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Let’s Talk About Lyme Disease


If you had asked me about Lyme disease a few years back, I wouldn’t have had any inclination as to how serious this disease could be. That was until my mom, Jeanne, was diagnosed in late September of 2011...

5 Ways to Be Green and Save Some Green at the Same Time

Most people are attracted to the concept of greener living and stewarding the environment. However, many novices fail to get started living more eco-friendly lives largely because of the presumed cost that is associated.

The Armenian Genocide is Not Past

William Faulkner wrote, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” And so it is with the Armenian Genocide...

New Featured Event: Meditation and Forgiveness

Forgiveness means freeing yourself of the past. Meditation opens the door to being able to forgive, both yourself and others. Includes meditation instructions and meditation...

Good News Headlines 4/21/15

Germany abruptly shifted its policy Monday from a steadfast refusal to use the term “genocide” to describe the massacre of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces 100 years ago.

What Can I Do For Earth Day 2015?

April 22, 2015 is the 45th annual celebration of the first Earth Day in 1970, when 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies.

A Trade Rule That Makes It Illegal to Favor Local Business? Newest Leak Shows TPP Would Do That And More

Secret negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade and investment agreement involving 12 nations of the Pacific Rim, are coming to a close. Here are the Cliffs Notes in simple English.

Recycle Your Electronic Devices and Get A Verizon Gift Card

The Verizon Device Recycling Program helps the environment by providing a safe way to dispose of unwanted electronic devices and rewards consumers for recycling and being green.

Mom and the Cardinal

From my vantage point on the upper deck off the loft, I look down upon the spring birds. Doves, chickadees, juncos, grackles and sparrows dart to and from our feeders. But the most eye-catching of all is the bright red cardinal.

Solar Roadways Highlights American Innovation

Here’s the basic building block of what has been dubbed by its creators, electrical engineer Scott Brusaw and his wife Julie, a solar roadway.

The Problem With Pouring Billions Into Vaccination Programs in Developing Countries

Bill Gates, the biggest philanthropist in the world, continues to channel his billions into vaccines. While admirable on the surface, it’s tragic when you realize clean water and hygiene education are far more effective at reducing the spread of disease than any vaccination campaign.

Good News Headlines 4/14/15

When photographer Robert van Waarden heard about Transcanada’s Energy East project—a tar sands pipeline that, if built, would be the longest such pipeline in the world and would exceed the capacity of Keystone XL by about 30 percent—he did what he knew how to do: he took pictures...

How To Be Great By Doing Good

Want to change the world? Great! Before you do though, it’s worth taking a look in the mirror to learn about the biases that each of us has — biases that can derail our efforts to do as much good as we can.

The Hidden Place Where Snacking Occurs

There's a type of overeating that most people do without realizing. Overeating, emotional eating, and stress (that makes everything worse) crop up in the spaces between things.

Demystifying The Myths of a Plant Based Diet

If you're considering a plant-based diet, or you're new to the plant-based lifestyle, you may have questions. The plant-based diet is different in many ways from most other diets and lifestyles, and anytime something is different, myths and confusion about it can crop up from fear, ignorance, or misinformation.

Good News Headlines 4/7/15

In the wake of the financial crisis, President Obama took the helm of a sinking economic ship and helped to right it. Why are the Republicans so silent about the good news?

10 Things to Throw Away for Better Health

Each and every day, you come into contact with a large number of items—many of which have health risks that can accumulate over time. Many chemicals appear safe yet aren’t, and are not likely to be suspected when your health starts failing.

This Adorable Cartoon Explains Privilege in the Most Nonconfrontational Way Possible

I have no idea what it’s like to be a snail. Or a caterpillar. Or “you.” And you have no idea what it’s like to me me. Funny how that works, huh?

Celebrate National Volunteer Month by giving blood with the Red Cross

See the list of scheduled Central Mass blood donation sites and download the donation application form.

Boston Medical Center to Provide Acupuncture Services for People Living With HIV/AIDs

Boston Medical Center has a new program to provide acupuncture services in group settings to people living with HIV/AIDS.

