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Free Seated Massage in Bethesda Throughout September

All are welcome to 10 minutes of bliss, with free seated massages being offered at Caroline Freeland Park in Bethesda. From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on three separate Thursdays, September 1, 8 and 15, licensed massage therapists from the Potomac Massage Therapy Institute will be offering the treatment to all who come down to the park. This is the ... Read More »

Your Invitation to the Healthy Living Expo in Fairfax

In these health-conscious times, most people have at least one item that pertains to their health that they need help or encouragement with. Likewise, most people find it challenging to fit into their busy schedules the time to do research to figure out who is the best medical practitioner to consult, call to set an appointment (which, for some practices, ... Read More »

When Thyroid Hormones Fail Us – A Free Talk

Even though many women are taking thyroid hormones and their lab tests state that they are “normal”, up to 90 percent continue to suffer from many of the symptoms. Dr. Serena Satcher, M.D., is offering a free wellness talk to help break out of this cycle by discussing the root causes of hypothyroidism and natural ways to overcome it. The ... 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 »

Head on over (Fido too) to Woofstock

The most-anticipated dog-friendly party will be taking place from 3 to 7 pm on August 6 in the DC Pavilion (Gallaudet Pavilion) and all are invited. Barkly, The Big Bad Woof, and DC Pavilion are proud to announce the second annual Woofstock, a festival celebrating the dogs and dog-lovers of the D.C. metro area. The event will feature a line-up ... Read More »

Whole Pet Central to Open Fourth Store

Whole Pet Central, a local leader for healthy and natural pet supplies and food, has added another store to their growing list of regional outlets. Their new location is in Columbia, which brings the number of stores to four in the greater D.C. area. The new store is in the Snowden Center at 6925 Oakland Mills Road. According to co-owner, ... Read More »

A Weekend Event Focused on Building Health and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Far more than a conference, Building Bridges of Integration for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a unique healing experience in a learning environment. Its electric energy field draws participants back year after year to build community, share experiences and transform as practitioners. The event will take place from October 13 to 16 at the Hyatt Regency in Reston and is sponsored by ... Read More »

Creating Community and Emerging Voices at the Lovelight Festival

by Robin Fillmore Every participant at the Lovelight Yoga and Arts Festival, in Darlington, Maryland, will be helping to create the experience for all, during this August 26 to 28 event. They will also be shaping a new community that is built on wisdom, sharing, art, profoundly touching music, as well as yoga. The idea for festival came from Michael ... Read More »

Urban Farming in the District

A Spotlight on Good Sense Farm by Robin Fillmore Since 2013, Good Sense Farm and Apiary has been on a dual mission: to provide locally produced delicacies, like gourmet mushrooms and fresh honey and hive products, providing culturally appropriate points of access to food and all its wonders and work from a strongly held belief in the inherent wisdom of ... Read More »

Diabetes Cooking and Nutrition Course

The nonprofit Barnard Medical Center is offering Food for Life, a cooking and nutrition course to help people with type 2 diabetes, or pre-diabetes, put the latest medical research into immediate practice. Each class offers a cooking demonstration, and provides samples of delicious, diabetes-fighting dishes, along with a take-home packet of easy-to-prepare and affordable recipes. The course will be offered ... Read More »