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beautiful dear friend of mine just turned 50, she is the first of our little squad to welcome the milestone. I join her at the end of this month. To celebrate early, we met and rallied in Amana, Iowa for Octoberfest. It was glorious, we have stories and pictures that I won’t bore you with (smile). Instead, I thought I would share something we were given while the ladies visited Santa Fe around this time last year. We were wrangled by the Dream Poet for Hire, Marshall James Kavanaugh, in the Santa Fe Square and he spontaneously created and typed the following poem for us:
CELEBRATIONS dressed to impress the lightweight of desert mocassins so the feet float above the adobe brick spirits of tequila creating fiesta sisters feeling the youth of their converging green chile as an appetizer the ancient trade routes drumming up a luxurious glow of the sun through the winter finding this bridge between heartbeats is what gives so much to each occasion together so that times apart are left with longing for the next celebration
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he Hypnotherapy Academy of America in Albuquerque is excited to announce a special free, two-hour class being held at 7 pm on December 10. The class will be facilitated by Tim Simmerman Sierra, lead instructor at the Academy, who will be sharing three secrets to create positive life changes by showing attendees how their subconscious mind works. “Feeling stuck, blocked or stagnant originates with limiting thoughts held at the subconscious level. Learn how the techniques taught at the Academy are specially designed to liberate you from those thoughts and help you lead a more fulfilling life – enjoy more peace of mind and a joy-filled heart,” says Sierra, who will also present recent scientific research on Hypnotherapy Academy methods being used by the National Institutes of Health and will also discuss hypnotherapy as a career. “You can integrate your interests in healing, the mind sciences and practical spirituality with a career helping people as a hypnotherapist.” Sierra has been Director and award-winning lead instructor at the Academy for 23 years. He is a former two-term President of the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners. He is also on the Board of Director for the International Board of Hypnotherapy, and the author of the definitive textbook, Medical Hypnotherapy, Principles and Methods of Practice. Call 505-767-8030 to register and reserve your seat for this special free class. See ad on page 3.
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ichelle Lucero, PA-C and Kim Lee Molina are hosting a health talk on plant based nutrition. The talk will be held January 11th from 11 to 1pm at 9301 Indian School Road in Albuquerque. There are limited seats so reservations are required. Molina and Lucero will discuss how participants may regain control of their health using a variety of products including organic supplemental digestive enzymes with prebiotics and shelf stable probiotics. They will provide demonstrations showing the importance of making sure what is purchased can be absorbed properly. Lucero has been a Physician’s Assistant for 19 years and while trained in western medicine she feels it is important to augment those treatments with plant based medicines for a more well rounded approach. She works with patients to help them focus and understand digestive health as a priority. “Our enzyme products unlock the nutrients in your food to contribute to better nutrition and overall health.” says Lucero. Additionally they will discuss a line of CBD products that are different within the market in terms of their extraction process and absorption rates. “Our bodies are mostly water so oil based CBD products aren’t being absorbed properly, which is a waste of money.” says Molina. “The Brizo Pure products are created differently and absorbed better which makes them more effective and cheaper. They are also safer in that all batches are tested with test results provided online so that customers are aware of the quality measures in place to confirm potency.” Molina is a certified personal trainer and certified sports nutritionist and thrives on helping educate others in both fields. See below for more details on the event.
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Wheeler Shares her Learning Experience
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Prana Blessings Celebrates 1 Year
aGina Glass is celebrating one year with Prana Blessings in Santa Fe on November 30th. Glass has created a beautiful space to learn and heal and shop. The anniversay coincides with the Shop Small event where all are encouraged to support our local practitioners - healers, artists, and authors. Prana Blessing is a metaphysical shop on Rosina Street. Glass is the owner and also a healer. The location has a storefront as well as a meeting space. Stop by to participate in intuitive testing, tarot reading, see local tapestry art, jewlery, books and more. Visit PranaBlessings.com for more details on the anniversary celebration and talents Glass will have on hand on November 30th
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peaking of metaphysical shops, Michelle Vidal has moved her Resonant Essentials location to 3107 Eubank Blvd NE - Suites 33 & 34 in Albuquerque. The location is more serene and has better parking. Vidal has staffed the location with energy healers, sound healers, psychics and has made their schedule available online. Resonant Essentials has two meeting rooms available for classes up to 40 participants and has the technology to support long distance learning. There is also an onsite store and apothecary with gifts available to support wellness and healing. The move aligns with their vision to Create Profound Change for the Future. Visit ResonantEssentials.com for more details on the practitioners, event schedules and meeting space.
What is the basis of your approach with clients?
A Conversation with Julian Jonas from the Center for Homeopathy What services do you provide your clients? My primary modality of treatment is constitutional homeopathy. That is, prescribing a deep acting homeopathic remedy based on the state of the entire person being including their history, symptoms and characteristic physical, mental and emotional attributes.
In conjunction with that, I also use diet and nutritional supplements and botanical medicines as adjunctive treatments. In addition, I practice a diagnostic technique called ‘Autonomic Response Testing’ (ART) that taps into the autonomic nervous system to gain information about toxicities and infections that are often chronic and overlooked in conventional medicine.
How did you get started?
I’ve been involved with medicine my entire life. My father was an old time GP who had a solo practice without even a nurse or receptionist. I used to drive around with him as a child on house calls and even remember making rounds with him in the hospital. But my adult involvement began after college when I was facing personal health challenges. I began to experiment with my diet and explored going to naturopathic college. Instead, I ended up in Japan where for 8 years I studied and apprenticed in Oriental Medicine, became licensed and had my own clinic. Then I created and ran a health project in a Sri Lankan village for two years. By that time, I was married with a child (born in that village) and returned to the States. I was reintroduced to homeopathy soon after - I had read about it years before and was always drawn to it. At that point, even though I had spent a decade or more involved in another form of healing, I just couldn’t stop myself from plunging into homeopathic studies and 30 plus years later still haven’t stopped.
Have you studied formally? If so, what training left the greatest impression? My formal medical training was in Japan at the Meiji College of Oriental Medicine and then my 2-year apprenticeship with a senior practitioner. My homeopathic training began at the New England School of Homeopathy and has continued with courses and seminars - too numerous to detail - with leading homeopaths from around the world. I have traveled to India to study with various brilliant homeopaths many times.
The basis of my approach is to understand people - their constitution and the factors that have lead to and are maintaining their state of ill health - in the deepest and most comprehensive fashion available to me. That is why I spend upward of 2 hours during the initial consultation. Homeopathy then provides me the theoretical framework and pharmacological tools to facilitate a healing process for them.
What elements of the work frustrate you? What elements bring you the greatest joy?
Honestly speaking, the greatest frustration is how little known and poorly understood homeopathy is in this country currently. Even people who are familiar with the word often mistake it for naturopathic medicine, which is quite different. There is a general lack of awareness of the remarkable history and profound healing potential it offers.
“No doubt, the greatest joy is to witness people healing.”
What do you want Natural Awakenings readers to know about you and your work?