Guardian Spirits of Nature Telesummit

Are you interested in the subject of nature spirits and the unseen elementals? Then you might well enjoy this free online event starting on Wednesday 1 April.

Good News Headlines 4/1/15

Hundreds of people gathered outside of the Indiana Statehouse on Saturday to rally against a new law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people...

Five Wishes Living Will

Five Wishes is changing the way America talks about and plans for care at the end of life. More than 18 million copies of Five Wishes are in circulation across the nation, distributed by more than 35,000 organizations. Five Wishes meets the legal requirements in 42 states and is useful in all 50.

The Golden Age

Many years ago, there was a debate going on in the science fiction community as to what constituted the Golden Age of sci-fi. Some claimed it was the 1940s and its swashbuckling space opera adventures.

Recently Vaccinated Individuals Found to Spread Disease

Even as the US measles "outbreak" has slowed, the vaccination debate rages on. It has become increasingly heated, at times inappropriate and oftentimes personal, as parents attack one another about their beliefs.

Good News Headlines 3/25/15

New bill signed Monday means that any eligible voter who does business with the Department of Motor Vehicles will be automatically registered.

Has Bill Nye Just Sold Us Down the River on GMO Labeling?

You may have heard that popular scientist Bill Nye has mysteriously revised his outlook on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Several years ago, the children’s show host advocated for the labeling of genetically modified foods...

11 Basic Guidelines for General Health and Longevity

A healthy lifestyle is essential to achieving optimal wellbeing and longevity. This infographic, "11 Basic Guidelines for General Health and Longevity," gives you useful tips to help you live a long and healthy life.

Fantastic Fungi: The Spirit of Good

The fungal-fantastical. Emerging from their axial homes, fungi are beginning to be understood as nutrients to the human consciousness and ecological sustainability.

Taking Better Care of Your Skin Naturally

In spite of all of our efforts to stay young, our skin ages right along with us. Even when we slather it with anti-aging and collagen boosting products it keeps aging, it becomes more and more important to take proper care of our skin.
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Daily Astrology

April 27, 2015

Gearing up for the work day could require extra careful planning or a detour from the usual thinking and travel routes. A late-morning lunar square to mental Mercury lies behind travel, communication and scheduling problems. This can be a good time...
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April 2015

April 26 ~ Celebration of Reiki Conference: Living Reiki, 8:00-5:30. Connect with your Reiki community, deepen your practice. Brookline Holiday Inn, Brookline, MA 02446. Early registration...

Cost: $80 - $90

Where:
Brookline Holiday Inn
1200 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA  02446
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Telephone: 781-572-4058
Contact Name: Judy Bousquin
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Join depth astrologer Kelley Hunter and shaman Janet Sraightarrow on a magical mystical retreat for women, as we honor and deepen our sacred feminine to more fully embody our true...

Cost: $275 by 4/14, $325 after, includes lodging. Each person brings food to share.

Where:
Private retreat cabin
Halifax, VT


Sponsor: Helia Productions & Be The Medicine
Telephone: (802) 456-1078
Contact Name: Kelley Hunter
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Are you in a creative rut?  Are you on a good roll and open to​ having even ​more meaning and possibility ​to your life? On Sunday, April 26,  Mahalo Art Center is...

Cost: Suggested donation $50-150, No One Refused

Where:
Mahalo Art Center
972 Western Avenue
Brattleboro, VT  05301
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Telephone: (802) 451-9495
Contact Name: Luz Elena
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If you have completed the Access-Bars class you're invited. Attending a bars gifting & receiving exchange is a wonderful opportunity to practice and enhance your bars skills while receiving...

Cost: $10

Where:
Energetic BEing Center
3 Barnard Lane
#301
Bloomfield, CT  06002
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Sponsor: Energetic BEing Center
Telephone: (860) 830-1180
Contact Name: Whitney Christina
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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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Come explore the ancient art of Belly Dancing! Reconnect your spiritual self and your emotional self and with your physical self. With these beautiful movements, tap into your beauty with the song...

