November 2017 Letter From Publisher
Natural Awakenings of Tucson is 10 years old! Ten years is a long time. So much about all of us, and this magazine included, has grown and changed since 2007, but doesn’t it still feel like it was also just yesterday? I am so grateful for the support of this community for the last 10 years, and I expect to be going strong into the future, providing the Tucson area with the resources you seek and value most along your never-ending journey to eat well, live simply and be happier.
To celebrate a beautiful 10 years together, I’d like to formally invite you all (yes, you) to party in honor of the health and happiness of our Tucson community. Meet us from 1 to 4 p.m., November 12, Reid Park Rose Garden. We’re expecting a sunny day at a wonderful venue, music, healthy food, raffle prizes and great fun with friends both old and new.
While talking with a mentor of mine recently, he reminded me of the value of participating. If you’re invited, go—participate. Don’t stand on the sidelines of your life. Sure, you may be tired, not feeling your best or simply nervous to do something new or interact with new people. But imagine what could happen if you go out and participate. You could enjoy great food, great drinks, meet new people and have lots of fun. Is the alternative really a better option—staying home and eating leftovers? Will you feel good about your decision the next day?
We live in a very isolated, solitary world. But we’re herd animals. People that have friends and feel a part of a larger community are happier, so don’t isolate yourself. Whether it’s a fundraiser, business event, social gathering, or, say, the Natural Awakenings Tucson 10th Anniversary Party, go and participate! Always remember: the next person you meet has the potential to change your life.
As the old adage goes, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll get the same result.”
Here’s to embracing new, exciting changes and experiences, and cherishing the friends, partners and memories that have shaped us for the last 10 years. We are so grateful for each one of you.