SEARCH: Confidence and Empowerment through Workouts

As part of our Blast from the Past issue, we’re revisiting useful articles from past issues. This article first appeared in Spring 2020:

Confidence and Empowerment through Workouts

by Donna Medina

cropped-img-2456.jpg“There is nothing more powerful than those who are unafraid.” A fitness regimen is more than just toning your muscles or keeping your body healthy. It can help you face the world with a high degree of confidence. Regardless of your age and fitness level, exercising is an amazing, effective tool to grow and develop your entire well-being, showing the world who you are and what you can do. Insecurities, doubts, and lack of self-confidence are things that stop you from loving yourself and embracing your imperfections. You can overcome your self-doubts or insecurities by strengthening your mental focus and staying fit. Once you start conquering them, you may feel empowerment from within.

“Be comfortable with who you are.” Confidence with one’s body isn’t always easy, especially as we age. However, losing confidence in our body is said to lose confidence in ourselves. By staying physically active, you improve your health while strengthening your focus, resulting in enhanced self-confidence. With a stronger body and mind, you can encourage yourself to keep pushing. Once you feel proud of your achievements, you gain confidence about your body and above all, your abilities… Continue reading in our Summer 2020 issue

SEARCH: Solo Traveling Woman

As part of our Blast from the Past issue, we’re revisiting useful articles from past issues. This article first appeared in our Spring 2020 issue:

Solo Traveling Woman 

by Kay Tracy

TracyMaskAs women, we are often given hints and warnings about traveling solo in articles on safety that focus on fear. Not this one. I want you to be aware of your  surroundings, but not be afraid to get out
and see things.

Solo traveling can mean a couple of things to different people. Often, people think that they must be the only person in on the plans but being part of a tour group can be a comfortable start. You can still be a solo traveler. It’s just that with a group tour, you might get better prices on things and have a guide to provide interesting tidbits and impart information.

If you want to be ‘by yourself’, do not be afraid to start with smaller day trips or destinations closer to home. Not having to pack a bag can mean less worry and bother while you are exploring… continue reading in the Summer 2020 issue.

SEARCH: Recycling Glass Jars

As part of our Blast from the Past issue, we’re revisiting useful articles from past issues. This article first appeared in our Summer 2018 issue:

Recycling Glass Jars
by Larriane Barnard

bottlesIf I spent the time, I suppose I could find online, somewhere, useless information on how far the glass jars in the landfills would reach if laid end to end.

I’ve got a pretty good idea glass jars would beat the plastic water bottles shown on some commercials.

Even though many companies are switching to plastic jars, you can give yourself a good idea how many are thrown away by the number of glass ones you pitch in the garbage a week. I know how quickly my jar cabinet filled to overflowing once I started saving them to use instead of plastic containers that melt or stain in the micro or throw away foil, plastic bags, and plastic wrap. I’ve had to shift my going green efforts to include carting my overflow off to the thrift store for repurposing.

Why go to the trouble you ask? A metal lid with a gasket insert makes the jar bug and rodent proof, air and water tight to store liquid, mushy, powdered, or solids. Without a gasket, they’re still… Continue reading the Summer 2020 issue.

SEARCH: Spotlight on Larriane Barnard

As part of our Blast from the Past issue, we’re revisiting useful articles from past issues. This article first appeared in our Spring 2020 issue:

SEARCH Author Spotlight

LBarnardName: Larriane Barnard

Location: Prescott, Az

What made you interested in working for SEARCH? 

I work behind the scenes on each issue, nit-picking what the other authors write with what is called editing. We won’t go into what some authors call it. I got into editing by accident by ordering a book from a company that had accepted a submission from me. Before I signed, I wanted to see their quality level. I sent a letter asking if I could expect the kind of errors I found. I discovered they were a brand new company and volunteered to proof the finals… Continue reading in SEARCH’s Summer 2020 issue.

SEARCH: Harp in the Garden

As part of our Blast from the Past issue, we’re revisiting useful articles from past issues. This article first appeared in our Spring 2018 issue:

Harp in the Garden
by Michele Roger

MUSICHARPIt’s a beautiful, spring night. I’m out listening to the peepers, young frogs, newly awakened after a long, hard Detroit winter and ready to sing. A small bonfire crackles at the edge of the deck. I hold a glass of Pinot Noir in my hand, and as I look over at my Kiwi partner in crime, I pick up the phone to set the wireless sound system to play.

It’s the first opportunity we’ve had to play music outside, and it’s kind of a big deal. For the outdoor speakers, it’s a maiden spring voyage. I’m a harpist and hence, I often enjoy listening to the work of fellow harpists crazy enough to fall in love, like I did, with an instrument that requires time, talent, and patience to handle an instrument twice my size. The sound system is primed, and the garden is under a blanket of stars.

Perhaps your garden is unpredictable and flourishes with colors and new shoots that are both beautiful and surprising. Then, you and your garden may love some jazz harp. I suggest streaming some tunes by harpist, Carolyn Sykes. While her list of music is vast, her most popular album… Continue reading the Summer 2020 issue

SEARCH: Berkeley, California

As part of our Blast from the Past issue, we’re revisiting useful articles from past issues. This article first appeared in our Spring 2018 issue:

Berkeley, California

By Sumiko Saulson

CITY SPOTLIGHT BERKELEYBerkeley is a progressive college town, well known for its commitment to arts, culture, and the ecology. It’s the first US city to create accessible spaces and curbside cutouts for the mobility impaired back in the seventies.

