Are you thinking about your New Year’s resolutions yet? Get inspired with our feature article “Powerful You! Six Ways to Create the Life You Want.” It is full of ideas to kick-start your journey to a better you in such areas as physical and emotional health, relationships, work, finances and spirituality.
The art and science of creating natural beauty products is fascinating and fun! In our Green Living feature this month, we explore this topic and offer you simple recipes for wholesome, homemade personal care and beauty products. Not only are these great for personal use, but consider bottling some up for holiday gifts for friends, family and co-workers!
Speaking of the holidays, if you’re like me, it’s so easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of shopping, wrapping and events, and wind up going in too many directions. In doing so, we often lose the meaning and lose out on the real fun. In our Healthy Kids feature this month, you’ll find simple solutions for simplifying the holidays while giving kids the true gifts of the season: time, love and tradition.
One great way to show kids the true meaning of the holidays is to teach them how to help out in their community. In this month’s Community Spotlight, we highlight some local charities and how you can help them, along with a list of other non-profits and their websites for your exploration.
Last but not least, let’s not forget our pets in the holiday rush. Our Natural Pet feature shows you some simple ways to help your favorite companion (dog, cat, fish or bird) celebrate the season with you.
If you read this in time, please be sure to come out to the 15th annual Green Living and Energy Expo at the Roanoke Civic Center on November 7 and 8. The event, hosted by the Association of Energy Conservation Professionals, is THE place to be to learn about product, services, businesses and non-profits who can help you live a greener, healthier life.
Look for our Holiday Gift Guide in next month’s issue of Natural Awakenings. As always, we welcome your ideas and input!