Archive - 2017

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Dr. Anne Berkeley brings Naturopathic Medicine to DC-area families
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Real Food for Kids: Expo and Healthy School Advocacy Training
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A peek inside the Mindful Life Conference April 20-23
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Getting Kids Outdoors in Nature NoVA Outside Conference
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Motivational speaker Brie Mathers teaches Arlington girls to “Love the Skin You’re In”
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School Gardening Resources
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Guide to Holistic Family Living eBook – take our feedback survey to enter a giveaway!
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Plants that grow and regrow, whatever the weather!
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LUNAFEST “connects women through film” March 8 in Arlington
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Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge & Wellness Expo returns March 11
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The impact of lighting on health in school and work environments
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Bronson Family Dentistry to hold Health & Wellness Conference
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Safe Sweets for Valentine’s Day: eating EVOLVED primal dark chocolate + more

Dr. Anne Berkeley brings Naturopathic Medicine to DC-area families

“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.

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Real Food for Kids: Expo and Healthy School Advocacy Training

Real Food for Kids recently held its annual Culinary Challenge and Wellness Expo with hundreds of students attending from more than a dozen schools and is holding a Healthy School Advocacy Training on April 5 in Falls Church. Read More

Getting Kids Outdoors in Nature NoVA Outside Conference

Whether you’re an early childhood educator, a parent or a grandparent, there are tremendous benefits to getting children outdoors in nature. This Saturday, NoVA Outside is organizing a half-day conference called “Getting Kids Outdoors in Nature: Making it Happen” to provide support, strategies, ideas and the reasoning behind getting outside that will inspire any adult working with young children.

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Motivational speaker Brie Mathers teaches Arlington girls to “Love the Skin You’re In”

Inspirational self-empowerment speaker Brie Mathers is in town sharing her “Love the Skin You’re In” presentation with girls in Arlington Public Schools. Her presentation helps girls understand how ideas of beauty are socially constructed and uses mindfulness tools to show them how to connect to their inner selves and to others in a way that nurtures their spirits.

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School Gardening Resources

School gardens are such a terrific resource on so many levels, but it takes work to get one started, to maintain a program, and to hand it over when it’s time for key players move on. Fortunately, there are lots of resources out there to support parents and teachers who value outdoor learning and gardening programs. Read More

Plants that grow and regrow, whatever the weather!

Even though we’ve had a mild winter, the low temperatures this past weekend reminded us that it’s not time to get busy in our gardens just yet. However, there are lots of ways you can grow and regrow vegetables and herbs indoors at any time of the year. All you need is sunshine and water and a starter plant – something you might have thought was just trash or fodder for the compost! Read More

LUNAFEST “connects women through film” March 8 in Arlington

Postpartum Support Virginia is bringing LUNAFEST back to Arlington on March 8 with a program of independent films by women, an author reading and a raffle. Read More

Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge & Wellness Expo returns March 11

Real Food for Kids is holding its 2017 Culinary Challenge and Wellness Expo on Saturday, March 11 at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Participants will get to sample food from competing teams, enjoy a healthy lunch, hear a keynote by Fairfax County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services Director Rodney Ford and participate in two workshop sessions. Read on to learn more and find out how to win one of four free tickets! Read More

The impact of lighting on health in school and work environments

How healthy is your workplace or school environment?  Could poor lighting be causing you health problems? Read More

Bronson Family Dentistry to hold Health & Wellness Conference

The ALF Educational Institute, a project of McLean’s Bronson Family Dentistry, is holding its first annual Interdisciplinary Health & Wellness Conference in Arlington March 24 and 25 to address many facets of dental health as they relate to whole body health. The subtitle of the event is “A focus on whole health – a new perspective on nutrition, breathing, dentistry, orthodontics and myofunctional therapy.” Read More

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