Healing Through the Amazon: Dr. Isabel Sharkar

As a naturopathic doctor, Dr. Isabel Sharkar has the opportunity to practice many healing services that take into account the mind, body and soul as a whole. Recently, she was able to experience a mind, body and soul transformation herself, through an ancient journey with ayahuasca. Ayahuasca, found in the Amazon jungle of South America, is a medicinal plant that ... Read More »

New Year, New You

When ‘Good Enough’ Is Perfect by Elizabeth Lombardo Does it sometimes feel like if we can’t do something perfectly, why should we bother doing it at all? Perfectionism feeds on such an all-or-nothing approach in following rigid self-imposed rules that can sabotage relationships, health and happiness. Instead, try adopting a “better than perfect” mindset that embraces life’s imperfections without guilt ... Read More »

Our Brain is Designed to Be Mindful and Compassionate

By Dr. Chas Gant, M.D., Ph.D. As more and more people practice various forms of meditation (contemplation and self-reflection), there seems to be an increasing appreciation that mindfulness is a completely separate faculty of consciousness, independent of the other four faculties: cognition (thought and visualizations), emotion and intuition, behavior and kinesthetic-related activity and sensation (the five senses). Mindfulness-based psychotherapies are ... Read More »

Opening Up to Miracles

Gabrielle Bernstein on Creating More Happiness  by April Thompson Motivational speaker and bestselling author Gabrielle Bernstein knows the gravitational pull of addiction firsthand. Although introduced to spiritual practices from an early age, she turned away from that upbringing in her 20s, pulled instead into a vortex of drugs, alcohol and unhealthy relationships while running a public relations firm promoting Manhattan ... Read More »

Sacred Activism

Love in Action Can Change the World by Judith Fertig The butterfly, a universal symbol of transformation, reminds us that becoming our best selves is an ongoing process. Yet these delicate, fluttering creatures are suffering a decline, especially the vivid orange and black monarch butterflies that depend on milkweed flowers for sustenance during their migration from Mexico to Canada and ... Read More »

Growing Up with Wayne Dyer

by Lindsay McGinty Serena Dyer had a unique childhood being raised by spiritually progressive parents, including her bestselling celebrity dad, Wayne Dyer, Ph.D., who would write her notes on personal stationery printed with the motto, “Be realistic. Expect miracles!” It’s not a message her peers likely heard at home. Now 29, Serena has shared her experiences growing up in Don’t ... Read More »

Ocean Harvest Wisdom Time, a fall retreat

All are invited to experience a weekend of sharing, nurturance and bringing forth that which we appreciate about the person we are and becoming at Ocean Harvest Wisdom Time. The retreat takes place Oct. 24 to 26 in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware and is led by Milagros Phillips. This special retreat give participants a chance to play, have long conversations around ... Read More »

Earthlight Promotions

703-401-9663 BeverlyNickerson@comcast.net EarthLightPromotions.com Bringing back the indigenous wisdom to our modern world. Organizing sacred retreat, reconnect with nature and sacred sites travel. Promoting holistic healers, traditional ancient medicine and wellness workshops. Read More »

Kids and Family Yoga in DC: Nutrition for Body and Mind

by Grace Ogden Do you have children in your life? Doing yoga with them can be restorative and fun and, if you take a class, a way to make friends with other parents and kids. Add in the essential brain nutrition that yoga gives children and you can forever let go of any guilt about ditching housework for a family ... Read More »

Leadership Program Fans the Flames of Medical Students’ Fires

Fire transforms. A spark of interest, inflamed with enough energy to ignite, quickly kindles into a burning desire. Yet without fuel, even a robust blaze burns out. Burnout is real and it is rampant. Major multi-institutional studies show that at least half of medical students across the country may be affected by burnout during their medical education. Further empirical research ... Read More »