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Spring/Summer 2018 Book Reviews

The premature fatalism that pervades the cancer world, combined with a rush into conventional treatment, means that patients overlook personalized integrative and alternative options that can be tremendously beneficial to their survival.

3 Strategies Today’s Activist Women Share With Their Foremothers

Sloganeering among Facebook friends is inspiring, but leveraging personal relationships with old-fashioned “shoe-leather” campaigns is still the best way to turn enthusiasts into voters.

Two Simple Laws Could Solve America’s Epidemic Of Violence

Let’s regulate gun ownership the same way we regulate car ownership.

Good News Headlines 2/20/18

While we may be more accustomed to images of animals in their natural habitat claiming wildlife photography prizes; this year things look a little different.

His Traveling Museum Is Bringing Black History To A Town Near You

After nearly 30 years of collecting rare artifacts, this Detroit teacher launched a mobile museum that travels the country educating people on African American history all year round.

Are Dead Children The Price Of Freedom?

There is a sickness eating at the body and soul of my home country, and it is on full view for the world to see.

Good News Headlines 2/13/18

An elementary school in Utah will now be named for the first black female engineer at NASA, who was memorialized in Hidden Figures…

How The ‘Walking School Bus’ Promotes A Safe And Healthy Commute For Kids

Fears for children’s safety during their commute to school means fewer students are riding bikes or walking to school.

Celebrate Black History Month By Fighting For Justice And Equity

Until all of us are free, none of us are free.

Good News Headlines 2/6/18

What began as a few nature lovers, this beach cleanup team eventually amassed hundreds more helping hands, then thousands…

With FCC’s Order Sent To Senate, Internet Defenders Inch Toward Vote To Restore Net Neutrality

With one more vote needed to reverse panel’s unpopular vote, internet freedom groups are putting pressure on Republican senators.

Good News Headlines 1/30/18

One of the world’s most endangered species, the sea turtle, is under threat from human encroachment and poaching. But a conservation biologist has developed a strategy that could help save them…

‘Deer Woman: An Anthology’ Sheds Light On Violence Against Native Women In North America

Native women across North America are disproportionately vulnerable to violence. The statistics are stark, as is the silence that too often surrounds issues affecting Native women. In response, some Native women artists and writers are working to put faces to these numbers.

How To Bring Caring For Kids And Elders (And Other Acts Of Love) Into The Economy

It’s one of the most concrete representations of love that we have, yet it’s extremely undervalued.

Re-criminalizing Cannabis Is Worse Than 1930s ‘Reefer Madness’

Researchers like myself, who regularly talk with people who are actively using hard drugs, know that legal cannabis can actually reduce the harmful effects of other drugs.

Good News Headlines 1/23/18

In Rebuff To Sessions, the Federal Marijuana Justice Act filed In House would help correct decades of injustice surrounding the discriminatory enforcement of marijuana criminalization laws in the United States.

Reliance On Natural Healing Cultivates Respect For Nature In Indonesian Village

In a remote village on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi lies a small garden of near-mythic repute—a place whose stewards grow not mere plants, but hopes and cures that have served the community for generations.

Good News Headlines 1/16/18

The movement to end the use of wild animals in circuses secured its biggest win yet…

Me Too Creator Tarana Burke Reminds Us This Is About Black And Brown Survivors

There’s another “me too” story, about a movement that began a decade before it was a hashtag.

The Position Of Women In Science Has Changed For The Better, But Is Still Far From Ideal

As a minority woman who has research experience in India, US, and now Zambia, Dr. Shilpa Iyer brings her unique views on women in science, science and public opinions, and what science can bring to Africa.

Good News Headlines 1/9/18

The money raised for the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund will provide legal support to women and men who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace.

Do These Jeans Make Me Look Unethical?

Although not all imported clothing is made in exploitative workplaces, companies that demonstrably benefit from unfair and even dangerous labor practices abroad continue to flourish.

