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Spring/Summer 2017 Book Reviews

At first Nhat Hanh was lonely, but his suffering ended when he discovered his true home was not a particular country or a place.

The Inaction Model Of Action

Years ago I was like most people: stressed out, continually late, a full agenda with no place to park. Then, almost by accident, I discovered a basic principle of life that saved me from a nervous or physical breakdown.

Four Easy Ways To Try Out A New You

Ah, March — the finicky fickle month that can’t decide whether to mark the death of winter or herald the birth of spring.

Poetry Page

Hopefest by Richard Baydin and This is it, Sugar by Pamela Bongas McIntyre

We Aren’t So Different—3 Steps To Overcome Hate And Fear

Here’s how to really listen and find compassion.

Music Training Speeds Up Brain Development In Children

Observing a pianist at a recital – converting musical notations into precisely timed finger movements on a piano – can be a powerful emotional experience.

4 Ways To Bring Self-Care Into Your Work

Imagine how much more effective you and your community organization could be if you took care of yourself as you take care of those your group serves.

Does Having Meaning In Your Life Keep You Healthy?

It helps prevent heart attack and stroke, staves off dementia, enables people to sleep better, have better sex and live longer. Oh, and it’s free…

Meditation For Donald Trump

You may want to use this strategy too.

Working Through Grief And Change

All things are impermanent. It is the nature of life. Nothing lasts forever (not even diamonds). Yet we generally have a hard time when things have reached the end of their lives.

Getting Started With Meditation

The challenge that exists for aspiring meditators is in knowing where to start. Answering three simple questions can make the process smooth, allowing you to develop a regular meditation routine and reap the benefits that meditation can bring.

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.
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March 24, 2019

Retrograde Mercury makes the second in a series of three conjunctions with mystical Neptune today. The pairing sparks imaginations as well as idealistic ambitions. Old and new dreams vie for equal attention. The Scorpio Moon lends its support for…
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March 2019

Save $25 by registering for both workshops! You may register for Part 1 only, however, Part 1 is a prerequisite for Part 2. You must have completed Part 1 to participate in Part 2. ...

Cost: $225

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street, Suite 1-A
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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With Julie Rost Meditation is more important now than ever, and yet is seemingly unattainable to so many people. This retreat is intended to motivate you from within, through the actual...

Cost: $175 ($150 when you register by March 1st)

Where:
YogaLife Institute of NH
6 Chestnut Street
Lower Level
Exeter, NH  03833
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Sponsor: YogaLife Institute of NH
Telephone: 603-479-3865
Contact Name: Julie Rost
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With Jerry Marchand at Wisdom of the Ages, Simsbury, CT. Shop rare crystals and join us for live Celtic harp and guided meditation! 

Cost: $15

Where:
Wisdom of the Ages
Simsbury, CT


Telephone: (860) 651-1172
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2nd and 4th Monday of every month This psychic message circle is for anyone wishing to raise their connection using their psychic centers known as the “clairs.” Learn how to use your...

Cost: $20

Where:
Messages From Heaven Healing and Learning Center
646 Central Street
Suite 3
Leominster, MA
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Have you heard of natural birth control and wondered how that can be possible? Or are you trying to or planning to conceive? This session is for you! We’ll talk about the benefits of charting...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Democracy Center
45 Mt. Auburn St
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Sponsor: AC Fertility Awareness
Telephone: 617-899-7624
Contact Name: Anna Churchill

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Discover how you can release tight muscles and improve range of motion in locked joints in a weekly ESSENTRICS stretch classes led by Raindrop Fisher, certified Essentrics instructor. Raindrop is a...

Cost: $10 drop-in / $100 for 12 classes

Where:
Village at Waterman Lake
Function Room - Chalet Bldg
715 Putnam Pike
Greenville, RI  02828
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Sponsor: Healthier Fit Lifestyle
Telephone: 401-678-0950
Contact Name: Raindrop Fisher
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The newest technology taps into our most primal instincts. Learn what is going on in the brain when it reacts both positively and negatively to social media. In this Neurosculpting for Social Media...

Cost: $40

Where:
BrainHckr @ Union Wellness
64 Union Square
Somerville, MA
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Sponsor: BrainHckr
Telephone: 617-821-5560
Contact Name: Katie DiChiara
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Wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres Network with local wellness minded business owners Enjoy the coming of spring For tickets or more info: www.facebook.com/PairedPouredPlated

Where:
Paired, Poured & Plated
290 West Main Street
Northboro, MA
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This 8 week series in Tai Chi will provide you with everything you need to get started in a personal Tai Chi practice. Just for Beginners—there is no expectation, and no pressure in...

Cost: $137 for 8 weeks

Where:
Spiral Path Connections
218 Boston Street
Unit 104
Topsfield, MA  01983
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Sponsor: The Spiral Path
Telephone: 978-314-4264
Contact Name: Johanna Hattendorf
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March 29 - 31 The retreat will discuss whole-body treatments, give you delicious meals, and expose you to yoga postures that are safe and help to build bone density, balance and strength....

Cost: $488

Where:
Angels’ Rest Retreat
63 North County Road
Leyden, MA  01337
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Sponsor: Cindy Brown
Telephone: 978-266-1940
Contact Name: Cindy Brown
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The heart chakra is the bridge between your physical and spiritual being. It represents the opening of feelings, compassion, and the capacity to love. This workshop offers an introduction to the...

Cost: $35

Where:
YogaLife Institute of NH
6 Chestnut Street
Lower Level
Exeter, NH  03833
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Sponsor: YogaLife Institute of NH
Contact Name: Alice Bentley
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With Ross J. Miller, psychic healer, medium, regression therapist. In this unique, experiential workshop you’ll learn how to identify your guardian angels and spirit guides by name and...

Where:
Newton, MA


Telephone: (617) 527-3583
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1 +1 always equals 2. Well in a similar fashion EFT + Law of Attraction always equal effective and positive change.  The Law of attraction simply put is that like begets like. What you put...

Cost: $40

Where:
Northborough, MA  01532


Telephone: 508-523-7132
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Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of connection and communion with Spirit. Patricia Wilber-Zucker will be back with an interactive mediumship platform demonstration. Patricia, who has studied...

Cost: $35

Where:
A Place of Light
374 Main Street
Leicester, MA  01611
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Sponsor: A Place of Light
Telephone: 774-289-7986
Contact Name: Susan Gale
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Be in the moment and instantly feel the joy! Laughter is aptly said to be the best medicine. This is one workshop that you will pat yourself on the back for taking the time out to attend. Whether...

Cost: $25 before 3/27 ($30 after)

Where:
Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 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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March 30–31 Relax, connect and be inspired to become alive with joy! Hosted by Julie McGrath of The Joy Source. Be inspired and motivated at the uplifting workshops designed to help you...

Cost: Single Occupancy = $345 Double Occupancy= $260 per person

Where:
Ashworth by the Sea
Hampton Beach, NH


Sponsor: The Joy Source
Contact Name: Julie McGrath
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With Tommy Priester. Intensive training for intermediate and advanced herbal students. This course includes facial, pulse, tongue, nails and sclera diagnosis and an herbal clinic.

Where:
, MA


Sponsor: Boston School of Herbal Studies
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6 Saturdays 10am–11:30am February 23–March 30, 2019 Taijiquan (Tai Chi ) is a healing martial art, using breath and movement together to strengthen the body and quiet...

Cost: $120

Where:
Metta Wellness
679 Pleasant Street
Paxton, MA  01612
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Sponsor: Metta Wellness
Telephone: 774-245-5487
Contact Name: Rick Rocha
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