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The Health Issue

May / June 2024

Read our latest issue below, or keep scrolling for behind the scenes pictures, videos and information.

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Do you throw a little (or big) celebration? Treat yourself to something you covet? Take a vacation? Splurge on a dinner for you and your friends? Do something unusual or out of character?

Life is full of milestones – acing a test in school, getting a promotion at work, saving enough for something special, big birthdays, every anniversary, etc. And we’re big believers in celebrating the big and small milestones. It’s what keeps us inspired and moving forward.

Once we’ve put an issue to bed (magazine speak for sending it to the printer), we celebrate by going out for a drink together. It’s a small, simple ritual that allows us to mark one milestone before we move on to the next. There are six of these each year, and if one of us is sick or out of town, we simply wait until we can mark it together.

But this issue, we’re celebrating our two-year anniversary, so we chose to do more. Of course, we’ll still have that celebratory drink because it’s important to us, but we’ve chosen to mark our second full year by saying “yes” to several incredible opportunities.

While working on this issue, we were interviewed by Samir A. Husni, a.k.a Mr. MagazineTM (his name is trademarked for a reason – he’s a legend in our industry). It was a true honor to be asked, but an even bigger honor when he praised our work, congratulating us on bringing “journalism, good quality journalism, back.”

Immediately after this issue closed, we both served as judges in the New York Business Plan Competition, selecting the most innovative student-led startups in the state. Our peers hailed from businesses like Amazon, Airbnb, Apple, etc.

Then, Justin headed down to SUNY Purchase where he was asked to spend a day helping students fine tune their job interview techniques. And Gia was interviewed by bestselling author Fran Hauser as part of Yellow Studio’s The Founder Series.

And while we’re even busier than before (even though we didn’t think that was possible), it’s an honor to be asked and a joy to participate.

Also…part of “saying yes” is to say yes to local organizations. As we grow, so do our partnerships. This season, we’re working with Caramoor, Gather + Goods, Jacob Burns, The Pleasantville Music Festival, The Pound Ridge Partnership and Westchester Land Trust. Each one is meaningful to us, and we’re proud to do what we can to help.   

And yes, we’re just two people who definitely do a lot, as you can see from our masthead (magazine speak for the page that lists our staff & contributors – it’s on page 8), we’re now overflowing with local talent. From writers and artists to sales and marketing, our “people count” is more than five times larger than when we launched. And if things go according to (business) plan, two years from now will look completely different as well.

It’s been a tremendous honor to mark another year with all of you. We’ve truly enjoyed telling your stories, connecting you to your neighbors and serving as the official magazine of northern Westchester. We’re looking forward to year three.

But right now, we’d love for you to join us in this milestone celebration. So, pour yourself a glass of your favorite beverage (it’s okay, we’ll wait), and raise it high. Cheers!

Articles from this issue

Pause, then keep going…

Pause, then keep going…

By Cathy Deutsch Artwork by Jennie Carr Dr. Corinne Menn recently co-led a four-day medical cruise for women and their partners. Over 150 men and women attended, all there to learn about a topic everyone—from Salma Hayek and Michelle Obama to Naomi Watts and Oprah—is talking about: how best to navigate the recent changes in their relationships. The couples expressed ...
Out Loud: Courage

Out Loud: Courage

Writing  by Declan Toth Founders’ note: Not everyone is born with the ability to use their voice. Not everyone can easily communicate their thoughts, feelings, hopes and dreams. On this page, we’re giving non speaking people in our community the opportunity to be heard. The authors are students at Mouth to Hand Learning Center in Mount Kisco. You can read ...
Self-esteem and Ice Cream

Self-esteem and Ice Cream

You send your child to school to learn “hard skills,” like reading, writing and math. But what about the “soft skills” they need to become successful? How can they learn skills like emotional intelligence, leadership, communication, cooperation, integrity, drive and focus? Dance. You enroll them in dance classes. And, more specifically, you select a dance studio with a proven track ...
Creating Conversations

Creating Conversations

Picture it. The movie just ended and all you can think is “What did that mean??” You want to discuss the film with several people, not just the person you came with. And even though people are milling about in the lobby, you’re not sure if they’re just saying goodbye or want to stick around and discuss what we all ...
Finding Hope

Finding Hope

Struggling with hard-to-treat depression, OCD, anxiety or pain? TMS can get you over that “hump.” Plus, promising signs for brain optimization in people with Autism. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), pain, depression and anxiety are among the most common causes of years lived with disability in the U.S. Medication doesn’t always work. So, what can be done? ...
A Fairytale Reality

A Fairytale Reality

By Gia Miller Photography by Justin Negard Deep in the forest, the morning sun is bursting through the canopy. Its rays beam down, straight into a gushing, cascading waterfall. A lone hummingbird is ready to dive in, perhaps searching for its next meal. A crow sits idly on a branch. About halfway down and slightly to the right, there’s a ...