Hardwood floors in a home can emit a warm and inviting atmosphere, giving a home a classic and timeless look. Unfortunately, that is not the only thing the floors are emitting. Many of the floor coatings used to protect wood floors contain numerous toxic chemicals that emit harmful Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) into the air inside your home which can often be more harmful than the air outside your home. This comes from a new report by UL Environment, a global safety science company, entitled The Safety of Wood Flooring. Read More
‘Tis the season of cooler weather when viruses replicate faster and we all spend more time indoors where germs get spread. If you haven’t already stocked up on essential oils to support your immune system and and soothe your family during difficult times, do it now! This week doTERRA is offering a series of Buy One, Get One offers! Also put December 9 on your calendar for my next Essential Oils 101 class at ITR Physical Therapy in McLean.
The National Press Club hosted an Interdisciplinary Summit on Children and Screen Time November 1 with several pediatric media experts who have been involved in the first-ever special supplement to the journal Pediatrics on the issue of children and screen time. The non-profit organization Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development convened the summit and sponsored the Pediatrics supplement.
November is unique. Before I had children, I thought of it simply as the month of Thanksgiving, between the very-autumnal October and the beginning of winter in December. It’s taken on a different feel now that my children are in elementary and middle school… and now that I am in middle age! Read on for this more-personal-than-normal post about this season. Read More
Sarah Lascano is a Northern Virginia mom of three who, after healing from chronic illness, got trained in the modalities that made such a difference for her and now works with children and adults to help them heal. Her business, Veritas Wellness, is a new partner of Mindful Healthy Life. In this interview, Sarah shares her experience and her approach and offers a discount code and a giveaway for a free mini-session. Read More
Imagine a local family resource guide with over 500 listings of practitioners, wellness centers, yoga studios, parenting resources, nature spots and more to explore in Metro DC plus opportunities for self-care and a roundup of health & eco-friendly events and activities. It’s here – for free! – right here on this site!
The Mindful Healthy Life eBook Guide to Holistic Family Living is expanding and finalizing additions and revisions for its third edition to be released later this fall.
One of the staples of the fall health & wellness circuit here in Metro DC is the Achieving Optimal Health Conference held annually at Georgetown University. This year’s AOHC takes place Saturday, October 14. The event features inspiring exhibitors, a delicious healthy lunch and a full slate of terrific speakers, including Iyanla Vanzant, Spiritual Lifecoach and New York Times best-selling author.
I’ve got FOUR tickets to give away for this great event!
Parents engaged in public schools have a tremendous opportunity to effect change and improve the lives of hundreds of children. Whether your personal passion is nutrition, outdoor learning, mindfulness, conscious alternatives to reward and punishment systems, movement, gardening, recycling and composting or other topics related to health, wellness and sustainability, there are lots of ways to get involved and inspire others.
I have been on a mission over the last several years to start incorporating more and more articles of clothing into my closet that are made from companies that use ethically sourced and organic materials as well as sustainable manufacturing practices. Who knew that sustainable, “good for you and the planet” clothing can also be stylish and affordable! It actually can! Read More
Summer is winding down, but opportunities for learning and playing abound! Several terrific events are coming to the DC area in the next few months, and you’ll for sure want to tune in to some great free online summits to gain knowledge on your own time.
I’ve learned a tremendous amount from every Take Back Your Health Conference held here in the DC area since the event’s inception in 2011. It’s been so rewarding to watch the conference grow, It’s especially exciting that its founder, health coach Robin Shirley, is expecting her first child later in the fall! If you haven’t made it to TBYH before, be sure to catch it this year!