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Stevia: Nature's Sweet Little Secret

If you want to decrease your sugar intake and are concerned about the safety of artificially manufactured non-caloric sweeteners such as Splenda®, Sweet ’n Low® or Equal®, then consider using stevia.

Test Before You Ingest

For years, in search of the cure for a deep relentless bellyache and inability to digest anything, I tried nearly every diet intervention that I ran across.

Whole Foods Healthy Cooking: One Pot Wonders

Last week a colleague of mine excitedly showed me a new diet she found. It promised rapid weight loss by eating fast foods like donuts, potato chips, cheeseburgers and frozen meals.

Save the Seed

“The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture.” — Thomas Jefferson

Whole Foods Healthy Cooking: Summer Cooking

"Nature transitions from one type of energy to another and it signals our bodies to transition in harmony with it. Each season should result in a change of food choices and cooking styles that help balance the energy of the season.” — Michelle Hirsch

Whole Foods Healthy Cooking: Tea Time

Curled up on the sofa, the stress of the day releases as you take in the color and aroma of the liquid. You sip and a depth of flavor moves over your tongue.

Whole Foods Healthy Cooking: Use Your Bean

In the midst of the holiday chaos, it’s important to slow down and take time to relax and focus on healthy eating.

Whole Foods Healthy Cooking: Food Choices Are Learned Behavior

Never met a cookie you didn’t like? Wonder why you can’t pass up the chocolate and your friend isn’t even tempted?

Whole Foods Healthy Cooking: It's The Small Everyday Choices That Matter Most

Do you ever read the covers of magazines at the checkout counter?

Nourishing Our Children

There were once three little pigs who, shortly after venturing out into the world, each built a house using different building materials.

Whole Foods Healthy Cooking: An Organized Kitchen

KISS in the kitchen! That’s our theme for today. Think about your kitchen. What first comes to mind? Is it a place you love to be? Or is it a place you dread spending time in?

Whole Foods Healthy Cooking: A Diet of Prevention

Heart disease, artery disease, cancer, diabetes…you name the condition and chances are there’s an article about it in the local newspaper.

Whole Foods Healthy Cooking: The Right Ingredients For Making Life Change

Trying to understand your life’s purpose and succeed in your career? Step 1: Dump the Twinkies! It really is all about the food. A few simple adjustments can change your life.

Whole Foods Healthy Cooking: Grocery Aisle Wanderlust

What’s the next best thing to an exotic summer vacation? Tour your local ethnic markets and grocery stores! I recently visited China, India, Russia, Portugal and Korea all in one day!

Whole Foods Healthy Cooking: Cooking on a Budget

The one question I can count on being asked each time I do a cooking class is about suggestions on how to keep the cost down.

Cooking Made Easy

Most people understand the link between good health and the foods they choose to consume.

Making Healthier Food Choices

Feeling tired by mid-day? Wish you had the energy to do more of the things you enjoy? Want to improve overall health? If so, try looking to nature for help.

Wild Plants I Have Known.... And Eaten

Russ Cohen is one of the foremost wild edibles experts in New England. His depth of knowledge and passion for foraging make it a topic accessible to everyone.

Cooking with Kids

The celebration of community elders is a way of life practiced by many traditional cultures around the world.

Let Food Be Thy Medicine

Hippocrates stated, “Let food be thy medicine.” He understood that the greatest healers in the world are the people who grow our food and the people who prepare our food.

Food For The Natural Living Pleasure Of It

Food For The Natural Living Pleasure Of It. They’re as varied as the experiences when we feel completely balanced, at peace and in a state of joy. For some it’s stretching out lazily and becoming completely absorbed in a great book.

Whole Foods Healthy Cooking: Kids Meals

Summer vacation is almost here! It’s the time of year when children get to spend more time at home and fill the neighborhood yards with play and laughter.

Whole Foods Healthy Cooking: Recipe Re-do's

I met someone recently who said that he wants to eat healthier and is interested in following a vegetarian diet, but that he can’t afford the time it requires.

New Year's Resolution Recipe Re-do's

What would the New Year be without a discussion about resolutions? Let’s face it: it’s a January tradition to resolve to make at least a few positive changes in our lives.

Meat, Land And Lifestyle: The Ethics of Eating

When I was much younger, my grandfather gave me some sound advice that has always stuck with me...

Fall Harvest Healthy Eating Recipes

All foods have their season, their time to display themselves in all their glory. And each season contributes a unique energy to these foods. Summer brings an expansive energy to foods to help cool us.

Healthy Cooking: Tempting Tempeh

Now here is one powerhouse of a food! If you’re looking for ease of preparation, versatility and great taste all rolled into one healthy food choice, this one’s for you.

Whole Foods Healthy Cooking: Soup

Yesterday, I overheard a woman say she’s switched to a granular butter substitute and diet cola in order to lose weight.

Dessert Is Not a Four-Letter Word

Do you have a sweet tooth that begs for frequent satisfaction? Here are some natural, healthy  recipes to sastisfy you.

Eating for Health and Vitality

The wisest piece of advice I ever received about parenting was that a good parent has the ability to see into the future and act accordingly.
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May 27, 2019

Sentimental favorites are a big attraction this Memorial Day. The Moon is in the emotionally charged sign of Pisces. Moods are apt to change from moment to moment. Psychic sensitivities are also activated. A lunar nod to Venus graces the early hours…
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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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