Farmer’s markets, pro-cyclist events like Sunday Streets Berkeley, plentiful bicycle lanes, and automobile-free zones, community gardens, composting, recycling centers, urban farming, and parks dedicated to preserving native wildlife are part of how Berkeley works towards a greener planet.

University of California Berkeley is home to a beautifully manicured thirty-four acre botanical garden featuring foot bridges, relaxing streams, lush flora, and aromatic flowers from around the globe. It’s Student Organic Garden at the corner of Walnut and Virginia Streets, encourages urban farmers to grow healthy, earth-friendly fresh foods… Ccontinue reading in the Summer 2020 issue.

SEARCH: The Time for Women’s Hockey is Now

As part of our Blast from the Past issue, we’re revisiting useful articles from past issues. This article first appeared in our Spring 2020 issue:

The Time for Women’s Hockey is Now

by Kristin Battestella

Battestella_hockey_SearchMagazineSeveral years ago, I entered the ice rink and saw a small boy struggling with the door to the ice. Any rink rat knows those ice doors are hefty with mechanisms difficult to close. I told him I had it, shutting the door as some guy in the stands shouted, “What are you a wuss? A girl had to close the door for you?”

I haven’t been a girl since the mid-nineties when I first played ice hockey in the local boys’ league. Similar hecklers would shout then that I shouldn’t be there because girls can’t play hockey. The irony is women have been playing ice hockey as long as men. The National Women’s Hockey League’s Isobel Cup is named after Lord Stanley’s daughter, and photos of Isobel on the ice in her Victorian bustle endure alongside dozens more pictures of Gibson Girls skating for teams such as the Vancouver Amazons and the Seattle Vamps.

Women’s ice hockey first drew international attention when debuting at the 1998 Nagano Olympic games. Goaltender Manon Rheaume had played in pre-season games for the National Hockey League’s expansion Tampa Bay Lightning several years prior, but many viewed her time in net as a publicity stunt. However, the U.S. National Team beating Canada to win gold inspired thousands of girls to take up the sport. USA Hockey experienced exponential… Continue reading in SEARCH Magazine’s Summer 2020 issue.

SEARCH: 3 Beauty Subscription Options

As part of our Blast from the Past issue, we’re revisiting useful articles from past issues. This article first appeared in our Winter 2019 issue:

3 Beauty Subscription Options

by Emerian Rich

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When most people talk about their go-bag, they’re thinking water, food, a change of clothes, and medications. Things to carry them over in case all electricity and emergency services go down.

For me, I think instantly of makeup. After all, I can’t be caught make-up-less during the apocalypse! Not having makeup as a part of my morning routine will throw my sense of self completely out the window. Let’s be honest, most of us won’t ever use our go-bags for the big zombie plague that wipes out half the planet. We might need them for localized emergencies like a flood, fire, or earthquake. In those situations, you will still need to be presentable, and for heaven’s sake, moisturized.

What a better way to have makeup always on hand than to have a beauty subscription? But, it’s hard to know which one to choose, and for most of us, we don’t want to throw our hard-earned money away on the chance that we picked the right one. Here’s some insight into my top three, why I liked them, and why I didn’t, so you can make an informed choice…

Continue reading about Ipsy, Allure, and Medusa Makeup in SEARCH Magazine’s Summer 2020 issue.

SEARCH: Your New Adventure

As part of our Blast from the Past issue, we’re revisiting useful articles from past issues. This article first appeared in our Summer 2017 issue:

Your New Adventure

by Ashley Vrublevskiy

This is for all the parents just starting out in their journey through an autism or a similar diagnosis for their child. It’s what I wish I would have known before diving in head first into the journey of a lifetime. It’s scary and unknown. There’s no map, but I do know this. You can do it. So, here’s to your new adventure.

There are moments in your life that can immediately change who you are and who you will become. Mine came with that first person who said she was concerned that Zander had autism. Even though it was over four years ago, thinking back on it, I immediately begin to feel the sinking pit grow in my stomach and fill with anxiety. On that day, I honestly felt like I was unable to swallow, choking in a way on the words she spoke.

“Zander shows signs of autism, and I think we should get him evaluated.” My whole body felt instantly heavier as a thousand pounds of worry settled on my chest. I felt so many things in that moment: scared, angry, worried, sad, but oddly, and quite surprisingly to myself, I felt betrayed. I felt betrayed by all the mystical stories of motherhood and the “normal” I would have with my son. It felt like that beautiful dream had been snatched from my grasp by the word “autism” like a selfish thief of joy…. Continue reading in SEARCH Magazine’s Summer 2020 issue.

SEARCH: Grilled Romaine Salad Recipe

As part of our Blast from the Past issue, we’re revisiting useful articles from past issues. This article first appeared in our Summer 2016 issue:

Grilled Romaine Salad Recipe

By Brian and Patricia Dake

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If you’re looking for a creative salad to serve family or friends, this one’s designed to impress. Fresh, colorful ingredients delight the palate while grilling adds that ineffable taste of summer.

Perfect for a lazy afternoon outside on the patio, it can be enjoyed with cold ice tea or a crisp chardonnay. Better yet, it will please the vegans and health-conscious alike while satisfying epicureans who just want to tantalize their taste buds.

We recommend this recipe as a side dish for four. Adjust quantities for a larger party or halve ingredients to complement a cozy dinner for two…  Continue reading in SEARCH Magazine’s Summer 2020 issue.