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Can’t Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions - Try Being Kind To Yourself

Why is it so hard to stick to resolutions that require us to make effective or lasting changes?

The Power Of Place

In Medfield, a small suburban town 45 minutes from Boston, you spot the Harmony Farm sign hanging from a tree and know you have arrived.

Your Rhythm Of Breathing Controls Emotional Judgement And Fear

Air is necessary for life and it aids in healing, but proper breathing can do so much more.

Stress, Depression And Anxiety Are All Alleviated By Probiotics

According to a new systematic review and meta-analysis, probiotics have several advantageous effects on mental health by lessening the psychological symptoms of perceived stress, depression and anxiety.

This One Thing Helps People Live Longer Than Anything Else

What helps people live longer than anything else? What about having an optimistic outlook on life -- a general expectation that good things will happen?

Worrying About Your Health Can Make You Sick

Worrying about your health can be a self-fulfilling prophesy, researchers warn, raising your risk of heart disease and death.

How To Break Out Of An Energy Rut

Sometimes we blame our family, friends, environment and work for not making us happy, but the question you must ask yourself is, “Are you living a life that makes you feel happy and authentic?”

Compassionate Holidays

In light of the recent political shift, many of us are in a state of mourning, and worry. To stay emotionally and spiritually strong, we may have to take off our warrior armor and step back to see the bigger picture…

How To Support Your Community In 2017

The New Year is almost here, which means it’s time to start thinking about your resolutions. While those around you might be focused on self-improvement, with goals such as quitting smoking and losing weight, you should strongly consider resolving to do good for everyone ― including yourself ― by uniting your community.

We Were Made For These Times!

What follows is an extraordinary call of the heart by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. Not only is it worth reading, it's worth reading aloud -- so you hear it and feel it as well as see it.

Five Science-Backed Strategies To Build Resilience

Even for the relatively self-aware and emotionally adept, struggles can take us by surprise. But learning healthy ways to move through adversity can help us cope better and recover more quickly, or at least start heading in that direction.

The Highest Gratitude Comes From Buying Experiences Rather Than Things

New research shows that we feel more gratitude for what we've done than for what we have -- and more importantly, that kind of gratitude results in more generous behavior toward others.

When Does Our Consciousness Transform From Being Purely Intuitive To Linear Thought?

Rather than looking at consciousness as belonging to a child or an adult, let us look at the idea of consciousness being both an energy and at the same time a state of being.

Is Social Media Turning People Into Narcissists?

The explosion of social media has led to many cultural, social, and economic changes.

Don't Find Hillary Clinton ‘Likable’? Here's Why

Gallons of digital ink have been spilled trying to figure out why Clinton struggles so much with likability. But perhaps the problem isn’t with her at all. Maybe it’s with us.

Why Bruce Springsteen’s Depression Revelation Matters

E Street lead guitarist Steve Van Zandt once said Bruce Springsteen never took drugs because he was afraid he might reprise his father’s depression. It turns out that Springsteen was suffering from mental illness all along.

If You Want To Publish A Truly Subversive Novel, Have A Main Character Who’s Fat

“Eleanor & Park” is a romance novel about two misfits who become friends, fall in love and endure the cruelties of the world: abusive parents, poverty and bullying.

This Love Hormone Enhances Spirituality

Oxytocin is a neurotransmitter that acts on the limbic system, the brain's emotional centre, promoting feelings of contentment, reducing anxiety and stress. It has been dubbed the “love hormone” for its role promoting social bonding, altruism and more.

Here’s How To Raise A Child To Be Sympathetic

Parents and teachers might often wonder how to teach children caring toward others – more so when the world feels full of disagreement, conflict, and aggression.

Astrological Forecast For Fall/Winter 2016

As a young student hungry for truth and spiritual knowledge, I learned about the connection between the natural elements and life. Fire corresponds to the animating life force, earth to the physical body, air to the mental processes and water to emotions.

Discover Your Soul’s Life Purpose

Being on a transformational path is empowering. Whether you meditate, study with a teacher, or are involved in a personal growth process, you transcend old patterns and get to know yourself as more than who you thought you were.

Expanding Sufi Mysteries Of Breath

Take a breath. Feel the air passing through your nose, the chest rises and falls, the belly relaxes. What are you thinking while breathing? Maybe you aren’t thinking, because when you focus on the breath, the body and the mind calms.

We’re All Family Here

Vibrational catalyst Panache Desai has helped thousands of people around the world to access soul connection, inner peace, and oneness.

The Resiliency Quotient

“Life is not for chickens” one of my friends said to me, shaking his head, as he listened to the litany of my recent 18 months. “You are the most resilient person I have ever known.” These words gave me a moment to pause and reflect.

Power Up: Be In Charge Of Your Life And Health

We have been led to believe that others are responsible and that they know better. We have been taken off the job as the one who knows what is best for us.

Fall/Winter 2016 Book Reviews

Like our founding fathers, Steven Dinan has high ideals for America. Fortunately, his perfect union also includes all races, genders, religions, fellow global inhabitants and planet Earth.

10 Powerful Affirmations That Can Change Your Life

If you believe that you are what you feel, then life truly stems from your thoughts and emotions. Affirmations or the process of repeating positive words can boost your spirit to new levels.

9 Reasons You Need To Be Giving And Receiving Hugs Everyday

Hugging helps the immune system, cures depression, reduces stress and induces sleep. It's invigorating, rejuvenating and has no unpleasant side effects.

To Thrive, We Must Be In Touch With Each Other

When we live connected to a community, we are more likely to become champions for one another, not just for ourselves.

17 Top Tips For Decluttering

Decluttering can lead to less stress and more focus on what really matters. It can also help connect you with others if you share, exchange or gift your extra stuff.
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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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