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ness, compassion and a universal field of consciousness. “Training is open to nurses, physicians, clinicians, caregivers, family members, healthcare teams and anyone else interested in exploring what it means to die consciously,” says Estes. It attends to the provider’s inner awakening and helps them strengthen their ability to give spiritual, emotional, physical and practical care to anyone, helping to relieve pain, regardless of diagnosis. “Rather than curative care, it’s all about seeking to increase precious, meaningful moments, a sense of spiritual sanctity, beauty, interconnectedness and appreciation of life for the families and patients they serve. An end-of-life doula at bedside assures that families and loved ones can focus on what is most important,” explains Estes, who believes that our true nature lives within us as an unblemished jewel. Helping individuals become comfortable talking about death is the work of Dr. Karen Wyatt, of Dillon, Colorado, founder of the End of Life University, an online interview series with end-of-life care experts. She provides a trustworthy loving environment in monthly death cafés. The author of What Really Matters: 7 Lessons for Living from the Stories of Dying expands the conversation through related articles and podcasts by Linda Sechrist at hen properly viewed, the as a failure, but an expected aspect of the Death cafés benefit from Wythresholds of all of life’s human experience. Each in its own way att’s experience as a hospice doctor. transitional moments can advocates for a grace-filled passage sup“There is never an agenda. Of the 10 be both emotionally and spiritually re- ported by dignified, caring and compasto 12 people that generally join in, warding. Whether it involves marriage sionate practices. one is always a new caller, recently or birth, job loss or illness, gleaning awakened to the idea of conscious insight from the experience can yield Profound Shift dying or their own mortality. They’re fresh perspective on how to live life The Conscious Dying Institute, in Boulder, seeking information and someone more fully today, if we remain mind- Colorado, aims to restore death and dying to talk to because family and friends ful and lovingly attentive through the to its natural place in the sacred circle of aren’t interested. Some already emprocess. bracing their mortality wish to explore life. Its end-of-life literacy curriculum and their thoughts with others. Some call Like birth, death is a transition certificate training programs are helping ers join just to listen,” advises Wyatt. we can wisely prepare for. In recent to create a new, wisdom-based culture of Because death in the West has years, compassionate individuals and healing teachers and end-of-life doulas that become a commercialized, medical grassroots movements have emerged serve among the frontline caregivers and to help us conduct ourselves, heal and companions providing the comfort people event with funeral home packages the norm, Wyatt recommends the Nagrow from losing a loved one or face want and need most. Founded by Tarron tional Home Funeral Alliance to those our own passing. An increasing num- Estes, a healing artist, poet, Caritas coach ber of initiatives support a new model and transformational learning educator, the interested in a deeper understanding in palliative care that treats death not institute is grounded in love, spiritual open- Continued on page 16.

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of options and resources for a gentler model. The nonprofit, grassroots movement and its members, such as Sacred Crossings, in Los Angeles, seek to restore the lost art and healing ritual of a home funeral by preserving the rights of families to provide home after-death care. Supporting and educating interested families is the mission of Sacred Crossings founder Rev. Olivia Rosemarie Bareham. The certified death midwife and home funeral guide draws from her experiences as an auxiliary nurse and hospice volunteer to assist families with end-of-life planning, death midwifery and arrangements for an at-home vigil and funeral, as well as cremation and burial choices. “We also offer sacred singing to help ease a loved one’s transition. Music by a bedside soloist or choir before, during and after death can be deeply relaxing and comforting, and even provide pain relief,” advises Bareham.

advance care conversations have taken place, discord can dismantle the best laid plans. It requires the tough work of compassionate communications. Friends and families need to remember that this is the patient’s end-of-life experience, not theirs. It is possible to find peace in the midst of conflict, understanding that the one leaving overwhelmingly wishes for a peaceful passing, including peace within the family.”  The Death Over Dinner initiative, founded by Michael Hebb in 2013, has been hosted by groups in more than 20 countries to help people engage in conversations on “how we want to die”—the most vital and costly discussion Americans aren’t having (

We rediscover that in order to die well, we must live well. Dying gracefully is the result of a mindful, day-to-day journey—a culmination of informed choices, honest discussions Practical Plans The American Institute of Certified Puband deference to the lic Accountants and its 360 Degrees hallowed fragility of of Financial Literacy program offer downloadable national Guide nature’s life-death cycles. atofree Financial Decisions: Implement~William Rosa and actions, regardless of the person’s state of consciousness. Be a compassionate listener and validate their vision. Don’t pretend to intellectualize or explain anything.” Dianne Gray, president and executive director of the Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation, also owns Hospice and Healthcare Communications. “The dying often wish to leave here surrounded by peace and harmony. They choose to let go of contentiousness and often wish family members would do the same, which is facilitated by mapping out Advance Directives according to the final wishes of the patient,” says Gray. Questions she frequently addresses in public talks and Death Over Dinner party conversations include: the necessity of finishing unfinished business; bringing closure to unresolved relationship issues; finding words to express our compassion; soothing the sense of impending loss; and managing to take only love with us to the other side, yet leave enough of it behind to help loved ones through their grieving process. She cautions that no matter how well we plan for death, things don’t always go as planned. “Sometimes no matter how many

ing an End-of-Life Plan at EssentialPlanNeeds. It includes basic descriptions of issues that arise as we age beyond retirement and details the critical documents needed for the individual, dependents, property, assets, estate planning, wills and trusts. It also addresses issues related to advance, treatment and do-notresuscitate directives, insurance, types of funerals and costs, and Social Security, Medicare and veterans’ benefits. Guidelines suggest consulting with a certified public accountant or personal financial planning specialist. The latest innovation is the blessing of a living funeral, a celebration of life while the honoree is present to hear the eulogies, praises and farewells before they depart. provides a downloadable Five Wishes document, a popular advance directive, or living will that covers personal, spiritual, medical and legal aspects. It’s easy to use and can serve as a family guide to prompt conversations about personal care preferences in the event of serious illness. New York Times journalist Mark Leibovich wrote about how Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy chose to

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n their books Caring for the Dying and Having the Last Say, authors Henry FerskoWeiss and Alan Gelb, respectively, advocate reviewing our life and writing a short narrative to explore its value as we approach our final act of Earth’s play. Processing experiences from the past and what they mean at this juncture presents us an opportunity to achieve greater clarity and integrate them in a positive way in our life story. According to Fersko-Weiss, it has the power to reduce depression, increase life satisfaction, promote acceptance of self and enhance integrity of spirit, no matter what phase of life we are in. The harvesting of life experiences should reflect our true humanity—flaws and all—and what we’ve learned through mistakes and failures, as well as triumphs. Conveying a compelling mythic family story, values we’ve lived by and our embrace of meaningful relationships will help the people we know understand that, for all its difficulties and complexities, life is worth living. Our narrative, whether recorded as an essay or scripted video, becomes an act of praise for the gift of the life we’ve led, imperfect as it may have been. It can also serve as a potential keepsake that passes along life lessons and values from one generation to another. Gelb suggests that summing up what’s most important to us in 500 to 1,000 words can be an experience to savor and enjoy at a reflective time in life, an opportunity to capture our legacy and even serve as our own eulogy. When we want a loved one no longer here to feel near to us and hear them one last time, it’s a way for them to literally have the last say, he adds.




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spend his final weeks in pursuit of a “good ending.” As death approached, Kennedy told friends that he wanted to take stock of his life and enjoy the gift of his remaining days with the people he loved most. As a result, he continued enjoying his morning ritual of reading newspapers while drinking coffee, playing with his dogs, watching James Bond movies with his wife and holding family dinners and sing-alongs near nightly. He reveled in his bedside view of Nantucket Sound, sailed when he could and ate lots of his favorite ice cream. His mantra was, “Every day is a gift.” “As our time winds down, we all seek comfort in simple pleasures— companionship, everyday routines, the taste of good food, the warmth of sunlight on our faces,” remarks Boston’s Dr. Atul Gawande in Being Mortal. “If we strive in our final months for independence, companionship, mindful attention, dignity, wisdom, joy, love and freedom from pain, we have the power to make those days less miserable, confusing and frightening.” In these many ways, we can manage to gently embrace and tenderly navigate life’s final transition with grace and love.

businessprofiles Awakening Spirit Ministries Jan Walker, Reiki Master Teacher, and ordained metaphysical minister, is the founder and president of Awakening Spirit Ministries, Inc. As a healing practitioner, she offers Reiki healing and foot reflexology treatments. As a Reiki Master Teacher, Walker has been teaching all three levels of the Usui Method of natural healing since 1993. During her 21 years of living in Huntsville, Alabama, she maintained a massage therapy practice and was a foot reflexology instructor at a massage school for two years. Walker’s healing work is part of her ministry, Awakening Spirit, which provides sacred space for others to experience healing, inspiration, ceremony and gatherings. In 2011 she created and began a 15-month spiritual program for those already on a strong spiritual path and desiring ordination for their own unique expression of service. She ordained the first group of graduates in 2012. See ad, page 29.

Blue Buddha Bodywork Jonathan Moore-Garrison’s work is a unique blend of craniosacral therapy and Somato Emotional Release. He specializes in treating chronic headaches, TMJ, shoulder pain, hip pain and low-back pain. Every session is customized to your needs as he works with your inner wisdom to restore you to pain-free balance. Moore-Garrison also works with women trying to get pregnant, while they are pregnant and postpartum.  His work helps prepare a body for giving birth and helps remove trauma from the body that may be preventing pregnancy.  It also helps prepare both mother and unborn child for the best birthing experience.  Postpartum, it assists the mother in her physical and emotional recovery. Moore-Garrison has had over eight years of experience working with a wide variety of clients and needs. He is a bodyworker because he loves to help people find their way back to balance in their body, mind and spirit.  See ad, page 4. and directory listings page 25.

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Casa Verde Salon & Spa Body & Brain Yoga & Tai Chi Body & Brain Yoga & Tai Chi has been offering classes in New Mexico since 1999. What makes their programs unique is the innovative combination of Oriental energy principles and Western neuroscience that helps people reduce stress and recover their natural healing potential for the body and mind. In addition to offering regular classes in yoga and tai chi, Body & Brain Yoga & Tai Chi proudly features gut healing using the belly button tool. Testimonial: I found myself free of fatigue, lost a lot of weight, and I experienced a slimmer waist. I had always had pain and stiffness in my lower back, hips, and shoulders, but these have all been relieved. Dr. James W. Belly button tool benefits include increased blood/energy circulation, stress relief and relaxation, enhanced digestion, pain relief, better sleep, weight management, improved immunity and more. Make your appointment for a one hour private introductory session for only $15 with coupon. See ad, page 5. Body & Brain Yoga & Tai Chi Albuquerque NE: 797-2211 NW: 792-5111 Santa Fe: 820-2211


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Casa Verde Salon & Spa offers a collaborative working environment and a team of stylists with advanced education. The owners are Don and Barbara Maestas, Donna Rodrigue and brother Jack Maestas. The salon specializes in cut, Aveda hair color, waxing and facials. “We promise individual attention and a great customer service experience for all our valued guests,” says marketing director Donna Rodrigue. Casa Verde Salon & Spa is an Aveda lifestyle salon offering Aveda products and rituals in all their services. “Aveda’s goal is to ensure products will benefit our guests through exceptional performance, while we deliver our continued promise of environmental and social responsibility,” she shares. Aveda’s products are formulated without parabens, phthalates and sodium lauryl sulfate. Casa Verde also, offers doTerrra essential oils in spa services, classes and one-on-one consultations. “In addition to talent, skill and amazing products, our team provides our guests with a natural customer service experience that is second to none in Albuquerque,” says Donna Rodrigue. See ad, page 39. Casa Verde Salon Spa 5113 Comanche Rd. NE, Albuquerque 505-881-0464

