Optimum Wellness Magazine will relaunch in January 2013 with an exciting updated look and feel. Our magazine serves as a vehicle to inspire and educate people about simple lifestyle changes that can improve their overall health and wellness. Optimum Wellness is a place where the consumer begins their journey towards greater health, balance and total well-being. Optimum Wellness is a quarterly publication published by Hungry Eye Media. For advertising inquiries, please contact Deborah Juris; email@example.com.
We want to let you know that as of January 2012, Optimum Wellness magazine is no longer in print. We are working on moving to a digital version so please stay posted and keep in touch.
Best and blessings,
Drs. James and Debra
September marks a time of transition and harvest. BACK TO SCHOOL banners are practically unavoidable. If you are a parent, it is natural to focus on your kids and their immediate needs: books, school supplies, clothes, and healthful lunch and snack options.
There are great reasons to be mindful at mealtime. I love to eat and I love to eat well. Join me by setting your intentions in the grocery store and in the kitchen. Look for foods that are fresh, colorful, and local whenever possible. Choose to eat foods that support your health and wellness. Individuals who dine daily on fruits, veggies, wild fish, legumes, nuts, and whole grains are far less likely to report feeling depressed than those who eat processed foods, frequent sweets, and high-fat fare.
wellness. Individuals who dine daily on fruits, veggies, wild fish, legumes, nuts, and whole grains are far less likely to report feeling depressed than those who eat processed foods, frequent sweets, and high-fat fare.
There’s no better example of wellness personified than Jack LaLanne. I would like to dedicate this issue of our magazine to Jack, my lifelong mentor and hero, who passed away on January 23 at the age of 96. What a beautiful teacher he was and what a difference he made on the planet.
One of my life’s missions is to encourage as many people as I can to get inspired and show up for life. Showing up for life means eating well, moving your body with enthusiasm, expressing your magnificence, giving your time and talent to worthy causes, and seeing life’s inevitable challenges as opportunities to grow and expand.
January is an empowering time—so much good energy is radiated in the form of intention-making, goal-setting, and creative consciousness as we prepare to build the best year ever! And whether you desire greater vitality, a little less weight, a little more love, or abundance on all levels, you’re more likely to reach that happy place with discipline.
Happy Thanksgiving! Gratitude is key to being happy and healthy. Look for daily miracles—the sun rising and setting, your heart beating, a smile from a friend or stranger, the choice to share your love and light unconditionally. Being grateful and seeing the world with appreciative eyes even in the midst of challenges requires a courageous, warrior-like heart.
Helen Keller shared that “character is not built when you are comfortable.” I know that creating a life of balance and optimum wellness is all about stretching outside of our self-limiting comfort zones. The fall season presents an inspiring opportunity to embrace the change of the season going on around us on the outside and open ourselves to transformation on the inside.
I am grateful for the return of summer. Time to get those outdoor projects completed. Not long ago we were in the midst of planning an addition to our home. The permitting process was slow and arduous, often causing us to question our commitment to getting the job under way. The building permit was necessary to satisfy the county and to assure that all the proper precautions and plans were in place.
As you step fully into spring and into summer you may be looking for a way to keep your wellness movement going forward. Gone are the days (hopefully) where energy is put toward fad, out of balance eating.