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Good News Headlines 2/21/17

The members of the Lower Merion Aces wore black t-shirts with the message “I am a Muslim. I am a refugee. I am an immigrant. I am an American. I am an Ace.”

Four Ways To Stay Mentally Fit If You’re Struggling With The Political Climate

If you plan to endure the social changes under way with gritted teeth and clenched fists, I invite you to experiment with these techniques to find what combination might work for you.

Why Science Can’t Be Silent

Up against the White House’s “alternative facts” and attempts to hide climate data, new allies—citizens and science—can prevail against politicians and corporations.

How To Help Immigrant And Muslim Neighbors

People are turning their anger into action, borrowing in some cases from the 10 Actions, 100 Days campaign of the women’s marches, finding ways to connect with and support immigrant and Muslim neighbors and communities.

Good News Headlines 2/14/17

This land is your land: Seattle Symphony responds to Trump travel ban with ‘Music Beyond Borders’

Town Halls Become ‘Indivisible’ Epicenters As Trump Resistance Grows

With help from activist manual written by former congressional staffers, Republicans face angry crowds in home states.

Army Corps Opens Public Comment On Dakota Access Pipeline

Members of the public have until February 20 to weigh in on the proposed $3.8 billion project, which has faced months of resistance from members of hundreds of indigenous nations, as well as their non-Native allies.

Good News Headlines 2/7/17

Following backlash from conservationists across the Western states, Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced that he is pulling a bill that would have sold off more than 3 million acres of federal land.

Amid “Muslim Ban” Chaos, Van Jones Sends In His Love Army

Lawyers and protestors took action: “Nobody’s going to fight alone.”

How To Support Gay Rights In 2017

There are plenty of actions people can take to make America safe and secure for every sexual orientation and gender identity.

Good News Headlines 1/31/17

These conservation success stories remind us that the mass extinction of the world’s species doesn’t have to be inevitable.

From Obama’s Top Scientist, Words Of Caution On Climate

As President Obama’s chief science adviser, John Holdren has been instrumental in developing climate policy. In an interview with Yale e360, Holdren talks about the urgency of the climate challenge and why he hopes the next administration will not abandon efforts to address it.

Big Protests Are Fine, But Here’s A To-Do List For Lasting Change

After the inauguration and the Women’s March on Washington, what comes next? To make real change, we’ll need to build power where we live.

How To Create An Outdoor Living Room In Your Neighborhood

Lifelong friendships often start with a simple conversation with a stranger. BenchesCollective, a grassroots community organization, wants to spark those conversations by inspiring and teaching people how to create outdoor living rooms.

Good News Headlines 1/24/17

The Women’s March on Washington, the event that spawned so many others, was massive, surpassing organizers’ expectations and drawing an estimated half a million people…

10 Indigenous And Environmental Struggles—And How You Can Help In 2017

Whom to call, what to donate, and where to show up.

Good News Headlines 1/17/17

This collection of dolls was created to help redefine societal standards of beauty, and offer girls with kinky/curly hair, wider noses and fuller lips a doll that reflects their unique beauty.

An Open Letter To President Obama On The Eve Of His Farewell Address

Everyone knows that perfection in a role like the President of the United States is not an option. I am writing to you to ask you to consider briefly addressing one aspect of your legacy tomorrow that you may not have had the time to fully consider.

Creating An LGBTQIA Safe Space In Rural America

In the heart of rural New England, two queer women built a space for art and community.

Good News Headlines 1/10/17

Healing Rides pairs volunteer pedalers with guests with limited mobility for nature rides through Constitution Trail, a 36.4-mile rail-trail in Illinois.

Standing Rock: Where Love Prevails

A thousand-year-old Lakota prophecy tells of a Black Snake that would one day rise from the deep and move across the land bringing destruction and great sorrow. The Sioux believe that the Black Snake has arrived in the form of the Dakota Access Pipeline…

I Trust You

Ten days after the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Karim Sulayman teamed up with filmmaker Meredith Kaufman Younger to perform a trust experiment.

Good News Headlines 1/3/17

China will begin phasing out registered legal ivory processors and traders by March 31, 2017 and shut down its legal commercial ivory trade completely by December 31, 2017.

It Wasn’t All Bad: 5 Signs Of Positive Change In 2016

The election divided the year into “before” and “after.” But there remain signs of hope for 2017.

Good News From The Internet In 2016

Just when it seems the sky is truly falling, we get reminded of all that’s right with the world.

Good News Headlines 12/27/16

In a country not usually associated with classical ballet, a 16-year-old dancer leaps onto the stage, his gravity-defying turns taking the audience’s breath away.

Some “Unrecognized” Tribes Still Waiting After 130 Years

Federal recognition offers financial help, and those tribes without it have “second-class status in Indian Country” and remain vulnerable to local authorities.

It Was a Blighted City Block. But This Woman Is Turning It Into A Solar-Powered Ecovillage

Detroit-area resident Shamayim Harris bought several properties and is now converting them into sustainable community spaces for education, wellness, and economic development.

Good News Headlines 12/20/16

Going to see Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol can be a classic holiday tradition for American families – but for the people who get overwhelmed easily by sights and sounds, the play can be pretty intense…

Aging In Community: Inside The Senior Cohousing Movement

For seniors who want to age in a supportive community environment, cohousing is an exciting alternative to traditional options such as retirement homes and assisted living centers.
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Daily Astrology

December 13, 2019

A fascinating early morning dream can be a potent motivator. If destiny or a newly discovered sense of purpose appeals to you, go for it! Venus’ late morning conjunction with Pluto signals profits for some investors. Other souls encounter big dramas in…
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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.

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

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

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

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)

Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 Lyman St
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

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

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

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

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

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

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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