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Natural Awakenings Sarasota / Manatee / Charlotte

Letter from the Publisher June 2016

Well, it’s official: the weather––or, should I say humidity––is heating up here in the Sunshine State which can only mean that beach season has arrived! With summertime currently upon us, this month’s issue of Natural Awakenings is full of suggestions to maximize your wellness throughout this exciting time of year.  


First, be sure to check out the feature article on “Happiness Habits” which offers advice on simplifying your life, adopting a positive outlook, cultivating healthy routines and nurturing that mind-body-spirit connection to achieve genuine bliss.  


Also, with the kids away from school these next couple months, our “Conscious Eating” article has you covered for nourishing snacks to serve when they need an afternoon pick-me-up from all their outdoor adventures. These “whole food quick bites” are convenient and crowd-pleasing ways to sneak essential nutrients into even the pickiest eater’s diet.  


Of course, we can’t forget about those beloved “furry children” either, and our article on “Preventing & Treating Heatstroke” explains how to respond––from a holistic perspective––if the Southwest Florida temperatures harm your pet’s well-being. These tips will especially benefit indoor-outdoor animals or large dogs who need frequent exercise.  


Finally, whether you’re planning a family vacation, couple’s getaway or road trip with friends this summer, “The World of House Swapping & AirBnB” feature is also worth a read. Exploring affordable, creative and eco-friendly accommodation ideas for travelers, this article will get your engines revved for tourist season––no matter where that wanderlust might lead! 


I hope this issue inspires you to have a vibrant, healthy and, of course, fun-filled summer! As always, please email any comments or suggestions to [email protected] Wherever these “dog days” take you…bon voyage, dear readers!  






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