Good News Headlines 1/2/18

In 18 states and 20 localities, lawmakers are forcing up the minimum wage…

What Kwanzaa Means For Black Americans

On December 26, millions throughout the world’s African community started weeklong celebrations of Kwanzaa. It is a time of communal self-affirmation – when famous black heroes and heroines, as well as late family members – are celebrated.

Good News Headlines 12/26/17

The MacArthur Foundation has awarded Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee a five-year, $100 million grant to educate displaced children in the Middle East, specifically those affected by conflict and persecution.

President Trump’s National Monument Rollback Is Illegal And Likely To Be Reversed In Court

On Dec. 4, President Trump traveled to Utah to sign proclamations downsizing Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by nearly 50 percent.

Good News Headlines 12/19/17

World Bank announces in Paris it ‘will no longer finance upstream oil and gas’ after 2019 in response to threat posed by climate change.

Utilizing Indigenous Thought To Cope In The Age Of Trump

As we move forward in the era of Trump, facing vast structural problems, let us remember that Nature is and always will be the ultimate teacher if we heed it accordingly.

Good News Headlines 12/12/17

Under the Sumner Street overpass in East Boston, a crowd of people gathered in the crisp December air Friday morning for the unveiling of a new mural…

Who Are The Baha'is And Why Are They So Persecuted?

There are more than 100,000 local Baha'i communities in places as diverse as Chile, Cambodia and the United States. On the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha'u'llah, the founder of the Baha'i faith, the question remains: What is the reason for their persecution?
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Daily Astrology

April 26, 2018

The waxing Virgo Moon is void of course from just before sunrise until well after nightfall. While it’s best to take the usual void of course Moon precautions, avoid making major decisions and purchases, go with the flow, there is ample energy to take…
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April 2018

Usui Holy Fire II Reiki I Prerequisite: a desire to learn Reiki Study includes the history of Reiki, the Reiki principles, the hand positions used to give Reiki to yourself and to others,...

Cost: $175 (pre-registration required)

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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Sunday yoga is back! Hatha Yoga with meditation to get you ready to tackle your spring intentions. Sign up for series or drop in. 

Cost: $75/5 classes; drop in $17.00

Where:
Dragonfly Wellness Center
176 Jackson Rd
Devens, MA
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Sponsor: Dragonfly Wellness Center
Telephone: 978-227-8297
Contact Name: Anita Perry
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Have you done yoga before but feel a little rusty? Haven't been on your mat in a while? Yoga Basics is a great place to begin again. Do you feel you need motivation to jump-start your...

Cost: $60

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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This workshop is part of the At the Heart of the Matter: a series of workshops about all things HEART. How do we connect with our hearts? And what keeps us from staying connected? In this...

Cost: $35

Where:
Newtonville, MA


Telephone: 617-913-0683
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Feel the bliss of opening your spine, while being totally supported and meticulously aligned. Great for sciatica and low back pain! Classes also held Saturday mornings.

Cost: $18 drop in

Where:
Bliss Through Yoga
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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As springtime rolls around, many of us get out our trash bags, buckets, and boxes in order to clean out and tidy up our homes and offices. Physically cleaning our spaces is great and all, but did...

Cost: Free

Where:
WeWork
31 St. James Ave
Boston, MA  02116
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Sponsor: The Kabbalah Center
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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 last a lifetime. For...

Where:
Concord, MA


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This workshop is part of the At the Heart of the Matter: a series of workshops about all things HEART. What does it mean to be deeply touched inside? To feel something deeply? To be connected?...

Cost: $35

Where:
Newtonville, MA


Telephone: 617-913-0683
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Join Mediums Laura Wooster and Andrew Dee for an evening of mediumship! In addition to sharing how you also can become more aware of your connection to passed loved ones, Laura and Andrew will...

Cost: $40

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
90 Main Street
Andover, MA  01835
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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YogaLife studio would like to offer this opportunity to slow it down, step back, notice your breath and sit quietly in community. Join us Thursdays from 5:40-6:30 PM. No Yoga...

