First United Methodist Church to Hold Confident Kids Support Group for Families Undergoing Change

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News More Cool Stuff First United Methodist Church is piloting a new nine-week Confident Kids Support Group on Thursdays, starting September 22 from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Confident Kids is designed for kids (ages 4-12) and parents who are going through a change in their family such as divorce or separation, a recent move, death of a loved one — and more.Responsible, experienced, sensitive, active listeners are sought to act as facilitators to lead small groups of children as they learn life skills with kids their own age.Contact Janet Logan with any questions regarding this program: [email protected] United Methodist Church of Pasadena, 500 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 796-0157 or visit fumcpasadena.org. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Subscribecenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Faith & Youth First United Methodist Church to Hold Confident Kids Support Group for Families Undergoing Change Article and Photo courtesy of FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Published on Sunday, August 21, 2016 | 3:37 am Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Shotgun and money taken as elderly mans home burgled in Castlefin

first_img Google+ Shotgun and money taken as elderly mans home burgled in Castlefin News Twitter Twitter By News Highland – September 17, 2013 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleJPC meeting told crime in county not as high as people thinkNext articleOmagh meeting to try and find solution to growing number of assaults News Highland Google+ The home of an elderly man on the outskirts of Castlefin has become the latest target of a robbery in the county.A number of men entered the mans home in Drumdoit near Donneyloop at around midnight last night. They made off with a small amount of money and a legally held firearm was also stolen.Gardai are appealing to anyone who may have saw anything suspicious in the area to contact them immediately.Gardai are also liaising with the PSNI, as it’s understood that the men may have made there way across the border towards Clady. Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry last_img read more

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Gardai investigating fire at Old Summerhill College Sligo

first_img Previous articleYesterday biggest day yet in the Covid-19 vaccine rolloutNext articleFeely off the bench as Ireland clinch third News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Gardaí are investigating an incident which occurred on the College Road in Sligo yesterday evening.A fire occurred in a derelict building, known as Old Summerhill College. Fire Services attended the scene and extinguished the fire.Gardai say the scene was preserved for a technical examination earlier this morning while investigations are ongoing. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Gardai investigating fire at Old Summerhill College Sligocenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – April 24, 2021 WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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Respiratory disease is no.1 killer

first_img Comments are closed. A new report on the incidence of lung disease in the UK makes dismal readingRespiratory disease now kills more people in the UK than coronary heartdisease or non-respiratory cancer, according to a report published by theBritish Thoracic Society. The study, The Burden of Lung Disease, by the Department of Public Health atthe University of Oxford, reports that respiratory disease now kills more thanone in four people in the UK. The number of UK women dying from lung conditions has shown a markedincrease in the last two decades (from 1984 to 1998), rising by 28 per cent. Respiratory disease is now the most commonly reported long-term illness inUK women aged between 16 and 44, with asthma more common than any otherlong-term condition, including back pain. Lung disease is the most common illness responsible for an emergencyadmission to hospital, says the report, costing the NHS £2.58bn – it is now themost common reason to visit a GP. Asthma levels have leapt by 114 per cent in males and 165 per cent infemales in the period covered by the report, while cases of respiratorytuberculosis have rise by more than a 22 per cent during the 1990s alone. Cases of occupational lung disease (especially mesothelioma caused byasbestos fibres) have also shown a rapid increase, with more than 66,000 peopledying of pneumonia in 1999. Professor Duncan Geddes, president of the British Thoracic Society, saysHealth Secretary Alan Milburn needs to hold an urgent “lung summit”to discuss ways of helping to prevent and treat lung diseases more effectively.”The lack of a national programme of treatment and care for respiratorydisease, together with a severe shortage of chest specialists, nurses andphysiotherapists, is causing patients with a lung disease to sufferunnecessarily,” he says. www.brit-thoracic.org.uk Previous Article Next Article Respiratory disease is no.1 killerOn 1 Jan 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Another Win for Adrienne Lyle and Harmony’s Duval at AGDF 1

