Holly Baker, publisher
As we prepare to say goodbye to 2016 and welcome the new year, I'm thinking back on all the positive experiences I've had this year. While there have certainly been enough bad vibes and negativity to last us well into next year, I am comforted to see the humanity all around us--especially at this hopeful time of year.
I urge you to push aside the bad and celebrate the good with me. Enjoy every moment with family, friends and--most importantly--yourself. Take time to stop and appreciate what you have and your future opportunities toward goals you have not yet reached. Vow to make a difference in this city, country and planet in any small way you can. That is how we will achieve the most lasting change.
In "Loving Large", scientists explain how we are all connected, and love is possible to feel not just between partners, family or friends, but also for our fellow man and nature. Let's all put this idea into practice and see how loving all people, places and things can make tomorrow a better day.
I'm sending my warmest wishes and hopes to all of our treasured readers in Tucson and beyond. Thank you for a year of growing, learning, and living healthy together.