Our Story
2024 will mark 30 Years of since healthy living entrepreneur Sharon Bruckman launched the first Natural Awakenings magazine in Naples, Florida in 1994 in response to a strong local holistic health community and thousands of like-minded readers eager to connect with each other. Today Natural Awakenings is a franchise network of over 45 markets strong. We serve a thriving community of over 1.3 million responsive readers.
In December 2022, KnoWEwell acquired Natural Awakenings. Today Natural Awakenings with the support of KnoWEwell’s unique Regenerative Whole Health Hub is at the vanguard of the digital health revolution.
Together creating an integrated ecosystem that is committed to community, spanning the information gaps, providing immersive multimedia educational experiences and fostering trusted connections locally and globally. “Together, our two companies are set to be the solution — The Nexus for consciousness, healing and hope.” says Whittle.
“We rejoice that the wellness revolution I saw emerging all those years ago is now in full swing, propelled by the kind of people who read our magazines and website, and benefiting both our readers and the world,” says Bruckman. “Our job is to keep our finger on the pulse of advancing thought in order to keep everyone apprised of the best healthy-life choices available to them.”
Daily Fruits
Each month Natural Awakenings magazines across the country take a practical look at the latest natural approaches to nutrition, fitness, creative expression, personal growth and sustainable living. We interview national experts we think you’d like to meet. We offer inspiring how-to articles. Each month brings fresh perspective around a timely theme sure to pique your interest.
At the front of each community issue, we present global news and views as a complement to news and events of local interest. We highlight healing arts practitioners in the local area. And we connect you with a wealth of national and local resources mapping out alternate routes to a healthier, happier, longer life. A life that feels good all the way around.
“We love to spread light,” Bruckman smiles. “We rejoice that our readers take responsibility for their own health and well-being. Our magazines speak to them. And the authentic beauty of their lives lets us know how we’re doing. This give and take of collaboration sweetens and enlivens the journey for everyone.”
Awakening one community at a time…naturally.
Meet Our Team
Talented professionals from diverse backgrounds united by a shared passion for the written word. Our team specializes in various areas such as copywriting, content creation, editing, proofreading, and translation.
Kimberly Whittle
CEO
Vee Banionis
CMO
Sandra Yeyati, JD
National Editor
Brooke Goode
EDITOR
TW Whittle
Publishing Director
Melanie Rankin
Proofreader
Meg Walters
Illustrator
Agnes Mazeikaite
Design & Production
Brian Stenzler, MS, DC
VP Operations
Peggy Malecki
Communications Director
Anne Marie Nitz Weiss
Operations Manager
Abdul Hammad
IT Security Director
Meet Our Advisory Board
Marie Rodale
Former CEO and Chairman,
Rodale Inc.
Kevin Naughton
Doug Seibold
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