Hypnotherapy Academy of America The Hypnotherapy Academy of America state licensed hypnosis courses and clinical hypnotherapy training has led the field in hypnotherapy education for almost 30 years. According to director Tim Simmerman Sierra, the Academy prepares you for the highest level of certification in hypnotherapy available in the nation with their comprehensive program filled with lifetransforming techniques. As the Academy’s lead instructor, Sierra transforms the classroom into an exciting, fun and stimulating environment. He has a talent for distilling complex theories of the mind into their practical therapeutic application. His enthusiasm comes from his direct experience of helping hundreds of people to create the healthy, happy and successful lives they dream of.   According to Sierra, a large number of Academy graduates are working for VA hospitals doing hypnotherapy sessions for military personnel.  This clearly illustrates the growing need for qualified practitioners to meet the future demands created by mainstream acceptance of hypnotherapy. To reduce or even eliminate chronic pain, military personnel at some VA hospitals can now receive both individual sessions and participate in group settings where they are taught a unique form of self-hypnosis, autosuggestion and healing imagery found in Integral Hypnotherapy. Generally speaking, when those who have suffered with pain experience these methods, not only do their bodies feel better, but their mood improves, as does their quality of life. Sierra explains that research has shown that there is a clear link between severe pain and depression and even suicide. When chronic pain is one of the contributing factors, hypnotherapy can alleviate or eliminate the pain, making the VA’s use of Integral Hypnotherapy a powerful addition to treatment. Part of the VA’s requirement is that practitioners have 400 or more classroom hours in hypnotherapy training from a state Department of Higher Education licensed school. Join the Academy in their vision of qualified practitioners of Integral Hypnotherapy being utilized throughout the Veterans Administration medical system. Our servicemen and servicewomen deserve the best of care.

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prefer mild, sweet-tasting microgreens such as red clover, alfalfa and flax seed,” advises Galchus. “They also love grasses grown from hard wheat, whole barley and rye. Cats cannot digest the grass, but use it to bring up indigestible matter that might be lodged in their stomachs.”


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ast, fun to grow and packed with flavor and nutrition, tender young microgreens can go from seed to table in as little as a week. Close cousins to edible sprouts, microgreens are grown in potting soil or seed-starting mixes instead of plain water. They customarily grow beyond the sprout stage until they have produced a true leaf or two. After that, harvesting is a simple matter of snipping off fresh greens. “You don’t need a green thumb to grow microgreens, only patience and persistence,” says Mark Mathew Braunstein, in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, author of Microgreen Garden. Even first-timers can expect good results. For example, the thin shoots grown from popcorn taste like a more vibrant form of sweet corn, and pea shoots work well in wraps, salads and virtually any Asian dish. Like high-fiber wheatgrass, “Microgreens are great for juicing, either by themselves or mixed with other veggies,” says Rita Galchus (aka Sprout Lady Rita), proprietor of The Sprout House, in Lake Katrine, New York, which sells organic seeds for microgreens and sprouts. “You can add a handful of microgreens to a smoothie to ramp up the nutrition without changing its taste or texture,” she notes. 20

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The seeds of dozens of plants from alfalfa to wheat can be grown as microgreens. If seeking to maximize nutrition, put red cabbage and cilantro on the planting list. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Quality Laboratory, in Beltsville, Maryland, tested the nutritional properties of 25 microgreens; red cabbage, cilantro, garnet amaranth and green daikon radish had the highest concentrations of vitamin C, carotenoids, and vitamins K and E, respectively. Microgreens generally provide three times as much nutrition per weight as the same food eaten in its mature state. “People underestimate the intense flavor of microgreens and might try planting mustard greens or radish varieties even if they don’t like spicy flavors,” say Elizabeth Millard, an organic farmer in Northfield, Minnesota, and author of Indoor Kitchen Gardening. For beginners, large seeds that sprout quickly such as sunflowers, buckwheat and snow peas are good choices because they produce big, robust sprouts with mild flavor. Many people also grow microgreens for their pets. “Cats tend to

Microgreens grow so fast that there’s little time for them to run into trouble. Commercial growers use large trays, but home gardeners can also use pretty coffee mugs or tofu boxes rescued from the recycling bin. Drainage holes in the container bottoms work well when growing beets or other slow-sprouting seeds, but are less important for fast-growing sunflowers or wheat. Work only with organic seeds. Seeds sold for sprouting or bulk grains from a local health food store cost much less than the larger, robust seeds produced for gardening. Soak seeds in water overnight to jump-start germination. Place an inch or so of potting soil or seed-starting mix in the container, and then scatter the plump seeds on top. “A common beginner’s error is to sow seeds too thickly,” says Braunstein. Sown seeds should not touch each other, with most spaced about one-quarter-inch apart. Spritz with water and cover with a plate or plastic wrap. At the first signs of sprouting, water and move the pot to a sunny spot near a bright window or within two inches of a bright grow light. Dribble in small amounts of water to maintain moisture over the next few days. To harvest, cut in bunches about one-half inch above the soil line. Microgreens store well in the refrigerator for a couple of days, but are best eaten fresh. For both beginners and experienced gardeners, growing microgreens provides a close-up look at seed germination, one of nature’s miracles. Award-winning garden writer Barbara Pleasant’s new book Homegrown Pantry: A Gardener’s Guide to Selecting the Best Varieties & Planting the Perfect Amounts for What You Want to Eat Year Round, will be out next month from Storey Publishing.

La Montañita Co-op Digs LOCAL by Lea Mae Quale or more than 40 years La Montañita Co-op Food Market has been in the business of providing access to healthy food for the community. This year the Co-op celebrates their accomplishments, resilience and determination and looks forward to the future by focusing on what makes them more than just a grocery store. “We are a community who deeply cares about the shared benefits of healthy food, sound environmental practices and a strong local economy,” says Lea Mae Quale, Marketing Manager. “The cornerstone of La Montañita Co-op is the more than 280 local vendors we proudly work with daily. During the course of this year, you will see our many local farmers, ranchers and producers in the limelight—because we want you to better know who these producers are and just where your food comes from. Look for bold and vibrant stories about our amazing local vendors, our community service work and what differentiates us from our competitors. La Montañita Co-op Food Market is New Mexico’s largest community-owned natural and organic food market with six locations, all open to the public. “Our Team Members have over 1,500 years (averaging the years worked per staff member) of experience and knowledge about everything local, natural & organic – produce and wellness products top the list. You don’t have to be an owner to shop with us, but if you are, you’ll save even more,” says Quale. Sign up to become a member-owner by visiting any La Montañita location and asking your friendly cashier to sign you up. The cost is $15 (plus tax) per year and benefits start immediately. Quick complimentary recipe using, simple and local ingredients. Enjoy! Sidebar: Sautéed Garlic Kale


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one bunch local kale, torn into bite sized pieces 3 cloves local garlic, minced 1 medium local red or yellow onion, sliced 2 TBSP olive oil Pinch of sea salt Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

The Process In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium flame. Add sliced onion and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Add minced garlic until both are soft. Next, toss in bite-sized kale (not the stems) and cook for about 3 minutes, coating kale with oil, garlic and onion mix until tender. Sprinkle in a pinch of salt and crushed red pepper flakes to your liking and, voila, you have a tasty kale side dish to any entrée or top with tofu for a full meal. natural awakenings

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Transforming the Way Women Relate to Men An Interview with Alison Armstrong by April Thompson


or 25 years, relationship expert Alison Armstrong has worked to evolve society by changing the way women relate to men. Her yearning to understand the opposite sex was born from personal challenges, including a failed marriage in her 20s. She began studying men on her own, at the age of 30, beginning with the question, “What if men are responding to women?” What started out as a personal inquiry has become a lifelong pursuit and she’s shared her findings with millions of men and women worldwide. Armstrong, co-founder and CEO of PAX Programs, addresses gender differences, sexuality and relationships. She has written three books, including The Queen’s Code, and speaks to interpersonal insights through workshops, webinars and teleclasses, including free recordings and articles at Armstrong and her second husband have been happily married for 23 years and now live in Colorado.

Which core differences between men and women cause everyday misunderstandings? The biggest source of mischief is denying that differences exist at all. Both men and women tend to assume that each is a version of the other, which creates significant misunderstandings. We interact with our partners by 22

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doing or saying what works for us. When that doesn’t get the response we’re expecting, we usually draw incorrect conclusions and act in counterproductive ways. For example, men and women relate to feelings differently. Women often make life decisions based on their feelings about something or someone. To men, who tend to rely on facts and set aside feelings, this approach can seem irrational, and relating to women as irrational has predictably bad outcomes.

vide us. For him, there needs to be a reward equal to or greater than the energy he’ll have to expend. Years ago, I described to my husband in colorful detail the experience of falling into the toilet in the middle of the night; he took it upon himself to make sure that never again happens to the women he loves.

What’s the secret to navigating partners’ differing needs and drives for physical intimacy? The secret is to stop leaving our sex lives to the whims of biology, or making decisions based on whether we “feel like it.” Waiting for a time when both partners feel like it, the kids are at Grandma’s and we’re not too tired leads to sex happening too rarely. Delicious sexual partnerships begin when we decide to stop waiting and instead work on creating the circumstances that put us in the mood. One example is learning to offer “dessert”. Using the desire for food as a metaphor for the desire for sex, we’re often trying to eat together when only one partner is hungry. But dessert sounds delicious anytime; examples might be massage or kissing or other physical activities. Find out what reliably perks up a partner’s interest and put that on the menu.

Where does a couple best start How can a woman satisfy a to heal the communication man’s desire to provide without divide? sacrificing her independence? The most powerful thing men and women can do is to address misunderstandings with openness and curiosity rather than assuming we know why our partner did or said something. We should ask ourselves, “What if there’s a good reason for that?” Don’t assume that what’s true for her is also true for him, and vice versa. Once a couple chooses to give each other the benefit of the doubt, a few simple changes can further open up communication. Saying “I need” instead of “I want” will make a huge difference. Because being “needy” is considered unattractive, women avoid this word, not realizing that it connects with a man’s instinct to provide. When asking for something, it’s important to say what it would

American culture tells women that being low-maintenance matters most. Yet, when we allow our partners to fulfill our needs, it can help us unlock our own greatness, as well as theirs. Men are driven to provide for their loved ones and denying them such opportunities takes away their life’s pursuit, which can be emasculating. By asking for what we need, women create opportunities for partnership, satisfaction and fulfillment for both partners. When we allow the men in our life to contribute to us and learn to receive graciously, we discover that it doesn’t diminish our power. Connect with freelance writer April Thompson, of Washington, D.C., at

