Living

Natural Beauty is Not Only Skin Deep

by Allan Tomson and Pam Snyder A person who is considered a natural beauty can be defined as someone who is conscious in making healthy choices; including in the movement, rest and renewal they participate in and the food they eat. If you live well, your body will radiate with natural beauty—you will have a twinkle in the eye and ... Read More »

The Keys to Natural Beauty

by Dr. Isabel Sharkar, ND Every day, toxins come straight at us from many directions. The two most important areas of your life that need a serious detox are your food and beauty products. By going clean and green as much as possible, you minimize your chances of dis-ease. In our current environment, minimizing toxic load, endocrine disruption and dis-ease ... Read More »

Doing Nothing

Why Time-Outs Matter by April Thompson In a harried world where our work is never done, it’s tough to take time-outs to do nothing. But when we pump the brakes on Americans’ obsessive drive, we discover fresh productivity, creativity and contentment. “We’re socialized to pride ourselves on accomplishment and achievement, yet when you step back, you realize doing nothing produces ... Read More »

Burnout or Adrenal Fatigue: Is It Making You Overweight and Tired?

by Sushma Hirani, M.D. Adrenal fatigue, also called burnout, is a stress syndrome of the 21st century. It is an epidemic prevalent in modern Western society and spreading elsewhere as stress levels increase. Adrenal glands are responsible for handling the stresses of your daily life, whether they are physical, emotional or psychological. With stress levels increasing in our daily lives, ... Read More »

Livable Communities We Love

Good for People and the Planet by John D. Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist Many people define a livable city as one that is easy to get around in by foot, bike or public transportation. Many also prioritize ready access to fresh, local organic food via farmers’ markets and community gardens. Others champion affordable housing and cost of living factors, safe ... Read More »

Build Strong Bones Workshop

Susan Brady of Nurtured Bones and her fitness assistant Carrie Seifert are offering a half-day workshop: Overcoming Osteoporosis and Osteopenia. Taking participants beyond medication to treat and reverse this condition that challenges so many women and men, Brady and Seifert provide a better way to health through nutrition, exercise, stress management and supplementation. The workshop will be held from 9 ... Read More »

Embracing Your Moon

by Dr. Isabel Sharkar, ND What has been passed down to us from our mothers and grandmothers about the sacred feminine and taking care of our female organs? How many of us have been taught to honor and embrace our menstrual (moon) cycles? Most of us view our moon cycle as a nuisance—wishing it to be over and done with. ... Read More »

Pillow Self-Talk

Three Questions to Ponder before Sleeping by Krista O’Reilly Davi-Digui Asking ourself three purposeful questions before retiring each night can help us rest content knowing that although we may not have lived our day perfectly, we did live it well. 1. What are three things I am grateful for? It’s possible to live with eyes and heart wide open to ... Read More »

Moving Through Menopause

Exercising Reduces Symptoms by Marlaina Donato Transitioning through menopause and the years of perimenopausal hormone fluctuation leading up to the finale can be physically and emotionally challenging for many women. Consistently following a healthy diet and positive lifestyle are important, but health researchers, doctors and midlife women can attest to the multidimensional benefits of exercise. Perks may include reduction of ... Read More »

An Opportunity to Explore your Dwelling

Dwell to Live is a workshop hosted by Takoma Park architect Bill Hutchins, in concert with his new book, Dwelling: A Poetic Exploration of Home. The workshop explores the dialogue between your inner home and how it relates to the physical home you live in. Dwell to Live has a simple format, centered on being guided through a series of ... Read More »