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Developing A Life Long Healing Practice With Reiki

At this point in the evolution of humanity, people everywhere are longing for divine connection and a sense of higher spiritual purpose.

Start Being Clear and Enjoy Being Well

In the realm of healing, we have a long history of treating symptoms and not necessarily rooting out the ultimate source of a disturbance, “dis-ease,” or illness.

A Holistic Approach To The Common Headache

Almost nobody has escaped the experience of a headache. In fact, nearly half the world’s population has a headache so severe that they are disabled at least once a year.

Menopause — It’s Not Just Hot Flashes

Menopause in all its glory is coming out of the closet and into the mainstream of conversation, sometimes even in mixed company.

Healing Wombs: Maya Abdominal Massage

Catherine arrived at the yoga studio looking weary and subdued. As she joined the circle and began to check in with the group, her story gently unfolded.

Three Keys to Successful Pregnancy

Since medical school, I have been fascinated with the customs of different cultures with respect to pregnancy and childbirth, having served as a health caregiver on several continents. Some customs were clearly wise; others had me questioning their value in light of their potential danger at such a delicate time.

Embracing Silence Can Change Your Life

In the twenty-first century, time may be more important than money. A recent survey by the University of Maryland found that 48 percent of low-to-middle-income Americans questioned said they would give up a day's pay each week in return for an extra day of free time.

Tai Chi Chuan: Education For A Healthy Life

People are  becoming increasingly aware of alternative health, holistic methods of healing and maintaining good health as they search for not just a repair for disease.

Macrobiotics in the New Millenium

This powerful, natural lifestyle has given me freedom, health, balance, vitality, and more inner peace than I have ever known.

Maybe Laughter is the Best Medicine After All

Medical science is slowly getting the message that maybe the proverb is right when it says “a merry heart does good like a medicine.

Holistic Medicine for the Common Cold

When you first feel yourself becoming sick, there are things you can do toavoid becoming ill or to shorten the duration of the illness.

The Vedic Notion of Cancer: A Bug in the Software

Staring down the barrel of a microscope at the fresh smear of Paula Rizzi’s blood, I saw white blood cells with big blue nuclei instead of their usual lobular shape.

The Thatched Hut Diet: A Healthy Way to Elimination

During my third year in medical school, I went to Zululand to pursue research on tuberculosis. The British surgeon at the hospital wrote me to come in September, and several hours after stepping off the train I found out why...

Don't Just Exercise...Play For the Fun of It!

A recent research study showed that exercise is as effective as the anti-depressant Zoloft in relieving depression. While most people are surprised by that statistic, an Ayurvedic physician would not be amazed at all.

Beauty and the Beast: Cosmetic Carcinogens

Little did I know how life altering that morning would be. I awoke at my usual time early in the morning. I was in a fetal position — my arms bent at the elbows and crossed over my chest...

Radiance: The Key To Beautiful Skin

The essence of beauty in Ayurvedic understanding is embodied in the idea of luster or radiant light. When we say in English, “She was radiant!” we imply a quality coming from deep within that emanates contentment, joy and accomplishment.

A Holistic Medicine Healing Primer

"Will reflexology (substitute any healing modality here — massage, Polarity, Trager, Feldenkrais, acupuncture, energy healing, chiropractic, homeopathy, prayer, etc.) help me with my condition?"

Hands-On Bodywork Provides Healing Touch Natural Medicine

Holistic Healing touch is coming into its own, motivating consumers in this country to spend between $4 and $6 billion dollars a year for the hands-on care of professional bodyworkers.

Natural Medicine Pain Relief with Healing Touch

 It's human nature to use touch to alleviate pain and suffering. Natural medicine pain relief with healing touch massage.

Silence and Massage for Newborn and Mother

In 1986, Tiffany Field, Ph.D. at the University of Miami, showed that premature newborns who were massaged for fifteen minutes three times daily in the hospital following delivery regained their birth weight and left the hospital stronger than control babies who weren’t massaged.

The Breath In The Stone: The Benefits of Stone Bodywork

Stone massage is an ancient, enduring form of therapeutic bodywork using heated and cooled stones as extensions of the hand.

Treating Seasonal Changes Through Acupressure

An acupressure treatment can ease the body’s shift into the next season. The most dynamic seasonal change is from winter to spring.

Musings: Healing With Bodywork

Despite all the visionary and spiritual ideas I work with everyday, I’m actually a very logical person.

Planting A Medicinal Herb Garden

Why go to the drug store for medicine when you can have many medicinal remedies for a wide variety of ailments growing right in your own back yard?! It's easy. It's fun. It's inexpensive. It's very rewarding. And you don't have to be a master gardener to do it!

Questions about Quality Herbal Information

Quality is essential to obtaining the desired results from using any healing remedy — herbal or otherwise. The problem with assessing the quality of herbs is that when we purchase herbs or herbal products, we do not have a good way to evaluate the relative quality of different products.

'Dem Bones, 'Dem Dry Bones

One of the most important factors behind mankind's perpetual aggravation by bones and joints is that we see them as mechanical, fixed structures instead of as evolving, living tissue.

Harnessing the Power of Imagery for Happiness and Health

"As children, magical possibilities were limitless. Every new discovery — about nature, our bodies, ourselves — held the potential of giving us that tingle of magic’s presence. Then we grew up and magic faded..."

Estrogen Replacement Therapy: Increased Risk for Heart Disease

The increased risks for breast and ovarian cancer, gallbladder disease and life threatening blood clots have deterred many women from using synthetic estrogen replacement therapy (ERT).

