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Can Meditation Improve Your Sleep?

A 2015 study from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) concluded that mindfulness meditation helped improve sleep quality among older adults with moderate sleep disturbances.

Layers Of Listening

Anyone living life and becoming more conscious spends a lot of time listening. We listen to people, to music, to all the sounds of daily existence.

Just 16 Minutes Of Sleep Loss Can Harm Work Concentration The Next Day

Have you had a less-than-stellar performance review lately? Do you daydream, or are you making bad decisions? It might not be about your job but about your sleep. And it’s not all your fault.

How To Do Nothing: Resisting The Attention Economy

Being idle in this age of hyper-productivity can sometimes leave us feeling a sense of profound guilt. Instead of enjoying a few minutes of stillness, we feel constant pressure to do something.

6 Ways To Protect Your Mental Health From Social Media’s Dangers

As a psychologist who has studied the perils of online interactions and has observed the effects of social media (mis)use on my clients’ lives, I have six suggestions of ways people can reduce the harm social media can do to their mental health.

One Of A Kind

Just be you…because no one else on Earth can!

Trusting Intuition

Most of us have been taught from childhood not to trust our feelings, not to express ourselves truthfully and honestly, not to recognize that at the core of our being lies a loving, powerful, and creative nature.

This DIY Lavender Aromatherapy Playdough Will Ease Your Stress

Engage several senses with this aromatherapy stress ball.

Are Yoga And Mindfulness In Schools Religious?

The number of U.S. children age 4 to 17 practicing yoga rose from 2.3% to 8.4% – or from 1.3 million to 4.9 million – between 2007 and 2017, federal data show. The number of children meditating rose to 3.1 million during the same period.

Smiling Really Does Make People Feel Happier

Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you’ll live -- and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being?

The Unique Vulnerabilities And Needs Of Teen Survivors Of Mass Shootings

As a specialist in emotional and behavioral disorders of children and adolescents, I receive many inquiries from concerned parents, students, school officials, pediatricians and the news media about this issue and the harm violence has on our children and their families.

14 Simple Ways To Stick To A Healthy Diet

Eating healthy can help you lose weight and have more energy. It can also improve your mood and reduce your risk of disease.

From IVF To Miscarriages: 5 Ways We Can Talk About Infertility

By opening up about her struggles with pregnancy, former First Lady Michelle Obama launches a public conversation about something many women suffer in private.

Self-Care And The Essential Practice Of Cultivating Selfishness

Selfish. I used to fear – even dread – being called or perceived as selfish. Nothing seemed worse to me. The very word sent chills down my spine, made my stomach turn, and activated all sorts of defense mechanisms within me.

How Do You Mend A Broken Heart?

To be human means your heart will be broken (and repaired) over and over again throughout your lifetime as it endlessly searches for love in every direction. Tell us how you mend a broken heart for the next issue of Spirit of Change.

Four Basic Steps For Effective Creative Visualization

There is nothing at all new, strange, or unusual about creative visualization. You are already using it every day, every minute, in fact.

Five Mindfulness Tools For Pain

One Buddhist meditation teacher is fond of asking his students, “Why does your knee hurt when you meditate?” After entertaining a few answers, he smiles impishly and laughs, “Because you have a body.”

Creating Heaven On Earth

Back in the 1960s and 70s, there arose a magical community in Northern Scotland called Findhorn, founded by Peter and Eileen Caddy and their friend Dorothy Maclean. At least it seemed magical…

How To Love Yourself Truly And Deeply

Do you believe you deserve to be loved? How do you show love to yourself on a moment-to-moment basis? Read this article with a pen and paper and use it as a mini workshop to explore your own relationship with yourself.

Spring/Summer 2019 Book Reviews

Clinical herbalist Melanie St. Ours is passionate about self-care. In The Simple Guide to Natural Health she shares cost-effective, natural remedies that you can make at home to awaken your senses, encourage prevention, and safely heal and support your health.

Revisiting The Soundtrack Of Your Life

From the moment you were born, your subconscious mind went to work and began its job as your personal scribe — the recorder of every event you ever experienced in your life — past present or future.

Astrological Forecast For Spring-Summer 2019

The stars continue to challenge us. Saturn is moving into a conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn, for the first such alignment since the 1930 discovery of the solar system’s tiniest and most distant planet.

Nurturing Children: Mind, Body And Spirit

My vision of the world includes conscious kids making intelligent decisions for themselves and the world around them as we teach them how to nurture their spirit within.

Do Your Genes Influence How You Support Others?

Can a surge in a particular hormone make us feel and act like a totally different person? And if so, are we right to blame our out-of-control moments on some kind of biochemical signalling?

The Things You Must Consider Before Uncovering Your Ancestry

Discovering our lineage is something that intrigues most of us. We’ve all seen the TV shows that uncover celebrities as related to royalty, and you can’t help but think that could be you too.

5 Signs That You Really Need To Hire A Life Coach ASAP

If you don’t know what to do with your life, hiring a life coach can be the right thing to do. Here are the five signs that you need to get a life coach ASAP.

3 Ways To Be Smart On Social Media

This past year, many people deleted their social media accounts following revelations about privacy violations on social media platforms and other concerns related to hate speech.

Handling The Bully

Sometimes the voice of the inner bully is deafening. It screams so loud that I can’t hear myself think, let alone receive the creative inspiration I need when I’m writing. On those days I take my inner artist by the hand, walk her to our writing desk, and stand behind her as she gets started.

From Me To We. My New Year’s Resolution

In 2019, we must move beyond the myth of the lone individual to recognize our deep interdependence and responsibilities for one another and nature.

Are We Undermining Our Children’s Education?

