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Making Healthier Food Choices

Feeling tired by mid-day? Wish you had the energy to do more of the things you enjoy? Want to improve overall health? If so, try looking to nature for help.

Wild Plants I Have Known.... And Eaten

Russ Cohen is one of the foremost wild edibles experts in New England. His depth of knowledge and passion for foraging make it a topic accessible to everyone.

Cooking with Kids

The celebration of community elders is a way of life practiced by many traditional cultures around the world.

Let Food Be Thy Medicine

Hippocrates stated, “Let food be thy medicine.” He understood that the greatest healers in the world are the people who grow our food and the people who prepare our food.

Food For The Natural Living Pleasure Of It

Food For The Natural Living Pleasure Of It. They’re as varied as the experiences when we feel completely balanced, at peace and in a state of joy. For some it’s stretching out lazily and becoming completely absorbed in a great book.

Whole Foods Healthy Cooking: Kids Meals

Summer vacation is almost here! It’s the time of year when children get to spend more time at home and fill the neighborhood yards with play and laughter.

Whole Foods Healthy Cooking: Recipe Re-do's

I met someone recently who said that he wants to eat healthier and is interested in following a vegetarian diet, but that he can’t afford the time it requires.

New Year's Resolution Recipe Re-do's

What would the New Year be without a discussion about resolutions? Let’s face it: it’s a January tradition to resolve to make at least a few positive changes in our lives.

Meat, Land And Lifestyle: The Ethics of Eating

When I was much younger, my grandfather gave me some sound advice that has always stuck with me...

Fall Harvest Healthy Eating Recipes

All foods have their season, their time to display themselves in all their glory. And each season contributes a unique energy to these foods. Summer brings an expansive energy to foods to help cool us.

Healthy Cooking: Tempting Tempeh

Now here is one powerhouse of a food! If you’re looking for ease of preparation, versatility and great taste all rolled into one healthy food choice, this one’s for you.

Whole Foods Healthy Cooking: Soup

Yesterday, I overheard a woman say she’s switched to a granular butter substitute and diet cola in order to lose weight.

Dessert Is Not a Four-Letter Word

Do you have a sweet tooth that begs for frequent satisfaction? Here are some natural, healthy  recipes to sastisfy you.

Eating for Health and Vitality

The wisest piece of advice I ever received about parenting was that a good parent has the ability to see into the future and act accordingly.

Free Radicals and a Colorful Plate of Food

When I was eight I performed a simple experiment in biology that has affected me ever since, and perhaps even influenced my decision to research, among other areas, the process of aging. I left my fielder’s mitt out in the bright Colorado sun for a week one summer.

Musings: Delicious Eating, Light Living

Two years ago, natural cooking columnist Michelle Hirsch began submitting her column to Spirit of Change and I have been grateful to her ever since.

Vegetarianism for a Healthy Body, Mind, Soul and Planet

Due to the dedicated research of scientists and doctors, we now understand more than ever before about our physical body and what measures promote good health.

Making Peace with Food and Your Body

Imagine a world where our bodies were all considered equally beautiful.

Whole Foods Healthy Cooking: Delicious Whole Grains

When studying macrobiotics and learning to cook with whole foods, I discovered that the best way to achieve maximum health...

Time Saving Holiday Healthy Treats

The season of holidays has arrived and it can feel like the time between our Thanksgiving and New Year celebrations are one big blur with one event running into the other.

Summer's Harvest Recipes

Fall is approaching and that means harvest time! This is my favorite season because, to me, nothing beats an early morning visit to local farmer’s markets. The selection of produce is at its peak and the colorful displays are exciting and inspiring.

How to Make Sushi

Summer has arrived! Along with the wonderful foods the season brings, it also offers the added dimension of outdoor dining. No matter what the food, it always seems better eaten in the fresh air, especially surrounded by family and friends.

Glorious Grains

In celebration of this season's warm weather and our desire to spend more time savoring outdoor activities, we're going to explore the world of grains.

Healthy Winter Recipes

Ah, winter! The season of crisp, cold, freshly fallen snow, crackling wood fires and sparkling icicles. It's pure Currier and Ives. Nothing says "home" quite like winter in New England.

Healthy Holiday Delights

Eating a whole foods diet involves more than eating natural foods. It means taking our cue from Mother Nature's cycles and the gifts each season brings.

What is Macrobiotics?

Macrobiotics is a Greek term ("macro" means long, and "bios" means life) first introduced by Hippocrites, the father of Western medicine. Modern practice follows the guidelines taught by George Ohsawa and, most recently, by Michio Kushi.

Whole Foods Healthy Cooking: Barley and Sweet Vegetable Soup

his soup has a soothing, cooling effect on the body and is especially beneficial for the liver and gallbladder.
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Daily Astrology

January 20, 2018

With the Sun now in Aquarius, winter’s depths are upon us. The next few weeks are typically the coldest in the northern hemisphere. Today’s Pisces Moon lends itself to appreciating the beauty of a season when so much seems asleep or hidden under blankets…
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January 2018

Two Sundays, January 14th and February 11th Learn advanced techniques for self-care, to offer Reiki to others from a distance and for manifesting what you want in your life! Facilitated...

Cost: $250

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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Join us the Second Sunday of the month at the Northeast Reiki Center classroom in Framingham for a Reiki Circle in the Usui Reiki System of Natural Healing. We are a gathering of Reiki...

Cost: Free

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 15 - February 23, 2018 A cross-cultural midwifery and global health experience ***Application Deadline November 3*** Come spend six weeks at the ACAM birth center, located in a...

Where:
ACAM Birth Center
Western Highlands of Guatemala, MA


Sponsor: Maya Midwifery International
Contact Name: Dena Moes
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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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January 8 - February 12, 2018 Intuition + Energy Medicine + Energy Psychology = The REAP Healing Method This 6 week certification training course provides you with the understanding and the...

Cost: $695

Where:
Live Online
Comfort of Your Home
, MA
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Sponsor: The REAP Healing Method
Telephone: 978-877-8651
Contact Name: Pamela Dussault
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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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Change is what happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of changing.” – Rav Berg, Spiritual Director, Kabbalah Centre Last year, you most likely set New...

Cost: Free

Where:
MGH at Charlestown Navy Yard
Building 114, Room D1
114 16th Street
Charlestown, MA  02129
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Sponsor: Kabbalah Center
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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 hear Steven, M. Buggy, Corey and Scotty share their healing experiences with addiction and entheogens. Donation: $5 (We won’t turn you away if you can’t afford to pay.)...

Cost: $5

Where:
Make Shift
549 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA  02118
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Sponsor: It’s a Bob World
Telephone: 617-752-2481
Contact Name: Bob Cohen

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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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Removing limiting beliefs and shaping your future with Julie Rost and Tracey Miller The new year brings forth a natural and truly beautiful human desire to seek more from life. But resolutions...

Cost: $150 (includes lunch)

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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Reiki is a gentle energy healing method from Japan that anyone can learn. Reiki 1 is the basic Reiki attunement that allows people to work on family members, pets, plants and more. During class...

Cost: $150

Where:
Perfect Fit Pilates and Stretch
85 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA  01748
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Sponsor: Elder Grove Shamanic Healing
Telephone: 774-232-2343
Contact Name: Deb Fate-Mental
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Join Diane Lewis for a very special author event! Diane will be introducing her new book From Psychic to Soul. From Psychic to Soul is a reveal of how every person is psychic. How we already,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble
1 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA
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Sponsor: Barnes & Noble
Telephone: 617-645-6415
Contact Name: Diane Lewis
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