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Become an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor

Ayurveda is enjoying a reawakening in the west and affords much extraordinary knowledge and many opportunities for practice, career development and service to humanity. For the first time, an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor certification course is being offered in Washington, D.C., by Neva Ingalls, director of the Inner Domain Teacher Training Programs ( This 500-hour certification course is designed to help ... Read More »

Representing Your Life: A New Approach to Personal Change

Harrison Snow, director of Team Building Associates, will lead a Family Constellation Workshop at the Bridge Between Worlds Retreat Center in Charlottesville, Virginia, January 25-26, and a weeklong workshop at the same location April 20-25. Snow has been facilitating personal and professional growth workshops and trainings since 1974. He has facilitated workshops and trainings for international organizations in 24 countries ... Read More »

The Sister Circle: A Unique Service for Women

A free-flowing group discussion led by Dr. Theresa Ford is held monthly, so that any woman desiring to connect with other women and share experiences can participate. The Sister Circle meets for 90 minutes on the third Thursday of each month, at Seekers Church in Northwest, Washington, D.C., near the Takoma Metro. The cost to participate in the Sister Circle ... Read More »

Community Forklift Named 2013 Green Business of the Year

The Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce has named Community Forklift as its 2013 Green Business of the Year. Community Forklift is a nonprofit reuse center for home improvement supplies. Homeowners and builders donate modern and vintage building materials, hardware, lumber, tools, architectural salvage and other renovation leftovers. Then, at a large warehouse just outside of Northeast Washington, D.C., the ... Read More »

Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

The Center for Mindful Living in Tenleytown is offering a special three-hour introductory class, led by Bill Mies, for anyone interested in learning more about Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) on Saturday, January 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. MBSR assists people who want to learn to use their own internal resources to respond more skillfully to stress, medical ... Read More »

Come Feast on the JOY Diet rEVOLution

Are you looking to embrace more joy into your daily life and not quite sure how to go about it?  Treat and honor yourself to a great start in 2014 and let the JOY Diet rEVOLution be your gift to yourself. Set aside some time each week to come play, discover and tap into the magic of life, by calling in and ... Read More »

Vitality Cleansing Open House at New Bethesda Location

Caroline Alexander, founder of Vitality Cleansing, is opening a second location in Bethesda and will be holding an open house, from 3 to 6 p.m., on January 12, at her new location at Lux Studios. Alexander is renowned for helping so many in this area find rejuvenation and vitality through colon hydrotherapy. Treatments are offered in a comfortable, beautiful and ... Read More »

The Happiness Project Author to Speak in DC

On January 8 at 7 p.m., meet Gretchen Rubin, New York Times-bestselling author of Happier at Home, for a talk, Q & A and book-signing of her new work. Five years ago, Rubin began her first “happiness project”, setting out to find greater happiness in her life. After first identifying what brought her joy, satisfaction and engagement, as well as ... Read More »

Volunteering Abroad

If you’re wondering what it’s like to volunteer abroad, consider an experience I had in Ecuador. I was assisting scientists studying a remote mountain cloud forest. My foot slipped on the steep, slick ground, and suddenly—thump—I was sliding down the Andes. I grabbed a branch to stop my descent, which wedged tree bark behind my thumbnail (ouch). Despite the throbbing, ... Read More »

Vows: An Enduring Alternative to Resolutions

Are you among the 45 percent of Americans who set New Year’s resolutions? Named for Janus, the Roman god of all beginnings, January naturally inspires us to look inward and take stock. This ritual of promises for life-improvement dates back 4,000 years to ancient Babylon. Yet, these days, only 8 percent of us keep our resolutions. What if, at the ... Read More »