Why We All Need Touchstones

Volume II / Issue 15 — 20 July 2021 I have always believed in Touchstones. What’s a Touchstone, you ask? For me, a Touchstone is something tangible that reminds you of something you’ve read, learned, or felt inspired by. They’re beautiful little… Read More

Travel and Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

Volume II / Issue 14 — 6 July 2021 One of the things I heard repeated often during the global lockdown was the phrase: “I can’t wait to travel again.” Personally, I have always loved learning about other cultures. I…

Words, Power, and Transcendence

Volume II / Issue 13 — 22 June 2021 Words have the power to completely change our lives. I remember being in 6th grade and keeping a quote journal (which I still have buried in a box somewhere). In my…

When Passion and Purpose Collide

Volume II / Issue 12 — 8 June 2021 As a publisher, I often get to meet writers who are focused on a specific subject or idea. Whether it’s a novel, a cookbook, a self-help book, or any other genre,…

Let’s Talk About It.

Volume II / Issue 11 — 25 May 2021 This newsletter issue is written by Lisa, IOM’s Director of Operations. Creating opportunities for new voices and perspectives is what we’re all about. Enjoy! It might seem cliche, but this pandemic…

Stories, Stigma, and Self-Care

Volume II / Issue 10 — 11 May 2021 May is Mental Health Awareness Month—a time to focus on the various aspects of both our wellness and our well-being. From self-care to stigma-related beliefs, our mental health is always a…

All Things Food

Volume II / Issue 9 — 27 April 2021 Regardless of what you eat, how you eat, or when you eat, eating is one of those things we all do. Well, mostly. Sometimes, eating can be a challenge for various…