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Pirates of the Carolina Coast

By Christine Vernon In recent years, I have noticed many people moving to our sunny South Carolina coast, especially in the South Strand area which incorporates Surfside Beach, Garden City, Murrells Inlet, and Pawleys Island. Most come to relax on…

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A Walk, a Wandering, and a Wonderment of the World

By Elaine Veltri Maybe it’s the long and winding trails toward destinations yet unseen that fuel restoration. Or maybe it’s the gentle rustling of leaves adorning the towering trees that dispenses peace into my pores like a weighted blanket. Or,…

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An Unhurried Traveler

By Pam Molnar My husband and I drove from Chicago to Los Angeles – twice. No, we didn’t travel along Route 66 in a fun sports car with the wind whipping through our hair. We drove on the interstate in…

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What Traveling Taught Me

By Tammy Darling When an opportunity to travel comes my way, I don’t turn it down. I love going on new adventures, seeing new things, and even revisiting favorites. Most of my traveling is done stateside, but I’ve traveled internationally…

Cover Artist: April Bensch

April grew up in Tampa, FL, where she developed a deep appreciation for both visual and performing arts. She has called Litchfield Beach home for the past 25 years with her husband, David, and their 3 beautiful, equally talented adult…

June 2024 – Letter from the Editor

We’ve all been asked the question: “If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?” As a kid, I would say places like Montana or California, daydreaming about what life would be like elsewhere. But, as I’ve…

Cover Artist: Shirin Donia

Shirin Donia, a creative powerhouse who has possessed extraordinary talent since childhood, does not simply view her art as paint on canvas but as a means to bring happiness, inspiration, and courage to people. With boundless creativity and a unique…

May 2024 – Letter from the Editor

As we sat down as a team to create this year’s editorial calendar, this particular issue was one I was most looking forward to. “Empowered women empower women.” Such a simple statement, yet it carries so much weight. To me,…

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“Just a Mom?”

By Tammy Darling A while back a good friend confided in me that she was struggling with being “just a mom.” I knew exactly what she was talking about. Our circumstances were vastly different; she was a young mom with…

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Teachers We Remember Most

By Mary Pikul Most everyone can remember a time that they were inspired by a teacher. They often make our world, our minds, and our perspectives open up to a new view of possibilities. How do they do it? Are…

Mental Health Awareness Month

By Cassie Cacace For many people, therapy is associated with being “broken.” I put this in quotes because that couldn’t be further from the truth! While it’s normal to seek therapy when we face challenges, we can also use therapy…

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Honoring the Sacrifice: Reflecting on Memorial Day

As the warmth of spring envelopes us and the scent of blooming flowers fills the air, our thoughts turn to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday of May…

April Book Releases We Are Looking Forward To

Struggling to find a good page turner? Here are a few books that we can’t wait to get our hands on when they are released this month. 1) The Reappearance of Rachel Price By Holly Jackson From the author of the…