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Science & Spirituality: Awakening the Mind Body Connection with Dr. Joan Borysenko

Join renowned scientist, Hay House author and spiritual teacher, Dr. Joan Borysenko for a program titled, “Embodied Spirituality: Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Science” September 14 in Bethesda. A pioneer in holistic medicine, Borysenko is beloved for her warmth and wisdom that heals and inspires. She will share how the human mind is created through our bodies and our relationships and ... Read More »

Happy June, Dear Friends

The summer is always a great time for families to make memories together, with vacations, summer night camp fires and car trips. I appreciate that when I am with the whole family, we often get to telling stories of past vacations and other times together—sometimes funny, sometimes touching or sometimes sad, as we think of those who aren't with us ... Read More »

Happy April – Let’s Celebrate Mother Earth!

Dear friends, This month, Natural Awakenings is about living— how to do it better, healthier, less expensively and greener. And, it is about time to focus on something other than snow, ice and cold. I am ready to shed the sweaters, and take a nice long walk in the warmth of the sun. After feeling like I have been living ... Read More »

A Local Option for Recycling

A bottle cap collection, buttons snipped from old shirts, yarn from a half knitted projected that never was completed—where do these items go when it is time for spring cleaning or time to move on to another hobby? Although they might be small, they’re valuable and meaningful and there are alternatives to throwing them away. SCRAP DC is a 501(c)(3) ... Read More »

A Mindful Media Diet for the Family

Recently, a Welsh primary school director discovered students as young as six re-enacting the violent sex scenes from Grand Theft Auto (GTA) on the playground, a trend he reported in a letter of warning to parents. A Massachusetts teen saw the little brothers of his friends start to play the adult-rated, crime-enacting video game and decided to volunteer for the ... Read More »

Who (or What) Is Living Off You?

According to National Geographic Magazine, “Parasites have killed more humans than all the wars in history.” These unfriendly guests residing in our bodies have been rummaging around for millions of years. Any organism that lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the host’s expense, for part or all of its life cycle, is ... Read More »

Fredericksburg Health and Wellness Expo

The Fredricksburg Health and Wellness Expo is the premier healthcare event in this region and one of the most comprehensive forums for healthy living and wellness in Virginia. The Expo takes place on Saturday, March 29 at the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center. It will showcase an impressive lineup of wellness vendors and interactive booths, including health screenings, seminars, educational ... Read More »

Stressed out Children

It probably doesn’t surprise you to hear that children today are under more stress than the children of previous generations. Dr. Stephane Provencher, Gainesville Holistic Health Center, thinks that 21st century kids are under even more stress than their adult parents. Gainesville Holistic Health Center offers a wide range of holistic therapies, including acupuncture, chiropractic, emotional clearing, energetic clearing, homeopathy, ... Read More »

Speaking from the Heart

The heart is the first organ to become fully formed in the human body. Long before spoken language, the heart was communicating through its constant rhythm. As the bridge to the upper and lower chakras, it is the connecting point to the body’s energy systems. The heart communicates in ways that are powerful and consistent. The human heart emits an ... Read More »

Essential Oils Playshops

Every third Thursday, the Potomac Massage Training Institute (PMTI), at 5028 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite LL, holds an “Essential Oils Playshop”, to introduce and explore Young Living Essential Oils. Join them from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and learn how these natural extracts can improve the quality of your life and/or massage practice. Each month you can visit PMTI to hear a different seasonally themed ... Read More »