With the holidays and New Year approaching, it’s a time when many of us choose to pause and reflect on our accomplishments throughout the year. This includes what we have to be grateful for, the lessons we’ve learned along the way and a time to set new goals for the coming year. This holiday season may be more challenging for our community and all of those personally affected due to the tragedy that took place on One October.

It may be a time for some that won’t want to look back and yet have a very difficult time looking forward. I encourage you to lend a helping hand and show kindness with compassion, as you never know what someone could be going through. Some people are brave and vulnerable enough to express their hurts in order for us to know what to do to offer comfort. Yet others are silent about their pain and we need to just be there for them, providing that extra sense of security as they heal.

When we think of Las Vegas, we think of it being the entertainment capital of the world. You don’t think of it as a place where tragedy strikes. However, when it did, Mayor Carolyn Goodman, as well as emergency personnel did what needed to be done. They were so quick to put their training into action. They are the real heroes, along with the many others who stepped up to offer assistance to those needing immediate attention. This city proved it is #VegasStrong. A special thank you is extended to our law enforcement, first responders and medical personnel.

This issue of Las Vegas Woman magazine will help as you examine where you are at the present time, as well as offer tips on setting realistic goals for 2018.

Thank you for allowing us to educate, entertain and inspire you…
one issue at a time.