Friday, November 19, 2010

Countdown to the Holidays: The Holiday Issue of CWO is Here!

The Holiday Issue of CapeWomenOnline magazine is available online NOW! Check out all the great stories, articles, recipes, and event listings for Holiday Happenings on Cape Cod.

I love this issue for a number of reasons, the first being that it marks the end of my first whole year as Editor. (last year there were 2 issues before I came on board - this year I shepherded the entire 2010 lineup.)

The second reason is that this issue really and truly celebrates the strength, creativity, and sense of purpose of the women who live here on Cape Cod. From the women who started an upscale eco-conscious clothing boutique in the middle of a recession to the radio personality who's living her dream on the outer Cape. These women are living their lives the way they want to and not giving in or giving up, but rather making it work and Living Out Loud.

This year I've put together 2 "gift giving" articles - one on the Gift of Reading, with book suggestions and links to both local authors (including me!) and local independent bookstores on the Cape and Islands.

The other is on the Gift of Nature Conservation, with lots of info and links to worthy organizations who are working to make a difference here on the Cape, conserving and preserving our natural resources. Even if you don't live on Cape Cod full time, these are some great suggestions for making your year-end tax-deductible donations.

There's also two great articles in our Holistic Health section about healthy holiday eating and strategies to survive the holidays guilt-free - - one of them was written by an old college friend of mine that I reconnected with through Facebook! Jenn Kossman Warren and I met during our freshman year at Colgate, and she's now a renowned NH doctor with a practice specializing in weight management. She has great advice for us all - check out her 7 tips to remember here.

Whew! So glad that the issue is put together and out the door, so to speak. Now to kick my feet up on my desk and relax... what do you mean the next deadline is in two weeks? Arghh...

Enjoy the magazine and happy (early) holidays!

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