I have to say – it’s quite a feeling – to see this first issue live on the iPad. I won’t lie – when I finally pushed the ‘go live’ button, I ran around my apartment in joy. It’s here – it is live and I finally get to share it with all of you. It has been a seven month journey to get us to today – and what a ride it has been! Thank you for joining me, as I set out to live my passion and help others find theirs too.
I started this magazine because I believe that most of us want to live socially conscious and responsible lives – for our families, the global community and ourselves.
For most of us, however, we're stoked when we remember to eat a salad every once in a while and pay our bills on time. Life doesn't leave a lot of space to follow the latest updates in scientific breakthroughs, health, or politics … to say nothing of climate change, extreme poverty, war, and human rights issues. (Feeling jazzed yet?) At deliberateLIFE, we get it – we're on a mission to make following important issues, and making good choices, a bit easier and more enjoyable.
In each issue you'll find actionable ways to be more deliberate in your daily life. We will also examine a social challenge in each issue, and provide domestic and international perspectives on the topic. In this issue, we discuss varied responses to homelessness.
We'll also bring you inspiring stories of organizations and people doing great work, ethically made products that we think are worth keeping, tips for travel, and information about how you can do your part as we build a better tomorrow. We hope to inspire you to live well and do good by making intentional choices about how you spend your time, use your resources, engage in your community and respond to global issues. And, if nothing else, you can use the information gleaned from these pages as conversation starters at your next cocktail party.
Thanks for joining us on this journey!