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As The Planet Warms, Unusual Crops Could Become Climate Saviors — But Only If We’re Willing To Eat Them

What role can lesser-known crops that thrive under adversity play in efforts to make our global food supply more resilient to climate change?

I’m An OB/GYN Who Attended Thousands Of Deliveries Before Wondering Why Americans Give Birth In Bed

A few years ago I visited Dar a Luz, the only free-standing birth center in New Mexico. It looks nothing like the towering urban hospitals I have spent my career working in.

This Is Better Than an Apology

Why repair attempts are even more powerful than saying sorry.

Why You Should Practice Uitwaaien

Important psychological benefits come from a unique pastime in the Netherlands which highlights the importance of breathing and spending time outdoors all year long.

Good News Headlines 1/21/20

Why would a vegan cheese company want to reach across the aisle to help the competition?

Featured Events: Sacred River Yoga Certification

This 200 hour in depth study at the Yoga Alliance Registered School: Sacred Rivers Yoga for Every Body qualifies you to become certified as a beginning/intermediate Yoga teacher and is in compliance with the standards of the nationally recognized Yoga Alliance…

Can A Mesothelioma Prognosis Be Improved With Complementary Therapies?

Although lifestyle factors like nutrition and exercise can't cure cancer, they can help relieve symptoms, reduce emotional stress, and offer a boost to your overall mental state, all of which can improve your mesothelioma prognosis.

Yes, It’s Still Up To You To Do Something About Climate Change

Increasingly, we’re hearing that individual action is insignificant relative to needed political change, but that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook.

5 Things You Can Do To Make Your Microbiome Healthier

It’s common for people to focus on their health at the start of the year. But few consider the well being of the microbes that live inside the human gut – the microbiome – which are vital to an individual’s good health.

To Confront Effects Of Trauma, Start With Self-Care

Resilience practices and culturally rooted health traditions show promise for overcoming trauma in real-life settings.

Good News Headlines 1/14/20

The world's largest privately-owned giant sequoia grove — home to the fifth largest tree on Earth — is now safe from development.

Helping Children Overcome Grief And Loss Of A Loved One

When someone close to your family or your child dies, like a grandparent, parent, sibling or friend, there are ways that you can help children overcome grief and loss.

6 Signs A Caregiver May Be Burned Out And 7 Ways To Help

Caring for a loved one with a chronic illness can take a toll, and many caregivers put their own needs aside. Here are some signs that a caregiver may be stressed.

11 Cold And Flu Home Remedies

There are plenty of home remedies that can alleviate your cold and flu symptoms and get you back to normal.

What’s In A Family Name?

A family shapes us from the moment we are born. We learn stories, beliefs, and traditions to help shape our identity. Everyone wants to know, “Who am I?” “Where do I belong in this big world?” “Who will accept me?” “Who can I relate to?”

A Practical Guide To EMF Mitigation

Here to address what you can do to remediate that influence is Lloyd Burrell, who has been an advocate for EMF safety and consumer education for the last 15 years.

How Does A Piece Of Bread Cause A Migraine?

Migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world and causes suffering for tens of millions of people. In fact, nearly 1 in 4 U.S. household includes someone with migraines.

You’re Not So Different From An Octopus: Rethinking Our Relationship To Animals

Animal whisperer Sy Montgomery argues that we share greater similarities than differences with our fellow animals, and that fact should make us reexamine our relationships with them.

Good News Headlines 1/7/20

One tiny Pacific nation has begun the new year with a ban on sunscreens that contain chemicals which affect the health of coral reefs and fish…

How To Get Rid Of Gas, Pains, And Bloating

The average adult passes gas between 13 and 21 times a day. Gas is a normal part of the digestion process. But if gas builds up in your intestines and you’re unable to expel it, you may start to feel pain and discomfort.

To Feed Or Not To Feed? The Dilemma Of Interacting With Birds And Other Wildlife

Researchers are discovering plenty of ecological impacts — positive and negative — when humans interfere with wild animals’ natural eating routines.

Yes, You Can Change Someone’s Mind

But facts alone won’t do it, researchers say.

14 African American Women Leading Change In The U.S. Food System

Food Tank has compiled a list of 14 African-American female entrepreneurs who have incorporated sustainable food production practices into their business motto.

Good News Headlines 12/31/19

Serapium Forest is the most prosperous of Egypt’s 36 tracts of land that make up an ambitious program to combat desertification by creating sustainably managed commercial forests fed entirely by wastewater…

The Way Climate Change Unites Us

The Practical Farmers of Iowa waste no time on partisan politics as they face the challenges of extreme weather and depleted soils.

Maine Needs Our Help In Defeating Big Pharma

If Mainers do not comply with the new vaccine law and choose to opt out of even one dose of a required vaccine, they face expulsion from all public, private, parochial and online schools (preschool through graduate school) as well as termination from employment.

Americans Bankrupted By Health Care Costs: 4 Questions Answered

Medical bankruptcy has been a talking point for many Democratic candidates as they make their individual cases for health care reform. This begs a few questions about how widespread these bankruptcies are and what causes them.

7 Exercises For Reducing Chronic Pain

Exercise is a common treatment for chronic pain. Depending on your current state of health, it may help decrease inflammation, increase mobility, and decrease overall pain levels, no additional medication required.

The Christmas Menorahs: How a Town Fought Hate

Hari Kirin Kaur, director of Yoga at the Ashram in Millis, MA, shared this beautiful story, which she first heard at the Unitarian Church in Worcester.

