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The Beauty Bulletin Love at First Sight FEBRUARY/MARCH 2023 HOW MY WIFE LAURA AND I MET
February is the month of romance — full of flowers, gifts, love, and affection. So, to celebrate the occasion, I thought it would be a nice idea to recount the story of how my wife Laura and I met almost 30 years ago. It was what many call “love at first sight,” and while I know that may sound cliché, it was true for Laura and me. In 1992, I had just started training at Hermann Hospital in Houston. As I was making my rounds and getting to know everyone at this new hospital, one of my coworkers introduced me to Laura, who already worked there. As soon as I saw her, it felt like a lightning bolt had struck me. I froze in place, and somehow, I knew this was the person I would marry. But of course, things took time, and we didn’t really speak again until later that week when we were both invited to go out with a group of friends. We all went to relax at The Ginger Man, and Laura and I found ourselves shooting darts. But even though we had fun getting to know each other, Laura had to leave early, so we couldn’t spend as much time together as we wanted. The reason was that Laura had a friend who got a ride with her to The Ginger Man, and that friend was part of the rodeo that year, so Laura had to leave early to drive them to the event. I didn’t know it then, but I learned later that Laura was pretty sad about leaving early that night and wanted to stay at the bar. But that wasn’t the end for us because shortly afterward, I asked if she wanted to
I experienced her famous potato, and after I ate that, I was definitely smitten. From that day forward, we’ve never really been apart, and we were
married just two years after our barbecue chicken date. Now, almost 28 years later, Laura and I have three wonderful kids (ages 26, 23,
and 13), and we love to spend time together as a family. In those early years, I also gave Laura her moniker that many of you may know: Pooker. It really doesn’t have a meaning other than being a nickname I made up just for her; she even has it on her license plate! Laura is still involved with the rodeo. In fact, our oldest daughter, Hannah, works with her on the rodeo’s international committee.
“AS SOON AS I SAW HER, IT FELT LIKE A LIGHTNING BOLT HAD STRUCK ME. I WAS FROZEN IN PLACE, AND SOMEHOW, I KNEW THIS WAS THE PERSON I WOULD MARRY.“
Laura and I don’t need fancy dates or gifts to celebrate Valentine’s Day each year because our favorite way to spend the day is just grilling barbecue at home for a family dinner. The most important time we spend all year is the time we get together as a family. So, this Valentine’s Day, take time to reflect on the unique way you and your spouse fell in love. Go to a nice restaurant if that’s your thing, or just barbecue some chicken on the grill at home. Whatever activity you choose, I hope you and your loved ones will find time to celebrate your love with some special time together as a family. –Dr. Sam Sukkar
hang out with just the two of us, and she agreed! This time, she came over for dinner, and I cooked barbecue
chicken for her on the grill. This was the first time
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Your Intellectual Wellness Matters! CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO EXPAND YOUR MIND
2. Remove subjectivity. We view every situation with a pre-formed opinion or bias. The truth is our brains are wired this way to streamline thinking, but to be intellectually healthy, we must work hard to push past it. Remove subjectivity by learning a different way to perform a task or challenge yourself to understand (or simply read) the ideas of others. Be objective, even when you disagree with them. 3. Improve your critical thinking. Next time you’re engrossed in conversation, try being thoroughly engaged and think about what is being said. Ask questions to yourself and others, and hash out what you agree with and things you don’t. Work to keep your brain active in everything you do by finding a connection to everything around you.
These days, as taking care of our health becomes more important than ever, we hear a lot about our physical wellness and how to improve it using nutritious foods and exercise.
• Awareness of your core values • Capacity to learn new things
How to Foster and Develop Intellectual Wellness Intellectual wellness differs from other types of well-being. You need to work hard and challenge yourself to stay intellectually healthy. If you’re looking to improve or nurture your intellectual wellness, here are three ways to do it. 1. Learn a new skill. One of the main components of intellectual wellness is working to acquire more knowledge. This doesn’t need to be physics or engineering but can be something as simple as cooking a new healthy recipe, learning to draw, or attempting a DIY home repair project. The important part is that mastering something new provides an information-based approach to the world around you.
But what about our intellectual wellness?
What is intellectual wellness? The University of New Hampshire defines
intellectual wellness as “being open to new ideas, thinking critically, and finding ways to be creative.”
Essentially, this means thinking about the world around you with an open mind and putting energy into what you’re thinking, not just allowing your brain to run idly. Signs of healthy intellectual wellness include: • Ability to see an issue from all sides • Purposeful exposure to ideas, beliefs, and people who differ from yourself
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patients who desire immediate and lasting results with little to no bruising or swelling after.
with a puncture device that uses a sharp blade with blunted sides. This allows the body to heal faster and more naturally after surgery because no large incision sites create scarring or bruising. If you’re interested in contouring your jawline but don’t want to undergo open surgery, MyEllevate is for you. You’ll be able to receive the results you’ve dreamed of with only about a week of recovery so you can get back to your daily life with the confidence you deserve. To learn more about MyEllevate and what The Clinic for Plastic Surgery can do to help you, call 281-940-1535 or visit DrSukkar.com/contact to request a consultation with us.
