opportunities. Wow - life is really, really good : ) Will update when summer is over...Enjoy yours too!

    To learn more visit...www.businesswomenconnect.com orwww.shellyaristizabal.com

  • 6Earthwise Pet Supply Store of the Month review by Kathryn Goerig-Eastlake

    Recently, one of my cats needed a change in diet. I visited the Earthwise Pet Store in Naples, FL. Tricia Berger, co-owner, was more than happy to help me assess what type of food would be most helpful for my Pica.

    I was very impressed with her knowledge and expertise. I asked her how she knew so much about pets nutritional needs, and she shared with me that she had attended many hours of schooling which focused on pets and their diet needs. Her suggestions proved helpful to my kittys issues. Needless to say, Earthwise

    Pet Supply is now my go to place to purchase all of my pets dietary needs.

    One of the wonderful things that this store does is ask its patrons to donate a can, or bag, or treats for those who are struggling to pay for their pets food. The donation receiver could be a family or an elderly person. I think it is a wonderful idea, I support this local effort. You can go to the Earthwise Pet Supply FaceBook page: (EarthWise Pet Supply Valrico), and see the heart-warming pictures of some of the owners who receive this pet food assistance. https://www.facebook.com/EarthWisePetNaples

    One of the stores patrons was quoted as follows: My daughter and I just went up to Earthwise Pet to check out the self-wash for our Beagle. It's awesome. Buster got a fabulous bath and smells much better! They have everything you need, including free treats, to keep him happy during the bath, aprons to keep the humans dry, a blower dryer, towels, great smelling shampoo and conditioner, and a friendly washing area. The best part....they clean up the mess!! Love it! You have my business!

    The store has qualified groomers on staff, but they also permit owners to wash their favorite furry person in their do-it-yourself pet cleaning area. That is a great feature, isnt it?

    If you live in the Naples, Florida area, this store can be found in the Pine Ridge Crossings Plaza. I hope you visit them soon.

    My name is Buddy. I am entered to win a "Love Your Laptime" are you?

    Go to: www.myfavoritefurr.com to enter your pet in the give-a-way contest.Good Luck, but, I'm sure I will win.

  • 7My son, Nathan, has flat feet and we have been so pleased with his progress at Van Wagner's Chiropractor's office. Recently we bought a stability disk to help strengthen his muscles in his feet and ankles. Jared, the chiropractor, sent us this Progressive Stabilization Ankle workout that helps to improve the support that he needs. I've also been exercising more and wanted to share a few reasons to make exercise a priority

    by Nicole Flothe

    Make Exercise a Priority

    Progressive Stabilization Ankle

    Stage 1: Static Development of the base of support

    Maintain your balance on progressively unstable surfaces. You may time yourself to see how long you can hold your balance.

    With the stability disc, begin with less inflation. As you add air, the disc becomes less stable. Two discs can be used on both feet to add stability, then move to a single leg stance on one foot.

    You may close your eyes to remove visual stimulus.

    Be sure to exercise both ankles.

    Stage 2: Dynamic Progress the center of gravity

    Add arm and leg movements while balancing on a progressively unstable surface.

    Get creative! You may add arm weight, or medicine ball. Move the upper body, as well as the free leg in continually challenging patterns. Have someone toss a ball to you while balancing. Have it thrown to either side, so you are challenged reaching to catch.

    Once again you may close your eyes to remove visual stimulus. Just not while someone is throwing objects at you.

    Stage 3: Functional movement Perform functional movements while on the progressively unstable base.

    Squat, lunge, side lunge. Once again get creative to perform functional movements on the progressively unstable surface.

    Be sure to exercise both ankles.

    7550 Mission Hills Dr. Suite #316 Naples, FL 34119

    phone: 239.775.6416 email: [email protected]

    Exercise shouldn't feel like a chore or something that has to be checked off your to-do list. It should be a priority and an activity that fits into your daily routine, just like brushing your teeth or making your bed. However, kick-starting your workout regimen can be a challenge because there will always be some excuse or activity that gets in the way of taking care of yourself. - Alana Brager on Active.com* Your health is what will allow you to work into old age, if you desire. And make it so you can continue doing all the fun things you love to do.

    *If you start working out regularly, it will become a routine and you will create a healthy habit! Treat your workouts like an appointment that you can't cancel. - 12minuteathlete.com*What you consume in calories will be burned with workouts and your metabolism will increase allowing you to get in better shape.

