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Compassionate Mental Health Reform Began With Taking Off The Handcuffs

Rural Virginia in particular has implemented policies that try to treat people with more dignity.

Good News Headlines 7/31/18

After the summer break, Delhi’s children returned to school this month and found a new class added to their schedules: happiness.

15 Actions That Can Shut Down Trump’s Assault On Immigrant Families

Whether from your phone or on the front lines of the border crisis, here are things you can do to help.

How Roe v. Wade Changed The Lives Of American Women

The recent announcement of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement has ignited widespread speculation about the future of Roe v. Wade.

Good News Headlines 7/24/18

Rather than ostracize Deaf community members, the people of Bengkala created Kata Kolok, a distinctly local sign language that’s spoken by 80 percent of the population.

Tips For Successful Lobbying At The Statehouse

Massachusetts Bodywork practitioners need your help to stop SB 2621 from moving in the MA House of Representatives!

Shelter Design Can Help People Recover From Homelessness

Some 544,000 people in the United States have no shelter every night, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Homeless families make up over one-third of this total.

Restrictive Licensing Bill For All Bodyworkers In MA On Senate Floor Today! Oppose Massachusetts SB 2599

SB 2599 seeks to mandate the licensure of all bodyworkers in MA and prohibit the use of the title “bodywork” by practitioners without the new license.

Good News Headlines 7/17/18

A new computer system has been developed in the United States that predicts the toxicity of chemicals more accurately than animal tests.

Granny Flats Offer One Solution To Housing Affordability Crisis

These smaller homes are an easier, faster way to build more housing, but zoning restrictions have kept them illegal in many cities.

Caravan Of Grandmothers Heads To Mexico Border

The group leaving from New York will onboard other “grannies” and allies along the way to support migrating families.

Good News Headlines 7/10/18

From 16-year-old Jamie Margolin leading to July 21’s Zero Hour youth climate marches in Washington, D.C., to the lawsuit Juliana v. United States filed on behalf of 21 youths suing the government for failing to address climate change — youth are leading the way on climate action.

How Native American Food Is Tied To Important Sacred Stories

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling, on June 11, that asked Washington state to remove culverts that block the migration of salmon. The ruling has significant implications for Northwest Coast tribes, whose main source of food and livelihood is salmon.

Good News Headlines 7/3/18

Hundreds of old growth redwoods will be preserved with the Save the Redwoods League's acquisition of a 730-acre reserve north of Cazadero in Sonoma County.

How One Woman Stood Up To Border Patrol When They Boarded Her Greyhound Bus

She was loud and made sure everyone knew that what was happening was illegal.

Why Black Women’s Experiences Of #MeToo Are Different

While the #MeToo movement has been successful in bringing down several high-profile assailants, critics continue to argue that it has been monopolized by middle- and upper-class white women, particularly white Hollywood actresses.

What's Really Happening To Immigrant Families At Our Border

Sunday morning, I flew to McAllen, Texas to find out what’s really happening to immigrant families ripped apart by the Trump administration. There’s one thing that’s very clear: The crisis at our border isn’t over.

Good News Headlines 6/26/18

Hawaii is showing the Trump administration that the states will stand up for our kids, even when Washington will not and becomes first state to ban widely-used pesticide found to be harmful to kids.

Montana Center Destroys Unwanted Guns—Trying To Make A Dent In 300 Million

Most of the center’s clients have been middle-aged people who inherit guns and don’t want them ending up in the wrong hands.

Good News Headlines 6/19/18

A Mennonite church in Englewood, Colorado has partnered with blacksmiths in the community to help deal with the problem of gun violence by turning weapons into garden tools.

Why I’m Going To The Border For Father’s Day

I hope dads across the country can, for just a minute on this Father’s Day, contemplate the risks that migrant fathers take to make their children safe.

Good News Headlines 6/12/18

Suicide rates at Japanese train stations have plummeted by 84% thanks to a simple solution…

Interview With Rosaly Lopes: A Brazilian NASA Astronomer And The First Woman To Edit The Journal Founded By Carl Sagan

Rosaly Lopes grew up in a middle-class family in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil watching Star Trek, fascinated by her school’s telescope and following all the news about the Apollo mission.

