Featuring:

• Her Community: Women and business go hand-in-hand in Pequot Lakes - Facing challenges is nothing new to women so it’s no surprise these business owners have each other’s backs, breaking glass ceilings and proving they can do anything. The Pequot Lakes community is bursting with strong women who have no signs of slowing down.

• For Her: Adjusting Your Perspective - In Michelle’s column, the importance of letting go of the negative things in our lives and grabbing onto the positives.

• Her Family: Life is the Pits for the Rub My Rack BBQ Team - Family that barbecues together wins awards together.

• Her Travels: Reconnecting in Ireland - Fourteen years later, Facebook message reunites families from Minnesota and Ireland.

Also in this issue:

•Her Table: How Do I Cook With That? Bok Choyand Five-spice powder •Her Career: Birthing a Book •Artist Spotlight: Karen Knierim - Sewing •Artist Spotlight: Patricia Lintner - Mixed Media •Her Passion: Difference Maker - Sarah Marshall •Her Health: The Gracious Lady •Her Story: Remember When •On the cover: Aerial photo by Travis Grimler

My Voice:

Let’s face it. We all need more positivity in our lives. This issue is full of inspiring articles of lakes area women doing what they do best. Sarah Marshall is making a difference in a variety of ways including running Operation Sandwich. Local artists Patricia Lintner and Karen Knierim are using their passions to create. Jan Kurtz has been on a book-writing adventure. And speaking of adventures, Linda Hurst wrote about her trip to Ireland.

Flip through these pages and let these women and others inspire you to do better, to live better and to love better.

BY DELYNN HOWARD