Because Rebecca Broida Gart’s husband is what she calls an overly disciplined health nut, Gart, author of “The New Jewish Cuisine,” says she’s consumed by healthy living and eating. She’s also a former Delicious Living food editor, a mother of two, and an avid cook. “To blend these passions of mine is true fulfillment,” she says.

“Writing the Wise Words column is a rare opportunity to have a fascinating conversation with some inspiring people of our time,” says Susan Enfield Esrey, senior editor at Delicious Living. She interviewed former Nepal resident and physician David Shlim for this month’s edition. Esrey’s biggest challenge is fitting so much wisdom into such a small space.

“I’m inspired by color and patterns I see in everyday life,” says Karen Wolcott, who illustrated “Skin Forecast.” As a creative new mom, Wolcott gathers inspiration from her bundle of joy, which keeps the characters in her illustrations looking happy. “I can’t wait until my son is old enough for crayons and we can color together,” she says.