first_img Email* SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews Day three of Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) continued on Saturday, January 16, with a second victory for Adrienne Lyle (USA) and Harmony’s Duval, this time in the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI3*, presented by Harmony Sporthorses. The first week of AGDF concludes on Sunday, January 17, and the circuit hosts 10 weeks of international and national dressage competition until April 4. Free live streaming and on-demand of select classes are available to view at GlobalDressageFestival.com.Lyle and the Duval Partners LLC’s 13-year-old KWPN gelding (by Rosseau) earned a 74.830% for their day’s performance. The pair landed three percentage points above second-place finisher Jennifer Williams, who earned a personal best score (72.192%) with Millione, an 18-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding by Milan owned by Millione Partners. Third place went to Susan Pape (GBR) on Harmony’s Eclectisch, Harmony Sporthorses’ 12-year-old KWPN stallion by Zenon, who received a 71.724% from judges.“He felt much more comfortable in his own skin today,” said Lyle of the gelding. “I was really happy with him. He felt much softer in his back, and the connection through the ride was a lot better than in our test on Thursday. He was really able to show off some of his highlights today, and I’m thrilled with the overall performance.”“He’s always had a lot of talent for the collected work,” she continued, “the piaffe, passage, pirouettes. When he’s nice and supple and happy like he was today, he really shows it off nicely. With him, we’re always trying to find ways to keep him relaxed mentally in his work. He tries very hard, and we always work to keep a very clear understanding between us about what I’m asking of him.”After two successful competition weeks (AGDF 1 and competition at the AGDF venue in December) Lyle does not have a definitive plan as to when the pair will compete next, but intends to give Duval a chance to have a bit of fun. “He has done so well, and we won’t train super hard in between shows,” she said. “He gets to go home and have a little bit of fun!”Earlier in the day, Anna Marek (USA) bested the FEI Intermediate I CDI1* riding Felissirana, Alise Carrico’s 11-year-old KWPN mare by Belissimo M. The duo rode to a score of 69.618%. Second place went to Luuk Mourits (NED) and Harmony’s Don’t Stop The Feeling, Harmony Sporthorses’ 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding by Don Primus, with a 68.324%. Jessica Howington (USA) closed out the top three aboard her own J’Adore, a nine-year-old Hanoverian gelding by Jazz, scoring a 67.029%.Victory in the FEI Intermediate A CDI3* went to Mikala Münter (USA) and her own 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding Skyfall, receiving a 67.529%. In the FEI Intermediate I Freestyle CDI3*, Kevin Kohmann (GER) marked his third victory of the week aboard Equitas LLC’s 11-year-old KWPN stallion Five Star (by Amazing Star), ending the week with a 76.855%. Second place was awarded to Joanne Vaughan (GEO) and Forbes 7, her own 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding by Fidertanz, received a 66.450%.Competition at AGDF will conclude tomorrow after a full schedule of classes, including the FEI Intermediare 2 CDI3*, the 2020 Summit Farms Future Challenge Prix St. Georges Series Final, and the 2020 Lövsta Future Challenge Young Horse Grand Prix Series Final before the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W, presented by Lövsta, beginning at 1:00 PM. For more information and to see a full list of results, visit www.globaldressagefestival.com.FEI Grand Prix Special CDI3*, presented by Harmony Sporthorses:1. Adrienne Lyle (USA) on Harmony’s Duval, Duval Partners LLC’s 13yo KWPN gelding by Rosseau: 75.426, 75.426, 74.362, 74.574, 74.362; 74.830%2. Jennifer Williams (USA) on Millione, Millione Partners’ 18yo Danish Warmblood gelding by Milan: 73.723, 72.979, 70.745, 70.532, 72.979; 72.192%3. Susan Pape (GBR) on Harmony’s Eclectisch, Harmony Sporthorses’ 12yo KWPN stallion by Zenon: 71.915, 72.447, 71.383, 70.426, 72.447; 71.724%4. Guenter Seidel (USA) on Equirelle W, Louise Leatherdale’s 12yo KWPN mare by Florett AS: 72.979, 69.149, 72.128, 70.957, 73.404; 71.723%5. Jan Ebeling (USA) on Indeed, Vantage Equest Group II, LLC’s 13yo Danish Warmblood mare by Hofrat: 72.553, 70.745, 70.106, 70.319, 71.809; 71.106%6. Katie Johnson (USA) on Quartett, Kylee Lourie’s 13yo German Warmblood gelding by Quarterback: 74.787, 67.234, 69.043, 70.319, 66.489; 69.574%7. Karen Lipp (USA) on Whitney, Kathleen Oldford’s 16yo Hanoverian mare by White Star: 66.702, 66.596, 66.383, 68.511, 66.489; 66.702%8. Krystalann Shingler (CAN) on Fidelio, Krystalann Shingler’s 13yo Oldenburg gelding by Fidertanz: 65.000, 62.660, 63.830, 66.277, 62.021; 63.958% Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes.last_img read more

