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5 Steps To Advocate For Yourself Or Another With A Chronic Disease

How do you stick to your convictions even in the face of someone saying you cannot do it, a doctor telling you this is not the right course of treatment or fear telling you, you’re doing it all wrong?

The Four Insights: The Way Of The Hero

Own your mythic story, make it all that you want it to be and you will soon find small changes in your life that lead you to a new reality.

9 Tips To Help Manage Anxiety Over Your Child’s Chronic Disease

It’s proven that stress makes illness worse. I did some research and came up with what I think is a pretty good list of tips to help reduce anxiety and ease the worry for parents with kids with chronic illnesses.

Why Kids Need Risk, Fear And Excitement In Play

Concerned parents can often be heard urging safety when children are at play. Recent research suggests this may be over-protective and that kids need more opportunities for risky play outdoors.

What A Wealthy Heir Learned From Mobile Home Residents

Have you ever lived in a mobile home? Not me. Until the age of 24, I had never set foot in one. But two years later, I’d been inside hundreds.

The Kids Are All Right (And These Surprising Statistics Prove It)

Americans under 25 are bringing a new era of tolerance, education, and vastly improved behaviors while older folks are acting worse. That isn’t starry-eyed idealism. It’s hard numbers.

Are You An Emotional Eater? The 7 Types Of Eaters

Whether you’re a diet junkie, a comfort eater or a binger, most people fall under one of these categories. Here’s how to snap out of your problematic patterns and find the right solution that works for you.

How Yoga Is Helping Girls Heal From Trauma

Childhood trauma has a devastating impact on both the mind and the body of children who experience it. But that mind-body connection also offers a path toward healing.

Power To See Things In A New Way

Some research studies show that it takes about 21 days to form a new habit. However, it could just take one second, if we have a deep realization and a strong determination to change.

The Upsides Of Being Open About Chronic Illness At Work

Being open about your health challenges at work, even just a little, can bring up a lot of what-ifs. What if I lose my job? What if people don’t understand and give me unsolicited advice I don’t want to hear? What if my boss and coworkers look down on me or stop giving me meaningful work?

The Understated Affection Of Fathers

Men may not be from Mars, but – compared to women – they do communicate in very different ways.

Summer Road Rage Reduction Check List

Here is a list of things you can do to reduce your chances of being involved in a road rage incident by more than 50%.

A Meditator’s Approach To Understanding Life

A Zen student had noticed a special feeling of peacefulness in their meditation practice and wanted to know what to do with it.

Seeing The Miracles In Disappointment

Sometimes in life – heck, a lot of times in life! – we get frustrated with the way things are going. We have it in our minds that life should be one way, and instead, life looks anything but that vision at our present moment in time.

The Cannabis Frequency

The Cannabis flower is a special one for many reasons. Not only for the relaxed, joyful, euphoric and creative sensations it brings, but for how it specifically expands our consciousness.

7 Brilliant Ways To Work With Citrine

Citrine can burn through clouds of negative energy, thoughts, and emotions like a laser, clearing the way for your soul to shine through.

How An Ancient Singing Tradition Helps People Cope With Trauma In The Modern World

In Finland, lament singing is experiencing a revival, one sad song at a time.

Five Things I Have Learned Since Five Regrets

Courage is the greatest tool for bringing our dreams into reality.

Black Teen Suicide Rate Has Doubled. Here Are 5 Ways To Help

Though mental illness is not a new problem in the Black community, it has gone gravely overlooked.

The Changing Nature Of Sacred Spaces

With architectural historian Alice Friedman and photographer Randall Armor, I located and documented more than 50 hidden sacred spaces in the greater Boston area alone. Tucked around the edges in Boston, these spaces are open to the public.

Develop Chi The Taoist Way

The Inner Smile meditation has been recognized as one of the best exercises for stress management and self-healing, easily inducing a state of deep relaxation.

How To Kick Your Digital Addiction And Learn To Live Again

Because 6 percent of U.S. workers checked their work email when they or their spouse were in labor.

