A well known poet (possibly Emily Dickinson) said that February can be a cruel month. Yes, we are immersed in winter cold, fog, rain, and snow (in some areas), but ... after each rain, the clarity and freshness returns to the earth, plants, and to ourselves. What a blessing. I am planting seeds of change for spring, summer, and fall now, both for myself and for the college and clinic. It's nice to reflect on all the progress that has been made in the past year or so and to look forward to what lies ahead. These are the days of threats and opportunities. Both threats (economy, ecology, politics, aging) and opportunities (need for solutions, new practices, systems, partnerships) offer an amazing catalyst for change. I encourage you to stay in touch with Bauman College through the forums, classes, and continuing education programs to hold alignment for the values we have clearly stated of creating a restorative culture based upon personal and community practice of supporting life at every level from the ground up based upon the Eating for Health approach. Look for leadership and guidance from the Bauman College team and lend your own strong ideas and efforts for us to reach more, teach more, and heal more relatives all around the globe. This is not the 'winter of our discontent' (Shakespeare) but the time of reflecting, planning, and mobilizing to create peace and healing in our world as best we can.