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What’s A Death Midwife? Inside The Alternative Death Care Movement

From funeral cooperatives to green burials, there's a kinder, gentler, less expensive way to die.

Teaching What Matters Most

In light of the latest school shooting, we are once again reminded of how ill equipped our children are to deal with stress. Anonymous commentators spout off in news articles about everything from gun laws to bad parenting to mental illness and bullying.

Musings: Embracing Life Change

A favorite postcard tacked up on my wall is from writer Nancy Slonim Aronie of Chilmark Writer’s Workshop fame on Martha’s Vineyard. Xeroxed across the front of her happy family photo is a typewritten strip: “Right now is exactly where you are supposed to be.”

Dangerous Isolation: Meet The Fearless Advocates Helping Rural Women Escape Abuse

From helping care for an abused woman’s animals to switching jackets so she can slip past her husband in the parking lot, advocates in poor, rural areas are thinking outside the box.

US Torturers Lose Psychologists' Corrupt Cooperation

The American Psychological Association's in-depth role in U.S. torture of detainees was revealed in a landmark report released earlier this year.

Learning The Telltale Signs Of Drowning Could Help You Save A Life

Movies and TV shows have always portrayed a drowning victim as somebody who will splash, yell, and wave for help. However, people who swallow water and enter the phases of drowning are unable physiologically speak...

Why You Should Celebrate Medicare’s 50th Birthday on July 30, 2015

Medicare continues to be blamed for America’s present and future budget problems. That’s baloney.

The Value of Protest

As a strong supporter of Bernie Sanders, my first reaction to hearing about Saturday’s Black Lives Matter protest at Netroots Nation was disappointment. This looks bad, I thought...

The War on Drugs Is a War on Minorities: Former Inmate Freed by Obama Speaks Out

President Obama became the first sitting president in history to visit a federal prison Thursday when he toured the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma.

Jimmy Carter: "There's an Awakening in Our Country"

The former president speaks out on the Confederate flag, religion, Bob Dylan, and Iran.

CVS Quits US Chamber of Commerce Over 'Craven' Ties to Tobacco Industry

CVS has announced it's ending its membership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce following reporting that the powerful trade association was doing the bidding of the tobacco industry by working to thwart global anti-smoking efforts.

Obama To Free Scores Of Non-Violent Drug Offenders From Prison

If even one life is spared the horrid fate of being caged like an animal for possessing a plant that grows from the ground, this is good news.

Meet the Woman Behind #BlackLivesMatter—The Hashtag That Became a Civil Rights Movement

Alicia Garza and two friends first tweeted #BlackLivesMatter to spark a conversation after the death of Trayvon Martin. Three years later, their hashtag has become a movement.

Supreme Court Delivers 'Transformative Triumph' for Marriage Equality

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday issued a historic 5-4 ruling that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states, sparking instant celebration and declarations of triumph, as well as reminders from many in the LGBTQ community that the road to freedom is long, and this issue is just "the tip of the iceberg."

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide availability of tax subsidies that are crucial to the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, handing a major victory to the president.

As Nation Mourns Racist Murders, Flag of Hate Still Flies over South Carolina

While the US Supreme Court on Thursday made clear that state governments have the right to control their own speech, outrage abounds over what South Carolina chooses to say.

'Stand With Charleston': Communities Across Country Rise Up for Black Lives

In streets, faith spaces, and community centers nationwide, people are honoring the nine lives taken in this week's white supremacist massacre.

Racist Policing After Church Massacre? White Suspect Is Returned By Private Plane

Even in this tragedy, mainstream media doesn’t see it.

Pope’s Climate Letter is a Radical Attack on the Logic of the Market

What makes Pope Francis and his 183-page encyclical so radical isn’t just his call to urgently tackle climate change. It’s the fact he openly and unashamedly goes against the grain of dominant social, economic and environment policies.

Men’s 70’s Fashion Ads You Won’t Be Able To Unsee

If laughter is the best medicine, you’ll get all the healing you need right here.

'It is Our Duty': Grannies Arrested for Protecting Arctic from Oil Drillers

A fearless band of grannies faced down police officers and semi-trucks early Tuesday as they led a direct action blockading the entrances to the Seattle Port terminal where the Shell Oil's Polar Pioneer drilling rig is moored.

The Pathology of the Rich White Family

The rich white family is cursed with too much money and privilege. It is devoid of empathy, the result of lifetimes of entitlement. It has little sense of loyalty and lacks the capacity for self-sacrifice.

Oak Flat Protesters Plan March on Washington to Protest Apache Land Grab

Native American protesters from around the country will gather in Washington en masse in the third week of June to seek repeal of a law that a recent New York Times Op-Ed piece termed “a new low in congressional corruption.”

