Holistic community gives great support
When May comes around every year, I celebrate a private anniversary. Way back in May 2001, my life took a different turn when, together with my husband, we set about publishing this very special magazine.
Even back then, NOVA had become something of an icon in Western Australia since its launch in March 1994. So we knew it came with a big responsibility and much joy and I can't really believe how much change it has brought into our lives in the intervening 12 years. And what momentous years they have been on the world stage.
Just a few months later, after our own launch issue on the theme of Simplicity in July, the terrible events of 9/11 changed our world irrevocably. My own world was changing too as my mother lay suddenly, and critically, ill in hospital. I grieved on many levels - and NOVA was my salvation.
To be surrounded by people who cared and who weren't afraid to show it, was balm to my soul. And there were others close at hand whose strength in the face of the world's loss of innocence gave me the courage I needed, and empowered us all.
That's the reality of the holistic community and such qualities really come to the fore, I believe, when the chips are down or when the world seems to be changing at a breakneck pace.
Once again, just this week, the US has endured another terrible blow with the bombings at the Boston Marathon, an event that stirred those memories of 9/11. We number many Americans among our readers online and we send our heartfelt wishes to you and hope this wound heals soon. We all know the extraordinary ways our lives are changing - just look around a cafe and count the smart phones for starters.
It's an essential extra guest or four at any table! And Facebook hadn't even been thought of back then, let alone reached the stage of overfamiliarity! ... Read On
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by Nova Editor