Cost: Free

Where:
YogaLife Institute
6 Chestnut Street
Suite A
Exeter, MA  03833
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Telephone: 603-969-8968
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Ann Barker will be seeing clients on Friday, April 27th and Saturday, April 28th at Balance Bethlehem. Call to book your appointment today! This non-invasive screening utilizes a thermal...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Balance Bethlehem
2087 Main Street
Bethlehem, NH  03574
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Sponsor: Ann Barker
Telephone: 603-897-9645
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Friday, April 27 - Sunday, April 29, 2018 April Ropes and Ritu Kapur Sohum’s 3rd Annual Retreat will be offered in Beautiful Berkshires, The Spirit Fire Meditative Retreat Center in...

Cost: $385

Where:
Spirit Fire Retreat Center
407 W. Leyden Road
Leyden, MA  01337
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Sponsor: www.SOHUM.org
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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April 27 - 29, 2018 What if there were 5 love languages in the bedroom…and you had a secret decoder ring? Imagine the erotic satisfaction you could unlock…for yourself and for...

Cost: $1097*/couple; Early bird $997* by Feb 14, 2018

Where:
Angel’s Rest Retreat Center
63 North County Road
Leyden, MA  01301
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Sponsor: Conscious Intimacy
Telephone: 415-244-1652
Contact Name: Brynn Bishop
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Ann Barker will be seeing clients on Friday, April 27th and Saturday, April 28th at Balance Bethlehem. Call to book your appointment today! This non-invasive screening utilizes a thermal...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Balance Bethlehem
2087 Main Street
Bethlehem, NH  03574
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Sponsor: Ann Barker
Telephone: 603-897-9645
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India Discovery Center is pleased to announce the next seminar in the “Let us explore the Cultural History of India.” The fourth event entitled “Seminar on the Golden Period,...

Cost: $20

Where:
Bemis Hall
15 Bedford Road
Lincoln, MA  01773
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Sponsor: India Discovery Center
Telephone: 781-259-0029
Contact Name: Bijoy Misra
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World Qigong Taichi Day is celebrated globally, and at Eastover, it is a day of free presentations, demonstrations and mini-classes offered by nationally recognized leaders in Taichi, Qigong,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Eastover Estate & Retreat Center
430 East Street
Lenox, MA  01240
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Sponsor: Eastover Estate & Retreat Center
Telephone: 866-264-5139
Contact Name: Yingxing Wang
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April 28 - 29, 2018 Led by Marconics Teacher Practitioners:  Josh Brotherton and Nadine Muhammad To register:  From US:  Tel: 774-987-9449 Email: yourhealinglight@gmail.com...

Cost: $450

Where:
Suffield Massage Therapy and Wellness Center
230 Mountain Rd
Suffield, CT  06078
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Sponsor: Marconics
Telephone: 774-987-9449
Contact Name: Josh Brotherton
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With award winning author Nancy Smith. Starts April 28th, 7-month certification program about Akashic records. One Saturday a month, 10am - 4pm. womenofwisdominc.com

Cost: $860

Where:
Women of Wisdom
North Easton, MA


Telephone: 508-230-3860
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Be a part of healing history! The last saturday of April each year in hundreds of cities, spanning over 80 nations, people come together…to breath together and provide a healing vision...

Cost: Free

Where:
Elm Park
Russell St
Worcester, MA  01609
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Sponsor: Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy of New England
Telephone: (774) 321-6611
Contact Name: Sifu Gary
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2018 Eclectic-Fest! Our fourth event that is building community, celebrating all spiritual beliefs and practice. Free parking and free admission. Featuring aura photography by the...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Taunton V.F.W.
82 Ingell Street
Taunton, MA  02780


Sponsor: The Enchanted Forest Taunton
Telephone: 774-208-6195
Contact Name: Brother Granite
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