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John Edward Live in Albuquerque A

lbuquerque Marriott will host “Crossing Over with John Edward” July 13 at 7 p.m. in Albuquerque. John Edward has brought a fresh, honest and thought provoking attitude to the world of psychic phenomena. As a psychic medium, author and lecturer, Edward has, over the last 25 years, helped thousands with his uncanny ability to predict future events and communicate with those who have crossed over to the Other Side. Clientele has ranged from young to old, student to professor, people of the clergy, law enforcement agencies and people from everyday life. On his internationally syndicated talk shows, Crossing Over with John Edward and John Edward Cross Country, Edward uses his unique abilities to connect people with loved ones who have passed on. Deeply compelling, often startling and occasionally humorous, Edwards’ down-to-earth approach has attracted a vast and loyal following. There are two different ticket levels for this event. All seating will be on a first come, first serve basis. Attendees holding the higher priced VIP ticket will have the opportunity to bypass the regular line, join a priority line and enjoy access to numerous additional benefits. A John Edward “group” event is reading intensive. There will be question and answer sessions and messages from the other side. Cost: General Admission: $150, VIP: $225. Location: 2101 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque. To purchase tickets call 800-514-3849 or visit The website provides more information about VIP benefits. See ad, page 7.

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aster Therapist Etienne Peirsman, founder and director of the Cranio Sacral School of the Masters in Santa Fe, returns from Europe to begin classes on July 9. The first four core classes, being offered in July and August, include the Basic Class, Follow Up to Basic Class: Unwinding Meridians Rhythms, Sphenoid Studies and Intelligence and Talking to the Heart and the Birth of Love. “Each one of these classes opens up an expansive space of stillness and awareness. As the classes are layered, students go ever deeper into a beautiful non-local reality within themselves and with their practice partners,” says Peirsman who adds that in September he will teach his popular Babies and Small Children and Brain 2 classes. Interested students with previous craniosacral training may be placed in a class beyond the Basics depending upon training and experience using craniosacral techniques. Members of the general public can study Craniosacral Therapy with no previous bodywork experience. “This program is also excellent for professional bodyworkers, including massage therapists, polarity therapists, Rolfing practitioners, acupuncturists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, doctors and chiropractors,” shares Cranio Sacral School of the Masters Program Coordinator, Renee Mekvold. There is no application necessary for this program. For more information and to register, call 505-428-9203 or visit  See ad, page 29. 10

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Your Sacred Ambition Live Event


our Sacred Ambition Live Event: Lead from Your Divine Power so You Can Do Well While Doing Good is being held August 4 to 6 in Albuquerque. During this three-day event, attendees will learn how to articulate their sacred calling and embody their sacred ambition; join the tribe of leaders, visionaries and world servers dedicated to shifting old paradigms; clear away what is standing in their way; realign their ambition and power to what is most sacred; and stop playing small and putting their big dreams on the back burner. “Do you long to share your gifts and talents openly—in a big way—so you can serve others authentically from the full power of who you are?” asks Rebecca Skeele, founder of the third annual Your Sacred Ambition event. “Are you holding yourself back because you have not found the authentic way to bring forward that dream in service to the greater good? Your heart-felt soulstirring impulse to share your talents in a bigger way comes from the greatness of who you are.” “Find the support you need to take your steps and manifest your sacred ambition,” adds Skeele. Cost: Enrollment $397 and bring a friend for $97. For more information, call 505-795-4751 or visit See ad, page 18.

Radiant Woman Healing Conference


he Radiant Woman Healing Conference is being held October 27 to 30 at the Embassy Suites and Spa in Albuquerque. This unique conference features 108 exhibits, 24 lectures, and 44 workshops that will help provide women with the tools they need to improve their health, relationships, career and finances, and deepen their spirituality. According to event facilitator, Barbara Snowden, “Our event will offer a wide variety of resources for healing the mind, body, and spirit with both Western and Eastern medicine. Attendees can have readings done or receive messages from the spirit realm. Information on holistic, spiritual and metaphysical health and healing will be in abundance. In addition, you can enjoy our keynote speaker, Dr. Joan Borysenko, author of many books on mind, body and spirit and healing. She is an international speaker who has done many workshops and seminars over the years.” “We believe that every woman is radiant. Our mission is to provide education, empowerment, and healing for

women from all walks of life and the lives they touch,” adds important person. “Perhaps your aging parents are a concern and you don’t know where to get information or help. Maybe your spouse is seriously ill and has always been in charge of the finances and you need some help with that. Possibly you have a child that has special needs and don’t know where to get them. Or, maybe, you have career or relationship issues. We are planning on providing the answers to these and many other needs.” In addition, Snowden notes that many women have issues with violence in the home and other places. “A large number of women suffer with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and we are looking to provide help for those things as well,” she adds. Exhibitor spaces and sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, visit call 505-433-5661, ARadiantWoman. com or go to Facebook. comARadiantWomanConference. For details on booth space, visit and click on Exhibitors. For sponsorship opportunities, visit Packages.

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newsbriefs Interpret Your Own Birth Chart!


oin fellow “students of the stars” and learn the Art of Astrology Interpretation from Teresa Betcher of Celestial Awakenings. Star Art Basics will be offered July 28 at Spirit Presents ABQ in Albuquerque. While the presentation starts promptly at 6:30 p.m., attendees are encouraged to meet other students at 6 p.m. for a Mix and Mingle. “Discover this beautiful symbolic language by understanding its basic building blocks: the Signs; the Planets; and the Houses. Everyone’s lives are like personal stage plays—with plots, subplots, changing scenery, a variety of characters, etc.—which can be more fully appreciated and actualized through understanding the enlightened symbols of Astrology,” explains Betcher. Since students are highly motivated to know about themselves, each attendee is invited to provide his or her birth information at least two days prior to class. “Please remember to check first for the most accurate birth time. Each student will receive a copy of his or her birth chart and begin to interpret it after learning about its basic building blocks,” says Betcher.

Mindfulness and Movement Retreat


uby Renshaw and Juli Somers will be offering a one-day retreat July 30 Cost: $5 minimum energy exchange requested. Location: 1704 Moon NE, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Temple of Ste. 9, Albuquerque. For more information, contact Teresa Betcher at 505-303Entrada located in beautiful Galisteo, 0976/847-452-3198, or visit New Mexico. See ad, page 37. This event includes gentle yoga, transformational breathwork, mindfulness meditations and intuitive exercises held in the sacred energy of the Galisteo r. Suchinta Abhayaratna, Holos University Basin. Participants are invited to leave Graduate Seminary instructor, noticed that often, behind anxiety, stress, or life distractions people who provide invaluable services to others and deepen into a greater ease and conseem to be too busy or too tired to give themselves nection and to give themselves permisthe care that they give others. Among these caregivers sion to just be as they reconnect in body, are parents taking care of their children, adult mind, and spirit. children taking care of their sick or elderly parents, “When we consciously reconnect teachers attending to their students, and healers the three facets of ourselves—body, mind and healthcare professionals helping others heal. and spirit—we achieve true and total Abhayaratna is in the process of completing a book relaxation. In total harmonious relaxation titled Holistic Self-care for Caregivers especially we release, cure ourselves, and remake written for those who have not much time or energy, the space of infinity and expansive joy but are in need of “caring for themselves as they care for others.” within” shares co-facilitator Ruby RenCreative Holistic Integration (CHI), the synergistic system of self-care and shaw. transformation that Abhayaratna developed over the past 20 years, combines a Attendees are asked to bring a dish to set of subtle energy and transpersonal tools and processes that can quickly and share for lunch. easily enable caregivers to provide themselves the care they need to go beyond surviving to thriving. “It’s all about creating balance within ourselves,” she says. Ruby Renshaw is a kundalini certified “Balance comes not so much from what others give you, but from what you give yoga instructor and founder of Temple of yourself.” Entrada. Juli Somers is the director of the In her book she will share the tools and processes that supported her in her Center For Inner Truth, minister and intuiown life. Holistic Self-care for Caregivers will be available late summer in digital tive teacher, and breathwork therapist. and print on Amazon. A workshop based on Part 1 of her book will be held on Cost: $88. Location: 5614B Highway #41 July 16 in Santa Fe. just outside of the village of Galisteo. For more information, visit CenterForInnerFor more information about the book and workshop details, call 505-218-6606 or call 505-920-4418. See ad, / 571-422-6734 or visit See ad, page 27. page 8.

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ethany MooreGarrison, MA, LMHC, owner of Mother Root, LLC in Santa Fe, focuses her practice on supporting those seeking deeper self-knowing and presence through transpersonal and experiential practices that incorporate depth work. She works from a heart centered,mindfulness-based, eclectic and integrative approach focused on helping her clients discover and live the life they desire. She calls this Living in Alignment. “To me, Living in Alignment means finding balance within my body, finding my center, living from my heart, feeling my feet on the ground and the vast sky above me,” she explains. Moore-Garrison specializes in self-compassion, conscious loving, self-esteem and empowerment, anxiety and depression, trauma work and infertility. She offers individual and couples counseling. Her services include Transpersonal Psychotherapy, art therapy, sand trays, EMDR, mindfulness and meditation, and sacred space design. “A big part of my work is in helping you find out for yourself what it uniquely means to you. I am dedicated to working with you to find ways to live the life you desire,” she says. Located in the Baca Railyard at Baca Street Studios, Moore-Garrison’s practice space is a safe, comfortable and inspiring space, where she is honored to offer this transformational work. This space also houses her studio/gallery where she offers an eclectic mix of sacred art, jewelry and vintage items as well as studio classes and creative coaching for those seeking a deeper connection with their creativity. She is an accomplished artist and loves to share her passion for art and healing with others.

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newsbriefs New Date for 23rd Annual Women’s Health Fair


eVargas Center has spent the past eight months under construction in order to unveil eight new merchants moving over from Sanbusco Center. In order to accommodate these moves and provide an even more pleasant and interactive experience for customers, the 23rd annual Women’s Health Fair has been moved to a new date of August 6. In addition to approximately 90 vendors from all over northern New Mexico, DeVargas Center will unveil its own strong pulse on health and wellness through its tenants Light Vessel, Love Yourself Café and Sprouts Farmers Market. Light Vessel will join an impressive lineup including vendors and health providers ranging from the traditional to the alternative while mixing in a plethora of heralded services such as medical health screenings, massages, spiritual readings, makeovers and the like. All vendors come with the desire to reach out to, educate and heal northern New Mexico women and their families. This year DeVargas Center is partnering with CHRISTUS ST. Vincent Regional Medical Laboratory as their health screening provider. The Lab will arrange to provide standard annual screenings for cholesterol, blood glucose, thyroid and more at discounted rates. Entertainment, complimentary classes and the ever popular giveaway packages round out the day. DeVargas Center is the only grocery-anchored community mall in north Santa Fe. We have over 50 unique stores, restaurants, a theater and free parking and are easily accessible at the corner of Paseo de Peralta & N. Guadalupe Street. Vendor registration is still open but filling up fast. We urge vendors to act quickly as the Fair sells out in advance each year. We welcome a wide range of traditional and alternative wellness providers and specialty service providers that market to women and their families.

