Letter From The Publisher
Lately, gratitude has been pouring into the small spaces of my day. You will see on our staff page Volume Vlll | Issue 1 which means we are entering our 8th publishing year with Heartland LIVING. Part of me is shocked thinking back 8 years ago this was just a thought and a prayer turned into my passion and a way of life. Believe me when I say from the bottom of my heart, I thank all of you reading this for all your support. I know Heartland LIVING wouldn’t be what it is today without my amazing team, my advertisers trusting me to give them the best coverage in the 7 Counties of the Heartland, and of course all you readers that share with me how much you love the magazine.
While sharing about communities, I have to say how proud and honored I am to be raised in Sebring, FL. I admit it has been hard to focus on the layout of this issue with what has happened in my hometown. My Great grandfather had a vision back in 1912 and established a pioneer community. He would be so proud of each and every one of you for all you have done and are doing for the families during this difficult time. They are going to need our continued prayers and support and we will be there for them. Sebring will stay STRONG!
I love all the feature stories, recipes and events we have for you in this issue but one has to be my favorite being hands on from the beginning. I got to work with the most talented women or as Morgan McCullers called us, “Girl Bosses”. It warmed my heart seeing so many talented women working together and encouraging each other. I have to give a shout out to photographer Chrissa Greubel for the amazing photography and capturing my vision for “Bohemian Chic”. It brought back my “Hippie Days”. Thank you to Jessica Pleger, Bridgette Waldau and Kaila Albritton for bringing all your talent to this shoot. I couldn’t have done it without all of you involved. A special thank you to all our models bringing your beauty and talent as well. Please see our models names and all involved on page 39.
I would like to welcome to our team of writers Rebecca Maglischo from Lakeland. Becca has shared in this issue her amazing knowledge on nourishment and movement for the human body. Her story on “The Human Race” is a must read especially if your goal for 2019 is to get healthy and take care of your body better.
We have packed so much in this issue for you and I can’t wait for you to turn the pages now and I hope you enjoy. Remember we love hearing all your thoughts so make sure you share them with us through social media or email me. We will continue to strive to bring you the best as we explore all that is happening in the Heartland in 2019.