Inspiration

Explore the Sacred Feminine with Kris O’Shee

Psychotherapist, Kris O’Shee brings together three passions in her practice that focus on supporting women: dance, mind-body medicine and the rich history of the sacred feminine. Women often experience a gap in their lives today, a longing that hovers just beneath their consciousness. Through O’Shee’s research into prehistoric images of goddesses and the feminine spirit, and in her work as ... Read More »

Sharon Salzberg and Robert Thurman Discuss Love Your Enemies

Leading meditation teacher, Sharon Salzberg and Tibetan Buddhist scholar, Tenzin Robert Thurman will tackle the gold standard of spiritual topics from their new book Love Your Enemies, on October 14 at Friends Meetinghouse in Dupont Circle, D.C. Mixing ancient Buddhist wisdom, modern psychology and the latest neuroscience, they will address the real sources of rage and fear and offer practical solutions ... Read More »

Tending the Heart Fire Retreat with Shiva Rea

Shiva Rea is coming to our area to offer a weekend retreat, Living in Rhythm with the Pulse of Life: A Rasa Vinyasa Transformative Retreat, in which participants from across the country will come to experience depth, renewal and cultivation of inner passion, inspiration and the capacity for living love. The retreat, offered by Ananda Shala, a full spectrum mind-body ... Read More »

Power Supply – Fuel for a Powerful Life

Power Supply, provider of chef-driven prepared paleo meals, recently announced that it has joined forces with Mindful Chef, which delivers paleo-inspired and vegetarian meals to yoga and specialized fitness communities.   Under the Power Supply brand, the company will serve a variety of active lifestyle consumers, including those at CrossFit gyms, yoga studios, multi-program gyms and other intentional fitness communities, ... Read More »

Cancer-Free with the Gonzalez Protocol

A quarter of a century ago, I found myself with a rare tumor in my lung that had spread to my liver. Not many people can write a sentence like the previous one, as few survive a liver metastases for more than a handful of years. I was extremely fortunate to find a newly established doctor in New York, who ... Read More »

Unplug to Plug In with Children

A 2013 Organic Trade Association study reports that more parents buy organic food for their children and 81% have at least tried it. The industry grew from $1 billion in 1990 to $26.7 billion in 2010. Parents are clearly being more conscious than ever about what goes into their children’s bodies to help them grow and develop. Yet in my ... Read More »

Manage Your Carbon Footprint and Cut Your Home Energy Bills

Each month the District welcomes approximately 1,000 new residents. With a steady growth in population comes a steady increase in energy consumption—but what is being done to keep energy costs low and to manage the city’s carbon footprint? In the District, organizations such as the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DC SEU) are helping local residents and businesses save energy and ... Read More »

Thoughts in August – a letter from the publisher

The shock of cancer hits every family in some way. Several years ago, my step-sister died of stomach cancer, after having battled (and beat, we thought) breast cancer a decade before. There have been many friends and co-workers over the years who have had to confront a similar devastating diagnosis. Each of their stories has rattled me in some way ... Read More »

Join us for BuddhaFest!

The 4th Annual BuddhaFest will take place June 20 – 23 at Artisphere in the Rosslyn section of Arlington, VA. The festival presents a lively mix of films, discussions, meditation and music. The festival, sponsored by Tricycle.com, the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, The Center for Consciousness and Transformation at George Mason University, and Natural Awakenings, is a Buddhist inspired ... Read More »