Good News Headlines 6/5/18

The University of Memphis will make history this coming fall when it becomes the first school in the country to accept the Folds of Honor scholarship as payment-in-full for students who are spouses or children of fallen armed service members.

U.S. Environmental Groups Are Largely White. Here’s What Some Are — And Some Aren’t — Doing About It.

Talk of increasing diversity has not turned into widespread action, but some organizations are working to change that.

Tiny Houses Alone Can’t Solve The Housing Crisis. But Here’s What Can

People are looking beyond traditional boundaries to find housing that works for them.

Good News Headlines 5/29/18

José Benavente and Benoit Micolon are the French altruists behind the volunteer rescue group Pilotes Volontaires. The two men launched the effort after they pooled their hard-earned money to purchase a $150,000 plane to be used for rescuing migrants at sea.

Women On The 2018 Ballot Are Busting Perceptions Of Motherhood And Leadership

Motherhood is taking center stage in U.S. politics. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, the first United States senator to give birth while in office has been seen on Capitol Hill with her newborn nestled in her lap.

Sexism Isn’t Just Unfair; It Makes Women Sick, Study Suggests

Recent social movements such as the Women’s March, #MeToo, #TimesUp, #BalanceTonPorc (#OutYourPig), and #SayHerName draw attention to the broad spectrum gender-related violence that is pervasive in the United States and around the world.

Good News Headlines 5/22/18

People photograph what they see with the intent of uploading the images to iNaturalist, where they can count toward Los Angeles’ total observations for the 2018 City Nature Challenge.
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October 20, 2018

The waxing Pisces Moon arouses a great many sensitivities. Moods may vary, up and down, from moment to moment. Handle partners with care. A slight provocation can prompt a surprisingly strong emotional response. Interests may be short-lived as attention…
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October 2018

October 14 - 18 Join the acclaimed Grandmaster William C. C. Chen for an intensive five-day Tai Chi Chuan Fall Retreat. Knowledge of the Yang-style short form is a requirement for participation....

Cost: Please see our website

Where:
Eastover Estate & Eco Village
430 East St.
Lenox, MA  01240
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Telephone: 866-264-5139
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October 14 - November 19 60 PDAs A 36 day retreat in which acclaimed Qigong master, Junfeng Li, will meditate and practice not only Sheng Zhen Gong daily, but will also share traditions that...

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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Lunare is open to magickal vendors and holistic practitioners wishing to offer their spiritual goods and services to an audience interested in all things mystical. General admission to...

Cost: Free general admission, lecture tickets $15

Where:
Hunt Memorial Building
6 Main St
Nashua, NH  03064
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Sponsor: Lunare Mystics
Telephone: 603-801-2113
Contact Name: Alyssa O'Mara
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Join Psychic Medium Diane Lewis for gallery style readings. Diane will be connecting to spirit delivering messages from those who have crossed over. Don't miss this free event sponsored by...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkinton Public Library
13 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA, MA  01748
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Sponsor: Hopkinton Public Library
Telephone: 617-645-6415
Contact Name: Diane Lewis
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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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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

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

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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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October 18 - 21 Magnetic-harmonic vibrational therapist, Jay Emmanuel, A.K., N.S.,V.M. shares powerful energy techniques that use the forces of sounds produced by the human voice in combination...

Cost: Please see our website

Where:
Eastover Estate & Retreat Center
430 East St.
Lenox, MA  01240
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Telephone: 866-264-5139
Contact Name: Yingxing Wang
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Course participant experiences:  “After this course, I learned how to recognize where I hold my tension and release it.”  “My favorite part of the program is the...

Cost: $650

Where:
CHA Center for Mindfulness & Compassion
26 Central Street
2nd Floor Community Room
Somerville, MA  02143
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Sponsor: CHA Center for Mindfulness & Compassion
Telephone: 617-591-6132
Contact Name: Bridget Kiley
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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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Daily practice for peace, healing, Christ mindedness, meditation, awakening.

