Of Course You Can Go! It’s Food For Your Soul!

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| By Janis Gingermountain | Spring is here, with its sense of freshness and promise, and summer is not far behind. You want to have a new experience, so you’re perhaps pondering going on a journey. You could go alone, …

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Sara Laws: My Model of Love and Service

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| By Ian Rudick | I met Sara Laws at an Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce “Business After Hours” event, where I learned about her work for the Hope Chest for Women. I was immediately attracted to their small grassroots …

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Two Women and a Chinook: Erin & Caroline On The Road

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Erin: We met in the winter of 2015. I was on break (I used to teach middle school) and had driven south along the coast and then inward a little to visit a friend who lived in Raleigh. I was …

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Moving to New Heights

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| By Darlene Danko Sowa | It took only one trip to the Asheville area for my husband and me to discover the magic of the mountains. They drew us in like the whiff of a freshly baked pie draws …

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Funny, Isn’t It?

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Last week my Yoga teacher, Chas Jansen, urged us to use a New Mind in doing our postures and meditations. What this means is to perform ancient movements of Yoga with which we are quite familiar as if we were …

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Words From The Editor

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Ah, spring is finally truly here… almost summer really. I’ve gotten out into the garden,my favorite outdoor activity besides hiking along the mountain trails in our diverse and beautiful region.

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Being there… The Women’s March on Washington January 21,2017

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| By Jean Elizabeth Dickson | Women united will never be divided! Vibrant chants were rising like waves in a sea of pink as crowds flooded downtown DC. In numbers far exceeding all projections, more than one million voices echoed …

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Come Watch The Sunset With Me

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| By Carolyn Peerman | When was the last time you glowed with pleasure? The real pleasure of watching a sunset with its shimmering hues of gold and orange across the sky is beyond monetary calculation. Take time to enjoy …

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How To Write An Article Without Really Trying

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| By Renée Henning | Everyone has a story to tell. However, most would-be authors work a day job. They may have a fascinating idea for an article. Yet, often, if an editor accepts their proposal to write the article, …

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St. Valentine’s Day and Roses

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| By Susanne Kimball | Along with our need to breathe and eat there is also need to inhabit some small piece of the earth, which becomes the basis for celebration. Whatever other purpose holidays serve, be it political or …

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Rooms Beyond the Walls

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| By Carol Diamond | There were rooms beyond the outside walls of the house, places that were sanctuaries for us in joy or sorrow when we were young, for we were children blessed with parents who allowed us outdoors …

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Memory Lane

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| By Daphne Ruth Darcy | When Morris was dying, I chose to be fully present and prepare for a home death with no heroics or life prolonging measures. To make this work, I juggled many demanding roles: funeral director, …

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Astonishing Riches: Diverse Gifts of Relationships

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| By Janis Gingermountain | The gifts my friends give and share! What a treasure house! My hope is that a little of each woman’s genius and generosity might rub off on me.

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OCDRVIN

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| By Wendy E. Murray | Most drivers know when you pass another car you must check the rear view mirror to make sure there is plenty of space between you and the car behind, before you change back into …

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