Healthy Life - Mind, Body and Soul

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'Healthy Life - Mind, Body & Soul'


Healthy Life – Mind, Body & Soul magazine was first published by us, Jill Poet and Mike Wilson, in October 2005 and was the predecessor to the web site Healthy Life Essex. Our mission was then, and still is, to provide information that would encourage people in Essex and elsewhere to make choices that could lead to a healthier life for them and their families.

The attractive and free A4 glossy magazine covered subjects ranging from complementary therapies, countryside, wildlife, sustainability and more and received great acclaim.
Initial distribution was 10,000 copies in South East Essex but this was soon increased to 20,000 magazines per quarter with the delivery area extending to central Essex.

Seven issues of the magazine were produced and received incredibly well, but it soon became apparent that it was not financially viable to increase the circulation without changing the essence of Healthy Life. It had always been part of our ethos that any advertising was appropriate to the magazine i.e. no double glazing, mobile phones, cars etc. It was also becoming even more important to us that the information we provided reached a wider audience. It became more and more obvious that the internet would be a more viable way of both retaining our ethos (you will see that, apart from our directories, there is no advertising on the site) and making the information available to more people. And so, much to many people’s disappointment, summer 2007 was the last issue of Healthy Life – Mind, Body & Soul.

Our intention was a seamless progression to the new web site, initially still called (Subsequently re-branded – a much more user-friendly web address!) But there were unforeseen technical issues to be resolved and it was not until November that the site was finally re-launched in its new format.

Information, articles, directory entries continue to be added on an almost daily basis and receiving the free online newsletter is the ideal way to be kept informed. And do keep an eye on the news blog!
We certainly miss the hard copy, but our baby has developed and is maturing into a wonderful vehicle so that we can spread the message of healthy, natural living much wider.

The Magazine
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For anyone who would like a hard copy of the magazine, a limited number of back issues are available for £3.00 each (inc. p&p)
Send your cheque to:
Healthy Life Essex CIC
PO Box 5228
Essex SS0 9YE
quoting the issue(s) required

All rights reserved. Reproduction, in part or in whole, without the written permission of the publisher is strictly prohibited. The views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the publisher.

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