“We Are All Bozos On The Bus”


Have you ever been so close to something it’s hard to recognize? Hard to see the forest for the trees? I find myself guilty of that when it comes to my own magazine. Sometimes I have to stop and actually take a good hard look at what’s in our pages each month. Wow, and sometimes I amaze myself. Here is just some of the information you will find in this month’s Healthy Planet magazine – a written collage of what you are about to enjoy.

Camps for the kids, health information from more than a dozen doctors, nutrition tips, gluten-free resources, family fitness routines, kids and barnyard babies, herbal remedies, buy and shop local, Star Trek gazing, 3-step road map to love, new books from local authors, massage therapy training, learn to meditate, yoga, become a hypnotist, St. Louis’ radioactive waste, green technologies, Earth Day plans, Growing Green Awards, Green Ball at Moonrise, green & growing for health and happiness, garden consulting, organic yard and garden products, deer-resistant gardens, enjoy a nature quest, composting, eco-conscious furniture, save half on your heating and cooling costs, all natural soaps and spa products, earth-friendly beds, cohousing options, sustainable education series, cleanse for health, homeopathic remedies, local missouri products sold straight from the farm directly to you, celebrate St. Pat’s Day, olive oil from Greece, Artful living and Artful calendar, Operation Food Search, springtime pet activities, St. Louis Blues tickets, pet care and products, holistic dental care, chiropractic services, naturopathy, colonics, massage, transformational healing, aquatic healing, hospice care, anti-aging health care, extraordinary speakers… and much more. You will have to read through the pages to find your personal favorites. We have many sections, columnists and health care professionals ready to help educate and inform you. I know you will find something that will help you improve the quality of your life. That is our mission. Enjoy.


If you are reading this on March 2 or 3, there is still time to come by the Healthy Planet Expo on March 4 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Webster Groves Recreation Complex, 33 East Glendale Road, Webster Groves, MO 63119. There will be lots of healthy and green booths and plenty of samples, giveaways and information to help you make your life greener and healthier. Hope to see you there. Check out the 2 for 1 admission coupon on page 34!


Special congratulations to all those nominated for 2012 Growing Green Awards. Check out the entire list of these local community heroes on page 21 or visit www.usgbc-Mogateway.org. For tickets to the awards celebration March 29, please visit the web site or call 314-577-0854. The Healthy Planet is a proud sponsor.


Closing thought: With such negativity in the air, now that we are in full election mode, it’s easy to forget we are all in this together. Is it really necessary to push someone down just to raise your point? American Idol judge and rock music star Steven Tyler said it best when consoling a contestant overwhelmed by nerves and self-doubt. “We are all Bozos on the bus.” Let’s not take ourselves too seriously. Especially at the expense of others. Find a way to express yourself and rise up without tearing others down.

J.B. Lester; Publisher