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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?

Joyful Wishes For All Into the New Year With Peace, Love And Wellness

For every time you smile at a stranger — Thank you…

Let’s Talk About Love

The fact that we have been programmed to believe that we are not complete without someone to love us (or even more dramatically, finding our so-called soulmate) is the greatest deception and distraction of this modern era.

Four Simple Ways To Minimize Holiday Arguments And Stress

Are your holidays merry and bright or filled with chaos and stress? If you are like most, it’s a combination accompanied by a mixed-bag of emotions. Here are 4 tips to navigate the holiday chaos with a little more ease.

Digital Photography As A Hobby: Exploring The Artistic Side Of You

From phone cameras to digital cameras, the digital revolution has transformed photography into one of the most common visual art forms.

For Mothers Who Lose Their Babies, Donating Breast Milk Is A Healing Ritual

Increasingly, some of the more than 24,000 American women whose pregnancies end with the loss of their babies are choosing to do something they find both demanding and healing – giving their breast milk away.

Transforming Our World

Beloved trailblazer and international bestselling author Shakti Gawain passed away on November 11, 2018.

Finding Your Mama Tribe: Supporting A New Mother’s Sense Of Self

For many new mothers, a sense of spiritual wandering is common as they search for a new source of grounding in adapting to their babies and the shifts in their partnerships and personal relationships.

Your Compassionate Heart

In these unsettled and unsettling times, it is our hearts that will sustain us if we lose faith in the world at large. Our hearts, where compassion lives. Where separation ends and loving connection begins.
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May 24, 2019

Here in the States the unofficial start of the summer travel season is upon us. The Aquarius Moon favors dreams of glorious holidays, fabulous reunions and travel experiences. Those early birds who hit the roads before dawn may feel the wind at their…
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May 2019

With Lisa Rockenmacher The Bhagavad Gita is one of the oldest and most well-known texts regarding the path of yoga. It contains wisdom and guidance that offers insight to all seekers from all...

Cost: $160 ($144 when you register by April 14 )

Where:
Yogalife Institute of NH
6 Chestnut Street
Lower Level
Exeter, NH  03833
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Sponsor: YogaLife Institute of NH
Telephone: 603-867-3969
Contact Name: Alice Bentley
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A talk by Roger Lipsey, author of a new biography Gurdjieff Reconsidered: The Life, the Teaching, the Legacy. Joined by special guest Cynthia Bourgeault, author of the foreword. “All is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cambridge Public Library, Main Lecture Hall
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA
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Sponsor: The Gurdjieff Society of Massachusetts
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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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The Initiating Inspiration Book Club will be discussing the book Before Happiness by Shawn Anchor. Copies of the book can be checked out at the Circulation Desk of the Waltham Public...

Cost: Free

Where:
Waltham Public Library
735 Main Street
Waltham, MA  02451
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Sponsor: Waltham Public Library
Telephone: 617-710-6145
Contact Name: Louise Goldstein
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Anxiety can feel painful and debilitating, causing feelings of isolation, fear, an inability to concentrate, and low self-esteem. Over 40 million adults are affected by anxiety in the U.S. making...

Cost: $35

Where:
YogaLife Institute of NH
6 Chestnut Street
Lower Level
Exeter, NH  03833
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Sponsor: YogaLife Institute of NH
Contact Name: Alice Bentley
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Being in a long term committed partnership allows us to experience sharing our lives with another soul. Often we begin a committed partnership with an experience of being our best selves with...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Heart's Journey
196 Pleasant Street
Suite 302
Northampton, MA  01060
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Sponsor: The Heart's Journey
Telephone: 413-687-9951
Contact Name: Abriete Medore
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May 24–26 Designed to prepare individuals who are interested in helping themselves and others in a rewarding career as a professional certified hypnotist/hypnotherapist. Live...

Cost: $1995 ppd. (Early Bird by 5/15 - $1795)

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
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Saturday Workshop The Yamas and niyamas and why they matter today. Format includes yoga poses as well as meditation. All welcome. A one-day workshop. Pre-register by 5/23: 508-829-6300...

Cost: $35

Where:
Worcester Yoga Center
21 West Street
Worcester, MA  01609
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Sponsor: Ann Bissanti, CYT
Telephone: 508-829-6300
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May 25–26 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:
North Andover, MA


Telephone: (617) 366-6042
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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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