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Flexitarian Diet: Your Starter’s Guide And Sample Diet Plan

While there are many health benefits to being vegetarian, some of us don’t want to completely cut out meat. This is the idea behind the flexitarian diet, which reduces meat intake instead of avoiding it altogether.

Good News Headlines 11/6/18

Groundbreaking campaigns have broken barriers this election, with historic candidates changing the face of Congress and statehouses across the US.

Sick To Your Stomach? Here’s 5 Things You Didn't Know About Your Gut

The digestive tract tends to be an illusive set of organs that no one really understands. How does it all work?

EarthTalk: When Will Gasoline Driven Leaf Blowers Be Outlawed?

Dear EarthTalk: When will those gasoline driven leaf blowers that gardeners use be outlawed? The noise and toxic fumes they emit can’t be good for us.

Thirteen Minutes Of Weightlifting, Three Times A Week, Can Improve Muscle Strength And Endurance As Effectively As Working Out For 70 Minutes

In recent years, sports fitness research has repeatedly demonstrated the superiority of high intensity interval training (HIIT) exercises, and this applies not only to walking, sprinting, bicycling and swimming, but also to strength training workouts.

Health Benefits Of Fasting: Splitting Fact From Fiction

Fasting is becoming increasingly popular as a way to boost health. But it can be confusing to figure out how much of the hype is backed by evidence. This article discusses the different types of fasting, including intermittent fasting, along with some of their main benefits.

BPA-Free Plastics Disrupt Fertility

Many plastic bottles are sold as “BPA-free”—meaning they don’t contain bisphenol A, an ingredient known to disrupt reproduction in mice. But now it seems that the additives used in place of BPA are potentially just as harmful.

Good News Headlines 10/30/18

It started out modestly enough: David Hertz, having learned that under the right conditions you really can make your own water out of thin air…

Skin Tags: Discover Their Causes And How To Get Rid Of Them

While harmless, skin tags can affect your quality of life. Here are three ways you can try to help remove skin tags manually at home.

What Will It Take To Clean Up The Great Pacific Garbage Patch?

The Arctic Sunrise is visiting the Great Pacific Garbage Patch - a soupy mix of plastics and microplastics, now twice the size of Texas, in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean.

Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM): These Polio-Like Illnesses Are Spreading Quickly

Although acute flaccid myelitis is still very rare, affecting less than 1 in 1 million Americans each year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is monitoring what appears to be an increasing trend in this polio-like disease.

Good News Headlines 10/23/18

A highly competitive race took a dramatic turn recently. It happened during their debate, when the candidates asked for a few extra minutes at the end to do something together…

Science Says We Are Healed By Nature (And Even Houseplants)

In some of my earliest memories, I’m perched between two branches of a plum tree that grew in front of my house. To climb, I’d grip the lowest branches and stretch my foot as high as it would reach, pulling myself up to sit comfortably in my little throne of branches.

Paper-Based Electronics Could Fold, Biodegrade And Be The Basis For The Next Generation Of Devices

It seems like every few months there’s a new cellphone, laptop or tablet that is so exciting people line up around the block to get their hands on it. While the perpetual introduction of new, slightly more advanced electronics has made businesses like Apple hugely successful, the short shelf life of these electronics is bad for the environment.

A Local Food Revolution In Puerto Rico

A year has passed since Hurricane Maria first made landfall in Puerto Rico, destroying homes, roads, and vehicles in its path—and taking thousands of lives.

Good News Headlines 10/16/18

As tempting as it may be to raise your voice, yell, and keep ramping up the punishment to ridiculous levels, some parenting experts say there's a much better option.

Plastic Rivers: Just 10 Streams Carry 95 Percent Of Plastic Into Oceans

Every minute, another truckload's worth of plastic trash ends up in the ocean, amounting to 8 million tons every year.

Your Compassionate Heart

In these unsettled and unsettling times, it is our hearts that will sustain us if we lose faith in the world at large. Our hearts, where compassion lives. Where separation ends and loving connection begins.

Disaster Collectivism: How Communities Rise Together To Respond To Crises

When Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017, Judith Rodriguez was asleep in her home. Or rather, she was trying to sleep, but the sounds of the deadly storm blowing over the island woke her up.

How To Make Your Workplace Healthier

Workplaces are not always the healthiest environments, and sometimes they seem to be a breeding ground for common colds and flus. Here are a few ways you can make your workplace a healthier and happier place to be.

Giving Yourself And Others Room To Grow

There is one essential ingredient missing in most of our relationships — one that is definitely required if we wish to continue in our own development and help others to do the same. What is this powerful catalyst that only we can provide for each other?

