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I can’t believe we are already heading into October! Soon the helicopters will be circling above our homes with the onset of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the largest ballooning event in the world. Our skies will be brightened up for one week with close to 600 balloons that take off every morning weather permitting. I love autumn and October when Mother Nature puts on the color display with the change of leaves and temperatures are getting cooler. As a publisher, it’s fun to seek out great local examples in each new edition of the magazine. This month I discovered a wonderful website called that shows where to find the over 106 labyrinths we have in New Mexico. The website is the perfect complement to our to Fit Body article (page 18). Labyrinths inspire walking meditations and are ideal for those who cannot sit still as in traditional meditation. The article covers the three stages of walking a labyrinth and the unexpected answers one may receive when taking a quiet reflective walk in a labyrinth. The local Santa Fe Labyrinth group states there are over 33 labyrinths in the area (page 19). I was excited to speak with James Jareb, artist and genius, who built Stardreaming outside of Santa Fe. This 22-acre sacred site features several labyrinths and temples (page 20). The chiropractor article (page 14) describes how many chronic complaints, aside from back pains and spinal injuries, that chiropractic doctors can treat. Chiropractors offer great alternatives to the treatment of chronic diseases such as arthritis, Attention Deficit Disorder, chronic sinus infections and high blood pressure. It is also helpful that health insurance covers chiropractic treatments. We are happy to be blessed with many talented chiropractors in our local community. A few of them stepped out to share their specialty. If you’ve been searching for a chiropractor, be sure to check out the ones participating in this monthly issue. Our feature article about “change makers” honors people or organizations that truly make a difference. We are happy to highlight several that we thought aligned with our holistic, independent and diversified audience. Christine Glidden’s organization Women2Be donates feminine napkins and underwear to women in impoverished countries, like Guatemala or Nepal. It’s shocking to realize that many women in other countries miss school or work and jeopardize their education because they are forced to stay home during the “time of the month.” Alan Hoffman from Santa Fe founded “A Parallel World,” a website and online market place that supports the use of green energy, building materials and educates consumers. The website makes it easy to find and shop green businesses and is slated to roll out nationwide. Maxandjane, an organic skincare company in the Jemez mountains, grows all the ingredients on their land and through local farms. The skin care line is organic and has the perfect ingredients for skin exposed to a desert lifestyle. In addition, the company supports and engages the local community. Let’s enjoy the remaining days of summer. Wishing you a happy Balloon Fiesta and Halloween.

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ntegrate your interest in healing, the mind sciences and practical spirituality into a career helping people as a hypnotherapist. Find out why people have traveled from 26 countries worldwide and all 50 states in the USA for hypnotherapy training with Tim Simmerman Sierra, lead instructor at the Hypnotherapy Academy of America. This is a great opportunity for you to attend a special free two-hour class with Tim Simmerman Sierra who will be sharing three secrets to create positive change in your life by showing you how your subconscious mind works. Feeling stuck, blocked or stagnant originates with limiting thoughts held at the subconscious level. Learn how the techniques taught at the Academy are specially designed to liberate you from those thoughts and help you lead a more fulfilling life – enjoy more peace of mind and a joy-filled heart! Tim will also present recent scientific research on Hypnotherapy Academy methods being used by the National Institutes of Health and will also discuss hypnotherapy as a career. Tim has been director and award-winning lead instructor at the Academy for 20 years.  He is a former two-term president of the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners.  Tim is on the board of Directors for the International Board of Hypnotherapy, and is author of the definitive textbook, Medical Hypnotherapy, Principles and Methods of Practice. Class will be held at the Hypnotherapy Academy in Albuquerque on Tuesday, October 25 at 7 P.M. Call 505-767-8030 to register and reserve your seat for this special free class!  See ad, page 3.

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n Pranic Healing, a system of energy work developed by Master Choa Kok Sui, your hands are the tools to guide energy, using specific techniques. The energy, known as prana or qi, is highly effective in removing blockages and replenishing depleted prana. On October 22 and 23, one of Master Choa’s students, Kei Okubo, will visit the Thubten Norbu Ling Tibetan Buddhist Center in Santa Fe to teach a Level 1 Class where students can learn the basics, such as “scanning,” or feeling the energy; “sweeping,” or cleaning away congested energy; and “energizing,” or supplementing areas that have a pranic deficiency. Ms. Okubo is a Certified Pranic Healer and Instructor with many years of experience, who teaches in the U.S., Taiwan and Japan. This is a rare opportunity to study with her. The Thubten Norbu Ling Tibetan Buddhist Center also holds Pranic Healing clinics on the second Tuesday and the third Saturday of each month. The community is invited to come for short healing sessions on a first-come-firstserved basis, by donation. Cost: $325 until October 11, $350 after. Location: 1807 Second St., Ste. 35 in Santa Fe. To register, call 505-204-6182 or visit CEUs are available. See ad, page 11.

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anta Fe Reiki and Energy Healing has expanded and is looking for new practitioners to join its new ew Mexican media executive and healing space. Now located in the author Lainie Sevante’ Wulkan just beautiful, bright Casita at Dragonstone released her children’s book, Finn’s Giant Studios, small steps are indeed Leap, available now for purchase. “Get opening the way to big changes. ready to share with those little ones in “We will be offering more services and classes, and in your life a conscious story about the December, we’re excited to begin hosting a new quarterly power of believing, dreaming big and the Healing Fair to connect the community with healers truth that all we ever truly need is already inside—faith, trust, and their services,” shares co-founder Priscilla Schmidt. believing and dreaming big,” she says. Practitioners of all healing modalities are welcome to Readers will get to hop on a magical adventure with inquire about the space and to interview to participate in Finn as he explores the waters of Tintuck Mountain on a the Healing Fair. “You will be joining body workers, Reiki journey of discovery to find an awakening he never believed and sound healers, Holy Fire practitioners, craniosacral possible. Finn’s Giant Leap is ideal for children, ages 3 to therapists, and more. It is the perfect space to host classes, 12, and the young at heart. Wulkan shares that her book offer private sessions and form community.” is the perfect gift for the upcoming holiday season “or for anytime to share with the children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews in your life. Let’s give kids the hope that magic can Contact Priscilla Schmidt at 949-648- 3468 or Carly Bevans at 505-692-5359 to make an appointment to view the space really happen if we just believe.” and for more information on the Healing Fairs. See ad, page “Also, be sure to be on the lookout for the November 7. release of the music inspired CD featuring several of New Mexico’s top musicians singing songs from the heart of Finn’s story,” adds Wulkan.


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his holiday season offer guests at your party a different kind of experience. Lugh Giacomozzi with WithIn Light Energy Therapies and Insight is offering Psychometry readings for home gatherings of ocal life coach and Coach U anywhere from 8 to 16 people. graduate Janice Biondo offers “These readings are informative, fun and entertaining,” support on a wide variety of life issues assures Giacomozzi, who shares that each guest in including enhancing relationships, attendance receives a 15-minute reading. improving self-esteem, creating According to Giacomozzi, Psychometry readings use major life changes with ease, and objects to help “tune-in” to the energy of an individual. working through limiting points “Psychometry is my primary skill. The readings will be mesof view. “Basically we work on sages, general information for the individual, or messages releasing anything that is keeping you from the deceased, depending on what and who comes stuck, thereby enhancing everything through. During the readings the sitter and the other particifrom career satisfaction to increasing self-awareness,” she pants will be bathed in a stream of Light energy for healing says. and wellness.” Rather than tell you what to do, Janice facilitates All participants are asked to bring an object for you to discover what’s true and light for you. She’ll teach Giacomozzi to hold. “Keys are the best because everyone you Access* tools to assist you in creating change.*Access has them, jewelry or photos sealed in an envelope. I Consciousness® is composed of self-empowerment tools to only read for the person in front of me and I don’t relay transform any area of your life. information regarding another living person,” she adds. Sessions and payment are done through the phone, from the comfort of your own home. For more information and to schedule your event, call To learn more, call 505-633-6895, email janbiondo@yahoo. 857-225-1318, email or visit See ad, page 19. com or visit See ad, page 29.

