September 2022 Letter From PublisherAug 31, 2022 10:00AM ● By Erica Mills
Inspiration can be found in so many places—including this month’s edition of Natural Awakenings, celebrating Inspired Living and Aging Gracefully. Coincidentally, a much-anticipated local event is taking place this month that embodies those two ideas beautifully.
I hope you and your family are joining in the healthy fun at this year’s Health Wellness & Lifestyle Expo 2022. Starting on page 21, you’ll see the Passport to Life program insert for the jam-packed, one-day event—including our cover star, Billy Blanks Jr. We’ll see you at Harbor Point on September 10!
Our feature article, “Growing Younger”, on page 16, has inspired me to further embrace the gift that is aging. We’re all aging. It shouldn’t be a bad word. Aging is beautiful. We are getting wiser and better each day. Unfortunately, we may also be experiencing new health struggles as we age, but we can find solutions to these new challenges and stay healthy—ready to tackle what each new day brings.
In “Aging Gracefully” (page 30), learn more about how yoga can—and DOES—keep our bodies strong and healthy. It’s also Yoga Awareness Month, so what better time to take a yoga class and feel these wonderful benefits first-hand? You can find some local studios and classes in our calendar (page 42) and Community Resource Guide (page 44). Don’t forget, you can also search for local spots in our online directory at eNaturalAwakenings.com.
“Food Dehydration Made Easy”, on page 38, shares some fun and simple ways to preserve food that can help reduce food waste, be stored for longer and eaten easily on the go. There are some great tips for air-drying fresh herbs and making mango leather using only a few basic ingredients. I’m certainly inspired!