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EarthTalk: Is Fluoridated Water Safe?

The debate over whether we should add fluoride to public drinking water has raged since the 1940s when American cities...

Whitewash: The Disturbring Truth About Cow’s Milk and Your Health

Whitewash is nutritionist and wellness expert Joseph Keon's response to the destructive myth that people need to consume cow's milk to be healthy.

Down There: Sexual and Reproductive Health the Wise Woman Way

Deep-rooted in the oldest healing tradition, Wise Woman herbalist Susan Weed is candid and insightful.

Healthy Brains Make Happy People

As a holistic nutrition consultant, I see many who are suffering from headaches, migraines, forgetfulness and depression.

How Love Heals

It's the heart that holds the keys to unlocking natural medicine.

The Role of a Holistic Healer

The role of the healer in alternative medicine is to facilitate rather than direct the healing process.

The Invisible Pollutants: Electricity and Magnetism

With electromagnetic pollution on the rise, applying these commonsense, natural living guidelines can help decrease your EMR exposure.

EMF Overload: Tempest of the 21st Century

New information links exposure to excessive electromagnetic frequencies from cell phone, computers and signal towers with disturbances in our own human energy field.

Doctors Are More Harmful Than Germs

The Hippocratic Oath's "Do no harm" is in direct conflict with modern medicine (which is not about healing but rather about trying to create the absence of disease).

Ask the Acupuncturist

For over two thousand years, acupuncture has successfully treated everything from cancer to mental illness to infertility to chronic pain in patients both from the east and west.

A Simple Breathing Rejuvenator

Try this simple, deep breathing technique for bringing a breath of fresh air and natural healing into your life.

Breast Cancer Screening Without Radiation

Mammogram use is decreasing because repeatedly exposing women to even small amounts of radiation is known to cause breast cancer, as well as detect it. Studies show that this non-invasive alternative form of screening...

Your Bones: How You Can Prevent Osteoporosis and Have Strong Bones for Life —Naturally

Lara Pizzorno emphatically raises the red flag on conventional bone medicine.

Wild Feminine: Finding Power, Spirit and Joy in the Female Body

A woman's most powerful and creative energy comes from her root.

The Hara: Center of Being

Learning to open and close the hara protects highly sensitive empathic people.

Good News For Your Eyesight

When I first studied yoga I wore glasses all the time. I was twenty-four and had been wearing them since I was thirteen...

Energy Medicine: Keeping Your Energies Humming

Try these simple and quick energy medicine pick-me-ups throughout the day to de-stress, rejuvenate and just plain feel good!

Miracle Power of Touch

Australian mother Kate Ogg was told her newborn, premature son Jamie had died after efforts to resuscitate him failed shortly after his birth.

Dissolving Pain

A leader in brainwave biofeedback, Dr. Les Fehmi believes in the power of the brain. In Dissolving Pain he explains how to regulate and balance brainwave patterns to overcome pain.

Radical Healing

As politicians posture over how to best "revamp" our current healthcare-in-crisis system, truly transformative healing modalities are being completely ignored.

Wake Up Your Immune System

As I learn more about how the body works, I’m reminded of the miracle of this creation. Scientists can produce life in the laboratory, but not without the genome from living tissue.

You’ve Got the Power

I was recently in my old hometown of Boston and picked up Spirit of Change and was reading through it at breakfast one morning. Excellent informative, provocative, and holistically minded articles, great colors, and interesting advertisements.

St. Patrick Offers Breast Cancer Insight

Linda's wonderful and informative article on breast cancer in this issue of SOC [“Breast Health 101: What’s Best for the Breast” by Linda Marks] reminded me of a channeling session I had last year with my spirit guide, St. Patrick.

Essential Shiatsu

Shiatsu (shi-fingers, atsu-pressure) is the Japanese art of finger pressure massage that primarily works with the Principal Meridians, the basic channels through which energy flows.

Using Conventional and Energy Medicine Together

My daughter Tanya began feeling pain in the area over her ovaries when she was in her mid-thirties, and the early stages of fibroid growth were detected.

Heal Your Nature Deficiency

Do you suffer from a "nature deficiency?" If you’re like most people in modern society, you spend most of your 24 hours of the day indoors.

Managing PMS with Energy Medicine

When the miseries of PMS occur, keep life as calm as possible and be ready to use your energies to help ease uncomfortable symptoms away.

