Archive for the ‘Mind & Soul’ Category

Spa Invitational 2022: Relaxing, Refreshing Fellowship

Committee members – (back row) Kelly Neirstadt, Lynn Ivanek, Sherry Magee and Kari Conley (front row) Holly Wilton and Stephanie Garris – dressed by Athleta at The Mall at Millenia and photographed by Christi Ashby at The Spa at Hyatt Regency Orlando. More than a decade ago, local executive Sherry Magee was envious of the Read More…

CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY AT FOUR SEASONS RESORT ORLANDO

Experience a romantic getaway and special holiday offerings at Central Florida’s only Five Diamond Resort Make time to connect with those who matter most this Valentine’s Day with a romantic getaway at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort. The 26-acre (10.5 hectare) Resort is truly a couples’ paradise, with amenities including a lakeside Read More…

What does practicing gratitude really mean?

This time of year, many of us are reflecting on what we have to be thankful or grateful for. The difference between the two can be a powerful distinction as we strengthen our mental health and build resilience, so let’s dig in.  Being thankful is typically an automatic response of pleasure or relief to something Read More…

Yamile Luna: Lessons Learned Through Cancer Journey

Women Are Incredible! An AdventHealth for Women Series Yamile Luna is like most of us – career driven, loving mother, devoted wife, community advocate – but her journey with cancer has taught her some important life lessons about success and self-awareness. It makes her acutely qualified for her role at AdventHealth as Vice President for Read More…

Take A Summer Breather

by Tracy Zboril and Cara Hewett Ahhhhh… summer is finally here after what we can collectively agree has been a challenging recent past. We feel ready to indulge in some much needed and overdue worry-free days. The catch? Try telling our minds that! Shutting off the chattering mind is a feat that even monks dedicated Read More…

Cheers to the Other Mothers

by Christi Ashby Each year we lovingly celebrate mothers – sometimes it’s the mother-daughter bond – which of course is close to our hearts since Kate and I have worked on Orange Appeal (and siblings Interior Appeal and the Orlando Women’s Conference) together for 13 years. But as I have aged into grandmotherhood, I have Read More…

Rosen Hotels & Resorts’ New Fun-Cation Package

If today’s pandemic has you feeling more “senior” than “sanguine” and fatigued beyond your years, turn back the clock with a world-class recess at Rosen Hotels & Resorts in Orlando. What better destination for play than Orlando with an unrivaled menu of fun things to do. And what better choice of accommodations than the “local Read More…

Managing Expectations = Fewer Disappointments

by Christi Ashby A few years ago, I experienced the grandest “a-ha” moment of my life – and it would change everything. As an eternal optimist I always pictured the perfect scene. Leading up to the subject of my vision I was blissfully happy and excited about what was to come. One Christmas when I Read More…

Why Your Mammo Can’t Wait

by AdventHealth Medical Group As we all start to refocus on our general health, it’s important to get back on track with your regular screenings and diagnostic exams. For many women, that could include getting a mammogram. Health experts agree that the best way to find breast cancer as early as possible is with a mammogram, Read More…

Certains In Uncertainty

by Christi Ashby and Jill Hamilton Buss Right now, there is much more than the normal upheavals we have had in our lives – and lots of uncertainty. When will the pandemic subside? What is the new normal? How can we support our brothers and sisters who are hurting? While the answers are not always Read More…