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As founder and Executive Director of Shelly Beach Communications, Shelly provides editing, mentoring, co-writing, and creative services to individuals working to bring their books to life. Author of ten books, Shelly is the recipient of the Christy Award for fiction, the Selah Award and The Golden Scroll Award for inspirational nonfiction, and the Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medallion for devotional/non-fiction. She and her husband Dan cared for Dan’s father with Parkinson’s in their home for nearly eight years and Shelly’s mother with Alzheimer’s for more than six. She and her husband Dan live in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and have two adult children and six grandchildren. Shelly Beach was born in Muskegon, Michigan, and grew up along the shoreline of Lake Michigan. She won the Christy Award with her first contemporary Christian novel in 2008 and was nominated for the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Book of the Year award that same year for her nonfiction. She has written two novels, co-authored two historical fiction novels, and authored and/or co-authored a dozen non-fiction books. Shelly has also served as a managing editor of several Bibles. Shelly is the co-founder of the Breathe Writer's Conference in Grand Rapids and the founder of the Cedar Falls Christian Writer's Workshop in Cedar Falls, IA. She is also a co-founder of PTSDPerspectives.net and provides consultation services on post-traumatic stress disorder in medical, mental health, educational, criminal justice, professional, and faith-based settings across the nation. When Shelly is not writing, consulting, or speaking, she loves to travel. The parents of two adult children, Shelly and her husband Dan live in Iowa and are active in various church ministries.
The Fit Spirit Goes
by Lawrence Chin Founder
(Excerpt from Voyage Ohio) Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I started as an investor after moving to the US from Trinidad, and I had a successful investment company. After the market crashed in 2008, my company took a loss, and I decided to pivot to my next venture. Growing up, I always had a passion for fitness- specifically martial arts, dance, and gymnastics.
I actually used to compete in the martial arts arena in Trinidad! So, a natural next step was to start teaching classes here for people interested in fitness and wellness. In 2010 I started my business, which eventually grew to become FitSpirit Fitness in 2011. Our goal was to be different from all the other fitness companies out there.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It has definitely not been a smooth road. I have faced multiple tragedies in life, like losing my first business and losing my eldest child in 2013. At times, my world has been rocked. I have since promised myself to continue living for my daughter; she was always someone who went out of her way to make people happy and comfortable in themselves, and that is the essence of FitSpirit What sets us apart is that we truly try to motivate our clients physically and mentally so that they leave our studio feeling happy and accomplished.
2022 Lexington County GOP Old-Fashioned Stump Meeting and BBQ Dinner
Food and beverage provided by Hudson’s Smokehouse of Lexington
Date: Friday, September 30, 2022
Location: Town of Lexington Icehouse Pavilion & Amphitheater
Address: 107 West Main Street, Lexington, SC 29072
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Special VIP Reception
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
General Admission (includes BBQ Dinner) = $40.00 per person
VIP Reception (includes General Admission and BBQ Dinner) = $250.00 per person
Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.com
Eat excellent barbeque
Hear from our 2022 Republican candidates (federal, state, and local)
Vote in our 2024 Presidential Straw Poll
Participate in our silent auction
Confirmed Headline Event Speakers
The Honorable Pamela Evette, South Carolina Lieutenant Governor The Honorable Joe Wilson, U.S. Representative (South Carolina 2nd Congressional District) The Honorable Mark Hammond, South Carolina Secretary of State Ellen Weaver, Republican Nominee for South Carolina State School Superintendent Drew McKissick, South Carolina Republican Party Chairman
Today's episode features Dr. Sean Gregory, Vice President, Health Economics and Market Access for Cognito Therapeutics a company developing a novel device-based approach to treating Alzheimer’s disease. We discuss the innovative nature of their device, the results to date and emerging signals in neuroscience research for a range of neurodegenerative disorders including parkinson's disease and MS.
Sophia Dallas, Breast Cancer Survivor and CEO & Founder of Sisters Supporting Sisters shares her advocacy work and programs and events for Sisters Supporting Sisters.
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Calgary, AB - Dr. Suzie Le Brocq is a top-notch clinical sexologist who has worked in the addiction treatment field for more than twenty years. She had a PhD in Clinical Sexology, is a Master Practitioner in Clinical Counseling and author of Ostomy 101 A Survival Kit to Sexual Healing. For the last couple of years her focus has been helping women on their journey back to healthy sexuality.
Through evidence-based tools, step-by-step strategies, therapeutic interventions, guided meditation, psycho-therapeutic exercises, and her Kintsu Method, Dr. Suzie helps women develop a loving relationship with their physical bodies.
Dr. Suzie is currently offering the following on line courses: Accepting My New Normal, and Body Mastery - How to Master Your Ostomied Body. She has also opened up her schedule to The Golden Hour with Doc Le Brocq, which is a bi-weekly live Q&A to get education, coaching and support through her online community.
She also wrote a book titled book, Ostomy 101 A Survival Kit to Sexual Healing where she candidly discusses who we are as sexual beings, not just from a ‘sexual standpoint,’ but how we define ourselves as women from a human standpoint. In this book she teaches you how to authentically connect with your physical, spiritual and emotional bodies, how to build / rebuild an endearing relationship with ourselves, and ultimately how to embrace life with an ostomy.
For more information, visit: www.doclebrocq.com/gold, www.iamasexaddict.com, and www.newlifepsychology.ca
Out of the desire to achieve better outcomes for his patients, Dr. Charles Simkovich founded Simkovich Concussion Institute in 1986. Through research and study, we have innovated an accelerated treatment with a revolutionary technique that delivers significant improvement in the clinical outcomes of patients suffering newly sustained or persistent or even chronic life long post concussion symptoms.
