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 Natural Awakenings Lancaster-Berks

Letter From The Publishers, June 2015

May 30, 2015 10:51AM

Emma Watson’s speech to the United Nations last November was an important move in bridging gender inequality issues that have spanned decades. A voice of wisdom and strength for feminists everywhere, she also boldly addressed the blatant stereotypes affecting men and the limitations created by these societal stigmas. Her courageous call for solidarity was a big step toward the honesty needed to banish divisions and enhance mutual respect.

Our June issue explores two issues that highlight what it means to live with more freedom and less judgment within our individual roles and identities: men’s health and managing the imbalance of addiction. Our content presents holistic approaches and honors the unified effort to uphold and accept those in need of personal healing and freedom from discrimination, which illuminates the empowering fact that we are never traveling alone.

Navigating seemingly insurmountable odds in a world that is evolving to hold personal struggle within the context of a larger collective conscience can restore deep internal resources. Lifting up burdens and fears along with gifts of gratitude in the face of unmanageable circumstances is a powerful act of composure. Recovery is born of the hope that evolves from focusing on the solution and seeking equanimity by moving forward in an environment of communal support.

Responding to the swirl of the unexpected with awareness and intent can transform individuals and communities. We’d like to acknowledge the compassion and respect demonstrated through the many local fundraising efforts, as well as worldwide acts of generosity and prayer, that have taken place over the past month in response to the devastating effects of the major earthquakes in Nepal.

Join us in remembering and sending love to those struggling along difficult paths this month, and also in supporting the men in all of our lives to attain the balance they need and deserve. 

~Jacqueline Mast & Kendra Campbell, Co-Publishers

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