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April 2019 Letter From Publisher

April 2019 Letter From Publisher

While it has been publishing in Connecticut for 15 years, as a national franchise Natural Awakenings has sown an amazing 25-year legacy across the country. “We love to spread light,” says Natural Awakenings’ founder Sharon Bruckman of the publishing family she has created.


One of my favorite aspects of Natural Awakenings is its ability to build and support community in the markets that it serves. Over the years, we have fostered inspiration, growth, education and lots of connections through rich content, diverse advertising, and promotion of and involvement in many local events.

An advertiser mentioned to me recently that she’d picked up a copy of the local edition in Whole Foods while visiting friends in Florida. “It makes me feel good to see the magazine everywhere,” she said. “It’s like I’m part of an extended family.” For me that sentiment is the enduring legacy of Natural Awakenings and it is one I’m very proud to be fostering through the two Connecticut editions in my care.

In that vein of community building and service, we present to you for the second year our special showcase reference guide for the businesses and practitioners in the region. It celebrates what our area has to offer. WelcomImagee to the 2019 Natural Living Directory!

This year’s directory is our largest edition so far in this part of the state, including nearly 100 area businesses and practitioners who want to help our readers achieve their goals in 2019. While an exciting growth milestone for us, this issue makes an even more powerful statement about the providers and businesses we are fortunate to connect to our loyal, engaged readers. The local community is bursting with incredible resources. In the following pages, you will see some familiar faces as well as many new ones; we’re thrilled to present them all to you!

In this special issue, we move the regular Community Resource Guide toward the front of the magazine and include in-depth profiles of many practitioners and businesses. The depth and breadth of this edition make it a reference guide to be kept all year and referred to in times of need. Don’t worry if you lend your copy out and it doesn’t come back! You’ll have opportunities to pick up another; this unique edition can be found throughout the year at our major rack distribution points, events and conferences. You can always find the digital edition on or visit our Facebook page for the link.

Natural Awakenings’ mission has never been more important. Finding and maintaining personal balance is critical as the world around us shifts in major ways out of our immediate control. Let the phenomenal resources in this edition be guides and supports on your journey. Use the ideas and tools that appeal to you; then let your increased positive energy ripple back out into the world. It will make a bigger difference than you could ever know.

May the rest of 2019 be everything you desire and bring more than you have yet to dream.

With love and light,



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