Spotlight

Walking the Indigo Path

by Dr. Isabel Sharkar, ND It’s one thing to treat symptoms—it’s another thing to have vibrant thriving health. From years of practice and thousands of clients treated, it is the experience at the Indigo Integrative Health Clinic that those who commit to getting well do so. The first step to healing and experiencing thriving vibrant health is commitment. As your ... Read More »

Lovelight—More Than a Yoga Festival

by Robin Fillmore The Lovelight Yoga and Arts Festival returns again this September to spread love and yoga for a third amazing season. This year, the nationally recognized festival will once again weave together not just another festival, but an opportunity to build on the emerging consciousness that individual’s voices. Festival-goers, when joined for the good of the planet and ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Bringing Brain Science and Comprehensive Healing to Bethesda

A Spotlight on The Mindfulness Center by Robin Fillmore The Mindfulness Center (TMC) in Bethesda, Maryland may look like any other small, community yoga studio but as a family-run, nonprofit institution, led by neuroscientist Dr. Deborah Norris, they are bringing life-changing mindfulness-based health services to the D.C. area and nationwide. Founded in 2009, by Deborah Norris Ph.D. and her daughters, ... Read More »

Serving Community through Integrative Health, Yoga and Mindfulness

Spotlight on LaShone Wilson and One Breath at a Time LaShone Wilson is an integrative health and wellness coach and the executive director of One Breath at a Time, Mindful Living and Wellness Services, based in Washington, D.C. One Breath at a Time is a rapidly growing company with the mission to empower others through health and wellness coaching, mind-body ... Read More »

Improving Home Improvement: A Spotlight on Amicus Green Building Center

There is an undeniable trend in our area and throughout the country, where many individuals are realizing the path to wholeness is achieved beyond a healthy diet and exercise. What goes into the body is just as important as the environment in which a body dwells. Likewise, as many search for sustainable, farm-raised, locally sourced and organic foods, they are ... Read More »

Mini Spotlights

New Approach to Health Care for a New Age What if much—perhaps even most—of what we thought we knew and were taught about health and modern medicine was plain wrong? What would you do and how could you trust your doctor’s orders? That distressing truth surfaced with Newsweek’s January 2011 cover story, “Why Almost Everything You Hear About Medicine is ... Read More »