Letter From The Publisher
It might not feel like it outside but Summer is soon transitioning into Fall and we are entering a new season in many ways. School is resuming, beach trip and family vacations are coming to an end and hopefully soon we can get slightly cooler weather. But that doesn’t mean you still can’t make time to have some fun in the sun! Being outside can improve memory, fight depression, lower blood pressure and most importantly, alleviate stress.
With more families getting out into nature and spending more time at home, we are bringing you some ideas of how best to make use of your time whether in nature or getting in a good workout. Writer Rebecca Maglischo is our go-to girl for anything outdoors. Her knowledge and expertise are effective and fun, so we hope you enjoy her stories about the Monarch Butterfly and her suggestions for at-home workouts!
As the school year approaches, parents are faced with anxiety and doubt in our current state of uncertainty. Fortunately, our counties are offering several options for how the new school year with look for students, teachers and parents. Some students will be going back to face-to-face learning in a classroom, others will be going with the virtual school option and some parents will be homeschooling their children. I encourage you to support each other’s decision as parents try their best to navigate what is right for their family.
To bring some comic relief, beloved Peanuts© character Charlie Brown is here to share a few of his Life Lessons. We all need a little humor and pick me up every once in awhile and I think he was the guy for the job. Writer Lisa Beach also shares with us how she encourages and participates with her family in giving back. Just a few simple tips that you could incorporate into your family or maybe already do. We like to hear your stories so make sure and share them with us so we can share them with our readers! We round out this issue by giving you a glimpse inside a state-of-the-art equine facility lead by Dr. Liz Steele, DVM and her husband, TJ. For horse enthusiasts, this facility is worth checking out to keep your beloved horse healthy and at top performance. She also provides internships for students interested in a career in veterinarian medicine and the list goes on. This is a great facility to have here in the Heartland.
Especially in times such as these, we are thankful for our advertisers and readers. As we all try to navigate the uncertainty that lies before us today, I encourage you to remember, we are all in this together. Kindness is free and you never know how your act of kindness could change someone’s day or life.