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about money, what they do to attain it, and how they maintain it. Take notice of the things wealthy people say about their relationship with money. They tend to obtain it from multiple sources, view it as an endless flow of financial energy, and are certain that there will always be more. They by Kelly Chisholm assume they have no resistance to attracting it and remain ost of us have optimistic in their outlook. There have been so many books been in a situation written about the power of having a positive perspective, that has been and many of these are available to anyone with a library challenging due to a card. You can become a money magnet as well. All it takes money shortage. Perhaps is a shift in your perspective. you just started college and The process of becoming aligned emotionally with the your needs outweigh your money we wish to attract begins when we start noticing grants and loans, or you’re our own inner dialogue about money. Think of how you a single parent working can improve your relationship with it. Learning how to overtime just to put food on budget, save and invest are all very useful skills, but the the table. Most of us aren’t most important part of your financial success will be to self-employed. We work remain positive about it, even when things look a bit scary. for others, and oftentimes We can trust our own ability to provide, and know that our in jobs we rarely find only limits are self-imposed. Attitude is everything, in almost fulfilling. In a society that every aspect of life, especially when it comes to achieving focuses on the pursuit of our personal goals.  money for survival, status and stability, our other Kelly Chisholm is a Financial Behaviorist and Planner, who needs can get lost somewhere in the daily grind. We can focuses on women’s financial life stages to help them create easily burn ourselves out, feel enormous amounts of stress more wealth. Contact her at 505-974-1358 to schedule your when we don’t reach our goals, and sometimes go without complimentary, personalized 30 minute Financial Discovery the things we desire. In this process, we begin to create Session. Check out for more a negative dialog about what money means to us, which tips on attaining your own financial success. ultimately makes our financial journey much more difficult. There’s a saying somewhere about the relationship between resistance and persistence. To resist something means we are giving negative energy to that topic. In turn, it will generally continue to manifest in our lives if we keep thinking the same thoughts that are giving us the same results. You may wonder what you’re resisting by working so hard and putting yourself out there for the world to benefit from. The resistance is simply within our own minds. By feeling negative emotions tied to the topic of money, money problems will continue to persist. These little voices in our

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minds that say things like, “I wish I had enough to buy this,” or “How come they have all that money and I work so hard and have nothing?” all the while feeling envy and negative emotions about not having what we desire. We can correct all of this, however. We can change our thoughts about money, and in turn, alter our feelings about it as well. We manifest our physical surroundings from our emotional patterns. If you’re in doubt about this truth, look at the people who seem to have continuous strings of bad luck, and those who seem to effortlessly attract what they want. It’s not always about our starting points, our privilege, or even how hard we work. Notice the things people say

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Dr. Marilyn is a world-renowned healer; a medical intuitive who uses her knowledge and abilities to diagnose and treat children, adults, animals locally and globally (through long-distance healing). Specializing in allergies, pain, injuries, headaches, chemical sensitivities, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, autoimmune, PTSD and others. By utilizing advanced biofeedback, the body’s pharmacy will heal itself. “BE THE HEALER YOU ARE”.

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New! Destiny & Love Cards. Find the deeper answers you seek to the important questions in your life! Through the combined wisdom of astrology and psychology, you will be given significant insights from “the best of both worlds.” Rio Rancho astrologer providing in-depth astrology consultations for adults, couples, and parents. Forecasts, personal insights, relationships, career, relocation, spirituality, and more. FREE 15-minute telephone consultation! See business profile on page 30.


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Join us and receive a Jesus Blessing. Jesus will lay his hands on you as he transmits his Supreme Light to you. Your body and soul will be imprinted with a new frequency creating healing at all levels, truly an evening not to miss. Monthly Blessings at the Temple of Eternal Light and Love, Santa Fe. Schedule see website. Private session available with Mary Magdalena, Mother Mary or Jesus. See business profile page 41.

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Angel Wellness Boutique is a retail business specializing in products for people undergoing cancer treatment. The boutique sells items such as wigs, hats, turbans, breast forms, mastectomy bras, post-surgical garments, skin care products and arm compression sleeves for lymphedema. We target customers of all ages and genders. We do house calls at the home or Assisted Living Homes.


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These beautiful beings of light are always with us and want us to call on them for messages of love and high frequency energy healing. Always in alignment with free will, the guides masterfully get to the heart truth of the question or issue, gently guiding us to our highest good. Sliding scale, $40-$90.

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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, page.13.


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From a meditative space, I look for pertinent information to help you remove blocks that keep you from living the life you want. I complete the reading with a healing, replacing old beliefs and energy patterns with new ones that align with your current goals. I absolutely love this work, and I’ve been helping people this way for 20+ years. See ad page 8 and business profile page 43.


Holistic Living Expert (HLE) & Holistic Nutrition Specialist (HNS) Dual Certification Program. Learn to address core issues naturally, using kinesiology/ muscle testing, focusing on body system alignment and bringing back Health, Balance & Vitality through Whole Food Nutrition, Holistic Supplementation, Emotion Reveal, Habit Change & Spirit Balancing. You will get both certifications at the end of the 300 hour training.


Since 1979, SFSOM has provided a path to a new career in massage therapy and an invitation to a new way of life. Students enjoy small class sizes, dynamic curriculum, personalized attention and support from dedicated faculty and staff.700-hour Full-Time and Part-Time Massage Certification Programs and CEU programs available. Call for more information and a tour of our school.See ad on page 7.


Santa Fe Dr. Kristin has nearly 20 years 505-252-1691 experience providing

individual wholistic healthcare to her patients for pain relief and wellness. She offers traditional chiropractic adjustments, Drop Table technique, Sacro-Occipital technique, Barral visceral and neuro-meningeal techniques, cranial, muscles testing, Meridian Therapy for trigger points and pain patterns, balancing with acupuncture needles, nutritional counseling, Nasal Specific, NAET, and herbal therapy. 


A unique blend of advanced CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release, find relief and balance in mind, body, and spirit. Specializing in Treatment, Conception and Pregnancy, Trauma Work, and Chronic Depletion. See ad page 4 SANTA FE WALDORF SCHOOL and business profile page 18.

26 Puesta del Sol Santa Fe, NM 87508 505-467-6431


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, page. 19.

The Santa Fe Waldorf School offers an exceptional education for your child from toddler to young adult. If you’re seeking a school with a truly integrated curriculum that cultivates each child’s cognitive, creative, physical, emotional and social capacities we invite you to consider the Santa Fe Waldorf School, the only private school in Santa Fe offering the complete educational journey from pre-school through high school.Parent/Infant and Toddler classes are also available

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Jessica Sánchez is a nonlicensed MD who embraces her calling of Spiritual Healing. Having studied medicine abroad she understands the correlation of Western Medicine with complementary and alternative health care. Jessica provides Energy Therapy and Spiritual Intuitive sessions in person and long distance of many different modalities tailored to each individual, working to empower selfhealing of body, mind and spirit.



21074A Hwy #84 Abiquiu, NM 87510 Office 505-685-0596 Cell 505-927-4666

Judy Schneider, Healing Through Horses Retreat Leader and Transformational Coach, supports women who have experienced traumatic life events create meaningful and lasting relationships. Judy and her horses stand ready to heal mind, body and spirit. She offers private and group retreats, which are designed to meet the individual needs of each woman who seeks out an alternative way of healing. Horse experience is not necessary. Please email Judy for upcoming events for 2017. See article and ad page 33.



Institute for Ascension Medical intuitive Art 505-501-0501

The Foundation is dedicated to Awakening Consciousness and bringing balance and harmony to the mind – body - spirit. The Institute for Ascension and Medical intuitive Arts are both within its preview. New Spiritual Blog See article and ad page 15.

HAIRSALON & SPA CASA VERDE SALON SPA 5113 Comanche Rd. Albuquerque NM 87110 505-881-0464

Casa Verde is an Aveda lifestyle Hair Salon & Spa. We offer hairstyling, cuts, Chantal Fidanza Kelly Chisholm natural hair color and facials. 505-438-1074 505-974-1358 We can make your hair and skin look stunning in a Offering equine assisted coaching, intuitive guidance as Holistic financial planning for women welcoming professional environment. See ad page 39 and business profile page 18. well as Reiki both distance and Specializing in women’s financial at my peaceful Santa Fe location transitions- marriage, divorce and death Call me for your complimentary for both people and animals. HEARTTHREAD discovery session to understand your Support for releasing grief, money better and plan for the future. trauma, physical pain, healing See artical on page 23 and business RAPHAEL WEISMAN your relationship with yourself profile on page 41. 575 770 - 1228 and others and embracing the joy and ease that are KAREN TRUJILLO HEFFERNAN your birthright.Sliding scale and discounts for FLOWER ESSENCES & 949-547 4066 equine sessions, packages, seniors and veterans ESSENTIAL OILS available.See ad page 32 and business profile on page 43. EMPRESS ESSENCE HeartThread is a transformaEriene Iris tional modality that transmits EQUINE COACHING 417 Orchard Dr. a vibration of Love, Safety, (off Paseo de Peralta), Santa Fe Self-Authority and ConnecLYNN CLIFFORD 505-500-7667• tion. It allows us to release Life Healing & Equestrian Arts Enter a magical space where the old patterns of conditioning flowers and oils await you! and supports us in living our 1-505-231-5353 Hundreds of flower essences and a full potential. Call to receive In this beautiful yet busy world, great supply of various essential a HeartThread Session, become a certified experience unique transformaoils, including oils directly from HeartThread Practitioner or learn how to be more tion, where authenticity and Egypt. You have the option to involved with the HeartThread community. self-care serve as your compass; create your own flower essence compassion and curiosity guide blends & oils. I can assist you in your way. The vision is to different selection methods and I HERBAL MEDICINE connect people with their optimal specialize in creating personalized flower essence whole selves via their innate and essential oil combinations to meet your SONIA MASOCCO PHYTOTHERAPY inner guidance, the natural individual needs. See business profile on page 35. 11930 Menaul Blvd NE, Ste 219 world, and other sentient beings, particularly Albuquerque horses. Unmounted. No experience needed.



505- 296-5737

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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Find Clarity, Insight and Inspiration! Intuitive Readings, Coaching and Animal Communication. Clarify life choices and decisions. Activate practical solutions for your health, relationships, career and business. See business profile on page 37.


ElleWell is a holistic integrative natural medicine center offering chiropractic care, acupuncture, therapeutic massage, functional yoga therapy, as well as yoga and tai chi classes. Our mission is to provide quality holistic healthcare through natural conservative modalities that focus on restoring health not just treating disease. Our providers and therapists work together to provide a truly integrative experience.


4700 Jefferson Street NE, Ste 100 Albuquerque NM 87109 505-925-7464

An Integrative and Inter-Cultural 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-FOR-PROFIT. See ad, page 2.


600 Central Ave. SW Suite 107 505-582-9296

Your eyes reveal important information as it relates to genetic predispositions and your overall wellbeing. Understanding what your eyes reveal will guide you toward making the appropriate choices for optimal health. Call for an appointment. See business profile on page 27.




Do you have non-pierced ears OR have pierced ears but experience discomfort?Designer Ears, Creators of the World’s Premier Open Hoop Earring offers a comfortable slip on design to allow for the earring to relax on your ear’s acupressure point. With your choice of metal, hoop size and selection of dangles. Please visit our innovative collection now at


Karen Trujillo-Heffernan 949-547-4066 •

Surfin’ Your Soul provides multiple family services. Work with one of the world’s most effective & sought after family coaches. Clients receive assistance in deepening their heart connection, enhancing communication, transcending depression, addiction, anger & fear. Family meditation, yoga and retreats available. Offices in Santa Fe, Bernalillo & Jemez Springs.


Karin Lubin and Randy Crutcher, EdD’s, 209-923-0502

Ready to Have A More Fun, Passionate and Meaningful Life? Personal and Executive CoachingEnlightened Team Building. Feel more excited and energized doing what you love most. Live healthier with passion and an unstoppable purpose. We stand ready to guide the first splash into your next chapter of life. Begin now with our powerful four session Passion Foundation Coaching Package. See ad, page 11.


The Source, 3532 Anderson Ave SE, ABQ, NM 87106 505-636-0019

I love to use my Psychic/Spirit Gifts to help people manifest the love and life of their dreams. I often do this by helping my clients open up their knowing and awareness, raise their energetic frequency and learn to use their own Gifts so they can continue helping themselves. See business profile on page 27.

