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Natural Awakenings of Atlanta Atlanta's premiere magazine focused on healthy living and personal evolution.

Natural Awakenings is a free publication distributed locally. It is available in selected stores, health and education centers, healing centers, public libraries and wherever free publications are generally seen. It is also available digitally to subscribers via e-mail or on the website. Natural Awakenings has served Atlanta for over a decade and is Atlanta's only magazine with a focus on all facets of healthy & sustainable living.

02/13/2020

Life Grocery closes their doors after 43 years of service as an organic and natural food marketplace.

ChantLanta Sacred Music Fest promises great music with some of the areas favorite musical acts including Bob Sima,  John...
02/12/2020
Award-winning Musicians to Headline ChantLanta 2020 | Natural Awakenings Atlanta

ChantLanta Sacred Music Fest promises great music with some of the areas favorite musical acts including Bob Sima, John Stringer​, the Spirit Messengers, the Flying Mystics and more. Check it out! March 13 through 15.

ChantLanta’s 11th annual Sacred Music Festival will provide a full weekend of music, chanting and performance with national and local favorites March 13, 14 and 15.

Several Atlanta yoga studios are venturing off the traditional asanas-on-a-mat route, offering innovations including aer...
02/11/2020
Three Yoga Studios Go Beyond the Mat | Natural Awakenings Atlanta

Several Atlanta yoga studios are venturing off the traditional asanas-on-a-mat route, offering innovations including aerial yoga, nutritional counseling, pre- and postnatal classes, family yoga events and sound journeys. Check these out!
https://www.naatlanta.com/2020/01/31/295865/three-yoga-studios-go-beyond-the-mat

These three studios go beyond traditional yoga classes to help build wholeness in body, mind and spirit, offering a more unified journey to complete wellness.

Where do you find your own beauty and power when your culture tells you you should be something different than you are? ...
02/09/2020
The Mirror | Natural Awakenings Atlanta

Where do you find your own beauty and power when your culture tells you you should be something different than you are? Contributor Kim Green says look in the mirror:

People of color live with the existential struggle to dwell comfortably within their own skin. As an offspring of pain, I am endowed with strength, wisdom and grit to fight for my desires.

Kids and meditation—not an easy mix, right? But have you tried hot chocolate??? Discover a sweet way to introduce your k...
02/08/2020
Sharing Hot Chocolate: A Meditation with Children | Natural Awakenings Atlanta

Kids and meditation—not an easy mix, right? But have you tried hot chocolate??? Discover a sweet way to introduce your kid to mindfulness with this from contributor, Nicole Bettis:

A pleasant sting of steam fills your nose with the aroma of sweet chocolate as you bring a warm ceramic mug to your face, a perfect moment for going inward, and teaching your children too!

How do you "open your heart" anyway??? Our yoga editor, Sheila Sullivan Ewers, shares accessible, gentle, powerful yoga ...
02/07/2020
Yoga for an Open Heart | Natural Awakenings Atlanta

How do you "open your heart" anyway??? Our yoga editor, Sheila Sullivan Ewers, shares accessible, gentle, powerful yoga tools to soften and open that important part of you!

Here are tools for using yoga to open your heart, encouraging us to open ourselves spiritually and energetically, inviting compassion, empathy and love to grow ever more expansive.

Oral hygiene can play a huge role in overall health and wellness. What might you be missing? Get the inside scoop from o...
02/06/2020
Ayurvedic Practices for Oral Health | Natural Awakenings Atlanta

Oral hygiene can play a huge role in overall health and wellness. What might you be missing? Get the inside scoop from our contributor, Dr. Zahra Punjani.

Ayurvedic medicine is considered the world’s oldest medical protocol, seeking to establish and maintain a balance of body, mind and spirit.

