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Letter from Publisher

Welcome 2019!

Our publishing family is entering the new year with a sense of anticipation and excitement! This year marks the 25th anniversary of Natural Awakenings magazine, the largest franchise publishing network in the natural health industry.

For 25 years, this free community magazine has been loyal readers’ go-to resource for awakening America to the benefits of naturally healthy living. What started as a single print publication in Naples, Florida, in 1994, is now a growing network spearheaded by over 70 local magazine publishers reaching out to share the message. All embrace the original vision of bringing like-minded people together to effect positive change and help make life better.

Collectively, our loyal readers, committed advertisers and editorial contributors sharing their pioneering expertise have supported our publishing family, creating a magazine and movement embodying ways of living that are healthy for people and the planet.

Together, we are producing a pay-it-forward chain reaction of positive energy and conscious living that benefits everyone. Each large and small choice in favor of natural health and environmental sustainability counts toward enhancing our own standard of living and supporting a higher quality of life on Earth.

Our founder, Sharon Bruckman, shares her inspiration and insights on creating and growing Natural Awakenings in our feature by Jan Hollingsworth, “Silver Thread and Golden Opportunities, 25 Years of Natural Awakenings.” Leading the charge with her spirit of love and light, Sharon has guided us to be torchbearers with a vision for a healthier world—empowering individuals, educating communities and connecting readers to resources to facilitate transformation.

As the publisher of Natural Awakenings Indy, I share this vision and mission, fulfilling it through connecting people to people and people to resources that will enrich, ease and enhance their lives—all with a deep sense of kindness and love for ourselves, one another and our planet. The gift of connection allows us to take moments to recognize those around us, to embrace and learn from our shared experiences and hopes.

Meaningful change starts with each of us waking up to conscious living and connecting locally to make measurable differences in our own homes and communities, acting on a passion for helping others live happier, healthier, more thriving lives. For myself, I sense 2019 will be a year of being open to expansion, welcoming change and fostering relationships between people, things and ideas.

I hope this new year brings you an open heart and mind, with opportunities to explore, grow and enjoy life on a whole new level. We are grateful that you are joining us in celebrating Natural Awakenings silver anniversary. From our entire publishing family, we wish you and yours health and happiness for the coming year and beyond.

Cheers to 2019 !

Teona Wright, Publisher

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