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What We Can Learn From An Indonesian Ethnicity That Recognizes Five Genders

What if gender were viewed the same way sex researcher Alfred Kinsey famously depicted sexuality – as something along a sliding scale? In fact, there’s an ethnic group in South Sulawesi, Indonesia – the Bugis – that views gender this way.

Making Any Kind Of Art At Any Skill Level Reduces Stress Hormones

Whether you're Van Gogh or a stick-figure sketcher, a new Drexel University study found that making art can significantly reduce stress-related hormones in your body.

Aid To Dying: What Jainism – One Of India’s Oldest Religions – Teaches Us

On June 9, a law allowing patients with terminal illnesses to end their lives with help from a physician came into effect in California, opening conversations about whether human life should be prolonged against the desire to die peacefully and with dignity.

Finding Solitude In An Era Of Perpetual Contact

Being alone has many benefits. It grants freedom in thought and action. It boosts creativity. It offers a terrain for the imagination to roam. Solitude also enriches our connections with others by providing perspective, which enhances intimacy and fosters empathy.

Why Bullying Needs More Efforts To Stop It

As awareness spreads that bullying is not just a childhood rite of passage but a significant public health issue, the demand for action has increased.

Your Name Reveals Who You Truly Are

Do we make up our minds about others because of first impressions or does it go deeper than that? Are we subconsciously picking up something held in a person’s name, which is not recognized consciously, such that we have an immediate impression of who the person is?

The Pause

Life can occasionally hand you a time-out whether you asked for it or not. It could take the form of a health challenge, a job loss, a missed connection, or a misunderstanding. You are zooming along nonstop when suddenly an impenetrable wall appears right in front of you.

A Love Story

The first outing of these little ones was last week, although I saw that some of the cygnets had already hatched, very far away from the edge, where I couldn't go, and wouldn't, probably, even if I could.

15 Effective Foods For Mood And Happiness

There are many foods that may be hurting your mood, making you sick, and even pushing you toward depression! On the flip side there are many foods that promote your health, give you energy, turbocharge your memory and focus, and improve your mood.

Kindergartners Get Little Time To Play. Why Does It Matter?

Being a kindergartner today is very different from being a kindergartner 20 years ago. In fact it is more like first grade.

3 States Of Mind To Embrace The Coming Energy

There is a barrier of wisdom that is being shattered by those who are choosing light over darkness and love over hatred. Right now there exists a potential for this planet that has never been felt or witnessed at any time in history, and it is mostly due to those who are surfing the new wave of consciousness and showing others how to do the same.

Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes A Disorder

Healthy eating can lead to major improvements in health and well-being. However, for some people, the focus on healthy eating can become obsessive and morph into an eating disorder known as orthorexia.

10 Human Behaviors That Stress Dogs Out

Your dog can become stressed for a variety of reasons. But what many people don't realize is the extent to which we, as pet guardians, can create stress in our dog.

Is There Really A Secret To Inner Peace?

Everyone has his or her definition of what inner peace is. You may describe it as feeling physically, emotionally and spiritually at peace with yourself.

Now In Its 20th Year, Expressive Arts Institute At Salve Regina Accepting Applications For Its Foundation Course

The expressive and creative arts are being widely used worldwide in a variety of human service arenas, including as complementary treatment programs for patients recovering from cancer, heart disease and many other chronic and life-threatening illnesses.

Online Musings: A Belief in Spooky Healing

Einstein called it “spooky action at a distance.” Last year quantum scientists were finally able to prove with certainty that subatomic particles — the stuff of which the entire universe, including you and I, are made — can affect each other at a distance.

The 9 Personalities Which Are Changing The World

Nine distinct personality types make humanity very special, not only in their interactions with each other, but within themselves.

Massachusetts Clinic Treats Refugees With Mindfulness and Medicine From Home

After doctors realized their exam room reminded traumatized patients of torture chambers, they invited Buddhist monks and Cambodian healers to bring age-old therapies to the clinic.

