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Natural Awakenings South Central Pennsylvania

Happy Valentine's Day

Jan 31, 2015 12:33PM

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of our readers and advertisers. We appreciate the relationships we’ve forged over the last four years and believe we’re just beginning to uncover the layers of opportunity for growth, education, healing and self-expression which connect us all.

Every day is an opportunity to express the love and connection that we acknowledge on February 14. I have the broader sense that Cupid’s arrow is in flight all year long here at Natural Awakenings. The love, sharing and positive energy we receive through personal interactions and community gatherings is inspiring. As we continue to lay the foundation as a trusted platform for educating consumers about natural health and wellness, sustainable living and personal growth, we are blessed to build and share meaningful personal and professional relationships along the way.

Some of this relationship-building is evident each month at the local Natural Network meeting, coordinated and hosted by our Community Liaison, Helen Hoover. If you are a local business with a mission of natural, healthy living, consider joining us each month to network and share your message with other like-minded entrepreneurs, because connecting and building synergies is beneficial to us all and to the readers and consumers we serve. Look for the meeting announcement each month in the magazine and be sure to sign up for our monthly email newsletter at

Meetings are usually held at the Cornerstone Café, in Camp Hill; however, last month, we had a wonderful meeting at Reiki by Rickie’s Reiki Space, in Harrisburg. While there, I utilized the lending library and borrowed the audio CD entitled Conscious Aging, by Ram Dass. It is a wonderful reflection that helped me gain further personal perspective on handling the grief associated with death and dying. Irrespective of your personal spiritual beliefs, the emotional toll of loss can be extreme. You are lovingly invited to read Kathleen Barnes’ Healing Ways article entitled, “Gentling Grief,” on page 26 for remedies to heal the heart.

I am reminded often that death is part of the circle of life and it is a wake-up call to, in fact, seize the day. There’s been a lot of personal day-seizing going on for me since the turn of the new year, starting with a 15-day detox cleanse, regular exercise, yoga classes, weekly therapeutic massages and a consistent schedule of reading and journaling.

The year is young, the calendar keeps moving, and yet time and space may all be just an illusion. Find the time, make the time, to craft the life, body, health, mind and soulful relationships that you deserve, while remembering to feel good, live simply and laugh more.

Dave Korba, Publisher

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