Vol XI December 2008 | The Village Green Apothecary E-Newsletter
What Pushes YOUR Holiday Stress Buttons?
Let’s face it… this can be a hectic and stressful time of year. As if there wasn’t enough going on normally, now you’ve got relatives visiting, kids going crazy, extra chores and cooking, gifts to buy and wrap, decorating and donating and dozens more things to do, all on top of this difficult economic time.
Before it all becomes overwhelming, take a moment to check out our handy tips for keeping stress at bay in the coming weeks…
Village Green’s Head
Miriam Peters is a native of Morocco, but when you talk with her you’d never guess her first language was French. Raised mostly in New York City, Miriam is a graduate of the College of Pharmacy at St. John’s University in Queens.
Soon after becoming a pharmacist, Miriam became disenchanted with pharmaceutical companies and the FDA. Every day, she was hearing the frustrations of people struggling with prescription side effects, and traditional pharmacy seemed like a big disappointment.
Miriam started looking for an avenue to help people deal with side effects, hopefully improving their health. She found her answer at Village Green Apothecary, where she can blend the best of traditional pharmacy with nutrition and alternative remedies. She also gets to fulfill her greatest passion, working with older people. In Miriam’s own words,
“I just focus on talking and listening to people, and making them feel better and happy. They’re so grateful, and they thank you so much! I find myself thinking, ‘Holy cow! I think I made a difference!’”
When she’s not at Village Green, Miriam is busy with her second job: mother of two. Max and Samantha, and Miriam’s husband John, are the lucky beneficiaries of one of Miriam’s other passions: cooking. Her favorite indulgence is pasta with tomato cream sauce.
To work off those delicious calories, Miriam is also a Tai Chi enthusiast and recommends this slow-moving form of exercise for everyone. “I love it! It takes a lot of balance, and teaches you to get out of stressful situations in a very calm manner. And it gives me loads of energy!”
Since she commutes from Vienna to Bethesda each day, Miriam is an avid listener of books on tape. Mysteries by James Patterson and thrillers by Daniel Silva are particular favorites for taking her mind off Beltway traffic.
At home, she reads cookbooks and — no surprise here — pharmacy books.
Come and meet Miriam and see for yourself how this enthusiastic, forward-thinking pharmacist can help you. When you visit Village Green Apothecary, Miriam guarantees “You’ll leave feeling better — whether or not you buy anything.”
Essential Nutrients For Immediate Support
When you feel yourself getting tense or frantic, it helps to have a quick source of nutritional support. Keep these two supplements on hands for immediate stress relief:
Essential Nutrients For Ongoing Support
To build up your body’s long-term ability to cope with stress, these supplements are a must.
Individualized Nutrition, Pharmacy, and Healthy Living
5415 W. Cedar Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814
Village Green Apothecary is an integrated (whole-health) pharmacy and healthy-living store based in Bethesda, MD. For over 40 years, we have been providing people with individualized nutrition and healthy living resources, as well as traditional pharmacy products and specially compounded prescriptions.
We have 45 trained professionals including pharmacists, nutritionists, and even an herbalist, who offer customized products and personalized health plans to ensure your health and well-being. At Village Green, you can get the kind of person-to-person help and attention that mass-market pharmacies have long ago forgotten. People come from near and far because they know we’ll help them, and thousands of people also order from us by mail or online.