Bringing Joy to Every Day

  “What is your intention for today?”                                                    “My what?” “Your intention. You know, what do you want this day to be like? How do you want to experience it?” For a long stretch of time, questions like these sounded like whoo hoo from an alternate universe.  I mean, I had THINGS TO DO if I […]

New Year’s Resolutions

  I dust off the elliptical, pull out my sneakers (while battling the cobwebs that have grown all throughout them) and look at my workout clothes that most definitely will not fit over my thighs. Despite how they look I wiggle and jump, forcing them on. Looking in the mirror, I feel like a busted […]

A Timeless Message

BY JON MARZANO, AIF®, Founding Partner, Managing Principal It is not always easy to write an article a month or more in advance of its publication and know what to write. Crafting a message that will still be very timely to keep readers’ attention always takes some thought. Current topics change from month to month, but with […]

Voices Changing Communities: What One Woman Can Do

  Dr. Elva Johnson Jones, professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), is one remarkably humble and accomplished woman. Her contributions to WSSU are well known on campus and she even has a building named after her. What our Forsyth County community may not know is how far […]

Ashley’s Hair Studio: Where the artist shares her passion!

  A shiny new year brings with it time for reflection, and for Ashley Herrick, a new marriage, a new salon location, and her enthusiastic passion for life have certainly come full circle! A true artist of color and style, Ashley has managed to blend a successful following with her personal commitment to taking time […]

Reset Regularly with Self-Care DIY Spa and Self-Massage

  Whether you’re a workaholic running a business or a busy mom running a household, it’s time to treat yourself to some much-needed R&R. ALIGN YOUR MIND, BODY, & SPIRIT For the healthiest, most healing DIY spa experience, consider thinking outside the box. Research suggests spirituality, mindfulness, and positivity influence our health, wellness, and even […]

ReDESIGNS by Ava: Try Breaking a Few Decorating Rules

  “First of all, there really aren’t rules!  That is, the decorating police will not arrest you for making a mistake in your décor.  The neighbors might talk if you painted the whole house orange, and the authorities might object to a fire hazard. But most of us aren’t in danger of these extremes.  What […]

It’s Never Too Late to be Good to Yourself

  I often see my 93-year-old neighbor outside picking up her daily newspaper and stopping to take in her lush and lovely flowers. I’d like to think that this daily ritual is something my neighbor does to welcome and celebrate the day. Something she does to be good to herself. When I was growing up, […]

Five Things You May Not Know About Habitat for Humanity

  Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a safe, healthy, and affordable place to live. For nine Forsyth County families, ringing in 2022 not only marks the beginning of the New Year, but an exciting new chapter in their lives. For these families, many of whom are first generation homeowners, the […]

Eight Great Movies Filmed in North Carolina

  North Carolina (especially the Wilmington area) has often been called “Hollywood of the East.” Considering how geographically diverse our state is, it’s really no surprise that filmmakers choose it again and again for all or part of their filming locations. From the dense green forests of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the scenic waters […]

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