This new procedure is exciting because it can typically be performed in about an hour and used alongside liposuction and skin tightening procedures. This way, the jaw contouring looks natural and refined, with results that last . MyEllevate stands out because sutures are added with the ICLED Surgical Suture System, which includes patented light-guided technology that allows us to place a continuous suture along the jawline. This continuous suture physically elevates
Dr. Sam Sukkar is excited to announce he is now offering MyEllevate, a minimally invasive jawline contouring procedure! MyEllevate is a three-step procedure, and our staff is proud to offer this exciting new surgery to our patients. The MyEllevate procedure is perfect for
the skin and tissue along the jawline and keeps the muscles tightened for years to come, resulting in a more defined and sleek appearance.
We look forward to supporting you and all of your plastic surgery needs.
MyEllevate also uses a clean puncture technique, so any incisions are made
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Hate the Taste of Water? STAY HYDRATED WITH THESE ALTERNATIVES
Did you know that 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated? It’s a hidden epidemic that many Americans fail to realize is happening. Most people need to drink at least 4–6 cups of water daily, but Americans only average 2.5 cups each day. This leaves them seriously dehydrated, and they get used to the feeling, so they don’t even notice it. For many people, the challenge comes from finding time in the day to drink enough water, while others simply don’t like the taste. If you’re someone who doesn’t enjoy the taste of water, there’s good news. There are other ways to stay hydrated. Here are a few of them.
Shop Our Online Store! Coconut Water and Drink Mixes Many people consume sports drinks to counter dehydration, but many of those are loaded with sugar and sodium, which both dehydrate you. Instead, try drinking coconut water. It has more potassium and fewer carbs and sodium than sports drinks, so it’s a great alternative to maintain your hydration levels. You can also try drink mixes that flavor your water and make it taste better. Be cautious of what you use, as many drink mixes contain sugar and caffeine, which can counteract your efforts. radishes have 95%, and cauliflower, strawberries, spinach, watermelon, and bell peppers are 92% water. Eating enough fruits and vegetables in your daily diet can increase your water intake by 2–3 cups without drinking anything. Iced Coffee How often have you heard that coffee is bad for you and will dehydrate you? Coffee is one of the few caffeinated drinks that does not cause fluid loss. It’s also 98% water, so it’s actually helping to rehydrate you. Decaffeinated coffee is the best way to go, but you can get the same benefits by drinking regular coffee. Just don’t overdo it since too much caffeine can cause adverse effects. Limit yourself to one or two cups a day.
Fruits and Vegetables Most of us already know how beneficial eating fruits and vegetables can be, but they also help us stay hydrated. Many fruits and vegetables are comprised mostly of water. Lettuce and cucumbers have 96% water content, celery and
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THE STORY OF HOW I MET MY WIFE
INTELLECTUAL WELLNESS: WHAT IT IS AND HOW TO IMPROVE YOURS
MYELLEVATE: THE JAWLINE CONTOURING PROCEDURE WITHOUT OPEN SURGERY
HOW TO STAY HYDRATED WITHOUT DRINKING WATER
BRUSHING UP ON CRUISE ETIQUETTE
All Aboard! KNOW YOUR CRUISE ETIQUETTE BEFORE SETTING SAIL
Don’t be a chair hog. Everyone wants a prime spot on the sundeck, but you’ve got to rise early in the morning to get one. That’s fine if you can manage it, but “saving” a seat by putting a towel on it and then wandering away for breakfast or a mani-pedi is the best way to get on your fellow travelers’ bad side. Your cruise may also have a policy against it. Going to the bathroom is one thing; you’re only human. Otherwise, if you want the seat, stay in it. Be on time. Treat your cruise ship like an airplane — if you’re not on time, it’s probably leaving without you. And if you are lucky enough to have the ocean liner wait, your fellow passengers won’t look at you kindly. Set your watch to ship time (not local time) and prepare to be back an hour before the deadline. That way, if you happen to be late, you’ll still be on time. You may miss out on an extra drink or souvenir shop, but nothing will ruin your cruise faster than being left behind at the dock.
After a slump in 2020 and 2021, cruises are back in a big way. If you’re planning your first onboard adventure — or it’s been a while since you last set sail — now is the time to brush up on your cruise ship etiquette. Every passenger should read their cruise line’s policies to ensure they know all the specifics before climbing aboard. In the meantime, we’ve listed some of the most essential do’s and don’ts for the savvy traveler. Know what to wear. Some cruise lines aim for a fancy atmosphere, while others prefer a casual approach. Ideally, review the dress policy before you book your trip. Bring at least one formal outfit in your luggage for dinner, which tends to have an upscale vibe. The rest of your cruise wear should be casual but tasteful, leaving you looking put together. Most importantly, don’t overpack — the stateroom is smaller than you think.
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