Freestyle Living Magazine Winter 2024 Edition


Foreword | Kathy Binner | CEO, and Editor-in-Chief

In the pages of Freestyle Living, you'll embark on a journey through the tapestry of life's most vibrant colors. This magazine is more than just a collection of articles; it's an invitation to embrace the art of living fully and authentically.

As you explore its captivating stories on working from home, passive income, entrepreneurship, writing, blogging, real estate investing, travel, tribe trips, collaboration, networking, plus health, and wellness, you'll find yourself inspired to infuse your own life with creativity and flair.

Join us on this adventure, where each article offers a new perspective and empowers you to savor life's opportunities and pleasures to the fullest. Welcome to a world of freestyle living!

Kathy Binner is an Executive Contributor, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief of the Freestyle Living Magazine. As a way to give back and serve her clients, Kathy is writing her ‘Simply Start’ courses, facilitating her online Masterminds, and conducting her private coaching sessions. She is helping all who wish to connect, and discover a better healthier lifestyle, and a passive income option so that they too can take their Next Best Step to create a healthy lifestyle and passive income! You can connect with Kathy through her website at:

Winter Magic in Miniature: Creating an Enchanting Winter Fairy Garden
Going Green | Debbie Marks

Winter Magic in Miniature: Creating an Enchanting Winter Fairy Garden

The winter season is upon us, and what better way to embrace the cold than by creating a magical winter fairy garden? This whimsical DIY project will add enchantment to your home and spark joy and wonder in the hearts of all who behold it.

Follow our step-by-step guide to bring the magic of winter to life in your very own fairy garden. When it comes to a winter fairy garden, the possibilities are as limitless as your imagination. Let’s get started turning your space into a snowy wonderland.

1. Choose a Prominent Location: Select a suitable spot in your home, whether it’s indoors on a tabletop or outdoors on your porch or garden. Make sure it is easily accessible for all to enjoy.

2. Gather Winter Materials: Begin by collecting winter–themed materials such as tiny cabins, pinecones, mini-shimmery lights, and ice-skating figurines. These elements will provide the foundation for your winter fairy garden.

3. Plan the Layout: Sketch a rough layout to visualize how you want your winter fairy garden to look. Decide on the focal points, such as miniature snow-covered trees or a snowy log cabin in the woods.

4. Plant Festive Foliage: Choose miniature plants that complement the winter theme, such as small evergreens or holly bushes. These will add a touch of greenery and charm to your garden.

5. Add Personal Touches: Make your garden unique by incorporating personal touches like handmade trinkets, painted pebbles, and mini-DIY crafts created by you and your loved ones.

6. Teach About the Spirit of Giving: While creating your winter fairy garden, take the opportunity to teach your family about the spirit of giving, gratitude, and the importance of spreading gratitude during the winter season.

7. Maintenance and Care: Keep your winter fairy garden looking its best by watering the plants regularly, tending to the trinkets, and ensuring the miniature lights are functioning correctly.

8. Imagination and Storytelling: Encourage everyone to let their imaginations soar. Create heartwarming stories about the magical inhabitants of your fairy garden, adding an extra layer of enchantment to your winter scene.

9. Enjoy Together: The true magic of fairy gardens lies in the shared experience. Spend quality time with family and friends while creating your winter fairy garden, relishing the twinkling lights and cozy atmosphere. These moments will create memories and strengthen your bond at any time of the year.

Through your winter fairy garden, you can share the joy of giving, spark imagination, and create cherished memories that will warm your hearts through this winter season. So, gather your materials, and embark on a magical journey with your loved ones in your very own Winter Fairy Garden.

Debbie Marks is a staff writer for the Freestyle Living Magazine. She is a global marketing entrepreneur, author, speaker, health & wellness coach, home-based business coach, social media trainer, & organic homesteader. Debbie is a regional sales director for Melaleuca and facilitates her monthly podcast, Fireside Chat with Debbie Marks.