Belly Button Healing at Body and Brain Yoga


he secret to health is in the belly button in your gut,” says Master Hong-Ik Cheong, Regional Director of Body and Brain Yoga in New Mexico. “Your gut is the center of your mental and physical health. Common digestive problems make a huge impact on your strength and vitality. If you want better immunity, efficient digestion, enhanced clarity, and greater balance, rebuild your gut health with Belly Button Healing. In Asian medicine, the belly button is a major energy point. Stimulating it lets in vital energy that warms your abdomen and opens all the energy channels in Cost to attend fair: Free. Vender registration is $110 for businesses and $45 for non-profits. For more information, visit or call 505-982-2655. your body, which is essential for your health and well-being.” See ad, page 17.

Next 500-Hour Hypnotherapy Course begins September 12


ind out why people have traveled from over 26 countries all 50 states to attend the hypnotherapy course at Hypnotherapy Academy in Albuquerque. “Our state-licensed hypnosis courses and clinical hypnotherapy training have led the field in hypnotherapy education for almost 30 years. The 500-hour accelerated certification course in hypnotherapy is held three times a year and is taught in twoweek modules,” says Academy Director Tim Simmerman Sierra. After completing the first 300 hours (Modules 1-3), students are eligible for certification as hypnotherapists with the International Board of Hypnotherapy. By also completing Module 4 which covers pain management techniques and accelerated healing for 400 hours, students are eligible for the professional designation of Clinical Hypnotherapist and Certified Medical Support Clinical Hypnotherapist. Module 5 is an elective which covers natal regression and past life therapy, for 500 hours. Location: 2132 Osuna Rd., NE, Ste. B, Albuquerque. To register visit or call 505-767-8030 or toll free at 877-983-1515. See ad, page 9. 14

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The benefits of Belly Button Healing include • Increased blood and energy circulation • Boost your energy and vitality • Quiet your mind and gain clarity • Enhance digestion and detoxification • Relieve pain and stiffness of joints and organs • Control emotions and balance hormones • Improve immunity and much, much more! “Call either of our two Albuquerque locations (NE : 797-2211, NW : 792-5111) or our Santa Fe Studio (820-2211) to schedule your private introductory session for only $15 by the end of July. Your whole being will thank you.” adds Cheong. For more information, visit and See ad, page 39.

Integrative Healthcare for the Aging Nation


talk entitled Integrative Healthcare for the Aging Nation is being held August 12 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Albuquerque. The event, sponsored by Meals on Wheels and presented by Dr. Arti Prasad, Executive Director of the Center for Life, will focus on the issues with aging such as memory and cognitive decline, depression, anxiety, chronic digestive and joint problems, and how integrative health approaches can lead to healthy aging. “Everyone ages by slowly adapting to changes over time,” says Prasad. “Aging is a multidimensional process embracing all aspects of one’s life: physical, spiritual, social, psychological, and mental. Reaction time often slows down in aging people, while knowledge and wisdom expand. Research shows that even late in life, potential exists for physical, mental, and social growth and development” according to Prasad, While the western medical model has excelled in managing many aging complications such as acute fractures, chronic age-related conditions are often managed poorly. During the event, Prasad will discuss national statistics on aging, explore healthy aging, and identify opportunities to prevent and treat chronic conditions related to aging while providing an overall view of integrative health. Location: Meals on Wheels Deli at Presbyterian Northside located at 5901 Harper Dr. NE, in Albuquerque.

Energy Medicine Self Care and Fundamentals


arbara Welcer, RN, is pleased to announce a Healing Touch Program Level 1 will be held July 30 and 31 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days at UNM Center for Life. According to Welcer, the Healing Touch Certificate Program incorporates fundamentals of energy anatomy, theory and practice using lecture, experiential work and fun to learn about our own energy field and how to work with others. The Healing Touch Program is a standardized, international, multi-level, continuing education program in energy-based therapy, the first to incorporate a certification in energy medicine. “The classes are open to all who have an interest in energy therapy, whether you have taken energy training before, this program brings you to a new level of experience,” says Welcer. In addition, Welcer, along with many distinguished speakers, will be sharing her knowledge at the SIMPLE (Symposium of Integrative Medicine Professionals in the Land of Enchantment) conference in Taos July 11 to 14. Additional Level 1 classes are being held September 24 to 25 and November 5 to 6. Nurses and massage therapists will receive 16 continuing education credits. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. Register early to reserve your space. Early bird special ends July 20. For more information and to register, call 248-882-1706 or visit See ad, page 29.

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Special Offering: SIMPLY Botanicals Pre-Conference Workshop July 10, 2016 Conference Chair - Arti Prasad, MD, FACP

July 11 - 14, 2016 Sagebrush Inn Taos, NM Pre-Symposium Chair and Speaker - Mary L. Hardy, MD Keynote Speaker - Victoria Maizes, MD Banquet Speaker - Mark Blumenthal, Founder & Executive Director, American Botanical Council Plenary Speakers - Brent A. Bauer, MD; Anjali Bhagra, MBBS; Ann Marie Chiasson, MD, MPH, CCFP; Stephen R. Devries, MD; Mikhail Kogan, MD; Victor S. Sierpina, MD Special workshop For more information contact UNM Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development Modern Medical Meditation & Alzheimer’s Prevention by Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD Phone: 505-272-3942 •

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Jane Wotton founding Leader Neal’s Yard Remedies


eal’s Yard Remedies, the leading natural and organic health and beauty brand in the UK, is celebrating 35 years! The product line includes award-winning facial and bodycare products, baby products and a men’s line. Neal’s Yard Remedies inspires extreme loyalty, due to its insistence on the very best ingredients, therapeutic formulations, innovative products, while keeping true to its mission of empowering customers and caring about its impact on the environment. Owned by philanthropist and organic farmer, Peter Kindersley, the company researches, formulates and manufactures all of its products at its eco-headquarters and gardens in the UK. Neal’s Yard Remedies is proud to have been listed as one of the Top 10 most ethical companies in the world in 2015 as rated by The Good Shopping Guide. Their commitment to ethical and sustainable sourcing of ingredients is illustrated by their Fair Wild project for frankincense oil. “The frankincense resin is gathered by the women of the Samburu tribe in Northern Kenya. Collecting the highly valued resin gives the women a rare and precious income. The essential oil is distilled on site and used in the award-winning Frankincense Intense products. It is the world’s first FairWild certified organic frankincense, which ensures a fair deal for everyone in the supply chain,” says Founding Leader Jane Wotton who has worked with the brand in various roles for over 20 years. “The Frankincense Intense skincare line is proof that ‘organic’ works! The cream, concentrate and eye cream have been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, to firm and tone the skin, to boost skin’s plumpness, and optimize radiance,” adds Wotton. Jane Wotton has worked with the brand in various roles for 20 years and looks forward to sharing the products with you by appointment or as part of a workshop. See ad page 39.

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healthbriefs Increasing Movement and Flexibility as We Age


hildren move with the freedom to jump up or roll around without fear of injury, movements taking them in many directions—up, down, around and even upside-down. Youth has a feel of fluidity and juicy resiliency. Older men and women tend to shuffle, the head tilted down and forward, and the eyes focused downward toward the ground because they are fearful of falling. The rib cage is stooped forward and a rhythm of cautionary movement propels the person in one direction only. Rolfing Structural Integration practitioners look at the movements people make and restrictions in the body that may create the feel and look of aging, which has more to do with how the body breaks down and can still be changed, rather than the number of years lived. The fascia connective tissues respond to injuries and repetitive emotional and physical postures over the years by tightening, twisting and changing shape, which ends up restricting the easy movements we equate with youth and agility. Posture is not something to be forced into place. Rolfing practitioners know how to work holistically with the fascia throughout the entire body in a sequential method to bring back naturally youthful mobility and movements. Source: Valerie Berg, certified advanced Rolfer and member of the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration faculty in Boulder, CO. For more information on Rolfing, call the Rolf Institute at 303-449-5903 or visit See ad, page 2.


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by Dr. George Keanna lthough many people get “silver” (amalgam) fillings, they’re usually composed of mercury (50 percent), silver (35 percent), tin (13 percent), and a two percent mixture of zinc and copper. The fact that half of the filling is comprised of mercury is concerning because mercury is a potent neurotoxin and has been long recognized as such. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers mercury to be 5,000 times more toxic at any given temperature than lead. Mercury is second in toxicity only to plutonium, so why is it currently an acceptable way to restore teeth? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned substances containing mercury, but is currently in the process of reclassifying mercury-amalgam fillings to see if they are safe for use in humans. Before and after mercury-amalgam fillings are placed they are classified as hazardous materials and waste. Unfortunately, tons of mercury continues to be placed in unknowing patients mouths each year.

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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has been collecting reports for decades on how many fish are caught in the oceans annually. However, those numbers don’t take into account small-scale, recreational and illegal fishing or the bycatch that’s discarded before boats return to harbors. A study published in Nature Communications increases the actual total world catch from 1950 to 2010 by 50 percent. Daniel Pauly, author of the University of British Columbia study, states, “The world is withdrawing from a joint bank account of fish without knowing what has been withdrawn or the remaining balance. Better estimates for the amount we’re taking out can help ensure there’s enough fish to sustain us in the future.” Based on official counts, global catches peaked in 1996 and have declined modestly each year. The decline isn’t due to less fishing or restrictions on certain fish, though. “It’s due to the countries fishing too much and having exhausted one fish after the other,” says Pauly. The findings also emphasize the value of fisheries to low-income people in developing countries. The next steps will require well-informed action to preserve this critical resource for people and for the planet.

According to a new meta-analysis of previous studies, Philippe Grandjean, of Harvard, and Richard Clapp, of the University of Massachusetts, concluded that DuPont Teflon, used for 50 years to make frictionless cookware, is much more dangerous than previously thought, causing cancer, birth defects and heart disease, and weakening the immune system. Teflon production was phased out in 2006, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found it in the blood of more than 99 percent of Americans, because it can be passed from mother to unborn child in the womb. The researchers say that the federal government’s recommended “safe” level, set in 2009, is as much as 1,000 times too high to fully protect people’s health. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has yet to set a legal allowable limit for its presence in drinking water.



