Thankful for this Award-Winning Magazine

November is the season for gratitude and thus, I wish to share some things I am grateful for on a professional level.

On Oct. 8, Lifestyles After 50 magazine was the winner of four (!) prestigious national awards from the North American Mature Publishers Association (NAMPA) during their 2018 convention at the Caribe Royale All-Suite Resort in Orlando.
NAMPA is the premier national organization for senior-oriented magazines.

A big congratulations to Kathy Megyeri and our former film reviewer, Mark Higley. Both nabbed first-place wins in the book and film review categories. Each has a penchant for delivering intriguing stories in a way that personally connects
with our readers.

I am also humbled and honored to have won first place in the editorial category for a piece on climate change – July’s As the Tide Rises” – as well as second-place award in the feature-writing category for “Lady Gator Trapper.” The 2018
entries were judged by the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Every month, our team of talented storytellers brings a tempting buffet of informative, entertaining, quirky, delightful and relevant articles to our readers. Thank you, Susan Goldfein, Michael Wright, Randal Hill, Kathy Megyeri, Mike Merino, Jenna Reeves and David Novak for sharing your gifts and helping to make this magazine a topnotch publication.

There’s more.

We were recently named one of the Top Ten “Over-50” ezines (online magazines) in the U.S. by Feedspot’s editorial team. The ranking is based on Google’s reputation and search rankings, our influence and popularity on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites; as well as the quality and consistency of our posts.

Feedspot compiles a comprehensive list of the best “over 50” magazines on the internet, and we are honored to have
been selected by them as one of the Top Ten Senior Magazines
in the U.S. 

So thank you, Allie Shaw, Assistant Editor to the magazine and Manager of our website,, for creating an impactful presence on the web and social media platforms.

Congratulations to our hardworking, devoted and loyal staff who are determined to make this magazine successful.

But most of all, we are thankful for our readers, many of whom have become part of a very large, extended family to us. We enjoy hearing from you so please keep your comments coming.

Be assured that we will continue to strive to be the magazine of choice for Florida’s senior population as we look to 2019 and beyond.


We at Lifestyles wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. We hope many blessings have come your way this year and hope you will take the time to share out loud all that you are grateful for. It’s good for you.

Gratitude has been proven to boost the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin and the hormone oxytocin, which basically
makes you happy. By focusing on the positive aspects of your life, you’ll feel fortunate rather than deprived.

Interestingly, science says we shouldn’t limit our thankfulness to a day or season; it should be practiced year-round. By being grateful for the everyday wonders in our lives, our relationships are fortified, our anxiety is reduced and our mental and physical health is improved.

See you in December.


Terri Bryce Reeves, Editor


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