Where:
Milton, MA


Telephone: 617-696-5685
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14 CEU Credits for Massage/Bodywork Therapists! Oct 19-21: Chi Nei Tsang And...pre-weekend women only event: Oct 18: Women’s Sexual Ecstacy - 1-6pm/6CEUs Chi Nei...

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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October 19 - 20 (Workshop runs 10-5 both days) When the phase of the Sixth Sun began with the eclipse of July 11, 2010 it was time, according to Sergio’s teacher, for the ancient...

Where:
Natick Mariott Courtyard
Natick, MA


Contact Name: Sandy Corcoran
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With Yogi Amandeep Adi Shakti represents all divine energies. When activated, she manifests herself as creativity, prosperity, wisdom. Rare workshop uniting ancient science of Kundalini...

Where:
Yoga at the Ashram
368 Village St
Millis, MA  02054
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Telephone: (508) 376-4525
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Connect with the ancient wisdom of yoga. Learn how yoga practices are designed to address life’s problems, such as work stress, relationship difficulties, and common mental health issues. Be...

Cost: $40

Where:
Yogalife Institute of NH
6 Chestnut Street
Lower Level
Exeter, NH  03833
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Sponsor: YogaLife Institute of NH
Telephone: 603-867-3969
Contact Name: Alice Bentley
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No previous experience is required for this Friday evening event. It is essential for students who are unfamiliar with using the Pathway Prayer Process© and who plan to attend the 2-day...

Cost: $35

Where:
Circles of Wisdom - New location late Summer '18
386 Merrimack Street
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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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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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

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

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“For breath is life, and if you breathe well you will live long on earth.” — Sanskrit Proverb Join us for an evening of deep exploration and transformation using the healing...

Cost: $40 (limited hardship rates available)

Where:
Museum of Modern Renaissance
115 College Avenue
Somerville, MA  02144
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Sponsor: HolotropicMA
Contact Name: Allen Howell M.Ed. LMHC
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Refresh, refocus, simplify. Discover easy tools and strategies to prepare for an incredible holiday season. 8:00–8:30 Registration open 8:30–8:35 Welcome 8:35–9:20 Circle...

Cost: $99

Where:
Women’s Health Resource Center
9 Hanover Street
Lebanon, NH  03766
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Sponsor: Almstrom Financial, Green Mt. Hypnosis, Patti Friedman, Eva Loomis
Telephone: (603) 650-2600
Contact Name: Women’s Health Resource Center

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October 20 - 21 Early Bird Special! Register before September 30 and save $45! Prerequisite: Be familiar with accessing the Akashic Records through the Pathway Prayer Process© either...

Cost: $350 before September 30

Where:
Circles of Wisdom - New location late Summer '18
386 Merrimack Street
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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See all that is new at Dragonfly! Come and meet our new practitioners and teachers and learn about the innovative holistic modalities that are being offered. Participate in free classes, see...

Where:
Dragonfly Wellness Center
176 Jackson Rd.
Devens, MA  MA
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Telephone: 978-487-7181
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October 20 & 21, 10:30am-6:30pm Practices and Approaches for PTSD, Depression and Anxiety with Erin Byron, MA, E-RYT500, C-IAYT, YACEP, Licensed Mental Health Professional Experiment with...

Cost: $325

Where:
YogaLife Institute of NH
6 Chestnut Street
Exeter, NH  03833
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Sponsor: YogaLife Institute of NH
Telephone: 603-867-3969
Contact Name: Alice Bentley
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The shamanic rattle is a sacred tool that can be used to shift into an altered state of consciousness, sense and track energy, and heal the energetic body, which contains the codes underlying...

Cost: $40

Where:
Akasha Studio
20 Birch Street
Roslindale, MA  02131
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Sponsor: Miriam Katz, Shamanic Healer
Telephone: 617-545-5142
Contact Name: Miriam Katz
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