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Natural Awakenings Central-Eastern Connecticut

A Time for Strength, Vitality, Action and Movement

Summer is nearly upon us. The Summer Solstice is on the horizon, with all the powerful energy that it brings. “The summer solstice is a time for strength and vitality for action and movement,” said Carole Carlton. How will you channel the energy of this time of the year? What changes will you make? As we begin to enjoy summer’s physical beauty, fun, warmth, family and friend time, outdoor activities, road trips and so much more, keeping our mental, emotional and spiritual health in mind is also important.

In this edition, more focused on the vital topic of men’s health, we delve into men’s mental and emotional health and strength, connection and community with a local article from Jody Grose, founder of Return to the Fire. Dr. Patrick Fratellone talks about what helps his cardiology patients with their heart health using herbs, lifestyle changes and more. April Beaman explains how thermography can be used as an innovative diagnostic tool for men’s health.

We cover other topics such as prostate protection, building muscle more efficiently, CBD for dogs, summer and healthy kids, eco-tips to save our oceans, greening our homes, and so much more.

Remember to read the news brief section to find out the latest and greatest from practitioners and businesses in our six counties, including grand openings, new practices and services, interesting events, and more. As always, please check out our community resource guide to find the right practitioners for your health journey.

Our July issue is our sought-after annual directory issue, where you can find out more about our local practitioners’ services and products, goals for the next year, and what drives their passion for their profession in the profile and directory sections. If you and your business are interested in being a part of this great edition that our readers keep nearby for resources all-year round, please reach out to us!

All the Best,


Ariana Rawls Fine, Publisher