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Natural Awakenings Milwaukee Magazine

May 2022 Publisher Letter

May 01, 2022 12:00AM ● By Jordan Peschek
Jordan Peschek

Publisher Jordan Peschek

Spring is a time of renewal and rebirth, so it’s fitting that we celebrate Mother’s Day during its reign. Through one lens, motherhood can be seen as perhaps the most valuable role in life, in that mothers birth the world. Mothers also do the ordinary extraordinarily. They are the role models, multi-taskers, heart-openers, life-givers. They are leaders that show us how to love and how to give, how to support and nurture and nourish. They remind us that taking care of each other, ourselves and Mother Earth are all integral to a beautiful mind, body, soul and planet. To those who are mothers, we express love and reverence to you this Mother’s Day. To those who are mothers at heart, we embrace and are grateful for you, too.

Below, I’ve included an excerpt from an article by Marlaina Donato, a mind-body-spirit author, composer and artist who shares an inspiring message with all of us this month. Her message moves me, and I hope it inspires you, too. See the full article, Mothering the World, at

“All that is brought to fruition has someone behind the scenes tending to its innate potential. The quality of nurturing permeates both the human and the natural world and goes much deeper than raising beloved offspring. Whether it be a well-balanced child, a verdant backyard garden or the premiere performance of a symphony, tending to what we love can yield great things. Equally rewarding, nourishing what we find challenging or uncomfortable can deepen our human experience.”

Happy Mother’s Day to you and yours,

Jordan Peschek, RN-BSN, Publisher