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Natural Awakenings Milwaukee Magazine

Letter from Publisher

Apr 30, 2021 08:30AM ● By Jordan Peschek
Within each human being lies a masculine mind and a feminine heart, just as the yin and yang in nature reflects the harmonious balance of masculine and feminine. With human nature threatening the balance of Mother Nature, it is important now more than ever to promote healthy living on a healthy planet.

Some say that the age-old repression of feminine energy is at the root of this imbalance. Our May 2021 issue of Natural Awakenings is dedicated to Women’s Wellness, in celebration of womanhood and femininity. We wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers out there, and hope that you enjoy this issue’s inspiration for living healthfully and harmoniously with nature.

We often discover that, in nature, we truly connect with the Mother and ourselves. Such a beautiful parallel can be seen between the spring, as Mother Earth gives birth to foliage and fauna, and pregnancy, as a woman brings the miracle of human life into this world. How wonderfully interconnected they both are! In this issue, our Healthy Kids department offers holistic tips for expecting moms, and recipes for DIY natural baby food can be found in our Conscious Eating department.

We all know that we feel good when we look good. When we can make green choices in our fashion and beauty routine, it feels even better. Find out how in our sustainable fashion article on page 30 and our eco-beauty ideas on page 13. What’s more, you can learn how to prevent and/or manage five top health concerns for women in our feature article on page 16.

Finally, we highlight several Milwaukee women who make a difference right here in our community, including Dr. Joanne Aponte who offers insight regarding perimenopause, Cindy Carlson who shares with us Reiki for Self-Care, and three other local health leaders in our Community Spotlight.

Here’s to Health,

Jordan Peschek, RN-BSN