What comes up for me is quite personal, but in the spirit of full disclosure... My father married quite late in life and was in his 60’s when I was born. I didn’t get to share much of my life with him, but it took me until I was nearly 60 to realize that on some level I had modeled my professional life on his, even though he practiced conventional allopathic medicine. He was a small town physician totally dedicated to his patients: mornings hospital rounds, afternoons house calls, evenings office hours. That dedication is what I is still seek to emulate. For me, homeopathy offers the perfect way to do so. In this day and age, when the practice of conventional medicine has really become a corporate enterprise, I get the opportunity to spend time with people, to get to know them and the problems they face. And homeopathy provides a powerful tool to facilitate the resolution of these problems without the destructive sideeffects so common in conventional medicine. It is particularly suited to both acute illness and the chronic, often degenerative conditions that have become so prevalent. Join Julian Jonas, a Certified Classical Homeopath with over 35 years of experience as a healthcare practitioner, for a talk and Q&A at the Vista Grande Public Library in Eldorado, Santa Fe on December 10th at 6:30 pm. Admission is free. Homeopathy: What is it, Where it has come from and What is it good for? Learn about the principals and history of this unique, controversial medical art used by millions of people around the world and how it is relevant to modern day health challenges. Contact email@example.com for more information. December 2019
Holiday Sugar Swaps
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he holidays are upon us! The level of sugar that will enter our lives multiplies. What follows? The flu…yuck! Why? …because as we travel to visit our loved ones over the holidays, we capitalize on that hotel breakfast that is included in your room rate. Oh, add those office parties designed to sincerely thank you for your service, followed with those traditional sugar pie mom makes every year from a recipe handed down three generations, not including your own gatherings. Before you know it the toxicity of all that sugar has dumped into your system without you even realizing it. It seems like we’ve bought into the belief that a celebration cannot hold its own without something sweet, REALLY SWEET with lots and lots of alcohol for our guests. If you are living a regenerative lifestyle, think like a diabetic who must follow good practices with their sugar intake, all the time. It is important to mentally prepare ourselves for any and all slips into sugar overload when the holiday seasons is upon us. Sugar is hidden in everything these days. The worst offenders are what use to be considered a healthy 10
snack, for example those prepackaged granola-filled yogurts. Hesitate before you put something like that in your mouth. Learn to create a mindset with the awareness of the sugar content in everything before it enters your body. Remember what happened in the past, you broke down and went for those short sugar highs, consciously or unconsciously. Either way what an awful feeling you had afterwards: bloating; gain weight; you come down with the flu; and for many, something bubbled up that you didn’t even know was brewing inside of you because the bacteria, yeast and mold feed on this super sweet environment and triggered dis-ease. Acknowledge yourself for all those disciplined achievements you have made over this summer which has taken you to new heights with your health, youthful looks and energy. Don’t let these last two months of the year ruin all that you have done for the last ten months! We are strong and you have learned to arm yourself with some powerful sugar swaps for each and every season. Enjoy our latest blog, where we reviewed 15 Top Sugar Swaps that are Easy, Potent and Pleasurable which can be applied during
your hotel stays, family visits and office parties: RobynBenson.com/Sugar-Swaps/ Be smart and enjoy a head start when it comes to your health every season, any time of year, and apply simple alcohol swaps too: RobynBenson.com/Alcohol-Swaps/
Happy Healthy Holiday Season to your and yours!
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Maintain a Healthy Diet and Weight to Lower Cataract Risk A recent study published in The Journal of Nutrition used adherence to dietary guidelines and total diet scores to assess the effects of diet on cataract risk. The researchers followed 2,173 older Australians for five and 10 years in two phases. They found that maintaining a healthy body mass index (BMI) of less than 25, combined with a healthy diet, reduced the risk of developing cataracts.
Eat a Better Diet to Improve Gut Bacteria Researchers at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center tested stool samples of 858 men and 877 women in Los Angeles and Hawaii with a mean age of 69â€”regarded as an ethnically diverse study population with varied food intakes. The study found that those with higher quality diets also had significantly better gut bacteria diversity, a factor linked to reduced risk for a variety of diseases. Diet quality and a reduced risk of developing chronic disease is strongly associated with fecal microbial diversity.
New research offers potential paths for treatment for the nearly 20 percent of patients with high blood pressure that donâ€™t respond well to medications. University of Florida College of Medicine researchers, testing 105 volunteers, found that the populations of gut bacteria differed between hypertensive individuals with depression and those without depression. A second study by Italian researchers found that patients with heart attacks had different bacteria in their guts than patients with stable angina.
Researchers followed more than 36,000 Japanese men older than 40 for an average of 13.2 years. They found that those that consumed culinary mushrooms three times a week had a 17 percent lower chance of developing prostate cancer compared to those that ate mushrooms less than once a week. Participants that ate mushrooms once or twice a week had an 8 percent lower risk. The trend was even greater for those men over the age of 50 and was unrelated to other dietary habits.
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Train Students in Mindfulness to Reduce Stress and Improve Grades Sixth-graders that received mindfulness training each day for eight weeks experienced lower stress levels, less depression and improved academic performance compared to their peers in a control group that studied computer coding, report Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers. In addition to that 100-student study, researchers surveyed 2,000 students in grades five through eight and found those that showed more mindfulness tended to have better grades and test scores. They also had fewer absences and suspensions. December 2019
Marry to Halve the Risk of Dementia Wedlock tends to stave off dementia, according to a new Michigan State University study. Analyzing 14 years of data on 15,000 people older than 52, researchers found those in all unmarried groups—cohabiting, divorced, separated, widowed and never married—had significantly higher odds of developing dementia than their married counterparts. The differences were most acute for those divorced, separated or widowed—about twice as prone as married people to develop dementia, with the men faring worse cognitively than the women.
Extreme Weather Events Affect Mental Well-Being People that experience storm and flood damage to their homes are about 50 percent more likely to experience depression and anxiety, British researchers report. Surveying more than 7,500 people after the 2013-2014 season of severe weather, they found that those with homes damaged by wind, rain, snow or floods had mental health risks similar to living in a disadvantaged area. This occurred even when the effects of the extreme weather were relatively minor and did not force people to leave their homes.
Eat Nuts to Reduce Odds of Death From Heart Disease Adults that ate nuts two or more times per week had a 17 percent lower risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke, reports an Iranian study that followed 5,432 adults for 12 years. The research was presented in August at the European Society of Cardiology. “Nuts are a good source of unsaturated fat and contain little saturated fat,” says study author Dr. Noushin Mohammadifard, of the Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Institute. “They also have protein, minerals, vitamins, fiber, phytosterols and polyphenols which benefit heart health.” 12
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Forests and Shrubs Lower Medical Costs
Five major food technology companies have converged to form the Alliance for Meat, Poultry and Seafood (AMPS) Innovation, which seeks to create real meat from animal cells without the need to slaughter animals. The founding members of the coalition are both cell-based seafood companies BlueNalu and Finless Foods and meat makers Fork & Goode, San Francisco-based JUST Inc., and Memphis Meats. AMPS Innovation (ampsinnovation.org) intends to tackle obstacles presented in the cellular agriculture industry and bring products to the consumer faster with transparency and proper regulatory frameworks for cell-based products. Each member company has made significant strides in the development of these products with the hope they will soon be options in the everyday diets of individuals, as well as a nutrition source for a human population projected to grow to 10 billion by 2050.
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A new study based on the National Land Cover Database of 3,086 of the 3,103 counties in the continental U.S. published in the journal Urban Forestry and Urban Greening found that increases in forest and shrub cover corresponded to decreases in Medicare health care spending, even when accounting for economic, geographic or other factors that might independently influence healthcare costs. Urban and rural counties with the lowest socioeconomic status appeared to benefit the most from increases in forests and shrubs. University of Illinois graduate student Douglas A. Becker, who led the new research with Matt Browning, a professor of recreation, sports and tourism, says, “It occurred to me that low-income communities are getting the biggest bang for their buck because they probably have the most to gain.” Other studies have shown that people in intensive care units recover more quickly and have fewer complications after surgery if their hospital rooms look out over trees rather than parking lots and that forest walks can influence potentially health-promoting hormone levels or anti-cancer immune cells in the blood.
Electric Vehicles Get Their Own ‘Gas’ Station rules, requirements and contracts of oil and gas companies, he has completely transitioned away from offering petroleum and become the country’s first exclusively electric vehicle (EV) charging station. Because there has been a shortage of EV charging stations in the state, the station’s changeover was partially funded by the Baltimore-based
Electric Vehicle Institute and the Maryland Energy Administration. Its new 200-kilowatt electrical system will now be able to recharge up to four vehicles at a time while drivers wait inside. Doley says, “It’s not something that I expect to become rich overnight or something like that, but it’s a good cause [and] good for the environment.”
The RS Automotive gas station, in Takoma Park, Maryland, has been around since 1958, and Depeswar Doley has been running it for 22 years. Now, frustrated by the complicated
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler has signed a directive reducing the animal testing that the agency has long required on such animals as dogs, birds, rats and fish to gauge the toxicity of chemicals before they can be bought, sold or used in the environment. The agency also authorized $4.25 million in funding for five universities to research the development and use of alternative test methods and strategies that reduce, refine or replace vertebrate animal testing. He says, “Today’s memo directs the agency to aggressively reduce animal testing, including reducing mammal study requests and funding 30 percent by 2025 and completely eliminating them by 2035.” Any mammal studies requested or funded by the EPA after 2035 will require administrator approval on a case-by-case basis. It directs leadership and staff in the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention and the Office of Research and Development to prioritize and direct existing resources toward measurable impacts in the reduction of animal testing while ensuring protection of human health and the environment.
