Happy 2019!  The new year is always a time for new beginnings, new opportunity and new goals. Whether or not you set resolutions, it still seems to be a time for reflection on the past year and hopes for the year to come.

January is our “wellness” issue and is full of stories to inspire and motivate you with your goals, whatever they may be. Wellness is defined as a “quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort.” Wellness emphasizes prevention and prolonging life, which is why this issue not only focuses on physical activities, like Pure Barre and R3BAR, but also nutritional recipes, midlife education from startup Genneve and breakthrough treatments in the medical field like the ones performed at Seattle Regenerative Clinic.

Whatever your goals may be, we hope the people, places, recipes and tips and tricks in this issue will inspire you to focus on wellness in the new year.

Thanks for reading, Bellevue, and happy new year!