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Rethinking Our Diet to Transform the World

My name’s Kip. I had a stereotypical U.S. American childhood. My mom was a teacher. My dad was in the military, and I have one sister. I played all the sports growing up, but I especially loved the outdoors and camping…

15 Ways To Stay Sane On Black Friday

The United States' Black Friday holiday shopping ritual doesn’t have to be a descent into its usual madness. There are plenty of ways to build community, express gratitude, exercise your creativity, celebrate the commons, and otherwise stay sane. Here are 15 of our favorites.

Weekly Musings: Every Little Bit Helps

Last week at the Natural Living Expo I bought some alpaca felted dryer balls from Plain View Alpaca Farm. It’s winter and my clothes have taken on a life of their own from the static electricity in my dryer.

Good News Headlines 11/24/15

Bill Gates thinks the 1% should foot the bill for renewable energy, and he's offering the first $2B…

‘Impossible Becoming Possible’ As Clean Energy Surges

Offering a “clear sign that an energy transition is underway,” renewable energy comprised nearly half of the world's power generation capacity in 2014 and is already the second-largest electricity source on the planet after coal.

Featured Events: NOFA/Mass Winter Conference

The Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter invites you to its annual conference, featuring exhibits, an all-day seminar, 70 workshops on organic farming, backyard/urban gardening…

7 Benefits Of Drinking Green Tea Daily

When you look at the benefits of green tea, the list seems to be endless. That’s largely because green tea is minimally processed, which helps preserve the natural polyphenols and antioxidants that protect the body’s health.

Kikkoman Ends Animal Tests!

Following a vigorous PETA campaign that included more than 100,000 protest e-mails, countless critical social media posts, scathing media stories, and phone call blitzes to the company’s U.S. offices, Kikkoman—the most popular soy sauce company in the U.S. and Japan—ended its long-standing practice of experimenting on animals.

Recovering From Addiction: Understanding The Multi-layered Treatment Process

Addiction plagues millions of families around the world on the daily basis. Though there are many different types of addiction, one thing that remains the same is its impact on every aspect of a person’s life.

Carson's Crackers: The ExSEEDingly Good Snack Your Family Will Love

Seed crackers make a wholesome snack with a delightful crunch and a nutritional punch. In this recipe, combine sesame and flax seeds with farm-fresh eggs and spices.

Paris Attacks: ‘I will not give you the gift of hating you’

Antoine Leiris lost his wife Helene in the Bataclan theatre in Paris. His Facebook tribute to his wife and challenge to her killers has since been shared thousands of times.

Not For What He ‘Says’ But For What He Has ‘Done,’ Postal Workers Endorse Sanders

“Sen. Bernie Sanders stands above all others as a true champion of postal workers and other workers throughout the country.”

Eating Right Means More Than The Right Foods

What does it mean to eat right? One thing is indisputable: everyone has to eat something in order to live. We also know that no one lives forever. Somewhere between eating nothing and eating poison is healthy eating.

Weekly Musings: Expo Afterglow

I believe this is the first year I actually enjoyed the Natural Living Expo! While I dearly love the expo, the staff, vendors, speakers and all the 9000 attendees who somehow find parking spaces, producing an event this big makes you reach deep, both during the weekend production and all the months preceding.

Can Listening To Music Help You Sleep?

In our always-on society, a solid chunk of nightly rest seems, well, like a dream. We shave the edges of sleep to keep up, exchanging extra waking hours for compromised health, productivity and safety.

Good News Headlines 11/17/15

Starting in 2016, Rabbi Albert Guigui will be joined by Bishop Johan Bonny and Imam Khalid Benhaddou as the faces of diversity and coexistence on a new postage stamp put out by Belgian post office.

‘Too Many Times To Count’: My Experiences Of Racism At The University Of Missouri

I have lived in Columbia and been at the University for almost 18 years. During this time, I have been called the n word too many times to count…

These 5 Things Will Influence Your Health More Than Anything Else In Your Life

Most educational and government institutions around the world say we are destined for disease depending on our genetics and biology without ever addressing some of the most significant determinants that shape our health…

Health Freedom Rights For Herbalists and Others

Diane Miller and her lobbying organization, National Health Freedom Action are working on the behalf of herbalists and other healers to ensure their right to practice.

First Openly Gay Country Singer Shares Advice His Dad Gave Him As A Teen

The lead singer for Lavender Country, the first openly gay country band, shares the touching advice he received from his father.

Weekly Musings 11/10/15: Natural Living Expo

Today we're launching the new Weekly Musings column in celebration of the ninth annual Natural Living Expo being held this weekend, Nov 14-15, in Marlboro, MA. The big day for 2015 has finally arrived!

Good News Headlines 11/10/15

Turns out Canada’s new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, a self-proclaimed feminist, is not just a pretty face on some capaign posters—he’s also serious about his commitment to gender equality…

Universal Lessons: A Journey Through the Afterlife

How individuals in spirit are prepared for the task of guiding humans on earth.

