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When People Downsize To Tiny Houses, They Adopt More Environmentally Friendly Lifestyles

Interest is surging in tiny homes – livable dwelling units that typically measure under 400 square feet.

Can Meditation Improve Your Sleep?

A 2015 study from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) concluded that mindfulness meditation helped improve sleep quality among older adults with moderate sleep disturbances.

Fathers Need To Care For Themselves As Well As Their Kids—But Often Don’t

If you had to choose, which would you rather have: a healthy father or a good father? Studies suggest men often choose being a good father over being healthy.

Featured Events: Sturbridge Herbfest

This Herbfest is a brainchild of three local herbalists: Salli Greene, Joanne Grubert, and Chris Haller…

Good News Headlines 7/16/19

Joy Harjo, the first Native American to be named U.S. poet laureate, has been ready for a long time.

Layers Of Listening

Anyone living life and becoming more conscious spends a lot of time listening. We listen to people, to music, to all the sounds of daily existence.

Everyone Knows the Benefits of Meal-Sharing. Here’s How to Actually Do It

This organization offers a free toolkit for anyone wanting to host a family or community dinner.

National Parks: Serving Humanity’s Well-being As Much As Nature’s

Imagine, for a moment, a world without national parks. Yellowstone National Park is just a combo of cattle ranchers and gated communities for rich people who like the empty views.

Working With Your Hands Does Wonders for Your Brain

Using our hands may actually be key to maintaining a healthy mood, and the lack of this type of activity may contribute to feelings of irritability, apathy, and depression.

Good News Headlines 7/9/19

In the Dutch city Utrecht 316 bus stops now have a green roof. They do not only look great, they also help capture fine dust, storage of rainwater and provide cooling in the summertime…

Just 16 Minutes Of Sleep Loss Can Harm Work Concentration The Next Day

Have you had a less-than-stellar performance review lately? Do you daydream, or are you making bad decisions? It might not be about your job but about your sleep. And it’s not all your fault.

How To Start And Participate In A Buy Nothing Group

Back in 2014, I read an article about the Buy Nothing Project, a collection of independent Facebook groups across the country where members can give and receive freely in their own neighborhoods.

20 Ways You Can Help Immigrants Now

While Congress stalls, you can take other kinds of actions to help immigrants in transition, in detention, and in crisis.

The Most Cancer Suppressing Compounds Are Found In These Veggies

New research has linked a compound found in Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and other cruciferous vegetables to one of the body’s most potent tumor-suppressing genes.

Good News Headlines 7/2/19

Whales like humpbacks are famous for their mellifluous calls, typically referred to as whale songs. But right whales — three species of large baleen whales in the genus Eubalaena — have never been known to sing…

CBD: The Next Weapon In The War Against Opioid Addiction?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is everywhere, with word on the street saying that it can cure everything from a bad mood to cancer. However, most of these claims are not based on scientific evidence…

How To Get Your Kids Involved In Green Living

Here are a few helpful hints to get you and your family started on a green journey.

How To Do Nothing: Resisting The Attention Economy

Being idle in this age of hyper-productivity can sometimes leave us feeling a sense of profound guilt. Instead of enjoying a few minutes of stillness, we feel constant pressure to do something.

How Grassroots Funds Are Ensuring Abortion Access Despite Bans

Reproductive rights advocates in the Southeast are working nonstop to help low-income women.

Good News Headlines 6/25/19

Millions of Americans are seeing reports of migrants suffering abusive conditions in U.S. custody and wondering what they can do…

6 Ways To Protect Your Mental Health From Social Media’s Dangers

As a psychologist who has studied the perils of online interactions and has observed the effects of social media (mis)use on my clients’ lives, I have six suggestions of ways people can reduce the harm social media can do to their mental health.

Anger More Harmful Than Sadness

Although constructive anger can aid intimate relationships, work interactions and social expressions, it may be more harmful to an older person’s physical health than sadness.

Impact Of Electric Bicycles On The Environment

The use of electric bicycles, or e-bikes, is an innovative step towards efficiently cutting the need for burning fossil fuels by allowing anyone to use a bike for transportation regardless of health, stamina or hilly terrain.

One Of A Kind

Just be you…because no one else on Earth can!

The Resurgence Of Local Food Swap Events

The food swap movement that began sprouting a decade ago from Portland to Philadelphia, is once again popping up in new incarnations around the country.

Why Fewer And Fewer Americans Are Getting Divorced

Fewer and fewer Americans are getting divorced, with the rates falling 18% between 2008 and 2016.

Good News Headlines 6/18/19

Circus Roncalli, a German circus founded in 1976, began slowly phasing performing animals out of its show in the 1990s and now has eliminated them altogether in favor of futuristic holograms.

Mindful Eating Could Rebuild Health For Communities Of Color

There is a health crisis in low-income communities of color caused partly by poor nutrition. What’s the solution to rebuilding the health of these communities?

3 Dangers Of Rising Temperatures That Could Affect Your Health Now

I read the news about the urgency of addressing climate change, and as a mathematician who studies climate change, I was not surprised. Very worried, but not surprised.

Vandana Shiva: Everything I Need to Know I Learned In The Forest

We need to value nature’s biodiversity, clean water, and seeds. For this, nature is the best teacher.
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Daily Astrology

July 21, 2019

Planetary patterns are active so the day feels busy. Morning breezes rustle up numerous memories as the Cancer Sun conjuncts retrograde Mercury. A visit to a favorite haunt could be on the agenda. Long lost friends or neighbors could make an appearance…
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July 2019

The Nourished Festival brings together over 100 brands exhibiting the best specialty diet products! The Festivals have five zones to visit: Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Paleo, Keto and Plant-Based....

