Usually, my phone is an extension of my hand – wiring me to a never-ending stream of emails, text messages and social media accounts. St. Pete Beach’s milky sands and cool, transparent waters had me detached. My device stayed tucked away with my belongings while I got a dose of UV rays and seafood.
1. Ellyn Delano
6th grade, Palm Pointe Educational Research School at Tradition
Project: Testing the amount of gluten in baking flour
“I picked this project because I wanted to know more about what is in the flour I use for baking. Whole wheat flour contains the most gluten when compared to all purpose, gluten-free, soy and unbleached flours.”
2. Joshua Navarro
6th grade, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy
To be clear, I am a TV series enthusiast. So much so, in fact, that I could be considered a binge watcher...
Binge watcher (noun) – a person who practices the watching of multiple episodes of a television program in rapid succession, typically by means of DVDs or digital streaming.
So, when it came time to produce a “Men’s Issue,” my mind instantly went to two shows I’m guilty of watching in excess – “Mad Men” and “Suits.”
What they do: Kayla, 24, is a nurse in the Martin County Health Systems and Roy, 31, is a firefighter and EMT for Martin County Fire Rescue.
How they met: Mutual friends brought Kayla and Roy together nearly seven years ago. They both had an idea that each other was “the one” for years, but Kayla says they “sort of let marriage come naturally and when we were both ready.”
Based in: Stuart
How it started: Sarah Stracuzzi grew up sharing a closet with her older sister, often borrowing her dresses and jewelry. So, when looking for inspiration for the name of her boutique, which opened last June, she decided to credit what inspired her wardrobe throughout the years. She called it “Two Sisters Boutique,” although her sister doesn’t have much involvement in the business besides sparking Stracuzzi’s initial interest in fashion. The store, located on Ocean Boulevard, sells original clothing, jewelry and home goods.
Whether at work, home, in a relationship or with friends, the ability to communicate ideas and feelings effectively is invaluable. And, while we can’t necessarily change our IQs, we do have the capacity to enhance emotional intelligence. The term is a catch-all for self-awareness, emotion management, self motivation, self confidence, understanding for others and relations with others.