Weight Loss 101

Marilynn Preston

Plateaus Happen. Be Patient and Reboot.

Weight Loss 101

I’m going to skip over the obesity statistics for the moment. Let’s just sum it up by saying that every third person in the country is trying to lose weight. It’s not on everyone’s mind—some folks are joyfully roasting chocolate-covered marshmallows over campfires—but with so many millions of American’s dieting, you get tons of people who lose... lose... and then they plateau. The needle gets stuck.  

In spite of your best behavior—eating real food and smaller portions, exercising more—suddenly, your body simply stops losing weight. It’s a very common problem and also very frustrating. Oh Lordy, what’s happening?

Bonuses from Jonas

Mary Hope Roseneau

Local Minister in Need of Community Outpouring

Bonuses from Jonas

I have two new numbers in my contacts that I will keep under “I” for “Inspiration.” They are 843-524-4281 and 843-379-8145. Try them! Dr. Jonas’ answering machine messages will make you smile in spite of the day you’re having. I even called them again to make my husband listen.

I met Dr. Gadson at his church, the Beaufort Church of Christ, on Highway 170 on a sweltering Monday in August. He met me cheerfully at the church door in an impeccable “Sunday” suit, and offered me a cold bottle of water. That sums up Dr. Gadson. He is positive, upbeat, on time and ready to serve his fellow human beings. I mentioned I liked his sign out front “Love One Another,” particularly after the terrible weekend in Charlottesville filled with hate. He agreed, and said he knows that we are living in terrible times, but he was chosen “for such a time as this.”

Anything Goes...

Sharon Mosley

Ten of the Trends You'll Get a Kick Out of This Fall

Anything Goes...

“In olden days, a glimpse of stocking was looked on as shocking. But now, God knows, anything goes!” Cole Porter may have written the song, “Anything Goes” way back in 1934, and there still may be very few fashion trends that shock us anymore, but there will always be something new to wear every time the seasons change. Here is a quick look at 10 of the trends you’ll get a kick out of this fall.

This Couple’s Fight Against Breast Cancer

Laurie McCall

Not What You Expect

This Couple’s Fight Against Breast Cancer

Women are far more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer than men. According to the Susan G. Komen organization, men have a 1 in 1000 chance of getting breast cancer compared to women in the U.S. who have a 1 in 8 chance. This year 2,470 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

Last year, Dennis Lauzon of Hilton Head Island was one of those men. He was hanging out at the pool with his family when one of his daughters noticed a lump on his chest. “That looks funny, Dad,” she said. Dennis said he’d had that lump since he was a teenager, nearly 60 years. As a kid he had it checked out, and back then doctors reassured him there was nothing to worry about at his age, and it was probably a swollen gland of some sort, and that had been the end of it. It wasn’t only Dennis’ daughter who expressed concern. His son, a surgeon, who was also at the pool that day, took a closer look and encouraged him to have it checked out.

How One Family’s Loss is Changing the Rules

Caroline Fairey

The Fight Against Childhood Cancer is Headquartered in the Lowcountry

How One Family’s Loss is Changing the Rules

Did you know September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month? Few people do. It isn’t marketed like some adult cancers—there’s no colorful ribbon or cute slogan to talk about this devastating side of the disease.

“Childhood cancer is brutal,” said Brandon Arrieta, co-founder of Lambs for Life. “It wrecks families. It’s a destructive force, and no one’s really talking about it.”

But Brandon and Caroline Arrieta of Hilton Head Island are changing the conversation, one child at a time. Their nonprofit, Lambs for Life, has three methods of outreach—legislative action, educational programs and delivering Lamby Packs to children who are hospitalized with cancer.

Lost and Found

Caroline Fairey

This Group’s Goal is No Lost Dogs

Lost and Found

The Lost Paws of the Lowcountry has grown over the past two years to a formidable army of foot soldiers and flyer distributors. Their mission: to return lost and runaway dogs to their rightful homes. Nothing stands in their way when they’re on the hunt—they regularly climb trees, sink to their knees in mud, and forage in unfamiliar territory. And their hard work pays off; they have over a 90 percent success rate. The dedication and passion of the founding members is truly incomparable and inspiring. But their story starts simply—with one five-pound Maltipoo named Ellie.

