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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.

Nation Ready To Finally End ‘Detrimental And Deeply Unjust’ Hyde Amendment

Reproductive rights advocates nationwide are taking part in a week of action against the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding for abortion services and particularly hurts low-income women and women of color.

How You Can Support Standing Rock

This is your pipeline battle too. Whatever you have to offer, we need it. Wherever you are, take one step deeper. Find your voice. Find your own front lines.

Before Anything Else, We Are All Human

Here's the Ad Council's LoveHasNoLabels diversity-themed PSA, featuring real people and stories, which just won this year's Creative Arts Emmy for Best Commercial.

Climate Justice Meets Racism: This Moment At Standing Rock Was Decades In The Making

North Dakota’s militarized response to activists opposing the Dakota Access pipeline—and the Standing Rock Sioux’s fierce resolve—reflect the area's particular racial divides.

I Took A Side Job Selling Cherries At Pike Place—And Now Love The Farming World

When I first saw the “Help Wanted” sign posted at the stall of a farm at my local farmers market in Seattle, I hoped I’d get work picking cherries. When I called, it turned out the job was selling them, but that was almost as good.

EarthTalk: Can Cloning Save Endangered Species?

Why are many environmentalists against artificial cloning of living organisms? Isn’t it a good way to save endangered species?

Life In The Native American Oil Protest Camp

An Indian reservation in North Dakota is the site of the largest gathering of Native Americans in more than 100 years. Indigenous people from across the US are living in camps on the Standing Rock reservation as they protest the construction of a new oil pipeline.

The (R)Evolution In Mental Healthcare — Brazilian Style

Currently an epidemic of mental health disorders plagues the U.S. One in five Americans is estimated to be taking one or more prescribed psychiatric medications, despite their many advertised side effects. However, optimizing wellbeing without psych meds is possible, something many Brazilians have been doing for more than 100 years.

Inspiring Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad Does More To Combat ISIS Than Anything Trump Proposes

Being Muslim in America—especially if you wear your Muslimness openly—is no doubt a complicated thing. Beyond the travails of practicing a minority faith, looking Muslim makes one especially vulnerable in a time when Donald Trump got where he is to a significant degree by exploiting Islamophobia.

Why Hope Has Power In This Gut-Wrenching Election Year

Cynicism and despair are among democracy’s worst enemies.

Beyond Clinton vs. Trump, Green Party Convention Kicks Off

The Green Party kicked off its national convention in Houston, Texas on Thursday, where presumptive nominee Jill Stein will present a third-party challenge to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Nation's Longest Bike Path Will Connect Maine To Florida

Stop and smell the roses or grab some food or chat with locals on the nation’s longest greenway. Soon, traveling from Florida to Maine and back won’t require a car.

Jane Sanders: Why Bernie Voters Shouldn't Get Over It

Bernie's wife discusses her proudest and most difficult campaign moments, the DNC email leak and the future of his revolution…

Florida Town Proposes A Ban On Super PACs—What Could Happen?

Not only would the ordinance get big money out of St. Petersburg elections, but it could lead to a legal clash ending super PACs across the country.

Black Lives Matter Needs White Bodies

What will it take for the majority of white people to understand, to see through the eyes of a black person, their daily realities?

#PeopleOverPipelines March Concludes With Rally On State House Grand Staircase

The #PeopleOverPipelines Grand Staircase rally concluded at 11am yesterday after Senator Marc Pacheco and Senator Pat Jehlen addressed the crowd of 250 supporters, filling the steps of the Grand Staircase.

This Country Needs A Truth And Reconciliation Process on Violence Against African Americans—Right Now

America has a long history of violence against black citizens. What response can disrupt patterns set by centuries of racism?

GMO Label Bill Clears Major Hurdle In Senate...Now What?

Yesterday—five days after Vermont enacted its landmark GMO labeling mandate—the Senate voted 65-32 in a cloture vote to move a controversial GMO labeling bill forward.

French Kids Know How To Play: American Parents’ Obsession With Structured Playtime Is Stifling Our Kids

Kids can’t be truly creative if, early on, they’re learning nothing more than following rules.

Donald Trump Frees Us To Vote As We Wish

The fear of Donald Trump, fueled by his attacks on women and racial and ethnic groups, really is unwarranted, because Trump’s self-destructive campaigning is leading to a landslide loss. The reality is that Trump frees people to vote for what they want, not against what they fear.

Honoring A Dedicated Veterinarian

Margo Roman, DVM, CVA, COT, CPT, from Main Street Animal Services of Hopkinton, was honored at The Pioneers in Medicine Ceremony at the Conference of the Society of Oxidative and Photonic Medicine.

I’m Sticking With Sanders—And Voting For Clinton

Bernie Sanders has the best policies. But Hillary Clinton has the chops to advance a progressive agenda—if we make her.

Is It Time To Break With Colonial Legacy Of Zoos?

