The Environmental Health and Asthma Subcommittee of the Arlington Public Schools School Health Advisory Board is holding its first Clean Air Awareness event on Monday, May 1, the first day of Clean Air Awareness Month and Allergy & Asthma Awareness Month. The group hopes to educate parents and APS staff about the connection between children’s health and the environment and to raise awareness about clean air habits, including turning off a car’s engine when parked and getting to school by bike, bus, walking or carpooling.
Check out the great collection of goodies I’m giving away this Earth Day, Mindful Healthy Life’s third anniversary! Read More
Spring is the season for Earth Day, Mother’s Day, yoga, and lots of other great events. We have loads of terrific activities listed in our calendar, where you can get a glimpse of the details of several events at a time. In this post we’ve added some more and offer a quick at-a-glance list the green and healthy events you won’t want to miss this spring & early summer!
On Tuesday, April 25, NoVA Outside will put on its 6th annual School Environmental Action Showcase, or SEAS, at George Mason University. The day for students K-12 is an immersion in STEM, an opportunity for public speaking, an education about environmental stewardship and a career fair all rolled into one. Read More
Maine-based Dancing Jaguar Inspirations is taking its Spirit Camp on the road to several different cities across the country this summer, stopping in Arlington for one week in July. This unique offering provides children ages 5-10 the opportunity to tune into their inner worlds and “connect to their spirit, that wonderful essence that makes each child a unique, beautiful individual.”
Every mother has a different set of needs to feel fulfilled. Some moms get deep gratification from homeschooling and/or homesteading. Others thrive on working a job that they leave at the office. Others seek to carve out a career that both celebrates and supports the values they hold dear. Renewed Living‘s Radical Rejuvenation workshops provide inspiration for those inhabiting that third space where moms feel compelled to create something in the world that reflects and feeds their inner vision.
The National Geographic museum is running two exhibits that help viewers young and old to appreciate the diversity of life in different regions of the world and that inspire curiosity to learn and explore. Read More
Pregnancy books can sometimes be overwhelming and not all that helpful, with advice and opinions that might not resonate with natural-minded moms. By contrast, local mom and postpartum support coach Kristy Rodriguez has come out with a helpful and supportive new book, Pure Nurture: A Holistic Guide to a Healthy Baby. The guide provides wisdom and guidance for expectant moms with an eye toward self-care for a healthy pregnancy and beyond to set the stage for a healthy recovery and healthy parenting for years to come.
“Some say it’s healthcare’s best kept secret” says Dr. Anne Berkeley about naturopathic medicine. “It takes the best of conventional and alternative medicine and blends them together to provide holistic care with an emphasis on wellness and prevention.” A naturopathic doctor (ND) practicing in NW DC, Dr. Berkeley shares her approach to wellness in this interview.