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.
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.
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.
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.