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Good News Headlines 9/27/16

The UK is designating an enormous amount of space located around a few of its British overseas territories as protected areas, ending commercial fishing around the islands and ensuring preservation of marine life in the area.

Featured Events: The Share International New England Expo

During this profound, global crisis, the World Teacher, Maitreya, comes to guide all humanity away from fear, greed and competition toward a civilization based on sharing and justice for all…

How You Can Support Standing Rock

This is your pipeline battle too. Whatever you have to offer, we need it. Wherever you are, take one step deeper. Find your voice. Find your own front lines.

First Country Emerges To Ban Plastic Cutlery, Plates and Cups

Knowing the threat plastic poses to our environment and health, Narayana Peesapathy created a tasty and nutritious alternative: edible cutlery.

Give Your Complexion A Helping Hand As You Age

Taking good care of your skin and using a few techniques to slow down the effects of aging will let your natural beauty shine through, whatever your age.

Here’s How To Raise A Child To Be Sympathetic

Parents and teachers might often wonder how to teach children caring toward others – more so when the world feels full of disagreement, conflict, and aggression.

Why Fixing Your Phone Is One Of The Most Empowering Things You Can Do

You become something more than just a consumer. Something different. Something better. You're a fixer. And armed with a screwdriver and a repair manual, you can fix the world—one broken gadget at a time.

EarthTalk: Protecting The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

What’s the latest in the battle over whether or not to permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)?

Confirming Big Pharma Fears, Study Suggests Medical Marijuana Laws Decrease Opioid Use

It is of little wonder that Big Pharma has been exposed actively undermining efforts to legalize marijuana, after new research on Thursday found a drop in the use of opioid painkillers in that states that allow people to treat pain with good, ol' Mary Jane.

Before Anything Else, We Are All Human

Here's the Ad Council's LoveHasNoLabels diversity-themed PSA, featuring real people and stories, which just won this year's Creative Arts Emmy for Best Commercial.

Water — The Elixir Of Life

Water covers seventy percent of Earth, yet only one percent is available as drinking water, and much of that is of questionable quality.

Good News Headlines 9/20/16

Hundreds of nuns trained in Kung Fu are biking the Himalayas to oppose human trafficking…

What You’re Not Being Told About Zika But Need To Know

As you may recall, the Zika virus made big headlines back in January and February when the Brazilian government blamed Zika-carrying mosquitoes for an uptick in reports of microcephaly, a condition in which babies are born with unusually small heads.

Ants, Birds And Bacteria Can Teach Humanity About Teamwork

Researchers believe that some of the most complex technologies of our times, such as robotics or cognitive computing, can learn a thing or two from swarms of ants, pigeons and bacteria.

14 Ways To Lower Your Insulin Levels

Taking steps to increase your insulin sensitivity and decrease your insulin levels may help you lose weight, lower your risk of disease and increase your quality of life.

Climate Justice Meets Racism: This Moment At Standing Rock Was Decades In The Making

North Dakota’s militarized response to activists opposing the Dakota Access pipeline—and the Standing Rock Sioux’s fierce resolve—reflect the area's particular racial divides.

‘Sickening’ Killing Of Wolf Pack Proceeds Despite Research Debunking Program

New research shows killing wild predators may not only be ineffective in protecting livestock, but can actually increase livestock deaths.

I Took A Side Job Selling Cherries At Pike Place—And Now Love The Farming World

When I first saw the “Help Wanted” sign posted at the stall of a farm at my local farmers market in Seattle, I hoped I’d get work picking cherries. When I called, it turned out the job was selling them, but that was almost as good.

Good News Headlines 9/13/16

Big news, everyone: G.I. Joe has traded in his weapon for a yoga mat.

Japan’s Notorious Dolphin Hunt Is Where The World’s Aquariums Shop

The notorious annual dolphin hunt got underway last week in the small Japanese town of Taiji. During the six-month hunting season, terrified dolphins are violently herded into a narrow cove. Most are slaughtered — but scores of “good-looking” ones are captured and shipped off to aquariums.

FDA Bans Triclosan And 18 Other Ingredients In Antibacterial Soap

We've become a nation of germaphobes, washing regularly with antibacterial soap, but the Food and Drug Administration has finally said knock it off.

ZeroLandfill Project Upcycles Free Materials For Artists And Educators

Since 2006, ZeroLandfill projects around the country have diverted more than one million pounds of materials, with the Nashville-area Harvest upcycling more than 100,000 pounds on its own.

EarthTalk: Can Cloning Save Endangered Species?

Why are many environmentalists against artificial cloning of living organisms? Isn’t it a good way to save endangered species?

In This Food Desert, Kids Learn To Farm Veggies—Out Of The Back Of A Truck

For the past year, the Food Literacy Project in Louisville, Kentucky, has sent its garden-on-wheels to local food deserts, connecting people to healthy eating and changing the lives of young people.

