About Us

Peggy Malecki

What is Natural Awakenings?

Natural Awakenings Chicago is a free monthly publication targeted specifically to Chicago, plus suburban Cook, Lake and McHenry counties, and we are all about healthy and sustainable living (mind, body and spirit). We distribute in about 1100 locations in the area and continue to expand, reaching more about 75,000 readers each month through our printed magazine. We also publish our digital e-zine to more than 7,500 readers, as well as maintaining a robust website at NAChicago.com.  We also incorporate social media and live video into our social media outreach.

Our readership is primarily women 25-55, in middle to higher income brackets, who are interested in healthier and greener living for themselves and their families. But of course, men read Natural Awakenings, too.

NA Chicago is part of a larger family of Natural Awakenings magazines that are in almost 90 markets in the US, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. The first magazine was published in 1996 in Naples, FL, and it has been growing ever since. And, Naples is still publishing! We combine great national content with timely local articles to inform and educate our readers about ways they can enhance their lives and the planet in a variety of ways. We work closely with our advertisers and distributors, as well as the community, to include local practitioners and business owners in many articles (either as an author or a contributor). We also feature free news briefs about local businesses as well as calendar listings. We are the go-to resource in Cook, Lake and McHenry counties for all things related to healthy and sustainable lifestyles.

We distribute free in these four ways:

Print – delivered to about 1100 locations and street boxes in Cook, Lake and McHenry counties, including a huge presence in the city of Chicago. We estimate 2.46 readers per copy, or more than 75,000 targeted readers.

Electronic – We deliver a monthly e-zine to more than 7,500 people, which grows steadily each month.

Print subscriptions are available – limited distribution because this is a free publication readily available in the area

Website – includes all Google-searchable articles in web format, online Community Resource that includes all print advertiser basic listings, and link to digital version of the magazine. Web advertising is available as well.