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Ann Dorn - pic Ann Dorn publishes Seattle Natural Awakenings. With a background in marketing and sales, Ann is passionate about small, sustainable and holistic business development. She loves spending time with her 8 year old daughter, discovering previously unknown veggies at farmer's markets and dreams of owning a biodiesel-fueled pickup which she intends to drive down open country roads with a dog at her side.

Dena Marie - pic Dena Marie is with Seattle Natural Awakenings as director of operations, an author, speaker and host of radio show Lift Your Spirits With Dena Marie, airing weekly from 8-9 a.m. on 1150 KKNW AM. She enjoys mentoring teens, running, dancing, swimming in the Puget Sound and spending time with fascinating people. Dena Marie is a resident of Camano Island, where she serves as the director of tourism.


The Natural Awakenings Family History

Responding to her local holistic health community's need for an effective way to share information and connect with people searching for alternative therapies, healthy living entrepreneur Sharon Bruckman established Natural Awakenings magazine in 1994 in Naples, Florida. Success of the original Naples/Ft. Myers edition was immediate.


Two years later, an avid reader convinced her to launch a second edition in Sarasota, Florida and it became the prototype for a franchise network of like-minded people who value what this magazine brings to their communities.

In 1999 Bruckman formed Natural Awakenings Publishing Corporation to support the growing network of publishers. Today, franchise owners publish more than 80 independently owned editions with new magazines being added each year. Currently, magazines are published across the country in areas as diverse as Miami FL, Atlanta GA, Phoenix AZ, New Orleans LA, San Diego CA, Lehigh Valley PA, and Sante Fe NM. In each market, thousands of free copies are circulated at hundreds of public distribution points.

Presenting special features, interviews with national figures, and guest columns right along with local news briefs, stories, resource directories and a community calendar, Seattle Natural Awakenings is a free monthly publication dedicated to promoting and supporting healthy lifestyles and a healthy planet. With both a national and local focus seamlessly integrated into each issue, each month brings fresh perspective around a timely theme sure to pique reader's interests.

Ann Dorn brought Natural Awakenings to Seattle in April of 2011.

"Resulting in benefits like top quality national content, we have the advantage of being local owners committed to helping Seattle readers find and connect with outstanding natural businesses and services as part of a family of Natural Awakenings franchises publishing in over 80 cities across the United States."

"Being part of the Natural Awakenings network affords us strength of numbers. Over 90 percent of every dollar spent by businesses for promotion in Natural Awakenings stays right here in the community, improving the local economy and boosting sales for Seattle natural and holistic businesses and services."

Receive your copy of the magazine at any of hundreds of key locations in the Seattle area, from health food stores, health and education centers, recreation centers, libraries, healing centers, practitioners' offices to wherever free publications are generally observed.

Contact us for editions placed at your business location.