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 Natural Awakenings Lancaster-Berks

Letter From the Publishers | May 2019

Kendra & Jacqueline, Co-publishers

When our minds are at ease, our bodies relax, reflecting balance and centered awareness of peace with what is. Our body in motion or at rest, when in touch with the rhythm of the moment, supports a calm and quiet mental place. The mind-body connection with its infinite wisdom offers checks and balances influencing mood, immunity, digestion and hormonal balance, all in the grand scheme of well-being. Healing traditions throughout time have followed fundamental and ancient truths, bringing the subtle aspects of our being to physical, mental and emotional balance. Deepak Chopra, world renowned physician, author and leading proponent of integrative medicine, speaks to this: “In the deeper reality, your body is a field of energy, transformation and intelligence.” 


Intricate networks innately communicate to maintain homeostasis. Chronic stress upsets the internal balancing act that carries on for our highest good. The miracles lay deep within, yet significant aspects of our health and longevity remain in our hands. This May issue takes a deeper look at essential acts of self-carethat when integrated into the daily routine, help us realign the whole self. We are worth the dedication it takes to make space for vital self-exploration, intentional play, reflection and rest. 


This month’s contributors address various approaches to restoring pathways, stabilizing mood and recharging the life force. Nurturing oneself involves a multitude of contexts, including the powerful healing collaboration of supportive groups, as well as the serenity of solitary ventures. Marlaina Donato’s feature on page 26 offers key aspects of this vast and vital practice, highlighting how a commitment to the immensely transformative force of self-compassion is essential for rounding out the holistic equation. Peaceful thoughts and a relaxed body are the epitome of strength, and true measures of a quality life. 


We invite you to journey with us as we explore and discover new ways of taking care of ourselves and enjoying each and every moment of life’s rich blooming. Happy Spring! 



Jacqueline and Kendra 

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