KEY INSIGHTS
May 2016  
KEY BISCAYNE AND BEYOND!!!
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Happy Mother's Day!!!!
Happy Memorial Day!!!

In this month's Key Insights, we have an amazing Raffle Item that will help you organize your family's future. Elise Rodriguez, Esq.,Founder of The Lifelong Law Firm, is offering free Advanced Healthcare Directives and a Two Hour Consultation valued at $1000!

We will also announce the lucky winner of last month's  BONE DENSITY TEST valued at $600 from Dr. Carmen Ortiz- Butcher at The Island Clinic on Key Biscayne.

This May Edition of Key Insights is full of many Interesting activities offered around our community. We have searched to find detailed Information of value for the residents and frequent visitors of our Island  Paradise,  Key Biscayne and beyond. Plus we have three very lovely contributors adding their Insights as well!

To read more about me, CLICK HERE. 

I want to sincerely THANK all of you for the wonderful feedback and interest in participating in my newsletter.
                                 
                                     Paola

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By Paola Padovan, e-PRO, CLHMS
 
The death of Prince marked the first time in my life that I cried over the death of a celebrity. He created the music of my youth and somewhere along the way, I came to love him. Not the person, as I did not have the honor of meeting him. No, it was more of a love of his art, his talent, his spirit. That incredible essence and soul that poured out of every lyric, every note. I never understood why people cried over celebrities they had never met. Until now. I sobbed and my heart hurt.

With Prince's death I thought of a SUPERSTAR that I DID indeed have to privilege to not only meet, but also sell her a beautiful condo in Aventura.
 
The only problem is that, at the time, I did not know who she was...
 
It was the early 90's. I had sold a property to a very nice Cuban couple and thankfully they were so happy with my work that one day they whispered that they were going to refer me to a "STAR" but that I had to act normal and not react to their fame. They said they could not divulge their name until our initial meeting which would take place in the next couple of weeks. WHAT???? Imagine! I stayed up for nights before the anticipated meeting going through every famous person I could think of. I practiced my facial reactions in front of a mirror. I introduced myself to my image dozens of times until it would come naturally no matter what the speed of my heart rate.
 
Finally the day arrived. I was almost shaking. The meeting took place in a hotel near the airport. I approached the room and knocked. An elderly gentleman with a flock of white hair answered the door. I smiled and was led to the living room of the suite. There stood the nice couple that referred me and a lovely Latin woman. My clients introduced me to the lovely lady and I shook her hand. I felt a very odd vibe in the room. My clients were looking at me strangely, the room went silent, I was very confused. Finally the elegant Latin woman said, in Spanish, "tu de verdad no sabes quien soy yo?" ("you really don't know who I am?"). She had a huge smile and it was VERY obvious that she was someone magnificent. But WHO??? I answered that I didn't know how, but that I did not recognize her. She had a glimmer in her eyes of surprise mixed with a sprinkle of amusement
 
Ok, so please don't judge me now. Keep in mind I was in my mid-twenties. I was born in Uruguay, South America but came to the States at 2 years old and although I grew up on Key Biscayne, Florida with many Cuban friends, I had honestly not yet been exposed to Salsa. At 18 I moved to Manhattan and Latin music was not in my life.
 
So have you guessed who it was???? CELIA CRUZ!!!!! The gentleman who opened the door was her amazing partner in life, Pedro Knight, an extremely talented musician in his own right. She had nicknamed him mi cabecita de algodon (my little cottonhead) because of his majestic white hair and mutton-chops.
 
So, after the incredible embarrassment of our initial meeting, things went very well. I worked with them for weeks and they purchased a lovely condo with beautiful views in the Mystic Pointe 600 building in Aventura.
 
Later I came to know and appreciate their enormous talent.  And I am extremely honored to say that, for a short time, I was their Real Estate Broker.
 
RIP Prince, Celia Cruz and Pedro Knight.

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The Lifelong Law Firm specializes in Estate Planning, Probate, and Guardianship Law. Our focus is on helping families enhance their lives today and secure their futures for tomorrow. We excel at guiding parents, grandparents, and young adults through the often confusing maze of financial and legal decisions to create plans that ensure the well-being of families and the accomplishment of cherished family goals. 