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or over 20 years, artist, designer and clairvoyant, Elizabeth Brownrigg, founder of Vista Verde Retreat Center, wanted to create a beautiful place for people to replenish their serenity and tap into their creativity. “I realized my vision in 2012 when I opened Vista Verde Retreat Center,” she shares. Tucked away in an oldgrowth juniper and piñon pine forest between Taos and Ojo Caliente, Vista Verde Retreat Center is located on 37 acres with several miles of walking trails. “I designed this rural retreat for harried folks to deepen their connection with the land. Although we are only 40 minutes from Taos, the feeling is one of being ‘out there.” It’s so peaceful here among these trees.” The retreat center is also just a 20 minute drive to the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. “Now is the perfect time to consider hosting your next retreat in this magical land. Escape to the extraordinary,” adds Brownrigg. For more information, call 575-758-2758, email elizabeth@ or visit See ad, page 5.

Healing the Heart with Mandala Art


r. Suchinta Abhayaratna, Th.D., will facilitate a three-day experiential workshop on creating heart centered mandalas. During this workshop, being held October 8-10, participants will learn basic techniques for creating luminous mandalas using white and colored pencils on black paper. On day two and three, they will create mandalas with the intention of opening the heart chakra, forgiveness, letting go, gratitude, gifting/healing and nature mandalas. No previous art experience or talent required. The focus is on process not product. According to Abhayaratna, “Mandala art is a form of Energy Medicine in which the vibrations of Intention, circular symbols, light, color and sound are used as a healing and transformational process. The interactions between consciousness and energy vibrations bring about physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing and transformation.” Past participants have reported feeling happier, more at peace, and less negative after creating mandalas.

Annual Owner Gathering Celebrating 40 Years in the Community


a Montañita Co-op is celebrating 40 Years of Fresh as New Mexico’s largest communityowned natural and organic food market, offering a wide selection of products, allowing their customers the opportunity to make purchasing decisions that meet their needs and budgets. During a series of cooperative café meetings, coop member-owners shared that pricing in the retail locations was too high. The member-owner elected Board of Directors hired a new general manager in December 2015 and tasked him, along with La Montañita team members, with developing initiatives in direct response to memberowners’ feedback. Expanding quality, assortment and value in the Produce Departments is one such initiative. La Montanita Coop reduced prices in organic produce by 45%, and increased choices in organic produce selection by 200 percent. Their goal is to lead the market in organic produce in New Mexico. The La Montañita Co-op Team ensures the community-at-large that it has not forgotten its mission: La Montañita believes in the shared benefits of healthy food, sound environmental practices and a strong local economy. And in the markets they serve, La Montañita provides increased access to, and purchase of, healthy food options for their diverse customer base. The Annual Owner Gathering is being held October 22 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Owners will get a chance to engage in meaningful community dialogue with staff and board members and enjoy a delicious organic dinner. For more information, visit ownergathering. See ad, page 22.

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he last Level 1 Healing Touch Certificate Program for 2016 is being held November 5-6 at UNM Center for Life in Albuquerque. The program, facilitated by Barbara Welcer, RN, incorporates fundamentals of energy anatomy, theory and oming Full Circle, a four-day practice using lecture and experiential work. “The Healing training in the art of death and Touch Program is a standardized, international, multi-level, dying, will be offered by the Academy continuing education program in energy- based therapy—the for the Love of Learning this fall. first to incorporate a certification in energy medicine. The classes are open to all Coming Full Circle is led by Roshi who have an interest in energy therapy and a desire to engage in their own selfSanchi Reta care,” she says. Lawler, a Barbara Welcer has over 20 years’ experience in energy medicine working facilitator in hospital settings, out-patient clinics, community centers, and private practice. and teacher Energy healing, the basis for healing in indigenous cultures for centuries, can be with over life changing.” 35 years of “Barb and this course have opened my mind and heart to the possibilities of experience energy healing in my life. This is an amazing and powerful practice!” - Level 1 leading transformational workshops. In student. Nurses and massage therapists receive 16 continuing education credits. addition to her role as Core Faculty of In addition, Healing Touch Program Level 2 and 3 will offered in Albuquerque in the Santa Fe-based Academy, Lawler 2017. is Founder and Director of the Boulder Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. Register early to reserve your Morningstar Zen Center. space. Contact Barbara Welcer at 248-882-1706 or visit Alysha Shaw, a past participant See ad, page 11. says, “Coming Full Circle is truly one of the most profound gifts I’ve ever had the joy and honor of experiencing in my life. I feel like I have more tools, a greater understanding and a different orientation towards approaching death and dying and the end of life. ” Some of the impulses explored esearch published in the American Journal in this training are personal beliefs of Medicine found that treating people regarding death and dying in the with a blend of cold-pressed sesame oil and context of our own cultural and rice bran oil significantly normalizes blood spiritual heritage and the process of glucose levels. Testing involved 400 men and grief as a primary means of in-depth transformation, both personally and for women for eight weeks, including 300 that our world. All this while exploring the had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, by replacing cooking oils in their diet with a use of music, art, film and poetry, as creative invitations to enter the mystery blend of sesame and rice bran oil. The researchers, from Japan’s Fukuoka of death. Shaw says, “It will change the way University and India’s Council of Medical Research, divided the patients into four groups. For two months, 100 healthy people and 100 Type 2 diabetes patients that you look at the end of your life replaced their cooking oils with the sesame/rice bran blend, another 100 Type 2 and it will probably change the way you relate to other people and support diabetes patients were treated with five milligrams per day of the diabetes drug other people through these processes.” glibenclamide (glynase in the U.S.) and the remaining 100 Type 2 diabetes patients were treated with a combination of the same dosage of glibenclamide, along with Cost: $875. Limited partial consuming the sesame/rice bran oil blend over the two-month period. scholarships available. Module II is After four weeks and eight weeks, the researchers found the diabetes being held December 1 to 4. Location: patients that consumed the oil blend had significant reductions in fasting and 133 Seton Village Rd., Santa Fe. post-meal blood glucose levels. They also had lower levels of glycated hemoglobin, triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (“bad” cholesterol) For more information, call 505and improved high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (“good” cholesterol). Those 995-1860 or visit http://www. See treated with the diabetes drug without consuming the oil blend showed none of the same improvements. ad, page 3.



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atricia Dear, BS, MA, CHTP, Ari Jónsson, a 32-year-old student at the Iceland Academy of the Arts, owner of La Jolla has invented an all-natural water bottle that holds its shape when full Healing Touch in and decomposes when empty. He debuted his creation at the DesignSanta Fe, invites March 2016 festival in Reykjavík, Iceland. The only two materials you to see how needed to create the bottle are agar, a gelatinous substance that comes Healing Touch from red algae, and water. can benefit you, “I just followed the path in what I was researching, trying to find your friends, and your family. “We new ways to use materials,” says Jónsson, who combined the two ingredients, heated are offering free 20-minute private the mixture, poured it into a mold, and then quickly cooled it. The H2O binds and sessions at our Saturday Healing thickens the agar when cooled, retaining the shape of the water bottle mold, explains Touch clinics,” she says. Jónsson. When the finished bottle is empty, “It will rot like other foods.” According to Dear, Healing The bottles can sustainably decompose in soil, although Touch is a nurturing energy therapy Jónsson has yet to determine exactly how long that process will take. A plastic that helps the body relax and water bottle takes more than 1,000 years to biodegrade, and in the U.S., more rejuvenate. “It is an integrative than 2 million tons of the containers are languishing in landfills. therapy that works in harmony with standard medical care helping Source: to enhance the effectiveness of treatment or medicine. It is safe for all ages and conditions,” she EPA Helps Schools Cut Bus Emissions explains. Healing Touch uses a heartThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is centered approach. “A Healing Touch helping finance the replacement or retrofitting of practitioner is trained to use their older school buses in public and private school fleets to reduce diesel emissions and improve air quali- hands together with their capacity for caring, compassion and love to affect ty. Owners can install catalysts and ventilation systems to reduce emissions by up the energy body—the energy that to 25 percent or replace older buses with newer ones that meet the latest highway exists within and surrounding the emission standards. The EPA will pay up to $25,000 each, depending on the size. “Our kids spend a lot of time on the school bus, and buses spend a lot of time physical body,” says Dear. “Certified practitioners are skilled in working in our neighborhoods and schoolyards. They are a national symbol of safety,” says with this energy. The goal being to Janet McCabe, acting assistant administrator for the EPA Office of Air and Radiabalance the energy body, which will tion. “Significantly improving school bus fleets across the country with retrofits, in effect, promote self-healing. It is replacements and idle reduction practices is imperative in meeting the agency’s as simple as that, and as complex as goal of reducing children’s exposure to air toxins.” that.” Dear has had a private practice in La Jolla, California since 2010. October is Non-GMO Month She has practiced Healing Touch The Non GMO Project is sponsoring National Non- on patients, patient families, and GMO Month in October. Observed since 2010, the medical staff at Rady Children’s program seeks to increase education and awareness Hospital in San Diego and has about the growing presence of unlabeled genetically also practiced at Scripps Hospital modified (GM/GMO) food products and ingredients. in Encinitas. Now living in Santa People and organizations across North America are discovering the risks Fe, she is pleased to announce the GMOs pose to our health, families and environment. Non-GMO Month provides opening of her Santa Fe practice, a powerful opportunity to coordinate voices and actions around the country as and welcomes all to join her in her brands, retailers and individuals stand up for the right to know what’s in our food campaign to “Feel Better Now.” and to choose to avoid GMOs. Protecting consumer choice and a non-GMO food La Jolla Healing Touch supply requires a multifaceted approach with online and boots-on-the-ground 2074 Galisteo St., Santa Fe teamwork. 505-570-4514 The Non GMO Project invites everyone to help create local events and spread the See ad, page 15. word in communities. Begin at Sergey Ash/

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lissa Albers, DC, is the chiropractor at Well Balanced Chiropractic in Albuquerque. She is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic who specializes in Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Care. “Atlas Orthogonal is a gentle, low force, and effective chiropractic adjustment of the atlas, the first bone of the spine. It helps restore body balance and reactivates the body’s natural healing ability,” shares this practitioner whose passion for health developed after chiropractic care saved her from a lifetime of pain, medication and migraines. Dr. Albers has designed her clinic to change your life as well. She provides her patients with personal attention while empowering and educating them to take an active role in managing their own personal health. She ensures that all of her patients are creating a well-balanced path to a better life.

r. Michael Pridham, chiropractic physician and owner of Equilibrium Chiropractic, shares that his aim is to promote health and wellness in the community. “I have been practicing chiropractic medicine in Albuquerque since 2010. I knew I wanted to be a chiropractor after I saw my mother recover from a herniated disc because of her local chiropractor. At the age of 12, I knew this is how I wanted to serve my community.” Spinal manipulation, myofascial therapy, and active rehabilitation are his primary tools, and as an Advance Practice Certified (APC) chiropractic physician, he also performs trigger point injections and dry needling. He is also a Certified Kinesio Taping Instructor. Pridham feels it is important serve his community and has become involved with his neighborhood association, Sandia Ski Patrol, and Adaptive Ski program. His goal is to get the Human Services Department to provide funding for chiropractic medicine for those with Medicaid to help prevent overdose of prescription pain medications. “My best professional days are when my patients tell me that they finally feel relief after years of being in pain. If you have been in pain for longer than you can remember, please call today to schedule an appointment,” invites Pridham.

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n the midst of a successful marketing career at a young age, Dr. Amy “Amata” Jackson, DC, founder of Amata Chiropractic in Santa Fe, realized she needed to heal herself and those around her. “I began having a dream where I was going in and out two doors, each time I came out I knew I had helped someone,” she recalls. “It took me two years of having this dream to leave the corporate world and find chiropractic as a vehicle for healing. It was the best decision I could have made, every day I am awed by the miracles that occur in people’s health and well-being and how happy I’ve become.” Jackson has been in active practice as a chiropractor and medical intuitive for 15 years. “The combination of medical intuitive abilities combined with my education as a chiropractor allows me to have a unique understanding of what each person is working with physically, emotionally and mentally,” shares this practitioner who works with many modalities including gentle chiropractic, activator, Network Spinal Analysis (NSA), Acutonics, NeuroEmotional Technique (NET), functional medicine, applied kinesiology, nutrition and more. Jackson believes we can only help people heal as far as we have come ourselves. With that in mind, it she continually educates herself and does her own inner work so she can go deeper with her patients. “Each time a new person with a new problem would come in, I would learn everything I could to help them. After 15 years, this has given me a wide variety of tools to help people from many walks in life,” shares this practitioner who also believes we are dynamic self-healing beings. “There are times in our lives when we need assistance from someone to find those unconscious parts of ourselves that are waiting to be awakened. This can often come in the form of a physical or emotional symptom that triggered our awareness to needing additional help. I am that person who can help you move through your symptoms to heal yourself.” Amata Chiropractic: Dr. Amy “Amata” Jackson, DC, 826 Camino De Monte Rey, Ste. A-3, Santa Fe 505-988-9630 • natural awakenings

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fter receiving a Bachelor degree from Grand Valley State College in Michigan, George Simmons, DC, AP-C, attended Life Chiropractic University in Marietta, Georgia. He graduated in 1982, and shortly thereafter moved to Albuquerque to begin a chiropractic and natural medicine practice. Dr. Simmons has received post graduate training and certifications in Chiropractic Orthopedics and Primary Care Integrated Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Pain Management. He is also a member of the American Chiropractic Association and New Mexico Chiropractic Association. In addition, Dr. Simmons is Advanced Practice-Certified by the New Mexico Board of Chiropractic Examiners and may perform trigger point injections for treating myofascial pain. He is a certified practitioner of Graston Technique, a method instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, and a certified practitioner of Frequency Specific Microcurrent Therapy, which is useful in treating soft tissue pain and injury. He also teaches yoga techniques and utilizes yoga postures when treating musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Simmons continues to actively pursue studies in orthopedics, structural integration, functional medicine, sports medicine, nutrition, herbology, yoga and exercise therapies. George Simmons, DC, AP-C UNM Center For Life 4700 Jefferson St NE Ste. 100, Albuquerque 505- 925-7464


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hiropractic care corrects spinal alignment abnormalities as a means of treating a wide range of health problems. Addressing skeletal and muscular disorders and relieving pain are just the beginning. Research studies reported in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics and the journal of healing science Explore have found chiropractic beneficial in treating connective tissue abnormalities, infant lactose intolerance and even autism. More than $13 billion is spent annually on chiropractic health services, making it the largest alternative health practice in the U.S. Science supports its usefulness in addressing a wide range of conditions. Bell’s Palsy. Recovery varies among patients as chiropractors create patientcentric treatment programs designed to improve facial motion and hearing, relieve pain and address other nerverelated issues (Archives of Internal Medicine; Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics). Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). A Canadian survey of

tors has reported success in using spinal manipulation to relieve IBD, colitis and other bowel disorders (Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology). Cancer. The Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine publishes numerous studies of therapies supporting cancer patients suffering the side effects of conventional treatment. The American Journal of Clinical Oncology reports that chiropractic care rates as one of the leading alternative medical treatments for pain management, among other related benefits. Chiropractic offers economical and effective strategies that may help quality of life, as discussed in Seminars in Oncology Nursing. High Blood Pressure. While many relevant studies can’t yet generalize results, the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics documents success by chiropractors treating hypertension without the downside of medical drugs that can include the risk of stroke (University of Alabama at Birmingham). Chronic Sinusitis. Patients with nasal and sinus passages that don’t drain

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properly due to physical or nerve-related causes may find relief through chiropractic care. A study cited in the same journal showed that patients experienced relief of all related symptoms after a single adjustment. Arthritis. A study published in a journal from the the University of Virginia School of Medicine Center for the Study of Complementary and Alternative Therapies notes that arthritis patients obtaining chiropractic care enjoyed better health and quality of life than those that did not. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). In clinical studies, combining manual spinal adjustment with soft tissue therapy has been found to relieve PMS discomfort. In one study, two groups of women were tested, switching off in receiving chiropractic adjustments or a placebo alternative. Each time, the group receiving chiropractic adjustments reported the greatest improvements (Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics). Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). A study published in Explore suggests that chiropractic care

combined with other holistic elements such as appropriate nutrition may provide a more gentle, yet effective approach than conventional psychotropic drugs. It employed chiropractic treatment for boys 9 to 13 years old diagnosed with ADHD. Spinal manipulation with nutritional supplementation was reported to improve hyperactivity, inattentiveness, impulsiveness and behavioral, social and emotional difficulties. Headaches. Based on recent studies, spinal manipulation has proven effective against migraines and headaches originating from the neck. Manual therapy of the spine, along with neck exercises, promotes improvement in patients with neck-related headaches. Side effects are rare and minor (Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics).

