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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.

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.

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.

Creative Housing Solutions To Support MCS/EHS Populations

An invisible crisis of survival is facing those suffering with functional impairment through electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), which is an adverse reaction to the microwave radiation that powers all wireless devices.

Edible Marijuana: What We Need To Know

As a social and behavioral scientist who studies the prevention of adolescent substance initiation and misuse, the legalization of recreational marijuana has been on my mind a lot lately.

20 Incredible Plants And Fungi That Boost Mood, Decrease Anxiety, Prevent Disease And Filter Your Air

These twenty plants and fungi are capable of transforming how you think, breathe and feel.

How To Improve Your Failing Ability To Read Clearly As You Age, With The Help Of Sunshine

The more we learn about the influence of sunlight on human biology and health, the more its connection to eyesight makes sense.

Kick Pain To The Curb Through Detoxification

Detoxifying the body also helps release pain.

Empower Your Adrenal Glands To Treat Pain With Traditional Indian Healing

When you nourish and empower your adrenal glands, you treat the root cause of pain. Try these traditional Indian self-healing practices for adrenal glands.

A Critical Thinker’s Guide To Zika

Zika will most certainly be remembered as the pandemic of 2016, but like many pandemics of recent memory, it failed to live up to the inflated numbers and devastating statistics projected.

Treating Pain Without Drugs

A recent study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings evaluated several complementary approaches for pain relief. The options that follow have been scientifically proven to help with relief, according to the report.

Balance Your Body To Relieve Pain

An interview with neuromuscular therapist and Integrated Positional Therapy founder Lee Albert

The Difference Between A Cold And Flu - Try Nature's Flu Shot

Learn 9 ways to keep your immune system strong against the cold virus.

The Folk Herbalism Resurgence: A Conversation With Kiva Rose

The Medicine Woman’s Roots is one of the most informative and beautiful sources for everything related to folk herbalism, bioregionalism and land-based living there is, a real celebration of all that plants awaken in us as individuals and as a community.

The Most Important Thing You’re Not Discussing With Your Doctor

The idea that health care should be patient-centered sounds obvious, but what does that mean?

How To Get Rid Of Lice

While medicated shampoos are touted as the best way to get rid of head lice, you have to decide whether you really want to slather your child’s hair up with pesticides, especially when they may not kill the lice and there are other effective alternatives.

How Planned Parenthood Has Helped Millions Of Women, Including Me

Planned Parenthood has allowed generations of low-income women to survive childbirth, to combat sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and to plan their pregnancies.

Sustainable Medicine: A Conversation With Didi Pershouse

We not only have developed a system of medicine that assumes you can cure one part of your body while poisoning another, but we have been told to accept that disconnection as a precondition for getting well. Didi Pershouse is part of a growing movement challenging this disconnection.

A Letter To Free Fire Cider Supporters From Rosemary Gladstar

It’s time to stand up in support of Free Fire Cider for all!

5 Alternative Health Treatments For Pets

Whether you’re looking to improve your pet’s overall health, their quality of life or correct a specific problem, these alternative treatments could help.

Depression Is The New Obesity For The Heart

According to a recently published report in the Atherosclerosis journal, depression poses a risk for cardiovascular diseases in men that is just as great as that posed by high cholesterol levels and obesity.

Integrative Medicine: An Interview With Dr. Tieraona Low Dog

Dr. Tieraona LowDog is an advocate for health care that is compassionate, effective, equitable, and environmentally conscious.
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October 20, 2018

The waxing Pisces Moon arouses a great many sensitivities. Moods may vary, up and down, from moment to moment. Handle partners with care. A slight provocation can prompt a surprisingly strong emotional response. Interests may be short-lived as attention…
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October 2018

October 14 - 18 Join the acclaimed Grandmaster William C. C. Chen for an intensive five-day Tai Chi Chuan Fall Retreat. Knowledge of the Yang-style short form is a requirement for participation....

Cost: Please see our website

Where:
Eastover Estate & Eco Village
430 East St.
Lenox, MA  01240
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Telephone: 866-264-5139
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October 14 - November 19 60 PDAs A 36 day retreat in which acclaimed Qigong master, Junfeng Li, will meditate and practice not only Sheng Zhen Gong daily, but will also share traditions that...

Cost: Please see our website

Where:
Eastover Estate & Eco Village
430 East St.
Lenox, MA  01240
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Telephone: 866-264-5139
Contact Name: Yingxing Wang
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Lunare is open to magickal vendors and holistic practitioners wishing to offer their spiritual goods and services to an audience interested in all things mystical. General admission to...

Cost: Free general admission, lecture tickets $15

Where:
Hunt Memorial Building
6 Main St
Nashua, NH  03064
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Sponsor: Lunare Mystics
Telephone: 603-801-2113
Contact Name: Alyssa O'Mara
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Join Psychic Medium Diane Lewis for gallery style readings. Diane will be connecting to spirit delivering messages from those who have crossed over. Don't miss this free event sponsored by...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkinton Public Library
13 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA, MA  01748
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Sponsor: Hopkinton Public Library
Telephone: 617-645-6415
Contact Name: Diane Lewis
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Break emotional patterns that keep you stuck in the pain of addictive habits. Heal mental trauma through physical practices involving movement, breath, and meditation.

