August 2016

Issue 05 | September 2016

Making A Difference in September is Jenn Ryan’s story “Art as Therapy.” Reba Linker asks what size fits your needs. Rachel Kieffer shares a woman’s career choice as she faces pressure to lose weight. Eddie Mullins shares insight on listening to our voice. Natasha Botkin sheds light on how it feels to let love in, and Donna Genovese tells how she is healing from migraines. Kat Tozier wrote about yoga and the zen of canning. Enjoy the delicious recipes, including Tae Lynne’s Pumpkin Tea Bread.

Elements For A Healthier Life Magazine was published as a digital magazine from May 2016 to the May/June 2018 issue. The program used to display the publication on the internet was used to design the layout. In converting the digital editions to .pdf format, some of the layout elements were altered and misaligned. 

Publisher & Editor
Cynthia (C.K.) Kochis

Editorial Assistant
Jenn Ryan

Contributors
Natasha Botkin
Donna Genovese
Rachel Kieffer
C.K. Kochis
Tae Lynne
Peggy Nolan
Reba Linker
Jenn Ryan
Kat Tozier

Cover Photograph
Eric VanDussen

Contributing Photographers
Rachel Kieffer
C.K. Kochis
Peggy Nolan
Aubrey Ann Parker
Jenn Ryan
Kat Tozier

August 2016

Making a Difference

One Piece of Art at a Time

As a young girl, I was a creative thinker and writer. My third grade teacher at Taft Primary Elementary assigned my friend Heidi and I as class storytellers. Every week we were challenged to create a new story (or add to an existing story) through words crafted with D’Nealian penmanship and our own hand-illustrations. We were given big pieces of Pepto-Bismol-Pink card stock and those fat-lead art pencils. Lucky for me, my desk was close to the pencil sharpener, as I liked my handwriting to be neat and tidy and because I didn’t really think of myself as an artist so much, there was a lot of erasing when it came to my illustrations.

At home, life itself was creative. My parents made our home…

Together we are inspiring a supportive community, a tribe of women, with a desire to change the world starting with Self. Generation after generation we learn from each other through our experiences and stories. Elements For A Healthier Life is a life enhancing website encouraging readers to explore ways to balance the work place, relationships, spirituality and body movement – health and wellness goes beyond the food we eat.