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Exercise Treats Addiction By Altering Brain’s Dopamine System

New research by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on addictions has identified a key mechanism in how exercise can help impact the brain in ways that may support treatment -- and even prevention strategies -- for addiction.

In Praise Of Doing Nothing

In the 1950s, scholars worried that, thanks to technological innovations, Americans wouldn’t know what to do with all of their leisure time.

The Fiery Furnace

In each of us there is a fiery furnace. It is the place of transformation, the heart. The element of transformation is Fire.

Forgetting Things More As You Get Older?

Yale University researchers can’t tell you where you left your car keys -- but they can tell you why you can’t find them.

The Flow Of Give And Take

Every once in a while, my husband and I search for things we can get rid of, and devise a better way to organize our environment. Some “stuff” is easy to recycle or give away. Other "good things" are harder to let go of…

Poo And Nirvana

Please don’t be shocked by this question: What is the connection between poo and nirvana?

Overeating? It May Be A Brain Glitch

With springtime comes the desire to shed those few extra pounds, in preparation to don swimsuits and head to the pool. This year, new obesity research is making it easier to find a pathway that is right for us.

Self-Compassion, Self-Care

What is compassion to you? Is it the simple practice of opening your heart? Of appreciation and gratitude?

Bhakti — The Path Of Love

The five branches of Yoga seek to decrease the control of the ego so that we can connect with something greater than ourselves and be guided by a virtuous intention.

How To Say Goodbye When Someone You Love Is Dying

Say what you feel. Connect with other loved ones. Accept the past. Most important, move forward.

How To Quit Smoking

Smokers are generally advised to quit smoking in order to improve health and prevent chronic disease. But the nicotine addiction can be one of the hardest to break.

Schools Shouldn’t Wait For Red Flags To Address Student Mental Health Needs

One out of every 4 or 5. That’s how many students will display a significant mental health problem over the course of their lifetime.

Three Keys To Happiness At Work

A new book suggests that our jobs can be improved if we focus on seeking purpose, hope, and positive relationships at work.

Could Toxic Food And Medications Be Contributing To School Shootings?

Studies show that many serial killers and criminals have one thing in common: they live on junk food.

It’s A Turbulent World. Stop Stressing And Adapt.

The American people have been roughed up over the last decade. A sense of vulnerability and danger tinges their view of public affairs.

What Might Explain The Unhappiness Epidemic?

We’d all like to be a little happier. The problem is that much of what determines happiness is outside of our control.

Astrological Forecast For Spring/Summer 2018

In the natural world, rebirth and realignment are under way. Important shifts in planetary emphasis continue as we head into spring.

Busy Is The New Addiction — Hurry Up And Relax!

Slowing down gives us more time to breathe as we’re learning how to cope with discomfort and release our addiction to being busy. It gives time to just be, to connect, in the stillness and peace of silence.

The Qigong Experience

An interview with YingXing Wang by Spirit of Change publisher Carol Bedrosian

Calm Mind Meditation

I am often asked why I mediate and my answer has remained the same since I began in the 1970’s. I meditate because it works to calm my mind.

Stubborn Wishes For Ruby Slippers

If you have a stubborn goal it could be time for a radical change.

Spirit Bear Hypnosis Session

Begin by settling into a comfortable space where you can relax, shifting around until your body is totally sculpted into the couch, muscles softening with every breath you take.

Your Brain On Hypnosis

Everyday I see miracles. People come to me as smokers and leave as non-smokers. They free themselves from fears and destructive habits that have troubled them for a lifetime.

What Do Essential Oils And Hypnosis Have In Common?

Hypnotherapy, like aroma, works at the level of the subconscious to alter or influence behavior.

What The Joyous Solitude Of Early Hermits Can Teach Us About Being Alone

Loneliness (feeling alone) and solitude (being alone) are not the same thing. And lessons can be learned from those who have found solitude essential for inspiration.

How The Wonder Of Nature Can Inspire Social Justice Activism

The complex systems of the natural world can open our eyes to a new way of being.

Why So Many Americans Think Buddhism Is Just A Philosophy

Buddhism entered into the American cultural consciousness in the late 19th century. It was a time when romantic notions of exotic Oriental mysticism fueled the imaginations of American philosopher-poets, art connoisseurs, and early scholars of world religions.

The Japanese Concept Of Ikigai: Why Purpose Might Be A Better Goal Than Happiness

Doing something as well as you possibly can makes life more meaningful.

“Rock” Your Valentine With Healing Crystals

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, many of us have love on our minds. Whether we are looking for that special someone, or trying to perfect the love that is already in our lives, healing crystals and minerals can help us achieve that.

