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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...

Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary Grand Opening

Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary celebrates the protection of a beautiful and peaceful 45-acre tract of natural land. Recently opened, the sanctuary experience is now available to the public free of charge.

Bringing Cannabis Out Of The Shadows And Into The Light: An Interview With Cannabis Reform Leader Steve DeAngelo

Steve DeAngelo is the owner of Harborside Health Center in Oakland, CA, which offers a unique industry business model as one of the largest medical marijuana dispensaries in the country.

The World Is Getting Healthier

According to key findings of the World Health Organization, May 2014, much progress has been made towards reaching the UN’s 8 Millennium Development Goals.

Embracing the Spirit of Change with our Latest Website Evolution

Free online calendar and directory listings on the new Spirit of Change website launching September 1, 2014.

Black Guy Breaks Into A Car

So this explains a lot about our prison population. Clearly, stereotypes play a role...

Congress Introduces Landmark Cosmetic Animal Testing Ban

In April, Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., introduced the Humane Cosmetics Act, a landmark bill to ban the testing of cosmetics on animals.

Vermont Votes For GMO-Labeling

On May 8, 2014, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed into law legislation making Vermont the first state in the nation requiring mandatory labeling of food containing genetically modified (GMO) ingredients...

Lessons Learned on Winning the GMO Labeling Vote

An eater voting with Monsanto is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders...

All Economies Are Local

If communities want to enjoy the benefits of a robust economy, each municipality must become a high performing, self-reliant economic engine operating on four cylinders...

Taking Action Fends Off Global Indifference

One in five children will go to sleep hungry tonight in the United States. Most of us respond to hearing facts like these by turning away, closing off, thinking our training inadequate, our power too small...

Halting Smart Meter Installation in Massachusetts and Beyond

In January of this year, Governor Patrick announced that the state will pour millions of dollars into “demand response systems” that will advance a mandate to install wireless so-called “smart meters” in Massachusetts...

Northeastern States Pursue Regional GMO Labeling

While big GMO labeling initiatives were defeated recently in both California and Washington states, over 30 states currently have GMO labeling laws winding their way through the legislative process...

Abortion Rates Decline

Between 2008 and 2011, the national abortion rate declined by 13 percent, according to a new report from the Guttmacher Institute that will be published in a...

They Came For Our Children

Canada’s attempt to stamp out Aboriginal cultures failed, but the legacy of that long-standing effort remains...

Energize Your Local Economy

The age-old merchant model of doing business with your neighbors and banking with an institution that actually keeps your money in the community is making a comeback.

Local Business Success Organically: Living Earth and EVO Dining

Through four decades of expansion and change, including the addition of Sano natural foods café and a second story of health practitioner offices upstairs, Living Earth has dedicated itself to providing healthy shopping choices...

The Discrimination That White Americans Will Never Know

Educating Americans about the historical inequities and atrocities inflicted on African Americans entrusts everyone, especially those in the medical profession, with the responsibility to afford dignity and respect to every individual, regardless of race.

6 Ways to Fuel the Cooperative Takeover

From now on, the global mantra for filling market gaps and new demands, according to Eric DeLuca of the National Cooperative Business Association, is going to be, "There's a co-op for that."

Musings: The Glorious Color of Local Economy

Small business owners value your business. They go the extra mile in providing personalized customer service because local sales are their life-blood. They give back to the community by sponsoring your town's soccer and Little League teams and town charity events...

Harvard Announces Closure of Primate Research Center

A number of proposed bills are attempting to restrict the use of conscientious or philosophical, religious and medical exemptions to mandatory vaccination laws...

New State Vaccine Bills Threaten Vaccine Choices

A number of proposed bills are attempting to restrict the use of conscientious or philosophical, religious and medical exemptions to mandatory vaccination laws...

Wealth Inequality In America 2013

This compelling infographic highlights both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers...

Stop Bullying Resources

The US Departments of Health and Human Services and Education have launched a redesigned Stop Bullying website...

A Presidential Decision That Could Change The World

Obama will give construction on the Keystone XL a definitive thumbs up or thumbs down, and the decision he makes could prove far more important than anyone imagines — here's why...

They Do The Work So You Don't Have To

Environmental destruction, food supply contamination, poverty, starvation and disease all threaten humanity's future. While we can't fix these crises as individuals, we can contribute to...
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Daily Astrology

April 8, 2020

There is always an energetic and emotional letdown after a full Moon and today is no exception. While early morning lunar squares to Pluto and Jupiter may trigger political debates as well as informative conversations, momentum soon fades. By mid-morning…
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April 2020

April 5–8 Kundalini Yoga Therapy for Facing Death & Transforming Grief with Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD, Director of Guru Ram Das Center for Medicine & Humanology When we...

Cost: $688

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Sponsor: Yoga At The Ashram
Telephone: 508-376-4525
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Thich Nhat Hanh describes mindfulness as “the capacity to be aware of what is going on – what is there.” In these extraordinarily volatile times of racism-related dukkah, it may...

Cost: Suggested donation for general attendance is $15. CE credits available for $30.

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, MA


Sponsor: Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy
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Are you going through a divorce, contemplating divorce, or recovering from divorce? Join our online Divorce Boot Camp, and we’ll help you get into shape! Join us and learn about the finer...

Cost: Free

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Sponsor: Vesta: Redefining Divorce
Telephone: 508-744-6014
Contact Name: Deanna Coyle
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Join us on Facebook Live for a guided meditation in the energy of this month’s full moon.

Cost: $11

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Sponsor: The LoveLight Center
Telephone: (207) 216-9584
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Message from Ritu Kapur: I sincerely hope that you are staying healthy and taking care of yourself during these uncertain times. I am seeing/ noticing a lot of anxiety and worry everywhere, not...

Cost: Free

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Sponsor: Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
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Robert Rivest will share powerful mindfulness practices that accentuate the positive, build greater resiliency and compassion for yourself and others, and empower you to live your best...

Cost: $20 early bird

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Sponsor: Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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