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 Natural Awakenings Lancaster-Berks

Letter from Co-Publishers

Kendra & Jacqueline, Co-publishers

“Life is always changing; we are always changing. We live in a river of change, and a river of changes lives within us. Every day we’re given a choice: we can relax and float in the direction that the water flows, or we can swim hard against it. If we go with the river, the energy of a thousand mountain streams will be with us, filling our hearts with courage and enthusiasm. If we resist the river, we will feel rankled and tired as we tread water, stuck in the same place.” - Elizabeth Lesser, Broken Open

Here comes the sun. Here comes the sun, and I say, it’s all right.  - George Harrison

How are you? No really, how are you?

We are eager for the sun to shine on our faces, with warm breezes inviting us out of our homes and indoor spaces into fresh open air. The ground is calling us to dig and plant, woods and trails seek to transport us to worlds of moss and ferns, wildflowers and tree canopies. Waters of nearby streams beckon our gaze and reflection.

Little darlin', it's been a long cold lonely winter. Little darlin', it seems like years since it's been here. Here comes the sun, here comes the sun, and I say, it's all right.

Many of us have responded to recent challenges in the best ways we know. Powerful insights have been gained on what or who is truly important to us and what can be done without. We’ve learned that what we miss is spending time with others, good conversations and hugs. In our quieter moments, realizations come to light that we are in the process of letting go of life as it once was. Self-compassion is required as we regroup, moving into what the future holds for us. We can make use of our experiences by allowing them to change us for the good, flowing with the river, letting ourselves live into what we’re newly driven to nurture within ourselves and in our lives, feeling supported by the flow of life.  

We invite you to explore what awaits you in our pages this June, where we honor fathers, provide inspiration on compassion and share a beautifully written guide for empowering children to direct kindness towards themselves. In our feature article, “Power Up Your Brain: Six Ways to Increase Blood Flow” lies reassurance that dark chocolate benefits brain health as do biking, hiking, walking and running.  The refreshing green spaces of the great outdoors are noted in a feature by Gisele Rinaldi Siebold highlighting our local trails and parks. It’s time to get outside and breathe deeply the fresh air, setting off on summer adventures.

Let’s find ourselves continuing on the path together, acknowledging all that life brings and manifesting new ways to feel good, live simply and laugh more.  

Kendra Campbell & Jacqueline Mast, Co-owners/Publishers

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