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Good News Headlines 12/26/17

The MacArthur Foundation has awarded Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee a five-year, $100 million grant to educate displaced children in the Middle East, specifically those affected by conflict and persecution.

Emerging Alzheimer’s Studies Stun Experts With Potential Cause And Cure

A number of experts and researchers are stunned to learn the potential cause and cure for our burgeoning cancer and Alzheimer’s epidemics.

To Solve Climate Change, We Need To Recognize Our Unity With All Of Nature

Rather than seeing ourselves as part of the Earth and intrinsically connected to her seasons, cycles and rhythms, our “I am separate” mindset causes us to behave toward the natural world as if we are not connected to it.

The Microbiome In Your Body Thrives With Regular Physical Contact

Hugging helps the immune system, cures depression, reduces stress and induces sleep. Gut bacteria also appears to thrive with regular physical contact, suggests new data that shows ‘huddling’ actions lead to a synchronised microbiome.

The Tea Industry: A Model For A Sustainable Future

First discovered 5,000 years ago in China, tea is the most consumed beverage in the world, besides water, and more than half of Americans drink tea on a daily basis.

Illegal Organic Certification Of Hydroponics Continues

Can conventional, GMO, glyphosate-sprayed soybeans be certified USDA Organic? Of course not.

Solstice

Wishing you love, light, peace, joy and health from our home to yours.

President Trump’s National Monument Rollback Is Illegal And Likely To Be Reversed In Court

On Dec. 4, President Trump traveled to Utah to sign proclamations downsizing Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by nearly 50 percent.

Amid Travel Ban, Refugee Women Cope With Trauma And Stress Through Drum Circles

How music is helping women from war-torn countries express grief and loss.

Good News Headlines 12/19/17

World Bank announces in Paris it ‘will no longer finance upstream oil and gas’ after 2019 in response to threat posed by climate change.

CVS Merger With Aetna: Health Care Cure Or Curse?

Should American consumers be happy or concerned about the proposed merger? As a professor of health law and bioethics, I see compelling arguments on both sides.

Community Food Sharing: The Ultimate Guide To Hosting ‘Stone Soup’ Event

The story goes like this: A group of weary, hungry travelers come to a village and ask for some food. They are turned away, so they declare that they’re going to make a “stone soup” and place a pot in the middle of the village with some water in it and a stone.

How Much Do You Really Know About Vaccine Safety?

The official refrain repeated by most mainstream media is that vaccines have been thoroughly researched and “hundreds” of studies have proven they’re safe. Unfortunately, this simply isn’t true.

Power Of Inner Silence

Just as we can appreciate special moments of winter’s silence, are we also able to create inner silence?

Check Out This Seed Library In Boston And Learn How To Start Your Own

Around the globe, seed lending libraries have been sprouting up in public libraries. The seed libraries function very much like regular libraries, except instead of books, you check out seeds and bring them back once you've harvested them.

Utilizing Indigenous Thought To Cope In The Age Of Trump

As we move forward in the era of Trump, facing vast structural problems, let us remember that Nature is and always will be the ultimate teacher if we heed it accordingly.

For Baby’s Brain To Benefit, Read The Right Books At The Right Time

Shared book reading with young children is good for language and cognitive development, increasing vocabulary and pre-reading skills and honing conceptual development.

Does Marijuana Affect Your Sleep?

If you speak to someone who has suffered from insomnia at all as an adult, chances are good that person has either tried using marijuana, or cannabis, for sleep or has thought about it.

Good News Headlines 12/12/17

Under the Sumner Street overpass in East Boston, a crowd of people gathered in the crisp December air Friday morning for the unveiling of a new mural…

When Buying Nothing Gives You More Of Everything

A way to get and give free stuff with your neighbors that is time-consuming, inconvenient—and wonderful.

Living And Aging Well With HIV: New Strategies And New Research

A generation ago, a list of tips for aging well with AIDS would have seemed a cruel joke. Today, however, with World AIDS Day being commemorated for the 30th year, many people with HIV are living as long as the general population.

Why Glitter Must Be Banned

Glitter may be fun for a party, but it's a nightmare for human and animal health.