Lake Talks | Ruth Pierce
Lake Talks | Ruth Pierce

Embracing Change: How Your Identity Can Supercharge New Habits

Ever dream of being more confident or handling challenges like a pro? Meet Sarah, a young professional who wanted to be more assertive at work. What made her journey successful was not just the small changes she made in her habits but also how she saw herself.

She developed a relationship with herself when she valued herself, she believed in herself.

Every morning, Sarah took a few minutes to imagine herself confidently sharing ideas during meetings. Why did this work? It turns out that when we see ourselves in a certain way, our habits align with that image.

Sarah's identity as a confident person made it easier for her to stick with her new habit and, over time, become more assertive.

Changing the words we use is another powerful way to shape our identity. Sarah stopped saying I can't and started telling herself I will find a way.

This simple language shift changed how she felt about herself and influenced how she communicated with others. It reinforced her identity as someone who could overcome challenges.

When we identify as someone on a journey of growth, sticking with new habits becomes more natural. Instead of feeling like a chore, these habits become a part of who we are.

The beauty of these small changes is that they align with our identity, making them easier to stick with.

Sarah's story teaches us that when we see ourselves as the person we want to become, our habits fall in line with that identity. By understanding the power of identity, we can make positive changes in our lives, one small habit at a time.

In conclusion, embracing change starts with shaping our identity. When we see ourselves as the person we want to be, sticking with new habits becomes a natural and rewarding part of our journey toward personal growth.

So, what identity in your life do you wish to change in 2024?

Start with the new identity and then begin a small habit change to move toward it.

Ruth Pierce is a Staff Writer for the Freestyle Living magazine. She is a Relationship Maximizer, using relationship insights from almost 50 years of marriage and over 10 years in Human Resource Management. You can connect with her through her Linktree:

I Choose Abundance | Linda Thomas
Wellness Wins | Rita Brewer

Featured Article

Chill Out: Navigating Winter with the Art of Slowing Down

The holiday season can feel like a snowball of stress rolling downhill—gaining speed and momentum with each passing day.

Now that it’s behind us, we can focus on the embrace of winter's chill. A profound opportunity is presenting itself—one to transcend the frenetic rhythms of daily life and delve into the intricacies of mindful repose.

As temperatures plummet, our surroundings beckon us to partake in the subtle art of slowing down, shedding the burdens of ceaseless activity.

Picture this, you are wrapped in a cocoon of serenity and warmth of a snug blanket by the fire, savoring a mug of steaming hot tea, all while observing the gentle descent of snowflakes outside the window. This idyllic scene, far from being a mere reverie, emerges as a prescription for a season of holistic well-being.  

Sounds like a dream, right? Well, it's not just a dream; it's a necessity. Embracing the winter chill provides the perfect excuse to hit the pause button on life's fast-forward mode.

Winter, with its abbreviated days and prolonged nights, unfurls an invitation to hibernate—an invitation we should heed with reverence.

Amidst the clamor of our bustling lives, a hiatus for introspection and self-care becomes not a luxury, but a vital necessity. A hiatus that might manifest as a day spent curled up with a good book, praying, crafting, binging on Netflix, or a nap that turns into a hibernation marathon, winter is the season to unapologetically embrace the art of slowing down.

And let's not forget the therapeutic power of humor in the process. Winter's winds may howl, but the resonant echoes of hearty laughter can serve as a resilient shield against the encroaching blues. In essence, the winter canvas becomes a tapestry of tranquility, inviting us to decelerate, to appreciate the profound beauty inherent in life's unhurried moments.

Delving into the science, stress, if left unbridled, manifests as a toxic force within the intricate framework of our bodies. Elevated cortisol levels, weight gain, hormonal imbalances, and compromised immune functions are but a few repercussions.

Thus, amidst this winter tapestry, the gift of relaxation, backed by scientific credence, emerges as a potent antidote to the seasonal tribulations. Embrace this winter wonderland not merely as a temporal hiatus but as a holistic rejuvenation—an intellectual and physiological respite that echoes the profound wisdom of guilt-free seasonal introspection.

