Letter from the Editor: Our January Issue Is Your Inspiration Handbook

Kristy Eckert

If you learn to recognize your core values and what makes you tick, if you learn to be true to yourself, it's going to be hard to be unhappy.

They're words of wisdom from Columbus career and personal coach Regan Walsh, and the thought is just one among many gems that we've packed in this issue.

Our goal: to give you an inspiring handbook of sorts to kick off the new year right. We've filled it with insights from admirable leaders, introductions to exciting up-and-comers, tips from fitness pros, easy recipes from a nutritionist/mom-on-the-go, party ideas from an entertaining specialist and more.

Here, 10 great thoughts you'll find inside:

  1. "Learn by being curious and seeking opportunities that take your breath away." –Jane Grote Abell
  2. "Don't be constrained by what you think you are supposed to do."

    –Nancy Kramer

  3. "Trust your gut."

    –Vicki Bowen Hewes

  4. "Life happens for you, not to you."

    –Molly Luffy

  5. "Ask yourself every day if this is the hill you're willing to die on."

    –Betsy Johnston

  6. "There is no better risk to take than one on yourself." –Mary Cusick
  7. "Stop focusing on the one percent that's not going according to plan and consider the 99 percent that is."

    –Sharen Turney

  8. "Your playing small does not serve the world."–Donna James, paraphrasing Marianne Williamson
  9. "The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do." –Nellie Krumlauf, quoting Steve Jobs
  10. "It's so important to be comfortable in your own company." –Debbie Phillips

Happy reading-and happy new year.