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What A Broadened Understanding Of Health Means For Medical Office Staff

While we still have specialties in all fields of health care, we are learning more and more about the interconnected nature of all body systems and the importance of taking a broad view of the patient's overall situation in order to diagnose accurately and direct the patient to the appropriate treatment.

What’s A Death Midwife? Inside The Alternative Death Care Movement

From funeral cooperatives to green burials, there's a kinder, gentler, less expensive way to die.

Fall/Winter 2015 Book Reviews

Offering Metta — loving kindness — to those around us, or even to ourselves, interrupts unhappy situations and helps soothe stormy emotions. Metta, a practice so simple a child can do it, is the lesson thoughtfully illustrated in Peace, Bugs and Understanding.

The Wheel of the Year: A Path of Spiritual Awakening

The women's spirituality movement not only shows us how the physical life of our planet evolves but it also outlines a path of psychological and spiritual growth that unites us with the life of our Mother Earth.

Teaching What Matters Most

In light of the latest school shooting, we are once again reminded of how ill equipped our children are to deal with stress. Anonymous commentators spout off in news articles about everything from gun laws to bad parenting to mental illness and bullying.

Life Changing Digestive Health

Getting control over digestion by improving one’s gut health is a life changing experience. It is totally worth the time and effort to improve your digestive health and to live pain free.

EarthTalk

How have polar bear populations in the Arctic been faring since the U.S. put them on its endangered species list in 2008, and what efforts are underway to protect them?

The Feng Shui of Food

Feng shui and food correspond in many practical and essential ways, just like feng shui and money or feng shui and love.

Musings: Embracing Life Change

A favorite postcard tacked up on my wall is from writer Nancy Slonim Aronie of Chilmark Writer’s Workshop fame on Martha’s Vineyard. Xeroxed across the front of her happy family photo is a typewritten strip: “Right now is exactly where you are supposed to be.”

Save a Tooth or Save a Life? The Root Canal Controversy

Root canal can be one of the most detrimental procedures to overall health.

Astrology Forecast for Fall/Winter 2015

The Sun's passage through the fall and winter signs, the final six of the zodiac, turns the focus to partnering, engaging with the physical, mental and emotional realities around us and ultimately, self-mastery.

10 Tips for Quickly Relieving Stress

Let’s face it. Life is stressful. And when we are under stress we suffer. It’s bad for our health. So it’s helpful to have a few stress-busting techniques to reach for when it starts to creep up on you.

The Golden-ness of the Light

I see with a poet’s eye toward beauty. The tiniest discoveries delight me. The sleek vole who scurried beneath my pot of portulaca. The grasshopper, pretending to be a peony leaf. The mourning dove feathers I’ve been so tenderly collecting, and now I’ve met the birds, sitting sweetly in my garden.

We're All Just Walking Each Other Home

That night — her last night — as I sat quietly in her room, I thought about the woman my mother had been. She had raised a family of seven children born seventeen years apart. At age 53, she set out to fulfill her lifelong dream of obtaining a college degree.

Awaken Your Intuitive Relationship to Food

In today’s food-obsessed culture we’re inundated with people talking about the benefits of going vegan, eating gluten-free, removing sugar from our diets and more. While all these choices might be excellent health options, oftentimes they’re presented in the form of “guilt marketing.”

Seeds of Change —Transitions in Mothering

My garden continues to reflect the changes in my life and I take great pleasure in my new freedom.

Healthy Eating: Roasties and Sea Salt

Roasties are so simple and delicious that they are regulars at my table. I serve them as side dishes, taco fillings, and even savory breakfasts in place of home fries. They’re a great accompaniment to non-vegetarian meals to encourage your family to eat more vegetables.

Never Too Late To Change The World: Why I Became Vegetarian At Age 86

Born in 1924 into a Jewish immigrant household in Brooklyn, I was raised on chicken soup, meatloaf, pot roast, gefilte fish, hamburgers, hot dogs, and steak. I loved them all, never questioning what the source of my food was.

Eliminate the Risk of Colon and Skin Cancers Forever

An interview with holistic medical educator and humanitarian Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren…

Dignity, Democracy And Food: An Interview With Frances Moore Lappè

Somewhere between that hope and realism, Lappè exudes a passionate dedication to the idea that food is about more than filling stomachs sustainably – as she explains, it’s also about community, democracy, and human dignity.

Good News Headlines 8/25/15

Although it does not yet merit an official polio-free certification, the milestone reminds everyone at the United Nations and the Kick Polio Out of Africa Campaign of the important progress toward eradication.

A Mom's Guide To Decluttering: Why My Kids Gave Up Almost All Their Toys

I hate clutter, and one morning I just couldn't take it anymore. Here's how I got my kids to throw out their toys and tidy up our house.