Addressing the Dress

Sharon Mosley

Flowing Fashion Tips

Addressing  the Dress

“A woman does not simply wear a dress: she lives in it,” said the famous French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy. And there’s no better time than summer to take a look at the newest ways to make one-piece dressing work for you. From minis to maxis, whether you’re attending a wedding, a celebration, or just a backyard barbecue, there’s a dress you can live in for every occasion.Here’s what’s making the best-dressed list this summer:

Smart Cookies

Caroline Fairey

The Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina

Smart Cookies

If you grew up before the new millennium, chances are you had a very different childhood than the young girls growing up now. You rode a bike to your friends’ houses around the neighborhood without worrying your parents. You had to ask before using the family phone, meaning that most of your friendships took place face-to-face. And if you were a Girl Scout, you worked for merit badges and sold cookies—usually, door to door, to neighbors and friends.

Conservation & Conversation

Lindsay Gifford

with Bestselling Author Mary Alice Monroe

Conservation & Conversation

New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe is making waves with her newest book Beach House for Rent, which was released on June 20. I’m no stranger to Mary Alice Monroe’s books, and as always, she managed to hit home both figuratively and emotionally with her new masterpiece. She brings a strong story line threaded with an important environmental concern to the “table” (or nightstand in my case), and I always finish her book knowing more, while feeling like I haven’t been schooled.

Each Moment We Have A Choice

Marilynn Preston

The Art of De-Aging

Each Moment We Have A Choice

Summer is the perfect time to practice de-aging, a wonderful thing I discovered years ago on this tiny island in Southeastern Greece, where I’m grateful to live, work and overdo it on fresh feta several months a year.

Rethink and Reboot

Marilynn Preston

Three Hot Ideas for the Coolest Summer Ever

Rethink and Reboot

Summer is here and so is the extreme heat. Expect rising temperatures, melting polar caps and a need to rethink and refresh your warm-weather workouts to prevent that killer of all dreams: boredom. 

The World is Your Oyster

Laurie McCall

Discover This Local Pearl

The World is Your Oyster

We sat around the boardroom table in our monthly creative meeting brainstorming how we could be creative for our “Be Creative” issue. We didn’t have to look any farther than Main Street, Hilton Head, to find a community of artists and an abundance of creative opportunities just waiting. We decided to take a Pink Team field trip to participate in an Oyster Shell Crafting class at Art & Soul.

Tourist Fashion Traps

Sharon Mosley

Tourist Fashion Traps

The fact that you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you have to look like you left your sense of style at the bottom of your wine glass. You can still relax without looking like a hot mess. Here are a few tips to keep your cool and have a great time this summer, no matter where your travels take you.

Meet Patti Callahan Henry

Elizabeth Millen

NY Times Bestselling Author Launches New Release Set in a Town Inspired by Bluffton

Meet Patti Callahan Henry

I fell in love with New York Times Bestselling Author Patti Callahan Henry’s writing after I met her at the Savannah Book Festival a few years ago. I attended her book talk during the festival and purchased one of her books—The Stories We Tell. It was a page-turner, filled with Southern grace, mystery, heartache, family and fulfillment. It spoke to me deeply. I was hooked.

Men and Their Chairs

Mary Hunt

11th Annual Celebration of Local Men

Men and Their Chairs

There’s something special about the relationship a man has with his chair. Curiously, we wanted to see some of the chairs our local Beaufort County men are attached to, and therefore, went looking for a few good men. We did a good job finding them, and not only did they have a favorite “chair,” creative as it may be, but a lot of heart as well!

 

How to Move from Overspending to Spending Less

Mary Hunt

Everyday Cheapskate

How to Move from Overspending to Spending Less


Even the mention of words like “frugality” and “thrift” send some people over the edge because for them, those words conjure up thoughts of poverty and deprivation.

They assume that cutting costs is tantamount to diving into dumpsters to find one’s next meal. No wonder so many people prefer a life of debilitating debt to one of frugality.
Let me set the record straight. Please.

Shades of Summer

It's All Pink

Total Spex Appeal

Shades of Summer

There are many reasons why you should wear sunglasses. Most importantly, a good pair of glasses with strong UV protection help keep your eyes safe from the sun’s damaging rays. This can help to prevent future problems, such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration, which can lead to blindness. For some people who are sensitive to light, sunglasses can prevent headaches and migraines trigged by the sun. Also, a cool pair of shades are a great way to accessorize your outfit and make a bold fashion statement. With so many colors, shapes and styles to choose from, there is a pair for every look…and one is never enough!

