A Few Words from Holly
May 30, 2014 08:53AM
“Men, men, men, men, manly men, men, men”… can you believe that’s a TV theme song (for the show Two and A Half Men)? Well, I guess they like it—Vive la difference! Women like men, too, and that’s what makes the world go ‘round, I guess. With Father’s Day falling on June 15, Men’s Wellness is our featured topic this month.
The best present to give men probably isn’t something to eat or something to wear, but something to do, like a homemade coupon to go get a prostate exam or colonoscopy. Whoops, that may not sound very romantic, but cancer doesn’t just strike women, you know. For some reason, men (at least the ones I know) are notoriously reluctant to see the doctor about anything. No matter the injury or complaint, they say they can just “walk it off.” Read our feature, “Journey into Maturity: Setbacks Make Boys into Men,” by Nick Clements, for more insight.
One healthy habit for everyone, and the most popular physical activity nationwide, is simply walking. If you just can’t get enough or want some tips for making your experience better, consult our story, “Moveable Feet: How to Make Walking Part of Everyday Life,” by Lane Vail.
Our second focus this issue is on Inspired Living. Although it’s true that inspiration can be found anywhere, sometimes we are in a state of mind that for whatever reason—physical injury, emotional trauma, financial setback or relationship issue—blocks our ability to receive inspiration. That’s when we should seek help. “The Healing Power of Story: How Telling Our Truths Can Set Us Free,” by Judith Fertig, is a step in the right direction.
It’s time for the annual Kitten Shower at the Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter, and I’m sure all our animal-loving readers won’t want to miss it. Get all the details in our News Briefs department. On the same note, we’ve got a great writeup this month about making and preserving memories of the pets you have right now, in “Telling Your Pet’s Story: Scrapbooks Strut Their Stuff,” by Sandra Murphy.
With the addition of Barbara Peters as Marketing Director for our team, we’re extremely pleased to announce the birth of our new blog. Together with print and digital editions of our monthly magazine, you’ll now be able to savor even more content with information about our healthy living, healthy planet community. We look forward to serving our advertisers with this new media opportunity and to delighting our readers with behind-the-scenes content that may at times be flavored by the spirited personalities of its authors…Holly and Barbara. Welcome to Natural Tucson Blog everyone!
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads and may your special day be full of health, happiness and love!
Holly Baker, Publisher