Inspiration

Meet Amma, Humanitarian and Spiritual Teacher

For over 35 years, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi, or “Amma” as she is affectionately known, has been traveling the world, offering her profound message of love and selfless service to others.  Spiritual leader, humanitarian and visionary, Amma’s arms are open to everyone. Most come to meet Amma to experience her embrace, her unique way of spreading comfort to the world. Or, ... Read More »

Dawson’s Market Hosts Mosaics & Music Event

All are invited to the unveiling of a five-foot long mosaic of peace and an afternoon of award-wining entertainment to raise funds for the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation’s Peace Day. The event will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. on June 2. The event will be hosted by Dawson’s Market, in Rockville Town Square. The celebration honors Mattie J.T. ... Read More »

Her Soul in Bloom

Self-Care for All Stages of Life by Marlaina Donato To be female is to be blessed with an innate gift for multitasking, but in our fast-paced, jam-packed world, daily life for most women is a juggling act that can come with a steep price tag if self-care isn’t on the to-do list. Depression, anxiety and feeling overwhelmed are all too ... Read More »

The Mother Our Souls Need

Connecting With the Energy That Made Us by Christiane Northrup This Mother’s Day, I want to tell you about a different way to think about your mother and about yourself—a way that is deeply true and liberating, no matter what is going on with your mother. On a soul level, we’re old friends with our mothers. And they signed up ... Read More »

Native Intelligence

Planting an Eco-Friendly Yard by Avery Mack Maintaining a grassy yard or ornamental shrubs can be time consuming and less than eco-friendly. That’s why conservation-minded gardeners are turning to lush, native landscaping as an aesthetically pleasing alternative to spartan, water-free xeriscaping. Native plants not only save water, they enhance local ecosystems by providing food and shelter for birds, bees, butterflies ... Read More »

Sacred Space

Bringing Bliss to Every Room by Maya Whitman Sacred space is most often associated with places of worship, but it can be any place that connects us to meaning or joy. In the blur of daily living, nooks of inspiration and beauty provide spiritual sustenance, remind us of our dreams or celebrate lovely memories. Having “bliss corners” in the home ... Read More »

Loving Nature

Outdoor Adventures for Kids by Ronica A. O’Hara Getting kids off the couch and into the great outdoors can be a challenge when they tend to be better acquainted with the popular Angry Birds video game characters than with the real warbling ones. Unfortunately, studies show that digital devices, parental work overload and media-stoked fears of the outside world are ... Read More »

Philippe Cousteau on the Power of Wonder and Legacy

by Randy Kambic Philippe Cousteau Jr., the 39-year-old grandson of legendary undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau, is continuing a rich family legacy of sharing the wonders of the natural world with a global audience. A diver, conservationist and environmental activist, the younger Cousteau has also become an inspirational speaker, writer, social entrepreneur and producer of myriad television and film projects. Now ... Read More »

Ken Page on Making Love Last

by Emily Courtney Ken Page is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist and author of Deeper Dating: How to Drop the Games of Seduction and Discover the Power of Intimacy. A relationship, intimacy and dating expert, he has led hundreds of workshops on intimacy and spirituality and taught at Columbia University, the Omega Institute and the Garrison Institute. Page also ... Read More »

What are you Reading?

According to a recent press release from the D.C. Public Library, more than 4 million items were borrowed, streamed or downloaded in 2018. These are this year’s most popular items that were checked out in print form. The top fiction books last year include: Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng; Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward; An American Marriage by ... Read More »