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Natural Awakenings Boston

There’s No Time Like Now

Jan 31, 2020 09:00AM ● By Maisie Raftery

This month, we’ve got lots of exciting news for readers starting with the most obvious change—our new layout design. We’ve freshened up our style a bit and hope that you are as thrilled with the results as we are, which is why we are asking you for feedback on your reading experience.  

We’re equally excited to share that the new hyper-local website platform for has officially gone live. One of our favorite features is the online Directory. We’ve taken our old directory and created a new space where you’ll soon be able to access content and special offers from all your favorite local healthy living and healthy planet businesses and practitioners. We’re populating it with new listings daily, so check back often at 

My personal favorite new news is the arrival of our new Associate Publisher, Julie Starr. Julie has a rich background in the wellness industry with past experience as a midwife and birth doula, also carrying a master’s in nutrition as a practicing nutritionist. Julie is also the owner of Starr Yoga and Barre Studio, in Roslindale. Julie’s new role as associate publisher includes marketing, sales and support for our partners as well as being the researcher and writer of our new monthly column on all things healthy in and around Boston, “Naturally Boston.” Check it out on page 39.

This month, Julie explores what is meant by “clean beauty” in, “When Clean Doesn’t Mean Clean, Local Experts Weigh in on Clean Beauty.” With the help of local experts in the business of beauty, she helps bring some clarity to an industry that has been recently plagued with the discovery of dangerous chemicals in numerous products many of us have been using for decades. 

We hope you love the changes and enhancements we’ve carefully designed with you, the foundation of our publication, in mind. Share your thoughts with us at [email protected] We’d love to hear what you think. 

Feel good, live simply, laugh more!