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odd Nichols says he’ll never forget the first time he taught at a veteran’s hospital. “I was taken into a locked room and the door was quickly shut behind me. One vet in a wheel chair was trying to escape. Chairs were full of sand so they couldn’t be thrown. Doctors and social workers were coming in during my class and interrupting. Many veterans were medicated and dealing with obvious challenges. Some appeared physically fine, but their mind waged an emotional war inside. One large man, in a state of shock, sat staring straight ahead while making a low-pitched sound. To say that this direct exposure to the mental health struggles of veterans was enlightening would be an understatement,” he says. After sharing qigong at the veteran’s hospitals for the past five years, he came to realize that the biggest challenge in teaching veterans qigong is to gain their trust. “Veterans immediately want to know if you’re one of them. In the beginning this was unnerving. An individual who never wore their uniform cannot understand what they endured,” says Nichols. However, Nichols notes that when vets do qigong breathing in a group, trust issues and whether he is a vet or not becomes less important. Old mind patterns are temporarily bypassed as the feeling of qi is so strong that it gives a natural high. Many veterans report this has been invaluable to replace harmful addictions. “In fact, my VA teacher’s position actually came from a referral from Westcare of St. Petersburg Florida, a 98-bed mental health and substance abuse center. Some vets I met at the VA also ended up in drug rehab and therefore they saw me at both places,” he shares. Recovering heroin addicts need a

powerful approach and Nichols realized early on that it was important to wow them immediately with qigong. “I needed to make a memorable, quick and powerful statement. My grand slam is the Breath-Empowerment and the 9-Breath Method exercises. I draw them in and challenge them to take huge breaths, swallow it and hold it in their belly. A crammed room becomes momentarily silent, then come the smiles followed by scattered giggles,” he explains. Nichols loves to see his students’ resistance turn to wonder. “They tell me ‘wow, I feel electricity, and my body is warm and tingling.’ Without the breathing tools many would give up before benefiting from the immense healing rewards,” he says. Todd Nichols has actively shared qigong and Power Breathing at veteran facilities for five years with outstanding results. According to Nichols, anger and alcoholism are the norm for veterans and he is breaking through those barriers by getting them high naturally. His insights as a Heroic Qigong teacher are profound. See ad, back cover.

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There will be a farm-to-table, and a class on the science of kinetics, which will enhance each individual’s own yoga practice.” Music and dancing to free the spirit make up a vital part of the Santa Fe Yoga Festival. Last year, Michael Franti and Spearhead raised the vibration at Fort Marcy Park while Grace Potter and the Nocturnals rocked the Lensic Theatre. “Musical acts are currently being booked and will be announced after the July Fourth holiday. Dancing on the Plaza under the summer moonlight will also return,” says Young. Young said that the first year of the festival was a learning experience. “We made a few mistakes—mainly spending more than we brought in. We overcame that and now are better than ever. Here we are in our third and plans are already being drawn up for the fourth Year. “Last year, organizing for the Festival began six months out, but this year, having learned the mechanics and with a new business model emphasizing partnerships, we’re able to staff up three months out, which helps keep our costs low.” The annual event generates about five million in economic activity for the City of Santa Fe as attendees shop at local stores and eat at local restaurants. Starting about two months before the Festival kicks off, their website receives between 300 to 500 hits per day as people begin to pick and choose which classes and events to attend. No stranger to event organizing or health and fitness, Young grew up as one of 10 children to parents that owned dozens of health clubs throughout New Mexico. He competed in football and wrestling at St. Michael’s High School in Santa Fe and organized many concerts in Malibu, t’s summertime in Santa Fe! That means operas, music on California, while attending college at nearby Pepperdine the Plaza, delicious food, and the annual Santa Fe Yoga University. Young also competed in Division I sports in Festival and Wellness Week being held August 24 to 28. College. In 1999, Young founded Santa Fe Film Festival, “This year’s celebration promises to be bigger than which continues to this day. ever,” says festival founder and Santa Fe native Kurt Young, In regards to yoga, Young says, “I came to yoga in my 40’s who shares that about 750 people showed up at the first due to the injuries I sustained playing contact sports in high event in 2014 and 3,500 attended last year’s second annual school. What I found was amazing and I feel 18 again— festival. This year Young estimates that nearly the added benefit is the opening of the soul in yoga. 7,500 will participate in the five-day combined Yoga And here in Santa Fe we have an entire community Festival and Wellness Week. “We’ve learned what the yoga dedicated to opening hearts through the practice of and wellness community expects through feedback from yoga.” attendees at our 2014 and 2015 events,” Young says. “And Young adds, “Santa Fe’s always this year, the third time is going to be a lot of fun.” been a mecca for Classes by world-renowned yogis will remain the focus seekers and The of the Festival, including hatha, ashtanga, vinyasa, Bikram Festival is just the and the popular Hot Yoga. Like last year, those classes will newest chapter in be held at the Scottish Rite Temple, known to locals as “the that story. Like most Pink Building” located in downtown on Paseo de Peralta yoga devotees, I want to share that three blocks from the Plaza. knowledge with any New this year, the Festival will partner up with and all whose paths Wellness Week on the Plaza. “There will be about 75 cross with ours.” wellness booths set up each day featuring massage therapists, qigong teachings, dharma talks, acupuncture, For more information chiropractors, meditation teach-ins, Navajo drum about specific teachers, ceremonies and yoga-related products such as active wear, classes and musical events, art and jewelry,” explains Young. “We’re also booking visit and a couple of physicians that specialize in osteoporosis See ad, treatments, Oriental Medicine, vegan nutrition and diet. page 3. Shawn Parell • photographed by Jasper Johal ©mmxi

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Santa Fe Wellness Week: A Holistic Vision of Life


uzanne Taylor arrived in Santa Fe for what she thought was going to be a break from her life in fastpaced corporate America. Although the sales and marketing executive had visited before, the City Different called to her spirit at a time in her career when she needed rejuvenation. Now her focus is on health and wellness, which is why she’s the new executive director of this year’s Santa Fe Wellness Week. Following Indian Market and partnering with the 3rd Annual Santa Fe Yoga Festival, Wellness Week will focus on a holistic and sustainable approach to living healthy, not only for adults, but for children as well. Taylor says her children are much more knowledgeable about diet and nutrition than she was as a kid, and credits her daughter Sarah with introducing her to yoga and stress reduction techniques that will be featured at Wellness Week through the Santa Fe Yoga Festival. “This generation really understands that, whatever your career choices, you’ve got to take time to eat well, exercise and reduce the stress that comes with everyday living,” explains Taylor. That’s why Wellness Week will include doctors talking about healthy eating and the latest in nutrition science; personal trainers, sports medicine professionals, and massage therapists demonstrating bodywork to overcome stress; farm-totable dinner options using organics and green eating; and architects and contractors exhibiting low-cost green building advances. “We’re going to have some classes for children, too,” Taylor shares, “because it’s so much easier to establish healthy habits when you’re young.” Taylor, who’s worked in the hotel and hospitality industry in Arizona, California and New Mexico, says that Santa Fe is the place that touches her heart the most. “It’s such a one-of-a-kind place and this is kind of my way of giving back,” she says. “We want everyone to live the healthiest life they can because it benefits their families, their friendships, their work lives, and their communities. And there’s no better place that exemplifies that than right here in Santa Fe.” For more information visit SantaFeWellnessWeek. com or email



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REAL NEWS THAT MATTERS Independent Media Tell Us the Truth by Linda Sechrist


n virtually all aspects of life, we are influenced consciously or subconsciously by mainstream media messages. Today, six media giants—Comcast, The Walt Disney Company, Twenty-First Century Fox, Time Warner, Viacom and DirecTV—control the vast majority of what we watch on TV and in movies, listen to on the radio and read in books, newspapers and magazines. According to Ben Bagdikian, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of The New Media Monopoly, this handful of conglomerates form a cartel that wields enough influence to affect U.S. politics and define social values. Thirty years ago, before many mergers and acquisitions, 50 corporations owned nearly all of American media. Today’s infotainment and rhetoric, misrepresented as news, is leading millions to conclude that these colossal powers do not exist to objectively report the truth.

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New York City holistic psychiatrist Dr. Kelly Brogan’s A Mind of Your Own: The Truth About Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives. They were shocked when the book was boycotted. “The New York Times, Dr. Oz and Good Morning America refused to schedule author interviews or write book reviews. There wasn’t a whisper anywhere on mainstream media about my evidenced-based book on how women can holistically recover from depression without a single prescription. HarperCollins was baffled. I was their first credentialed author who spoke out against pharmaceuticals,” says Brogan. So Brogan turned to independent outlets, including print, online and social media, her own website, newsletter lists and word-of-mouth. Her work soon broke through into three of the top bestselling book lists: USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and The New York Times. That example serves as clear proof of the importance and power of independent media to furnish the public helpful and in-depth information on wide-ranging topics that mainstream broadcast media typically only cover in 30- to 60-second blurbs or not at all.

Dr. Mark Hyman, chair of the Institute of Functional Medicine and director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, learned Brogan’s lesson early on. “Independent media have been crucial in disseminating my life’s work. Given the misinformation being spread by regular news and government channels about weight and health, we deserve to hear the truth about what’s in our food, toxins in our environment and how we can truly heal our bodies,” says Hyman, a nine-time bestselling author.

Independent Voices

Today’s independent media landscape shifts at warp speed. With 24/7 Internet access to websites, both groundbreaking journalism and grassroots perspectives appear in original articles and blogs. Outlets include independent online radio, TV shows, newspapers, filmmakers and “citizen journalists” armed with smart phones instantly transmitting images and updates via YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. From a growing recognition that such media play a vital role in shaping a more informed and engaged citizenry, more attention is again being paid to the need for real news that matters. Breaking the reign of junk food news generators is the mission of, a media research program at California’s Sonoma State University. Billions of dollars are spent annually on webinars, podcasts and e-books exploring health and healing, self-help, spiritual enlightenment and creativity, indicating a reading audience with a hunger for deeper wisdom. Since 1973, New Dimensions Radio, co-founded and hosted by Justine Willis Toms, has featured many of the world’s most respected wisdom keepers. “Guests exclaim how refreshing it is to speak in-depth and at length. Mainstream, commercially based media consistently present sound bites on how things are breaking down and not working, without opening thought to constructive visions for a future that benefits all life and the planet,” says Toms. “Independent media have broken away from dependence on the moneyed interests holding tight reins on the news and information they publish. Because

we’re listener-supported, public radio is free to explore a wide range of timely and timeless topics,” he says. Leaning away from one-sided views gives independent media space to expand people’s perspectives and positive expectations for the future. The seven-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Christian Science Monitor international news organization was established in Boston over a century ago to till human thought and thereby improve human lives via an uplifted journalistic standard. “Its quiet insistence for human rights and against tyranny; for generosity and against selfishness; for intelligence, charity, courage, integrity and most of all, for progress and hope—surely that has helped,” remarks John Yemma, current columnist and former editor. “We work to uncover where progress is occurring, even though headlines proclaim the contrary. There are always two sides to a story,” says Susan Hackney, a senior director with the Monitor, which consistently resists the sensational in favor of the meaningful. Magazines such as Natural Awakenings, Mother Jones, The Optimist and Yes! are likewise stirring up conversations on meaningful issues via larger perspectives with a focus on tangible solutions. They address such areas as the damaging health and environmental effects of genetically engineered food, championed by Jeffrey Smith, founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology. “Europe could kick genetically modified ingredients (GMO) out of their food supply because their mainstream media covered the health dangers, while U.S. mainstream media ignored them and kept Americans in the dark. Independent media in the U.S. enable democracy and consumer-inspired transformations of all kinds. Knowledge has organizing power,” advises Smith.