  • 8by Nicole Flothe

    To learn more about Austin and his journey to recovery visit Facebook.com/austinervinhealing. He continues to progress with his nursing care, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, and schooling. We all thank you for your prayers, support, and belief in his recovery.

    Austin had a great day with family and friends. They took the Coastal Classic Train ride from Anchorage to Seward, round-trip. Its the local favorite. They saw beautiful glaciers visible from the train and lots of wildlife. Austin had a blast! They got to sit in the Goldstar, which is the upper level car with glass-domed ceilings and the outdoor viewing platform. It was really nice for Austin to be able to see all the views. When they got to Seward they walked around town to all the cool little gift shops. They went out to lunch, had ice cream, visited the kids' park, and then had a great time at the Alaska Sea Life Center.

    Thank You so much, Bailee DePew. They all had the perfect adventure. "It was the best day ever," as Austin always says. They also want to say thank you to Animal, the Best Train Conductor EVER!!

  • 9by Cheryl Flothe

    What did your family do for the 4th of July? Many people stay home, visit friends and relatives for barbeques and picnics, or watch parades and fireworks. Others celebrate by going camping, to the beach, or amusement parks.

    If youre lucky, you can enjoy a 4th of July family trip. Family trips strengthen your familys bonds in many ways:

    k Family trips bring families closer together. Being away from usual routines and distractions helps families focus on each other through shared activities, encouraging communication and cooperation with one another.

    k As kids need plenty of activities to keep them occupied, family trips keep you all busy and intrested. Your whole family will experience doing new things together and going places you havent been before.

    k Travel broadens your familys minds---it shows people in other places can have different customs and beliefs. It also can show how much people have in common.

    k Seeing unfamiliar scenery also gives families an increased perspective. Going from small towns to big cities creates quite an impression and leaving your home near the mountains or ocean to visit inland prairie areas is a big change.

    k On a larger scale, visiting different countries and locations helps families learn about other cultures, ways of dress, and history.

    k Finally, traveling with your family creates lasting memories.

    Independence Day Vendor Seabrook, WA

    Small town 4th of July parade Seward, AK

  • 10

    What did your family do for the 4th of July? Many people stay home, visit friends and relatives for barbeques and picnics, or watch parades and fireworks. Others celebrate by going camping, to the beach, or amusement parks.

    If youre lucky, you can enjoy a 4th of July family trip. Family trips strengthen your familys bonds in many ways:

    k Family trips bring families closer together. Being away from usual routines and distractions helps families focus on each other through shared activities, encouraging communication and cooperation with one another.

    k As kids need plenty of activities to keep them occupied, family trips keep you all busy and intrested. Your whole family will experience doing new things together and going places you havent been before.

    k Travel broadens your familys minds---it shows people in other places can have different customs and beliefs. It also can show how much people have in common.

    k Seeing unfamiliar scenery also gives families an increased perspective. Going from small towns to big cities creates quite an impression and leaving your home near the mountains or ocean to visit inland prairie areas is a big change.

    k On a larger scale, visiting different countries and locations helps families learn about other cultures, ways of dress, and history.

    k Finally, traveling with your family creates lasting memories.

    Two groups of my family went on memorable 4th of July trips this year. Our son and daughter-in-laws family went to Washington, DC; while our niece and nephews family joined his sister and their family and the grandparents on a trip to Seabrook, Washington.

    4th of July is a special time of year to visit Washington, DC! Our son and his family spent three days in Washington, DC over the 4th. Thousands of people gather on the National Mall to take part in the festivities, including A Capitol 4th with entertainment and fireworks. Most people would love to visit the White House, but visits can only be arranged through your legislator months in advance, so plan accordingly. There are many other things to do and see while youre in DC. The Smithsonian Museums such as Air & Space, Natural History, American History, the National Zoo; and the National Gallery of Art, National Archives, and Library of Congress are free to the public. Memorials are also open and free, including The Lincoln, Jefferson, Viet Nam, and WWII Memorials. Theres a charge for tours of Mt. Vernon, George Washingtons home and estate; and Monticello, Thomas Jeffersons home; but its well worth the money to see where two of our most famous founding fathers lived. Visit Washington.org for further information to plan your trip.

    It's always a thrill to see the White House!

    National Museum of Natural History.

    The Castle, The Smithsonian Institution Building.

