Linda Palmer, B. Divinity, is a writer, lecturer, spiritual counselor, as well as a Reiki Master, Energy Medicine and Magnified Healing teacher /practitioner, and an adjunct professor at Miami-Dade Community College Center for Creative Living. With her mother's guidance, support and encouragement, Linda found herself on a spiritual quest early on. Focusing on her inner journey, she began to discover the fundamental timeless reality of her true self, awakening the intuitive side through which she honors her spiritual path. Today she realizes her dream of sharing her wonderful discoveries as the Publishing Editor and Owner of Natural Awakenings Magazine - Miami and Florida Keys. Through this publication, she promotes and encourages the same passion, curiosity, and healing which continually guides her soul today. Her goal is to help everyone discover the permanent relationship between self, humanity, earth and spirit which lies within our hearts.
Linda: "It is my belief, that by recognizing our accountability and celebrating our diversities, we can engender personal and societal growth. We have a responsibility to our future, each other and our mother earth. Our present is only a doorway of things to come—our possibilities are endless.”
Marketing Director/Assistant Publisher
Brooke O. Emery, is a native of Miami, FL, and has a culinary degree and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business from Florida International University. When after a ‘fluke’ meeting with a member of the Natural Awakenings staff at a Whole Foods Market ‘Gluten-Free’ tour, she inquired about a position with us; it came to being and she’s been here ever since, starting in sales and currently as Marketing Director/Assistant Publisher. Her talent, fueled by her passion for a healthier world was obvious from day one, and today as our Publisher Assistant and trainee to become our next publisher in charge of operations, she is clearly effecting the changes she has always envisioned.
Brooke: ‘I’ve been reading Natural Awakenings since it came out, always eager for the wonderful information I’d see in there every month. It’s a ‘natural’ fit, as I’ve been studying about nutrition, holistic practices, spirituality, and the like forever, and I’m proud to be involved with this magazine. Natural Awakenings provides such an incredible service as the vehicle to give literally millions of people nationwide invaluable resources and information to improve their lives’
Graphic Designer/Production Manager
Susan McCann . 15+ Years Experience in Graphic Design. Member of the team from 2005 to Current, Susan has served as Natural Awakenings Magazine's Graphic Designer and Production Manager. She has served as a wonderful inspiration to our dedicated NA staff. McCann also contributes to NA as a freelance Photographer as well as maintains our website monthly. She provides up to date marketing techniques that keep our advertisers noticed from month to month. She currently works in Jacksonville, Florida designing and producing magazines.
A top graduate of Florida A&M University, for over a decade McCann has worked in the fields of Printing, Newpapers and Magazine Design and Development. She has worked in key cities around the U.S. developing her skills as well as building and developing several sucessful publications. After many years of working in the field, chemicals caused illnesses and infections. Health became the upmost importance in her life.
Susan: "Natural Awakenings helped me become healthy again, I am blessed to be a part of this wonderful team."
Angie Angelis, P.A. has practiced law in the Miami area since 1989 when she graduated from St. Thomas University School of Law with honors, ranking 5th in her class. Her service to our community however, began as a Public School teacher. Later she entered the mortgage industry where she became the President of the Mortgage Bankers Association. After her tenure she realized that her experience would be of further service in a different setting. Thus in 1986 she resigned and attended law school full time. Upon graduation, she joined several local law firms where she gained valuable experience which subsequently inspired her to launch the successful practice she has today. Ms. Angelis is a member of the International Alliance of Holistic Lawyers-So. Florida Chapter,
Angie : "Born to Greek immigrant parents in Manhattan, and the eldest of three, I learned early on the importance of fair play, honesty and leadership. Today, I stand proud of my record as I continue to educate and uplift the community as the co-owner of Natural Awakenings, Healthy Living Magazine.
Sharon Bruckman, CEO-NAPC Corporation
Healthy living entrepreneur Sharon Bruckman established Natural Awakenings magazine in 1994 in Naples, Florida in response to her local holistic health community's need for an effective way to share information and connect with people searching for alternative therapies. Two years later, an avid reader convinced her to launch a second edition in Sarasota, Florida. Its destiny was to become the prototype for an unprecedented franchise network (formed in 1999) of like-minded people who value what this magazine brings to their community. Today, franchise owners publish more than 69 local editions, with new magazines added each year. In each market 1,000s of free copies are circulated at hundreds of public distribution points.
"The wellness revolution I saw emerging years ago is now in full swing," says Bruckman. "It's propelled by the kind of people who read our magazines and website. Our job is to keep our finger on the pulse of cutting-edge advances and keep readers apprised of the best healthy-life choices available. We love what we do. We love to spread light. Our delight is in awakening one community at a time...naturally." says Bruckman.
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