North Central New Jersey Edition

Archive of: NCNJ and Publisher Letter

Title Issue
A Few Random Thoughts About a Happy New Year

A Few Random Thoughts About a Happy New Year

Have a Happy New Year? Do you think most people, myself included, take the time to think about what they’re saying? How many times do you hear it or say it each holiday season?

January 2018
Letter from Publisher

Letter from Publisher

Remember to smile a lot, others will notice.

December 2017
Letter from Publisher

Letter from Publisher

Usually I rack my brain trying to put something in this space that matters. Over the last 5 years, I’ve shared bits of wisdom, life lessons, and experiences. This is a bit different.

November 2017
Letter from Publisher

Letter from Publisher

How life works, how the planets function, how the world turns—it’s too much for me to comprehend.

October 2017
Letter from Publisher

Letter from Publisher

My editor, Kathy, suggested she might quit if I write one more gratitude letter. However, this issue marks our fifth anniversary of publishing Natural Awakenings of Central New Jersey.

September 2017
Letter from Publisher

Letter from Publisher

Listening is becoming a forgotten art. I can only speak for myself, but I believe the ability to stay focused, to be present and engaged in another’s communication, and to communicate properly is extremely hard. Proper listening takes focus, awareness and, above all, practice.

August 2017
Life is Difficult

Life is Difficult

M. Scott Peck’s bestselling book, “The Road Less Traveled,” opens with this profound statement. “Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult—once we truly understand and accept it—then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.”

July 2017
Letter from Publisher

Letter from Publisher

Recently I ran across a research paper I prepared for a class in 1992, which reminded me of the call to be better stewards of the earth.

June 2017
Letter from Publisher

Letter from Publisher

When I was a young boy I remember riding my bike on Kings Highway in Brooklyn, and hearing a couple of “old ladies” greeting each other. “Hello, Sadie! So how you feeling?”

May 2017
Letter from Publisher

Letter from Publisher

Every day should be Earth Day. There is so much more we can do. I hope that in the next year, I can put forth an effort and contribute, rather than just thinking about it, and standing on the sidelines.

April 2017
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