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Support Safe Harbor Bill S665, Stop The Bodyworker Bill S168

Two bills to be heard this fall at the state house will determine the future of holistic health care in Massachusetts.

Beautiful Words

Many years ago a Spirit of Change reader mailed to me his unique list of Beautiful Words that he hoped would make him a more loving person if he started using them more in his vocabulary.

The Most Important Healing Relationship You Will Ever Have

Your inner healer works full time, fixing things before they get broken, cleaning up your excesses and poor choices, and performing endless adjustments in the quest to restore health and balance to any part of your injured body, mind or spirit.

Not So Black And White

There is no such thing as black genes or white genes; the concept of race is purely a political invention designed to enforce unjust hierarchies.

Are Minimally Processed Foods Healthy?

Life can be confusing and so it is with food. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) nearly 70% of our food is refined, yet we are told processed food is bad — unhealthy, right?

I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Path To Healthier Relationships

The truly good listeners of the world do more than just listen — they listen, seek to understand, and they validate.

EHS, ADA, FCC And 5G — Time For A Reboot

If we do not address the charade at the FCC, we will burden future generations with unfathomable injury and incalculable harm.

Home Birth May Start Babies Off With Health-Promoting Microbes

Only in the last century has birth moved out of the home and into the hospital. How has that changed the types of microbes that live in and on our bodies – collectively known as the microbiome – which we know are vital to human health?

We Ignore Thousands Of Threatened Plant Species At Our Own Peril

We take plants for granted because they are all around us, but more than 20 percent of the world's known plant species are threatened with extinction. It’s time to urge our elected representatives to protect plants with a stronger Endangered Species Act.

Intimacy vs. Isolation: Why Relationships Are So Important

Intimacy is a loving relationship of any sort. It requires sharing yourself with others. It can help you develop deeply personal connections.

Good News Headlines 8/20/19

Communal gardens, landscaped rooftops, and wide-open windows aren't features of your typical hospital—but maybe they should be…

What’s The Scoop On Kids And Dirt?

Get enough to help, but not enough to hurt, a doctor advises.

Are Bioplastics Better For The Environment Than Conventional Plastics?

Confusion among terms like bioplastics, bio-based and biodegradable plastics makes it hard to discern — and make — the environmentally responsible choice.

Please Oppose S168, An Act Regulating Bodywork

A bill that attempts to address human trafficking by unfairly targeting holistic healthcare practitioners.

Good News Headlines 8/13/19

When Luke and his mom went to pick up Roo, she came “bounding out” of her puppy pen and jumped up at the pair on her hind legs.

How To Meal Plan: 23 Helpful Tips

A well-thought-out meal plan can help you improve your diet quality or reach a specific health goal while saving you time and money along the way.

Earthtalk: Cell Service In National Parks

Dear EarthTalk: I was appalled to find out on a recent backpacking trip to Yosemite National Park that I could get three bars of service on my cell phone. What about getting away from it all?

How Capitalism Exploits Our Fear Of Old Age

Getting older isn’t all loss and no gain—we may actually become happier and more emotionally resilient.

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?
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Daily Astrology

December 12, 2019

Minutes after midnight the “Cold” Moon is Full in Gemini. Trust may be tested, making a leap of faith a necessity. Faced with unknowns and other mysteries, there could be no other choice than to carry on as best as possible. The Moon then embarks on a…
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December 2019

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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A beautiful collection of messages from Jeshua Ben Joseph (Jesus) that will transform your life, as it did his. Coming together to study these teachings, to ponder, to savor, to deepen our...

Cost: $25 per class

Where:
Heart and Soul Holistic Healing Center
130 Massapoag Avenue
Sharon, MA  02067
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Sponsor: Heart and Soul Holistic
Telephone: 781-258-9942
Contact Name: Barbara Ann Strassman
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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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What is a vigorous yoga practice, and who can benefit from it? With Marissa McAleer and Julie Rost This workshop will explore a more physical practice of yoga and how it can be used to...

Cost: $45

Where:
YogaLife Institute of NH
6 Chestnut Street
Lower Level
Exeter, NH  03833
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Sponsor: YogaLife Institute of NH
Contact Name: Alice Bentley
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The Wellness Roundtable Holistic Practitioners Network creates an environment for wellness practitioners to inspire, educate and support one another, while building community and encouraging...

Cost: $20 (Drop-ins are welcome)

Where:
Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 Lyman St
#108B
Westborough, MA
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Sponsor: 01581
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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How would it feel to have direct education on changing your feelings so you do start to ask for what you truly want? Each month, come and practice hands-on skills to get into the habit of...

Cost: $15

Where:
Awaken Holistic Counseling Services
2 Liberty St., Unit 2L
Newburyport, MA  01950
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Sponsor: Awaken Holistic Counseling Services, LLC
Telephone: 978-255-7893
Contact Name: Kerri Morrison
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The nights of December fall dark and early. Homes are filled with warm firelight and flickering candle glow. As the year draws to a close, pause under the peaceful light of December’s Full...

Cost: $10–15 suggested donation

Where:
A Touch of Magick
195 S Main Street
Uxbridge, MA
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Telephone: (508) 779-7386
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Sound baths provide an opportunity to relax and journey into a healing, meditative and rejuvenating state. There is nothing you need to do, know or believe. Join us for a powerful, yet casual...

Cost: $25

Where:
Moth & Moon Studio
173 South River Rd
Suite #4
Bedford, NH  03110
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Sponsor: Jeffrey Charles Warren
Contact Name: Jeffrey Warren
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Multi-skilled, and varied holistic practitioner group in Lincoln Area / Metro-West Boston welcomes new practitioner-members. Open invitation to any local practitioner, teacher, researcher,...

Cost: Free, or $5-$15

Where:
Member-homes/offices
Lincoln, MA  01773-4107


Sponsor: Lincoln Area Wellness Collaborative
Telephone: 781-738-1920
Contact Name: Jai Kaur

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This is a class that will teach you how to make your own wire-wrapped gemstone pendant! Don’t be discouraged—it is simpler than you think, and you’ll have great fun in crafting...

Cost: $40 per person or $35 more than one, includes supplies

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
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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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