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What Is Croup Cough And How To Treat It?

The best way to explain what is croup cough is a viral infection that sounds like cough, but much worse. In terms of sound, a croup cough is a cough that sounds like the barking of a dog.

Cannabis Reduces Prescription Drug Use

From 2000 to 2015, half a million people died from prescription drug overdoses. Cannabis is not only excluded from the overdose drug list, but it reduces the use of dangerous prescription drugs.

Don’t Hate Your Gut: It May Help You Lose Weight, Fight Depression And Lower Blood Pressure

A universe of organisms living inside you may affect every part of your body, from your brain to your bones, and even your thoughts, feelings and your attempts to lose weight.

Psychedelic Medicine Is The Topic For Discussion

There is a growing body of evidence that some psychedelic drugs can be used to treat a variety of conditions. The potential, the people and the politics are all up for discussion.

Practical High Sense Perception

High Sense Perception (HSP) is perception that extends beyond the range of what is considered to be normal perception.

Preserving Our Herbal Traditions, Defending Our Health Freedom Rights And Saving Our Plants

An interview with herbalist Rosemary Gladstar by Spirit of Change publisher Carol Bedrosian

How Much Power Do You Want?

Grateful for my steady success using holistic medicine over the past three decades to meet my healthcare needs, I’ve earnestly pondered the nature of health and healing during that time.

3 Things You Can Do Right Now To Feel Less Anxious

A holistic psychiatrist’s quick tips that take only a few minutes each day.

Power Up: Ditch The Sofa, Get Up And Move It!

When you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, start moving.

How Hormones Influence Your Body And Mind

We like to think we are in charge of our own behavior -- that our thoughts are under our conscious control and that our actions are mostly reasonable. But our behavior is also in the sway of an ancient system of mind control: hormones.

Guatemala Field Notes From An American ObGyn

Another meaningful, soul-fueling trip with Every Mother Counts has wrapped up. Mothers from New York City and San Francisco accompanied their kids to meet the Every Mother Counts grantee partners in Guatemala.

The 7 Causes of Adrenal Stress And How You Can End Them Today

Is it possible to heal your adrenals with simple foods? I want to talk to you about how it is possible, and how it just might be able to change your life for the better.

Growing Medicinal Herbs In Containers

The reasons for growing plants in containers are many: it often provides the sole means for growing herbs or vegetables when tending a garden is simply not possible, or when the available ground is contaminated. Containers can also help to create a mini-microclimate, such as: well-drained soil, moist soil or even a water garden.

How To Avoid Plastic Today

Avoiding plastics in your day-to-day life might seem difficult, but it is much easier than it appears.

Peanut Allergy Cured In Majority Of Children In ‘Life-Changing’ Immunotherapy Trial

Researchers at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Australia have made a breakthrough in the treatment of peanut allergies in children.

Decades Of Knee Surgery Have Been Misguided

A team of UB physicians has published a study that challenges a surgical practice used for decades during arthroscopic knee surgery.

Taking Good Care Of The Body You Have

If you have trouble sleeping or your mental focus isn't what it once was, your problem may lie with what you are putting into your body and how you treat it.

Your Real Age May Be Older Or Younger Than Your Years

Age is a peculiar concept. We tend to think of it as the number of birthdays we have celebrated -- our chronological age. But this is just one indicator of the passage of time.

Study Reveals Previously Unknown Mechanism Behind Acupuncture’s Ability To Reduce Pain

Americans use 80 percent of all the opioids sold worldwide — a testament to the pervasiveness of pain in this country — and with drug overdoses now being the ninth leading cause of death in the U.S., we clearly need safer alternatives.

So What About Tetanus?

In discussions about the pros and cons of certain vaccines, inevitably the question comes up… “Well, surely you don’t have any problem with the tetanus vaccine?” Usually, the question is followed up with a second question… “I mean, if you stepped on a nail, you’d definitely want to get a tetanus shot, right?”

There Is More Than One Way To Deal With Pain And Disability

When rain falls in your life in the form of pain, reach for technology, natural remedies, and mind-body techniques to fight back. Prescriptions are not the only way to deal with pain and disability.

5 Herbs To Protect You Right Now

These are tough times for some of us and even tougher times for many more. In whatever way the current situation is impacting you, it’s critical to engage in measures of self-care.

Best Home Remedies For Poison Ivy

While your primary care physician may want to prescribe a corticosteroid to address the symptoms of poison ivy exposure, there are much safer treatments you may begin at home that don’t come with a slew of side effects.

When Life Gives You Lyme: Six Innovative Treatments For Lyme Disease

Despite Lyme Disease’s array of confusing symptoms, here’s six alternative treatments that can alleviate or even eliminate them.