A Herd Of Goats: The New Moon In Capricorn

My Capricorn grandmother gave me this little brass goat, symbol for the constellation Capricorn. He nuzzles my pottery in a sunny corner of my house.
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Daily Astrology

June 18, 2019

An early morning sextile between Saturn and Neptune suggests there is timeless wisdom to be had in dreams. Some folks wake up feeling as though they have been schooled in ancient wisdom while sleeping. Others feel empowered to go after a cherished goal…
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June 2019

Sunday Reiki treatments with Reiki master and practitioner Linda Simons in Brookline, MA. Start your week off on a more balanced note with a Reiki treatment on a Sunday afternoon. Please join me...

Cost: Sliding Scale $25-45

Where:
233 Harvard Street
Suite 36
Brookline, MA  02446
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Telephone: 617-304-2205
Contact Name: Linda Simons
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In celebration of the summer freshness, vitality and joyfulness, this is a spring pamper yourself DIY strawberry body care flower project that you will go home with. Time permitting you may go...

Cost: Pre-reg $35, $40 at the door, materials included

Where:
The Healing Power of Flowers—Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles Rd
Sute #A
Salem, NH  03079
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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers—Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey Smith
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Join us for an exclusive workshop and wine tasting. This event is free! Attorney Lisa Cukier, partner at Burns & Levinson, will lead an informative workshop on divorce impacted by...

Cost: Free

Where:
Total Wine & More
321 Speen Street
Apt 802
Natick, MA  01760
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Sponsor: Vesta: Redefining Divorce
Telephone: 508-744-6014
Contact Name: Deanna Coyle
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Part 1 - Animal Communication Tue 6/18 (10-6pm) and Wed, 6/19 (10-1 pm)  Fri, 6/21 *Optional morning off-site visit w/live animals  Learn how to communicate with your...

Cost: $540

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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Are you going through a divorce, contemplating divorce, or recovering from divorce? Come to our Divorce Boot Camp, and we’ll help you get into shape! Join us and learn about the finer...

Cost: Free

Where:
Leading Edge Real Estate
2 Mount Vernon Street
Winchester, MA  01890
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Sponsor: Vesta: Redefining Divorce
Telephone: 508-744-6014
Contact Name: Deanna Coyle
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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...

Cost: Free

Where:
Skylark Law & Mediation, PC
9 Main Street
Southborough, MA  01772
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Sponsor: Vesta: Redefining Divorce
Telephone: 508-744-6014
Contact Name: Deanna Coyle
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June 20–23 For more info, please contact us at 336.574.1121 or aptaoffices@polaritytherapy.org www.polaritytherapy.org Keynote Speaker: Christina L. Ross, PhD, BCPP Wake Forest...

Where:
Hilton Long Island/Huntington
Melville, NY


Sponsor: American Polarity Therapy Association
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This development group is for students of mediumship looking to enhance, expand and practice their mediumship abilities. Traditional and progressive mediumship development techniques, topics and...

Cost: $25 per person

Where:
Moth and Moon Studio
173 South River Road
Suite #4
Bedford, NH  03110
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Sponsor: Moth and Moon Studio
Telephone: 603-782-3674
Contact Name: Danielle Dionne
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June 21–23 Medical Qi Gong for Health Care Practitioners and Tuina Treatment Strategies for Cervical Spine and Lumbar Spine with Bill Helm Join us Friday–Sunday, June...

Cost: See details

Where:
Roots and Wings Yoga and Healing Arts
317 North Main Street
Natick, MA  01760
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Sponsor: Eastern Medicinal Therapies Education Center
Telephone: (617) 435-3586
Contact Name: Lauren Paap
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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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Saturday and Sunday, June 22nd & 23rd plus Saturday, July 27th A path to reconnecting with your true self and expressing your full human potential. Summer 2019 Reiki...

Cost: $450

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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At Elemental Energies with Chris Ann and Jeff Come see a wide collection of psychics, artists, healers, etc. from all over New England. Come buy tickets at the large raffle table. 100% of the...

Cost: ​Free admission

Where:
27 N. Berwick Road
Wells, ME
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Telephone: (207) 641-5070
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Explore Your Psychic Awareness In This Fun And Informative Workshop Designed specifically for people who are awakening to their own psychic senses, this class will provide you with personalized,...

Cost: $125

Where:
The Mills at Salmon Falls
3 Front Street
Lower Mill
Rollinsford, NH  03869
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Sponsor: Raylene Sousa Medium LLC
Telephone: 207-956-0220
Contact Name: Raylene Sousa
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Celebrate the longest day of daylight and the summer season with us! Come detox, relax and renew yourself for the summer celebration in our sanctuary! A great way to really dig in a get fully...

Cost: Special 3-15 min services $60 or 1-15 min service $25

Where:
The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles Rd
Sute #A
Salem, NH  03079
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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers—Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey Smith
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