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Can You Detect The Subtle Messages Your Body Is Sending You?

If we listen to our body, we can pick up the faintest, earliest warnings that something is amiss. With skill, these messages can be detected long before the health issue becomes serious...

Will Obamacare Support Alternative Holistic Practices?

It’s going to be very interesting to see what effect the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has on alternative medicine practices...
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Archive »Food

Backyard Wild Spring Greens

For many of us in New England, when we think of spring we get excited to see seed catalogs and start planning our spring gardens in February...

Book Review — The Truth About Food: the Good, the Bad and the Downright Dangerous

Warning: trying to eat healthfully may cause serious food confusion...

Food: The Weak Link

The world is in transition from an era of food abundance to one of scarcity. Over the last decade, world grain reserves have fallen by one third. World food prices have more than doubled...

Let Food Heal Your Body — An interview with Dr. Brian Clement

For close to four decades, Brian Clement, Ph.D, NMD, LN, has stood at the forefront of the progressive health movement through his pioneering research on disease recovery...

Musings: Beyond Food

The truth is no one could keep up with all the current nutrition advice because there are too many conflicting choices. Even holistic experts cannot agree on a healthy diet...

New Opportunities for Urban Gardeners

Interest in urban agriculture is growing locally as well as nationally — a trend that is truly a cause for celebration...

Save Our Seeds

The world has lost 75% of the genetic diversity in food crops in a mere century. As crop diversity diminishes, food crops go extinct and plants lose the ability to adapt to climate change, pests and disease...

Urban Farm School Visionary Food Growers

The Urban Farm School in Asheville, NC, is a 28-week immersion program that trains people of all backgrounds to grow their food through hands-on learning...
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Archive »Green Living

Book Review — Love Letter to the Earth

In Love Letter to the Earth beloved monk Thich Nhat Hanh reminds us that bodhisattvas don't always take human form...

EarthTalk: Is Human Overpopulation On the Decline?

Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that human overpopulation isn’t such a big issue any more as numbers are expected to start declining in a few decades?

Healthy Bodies Need Healthy Soil

I spend my days in a sterile 8x10 room practicing family medicine and yet my mind is in the soil. This is because I’m discovering just how much this rich, dark substance influences the day-to-day health of my patients...
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Archive »Mind & Spirit

10 Ways To Invite New Spring Energy Into Your Home

In traditional spring cleaning we get out the mop and sponge and roll up our sleeves. But when the buds are coming up from the ground and the air is fresh, a new, vibrantly alive energy also arrives...

A Festival of Universal Cooperation

In the opening decades of the third millennium, all life on Earth is threatened by environmental despoliation and nuclear war...

Book Review — Mixing Essential Oils for Magic: Aromatic Alchemy for Personal Blends

Scents stir our deep memories and in doing so support psychic work and connect us to something beyond ourselves...

Book Review — The Dude and the Zen Master

The Dude and the Zen Master explores the often noted, and according to the Coen brothers, unintended, Zen wisdom as the film's appeal...

Feng Shui Tips for Basement Home Office and Living In A Snout House

I’ve recently decided to move my office into my home to save commuting time and rental expenses. The only place available in my home is the basement area...

Technology In Our Homes

Given how important home is, how can we create a place that nurtures and protects the real needs of our children?

What Dog Are You Feeding?

To identify and quash a negative mind-set, SEALs stop to ask themselves one simple question: Am I feeding Fear Dog or Courage Dog?
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Archive »Politics and Community

Abortion Rates Decline

Between 2008 and 2011, the national abortion rate declined by 13 percent, according to a new report from the Guttmacher Institute that will be published in a...

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...

Halting Smart Meter Installation in Massachusetts and Beyond

In January of this year, Governor Patrick announced that the state will pour millions of dollars into “demand response systems” that will advance a mandate to install wireless so-called “smart meters” in Massachusetts...

Northeastern States Pursue Regional GMO Labeling

While big GMO labeling initiatives were defeated recently in both California and Washington states, over 30 states currently have GMO labeling laws winding their way through the legislative process...

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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Daily Astrology

January 28, 2020

Nighttime dreams can cause vague dissatisfaction or deep unease. The Pisces Moon is conjunct Neptune and testing Mars. Breathe. Relax. Be sure to consume only healthy foods and drink. Slow down and be careful if you’re on the road overnight, when Mars’…
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January 2020

What is an animal totem/power animal? Does everyone have them? Do animals communicate with us? Join us! Get these questions answered and more. We will explore the world of animals, learn how...

Cost: $65

Where:
Private Office
Andover, MA


Sponsor: Diana Harris
Contact Name: Diana Harris
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Come shine with us! Join us in harmony and in our goal to bring the light of Spiritualism forward to all those who are searching.

