Welcome to Our May Issue
Apr 28, 2017 07:54PM
This month, Natural Awakenings honors women everywhere, as we celebrate the life-affirming choices that found Mother’s Day. I cannot imagine any material gift that could come close to the gift of life that mothers give.
I wonder: If you could give your mother anything in the world, what would it be? Anyone who has raised a child knows the sacrifices women make to bring children into this world, and the risks encountered in raising them to be welladjusted members of society. Mothers routinely set aside personal needs to give their children what they need to thrive. They delay and even cancel personal goals to do what the family unit requires to keep going.
Millions of women are making their mark in uplifting the human condition. It turns out that feminine intuition, innovation and intelligence are leading the way in proving that it is possible to lead a wholly healthy life. As we continue to learn, both visible and invisible contributions count.
Naturally, it can start before conception. Our feature article explores Natural Motherhood (page 32), and offers some local resources for mothers. Additionally, Linda Sechrist documents how women are mobilizing to heal the world (page 38).
In terms of ongoing livelihood, local Functional Medicine Practitioner Ray Benedetto, discusses thyroid health and the need for balanced hormones. Our Community Spotlight focuses on Jeanette Goff and Nancy Ashmore co-founders of Artisans’ Day Spa in Emmaus. Their vision and skill gives women in the Lehigh Valley options for taking care of themselves and feeling good with being exposed to harsh chemicals.
I join with you in recognizing the incomparable contributions of women in our community and everywhere the sun shines.
Reid Boyer, Publisher