March 2021 Letter From PublisherFeb 27, 2021 06:01PM ● By Erica Mills
“The spring wakes us, nurtures us and revitalizes us. How often does your spring come? If you are a prisoner of the calendar, it comes once a year. If you are creating authentic power, it comes frequently, or very frequently.”
~ Gary Zukav
As we come into the month of March, I am reminded that the shorter, darker days are behind us. While the cold winter months have their own benefits, there is nothing quite like the month of March. For many it is the forgotten month, with weather that doesn’t ever seem to make up its mind, but for me it is a month of hope. Hope for green grass, rain on my face and a time to begin planning gardens and growing seedlings. Dedicating time to personal self-care inside and out. March is the promise of new life and beginnings.
In this issue, we examine many aspects of these hopeful beginnings. Learn how to eliminate puffy eyes and avoid sun damage from Hilda Dimirjian on page 11. The Ann C. Reeves series on Positive Psychology continues with the “E” for Engagement on page 12. Learn about the benefits of Ayurveda on page 14. Joan Law and Ariana Rawls Fine explore how to organize our space to maximize self-care on page 16.
We explore the process of home-grown hemp with Dr. Kristine DeMarco, who has become a hemp farmer in order to help her patients and others benefit from the organic hemp she grows to create her own CBD line of products, on page 18.
If you have ever wanted to learn more about regenerative organic farming, look no further than pages 20 through 24 of this issue. We explain why regenerative organic farming holds great promise to rebuild soil, draw carbon from the atmosphere and ultimately grow healthier food.
We look forward to seeing everyone out and about enjoying the warmer, sun-filled days to come.
All the best,