Today, the stewards of Belmead — the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, an order of religious women founded in 1891 by St. Katharine Drexel — are working hard to maintain the 2,200 acres sitting on the James River. This is land where 150 slaves labored under their master, Philip St. George Cocke, a brigadier general who committed suicide in 1861, after leading Confederate troops in the Civil War battle of First Bull Run. Although the students are gone, the sisters continue to live on and maintain the property, with considerable volunteer assistance from alumni and other friends. Sister Maureen Carroll, Belmead's executive director, says she and her team are fully engaged in keeping the land relevant and vital, particularly in terms of conservation and education.
Angela Luna is a graduate from the Parsons Class of 2016, and winner of the Womenswear Designer of the Year Award and Eyes on Talents Innovation Award. At only 22 years old, she is a social entrepreneur and designer currently in the process of establishing a humanitarian brand with a focus on using innovative design to solve global issues. Her first collection is made to assist refugees, with unisex and one-size convertible outerwear. Through widespread donations, she sees the potential for design to make a difference in the lives of the other 90%. She is dedicated to being a leading innovator in solution-based design, generating products that better the world.
For the last four years, Scott has been working with the Washington D.C. Office of Planning and the Ward 8 nonprofit Building Bridges Across the River at THEARC to transform an old freeway bridge into a park above the Anacostia River. The old 11th Street Bridges that connect Capitol Hill with communities east of the river have reached the end of their lifespan, Scott is working with the community to use the base of one of the bridges to create a one of a kind civic space supporting active recreation, environmental education, and the arts. Scott is a resident of Barrack’s Row and has lived in Washington D.C. for the last 10 years. He has worked in the education field for twenty years and began his career teaching at Kidspace.
Sarita views herself as a semi-healthy gal with a love for food, wine & city living. She started VineMeUp in 2013 after years of micro-blogging. Currently, Cheaves hops around local wine shops for great wine finds & host a YouTube show called The Swirl Suite. VineMeUp does private tastings & special events. He goal is to maintain zen through a wine-filled lifestyle.
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Zen Cryar DeBrücke is the author of Your Inner GPS. She is an internationally renowned teacher, speaker, and coach whose programs have helped people all over the world transform their personal and business lives for the better. Your Inner GPS is divided into three parts. Part 1 introduces the Internal Guidance System and helps readers understand how it operates through sensations in the body. Part 2 helps readers retrain their mind to easily recognize when their IGS is giving them guidance and is rich with exercises so that readers can practice their IGS with confidence. In Part 3, Zen focuses on troubleshooting by sharing problems her students have faced while using their IGSs and how they overcame them.