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Independent report: Chief Medical Officer annual report 2018: better health within reach

first_imgProfessor Dame Sally Davies’s report is independent of government and is aimed at government, regulators, policy-makers and healthcare professionals. Each recommendation is targeted at specific organisations. The report has been developed with the help of expert academic input. The report concludes that there are reasons to be optimistic but that greater effort to improve the health environment is required – it should be easier to take the healthy option.There are 4 main sections in the report, discussing: health as the nation’s primary asset the health environment we live in and build together using emerging technologies to improve health for everyone effective planning for the futurelast_img read more

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SMC students’ costumes featured on Buzzfeed

first_imgTags: ’90s, costumes, halloween, Weddings Five Saint Mary’s students decided to dress up for Halloween as a ’90s themed bridal party, and in a span of two days, pictures of the students and their costumes were featured by BuzzFeed, Cosmopolitan, Elite Daily and HelloGiggles.The original BuzzFeed article, published Nov. 1, “A Group of College Friends Dressed Up As 90s Bridal Party For Halloween And Had A Fake Wedding,” features the students posing for wedding pictures in their costumes and describing what they did to mimic a wedding.One of the “bridesmaids,” junior Claire Condon said junior Bridget Hogan, the “bride,” originally thought of the idea two weeks before Halloween, and the group of friends unanimously agreed to it.“They all went to the Salvation Army and St. Vincent’s, and they bought the most ridiculous dresses,” Condon said. “I said to pick me something ugly. It was like a real wedding day. We were counting down the days like it was real.”Condon explained that when the girls were getting ready for the “wedding,” she decided to start documenting the experience. She took more than 150 pictures that resembled typical wedding day events and posted them on social media sites.“We all have the same monogram glasses, and we all have the same matching robes with the monograms on them,” she said. “Then we went down to the chapel, and we all went down the aisle, took pictures and came back. Everyone at the party thought our costumes were hilarious. We were like celebrities.”“I put it up as if it were a real album,” Condon said. “I made the album public, only friends of friends could see it, but that’s how all those sites got ahold of all the pictures, too. I went out on a whim, went on Buzzfeed, clicked on the viral page and just clicked the writer’s name [Stephanie McNeal]. I had no idea who she was or anything about her, but I just sent her an email.”Condon explained that after pitching the idea to BuzzFeed, she heard back a day later, and then she and the lead writer exchanged emails.“Next thing I know, I got an email back from her saying thanks, with a link to BuzzFeed attached. We were all cracking up, and we shared it. We were saying, ‘We peaked, look at us,’” Condon said.Condon said people on the Internet were not all supportive of the costume.“Some people were very mean on the comments — they said things like, ‘These girls know nothing about the ’90s,’ ‘They desecrated a church,’ and that our cats must have been busy,” Condon said.Condon said the story, which reached the No. 9 trending story on BuzzFeed and had gotten 100,000 views in one day, was a fun albeit strange experience.“The whole thing was very unreal; it snowballed. It’s bizarre. I keep laughing about it,” she said.last_img read more

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Fat Warning.

first_imgJust when you figured out the new food pyramid and nutritional values on food labels, the Food and Drug Administration is proposing another change.The FDA proposes requiring the amount of trans fatty acids in a food to be included in the Nutrition Facts panel.The proposal would also define “trans fat free” and set a limit on trans fatty acids wherever there are limits on saturated fat in nutrient content or health claims.Why Use Trans Fats?Connie Crawley, an Extension Service food and nutrition specialist with the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences, said trans fatty acids are in many foods.”Trans fatty acids are unsaturated fats that have become saturated fats by adding hydrogen to them,” she said. “This hydrogenation makes them more stable and solid. They have more volume and texture and work better for baking. They make foods feel and look better.”They keep food from going stale so fast, too. “Manufacturers can make products farther ahead because they can keep them on the shelf longer,” Crawley said.Trans fat is found in vegetable shortenings, some margarines, crackers, cookies, snacks and other foods.”If you make anything with shortening rather than oil, it’s flakier and lighter,” Crawley said.Hard On Your HeartBut when it comes to food that’s good for you, looks aren’t everything.”Research shows that trans fat has as negative an effect on serum cholesterol as saturated fat,” Crawley said. “It’s similar structurally. There seems to be a connection between trans fat and heart disease.”The American Heart Association says heart disease kills about 500,000 Americans each year. It’s the No. 1 U.S. cause of death.Crawley said labels now address heart disease prevention much more than nutritional deficiencies.”We’re more into health now and the best diet so we can have the highest quality of life for the longest time,” she said.The proposed rule on trans fatty acids would require adding the amount of trans fat per serving to the amount of saturated fat per serving. The amount and percent Daily Value per serving on the Nutrition Facts panel will be based on the sum of the two.An asterisk would be required after the heading “Saturated fat” to refer to a footnote showing the grams of trans fat. The footnote would be optional on foods that contain less than 0.5 grams per serving, except when a fatty acid or cholesterol claim is made.Minimize Exposure”This new label will help people minimize exposure to saturated fat and trans fatty acids,” Crawley said. “It’s almost impossible to avoid these fats. But this will help consumers regulate how much they’re eating.”But the label only works in foods you prepare yourself.”Only an estimated 20 percent of trans fatty acids are in labeled foods,” Crawley said. “Most of what we eat is in restaurants, mostly fried and baked foods, where foods aren’t labeled. The public that eats out a lot won’t know how much they’re eating.”But, she said, “if you eat fried foods in restaurants, be assured you’re probably getting plenty of trans fatty acids.”Most restaurant fried foods are high in trans fatty acids, she said, because cooking oils that contain them taste better and last longer.”Some major food companies offer a trans fatty acid-reduced shortening,” Crawley said. “But there won’t be any motivation for restaurants to change until there is a public outcry.”The bottom line: avoid fried foods.”If you’re going to eat fat, use oil,” Crawley said. “If you eat oil, go with peanut, canola or olive oils. But don’t use much of that either.”last_img read more

