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December 2012/January 2013

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from the editor Professional Distribution Management Services For free newspapers & magazines provided by: News To Go ® Serving the Los Angeles area since 1978 www.newstogo.net 310-444-NEWS email: distribution@newstogo.net 8 wholelifetimesmagazine.com Masthead+_01.indd 8 Dear reaDers, We've been hearing about the end of time for what seems like…forever! and the predictions are invariably accompanied by dire warnings. earthquakes! Hurricanes! Flooding! Disaster! and yes, we have been experiencing all those things. as we approach the 12/21/12 date forecast in ancient calendars, should we be saying goodbye to our planet? Turns out it's not so simple as some would believe. Perhaps there will be death and destruction, but as always, the devil is in the details. sergio Magaña, a healer in the Nahuatl tradition (pg. 26), brings enough clarity to the question that Unesco, the United Nations educational, scientiic and Cultural Organization that was created half-a-century ago to defend peace, has invited him to participate in a ceremony called solstice 2012. along with representatives of eight other traditions, as well as economists and professors, they will explain the importance of ancient wisdom in helping us to navigate current transitions. Isn't it amazing that we're inally honoring the wisdom of our ancestors? Those who went before us often had wisdom to impart on the meaning of life, and we don't have to go back millennia to know that. Less than a century ago Jack Kerouac and others of the Beat Generation set out on a more contemporary search for meaning, and Kerouac's iconic book about it, On EDITOR IN CHIEF the road, has been made into a ilm set for release Abigail Lewis this holiday season. I can remember reading On the ADVERTISING DIRECTOR road in college, much to the bewilderment of my Elissa Michaud very preppie roomie. This classic was one of my DESIGN earliestGRAPHICGraphics on my own path to wisdom stumbling efforts Bostrom and enlightenment, a path I later realized would last CONTRIBUTING WRITERS a lifetime. Now I know we can never know too much, Jeffrey Ainis, even enough, but perhaps it's just or maybe Nadia Ali, Lili Barsha, Derek Beres, Sandi Berg, Joanna Cazden, Conor Creighton, as wellKim Dinan, Maria that too soon. Hermanson, not to realize Fotopoulos, Lara It didn't seem to help Kerouac, who terminally self-medicated. Katherine Jamieson, Jen Jones, Siel Ju, Emily Lewis, Amy Lyons, very Perron, Jenny Rough, awareness isCeleste important around the holiCaroline Ryder days. It's so easy to get caught up in partying, spending and eating a ton of food and drink. all of FACTCHECKER Jennifer Summers those are very enjoyable in moderation of course, but somehow this time of year tends to push us CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS Raisah far. It becomes easy to literall a bit too Ali, Danny Clinch, Kim Cooper, Steve minds. Not the ally lose ourRyan, Sera Timms whole mind, but the part that pays attention and stays COVER PHOTOGRAPHY TK fully present. so we're ready to help out HOLISTIC SERVICE DIRECTORY ADVERTISING with some holiday mindfulness treasures for you. Our feature on buying presents (pg. 28) will be useful in making gift choices, and sex Talk (pg. 17) this issue is about the best gift you can give your lover. We're also devoting a story to something often in short supply over the holidays: silence (pg. 20). Looking for a healthy holiday brunch with friends or family? We have four great suggestions for you (pg. 22). and if you're wondering how to get there, oh do we have a car for you! (pg. 14) Hint: You'll pay less for gas for a week than you'll pay for your brunch. The world is in crisis as always, but remember that peace truly does begin with you. Our website and FaceBook page have brought people together from all over the world. We regularly see Pakistan, India, Philippines, australia and so many more countries, and are very grateful to be connecting around the world. Wherever you are and with whom, we consider you part of our Whole Life Times family and wish you a peaceful and joyous holiday. From my heart, wh le life Lara Hermanson (x 106) Lara@wholelifemagazine.com DISPLAY & DIRECTORY ADVERTISING LeeAnn Christian (x 103) LeeAnn@wholelifemagazine.com William Gastelum (x 104) William@wholelifemagazine.com P a quick reminder: If you give WLT a shout .s. times out on FB or Twitter, we'd love to let other readers know about it, so please type @WholeLifeTimes and it will post to our FaceBook timeline (www.facebook.com/wholelifetimes) or Twitter PUBLISHED BY feed (www.twitter.com/wholelifetimes). Thanks! 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