ADRIENNE Y (YVETTE) NARY, LMT 6415 1111 Carlisle Blvd SE, ABQ, NM 87106 505-553-4321

Practicing for over seven years in a spa and chiropractor’s office in New Mexico, I offer personalized Swedish massage. My style is both therapeutic and relaxing. I also offer Negative Energy Clearings for people and places as a Mesa Carrier and initiated Kuraq Akulleq in the Incan Tradition of the Andes.


819 Vassar Dr NE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505-918-6555

Christian Raphael is a medical support clinical hypnotherapist and an associate instructor at the Hypnotherapy Academy of America. He works with issues ranging from smoking cessation to weight loss, Procedural pain reduction, Post Procedural accelerated recovery time, Reduction in complications,greater compliance with prescribed treatment plans, Improved attitude towards wellness, all around improvement in outcomes, goal achievement and regaining natural sleep patterns. For a free consultation call 505-918-6555. See ad on page 4 and business profile on page 31.


Monthly meditation and dialogue sessions for people from any meditation tradition or no tradition at all. We explore directly what meditative work is and how it sheds light on the concerns of our lives, not theoretically, but from a simple, fresh, honest listening. Held in Albuquerque. $2 donation. Full 7-day retreat offered once or twice per year.

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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 nondenom-inational, open to all who seek the Higher Truth.




Programs combine advanced constituents , such as ChromeMate®, OptiZinc® and Gugulipid® with traditional & contemporary herbs. Michael’s® extensive line includes gender and age specific products, including Michael’s Factors of Life® targeted nutritional programs. Over 80 products in various categories including minerals specialty items. See ad page 7 and article page 8.

n our nourishing, co-creative sanctuary:Clarify your vision. Live your purpose. Honor your wholeness. Apprentice to your inner wisdom path. Become the change you wish to see and be. Shine your light in fresh words. Connect to the hearts of your people. Dream true. Claim the Transformational Medicine you deliver via life and livelihood. Email me for details and application.

1-800-845-2730 • Michael’s® Naturopathic


Nicole White, CHHC, AADP, E-RYT, Author Address: 3532 Anderson Ave. SE CHT, Humanistic NLP & 505-204-1437 • Ho’oponopono practitioner 3532 Anderson Ave. SE Increase Energy & Mental Clarity. 505-573-4000 • Decrease pain and inflammation.


Working primarily in the realm of relationships, emotional healing, and spiritual advancement, L’aura channels the highest vibration of love, called the Aloha spirit, into her Hawaiian energy work and spiritual life-coaching. Supported by her own guides, “the Grandmothers and Grandfathers,” L’aura assists her clients in releasing the blocks and obstacles that prevent them from living their best lives.


Lee Marie or Judith 505-967-3851 •

Targeted fat loss through natural, non-invasive body sculpting. This new technology uses LED lights at a wavelength that shrinks and ruptures fat cells

Release dis-ease. Learn how to eat foods you LOVE while choosing Nourishing Ingredients. Do you ping-pong between fad diets? Quit Dieting and learn to Upgrade Your Food and Upgrade Your Life! Call for your FREE Increase Energy and Mental Clarity Consultation to see how Delicious Holistic Nutrition can create a true solution for you.


Jane Wotton, Independent Consultant


New Mexico’s largest community owned 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 you are, you’ll save even more. La Montañita believes in the shared benefits of healthy food, sound environmental practices and a strong local economy. Stop by and shop with us today! See ad and article on page 21.


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Jami Brokaw-Matchett 1111 Carlisle Blvd SE Suite B 505-639-4087 | 505-205-0350

Awakened is a holistic training studio, our mission is create wellness for everyone through the power of proper food, and prescribed movement. We look at your body as a WHOLE rather then it’s parts and design a program that is not only realistic to your goals, but fits your bodies specific needs.We specialize in program design, holistic lifestyle coaching, corrective exercise coaching, and structural assessments of your body.


505-908-9558 Start a home-based business with this iconic brand. For 35 years we’ve been researching, formulating and manufacturing award-winning, safe, effective skincare. FREE website and training. See business profile page 39.




3538 Anderson Ave. SE, Albuquerque NM 87106


Karla Koch, ND, DOM, RN uses a multi-faceted personalized approach that stimulates the body’s natural healing process and addresses primary symptoms as well as the underlying cause of illness. Her diagnostic and healing techniques combine modern scientific, functional and traditional empirical methods to profoundly improve health and vitality. Dr. Karla’s goal is to bring “health” and “caring” back into “healthcare.”

Spirit mediumship, psychic readings, animal communication, medical intuition, akashic records and energy healing. Sessions help optimize physical and emotional wellness, with clarity and peace. See business profile page 35.


Animal & Human Psychic/Medium 213-999-9098

Sessions available in person, phone or 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.

PSYCHOTHERAPY DANA DARROW, MSW, LCSW 1111 Carlisle Ave, SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505-692-3327

Dana has been a licensed psychotherapist for 25 years. She works with adults experiencing difficulty with life transitions, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and grief.Dana specializes in depth therapy and incorporates astrology into her practice, if desired, as a tool for understanding one’s unique journey through this life.Clients can also schedule for just an astrology reading.


Learn to activate life force energy for self-healing as was once taught in China’s largest medicineless hospital. Wisdom HealingTM (Zhineng) Qigong addresses imbalances of the body, mind and spirit. Private, semi-private, and group classes for public, corporate, youth, and senior organizations. Ongoing community practice classes; open to all levels of experience and abilities. www.

REIKI SANTA FE REIKI AND ENERGY HEALING Priscilla Schmidt 505-395-0746

Re-balance to maximize your inner potential. Enjoy a deep state of rest and relaxation that brings about peace, joy and clarity of being. Healing sessions, Life Coaching, Business Mentorship, Certifications in Usui, Karuna®, Holy Fire® and Animal Reiki through Master Teacher.

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Jan Walker, Healing Practitioner 505-835-5440

Any one can benefit from a Reiki Healing Treatment, whether one is dealing with the daily stresses of life or a major health challenge. Reiki’s restorative qualities bring warmth, calmness, balance and a sense of well-being. Foot Reflexology relieves stress and tension, improves nerve and blood supply,and helps the body to normalize. See business profile page 18.


RELAXATION, AWARENESS, FLEXIBILITY in feet and body for optimal health @ Santa Fe Reflexology, LLC.See business profile page 41.



Connect with your heart in the enchanted forest of Carson!This beautiful retreat is nearn Taos, designed for you to deepen your connection with nature. See ad page 8 and business profile 43.


Tomaiis Herrera 3534 Anderson Ave SE 505-918-4211

At Andas Beauty & Skin Care, owner and founder Tomaiis Herrera revitalizes skin using a blend of all natural skin care products from Rhonda Allison, customizing A facial that’s just right for anyone! Also specializes in eyelash extensions, face and body waxing and more!


The Center, The Source for your classes and events. 500 sq. ft meeting room, outdoor meeting spaces and a great environment for classes, parties and events. Hosting holistic healing and community education. There is access to kitchens, chairs, tables and exercise mats; great for small groups as well as seating for fifty. Call or e-mail to book your event! See business profile page 43.

505-891-3619 9660 Eagle Ranch Rd. #6, Albuquerque, 87114

We are real people just like you, coming from a v a r i e t y o f backgrounds, with various interests! Join us as we explore life in Christ together!



Michelle Vidal 7413 Menaul Blvd. NE, Albuquerque 505-453-7646

Resonant Essentials, “Creating Profound Change for the Future” now offering rental space at competitive rates. Check our website for current class schedules and more information. See ad page 9 and business profile page 41.

Terra Phoenix, MA 3536 Anderson Ave SE, ABQ, NM 87106 505-933-8687

EroticFire is a sacred intimate practice experienced in working with clients on the healing and transformation of sexual issues and erotic wholeness. Based in Tantra as well as sex and intimacy coaching, EroticFire works with individuals and groups to create a path to transformation. Terra is dedicated to sexual health and pleasurable, passionate living for all! natural awakenings

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Charey Fox 3536 Anderson Ave SE, ABQ, NM 87106 505-991-0839

Supportive listening and healing techniques for individuals, couples and LGBTQ+ folks coping with trauma, grief and blocks to fulfillment. Weekly Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), gratitude groups, and The Cuddle Revolution, in addition to a monthly Community Soul Constellation. Sliding scale is available, call with questions. See ad, page 29.




Marisol Brito or Sarah Silverman 520-A Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-842-1080

BHAVA YOGA STUDIO is a destination yoga space in Albuquerque’s East Downtown (EDO) area where, since 2006, students can practice and study yoga. We are proud of our experienced, knowledgeable and passionate instructors, who help guide students to feel better, smile more and get in shape. Bhava is committed to maintaining the highest standards and, as a Yoga Alliance registered school, Bhava trains and certifies new yoga teachers.At Bhava there is something for everyone.There are classes ranging from The Fundamentals of Yoga to Advanced Yoga Practice. New Students can explore Bhava’s many offerings by taking advantage of the introductory offer to try 30 DAYS FOR $30.

826 Camino de Monte Rey, A5 Santa Fe, NM

We recognize your face, know your name, help you improve your practice through individual attention. Hot Vinyasa Flow, Interval, Restorative, more. See

NEW MEXICO SCHOOL OF YOGA Maria Garre 1111 Carlisle Blvd SE Albuquerque NM 87106 505- 508 1331 Website:

Dedicated to all things Yoga, NMSY offers diverse and transformative programs to meet all levels of seekers and students. From basic Hatha Yoga to Prana Vinyasa Flow and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy, you will find courses, classes, workshops and certification programs to challenge and evolve your practice. We are recognized by Yoga Alliance to offer both 200 + 300 certification programs.

The Chi Center

Teresa Betcher of Celestial Awakenings

The Chi Center in Santa Fe is dedicated to facilitating the integration of humanity in all dimensions by transmitting the wisdom practice of self-healing called Wisdom Healing Qigong. “Our qigong center offers presentation, healing events, workshops, retreats, instructor training and group/individual healing sessions,” says Master Mingtong Gu, founder of the Chi Center and The Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong who has taught qigong to tens of thousands of people all over the globe. “Wisdom Healing Qigong offers a complete system of practice for self-care, selfhealing and self-empowerment. It provides an effective path to take charge of your health and discover a powerful ‘inner medicine’,” he says. Ongoing programs include qigong retreats; courses; events; online learning for individuals and healthcare professionals; and qigong teacher training. Discover health, healing and empowerment at the Wisdom Healing Retreat being held March 1 to 21. Participants can register for one, two or three weeks. Upcoming retreats: July and October. See ad, page 3.

Teresa Betcher, owner of Celestial Awakenings in Rio Rancho, has had a love affair with astrology for over 40 years. Prior to starting her professional astrology practice in 2004, she was a licensed clinical social worker helping people of all ages and backgrounds. One of her favorite specialties is nurturing healthy family relationships based on the wisdom of the stars. She also enjoys providing a variety of other astrology services. Individual consultations include those for both adults and children. Relationship consultations support friends, romantic partners, parents, siblings and co-workers. Specialized consultations include vocational, locational (different geographic areas), electional (best time to start an important event), and spiritual (life lessons, karma, divine path). In addition to the many astrology services offered, Sacred Science of the Cards sessions are now available. Destiny Card consultations include “Life Time,” “Yearly” and “Yearly Relationship.” Love Card consultations include those for “Romantic Partners,” “Friends and Family,” and “Business Associates.” Betcher is a long-time member of the National Council for Geocosmic Research and the International Society for Astrological Research. She offers a free initial 15-minute telephone consultation. See ad, page 24.

The Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong Santa Fe, NM • 707-347-6489 •

Celestial Awakenings Teresa Betcher 505-303-0976/847-452-3198


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businessprofiles Christian Raphael Hypnotherapy

Correlations Bodywork

Christian Raphael is a Certified Medical Support Clinical Hypnotherapist bringing 25 years of corporate success experience to his hypnotherapy practice. In addition to running his private practice, he is an associate instructor and practical skills coach at the Hypnotherapy Academy of America in Albuquerque. Raphael is a graduate of the Hypnotherapy Academy of America where he successfully completed 500 hours of clinical hypnotherapy training receiving his certification as a Medical Support Clinical Hypnotherapist. He also completed an additional 100 hours of training in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). He is a Fellow of the International Board of Hypnotherapy which has the highest certification standards in the Hypnotherapy industry requiring on-going learning for recertification. Raphael works with clients seeking support for smoking cessation, sleep improvement, medical support, public speaking and performing, goal achievement, peak performance, past life regression and much more. Call him for your complimentary 20 minute consultation. See ad, page 4 and directory page 27.

Eva Lipton, CHom, CCSP, NTS, owner of Correlations Bodywork, offers intuitive and holistic care using manual lymph drainage (Vodder technique - considered the golden standard for treatment of lymphedema as well as blunt trauma and post-op swelling), massage, Core Synchronism and Classical Hahnemannian Homœopathy. According to Lipton-Ormand, activating a client‘s vital force in a state of deep relaxation is a powerful and effective way to start on a healing journey.

Christian Raphael Christian Raphael Hypnotherapy IBHCert#F1113-271 • 505-918-6555 819 Vassar Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

Cranio Sacral School of the Masters Etienne Peirsman, founder of Cranio Sacral School of the Masters, has taught craniosacral therapy internationally for 25 years. Just as craniosacral therapy has evolved over that time, so has his teaching. Peirsman has reached a depth of richness in the classroom that can only be achieved by a master. The foundation of his knowledge and experience informs his ability to explain complex subject matter in a simple, comprehensible manner. He distills complexity into relevant teachings so that you take great strides much more quickly. Cranio Sacral School of the Masters offers a series of courses that lead to a certification if so chosen. The NCBTMB approved continuing education courses are designed to transform your life and your work. This program is excellent for professional bodyworkers, including massage therapists, Polarity therapists, Rolfing practitioners, acupuncturists, physical and occupational therapists, nurses, doctors and chiropractors. Members of the general public may also study craniosacral therapy with no previous bodywork experience. See ad, page 9.

Treatment packages are available on an individual basis. See ad, page 25.

Eva Lipton, CHom, CCSP, NTS Correlations Bodywork 505-266-6558

Creative Holistic Integration Dr. Suchinta Abhayaratna, ThD, owner of Creative Holistic Integration (CHI) in Santa Fe, provides information and support for holistic self-care including stress management, self-energizing and chakra balancing, accessing subconscious information to support health and well-being, discovering and releasing trapped emotional energy, reprogramming new ways of being that support highest potential, addressing unresolved traumas that affect individuals and the systems they are part of, and creating meditative mandala art as a form of energy medicine. Abhayaratna has used the CHI self-care tools and processes she teaches to heal from a variety of serious health challenges. The focus of her work is to facilitate healing through discovery of the deeper causes of experiences and symptoms, and what can be learned through them. The CHI System facilitates reconnecting with the wholeness and holiness of who we are. It provides an easy but highly effective way to love, care for and heal ourselves and the systems we are part of. See ad, page 26. Dr. Suchinta Abhayaratna, Th.D. Creative Holistic Integration 8 Via de Estrellas, Santa Fe, NM 87506 505-471-0167

Cranio Sacral School of the Masters Santa Fe, NM 505-428-9203

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The most worthwhile thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others. ~Robert Baden-Powell


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by Sandra Murphy

hysical therapists have long used horses to help patients improve balance or strengthen core muscles. Now they’re helping to teach empathy. Given a horse’s significant size, sometimes distracting surroundings and Check with these online companies the need for safety, humans need to learn for any seeds unavailable locally. the animal’s non-verbal cues, and to, 800-777-6887 ulate their own. Close interaction without, 415-640-1280 riding is proving to be helpful for those dealing with addictions, trauma and grief, and for employees to improve their communication and teamwork skills. Kelly Wendorf and Scott Strachan, co-founders of Equus, in Santa Fe, work with both individuals and organizations. Strachan emphasizes, “This isn’t magic. Horses reflect our feelings back to us. If we’re nervous, Creative Holistic Integration (CHI) the horse will be more skitSuchinta Abhayaratna, Th.D. tish.” Transpersonal / Transformational Psychologist “We’ve had Individual Group executives arSessions Workshops rive with cell Holistic Self-care for Caregivers phones firmly in FREE Mandala Art: Circles of Wholeness hand and leave INTRODUCTORY Family Constellations, Reiki & Karuna Reiki. holding soggy SESSION 505-471-0167 tissues instead,” comments 32 Northern & Central New Mexico

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dorf. “For them, it was unexpectedly emotional.” For addicts caught up in a debilitating cycle, “Equine therapy gets the brain firing in a new direction,” says Constance Scharff, Ph.D., director of addiction research at Cliffside Malibu, in California. “Patients may say they’re fine when they’re not, but you can’t lie to a horse. They have boundaries; if you’re angry, a horse won’t tolerate your behavior and will walk away.” Scharff notes, “Equine therapy is complementary to psychotherapy medicine, and one tool we use in approaching addiction. Depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can be the underlying issue, so we can address it, to understand why the person became an addict.” Wendorf relates the story of an 18-year-old client facing body image issues. “Five horses approached her and touched her with their noses on her arms and legs. Where they touched was where she had been cutting herself to try to relieve her emotional pain.” “People feel a powerful connection when they let down their defenses and a horse responds,” says Sheryl Jordan,


Gift yourself the healing experience only an equine can offer! Improve health & well being, improve relationships, empower yourself.

Healing Through Horses: Discover How Horses Can Transform Your Life

by Judy Schneider, LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)


hile many people have already realized the therapeutic benefits of working with horses, there are still plenty of people that have yet to discover this modality. Horses have an innate ability to meet you were you are. They will encourage and reinforce your strengths to manifest what you want to create. Their way of being and how they tune into our energy has a way of touching our hearts where few others can go. Through hands-on experiential healing with horses, you will gain a sense of personal empowerment. When you learn how to communicate your thoughts in a clear manner, the horse will respond to you. Imagine being able to ask a huge majestic horse to take one step closer to you and have this new awareness transfer into your life, in your love, and in your career. Although equine assisted therapy has been practiced for over 20 years, there is limited scientific research on how this modality affects the physical aspects of our bodies. What I can share is that when I ask my clients what their experience is, they typically respond that they feel calmer, happier and less anxious. Therefore, it may be safe to say that working with horses lowers blood pressure, decreases symptoms of depression and anxiety, and increases oxytocin and serotonin levels. Serotonin, probably our most understood feel-good antidepressant neurotransmitter, is found in great density in the amygdala—the seat of all negative memories, fears and anxieties. Increased oxytocin in the amygdala triggers serotonin, which decreases blood pressure, heart rate, mitigates aggression and promotes calm behavior. Clearly, oxytocin and serotonin have a complimentary relationship that can bring faster relief from depression. It helps to free us from old negative emotions, inspires positive mood, aids in bonding, and enhances our willingness to communicate. It also encourages interaction with others seeking to enhance emotional bridge building, empathy and understanding.

Who benefits from equine inspired therapy and coaching?

The short answer is anyone who is willing to be open to the possibilities that they have the innate ability to change and enhance the quality of their life if they truly desire a different way of living. People with a myriad of emotional challenges benefit from equine inspired coaching as it allows them to engage in a way they don’t routinely experience in a traditional therapeutic model. With horses, a person has the opportunity to develop a relationship based on who they are in the moment and not what they have come to believe about themselves or the use of any form of defense or façade. If a person is not authentic and genuine, the horse will respond and most likely not trust the person who is in their immediate environment. Meaning, they will avoid contact until they sense the individuals have become more clear and honest with themselves. This is when the quiet, deep healing begins. Horses seem to know what people need. They respond to their energy and act accordingly. Visit or email to learn more about how a VIP Equine Retreat can transform your life. No horse experience necessary. See directory listing, page 26. Healing Through Horses has been offering individual and group Equine Inspired Retreats that are designed to create a holistic approach to healing, self-awareness, empowerment and provide a new arena for personal growth and development. Since 2007, Schneider has guided and supported hundreds of women as they embarked on their journey of self-discovery, explored the unknown and made peace with their painful past. Her background as a therapist, a certified Equine Gestalt Coach, as well as having an extensive understanding of the horse’s ability to tune into a person’s emotional state of being, enables her to work with a variety of people and incorporate a myriad of healing approaches into her work.

A Mid-Winter Mini Retreat For Women • February 10 - 11, 2017 • Fri. 6 pm - Sat. 6 pm Bring Clarity, Courage & Intention into your Life! • One Full Day Equine Inspired Retreat • Lodging at the Abiquiu Inn, including breakfast & lunch • Individual & group coaching experiences with your equine guides


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equestrian director at Salamander Resort & Spa, in Middleburg, Virginia. “Our Equi-Spective life lessons program brings self-awareness and the power to better control emotions. During the session, they may hug, pet and cry on the horse, but they leave the corral smiling.” The program teamed up with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) serving bereaved military families. Kelly Griffith, a surviving sister of U.S. Marine Corps Major Samuel Griffith, points to the power of equine therapy in a video at Equi-SpectiveVideo. Susan Wight, a former professional steeplechase rider and ambassador for TAPS in Leesburg, Virginia, says, “My husband was my riding coach. When he passed away, I was numb when facing decisions, but at the session, it felt like one of the horses was the one to choose. The initial flood of emotions and memories from being around horses again wasn’t pretty, but empathy is a specific language, and I’m grateful for the opportunity. Horses are a huge part of my life.” At Ranch Hand Rescue Counseling Center & Animal Sanctuary, in South Argyle, Texas, founder Bob Williams considers animal therapy a ministry. “We rescue abused and neglected farm animals, including horses that come into play when patients are not responding to usual therapies,” he says. “It’s important for damaged people to learn to live in the light, and our partnering with the special needs animals helps put them on the emotional path to health.” The rescue’s mission is to provide hope, healing and a sense of security for children and adults that have suffered severe trauma such as abuse, domestic violence and witnessing violent death ( Riding Beyond’s four-session program, in Ashland, Oregon, is free to women recovering from the rigors of breast cancer treatment. Expenses are covered by donations from the community. German research published in the journal Psycho-Oncology reported that 82 percent of participating breast cancer patients studied displayed symptoms of PTSD following diagnosis. “They often don’t want to touch or be touched, and have trouble with friendships and intimate relationships; issues that can cripple a woman’s life,” says Trish Broersma, founding director and a certified therapeutic riding professional at Riding Beyond ( “The medical team that saved their lives doesn’t treat these issues.” The first client, unfamiliar with horses, met Mystic, who touched her on the site of the former tumor. She says, “Even weeks later, when I brought her image to mind when stressed, sad or even happy, it brought feelings of contentment, peace and well-being.” Horses have been serving humans in many ways for centuries. Equine therapy shows they have even more to give if we are open to receive.

businessprofiles David B. Fisher Hypnotherapy David B. Fisher, MBA, CMS-CHT, FIBH, offers Hypnotherapy, Reiki treatments and Reiki trainings. Benefits include relaxation, goal achievement, issues resolution, more confidence, better health and well-being, and much more. Fisher earned his Clinical Hypnotherapy certification from the Hypnotherapy Academy of America and his Neuro-Linguistic Programming Certification from Creative NLP Solutions in Santa Fe. He is a member of the International Board of Hypnotherapy and American Council of Hypnotist Examiners. He has been a Reiki practitioner for 18 years. He has also been a Reiki Master and practicing Hypnotherapist for seven years. Fisher specializes in anxiety, grieving, chronic pain, phobias and PTSD. He is also effective at working with smoking cessation, weight management, test anxiety and sound sleep. Fisher offers discounted services to City of Albuquerque employees. He also offers packages and a sliding scale. See ad, page 10.

