February 2014


All the content from the February 2014 Relationships Issue!






The Fanciful Flea in Madison County by Martha Abraham & Friends


Jewels That Dance by Roberta Binder


Eight Luminous Women by Janis Gingermountain


Circling Home To Heart by Kristine Madera


Vocabulary of Joy: Celebrating the Blessings of Life With Cancer by Julie Parker


OpenDoors of Asheville: Helping Eliminate Child Poverty by Tom Kerr


A Curious Mind Looks At Past-Life Regression, Part One by Angela Fordice Jordan and Faith Grieger


The Best Advice On How To Fall In Love With Your Environment by Monika Wengler


The Slumber Party by Cindy Dollar


Becoming Magnetic To A Healthy New Romance: Three Steps You Can Take Now by Dr. Deb Barnett


Relationships by Ryan Jo Summers


Do You Have Room In Your Heart? by Dawn Obarowski


Influence by Elizabeth Ray







We’ve Got Mail!


Words From The Editor by Sandi Tomlin-Sutker


Funny, Isn’t It? by Jeanne Charters


CosmiComedy: I Do! I Do! by Lavinia Plonka


Meet Our Advertisers: Lara Taylor, Registered Nurse & owner of Asheville Ideal Weight Loss


Meet Our Advertisers: Christopher Taylor, MPT of PHYSIO Physical Therapy and Wellness Asheville


Common Sense Health


“SuperFoods” For A Long, Healthy Life by Maureen “Mo” McDonnell, RN


Currency Corner & Home Space


Organizing 202: The ABCs of Organizing – “C” Is For Crafting by Sophia Noll


Food For Thought


Food For Thought: Are You Ready To Become A “Mad Scientist” In The Kitchen? by Sandy McCall


Mindfully Yours


Judith Toy will be back soon


Minding Her Own Business


Women, Spirit and Money: The Vocation Situation: Three Steps toward One’s Highest and Best Outcomes by Sherri L. McLendon


Become A Business Magnet: Oh No! Surgery Next Week. And I’m not ready … by Saralyn Collins


Pet Care Corner


Cat Breeds, Coats and Colors by Kim Burress


Women Making Music


A Sucker for Love Songs – Aileen Pearlman by Peggy Ratusz


Words By Women: Poetry/Fiction/Book Reviews


Book Review: “The Button Collector” By Elizabeth Jennings reviewed By Mary Ickes



COVER ART: ”Love is the Answer” by Bongo (Jerry Long)


His newer works are defined by bright colors with bold black lines and a happy vibration The artist’s original paintings can be seen around town in local venues and he can be found at Ooh La La Artist’s Market in Pritchard Park on select dates throughout the summer and fall. He currently lives and paints in Asheville, N.C. Website: The Art of Bongo


Sandi Tomlin-Sutker
Written by Sandi Tomlin-Sutker