Elizabeth Gilbert shares her unique and inspiring wisdom about Fear & Living A Creative Life. Don't miss this gem!https:...
02/05/2020
Fear & The Creative Life: Liz Gilbert Speaks at Attune Conference | Natural Awakenings Atlanta

Elizabeth Gilbert shares her unique and inspiring wisdom about Fear & Living A Creative Life. Don't miss this gem!
https://www.naatlanta.com/2020/01/31/295686/fear-the-creative-life-liz-gilbert-speaks-at-attune-conference

Twenty-five years ago, Elizabeth Gilbert was a young unpublished writer in New York City working several jobs just to survive. Today she is a world-renowned speaker and bestselling author.

New agricultural methods to help counteract climate change? It might take a farmer from Africa to show the U.S. how.
01/27/2020
Money Talks: Climate Change Increases Banks’ Financial Risks - Natural Awakenings | Atlanta

New agricultural methods to help counteract climate change? It might take a farmer from Africa to show the U.S. how.

A collection of 18 papers published by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco indicates that climate risks may cause home values to fall significantly; banks to stop lending to flood-prone communities; and towns to lose tax money needed to build seawalls and other protections. One recommendation....

Turns out climate change can hurt the banks too. Will that help us turn it around?
01/26/2020
Money Talks: Climate Change Increases Banks’ Financial Risks - Natural Awakenings | Atlanta

Turns out climate change can hurt the banks too. Will that help us turn it around?

A collection of 18 papers published by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco indicates that climate risks may cause home values to fall significantly; banks to stop lending to flood-prone communities; and towns to lose tax money needed to build seawalls and other protections. One recommendation....

Learn how Hawaiian beaches are getting littered with invisible micro plastics!
01/25/2020
Time’s Up: Renewable Energy Should Speed Progress - Natural Awakenings | Atlanta

Learn how Hawaiian beaches are getting littered with invisible micro plastics!

The International Energy Agency predicts that renewable energy will surpass coal as the world’s leading source of electricity by 2030. Its 810-page annual World Energy Outlook also notes that even though offshore wind farms, solar installations and battery-powered cars keep getting cheaper, they a...

01/23/2020

By 2030, renewable energy is expected to surpass coal as the leading source of electricity! Finally, some good news!

Eating nuts can help you lose weight! Nutty, huh?
01/22/2020
Munch More Nuts to Stave Off Weight Gain - Natural Awakenings | Atlanta

Eating nuts can help you lose weight! Nutty, huh?

Chomping on more nuts daily keeps the pounds at bay, according to research published in the journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health. Using records from three long-term longitudinal studies spanning 20 years and including nearly 300,000 health professionals, the report from Harvard University’s ...

Fermented probiotic dairy products shown to lower heart risk!
01/21/2020
Eat Fermented Dairy to Lower Heart Risk - Natural Awakenings | Atlanta

Fermented probiotic dairy products shown to lower heart risk!

Eating and drinking fermented probiotic dairy products such as yogurt, kefir, cheese and sour cream reduces the risk of heart disease for women, report researchers from the Netherlands that analyzed data from nearly 8,000 Australian women over a 15-year period. The effect was particularly strong for...

Intuitive healer and energy coach Suzanne Sherrill Bailey is offering her new program, Bladder Up, a 21-day holistic pro...
01/20/2020
Holistic Help for Leaky Bladder - Natural Awakenings | Atlanta

Intuitive healer and energy coach Suzanne Sherrill Bailey is offering her new program, Bladder Up, a 21-day holistic protocol for bladder conditions.

Intuitive healer and energy coach Suzanne S. Bailey is offering the new BladderUp! program, a 21-day protocol that uses a holistic approach to healing leaky bladder conditions and provides self-healing tools that can be used for many things. The course begins January 23, and will include group calls...

Can garlic and onion help with breast health? Yes!
01/19/2020
Eat Garlic and Onion for Breast Health - Natural Awakenings | Atlanta

Can garlic and onion help with breast health? Yes!

Women eating more onions and garlic reduced their risk of breast cancer by 59 percent compared to those that ate less of these, according to a study in the journal Nutrition and Cancer. Researchers from the State University of New York at Buffalo and the University of Puerto Rico surveyed 660 women....

