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Nine Vital Signs Found For Forest Health

A new study for the first time offers foresters, botanists and conservationists the tools to test the health of a vast woodland.

Bringing Sleep Patterns Into Diet Plans

The timings of our meals effect our ability to lose weight, so the integration of sleep rhythm data would help to build more effective personalized diet guides, experts have said.

Listening To Nature: How Sound Can Help Us Understand Environmental Change

Our hearing tells us of a car approaching from behind, unseen, or a bird in a distant forest. Everything vibrates, and sound passes through and around us all the time. Sound is a critical environmental signifier.

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.

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.

A Newbie’s Guide To Earthing

These days, the term “earthing” refers to sitting, standing or walking barefoot outside so that you have direct contact with grass, sand and the bare ground.

EarthTalk: Environmentally Friendly Banks

Dear EarthTalk: After reading an EarthTalk piece on climate divestment, I’m looking to switch my checking and savings accounts to an environmentally friendly bank. Any ideas?

Is Charcoal Toothpaste Effective?

Activated charcoal is a popular topic these days from cleansing your face, detoxing and even brushing your teeth. More experts are questioning whether toothpastes containing charcoal are detrimental in the long-term.

The Gifts Of One Spirit Medicine

You can grow a new body. You know you can, because you have already grown a body once before.

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…

A Teen Scientist Helped Me Discover Tons Of Golf Balls Polluting The Ocean

As a scientist researching marine plastic pollution, I thought I had seen a lot. Then, early in 2017, I heard from Alex Weber, a junior at Carmel High School in California.

Top Reasons To Meditate Daily

Beth was diagnosed with a 2-inch tumor that had metastasized to her lymph nodes and lungs. Instead of radiation, she decided to address her disease on a whole different level. Here's how she cleared her lymph nodes and shrank her tumor by almost three-quarters in only two months.

Animals Scored Significant Victories With The 2018 Farm Bill

The Farm Bill demonstrates that even in a divided nation, protecting animals is something all Americans can support.

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.

6 Healthy Sleep Habits

By making just a few small adjustments to your nighttime routine, which can include creating new ambiance, adding natural sleep aids, and cutting out distractions, you could see dramatic improvements in your sleep.

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.

EarthTalk: The Green New Deal

Dear EarthTalk: What is the so-called Green New Deal proposed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and is Congress likely to go for it?

How To Train The Body’s Own Cells To Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Drug-resistant superbugs have threatened human health for decades. The situation is getting worse because of the shortage of new antibiotics.

The Surprising Links Between Family Dinner And Good Health

Adults who prepare quality meals for children are offering something more important than a nutrition lesson.

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.

Magic Mushrooms For Palliative Care Patients

Palliative care patients are being treated with the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms in a bid to reduce their anxiety during end of life care.

Environmental Storytelling Can Help Spread Big Ideas For Saving The Planet

Tackling climate change will require huge changes in society. Decarbonising energy, restoring habitat and making food supply sustainable are all critical, but methods for motivating these actions have typically taken the wrong approach.

The Best Diet For Rheumatoid Arthritis: Reviewing The Evidence

Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most common autoimmune diseases. It affects up to 1.3% of the population worldwide, mostly women.

Should Plant-Based Proteins Be Called “Meat”?

The word “meat” is becoming the center of a linguistic legal battle between purveyors of animal flesh and those selling plant-based alternatives.

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…

Most Caregivers Of People With Dementia Are Family Members, And They Need Help

Family care of an older adult has emerged as an essential element of the U.S. health care system, with 83 percent of long-term care provided to older adults coming from family members or other unpaid helpers.

Campaign To Promote Sharing And The Maker Movement Draws Thousands Around The World

Global waste is reaching staggering levels and is set to worsen, if things don't change drastically. While that might seem overwhelming, people are taking action on the local, national, and international levels to combat the problem.

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.

Act Now To Protect Holistic Health Care In Massachusetts

We urgently need your help now. The free practice of Reiki is at risk in Massachusetts, as is Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Yoga, Herbalism, Qigong, Polarity, Alexander Technique, Shiatsu and many other alternative and complementary modalities.
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Daily Astrology

April 10, 2020

In this uneasy time when so many of us face reorganized schedules, newly emerging priorities and open-ended uncertainties, the stars now offer light in the darkness, glimpses of a saner, more just world. Mental Mercury is at the final degree of the…
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April 2020

April 5–8 Kundalini Yoga Therapy for Facing Death & Transforming Grief with Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD, Director of Guru Ram Das Center for Medicine & Humanology When we...

Cost: $688

Where:
Available Remotely
, MA


Sponsor: Yoga At The Ashram
Telephone: 508-376-4525
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Thich Nhat Hanh describes mindfulness as “the capacity to be aware of what is going on – what is there.” In these extraordinarily volatile times of racism-related dukkah, it may...

Cost: Suggested donation for general attendance is $15. CE credits available for $30.

Where:
Online
, MA


Sponsor: Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy
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Are you going through a divorce, contemplating divorce, or recovering from divorce? Join our online Divorce Boot Camp, and we’ll help you get into shape! Join us and learn about the finer...

Cost: Free

Where:
Online Event
, MA


Sponsor: Vesta: Redefining Divorce
Telephone: 508-744-6014
Contact Name: Deanna Coyle
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Join us on Facebook Live for a guided meditation in the energy of this month’s full moon.

Cost: $11

Where:
Facebook Live
, MA


Sponsor: The LoveLight Center
Telephone: (207) 216-9584
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Message from Ritu Kapur: I sincerely hope that you are staying healthy and taking care of yourself during these uncertain times. I am seeing/ noticing a lot of anxiety and worry everywhere, not...

Cost: Free

Where:
Online
, MA


Sponsor: Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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Robert Rivest will share powerful mindfulness practices that accentuate the positive, build greater resiliency and compassion for yourself and others, and empower you to live your best...

Cost: $20 early bird

Where:
Online
, MA


Sponsor: Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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