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Soon her eye fell on a little glass box that was lying under the table: she opened it, and found in it a very small cake, on which the words “EAT ME” were beautifully marked in currants. “Well, I’ll eat …

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— By Abby Artemisia — It’s finally Spring! Actually, as I write this, there are six inches of snow on the ground, and the temperature is below freezing. As a plant person, every year it seems harder to wait for …

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We have lots of new and interesting (and relevant) articles this month and lots of great stuff in the Calendar coming up for April and May. It’s a busy time of year!

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– By Charlyne Boyette – Good afternoon. My name is Charlyne Boyette and I am a person in long term recovery, which means that I have not used any chemicals to change the way I think or feel since April …

Empowering Women: Power Abuse

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– By Jeanne Crane – Power is a gift that must keep on giving or it becomes force and loses its power for influence. I am going to suspend my history lesson this month in order to expand on the …

 

Currency Corner: Failure Is NOT An Option

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– Dawn Starks of Starks Financial – Eighteen months into my new career after graduate school, I knew it was not a good fit. The work was a good fit, but the company I worked for was definitely not. I …

 

Mud + Run = Learning

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Are you a warrior? A Spartan? An original mudder? If you understand this lingo, then you’ve participated in or know someone who has participated in one of the most well-known competitive mud runs, which are adventure races complete with challenging …

 

Become A Business Magnet: Become the OBVIOUS Choice In A Sea Of Competition

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Each month, I have an ongoing debate with myself about which of the many topics on my list to actually write about that month. There is simply so much I want to share with you. But as I was reviewing …

 

Proud Faces of Sobriety

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By Sooze Sigel and Georgi Groux I had never seen so many happy, vibrant, fun, healthy-looking women in my life. And, they were all sober! I was very nervous but when it was my turn to stand up to introduce …

 

Still An Athlete

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– By Lisa Rough – I remember it like it was yesterday… As my family and I walked up to the registration tent, I remember being completely overwhelmed by the ridiculous number of ultra-serious-looking women in their tight spandex suits, …

 

Mindfully Yours: If We Accept Imperfection, How Can We Fail? Wabi-Sabi And The Art Of Elegant Poverty

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In 1993, when my late husband and I were working with orphans in Romania, the local business people asked if we would conduct a public relations forum in Deva, a small ancient city in the former Transylvanian mountains where, incidentally, …

 

Book Review: “Quiet Hearts” by Morgan James

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– Reviewed by Mary Ickes – Readers! She married him! In the first book of Ms. James’ mystery series, Quiet the Dead, psychologist Dr. Promise McNeal closed her Atlanta practice and moved to the mountains of Western North Carolina. Still …