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Letter from the Publisher

May 03, 2016 10:39AM ● By Michelle Vacanti

May is Women’s Wellness month at Natural Awakenings. As a woman in my late 40’s, this subject has never been more important to me. I am honored as publisher of this magazine to meet so many inspirational women who offer seemingly endless alternative approaches to our holistic wellbeing. Whatever your age, I think you will find many nuggets in this issue that will resonate:


  • Thermographic Diagnostic Imaging in Marlton offers a cutting edge, safe and non-toxic tool that can detect breast cancer even in its pre-emergent phases.
  • Local spiritual teacher, Maryann Pino Miller, shows how we can all tune into and empower ourselves in our own personal feminine divinity.
  • Christie Brinkley shares personal habits that have sustained her timeless beauty for over 4 decades.
  • Virtua Integrative Health helps new mothers confidently embrace the perfectly imperfect challenges of breastfeeding.
  • A new book by local author, Andrew Smith, offers a non-judgmental perspective for those of us who shame ourselves for eating animals.


We are each on our own path preferably to wellness, but it may be disease if we are investing effort in self-defeating behavior patterns. There are so many parts of the human body, mind, emotions, and energy that can go awry or break down. If you listen to the mass media, it can be enough to scare a body to death. Being aligned with the wellness model rather than the illness model, which is being marketed to the masses, makes life not only easier but also more enjoyable. Foster the positive rather than pushing against the negative. Seek out everything, including thought, word, deed, supplements, products and services that contribute to our wellbeing and in so doing honor all life everywhere.


Happy Mother’s Day, Mother Earth


Michelle Vacanti


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