Spotlight

Rose Wellness Provides a Fully Integrative Approach to Wellness and Healing

Sushma Hirani, M.D., a family medicine practitioner, has been practicing integrative medicine using the best of conventional and alternative medicine techniques for the past 11 years. When a patient has what Hirani refers to as their “Aha! moment”—the moment they finally start to understand why their body is behaving the way it is—the healing process begins automatically because they not ... Read More »

Steps to Create a Healthy Environment

A Conversation with Dr. Mark McClure of National Integrated Health Associates Natural Awakenings, Washington, D.C. editor, Robin Fillmore, had the opportunity to learn from Dr. Mark McClure why and how we all need to be aware of creating a toxin-free home to live a long and healthy life. Below is a part of that interaction. Why is it important for ... Read More »

Bringing Brain Science and Comprehensive Healing to Bethesda

A Spotlight on The Mindfulness Center by Robin Fillmore The Mindfulness Center (TMC) in Bethesda, Maryland may look like any other small, community yoga studio but as a family-run, nonprofit institution, led by neuroscientist Dr. Deborah Norris, they are bringing life-changing mindfulness-based health services to the D.C. area and nationwide. Founded in 2009, by Deborah Norris Ph.D. and her daughters, ... Read More »

Serving Community through Integrative Health, Yoga and Mindfulness

Spotlight on LaShone Wilson and One Breath at a Time LaShone Wilson is an integrative health and wellness coach and the executive director of One Breath at a Time, Mindful Living and Wellness Services, based in Washington, D.C. One Breath at a Time is a rapidly growing company with the mission to empower others through health and wellness coaching, mind-body ... Read More »

Improving Home Improvement: A Spotlight on Amicus Green Building Center

There is an undeniable trend in our area and throughout the country, where many individuals are realizing the path to wholeness is achieved beyond a healthy diet and exercise. What goes into the body is just as important as the environment in which a body dwells. Likewise, as many search for sustainable, farm-raised, locally sourced and organic foods, they are ... Read More »

Mini Spotlights

New Approach to Health Care for a New Age What if much—perhaps even most—of what we thought we knew and were taught about health and modern medicine was plain wrong? What would you do and how could you trust your doctor’s orders? That distressing truth surfaced with Newsweek’s January 2011 cover story, “Why Almost Everything You Hear About Medicine is ... Read More »

Making Positive Personal Change with Trainer John Mays

by Samantha Hudgins Middle age can be the best time in a person’s life cycle. As many aspects of life evolve, people in this age group have the opportunity to recreate their lives as they become empty nesters. Some things just get better with time, according to John Mays, certified hypnotherapist, behavior specialist and owner of Fitness Together in Chantilly. ... Read More »

Maid Brigade’s Commitment to Cleaning Your Home the Green Way

by Samantha Hudgins Maid Brigade, in business since 1979, made a commitment to green cleaning in 2007 and has been a Green Clean Certified business ever since. In every aspect of the business, Maid Brigade takes their commitment seriously to create the safest indoor environment for their client’s families, pets and homes. To become Green Clean Certified, a company must ... Read More »

Lissa Rankin on Moving from Fear to Freedom

by April Thompson  Lissa Rankin wears many hats: physician, mystic, author, artist, speaker and blogger. What unites her many pursuits is a passion for helping people optimize their health and understand how science and spirituality converge toward that goal. A former obstetrician and gynecologist, Rankin is the founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute, in San Francisco, which trains doctors in ... Read More »

Building Community and Impacting Lives Through Bikram Yoga

Spotlight on Kendra Blackett-Dibinga and Omékongo Dibinga by Sylvia Moreno Kendra Blackett-Dibinga and Omékongo Dibinga are a rare commodity in the world of hot yoga studio owners. They’re a husband-wife team, they’re African-American and they are passionately devoted to the belief that their three studios in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area are for every body—as in every body type, age, ... Read More »