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Natural Awakenings Tucson

November 2019 Letter From Publisher

Nov 03, 2019 01:26PM ● By Holly Baker
There’s a lot to be thankful for—not just because it’s the month of Thanksgiving, but also because we’re celebrating one year of our Plant Medicine section. This special issue has even more plant magic, to say thank you to our community for embracing and contributing to this important section we introduced to Natural Awakenings Tucson in September 2018.

First, we’ll look back on the year with J. Garnet’s “A Year in Review”, on page 9. We also have several features on essential oils—from the history and extraction process to IV essential oils. Whether you’re a well-versed user of essential oils or curious to see what the buzz is about, “The Science and Magic of Essential Oils”, on page 26, is full of interesting information and tips.

Foodie April Thompson brings joy to the season’s table with her take on “Zenful Eating: Mindful Meals in Quiet Gratitude” (page 20). Three of the nation’s top Zen chefs share their wisdom about being grateful, present and peaceful at mealtime—just in time for holiday hosting.

With so much on the agenda during this time of year, it’s more important than ever to remember our rest. You’re no good to anyone if you haven’t gotten enough sleep! This month’s other feature, “Chasing ZZZZZs: How to Put Insomnia to Rest” (page 40), examines the many contributors and adverse health effects of compromised sleep, along with natural pathways to a good night’s rest.

I would be remiss not to take this opportunity to say a big “thank you” to everyone who has helped make this year a success, from advertisers, to writers, editors, designers and of course, the readers. I am immensely grateful to continue to bring this important content to the ever-curious Tucson community.

All my gratitude,