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Welcome to Natural Awakenings Magazine of the NY Capital District

We are your one-stop resource for natural health, personal growth, creative expression, eco-living and more…

Natural Awakenings Magazine of the NY Capital District is a locally owned, free monthly publication, committed to providing a forum for community connection.  We are part of a national franchise of publishers, offering you trusted content each month, along with local spotlights that are sure to be of interest.

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Learning that Transforms Hearts and Minds

Feature Article

by Linda Sechrist

Rethinking How We See Our World Changes Everything

In the 30 years since Harrison Owen introduced Open Space Technology (OST), it has been used hundreds of thousands of times by three-quarters of the world’s countries. Whether a few people gather in a circle to share ideas and brainstorm personal issues, or thousands discuss a bulletin board of topics around tables, OST is a safe, informal venue for transformative learning.

August 1, 2014

Day Care Goes Green

Feature Article

by Avery Mack

What’s Good for Kids is Good for the World

With children especially susceptible to germs, chemicals sensitivities and allergens, it makes sense to ensure that the child-friendliness of day care facilities extends to their ecological integrity.

August 1, 2014

Summer Mini-Getaways

Feature Article

by April Thompson

Green Travelers Recharge at Spas, Parks and Vineyards

Carving out time from crammed calendars for a week or more away from home can pose such a hurdle that more than half of all American workers forfeit hard-earned vacation days every year.  Sometimes a long weekend in an inspired locale is all we need to recharge our batteries.

August 1, 2014

Moveable Feet

Feature Article

by Lane Vail

How to Make Walking Part of Everyday Life

Hippocrates called walking “man’s best medicine,” and Americans agree: According to the U.S. Surgeon General, walking is America’s most popular form of fitness. It’s free, convenient and simple. Recent studies show that 10,000 daily steps helps lower blood pressure, shed pounds and reduce the risk of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Here’s how to rev up the weekly routine and stay motivated.

August 1, 2014
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