Challenge the World to a Workout: Social Media for the Fitness World

Workout enthusiasts or those who are just thinking about getting in shape don’t have to do it alone.  There’s a new app, the Fitness Games App, available on iPhone, iPad, and Android the last quarter of 2014, which is connecting the world through fitness. With this new app, users can challenge another user in France to a bike race, compete with someone ... Read More »

Learn the Basics of Gluten-Free Living

More people are discovering the benefits of going gluten-free—either because of a medical condition such as celiac disease, food sensitivities, allergies or simply because they feel better when they give up wheat. Neck, Back and Beyond, a local wellness practice in Fairfax is offering a daylong seminar on Gluten-free Living on August 2. This interactive workshop, presented by Babette Lamarre, ... Read More »

Free Paddle Nights on the Anacostia

Discover the beautiful Anacostia by joining the Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) for a free Paddle Night on the Anacostia this summer.  AWS is hosting 25 free Paddle Nights this summer to celebrate its 25th anniversary as an organization. The Anacostia Watershed Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit environmental organization with the mission to protect and restore the Anacostia River and its watershed ... Read More »

Remember To Put Custom Mouth Guards On Your ‘To-Do’ List

It is the time of year when many people are enjoying the summer and engaging in more physical activities. Children are spending time in sports camps and adults are participating in outdoor fun. During these times of increased activity it is important to take extra measures to be safe, including the protection of your oral cavity. Protecting your mouth may ... Read More »

There is a Painless Breast Scan

Did you know there is another procedure of breast screening? More women are choosing a thermography scan, which provides earlier detection of breast disease than possible by self?examination, doctor examination or mammography alone. Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) is a 15-minute painless test of physiology. Thermography is an essential procedure to alerting women and their doctors to changes that can ... Read More »

Leadership Program Fans the Flames of Medical Students’ Fires

Fire transforms. A spark of interest, inflamed with enough energy to ignite, quickly kindles into a burning desire. Yet without fuel, even a robust blaze burns out. Burnout is real and it is rampant. Major multi-institutional studies show that at least half of medical students across the country may be affected by burnout during their medical education. Further empirical research ... Read More »

Science & Spirituality: Awakening the Mind Body Connection with Dr. Joan Borysenko

Join renowned scientist, Hay House author and spiritual teacher, Dr. Joan Borysenko for a program titled, “Embodied Spirituality: Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Science” September 14 in Bethesda. A pioneer in holistic medicine, Borysenko is beloved for her warmth and wisdom that heals and inspires. She will share how the human mind is created through our bodies and our relationships and ... Read More »

Family Constellations: Healing Ancestral Wounds Within Us

There is growing evidence that we carry within us not only physical traits, but also the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of our ancestors. Research shows that unresolved traumas from our family systems may be at the root of some of the most persistent challenges we currently face. Every individual is responsible not only to heal oneself, but in doing ... Read More »

The Curious Case of Ritalin

For millions of parents, 'back to school' means giving children stimulant drugs such as Ritalin for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD). Faced with the choice of poor academic performance without drug treatment versus the risks of side effects, brain injury and addiction  from drugs that work identically to cocaine and speed, parents can find themselves between a “rock and a hard ... Read More »

Yoga for Children with Autism or Sensory Issues

Brian has autism. He is ten years old, but in many ways his six-year old sister, Lydia, is his model for behavior. They come to yoga class together and Brian follows his sister’s lead, hissing and stretching into cobra pose, squatting like a frog and stretching forward toward his toes. His favorite part of yoga is meditating and singing affirmations.  ... Read More »