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Natural Awakenings Central-Eastern Connecticut

New Opportunities are Blossoming

Spring is finally arriving this month. The anticipation is building as we dream big in our planting planning. “Spring is the time of plans and projects,” said Leo Tolstoy. We agree! We have outdoor-related articles about backyard biodiversity, pollinator corridors, beneficial teas from trees, top essential herbs to grow and more. Our food and nutrition focus in this March issue includes articles about 2024 food trends, colon health, an interview with Jeffrey Smith about the dangers of GMOs and other interesting articles. Our health brief section includes a new study done by Connecticut’s Middlesex Health about the beneficial effect of acupuncture on long-term COVID symptoms.

The state organizations of many of our healthy living practitioners and businesses start holding their big annual events in the spring, including ones for farmers/gardeners, chiropractors, naturopaths and others. Please come say hi to me if you see Natural Awakenings at these events as we will have a presence at many of them. Hope to see our farmers and gardeners at CT NOFA’s March 23rd event (see page 6)!

Our News Briefs section is chock full of new news about area businesses and events. If you are in the New London and Middlesex Counties areas, please come to two networking events with Natural Awakenings and Tribe TLC in Guilford and Mystic on March 7 (see page 7).

I am thrilled and grateful for our six-county expansion to include Hartford, New London, Tolland and Windham Counties as of the April 2024 edition. Be a part of the expanded magazine reaching thousands of readers and potential clients with an amazing limited-time offer of complementary ad size upgrades for the advertisers who expand with us. Reach out by March 14th!

Here’s to spring, to the beauty of plants and our lives blossoming, and all the promise and joy that the new season brings.

All the best,


Ariana Rawls Fine, Publisher

“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” ~ Lady Bird Johnson