Dr. Dana Cheng

Publisher's Note

Dear Readers,

Radiant Life celebrates the art of living healthfully and beautifully.

In this modern world, we can get lost in ever-changing new trends. Too often, we keep looking for novelties in life, but never feel satisfied. What are the basic elements that can keep us grounded and help us live more meaningful lives?

Some people hold onto traditional ways of life, resisting the fast-moving trends of the modern world, while others embrace the advancement of technology and believe that a speedy, efficient society is foremost. When these two mindsets contradict one another, which path leads to harmony?

Between tradition and technology, we choose to present in this magazine the wisdom of tradition, which is rooted in the best aspects of our heritage, and a lifestyle that can nurture our bodies, enrich our minds, and elevate our souls.

Since 2012, the number of people practicing meditation has tripled, according to one survey—and general well-being is the No. 1 reason people gave for meditating. It is believed that globally, between 200 million and 500 million people meditate. The growth of meditation reflects a new awareness among people.

It is ancient wisdom that the mind and body are connected. Matter and spirit are one. Our bodies are the homes of our souls. To understand the connection between mind and body, to live more intentionally, more mindfully, is to care for our well-being. Thus, mind and body is a major section of our magazine.

Perhaps more than people realize, the classic lifestyle has inspired us time and again. When we say classic, it does not mean old; rather, it often implies gold. Much of the wisdom from long-lived civilizations has stood the test of time. Principles in classic works, which are oftentimes divinely inspired, form the roots of our civilization and the foundation of our humanity. They set standards, establish morality, and bring about great aesthetic beauty.

From the East to the West, the golden ages of civilization were characterized by beautiful lifestyles that set the standards for generations to come, guiding how we should treat each other, how we should regard life, and whether we can preserve what is good from one generation to the next. Life itself is transient, but human beings, by nature, tend to seek out the eternal. We feature inspiring stories of people looking for lives with greater purpose.

We introduce arts, literature, and ways of life that are classic. Good works often reflect a spirit that is grander than ourselves. Classic works often uphold moral principles at their core and in doing so connect us with what is best in us. They teach us how to live in a noble, elegant, and more grounded way.

We’ve noticed many people around the world have a yearning to get back in touch with nature, to contemplate the greater meaning of life, and to stay healthy in mind, body, and spirit. This magazine will be a guide, and a friend, on your way.

We hope you will join us on this journey.