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January Letter from the Publisher

Jan 01, 2022 04:41PM ● By Shanna Warner

Living the Holistic Life

Happy 2022! Welcome to a new year and a new chance to make the changes that you sincerely want in your life. We all dream about the way THIS year will be different; that’s the fun and fantasy we experience every January 1st. Your dreams are important, for sure, but transforming those dreams into reality? This is where the fun begins. 

Mark and I believe that living a more holistic life is part of making dreams come true. We talk a lot about “holistic” choices in this magazine. But what exactly does that mean? From the Oxford Dictionary, holistic is defined as: 

PHILOSOPHY - characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole,

MEDICINE - characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease.

The holistic connections between your mind, body and spirit are important. We all know what we put into our body makes a difference. The food we eat can contribute to health or disease. It’s the same with the mind and spirit. What we think, what we focus on, who we listen to, who we hang out with or follow on social media—all of those are important. The interactions we have with each other and the environment are also part of the interconnected whole. That’s the reason “Healthy Living, Healthy Planet” is our tagline on the cover of every magazine. 

We are excited about the great healthy articles and stories we have lined up for 2022. And, in case you guys haven't noticed yet, we like to push the boundaries a bit and explore the cutting edge of knowledge and research. Accepted ideas of today were once revolutionary, seen as impossible or even taboo. Just 200 years ago, our ancestors could not have imagined the healthy choices we have today. Change happens, and the holistic concepts of tomorrow are just around the corner. 

Mark and I are proud to bring this magazine to you, and we are grateful to be a small part of your holistic life. We look forward to seeing how you transform your dreams into a new reality.

With love and veggies,