5 Ways Happiness Affects Your Cellular Structure

There is an irrefutable argument in favor of happiness: Happiness and good health go hand-in-hand and scientific studies have been finding that happiness can make our hearts healthier, our immune systems stronger, and our lives longer through enhancements of our cellular structure.

Letting Kids Stand More In The Classroom Could Help Them Learn

Study after study has connected inactivity with negative health outcomes, including heart disease, diabetes and hypertension. But most of this attention has been focused on adults in an office environment, and the negative impact of sitting on physical health.

Those Post-Binge-Watching Blues? They Might Be Real

Many report feeling sad or anxious once a TV binge-watching session has concluded.

Why Boys Need To Have Conversations About Emotional Intimacy In Classrooms

What does it say when a teacher who encourages students to discuss nonsexual ways to express love causes controversy?

How Might My Higher Self View This Election?

If the election has you up in arms it could be because you don’t know how to integrate the relationship between the macrocosm and your microcosm. You might be looking at our political candidates from the perspective of what they will do or not do for us, and there is that, but there is also that they reflect who we are, both light and dark.

Symptoms of Dimensional Shifting: Phase One Is Complete!

How many times have you thought about doing something, turn around and your intent vanished into thin air? You can't remember what you were about to do. The simple fact is that in the act of turning around, you shifted the reality you were in.

The Gift of the Empath

To a certain degree, we are all empathic; it’s programmed into our DNA. As hunter/gatherers, we needed to know when wild animals were about, follow the changes in weather patterns, or where to find our next meal.

Slow Down

Cultivating a slower inner speed is essential to being present and not missing your own life. When you slow down, there is the space to give, receive, connect and enjoy a satisfying life.

Astrological Forecast for Spring/Summer 2016

Mother Earth knows only too well the truth contained in the sage's words. When spring comes and it's time to wake up her Earth, she's all in, and not giving a moment's thought to the passing winter.

Spring/Summer 2016 Book Reviews

Trying to avoid GMO's, animal testing and reduce the amount of synthetic ingredients in your life? Leave the harsh ingredient filled commercial soaps on the shelf and try making your own!

How Kissing Empowers Women

The rise of sexual-romantic kissing throughout history has defied cultural norms and put women in charge of romance.

Art As A Spiritual Practice

I am an artist and yoga teacher. My yoga practice keeps my interior world polished, so, as the Upanishads say, as to be ready for lightening when it strikes.
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January 23, 2018

A series of testing lunar aspects gives pause. Be open to changing your mind, revisiting and adjusting plans. The Aries Moon is at odds with Mercury and Pluto. A proverbial “sure thing” could suddenly become a liability. While tenacity is admirable in…
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January 2018

Note: Tickets must be purchased here: http://bit.ly/2j2U7C4 Do you desire more emotional and physical connection? Does fear of being rejected or looking foolish hold you back from initiating...

Cost: $127/person; $247/couple

Where:
Watertown Center for Healing Arts
22 Mount Auburn St
Watertown, MA  02472
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Sponsor: Conscious Intimacy
Contact Name: Brynn Bishop
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A 3-week Course Taught by Melissa Fountain, CSYT Sundays: 10:30am–12:15pm January 21, 28 and Feb 11 Meditation is a sacred gift you give yourself, and brings new vitality and focus...

Cost: Early Bird Pricing (until Jan 20): $140 for all 3 sessions ($155 after Jan 20)

Where:
Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
40 Lyman Street, Suite 108B
Westborough Shopping Center
Westborough, MA  01581
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Sponsor: www.SOHUM.org
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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Are you curious about yoga but don't know where to begin? The Intro to Yoga Series is a great place to start your practice. This series will provide a safe, non-competitive and welcoming...

Cost: $90 for series

Where:
YogaLife Institute
6 Chestnut St, Suite A
Exeter, NH  03833
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Telephone: 603-969-8968
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Qigong and tai chi are 2500+ year old healing arts originating in China. These moving meditations offer unique health benefits that western medicine is...