Our services include family protection, wealth preservation and values-based planning for couples, planning strategies for unmarried couples and divorced individuals, and all aspects of estate administration. Whether you are married or single, with a traditional family or a blended one, just starting out or looking back on a life well lived, The Lifelong Law Firm will help you craft a plan to achieve your goals for your loved ones for today and years to come.
 

Enter this month's raffle to win a complimentary TWO hour consultation to discuss how a Will, Trust, or other estate planning tools can save your family from unnecessary difficulties if something happens to you or your spouse. The raffle winner will also receive FREE advanced healthcare directives including a living willand designation of healthcare surrogate.

To learn more about planning for your family's future visit WWW.LIFELONGLAW.COM or call (305) 860-8338. 




MIAMI MUSEUM MONTH!!!
MAY 1 - 31, 2016
During May, visitors and locals can take advantage of "Buy One, Get One Free admission," a "Join One Museum, See Them All" and other special offers at participating museums during 
Miami Museum Month.
This is an incredible opportunity to museum hop and experience Greater Miami's uniquely diverse cultural scene. Don't miss out!



KEY BISCAYNE AUTHOR 
BRETT GRAFF'S 
FANTASTIC NEW BOOK 
"NOT BUYING IT"
Every Parent Should Read This Book!


Most parents will do just about anything to secure happy lives and bright futures for their kids. Add in competition with other parents and near-constant pressure, their drive to give their kids the best of everything can backfire, setting back the child  and  the household finances. 

Brett Graff, "The Home Economist," exposes how overspending can harm children by setting back intellect and encouraging narcissism, depression and unhealthy or unsafe habits. By unearthing research on pricey baby gear, oversized houses, so-called "educational" toys and after-school lessons, expensive sports equipment and private coaching, even certain organic products and unregulated "natural" medicines - she even has eye-opening findings on private schools versus public schools - Graff proves that we can spend too much getting our kids ahead and wind up instead setting them back. 
Not Buying It proves that sound, rational decision-making about spending is far more beneficial for our kids than purchases made out of fear, pressure and confusion. With Graff's guidance, you'll confidently create the financial strategy that's best for your family, not the one pushed by marketers or practiced by your neighbors.  Not Buying It is your blueprint for emotional and financial freedom, and the stability your children deserve. 






ORANGE BOWL PADDLE CHAMPIONSHIP
SATURDAY MAY 7TH, 2016
REGISTRATION 7:30 AM
MIAMI MARINE STADIUM 
3601 RICKENBACKER CAUSEWAY 
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO



GORGEOUS LISITNG IN THE PYRAMIDS!!!
UNDER CONTRACT IN 8 DAYS!!!!




LET PAOLA PADOVAN DO THE SAME FOR YOUR PROPERTY!!!! 




2016 Miami New Times Brew at the Zoo
  SATURDAY, MAY 7TH 
7-11PM
Zoo Miami - 12400 SW 152nd St., Miami, FL

Miami's largest beer festival returns Saturday, May 7, 2016, showcasing 100+ local, international, and craft beers, music, interactive games, animals, food and fun!
This year we're excited to announce that Arrested Development will be performing LIVE at Brew at the Zoo! Stay tuned for more entertainment updates. For those of you who are interested in VIP, make sure to check out the Miccosukee VIP Experience as tickets will go very fast!
 
              
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
SUNDAY, MAY 8TH, 2016



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- OWNERS GLENN GREER AND LUIS BEHAR.

Mention Paola Padovan and they will give you THREE FREE CLASSES and  $50 off your First Month!!!

Red Zone Coral Gables
112 Valencia Avenue
305-971-8212




REDLANDS INTERNATIONAL ORCHID SHOW
Friday, May 13th to Sunday May 15th
9am to 5pm
Fruit and Spice Park
24801 S.W. 187th Ave. 
Homestead, FL 33031

Truly the largest orchid show in the U.S. featuring over 50 booths of educational exhibits and orchid vendors. An American Orchid Society judged event showcasing various types of orchids, plants and supplies for sale. As well as lectures by experts, raffles, and international food.






