This month’s issue focuses on the women in our lives, especially our moms. I am sure Mother’s Day means different things for each person. Because I don’t have children, I get to spend the day primarily with my mother. It is a great time to reflect on our experiences together and all the great times we have had with each other. Since her health has declined over the years, I am heavily involved in her health care. I am so grateful to be able to have access to many articles on better health and treatment options at my fingertips through Natural Awakenings and also to be able to share them with you.
I know breast health is a high priority with most of our readers, with the rising presence of breast cancer as we age. I have two wonderful articles in this issue on overall breast health. There are some great tips on how to be in tune with your breasts to help be aware of symptoms, as well as a better way for testing and treatment.
Another great article to check out is on sleek and toned muscles. I love to work out but used to primarily concentrate on cardio. I found that lifting weights, even light ones, has helped me be more toned and feel stronger. Plus, I am burning more calories! I highly recommend adding this to your workout, as it only takes a few extra minutes to boost your routine.
With spring comes, of course, spring cleaning! Besides providing an opportunity to get the cobwebs out of our homes, we can also take this opportunity to de-clutter our lives and our minds. Recycling unused or no longer “precious” items in our homes is always a great idea. Donations to animal shelter thrift shops, Goodwill, Salvation Army and other humanitarian organizations are gratefully accepted. Check out the article on up-cycling old furniture as a great way to give new life to “still-useful-but-seen-better-days” items.
Janet Lindsay, Publisher