Cost: $15

Where:
Open Doors Learning & Healing Center
395A Washington St
Braintree, MA  02184
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Sponsor: Open Doors
Telephone: (781) 843-8224
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Join us for a guided meditation to help you achieve a state of well-being, relaxation, and strengthen your connection to self. Each week, Elaine & Nicol alternate leading the group in a guided...

Cost: $5 Donation

Where:
Essence of Healing
254 Essex Street
Suite 204
Salem, MA  01970
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Sponsor: Essence of Healing
Telephone: 978-745-4800
Contact Name: Nicol Jackson
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Come explore the ancient art of Belly Dancing! Take your dancing up to the next level. This class helps prepare students for higher goals including performance. This is a low impact class. Wear...

Cost: $12

Where:
Open Doors Learning & Healing Center
395A Washington St
Braintree, MA  02184
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Sponsor: Open Doors
Telephone: (781) 843-8224
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Are you ready to bust through the blocks and limiting beliefs that may be tripping you up in life? Are you ready to stop listening to your fear voice? Are you ready to work miracles? This...

Cost: $250

Where:
Clear and Now Holistic Healing Center
52 Main St.
Andover, MA  01810
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Sponsor: Bliss Life Fulfillment Coaching
Telephone: 978-276-9886
Contact Name: Michele Shaffer
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Medicine wheel teachings are found all across the earth. They step outside the polarity and duality of the rational mind to combine two seemingly opposite core truths. They affirm and celebrates...

Cost: $375

Where:
Earthlands Retreat Center
Petersham, MA


Sponsor: Circles of Air and Stone
Telephone: (802) 387-6624
Contact Name: Sparrow Hart
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Fridays, April 10 - May 1 Relax with a cup of tea while learning how to read tarot cards! This 4-week beginner’s workshop provides hands-on activities designed to get you reading tarot...

Cost: $100 series

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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Enjoy this festival featuring holistic health practitioners, massage therapy,  Reiki, crystals, gems and jewelry, readings from psychic and mediums, animal communicator, medical intuitive,...

Cost: $5 Admission

Where:
Fairfield Community Center
61 Water Street
Fairfield, ME  04937
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Sponsor: The BEST Connection
Telephone: (207) 649-2386
Contact Name: C.B. Moody
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You are invited to Groton Wellness’ Seventh Annual Spring Open House!  A free, family fun day featuring Holistic Spa Treatments Meet our Practitioners Medical Demonstrations...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groton Wellness
Mill Run Plaza
493 Main Street (Rte. 119)
Groton, MA  01450
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Sponsor: Groton Wellness
Telephone: (978) 925-3221
Contact Name: Christine Habermann
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Q&A following the film with Dr. T. Colin Campbell (NY Times best selling author The China Study and pioneer in the benefits of the plant based diet), Nelson Campbell (Director of PlantPure...

Cost: $10

Where:
The Ridgefield Playhouse
80 East Ridge Road
Ridgefield, CT  06877
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Sponsor: Simpaug Farms

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Set in the beautiful forest of the Center at Westwoods, the mysterious neolithic world of "ANIMUS" comes alive through story and dance. A world where the spirits of nature entwine with...

Cost: $20

Where:
The Center at Westwoods
590 Gay Street
Westwood, MA  02090
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Sponsor: Melissa St Andrews
Telephone: (617) 780-6407
Contact Name: Melissa St Andrews
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Medicine wheel teachings are found all across the earth. They step outside the polarity and duality of the rational mind to combine two seemingly opposite core truths. They affirm and celebrates...

Cost: $375

Where:
Earthlands Retreat Center
Petersham, MA


Sponsor: Circles of Air and Stone
Telephone: (802) 387-6624
Contact Name: Sparrow Hart
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8 massage therapy CEU available The Energetic BEing Center in Bloomfield, CT is proud to offer a robust schedule of workshops so licensed massage therapists can fulfill their continuing...

Cost: $350

Where:
Energetic BEing Center
3 Barnard Lane
#301
Bloomfield, CT  06002
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Sponsor: Energetic BEing Center
Telephone: (860) 830-1180
Contact Name: 3 Barnard Lane
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