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Real Estate – Christy May – Coldwell Banker

Christy May Profile Feature Story

Christy May, REALTOR

Coldwell Banker

Residential Community Commercial

Christy May started her real estate career in Greater Boston in communications of large commercial projects. She named Fidelity’s FMR Properties Boscom for the acquisition of Massport’s Pier. It is now the heart of the thriving South Seaport area there. Producing a 9-minute summary video of the proposal was key to securing the Pier and surrounding land for Fidelity.

Coming from TV News Production at Channel 10 in Miami where she received an AB in Liberal Arts and a BS in Marine Bio Chemistry from Rosensteil School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, she stayed in TV News at Channel 5 in Boston while pursuing her Master’s Degree in Communications from Boston University. Christy was also the constituent representative of Chinatown and the Leather District during the Big Dig and this reclaimed area became the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

Her mom had a thoroughbred race horse farm in Myakka Ranches – 6 miles east of I75, off Clark Rd. When Boston winters became worse and worse, she and her husband moved to Lakewood Ranch, which is now the fastest-growing community in the US! She joined Coldwell Banker when the Residential Community Commercial group called to her! Perfect! Read More

Kimberly Burns, OTR/L, CLT – Perspectives – REAL Health

Kim Burns Article

Boost Your Health:

3 Senses you should attend to more

By Kimberly Burns, OTR/L, CLT

Ism: Denoting a system, principle, or ideological movement or denoting a pathological condition. Your choice.
Kimism: Maximize health and well-being by combining two or more natural strategies!

We have so many great ways we can use knowledge of the body’s inner workings to heal and maintain wellness. When we look to our sensory systems and support our “involuntary muscles”, we reduce the work the body has to do on its own to run more efficiently and maximize health.

1. Proprioception is the body’s awareness of movement. We are not always aware of how our insides are working, especially the diaphragm. Jobs that require sitting, overhead reaching, bending for long periods of time contribute to a breathing pattern that does not benefit you. By learning Diaphragmatic Breathing, you can train your diaphragm to move in the correct manner influencing better health. You can easily incorporate this breath before you get out of bed in the morning and after you get back in for the night. I recommend diaphragmatic breathing to be done only when the body is not engaging abdominal muscles to reduce injury such as hernias and prolapsed bladders. What a good way to start and end your day knowing you have taken the time to care for yourself. Read More

Colleen Quinn – Perspectives – REAL Beauty

Colleen Quinn Article

Cinnamon and Coconut Oil Hair Mask

By Colleen Quinn

Are you suffering from hair loss or just want to have your hair grow faster? This month I am featuring hair growing masks along with tricks for hydrating your dull, dry winter hair from the comfort of your own home. Typically, people suffer from hair loss due to hormonal changes, thyroid problems, child birth or menopause. All of this can be stressful and frightening but before you spend money on drugs or harsh chemicals try out this DIY hair mask:

Why it Works

COCONUT OIL
Coconut oil stimulates hair growth and adds luster, shine and softness to the hair. It also prevents hair breakage and split ends. Because of coconut oil’s high moisture retaining abilities it penetrates deeper into the hair shaft than regular conditioners. Also, because it is loaded with fatty acids you are left with beautiful, soft, silky hair.

CINNAMON
Cinnamon stimulates circulation to the scalp, improving blood flow to the hair follicles. It also strengthens your hair follicles which allows your hair to grow longer. Read More

Curtis Andrews – Mark Lawrence – Perspectives – Real Community

Lakewood Ranch Golf

Lakewood Ranch Golf Update

By Curtis Andrews & Mark Lawrence

There are more than 1,250 Floridian golf courses, more than any other State, and many are open to the green fee paying public, however if you want to play the very best golf courses in the area it will require effort and skillful networking.

akewood National Golf Club in Lakewood Ranch recently hosted the inaugural PGA “Suncoast Classic” tournament the second week of February. 156 players competed for a $550,000 purse. A five-year deal is in place with the PGA and Lakewood National through 2023. This year’s tournament was won by Colorado native Mark Hubbard who secured his first Web.com Tour title in his 65th start, firing a four-round total of 26-under to secure a two-shot win over Maverick McNealy.