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With Fran Korten at its helm, the adfree, subscription-supported, nonprofit Yes! is helping to reframe our biggest issues. “Mainstream media, dependent upon advertisers that would have us believe that we can buy happiness, celebrate stories of the rich and powerful, leaving everyone else feeling small and powerless. Independents can help resist such ways of seeing the world,

We in America are the best entertained and least informed society in the world. ~Neil Postman, media theorist and educator help people see a different path to success and happiness and perceive themselves as change agents. Together, we share engaging stories of how people are carving out new ways of living that hold the hope of a world more in balance with the living Earth and where everyone’s inherent worth and dignity are recognized,” says Korten. Allan Savory, founder of the Savory Institute and originator of a holistic land management systems approach to recover and preserve sustainable resources, underscores the need for change leaders and independent thinkers. “As we ponder who they might be, we realize it’s not those that discover new, counterintuitive insights, but those that spread the knowledge. The groundbreakers are pioneers like writers, poets, artists, speakers and social networkers. After 50 years of trying to understand the intense institutional resistance to and ridiculing of my work of managing complexity in a simple manner, holistic management is now quickly spreading globally. This is only due to social networking, independent writers and my TED talk that went viral,” observes Savory. Laurie McCammon, change leader and author of Enough! How to Liberate Yourself and Remake the World with Just One Word, contracted with independent publisher Red Wheel Weiser to get her message out. “It’s been building awareness of forbidden knowledge—that we each have unrealized potential to affect reality by changing our thoughts. We can nurture a shift in global culture away from an existing way of life that has bred fear, lack and a belief in scarcity,” explains McCammon. She suggests that to preview a new vision of, “I am enough and have enough,” and, “We are enough and have enough,” we should look to the fertile fringes; small communities of intentional and conscious people actively reinvent-

ing society. “Look at what independent media are reporting on; as well as their unprecedented use of new terms such as organic, wellness, sustainability, permaculture, transition town, sharing economy, social responsibility, biomimicry and the butterfly effect,” says McCammon. The existing worldview, with all of its core assumptions and rules, aims to restrain awakening individual and collective consciousness. McCammon observes, “As long as the ‘old story’ was told repeatedly by mainstream media with conviction, it could command our attention and make us doubt our inner story. Trusting that the outer world had our own best interests in mind meant that there was no need to turn within. This is changing. Thanks to farseeing, courageous and strong enough independent media, there’s been an overturning to a more wholesome story of mind-body-spirit, abundance, innovation, collaboration and cooperation.” Mainstream and independent media coexist like two sides of a coin. Mainstream media’s talking heads tell us how to act and think while independent media invite us to engage, educate and think for ourselves, dig deeper and take action. Without independent media, we would know little about the benefits of the ever-evolving grassroots movement of holistic, alternative, complementary, integrative and functional medicine. Nor would we know the truth about climate change; the health advantages of plant-based diets and community gardens; food deserts and nutrition-related illnesses; the prevalence of environmental toxins; signs of spiritual progress; alternative education; and the benefits of eco-villages to people and the planet. Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings. Connect at

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empowered with exciting skills for building the new world all while developing a sustainable blueprint for the future,” says Executive Producer Nathan Crane, award-winning author, inspirational speaker, filmmaker and festival producer dedicated to helping every human being experience a healthy, sustainable and meaningful life. “The intention is to go beyond a leave-no-trace festival to a leave the land better than we found it lifestyle experience, and that’s the opportunity we all have in helping co-create this inaugural event with visions to grow it in Santa Fe annually.” According to Crane, the festival is not your standard “let’s go listen to some music, take a class, and go home” event. “While, of course, that’s your choice, the reality is you might think about completely clearing your schedule for all four days because once you see the immersive programming and step onsite feeling what it’s like to be a part of a powerful emerging culture, you won’t want to leave, and you’ll be glad you planned to stay the entire weekend,” he says. “By completely immersing yourself in the more than 150 music and artistic performances, classes, workshops and ceremonies happening for four days straight, you’ll be inviting the curiosity within yourself to take every aspect of your life to a whole new level of personal fulfillment. You could attend scheduled events and performances for 21 hours straight each day and still not get to see it all.” by Jonathan Crane Everything event attendees need to support their experience is being built on the 200 acre pristine living he word is spreading quickly about a new kind of museum property of Las Golondrinas in Santa Fe including immersive transformational experience coming to Santa camping and showers, healthy and organic food, tonics, Fe September 22 to 25. This experiential festival is curating espressos, and juice bars, alkaline water, over 100 vendors, a unified blend of multicultural ceremony and community children and family village, and a lot more. With two bonding within the framework of a transformational music massive 45 foot music stages, a 5,000 sqft yoga studio, a and yoga festival, embedded within an educational summit, workshop stage, a late night acoustic chill lounge and tea all wrapped together with an artistic and creative uplifting bar, interactive art installations, sacred fire, medicine wheel, and empowering web of meaningful and engaging artistic multicultural ceremonies, and a vibrant nightlife that emerges experiences designed to empower, connect, uplift, and after sunset, the stunning visual, kinesthetic, and auditory expand our minds, hearts and awareness. experiences unfolding at Unify Fest will give all of us a new Unify Fest is a four day transformational music meaning to enhanced perception and cultural emergence. festival dedicated to celebrating life, supporting personal “The name Unify Fest also comes from my vision of transformation, improving health and well-being, inspiring unifying people of all walks of life, tribes, colors, religions, creativity, and leaving the land better than we found it. It’s a sexes and beliefs to come together and work toward a completely immersive experience inviting each of us to step common cause. Understanding fosters compassion, and into a supportive and creative environment fostering deep Earth Guardians and powerful personal connections and inner awakenings. Whether you’re interested in dancing until the late hours of the night to a variety of high-vibrational music, raising your health and vitality by choosing from dozens of eastern and western yoga and movement classes, improving your personal skill sets and knowledge around how to live more self-reliant and sustainable, engaging in artistic and creative self-expression, or enjoying the inner peace and bliss that comes from experiencing multicultural ceremonial experiences, Unify Fest has something for everyone. “Unify Fest came to me in a vision when I began asking the question of how to create an immersive experience that not only brought people together for an amazingly fun and uplifting conscious party, but also left people

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compassion fosters peace, and you can’t have understanding or compassion if you don’t know what it’s like to experience someone else’s cultural beliefs. This is one of Koya Webb the reasons why many indigenous leaders and spiritual teachers have been asked to hold ceremony and share wisdom all throughout the festival. By unifying our minds and hearts while learning cultural practices designed to connect with spirit and honor all living beings, we then begin building the foundation for a peaceful future among all people, plants, and animals,” explains Crane. “By honoring our native elders and traditional land stewards, and by elders sharing their wisdom to thousands with open-hearts, I see the possibility for borders and walls of mistrust, anger, hatred, and violence to be dissolved and replaced with open arms, integrity, honor and love. No one has to attend any of the ceremonies or workshops; that’s why there’s so much to choose from, though everyone is encouraged to experience the various ceremonies programmed throughout the four days and nights. Having been blessed with experiencing many cultural traditions of ceremony in my short life, I can guarantee you it will be some of your most memorable and fulfilling experiences at Unify Fest.” Crane shares that those who choose to camp onsite can set up camp as early as 2 p.m. on September 21 and get settled before the doors open to the public at noon on September 22. “With an anticipation of three to five thousand attendees, it’s recommended to get your tickets online early and bring them with you to get checked in and

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oriented with the festival grounds before the big festivities begin,” he says. “Your four day, all access pass will give you unlimited access to all activities for the entire event. Camping and parking are separate passes. And if you want to spend intimate time backstage and in our private Visionary Village with our artists, performers, presenters, elders, and educators, then get a VIP pass while they are still available.” “We are rewarding those who get their tickets early by making early-bird prices cheaper, and the longer you wait, TransPortals by Harlan Gruber. the higher they go up in price, with the possibility of the festival selling out ahead of time. So get your tickets early to the biggest transformational festival in New Mexico and plan your schedule accordingly,” adds Crane. Cost: Get tickets early and save at Location: El Rancho De Las Golondrinas, Santa Fe. Doors open to the public Thursday September 22nd at 12pm, and doors close Sunday September 25th at midnight.

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New Independent Media Startup


by Charlie Wisoff


art of the solution to the failings of mainstream media is not only independent media but quality independent media. Facebook, Twitter and other online social networks have provided the capacity for independent voices to circulate vast amounts of information; but these new forms of media don’t necessarily facilitate productive dialogue or enable meaningful social change. A new local startup in Albuquerque, CivNet, is trying to change this. CivNet is a social network that specifically seeks to empower individuals to make social change. It does this by helping them understand what’s going on in their communities, connect with others who care about similar issues, find opportunities to get involved, and organize to take action. By providing an online framework for social and political action, CivNet helps people move away from the griping and cat-photo-sharing frame of mind to a frame of, “let’s make something happen.” Individuals are empowered to make change without the direction of mainstream media or more formal organizations. CivNet recently released its beta platform for a local pilot in Albuquerque and the surrounding area. It has over 750 beta users including community members and leaders, nonprofit staff, and government officials. Community members use CivNet to organize around a variety of issues such as reducing your carbon footprint, advocating for better bike lanes, and improving opportunities for youth in poverty. The beauty of CivNet is that, above all else, it promotes people power. Community members are the ones driving social change. Join the movement! Create a CivNet account at or learn more at To have CivNet present to a community group or chat with its founder, email 26

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Locavore Lingo What All the Food Labels Really Mean by Judith Fertig


ocally grown foods are more likely to have been bred for flavor and nutrition than durability and a long shelf life, says Emily Akins, outreach director for the Kansas City Food Circle, a cooperative that links residents with farmers that grow and raise organic and free-range food. An added benefit is getting to know the farmer and being able to ask the questions—and receive the answers—that are important to us. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports that local food sales totaled $12 billion in 2014, up from $5 billion in 2008. They continue to grow.

