The Month of Love
February is a month of love, a month of expressing heartfelt emotions for our loved ones. And, for us at Natural Awakenings, we are also focusing on heart-healthy living, whether it is getting outside for some winter exercise, eating better or addressing what can affect our hearts.
Make sure you check out exciting updates from our local community in the News Briefs section, including two networking events with Natural Awakenings and Tribe TLC in Guilford and Mystic on March 7, 2024. Our Community Spotlight article focuses on how Waterbury Regional Chamber is encouraging business growth across the 13 towns it serves.
We have some amazing marketing opportunities for current and potential advertising businesses in celebration of expanding our New Haven and Middlesex Counties reach to also include Hartford, New London, Tolland and Windham Counties. Reach out now to secure your complementary ad size upgrade as a thank you for being a part of our inaugural six-county April issue.
In this edition, we look at new research connecting oral and gut health to heart health as well as best practices and treatments to address issues. The many stressors in our lives can influence our sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, which then affect our heart rate and breathing. Let’s look at the breathwork techniques for reduce stress and strengthen our hearts with Chopra Foundation, Dr. Meena Malhotra and Sandy Abrahms. Check out our recipes and information about dairy alternatives in our Conscious Eating section while you delve in low impact yet effective cardio exercise that won’t injure your joints in Fit Body. With February 18 being National Battery Day, our Green Living section examines the latest trends in batteries and the technology has improved. We also cover utilizing hydroponic methods to grow produce at home.
May your February be filled with hearts and love!
Ariana Rawls Fine, Publisher