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Natural Awakenings San Diego

Letter from Publisher

Mar 31, 2017 07:16PM

Me, Erin and her sweet brother Bruce sharing plant medicine experiences and a healthy bowl at Eve's restaurant.

Happy April my dear readers! As I type these words, I lie here with a strained lower back creating this monthly publication to my cherished audience.

   Funny how life happens when you’re busy making other plans! Today I was planning on digging out the remainder of my front yard to finalize my eco-friendly garden. It appears many of my neighbors are doing the same. It’s so inspiring to see all of the different landscapes taking shape in my neighborhood.

   With my publication comes so many journeys and paths that it’s difficult to stay focused and on target all the time. I will say again that plant medicine has become a way of life for me and many others. I’m resting here cozily with a CBD pain patch and topical balms on my back. This medicine truly helps alleviate the pain and enhances my focus. I’ve had my unfortunate share of surgeries in my time so I recognize the immediate benefits of opiates. I also know they can create havoc in our bodies and our lives. It’s just one of the many reasons to turn to alternative health remedies. It takes time, patience and trial and error to know what combination of natural health remedies works best for each individual. This includes the plethora of alternative modalities available to us—including plant medicine. Thankfully more and more doctors are jumping on board to substitute synthetic meds for natural medicine. I hope that in our near future we are governed by what is best for our health without all the politics and uneducated stigmas that accompany mass media messages.

   A special thank you to my editor Erin and her brother Bruce for stopping in Encinitas and sharing their plant medicine stories with me after their return trip from Rythmia Life Advancement Center in Costa Rica (see page 2). Their tales brought me back there, too. Not only did our visit help me gain new insights, it increased my passion to help others heal.

   To a happy, naturally healthy life for you and your loved ones!



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