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Some “Unrecognized” Tribes Still Waiting After 130 Years

Federal recognition offers financial help, and those tribes without it have “second-class status in Indian Country” and remain vulnerable to local authorities.

It Was a Blighted City Block. But This Woman Is Turning It Into A Solar-Powered Ecovillage

Detroit-area resident Shamayim Harris bought several properties and is now converting them into sustainable community spaces for education, wellness, and economic development.

Good News Headlines 12/20/16

Going to see Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol can be a classic holiday tradition for American families – but for the people who get overwhelmed easily by sights and sounds, the play can be pretty intense…

Aging In Community: Inside The Senior Cohousing Movement

For seniors who want to age in a supportive community environment, cohousing is an exciting alternative to traditional options such as retirement homes and assisted living centers.

How To Find And Support Trustworthy Journalism

If you are hungry for news you can trust, journalism that helps you make decisions about your community, reporting that holds power to account, then this is for you.

Massive Banks Are Ripping Off Americans; Aspiration Is The New Alternative

There is little doubt left. America’s financial institutions are rigged against everyday people.

Good News Headlines 12/13/16

Ho ho ho, Saint Nicholas is here to spread racial diversity – and Christmas cheer! For the first time in history, the Mall of America in Twin Cities, Minnesota will host a black Santa Claus, played by Larry Jefferson.

20 Ways To Take A Bigger, Louder Stand In The Post-Election World

Many of us are rekindling our activist spirit knowing that the next four years will require everyone to act.

Saving Gwendolyn: A Thanksgiving Miracle

The day after Thanksgiving, Maple Farm Sanctuary in Mendon, MA got a phone call from a rather unexpected source: a hunter.

Good News Headlines 12/6/16

The Army Corps of Engineers has denied a permit for the construction of a key section of the Dakota Access Pipeline, granting a major victory to protesters who have been demonstrating for months.

Is Your Bank Funding DAPL? Here’s How To Find One That Isn’t

There’s an entire industry of ethically minded banks and financial institutions out there to choose from.

U.S. Court Of Appeals Says Local Governments Can Prohibit GE Crops

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its decisions on whether federal and Hawai‘i state laws preempt Hawai‘i counties’ authority to regulate genetically engineered (GE) crops and pesticide use.

The Greening Of The Commons

New research shows that green, natural spaces—including playgrounds, learning environments, neighborhoods, even exercise environments— offer particular health and well-being benefits.

Why A Fractured Nation Needs To Remember King’s Message Of Love

King focused on the role of love as key to building healthy communities and the ways in which love can and should be at the center of our social interactions.

Nature Is Priceless — So Let’s Value It

The natural capital concept is not a sell-out. It’s a way to shine light on, and cultivate appreciation for, the invisible benefits of nature.

Why Understanding Native American Religion Is Important For Resolving The Dakota Access Pipeline Crisis

I am often asked what Native American leaders mean when they say that certain landscapes are “sacred places” or “sacred sites.”

What To Do If You Are Witnessing Islamophobic Harassment

A bystander's guide to help the person being targeted…

Spiritual Maturity In Times Of Political Agitation

When the world is shaking with political upheaval it is easy to become distressed and overexcited. Unfortunately our vibrations of distress and agitation only make the situation worse.

The Standing Rock Victory You Didn’t Hear About

The day 40 to 50 Native water protectors kept 250 militarized police from attacking camp.

Join Our Success For Mayans In Guatemala

For those who have followed the incredible success of the ACAM Maya midwife clinic in Concepcion, Guatemala that opened in 2004, a new $80,000 grant has been awarded to fund a mobile clinic.

On A Remote Homestead, The Work You Do Is Not Just A Job—It’s Your Life

Far from the 9-to-5, the work of building community can be a challenge when the cash economy is less relevant and volunteers are just passing through.

I Was Born Into The 1 Percent—Here's Why I Gave Away My Trust Fund

For the last five decades, I have been traversing the race and class divides in our society. I can attest: The relationship status between US people and our super-wealthy is complicated.

If You Care About Your Health, Then You Should Care About Conservation

From providing lifesaving drugs to buffering humans from disease, protection of wildlife habitat is key to human well-being.

Celebrate National Farm To School Month This October

October is National Farm to School Month and communities across the country are celebrating the importance of farm to school programs.

Worcester School Committee Hosts First-In-Nation “Best Practices For Wireless” October 17

CeCe Doucette of Ashland, MA and Worcester resident, Leslie Saffer, will appear next week before the meeting of the Worcester School Committee’s Standing Committee on Teaching, Learning and Student Supports to address concerns/solutions related to wireless devices and their infrastructure.

