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You Have All the Answers Within

by Karen Tasto Most of us were taught from an early age that we must look outside of ourselves to know what we need for our health and wellness. Whether it’s going to our doctor for advice on weight-loss, to a trainer for help with an exercise regimen or to clergy for spiritual direction, we believe a middleman is required ... Read More »

‘Tis the Season for Local Produce

by Rachel Feidelman While it’s all too easy to stop by a grocery chain and pick up any kind of produce year-round, taking the extra time to go to a local farmers’ market and purchasing fruits and vegetables seasonally can really pay off. Seasonally grown foods taste better, contains more nutrients, benefits the environment and helps grow and support local ... Read More »

New Ways to Court Fitness

Racquets and Paddles Get a Sporting Makeover by Randy Kambic Two fun ways to use tennis courts for fitness are showing big increases in popularity. Meet the new “Pickleball” You may not have heard of it yet, but pickleball is a mixture of tennis, squash and table tennis and it’s one of the fastest-growing sports in the country. The USA ... Read More »

Offering a New Path to Fitness

Spotlight on FitGurl Pilates FitGurl Pilates, LLC, was a vision that became a reality for owner, Kimberly Campbell. As a child, she was always dreaming of ways that she could move faster. This carried on through her college years, where she was a student athlete and worked part-time as a trainer for other athletes. Though it isn’t a recognized superpower, ... Read More »

Why Buy a Green Car

Fuel Economy Plus Sales Incentives Equal Big Savings by Jim Motavalli While some carmakers are filling showrooms with ever-larger gas-guzzling sport utility vehicles (SUV) thanks to lower gas prices, some car-buyers want to do just the opposite and go greener with their wheels. Fortunately, more eco-friendly options exist than ever before—many of which come with surprising personal benefits in addition ... Read More »

Rose Wellness Provides a Fully Integrative Approach to Wellness and Healing

by Samantha Hudgins Sushma Hirani, M.D., a family medicine practitioner, has been practicing integrative medicine using the best of conventional and alternative medicine techniques for the past 11 years. Hirani was motivated to open her practice when working with patients with chronic diseases. She started Rose Wellness Center, an integrative medicine clinic in Oakton, Virginia, in 2014, to expand the ... Read More »

New Ways of Creating Community at the Lovelight Festival

by Robin Fillmore If the past is any indication of what is to come at this year’s Lovelight Yoga and Arts Festival, to be held August 18 to 20, in Darlington, Maryland, attendees will be helping to shape a new community that is built on wisdom, sharing, art, profoundly touching music, as well as yoga. The idea for festival came ... Read More »

Letter from the Publisher

Dear Friends, This month, we are all about chronic pain. I was startled to read that a majority of Americans experience pain on a daily basis and that so many of our neighbors (and perhaps, friends and family) are addicted to powerful opioids to alleviate this pain. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1,000 ... Read More »

Energy Medicine, Yoga Nidra and Meditation Classes Offered in Columbia

Inca Energy Health & Wellness Center, located in Columbia, is offering a series of wellness and energy medicine classes throughout the month of June and beyond. Energy Medicine for Beginners: The Essentials for Self-Care series, taught by Juana Sancho Davila Moreland, based on her pioneer teacher Donna Eden, will run on Fridays, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., beginning on June ... Read More »

Free, Live Webinar on Dealing Naturally with Hypothyroidism

About 20 million Americans suffer from some kind of thyroid disease, according to the American Thyroid Association.  Moreover, a large number of them are unaware of their thyroid disorder. To learn more about this condition, and to discover the ways that it can be treated naturally, join Natural Awakenings and Dr. Sushma Hirani, M.D., for a free, live webinar from ... Read More »