Letter From Publisher
Aug 05, 2013 05:54AM
By Teona Wright
With Bobbi Main Jacoson (far right) of Raw Gourmet Delights at the Broad Ripple Farmers' Market.
Ahhh… it’s summertime and the living is good. We are enjoying farmers’ markets, cookouts, concerts under the stars, festivals, plus your fill-in-the-blank favorite activities. Our family has delighted in learning more about all there is much to see, do and experience around town. Natural Awakenings continues to expand our horizons in just about every aspect of life as we search out ideas, activities and resources intended to enhance your life.
As some or you know, we picked up our first issue of Natural Awakenings in Naples, Florida, about five years ago, and quickly became fans. This content-rich, interesting and thought-provoking magazine consistently supports our goals of pursuing a healthy lifestyle and optimal wellness. We were thrilled when a local edition of the magazine was introduced to Indy three years ago, allowing us to pick up our community’s own copy each month. We love to soak up the expert know-how, check out events and find services we need for our family.
Now, as publisher, I even get to preview the content in advance. Reading this month’s articles, I found myself highlighting, underlining and making notes everywhere. I think you’ll agree that the diversity of helpful, relevant information will support each of us as we naturally care for ourselves, our families and our planet, and support following generations in making their own sustainable and healthy lifestyle choices.
Our feature article, “Rethinking Cancer,” resonates with my personal journey. This year marks the 25th anniversary of my victory as a breast cancer survivor. I was relatively young when diagnosed, and feel blessed to also consider myself a cancer thriver. The experts interviewed by writer Linda Sechrist both explain and illustrate how a more holistic approach can greatly benefit people’s lives, in terms of both prevention and healing. We are excited to share this leading-edge message of good news.
Each month we endeavor to sustain a well-rounded approach to supporting your well-being, including articles on nutrition, fitness, personal growth, creative expression and sustainable living. It’s what Natural Awakenings is all about. I hope you will continue to learn and grow, enjoy and share what you discover in these pages. Welcome to our collaborative journey as we all spread the word and “Awaken Indy”!