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Dr. Bronner’s Makes Soap, But It’s Changing How We Eat

If you ever took the time to read the fine print on a bottle of Dr. Bronner’s iconic 18-in-1 Hemp Peppermint Pure-Castile Soap, you probably barely noticed the one reference to what people put in—not on—their bodies.

Good News Headlines 10/17/17

By helping donors ‘pay it forward,’ these teens are working to ensure that no student goes hungry…

Is Climate Change Driving You To Despair? Read This.

To maintain our capacity to address climate change, we need to recognize and address the trauma it creates.

Hurricane Maria Has Devastated Puerto Rico’s Farmland

In the wake of the damage caused by Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s food supply and agricultural industry are in a state of crisis. Maria has stripped Puerto Rico of most of its farmland—approximately 13,000 farms—which accounts for roughly a quarter of the island’s total land.

Meet The Chef Teaching Kids How To Cook Healthy Meals On A Budget

Seattle chef will soon open a crowd-funded restaurant and arts co-op to honor the city’s arts history and unite its residents.

Why Having The Sex Talk Early And Often With Your Kids Is Good For Them

Parents may be uncomfortable initiating “the sex talk,” but whether they want to or not, parents teach their kids about sex and sexuality. Kids learn early what a sexual relationship looks like.

Indigenous People Invented The So-Called ‘American Dream’

The notion underlying both the DACA repeal and the wall – which is that “illegal” immigrants, most of them from Mexico, are stealing U.S. jobs and hurting society – reflects a profound misunderstanding of American history.

Unilever Buys Pukka – What Can We Learn?

Before judging a company, we need to understand what it takes to do what they do: where and how are the plants grown, collected, dried, processed and stored?

Should We Worry That Half Of Americans Trust Their Gut To Tell Them What’s True?

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I’ll bet that’s true,” before you had all the facts? Most people probably have at some point.

How To Heal Your Immunity With Nightshade Foods

Where do we stand on nightshades for your health? Are they dangerous, or are they helpful?

Good News Headlines 10/10/17

Cathy Rude has braved her share of storms and flooding to get to a laboring patient. But last week was the first time the 63-year-old faced flood waters so high that her only way to work was to hitch a ride on an inflatable swan.

How We Can All Help Save Monarch Butterflies

Lots of people don’t really think about it, but all of our crops that we eat, and all of the crops that our livestock eat, are all supported by pollinators.

Amid ‘Alarming Setbacks,’ Right Livelihood Winners Embody Vision Of Better World

The winners of the 2017 Right Livelihood Awards—often referred to as the Alternative Nobel Prize—were announced in Stockholm, Sweden on Tuesday in order to honor and reward the dedication and positive impact from this year's four recipients.

Why Your Kids Might Be Able To See Better If They Play Outdoors More Often

The ready availability of technology may make the children of today faster at configuring a new smartphone, but does all of that screen time affect the development of their eyes?

You Can ‘Pick Up’ A Good Or Bad Mood From Your Friends

New research suggests that both good and bad moods can be ‘picked up’ from friends, but depression can’t.

This Isn’t Just Another Urban Farm—It’s a Food Bank

The Tucson, Arizona, food bank isn’t just giving away packaged foods. It’s growing healthy food—and teaching people how.

Carbon Pawprints: How Our Dogs And Cats Contribute To Global Warming

Is it really true that our dogs and cats are major contributors to climate change, and if so what can we do about it?

“Carpe Diem Politics”: How to Do More Than Just Resist

Today’s social justice movements must seize opportunities, mobilize quickly, and, finally, embrace a carnival spirit.

What Does The Environment Have To Do With Autism?

The search for autism’s causes is a daunting task — but researchers are investigating a variety of factors that might play a role.

Good News Headlines 10/3/17

Paul Weismann got the call for help Monday night at his home in Connecticut. By Tuesday afternoon, he was flying to Puerto Rico on his personal plane, with food, water, and power generators as his passengers.

The Spiritual Roots Of Hair

Hair is a central facet of our appearance, something that both men and women take great pride in, but does its purpose run deeper?

How Community-Led ‘Rights Of Nature’ Initiatives Are Protecting Ecosystems

In 2008, Ecuador’s leadership rewrote its constitution to include the rights of nature, effectively awarding legal rights to the environment.

How To Feed Ourselves In A Time Of Climate Crisis

Here are 13 of the best ideas for a just and sustainable food system, from saving seeds to curbing food waste.

City Trees Boost Health And Wealth

Here’s how to make big money in the modern megalopolis: plant more city trees.

Share The Love

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Good News Headlines 9/26/17

Named after Puerto Rico’s national anthem, this fierce comic book star uses her powers to control the weather and keep her people safe.