Good News Headlines 9/6/16

Through USA Swimming’s Make a Splash program, Cullen Jones, 32, and other elite swimmers have traveled to more than 40 cities around the country, giving free lessons and promoting water safety.

Life In The Native American Oil Protest Camp

An Indian reservation in North Dakota is the site of the largest gathering of Native Americans in more than 100 years. Indigenous people from across the US are living in camps on the Standing Rock reservation as they protest the construction of a new oil pipeline.

Doctors Should Stop Treating Patients And Start Serving Customers

While doctors might like to think they are above the crass realities of sales, commissions, and customer retention, they are not. Here are a few things they may want to consider.

Fermented Vs. Unfermented Soy: Which Is Better?

One of the biggest misconceptions about soy that persists even today is that it’s a health food. While that statement may be partially correct, for the most part, it’s a misleading and dangerous myth.

Fatigue, Migraines Linked To Fracking As Case Builds For National Ban

New research published Thursday links severe fatigue and migraine headaches to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, leading to renewed calls for a ban on the controversial oil and gas extraction method.

Family First Aid Kit: Natural Antibiotics

Having a family first aid kit with natural antibiotics can really make a difference when you need one. You’ve got yours all sorted out, yeah? Or you’re going to put one together this week?
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Daily Astrology

September 27, 2016

Feisty Mars arrives in gritty Capricorn before daybreak. This placement bodes well for initiating ambitious steps. The waning Leo Moon also trines Uranus during the predawn hours. Early birds are filled with lofty dreams and creative ideas…
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September 2016

The Eclectic Institute of Aromatherapy and Herbal Studies teaches both vegetable and goat's milk soap making workshops. Both workshops provide participants with all the information to...

Where:
The Boston School of Herbal Studies
12 Pelham Terrace
Arlington, MA
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Sponsor: Eclectic Institute of Aromatherapy and Herbal Studies
Telephone: 978-297-4502
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These are challenging times, when violent events, politics, and the media can stir us into reactivity, fear and judgment. Thich Naht Hahn, the Vietnamese monk and teacher, tells the story of...

Cost: $20

Where:
Yogalife Institute of NH
6 Chestnut Street
Lower Level
Exeter, NH  03833
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Sponsor: Yogalife Institute of NH
Telephone: 603-969-8968
Contact Name: Brian Serven
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Inviting all crystal lovers, regionally and internationally! Infuse the new with a powerful experience of both crystals and wellness. This is, in fact, the first Crystal Wisdom and Wellness...

Where:
The Arlington Center
Arlington, MA


Sponsor: Crystal Concentrics
Contact Name: Kyle Russell
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Hatha yoga classes are held on Sunday mornings from 10 - 11 am in the Function Room at the Village at Waterman Lake. These classes are mixed levels and open to the public. Please register at...

Cost: $12

Where:
Village at Waterman Lake
715 Putnam Pike
Greenville, RI  02828
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Sponsor: The Yoga Workshop
Telephone: 401-261-1060
Contact Name: Barbara Fetta
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Would you like to fill your well with more resilience? Would greater “bounce back” help you find comfort and ease when life seems like a roller coaster ride full of highs and lows?...

Cost: $35

Where:
YogaLife Institute of NH
6 Chestnut Street
Lower Level
Exeter, NH  03833
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Sponsor: YogaLife Institute of NH
Telephone: 603-969-8968
Contact Name: Brian Serven
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Learn the cleansing, clearing, charging, and programming of the crystals. You will be lead through a guided imagery meditation chakra balance treatment, utilizing the crystals for each...

Cost: $39 + $35 material fee due to instructor

Where:
Upper Cape Tech
220 Sandwich Road
Bourne, MA, MA  02532
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Sponsor: UCT Adult Education
Telephone: 508-759-7711 ext 258
Contact Name: Patricia McPartland
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Featuring Irina Serebryakova, Holistic Nurse Practitioner The ideal society with plentiful fresh organic food, free of pollution, drugs and stress, does not exist. What toxins are we routinely...

Cost: $25

Where:
Groton Wellness
Mill Run Plaza
493-495 Main Street
Groton, MA  01450
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Sponsor: Groton Wellness
Telephone: 978-449-9919
Contact Name: Amy
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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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Weekly Laughing Meditation with Rachel Dealmeida Add some laughter to your life! This is 1 of 4 group meditations held each week at Anastasia's Health Happenings in Amesbury. Rachel is...

Cost: $20 (pay at the door)

Where:
Anastasia's Health Happenings
110 Haverhill Rd.
Bldg. C, Suite 342
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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Chakras, exploring your own rainbow. Learn about the seven energy centers that connect the physical body with the spiritual body. Explore ways to work with them and even enhance them, bringing more...