A 2016 study at the University of British Columbia revealed that air pollution is the fourth-leading cause of death worldwide, with at least 5.5 million air pollution-related fatalities every year. A new cultivation system developed by researchers from Imperial College London collaborating with the startup Arborea have created the world’s first Biosolar Leaf technology to purify and improve the air in London. They hope it’ll boost environmental outcomes not only in the UK, but all over the world. The process works by purifying the air through photosynthesis of microscopic plants, which removes the greenhouse gases from the environment and generates breathable oxygen at the same time. The startup’s innovative cultivation system can facilitate the growth of microalgae, phytoplankton and diatoms on large, solar panel-like structures that can be installed on buildings and other infrastructure to improve the quality of the atmosphere. Arborea’s cultivation system also creates a sustainable source of organic biomass from which nutritious food additives can be extracted for plant-based food.
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Cruise Line Abandons Plastic Bottles
As a result of its partnership with Just Goods, Inc., the Norwegian Cruise Line will replace single-use plastic bottles across its fleet by January 1, 2020, beginning with the Norwegian Encore. The company’s ships will feature JUST, which is 100 percent spring water in a plant-based carton made of 82 percent renewable materials from trees grown in responsibly managed forests. The cap and shoulder are made from a sugarcane-based plastic. It’s refillable and recyclable. Just Goods, located in Glen Falls, New York, has a global presence with bottling facilities in New York, Northern Ireland and Australia, allowing the company to meet demand around the world without shipping water from a single production source. It plans to replace more than 6 million single-use plastic bottles every year. CEO Ira Laufer says, “The company is pushing the boundaries of what’s always been done because it knows we all need to do better.” 14
Biosolar Leaf Purifies Air in London
Pond Plants Offer Protein Strategy
Fast-growing lemna, or duckweed, a flowering green plant that blooms on the surface of still and slow-moving bodies of water that is often mistaken for algae, is finding new utility as a protein source. California-based Plantible Foods claims that duckweed, traditionally the enemy of pond owners, is superior to other alternative proteins like pea, wheat and soy. The unusual crop naturally contains higher amounts of the complete protein RuBisCo and is easier to digest than some other popular plant proteins. It can be used as a substitute for egg white, is free of the top eight allergens and has a neutral color and taste. Due to its rapid growth, duckweed is less vulnerable to climate change. Plantible Foods co-founder Tony Martens says that duckweed grows reliably and can typically be harvested daily, no matter what the weather may be.
Government Order Reduces Animal Testing
Safe and Sustainable Fireplace Practices
One of the charms of winter is enjoying the warmth and glow of indoor fireplaces and wood stoves. It also emphasizes the need for sustainable, safe and healthy practices—especially when it comes to maintaining air quality. Try to buy wood from providers that use good forest management practices such as harvesting during sustainable months, reports WoodHeat.org. Environmentally sound woodlot operations include thinning out dying, less desirable and damaged trees, and including a blend of species. “Have a high-efficiency, properly installed stove that meets local building codes that’s sized for the area to be heated,” says Brad Harr, senior environmental scientist and president of Summit Environmental Inc., in Boise, Idaho. “Use dry, 10 to 12 percent wood moisture. Water sucks up heat to get to combustion temperature. Run at high heat, generally over 1,000° F inCBD the Oil firebox, to effect
complete combustion of the wood and gases.” Denser woods such as ironwood, rock elm, hickory, oak and sugar maple burn longer and conserve resources. Use a higher British thermal unit (BTU) per cord of wood to maximize heat production. (WorldForestIndustries.com has tips per region.) Harr adds, “Don’t starve the fire to extend burning time, as smoldering can cause incomplete combustion.” This leads to more carbon monoxide and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) being released that can cause flu-like symptoms, and at high levels, unconsciousness and even death. To help maintain proper airflow and prevent soot buildup, shovel excess ash into a covered metal container, store it outside and dispose of it in a few days. Smelling smoke can indicate the fireplace may be backdrafting and needs to be inspected. Harr also suggests checking periodically for potential cracks or rusting in the joints of a stovepipe. Make sure children and the elderly don’t accidentally touch the stove while in use and keep furniture a suitable distance away. Periodic inspections by a professional can address potentially dangerous creosote (tar deposit) accumulations, assure the catalytic converter is operating correctly and detect trapped debris in escape shafts that can force toxic gases back into the home and clog spark-arresting screens on tops of stovepipes or chimneys. If buying a new unit, make sure it’s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-certified, which requires twothirds less wood to generate heat and emits fewer harmful particles—two to seven grams per hour—compared with 15 to 30 grams for models manufactured before 1992, according to MotherEarthLiving.com.
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Awakening to the Evolution of Community by Linda Sechrist
en master Thich Nhat Hanh’s suggestion that the next Buddha would likely not take form as an individual but rather as a sangha, a community practicing mindful living, led many people to ask, “Why a community?” The author of more than 100 books that explore the Buddha’s core teachings on mindfulness, kindness and compassion, Hanh clarified the meaning of sangha as a good community necessary for helping individuals learn how to encounter life in the present moment, resist the unwholesome ways of our time, go in the direction of peace and nourish seeds of enlightenment. Even the best intentions, he noted, can falter without such a group of trusted family, friends and co-practitioners experiencing mindfulness together.
A Migration to Forming Community
Today’s trend toward collaborative processes and opportunities for transformation through online communities is made easier by the availability of affordable video conferencing providers such as Zoom, Skype and Mighty Networks, as well as online platforms like Facebook and MeetUp. 16
Although many groups form for marketing, political, civic or social purposes—allowing participants to share values and common interests—thousands more gather as online intentional communities associated with personal growth and spiritual awakening. Myriad individuals have been able to experience some aspect of community through international organizations such as MindValley, Hay House, the Shift Network and Dr. Deepak Chopra’s Jiyo, a wellness-focused mobile app intended to extend the reach of his ideas on health and social transformation from millions of people to more than 1 billion. In MeetUp, spiritual awakening groups recently comprised 1,113,972 members in 3,631 groups worldwide. Additionally, co-housing communities, spiritual residential communities and eco-villages continue to form around the intention of designing and implementing pathways to a regenerative future.
The Old Story Versus the New Story
The increased interest in intentional communities may hint at a possibility that the
human desire for community might be nature’s evolutionary nudge toward a collective leap that helps us to survive a changing climate and Earth’s potential sixth mass extinction. If so, this possibility needs a new supportive story that includes humans as part of nature, with its evolutionary impulse as a guide for body, mind and soul. With our modern scientific worldview, when people talk about nature, they typically mean animals, plants, geological features and natural processes, all happening independently of humans. A more suitable new story is cultural historian Thomas Berry’s moving and meaningful narrative in The Great Work: Our Way Into the Future, in which humans aren’t above nature by virtue of superior intellect, but instead are equal partners with all that exists in a materially and spiritually evolving universe. From Berry’s perspective, humans are the eyes, minds and hearts through which the cosmos is evolving so that it can come to know itself ever more perfectly through us. Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell shared Berry’s perspective. Traveling
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back to Earth after walking upon the lunar surface, Mitchell gazed out of the spacecraft window, whereupon he was flooded with an ecstatic awareness. “I was a part of the universe I was observing, and I became aware that everything that exists is part of one intricately interconnected whole,” recounts Mitchell, who founded the groundbreaking Institute of Noetic Sciences to explore the nature of human consciousness.
A Guiding Light
Seijaku Roshi, the abbot and founder of the Pine Wind Zen Community, aptly named for its location in a pine forest in Shamong, New Jersey, advises, “People are searching and hungering for community, which is number one on my agenda. If we aren’t talking about community, we’re squandering the moment. Whether it’s an evolutionary nudge or not, it appears that our tragic world situation is pushing us towards an alternative vision for living a meaningful life that meets the needs of people, society and the environment. We are awakening to the fact we’re interconnected, interdependent and need community, which is the spirit and guiding light whereby people come together to fulfill a purpose, to help others fulfill their purpose and to take care of one another.”
