The thing that’s interesting about downsizing to this extent is not only how painful the process is but also how you arrive at what you actually choose to keep.
As some of you may have realized by now, I am an animal person, and, not having had children, my “fur kids” have held an important role in my life, and in my heart.
I’ve owned an e-reader for many years. My husband got his before I bought mine, as I thought that a “real” book was much better—the look, the feel, the smell. I can sense many of you thinking the same thing….
I have been touched by two very special three-legged dogs, one of whom is still in my life, and so this month’s Natural Pet feature on imperfectly perfect pets (see page 30) led me straight to these thoughts for my letter.
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.