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The Arrival of Fall

Fay Johnson


By Fay Johnson

It's been a busy summer. We filmed our first promotional video with Anthem Films in LA, saw our community successfully raise $10,000 to build a school in Kenya through our collaboration with Change Heroes, released the fourth issue of deliberateLIFE Magazine and yours truly clocked a fair amount of miles to and from meetings (complete with canceled flights, overnights in airports and a few car problems).  

Just like that, summer is gone and fall is here.  And I couldn't be happier.

As if triggered by the cooler weather and the previously set rhythms of school, our team is settling into the fourth quarter – and growing. We've welcomed four teammates, three fall-semester interns and a growing number of volunteers who support our vision of a better tomorrow.

There is much to be excited about as we look at the months to come – Our app is now iOS 7 compatible and soon our content will be available to millions of new readers via the iPhone. (I am beyond  excited about this). To celebrate all that has transpired this year, and to properly introduce the new app, we are planning an official launch party in November.

For our readers – next month, we will release our fifth issue, focusing on the joys of gathering, the story of the food that we share, and how we express gratitude. Do you have a story about a meal or a gathering that changed your life? If so, we want to hear about it! Send us a message.

If you haven't already, download Issue no.4 from iTunes or purchase a PDF copy of the issue from our store. You will find useful recipes for preparing your lunch, videos, compelling article and product reviews – all vetted by our team to make your life easier and more fulfilling.

Thanks for continuing to journey with us.  

                  – Fay

Notes from the Editor: Issue 1

Fay Johnson

I have to say – it’s quite a feeling – to see this first issue live on the iPad. I won’t lie – when I finally pushed the ‘go live’ button, I ran around my apartment in joy. It’s here – it is live and I finally get to share it with all of you. It has been a seven month journey to get us to today – and what a ride it has been! Thank you for joining me, as I set out to live my passion and help others find theirs too. 

I started this magazine because I believe that most of us want to live socially conscious and responsible lives – for our families, the global community and ourselves.

For most of us, however, we're stoked when we remember to eat a salad every once in a while and pay our bills on time. Life doesn't leave a lot of space to follow the latest updates in scientific breakthroughs, health, or politics … to say nothing of climate change, extreme poverty, war, and human rights issues. (Feeling jazzed yet?) At deliberateLIFE, we get it – we're on a mission to make following important issues, and making good choices, a bit easier and more enjoyable.

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In each issue you'll find actionable ways to be more deliberate in your daily life. We will also examine a social challenge in each issue, and provide domestic and international perspectives on the topic. In this issue, we discuss varied responses to homelessness.

We'll also bring you inspiring stories of organizations and people doing great work, ethically made products that we think are worth keeping, tips for travel, and information about how you can do your part as we build a better tomorrow. We hope to inspire you to live well and do good by making intentional choices about how you spend your time, use your resources, engage in your community and respond to global issues. And, if nothing else, you can use the information gleaned from these pages as conversation starters at your next cocktail party.

Thanks for joining us on this journey!

Live Deliberately,