The articles in Natural Awakenings always seem to bring me back to days gone by, and this month’s feature on organic farmers (see page 20) is no exception.
First and foremost, I must mention that in the article on page 36, I noticed that Phoenix and Tucson are two of the top 10 dog-friendly U.S. cities.
I was reading the article in this month’s Natural Pet section titled “Five Reasons to Love a Cat,” and came up with a sixth—entertainment! When I was growing up, we had an array of cats, and they always gave us a good laugh.
Over the years, I’ve gotten away from using mainstream products for my hair, skin, laundry and cleaning. I remember the days when I would clean the floors with harsh pine-scented cleaners.
My first love affair with real ethnic food began in the ‘80s, when the first Vietnamese food restaurant came to the city I was living in, and luckily, a few blocks from where I was working downtown.
As I was reading the article in this issue on exercise balls, I was reminded of some fun experiences I’ve had with these large “beachy” balls. I used to ride horses, dressage specifically. Years ago, I took a workshop intended to help with balance and core strengthening for dressage riding.
Last January, I decided that I needed something to get my creative juices flowing. I had been reviewing too many scientific articles and not having enough fun with words, so I found a creative writing class to help solve this problem.
Every year when I bring out my spindly little birch tree and two little tabletop trees for the holiday season, I think back to how it all started.
Happy Thanksgiving! I love the fall season, especially in Arizona. It’s the greatest feeling to break out of the heat of summer, feel the cool breeze of fall and look forward to a winter of sunny skies and mild temperatures.
As your new publisher of Natural Awakenings Phoenix edition, I would like to send a warm hello to everyone.