A Message From the Founder
There’s long been a desire to learn and pass along information about well-being. It became time for a change from editing a publication about comparative science, religion, and philosophy, and working with literature continued to inspire. Certainly having worked as a psychotherapist and having studied law 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 step, the visualization of a publication that would be the Well Being Journal unfolded. It was with enthusiasm that I started my Macintosh Plus computer, inserted a floppy disk, and created the layout for the first issue.
Nutrition as well as nutritional and herbal supplements, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health. Family as well as friends and mentors helped solidify the vision, and we dedicated the Journal to being a vehicle for spreading information that would be helpful in living a completely healthy life as well as healing or preventing illnesses naturally to the best of our human abilities. The Pacific Northwest, and Seattle in particular in 1990, was an area where many leading healthcare professionals had begun using nutrition and complementary medicine instead of drugs to help people prevent disease and heal from both minor and major illnesses, including cancer. Those committed to living healthy lives in that area embraced the Well Being Journal from the first issue, and it became economically viable to continue.
Readers have asked us whether any of our prospective advertisers’ interests influence our decisions with regard to what we decide to publish. Our decisions have always been, as they now are, based solely on the merit of each article we consider and the research behind it. Indeed, we minimize advertising, and no advertiser has a voice in the articles we choose to publish.
After distributing the Journal regionally for a year, we noticed that people from many parts of the country were subscribing. Today, the Journal is distributed nationwide and internationally, not only by print subscription but also digital issues, and via print through chain and independent book and health stores, including but not limited to Barnes & Noble, Whole Foods, Sprouts, Natural Grocers, and many regional chains and co-ops.
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