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tors. “They enjoy mixing up their daily exercise routines and look forward to the support and encouragement of their classmates. Discussions include lighthearted wordplay and questions about anatomy and physiology.” Pahl urges everyone at every age, “Consume only whole foods, always.” He rarely drinks alcohol and begins every day with yoga and qigong. “Also, be sure to stay well hydrated,” adds Jones. “This will keep your joints healthy, skin clear and moist, digestion more efficient and detoxification of organ systems more effective. Add fresh lemon if you like.” Physical fitness is only one aspect of aging gracefully. Spiritual growth lifts and lightens any mental and emotional load, while supporting physical well-being. Spitzer also recommends, “Reading, learning to play a musical instrument, crafting activities, computer strategy games or doing other activities that require concentration or new probby Aimee Hughes lem-solving skills; all help the mind stay tuned up and sharp.” It’s always hen thinking about the best car engine, the more lean muscle mass healthy to break out of normal routines forms of exercise as we we have, the more energy our ‘engine’ and comfort zones, venture into new enter midlife and beyond, uses, even when idling. If not prevented, worlds, volunteer and do what makes our heart soar. we should first clarify some myths and by age 50, for example, we may have Jones advises, “Choose activities preconceptions,” says Michael Spitzer, lost as much as 20 percent of the lean that feel good, refreshing, include of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, biochemist, muscle fiber we had when we were 30.” people you enjoy, and are done in fitness expert and author of Fitness at He also recommends regular pleasant environments. Don’t forget to 40, 50, 60 and Beyond. “In our society, cardiovascular exercise. “Do a good revel in sunshine or a good book on a there’s a mindset that once we pass our round of cardio inside your target rainy day. Listen to music, play music, 40th year, it’s all downhill from there. heart rate zone for 30 minutes at least sing and dance every day.” Our metabolism slows and we gain three times a week. It’s vital for lung Maturity brings benefits we can weight, lose mobility and flexibility, deal and heart health, the primary benefit embrace with delight when we bring with more aches and pains, experience of cardio exercise as opposed to just loving attention and happy novelty to shortness of breath and the list goes on.” burning calories.” life. According to Spitzer, this all can “For those in their 40s, I recomhappen, but it’s more of a self-fulfilling mend high-intensity interval training Aimee Hughes, a freeprophecy than destiny. “Research with such as burst training, along with a older people at both rehabilitation and mind-body practice like power yoga or lance writer in Kansas nursing centers tells us that the human budokon,” says Nelson Pahl, of North- City, MO, is a doctor of naturopathy and consulbody wasn’t designed to begin a major field, Minnesota, managing editor of decline in function until age 70, barring Longevity Times. “Vinyasa yoga, tai chi tant for the Yandara major illness or accidents along the and cycling are ideal during our 50s, way. Most of individual decline is due while hatha yoga, tai chi, or qigong and Yoga Institute. Conto lifestyle choices, not nature’s plan.” hiking work well in our 60s.” nect at Spitzer teaches his clients that “Most of my clients are 70 and ChezAimee@ weight training is essential for every age up,” notes Gwyneth Jones, an active group. “After age 30, most people lose aging specialist at the Carriage Club, between 0.5 to 1 percent of lean muscle in Kansas City, Missouri, who also fiber per year, which directly affects trains physical therapists, rehabilitathe basal metabolic rate. Much like a tion specialists and movement educa-


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InnerSpiral Hypnotherapy owner, Danelle Becklund, offers spiritual counseling, intuitive guidance and hypnotherapy sessions.  She treats people individually and helps them tap into their own abilities to heal themselves by incorporating past life regression, alchemy and energy healing into sessions.  Becklund is also an herbalist and an intuitive medium and taps into messages from the spirit world.  Her readings include connecting with loved ones, guides and the use of Tarot and oracle cards to help people with concerns related to career, health, relationships and spirituality. She also offers a monthly group that helps people tap into their own intuition by using oracle cards, hypnosis and energy healing techniques.  Becklund has training in counseling, EMDR, EFT, energy medicine, hypnosis, herbs and past life therapy and works with issues of trauma, PTSD, anxiety, grief and loss and confidence.  She offers groups and classes on topics related to stress, trauma, sleep issues and coping skills.  See ad, page 5.

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Marcia Briseno of Wholelife Wellness Marcia Briseno of Wholelife Wellness is a certified iridologist with the International Iridologist Practitioner’s Association. She strives to guide and empower individuals toward making choices that will help the body bring itself back into balance. She utilizes the art and science of iridology and sclerology — non-invasive and inexpensive evaluative tools — as well as a comprehensive client intake form and nutritional questionnaire. “Iridology observes the colors, pigmentations, fibers, openings within the iris as well as the shape of the pupil,” says Briseno. “The iris reveals genetic health tendencies, provides insights into one’s personality, and much more. Sclerology evaluates the color, pigmentations, red markings, and raised structures of the sclera (whites of the eyes) which reflects current imbalances long before a condition manifests.” Collectively, these tools unveil the root causes of symptoms, and provide valuable insight toward making informed choices towards preventative health, such as the use of herbal therapy, essential oils, homeopathic therapy, nutritional therapy, and lifestyle modifications. See ad, page 27. Marcia Briseno, CI Wholelife Wellness 600 Central Ave. SW, Ste. 107, Albuquerque 505-582-9296

Nathan Fox Psychotherapist Nathan Fox, LSCW, CT, has provided psychotherapy to clients with diverse backgrounds for 18 years. His clinical perspective is informed by attachment theory with a strong emphasis on helping people gain both insight and specific tools in order to improve their lives. In 2014 he became a Reiki Master and two years later, a Certified Thanatologist. These unique additions coupled with his Ivy League education make him the only clinician in Albuquerque who combines energy healing with a proven knowledge base in the field of death and dying. Fox specializes in trauma recovery and all life transitions. He accepts insurance and can make home visits as applicable. If you believe that you or your children’s lives could be more fulfilling, more empowering and more spiritually grounded, visit to learn more and make an appointment. See ad, page 5.

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following intensive intravenous (IV) ozone protocols, with individualized systemic support. Ozonotherapy is a prime treatment for infections, especially viral. Leading experts in oxidative therapy Dr. Robert Rowen, who practices in Santa Rosa, California, and Dr. Howard Robins, director of The Healing Center, in New York City, had good success administering treatment during the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone. In addition to many patients helped, “It’s been reported that ozone therapy rapidly cured five by Valerie Burke weakness, dizziness or drowsiness patients with Ebola during the outbreak,” s safe and trusted as for short periods of time during says Rowen. hyperbaric (high pressure) Ozone therapy is now used to or after treatment. Rare allergic oxygen therapy, ozone relieve arthritis, neuropathy, degeneraskin reactions like nettle rash therapy also harnesses the are possible with local applica- tive joint and disk disease, fibromyalgia healing power of oxygen. Since tions, although occurrences are and chronic fatigue. A pilot study led the 1950s, its popularity has by the Universidad de Granada, Spain, mild and quick to resolve. increased around the world. Ozone is an oxidant. saw improvement in the physical and Today, more than 45,000 physidepressive symptoms of fibromyalgia. Ozone therapy, like cians in 50 countries administer exercise, creates health “Ozone is also effective in treating ozone therapy to address ailments osteoarthritic knees and, via injection, benefits by delivering ranging from endodontic arthritic hips,” says Rowen. Other measured doses of infections and herniated disk individuals describe their experiences oxidative stress that pain to arterial plaque and of overcoming various diseases using activate the body’s Lyme disease. ozone therapy at internal antioxidant According to the RobertRowenMD/videos. systems. The primary American Academy of One of the most impressive natural enzyme in Ozonotherapy, the ozone therapy is su- evidence-based applications is relief widespread medical peroxide dismutase, from the pain of herniated disks, use of ozone began which stimulates particularly lumbar. More than one in Germany and another enzyme meta-analysis deemed ozone treatment has since spread called telomerase an effective and extremely safe proceacross Europe that keeps DNA young by dure, with pain and functional outas an alternative maintaining the telomere at comes equal to or better than surgery treatment for antibiotic-resistant the end of each DNA strand. and far lower complication rates (less bacteria. The academy notes that than 0.1 percent), along with significantly A study from Cuba’s allopathic physicians caution University of Havana of herni- shorter recovery times (Pain Physician; against ozone therapy largely American Journal of Neuroradiology). ated disc patients found that due to misinformation and a According to the Journal of Natural ozone therapy provided both lack of understanding regarding Science, Biology and Medicine, oxygen/ oxidative protection and pain its efficacy, side effects, expense relief. Such properties make medical ozone therapy used in dentistry offers and safety, even though pubozone therapy a safe and effective three fundamental forms of applications lished international studies as to treat oral tissue—ozonated water, treatment for many infections. well as U.S. clinical trials have It’s been shown to be particular- ozonated olive oil and oxygen/ozone shown it can be used instead of ly effective for sinus and endodontic gas. Ozonated water and olive oil have more expensive and dangerous infections (Iranian Endodonics Journal), proved to be an ideal delivery system. methods such as surgery Non-toxic and simple to generate, osteonecrosis of the jaw, ear infections, or pharmaceuticals. ozone therapy is coming of age as a hepatitis (Journal of Alternative and Therapeutic ozone has viable option for both the treatment and Complementary Medicine), cystitis, a sound safety record and HIV, intestinal and blood infections and prevention of illnesses. no toxic effects have been Lyme disease. Staff of the Sophia Health Valerie Burke is a freelance health observed from proper clinical Institute, in Woodinville, Washington, writer in Olympia, Washington, versed use (Journal of the American report remarkably fast results treating Medical Association). Occasional in integrative medicine with a master’s degree in nursing science. such chronic complex infections by reported side effects are slight


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their baby ingests the bacteria necessary to digest breast milk. As teeth later emerge, their gut bacteria also become able to digest solid food. “By the time a child has all 20 baby teeth, between 18 and 30 months, they no longer have the microbial ecology for digesting breast milk and should be weaned. Researchers from the University of CaliforniaBerkeley have found that the more frequently a mother breastfed her child