FLYING CIRCUS
Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 3:00 AM
Royal Crown Courtyard 
524 NW 24th Street, Wynwood, FL 33127
FREE BEFORE 10PM
Kabbalah on the Key
"What To Do When Siblings Fight"
 (kabbalistic tools for sibling rivalry)
Tuesday, May 17th
12:00-1:15pm
274 West Mashta Drive
RSVP (please)


THE OBIES
A TASTE OF SOUTH FLORIDA
Friday, May 20, 2016
VIP Ticket Holders 6:30 p.m.
 Admission 7:30 p.m.
Broward County Convention Center




NETWORKING AFTER DARK
Wednesday, May 25, 2016  
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM 
Fado Irish Pub Miami in Mary Brickell Village 
900 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33130 

A Chance for Therapy, a Key Biscayne-based charity dedicated to children with disabilities, has partnered with Networking After Work to present to you May's Networking Event: Unwind and socialize with hundreds of local professionals and entrepreneurs. You'll make great connections in a fun and relaxed atmosphere while expanding your network of contacts to help fuel your own career or business goals. Grab your business cards then get out and network with Network After Work.





HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY 
MONDAY, MAY 30TH, 2016
LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE
HONORING ALL WHO SERVED




CLHMS DESIGNATION!

I am very happy to announce that I have completed the requirements for the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation from the Institute for Home Luxury Marketing. Because I have documented performance in the top 10% of Residential Sales in my Market, I have further qualified for the Million Dollar Guild designation!

     Don't trust your lifestyle decision and your significant residential investment to just any agent...
Turn to a CERTIFIED LUXURY HOME MARKETING SPECIALIST®

Just as working with a top notch investment advisor, a savvy tax planner, or a renowned medical specialist can make a difference in your results, choosing a luxury home expert offers tremendous benefits. Experienced buyers and sellers of high end residential properties seek real estate professionals with:

Skills that come from special training

 

Documented performance at the top of the market 
 
The desire to offer concierge level service

An understanding of the lifestyles of the affluent consumer

The tools necessary to accomplish your transaction goals


Access to a network of other top luxury professionals Agents who have earned the prestigious CERTIFIED LUXURY HOME MARKETING SPECIALIST® designation have earned this coveted recognition as a result of special training and verified buying and selling performance. We believe they have competencies and access to tools over and above those of the average Realtor. For example, they can check an affluent buyer prospects financial credibility in seconds using data from the country's largest aggregator of information about the wealthy. They understand how to use price band statistics (not market averages) to help you negotiate the best deal. They understand lifestyle marketing and the concept of targeting "most likely buyers" for your home. Buying? They'll guide you as you make a wise choice. In short, the choice of a CLHMS™ professional starts the smart decision making you'll do for your next buying or selling transaction.
What a CLHMS knows can make a difference for you.


CALL PAOLA PADOVAN AT 305-915-4044!



