THIS MONTH

Healing the Feminine Soul

by Angela Blueskies The womb is not a place to store fear and pain. The womb is to create and give birth to life. In shamanic cultures, soul loss is a condition that occurs when a person has a traumatic experience, leaving one feeling disconnected, fragmented and lost. Though ultimately seeking a part of oneself that is missing, those who ... Read More »

Treating Osteoporosis Holistically

A Spotlight on Susan Brady of Nurtured Bones Osteoporosis is a progressive bone disease affecting 54 million Americans. It is characterized by deterioration of bone tissue leading to loss of bone mass and bone strength. Bones become weak and fragile, leaving them at an increased risk for fractures. In fact, the disease causes an estimated 2 million broken bones every ... Read More »

The DC Doula

Malika Hook Muhammad has been a doula for nine years, and has been serving women and families in the greater Washington, D.C. area since 2011. She first learned about the work of doulas after sitting with a friend who was in labor, while Muhammad was in graduate school. When t labor finished, she said “you should be a doula.” This ... Read More »

Dr. Melissa Windsor of Windsor Wellness

Chiropractic and Nutritional Support for Patients of All Ages Even before she began her journey to become a medical professional, Dr. Melissa Windsor knew two things: that she wanted to help others find healing and that the body had the ability to heal itself, most often without the need for intervention. Today, she offers individual and family chiropractic and nutritional ... Read More »

The Internal and External Wonders of Aloe Vera

by Laina Poulakos  We all know the soothing relief that aloe vera brings to the skin for minor burns and cuts but there are so many more benefits to this succulent plant. The leaves produce a soothing thick gel that is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral. The moisturizing gel, applied externally, provides relief to such skin conditions as eczema, acne, sunburns, ... Read More »

Essential Oils: Moment by Moment Stress Support

by Rachel Raba Everything about Washington, D.C. is fast-paced and highly-charged, constantly assaulting residents’ emotions. Not surprisingly, the metro area tops Movoto’s list of stressed-out cities. Humans function as a whole, with mind, body and spirit inseparably connected, each requiring balance and nourishment for total wellness. The body’s cells are wired to self-heal. Stress interferes with this self-healing process. Anyone who ... Read More »

Overcoming a Child’s Fear of the Dentist

by Terry Victor, DDS, the DC Dentist One of the most frequent issues patients have with dentistry is fear of the dentist. It could be fear of the dental situation, including fear of the dental “drill”, “needle” or of the unknown. Another big fear is of being in pain. Each of these fears show a level of discomfort and anxiety. ... Read More »

Good Sweat

by Rachel Feidelman Sweating has it some obvious benefits: it cools down the body when exerting energy or overheating, it cleanses the body of toxins, and above all, it feels good. Whether you go for a run, hit the gym, attend yoga classes or simply relax in a sauna, each of these activities produces sweat, and in turn, the participant ... Read More »

Taggart Siegel Seeks to Seed an Agricultural Revolution

by April Thompson For more than 30 years, Taggart Siegel has produced award-winning films on little-known aspects of the natural and cultural world. His diverse documentaries range from the story of a Hmong shaman immigrant adjusting to American life to a Midwest organic farmer that salvaged his family’s farm. Siegel’s latest film, Seed: The Untold Story, follows global seed keepers ... Read More »

Truth and Illusion

A Spotlight on the New Book by Rev. Carol Richardson Rev. Carol E. Richardson, M.Div., MPH, is a life coach, stress reduction specialist and healer, working throughout the greater Washington, D.C. area. She is also a spiritual scientist who has experienced mystical visions through her 20 years of practicing Raja Yoga meditation. Working with people intuitively, soul-to-soul and through energy ... Read More »