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Energy Medicine’s Radiant Circuits

"Happiness is our natural state,” asserts neurochemist Candace Pert in Molecules of Emotion. “Bliss,” she tells us, speaking of endorphins and other neurotransmitters that support joy, “is hardwired.”

Musings: Greening The Earth

I see a whole lot of uprooting and replanting going on these days as our country undergoes major overhauls in healthcare, energy policy, finances, transportation, retail, housing, education, national security.

Energy Medicine: The Auric Embrace

The aura is a multilayered sphere of energy that emanates from your body and interacts with the atmosphere of the Earth.

Homeopathy: The Green Revolution's Quiet Healthcare Hero

Today's newspaper headline declares health care is in another crisis.

Letter to President Obama

Dear Mr. President,You have said that our health-care costs and the financial health of our economy are inextricably linked.

Is Acupuncture Right for You?

Holistic means “encompassing the whole.” Unlike Western medicine’s attempt to alleviate individual symptoms...

Musings: Healing With Food

Embedded within every crisis is the seed of opportunity. While a crisis means that change is imminent...

Round and Round: Reiki for Vestibular Disorders

Imagine visiting New York City for the first time in your life, but you are not able to...

Restoring Affordable Health Care Through Community

While Maslow's hierarchy of basic human needs begins with food...

What is Energy Medicine?

In energy medicine, energy is the medicine, and you are the practitioner, the one who inhabits the body being cared for.

Banishing Winter Blues

It’s that time of the year — the days are getting a little shorter, the mornings are crisper and the leaves are in the midst of beautiful, colorful changes.

Deepening the Roots Within

One of my favorite Kudzu comics is a drawing of two men sitting on a log on a lazy afternoon waiting for the fish to bite.

How The Body Performs Healing Miracles

The human body is trainable. It can correct the over and under reactions leading to disease and symptoms.

Reversing Incurable Disease

Eighteen years ago I sat across from my doctor and heard, "The good news is you don't have cancer; the bad news…you have multiple sclerosis (MS).

The Art of Self-Induced Healing

Over the past 30 years as an author, speaker, teacher and surgeon, Bernie Siegel, MD has touched thousands of lives all over the planet with healing.

Acid or Antacid? That is the Question

A low level of stomach acid production occurs in 47% of the general population, the highest incidence being found in people over fifty years old.

Aromatherapy 101

Aromatherapy is the art of healing the mind, body and spirit with essential oils, which have been harvested from nature.

Diagnosis Shock: The Unrecognized Burden of Illness

Diagnosis shock is the traumatic reaction people experience the moment they first suspect or are told that they have a serious physical or emotional illness.

Holistic Moms Support Informed Consent for Vaccinations

The Holistic Moms Network (HMN), a national non-profit with more than 120 chapters across the U.S., extends its support to the Poling family, whose daughter Hannah descended into...

Musings: Refresh Your Health

As the presidential campaign heats up this summer, our nation will search its collective heart, mind and soul by sifting through the promises and lofty aspirations...

Walking Your Blues Away

Trauma is nothing new to the human race. We are certainly familiar with trauma in the modern world, from acts of war and terrorism to crime...

Warning: This Warning May Cause Disease

Numerous experts, research studies, practitioners and those selling products warn that we can be harmed daily by poor lifestyles, poor quality foods with low nutrient value...

Musings: Miracles, Midlife, and Waking Up the Mind

A good friend’s husband was recently diagnosed with stage four inoperable brain and lung cancer.

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?

A Natural Movement: You and Your Bowels

It's both telling and sadly amusing that, after condoms, Preparation H is the second most frequently shoplifted pharmaceutical item in the country.

Bring Me the Ocean

Occupational therapist Rebecca Reynolds, a native of Concord, Massachusetts, manages a traveling, nature-based educational and therapeutic program for those confined to close-care institutions.

Forgiveness as Healing

A puzzled lady said to a friend, “I cannot understand it. I have the nicest neighbor who is dying of cancer.

The Pull Towards Pills

Pills have not always been with us, and yet people have always been able to recover from a variety of illnesses.

Ask the Holistic Health Vet

If holistic medicine is the right healthcare option for you and your family, a holistic vet might provide the best care for your pets as well.

Redesign the Blueprint for Your Animal’s Health Through Diet

We began our journey in the early 1970’s, when little attention was paid to the importance of a nutritious diet and the role it plays in the animal’s quality of life and longevity.

The Wisdom of Herbal Pet Care

"Dogs resemble the nation which creates them," stated Gertrude Stein, back in 1940. Not surprisingly, veterinarians today report a tremendous increase in the amount of cancer and heart disease in their patients.

Personal Kabbalah and the Highest Learning

Einstein said, “A genius is a person who can tap into the secrets of the universe and be in a state where he receives higher intelligence.”

Musings: Higher Learning

A wise teacher once told me, “Study what you love and the learning will follow.” I have found this to be true in my life.

Breast Health for Women

Celebrating the Goddess within us can occur by honoring and taking care of the physical body.

Holistic Health Self Care at Your Fingertips

Tips for usings Holistic Health to take care of yourself.

Musings: Self-care Tips

  Stress is the number one factor depleting our health today. The absorption of toxins poisoning our bodies is a close second

Choosing How to Birth: Questions to Ask Your Doctor, Hospital and Midwife

In 2004, 98 percent of all births in the United States took place in hospitals...

