Letter From the Publisher
Each May we celebrate and recognize mothers and motherly-others (this year: 2nd Sun., May 14). In the greater sense, this includes women who have nurtured us and been there for us. Whether it’s a phone call, hug, flowers, or some other special recognition, this is an opportunity to express appreciation in our own unique ways
In addition to our magazine’s ongoing focus on current news and views in the natural health movement, this issue also illuminates advances in the field of natural pregnancy and childbirth. We also pay special attention to today’s “women rising” phenomenon.
Of particular interest, writer Linda Sechrist offers amazing insight on “Heart-Based Leadership” and current and emerging ways women are mobilizing to heal the world. Also, in terms of self-care and empowerment, freelance writer Aimee Hughes offers a refreshing look at various forms of nonviolent self-defense in “Mastering Self Defense: Staying Aware Avoids Problems”. These martial arts forms sound inviting and completely doable.
May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists. National Bike to Work Week 2017 will be May 15-19, with Bike to Work Day on the 19th. This is a good time to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and to encourage more folks to give it a try. Let’s be real: There is no better place than Tampa Bay for pumping the pedals and preserving personal and planetary health.
As always, open your mind, and read on