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Kris Kammer, a doctor of dental surgery and owner of Gums of Steel Oral Hygiene Transformation, in Middleton, Wisconsin, learned early in his career to avoid mercury amalgam fillings and early extractions of bicuspids for orthodontic purposes, and that xylitol reduces buildup of plaque bacterial biofilm on teeth. A study published in the Journal of Dental Research, supported by findings of a metastudy appearing in Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dentistry “shows that regular use of xylitol over six months significantly reduces the Streptococcus mutans population,” he says. He also suggests early intercepby Linda Sechrist tive treatments which can be performed by general dentists. “Parents beyond the second birthday during the ccording to a 2012 New York don’t need to wait for children’s teeth day, the greater the child’s risk of severe to come in crooked and crowded. Times story, “Preschoolers early tooth decay,” says Pearson. in Surgery for a Mouthful of These issues can be addressed with Development of facial muscles and a removable appliance that expands Cavities,” more dentists nationwide are recommending that children be admin- bone structure is dependent on chewing the arch in the roof dome, influences and gnawing. “Teething rings facilitate istered general anesthesia at hospitals bone growth and makes room for chewing that builds stronger teeth and incoming teeth,” says Kammer. Early due to the severity of decay. proper diet may also help prevent creates better alignment,” Such extensive dental work on she explains. If childhood tooth growth crowding of teeth as well as malocchildren is largely preventable. Wise clusion, or misalignment of upper and is delayed, Pearson often suggests a parents encourage their children to lower teeth, according to Pearson. chiropractic adjustment if all other develop healthy habits such as brushing developmental areas are normal. “It can teeth at least twice a day; eating fewer sugary snacks and brushing afterwards; help the body relax so that teeth erupt Role Modeling limiting fruit juice intake to four ounces naturally,” she advises. “Parents play a pivotal role in their a day; and sucking on bacteria-killing children’s dental hygiene. They influMouth-to-Mouth xylitol lollipops. Such a routine comence how their children care for their teeth, behave in the dentist’s office and bined with an initial dentist visit by their Susan Maples, a doctor of dental feel about dental visits,” advises Pentti first birthday can reduce dental costs, surgery and owner of Total Health Nupponen, a doctor of dental mediincluding hospital treatment for extreme Dentistry, in Holt, Michigan, notes decay that can cost thousands of dolthat Streptococcus mutans is the lead- cine and owner of the Halifax Center for Holistic & Cosmetic Dentistry, in lars. ing reason children are hospitalized Halifax, Pennsylvania. Other ways to reduce the too-com- today. “Cavities are formed when the Children should be made familiar mon incidence of six to 10 childhood rate of decay of the teeth caused by with dentistry and taught that they are cavities include breastfeeding only until the lactic acid produced by the bacteresponsible for their dental hygiene baby teeth erupt; avoiding transmission ria exceeds the rate of repair initiated from around age 1. Nupponen exof an anaerobic oral bacteria carried in by the phosphate and calcium ions in plains his gentle method: “I encoursaliva that’s the leading cause of tooth saliva,” she explains. age mothers to bring their children decay; early interceptive treatment to The unwanted bacteria is transmit- along for dental appointments so that avoid crowding of teeth; and consulting ted through saliva, which is why adults they can watch me from their motha nutritionist. should avoid licking spoons or tasting er’s lap. Generally, by the time they foods before offering them to children are alone in my chair, they Breastfeeding between the ages of 1 and 3. “This type aren’t frightened.” Andie Pearson, a doctor of dental medi- of bacteria thrives on sugar, so children cine and owner of Gaimed Dental Spa, shouldn’t have lots of sugary drinks and Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer in Wilmette, Illinois, tells mothers that sweet treats,” says Maples. Mouth kissfor Natural Awakenings. Connect at in the descent through the birth canal, ing presents a similar risk.

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Michelle Vidal of Resonant Essentials Resonant Essentials owner, Michelle Vidal, shares that her business is, “Creating profound change for the future.” Resonant Essentials offers space where lectures, workshops and other events are held for extremely budget-friendly rental fees. “Prices for our facility start as low as $30 for two hours and go up from there,” says Vidal. “More than just affordable, Resonant Essentials will help market your public events.” Vidal is a practicing metaphysician of over 40 years and brings classes in high level metaphysics, meditation and intuitive development. “What is metaphysics, you might ask? It’s more than healing/energy work or psychic development. Those are some of the spirit gifts which, when developed, help to us to unfold. Metaphysics is the science and study of all. By studying metaphysics, life and the understanding of all becomes clearer, our path becomes more open,” she explains. Find Resonant Essentials on Facebook or join their Meetup groups. See ads page 9 and page 29. Resonant Essentials Michelle Vidal 7413 Menaul Blvd. NE, Albuquerque 505-453-7646 •

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Santa Fe Reflexology Julie Glassmoyer, CR, owner of Santa Fe Reflexology shares that everyone who arrives at the door of her practice has been prompted by their body to schedule a session. “Maybe it is a generalized feeling of stress, creating a baseline of discomfort. Or maybe the alarm has escalated to the point of dysfunction or pain in the mind/body. Wherever one is on the spectrum of health, the body is doing its thing: helping us to navigate life,” she explains. Reflexology sessions can provide deep relaxation through work at one’s feet that prompts the awareness, flexibility and creativity of optimal health. “I think it is important to realize we’re not broken when a ‘problem’ presents in the body. The body calls our attention to stay centered when we are sacrificing ourselves in some manner. The more awareness, flexibility and creativity we can assume for ourselves, the more authentically we can live life,” says Glassmoyer. See ad, page 29. Santa Fe Reflexology Julie Glassmoyer, CR 505-414-8140

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or 33 years, the successful mission of Transitions Radio Magazine (TRM), has been “To assist in the Awakening of Higher Consciousness in as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, through multi-media, education and entertainment; or edutainment.” Now TRM celebrates the one year anniversary of, The Voices of Love And Presence, with the mission of serving the higher good, in love. “This philosophy was intrinsically included in our TRM mission, but now more than ever it feels it is our responsibility to serve more directly, “says TRM founders Alan Hutner and Elizabeth Rose. “We are in service to anyone who desires a wake up—heal up. And so, you will find on the website, under the Healings drop down menu, our specific offerings; and a snazzy on-line appointment booking system. “ The pair shares that they are offering free introductory private sessions “inviting you to be with us, and to heal with us, so that we may all be better equipped to be in service to the higher good.“ Hutners offerings include custom interviews for guidance in best presenting who you are and what you do personally as well as in your business; spiritually-based consults, counsel and coaching sessions primarily to facilitate the inner journey to self-realization, as a first priority in life; and Transformational Breathwork and rebirthing. “The breath of purification enhances life force and removes blocks to a free, spirit flow, removing the most common blockages to unlimited love, “he shares. Rose’s offerings include Family Constellations to restore love to the family soul and help others be empowered to live with the blessings of one‘s ancestors; bodywork and massage therapy for pure excellence in relaxation, rejuvenation and restoration; and Wise Woman Counsel for mothers, fathers and families. “These sensitively designed healing sessions are for both those engaged in the childbearing years and those who wish to address challenging reproductive issues, “she says.

businessprofiles Soul Medicine Healing Janice Noehulani loves to use her spiritual/psychic gifts to help people manifest the love and life of their dreams. “By helping my clients open to their own gifts through raising their energetic frequency, together we can clear energetic, psychic, ancestral, mental, physical blocks that may be limiting you,” she says. “As a love and life coach and healer, I’m passionate about helping people meet their soul mate, receive and keep genuine soul love, and become who they divinely are—joyful, abundant and energized. If enough people raise their consciousness and vibration to that of love, particularly self-love, we can revive this planet and our people.” Noehulani believes that we all have a choice about which energetic frequencies we live in. “By choosing the frequency of love and divinity, I know all things are possible,” says this practitioner who offers free 30-minute Love Reset Consultations to see if working together is beneficial. Sessions available via Skype/ Zoom, phone or in person. See ad, page 27. Janice B Noehulani Soul Medicine Healing 3532 Anderson Ave. SE, Albuquerque

The Center At The Source For over a decade, The Source has been building a community of healing and wellness professionals, offering eclectic events with both local and visiting talent/teachers/speakers and outreaching to a neighborhood. The Source has over two dozen practitioners who are all a part of this web of connection, including local coffee roaster, Michael Thomas Coffee; a wheatgrass and baby greens business; The SourceForest—an experimental community garden food forest; a small labyrinth collaborative-art site; a turtle pond, and many more outdoor nooks to meet, open one’s laptop, work and just be. Health, wellness and personal growth for both individuals and community is at the heart of The Source’s mission. With a wide and diverse collection of practitioners, modalities, services, events and experiences to choose from, people can find the help they need and feel a sense of belonging. The Source is an ideal meeting space for classes, workshops, groups, events, parties, art shows and concerts. See ad, page 29.

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Chantal Fidanza, intuitive guide, Reiki Master and owner of Your Divine Light, announces the addition of equine assisted healing to her services under the name Unicorn Mesa. Fidanza initially acquired two donkeys from a local rescue as her own “personal therapists” three years ago. “They are so calming and soothing after a stressful day. They truly are healers,” says this practitioner who recently added a sweet black mare, Jade, to her “staff.” In 2015, when Fidanza moved her office from town to a casita on her property, she noticed that when people came, they didn’t want to leave. “I have a selfie a client took with my donkey, Abby—their heads resting together. I realized there is something going on here.” “What do equines assist us with?” asks Fidanza. “Everything: physical pain, trauma, relationships, trusting ourselves. With unconditional love, they help us to see the truth and free ourselves.” See ad, page 32.

Elizabeth Brownrigg, owner of Vista Verde Retreat Center in Carson, New Mexico, shares that creating this retreat center has been a dream of hers for over 20 years. “I wanted to provide people with an opportunity to relax and connect with the land, connect with themselves, and expand in nature,” she says. Brownrigg’s gorgeous rural retreat center features five different lodging spaces, a studio with a sprung dance floor, a greenhouse, two kitchens, various outdoor meeting spaces, and two walking trails, all on 37 acres of old growth junipers and piñon pines. “The location of Vista Verde Retreat is wonderful,” says Brownrigg, who shares that the center is located within 30 minutes of Ojo Caliente Spa and Mineral Springs, river rafting and hiking in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, and horseback riding. “Taos is also nearby, but just staying on site can be a magical experience in the enchanted forest of Carson.” See ad page 8, pages 25 and 29.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1 Skills Sampler – 6-7pm. Meet CfIT staff and sample basic techniques used in classes/workshops. Experience methods for grounding and awareness of how energy circulates in the body. Sample meditation for being present in the body. Free. Center For Inner Truth. 505-920-4418.


tion – 7-9:30pm. Author Flo Magdalena, founder of HeartThread, channels The Galactic Federation and The Council of Light: Bringing Balance in the Midst of Chaos: Tools to Transform Your World. $20 donation. The Casita, a Healing Collective, 313 Camino Alire, Santa Fe. 575-770-1228.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9 Creating Peace From The Heart – 1-3pm. Creating Peace from the Heart: Practical ways To Directly Affect Your Reality. Flo Magdalena, founder of HeartThread, channels John Henry, the angel that brought HeartThread to the world. $20 donation. For location call Karen: 949-547-4066.

The Hidden Gift in Disorientation – 6:30-9pm. When familiar ways of being are disrupted, we may unexpectedly receive life-changing insights. This Evening of Exploration considers disorientation as an opportunity for transformation. Academy For The Love Of Learning, 133 Seton Village Rd, Santa Candle Work – 6-7:30pm. Do you wonder what candle rituals are and how to do them? Fe. 505-995-1860. Learn which colors to use for what request, what day of the week works for your highest FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3 and best interest. $15. Resonant Essentials, 7413 ARCHANGEL CHANNELING – 6:15-7:30 pm. Clair- Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque. 505-453-7646. voyant medium Donna Carol channels a loving message and powerful healing energy from the archangels. Coffee and tea service at 6pm. $20. Resonant Essentials, 7413 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque. 505-515-5088.