Organic or Certified Organic Consumers want to know the difference between organics and certified organics. Today’s number of U.S. certified organic operations has jumped nearly 300 percent since 2002 to more than 21,700. Although a certified organic designation might be the preferred index of how foods are grown and raised, it is not always possible for certain foods in some climates. Sometimes there’s a tradeoff

in buying organic foods in the carbon footprint of its transport to market. According to the Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, in Tampa, Florida, “Organic refers to a specific method of growing and processing foods, and is defined as produce grown, packaged and stored without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides or irradiation.” To be considered certified organic under the Code of Federal Regulations 7 CFR Part 205, products must meet these standards: n No harmful chemicals have been applied to the land for at least three years. n Farmers and processors are inspected annually by a certifying agency. n Farmers and processors must keep detailed records of practices. n Farmers are required to maintain a written organic management plan.

Certified Humane When we buy local cheese, poultry or meat at the farmers’ market, we sometimes see a certified humane notice.

foraging in the wild, but we can learn to forage in our supermarkets, farmers’ markets and from local farmers to select the most nutritious and delicious foods available,” says founder Jo Robinson, in Vashon, Washington, For example, Dave and Sue Whittlesey, at High Wire Ranch, in Hotchkiss, Colorado, raise bison (buffalo) and elk that they sell both through local stores and at the Aspen Saturday Market. The wild game is 100 percent n Fed a nutritious diet without antibiotpasture-fed, non-GMO (no genetically ics or hormones. modified feed), gluten-free and not n Provided proper shelter with resting given hormones or any antibiotics areas and sufficient space. unless the animal is sick. n Animals have to ability to behave Trusted Sources naturally. The land, climate and growing season Veronica Baetje says her farm’s goats dictate the best natural farming pracreceive organic mineral supplements and tices for each area, often described locally grown alfalfa hay in addition to along with their products on farm and pasture grass every day. She adds, “They farmers’ market websites. are free to choose what they prefer to Wisconsin’s Dane County Farmdo, whether skip and run up a hill, lie ers’ Market, in Madison, provides under the shade of a tree, soak up some detailed descriptions of farm products sunshine or play with their herd mates.” and agricultural practices so customers can make informed choices. SomeWild Food times, the type of farm makes a difference. “We are intentionally human At times, farmers’ markets will offer scale,” says Virginia Goeke, of Sylvan foraged foods from the wild or wild Meadows Farm, in Viroqua, Wisconsin. game. Sources are listed online at “Few of us will go back to “We choose to husband our land to One such producer is Baetje Farms, outside St. Louis, Missouri. Their highly regarded goat cheeses offer traceability via a lot number, so buyers can know exactly which milking the cheese came from. In factory farming, which often involves penning or caging animals that never go outdoors, “certified humane” means that this producer meets Humane Farm Animal Care standards:

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ere’s something to add to our to-do list: nothing. Americans today work more hours than ever before, foregoing hardearned vacation days and spending more time with electronic devices than with friends and family. The temptation and pressure to do more at the expense of needed rest are great, but failing to take time out to recharge our minds and bodies can have serious consequences, according to experts. Downtime is most acutely needed in the workplace. In a survey of nearly 20,000 workers, The Energy Project and Harvard Business Review found that 59 percent of them were physically exhausted, emotionally drained, distracted and lacking purpose. Headquartered in Yonkers, New York, with offices in Europe and Australia, The Energy Project has helped hundreds of businesses, including Fortune 500 companies, create healthier, happier and higher-performing workplaces. The company takes its cues from elite athletes that carefully build rest and recovery periods into their training schedules. “Just as your body needs


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sleep and food to function optimally, so does your mind and spirit,” says Annie Perrin, an executive vice president with the project. There’s a mounting body of neurological research to buttress the analogy. Important assimilation of learning and “meaning making” occurs in the resting brain, according to Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Ed.D., associate professor of education, psychology and neuroscience at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and author of Emotions, Learning, and the Brain. When our minds are allowed to wander, they engage a network of interacting brain regions that together are thought to play a key role in building our ability for inward reflection and recollection, known as the default mode network. Immordino-Yang’s research suggests that such activation during restful moments is positively associated with the recalling of memories, envisioning the future and even developing a moral foundation. “This network seems to be more engaged when we aren’t actively gathering information or working on

ample, she advises workers to schedule “renewal breaks” every 90 minutes after completing a block of high-priority tasks. “If you’ve been sitting, move; if the mind has been active, do something to quiet it, like meditating or simply closing your eyes.” She also suggests finding workers to buddy up with and schedule mutual breaks to help support and hold each other accountable. Immordino-Yang suggests that another practice to maximize the value of downtime is to combine it with exercise. “A walk can be rejuvenating,” she an external goal,” remarks Immordino- says. “While the body is engaged, the Yang. Zoning out on TV or video games mind is free to wander.” doesn’t produce the same brain benefit The Energy Project calls on managbecause, “It’s about looking inward ers to model these downtime activities rather than outward,” she says. The de- for their employees. Some companies fault network does engage when intro- have instituted policies that limit sendspection occurs during nurturing social ing email from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., as well interaction, such as while enjoying a as during weekends and vacations, so reflective conversation with friends or staffers don’t feel compelled to read family. She recommends banning tech- and respond to keep up with work. nology and other distractions during Setting limits is even more crucial periods spent in activities that bring joy for young people with minds and habits and meaning so that we are present in a that are especially malleable. “I see mindful way. teenagers taking their phones into the The Energy Project ushers clients bathroom or bed to text in the middle through a comprehensive energy audit, of the night. Parents need to put a stop using exercises to expose specific to this,” counsels Immordino-Yang. personal habits that lead to diminishing “The brain needs uninterrupted rest to returns in both work and play time. In work at its best.” one exercise, workers are asked to rank Learning that being a productive current incoming emails from one to employee or an emotionally availfive, with the highest number equating able parent requires giving ourselves a to, “I need to respond immediately.” break and gives us permission to rest. Most rate nearly no fives, says Perrin, We find that downtime is not just good a realization that has helped many for ourselves, but also for our families people change their email habits. and workplaces. While change can be hard, Perrin suggests creating new, healthy rituals Connect with freelance writer April through repetition, which taps into the Thompson, of Washington, D.C., at brain’s desire for automaticity. For

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in any athletic discipline from the rest of us is their state of mind,” says Craig Perkins, a yoga master and founder of the Yandara Yoga Institute, in Baja California, Mexico. “From all my years of yogic study, there’s one teaching that always sticks with me: If we want to master our game, whether it’s golf, yoga or chess, we must first and foremost master our mind.” Practitioners maintain that, meditation can take our mental game to its optimal level and Perkins believes, “Meditation is the number one practice for cultivating self-trust.” Positive visualization, which can be supported by meditation, is another method champion golfers leverage to improve their performance levels. Parent teaches his students, “Establish a clear image in your mind’s eye, and the body will follow.” Repeating this techby Aimee Hughes nique with every shot helps the golfer cultivate the habit of positive visualization by seeing the results. Physical prowess is of little conprepare us to find and reside in this sequence if our mental game is off. just-right Goldilocks place of being Under the intense pressure of a golf not too hot and not too cold. match, execution suffers when perfor Developing mental fortitude takes mance anxiety isn’t kept under control. us even further than we can imagine. While many golfers have what it takes Mastery is born from discipline, foto succeed—the requisite native ability, cused attention and a deep core desire experience, technique and talent—mento adopt habits and behaviors that will tal hang-ups can cause them to call it a upgrade our mindset. day. Detrimental habits can undermine Author of Zen Golf: Mastering our self-confidence, as well as our score. the Mental Game, Parent teaches his The solution lies in pinpointing what’s students to enter a state that he calls behind them and applying pertinent Zen “trusting versus trying.” He teaches techniques to either gradually alleviate a “one stroke at a time” approach, or winningly work with them. which emphasizes awareness of be Hughes, who makes his home ing in the present moment, as many overlooking the greens of Shirkey Golf contemplative spiritual traditions do. Course, says, “It’s about getting out of When the golfer is deeply engaged your own way. When you’re at one with in the present moment with just the the game as it presents itself, you know right level of emotional intensity, your game will be much better than free of distractions and worries about when your mind is racing off to work future swings, they become integrated issues, family dramas and all the other with what’s taking place on the course usual life stuff. When I learned how to in the here and now to the point of establish myself in this present moment total absorption. awareness, not only did my golf game In yoga, pranayama, or breathing change for the better, so did the rest of techniques, are employed to promote my life.” relaxation in the mind and body. The Zen approach to golf uses breath work Aimee Hughes, a freelance writer in to allow body and mind to make the Kansas City, MO, is a doctor of naturopathy on the faculty of the Yandara most fluid and powerful golf swing Yoga Institute. Connect at ChezAimee@ possible for the player. “The single factor that sets apart the top performers

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remember the moment I had what I call my ‘golf game epiphany,’” recalls Steve Hughes, a passionate golfer from Richmond, Missouri. “I realized that my main obstacles were in my head, and from that day on, my golf game changed.” In any athletic or fitness endeavor, the pursuit of excellence unfolds an array of challenges. While golf presents some of the toughest hurdles to improvement, any links enthusiast can better their game by acquiring a champion’s mindset. Applying a few Zen techniques and disciplines adapted from the Buddhist tradition of mindful awareness—which teaches that the mind is everything—can work wonders. Zen Golf master and performance psychologist Joe Parent, Ph.D., of Ojai, California, advises: “The key is finding a way to let the ‘thinking’ mind do all the preliminaries to physical performance—selecting a target, judging the lie, gauging weather influences, etc.—and then letting our ‘intuitive’ mind take over, enabling our body to make a swing that’s free from second-guessing ourselves.” He calls the optimal playing mentality, “Not too tight, not too loose.” It’s the sweet spot that allows us to perform via our best self. Some key techniques 30