How difficult is it nowadays to engage the whole family in a talk? Or if you’re a teacher, how difficult is it to engage a class of students?
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July 21, 2019

Planetary patterns are active so the day feels busy. Morning breezes rustle up numerous memories as the Cancer Sun conjuncts retrograde Mercury. A visit to a favorite haunt could be on the agenda. Long lost friends or neighbors could make an appearance…
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July 2019

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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Facilitator: Peyton Pugmire Sundays, 7/21, 8/25, 1pm-4pm Get down, boogie woogie, and paint! Join the gang for this instruction-free painting experience, including non-stop disco...

Cost: $35 (includes 1 mimosa!)

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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Join us for a Reiki Share in the Usui Reiki system of natural healing. We are a gathering of Reiki practitioners who share experiences, practice Reiki and support one other. If you...

Cost: Free

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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Live life to the fullest. Let go of the past and move forward making the most out of every moment! Talk, meditation, Q & A with special guest speaker Charlie Hogg Charlie is the...

Cost: Free

Where:
At Harvard Law School
Austin Hall
1585 Mass Avenue
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Sponsor: Inner Space Meditation Center & Gallery
Telephone: 617-547-1110
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July 22–August 2 This unique program offers children a deeper awareness of who they are and how to nurture their heart and spirit while having fun. Ages 5-10, July 22-26. Ages 11-16, Jul...

Where:
Unity of Greater Portland
54 River Rd
Windham, ME  04062
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Sponsor: Dancing Jaguar
Telephone: (207) 680-6942
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Be sure to register early as this popular class typically sells out!   Gene Ang, PhD bent this twisted fork using new quantum healing techniques which clearly proved to him the ability of...

Cost: $55

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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July 24–25 This divine healing method is a set of new healing tools and cosmic energies inspired by higher beings from the star system Arcturus. It is divinely guided through the form...

Cost: $375

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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Please join us for an evening dedicated to some of the most important issues one faces when going through divorce or separation, as well as afterwards. Attorney Jennifer Hawthorne will walk you...

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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Psychic Spa Summer Tune Up Night! Come detox, relax and renew yourself for the lazy summer days in our sanctuary! We have an intimate gathering of great readers and healers providing...

Cost: Special 3-15 min. sessions - $60, 15 min. session - $25

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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The end of any relationship, particularly by divorce, brings about many changes and emotional reactions. Join us for an important workshop led by Susan Trotter, Ph.D. to discuss the common...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kellem Mahoney Family Law & Mediation Group
100 Recreation Park Drive
Suite 201
Hingham, MA  02043
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Sponsor: Vesta: Redefining Divorce
Telephone: 508-744-6014
Contact Name: Deanna Coyle
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Please join us for a day of deep healing and transformation using Holotropic Breathwork. “Consciousness does not just passively reflect the objective material world; it plays an...

Cost: $150 until April 20th, $175 after July 25th

Where:
First Congregational Church
43 Silver Street
Greenfield, MA  01301
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Sponsor: Allen Howell, M.Ed. LMHC and Ellen Wolfe, MS HTR
Contact Name: Allen Howell
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Dealers, exhibits, lectures, demonstrations, children's activities, silent auctions, door prizes, refreshments, free parking. Handicapped accessible.

Cost: $4 adults (16-59), $3 seniors (60+), children under 16 free with paying adult

Where:
Champlain Valley Exposition
105 Pearl Street
Essex Junction, VT  05452
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Sponsor: Burlington Gem and Mineral Club
Contact Name: Christine Smart
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Welcome to Wild Vibes! Come celebrate all the wild, and join us for the ultimate day of creativity and community at the sixth annual Wild Vibes Festival! Celebrated as New England's favorite...

Cost: $79–$149, kids ages 12 and under are free.

Where:
Spring Hill Farm
117 Pond Rd
South Berwick, ME  03908
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Sponsor: Wild Vibes Fest
Telephone: 603-918-0069
Contact Name: Magnolia Campbell
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Guide: Lindsey Melancon JourneyDance™ is a powerful movement class that will take each participant through an inward journey using a blend of many disciplines including shamanic...

Cost: $27

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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Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28, 10:30am–4:30pm A Weekend Devoted to Renewing Appreciation for Your Body You are invited to join Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, certified yoga...

Cost: Early Registration $295 by June 27 ($325 thereafter)

Where:
Yogalife Institute of NH
6 Chestnut Street
Exeter, NH  03833
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Sponsor: YogaLife Institute of NH
Telephone: 603-867-3969
Contact Name: Alice Bentley
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Medical Intuitive Remote Healing with Sue & Aaron Singleton This powerful distant healing session is available to people all over the world! You don't need to be a private student or...

Cost: $35

Where:
Everywhere/Remote
, MA


Sponsor: The Way To Balance, LLC Center for Advanced Healing & Training
Telephone: 978-834-0341
Contact Name: Veronica
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With Sue & Aaron Singleton Coughing, sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, constant mucous drainage, etc. are all signs that you may have seasonal allergies. What time of the year do your...

Cost: $35

Where:
Everywhere/Remote
, MA


Sponsor: The Way To Balance, LLC Center for Advanced Healing & Training
Telephone: 978-834-0341
Contact Name: Veronica
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The Eclectic Institute of Aromatherapy and Herbal Studies offers a comprehensive hands-on training in the art and science of Aromatherapy This course covers the...

Cost: $550

Where:
Windlewisp
665 Depot St
North Harwich, MA  02645
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Sponsor: The Eclectic Institute of Aromatherapy and Herbal Studies
Telephone: 774-232-1721
Contact Name: Linda Patterson
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