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 Natural Awakenings Lancaster-Berks

Letter From the Publishers March 2015

Feb 26, 2015 03:34PM

Our body can lead us if we let it. Loaded with innate intelligence, its discerning guidance is one of life’s greatest gifts toward healthy and loving choices. The voyage of self-discovery in learning how to naturally nurture ourselves develops in a sea of ever-changing options and deepens with our growing awareness of the life ingredients that calm and satisfy.

Any act of nourishment or soul-support is a personal journey into fulfilling basic needs, yet also directly affects the plant and animal kingdom with which we share the Earth. Our choices may tap into our ethical human responsibilities and are influenced by the intersection of longings, indulgences and unique physiology. Recognition of our innate wholeness creates a starting point of gratitude so that rather than filling voids, the venture of sustenance can be a joy-filled path to more expansive relationships with the world around us.

This month’s edition combines the topics of animal welfare and readily available healthy cuisine; illuminating two paths that consciously and gently allow us to tend to the planet, ourselves and our feathered and four-legged friends. The profoundly therapeutic bond between humans and animals can be a special harmony, masterfully fulfilling in the simplicity and ease of shared presence. I thought I had met all of my most influential teachers, until two-and-a-half years ago, when the universe opened and brought a beloved border collie/Aussie mix, Shane, into our home.

Quality of being is enhanced through living out the depth of experiences in the choices that anchor our hearts in contentment. 2015 continues as a time of grounded action, with realistic opportunities for individual diets, mindfully chosen food sources and attention to pets in need, all supported by a plethora of local advocates for these timely ideals. A list of animal rescue organizations on page 17, along with our community spotlight on the delicious Skinny Park Juice are both examples of such resourceful endeavors.

                         ~Jacqueline

May this new month bring a dose of sunshine and continued adventures exploring the abundance of healthy comforts in our local and world communities.

                         ~Jacqueline & Kendra, Co-Publishers

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