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adding one Golden Delicious apple to the daily diet of a small group of overweight men led to higher levels of undesirable low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and triglycerides due to its high-fructose content and low levels of antioxidants (International Journal of Preventive Medicine).

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Even organic farming methods, in which the soil is naturally enriched, can’t return all those lost nutrients to our food. Rather than advocate that we return to eating wild foods, Robinson suggests finding wild equivalents. Even those that follow a paleo diet—presumably eaten by early humans and consisting chiefly of meat, fish, vegetables and fruit, excluding dairy, grain products and commercially processed items—could use further refinements in the produce they choose. She recommends specific varieties of fruits and vegetables and explains the benefits of “wild” foods such as by Judith Fertig meat, eggs and dairy from livestock and poultry fed on grass n The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, on her website, We can make smarter choices, seeking wilder-type Michael Pollan surmised that we’d be healthier if we ate the varieties of foods at the grocery store, farmers’ market and way our great-grandparents did. It would mean sticking to regularly scheduled meals instead of impulsive snacking, having garden seed companies. In general, they are more vividly colored, especially from red to purple, and less sweet. a meat or protein item comprise only a quarter of our plate, Brightly colored fruits and vegetables indicate a botanical adding fresh vegetables and eliminating junk food. sunscreen the plant produces to protect itself from ultravio We must look further back than our immediate anceslet light and other external threats, notes Robinson; it’s an tors, counters Jo Robinson, a food journalist who surveyed indication of a higher antioxidant activity. more than 6,000 scientific research studies before writing “Find as many purple foods as possible because they her bestselling Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to have anthocyanins, known to fight cancer and inflammation,” Optimum Health. She has also co-authored several other suggests Robinson. “The original carrot from Afghanistan is books, including The Omega Diet: The Lifesaving Nutritional purple. It’s only been orange for the past 400 years when it Program Based on the Diet of the Island of Crete. was bred to salute the royal House of Orange, in the Netherlands.” Narrowed Field of Foods According to Robinson, we can also prepare our foods “Many believe we have dumbed down the nutrition in our in ways that maximize their phytonutrient content. Eat food over the past 100 years,” says Robinson, who lives and fresh-picked asparagus and broccoli immediately or their gardens on Vashon Island, Washington. “Research shows natural sugars and antioxidants disappear. Let chopped or we have been breeding out proteins and minerals and most pressed garlic sit for 10 minutes before using so its pungent importantly, antioxidants, for much longer.” allicin—the healthy compound that benefits our health— She points out that the hunter-gatherer diet encomwill increase. Tear fresh lettuce the day before eating and passed many wild foods that tasted more bitter, astringent, keep it fresh in a plastic bag with poked holes, to allow the sour and earthy than the sweet blandness in today’s fruits still-living lettuce to rally its healthy compounds as if its batand vegetables. Wild foods offered a wider variety of phytotered leaves were repelling an insect attack. nutrients, but came at a cost—the time required to hunt and This emerging science of polyphenols, the technigather enough food for a day, let alone a season. cal term for phytonutrients in our food, will be explosive, “Then, 12,000 years ago, we had a better idea—gardenpredicts this pioneering research-based author. “There’s a ing,” says Robinson. “We evolved to 20 varieties in a garden new study just about every month,” she finds. It can all lead versus 150 in wild plants.” First, farmers chose sweet, starchy, mild-tasting, oil-rich foods such as figs, dates and olives. “We’re toward breeding and growing more nutritious foods that are hard-wired to choose high-calorie foods because they’re directly more readily accessible to everyone. connected to the pleasure centers of the brain,” she adds. Judith Fertig writes cookbooks and foodie fiction from After that, the trend to grow sweeter-tasting, less nutriOverland Park, KS ( tious plants snowballed. Robinson cites research that found

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he old way of thinking about fruits and vegetables is ‘the more, the better,’ regardless of what you choose,” says wild food expert Jo Robinson. “Unfortunately, the most popular ones are the least nutritious, like Golden Delicious apples and supersweet corn.” In Eating on the Wild Side, Robinson cites considerable research that shows we can make better choices within each food category by simply selecting varieties closer to their wild ancestors. Generally, the most phytonutrient-rich options include kale, spinach, lettuces, asparagus and artichokes. Here are other top tips from the literature. n Tart apples such as Granny Smith, Braeburn, Honeycrisp and Liberty boost phytonutrients and fiber while reducing fructose content. n Haas avocados deliver more vitamin E and other antioxidants to support smooth skin and shiny hair than smaller Mexican avocados. 

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n Red finger bananas, when fully ripened to a deep magenta, are higher in vitamin C, beta-carotene, potassium and fiber than the common Cavendish banana. n Canned beans (which have been dried and then cooked) are better than homecooked beans because the heat required for the canning process enhances their nutritional content. n Grass-fed beef is higher in vitamin E, beta-carotene and omega-3 essential fatty acids than corn-fed beef. n Dried currants made from Black Corinth grapes (sold as “Zante currants”) have more antioxidants than either brown or golden raisins.


The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity Number IE-HBE-12-001 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.

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n Raw kale is both the most bitter and beneficial of all the cruciferous vegetables. n Dark orange-hued mangos are superior to other tropical fruits, possessing five times the vitamin C of oranges and the fiber of pineapples. n Cherry, grape and currant tomatoes deliver more cancer-preventing lycopene than beefsteak tomatoes.

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n archetypal labyrinth gently leads us in a circular path inward toward a center and then back out again. Found in ancient cultures from African, Celtic and Greek to Native American, they became especially popular fixtures in Medieval European churches; one of the most renowned is in France’s Chartres Cathedral. Depictions of labyrinths have been included in paintings, pottery, tapestries and in Hopi baskets as a sacred symbol of Mother Earth. Several American tribes saw the pattern as a medicine wheel. Celts may have regarded it as a never-ending knot or circle. While some of the oldest known labyrinths decorate cave walls in Spain, today they grace diverse locations ranging from spas and wellness centers to parks, gardens, university campuses and even prisons. “Labyrinths can be outdoors or indoors. Permanent labyrinths may be made of stones, rocks, bricks or inlaid stones. Temporary labyrinths can be

painted on grass or made with all sorts of things for a particular purpose or appropriate to a specific cause,” explains Diane Rudebock, Ed.D., resource vice president and research chair of the Labyrinth Society, in Trumansburg, New York. “Walking a labyrinth is useful for those that sometimes have a hard time being outwardly still and drawing themselves inward. You must move your body, and because you’re focused on the path while you’re walking it, it’s easier to drop wholly into the journey and let go of all else,” says Anne Bull, of Veriditas, a Petaluma, California, nonprofit that supports new labyrinth designs to suit the spiritual needs of hospitals, schools and retreat centers. The group also sponsors a worldwide directory at

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A labyrinth walk typically involves three stages. The first is for releasing extraneous thoughts on the way to the

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center. Upon arriving in the stillness of that point, the participant opens heart and mind to receive whatever message or wisdom is intended for them. The return path is the integration phase, to make a fresh insight our own. Participants should approach their walk in different ways: One may have a specific question or intention in mind; another may be open to whatever occurs during their meditation; yet another may repeat a meditative mantra. One might even choose to bypass the path entirely in order to sit contemplatively at its center. Unlike a maze, it’s impossible to lose our way with the circular path serving as a simple and reliable guide. Although scientific research on labyrinth meditation has been limited to participant questionnaires, future studies may incorporate the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging technology to measure brain activity and record what individuals experience. Labyrinths located in settings like hospitals and prisons lend themselves to such research, says Rudebock. As a Veriditas-certified labyrinth facilitator, she conducts workshops and observes, “Walks are unique to each individual and may not produce uniform or replicable results.” At its core, the experience is about listening to our truest self, away from the cacophony of modern life. “I believe that the world needs places where our souls can be quiet,” remarks Jean Richardson, director of the Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center, in Bangor, Pennsylvania, which includes a seven-circuit labyrinth. “Retreat centers and labyrinths are places where we can listen to our inner heart, feel our inner calling and tap into our own divine nature. I think deep listening is not always valued in a world where we are rewarded for being busy and keeping our schedules full.” 

