Jan 01, 2015 07:42PM
The January issue of Natural Awakenings has deep meaning for me, as it marks my first anniversary of being publisher! It has been an exciting year, and I thank my staff for all their hard work helping me create the magazine you see here today. My goal is to provide our readers with an informative and educational magazine that piques your varied interests and encourages you to look forward to every issue. I welcome your feedback on what you do like to read and what you’d like to see more of. Please email me at [email protected] with any comments you have.
If you’re like me, this is the time of the year to set some new goals, including exercising more, eating healthier foods, reducing stress or, with a little more self-discipline, all of the above. This issue is chocked full of articles that will help motivate you and give you tips on a healthier lifestyle. I know you’ll enjoy Linda Sechrist’s articles on balancing diet with metabolic health and hormones. Lisa Marlene examines the effect of interval training with insulin levels, and Shawn Messonnier explores the myths and facts of anesthesia.
Provocative viewpoints help us examine some long-held beliefs, while others help us realize our limitations. On the local front, our monthly News Briefs keep you up-to-date on happenings within Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties. And Juliette Jones offers an introductory column on the importance of preserving the honey bee through backyard beekeeping.
In our busy lives, we sometimes strive too much for perfection, as Elizabeth Lombardo explains in her article. The New Year can be an impetus for positive change, or it can create an unrealistic expectation of what we can comfortably and happily accomplish. Of course, this results in lower self-esteem and a “might as well give up” attitude. Let’s live for balance, through exercise, diet, hobbies and health, to make 2015 our best year ever.
Happy New Year, new you, in 2015!