Thank you for being a reader. I hope you enjoy our March publication of Natural Awakenings.
I find myself wanting to write about the injustice of things—the penal system, gun control, blame, closed-minded people, war, violence, inequality, inappropriate behavior, prejudices and our education system—and then there’s health care and veterans’ rights. Thankfully, our magazine is not part of “the world of what’s wrong.” Seeing the problem is so easy. Want proof? Turn on a TV, a talk radio station, a political cable broadcast, the news… Everyone, it seems, has an opinion on what is wrong.
I’m proud that we are a solution magazine, a common-sense publication that chooses to see the good in everything. We strive to focus on what is right. Where change is needed, we look for new and positive ways to get there. In the coming year, I hope to bring so much more of that into our pages. Through awareness and educational articles, inspirational stories and new informative categories, we will bring you more of the good stuff. A new teen corner is in the works, along with a holistic mom column and a whole lot more of “good” to ponder.
Our magazines are dedicated to our readers’ interests. Your thoughts, your stories and your interests inspire every change we make. Text us, email us or call and let us know what we are doing well, along with what you would like to see improved. Trust me, we pay attention.
I am so lucky that, through our magazine, I have been granted a platform to encourage others—to talk of peace, love, kindness, personal growth, community, serving others, friendship, good health, nutrition, respect, becoming a steward for our planet, family, spirit and the dignity of life. I believe that when we see what is good, there is little time to see what is wrong.
Let me close with a few of my daily reminders. Do something good. Inspire someone. Make a difference. Be a kid. Smile. In all ways, create with good intention.
Joe Dunne, Publisher