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he Labyrinth Resource Group (LRG) was founded in Santa Fe in 1998 by a group of people committed to supporting the creation and use of labyrinths in our communities as a path of healing, inspiration and peace. The original labyrinth, at the Museum of International Folk Art completed in June 1999, was the organization’s first major project. Since then, LRG has been involved in the construction of 33 labyrinths in the Santa Fe area, including 14 at elementary schools, and labyrinths at The Museum of International Folk Art, The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, and at many private homes. Educational activities include labyrinth tours, presentations and workshops on the history of labyrinths and how to build them. A major focus of the group has been to bring labyrinths into schools. Their publication, Kids on the Path, and its accompanying DVD, is a school labyrinth guide and resource for those wanting to bring the labyrinth experience to young people. LRG, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is always looking for volunteers to help organize public walks, work on building labyrinths, educate the community, help bring labyrinths into local schools and other things that come up. A labyrinth walk is scheduled in October, which is called “A Walk of Remembrance: Blessing Those Who Have Gone Before Us”, on Sunday, October 30. The ceremony takes place at at 2:00 pm at the Christ Lutheran Church, 1701 Arroyo Chamiso Road, Santa Fe.

Nearby Opportunities

Today, labyrinths—indoor, outdoor, natural, urban, secular and religious—are found in or near many communities. Following the lead of California’s Golden Door Spa, in Escondido, which pioneered the use of a labyrinth in a spa setting, many spas now incorporate them in their wellness or mindfulness programs. Labyrinthine invitations to a mindfulness practice are open to everyone. “A labyrinth can bridge all beliefs, faiths, religions and walks of life,” says Bull. “You can walk a labyrinth no matter what you believe. Benefits come in walking it with an open mind and open heart.” Gina McGalliard is a freelance writer in San Diego, CA. Connect at

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urs is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul will help immensely. It is not given to us to know which acts, or by whom, will cause the critical mass to tip toward an enduring good,” says Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D., a world-renowned author and Jungian psychoanalyst specializing in post-trauma counsel. Thousands of people each day choose to see a world radiating with hope and light, despite ever-present conflict and strife. Their talents and gifts, alliances and collaborations are inspiring a new story that ripples outward into our communities and beyond. In The Ten Gifts: Find the Personal Peace You’ve Always Wanted Through the Ten Gifts You’ve Always Had, author Robin L. Silverman affirms that everyone can reach within, even in the worst of circumstances, for treasures that can be used to improve the lives of others. She concludes, “We are not meant to use our gifts simply to survive, but to

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Meeting Basic Needs Komal Ahmad was unaware that her single act of kindness in simply offering to share her lunch with a homeless veteran in 2011 while she was attending the UniKomal Ahmad versity of California, Berkeley, would lead to a multiplying mission to feed America’s hungry. His heartfelt expression of gratitude for his first meal in three days sparked an epiphany: Her school was regularly throwing away thousands of pounds of food while neighbors were going hungry. Today, Ahmad is the founder and CEO of Copia, an app that matches nonprofits serving in-need veterans, children, women and others with companies that have leftover gourmet food. Following the 2016 Super Bowl, she used Copia’s technology to organize food pickups throughout the San Francisco Bay area.

in 2008. A former retail entrepreneur, McNeeley didn’t want food to go to waste and created the Project Green Fork certification program after learning that 95 percent Janet Boscarino of restaurant waste can be diverted from landfills. Her nonprofit helps restaurants to conserve water and energy, develop recycling and composting systems and switch to biodegradable containers and environmentally friendly cleaning operations. Boscarino’s experience in business development and sales, combined with her disdain for litter, led her to found the nonprofit Clean Memphis, which began in 2008 with volunteer crews picking up litter. In recent years, the initiative’s community-wide strategy has expanded to involve local governments, businesses, neighborhoods, faith-based organizations and 20 local “sustainable schools”. In 2017, Project Green Fork will become a part of Clean MemJohn G. Heim phis.

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Throughout two decades of educational activism, John G. Heim’s passion for clean water as a human right has not waned. The founder and leader of The SWFL Clean Water Movement, headquartered in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, persisted even when many business owners considered him a nuisance, driving off tourists. As infestations of blue-green algae blooms have reached emergency levels, Heim’s ongoing grassroots campaign to increase awareness of water quality issues that’s backed by social media recently brought him to Washington, D.C., to make his case before Congress. The nonprofit’s 18,000 members have succeeded in bringing national attention to the thick muck now plaguing both Florida coasts. They’re working to alter nutrient-laden discharges from Lake Okeechobee that send agricultural toxins and rain overflow down the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers and out into vital estuaries. Scott Bunn’s Seneca Treehouse Scott Bunn


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Project, launched in 2010, grew from his building background in a family of entrepreneurs to encompass design/ build services and education in ecohousing and ethical living. Bunn’s original Seneca, South Carolina, homestead and acreage includes apprentice learning programs teaching practical skills in cultivating permaculture, growing food, building structures, working with tools and living in an intentional community. “For the next six years, our goal is to annually train 50 people that will train 50 more people. Continuing this exponential growth pattern means the potential for 312 million more people living more compatibly and lightly upon the Earth. We’ve already established collaborations with six other cities around the U.S. that can potentially duplicate our efforts,” says Bunn.

ture nationally syndicated radio show, uses her talents to advocate for health freedom in America. Educating listeners for 19 years, she served as president of the National Nutritional Foods Association during crucial phases of the 1992 to 1994 fight to successfully pass the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act to preserve consumer choices. The author of The Probiotic Cure also helped found the Texas Health Freedom Coalition to protect citizens’ rights to choose alternative medical treatment in her state. Whittiken says, “My work is a labor of love. I have no interest in becoming famous or well known unless it contributes to getting the job done.” On a 2006 medical mission to Haiti, Providing Gigi Pomerantz, a Healthcare licensed nurse pracOptions titioner at the Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Martie Whittiken, of Gigi Pomerantz in Milwaukee, disPlano, Texas, a boardcovered the impact of a lack of clean certified clinical water and sanitation as her four-person nutritionist and host of the Healthy by Na- Martie Whittiken team treated 1,400 patients for worms,

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ax and Jane are two “real” people—partners in business and in life who are “living their retirement dream” by farming on their own land in the beautiful high desert of northern New Mexico among red rocks, blue skies and glorious garden and mountain views. The story of maxandjane Skincare and parent company, Jemez Mountain Flowers, began in 2013. Jane, a master herbalist, produced herbal formulas for her clients and their specific needs for over 30 years. Thirty years ago, Max established and ran a successful business that produced solar and other energy-conservation products. All aspects of the business maximize sustainability. The farm is powered by solar energy. Rain water is captured, stored and conserved by using deep mulch to reduce evaporation. The mulch is from pecan shells from the southern part of New Mexico with the added benefit of zinc for the soil. Half of the products are packaged in 100 percent recyclable glass and the other half in airless pump containers. Max and Jane do not add artificial ingredients in their products. “The wholeness of nature protects the acid mantle, maintaining timely cell death and renewal, adding Skin Identical moisture, vitamins, and lipids, keeping the pH balanced, and protecting your skin from free radical damage,” shares Jane. Their goal is not to have a huge company. They want to continue to be very good at making artisan skincare, to bring a feeling of being nurtured by nature to those who are interested, to make the smallest footprint possible on the land, and to share this information with others. Once a year, on designated Open House and Farm Tour dates, the public can visit their farm and stroll through the fields where they personally grow many of the flowers and herbal “At maxandjane we strive to be a socially responsible business, prioritizing education, and socially beneficial aims above profit making. This is our community, and we support sustainability for our soil, for ourselves, and for the heirloom varieties of herbs and flowers that we grow. We are about balance in work and life, and we believe in the wholeness of nature,” adds Max. For more information, visit Dedicated to Helping Others Transition to Sustainable Life


