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Finding Your Mama Tribe: Supporting A New Mother’s Sense Of Self

For many new mothers, a sense of spiritual wandering is common as they search for a new source of grounding in adapting to their babies and the shifts in their partnerships and personal relationships.

Two-Thirds Of Appendectomies May Be Unnecessary

You’ve probably heard that your appendix is a useless organ, an artifact from our ancient past when early humans had to digest tree bark and other fibrous materials. However, modern medical science has again proven your body does not contain superfluous organs that serve no useful function.

Making Healthy Habits Accessible For Every Body

These safe spaces offer fitness for people of color and queer folks, the big-bodied and fat-identified, the low-income and differently abled.

Flexitarian Diet: Your Starter’s Guide And Sample Diet Plan

While there are many health benefits to being vegetarian, some of us don’t want to completely cut out meat. This is the idea behind the flexitarian diet, which reduces meat intake instead of avoiding it altogether.

Good News Headlines 11/6/18

Groundbreaking campaigns have broken barriers this election, with historic candidates changing the face of Congress and statehouses across the US.

Featured Events: An Exploration Of Creating A Self With Sufi Teacher Pir Zia Inayat Khan

As human beings we have the privilege and responsibility of fashioning not only our lives, but our very selves, in accord with our highest vision of meaning and beauty…

Sick To Your Stomach? Here’s 5 Things You Didn't Know About Your Gut

The digestive tract tends to be an illusive set of organs that no one really understands. How does it all work?

EarthTalk: When Will Gasoline Driven Leaf Blowers Be Outlawed?

Dear EarthTalk: When will those gasoline driven leaf blowers that gardeners use be outlawed? The noise and toxic fumes they emit can’t be good for us.

Thirteen Minutes Of Weightlifting, Three Times A Week, Can Improve Muscle Strength And Endurance As Effectively As Working Out For 70 Minutes

In recent years, sports fitness research has repeatedly demonstrated the superiority of high intensity interval training (HIIT) exercises, and this applies not only to walking, sprinting, bicycling and swimming, but also to strength training workouts.

Health Benefits Of Fasting: Splitting Fact From Fiction

Fasting is becoming increasingly popular as a way to boost health. But it can be confusing to figure out how much of the hype is backed by evidence. This article discusses the different types of fasting, including intermittent fasting, along with some of their main benefits.

BPA-Free Plastics Disrupt Fertility

Many plastic bottles are sold as “BPA-free”—meaning they don’t contain bisphenol A, an ingredient known to disrupt reproduction in mice. But now it seems that the additives used in place of BPA are potentially just as harmful.

Good News Headlines 10/30/18

It started out modestly enough: David Hertz, having learned that under the right conditions you really can make your own water out of thin air…

Skin Tags: Discover Their Causes And How To Get Rid Of Them

While harmless, skin tags can affect your quality of life. Here are three ways you can try to help remove skin tags manually at home.

What Will It Take To Clean Up The Great Pacific Garbage Patch?

The Arctic Sunrise is visiting the Great Pacific Garbage Patch - a soupy mix of plastics and microplastics, now twice the size of Texas, in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean.

Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM): These Polio-Like Illnesses Are Spreading Quickly

Although acute flaccid myelitis is still very rare, affecting less than 1 in 1 million Americans each year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is monitoring what appears to be an increasing trend in this polio-like disease.

Good News Headlines 10/23/18

A highly competitive race took a dramatic turn recently. It happened during their debate, when the candidates asked for a few extra minutes at the end to do something together…

Science Says We Are Healed By Nature (And Even Houseplants)

In some of my earliest memories, I’m perched between two branches of a plum tree that grew in front of my house. To climb, I’d grip the lowest branches and stretch my foot as high as it would reach, pulling myself up to sit comfortably in my little throne of branches.

Paper-Based Electronics Could Fold, Biodegrade And Be The Basis For The Next Generation Of Devices

It seems like every few months there’s a new cellphone, laptop or tablet that is so exciting people line up around the block to get their hands on it. While the perpetual introduction of new, slightly more advanced electronics has made businesses like Apple hugely successful, the short shelf life of these electronics is bad for the environment.

