Natural Awakenings Twin Cities - June 2020 Issue
Featuring: Inspired Lifestyle Travel PLUS: Brain Health
Letter from the Publisher
This month’s cover was chosen in honor of all the men and women who play the role of father in someone’s life. Though my father was never a kayaker, the image of a man with a cap that adjusts in the back, a colorful lifejacket, large weathered hands and the colors of the surrounding Minnesota lakes, certainly reminds me of him.
We spent many hours with my Dad each summer on the lakes of northern Minnesota fishing for his favorites—sun fish and crappies. Once our haul was made, we would bring our loot home and stand outside next to the chicken coop; we kids scaled the fish and Dad cleaned them, throwing the heads and innards over the fence to the waiting hens. Once everything was cleaned, Mom would bread and fry them in one of her many cast iron skillets. I can still taste the tart rhubarb punch we enjoyed as we waited to eat ourselves silly and talk about all the adventures of the day.
Summers on the farm were filled with hard work and a whole lot of fun. Our family was together, enjoying each other’s company most of the time, and arguing some of the time. But no matter what, the days were filled with love.
As we face a summer of continued social distancing, cancelled camps and outdoor activities, I hope your family will become even closer. Enjoy each other’s company, play in the yard or at the park, eat dinner together, enjoy an evening fire. Perhaps you will even take time to teach your children all the things your parents taught you.
It wasn’t long after stay-at-home orders were put into place that the phrase “The Great Pause” made the rounds, which I think perfectly encompasses this time in our history: A time to pause, rest, reflect and come together in a more meaningful way.
To the pause!
Candi Broeffle, Publisher