anta Fe resident Alan Hoffman, the founder of A Parallel World (APW), is the model consumer for the new vision of life he supports though his website He drives an electric car, has solar panels on his roof, uses a credit union for his banking and tries to grow his own food. The website plans to make that practice easier for others. APW offers guidance and strategies to make more sustainable choices in six general areas—home energy, transportation, food, security, healthy home products, independent media and money— which account for most of our carbon footprint. From homes, contractors, real estate agents to cars, investing, organic food, shopping and banking, the site lends a voice to all things sustainable, including independent publishing and media. This cooperative style business, born in Santa Fe, is a zip code enabled market place that makes it possible to be local anywhere in the United States “It’s the job of the APW news platform to provide factual information in the face of mainstream media which is biased to the corporations that own them,” shares Hoffman who notes that APW also considers themselves an advocate for all Americans right to transition to sustainable alternatives which have been under attack. “Local environmental initiatives in Arizona successfully pushed back on the tax proposal for solar energy. In New Mexico APW supported a local group of environmentalists in Santa Fe called New Energy Economy that fought for the closure of PNM’s dirtiest coal fire plants by pointing out factual discrepancies in PNM proposals “The Parallel strategy is more powerful than politics because politics often are beyond our control by choosing the products that we are going to buy. According to Hoffman, “there are a number of products which save us money, protect the planet and move the center of political balance away from corporations and support the individuals in our country.” “If successful, it will make Santa Fe the center of sustainability for the entire nation,” says Hoffman, adding that his business plan calls for about 60 employees over the next three years. U.S. based green vendors can claim their free listing by visiting natural awakenings

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stomach problems, diarrhea and poor appetite. Two years later, she founded Youthaiti, where she serves as executive director. The nonprofit helps rural Haitians build composting toilets and develop organic gardens using recycled waste as fertilizer. It also provides community hygiene education and reforestation. Jacqui Bishop Everything is aimed at breaking Haiti’s widespread cycle of contamination and disease, and safely convert human waste into agricultural fertilizer that’s increasing crop Lisa Feiner productivity and the availability of healthy food. Psychotherapist Jacqui Bishop and Integrative Nutritionist Lisa Feiner, co-founders of Sharp Again Naturally, in White Plains, New York, believe that dementia is reversible, and no case should be considered hopeless until all causative factors have been tested and ruled out. Their resolve for eliminating causes of disease rather than managing symptoms is based on University of California, Los Angeles, research studies and sources quoted in a Health Advocates Worldwide documentary. Project Yoga Richmond, established in 2010, makes yoga accessible to everyone in the city’s metro region. Thirty yoga teachers lead pay-what-you-can studio classes that help fund 22 outreach programs for underserved communities. Healing programs are designed for needs related to autism, recovery, seniors, special students and youths in the court system. “We also provide continuing instructor education, visiting teachers, workshops and other special events that deepen yoga practice in our community,” says co-founder Dana Walters, who serves as the board of directors vice president. 24

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As an Emmy Award-winning trumpeter, composer, educator and co-founder, conductor and artistic director of the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic (CJP), Orbert Davis is dedicated to multi-genre projects. His collaborative research in 2012 while in Cuba on a people-to-people exchange accompanied by fellow musicians and River North Dance Chicago’s Artistic Director Frank Chaves (now retired) proved to be a multifaceted boon. It generated the philharmonic’s Havana Blue live performance in 2013 and ignited a weeklong cultural exchange with Cuba’s Universidad Ciudad de las Artes (ISA) during his return trip for the Havana International Jazz Festival in 2014. President Barak Obama’s announcement of the normalization of Cuban/U.S. diplomatic relations opened up the possibility for a continuing CJP/ISA relationship, as well as their 2015 landmark partnered event when 37 ISA students traveled to Chicago to perform Scenes from Life: Cuba at Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre. Davis promises more such events to come. All of these individuals represent a small percentage of the game-changers actively moving to create an alternative future. Estés observes, “What is needed for dramatic change is an accumulation of acts; adding, adding to, adding more, continuing. We know that it does not take everyone on Earth to bring justice and peace, but only a small, determined group that will not give up during the first, second or hundredth gale.” Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings. Connect at

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omen To Be fabricates and distributes underwear and reusable sanitary pads to girls around the world. Founder and Director, Christine Glidden, got her start when a friend of hers who had lived for 17 years in a Nepali Refugee Camp told her that one of the worst parts of the camp was that she never had underwear or sanitary pads. Glidden was stunned and galvanized into action. Glidden discovered a hand-sewn “kit” designed by Days for Girls that contains two pair of underwear; eight reusable, washable sanitary pads; two Ziploc bags; a washcloth; and a calendar to track a girl’s cycle. Kits last up to three years. On her first trip, Glidden had the opportunity to deliver almost 400 kits to the exact camp that her friend had lived in. “Girls who do not have menstrual products often miss school and too often drop out. Girls who have what they need stay in school and learn a skill,” she shares. “They delay marriage, have fewer children, and are able to care for themselves and their families. They live in dignity and independence.” With a groundswell of enthusiasm from a growing number of volunteers, a second trip was planned. In May 2016, 1,200 kits were delivered, 200 of which were produced by local Nepali women. “And, a sex education class was added. Now girls and even grown women understand what is happening to their bodies during menstruation and pregnancy,” shares Glidden who notes that a group out of Guatemala heard about her work, so she delivered 500 kits there in September, 2016. “Now Ghana has expressed interest for 2017. Such a small thing as a pad makes a big difference.” For more information, visit Women2Be. org or

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short readings with each other. $35. WithIn Light Energy Therapies & Insight, 3620 Wyoming Blvd, Ste 224, Albuquerque. 857-225-1318.


Santa Fe Mystical Market – 12-5pm. 2nd Sat. Tarot, astrology, intuitives, sound/light healing, energy healers, hypnotherapy, and more. Free, readings by donation. Fruit of the Earth Organics, 901 Early St, Santa Fe. 505930-2748.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong Opening Ceremony – Oct 1. 2-5pm & 6-9pm. Local dignitaries, luminary speakers and blessings for the land and community, 2-5pm. Pot luck and live music, 6-9pm. 40 Camino Vista Clara, Santa Fe. Preregistration required: 707-3476489.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 Radical Simplicity: The Meditation Work of Toni Packer – 2-5pm. Retreat (1-7 days) starts Oct 1. Toni was a radically transformative meditation teacher working simply and directly with human issues. Wat Center, 145 Madison NE, Albuquerque. $10 donation. Jay Cutts: 505-2810684.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9 Mandala: Heart Centered Mandalas – Oct 9 & 10. 9:30am-5:30pm. Create meditative and heart healing mandalas using white and colored pencils on black paper. Prerequisite: Basic Techniques Workshop – see Oct 8 listing. $225, all materials provided, includes lunch and refreshments. Creative Holistic Integration, 8 Via de Estrellas, Santa Fe. 571-422-6734.


