“For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
After a holiday of high stress and unshakeable flu and chest-cracking colds, this month’s issue of BLISS really hit home. It was personal, as I labored through a crazy season that saw me take my eyes off what it means to feel love and be happy.
As we enter 2020, let’s move past distractions, negativity and naysayers holding us back. Stand strong and make self-love and happiness a sacred goal to be shaped each and every day. To help you get there, our team at WomanScape proudly introduces January’s BLISS magazine.
We think you’ll agree, the people, places, histories and artful exploration of all things joyful will awaken your sense of possibility and desire for greater joy, meaning, love and community.
This month’s changemakers are exceptional, from the captivating history of Maura O’Halloran, a brilliant Irish mathematician and linguist turned Zen saint to Joan Ball, the first match-making computer-driven love guru. Whiskey-maker Claire Marin shows us how the secret life of bees can re-energize a community, and America’s doctor of happiness, Dr. Jay Kumar, and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Maria Marlowe, set us on a renewed journey to happiness.
For those who have experienced violence, meet Kacey Kells and her healing path. Jewelry-maker Paloma Sanchez weds beauty and happiness with dreamy results, not unlike our travel escape to Costa Rica and artful chocolate confections that add reinforcements. But when you read our special interview with seven-year-old Ava, who defies her body’s refusal to communicate with her brain, this story takes inspiration to a whole new level.
Welcome 2020 with artful stories and joyful experiences. Let bliss be your guide.