Craig Hamilton, the guiding force behind the movement known as Integral Enlightenment, is the founder of the telecourse training program Academy for Evolutionaries. His spiritual guidance and teachings reach a growing international online community spanning 50 countries. “Transforming ourselves in the deepest possible way is, in fact, an evolutionary imperative, and we need to be able to identify the indicators of emergent shifts and participate creatively with change as an evolutionary force. Evolution up to this point has been playing out unconsciously. We’re now waking up and realizing that we can collaborate and participate in an emerging future.” Hamilton’s experience is that where humans awake to the one that is expressed through the many, they also begin to engage together. “Practicing community isn’t as simple as it seems. In online communities, a lot less can go wrong. The stakes aren’t as high. People come and go, share
and engage as they like.”
A Community of Sisterhood
Laurie McCammon, author of Enough! How to Liberate Yourself and Remake the World with Just One Word, feels certain that humans are evolving. “We were last to the party with our big brains, and now we’re trying to intellectualize our way to an uncertain future without important feminine values such as feeling, intuiting, nurturing, interdependency and vulnerability,” says McCammon, who is deeply involved in the circle movement, in which women gather in small groups to empower each other. A regular participant in Gather the Women Global Matrix, a worldwide sisterhood that connects thousands of women sharing meaningful conversations and celebrating the divine feminine with the intention of bringing about personal and planetary transformation through cooperation and collaboration, McCammon says, “No one of us can bring about large-scale transformation alone. It’s time to tell the new story wherein our lives and actions demonstrate that together we are enough. Non-hierarchical circles that encourage authentic communication are part of this new story.” Citing other important circle communities such as Tree Sisters and The Millionth Circle, McCammon suggests that women tap into The Divine Feminine app, which allows them to find circle communities and events anywhere in the world.
Co-Creating With the Intelligence of Nature
Teacher and futurist Peter Russell writes books that are focused on consciousness and contemporary spirituality. His lectures help humans free themselves of limited beliefs and attitudes that belie many of humanity’s personal, social and global problems. The author of The Global Brain: The Awakening Earth in a New Century, Russell posits that the evolutionary process naturally draws humans together. “Humans are social creatures that need community, which I find very energizing,” says Russell, who cites the Findhorn Foundation eco-village, in Scotland, as a dynamic experiment in community. “Although residents went through
hard times, they recognized the need for honest communication so they could attune to one another in loving ways that would allow everyone to work through their difficulties. Today, life at Findhorn is guided by the inner voice of spirit, and residents work in co-creation with the intelligence of nature,” he says.
The Collective Wisdom of Community
An uncertain future is emerging, making it necessary for new and more intuitive methods and spiritual practices for developing collective wisdom, human potential and the skills for practicing community. “I’m in the process of finalizing 118 chapters from 90 different authors for a Collaborative Change Library: Transforming Organizations, Revitalizing Communities, Developing Human Potential,” says associate editor Carole Gorelick, who clarifies that spiritual practices are now playing a part in bringing about collaborative change. She notes that several chapters are updated versions of The Change Handbook: The Definitive Resource on Today’s Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems (2007 second edition), which included modalities such as World Café, Open Space Technology, Art of Hosting, Appreciative Inquiry and many others. A living handbook for developing human potential and the skills to practice community, Fred Eppsteiner has been teaching Buddhism for 23 years. A student of Hanh’s since the 1960s, he is the founder of the Florida Community of Mindfulness, in Tampa. Eppsteiner sums up why the next Buddha could be a community: “A better future will be created by people who are living the values they want for the world, not just abstractly using only the intellect. In community, we ask ourselves, ‘Can I be what I want to see in the world? Can I practice these things mindfully in community with love, acceptance, deep listening, compassion and kindness?’ These are values that every Buddha has lived for centuries, and certainly ones we need to evolve from a culture of, ‘It’s all about me’ to a culture of, ‘It’s all about we’.” Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings. Connect at LindaSechrist.com. December 2019
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Waste-Free Feasting How to Reduce Holiday Food Waste
by Yvette C. Hammett
he heaping platters that cheerfully mark the holidays have an unfortunate downside: Americans increase their waste by 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The discarded food and packaging burden landfills with an additional 1 million tons of waste each week. That’s in addition to the 40 percent of food Americans typically waste each year— nearly half of all the food prepared at home or in restaurants. Monica McBride, senior manager of food loss and waste for the World Wildlife Fund, notes that squandered bounty is grown in areas that were converted from natural habitat into farm fields, so it’s also a waste of natural resources. “Once you start cooking, you realize the impact on the planet,” says chef and caterer Steven Laurence, owner of Vegan Commissary, in Philadelphia. “My grandmother was the kind of person who, if there was one pea left over, she put it in a container and someone ate it the next day. That kind of informs my cooking. The way I was trained, you didn’t waste anything. You used everything.” In individual households, small changes can have a big impact, especially during the holidays; all it takes is awareness and a plan. 18
Frugal cooks can make room for a holiday waste reduction strategy by taking inventory of the pantry and boxing up a load for the local soup kitchen or food bank. Then, design a menu with the environment in mind, using portion control to avoid food waste and whipping up dishes that can easily be upcycled into new creations that can be used as appetizers in the coming days or tucked in the freezer for future enjoyment. Start with the Guest-imator at SaveTheFood.com, a great way to determine portions for a holiday party, says Cheryl Coleman, director of the EPA Resource Conservation and Sustainability Division in the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery. The Guest-imator and Save the Food, a program of the Natural Resources Defense Council in conjunction with the Ad Council, tells cooks how much to make to keep guests happy and includes recipes for leftovers, such as Crispy Sheet Pan Hash, made with leftover roasted vegetables, and Ugly Vegetable Pasta, made with zucchini, tomatoes and eggplant. Spoilage is another way food finds its way into the garbage can, and that too, can be avoided, Laurence says, pointing out that most food goes bad because it’s not cooked
properly or is mishandled in storage. “Mix animal protein with starches and grains in a container and it goes bad because of two different sorts of enzymes. It is a fuel for bacteria.” He also recommends using as many organic ingredients as possible for longer-lasting leftovers. “We guarantee all of our dishes for two weeks,” he says. Encouraging visitors to take home leftovers is another effective food-saving strategy, says McBride. “Have Tupperware or to-go boxes you could provide to your guests.” Reilly Brock, content manager at Imperfect Produce, in New York City, agrees. “Just like repurposing excess product requires creative thinking, food waste around the holidays requires out-of-the-box ideas to keep impact low,” says Brock, whose company delivers imperfect produce to customers’ doors for a cost savings.
“Why end the fun when the meal ends? The best part about leftovers—and the holidays—is keeping the celebration going.” “Also, make sure you keep food safe,” McBride says. “The CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] has a really great overview of how to do that for parties. Standard guidance is not to leave food out for more than two hours. So, as a party planner, make sure you mentally note when you put food out.” Coleman recommends taking it a step beyond the holidays by joining a movement to cut food waste year-round. She suggests visiting FurtherWithFood.org to learn more. “Through that and additional outreach, we might be able to start to change,” says McBride. Yvette C. Hammett is an environmental writer based in Valrico, Florida. Connect at YvetteHammett28@hotmail.com.
Surgeon Mary Neal on Lessons From Heaven by Kajsa Nickels
n 1999, while kayaking on the Fuy River in Chile, orthopedic surgeon Mary Neal became trapped beneath a waterfall and drowned. She was underwater for 30 minutes before the current pulled her out. During that time, Neal experienced what she believes to be a miraculous event in which she penetrated the veil dividing the physical and spiritual worlds. There, she was told that it was not yet her time, and of the future death of her eldest son, a prediction that was fulfilled 10 years later. The experience gave her a new perspective on the purpose of our Earthly existence and life after death. She has since written two books on the subject: To Heaven and Back: A Doctor’s Extraordinary Account of Her Death, Heaven, Angels and Life Again; and 7 Lessons from Heaven: How Dying Taught Me to Live a Joy-Filled Life. Her life-altering experience prompted her to pay more attention to those things that are truly important: faith, family and relationships with other human beings. She lives with her family in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where she continues to mend broken bones.
How is your approach to everyday life different than it was prior to your NDE?
I am able to be entirely present in every moment of my life. I can experience deep and abiding joy regardless of my circumstances. I am able to trust that grace covers my past, that there is life after death and a plan for my life. No matter what is happening, even if it is terrible, beauty will come out of it. Most people are trapped in regrets of the past and worry about the future. With complete trust in God, I am able to fully have joy in each and every moment.
