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I've Got Fantastic News!

May 30, 2013 11:54AM ● By Holly Baker - Publisher

I’ve got some fantastic news, and I want to share it with all our loyal readers here first. The city of Tucson is on board with the Body and Sol Expo, co-founded by myself and Barbara Peters, and come next March, it’s going to finally become a reality!

Here’s what happened: I went with Barbara and Body and Sol board member Sabrina Rigas to meet with Mayor Rothchild over breakfast. We were 10 minutes into our omelets and telling him about our big vision for the EXPO, ...and he says, “So what can I do for you?”

Of course we whipped out our list and asked for an official proclamation; for him to be be our honorary board chair; and for three city councilwomen to be honorary board members; to publicize the Expo in the city's communications with the community; for the mayor and city council members to speak at the Expo and attend our VIP event. (Whew!)

There was a pause… and then—

He said YES TO ALL OF IT! The mayor even promised that the city would have its own booth. Then we received tons of names, including people in his office that could help us contact sponsors, speakers and volunteers.

We want to “energize Southern Arizona's economy by connecting creative business owners with the spirited women of our community for an exciting experience of education, innovation and entertainment.” That’s the official description. What  this will also do is bring Tucson’s healthy living community together like never before and put us on the map as a place where dreams come true if you just don’t quit.

Sponsors may contact 520-468-8008; exhibitors contact 520-760-2378. Visit or Body and Sol Productions on Facebook.

Oh, I almost forgot—we have a great Men’s Wellness issue for you to read this month. Of course I want to wish a happy Father’s Day to all you dads. We all get so caught up in the whirlwind of our busy days that we don’t stop to appreciate what we have. In “Dad and Daughter Dates,” by Clint Kelly, you’ll pick up a few tips on how to keep those loving relationships fresh.

Going deeper, we explore the very meaning of what it means to be happy in the first place. In “Life Lift: Being Happy from the Inside Out,” Judith Fertig taps experts in several field to find out the secrets to living a happy life.

Don’t miss our featured cooking article, “Grow, Pick, Grill: Making the most of Summer’s Bounty,” by Claire O’Neil, because barbequed ribs aren’t the only thing you can make on a grill.

So please enjoy our magazine this month, patronize our lovely advertisers, eat your veggies, play outside with your cute little dog and start thinking about what you will wear to the Body and Sol Expo next year!

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