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Letter from The Publisher

Elaine Russo

Elaine Russo

Every month, Natural Awakenings publishes in over 85 cities. We educate and deliver cutting-edge information on alternative care. We deliver alternative, independent grassroots journalism to millions of readers. We are not driven by corporate conglomerates and or politics. We dig deeper and we do not aim to “please” our readers; rather, we aim to educate and heal.

        For those who think print is out of style, think again. Natural Awakenings is not a time sensitive publication. Our hard copies fly off the shelves each month. While I’d love to be online publication only, as that would serve both my environmental and economic goals, the reality is our readers still prefer hard copies. What we want or think is not always what we get and so we remain in print from pure demand.

        With this being our yoga month, stretch your minds and search for truth and not what the media wants us to believe.

        In just the past year, we have covered topics ranging from cannabis and crypto currency to tiny homes and metaphysical healing. We’ve educated on many controversial current subjects in the health and wellness arena. I find that controversy comes from fear. Fear of letting go of a stigma, fear of the unknown, fear of change, and fear of leaving our comfort zones. Personally, I love change, researching new ways of living, and going deep into psychology. Natural Awakenings often offers natural healing and life sustaining solutions that contradict so much of the mainstream media narrative. And we love that our readers are independent thinkers like us.

        When our lives are coasting along without any speed bumps, we have a tendency to overlook truth. We have no need to reach deep because it feels so comfortable from the outside, why look deep? Circumstances do and can change in a New York minute. Those who coast through life unconsciously defying what is really happening will eventually hit a speed bump that will stop them from moving forward, maybe even put them in reverse. Some of us stay super busy so we never have to deal with our emotions and/or our truth.

        It’s time to get busy getting real with ourselves. While it might be scary at first, those deep dives into the work we need to do to heal ourselves will bring our best selves forward so that we can be the people we were meant to be. There’s no better time to start than now. I hope you find some golden nuggets in this month’s issue that help you along that path to your bright, beautiful future.




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