Issue 12 | April/May/June 2017

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Table of Contents

Cover Story

April/May/June 2017

“I celebrate my son’s life, not dwell on his death.” -C.K. Kochis.
On April 10th, C.K. Kochis’ life was forever altered.

Love You, My Son
J.M. Kochis
May 4, 1987 – April 10, 2017
Written with Love by Mom; page 13

 

Opening Bookend

A Welcome Note from the Publisher – page 10

In Between the Bookends

Meet Our Writers on page 6

Meet The Team on page 8

Love You, My Son by C.K. Kochis on page 13

A Moment of Inspriation on page 14

5 Tips For Filing by C.K. Kochis on page 18

Unexpected Gifts by Ruthie Lewis on page 20

“Maybe this wasn’t such a good idea. Just as you think about running away,
the ride takes off and you’re inching up a really steep hill.”
-Ruthie Lewis

Serenity in Soul Love by Natasha Botkin on page 24

“Are you the one in the family that does not fit in? If so, I’d like
to suggest that you were born into a family that you were sent to heal.”
-Natasha Botkin

4 Steps to Let Go of Unhealthy Patterns by Rachel Kieffer on page 26

The Gifts of Solitude by Barb Parcells on page 28

“I have adopted a strategy for handling these situations.”
-Barb Parcells

Syrupy Sweet by Natasha Botkin on page 31

“Why would you wish to play small? Imagine a small box. Now try
to fit yourself in that box. Seems like insanity of a sort, and it is.”
-Natasha Botkin

Celebrating The Women Making A Difference

When I listened
May 2016 Cover
by C.K. Kochis on page 35

Making a Difference One Healthy Choice at a Time with Rachel Kieffer
June 2016 Cover
by C.K. Kochis on page 37

Making a Difference One Act of Kindness at a Time with Tae Lynne
July 2016 Cover
by C.K. Kochis on page 40

Making a Difference One Act of Self-Care at a Time with Lisa Wamsley
August 2016 Cover
by C.K. Kochis on page 44

Making a Difference One Piece of Art at a Time with Jenn Ryan
September 2016 Cover
by Jenn Ryan on page 48

Making a Difference One Marketing Foundation at a Time with Jill Celeste
October 2016 Cover
by C.K. Kochis on page 52

Making a Difference One Indomitable Woman at a Time with Katt Tozier
November 2016 Cover
by C.K. Kochis on page 58

Making a Difference One Mindset at a Time with Kate Clarke
December 2016 Cover
by C.K. Kochis on page 64

In Life, Be the Director of Your Movie… an Interview with Debra Oakland
January 2017 Cover
by C.K. Kochis on page 68

A Heart vs Head Centered Business… an Interview with Reba Linker
February 2017 Cover
by C.K. Kochis on page 74

Teaching Us How to Love… an Interview with Natasha Botkin
March 2017 Cover
by C.K. Kochis on page 78

The Adventures of UnBoxing
“A great way to compliment a cook is to ask them to teach you how to prepare the foods they make for themselves.”
by C.K. Kochis on page 82

An Easy Way to Spice Up Your Life
“When you spice up your food with fresh, organic herbs and spices, you begin to start thinking about spicing up your life, too!”
by Barb Parcells on page 87

Spring Sprout Salad
Recipe by Rachel Kieffer on page 90

Convert Fahrenheit to Celsius on page 93

Warm Water Lemonade
Recipe by Rachel Kieffer on page 94

Debra’s Greek Salad
Recipe by Debra Oakland on page 96

Carrot-Ginger Dressing
Recipe by Rachel Kieffer on page 99

Guilt-Free Chocolate Pudding
Recipe by Tarah Abram on page 100

Closing Bookend

In Gratitude on page 103

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