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Mind-Body Week Presents Leading Researchers on Treating Pain

by Deborah Norris and Jessie Taylor One in three Americans suffers from chronic pain (or least 100 million adults) indicating that pain is a pervasive national healthcare concern. Even more alarming, nearly half of all of those who suffer report that it is inadequately treated. There is new and pervasive evidence that reveals that the use of self-care therapies such ... Read More »

Kim Hawkins and the Rural Dog Rescue

By Robin Fillmore Since 2011, Kim Hawkins has been fulfilling a deeply held mission to save as many of the abandoned, neglected and broken dogs as she is able. So far, that would be more than 725 dogs, and counting. It was that same year when she saw on a friends’ Facebook page the photo of a puppy that was ... Read More »

Peace, Love Yoga Fest

What happens when art, music, meditation and yoga are all brought together in the city’s newest, hippest gathering spot? Love. The Peace Love Yoga Fest, the first of many to come, is a daylong event where meditation, music, art and yoga all come together in one place on May 16 at the Blind Whino, in Southwest Washington, D.C. All are ... Read More »

Beth Lindley: Bringing Health and Wellness to a Corporate Kitchen Near You

Beth Lindley is on a mission to bring healthy eating and wellness to area businesses and their employees in an innovative way—through their corporate kitchen. Most offices have a designated space for employees to warm up their prepared meals or gather around a table to share the midday meal—many times eating unhealthy fast food. Lindley’s unique approach is to provide ... Read More »

The Maid Brigade Offers a Green Way to Clean Your Home

by Samantha Hudgins Maid Brigade, in business since 1979, made a commitment to green cleaning in 2007 and has been a Green America-approved business ever since. In every aspect of the business, Maid Brigade takes seriously its commitment to create the safest indoor environment in their clients’ homes, as well as in their office. To become Green America-approved, a company ... Read More »

Washington Waldorf Offers New “Waldorf in the Woods” Program

            In an era when young children are increasingly being pushed into early academics, many educators are pointing to the value of play, especially the value of playing outdoors, for young learners. Indeed there is a growing “nature deficit” among young children, with harmful consequences for long-term development. Children need to play and they love ... Read More »

Share the LOVE: Partner Yoga on Valentine’s Day

Nya Alemayhu is hosting a Valentine’s Day partner yoga practice from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 14th at the Buddha B Yoga Center. Love is the largest energy current that runs through you. When you are living and acting from your heart center, you are nourishing not only yourself, but also those around you.  If you practice yoga, you understand ... Read More »

Mind-Body Week Supporting New Treatment of Pain

There is a new medical standard of care for the treatment of pain, and it does not involve medications or surgery.  This revolution in health care, Healing Pain with Mind/Body Therapies: Self Care Modalities of Meditation, Yoga and Tai Chi/Chi Gong, is the theme of Mind-Body Week, D.C. to be held April 17 to 19 at the Silver Spring Civic Center, The ... Read More »

Nutrition and Health Workshop Series with Personal Consultation

Understanding healthy eating has become more and more confusing for anyone interested in improving their health. Join Julie Wendt, M.S. Integrative Health and Nutrition, for a four-part series that will clarify which foods support healthy weight and how to integrate them into your lifestyle. Wendt will also discuss lifestyle habits that support health and improve quality of life. The series ... Read More »

Oneness-Family School Offers Parent Tours, Montessori and Mindfulness for Children

Area parents are invited to Oneness-Family School on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. to learn about the school’s time-tested Montessori and mindfulness curricula that sustain each child’s optimal development from age two through middle school. This local international school uses the term “peace academy” to describe how its emphasis on individual learning, both academic and social, respects each child’s uniqueness and ... Read More »