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Sensi Magazine August 2019 - Orange County Digital Edition

Jul 31, 2019 05:46AM ● By Dawn Garcia

SELF-CARE: It’s not a bad word.

Someone somewhere once said life is what you make it. These days, that could mean taking a selfie in a straw hat to post on Instagram–or—an opportunity to take stock of your life, remember what it means to take a little you time, and get yourself back on track. It’s so easy to get caught up in our smart phones, tracking the latest new scandal in the news, or binge watching so much we stroll into Saturday forgetting we started watching three days ago.

Point is, it’s time for a little self-awareness, and the notion that perhaps pausing for a moment wouldn’t be the worst thing we could do for ourselves. In this month’s issue, we’re exploring a deeper sense of well-being from online mental and physical fitness; getting blue on purpose with blue light therapy; finding sanity in a surprising city within driving distance; healing autoimmune disease through cannabis; traveling to the gorgeous green country of Ireland after winning a game show. We discuss the state of our world and how we can lower our carbon footprint, and we even talk about that nasty little green—kale.

Thomas Szasz said, “People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.”

This month, while we navigate through the rough terrain of social media, never-ending reliance on technology, and the fast pace of our everyday lives, remember that getting back to the basics can be as profound as winning the lottery.

Writing the pages of this issue and reading the tremendous work of our contributing writers was my own internal wakeup call. Like everyone, I get lost in deadlines, parenthood, and an insurmountable list of to-dos, and admittedly, I’m the last person to press pause. For my own sense of self, I’ve committed to changing that to avoid burnout in my own world.

Find meditative apps if you’re someone on the go—there are many to choose from. Sit on the sandy shore and watch the waves in awe of nature. Explore time and what it means to you. Above all, live your life on your terms and recreate yourself.

Live intentionally,

Dawn Garcia // MANAGING EDITOR // SENSI SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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