EarthTalk: Do Animals Have Legal Rights?

Non-human rights is a term coined by animal welfare activist and lawyer Steven Wise, who has campaigned for three decades to achieve actual legal rights for members of species other than our own.

Exposing Cruelty in Nursing Homes, Factory Farms, Daycares Now a Crime in North Carolina

Despite opposition from a wide range of groups, including AARP, veterans, journalists, and animal welfare advocates, North Carolina lawmakers have overriden the governor’s veto of their ag-gag bill.

The Things A Black Kid Is Often Taught Not To Do That His White Friends Can Do Are Heartbreaking

Clint Smith, an amazing educator and writer, shares “the talk” that black kids all across America hear from their parents.

Seasoned Investigative Journalist Exposes Inside Strategies to Censor News

Beware: There’s a 90% chance your news stories are fabricated.

All I Really Need to Know About EMF I Learned After My Wife Got Sick

Humans are electrical beings composed of cells that have been proven damaged by much, much lower levels of RF than you would experience in your typical coffee shop or elementary school.

Awake: The Life Of Yogananada, Screening In Worcester

Reserve your movie ticket before May 18 to bring this special film to Showcase Cinema Worcester North.

What Kind of World Do You Want to Live In?

Most of us don’t believe we have the ability to change the whole world or even our own lives. Yet, if we are to break free from the collective human suffering that holds each of us prisoner, that’s exactly what we have to do...
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Daily Astrology

December 6, 2019

Plunging headlong into the day’s many challenges is tempting under the waxing Aries Moon. Enthusiastic spirits find courage and inspiration in a harmonizing trine between the waxing Moon and Sagittarius Sun. The energizing alignment helps offset a…
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December 2019

Join us for a day of holiday shopping while enjoying angel card readings, animal communication, mediumship, palmistry, and other energy sessions from some of New England's top intuitive and...

Cost: $5

Where:
Castleton Event Center
58 Enterprise Dr
Windham, NH  03087
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“Bringing Energy into Matter” Learn basics of Tachyon, Zero Point Energy and Quantum Physics Tachyonized products and healing tools for purchase Participate in a seeing...

Cost: Free (preregistration is required)

Where:
The Sanctuary for Celestial Empowerment
10 Grassmere Avenue
Suite #300
West Hartford, CT  06110
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Sponsor: Psychotherapy Healing Services, LLC
Telephone: 860-798-6176
Contact Name: Celeste E. Mattingly, LCSW
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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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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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With Pata Suyemoto, PhD Most of the time treatment plans are implemented in a top down fashion, where doctors or teams of practitioners determine what is best for the client and the steps that...

Cost: $0-$30

Where:
CHA Central Street Care Center
26 Central Street
Community Room (2nd floor)
Somerville, MA  02143
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Sponsor: Center for Mindfulness & Compassion
Telephone: 617-591-6132
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Free Evidence-Based Holistic Health Education Program at Wilbraham Senior Center The H.E.A.R.T. Program® (Health Empowerment and Real Transformation), created and instructed by Michelle...

Cost: Free

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Wilbraham Senior Center
45 Post Office Park, #4502
Wilbraham, MA  01095
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Sponsor: Harmony Way
Telephone: 413-636-2475
Contact Name: Michelle Caron
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Join Vesta for a free Divorce Resource Night to gather information about all aspects of the divorce process. About this Event: Are you separated, divorced, or in the process of divorce?...

Cost: Free

Where:
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
180 Wells Avenue
Suite 300
Newton, MA  02459
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Sponsor: Vesta: Redefining Divorce
Telephone: 508-744-6014
Contact Name: Deanna Coyle
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At our free Divorce Boot Camp, you will learn how to manage the legal, financial, real estate, mortgage and personal issues related to divorce. About this event: Are you considering, going...

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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Join us for two talks with bestselling integrative wellness expert Laura Lagano! Hemp-Derived CBD: Integrating with Your Healing Modality Event for Wellness Practitioners: 2:30–4 pm...

Cost: $29

Where:
Bridge Healing Arts Center
304 Main Street
Farmington, CT  06032
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Sponsor: Bridge Healing Arts Center
Telephone: 860-404-2578
Contact Name: Courtney Yost
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Four week series for girls ages 11 and up with Leigh Sloss This series of classes will focus on some of the most effective yoga and mindfulness skills for reducing stress and anxiety.  In a...

Cost: Series: $75; Drop in rate $20

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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Faust Family Constellations presents The Constellation Approach™ Seminar with Jamy and Peter Faust, facilitators. All issues with family lineage, career, relationship, illness and...

Where:
Belmont, MA


Sponsor: Faust Family Constellations
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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

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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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