Cost: $11-$15 per class

Where:
Chelmsford Wellness Center
3 Littleton Road, 2nd Floor
Westford, MA  01886
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Sponsor: Cultivating Qi
Telephone: 978-856-8118
Contact Name: Dave Crocker
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January 8 - February 12, 2018 Intuition + Energy Medicine + Energy Psychology = The REAP Healing Method This 6 week certification training course provides you with the understanding and the...

Cost: $695

Where:
Live Online
Comfort of Your Home
, MA
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Sponsor: The REAP Healing Method
Telephone: 978-877-8651
Contact Name: Pamela Dussault
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3 Hour Introduction Diet and exercise play a role in managing your weight, but; that isn’t the whole story.   80% of dieters weigh the same or more within three months of starting...

Cost: $49

Where:
The Center for Resilient Living Clearly Coworking
474 Grove St.
Worcester, MA  01605
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Sponsor: The Center for Resilient Living and Adventure Boot Camp
Telephone: 508-963-4786
Contact Name: Ginny Wholley
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Experience the power of singing gospel music with more than 250 others as part of the Mystic Chorale, led by award-winning director and composer, Jonathan Singleton. Join Mystic as we prepare...

Cost: $105

Where:
First Parish Unitarian
630 Mass Ave.
Arlington , MA
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Sponsor: The Mystic Chorale
Telephone: 781-738-1920
Contact Name: Jai Kaur Annamaria
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Qigong and tai chi are 2500+ year old healing arts originating in China. These moving meditations offer unique health benefits that western medicine is integrating into treatment plans. By...

Cost: $12-$17 per class

Where:
Dragonfly Wellness Ceneter
176 Jackson Road
Devens, MA  01434
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Sponsor: Cultivating Qi
Telephone: 978-856-8118
Contact Name: Dave Crocker
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January 26 - 28, 2017 Journey to the heart, a shamanic sound healing training level 1 Join David Kuhn shamanic sound healer for a transformational weekend. David will share the basics of...

Cost: $222

Where:
Sound
31 Hawleyville Road
Newtown, VT  06479
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Sponsor: David Kuhn
Telephone: 802-579-5771
Contact Name: David Kuhn
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6 Week Series with Sherri Snyder-Roche Start your year with greater awareness. In Kundalini Yoga, we harness the mental, physical, and nervous energies of the body and put them under the...

Cost: $90

Where:
State of Grace Yoga and Wellness Center
104 East Hartford Ave.
Uxbridge, MA  01569
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Telephone: 508-278-2818
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With Rev. Rita Berkowitz Are you ready to become a professional medium and meet the criteria that would be required of you, ethically and practically? Are you ready to work with the public and...

Cost: $600 (Early Bird $550)

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 invited to the 2nd annual Lincoln, MA Holistic Wellness Fair on January 27. We are also seeking holistic practitioners from the locales of Lincoln, MA and surrounding towns, to participate...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bemis Hall
15 Bedford Rd
Lincoln, MA  01773
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Sponsor: Lincoln Recreation
Telephone: 781-738-1920
Contact Name: Jai Kaur Annamaria

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Do you want to learn how to use the plants in your backyard to bring healing nourishment to your life? Is winter finding you hungry for wildflowers and tasty greens? If so, join Jenny Hauf,...

Cost: $15 for Trustees members and $25 for nonmembers

Where:
Francis William Bird Park
Polley Lane
East Walpole, MA  02032
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Sponsor: The Trustees of Reservations
Telephone: 617-750-4329
Contact Name: Maura O’Gara
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Dates: Saturday, January 27 and Saturday, February 3. This two-day class is for those want to go deeper into their personal healing journey with the system of Reiki and who want to strengthen...

Cost: $275

Where:
Bancroft Doggone U
333 Shrewsbury Street
Worcester, MA  01604
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Sponsor: Bancroft Doggone U
Telephone: 508-753-9757
Contact Name: Lisa Ruthig
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