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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 »

Resources, Resilience and Recovery at the Pathways to Wellness Conference

Everyone is invited to the 16th Annual Pathways to Wellness Conference, to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on October 20, at the Fairfax County Government Center. The keynote speaker will be Jennifer Marshall, co-founder of the locally based nonprofit, ThisIsMyBrave.org. Marshall will lead the way by teaching participants how to “find their brave” and “tell their story.” A resource-rich vendor ... Read More »

Achieving Optimal Health Conference at Georgetown

Join BB&R Wellness Consulting and its partner, GU Wellness, for a one-day conference on October 14, at Georgetown University Main Campus, in the Edward B. Bunn Auditorium at the Intercultural Center. The doors open at 8 a.m. and the event runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Achieving Optimal Health is a chance to become energized, educated and inspired—to take charge of your physical, mental ... Read More »

Labyrinth Journeys to be Broadcast on Local PBS Stations

Labyrinth Journeys, a half-hour documentary produced by local filmmaker Cintia Cabib, will be broadcast on Maryland Public Television at 10:30 a.m. on October 1 and on WHUT at 9 p.m. on October 18. Labyrinth Journeys presents the stories of adults, teenagers and children who use seven Washington, D.C. area labyrinths as tools for healing, rehabilitation, meditation, stress reduction, spiritual awareness ... Read More »

Illuminate Festivals Coming in Solomons and Frederick

The Illuminate Festivals announce their upcoming mind-body-spirit events: Illuminate Solomons will be held on October 15 and Illuminate Frederick will be held on October 22. Both events will run 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Each is a wonder-filled day of natural health and spiritual rebalancing to include acupuncture, massage, reiki, reflexology, energy work, essential oils and more, in mini-sessions that can ... Read More »