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Your Healthy Mind Program from BrainPower

Your Healthy Mind: A 7-Week Program to Shift Your Lifestyle & Eating Habits to Support A Healthy Brain As You Age! Join CIM Nutritionist and Health Coach Julie Wendt for this online group coaching program designed to support the lifestyle changes that will help you prevent cognitive decline as you age.  With a firm foundation in the Institute of Functional Medicine’s Recode program based on Dr. Bredesen’s work, Julie will present the latest research in an understandable format that will act as your guide toward establishing the set of […]

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Navigating Life’s Choices: 2018 Healthy Aging Forum

Workshop Descriptions Transitions: Re-imagining Ourselves for the Years Ahead Inventory your interests and learn how to explore new options. Find out how to chart new journeys and establish new priorities: careers, hobbies, intellectual pursuits and volunteer opportunities. Laurie Cameron of the George Mason University Center for the Advancement of Wellbeing and Steve Altman, former President of Northwest Neighbors Village will guide you. Thinking Ahead: Preparing to Age at Home How do we know when we should begin preparing to age in place? Learn how to adapt and manage your home […]

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Want To Be A Better Parent? Change Your Patterns, Not Your Children.

Grounded Parenting – A Six-Week Workshop To Become The Parent You Want To Be. Learn To Use These Internally-Focused Tools Mindfulness Brain Re-Wiring Techniques Byron Katie’s “The Work” Reframing Your Thoughts Mind/Body Awareness Enneagram In Addition To Learning New Concepts And Sharing With Other Parents In The Six Classes, Each Participant Receives A Complimentary One-On-One Coaching Session. Return Joy To Your Parenting Workshop Leaders Tickets LIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS AVAILABLE When: Wednesdays  February 7–March 14 7:00–8:30 pm Where: The White Lotus Wellness Center 4912 Berwyn Road College Park, MD […]

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9 Tips to Live Ayurveda This Fall

As we transition into the fall season, the season of Vata, we can empower ourselves by bringing as much energy and happiness as possible into our everyday life with these simple ayurvedic tips. With a few easy changes in our routine, it may surprise you how easily we can transition from one season into the next! Be with Nature Take time every day for a walk in the sun. Early morning is a wonderful time. Turn off the phone and listen to the sounds of nature or the environment, […]

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The Gap Between Seasons: Foods for a Fall Cleanse

The change from summer to fall is a period of time called Ritu Sandhi in ayurveda. It refers to the gap between seasons. This is a delicate time for the digestion, because the doshas are fluctuating and digestive capacity can also waver. This time of fluctuation provides a natural opportunity to cleanse the body, and ayurveda suggests that we make good use of the natural tendency of the body to cleanse itself. Maharishi Ayurveda recommends favoring lighter, warmer foods and skipping heavier foods during the few weeks when one […]

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Focus on Fall Health

As the dog days of summer wind down and a hint of crisp fall weather cools the night air, you might find yourself suddenly looking forward to going back to school or picking up the pace at work after a lazier summer. The seasons affect us. A saying in Maharishi Ayurveda, “As is the macrocosm, so is the microcosm,” captures an important principle: the outer environment affects our inner state of mind and body. When the weather is hot and humid during Pitta season (July-October), those Pitta qualities of […]

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September is National Recovery Month

Every September SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) sponsors National Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. Mental and substance use disorders affect people from all walks of life and all age groups. Mental Disorders As defined by SAMHSA: Mental disorders involve changes in thinking, mood, and/or behavior. These disorders can affect how we relate to others and make choices. Mental disorders take many different forms, with some rooted in deep levels of anxiety, extreme […]

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7 Ways to Protect Your Skin from Aging

Each year, Americans spend billions of dollars on beauty products to prevent their skin from aging. Yet keeping your skin youthful takes much more than applying a moisturizer. Knowing your skin type, eating the right diet, and daily cleansing are essential for fresh and young-looking skin. Protect yourself from the sun In our world of ozone holes and 30+ sunscreens, many people have come to think of the sun as an enemy to the skin. Yet the sun, besides being the source of energy for mind and body, also […]

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The Imago Center of Washington DC Announces Three New Women’s Groups

Hayley Hoffman; a Counselor Therapist at our partner organization, The Imago Center of Washington DC, will be leading three new Women’s Groups beginning this fall. Women in The Second Chapter of Life Women who identify as any or all of the following may be interested in a psychodynamic group therapy experience: 20-something to 40-something, curious about how you got here and who you are in this moment of your life, willing to explore the emotions, behaviors and patterns that keep you stuck, prepared to peel back “layers of the onion” […]

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Priming Your Microbiome for a Healthier, Happier Life: An Interview with Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary

People often say, “go with your gut.” But if the microorganisms that live in your intestines are out of whack, it might lead you to make unhealthy choices, according to integrative neurologist Kulreet Chaudhary, M.D. A pioneer in integrative neurology and the author of The Prime, Dr. Chaudhary draws from both Ayurvedic knowledge and Western medicine to treat her patients. In this interview, we talk with Dr. Chaudhary about the microbiome and how it affects our mind, body, and emotions. vpk: The microbiome seems to be making quite the […]

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