Is there a difference between joy and happiness? any examples to disprove what happened, especially when the predicted death of my oldest son came to pass.
What was the most profound moment of your experience?
It’s hard to pinpoint the most profound moment of the entire experience, but what impacted me most was the realization that God is real, and He is present to each and every one of us every moment of our daily lives. I realized to the depths of my soul that all God’s promises are true, not just wishful thinking or a vague hope.
How do you think your medical background makes you uniquely qualified to speak on How has your NDE made near-death experiences (NDE)? you a better wife, mother and medical professional? I am a very concrete thinker and analyze everything. Being a doctor also gave me access to many resources that the common person would not. I spent many months researching scientific and medical literature to try to come up with a logical explanation of what had happened to me. I was forced to conclude that my experience fell outside of the parameters of both science and medicine. I could not find
reflect love to the world and other people. I was a “good person” before my NDE, but I now see differently. I see that each human being is incredibly loved, and that we are all one: We are them, and they are us. Everything else in the world is secondary to God’s love and presence in our lives.
You can’t have an NDE without having your entire life changed. When you realize that there is more to life than what you can see with your physical eyes, it changes your entire perspective on every moment of every day. The things we say and the things we do create a ripple effect that spreads beyond the boundaries of our human sight. Love is ultimately the only thing that matters, to
Absolutely. Happiness is an emotion based on circumstances. Happiness can accompany joy, but not always. Joy is a state of being, of trusting in God, of believing that his promises are true. Joy comes from freedom—freedom from disruptive emotions like guilt, remorse, unforgiveness. Even in the devastation of my oldest son’s death, I can honestly say that I experienced a deep joy from trusting in God’s love and promises.
Why do you believe heaven is written in our hearts?
As a scientist, I firmly believe that we are created beings with physical bodies and spiritual souls. I believe that our spiritual self remembers heaven and remembers joy. Part of our journey here on Earth is to rediscover our connection with God. As adults, we often feel that we have to choose between science and spiritualism. The truth is that they coexist, answering questions in different ways. Kajsa Nickels is a freelance author who lives in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Connect at firstname.lastname@example.org. December 2019
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ur bones are the Osteoporosis can be menopause and if the bone density is very low, foundation that prevented, and I’ve but we can always make supports our seen many patients some improvements in bodies and the quality of our lives. Unlike the brick reverse osteoporosis. bone health. We need to assess diet, exercise, and mortar and bedrock ~Leat Kuzniar gastrointestinal health, of a building, the human hormones, medications, skeletal system is living pH and even stress levels.” tissue that breaks down and rebuilds; this constant remodeling demands much Synergy of Vitamins more than just taking an obligatory calcium supplement. and Minerals Compromised bone health is most Walter Willett, M.D., chairman of the often associated with postmenopausal Department of Nutrition at the Harvard women, but it can also impact men and T.H. Chan School of Public Health, aryounger adults. Genetics, hormonal gues that the daily recommended 1,000changes and nutritional deficiencies can to-1,200 milligrams of calcium is based all foster bone loss. The National Oson inadequate studies, and advises half teoporosis Foundation reports that 44 that amount. million Americans have low bone density Other minerals may play an equally and 10 million suffer from osteoporosis, critical role. The body robs calcium from the facing a high risk of fracture from this bones when blood levels of this vital mineral debilitating condition. fall too low; but taking a calcium supple Fortunately, it’s never too early or ment—especially without co-nutrients—can too late to do right by our bones. “Osteoincrease fracture risk. “Calcium supplemenporosis can be prevented, and I’ve seen tation is complex; more isn’t better. Vitamin many patients reverse osteoporosis,” says D is essential for calcium absorption, and Leat Kuzniar, a Nutley, New Jersey, natuvitamin K2 is essential for getting that calcium to your bones and keeping it out ropath. “It becomes more difficult after
of your arteries,” Kuzniar says. Magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and potassium are also allies in calcium metabolism. Vitamin C, too, is a key player in bone health, promoting collagen synthesis. Nutrient absorption relies on integrity of gut health, so opting for probiotics is a wise choice across the board.
Bone Up on Superfoods Optimally, the quest for stronger bones begins with a nutrientdense diet. “Plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, protein and some fats create a physiology in the body to support optimal bone health. Avoiding too much sodium and animal protein also helps,” says Mary Jane Detroyer, a New York Citybased nutritionist and certified dietitian. She underscores the importance of mineral-packed kale, collards, mustard greens, bok choy and broccoli, but warns against oxalate-laden spinach and chard, which inhibit calcium absorption. “Other calciumrich foods like tofu, edamame, yogurt, kefir and cheese are also good, as well as milk substitutes fortified with calcium.” Omega-3-rich chia seeds, walnuts and other tree nuts are heavy hitters that boost both calcium absorption and collagen production essential for bone strength. A 2016 Brazilian study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that a diet with excessive sweets and caffeinated beverages negatively impacts bone mineral density in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Soda consumption also amps up the risk of fractures. An analysis of female subjects spanning 30 years published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2014 reveals a 14 percent increased risk for fractures with each daily serving of soda, including diet beverages.
Get Moving High-impact activities like jumping rope and jogging build strong bones in our youth, but as we age, low-impact exercise is easier on the joints. Mayo Clinic recommendations include walking, gardening, dancing, stair-climbing and elliptical training. Resistance also yields significant results. A 2018 Korean study published in the journal EnM reveals that exercise employing free weights, weight machines and elastic bands increases muscle and bone mass in both women and men. American College of Sports Medicine-certified personal trainer Susie Hathaway, in Fairfield, Iowa, explains why. “What’s good for muscles is good for bones. When a muscle contracts, it gives a beneficial pull on the adjacent bones, stimulating the bone-building cells to be more active.” Hathaway highlights safety and the importance of bearing weight on the feet. “Gravity is important for bone health. Weightbearing aerobic exercise, such as brisk walking, provides a mild stimulus for your bones and helps slow down bone loss.” Kuzniar reminds us that with the right care, our bones can carry us through life. “Once we know what factors are at play in the patient, we can address the underlying causes.” Marlaina Donato is an author and composer. Connect at AutumnEmbersMusic.com.
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he holidays may send too many sugar plums and frosted gingerbread figures dancing in the heads of people with dietary restrictions. Anyone that chooses to avoid highly processed flours or sugars, artificial ingredients and loads of butter will typically be presented with all of this and more at social gatherings this time of year. They arrive on visually appealing cookie platters that tempt with their cute shapes, vibrant colors and sparkle. Some, like the gingerbread and reindeer cutouts, will beckon with glazed eyes: “Just one,” they whisper. But one can turn into nine and make someone that may normally avoid sugar or gluten feel bodily regrets. Someone that is vegan or allergic may feel they can’t have treats. Making healthier choices about food is difficult for reasons many don’t understand. “People have relationships with food—involving family, comfort and traditions—and they don’t want to give that up,” says James Brandon, of Tampa, founder of Facebook’s Vegan and PlantBased Beginner’s Community. Brandon says that holiday treats are tough to resist, but staying true to health goals is most important in the long run. The best defense to avoid frustration at social food events is to bring a dish to
share that meets your dietary needs, says Megan Gilmore, the author of No Excuses Detox: 100 Recipes to Help You Eat Healthy Every Day and a blogger at Detoxinista. com. “That way, you can introduce something delicious to your friends, family or co-workers and be sure you’ll have something to eat!” A batch of simple, delectable, visually appealing and healthful cookies can be that plate to share, a gift to give or something to keep on hand for guests. Keep the focus on simple, advises Pamela Reed, who blogs at BrooklynFarmGirl.com. There are plenty of recipes that will satisfy the sweet tooth and decorate the holiday buffet (until they’re all eaten, that is). Don’t increase holiday stress by trying a new recipe at the last minute. “Stick with your favorite recipes that you know are going to be a success and are going to leave everyone’s taste buds happy,” she says. Transitioning to a more conscious way of eating isn’t about deprivation or leaving tradition behind. Bring on the new and healthful cookie recipes and name one after your grandma. Julie Peterson writes from her home in rural Wisconsin. Contact her at JuliePeterson2222@gmail.com.
