Saturday, July 6, 2013

Celebrating the Solstice with a Potluck Social!

After a winter and spring of inspiring presentations, we got to connect and play in at a potluck social and celebrate the summer solstice at Fort Scott Park, 5-8 p.m. on June 20.

What amazing weather! Not only was it a delight to have the chance to play, catch up with old friends, and make new ones, but it could not have been a more gorgeous evening to celebrate the beginning of summer!

Delicious food and a wonderful time were had by all! Thank you to everyone who came out and to everyone for sharing the goodness of your kitchens!

Special thanks to Amy and to chapter co-leader Leigha for organizing crafts and making the gluten-free sunbread and to our guest Kristen of MommeMeals for letting us sample her brand-new GoBites lactation bars!

Our August meeting will be a discussion and we might have a food-focused meeting in December. We'll have Moms Nights Out and motherblessing events for members, but our next big social event open to the public will be a 5-year chapter anniversary party on March 20, 2014. We hope to invite back all of our speakers and other interested folks who might want to connect with our community plus some entertainment. Stay tuned for more details!

Practitioners and holistic businesses: Contact Jessica at JessicaHMNArlAlex (at) gmail if you're interested in donating refreshments or an item for our silent auction or having a table at this event!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Thirsty? Get the health facts of What's in Your Cup?

We all know it's important to stay hydrated in the summer. But how can the specific beverage in our cup affect our health?

Join us for the second meeting in our Vice or Nice series exploring the goods and bads of caffeine, alcohol and carbonated beverages. HMN member and holistic health and nutrition coach Christi Flynn of Raia Health will cover the pros and cons of each. Christi will reveal the hidden problems in our beverage choices, best kept secrets to conquering our cravings and shows us how to leverage healthy stimulants to get easy, instant energy without harmful side effects.

Please let others know about this meeting: Caffeine, Cocktails and Carbonation: How to Kick Your Cravings, Upgrade Your Options and Have Boundless Energy To Bounce Through Your Day

See you July 18, 7-9 p.m. at AUMC, 716 S. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA!