South Central WI Archive
May 2015

May 2015

A bittersweet new adventure

You might not realize it, but you — yes, you — have had an incredible impact on my life.

In my role as Nature’s Pathways Editorial Director, I am often touched by the stories readers like you share about how very life-changing fitness, complementary and alternative health practices, mindfulness, and sustainable living can be. Hearing what a difference Nature’s Pathways has made in someone’s life is both inspiring and humbling. Being part of this community has brought me incredible joy.

But just as every story no matter how sweet must come to an end, my chapter at Nature’s Pathways has drawn to a close. It is with a heavy heart today that I say farewell. I have learned and accomplished so much in my time with this magazine, but I know in my soul that it is time for someone new to take the reins and provide fresh leadership to this very important cause.

I’m unbelievably excited to see what the future holds for Nature’s Pathways and its new managing editor: Grace Olson. Grace is not only an extremely talented editor and forward-thinking leader, she is my valued friend, and I know she will work every day to make Nature’s Pathways everything it can and should be.

Life seldom works out as we plan. But the unexpected can be just as sweet. And while I’ll miss all of you, I know our paths will cross again. Thank you and farewell — for now.

Rebecca Bentz, Editorial Director

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