The shooting of Harambe the gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo has reignited debate about how to properly care for and conserve zoo animals. Several petitions have been created on Change.org, seeking some form of justice for Harambe.

After Orlando, LGBTQ Muslims Call For Resistance To ‘Forces of Hatred’

In the wake of Sunday's horrific mass shooting in Orlando, LGBTQ Muslims are speaking out with words of mourning for the victims and to caution against using the tragedy to stir increased Islamophobic sentiment.

Amazon Tribes Resist US Anthropologists’ Attempt To Forcibly Contact The Uncontacted

In the absence of government support, Indigenous peoples are increasingly speaking out in defense of uncontacted tribes.

Remembering Muhammad Ali

One of the greatest conscientious objectors the world has ever known.

A Small European Island Teaches Conservation Through Its Herbs And Spices

A group of conservationists is hoping to change local attitudes about threatened habitats through a series of public workshops where people can exchange knowledge about Malta’s native plants and their significance in the local culture and cuisine.

14 Ways To Start Community Sharing Events

Organizing a local sharing event is a great opportunity to bring people together and cultivate a culture of cooperation in your community. Whether it's a one-off skillshare or an annual ShareFest, events show people that sustainable, reciprocal societies are possible — and they're a lot of fun too.

After A Century In Decline, Black Farmers Are Back And On The Rise

These Black farmers don’t stop at healthy food. They’re healing trauma, instilling collective values, and changing the way their communities think about the land.
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July 22, 2018

Early risers wake up to the warm glow of Venus’ sextile to Jupiter. The enthusiastic angle is a crowd pleasing gift from the cosmos, a tribute to generosity, sharing and caring. With such a firm and positive foundation, the day gets off to a wonderful…
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July 2018

Grief is a part of human existence. When we break down the walls of silence around grief we open ourselves up to deep and rich opportunities for growth and healing. In this workshop we will build a...

Cost: $65

Where:
Yogalife Institute of NH
6 Chestnut Street
Lower Level
Exeter, NH  03833
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Sponsor: Yogalife Institute of NH
Telephone: 603-479-3865
Contact Name: Julie Rost
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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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July 23 - August 3 Ancient wisdom for a child's mind, body, and spirit. July 23-27, ages 5-10; July 30-Aug 3, ages 11-16. 9am-3pm. With a holistic approach to integrating mind, body, and...

Cost: $275

Where:
Unity of Greater Portland
Windham, ME


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Third Tuesday of every month! A wonderful way to dilute stress and heal yourself with peace. www.WisdomoftheAges.biz www.Facebook.com/WisdomoftheAgesStore

Cost: $10

Where:
Wisdom of the Ages
Simsbury, CT


Telephone: 860-651-1172
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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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Tao Tan Pai 31 Postures/Meditations is the basic health and self-healing Qigong training of the Tao Tan Pai Kung Fu system - an authentic Taoist monastic system originated during China’s Tang...

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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Tao Tan Pai 31 Postures/Meditations is the basic health and self-healing Qigong training of the Tao Tan Pai Kung Fu system - an authentic Taoist monastic system originated during China’s Tang...

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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July 27 - 29 This comprehensive Tai Chi Quan workshop consists of three sessions: 1) The Traditional Yang Style 9 Form Tai Chi Quan, where beginners will learn how to perform basic Tai Chi...

Cost: Please see our website

Where:
Eastover Estate & Eco Village
430 East St.
Lenox, MA  01240
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Telephone: 866-264-5139
Contact Name: Yingxing Wang
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July 27 - 29, 2018 Rising to the feminine in you!  Discounted until May 1st. If you have wanted to learn more about centering, healing and toning from your pelvic floor and womb to...

Cost: $350

Where:
Taproot Herbals
Williamstown, VT  05679


Sponsor: TaprootHerbals.com
Telephone: 802-249-7551
Contact Name: Marie Frohlich
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Tao Tan Pai 31 Postures/Meditations is the basic health and self-healing Qigong training of the Tao Tan Pai Kung Fu system - an authentic Taoist monastic system originated during China’s Tang...

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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Dealers, exhibits, lectures, demonstrations, children’s activities, silent auctions, door prizes, refreshments, free parking. Handicapped accessible.

Cost: $4 adults (16-59), $3 seniors (60+), children under 16 free with paying adult.

Where:
Tuttle Middle School
500 Dorset Street
South Burlington, VT  05403
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Sponsor: Burlington Gem and Mineral Club
Telephone: 802-785-9821
Contact Name: Arden Fendrich
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Wild Vibes will be kicking off the seacoast summer with their fifth annual Wild Vibes Yoga Festival on July 1st at Spring Hill in South Berwick. A festival focused on bringing people back to...

Cost: $15-$65

Where:
Spring Hill Farm
117 Pond Rd
South Berwick, ME  03908
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Sponsor: Wild Vibes Festival
Contact Name: Magnolia Barrett
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