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Oh-So-Healthy Holiday Treats Peanut Butter Cookies (Vegan, Gluten Free)
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Yields: About 18 cookies 1 cup creamy peanut butter ½ cup coconut sugar ½ cup brown sugar 2 tsp vanilla ⅔ cup oat flour 1 tsp baking soda ¼ tsp salt ¼ cup almond milk Additional sugar to roll cookies in Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, cream together peanut butter and sugars with a hand mixer. Once combined, add vanilla and continue mixing.
Add flour, baking soda, salt and almond milk into the bowl and mix for a few seconds, until combined. The cookie dough will be a little crumbly. Prepare 2 cookie sheets with silicone baking sheets or spray with nonstick spray. Roll the dough into large balls, and then gently roll in sugar to cover them. Use a fork to gently press down on each cookie a little bit—not too much, or they will crumble. Bake cookies for 12 minutes. Once out of the oven, allow to cool for 15 minutes. This is important, as the cookies will be very soft when they come out of the oven, but they will harden up as they cool. Store in an airtight container or freeze. Recipe courtesy of BrooklynFarmGirl.com.
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Line a standard loaf pan with parchment paper and set it aside. In a medium bowl, stir together the chocolate crust ingredients until a moist dough is formed. Press the dough evenly into the bottom of the lined loaf pan and place it in the freezer to set.
1 cup pecan halves ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut 1 cup soft Medjool dates, pitted (about 10 dates) 1 Tbsp coconut oil ½ tsp sea salt ½ tsp vanilla extract ½ cup arrowroot or tapioca starch Extra arrowroot for dusting, or coconut sugar Place the pecans and shredded coconut in a large food processor fitted with an “S” blade, and process until the pecans are broken down and crumbly. Add in the rest of the ingredients and process again, until a sticky dough is formed. (It should stick together when pressed between two fingers.) Scoop the dough by rounded tablespoons and roll the dough between your hands, forming balls. Arrange the balls on a plate or baking sheet lined with parchment paper, then place them in the freezer to
To prepare the filling, you can use the same bowl to stir the peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut oil and salt. Depending on whether you’re using salted or unsalted peanut butter, consider adding more salt to taste. Store-bought peanut butter cups are quite salty, so I like to add a generous pinch of salt to mimic that flavor. Remove the crust from the freezer and pour the peanut butter filling over the top, using a spatula to spread it out evenly. Return the pan to the freezer to set.
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Rinse the mixing bowl and use it again to make the final layer. Combine the cocoa powder, melted coconut oil and maple syrup, whisking well to break up any clumps. Once the mixture has become a smooth chocolate sauce, pour it over the peanut butter layer, and return the pan to the freezer to set until firm, about an hour or two. Once the bars are firm, grab the edges of parchment paper to easily lift the solid bar from the pan, and use a sharp knife to slice the bars into your desired size. Store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks, or in the freezer for up to a month. (The bars become very firm if frozen for too long, so I prefer serving them from the fridge after the initial firming-up time.) Source: Detoxinista.com/no-bake-peanutbutter-cup-bars-vegan
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The Generous Heart How Giving Transforms Us
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ne of the ways we come into balance and connection with each other and with life is by giving from the heart. When we give to others, whether it’s an act of kindness, generosity or compassion, it helps us live from the heart instead of the ego. Living from the ego is painful and exhausting. It’s like feeding a hungry monster that’s never satisfied. Ego craves, pursues and clings to status, approval, material wealth and control. It views the world through the eyes of fear—constantly evaluating, judging and acting in ways that are self-centered, defensive and protective. Like with Scrooge, ego closes our heart and makes us small, fearful and contracted. By contrast, generosity requires that we open our hearts to the world and each other. We allow ourselves to be vulnerable. In doing this, we open ourselves fully to life, love and relationships. We let go of striving and pursuing things. When we stop striving, we begin to see, value and respond to what’s happening in the present moment in ways that are healthy and healing. Our priority shifts from acquiring things to appreciating what we have and being open to sharing with others. Generosity is a quality of kindness, of living from a place of abundance. We see the world through a clear lens that isn’t clouded by fear, wanting or clinging. When
we interact with others, our connection is genuine. We see people instead of judgments or labels. Being generous arises from the heart, not the wallet. We don’t need to have material wealth in order to be generous. The only requirement is a willingness to open our hearts, to see life as it is and to interact with others from a place of compassion and love. Some examples of generous acts are: n Doing a household chore without being asked. n Setting aside what we’re doing and listening to someone in need of emotional support. n Telling loved ones what we appreciate about them. n Listening to children and trying to see the world through their eyes before offering advice. n Smiling at a stranger. n When asking, “How are you?” looking into the person’s eyes and taking time to truly listen with an attitude of curiosity and compassion. Generosity awakens goodness in the heart, and this helps us open to life, love and relationships. Cindy Ricardo is a Coral Springs, Floridabased psychotherapist who blogs at ACaringCounselor.com. December 2019
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calendar of events SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1 Tarot Discussion Group 11:00 - 12:30 PM LET’S TALK-Discussion group on Egyptian Tarot and how it relates to Astrology. Presently discussing Major Arcana and how it relates to issues that come up in your life. Teaching Tarot spreads as well! Come join us for a casual discussion in an easy relaxed atmosphere. Donations LOCATION: 2119 Gold Street SE Albuquerque 505-247-1338 email@example.com https://www.light.org Usui Reiki Level I 12:00 - 5:00 PM Learn to Channel this Powerful Energy. Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is a Japanese healing technique for stress reduction and relaxation; this promotes overall healing. “Rei” means Spiritual Wisdom and “Ki” means Life Energy. Although there are many translations, I prefer to describe Reiki as “Spiritually Guided Life Force Energy.” $225 LOCATION: 1925 Rosina St. Ste. C Santa Fe 505-772-0171 pranablessings@ gmail.com http://bit.ly/ReikiClassesLearnMore
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10
Jeanie McDuffee, Certified Aromatherapist, is offering an “Essential Oil Club” at Resonant Essentials in Albuquerque.
Learn about the principals and history of this unique, controversial medical art used by millions of people around the world and how it is relevant to modern health challenges. Join Julian Jonas, Certified Classical Homeopath with over 35 years of experience as a
There will be 6 hands-on Workshops for using essential oils in everyday life. Each class will be held the second Thursday of the month at 6pm. Call Jeanie at 505228-2950 to pre-register (required), $25 due at time of each class. January 9: Safety Basics and Cold & Flu Care February 13: Top 10 Essential Oils for Everyday Use March 12: Chakra Balancing and Meditation with Essential Oils April 9: The Link Between Allergies and Household Cleaners May 14: Skin Care with Essential Oils June 11: Detox with Essential Oils
Homeopathy: What is it, Where it has come from and What is it good for? 6:30 - 8:00 PM
healthcare practitioner, for a talk and Q&A. LOCATION: 14 Avenida Torreon, Eldorado, Santa Fe 505 466 7323 firstname.lastname@example.org www.vglibrary.org
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14
Flower Essences 11:00 - 12:30 PM Experience the beauty of doing your own flower essences. Learn what it takes to make your own essences for personal use. Come join us in a friendly and relaxed environment. Donations LOCATION: 2119 Gold Ave SE Albuquerque 505-247-1338 Churchoflight@light. org https://www.light.org
Clarifying Meditative Work - A Fresh Look 2:00 - 5:00 PM Explore how meditative work sheds light on our life concerns, not theoretically, but from a simple, direct listening. Tradition-neutral, a la Eckhart Tolle, Krishnamurti, Toni Packer. Sitting and group inquiry. Albuquerque. Full 7-day retreat offered in June. $2LOCATION: 145 Madison NE Albuquerque 505-281-0684 orders@cuttsreviews. com https://meditationNM.wordpress.com
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15
Free Class at Hypnotherapy Academy – 7pm. The class will be facilitated by Tim Simmerman Sierra, lead instructor at the Academy, who will be sharing three secrets to creative positive life changes by showing attendees how their subconscious mind works. Call 505-767-8030 to register and reserve your seat for this special free class. 2132 Osuna Road, NE, Suite B, Albuquerque.
