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Letter From the Publisher

Dear Readers, As I write this letter, the weather has finally started to feel like fall. We’re in that in-between season, enjoying the days before the holiday season starts in earnest. It’s the perfect time to reflect and express quiet gratitude for all of the gifts and experiences we’ve been given this year. Good or not so pleasant, each moment ... Read More »

Kristi Nelson on Why Gratefulness Brings Happiness

by April Thompson Kristi Nelson has dedicated her career to leading, funding and strengthening organizations committed to progressive social and spiritual change. Today, at the helm of Network for Grateful Living, she is helping awaken thousands of people around the world to the life-changing practice of gratefulness. Co-founded by Benedictine monk, teacher and author David Steindl-Rast, the network offers educational ... Read More »

Ease Repetitive Strain Injuries

Targeted Exercises Lower Risk of Injury by Marlaina Donato Weekend athletes, office workers and hobbyists greatly benefit from a balanced array of regular exercises as a preventive measure against injury. In our technological age, repetitive strain injury (RSI) is all too common, and anyone using a computer daily can be at risk. Sedentary lifestyles help set the stage for injury. ... Read More »

An Integrative Approach to Menopause

by Kathleen Byrne, M.D., CHI Health Care         Menopause is a transition that every woman will experience in her lifetime. The average age of menopause, defined as not having a period for 12 months, is 51. The perimenopause period leading up to that can start in the forties. Common symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, weight gain and vaginal ... Read More »

Abundant Living

10 Practices Open Doors by Dennis Merritt Jones Practices designed to enrich life with purpose and meaning yield empowering results for anyone that takes them to heart. Whether striving for a new job, higher salary, stronger relationships or spiritual acceleration, these “rules of the road” offer inspired guidance to free thinking and enlarge possibilities beyond anything we’ve imagined. Be one ... Read More »

Eco-Packaging Progress Report

Innovative Uses of Pulp, Paper and Mushrooms by Avery Mack Manufacturers need to protect their products from damage and theft, and also want them to stand out on retail shelves. A common result has been hard-to-open containers relying on excessive cardboard and plastic. Today, more manufacturers are responding to consumer requests for less packaging, making it easier on both people ... Read More »

New Health Benefits from IV Therapies

by Cathlene Heideman While it seems that there are significant medical breakthroughs emerging at a quick pace recently, one such innovation actually updates a procedure that has been around for decades. Many people remember the days when intravenous (IV) therapies were used during surgery or to dispense medications. Now, IV’s are tailored to the individual needs of the patient—providing fluids ... Read More »

Post-Thanksgiving Workshop at Rise Well-being Center

Rise Well-being Center in Reston is a new concept for community around truly holistic lifestyles. They are offering a special workshop that includes playful movement with powerful healing components from 2 to 4 p.m. on November 24—for those that stay in town for the Thanksgiving holiday. The workshop, titled Meet Yourself with Gratitude, will be led by Karen King, a ... Read More »

DC EcoWomen have Big Plans for 2019

DC EcoWomen gathers women who are passionate about environmental issues, have knowledge to share and a desire to learn from each other. They are a group of women with common interests that provides a forum to help them develop personal relationships that can lead professional synergies. They recently met to plan a full schedule of events and content appealing to ... Read More »

Illuminate Holidays in Nearby Gettysburg

Give the gift of wellness this holiday season.  Enjoy a day in scenic and historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and visit Illuminate the Holidays Gettysburg.  Exhibitors will present a fascinating array of holistic- and wellness-related shopping options. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on December 2, at Sidney Willoughby Run. Festival admission is free to all but they ask that ... Read More »