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Heart-Healthy Living

As we step into February, I am delighted to share with you the enriching content this edition has to offer, curated to nourish your mind, body and spirit. Our commitment to fostering heart-healthy living begins with insights into the Ayurvedic approach to using food as medicine, guiding you on a journey where the essence of wellness lies in the very sustenance we choose.

This month we also delve into the connection between oral health and cardiovascular health. You’ll find many dental tips within this issue that extend beyond the conventional, offering preventative measures and shedding light on the interconnectedness of oral health with overall well-being. 

From a heart-centered perspective, our Healing Ways department explores mindful breathwork along with its potential to alleviate stress, promote mental clarity and cultivate a deeper connection with the present moment. And, for our athletic readers, we bring you an introspective piece on homeopathy, the holistic approach to enhancing your performance and supporting your body’s natural vitality.

Explore the world of plant-based living with this month’s Conscious Eating department article offering suggestions for plant-based milk alternatives. Fostering a compassionate and sustainable relationship with nature through mindful choices can surely warm the heart.  And for those who share their lives with furry companions, discover the profound connection that can be fostered by simply walking your beloved pet. I can say personally that I understand the joy and therapeutic benefits that animal companionship can bring to your life, creating a bond that nourishes our hearts and souls.

Wondering what 2024 has in store for you?  Learn more about the numerology of the year and what your own personal year could bring. Unraveling the energetic influences that shape our experiences in the coming year can empower you to navigate the 2024 journey with awareness and intention.

As Valentine’s Day approaches and we’re mindful of honoring those we love, I extend heartfelt gratitude to you—our cherished readers and advertisers—for your continued love and support over the years. We love you too!  Natural Awakenings has been a beacon of holistic wisdom in our community for over 16 years and it is your enthusiasm that fuels our shared journey toward a healthier, more conscious world.

In love and wellness,


Erica Mills, Publisher