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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.

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.

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 Grassroots Funds Are Ensuring Abortion Access Despite Bans

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

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.

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.

Marijuana Is A Lot More Than Just THC—A Pharmacologist Looks At The Untapped Healing Compounds

Medical marijuana is legal in 33 states as of November 2018. Yet the federal government still insists marijuana has no legal use and is easy to abuse.

Japan Leads The Way: No Vaccine Mandates And No MMR Vaccine = Healthier Children

With a population of 127 million, Japan has the healthiest children and the very highest “healthy life expectancy” in the world—and the least vaccinated children of any developed country.

What Three Generations Of California Families Can Tell Us About The Links Between Our Health And Our Environment

A decades-long study offers valuable insights into the relationship between the environment in which we live and cancer, autoimmune diseases and other disorders.

How To Instantly Read People: An Underrated Ability

Compared to other senses like vision and hearing, we tend to ignore the information from our sense of smell with the exception of flowers, food being prepared and, of course, those lucky people who have discovered aromatherapy.

6 Ways To Stay Healthy As You Age

While problems such as Alzheimer’s and heart disease do have a genetic component, lifestyle trumps genes. Physical aging is shaped by lifestyle choices in physical exercise, diet, attitude, and social support.

6 Natural Treatments And Exercises To Relieve Frozen Shoulder

The shoulder is one of the most flexible joints in the body but if you don’t use it for a while, it will stop functioning properly.

Can Sitting Less Decrease Your Risk Of Heart Disease?

Too much sitting has long been criticized for contributing to premature mortality, Type 2 diabetes, and a host of other illnesses. In a new study of 5,638 women, we looked at how sedentary behavior was related to future cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Breastfeeding Boosts Metabolites Important For Brain Growth

Breast milk is always better than formula because it provides critical nutrients and a diverse array of antioxidant protection as well.

Your New Healthy Habits? They’re Ancient

These early Native traditions spur physical well-being.

Share Your Testimony To Support Health Freedom Bill S665

We are looking to galvanize support for bill S665 through the collection of powerful personal testimonials.

What Is Mud’s Dirty Little Secret?

For thousands of years, it’s been wallowed in and slathered on for both medicine and beauty. Science says it works.

7 Everyday Tonics That Help Your Body Adjust To Stress And Anxiety

We’ve all been there — feeling like there’s just some pep missing in our step. Thankfully, there’s a natural (and tasty!) solution in your pantry.

How To Optimize Your Recovery After A Stroke

Stroke is a massively pervasive problem in the U.S., with an estimated 795,000 strokes occurring each year. It’s the fifth leading cause of death, killing an estimated 142,000 annually.

Acid Reflux Meds Lead To Disease

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which include well-known brand names Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid, are among the most prescribed medications in the world.

Seven Principles Of Cancer Treatment

Ninety-two percent of Hope4Cancer’s patients arrive with Stage 4 cancer or have severely metastasized cancers.

Nature’s 9 Most Powerful Medicinal Plants And The Science Behind Them

Today, we live in a time when manufactured medicines and prescriptions prevail, but do they have to be the only approach to healing?

How To Promote In-Home Care For Your Loved Ones

In-home health care for seniors helps maintain independent living and a high quality of life. If your loved one needs professional health care, in-home care services can help get the complete care seniors need.

Clear Space For Your Dreams

The feelings of a moment can imprint and cling to a space which, if not cleared, means you are walking through the energy of it every day. How do we move past all this garbage?

Self-Care at Midlife

The third stage of life, midlife, is real and important, and it requires a new kind of inner adventure, writes self-care celebrity author and guru Cheryl Richardson.

Self-Care Wisdom

A collection of self-care stories, tips and inspiration

Bio-Electricity — The Most Overlooked Factor Of The Technological Revolution

Could wireless radiation be ruining our sex lives?

Stop Your Tics By Learning What Triggers Them

Like most in the Tourette community, I believed that my child’s tics were inevitable and out of our control. A new world has now opened up for us.

Self-Care To Maintain Eye Health At Any Age

You can learn to help preserve your eyesight and become an active participant in your own vision care.

Is It Selfish To Take Time For Self-Care?

As a functional medicine and Oriental medicine doctor seeing patients with complex chronic diseases, I admit my perspective may be skewed. However, it seems to me as if a majority of our culture is excessively worried and maintains an unhealthfully busy schedule.

