Randy and Bryan Moore

Counting Fitness Points for Better Health

By Randy Moore – In 2006, I created a Fitness Points Program based on a simple formula: I earn one point for every 20 minutes of physical activity. I’ve been counting points every week for 14 years (7,165 points thus far), and the process has been very motivating. My approach emphasizes moderation and consistency.     …

Venice Train Station by Liesl Walsh

Memorable Moments with Liesl Walsh

Liesl Walsh is a fine art photographer who enjoys capturing memorable moments from her hometown Venice and other places around the world. The former art teacher from Pennsylvania has won awards for her photos of historical sites, tropical scenes, Florida architecture, pink flamingoes, and other subjects. You can see some of her exquisite photos at…

Rod and Sylvia O'Reilly

Meet Dr. Rod O’Reilly with O’Reilly Chiropractic

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Dr. Rod O’Reilly, the owner of O’Reilly Chiropractic located in the Historic San Marco-KMI Building on Venice Island. Please call 941-445-3265 to make an appointment. The normal business hours are 8am to 5:30pm Tuesday through Friday. Learn more at OreillyChiropractic.net. Photo shows Dr. Rod with his wife Sylvia. Rod, when…

Provision Laser Eye Center

My Experience with Cataract Surgery

By Daniel Flinn – “You have cataracts,” my ophthalmologist announced. “Great,” I replied. “When can I get those new lenses implanted?” I’d done my homework and realized the new lenses would correct nearly all the astigmatism interfering with my vision. A few weeks later, I had nearly 20/20 vision without my glasses. I still wear…

Dr. Scott Thompson Family

Dentist Profile: Dr. Scott Thompson

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Dr. Scott Thompson, one of the owners of Tarpon Shores Dental with offices in Venice, Sarasota and Englewood. He also manages the Venice office at 1314 East Venice Ave. Please call 941-488-7910 for an appointment. Learn more at TarponShoresDental.com. What’s the history of Tarpon Shores Dental? The creation of Tarpon…

Power of self compassion

Amy Scholten on Self-Compassion

By Amy Scholten, M.P.H. – How do you treat yourself when you feel inadequate, make a mistake, or are having a difficult time? Many of us have been conditioned to criticize ourselves, but research shows that self-compassion promotes happiness and resilience while reducing anxiety, depression and stress.      Self-compassion involves acknowledging our suffering, faults, and…

Dr. Kondrup Family

Gynecologist James Kondrup, MD Joins GCMG

Editor’s Note: Dr. James Kondrup is a board-certified gynecologist and teacher with 30 plus years of experience. He’s accepting new patients at the GCMG Women’s Health & Wellness Center located at 8431 Pointe Loop Drive in south Venice. Please call 941-207-5330. Dr. Kondrup, where did you work previously and what brought you to this part…