Archive for the ‘Mind & Soul’ Category

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…

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…