New England Journal Of Medicine Article Calls For GMO Labels On Foods

A Perspective article published in the New England Journal of Medicine calls for the labeling of genetically modified foods. "We believe the time has come to revisit the United States' reluctance to label GM foods," writes Dr. Philip J. Landrigan...

Dangerous Isolation: Meet The Fearless Advocates Helping Rural Women Escape Abuse

From helping care for an abused woman’s animals to switching jackets so she can slip past her husband in the parking lot, advocates in poor, rural areas are thinking outside the box.

How Do You Say Goodbye to a Family Pet?

When my family's dog passed away, I was faced with the question of how to talk to my children about sadness and death.

9 Effective Habits to Keep a Tidy Home

Keeping a tidy home isn’t just nicer to look at it – it’s better for our health. However, no one likes to spend their weekends cleaning up. It’s better to keep your home clean as you go. Here are some habits of people who have all-around clean homes.

5 Anti-Disease Properties Of Essential Spices In Your Diet

Small changes in our diet can help reduce risks of common lifestyle diseases. In the west, we are unaccustomed to include a lot of spices in our food, but here's why it is advisable that we start doing that.

Good News Headlines 8/18/15

After whale watchers aboard the Dolphin Fleet spotted the whale, the Marine Animal Entanglement Response team from the Center for Coastal Studies spent four to five hours freeing the whale from the entanglement...

People Near Fracking Wells Show Higher Hospitalization Rates

A study published last year suggested that hydraulic fracturing and proximity to active well drilling are associated with congenital heart disease and low birth weight newborns.

Take A Vacation From Inflammation!

Most people do not associate common health issues with inflammation. From an energetic perspective, inflammation is an indication of excessive heat in the body which can lead to serious illness and disease such as diabetes and some cancers. The heat is on, so put out the fire.
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Daily Astrology

October 23, 2017

An hour after midnight the Sun enters Scorpio, the sign of transformation, death, rebirth and other secrets of life. If we look carefully at nature during autumn we can find seeds already formed, waiting patiently for next year’s growing season…
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October 2017

Christine Lynn Stormer-Fryer, international presenter and author of Language Of The Feet and the Reflexology Definitive Guide is coming to New Hampshire! She will be presenting a combination of her...

Cost: $185 before August 1st / $220 after Aug 1

Where:
Sole Tranquility Reflexology within Palliativity
116 South River Road D2
Located within Palliativity Medical Group
Bedford, NH  03110
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Sponsor: Sole Tranquility Reflexology
Telephone: 603-557-5163
Contact Name: Andrea Montgomery
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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
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While many people are familiar with homeopathy as a useful, inexpensive too for treating injuries and acute ailments at home, many are not aware of the breadth of its use in treating other...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Studio at One Earth
191 Emery Mills Road
Shapleigh, ME  04076
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Sponsor: The Studio at One Earth
Telephone: 207-636-2500
Contact Name: The Studio at One Earth
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October 23 - 29, 2017 ISTA Level 1 Retreat. Experiential week-long training. If you are ready to radically enliven your sexuality and dive deep into the heart of your wild erotic nature, then...

Where:
Angel's Rest Retreat Center
Leyden, MA


Sponsor: Matooka Moonbear
Telephone: 413-204-0314
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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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Nancy's therapeutic and healing nature stems from her own personal journey through health struggles. Her style is open to everyone, no matter physical or mental challenges, or age....

Cost: $15 drop in or $12 with 10 class bundle

Where:
HeartSong Spiritual Wellness
23 Pine Street
Milford, MA  01757
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Sponsor: HeartSong Spiritual Wellness Center
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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
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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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One-of-a-kind, life changing holistic health education program again being offered free of charge Local business owner shares groundbreaking mind-body-spirit course to combat obesity epidemic...

Cost: Free

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: Michelle Caron
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Beginner Kripalu Yoga with Lisa Davidson Brand new to yoga or returning after a break, this class is kind and challenging for your body, relaxing and destressing for your mind, and will help you...

Cost: $113 for 7 weeks

Where:
A Yoga Leaf
@ Whimsy
686 Worcester Rd.
Framingham, MA  01702
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Sponsor: Lisa Davidson
Contact Name: Lisa Davidson
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A unique divine healing meditation, lead by Bhavna, to help you in your life; with your relationships, money, work and family. Also, the meditation helps with letting go to release...

Cost: $10

Where:
Bhavna’s Wellness Group
512 Main St.
Penthouse Suite
Shrewsbury, MA  01545
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Sponsor: Bhavna’s Wellness Group
Telephone: 508-970-5620
Contact Name: Krista Bennett
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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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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
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Let’s connect to the deck... Do you have the desire to understand and get a deeper sense of your readings? Learn how to read for yourself and others. Clear your cards, enhance your...