Healing Touch Certificate Program – Feb 4, 5. 8am-6pm both days. Course allows persons with varying backgrounds to enter, acknowledge previous learning and further develop concepts and skills in energy-based therapy. $365, notebook included; preregistration required. Eligible for UNM tuition remission. UNM Center for Life, 4700 Jefferson Ave NE, Albuquerque. Barbara Welcer: 248-882-1706.

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Mid-Winter Mini Retreat For Women – Fri, 6pm to Sat, 6pm. Equine inspired retreat; discover your passion and purpose through The Way of The Horse. Learn what horses can teach about building relationships through trust and respect. Create connections with like-minded women. Individual & group coaching experiences with your equine guides. $375 double occupancy; one night of lodging at the Abiquiu Inn, breakfast and lunch included. Bring a friend for 299. Email or 505-6850596. Healing Through Horses, Abiquiu, New Mexico.

Archangel Mini-Readings – 1-3pm. Learn about your destiny or karma, or just get an angelic point of view. Book a 15-min archangel mini-reading with Donna Carol and save 20%. $25/session. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10 Donna Carol, Clairvoyant Medium, 12801 Indian School Rd NE, Albuquerque. 505-515-5088. HeartThread Practitioner Training – 9am6pm. HeartThread practitioners earn an come with a modality that transmits a vibration of love, safety, self-authority and connecTUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 tion. This simple technique releases old patterns An Evening with Mary Magdalen – 7-9:30pm. of conditioning, supporting our full potenAuthor Flo Magdalena, founder of Heart- tial. $700. Surfin’ Your Soul Studios, 1019a S Thread, channels Mary Magdalen: Be an Emis- Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo. 949-547-4066. sary of Light, Hold the Eternal Flame of our Origin to Light the Way for the World. $20 donation. Behind Fruit of the Earth Natural SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 Health, 903 Early St, Santa Fe. 575-770-1228. ABQ’s Second Saturday: What you Absolutely Need to Know About Divorce – 8:30am-12pm. Non-biased financial, emotional and legal advice WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8 from qualified local professionals, providing peoEarly Bird Deadline to Save $600 – 9am-5pm. ple with the knowledge, support, resources and 700-hour Full-time Massage Certification Program trust that they need to survive the divorce process. Mar 22 - Sep 29, 2017. Early Bird Discount ap- $30 registration fee. One Executive Center, 8500 plication must be received on or before Feb 8 and Menaul Blvd NE, 3rd Fl Conf Rm, Albuquerque. deposit made on or before Feb 22. Santa Fe School Kelly Chisholm: 505-974-1358. Bit.LY/2blwejU.


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ing – 9am-6pm. This training addresses TMJ dysfunctions and the muscles and tendons of the jaw, tongue, hard/soft palate and ears. Learn to relieve dysfunctions from dental interventions like braces, and negative input from others. $645. Cranio Sacral School of the Masters, 140 A Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe. 505-428-9203. Reiki 1/11 Certification – Feb 11, 12. 10:30am6pm both days. Get certified in the healing touch of Usui reiki. Support your growth and healing, empower your goals, achieve more balance in your life. Open to everyone. Qualifies for the two for one special. $120, sliding, payments. Santa Fe Reiki and Energy Healing, The Casita: The Healing House, 313 Camino Alire, Santa Fe. 505-395-0746. Ageless & Awake – 1-5pm, Discover transformational energy techniques to help connect with your best self at any age and maximize healing, lifelong vitality, beauty, longevity and balance in mind, body and spirit. $78. UNM Center for Life, 4700 Jefferson St NE, Ste 100, Albuquerque. 505-9254551.

savethedate SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 Introduction to the Pachakuti Mesa – 9am12pm. An introduction to the powerfully enriching Pachakuti Mesa Tradition (PMT) five-weekend apprenticeship series beginning in Feb. Leave with the tools to begin your own Journey with the Pachakuti Mesa in service to all our relations. Uptown Area, Albuquerque. Free. Call Phyllis Clay for reservation, directions and equip list: 505-9184388.

MONDAY, FRBRUARY 13 Messages from Spirit – 6:15-7:30pm. Group will explore ways to connect with spirit though meditation, oracle and tarot cards, channeled messages and mediumship. $10. Danelle Becklund’s office, The Source, 1111 Carlisle SE, Albuquerque. RSVP: 505-321-4121 or

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 14 2nd annual FREE Valentine Dinner – 6pm. Enjoy candle lit dinner, amazing desserts, live music and free baby-sitting for the kids. RSVP for this event! Eagle Ranch Church, 9660-6 Eagle Ranch Rd, Albuquerque. 505-891-3619.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16 Cranio Sacral Understanding and Working with the Alarm Systems – Feb 16-19. 9am-6pm. Unconsciously we take encumbrances and utilize the delicate mechanisms of control, to pilot our own course in life. $645. Cranio Sacral School of the

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Academy Orientation Workshop – 6-8pm. Program provides participants with an orientation of the Academy: the history, mission, pedagogy and programming. It is designed for contractors, volunteers, new employees and partners. Academy For The Love Of Learning, 133 Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe. 505-995-1860.

Pachakuti Mesa Tradition Apprenticeship Series: The Call to Heal (Releasing the Past) – Feb 24-26. This first of five apprenticeship workshops initiates participants into the Pachakuti Mesa. Participants will explore the three worlds of the Andean cosmovision, sacred sound, ritual language, healing, curanderismo, and the inner world of the ukhupacha. Uptown Area, Albuquerque. Call Phyllis Clay for reservation, directions and equip list: 505-918-4388.

Cranio Sacral Immune System and Working with Stem Cells – Mar 2-5. 9am-6pm each day. Clean and revitalize the immune system and learn to work with stem cells. You will constantly repair and replace tissues, bringing your body to a peak of healthfulness. $645. Cranio Sacral School of the Masters, 140 A Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe. 505-428-9203.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18 Disorientation is a Gift – 9am-5pm. Learn how instability can call forth wisdom, creativity and strength. When familiar ways are disrupted, we often receive profoundly life-changing insights. Workshop explores this opportunity for transformation. Academy For The Love Of Learning, 133 Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe. 505-995-1860.


Cranio Sacral Eyes, Vision and Education – Feb 25-28. 9am-6pm each day. The eyes record everything we encounter. Understanding their anatomy and connections to the thalamus and visual cortex will help us release the energy they have had to absorb. $645. Cranio Sacral School of the Masters, An Intro to the Process of Self Esteem/Self- 140 A Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe. 505-428-9203. Appreciation/Self-Worth – 10am-12pm. We will explore what it means to be mindful and look at where we are not accepting and honoring ourselves. Karuna Reiki HFII Master Teacher CertificaWe will learn tools to end this pattern and learn to tion – Feb 25, 26, 27. 9:30am-5:30pm all days. embrace ourselves with compassion. $25. To reg- Connect with a deeper, purer, softer reiki. Reister call 505- 925-4551 or email Michelle Hale at ceive nine new symbols, learn chanting and UNM Center for Life, 4700 ing and how to use crystals with the finer vibrations of this feminine quality of reiki. Prerequisite. Jefferson St. NE, Ste. 100, Albuquerque. $1125, payments available. Santa Fe Reiki and Past Life Regression/Progression – 1-3pm. Do Energy Healing, The Casita: The Healing House, you feel connection to particular times in history 313 Camino Alire, Santa Fe. 505-395-0746. or to certain cultures? This could be an indication of a past life. Guided visualizations with discussion after; w/Dolores Cannon. $25. Resonant Es- SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26 sentials, 7413 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque. Transformational Breathwork – 1-2:30pm. Re757-275-4071. lease stress, stuck emotions and blocked energy Past-Life Regression – 1-3pm. Regress to a past from the body. Experience a greater peace and life where you will discover, access and activate deeper connection of body, mind, and spirit through a positive inner resource to benefit you and other a guided, conscious, connected breathing. $20. Cenpeople in your life today. Group session. $50. ter For Inner Truth, 1807 2nd Street, #84, Santa Fe. Crystal Dove Metaphysical Book Store, 525 Cen- 505-920-4418. tral Ave NE, Albuquerque. 505-918-6555.




MARCH 1 -21

Let Your Soul Soar with Special Teacher from NY – 8am-6pm. Want to recover your original pure mind? Create a deeper connection with body and mind? Receive true healing and loving energy while building selftrust? Open, balance, and heal your chakra energy system? Enlightened spiritual teacher will come from NY (28 years of experience, Body & Brain Master, ChungHae) for this workshop. $290; sign up & receive private intro session free ($29 reg). 6300 San Mateo Blvd NE, C3, Abq 797-2211. Call for sign up: Abq NE 797-2211 NW 792-5111 Santa Fe 820-2211.

The Healing Intensive Retreat w/Master Mingtong Gu – 1-3 week options. Focused training retreat for people facing health challenges of body, mind and emotions. Based on the approved effectiveness of Wisdom (Healing) Zhineng Center Retreats in China, this retreat allows you to directly access your inner medicine of mind, body and heart through the ancient wisdom of energy practice. You will be guided directly by Master Gu, a world-renowned teacher and healer in Wisdom Healing Qigong. Starting at $1897. The Chi Center, 20 minutes South of Santa Fe in Galisteo, NM.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 What is Holotropic Breathwork – 6-7:30pm. An informational evening about the history of Holotropic Breathwork, how the methodology works, what one might discover through breathwork and how it relates to the work of the Academy. Includes Q&A. Academy For The Love Of Learning, 133 Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe. 505-995-1860.

savethedate THURSDAY, MARCH 9 Intro to Intuitive Healing – 6-8pm. Meditate with simple-to-use visualization techniques and psychic tools for releasing unwanted energy, increased ease and clarity in your daily life. This class is a life changer. $150/six weeks. Center For Inner Truth, 1807 2nd Street, #84, Santa Fe. 505-920-4418.

FRIDAY, MARCH 10 Cranio Sacral Advanced Intensive – Mar 1014. 9am-6pm each day. Residential retreat at Blue Desert Hale affords you chances to go into areas of your life that are more hidden but which need to be found, understood and healed. $1300. Cranio Sacral School of the Masters, 38 Pine Haven Rd, Tijeras. 505-428-9203. Reiki Master HFII Teacher – Mar 10, 11, 12. 9:30am-5:30pm all days. Move into mastery, receive the reiki master and holy fire II symbol, become more confident working with reiki, increase awareness of its properties. Teach reiki I/II & master after. $825, payments available. Santa Fe Reiki and Energy Healing, The Casita: The Healing House, 313 Camino Alire, Santa Fe. 505-395-0746.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22 Start a Massage Therapy Career – Since 1979, students have enjoyed small class sizes, dynamic curriculum, personalized attention and support from dedicated faculty and staff. 700-hour FullTime Massage Certification Program Mar 22 - Sep 29, 2017. See website for tuition information; early bird discounts available, Santa Fe School of Massage, 1091-A Siler Rd, Santa Fe. 505-982-8398.


Title Sacred Art & The Divine Feminine – Sat.,10am-8pm; Sun, 10am-5pm. Anita Rodriguez & Elizabeth Brownrigg offer a cross-cultural creative workshop exploring the Divine Feminine within and without. No experience necessary. Meals included. All are welcome. $225 before 3/1, $250 after. Pre-register: 575-758-2758, or Vista Verde Retreat WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1 Start a Massage Therapy Career – Since 1979 Center, Carson NM, (between Ojo Caliente & Taos) students have enjoyed small class sizes, dynamic curriculum, personalized attention and support from dedicated faculty and staff. 700hour Part-Time evening Massage Certification Program ideal for working adults. See website for tuition information. Santa Fe School of Massage, 1091-A Siler Rd, Santa Fe. 505-982-8398.

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