Shutting Off The Stress Response With Meditation

Over time, stress perpetuates fear. And a human being living in a fearful state ends up weakened and ill over time. It’s no good. So what is a human to do?

Why We Are Anxious And What To Do About It

Learning that you might be the major source of your anxiety should offer relief because you have the opportunity to manage yourself. Here are some tips to help you manage your anxiety

Fractal Patterns In Nature And Art Are Aesthetically Pleasing And Stress-Reducing

Researchers are untangling just what makes particular works of art or natural scenes visually appealing and stress-relieving – and one crucial factor is the presence of the repetitive patterns called fractals.

Unique Locations In Europe And America To Nurture Your Mind And Spirit

Check out these favorite locations in the US and Europe to nurture your spirit, open your mind and refresh your soul.

What Is Hot Yoga And How Does It Work?

Today, over 37 million people in the US practice yoga in a wide variety of styles such as Iyengar, Kripalu, Kundalini, Vinyasa, and Bikram yoga, also known as hot yoga.

Self-Esteem Might Boost Our Egos, But Self-Compassion Opens Our Hearts

Unlike self-esteem, the good feelings of self-compassion do not depend on being special and above average, or on meeting ideal goals.

Why Losing A Dog Can Be Harder Than Losing A Relative Or Friend

Those who have loved a dog know the truth: Your own pet is never “just a dog.”

How To Resist From A Place Of Love: Self-Care For The Long Haul

If you want to sustain yourself for the work ahead, here’s some advice: It doesn’t matter whether the other side “deserves” anger.
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April 27, 2018

Today, a cardinal sign T-square is powerful motivation to face challenges head on. The Libra Moon is testing Saturn and Mercury, giving good reasons to first think things through carefully, before speaking or acting. Imagine the needs of others and how…
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April 2018

Usui Holy Fire II Reiki I Prerequisite: a desire to learn Reiki Study includes the history of Reiki, the Reiki principles, the hand positions used to give Reiki to yourself and to others,...

Cost: $175 (pre-registration required)

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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Sunday yoga is back! Hatha Yoga with meditation to get you ready to tackle your spring intentions. Sign up for series or drop in. 

Cost: $75/5 classes; drop in $17.00

Where:
Dragonfly Wellness Center
176 Jackson Rd
Devens, MA
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Sponsor: Dragonfly Wellness Center
Telephone: 978-227-8297
Contact Name: Anita Perry
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Have you done yoga before but feel a little rusty? Haven't been on your mat in a while? Yoga Basics is a great place to begin again. Do you feel you need motivation to jump-start your...

Cost: $60

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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This workshop is part of the At the Heart of the Matter: a series of workshops about all things HEART. How do we connect with our hearts? And what keeps us from staying connected? In this...

Cost: $35

Where:
Newtonville, MA


Telephone: 617-913-0683
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Feel the bliss of opening your spine, while being totally supported and meticulously aligned. Great for sciatica and low back pain! Classes also held Saturday mornings.

Cost: $18 drop in

Where:
Bliss Through Yoga
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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As springtime rolls around, many of us get out our trash bags, buckets, and boxes in order to clean out and tidy up our homes and offices. Physically cleaning our spaces is great and all, but did...

Cost: Free

Where:
WeWork
31 St. James Ave
Boston, MA  02116
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Sponsor: The Kabbalah Center
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Ayurvedic practitioner. Presenting a 28-day program designed to initiate and maximize detoxification and nourishment of your body, mind and soul, inspiring results that can last a lifetime. For...

Where:
Concord, MA


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This workshop is part of the At the Heart of the Matter: a series of workshops about all things HEART. What does it mean to be deeply touched inside? To feel something deeply? To be connected?...

Cost: $35

Where:
Newtonville, MA


Telephone: 617-913-0683
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Join Mediums Laura Wooster and Andrew Dee for an evening of mediumship! In addition to sharing how you also can become more aware of your connection to passed loved ones, Laura and Andrew will...

