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 »

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 »

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 »

Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

The Center for Mindful Living in Tenleytown is offering a special three-hour introductory class, led by Bill Mies, for anyone interested in learning more about Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) on Saturday, January 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. MBSR assists people who want to learn to use their own internal resources to respond more skillfully to stress, medical ... Read More »

Volunteering Abroad

If you’re wondering what it’s like to volunteer abroad, consider an experience I had in Ecuador. I was assisting scientists studying a remote mountain cloud forest. My foot slipped on the steep, slick ground, and suddenly—thump—I was sliding down the Andes. I grabbed a branch to stop my descent, which wedged tree bark behind my thumbnail (ouch). Despite the throbbing, ... Read More »

NIHA Offers Innovative Smoking Cessation Program

Nicotine addiction is responsible for nearly one half of a million deaths per year in the United States and over five million deaths worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. The link between nicotine addiction and cancer, cardiovascular disease and other chronic psychiatric and medial disorders is irrefutable, yet our healthcare system offers smokers few safe, drug-free and effective options ... Read More »

Finding New Meaning in the Season

As we approach the end of the year, some of us may be excited about the holidays, while others may feel bored, impatient or a little cynical regarding the usual platitudes and complaints we hear. One minister observed that it is futile to talk about peace and goodwill unless there is justice to go along with it. Whether you celebrate ... Read More »

At The Faults of Enlightenment

The cliff hangs deep. It falls past the awareness of sleep. Dreams can never be forgotten, here, in this state beyond memory. The earthquake weeps for forgiveness. The edge is sharp, a razor cuts a hole in our hope; we are barriers to progress when harboring the belief that we are not capable or worthy. To hell with enlightenment, just be happy. We ... Read More »