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Moving Meditations

by Dr. Allan Tomson When most people hear the word meditation, they think of sitting on the floor with legs crossed in quiet contemplation. However, there are other ways to explore as one works to quiet the mind. Used for centuries as well, moving meditation is a way of being in mindful, yet moving through space—albeit more slowly and focused. ... Read More »

City Homesteading

Creating Sustainable Urban Living by Randy Kambic Homesteading is a broad field. “Along with planting produce, we encourage people to compost, change how they use water, learn about biochar—a long-term soil amendment that returns carbon to the earth—and employ creative economics, including bartering and food-sharing systems,” says K. Ruby Blume, of Grants Pass, Oregon, who founded the Institute of Urban ... Read More »

Letter From the Publisher

Dearest Friends, This is a difficult letter to write, as it will be my last to you as publisher of Natural Awakenings, D.C. For the past five years, I hope that I have been your support, companion and guide to health and balance, but as they say, all good things must come to an end. I am happy to say ... Read More »

Mark Rosenfeld’s Secrets for Successful Love Matches

by Alison James Australian author, speaker and dating coach Mark Rosenfeld knows firsthand the challenges of navigating romantic relationships. After struggling with shyness, he took on a confidence-boosting job as an erotic dancer in 2011, working with men at both ends of the assertiveness spectrum. In this milieu, he gained a better understanding of men’s thoughts and actions related to ... Read More »


by Charlie Chaplin As I began to love myself, I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is Authenticity. As I began to love myself, I understood how much it can offend somebody as I try to force my desires on this person, even though ... Read More »

Rising Above Adversity

How to Strengthen Your Resilience Muscle by April Thompson At one time or another, an estimated 70 percent of people experience a life-altering traumatic event, and most grow stronger from surviving it, according to decades of research by leading institutions like Harvard and Yale universities and the University of Pennsylvania. We can prepare now for life’s inevitable hurdles and setbacks ... Read More »

What’s Your Meditation Style?

Find the Right Practice for You by April Thompson More Americans than ever before are seeking the benefits of meditation, which notably improves mental, physical and spiritual health. Choosing from its many styles and traditions can be daunting for a new meditator, as is figuring out how to incorporate a meditation practice into a busy life. Universal Appeal “Meditation is ... Read More »

New You, New Brain with NAD+ IV Therapy

If only there were a compound that can help turn back the hands of time by restoring your energy, improving your mood and mental clarity, increasing your athletic performance and taking away your cravings for alcohol and drugs. Well there is! A new you this February boils down to your brain and how clearly you are able to think. By ... Read More »

Eating More Mindfully

by Elizabeth McMillan It has been a long day at work, you come home and feel ravenous. You just want 20 minutes to yourself before picking up the kids from soccer. You sit down with a bag of chips to have a snack and poof, before it’s even time to pick them up the entire bag is gone. How many ... Read More »

Meditation: Opening to Heartfulness

by Dr. Charles Gant, M.D., Ph.D There are two main forms of meditation, namely open and closed field approaches.  Closed field techniques are the most popular and simply promote focusing on various auditory, visual or kinesthetic “sensory objects,” in order to divert one’s attention away from stressful thoughts and feelings.  For instance, the breath can be used as a focus ... Read More »