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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 »

Spotlight on Four Corners Center for Counseling and Well-Being

Offering Mind-Body-Spirit-Relationship Support by Robin Fillmore Four Corners Center for Counseling and Well-Being has found an important but underserved niche among wellness centers in the greater D.C. area. Founded by Hetty Irmer in 2008, with a stated mission to provide support for mind-body-spirit-relationships at the four corners of life, her team helps Silver Spring and NW D.C. residents (and beyond) ... Read More »

Healthy Living Day with Natural Awakenings and Dawson’s Market

Natural Awakenings DC and Dawson’s Market, in Rockville, are teaming up again, to bring the opportunity to engage, learn and get healthy at our Healthy Living Day. The event will be held at Dawson’s Market, located in Rockville Town Square, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 4. The event is free and open to all. Our goal for ... Read More »

Drs. Negrón and Greger at Barnard Medical Center for Speaker Series

Barnard Medical Center invites all to join their 2016 Summer Speaker Series where attendees will meet and mingle with acclaimed national experts in plant-based nutrition. Delicious plant-based light fare and beverages will be served. The events take place in the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine office in NW D.C. From 6:30 to 8 p.m. on June 8, Dr. Ana Negrón will speak ... Read More »

Happy, Joyous and Freewheeling:

Empowering Underserved Communities Through Safe Cycling The personal and environmental benefits of riding a bike are numerous, and many people take the ability to ride for granted. Bike enthusiast David Nam, however, does not. “You remember the first time you got a bike or the first time you learned to ride a bike. There is nothing else like it.” That ... Read More »

Exciting Park Development in Ward Eight

The 11th Street Bridge Park, a project of Ward 8-based nonprofit Building Bridges Across the River at THEARC will be Washington, D.C.’s first elevated public park located on the piers of the old 11th Street Bridge, spanning the Anacostia River: a new venue for healthy recreation; environmental education; and the arts. Bringing transformative new investment to a neighborhood can be ... Read More »

Celebrating Yoga, Community and Wholeness

Come to Reston Town Center for the eighth annual Love Your Body Yoga Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 12. The day will be filled with activities for the whole family, including live music, complimentary massages, energy healing demonstrations, healthy food and drink samples. The event is hosted by Beloved Yoga and brings together yoga studios and ... Read More »

New Scholarships at Rolf Institute of Structural Integration

The Rolf Institute of Structural Integration, in Boulder, Colorado, is offering two new tuition scholarships, along with Veterans Administration and Title IV financial aid for students interested in becoming a Certified Rolfer. The assistance can help those looking toward becoming practitioners skilled in manipulating fascia—the connective tissue that surrounds all body organs—to improve the body’s structure, providing easier breathing and ... Read More »

Polarity Therapy: Where Miracles Happen

by Janice Johnson Dr. Randolph Stone founded the holistic health care system of Polarity Therapy from many principles of the healing arts. He studied Ayurveda, acupuncture, yoga, meditation, homeopathy and healing spa therapies throughout the Far East, Asia and Europe. Polarity Therapy is a blending of Eastern and Western approaches in a profoundly integrated system combining chiropractic, osteopathy, naprapathy, naturopathy, ... Read More »

Holistic Moms Network Now In Montgomery County

The Holistic Moms Network has recently launched a new chapter in Montgomery County, meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Agricultural History Farm Park in Derwood. At each meeting they offer conversation and speakers on a variety of holistic lifestyle topics. The network is part of a rapidly growing national nonprofit organization, ... Read More »