Letter From Publisher
Jan 01, 2015 03:53PM
By By Teona Wright
This time of year always seems like a good time to pause and reflect on the past year—and what a year of nonstop adventure it has been! When it comes to this magazine, it has been an honor and a gift to share it with our community. Meeting people that care about natural health and sustainable living and visiting lots of fun new places throughout the region has changed our lives. We trust that it is doing the same for you.
Each monthly issue of Natural Awakenings is infused with resources and ideas offering new ways of thinking plus practical tips for making positive changes in our lives. The goal is for us all to experience little inspired prompts along the way so that we each make the coming year our best yet.
We welcome in 2015, with a Whole Systems Health issue designed to jumpstart a healthy and happy new year for each of you. As I previewed my copy, I found myself immersed in new information, fresh inspiration and actionable ideas that are truly leading edge.
I’ve read and re-read S. Alison Chabonais’ Wise Words interview with Louise Hay, marveling at this pioneering thinker’s vitality and life force at 88 years young. Her simple foundational concepts for creating health and happiness revolve around nourishing mind and body and loving life. We recently had the opportunity to follow her credo during a holiday visit with family in Southern California, where we enjoyed supper at True Foods Kitchen, a concept restaurant based on Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory diet. Dining on nutritious, whole foods whipped into layers of amazing flavors—we all definitely felt the love around the table!
Linda Sechrist’s feature, “It’s All About Metabolism,” provides comprehensive coverage on a topic that’s relatively new to me, yet I already sense the impact adopting it’s message will have on my health, and that of loved ones. We are fortunate to live in a community rich in resources for whole system health, holistic care and opportunities to access other health-minded individuals. Our complementary local article, “Breaking Down Medicinal Modalities for Whole Body Health,” highlights definitions and practices we hope will prove helpful in everyone’s quest for a more natural approach to realizing optimal health and well-being.
Like our editorial sources, our advertiser and calendar resources supply ongoing opportunities to learn and connect with others in our growing sustainable living and natural health community. Why not make a new connection with a new-to-you provider that can help you take the next step forward in health, personal development and enjoying life to the fullest this year?
In the words of Louise Hay, let us “Say yes to life and the magic it brings.”