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Your Unlimited Healing Potential

When you scrape your elbow, a bit of blood oozes out to clean the wound and wash away bacteria. It then forms a protective scab that keeps out invading microorganisms while your skin has a chance to heal underneath.

Breast Health 101

In early January, I went in for a routine mammogram. My annual physical was at the end of November and I was deemed to be in good health, including the annual manual breast exam by my doctor.

Ayurvedic Restoration

Ayurveda is one of the oldest known systems of medicine in the world. Practices that predate written records, handed down by word of mouth, are believed to have originated in the second millennium BC.

A Closer Look at Yoga

A Closer Look at Yoga: A Guide for Everyday Practice is a thoughtful and encouraging companion offering both novice and longtime practitioners a deeper self awareness through yoga.

Stars of the Meadow

David Dalton first explored medicinal herbs and flowers using a scientific western approach: ingest something and passively wait for results.

The Doctor Who Was Healed By a Dog

Dr. Will was a veterinary medical research doctor who thought he had discovered his life purpose in understanding how to medically treat and cure dogs.

Energy Medicine: Dissolving Your Stress Away

Your energy system instantly dissolves stress when you apply these simple 1-minute energy medicine techniques.

Musings: Calming Stress

Last year when I decided upon “Calming Stress” as a theme for the spring 2010 issue of Spirit of Change, I envisioned our country moving towards prosperity and modernization under...

The Natural Healer in Your Bedroom: A Four-Legged's Guide to Reducing Human Stress

When I was very young, my first best friend was Mittens, a cocker spaniel who lived next door. For the first two years of my life, Mittens and I were inseparable.

"You’re The Lady Who Brings Me Spirit:" Lessons of a Reiki Hospice Volunteer

Like many Reiki practitioners, I discovered that Reiki facilitates the realization of enduring life lessons.

Yogoda: The Healing Legacy of Paramhansa Yogananda

Some 90 years ago, Paramhansa Yogananda, the great master of yoga and the author of the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi, introduced a unique system for reducing stress...

Musings: Boost Your Immunity For Free

"The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."

Massachusetts Pandemic Response Bill

During the last week of September, Spirit of Change began receiving emails from readers panicking about online chatter concerning Massachusetts Senate Bill 2028...

Energy Medicine: Triple Warmer and Radiant Circuits

You can reprogram your immune system to go from invading foe to protective friend with simple energy medicine tools.

Mother Knows Best: An Acupuncture Infertility Story

How about with poison ivy reminded me what my mother said was true.

The Healing Consciousness

Dr. Beth Dupree carries a variety of tools in her doctor's kit. As a surgeon focusing on breast cancer care, she's trained in Western medicine.

Letter: Swine Flu Protection

Thank you so much for the fall issue, and especially for the articles on Homeopathy and the Horizon switch from organic to "natural." In particular, I appreciated the letter to President Obama about the potential for homeopathic options in addressing the H1N1 flu virus situation.

Energy Medicine’s Radiant Circuits

"Happiness is our natural state,” asserts neurochemist Candace Pert in Molecules of Emotion. “Bliss,” she tells us, speaking of endorphins and other neurotransmitters that support joy, “is hardwired.”

Musings: Greening The Earth

I see a whole lot of uprooting and replanting going on these days as our country undergoes major overhauls in healthcare, energy policy, finances, transportation, retail, housing, education, national security.

Energy Medicine: The Auric Embrace

The aura is a multilayered sphere of energy that emanates from your body and interacts with the atmosphere of the Earth.

Homeopathy: The Green Revolution's Quiet Healthcare Hero

Today's newspaper headline declares health care is in another crisis.

Letter to President Obama

Dear Mr. President,You have said that our health-care costs and the financial health of our economy are inextricably linked.

Is Acupuncture Right for You?

Holistic means “encompassing the whole.” Unlike Western medicine’s attempt to alleviate individual symptoms...

Musings: Healing With Food

Embedded within every crisis is the seed of opportunity. While a crisis means that change is imminent...

Round and Round: Reiki for Vestibular Disorders

Imagine visiting New York City for the first time in your life, but you are not able to...

Restoring Affordable Health Care Through Community

While Maslow's hierarchy of basic human needs begins with food...

What is Energy Medicine?

In energy medicine, energy is the medicine, and you are the practitioner, the one who inhabits the body being cared for.

Banishing Winter Blues

It’s that time of the year — the days are getting a little shorter, the mornings are crisper and the leaves are in the midst of beautiful, colorful changes.

Deepening the Roots Within

One of my favorite Kudzu comics is a drawing of two men sitting on a log on a lazy afternoon waiting for the fish to bite.

How The Body Performs Healing Miracles

The human body is trainable. It can correct the over and under reactions leading to disease and symptoms.

Reversing Incurable Disease

Eighteen years ago I sat across from my doctor and heard, "The good news is you don't have cancer; the bad news…you have multiple sclerosis (MS).

The Art of Self-Induced Healing

Over the past 30 years as an author, speaker, teacher and surgeon, Bernie Siegel, MD has touched thousands of lives all over the planet with healing.

Acid or Antacid? That is the Question

A low level of stomach acid production occurs in 47% of the general population, the highest incidence being found in people over fifty years old.

Aromatherapy 101

Aromatherapy is the art of healing the mind, body and spirit with essential oils, which have been harvested from nature.

Diagnosis Shock: The Unrecognized Burden of Illness

Diagnosis shock is the traumatic reaction people experience the moment they first suspect or are told that they have a serious physical or emotional illness.

Holistic Moms Support Informed Consent for Vaccinations

The Holistic Moms Network (HMN), a national non-profit with more than 120 chapters across the U.S., extends its support to the Poling family, whose daughter Hannah descended into...

Musings: Refresh Your Health

As the presidential campaign heats up this summer, our nation will search its collective heart, mind and soul by sifting through the promises and lofty aspirations...

Walking Your Blues Away

Trauma is nothing new to the human race. We are certainly familiar with trauma in the modern world, from acts of war and terrorism to crime...

Warning: This Warning May Cause Disease

Numerous experts, research studies, practitioners and those selling products warn that we can be harmed daily by poor lifestyles, poor quality foods with low nutrient value...

Musings: Miracles, Midlife, and Waking Up the Mind

A good friend’s husband was recently diagnosed with stage four inoperable brain and lung cancer.

A Winter Herbal Almanac

With winter’s seemingly omnipresent cold and flu season upon us, it is in our best interest to be proactive and to start taking preventative measures.

Ayurvedic Solutions For Women

Every stage of a woman’s life presents specific needs and challenges. Today’s women, in particular, are looking for ways to balance family, career, community, and personal growth.

Chelation Therapy: A Shot in the Arm Towards Better Health

Each year over 500,000 Americans die of cardiovascular disease, our nation's number one killer, and an estimated 1,500,000 new cases are diagnosed.

EarthTalk: Environmentally Friendly Sanitary Pads

Women of ancient cultures couldn't buy feminine hygiene products at the supermarket or drugstore chain, so they improvised, fashioning them instead out of various natural and biodegradable materials...

Every Woman Deserves a Doula

A doula. It’s not so new, actually. There have been women supporting women through birth since the dawn of time.

Musings: We Are All Born Healers

My 83-year-old friend Jerry shared this story with me recently about natural healing “the old way.”

The Cambridge Doula Program: Helping Women Access Their Deepest Courage

When Kate Ellsworth birthed at the Cambridge Birth Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts last September, she had support from a doula provided free by the Cambridge Health Alliance.

The Joys of Plant and Natural Medicine

When I was about 12, my family moved into a new house. Exploring the backyard, I found an interesting smelling plant with green spikes shooting up.

Winter Health the Natural Living Way

Winter is coming and our immune system is often put to the test. How will yours do this winter?

A Natural Movement: You and Your Bowels

It's both telling and sadly amusing that, after condoms, Preparation H is the second most frequently shoplifted pharmaceutical item in the country.
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Daily Astrology

April 20, 2018

We’re quick to rise and shine this morning. Minds boot up instantly. Thoughts are nimble, sprinkled with intuitive flashes but when the Moon goes on a mid-morning void of course sojourn, attention wavers. Adjust your tempo to the slower, less energized…
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April 2018

Open hours for the Native American Trunk Show: Friday, April 13: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Saturday, April 14: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Sunday, April 15: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Please join us as we...

