I’ve loved magazines my whole life. My mom got every woman’s mag of her era: Ladies Home Journal, Good Housekeeping, McCalls, Women’s Day & Family Circle. She never cooked anything out of them or fixed up our house like them (she did raise six kids, tho, who turned out pretty well despite a home that would never have made a centerfold spread.)
As an adult, I’ve read Sunset Magazine since we moved to California as well as had long and short & short affairs with Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple & Self Magazine as well as Newsweek, Time & Businessweek.
As my my career moved into the Tech World, I added Wired Magazine, The Industry Standard, Fast Company Magazine and Business 2.0. As my despair of the tech & business world grew, I sought escape in Travel & Leisure, Yoga Journal, National Geographic Traveller…. and O Magazine.
For the last 15 years, Oprah’s magazine has been a steady and steadying presence in my life. Her milestones matched my own. Her clarion call to a better day and better life helped me through difficult periods. And speaking of periods, the one theme I’ve waited for O to cover is the life cycle of women as measured by their menstrual cycles. From the first cramps of pre-pubescent teenager to the nervous checking of missed dates and ovulation cycles of the child-bearing years to the peri-and post-menstrual periods, women’s lives are bound by blood.
And so, I shed some tears this week saying goodbye to Oprah along with millions worldwide as her eponymous show came to a close. But I am ever so grateful that O Magazine will continue on– giving me monthly spiritual, literary and communal inspiration. To that magazine collection, I’ve added yet another sign of days of my life: AARP Magazine!
- Bath Simple Teams up with Method for Bathroom Remodeling and Cleaning Fun at Sunset Magazine’s Celebration Weekend (prweb.com)
- Seventeen Magazine Singapore – May 2011 (armoireapparel.wordpress.com)
- Free Martha Stewart Living Magazine: 1 Year Subscription (livingrichwithcoupons.com)
- Martha Stewart Company Announcement Triggers Sale Speculation (huffingtonpost.com)