Reiki Share and Healing Circle – Oct 10, 19. 6:309pm. Share an evening of Holy Fire reiki; receive and pass the energy. Relax, rejuvenate and be at peace. A great pick me up for healers, too. No experience required. Donation. Santa Fe Reiki and Energy Healing. The Casita at Dragonstone Studios, 317 Camino Alire, Santa Fe. 949-648-3468. SantaFeReikiAndEnFREE Private 20-minute Healing Touch Ses- sion – See how Healing Touch can benefit you, your friends, and your family in a free, private, 20-minute Healing Touch session at our Saturday afternoon Healing Touch clinic. Call La Jolla TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11 Healing Touch, 505-570-4514 to make an apSUNDAY, OCTOBER 11 – pointment. Mindfulness and Life Skills – 4:30-6pm. Explore OCTOBER 29 of copingSATURDAY, strategies, emotion awareness, mastery MONDAY, OCTOBER 3 thoughts, release and Smore through guided Native stress Shaman Ohki Forest Teaches meditations, growth respected exercises and breathin Santa personal Fe – Widely spiritual Using Hypnosis for Stress Reduction – 6:15- ing techniques. Class is experiential, interactive and teacher and author of For Dreaming the Council 7:30pm. 1st Mon. Featured for the monthly supportive. $150. Center Inner Truth, 1807 2nd Ways:#84, True Native Teachings from the Red group. $10. The Source. RSVP: 505-321-4121. Street, Santa Fe. 505-920-4418. Lodge, offers teaching/drum circles, emonies, private sessions and healing. Full SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8 brochure: All are welcome, space limited, reservations needed. ABQ’s Second Saturday: What you Absolute$25-$265. The Red Wind Center of Santa ly Need to Know About Divorce – 9am-12pm. Fe. 505-429-0529 Registration 8:30-9am. Non-biased financial, emotional and legal advice from qualified local professionals, providing people with the knowledge, support, resources and trust that they need WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12 to survive the divorce process. $30/online at bit. ly/2blwejU. $35/cash or credit card at door. Of- REIKI BY DONATION – 10am-8pm, Enjoy a prifice Alternatives, 4801 Lang Avenue NE, #110, vate healing session at donation, you decide what Albuquerque. Kelly Chisholm: 505-974-1358. you can pay (including trade). Pets welcome. 30 and 45 minute sessions. With Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki Master Priscilla Schmidt. Donation $0-$65. Santa Fe Mandala: Basic Techniques Workshop – Reiki and Energy Healing, The Casita at Dragonstone 9:30am-5:30pm. Learn basic techniques to cre- Studios, 317 Camino Alire, Santa Fe. RSVP: 949ate luminous meditative mandalas representing 648-3468. inner light, wholeness and spiritual qualities using white and colored pencils on black paper. No SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15 art experience required. $100. Creative Holistic Integration, 8 Via de Estrellas, Santa Fe. 571- USUI Reiki I and II Certification  – Oct 15, 16. 422-6734. 9:30-5:30. Improve self-care, become clearer on your path, and enhance your professional skills. ReMediumship Practice – 11am-1pm. Workshop ceive ICRT certification for both days. No prerequiwill discuss grounding ourselves, tuning into sites. Priscilla Schmidt, Holy Fire Karuna reiki master spirit, and practice the CERT method of medi- teacher. $325/both days, $125/Reiki I, Saturday only. umship; perform readings with and without using RSVP: 505-395-0764/949-648-3468. SantaFeReikiobjects and images. Students will practice giving 


Meditation and Healing Class – 11am-1pm. Meditate with simple-to-use visualization techniques and psychic tools for releasing unwanted energy and increased ease and clarity in your daily life. Class can be a life changer. $150. Center For Inner Truth, 1807 2nd Street, #84, Santa Fe. 505-920-4418. Past-Life Regression – 1-3pm. Regress to a past life where you will discover, access and activate a positive inner resource to benefit you and other people in your life today. Group session. $50. Crystal Dove Metaphysical Book Store, 525 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque. 505-918-6555. FREE Private 20-minute Healing Touch Session – See how Healing Touch can benefit you, your friends, and your family in a free, private, 20-minute Healing Touch session at our Saturday afternoon Healing Touch clinic. Call La Jolla Healing Touch, 505-570-4514 to make an appointment.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16 Psychic Arts & Crafts Fair – 1-6pm. $5. The Source, 1111 Carlisle Blvd. SE, Albuquerque.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18 EFT-Tapping: Informational Seminar – 5:306:30pm. This presentation will cover such areas as: History of EFT-Tapping, overview of Tapping, demonstrations and attendee participation, Q&A session. Free. Please RSVP with Michelle Hale at 505-9254551 or UNM Center For Life, 4700 Jefferson St. NE, Albuquerque.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18 The Power of Story – 6:30-9pm. It is important to understand the influence our stories have on our lives. How do they guide us? Explore what can emerge when we unearth these stories. Free. Academy for the Love of Learning, 133 Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe. 505-995-1860. Sacred Sound Healing with Karuna Reiki – 7-9pm. Relax on a massage table or in a chair and feel the power of sound healing performed with Karuna reiki. Each person will receive chanting with hands on reiki and toning at a distance. Donation $0-$25. Santa Fe Reiki and Energy Healing, The Casita at Dragonstone Studios, 317 Camino Alire, Santa Fe, RSVP: 949-648-3468.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19 Well Woman Drinks – 5:30-7:30pm. A supportive, social gathering to share our challenges and successes as women leaders, entrepreneurs and executives. Spend an evening 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. Info, tickets: WellWomanLife. com/drinks.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20 Coming Full Circle: A Contemplative Training in the Art of Dying – 9am-5pm, This training is for anyone who feels a personal and/or professional inspiration to journey into the extraordinary transformative power of the dying process. Two part training. $875. Afternoon Tea with Amata, Chiropractor & Medical Intuitive – 5-7pm. Oct. 20, Nov.10 and Dec. 8. Meet Amata and ask your health questions. Free 10 minute consultations. First Come First Serve Basis. For more information, call 505-9889630 or email Amata Chiropractic, 826 Camino De Monte Rey, Suite A3, Santa Fe.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 Reading the Objectified World – 6:30-8:30pm. Course on the art of psychometry. Explore the essence of psychic touch using images and written inquiries. Bring an object you that you have on your person often, like keys or jewelry. $35. WithInLight Energy Therapies & Insight, 3620 Wyoming Blvd, Ste 224, Albuquerque. 857-2251318.


Pranic Healing Level 1 Class – Oct 22 & 23. Learn to harness your body’s healing energy and how to work with the network of chakras, meridians and auras to accelerate the healing processes of your body. Accelerate your own healing and help others. $325/until October 11, $350/after. Thubten Norbu Ling Tibetan Buddhist Center, 1807 Second St, Ste 35, Santa Fe. RSVP: 505-204-6182.





La Montañita Co-op Annual Owner Gathering – 5:30-9pm. La Montañita Co-op is celebrating 40 Years of Fresh as New Mexico’s largest community-owned natural and organic food market. Please join us at our Annual Owner Gathering to engage in meaningful community dialogue with staff and board members and enjoy a deliciously organic dinner. For more information please visit us at: ownergathering/ or email National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St SW, Albuquerque.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23 Breathwork Session – 1-2:30pm, Reconnect body, mind and spirit. Small group session to experience the profound yet simple healing that comes with conscious deep breathing. Relax, release stress and rejuvenate. Bring two blankets. $20. Center For Inner Truth, 1807 2nd Street, #84, Santa Fe. 505-920-4418.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25 Free Intro Hypnotherapy Academy Class – 7pm. The class will be facilitated by Tim Simmerman Sierra, lead instructor, who will be sharing three secrets to create positive life changes by showing attendees how their subconscious mind works. Reserve your seat for this special class. Free. Hypnotherapy Academy of America, 2132 Osuna Rd NE, Ste B, Albuquerque. RSVP: 505-767-8030.


Reiki for Pain and Forgiveness – 6:30-9pm, Learn ways to use reiki to support yourself and others in recovering from and living with acute or chronic pain, and how forgiveness is a part of this healing. No reiki experience required. Long distance attendance possible. Donation, $0-45. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 Santa Fe Reiki and Energy Healing, The Casita Change Your Words, Change Your Life Work- at Dragonstone Studios, 317 Camino Alire, Santa shop – 1-4:30pm. Learn how the words we speak Fe, RSVP: 949-648-3468. SantaFeReikiAndEnimpact lives. Learn new ways of thinking, speaking and other techniques to positively express oneself. Participants will be guided in reframing the stories WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26 we tell ourselves. $75. UNM Center For Life, 4700 Well Women Super Power Retreat – 8am-4pm. Jefferson St NE, Albuquerque. RSVP Michelle A gathering of women leaders, executives and enHale: 505-925-4551. trepreneurs for a full-day journey through finding

This 2-Day Conference features a variety of booths, interactive workshops, and lectures taught by leaders in women’s health, safety, education and more! Come to this Conference to get tools to improve you and your family’s health, relationships, career and finances, and deepen your faith and trust in yourself. Visit or go to 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

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FREE UNM Center For Life Halloween Flue Shot Clinic – 9am-12pm. Walk through our haunted clinic and have a ghoulish time before you get a frightful flu shot. For more information call 505-925-7464.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 FINDING FERTILE GROUND: OPENING TO THE NATURAL WORLD – 9am-5pm. Spend the day in the mountains practicing presence and somatic awareness, exploring being part of an ecosystem. Discover what transforms when we deepen our relationship with the natural world. $95. Academy for the Love of Learning, 133 Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe. 505-995-1860.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 Halloween Mala Yoga Class – 11:15am-1:00pm, Join Bea Vise for this special Mala practice honoring loved ones and ancestors at Dia de Los Muertos-108 Sun Salutations. $15, $10/in costume. Blue Moon Hot Yoga, 826 Camino de Monte Rey, Ste A5, Santa Fe. 505-795-7778,

Family Constellations Circle – 2-6pm. Challenges you face may be entangled with unresolved ancestral traumas. With support from a circle of people, you can move your family system forward to a new reality. $50, free/first timers. Creative Holistic Integration, 10516 Karen Avenue, Albuquerque. 571-422-6734.

and using your superpowers in your professional life and your personal life. An annual retreat that serves as a rejuvenating place to connect with other powerful women while being pampered by beautiful surroundings and delicious, healthy food. Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm, 4803 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Los Ranchos De Albuquerque,




FREE Private 20-minute Healing Touch Session – See how Healing Touch can benefit you, your friends, and your family in a free, private, 20-minute Healing Touch session at our Saturday afternoon Healing Touch clinic. Call La Jolla Healing Touch, 505-570-4514 to make an appointment.

