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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 »

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 »

Water-Wise Kitchen

A Few Small Steps Can Make the Difference by Avery Mack The United Nations warns that water use is outpacing population growth two to one. At this rate, two-thirds of the world will face water stress by 2025, meaning fewer crops and jobs and higher food prices. “Globally, three million people, mostly children, die each year due to water-related issues,” ... 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 »

Yay for Play

Ways to Spark a Child’s Creativity by April Thompson Whether it’s playing dress-up, making forts from sofa cushions or drawing pictures, creative moments can define and distinguish a happy childhood. Yet it’s not all just fun and games, according to experts. Childhood creativity, nurtured both in the classroom and at home, is crucial for developing qualities such as sound decision-making, ... Read More »

DC VegFest 2016

Compassion Over Killing is proud to present DC VegFest 2016, the largest vegetarian celebration in the nation’s capital. This festival highlights the many benefits and joys of choosing plant-based foods. DC VegFest 2016 will be held from 11 am to 6 pm on September 24 at Yards Park. DC VegFest features presentations by renowned author and celebrity speakers, free food ... Read More »

Real News that Matters

Independent Media Tell Us the Truth by Linda Sechrist In virtually all aspects of life, we are influenced consciously or subconsciously by mainstream media messages. Today, six media giants—Comcast, The Walt Disney Company, 21st Century Fox, Time Warner, Viacom and DirecTV—control the vast majority of what we watch on TV and in movies, listen to on the radio and read ... Read More »

Inspiring Backyard Organic Gardens Throughout NOVA

Spotlight on Prior Unity Garden by Sam Hudgins In 2008, Debby Ward was ready for a life change. She was trying to determine her next career move when her friends suggested she offer her expertise in gardening. “You should do for everybody else what you’ve always done for us—you can grow anything. Why don’t you help people put in gardens ... Read More »

Happy is The New Sexy

by Deepa Karthik (Menon) Darwin’s theory did not bring with it just evolution; it also changed the way men and women across the world looked at the laws of attraction forever. Suddenly, we realized that we were subconsciously picking out partners who were the “healthiest”, or the Darwinian “survivors”. Without doubt, healthy is in. But, in the pursuit of physical ... Read More »

Gay Hendricks on Nurturing Love in Midlife

Why Growing Up Can Mean Loving Better by S. Alison Chabonais Gay Hendricks and his wife, Kathlyn, have discovered through working on their own relationship and counseling hundreds of other couples that the time from midlife onward offers the greatest opportunity of any other period to grow love. At a mutual low point, they made the life-changing decision to rebirth ... Read More »