We're trying out daytime meetings in November and December to see if we want to make it a regular thing! We'll be meeting on Tuesday November 9, 10 a.m. to noon, at Alexandria's Ellen C. Burke Branch Library at 4701 Seminary Rd. (east exit off 395, then left at the light at Library Lane and right into the parking lot. Library is upstairs).
We'll informally recap the October meeting (Living Holistically on a Budget), talk ahead about November's topic of creating meaningful and healthy "Holistic Holidays," or just get to know each other and discuss whatever comes up. Open to all.
We'll have some toys, but please bring a toy if you bring a toy-playing child!
Evening Meeting: November 18 -- Creating "Holistic Holidays"
When the holidays roll around, do you get stressed out thinking about the following:
- How will I keep my family eating healthfully?
- How can I approach gift-giving, celebrating, and decorating in ways that fit my values?
- What are some ways to offer alternatives to family traditions or rituals that give me pause?
At the November 18 Holistic Moms Arlington/Alexandria meeting, we’ll discuss how to create “Holistic Holidays.” Open for discussion will be all aspects of the holidays – food, gifting, decorations, consumerism, traditions – anything that comes up as we approach winter holidays or in relation to birthdays and other celebrations.
Inayet Sahin, founder of Beyond Green Living, will give a presentation and then moderate our discussion and sharing.
Evening meetings are 7-9 p.m. at AUMC (see sidebar)