Rita Brewer
is our featured Staff Writer for this edition of the Freestyle Living Magazine. She is a Physician Associate and Health Coach who is passionate about helping her clients reverse their type 2 diabetes and other lifestyle-related health conditions. You can connect with her through her website:

Deeper Awareness | L Mason VanDyke
Deeper Awareness | L Mason VanDyke

Winter; Your time for Reflection and Preparation.

Winter can be the harshest, gloomiest time of year. Yet Winter may be the most important time of year. Winter is a season that comes into everyone’s life regardless of the date on the calendar. Winter signifies a transition. All this happens in preparation for a new season.

Nothing changes if nothing changes. Pause and reflect on your past year. Now look at where you are in the present. Reflect on what has changed. Has anything changed? Were these changes you wanted to happen, or did life just toss you about? Reflect upon which changes happened over the past year that you did not plan for but just happened. Reflect upon the changes that did not happen, but you wished had.


Looking at these changes in your life, or lack thereof, what do you want to do differently? What changes do you want to see in your life? Not only ask yourself what changes do you want to see, but what are you going to do to make them happen? Make a list of the changes you want to see. Now what can you do to move in that direction? Just as you made that list of the changes, now make a list of the initial steps you can take to move in that direction.


Ready, Fire, Aim! No, I didn't say that wrong. At some point in the past, you probably had a similar list, plan, idea, or wish. How well did it work? Well, if it is still on your list then it did not work out the way you wanted, most likely in a negative or non-existent way. Reflect on how well you prepared for that desired goal. Did you put in too much or too little preparation?

As you prepare for this year, instead of planning too little or too much, just take some action and then you can adjust accordingly. I will always encourage you to do some preparation. Look at past areas where you fell short or didn’t progress at all, make your initial plan and then do something.

What I do NOT want you to do is to get caught in the loop of analysis paralysis. I will tell you from painful personal experience, it is not worth it. Better to do something, anything and then learn and adjust accordingly. If it does not work the way you wanted, at least you have learned something, now adjust.


“To thine own self be true…” Hamlet.

For whom do we want to change? Reflect upon this past year and ask yourself the hard question “When was I not true to myself?”. Do you like the answer? If you don’t like your answer, why not? Do you want it to happen that way again?

Preparing for this year, what can you do to be true to yourself, or at least start being truer to yourself? None of the reflection matters, none of the preparation matters if you are not true to yourself. The only real change that matters is the change that helps you develop into the person you most want to be.


L. Mason VanDyke is a Staff Writer for the Freestyle Living Magazine. He is not just an author but a captivating storyteller, weaving narratives that transport readers into rich, immersive worlds of imagination. You can connect with L Mason VanDyke through his email at: [email protected]

IMPACT Success | Cheri Dotterer
IMPACT Success | Cheri Dotterer

How to Turn Your Snow Chores into a Game for Your Kids

The snow is falling. The fire is warming the hearth. Are you ready to run around the backyard with your kids? 

When my kids were little, we had no hill in the backyard until we reached the far end of our property, where the hill exited onto the street. Sledding meant that I had to pull the toboggan around the yard. I’m unsure which caused more cardio, shoveling or pulling kids. This worked fine until about third grade when they got too heavy to pull.

Both of my kids have ADHD. Their creations were fixated on what they knew. Getting them to enjoy the snow was a challenge, especially when shoveling was my priority. Their preference was to sit and play video games.

The bus stop was on our property. My job was shoveling out the 10’X10’ square that allowed the neighborhood crew to stay off the road during the long winter months while my husband plowed our driveway. In addition, I shoveled a path through the grass to the front door so our kids did not have to walk around the corner to the driveway.

Having time to create activities to keep the kids occupied took some creativity. I must confess that I didn’t always do well, but I want to share some ideas that worked.

