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Finding Solitude In An Era Of Perpetual Contact

Being alone has many benefits. It grants freedom in thought and action. It boosts creativity. It offers a terrain for the imagination to roam. Solitude also enriches our connections with others by providing perspective, which enhances intimacy and fosters empathy.

This Giant Straw Is Actually A Vertical Bladeless Wind Turbine

Small-scale wind generators, especially vertical designs, are the renewable energy pariahs, and the clean energy concept that many cleantech enthusiasts love to hate.

Magic Mushrooms Finally Being Accepted As Viable Treatment For Depression

First cannabis and now magic mushrooms are slowly being introduced back into the vocabulary of medical scientists. Shamans have known for millennia that the benefits of psychedelics for human health far exceed any perceived risks which are close to none.

The Pros And Cons Of Electric Vehicle Ownership

Every year new electric and hybrid cars hit the market. From budget-friendly U.S. manufacturers to luxury German brands, there’s an electric car at every price point and for every kind of driver these days.

Why Bullying Needs More Efforts To Stop It

As awareness spreads that bullying is not just a childhood rite of passage but a significant public health issue, the demand for action has increased.

Did Your State Make The Top 10 List For Its Commitment To Local Food?

Vermont once again tops all the other states in terms of their commitment to local food, according to the 2016 Locavore Index.

Good News Headlines 5/24/16

Florida's Saltwater Brewery has a pretty clever idea for replacing those environment-destroying plastic rings holding your Tecate cans together: animal food.

Featured Events: Pathways To Mediumship

This 5-day mediumship workshop at Omega Institute is a rare opportunity to study with two of the most authentic spiritual mediums, John Holland and Lauren Rainbow…

EarthTalk: Can We Ward Off Zika With Better Environmental Management?

Dear EarthTalk: Can we ward off the spread of the Zika virus with better environmental management?

Your Name Reveals Who You Truly Are

Do we make up our minds about others because of first impressions or does it go deeper than that? Are we subconsciously picking up something held in a person’s name, which is not recognized consciously, such that we have an immediate impression of who the person is?

After A Century In Decline, Black Farmers Are Back And On The Rise

These Black farmers don’t stop at healthy food. They’re healing trauma, instilling collective values, and changing the way their communities think about the land.

Alternative Medical Treatments for Chronic Pain

For those suffering from chronic pain, many medication and surgery options are hugely expensive, with some even not guaranteeing results. Because of this, more and more patients are turning to natural remedies and treatments to combat their symptoms.

The Pause

Life can occasionally hand you a time-out whether you asked for it or not. It could take the form of a health challenge, a job loss, a missed connection, or a misunderstanding. You are zooming along nonstop when suddenly an impenetrable wall appears right in front of you.

To Better Conserve Wildlife, Consider All Kinds Of Animals, Not Just The Ones We Hunt

For close to a century, the dominant method of conserving wildlife in the United States has been to protect and manage the areas where animals live. But land managers' top responsibility is typically to increase populations of animals that people like to hunt.

13 Habits Linked To A Long Life

Many people think life expectancy is largely determined by genetics. However, it seems that genes play a much smaller role than originally believed. Instead, environmental factors like diet and lifestyle are thought to be the key determinants. Here are 13 things you can do to increase the chances of seeing your 100th birthday.

Grow Full Size Fruits In A Fraction Of The Area With Bonsai Trees

Bon sai is an art that has been practiced in Asia for many centuries. It isn’t genetically altered to make it smaller. Bonsai trees are grown from the same seeds as trees that grow to full size. They are grown in small containers and trimmed and trained so that they remain small and elegant.

Good News Headlines 5/17/16

Tribal leaders in Oklahoma have vowed to plant nectar-producing plants for Monarch butterflies whose numbers have dwindled…

It’s Not Really About Bathrooms: Why The Trans Fight Is About Human Rights

What can counter the hate-filled narratives that are surrounding equal rights ordinance campaigns? The LGBT movement and its allies must amplify and center the voices of transgender people who are being vilified.

A Love Story

The first outing of these little ones was last week, although I saw that some of the cygnets had already hatched, very far away from the edge, where I couldn't go, and wouldn't, probably, even if I could.

The Continuing Saga Of Fluoride – Is There An End In Sight?

For several years now there has been a great deal of debate over the use of fluoride in the United States. Many people aren’t aware of the fact that the argument over whether or not fluoride is safe goes much deeper than just toothpaste and municipal drinking water.