Cost: $40

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
90 Main Street
Andover, MA  01835
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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YogaLife studio would like to offer this opportunity to slow it down, step back, notice your breath and sit quietly in community. Join us Thursdays from 5:40-6:30 PM. No Yoga...

Cost: Free

Where:
YogaLife Institute
6 Chestnut Street
Suite A
Exeter, MA  03833
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Telephone: 603-969-8968
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Ann Barker will be seeing clients on Friday, April 27th and Saturday, April 28th at Balance Bethlehem. Call to book your appointment today! This non-invasive screening utilizes a thermal...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Balance Bethlehem
2087 Main Street
Bethlehem, NH  03574
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Sponsor: Ann Barker
Telephone: 603-897-9645
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Friday, April 27 - Sunday, April 29, 2018 April Ropes and Ritu Kapur Sohum’s 3rd Annual Retreat will be offered in Beautiful Berkshires, The Spirit Fire Meditative Retreat Center in...

Cost: $385

Where:
Spirit Fire Retreat Center
407 W. Leyden Road
Leyden, MA  01337
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Sponsor: www.SOHUM.org
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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April 27 - 29, 2018 What if there were 5 love languages in the bedroom…and you had a secret decoder ring? Imagine the erotic satisfaction you could unlock…for yourself and for...

Cost: $1097*/couple; Early bird $997* by Feb 14, 2018

Where:
Angel’s Rest Retreat Center
63 North County Road
Leyden, MA  01301
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Sponsor: Conscious Intimacy
Telephone: 415-244-1652
Contact Name: Brynn Bishop
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Ann Barker will be seeing clients on Friday, April 27th and Saturday, April 28th at Balance Bethlehem. Call to book your appointment today! This non-invasive screening utilizes a thermal...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Balance Bethlehem
2087 Main Street
Bethlehem, NH  03574
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Sponsor: Ann Barker
Telephone: 603-897-9645
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India Discovery Center is pleased to announce the next seminar in the “Let us explore the Cultural History of India.” The fourth event entitled “Seminar on the Golden Period,...

Cost: $20

Where:
Bemis Hall
15 Bedford Road
Lincoln, MA  01773
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Sponsor: India Discovery Center
Telephone: 781-259-0029
Contact Name: Bijoy Misra
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World Qigong Taichi Day is celebrated globally, and at Eastover, it is a day of free presentations, demonstrations and mini-classes offered by nationally recognized leaders in Taichi, Qigong,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Eastover Estate & Retreat Center
430 East Street
Lenox, MA  01240
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Sponsor: Eastover Estate & Retreat Center
Telephone: 866-264-5139
Contact Name: Yingxing Wang
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April 28 - 29, 2018 Led by Marconics Teacher Practitioners:  Josh Brotherton and Nadine Muhammad To register:  From US:  Tel: 774-987-9449 Email: yourhealinglight@gmail.com...

Cost: $450

Where:
Suffield Massage Therapy and Wellness Center
230 Mountain Rd
Suffield, CT  06078
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Sponsor: Marconics
Telephone: 774-987-9449
Contact Name: Josh Brotherton
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With award winning author Nancy Smith. Starts April 28th, 7-month certification program about Akashic records. One Saturday a month, 10am - 4pm. womenofwisdominc.com

Cost: $860

Where:
Women of Wisdom
North Easton, MA


Telephone: 508-230-3860
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Be a part of healing history! The last saturday of April each year in hundreds of cities, spanning over 80 nations, people come together…to breath together and provide a healing vision...

Cost: Free

Where:
Elm Park
Russell St
Worcester, MA  01609
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Sponsor: Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy of New England
Telephone: (774) 321-6611
Contact Name: Sifu Gary
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2018 Eclectic-Fest! Our fourth event that is building community, celebrating all spiritual beliefs and practice. Free parking and free admission. Featuring aura photography by the...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Taunton V.F.W.
82 Ingell Street
Taunton, MA  02780


Sponsor: The Enchanted Forest Taunton
Telephone: 774-208-6195
Contact Name: Brother Granite
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