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Natural Awakenings Central Florida / Orlando

Ready to Move Forward to Better Days

“If you want others to be happy, practice Compassion. If you want to be happy, practice
Compassion.” ~ The Dalai Lama

Here we are at the end of the most challenging year of my life: 2020. Like me, are you ready to move forward to better days? If so, you will find many wise words within these pages.

Our feature article focuses on re-writing a new world story which helps heal us and the planet (pp 16-19). We are all connected—and our Undivided Wholeness is crucial—now more than ever.

What does it mean to Be Fearless? Cassandra Curley reminds us that “we are part of Nature—a force greater than resources, power, and limiting beliefs.” See her timely article “What Would Nature Do?” on p15. A must read!

A message we hear throughout the year, and especially during the holidays, is “Buy Local.” Facing
competition from big chains such as Walmart or internet companies like Amazon, our local businesses need your support. We hope you will “pay where you play.” Most of our advertisers offer holiday gift certificates! This free magazine is possible solely due to their support, and they will appreciate your patronage, too.

Finally, check out our Singing article (p. 28). Humming and singing are free and full of health benefits. My 87-years young Mother can attest. She shares “Singing has always been a meaningful—and an essential—part of my life. From every school chorus to church choir to college ensemble to many years in The Bach Festival Choir—and now I am in the Young at Heart Chorus.” No matter your experience, we can all sing to our heart’s content. Give it a try!

This morning I’m singing the Daybreak Barry Manilow song—Remember this one? “I’m singin’ to the world, it’s time we let the spirit come in…and Let it shine, shine, shine all around the world!”

All Together Now: Fa la la la la la la…!

Here’s to a Happy and Healthy New Year Ahead,


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