After I opened the 10’ X10’ area for the neighborhood kids to stand off the street for the bus, We made a “fort” to keep everyone warm. We made snowblocks and built an igloo-style snow shelter to block the wind. Those Home Depot 5-gallon buckets worked great to make short work at the fort creation. 

Depending on the type of snowfall, the fort tended to become an icy hill which then became the neighborhood sliding board. Can you hear the laughter? 

On days when the snow was lighter, the scavenger hunt became a source of entertainment. Which child could find the items on the list first? Each child got a list of 25 items to find. Give yourself a challenge by creating different lists for each child. That way, they don’t fight over identical items.

We would include things like the windshield ice scraper on the list. After finding it, they had to demonstrate how it worked. Cha-ching, one of my jobs, was knocked off my list. 

Another item on the list was finding the steps to the gazebo. They had to be completely cleaned off for them to count on the scavenger hunt. Snow angels always seemed to find their way on the list. The more creative and unique the angel, the better.

As my column is to help kids IMPACT successful lives, I hope these ideas spark Ingenuity, creativity, and, hopefully, work ethic in your children or grandchildren. Go, have the courage to take everyday chores and create a game from them, such as a scavenger hunt, while getting some much-needed fresh air, sun, and exercise.

Cheri Dotterer is a Staff Writer for the Freestyle Living Magazine and is an IMPACT Success Blueprint Collaboration Coach. Author of "Handwriting Brain-Body DisConnect" and contributor to seminal works, she’s set to release "Math DYS-connected," co-authored with Jonily Zupancic. She owns Dotterer Educational Consulting and The Writing Glitch Podcast. You can connect with Cheri through her website at:

Happiest at Home | Kyle Brandon

Featured Article

Warm in Winter

Except for those lucky enough to live near the equator, I’d bet that most people don’t associate the word warm with the word winter. And for good reason. However, the notion of warm is precisely what begins to burn to mind when I reminisce on the wonderful winters of yesteryear, … Not simulacrums of a shivering Santa.

Many scientists argue that “cold” doesn’t exist; that cold is merely the absence of heat. You’re not cold, you’re just less warm. (No seriously, google it). But as I am both a scientist and a native-born Ohioan, I must respectfully disagree, for I have been surreptitiously studying cold for decades and have come to the empirical conclusion that: (1) cold is real + (2) cold is deadly = (3) cold is real deadly.

I’m ready for my Nierenberg Prize, Mr. DeMille.

No offense to the other scientists (and those living near the equator), but I think the existence of cold is necessary, philosophically speaking. How could you know whether or not you were indeed warm if you had not ever previously been cold? It is perhaps the c-oldest paradox in the book,…

Is it just me, or are some things better with contrast? That pricey cup of Starbucks warmly running down your throat hits a little differently on a 20° morning than on a 70° morning, right? Peppermint schnapps taste nasty for nine months out of the year, but slip some into your hot cocoa this quarter and warm your winter cockles from the inside out (an experience of a qualitatively different order). And then those hideous house slippers your color-blind husband gave you for Christmas will suddenly seem much more appealing than appalling.

But winter solstice brings another stark contrast to pass: endings and beginnings. Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus et cetera are these glorious build-ups to mark the triumphant end to collective lives lived according to the Gregorian Calendar. And, sequentially then, the beginning of our next orbit around the warm sun commences. With our minds, bodies, spirits, and resolutions renewed, we venture bravely into the dark cold abyss of an unknown new year, steadfast in our knowledge that warmth is the key hibernal survival ingredient.

So, when the world is at its coldest, understand that this is your chance to radiate at your warmest. Like the hearth in your home’s fireplace, you can amplify the warmth outward to those in need. Be kind to both neighbors and strangers alike; we’re in this cold winter together, but together we can be warm in winter.

P.S. I will spend less at Starbucks this year, and I mean it.

