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Natural Awakenings Sarasota / Manatee / Charlotte

April 2015

Mar 29, 2015 01:00AM

Spring is here and, of course, I always think of freshening up my home this time of year, inside and out. With Earth Day approaching on the 22nd, it is perfect timing to implement some environmentally friendly ideas into this annual ritual. Our April issue is packed with some great tips for the home and garden, as well as getting more in touch with nature. 

If you have ever had allergies, like myself, check out this month’s article on a Healthy Home. You will learn that there are many toxins in the home that can and should be eliminated, plus several ideas on how to keep a “green” home and lawn. 

Check out our Nature’s Lessons article as well. With the busy days ahead, we all need to take a break and relax. We also tend to forget how to use our local environment to take away stress and improve our health, both physically and mentally. I know I spend way too much time in front of the computer and have to get outside more to soak up the sun and beauty that unfolds every year in the spring.

Don’t forget to read our monthly pet section, as there is a wonderful article on therapy dogs helping children improve their literacy skills. Who knew that our furry companions are not only our best friends but also a confidence builder for children with special needs?!

Juliette Jones concludes her four-part series on bee keeping (and the wonder of bees, in general) with this month’s column. We hope you’ve been inspired and educated on the almost magical qualities of this unique creation of nature.

As always, there are notices of local events and accomplishments. This is, after all, your magazine. We welcome your feedback and will strive to provide the information you want and need to enrich your life naturally. 

Enjoy the season, breathe in the freshness and renewal in the air, and strive to enrich your life with positivity and purpose. Spring is a new beginning. Make the most of it!

 

Janet Lindsay, Publisher 

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