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Indigenous People Invented The So-Called ‘American Dream’

The notion underlying both the DACA repeal and the wall – which is that “illegal” immigrants, most of them from Mexico, are stealing U.S. jobs and hurting society – reflects a profound misunderstanding of American history.

Good News Headlines 10/10/17

Cathy Rude has braved her share of storms and flooding to get to a laboring patient. But last week was the first time the 63-year-old faced flood waters so high that her only way to work was to hitch a ride on an inflatable swan.

Amid ‘Alarming Setbacks,’ Right Livelihood Winners Embody Vision Of Better World

The winners of the 2017 Right Livelihood Awards—often referred to as the Alternative Nobel Prize—were announced in Stockholm, Sweden on Tuesday in order to honor and reward the dedication and positive impact from this year's four recipients.

“Carpe Diem Politics”: How to Do More Than Just Resist

Today’s social justice movements must seize opportunities, mobilize quickly, and, finally, embrace a carnival spirit.

Good News Headlines 10/3/17

Paul Weismann got the call for help Monday night at his home in Connecticut. By Tuesday afternoon, he was flying to Puerto Rico on his personal plane, with food, water, and power generators as his passengers.

City Trees Boost Health And Wealth

Here’s how to make big money in the modern megalopolis: plant more city trees.

Good News Headlines 9/26/17

Named after Puerto Rico’s national anthem, this fierce comic book star uses her powers to control the weather and keep her people safe.

Liam’s Lunches Of Love Launches Into New Projects

After being inspired by his summer reading program and the educational website Brainchase.com, Liam Hannon a 10 year old boy in Cambridge, Massachusetts decided to start making lunches for his neighbors that are experiencing homelessness.

Good News Headlines 9/19/17

Michaela Mendelsohn is an openly transgender woman and the founder of California Trans Work Project (CTWP), an organization seeking to foster more trans-positive workplaces in California.

My White Friend Asked Me On Facebook To Explain White Privilege. I Decided To Be Honest.

He wanted to know how institutional racism has made an impact on my life. I’m glad he asked, because I was ready to answer.

Good News Headlines 9/12/17

Thanks to Southwest volunteers and various animal rescue groups, around 80 orphan dogs and cats were flown from overcrowded shelters in Houston in hopes they will find forever homes in California.

Stretching Your Donation Dollars: 5 Tips

Having researched giving in the wake of disasters and taught students how to be effective philanthropists, I’ve learned that it’s hard to make good decisions regarding donations. Here are some best practices you may want to consider before you contribute.

I Need To Start With The Racist Attitudes In Me

Some of my anger at the recent actions of white supremacists comes from acknowledging my own capacity for ugliness.

Fall/Winter 2017 Book Reviews

Men and boys increasingly want to be active participants in their own health care, and Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Healing for Men is a superb resource.

The Talk

Two Notre Dame alumni shed light on the discussion that many Americans are unaware of.

Good News Headlines 9/5/17

Over the years, many Native Americans groups and activists have decried the holiday as celebrating genocide, prompting numerous cities throughout the U.S. to change its name and emphasis.

Boosting Health In Everyone’s Hometown

Good health means more than good medical care. Many other things affect how long we live and how healthy we feel—conditions in our housing and neighborhoods, the social and physical environment of our communities, economic opportunities and the levels of stress in our lives.

Remembering Louise Hay, 1926 - 2017

Hay House founder Louise Hay transitioned this morning, August 30, 2017 of natural causes at age 90. She passed peacefully in her sleep.

Good News Headlines 8/29/17

In a small classroom in the headquarters of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, children recite words in the language of their ancestors.

An Easier Way To Get To Universal Health Care

Now is the time to push for better health care. Here are three modest, winnable first steps.

Good News Headlines 8/22/17

A “free speech” rally on Boston Common was met with massive counterprotests against hate and bigotry.

8 Inspiring Documentaries Exploring The Sharing Movement

Things are changing. The old paradigm that aims to keep us hooked on buying from big corporations is losing its hold. Instead, communities across the world are turning to each other for basic needs and thriving as a result.

