June 2022 Letter From PublisherMay 31, 2022 09:00AM ● By Holly Baker
Men’s health and wellness issues are at the forefront of this June edition of Natural Awakenings.
In “The Healing of the Modern Man”, on page 14, we dive into the ways that today’s men are embracing their emotional power, rather than shying away from it. Thankfully, our society has shifted to becoming more inclusive, accepting and encouraging of stepping outside of the “gender norms”. There is much to learn here about how to step into this new normal as a man—but also for anyone who knows a man who would benefit from feeling supported and understood. (Who wouldn’t?)
Alongside this subject, on page 19, “Healing Trauma” is a great article that sheds light on how many of us are dealing with various kinds of trauma, including emerging ideas and therapies and a list/explanation of some treatment options that may be beneficial to anyone dealing with hard things.
Father’s Day brings to mind the fathers in our lives—fathers of all kinds. “The Gift of An Imperfect Father”, on page 17, talks about how we can learn important life lessons from our parents for their imperfections and failings, just as much as from what they’ve done “right”.
For some fun this month, read “Unplugged Adventures” about eco-tripping to unique, off-grid, camping and adventuring spots across the country. Put that phone down and reconnect with yourself—or your companions. “Planet-Friendly Pours” also guides us on the journey to finding truly delicious, sustainable wine and spirits. There are also a couple of fun drink recipes to try.
In good health,