April 2012 Publisher Letter
Mar 29, 2012 09:15AM
Every day I find gratitude in all of the new green products that have become part of my life. Because of my household water filtration system, I am able to drink pure, delicious water straight from my faucet and have eliminated the need for water bottles. Each week I receive a fresh box of organic produce delivered right to my door eliminating driving time and food going to waste.
I also am part of a barter organization which allows me to reserve some of that green money we all work so hard for in exchange for a wide variety of products and services. We are all becoming much more resourceful lately, more so out of necessity than anything else.
Our environment and our minds have reached their capacity with the rapid overflow of technology and products. With this in mind, it’s worth our while to pay particular attention to all the green products coming at us—they are changing the way we live.
Recently, I told my marketing director, Gloria Taylor Brown, about how I love to travel and inspire people. Gloria also loves to travel and teach. During our conversation, I mentioned that I especially like motivating young people. While Gloria understood my reasoning, she observed that teaching a fifty-yearold something new is the same as helping a child learn new skills. How true! It further reminded me how many people and businesses we have helped grow through the magazine. Natural Awakenings has helped people find their passion and set out to achieve their goals.
Many of us have reinvented ourselves due to a struggling economy, or to fulfill an uncontrollable urge to bring a product or service to others in need. One thing I firmly believe is that we are never too old and it is never too late to make a change. I was initially attracted to Natural Awakenings magazine because I saw it as a powerful force that was helping to create the change I wanted to see in the world. The endless hours we spend bringing this magazine to you each month is rewarded by the change Natural Awakenings magazines are bringing to San Diego and 90 other communities across the nation.
This seems to be a good time for me to clarify my intentions of selling my San Diego magazine.
I am thrilled that my original aim of bringing Natural Awakenings to San Diego has come to fruition with the support of all our readers and advertisers. My new intention is to have Natural Awakenings in every city in California and to increase its presence on the West Coast. I am ready to wholeheartedly step into that larger vision to spread the word of healthy living. Putting my magazine up for sale is one way of letting the universe know that I am ready for this exciting new shift. I look forward to all of the different opportunities that it brings my way. It is inspiring to attract and encourage new ideas, services, people and products. I appreciate your being on this journey with me.
Think fresh and trust you will attract “green”. It’s just the way it works.
Smiles and salutations to all us entrepreneurs,