Is Your Favorite Soy Sauce Torturing Animals?

Just when you thought being vegan meant not causing any harm to animals because of your diet, PETA comes out and turns your world upside down claiming your beloved soy sauce actually came to exist at the cost of many animal lives.

Obama’s Rejection Of Keystone XL Is Victory, But That's Not The Whole Story

President Obama's official rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday was met with grand applause from those who opposed the project and organizers who worked tirelessly, despite long odds, to force the adminstration's hand.

The Chocolates You Love So Much, Come With A Harsh Price – Child Slave Labor

A class action lawsuit filed late last month against Nestle, Hershey, and Mars, by three California residents, alleges that the companies are guilty of false advertising for deceiving customers into unwittingly supporting child slave labor, by failing to disclose the use of child slavery in the creation of their chocolate products.

Goodbye McMansion, Hello Simple Life: What I Learned From Thoreau

The philosopher's lessons include how to let go and find happiness—even after crippling debt and a heartbreaking divorce.

Sugar Isn’t Just Empty, Fattening Calories – It’s Making Us Sick

Children are manifesting increased rates of adult diseases like hypertension or high triglycerides. And they are getting diseases that used to be unheard of in children, like Type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease. So why is this happening?

Good News Headlines 11/3/15

Palau just created one of the five largest fully protected marine reserves in the world…

Want To Avoid Toxic Cosmetics? Look For This Mark

We often hear about the toxic brew of chemicals lurking in everyday items such as makeup, shampoo and nail polish, so how do we which products won’t do us any harm?
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Daily Astrology

November 27, 2015

The astrological indicators are eerily quiet. The Gemini Moon starts the day void of course. Many folks feel physically sluggish after over-indulging yesterday. Minds vacillate. Black Friday shoppers take note, even sale items can disappoint…
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November 2015

From Motion to Emotion: The Dance of LIfe A Day-Long Biodanza is a heart-centered, intimate dance/movement practice that will open you to love and a fully expressed life. 

Cost: $65

24 Village Lane
Berlin, MA
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Telephone: (917) 378-0169
Contact Name: Jana
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Marshfield Holistic has opened their doors at One Snow Road in Marshfield. Come to our open house and meet our healers and readers Kathleen Fay and Maureen Niak. Also meet Hypnotherapist Cliff...

Cost: Free

Marshfield Holistic
One Snow Road Suite 7
Citizens Bank Building
Marshfield, MA  02050
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Sponsor: Marshfield Holistic
Telephone: (339) 214-8194
Contact Name: Cliff Aguirre

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You could walk away with $100 in cash or a $50 gift certificate just by entering our photo contest!  For our Fall 2015 Photo Contest, we’d like to see your visual representation of...

Cost: Free

Beverly, MA

Sponsor: Au Soleil Healing Inc.
Telephone: (781) 228.0088
Contact Name: Elise Scanlan
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Learn the basics of Eden Energy Medicine in this fun, interactive, and enormously useful class. The class will cover the exercises that are part of Donna Eden's 5-minute Daily Energy Routine....

Cost: $39

Roots And Wings Healing Arts Center
317 N Main Street
Natick, MA  01760
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Telephone: (617) 388-5079
Contact Name: Rachel Rice

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Each week has its own unique energy offering the universe’s support to elevate that week. The Zohar, the foundational book of Kabbalah, shares what the unique energy is and the tools and...

Cost: Free

MGH at Charlestown Navy Yard
114 16th Street
Room D1
Charlestown, MA  02129
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Sponsor: Kabbalah Centre International
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The evidence is clear; stress is the number one health issue we face today. Yoga skills in breathing , meditation, and yoga movements are easily to learn and enjoyable to practice. Check ...

Cost: $12

Bhavna's Wellness Group
512 Main St.
Shrewsbury, MA  01545
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Sponsor: Body Breath and Spirit
Telephone: (508) 963-4786
Contact Name: Ginny Wholley
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Samahdi Contemplative Service with Rev. Ogun Holder at Unity on the River This is a wholly different experience from a traditional church service; a contemplative meditation called Samadhi...

Cost: donation

Unity on the River
58 Macy Street
Rt 110 Amesbury Plaza
Amesbury, MA  01913
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Sponsor: Unity on the River
Telephone: (978) 834-7830
Contact Name: Cynthia Perdigao
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While the older kids are in school, enjoy a special outing at the farm with your toddler or preschool-aged child. Meet us in the barn on Thursdays at 8:30AM for an hour-long interactive and...

Cost: $5 per person

Wolfe's Neck Farm
184 Burnett Rd
Freeport , ME  04032
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Sponsor: Wolfe's Neck Farm
Telephone: (207) 865-4469
Contact Name: Office
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Shamanic Drumming Circle founded 1993. Usually second and fourth Fridays of every month. Open to all, instruction available on website: www.friendsjourneycircle.org. Terrence (978) 952-2704 or...

Quaker Meetinghouse
Cambridge, MA

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