Summer 2014

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Health Is Normal

The best care that doctors of any type can do is to remove interferences that may be preventing your body from expressing its normal and optimal health potential...

New Hope for Tired Brains

Until recently, neurologists believed that a person's brain stopped physically developing when they were 25 to 35 years old...

Not All Belly Fat Is Fat

Not all belly fat is fat. Sometimes it is bloat, sometimes constipation, sometimes water weight and, yes, sometimes belly fat is just fat...

Truth In Advertising?

It's hard to imagine that parents were once encouraged to "do their children a favor" and place them on a "strict regimen of sodas...

You, Too, Can Grow Fresh, New Bone

In most people, sometime during your 30s, your bone mass will begin to decline gradually. Exercise, however, naturally builds stronger bones...
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Archive »Food

Book Review: The Blender Girl: 100 Gluten-Free and Vegan Recipes

The plant based blender-inspired recipes for meals, snacks and desserts are tasty, gluten-free and vegan....

Food: The Weak Link Test Article

We are entering a new era of rising food prices and spreading hunger. On the demand side of the food equation, population growth, rising affluence, and the conversion of food into fuel for cars are combining to raise consumption by record amounts. On the supply side, extreme soil erosion, growing water shortages, and the earth’s rising temperature are making it more difficult to expand production.

Love Chocolate, Love Self

It’s my belief that in order to have a healthy relationship with anything or anyone, including food, we have to be very honest, open, aware and present with what is real and alive in ourselves...
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Archive »Green Living

EarthTalk: Protecting Gray Wolves

Dear EarthTalk: Is the gray wolf still endangered in the United States and how successful have re-intoduction efforts been?

Safer and More Effective Sunscreens

Dear EarthTalk: With summer officially here now, what can you tell us about which sunscreens are safe and which are not?
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Archive »Mind & Spirit

Animal Wisdom, Learning from the Spiritual Lives of Animals

On a ski vacation with his family a Welsh Corgi named Oly is presumed to have tragically perished in an avalanche slide.

Astrology Forecast for Summer 2014

Summertime holds so many delights — long hours of daylight with easy-going, shirtsleeve weather, fresh local produce, backyard barbecues, jaunts to favorite beaches and parks, and of course, stargazing on warm nights...

Astrology Forecast for Summer 2014

Summertime holds so many delights — long hours of daylight with easy-going, shirtsleeve weather, fresh local produce, backyard barbecues, jaunts to favorite beaches and parks, and of course, stargazing on warm nights...

Book Review: The Life Organizer: A Woman's Guide to a Mindful Year

Your to-do list is bursting and your morning got derailed. Now what?...

Book Review: The Tao of Intimacy and Ecstasy: Realizing the Promise of the Spiritual Union

Our idea of intimate partnership is steeped in emotion, and sexual relationships, in particular, often carry a lot of psychological baggage...

Compassion Mojo

Living a quiet life up until recently in the mountains of Montana, Lama Tsomo is building a Buddhist retreat center there and developing a plan to teach Tibetan Buddhism via a network of living-room learning and practice circles...

Embracing Our Shadow

Human beings are like icebergs, only the tip showing. Below the water is a mass of psychological history, karma and ancestral influences...

Feng Shui for Everyday: Hidden Benefits in Your Bathroom

I have always flushed my toilet with the lid closed, but I heard you can flush away bad chi in your home by leaving the lid open when you flush. Is this true?

Habits of Change

Changing habits is one of the most fundamental skills you can learn, because it allows you to reshape your life, to reshape who you are...

Musings: Sacred Circle

Ideally, we will use new technology for all its worth to clean up the planet and lift humanity out of its poverty, war and disease...

Rowboating With Hobos

I am always relieved to turn to optimistic views on autism. I have long suspected that autism is a natural intellectual function correlating to our increasing need for specialized, nonlinear, incoherent, and advanced thinking styles...

Technology In Our Homes

Home is where it all begins. At its best, our home life is what nourishes, protects, and sustains us — kids and grown-ups alike. Given how important this is, how can we create a place that nurtures and protects the real needs of our children?

Yoga Wisdom for Modern Relationships

There is a profound truth in Yoga philosophy that at first seems pessimistic, but once understood, brings freedom and the experience of unconditional love...

You’ve Got To Have Friends

Having at least six close friends can significantly decrease diagnoses of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and mortality rates, and the benefits of friendship extend beyond physical health...
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Archive »Politics and Community

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.

Lessons Learned on Winning the GMO Labeling Vote

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

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...
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Daily Astrology

April 7, 2020

A panoramic array of aspects adorns this Full “Pink” Moon day. The tense mid-afternoon square between fiery Mars and unpredictable Uranus warrants extreme caution if you’re traveling or using machinery. Pay extra close attention while doing even the most…
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April 2020

April 5–8 Kundalini Yoga Therapy for Facing Death & Transforming Grief with Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD, Director of Guru Ram Das Center for Medicine & Humanology When we...

Cost: $688

Where:
Available Remotely
, MA


Sponsor: Yoga At The Ashram
Telephone: 508-376-4525
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Thich Nhat Hanh describes mindfulness as “the capacity to be aware of what is going on – what is there.” In these extraordinarily volatile times of racism-related dukkah, it may...

Cost: Suggested donation for general attendance is $15. CE credits available for $30.

Where:
Online
, MA


Sponsor: Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy
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Are you going through a divorce, contemplating divorce, or recovering from divorce? Join our online Divorce Boot Camp, and we’ll help you get into shape! Join us and learn about the finer...

Cost: Free

Where:
Online Event
, MA


Sponsor: Vesta: Redefining Divorce
Telephone: 508-744-6014
Contact Name: Deanna Coyle
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Join us on Facebook Live for a guided meditation in the energy of this month’s full moon.

Cost: $11

Where:
Facebook Live
, MA


Sponsor: The LoveLight Center
Telephone: (207) 216-9584
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Message from Ritu Kapur: I sincerely hope that you are staying healthy and taking care of yourself during these uncertain times. I am seeing/ noticing a lot of anxiety and worry everywhere, not...

Cost: Free

Where:
Online
, MA


Sponsor: Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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Robert Rivest will share powerful mindfulness practices that accentuate the positive, build greater resiliency and compassion for yourself and others, and empower you to live your best...

Cost: $20 early bird

Where:
Online
, MA


Sponsor: Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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