We hope you had an amazing 2018! For us, the past year was filled with great adventures as we continue on our journey. Thanks to your support, we surpassed our yearend donation goal for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to help find cures for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases!
As we look ahead to 2019, we’re already off to a fantastic start! Our partnership with West Elm has expanded as select Naturally Susan’s skin care products are now available at West Elm on Broadway. We are deeply grateful for West Elm’s ongoing support of local artisans and we look forward to further growing together.
You have been the most wondrous part of our journey and that’s what makes it even more worthwhile. We appreciate every smile and kind word that you send our way and we look forward to an exciting 2019 with you.
We send you lots of love as we embark into the new year. And, we thank you for continuing to be kind to your body.
With a new year, comes New Year’s resolutions. The majority of us make them, but the greatest efforts are in keeping them. Recently, we’ve been hearing a great deal about resolutions that involve “mindfulness”. Mindful eating. Being mindful to others. A focus on mindfulness in general.
We thought about what being “mindful” meant. What does it involve? What do we do to be more “mindful”? With mindful eating, it’s about being conscientious about what we’re putting in our bodies. Being aware of where our food comes from, how our foods are prepared and the ingredients that are used in producing them.
Being mindful of others, first and foremost, is being able to recognize that everyone is different. Their opinions, attitudes, and circumstances are different. Being mindful of others is about being compassionate and empathetic to others. To care about their well-being and to lend a helping hand when needed despite the differences.
Yet, while we’re often more mindful of others, with everything that goes on in our lives, we often forget to be mindful of our selves. To focus on our health and well-being. To recognize when our minds and bodies need a break, and to prioritize the people and the things that are most important in our lives that will improve our quality of life.
As we begin 2018, whatever your New Year’s resolutions may be, we hope that we can all be more mindful overall. We wish everyone well and we thank you for being kind to your body.