Rhythms of Our Lives

The winter of 1001-02 was undoubtedly not an easy one for the forebears of the Nipmucs and Narragansett people who inhabited the shores of Lake Waushacum and fished the banks of the Nashoba, Blackstone, Quinapoxet and other southern New England rivers.

Are Hypnosis-Assisted Birth Techniques For Everyone?

Every woman has a unique history that will have an impact on her experience of pregnancy, birth and parenting. In many cases, a woman's history needs special attention in the process of preparing for birth so that her issues and dynamics do not impede the birthing process.

Hypnosis And Childbirth: Imagine!

"When can we do this again?" These were the first words of a new mother to her husband minutes after giving birth. Most women will admit that this is the last thing they felt like saying at that precise moment.

Hypnosis In The New Millennium

Hypnosis is a phenomenon that is a universal human experience; therefore, it is natural. We experience hypnosis on a daily basis. In a twenty-four hour cycle we continually drift in and out of trance.

New Avenues In Energetic Healing

When you allow it to happen, instant healing occurs. Disease is the subconscious blocking of your own natural processes and energies to the healing energies in the universe.

The Power Of Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese word which loosely translates to mean the transfer of universal energy. This transfer can be to another person, animal, plant, situation or even to oneself.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: More Than Just Being Tired

Superman. Wonder Woman. That's you. Well, maybe you're not superhuman, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but I bet you are an active person...

The 13th Chakra and The Acceleration of Healing

Many of us are familiar with the seven chakras, the major energy centers of the body that run from the base of the spine...

How Needles Chased My Blues Away

For no apparent reason at the age of 36, both my emotional state and menstrual cycle became erratic and unpredictable.

Prenatal Yoga Delivers

Imagine being in labor. For months in yoga class you have been practicing deep abdominal breathing...
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Daily Astrology

May 25, 2018

Take notes as thoughts and feelings are unusually profound. An early morning trine between Jupiter and Neptune offers a rich communion between minds and hearts. Mental Mercury’s ensuing trine with Pluto deepens curiosity and gives insights into life’s…
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May 2018

Spend a day in conversation with angels! Heal and empower yourself with the energy of angels. You will learn the special healing gift that each of nine healing angels brings and how this relates...

Cost: $111

Where:
Be Well Studios
3358 White Mountain Highway
North Conway, NH  03860
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Sponsor: Pathway Of Joy
Telephone: 207-329-7192
Contact Name: Linda Huitt
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Do you desire more connection and intimacy? Do you want to increase the quality of your intimacy? Does fear of rejection, misinterpretation or expectations hold you back from initiating?...

Cost: $187 per person

Where:
Watertown Center for Healing Arts
22 Mount Auburn St
Watertown, MA
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Sponsor: Conscious Intimacy
Telephone: 415-244-1652
Contact Name: Brynn Bishop
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With Dido Nydick A Restorative Yoga practice to experience relaxation for well-being. Each class will consist of a reclining pose sequence designed to restore the nervous system and help release...

Cost: $25

Where:
YogaLife Institute of NH
6 Chestnut Street
Lower Level
Exeter, NH  03833
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Sponsor: YogaLife Institute of NH
Telephone: 603-867-3969
Contact Name: Alice Bentley
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Sunday yoga is back! Hatha Yoga with meditation to get you ready to tackle your spring intentions. Sign up for series or drop in. 

Cost: $75/5 classes; drop in $17.00

Where:
Dragonfly Wellness Center
176 Jackson Rd
Devens, MA
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Sponsor: Dragonfly Wellness Center
Telephone: 978-227-8297
Contact Name: Anita Perry
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Feel the bliss of opening your spine, while being totally supported and meticulously aligned. Great for sciatica and low back pain! Classes also held Saturday mornings.

Cost: $18 drop in

Where:
Bliss Through Yoga
484 Bedford St
East Bridgewater, MA  02333
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Sponsor: Bliss Through Yoga
Telephone: 508-331-3564
Contact Name: Janice
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8 Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course with Erin Woo Tuesdays, May 1 - June 19, 6–8:30 pm *Includes an all day retreat on Saturday, June 9 from 9 am - 4 pm Come explore the...

Cost: $290

Where:
Balance Bethlehem
2087 Main Street
Bethlehem, NH  03574
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Sponsor: Balance Bethlehem
Telephone: 603-869-2125
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YogaLife studio would like to offer this opportunity to slow it down, step back, notice your breath and sit quietly in community. Join us Thursdays from 5:40-6:30 PM. No Yoga...

Cost: Free

Where:
YogaLife Institute
6 Chestnut Street
Suite A
Exeter, MA  03833
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Telephone: 603-969-8968
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May 25 - 27 The heroic and shamanic journeys weave throughout human history. Each requires the protagonist to journey into another order of reality, a landscape of magic and mystery…...

Cost: $325 – includes food

Where:
Putney, VT  05346


Sponsor: Circles of Air and Stone
Telephone: 802-387-6624
Contact Name: Sparrow Hart
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Designed to prepare individuals who are interested in helping themselves and others in a rewarding career as a Professional Certified Hypnotist/Hypnotherapist. Live demonstration, supervised...

Cost: $1995 ppd. (Early Bird by 5/14 - $1795)

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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Dominic Boag is one of the UK’s finest psychic mediums. Dominic has been taking his events to audiences across Scotland. He is the Scottish Sun’s Psychic and writes his own column named...

Where:
American Legion Post 440
295 California St.
Newton, MA  02458
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Sponsor: Greater Boston Church of Spiritualism
Telephone: 617-861-1440
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May 25 - 28, 2018 Save the date! Four days of learning, earth healing, music, meditation, dance and delicious organic food! All are welcome!

Where:
Old King Farm
567 Money Hole Road
Benson, VT  05743
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Telephone: 802-537-3460
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