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Five Things I Have Learned Since Five Regrets

Courage is the greatest tool for bringing our dreams into reality.

Black Teen Suicide Rate Has Doubled. Here Are 5 Ways To Help

Though mental illness is not a new problem in the Black community, it has gone gravely overlooked.

The Changing Nature Of Sacred Spaces

With architectural historian Alice Friedman and photographer Randall Armor, I located and documented more than 50 hidden sacred spaces in the greater Boston area alone. Tucked around the edges in Boston, these spaces are open to the public.

Develop Chi The Taoist Way

The Inner Smile meditation has been recognized as one of the best exercises for stress management and self-healing, easily inducing a state of deep relaxation.

How To Kick Your Digital Addiction And Learn To Live Again

Because 6 percent of U.S. workers checked their work email when they or their spouse were in labor.

Shutting Off The Stress Response With Meditation

Over time, stress perpetuates fear. And a human being living in a fearful state ends up weakened and ill over time. It’s no good. So what is a human to do?

Why We Are Anxious And What To Do About It

Learning that you might be the major source of your anxiety should offer relief because you have the opportunity to manage yourself. Here are some tips to help you manage your anxiety

Fractal Patterns In Nature And Art Are Aesthetically Pleasing And Stress-Reducing

Researchers are untangling just what makes particular works of art or natural scenes visually appealing and stress-relieving – and one crucial factor is the presence of the repetitive patterns called fractals.

Unique Locations In Europe And America To Nurture Your Mind And Spirit

Check out these favorite locations in the US and Europe to nurture your spirit, open your mind and refresh your soul.

What Is Hot Yoga And How Does It Work?

Today, over 37 million people in the US practice yoga in a wide variety of styles such as Iyengar, Kripalu, Kundalini, Vinyasa, and Bikram yoga, also known as hot yoga.

Self-Esteem Might Boost Our Egos, But Self-Compassion Opens Our Hearts

Unlike self-esteem, the good feelings of self-compassion do not depend on being special and above average, or on meeting ideal goals.

Why Losing A Dog Can Be Harder Than Losing A Relative Or Friend

Those who have loved a dog know the truth: Your own pet is never “just a dog.”

How To Resist From A Place Of Love: Self-Care For The Long Haul

If you want to sustain yourself for the work ahead, here’s some advice: It doesn’t matter whether the other side “deserves” anger.

What It Takes to Change Hearts and Minds

To get someone’s support, you need more than just facts.

Plant Spirit Yoga: A Conversation With Lydia Russell

The more you pay attention to plants and talk to them, the more invited they will feel to come and share their energy and teachings with you.

Coming Out Of The God Closet

There is a love and an intelligence that is much bigger than we are. You can call it whatever you want. You can call it God, but you don’t have to. Call it George — it doesn’t matter.

Astrological Forecast For Spring/Summer 2017

Astrological Forecast for Spring/Summer 2017

Spring/Summer 2017 Book Reviews

At first Nhat Hanh was lonely, but his suffering ended when he discovered his true home was not a particular country or a place.

The Inaction Model Of Action

Years ago I was like most people: stressed out, continually late, a full agenda with no place to park. Then, almost by accident, I discovered a basic principle of life that saved me from a nervous or physical breakdown.

Four Easy Ways To Try Out A New You

Ah, March — the finicky fickle month that can’t decide whether to mark the death of winter or herald the birth of spring.

Poetry Page

Hopefest by Richard Baydin and This is it, Sugar by Pamela Bongas McIntyre

We Aren’t So Different—3 Steps To Overcome Hate And Fear

Here’s how to really listen and find compassion.

Music Training Speeds Up Brain Development In Children

Observing a pianist at a recital – converting musical notations into precisely timed finger movements on a piano – can be a powerful emotional experience.

4 Ways To Bring Self-Care Into Your Work

Imagine how much more effective you and your community organization could be if you took care of yourself as you take care of those your group serves.

Does Having Meaning In Your Life Keep You Healthy?

It helps prevent heart attack and stroke, staves off dementia, enables people to sleep better, have better sex and live longer. Oh, and it’s free…

Meditation For Donald Trump

You may want to use this strategy too.

Working Through Grief And Change

All things are impermanent. It is the nature of life. Nothing lasts forever (not even diamonds). Yet we generally have a hard time when things have reached the end of their lives.

Getting Started With Meditation

The challenge that exists for aspiring meditators is in knowing where to start. Answering three simple questions can make the process smooth, allowing you to develop a regular meditation routine and reap the benefits that meditation can bring.

Can’t Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions - Try Being Kind To Yourself

Why is it so hard to stick to resolutions that require us to make effective or lasting changes?

