Although it’s an exciting new adventure to start my new radio show, Rethinking Health Matters ~ What you can do for your health that your doctor can’t, it feels like a natural step in the evolution of my career in journalism. I’ve been writing for Natural Awakenings magazine for nearly 10 years. In fact, my 10-year anniversary with this healthy lifestyle publication coincides with the company’s 20th Anniversary Year, which begins in January. I celebrate my official 10-year anniversary in April.
This next natural next step is the result of word constraint as well as my frustration with the fact that I can only include a small portion of the profound quotes that come from the interviews for my articles. Offering radio listeners and visitors to my website full access to interviews feels good to me.
Of course, there’s a part of me that hesitates in taking a leap of faith and jumping off a cliff by doing radio. It means that I have to step way beyond my comfort zone and learn about the technology involved. I’m not a techie and I sincerely doubt that even 5 years from now–when I might be ready for another leap–that I’ll be able to assume that label.
Today, I’m waiting on a social media expert to teach me what I need to know to get past my intimidation. I’m breathing deeply, remembering my mantra and getting ready to jump in 15 minutes. It’s the only way to grow. My hope is that all of you who read this, my articles, or listen to my radio show, will grow with me as I blog into and out of my interviews for the radio show as well as my articles. At the moment, I’m working on Rethinking Heart Health for the February feature and an interview with Katie Teague, producer of a film, Money and Life, for an upcoming Wise Words department. The film is quote thought provoking. There were parts that I had to watch three times before my mind could grasp the full concept. I would appreciate feedback from anyone who watches it. Please post your comments on my website.