From the Editor

The oft-quoted phrase, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for,” empowers us to take responsibility for our lives and step into our power as individuals. It implies that within each of us is an ability to transform, to be the potential that lies within. It suggests that we can save ourselves.

But are we doing that?

When President Barack Obama was inaugurated on January 20, 2009, as the 44th president of the United States, he made it very clear that he alone could not solve all of the problems facing our great nation.

He told us this: “What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility — a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation and the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit, so defining of our character than giving our all to a difficult task. This is the price and the promise of citizenship.”

IN THIS TOGETHER
President Obama has repeatedly spoken about our collective task of rebuilding our economy and improving life for all Americans. His point was that we’re all in this together.

That happens to be the way that The Edge views each of you who read, advertise and support this publication in print and online each month — as a part of who we are.

As owners, Cathy Jacobsen and I create this magazine each month as a reflection of you. The Edge consists of articles in which readers like you share wisdom and insight on living in balance with the whole — and advertisements and listings that share the vast resources of the holistic community with the entire region.

The Edge is nothing more and nothing less.

SEEKING YOUR FEEDBACK
And now, as we almost reach the end of another calendar year — and happen to be starting what I hope is another magical 20-year run for The Edge in the Upper Midwest — I reach out for your vision of what you’d like your holistic publication to be in 2013.

Take ownership of being a part of The Edge and either complete the form below, or send me a simple email in response to this subject line: Here’s how I would like The Edge to Evolve in 2013. Send it to editor@edgemagazine.net. I will consider each suggestion I receive as we integrate new ideas into the evolving Edge in 2013.

Note that I will be at the Edge Life Expo 2012 on November 3-4 at Earle Brown Heritage Center. If you happen to visit me there, have your answer ready! Until then, feel free to use this convenient form to send me some quick ideas:

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