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Letter From the Publisher

With typically gorgeous weather here on Florida’s Gulf Coast, people come to expect heavenly-perfect temperatures every day. Even with the rare freezing low that comes with the season, we dig out sweaters, jackets and hats, count our blessings, and carry on. We are spoiled, and we know it.
So here it is, a month into 2018, and another issue of Natural Awakenings Tampa Bay has hit the streets. The opportunity to bring this beautiful and empowering magazine to the Bay Area every month is such a joy for me. In the nearly two decades as publisher I’ve seen the natural health community grow and evolve in profound ways … yet another reason to count our blessings.
       In “Meditation That Works” (page 34), writer April Thompson shares reinforcing insight on the mental, physical and spiritual benefits of the practice of meditation. Whether seasoned veteran or newcomer to the experience, many readers will appreciate Thompson’s tips on fitting meditation into even the busiest of schedules. 
     This month’s Conscious Eating feature is a delicious article by writer Judith Fertig. “Foods Our Heart Will Love” (page 38) is inspiring, with news on heart healthy choices and super foods that promote well being. Fertig suggests ways and means of attaining this gastronomical expertise, including how to fix the perfect Valentine’s Day meal, starting with dark chocolate.
As always, open your mind and read on.
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