Chemical-Free Beekeeping Education in Mt. Rainier

There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of your very first taste of honey, from your own colony. With new legislation making beekeeping legal around the region, the demand for beekeeping is exploding. Documentary films like More than Honey and Vanishing of the Bees have inspired people from all walks of life, to undertake the responsibility of caring for a couple ... Read More »

The Big Bad Woof Looks to Expand Using Kickstarter Loan

 Since 2005, the Big Bad Woof, a retail pet supply store in Old Takoma (District of Columbia) and the Arts District Hyattsville, has served the community by offering organic, holistic and premium raw diets and a wide range of alternatives including holistic supplements. Both stores also provide access to local foods for people via drop-off locations for Soupergirl and 5aDayCSA. ... Read More »

A Heart for February …. and Chocolate!

Dear Readers, I won’t forget the day the phone rang and with a few simple words, I understood that my 57 year-old father had died of a massive heart, alone in his Florida condo. He left just as his own father had, who died at the same age, in a diner in Akron, Ohio many years before. In my father’s ... Read More »

Dance the 5Rhythms in Bethesda

5 Rhythms, a dynamic dance/movement practice, will be offered by Margaret H. Wagner, a 5Rhythms certified teacher, at Carderock Springs Swim and Tennis Club in Bethesda at 8 p.m., on Friday, February 21. The 5Rhythms is rooted in the principle that if the psyche is put in motion, it will heal itself. Rather than having specific steps to follow, each ... Read More »

Sharon Salzberg Teaches How to Grow Happiness at Work

Is happiness at work the final frontier for healthy living? Many of us spend more waking hours working than doing anything else. Relationships with colleagues play a significant role in whether we feel fulfilled, and work issues are among our greatest challenges in achieving happiness, says Sharon Salzberg, author of the New York Times bestseller Real Happiness. Salzberg’s readers and ... Read More »

Healing Starts From Within – Dahn Yoga Center

For some, yoga is about strength, others breathing or flexibility. At Dahn Yoga Center, yoga is about energy. Originating in Korea, the practice of Dahn yoga combines stretching, flowing movement, deep breathing exercises and meditation to develop the body’s physical, mental and spiritual health. Dahn means life force, or energy, so it is no wonder why Dahn Yoga offers yoga ... Read More »

Crash and Burn

There are two triangle-shaped glands sitting on top of your kidneys, responsible for regulating your body’s response to stress by releasing cortisol. Cortisol is the main adrenal hormone used to manage stress. These glands receive a lot of abuse, due to the prevalent chronic stress we encounter every day. If you are reaching for your morning cup of coffee in ... Read More »

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, Dear Readers, For many of us, January is the time of the year when we take stock of the year that has just passed, and imagine new possibilities for the days to come. I am not a fan of New Year’s resolutions, knowing that the average life span of these lofty goals to lose weight, wake up ... Read More »

Krishna Das in Concert

Following the studio recording of his new album, Krishna Das kicks off his tour of the United States at 7:30 p.m., on March 26, at the University of DC. From the first heart-opening sounds of the concert, as the harmonium blends with the unmistakable voice of Krishna Das, something stirs deep within. One knows immediately—this will be a soulful evening. Layering ... Read More »

Become an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor

Ayurveda is enjoying a reawakening in the west and affords much extraordinary knowledge and many opportunities for practice, career development and service to humanity. For the first time, an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor certification course is being offered in Washington, D.C., by Neva Ingalls, director of the Inner Domain Teacher Training Programs ( This 500-hour certification course is designed to help ... Read More »