Health

Medical Cannabis in the District

In 2010, the District of Columbia (DC) became one of 18 states to legalize the use of marijuana (cannabis). Although Amendment Act B18-622 was passed with a 13—0 vote, qualified DC residents were unable to obtain medical marijuana until April 2013, when Capital City Care became the first licensed DC medical cannabis distribution center. It is now anticipated that several ... Read More »

Join us for BuddhaFest!

The 4th Annual BuddhaFest will take place June 20 – 23 at Artisphere in the Rosslyn section of Arlington, VA. The festival presents a lively mix of films, discussions, meditation and music. The festival, sponsored by Tricycle.com, the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, The Center for Consciousness and Transformation at George Mason University, and Natural Awakenings, is a Buddhist inspired ... Read More »

Welcome June!

Welcome June, the start of glorious summer. I love the shift from spring to summer with joyful memories of the last days of the school year and the promise of a season free to explore and travel, be silly with my girlfriends, and read lots of books. As an adult, it continues to be a month that inspires great happiness ... Read More »

Oneness Family School

A large circle of 6-to-9-year-olds sits and contemplates a jar brimming with multicolored glass hearts. “How do we want to celebrate our transcendence?” asks their teacher, and a forest of hands fills the air. The Rainbow Heart Jewel Ceremony at Oneness-Family School (OFS) is underway, a practice that honors each child’s progress and affirms their benefit to the community. Each ... Read More »

Mind-Body Prescriptions

Not a day goes by that meditation, yoga, t’ai chi, or some other mind-body healing modality isn’t spotlighted in the media. Recently, Time magazine published a lead story about meditation. According to statistics from the National Institutes of Health, deep breathing and meditation were the second and third most commonly used complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities in 2007, far ... Read More »

Online Services Make Healthy Eating Easier

  Good choices often seem to necessitate trade-offs: Making it to your daughter’s game means skipping the Saturday farmers’ market; fitting in a workout means picking up takeout on the way home. A few new online services for buying food in the D.C. Metro area are reducing the costs—in time, money and worry—of making wholesome food choices, helping to conserve ... Read More »

Passion that Profits the Planet

  “Baby steps first. Then you can walk, and then you can run!” Eileen Fisher, fluttering her hands excitedly, advises a fledgling entrepreneur during a recent retreat in California. The founder of the eponymous clothing brand, Fisher started out in 1984 with $350 and a desire for simple, timeless women’s clothing. Drawing inspiration from history, she was intrigued by the ... Read More »