MA Citizen Group Asks MA DPU Not To Extend The National Grid Smart Meter Pilot Program In Worcester

The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities has several active dockets for wireless smart electric meter deployments, despite the National Toxicology Program's recent findings that radio frequency exposure causes cancer in laboratory animals and damages DNA.

The Backwards History Of Attitudes Toward Public Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding in public is the controversy that never seems to die.

Want Great Teachers? There’s No One-Size-Fits-All Solution

It is clear we need good teachers, but just what makes for “teacher quality”? And can quality be systematically improved by public policy?

Elizabeth Warren Clarifies The Charter Schools Debate

Are charter schools a “progressive” idea for education? Some progressive sources would have you think so, but other progressives have challenged that framing.

The Future Of Power

From the World Economic Forum to Harvard Business School, leaders are embracing the idea that reflective practice and inner awareness — defined as soft power — are fundamental to effective leadership in our times.
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January 17, 2019

Hearts and minds make acrobatic leaps and contortions throughout the day. The Moon is in Gemini and nearing the full phase. A T-square configuration includes the Moon, Venus, Jupiter and Neptune. Heartstrings play loud and clear. Feelings are intense, at…
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January 2019

Learn Reiki to awaken your healing hands to care for yourself, your loved ones and pets. Facilitated by Lou Orsan, Reiki Shihan (Master-Teacher) This one-day class covers the basic...

Cost: $150

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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This class meets 4 times: January 13th, February 24th, March 24th, April 7th The Eclectic Institute of Aromatherapy and Herbal Studies offers a comprehensive hands-on training in the art and...

Cost: $625 plus a material fee of $50

Where:
Misty Meadows Herbst Center
183 Wednesday Hill Rd
Lee, NH  03861
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Sponsor: Misty Meadow Herbal Center
Telephone: 603-659-7211
Contact Name: Wendy Snow Fogg
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With Amy Bernier In this empowering workshop we will explore the innate intelligence of our gut, “the second brain”. We will use yoga postures and breath work to refine our digestive...

Cost: $40

Where:
State of Grace Yoga and Wellness Center
104 East. Hartford Ave.
Uxbridge, MA  01569
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Instructor:  Peyton Pugmire Adult level Come together in a warm and uplifting space to get creative, connect, and breathe! At each meeting, we will have fun making a meaningful craft...

Cost: $45

Where:
Creative Spirit
80 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA  01945
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Sponsor: Creative Spirit
Telephone: 781-797-0389
Contact Name: Peyton Pugmire
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One of the most mysterious and magickal of the archangels, Uriel, has a variety of different and conflicting roles in angelic lore. In The Book of Enoch he is one of humanity’s advocates...

Cost: $45

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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World famous seminars (www.understandingofmusic.com) turns beginners into musicians, revitalizes and inspires even pro musicians.

Where:
Boston, MA


Telephone: (781) 599-1476
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With Sherri Snyder-Roche. This yoga workshop will explore self-compassion, self-love and pushing through discomfort to help your recovery process. Recovery from divorce, eating disorders,...

Cost: $95 for 6 weeks or $17 drop in

Where:
State of Grace Yoga and Wellness Center
104 E. Hartford Avenue, Unit A
Uxbridge, MA  01569
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Deepen Your Practice DYP-30 Hour Yoga Alliance Course January–May 2019 5 Saturdays, 10am–4pm 1/19, 2/2, 3/30, 4/27, 5/18 Looking to deepen your practice but a 200 Hour training...

Cost: $599

Where:
KJ Fitness
Tewksbury, MA


Sponsor: Relax and Recharge With Chuck
Contact Name: Chuck
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January 19–20 With Patty Collinsworth Weekend class hours: Saturday, 10–5pm and Sunday, 10–5pm Learn how to open the Akashic Records for yourself and others in this...

Cost: $170

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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The Eclectic Institute of Aromatherapy and Herbal Studies offers a comprehensive hands-on training in the art and science of Aromatherapy. This course covers the...

Cost: $550

Where:
The Soul Purpose
1225 Gar Highway
Swansea, MA  02777
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Sponsor: The Soul Purpose
Telephone: 774-264-1329
Contact Name: Jessica Kozak
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Join nationally known psychic medium/spiritual counselor, Diana Harris, for a mediumship gallery. Diana is a bridge – a conduit between heaven and Earth. Ms. Harris will answer your questions...

Cost: $70

Where:
private office
North Andover, MA  01845


Sponsor: Diana Harris
Telephone: 978-973-6637
Contact Name: Diana Harris
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