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EPA Confirms Longstanding Fears About Impact Of Neonics On Bees

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday confirmed longstanding fears that a widely-used pesticide can pose a significant risk to honeybee populations.

Why It’s A Bad Idea To Get Rid Of A Pet Because A Baby Is On The Way

When a neighbor of ours got pregnant, her obstetrician told her to get rid of the cat who had been part of her family for eight years. He said if the cat was around, the baby might have an increased chance of developing an allergy to her.

Simple Food: Avocado Toast

Do you get moody and kind of mean if you don’t eat enough? … No? Me neither. (ahem)

Keep Orange Peels Out Of The Trash

Citrus fruit peels hold some amazing nutrient properties and they don't belong anywhere near a garbage can.

Weekly Musings: My Immunity Challenge

During 2015 I noticed my immune system weakened as I fell victim to sinus headaches, colds, coughs, a flu and tooth decay. For years I have enjoyed very good health with only minor ailments, all of which I use natural medicine to treat, so I was surprised to see this giant crop of symptoms seemingly sprout up like an overnight mushroom patch.

Good News Headlines 1/5/16

Creating Sacred Space In Your Own Location

Titillating ancient secrets exist about creating sacred space. Everything is vibration and every vibration has a frequency, such as the rocks in the ground, mineral content of the soil, the presence of water in the air…

My Year Of Magical Tidying

How getting rid of two-thirds of my belongings created more space for joy.

US State Makes It Illegal To Collect Evidence Of Pollution On Public Property

The state of Wyoming recently passed Senate Bill 12, the Data Trespass Bill, which will prevent people from collecting evidence of pollution, even on public lands.

Was 2015 The Year Big Food Began To Lose Its Sway?

Companies like Coca-Cola and Monsanto were called out for conflicts of interest, leaving many in the public health sector to wonder if next year transparency might become the new normal.

Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick In 2016 With The Sharing Economy

I have a confession to make: I am a chronic New Year’s resolutioner. Every year, like most of us, I vow to lose weight, save money, and spend more quality time with my friends and family.

A West Virginia Family Leaves Coal For Local Food—And Wants To Help Others Do The Same

In a place where coal’s legacy has left residents struggling, one family has a vision of a healthier future.

Bioactive Glass - The Future Of Dental Fillings

Mercury amalgam fillings are now a well known toxicity to the body of both dental patients and dentists themselves.

Weekly Musings: 5 Bold Ideas for the New Year

The practice of making New Year’s resolutions reminds us that setting an intention combines the unlimited powers of brain and belief together.

Good News Headlines 12/29/15

Hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts workers are expected to see a boost in pay on Jan. 1 when the state’s hourly minimum wage increases from $9 to $10 per hour…

10 Good Things About The Not-So-Great Year 2015

It would certainly be easy to do a piece about 10 horrible events from 2015, but that wouldn’t be a very inspiring way to bid farewell to this year and usher in a new one. So let’s look at 10 reasons to feel better about 2015.

Venture Outside Announces New And Exciting Holistic Retreat Experience

Venture Outside has announced the launch of its new 2016 schedule of life-changing, guided vacations in Maine and internationally.

Tips And Guidance On Living Your Passion From The Author Of ‘The Celestine Prophecy’

Passion: how do you find yours so that you can improve not only your life but those that you love and your community?

Threatened By Powerful Voice, Industry ‘Attack Dog’ Hired To Discredit Teenage Anti-GMO Activist

“The agrichemical industry is plainly quite threatened by this teenage schoolgirl, so that's why they're after her.”

Finding Birds And Religion At The Point Reyes National Seashore, California

A few years back, I was on a road trip from Washington State down to the southern tip of California, driving as close to the coast as possible for most of the way.

It’s OK If Winter Makes You Sad

Four scientific strategies for an emotionally authentic holiday season…

What’s Behind Japan’s Moss Obsession?

It’s the latest craze in a country known for its eccentric tastes and quirky obsessions. The Japanese have gone gaga for…moss?

Weekly Musings: Where Does ISIS Get Its Funding?

Despite the boredom of having to sit through pundits, promises and data breach discussions during the Democratic debate on Saturday night, I was startled awake at one point to realize how stark the divide is between the Democratic and Republican visions for America.

15 Simple Lifestyle Changes That Can Add Over A Decade To Your Life

Simple health prevention and lifestyle strategies can help people achieve their optimal health potential and add a decade or more of healthy years to the average lifespan.

Good News Headlines 12/22/15

The United States is a country of pet lovers—and state lawmakers are taking notice.

What Star Wars Taught Me About Being A Mindful Parent

After years reporting on the science of mindfulness, I now realize that the practice of moment-to-moment, nonjudgmental awareness darts in and out of the series. But as a kid, I just wanted to blow stuff up.

The Farm

Their idealism gave rise to the local and organic food movement.

18 Holiday Gift Ideas—From Co-ops

Here's how to use your holiday shopping to support cooperatives.

Light Therapy Can Help Seasonal Affective Disorder And Major Depression

For those of us living in the northern hemisphere, the winter solstice and least amount of daylight is fast approaching, as is the risk of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Grandma Had Better Tomatoes

Research is showing that many vegetables are losing significant amounts of a number of nutrients.
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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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