South Central WI Archive
July 2014

July 2014

Happy Independence Day!

This month marks our nation’s 238th birthday. It’s not a nice, neatly numbered anniversary like the 200th or 250th, to be sure — but it is an important one. Those 238 years show that Americans are still dedicated to pursuing and protecting freedom, whatever that might mean to them individually and as a nation.

For some, freedom means the ability to make a living doing what they love, perhaps by sharing with others not only the physical, but the spiritual and psychological benefits of yoga. For others, it’s the right to say what they really think or to make sure everyone has the information they need to make informed choices (we here at Nature’s Pathways are pretty partial to this one, we’ll admit). And for others still, it’s the simple opportunity to live a healthy, happy life, enjoying the company of friends and family.

What are the freedoms you hold most dear? What do you fight for in your life?

Perhaps you believe it is of the utmost importance to enjoy unspoiled, untainted natural resources, like Jill Carlson with Holy Wisdom Monastery. Learn about how you can help protect the environment in Jill’s article, “Going green to save the planet.”

If you wish to pursue your freedom from too much materialism or clutter, Jeanine Hanson of The Organizers has tips on preparing to lead a simpler life in “Too much stuff dragging you down?”

Some crave freedom from the daily 9-to-5 grind. New writer Dan Conlon offers insight into how owning a home-based business can help individuals “Crack the prosperity code.”

Perhaps you also want to pursue the knowledge needed to help your furry friends lead healthy long lives. Lori Scarlett of Four Lakes Veterinary Clinic asks, “Has your cat seen a veterinarian lately?” and Kimberly Maahs of Salon Fido reminds us, “If it’s hot for you, it’s hot for them.”

This July, take some time to reflect on those opportunities you wouldn’t want to live without and do your part to keep freedom alive.

Wishing you good health in all respects,

The Nature’s Pathways Team

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