Yes, the kids magazine. You may remember seeing it in doctors’ offices or kindergarten classrooms.
Highlights catered to children and then fell off at age 13 or earlier. Nothing really took its place as young adult readers embarked upon the rest of their lives, nothing besides romantic partners, self-help books, alcohol, and therapy, that is.
Yet with the level of distraction, loneliness, and digital addiction that modern humans are grappling with today, couldn’t there be — shouldn’t there be — a Highlights magazine for adults?
It’s clear that some of us never quite grew out of kindergarten — let them fight in the sandbox, anyway — while the rest of us could surely use a refresher. This got us thinking — what if?
So for the past two months, we’ve been exploring what it would mean to develop a magazine that acts as a companion for adults who are interested in cultivating a meaningful practice of living. This magazine would not only inspire and enlighten its readers via raw, authentic storytelling — our traditional modus operandi — but also empower readers via tools for reflection, mindfulness, and purpose-driven behaviors.