Letter from Publisher: Feel Good, Live Simply, Laugh More
For several years, this tagline appeared on the cover of Natural Awakenings magazines, a reminder of how our readers aspire to realize a naturally healthy and satisfying life. Although the words have been removed from our redesigned cover to yield room for our new look, they continue to sustain the spirit of all we do.
This spirit is evident in the local practitioners, service providers, retailers, coaches and constituents we meet every day, who generously share their expertise. It permeates our loyal and growing readership, which daily benefits from adopting enhanced habits of the heart and life. It guides our content.
This month’s feature article by Lisa Marshall, “Dial Down Stress,” provides helpful insights and how-to-tips for keeping our cool even in tough times. Our local feature by Allie McFee, “Common Forms of Stress and Local Natural Relief,” shines a light on additional resources and techniques close to home. It feels good knowing how we can chill out virtually any time we choose.
We are ever humbled by the abundance of quality connections, personal growth and simple practices for well-being that result through the efforts of our expanding natural living circle. Together we are making a positive difference in the world, starting in each local community touched by our readers, and progress beckons in the new year.
We invite you to join us in celebrating the magazine’s fresh, bold redesign introduced this month for 2018 and beyond. It’s all intended to serve you even better, from the new logo, streamlined layout and larger graphics to the overall crisper look and feel. It represents the commitment of our publishing family to provide up-todate content in a reader-friendly context.
Our goal is to bring you a vibrant and engaging reading experience. We welcome your comments and, as always, your ideas and tips to aid us in covering what’s going on around town.
We’re all in this together, grateful to our advertisers, contributors, business distribution points and every reader for making this magazine possible each month. Your support and inspiration are helping each of us along our path to a healthier body, mind and spirit.
A better world is possible in 2018 and beyond, and I understand that the changes I desire must start within me first, especially if they are doing and feeling good, living simply and laughing more.
To new beginnings,
Teona Wright, Publisher