Inspiration

Erling Kagge on Our Deep Need for Silence

by Randy Kambic Explorer, publisher, art collector and author Erling Kagge inspires us to find silence around and within us as a transformative experience. The lengths he’s gone to make himself an authority in this pursuit include being the first person to complete the Three Poles Challenge on foot—the North and South poles and Mount Everest summit. He has also ... Read More »

Four Steps to Authentic Living

How to Live a Deeply Joyful Life by Jan Desai 1. Connect with the inner voice. Uncovering authenticity comes from within. We learn to discern and heed the inner voice of wisdom through daily silence, a still space that allows messages to resonate. This ever-present guidance system is always spot on. The key is to connect often. Be grateful for ... Read More »

Gary Griggs on the Perils Facing Our Coasts

by Randy Kambic While Gary Griggs has lived near the coast of California most of his life, visits to the coasts of 46 nations helped shape his latest book, Coasts in Crisis: A Global Challenge. The distinguished professor of Earth sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz, writes on how coral reefs provide shelter, food and breeding grounds for ... Read More »

Join the Peace Ride

Looking for a way show your commitment to promote compassion, prevent violence, while pedaling for peace throughout Washington, D.C.? Join the 2018 Peace Ride from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 29. This community event is hosted by One Common Unity (OCU), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit whose mission is to break the cycles of violence and build compassionate, healthy ... Read More »

How We Shape Our Health

by April Thompson After Los Angeles native Kelly Noonan-Gores spent 20 years in front of the camera as an actress, she turned her talents to producing award-winning films like Tooken, Beneath and Take a Seat. She considers her latest, the documentary HEAL (HealDocumentary.com), to be her ultimate achievement. “I included as many inspiring stories of healing change as possible to ... Read More »

Pillow Self-Talk

Three Questions to Ponder before Sleeping by Krista O’Reilly Davi-Digui Asking ourself three purposeful questions before retiring each night can help us rest content knowing that although we may not have lived our day perfectly, we did live it well. 1. What are three things I am grateful for? It’s possible to live with eyes and heart wide open to ... Read More »

Sufi Healing Retreat

AIM Health Institute and Baraka Center DC invite everyone interested to join a half-day Sufi Healing Retreat. This event is part of the longitudinal series of events organized by Sufi Healing Order (SHO) of North America with intent of bringing Devi Tide, the Kefayat (head) and vice president of SHO North America, Australia and New Zealand, to the East Coast ... Read More »

A Place to Learn of Holistic Approaches to Expand Self-Growth

All are invited to the Holistic Energy Expo, a free event, designed to create a warm, supportive and welcoming environment to connect like-minded people. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 6, in Ashburn, Virginia. Expo co-founders, Annie Larson and Linda Pisani encourage everyone from the casually curious attendee to the experienced practitioner to come enjoy the great ... Read More »

Reclaim Your Magic

Make Your World Wondrous Again by Paige Leigh Reist We are all born with magic, but somewhere along the way, life tends to stomp it out of us. When we are living in our magic, we become curious, passionate and energetic. We thrive. Here are five ways to begin to reclaim our own special vibrancy. 1.Live with Earth’s cycles Our ... Read More »

Update on MLK Library Renovation

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, D.C.’s central library, is undergoing a complete modernization with the new library scheduled to open in 2020. The new flagship library will house a spectacular new, vibrant and transparent entryway; sculptured monumental stairs; large auditorium and conference center; creative spaces for fabrication, music production and art creation; ground level café with patio; double-height reading ... Read More »