As we begin to emerge from the dark days of winter, we are delighted to present our Spring Issue of CapeWomenOnline, where we celebrate the sense of renewal and energy that comes with this inspiring new season. With grim economic news saturating the airwaves, we chose to feature articles intended to nudge you into action to not only face these challenge, but also embrace the opportunities that lie ahead.
The Table of Contents on the right tells it all, but here are a few highlights:
• After months of campaigning for Change, Nicola Burnell traveled to Washington, D.C. to join in the celebrations and witness the Inauguration of Barack Obama. Read her report from the National Mall as she discovers the true essence of “WE ARE ONE” and why “We are the change we have been waiting for” is just the beginning of a whole new campaign. Go to article
• We celebrate the publication of Anne le Claire’s new book “Listening to Silence: A Meditation on the Practice of Silence” with a review by Virginia Reiser, where Anne shares how stillness can lead to a deeper sense of self and our place in the universe. Go to article
• Saralee Perel discovers why it is so important to “Never Save the Best for Last” after she sorts through boxes stored in her attic for years that contain treasures from her mother’s life, many never used. Go to article
• Sheryll Reichwein explains how in Feng Shui, Spring is Wood Season, and we can welcome the change that the Wood Element brings by clearing out old imagery that blocks the flow. Go to article
• Is your pantry running low on supplies? Whose isn’t these days. Read how one woman’s visit to a local food pantry changed her perspective of herself, and her community. Go to article
• This month’s featured entrepreneurs are Kris Larsen and Blaize Fortunata of Harwich Central Café whose dream of “putting community first” is the foundation of the success of their business. Go to article
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 get online.
Again, we express our deepest thanks to all who have contributed to this magazine. Your willingness to add your voices to these pages enables us to create a forum for all women, and to constantly address the issues we face together.
We hope you find these stories of women’s lives and their experiences inspiring and useful. We encourage your feed-back; 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
P.S. As promised, articles from past issues are still accessible — click on the link in the Table of Contents to your right.
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Style & HomeGo to page
• Never Save the Best for Last
by Saralee Perel
• On Getting Involved and Making a Difference . . .
by Nicola Burnell
Life Stories Go to page
• Re-Tool, Re-Wire, and Re-Inspire
by Jacquie Scarbrough
• WE ARE ONE – Yes We Are!
by Nicola Burnell, reporting from Washington, DC
Go to page
• Over the Bridge: Working the 12 Steps
by Beverly R.
•The Church, or . . . The Struggle for Survival
by Johanne Keiffer
Body/Mind/Spirit Go to page
• A Message from Spirit: Spring Cleaning for the Soul
Channeled by Lynne Delaney
• Feng Shui: Spring – Wood Season
by Sheryll Reichwein
Health Issues Go to page
• BOOK REVIEW: Anti Cancer: A New Way of Life
by David Servan-Schreiber, MD
review by Gillian Drake
• 2009 - Year of the Patient Woman:
As Strong As An Ox
by Kathleen O'Keefe-Kanavos
• Questions & Answers: Cancer Dialog
by Kathleen O'Keefe-Kanavos
The Environment Go to page
• Old-fashioned Cleaning Remedies
• “Feed The Birds – Tuppence A Bag”
by Nicola Burnell
Women & Work Go to page
• Featured Woman Entrepreneur:
Harwich Central Café: Putting Community First
By Katie O’Sullivan
• How WE CAN Works For You
by Arlene Kirsch
Women & Words Go to page
• Author Anne le Claire :
Listening to Silence: Book Review by Virginia Reiser
• Book Review by Pat Bertschy
"Those Who Save Us" a novel by Jenna Blum
• On Becoming a poem by Marjorie Block
Art & Creativity Go to page
• Harwich Artist Pamela Chatterton-Purdy's
“Icons of the Civil Rights Movement”
• Creativitiy Catalysts
by Gail McMeekin
* Vera Lynne Champlin, Featured Artist
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