Self-care and Healthy Living on a Budget

As an elder living self-sufficiently, sensibly and sustainably, my approach to health care is self-care...

Musings: What If The Brain Is The Only Healer We Really Need?

A friend emailed a cartoon illustrating the inconvenient side of practicing self-healing. A man and a woman are sitting on a couch talking to each other at a party.

What Is EMDR?

Visit the new Spirit of Change online alternative health directory to find the answer to this question and more

Snoring Solutions

You may have heard someone in your household snoring, the most common symptom attributed to sleep apnea.

Treating Depression with Holistic Medicine

As so many of us know, depression can feel like a huge weight to carry, and it can be really hard to get through the day.

Acupuncturists Without Borders

Emotional trauma is very common among soldiers and medical staff returning from war and can be just as painful as physical trauma. Many veterans from past wars still experience flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety and depression even decades after their war is over.

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.
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September 25, 2018

Following last night’s dramatic full Moon, today’s emotional tenor is less conspicuous. The Aires Moon makes an early morning opposition to Mercury, which may present lingering communication challenges at the start of the workday. Double-check messages…
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September 2018

September 23 - 25 A discipline called "Qigongology" has emerged as a result of the experimental data from modern medicine and clinical research combined into a 20 year study and...

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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Start date: September 23, 2018  Take your knowledge to the next level and become a holistic professional facilitating treatments with clients and/or teaching. Eight month program assists...

Cost: $1199 (Early Bird $1099)

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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Hosted by members of the Reflexology Association of NH and Renu Spa Complimentary mini reflexology sessions in honor of world reflexology week. Holistic Wellness practitioners, vendors, and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Renu Body Spa and Salon
583 Daniel Webster Highway
Merrimack, NH  03054
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Sponsor: Reflexology Association of NH
Telephone: 603-234-5769
Contact Name: Andrea Montgomery

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Dates: September 23, October 20, November 17, December 8; 10am - 5pm Instructor: Linda Patterson, Clinical Herbalist & Aromatherapist Learn how essential oils work to heal the body, mind...

Cost: $500 plus $50 materials

Where:
12 Pelham Terrace
Arlington, MA  02476
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This transformational workshop for singles and couples will equip you with the awareness, tools and skills to create the connection and intimacy you desire. Register here: https://bit.ly/2MocBcv...

Cost: $147 per person

Where:
Watertown Center for Healing Arts
22 Mount Auburn Street
Watertown, MA  02472
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Sponsor: Watertown Center for Healing Arts
Telephone: 508-340-0781
Contact Name: Brynn Bishop
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If you seek peace and happiness outside of yourself, this is a call to return home. What you think, you become, and what you seek is already within. This is a unique blend of practices for mind,...

Cost: $22 per class

Where:
Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 Lyman Street, Suite 108B
Westborough, MA  01581
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Sponsor: SOHUM
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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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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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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Have you heard of natural birth control and wondered how that can be possible? Or are you trying to or planning to conceive? This session is for you! We’ll talk about the benefits of charting...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Democracy Center
45 Mt. Auburn St
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Telephone: 617-899-7624
Contact Name: Anna Churchill

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Enjoy The Experience Of Being Fully Human And Transcendental With Enlightenment Transmission An Enlightenment Transmission happens when there is a connection between a person’s inner Self...

Cost: Free

Where:
Quaker Meeting House
1837 Forest Avenue
Portland, ME  04103
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Sponsor: Enlightenment Transmission Foundation
Contact Name: Board of Directors
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With Jonathan Glass, Ayurvedic practitioner Presenting a 28-day program designed to initiate and maximize detoxification and nourishment of your body, mind and soul, inspiring results that can...

Where:
Zoom online class
Once you register, you will receive a link to the location of the Zoom class.
, MA
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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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Singer/songwriter Linda Marks releases her new album “Moments” at Club Passim in Harvard Square at 8 pm. Joining her will be her seven piece band. Rick Drost opens. Tickets:...

Where:
Club Passim
Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA
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September 27 - 30 Led by Chuck Raffoni ( E-RYT200) this sure to be unforgettable weekend is designed to allow you to experience Vermont in the beautiful transition from summer to fall. You...