Where:
Yoga at the Ashram
368 Village Street
Millis, MA  02054
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Sponsor: Yoga At The Ashram
Telephone: (508) 376-4525
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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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With Carrie Rowan Wednesday evenings at 7pm, a 4-week introductory class that teaches quick energy medicine tools, mini meditations to help moms/dads and caregivers reduce stress and stay calm...

Where:
Fitzgerald Institute
Northboro, MA


Telephone: (508) 273-2610
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October 18 - 21 Magnetic-harmonic vibrational therapist, Jay Emmanuel, A.K., N.S.,V.M. shares powerful energy techniques that use the forces of sounds produced by the human voice in combination...

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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Course participant experiences:  “After this course, I learned how to recognize where I hold my tension and release it.”  “My favorite part of the program is the...

Cost: $650

Where:
CHA Center for Mindfulness & Compassion
26 Central Street
2nd Floor Community Room
Somerville, MA  02143
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Sponsor: CHA Center for Mindfulness & Compassion
Telephone: 617-591-6132
Contact Name: Bridget Kiley
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The H.E.A.R.T. Program® (Health Empowerment and Real Transformation) is an innovative holistic curriculum addressing the current health crisis and epidemics of obesity, heart disease, and...

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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Daily practice for peace, healing, Christ mindedness, meditation, awakening.

Where:
Milton, MA


Telephone: 617-696-5685
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14 CEU Credits for Massage/Bodywork Therapists! Oct 19-21: Chi Nei Tsang And...pre-weekend women only event: Oct 18: Women’s Sexual Ecstacy - 1-6pm/6CEUs Chi Nei...

Cost: Please see our website

Where:
Eastover Estate & Eco Village
430 East St.
Lenox, MA  01240
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Telephone: 866-264-5139
Contact Name: Yingxing Wang
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October 19 - 20 (Workshop runs 10-5 both days) When the phase of the Sixth Sun began with the eclipse of July 11, 2010 it was time, according to Sergio’s teacher, for the ancient...

Where:
Natick Mariott Courtyard
Natick, MA


Contact Name: Sandy Corcoran
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With Yogi Amandeep Adi Shakti represents all divine energies. When activated, she manifests herself as creativity, prosperity, wisdom. Rare workshop uniting ancient science of Kundalini...

Where:
Yoga at the Ashram
368 Village St
Millis, MA  02054
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Telephone: (508) 376-4525
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Connect with the ancient wisdom of yoga. Learn how yoga practices are designed to address life’s problems, such as work stress, relationship difficulties, and common mental health issues. Be...

Cost: $40

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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No previous experience is required for this Friday evening event. It is essential for students who are unfamiliar with using the Pathway Prayer Process© and who plan to attend the 2-day...

Cost: $35

Where:
Circles of Wisdom - New location late Summer '18
386 Merrimack Street
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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Bee Kind Music Class with Carrie Rowan inspires a love to music in little ones. 10am on Fridays for 8 weeks at Playtown Express in Southboro. To register call (508) 480-0022 or...

Where:
Playtown Express
150 Cordaville Road
Southboro, MA
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Telephone: 508-273-2610
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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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Refresh, refocus, simplify. Discover easy tools and strategies to prepare for an incredible holiday season. 8:00–8:30 Registration open 8:30–8:35 Welcome 8:35–9:20 Circle...

Cost: $99

Where:
Women’s Health Resource Center
9 Hanover Street
Lebanon, NH  03766
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Sponsor: Almstrom Financial, Green Mt. Hypnosis, Patti Friedman, Eva Loomis
Telephone: (603) 650-2600
Contact Name: Women’s Health Resource Center

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October 20 - 21 Early Bird Special! Register before September 30 and save $45! Prerequisite: Be familiar with accessing the Akashic Records through the Pathway Prayer Process© either...

Cost: $350 before September 30

Where:
Circles of Wisdom - New location late Summer '18
386 Merrimack Street
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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See all that is new at Dragonfly! Come and meet our new practitioners and teachers and learn about the innovative holistic modalities that are being offered. Participate in free classes, see...

Where:
Dragonfly Wellness Center
176 Jackson Rd.
Devens, MA  MA
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Telephone: 978-487-7181
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October 20 & 21, 10:30am-6:30pm Practices and Approaches for PTSD, Depression and Anxiety with Erin Byron, MA, E-RYT500, C-IAYT, YACEP, Licensed Mental Health Professional Experiment with...

Cost: $325

Where:
YogaLife Institute of NH
6 Chestnut Street
Exeter, NH  03833
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Sponsor: YogaLife Institute of NH
Telephone: 603-867-3969
Contact Name: Alice Bentley
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The shamanic rattle is a sacred tool that can be used to shift into an altered state of consciousness, sense and track energy, and heal the energetic body, which contains the codes underlying...

Cost: $40

Where:
Akasha Studio
20 Birch Street
Roslindale, MA  02131
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Sponsor: Miriam Katz, Shamanic Healer
Telephone: 617-545-5142
Contact Name: Miriam Katz
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