Author: Michael Rushbrook

Time Out for Mom

10 Holiday Treats To Help You Sparkle This Season By Christina Katz The holiday season can be total chaos for moms. So don’t get bitten by the over-commitment bug this year. Try to carve out daily breaks when you do something thoughtful just for you. This will help you think straight when requests for your time just keep pouring in. And don’t make the mistake of waiting for others to give you the gifts that turn on your holiday cheer. Give gifts to yourself first, and watch how much more generous you feel towards others. You will smile all...

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Go Girl – Pat Carpenter

By Renee Williams, Photo Credit: John Harpring Pat Carpenter Age:67, Parent Involvement Aide, married to Kenneth F. Carpenter, Sr., owner of Carpenter’s Tires & Auto, with two children Fran Gay, age 41 and Frank Carpenter, age 39. Pat has been a coach for North Augusta Park and Tourism for 36 years, a Sunday School teacher, a member of North Augusta City Council and the Cross Connection Bible Club. One word you would use to describe yourself: Energetic. If you could have any job, what would you choose? Teacher. What quality do you most admire the most? Love for ALL...

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A Healthy Thankfulness

By J. Ron Eaker, M.D. I stepped off the bus apprehensive about the scene unfolding in front of me.  The Infirmary or “Home for the Poor” as it was otherwise known, was a collection of dilapidated barracks housing abandoned physically and mentally ill men and women who were deemed to have no value to either family or society.  The Infirmary was located on a purposefully isolated knoll in coastal Jamaica symbolically situated to reinforce their desire to forget its existence.  The contrast surrounding its physical location was as stark as the dichotomy of the island itself.  A lush forest...

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Are We There Yet? Daufuskie Island

By Mary Ashton Mills If you want to get back to the basics and experience a trip that gives you that “off the grid” feeling while still close to civilization, check out Daufuskie Island.  Located between Hilton Head and Savannah, the island is easily accessible by ferry or private boat charter so it definitely takes some advance planning to pull off a trip here.  They say that Daufuskie is minutes away, but worlds apart and you’ll soon see why as the coastal breezes hit your face on the boat ride to the island.   Your sense of time and...

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