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December 2019 Letter From Publisher

Dec 01, 2019 06:02PM ● By Holly Baker
Greetings, Tucson! As 2019 comes to a close, and in the spirit of the season, we rightly turn our attention to metaphysical matters, most notably Linda Sechrist’s uplifting feature, “The Emerging Power of ‘We’: Awakening to the Evolution of Community.” Here, you’ll find a compelling argument that collective wisdom, collaborative change and the need to evolve from a culture of “me” to a culture of “we” may be the key to addressing the major challenges that confront humankind.
     
In addition to feeding the soul, we focus on nourishing ourselves with Earth-friendly holiday practices, from updating family traditions and serving vegan treats, to reducing food waste and choosing safe and eco-smart toys and gifts.
   
While this time of year can often mean too much food and giving in to unhealthy habits before we vow to be better in the New Year, it doesn’t have to be. In “The Merry Vegan”, learn how to make holiday favorites that taste delicious, please a crowd—and are vegan! Also key to surviving the season is “Holiday Tips for People with Food Restrictions”, on page 22.
   
And, for those who worry about the waste that this season can bring, check out page 32 for the medicinal uses of holiday decorations. Christmas trees, poinsettias, white roses and mistletoe aren’t just aesthetically pleasing—they can also be medicine.

Wishing you all a joyful holiday season,
Holly Baker, publisher

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