Publishers Notes

December 2018 Publisher Letter

It’s the season for peace and joy, but sometimes it feels like the season of frantic and frazzled. It’s so easy to get swept into the constantly turning holiday wheel, with events several nights each week, making plans and lists, entertaining family and friends, shopping, cooking and taking care of everyone except yourself. Perhaps your holiday plans require traveling to faraway places, through busy airports or on crowded highways, luggage bulging with gifts. The expectations upon us can be overwhelming. It’s

November 2018 Publisher Letter

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy. ~Ralph H. Blum Let’s all make it our chief mission to get through this holiday season feeling blissful and energized instead of stressed and frazzled. It’s simple, really. Immerse yourself in gratitude. I love setting aside November to practice gratitude. What better way to prepare for the season of giving than to focus attention on the countless ways we’ve been blessed. Practicing mindful gratitude will open your heart and

October 2018 Publisher Letter

I love autumn for the way it illustrates beauty within change. This shortest of seasons is a transitional period, offering time to renew and define what you want to embrace and expand, and what you’re going to let fade away like a summer tan. October is our month to center and ground before the bustle of the holiday season sweeps us toward a new year. Take extra time to meditate or simply enjoy your own company. Start practicing the recipes

September 2018 Publisher Letter

I hope your summer was filled with exciting adventures and some much needed rest and relaxation. Does the arrival of September bring changes to your routine? Whether it’s back to school, back to work, or simply putting white shoes and purses away until May, you’re going to feel an energy shift this month. The Autumn equinox on Sept 22 marks the official transition from summer to fall. As the sun crosses the celestial equator, the seasonal wheel turns. Days will begin to shorten

August 2018 Publisher Letter

August will forever remind me of harvest time, the culmination of an investment of energy, effort and faith. Growing up in the northeast, autumn was a time of reckoning for farmers, co-creators with the earth, and the natural world. The entire process of farming, from preparing the soil and planting seeds to harvesting parallels our existence. The onset of this season beckons us to assess our life’s harvest, and the manifestation of our intentions for 2018 and beyond. It’s the