Cost: $40

Where:
YOUnity Yoga & Wellness
189 Main Street
4th floor
Milford, MA  01757
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Sponsor: YOUnity Yoga & Wellness
Telephone: 508-478-3333
Contact Name: Barbara Hickson
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October 25, 2017 - January 19, 2020 The most comprehensive education of craniosacral therapy available. Open to professionals as well as those without any prior training as practitioners....

Where:
Dr. Kate’s Cranial School
376 Pleasant Street
Northampton, MA
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Telephone: 413-221-8454
Contact Name: Dr. Kate Klemer
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This gentle yoga class is good for all skill levels. Scheduled perfectly in the middle of your week; the movements will be a welcome respite to your usual morning routine.

Cost: $10

Where:
Bhavna’s Wellness Group
512 Main St.
Penthouse Suite
Shrewsbury, MA  01545
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Sponsor: Bhavna’s Wellness Group
Telephone: 508-970-5620
Contact Name: Krista Bennett
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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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Are you ready to embrace more self-compassion and nurturing into your life? Take the plunge now! This 6 week group will weave yoga, creative arts, meditation, journaling and...

Cost: $180

Where:
Integrated Psychotherapy
31 Hastings Street
Mendon, MA  01756
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Telephone: 508-335-6732
Contact Name: Sherri Snyder, MA, LMHC
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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
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The Smoking Cessation Program at Leapin' Lizards, Portland is comprised of a few very different phases. This program puts you in charge of when you quit and enables you to stop smoking without...

Cost: $111

Where:
Leapin' Lizards
449 Forest Avenue
Portland , ME
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Sponsor: Barbara Foss, CH

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Learn Reiki to awaken your healing hands to bring greater health and happiness to yourself, your loved ones and pets. A one-day training facilitated by Lou Orsan, Reiki Shihan (Master...

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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Learn Reiki to awaken your healing hands to help yourself, your loved ones and pets be healthier and happier. Facilitated by Lou Orsan, Reiki Shihan (master teacher) This one-day...

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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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
View map »


Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
Website »

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Join us for 75 minutes of an amazing sound bath meditation. This healing session can be an unforgettable experience for those who seek deep relaxation, rejuvenation and an acceleration of their...

Cost: $20 early payment by Oct. 20 or $25

Where:
YOUnity Yoga & Wellness
189 Main Street
4th floor
Milford, MA  01757
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Sponsor: YOUnity Yoga & Wellness
Telephone: 508-478-3333
Contact Name: Barbara Hickson
Website »

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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
View map »


Sponsor: Harmony Way
Telephone: 413-636-2475
Contact Name: Rev. Michelle Caron, RMT, CYT, ZIN
Website »

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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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Reiki I Certification or re-attunement to Reiki I included. Looking for ways to clear, balance, connect, and restore your energy? Join us for this day-long retreat where we engage the tools...

Cost: $140 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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Visit the Spiritual JuJu Community at The Village Psychic Fair. All things Metaphysical: vendors, readings, healing. www.TheVillagePsychics.com www.spiritualjuju.com

Where:
The Yard Restaurant
1211 S Mammoth Road
Manchester, NH
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Sponsor: Spiritual JuJu Community
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Still feeling held back by a traumatic event of the past? Despite your Reiki abilities, do you sometimes feel stuck or held back by old limiting thoughts and patterns from a...

Cost: $90

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
Website »

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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
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All are welcome! No prior experience or class attendance is necessary. In this class we will discuss angel communication, spirit teacher/guide communication and mediumship communication. We will...

Cost: $35

Where:
Dragonfly Wellness Center
176 Jackson Road
Devens, MA  01434
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Telephone: 978-877-8651
Contact Name: Pamela Dussault Runtagh
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Make teas, syrups, shrubs and sprinkles. $40 drop in. $30 each with a friend and $60 off to sign up for the series. Please email rjrcnm@gmail.com if interested.  Hillside Herbals offers...

Cost: $40 drop in. $30 each with a friend and $60 off to sign up for the series.

Where:
Opening Lotus Yoga
456 Main Street
Holden, MA  01520
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Sponsor: Hillside Herbals
Telephone: 508-847-8615
Contact Name: Rachel Ross
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*As seen in New York Magazine's “The Cut,” Ynet News, Timeout New York, Metro, and others. https://tantrany.com/tantra-speed-date/?region=bos&aff=spiritofchange Tired of...

Cost: $35 - $60

Where:
Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA  02143
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Sponsor: The Tantra Institute
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