Archive - September 2015

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5 Reasons Why You Should Sign with Your Baby & Toddler (+ giveaway!)
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Take Back Your Health Conference At-A-Glance
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Sharing the Vision: Robin Shirley on Take Back Your Health Conference
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MommyCon DC 2015
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An Introduction to Simplicity Parenting: Guest Post by Jenna Martin
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Love Your Baby Family Health & Wellness Fair Returns to Beloved Yoga September 19
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MOM’s Organic Market opens to great success in Woodbridge
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Take Back Your Health Conference returns to Arlington, October 3-4

5 Reasons Why You Should Sign with Your Baby & Toddler (+ giveaway!)

 

Why should you sign with your baby or toddler?  Research shows that babies who learn signs have larger vocabularies and higher IQs. Those are great reasons alone, but why should busy parents take time out of their schedule to learn signs?  This guest post by Kelli Atangan of Little Hands Speech Therapy in Ashburn, Virginia explains why signing with your young child can make parenting easier. Read More

Sharing the Vision: Robin Shirley on Take Back Your Health Conference

We here at Mindful Healthy Life wanted to hear from Take Back Your Health Conference founder Robin Shirley in her own words about the path of TBYH, which she founded in 2011, and her vision for the future. She was kind enough to share her thoughts in today’s guest post. Read More

MommyCon DC 2015

The DC Convention Center filled with hundreds of parents, many wearing their little ones, to attend MommyCon last month. MommyCon is a natural and organic boutique style conference that attracts local and corporate vendors and parents hoping to learn, shop and win some swag! After coming to nearby Philadelphia for the past few years, MommyCon made its DC debut this year in August. Read More

An Introduction to Simplicity Parenting: Guest Post by Jenna Martin

In a world that can easily feel cluttered with information, distraction, and “stuff,” the concept of “Simplicity Parenting” is gaining interest. Jenna Martin, the guest author for the post below, is an educational consultant who has been trained through curriculum developed by a colleague of Kim John Payne, author of Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids. Payne will be giving a keynote address at the October 24 Holistic Moms Network Natural Living Conference in Newark, New Jersey. Locally, on September 24, Jenna is presenting to the Arlington/Alexandria chapter of Holistic Moms Network. She offers this guest post as a Simplicity Parenting primer.

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Love Your Baby Family Health & Wellness Fair Returns to Beloved Yoga September 19

Beloved Yoga in Reston is holding its second Love Your Baby Family Health & Wellness Fair on September 19 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.. A day of education and grounding for parents and parents-to-be, the fair offers workshops and the opportunity to meet with exhibitors who support mindful families.

Love Your Baby Family Health & Wellness Fair will feature sample classes, demonstrations,  massages, prenatal & postnatal nutrition, infant care as well as the opportunity to ask questions about alternative healing therapies such as Reiki, chiropractic, massage, and yoga therapy for pre- and post-natal. The day is designed to help new parents “learn how you can support & nurture yourself, your baby & your family with Northern Virginia’s best yoga instructors and alternative health care providers offering fun and educational methods.” Read More

MOM’s Organic Market opens to great success in Woodbridge

Local natural foods grocery store chain MOM’s Organic Market is celebrating the grand opening this weekend, September 11-13, of its new Woodbridge store. Mindful Healthy Life had the chance to tour the store with owner and founder Scott Nash this morning. We will have a full report in the coming days, but until then, we wanted to share this photoblog of our tour and the store. Be sure to visit this weekend and enjoy the many family-friendly children’s activities. Before you go, grab a coupon for $30 worth of merchandise for $15 from Certifikid!

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Take Back Your Health Conference returns to Arlington, October 3-4

Since the Take Back Your Health conference launched in 2011, it has brought together titans from various corners of the holistic health world for weekend conferences packed with education and inspiration. The conference returns to Arlington’s Renaissance Capital View Hotel this fall, October 3-4, 2015. Ticket prices, currently 25% off, will go up tonight, Tuesday, September 1.

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Speakers at this year’s Take Back Your Health conference include Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms; Lisa Wilson of The Raw Food Institute; local mom and health coach Cindy Santa Ana, author of Unprocessed Living: 3 Easy Steps to Transition Into Healthy Eating; thyroid and adrenal expert Andrea Beamannaturopathic physician from DC-based National Integrated Health Associates Autumn Frandsen; and many many more.

TBYH 2015

We’ll be writing more about the conference as it approaches and after.

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