Every parent has tough days. As a family therapist and parenting coach – and a parent myself! – I’ve found that cultivating a mindfulness practice based on three simple approaches can make a huge difference in the happiness of our home. Read More
This morning marked the Grand Re-Opening weekend for the Alexandria location of local natural foods grocery chain MOM’s Organic Market. The expanded store has a 40% larger footprint and now features a Naked Lunch eatery, GOTS certified organic pillows and mattresses, a Backyard Beekeeping section, expanded bulk and health & wellness sections and much more. The Grand Reopening weekend is full of vendor tastings and fun events.
You might think that a mom who is a professional photographer would be on top of her game when it comes to capturing images of her own child. The real story for me is much more complicated. Read More
Moms Clean Air Force is organizing its fourth annual Play-In for Climate Action on Thursday, July 13. This family-friendly advocacy opportunity includes fun climate-themed activities for kids followed by a press conference with lawmakers and advocates for children’s health and the environment. Read More
Here’s a confession: part of me has been dreading this summer. It sounds rather awful, I know, but the thought of my kids tearing down the stairs at 7 a.m. demanding my full attention while I try to write one last sentence at my computer and then have a whole entire day laid out before us for which we have to fill, well, it strikes a bit of fear in my heart and stirs up my anxiety.
With its many fitness studios and holistic-minded businesses and organizations, Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood is a natural place to host a day of events and activities that support health and wellness. On Saturday, June 24, the Del Ray Business Association will put on Well Ray, a day of free classes, demos, and talks with ample opportunities to meet vendors from the community and learn how to be healthy and well. Read More
Lyme Disease is a complex topic about which there are many different opinions. Even if you don’t believe anyone you love is currently affected by Lyme, it’s likely someone will be at some point. Join me in learning this summer! Read More
The National Kids Yoga Conference is a terrific opportunity to learn about teaching yoga and mindfulness to children and to connect with wonderful people who have dedicated their lives to the cause of raising calm, centered, confident youth. Organized by Alexandria-based YoKid, a nonprofit organization bringing yoga to underserved youth, NKYC 2017 will take place in Old Town Alexandria, October 13-15. At the 2016 conference, we connected with several creative folks whose books and products help support children’s connection to their inner yogi. Read More