Letter From Publisher
Jun 02, 2013 08:23PM
● By Teona Wright
(L to R) Kim Miller, Melissa Doll, Teona Wright, Kate Hackney at Earth Day Indiana 2013
Stepping into our new role as co-publishers of Natural Awakenings Indy has opened our eyes to the breathtaking scope of the natural health community here. Kim and I have moved from being healthy lifestyle enthusiasts and personal fans of the magazine into a larger sense of this extended family. We welcome you to this month’s special Men’s Wellness and Inspired Living issue.
It’s encouraging to see how Natural Awakenings’ many thousands of local readers and supporters (together with 3.7 million readers nationwide), are eager to participate in the movement toward a more natural and sustainable approach to healthy living on a healthy planet. Everyone’s voices count as we all work to forward a purposeful, positive direction for the world.
We have seen and experienced this growing sense of community firsthand at the downtown Earth Day Festival at White River State Park in April. Our publishing family was excited to be one of 130 informative exhibitors visiting with hundreds of local residents, and to meet many of you when you dropped by to say hello.
How wonderful it was when you specifically came over to say “We love your magazine!” Appreciative comments often revolved around the themes of helpful, relevant articles, local information and resources, and welcome introductions to advertisers. Lauren Brehm, a nurse and natural health advocate, said it all: “Every page has so much information that I read every page! There are articles you can’t find in other publications.”
A strong sense of community was also present at the Natural Awakenings Publisher’s Conference in May, hosted near the corporate headquarters in Naples, Florida. The three-day forum offered opportunities to connect with other publishers, share ideas and participate in sessions that touched upon every facet of producing the best possible publication for readers.
Throughout the wider Indianapolis community, we continue to meet up with an ever expanding cross-section of committed people and businesses engaged in supporting everyone’s health. From those working to bring us organic produce and allergy-friendly foods to auto dealerships and hospitals evolving more sustainable facilities and operations to natural health practitioners always adding to their repertoire of services, all are contributing to naturally healthy solutions.
Who else is working in our community to bring us better products and services? Let us know and we’ll reach out to introduce ourselves and include them in our growing family circle.
Together we make a difference in our community,