A Message From the Founder
We have a strong desire to learn and pass along information about well-being. I had come from a background in editing a national publication about comparative science, religion, and philosophy, as well as the new scientific revelations in the power of the mind over the body in medicine. It was time to leave that job and move on to a new adventure. Having worked as a psychotherapist and in law studies provided experience and skills useful in interpersonal communications and in the business world. While lying in bed early one morning in 1990, with a question about what might be the next more expanded and joyful step—which did not include working for a boss—the visualization of a publication that would be the Well Being Journal unfolded. It was with enthusiasm from a clear intention and an elevated feeling that I started my Macintosh Plus computer, inserted a floppy disk, and created the layout for the first issue.
Nutritional, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health. Family as well as friends and mentors helped solidify the vision. We dedicated the Journal to being a vehicle for information helpful to anyone wanting to live a completely healthy life. There are ways to heal or prevent illnesses naturally. The Pacific Northwest, and Seattle in particular in 1990, was an area where many leading-edge healthcare professionals had been using nutrition and complementary medicine instead of drugs or surgery to help people prevent disease and heal from both minor and major illnesses, including cancer. Those interested embraced the Well Being Journal from the first issue, and it became economically viable to continue.
Do advertisers’ interests influence our editorial decisions? Absolutely not! Our decisions have always been based solely on evaluation of the merit of each article we consider and the research behind it. No advertiser has a voice in the articles we choose to publish. However, we love those who advertise helpful products in the Journal, and the revenue from the ads helps defray some of our printing costs.
From regional to national. Today, the Journal is distributed nationwide and internationally, not only by print subscription but also digital. Print issues are available in North America through chain and independent book and health stores, including but not limited to Whole Foods, Sprouts, Natural Grocers, and many regional chains and co-ops nationwide, such as PCC, New Seasons, Nature’s Own, and Healthy Nutrition.
We hope you enjoy and benefit from the articles here on our website and will visit often to see new material. Consider signing up for our e-newsletter to receive periodic updates. Additionally, you will notice many years’ worth of back issues of the Journal that are available for purchase in either print or digital format. A search word or two most likely will bring you to information that may be helpful for you or your friends and loved ones.
It’s good to be in well being!
Scott Miners, founder and executive editor
Well Being Journal