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Mind & Body

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.

Researchers Say Watching Movies Helps You Work Your Empathy Muscle

Can something as simple as watching movies—and empathizing with fictional characters—help generate more compassion and understanding in the real world?

What Are The Akashic Records And What Do They Reveal About You?

The Akashic records are a soul-level dimension of consciousness serving as a vibrational archive of every soul and its journey here on Earth. Each set of records has two main components: one permanent, the other evolving.

Human... and Kind

Fascinating new lines of research suggest that we are good people, tolerating bad things.

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.
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July 17, 2018

Needs are clear and aspirations well grounded early this morning. However, the Virgo Moon is void of course long before most people begin their workday. The resulting low key atmospherics diminish urgency and ambition. Struggling against the cosmic ebb…
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July 2018

Join us for a monthly gathering of like-hearted people to give and receive angelic energy healing. This session is a combination of group meditation and discussion, along with working in pairs...

Cost: Scale $5-$20 ($10 suggested)

Where:
Pathway Of Joy
884 Broadway, Suite 12
Upstairs in the Spiritual Renaissance Center building
South Portland, ME  04106
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Sponsor: Pathway Of Joy
Telephone: 207-329-7192
Contact Name: Linda Huitt
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This special 2-part evening offering. Earn your Integrated Energy Therapy® certification in two evenings, while leaving your summer days and weekends open to enjoy the season. Part 1 is...

Cost: $195

Where:
Pathway Of Joy
884 Broadway, Suite 12
South Portland, ME  04106
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Telephone: 207-329-7192
Contact Name: Linda Huitt
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What better way to end a busy day than with a little bliss. We'll support your body right where it is today and help you to open your spine to find more movement and flexibility. Begin and end...

Cost: $18

Where:
Body Love Wellness Center
484 Bedford St
East Bridgewater, MA  02333
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Sponsor: Bliss Through Yoga
Telephone: 508-331-3564
Contact Name: Janice
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Relax and restore this summer with free outdoor yoga classes on historic Rogers Field! We’re packing the lawn with yogis of all levels for yoga led by experienced practitioners from Dragonfly...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rogers Field
Devens, MA


Sponsor: Dragonfly Wellness Center
Telephone: 978-487-7181
Contact Name: Anne Ferguson
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If you are worried about getting Parkinson’s or have beginning symptoms, check out a free intro on how to rewire your brain from the inside. First and third Wednesdays of the month,...

Where:
, MA


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Please note this event is held at an off-site location at the Double Tree Hilton in Danvers, MA There will be a book signing following the mediumship demonstration, and as part of your ticket...

Cost: $45

Where:
Double Tree Hotel
50 Ferncroft Road
Danvers, MA  01923
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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July 20 - 22 The Chinese internal martial arts derive their extraordinary power from the conscious control of one’s subjective state-of-being and the use of jin (internal power)....

Cost: Please see our website

Where:
Eastover Estate & Retreat Center
430 East St.
Lenox, MA  01240
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Telephone: 866-264-5139
Contact Name: Yingxing Wang
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The mission of the 4th Annual Compassionfest is to unite like-minded people that believe in the values of being just, kindness, equality and compassion. We’ll gather for delicious vegan food...

Cost: Free

Where:
Whitneyville Cultural Commons
1253 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT  06517
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Sponsor: In Defense of Animals
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Saturday, July 21, 10:00am – 4:00pm & Sunday, July 22, 10am – 4:00pm With Patty Collinsworth Get the beginner certification before Linda Howe comes in person to teach a new...

Cost: $170

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
90 Main Street
Andover, MA  01810
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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Saturday, July 21, 10:00am – 5:30pm & Sunday, July 22, 10am – 3:30pm Instructor:  Peyton Pugmire What brings you joy and a sense of purpose?  These are your soul...

Cost: $160

Where:
Creative Spirit
80 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA  01945
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Sponsor: Creative Spirit
Telephone: 617-817-4547
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July 21 - 22 NEMHoFest, is New England’s premiere metaphysical festival. This year’s line-up includes world renowned guest speakers and vendors from across the...

Where:
Augusta Civic Center
Augusta, ME


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The GFAF Expos are the greatest events on earth for those living a gluten-free or allergen-friendly lifestyle. Sample hundreds of products, meet with local and national brands, receive coupons and...

Where:
DCU Center
50 Foster Street
Worcester, MA
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