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The Sweet Truth

The Sweet Truth

Today, more than 18 percent of school-aged children are obese. The leading cause of this national epidemic is the overconsumption of sugar. The World Health Organization issued a recommendation in 2015 that everyone, regardless of age, should restrict his or...
S.O.S.

S.O.S.

SOS is the morse code statement for distress. The letters have been defined by some people to mean SAVE OUR SOULS. The letters are not an acronym but an international signal of distress. Yes, this morse code signal from a...
The Happiest House

The Happiest House

On a tidy corner lot in downtown Covington, the Redmen family has transformed a 19th-century home into a 21st-century jewel. Even the grass sparkles like an emerald in front of this snow-white, classic beauty. Dody and Jimmy Redmen bought this...
August 2018 Enterprising Woman – Dr. Pamela Egan

August 2018 Enterprising Woman – Dr. Pamela Egan

Your Partners in Optimum Health Dr. Pamela Egan, a board-certified adult/family nurse practitioner and board-certified diplomate in anti-aging/integrative medicine, has practiced preventative medicine for men, women and children since 2005. She has completed a doctorate of nursing practice, two master’s degrees...
June 2018 Enterprising Man – Dr. Farhad Aduli

June 2018 Enterprising Man – Dr. Farhad Aduli

A Change of Heart Dr. Farhad Aduli is not an impulsive man. Throughout his life, he has probably made one impulsive decision—and it was a decision that would change the course of his life. Aduli was close to completing the...
May 2018 – Michelle Sierra

May 2018 – Michelle Sierra

Putting the Pieces in Place As a new graduate from physical therapy school, Michelle Sierra felt totally confident in her deep knowledge of the body’s muscle systems. But when she volunteered to start a women’s health program and attended a...
April 2018 – Gail Brown

April 2018 – Gail Brown

People often tell Gail Brown she is a miracle, but she doesn’t feel like one. She has battled two forms of cancer, undergone multiple surgeries and beat astonishing odds. This businesswoman, wife and advocate shares her journey through traditional and...
March 2018 – Gayle Reuling

March 2018 – Gayle Reuling

Gayle Reuling is in the business of beauty. Armed with a keen eye and a pair of scissors, she creates stylish, flattering looks that help women feel good about themselves. And while she may be an expert in highlights and...
February 2018 – Melissa Gourgues & Fay Payne

February 2018 – Melissa Gourgues & Fay Payne

Two different women. Two different stories. Two different paths leading to their choice of career. Rather than let their differences divide them, Melissa Gourgues and Fay Payne have taken a cooperative approach to their businesses. Both owners of H&R Block...
January 2018 – Missy Hymel, LOTR, CHT, CKTP

January 2018 – Missy Hymel, LOTR, CHT, CKTP

Missy Hymel’s nurturing spirit is evident in everything she does. Whether visiting her children’s schools, cheering at the ballpark or worshipping at her church, Hymel makes people feel at ease.  Nowhere is this more evident than at her clinic, Accelerated...

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Our Recent Enterprising Women

For more than 30 years, Sophisticated Woman Magazine has been the guide to the best of life on the Northshore. Every month, our readership of 75,000 finds ideas, information, news and resources they need to be more knowledgeable and successful in their lives.

 

Bri Steilberg – Enterprising Woman December 2019

Bri Steilberg – Enterprising Woman December 2019

The stately oaks of Lewisburg reach out their limbs to shelter an unassuming sanctuary. Nestled among those enduring guardians, a schoolhouse emerges after a bend in the enchanting landscape. Through the front gate, a meditation labyrinth offers a path for...
Erica Williams – Enterprising Woman November 2019

Erica Williams – Enterprising Woman November 2019

Modern-Day Renaissance Woman In Leonardo Da Vinci’s day, those proficient in many fields were revered. Alongside of intelligence, these distinguished figures cultivated a warm personality, demonstrated philanthropy and thrived on freedom and diversity. Modern-day Renaissance woman Erica Williams upholds that...
Enterprising Woman Michelle Lawson – October 2019

Enterprising Woman Michelle Lawson – October 2019

Mastering Growth By Design Yin/yang represents a belief that everything in the universe consists of two forces that are opposite but complementary. That theme is reflected in Michelle Lawson’s story of creating a career that intertwines artistry with technicality, and also...
Enterprising Woman Tracy Gold – September 2019

Enterprising Woman Tracy Gold – September 2019

Family Rules When sitting down to interview Tracy Gold regarding her career as a family lawyer, the first thing she wants to talk about are her three wonderful sons and loving husband of 25 years, David. Although she adds a...
Enterprising Woman Liza Ledet, DVM – August 2019

Enterprising Woman Liza Ledet, DVM – August 2019

“Operating at the Next Level” “He’s been with me through everything. I adopted him during my first semester of vet school. We made it through four years at LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, several moves, the beginning and end of relationships,...
July 2019 Enterprising Woman: Ashlie Piediscalzo

July 2019 Enterprising Woman: Ashlie Piediscalzo

Her eyes light up as she watches her youngest son Jonah make his way through the welcoming boutique. He’s not yet two, so he totters and wobbles, sometimes making no forward progress at all. But she laughs and reaches out,...