For many, just the word November conjures up thoughts of Thanksgiving Day. One of the best things about this holiday, besides the family togetherness, is that it forces us to take a day to stop and think about all of the good in our lives. The commercialism isn’t too overwhelming, there’s no pressure to buy gifts to show our gratitude and, if you’re not the one cooking for a houseful, it can be a restful, peaceful day in an otherwise hectic world.
We all have many things to be thankful for, though some of us are much better at acknowledging and expressing that gratitude. One thing I think many of us who enjoy good health often overlook is just that, our health. Unless we’ve had a medical issue of our own or in our family, it can be easy to take our health for granted. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of reading many articles from business owners who have devoted their lives to sharing with others services or products that cured them of their ills. Now they know how to show their gratitude!
Let’s consider showing our appreciation for good health by lending our attention to this month’s national awareness conditions, including: Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy and stomach cancer. It’s an opportunity to take action by becoming an advocate or volunteer, making a donation or maybe just being more supportive of those not as fortunate with their health.
I am happy to share some wonderful articles with you this month. Alexandria Binkowski educates us about auriculotherapy, healing by way of the ear — something that may be new to some of you. Jennifer Nowicki shares the long history and many health benefits of yerba mate; you may want to try the tea! Will Allen reminds us that it’s still growing season at Growing Power and that nutritious, locally derived fare is available for the holidays. And, there’s much more, so please read on!
Best wishes to all of you and your families as you continue to make healthy choices in your lives. Please take some time to express your gratitude for at least one good thing this Thanksgiving. I appreciate all of you who read and contribute to this “bountiful” publication!
In health and happiness,