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Good New Headlines 4/23/19

Deliberately inhaling a pleasant aroma may be enough to reduce the urge to light up, at least temporarily, and could be used as part of an effective smoking cessation strategy…

10 Innovative Projects From Around The World That Reduce Loneliness

The case studies from “Sharing Cities” show how people are coming together while meeting other vital needs.

Good News Headlines 4/16/19

All of the students at this experimental Ohio school had been declared “irredeemable” because of their behavioral issues or social circumstances – but their latest test scores showed that they just needed a little bit of love.

How Social Media Is Helping Big Tobacco Hook A New Generation Of Smokers

Big Tobacco is increasingly using social media to find new ways to hook young people on smoking, circumventing decades of laws restricting the marketing of traditional cigarettes to minors.

Good News Headlines 4/9/19

National Pollinator Garden Network surpasses goal of 1 million registered pollinator gardens…

Birding Is Booming. So Where Are The Black Birders?

Raising the profile of Black birders could help foster a healthy connection between Black communities and the natural world.

Tips To Click The Best Travel Photos

It’s vacation time again! And that means travel to exotic places for some or even just local getaways to enjoy nature, the culture and people wherever you go.

Good New Headlines 4/2/19

New York State lawmakers agreed to a ban on single-use plastic bags Sunday, making the Empire State the second in the nation to do so.

Five Core Practices For Meaningful Conversation

There is one activity we each do every day, all day long, in every area of our lives—at home, at work, with friends, even when we’re alone. The success of our relationships, our work, and life in general rests heavily on it, yet few of us ever receive explicit training in this area.

Organic Farms Are Under Attack From Agribusiness, Weakened Standards

For the health of our planet and agrarian justice—consumers need to become co-producers, learning about why it is such a struggle for smaller farms to thrive, and acting in solidarity by paying fair prices, buying direct or seeking out meaningful labels.

Good News Headlines 3/26/19

Boston City Council passes groundbreaking food justice ordinance that will have ripple effects throughout the entire nation.

Health Freedom Bill Update and Rally Dates

You can help preserve alternative and complementary health care freedom in Massachusetts right now!

Good News Headlines 3/19/19

California conditions have been improving since 2017 when experts happily reported an abundance of rain and snowfall during the winter season.

The White Earth Band Of Ojibwe Legally Recognized The Rights of Wild Rice. Here’s Why

Finally, plant species have rights, too.

Good News Headlines 3/12/19

There are more than 11.6 million female-owned businesses in the U.S. Now, it’ll be easier to support them thanks to a little help from Yelp.

We Can’t Afford To Keep Our Failing Healthcare System. But We Absolutely Can Afford Medicare For All

There are some silly arguments against Medicare-for-All, but one that gains a lot of traction: Can we afford it? The short answer is: Yes.

Good News Headlines 3/5/19

Residents on the shores of Lake Erie, the 11th largest lake in the world, have voted in favor of handing the body of water the same legal rights as a human being in potentially revolutionary legislation…

Two Easy Steps

Protect alternative healthcare choice in Massachusetts by supporting Senate Bill S665 and House Bill HD3538. You — the grassroots citizens of Massachusetts — can get these bills turned into law.

Good News Headlines 2/26/19

IKEA’s latest effort to improve its environmental footprint has taken a decidedly aquatic bent…

Protecting Your Access To Health Care Freedom In Massachusetts

Safe harbor practitioner exemption laws allow holistic professionals to practice freely in the public domain, while giving consumers maximum freedom of choice in health care options.

The Value Of Civility

Selections from the newsletter “A Curriculum of Hope for a Peaceful World,” Fall 2018

Fire Cider Trademark Court Date Set For March 25

It is time to stand up for our herbal legacy! Our enduring hope is that Fire Cider and other traditional herbal recipes will be put in a category that protects them from future trademarking, which will allow everyone to continue to make and sell these traditional herbal recipes.

Good News Headlines 2/19/19

Thousands of pupils are swapping pens for placards as the student climate protests sweeping Europe reach the UK…

Good News Headlines 2/12/19

The nonprofit group Yoga For First Responders is teaching these emergency workers a better way to handle the demands of their hazardous jobs.

Good News Headlines 2/5/19

Snatam Kaur, who has received her first Grammy nomination in the New Age category for her album Beloved in this year's 61st Grammy Awards, will be performing at the 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony…

Good News Headlines 1/29/19

Facing mounting public pressure to curb their environmental footprints, some of the world’s largest food, beverage and consumer goods companies have partnered with recycling giant TerraCycle…

How NYC Books Through Bars Is Bringing Books To Inmates

I recently slipped through a sidewalk cellar door to enter the basement of Freebird Books, a large space crammed with books organized into different sections, where I spent the evening reading letters from prison inmates and selecting and packaging books for them.

