Forget the month of March. I think, if we do it right, January comes in like a lion.
Rather than limping into the new year with holiday fatigue or a general case of winter weather ennui, let’s embrace 2023 with enough joie de vivre that it’ll propel us through the year—or at least the season. To do so, fueling our perspectives can take effort and some intentional decision making. This issue focuses on themes of Education and Wellness, which can help fortify those spirits.
I appreciate learning about people like Heidi Mueller, who made the decision to take a left turn into a new career when all signs pointed to another direction. Her story is a lesson in opening up ourselves to new experiences and opportunities. It’s important to encourage and support curiosity in younger people, and another avenue for hands-on learning will reach the shores of Lake Minnetonka with the 2024 opening of a learning center for children. The center is part of the Panoway on Wayzata Bay’s $30 million-, multi-phase project.
Speaking of learning, Shorewood’s Bryce Alexander gave us all a chance to brush up on history with the construction of two Little Free Libraries in Excelsior that he created as part of his Eagle Scout project. The libraries will focus on history, and their designs give a nod two local historic sites.
Find items related to physical and emotional wellness in our Noteworthy section with a contribution about 2023’s top four wellness trends, thanks to Laurel Famigletti. And how can florals heal? We have in inspiring feature that explains how The Daphne Floral Project supports an important cause. Turn to page 36 to find out how you can heat up your wellness routine by cooling down. Readers, who or what is inspiring your first steps into 2023?
From all of us at Lake Minnetonka Magazine, cheers to your best year yet.