letter from the publisher
Happy New Year! I hope you had a memorable holiday season and are looking forward to 2020. I read something the other day that made me stop and think. It said, “There are 365 days in a year – what will you do today to make sure it counts?”
In this issue, we’ve showcased Top Doctors and Top Beauty Advisors to help you reach your overall goals. Most of us share the aspiration to look and feel our best, and to be healthy and active for a very long time. Often, it’s that extraordinary doctor providing compassionate care who motivates us to live a better life. We’re proud to present our readers’ choices for Top Doctor and Top Beauty Expert starting on page 12. They’re highly qualified, and their experience and dedication can help you in your journey to achieve your goals this year.
It’s funny how fast milestones creep up on us – the beginning of another year; a new decade. In the blink of an eye, millennials are already between 18 and 38! The pace of change can sometime feel a bit scary, primarily because it’s not easy keeping up with constant shifts. Therefore, it’s important to try and pause for a moment and think about how far you’ve come.
Before you set goals for 2020, take a moment to reflect on all the small victories and give yourself a little credit. Even if the place you’re currently in isn’t perfect, if you’re reading this issue, I’m rather certain it’s better than most. I hope that pausing to ponder how far you’ve come will invigorate you to dream bigger, bolder, and clearer in 2020.
Many people are making New Year’s resolutions to be healthier and wealthier, and perhaps some are even considering a complete overhaul. Too often, we think of “success” or doing what we love as an end. What so many fail to realize is that it’s more of an approach to the journey itself. You’re successful when you’re walking your path; always learning; always growing. When you’re doing what you love and view every moment as an opportunity. If you feel like you need a bit of direction to get you started, make sure to read “7 Steps to Transforming Your Life in 2020” on page 23.
January 11 is the Blue Campaign’s “Wear Blue Day,” when we can all pledge our solidarity with victims of human trafficking and raise awareness about, and work to end, this heinous crime. You can participate by wearing blue and contributing to the campaign on social media using #WearBlueDay. Everyone can help bring trafficking out of the shadows and into plain sight. If you don’t think it’s happening in our communities, think again. Check out “Human Trafficking in My Community? No Way!” on page 24.
Wishing you a safe, happy, and healthy 2020! Until next time, go out and make every day count!
P.S. We would love to hear from you about the steps you’re taking towards a healthier, more fulfilling future. Perhaps your story would help others take control of their lives as well. Drop us a line and share your successes, both large and small, along with ideas and suggestions, at firstname.lastname@example.org.