Cost: $5-$15

Where:
DCU Center - North Exhibit Hall
50 Foster Street
Worcester, MA  01608
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Sponsor: The Nourished Festivals; Enjoy Life Foods
Telephone: 847-284-9997
Contact Name: Laura
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Facilitator: Peyton Pugmire Sundays, 7/21, 8/25, 1pm-4pm Get down, boogie woogie, and paint! Join the gang for this instruction-free painting experience, including non-stop disco...

Cost: $35 (includes 1 mimosa!)

Where:
Creative Spirit
80 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA  01945
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Telephone: 781-797-0389
Contact Name: Creative Spirit
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Join us for a Reiki Share in the Usui Reiki system of natural healing. We are a gathering of Reiki practitioners who share experiences, practice Reiki and support one other. If you...

Cost: Free

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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Live life to the fullest. Let go of the past and move forward making the most out of every moment! Talk, meditation, Q & A with special guest speaker Charlie Hogg Charlie is the...

Cost: Free

Where:
At Harvard Law School
Austin Hall
1585 Mass Avenue
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Sponsor: Inner Space Meditation Center & Gallery
Telephone: 617-547-1110
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July 22–August 2 This unique program offers children a deeper awareness of who they are and how to nurture their heart and spirit while having fun. Ages 5-10, July 22-26. Ages 11-16, Jul...

Where:
Unity of Greater Portland
54 River Rd
Windham, ME  04062
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Sponsor: Dancing Jaguar
Telephone: (207) 680-6942
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Be sure to register early as this popular class typically sells out!   Gene Ang, PhD bent this twisted fork using new quantum healing techniques which clearly proved to him the ability of...

Cost: $55

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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July 24–25 This divine healing method is a set of new healing tools and cosmic energies inspired by higher beings from the star system Arcturus. It is divinely guided through the form...

Cost: $375

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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Please join us for an evening dedicated to some of the most important issues one faces when going through divorce or separation, as well as afterwards. Attorney Jennifer Hawthorne will walk you...

Cost: Free

Where:
Skylark Law & Mediation, PC
9 Main Street
Southborough, MA  01772
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Sponsor: Vesta: Redefining Divorce
Telephone: 508-744-6014
Contact Name: Deanna Coyle
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Psychic Spa Summer Tune Up Night! Come detox, relax and renew yourself for the lazy summer days in our sanctuary! We have an intimate gathering of great readers and healers providing...

Cost: Special 3-15 min. sessions - $60, 15 min. session - $25

Where:
Healing Power Of Flowers—Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles Rd
Suite A
Salem, NH  03079
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Sponsor: Healing Power Of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey Smith
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The end of any relationship, particularly by divorce, brings about many changes and emotional reactions. Join us for an important workshop led by Susan Trotter, Ph.D. to discuss the common...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kellem Mahoney Family Law & Mediation Group
100 Recreation Park Drive
Suite 201
Hingham, MA  02043
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Sponsor: Vesta: Redefining Divorce
Telephone: 508-744-6014
Contact Name: Deanna Coyle
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Please join us for a day of deep healing and transformation using Holotropic Breathwork. “Consciousness does not just passively reflect the objective material world; it plays an...

Cost: $150 until April 20th, $175 after July 25th

Where:
First Congregational Church
43 Silver Street
Greenfield, MA  01301
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Sponsor: Allen Howell, M.Ed. LMHC and Ellen Wolfe, MS HTR
Contact Name: Allen Howell
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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:
Champlain Valley Exposition
105 Pearl Street
Essex Junction, VT  05452
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Sponsor: Burlington Gem and Mineral Club
Contact Name: Christine Smart
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Welcome to Wild Vibes! Come celebrate all the wild, and join us for the ultimate day of creativity and community at the sixth annual Wild Vibes Festival! Celebrated as New England's favorite...

Cost: $79–$149, kids ages 12 and under are free.

Where:
Spring Hill Farm
117 Pond Rd
South Berwick, ME  03908
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Sponsor: Wild Vibes Fest
Telephone: 603-918-0069
Contact Name: Magnolia Campbell
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Guide: Lindsey Melancon JourneyDance™ is a powerful movement class that will take each participant through an inward journey using a blend of many disciplines including shamanic...

Cost: $27

Where:
Creative Spirit
80 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA  01945
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Telephone: 781-797-0389
Contact Name: Creative Spirit
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Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28, 10:30am–4:30pm A Weekend Devoted to Renewing Appreciation for Your Body You are invited to join Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, certified yoga...

Cost: Early Registration $295 by June 27 ($325 thereafter)

Where:
Yogalife Institute of NH
6 Chestnut Street
Exeter, NH  03833
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Sponsor: YogaLife Institute of NH
Telephone: 603-867-3969
Contact Name: Alice Bentley
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Medical Intuitive Remote Healing with Sue & Aaron Singleton This powerful distant healing session is available to people all over the world! You don't need to be a private student or...

Cost: $35

Where:
Everywhere/Remote
, MA


Sponsor: The Way To Balance, LLC Center for Advanced Healing & Training
Telephone: 978-834-0341
Contact Name: Veronica
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With Sue & Aaron Singleton Coughing, sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, constant mucous drainage, etc. are all signs that you may have seasonal allergies. What time of the year do your...

Cost: $35

Where:
Everywhere/Remote
, MA


Sponsor: The Way To Balance, LLC Center for Advanced Healing & Training
Telephone: 978-834-0341
Contact Name: Veronica
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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:
Windlewisp
665 Depot St
North Harwich, MA  02645
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Sponsor: The Eclectic Institute of Aromatherapy and Herbal Studies
Telephone: 774-232-1721
Contact Name: Linda Patterson
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