February 2022 Letter From PublisherJan 31, 2022 11:00AM ● By Holly Baker
We are often speaking of the heart metaphorically—especially during the month of February—but did you know there is actually a very real connection between our hearts and minds?
In our feature article this month, “The Heart-Mind Connection”, on page 20, learn how emotions both positive and negative can impact our heart health. “Our hearts require emotional health in order to maintain cardiovascular health,” says cardiologist Michael Miller, M.D., author of Heal Your Heart.
On a related note, learning to relish in true intimacy with our partners can be incredibly beneficial for our mental and physical health. On page 23, read about how sex and intimacy can be a healing force. Taking some time to connect deeply with another person, getting back to the basics and reconnecting with our life force could be a game-changer.
While romance is on the mind, what better time to speak to a master perfumer and expert in the world of natural fragrance, Miriam Vareldzis? The Tucson resident shares some of her storied career in the fragrance industry, her methodology and inspirations for scents, on page 15.
Holly Baker, publisher