Cost: $30 per person

Where:
Tangled Roots Herbal
93 1/2 West Pearl Street
Nashua, NH  03060
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Sponsor: Tangled Roots Herbal
Telephone: 603-864-8578
Contact Name: Sheryl Burns
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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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Join our faculty as well as current students and alumni for this wine and cheese event in our beautiful classroom. Bring your questions about homeopathy and our programs! The focus at Baylight...

Where:
Baylight Center for Homeopathy
222 Saint John Street
Suite 238
Portland, ME
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Telephone: 207-774-4244
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September 28th and October 26th, 2016 Learn Fertility Awareness for conception or birth control. Wednesday, September 28th and Wednesday, October 26th from 6-9pm at the Democracy Center in...

Cost: $150

Where:
The Democracy Center
45 Mt. Auburn St
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Sponsor: AC Fertility Awareness
Telephone: 617-899-7624
Contact Name: Anna Churchill
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September 28 - October 8, 2016 Damanhur explores all forms of creative arts, spiritual research, sustainability and community. The Underground Temple of Humankind is awe inspiring. PDF details...

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An Introduction to Chakras and Auras September 7, 14, 21, 28 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm An Introduction to Shamanic Journeying October 5, 12, 19, 26 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Manifest Your Magnificence!...

Cost: $60 per series of classes

Where:
60 Front Street
2nd Floor
Waterville, ME  04901
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Telephone: 207-680-6942
Contact Name: Eva Goulette
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“A Date With Heaven” Evidential Mediumship - English Style A demonstration of mediumship by internationally renowned mediums; Alan Acton and Gail Moffat *Theater style event....

Cost: $50

Where:
Elks Lodge #118
4500 North Main St
Fall River, MA  02720
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Sponsor: “I am...” Soul Sensational Well Being Center
Telephone: 508-567-3568
Contact Name: Anne Marie Bernier
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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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Jamie, "Sitting Hawk Woman" was given the gift of a unique reading which is called a medicine wheel reading. During a sitting with Jamie, she will travel the medicine wheel and share with...

Cost: Starts at $47 per person

Where:
Tangled Roots Herbal
93 1/2 West Pearl Street
Nashua, NH  03060
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Sponsor: Earthen Moon
Telephone: 603-864-8578
Contact Name: Sheryl Burns
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September 30 - October 2, 2016 Continuing Education for Acupuncturists and Asian Bodywork Therapists Bringing practitioners of Eastern Medicinal Therapies together to advance our individual...

Cost: $350

Where:
Roots and Wings Yoga and Healing Arts
317 North Main Street
Natick, MA  01760
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Sponsor: Eastern Medicinal Therapies Education Center
Telephone: 617-435-3586
Contact Name: Lauren Paap
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Navigate your way through the showroom floor featuring over 50 vendors offering the latest information, resources and products in health and wellness and cancer treatment.  Attend a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Omni Providence Downtown
1 W Exchange St
Providence, RI  02903
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Sponsor: CVS Health
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Maybe you have heard people refer to animal totems, animal guides, or guides and have wondered what they are talking about. In this introductory workshop we will discuss what an animal totem is,...

Cost: $87 per person, maximum 5 people

Where:
Tangled Roots Herbal
93 1/2 West Pearl Street
Nashua, NH  03060
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Sponsor: Earthen Moon
Telephone: 603-864-8578
Contact Name: Sheryl Burns
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Have you ever found a feather and wondered what it meant? Did you know that different birds carry different energies and that it is important to know what they are before working with them? In this...

Cost: $67 per person, maximum 5 people

Where:
Tangled Roots herbal
93 1/2 West Pearl Street
Nashua, NH  03060
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Sponsor: Earthen Moon
Telephone: 603-864-8578
Contact Name: Sheryl Burns
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Shamanic Journeying is a powerful meditative state acquired by riding the heartbeat of the drum to carry you into other realms. It is used to gather information, gain wisdom, receive teachings and...

Cost: $87 per person, maximum 5 people

Where:
Tangled Roots Herbal
93 1/2 West Pearl Street
Nashua, NH  03060
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Sponsor: Earthen Moon
Telephone: 603-864-8578
Contact Name: Sheryl Burns
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Experience a blissful, life-changing event! Attend Mirabai Devi's Public Transmission of Divine Light (Darshan) at Lesley University. Contact Michele at (760) 216-1029 for...

Where:
Lesley University
, MA


Telephone: 760-216-1029
Contact Name: Michele
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October 1 - 2, 2016 Gene Ang, PhD, has created this method in which you are attuned to a form of light, energy and information meant to accelerate a person’s evolution. Level 1 course runs...

Where:
Andover, MA


Telephone: (978) 474-8010
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