Fraleigh’s:  A Family Affair 

photography by JODIE BRIM CREATIVE From the moment you enter, one of Fraleigh’s sales associates greets you with a smile and a warm welcome and it is clear… you are in the midst of someplace very special, familial even. While there are many reasons this much-loved Clemmons boutique has been successful for 42 years (and […]

Brooke Notes: Publisher’s Perspective

With December being the last month of the year, I always like to find a few moments to reflect. 2023 had its ups and downs, but I’m grateful that the highs significantly outweighed the lows. This was a big year of growth for me and I’m proud of the changes I’ve made since January.  A […]

Keeping It Real: The Magic of Christmas

Love.  It’s a word that’s largely overused and severely underdeveloped.  We love HGTV. We love weekends.  Yet, the ability to genuinely love people often gets lost in the shuffle.  In far too many families, love is downright broken.  Why?  Many times, it’s because love was fragmented in the families before us.  The very things we […]

Culture Catcher: Uncovering the Rich Tapestry of Local Arts and Culture

Esin Aydingoz & our own Robin Shupe @ Coco in Concert at the Schafer Center in Boone, NC Seeing “Coco in Concert ” with the Orchesta Folclorica Nacional de Mexico, and watching Music Director & Conductor, Esin Aydingoz, in person was a transcendental experience for me, Esin, an emerging conductor and composer working in a […]

Discovering the Origins of Popular Holiday Traditions

The holiday season holds countless traditions, with many celebrations based on religion, ethnicity, and cultural ties. Most of today’s modern Christmas traditions come from Victorian Era holiday traditions. However, other customs originate from other ancient cultures. Curious to learn about today’s most popular traditions? Read on for the surprising origins of seven of our beloved […]

A Bright Moment: Flaky Apple Hand Pies with Brown Sugar Glaze

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Total time: 40 minutes Ingredients: 2 Sheets Puff Pastry, vegan or regular, thawed 4-5 tbsp. Milk of choice 3 large Honeycrisp Apples, finely diced 1 tbsp. Flour 1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract, or Vanilla Bean Powder 2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon 1/4 tsp. Ground Nutmeg Pinch of Salt […]

The ART Beat of Forsyth Woman: Janice Weiss

This month’s featured artist, Janice Weiss, has taken her love of her city and its local surroundings and transformed it into unique pieces that create a one-of-a-kind version of some of Winston-Salem and North Carolina’s most memorable sights.  Janice Weiss  | Collage artist  How would you describe your work?  It sounds a little simplistic, but […]

Purpose Push: Are You Aligned? 

As we get ready for the New Year, we can experience a multitude of emotions, from excitement to anxiousness to being nonchalant. I believe how we feel about the New Year, along with any other milestones, is an indicator of how aligned we are with our life’s purpose. From what I’ve experienced and observed in […]

Navigating the Transition: A Guide to Etiquette When Changing Therapists

by BETHANY GODWIN For years I’ve told clients, “Therapists are like salad dressings, there are limitless flavors. You might find one you don’t like, but that doesn’t have to mean therapy isn’t for you. It just means they’re not your flavor.” When it comes to therapists, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all and therapists aren’t well…robots, so […]

About the Enneagram Thinking Types – Fives, Sixes and Sevens

In the third article in the Enneagram series, we will explore the Enneagram Thinking Types. As a reminder, the Enneagram is a tool to improve self-awareness as well as other elements of emotional intelligence. It is a study of the nine basic types of personality that explains why we behave the way we do and […]

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