At Lexington Medical Center, we are pulling out all the stops when it comes to promoting heart health in 2013. We’ve produced a new television commercial designed to make a big impact. Within the commercial, the viewer meets his or her future heart attack. The concept for the commercial involves the personification of the heart attack, i.e., the heart attack as a person. It speaks to us and tells several important truths about the bad lifestyle choices many of us make that may lead to a heart attack. We’re proud to share our new commercial with you below:
A couple of weeks ago Jennifer Wilson at Lexington Medical Center received a call from a woman in California who works for a website called Mamapedia.com. For those of you not familiar with Mamapedia.com, it is an online network that connects moms at every stage of their children’s lives to great content from the source they trust most: other moms. (Sounds kind of like the LMC Every Woman Blog!) The people at Mamapedia.com were doing research for an article and had run across one of Crissie Miller Kirby’s blog posts on LMC’s Every Woman Blog. They really liked what they saw and asked if they could get Crissie’s permission to run her blog post on their site! Once they saw more of Crissie’s work, they decided to make her a regular contributor to Mamapedia.com. In other words, Crissie is now a big time mommy blogger! The Mamapedia.com website is one of the top 3,000 most visited sites in the US and ranks in the top 15,000 globally! That’s a lot of people who will get to read Crissie’s posts and who will learn about the Every Woman Blog.
In truth, we know that all of our Every Woman Bloggers are rock stars – and it is great to see one of them get that acknowledgement. To visit one of Crissie’s posts on Mamapedia.com, click here. And please let us know what you think! We are so excited for Crissie, and extremely proud of her accomplishments.
Why do so many women blog, and so many other women follow their blogs? As a reader of the Every Woman Blog, you probably know the answer. These blogs provide all of us with an opportunity to connect, share information, commiserate and celebrate.
Last week Lexington Medical Center sponsored a blogger luncheon attended by the women who contribute posts to the Every Woman Blog. We had a special guest blogger attend the luncheon, Erin Akin Carroll, better know as the Blue-Eyed Bride. Erin is a really well known blogger. In fact, she’s so successful that she is now having to focus on not letting the blog take over her life. She blogs for herself and her family, not for her sponsors or her readers. As Erin told us, it is important that she is true to herself.
As a former event planner and current stay-at-home mom, why does Erin blog?
“This is my attempt at chronicling all of my random thoughts, ideas, crazy projects, kitchen disasters, fashion, gorgeous weddings, travel, family stories, and fun with my husband! You may find me to be passionate, random, pessimistic, hopeful and a control freak.” (BlueEyedBride.com)
During our luncheon, Erin shared her story with our Every Woman bloggers. Here’s her explanation of how she got into blogging:
It is always compelling to hear women talk about the sense of community they find through blogging and social media. Erin is no exception:
Finally, here’s a vlog post (video) from Erin. This will give you a feel for the type of content she shares with her followers.
If you’re into fashion and handbags, you will love Staci Rutherford. Her obsession with handbags is so extreme that she started a blog called the Handbag Report. Staci’s vision was that HandbagReport.com would become a place where people would be inspired and connect with others around the globe who love handbags. She studied apparel manufacturing management at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles, and dreams of one day creating her own handbag collection! Learn more about Staci in this introductory video:
Crissie is a lifelong resident of the Midlands and currently lives in Batesburg-Leesville. She’s a mom who has found blogging to be a wonderful emotional outlet and source of support. Notably, Crissie has survived her husband’s deployment and then divorce, and is now looking to thrive in this new phase of her life. When you view Crissie’s introductory video (below) you’ll see why we find her to be so compelling.
Not only is Elizabeth at home in the kitchen, she will make you feel at home in the kitchen! If you’re intimidated by cooking, she will help make it fun and accessible. Elizabeth is a mom, Realtor and food blogger. She delights in sharing stories of her most infamous kitchen catastrophies. We’re excited to have her as one of our bloggers for the LMC Every Woman Blog.
What can we tell you about Katie? She’s amazing. Katie has an incredible outlook on life and is looking to give back to the community. But rather than us go on and on about her, why don’t you watch her video and hear her story in her own words. Before you do that, we’ll give you one hint about Katie: she has beaten breast cancer and has a new perspective on life. Watch the video and get to know Katie Austin.
Over the last year Mary Pat has dedicated herself to wellness, good nutrition and sustainability. She is lean and green! (French fries are no longer the only vegetable in her life.) We are confident that you will enjoy learning about her journey.
You’ve heard the story about the woman who gives up her life in the big city to return to the small town where she grew up. Well, that woman is Shannon Shull and we are fortunate to have her back in our community! Take a couple of minutes to watch Shannon’s video. We have a feeling that she will quickly become one of your favorites.
If Roshanda Pratt doesn’t make you smile, we’re not sure what will. As one of our new bloggers for the LMC Every Woman Blog, we expect that Roshanda will help readers “navigate through the runway of life.” Join Roshanda as she lives the glamorous life…