Letter from Publisher
This edition celebrates change makers— people that set out to make a recognizable difference in their communities and beyond. They come from all walks of life, with diverse backgrounds, skills and sense of purpose.
In reading Linda Sechrist’s feature article, “Change Makers: Inspired to Act,” we feel uplifted through realizing the powerful ripple effect that’s possible from even one person working to make our world a better place. Indianapolis’ own Richard Brendan brings us close to home with his article “Three Local Game Changers,” shining a light on individuals committed to enhancing life in our community. It all brings to mind a famous quote by American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
As an organization comprised of compassionate, committed individuals working to boost the well-being of 95 communities across America, I consider Natural Awakenings a change maker. Sharing leading-edge information and suggesting actionable solutions for living a healthier lifestyle aligned with a healthy environment is the goal of each member of our local and national team. As this magazine’s Indianapolis publisher, I’m honored to spread the word about all the good things going on here and elsewhere as we invite readers to also join us in advocating and acting on behalf of far-reaching changes needed to effectively address health and environmental concerns.
Socrates, an early founder of Western philosophy, advised, “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” Natural Awakenings readers take such advice to heart. This month, we take a look at how chiropractic care continues to evolve and how its practitioners are continuing change makers, both addressing an expanded range of health issues and fostering other complementary health modalities.
Dr. Kyle Peacock and his team at Peacock Family Chiropractic, in Fishers, are committed to making a difference in the health and wellness of our community. They host periodic events and monthly community dinners to share information and hope. This month, they are presenting Cancer Killers Health Makeover: Getting to the Cause, on October 8. Learn more in Dr. Peacock’s article, “Cancer Requires More than Standing or Walking for the Cure.”
I am encouraged by so many examples of individuals and groups striving to make a difference in the lives of others. Each of us has within us the power to be a change maker. Let change begin anew, with you and me, be it a simple act of kindness, volunteering for a cause or whatever we are led to think, say or do to be the change we wish to see in the world.
Teona Wright, Publisher