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Self-Care at Midlife

The third stage of life, midlife, is real and important, and it requires a new kind of inner adventure, writes self-care celebrity author and guru Cheryl Richardson.

Spring/Summer 2019 Book Reviews

Clinical herbalist Melanie St. Ours is passionate about self-care. In The Simple Guide to Natural Health she shares cost-effective, natural remedies that you can make at home to awaken your senses, encourage prevention, and safely heal and support your health.

Self-Care Wisdom

A collection of self-care stories, tips and inspiration

Protecting Your Access To Health Care Freedom In Massachusetts

Safe harbor practitioner exemption laws allow holistic professionals to practice freely in the public domain, while giving consumers maximum freedom of choice in health care options.

Spring Vegetables: Fast, Fresh Food For Body & Soul

Spring has finally sprung, and with it a desire to lighten up. Going with the seasonal flow means leaning toward fresh bitter greens, herbs, plant proteins and spring vegetables.

Revisiting The Soundtrack Of Your Life

From the moment you were born, your subconscious mind went to work and began its job as your personal scribe — the recorder of every event you ever experienced in your life — past present or future.

Bio-Electricity — The Most Overlooked Factor Of The Technological Revolution

Could wireless radiation be ruining our sex lives?

Stop Your Tics By Learning What Triggers Them

Like most in the Tourette community, I believed that my child’s tics were inevitable and out of our control. A new world has now opened up for us.

Astrological Forecast For Spring-Summer 2019

The stars continue to challenge us. Saturn is moving into a conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn, for the first such alignment since the 1930 discovery of the solar system’s tiniest and most distant planet.

The Value Of Civility

Selections from the newsletter “A Curriculum of Hope for a Peaceful World,” Fall 2018

Self-Care To Maintain Eye Health At Any Age

You can learn to help preserve your eyesight and become an active participant in your own vision care.

Is It Selfish To Take Time For Self-Care?

As a functional medicine and Oriental medicine doctor seeing patients with complex chronic diseases, I admit my perspective may be skewed. However, it seems to me as if a majority of our culture is excessively worried and maintains an unhealthfully busy schedule.

Musings: How To Turn Self-Care Into Self-Cure

Fifteen years ago my dear friend Patricia Burke, an energy sensitive canary-in-the-coal-mine coping with living in a wifi world, sent me “Healing Wombs: The Arvigo® Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy,” an article to publish in Spirit of Change.

Natural Healing For A Broken Ankle

It was the first Friday of the new year. The year was 2014 and I was living in hilly central Massachusetts. Temperatures had been in the frigid zone for days, and the ground was covered by a crystalline snow blanket.

Nurturing Children: Mind, Body And Spirit

My vision of the world includes conscious kids making intelligent decisions for themselves and the world around them as we teach them how to nurture their spirit within.

The 18 Best Healthy Foods To Buy In Bulk (And The Worst)

Buying food in large quantities, also known as bulk shopping, is an excellent way to fill your pantry and fridge while cutting down on food costs.

Do Your Genes Influence How You Support Others?

Can a surge in a particular hormone make us feel and act like a totally different person? And if so, are we right to blame our out-of-control moments on some kind of biochemical signalling?

The Things You Must Consider Before Uncovering Your Ancestry

Discovering our lineage is something that intrigues most of us. We’ve all seen the TV shows that uncover celebrities as related to royalty, and you can’t help but think that could be you too.

Fire Cider Trademark Court Date Set For March 25

It is time to stand up for our herbal legacy! Our enduring hope is that Fire Cider and other traditional herbal recipes will be put in a category that protects them from future trademarking, which will allow everyone to continue to make and sell these traditional herbal recipes.

Good News Headlines 2/19/19

Thousands of pupils are swapping pens for placards as the student climate protests sweeping Europe reach the UK…

5 Signs That You Really Need To Hire A Life Coach ASAP

If you don’t know what to do with your life, hiring a life coach can be the right thing to do. Here are the five signs that you need to get a life coach ASAP.

Deer Disease Poses Risks To General Public, Not Just Hunters

If you live in an urban area, should you be concerned about the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in U.S. deer herds?

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.
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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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