Do you ever
think that Congress and the President just aren't able to solve the
problems that we need to face? Does it seem like we may face conflict
and war forever?
sometimes seems that things will just continue to get worse. But there
are people who are rolling up there sleeves and using their abilities
to make the world better. And so often, it's women who are stepping up,
creating new types of businesses, helping those in need, and helping us
remember that, whatever your spiritual tradition, we are called to be
kind and compassionate.
In the DC
area, we are fortunate to have these women setting an example for
think with Whole Foods market so well established, it would be
impossible for a new store to open and compete with them. But that's
not the case. In McLean, VA, Denise Rodruiguez started Salud, a natural food
store. By focusing on the needs of customers with special concerns,
such as a gluten free, GMO-free, or vegan diet, Salud fills a very
Sherwood bought Kennedy's Natural Foods in Falls Church. She opened a
brand new natural food store in McLean. Both are now called Nourish Market. They specialize in
healthy foods prepared daily, using organic and locally sourced
ingredients. They offer classes on a range of topics to help us all
lead healthier lives.
new trend in living a healthy lifestyle: cleansing juices. And to meet
that demand, Amy Waldman started Puree
in Bethesda. They offer fresh organic juices that are popular for
cleanses. Plus it's a fun place to hang out.
The DC area
is fortunate to have dozens of yoga studios, and most of them are run
by women. Often, a women finds that yoga helps her build strength,
flexibility, stamina, and overall well being. Then she wants to share
that with others, and starts her own studio. There really is an element
of the Golden Rule in this way of thinking; someone finds something
that helps them, and they want to share it with others.
Novey feels that a central part of our spirital life is a caring for
God's Creation. She is the director of Maryland and greater Washington Power and Light.
The group helps congregations go
green, including help with buying clean power and installing solar
Allie Phillips is a DC area
lawyer that uses the power of the legal system to help animals. She
teaches law enforcement officers around the country about animal abuse,
particularly as is relates to domestic violence. She is also an author,
and is an expert on animal abuse issues.
so often seem to be wired for compassion. That's exactly what we need
right now to solve often complex problems in a world that is so quick
to anger. We all need to support them in this. And, to women who have
thought about a career path based on helping others... what could be
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DC area woman making a difference?
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