Good News Headlines 1/22/19

A 70-year-old grandmother who goes by the nickname “Action Nan” is celebrating the early weeks of 2019 with the afterglow of a successful 2018 campaign to visit and clean dozens of beaches throughout Britain.

Good News Headlines 1/15/19

To help keep neglected parks clean and safe, dozens of volunteers from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association have held cleanup days…

20 Social Change Books To Read In The New Year

From tackling economic injustice to environmental inequities, these books are filled with hope for a better future, one that's based on shared, community-based solutions as opposed to top-down fixes that don't work for everyone.
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Daily Astrology

August 22, 2019

The unwavering Taurus Moon provides inner strength, security and emotional composure. However, her mid-morning square to Mercury cautions against stubborn complacency. A partner’s observations may sting but also have some validity. The good intentions…
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August 2019

Saturday 11:00am – 9:00 pm  Sunday 11:00am – 6:00pm This Expo being held in the brand new Mohegan Sun Convention Center will feature over 80 vendors: Mediums, psychics,...

Cost: Free entry

Where:
Mohegan Sun Earth Convention Center
1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard
Uncasville , CT  06382
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Sponsor: The Beyond Center
Telephone: 860-573-5652
Contact Name: Rebecca Anne LoCicero
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August 18–September 27 Learn to overcome spinal tensions through therapeutic postures, designed to decompress your spine and relieve pain. Taught by a certified yoga therapist, this class...

Cost: $50

Where:
Bliss Through Yoga
484 Bedford St
East Bridgewater, MA  02333
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Telephone: 508-331-3564
Contact Name: Janice O'Brien
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August 19–25 With Grammy nominated Snatam Kaur & Prabhu Nam Kaur The radiance of the soul exists as light but is often hidden. To bring forth this radiance we have a gift called the...

Where:
Yoga at the Ashram
Millis, MA


Telephone: 508-376-4525
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Do you wish to get in touch with your inner muse, channel higher guidance or connect with information you do not normally have access to? This group will help you to answer your questions with...

Cost: $25

Where:
Regina’s Connection
22 Main St
Hudson, MA  01749
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Telephone: 978-339-9200
Contact Name: Charlene Anestis
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August 20–21 Find your voice, become the singer you want to be! World famous seminar (www.understandingofmusic.com) teaches beginners through professionals to reach new notes, increase...

Where:
Boston, MA


Telephone: (781) 599-1476
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Join us for our free workshop covering two of the most important issues one faces due to divorce: Building/rebuilding your financial position after divorce or separation Ensuring you have...

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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Free summer outdoor yoga sponsored by Mass Development and Dragonfly Wellness Center. Every Wednesday night through August 28th!   Participants must register below and bring a signed...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rogers Field
Devens, MA  01432


Sponsor: Yoga Anita
Telephone: 978-227-8297
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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 services...

Cost: $60: 3 Pack Service Special; $25: Single Service

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 Smith
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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: how to divide your assets and what to do regarding your marital...

Cost: Free

Where:
Leading Edge Real Estate
2 Mount Vernon Street
Winchester, MA  01890
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Sponsor: Vesta: Redefining Divorce
Telephone: 508-744-6014
Contact Name: Deanna Coyle
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Are you ready to date again? Join us at Vesta: Redefining Divorce's free monthly workshop in Hingham to learn the secrets to have more fun and greater success with dating and relationships. At...

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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Join Life Coach Cheryl Richardson and her husband, Michael Gerrish, a psychotherapist and gifted intuitive, for a special evening designed to help you upgrade your life! During this event,...

Cost: $35

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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At Elemental Energies with Chris Ann and Jeff Raffle drawings at 5. Vendors, psychics, and crystal dealers; proceeds from vendors and raffles goes to benefit the families of Joe Chamberlin and...

Cost: ​Free admission

Where:
27 N. Berwick Road
Wells, ME
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Telephone: (207) 641-5070
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In difficult times, an ageless ally is still here to help. In indigenous cultures, when the need for community guidance is urgent, such as when a situation of great imbalance exists, there exist...

Cost: $90

Where:
Harvard, MA


Sponsor: Sacred Fire Community
Telephone: 978-226-3993
Contact Name: Chris Griffin
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August 24–25 Saturday 9:30 Registration; 10–5:30  Sunday 10 am–5:30 pm This practitioner training takes place over 2 days and offers students the opportunity to become...

Cost: Course Fee: $450; Recalibration Appointment: $333

Where:
53 Old Bedford Road
Westport, MA
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Telephone: 617-366-6042
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Learn to overcome spinal tensions through therapeutic postures, designed to decompress your spine and relieve pain. Taught by a certified yoga therapist, classes bring you through poses...

Cost: 5/$50

Where:
Bliss Through Yoga
484 Bedford St
East Bridgewater, MA  02333
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Telephone: 508-331-3564
Contact Name: Janice O'Brien
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