Editor’s Letter: Celebrating Women May 2019

Editors Letter May 2019
These two smiling faces are my entire heart, and what Mother’s Day means to me. Happy Mother’s Day!

Sunday, May 12, is Mother’s Day, so we are dedicating our May issue not just to moms, but to all women. From sharing information on women’s health and careers to shining the spotlight on incredible women making positive changes for important causes, we’re excited to share this issue with you.

In her book Girl, Wash Your Face, Rachel Hollis says, “Our words have power, but our actions shape our lives.” I thought about that quote a lot as I worked on this issue, reading about people who devote hours to cutting buffelgrass in order to preserve our desert ecosystem. Or volunteers who help run a community garden that feeds the underserved. At our Simple Solutions Summit, I listened to a panel of advocates from diverse backgrounds, all working every day to make important changes to clean up the fast-fashion industry. It’s important to talk about what needs to be done, but it’s inspiring to learn from people who are actually doing it. Inside this issue, you’ll meet a lot of those people.

You’ll also read about women’s physical and mental health, maximizing your productivity, and fun activities kids and moms can do together. On a related note, I wanted to let you know that, due to other obligations, I’m stepping out of the editor role to maintain a healthy work/life balance, and ensure I’m giving my best at work and with my family. I plan to return to Green Living this fall, though in a different capacity. Michelle Glicksman will be joining our staff as editor-in-chief this month. She can be reached at editor@greenlivingaz.com.

As always, thank you for your support of Green Living Magazine, and for your commitment to making a difference. You are always welcome to reach out to us with comments and suggestions, and we appreciate your feedback. I hope you enjoy this issue!

Best,

Aimee Welch

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