December 2013


All the content from the December 2013 Giving From The Heart Issue!








Dancing For Peace and Home by Elisha Lee


Meet “The Moozic Lady” Sonia Brooks


Apple Trees, Bonsai and Puzzle Pieces: Learning How To Bless And Be Blessed by Janis Gingermountain


Gifts From The Heart Are Received In The Heart by Carolyn Wallace


Charla Schlueter: California’s Loss Is North Carolina’s Gain by Clara B. Jones


Reconnecting To Faith by Tina FireWolf


Walking Through The Final Doors Of 2013 by Roberta Binder


What We May Be by Karen Lauritzen


Literacy Council of Buncombe County: “Sara” by Lily Contorer


Our “Christmas Of Love” by Carolyn Fahey


A Good Death: My Mother’s Journey Of Intentional Dying by Kate O’Connor


‘Tis The Season by Daphne Ruth Darcy


“Lonely in the Heart of the World”: An interview with Author Mindi Meltz by Steve Krimi







Words From The Editor by Sandi Tomlin-Sutker


Funny, Isn’t It? by Jeanne Charters


CosmiComedy: I’m So Rich by Lavinia Plonka


Meet Our Advertisers: The Salt Spa of Asheville by Ines Clark


Common Sense Health


Keeping It R.E.A.L. For The Holidays by Maureen “Mo” McDonnell, RN


Currency Corner & Home Space


Organizing 202 – Beyond the Basics: Recipe for a Stress Free Holiday! by Sophia Noll


Food For Thought


Food For Thought: Sweets and Beets — Who woulda thunk it? by Sandy McCall


Minding Her Own Business


Women, Spirit & Money: The Snowball Effect: 11 Easy Ways To Create More Money During The Holiday Season by Sherri L. McLendon


Become a Business Magnet: How Charging Too Little and Giving Too Much Undervalues You by Saralyn Collins


Pet Care Corner


Pet Care Corner: What To Do For My Sweet Dog by Dr. Beth Jones and Dr. John Faherty


Women Making Music


Peggy’s Profound Inspirations by Peggy Ratusz


Words By Women: Poetry/Fiction/Book Reviews


Book Review: “Women, Writing and Soul-Making: Creativity and the Sacred Feminine” by Peggy Tabor Millin reviewed by Michele Tracy Berger


Book Review: “More Than Petticoats: Remarkable North Carolina Women” By Scotti McAuliff Cohn by Mary Ickes


Sandi Tomlin-Sutker
Written by Sandi Tomlin-Sutker