August 2022

August 2022

Strategies for Success Newsletter August 2022 Issue 200


Published by Emily Huling Selling Strategies
Copyright 2022 Emily Huling. All rights reserved.


In this August 2022 issue:

  1. Thoughts from the Office
  2. Thoughts from the Road
  3. Josmo’s Cafe
  4. Stay Energized


  1. Thoughts from the Office

Newsletter Issue 200! Thank you for your loyal readership for over 16 years! I love writing the newsletter and hearing from so many of you each month. I appreciate your sincere messages and recipe reviews.

I googled what shows have achieved 200 episode and 100-episode status. The 200 list is ten-years old (and many of the shows are still going strong!). Scrolling the lists was fun and led us on a walk down memory lane. I hope you also enjoy reading the lists.


  1. Thoughts from the Road

Exploring close to home

As much as John and I relish traveling to far-away places, we have been enjoying local travel more than ever. We consider “local” a destination that we can drive to within one to three hours. That makes for a fun day trip or a relaxing overnight stay. Our home, just north of Charlotte, is perfectly situated to drive 50-100-150 miles and reach interesting and scenic destinations. I’m sure wherever you live in our beautiful country, that is true!

John and I have had a ball exploring local county and state parks, historical sites, museums, science centers, family-owned country diners, and small towns off the beaten path. In the May 2020 issue of this newsletter, I talked about visiting Mt. Airy, NC, Andy Griffith’s hometown, the real-life Mayberry. In the November 2021 issue, I mentioned our beautiful Carolina Thread Trails, miles of greenways and blueways to explore.

My local travel advice this month is a museum benefit we use all the time. It’s called NARM. NARM is a reciprocal membership program for a network of museums in North America that extend the benefit of free admission to one another’s members (as determined by each museum individually). Your local museum membership automatically includes free entry at participating museums.

A similar science and technology center reciprocal program we also take advantage of is called ASTC Travel Passport Program.

Our list of reciprocal museums and science centers in the Southeast keeps growing. I refer to the sites regularly and keep discovering new destinations to visit.

If you aren’t currently a member of your local art museum and science center, this reciprocal membership program is the perfect reason to join. Schedule some fall weekends to explore new areas and learn more about art and science. We are so fortunate to have these vital and valuable resources in our communities!


  1. Josmo’s Café

Our recipe this month needs a warning label that says, “Beware! Potential Addiction!” My sister-in-law, Tommi, is another amazing cook and baker. Her Almond Granola is sensational! The flavor is subtle, the ingredients are minimal, and it is easy to make.

My kitchen counters are covered with blueberries and peaches. A good friend has four blueberry bushes. He gives me blueberries and I return with delicious Blueberry Buckle. It’s a sweet deal for both of us!

Our local peaches have been juicy and flavorful. My favorite peach recipe is Peach Bundt Cake. It doesn’t last long!

Wishing you abundant gardens and happy summer eating!

Please see dozens of our recipes on the Josmo’s Café page on the website.


  1. Stay Energized

Continuing with our lighter content this summer month, here are three recommendations for shows that John and I have recently enjoyed.

Clarkson’s Farm – Amazon Prime series – Jeremy Clarkson, famous for his British driving show and as gameshow host, becomes a full-time farmer who knew nothing about farming before he got started. The show is hilarious as we follow Jeremy and his local team of quirky experts as they battle extreme weather, stubborn animals, government regulations, and the pandemic.

Rescued by Ruby – Netflix movie – A heartwarming movie (keep Kleenex handy) of the mutual rescue between dog and policeman.

Only Murders in the Building – Hulu series – Clever and creative Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez crafted this offbeat mystery that will keep you laughing and guessing whodunit?

Our Energizer Minute for August is Picture Perfect.


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