Turning Solar Sites Into Pollinator-Friendly Habitats Is The Sweetest Idea

A married couple in Minnesota found a genius use for the swaths of land occupied by solar systems—coupling them as pollinator-friendly habitats.

You’re Probably Drinking Plastic In Your Tap Water

We know that plastics clog our oceans, lakes and the stomachs of marine animals, but a first-of-its-kind investigation from Orb Media found the pervasive material in tap water supplies around the world, too.

Liam’s Lunches Of Love Launches Into New Projects

After being inspired by his summer reading program and the educational website Brainchase.com, Liam Hannon a 10 year old boy in Cambridge, Massachusetts decided to start making lunches for his neighbors that are experiencing homelessness.

EarthTalk: Home Solar 101

Dear EarthTalk: I'm finally ready to join the 21st century and commit to putting solar panels on my roof. Where do I start?
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December 15, 2017

This void of course Moon Friday is an interesting proposition. Much feels as though it is in limbo. Initiative is lacking. Mercury’s retrograde carries the winged communications whiz into a morning conjunction with Venus. The pair contribute to a…
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December 2017

Free admission, 10%-20% discounts! Quality crystals, minerals and jewelry! We have an amazing display of merchandise for your viewing pleasure and purchase. We constantly add new items to our...

Where:
Cape Cod Center for Whole Health
116 State Road
Sagamore Beach, MA
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Sponsor: Down to Earth Crystals and Minerals
Telephone: 508-680-6195
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The Daoist Benevolent Association offers free classes on traditional Wudang style tai chi. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Brown School
42 Milk St Newburyport
Newburyport, MA  01950
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Sponsor: Daoist Benevolent Association
Telephone: 978-462-4617
Contact Name: Barbara
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Join Diane Lewis, psychic medium, for this very special holiday presentation. Be a part of this exciting evening as Diane connects to spirit, bridging the gap and gently bringing forth messages...

Cost: $40 per person

Where:
Hillcrest Country Club
325 Pleasant Street
Leicester, MA
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Sponsor: Hillcrest Country Club
Telephone: 617-645-6415
Contact Name: Diane Lewis
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The Daoist Benevolent Association offers free classes on traditional Wudang style tai chi. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Brown School
42 Milk St Newburyport
Newburyport, MA  01950
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Sponsor: Daoist Benevolent Association
Telephone: 978-462-4617
Contact Name: Barbara
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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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Beginning, Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 Clarity. Knowledge. Personal transformation. No matter what you’re looking to find more of, Kabbalah 1 is the first step in your lifelong journey of...

Cost: 8 Weeks, $49.95

Where:
WeWork
31 St. James Ave
Boston, MA  02116
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Sponsor: Kabbalah Center
Telephone: 1.800.522.2252
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Do you find it a challenge to quiet your mind? In Raja Yoga the mind is described as the generator of thought that resides within the soul. It is the one thing we can control in life. We simply...

Cost: Free

Where:
Inner Space Meditation Center & Gallery
1110 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Telephone: 617-547-1110
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Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the holiday season drain you! Come join us for a holiday healing meditation and Reiki session with Judy and Geri. This session will start off with...

Cost: $25

Where:
Holistic Wellness Center
18 North Meadows Road, Unit 12B
Medfield, MA   02052
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Telephone: 508-359-7400
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Please join us at our monthly meetings, second Wednesday each month in Northboro, MA. Stay inspired and create collaborative professional relationships. A welcoming community working for the...

Where:
First Parish Unitarian Church Hall
40 Church Street
Northborough, MA  01532
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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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Come join Mary Budrose on October 17, November 14, December 14, from 7-8pm to learn more about the The Budrose Center For Spiritual Growth healing program and experience a chakra balancing...

Where:
Budrose Center for Spiritual Growth (Blossom Healings)
54 Main Street
Topsfield, MA  01983
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Telephone: 978-561-1687
Contact Name: Mary Budrose
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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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Join us in 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 practitioners and others interested in...

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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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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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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Learn Reiki — revitalizing self-care and healing in the palm of your hands. Facilitated by Lou Orsan, Reiki Shihan (master teacher) This one-day class covers the basic principles 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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2 Saturday 10:30AM classes to practice IPT Yoga at Sohum in Westborough, MA Want to practice yoga to relieve pain on the bottom of the foot? Integrated Positional Technique (IPT) for...

Cost: $30 per class prereg; $55 for both; $35 each at the door

Where:
Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 Lyman Street
Suite 108b (next to hair salon)
Westborough, MA, MA  01581
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Sponsor: PatLebauYoga
Telephone: 508-393-5581
Contact Name: Pat Lebau
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