Our publisher, @Paul Chen, shares his excitement about international speaker Joe Dispenza's meditation 'Tuning In To New...
01/18/2020
Do This Meditation - Natural Awakenings | Atlanta

Our publisher, @Paul Chen, shares his excitement about international speaker Joe Dispenza's meditation 'Tuning In To New Potentials.' So just do it!

There is no end to the wonderful people, organizations, resources and practices that I encounter in my current position, and that is one of the reasons I refrain from recommending anything specific in these pages. But I’ve come upon a meditation that appears to be a game changer and I want everyon...

Jaimee Ratliff organizes Warriors in Wellness, a unique way for wellness professionals and enthusiasts to meet and eat i...
01/17/2020
Pop-Up Dinner Series Sets the Table for Wellness Community - Natural Awakenings | Atlanta

Jaimee Ratliff organizes Warriors in Wellness, a unique way for wellness professionals and enthusiasts to meet and eat in an intimate dinner setting!

Jaimee Ratliff (Photo: Simone Renee Photography) Wellness enthusiasts now have a unique way to meet like-minded people in an intimate setting and engage in thoughtful conversation over a delicious meal. Warriors in Wellness, created by Jaimee Ratliff, is Atlanta’s only monthly private dinner serie...

ChantLanta Sacred Music Festival, scheduled for March 13-15, promises to be bigger and better than ever!
01/16/2020
ChantLanta 2020: Bigger Than Ever - Natural Awakenings | Atlanta

ChantLanta Sacred Music Festival, scheduled for March 13-15, promises to be bigger and better than ever!

(Photo: Julien Photography) For the first time in its history, ChantLanta Sacred Music Festival will fill a whole weekend with music, workshops, a diverse vendor market and a silent auction. Organizers are also planning to include a dedicated space for the ancient, holistic health system of Ayurveda...

Heron House: Sacred Earth Sanctuary is offering a membership program for the first time, offering discounts to public ev...
01/15/2020
Heron House Launches Friendship Drive, Offers Memberships - Natural Awakenings | Atlanta

Heron House: Sacred Earth Sanctuary is offering a membership program for the first time, offering discounts to public events and rentals.

(Photo: Amy Cantrell) Nestled in a wildlife refuge on a dam between Lake Cheerful and Lake Garrett is The Heron House: Sacred Earth Sanctuary. The venue, in the Mountain Parks area of Roswell, hosts workshops, movement classes, meditation, study groups, live music and film screenings. For the first....

4 New Yoga Studios Open Across Atlanta! Learn about Yonder Yoga in the Westside Village, Progress Yoga in Canton, Honor ...
01/14/2020
4 New Yoga Studios Debut Across Metro Atlanta - Natural Awakenings | Atlanta

4 New Yoga Studios Open Across Atlanta! Learn about Yonder Yoga in the Westside Village, Progress Yoga in Canton, Honor Yoga in Roswell, and Truth in Motion in Johns Creek!

Honor Yoga (Photo: Schafer Gray and Bhushan Karnik) The end of 2019 saw the debut of four new studios throughout metro Atlanta, with another scheduled to open early this year. Inside the Perimeter, in the Westside Village, Yonder Yoga opened in September, with a second location scheduled to premiere...

Pets can develop cognitive impairment as they age just like humans. Learn more here...
01/13/2020
When Older Pets Get Quirky - Natural Awakenings | Atlanta

Pets can develop cognitive impairment as they age just like humans. Learn more here...

Dealing With Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome by Julie Peterson As dogs and cats get older, they may slow down or have other physical issues. Some experience cognitive decline which resembles Alzheimer’s disease in humans. It presents differently in every pet and can include numerous symptoms that b...

