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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 »

Zero Waste Lifestyle

Ways to Make Far Less Trash by Avery Mack In manufacturing, a zero waste policy means designing products so that all resources are used or reused. It’s a concept Bea Johnson, author of Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste, embraced for her family a decade ago in Mill Valley, California. “My goal ... Read More »

Meditative Melodies

How Sound Deepens Meditation by Dudley Evenson When life is stressful, we know we need to relax. The question is how. Many wonderful ways involve combining music with a meditation practice. Although we can’t always control our surroundings, we can learn to control how we react to and internalize what happens around us. On the value of meditation and mindfulness, ... Read More »

Build a Bento Box Lunch for Kids

Pack Five Foods for Fun, Flavor and Health by Judith Fertig Old-style rectangular metal lunchboxes are passé. New, convenient compartmentalized containers inspired by the Japanese bento box and Indian tiffin allow parents to pack up to five different, colorful and healthy items for a child’s lunch with less plastic wrapping to separate foods. It dovetails exactly with what nutrition professionals ... Read More »

Yoga Meets Life’s Essential Questions

Tapping into Our True Nature by Michael A. Singer In 1972, I experienced a profound spiritual awakening and went into seclusion to focus on my inner growth. This awakening helped me see that I’m not my mind—I am the observer of my mind. I watched this chattering mind creating an obstacle to self-realization and true happiness. I also came to ... Read More »