Welcome to the
Fall Issue of


WomenOnline got off to a great start in August with a terrific response to our first issue and a publication party attended by all the great women involved in getting this project off the ground. The cake pictured above says it all!

And now we are proud to present our Fall Issue of CapeWomenOnline, where we celebrate this beautiful season on Cape Cod, a time when we can enjoy the last remnants of warm weather in a more relaxed state than during the frenzied summer months. In honor of Fall, we asked Cape women to describe their favorite walks at this time of year, so they can introduce us to some of the Cape’s most beautiful areas that we may not have discovered for ourselves.

Sheryll Hirschberger, a Feng Shui expert who wrote regularly for CapeWomen magazine, has penned an article full of wisdom about why we find the fall season and the inexorable slide into winter so difficult. It is a season for reaping and harvesting, for clearing out and for new beginnings; exciting, but scary. Read her article on the "Body/Mind/Spirit' page. On this same page is an interview with meta-physician Lynne Delaney, who is just starting out in practice in Brewster as a medium and energy worker, helping people connect with their loved ones and their life’s purpose.

This month we honor Marion Vuilleumier, author of more than 20 books and the first recipient of the Mercy Warren Otis award, who celebrates her 90th birthday in October. In the 'Women and the Arts" section, Nicola Burnell gives an in-depth look at the benefits of Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, including an interview with Coco Larrain, a painter who followed the program with astounding results. And in "Women and Work," we join in celebration with career counselor and business consultant Beverly Ryle, who this month publishes her new book on finding and creating work—it couldn’t be more timely!

This magazine is for YOU, it’s about people you know, stories you can relate to, local resources that you can access, even a chance to express yourself. We have deliberately kept this website simple—simple to use, simple in design, simple in concept; in fact, as much like a MAGAZINE as you can possibly get on a web site. Please take your time and enjoy each article. There is much wisdom in these pages, with stories of women’s lives and their experiences which we hope you will find inspiring and useful. And the August issue is still available—just click at the bottom of each page’s contents on this front page.

Again, we wish express our deepest thanks to all those who have contributed to this magaine. We do hope you enjoy this issue, and we encourage your feed-back. Please contact us and let us know your thoughts and send us your ideas for future contributions. We look forward to hearing from you!

Gillian Drake, Publisher

Nicola Burnell, Editor

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Resource list:
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offers support for Cape women. Call We Can to set up an appointment to speak with a counselor about the programs. All services are offered free of charge. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Helping Our Women

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Serving Provincetown
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336 Commercial Street #9, Provincetown MA 02657
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Independence House

Independence House, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization, established in 1979 to serve the needs of battered woman and their children. In 1981, Independence House added rape crisis services to its programs.


FALL 2008
Table of Contents

The Arts
•  Discovering The Artist's Way
     by Nicola Burnell

•  An Artist’s Journey
into Creative Recovery
     by Nicola Burnell & Coco Larrain
•  21 in Truro Exhibition
in Falmouth
Carol Odell, New Member

Women & Words
•  Pen Women celebrate Marion Vuilleumier's
    90th Birthday
by Christie Lowrance

•  Profile of Marion Vuilleumier by Nicola Burnell
•  Flash Fiction by Kathleen Geagan

•  Feng Shui: Befriending Metal
by Sheryll Hirschberger Reichwein
•  Embracing the Gift: An Interview with Meta-
    Physician Lynne Delaney
by Gillian Drake
•  A Message from Spirit
Channeled by Lynne Delaney

•  The Creating Wellness Program
at Lowey Chiropractic in Orleans
     by Gillian Drake
•  My Battle against Cancer
    by Kathleen O'Keefe-Kanavos
•   CapeCare Update

The Environment
•  Why We Love the Cape! Our Favorite Fall Walks
     by Anne Garton, Mary Moquin, Shawn Nelson,          
     Karen North Wells, Donna Laemmle and
    Suzanne McConnell

Relationships & Family
•   Marriage and the Test of Time:
    The Path Along the Pines
by Saralee Perel
•  Living with Autism
by Johanne Kieffer

Women & Work
•  Beverly Ryle Publishes Her New Book on
    Finding & Creating Work: Book Review and

Women in Transition
•  Anatomy of a Divorce:
    Cleaning House by Sherri Mahoney-Battles
•  Back to School: To Go or Not To Go?
    by Joan Graham

New Horizons/Travel
• Moving from Cape Cod to Mexico
     Small World
by Rena Lindstrom
• Franny Golden: Buying a House in France
     by Jim Talin

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