Calendula – Sunshine Incarnate

Calendula officinalis is one of the easiest-to-grow medicinal herbs and so versatile in its healing properties that it invariably finds its way into the hearts and gardens of all herb lovers.

Pot With Patents Could Plant The Seeds Of Future Lawsuits

It’s hard to make sense of cannabis regulation. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) continues to categorize marijuana as a Schedule I drug…

What Happens To Your Body When You Drink Fluoride?

Those who bother to delve into the science behind water fluoridation will inevitably come to see that there’s an abysmal lack of evidence supporting this routine practice, and an awful lot of evidence stacked against it.

Spirit And Healing With The Late Bill Mitchell, ND

I first met Bill Mitchell in Rosemary Gladstar’s Advanced Course in Herbal Medicine at Sage Mountain. Dressed in a blue button-down shirt, with cross-cropped hair, Bill looked more like someone headed to a corporate office than a yurt on a mountain in Vermont.

Yoga Integrates The Mind, Body And Spirit And Prepares A Person For Meditation

There are many reasons yoga is becoming increasingly popular throughout the world. Yoga clears the mind, improves one's health, and opens the door for deeper spirituality and divine connection.

Is The Developed World We’ve Created Giving Us Cancer?

I had assumed that the small lump in my breast was a blocked milk duct from nursing my seven-month-old son. The news that I had stage 2 breast cancer stunned.

The Puzzling Way That Writing Heals The Body

Can writing about pain and secret feelings really help boost your body’s immune system?

Clearing And Protection For Empaths With Crystals

As highly sensitive people, empaths are emotionally, and at times physically, affected by the energy of those around them.

How To Make Herbal Salves

A salve is a blend of oil, herbs and wax, used externally to soothe and protect the skin. Depending on the herbs you choose, you can make a heal-all salve for cuts, dry skin, burns, stings and scrapes, or you can make salves for specific ailments such as bites, diaper rash and fungus.

Negative Thoughts Harm Your Health By Damaging DNA

Lose your temper on the road? Frustrated with colleagues at work? You may be cutting your life short, warns molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn.

7 Ways Alternative Medicine Can Help With Lower Back Pain Issues

In most cases, alternative medicine can provide a variety of ways to be intentional and practical about reestablishing spinal health.

A Beginner’s Guide To Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM, can treat many health issues. While Chinese Medicine is well known for pain relief, there is so much more it can do.

Savasana

In a world where we are constantly on the move, connected, and multitasking; how do we stop and do nothing? How do we clear the mind? Learning to let go is a challenge that even the most sage monks have struggled with through the ages.

Get Personal! Resist And Regenerate

Start a #Resist and #Regenerate group on Meetup, reach out and invite local activists and concerned citizens to a meeting, identify a local issue or local candidate, and start working together—in your own backyard.

Yoga For Travel

If you experience any kind of back and/or neck pain while traveling, you are going to like this post! All these poses can while traveling – on a bus, on a plane, or in a waiting area.

Time To Detox

Getting the feel for what kind of detox is right for your body can be a challenge. I’ve shared a few of my tried and true recipes that you can incorporate into any detox diet.

Could Your Health Problem Be A Wellness Problem?

Health and wellness are often thought of as similar topics; however, there is a primary difference between the two. This difference helps us to decipher whether an issue we're having could stem from our physical health or emotional imbalance.

Diet And Herbs For Detoxification

Today, I'm delivering a few tips for dietary and herbal recommendations for forming your own detox plan.

Care For Your Feet

Care for our feet is essential to everything we do in our life.

Patient Advocate Lessons

While it is necessary to follow the protocol advised by your doctor, it is also important to become your own advocate in terms of your health.

Why There’s More To Fixing Health Care Than The Health Care Laws

There is so much debate currently about how best to provide health insurance coverage in our country that we risk losing sight of what it really means to be healthy and of how health care should be optimally provided.

Herbal Allies For Fibromyalgia

While individualized care is really essential for anyone suffering from fibromyalgia, there are certain treatments that can be effective.

The Ecology Of Estrogen In The Female Body

Women today live in a very different world than our foremothers. In this article, we will explore various factors affecting the hormonal ecology, or hormonal environment, of contemporary women.

How To Be Money Savvy With Your Wellness

You can get well without spending beaucoup bucks, here are some tricks for saving money and keeping costs down.

The Healing Platform: Build Your Own Cure

In this interview, Annie Brandt — herself a 16-year cancer survivor and author of “The Healing Platform: Build Your Own Cure!”— shares some of the support detailed in her book, which can give anyone challenged with cancer access to valuable resources.

