Brooke Notes: The Publisher’s Perspective

photography by PHOTO ARTISTRY BY MELINDA Have you heard the saying “sky before screens?” It’s simple. Step outside and get some morning sunlight before you look at any sort of screen, whether it be the TV, your phone or computer screen. I will admit, this will be much easier when the sun starts to rise […]

Brooke Notes: The Publisher’s Perspective

photo by JODIE BRIM CREATIVE Happy New Year!! I love the fresh start of a new year – it always feels so exciting! While I was struggling to sleep last night, I had an epiphany. An “ah-ha!” moment, if you will. A nutritionist I’ve been following on Instagram for a while has a neat philosophy […]

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 […]

Brooke Notes: Publisher’s Perspective

photo by JODIE BRIM CREATIVE November 13th is “World Kindness Day,” and I think we could all stand to be a little more kind. Whether it’s when someone cuts you off while driving or the tone in your response to a coworker, kindness is always the right choice. Jean Marie wrote a fabulous article on […]

Brooke Notes: The Publisher’s Perspective

photo by CARRIE ALLEN A couple of months ago, I started going for a walk every single (weekday) morning. I wake up, enjoy my cup of coffee and head out to take my two dogs on an hour long walk. The best part? My mom does it with me! She doesn’t live nearby, so we […]

Publisher’s Perspective

Welcome to our September issue! This month is always extra special because it’s our anniversary issue – we are celebrating 18 years of Forsyth Woman this month! This particular anniversary is even more special because we are also celebrating the 1st anniversary of our newest sister publication, LKN Magazine!  I want to set the scene […]

Brooke Notes: The Publisher’s Perspective

photo by CARRIE ALLEN A huge part of my job is attending photo shoots. In fact, I’ve already attended over 20 this year! I am honored to work with so many talented photographers, and I want to give them a quick shout out (in no particular order) because they deserve it.  Jodie Brim Creative – […]

Brooke Notes: The Publisher’s Perspective

Photo by JODIE BRIM It’s here! My favorite season of the year is in full swing. Sunsets that aren’t til 9pm, lake time, beach walks, pool parties, flex Fridays and a more relaxed schedule are just a few reasons why I love summertime so much. I hope you are reading this issue pool side (or […]

Brooke Notes: The Publisher’s Perspective

Did you know that almost two thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women?  Did you know that at age 70, seniors living with Alzheimer’s are twice as likely to die before age 80 than those who do not have the disease?  (statistics from alz.org)  Alzheimer’s and Brain awareness month is observed in June and it’s […]

Brooke Notes: The Publisher’s Perspective

photo by JODIE BRIM CREATIVE Did you know May is Mental Health Awareness month? I’ve struggled with anxiety since I was a child. I remember being six or seven years old and telling my mom that I was so worried, but I didn’t know what exactly I was worried about. The feeling of being anxious […]

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