November 2017 Letter from the Publisher

Baby Bandit!

As we transition to the cooler part of the year in our area,we may need to remind ourselves how much we have to be grateful for. Many of us and our neighbors have been through a lot as much is happening in our local lives with storms and flooding and our global lives with new threats of war and oppression. And then there is our personal struggles may they be physical health, finances or relationships. It can all bring about fatigue.

What I have found that works for me in this constantly fluctuating environment is a daily practice of activity. First thing in the morning, I work out on the elliptical machine for cardio fitness, and to breathe life more deeply. I lift weights to strengthen my muscles to hold my back and posture, which keeps me alert and stronger muscles strengthen my mind.

Eating certain foods, or rather, NOT eating certain foods,also provides me with more energy. That is why I am so happy we have a few recipes this month that add a twist to the standard Thanksgiving holiday fare. Just because it is the holiday season, doesn’t mean we must abandon our own wellness. We can still enjoy exercise (whatever exercise it is you enjoy), and eat smart foods to ensure we still have the energy to spend it wisely with loved ones during the holiday.

Our team here is grateful for you, and we are grateful that you visit the local businesses sponsoring this magazine, with
all of you, we couldn’t provide this service every month. Please let us know your thoughts, what you like and don’t like about the magazine, and what businesses you have visited which your enjoyed or not. We here are open and non-judgmental, and happy
to hear your feedback whatever it might be! As we start looking to the new year, we want to provide you with the information and
services that help YOU!

So, let us know and have an amazing Thanksgiving!

We are grateful!


Roxanne, Bandit & Smokey