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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.

Bring Me the Ocean

Occupational therapist Rebecca Reynolds, a native of Concord, Massachusetts, manages a traveling, nature-based educational and therapeutic program for those confined to close-care institutions.

Forgiveness as Healing

A puzzled lady said to a friend, “I cannot understand it. I have the nicest neighbor who is dying of cancer.

The Pull Towards Pills

Pills have not always been with us, and yet people have always been able to recover from a variety of illnesses.

Ask the Holistic Health Vet

If holistic medicine is the right healthcare option for you and your family, a holistic vet might provide the best care for your pets as well.

Redesign the Blueprint for Your Animal’s Health Through Diet

We began our journey in the early 1970’s, when little attention was paid to the importance of a nutritious diet and the role it plays in the animal’s quality of life and longevity.

The Wisdom of Herbal Pet Care

"Dogs resemble the nation which creates them," stated Gertrude Stein, back in 1940. Not surprisingly, veterinarians today report a tremendous increase in the amount of cancer and heart disease in their patients.

Personal Kabbalah and the Highest Learning

Einstein said, “A genius is a person who can tap into the secrets of the universe and be in a state where he receives higher intelligence.”

Musings: Higher Learning

A wise teacher once told me, “Study what you love and the learning will follow.” I have found this to be true in my life.

Breast Health for Women

Celebrating the Goddess within us can occur by honoring and taking care of the physical body.

Holistic Health Self Care at Your Fingertips

Tips for usings Holistic Health to take care of yourself.

Musings: Self-care Tips

  Stress is the number one factor depleting our health today. The absorption of toxins poisoning our bodies is a close second

Choosing How to Birth: Questions to Ask Your Doctor, Hospital and Midwife

In 2004, 98 percent of all births in the United States took place in hospitals...

How to Survive Living in a Toxic Environment

Mitch Gaynor, MD, is founder and president of Gaynor Integrative Oncology, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Weill College, affiliated with Cornell University and New York Hospital.

The Promise of Pilates

Pilates (pronounced pi LAH tees) has been around for nearly a century, but it has become increasingly popular due to its association with professional athletes and Hollywood actors.

Winter Indoor Health

Winter is on its way and with it comes the challenge to remain healthy.

Gums Connect More Than Teeth

The old verse, "the hip bone’s connected to the thigh bone…the thigh bone’s connected to the knee bone…the knee bone’s connected to the shin bone…" has significance beyond the skeleton.

Young Healers

What parent hasn’t looked at their child while he or she is in a constant state of motion, and wondered, “How could we focus that energy in a more positive direction?”

Broccoli Sprouts to the Rescue

There is compelling scientific evidence that consumption of vegetables and fruits helps to reduce the risk of some cancers.

Expand Your Options When Peeling A Banana

Which end of the banana do you peel from? I asked this while presenting to a conference for Mongolians and Americans. How many peel from the stem end?

Better Health through Bra-free Living

Remember when you were told tobacco was safe? Remember when you were told fast foods were healthy? Have you been told bras are good for you?

Light: Eating The Wild Electron

Light is the basic component from which all life originates, evolves, and is energized. Light and health are inseparable.

Musings: Your Personal Healing System

Amazing, but true…according to the latest statistics posted at http://www.AmericanCancerSociety.org, your lifetime probability of developing cancer is 1 in 2 if you are a US male, and 1 in 3 if you are female.

Shock and Awe: Holistic Health Traumatic Stress Care

When the phone rang on Mother's Day a few years ago, my heart stopped when the caller identified herself as a police officer from our town.

The Era of Energy Medicine

hroughout history, subtle energies associated with the human body have been used for healing purposes.

Functioning Without Silence: The Mistake of the Intellect

In 1969, when I was dumb and bold, I talked my way onto a crew hired to sail a boat from Hawaii back to the mainland after the boat had under-performed in the Trans-pacific yacht race.

The Place Where Healing Begins

The creative process knows many cycles, those that take us into the depths of being, those where we stride into the world, and everything in between.
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Daily Astrology

January 20, 2018

With the Sun now in Aquarius, winter’s depths are upon us. The next few weeks are typically the coldest in the northern hemisphere. Today’s Pisces Moon lends itself to appreciating the beauty of a season when so much seems asleep or hidden under blankets…
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January 2018

Two Sundays, January 14th and February 11th Learn advanced techniques for self-care, to offer Reiki to others from a distance and for manifesting what you want in your life! Facilitated...

