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Holiday Survival Guide: A Free Webinar

It is actually possible to “win” the holidays, with healthy, delicious food (including baked goods) and a plan for January to get you set for tackling your new year’s resolutions. Elizabeth McMillian, a clinical nutrition specialist at the Rose Wellness Clinic in Oakton, will be offering a free webinar titled How to Ensure Your Health Will Survive the Holiday Season. ... Read More »

Abundant Living

10 Practices Open Doors by Dennis Merritt Jones Practices designed to enrich life with purpose and meaning yield empowering results for anyone that takes them to heart. Whether striving for a new job, higher salary, stronger relationships or spiritual acceleration, these “rules of the road” offer inspired guidance to free thinking and enlarge possibilities beyond anything we’ve imagined. Be one ... Read More »

Safe Drinking Water

Home Systems to Purify H2O by Jim Motavalli Americans trust bottled more than tap water, but that confidence might work better if reversed. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) notes that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) monitors tap water for more than 90 contaminants, and it must meet the strict standards of the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974. Nationally ... Read More »

Never Too Old to Relieve Childhood Trauma with Hypnosis

by Michelle DeStefano People are at the most “hypnotic” state up to the age of seven. Why? Because there is no critical barrier of thought to process the information coming in. This is why, for example, that if told there is a Santa Claus, children believe it. The trauma children suffer can manifest into adulthood issues such as fears, low ... Read More »

Fall Allergies Can Get You Stuffed

By Elizabeth McMillan, CNS, LDN Fall can be a miserable time for those who suffer from allergies. As nighttime temperatures begin to decline, ragweed begins to release its pollen. Ragweed is among the most common of allergy irritants. Fall allergy sufferers may also experience allergies due to mold and dust mites. When the body encounters an allergen, the immune system ... Read More »

The Rise of Blue Zones in America

Places that Encourage Healthy Living by Avery Mack Dan Buettner’s original book, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, launched a movement a decade ago. Sequels include The Blue Zones of Happiness, The Blue Zones Solution and Thrive. Many communities have embraced the principles of this “make healthy living easier” paradigm, resulting in ... Read More »

Illuminate Festivals are Back

If you’ve ever wondered about trying reiki, acupuncture, massage, healing crystals, intuitive readings, astrology, essential oils or tarot (and more), the upcoming Illuminate Festivals, held throughout the region, are a great place to start. Illuminate Frederick will be held on October 20, at the Clarion Inn Conference Center. Illuminate Solomons will be held on October 27, at the Hilton Garden ... Read More »

Healthy Joints that Last a Lifetime

Joints have many different functions and therefore come in many different sizes and shapes. They are perfectly suited to the job they do. There are hinge joints, ball and socket, gliding and pivot types. All have different functions and all of course—have limits. When joints are overtaxed or injured, the body goes into repair mode by creating an inflammatory response ... Read More »

Zero Waste Lifestyle

Ways to Make Far Less Trash by Avery Mack In manufacturing, a zero waste policy means designing products so that all resources are used or reused. It’s a concept Bea Johnson, author of Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste, embraced for her family a decade ago in Mill Valley, California. “My goal ... Read More »

Forever Flexible

Keep Joints Naturally Healthy by Lisa Marshall Creaky knees, sore hips, shoulder pain or a stiff neck can be a thing of the past. Thirty-seven percent of American adults 18 and older suffer from arthritis – a catch-all term for a dozen varieties of joint disease—according to the nonprofit Arthritis Foundation. One in two men and two in three women ... Read More »