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Natural Awakenings Tucson

July 2013

If it might seem silly to be thinking about next spring when we’re in the middle of summer, believe me, it’s not. I was so pumped last month when Mayor Rothschild gave us the green light to put on the Body & Sol Expo next March 8 and 9 at the Tucson Convention Center. Barbara Peters and I looked at each other and said, “It’s time to get to work!”

The great news is that we already have a theme—Begin with Yes, and a keynote speaker, Paul Boynton, author of the book of the same name (see If you liked The Law of Attraction, which made a big splash a few years ago in The Secret, you have to experience the next step of the journey, The Law of Action. It was Nelson Mandela who said, “A vision without action is just a dream; a vision with an action changes the world.”

Boynton has taken his own affirmative message, “The secret to a good life is not about having a positive attitude; it’s about taking positive actions,” to Good Morning America and beyond. With the commitment of a thought leader such as Boynton, I know that soon we’ll have a whole slate of great speakers to inspire attendees at Body & Sol.

It’s also time for local practitioners and businesses to inquire about what role they can play as presenters, sponsors and vendors to a totally motivated bunch of people that will be looking to get their lives in gear. So pick up the phone now and let’s talk—operators are standing by. Well… just us so far, but it’s still only summer.

That brings us back to the present, and enjoying all the outdoor activities we love, like—eating. In “Six Ways To Eat Safe,” by Melinda Hemmelgarn, we learn how to navigate the minefield of GMOS, pesticides and antibiotics that are tainting our food supply. In “Relishing Raw Food,” by Beth Bader, supermodel Carol Alt explains how eating raw keeps her vibrant. If she can do it, you can do it, right? Then there’s “Health Rules, Crazy, Sexy, Savvy, Yummy,” by Judith Fertig, with recipes for sensational successful summer meals.

Also in this issue, we give credit where it’s due in “Food Conspiracy: Co-op still sets the Pace,” by staff writer Sylvia Haskvitz. This community co-op has been a around since 1971 to bring us all the healthiest produce and products at the best prices with the most democratically organized organization possible. If you are not a member, I have to wonder—why not?

In the spirit of summer,

Holly Baker, Publisher

For Body & Sol information, contact co-founders Holly Baker and Barbara Peters at 520-468-8005 (sponsors), 520-760-2378 (exhibitors), or or Body and Sol Productions on Facebook. Interest is building quickly.  

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