Greatest Joy + Greatest Challenge= Motherhood
From the moment of becoming a mother, the joy is like no other ever experienced. And so are the challenges. How can we face  maternal stressors that start with labor pains? (An epidural, of course!) As Mother's Day approaches, here are some ways to increase the joy and decrease the stress that comes with being a mother:
1-Need to take care of self-  We need to take care of our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs. We need to be our best selves to be the best for our children. It is the same as the flight attendants say, "put on your oxygen mask before you put on child." If we do not have our own "oxygen," we are cannot help anybody. Or try to imagine a cup full of water with a hole poked in the bottom. The water will eventually flow out, but if we do not replenish it, we will have nothing more to give.
2- Be present- Give full attention to children when with them.For example, one of the best opportunities to talk with our children is in the car. Even serious subjects can be discussed, because there is no interruption and no eye contact, which can make it easier for kids to talk (or confess). But then there is that cell phone that keeps ringing. Try to put the cell phone away when driving with your kids (or anytime with your kids). Use that time to talk beyond "How was school?" "Fine." "What did you do?" "Nothing." (How much are we paying in tuition?) Obviously, any time we are with our children, let's BE with our children. Show them the respect that we would like to get in return. 
3- Time with girlfriends- Research shows that when women spend time together, their serotonin levels in their brains increase. What does this mean? It means Mom is in a happy mood and comes home to be with her family in a happy mood. Can you imagine how happy Mom will be after a  "girls' trip?" 
4- Let go (a little bit) of control- Being a helicopter parenttakes a lot of energy. Allow children to have new experiences without Mom orchestrating everything. Whether it is trying a new activity, playing with new friends, or doing their homeworkalone, they need to experience rewards and failures to learn the lessons life offers. Kids get into college even if they failed their second grade spelling test. We cannot control everything (although it would be nice), and it becomes very stressful to try to do so. Also, if mothers do not "let go" as their children need more independence, conflict and stress increase. (Always, safety first.)
5- Exercise- The benefits of exercise are numerous. As a psychologist, I suggest all my clients exercise. I refer to it as "nature's antidepressant." We feel better physically and emotionally; we maintain better health;  and we are modeling a good habit for our children. Exercise decreases not only the stress of parenting, but all stress.
6- Set appropriate limits- Setting boundaries for our children provides consistency and certainty. Everybody knows what to expect, so conflict is reduced, resulting in less stress for us. It is like playing basketball without lines on the court. Not knowing where "out of bounds" is or where a "3 pointer" is to be shot will bring anxiety for the players. It is the same for us and our children. If we do not set appropriate limits, nobody knows the rules of the game and chaos occurs.
7- Work/Volunteer Outside the Home- Motherhood is just one facet of being a woman. Volunteering or working outside the home (number of hours inconsequential) gives us the opportunity to express ourselves differently and fulfill our other aspects of "self." We gain a sense of fulfillment through sharing with others and are able to use our creativity and/or training in other areas. Self-worth and self-esteem can increase through work or volunteerism, whether it is because we are able to practice a profession or skill in which we are trained or being able to share with others for a cause that is meaningful to us.This also demonstrates to our kids that caring about others outside the home or having a profession/skill (along with being a mom) is important.
8- "Just Say No or Not Now"- Saying yes to everything and everybody can add a great deal of stress. Mothers are more prone to say "yes" to their children (and just about anybody that asks them to do something) than to say "no." Many times when "no" is the more appropriate response, mothers feel guilty and children have temper tantrums, so it is often easier to just say "yes." Try saying "not now." It gives some time to actually think about the appropriate answer, and also can delay the temper tantrum.
9- Be a Team- Sharing parenting responsibilities and decision-making can also reduce stress. Even if our partner doesn't give baths or do homework as good as we do, let them participate. We get a break and also shows our kids that we are a team. Strength in numbers. Even if the other parent lives outside thehome, working as a team reduces stress and benefits thechildren.
10- Enjoy Your Time Together- It goes so fast!!
Happy Mother's Day!!!
By Dr. Ronda Fuchs
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
305.904.4337  


COURAGE
Inner Universe
Raising the vibration of the planet 
One inspiration at a time

Today's Inspiration: 
Courage 

The capacity to embrace vulnerability in your life is in and of itself an act of courage. Just because you don't have all the answers in front of you doesn't mean you're on the wrong path. Sometimes, putting one foot in front of the other is the only thing you can be sure of especially when there is no end or solution in sight. In the meantime, follow your nose and listen to your gut. Having the fearlessness to face the unknown is a virtuous act of bravery that can render unanticipated rewards. We make plans, but the Universe has a bigger one .

To access any of my previous messages, please click here.
Remember, they're brief yet insightful, and easy to share.

Ana Tootle
305-710-8405
anatootle@aol.com

    


HOW TO DEVELOP YOUR MATERNAL INSTINCT

Whether you have birthed humans, adopted humans, raised humans or have non-humans that think they are humans, you are a mother. You don't need to have physically birthed a child to develop your motherly ways.

When I think of mothering, a few words come to mind: nurturing, kindness and strength. I personally strive for those words and definitions with my human children, and in my business and in life.
Regardless of what "maternal" means to you, chances are we can all mother the world and ourselves a bit more to make things a whole lot better.