The Winter Herbalist

There are several medicines I tend to use much more in the winter than the summer, medicines more suitable for the energy of the cold and dry air. Medicines which give warmth, moisture, and balance the darker days and the darkest of winter nights.
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Daily Astrology

September 24, 2017

From the wee hours of the morning until midnight the Scorpio Moon orbits void of course. The lackadaisical atmosphere is curiously fortified by Mars’ opposition to Neptune. If you have the opportunity to see a dream come true, go for it. On the other…
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September 2017

Healthy living, healthy planet lifestyle expo with LOHAS niche vendors, hands-on bodywork, labyrinth meditation, workshops, local food cafe, food trucks and a screening of the soon to be...

Cost: $25

Where:
The Reggie Lewis Center
1350 Tremont St
Roxbury Crossing, MA  02120
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Sponsor: Natural Awakenings Boston
Telephone: 617-906-0232
Contact Name: Maisie Raftery
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Ever wondered what, exactly, people mean when they describe someone as “an intuitive?” Do you feel you might have some of these abilities that are untapped at this moment? This workshop...

Cost: $25 per person

Where:
The Studio at One Earth
191 Emery Mills Road
Shapleigh, ME  04076
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Sponsor: The Studio at One Earth
Telephone: 207-636-2500
Contact Name: The Studio at One Earth
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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

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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How long does it take to change your life? The blink of an eye! Learn two spiritual secrets to success and walk out the door at 6pm into a new life!

Cost: $25

Where:
Doubletree Hotel
Milford, MA


Sponsor: Rhys Thomas Institute
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Sunday Reiki treatments with Reiki master and practitioner Linda Simons in Brookline, MA. Start your week off on a more balanced note with a Reiki treatment on a Sunday afternoon. Please join me...

Cost: Sliding Scale $20-$40

Where:
233 Harvard Street
Suite 36
Brookline, MA  02446
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Telephone: 617-304-2205
Contact Name: LInda Simons
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Guided loving kindness meditation every Sunday at HeartSong Spiritual Wellness. No charge to attend. Donations are appreciated to help support this non-profit wellness center. Read more:...

Cost: Free

Where:
HeartSong Spiritual Wellness
23 Pine Street
Milford, MA  01757
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Sponsor: HeartSong
Contact Name: Jacki Rose
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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

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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Are you interested in natural birth control or are you trying to or planning to conceive? We’ll talk about the benefits of charting your cycles.

Cost: Free

Where:
The Democracy Center
45 Mt. Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA  02139
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Sponsor: AC Fertility Awareness
Telephone: 617-899-7624
Contact Name: Anna Churchill
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18-month immersion course for the awake soul with Rev. Michelle Renee Pelletier, founding director of the Center for Psychic Healing.

Where:
248 Main Street
Harwich, MA
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Telephone: 707-849-7793
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The Daoist Benevolent Association offers free classes on traditional Wudang style tai chi. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Brown School
42 Milk St Newburyport
Newburyport, MA  01950
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Sponsor: Daoist Benevolent Association
Telephone: 978-462-4617
Contact Name: Barbara
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Nancy's therapeutic and healing nature stems from her own personal journey through health struggles. Her style is open to everyone, no matter physical or mental challenges, or age....

Cost: $15 drop in or $12 with 10 class bundle

Where:
HeartSong Spiritual Wellness
23 Pine Street
Milford, MA  01757
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Sponsor: HeartSong Spiritual Wellness Center
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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

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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Release old negative self-beliefs, let go of negative body image thoughts, explore how the media fools us into believing how we “should” look and the reality of who we are. We try...

Cost: $45

Where:
Integrated Psychotherapy
31 Hastings Street
Mendon, MA  01756
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Telephone: 508-473-1200
Contact Name: Sherri Snyder, MA, LMHC
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The Daoist Benevolent Association offers free classes on traditional Wudang style tai chi. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Brown School
42 Milk St Newburyport
Newburyport, MA  01950
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Sponsor: Daoist Benevolent Association
Telephone: 978-462-4617
Contact Name: Barbara
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One-of-a-kind, life changing holistic health education program again being offered free of charge Local business owner shares groundbreaking mind-body-spirit course to combat obesity epidemic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wilbraham Senior Center
45 Post Office Park
#4502
Wilbraham, MA  01095
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Sponsor: Harmony Way
Telephone: 413-636-2475
Contact Name: Michelle Caron
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Beginner Kripalu Yoga with Lisa Davidson Brand new to yoga or returning after a break, this class is kind and challenging for your body, relaxing and destressing for your mind, and will help you...

Cost: $113 for 7 weeks

Where:
A Yoga Leaf
@ Whimsy
686 Worcester Rd.
Framingham, MA  01702
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Sponsor: Lisa Davidson
Contact Name: Lisa Davidson
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A unique divine healing meditation, lead by Bhavna, to help you in your life; with your relationships, money, work and family. Also, the meditation helps with letting go to release...

