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Reporting from the West Coast, here is still summer. If, finally the weather is cooling wherever you are; then, get your hot mug, pull over a blanket, and enjoy another one of our articles that are full of psychological exercises and are thought enhancing.

Let’s talk about our November cover. We have Annie Clark, known professionally as St. Vincent, is an American singer and songwriter this month. Multiple Grammy Award-winning artist will teach creativity and songwriting on MasterClass, the streaming platform.

I’m pleased to announce that Vegan Women Summit, a media, and events organization dedicated to inspiring, educating, and empowering rising female-identifying leaders to bring compassion to their career and industry on Dec. 5.

It’s time for professional women to stop glossing over their feelings at work and tell the truth, assertively. Senior healthcare executive and speaker Jackie Gaines shares tips to help women find their voices through “respectful truth-telling.” You can read the full article on page 26.

“In life, the journey is more important than the destination; however, without a North Star to guide you in the right direction, you might keep sailing, eventually getting lost at sea, deprived of all the things that bring you joy,” says Gokce Gizer, Evolver, Coach & Consultant. She continues to thrive our life journey by her exercises from her the ‘The Evolve Mag’ series of the 7-step journey. We’ll get tips on envisioning the future from her in this issue.

Hope you’ll enjoy reading this issue!

Kate Kubra Kacmaz Celenk,
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

October '20 Digital Issue

The arrival of October represents the official kick-off of the most festive time of the year, the Holiday/Fall season. As we all start decorating our front yards, patios and windows with lights and ornaments I believe we all have one common thought in our minds, that the year of 2020 with all its challenges it’s finally coming to an end. I genuinely hope that this holiday season brings some peace to all of our lives as we wrap this difficult year.

Let’s talk about our October cover. We have Ekim Kaya this month among our Evolvers. He is the Tai Lopez of Turkey, an ambitious entrepreneur based in New York. We conducted an interview with him for our October issue. He shared his journey with us and what he has accomplished with his hard work and conviction. As he also gets attention with his fashion sense and lifestyle, I asked him for a few brands and items he likes. You can read the full interview on page 32.

In the well-being and self-development sections, our authors continue to help us evolve by sharing their expertise in their fields and their unique insights. We get tips on a stress-free life from award-winning stress-relief expert and author Susie Mantell. Along that line, Libby Pecheur highlights our need for community care while Jackie Gaines, author of Wearing the Yellow Suit: A Guide for Women in Leadership gives us tips to find a work/life balance. As part of her “7 Ways to Set Yourself Up for Success” series, Gokce Gizer invites you on a journey to reflect on your past so you can thrive in the future.

Lastly, I want to ask you what this fall season represents for you? The end of 2020 (finally)? The beginning of the holiday season?

Kate Kubra Kacmaz Celenk,
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

September '20 Digital Issue

Maria Sharapova. Without a doubt, among the few prominent names that come to mind when we so much as see a tennis racket. The retired tennis champion recently made the news with her investment in tech wellness company Therabody.

Theragun is the most trusted percussive massage therapy device among professional sports teams, professional athletes, celebrities, world-renowned trainers, physical therapists, and people in more than 60 countries.

With the addition of Sharapova to the team, it seems that Therabody will increase its wellness offerings, having recently released their USDA Certified Organic CBD product, TheraOne, the company is already on a path to become an all-around solutions provider for all post-workout needs.

In our September issue, we continue to explore venues from around the world. For those getting ready for a winter vacation on the snowy mountains of France filled with fresh air, we are checking out Écrin Blanc in Courchevel.

For anyone who is not yet over the summer vacation and is looking for weekend getaways, away from the crowds, due to limited times, we assembled a list of beaches to check out before the end of the season. However, if you still have time for a proper summer vacation, check out our pieces on Maldives and the Bodrum, on pages 20 and 22.

Moving on to products of style and comfort, I encourage you to check out the Soma products on page 48 with their unique designs and simplicity, and the stylish and affordable pieces on page 46, from the collection of Sandra Mansour and H&M collaboration.

This month, as part of our “7 Ways to Set Yourself Up for Success” series, we take a look at some wellness practices and how you can approach “wellness” in a way that takes the pressure of the process and helps you find your own recipe to truly feel good.

I wish you all the best during this change of season!

Kate Kubra Kacmaz Celenk,
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

August '20 Digital Issue

The New Normal. The phrase we keep hearing recently has become a core part of our lives and has eventually become our lives. While some of us went back to our places of work, the New Normal caused some others to stay put and work from home. I’m part of the latter group, and I’m doing my best to get used to it just like you. When I’m done with work and housekeeping, I find myself asking “What is next? Now what?”. I’m fortunate to find that the answer has been related to discovering myself and invest in myself. This may be a perfect time to do something I’ve been dreaming of doing, attend an online course to learn a new skill, download and play around with a fun and useful app, create a workout schedule, find new ways to improve my health. In short, my life during the New Normal turned out to be a more effective and efficient one, and I feel lucky that now, I can do more in 24 hours.

From design to self-care at home, we covered very useful topics in this issue for our readers going through these challenging times. To celebrate the contributions of our authors, I’d love for you to join me as I refer to them as “Evolvers” going forward, for sharing their wisdom, insights, and resources to help us all evolve. Based on the feedback we have been receiving from you, we are blissful to know that their content has helped many people evolve into the future, the New Normal, into new versions of themselves as they elevate their lifestyles.

You will find many useful hints in the Well-Being section for self-discovery and development. As part of her “7 Ways to Set Yourself Up for Success” series, Gokce Gizer offers an exercise to help you discover your values and priorities that you may not be clear, explicit, and intentional about.

We covered the glasses of Blenders Eyewear in the Design section and I have personally tried these glasses in the last 3 weeks, and I have to admit that they have just become the perfect remedy for my eyes which are exposed to blue light all the time.

Last but not least, we were excited to find out about Pandora’s new co-designer, Millie Bobby Brown, and feature the story with her as our cover guest. Selecting the pieces that remind her of memories, she had us think about how valuable to carry our memories and goals together.

Hope you’ll enjoy reading this issue!

Kate Kubra Kacmaz Celenk,
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

 

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