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What I Want For My Son And The Daddies Who Adopted Him

I want my son to have male role models, female role models, and to know that families can look like anything. I want him to have options that I never did.

Speak The Truth, But Not To Punish

The world’s most famous Buddhist monk speaks on how to build community in a state of toxic public discourse.

Divorce: A Conscious Perspective

People of divorce don't need to be injected into an adversarial battlefield. They need support and guidance.

The Great Transformation: A World Awakening

We are currently living in the most profoundly transformative time in the history of the planet.

Why Gender Matters — It’s About Every Student plus LGBQT Glossary

Through a thoughtful consideration of the uniqueness and validity of every person’s experiences of self, we can develop greater acceptance for all.

Spring/Summer 2018 Book Reviews

The premature fatalism that pervades the cancer world, combined with a rush into conventional treatment, means that patients overlook personalized integrative and alternative options that can be tremendously beneficial to their survival.

3 Strategies Today’s Activist Women Share With Their Foremothers

Sloganeering among Facebook friends is inspiring, but leveraging personal relationships with old-fashioned “shoe-leather” campaigns is still the best way to turn enthusiasts into voters.

Two Simple Laws Could Solve America’s Epidemic Of Violence

Let’s regulate gun ownership the same way we regulate car ownership.

Good News Headlines 2/20/18

While we may be more accustomed to images of animals in their natural habitat claiming wildlife photography prizes; this year things look a little different.

His Traveling Museum Is Bringing Black History To A Town Near You

After nearly 30 years of collecting rare artifacts, this Detroit teacher launched a mobile museum that travels the country educating people on African American history all year round.

Are Dead Children The Price Of Freedom?

There is a sickness eating at the body and soul of my home country, and it is on full view for the world to see.

Good News Headlines 2/13/18

An elementary school in Utah will now be named for the first black female engineer at NASA, who was memorialized in Hidden Figures…

How The ‘Walking School Bus’ Promotes A Safe And Healthy Commute For Kids

Fears for children’s safety during their commute to school means fewer students are riding bikes or walking to school.

Celebrate Black History Month By Fighting For Justice And Equity

Until all of us are free, none of us are free.

Good News Headlines 2/6/18

What began as a few nature lovers, this beach cleanup team eventually amassed hundreds more helping hands, then thousands…

With FCC’s Order Sent To Senate, Internet Defenders Inch Toward Vote To Restore Net Neutrality

With one more vote needed to reverse panel’s unpopular vote, internet freedom groups are putting pressure on Republican senators.

Good News Headlines 1/30/18

One of the world’s most endangered species, the sea turtle, is under threat from human encroachment and poaching. But a conservation biologist has developed a strategy that could help save them…

‘Deer Woman: An Anthology’ Sheds Light On Violence Against Native Women In North America

Native women across North America are disproportionately vulnerable to violence. The statistics are stark, as is the silence that too often surrounds issues affecting Native women. In response, some Native women artists and writers are working to put faces to these numbers.

How To Bring Caring For Kids And Elders (And Other Acts Of Love) Into The Economy

It’s one of the most concrete representations of love that we have, yet it’s extremely undervalued.

Re-criminalizing Cannabis Is Worse Than 1930s ‘Reefer Madness’

Researchers like myself, who regularly talk with people who are actively using hard drugs, know that legal cannabis can actually reduce the harmful effects of other drugs.

Good News Headlines 1/23/18

In Rebuff To Sessions, the Federal Marijuana Justice Act filed In House would help correct decades of injustice surrounding the discriminatory enforcement of marijuana criminalization laws in the United States.

Reliance On Natural Healing Cultivates Respect For Nature In Indonesian Village

In a remote village on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi lies a small garden of near-mythic repute—a place whose stewards grow not mere plants, but hopes and cures that have served the community for generations.

Good News Headlines 1/16/18

The movement to end the use of wild animals in circuses secured its biggest win yet…

Me Too Creator Tarana Burke Reminds Us This Is About Black And Brown Survivors

There’s another “me too” story, about a movement that began a decade before it was a hashtag.

The Position Of Women In Science Has Changed For The Better, But Is Still Far From Ideal

As a minority woman who has research experience in India, US, and now Zambia, Dr. Shilpa Iyer brings her unique views on women in science, science and public opinions, and what science can bring to Africa.

Good News Headlines 1/9/18

The money raised for the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund will provide legal support to women and men who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace.

Do These Jeans Make Me Look Unethical?

Although not all imported clothing is made in exploitative workplaces, companies that demonstrably benefit from unfair and even dangerous labor practices abroad continue to flourish.

Good News Headlines 1/2/18

In 18 states and 20 localities, lawmakers are forcing up the minimum wage…

What Kwanzaa Means For Black Americans

On December 26, millions throughout the world’s African community started weeklong celebrations of Kwanzaa. It is a time of communal self-affirmation – when famous black heroes and heroines, as well as late family members – are celebrated.

Good News Headlines 12/26/17

The MacArthur Foundation has awarded Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee a five-year, $100 million grant to educate displaced children in the Middle East, specifically those affected by conflict and persecution.
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Daily Astrology

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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Sponsor: Creative Spirit
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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