Spring Of Change …

Here’s a PDF copy of the April/May issue of Live it!

Spring is often a season of change. A time to refresh, remodel and rearrange. The staff of Live it! magazine has been rearranged a bit as we move through spring. Reporter Ashley White (pictured with me, at right, in the photo below) has moved out of the area to be near her love — must have been that last series she did on relationships! — and is no longer an integral part of the Live it! staff.

Sharon Bomstad and Ashley White

We will miss Ashley a great deal as she was very instrumental in helping Live it! magazine develop an identity over the course of the last two years. We are hopeful Ashley will still be able to do some freelance work for Live it!, but only time will tell. If not, her articles in this issue may be her final Live it! hurrah! We wish to thank Ashley for sharing her time with us and wish her nothing but the best in all her future endeavors.

We welcome Dan Burdett to Live it! magazine. Dan has written for Live it! in the past and had already been working on our cover story for this issue when changes started to occur. Dan shows great enthusiasm and is excited to expand the horizons of Live it! We look forward to a new working relationship together.

Dan’s cover story takes us down another avenue of change. “Juicing” has become all the rage with people looking to cleanse their bodies and live a healthier lifestyle. He shares his personal experience with us and gives us some insight to how change can affect us.

If a new hobby is what you are looking for this spring, the china painters in west central Minnesota share their story with us as they celebrate 30 years of enjoying their rather unique hobby. They are always looking to mentor new hobbyists sharing their love for the art.

Ryan over at the library shares an interesting list of books that can inspire us and help us all transition through spring into summer, now that spring has finally arrived, and Ron’s “spirits” column reminds us that it is time to play ball. If you need a bit of help getting into shape this spring, Jon shares some tips on how to prepare our bodies for the upcoming summer season. And, Claudette again shares her inspiration on how to heal our bodies and rid ourselves of guilt and shame as we move on with our lives.

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Spring in west central Minnesota …

it really is a beautiful thing …

Sharon Bomstad

Live it! editor