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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.

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.
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Daily Astrology

December 13, 2018

Keep a notepad bedside. A visionary idea could surface overnight. Shortly after sunrise the Moon arrives in mystical Pisces. Emotional and psychic sensitivities increase but be on the lookout for incorrect assumptions as well as faulty telepathic…
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Join us the second Tuesday evening of the month for a Reiki Share in the Usui Reiki system of natural healing. We are a gathering of Reiki practitioners who share experiences, practice...

Cost: Free

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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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

Divine Paradigm
58b Macy St
Amesbury, MA  01913
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Contact Name: Brad Fanger

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Please join us at our monthly meetings, second Wednesday each month September - June in Westboro, MA. A welcoming community working for the greater health and wellbeing of all. Contact...

Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 Lyman St
Westborough, MA
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Journaling can be a part of your inner work and is, in fact, on the tree of contemplative practices.  Whether you are a meditator or keep a journal or neither of the above, all are welcome to...

Cost: Free

Waltham Public Library
735 Main Street
Waltham, MA  02451
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Sponsor: Louise Goldstein
Telephone: 617-710-6145
Contact Name: Waltham Public Library
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Sponsored by the Canton Spiritualist Church. Held at the Blue Hills, Canton, MA. Psychics, mediums, readings for a fee. Free healings.

Cost: Free admission

Blue Hills
Canton, MA

Sponsor: Canton Spiritualist Church
Telephone: (617) 469-2568

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Discover the power of body tapping and nature based solutions that will help you: More effectively manage and ease chronic pain issues. Clear stuck energy with body tapping. Learn the basic...

Cost: $49

Clearpoint Center
259 East Street
Stafford Springs, CT  06076
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Sponsor: Clearpoint Center
Telephone: 860-684-3994
Contact Name: Steve Munn
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With Susie Masters We warmly invite you to join us for The Winter Solstice Workshop. Celebrate the shortest day while giving yourself the space to feel and experience the now. During this...

Cost: $45

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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All are invited to a special barefoot, free style dance and live music event on December 15th from 7:30pm–10pm in Greenfield, Massachusetts. We will be having a special freestyle, barefoot...

Cost: $5-$10

The Episcopal Church of St. James & Andrew
71 Federal St.
Greenfield, MA  01301
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Sponsor: Dance Spree
Telephone: (413)658-7011 (no texting please)
Contact Name: Jasper Lapienski
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Tired of missing opportunities that could further your life, your education, even your work? Tired of missing threats that continue to hold back your life, your education, even your work? Sit down...

Cost: $40

Caffe Nero
368 Congress St
Boston, MA  02210
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Contact Name: Soni
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