Where:
VFW Post 2597
775 Boston Rd, Rt 3A
Billerica, MA
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Sponsor: The Spiritualist Fellowship Church Of New England
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Join the Initiating Inspiration Book Club, a partnership with the Waltham Public Library and the Agape Spiritual Community. We are reading Evicted by Matthew Desmond. Copies of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Waltham Public Library
735 Main Street
Waltham, MA  02451
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Sponsor: Waltham Public Library
Telephone: 781-314-3429
Contact Name: Louise Goldstein
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Discover Beauty. Discover Goodness. Discover Yourself. Your soul’s gifts are waiting. Breathe. Find stillness. The spark you need to ignite your life is here, within. Max Meditation...

Cost: $15

Where:
Modern Mystery School Boston
132 Charles St
3rd Floor
Auburndale, MA  02466
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Sponsor: Modern Mystery School Boston
Telephone: 617-694-0994
Contact Name: Jordan Bain
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2nd and 4th Monday of every month This psychic message circle is for anyone wishing to raise their connection using their psychic centers known as the “clairs.” Learn how to use...

Cost: $20

Where:
Messages From Heaven Healing and Learning Center
646 Central Street
Suite 3
Leominster, MA
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Join us for this special evening with Magdalena of My Metaphysical Maven. The topic is fear and anxiety and how to tell what's anxiety versus what's a message from the universe. We'll...

Cost: Free

Where:
Waltham Public Library
735 Main Street
Waltham, MA  02451
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Sponsor: Waltham Public Library
Telephone: 781-314-3441
Contact Name: Debora Hoffman
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Did you know that practicing energetic hygiene plays an important role in maintaining a healthy mind, body, spirit and even your home? Everything is made up of energy including us! Energy can...

Cost: $10

Where:
Center For Inner Wellness
26B Main Street
Chester, MA  01011
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Sponsor: Center For Inner Wellness
Telephone: 413-315-1133
Contact Name: Maureen Suriner
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January 29–March 25 With Jody Daniels, MBA and Natalia Cepeda, MA Why take Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)? To better manage your stress and enhance...

Cost: $600–$650

Where:
CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion
1035 Cambridge St
Suite 21A
Cambridge, MA  02141
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Telephone: 617-591-6132
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Join the Marion Institute for our Winter Film Series, a curated line-up of health documentaries that will change the way you think about food, medicine, and disease. Each film will be followed by...

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Luke’s Hospital McBratney Amphitheater
101 Page Street
New Bedford, MA  02740
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Sponsor: Marion Institute
Telephone: 508-748-0816
Contact Name: Patti Rego
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"Master your breath, let the self be in bliss, contemplate on the sublime within you.” —Krishnamacharya Join us for an evening of deep exploration and transformation using the...

Cost: $40

Where:
Friends Meeting House
5 Longfellow Park
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Sponsor: Allen Howell, M.Ed. LMHC
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A fundraising evening of song, stories, and slideshow honoring the migrants seeking political asylum in the US. Co-sponsored by the Peace and Justice group of Cambridge Friends...

Where:
Cambridge Friends Meeting House
(in the Friends Rm)
5 Longfellow Park
Cambridge , MA  02138
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January 31–February 2, 2020 Enjoy heart-opening talks, music, spiritual discussion, connect with like-minded people. Free and open to the public. Attend any or all sessions.  Guest...

Where:
Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel
Springfield, MA


Telephone: (508) 754-9042
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Led by Chuck Raffoni ( E-RYT200) named a “person making postiive change in the world for the LGBTQ Community” by Pride Connections and featured on NBC's Today Show for...

Cost: $50

Where:
The Athlete's Yoga
Woburn, MA


Sponsor: www.yogawithchuck.com
Contact Name: Chuck
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Participate in the fourth annual Lincoln Holistic Wellness Fair!  Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 11:00am–5:00pm in Lincoln, Massachusetts The Lincoln Holistic Wellness Fair...

Cost: $50

Where:
The Pierce House
17 Weston Road
Lincoln, MA  01773
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Sponsor: Lincoln Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 781-738-1920
Contact Name: Jai Kaur

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This free event showcases an impressive variety of wellness practitioners offering complimentary sample treatments, short classes, demos, presentations, and healthy treats. Mark your calendars...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Pierce House
17 Weston Road
Lincoln, MA  01773
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Sponsor: Lincoln Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 781-738-1920
Contact Name: Jai Kaur

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Get a personal teaching for Brother Granite's new Visionary Shamanism Tarot. This class includes the new Visionary Shamanism Tarot deck as well a 90 minute one on one class with Brother Granite...

Cost: $80

Where:
407 Deans Plaza
407 Rte 44
The Enchanted Forest Taunton
Raynham, MA  02767
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Sponsor: Brother Granite
Telephone: 774-208-6195
Contact Name: Granite
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