Every March we publish our “Women’s Issue,” one of my annual favorites. If you follow current events, you know that women’s issues are making headlines—mostly controversial topics surrounding contraception, pro-life, pro-choice, family planning and other related subjects that are deeply feminine.
It is amazing to me that more women are not weighing in on these matters, which have the potential to impact our lives so greatly. Two decades ago, 1992 was labeled “The Year of the Woman” after the election of numerous female senators, and there was hope that women’s voices would be heard on all issues. Twenty years later, it seems women are losing their collective voice when it comes to important policy set in Washington. However, it is my belief that challenging issues, like the ones currently arising in our society, awaken individual voices and stimulate the evolution of personal philosophies—which join together to create real change.
Whether you are for or against these things should not matter. In any debate, both sides must be heard. Thankfully our country grants us freedom to express our views. So, what a shame to lead a silent life! It matters that your voice is heard in the world. Each of us matters, and a life filled with passionate purpose begins with a belief. Our 2012 “Woman Creating Change” Honoree believed that she could positively impact women’s health and dedicated her life to making this belief a reality. You can read her inspiring story on p. 18.
This is our second year to honor a woman from our community for her selfless efforts and the positive impact she has on so many. In the near future, we’re going to begin asking our readers and the community to nominate women for consideration as our 2013 “Woman Creating Change.” Follow us on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/ChangeMagazine) to learn more as this process begins.
This issue of Change also weighs in on many things we know women love—fitness, fashion, travel, looking and feeling great—and advice we need about retirement, business, wellness, relationships and more.
I recently saw a post on my Facebook page: “She believed she could, and she did.” Believe you can, and you will. The first step is to believe.
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