    1. National Air & Space Museum.

    2. The Washington Monument looms in the distance.

    3. The Lincoln Memorial is a must-see!

    1

    3

    2

  • 10

    11

    Seabrook, Washington 4th of July

    Our niece and her extended, multi-generational family went to Seabrook, Washington for the 4th of July. Seabrook is a relatively new town off Pacific Beach in Grays Harbor County, just 2.5 hours from Seattle. There are only 280 privately owned homes in the well planned community, of which half are rentals. The appeal of Seabrook is that its a laid back, walkable town---everything in town is no more than a five minute walk away. And its minutes from Pacific Beach. Amenities include bike rentals, a pottery painting studio, an indoor community swimming pool, community park with a fire pit, individual fire pits is neighborhoods, shops, and more. Being such a small community, Seabrook has an outstanding, small town 4th of July celebration each year. For more information on this amazing vacation town, see: seabrookwa.com.Thanks to the Eenhuis family for sharing their trip photos.

    1. National Air & Space Museum.

    2. The Washington Monument looms in the distance.

    3. The Lincoln Memorial is a must-see!

    All decked out for the 4th---great place to ride bikes!

    Did someone say, ice cream?

    1. My neice and nephew with their 3 children.

    2. Grandpa and Grandma with all 5 grandkids.

    3. You can walk to the store, just like the old days!

    4. Its a short walk to the beach!

    1

    2

    3

    4

  • July Appsby Nicole Flothe

    July Apps: When we went this summer to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, the kids and I downloaded this fun Skin & Bones app. We walked through a section that had bones of animals and you put your phone over them and it showed you what the animal would look like with skin. Very cool! Then, to keep everyone entertained on our road trip, a few apps we enjoyed were Colorfy, Jenga, Paint My Wall, and Makeup 2. The boys want to get in shape this summer and so they've started a program called Body Beast and I downloaded the app for them. To keep up with my social media, I found the new Pagemodo app to be useful. Have you heard of Periscope? It's a new live stream platform that I just started using. Large brands show behind-the-scenes videos and offer great business tips, etc. I saw unique usernames with bubbles, so I was able to find this neat Bubble Text app. Hope you're having a great summer!

    11

    12

    States like Florida and Alabama have information available online to help determine what qualifies. Unfortunately not every state will be participating, but by heading to Passion for Savings or Time you can find out which states are as well as what the tax break is on. More information can also be found by visiting About Parenting and Free Tax Weekend, where you can see dates of additional tax free holidays on things like hurricane supplies and appliances. While youre enjoying your tax free savings, be sure to download our "Into Tomorrow" App which is free all the time.

    NO Tax on Back to School---Oh yeah!...by Beth Gatrell

    Its almost time to go Back to School and many states are offering their Annual Back to School Tax Holidays to help ease the burden of purchasing supplies. Items like clothing, shoes, school supplies, books, sneakers, and more will be given a break from being charged tax during the holiday.

    Featured Foundation

    To view more information about iPhone apps visit www.heartbeatmag.com, What's on my iPhone.

    Did someone say, ice cream?

  • 12

    13

    Featured Foundationby Nicole Flothe

    SAVE THE DATES! Every year foundations in my community work towards a common goal to help support people in many ways. A few foundations I'd like to highlight have upcoming events that are supporting those in need. Project Outreach has their upcoming Back To School Bash on August 9th. Another charity that I support and work with every year is Cancer Alliance of Naples for their annual Wine Women & Shoes signature luncheon. Save the Date - Friday, February 12th, 2016. Then Laces of Love foundation has a SAVE THE DATE for the 2016 Laces of Love Benefit Concert, Feb 21st, 2016 Sunday evening at 7pm Covenant Church, 6926 Trail Blvd, Naples FL!

    To learn more about each foundation visit www.projectoutreachnaples.com, lacesoflove.org, and cancernaples.com.

  • 13

    Walt Disney World Vacations & Resortshttp://goo.gl/gXwbJO

    Advertisement www.swflbasketball.com

    Southwest Florida Youth Basketball

    GEORGE GABOURELINDEPENDENT ASSOCIATE 239-784-6676

    CALL NOW!

    Skin CareSee how naturally beautiful your skin can be.

    Two CountiesTwo Divisions239-267-7922Created from global technologies and natural,

    botanical ingredients. Offers natural radiance.

    http://goo.gl/yzzu5r

    Alaska Munger Valley Pioneers will be published quarterly. Each issue will share many stories of the pioneers, more pictures, letters, and Jim Munger cartoons of life in Alaska on an Alaskan trapline, fish camp, and more.

    Go to www.gde91.com and subscribe for future issues!