Kyle Brandon is our featured Staff Writer for this edition of the Freestyle Living Magazine. He is a Realtor in Central Ohio and can be reached through his website:

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[email protected]

I Choose Abundance | Linda Thomas

Cozy Up: Simple Steps to Prepare for Winter's Chill at Home & in Life

Snow has been gently falling outside my window all day today... winter is here! Today represents the pretty, Christmas card version of winter, but some recent days have included the howling, chilled-to-the-bone bluster that we don't much love about this coldest

season of the year.

One thing is certain -- like it or not, winter *will* come every year. And just as the winter season occurs reliably each year, we can also expect it as a season of life, if we live

long enough to witness it.

Let's explore some ways to make your winter a bit easier in both scenarios. Feel free to take any ideas that resonate with you.

Preparing for Winter 2024

 Prepare for the weather you expect:

o Seal up cracks in your home's doors and windows

o Refill your home heating oil tank

o Check your car's battery

o Equip your car's trunk with essentials like a blanket, energy bars,

water, rock salt, and a shovel

 Prepare for the unexpected storms:

o Stock up on extra food and water for 1-2 weeks in case you're snowbound

o Gather firewood as an alternative source of heat

o Ensure that flashlights have fresh batteries

o Charge up several power blocks to keep your cell phones going -- extra credit if you have solar-powered chargers!

Preparing for Life's Winter Season

 Be kind to yourself and your loved ones by lovingly preparing for these expected needs:

o Arrange Power of Attorney documents (POA) - appoint someone to

speak and act on your behalf

o Create a Medical Directive - ensure that your healthcare wishes are known and respected

o Invest in disability insurance

o Make a Will - ensure that your worldly assets are distributed as you wish

o Modify your home or find a new home that will be mobility-friendly in your later years

 Make life easier for those you love by putting some additional safeguards in place:

o Consider long-term care insurance to help with assisted living or nursing home care

o Invest in life insurance to financially support your loved ones after you're gone

o Write out your obituary

o Completely plan and prepay your funeral or memorial

o Create an environment of resilience for your bereaved spouse and family - give them the best new normal possible after you're gone, with all of the information, contacts, passwords, and home operational tips you can provide

Hey, I know this is a lot to consider on a snowy day. But what better time than right now to make some wise choices and provide well for those you love most? 

Winter can be unforgiving if you aren’t prepared, but with the right preparation, it can be a beautiful season of settling back and enjoying cherished moments with loved ones. It's all about what you make of it!

If you have any questions or need further guidance, feel free to reach out. Wishing you a cozy and peaceful winter season!

Linda Thomas is a Staff Writer for the Freestyle Living Magazine. She is on a mission to help individuals and their families live their best possible lives, filled with personal growth, financial freedom, time freedom, vibrant relationships, and lasting legacies. You can connect with her through her website:

Peace of Mind | Estella Blake

Winter's Embrace: Cultivating Peace of Mind Through Connection and Preparedness

Winter, with its frost-kissed landscapes and gentle snowfalls, has an extraordinary way of settling the spirit into a state of peace of mind. It's a season where holidays are not just marked by festivities but by the joy found in spending time with friends and loved ones. In winter's tranquil beauty, the act of showing love becomes a cherished ritual.

I find fulfillment in cooking special meals, crafting thoughtful gifts, and creating moments that express how much I care for those around me. The essence of winter lies in the satisfaction derived from connecting with others, promoting a sense of well-being and contentment.

The season helps us find rest, both physically and mentally. It gently teaches us the art of inner harmony and cultivating the right relationships, not only with others but, crucially, with ourselves and our surroundings.

Winter prompts us to rest, rejuvenate, and restore our spirits. It's a time to plan for a better tomorrow while wholeheartedly appreciating the present moment. In this period of reflection, joy takes root, and the soul is refreshed, ready to embrace the coming year.

At its core, PEACE OF MIND is a feeling of being safe and protected. Winter becomes a gentle guardian, emphasizing the importance of security and protection. It serves as a reminder to put measures in place for the well-being of oneself and loved ones.

