Letter From Publisher: Natural Awakenings Celebrates 20 years
We enter 2014 with a sense of gratitude and anticipation, for all good things past, present and future. A major force of good in our lives is the opportunity to join and collaborate with the Natural Awakenings publishing family. As part of our New Year’s celebration, we are dedicating this month’s space to Sharon Bruckman, CEO and founder of Natural Awakenings, who embarked on this amazing journey 20 years ago. Her ongoing leadership and unflagging vision continue to resound as the heartbeat of an organization improving millions of lives.
Congratulations to Sharon, her headquarters team and the extended publishing family—we are honored to represent Natural Awakenings in Indianapolis. We thank our local readers, advertisers, friends and family for joining us. This journey is sure to open possibilities for continued growth, unimagined opportunities and fun adventures throughout 2014 and beyond.
From our entire publishing family, best wishes to you and yours for the coming year!
Catalyst for Change
Natural Awakenings Celebrates 20 Years
by Sharon Bruckman, CEO/Founder
A heartfelt shout out goes to the 90 U.S. cities and metro areas across the country, plus Puerto Rico, where Natural Awakenings is effecting positive change in people’s lives. For 20 years, this free community magazine has been loyal readers’ go-to resource for awakening America to the benefits of naturally healthy living.
We thank our 3.8 million readers that devour these pages every month, typically from cover-to-cover. We voice gratitude to the thousands of committed advertisers that report multiplied business success as a result of our partnership. We extend kudos to the hundreds of editorial contributors that have generously shared their pioneering expertise with us via cutting-edge information and practical tips. Interviews and bylines with internationally recognized healers, teachers and leaders underscore the magazine’s primacy in its field.
Collectively, we comprise a great 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.
It all starts with individuals waking up to conscious living and connecting locally to make measurable differences in their own homes and communities. They are visions of wellness. They are eco-stars. They are visionaries that daily act on their passion for helping others live happier, healthier, more thriving lives.
What started as a single print publication in Naples, Florida, in 1994, is now a growing network spearheaded by 90 local magazine publishers reaching out to share the message. Supportive media range from digital magazine editions, e-newsletters, community websites and social media releases to an iphone app, webstore and dating website, topped by a nationwide network of local natural health practitioners. All embrace the original vision of bringing like-minded people together to help make life better.
We are glad that you are joining us in celebrating 20 years together. We look forward to all the good that 2014 and beyond will bring to us all.