From the Editor

The Summer Issue is Here ~ Finally!

Rejuvenation, Reorganization, Recognition

Summer, glorious summer… (at least in the Northern Hemisphere). Our Friends South of the Equator are experiencing Winter so I will try not to appear to sunny! Then again, maybe it will warm you up!

Back to summer…. Do you remember when you were a kid? The last day of school was a day of celebration. It was time to kick off your shoes, don a bathing suit and either go to the beach, swim in your pool (or a neighbor’s) or run through the sprinklers. And Bare FEET! Whooohooo…

Well, we’re adults now and its summer. So what kind of kid things do you have planned? Vacation with the family? A family reunion? Summer is the perfect time for kids and adults to have barbeques, go to the beach, and enjoy the sunshine.

The summer issue of WE Magazine is filled with exciting, even intoxicating content and our theme is rejuvenation, recognition, reorganization. Want to get into shape this summer? Try our Summer Shape Up Tips (page 14). Want to let loose and bare something? Take your Bra Off (page 20). If you like to party and enjoy a refreshing cocktail now and then, Cool Off with a Refreshing Libation (page 27). What’s better than curling up with a good book during the lazy, hazy days of summer? Check out our Worth Reading suggestions (page 10). And if BALANCE is on your list of goals this summer read Balance Work and Life (page 11). These will help you Rejuvenate your life.

If Reorganizing is on your radar read, “Wherever I Go, There I Am” (page 29 ) and “How to Make Google Fall in Love With your Website (page 59), If getting your finances in order is your goal this summer, read “After the Recession, Threats and Opportunities for Entrepreneurs” (page 9).

The third theme of this issue is Recognition. Inside the covers of this issue are the stories of 13 AMAZING Women from Georgia Durante (our Cover Story) to Judy Curry (Back Cover) and 11 others: Beth Bacarella, Julie Sue Auslander, Cecelia Jernegan, Jeannette Kravitz, Barbara Schantz, Cindy Tollen, Kelly Stallings, Cathy Jernigan, Kathy Pickus, Laura Wellington, and Erika Montgomery (beginning on page 33). Be sure to read and share their inspiring stories with others.

In addition to the articles and good news, we would like to take this opportunity to recognize and congratulate Bobbie Palmer ~ our June Editor of the Month, Jeanne Horak-Druiff ~ our July Editor of the Month and Linda Pereira, our August Editor of the month. These women continually go above and beyond submitting content, finding great women to write about and sharing WE Magazine with their circles. Each month you will read about other great editors we have (and we have plenty), so stay tuned!

I’d also like to take a moment and recognize our parent company Women in Ecommerce. Women in Ecommerce just went through a total website redesign and WE are excited to be a part of that. And to share it with you. Be sure to check it out at www.WECAI.org. FYI, you can test drive Women in Ecommerce for FREE as a SILVER MEMBER. Go ahead. You will be among thousands of other women who have joined over the past 9 years.

And last but not least help me welcome two new editors to our team. Gabriela Rosenthal, our new Weight Loss & Fitness Editor has an amazing story which you can read HERE. Gabriela has made it her life’s mission to help others get and stay fit. Also welcome Susan Nelson, our new Art & Food Editor. Susan, a humorous, entertaining writer has been called “the next Erma Bombeck.” We are delighted to add these two women to our team!

Enjoy this issue of WE Magazine for Women. Enjoy Your Summer and take time for youself to Rejuvenate, Reorganize, and Recognize others.

Warmest regards,

Heidi

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