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Health Is Normal

The best care that doctors of any type can do is to remove interferences that may be preventing your body from expressing its normal and optimal health potential...

New Hope for Tired Brains

Until recently, neurologists believed that a person's brain stopped physically developing when they were 25 to 35 years old...

Not All Belly Fat Is Fat

Not all belly fat is fat. Sometimes it is bloat, sometimes constipation, sometimes water weight and, yes, sometimes belly fat is just fat...

Truth In Advertising?

It's hard to imagine that parents were once encouraged to "do their children a favor" and place them on a "strict regimen of sodas...

You, Too, Can Grow Fresh, New Bone

In most people, sometime during your 30s, your bone mass will begin to decline gradually. Exercise, however, naturally builds stronger bones...
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Archive »Food

Book Review: The Blender Girl: 100 Gluten-Free and Vegan Recipes

The plant based blender-inspired recipes for meals, snacks and desserts are tasty, gluten-free and vegan....

Food: The Weak Link Test Article

We are entering a new era of rising food prices and spreading hunger. On the demand side of the food equation, population growth, rising affluence, and the conversion of food into fuel for cars are combining to raise consumption by record amounts. On the supply side, extreme soil erosion, growing water shortages, and the earth’s rising temperature are making it more difficult to expand production.

Love Chocolate, Love Self

It’s my belief that in order to have a healthy relationship with anything or anyone, including food, we have to be very honest, open, aware and present with what is real and alive in ourselves...
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Archive »Green Living

EarthTalk: Protecting Gray Wolves

Dear EarthTalk: Is the gray wolf still endangered in the United States and how successful have re-intoduction efforts been?

Safer and More Effective Sunscreens

Dear EarthTalk: With summer officially here now, what can you tell us about which sunscreens are safe and which are not?
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Archive »Mind & Spirit

Animal Wisdom, Learning from the Spiritual Lives of Animals

On a ski vacation with his family a Welsh Corgi named Oly is presumed to have tragically perished in an avalanche slide.

Astrology Forecast for Summer 2014

Summertime holds so many delights — long hours of daylight with easy-going, shirtsleeve weather, fresh local produce, backyard barbecues, jaunts to favorite beaches and parks, and of course, stargazing on warm nights...

Astrology Forecast for Summer 2014

Summertime holds so many delights — long hours of daylight with easy-going, shirtsleeve weather, fresh local produce, backyard barbecues, jaunts to favorite beaches and parks, and of course, stargazing on warm nights...

Book Review: The Life Organizer: A Woman's Guide to a Mindful Year

Your to-do list is bursting and your morning got derailed. Now what?...

Book Review: The Tao of Intimacy and Ecstasy: Realizing the Promise of the Spiritual Union

Our idea of intimate partnership is steeped in emotion, and sexual relationships, in particular, often carry a lot of psychological baggage...

Compassion Mojo

Living a quiet life up until recently in the mountains of Montana, Lama Tsomo is building a Buddhist retreat center there and developing a plan to teach Tibetan Buddhism via a network of living-room learning and practice circles...

Embracing Our Shadow

Human beings are like icebergs, only the tip showing. Below the water is a mass of psychological history, karma and ancestral influences...

Feng Shui for Everyday: Hidden Benefits in Your Bathroom

I have always flushed my toilet with the lid closed, but I heard you can flush away bad chi in your home by leaving the lid open when you flush. Is this true?

Habits of Change

Changing habits is one of the most fundamental skills you can learn, because it allows you to reshape your life, to reshape who you are...

Musings: Sacred Circle

Ideally, we will use new technology for all its worth to clean up the planet and lift humanity out of its poverty, war and disease...

Rowboating With Hobos

I am always relieved to turn to optimistic views on autism. I have long suspected that autism is a natural intellectual function correlating to our increasing need for specialized, nonlinear, incoherent, and advanced thinking styles...

Technology In Our Homes

Home is where it all begins. At its best, our home life is what nourishes, protects, and sustains us — kids and grown-ups alike. Given how important this is, how can we create a place that nurtures and protects the real needs of our children?

Yoga Wisdom for Modern Relationships

There is a profound truth in Yoga philosophy that at first seems pessimistic, but once understood, brings freedom and the experience of unconditional love...

You’ve Got To Have Friends

Having at least six close friends can significantly decrease diagnoses of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and mortality rates, and the benefits of friendship extend beyond physical health...
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Archive »Politics and Community

Congress Introduces Landmark Cosmetic Animal Testing Ban

In April, Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., introduced the Humane Cosmetics Act, a landmark bill to ban the testing of cosmetics on animals.

