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Embracing friluftsliv

Posted on Jan 01, 2021 in From the Editor

By Emily Schilling No, the above headline does not contain a typo. “Friluftsliv” (pronounced free-loofts-liv) is a word coined by Norwegian playwright and poet Henrik Ibsen in the 1850s which literally means “free air life.” Ibsen believed that spending time outdoors enjoying nature was key to maintaining one’s spiritual and physical well-being. Ibsen’s “communing with… Continue reading.

End the year on a high note

Posted on Dec 01, 2020 in From the Editor

By Emily Schilling In my Christmas column last year, I talked about the gift of warmth. This year, sharing the holiday spirit with those we love and with others less fortunate is more important than ever. To say it’s been a tough year is quite the understatement. This year has transformed our habits, accelerated our… Continue reading.

Spice girl

Posted on Oct 01, 2020 in From the Editor

By Emily Schilling For most of us, 2020 has been the year of getting organized. I know the quarantine certainly ramped my spring-cleaning tendencies into overdrive, and my closets, drawers, pantry and refrigerator were weeded out, reconfigured and tidied up as never before. The organizational adventure continues for me into the fall. I’m just now… Continue reading.

Still cool after all these years

Posted on Sep 01, 2020 in From the Editor

By Emily Schilling James Dean truly was the man, the myth and the legend. The Fairmount, Indiana, native may have lived fast and died young, but even after his death on Sept. 30, 1955, his iconic presence endures. I’ve been intrigued by Dean since my freshman year of college. I fell under his charismatic spell… Continue reading.

Truly embracing my five senses

Posted on Aug 01, 2020 in From the Editor

By Emily Schilling Does your everyday life get in the way of your “best life?” I know I’m usually taking care of multiple demands, deadlines, appointments, and other responsibilities — you know, that day-to-day stuff — and not focusing on what’s really important. So, to help me realign my priorities, I’ve come up with a… Continue reading.

Christmas in July

Posted on Jul 01, 2020 in From the Editor

By Emily Schilling One of my favorite Christmas traditions is watching Hallmark Channel Christmas movies.  Typically, these movies are “happily ever after” flicks that also provide viewers with the holiday of their dreams: small towns decked out to the nines, festively decorated homes, plates of cookies and mugs of hot cocoa, Christmas caroling, snowman building… Continue reading.

There’s no place like home

Posted on Jun 01, 2020 in From the Editor

By Emily Schilling Self-isolation and quarantining — which are now part of everyone’s lexicon — have changed our habits, our lives, our physical health and our mental health. Here are some of my random thoughts about staying put at home after a long career of “going to work.” Not having to set the alarm clock… Continue reading.

Not quite drive time

Posted on May 01, 2020 in From the Editor

By Emily Schilling Though each month of the year is significant in its own way, what with holidays and special events peppered throughout our calendars, diehard race fans live for May. The Indianapolis 500 is such a big deal that the entire month is filled with other events and race-related activities — not just at… Continue reading.

Cool beans?

Posted on Apr 01, 2020 in From the Editor

By Emily Schilling They look innocent enough: tiny, smooth, brightly colored, sweet nuggets that rest so invitingly in Easter baskets amid cellophane “grass.” Why then do they threaten me so? Evil shouldn’t lurk within a jelly bean! OK, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit when I say “evil.” But since I remember when the only dangers… Continue reading.

Art from the heart

Posted on Mar 01, 2020 in From the Editor

By Emily Schilling As someone who spent her school years with paper, pencils, canvases and paint at the ready for whenever inspiration hit, I’m especially excited about this month’s issue. It explores the artistic aspects of the Hoosier state. I love art. Seeing works by renowned masters like da Vinci, Monet, Van Gogh, Degas, Matisse… Continue reading.

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