As we begin 2020, a new decade, we set goals for what we want our future selves to be like and look like. We take a glance back at where we have been and what we have done, and we try to remember to extend ourselves grace.  January is a time to cleanse, to start fresh.  So much change can happen in a year, so as we plan our future and commit to resolutions, we also leave some room to change our minds—to grow and be human.


As we worked on this months “Wellness” issue, it’s been clear that there is a shift in how we view our overall wellness, and that our emotional health is being recognized as a priority – something that is just as important, if not more than, exercise and diet.  In this months issue we feature habits for healthy sleep, an all-natural, drug-free therapy benefiting skin and body, a local gym inspiring tri-athletes, and more.  Just in time for those January resolutions, we hope this issue will inspire you to start the year off right.   


We also took a trip to The Fairmont Chateau in Lake Louise to experience one of their sought after wellness retreats. A retreat can be that starting point to get in touch with yourself, and The Rockies provide a stunning back drop to The Fairmont’s curated and thought provoking wellness experiences.   The photo above is from that retreat with my childhood best friend (and contributing writer) – we came back from that trip incredibly refreshed and inspired.  Read more on page xx


We cannot wait to see what is coming for 2020 in Bellevue.  We can promise we will continue to be right there to share your stories and celebrate your milestones. Happy New Year, Bellevue! Thank you for inviting us into your homes and sharing your lives with us; we can’t wait to see you around.