Inspiration

Stressed out Children

It probably doesn’t surprise you to hear that children today are under more stress than the children of previous generations. Dr. Stephane Provencher, Gainesville Holistic Health Center, thinks that 21st century kids are under even more stress than their adult parents. Gainesville Holistic Health Center offers a wide range of holistic therapies, including acupuncture, chiropractic, emotional clearing, energetic clearing, homeopathy, ... Read More »

Dance the 5Rhythms in Bethesda

5 Rhythms, a dynamic dance/movement practice, will be offered by Margaret H. Wagner, a 5Rhythms certified teacher, at Carderock Springs Swim and Tennis Club in Bethesda at 8 p.m., on Friday, February 21. The 5Rhythms is rooted in the principle that if the psyche is put in motion, it will heal itself. Rather than having specific steps to follow, each ... Read More »

Gretchen Rubin in Washington D.C.

Gretchen Rubin’s book, The Happiness Project, is part research project, part self-help book. She took the subject of happiness, reviewed research, read the great thinkers and then, presented to her readers, a gem that offers wonderful insights and practical tools to find happiness in your own life. In so doing, Rubin has become an inspirational voice, spurring her readers to ... Read More »

Krishna Das in Concert

Following the studio recording of his new album, Krishna Das kicks off his tour of the United States at 7:30 p.m., on March 26, at the University of DC. From the first heart-opening sounds of the concert, as the harmonium blends with the unmistakable voice of Krishna Das, something stirs deep within. One knows immediately—this will be a soulful evening. Layering ... Read More »

Community Forklift Named 2013 Green Business of the Year

The Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce has named Community Forklift as its 2013 Green Business of the Year. Community Forklift is a nonprofit reuse center for home improvement supplies. Homeowners and builders donate modern and vintage building materials, hardware, lumber, tools, architectural salvage and other renovation leftovers. Then, at a large warehouse just outside of Northeast Washington, D.C., the ... Read More »

Volunteering Abroad

If you’re wondering what it’s like to volunteer abroad, consider an experience I had in Ecuador. I was assisting scientists studying a remote mountain cloud forest. My foot slipped on the steep, slick ground, and suddenly—thump—I was sliding down the Andes. I grabbed a branch to stop my descent, which wedged tree bark behind my thumbnail (ouch). Despite the throbbing, ... Read More »

NIHA Offers Innovative Smoking Cessation Program

Nicotine addiction is responsible for nearly one half of a million deaths per year in the United States and over five million deaths worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. The link between nicotine addiction and cancer, cardiovascular disease and other chronic psychiatric and medial disorders is irrefutable, yet our healthcare system offers smokers few safe, drug-free and effective options ... Read More »

Befriending the Inner Muse

Every person was created to be creative and has an inner muse (inspiration) and artist (expression) at their disposal at all times. Each person is an inexhaustible source of ideas, inventions and innovations that can be used in work or play—all inspired by an unseen force within us, that which can be called the inner muse.  Whether written, performed or ... Read More »

More Than A Resolution

Now is the time of year when many will create and attempt to live up to resolutions.  Each one of us has the chance to determine the course of his or her life. Unless this resolution is made with a firm and fierce commitment, the resolution-maker is destined to remain the same as before, never changing. Most people make resolutions ... Read More »

Learning the Science of Life: Ayurveda

Ayurveda, “the science of life”, derives from India, with roots going back 5,000 years to the Vedic period. Not surprisingly, it is called “the Mother of All Healing”. Ayurveda is a system of naturopathic medicine, covering all domains found in naturopathic schools, from herbs to surgery. It is perhaps the world’s oldest and most complete form of naturopathic medicine. Our ... Read More »