Meet The Editor 4 Fall 2015 Friends 6 Fall Finds 9 Festival Friend 11 Foodie Friend 15 Inspirational Friend 19 Yoga Friend 77 Bookworm Friend 81 Artist Friend 85 Final Thoughts 89 Fall 2015 Worksheet 91
Have you ever compared yourself to models in magazines and felt like you would never measure up? Did you ever end up feeling bad about yourself as you flipped through the pages feeling like you would never be as beautiful as the people being described as "beautiful"? I sure have and it started back in grade school when I had made a collage that hung in my room of supermodels like Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell. I loved their hair, their faces, their bodies and their clothes, but I always felt like I could never look like them. I remember wishing there was a magazine that showed more types of people as beautiful. I wished there was a magazine that made me feel beautiful. Fast forward 25 years. I am finally creating that magazine and it is dedicated to friends everywhere. I hope you have fun discovering: - delicious ways to drink water from your Foodie Friend - awesome bands from your Festival Friend - new friends + new causes when you are with your Inspirational Friend - a good book to curl up with from your Bookworm Friend - a relaxing pose to help you unwind from your Yoga Friend - gorgeous new jewelry from your Artist Friend - plus tons of cool shops and small businesses from your Entrepreneur Friends (aka advertisers) Now I want you to kick back, relax and feel like you are hanging out with a bunch of new friends. www.kerryburki.com
KAREN "JASPER" GACULA
LEN JEFFERSON SPRINGER
JENNIFER LIND SCHUTSKY
Karen aka Jasper started working live events, concerts and club shows in Tempe, AZ back when she was in high school. She now works as a Production Manager, Artist Runner / Transportation Department Manager and Artist Relations for many of the summer festivals from Coachella to Bonnaroo, Life Is Beautiful to Electric Forest Festival plus the Grateful Dead 50th Fare Thee Well Show in Chicago this summer. This last year she was the NFL Headquarters Transportation Manager for Superbowl XLIX in Phoenix. When she is not on the road she is home with her awesome music loving son and most likely listening to some pretty awesome vinyl.
Exclusive Culinarian. Developer of Energy N' Soul Bites. Health-fully supporting women who support everyone else! Women from Business Meetings to Boardrooms.
Jennifer Lind Schutsky is a Phoenix native. She has a BFA from the University of Arizona for Art Education with an emphasis in painting. She uses photography as a creative outlet and often blogs to journal her Family's Travels, D.I.Y. Projects, and Monthly Food Club. She is also involved in the Phoenix community with her apparel company, attending as many local artisan markets as she can find. To keep up with everything she is up to, you can follow along at hawksandhoney.com
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Her professional art and photography can be found at JenniferLindSchutsky.com
Rachel lives in Truckee, California and has been practicing yoga for 15 years. She began her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program through Wanderlust at the 2014 Squaw Valley festival immersion, and will complete the training in November in Costa Rica. She brings mindfulness and asana practice to her work in environmental education and ecological research, and loves sharing these tools with students of all ages. As a lifelong learner, Rachel is excited to continue her yoga education and truly believes that yoga should be accessible to every body!
Nicole Wright is a married mother of three, 9, 6 and 5 and is an avid reader and lover of all things book related. She enjoys listening to music and hanging out with her kids.
You are a HUGE contributor to this magazine. You are a huge contributor to the world. The one who knows you are beautiful. The one that wants to feel beautiful. The one who wants to get their message out into the world. The one who doesn't know what their message is yet. The one who loves with all of their heart. The one who guards their heart because of past hurts. You. The one who knows that the better you feel about yourself the more you will be able to shine your light. Thank YOU for your contribution!
FALL FINDS 1. Black Cassie Shoes
www.thegreengurl.com $82.50 2. Mystic 5-Pronged Skinny Stacking Ring www.crusoejewelry.com $40 3. The Miranda Hat www.shopalix.com $48 4. Grounded Guru Soap Set www.strawberryhedgehog.com $40.00
5. 3 Arrows Phone Case www.etsy.com/shop/iMakeTheCase $25
Summer 2015 Music Festival Best Bands Sturgill Simpson
The Damned Run DMC Courtney Barnett
L7 Left Lane Cruiser Scott Biram
Modest Mouse The White Buffalo Grateful Dead Rancid
Drive Like Jehu The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Man or Astroman
Metz Picks by Karen "Jasper" Gacula
Babes In Toyland
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Published on Sep 24, 2015
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