Spring is all about renewal, and in the following pages, you will find articles around this theme. From entertainment to our Fearless Females, this issue will leave you with a feeling of empowerment that we hope translates into your professional and personal lives. Here are some articles that follow the seasonal trend of new beginnings:
Starting on page 54, our cover story features Kelly Thomas-Boyers. She tells about her story of the death of her son that inspired her to begin a charity in 2009, naming it Adam’s Place. The organization created a Grief Center for children, teens and families. Most recently, Land Rover Las Vegas has become a major partner of Adam’s Place with a new Drive School Program. I am awed by the strength of Thomas-Boyers and the community outreach of Land Rover Las Vegas, to continue the legacy of her son and create new hope for grieving families.
There’s a new yoga place in town and we welcome TruFusion Yoga to our valley. Instructors encourage their students to learn, grow and achieve. With so many yoga choices in town, I can personally tell you that TruFusion has been part of my New Year’s resolution that I’ve actually kept. Every time I go, I gain a renewed sense of well-being for both my body and mind. On page 49, you will see why this yoga studio stands out from the rest.
Did you know that your closet talks? It could quite possibly be saying, “Out with the old and in with the new!” On page 38, Stephanie Van Vehon tells us that the clothes in our closet are a reflection of our life. Take the self-questionnaire and see what kind of relationship you have with your closet. I am a firm believer that if we can release the physical clutter in our lives, we will see an improvement in other areas of our life.
Wish Upon a Wedding is a nonprofit organization in our community that is making dreams come for couples facing terminal illness or life-altering circumstances. On page 43, you will read about a couple that received a wedding from Wish Upon a Wedding before her husband passed away. Event and wedding planners come together to donate their time and talent to create memories to last a lifetime for these deserving couples. Please take a moment to read about Wish Upon a Wedding, and if you know a couple that could use this service, or if you would like to donate to the cause.
And speaking about weddings, I am beyond happy to announce that I married the love of my life, Seth Grabel. We were blessed to be married at the Staples Center on the televised 2014 Grammys. With 27 million viewers, Queen Latifah performed our ceremony along with 30 couples, during a Macklemore song that was sung with Madonna during this historic event. We will be having a wedding reception at the JW Marriott this year, and because my husband is a magician, there will be definitely be surprises!
So to wrap up my Spring 2014 Publisher’s Letter about new beginnings, I am joyful to announce my NEW last name: Tammy Grabel!
To educate, entertain & inspire,
Publisher & CEO