Musings: How To Turn Self-Care Into Self-Cure

Fifteen years ago my dear friend Patricia Burke, an energy sensitive canary-in-the-coal-mine coping with living in a wifi world, sent me “Healing Wombs: The Arvigo® Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy,” an article to publish in Spirit of Change.

Natural Healing For A Broken Ankle

It was the first Friday of the new year. The year was 2014 and I was living in hilly central Massachusetts. Temperatures had been in the frigid zone for days, and the ground was covered by a crystalline snow blanket.

Bringing Sleep Patterns Into Diet Plans

The timings of our meals effect our ability to lose weight, so the integration of sleep rhythm data would help to build more effective personalized diet guides, experts have said.

A Newbie’s Guide To Earthing

These days, the term “earthing” refers to sitting, standing or walking barefoot outside so that you have direct contact with grass, sand and the bare ground.

Is Charcoal Toothpaste Effective?

Activated charcoal is a popular topic these days from cleansing your face, detoxing and even brushing your teeth. More experts are questioning whether toothpastes containing charcoal are detrimental in the long-term.

The Gifts Of One Spirit Medicine

You can grow a new body. You know you can, because you have already grown a body once before.

Top Reasons To Meditate Daily

Beth was diagnosed with a 2-inch tumor that had metastasized to her lymph nodes and lungs. Instead of radiation, she decided to address her disease on a whole different level. Here's how she cleared her lymph nodes and shrank her tumor by almost three-quarters in only two months.

6 Healthy Sleep Habits

By making just a few small adjustments to your nighttime routine, which can include creating new ambiance, adding natural sleep aids, and cutting out distractions, you could see dramatic improvements in your sleep.

How To Train The Body’s Own Cells To Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Drug-resistant superbugs have threatened human health for decades. The situation is getting worse because of the shortage of new antibiotics.

Magic Mushrooms For Palliative Care Patients

Palliative care patients are being treated with the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms in a bid to reduce their anxiety during end of life care.

The Best Diet For Rheumatoid Arthritis: Reviewing The Evidence

Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most common autoimmune diseases. It affects up to 1.3% of the population worldwide, mostly women.

Most Caregivers Of People With Dementia Are Family Members, And They Need Help

Family care of an older adult has emerged as an essential element of the U.S. health care system, with 83 percent of long-term care provided to older adults coming from family members or other unpaid helpers.

Act Now To Protect Holistic Health Care In Massachusetts

We urgently need your help now. The free practice of Reiki is at risk in Massachusetts, as is Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Yoga, Herbalism, Qigong, Polarity, Alexander Technique, Shiatsu and many other alternative and complementary modalities.

What Are Prebiotics? A Detailed Look At Prebiotic Foods And Fiber

You may have heard of probiotics, but do you know about prebiotics? Despite the similarity in names, there are some key differences.

Is The Chickenpox Vaccine Creating A Shingles Epidemic?

Many of you reading this probably remember having chickenpox as a child. You were likely tired, feverish and had an itchy rash, which subsequently cleared up, leaving you with lifelong natural immunity.

Natural Remedies For Hair Loss

In a world where many of our ills and ailments are treated with medication or surgery, natural remedies often go overlooked. Hair loss is quickly falling into this trap…

Yoga As A Part Of Holistic Drug Addiction Treatment

Addiction treatment implements pharmacological and cognitive behavioral therapies that comprise many methods and techniques, aimed to ease the withdrawal process and teach the patient to live without drugs.

Can A Strict Vegetable Diet Cure Cancer?

As the number of new cancer cases per year is expected to rise to 23.6 million by 2030 worldwide, people are desperate for answers, turning to alternative therapies that fall outside the typical “slash, burn, poison” treatment model.

5 Flu Vaccine Myths Every Person Should Know

From commercials, to TV shows and bill boards, you can’t miss the rush to propagandize flu vaccines for pregnant mothers, children and the elderly every fall.