Lessons Learned on Winning the GMO Labeling Vote

An eater voting with Monsanto is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders...

Vermont Votes For GMO-Labeling

On May 8, 2014, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed into law legislation making Vermont the first state in the nation requiring mandatory labeling of food containing genetically modified (GMO) ingredients...
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Daily Astrology

March 19, 2019

This final day of the astrological year features no exact planetary aspects. The Sun is at the last degree of Pisces, the Sign of the Two Fishes. One looks to the past while the other contemplates the future. It’s a good time to pause and consider your…
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March 2019

Sunday afternoon: 3–4:30pm at Hillside Herbals Spring Tonics II: the spring tonic herbs—it's about circulation, assimilation and elimination—tincturing. Rachel has...

Cost: Drop in Fee $10 includes all materials and handouts.

Where:
Hillside Herbals
Jefferson, MA


Sponsor: Hillside Herbals
Telephone: 508-847-8615
Contact Name: Rachel Ross
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March 20–23 9am-3pm each day Experience transformation guided by Mother Mary. Through Divine vibration, you will be aligned for quicker healing and evolving with mind body spirit and...

Cost: $500

Where:
, MA


Sponsor: The LoveLight Center
Telephone: (207) 216-9584
Contact Name: Cheryl Banfield

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The American Center for Bioregulatory Medicine and Dentistry (The BioMed Center) is the most comprehensive center in North America for bioregulatory medicine and dentistry. Come see what...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
111 Chestnut Street
Providence, RI
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Discover how you can release tight muscles and improve range of motion in locked joints in a weekly ESSENTRICS stretch classes led by Raindrop Fisher, certified Essentrics instructor. Raindrop is a...

Cost: $10 drop-in / $100 for 12 classes

Where:
Village at Waterman Lake
Function Room - Chalet Bldg
715 Putnam Pike
Greenville, RI  02828
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Sponsor: Healthier Fit Lifestyle
Telephone: 401-678-0950
Contact Name: Raindrop Fisher
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This 8 week series in Tai Chi will provide you with everything you need to get started in a personal Tai Chi practice. Just for Beginners—there is no expectation, and no pressure in...

Cost: $137 for 8 weeks

Where:
Spiral Path Connections
218 Boston Street
Unit 104
Topsfield, MA  01983
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Sponsor: The Spiral Path
Telephone: 978-314-4264
Contact Name: Johanna Hattendorf
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“All we need is love” the Beatles claimed in 1960’s. In fact, we have been looking for love from the beginning of time. We are conditioned that it is love which brings us...

Cost: $35

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street, Suite 1-A
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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“Master your breath, let the self be in bliss, contemplate on the sublime within you.” —Krishnamacharya Join us for an evening of deep exploration and transformation using the...

Cost: $30 (some hardship rates available)

Where:
Spontaneous Celebrations
45 Danforth Street
Jamaica Plain, MA  02130
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Telephone: 617-233-6410
Contact Name: Allen Howell, M.Ed.LMHC
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Only $225 if you register for both days! Save $25! Please click here to register for both workshops. This is a 2 day course being held Saturday and Sunday, March 23...

Cost: $125

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street, Suite 1-A
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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Former Buddhist monk and world renowned healer, Seth Monk, will be giving a Siddha Healing to our community. Seth will be accompanied by Shannon Fitzgerald, an AromaReiki Master for a beautiful...

Cost: $35

Where:
Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 Lyman Street, Suite 108B
Westborough Shopping Center
Westborough, MA  01581
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Sponsor: www.SOHUM.org
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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In her art and spirit workshops, Melissa combines her gift as an intuitive with her extensive background in painting to help you to work through creative blocks and learn or refine technique. Come...

Cost: $150

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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Journey back into the experience of peace, harmony and inner power through this unique meditation practice. Explore the power of your thoughts and how they can bring you inner harmony and help you...

Cost: Free

Where:
Inner Space Meditation Center & Gallery
1110 Massachussetts Ave
Cambridge, MA
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Telephone: 617-547-1110
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Psychics, mediums, angel readers, spirit art. Reiki, chair massage, IET, Gaiadon Heart, crystal healings, etc. Sign yourself up for a few appointments and bring your friends! Appointments...

Where:
Women Of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Telephone: (508) 230-3680
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6 Saturdays 10am–11:30am February 23–March 30, 2019 Taijiquan (Tai Chi ) is a healing martial art, using breath and movement together to strengthen the body and quiet...

Cost: $120

Where:
Metta Wellness
679 Pleasant Street
Paxton, MA  01612
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Sponsor: Metta Wellness
Telephone: 774-245-5487
Contact Name: Rick Rocha
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