Cost: No charge for admission to the show

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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Have you done yoga before but feel a little rusty? Haven't been on your mat in a while? Yoga Basics is a great place to begin again. Do you feel you need motivation to jump-start your...

Cost: $60

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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Learn new skills while supporting a good cause! Please RSVP here. Would you like to learn some simple, profound techniques to foster deeper connection? At this special fundraiser event for...

Cost: $25 - $100

Where:
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA


Contact Name: Brynn Bhishop
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Interested in learning more about this life affirming and in-depth eight week course with Erin Woo? Join us on Tuesday April 17th from 6-8pm for a free orientation. All are welcome!...

Cost: Free

Where:
Balance Bethlehem
2087 Main Street
Bethlehem, NH  03574
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Sponsor: Balance Bethlehem
Telephone: 603-869-2125
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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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Hypnosis as a wellness modality offers you the opportunity to engage with your subconscious mind to connect with and understand your thoughts, habits, and belief systems. By working with the...

Cost: $20

Where:
Balance Bethlehem
2087 Main Street
Bethlehem, NH  03574
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Sponsor: Balance Bethlehem
Telephone: 603-869-2125
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Neurosculpting® is a trademarked 5-step process fusing the latest in neuroscience within a guided meditation to help individuals easliy harness the power of self-directed neuroplasticity for...

Cost: $40

Where:
Breather
262 Washington Street 402-2
Downtown Crossing
Boston, MA  02108
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Sponsor: Brain Hacker
Telephone: 617-821-5560
Contact Name: Katie DiChiara
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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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Third Tuesday of every month! A wonderful way to dilute stress and heal yourself with peace. www.WisdomoftheAges.biz www.Facebook.com/WisdomoftheAgesStore

Cost: $10

Where:
Wisdom of the Ages
Simsbury, CT


Telephone: 860-651-1172
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April 20 - 21, 2018 Providing valuable insight into diagnosing and treating tick-borne diseases and associated health concerns using an integrative medical approach. Join us for this exceptional...

Where:
Westin Baltimore, Washington International (BWI) Airport
, DC


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Join Rose Goldblatt in a day long yoga immersion for the opportunity to further your understanding of all aspects of yoga and to deepen your asana practice. It can be difficult to fully...

Cost: $100

Where:
Balance Bethlehem
2087 Main Street
Bethlehem, NH  03574
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Sponsor: Balance Bethlehem
Telephone: 603-869-2125
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Integrative treatment model for self-healing, as well as training for counselors, LICWs, doctors, nurses, yoga teachers. Pre-requisite: Introducing YCBT. www.YogaAtTheAshram.org...

Where:
Yoga at the Ashram
368 Village St
Millis, MA  02054
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Telephone: 508-376-4525
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EFT tapping for stress, food cravings, and long-term weight maintenance. This event is free to the public! Community members and professionals welcome! In a once in a lifetime...

Cost: Free

Where:
Newburyport City Hall Auditorium
60 Pleasant St.
Newburyport, MA  01950
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Sponsor: Awaken Holistic Counseling Services and the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP)
Telephone: 978-255-7893
Contact Name: Kerri Morrison
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With Julie Rost Yoga philosophy presents five paths up the mountain toward enlightenment. In simple terms they are through a healthy body (Tantra), mindful actions (Karma), inner wisdom (Jnana),...

Cost: $150 (includes lunch)

Where:
YogaLife Institute
6 Chestnut St
Suite A
Exeter, NH  03833
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Sponsor: YogaLife Institute
Telephone: 603-969-8968
Contact Name: Brian Serven
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Join us for our Wellness Fair Fundraiser for Boston Children’s Hospital. Choose from the following classes and services: Mini yoga classes Mini chair massage Mini acupressure Mini...

Cost: $10

Where:
State of Grace Yoga and Wellness Center
104 E. Hartford Avenue, Unit A
Uxbridge, MA  01569
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Telephone: 508-278-2818
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