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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.

Spirit Bear Hypnosis Session

Begin by settling into a comfortable space where you can relax, shifting around until your body is totally sculpted into the couch, muscles softening with every breath you take.
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Daily Astrology

January 18, 2019

Today has several incarnations. The morning hours see high-spirited, joyful moods dominate. The vivacious Gemini Moon is complimented by Venus’ trine to Mars. Social life is pure fun. Mercury’s mid-afternoon conjunction with Pluto can have dark overtones…
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January 2019

Learn Reiki to awaken your healing hands to care for yourself, your loved ones and pets. Facilitated by Lou Orsan, Reiki Shihan (Master-Teacher) This one-day class covers the basic...

Cost: $150

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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This class meets 4 times: January 13th, February 24th, March 24th, April 7th The Eclectic Institute of Aromatherapy and Herbal Studies offers a comprehensive hands-on training in the art and...

Cost: $625 plus a material fee of $50

Where:
Misty Meadows Herbst Center
183 Wednesday Hill Rd
Lee, NH  03861
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Sponsor: Misty Meadow Herbal Center
Telephone: 603-659-7211
Contact Name: Wendy Snow Fogg
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With Amy Bernier In this empowering workshop we will explore the innate intelligence of our gut, “the second brain”. We will use yoga postures and breath work to refine our digestive...

Cost: $40

Where:
State of Grace Yoga and Wellness Center
104 East. Hartford Ave.
Uxbridge, MA  01569
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Instructor:  Peyton Pugmire Adult level Come together in a warm and uplifting space to get creative, connect, and breathe! At each meeting, we will have fun making a meaningful craft...

Cost: $45

Where:
Creative Spirit
80 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA  01945
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Sponsor: Creative Spirit
Telephone: 781-797-0389
Contact Name: Peyton Pugmire
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One of the most mysterious and magickal of the archangels, Uriel, has a variety of different and conflicting roles in angelic lore. In The Book of Enoch he is one of humanity’s advocates...

Cost: $45

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street
Suite 1-A
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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World famous seminars (www.understandingofmusic.com) turns beginners into musicians, revitalizes and inspires even pro musicians.

Where:
Boston, MA


Telephone: (781) 599-1476
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With Sherri Snyder-Roche. This yoga workshop will explore self-compassion, self-love and pushing through discomfort to help your recovery process. Recovery from divorce, eating disorders,...

Cost: $95 for 6 weeks or $17 drop in

Where:
State of Grace Yoga and Wellness Center
104 E. Hartford Avenue, Unit A
Uxbridge, MA  01569
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Holistic Problem-Solving with Dr. HermanSJr. Tired of missing opportunities that could further your life, your education, even your work? Tired of missing threats that continue to hold back your...

Cost: $100

Where:
Caffe Nero
368 Congress Street
Boston, MA  02210
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Telephone: 321.30.PSYCH(7792)
Contact Name: Soni
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Deepen Your Practice DYP-30 Hour Yoga Alliance Course January–May 2019 5 Saturdays, 10am–4pm 1/19, 2/2, 3/30, 4/27, 5/18 Looking to deepen your practice but a 200 Hour training...

Cost: $599

Where:
KJ Fitness
Tewksbury, MA


Sponsor: Relax and Recharge With Chuck
Contact Name: Chuck
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January 19–20 With Patty Collinsworth Weekend class hours: Saturday, 10–5pm and Sunday, 10–5pm Learn how to open the Akashic Records for yourself and others in this...

Cost: $170

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street
Suite 1-A
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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The Eclectic Institute of Aromatherapy and Herbal Studies offers a comprehensive hands-on training in the art and science of Aromatherapy. This course covers the...

Cost: $550

Where:
The Soul Purpose
1225 Gar Highway
Swansea, MA  02777
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Sponsor: The Soul Purpose
Telephone: 774-264-1329
Contact Name: Jessica Kozak
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Join nationally known psychic medium/spiritual counselor, Diana Harris, for a mediumship gallery. Diana is a bridge – a conduit between heaven and Earth. Ms. Harris will answer your questions...

Cost: $70

Where:
private office
North Andover, MA  01845


Sponsor: Diana Harris
Telephone: 978-973-6637
Contact Name: Diana Harris
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Holistic Problem-Solving with Dr. HermanSJr. Tired of missing opportunities that could further your life, your education, even your work? Tired of missing threats that continue to hold back your...

Cost: $100

Where:
Caffe Nero
368 Congress Street
Boston, MA  02210
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Telephone: 321.30.PSYCH(7792)
Contact Name: Soni
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