Letter from the Publisher
With this issue of Natural Awakenings, we welcome another gorgeous June here in the Bay area. Hurricane season is June 1-November 30 reminding us of the need for preparedness in case hurricane force conditions hit head on. While I’ve seen ‘lower than average’ predictions for this year’s season, I’m still taking cautious steps to avoid last minute scrambling, just in case: stocking up on water and emergency supplies, fine tuning an evacuation plan, etc.
Hillsborough and Pinellas counties offer helpful public information programs on hurricane preparedness in our area. (Learn more at hillsboroughcounty.org/index.aspx?NID=660 and/or at pinellascounty.org/resident/disasters.htm.) And there’s always our network of friends and family. Together we can make it work.
June’s arrival triggers thoughts of the dear dads among us. Special celebrations have taken place ever since Father’s Day was declared a national holiday back in the 60s. This Special Men’s Health issue of Natural Awakenings Tampa Bay offers insight on natural ways and means the males in our lives can achieve and maintain good health. As always, Father’s Day on the third Sunday of June, and the well being of dads and dad-like others is yet another good reason to cherish and spread the good news this issue contains.
As always, open your mind and read on.