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Natural Awakenings San Diego

Letter from the Editor

If you would have told me a decade ago that I’d be sitting here on a beautiful autumn day, happily typing away a letter from the editor for the San Diego edition of Natural Awakenings magazine, I would have thought you were nuts. But life is such an amazing journey that somehow in all my life’s twists and turns here I am, celebrating over 10 years with my Natural Awakenings family. I first discovered Natural Awakenings while on an extended RV road trip. My then-boyfriend-now-husband and I kept running cross this fabulous magazine all over the state of Florida. At the time, our future was wide open and we weren’t quite sure what to do with our lives. By the time we left the state of Florida en route to our new home in Portland, Oregon, I was already contemplating what it would be like to be a publisher. A few months later, my husband and I became the original publishers of the Portland edition. While we eventually sold our magazine, we stayed with the Natural Awakenings family because it feels like home.

There are so many reasons why I love Natural Awakenings magazine. Not only do I have access to cutting-edge information in the healthy living arena, I feel so connected to what is going on in the community. In fact, get your calendars out San Diegans, because there is so much going on and you won’t want to miss these events. This month you’ll get a chance to learn Reconnective Healing, enter your pet in a costume contest at the 4th annual Dia De Los Perros celebration at Pupologie in Encitinas, or get inspired at Hay House’s “I Can Do It!” event in Pasadena, to name just a few.

One of the things I love most about Natural Awakenings is that, without fail, each month features editorial that informs me about something I need to know or at least be reminded of. The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity for me. With back-to-school activities, house hunting, deadlines, and just trying to get outside as much as possible before the weather turns, it seems that I’ve forgotten how to relax and just breathe. Thankfully, Lane Vail’s article, “Breathtaking Wisdom” reminded me to do just that. My naturopath also recently informed me that many holistic dentists are now focusing on the importance of a proper bite, so I was really interested in reading Dr. Jeffry Kerbs article “A Balanced Bite for Health”. I also found Kathleen Barnes’s “Dynamic Duo” article on the energizing health effects of combining acupuncture and chiropractic to be intriguing as well. There’s just so much fascinating information to be found within the pages of this month’s issue. Enjoy perusing. And have fun discovering those little golden nuggets of wisdom you’re sure to find.

Here’s to a happy, healthy fall!

Erin Lehn Floresca Natural Awakenings