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Brown-eyed Susan

first_imgIt’s been 20 years since the Georgia Gold Medal program gave its prestigious award to one of the most persevering native perennials of all time, the Rudbeckia triloba.At the time, finding one at the local garden center was quite rare, even though it is native in 34 states. If you think about it, it is also really quite remarkable that a plant with no dazzling name other than the “three-lobed rudbeckia” or “brown-eyed Susan” staked a place not only in fame, but also in the marketplace.Rudbeckias were made popular ‘Indian Summer,’ a 1995 All-American-Selections-winning Rudbeckia hirta, and ‘Goldsturm,’ a Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii named 1999 Perennial Plant of the Year. Today we are still buying all of them, including the native brown-eyed Susan, the 1997 Georgia Gold Medal winner.I recall taking my family to Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia, every year, and this rudbeckia’s reflections could be seen across lakes in bold sweeps with Joe Pye weed and the swamp hibiscus. In Callaway’s wildflower garden, there was the same, absolutely dazzling color, along with a swarm of pollinators.At the Coastal Georgia Botanical Garden at the Historic Bamboo Farm, ours are also showing out and are shoulder-high in most locations. They are partnered with salvias, old-fashioned summer phlox and the native spotted monarda, all in a cloud of pollinators that, other than the butterflies, I struggle to identify.Geographically speaking, the Rudbeckia triloba is native to most of the country. It can be grown in many different soils and is cold hardy from zones 4 through 9 or from Texas to Minnesota and most states east. This is why some of us consider this “America’s plant.”The coned-flowers with a dark brown center have petals of yellow-orange and grow in abundance from late summer into fall. Some references suggest that the plant is biennial or a short-lived perennial; others believe it’s a perennial that reseeds too. One thing is for sure — if you plant the Rudbeckia triloba, you will have it around for a long time.If you are plagued by tight, compacted clay that doesn’t drain well, amend it with 4 inches of compost or organic matter and till in 6 to 8 inches. While tilling, take advantage of the opportunity to incorporate 2 pounds of a slow-release, balanced 8-8-8 or 12-6-6 per 100 square feet of planting area.Choose a location that gets plenty of sun for the best blooming. Space your plants 24 to 36 inches apart and plant them at the same depth they are growing in the container. You certainly can plant by seed, and they will bloom the first year. Fall is also a great time to plant, giving you a jump start come spring.If you have dreamed of a wildflower garden, let this be your starter plant. Plant an odd-numbered cluster of three or more with blue salvias, anise hyssops or agastache, Joe Pye weeds, native iron weeds, spotted beebalm and purple coneflowers. You’ll soon be walking a path of rare beauty partnered with the sounds of pollinators moving all around.Follow me on Twitter @CGBGgardenguru. Learn more about the CGBG at www.coastalGeorgiabg.org.last_img read more