Taking proactive steps to ensure safety against harsh weather and unforeseen situations minimizes stress and worry when the unexpected occurs, fostering a profound sense of peace. Winter's embrace, with its quietude and stillness, encourages us to slow down and attend to the essential aspects of life.

It's a poignant reminder that preparing for the future, much like preparing for winter storms, is an act of love and consideration for us and those we hold dear.

Preparing for the safety and security of loved ones is a crucial aspect of achieving peace of mind, especially in the event of unexpected sickness or death. Having your estate planning done is a proactive step to protect and provide for yourself and your loved ones.

Obtaining essential documents like a Will, Living Will, and Health and Financial Powers of Attorney can be affordably accomplished. These crucial documents ensure that your wishes are known, and your loved ones are cared for, even in your absence.

LegalShield provides these estate planning services making the process easy and at an extremely affordable cost so you and your loved ones can have peace of mind. Taking these upfront actions brings about a peace of mind that transcends the season, providing a resilient foundation for navigating the challenges that life may bring.

Let us embrace the lessons winter offers, finding peace of mind not only in the warmth of holiday celebrations but in the mindful preparation that ensures a secure and protected future for ourselves and our loved ones.

Estella Blake is a staff writer for the Freestyle Living magazine. She is an HR Professional, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SPC, and Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB), Employee Benefits, and Small Business Consultant. Estella is a LegalShield Associate, offering legal and identity theft plans to individuals and small business owners, and is adding more associates to her team. Contact Estella at or

A Life of Service | Carmella Banks
Featured Article

Joy in the Winter Season

Joy in the cold winter season embodies the idea that the true magic of this time lies in selflessly giving to others, fostering a sense of community, and spreading warm joy and love to those around us.

This joy encapsulates the spirit of giving kindness and selflessness, defining the winter season as a time to embrace the joy of sharing and serving others in a meaningful way. The winter season is often associated with time to let down, hibernate, and rest from the frenzy of holidays. However, the joy of giving goes beyond the traditional festivities of Christmas and New Year’s celebrations.

Serving others during the winter season can take various forms, such as engaging in small acts of kindness like helping someone with their groceries, shoveling snow for a neighbor, volunteering at a local charity, or participating in community events. All these actions can bring immense joy to both the giver and the recipient, creating a warm sense of togetherness.

I always hold on to my sense of joy throughout the winter season, particularly during the multitude of events I participate in, organize, or contribute to, supporting others and fostering a sense of community.

Beyond tangible acts of service, spreading joy and cheer through simple gestures like sending a handwritten note in a winter-themed card is a favorite pastime of mine. Whether it's engaging in festive activities like winter hikes with friends or creating a book of last month’s holiday memories, these activities bring joy and create lasting happiness.

Visiting places like nursing homes and hospitals during the winter season provides unique opportunities to share joy. Witnessing the smiles on the faces of those we visit brings a deep sense of fulfillment to my heart, reinforcing the belief that spreading joy is a meaningful way to make a positive impact.

"Sitting on a winter bench with someone in need is like wrapping them in a blanket of compassion; the shared silence warms the soul, revealing that kindness has its own season." ~Carmella

Establishing traditions during the winter season that involve giving back can instill a sense of purpose and joy. Whether it's a family tradition, an activity with friends, or something organized through your church or workplace, participating in service-oriented activities can have a lasting impact on various people.

Taking the time during the winter season to reflect on your blessings, express gratitude, and inspire a desire to give back contributes to a culture of service. Tailoring acts of kindness to address specific needs or challenges faced by various groups enriches the experience for everyone involved, fostering a sense of community and spreading joy throughout the winter season.

