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CVS Quits US Chamber of Commerce Over 'Craven' Ties to Tobacco Industry

CVS has announced it's ending its membership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce following reporting that the powerful trade association was doing the bidding of the tobacco industry by working to thwart global anti-smoking efforts.

Obama To Free Scores Of Non-Violent Drug Offenders From Prison

If even one life is spared the horrid fate of being caged like an animal for possessing a plant that grows from the ground, this is good news.

Meet the Woman Behind #BlackLivesMatter—The Hashtag That Became a Civil Rights Movement

Alicia Garza and two friends first tweeted #BlackLivesMatter to spark a conversation after the death of Trayvon Martin. Three years later, their hashtag has become a movement.

Supreme Court Delivers 'Transformative Triumph' for Marriage Equality

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday issued a historic 5-4 ruling that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states, sparking instant celebration and declarations of triumph, as well as reminders from many in the LGBTQ community that the road to freedom is long, and this issue is just "the tip of the iceberg."

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide availability of tax subsidies that are crucial to the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, handing a major victory to the president.

As Nation Mourns Racist Murders, Flag of Hate Still Flies over South Carolina

While the US Supreme Court on Thursday made clear that state governments have the right to control their own speech, outrage abounds over what South Carolina chooses to say.

'Stand With Charleston': Communities Across Country Rise Up for Black Lives

In streets, faith spaces, and community centers nationwide, people are honoring the nine lives taken in this week's white supremacist massacre.

Racist Policing After Church Massacre? White Suspect Is Returned By Private Plane

Even in this tragedy, mainstream media doesn’t see it.

Pope’s Climate Letter is a Radical Attack on the Logic of the Market

What makes Pope Francis and his 183-page encyclical so radical isn’t just his call to urgently tackle climate change. It’s the fact he openly and unashamedly goes against the grain of dominant social, economic and environment policies.

Men’s 70’s Fashion Ads You Won’t Be Able To Unsee

If laughter is the best medicine, you’ll get all the healing you need right here.

'It is Our Duty': Grannies Arrested for Protecting Arctic from Oil Drillers

A fearless band of grannies faced down police officers and semi-trucks early Tuesday as they led a direct action blockading the entrances to the Seattle Port terminal where the Shell Oil's Polar Pioneer drilling rig is moored.

The Pathology of the Rich White Family

The rich white family is cursed with too much money and privilege. It is devoid of empathy, the result of lifetimes of entitlement. It has little sense of loyalty and lacks the capacity for self-sacrifice.

Oak Flat Protesters Plan March on Washington to Protest Apache Land Grab

Native American protesters from around the country will gather in Washington en masse in the third week of June to seek repeal of a law that a recent New York Times Op-Ed piece termed “a new low in congressional corruption.”

EarthTalk: Do Animals Have Legal Rights?

Non-human rights is a term coined by animal welfare activist and lawyer Steven Wise, who has campaigned for three decades to achieve actual legal rights for members of species other than our own.

Exposing Cruelty in Nursing Homes, Factory Farms, Daycares Now a Crime in North Carolina

Despite opposition from a wide range of groups, including AARP, veterans, journalists, and animal welfare advocates, North Carolina lawmakers have overriden the governor’s veto of their ag-gag bill.

The Things A Black Kid Is Often Taught Not To Do That His White Friends Can Do Are Heartbreaking

Clint Smith, an amazing educator and writer, shares “the talk” that black kids all across America hear from their parents.

Seasoned Investigative Journalist Exposes Inside Strategies to Censor News

Beware: There’s a 90% chance your news stories are fabricated.

All I Really Need to Know About EMF I Learned After My Wife Got Sick

Humans are electrical beings composed of cells that have been proven damaged by much, much lower levels of RF than you would experience in your typical coffee shop or elementary school.

Awake: The Life Of Yogananada, Screening In Worcester

Reserve your movie ticket before May 18 to bring this special film to Showcase Cinema Worcester North.

What Kind of World Do You Want to Live In?

Most of us don’t believe we have the ability to change the whole world or even our own lives. Yet, if we are to break free from the collective human suffering that holds each of us prisoner, that’s exactly what we have to do...

Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary Grand Opening

Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary celebrates the protection of a beautiful and peaceful 45-acre tract of natural land. Recently opened, the sanctuary experience is now available to the public free of charge.

Bringing Cannabis Out Of The Shadows And Into The Light: An Interview With Cannabis Reform Leader Steve DeAngelo

Steve DeAngelo is the owner of Harborside Health Center in Oakland, CA, which offers a unique industry business model as one of the largest medical marijuana dispensaries in the country.

The World Is Getting Healthier

According to key findings of the World Health Organization, May 2014, much progress has been made towards reaching the UN’s 8 Millennium Development Goals.