Capricorn Astrology Service 11:00 - 12:30 PM Come join our service about Capricorn which teaches us about using our tools of astrology to help with every day concerns. Selfishness and Deceitfulness are Capricorns worst qualities. Find out how to alchemize into higher thought and a greater vibration. Pot luck follows. Donations LOCATION: 2119 Gold Ave SE Albuquerque 505-247-1338 Churchoflight@light.org https://www.light.org
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8
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save the dates SATURDAY JANUARY 11, 2020 - JUNE 2020
Empowered Empath & Intuitive Guide Training. Saturdays 12-2pm. This unique and deeply transformational 6-month training is designed for those sensitive to energy, whether you wish to start your own intuitive healing practice, or simply desire to master your own energy. Includes one-one mentorship plus spirit-renewing, equine-assisted retreat time in Santa Fe. For personal growth with professional certification option. Call for Tuition Options LOCATION: Your Divine Light Weekly Tele-course / 3 Retreats in Lone Butte / Santa Fe 505-4381074 info@YourDivineLight.biz www.YourDivineLight.biz
Plant Based Medicine Health Talk January 11th 11-1pm ARE YOU SEEKING STRAIGHT TALK? A MUST attend HEALTH TALK if you want to regain control of your health through organic plant based nutrition. TOPICS INCLUDE:
Michelle Lucero, PA-C 505-234-6432
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Free Meditation Classes on the Light 7:00 PM There will be a series of meditation classes in Albuquerque on Wednesday nights for the new or experienced. Meditation on the light, called Jyoti meditation will be introduced, as well as discussion of various means of supporting a meditation practice. You can attend one or all sessions. All sessions are free. Science of Spirituality, nonprofit. LOCATION: The Unity Studio 4013 Silver Ave. Albuquerque (630)530-5697 email@example.com Qigong & Healing From Within - 10:30am-12pm. Taoist, Yogic & Shamanic practices cultivate vitality, inner strength & awareness with energy healing, movement, sound, breathwork & meditation. $15, free/first class. Allison Lasky. Jo Ann Yoga, 1324 Grandpa’s Ranch Lane, Santa Fe. 505-984-8733, AllisonLasky.com. Women’s Spirituality Book Group 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 (but call for holiday schedule). Lissa Callirhoe 243-3363 home in mid Valley, ABQ
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thursday Thursday After Hours 6:30 – 8:00 PM. Join us every other Thursday to explore healing tools for self-healing. Biweekly, interactive discussions will focus on topics and tools we can use daily to assist us along our healing journey. Each week, you will take away a new tool for your healing toolbox. $10 LOCATION: Prana Blessings 1925 Rosina St C Santa Fe 505-772-0171 PranaBlessings.com/events Intuitive Development Circle: Divine Connections Circle 6:00 - 8:00 PM Develop your gifts! Fun, feedback, experience and confidence building. Circle is ongoing 1st and 3rd Thursdays 6:00-7:55 pm. (Note: No circle Dec. 5) Informed beginners to advanced intermediate intuitives, psychics, and mediums are welcome. Only those who sort for the positive, please. Pre-register by text or email to start participating. $11 per session LOCATION: 9301 Indian School Road NE Albuquerque 505-318-2128 firstname.lastname@example.org MaryaOMalley.com
ONGOING JANUARY 2-JUNE 25 Reiki Treatment with Crystals and Aromatherapy 12:00 - 5:00 PM Brian incorporates crystals and aromatherapy to balance chakras in his energy work. This is a hands-off, non-invasive modality to increase energy flow. First time clients receive a 25 minute session for just $20. Please call 505-228-2950 to secure an appointment. Every Thursday afternoon. LOCATION: 3107 Eubank NE Albuquerque 505-228-2950 Oldfartmcduff@ gmail.com ResonantEssentials.com
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community resource guide ASTROLOGY CHURCH OF LIGHT
2119 Gold Ave SE, Albuquerque 505-247-1338 • Light.org Learning your personal astrology is fun in the casual environment of our discussion group. We blend Hermetic Astrology with Egyptian Tarot. Beginners thru advanced are all welcome. Donations accepted. Come join us on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month at 11am for a lively discussion of what makes you unique! See our ad for more details..
COACHING BEE WELL WELLNESS
Health & Wellness Coaching Jessica Bell, CHWC - Rio Rancho BeeWellWellness.com 845-392-0343
Sometimes we do not have the tools to be healthier and happier. Let me coach you through your health & wellness journey. As a health and wellness coach, I will help you through the process of creating a vision for your health and overall wellbeing. By developing the vision you can start to manifest a healthy mindset and together we can sort through habits and strengthen those that match your goals.
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Well Woman Life Community supports a global community of women to connect to their superpowers to achieve their highest level of fulfillment and well-being! See our ad for more details.
Insight Healing Arts 505-919-8296 - Santa Fe Nina@NinaTWombly.com Are you ready to attract sustainable love that lasts? Contact me to discover and transform the patterns that are keeping you from experiencing the relationship you want.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES THE CE WIZARD
CBD AND WELLNESS PRODUCTS SACRED WELLNESS
1300 Luisa St, Ste 4, Santa Fe 505-257-3733 3600 Cutler Ave (Green Jeans), ABQ 505-336-0900 642 S Alameda, Las Cruces 505-300-0154 • SacredWellnessNM.com
We’re proud to offer the highest quality earth-based medicine and high frequency wellness products for human and animal health, healing, growth and evolution. We provide certified organic fullspectrum regionally-sourced CBD (cannabidiol) products and other wellness products.
CLEAN-CRAFTED WINE SCOUT & CELLAR
Kerry Dawson, Wine Consultant 347-344-1197 www.TheCleanGrape.com Offering clean-crafted wines from small family vineyards around the world. No added chemicals, sugar or sulfites. Wine as nature intended, delivered to your door.
TheCEWizard.com MassageCEcredits.com 505-595-0250
Innovative and Life Changing Continuing Education classes for LMT’s and AP’s. Hands on classes with a passionate teacher. Learn the skills to help your clients on a deeper level and grow your practice. Nationally Approved Provider since 2008 (NCBTMB # 451366-10), New Mexico # 9128 and NCCAOM # 167242. Wellness classes available for non- healthcare individuals.
CRANIOSACRAL ANNA LOUISE LIPKIN
Cranio Sacral Therapy (808) 639-7534, Santa Fe www.divinemothermassage.com Craniosacral, the art of holding, listening to, and unwinding the central nervous system, like a deep exhale for the body, mind, heart, and spirit. A nourishing practice of stillness that today’s busy bodies need. New client special, $50 for an hour treatment.
Deep Craniosacral Healing Work 505-918-1524 • Albuquerque www.craniowaves.com email@example.com Heartful touch helping you move through difficult spaces: stress, anxiety, sleep issues, back/neck/shoulder/hip pain, headaches, recovery from lingering illness/injury, all things emotional, and much more!!!
WELL WOMAN LIFE
BRENNAN HEALING SCIENCE
THE AMAZING VEGETARIAN MEAT COOKBOOK Rowzbud Publications LLC 505-503-7506 firstname.lastname@example.org www.veggiemeatrecipes.com
This book is the ONLY cook book on the market using vegetarian meats exclusively. People care about one thing, TASTE. These recipes are absolutely delicious.
HERBAL MEDICINE SONIA MASOCCO PHYTOTHERAPY 11930 Menaul Blvd NE, Ste 219 Albuquerque 505- 296-5737• SoniaMasocco.com
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.
HOLISTIC MEDICINE MOUNTAIN ACUPUNCTURE
Matthew G Kreitzer PhD DOM Santa Fe & Albuquerque MountainAcupuncture.org • (505) 428-0114
Holistic Medicine at its Finest. Treating complex m e d i c a l conditions with Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, Homeopathy, Thermography, Massage and Energy Work by Leahn Cox, LMT. See our ad for more details.
HOLISTIC NUTRITION LORI WITTHAUS, MA, MSHN, PHD 505-738-5566 www.loriwitthaus.com
Improve your diet, lifestyle and attitude. Using evidence-based holistic principles learn how to develop a personal plan for health and wellbeing. Initial 30-minute consultation FREE.