Here are three simple ways you can strengthen your maternal development to help you flourish and become more purposeful in business and in life.
SELF REFLECTION // Self analysis on commitments, failures and successes is a progressive review to guarantee further connectivity to areas of life and business. My 16-year-old "mothers" her garden and shifts placement of plants based on their responsive nature. The same holds true with your business and life. When you step back and review, you can edit activities to make things better. The most successful people gauge progress of their goals weekly, if not daily. Consistent self-reflection keeps a real life connection with your vision.
INTUITION // I believe one of the strongest superhero qualities women exhibit is their gut response. When strengthening your intuition, listen to your gut vs. your brain. Close your eyes, meditate, and perhaps even transition to a state of deep prayer. Your brain might convince you to make decisions based on fear, comfort or past experiences. Separate the two and allow your spirit to respond. What does your gut tell you? Which way feels correct? Allow your non-cerebral intuition guide your next step. Your intuition is your proven guide.
ETERNAL LOVE // Above and beyond all the love you share for others, the most important one to share love with is YOU. Use this Mother's day holiday to show more compassion to yourself for all you have achieved. Within the chaos of personal growth and development, connect with your soul and feed it eternal love.

Recognize your own nurturing spirit, acts of kindness and your unlimited strength.
Happy Maternal Day!

  By Violette de Ayala
Violette is the Founder of Femfessionals [a global online and local community for women entrepreneurs], a small business expert, writer and mother of three. A serial entrepreneur with 20-plus years of experience, Violette is passionate about supporting women entrepreneurs through business growth, big vision strategies and positivity. For all her best notes, advice and business trends visit  www.violettedeayala.com.


PASSPORT APPLICATION PROCESSING!!!
DID YOU KNOW that the Village of Key Biscayne is a  certified acceptance facility for U.S. passport applications? 
 As a courtesy to our residents, this service is offered by the Parks and Recreation Department at the Community Center, located at 10 Village Green Way, second floor.
Rules, downloadable forms, fees, travel advisories and other information are available at the  U.S. State Department passport web page (CLICK HERE).  Please review this website to obtain all of the necessary information to complete your passport application.
For additional information or to make an appointment, call
 (305) 365-8953. 
Monday to Friday   9:30 AM - 4:00 PM



BULK TRASH SCHEDULE FOR MAY 2016
ZONE


BLUE
North of Heather
May 17
YELLOW
South of Heather & North of McIntyre
May 20
GREEN
South of McIntyre & North of West Mashta
May 16
RED (PINK)
South of West Mashta

May 19

BUSINESS NETWORKING INTERNATIONAL
ON KEY BISCAYNE!!! 

BNI KEY CONNECTION

MEETS AT THE KEY BISCAYNE YACHT CLUB
EVERY WEDNSDAY FROM 7-9AM

Contact me to see if your category is open at
305-915-4044



Special Thanks for SHARED INSIGHTS!!!!

Big Thanks to
Ronda Fuchs
Ana Angel Tootle and 
Violette de Ayala
for sharing their KEY INSIGHTS!



CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR LUCKY APRIL RAFFLE WINNER OF A BONE DENSITY TEST VALUED AT $600!

MONICA LARRIVA

We want to thank
DR. CARMEN ORTIZ-BUTCHER 
 AT ISLAND CLINIC ON KEY BISCAYNE
305-365-8222



7 Reasons to Work With a REALTOR®

REALTORS® aren't just agents. They're professional members of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict code of ethics. This is the REALTOR® difference for home buyers!


If you are looking for a very experienced REALTOR, Contact Paola Padovan today to get your free Comparative Market Analysis and or a list of what is available for rent or sale. Paola has been serving her community for over 25 years and she is more than eager to serve you as well. 

Padovan Realty is a  family owned, full-service Residential Real Estate firm was established in 1991 making them the most experienced boutique Real Estate Firm on Key Biscayne. 

Contact Paola at: 305 915-4044 or visit www.KeyBiscayneRE.com  
or click Padovan Realty Corp.
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