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What Cuba Can Teach Us About Health Care

Even Trump supporters agree we can learn something from the country’s universal, low-cost health care system. It’s that good.

Good News Headlines 10/17/17

By helping donors ‘pay it forward,’ these teens are working to ensure that no student goes hungry…

Featured Events: 2-Year Healing Program At The Budrose Center

Learn techniques, acquire tools, and become part of a like minded community who support you in healing, clearing, and understanding your feelings around anxiety, depression, grief, anger, and generally feeling lost…

Indigenous People Invented The So-Called ‘American Dream’

The notion underlying both the DACA repeal and the wall – which is that “illegal” immigrants, most of them from Mexico, are stealing U.S. jobs and hurting society – reflects a profound misunderstanding of American history.

Good News Headlines 10/10/17

Cathy Rude has braved her share of storms and flooding to get to a laboring patient. But last week was the first time the 63-year-old faced flood waters so high that her only way to work was to hitch a ride on an inflatable swan.

Amid ‘Alarming Setbacks,’ Right Livelihood Winners Embody Vision Of Better World

The winners of the 2017 Right Livelihood Awards—often referred to as the Alternative Nobel Prize—were announced in Stockholm, Sweden on Tuesday in order to honor and reward the dedication and positive impact from this year's four recipients.

“Carpe Diem Politics”: How to Do More Than Just Resist

Today’s social justice movements must seize opportunities, mobilize quickly, and, finally, embrace a carnival spirit.

Good News Headlines 10/3/17

Paul Weismann got the call for help Monday night at his home in Connecticut. By Tuesday afternoon, he was flying to Puerto Rico on his personal plane, with food, water, and power generators as his passengers.

City Trees Boost Health And Wealth

Here’s how to make big money in the modern megalopolis: plant more city trees.

Good News Headlines 9/26/17

Named after Puerto Rico’s national anthem, this fierce comic book star uses her powers to control the weather and keep her people safe.

Liam’s Lunches Of Love Launches Into New Projects

After being inspired by his summer reading program and the educational website Brainchase.com, Liam Hannon a 10 year old boy in Cambridge, Massachusetts decided to start making lunches for his neighbors that are experiencing homelessness.

Good News Headlines 9/19/17

Michaela Mendelsohn is an openly transgender woman and the founder of California Trans Work Project (CTWP), an organization seeking to foster more trans-positive workplaces in California.

My White Friend Asked Me On Facebook To Explain White Privilege. I Decided To Be Honest.

He wanted to know how institutional racism has made an impact on my life. I’m glad he asked, because I was ready to answer.

Good News Headlines 9/12/17

Thanks to Southwest volunteers and various animal rescue groups, around 80 orphan dogs and cats were flown from overcrowded shelters in Houston in hopes they will find forever homes in California.

Stretching Your Donation Dollars: 5 Tips

Having researched giving in the wake of disasters and taught students how to be effective philanthropists, I’ve learned that it’s hard to make good decisions regarding donations. Here are some best practices you may want to consider before you contribute.

I Need To Start With The Racist Attitudes In Me

Some of my anger at the recent actions of white supremacists comes from acknowledging my own capacity for ugliness.

Fall/Winter 2017 Book Reviews

Men and boys increasingly want to be active participants in their own health care, and Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Healing for Men is a superb resource.

The Talk

Two Notre Dame alumni shed light on the discussion that many Americans are unaware of.

Good News Headlines 9/5/17

Over the years, many Native Americans groups and activists have decried the holiday as celebrating genocide, prompting numerous cities throughout the U.S. to change its name and emphasis.

Boosting Health In Everyone’s Hometown

Good health means more than good medical care. Many other things affect how long we live and how healthy we feel—conditions in our housing and neighborhoods, the social and physical environment of our communities, economic opportunities and the levels of stress in our lives.

Remembering Louise Hay, 1926 - 2017

Hay House founder Louise Hay transitioned this morning, August 30, 2017 of natural causes at age 90. She passed peacefully in her sleep.

Good News Headlines 8/29/17

In a small classroom in the headquarters of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, children recite words in the language of their ancestors.

An Easier Way To Get To Universal Health Care

Now is the time to push for better health care. Here are three modest, winnable first steps.

Good News Headlines 8/22/17

A “free speech” rally on Boston Common was met with massive counterprotests against hate and bigotry.

8 Inspiring Documentaries Exploring The Sharing Movement

Things are changing. The old paradigm that aims to keep us hooked on buying from big corporations is losing its hold. Instead, communities across the world are turning to each other for basic needs and thriving as a result.

Good News Headlines 8/15/17

If one design firm can pull it off, cyclists in Beijing may soon double as mobile air filters.

100 Years Ago, Black People Marched Down 5th Avenue To Declare That Black Lives Matter

The “Silent Protest Parade” was the first mass demonstration of its kind and marked a pivotal moment in civil rights history.

