Living

Doctors Harness the Power of Community

At Restorative Health in Tenleytown, DC, patients know that their health is seen as more than numbers on a chart. Rather, wellness is a journey on which we are continuously learning and growing. With that in mind, Restorative Health has launched a series of Healthy Living Classes to inspire patients to eat healthfully, to enjoy the movement of their body, ... Read More »

Values and Community at Maryland University of Integrative Health

When Cheryl Walker first entered the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) in 1998, as a student in a community education program, she had no idea that one day, she would be setting a new standard for university education as the nation’s first Chief Values Officer. Nor did she realize she would be creating a transformational educational experience for the ... Read More »

Adaptation and Mother Nature’s Remedies

Autumn is a time of universal realignment in the world around us, as well as within us. As the waning chlorophyll leaches out of the leaves, rendering them magnificent hues of red, orange and yellow, so does our outward, expansive yang energy begin to slow down and turn within. Since we are nature, it is no surprise that we begin ... Read More »

Beautiful November

I hope that you are enjoying the beautiful fall weather. If you have been affected by the political wrangling within our city, I hope that it has not affected your capacity to see each day as a precious gift. As I travel through the greater D.C., area, I hear stories of concern and uncertainty.  Even though our region has not ... Read More »

Take a Look at Tacky Park

Not even a stone’s throw from the nation’s capitol—in fact overlapping area lines, Takoma Park is a diverse and cosmopolitan community that has the undeniable feel of a small town. Though considerably political, being in such proximity to the country’s political epicenter, and known by some as one of the most liberal cities in America, that does not deny Takoma ... Read More »

An Incredibly Lighter Way of Being: The Trager® Approach

How can soft touch and pleasurable rhythmic movement go so deep as to make positive permanent changes in the person receiving it? The Trager® Approach is just such a paradox. Dr. Milton Trager came up with this profoundly simple way of easing the body-mind to release its unwanted holding patterns. A  mailman and a boxer—not particularly an intellectual or a ... Read More »

The Mindful Journey of Childhood

The bumper sticker, “Childhood is a Journey Not a Race,” seems like a simple and straightforward reminder to be mindful, but we often forget to think about how profound the statement truly is. In fact, the philosophy presents a challenge to parents and educators alike. A race has a starting line and finish line and ranks participants by speed, in ... Read More »

Welcome to October

My wonderful readers, It is finally October–the month worth waiting for all year. My joy in October comes from the transition it brings. Summer is glorious and green, but fall is lush and bursting with orange, red and yellows. It is the preparation time—the time that leads us into the quieting of the earth in the fallow fields and the ... Read More »

Cancer-Free with the Gonzalez Protocol

A quarter of a century ago, I found myself with a rare tumor in my lung that had spread to my liver. Not many people can write a sentence like the previous one, as few survive a liver metastases for more than a handful of years. I was extremely fortunate to find a newly established doctor in New York, who ... Read More »

Recipes for Rethinking Cancer

Fruit Compote Recipe – A tasty, easy-to-digest way to get your daily dose of fruit, with aromatic spices to help soothe nausea and aid digestion. Add to oatmeal, yogurt or eat all by itself. Ingredients: 6 cups of any organic stone fruit, chopped (apples, pears, peaches, apricots, plums, nectarines)  2 cups of organic fresh or frozen berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, ... Read More »