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What The Joyous Solitude Of Early Hermits Can Teach Us About Being Alone

Loneliness (feeling alone) and solitude (being alone) are not the same thing. And lessons can be learned from those who have found solitude essential for inspiration.

How The Wonder Of Nature Can Inspire Social Justice Activism

The complex systems of the natural world can open our eyes to a new way of being.

Why So Many Americans Think Buddhism Is Just A Philosophy

Buddhism entered into the American cultural consciousness in the late 19th century. It was a time when romantic notions of exotic Oriental mysticism fueled the imaginations of American philosopher-poets, art connoisseurs, and early scholars of world religions.

The Japanese Concept Of Ikigai: Why Purpose Might Be A Better Goal Than Happiness

Doing something as well as you possibly can makes life more meaningful.

“Rock” Your Valentine With Healing Crystals

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, many of us have love on our minds. Whether we are looking for that special someone, or trying to perfect the love that is already in our lives, healing crystals and minerals can help us achieve that.

Your Mother Was Right...Deep Breathing Actually Relieves Stress (And Science Confirms It)

How many times in panicked moments have we rolled our eyes at the suggestion of taking a few deep breaths to calm ourselves? Generally, we dismiss these suggestions and go back to driving ourselves mad.

A Herd Of Goats: The New Moon In Capricorn

My Capricorn grandmother gave me this little brass goat, symbol for the constellation Capricorn. He nuzzles my pottery in a sunny corner of my house.

How Does Assisting With Suicide Affect Physicians?

When my mother was in her final months, suffering from a heart failure and other problems, she called me to her bedside with a pained expression. She took my hand and asked plaintively, “How do I get out of this mess?”

How To Talk About Your Psychic Ability

It can sometimes feel awkward to talk to people about your developing psychic gifts, especially until you’ve really embraced the idea that you’re worthy of being called “a psychic.” Here are some guidelines to help you master this situation.

Research On How Self-Control Works Could Help You Stick With New Year’s Resolutions

Many of us have already decided that things will be different in 2018. We’ll eat better, get more exercise, save more money or finally get around to decluttering those closets.

We Can Reimagine And Reinvent Our Society In 2018

Let’s say goodbye to top-down revolutions and embrace grassroots action.

To Solve Climate Change, We Need To Recognize Our Unity With All Of Nature

Rather than seeing ourselves as part of the Earth and intrinsically connected to her seasons, cycles and rhythms, our “I am separate” mindset causes us to behave toward the natural world as if we are not connected to it.

Solstice

Wishing you love, light, peace, joy and health from our home to yours.

Amid Travel Ban, Refugee Women Cope With Trauma And Stress Through Drum Circles

How music is helping women from war-torn countries express grief and loss.

Power Of Inner Silence

Just as we can appreciate special moments of winter’s silence, are we also able to create inner silence?

For Baby’s Brain To Benefit, Read The Right Books At The Right Time

Shared book reading with young children is good for language and cognitive development, increasing vocabulary and pre-reading skills and honing conceptual development.

When Buying Nothing Gives You More Of Everything

A way to get and give free stuff with your neighbors that is time-consuming, inconvenient—and wonderful.

Top Five Regrets Of The Dying

At the end of your life, you’ll realize you don’t care about what other people think of you nearly as much as you believe today, and — if you’re like most — you’ll come to the realization that happiness is in fact an ever-present choice.

The Colors Of The Wind

The wind whistles, roars and purrs. It teases, soothes, or rips us with cold stabs to match its winter song. Poetic? Yes, but literally and subtly true.

15 Tips For Commercial-Free, Fun-Filled Family Holidays

If you want to make this year’s holidays more meaningful, memorable, and rejuvenating for your family, these 15 tips will help you opt out of the commercial hype and create a truly special celebration for your kids.

What Ancient Cultures Teach Us About Grief, Mourning And Continuity Of Life

In October each year, Mexican and Mexican-American communities observe “Día de los Muertos” (the Day of the Dead), a three-day celebration that welcomes the dead temporarily back into families.

Growing Up Daoist On Wudang Mountain

Zhou Xuan Yun (pronounced Joh Sh-when Yoon) is a Daoist priest who grew up in a temple on Wudang Mountain in central China.

Adopt A Military And Veteran Family For The Holidays

Make a personal connection by adopting a military or Veteran family. Use this opportunity to teach your own children about giving and the true meaning of Christmas.

Sex Scandals And A Buddhist Nun

Some would argue that the purpose of religion and philosophy is to curb man’s baser instincts. So do they have anything useful to say about today’s ongoing sex abuse scandals?

Automatic Brain: The Magic Of The Unconscious Mind

You may be surprised to discover your conscious mind plays only a minor role in guiding your life. In fact, most of what you think, say and do every day is a function of your “automatic,” or unconscious brain (also known as your subconscious).

10 Essential Oils Every Yogi Needs

Can essential oils be a part of your yoga sadhana? We think so! While the ancient yogis didn’t have access to modern essential oil processes, the use of clean and pure scents were praised

Feeling Overwhelmed? Eight Ways To Protect And Nourish Yourself

Here are 8 ways we can tend ourselves to reduce overwhelm and protect ourselves during these stormy times.