How to Survive Living in a Toxic Environment

Mitch Gaynor, MD, is founder and president of Gaynor Integrative Oncology, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Weill College, affiliated with Cornell University and New York Hospital.

The Promise of Pilates

Pilates (pronounced pi LAH tees) has been around for nearly a century, but it has become increasingly popular due to its association with professional athletes and Hollywood actors.

Winter Indoor Health

Winter is on its way and with it comes the challenge to remain healthy.

Gums Connect More Than Teeth

The old verse, "the hip bone’s connected to the thigh bone…the thigh bone’s connected to the knee bone…the knee bone’s connected to the shin bone…" has significance beyond the skeleton.

Young Healers

What parent hasn’t looked at their child while he or she is in a constant state of motion, and wondered, “How could we focus that energy in a more positive direction?”
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May 26, 2019

During the wee hours of the morning the Moon arrives in Pisces. Moods grow fickle and sensitivities increase. Imaginations are also fertile as a lunar sextile to Uranus implores and inspires curious souls to explore new horizons. The uneasy Last Quarter…
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May 2019

Sunday afternoon: 3–4:30pm at Hillside Herbals Healing herbs for women's health part I: tonic herbs for hormonal balance—normal cycling and aging. Rachel has created a 10...

Cost: Drop in Fee $10 includes all materials and handouts.

Where:
Hillside Herbals
Jefferson, MA


Sponsor: Hillside Herbals
Telephone: 508-847-8615
Contact Name: Rachel Ross
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Sunday Reiki treatments with Reiki master and practitioner Linda Simons in Brookline, MA. Start your week off on a more balanced note with a Reiki treatment on a Sunday afternoon. Please join me...

Cost: Sliding Scale $25-45

Where:
233 Harvard Street
Suite 36
Brookline, MA  02446
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Telephone: 617-304-2205
Contact Name: Linda Simons
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This is a light fun evening to help get you going into the summer season. This evening we will be discussing and working with Geraniums and Pelargoniums. We will be discussing the plants, their...

Cost: $ 20 includes material, pre-reg required

Where:
Brookside Farms
8 Mammoth Rd
Sute #A
Pelham, NH  03076
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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey Smith
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Instructor: Pam Driscoll Wednesdays, April 17, May 8, 22, June 5, 19, 6:30pm–7:30pm Join us for the Mid-Week Meditation Sampler at Creative Spirit…an opportunity to pause,...

Cost: $20 per class

Where:
Creative Spirit
80 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA  01945
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Sponsor: Creative Spirit
Telephone: 781-797-0389
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Be An “Eat to Thrive” Graduate This Summer. Come to an introductory class for the summer session from June 6–August 15 in Point of Pines, Revere, MA. Congratulations to the...

Cost: Free—all are welcome!

Where:
Point of Pines
Revere, MA


Sponsor: Eat to Thrive
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Activists and artists will create inspiring chalk imagery encouraging kindness to animals On May 31, people around the world will gather to create colorful chalk imagery promoting compassion for...

Cost: Free

Where:
Worcester City Common
Worcester, MA  01604


Telephone: 617-5430189
Contact Name: Melissa Scher
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Experience the process to a past life. Learn why it is beneficial and potentially: Clear emotional trauma and physical issues Calm feelings of stress and/or sadness Get insight into...

Cost: $50

Where:
Voice of Clay
16 Meetinghouse Hill Rd
Brookline , NH  03033
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Sponsor: Voice of Clay
Telephone: 603-672-2626
Contact Name: Wendy
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You do not need any musical background but please be sure to register early! Class is limited to 16 students. 6-hole flutes in G are provided for use during class. You are welcome to bring...

Cost: $35

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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Learn an intro to the magick and science of dowsing. Tools, techniques for information, clearing, balancing, healing, and more. Bob will introduce you to dowsing and basic radiesthesia,...

Cost: Class is $45

Where:
The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles Rd
Suite #A
Salem, NH  03079
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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey Smith
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In celebration of ushering in the Strawberry Moon Cycle and we will be doing a new moon planting. This is a great opportunity to literally sow the seeds for some of our other upcoming workshops...

Cost: Pre-reg $35, $40 at the door, materials included

Where:
The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles Rd
Sute #A
Salem, NH  03079
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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey Smith
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June 1–2 Join other like-minded seekers as we take a journey through the concepts of the new Earth paradigm, higher self and soul sovereignty, ascension mechanics, and spiritual alchemy.

Where:
Chester, VT


Telephone: (617) 366-6042
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Using Lessons from Music to Harmonize Your Life You know how you want to show up in the world—expressing yourself through your essence, centered in your heart, effective in your life and...

Cost: $90 prepaid by May 30th, $100 at the door

Where:
Center at Westwoods
590 Gay Street
Westwoods, MA
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Telephone: 617-784-4426
Contact Name: Janet Kessenich
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May 4–June 8, 2019 Saturdays 10am–11:30am Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) is a healing martial art using breath and movement. It is just one way to stay young and healthy. It...

Cost: $120

Where:
Metta Wellness
679 Pleasant Street
Paxton, MA  01612
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Sponsor: Metta Wellness
Telephone: 774-245-5487
Contact Name: Rick Rocha
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