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Fall is in the Air!

While the leaves are still green on the trees, we know that fall is nearly upon us as the nights slowly cool down. We begin to mark our calendars with upcoming ag fairs, fall festivals, apple picking options and the impending appearance of pumpkin spice on nearly everything. As we move toward the colder New England months, warm yourself up by thinking ahead and planning vacations around your healthy living habits and interests.

Our local experts impart wisdom to help you find travel options and navigate staying healthy during travel. Dr. Alyssa DeSena offers wellness travel tips from a naturopathic perspective while Rev. Dr. Jessica Scofield Chichester focuses on the power of plant and South American shamanic medicine retreats. We also have articles on destinations for spiritual enlightenment, yoga on vacations, finding your calling, eco-travel tips, mindful eating, helping kids through trauma and anxiety, dog parenting, and more.

With the start of the school year, some families have decided to homeschool or are contemplating whether it is the best option for their children for a variety of reasons. Connecticut Homeschool Network’s founder and co-president, Diane Connors, offers advice with best practices, tips and resources to start your homeschooling journey.

As we move deeper into the fall season, you will find traditional world medicine articles in our October issue about lost healing practices, martial arts, tai chi and qigong, traditional Chinese veterinary medicine, and more. Eco-living is the main theme for our November issue, followed by December’s holiday and uplifting humanity themes. Do you know of a local business that could benefit from being a part of these editions? Have them reach out to be included!

Summer is technically not over until three weeks into this month so get out there! Take some time to attend one of the Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce events (see back cover). Find a great learning experience or calming class in our September calendar of events. Read the news briefs section for community updates. And, lastly, please check out the great practitioners in our community resource guide to help you on your healthy living journey.

All the best,


Ariana Rawls Fine