3 Reasons You Should Skip Fabric Softeners And Dryer Sheets

Using fabric softeners sounds like a no-brainer. These common laundry products promise soft, fresh-smelling clothes, free of static and wrinkles, along with less stretching, fading and pilling.

Amazon Tribe Creates 500-page Traditional Medicine Encyclopedia

The encyclopedia is meant as a guide for training new, young shamans in the tradition and recording the living shamans’ knowledge before they pass.

What Small Farms Need To Compete With Corporate Food

Most small farms have to follow the same rules as big corporate ones. In Maine, flexible food ordinances have increased the number of small farmers.

Mumps Being Spread By And Among Vaccinated People

Again and again, outbreaks among vaccinated populations occur, yet rarely is the truth of the situation addressed, namely the fact that the vaccine is ineffective and doesn't work as advertised.

White Shark Populations Are Growing. Here’s Why That’s Good News

Tell people how happy you are that the great white shark population is on the rise, and you won’t find many who will join in the celebration. It’s understandable. We have an inherent and sensible fear of predators…

Good News Headlines 5/10/16

Ida Keeling is 100-years-old and set a world record after winning a 100m race at Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field.

15 Effective Foods For Mood And Happiness

There are many foods that may be hurting your mood, making you sick, and even pushing you toward depression! On the flip side there are many foods that promote your health, give you energy, turbocharge your memory and focus, and improve your mood.

Stamp Out Hunger Letter Carrier Food Drive Is May 14

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 17.4 million households were considered food insecure in 2014, 3.7 million of whom had children to feed. During the month of May, the Stamp Out Hunger food drive seeks to alleviate this hunger felt by 14 percent of U.S. households.

EarthTalk: What’s The Best Bang For My Buck On The New Plug-in Cars?

Dear EarthTalk: I’m finally ready to make the switch from my old gas guzzler to an electric or plug-in hybrid car. What are the best bang-for-my-buck deals on these newfangled vehicles?

World Naked Gardening Day Is Here — 12th Year Of Putting Humans Back In Touch With Nature

World Naked Gardening Day (WNGD) is an annual international event celebrated on the first Saturday of May by gardeners and non-gardeners alike.
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Daily Astrology

May 30, 2016

While we observe this year’s Memorial Day holiday, mental Mercury forms a trine to Pluto. The aspect is appropriate as, according to myth, Pluto greets the spirits of the departed and guides them to their resting place in the Underworld. On this day of…
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May 2016

Dark Star Philosophia has been honored to carry the works of over 18 different authors that we know personally. Come and meet 5 of them on this 2nd of 3 scheduled "Meet Our Authors"...

Cost: Free

Where:
Dark Star Philosophia
14A Old Harbor Road
Rockport, MA  01966
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Sponsor: Dark Star Philosophia
Telephone: 978-546-3976
Contact Name: Gera Shumaker

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with Libbie Bridge Work is a large part of our lives and for many, a source of stress. What if it doesn’t have to be? What if a shift in how we view work can change our relationship with...

Cost: $195

Where:
YogaLife Institute of NH
6 Chestnut Street
Lower Level
Exeter, NH  03290
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Sponsor: YogaLife Institute of NH
Telephone: 603-969-8968
Contact Name: Brian Serven
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Start your week on a positive note! Each Monday, we will come together to discuss meditation techniques followed by the opportunity to put those techniques into practice with a goal of developing a...

Cost: $10

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Telephone: 508-230-3680
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Join us to begin the day as the wise of ancient China have for centuries, stretching, breathing, increasing Qi (chi) (energy), unblocking and balancing Qi. The optimum time to practice, in ancient...

Cost: Suggested donation: $8-15

Where:
Open Spirit, Sue Dickerman Hall
39 Edwards Street
Framingham, MA  01701
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Sponsor: Open Spirit
Telephone: 508-877-8162
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Personal consultations and healing treatments with Patti Anastasia BS, RN, CWOCN, Holy Fire Usui/Karuna Reiki Master Blending the medical with the spiritual Patti Anastasia, owner of...

Cost: $60-90

Where:
Anastasia's Health Happenings
Boston North Technology Park, 110 Haverhill Road
Building C, Suite348
Amesbury, MA  01913
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Sponsor: Anastasia's Health Happenings
Telephone: 978-621-8435
Contact Name: Patti Anastasia
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Yoga for beginners, seniors, or anyone wishing for an effective slower-paced class. The teacher will modify poses for you as the need arises, and there are many props available.  Classes...

