April 2023 Letter From PublisherMar 31, 2023 09:00AM ● By Holly Baker
How is spring in the desert treating you? This is a great time of year to discuss farming, sustainability and our connection to the Earth.
One of our featured articles this month covers the ever-growing network of 5G cell towers that are being built around Tucson every day. We are told these are needed for our “smart” devices and connection to the world, but what about the negatives of this technology?
Learn about the potential environmental impacts of 5G towers, and what we can do to help steer Tucson in a healthier direction, on page 18. Plan Tucson 2045 is a roadmap for the future of our city over the next 20 years, and you can weigh in on what you’d like to see happen in Tucson by filling out surveys and attending workshops. Read the article for more!
Jeff Moyer, CEO of Rodale Institute, talks about the best farming practices that can help human and planetary health, on page 20. On page 22, “Toxic Overload” gives great, no-nonsense tips for removing toxins and pollutants from our water, food and air, so we can all breathe easier, knowing we’re doing what we can to live in a safe, non-toxic way.
In the mental realm, we have two interesting articles about sustaining our souls and experiencing absolute awe about the world and our part in it. In “Existential Awe”, on page 14, learn about how psychedelics could help us connect better—with ourselves, each other and the world—by opening our minds to the connection we all share that is not always obvious.
Then, learn how to charge your “soulular” batteries and tend your own inner garden in “What Sustains Your Soul?” on page 16. Getting more in tune with yourself and your own needs helps you thrive in both challenging and joyful situations. You just need to listen to what your soul needs, and go from there.
In good health,