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Natural Awakenings Tampa Florida

Letter From the Publisher

Happy July 2016 to one and all. Life on the West Coast of Florida continues at its blessedly healthy pace. 
    I am so grateful to be able to bring this independent publication to the Bay Area community every month. This is made possible through the continuing support of our loyal advertisers and ever-growing readership. Tampa Bay’s natural health community rocks! 
    Once again our monthly magazine is packed with engaging information to stimulate our minds and move us to lovingly care for ourselves, our community and our planet. Writer Linda Sechrist’s timely look at “Real News That Matters” (page 26) is a particularly good read. Linda highlights the unique ways today’s media shapes public opinion, looking especially at the vital role independent media can play in supporting broader and more positive approaches to daily life and a brighter future.
    Those of us busy to the max will find solace reading “Make Time for Downtime” (page 31), by writer April Thompson. This entirely accessible piece spells out how we can ‘chill out’ and revive both body and soul. 
    On Monday, July 4, we again celebrate our nation’s Declaration of Independence. This holiday stirs thoughts of picnics, fireworks and beach excursions. Hopefully, it also inspires reflection on our connectedness and the healthy promise of mutual support for all life on Earth.
    As always, open your mind and read on.