August 2022 Letter From PublisherJul 31, 2022 09:00AM ● By Holly Baker
As we near the end of summer and beginning of the next phase of the year, Natural Awakenings is here to talk about self-empowerment, which comes in many forms. Whether that empowerment comes from standing on your own two feet (page 19), finally tackling a daunting mountain of grief (page 16), trying a new therapy (page 21) or learning to take more necessary time for yourself—no apologies—we are here to cheer you on.
It’s also important at the end of the summer to remember to take time to slow down, enjoy the little moments and feel ready to tackle another school year—or simply the changing of seasons—with a fresh outlook.
In “Take a Silent Hike”, on page 27, learn some simple and eye-opening tips and games to better enjoy being out in nature—with all your senses. A hike can be meditative, as well as invigorating. Similarly, on page 19, learn the basics of the yoga pose Tadasana, and how to use its foundational strength in any area of life that may need some extra confidence and balance.
You can also soothe your soul and get relief from anxiety with a quick overview of the top eight essential oils for anxiety relief, on page 28. This could be a handy guide to keep close as the kids are going back to school. For other insight on helping children build lasting life skills, read “Raising A Well-Rounded Child” on page 22.
Wishing you a powerful start to the fall season, whatever that may mean for you.