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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.

Featured Events: Listening to Native Voices: Standing Rock is Everywhere

Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Chief Iron Bear, Dwaine Perry, Ramapo-Lenape to speak at The Agape Community in Hardwick, MA in celebration of Agape’s 35th Anniversary…

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.

Goose Finds Cop And Leads Him To Her Trapped Baby

Officer James Givens has served with the Cincinnati Police Department for over 26 years, but in all that time he's never had an experience that compares to this one.

The First Openly Transgender Infantry Soldier In U.S. Army Speaks Out On Trump’s New Military Ban

Staff Sergeant Patricia King has served in the Army for 18 years, including three active combat deployments to Afghanistan.

Good News Headlines 7/25/17

Tim Briggs hasn’t even graduated from college yet, but he’s already getting paid to pursue his passion.

A Storytelling Initiative Aims To Preserve Urban Linguistic Diversity

Can there be a way to connect with someone, here and now, despite a language barrier? For Steven Bird and Robyn Perry, founders of the Treasure Language Storytelling (TLS) initiative, storytelling in original languages is a possible answer.

Good News Headlines 7/18/17

Artist Kitty Zen was commissioned by the City of Boston to paint an electrical box on Mass. Ave. as part of its beautification and outreach efforts.

This Massachusetts Town Shows What A Sustainable Economy Looks Like

For more than three decades, the town of Great Barrington, Massachusetts, has quietly demonstrated how grassroots, sustainable, and human-centric projects could easily become the building blocks of the next economy.

The Montana Moms Who Decided Refugees Will Be Welcome In Their City

Even in a conservative and rural state, Mary Poole and her book club felt Missoula was a good place for refugees. So they made it happen.

Good News Headlines 7/11/17

What we might not associate art and beauty with are materials that pollute our environment. Yet, that's exactly what artist John Sabraw and civil engineer and Ohio State University professor Guy Riefler are doing.

Why Poverty Is Not A Personal Choice, But A Reflection Of Society

As the Senate prepares to modify its version of the health care bill, now is a good time to back up and examine why we as a nation are so divided about providing health care, especially to the poor.

Remembering Native American Civil Rights Pioneer, Lehman Brightman

A pioneer of Native American civil rights and activism passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017 in Walnut Creek, California, ending a life of rebellion and struggle to claim a lost history.
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Daily Astrology

September 23, 2017

The Scorpio Moon magnifies our internal dramas. Thoughts and feelings gain added intensity. As a result, many folks enjoy their solitude, readily exploring “inner space.” All the same, the Moon spends today forming supportive angles with Mars, Neptune…
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September 2017

September 17, 2017 - April 22, 2018 Take your knowledge to the next level and become a holistic professional facilitating treatments with clients and/or teaching. Eight month program assists you...

Cost: $1199

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Telephone: 508-230-3680
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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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September 17 - 22, 2017 Welcome to yet another beginning of the school year in Cambridge! The summer season is always busy here with many visitors stopping by from around the world. Once the...

Cost: Free

Where:
InnerSpace Meditation Center And Gallery
1110 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Telephone: 617-547-1110
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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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Guided loving kindness meditation every Sunday at HeartSong Spiritual Wellness. No charge to attend. Donations are appreciated to help support this non-profit wellness center. Read more:...

Cost: Free

Where:
HeartSong Spiritual Wellness
23 Pine Street
Milford, MA  01757
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Sponsor: HeartSong
Contact Name: Jacki Rose
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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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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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Time to shed those horrible negative body images! Let go of perfectionism. This 3-hour workshop will guide you through a journey of transformation - exploring how the media impacts our beliefs...

Cost: $45

Where:
Integrated Psychotherapy
31 Hastings Street
Mendon, MA  01756
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Telephone: 508-473-1200
Contact Name: Sherri Snyder, MA, LMHC
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With Tommy Priester This class is designed to help practitioners address Lyme disease and co-infections in an effective and comprehensive way. Clinicians will learn to work with protocols to...

Where:
34 Prairie Street
West Concord, MA
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Sponsor: Boston School of Herbal Studies
Telephone: 781-646-6319
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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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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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Qigong is an amazing practice used to prevent and heal disease. Qigong is a series of flowing and repeated movements, stretches and breathing exercises. Qigong movements are gentle and easy to...

Cost: $12

Where:
The Arlington Center
369 Mass Ave
Arlington, MA
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Sponsor: Maryellen LaBelle
Telephone: 781-710-4325
Contact Name: Maryellen LaBelle
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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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With Lisa Rockenmacher and Kristan Bishop Looking for a deeper connection with bliss? Seeking practical ways to increase wellness and health in all aspect of your life? Do you desire a...

Cost: $100

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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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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September 22 - 24, 2017 This magnificent gift is the anchoring of our divinity in physicality, as we move from the ascension process to the creation process. 13th Octave LaHoChi is the next...

Cost: $350 including all materials. Deposit of $100 required to register.

Where:
Inspired Soul Studio (private yoga barn)
11 Tory Lane
Newtown, CT  06470
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Sponsor: Eilis Philpott
Telephone: 203-767-5954
Contact Name: Eilis Philpott
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Meet the Authors who will be speaking Central Mass Lyme's 3rd Lyme disease conference on Saturday, September 23rd in Worcester! Dr. Neil Spector, Dr. Kenneth Liegner, Jenny Rush, Katina Makris,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes and Noble
541 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA  01605
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Sponsor: Barnes and Noble and Central Mass Lyme Foundation, Inc.
Telephone: 888-511-5963
Contact Name: Michele Miller
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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
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
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This exciting event offers a chance for kids of all ages (even the adult kids!) to learn about inner values in a unique and fun way. The Relax Kids program offers fun activity classes to help...

Where:
Inner SpaceMeditation Center & Gallery
1110 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Telephone: 617–547–1110
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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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YogAroma is a multi-sensory learning experience. Explore and learn about the 7 main chakra centers in the body in an accessible way to improve your everyday life. As you learn about the chakras, a...

Cost: $40

Where:
Windsoul Studio
440 Middlesex Street
Tyngsboro, MA
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Telephone: 1-800-Yoga-Fun
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New storefront at 489 Mass. Ave. in Arlington Center, MA, featuring the largest crystal showroom in town. Classes, practitioners and session rooms, as well as an art gallery.

Where:
Portal Crystal Gallery
489 Mass. Ave.
Arlington, MA
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Telephone: 781-859-5397
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With Linda Patterson Learn how essential oils work to heal body, mind and spirit. This comprehensive course addresses the body systems, their common ailments and the essential oils most helpful...

Where:
17 Robbins Road
Arlington, MA
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Sponsor: Boston School of Herbal Studies
Telephone: 781-646-6319
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