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The foundation of a happy and fulfilling life is health and wellness. What better way to start off the New Year with this issue!

In our community, health and wellness, and healthy living, is very much a part of our culture. Given the broad scope of health and wellness today, we tried to play our part in covering some stories that stand out in our community. Running, yoga, spin, meditation, healthy eating and nutrition, and so much more are just part of the building blocks of a healthy you and a healthier community.

Our feature story on page 26 this month looks at some incredible retreat destinations for wellness. Some near, some far but all deeply devoted to you and your well being. We hope you get to explore them and if you do, or have travelled already to these locations, connect with us on social media to share your experiences.

We also spotlight some great new businesses here in Del Mar and Carmel Valley. In Around Town, we celebrate new business openings over the past few months. Definitely recommend local new hot spot Crudo – for a look at this great new restaurant, see page 32.  Fleet Feet Sports opened last year in Carmel Valley and is already a big part of the running and fitness community here – read more in our Local Limelight on page 34.

And don’t miss our spotlight on Resounding Joy on page 36.  They are doing some amazing work and helping improve and enrich lives through music therapy.

So here’s to you Del Mar and Carmel Valley. Happy New Year and may the year ahead bring you and our whole community health, happiness and a new state of well being and enlightenment. You inspire us!

Dan Austin