Lessons From A Century After The Flu Epidemic Of 1918: How Conventional Medicine Killed Millions And How Homeopathic Medicines Saved Millions

Every fall and winter, the media begins pumping stories about why you should be afraid, even very afraid, of the flu.
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July 18, 2019

Morning meetings and discussions can be amazingly productive. The Aquarius Moon is in a fine angle with Jupiter, a promoter’s delight. Positive thinking, clarity and receptivity to new ideas are fostered. Adding to the rosy glow is a midday trine between…
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This meditation we'll do a brief chat about holly for the 8th month of the Celtic Tree Wheel of the year cycle. We will be working with holly and deer essences tonight. Please note this is only...

Cost: Pre-registered $10 or $15 at door

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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Join author Lois Hermann for the exclusive pre-launch of her book, Chronicles of Hope. Author meet-and-greet Presentation Book reading and Q & A Exclusive opportunity to purchase an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hunt Memorial Building
6 Main Street
Nashua, NH  03062
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Sponsor: Lois Hermann & Associates
Telephone: 603-566-2193
Contact Name: Christine Snyder
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In collaboration with Sail Satori Instructors: Captain James Ashton and Peyton Pugmire Tuesday mornings, 7/9, 8/6, 9:30am-11:30am Thursday evenings, 7/18, 8/15, 6pm-8pm Sail away,...

Cost: $85 (Tuesday morning)/$97 (Thursday evening)

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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Arthritis is one of the leading causes of disability in America. This two hour workshop will talk about how yoga can provide gentle and safe movement for all your joints with gradual progression....

Cost: $30 early-bird ($35 after 7/15)

Where:
Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 Lyman Street, Suite 108B
Westborough Shopping Center
Westborough, MA  01581
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Sponsor: www.SOHUM.org
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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Are you separated, divorced, or in the process of divorce? Whatever stage you are in—just considering divorce or many years post divorce—our Divorce Resource Nights have something for...

Cost: Free

Where:
Leading Edge Real Estate
1756 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA  02420
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Sponsor: Vesta: Redefining Divorce
Telephone: 508-744-6014
Contact Name: Deanna Coyle
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You can find love through online dating, if you know the best ways to approach it. At this dynamic workshop facilitated by Susan Trotter, Ph.D., you will learn how to have more fun and...

Cost: $39

Where:
Newton North High School
457 Walnut Street
Newton, MA  02460
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Sponsor: Vesta: Redefining Divorce
Telephone: 508-744-6014
Contact Name: Deanna Coyle
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July 19–22 Thai Yoga Massage (TYM) is an ancient healing art that combines the alignment of the breath, yoga asana, and mindfulness meditation of Metta (loving compassion) into a flowing...

Cost: $550

Where:
Frog Lotus Yoga
189 Beaver St. #207
North Adams, MA  01247
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Sponsor: Triple Gem School of Thai Massage
Telephone: 508-510-0241
Contact Name: Jennifer Yarro
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July 19–23, 2019 Share family quality time together in a supportive community amidst the beautiful Berkshire Mountains. The retreat is open to parents, grandparents, and guardians with...

Where:
Eastover Estate & Retreat
430 East Street
Lenox, MA  01240
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Telephone: 866-264-5139
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July 19–21 Organic lunches, Friday night dinner, then 10-4 both days. Identification, product-making, direct experiential connection with the plants on 30 acres. Essences, self-care,...

Cost: $350

Where:
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Networking / Supervision / Support  We are a varied group of holistic practitioners in metro-west Boston and we welcome new practitioner-members. We invite any local practitioner,...

Where:
Lincoln, MA


Telephone: 781-738-1920
Contact Name: Jai Kaur Annamaria

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Learn both the hands-on healing and the spiritual self-development applications of Reiki. Facilitated by Lou Orsan, Reiki Shihan (Master-Teacher) This one-day class covers the basic...

Cost: $150

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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July 20–21, 2019 Why Take Level I: Marconic ‘No-touch’ Healing Protocol? Marconics is hailed by spirit as ‘The Vehicle of Ascension.’ Whether you...

Cost: $450, $150 deposit holds your space.

Where:
Crystal Essence
39 Railroad St
Great Barringont, MA  01230
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Sponsor: Marconics Southern New England Teacher Team
Telephone: 203-533-9633
Contact Name: Julie Oakes
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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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July 20–21, 2109 This program will run from 9:30am to 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday. A 90 minute midday break is included. Class size is limited to 20 students only, be sure to...

Cost: $135

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street
Suite 1A
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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