A Local Food Revolution In Puerto Rico

A year has passed since Hurricane Maria first made landfall in Puerto Rico, destroying homes, roads, and vehicles in its path—and taking thousands of lives.

Good News Headlines 10/16/18

As tempting as it may be to raise your voice, yell, and keep ramping up the punishment to ridiculous levels, some parenting experts say there's a much better option.

Plastic Rivers: Just 10 Streams Carry 95 Percent Of Plastic Into Oceans

Every minute, another truckload's worth of plastic trash ends up in the ocean, amounting to 8 million tons every year.

Your Compassionate Heart

In these unsettled and unsettling times, it is our hearts that will sustain us if we lose faith in the world at large. Our hearts, where compassion lives. Where separation ends and loving connection begins.

Disaster Collectivism: How Communities Rise Together To Respond To Crises

When Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017, Judith Rodriguez was asleep in her home. Or rather, she was trying to sleep, but the sounds of the deadly storm blowing over the island woke her up.

How To Make Your Workplace Healthier

Workplaces are not always the healthiest environments, and sometimes they seem to be a breeding ground for common colds and flus. Here are a few ways you can make your workplace a healthier and happier place to be.

Giving Yourself And Others Room To Grow

There is one essential ingredient missing in most of our relationships — one that is definitely required if we wish to continue in our own development and help others to do the same. What is this powerful catalyst that only we can provide for each other?

My Favorite Self Care Practice

Share your favorite self care treatment or ritual in the Spring/Summer 2019 “Self Care” edition of Spirit of Change Magazine.

Good News Headlines 10/9/18

Many of the images we see of refugees, migrants and immigrants portray them as burdens on society or victims of oppression. A new photo show, Another Way Home, offers a different narrative.

Is Apple Cider Vinegar Good For You? A Doctor Weighs In

As a practicing physician and professor of medicine, people ask me about the benefits of drinking apple cider vinegar all the time.

Save The Date For MAKE SMTHNG Week 2018

The 2nd annual MAKE SMTHNG campaign will support local organizers from around the world in creating events and experiences that invite people to celebrate the holiday season in more sustainable ways.

People Enjoy Your Company Far More Than You Think

In our social lives, we’re constantly engaged in what researchers call “meta-perception,” or trying to figure out how other people see us. Do people think we’re boring or interesting, selfish or altruistic, attractive or not?
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Daily Astrology

November 13, 2018

A late-morning lunar square with unpredictable Uranus could throw a monkey wrench into today’s plans. Unexpected complications can arise at almost any time. Accidents, traffic jams, computer glitches, even acts of mother nature may impact activities and…
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November 2018

Learn Reiki to awaken your healing hands to help yourself, your loved ones and pets be healthier and happier. Facilitated by Lou Orsan, Reiki Shihan (master teacher) This one-day...

Cost: $150

Where:
Northeast Reiki Center
61 Nicholas Road, Suite B2
Framingham, MA  01701
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Sponsor: Northeast Reiki Center
Telephone: 508-808-5696
Contact Name: Lou Orsan
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Discover the power of your inner queen  Are you experiencing life transitions causing you to wonder “Who am I? Where am I going? What do I do now?” Metaphysical meets modern to...

Cost: $20

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street
Suite 1-A
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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Join us the second Tuesday evening of the month for a Reiki Share in the Usui Reiki system of natural healing. We are a gathering of Reiki practitioners who share experiences, practice...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northeast Reiki Center
61 Nicholas Road, Suite B2
Framingham, MA  01701
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Sponsor: Northeast Reiki Center
Telephone: 508-808-5696
Contact Name: Lou Orsan
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The Fertility Awareness Meetup provides women with an opportunity to learn about and discuss natural birth control options and fertility. This is a space where women can connect with peers, access...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Women's Center
46 Pleasant Street
Cambridge, MA  02139
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Sponsor: AC Fertility Awareness
Telephone: 617-899-7624
Contact Name: Anna Churchill

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The class is a combination of qi gong, yoga, meditation, and relaxation followed by a cup of healing tea. The class, developed by Korean enlightened master Ilchi Lee, is based on Sundo, a...