Good News Headlines 8/15/17

If one design firm can pull it off, cyclists in Beijing may soon double as mobile air filters.

100 Years Ago, Black People Marched Down 5th Avenue To Declare That Black Lives Matter

The “Silent Protest Parade” was the first mass demonstration of its kind and marked a pivotal moment in civil rights history.

6 Badass Acts Of Resistance Erased From History

There are entire generations of social justice activists and environmental protectors that we don’t learn about in school.

Good News Headlines 8/8/17

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump’s anti-climate polices, helped launch a comprehensive online database today to help local and state lawmakers advance environmental legislation.

Good News Headlines 8/1/17

This July, muralists from Greater Boston and places around the world congregated in Lynn, on Massachusetts’ North Shore, to bring the industrial town’s brick walls to life.

Goose Finds Cop And Leads Him To Her Trapped Baby

Officer James Givens has served with the Cincinnati Police Department for over 26 years, but in all that time he's never had an experience that compares to this one.

The First Openly Transgender Infantry Soldier In U.S. Army Speaks Out On Trump’s New Military Ban

Staff Sergeant Patricia King has served in the Army for 18 years, including three active combat deployments to Afghanistan.

Good News Headlines 7/25/17

Tim Briggs hasn’t even graduated from college yet, but he’s already getting paid to pursue his passion.
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Daily Astrology

January 19, 2018

Pace yourself and drive carefully if you’re up and out the door before dawn. After a tough early morning square to Mars, the Aquarius Moon sails void of course, without making another aspect until mid-afternoon. Wishing to be somewhere, anywhere else is…
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January 2018

Two Sundays, January 14th and February 11th Learn advanced techniques for self-care, to offer Reiki to others from a distance and for manifesting what you want in your life! Facilitated...

Cost: $250

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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Join us the Second Sunday of the month at the Northeast Reiki Center classroom in Framingham for a Reiki Circle in the Usui Reiki System of Natural Healing. We are a gathering of Reiki...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northeast Reiki Center
61 Nicholas Road, Suite B2
Framingham, MA  01701
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Telephone: 508-808-5696
Contact Name: Lou Orsan
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January 15 - February 23, 2018 A cross-cultural midwifery and global health experience ***Application Deadline November 3*** Come spend six weeks at the ACAM birth center, located in a...

Where:
ACAM Birth Center
Western Highlands of Guatemala, MA


Sponsor: Maya Midwifery International
Contact Name: Dena Moes
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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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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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Change is what happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of changing.” – Rav Berg, Spiritual Director, Kabbalah Centre Last year, you most likely set New...

Cost: Free

Where:
MGH at Charlestown Navy Yard
Building 114, Room D1
114 16th Street
Charlestown, MA  02129
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Sponsor: Kabbalah Center
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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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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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Removing limiting beliefs and shaping your future with Julie Rost and Tracey Miller The new year brings forth a natural and truly beautiful human desire to seek more from life. But resolutions...

Cost: $150 (includes lunch)

Where:
YogaLife Institute of NH
6 Chestnut Street
Lower Level
Exeter, NH  03833
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Sponsor: YogaLife Institute of NH
Telephone: 603-969-8968
Contact Name: Brian Serven
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Reiki is a gentle energy healing method from Japan that anyone can learn. Reiki 1 is the basic Reiki attunement that allows people to work on family members, pets, plants and more. During class...

Cost: $150

Where:
Perfect Fit Pilates and Stretch
85 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA  01748
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Sponsor: Elder Grove Shamanic Healing
Telephone: 774-232-2343
Contact Name: Deb Fate-Mental
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Join Diane Lewis for a very special author event! Diane will be introducing her new book From Psychic to Soul. From Psychic to Soul is a reveal of how every person is psychic. How we already,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble
1 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA
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Sponsor: Barnes & Noble
Telephone: 617-645-6415
Contact Name: Diane Lewis
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