CELESTIAL AWAKENINGS: RADIANT WOMAN CONFERENCE – Oct 28-29. Fri/ Sat, 9am-6pm; Astrologer Teresa Betcher will be at Exhibit Booth #1. Astrology consultations for $1 per minute. Free copy of birth chart. $10/ conference per day, $35/4 days. Embassy Suites Albuquerque, 1000 Woodward Pl NE, Albuquerque. Teresa: 847-452-3198/505-303-0976.

Healing Touch Level 1 Class – Nov 5, 6. 8am6pm 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. $330/through Oct 21, $365/after. UNM Center for Life, 4700 Jefferson Ave NE, Albuquerque. RSVP, Barbara Welcer: 248-882-1706.


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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 A Walk of Remembrance Labyrinth Walk – 2pm. Blessing Those Who Have Gone Before Us. Christ Lutheran Church, 1701 Arroyo Chamiso Road, Santa Fe.

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ongoingcalenders 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. 505-4662616. Hot Vinyasa Flow – 9-10:30am, Giancarlo leads this class intended to promote flexibility, strength and stamina. $15 or class pass. Blue Moon Hot Yoga, 505-795-7778.


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Worship at Eagle Ranch Church – 9:30am. One-hour worship services centered on the Bible. Whatever tradition you come from and wherever you are in your journey of faith, you are welcome here. For more information, call 505-891-3619, email or go to the website Eagle Ranch Church, 9660-6 Eagle Ranch Rd NW, Albuquerque.

monday Spiritual Naturopathy – 2pm. Online radio show helps the listener understand why they do what they do, eliminate stress or be able to handle it from a position of strength. Listen to: Mindful Eating and Living (MEAL) – 5:457:45pm. A program that teaches a new approach to weight loss and healthy eating habits. Includes specially designed exercises to apply what we learn to a direct experience of mindful eating. $250, including food for in-class exercises, course book, and audio CDs. UNM Center for Life, 4700 Jefferson St NE, Ste 100, Albuquerque. RSVP, Michelle: 505-925-4551.

wednesday Restorative Wednesdays – 6:15-7:15pm. Restorative flow class with Bea Vise focuses on deep release of the body for relaxation. $15 or class pass. Blue Moon Hot Yoga, 505-795-7778.

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Intuitive Readings, Coaching and Animal Communication – 9am-5pm. Galaya, intuitive and animal communicator, offers practical solutions for health, relationships, career, business and pets. Call for appointment. Info: 505-4663764. Qigong & Healing From Within – 10:30am12pm. Taoist, yogic & shamanic practices cultivate vitality, inner strength and awareness with energy healing, movement, sound, breath work and meditation. $15, free/first class. Blue Moon Yoga, 826 Camino De Monte Rey, A5, Santa Fe. Allison Lasky: 505-984-8733.

Nia Class – 6-7pm. Nia is a barefoot technique blending modern and jazz dance, aerobics, martial arts, yoga and body integration therapy. $9, $30/4-class card. UNM Center For Life, 4700 Jefferson St NE, Albuquerque. Info, Michelle Hale: 505-925-4551. 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.

thursday Make Friends/Make Art – 10:30-11:30am. For children of all ages. Tap into your creativity with this fun weekly art session. Free. Eagle Ranch Church, 9660-6 Eagle Ranch Rd, Albuquerque. 505-891-3619. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – 5:458pm. A comprehensive study and practice of mindfulness meditation. How to reduce stress, manage pain, help with sleep issues, anxiety, depression, and participating in our health and healing. Course culminates with an all-day meditation retreat. UNM Center For Life, 4700 Jefferson St NE, Albuquerque. Info, Michelle Hale: 505-925-4551.

saturday Qigong in the Park – 9-10am. Enjoy a vitalizing Qigong practice with certified Qigong instructor Loretta Shiver. Qigong supports optimal health and well-being, is easy and fun to do. Free. Altura Park, Morningside & Hannett NE. Albuquerque. 505-681-1924. Yoga and Tai Chi Open Classes – 10-11am. Yoga, Tai Chi and meditation. Free/first visit. Body & Brain, Albuquerque. Details: NE 505797-2211, NW 505-792-5111, Santa Fe 505-8202211. Zeta Global Radio – Now listened to in 50+ countries, ZGR focuses on authors, filmmakers, musicians, artists and emerging leaders that consciously shape our world today and making a powerful impact.



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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!



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133 Seton Village Road, Santa Fe, NM 505-995-1860 The Academy for the Love of Learning stimulates and supports the rebirth and renewal of learning and education in Santa Fe through ongoing programs and free monthly Evenings of Exploration. See ad on page 3.

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 methods and I specialize in creating personalized flower essence and essential oil combinations to meet your individual needs.

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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.

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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. NOT-FORPROFIT. See ad on page 3.


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The OakRose Academy of Light is a Mystery School founded by the Ascended Masters. The Academy holds to and teaches the Divine Law PILATES for the New Age. It is non-sectarian and non-denom-inational, open to PILATES SANTA FE 839 Paseo de Peralta all who seek the Higher Truth.


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Santa Fe, NM 87501 505-995-9700 • Pilates Santa Fe is an award winning Pilates and Wellness studio offering private lessons, group classes and wellness treatments including massage, sauna and nutritional guidance.


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Animal & Human Psychic/Medium Sessions available in person, phone or


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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.

New Mexico’s largest communityowned natural & organic grocer, with locations in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Gallup. All our stores are open to the public. You don’t have to be a member to shop, but if SPIRITUAL CENTER you are, you’ll save even more. La Montañita believes in the shared benefits of healthy food, sound environmental EAGLE RANCH CHURCH practices and a strong local economy. Stop by and 505-891-3619 9660 Eagle Ranch Rd. #6, shop with us today! See ad on page 22.


Linda Kallish, ND, LMT & 9301 Indian School Rd, NE, Ste 101 Albuquerque, NM 87112 505-294-4805 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 subconscious mind, classes on self-health/healing, essence oils, shiatsu. We combine our talents to bridge the gap between conventional and alternative medicines with an emphasis on allowing the client/patient to access their own healing power and knowledge.

Albuquerque, 87114

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October 2016




Dr. Joan Borysenko

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.

Dr. Joan Gibson

This 2-Day Conference features a variety of booths, interactive workshops, and lectures taught by leaders in women’s health, safety, education and more! Highlights of this year’s conference include:


Exhibit Hall

• Special programs to support Women Veterans and those in Active Duty and their families deal with the challenges FRIDAY & SATURDAY of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 9:00am - 6:00pm • Keynote Dr. Joan Borysenko world renowned speaker and Hay House author will speak. • Lectures, Workshops, Vendors, and Special Guest Speaker Dr. Pamela Castello MD


• Keynote Dr. Joan Gibson presents “Your Life. Your Health. You Decide.” Learn how to prepare for those health care decisions, ordinary and extraordinary. There will be a Q&A session included. • Lectures, Workshops, Vendors, and Special Guest Speaker Dr. Pamela Castello MD Dr. Pamela Castello MD

Come to this Conference to get tools to improve you and your family’s health, relationships, career and finances, and deepen your faith and trust in yourself.

No matter what your background or situation, You Are Radiant.

GET THE SUPPORT YOU NEED TO SHINE! Visit Registration and more information at or Call (505) 433-5661

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