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Healthy Bodies Need Healthy Soil

I spend my days in a sterile 8x10 room practicing family medicine and yet my mind is in the soil. This is because I’m discovering just how much this rich, dark substance influences the day-to-day health of my patients...

Book Review — Love Letter to the Earth

In Love Letter to the Earth beloved monk Thich Nhat Hanh reminds us that bodhisattvas don't always take human form...

EarthTalk: Is Human Overpopulation On the Decline?

Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that human overpopulation isn’t such a big issue any more as numbers are expected to start declining in a few decades?

EarthTalk: The Greenest Cities in America

Dear EarthTalk: Which are the greenest American cities, and why?

The Good Life Lab: Radical Experiments in Hands-On Living

Thirtysomething Wendy Tremayne and her partner Mikey envisioned meaningful work (not jobs) and a lifestyle that wasn’t detrimental to others or to the planet...

The Zero-Waste Lifestyle: Live Well By Throwing Away Less

Imagine never taking your trash out to the curb. Amy Korst and her husband haven't done it for years. They don't need to; they don't have any. No trash. No trash cans. Zip, nada, none...

EarthTalk: Environmental Justice Protects Local Neighborhoods

Dear EarthTalk: I understand that the “environmental justice” movement seeks to protect the poor and non-white communities from being unfairly targeted to host activities like sewage treatment plants, landfills and polluting factories. Have there been notable victories?

Green Home Renovation Checklist: Start Here

Dear EarthTalk: I’m planning a major home renovation and want to include as many greenfriendly features as possible. Where do I begin to look?

Letter from Rosemary Gladstar: United Plant Savers 20th Anniversary

These are exciting times for herbalists! We are witnessing the art of herbalism rapidly regaining its rightful place in the American tradition of health and healing...

Summer Eco Learning Opportunities

This summer, explore learning opportunities in natural building and environmental advocacy...

Smart Meter, Smarter Options

While approximately 40 million smart meters have already been deployed in the United States, serious health, safety, privacy, homeland security, and financial concerns exist over this technology....

See Calm, Be Calm with Feng Shui Home Tips

Our homes, which ideally should serve as quiet sanctuaries of peace and nurturing energies to restore our equilibrium, often contribute to our chaos and stress levels instead...

How to Keep Your Cool Without Air Conditioning

8 tips to help you beat the heat this summer....

Barefoot Walking: Free Your Feet to Minimize Impact

Turning your feet into living shoes allows you meet the ground correctly and connect to the earth's therapeutic restorative energy...

Healthy Home Walk Through

From kitchen, bathroom, glass and all-purpose cleaners to dishwashing detergent, laundry soap and bleach, Environmental Working Group has scoured the chemical ingredients of more than 2,000 different household cleaning products...

Earth Talk: Attract Bees and Butterflies To Your Garden

Dear EarthTalk: I’d like to have a garden that encourages bees and butterflies. What’s the best approach?

Wind-Centered Economy Response

I work in a control room monitoring nine wind farms across North America. I have 5 years of experience in the field both operationally and in the market. I like the enthusiasm in this article...

How Vintage Campers Will Save The Planet

The COMET (Cost-effective, Off-grid Mobile Eco Trailer) is an exercise in sustainability and small space living. It is an educational tool for children and adults alike. It is a DIY guide for others wanting to pare down...

EarthTalk: Mobile Phone Apps Turn Citizens into Scientists

Dear EarthTalk: What exactly are “citizen scientists” and how can I become one?

New Permaculture-Certified Urban Farm School

Based in one of the country’s hotbeds of local food culture in Asheville, North Carolina, The Urban Farm School is a comprehensive, 30-week program for students to learn the ins and outs of how to be a successful urban farmer...

Fracking Boon Spurs Both Profits and Dangers

Fracking, short for hydraulic fracturing, is a process whereby drillers blast millions of gallons of water, sand and hazardous chemicals at high-pressure into...

Why I Decided to Live Without Money

For more than 11 years I’ve lived without money, government assistance or conscious barter...

Building a Wind-Centered Economy

In the race to transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy and avoid runaway climate change...

Maine’s Northern Forest National Park

The idea of turning a large chunk of forest in central Maine into a national park dates back at least 150 years...

Smart Meter Installations Raise Intelligent Questions

Utility companies around the world are swapping out electric, gas and water analog meters and replacing them...

How to Grow More Vegetables*

The key to this success is using the Grow Biointensive method, a holistic organic gardening approach.

Regulation Loopholes Allow Killing Of Whales

Sadly for our world and its biodiversity, whales are still being killed despite an international ban on commercial whaling.

Herb Gardening From the Ground Up: Everything You Need to Know About Growing Your Favorite Herbs

Long before turning into the popular garden addition they are today, Sal Gilbertie was growing herbs.

EarthTalk: Most Fuel Efficient Cars Today

Dear EarthTalk, Which are the most fuel-efficient hybrid and/or all-electric cars available to consumers today (just the affordable ones, please!) 

Picture A World Without Honey Bees

In 2007, the term Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) was coined when honeybees in 24 U.S. states and four continents began disappearing. Worker bees failed to return to the hive, leaving the uncapped brood abandoned.
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Daily Astrology

January 18, 2018

Long time friends, as well as those who have shared many lifetimes together may fall into reveries of remembrance. The Aquarius Moon is conjunct her own south node today, the symbolic point of karma. Look with interest at the current state of your…
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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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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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