A Bit of This and That
May is one of those months that promises something for everyone. Mother’s Day, graduation, vacation planning and anticipation of thecarefree days of summer have arrived.
May also hostsNational Women’s Health Week (May 8-14), as well as osteoporosis, arthritis and lupus awareness campaigns to combat these chronic conditions that largely affect women. So when we met Dr. Michelle Eisenberg, Rheumatologist, we knew that featuring her story and her dedication to combating these diseases, as well as others, could help create positive change in many peoples’ lives. Learn more about Dr. Eisenberg and the newest advances in her field on p. 34.
If you’re looking for a memorable yet different type of trip this summer, consider ecotravel. Ecotourism is no longer just for long-haired hippies who wish to be one with nature! If you connect with Google and start doing your research, you’ll find eco-vacations to suit every budget and lifestyle—from luxurious spa experiences to hands-on community service and ecotourism projects like the one featured in this issue, “Farm in the Clouds” (p. 52). Travel to Nicaragua (surprisingly, one of the safest destinations in the world)to the home of an intentional community created to promote self-sustaining lifestyles.
Planning a road trip? Ghastly gas prices may get you thinking about one of the new fuel efficient and earth-friendly vehicles. We’ve got the scoop on seven models on p. 26, as well as simple tips to step up the standards of your current ride.
This issue also features a new contributing writer. Harry Lazerus, a self-proclaimed contrarian, has a little fun spinning the message of past Change articles. This month he tackles a March message that inspires readers to live without fear and doubt. Harry reminds us (on p. 12) why this feat may be impossible to achieve.
“A Mother and Daughter Love Story” (p. 45) should clear the guilt from every mother’s heart! It’s a very personal piece by Jayme Lamm reminding us that, while mothers are not perfect, they seem to give their children exactly what they need to grow into their best lives.
Like the month of May, there’s something for everyone in this issue. We love to hear your feedback about our articles and events. Your voice helps keep Change original and interesting, so please share your thoughts on our Facebook page (Change Magazine), or email me at the address below. We are creating quite an extensive online community of Change and I encourage you to join us!
I would love to meet you at one of our upcoming events. Plan to be atour free monthly “Films that Inspire Change” outdoor screening on May 13 in League City (Vanishing of the Bees). Find more details and RSVP for this, and other events, on our Facebook page. Or shoot me an email and I will save yourplace.
Wishing you a marvelous May!
Thanks for reading,