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When the commercial organic industry launched in the 1990s, women organized to provide overlooked and undervalued perspectives. The wakeup call for Denise O’Brien, an organic vegetable farmer and owner of Rolling Hills Acres, near Atlantic, Iowa, came during the farm economic crisis of the preceding decade. Although still considered “just” farm wives, “It was the women on the farms that had foreseen where things were heading, because they often kept the accounting books, though nobody took their voices seriously,” O’Brien recalls.  This launched O’Brien’s agriculture activism: balancing farming, raising children and serving as a national advocate and spokeswoman for women in agriculture in an ecological and just food system. In 1997, she launched the Women, Food and Ag Network to collectively advocate for a stronger voice. “Throughout history, women in by Lisa Kivirist agriculture have been relegated to ore women are becoming farm- er. “During that war, the Women’s Land providing assistance, rather than makArmy of America, a female-led initiative, ing decisions,” O’Brien explains. “It’s ers, bringing with them a pasrecruited nearly 20,000 mostly middlesion for producing organic and up to us as women to collaboratively class urban and suburban women to sustainably raised fare and transforming support each other while challenging enter the agricultural sector as wage America’s food system. The U.S. Census the system.” laborers at farms, dairies and cannerof Agriculture reports that their numbers ies, often in rural areas, where farmers rose by more than 20 percent between Cultivating Change urgently needed help while the male 2002 and 2012, to 288,264. For her 50th birthday, Paula Forelabor force was off fighting.”  man gave her life a new chapter. She Women also helped feed AmeriHistoric Roots launched her midlife “second act” cans during the Victory Garden era of “Women have played an integral role in 2007 with Encore Farm, a name World War II. “It’s also estimated that in farming for centuries, but in the last that serves as a rallying mantra for her 100 years they’ve started to self-organize more than 40 percent of fruits and peers. “The name is a tribute declaring vegetables consumed on the American and be recognized for their important that fresh starts and new beginnings home front then were grown in school, work,” says University of California garcan happen at any age,” explains Foreden historian Rose Hayden-Smith, Ph.D., home, community and workplace man, now an urban farmer in St. Paul, gardens,” says Hayden-Smith, possibly author of Sowing the Seeds of Victory: Minnesota. Embodying this business resulting in America’s highest period of American Gardening Programs of World moxie, she chose to specialize, proWar I and editor of the UC Food Observ- produce consumption ever.



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ducing one thing very well: organic dried beans. Relinda Walker, of Walker Organic Farms, outside Savannah, Georgia,  represents a cadre of “boomerang” farmers; women that return to the land to continue a family farm with a commitment to organics. Like many farm kids, after college, Walker left to pursue a corporate career in the city. Then the 9/11 terror attack shifted her priorities. “All roads led me to coming back home and growing food,” she says. Launched in 2005, Walker’s farm was one of southern Georgia’s first organic operations, yielding specialty varieties like rainbow carrots in vivid shades of purple, orange and red.

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Young women in their 20s and 30s are adding energy, diversity, vibrancy and fresh outlooks to the female farming movement. Lindsey Morris Carpenter runs Grassroots Farm, in Monroe, Wisconsin, a diversified operation of certified organic vegetables and pastured livestock, in partnership with her mother, Gail Carpenter.    “A crucial key to farming happiness is being a good neighbor,” she shares. “I call around when I see livestock and pets outside of fences; maintain my fences; share my garlic and potato seed; and always invite neighbors to parties and events, even though they may not attend. Even if others’ personal lifestyle and farming philosophies are radical opposites, we still have our physical location and appreciation of nature in common, and that’s big.” “The women farmer movement is just a toddler,” sums up O’Brien. “We’ve come a long way, but we’re not there yet, especially with representation on the national leadership platform.” It’s easy to support female growers at local farmers’ markets. Cultivating change can be rewarding— and tasty. Lisa Kivirist is the author of the new book Soil Sisters: A Toolkit for Women Farmers and a senior fellow at the University of Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture. Her family runs the energy-independent Inn Serendipity Farm and B&B, in southwestern Wisconsin.


Signs That You’ve Found Your Calling by Lissa Rankin


ou may think you’ve identified your calling, questioned it, become disillusioned, left it and then come back to it in a different form. The following clues let you know you’re on the right track. You realize you’ve been training for this since birth. Even the gritty things, the disappointments, regrets and screwups have all been preparation. Major life disruptions and failures were all just teaching essential lessons so that you can become who you’re called to be. You sense ease. In the face of obstacles—such as doors of suspected opportunity that are shut tight or relentless struggles impeding a course you thought was right—it can be hard to tell if your commitment is just being tested or you’ve veered off course. Such hurdles can be part of the growth process cultivating your “inner hero” necessary for the journey. Trust the sense of movement towards ease, which likely will include supportive synchronicities. Your health may improve. Cravings for unhealthy foods will lessen and you’ll feel more energetic. Old aches and pains might disappear; even chronic illness can fade when you’re focused on your life purpose. You feel strangely peaceful, despite reasons to be anxious. Your soul longs to express what you’re on Earth to express, and when you finally rise into alignment with your calling, your soul does a happy dance. Even if everything else seems to be falling apart and others consider you crazy, you’ll be centered in peace, relieved that you finally know what you’re called to do.

The universe rolls out the red carpet. When called to do what is needed for the highest good of all beings, the universe bends over backwards to hand you whatever you need. No request is too small. Unexpected money flows in and other resources appear just as you’re ready to give up. You’ll know you’re on track, even if it is not quite clear what you’re on track to do. People find you. Few can fulfill a calling alone. Most of us need a tribe to lift us up as we do brave, scary, world-changing things. When you’re aligned with your life purpose, the right people, including magicwielding mentors, will find you at the right time, if only you’re courageous enough to be vulnerable about what you’re being called to do. Dr. Lissa Rankin, founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute, is the author of Mind Over Medicine, The Fear Cure and The Anatomy of a Calling (

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Animal Welfare Lexicon by Tracey Narayani Glover


eciphering the significance of food labels can be daunting, particularly when seeking to understand what they mean for animal welfare. U.S. food labeling laws are notoriously weak, resulting in vague and sometimes misleading marketing claims. Legally, there is no definition of humane, which means that industry organizations are left to define this and other terms themselves. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) simply verifies that these companies comply with their own self-defined standards. Certified organic animals and free-range birds must be allowed outdoor access, yet these standards do not define the amount, duration or quality of access required. For example, the Certified Organic label doesn’t set any space requirements for animals housed indoors, nor prohibit the use of farrowing crates or gestation stalls which can be so small that the confined animals can’t turn around or roll over. The Cage-Free label indicates that eggs came from hens that were never confined to a cage and have had unlimited access to food, water and the freedom to roam. The reality is that most cage-free hens spend their entire lives in a shed where, due to overcrowding, they have barely more space than caged birds. Also, under all labels, it’s standard industry practice to kill the male chicks born to the egg industry. The Cage-Free label is particularly misleading when placed on anything other than egg cartons, because chickens raised for meat are never caged. 34

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Under most of the common labels, including Certified Organic, Cage-Free and Free-Range, physical mutilations such as horn removal, tail docking, debeaking and castration are permitted, and in most cases, providing pain relief is not required during these procedures. Animals form strong bonds with their young. In sanctuaries, pigs spend their lives with their piglets, mother cows form immediate and lifelong bonds with their calves, and chickens protect and communicate with their chicks. The routine practice of separating mothers from their young is standard under all labels. Whether an animal is raised for meat or for other products such as dairy or eggs, most agricultural animals will eventually be slaughtered at a fraction of their natural lifespan. Animals such as dairy cows and egg-laying hens are killed when their production declines. Veal (the meat of a baby cow) is considered to be a byproduct of the dairy industry, and the USDA estimates that 2,000 calves are slaughtered each day in the U.S. Be wary of the unregulated Humanely Raised label and the American Humane Certified label, which offer little improvement over the standard factory farming practices that many consumers abhor. The Certified Humane label, a program of Humane Farm Animal Care, is more stringent about living conditions, requiring that all animals have space that allows for exercise and freedom of movement, prohibiting crates, cages and tethers. It also has some limitations on physical mutilations, prohibiting debeaking and requiring pain relief for some other procedures at older ages. Under the Global Animal Partnership (GAP) label, products are ranked by a five-tiered rating system, with 1 being the least rigorous and 5 the most. GAP prohibits intensive confinement at all levels and only allows debeaking and tail docking up to its level 3 standard. Both the Certified Humane and the GAP labels go beyond the protections of the Humane Slaughter Act, requiring the butchery of cattle, pigs and sheep to comply with certain standards developed in partnership with Temple Grandin and the North American Meat Institute. The Animal Welfare Approved label likely offers the greatest independent protection of any label. It’s the only label to require pasture access for all animals, prohibit beak trimming of birds and tail docking of pigs, and mandate audited slaughter practices of most farmed animals. Concerned consumers might ask if there is any humane way to kill a sentient being that doesn’t want to die. Despite the perplexing state of food labeling, it’s still possible to eat compassionately. Visit local farms and ask questions or do what many conscientious consumers around the world are doing to ensure that their food choices reflect their values— stick to a plant-based diet, thus leaving animals and their byproducts off our plates entirely. Tracey Narayani Glover, J.D., is an animal advocate, writer, owner and chef of The Pure Vegan, and yoga and meditation teacher in Mobile, AL. Connect at and

