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Starting a new chapter: Book giveaway for the new year!
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Broken Brain docuseries with Dr. Mark Hyman: free & online January 17-25
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Earth Fare natural foods grocery opens in Fairfax! (+ giveaway!)
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Winter 2018 Events – workshops, activities, meetings & more!
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Spirit Camp returns to Arlington this summer – and winter!
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Managing allergic asthma this holiday season and beyond
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Holistic Moms Network Arlington/Alexandria Chapter looks back on 9 years & to the future
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The Teal Center: Supporting the journey to parenthood & beyond
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Advocates for school environmental health tackle turf fields, indoor air quality & more
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Inspiration at Achieving Optimal Health Conference

Starting a new chapter: Book giveaway for the new year!

Did you set intentions for the new year? Get inspiration to keep your momentum going and to look deeper within! This giveaway features two books by mothers who share profound insight on leading lives of presence. Read More

Broken Brain docuseries with Dr. Mark Hyman: free & online January 17-25

Do you ever feel like your brain is broken? Whether your symptoms relate to being in a fog or trend more toward anxiety or depression, the new documentary series Broken Brain created by functional medicine doctor Mark Hyman aims to shed light and provide tools toward improvement. Read More

Earth Fare natural foods grocery opens in Fairfax! (+ giveaway!)

Natural foods grocery store Earth Fare opened its second Virginia location today in Fairfax with an enthusiastic response. The store, the 45th in a chain that started in 1975 in Asheville, North Carolina, offers an organic juice bar and salad bar, hot bar, pizza and bakery, cheese shop and meat and seafood counter in addition to stocking a full array of produce, bulk items, dry goods and wellness items. Read More

Spirit Camp returns to Arlington this summer – and winter!

After its first summer in Arlington, Maine-based Spirit Camp led by Dancing Jaguar Inspirations will return in July 2018 and is bringing a sampler program to the area for parents and children to attend together on Sunday, January 7 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (UUCA). Read More

Managing allergic asthma this holiday season and beyond

Did you know that approximately 60% of adults and at least 80% of children with asthma actually have asthma triggered by allergies, also known as allergic asthma? For people with allergic asthma, allergens such as dust mites and pet dander can turn into real threats that can cause asthma attacks.

While you cannot fully rid your home of some of these allergens, there are steps you can take to greatly reduce allergic asthma triggers in your living space, especially during the holiday season. Read More

Holistic Moms Network Arlington/Alexandria Chapter looks back on 9 years & to the future

Nine years ago right now, I was preparing to launch the Arlington/Alexandria chapter of Holistic Moms Network. The group has met monthly since January 2009, hosting dozens of terrific speakers on topics relevant to health and wellness, parenting and natural living. This coming January, as the chapter celebrates its ninth anniversary, the group will convene a discussion reflecting on its past and envisioning its future.

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The Teal Center: Supporting the journey to parenthood & beyond

The Teal Center for Therapeutic Bodywork offers many healing modalities for parents, those who want to become parents, and for children. Read More

Advocates for school environmental health tackle turf fields, indoor air quality & more

The Environmental Health and Asthma Subcommittee (EHAS) of the Arlington Public Schools School Health Advisory Board is taking on several issues for 2017-18 and is seeking new members to join the committee and attend its December 6 meeting.

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Inspiration at Achieving Optimal Health Conference

Being mindful doesn’t mean you always have good days. It means when things are rough, you remember to breathe because you’ve practiced it. And when tears come, you don’t judge them. You just be with your feelings in the moment, notice your thoughts, tell yourself you are not the same as them, and call on wisdom you’ve read or heard or cultivated on your yoga mat. This can still look messy, don’t get me wrong. But as long as there is openness to believing there is something to be gained, even from pain, there is possibility. Even though I got there late, I found inspiration at the Achieving Optimal Health Conference.

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