Transcending Lives – Reincarnation As Truth

As I ponder the diversity of Hinduism, which allows us the ability to seek divine grace through a myriad of deities, I note that there is one underlying belief that unites us as Hindus.

How Seeing Problems In The Brain Makes Stigma Disappear

As a psychiatrist, I find that one of the hardest parts of my job is telling parents and their children that they are not to blame for their illness.

Is Climate Change Driving You To Despair? Read This.

To maintain our capacity to address climate change, we need to recognize and address the trauma it creates.
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February 22, 2018

After a hopeful start, a lethargic, laid back ambience colors most of the day. From early morning until evening the Taurus Moon, not noted for speed under the best of circumstances, floats void of course. The disengaged orb slows many things to a crawl…
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February 2018

Spend a cozy winter weekend with colleagues diving into the rich material contained within the Dàodéjīng. While each class builds upon the material covered in the previous...

Cost: $325

Where:
Roots and Wings Yoga and Healing Arts
317 North Main Street
Natick, MA  01760
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Sponsor: Eastern Medicinal Therapies Education Center
Telephone: 617-435-3586
Contact Name: Lauren Paap
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Great readings at a great rate - only $20 for 15 minutes. Join us for a great day with lots of specials too! Our web site is not currently able to take registrations for the psychic fair. Please...

Cost: $20 for a 15 minute reading

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
90 Main Street
Andover, MA  01810
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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Join us for an afternoon of messages from your loved ones on the other side. As an empath and a healer, I am able to connect with random loved ones on the other side and connect them with the right...

Cost: $30 in advance/$35 day of show

Where:
Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church
9 Ayer Road
On The Common
Harvard, MA  01451
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Sponsor: Wachusett Music Series
Telephone: 978-365-2043
Contact Name: Jean or Denise
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February 18 - 23, 2018 With Rev. Michelle Renee Pelletier, founding director of the Center for Psychic Healing, Harwich, MA.

Where:
Calistoga Spa Hot Springs
Calistoga, CA


Sponsor: Center for Psychic Healing
Telephone: 707-849-7793
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Are you curious about yoga but don't know where to begin? The Intro to Yoga Series is a great place to start your practice. This series will provide a safe, non-competitive and welcoming...

Cost: $90 for series

Where:
YogaLife Institute
6 Chestnut St, Suite A
Exeter, NH  03833
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Telephone: 603-969-8968
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Qigong and tai chi are 2500+ year old healing arts originating in China. These moving meditations offer unique health benefits that western medicine is...

Cost: $11-$15 per class

Where:
Chelmsford Wellness Center
3 Littleton Road, 2nd Floor
Westford, MA  01886
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Sponsor: Cultivating Qi
Telephone: 978-856-8118
Contact Name: Dave Crocker
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A guided tour in discovering, confirming and verifying your personality, behaviors and habits. A three part series at the Waltham Public Library Monday, February 5 7:15PM Monday, February 12...

Cost: Free

Where:
Waltham Public Library
735 Main Street
Waltham, MA  02451
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Sponsor: Waltham Public Library
Telephone: 781-314-3429
Contact Name: Louise Goldstein
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February 20 - 22, 2017 Three day training including new techniques for advanced Reiki training, Reiki master training, and Holy Fire II upgrade. Includes discussion, demonstrations, practice...

Cost: $1025 ppd.

Where:
Women of Wisdom
, MA


Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
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Experience the power of singing gospel music with more than 250 others as part of the Mystic Chorale, led by award-winning director and composer, Jonathan Singleton. Join Mystic as we prepare...

Cost: $105

Where:
First Parish Unitarian
630 Mass Ave.
Arlington , MA
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Sponsor: The Mystic Chorale
Telephone: 781-738-1920
Contact Name: Jai Kaur Annamaria
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Qigong and tai chi are 2500+ year old healing arts originating in China. These moving meditations offer unique health benefits that western medicine is integrating into treatment plans. By...

Cost: $12-$17 per class

Where:
Dragonfly Wellness Ceneter
176 Jackson Road
Devens, MA  01434
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Sponsor: Cultivating Qi
Telephone: 978-856-8118
Contact Name: Dave Crocker
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Come by anytime during open shopping hours! Friday, February 23: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm Saturday, February 24: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday, February 25: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm We are very...

Cost: Free to attend

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
90 Main Street
Andover, MA  01810
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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6 Week Series with Sherri Snyder-Roche Start your year with greater awareness. In Kundalini Yoga, we harness the mental, physical, and nervous energies of the body and put them under the...

Cost: $90

Where:
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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Come by anytime during open shopping hours! Friday, February 23: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm Saturday, February 24: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday, February 25: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm We are very...

Cost: Free to attend

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
90 Main Street
Andover, MA  01810
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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Romy Valdez 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...

Cost: $30 early bird ($35 at the door)

Where:
Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 Lyman Street, Suite 108B
Westborough shopping center
Westborough, MA  01581
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Sponsor: www.SOHUM.org
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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