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From the Publisher

Oct 23, 2014 09:19PM
Happy Thanksgiving, dear friends,

How quickly we have gotten into the time of year when our thoughts and efforts tend to focus on others—with family, friends and co-workers—while thinking about the abounding ways that we can seek gratitude in our lives. The anticipation as we move into the holidays is always a joyful time. With that in mind, our team here at Natural Awakenings has put together an issue that focuses on you. Our theme this month is personal empowerment and the ways in which you, as an individual, can feel emboldened to live the type of life that you would like to live. Our feature article “Powerful You! Six Ways to Create the Life You Want” by Judith Fertig is a practical guide to assessing your life in terms of work, relationships, physical health, finances, emotional health and spirituality—helping you to discern where you would like to move it in the months and years ahead. A complementary theme for this November issue is natural beauty. We offer a number of articles that talk about finding the real beauty in you and the many ways in which you can enhance your beauty with food, products and services that ‘love your face and body." I recently made the switch to all organic skin care products and discovered that skin for “a woman my age” can feel amazing. We recognize that not all of our experiences are joyful and empowering. For many, pain is a part of our everyday experience and is felt acutely at the holidays. Dr. Chas Gant, MD, Ph.D, one of our local and national treasures in the field of functional medicine, offers his thoughts on pain and provides medical, psychological and spiritual avenues to deal with pain in our own lives. We will also be offering a free seminar with Dr. Chas on this topic November 18 in Fairfax. Read his article for more details on that event. Finally, I want to thank the thousands of you who came to the healthy living Expo at Dawson’s Market in Rockville last month. My team and I had a fabulous time meeting so many of you and learning the lengths to which you drove to be with us that day. We had a full lineup of great speakers and a lot of enthusiasm about the connections that Natural Awakenings can help create among this community of holistic health and green living seekers. Stay tuned as we bring more of these events to you throughout the greater D.C. area in 2015.

With much gratitude,


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