Carmella Banks is our featured Staff Writer for this edition of the Freestyle Living Magazine and is a Wellness Advocate for doTERRA Essential Oils. You can connect with Carmella through her linked-in profile at:

Or on her Facebook group at:

Pen and Prose | Sandy Kachurek

Author Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are not lost on writers. As much as we want to have our stories out to the public, we struggle with the impetus to put those words on the page. Like many people in January promising to have healthier diets or do more exercise, writers will set goals such as “write every day” or “get that book done by summer.” And, like searching for a Pilates class or joining a weight loss program, we may sometimes scour the Internet looking for a writer’s workshop, conference, or retreat to boost our chances of accomplishing the writing promises we made to ourselves.

I juggle a little of everything in the writing community. I write and continually see where I can advance my career as an author. I also direct a writers’ workshop. The design for the workshop is to offer an atmosphere where writers can re-invigorate their writing if they need that mid-year boost to keep their resolutions on track or simply to experience an enthusiastic and knowledgeable group of fellow writers and featured guest instructors.

Winter seems to keep most of us inside more and inside means sitting at our writing stations. If we can stick with what we’ve promised to do, there’s probably a good chance we can keep at it throughout the year as winter leads to spring. However it happens, whether writing is done with no one but the author or by attending a writer’s event, those words need to go on the page, and the new year is a good time to consider how best to get it done.

Writers' Workshop August 2-4, 2024. Into the Springs Writers' Workshop (

Sandy Kachurek is a Staff Writer for the Freestyle Living Magazine. She is the director of Into the Springs Writers' Workshop. The 2024 details for the workshop are available now!. 

You can connect with Sandy through her email at: [email protected] or connect with her on her Facebook page at:

Freestyle Living | Kathy Binner
Winter's Waltz: A Frosty Tapestry

Snowflakes dance in moonlight's trance, nature's waltz, winter's advance.

Trees wear coats of icy lace, silent beauty, a tranquil embrace.

Moonbeams paint a snowy ground, a hush descends, peace is found.

Frozen rivers whisper tales, winter's magic in the air prevails.

Hearth's warmth, a cozy delight, stars twinkle in the silent night.

Scarves and mittens, cold air's sting, winter's joy, the season's zing.

Footprints mark a snowy trail, nature's art, a pristine veil.

Icicles hang from eaves so high, in winter's grip, the world does lie.

Laughter echoes, hearts are light, snowy dreams take a joyous flight.

A season's charm, a pure delight, in winter's embrace, all is bright.

Frosty windows frame the view, nature paints in a wintry hue.

Crystal whispers in the air, snowy secrets, cold and rare.

Morning breaks, a world transformed, glistening fields, beauty adorned.

Sleigh bells ring in the distance, winter's song, a sweet insistence.

Cozy blankets, fireside tales, winter's wonder never pales.

Snowy landscapes, dreams unfold, a winter story, timeless and bold.

Kathy Binner is an Executive Contributor, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief of the Freestyle Living Magazine. As a way to give back and serve her clients, Kathy is writing her ‘Simply Start’ courses, facilitating her online Masterminds, and conducting her private coaching sessions. In her free time, she enjoys writing, hiking, cycling, and ballroom dancing! You can connect with Kathy through her website at:

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Kathy Binner | Executive Contributor, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief
Kathy Binner | Executive Contributor, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief 

Katie Bauer | Creative Editor
Katie Bauer | Creative Editor

Kyle Brandon | Happiest at Home
Kyle Brandon | Happiest at Home

Ruth Pierce | Lake Talks
Ruth Pierce | Lake Talks

Rita Brewer | Wellness Wins
Rita Brewer | Wellness Wins

Linda Thomas | I Choose Abundance
Linda Thomas | I Choose Abundance

L Mason VanDyke | Deeper Awareness
L Mason VanDyke | Deeper Awareness

Cheri Dotterer | IMPACT Success
Cheri Dotterer | IMPACT Success

Carmella Banks | A Life of Service
Carmella Banks | A Life of Service

Sandy Kachurek | Pen & Prose
Sandy Kachurek | Pen & Prose

Debbie Marks | Going Green

Estella Blake | Peace of Mind

Sally Sutter | Embrace the Unexpected


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