There's more to explore in the February issue!

Staying Healthy

Southern snowfalls kicked off the new year and the cold weather hasn’t let up as we head into February – a good month to take stock of your health and wellness. If you’ve been feeling cooped up and agitated about the weather, read how some yoga retreats in the South can help you find your inner peace and learn to deal with life’s uncertainties. In this issue, we also take a look at alternative treatments and medicines that have reached the mainstream. You might be surprised to find many natural cures are right in your own pantry.
If you need a reason to celebrate, DeSoto Magazine is 15 this year, and it’s not too late to register for our gift to a lucky reader: a 2-night, 3-day getaway at the luxurious Chancellor’s House Hotel in Oxford. Just return the entry form on page 69 or visit The winner will be announced on April 1.
In every issue we strive not only to write the best stories, but we also like to recognize our writers and photographers. After all, without them we could not put together such an exceptional magazine. And when we fail to recognize someone’s outstanding work, it disappoints all of us. In January, we used several photos by Dustin Barkerin our story about best catfish places, but we did not credit him in print. Please check out last month’s digital version to see Dustin’s beautiful photography. Thank you again, Dustin!
We hope this issue will provide you with ideas for a healthy and happy life. Your body will be around much longer than an expensive electronic gadget, so be sure to invest in yourself first. Discover how laughter, kindness, and wellness will help you get through these final days of winter.


Mary Ann