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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.

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 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.

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.

One Of A Kind

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

Trusting Intuition

Most of us have been taught from childhood not to trust our feelings, not to express ourselves truthfully and honestly, not to recognize that at the core of our being lies a loving, powerful, and creative nature.

This DIY Lavender Aromatherapy Playdough Will Ease Your Stress

Engage several senses with this aromatherapy stress ball.

Are Yoga And Mindfulness In Schools Religious?

The number of U.S. children age 4 to 17 practicing yoga rose from 2.3% to 8.4% – or from 1.3 million to 4.9 million – between 2007 and 2017, federal data show. The number of children meditating rose to 3.1 million during the same period.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

Creating Heaven On Earth

Back in the 1960s and 70s, there arose a magical community in Northern Scotland called Findhorn, founded by Peter and Eileen Caddy and their friend Dorothy Maclean. At least it seemed magical…

How To Love Yourself Truly And Deeply

Do you believe you deserve to be loved? How do you show love to yourself on a moment-to-moment basis? Read this article with a pen and paper and use it as a mini workshop to explore your own relationship with yourself.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

From Me To We. My New Year’s Resolution

In 2019, we must move beyond the myth of the lone individual to recognize our deep interdependence and responsibilities for one another and nature.

Are We Undermining Our Children’s Education?

How difficult is it nowadays to engage the whole family in a talk? Or if you’re a teacher, how difficult is it to engage a class of students?

Joyful Wishes For All Into the New Year With Peace, Love And Wellness

For every time you smile at a stranger — Thank you…
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July 18, 2019

Morning meetings and discussions can be amazingly productive. The Aquarius Moon is in a fine angle with Jupiter, a promoter’s delight. Positive thinking, clarity and receptivity to new ideas are fostered. Adding to the rosy glow is a midday trine between…
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This meditation we'll do a brief chat about holly for the 8th month of the Celtic Tree Wheel of the year cycle. We will be working with holly and deer essences tonight. Please note this is only...

Cost: Pre-registered $10 or $15 at door

Where:
Healing Power Of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles Rd
Suite A
Salem, NH  03079
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Sponsor: Healing Power Of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey Smith
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Join author Lois Hermann for the exclusive pre-launch of her book, Chronicles of Hope. Author meet-and-greet Presentation Book reading and Q & A Exclusive opportunity to purchase an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hunt Memorial Building
6 Main Street
Nashua, NH  03062
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Sponsor: Lois Hermann & Associates
Telephone: 603-566-2193
Contact Name: Christine Snyder
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In collaboration with Sail Satori Instructors: Captain James Ashton and Peyton Pugmire Tuesday mornings, 7/9, 8/6, 9:30am-11:30am Thursday evenings, 7/18, 8/15, 6pm-8pm Sail away,...

Cost: $85 (Tuesday morning)/$97 (Thursday evening)

Where:
Creative Spirit
80 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA  01945
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Telephone: 781-797-0389
Contact Name: Creative Spirit
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Arthritis is one of the leading causes of disability in America. This two hour workshop will talk about how yoga can provide gentle and safe movement for all your joints with gradual progression....

Cost: $30 early-bird ($35 after 7/15)

Where:
Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 Lyman Street, Suite 108B
Westborough Shopping Center
Westborough, MA  01581
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Sponsor: www.SOHUM.org
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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Are you separated, divorced, or in the process of divorce? Whatever stage you are in—just considering divorce or many years post divorce—our Divorce Resource Nights have something for...

Cost: Free

Where:
Leading Edge Real Estate
1756 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA  02420
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Sponsor: Vesta: Redefining Divorce
Telephone: 508-744-6014
Contact Name: Deanna Coyle
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You can find love through online dating, if you know the best ways to approach it. At this dynamic workshop facilitated by Susan Trotter, Ph.D., you will learn how to have more fun and...

Cost: $39

Where:
Newton North High School
457 Walnut Street
Newton, MA  02460
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Sponsor: Vesta: Redefining Divorce
Telephone: 508-744-6014
Contact Name: Deanna Coyle
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July 19–22 Thai Yoga Massage (TYM) is an ancient healing art that combines the alignment of the breath, yoga asana, and mindfulness meditation of Metta (loving compassion) into a flowing...

Cost: $550

Where:
Frog Lotus Yoga
189 Beaver St. #207
North Adams, MA  01247
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Sponsor: Triple Gem School of Thai Massage
Telephone: 508-510-0241
Contact Name: Jennifer Yarro
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July 19–23, 2019 Share family quality time together in a supportive community amidst the beautiful Berkshire Mountains. The retreat is open to parents, grandparents, and guardians with...

Where:
Eastover Estate & Retreat
430 East Street
Lenox, MA  01240
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Telephone: 866-264-5139
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July 19–21 Organic lunches, Friday night dinner, then 10-4 both days. Identification, product-making, direct experiential connection with the plants on 30 acres. Essences, self-care,...

Cost: $350

Where:
, VT


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Networking / Supervision / Support  We are a varied group of holistic practitioners in metro-west Boston and we welcome new practitioner-members. We invite any local practitioner,...

Where:
Lincoln, MA


Telephone: 781-738-1920
Contact Name: Jai Kaur Annamaria

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Learn both the hands-on healing and the spiritual self-development applications of Reiki. Facilitated by Lou Orsan, Reiki Shihan (Master-Teacher) This one-day class covers the basic...

Cost: $150

Where:
Northeast Reiki Center
61 Nicholas Road, Suite B2
Framingham, MA  01701
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Sponsor: Northeast Reiki Center
Telephone: 508-808-5696
Contact Name: Lou Orsan
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July 20–21, 2019 Why Take Level I: Marconic ‘No-touch’ Healing Protocol? Marconics is hailed by spirit as ‘The Vehicle of Ascension.’ Whether you...

Cost: $450, $150 deposit holds your space.

Where:
Crystal Essence
39 Railroad St
Great Barringont, MA  01230
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Sponsor: Marconics Southern New England Teacher Team
Telephone: 203-533-9633
Contact Name: Julie Oakes
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The Nourished Festival brings together over 100 brands exhibiting the best specialty diet products! The Festivals have five zones to visit: Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Paleo, Keto and Plant-Based....

Cost: $5-$15

Where:
DCU Center - North Exhibit Hall
50 Foster Street
Worcester, MA  01608
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Sponsor: The Nourished Festivals; Enjoy Life Foods
Telephone: 847-284-9997
Contact Name: Laura
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July 20–21, 2109 This program will run from 9:30am to 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday. A 90 minute midday break is included. Class size is limited to 20 students only, be sure to...

Cost: $135

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street
Suite 1A
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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