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Movie Night Returns to Neck, Back & Beyond

Monthly movies have returned to Neck, Back & Beyond, staring in January. Now that they are in their new location in Fairfax, these monthly offerings showcase some of the best health-related documentaries currently available. The next movie, That Sugar Film, will be shown at 7 p.m. on January 25. That Sugar Film started as one man’s journey to discover the ... Read More »

Illuminate Columbia Mind-Body-Spirit Festival in January

If you’ve ever wondered about trying reiki, acupuncture, massage, healing crystals, intuitive readings, astrology, essential oils or tarot (and more), the Illuminate Columbia Mind-Body-Spirit Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 20 is a great place to start. The participating practitioners will conduct mini-sessions on a walk-up basis. Vetted intuitive readers, angel communicators, psychic mediums and astrologers will offer their ... Read More »

Conquer Doggy Breath Without Anesthesia

Maintaining a healthy mouth is essential to your pet’s wellness and is a quality of life issue—for both pet and owner. Pets stay healthier with periodic dental cleaning and even a daily home brushing does not remove everything. Most vets agree that most cats and dogs over the age of three have some degree of periodontal disease. Houndstooth dental hygienists ... Read More »

Nonagenarian Rockville Author Inspires Others

Rockville resident Frances Chavarria wrote an environmental awareness book, Let Us Dream of Turtles, to encourage people to protect the planet, and now is learning that her own personal story of publishing her first book at age 90, is inspiring people to follow their dreams as well. Through this love story of two people from very different cultures, Chavarria takes ... Read More »

Laughter Yoga Continues in Arlington

Recently, it was overheard, “Joy, peace, relaxed, tons of fun, amazing, it moved me out of my comfort zone, gratitude and less physical pain.” These are some of the comments from the people who attended a recent laughter yoga class. People of all ages laugh once a month from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Arlington Central Library auditorium. The ... Read More »

New Year’s Eve Intention Setting and Yoga

The end of the year is always a very sweet time of the year for many. While the holidays can drum up their own levels of stress, sitting back to reflect on what actually took place this year is a deeply humbling and powerful experience. Consider doing something different to launch 2018 with a New Year’s Eve intention setting and ... Read More »

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 »