6 Badass Acts Of Resistance Erased From History

There are entire generations of social justice activists and environmental protectors that we don’t learn about in school.

Good News Headlines 8/8/17

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump’s anti-climate polices, helped launch a comprehensive online database today to help local and state lawmakers advance environmental legislation.

Good News Headlines 8/1/17

This July, muralists from Greater Boston and places around the world congregated in Lynn, on Massachusetts’ North Shore, to bring the industrial town’s brick walls to life.
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Daily Astrology

October 23, 2017

An hour after midnight the Sun enters Scorpio, the sign of transformation, death, rebirth and other secrets of life. If we look carefully at nature during autumn we can find seeds already formed, waiting patiently for next year’s growing season…
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October 2017

Christine Lynn Stormer-Fryer, international presenter and author of Language Of The Feet and the Reflexology Definitive Guide is coming to New Hampshire! She will be presenting a combination of her...

Cost: $185 before August 1st / $220 after Aug 1

Where:
Sole Tranquility Reflexology within Palliativity
116 South River Road D2
Located within Palliativity Medical Group
Bedford, NH  03110
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Sponsor: Sole Tranquility Reflexology
Telephone: 603-557-5163
Contact Name: Andrea Montgomery
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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

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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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

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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While many people are familiar with homeopathy as a useful, inexpensive too for treating injuries and acute ailments at home, many are not aware of the breadth of its use in treating other...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Studio at One Earth
191 Emery Mills Road
Shapleigh, ME  04076
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Sponsor: The Studio at One Earth
Telephone: 207-636-2500
Contact Name: The Studio at One Earth
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October 23 - 29, 2017 ISTA Level 1 Retreat. Experiential week-long training. If you are ready to radically enliven your sexuality and dive deep into the heart of your wild erotic nature, then...

Where:
Angel's Rest Retreat Center
Leyden, MA


Sponsor: Matooka Moonbear
Telephone: 413-204-0314
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The Daoist Benevolent Association offers free classes on traditional Wudang style tai chi. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Brown School
42 Milk St Newburyport
Newburyport, MA  01950
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Sponsor: Daoist Benevolent Association
Telephone: 978-462-4617
Contact Name: Barbara
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Nancy's therapeutic and healing nature stems from her own personal journey through health struggles. Her style is open to everyone, no matter physical or mental challenges, or age....

Cost: $15 drop in or $12 with 10 class bundle

Where:
HeartSong Spiritual Wellness
23 Pine Street
Milford, MA  01757
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Sponsor: HeartSong Spiritual Wellness Center
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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

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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The Daoist Benevolent Association offers free classes on traditional Wudang style tai chi. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Brown School
42 Milk St Newburyport
Newburyport, MA  01950
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Sponsor: Daoist Benevolent Association
Telephone: 978-462-4617
Contact Name: Barbara
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One-of-a-kind, life changing holistic health education program again being offered free of charge Local business owner shares groundbreaking mind-body-spirit course to combat obesity epidemic...

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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Beginner Kripalu Yoga with Lisa Davidson Brand new to yoga or returning after a break, this class is kind and challenging for your body, relaxing and destressing for your mind, and will help you...

Cost: $113 for 7 weeks

Where:
A Yoga Leaf
@ Whimsy
686 Worcester Rd.
Framingham, MA  01702
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Sponsor: Lisa Davidson
Contact Name: Lisa Davidson
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A unique divine healing meditation, lead by Bhavna, to help you in your life; with your relationships, money, work and family. Also, the meditation helps with letting go to release...

Cost: $10

Where:
Bhavna’s Wellness Group
512 Main St.
Penthouse Suite
Shrewsbury, MA  01545
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Sponsor: Bhavna’s Wellness Group
Telephone: 508-970-5620
Contact Name: Krista Bennett
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Daoist Priest Zhou Xuanyun teaches traditional Wudang style kung fu.

Cost: $110/month

Where:
Boston Ultimate Fitness
72 Beach Street (4th Floor)
Boston, MA  02111
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Sponsor: Daoist Gate Wudang Arts
Telephone: 508-245-8305
Contact Name: Zhou Xuanyun
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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

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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Let’s connect to the deck... Do you have the desire to understand and get a deeper sense of your readings? Learn how to read for yourself and others. Clear your cards, enhance your...

Cost: $40

Where:
YOUnity Yoga & Wellness
189 Main Street
4th floor
Milford, MA  01757
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Sponsor: YOUnity Yoga & Wellness
Telephone: 508-478-3333
Contact Name: Barbara Hickson
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October 25, 2017 - January 19, 2020 The most comprehensive education of craniosacral therapy available. Open to professionals as well as those without any prior training as practitioners....

Where:
Dr. Kate’s Cranial School
376 Pleasant Street
Northampton, MA
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Telephone: 413-221-8454
Contact Name: Dr. Kate Klemer
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This gentle yoga class is good for all skill levels. Scheduled perfectly in the middle of your week; the movements will be a welcome respite to your usual morning routine.

