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Nutrition and Health Workshop Series with Personal Consultation

Understanding healthy eating has become more and more confusing for anyone interested in improving their health. Join Julie Wendt, M.S. Integrative Health and Nutrition, for a four-part series that will clarify which foods support healthy weight and how to integrate them into your lifestyle. Wendt will also discuss lifestyle habits that support health and improve quality of life. The series ... Read More »

Oneness-Family School Offers Parent Tours, Montessori and Mindfulness for Children

Area parents are invited to Oneness-Family School on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. to learn about the school’s time-tested Montessori and mindfulness curricula that sustain each child’s optimal development from age two through middle school. This local international school uses the term “peace academy” to describe how its emphasis on individual learning, both academic and social, respects each child’s uniqueness and ... Read More »

Grow Your Health: A Gardening, Local Food & Wellness Festival

by Pam Snyder An all-day festival on backyard gardening? Well, yes, but not exactly. The third annual Grow Your Health Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 at Woodson High School, just east of Fairfax City. They will be offering 12 hours of classes on gardening and nutrition, showing the new award-winning film ... Read More »

Two-Hour Asana Practice and Intention Setting Workshop

New Year’s Eve is a beautiful opportunity to sit and reflect on the year that has passed, the lessons that were learned and also to set clear goals and intentions for what will manifest in the New Year. Join Nya Alemayhu for a 2-hour practice and intention setting workshop on December 31 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Buddha B Yoga Center in Washington, ... Read More »

Mind-Body Week Returns

The Mindfulness Center will once again host Mind-Body Week, D.C.  This year’s theme is “Treating Pain with Mind-Body Therapies: Self-Care Modalities of Meditation, Yoga and Tai-Chi/Qigong”. Mind-Body Week, D.C. will be held April 17 to 19 at the Silver Spring Civic Center and at The Mindfulness Center in Bethesda. On Friday, presentations will feature prominent researchers, including Dr. Sara Lazar ... Read More »

Campaign to end Pesticides in MoCo

Safe Grow Montgomery is pleased that lawmakers have listened to residents, businesses and organizations across Montgomery County concerning unwanted exposure to harmful lawn pesticides. The bill proposes to restrict the use of certain harmful synthetic lawn pesticides, including herbicides, insecticides and others used for non-essential aesthetic purposes on manicured grasses. It will still allow pesticide use for agriculture, invasive species, ... Read More »

Maryland University of Integrative Health Launches First Doctoral Degrees

by Gail Doerr Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) is pleased to announce that it will now offer doctoral degrees. Three new doctoral programs have been approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission and permission to offer them has been granted by MUIH’s regional accreditor, Middle States Commission on Higher Education. “Approval to offer terminal degrees in our unique disciplines ... Read More »

Letter from the Publisher

Happy New Year- Sometimes the source of my inspiration for the magazine, with my family and friends, for my nonprofit comes from a glimpse or snatch of sight, sound or smell. As I was wrapping up the January issue in the midst of holiday preparations and parties, I came upon on a song that has quickly become my new year’s ... Read More »

New Year’s Resolutions

by Julie Reisler If the thought of New Year’s resolutions gives you heartburn, then know you are not alone. This might just be a cue to reframe how you view resolutions, specifically for the New Year. It’s easy to put a lot of weight into your hopes and dreams and feel the anticipation and fear that you might go another ... Read More »

Handmade Natural Spa Product Holiday Gift Ideas

by Mary Kearns, Ph.D. If you enjoy giving one-of-a-kind gifts to friends and family, handmade spa products are a fun and practical choice. With just a couple of hours of your time, you can make a set of luscious handcrafted items using ingredients readily available at your local natural food store. Following are some simple spa recipes. Each includes the ... Read More »