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Natural Awakenings Sarasota / Manatee / Charlotte

Letter From the Publisher

As we approach Thanksgiving, I reflect on what my family means to me. The holidays have always been a time of gatherings, getting together with my parents and aunts and uncles to relax, catch up and eat! It was always right after Thanksgiving that my parents would come to Florida from Connecticut for the winter season, to get away from the cold and to soak up the warm sunshine and friendly people. I would fly down and stay with them for a week or two and get to explore the many towns that Florida has to offer. It was the fond memories and beautiful weather that made me want to relocate to Florida. My father has since passed away, but my mother is still with me and very excited to relocate to Florida as well. We can now build new memories together, in a new hometown.

This issue is full of tips and articles to help you celebrate personal empowerment and beauty. You’ll find an article by Judith Fertig, “Empowering Yourself in all Aspects of Life;” some wise words by Serena Dyer on “Growing Up with Spiritual Parents,” which resonated with me; and another story that particularly attracts me, aptly named “Strategic Napping” by Lane Vail. Additionally, there’s an article by Kathleen Barnes on DYI natural home beauty recipes. And so much more!

There’s also local news and articles for November with events and providers you’ll want to learn more about, our Pet Perspective column and a Community Spotlight on a terrific spa in downtown Sarasota.

Thank you for choosing Natural Awakenings and for sharing it with friends and family. It’s what the beginning of the holiday season is all about, and we are grateful to our readers, our staff and our advertisers for your support of the message we want to share with the Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte County communities.

Please enjoy this issue and relish in Thanksgiving.


February 2023 Digital Edition











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