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Musings: Elder Wisdom

I have heard it mentioned before that “elder” is an ageless term. People with the wisdom of elders can enter into our lives when they are babies, teaching us throughout our entire lives.

Tonics You Perform Instead of Swallow

Scientists recently reported that singing in a choir is good for your health.

Tackling Mature Onset Diabetes Before It Sidelines You

Do you ever wonder why, in spite of all your good intentions, you just cannot seem to take control over your health and wellness the way you really want to?

Embracing Simplicity

"Mental Health and Simple Living" was the title for the world’s first such symposium, held on January 31, 2004 at the prestigious Neuropsychiatric Institute of the University of California in Los Angeles, USA.

A Good Night's Sleep — Nature's Natural Medicine Nurse

A Good Night's Sleep — Nature's Natural Medicine Nurse. Sleep is healing, not only because it permits the body to physically rest...

Holistic Medicine Looks At Stress And Obesity In America

Holistic Medicine Looks At Stress And Obesity In America

Laughter as Alternative Medicine

Laughter as Alternative Medicine — It is well known that a good laugh does you good, because every time you laugh you exercise seventeen different muscles in your face, it increases oxygen levels in the body and releases endorphins (feel good hormones) around your body.

Is Homebirth Right for You?

Imagine a room lit only by dim candlelight, a man and a woman lying on their own bed, side by side.

Natural Healing for Children

Many excellent books on natural healing are available for reference to help parents expand their natural healing abilities and knowledge.

Etching Lightly — Releasing Negative Samskaras

Rene Spitz, a retired professor of psychiatry at my medical school, once showed me pictures from his work with children in a South American orphanage and in a nearby prison in the early 1940’s.

Mind/Body Medicine: The Science And Spirit Of Health

The image is imprinted on my mind. She was sitting cross-legged, brown skin on brown earth, an Indian woman by the roadside as we drove out of New Delhi Airport

New Age Healing Mythology

I am a psychotherapist, Reiki master teacher, and body/mind/soul-oriented healer.

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

July 20, 2018

Sleeplessness could easily result from a post-midnight lunar opposition with Uranus. The extended hours awake could bring an exciting epiphany. Thanks to Saturn sleep is easier and more restful as the morning light breaks through night’s darkness…
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July 2018

Join us for a monthly gathering of like-hearted people to give and receive angelic energy healing. This session is a combination of group meditation and discussion, along with working in pairs...

Cost: Scale $5-$20 ($10 suggested)

Where:
Pathway Of Joy
884 Broadway, Suite 12
Upstairs in the Spiritual Renaissance Center building
South Portland, ME  04106
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Sponsor: Pathway Of Joy
Telephone: 207-329-7192
Contact Name: Linda Huitt
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This special 2-part evening offering. Earn your Integrated Energy Therapy® certification in two evenings, while leaving your summer days and weekends open to enjoy the season. Part 1 is...

Cost: $195

Where:
Pathway Of Joy
884 Broadway, Suite 12
South Portland, ME  04106
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Telephone: 207-329-7192
Contact Name: Linda Huitt
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What better way to end a busy day than with a little bliss. We'll support your body right where it is today and help you to open your spine to find more movement and flexibility. Begin and end...

Cost: $18

Where:
Body Love Wellness Center
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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Relax and restore this summer with free outdoor yoga classes on historic Rogers Field! We’re packing the lawn with yogis of all levels for yoga led by experienced practitioners from Dragonfly...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rogers Field
Devens, MA


Sponsor: Dragonfly Wellness Center
Telephone: 978-487-7181
Contact Name: Anne Ferguson
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If you are worried about getting Parkinson’s or have beginning symptoms, check out a free intro on how to rewire your brain from the inside. First and third Wednesdays of the month,...

Where:
, MA


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Please note this event is held at an off-site location at the Double Tree Hilton in Danvers, MA There will be a book signing following the mediumship demonstration, and as part of your ticket...

Cost: $45

Where:
Double Tree Hotel
50 Ferncroft Road
Danvers, MA  01923
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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July 20 - 22 The Chinese internal martial arts derive their extraordinary power from the conscious control of one’s subjective state-of-being and the use of jin (internal power)....

Cost: Please see our website

Where:
Eastover Estate & Retreat Center
430 East St.
Lenox, MA  01240
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Telephone: 866-264-5139
Contact Name: Yingxing Wang
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The mission of the 4th Annual Compassionfest is to unite like-minded people that believe in the values of being just, kindness, equality and compassion. We’ll gather for delicious vegan food...

Cost: Free

Where:
Whitneyville Cultural Commons
1253 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT  06517
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Sponsor: In Defense of Animals
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Saturday, July 21, 10:00am – 4:00pm & Sunday, July 22, 10am – 4:00pm With Patty Collinsworth Get the beginner certification before Linda Howe comes in person to teach a new...

Cost: $170

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
90 Main Street
Andover, MA  01810
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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Saturday, July 21, 10:00am – 5:30pm & Sunday, July 22, 10am – 3:30pm Instructor:  Peyton Pugmire What brings you joy and a sense of purpose?  These are your soul...

Cost: $160

Where:
Creative Spirit
80 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA  01945
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Sponsor: Creative Spirit
Telephone: 617-817-4547
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July 21 - 22 NEMHoFest, is New England’s premiere metaphysical festival. This year’s line-up includes world renowned guest speakers and vendors from across the...

Where:
Augusta Civic Center
Augusta, ME


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The GFAF Expos are the greatest events on earth for those living a gluten-free or allergen-friendly lifestyle. Sample hundreds of products, meet with local and national brands, receive coupons and...

Where:
DCU Center
50 Foster Street
Worcester, MA
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