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The Changing Nature Of Sacred Spaces

With architectural historian Alice Friedman and photographer Randall Armor, I located and documented more than 50 hidden sacred spaces in the greater Boston area alone. Tucked around the edges in Boston, these spaces are open to the public.

Develop Chi The Taoist Way

The Inner Smile meditation has been recognized as one of the best exercises for stress management and self-healing, easily inducing a state of deep relaxation.

How To Kick Your Digital Addiction And Learn To Live Again

Because 6 percent of U.S. workers checked their work email when they or their spouse were in labor.

Shutting Off The Stress Response With Meditation

Over time, stress perpetuates fear. And a human being living in a fearful state ends up weakened and ill over time. It’s no good. So what is a human to do?

Why We Are Anxious And What To Do About It

Learning that you might be the major source of your anxiety should offer relief because you have the opportunity to manage yourself. Here are some tips to help you manage your anxiety

Fractal Patterns In Nature And Art Are Aesthetically Pleasing And Stress-Reducing

Researchers are untangling just what makes particular works of art or natural scenes visually appealing and stress-relieving – and one crucial factor is the presence of the repetitive patterns called fractals.

Unique Locations In Europe And America To Nurture Your Mind And Spirit

Check out these favorite locations in the US and Europe to nurture your spirit, open your mind and refresh your soul.

What Is Hot Yoga And How Does It Work?

Today, over 37 million people in the US practice yoga in a wide variety of styles such as Iyengar, Kripalu, Kundalini, Vinyasa, and Bikram yoga, also known as hot yoga.

Self-Esteem Might Boost Our Egos, But Self-Compassion Opens Our Hearts

Unlike self-esteem, the good feelings of self-compassion do not depend on being special and above average, or on meeting ideal goals.

Why Losing A Dog Can Be Harder Than Losing A Relative Or Friend

Those who have loved a dog know the truth: Your own pet is never “just a dog.”

How To Resist From A Place Of Love: Self-Care For The Long Haul

If you want to sustain yourself for the work ahead, here’s some advice: It doesn’t matter whether the other side “deserves” anger.

What It Takes to Change Hearts and Minds

To get someone’s support, you need more than just facts.

Plant Spirit Yoga: A Conversation With Lydia Russell

The more you pay attention to plants and talk to them, the more invited they will feel to come and share their energy and teachings with you.

Coming Out Of The God Closet

There is a love and an intelligence that is much bigger than we are. You can call it whatever you want. You can call it God, but you don’t have to. Call it George — it doesn’t matter.

Astrological Forecast For Spring/Summer 2017

Astrological Forecast for Spring/Summer 2017

Spring/Summer 2017 Book Reviews

At first Nhat Hanh was lonely, but his suffering ended when he discovered his true home was not a particular country or a place.

The Inaction Model Of Action

Years ago I was like most people: stressed out, continually late, a full agenda with no place to park. Then, almost by accident, I discovered a basic principle of life that saved me from a nervous or physical breakdown.

Four Easy Ways To Try Out A New You

Ah, March — the finicky fickle month that can’t decide whether to mark the death of winter or herald the birth of spring.

Poetry Page

Hopefest by Richard Baydin and This is it, Sugar by Pamela Bongas McIntyre

We Aren’t So Different—3 Steps To Overcome Hate And Fear

Here’s how to really listen and find compassion.

Music Training Speeds Up Brain Development In Children

Observing a pianist at a recital – converting musical notations into precisely timed finger movements on a piano – can be a powerful emotional experience.

4 Ways To Bring Self-Care Into Your Work

Imagine how much more effective you and your community organization could be if you took care of yourself as you take care of those your group serves.

Does Having Meaning In Your Life Keep You Healthy?

It helps prevent heart attack and stroke, staves off dementia, enables people to sleep better, have better sex and live longer. Oh, and it’s free…

Meditation For Donald Trump

You may want to use this strategy too.

Working Through Grief And Change

All things are impermanent. It is the nature of life. Nothing lasts forever (not even diamonds). Yet we generally have a hard time when things have reached the end of their lives.

Getting Started With Meditation

The challenge that exists for aspiring meditators is in knowing where to start. Answering three simple questions can make the process smooth, allowing you to develop a regular meditation routine and reap the benefits that meditation can bring.

Can’t Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions - Try Being Kind To Yourself

Why is it so hard to stick to resolutions that require us to make effective or lasting changes?

The Power Of Place

In Medfield, a small suburban town 45 minutes from Boston, you spot the Harmony Farm sign hanging from a tree and know you have arrived.

Your Rhythm Of Breathing Controls Emotional Judgement And Fear

Air is necessary for life and it aids in healing, but proper breathing can do so much more.

Stress, Depression And Anxiety Are All Alleviated By Probiotics

According to a new systematic review and meta-analysis, probiotics have several advantageous effects on mental health by lessening the psychological symptoms of perceived stress, depression and anxiety.
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Daily Astrology

May 23, 2017

A waning, void of course Moon in Aries causes early morning sluggishness and indecision. Pep and clarity return by mid-morning when the Moon enters Taurus. Progress is then slow and steady, if unspectacular. Relax. Find your comfort zone. Enjoy the many…
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May 2017

Learn how to give the gift of Reiki's self-care and healing to yourself, family members, pets, and others. Reiki helps us heal the heart and mind, manifest a healthy body, experience a life of...

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
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Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
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May 21 - June 25, 2017 3 sessions remaining Explore ancient shamanic healing techniques in this safe, experiential workshop. Learn the basic, core technique of the shamanic journey, a visionary...