Embracing the Spirit of Change with our Latest Website Evolution

Free online calendar and directory listings on the new Spirit of Change website launching September 1, 2014.

Black Guy Breaks Into A Car

So this explains a lot about our prison population. Clearly, stereotypes play a role...

Congress Introduces Landmark Cosmetic Animal Testing Ban

In April, Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., introduced the Humane Cosmetics Act, a landmark bill to ban the testing of cosmetics on animals.

Vermont Votes For GMO-Labeling

On May 8, 2014, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed into law legislation making Vermont the first state in the nation requiring mandatory labeling of food containing genetically modified (GMO) ingredients...

Lessons Learned on Winning the GMO Labeling Vote

An eater voting with Monsanto is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders...

All Economies Are Local

If communities want to enjoy the benefits of a robust economy, each municipality must become a high performing, self-reliant economic engine operating on four cylinders...

Taking Action Fends Off Global Indifference

One in five children will go to sleep hungry tonight in the United States. Most of us respond to hearing facts like these by turning away, closing off, thinking our training inadequate, our power too small...
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January 24, 2018

Obsessive personalities bear down under the conjunction of Mercury and Pluto. People, situations and things are subject to intense scrutiny. What we focus on is magnified so use your mind wisely. Concentrate on solutions rather than insurmountable…
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January 2018

Note: Tickets must be purchased here: http://bit.ly/2j2U7C4 Do you desire more emotional and physical connection? Does fear of being rejected or looking foolish hold you back from initiating...

Cost: $127/person; $247/couple

Where:
Watertown Center for Healing Arts
22 Mount Auburn St
Watertown, MA  02472
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Sponsor: Conscious Intimacy
Contact Name: Brynn Bishop
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A 3-week Course Taught by Melissa Fountain, CSYT Sundays: 10:30am–12:15pm January 21, 28 and Feb 11 Meditation is a sacred gift you give yourself, and brings new vitality and focus...

Cost: Early Bird Pricing (until Jan 20): $140 for all 3 sessions ($155 after Jan 20)

Where:
Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
40 Lyman Street, Suite 108B
Westborough Shopping Center
Westborough, MA  01581
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Sponsor: www.SOHUM.org
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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Are you curious about yoga but don't know where to begin? The Intro to Yoga Series is a great place to start your practice. This series will provide a safe, non-competitive and welcoming...

Cost: $90 for series

Where:
YogaLife Institute
6 Chestnut St, Suite A
Exeter, NH  03833
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Telephone: 603-969-8968
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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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3 Hour Introduction Diet and exercise play a role in managing your weight, but; that isn’t the whole story.   80% of dieters weigh the same or more within three months of starting...

Cost: $49

Where:
The Center for Resilient Living Clearly Coworking
474 Grove St.
Worcester, MA  01605
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Sponsor: The Center for Resilient Living and Adventure Boot Camp
Telephone: 508-963-4786
Contact Name: Ginny Wholley
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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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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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January 26 - 28, 2017 Journey to the heart, a shamanic sound healing training level 1 Join David Kuhn shamanic sound healer for a transformational weekend. David will share the basics of...

Cost: $222

Where:
Sound
31 Hawleyville Road
Newtown, VT  06479
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Sponsor: David Kuhn
Telephone: 802-579-5771
Contact Name: David Kuhn
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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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With Rev. Rita Berkowitz Are you ready to become a professional medium and meet the criteria that would be required of you, ethically and practically? Are you ready to work with the public and...

Cost: $600 (Early Bird $550)

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
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All are invited to the 2nd annual Lincoln, MA Holistic Wellness Fair on January 27. We are also seeking holistic practitioners from the locales of Lincoln, MA and surrounding towns, to participate...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bemis Hall
15 Bedford Rd
Lincoln, MA  01773
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Sponsor: Lincoln Recreation
Telephone: 781-738-1920
Contact Name: Jai Kaur Annamaria

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Do you want to learn how to use the plants in your backyard to bring healing nourishment to your life? Is winter finding you hungry for wildflowers and tasty greens? If so, join Jenny Hauf,...

Cost: $15 for Trustees members and $25 for nonmembers

Where:
Francis William Bird Park
Polley Lane
East Walpole, MA  02032
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Sponsor: The Trustees of Reservations
Telephone: 617-750-4329
Contact Name: Maura O’Gara
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Dates: Saturday, January 27 and Saturday, February 3. This two-day class is for those want to go deeper into their personal healing journey with the system of Reiki and who want to strengthen...

Cost: $275

Where:
Bancroft Doggone U
333 Shrewsbury Street
Worcester, MA  01604
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Sponsor: Bancroft Doggone U
Telephone: 508-753-9757
Contact Name: Lisa Ruthig
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