November 2013


All the content from the November 2013 Season Of Blessings And Gratitude Issue!



Photo: Sam Sutker; Sunset over Big Pine in Madison County, NC

Photo: Sam Sutker; Sunset over Big Pine in Madison County, NC





The Storyteller’s Story: Carolyn Frasier by Beth Browne


Lorre Diamond’s “Footnotes” Brings Dancing Spirit to Grieving Hearts by Sherri McLendon


The Power of Gratitude by Cathy Holt


Literacy Council of Buncombe County: Claudia Camacho by Lily Contorer


Your Last Love Letter by Carolyn Wallace


Blessings Abound by Tina FireWolf


Chronic Healing II by Laura Hankins Rand


Falling In Love With Love by Yol Swan


The Healing Touch of Laralyn Riverwind by Raquel Monday


Interview With ‘Flashes of War’ Author Katey Schultz by Patricia Ann McNair


MemoryCare.Org Presents A John Denver Benefit Concert: Supporting Family Caregivers of People with Alzheimer’s by Rachael Johns & Mary Donnelly







Words From The Editor by Sandi Tomlin-Sutker


Funny, Isn’t It? by Jeanne Charters


CosmiComedy: Tech Support by Lavinia Plonka


Common Sense Health


Raising Happy, Healthy Kids in a Toxic World by Maureen McDonnell, RN


Currency Corner & Home Space


Organizing 202: Where Does the Time Go?! Managing Our Time, Part 2 by Sophia Noll


Food For Thought


Alternative Dairy or No Dairy? by Sandy McCall


Mindfully Yours


Blessings Galore by Judith Toy


Minding Her Own Business


Become A Business Magnet: Jane of All Trades – Master of None! by Saralyn Collins


Women, Spirit & Money: Spirited Exchange – How to Be a Great Expert Source by Sherri L. McLendon


Pet Care Corner


Why Won’t My Dog Come When Called? by Deborah Hicks


Honor Your Pet by Jennifer Duran


Women Making Music


Wendy Jones, The Divine Ms. “J” by Peggy Ratusz


Words By Women: Poetry/Fiction/Book Reviews


Book Review: A Life for Nancy: Daughter of Frankie Silver reviewed by Mary Ickes


Book Reviews: ‘A Demand of Blood’ by Nadia Dean, and ‘Voices of Cherokee Women,’ Edited by Carolyn Ross Johnston reviewed by Sandi Tomlin-Sutker


Poetry: “Sometimes When She Plays” by Julia Nunnally Duncan


Poetry: Two Poems By Ana Pattacini


Sandi Tomlin-Sutker
Written by Sandi Tomlin-Sutker