From the Editor

Editors pic June 2016

Hi there,

I don’t know about you, but here in seacoast New Hampshire, we are transitioning into “tourist season” for the summer months. It is a time when the beaches, the shopping centers, and restaurants become packed with people visiting from all over the world.

For those of us who live in these areas full-time, it can be frustrating to accommodate the out-of-towners who are unfamiliar with the “way of life” out here. Sometime I slip into that negative attitude (particularly if I’m stuck in beach traffic on the way to work!), but I make a conscious effort to pause and appreciate the moment.

Utilizing the strength of Mastery #8 Inviting Possibility, I’m able to recognize that the bustling summer season promotes our local businesses and keeps our economy flowing. I’m able to look around and realize that it is an honor to share the beautiful landscape with new people.

In May, our blog posts explored the Masteries – what are they and why are they important? Although it is a familiar word here at the IAC and clearly present in our everyday lives, sometimes it is hard to define exactly what the IAC Masteries are. President Krishna Kumar shares his insight here in the VOICE, and our wonderful writers shed some light on this topic in our blog.

Enjoy this month’s updates from various committees, as well as information about resources available to you and suggestions for ways you can become more involved with the IAC.

If you have any questions, comments, or blog suggestions, we’d love to hear it! Please contact

Beth Ann

Beth Ann MillerBeth Ann Miller holds an MFA in Writing from the University of New Hampshire and a native New Englander. She has a professional background in editing and higher education, and enjoys working with youths in the arts. Her stories have appeared in online and print journals and she is perpetually at work on new creative projects.

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