Category - Mindfulness

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Spirit Camp returns to Arlington this summer – and winter!
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The Teal Center: Supporting the journey to parenthood & beyond
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Inspiration at Achieving Optimal Health Conference
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Expert panel addresses findings on health impacts of screen time on children
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At the 11th month – On goals & gratitude
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Namas Day Yoga Festival comes to Arlington 10/21
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Women’s Health & Wellness Day in Reston September 30
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Six Ways to Transform Your Life Before Labor Day
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7 Tips for Raising Kind, Compassionate & Mindful Kids
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Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week in Metro DC

Spirit Camp returns to Arlington this summer – and winter!

After its first summer in Arlington, Maine-based Spirit Camp led by Dancing Jaguar Inspirations will return in July 2018 and is bringing a sampler program to the area for parents and children to attend together on Sunday, January 7 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (UUCA). Read More

The Teal Center: Supporting the journey to parenthood & beyond

The Teal Center for Therapeutic Bodywork offers many healing modalities for parents, those who want to become parents, and for children. Read More

Inspiration at Achieving Optimal Health Conference

Being mindful doesn’t mean you always have good days. It means when things are rough, you remember to breathe because you’ve practiced it. And when tears come, you don’t judge them. You just be with your feelings in the moment, notice your thoughts, tell yourself you are not the same as them, and call on wisdom you’ve read or heard or cultivated on your yoga mat. This can still look messy, don’t get me wrong. But as long as there is openness to believing there is something to be gained, even from pain, there is possibility. Even though I got there late, I found inspiration at the Achieving Optimal Health Conference.

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Expert panel addresses findings on health impacts of screen time on children

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.

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At the 11th month – On goals & gratitude

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

Namas Day Yoga Festival comes to Arlington 10/21

Namas Day Yoga Festival will bring together local yoga and mindfulness teachers and students for an inspiring day of practice at the Arlington campus of George Mason University on Saturday, October 21. Read More

Women’s Health & Wellness Day in Reston September 30

Women’s bodies go through lots of transition in a lifetime, and especially during the childbearing years. Women’s Health and Wellness Day, a first-time event in Reston on September 30, aims to support women through these transitions with a unique lineup of workshops by local experts in bodywork, movement, mindfulness and more.

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Six Ways to Transform Your Life Before Labor Day

There’s a change in the air! Fall is a great time to set a mid-course correction on the journey to your best self. Check out six “makeover” strategies that will help you embrace a sense of possibility and reinvention that could make your back-to-work, back-to-school return-to-reality a pleasure, not a chore. Read More

Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week in Metro DC

Show the world you support breastfeeding by participating in World Breastfeeding Week August 1-7 . There are events around town for nursing mamas and also for their supporters including lots of free classes at the Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington. I’m teaching one!

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