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Online and/or On-Site Meditation Teacher Training

The Mindfulness Center, based in Bethesda, offers two different options for those who wish to expand their knowledge and understanding of meditation, as a participant and/or a practitioner. The Meditation Teacher Training program, developed by author, professor and noted meditation expert Deborah Norris, Ph.D., is a 160-hour immersion program that informs the participant through both didactic and experiential practices. The ... 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 »

Comfort and Joy this Holiday Season with Essential Oils

The holiday season has a way of rattling us, no matter how determined we are that “this year is going to be different.” Family, finances, loneliness, shopping, depression, colds, flu parties and the overall idea that the month of December must be a Norman Rockwell painting, can bring us to our knees by the first week of January. Young Living ... 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 »

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 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 talk ... Read More »

New Findings on Cancer with Dr. Gant: Free Webinar Series

Charles Gant, M.D., Ph.D., is an author, physician and educator, specializing in functional medicine, genomics and precision medicine to address the root cause of medical disorders. He will be offering two new webinars this month on cancer and the metabolic aspects of treatment. The first webinar, offered from 8 to 9 p.m. on November 1, will address the question of whether ... 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 »

Beyond Maria: Coming Together to Help Rebuild Puerto Rico

Luis Mendez and Waleska Sallaberry, the publishers of Natural Awakenings Puerto Rico (PR) edition for the past 15 years, have a simple request: “Please help us rebuild.” Mendez and Sallabery are remarkable community leaders, having not only launched what is now PR’s No. 1 health and wellness publication, but also having originated and managed the most important annual health and ... 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 »

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 »