Issue 12: The Women’s Health Issue
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:
Fall is my favorite season to enjoy change. It is the most dramatic. As temperatures drop and leaves soar, so do my spirits and motivation to set new goals and explore uncharted wellness frontiers. In this season of great change, it is my pleasure to introduce to you some fresh leadership at the publication. Long time creative director Natalia Espinosa will be assuming the role of editor-in-chief, and senior editor Taylor Novak will become responsible for all written content and editorial direction. Both women’s expertise and unwavering commitment to Cancer Wellness and its values makes them unequivocally suited to lead.
Speaking of leadership, our fall issue features a bevy of spirited individuals and organizations whose ability to lead by example is downright inspiring. Our brilliant cover star wordsmith, Danielle Doby, was gracious enough to share with us all her beautiful articulations on the lessons cancer can provide (p. 62). Or take Lida Sherafatmand for example, an Iranian artist who is literally transforming the landscape of medical spaces and improving the patient experience in doing so (p. 31). And when bravely delving into the realm of sexual health, sexuality occupational therapist Tess Devèze teaches us that touch therapy can help retrain neurological connections to experience pleasure (p. 28). When we disconnect from ourselves due to treatments, our sensations, desire and feelings of pleasure start to lessen.
As our regular columnist Liz Tuckwell (p. 51) notes, “It is all about finding pure joy.” To experience pure, unfettered joy in life in any capacity is probably the best goal out there, and I hope that our stories, tips and revelations will set you on a course to experience it on your own terms and even inspire it in others.
Need I say more to seduce you into a full-fledged love affair with fall this year?