Archive - July 2015

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Wonder-Days this summer at Potomac Crescent Waldorf School
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Moms Flock to U.S. Capitol for Climate Action Play-In
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Living without dairy, but not without ice cream!
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How to celebrate a safe 4th of July
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World Children’s Festival closes Thursday

Wonder-Days this summer at Potomac Crescent Waldorf School

On select Wednesdays and Saturdays this summer, Potomac Crescent Waldorf School is hosting free “Waldorf Wonder-Days,” mornings of play at its new location, Fairlington Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, on King Street between 395 and Bradlee Shopping Center.

Wonder-Days offer free crafts, games, water-fun, stories and play led by a Potomac Crescent Waldorf School teacher at its new location, which is opening this fall. Remaining Wonder-Day Wednesdays this summer are July 29 and August 12 and remaining Wonder-Day Saturdays are July 25 and August 15. Wonder-Days take place 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon.  Read More

Living without dairy, but not without ice cream!

Jennifer Robins of the popular Predominantly Paleo blog is an Arlington mom of three who has been pursuing a grain-free path to healing since she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis after the birth of her second child in 2008. Then, she began following a “primal” diet that included dairy. But after continued symptoms, she got clear in 2011 that she needed to ditch the dairy.

Jennifer generously offered to share her story from her blog with Mindful Healthy Life readers below. For anyone who thinks a dairy-free summer means an ice cream-free summer, be sure to check out her beautiful non-dairy ice cream e-book on sale for just $6.99 through Monday, July 6.

We All Scream for Ice CreamIceCream_iPad2_flat400px, co-authored by nutritionist Vivien Cheng, is gorgeous and includes recipes that not only omit dairy but also are free of egg and nut for those following the autoimmune paleo protocol (AIP). So the book is well suited for vegans and anyone who can tolerate coconut milk and maple syrup, the key ingredients in most of the recipes.

Let’s hear how Jennifer made the transition to dairy-free and why she will never go back! Read More

How to celebrate a safe 4th of July

Independence Day brings lots of great activities but also lots of opportunities to come into contact with toxins. Pregnant women and parents with young children might want to pay some extra attention to the additional toxins their little ones are exposed to at this time of year. While no one likes a Debbie Downer, being mindful of our health is not the same as denying yourself and your family a fun time. Getting sick is certainly no fun!

Most kids and adults can handle occasional treats, but toxins do accumulate in all of us. We know from the Environmental Working Group that babies are born now with over 200 chemicals in their umbilical cord blood, including BPA. Adults and children who are already compromised in some way or who have poor detoxification for genetic reasons, liver issues, or unhealthy diet would be served well by paying attention to their choices this holiday.

Although most things in moderation can be tolerated by most people, here are some of the issues those with young children and compromised systems might want to consider to stay safe and healthy.

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World Children’s Festival closes Thursday

The  World Children’s Festival sponsored by the International Child Art Foundation wraps up its three-day array of free performances and activities on the Ellipse in front of the White House on Thursday, July 2 with a closing drumming session at 5:00 p.m. An Awards Banquet follows on Friday. The festival is a delight for those interested in connecting arts, peace and social justice.

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