From the Editor

View of the Great Smoky Mountains from the Gatlinburg, TN Space Needle 
View of the Great Smoky Mountains
from the Gatlinburg, TN Space Needle

Hello there,

I’ve effectively wrapped up my semester as a teacher and student and I could think of no better way to celebrate than with a road trip! Although I visited many friends on my journey from New Hampshire to Tennessee and back, much of my trip was performed solo (including several nights in a tent in the Great Smoky Mountains!) My weeks away were filled with adventures and challenges, but most importantly, the trip afforded me some much-needed alone time. Within this reflective space I was able to truly appreciate “living in the moment”, which is hard for me to do in the grind of my daily routine.

I find this sentiment echoed in our articles this month. There is a strong focus on Mastery #4, Processing in the present. Our contributors discuss ways to tie this into our lives, as well as appreciating where other Masteries may already be present. Be sure to award yourself the time to soak in the wisdom in our articles this month.

Thank you for reading! Be sure to post your thoughts and responses and don’t feel shy about getting involved in a conversation! Is there something you’d like to see in the VOICE? A particular subject you’d like us to address? Please don’t hesitate to contact us at with comments, questions, event notices, or article contributions. We are always looking for new perspectives and look forward to hearing from you.

Beth Ann

Beth Ann Miller


Beth Ann Miller is an MFA candidate in Writing and is 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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