Developed by Lennar Homes, in conjunction with the Lakewood National Golf & Country Club masterpiece community, Lakewood National is a 2017 Arnold Palmer Design course featuring a layout unique to the western central Florida landscape that encompasses a natural, rustic feel with a classic touch rooted in the Golden Age of golf course architecture.

If you are a golfer, Lakewood Ranch offers a variety of courses to take a swing at. Some of the courses in Lakewood Ranch are: Read More

Cheryl Valdebenito – Perspectives – REAL Health

Cheryl Valdebenito Article

Healthy Options For The Man Who Has Everything

By Cheryl Valdebenito

Today’s focus is on the men ~ How can we help support your healthy life style in a natural holistic way? Men are pragmatic – generally you deal with something when it happens. Although you’re experiencing different stressors every day, you treat those little annoyances like pesky mosquitos, simply to be brushed away. When the bug’s venom r-e-a-l-l-y starts itching, your awareness says, “what can I DO about this?”

Some of the best gems for relieving life’s little discomforts are essential oils. While it is usually the women who lean toward this solution, Men…Listen up! Your turn has come.

The science behind the use of pure essential oils is revealing, so as you dip your foot into the scented oils a few times, you likely will find yourself stimulated by the results of your research. Quality, purity and effectiveness are key elements to their viability. Let’s have a look at what benefits are possible using oils if golf is your passion.

On the drive over, you’re telling yourself, ‘Today is par or better; get your head in the game.’ In moments like these, a drop or two of Frankincense comes in handy. Put it in your palm, breathe in the earthy, uplifting aroma, and pat your neck. The scent is grounding you, giving you a sense of connectedness between yourself and the grass, somehow elevating and stimulating at the same time. Read More

Cover – Metamorphosis By Bryant Samuel Enterprises, Inc.

Bryant Samuel Enterprises Inc

Pete Samuel

Bryant Samuel Enterprises, Inc.

By: Ed Bertha & Gabi Charity

Photography By: Daniel Perales Studios & PIX360

“It was a big challenge to show the home’s potential and eventually we found the right buyer with the vision and the courage to take on the renovation of this home.”
Gabi Charity Realtor/Listing Agent
CHARITY & WEISS International Group
BHHS Florida Realty

This monumental waterfront estate home was built in 1972 by, at the time, well known Architect Erwin Gremli for his own use, explaining why the home was built with extraordinary strength exceeding current codes for the period. Read More

REAL Business – Pete Samuel and B.S.E.I.

Bryant Samuel Enterprises, Inc.

Pete Samuel

Bryant Samuel Enterprises, Inc.

From economic to extreme they’re here for all your construction needs.

Growing up in Maryland, construction was never out of sight for Bryant “Pete” Samuel. His father, Pete, ran American Abstract Construction, a carpentry and welding firm, while his mother, Annette, owned Nettie Contracting, a residential home improvement company. As typically happens with family businesses Pete began his journeyman in construction at an early age.

Experiencing the ebb and flow of the construction business Pete longed to do something else. Then the Navy called. Still wanting to work with his hands he became an electronics technician after 2 years of electrical engineering school. Thinking electronics repair was the right choice at the time Pete settled into repairing communication units. Read More

Letter From The Publisher Ed Bertha – NEW YEAR – NEW THOUGHTS

Letter From The Publisher Ed Bertha

NEW YEAR – NEW THOUGHTS

By Ed Bertha

“Don’t look back or the future will pass you by.” – Ed Bertha

It’s the New Year!

Reflections, we all reflected on the past year — some with regret, others with happiness, or maybe with an appreciation for all we received. The New Year is also the time to look forward — perhaps longing for a fresh start or possibly fearful of what is to come.

How will you deal with it? Read More

REAL cares – Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC)

Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center

Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC)

By Ed Bertha

Saving Lives Today and Tomorrow…

As the new year begins and we continue to create new lasting memories with family and friends everyone must be aware that the increased financial and emotional stresses of the season can lead to an increase in domestic and sexual violence. The Suncoast is fortunate to have Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) whose mission is to stop domestic violence in our communities.

Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center, Inc. was founded as a non-profit in 1979, and will celebrate 40 years of providing free and confidential services to Sarasota and DeSoto counties in 2019. Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors used to establish power and control over an intimate partner, often leading to the threat or use of violence. Domestic violence includes physical, sexual, emotional, or financial abuse and can occur in all socioeconomic classes, racial and ethnic backgrounds, age groups, religious affiliations, and sexual orientations. According to the latest statistics from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence in the state of Florida over 108,000 domestic violence cases were reported, including 170 deaths at the hands of an intimate partner or relative. Read More

REAL cares – Sarasota Holiday Boat Parade of LIGHTS

Sarasota Holiday Boat Parade of LIGHTS Benefiting Suncoast Charities For Children

Sarasota Holiday Boat Parade of LIGHTS

Benefiting Suncoast Charities For Children

Photography By Shylarose Photography

Host: Marina Jack

Click HERE to download the event PDF.

Slide show below. Read More

REAL cares – Business Builder

REAL Exclusive Magazine Business Builder

Business Builder

Benefiting The Reese Family

Photography by James Corwin Johnson

Host: Gold Coast Eagle Distributing

Click HERE to download the event PDF.

Slide show and video below. Read More

Kimberly Burns, OTR/L, CLT – Perspectives – REAL Health

Kim Burns

What Does Detox Mean To You?

By Kimberly Burns, OTR/L, CLT

Ism: Denoting a system, principle, or ideological movement or denoting a pathological condition. Your choice.
Kimism: Some people say I am doing too many things at once. I say I’m planting a lot of seeds!

Detox is a buzz word these days. We envision certain practices when it is heard.
Juicing – Restrictions – Suffering – Starving

It doesn’t have to be that way. You can detox daily by making small changes over time regarding what you put in and on your body.

Detox not only has to do with what we feed ourselves it is also about reducing the amount of work the body has to do to process what we are putting in and on ourselves. The more our body has to work to break down and use or remove waste the more we tax our vessels and organs causing them to age quicker. Read More

Colleen Quinn – Perspectives – REAL Beauty

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Botox For Your Hair?

By Colleen Quinn

Makeup By Vanessa Silvana

Photography By Amanda Kastor

The season has turned which means your hair has spent all summer enduring the harsh Florida sun. Now add to that cooler temperatures and dryer air and you have a recipe for brittle, frizzy hair.

I have discovered a professional hair treatment that plumps and smoothes just like a Botox treatment for your skin. The AlterEgo Italy B.Toxkare lifting system is an in-salon treatment that delivers the same rejuvenating benefits for your hair that Botox provides for your face. Read More

Kristin Fourie – Perspectives – REAL Community

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Going Green

By Kristin Fourie

The recent Round Up lawsuit resulting in a payout of $289 million to a school groundskeeper who was diagnosed with terminal cancer after using the product, raises questions about the chemicals we use in and around our associations regularly. Are certain maintenance products harmful to residents and can the Association be held liable for damages incurred? Are ‘green’ products effective? How does the use of maintenance products effect algae in our ponds? A panel of local professionals covered this topic while addressing homeowner concerns. The Community Association Network Group (C.A.N.) offers complimentary educational seminars twice monthly for Association board members and managers. At the September C.A.N. meeting, the following panelists offered some information and helpful tips:

1) PESTICIDES: There are significant health problems that can be caused by pests with various treatments to keep them at bay. Dee Smith of Naturzone says, “If you’re going to be green, walk the walk or sit down! Naturzone has been the leader in green pest solutions since 1988 utilizing integrated pest management and truly writing the protocol for municipalities through education. We start at the lowest threshold, then adapt to the next stage, instead of going in and blasting any old chemical.” Read More

Becca Z Towery – Perspectives – REAL Style

Becca Towery

Self-Confidence | Self-Matters

By Becca Z. Towery

When you feel good about yourself and are appropriately dressed your confidence soars!

My REAL Style Readers ── have you ever been in a situation where you found your confidence was lacking? Has your lack of confidence ever impacted your ability to get that job you really wanted, or the promotion you’ve been waiting for?
What if it got in the way of you closing that big deal you were working on?

What does your appearance, body language, etiquette and communication say about you? Did you know there is a direct correlation between how you dress and how you feel about yourself? When you look good and are appropriately dressed your confidence soars. When you feel good about yourself, it shows in your attitude, your energy level, and your quality of life. Feeling confident and strong will make other people want to get to know all of the great things about you. Read More

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