Cost: $10

Where:
Bhavna’s Wellness Group
512 Main St.
Penthouse Suite
Shrewsbury, MA  01545
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Sponsor: Bhavna’s Wellness Group
Telephone: 508-970-5620
Contact Name: Krista Bennett
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Daoist Priest Zhou Xuanyun teaches traditional Wudang style kung fu.

Cost: $110/month

Where:
Boston Ultimate Fitness
72 Beach Street (4th Floor)
Boston, MA  02111
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Sponsor: Daoist Gate Wudang Arts
Telephone: 508-245-8305
Contact Name: Zhou Xuanyun
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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

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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This gentle yoga class is good for all skill levels. Scheduled perfectly in the middle of your week; the movements will be a welcome respite to your usual morning routine.

Cost: $10

Where:
Bhavna’s Wellness Group
512 Main St.
Penthouse Suite
Shrewsbury, MA  01545
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Sponsor: Bhavna’s Wellness Group
Telephone: 508-970-5620
Contact Name: Krista Bennett
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Qigong is an amazing practice used to prevent and heal disease. Qigong is a series of flowing and repeated movements, stretches and breathing exercises. Qigong movements are gentle and easy to...

Cost: $12

Where:
The Arlington Center
369 Mass Ave
Arlington, MA
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Sponsor: Maryellen LaBelle
Telephone: 781-710-4325
Contact Name: Maryellen LaBelle
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Weekly yoga classes with Rev. Michelle Caron, RMT, CYT, ZIN of Harmony Way on Wednesdays at 12:15 PM and Fridays at 9:30 AM at the Wilbraham Senior Center. Class welcomes all ages and uses a...

Cost: $5

Where:
Wilbraham Senior Center
45 Post Office Park, #4502
Wilbraham, MA  01095
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Sponsor: Harmony Way
Telephone: 413-636-2475
Contact Name: Rev. Michelle Caron, RMT, CYT, ZIN
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With Lisa Rockenmacher and Kristan Bishop Looking for a deeper connection with bliss? Seeking practical ways to increase wellness and health in all aspect of your life? Do you desire a...

Cost: $100

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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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
View map »


Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
Website »

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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
View map »


Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
Website »

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Connect, breathe and guide your space within. Bring peace and healing to the mind, body and soul. This workshop offers an introduction to the therapeutic principles of the didgeridoo and a basic...

Cost: $35

Where:
YogaLife Institute of NH
6 Chestnut Street
Exeter, NH  03833
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Sponsor: YogaLife Institute of NH
Telephone: 603-969-8968
Contact Name: Brian Serven
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Weekly yoga classes with Rev. Michelle Caron, RMT, CYT, ZIN of Harmony Way on Wednesdays at 12:15 PM and Fridays at 9:30 AM at the Wilbraham Senior Center. Class welcomes all ages and uses a...

Cost: $5

Where:
Wilbraham Senior Center
45 Post Office Park, #4502
Wilbraham, MA  01095
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Sponsor: Harmony Way
Telephone: 413-636-2475
Contact Name: Rev. Michelle Caron, RMT, CYT, ZIN
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Daoist Priest Zhou Xuanyun teaches traditional Wudang style kung fu.

Cost: $110/month

Where:
Boston Ultimate Fitness
72 Beach Street (4th Floor)
Boston, MA  02111
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Sponsor: Daoist Gate Wudang Arts
Telephone: 508-245-8305
Contact Name: Zhou Xuanyun
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A day of wellness discussions, meditation, and mini sessions of Reiki, massage, acupuncture, card readings, and more.

Cost: $40 pre-register, $60 at the door

Where:
Bhavna’s Wellness Group
512 Main Street
Penthouse Suite
Shrewsbury, MA  01545
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Telephone: 508-970-5620
Website »

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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

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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Colds, fevers, bites, bumps and stomach aches. 10 remedies and more to have on hand. Hands on: Make an herbal emergency medicine kit. $40 drop in. $30 each with a friend and $60 off to sign...

Cost: $40 drop in. $30 each with a friend and $60 off to sign up for the series.

Where:
Opening Lotus Yoga
456 Main Street
Holden, MA  01520
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Sponsor: Hillside Herbals
Telephone: 508-847-8615
Contact Name: Rachel Ross
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Join us with instructor Chuck Raffoni for a super fun night of relaxing and recharging! Let yourself “glow with the flow” as our studio is magically transformed for an illuminating...

Cost: $25

Where:
Windsoul Studio
440 Middlesex Rd
Tyngsboro, MA  01879
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