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Bliss Life Magazine | Winter 2020 The Power of Human Touch

Bliss Life Magazine | Winter 2020 The Power of Human Touch

What began as an intriguing inside look and investigative study of Mustang Ranch evolved into a year-long journey in which the themes of human touch, connection, and compassion kept surfacing in our own lives. As technology continues to dominate our daily lives, may these stories remind you to make it a priority to put your phone down and truly connect with those around you.


The Power of Human Touch and the Art of Courtesan - An Inside Look at Mustang Ranch


Here we are. At the forefront of an entirely new decade. Time to reflect and move on…

What have you learned that will carry you into the new year…the new decade?

Here are a few of the many things I learned in 2019, perhaps you can relate:

Don’t be afraid to reinvent yourself. 

Be open to change. 

Be mindful. Stay in the moment. 

Grit! The Power of Now. Persistence.

Human Connection is Everything. We are literally dying for human touch. So many desperately seek to avoid feelings of emptiness and fill the vacant space through self-medication and other destructive means. Technology has deceptively made us feel isolated and enslaved to our devices under the guise of freedom and connection. 

My goal in 2020 is to be more mindful and present. Set my phone down and honor the presence of those around me. Human life and time; we can never get them back. Choose your company and your pastimes wisely, with full intention and attention.

In 2019, Bliss Media & Publishing made great strides with a rebranding from Bliss Babe to Bliss Life, and an even deeper connection to our Northern Nevada community. We value our partnerships and love the direction we’re moving as a full-service multi-media agency. From print, digital, social media, PR, to award-winning feature reels and editorial, it just seems fitting that we establish ourselves as a progressive boutique creative agency with ambitious goals for growth and expansion. With the addition of COO Jigs McHugh, we are moving full speed ahead and growing like a rocket!

This Calvin Coolidge quote about persistence has always resonated with me and I’d like to share it as inspiration for the new decade ahead:

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

- Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States (1923 to 1929)

Thank you for continuing to share your stories with us and for trusting Bliss Media to connect you to the heart of Northern Nevada and the world at large. We love how this issue came together with the common thread of human connection. As you read, we ask you to keep an open mind and get introspective on intimacy, human touch, connection, compassion and their roles in your own life. If you encounter resistance about the subject matter, ask yourself why it makes you uncomfortable and try to have a paradigm shift. We wouldn’t tackle the subject if we didn’t truly believe that you would find it intriguing and informative.

Cheers to 2020!

Leslie McCarroll - Publisher/Founder

Bliss Media & Publishing | Bliss Life Magazine |



The Power of Human Touch and the Art of Courtesan - An Inside Look at Mustang Ranch