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Learn the Foundations of Medicinal Herbalism

Teresa Boardwine, founder of Green Comfort School of Herbal Medicine and dynamic teacher on health and wellness, is offering a series of classes, starting this September at her school in the Blue Ridge Mountains, just west of Washington D.C. On the second Saturday of each month, between September 14 and June 14, the class, Foundations of Medicinal Herbalism, highlights holistic ... Read More »

Come Out and Play Like a Big Kid

The Third Annual Adult Play Date is an adult field day, designed to incorporate fun with exercise while creating awareness for adult obesity. During our childhood some of our fondest memories took place on the black top or in our backyards playing games such as kick ball and freeze tag. And who could forget your school’s field day, where everyone ... Read More »

Nationally Acclaimed Yoga Therapy Program

One of the nation’s leading schools for integrative health, the Maryland University for Integrative Health (MUIH) in Laurel (formerly Tai Sophia) has recently launched an innovative program in the field of yoga therapy. Beginning in September 2013, MUIH will offer the nation's first Master of Science in Yoga Therapy.  To serve the needs of students, two world renowned practitioners of ... Read More »

Knee High by the Fourth of July!

  “Knee high by the Fourth of July,” every time I pass a corn field, I think of that saying. Growing up in Northeast Ohio, the summer months were my favorite “food time” because we would feast on fresh corn on the cob that had been picked only hours before it was presented at our dinner table.  My mom cooked it ... Read More »

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

The International Association of Near-Death Studies (IANDS) will be holding a D.C. conference this coming Labor Day weekend. Publisher, Robin Fillmore, interviewed Dr. Diane Corcoran, RN, who currently serves as the president of the organization. Background: A near-death experience (NDE) is a profound phenomenon, typically occurring when a person is clinically dead, facing death, or under physical or emotional trauma. ... Read More »

Treating the Individual Rather Than the Disease

After a long career as a board certified physician in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. John Pan, had a different idea of how to treat his patients. Conventional medical practice begins by looking at a patient’s symptoms. Drawing on the rich and sacred traditions of the world’s best healing practices, Pan decided to turn that notion on its head. The starting ... Read More »

Living Sacred: The Practical Necessity of Meditation

If you’re like most, you grew up wanting to be a part of the solution—or at least not part of the problem. Yet with everything from complicated relationships to work stress to distressing world news, our inner domain is often anything but calm or loving. How do we live well, deeply and helpfully with all the changes and challenges we ... Read More »

Complete Care for Companion Animals

Taking care of a companion animal can be a challenge. The Big Bad Woof, a local retail pet supply store, serves as a community resource to the guardians of socially conscious pets. It offers  access to organic, holistic and premium raw diets and a wide range of alternatives including holistic supplements. Co-owners, Pennye Jones-Napier and Julie Paez opened the store ... Read More »

Phoenix Bikes Raises Up Old Bikes and Young People

Phoenix Bikes, a financially and environmentally sustainable nonprofit bike shop in Arlington, empowers local youth to become social entrepreneurs through direct participation iN its community programs. Their programs are designed to teach youth how to restore out-of-service bikes as they work their way toward earning their own bike. In the process, they build free bicycles for needy people in the ... Read More »

Things are Growing at Common Good City Farm

Common Good City Farm, in the heart of LeDroit Park, is green with new shoots of asparagus and leafy lettuce. Sitting on a half acre amidst old row homes and a new playground, the residents of this diverse neighborhood have found the farm to be an oasis for fresh vegetables and herbs. For the past five years, what used to be ... Read More »