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Fourth Annual Achieving Optimal Health Conference at Georgetown University

Live-Love-Breathe—is the motto for an upcoming conference, Achieving Optimal Health, to be held on October 24 at Georgetown University. If you are seeking a recipe for change and are ready to create a masterpiece: a life you love—you are encouraged to attend. At the Achieving Optimal Health Conference, health experts from around the country share their thoughts on how to ... Read More »

Yoga Featured at Emotional Eating Retreat in Virginia

It is believed that more than 30 million people in the U.S. of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder, including binge and emotional overeating, while it is estimated that about 43 percent of people eat to alter their mood. While yoga research is in its infancy, studies are emerging that indicate that yoga can be an integral ... Read More »

New Massage-on-Demand Service Comes to D.C.

Politicians on both sides of the aisle can finally agree that Soothe massage-on-demand service delivers welcome relief to sore, aching muscles and joints. Soothe is a new mobile service and app that allows clients to book a same-day appointment in the privacy of their home, office or hotel room in the greater Washington, D.C. area. The on-demand service offers a choice of Swedish, deep tissue, ... Read More »

Sister Eden Media Presents a Screening of the Movie Revolution

In honor of Pope Francis’ address to Congress and the Moral Action for Climate Justice Rally on the Mall, Sister Eden Media is hosting a screening of Revolution, an award-winning movie that is a call-to-action with an uplifting message. It will be shown in at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring at 7 p.m. on September 20, with a ... Read More »

Fall Classes and Private Instruction for Reducing Stress with Mindfulness

The GW Center for Integrative Medicine is now accepting fall registrations for the eight-week course “Reducing Stress with Mindfulness,” offered on Sundays, starting September 27, and Tuesdays, starting September 29. Eight classes and an all-day retreat form the structure of the GWCIM course. The Sunday session is 1:30-4 p.m. on the GWU campus. The Tuesday session is 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Takoma Park. There will be no classes ... Read More »

The Biggest, Best, Most Delicious DC VegFest Ever

Whether you are vegan, vegetarian or veg-curious, DC VegFest on October 3 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Yards Park is the event to attend. Now in its seventh year, the event promises to be the biggest and best yet more than 15,000 attendees, delicious vegan restaurants and food vendors, a larger Barking Lot sponsored by the Washington Humane Society and inspiring, informative ... Read More »

Meditation on the National Mall

More and more Washingtonians are participating in a daily practice of meditation as a way to promote clear thinking, reduction of stress and generate higher levels of happiness. The greater D.C. area is known throughout the country as having one of the most robust and thriving communities of meditators and meditation teachers. All are invited—longtime meditators and those new to ... Read More »

Drishti Fest In October

Ten world-renowned yoga teachers and more than 40 local and regional instructors will convene from October 8 through 11 for the inaugural Drishti Fest. Drishti Fest is a four-day festival that includes music, film and art, centered around yoga, in Virginia Beach. The founders’ intention is to offer an event in which participants can use yoga and mindfulness to enhance ... Read More »

New Cat Café Opens Downtown

Fancy a cappuccino with a side of catnip? Crumbs & Whiskers, Washington, D.C. first cat cafe, opened its doors on June 20. Owner Kanchan Singh hopes her new business will help frazzled residents unwind, as well as improve the cats’ chances at adoption. The American Veterinary Medical Association’s most recent survey reports that D.C. has the lowest pet ownership numbers ... Read More »

Registration For Chesapeake Herb Gathering

Join Centro Ashé for the Chesapeake Herb Gathering, an annual event for the herbal and plant community on September 26 and 27. The two-day event will be held in Nanjemoy, Maryland. Enjoy a day of workshops, local vendors, youth activities and networking with local medicine makers, teachers, clinical herbalists, healers, botanists, farmers, birthkeepers, plant people, artists, homesteaders and more. This ... Read More »