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Boosting Your Health

Boosting Your Health

Although yoga quickly became popular as a system of physical exercise in the Western world, it has a meditative and spiritual core as well

Create a Healthier & Happier Version of Yourself at Apex MD

Create a Healthier & Happier Version of Yourself at Apex MD

Integrative medicine, a primary focus at Apex MD, is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person—treating the mind, body and spirit synergistically.

The Gift of Presence

The Gift of Presence

As a methodical process for relaxing, tuning into the present moment and quieting the brain, mindfulness can help students deal with issues by using reason and not just emotion, which assists in dealing with the stress and anxiety of the teen years.

Alternative Strategies to 
Help Depression

Alternative Strategies to 
Help Depression

Medications are known to carry significant side effects, including the ability to cause depression to become a chronic, long-term condition that worsens.

Raising Consciousness

Raising Consciousness

The Recovering from Everyday Addictive Lifestyle program at the Richmond City Jail is intended to reduce recidivism (repeat offenses) by ensuring that individuals are prepared for reentry into society. Ellie Burke is a volunteer.

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Edward Humes on the High Cost of Transportation

Edward Humes on the High Cost of Transportation

Small Consumer Choices Have Big Impacts

When we click “buy it now” to purchase, say, a coffee pot, we support a process that has 165,000 miles of trains, planes, boats and truck travel attached to it.

Tree-Mendous Love

Tree-Mendous Love

How Trees Care for Each Other

Just like us, trees can communicate, nurture one another and protect each other from danger.

Cat-astrophe

Cat-astrophe

How to Slim a Fat Feline

Three of five American cats are overweight, but simple feeding and exercise strategies can restore a plump feline to jungle-cat sleekness.

Change Makers

Change Makers

Inspired to Act

Dedicated to improving their slice of the world, activists are energetically tackling problems that range from food waste in California to poor sanitation in Haiti to Alzheimer’s treatment in New York.

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Green Crisis

One in Five Plant Species May Face Extinction

Biodegradable Bottle

Algae-Based Jars Quickly Decompose

Bright Idea

Incandescent Lights Reinvented as Eco-Friendly

Cause and Effect

Activists Will ‘Sue’ Monsanto in Mock Trial

School Haze

EPA Helps Schools Cut Bus Emissions

Organic Rally

October is Non-GMO Month

Community Calendar

 

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New Hometown Advances in Laser Tech

New Hometown Advances in Laser Tech

USA Laser Biotech, in Bon Air, has introduced a new generation of Lumix laser systems for pain relief.

Chrysalis Fall Theme Full of Narratives

Chrysalis Fall Theme Full of Narratives

This fall, Chrysalis Institute presents a rich and varied array of classes, workshops and programs focused on the theme, The Narrative Thread: Story and the Search for Meaning.

Three Heads are Better Than One

Three Heads are Better Than One

Satori Poch, a licensed acupuncturist and owner of Comfort Acupuncture, LLC, has been approved to practice at Parham Henrico Doctor’s Hospital.

Integral Yoga Center New Teacher Training

Integral Yoga Center New Teacher Training

Integral Yoga Center of Richmond, an affiliate of Yogaville, is starting its 200-hour Yoga Alliance-accredited six-month long teacher training on November 8.

Injury Prevention for Young Athletes

Injury Prevention for Young Athletes

Injury Prevention for Young Athletes at the Therapeutic Massage & Wellness Center is a new program focusing on the growing concern of repetitive injuries experienced by young athletes.

Urban Baby Beginnings Helps Moms Thrive

Urban Baby Beginnings Helps Moms Thrive

Urban Baby Beginnings Community Cares Prenatal Clinic has opened at 1704 West Laburunum Avenue to change the approach to solving low birth outcomes for women in poverty through collaborative efforts, regardless of their income level.

Acupuncture Now Available on Southside

Acupuncture Now Available on Southside

Sean Honea, LAc, and his wife Erica Honea, MSOM, have opened the first dedicated community acupuncture practice south of the James River.

Integral Yoga Center Grand Opening

Integral Yoga Center Grand Opening

The Integral Yoga Center of Richmond, located in the Museum District, will hold a grand opening event for their new space at 213 Roseneath Road on September 24.

Holistic Community Group Changes Name

Holistic Community Group Changes Name

Richmond MindBodySpirit (formerly Richmond MindBody Fair) will begin a new season from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 10 at Archstone Counseling & Treatment Center.

Get Involved with the Local Food Movement

Get Involved with the Local Food Movement

Real Local RVA is a grassroots group of small, independent grocery stores, restaurants, farmers’ markets, farmers, producers and nonprofits dedicated to growing the local food scene in Richmond and the surrounding area.

Meditate the Vote—the Real Conversation

Meditate the Vote—the Real Conversation

The #MeditatetheVote grassroots campaign began on May 1 and will continue up to Election Day on November 8 to bring respect, compassion and a peaceful dialog to our election process.