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15 Actions That Can Shut Down Trump’s Assault On Immigrant Families

Whether from your phone or on the front lines of the border crisis, here are things you can do to help.

How Roe v. Wade Changed The Lives Of American Women

The recent announcement of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement has ignited widespread speculation about the future of Roe v. Wade.

Good News Headlines 7/24/18

Rather than ostracize Deaf community members, the people of Bengkala created Kata Kolok, a distinctly local sign language that’s spoken by 80 percent of the population.

Tips For Successful Lobbying At The Statehouse

Massachusetts Bodywork practitioners need your help to stop SB 2621 from moving in the MA House of Representatives!

Shelter Design Can Help People Recover From Homelessness

Some 544,000 people in the United States have no shelter every night, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Homeless families make up over one-third of this total.

Restrictive Licensing Bill For All Bodyworkers In MA On Senate Floor Today! Oppose Massachusetts SB 2599

SB 2599 seeks to mandate the licensure of all bodyworkers in MA and prohibit the use of the title “bodywork” by practitioners without the new license.

Good News Headlines 7/17/18

A new computer system has been developed in the United States that predicts the toxicity of chemicals more accurately than animal tests.

Granny Flats Offer One Solution To Housing Affordability Crisis

These smaller homes are an easier, faster way to build more housing, but zoning restrictions have kept them illegal in many cities.

Caravan Of Grandmothers Heads To Mexico Border

The group leaving from New York will onboard other “grannies” and allies along the way to support migrating families.

Good News Headlines 7/10/18

From 16-year-old Jamie Margolin leading to July 21’s Zero Hour youth climate marches in Washington, D.C., to the lawsuit Juliana v. United States filed on behalf of 21 youths suing the government for failing to address climate change — youth are leading the way on climate action.

How Native American Food Is Tied To Important Sacred Stories

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling, on June 11, that asked Washington state to remove culverts that block the migration of salmon. The ruling has significant implications for Northwest Coast tribes, whose main source of food and livelihood is salmon.

Good News Headlines 7/3/18

Hundreds of old growth redwoods will be preserved with the Save the Redwoods League's acquisition of a 730-acre reserve north of Cazadero in Sonoma County.

How One Woman Stood Up To Border Patrol When They Boarded Her Greyhound Bus

She was loud and made sure everyone knew that what was happening was illegal.

Why Black Women’s Experiences Of #MeToo Are Different

While the #MeToo movement has been successful in bringing down several high-profile assailants, critics continue to argue that it has been monopolized by middle- and upper-class white women, particularly white Hollywood actresses.

What's Really Happening To Immigrant Families At Our Border

Sunday morning, I flew to McAllen, Texas to find out what’s really happening to immigrant families ripped apart by the Trump administration. There’s one thing that’s very clear: The crisis at our border isn’t over.

Good News Headlines 6/26/18

Hawaii is showing the Trump administration that the states will stand up for our kids, even when Washington will not and becomes first state to ban widely-used pesticide found to be harmful to kids.

Montana Center Destroys Unwanted Guns—Trying To Make A Dent In 300 Million

Most of the center’s clients have been middle-aged people who inherit guns and don’t want them ending up in the wrong hands.

Good News Headlines 6/19/18

A Mennonite church in Englewood, Colorado has partnered with blacksmiths in the community to help deal with the problem of gun violence by turning weapons into garden tools.

Why I’m Going To The Border For Father’s Day

I hope dads across the country can, for just a minute on this Father’s Day, contemplate the risks that migrant fathers take to make their children safe.

Good News Headlines 6/12/18

Suicide rates at Japanese train stations have plummeted by 84% thanks to a simple solution…

Interview With Rosaly Lopes: A Brazilian NASA Astronomer And The First Woman To Edit The Journal Founded By Carl Sagan

Rosaly Lopes grew up in a middle-class family in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil watching Star Trek, fascinated by her school’s telescope and following all the news about the Apollo mission.

Good News Headlines 6/5/18

The University of Memphis will make history this coming fall when it becomes the first school in the country to accept the Folds of Honor scholarship as payment-in-full for students who are spouses or children of fallen armed service members.

U.S. Environmental Groups Are Largely White. Here’s What Some Are — And Some Aren’t — Doing About It.

Talk of increasing diversity has not turned into widespread action, but some organizations are working to change that.

Tiny Houses Alone Can’t Solve The Housing Crisis. But Here’s What Can

People are looking beyond traditional boundaries to find housing that works for them.

Good News Headlines 5/29/18

José Benavente and Benoit Micolon are the French altruists behind the volunteer rescue group Pilotes Volontaires. The two men launched the effort after they pooled their hard-earned money to purchase a $150,000 plane to be used for rescuing migrants at sea.

Women On The 2018 Ballot Are Busting Perceptions Of Motherhood And Leadership

Motherhood is taking center stage in U.S. politics. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, the first United States senator to give birth while in office has been seen on Capitol Hill with her newborn nestled in her lap.