Cost: $10

Where:
Divine Paradigm
58b Macy St
Amesbury, MA  01913
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Contact Name: Brad Fanger

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Please join us at our monthly meetings, second Wednesday each month September - June in Westboro, MA. A welcoming community working for the greater health and wellbeing of all. Contact...

Where:
Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 Lyman St
#108B
Westborough, MA
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In more recent years, as the dreams of progress continue to falter, our confidence in the future is shaking. What it means to be human; what education and morality mean; what corporations stand...

Cost: $10

Where:
Scottish Rite Museum
33 Marrett Road
Lexington, MA  02420
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Sponsor: Lexington Community Education
Telephone: 781-862-8043
Contact Name: Craig Hall
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In this talk, Joan will help you realize how much you are already communicating with your animals. She will show you how your animal companions respond to energy. You will learn how to set the pH...

Cost: $10

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street
Suite 1-A
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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November 16 - 18 12.5 PDAs! Taijiquan is usually taught from the outside in: you learn the choreography, practice for years, and gradually come to understand what’s going on inside. In...

Cost: Please see our website

Where:
Eastover Estate & Eco Village
430 East Street
Lenox, MA  01240
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Telephone: 866-264-5139
Contact Name: Yingxing Wang
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This is a “Mediumship Gallery” with June Edward, the “Massachusetts Medium”! Have you ever wanted to talk to someone on the other side? Is there someone you know who’s...

Cost: $50

Where:
VFW
109 Robbins Rd
Walpole, MA  02081
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Sponsor: June Edward "The Massachusetts Medium"
Telephone: 508-259-1231
Contact Name: June edward
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Want to know more about the Women of Wisdom Schools of Wisdom Personal and Spiritual, and Professional Development Programs? This is your opportunity to meet the amazing instructors, hear...

Cost: Free

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
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The class is a combination of qi gong, yoga, meditation, and relaxation followed by a cup of healing tea. The class, developed by Korean enlightened master Ilchi Lee, is based on Sundo, a...

Cost: $10

Where:
Divine Paradigm
58b Macy St
Amesbury, MA  01913
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Contact Name: Brad Fanger

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“For breath is life, and if you breathe well you will live long on earth.” — Sanskrit Proverb Join us for an evening of deep exploration and transformation using the healing...

Cost: $40 (limited hardship rates available)

Where:
Museum of Modern Renaissance
115 College Avenue
Somerville, MA  02144
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Sponsor: HolotropicMA
Contact Name: Allen Howell M.Ed. LMHC
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Instructors: James Ashton & Beth Masterman Adult level A half-day, workshop for anyone curious to learn about the chakra energy system and the timeless wisdom it provides for living a...

Cost: $80

Where:
Creative Spirit
80 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA  01945
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Sponsor: Creative Spirit
Telephone: 781-797-0389
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This transformational workshop for singles and couples will equip you with the awareness, tools and skills to create the connection and intimacy you desire. Discern the 3 keys to unlock true...

Cost: $147/person; $294/couple

Where:
Watertown Center for Healing Arts
22 Mount Auburn Street
Watertown, MA  02472
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Sponsor: Conscious Intimacy
Contact Name: Brynn Bishop
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Join us for an afternoon filled with fun! We’ll have your favorites: psychics, mediums, animal communicators, and spirit art! Holistic practitioners offering Holy Fire II Reiki, chair...

Cost: Varies per service

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
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“Our World needs us—the sensitives/the empaths! We are the helpers, healers, the artists, and the holders of sacred space so that others may open. But first, we must accept our...

Cost: $65

Where:
private office
North Andover, MA  01845


Sponsor: Sacred Spiral Dance
Telephone: 978-973-6637
Contact Name: Diana Harris
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November 17–18 Note: Class runs 10am to 5:30pm on Saturday, 11/17 and 11am to 4pm on Sunday, 11/18 Students will learn to communicate with animals and to enhance human/animal...

Cost: $190

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street
Suite 1-A
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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