Living

Doing Nothing

Why Time-Outs Matter by April Thompson In a harried world where our work is never done, it’s tough to take time-outs to do nothing. But when we pump the brakes on Americans’ obsessive drive, we discover fresh productivity, creativity and contentment. “We’re socialized to pride ourselves on accomplishment and achievement, yet when you step back, you realize doing nothing produces ... Read More »

Burnout or Adrenal Fatigue: Is It Making You Overweight and Tired?

by Sushma Hirani, M.D. Adrenal fatigue, also called burnout, is a stress syndrome of the 21st century. It is an epidemic prevalent in modern Western society and spreading elsewhere as stress levels increase. Adrenal glands are responsible for handling the stresses of your daily life, whether they are physical, emotional or psychological. With stress levels increasing in our daily lives, ... Read More »

Livable Communities We Love

Good for People and the Planet by John D. Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist Many people define a livable city as one that is easy to get around in by foot, bike or public transportation. Many also prioritize ready access to fresh, local organic food via farmers’ markets and community gardens. Others champion affordable housing and cost of living factors, safe ... Read More »

Build Strong Bones Workshop

Susan Brady of Nurtured Bones and her fitness assistant Carrie Seifert are offering a half-day workshop: Overcoming Osteoporosis and Osteopenia. Taking participants beyond medication to treat and reverse this condition that challenges so many women and men, Brady and Seifert provide a better way to health through nutrition, exercise, stress management and supplementation. The workshop will be held from 9 ... Read More »

Embracing Your Moon

by Dr. Isabel Sharkar, ND What has been passed down to us from our mothers and grandmothers about the sacred feminine and taking care of our female organs? How many of us have been taught to honor and embrace our menstrual (moon) cycles? Most of us view our moon cycle as a nuisance—wishing it to be over and done with. ... Read More »

Pillow Self-Talk

Three Questions to Ponder before Sleeping by Krista O’Reilly Davi-Digui Asking ourself three purposeful questions before retiring each night can help us rest content knowing that although we may not have lived our day perfectly, we did live it well. 1. What are three things I am grateful for? It’s possible to live with eyes and heart wide open to ... Read More »

Moving Through Menopause

Exercising Reduces Symptoms by Marlaina Donato Transitioning through menopause and the years of perimenopausal hormone fluctuation leading up to the finale can be physically and emotionally challenging for many women. Consistently following a healthy diet and positive lifestyle are important, but health researchers, doctors and midlife women can attest to the multidimensional benefits of exercise. Perks may include reduction of ... Read More »

An Opportunity to Explore your Dwelling

Dwell to Live is a workshop hosted by Takoma Park architect Bill Hutchins, in concert with his new book, Dwelling: A Poetic Exploration of Home. The workshop explores the dialogue between your inner home and how it relates to the physical home you live in. Dwell to Live has a simple format, centered on being guided through a series of ... Read More »

Steps to Create a Healthy Environment

A Conversation with Dr. Mark McClure of National Integrated Health Associates Natural Awakenings, Washington, D.C. editor, Robin Fillmore, had the opportunity to learn from Dr. Mark McClure why and how we all need to be aware of creating a toxin-free home to live a long and healthy life. Below is a part of that interaction. Why is it important for ... Read More »

Heavy Metals and Chelation Therapy

by Dr. Isabel Sharkar How are our bodies supposed to keep up with this influx of toxins we are bombarded with each day? The concoction of air and water pollution, plastics, industrial cleaning agents, food additives and genetically modified food are making our bodies work overtime. Lucky for us all, environmental medicine is an emerging field that takes a close ... Read More »