Not The Amount, But Where Your Fat Is Stored Critical For Heart Attack, Stroke and Diabetes Risk

During the past 20 years researchers have learned that people with apple-shaped bodies (fattest in the abdomen) have a greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke than those with pear shapes (fattest in the hips, buttocks, and thighs).

Who Are The Baha'is And Why Are They So Persecuted?

There are more than 100,000 local Baha'i communities in places as diverse as Chile, Cambodia and the United States. On the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha'u'llah, the founder of the Baha'i faith, the question remains: What is the reason for their persecution?

8 Safe And Easy Ways To Replace Eggs When You’re Intolerant

While it may be hard to believe, there is a way to enjoy “eggs,” and recipes that call for them, with some genius stand-in egg replacements.

12 Healing Houseplants

12 therapeutic houseplants that can boost your physical health, emotional well-being—and even your brain power.

Good News Headlines 12/5/17

Coral bred in one part of the Great Barrier Reef was successfully transplanted into another area, Australian scientists said Sunday, in a project they hope could restore damaged ecosystems around the world.

Researchers Discover Effective Natural Anticavity Herb

As a natural traditional Chinese medicine, Galla chinensis has been widely used since ancient times for its astringency, stypticity, detoxification, and antibacterial activity. In a new finding, researchers in China report that active ingredients in the herb could one day lead to natural anti-cavity products.

Top Five Regrets Of The Dying

At the end of your life, you’ll realize you don’t care about what other people think of you nearly as much as you believe today, and — if you’re like most — you’ll come to the realization that happiness is in fact an ever-present choice.

Unsafe Product Fact Sheet

When it comes to product safety, most people rely on companies and the government to do the “right” thing.
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June 24, 2018

Attending Sunday services, a family get together or meet up with like-minded friends can brighten the morning hours. Taking a drive is another good option. By late morning the waxing Scorpio Moon is void of course. Life slows, which is just fine for…
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June 2018

The largest event of its kind in Western Mass. Bringing together practitioners, providers, merchandisers, all metaphysical, spiritual, holistic and new age offerings. Readers, healing modalities,...

Cost: $5

Where:
Storrowton Carriage House and grounds
1305 Memorial Dr.
West Springfield, MA  01089
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Telephone: 413-732-9700
Contact Name: Dianna Robinson

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Do you desire more connection and intimacy? This experiential workshop is the missing link to consensual dating and conscious relationships. Whether you are single or come with your partner, you...

Cost: $147/person

Where:
Watertown Center for Healing Arts
22 Mount Auburn Street
Watertown, MA  02472
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Sponsor: Conscious Intimacy
Contact Name: Brynn Bishop
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Strawberry Moon - Healing herbs for women's health Part II Herbs for common imbalances. Please email rjrcnm@gmail.com if interested. Attendees will receive address upon enrollment. ...

Cost: Drop in Fee $10 includes all materials and handouts.

Where:
Jefferson, MA


Sponsor: Hillside Herbals
Telephone: 508-847-8615
Contact Name: Rachel Ross
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What better way to end a busy day than with a little bliss. We'll support your body right where it is today and help you to open your spine to find more movement and flexibility. Begin and end...

Cost: $18

Where:
Body Love Wellness Center
484 Bedford St
East Bridgewater, MA  02333
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Sponsor: Bliss Through Yoga
Telephone: 508-331-3564
Contact Name: Janice
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June 28 - July 1, 2018 Flying Phoenix Qigong II is an intensive workshop-retreat that teaches Flying Phoenix Heavenly Healing Chi (Fei Feng San Gung), a rare and...

Cost: Please see our website

Where:
Eastover Estate & Retreat Center
430 East St.
Lenox, MA  01240
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Telephone: 866-264-5139
Contact Name: Yingxing Wang
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Material medica, proper usage and preparation for medicinal purposes. An exploration of pain pathways and how to interrupt them.

Where:
Boston School of Herbal Studies
Arlington, MA


Telephone: 781-646-6319
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June 30 - July 5, 2018 Plant Spirit Medicine as Spiritual Exploration and Discovery This course is for those who wish to explore the natural world and discover themselves. You may be a...

Where:
Margaretville, NY


Telephone: 845-586-3225
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