Change. Some of us fear it. Others embrace it. One thing is for certain, though: it is inescapable. This month we say goodbye to a dear friend, who has been with us since the inception of our Northeast Wisconsin edition in 2006. Jen Walla, our beloved editor, is making a change in her life and embracing a new opportunity. We will miss her warm smile, quick wit and unique personality. Not only does she leave big shoes to fill, but an empty spot in our hearts as well. Best wishes, Jen!
Those of you who have made resolutions for this New Year can relate to change as well. One month in, and it has taken some real commitment to get to this point. If you are not doing so well with your resolution, I encourage you to keep trying. I tend to relate making resolutions to riding a bike. If you fail, you keep getting back on. Failure doesn’t mean you have to stop trying. It means trying again with some good knowledge under your belt.
This month’s contributors have some excellent knowledge to share. In an area where we all may need a little change, Wendy Fahrbach shares the reasons why we need to show ourselves some love! Though it may not feel comfortable at first, because we tend to put everyone else’s needs before our own, setting loving intentions for ourselves can truly result in a happier you. If losing weight is your resolution for 2012, Christine Vander Wielen explains how we can break free from emotional eating and develop a better relationship to food. And that’s just a start. Read on for more enlightening articles.
I am excited to have this opportunity to take the baton from Jen. It is a wonderful feeling to be a team member at Nature’s Pathways and to be able to help facilitate theeducation of those interested in pursuing a healthy lifestyle. In my role as assistant editor, prior to Jen’s departure, I had the chance to get to know many of you, our loyal readers and advertisers, and I look forward to connecting with all of you each month. Sometimes on our journey to better health we need some encouragement, and I hope to be a source of that for you.
In health and happiness,