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A Winter Herbal Almanac

With winter’s seemingly omnipresent cold and flu season upon us, it is in our best interest to be proactive and to start taking preventative measures.

Ayurvedic Solutions For Women

Every stage of a woman’s life presents specific needs and challenges. Today’s women, in particular, are looking for ways to balance family, career, community, and personal growth.

Chelation Therapy: A Shot in the Arm Towards Better Health

Each year over 500,000 Americans die of cardiovascular disease, our nation's number one killer, and an estimated 1,500,000 new cases are diagnosed.

EarthTalk: Environmentally Friendly Sanitary Pads

Women of ancient cultures couldn't buy feminine hygiene products at the supermarket or drugstore chain, so they improvised, fashioning them instead out of various natural and biodegradable materials...

Every Woman Deserves a Doula

A doula. It’s not so new, actually. There have been women supporting women through birth since the dawn of time.

Musings: We Are All Born Healers

My 83-year-old friend Jerry shared this story with me recently about natural healing “the old way.”

The Cambridge Doula Program: Helping Women Access Their Deepest Courage

When Kate Ellsworth birthed at the Cambridge Birth Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts last September, she had support from a doula provided free by the Cambridge Health Alliance.

The Joys of Plant and Natural Medicine

When I was about 12, my family moved into a new house. Exploring the backyard, I found an interesting smelling plant with green spikes shooting up.

Winter Health the Natural Living Way

Winter is coming and our immune system is often put to the test. How will yours do this winter?
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Archive »Food

Stevia: Nature's Sweet Little Secret

If you want to decrease your sugar intake and are concerned about the safety of artificially manufactured non-caloric sweeteners such as Splenda®, Sweet ’n Low® or Equal®, then consider using stevia.

Test Before You Ingest

For years, in search of the cure for a deep relentless bellyache and inability to digest anything, I tried nearly every diet intervention that I ran across.

Whole Foods Healthy Cooking: One Pot Wonders

Last week a colleague of mine excitedly showed me a new diet she found. It promised rapid weight loss by eating fast foods like donuts, potato chips, cheeseburgers and frozen meals.
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Archive »Green Living

An Indoor Winter Reiki Garden

A new age in garden practices is blooming including organic gardening and bringing heirloom varieties of seeds back into home gardens.

Earth Talk: Dishwasher and Laundry Soaps

The average North American produces between 60 and 150 gallons of wastewater every day, much of it a result of washing dishes and clothes.

EarthTalk: Paper or Plastic?

Yes the city of San Francisco did just recently ban plastic bags. Large supermarkets and pharmacies there must eliminate plastic shopping bags by early 2008 in favor of bags made from either paper or compostable and biodegradable cornstarch.

Feng Shui for Everyday: Office Spaces

Feeling trapped in your windowless office cubicle? Try some feng shui advice to bring harmony to your office space.

Greener Homes and Gardens: Tips For "Greening" Your Wedding

With all the excess of energy and material expended for just one day of a traditional wedding, planning a wedding for the “green” bride and groom may seem impossible...

Journey Into The Amazon

It was the winter of 1994, and I traveled upriver in the Amazon, away from the remote frontier town of Iquitos. As we traveled further and further upriver each day...
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Archive »Mind & Spirit

A Druid Looks at Plants and Planets through Flower Essences

When I began my astrology practice twelve years ago, I felt constricted by the traditional once-per-year contact with the client.

Clay as a Remedy

The four essential elements offered to us from our Earth — earth, air, fire and water — have tremendous healing power.

Living With a Nature Lover

My husband has four pairs of glasses. He also has three toothbrushes, three different kinds of shampoo, and an entire duffel bag full of health and beauty aids that he carries around with him whenever he goes on overnight trips.

The Downside of Multitasking: The Benefits of Being Present

We are living in the age of multi-tasking, a practice so pervasive it has permeated the home, the workplace and even childhood.

Winter’s Mysteries

The silence of a frozen swamp at dusk deep in snow is close to the moment of pure being when one breath is exhaled before another is drawn in.
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Archive »Politics and Community

Cultural Crossroads: Columbus Day

"Gold is most excellent; gold constitutes treasure; and he who has it does all he wants in the world, and can even lift souls up to Paradise."- Christopher Columbus, 1503 letter to the king and queen of Spain.
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Daily Astrology

February 20, 2020

The first third of today is dominated by the union of the Capricorn Moon, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto. These planets have not all been gathered in the Sign of the Goat since 1284, seven hundred and thirty-six years ago! Indeed, we are now granted an…
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February 2020

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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January 19th, February 16th, March 8th by appointment only. Kinetic Chain Release (KCR) to balance body, resolve leg length discrepancies, reduce back, shoulder, knee, hip pain and reduce stress...

Cost: $65 to $145

Where:
Leapin' Lizards
449 Forest Ave
Portland, ME  04101
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Sponsor: Leapin' Lizards
Telephone: 207-221-2363
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With Anna DeWitte Mondays—starts 1/27 Our next new class! Join Anna (one of our recent grads) for her mild heat class! The temperature will hover around 80 degrees which helps to loosen...

Cost: $17

Where:
State of Grace Yoga & Wellness Center
104 East Hartford Ave.
Uxbridge, MA  01569
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Sponsor: State of Grace Yoga and Wellness Center
Telephone: 508-278-2818
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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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Automatic & Channel Writing — Class 1 of 3 Discussion of channel writing and then spending the rest of the class practicing writing. Getting comfortable writing either with paper and...

Cost: At door $20; online reg. $15

Where:
The Healing Power of Flowers — Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles Rd, Unit A
Salem, NH  03079
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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey
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In celebration of Pediatric Dentistry Month and recognizing children’s oral health as a foundation for life-long health, join us for a free, fun and informational evening about how holistic...

Cost: Free

Where:
The BioMed Center New England
111 Chestnut Street
Ste 1
Providence, RI  02903
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Sponsor: The BioMed Center New England
Telephone: 833-8BIOMED
Contact Name: Admin Desk
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Free Workshop: What happens to the marital home in divorce? Join us for this timely seminar led by Attorney Beth Aarons, Realtor Sky Minckler, and Mortgage Consultant Craig Tashjian as they...

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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Are you considering, going through or recovering from divorce? Join us at our FREE Daytime Divorce Boot Camp, and we’ll help you get into shape! In response to requests from people who...

Cost: Free

Where:
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
180 Wells Avenue
Suite 300
Newton, MA  02459
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Sponsor: Vesta: Redefining Divorce
Telephone: 508-744-6014
Contact Name: Deanna Coyle
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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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February 22nd & 23rd Deepen your knowledge and practice of Reiki. Facilitated by Lou Orsan, Reiki Shihan (Master-Teacher) This two-day Level II Training enhances...

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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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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