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Natural Awakenings Tucson

August 2019 Letter From Publishers

The kids are heading back to school and it’s an ideal time for parents to hit the reset button, taking stock of myriad challenges today’s children face. Local Tucson professionals confront these head-on in “The Modern Recipe for a Healthy Child”, on page 19. Each offers insights into raising kind, resilient and resourceful kids in a world vastly different from the one we grew up in.

While the kids are starting new years and chapters of their journeys, we may also be taking a look at our own path in life. Are you happy with your current trajectory? Are you doing what propels you to get out of bed in the morning? If not, you’re not alone. On page 22, Yvette Patterson tells her personal story of realizing what was holding her back from doing that which she always wanted to do. I hope her words drive you to take action in your own life—which will also set a great example for the kids.

Adults and kids will find plenty of healthy activities and options in this month’s issue. Take a walk on the wild side with April Thompson’s “Wild and Wonderful: Foraging for Foodies” as your guide.

As always, the calendar at the back of the issue is the place to find all the best healthy living events in Tucson. Pick out a few last activities to enjoy while the summer is winding down. It is my hope that you learn something new and make new friends in this wonderful community.

To being our best selves and raising the best kids,


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