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Dinnertime Storytelling Makes Kids Voracious Readers

As a young child, I loved to imagine myself as a pioneer girl in Little House in the Big Woods, eating fresh snow drizzled with maple syrup. I even pestered my mother to make this treat with the dirty snow that fell on our Manhattan sidewalk. Not a chance.

What I Learned About Life From A Howling Dog

The spirit of the commons works in mysterious ways...

How To Be An Evidential Medium

John Holland, one of the world’s top exponents of spirit communication, reveals the secrets of his mediumistic development.

6 Ways To Nurture Your Soul

It's easy to take your soul for granted. After all, you can't see, smell, hear, taste or touch it. But it's essential to your quality of life all the same.

People Of All Ages Tell Their Slightly Younger Selves How To Age Gracefully

“Nobody knows what the hell they’re doing,” and other tips from people older than you.

Fall/Winter 2015 Book Reviews

Offering Metta — loving kindness — to those around us, or even to ourselves, interrupts unhappy situations and helps soothe stormy emotions. Metta, a practice so simple a child can do it, is the lesson thoughtfully illustrated in Peace, Bugs and Understanding.

The Wheel of the Year: A Path of Spiritual Awakening

The women's spirituality movement not only shows us how the physical life of our planet evolves but it also outlines a path of psychological and spiritual growth that unites us with the life of our Mother Earth.

Astrology Forecast for Fall/Winter 2015

The Sun's passage through the fall and winter signs, the final six of the zodiac, turns the focus to partnering, engaging with the physical, mental and emotional realities around us and ultimately, self-mastery.

10 Tips for Quickly Relieving Stress

Let’s face it. Life is stressful. And when we are under stress we suffer. It’s bad for our health. So it’s helpful to have a few stress-busting techniques to reach for when it starts to creep up on you.

We're All Just Walking Each Other Home

That night — her last night — as I sat quietly in her room, I thought about the woman my mother had been. She had raised a family of seven children born seventeen years apart. At age 53, she set out to fulfill her lifelong dream of obtaining a college degree.

Seeds of Change —Transitions in Mothering

My garden continues to reflect the changes in my life and I take great pleasure in my new freedom.

A Mom's Guide To Decluttering: Why My Kids Gave Up Almost All Their Toys

I hate clutter, and one morning I just couldn't take it anymore. Here's how I got my kids to throw out their toys and tidy up our house.

How Do You Say Goodbye to a Family Pet?

When my family's dog passed away, I was faced with the question of how to talk to my children about sadness and death.

The Indigenous Rituals That Heal Us

How the Medicine Wheel can guide us to transform communities that have suffered from racial injustice...

Health Habits. I Learned Them From My Dad

As a mother of 5-year old triplets I’m starting to see exactly how children learn healthy habits. It doesn’t always come from talking at them or trying to explain by reading child friendly stories...

What To Do When Your Art Doesn't Fix You

No matter how creative and intelligent a person is, and no matter how exceptional his or her ability to create art, no single person is immune to addiction. Artists especially may be drawn to drugs as a way to cope with their overwhelming sensitivity, or even as a way to augment their creativity.

Do Animals Feel Pain Like We Do?

We know that animals certainly feel physical pain, but what is less clear is whether this emotional suffering that we feel can be said to be true of animals. And if it is, how we go about measuring it.

I’m My Daughter’s Best Friend. How Do I Help Her Become Her Own Person?

Our isolated life on the farm keeps my family close, but it can also stand in the way of my daughter becoming her own person.

You Should Really Be Nicer To Your Colleagues – Rude Behavior Is Contagious

It’s pretty clear that high-intensity negative behaviors like abuse, aggression and violence are harmful. But what’s the harm in just being rude and uncivil?

Swapping Screen Time for Getting Dirty: Why Kids Need to Spend More Time Outside

In his new book “How to Raise a Wild Child,” Dr. Scott D. Sampson argues that the current disconnect between kids and the natural world is a threat to their physical, mental, and emotional health.

Meet Amma: From Hugs To A New Humanity

An extraordinary humanitarian creates enduring local impact bringing hugs, houses and hope to people around the world...

This Beautiful Tribute To A Dog And His Man Will Have You In Tears

"When someone you love walks through the door, even if it happens five times a day, you should go totally insane with joy."

