Edit ModuleShow Tags

Mind & Body

Lending A Helping Paw: Dogs Will Aid Their Crying Human

From Lassie to Balto, pop culture loves stories of a dog coming to a person’s rescue.

A Riot Of Perfume

In the shrines of Sufi saints across India and Pakistan, the passion and fervor of Sufi poetry is brought to life by Qawwals — singers and musicians whose voices give body and life to a deep longing for union with the Beloved.

Overcoming

There are so many challenges we human beings have to face and resolve in order to have a life of dignity, purpose, fulfillment, and happiness.

Moving On And Letting Go Of Everything Past

Last fall, the house where my partner Anne and I lived in Massachusetts went up for sale. We knew immediately that that For Sale sign was also a sign from God: Time to move on!

To Improve Digital Well-Being, Put Your Phone Down And Talk To People

Android and iOS users alike will soon be able to guard their sleep against digital temptations, easily activate “Do Not Disturb” mode when needed, and get prompted to stop when they have used their favorite apps beyond a personally chosen time limit.

The Spirit Of Findhorn

Anyone with the slightest sensitivity, if they choose to sit in silence and to open their psychic awareness, immediately feels and senses this presence that permeates and over-lights everything at Findhorn.

Why Mister Rogers’ Message Of Love And Kindness Is Good For Your Health

In preaching love, Rogers wasn’t just attending to the moral character of his youthful audience. He believed that he was also promoting their health.

Why Long-Term Separation From Parents Harms Kids

As a society, we often wax eloquent about how important it is to nurture, support and protect our children. The sad reality, however, is that all too often major, life-changing decisions are made without any consideration of their potential lifelong and devastating impact on kids.

A Father’s Day Reminder From Science: Your Kids Aren’t Really Growing Up Quickly

I am one of those men for whom it is impossible to find Father’s Day gifts. With sympathy for my family, the truth is that my favorite Father’s Day gift this year has been the gift of time.

Exercise Treats Addiction By Altering Brain’s Dopamine System

New research by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on addictions has identified a key mechanism in how exercise can help impact the brain in ways that may support treatment -- and even prevention strategies -- for addiction.

In Praise Of Doing Nothing

In the 1950s, scholars worried that, thanks to technological innovations, Americans wouldn’t know what to do with all of their leisure time.

The Fiery Furnace

In each of us there is a fiery furnace. It is the place of transformation, the heart. The element of transformation is Fire.

Forgetting Things More As You Get Older?

Yale University researchers can’t tell you where you left your car keys -- but they can tell you why you can’t find them.

The Flow Of Give And Take

Every once in a while, my husband and I search for things we can get rid of, and devise a better way to organize our environment. Some “stuff” is easy to recycle or give away. Other "good things" are harder to let go of…

Poo And Nirvana

Please don’t be shocked by this question: What is the connection between poo and nirvana?

Overeating? It May Be A Brain Glitch

With springtime comes the desire to shed those few extra pounds, in preparation to don swimsuits and head to the pool. This year, new obesity research is making it easier to find a pathway that is right for us.

Self-Compassion, Self-Care

What is compassion to you? Is it the simple practice of opening your heart? Of appreciation and gratitude?

Bhakti — The Path Of Love

The five branches of Yoga seek to decrease the control of the ego so that we can connect with something greater than ourselves and be guided by a virtuous intention.

How To Say Goodbye When Someone You Love Is Dying

Say what you feel. Connect with other loved ones. Accept the past. Most important, move forward.

How To Quit Smoking

Smokers are generally advised to quit smoking in order to improve health and prevent chronic disease. But the nicotine addiction can be one of the hardest to break.

Schools Shouldn’t Wait For Red Flags To Address Student Mental Health Needs

One out of every 4 or 5. That’s how many students will display a significant mental health problem over the course of their lifetime.

Three Keys To Happiness At Work

A new book suggests that our jobs can be improved if we focus on seeking purpose, hope, and positive relationships at work.

Could Toxic Food And Medications Be Contributing To School Shootings?

Studies show that many serial killers and criminals have one thing in common: they live on junk food.

It’s A Turbulent World. Stop Stressing And Adapt.

The American people have been roughed up over the last decade. A sense of vulnerability and danger tinges their view of public affairs.

What Might Explain The Unhappiness Epidemic?

We’d all like to be a little happier. The problem is that much of what determines happiness is outside of our control.

Astrological Forecast For Spring/Summer 2018

In the natural world, rebirth and realignment are under way. Important shifts in planetary emphasis continue as we head into spring.

Busy Is The New Addiction — Hurry Up And Relax!

Slowing down gives us more time to breathe as we’re learning how to cope with discomfort and release our addiction to being busy. It gives time to just be, to connect, in the stillness and peace of silence.

The Qigong Experience

An interview with YingXing Wang by Spirit of Change publisher Carol Bedrosian

Calm Mind Meditation

I am often asked why I mediate and my answer has remained the same since I began in the 1970’s. I meditate because it works to calm my mind.

Stubborn Wishes For Ruby Slippers

If you have a stubborn goal it could be time for a radical change.
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags

Daily Astrology

August 15, 2018

The waxing Libra Moon tangles with Pluto this morning. Direct confrontations are pointless. Stubborn sorts will only dig their heels in deeper. Put your intelligence to use. Carefully study your current situation and companions…
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Alternative Health Directory

Browse all listings »

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Calendar

August 2018

A fantastic shopping and educational experience for the whole family! Vendors come from New England, across the US, and many foreign countries to exhibit minerals, fossils, gemstones, jewelry,...