My Favorite Self Care Practice

Share your favorite self care treatment or ritual in the Spring/Summer 2019 “Self Care” edition of Spirit of Change Magazine.

Good News Headlines 10/9/18

Many of the images we see of refugees, migrants and immigrants portray them as burdens on society or victims of oppression. A new photo show, Another Way Home, offers a different narrative.

Is Apple Cider Vinegar Good For You? A Doctor Weighs In

As a practicing physician and professor of medicine, people ask me about the benefits of drinking apple cider vinegar all the time.

Save The Date For MAKE SMTHNG Week 2018

The 2nd annual MAKE SMTHNG campaign will support local organizers from around the world in creating events and experiences that invite people to celebrate the holiday season in more sustainable ways.

People Enjoy Your Company Far More Than You Think

In our social lives, we’re constantly engaged in what researchers call “meta-perception,” or trying to figure out how other people see us. Do people think we’re boring or interesting, selfish or altruistic, attractive or not?

Locals Unite To Stop Hog Farms From Polluting Their Community

Sue George never intended to be an activist. The soft-spoken, retired elementary school teacher was content on her century farm near Lime Springs, a town in the rolling hills of northeast Iowa with a tad under 500 people.

The World Is Your Drumming Circle

The beat pattern of the rain speeds up and calms down until it slackens to a slight drip-drop. The brittle fall leaves create precise rattle-sounds, rustling and shaking like a tambourine.

Believing In Activism Is How We Win

Enlisting more people to step up to participate and support activism—even at long odds—is the only way to win.

Good News Headlines 10/2/18

The first large-scale operation to scoop waste plastic from the Pacific Ocean has set off from San Francisco.
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Daily Astrology

December 12, 2018

A soothing sextile between the Sagittarius Sun and Aquarius Moon brightens the work day. Inner ease is promoted. The impact can also feel liberating as these are the two most freedom loving of signs. It’s a good day to attend to a financial matter or…
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Join us the second Tuesday evening of the month for a Reiki Share in the Usui Reiki system of natural healing. We are a gathering of Reiki practitioners who share experiences, practice...

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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The class is a combination of qi gong, yoga, meditation, and relaxation followed by a cup of healing tea. The class, developed by Korean enlightened master Ilchi Lee, is based on Sundo, a...

Cost: $10

Where:
Divine Paradigm
58b Macy St
Amesbury, MA  01913
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Contact Name: Brad Fanger

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Please join us at our monthly meetings, second Wednesday each month September - June in Westboro, MA. A welcoming community working for the greater health and wellbeing of all. Contact...

Where:
Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 Lyman St
#108B
Westborough, MA
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Journaling can be a part of your inner work and is, in fact, on the tree of contemplative practices.  Whether you are a meditator or keep a journal or neither of the above, all are welcome to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Waltham Public Library
735 Main Street
Waltham, MA  02451
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Sponsor: Louise Goldstein
Telephone: 617-710-6145
Contact Name: Waltham Public Library
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Sponsored by the Canton Spiritualist Church. Held at the Blue Hills, Canton, MA. Psychics, mediums, readings for a fee. Free healings.

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Blue Hills
Canton, MA


Sponsor: Canton Spiritualist Church
Telephone: (617) 469-2568

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Discover the power of body tapping and nature based solutions that will help you: More effectively manage and ease chronic pain issues. Clear stuck energy with body tapping. Learn the basic...

Cost: $49

Where:
Clearpoint Center
259 East Street
Stafford Springs, CT  06076
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Sponsor: Clearpoint Center
Telephone: 860-684-3994
Contact Name: Steve Munn
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With Susie Masters We warmly invite you to join us for The Winter Solstice Workshop. Celebrate the shortest day while giving yourself the space to feel and experience the now. During this...

Cost: $45

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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All are invited to a special barefoot, free style dance and live music event on December 15th from 7:30pm–10pm in Greenfield, Massachusetts. We will be having a special freestyle, barefoot...

Cost: $5-$10

Where:
The Episcopal Church of St. James & Andrew
71 Federal St.
Greenfield, MA  01301
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Sponsor: Dance Spree
Telephone: (413)658-7011 (no texting please)
Contact Name: Jasper Lapienski
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Tired of missing opportunities that could further your life, your education, even your work? Tired of missing threats that continue to hold back your life, your education, even your work? Sit down...

Cost: $40

Where:
Caffe Nero
368 Congress St
Boston, MA  02210
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Contact Name: Soni
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