What to do? What to do? Maybe nothing? Jenny Odell shares the wisdom of doing just that!
01/12/2020
Jenny Odell on the Importance of Doing Nothing - Natural Awakenings | Atlanta

What to do? What to do? Maybe nothing? Jenny Odell shares the wisdom of doing just that!

by Julie Peterson Jenny Odell, a visual artist and writer based in Oakland, California, is known for her creative use of second-hand imagery from Google Maps, YouTube, Craigslist and other online sources. Her work has been exhibited locally and internationally, and was featured in Time LightBox, WIR...

The Enneagram is alive and well in Georgia! This tool to to help people increase the self-awareness has a loyal followin...
01/11/2020
The Enneagram is Making Waves in Georgia and Beyond - Natural Awakenings | Atlanta

The Enneagram is alive and well in Georgia! This tool to to help people increase the self-awareness has a loyal following here and around the world.

by Noah Chen The Enneagram of personality is a model used to gain a deeper understanding of the individual and to promote personal growth. The International Enneagram Association (IEA) has contributed to the popularity of the Enneagram model, which is being used in business and taught in classes, af...

Resolutions losing steam? Read Sheila Ewers' insights and suggestions for making transformation last this year!...
01/10/2020
New Year, New You: Yoga Tools for a Fresh Start - Natural Awakenings | Atlanta

Resolutions losing steam? Read Sheila Ewers' insights and suggestions for making transformation last this year!...

by Sheila Ewers If you are among the 50% of Americans who make New Year’s resolutions each year, you may already have considered making changes in your life for better health, improved relationships or greater peace of mind. Unfortunately, according to U.S. News & World Report, more than 80% of th...

What's your gut got to do with it? The health of your immune system, that is. Find out important info here.
01/09/2020
Gut Check - Natural Awakenings | Atlanta

What's your gut got to do with it? The health of your immune system, that is. Find out important info here.

Feeding the Immune System by Julie Peterson Reducing stress, sleeping enough, exercising and getting sunlight are all known strategies for improving the body’s ability to protect itself from harm. However, the most important factor in building a rock-star immune system is nutrition. Here is a guid...

Age-Defying Habits and the Fountain of Youth! You read it here first!
01/08/2020
Living Long and Well - Natural Awakenings | Atlanta

Age-Defying Habits and the Fountain of Youth! You read it here first!

Age-Defying Habits and the Fountain of Youth by Melinda Hemmelgarn At age 29, Betty Holston Smith, of Rockville, Maryland, weighed more than 200 pounds, smoked cigarettes and ate processed junk food. Now, almost 79 years young, she is a vegan ultra-marathon runner and an inspiration to anyone wantin...

Manifest This! Joe Dispenza and Gabbie Bernstein share Keys to Manifesting at Attune Conference.
01/07/2020
Report from Attune: Keys to Manifesting - Natural Awakenings | Atlanta

Manifest This! Joe Dispenza and Gabbie Bernstein share Keys to Manifesting at Attune Conference.

Dr. Joe Dispenza (Photo: Mariana Shulze Photography) Gabby Bernstein (Photo: Mariana Shulze Photography) by Paul Chen Attune, a four-day wellness immersion to support people on the path to optimum health, was held November 8-11 at Serenbe in Chattahoochee Hills, GA. Its keynoters were authors Gabby....

12/31/2019
Study Says that a Third of Edible Produce Goes Unharvested
12/23/2019
Abandoned Crops - Natural Awakenings | Atlanta

Study Says that a Third of Edible Produce Goes Unharvested

Economics Drive Farm Food Losses Farmer Cannon Michael left more than 100 acres of ripe cantaloupes unharvested last year because he couldn’t sell them for enough to cover the cost of labor, packing and shipping. According to a new study from Santa Clara University, in California, about one-third ...

12/23/2019

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Gun License Applicants in India Have to Plant Trees
12/22/2019
Bhang Bhang - Natural Awakenings | Atlanta

Gun License Applicants in India Have to Plant Trees

Gun Control in India Goes Green In a northern India district, regulators require that applicants for gun licenses, in addition to normal background checks, must plant 10 trees and submit selfies as photographic evidence of having done so. To mark World Environment Day in June, Chander Gaind, the dep...

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