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Love Connects All of Us

Welcome to the February edition! This issue is about love and your heart. Love connects all of us, expanding our strengths and abilities, giving us the power to accomplish what we were designed to do. Love has no ego, no judgment; it’s literally from your heart. Heart-centered living is what we should all strive for. Coherence of heart and mind creates a perfect internal rhythm and ease in navigating life’s ups and downs. Viewing life through your heart gives clarity to decision-making, as well as kindness in challenging times and inner peace no matter the circumstances of your life.

If you feel like you’ve gotten off-track, this edition features articles about heart-centered living, heart health and living in the present. In Becoming Heart-Minded, Sara Blondin explains how to turn within and find our heart center instantly, returning to the kingdom of our heart, even in times of chaos. Also see Tools for Inner Peace to discover techniques for deeper immersion in meditation practice.

Eating for our heart is featured with several easy, heart-healthy recipes. Heart disease is progressive, as factors including diet, exercise and lifestyle affect our heart and vessels over time. It’s never too late to optimize heart function by making changes to reverse damage and strengthen this essential muscle. My favorite is the blueberry and pumpkin seed yogurt bark, served frozen. An easy and healthy alternative to ice cream or frozen treats, you can substitute diced strawberries or raspberries in this simple, five-ingredient recipe.

Love can come in small packages, and our Natural Pet section offers advice on small, furry pets such as hamsters, guinea pigs and rabbits. For many, these pocket pets are the perfect companion.

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We hope you enjoy this February edition, prepared for you with much love.

Rebecca Young, Publisher