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2101 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque Cranio Sacral Basics – Jul 9-12. 9am-6pm. Learn to feel and connect to the basic cranial rhythms and see how they impact the body. Learn how to give button is the center point of the major organs in a full basic session. $575. 140A Seton Village Rd, your abdomen. Body & Brain, Albuquerque. DeSanta Fe. 505-428-9203. tails, call: NE 505-797-2211, NW 505-792-5111, Santa Fe 505-820-2211. Yoga and Tai Chi Open Classes – Jul 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug 6, 20. 10-11am. Yoga, Tai Chi and medita- SATURDAY, JULY 16 tion. Free/first visit. Body & Brain, Albuquerque. Details, call: NE 505-797-2211, NW 505-792- Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Exploring 5111, Santa Fe 505-820-2211. Limits, Finding Choice – 9am-5pm. Explore how habits of thinking and response limit your Introductory Creativity Workshop – 10am-4pm. vitality, and remember the wonder of learning Longing for the return of your creative self? Reen- through body as well as mind. Part of the Foundagage your creative passion and connect with your tional Studies series. $50. Academy for the Love of intuition. Skill and talent not required. Facilitated by Learning, 133 Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe. RSVP: Debbie Purdy. $45. Creative Wings Studio, Albu- 505-995-1860. querque. 630-530-5697. Holistic Self-care Tools for Caregivers – 10amHealing Through Cancer – 11am-2pm. An inte- 5 pm. Stress management, self re-energization, grative nutritionist and health educator presenta- mind-body communication, self muscle-testing. tion on thriving through a cancer diagnosis. Bring a All quick and easy. $100. 8 Via de Estrellas, Santa yoga mat, comfortable clothing, note pad and pen, Fe. Register: 571-422-6734. and an open mind and heart. If you are currently holistic-self-care-tools-for-caregivers.html. going through treatment, consult with your physician before registering. $75. Michelle: 505-925- Past-Life Regression – 1-3pm. Regress to a past 4551. life where you will discover, access and activate a positive inner resource to benefit you and othMONDAY, JULY 11 er people in your life today. Group session. $40. Crystal Dove Metaphysical Book Store, 525 CenAbundance Group – 6-7:30pm. Deepen into the tral Ave NE, Albuquerque. 505-918-6555. bounty of life. Bethany Moore-Garrison, LMHC. $10-15. Mother Root, 926 Baca St, #5, Santa Fe. Life Transitions Clinic – 1-3pm. Transitions can 505-252-2215. be exciting and stressful both. They can shake our sense of identity and, at the same time, offer an TUESDAY, JULY 12 opportunity for growth. Receive a powerful healAwareness through Movement – Jul 12, 19, 26, ing from a line of healers to release the blockages Aug 2, 9, 16. 6-7pm. Arrive at a greater aware- around changes in your life and bring in more ease. ness of yourself by exploring movement. Benefits $20/15minutes. Center For Inner Truth, 1807 2nd include more options in movement and self-use; Street, #84, Santa Fe, 505-920-4418. centerforinincrease in balance, range of motion, and flexibil- ity; and decrease in tension and pain. $15/per class, SUNDAY, JULY 17 $75/six week series. RSVP Michelle Hale: 505925-4551. Every Day is Earth Day: Reading Animal Signs – 10am-2 pm. A solid introduction into the conTHURSDAY, JULY 14 firmations the universe sends to you, plus a little Cranio Sacral Unwinding Meridians Rhythms track and sign identification. Engage in a nature – Jul 14-17. 9am-6pm. Explore deeper cranial meditation, practice ya’odishiyo (telepathy calling) rhythms and the neutral touch. Learn the unwind- and interpreting messages. Potluck. Sliding Scale ing process of the head, neck and the extremities. $10-20, free/kids under 13. For directions please $575. 140A Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe. 505-428- RSVP: 505-414-1583. Taa-naash-kaa-da, Las Vegas. 9203.



Gut Health & Belly Button Healing – 1011:30am and 5:30-7pm. Special open class. A new way to heal and detoxify your organs from the inside out, centers around the idea that your belly

Ceremony: Celebrating Vision – 6-9pm. On occasion, we celebrate visions at Taa-naash-kaa-da. Fire ceremony, drumming & dancing. Everyone is welcome to attend. Free, donations welcome.

Why Slowing Down Matters – 6:30-9pm. So much competes for our attention we miss out on the richness in everyday life. It’s easy to go from one thing to another. Explore how you benefit from slowing down. Free. Academy for the Love of Learning, 133 Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe. 505995-1860. RSVP:

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20 Well Woman Drinks Albuquerque and Santa Fe – 5:30-7:30pm. Join us for a supportive, social gathering to share our challenges and successes as women leaders, entrepreneurs and executives. This month our theme is “peace”. Spend an evening together reflecting and connecting and leave feeling empowered and rejuvenated! Hosted by Well Woman Life and Giovanna Rossi of the Well Woman Show on KUNM 89.9fm. Members at-

savethedate FRIDAY JULY 22 The Ancient, Scientific Teachings of Kriya Yoga – 7-8:30pm. Kriya Yoga is an ancient method of meditation that cultivates body, mind, intellect and awareness of the soul using powerful meditative and yogic disciplines, as written about in Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahamsa Yogananda. Information on initiation into Kriya Yoga available at the lecture. First Congregational Church of Christ, 2801 Lomas Blvd NE (Girard and Lomas), Albuquerque. Information call 505-286-2572 or visit

tend for free More info and registration at drinks.

SATURDAY, JUNE 23 Essential Oils 101 – 2:30-4:00pm. Learn how therapeutic grade essential oils can naturally support your physical and emotional well-being. Free. Empowering Energy Medicine, 1420 Carlisle Blvd NE, #105, Albuquerque. RSVP Angela: 505-3101790. Community Art Project: Sacred Geometry Art – 5-9pm. Mother Root & New Mexico Art Therapy Association (NMATA) host a sacred, inspiring and hands-on community art event. Part of Baca Street Bash, 926 Baca St. BMooreGarrison@

SUNDAY, JULY 24 Every Day is Earth Day: Horse Play – 10am2pm. Learn about life with our Helping Hooves team through hands-on interactive experience with horses; activities such as grooming and animal communication with these empathetic and charismatic creatures. Potluck. Sliding Scale $10-20, free/kids under 13. For directions please RSVP: 505-414-1583. Taa-naash-kaa-da, Las Vegas.

MONDAY, JULY 25 Infertility Support Group – 6-7:30pm. Support, share wisdom and move into a deeper connection with your creativity. Bethany Moore-Garrison, LMHC. $10-15. Mother Root 926 Baca St, #5, Santa Fe. 505-252-2215.

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TUESDAY, JULY 26 Family Constellation Circle – 2-6pm. Heal ancestral/generational issues that surface in your life. Healing comes from acknowledging ancestral/ systemic trauma, gratitude, compassion and love. $40, free/first time. 8 Via de Estrellas, Santa Fe. Register: 571-422-6734.

THURSDAY, JULY 28 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – 5:45-8pm. Eight-week course in the practice of mindfulness meditation: how to reduce stress, manage pain, help with sleep issues, addictions, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, participating in health and healing. $290, includes a comprehensive course book, a CD set of guided meditations and free access to all future MBSR retreats. Center for Life, 4700 Jefferson St NE, Ste 100, Albuquerque, RSVP Michelle Hale: 505-925-4551. Star Art Basics Class – 6-8pm. Discover the beautiful symbolic language of Astrology. Contact Teresa at least 2 days in advance and receive your own personal birth chart to interpret during class. $5 energy exchange requested. Spirit Presents, 1704 Moon NE, Ste 9, Albuquerque. 505-3030976.

savethedate Your Sacred Ambition Live Event

Three days dedicated to YOU and your great work in the world. If you have a big dream in your heart and are looking for an authentic way to bring it forward, find support and embody that sacred calling, this event is for you.

August 4-6 - Cost: $397 Bring a Friend for $97 505-795-4751

Tamaya Hyatt, Albuquerque

SATURDAY, JULY 30 Healing Touch Level 1 Class – July 30-31. 8am-6pm both days. Learn about techniques and meditations to encourage the movement of energy, healing ourselves and others; works in conjunction with traditional medicine. Beginner to advance welcome. 16 CEs for nurses and massage therapists. Early Bird Special $325 through July 20 /$365 reg. price. $365. UNM Center for Life, 4700 Jefferson Ave NE, Albuquerque. RSVP, Barbara Welcer: 248-882-1706. Mindfulness and Movement to Experience the Infinite Joy of You – 11am-4pm. When we consciously reconnect the three facets of ourselves – body, mind and spirit – we achieve true and total relaxation. Join facilitators in gentle yoga, transformational breath work and intuitive exercises. $88. Temple of Entrada on the sacred land of Galisteo. 505-920-4418.


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plan ahead Holotropic Breathwork – Aug 4. 6:00pm-7:30pm. Information about the history of Holotropic Breathwork, how the methodology works, what one might discover through breath work and how it relates to the work of the Academy for the Love of Learning. Includes a Q&A session. Free with registration. Academy Campus in Seton Village, 133 Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe. 505-995-1860. Cranio Sacral Sphenoid Studies and Intelligence – Aug 13-16. 9am-6pm. Learn to increase the flexibility of the cranial base and allow the brain to function within the maximum space available. $575. 140A Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe. 505-428-9203.

savethedate Santa Fe Yoga Festival & Wellness Week

Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Bikram, and the popular Hot Yoga. 75 wellness booths set up each day featuring massage therapists, Qigong teachings, Dharma talks, acupuncture, chiropractors, meditation teach-ins, Navajo drum ceremonies, and yoga-related products. Music and dancing to free the spirit.

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Cranio Sacral Talking to the Heart/Birth of Love – Aug 18-21. 9am-6pm. Learn to engage the intelligence of cells and organs and speak directly to structures inside the body. Release blockages from around the heart and heart protector and those of your client. $595. 140A Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe. 505-428-9203. Creativity Workshop – Aug 26-28. 10am-6pm each day. Using paint brush and paper, explore the innermost ranges of creative expression. Engage the wisdom of the process. As creativity flows, transformation occurs. No skills or talent required. Debbie Purdy facilitates. $260, materials included. Creative Wings Studio, Albuquerque. 630-5305697. Intuitive Practitioner Certification — Sept 3. 12-3pm. 36-week course for those ready to answer the call to be a sacred space holder on behalf of their own and others’ empowerment. Chantal Fidanza, intuitive healer/certified light journey guide, for details: 505-438-1074. Santa Fe (San Marcos Area). Intuitive Healing Classes, Fall Session – Sept 17, Oct 8, Oct 29, Nov 19. 12-2pm. Access earth energy to embody your higher self for greater clarity, health, freedom, joy, empowerment, peace. $60, $180/four weeks. Chantal Fidanza, Intuitive Practitioner, Reiki Master to register or for info: 505438-1074. Santa Fe (San Marcos Area).  TurtleWomyn Annual Hat’ii Hoya Camp – Sept 21-25. Enjoy music, storytelling, dancing and rites of passage. The Hat’ii Hoya 5-day camp launches girls coming of age, features young women coming into their own as teachers and healers, and honors the elder Wisdom Keepers who inspire us. Preregistration required, $250 holds your space. Taanaash-kaa-da, Las Vegas. Info: hoya-camp.html.

savethedate Monday, September 12 Next 500-Hour Hypnotherapy Course Begins Accelerated certification course in hypnotherapy taught in two-week modules. After completing the first 300 hours (Modules 1-3), students are eligible for certification as hypnotherapists with the International Board of Hypnotherapy. To register visit or call 505-767-8030 or toll free at 877-9831515. Hypnotherapy Academy, 2132 Osuna Rd., NE, Ste. B, Albuquerque. Healing Touch Level 1 Class – Sept. 24-25. 8am-6pm both days. Learn about techniques and meditations to encourage the movement of energy, healing ourselves and others; works in conjunction with traditional medicine. Beginner to advance welcome. 16 CEs for nurses and massage therapists. Early Bird Special $325 through Sept. 13/$365 reg. price. UNM Center for Life, 4700 Jefferson Ave NE, Albuquerque. RSVP, Barbara Welcer: 248-882-1706.

