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Natural Awakenings Twin Cities - September 2019

Sep 01, 2019 12:00AM ● By Candi Broeffle
Featuring: Age-Defying Bodywork PLUS Yoga Therapy

Letter from the Publisher

Candi Broeffle

 It has been a few months since I have written a publisher’s letter, and I appreciate the grace you’ve shown me during this time. The summer brought many changes for our family, including purchasing a home in the Twin Cities and putting our home in northern Minnesota on the market. This has kept us busy with many projects, including packing and purging, remodeling and repairing. It’s quite the exciting time, and we are looking forward to starting a new chapter and being closer to all of the friends we’ve made through Natural Awakenings.

Our transition will be complete this fall, and I am so grateful for the more pleasant weather as the heavy lifting begins. September brings us sunny days of comfort and nights of cool relief—a much needed reprieve from the humidity of Minnesota summers! The thing I love most about Minnesota is the ability to experience each season in all its glory—though my favorite seasons of spring and fall seem to be getting shorter each year. The impact of climate change is evident to those of us who remember the lingering days of these transitional times.

This month, the health of the planet and its inhabitants is at the core of writer Yvette Hammett’s article “The Re-Use Revolution: Plastics Peril Drives New Strategies.” The growing plastics crisis has some people yearning for the days when soft drinks and beer all came in reusable containers that required a deposit, or when milk and cream were delivered to the front porch in quaint glass bottles. Learn how some states, municipalities and private companies are taking us back to the future in innovative ways.

As we breeze into fall, vitality is the watchword for recharging batteries. Writer Marlaina Donato offers a comprehensive guide to ward off inflammation and premature cell death in “Age-Defying Bodywork: How to Turn Back the Clock.” She explains how fortifying the nervous system through massage, acupuncture and reflexology is critical to combating age-accelerating stress hormones like cortisol—and has now been embraced by the medical mainstream.

I hope you will join me this month in turning back the clock and slowing the speed of life. There is much to do, but nothing more important than taking care of ourselves.

Wishing you wellness!

Candi Broeffle, Publisher

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