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Dawson’s Market Bans Plastic Straws

As of June 21, you won’t find a single plastic straw in the Rockville organic grocery store, Dawson’s Market. They have taken another step in their commitment to environmental sustainability and stewardship by banning the use of single-use plastic straws in store. “Single-use plastic straws are one of the most pervasive forms of plastic waste, and incredibly destructive to our ... Read More »

Join the Peace Ride

Looking for a way show your commitment to promote compassion, prevent violence, while pedaling for peace throughout Washington, D.C.? Join the 2018 Peace Ride from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 29. This community event is hosted by One Common Unity (OCU), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit whose mission is to break the cycles of violence and build compassionate, healthy ... Read More »

Illuminate Festival Coming to Fairfax

Ever been curious?  Go ahead and try it. The team that brings Illuminate Festivals to cities across the country is bringing their first festival to northern Virginia. The Fairfax Mind-Body-Spirit Festival will be held 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 15 at the Tysons Corner Marriott. This is just the place to sample reiki, acupuncture, massage, healing crystals, intuitive readings, astrology, ... Read More »

Curious about Going Raw?

A growing trend in nutrition, and good eating, is catching on among many people who are concerned about the sources and preparation of their food in order to maintain the highest nutritional levels. The choice that they have been making is to go raw. That is, to eat foods that have not been contaminated by heat or preservation processes. A ... Read More »

A New Oasis for Well-Being in Reston

A Spotlight on Rise Well-Being Center There is a new model for maintaining well-being in northern Virginia, and it is now serving health-seekers from all corners of the greater metropolitan area. Rise Well-Being Center, founded by Lisa Goodwin, opened its doors March 1 at 11130 Sunrise Valley Drive, in Reston. Their mission is to offer a path to wholeness by consciously ... Read More »

Local Organic Produce in the Greater D.C. Area

A Spotlight on Spiral Path Farm by Robin Fillmore For the past 25 years, Spiral Path Farm has been supplying good, fresh, organic produce to eager consumers in Pennsylvania and Maryland. The farm, located in south-central Pennsylvania, was founded in 1978 by their parents Mike and Terra Brownback. Brothers Lucas and Will Brownback continue the legacy of their parents by sharing ... Read More »

Lovelight Yoga and Arts Festival, and Krishna Das, Scheduled for September

The Lovelight Yoga and Arts Festival is back and promises to spread love and yoga for a third amazing season. This year, the nationally recognized festival will be held September 21 to 24, at the Pearl Center, in Reisterstown, Maryland. Also new to this festival this year is the opportunity to learn a new skill or get a professional certification ... Read More »

Love Your Body Yoga Festival

10 Years of Celebrating YOGA, commUNITY and WHOLEness Yoga studios and wellness centers of Northern Virginia will offer classes, services and share information at Love Your Body Yoga Festival (LYBYF) from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on June 17, at Reston Town Center. With free admission, LYBYF offers plenty of activities and entertainment for the whole family including live music, ... Read More »

Rose Wellness Provides a Fully Integrative Approach to Wellness and Healing

Sushma Hirani, M.D., a family medicine practitioner, has been practicing integrative medicine using the best of conventional and alternative medicine techniques for the past 11 years. When a patient has what Hirani refers to as their “Aha! moment”—the moment they finally start to understand why their body is behaving the way it is—the healing process begins automatically because they not ... Read More »

GreenFest Happening in Montgomery County

Join more than 1,000 of your neighbors at Greenfest, Montgomery County’s largest environmental festival, which will be held on May 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jesup Blair Local Park. This free annual event, now in its fourth year, is designed to create opportunities for residents, businesses, nonprofits and neighbors to come together, share ideas and learn about ... Read More »