After suffering a head injury, a person can experience a wide range of difficulties such as: cognitive decline and difficulty thinking and remembering, physical deficits and migraines, emotional health and changes in emotion and mood, and sleep disturbances and disorders. For some, these symptoms can last a short period of time. For others, though, TBI and concussion symptoms can last weeks, months, or even years, and unfortunately for some, chronic life long symptoms become their new way of life.
At Simkovich Concussion Institute, we are specialized and dedicated to providing treatment outcomes and quality of care so that our patients suffering a post concussion way of life can re-claim their wellness and “Return to Life”!
Arcola, MO – Laura Collinwood is a highly sought after, experienced, and certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and owner of Health Gently, her health coaching business, and Health & Wisdom, her product-based business supplying topical magnesium products since 2000.
“As a health coach, I become your personal cheerleader and partner focused on helping you feel empowered to make positive change in every area of your life. Because our health and lifestyle are deeply intertwined, my holistic approach examines the whole person by addressing their emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual needs. We take a deep dive into the many aspects of life that can affect health, and together we set goals to make gentle, incremental changes over time that lead to making conscious healthier choices to consistently improve your overall health.”
Through her business Health Gently, Laura recognizes we are the experts on our own lives. In addition to giving information about healthy eating and lifestyle, she encourages us to dig deep to understand the motivation behind health habits that are not serving us well so that we can deconstruct destructive habits and form new ones.
Her highly successful company, Health & Wisdom inc., makes topical Magnesium products critical for health. As the first company to provide transdermal Magnesium, for more than 20 years Health and Wisdom provides the purest, safest, highest quality topical Magnesium available and has become a leader in the transdermal Magnesium Industry.
For more information on our guest visit www.healthgently.com and www.healthandwisdom.com
Dr. Christopher SaltPaw received his Bachelor of Science in Material Science Engineering from RutgersUniversity and his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University. and his master's degree in acupuncture from the New York College of Traditional ChineseMedicine.He has a lifelong dedication to healing and has worked with patients suffering from many different health conditions such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, HIV/AIDS, and cancer.
"...Grassroots Natural Medicine provides an integrated approach combining both oriental and naturopathic medical philosophies. The following is a list of the services offered. If you are interested in a particular modality, you may schedule an appointment for that type of session. If you have a condition and would like help, but are unsure of which modality would be most effective, come for a free 15 minute consultation and you will receive a recommendation for the form(s) of healing that will be most beneficial..."
"...Is the US still experiencing a COVID-19 pandemic?
Some adamantly disagree that the pandemic is over, pointing out that COVID-19 remains a public health emergency in the United States, the World Health Organization still considers it a global pandemic, and most significantly, the virus is still killing over 400 people a day in the U.S...."
I would suggest that this is more so the case within the African American community...Baba Wesley Gray
Welcome to Season 2 of Keepin it Real with Host Jimbo! Tune in for the Season 2 opening episode with Special Guest Tanya Hiser, Psychotherapist
Topic: Why don’t we treat mental illness like we do physical illness?
Thank you for joining me for a second season of Keeping it Real with Jimbo. Join me and my special guest, Tanya Hiser as we have a open conversation about mental health in our society. “I was born to be a therapist. No lie. I knew since I was 10 years old that this is what I wanted to do. I love working with adolescents and adults who need assistance finding their authentic self and true voice.” “The issues at hand, be they anxiety, addiction, trauma or depression are only gateways to discovering healing, balance and wellness on multiple levels. I listen intently using a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person Centered Therapy, Trauma Therapy and good old intuition to help you shift and release emotional patterns that no longer serve you. “ saysTanya Hiser. Visit Tanya at https://www.212psychotherapy.com/
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Regina Hartfield is CEO and president of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. Hartfield served on the association’s board of directors for three years, including as chair of the fundraising committee. Previously, she managed federal, state and commercial contracts for CVP, an information technology consulting firm in Virginia and Maryland. Hartfield was a community affairs professional in the nonprofit arena in New York for more than 25 years where she gained experience as a leader in nonprofit organizations. She graduated with honors from Lehman College of the City University of New York with a Bachelor of Arts in community outreach.
Servio Astacio was born in the Dominican Republic with sickle cell anemia and experienced symptoms from an early age. His condition prevented him from pursuing his dream of military service, but he remains driven to growing in other areas of his life. Now 25 years old, Astacio lives in Miami, owns a business and pursues interests in finance and technology. He advocates for sickle cell awareness and research and has spoken at conferences, symposia and roundtables.
One look at the myriad of nutrition and fitness shows on BlogTalkRadio and you'll see we're one of the healthiest sites on the Web! Our community regards health as a top priority, because we know the key to a higher quality of life is a combination of the right foods, regular exercise and quality medical care. Listen as the world's leading physicians, researchers, personal trainers and nutritionists discuss the latest health news, including trendy diets and those with staying power. Find accountability partners in listeners following HCG, Atkins, Body for Life, Nutrisystems, Weight Watchers, the blood type diet, juice fasts and cleanses. Get off the couch with personal trainers, fitness instructors and therapists who'll keep you motivated all year. Total health also includes managing stress, increasing your brainpower, fertility treatments and the best herbal remedies and supplements, so turn to our experts in holistic healing, biofeedback and alternative medicine, too.