By Michelle Ruschman Foster parenting helps kids and enriches families. A common misunderstanding about fostering is that foster families are gatekeepers between children and biological parents. April Hight, the Foster Home Recruitment Specialist with FamiliesFirst Network for Okaloosa and Walton County, wants to clarify that a foster parent is more...
By Dr. Richard Chern, M.D. How are you handling life’s little frustrations? I know this article goes outside the immediate area, but I would bet everyone reading this article knows exactly how life in Destin has changed in the last ten years. I know for me, if there’s a bridge,...
By Todd Craig, LCSW There was a season of life where I reached the end of the day feeling I had been a slave to my to-do list. I was busy running from one task to the next. And, even when the days were as productive as they were busy,...
While many locals set their Thanksgiving Day alarm in time to put the turkey in the oven, a growing number are instead putting on their running shoes. Thanksgiving Day has become the most popular running day in America, and when it comes to running locally, the 30A 10K race in...
Feb. 17th - 19th, 2023 in Seaside, Florida Benefiting Public Charter Seaside School Celebrating the 21st year of racing, The Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K kicks off registration today, August 25th, 2022 for the February 17th through 19th, 2023 Race Weekend and cements its spot as one of longest...
By Kay Leaman, Health Architect From commercials to magazine ads, it’s all about collagen. But what is it and why do we need it? Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. It has an adhesive quality that is only matched by its ability to provide connection, structure and strength....
Last week care teams at Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast completed their first Inspire procedure. Inspire is an FDA approved treatment option for people living with sleep apnea who struggle to use or get benefit from CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) therapy. Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast is the...
By Todd and Stephenie Craig Last month, our son Will, age 10, shared his experience living with ADHD. This month we are sharing our parent lessons navigating ADHD in our home. Neither of us are diagnosed with ADHD. What are the positives of navigating ADHD in your home? Our son sees the...

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By Dr. Richard Chern, M.D. How are you handling life’s little frustrations?  I know this article goes outside the immediate area but I would bet everyone reading this article knows exactly how life in Destin has changed in the last ten years.  I know for me, if there’s a bridge,...
By Kay Leaman, Health Architect Do you know what the two most toxic plastics are that can be found in most kitchens today? Wait for it… plastic wrap and silverware. How many plastic storage containers do you have and how many of them come from restaurant leftovers, the deli or the...