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Seattle Natural Awakenings Turns 6 Years Old
March 2017
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This month, Seattle Natural Awakenings is six years old. The magazine was brought to Seattle by publisher Ann Dorn in 2011 as the local edition of a franchise that features over 90 editions throughout the United States. The family of franchise publications was founded by Sharon Bruckman, who started with a single magazine in Naples, Florida in 1994. Natural Awakenings is now the world’s largest healthy lifestyle magazine, with editions published in over 90 cities nationwide. The Seattle edition has 40,000 readers and sponsors a local radio show, Lift Your Spirits With Dena Marie, that will celebrate its three year anniversary in April. 

“This journey has been amazing so far,” Dorn says. “I’ve met some of the most incredible people through publishing Seattle Natural Awakenings magazine–our readers, advertisers and people in our community who have partnered with us or supported us in any way have all played an important role in shaping the magazine.”  Dena Marie agrees and notes the combination of print and radio offers a powerful combination for raising awareness of local organizations and individuals working in the community, promoting businesses and events, and more.

“I’ve been thrilled to hear about the connections and conversations that are happening in the community as a result of our work,” Dena Marie says. “It’s exciting to know we are drawing like-minded people together to create new possibilities and a healthy, sustainable future.”  Dorn says a large part of her motivation in publishing the magazine is to keep independent, local media thriving and a powerful platform for connection. “More than ever, we need to be able to speak about things that matter,” she says. “Independent niche media is critical for ensuring all voices have a chance to be heard, and not just the ones that are backed by corporate dollars.” 

 For more information: SeattleAwakenings.com or LiftYourSpiritsWithDenaMarie.com.