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Smiling Really Does Make People Feel Happier

Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you’ll live -- and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being?

Mushrooms: “Nature’s Greatest Decomposers”

An Indigenous-led organization in New Mexico is using fungus in an attempt to remove chemicals from soil.

Breastfeeding Boosts Metabolites Important For Brain Growth

Breast milk is always better than formula because it provides critical nutrients and a diverse array of antioxidant protection as well.

Good News Headlines 5/7/19

Dogs may be man’s best friend, but a new survey of 2,000 dog owners shows that they’re also good for helping their owners make new friends too​…

The Unique Vulnerabilities And Needs Of Teen Survivors Of Mass Shootings

As a specialist in emotional and behavioral disorders of children and adolescents, I receive many inquiries from concerned parents, students, school officials, pediatricians and the news media about this issue and the harm violence has on our children and their families.

Experiencing Chickens And Restoring Their Earth Rights

Chickens have memory, emotions and empathy. They deserve our respect and care.

Your New Healthy Habits? They’re Ancient

These early Native traditions spur physical well-being.

Rhode Islanders For Safe Technology Screen “Generation Zapped”

National Grid is engaged in a regulatory process to replace gas and electric meters in RI, MA, and NY with next generation two-way wireless meters.

Good New Headlines 4/30/19

TIME magazine’s annual list of the most influential people contains the most women in its 15-year history. This year, just under half of the list’s 100 honorees are women.

Tomatoes Fight Cancer And Reduce Inflammation

A new study adds to mounting evidence that lycopene in tomatoes reduces fatty liver disease, inflammation, and the development of cancer.

14 Simple Ways To Stick To A Healthy Diet

Eating healthy can help you lose weight and have more energy. It can also improve your mood and reduce your risk of disease.

The Tide Is Turning, As Farmworkers Fight For Organic Agriculture

Farmworker Justice and Farmworker Association of Florida are leading the fight to improve workplace safety and training for farmworkers and eliminate the most toxic pesticides from use in agriculture.

From IVF To Miscarriages: 5 Ways We Can Talk About Infertility

By opening up about her struggles with pregnancy, former First Lady Michelle Obama launches a public conversation about something many women suffer in private.

Share Your Testimony To Support Health Freedom Bill S665

We are looking to galvanize support for bill S665 through the collection of powerful personal testimonials.

Good New Headlines 4/23/19

Deliberately inhaling a pleasant aroma may be enough to reduce the urge to light up, at least temporarily, and could be used as part of an effective smoking cessation strategy…

What My Mother’s Death Taught Me About Saving The Planet. We Can’t, And Here’s Why.

As environmentalists, we often refer to our work as “saving the planet.” This is unhelpful for a couple of reasons.

10 Innovative Projects From Around The World That Reduce Loneliness

The case studies from “Sharing Cities” show how people are coming together while meeting other vital needs.

Self-Care And The Essential Practice Of Cultivating Selfishness

Selfish. I used to fear – even dread – being called or perceived as selfish. Nothing seemed worse to me. The very word sent chills down my spine, made my stomach turn, and activated all sorts of defense mechanisms within me.

What Is Mud’s Dirty Little Secret?

For thousands of years, it’s been wallowed in and slathered on for both medicine and beauty. Science says it works.

How Do You Mend A Broken Heart?

To be human means your heart will be broken (and repaired) over and over again throughout your lifetime as it endlessly searches for love in every direction. Tell us how you mend a broken heart for the next issue of Spirit of Change.

Good News Headlines 4/16/19

All of the students at this experimental Ohio school had been declared “irredeemable” because of their behavioral issues or social circumstances – but their latest test scores showed that they just needed a little bit of love.

How Social Media Is Helping Big Tobacco Hook A New Generation Of Smokers

Big Tobacco is increasingly using social media to find new ways to hook young people on smoking, circumventing decades of laws restricting the marketing of traditional cigarettes to minors.

7 Everyday Tonics That Help Your Body Adjust To Stress And Anxiety

We’ve all been there — feeling like there’s just some pep missing in our step. Thankfully, there’s a natural (and tasty!) solution in your pantry.

Four Basic Steps For Effective Creative Visualization

There is nothing at all new, strange, or unusual about creative visualization. You are already using it every day, every minute, in fact.

10 Plant Forward Cookbooks That Make Greener Eating Easier

Having a diet that is more plant forward may have environmental benefits, according to recent reports and many world-renowned chefs have taken note of the importance of plants because they add flavor and color to dinner tables.

Good News Headlines 4/9/19

National Pollinator Garden Network surpasses goal of 1 million registered pollinator gardens…

Five Mindfulness Tools For Pain

One Buddhist meditation teacher is fond of asking his students, “Why does your knee hurt when you meditate?” After entertaining a few answers, he smiles impishly and laughs, “Because you have a body.”

Birding Is Booming. So Where Are The Black Birders?

Raising the profile of Black birders could help foster a healthy connection between Black communities and the natural world.

Earthtalk: “Zero Waste” Grocery Stores

Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard about “Zero Waste” grocery stores in Europe where everything is sold in bulk and customers bring and fill up their own reusable containers and bags. When will we get some of these here on this “side of the pond”?

How To Optimize Your Recovery After A Stroke

Stroke is a massively pervasive problem in the U.S., with an estimated 795,000 strokes occurring each year. It’s the fifth leading cause of death, killing an estimated 142,000 annually.
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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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