Cost: $250

Where:
Northeast Reiki Center
61 Nicholas Road, Suite B2
Framingham, MA  01701
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Sponsor: Northeast Reiki Center
Telephone: 508-808-5696
Contact Name: Lou Orsan
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Join us the Second Sunday of the month at the Northeast Reiki Center classroom in Framingham for a Reiki Circle in the Usui Reiki System of Natural Healing. We are a gathering of Reiki...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northeast Reiki Center
61 Nicholas Road, Suite B2
Framingham, MA  01701
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Sponsor: Northeast Reiki Center
Telephone: 508-808-5696
Contact Name: Lou Orsan
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January 15 - February 23, 2018 A cross-cultural midwifery and global health experience ***Application Deadline November 3*** Come spend six weeks at the ACAM birth center, located in a...

Where:
ACAM Birth Center
Western Highlands of Guatemala, MA


Sponsor: Maya Midwifery International
Contact Name: Dena Moes
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Qigong and tai chi are 2500+ year old healing arts originating in China. These moving meditations offer unique health benefits that western medicine is...

Cost: $11-$15 per class

Where:
Chelmsford Wellness Center
3 Littleton Road, 2nd Floor
Westford, MA  01886
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Sponsor: Cultivating Qi
Telephone: 978-856-8118
Contact Name: Dave Crocker
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January 8 - February 12, 2018 Intuition + Energy Medicine + Energy Psychology = The REAP Healing Method This 6 week certification training course provides you with the understanding and the...

Cost: $695

Where:
Live Online
Comfort of Your Home
, MA
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Sponsor: The REAP Healing Method
Telephone: 978-877-8651
Contact Name: Pamela Dussault
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Experience the power of singing gospel music with more than 250 others as part of the Mystic Chorale, led by award-winning director and composer, Jonathan Singleton. Join Mystic as we prepare...

Cost: $105

Where:
First Parish Unitarian
630 Mass Ave.
Arlington , MA
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Sponsor: The Mystic Chorale
Telephone: 781-738-1920
Contact Name: Jai Kaur Annamaria
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Change is what happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of changing.” – Rav Berg, Spiritual Director, Kabbalah Centre Last year, you most likely set New...

Cost: Free

Where:
MGH at Charlestown Navy Yard
Building 114, Room D1
114 16th Street
Charlestown, MA  02129
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Sponsor: Kabbalah Center
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Qigong and tai chi are 2500+ year old healing arts originating in China. These moving meditations offer unique health benefits that western medicine is integrating into treatment plans. By...

Cost: $12-$17 per class

Where:
Dragonfly Wellness Ceneter
176 Jackson Road
Devens, MA  01434
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Sponsor: Cultivating Qi
Telephone: 978-856-8118
Contact Name: Dave Crocker
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Come hear Steven, M. Buggy, Corey and Scotty share their healing experiences with addiction and entheogens. Donation: $5 (We won’t turn you away if you can’t afford to pay.)...

Cost: $5

Where:
Make Shift
549 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA  02118
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Sponsor: It’s a Bob World
Telephone: 617-752-2481
Contact Name: Bob Cohen

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6 Week Series with Sherri Snyder-Roche Start your year with greater awareness. In Kundalini Yoga, we harness the mental, physical, and nervous energies of the body and put them under the...

Cost: $90

Where:
State of Grace Yoga and Wellness Center
104 East Hartford Ave.
Uxbridge, MA  01569
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Telephone: 508-278-2818
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Removing limiting beliefs and shaping your future with Julie Rost and Tracey Miller The new year brings forth a natural and truly beautiful human desire to seek more from life. But resolutions...

Cost: $150 (includes lunch)

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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Reiki is a gentle energy healing method from Japan that anyone can learn. Reiki 1 is the basic Reiki attunement that allows people to work on family members, pets, plants and more. During class...

Cost: $150

Where:
Perfect Fit Pilates and Stretch
85 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA  01748
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Sponsor: Elder Grove Shamanic Healing
Telephone: 774-232-2343
Contact Name: Deb Fate-Mental
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Join Diane Lewis for a very special author event! Diane will be introducing her new book From Psychic to Soul. From Psychic to Soul is a reveal of how every person is psychic. How we already,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble
1 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA
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Sponsor: Barnes & Noble
Telephone: 617-645-6415
Contact Name: Diane Lewis
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