Cost: $10

Where:
Bhavna’s Wellness Group
512 Main St.
Penthouse Suite
Shrewsbury, MA  01545
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Sponsor: Bhavna’s Wellness Group
Telephone: 508-970-5620
Contact Name: Krista Bennett
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Weekly yoga classes with Rev. Michelle Caron, RMT, CYT, ZIN of Harmony Way on Wednesdays at 12:15 PM and Fridays at 9:30 AM at the Wilbraham Senior Center. Class welcomes all ages and uses a...

Cost: $5

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: Rev. Michelle Caron, RMT, CYT, ZIN
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Are you ready to embrace more self-compassion and nurturing into your life? Take the plunge now! This 6 week group will weave yoga, creative arts, meditation, journaling and...

Cost: $180

Where:
Integrated Psychotherapy
31 Hastings Street
Mendon, MA  01756
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Telephone: 508-335-6732
Contact Name: Sherri Snyder, MA, LMHC
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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

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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The Smoking Cessation Program at Leapin' Lizards, Portland is comprised of a few very different phases. This program puts you in charge of when you quit and enables you to stop smoking without...

Cost: $111

Where:
Leapin' Lizards
449 Forest Avenue
Portland , ME
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Sponsor: Barbara Foss, CH

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Learn Reiki to awaken your healing hands to bring greater health and happiness to yourself, your loved ones and pets. A one-day training facilitated by Lou Orsan, Reiki Shihan (Master...

Cost: $125

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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Learn Reiki to awaken your healing hands to help yourself, your loved ones and pets be healthier and happier. Facilitated by Lou Orsan, Reiki Shihan (master teacher) This one-day...

Cost: $125

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 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
View map »


Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
Website »

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Join us for 75 minutes of an amazing sound bath meditation. This healing session can be an unforgettable experience for those who seek deep relaxation, rejuvenation and an acceleration of their...

Cost: $20 early payment by Oct. 20 or $25

Where:
YOUnity Yoga & Wellness
189 Main Street
4th floor
Milford, MA  01757
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Sponsor: YOUnity Yoga & Wellness
Telephone: 508-478-3333
Contact Name: Barbara Hickson
Website »

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Weekly yoga classes with Rev. Michelle Caron, RMT, CYT, ZIN of Harmony Way on Wednesdays at 12:15 PM and Fridays at 9:30 AM at the Wilbraham Senior Center. Class welcomes all ages and uses a...

Cost: $5

Where:
Wilbraham Senior Center
45 Post Office Park, #4502
Wilbraham, MA  01095
View map »


Sponsor: Harmony Way
Telephone: 413-636-2475
Contact Name: Rev. Michelle Caron, RMT, CYT, ZIN
Website »

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Daoist Priest Zhou Xuanyun teaches traditional Wudang style kung fu.

Cost: $110/month

Where:
Boston Ultimate Fitness
72 Beach Street (4th Floor)
Boston, MA  02111
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Sponsor: Daoist Gate Wudang Arts
Telephone: 508-245-8305
Contact Name: Zhou Xuanyun
Website »

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Reiki I Certification or re-attunement to Reiki I included. Looking for ways to clear, balance, connect, and restore your energy? Join us for this day-long retreat where we engage the tools...

Cost: $140 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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Visit the Spiritual JuJu Community at The Village Psychic Fair. All things Metaphysical: vendors, readings, healing. www.TheVillagePsychics.com www.spiritualjuju.com

Where:
The Yard Restaurant
1211 S Mammoth Road
Manchester, NH
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Sponsor: Spiritual JuJu Community
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Still feeling held back by a traumatic event of the past? Despite your Reiki abilities, do you sometimes feel stuck or held back by old limiting thoughts and patterns from a...

Cost: $90

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
Website »

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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

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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All are welcome! No prior experience or class attendance is necessary. In this class we will discuss angel communication, spirit teacher/guide communication and mediumship communication. We will...

Cost: $35

Where:
Dragonfly Wellness Center
176 Jackson Road
Devens, MA  01434
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Telephone: 978-877-8651
Contact Name: Pamela Dussault Runtagh
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Make teas, syrups, shrubs and sprinkles. $40 drop in. $30 each with a friend and $60 off to sign up for the series. Please email rjrcnm@gmail.com if interested.  Hillside Herbals offers...

Cost: $40 drop in. $30 each with a friend and $60 off to sign up for the series.

Where:
Opening Lotus Yoga
456 Main Street
Holden, MA  01520
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Sponsor: Hillside Herbals
Telephone: 508-847-8615
Contact Name: Rachel Ross
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*As seen in New York Magazine's “The Cut,” Ynet News, Timeout New York, Metro, and others. https://tantrany.com/tantra-speed-date/?region=bos&aff=spiritofchange Tired of...

Cost: $35 - $60

Where:
Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA  02143
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Sponsor: The Tantra Institute
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