The Power Of Place

In Medfield, a small suburban town 45 minutes from Boston, you spot the Harmony Farm sign hanging from a tree and know you have arrived.
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Daily Astrology

January 28, 2020

Nighttime dreams can cause vague dissatisfaction or deep unease. The Pisces Moon is conjunct Neptune and testing Mars. Breathe. Relax. Be sure to consume only healthy foods and drink. Slow down and be careful if you’re on the road overnight, when Mars’…
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January 2020

What is an animal totem/power animal? Does everyone have them? Do animals communicate with us? Join us! Get these questions answered and more. We will explore the world of animals, learn how...

Cost: $65

Where:
Private Office
Andover, MA


Sponsor: Diana Harris
Contact Name: Diana Harris
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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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Join the Initiating Inspiration Book Club, a partnership with the Waltham Public Library and the Agape Spiritual Community. We are reading Evicted by Matthew Desmond. Copies of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Waltham Public Library
735 Main Street
Waltham, MA  02451
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Sponsor: Waltham Public Library
Telephone: 781-314-3429
Contact Name: Louise Goldstein
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Discover Beauty. Discover Goodness. Discover Yourself. Your soul’s gifts are waiting. Breathe. Find stillness. The spark you need to ignite your life is here, within. Max Meditation...

Cost: $15

Where:
Modern Mystery School Boston
132 Charles St
3rd Floor
Auburndale, MA  02466
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Sponsor: Modern Mystery School Boston
Telephone: 617-694-0994
Contact Name: Jordan Bain
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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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Join us for this special evening with Magdalena of My Metaphysical Maven. The topic is fear and anxiety and how to tell what's anxiety versus what's a message from the universe. We'll...

Cost: Free

Where:
Waltham Public Library
735 Main Street
Waltham, MA  02451
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Sponsor: Waltham Public Library
Telephone: 781-314-3441
Contact Name: Debora Hoffman
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Did you know that practicing energetic hygiene plays an important role in maintaining a healthy mind, body, spirit and even your home? Everything is made up of energy including us! Energy can...

Cost: $10

Where:
Center For Inner Wellness
26B Main Street
Chester, MA  01011
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Sponsor: Center For Inner Wellness
Telephone: 413-315-1133
Contact Name: Maureen Suriner
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January 29–March 25 With Jody Daniels, MBA and Natalia Cepeda, MA Why take Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)? To better manage your stress and enhance...

Cost: $600–$650

Where:
CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion
1035 Cambridge St
Suite 21A
Cambridge, MA  02141
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Telephone: 617-591-6132
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Join the Marion Institute for our Winter Film Series, a curated line-up of health documentaries that will change the way you think about food, medicine, and disease. Each film will be followed...

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Luke’s Hospital McBratney Amphitheater
101 Page Street
New Bedford, MA  02740
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Sponsor: Marion Institute
Telephone: 508-748-0816
Contact Name: Patti Rego
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"Master your breath, let the self be in bliss, contemplate on the sublime within you.” —Krishnamacharya Join us for an evening of deep exploration and transformation using the...

Cost: $40

Where:
Friends Meeting House
5 Longfellow Park
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Sponsor: Allen Howell, M.Ed. LMHC
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A fundraising evening of song, stories, and slideshow honoring the migrants seeking political asylum in the US. Co-sponsored by the Peace and Justice group of Cambridge Friends...

Where:
Cambridge Friends Meeting House
(in the Friends Rm)
5 Longfellow Park
Cambridge , MA  02138
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January 31–February 2, 2020 Enjoy heart-opening talks, music, spiritual discussion, connect with like-minded people. Free and open to the public. Attend any or all sessions.  Guest...

Where:
Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel
Springfield, MA


Telephone: (508) 754-9042
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Led by Chuck Raffoni ( E-RYT200) named a “person making postiive change in the world for the LGBTQ Community” by Pride Connections and featured on NBC's Today Show for...

Cost: $50

Where:
The Athlete's Yoga
Woburn, MA


Sponsor: www.yogawithchuck.com
Contact Name: Chuck
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Participate in the fourth annual Lincoln Holistic Wellness Fair!  Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 11:00am–5:00pm in Lincoln, Massachusetts The Lincoln Holistic Wellness Fair...

Cost: $50

Where:
The Pierce House
17 Weston Road
Lincoln, MA  01773
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Sponsor: Lincoln Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 781-738-1920
Contact Name: Jai Kaur

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This free event showcases an impressive variety of wellness practitioners offering complimentary sample treatments, short classes, demos, presentations, and healthy treats. Mark your calendars...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Pierce House
17 Weston Road
Lincoln, MA  01773
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Sponsor: Lincoln Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 781-738-1920
Contact Name: Jai Kaur

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Get a personal teaching for Brother Granite's new Visionary Shamanism Tarot. This class includes the new Visionary Shamanism Tarot deck as well a 90 minute one on one class with Brother Granite...

Cost: $80

Where:
407 Deans Plaza
407 Rte 44
The Enchanted Forest Taunton
Raynham, MA  02767
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Sponsor: Brother Granite
Telephone: 774-208-6195
Contact Name: Granite
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