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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.

The Most Cancer Suppressing Compounds Are Found In These Veggies

New research has linked a compound found in Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and other cruciferous vegetables to one of the body’s most potent tumor-suppressing genes.

Good News Headlines 7/2/19

Whales like humpbacks are famous for their mellifluous calls, typically referred to as whale songs. But right whales — three species of large baleen whales in the genus Eubalaena — have never been known to sing…

CBD: The Next Weapon In The War Against Opioid Addiction?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is everywhere, with word on the street saying that it can cure everything from a bad mood to cancer. However, most of these claims are not based on scientific evidence…

How To Get Your Kids Involved In Green Living

Here are a few helpful hints to get you and your family started on a green journey.

How To Do Nothing: Resisting The Attention Economy

Being idle in this age of hyper-productivity can sometimes leave us feeling a sense of profound guilt. Instead of enjoying a few minutes of stillness, we feel constant pressure to do something.

How Grassroots Funds Are Ensuring Abortion Access Despite Bans

Reproductive rights advocates in the Southeast are working nonstop to help low-income women.

Good News Headlines 6/25/19

Millions of Americans are seeing reports of migrants suffering abusive conditions in U.S. custody and wondering what they can do…

6 Ways To Protect Your Mental Health From Social Media’s Dangers

As a psychologist who has studied the perils of online interactions and has observed the effects of social media (mis)use on my clients’ lives, I have six suggestions of ways people can reduce the harm social media can do to their mental health.

Anger More Harmful Than Sadness

Although constructive anger can aid intimate relationships, work interactions and social expressions, it may be more harmful to an older person’s physical health than sadness.

Impact Of Electric Bicycles On The Environment

The use of electric bicycles, or e-bikes, is an innovative step towards efficiently cutting the need for burning fossil fuels by allowing anyone to use a bike for transportation regardless of health, stamina or hilly terrain.

One Of A Kind

Just be you…because no one else on Earth can!

The Resurgence Of Local Food Swap Events

The food swap movement that began sprouting a decade ago from Portland to Philadelphia, is once again popping up in new incarnations around the country.
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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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