May 01, 2013 05:55PM
Welcome to the May 2013 issue of Natural Awakenings. Our focus this month is on women’s health, and readers of both sexes will find helpful tips for healthy living.
Kathleen Barnes offers multiple tips on aging gracefully in a well-researched article that draws on the expertise of multiple practitioners across the country. The advice is sound and presented in an inviting format. I know you’ll find information that you can use today and through your pursuit of “the fountain of youth.”
May is also a good time to consider removing toxins from your body, and Linda Sechrist’s article offers some tips on gentle detox techniques. Because exercise is so important in keeping the body fully functioning, we’ve included Debra Melani’s observations on the benefits of cycling. As she points out, the physical aspects are great, but the social implications are strong, too. Building a network of fellow bike enthusiasts can support your fitness and fun goals.
De-cluttering can be therapeutic as well as a boon to your home or office environment. April Thompson offers tips on how to get around the mental and emotional roadblocks that somehow keep us from making room in our lives for people and experiences, rather than “stuff.” She shows us how to save time, money and even our sanity by attacking the clutter in small steps.
If you’ve ever considered teaching yoga, you’ll enjoy the Maxine Renee’s interview with Ginny East on the depth of instruction embraced by teachers achieving their RT-200 certification.
I learned a lot by reading Sayer Ji and Tania Melkonian’s discussion on edible hormones. This article offers some enlightening facts and approaches to hormone replacement research and practice. Learn the value of incorporating pomegranate, flax, broccoli and cumin into your diet.
We haven’t forgotten about our furry friends. Sandra Murphy takes a look at ways to accommodate an indoor cat who wants to be outside, in a safe and controlled environment.
Evan Marc Katz’s advice for internet dating is sure to resonate with our readers who are single. There are some great tips here, as well.
And because this issue is devoted to the well-being of women, we’ve included a thought-provoking article about the dynamics of the mother/daughter relationship. Read Meredith Montgomery’s tips on the “drama” of dealing with teenaged girls.
You will also see an array of activities in both the News Briefs and our Calendar of Events. High season may be over, or nearly so, but the opportunities for volunteering, exploring and just having fun remain plentiful. All of us here at Natural Awakenings are proud to be a part of the action.
Feel good. Live simply. Laugh more.