Archive for the ‘Mind & Soul’ Category

Omayra Mansfield, MD, MHA, FACEP: Calm and Collected in the Face of Uncertainty

Women Who Inpsire – An AdventHealth for Women Series Dr. Omayra Mansfield is an emergency medicine physician, Chief Medical Officer at AdventHealth Apopka and AdventHealth Winter Garden, and co-author of the book and workshop titled The Trust Transformation, but what she wants you to know before all that is, she is a mother. “I am Read More…

Dr. Natahlie McKenzie: A Passion for Care

Women Who Inspire – An AdventHealth for Women Series Dr. Nathalie Dauphin McKenzie is an award-winning, board-certified gynecologic oncologist with tremendous expertise and experience providing advanced surgical treatments including laparoscopic and robotic-assisted procedures for women with all types of gynecologic cancers. A cancer survivor herself, she provides compassionate, holistic, integrative and state-of-the art medical care. Read More…

Behind The Scenes: It’s More Than A Village

By Christi Ashby The No. 1 question asked of Kate and me is: How do you do it all? The answer is not so simple. We know we are climbing uphill every day in the declining publishing industry, but we believe if we bring you, our readers, something real and genuine that they cannot get Read More…

Women Who Inspire: Whitney Melton Laney

Coordinating Bahamas Relief Efforts Women Who Inspire is an AdventHealth for Women Series Days before Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas as a category 5 storm, Whitney Melton Laney was already coordinating relief efforts. Using her background as a former radio host with a large social media presence, she began to put the call out for Read More…

A Very Special Journey to Volunteering

Women Who Inspire – A Florida Hospital for Women Series  Karen Kaczmarek has only been in Central Florida three years, but she has found a very special way to give back to the community as a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) “cuddler” — a volunteer who gives love and gentle hugs to the tiniest babies. Read More…

7 Tips to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

Breast cancer is on every woman’s mind. But we hope to turn worrisome thoughts into positive actions with these risk-reducing tips from one of Florida hospital’s leading breast surgeons, Olga Ivanov, MD. 1. Get 8 Hours of Sleep. “Human growth hormone slows down the aging process and sleep allows our bodies to rejuvenate it. Sleep Read More…

A Rockin’ Good Vibe

by Christi Ashby When was the last time you spent time at Daytona Beach – on the beach? While most of us chill in New Smyrna or Ponce Inlet, there’s an iconic brand that is shaking things up on the world’s most famous beach. Hard Rock Daytona Beach pays proper respect to its vintage site, Read More…

What a Wonderful World!

by Christi Ashby Photo of Christi, Kate and Wendy by Macbeth Studio  We are all about words, but there are not nearly enough to express my gratitude for the people who have impacted and inspired what we love to do! Here is a small list of thanks. It’s a family affair at Appeal Media & Read More…

Girlfriends Getaway

It was one of the most glorious 28 hours on record…. A group of girlfriends (all moms) and I headed to The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach Shores for an annual “moms” retreat. We started the tradition in 2016 with a weekend getaway in Ormond Beach. But when it came time to plan Read More…

It’s official….

Summer is here (first official day being June 21), but I think it starts mid-May with the anticipation of the long Memorial Day weekend. We are now already into late June and the July 4th holiday is hovering nearby. So breathe. You still have some time to relish in the most relaxed season of the Read More…