WellesleyWeston Magazine

SPRING 2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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are you happy? That's the intriguing question our article, "Are We Happy, Yet?" asks us to ponder. According to the article, the pursuit of happiness has become a national obsession with many of us confusing happiness with pleasure. We talk with three local "happiness" experts who share their wisdom about how and where to find happiness and, while their perspectives may differ, all three agree that our focus should really be on shaping a fulfilling life. In order to feel fulfilled in our lives, it's important to find a rewarding career, as well as hobbies and activi- ties that are enjoyable and enriching. The beekeepers in our article "Honey Bees in our Midst" are doing just that, and have turned their concern for dwindling bee populations into a meaningful pastime. Since it's spring and I enjoy spending time outdoors and learning new skills, I've decided to join the group from our article and try my hand at beekeeping. I'll be starting Bee School this month, an eight-week course that will give me the tools I need to contribute at least in a small way to the environment. And hopefully I'll be able to give jars of honey as holiday gifts next year! Spring is also a great time to think about new exercise routines that get us moving outside. Thanks to a wonderful new program in our elementary schools, local children have been starting their day with an invig- orating, brain-boosting workout. With childhood obesity threatening the health of children nationwide, it's refreshing to see that communities close to home are doing something about it. Check out our Fitness and Health department and read about how BOKS (Building Our Kids' Success) is helping to provide our youngest residents with the foundation they need to pursue a healthy lifestyle. Also in this issue you'll find some useful tips to share with your children on their wedding day. We asked happy couples to share their secrets on achieving a long and successful marriage, and even if you're already married, a little refresher course isn't such a bad way to welcome spring. Spring is also a great time to start thinking about summer travel, and our Excursions article has the tips and tools you need for planning suc- cessful trips near and far. I hope you'll stay in touch with us between publications. Visit www.wellesleywestonmagazine.com to read this issue in its entirety or check out an article from a past issue that you may have missed. Visit wwmblog.com for event listings and photos, as well as timely community information. And don't forget to "like" us on Facebook as another way to keep up with the latest happenings in Wellesley and Weston. 14 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 4 publisher's letter B E T H F U R M A N beth@wellesleywestonmagazine.com C A R O L Y N R O S S WellesleyWeston Magazine's blog is the talk of the towns with the latest event photos, calendar listings, and conversations for the people who make things happen in Wellesley and Weston. Log on today and you might see yourself in our expanded About Town and Inbox section. Post a comment by going directly to wwmblog.com or visit our Web site at www.wellesleywestonmagazine.com and click on About Town or wwmblog. 014_WWMa14_publttr_v3_WellesleyWeston Magazine 2/1/14 2:54 PM Page 14

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