With a broader vision, this blog resumes

First, if you’re reading this blog, thank you.image: keep calm because this blog is back

I’ve been away from this space for a few months. New challenges, including family responsibilities and a new job, intervened. I took a necessary hiatus. Sometimes, the most basic aspect of self-care is doing what needs to be done.

If you’re still here and reading this, I appreciate your patience.

This isn’t a regular post. I have no new insights to share about preventive medicine, nutrition and health, or positive psychology–the usual subjects of this blog. More substantive posts will be forthcoming. But I want to announce my intention to post here regularly once again.

Same blog, greater range of concerns

Like many others, I have been thinking, reflecting and soul-searching in the weeks since the election of November 8, 2016. The initial feelings of numbness and discouragement have passed. Like many others, I am moving forward with next steps. A top priority is exploring how to be a more engaged citizen in what will be a challenging era. For me, this blog will part of that process.

There are connections between our physical, mental and emotional well-being and the vision of the kind of society we want to live in. It is hard to assess our lives fully without considering the state of the world around us, and the things we value and are willing to work for. An effort to address human well-being is lacking something if it ignores  issues that impact substantially our quality of life, such as economic justice, affordable health care and environmental sustainability.

image: venn diagram social environmental economic sustainabilityThose larger concerns, and a commitment to social justice and activism, were always part of my vision for this blog. These concerns are connected to my motivation–why I make the choices I do. That is clearly true of many of those from whom I draw inspiration. So, going forward, this blog will address other issues–including environmental, social justice and economic concerns.

This blog is back. I hope you’ll be with me as I explore its original and expanded purposes. Thank you for reading.

Image of Sustainable development from 2006 by  Johann Dréo, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic License.

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