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Awakening From Materialism: Vegans As Healers

Recent events highlight the injustice and violence of racism, sexism, heterosexism, and gross economic inequity, which cause tremendous suffering in our world, and even within many social justice movements, including the vegan movement. How can we get to the roots of these issues, and what role does the accepted materialism of our society play in this?

Second Sight

The world is opening up all around us in unusual and extraordinary ways, and synchronicity is showing us the hidden connections that link every single bit of it.

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!
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Daily Astrology

December 13, 2018

Keep a notepad bedside. A visionary idea could surface overnight. Shortly after sunrise the Moon arrives in mystical Pisces. Emotional and psychic sensitivities increase but be on the lookout for incorrect assumptions as well as faulty telepathic…
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Join us the second Tuesday evening of the month for a Reiki Share in the Usui Reiki system of natural healing. We are a gathering of Reiki practitioners who share experiences, practice...

Cost: Free

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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The class is a combination of qi gong, yoga, meditation, and relaxation followed by a cup of healing tea. The class, developed by Korean enlightened master Ilchi Lee, is based on Sundo, a...

Cost: $10

Where:
Divine Paradigm
58b Macy St
Amesbury, MA  01913
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Contact Name: Brad Fanger

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Please join us at our monthly meetings, second Wednesday each month September - June in Westboro, MA. A welcoming community working for the greater health and wellbeing of all. Contact...

Where:
Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 Lyman St
#108B
Westborough, MA
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Journaling can be a part of your inner work and is, in fact, on the tree of contemplative practices.  Whether you are a meditator or keep a journal or neither of the above, all are welcome to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Waltham Public Library
735 Main Street
Waltham, MA  02451
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Sponsor: Louise Goldstein
Telephone: 617-710-6145
Contact Name: Waltham Public Library
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Sponsored by the Canton Spiritualist Church. Held at the Blue Hills, Canton, MA. Psychics, mediums, readings for a fee. Free healings.

Cost: Free admission

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Blue Hills
Canton, MA


Sponsor: Canton Spiritualist Church
Telephone: (617) 469-2568

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Discover the power of body tapping and nature based solutions that will help you: More effectively manage and ease chronic pain issues. Clear stuck energy with body tapping. Learn the basic...

Cost: $49

Where:
Clearpoint Center
259 East Street
Stafford Springs, CT  06076
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Sponsor: Clearpoint Center
Telephone: 860-684-3994
Contact Name: Steve Munn
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With Susie Masters We warmly invite you to join us for The Winter Solstice Workshop. Celebrate the shortest day while giving yourself the space to feel and experience the now. During this...

Cost: $45

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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All are invited to a special barefoot, free style dance and live music event on December 15th from 7:30pm–10pm in Greenfield, Massachusetts. We will be having a special freestyle, barefoot...

Cost: $5-$10

Where:
The Episcopal Church of St. James & Andrew
71 Federal St.
Greenfield, MA  01301
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Sponsor: Dance Spree
Telephone: (413)658-7011 (no texting please)
Contact Name: Jasper Lapienski
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Tired of missing opportunities that could further your life, your education, even your work? Tired of missing threats that continue to hold back your life, your education, even your work? Sit down...

Cost: $40

Where:
Caffe Nero
368 Congress St
Boston, MA  02210
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Contact Name: Soni
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