Letter from the Publisher September 2017
Sep 01, 2017 12:59PM
As we prepare to move from summer into autumn (which, let’s be honest, doesn’t feel much different here on the Suncoast!), our schedules are getting busier, we’re helping the kids settle into a new school year, and we’re starting to plan ahead for the holidays in just a couple months. During this transitional season, it’s almost too easy to forget about our commitment to wellness and balance in the hectic pace of life, but these elements can’t be overlooked.
This month, Natural Awakenings is shining a spotlight on the importance of self-care and its role in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In this issue, you’ll find insights and inspiration for re-connecting to a more centered, grounded version of yourself––regardless of how old you are or what’s happening in your world. Let’s take a peek inside...
Our feature article for this month is all about “Artfully Creative and Enriching Elderhood” which promotes the idea of creatively-conceived aging through a positive attitude, spiritual connection, artistic expression and self-acceptance. This article shows that discovering purpose and meaning within yourself is attainable, no matter what stage of life you’re in right now.
Next, in an excerpt from her best-selling book Love Warrior, South Florida based author, blogger and activist Glennon Doyle Melton discusses the true “Essence of Beauty.” This article encourages us to look past each other’s––and our own––appearances and focus instead on what makes us glow from within. In a culture where external standards are over-emphasized, we could all use a reminder that inner beauty is what makes us most attractive, noticeable and engaging to the people we care about. If you need a healthy dose of self-love, this article is for you!
Finally, throughout September, we celebrate National Yoga Month, and this is particularly meaningful in our area where the yoga community thrives. This issue’s “Fit Body” article points out the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of a consistent yoga practice. If you’ve been wanting to learn more about this ancient healing art, this article can give you the resources to get started on a mindful yoga path.
As usual, that’s just a snippet of everything this issue has to offer, and I hope you find both enlightenment and pure enjoyment inside these pages. Please don’t hesitate to send any comments, questions or feedback to [email protected], and here’s to a season of loving ourselves!