The U.S. Botanic Garden’s Season’s Greenings train exhibit this year celebrates National Parks and Historic Places with plant-based sculptures and installations of replicas of famous features of national parks and of buildings and monuments. The exhibit is open through January 2, 2017, including on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Get a glimpse of some of the highlights in our photoblog and be sure to see it yourself in person!
For many of us, holistically-minded parenting started before our babies were even born. I focused a lot of prenatal energy on planning a natural and non-medicated birth, took a Bradley course, hired a doula, planned to encapsulate my placenta, and wrote down birth preferences for my labor and delivery team.
Not much went according to plan. Read More
Pregnancy and childbirth are incredible feats of human strength and ability. But, too often women are left injured for months or even years after giving birth. The therapists at Body Connect Health and Wellness (BCHW) dedicate much of their practice to rehabilitating postpartum women through an emerging specialization called pelvic physical therapy (PT). Read More
The Natural Products Expo holds two events annually, one on each coast, for those in the industry of healthy food, body care and supplements to showcase their wares and connect with buyers, investors and influencers. Lucky for us, Expo East 2015 and 2016 have been in Baltimore, so I’ve been able to connect with brands I already love and to learn about many more I’m excited to tell you about! Read More
The third annual National Kids Yoga Conference took place earlier this month and brought nearly 400 people together to talk about mindful movement for children. The conference will return to Catholic University next year, October 13-15, 2017. Here’s a glimpse at some of the highlights from this year’s Saturday program.
Author Elizabeth Pantley has just released her latest book, The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Newborns: Amazing Sleep from Day One – For Baby and You. This book is a must-have for parents with newborns or for those who are expecting a baby. Pantley’s advice will help parents get their children off to a good start with sleep and avoid the need for sleep coaching in the future.
The Take Back Your Health Conference comes to the Tysons Corner Marriott October 29 and 30. Now in its fifth year, this fall tradition for health and wellness enthusiasts is partnering with iSchool for the Future to offer a Kids Camp that will lead children ages 7-12 through their own healthy living program. Read More
A family event at a Waldorf school offers wholesome fun with nature-based crafts, outdoor imaginative play, healthy food and magical puppet and marionette plays that engage young children in a deep, profound way. Two such events this fall include the Fall Festival on October 22 at Potomac Crescent Waldorf School in Alexandria, Virginia and the Fall Bazaar at Washington Waldorf School in Bethesda, Maryland on November 19. Both events go on rain or shine event with fun for the whole family. Read More
Most parents want their children to feel calm, and the folks at Potomac Crescent Waldorf School have worked hard to create a peaceful, soothing environment in their new home at Fairlington Presbyterian with in Alexandria. Before the school moved into the space last fall, parents, staff and alumni transformed the classroom walls using a painting technique called lazure. Paired with the abundance of natural wood and textiles in Waldorf classrooms, the skillfully painted soft peach walls help children and adults alike feel calm and grounded. Read More
Pleasance Silicki and Alexandra Hughes are moms on a mission to help other moms find joy, take care of themselves, and learn to be present even in challenging situations. At the end of October, they will be taking their show on the road for a unique weekend of self-care at their Moms UP! Retreat in beautiful Meadowkirk, Virginia at Meadowkirk Manor. Read More
Kids who see their parents making mindful decisions about transportation are more likely to grow up doing so themselves. The air quality in Washington DC and in nearby Virginia locales get an F for Ozone. Children are more susceptible to developing problems from pollution. Thursday, September 22 is Car Free Day. The folks at air quality leader Clean Air Partners and transportation network Commuter Connections are encouraging residents to take the Car Free Day pledge to get people ready for the big day! Read More
There are so many terrific events for health-minded folks this fall! Always check out our calendar, where it’s free to list your own events, and be sure to follow our Facebook feed, where we share even more events. Here is a quick compendium of some of the not-to-be missed events this fall! Read More