Well, well, well if it isn’t the annual “wellness” issue.

January marks the beginning of not only a new year but also the beginning of a new you. Maybe you’ve set some goals for yourself, like the classics—exercise more, eat better—or you’d like to get more involved with a non-profit or learn something new. 
(Well, we have a thing or two between these pages for you to get started!) 

Whatever influences you going into the new year, we hope the people, places, stories and tips in this issue will be part of that kickoff. 

And while diet and exercise are vital to wellness, overall wellness includes the health of our society as well. Which is why the cover features the ‘renegade lunch lady’ Chef Ann Cooper. Did you know her organization Chef Ann Foundation is successfully providing healthy school lunches across the U.S.? And it started right here—in Boulder Valley School District. 

We also asked local experts, like The Grain Lady, about how their lives tie into wellness, plus special stories outside of the theme. Like a home expertly curated by Poss Dalton of Cedar & Hyde and Kelley Synott and an artist making music accessible to everyone. Because overall health should be well-rounded, we wanted this issue to be too. 

Thanks for another year, and have a happy one at that.