Thank you for visiting Mindful Healthy Life of Metro DC! I’m so glad you’re here!

I hope the site serves as a resource and inspiration to help you find what you need to be healthy and pursue family wellness in the nation’s capital. This site consists of

  • blog that shares news, tips, and reflections on topics related to mindful parenting, family wellness, holistic health, and natural, green living
  • a calendar of events of interest to natural-minded families.
  • a resource directory with listings of practitioners, coaches, studios, organizations, and more. I’ve turned this directory into a local Guide to Holistic Family Living eBook.

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I am here to help and to learn. I hope the site inspires and uplifts you as an individual reader at the same time that it increases the visibility of mindful parenting and holistic living in Metro DC.

There are many varieties of healthy living. Everyone is on her or his own place in this journey. We aim not to judge or to add more shoulds to your life. I hope the site empowers you with information and resources that will help you feel confident in your parenting and healthy living choices, whatever those may be.

I aim to open eyes and hearts and to help you change your family’s life for the better!

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Who is behind Mindful Healthy Life?

Mindful Healthy Life was founded and is published and edited by writer Jessica Claire Haney.


Jessica Claire Haney is a Northern Virginia mother of two. In 2009, she founded the Arlington/Alexandria chapter of Holistic Moms Network for which she remained a co-leader until July 2016.

Jessica launched Mindful Healthy Life on Earth Day 2014. To learn more about why she started this site, read this Q&A.

A writer working on her first novel, Jessica blogs on her personal blog, Crunchy-Chewy Mama: Living naturally, most of the time and at TheDCMoms.com. Jessica has appeared on television on topics related to green and healthy living, and her writing has been published in The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Scary Mommy as well as in three anthologies.

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Learn more about Jessica’s writing as well as her editing, writing coaching and holistic business strategy consulting services at JessicaClaireHaney.com.

Jessica has served as a volunteer in schools on issues of wellness, environmental health, outdoor learning, and gardening and as an advisory board member of 2014 DC Birth and Babies Fair.

Find her on Twitter @mindfulhealthy and @crunchychewy and on LinkedIn. Follow Crunchy-Chewy Mama on Facebook.

Jessica is a Wellness Advocate with doTERRA essential oils. To learn about upcoming classes and specials, follow her new JCH Essentials Natural Health Facebook page.

Jessica is also a consultant with Beautycounter, a #SaferSkincare company that was one of the founding partners of the EWG Verified program.

Read more about Jessica and the other members of Team Mindful Healthy Life here.

To hear the story of how Jessica got involved in holistic health and natural parenting, check out her Q&A with herself and listen to her interview with Sister Jenna on the America Meditating radio show.

Read this disclosure for more information about this site.


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Click here to learn about the other site contributors and writers.

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Getting connected

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Question or idea? Email jessica (at) mindfulhealthylife (dot) com. Or fill out the form on the contact page.

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Be sure also to check out and follow our amazing partners and considering joining as a partner if you share our vision.

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Yes, I work with brands and businesses. If you have a product or service that will help parents find their way to wellness, Mindful Healthy Life can help parents find their way to you! Find out more about our partnership opportunities and collaboration opportunities, including sponsored posts and event coverage.

For a free initial consultation, email jessica (at) mindfulhealthylife (dot) com.

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This site uses affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, the founder receives an affiliate commission. This small percentage of money helps offset the costs of hosting this blog, which helps us keep this content free for you. We include products that most of our contributors feel good about and that we have reason to believe are healthy and/or sustainably created. However, each person makes his or her own choices, and none of our information or product links should be construed as taking the place of medical advice. We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 

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