From Election Year Angst to Opioid Epidemic:

Here-and-Now Habit Can Make a Difference by Diane Minor Combining cutting edge neuroscience with ancient wisdom to address unhealthy habits, ranging from the opioid epidemic to the anxiety that can overtake people in an election year, is the theme of a top-selling new book by prominent local mindfulness meditation teacher, activist and author Hugh Byrne. Byrne’s new book, The Here and Now ... Read More »

What You Can Do For Earth Day: Take One More Step to Fight Climate Change

by William Bruno As Earth Day approaches, more and more of us are realizing that climate change isn’t simply a future danger. The severity of extreme weather already is impacting the lives of people around the globe and in our own communities. To combat this threat much more needs to be done, not just by governments but by each one ... Read More »

Save the Date – Healthy Living Day at Dawson’s Market in Rockville

Natural Awakenings and Dawson’s Market have just set the date for Healthy Living Day on June 4. The event will feature great local natural and holistic practitioners and green and organic products. There will be a full schedule of talks on a variety of topics related to restoring and maintaining your health. The event will be free and open to ... Read More »

Reconnecting With Your Body

A Spotlight on Health Coach Andrea Beaman by Sam Hudgins Twenty years ago, Andrea Beaman received a medical diagnosis that changed her life and began her career as a holistic health coach, organic chef, author and motivational speaker. She was told by her doctor that she had a goiter and hyperthyroidism which required immediate radiation therapy to treat. Recalling her ... Read More »

Low-Cost Benefit Discount Plan Keeps Family’s Health on Track

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, more than 108 million people in the United States are without dental benefits. Wellness Plus, a health and wellness discount plan, offers dental and vision care services as well as a wide variety of alternative medicine services for a low monthly fee. “The Wellness Plus Plan is a low-cost benefit solution ... Read More »

Want to be a Bee-Keeper?

Azure B LLC is offering three-pound packages of natural-size honeybees that have not been treated with pesticides or pharmaceuticals.  Their expected delivery date is March 26. They guarantee a live queen bee upon delivery and will be offering a weather-appropriate installation demonstration on the delivery date for all that would like to participate. Azure B LLC is also offering basic training ... Read More »

Treating Autism Naturally

Plus Strategies for Prevention by Meredith Montgomery In The Autism Revolution, Pediatric Neurologist and Neuroscientist Martha Herbert approaches autism as a whole-body condition that can improve, rather than a static, lifelong genetic brain disorder. “It’s the way the brain is shifted into acting when faced with a combination of stressors—some, but not all of which are genetic—at a vulnerable point ... Read More »

Join us for HealthFest 2016 – a Free Community Event

UPDATE – Because of the storm, we have rescheduled HealthFest 2016. The new date is Sunday, February 21 – starting at 12:30 pm. Stay tuned and get updates by registering here or follow our website found here.  ____________________________________________________ Bringing together the strength of several area medical groups and practices, integrative medical students, health coaches as well as Natural Awakenings, a ... Read More »

Sharon Salzberg on Mindfulness

Simple Ways to Be in the Present Moment by April Thompson New York City-born Sharon Salzberg experienced a childhood full of loss and upheaval, losing her parents and living in five different household configurations. In college, she discovered the power of meditation to transform suffering and cope with life’s never-ending changes. Born into a Jewish family, Salzberg first encountered Buddhism ... Read More »

The Zen of Slow Cooking

Savor Your Autumn Harvest in One-Pot Dishes by Judith Fertig Autumn’s shorter days remind us how precious time is, especially when we can spend the hours with good friends and loved ones. That’s why Chicago mothers and bloggers Meg Barnhart and Jane McKay decided to try slow cooking with a Zen approach in creating family meals. With the time they ... Read More »