Cost: $50 per session

Where:
Keene Unitarian Universalist Church
69 Washington Street
(and corner of Taylor Street)
Keene, NH
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Sponsor: Cycles of Spirit Spiritualist Church & One Spirit Shamanic Arts
Contact Name: Jay Thomas
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May Workshop: Full Flower Moon Herbs that calm seasonal allergies Part of a content-rich and intensive 10-month series.  You can sign up for one or all. Simply email your intent to...

Cost: $20 includes all materials and handouts.

Where:
Hillside Herbals
Jefferson, MA


Sponsor: Hillside Herbals
Telephone: 508-847-8615
Contact Name: Rachel Ross
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Welcome to our 3rd Crystal Wisdom & Wellness Gathering - this one’s focused on “The Wonders of Quartz” - we'll be exploring the human/crystal energy zones using only...

Where:
The Arlington Center
Arlington, MA


Sponsor: Crystal Concentrics
Contact Name: Kyle Russell
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Hatha yoga classes are held on Sunday mornings from 10 - 11 am in the Function Room at the Village at Waterman Lake. These classes are mixed levels and open to the public. Please register at...

Cost: $12

Where:
Village at Waterman Lake
715 Putnam Pike
Greenville, RI  02828
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Sponsor: The Yoga Workshop
Telephone: 401-261-1060
Contact Name: Barbara Fetta
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Sunday Reiki treatments with Reiki master and practitioner Linda Simons in Brookline, MA. Start your week off on a more balanced note with a Reiki treatment on a Sunday afternoon. Please join me...

Cost: Sliding Scale $20-$40

Where:
233 Harvard Street
Suite 36
Brookline, MA  02446
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Telephone: 617-304-2205
Contact Name: LInda Simons
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Prayer for Peace — Lao-Tse If there is to be peace in the world, There must be peace in the nations. If there is to be peace in the nations, There must be peace in the cities. If...

Cost: Donation / heart offering

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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Qigong is an amazing practice for health, healing and inspiration. Qigong is a series of flowing and repeated movements, stretches and breathing exercises that are very easy to learn and may be...

Cost: Drop in $20 or purchase series card

Where:
The Yoga Depot
17 Depot Square
Lexington, MA  02420
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Sponsor: BodyWork Revolution
Telephone: 781-372-1000
Contact Name: Steve Cunningham
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Feeling stuck in some area of your life? Learn how to shift your energy to support your intuition, relationships, life direction. Release what is holding you back — live and act from your...

Cost: $100 each class plus book /CDs

Where:
Gracepoint Holistic Health
382 Boston Turnpike
Suite 203B
Shrewsbury, MA  01545
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Sponsor: Gracepoint Holistic Health
Telephone: 508-868-2168
Contact Name: Diane Burns
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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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A 2-hour introduction to the practice of mindfulness. You will be introduced to Mindful Based Stress Reduction, MBSR, the science-based program developed at the University of...

Cost: Free

Where:
LifeCare Physical Therapy
38 Southwest Cutoff
Northborough , MA
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Sponsor: Center for Resilient Living
Telephone: 508-556-7022
Contact Name: Ginny Wholley
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“While virtually unheard of in western society until the 20th century, meditation is having a surge in popularity as of late. Whether you’re looking to decrease stress, increase...

Cost: $20

Where:
YOUnity Yoga & Wellness
189 Main Street
4th floor
Milford, MA  01757
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Telephone: 508-478-3333
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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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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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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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Having dealt with chronic Lyme for over 20 years and almost in hospice Jeff Hickson has been helping fellow Lymies cope with and get help for this horrific disease. After receiving treatment from a...

Cost: Free

Where:
YOUnity Yoga & Wellness
189 Main Street
4th floor
Milford, MA  01757
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Telephone: 508-478-3333
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Brookhaven Hospice is looking for alternative therapy volunteers (Reiki, massage, aromatherapy, and more) to volunteer with patients in various cities around MA and NH. Trainings to become a...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MA

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A Reiki Share is a gathering of Reiki practitioners who congregate for a combination social/healing session. The primary purpose of having a "share" is for practitioners to participate in...

Cost: $10

Where:
Open Doors
395 Washington Street
Braintree, MA  02170
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Sponsor: Leslie Miller Jewett
Telephone: (857) 526-3301
Contact Name: Leslie Miller Jewett
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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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Start Date: May 26, 2017  Fri 6-9pm & Sat/Sun 10-6pm Designed to prepare individuals who are interested in helping themselves and others in a rewarding career as a Professional...

Cost: $1995 (Early Bird $1795)

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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May 26 - 28, 2017 Join us as we celebrate health and energy healing. You won’t want to miss this weekend packed full of knowledge, healing and insights: High profile international...

Cost: Free to $97

Where:
Lesley University Hall, 2nd Floor
1815 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA  02140
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Sponsor: Energy Healing Symposium
Telephone: 647-334-9432
Contact Name: Kathy Wilson
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May 26 - 29, 2017 Flying Phoenix Qigong with Sifu Terry Dunn is a 3-day and 5-day intensive Qigong workshop that teaches participants the essential core practice of Flying Phoenix Heavenly...

Cost: Please see our website

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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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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Lectures/classes are generally between 45 minutes and 1.5 hours. If you must leave before the video ends, that is okay. Video presentations will be facilitated by varied ashram members and...

Cost: $5 donation is suggested

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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March 27 - 28, 2017 9am - 5pm Deepen your understanding, practice and enjoyment of the complete system of Reiki. A two-day training facilitated by Lou Orsan, Reiki Shihan (master teacher)...

Cost: $225

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
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Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
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May 27 - June 1 With Diana Medina and GTT staff. These events provide a unique opportunity to deepen your process of self - exploration. For certified practitioners, either of the modules can...

Where:
Guest House Retreat and Conference Center
318 W Main St
Chester, CT  06412
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Sponsor: Grof Transpersonal Training
Telephone: 415-383-8779
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