Archive - 2017

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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
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How safe are the coatings used to protect floors in the home?
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Integrating Essential Oils into your Family Wellness Toolkit: Stock up for Winter!
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2017 DC Namas Day Yoga Celebration: glimpses from my mat!
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Expert panel addresses findings on health impacts of screen time on children

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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How safe are the coatings used to protect floors in the home?

Hardwood floors in a home can emit a warm and inviting atmosphere, giving a home a classic and timeless look. Unfortunately, that is not the only thing the floors are emitting. Many of the floor coatings used to protect wood floors contain numerous toxic chemicals that emit harmful Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) into the air inside your home which can often be more harmful than the air outside your home.  This comes from a new report by UL Environment, a global safety science company, entitled The Safety of Wood Flooring. Read More

Integrating Essential Oils into your Family Wellness Toolkit: Stock up for Winter!

‘Tis the season of cooler weather when viruses replicate faster and we all spend more time indoors where germs get spread. If you haven’t already stocked up on essential oils to support your immune system and soothe any sicknesses that befall your family, now is the time! This week doTERRA is offering a series of Buy One, Get One offers! Also put December 9 on your calendar for my next Essential Oils 101 class at ITR Physical Therapy in McLean.

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Expert panel addresses findings on health impacts of screen time on children

The National Press Club hosted an Interdisciplinary Summit on Children and Screen Time November 1 with several pediatric media experts who have been involved in the first-ever special supplement to the journal Pediatrics on the issue of children and screen time. The non-profit organization Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development convened the summit and sponsored the Pediatrics supplement.

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