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I was grateful to read recently that Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and the space exploration company Blue Origin, seems to be embracing a new perspective of our planet since having the opportunity to see it from space.

Bezos traveled to space this past July and according to CNBC, he reportedly had this to say at an event in NYC last month, "Nature is our life support system and it’s fragile. I was reminded of just this in July when I went into space with Blue Origin. I’d heard that seeing the Earth from space changes one’s point of view of the world, but I was not prepared for just how much that would be true.”

The billionaire has since increased his commitment to conserving and healing the planet by pledging about $1 billion a year to a variety of conservation organizations with the goal of donating $10 billion by 2030.

This awareness brings me more hope for the future of Earth and reminds me that perhaps finding a new perspective could be about viewing something in its simplest form.

In this month’s feature article, “Less Stuff, More Joy - Ways to Live Simpler and Lighter on Mother Earth,” writer Ronica O’Hara offers three categories of simplicity (minimalist, ecological and conscious), with the invitation to explore simplifying our lives and treating ourselves and our planet more respectfully.

I’ve been working on simplifying my approach to personal relationships a bit lately and learning to let go of the need or desire to be “right” at a deeper level. I love the adage, “Do you want to be right, or happy?”, as it helps me quickly resolve any internal compulsion to get my own point across.

Recognizing that each and all have a different perspective on anything and everything has allowed me to breath a little easier and embrace differences by replacing any angst I may have previously held, with acceptance and love. Establishing a clear boundary in my own mind, about what conversations I choose to engage in, has made it easier for me to keep life a little more harmonious and simpler.

As always, our desire is that you find something within these pages this and every month, which meets you right where you are and offers you hope for peace and harmony within and without.

Enjoy the bursting colors of a beautiful fall season!