Cost: $15

Where:
Cambridge Health Associates
335 Broadway
Cambridge, MA  02139
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Telephone: (617) 959-2562
Contact Name: Barbara Lyon
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The ancient tradition of Reiki (“ray-key”) is used to channel universal life force energy through practitioners to those in need of healing for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual...

Cost: Donation

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Telephone: 508-230-3680
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With Katie Ramaci Come exercise the power of creation while connecting to your Angelic team. Learn the tools and create and/or enhance the pathways to bringing your wishes into reality. Bring a...

Cost: $30

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
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CPR and First Aid for the Energy Healer Blending the medical with the spiritual is not always easy. Join us for a teaching of the American Heart Association CPR guidelines within a context we...

Cost: $65 for CPR, $95 for CPR/First Aid

Where:
Anastasia's Health Happenings
Boston North Technology Park, Bldg C
110 Haverhill Rd, Suite 319
Amesbury, MA  01913
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Sponsor: Anastasia's Health Happenings
Telephone: 978-621-8435
Contact Name: Patti Anastasia RN, Holy Fire Reiki Ma
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Please join us for meditation, discussion, and refreshments. Newcomers and experienced meditators both welcome. Instruction provided.

Cost: Free, $10 suggested donation

Where:
Advaita Meditation Center
28 Worcester Lane
Waltham, MA
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Join Groton Wellness as our guest speaker, Laura Emerald, takes you on a two-hour journey into the higher realm and learn how to meet your spirit guides and perhaps interact with your loved ones...

Cost: $40

Where:
Groton Wellness
Mill Run Plaza
493 Main Street
Groton, MA  01450
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Sponsor: Groton Wellness
Telephone: 978-449-9919
Contact Name: Christine Habermann
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Join us to begin the day as the wise of ancient China have for centuries, stretching, breathing, increasing Qi (chi) (energy), unblocking and balancing Qi. The optimum time to practice, in ancient...

Cost: Suggested donation: $8-15

Where:
Open Spirit, Sue Dickerman Hall
39 Edwards Street
Framingham, MA  01701
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Sponsor: Open Spirit
Telephone: 508-877-8162
Website »

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Yoga for seniors, beginners, or anyone wishing for an effective slower-paced class. The teacher will modify poses for you as the need arises, there are many props available (including doing poses...

Cost: $15

Where:
Art & Soul Yoga Studio
91 Hampshire St
Cambridge, MA  02139
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Telephone: (617) 959-2562
Contact Name: Barbara Lyon
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Broga® ( Yoga for the Bros)  is a unique blend of strong yoga with functional fitness. Originally created as a class geared towards men, Broga® quickly found a following with women who...

Cost: $25

Where:
The Athletes Yoga
11 Cabot Rd
Woburn, MA  01801
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Telephone: (603) 566-8682
Contact Name: Chuck
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During this evening retreat, you will explore shame and guilt related to your experiences all the way from childhood to the present. These emotions and negative feelings, if not processed and...

Cost: $349

Where:
Bhavna's Wellness Group
512 Main St.
Shrewsbury, MA  01545
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Sponsor: Bhavna's Wellness Group
Telephone: 508-970-5620
Contact Name: Becky Resnik
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June 3 - 5, 2016 For Couples & Singles  Prerequisite: Tantra: The Art of Conscious Loving Beginners Weekend Seminar Putting It into Practice! Become A Master Lover!...

Cost: $525

Where:
Masonic Lodge
19 Academy St
Arlington, MA
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Sponsor: Source Tantra School of Yoga
Telephone: 888-682-6872 (x107)
Contact Name: Brynn Bishop
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June 3 - 5, 2016 For Couples & Singles  Prerequisite: Tantra: The Art of Conscious Loving Beginners Weekend Seminar Putting It into Practice! Become A Master Lover!...

Cost: $525

Where:
Masonic Lodge
19 Academy St
Arlington, MA
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Sponsor: Source Tantra School of Yoga
Telephone: 888-682-6872 (x107)
Contact Name: Brynn Bishop
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June 4 - 5, 2016 Unique view of the 22 major arcana to uncover personal limitations and gain clarity. Early discount. Limit 10. www.starwalkervisions.com.

Where:
Roots & Wings Center
Natick, MA


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Libby Barnett, MSW. 34 years experience. Reiki Energy Medicine author. Notebook, pin, certificate awarded. Credit cards accepted. CEU's/contact hours. Reiki II: 6/5

Where:
Newton, MA


Telephone: (603) 654-2787
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