Editor’s note: Happy Easter to those who celebrate! What a perfect example of “new beginnings,” our theme this month. Wishing all who celebrate a wonderful holiday and a special time of reflection on its meaning.
April is FINALLY here! I am so happy to see winter on its way out and the signs of spring making themselves visible a bit more each and every day. Schools have been – or are in the process – of spring break, spring colors are coming out in stores, and it’s warmer, sunnier, and just brighter. Yes, it’s spring! A season of change after the cold and sometimes very gray winter, and a welcomed one with me! Not only can spring bring changes in the season, it can bring changes with ourselves as well. What better time to ‘start over’ if you are looking to make some sort of change in your life and create your own “new beginning”?
Let us hear from you about what kind of changes you have in store for your “new beginning.” Maybe you are going to redecorate a room in your house. Or even the whole house! Or maybe it’s something even more dramatic like looking for a new job or making some big career moves. Or maybe it’s taking a small step towards a larger goal like getting back on the healthy eating plan you started back in January. Whatever it is, big or small, we would love to hear about your plans, your journey, and how you stay inspired and motivated to create your “new beginning.” Please “like” us on Facebook (Women Survivors Alliance and New Focus Daily) and follow us on Twitter (@WomenSurvivors, @NFDsurvivorsmag) so you can keep up with us – AND let us hear from YOU!
We are also looking for STORIES as part of the Untold project I shared with you back in January. Sometimes we aren’t looking for change, but change finds us – and oftentimes leaves us better for it.
Want to learn more about Untold? Take a look at our big announcement from earlier this year and see what all of the fuss is about – and then be part of it! What better way to share your personal story and support others who might be struggling with their own “new beginning’ – when they were perfectly content with their life as it was going, thank you very much. These stories are meant to inspire in spite of some of the challenges life throws at us.
In this gorgeous month of spring, in addition to new beginnings and featured Untold stories, we recognize National Minority Health Month as well as World Health Day on April 7th. We recognize the entire first week of April as National Public Health Week, and of course we have some of your favorite NFD contributors back with some fresh new content – Jessica Meyer, Linda Ragsdale, and Chef Mary Stodola will be back, as will one of our newbies-turned-regular, Cindy Small and Jean Criss, our intimate apparel designer extraordinaire. Look for special content this month that features articles that fit right in with some of these important health observances as well as surprises from our NFD contributors.
Have a warm, sunny April filled with new beginnings, hope, inspiration, love, and of course good health!
Be educated, empowered, INSPIRED, and stay survivor-strong!