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Natural Awakenings Fairfield County & Housatonic Valley CT

November 2018 Letter From Publisher

Nicole Miale, publisher

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” ~Melody Beattie

As the days turn colder and we approach the start of the busy holiday season, now is a perfect time to formulate and implement plans for keeping ourselves and our families healthy for the festivities (and trials) this time of year can bring. Boosting immune systems and avoiding triggers that create potential for ill health are the major keys for finding and maintaining balance. Following our experts’ advice, some small nutritional adjustments and lifestyle changes can reap huge benefits in being able to enjoy the holiday season without the sniffles and illnesses that may typically show up around this time. 

Being proactive about the state of our home’s health is something that can seem daunting—is anyone else guilty of willfully ignoring clutter piles and potential health hazards in their home or is it just me?! We asked a few local experts to weigh in with ideas and practical strategies for creating a healthier and more peaceful home space. Taking the time to do so will support and even enhance any efforts you are taking with your physical body. Some home wellness projects are big-ticket items, but even simple things like adding a plant or Himalayan salt lamp to a space—great holiday gift idea!—can easily change the health of a room for the better. My allergies got significantly better once we brought more live plants and salt lamps into our home so I can personally vouch for the ease and efficacy of those two simple examples.

We at Natural Awakenings are thankful for any part we may play in your enjoyment of the season. Thank you for reading, distributing and advertising with us! Without the support of the community, this publication would not exist; we are grateful for your interest and positive feedback about what we’re doing. 

Wishing you and your families’ vibrant good health, endless abundance and a flow of gratitude this month and always… 

With love and light,


“Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action.”
~Mother Teresa

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