As we begin 2020, a new decade, we set goals for what we want our future selves to be like and look like. We take a glance back at where we have been and what we have done, and we try to remember to extend ourselves grace. January is a time to cleanse, to start fresh and not dwell on who we were 12 months ago. So much change can happen in a year, so as we plan our future and commit to resolutions, we also leave some room to change our minds—to grow and be human. 

With all that in mind, we bring you an issue that we hope will help you with new a start to the year and decade with new ideas and goals for the future.

“That Healing Feeling” – an interview with owner Bettina Hamblin, who started Farmacy to offer healthy, whole, southern foods (with a southwestern twist) to area residents. 

“A Whole-Body Approach to Food” is a feature on Dr. Peggy Pratt and her nutrition therapy practice, Radiant Nutrition. Her focus is on unraveling the myths around food to promote mindful eating.

“It’s Incredible: Tiny Home Builder Stays Focused and Transparent” is a short feature on Randy Jones and the tiny home business he built from the ground up. They have a busy YouTube channel where they post weekly videos about their projects and ideas. 

There’s also “Skin Is In: Top Five Face Products” from Healthy Lifestyle Medical Spa, “Personal Finance Impacts Wellness” from J. William Waltman, and  “Fitness Favorites from FitStyleKnox.” Patty Lauren is a local personal trainer and Instagram influencer. 

Here at West Knoxville Lifestyle, we are proud of the growth in our community through the last year and cannot wait to see what is coming for 2020.

Happy New Year, Knoxville! Thank you for being a part of our story.

See you around,