National Spotlight on Local Green Blogger

Lori Hill, also known as the driving force behind the Sister Eden (, made her mark nationally after the Green Festival last month.  Following her talk at the festival, titled How to Inspire People to Go Green Without Being an Intellectual Schmuck, Forbes magazine featured Hill’s work with her husband, John Robinette and one of the signature videos of Sister ... Read More »

Spotlight on Indigo Integrative Health Clinic

What do you get when you cross a mother-daughter team of naturopathic practitioners with a clinic equipped to provide natural family medicine to men, women and children—Indigo Integrative Health Clinic. Located in northwest Washington, Indigo Integrative Health Clinic is a concierge medical practice that offers naturopathic care for treatment of a variety of health problems, including fatigue, weight management, psychiatric, ... Read More »

A Therapeutic Experience: Potomac Massage Training Institute

Why would one choose to become a massage therapist? To promote health? To inspire well-being? For a rewarding work environment? How about to make someone feel better, which makes you feel better? Executive Director of Potomac Massage Training Institute (PMTI), Tam Gelman, LMT, NCTMB says massage practitioners benefit in all of these ways and more. “There is nothing more rewarding ... Read More »

Values and Community at Maryland University of Integrative Health

When Cheryl Walker first entered the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) in 1998, as a student in a community education program, she had no idea that one day, she would be setting a new standard for university education as the nation’s first Chief Values Officer. Nor did she realize she would be creating a transformational educational experience for the ... Read More »

Restorative Health-Comprehensive and Balanced Healthcare

Whether conventional or holistic, one of the challenges of staying healthy is balancing the advice of different health care professionals. Restorative Health, in Tenleytown, solves much of that problem with staff trained in Eastern and Western medicine, working as a team to devise a comprehensive health plan for each patient. Think of them as a one-stop-shop healthcare provider. Founding member, ... Read More »

Treating the Individual Rather Than the Disease

After a long career as a board certified physician in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. John Pan, had a different idea of how to treat his patients. Conventional medical practice begins by looking at a patient’s symptoms. Drawing on the rich and sacred traditions of the world’s best healing practices, Pan decided to turn that notion on its head. The starting ... Read More »

Complete Care for Companion Animals

Taking care of a companion animal can be a challenge. The Big Bad Woof, a local retail pet supply store, serves as a community resource to the guardians of socially conscious pets. It offers  access to organic, holistic and premium raw diets and a wide range of alternatives including holistic supplements. Co-owners, Pennye Jones-Napier and Julie Paez opened the store ... Read More »

Finding Balance for Total Wellness at The Yoga Fusion Studio

The Yoga Fusion Studio has a deep tradition of providing sanctuary and wellness to Bethesda Chevy Chase, offering yoga and pilates classes, as well as unique services and workshops. Celebrating its 3rd anniversary this month, the studio was founded by Laura Urgelles, former principal dancer with the Washington Ballet and 3-time Kona Triathlon finisher, Bill Beyer. During the time she ... Read More »

Oneness Family School

A large circle of 6-to-9-year-olds sits and contemplates a jar brimming with multicolored glass hearts. “How do we want to celebrate our transcendence?” asks their teacher, and a forest of hands fills the air. The Rainbow Heart Jewel Ceremony at Oneness-Family School (OFS) is underway, a practice that honors each child’s progress and affirms their benefit to the community. Each ... Read More »