Natural Recovery from Depression

Dr. Piamas Puatrakul  Depression can occur when you lose sight of your passion and purpose in life.  Love yourself enough to take the actions required for your happiness. Emotional and physical healing begins with self-love and compassion. Practice mindfulness to observe your thoughts to see if they come from a place of self-criticism or self-love. Make a conscious effort to practice positive self-talk ... Read More »

Yoga Featured at Emotional Eating Retreat in Virginia

It is believed that more than 30 million people in the U.S. of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder, including binge and emotional overeating, while it is estimated that about 43 percent of people eat to alter their mood. While yoga research is in its infancy, studies are emerging that indicate that yoga can be an integral ... Read More »

Mother’s Nature Store

By Sam Hudgins Certified aromatherapist and herbalist, Laina Poulakos found the inspiration for her online store and consulting business, Mother’s Nature Store, through her children. Her journey into aromatherapy and herbal healing began when her son, Ben, was born premature with a chromosomal deletion causing him to be prescribed several medications. By age 2, Ben was on 12 different medications, ... Read More »

Healing Gateway

by Sam Hudgins Sherry Dmytrewycz has always had an interest in the metaphysical. In fact, her journey to becoming an energy healer began by operating a camera for a local metaphysical television show. While on set, several of the show’s guests asked if she was a healer. When Dmytrewycz would reply “no,” the response always seemed to be, “Well you should ... Read More »

Rethinking Recovery

Holistic Ways to Heal Addictions by Lisa Marshall Through 15 years of alcohol and prescription drug addiction, one prominent Virginia business owner tried it all to get clean: three inpatient rehab centers; talk therapy; Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), spending roughly $200,000 in the process. “I would follow through for about a year, and then start to feel ... Read More »

Natural Remedies for Mind Body Spirit

By Teresa Boardwine It is my belief that there is a physiological and emotional aspect to each symptom, imbalance and disease.  Our nervous system is taxed with the busy “things to-do” list, sleep deficiency, stress of jobs and relationships or lack thereof.  How can herbal medicine, nutrition and supplements help?  Plants and nature can aid the body, mind and spirit to ... Read More »

Healing Through Self-Love

By Dr. Piamas Puatrakul We all have the power to heal from within through self-love.  The most important relationship that we have is the one with ourselves.  Throughout our busy lives, we tend to neglect ourselves and forget how important it is to take care of ourselves.  Nourishing ourselves physically and emotionally is one way that we can practice self-love. ... Read More »

Art of Wellness Health and Healing Fair in May

Unity of Fairfax will be offering the Art of Wellness, their second annual health and healing fair, and all are invited. The event will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. on May 2 on the Unity of Fairfax campus. Participants will have opportunities to speak with health professionals, spiritually-based healers, sample different healing modalities and hear from experts on ... Read More »

When Your Pet Passes

A Guide to Mourning, Remembering and Healing  by Julianne Hale A pet’s love is extraordinary because it is unconditional. It doesn’t have expectations, pass judgment or try to leverage guilt. It is rich in loyalty, trust and adoration. Domestic pets provide warmth, companionship and love, as well as purpose, fun and conversational gambits for family members. For lonely hearts, they ... Read More »

Emerging Understandings & Solutions for Addiction

Finding Spirituality Through Treatment By Dr. Chas Gant, M.D., Ph.D. In a previous article on addiction which appeared in the January edition of Natural Awakenings, a comprehensive outline of an integrative addictions recovery plan was presented. Detoxifying the brain from heavy metals, balancing neurotransmitters, eliminating food allergies, eating organic food and drinking clean water and getting off all psychotropic drugs ... Read More »