Door-opening Sentences

Upon reading the title and the opening sentence of an article, I decide whether to continue reading… when writing articles, I consider the title and first sentence as an open door inviting a reader to step into the topic. Open doors present choices, and readers can choose to enter into the topic, or move on to the next door.

On the last day of 2018, I present six open doors… articles written this past year for Rhode Island’s Natural Awakenings magazine. The magazine tagline is “healthy living healthy planet.” Each article spotlights innovative Rhode Islanders doing amazing stuff to help make this world a better place for others. I’m passionate about interviewing cool people and sharing their inspiring stories. Which door below beckons you to enter?

Meditation in Rhode Island (Feb 2018) – While meditation practice is known to help promote greater concentration, mindfulness and relaxation, it is also shown to help decrease anxiety and depression. Read more.

Regenerating Soil Naturally (Jul 2018)Vermicomposting is the process of using worms and micro-organisms to turn food waste into nutrient-rich humus. Read more.

Plastic Waste Reduction Heroes: Reduce, Reuse and Repurpose (Sep 2018) – Produced from fossil fuel, plastics and plastic waste are directly associated with climate change, and as more people realize this, more people take action. Read more.

Young Voices for Education Equity (Oct 2018) – At Young Voices, a Rhode Island organization that provides low-income youth with advocacy skills, students are helped in understanding an issue, thinking strategically, speaking out articulately and persuasively, and assuming roles of leadership. Read more.

FreshConn: An Online Farmer’s Market with a Social Responsibility (Nov 2018) – When Patrick Straus and Brandon Monti look at problems, they see solutions. Co-founders of FreshConn, Straus and Monti represent the emerging generation of spirit-inspired social entrepreneurs. Read more.

Adventurer Vincent Brown: Owner of 2nd Wind Health Premium Yoga Mats (Dec 2018)What got you into yoga and the yoga mat business? I broke my arm snowboarding. Read more.


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