Paul Chen, Publisher ✉️
“My main motivation in becoming a Natural Awakenings publisher is to be a source of inspirational and informational content to all who wish to awaken, or are experiencing awakenings in body, mind, heart or soul,” says Paul. “We are all here for a unique reason. We all have our own road to travel. And we all have soul contributions to make to the greater good. I want to help facilitate that process for Atlantans by connecting those who are awakening to the information, resources and supportive communities that can guide and assist them along the way.”
Paul’s professional background includes strategic planning, market research and marketing management. He has worked in the tech industry, nonprofits and as a consultant/contractor.
He is a practicing Buddhist, Kriya yoga practitioner and founding member of East Lake Commons a cohousing community. For fun, he enjoys hiking, biking, live music, outdoor festivals, travel, reading, cooking and working out.
Diane Eaton, Managing Editor ✉️
Diane is a professional writer, editor, ghostwriter and copywriter for individuals and businesses nationwide. Eaton was a senior writer at Apple Computer, Inc. headquarters in Cupertino, California, and was co-founder and business director of an innovative wellness startup company, which she helped bring to the national stage. Over the last 20 years, she has worked with numerous holistic and alternative-medicine practitioners and enterprises and has written or edited books on self-help, memoir, business, psychology and tech.
“I love making a positive difference in the world, and I feel I do that by helping authors and entrepreneurs connect with, move and motivate their readers through great writing,” says Eaton. ~ For more information: dianethewritingdoctor.com.
Mila Burgess, Yoga Editor ✉️
Mila is honored to share the gift of yoga through her classes and teacher trainings at Life Power Yoga Atlanta. She offers retreats and virtual classes through her company, Metta Yoga. As a former school teacher, administrator, and professor of education, for her, teaching yoga is the marrying of two passions.
Mila holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and a graduate degree from Johns Hopkins University. She completed her yoga teacher training with Jonny Kest at the Center for Yoga in Birmingham, Michigan and is E-RYT 500 and RYCEP certified. She considers herself a lifelong learner and continually looks towards deepening her own knowledge and practice of yoga.
When not on her mat, Mila enjoys hiking, reading, live music, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Trish Ahjel Roberts, Consulting Editor, African American Issues ✉️
Trish Ahjel Roberts started writing for Natural Awakenings – Atlanta in 2019. She is a Self-Actualization & Diversity Coach, Happiness Expert and Inspirational Speaker. She is the founder of Mind-Blowing Happiness LLC and Black Vegan Life™️.
Trish was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and holds an MBA from Long Island University. She is the author of three self-help books: the e-book, Mind-Blowing Happiness™️ Guide to Self-Care; the self-help memoir, Thinking Outside the Chrysalis: A Black Woman’s Guide to Spreading Her Wings; and the inspirational journal, 12 Steps to Mind-Blowing Happiness: A Journal of Insights, Quotes & Questions to Juice Up Your Journey. She is also the author of the #sexyfunnysmart novel, Chocolate Soufflé.
Trish is a #1 Amazon bestseller with endorsements from Jack Canfield, Marci Shimoff and Iyanla Vanzant. She has over a decade of Buddhist study and yoga experience. She is a certified life coach, registered yoga and meditation instructor and certified reiki practitioner. When she’s not writing, coaching or practicing yoga, Trish loves running and hiking on Atlanta’s many roads and trails. ~ For more information: TrishAhjelRoberts.com.