Astrology Forecast for Summer 2015

Every generation feels blessed with possibilities and beset with challenges unique to their times. No matter what age you live in the motion of the heavenly bodies remains constant.

Summer 2015 Book Reviews

Parenting advice, living unplugged, aging solutions, meditation, spirit communication, Alberto Villoldo and more.

Dark Light Consciousness: The Neurobiology of Our Inner Light

It’s the dark matter in our brains that sends us towards the light.

A Global Tradition In Personal Terms

Affectionately called “The Western Lama” by the Dalai Lama, Lama Surya Das has spent forty-five years studying Zen, vipassana, yoga and Tibetan Buddhism with the great masters of Asia.

Conscious Aging

If nothing were impossible, what would you do with your precious remaining time? Now that we are collectively living longer, healthier lives, we’ve got a chance for a rich third act that hasn’t existed for the majority of humanity.

Healthy Aging Stories

Who gives better senior health advice than the seniors and caretakers actually living it? In honor of all the seniors in our lives, and the future seniors and caretakers we are becoming, Spirit of Change Magazine shares this storytelling collection of healthy aging wisdom.

Astrology Forecast for Spring 2015

Events of recent years have repeatedly shown that reality can be easily contrived, is often not what it appears, and is likely to change in a flash.

Musings: Healthy Aging Gracefully

Ageless American icon Bob Dylan noted in a recent interview, “Young people can be passionate. Older people gotta be more wise.” I’m discovering that one of the healthiest things I can do as I age is to slow down.
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January 20, 2018

With the Sun now in Aquarius, winter’s depths are upon us. The next few weeks are typically the coldest in the northern hemisphere. Today’s Pisces Moon lends itself to appreciating the beauty of a season when so much seems asleep or hidden under blankets…
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January 2018

Two Sundays, January 14th and February 11th Learn advanced techniques for self-care, to offer Reiki to others from a distance and for manifesting what you want in your life! Facilitated...

Cost: $250

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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Join us the Second Sunday of the month at the Northeast Reiki Center classroom in Framingham for a Reiki Circle in the Usui Reiki System of Natural Healing. We are a gathering of Reiki...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northeast Reiki Center
61 Nicholas Road, Suite B2
Framingham, MA  01701
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Telephone: 508-808-5696
Contact Name: Lou Orsan
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January 15 - February 23, 2018 A cross-cultural midwifery and global health experience ***Application Deadline November 3*** Come spend six weeks at the ACAM birth center, located in a...

Where:
ACAM Birth Center
Western Highlands of Guatemala, MA


Sponsor: Maya Midwifery International
Contact Name: Dena Moes
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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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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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Change is what happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of changing.” – Rav Berg, Spiritual Director, Kabbalah Centre Last year, you most likely set New...

Cost: Free

Where:
MGH at Charlestown Navy Yard
Building 114, Room D1
114 16th Street
Charlestown, MA  02129
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Sponsor: Kabbalah Center
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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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Come hear Steven, M. Buggy, Corey and Scotty share their healing experiences with addiction and entheogens. Donation: $5 (We won’t turn you away if you can’t afford to pay.)...

Cost: $5

Where:
Make Shift
549 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA  02118
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Sponsor: It’s a Bob World
Telephone: 617-752-2481
Contact Name: Bob Cohen

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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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Removing limiting beliefs and shaping your future with Julie Rost and Tracey Miller The new year brings forth a natural and truly beautiful human desire to seek more from life. But resolutions...

Cost: $150 (includes lunch)

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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Reiki is a gentle energy healing method from Japan that anyone can learn. Reiki 1 is the basic Reiki attunement that allows people to work on family members, pets, plants and more. During class...

Cost: $150

Where:
Perfect Fit Pilates and Stretch
85 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA  01748
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Sponsor: Elder Grove Shamanic Healing
Telephone: 774-232-2343
Contact Name: Deb Fate-Mental
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Join Diane Lewis for a very special author event! Diane will be introducing her new book From Psychic to Soul. From Psychic to Soul is a reveal of how every person is psychic. How we already,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble
1 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA
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Sponsor: Barnes & Noble
Telephone: 617-645-6415
Contact Name: Diane Lewis
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