Sexism Isn’t Just Unfair; It Makes Women Sick, Study Suggests

Recent social movements such as the Women’s March, #MeToo, #TimesUp, #BalanceTonPorc (#OutYourPig), and #SayHerName draw attention to the broad spectrum gender-related violence that is pervasive in the United States and around the world.

Good News Headlines 5/22/18

People photograph what they see with the intent of uploading the images to iNaturalist, where they can count toward Los Angeles’ total observations for the 2018 City Nature Challenge.

Indigenous Women Built These Tiny Houses To Block A Pipeline—And Reclaim Nomadic Traditions

The houses are affordable and energy-efficient, and are bringing back elements of the Secwepemc’s hunter-gatherer culture.

What You Learn From A Life Surrounded By Troublemaking, Kickass Women

Why Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards believes that now, more than ever, women are the most important political force in America.
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May 27, 2019

Sentimental favorites are a big attraction this Memorial Day. The Moon is in the emotionally charged sign of Pisces. Moods are apt to change from moment to moment. Psychic sensitivities are also activated. A lunar nod to Venus graces the early hours…
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May 2019

Sunday afternoon: 3–4:30pm at Hillside Herbals Healing herbs for women's health part I: tonic herbs for hormonal balance—normal cycling and aging. Rachel has created a 10...

Cost: Drop in Fee $10 includes all materials and handouts.

Where:
Hillside Herbals
Jefferson, MA


Sponsor: Hillside Herbals
Telephone: 508-847-8615
Contact Name: Rachel Ross
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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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This is a light fun evening to help get you going into the summer season. This evening we will be discussing and working with Geraniums and Pelargoniums. We will be discussing the plants, their...

Cost: $ 20 includes material, pre-reg required

Where:
Brookside Farms
8 Mammoth Rd
Sute #A
Pelham, NH  03076
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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey Smith
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Instructor: Pam Driscoll Wednesdays, April 17, May 8, 22, June 5, 19, 6:30pm–7:30pm Join us for the Mid-Week Meditation Sampler at Creative Spirit…an opportunity to pause,...

Cost: $20 per class

Where:
Creative Spirit
80 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA  01945
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Telephone: 781-797-0389
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Be An “Eat to Thrive” Graduate This Summer. Come to an introductory class for the summer session from June 6–August 15 in Point of Pines, Revere, MA. Congratulations to the...

Cost: Free—all are welcome!

Where:
Point of Pines
Revere, MA


Sponsor: Eat to Thrive
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Activists and artists will create inspiring chalk imagery encouraging kindness to animals On May 31, people around the world will gather to create colorful chalk imagery promoting compassion for...

Cost: Free

Where:
Worcester City Common
Worcester, MA  01604


Telephone: 617-5430189
Contact Name: Melissa Scher
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Experience the process to a past life. Learn why it is beneficial and potentially: Clear emotional trauma and physical issues Calm feelings of stress and/or sadness Get insight into...

Cost: $50

Where:
Voice of Clay
16 Meetinghouse Hill Rd
Brookline , NH  03033
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Sponsor: Voice of Clay
Telephone: 603-672-2626
Contact Name: Wendy
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You do not need any musical background but please be sure to register early! Class is limited to 16 students. 6-hole flutes in G are provided for use during class. You are welcome to bring...

Cost: $35

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street, Suite 1-A
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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Learn an intro to the magick and science of dowsing. Tools, techniques for information, clearing, balancing, healing, and more. Bob will introduce you to dowsing and basic radiesthesia,...

Cost: Class is $45

Where:
The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles Rd
Suite #A
Salem, NH  03079
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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey Smith
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In celebration of ushering in the Strawberry Moon Cycle and we will be doing a new moon planting. This is a great opportunity to literally sow the seeds for some of our other upcoming workshops...

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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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey Smith
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June 1–2 Join other like-minded seekers as we take a journey through the concepts of the new Earth paradigm, higher self and soul sovereignty, ascension mechanics, and spiritual alchemy.

Where:
Chester, VT


Telephone: (617) 366-6042
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Using Lessons from Music to Harmonize Your Life You know how you want to show up in the world—expressing yourself through your essence, centered in your heart, effective in your life and...

Cost: $90 prepaid by May 30th, $100 at the door

Where:
Center at Westwoods
590 Gay Street
Westwoods, MA
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Telephone: 617-784-4426
Contact Name: Janet Kessenich
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May 4–June 8, 2019 Saturdays 10am–11:30am Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) is a healing martial art using breath and movement. It is just one way to stay young and healthy. It...

Cost: $120

Where:
Metta Wellness
679 Pleasant Street
Paxton, MA  01612
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Sponsor: Metta Wellness
Telephone: 774-245-5487
Contact Name: Rick Rocha
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