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January 2019

Letter From the Publisher, Maureen Hart Cary

Welcome to a new year!

The older I get, the faster the years fly by, but I am always excited at the prospect of fresh beginnings. They offer pivotal points to pause and reflect upon the choices we have made and determine if we want to continue along that same path or create different opportunities for ourselves. I typically start my New Year off with assorted lofty goals, and then proceed to reset them at various points throughout the year. It’s fun to stand at the precipice of a new year—all that possibility stretched out in front like an empty slate waiting for us to fill up, or not as the case may be.

2019 is already shaping up to be as crazy as 2018, begging the question, “Is crazy the new normal?” The increase in technology has provided us with the opportunity to be endlessly, incessantly busy. When speaking with people that say how busy they are (myself included), I often wonder, “What is it we are all running around doing? And how much of it is really important or relevant?” At the top of my resolution list is to slow down, be more present and appreciate more moments.

This month’s issue is jam packed with tips and information to help you on your path. In our feature article, “Kick-Start Organ Vitality”, I love that author Ronica A. O’Hara doesn’t just tell us what to do but suggests that we assess our body and includes practical tips for what to eat, drink and supplement, and how to move our whole body. I’m adding a few of these to my ever-growing resolution list.

It is so exciting to read about the new BioMed Center, right here in downtown Providence. From the patient advocates seated when you first step in that walk you through the process, to the cutting-edge treatments in both medical and dental, a trip to BioMed is like nothing we have ever seen in Rhode Island. We welcome them gratefully.

January feels like a natural time to contemplate the state of our personal health and wellness. A new year conjures the innate need to activate change toward a fresh start and new views. Each moment is an opportunity to make a better choice and live a better life. Let’s make 2019 all we can be!

Maureen Cary
RI | Natural Awakenings |  401-709-2473