Local Author’s First Book Hits Home

Jennifer Megliore

Sway of the Siren by L.K. McCall

Local Author’s First Book Hits Home

First, I need to share with you, that I am not a frequent book reader. Why? I think it’s the commitment of time. I just don’t seem to have blocks of time to fill, and that’s exactly why this first novel by local talent L.K. McCall impresses me so. Laurie (L.K.) McCall has two sons, a husband and full time job, so what’s my problem?  She managed to craft a skillfully written tale on top of her full daily life, the least I can do is read it.

A Bar Above

Lindsay Gifford

Add Floral Flair to Your Next Girls’ Night Out

A Bar Above

There’s the bar, barre and now…flower bar? 

That’s right, flower bar! So what’s the scoop? Flower Bar is retail shop 

Branches newest take on a fun girls’ outing. “Design • Sip • Take Home” is their mantra, and ladies are going to love it. I did!

Dance into Summer Without the Inner-Thigh Jiggle

Marilynn Preston

Dance into Summer Without the Inner-Thigh Jiggle

When it comes to our criminal justice system we can agree on one thing—we all want prisoners to come out better than when they went in. When it comes to rehabilitation for re-entry, there’s disagreement about providing education to our incarcerated populations. Some say it’s a misuse of dwindling government funds. However, we have to decide what kind of neighbors we want—ones with less than a high school education, and on top of that, unaddressed behavior and addiction problems? Or, ones who have taken steps to overcome obstacles, cultivated their character, processed their situations, found their voices and improved their communication skills, all of which makes them more eligible to become an upstanding, taxpaying contributors to society, as well as to their families?

Diving into Swimwear

Sharon Mosley

Still Shopping for a Swimsuit?

Diving into Swimwear

Let’s start with the bad news. Yes, it can get a little ugly out there when you schlepp through dozens of swimsuits that leave you feeling stripped bare of any small amount of confidence you ever had. So instead of scouring through racks and racks, take a few minutes and dive into the latest swimwear options available right at your fingertips before you head to the stores.

Lisa and Frank Kiger

Michael L. Sanz

Firing Up the "Doin the Most" Tour

Lisa and Frank Kiger

Don’t you love those moments when you feel like you gave it your best throughout the day? You took on challenges with gusto and cherished each interaction from the moment your feet hit the floor at dawn until your head hit the pillow that evening? Wouldn’t it be awesome to enjoy that surge of accomplishment every day? 

Going Behind Bars

Jodie Randisi

How Volunteers are Changing Prisoners' Lives

Going Behind Bars

When it comes to our criminal justice system we can agree on one thing—we all want prisoners to come out better than when they went in. When it comes to rehabilitation for re-entry, there’s disagreement about providing education to our incarcerated populations. Some say it’s a misuse of dwindling government funds. However, we have to decide what kind of neighbors we want—ones with less than a high school education, and on top of that, unaddressed behavior and addiction problems? Or, ones who have taken steps to overcome obstacles, cultivated their character, processed their situations, found their voices and improved their communication skills, all of which makes them more eligible to become an upstanding, taxpaying contributors to society, as well as to their families?

The Season's Top Trends

It's All Pink

Step into Summer Style. It's in the Bag.

The Season's Top Trends

Square toes. Pointy toes. Round toes. Twinkle toes. The shoes this spring and summer are a study in contrasts where opposites attract and the possibilities are limitless. Footwear is fun again, so get that pedicure and start shopping now. Here are the shoe trends you’ll want to slip into right now:

Top 10 Financial To Dos for Today's Grads

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz

Top 10 Financial To Dos for Today's Grads


Dear Readers,
This is always an exciting time of year as new grads—and their parents—anticipate the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. For young people just starting out with a job and their own place, the sense of freedom can be pretty awesome. For parents, there’s a sense of pride, as well as the hope, that their kids can handle the new financial responsibilities that come with this new phase of life.

To help today’s new graduates get a running head start—and to help parents cheer them on from the sidelines—here’s my list of Top 10 Financial To Dos. They don’t all have to be accomplished right away but, once they become good money habits, they’ll help create an ongoing sense of both personal and financial accomplishment.

Backyard Bliss

NancyLee Honey-Marsh

Are You Ready to Tour the Lowcountry’s Most Beautiful Gardens?

 Backyard Bliss

Whether genetic or environmental, certain talents are innate. “My dad, a banker, enjoyed having a vegetable garden, and my mom, a flower garden. I remember standing outside with them holding a rake when I was 4 years old,” smiled Mary Ann Snyder, whose Asian influenced garden is featured on the All Saints Episcopal Church Garden Tour 2017.