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Ressel retires from FBBE

first_imgRessel retires from FBBE January 1, 2003 Daniel Staesser Assistant Editor Regular News Ressel retires from FBBE Assistant Editor In 1971, 22-year-old Kathryn Ressel walked in awe through the main doors of the Supreme Court of Florida to interview for a job with the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.With the post-WWII baby boom came a considerable increase in the number of law students in Florida. The board’s first executive director, Jim Tippin, and his assistant director John Moore, decided they needed more help. A job that required high standards, good communication skills, and realistic salary expectations, they agreed, described English teachers. They sent letters to all English teachers in Leon County.Kathryn Ressel responded to one such letter. An unemployed English teacher at the time, Ressel recalls her humble beginnings, which would eventually lead to her position as executive director, a job she is now giving up to move away and get married.“At the end of the job interview I walked into the casing of the door on my way out. . . It was one of those beginnings where you go ‘ok, I just walked into the wall; I wonder if they noticed that part.’”Notice her they did, and Tippin and Moore, who succeeded Tippin as executive director, became mentors for the young Ressel.“They never doubted me, even when I wasn’t sure about myself,” she admits. Thirty-one years later Ressel sits where Jim Tippin and John Moore had before her, having taken over Moore’s seat in January 1995.With the same excitement as on that first day in the foyer of the Supreme Court, Ressel, who will retire in April, takes pride in the standards the Board of Bar Examiners sets.“The Supreme Court appoints wonderful people to serve on the Board of Bar Examiners who volunteer hundreds of hours every year because they believe in standards for the profession. We have two missions: One is to protect the public, and the other is to safeguard the judicial system.”A once-feared organization, Ressel hopes that her time as executive director has changed lawyers’ perceptions of the board.“I worked so hard in the years that I’ve been executive director to see if I could change some of that reputation. . . They (lawyers) want to be proud of the standards in the profession; we’re here to make sure that stays true.”Ressel reiterates that the board should not be considered just a “gaping unpleasant passage” one has to go through to become a lawyer.“That’s what I hope is part of the legacy I’ll leave is that we’ve worked real hard at being patient. . . as professional and respectful as we could.”“I think she was always willing to listen, to improve the system,” says Tom Pobjecky, longtime colleague and general counsel for the Board of Bar Examiners.From four law schools in the state of Florida when she started in 1971, to the current 10, Ressel says keeping the lines of information open with law schools has been an important part of the board’s job. One of the challenges that Ressel foresees with the board is communicating electronically with Bar applicants and outside sources in a way that will be secure. Communications, she insists, and listening, are keys to fulfilling the board’s goals.A shining example of Bar President Tod Aronovitz’s Dignity-In-Law program, Ressel understands the importance of professionalism, especially with an organization that sometimes has to deliver unpleasant news.“I’ve worked very, very hard, because I believe in the work that we’re doing. I’m not a lawyer, but I believe the public should be protected, and I believe in standards. So, I’m just really taking to heart that this is a job worth doing well.”Ressel’s heart may be in her work, but in February she will give it away. For nearly 10 years, Ressel’s good friend, and wife of a board member, insisted Ressel meet their neighbor. Finally, Ressel took the initiative: “Knock on the door, ask him if he is seeing anyone, and give him my phone number.” Two years later the wedding date is set.“Enjoying life is so much what it’s about. . . just really finding the good things in life,” says Ressel. Rediscovering herself, Ressel intends to catch up on some hobbies. Eager to take flying lessons and fulfill a pre-40 goal of learning how to downhill ski will likely occupy much of the couple’s time.“My husband-to-be has two adorable grandchildren,” she says, “and they have welcomed me into the family. The four-year-old thinks I am the best basketball player in the world (next to Michael Jordan), so I am going to have to practice basketball if I am going to keep that reputation for very long, because,” she whispers “I am not very good.”Becoming the best basketball player in the world might be a longshot, but Ressel, as she has as the Board of Bar Examiners’ executive director, looks forward to other upcoming challenges: “I’m making absolutely no plans for ‘next’ other than moving to Gainesville, and learning how to be this thing I haven’t been in a long, long time. . . learning how to be a good housewife, or as some of my friends say, a ‘domestic goddess.’”Ressel, who looks forward to playing with little boys again, finds inspiration in her husband-to-be, Brent Seagle, who is a doctor at the medical school in Gainesville, specializing in plastic surgery on the faces of babies. She describes his work as “reconstructing whatever needs to be reconstructed.”Such is the case with Ressel’s life. After 30 years with the same organization, Ressel embraces unfamiliar territory with the same passion and drive that has helped transform the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. With an air of excitement she says, “I’ll call you from the other side and tell you what I’m gonna miss.”last_img read more

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