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Santa Fe SEPTEMBER 22-25

A 4-day transformational music festival featuring 150+ music and artistic performances, classes, workshops, and ceremonies on 200 acre pristine living museum property of Las Golondrinas in Santa Fe. Includes camping and showers, healthy and organic food, over 100 vendors, children and family village and more. Website: Call 877-335-2683 or email Vendors/Sponsors contact Clementine Libre – Ticket Details and Questions: http://bit. ly/1UByDp3

savethedate Radiant Women Healing Conference

This unique conference features 108 exhibits, 24 lectures and 44 workshops that will help provide women with the tools they need to improve their health, relationships, career and finances, and deepen their spirituality.

October 27 to 30 505-433-5661

Visit or go to Facebook. com/ARadiantWomanConference. For details on booth space, visit and click on Exhibitors. For sponsorship and presenter opportunities, visit Packages. Embassy Suites Albuquerque, 1000 Woodward Pl NE, Albuquerque.

ongoingcalenders daily La Montañita Co-op Westside Celebrations – Through Aug. A grand celebration of their newest location on Albuquerque’s Westside (3601 Old Airport Ave NW). The Co-op is throwing a 12week celebration. See website for more info and a calendar of events. Marketing Department: 505217-2015/2024.

sunday Transitions Radio Magazine, FM 98.1 – 8-11am. With Alan Hutner, Elizabeth Rose and co-hosts, celebrating 30 years in broadcasting. Online, live streaming & archiving. 505-466-2616.


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classifieds Fee for classifieds is $1 per word per month. To place listing, email content to Deadline is the 10th of the month. RETREAT CENTER VISTA VERDE RETREAT CENTER – For teachers, workshop facilitators, groups, nature lovers and families starting at $50/person per night. This beautiful retreat is near Taos, designed for you to deepen your connection with nature! Contact: Elizabeth Brownrigg, 575-7582758, www.

Pranic Healing Clinic – 6:30-8pm. 1st & 3rd Tue. Experience no-touch clearing of congested energies and energizing and balancing of the energy body. Free. First Unitarian, Social Hall, 3701 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque. Rita: 505-298-4823. Qigong in the Park – 9-10am. Enjoy a vitalizing Qigong practice with certified Qigong instructor Clever Senoras Walking Group – 6:30pm. We Loretta Shiver. Qigong supports optimal health walk at a different location each week so we can and well-being, is easy and fun to do. Free. Altura see different and new areas in Albuquerque. Each Park, Morningside & Hannett NE, Albuquerque. walker is given a pedometer to help keep track of 505-681-1924. your steps on the walk and on other days when you may want to walk on your own. For more info Pat Zeta Global Radio – Now listened to in 50+ counBelletto: ​ tries, ZGR focuses on authors, filmmakers, musicians, artists and emerging leaders that consciously shape our world today and making a powerful impact. May 18, 2016 in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Spiritual Healings and Clairvoyant Readings – 5:30-7pm. Drop in for a short energetic tune up as you release unwanted energies and reset at your own vibration. Receive communication and support for your current growth. Free healings / 15-minute readings are $10. Center For Inner Truth, 1807 2nd Street, #84, Santa Fe, 505-920-4418. Radio Non-Profit – Hosted by Lainie Sevante’ Wulkan. Hear about NM non-profit organizations featured and paired up with national and global npos doing incredible work for their communities. Listen in.



Intuitive Readings, Coaching and Animal Communication – 9am-5pm. Galaya, intuitive and animal communicator, offers practical solutions for health, relationships, career, business and pets. Info: 505-466-3764. Qigong & Healing From Within - 10:30am-12pm. Taoist, Yogic & Shamanic practices cultivate vitality, inner strength & awareness with energy healing, movement, sound, breath-work & meditation. $15, free/first class. Allison Lasky.  Blue Moon Yoga, 826 Camino De Monte Rey, A5, Santa Fe. 505-9848733, Nia Class – 6-7pm. Nia is a barefoot technique and a blending of modern & jazz dance, aerobics, martial arts, yoga and body integration therapy. $9/ class; $30/4-class card. For more information, call Michelle Hale at 505-925-4551. UNM Center For Life, 4700 Jefferson Street NE, Albuquerque.


505-310-3764 What if you could change the thoughts, feelings and emotions that limit you with simple ease? What if a relaxing body process could change you...and the world? Access Bars are 32 points on the head, when lightly touched, erases your limiting points of view about everything. It’s nourishing for your body and being. Would you be willing to try it for yourself?


Debbie Purdy Parkland Hills/ Nob Hill area 630-530-5697 When we paint without concern for technique or content, the intuitive self is revealed, and creative blocks are released. Connect with your creative freedom.

ASTROLOGY CELESTIAL AWAKENINGS Astrological Consultations Teresa Betcher, M.S.W. 505-303-0976/847-452-3198

Rio Rancho astrologer providing in-depth astrology consultations for adults, couples and parents. Forecasts, personal insights, relationships, career, relocation, spirituality, and more. FREE initial 15-minute telephone consultation!


Board Certified Hypnologist 787-405-7745 NOW IN ALBUQUERQUE! Introductor y Offer - $ 75 – Discover Through Your Personal Feng Shui Reading: What 2016 holds for you. The colors, elements and symbols that specifically enhance your image. Make an appointment for your Reading. Email: Call 787- 4057745 (U.S. Area Code) or 505-900-1476. See ad on page 27.

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communityresourceguide CORRELATIONS BODYWORK EVA LIPTON, CHOM, CCSP, NTS, LMT#5866 505-266-6558

Inte g r at ive t he r ap e ut i c massage, Core Synchronism, and Classical Homeopathy. Personalized treatments for all ages. Injury, pain, stress and health management; tailored to fit your individual needs.



2132 Osuna Road NE, Suite B Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113 505-767-8030 Accelerated Hypnotherapy 500 hour complete Training for Certification in Hypnotherapy. Experiential Education Format. Scope of Practice Protocols. Free Introductory Classes. Support after Graduation. Medical Hypnosis Training. See ad on page 9.


BETHANY MOORE-GARRISON, MA, LMHC 133 Seton Village Road, Santa Fe, NM 926 Baca St. #5, Santa Fe, NM 87501 505-252-2215


The Academy for the Love of Learning stimulates and supHeart-centered, mindfulness-based, ports the rebirth and reeclectic and integrative counseling newal of learning and educau t i l i z i n g Tr a n s p e r s o n a l tion in Santa Fe through Psychotherapy, Art Therapy, Sand ongoing programs and free Tray Therapy and EMDR. Come experience true peace & fulfillment. monthly Evenings of Exploration. See ad on page 7. Sliding Scale.

CRANIOSACRAL BLUE BUDDHA BODYWORK Sante Fe 505-252-1691 A unique blend of advanced C r an i o S a c r a l T h e r apy an d SomatoEmotional Release, find relief and balance in mind, body, and spirit. Specializing in Headache Treatment, Conception and Pregnancy, Trauma Work, and Chronic Depletion. See ad on page 25.


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ALBUQUERQUE HYPNOTHERAPY Jay Pullen CMS-CHt, FIBH cert.#11214-347 505-450-2571 Medical Support Hypnosis— Su r g e r y p re p a r at i o n , p a i n management, and more. Take a more active role in your physical well-being and get more satisfying results, even save money.


4700 Jefferson Street NE, Ste 100 Albuquerque NM 87109 505-925-7464 An Integrative and InterCultural Center for Prevention and Wellness, treating people with a wide range of health issues, using a vast array of ancient and modern techniques. A state of the art Integrative and Intercultural center, emphasizing prevention and wellness along with disease management. NOTFOR-PROFIT. See ad on page 15.


F i n d C l a r i t y, I n s i g ht a n d Inspiration! Intuitive Readings, Coaching and Animal Communication. Clarify life choices and decisions. Activate practical s o lut i on s for y ou r h e a lt h , relationships, career and business.

Enter a magical space where the flowers and oils await you! Hundreds of flower essences and a great supply of various essential oils, including oils directly from Egypt. You have the option to create your own flower essence blends & oils. I can assist you in different selection MYSTERY SCHOOL methods and I specialize in creating personalized flower essence and essential oil combinations to meet your individual needs. REVEREND ALICEANN


11930 Menaul Blvd NE, Ste 102, Albuquerque 505- 296.5737 The place to go for health centered dentistry! Safe silver mercury amalgam filling removal. Same day crowns. Laser periodontal t re at m e nt s , To ot h d e ns it y scanning. Detoxification protocols. Works with most insurance carriers. See ad on page 5.


Sonia Masocco Phytotherapy is a herbal practice & apothecary specializing in Ayurveda and Clinical Herbalism. We carry a wide variety of herbs, tinctures, distillates & preparations and we fill custom orders.


High Priestess to the Order of Melchidezek Santa Fe, NM 505-490-8855 weekdays 11 AM – 2 PM. The OakRose Academy of Light is a Mystery School founded by the Ascended Masters. The Academy holds to and teaches the Divine Law for the New Age. It is non-sectarian and non-denom-inational, open to all who seek the Higher Truth.





VISTA VERDE RETREAT CENTER Lee Marie or Judith Elizabeth Brownrigg 505-967-3851 575-758-2758 Targeted fat loss through natural, non-invasive body sculpting. This new technology uses LED lights at a wavelength that shrinks and ruptures fat cells.


Connect with your heart in the enchanted forest of Carson! This beautiful retreat is near Taos, designed for you to deepen your connection with nature! See ad on page 25.


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Linda Kallish, ND, LMT & Jeanette Hoffman, RN 9301 Indian School Rd, NE, Ste 101 Albuquerque, NM 87112 505-294-4805

Animal & Human Psychic/Medium Sessions available in person, phone or 213-999-9098 Skype •

Specializes in a combination psychic/mediumship reading for people and pets. Messages and information are pulled directly from your own soul (or pet’s soul) and also directly from Spirit, including loved ones that have crossed over, spirit guides and angels on the other side. All messages are guidance for your soul, so you can fulfill your Divine purpose! Additional sessions include: private guided chakra meditation and group readings.

Naturopathic lifestyle Counseling for compromised immune system conditions, massage techniques (therapeutic, lymphatic drainage, TMJ, craniosacral, reflexology - foot and hand, deep tissue), energy healing, techniques for accessing and changing the programs in the subconYOGA scious mind, classes on self-health/healing, essence oils, shiatsu. We combine our talents to bridge the gap between conventional and alternative medicines BODY & BRAIN YOGA with an emphasis on allowing the client/patient to AND TAICHI 505-797-2211 access their own healing power and knowledge.

PILATES PILATES SANTA FE 839 Paseo de Peralta Santa Fe, NM 87501 505-995-9700 Pilates Santa Fe is an award winning Pilates and Wellness studio offering private lessons, group class es and wellness treatments including massage, sauna and nutritional guidance.

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