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Natural Awakenings Houston is Houston's premier healthy living magazine.

Mike & Cindy Hart

Letter from the Publishers


As we slide into summer the days get longer and hotter, to take a line from The Lion King, “There's more to see than can ever be seen. More to do than can ever be done.” There are so many fun and exciting things to do in this vibrant city of ours. Many of them listed in the calendar in the back of this issue of Natural Awakenings. There are also many challenging things that must be done. For us, among them are looking for another affordable place to live and dealing with the effects of the Canadian Paper Tariff on our business. Naturally, the fun things are not a problem. Even if there are two that happen at the same time and we have to choose, it’s good either way. For the challenging things, I’d like to share a few of the things we do that help us overcome them, or at least cope with them.

  • Focus on the present. Yes, we remember the past and plan for the future but it’s possible to get so weighted down by mistakes or bad choices you have made or worry about what might happen that you can’t enjoy the present or even function in the present.
  • Be thankful for what we do have. We have a roof over our heads and a car that still runs. We have a pack for four dogs that give us unlimited love. We have the best little healthy living magazine in the city, and you our readers. We have each other. I’m reminded of what a good friend once told me, “I got out of bed this morning on two good legs. It could have been otherwise.”
  • Do the things we can do to make things better. Some things you just have to accept but some things can be changed and working toward making those changes give you hope.
  • Set aside time each day for things that are important to our souls. Take a little time each day to do one fun thing, to play. Take time to tell each other that we love each other. Take time each day for a spiritual practice. Take time to keep in touch with friends.

This isn’t a complete list or a perfect list but if you find that one of the things we do also works for you then you have one more coping tool in your tool box. So, as you go about your days in the heat and the traffic that is Houston in the summer, remember to be kind. It doesn’t usually cost anything, and it may just make someone’s day.

Bright blessings,

Mike and Cindy Hart

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