Natural Awakenings has been a hallmark of ALL THINGS NATURAL IN NOLA for over a decade. Melissa and Coco took over ownership of the magazine in 2015 and have worked to continue the long standing tradition. Natural Awakenings is a resource for the community to help guide them towards natural, healthy, and wellness in New Orleans. We care about our New Orleans community and hope to continue to give monthly updates, articles, calendars, businesses, and interesting local articles that inform and amuze!
Melissa was born-and-raised in New Orleans. She went to the University of New Orleans and received her MBA from Tulane University. She and her amazing son Jackson (aka Jax) live in Uptown New Orleans. Melissa has a deep love for New Orleans culture and history. Most weekends you can find her at Audubon Park with her son and black lab (Odie), practicing yoga or kickboxing, or enjoying the amazing activities the city has to offer. She and Jax love to travel and look for ways to enrich their lives and the world with their travels.
Coco was born on the Northshore and spent her childhood between New Orleans and Germany. She attended university in Madrid and Boston and got her MBA back home at Tulane in New Orleans. Coco now works for HP Inc as a Future Product Marketing Manager and product development. She lives in San Diego,CA with her new husband, New Orleans native Charles Guerin, and her dog Belle. Most weekends you can find her at art museums, teaching yoga or Zumba, or trying to find a live show to attend. New Orleans is her favorite city on the planet not only for the food, art, and music but the people of the city are the most amazing people on Earth!