. . . from the Publisher
by Karen Larré
Here it is! The first issue of the new Desert Southwest edition of Truly Alive Magazine. This new magazine has been created at the request of many natural health and spiritual providers and patrons throughout the desert southwest; especially El Paso, Las Cruces, Ruidoso and T or C. Over the next year, it’s pages will be growing.
Thank you deeply to everyone who helped make this first issue possible!
In addition to the print magazine, please check out our website (English and custom Spanish): desertsw.trulyalive.net with added content. A list of places where hard copies can be picked up is on the website, and new locations will continue to be added. (At the time of this writing, there were about 200 established locations. We are targeting about 400 locations by year’s end.)
On the cover and feature pages of this issue, you’ll find Suzanne Somers and her book Tox-Sick. This is an amazing book for anyone who wants to understand the toxicity we are all bombarded with every day and how it can manifest as illness. The book also discusses in detail about how we can find high quality natural and holistic medical and health care assistance, detox and regain our highest health, even with the onslaught. It’s an important read for anyone interested in radiant health (naturally) and for those with mysterious or challenging to diagnose conditions.
So why a roadrunner on this page and the front cover? On one of my 2018 trips to El Paso (in preparation of this new Desert Southwest edition), I was driving south on I-25 about 75 miles per hour, when I heard a “thump” and saw something small fly off the right. I thought I hit a rock or something and kept going. When I arrived in El Paso, I looked at the front of my car, and embedded in the grill was a headless roadrunner! I was shocked and upset (rather traumatized actually) and realized what I saw whirling off after the thump was its head. With the help of some nice young men in a parking lot the next day, the body of the roadrunner was extricated from my grill. When I got home, I looked up the meaning of roadrunners, as animal totems. What I found was amazingly congruent with the experience I had of that trip, “Roadrunner spirit is a positive force that reminds people of happiness and joy. They symbolize intelligence and courage, the ability to face dangers and difficulties with a positive attitude. These spirits radiate optimism and good vibrations, helping us achieve our goals by listening to both our instincts and mind.” That was the best, most positive trip I’ve made to date. And so, the roadrunner is now the totem of the new Desert Southwest edition, and for me personally as well.