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What are Different Uses for Hypnosis?

by Michelle DeStefano              Many people are curious about hypnosis and how it can be used to support their own health journey. A good place to start learning is with the official definition of the practice: Hypnosis uses guided relaxation, intense concentration, and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness that is sometimes called a trance. It is ... Read More »

Explore Culture, Yoga & Community: A New Year’s Journey in Laos and Cambodia

Immerse and cultivate a greater understanding of who you are and your yoga practice while traveling, touring, exploring in the rich culture of Southeast Asia. This journey will be led by local compassionate and adventuresome cultural guides, Mimi and Hawah. The trip will take place from December 28 to January 5. Set amid these ancient and hallowed civilizations, this pilgrimage ... Read More »

Holistic Energy Expo Returns in November

All are invited to the Holistic Energy Expo, a free event, designed to create a warm, supportive and welcoming environment to connect like-minded people. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on November 4, at the Ashburn Farm Clubhouse. Expo co-founders, Annie Larson and Linda Pisani encourage everyone from the casually curious attendee to the experienced practitioner to come enjoy ... Read More »

Local Screening of New Documentary What the Health

Neck, Back and Beyond offers a monthly film screening with films that help others find the path to good health. This month they will be screening the documentary What the Health. The event is taking place from 7 to 10 p.m. on September 27, at their office in Fairfax. From the creators of the movie Cowspiracy, this film is the ... Read More »

Join the People’s Climate March in Washington, D.C.

As part of a global day of action, the D.C. People’s Climate March will be held at 11 a.m. on September on the National Mall. Led by a local team from Rise for Climate, it will be one of thousands of rallies taking place worldwide to demand that local leaders commit to building a fossil-free world and totally renewable energy ... Read More »

Letter From the Publisher

Dear Readers, As we prepare to move from summer into autumn, which is my favorite time of year, our schedules are getting busier. We’re helping the kids settle into a new school year and we’re starting to plan ahead for the holidays in just a couple of months. I think I even saw a “number of days until Christmas” countdown at a ... Read More »

ONE COMMON UNITY Pedals to Prevent Violence During Third Annual Peace Ride

Registration has begun for One Common Unity’s Third Annual PEACE RIDE, which will take place Saturday, September 29 ​from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Washington, D.C. ​The ride will cover 19 scenic miles, starting from the Lincoln Memorial and spreading across the District and Virginia. All are welcome to be a part of this effort to fulfill the mission ... Read More »

Healthy Joints that Last a Lifetime

Joints have many different functions and therefore come in many different sizes and shapes. They are perfectly suited to the job they do. There are hinge joints, ball and socket, gliding and pivot types. All have different functions and all of course—have limits. When joints are overtaxed or injured, the body goes into repair mode by creating an inflammatory response ... Read More »

SCAR THERAPY: Surgical Scars May Trap You

By Dr. Isabel Sharkar, ND Scars may be easily overlooked as if they do not interfere with your health, but there are good reasons why you should pay more attention to them. A scar is an adhesion and may be a direct pain generator, especially when cutaneous and subcutaneous nerves are cut along with the skin and deeper tissues. A scar ... Read More »

Nature’s Pain Killers

by Elizabeth McMillan Joint pain is extremely common, whether it is a result of injuries or simply due to aging. The pain we feel is due to the release of chemical messengers called cytokines in order to fight off bacteria or heal from an injury. This causes an inflammatory state and is part of the body’s natural way to heal ... Read More »