HOLISTIC THERAPEUTIC SESSIONS YOUR HEALTH WIZARD
Jeanne Ellis LMT, CNMT, RM 505-595-2050 • YourHealthWizard.com
Over 22 years providing utmost personalized care. Long lasting results for challenging issues. Qualifications include: LMT, Neuromuscular Therapist, Kinesiologist, LifeLine Practitioner/ Instructor, BodyTalk Practitioner/ Instructor, Reiki Master. NCBTMB License# 157929-00, New Mexico License # MT9128
HOMEOPATHY LAURIE WHEELER, DIHOM, CCH, DIPGEM WellnessWithin (505) 772-0970 • Santa Fe www.WellnessWithin.net www.Journeywithdrumming.com
Homeopathy, Gemmotherapy, Rife therapy, shamanic healing/ coaching, medical intuition, soul retrieval and flower essences. You may be facing some type of emotional or physical pain with minimal understanding or relief. I’ve worked for over 24 yrs. with success in these modalities. Working with people of all ages - young and older, from colds to cancer - and specializing (but no limited to) the endocrine system. See ad and monthly calendar event. See our ad for more detail.
THE CENTER FOR HOMEOPATHY OF NORTHERN NEW MEXICO
Julian Jonas, CCH 505-557-6470 www.CenterforHomeopathy.com Homeopathy offers anyone in need of health care the potential of a deep and lasting cure. JULIAN JONAS, CCH, has practiced natural medicine for over 30 years with a special emphasis on constitutional homeopathy. The Center for Homeopathy of Northern New Mexico reflects this experience as well as his ongoing pursuit of a deeper understanding of the art and practice of homeopathic medicine. The Center also offers adjunctive therapies in nutrition, herbal and A.R.T. Now accepting new patients. Video or phone consultations as well as free 15 minute preliminary consultations are also available. Visit CenterforHomeopathy.com for testimonials and more information.
INTUITIVE CONSULTATIONS GALAYA-INTUITIVE RESOURCES
505-466-3764 • Santa Fe ConsultGalaya.com • RGalaxy@juno.com
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.In-person and by phone consultations available by appointment.
INSPIRATIONAL TOURS LIGHT THE SPARK, LLC Alice Arlete Simao 773-849-6441 - Santa Fe alicearletesimao.com
Inspirational trips planned for you - Love Yourself Up! Experience the healing powers of this enchanted land. Indulge in loving activities carefully chosen and planned for you. Experience a unique blend of activities designed to nourish body, mind and soul.
INTUITIVE CERTIFICATION & EQUINE THERAPY YOUR DIVINE LIGHT@UNICORN MESA
Chantal Fidanza 505-438-1074 - Santa Fe • YourDivineLight.biz Offering Intuitive Guide Certification, Tele-courses, Intuitive Healing Sessions, and Empath Support (both with and without equines) at my peaceful, mountain-view setting, or via phone. Everything I teach I continue to walk on my own path and offer with the intention of empowering others to anchor their divine light and trust their own inner wisdom. Special support for empaths, those particularly sensitive to energy. Discounted Session Packages for ongoing support available. See our ad for more detail.
LIFE COACHING & COUNSELING LYNN CLIFFORD, MA, LMHC
Your Authentic Life Coaching & Counseling 505-231-5353 - Santa Fe •LynnClifford.com In this beautiful yet busy world, experience unique transformation, where authenticity and self-care serve as your compass; compassion and curiosity guide your way. Sessions connect people with their optimal selves via inner guidance, creative process, the natural world, and/or other sentient beings, including horses. (Unmounted. No experience needed.) Phone, Skype and in person. See our ad for more detail.
MASSAGE DHARMA THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE
Susan Anderson-Warren LMT #7942 New Location: East Mountains off Hwy #14 505-914-0662 email@example.com
Enjoy a massage that will leave you relaxed and ease your aches and pains. Susan specializes in trigger point release and deep tissue massage. Swedish, CBD, Reiki, Pregnancy, Stretching, Recovery Massage also available.
MEDICAL CANNABIS SACRED GARDEN
505-216-9686 1300 Luisa St, Ste 1, Santa Fe 505-257-3733 3600 Cutler Ave (Green Jeans), ABQ 505-336-0900 616 San Mateo Blvd. NE, ABQ 505- 257-3747 642 S Alameda, Las Cruces 505-300-0154 SacredGardenNM.com Sacred Garden takes pride in growing cannabis as a safe alternative to pharmaceutical drug therapies. Applicable for a wide spectrum of medical conditions, cannabis has assisted the health of countless people. We offer many different delivery methods, such as flowering buds, edibles, concentrates, oils, tinctures and salves. Our heart-based staff will help you find what works best for you and your needs.
METAPHYSICAL SHOP AND HEALING HUB PRANA BLESSINGS
LaGina Glass 505-772-0171 Santa Fe PranaBlessings.com Metaphysical Shop and Healing Hub. Offering products and services for healing support. Spaces available to rent for events, classes, workshops, meetings and or private healing.
NATURAL BEAUTY REVIVAL SUGAR WAX & SKIN CARE The Ancient Art of Beauty 505.345.0033 Albuquerque RevivalSugarWax.com
Focused on using result oriented wholesome products and services for facial skin care and hair removal. Sugar Wax hair removal is the ancient technique of removing body hair. Sugar Wax is gentle on the skin and tends to have longer lasting results over conventional wax. Facial treatments include gua sha, cupping, therapeutic facials, electrical modalities and dermaplaning. Call for an appointment today.
PLANT BASED MEDICINE MICHELLE R. LUCERO, PA-C TRANONT AND BRIZO PURE 505-234-6432
Are you sick of being sick?! I have been practicing traditional western medicine for the past 19 yrs. Although western medicine does have its place, it typically also comes with the price of pharmaceutical side effects, drug interactions and / or risks. Know that there are other options in regaining control of your health naturally through organic “plant based medicine”. I’m a very mindful and caring Physician Assistant.
REGENERATIVE MEDICINE DR. ROBYN BENSON, DOM
Santa Fe Soul Center For Optimal Health 2905 Rodeo Park Dr, East Bldg #3 Santa Fe •RobynBenson.com/gift Regenerative medicine is the reverse of aging and degenerative disease. It’s the science of boosting healing naturally in damaged tissues and in under-functioning endocrine and immune systems. This is being achieved with nutrition therapy, stem cells and oxidative medicine (ozone and high dose vitamin C IVs). It also includes restoring healthy joints, hair growth, skin rejuvenation and sexual function with your own platelet rich plasma (PRP). See our ad for more details..
RETREAT SPACE BLUE DESERT HALE
Leila G. von Stein Jesse R. Thomas Escobosa, NM BlueDesertHale@gmail.com • BlueDesert.org Offering classes and sessions in Massage and Bodywork, CranioSacral Therapy, Ayurveda and Marma Therapy and Reiki. Space also available for groups.
505-243-3363 - Albuquerque www.singingblessings.com 15 minute free consultation, (note, fragrance free)
I sing healing. With the help of my ancestors - mighty singers! - my wordless singing is magic that connects the material with the spiritual, easing depression and anxieties. Soothing and comforting for grief, loss, overwhelm. Sensing the vibrations your body and soul need, my singing voice can bring you back into harmony again, unifying body and mind, heart and soul.
SOUND HEALING INÈS MARICLE
206-407-5878 www.InesMaricle.com Maricle.Ines@gmail.com
“Inès performs intuitive readings and toning to open the heart, through the gift of sound and clairvoyance. Ready to heal the past? Remove blockages? Gain more clarity? Trust yourself, and life? Call now for a special - three sessions for $233.
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STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION BODYWORK BRIAN TERRY
970-222-2710 - Santa Fe DivineAlignmentBodyWork.com HealingSulfur.com Life-changing bodywork which restores the natural alignment of the body to feel grounded, empowered, and at ease. Be free of chronic pain with results that last! Also offering Craniosacral Therapy and therapeutic massage. See our ad for more details.
“Back to basic”, learn how to improve your body, emotional and spiritual health using natural ways and remedies. Improve your weight, sleeping, breathing, physical activities and mind with natural health solutions.
Irina Morgan: 505-577-3570 Certified Natural Health Consultant
1229 S.St.FrancisDrive, Santa Fe, NM, 87505
720-633-4740 - Santa Fe BA, Contemplative Psych. HeartOfTheSoulHealing.com Sheras10@gmail.com
✴ Improves Posture & Alignment ✴ Eliminates Pain & Tension First Session (new clients only) ✴ Improves Quality of Sleep ✴ Increases Energy, Vitality & Well Being ✴ Increases Flexibility & Range of Motion
Integrative holistic healing. Experience a unique blend of therapies which unite the cornerstones of wholeness to help you achieve mental, physical, energetic, and emotional health.
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