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Words Have Weight

The more conscious we become, the more we deepen our relationship to the words we choose to use.

How The Dalai Lama Is Chosen And Why China Wants To Appoint Its Own

The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, the spiritual leader of Tibet, is turning 84 on July 6. With his advancing age, the question of who will succeed him, has become more pressing.

Good News Headlines 8/6/19

This week, children in the U.S. and Mexico had the chance to play together— despite the barriers that exist between them—after two California professors built a set of seesaws through a border fence…

Fire Cider Goes To Court

No matter what the outcome, we’ve won simply by standing up for what we believed in, speaking our truth, and standing strong for our herbal traditions.

7 Reasons Your Family May Want To Become Vegetarian

If you eat one less burger a week, it’s as if you’d taken your car off the road for 320 miles or line-dried your clothes half the time.

6 Factors That Raise Your Risk For Flesh-Eating Disease

The very idea of flesh-eating bacteria is horrifying and the real-world effects can indeed be devastating, necessitating the removal of large portions of flesh or amputation of limbs. Its effects can also be lethal.

Creating A Backyard Paradise With Tropical Plants

Have you ever wondered how you can make your backyard look and feel like a tropical paradise? With a few simple techniques in layout, color, and plant choices, you’ll be enjoying your personal tropical paradise in no time.

So Far Cultured Meat Has Been Burgers – The Next Big Challenge Is Animal-free Steaks

The meat you eat, if you’re a carnivore, comes from animal muscles. But animals are composed of a lot more than just muscle. It would be easier, more humane, less wasteful, to produce just the parts people want.

How To Travel At Home: Finding New Routes Through Our Daily Lives

Find a new place to travel to every day. Go as far as your legs or bicycle will take you wherever you are in the world. And don’t be afraid to put away your mapping app and get lost.

How To Properly Cook Rice

Still don’t know how to cook rice? It’s not too late to learn. Having knowledge on how to cook this grain may come in handy the next time you need new ideas for your meals.

Good News Headlines 7/30/19

A lifelong Red Sox fan and longtime fixture on the Greater Boston music scene, Linda Marks reacted to the near-fatal attack as songwriters often do to work through their emotions

Bacteria Live On Our Eyeballs — And Understanding Their Role Could Help Treat Common Eye Diseases

You may be familiar with the idea that your gut and skin are home to a collection of microbes – fungi, bacteria and viruses – that are vital for keeping you healthy. But did you know that your eyes also host a unique menagerie of microbes?

New Presenters Announced For Spirit Yoga Festival

Immerse yourself in your practice, nature, and the spirit of oneness.

How The Secret Language Of Plants Can Make Agriculture More Environmentally Friendly

Freshly cut grass is a quintessential smell of summer. While the smell might conjure memories of lemonade stands and kids playing outside, it also serves another purpose.

Why Difficult Conversations Can Actually Be A Good Thing

Research suggests that structured engagement with someone who holds divergent views can be transformative, even without a concrete resolution.

Good News Headlines 7/23/19

San Francisco Bay Area residents Mary McDonald, Barbara Reusch, Alisa Foster, Harriet Tubman Wright, and Ina Clausen were all concerned about where they would be living in 10 or 20 years…

Growing Up With Animals Dramatically Reduces Asthma And Allergies

A child’s risk of developing asthma is the smaller the more the microbiota of the child’s home resembles that of a farm house.

When People Downsize To Tiny Houses, They Adopt More Environmentally Friendly Lifestyles

Interest is surging in tiny homes – livable dwelling units that typically measure under 400 square feet.

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.

Fathers Need To Care For Themselves As Well As Their Kids—But Often Don’t

If you had to choose, which would you rather have: a healthy father or a good father? Studies suggest men often choose being a good father over being healthy.

Healing MS Through Journaling Power

In 1991 I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), which is a degenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. However, it affects everyone differently.

Good News Headlines 7/16/19

Joy Harjo, the first Native American to be named U.S. poet laureate, has been ready for a long time.

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.

Everyone Knows the Benefits of Meal-Sharing. Here’s How to Actually Do It

This organization offers a free toolkit for anyone wanting to host a family or community dinner.

National Parks: Serving Humanity’s Well-being As Much As Nature’s

Imagine, for a moment, a world without national parks. Yellowstone National Park is just a combo of cattle ranchers and gated communities for rich people who like the empty views.

Working With Your Hands Does Wonders for Your Brain

Using our hands may actually be key to maintaining a healthy mood, and the lack of this type of activity may contribute to feelings of irritability, apathy, and depression.

Good News Headlines 7/9/19

In the Dutch city Utrecht 316 bus stops now have a green roof. They do not only look great, they also help capture fine dust, storage of rainwater and provide cooling in the summertime…

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 Start And Participate In A Buy Nothing Group

Back in 2014, I read an article about the Buy Nothing Project, a collection of independent Facebook groups across the country where members can give and receive freely in their own neighborhoods.

20 Ways You Can Help Immigrants Now

While Congress stalls, you can take other kinds of actions to help immigrants in transition, in detention, and in crisis.
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Daily Astrology

May 26, 2020

Check in on family, friends and neighbors, especially elders and less privileged folks this morning. Kindness as well as charitable impulses are sustained by the Cancer Moon’s mid-morning trine with Neptune. For late sleepers, the same alignment may give…
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We invite you to join our Monday evening community group. We are creating this group to introduce Mindfulness and Compassion meditations to the broader population, and to support the graduates of...

Cost: Free

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Online
, MA


Sponsor: Center for Mindfulness and Compassion
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Join Spiritual Coach—Patti Anastasia RN—for this 1 hour webinar on why our ego gets a bad wrap…and how we can fix that!  Patti's unique coaching style will enlighten...

Cost: Free

Where:
Online Zoom Webinar
, MA


Sponsor: Anastasia's Health Happenings
Telephone: 978-621-8435
Contact Name: Patti Anastasia
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Join the Marion Institute each Thursday in May at 9am for Coffee with Dr. Hennie! Dr. Hennie Fitzpatrick from the BioMed Center New England will answer your questions about health care in the time...

Cost: Free

Where:
Zoom meeting
, MA


Sponsor: Marion Institute
Telephone: 508-748-0816
Contact Name: Patti Rego
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With Liam Galvin via Zoom Open to all levels from beginners to working mediums in the field and for anyone who wishes to maintain nurture and strengthen a strong connection to Spirit. Everyone...

Cost: $20

Where:
Online
, MA


Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
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Do you have interest in learning about homeopathy? Grab a cup of your favorite herbal tea and join Abby Beale in an informal virtual conversation over Zoom about homeopathy focusing on how it can...

Cost: Free

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Zoom
, MA


Sponsor: Homeopathy Healings
Telephone: 413-426-1024
Contact Name: Abby Beale
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This workshop will be held online via Zoom. Reiki Master Teacher Libby Barnett, M.S.W., integrates her healing skills with past experience as a medical social worker at Massachusetts General...

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Telephone: 603-654-2787
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