Living

Making Home Cleaners

by Michele Muise Many people think using “green” products is more expensive and if referring to premixed commercial products available at the grocery store, that can be true. On average, each U.S. household spends more than $600 or more a year on cleaning supplies. For about $25 per year, you can replace all the traditional cleaning products in your home ... Read More »

Beyond Pain

By Dr. Chas Gant, MD, Ph.D. Although emotional and physical pain can have many causes, the experience of pain is “in the eyes of the beholder.” Healers who address the mind, body and spirit levels of their patient’s suffering are addressing both sides of this equation; they diagnose and treat possible causes or risk factors, and they also address the ... Read More »

Beauty Foods

Kimberly Snyder Shows How to Eat for Radiant Skin, Eyes, Hair  by Judith Fertig Wise food choices, carefully timed consumption and naturally effective detoxification can help us attain red-carpet shape, professes wellness and beauty expert Kimberly Snyder, bestselling author of The Beauty Detox Foods. She aims for optimum health as the basis for achieving that all-desirable outward glow. Snyder says ... Read More »

Midday Pick-Me-Up

by Lane Vail Sleep, along with nutrition and exercise, shapes the backbone of overall health, yet 40 percent of Americans get an insufficient amount, according to a recent Gallup survey, and the potential health risks are considerable. “Sleep deprivation affects every organ system and disease state,” says Michael Breus, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist in Scottsdale, Arizona, and founder of TheSleepDoctor.com. ... Read More »

Growing Up with Wayne Dyer

by Lindsay McGinty Serena Dyer had a unique childhood being raised by spiritually progressive parents, including her bestselling celebrity dad, Wayne Dyer, Ph.D., who would write her notes on personal stationery printed with the motto, “Be realistic. Expect miracles!” It’s not a message her peers likely heard at home. Now 29, Serena has shared her experiences growing up in Don’t ... Read More »

Powerful You!

by Judith Fertig Pulitzer Prize winner Anna Quindlen had already reached the top of the New York Times bestseller list multiple times, yet she relates in her memoir, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, that she also yearned to be able to do a headstand but felt she didn’t possess the necessary sense of balance. “That’s just a little story ... Read More »

About Face: Natural Skin Care

by Lisa Schumacher, LMT None of us is getting any younger. As a therapist who seeks natural remedies, I have made it my mission to discover natural approaches for healthy, vibrant looking skin. At the end of August 2010, I had the opportunity to take an amazing course in facial rejuvenation, developed by naturopathic doctor, Linda Burnham. When I asked ... Read More »

Healthy Living Expo in Rockville

Natural Awakenings and Dawson’s Market have teamed up to bring an exciting new event to the greater D.C. healthy living scene. On Sunday, October 12 from noon to 4 p.m., some of the area’s finest natural, holistic, green and organic practitioners, businesses and experts will be available to meet, talk, listen and share. The event takes place at Dawson’s Market, ... Read More »

Healthy Living Expo coming in October

Natural Awakenings DC and Dawson’s Market in Rockville are teaming up to bring a new Healthy Living Expo to the region. The free event to be held on October 12 will host local and regional vendors as well as talking throughout the day on a variety of topics related to healthy living, conscious eating, finding balance and creating more joy ... Read More »

Be idle and blessed….

Dear Readers,  I love the words of poet, Mary Oliver, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” In the oft-quoted piece, The Summer Day, Oliver talks of the grasshopper and the black bear. She ponders what one can do on a perfect summer day but to “be idle and be blessed.” ... Read More »