Inspiration

Redefining Vitality

A Spotlight on Bob McMillan and the Come Alive Project For many who hit their mid-70s, their first thought is to relax, sit on the porch and enjoy a glass of lemonade. That would not be the correct assumption about Virginia-local, Bob McMillan. As he approached retirement in his late 60s, he realized that a new career in fitness and ... Read More »

Love Brings Up Everything: A Reflection

by Nya Alemayhu Love brings up everything that has been unloved. When I first heard this, I was in yoga teacher training with Mark Whitwell in December 2012. I didn’t know what it meant then, but the past few weeks have been teaching me exactly what I heard almost four years ago. I have a brother in the prison system ... Read More »

Change Makers

Inspired to Act by Linda Sechrist “Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul will help immensely. It is not given to us to know which ... Read More »

Planet-Friendly and Profitable

The Rise of Eco-preneurs by Avery Mack  Whether it’s a sideline or full-time, flourishing small businesses stimulate the economy. The U.S. Small Business Association found that between 2009 and 2013, companies with fewer than 500 employees accounted for 60 percent of net new jobs. Technology allows new commercial ventures to be launched from home, yielding huge savings in startup costs. ... Read More »

Rediscover Your Personal Greatness Without Using Data

Retreat Spotlight by Paul Klinger Technology is the greatest tool of our modern time. It is also the greatest culprit of removing us from our unique greatness. For the most part, technology was designed for governments, corporations and businesses to maximize staff productivity. These technology advances and software were designed to, literally, make us compute faster, place more demands and ... Read More »

Chant4Change Festival Offers Music to Heal the Nation’s Soul

At a time when the noise of division dominates the national political discussion, meditative music offers a peaceful alternative. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 8, one month before Election Day, the Lincoln Memorial will host a free festival of more than 20 musicians and inspirational speakers. The event is free with registration. Chant4Change organizers say their goal is ambitious: to ... Read More »

Fly By Light Film Screening at MLK Memorial

In partnership with the Memorial Foundation, the nonprofit, One Common Unity, is hosting a screening of their award-winning documentary film Fly By Light at the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial. The screening takes place at 8:15 p.m. on Friday, September 9, with live music starting at 7:30 p.m. All are invited to this special screening of the film that is considered ... Read More »

The Red Tent: The Sisterhood of the 21st Century

Women through the ages have been ostracized and shunned because of their womanhood. Through the prior century and until now, it has been a man’s world but “The times, they are a-changin.” The Red Tent is a multicultural place of love where women gather to nurture one another and learn to appreciate the different stages of womanhood (menarche, motherhood, perimenopause and ... Read More »

What My Yoga Practice Has Taught Me

by Nya Alemayhu When I reflect on who I was before I began my practice, it is not an exaggeration to say, I hardly recognize myself today. Entering the yoga portal has not only regenerated my heart, but it has restructured my thoughts, my beliefs and my attitude to and relationship with the earth. The very first yoga lesson I ... Read More »

Growing Up Empowered

Helping Kids Step into Their Best Selves by Judith Fertig The plugged-in, stressed-out world that challenges adults can be even more difficult for teens in the throes of hormones, peer pressure and a selfie culture. Parents can help their children thrive and become empowered individuals by nurturing desirable character traits such as resourcefulness, resilience, perseverance, self-reliance, independence, empathy and social ... Read More »