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The Natural Living Standard

Spirit of Change publisher Carol Bedrosian and Burt Shavitz, Burt’s Bees founder, at the 2008 Natural Products Expo East in Boston this past October.

Cultural Crossroads: Have We Passed the Point Where Humanity Is Doomed?

James Hansen, the chief climatologist for NASA, is saying we need to reduce CO2 levels fast; they are already too high.

There's A Place For Negotiation

I gave the sublease agreement a quick glance. My client was looking to rent space from a tenant in a business office.

Cultural Crossroads: A Vision for the Future of America and the World

In this final chapter excerpt from What Would Jefferson Do? (Harmony Books, 2004), bestselling author Thom Hartmann reflects on why democracy works and how we can return to the Founders’ ideals.

Cultural Crossroads: Columbus Day

"Gold is most excellent; gold constitutes treasure; and he who has it does all he wants in the world, and can even lift souls up to Paradise."- Christopher Columbus, 1503 letter to the king and queen of Spain.

Joining in the People’s Parade

As a child, I remember hearing the phrase, "no life grows in a vacuum" in science class. That phrase called my attention.

Join The Parade For We The People

In January of this, I was in Washington, DC. Prior to the antiwar protest, I went to the interfaith service Saturday morning at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation...

New Hampshire Practitioners Work to Massage Out the Kinks in Legislation

On March 6, 2007, I received an urgent email from Lourdes Gray, a Reiki master in New Hampshire.

Cultural Crossroads: The Lessons Ancient People Have For Us

One of the oldest cultures on Earth is that of the !Kung Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert in the northern parts of South Africa.

Cultural Crossroads: A Middle Class Requires Democracy

Every year at Christmastime, millions of Americans watch TV portrayals of Charles Dickens’s classic novel A Christmas Carol. In the story a regular guy named Bob Cratchit works at the firm of Scrooge and Marley.

Cultural Crossroads: Occupation, Not War

Every time the media — or a Democrat — uses the phrase "War in Iraq" they are promoting one of Karl Rove's most potent Republican Party frames.

Observations on Immigration, Health and HIV/AIDS in Guatemala and the United States

Several months ago I worked in my native Guatemala at a midwifery center, Asociación de Comadronas del Area Mam (ACAM), founded in part by my parents, Elena and Felipe Ixcot, traditional Mayan midwives, and Members of the Midwives of Alliance of North America.

Cultural Crossroads: Corporatists vs. Racists — and Labor is Left Behind

The corporatist Republicans ("amnesty!") are fighting with the racist Republicans ("fence!"), and it provides an opportunity for progressives to step forward with a clear solution to the immigration problem facing America.

Cultural Crossroads: When Americans No Longer Own America

The Dubai Ports world deal is waking Americans up to a painful reality: So-called conservatives and "flat world" globalists have bankrupted our nation for their own bag of silver, and in the process are selling off America.

Landmark Study Supports Safety of Planned Homebirths

What was historically commonplace and normal has developed in American society as unnatural.

Cultural Crossroads: Losing Habeas Corpus

About a year ago, an op-ed article on Al Jazeerah's website by Fawaz Turki titled "For Bush, A Hot Line To Churchill" opened by noting that Tony Blair had given George W. Bush a bust of Winston Churchill, which sits in Bush's Oval Office.

Connecticut Set to Make Critical Mercury Ruling

Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Gina McCarthy has decided to review the law to determine for herself whether mercury amalgams are included in the ban.

Cultural Crossroads: Jefferson Would Have Stood With Cindy Sheehan

Nationally, it was clearly a phenomenon when several truckers called into a radio show on Sirius Satellite to say that they were interrupting trips through central parts of the USA to head to Crawford, Texas.

Cultural Crossroads: Carter Tried To Stop Bush's Energy Disasters 28 Years Ago

In his recent news conference, George Bush Jr. suggested that our nation's "problem" with high gasoline prices was caused by the lack of a national energy policy, and tried to blame it all on Bill Clinton.

What Is A Conservative?

Definitions in Webster's dictionary include "tending to preserve old institutions, methods, customs, and the like;" and "modest, prudent, safe.

Musings: Home Around the World

A dear friend of mine insists that our world would be a much better place today if people had stayed in their own lands throughout history and did not migrate or explore.

Cultural Crossroads: The Young People Voting Block

Democrats and progressives make the mistake of thinking that today's Social Security debate is about Social Security. It's not. It's about creating single party rule for a generation or more.

Hyping Terror For Fun, Profit And Power

What if there really was no need for much - or even most - of the Cold War? What if, in fact, the Cold War had been kept alive for two decades based on phony WMD threats?

Null and Void

The announcement that the California Supreme Court would rule within the month on the legality of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom’s initiative granting of marriage licenses to same-sex couples had been made weeks earlier.

Scalia To Synagogue: Jews Are Safer With Christians In Charge

Antonin Scalia, the man most likely to be our next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, turned history on its head recently when he attended an Orthodox synagogue in New York and claimed that the Founders intended for their Christianity to play a part in government.

A Simple Plan to Save the World

Ending extreme poverty, disease, environmental degradation, war? We asked one of the world's most influential economists--adviser to Kofi Annan and Bono alike--what would have to be done to put the world on a course to do exactly that. What follows is his modest little plan.

The Choice This Year Is Between Empire and Democracy

Having lived in Germany and extensively interviewed many former, now elderly, members of Hitler's Nazi Party (and one spy for him) for a book I was writing on the religion of the Nazis, I can say categorically that Hitler had (or at least his people believed he had) a Vision.

Time To Reconsider Jefferson's Call For Universal Service

Many of the world’s mature democracies require every high school graduate to serve a year or two of either military or nonprofit service.

Cultural Crossroads: Jefferson Predicted Iraq

Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon thought they could bomb Vietnam into accepting democracy. George W. Bush thinks he can do it with Iraq. Thomas Jefferson had some very different thoughts on the issue.

Gay Marriage: What's In A Word

What's in a word? Plenty, if the word is “marriage.”
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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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Telephone: 603-275-7688
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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
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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
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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...

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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
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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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Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey Smith
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