In Rhonda Byrne’s moving book The Power, she urges, “Love, because when you love, you are using the greatest power in the universe.” Yes, loving and being loved are so vital to our health and happiness that we don’t always live well without them. Love may be the core motivation for every positive action we undertake, and gratitude for love brings even more love. So, thank you for joining us this February as we show our love more fully for people and the planet.
The central organ associated with love is most certainly the heart, so with that in mind, much of our content shines a light on its health this month. From women’s cardiac function to heart-friendly foods (Soup’s on!), this issue is sure to warm the heart in many ways.
As I read this month’s inspiration department “A Common Heart Song: Whales Lead the Way,” by Mark Nepo (see page 22 of the printed magazine), I was struck by his words about humanity’s connectedness. Love is definitely at its foundation, and I hope, despite the chill in the air this time of year, that you are taking time to savor all the things, experiences, places, people and pets in your life that bring forth warm and fuzzy feelings inside. After all, it is in these moments that vitality abounds! And when we connect with others, love surely grows.
A related focus in the natural living community is the concept of self-care; loving yourself enough to consciously nurture your health and take responsibility for your own well-being. Our pages are always filled with ways to eat better foods that the body readily assimilates; move the body in ways that avoid injury and maximize results; and find healthcare professionals that place healing as the top priority for their clients.
Each month, we put so much love into creating this magazine for you. I hope you experience that love in some measure as you continually reignite your heart’s desire and commitment to living your best life. May we all be inspired to love our life and all the good it has to offer!
Carolyn Coogan, Publisher