Letter from Publisher
Welcome to our second annual Green, Healthy and Sustainable Living Directory. We are pleased to again collaborate with the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and North Texas communities in making this resource available. It exemplifies how we are all working together to realize an ever healthier community.
We are grateful that Natural Awakenings, now celebrating our fifth year partnering with you all, serves as a perfect focal point and meeting place for everyone seeking to live a green and healthy lifestyle, honoring the many God-given resources that bless us daily, beginning with life itself. This edition points you to local people you can turn to for help with any wellness concern, plus needed products and services that lessen civilization’s environmental footprint and allow for continued abundance blessing future generations.
We have had the privilege of witnessing exponential growth in the number of wellness practitioners dedicated to holistic approaches and new businesses providing new green lines of service or uniquely sustainable products. The same green philosophy applies to a number of the Fortune 500 companies headquartered here. All of you inspire us to daily keep reaching out in search of initiatives aiming to make our world a cleaner, healthier and happier place for all to enjoy. We’re proud that Natural Awakenings advertisers are at the forefront of this essential and welcome shift to a better way of being, helping make us one of the green havens in our state. We love highlighting all the progress.
We are also ever-grateful to our readers that let us know what we do is of value in helping them assure better health for their families, themselves and our planet. I grin each time I hear how information we’ve shared is inspiring, encouraging and enriching your lives. Each time we meet up we learn something new, and it’s a privilege knowing you.
Finally, we give special thanks to the talented, dedicated and grace-imbued staff members that are vital to getting this magazine to you each month; Kim in layout, Marty and Alison in editing, Julie in copywriting, Citlalli and Helene in ad design; Rick, Mark and Brent in distribution; and our newest team member and production assistant, Gina.
We hope that the insights, tips and perspectives you discover in these pages will inform, motivate and inspire you to live at the highest level. Have fun along the way as we learn new ways to be kinder to ourselves and our precious Earth.
We all hope you enjoy and hold on to this special issue and use it as your go to resource throughout the year.