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Every Wed- Colorpuncture Workshop

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What it is and Hands-On Demonstration Every Wednesday, 6-7pm Come and join us for an evening of exploration of Colorpuncture as a gentle way to support the healing of your mind/body system. Mauro will spend part of the hour explaining what Esogetics Colorpuncture is and how it works, along with a quick sequence that will help your midbrain to relax. Followed by a question and answer ... Read More »

12/10-Reflections Holiday Bazaar

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1/29- Awaken Wellness Fair

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10am-5pm. Awaken to your best self! Speakers, healers, vendors and readers, over 100 exhibitors, 1000 guests. Exhibitor spots available. Tickets make a fantastic holiday gift! Hotel Pennsylvania Penntop Ballroom, 401 7th Ave, New York, NY. AwakenFairs.com. Read More »

2/3-4- Write in the Beat

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Pour Out Your Heart: Dance, Write, Draw! An Open Floor Art in Motion Workshop Drop-in class on Friday, 8-10pm; Saturday, 10am-4pm. This healing practice of movement and the arts helps you feel at home in your bodies. Track emotions, stories and patterns holding you back and turn them into creative fuel for dance, writing or drawing, with the goal to move and include all that ... Read More »

The Arts Relieve Holiday Stress

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Artful Ways to Reduce Anxiety The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can leave us stressed, fatigued and even anxious or depressed. But according to studies sponsored by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s Nord-Trøndelag Health Study, there are many artful ways to relieve these conditions: Painting, dancing, playing a musical instrument or even attending a theater performance ... Read More »

A Cup of Peppermint Tea Boosts Alertness

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Increases Attention and Improves Memory Researchers from Northumbria University, in England, have discovered that drinking peppermint tea can improve working and long-term memory. After 180 healthy adults filled out questionnaires about their mood, they were selected at random to consume one of three drinks—peppermint tea, chamomile tea or water—and then rested for 20 minutes. The subjects were then tested for ... Read More »

Bright Lights Encourage Healthy Eating

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Lighting the Way to Nutritious Food Research published in theJournal of Marketing Researchlinks bright light to healthier food choices. The study observed 160 diners at four separate metropolitan locations of a chain dinner restaurant between 6 and 8 p.m. Two of the restaurants used bright lighting (250 lux luminance) and the other two locations had dim lighting (25 lux luminance). ... Read More »

Cranberries Reduce Urinary Tract Infections

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Healthy Holiday Staple Cranberries, a staple on most holiday tables, can help women reduce their risk of urinary tract infections (UTI). A recent study published in the journalPhytotherapy Research tested the impact of consuming whole-cranberry fruit powder on women that had experienced two or more UTIs in the previous 12 months. Of the 182 study participants, 89 were given 500 milligrams ... Read More »

Krista Tippett on Our Evolving Spirituality

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Why it Evokes Hope Krista Tippett helps us ponder the meaning of life as host and executive producer of On Being, the award-winning weekly radio program and podcast produced in Minneapolis for more than 400 public radio stations. The bestselling author of Einstein’s God: Conversations About Science and the Human Spirit has been acclaimed for thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence. ... Read More »

Greening Planet

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Satellites Reveal Unexpected Plant Growth The study Greening of the Earth and its Drivers, published by an international team in the journalNature Climate Change, shows significant greening of a quarter to one-half of the Earth’s vegetated lands based on satellite data from the past 33 years. This represents an increase in leaves on plants and trees that produce sugars using sunlight ... Read More »