So often, we go through life tending to our daily tasks, relieved when we finally complete our list. We come home, make dinner, relax with a glass of wine, catch up on our favorite shows and go to bed. We then wake the next day and do it all over again.

But are we living our best life? Do you feel like the best version of yourself, or is there a deeper rendition awaiting your discovery?

Many times, unfortunately, it takes a Mack truck (or debilitating diagnosis) for us to go there, to take the time to dive deep and ask ourselves, “What do I really want for myself?”

Why is that? Human nature, I suppose, but I do think there is a shift taking place as more people turn to mindfulness and meditation to find inner peace. It takes stillness to go within and contemplate meaningful questions. We have to stop our monkey mind and sit comfortably with ourselves, which isn’t always as easy as it sounds.

For many, now is the time. Our current state of world affairs certainly accentuates the realization that we are never promised tomorrow. 

If now is your time, you’ve come to the right place. You will find much inspiration in this issue — from not holding back to learning something new; from caring for our planet to being a better listener; from realizing grades do matter (for all you students out there!) to learning from our elders; from loving ourselves to letting go of trauma; from biohacking our brains to making healthier choices.

Life is short, so why not be the best YOU you can be? I’m on that path and it feels great. I know I’ll fall off occasionally, but that’s ok because I embrace the opportunity to stop, close my eyes, clear my head and dive deep once again. Just the thought of my spirit within gives me butterflies, and I relish the next steps I can take to let her shine.

From my heart to yours,

Lauren Del Sarto

Lauren Del Sarto

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