Cost: $650

Where:
Good Commons
Plymouth, VT


Sponsor: Relax and Recharge with Chuck
Telephone: 978-807-3131
Contact Name: Chuck Raffoni
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“Reality itself is always already the case.” In every time and place, human beings have sought to grasp the ultimate mysteries of life and death. From time to time, great...

Where:
West Newton Cinema
1296 Washington Street
West Newton, MA
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Telephone: (508) 650-0136
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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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Grades 3-5 Instructor: Peyton Pugmire Spend September at Sorcery School! Students will be “sorted” into houses of their own design, create personalized wands, pen and cast rhyming...

Cost: $145

Where:
Creative Spirit
80 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA  01945
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Sponsor: Creative Spirit
Telephone: 781-797-0389
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Daily practice for peace, healing, Christ mindedness, meditation, awakening.

Where:
Milton, MA


Telephone: 617-696-5685
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September 28 - 30 Sheng Zhen Gong is not just a qigong practice, it is timeless wisdom that guides us to the way (dao) of life – a path to feeling liberated. It is the sacred truth of...

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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Special Offer - take both Simply Healing classes and save $25. Please click here to register. Many of us have some knowledge of attachments, thought forms and extraterrestrial influences....

Cost: $125

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street
Suite 1-A
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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Fundraiser for the Framingham Public Library Share in this extraordinary evening of spirit communication. Join Diane as she bridges the gap and connects to spirit delivering messages from...

Cost: $25 per person

Where:
Framingham Public Library
49 Lexington Street
Framingham, MA  01702
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Sponsor: Friends Framingham Library
Telephone: 508-875-1918
Contact Name: Marsha Farmelant
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September 28, 12pm-7pm and September 29, 10am-6pm Experience therapeutic mini foot, hand or ear reflexology treatment. Your donations will benefit cancer patients associated with Lucy’s...

Where:
Heart and Soul Holistic Healing Center
North Easton, MA

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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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Blue Skye Wellness Presents: Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Full Day Workshop Learn how to effectively use essential oils Practice safe use guidelines Discern how to choose which oils...

Cost: $120

Where:
Lenox Community Center
65 walker Street
PO Box 98
Lenox, MA  01240
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Sponsor: Blue Skye Wellness, LLC
Telephone: 413-242-4069
Contact Name: Kay Judge
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With Ross J. Miller, psychic healer, medium, regression therapist In this unique, experiential workshop you’ll learn how to identify your guardian angels and spirit guides by name and...

Where:
Newton, MA


Sponsor: Ross J. Miller
Telephone: (617) 527-3583
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Prequisite – Simply Healing Part 1 Special offer - Take two classes and save $25 - see info in link. This class continues the knowledge gained in Simply Healing - Level 1 as we...

Cost: $175

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street
Suite 1-A
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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With Katie Malloy Ramaci  Expand your connection to the angels by learning IET levels 2 and 3 certification. Truly move forward on your path. Learn Soulstar activation and release...

Cost: $1099 (Early Bird $999)

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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September 29 - October 5 7 individual days of immersion in the wisdom, healing and bliss on the life-changing Enlightenment Transmission Intensive in beautiful MidCoast, Maine, USA. In theory...

Cost: Sliding Scale $125-95/day

Where:
Damariscotta, ME


Contact Name: Board of Directors
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Learn basics of Tachyon and quantum physics. Sample the Tachyon healing and meditation chamber. Raffle and door prize.

Cost: $25 at the door or $20 pre-register

Where:
The Sanctuary for Celestial Empowerment
10 Grassmere Avenue
Suite #300
West Hartford, CT
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Telephone: 860-586-8700
Contact Name: Celeste E Mattingly, LCSW
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There are few instruments like the Gong that can heal us through its purification properties of sound vibrations. In this energy field, the beginnings of removing all blocks can occur allowing you...

Cost: $35 early bird till Sept 25 ($40 after)

Where:
Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 Lyman Street, Suite 108B
Westborough, MA  01581
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Sponsor: Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
Website »

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September 28, 12pm-7pm and September 29, 10am-6pm Experience therapeutic mini foot, hand or ear reflexology treatment. Your donations will benefit cancer patients associated with Lucy’s...

Where:
Heart and Soul Holistic Healing Center
North Easton, MA

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September 29 - 30 We all want to feel joy, happiness, contentment — and with the tools you get at this workshop — you can. Access and sustain a higher level of consciousness.

Where:
Boston, MA


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