Meet our Contributors!
Kate Crabtree, a Bangor, Maine native, is the owner of Kate Crabtree Photography, which specializes in portraiture and weddings. Her work has been featured in Bangor Metro, Real Maine Weddings, and one of her photos was recently awarded second place in a popular photography competition by ShootStyle. Other interests include reading, writing, and running.
Kate’s photos in Issue 3 can be viewed here.
Amy Sidell is an environmental scientist turned mostly-stay-at-home mom living in a house full of boys just outside of Bangor, Maine. With her youngest heading to kindergarten in the fall, she’s started dabbling in part-time work as a photographer specializing in children and families and as a founding member of Mainely Running, a group dedicated to motivating and encouraging beginning and back-of-the-pack runners. When she’s not running around or with camera in hand, you can find her hanging with the kids, in the garden or curled up with a good book.
Joni Lang lives in Arizona and is a Wife, Mom and Grandma. In her spare time she loves learning about and sharing the benefits of essential oils, and is passionate about helping people improve their physical, mental and emotional health. For more information about essential oils, visit her website www.oilessentials.org.
Kristina Pinto is a distance running coach north of Boston and the founder of Mile Mannered Running. She is also the author of the blog Mother Running Rampant, as well as a forthcoming book about pregnancy for athletes (Velo Press, 2013).
Carla Reeves, Founder of Sanity Journals, a company dedicated to inspiring creative writing practices that soothe your mind, free your spirit and expand your BEing. She is also a Coach for Frame of Mind Coaching where journaling is the centerpiece to transformation. She lives in Arizona with her husband and their two boys.
Emilie Manhart has called Maine home for ten years now, where she lives with her husband Sam and children Skyler and Reed. She works as a high school English teacher, and balances her remaining time between baking, running, going to grad school, writing the blog One Mom in Maine, and spending as much time as possible in the outdoors.
Stephanie Wilson, when not making tea, enjoys writing, sewing, playing outdoors and swing dancing. During the week she works as a writer and program manager for a company of geeky rock stars. Stephanie has been a student of tea for 15 years and is currently exploring Chinese and Japanese tea customs. She blogs regularly about tea at Steph’s Cup of Tea.
Article: Creating Your Personal Tea Ritual
Heather Webb is Maine girl through and through. Heather cannot resist mercurial seasons, mud, or her grandfather’s bean hole beans. She lives in Bangor, Maine with her car-obsessed partner, budding-musician son, and two high-energy dogs. When not working as a high school English teacher, Heather prefers to be running, reading, writing, playing Scrabble, cooking or doing yoga.
Laura Beckley lives in Evanston, IL, where she spends too much time wondering how to make baking her job. She has three kids and one in the oven, and in her “free time” (haha), she tries to make herself read better books and write for her blog FrauB. But the 16 pounds of butter in her freezer keep distracting her.
Article: Baking Is Love
Lindsey Mead is a mother, writer, and finance recruiter who lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She graduated from Princeton with a degree in English and received an MBA from Harvard. Her writing has been published in a variety of print and on-line places, she blogs at A Design So Vast, and she is working on a memoir.
Mary Holt-Wilson writes, reads, parents, and trains in Westwood, Massachusetts. She is also a co-founder and coach at TriMoxie Multisport Coaching , a coaching group specializing in training adult runners, swimmers and triathletes. You can read more of her musings on triathlon and life on her blog, Mary: IronMatron.
Jehnie Reis, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is the mom to two busy boys who couldn’t be more different from one another if they tried. When she’s not mothering, she teaches History at a local university. One of Jehnie’s ongoing goals is balancing the different parts of her life: mom, wife, professor, and individual. Jehnie is a voracious reader who reads to learn and to escape. She also enjoys writing fiction from time to time.
Stacey Libbert is a writer, runner, coach and mom living in the mountains of North Carolina. When she’s not hiding out in front of the fireplace with a good book, she can be found running the trails, rain or shine. You can find more of her work at Running Monologue.
Shannon Kinney-Duh is the mother of two little boys, ages 4 and 15 months. They inspire her to laugh, play and make more messes in their Mission, Kansas home. She is an artist, yoga teacher and life mentor and when she’s not scraping mashed peas off the floor she creates e-courses like Inside Out: A Creative Adventure of Self-Discovery and Mothering with heART. You can learn more at A Free Spirit Life.
Article: Spring Cleaning Your Mind and Heart
Kate Nicholson, of Bath, Maine, is a holistic nutrition coach, massage therapist, yogi and mom by day. One night a week she trades in her Dansko clogs for high heels and fishnets and prays she doesn’t fall or sprain an ankle. She coaches women to fall back in love with their lives and bodies and is available to connect by phone or Skype. Kate Nicholson Wellness
Article: Close your Laptop, Open your Heart
Kelly Dahl lives in Ohio with her husband Erik and their two children, Cooper and Ellery. Kelly is always striving to find meaning as a working mamma, wife, and creative woman. Journal writing, exercise, painting, and getting outside are some of the ways Kelly finds balance. You can find more of her work at Perched To Fly.
Suzanne Carver lives in Maine with her partner and their two daughters. She is a stay at home mom, part time massage therapist, full time overachiever and compulsive exerciser. She hopes someday to write a novel. Due to an extreme case of conjunctivitis, she wrote this article with one eye. For now she writes about her B average at parenting, attempts at healthy living and stirring the pot in her local community at Love is Written Here.
Kellyrose Zuvuya is an energy psychology counselor, bio-energetic and sound healer, and channel. She has an international practice based in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii where she works with clients both in person and long distance via phone/Skype. Kellyrose loves her healing work and also singing, composing music, practicing qi gong, spending time at the ocean and soaking in the sun. For more information visit www.zuvuyaheals.com.
Kimberly Allara is a native of Portland, Oregon where she spends her time playing, exploring the city, and visiting the sea with her toddler son and husband. Mothering has awakened a strong desire for eco-friendly living and a creative force that is released through a variety of everyday mediums such as cooking, sewing and homemaking. She strives to live simpler, healthier and greener, one step at a time, and catalogues it all on her blog, Bambino Steps.
Sylvia van Bruggen is a creative yogini and an adventurer of life. She uses her gifts of intuition and playful creativity to help others play their way to a happier life through joyful yet deeply transformative soulwork. She can be found at Playful Soul Work.
Article: Invigorate Your Life Through Play
Lauren Norster is an artist, teacher, food blogger, map maker, and yogi living in Portland, Maine. When not cooking and savoring gluten-free vegetarian food, Lauren works with home schooled students in a variety of subjects. You can read her blog about ayurveda-inspired gluten free vegetarian cooking at The Spiced Plate, view her art at Silent Languages, and learn more about her teaching at Bloom Maine.
Article: Cleansing Foods For Spring
Maggie Ellis is a holistic health counselor who has a passion for helping people de-stress, get organized, find what foods make them feel great, make realistic exercise plans and tackle personal road-blocks so they can create the most amazing life they can imagine. She lives in Santa Cruz, CA and can be found running, cooking, dancing around the living room, trying new things and always striving to love life. Visit Little Engine Health for more info about how she can support you in transforming your life, upcoming events and her blog.