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Many of us are finding that our values and interests are dramatically changing. We are realizing that our cultural institutions cannot provide us with the happiness and security that we seek. We are discovering that happiness, security, and personal well-being cannot be granted from outside sources. Instead, we are personally responsible for creating these in our livesÑwe are the source of our own well-being.

The current shift in consciousness toward more personal responsibility for our lives is part of the movement we call "holism." The holistic movement is rooted in the awareness that we ourselves are greater than the sum of our parts. Viewed holistically -- we are more than our body, our mind or our spirit. This perspective is creating new approaches to health, education, and lifestyle.

In becoming more aware of our personal power, we grow more accepting of ourselves. In doing so, we experience greater tolerance, appreciation and respect for others. From this perspective, as a part of a greater whole, each of us is contributing to the creation of a more enlightened society.

I see The Holistic Networker as a resource for facilitating self-empowerment and personal responsibility. I hope that the products, services and people you discover here foster your growth and directly improve the quality of your life.

Tony Cecala, Ph.D.,
Publisher, The Holistic Networker

©1993, Tony Cecala