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Spa Week in The Metro DC Area: EXTENDED!

Spa Week in The Metro DC Area: EXTENDED!

From Spa Week Media:

Kick your legs up and do the Spa Cha Cha… Spa Week’s not really over yet! Those $50 treatments are still kicking! It’s true. Every year, more than half of our spas decide that they are going to extend their Spa Week specials for another week, or even until the end of the month. Why? Many spas book up entirely for Spa Week itself, so they extend to accommodate all appointment calls.

Here’s the list of DMV spas that are still accepting appointments well into the month of October. Take advantage of the $50 sessions of healing, pampering, and relaxation while you still can!

Learning How To Balance Our Energy

     Socrates said, “the unexamined life is not worth living.”  While I always recommend positive self-talk, (the examined life is a joyful experience, for example), Socrates is suggesting that we step back from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life and have a look at who we are and what we have become. Perhaps you will agree, the wise teacher has a point! Where, you might ask, do we start?

     A great starting place for self-examination is comes in the form of an intriguing question:  Are we human beings or human doers?  Sometimes, I believe we should call ourselves human doers because it feels like we are always in action… we are doing this and doing that.  We all have such busy lives – going to meetings, conference calls, our kids’ sports games, carpooling, running errands, and so on…like well-oiled machines. 

GW to Offer Free Mental Health Screenings for National Depression Screening Day

GW to Offer Free Mental Health Screenings for National Depression Screening Day

 

This event comes from Courtney Bowe:

The Community Counseling Services Center at GW’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) is offering a free, anonymous education and screening program to assist in the public’s knowledge of depression and mental health treatment. As part of this free program, participants will complete a self-screening and have the opportunity to talk privately with a mental health professional.

 

Sweet Rewards: WUSA 9, ABC 7, NBC 4 and Fox 5 broadcasters taste cupcakes to support a great cause

Sweet Rewards: WUSA 9, ABC 7, NBC 4 and Fox 5 broadcasters taste cupcakes to support a great cause

On Tuesday, September 20th, ABC 7's Natasha Barrett hosted the 2nd Annual Cupcakes & Cocktails benefitting the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) held at One Lounge, 1606 20th Street, NW. Barrett was joined by fellow ABC 7 broadcasters Alison StarlingLeon Harris and Arch Campbell as well as Fox 5's Steve Chenevey, WUSA 9's Anita Brikman and NBC 4's John Schriffen to judge the cupcake competition.

Quieting the Chatter

If you’re familiar with Self Talk, you probably read or heard me or others refer to it as our thoughts, inner dialogue, or Board of Directors.  

Our Self Talk can get quite loud at times, especially during times of transition and stress. Our Self Talk is then moving at turbo speed.  So how can we calm down our thoughts when we lead such active, full lives? How can we decrease the overload and stress? How do we quiet down the chatter?

Since having thoughts or inner conversations is part of being human, and because our lives are so busy, here are some ways to help you quiet the mind:

Washington Sports Clubs Opening Doors to Hurricane Irene Victims

Although Hurricane Irene is long gone, her fury is still being felt by millions of east coast residents as they wade through her aftermath in an attempt to return to normalcy.  From severe flooding to lost power and water supply, the stories of all of our friends in all our communities affected are as expansive as those who have felt her aftermath.

District Agency Receives $8 Million Grant Award To Implement Affordable Health Insurance Exchange

District Agency Receives $8 Million Grant Award To Implement Affordable Health Insurance Exchange

 

This story comes to us from Dorinda White:

Wayne Turnage, Director of the Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF) for the District of Columbia, today announced that the District received a Level One Exchange Establishment grant award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). On August 12, 2011, 13 states and the District of Columbia were awarded over $185 million dollars in Exchange Establishment grants. The District’s grant award, in the amount of $8,200,716, will facilitate planning and implementation efforts to establish a certified and functioning District of Columbia Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) by January 2014. The funding from this Exchange Establishment grant will leverage the data, information and indicators gathered in the preliminary planning effort into a comprehensive project design document.