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Maid Brigade’s Commitment to Cleaning Your Home the Green Way

by Samantha Hudgins Maid Brigade, in business since 1979, made a commitment to green cleaning in 2007 and has been a Green Clean Certified business ever since. In every aspect of the business, Maid Brigade takes their commitment seriously to create the safest indoor environment for their client’s families, pets and homes. To become Green Clean Certified, a company must ... Read More »

A zero-waste grocery store in DC? Tell us what you think!

In our throwaway culture, the average American produces 4.4 lbs. of trash per day, almost twice the global average. We discard more than 30 million tons of plastic per year, only 8 percent of which is recycled. But even such “recycled” products are in fact merely down-cycled, meaning that they are re-purposed once and then wind up in a landfill, ... Read More »

Oneness-Family School Offers Holiday Bazaar

All are welcome to attend and enjoy an evening of joyous student performances honoring winter season celebrations at the Oneness-Family School. As part of the festivities, everyone is invited to visit their Holiday Bazaar, with vendors offering hand-made, fair-trade pottery, jewelry, gifts and more.  This is a wonderful opportunity to get in the holiday spirit, while getting the shopping completed ... Read More »

Illuminate Annapolis

If you’ve ever wondered about trying reiki, acupuncture, massage, healing crystals, intuitive readings, astrology, essential oils or tarot (and more!), the Illuminate Annapolis Mind-Body-Spirit Festival, from 11 a.m to 6 p.m on October 22 is a great place to start. The event will be held at the Student Union at Anne Arundel Community College. Throughout the day, practitioners will conduct mini-sessions ... Read More »

Open Saturday Volunteer Day at Arcadia Farm

Come get your hands dirty, learn about sustainable agriculture and help grow vegetables for neighbors who have a hard time getting access to affordable nutritious food. All are invited to join Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture for their Open Saturday Volunteer Day, starting at 9 a.m. on November 11. Volunteers have the chance to weed, hoe, plant, sometimes ... Read More »

Seeking Change in Montgomery County

An Interview with Free-Range Mom Danielle Meitiv Next June, scientist and free-range mom Danielle Meitiv will be on the Democratic primary ballot for Montgomery County Council at-large. Recently, Natural Awakenings Outreach Director, Sam Hudgins, had the opportunity to chat with Meitiv on why she chose to run for local office and what she’d like to accomplish. What made you decided ... Read More »

Holistic Energy Expo comes to Ashburn

For anyone interested in a learning more about holistic approaches to healing and exploring new ways to expand self-growth and self-awareness, you are invited to the Holistic Energy Expo, to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 5. The event will be held at the Ashburn Farm Clubhouse. The Holistic Energy Expo, a free event, is designed ... Read More »

Resources, Resilience and Recovery at the Pathways to Wellness Conference

Everyone is invited to the 16th Annual Pathways to Wellness Conference, to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on October 20, at the Fairfax County Government Center. The keynote speaker will be Jennifer Marshall, co-founder of the locally based nonprofit, ThisIsMyBrave.org. Marshall will lead the way by teaching participants how to “find their brave” and “tell their story.” A resource-rich vendor ... Read More »

Achieving Optimal Health Conference at Georgetown

Join BB&R Wellness Consulting and its partner, GU Wellness, for a one-day conference on October 14, at Georgetown University Main Campus, in the Edward B. Bunn Auditorium at the Intercultural Center. The doors open at 8 a.m. and the event runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Achieving Optimal Health is a chance to become energized, educated and inspired—to take charge of your physical, mental ... Read More »

Illuminate Festivals Coming in Solomons and Frederick

The Illuminate Festivals announce their upcoming mind-body-spirit events: Illuminate Solomons will be held on October 15 and Illuminate Frederick will be held on October 22. Both events will run 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Each is a wonder-filled day of natural health and spiritual rebalancing to include acupuncture, massage, reiki, reflexology, energy work, essential oils and more, in mini-sessions that can ... Read More »