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Natural Awakenings Fairfield & Southern Litchfield Counties

Letter From Publisher November 2021

Oct 30, 2021 09:00PM ● By Erica Mills
Erica Mills

Erica Mills

Though not everyone’s favorite subject, death is part of all of our lives. It is something that we often put off talking about regarding ourselves and others, but it can actually be very beneficial and healing to have those hard discussions. This month, we have several insightful articles that handle this delicate part of life, for ourselves and our loved ones—including how to honor a lost pet.

Learn about end-of-life doulas, whose goal is to aid in the process of leaving this earth in any way that can be helpful, on page 22. On page 24, read about how after-death communications can be beneficial to those of us struggling with loss. All of these subjects are so important to contemplate, and can help with our anxiety and confusion over the subject.

Our other focus this month is on mental health—always relevant. “Healthy Brain Strategies” on page 26 discusses ways to prevent cognitive decline. Then on page 28, learn how stress is affecting the health of our brains, and what can be done to help prevent this.

Instead of the traditional talk of Thanksgiving meals, check out “Eat Well to Feel Well”, on page 16, which highlights some fun ways to include ingredients that can help boost mental health and well-being. There are some great recipes to go with this article, available online at

Of course, the holiday season is upon us, and it’s an especially great time to shop local. Many of our advertisers and local businesses and practitioners offer specials and gift certificates with the gifting season in mind. Please make a point of supporting them and sharing your favorites with friends and family. It really means so much.

In gratitude,

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