The Golden Journey

The Japanese have an art form called kintsugi which means “golden journey.” In this process they repair a valuable old broken piece of pottery with liquid gold, bringing the pieces together to make the item whole again. At the same time, rather than hiding the breaks it enhances them.
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January 28, 2020

Nighttime dreams can cause vague dissatisfaction or deep unease. The Pisces Moon is conjunct Neptune and testing Mars. Breathe. Relax. Be sure to consume only healthy foods and drink. Slow down and be careful if you’re on the road overnight, when Mars’…
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January 2020

What is an animal totem/power animal? Does everyone have them? Do animals communicate with us? Join us! Get these questions answered and more. We will explore the world of animals, learn how...

Cost: $65

Where:
Private Office
Andover, MA


Sponsor: Diana Harris
Contact Name: Diana Harris
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Come shine with us! Join us in harmony and in our goal to bring the light of Spiritualism forward to all those who are searching.

Where:
VFW Post 2597
775 Boston Rd, Rt 3A
Billerica, MA
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Sponsor: The Spiritualist Fellowship Church Of New England
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Join the Initiating Inspiration Book Club, a partnership with the Waltham Public Library and the Agape Spiritual Community. We are reading Evicted by Matthew Desmond. Copies of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Waltham Public Library
735 Main Street
Waltham, MA  02451
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Sponsor: Waltham Public Library
Telephone: 781-314-3429
Contact Name: Louise Goldstein
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Discover Beauty. Discover Goodness. Discover Yourself. Your soul’s gifts are waiting. Breathe. Find stillness. The spark you need to ignite your life is here, within. Max Meditation...

Cost: $15

Where:
Modern Mystery School Boston
132 Charles St
3rd Floor
Auburndale, MA  02466
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Sponsor: Modern Mystery School Boston
Telephone: 617-694-0994
Contact Name: Jordan Bain
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2nd and 4th Monday of every month This psychic message circle is for anyone wishing to raise their connection using their psychic centers known as the “clairs.” Learn how to use...

Cost: $20

Where:
Messages From Heaven Healing and Learning Center
646 Central Street
Suite 3
Leominster, MA
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Join us for this special evening with Magdalena of My Metaphysical Maven. The topic is fear and anxiety and how to tell what's anxiety versus what's a message from the universe. We'll...

Cost: Free

Where:
Waltham Public Library
735 Main Street
Waltham, MA  02451
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Sponsor: Waltham Public Library
Telephone: 781-314-3441
Contact Name: Debora Hoffman
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Did you know that practicing energetic hygiene plays an important role in maintaining a healthy mind, body, spirit and even your home? Everything is made up of energy including us! Energy can...

Cost: $10

Where:
Center For Inner Wellness
26B Main Street
Chester, MA  01011
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Sponsor: Center For Inner Wellness
Telephone: 413-315-1133
Contact Name: Maureen Suriner
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January 29–March 25 With Jody Daniels, MBA and Natalia Cepeda, MA Why take Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)? To better manage your stress and enhance...

Cost: $600–$650

Where:
CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion
1035 Cambridge St
Suite 21A
Cambridge, MA  02141
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Telephone: 617-591-6132
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Join the Marion Institute for our Winter Film Series, a curated line-up of health documentaries that will change the way you think about food, medicine, and disease. Each film will be followed by...

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Luke’s Hospital McBratney Amphitheater
101 Page Street
New Bedford, MA  02740
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Sponsor: Marion Institute
Telephone: 508-748-0816
Contact Name: Patti Rego
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"Master your breath, let the self be in bliss, contemplate on the sublime within you.” —Krishnamacharya Join us for an evening of deep exploration and transformation using the...

Cost: $40

Where:
Friends Meeting House
5 Longfellow Park
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Sponsor: Allen Howell, M.Ed. LMHC
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A fundraising evening of song, stories, and slideshow honoring the migrants seeking political asylum in the US. Co-sponsored by the Peace and Justice group of Cambridge Friends...

Where:
Cambridge Friends Meeting House
(in the Friends Rm)
5 Longfellow Park
Cambridge , MA  02138
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January 31–February 2, 2020 Enjoy heart-opening talks, music, spiritual discussion, connect with like-minded people. Free and open to the public. Attend any or all sessions.  Guest...

Where:
Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel
Springfield, MA


Telephone: (508) 754-9042
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Led by Chuck Raffoni ( E-RYT200) named a “person making postiive change in the world for the LGBTQ Community” by Pride Connections and featured on NBC's Today Show for...

Cost: $50

Where:
The Athlete's Yoga
Woburn, MA


Sponsor: www.yogawithchuck.com
Contact Name: Chuck
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Participate in the fourth annual Lincoln Holistic Wellness Fair!  Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 11:00am–5:00pm in Lincoln, Massachusetts The Lincoln Holistic Wellness Fair...

Cost: $50

Where:
The Pierce House
17 Weston Road
Lincoln, MA  01773
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Sponsor: Lincoln Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 781-738-1920
Contact Name: Jai Kaur

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This free event showcases an impressive variety of wellness practitioners offering complimentary sample treatments, short classes, demos, presentations, and healthy treats. Mark your calendars...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Pierce House
17 Weston Road
Lincoln, MA  01773
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Sponsor: Lincoln Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 781-738-1920
Contact Name: Jai Kaur

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Get a personal teaching for Brother Granite's new Visionary Shamanism Tarot. This class includes the new Visionary Shamanism Tarot deck as well a 90 minute one on one class with Brother Granite...

Cost: $80

Where:
407 Deans Plaza
407 Rte 44
The Enchanted Forest Taunton
Raynham, MA  02767
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Sponsor: Brother Granite
Telephone: 774-208-6195
Contact Name: Granite
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