OW – what a year 2020 has been! I can’t be- lieve we’re only two months away from 2021. We have to hope it can only get better. How

do you even put into words what all of us have gone through this year? Many of us have lost so much, some of us have gained wonderful things, but one thing is for sure…all of us have been changed in one way or another.

Each November as we enter the holiday season, I encourage each of you to take time to review and refl ect on the past year. I think it’s more important this year than ever. I feel like so many people are focused on the negative and what was lost, and while I’m not suggesting we sweep that away, I am hopeful that you can fi nd the positive in all that has happened this year. I believe that’s the only way we can deal with tragedy and loss and begin the process of healing and moving forward.

Ask yourself: what were your successes, your challenges, your surprises and most of all what do you have to be thankful for? What changed positively for you? Did you have more time with family, did you start a new career, did you have more time for yourself, did you fi nd new ways to give back to your community? For me, I am so thankful for our readers, our dedicated writers and advertisers, our advisory board, our distribution company and places that continue to allow us to drop magazines when many locations closed or refused to allow free publications. I’m thankful for my wonderful graphic designer, Ashley Frament, who creates beautiful images and design for the magazine and helped me navigate around shifting print schedules this year. Luckily, we were able to print and distribute every issue this year! A big thank you to Heather Zundel, my marketing director, who is always upbeat and positive and helped many of our natural medicine practitioners with ideas on virtual practice and generating revenue. And of course, so much gratitude to my partner, Chris Urso, who was hugely instrumental in shifting a big focus to our website and social media for people who couldn’t pick up a print issue.

This year, a big positive for me was I fi nally launched my podcast! This

was a project I’d been dreaming of for years. I love interviewing people and starting the podcast was a blast and a huge success as thousands of people are downloading and listening to the recordings. We helped many practitioners and businesses in their shift to virtual patient visits and online offerings by letting our readers know how to take advantage of these opportunities through email, social and our new podcast series. I believe in order to truly master the art of manifestation and send a message out to the Universe to bring us what we want, we must fi rst be thankful for what we have.

Next year, we’re excited to be celebrating 15 years of publishing ! Don’t miss our additional special issue coming this December with the announce- ment of all of our 10 BEST awards winners in addition to great content, ho- listic business spotlights and an Essential Living Resource guide that you can keep and use throughout all of 2021.

We want to wish everyone a healthy and happy holiday season and peace and light in 2021!

In Health and Happiness,

ur mission is to provide valuable insight, information and resources that will allow our readers to maintain a healthy, active, sustainable lifestyle. Natural Nutmeg contains timely in for ma tion on nat u ral health, complementary and alternative medicine, nu tri tion, fi tness, per son al growth, green liv ing, and the products and services that support a healthy lifestyle.





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