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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.

Year of the Monkey: Touch the Sky

Recognition of the chasm between culture informed by nature and culture that has lost its living literacy with deep ecology will determine what happens to all of us in this generation.

I Love You…Actually I Love Your Microbiome

What determines chemistry between two people? Who has not said, “They have good chemistry together?”

Nine Guiding Intentions That Will Transform You And Everybody Around You

Intention is everything. What you experience daily in your life--how you act, what you speak and how you feel affects every human being around you. Once you realize the domino effect created by shining your light on others, it becomes very contagious.

Horses Help Heal People’s Troubled Bodies And Spirits

Whether or not you believe in holistic medicine, one thing is certain: there is just something about the relationship we humans have with animals that is absolutely incredible!

The Bravest Response To Fear

From strangers on the street to Muslim refugees—why we should embrace the humanity of people we may fear.

How To Boost Your Happiness With Gratitude In 3 Easy Steps

The science is in! And it undoubtedly proves that gratitude is more than just a simple sentiment.

The Music You Listen To Can Enhance Your Meditation

Listening to music while practicing yoga is more of a controversial idea than you might expect. For some people, it just seems to work; for others, it’s a distraction. What’s most important is to select music that you enjoy listening to and music which serves the purpose you’re trying to achieve.

How To Make Joy Part Of Your Healing Process

What if we made joy our treatment goal? Impossible? I hear you, but hear me out.

For A Richer Life, Get Rid Of Your Excess Stuff

Despite advertising messages that assure us happiness is to be found in our next purchase, the opposite tends to be true as mountains of stuff, clutter and debt leave us stressed and unfulfilled.

How To Build A Culture Of Good Health

Physical well-being depends on more than keeping our bodies fit. Emotions and the people who come into our lives matter just as much.

A Small Norwegian City Might Hold The Answer To Beating The Winter Blues

Many dread the approaching winter – the darkness, frigid weather and lower energy levels. But what about people who live in the coldest parts of the world, where the winters are longest and the summers fleeting? Do they similarly dread the winter? Or could they offer clues about how to avoid the wintertime blues?

How Strong Friendships Defy Dementia

The Momentia movement uses strong social ties to ward off the effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Why It’s A Bad Idea To Get Rid Of A Pet Because A Baby Is On The Way

When a neighbor of ours got pregnant, her obstetrician told her to get rid of the cat who had been part of her family for eight years. He said if the cat was around, the baby might have an increased chance of developing an allergy to her.

Creating Sacred Space In Your Own Location

Titillating ancient secrets exist about creating sacred space. Everything is vibration and every vibration has a frequency, such as the rocks in the ground, mineral content of the soil, the presence of water in the air…

My Year Of Magical Tidying

How getting rid of two-thirds of my belongings created more space for joy.

Tips And Guidance On Living Your Passion From The Author Of ‘The Celestine Prophecy’

Passion: how do you find yours so that you can improve not only your life but those that you love and your community?

It’s OK If Winter Makes You Sad

Four scientific strategies for an emotionally authentic holiday season…

What Star Wars Taught Me About Being A Mindful Parent

After years reporting on the science of mindfulness, I now realize that the practice of moment-to-moment, nonjudgmental awareness darts in and out of the series. But as a kid, I just wanted to blow stuff up.

The Sound Of Snow

Snow falling has a particular sound but you must be away from traffic, conversations, cell phones, ipods, and bustle of everyday life to hear it.

Older Than Calendars: The Spiritual Meaning of Christmas

Something I often hear people worrying about in the weeks leading up to Christmas is the way in which Christmas is losing its meaning, and becoming focused on consumerism. But what is the meaning of this time of year?

Maintaining Real Relationships In The Digital World

Social media has become a fundamental part of my life. As an American in 2015, I am the rule, not the exception. So what does healthy use of these sites look like?

Awakening Your Energy Body With Mudras

Mudra is defined in traditional usage as a seal, gesture or symbol of the hands, body or face to expand the breath, consciousness, or energy systems of the user. There are hundreds of mudras from the spiritual traditions of India and Tibet.

How College Students Are Resisting The Mental-Illness Stigma

Student-led organizations are bringing mental illness into the light to lower the suicide rates of young people.

How To Use What You Don’t Know To Your Advantage

Is intelligence really all it's cracked up to be? Author John Lloyd explains the value of ignorance.

Recovering From Addiction: Understanding The Multi-layered Treatment Process

Addiction plagues millions of families around the world on the daily basis. Though there are many different types of addiction, one thing that remains the same is its impact on every aspect of a person’s life.

Universal Lessons: A Journey Through the Afterlife

How individuals in spirit are prepared for the task of guiding humans on earth.

Goodbye McMansion, Hello Simple Life: What I Learned From Thoreau

The philosopher's lessons include how to let go and find happiness—even after crippling debt and a heartbreaking divorce.
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December 16, 2018

Venus’ sextile to Saturn blesses peacemakers, diplomats and those seeking to shore up strained ties. It also reaffirms long time partnerships and enduring values. Take note of and compliment those who unerringly do the right thing. Inherent to all solid…
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December 2018

Start your holiday week off right with a special yoga/meditation class. Sun salutations in honor of the winter solstice coupled with Yoga Nidra will leave you feeling rested, relaxed, and ready to...

Cost: $17

Where:
Yoga Anita
Dragonfly Wellness Center
176 Jackson Rd
Devens, MA  01432
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Sponsor: Yoga Anita
Telephone: 978-227-8297
Contact Name: Anita Perry
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The holiday season is a time for family and friends to gather, to give gratitude for the gifts of love that we share, and for us to create new memories to cherish in our hearts. But the holidays...

Cost: $65

Where:
Private Office
6 Royal Crest Drive
Apt 11
North Andover, MA  01845
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Sponsor: Sacred Spiral Dance
Telephone: 978-973-6637
Contact Name: Diana Harris
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Kinetic Chain Release, moxibustion and past life regression at Leapin Lizards. Every third Sunday: 9/16/18 10/21/18 11/18/18 12/16/18 For information, call Leapin Lizards at (207)...

Where:
Leapin Lizards
449 Forest Ave
Portland, ME
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Telephone: (207) 221-2363
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This three-part series attunes you as a conduit to the healing system of Kundalini Reiki, a firey earth-based feminine energy. Kundalini Reiki is a gentle yet powerful modality to channel healing...

Cost: $150

Where:
Akasha Studio
20 Birch Street
Roslindale, MA  02131
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Sponsor: Miriam Katz, Shamanic Healer
Telephone: 617-545-5142
Contact Name: Miriam Katz
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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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The Shortest Day of the Year and the Longest Night To Be Without A Home On December 21, 2018 at 12:00 PM, at the Church on the Hill, 140 Bowdoin St. Boston MA  02108 (on the side of the...

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Church on the Hill
140 Bowdoin St.
Boston, MA  02108
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Sponsor: Interfaith Homeless Memorial Committee
Telephone: 617-523-4575
Contact Name: Kevin Baxter

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During this evening Winter Solstice Celebration we connect deeply with the Christ Being/Solar Logos and the different archangels as we prepare for the 12 holy nights following the Solstice evening....

Cost: $75

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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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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