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Natural Awakenings of Greater Ann Arbor & Detroit / Wayne & Monroe Counties Michigan

Natural Awakenings Greater Ann Arbor Edition - June 2020

Welcome to our June 2020 Issue

Flowing with the River of Life

John & Trina

If time is a river, then we are certainly enjoying the cruise as June marks Natural Awakenings Ann Arbor’s 14th anniversary! We have enjoyed producing and delivering each and every one of our 169 monthly issues to you to help empower you with useful information that makes a real difference in the health of you, your family and our planet. We look forward to continuing to enrich and educate our community about healthy and sustainable lifestyle choices and connecting like-minded people and businesses.

Many people have responded to the recent challenges in the best ways they know. For us, powerful insights have been gained about what is truly important and what can be done without. We have learned that we indeed miss spending time with others, and in quieter moments, realize that we are in the process of letting go of what once was.

We can make use of our experiences by allowing them to change us for the good, flowing with the river and feeling supported by the flow of life. Self-compassion is required as we regroup, moving into what the future holds for us.

We invite you to explore the future in our pages this June, and summer is the time to breathe new life into our current reality. While life is certainly different than normal these days, now is an ideal opportunity to improve our mind, body and spirit. Whatever it is that helps you recharge to make the most of living an inspired summer, we encourage you to do it!

Start by listening to your inner song, allow your body’s intelligence and intuition to guide you to your own natural rhythm. As George Bernard Shaw observed, “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” Give yourself a fresh start whenever you need it.

Travel to a campfire under the stars or a swim in a pristine lake can transcend our everyday experiences. Southeastern Michigan is home to many wonderful parks, lakes and streams. With the current situation, some families are staying close to home, seeking retreats and vacations that involve nature.

Check our local resources in “Roads Less Traveled” for some new vacation ideas that will provide exercise and fun for the whole family. Be it your toes in the sand or your hands tending to your garden, enjoy this lovely month of June and all the exciting fun summer brings with your family and friends.

As always, we thank our advertisers and distributors for their support that makes Natural Awakenings possible, so please say thank-you by shopping at their stores and using their services. Thank you especially, dear reader, for picking up Natural Awakenings each month and joining more than 3 million kindred spirits in our journey of relishing an awakened life and creating the kind of world we know is possible.

Our expansion into the Detroit metropolitan area has been a long time coming, and we are so happy to engage with this energetic and sincere population of individuals. The city has a long and proud history and a bright future that we intend to explore together.

With a great big hug to all of the amazing folks that have shared in this fantastic journey with us all these years, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

With love and gratitude and to all the special men in our lives… Happy Father’s Day!

John and Trina

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