Cost: $8 adults, under 13 free

Where:
Eastern States Exposition
1305 Memorial Ave.
West Springfield, MA  01089
View map »


Sponsor: LLD Productions, Inc.
Telephone: 505-867-0425
Contact Name: Regina Aumente
Website »

More information

Readings, healings, vendors, presentations.

Cost: Free

Where:
Hilton Garden Inn
85 Glastonbury Blvd.
South Glastonbury, CT  06066
View map »


Website »

More information

During the weekend of August 10-12, 2018 we will gather again at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts for the 44th Annual NOFA SC. This immersive annual gathering is an opportunity to come...

Cost: See website

Where:
Hampshire College
Amherst, MA


Sponsor: Northeast Organic Farming Association
Telephone: 774-262-7986
Contact Name: Marjorie Bailey
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

August 13 - 17, 9am - 1pm Instructor: Peyton Pugmire For student entering grades 6-8 iPhones are amazing, but you know what’s even more amazing? You! During this imaginative week...

Cost: $250

Where:
Creative Spirit
80 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA  01945
View map »


Sponsor: Creative Spirit
Telephone: 781-797-0389
Website »

More information

August 13 - 16 Juan Li has been teaching Daoist energy practices for the last 27 years. He has created a sequence of practices based on the I Ching, adapted to the emotional and mental...

Cost: $950 single retreat; $1650 for both retreats (8/16)

Where:
Angels’ Rest Retreat
63 North County Road
Leyden, MA  01337
View map »


Sponsor: Tao Retreats
Telephone: 212-243-6771
Contact Name: Sharon Smith
Website »

More information

August 13 - 14 This fun and exciting healing workshop guarantees you valuable knowledge and powerful skills to keep you in a higher vibration of energy and flowing with infinite intelligence and...

Where:
Royal Plaza Best Western
Marlborough, MA


Sponsor: Geozuwa
Telephone: 646-606-9935
Website »

More information

August 13 - 21 With NLP training and master healer certification. This course is specifically designed for healers of every modality. For information call (646) 606-9935 or visit...

Where:
Marlboro, MA


Telephone: 646-606-9935
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

August 14 - 24 For millennia people have entered the wilderness to encounter Spirit and seek their direction, purpose, or medicine. If you are seeking guidance and renewal, or you’re...

Cost: $1295

Where:
Somerset Lake
P.O. Box 48
Putney, VT  05346
View map »


Sponsor: Circles of Air and Stone
Telephone: 802-387-6624
Contact Name: Sparrow Hart
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Sponsor: Bliss Through Yoga
Telephone: 508-331-3564
Contact Name: Janice
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Yoga is an ancient behavioral practice that allows for the development and enhancement of mind-body skills and behavioral factors including physical functioning, self-regulation of internal...

Cost: Free

Where:
CIC Cambridge
One Broadway
Charles Conference Room, 14th Floor
Cambridge, MA  02142
View map »


Sponsor: CIC Wellness
Telephone: 617-953-0674
Contact Name: Shakti Rowan
Website »

More information

Barbara Macias will present an information workshop on the benefits of essential oils. A demonstration of the oils will be included. Please RSVP at katboston@comcast.net

Cost: Free

Where:
NBA Business Center
145 Washington Street
Route 53
Norwell, MA  02061
View map »


Sponsor: Mind Balance Hypnosis
Telephone: 339-788-1193
Contact Name: Kathryn Caruso

More information

Relax and restore this summer with free outdoor yoga classes on historic Rogers Field! We’re packing the lawn with yogis of all levels for yoga led by experienced practitioners from Dragonfly...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rogers Field
Devens, MA


Sponsor: Dragonfly Wellness Center
Telephone: 978-487-7181
Contact Name: Anne Ferguson
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

August 16 - 19 Magnetic-harmonic vibrational therapist, Jay Emmanuel, A.K., N.S.,V.M. shares powerful energy techniques that use the forces of sounds produced by the human voice in combination...

Cost: Please see our website

Where:
Eastover Estate & Retreat Center
430 East St.
Lenox, MA  01240
View map »


Telephone: 866-264-5139
Contact Name: Yingxing Wang
Website »

More information

August 16 - 19 Juan Li has been teaching Daoist energy practices for the last 27 years. He has created a sequence of practices based on the I Ching, adapted to the emotional and mental...

Cost: $950 single retreat; $1650 for both retreats (8/13)

Where:
Angels’ Rest Retreat
63 North County Road
Leyden, MA  01337
View map »


Sponsor: Tao Retreats
Telephone: 212-243-6771
Contact Name: Sharon Smith
Website »

More information

Daily practice for peace, healing, Christ mindedness, meditation, awakening.

Where:
Milton, MA


Telephone: 617-696-5685
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

With June Edward, “The Massachusette Medium” This is a mediumship gallery with June Edward, the “Massachusetts Medium!” Have you ever wanted to talk to someone on the...

Cost: $55 on Eventbrite, $60 at door

Where:
Plymouth Lodge AF & AM
116 S Meadow Rd
Plymouth, MA  02360
View map »


Sponsor: June Edward “The Massachusetts Medium”
Telephone: 508-259-1231
Contact Name: June Edward
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Guide: Peyton Pugmire Ages 16+ Like meditating with a paintbrush! Escape your stress and routine and re-connect with yourself, your heart and soul - one brushstroke at a time. This fun...

Cost: $85 (includes cost of all supplies)

Where:
Creative Spirit
80 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA  01945
View map »


Telephone: 781-797-0389
Contact Name: Peyton Pugmire
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags