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a Montañita Co-op, New Mexico’s largest community-owned natural and organic food market, celebrates Co-op month along with more than 29,000 cooperatives nationwide. The team at La Montañita Co-op believes in the shared benefits of healthy food, sound environmental practices and a strong local economy. In October, the co-op will offer owners a one-time Volume Discount shopping trip any day in the month. Owners can save up to 20 percent on their trip purchase. La Montañita is a leader in the local foods movement. In their stores, they carry over 1,100 local products from over 400 farmers, ranchers and producers by way of our local foodshed, roughly 300 miles from around Albuquerque. As a result of the Cooperative Distribution Center, products from these producers make it to small community grocers, restaurants and commercial kitchens, strengthening our local economy. “Simply put, we believe in supporting local. This month is a wonderful time to learn more about La Montañita and the benefits of co-op ownership,” says Marketing Director, Karolyn Cannata-Winge. Visit for information on becoming an owner and to find a location near you. See ad on page 15.

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n celebration of 32 years of connecting and supporting cancer survivors and caregivers, People Living Through Cancer (PLTC) is hosting Growing Hope: Giving Thanks, a luncheon with live and silent auctions from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on November 17 at Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town. Emceeing the event is KOAT’s own Chief Meteorologist Joe Diaz, who is a cancer survivor. Amit K.Garg, MD, from the Presbyterian MD Anderson Center in Albuquerque will talk about the mind-body connection in cancer. The event will honor cancer survivors, caregivers, community providers, volunteers and supporters of the cancer community in New Mexico. All those who have benefited and grown from the services offered by PLTC throughout the past 32 years will also be honored. The live and silent auctions will feature wonderful gift packages, entertainment, dining and artwork. All proceeds from Growing Hope: Giving Thanks will help PLTC to continue to provide free support services to those affected by cancer. Cost: $65 per ticket; a table for 10 is $650. To purchase tickets or for sponsorship opportunities, call 505-242-3263, or visit See ad on page 17.

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hite Conch Dharma Center welcomes Domo Geshe Rinpoche, Reincarnate Lama of the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition, who will offer four programs during the month of October. The first program, Refuge in Daily Life, will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on October 15. During this event, attendees will join a lively discussion on how to rely on Higher Being and refuge in the Three Jewels in daily life. The cost for this event is $15. A Pure Heart: Vajrasattva Empowerment will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on October 16. During this event, Domo Geshe Rinpoche will bestow the Vajrasattva, Buddha of Purification, empowerment. The cost for this event is $35. The Eliminate Toxicity in the Mind Stream All Day Seminar is being held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 17. The cost for this event is $60. Creating Merit in the Mind Stream will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on October 18. Participants will learn how to accumulate merit in daily life and create good karma through ordinary actions. The cost for this event is $15.

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n October 17 bestselling author and intuitive numerologist Ruth Drayer will offer a full day workshop at Tech Love in Nob Hill. During this event, attendees will be introduced to the magical world of numerology and learn the cosmic code that has been with us since we were born. They will also learn about the Pythagorean system and discover this powerful language that can help bring their life purpose into full clarity. Ruth Drayer will also be available for private sessions on October 18 and 19. The cost for each session is $135. Workshop attendees will receive a special discount. Cost: $88 registration fee includes materials, meditations and a delicious catered lunch. To register, visit See ad on page 26.

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he Fourth Annual Heartbeat of Gratitude: An Alternative Thanksgiving is being held November 13 to 15 at Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center in Abiqui. This event is an alternative to the traditional notions of the Thanksgiving holiday. Attendees will experience a rich weekend of teaching and experiences led by Native elders, JJ Ahboah, Elle Curley-Jackson, Alta Begay-Piechowski and Terrell Begay-Piechowski. This celebration of gratitude also includes music and dancing from the Southern Red Singers Drum Group. In addition, there will be a traditional gourd dance honoring veterans, Earth ceremonies and blessings. Ghost Ranch is a national education and retreat center located in Abiquiu, New Mexico, 65 miles northwest of Santa Fe. Its synergy of beauty, its scientific value, its cultural and historical traditions and its spirituality make it like no other place in the world. The price structure for the retreat at Ghost Ranch is all-inclusive, with tuition, lodging and meals rolled into one rate ranging from $200 to $275 per person, double occupancy. Single day passes for Saturday that include lunch and dinner are also available for $50 per person for adults and $20 for youth 3 to 17. For more information, visit See ad on page 27.

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ean Murphy, executive director of Sage Institute in Taos, is happy to announce that the institute now offers a Meditation Leadership Training Program. “I started this program because I recognized, as do many of us, that the human race, as well as the world we inhabit, is in a time of enormous crisis. We are as yet far from conscious enough as a species to address the primary challenge facing our race and our planet: global warming and overall environmental degradation. So as far as consciousness—and our future—is concerned, it still seems to me that our race has to grow up and grow up quickly,” explains Murphy. “Fortunately,” says Murphy, “worldwide interest in meditation and mindfulness practices—which I know from decades of personal experience to be uniquely powerful tools in growing toward a more holistic, expansive and compassionate worldview, in other words, in ‘raising’ human consciousness—has been growing exponentially in recent years.” Murphy feels it is entirely possible that meditation and mindfulness practices, and the resultant “growth” in human consciousness that they foster, just may be the tools needed most to tip the balance for us and our planet. “Fostering this kind of training is my personal mission, and it is what the Sage Institute Meditation Leader Training Program is all about,” adds Murphy. For more information, contact Sean Murphy at 575-224-1838 or visit See ad on page 5.

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AWAKENING THE GLOBAL HEART Compassionate Activists Unite to Write Earth’s New Story by Linda Sechrist


s individuals and in groups, more people today are expressing deep inner caring and compassion for fellow humans and all life on this planet by hitching their heartfelt energies to powerful actions that hold the promise of a sustainable future. In This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, author Naomi Klein attests that the power of ferocious love is underestimated by companies and their government advocates. Suggesting that climate change be considered a framework for broader social improvements instead of a single issue, she invites “seizing the moment of discontent” to advance healing the planet and its broken economies and communities. Stories about how ordinary people are energizing local and online communities of practice to improve intergenerational communication, eliminate monetary influence in politics and restore democracy, and support social justice, community wealth building, independent media, sound health care and clean food and water are frequently missing from mainstream media. Pioneering efforts by activists such as Mario Tigueros, Pachamama Alliance program manager for the Game Changer Intensive; Joshua Gorman,


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founder of Generation Waking Up; and Cole Kleitsch, founder and director of Walking Civics, warrant widespread attention and support.

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When hundreds of participants in Pachamama’s Awakening the Dreamer symposium, held in cities throughout the U.S., kept asking “What’s next?” Tigueros facilitated the creation of Game Changers, which explores present challenges and possibilities and ways to create a new future. He says, “We wanted to help them in awakening to their personal qualities and strengths before setting out to change the world. While engaging with others and creating a global society for all beings to flourish is a goal to strive for, we came to recognize that it takes a collective and collaborative approach within a community of practice to keep the message alive and implement what’s learned in the 12-week training.” A love for social justice prompted Tigueros to recognize the corporate capture of America’s democracy. “Suggesting that symposium participants work with Move to Amend and Citizens’ Climate Lobby made sense,” he explains. One is a nonpartisan coalition of organizations and individuals

seeking to end corporate personhood and demand true democracy; the other empowers individuals to exercise their political power. It takes love to inspire the youth of GenY, Generation We and the Digital Generation, all names for the Millenials, to create a new story and transform their lives and communities. Gorman is counting on his peers to help make it happen. “We’re writing a different story than the worn-out one we’ve been led to believe is inevitable,” he says. Some of Generation Waking Up’s young leaders have formed local communities of practice that campaign to get big money out of politics, pressure universities to divest fossil fuel investments, build local and just food systems, end mass incarceration, enroll residents to go solar and inspire everyday citizens to live in more just, sustainable ways. “Young people have a leadership role in spearheading the change our world is calling for. Ultimately, it will only come about with every generation working together,” observes Gorman, who operates from Oakland, California. He’s encouraged when Generation Waking Up members say they want to learn from older adults that spent decades struggling for positive social change. A deep love for the potential of civic engagement prompted Gladstone, New Jersey, resident Kleitsch’s Walking Civics initiative. The intergenerational nonprofit, endorsed by the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools, trains military veterans and students as young as 16 as poll workers.

People have the power, when we choose to use it, to act on it, to dedicate ourselves to change. ~Rebecca Solnit “I want to inspire future voters by letting them learn how to do the job competently and with integrity, and lead them to participate in democracy’s most cherished act of voting,” advises Kleitsch. It’s currently active in several jurisdictions across the country and will scale up for 2016 and beyond.

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At 15, Kelsey Juliana’s love of family, friends and future generations far outweighed any trepidation she felt in acting as one of two plaintiffs in a legal strategy to protect the atmosphere, guided by Mary Christina Wood, a law professor and author of Nature’s Trust. Wood created the Oregon nonprofit Our Children’s Trust, now operating in all 50 states and internationally, to enforce the duty of government to protect natural resources for present and future generations. It supports youth in bringing legal action in courts, administrative agencies and local legislative bodies. In local Sierra Club chapters, organizers work with facilitators to educate and empower youth to lead campaigns with town councils, legislative chambers and the courts. Mounting research is confirming what many have long suspected— extensive media coverage of negative news can trigger stress, fear and trauma. Images & Voices of Hope (ivoh) Executive Director Mallary Tenore cares deeply about how the media can benefit the world by cata-

lyzing change and meaningful awareness of issues such as those raised by Our Children’s Trust. “At ivoh, we believe in focusing on the world we want to live in—not only problem-solving in the world we have. We are currently helping our global community of media practitioners tell ‘restorative narratives’, stories that show how people and communities are making a meaningful progression from despair to resilience. Instead of focusing solely on tragedy and trauma, these narratives extend the storyline by showing signs of renewal, recovery and restoration,” explains Tenore.

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James Maskell wishes every media outlet would cover the doctors and health professionals that are applying the “functional/integrative/root cause” approaches to health care. Formerly a vendor of supplements to health professionals, Maskell has morphed his focus to found the Evolution of Medicine Functional Forum, a monthly educational Web show for health professionals and industry insiders. After becoming captivated by

functional medicine at a trade show, he developed this fresh, high-tech concept that combines the latest health news, functional medicine research, practice developments and health technologies in a mixed-media format. Offered free on YouTube, it combines interviews, TED-style talks, videos and audience interaction. “With health politics raising more questions than answers and with technology changing the healthcare landscape, there’s never been a more ripe time for health innovation and accelerating a shift toward what works for most doctors,” remarks Maskell, who also recently collaborated with the Institute for Functional Medicine to live-stream Genomics and Functional Medicine, the most cutting-edge clinical Functional Forum to date. Andrew Brandeis, a licensed naturopathic doctor in San Francisco, developed a challenging new skill set in creating the easy-to-use, mobile Share Practice app, launched 18 months ago and now also available on the Internet. It’s already used by 15,000 doctors nationwide to rate and review the effectiveness of drugs, herbs and supplements. They also ask questions and

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receive quick feedback about patient treatments. Brandeis sees an even bigger future opportunity. “As we spot trends and see what is working where and why, we can direct research dollars. There are all kinds of off-label uses for drugs, herbs and supplements that we’ll support when we see that 10,000 doctors are using them in the same way for the same thing,” says Brandeis, who enjoys the meaningfulness of this collective contribution. Gery Juleff, of Hopewell, New Jersey, reinvented himself and his career to serve a greater good. Seeking to inspire change through intelligent discussion on environmental issues he founded and hosts the Green Radio Hour broadcast on He was formerly a member of the British Foreign Service, serving for 25 years as a diplomat, mostly in Africa and Brazil. In Juleff’s last London foreign office assignment, he dealt with policies on climate change, renewable energy technology and energy security. “My love of Africa, the continent likely to be affected the most by climate change, quickened my sense of needing to do whatever I could to limit any negative effects,” he says. Even though he was innocent about the scope of such an undertaking, “When the station owner suggested I use my knowledge to host a radio show, I said yes.” In What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk About the Next American Revolution, economist and co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative Gar Alperovitz provides many examples of successful community wealth building.


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He’s been part of a team partnering with others in cities that include Cleveland, Ohio; Jackson, Mississippi; Rochester, New York; and Washington, D.C. As co-chair of The Next System Project, he’s dealing with the bigger picture of long-term systemic change. “The economics of sustainability focus on partnerships with local assets like universities, hospitals and cultural institutions to facilitate broad-based economic security for the entire community,” says Alperovitz. He’s deeply committed to the concept of an ecologically sustainable society, where problem-solving activities nurture democracy.

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This small sampling of individuals whose actions are affirming their heart’s directives is not random and signals a larger movement. It represents author Anodea Judith’s explanation for the evolution of our human journey, captured in the title and essence of her book Waking the Global Heart: Humanity’s Rite of Passage from the Love of Power to the Power of Love. James O’Dea, author of The Conscious Activist, says, “As we evolve, we recognize that it’s the heart which holds the great key to our collective healing, to real civility, the courage to face our own shadow and true progress.” Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings. Visit ItsAllAbout for the recorded interviews.


everyone and everything. A rainstorm becomes a miraculous event, the lightning a fascinating display of electrical fireworks, the thunder a booming reminder of the invisible power of nature. Live the mystery by beginning to perceive what average eyes fail to notice.


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eaven is a state of mind, not a location, since Spirit is everywhere and in everything. You can begin making a conscious decision to look for the unfolding of Spirit in everything and everyone that you encounter. I personally do this by making an effort to look upon my world as if I were observing it through lenses that filter out the form and all of the material aspects of what I’m seeing, and I can only view the spiritual energy that allows what I’m noticing to exist. Try putting on these imaginary magical lenses and see how different everything appears. I now see spiritual energy in everyone I encounter. When I’m tempted to judge anyone, I remind myself to view them through my special lenses. When I can do so, all negative judgment dissolves. I feel more peaceful knowing that I’m not just this body that I’m destined to discard. I also feel the life-giving Spirit within me on a daily basis, and it’s exhilarating! Being more balanced spiritually and physically gives me the opportunity to be in a continual state of gratitude and awe. I see miracles everywhere. Try changing your view of the world to includes information on his new one of awe and wonder. Rather than book, Memories of looking for miracles, shift to seeing Heaven: Children’s everything as miraculous. By being in Astounding Recola state of awe, you won’t be able to lections of the Time mentally experience boredom or disBefore They Came to appointment. Try seeing the invisible Earth, released this Divine flowing through and supporting month.

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NATURAL MOOD BOOSTERS Safe Alternatives to Antidepressants by Kathleen Barnes


adness darkens the world of the 16 percent of Americans diagnosed with clinical depression and the untold millions more that try to cope without a formal diagnosis, according to a University of Colorado study published in Clinical Therapeutics. Just as daunting, an estimated 30 million Americans take prescription antidepressant drugs for premenstrual discomfort, chronic pain and anxiety, as well as depression, according to Dr. James Gordon, a clinical professor of psychiatry at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He founded and directs the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, in Washington, D.C., and is the renowned author of Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression. While conventional medicine offers a smorgasbord of antidepressants, many are ineffective or produce harmful side effects. One University of Pennsylvania study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found scant evidence that they benefit people with mild to moderate depression because the drugs work no better than a placebo in at least 80 percent of cases. Side effects of traditional antidepressants included nausea, headaches, weight gain, insomnia, sexual dysfunction, agitation, irritability, anxiety and even violent behavior and suicidal thoughts, according to the University of Colorado research involving more than 40,000 patients. It further showed that nearly 70 percent of patients stop taking the prescription drugs within three months, largely because of intolerable reactions. Some safer and healthier alternatives exist. “We know that depression is more a symptom than a diagnosis,” says Dr. Hyla Cass, author of numerous related books, includ-


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Effective Supplements Curcumin, the rhizome of the turmeric plant that gives curry powder its distinctive yellow color, addresses both the symptoms of depression and its underlying causes, says Ajay Goel, Ph.D., director of the Baylor Center for Gastrointestinal Research, in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. A recent study by Goel in Phytotherapy Research showed that this natural spice helps generate new, properly functioning brain cells that manufacture mood-elevating neurotransmitters. Along with being as effective as Prozac (fluoxetine) without the side effects, curcumin can neutralize the suicidal thoughts and violent behavior sometimes displayed in people with major depression taking prescription antidepressants. “We also know that prescription antidepressants become less effective the longer you take them,” says Goel. “Curcumin doesn’t lose its effectiveness over time.” Rhodiola rosea, the well-researched root of an Arctic plant, has brought relief even to some of Cass’ severely depressed patients. Cass points to its ability to help balance stress hormones and stimulate production of the feel-good brain chemical serotonin, much like the claims of prescription drugs, but without any known side effects. A new study published in Phytomedicine confirms that rhodiola is at least as effective as the prescription antidepressant Zoloft (sertraline) in fighting major depression. Cass also recommends 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan), an extract of the seeds of an African shrub that produces the critical serotonin with no negative side effects. A recent Indian study from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences comparing the effects of 5-HTP and Prozac confirms that “5-HTP definitely has antidepressant effects in patients with depression.” A Holistic Approach An integrative approach that emphasizes physical activity and a meditation or other spiritual practice can be highly effective in treating all levels of depression, according to Gordon. “It’s a way to get unstuck, to help us move through and beyond depression and other difficulties in our lives,” he says. Exercise triggers rises in mood at least equal to those generated by antidepressant prescription drugs, according to new Duke University research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. People that are depressed often don’t want to move, Gordon comments. “Start with what you can do. Walking a couple of blocks a day is a good beginning.” He notes, “I teach specific meditation techniques such as slow, deep, soft-belly breathing and mindful walking and eating. All have been shown to decrease levels of anxiety and stress, enhance mood and optimism, and promote greater emotional stability and more reliable judgment.” A healthful diet emphasizing vegetables, fruit and healthy fats; strong support from friends and family; creative activities; and connecting with a higher power comprise Gordon’s integrative prescription for a happy life. Kathleen Barnes is author of numerous natural health books, including Food Is Medicine. Connect at

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Slow Cooking 101 Slow cookers have come a long way since they were first introduced in the 1970s. Today, they come in all shapes and sizes, with inserts, timers and a wide range of settings. Barnhart and McKay recommend the fiveby Judith Fertig to-six-quart size with a removable insert as the most practical. Food cooks utumn’s shorter days remind us how precious time is, especially in the insert, which can be washed and dried separately, so there’s no when we can spend the hours need to put the entire slow cooker in with good friends and loved ones. the sink to clean up afterwards. That’s why Chicago mothers and blog Because the slow cooker’s low gers Meg Barnhart and Jane McKay temperature is about 200° F and the decided to try slow cooking with a Zen approach in creating family meals. heat is indirect, the appliance uses less liquid than conventional cooking. With the time they save in food preparation—especially when one recipe can Many of Barnhart and McKay’s easier recipes simply require putting the inyield an extra lunch or dinner—they gredients in the slow cooker, selecting free up moments for both family interaction and their own spiritual practices. the temperature, replacing the lid and turning the appliance on. “Slow cooking with the sacred Fresh garnishes, such as the roastintention of slowing down creates a ed pumpkin seeds or fried sage leaves sense of peace and calm after a full for the Butternut Squash Soup, make a day of work and school,” says Barncrisper contrast to the softer texture of hart. Once she transitioned to this kind of meal planning and preparation slow-cooked foods, notes McKay. Dishes like Sweet and Spicy on a regular basis, she realized that it Apples can be made the day before; allows her to be more attentive to her leftovers taste delicious for breakfast family’s needs while a healthy, tasty with a dollop of yogurt. Barnhart and dinner basically cooks itself. With McKay make their own Sweet & Spicy extra time for meditation and yoga in Ground Spice Blend, available on their her daily life, she realizes increased clarity and focus for other interests and website, with proceeds funding cooking classes for adults with developmental demands. disabilities. McKay enjoys the creative challenge of making family-pleasing, Judith Fertig blogs at AlfrescoFoodAnd whole food recipes and converting from Overland conventionally cooked recipes for Park, KS. use with a slow cooker. “I especially

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The Hidden Deficiency Having the proper amount of iodine in our system at all times is critical to overall health, yet the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds that iodine deficiency is increasing drastically in light of an increasingly anemic national diet of unpronounceable additives and secret, unlabeled ingredients. This deficit now affects nearly three-quarters of the population.

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A Growing Epidemic Symptoms range from extreme fatigue and weight gain to depression, carpal tunnel syndrome, high blood pressure, fibrocystic breasts and skin and hair problems. This lack of essential iodine can also cause infertility, joint pain, heart disease and stroke. Low iodine levels also have been associated with breast and thyroid cancers; and in children, intellectual disability, deafness, attention deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and impaired growth, according to studies by Boston University and the French National Academy of Medicine.

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Greenhouse Magic Eat Homegrown Organic Veggies Year-Round by Avery Mack


uch of America’s supermarket produce is expected to ripen in trucks, stores or at home after traveling many hundreds of miles from field to table. During the past six years, as Americans’ hunger for fresher, bettertasting food has deepened, the number of home gardens has risen by 8 percent, to 113 million. That’s more than one for every three people. Organic gardeners and others find that adding a greenhouse provides justpicked fruit and vegetables at their natural peak of ripeness and significantly extends the growing season. Pre-planted seeds and seedlings flourish in the protected environment and provide robust plants for an outdoor garden. Many vegetables, especially greens, can provide multiple harvests in the greenhouse well into the colder months. Explore Fresh Horizons “Greenhouse gardens are a constant experiment,” says Roger Marshall, author of The Greenhouse Gardener’s Manual, in Jamestown, Rhode Island. “I grew olive trees from seed, but they were sterile, so I had to buy propagated trees. Like my fig tree, everything will eventually outgrow


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the space allotted for it.” The plants get nothing unless you provide it, adds Marshall. His two, 300-square-foot greenhouses use 100 gallons of water every three days, some collected in 55-gallon rain barrels. During winters, the unheated greenhouse protects leafy greens and root crops. Hydroponic lettuce and herbs share the propaneheated greenhouse with figs, lemon grass, ginger, galangal and nine citrus trees. He opines there’s nothing like fresh Key lime pie in January. In Alstead, New Hampshire, Celeste Longacre, author of Celeste’s Garden Delights, uses her home greenhouse to give seedlings a head start on spring. She and her husband, Bob, grow nearly all the vegetables they’ll use for the year in the resulting backyard garden, noting that New Hampshire ranks number three for locavore support according to the national She recommends, “Start small, with a plant or two, and then make one change a week toward greater self-sustainable living.” Success Tips A greenhouse that creates a warm

ronment for plants during cold weather may also overheat. “Air circulation is vital; vents and fans are necessary to maintain the right temperature,” advises Longacre, explaining that plants can’t breathe in a damp house. She suggests, “Water only when absolutely necessary and at the soil line, not on the leaves. In hot climates, use shade cloth on the top and sides of the greenhouse.” There are destructive insects and beneficial insects, Longacre says. “Aphids will kill a crop. Ladybugs can eat 50 aphids a day, plus mites and larva. After the aphids are gone, ladybugs like parsley, dill and geraniums for lunch. That will keep them around in case aphids return.” Ladybugs can be ordered online; stick to local species. Some plants, like tomatoes, eggplant or winter fruits, need pollination that can be applied by hand, but it’s time-consuming. An easier solution is to use vibrating trays to shake pollen loose and fans that distribute it from plant-to-plant. Southern Climes, Too Even in warmer climates, a greenhouse has benefits. In Orlando, Florida, sisters Katherine and Jessica Grandey make good use of a 200-square-foot greenhouse of vertical aeroponic towers. No soil or additional watering is used because plant roots receive a nutrient solution. The small space provides the same amount of greens as a one-acre plot of land while using a tenth of the water, maturing from seed to table-ready produce in five to seven weeks. The siblings donate a portion of their chemical-free crop to GrowGreen4Women, a nonprofit group that supports cancer patients. Benefits Beyond Veggies In Norwalk, Iowa, Master Gardener Richard Schreiber, membership director for the Hobby Greenhouse Association, collects succulents and cacti. He keeps his 500-square-foot greenhouse at 50 degrees during chilly months. “After experiments and mistakes, hobbyists find what works best for them. The resultant mix often includes both flowering and fruiting plants,” says Master Gardener Tom Karasek, the association’s president, in Longview, Washington. “All greenhouses have microclimates for more or less light or humidity and cooler or warmer temperatures.” For added value, greenhouse gardens act as insulation when situ-

ated on a rooftop to reduce heating and cooling costs, plus divert rainwater from drainage systems; the latter being especially valuable in urban zones. Whatever its size or scope, greenhouse gardening also shelters a sense of community. As gardeners trade vegetables for a fisherman’s excess catch or as a thank-you for the loan of tools, they share both lively fare and their love of discovery.

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Three Simple Plants for Great Fall Container Pots by Jill Guarino Brown


s temperatures cool down in the fall, our summer container plants tend to need some refreshing. When picking plants for containers it’s good to consider each plants longevity, adaptability and aesthetics. Longevity: Purchasing container plants season after season can get expensive. Choosing one main plant for the center of the pot that is either an evergreen or a perennial can give you more bang for your buck year after year. Hands down the plant that shines season after season are chrysanthemums. Mums come in a variety of colors and, while we see them everywhere in the fall, these perfectly mounding plants provide dark green foliage practically year round. Adaptability: Cold temperatures and deep freezes are common during southwestern winters so it’s best to pick at least one plant that persists through the winter. Ornamental kale and edible cabbage are great choices; their circular sculptural form is striking after a light dusting of snow. Aesthetics: What most of us really want is something beautiful. This is where aesthetic annuals, which typically become the eye candy along the rim of the pot, come in handy. For fall container gardens, pansies are by far one of the most perfect flowers providing colorful blooms until the coldest of temperatures when they wither out. Come spring they surprise us again with lovely blooms sometimes even more robust because the plants have been in the ground since the fall. Armed with these three tips—longevity, adaptability and aesthetics—your trip to the nursery this fall should be a successful one.

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Animal Chiropractic The Benefits of a Well-Adjusted Pet


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lthough pet owners may consider animal chiropractic services as a modern-day phenomenon, it’s been around since the early 1920s. Proof resides at the Palmer College of Chiropractic library in a report describing an equine chiropractic adjustment course created by B. J. Palmer, who expanded on the work of his father, D.D. Palmer, the founder of chiropractic. It also houses the doctor of chiropractic veterinary diploma issued to graduates. Today, the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA) is the primary national source of credentials in a field of medicine that treats horses, dogs, cats, cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, elephants, birds and reptiles. Human and animal chiropractic medicine deals with describing the relationship between the spinal column and nervous system, as well as its crucial role in maintaining overall health. This methodology for animals is especially helpful for enhancing performance—in breeding, training and grooming dogs to conform to the specifications of American Kennel Club dog shows and/or agility competitions—and for horses that compete as jumpers, distance race horses or barrel racers. Exacting Practicum Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Bob Willard, in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, is certified to perform spinal adjustments and acupuncture on animals. Having practiced equine sports medicine since 1982, Willard elected in 2005 to extend his education with 200 hours of classroom and laboratory training according to the standard of the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association. Willard had been a skeptic prior to his personal experi-


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ence. “To help me deal with a compound fracture, my wife dragged me to see a chiropractor. After reaping the physical benefits, I was naturally curious to learn more. Today, I treat the majority of my patients with chiropractic and acupuncture before using conventional treatments,” advises Willard, who emphasizes that he finds these complementary therapies useful in preventing injuries. At one of the barns Willard works with, nearly every performance horse gets an adjustment every 30 days, because the owners can spot subtle differences long before a potential injury occurs. In North America, laws and regulations governing animal chiropractic differ by state. American Veterinary Medicine Association guidelines recommend that a veterinarian should examine an animal and establish a preliminary diagnosis before initiating any alternative treatment. In some locations, a veterinarian must supervise treatments by an animal chiropractor that’s not also a vet. Doctor of Chiropractic Donna Gigliotti, who practices at Macungie Animal Hospital, in Macungie, Pennsylvania, has been treating animals in collaboration with local veterinarians since 1997. She regularly lectures on the benefits and combines techniques such as neurofascial release, which affects the joints, muscles, ligaments and brain. This type of therapy is highly effective in treating genetic predispositions such as canine intervertebral disc disease, which can occur in any dog, but most particularly the dachshund, Lhasa apso and Shih Tzu. Selected for a genetic form of dwarfism, these breeds have discs prone to this age-related form of degeneration. To help delay such related impacts, Gigliotti teaches owners to work with their pet to train them to perform balance exercises that develop the core muscles which hold the spine firmly in place. “I don’t want to repeatedly see a dog for the same issues when it’s possible for the animal to maintain the adjustment with the owner’s help,” notes Gigliotti, who is among a few doctors that have completed advanced neurology training for animals at the Healing Oasis Wellness Center, in Sturtevant, Wisconsin. “Animal chiropractic techniques can also help with symptoms such as lameness, skin problems, bladder and bowel irregularities, sight and hearing loss, breathing difficulties, food and environmental allergies and gait abnormalities,” advises Doctor of Chiropractic Sherry Bresnahan. Licensed in the care of humans and animals, she holds AVCA certification and applies her extensive postgraduate training at Crystal Lake Veterinary Hospital, in Crystal Lake, Illinois. Owner Alert “A pet’s biggest asset is an observant owner. No one knows their constant companion better,” says Bresnahan. “It’s why vets hear statements such as, ‘My cat’s meow is off,’ or, ‘My dog is acting lethargic,’ or ‘My pet’s eyes seem dull.’ In performance animals like horses, it’s generally the rider that spots something that’s off.” She explains that although she doesn’t need to apply any more chiropractic pressure on animals than she uses on people, it is necessary to stand on bales of hay to place the upper body and hands at the correct angle when making an adjustment on a horse or rodeo bull. Chiropractors that specialize in treating animals are adept at reading the body language of nearly any creature, which can speak volumes about their health challenges. Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings. Connect at

The Benefits of a Well Adjusted Animal by Dr. Sherry D. Gaber


ore people in our society these days are taking better care of themselves in order to ensure more happiness and fun. Thankfully, these thoughts are even being extended to our four-legged friends. Research has proven the importance of having a healthy working spine and nervous system—and this goes for all

creatures great and small. Our brain, the biggest computer in the world, is in charge of our body’s health. A good wiring system from the brain to the body not only gives health but it also gives strength to every limb for the right amount of push, pull or jump power. Whenever an animal is out of spinal alignment the rear legs always get weaker, the symptoms are progressive, and it

seems like the animal is getting older faster. Coordination and balance are also affected. A certified animal chiropractor can tell you the wiring gets disconnected and the rear legs can’t communicate to the brain to say “I need to push.”  Because of this, out of alignment animals will have less fun being in their bodies, and can more easily become injured.  Dr. Roger Sperry, Ph.D., won the Noble Prize for discovering that 90 percent of the brain’s activity is used to balance the body within the gravitational field of the earth.  His conclusion: “If the body is mechanically distorted, off balance, it begins to affect the other 10 percent of the brain’s activity.  This effect will inhibit the control of all other body functions such as breathing, digesting and thinking.” Once our pet’s spine is aligned, they are less anxious and more relaxed and comfortable in their bodies and in their environment. In addition, chiropractic care can also help boost your pet’s immune system. In a six-month study to test whether chiropractic care boosted the immune system, the adjusted group experienced a 48 percent increase in the immune (CD4) cell counts, while over the same period of time the control groups experienced a 7.96 percent decrease in CD4 cell counts.  Utilizing alternative and complimentary health care is a non-invasive, natural way to help balance your pet’s nervous system, boost their immunity, and improve overall health and well-being.  In

addition to a healthy diet and exercise, a certified animal chiropractor can play an integral role in your pet’s health and wellness plan. A healthy working spine and nervous system will ensure your pet will experience more health, happiness and fun in their body. Dr. Sherry D. Gaber is a certified NUCCA chiropractor and an AVCA certified animal chiropractor. In addition to teaching at Options for Animals school, she was awarded chiropractor of the year by the New Mexico Chiropractic Association. She is also the daughter of world-renowned chiropractor, Dr. Marshall Dickholtz, Sr. For more information, call 805-4735829 or visit

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ontrary to what most of us think, belonging is not fitting in. In fact, fitting in is the greatest barrier to belonging. Fitting in, I’ve discovered during more than a decade of research, is assessing situations and groups of people, then twisting yourself into a human pretzel in order to get them to let you hang out with them. Belonging is something else entirely—it’s showing up and letting yourself be seen and known as you really are—love of gourd painting, intense fear of public speaking and all. Many of us suffer from this split between who we are and who we present to the world in order to be accepted. (Take it from me: I’m an expert fitter-inner!) But we’re not letting ourselves be known, and this kind of incongruent living is soul-sucking. In my research, I’ve interviewed a lot of people who never fit in, who are what you might call “different”: scientists, artists, thinkers. If you drop down deep into their work and who they are, there is a tremendous amount of self-acceptance. Some of them have to scrap for it, like the rest of us, but most are like a neurophysicist I met who essentially told me, “My parents didn’t care that I wasn’t on the football team, and my parents didn’t care that I was awkward and geeky. I was in a group of kids at school who translated books into the Klingon language and my parents were like, ‘Awesome!’ They took me to the Star Trek convention.” He got his sense of belonging from his parents’ sense of belonging, and even if we don’t get that from Mom and Dad, we have to create it for ourselves as adults—or we will always feel as if we’re standing outside of the big human party. The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of selfacceptance, because believing that you’re enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect. When we don’t have that, we shape-shift and turn into chameleons; we hustle for the worthiness we already possess. Brené Brown, Ph.D., a licensed master social worker and research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, has spent 13 years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness and shame. This essay is from her book, The Gifts of Imperfection, used with permission.

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CNM Health &Wellness Fair – 10am-3pm. Stop and receive an osteoporosis screening and balance test, and a guest pass for two visits to an OsteoStrong wellness center. Free. CNM Community College, Smith Brasher Hall, 717 University SE, Albuquerque. 505-294-8227.

Animal Protection of New Mexico: 2015 Milagro Awards – Come to honor our state’s heroes for animals. Amazing video presentations and awards ceremony, gourmet vegan dinner, music by UNM Jazz Quartet and a silent animal art auction. Tamaya Resort, Bernalillo. Tickets:

The Resilience Advantage: HeartMath Skills for Health & Longevity – 9:30am-12:30pm. HeartMath’s Resilience Advantage program provides a practical framework of self-regulation tools and resilience-building practices that effectively reduce stress and enhance an individual’s energy levels, health and well-being. $75. UNM Center for Life, 4700 Jefferson St NE, Ste 100, Albuquerque. Register: 505-925-4551.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4 Animal Blessing and Pet Remembrance Ceremony – 4pm. Meditation Garden, Unity Santa Fe, 1212 Unity Way, Santa Fe.


savethedate Holotropic Breathwork Retreat October 8–11 • 9am Experience self through uncommon perspectives; discover and explore internal territory – unfamiliar aspects and parts of our selves – inviting insight, awareness and possibility. $595, $200/deposit in advance. The Academy for the Love of Learning, 133 Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe. 505-995-1860. PrimeTime 50+ Expo – 8:30am-2:30pm. Stop by for food, fun and health, receive an osteoporosis screening and balance test, and a guest pass for two visits to an OsteoStrong wellness center. Free. Embassy Suits, 1000 Woodward Pl NE, Albuquerque. 505-880-0470.

to a path of healing begins with 12 questions that address organ, stress, emotion, belief associations that, can assist people in reaching their health and wellness goals. Are you META-Healthy? Free. OBSIDIAN HEALth and WELLness, 2420 Juan Tabo NE, Albuquerque. Pre-register: 505-715-3452. Setonian Evenings: Disorientation in Nature, Getting Lost and Found – 6:30-8pm. Explore topics related to Seton’s stories and share your stories as we examine the importance of our experience with wildlife and wild places. Free. The Academy for the Love of Learning, 133 Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe. 505-995-1860


Refuge in Daily Life – 7-8:30pm. Discussion with Domo Geshe Rinpoche, Tibetan Buddhist lama, on how to rely on Higher Being and refuge in the Three Jewels in daily life and especially in times when we need support. $15. White Conch Dharma Center, 2304 Brother Abedon Way, Santa Fe. 262370-5974.


Rio Communities Health Fair – 10am-2pm. Stop by, promote community health, receive an osteoporosis screening and balance test, and a guest pass for two visits to an OsteoStrong wellness center. Free. Rio Communities City Hall, 360 Rio Communities Blvd, Rio Communities. 505-861-0090.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction – 5:458pm. Meditate to reduce stress, manage chronic pain, lower blood pressure and reduce depression. Course includes weekly sessions, day retreat, course book and CDs. E-info packet: Michelle@ $290. UNM Center for Life, 4700 Jefferson St NE, Ste 100, Albuquerque. Register: 505-925-4551.

A Pure Heart: Vajrasattva Empowerment – 7-9pm. It is possible to remove obstacles and negativities which obstruct our happiness with the help of Buddhist purification practices. Domo Geshe Rinpoche will bestow the Vajrasattva, Buddha of Purification, empowerment. $35. White Conch Dharma Center, 2304 Brother Abedon Way, Santa Fe. 262-370-5974.



Insight/Vipassana Meditation Weekend – Oct 10, 11. 9am-5pm both days. Practical meditation tools to promote wellness, overcome stress, deepen awareness, strengthen inner knowing; feel renewed, recharged in supportive environment. Credit for 200 hr Meditation Leader Program. $200, $170/early registration. Heart of the Sacred Building, 522 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos. 720-273-0570. Breathe; You Are Alive – 3-4:30pm. Experience conscious, connected breathing for about an hour; releasing stuck emotions, relaxing and reconnecting in a supportive environment. Some people say it is the most powerful work they have experienced. $25, preregistration a must. Center For Inner Truth, 1807 2nd St, #84, Santa Fe. 505-920-4418.


Making Friends with Ourselves – 10am-12pm. What are the sources of our negative views of ourselves. Don Handrick examines the Buddhist view of how we can become best friends with ourselves. Thubten Norbu Ling, 1807 2nd St, #35, Santa Fe.


META-Health Presentation – 6-7:30 pm. META-Health acknowledges the intelligence of the BodyMind in the healing process. A new approach


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savethedate True Tales from the Edgar Cayce Archives October 17 • 9:30am–4:30pm. At door registration/book tables open 9am. Stories, seldom seen slides, movie clips and lots of answers to questions about Edgar Cayce and A.R.E.; how the message of his work is relevant today. Unity Spiritual Center of Albuquerque, 9800 Candelaria Rd, NE, Albuquerque. A.R.E. Headquarters: 800-333-4499; Bob Hicks: 505830-2274.

savethedate Numerology Workshop October 17 • 10am–5pm. Led by renowned intuitive numerologist Ruth Drayer. $88/lunch included, $135/private onehour sessions on Oct 18. Tech Love in Nob Hill, Albuquerque. 505-263-8292. Register:

Healthier Together Open Class at Body & Brain Yoga - 10-11 am. Learn the principles and prescriptive exercises for weight management and digestive issues. Please call for reservation. Free open class for 1st visitor. Santa Fe: 505-820-2211, ABQ NE: 505-797-2211, NW: 505-792-5111, Downtown: 505-262-221. Eliminate Toxicity in the Mind Stream – 10am5pm. Through purification practice we remove what obstructs our ability to see with pure perception. Vajrasattva is the deity who embodies the purification powers. Come find your purity of heart. $60. White Conch Dharma Center, 2304 Brother Abedon Way, Santa Fe. 262-370-5974. Intuitive Healing Workshops – Oct 17, Nov 14, Dec 12. 12-2pm. Learn simple techniques to clear negativity, access your inner guidance, and heal your life from the inside out. $40/workshop, $100/ all three. Santa Fe. Details, registration, Chantal Fidanza: 505-438-1074. Vitality Foods: Gentle Ways to Detox – 2-3pm. Spring and summer is perfect to detox for improved health and wellness. This workshop shows the various detox protocols, from simple and gentle, yet effective ways to detox daily. $50. UNM Center for Life, 4700 Jefferson St NE, Ste 100, Albuquerque. 505-925-4551 RSVP: Clarifying Meditative Work – 2-5 pm. Traditionneutral. Explore how meditative work sheds light on our concerns, not theoretically, but from a simple, direct listening. Wat Center, 145 Madison NE, Albuquerque. Jay: 281-0684, NM Center for Meditative Inquiry and Retreat. MeditationNM.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18 Creating Merit in the Mind Stream – 10am12pm. Learn to accumulate merit in daily life and create good karma through ordinary actions. Domo Geshe Rinpoche will discuss establishing karma for the unencumbered state. $15. White Conch Dharma Center, 2304 Brother Abedon Way, Santa Fe. 262-370-5974. Ignite Your Vitality: Create your Vitality Blueprint – 2-3pm. Interactive workshop on igniting vitality by creating fundamental changes for reaching optimum health. Workshop includes educational handouts and a 30-minute private health consultation. $50. UNM Center for Life, 4700 Jefferson St NE, Ste 100, Albuquerque. Register: 505-925-4551.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20 Learn About Hypnotherapy – 7:30-9pm. Learn about the underlying principles of hypnosis and its use as a therapeutic and personal growth tool. Learn why the subconscious mind can be a powerful ally rather than a blocking hindrance. Free. 1025 Hermosa Dr. SE. RSVP to jaypullen@ Or call Jay Pullen (505) 450-2571.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21 The Gluten-Heart Connection – 5:30-7pm. We are experiencing a cardio-metabolic epidemic of obesity, diabetes, and dyslipidemia, even affecting children. Learn the role gluten plays and what you can do to stop the trend. Free. Vessel Health, 10601 4th St NW, Albuquerque. 505-828-3000. 

Mindfulness and Conscious Relating – Oct 21, 28. 6:45-8:30pm. Identify how you feel and communicate those feelings to create more intimacy in any relationship. Practice mindfulness exercises for greater self-knowledge and learn tools for conscious communicating. $50. Center For Inner Truth, 1807 2nd St, #84, Santa Fe. 505-920-4418.


Well Woman SuperPower Retreat - 8:30am-7pm. Harness your superpower; leave feeling empowered and rejuvenated. Keynote address: Martha Burk, Money Editor, Ms. Magazine. Includes a coffee/light breakfast, boxed lunch and a wine and appetizers reception. Farm & Table, Albuquerque. Info, tickets: Chanting in Unity – 7-9:30pm. Allow Kirtan, chanting the names for God, to open your heart and raise you up. Please bring a snack to share. $10/love offering. Unity Spiritual Center, 9800 Candelaria Rd NE, Albuquerque. 505-292-1998.


Flu Shot Clinic – 9am-12pm. No appointment necessary. Free. UNM Center for Life, 4700 Jefferson St NE, Ste. 100, Albuquerque. Healing Course - Awaken The Healing Power Within – 1-6 pm & Sun, Oct 25, 9:30 am-5 pm. Advance self-healing through awakening Life Particles within and yin & yang and 5 Elements principle. Also, learn simple but effective healing techniques. $495. Albuquerque Body & Brain Yoga, 6300 San Mateo Blvd NE, #C3, ABQ. 505-797-2211. Becoming Intuitive – 1-5pm. This is a crash course on becoming intuitive. Learn techniques to listen to your energy body, your physical body, your intuitive senses, and higher self. $80/early registration discount. The Source, 1111 Carlisle SE, Albuquerque. 505-750-7273. Introduction to Sanskrit: Understanding Buddhist Mantras – 2-4pm. Class provides beginners and long-term practitioners an opportunity to understand and pronounce the mantras that are part of our daily practice. Taught by Jigme Nyendak. Thubten Norbu Ling, 1807 2nd St, #35, Santa Fe. La Montañita Co-op’s Annual Owner Gathering – 5:30-9:30pm. A natural foods dinner with fellow owners and a community discussion on trends in food, farming, health and communityowned economics. Membership must be current. Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Pavilion at the Railyard. Robin Seydel: 505-217-2027. RSVP: Bit.Ly/CoopAnnualGathering.


Spiritual Cinema Circle Potluck– 12am - 4pm. Films of inspiration and motivation with thoughtprovoking, uplifting stories. Enjoy full-length features, documentaries, short films and discussion with other participants. Free. Space limited. OBSIDIAN HEALth and WELLness, 2420 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque. Pre-register: 505715-3452.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27 NES Total WellNES Presentation – 6-7:30 pm. Learn more about the NES Total WellNes System. NES Health is based on the principle that energy and information control biology. Science proves

there is a regulating field of energy and information that operates in the physical body at the subcellular level. This is called the Human Body-field and has been researched for more than 30 years. Free. Obsidian Health And Wellness, 2420 Juan Tabo NE, Albuquerque. Pre-register: 505-715-3452 Is Your Cell Phone Making You Sick – 6-7:30 pm. Wi-Fi technology is here to stay. Learn about patented products that help neutralize the effects, and simple ways to decrease exposure. Free. La Montanita Co-op, Community Rm, 913 W Alameda, Santa Fe. Jennifer: 505-780-8283.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29 How to Meditate – In this class based on the book, How to Meditate, by Kathleen McDonald, you will be introduced and encouraged to develop a meditation practice in your daily life. Taught by Venerable Angie Muir. Thubten Norbu Ling, 1807 2nd St, #35, Santa Fe.


savethedate Write Your Bestseller in a Weekend Writing Retreat with Tom Bird November 12-15 4-9pm Thursday; 7:30am-9pm Fri-Sat, 7:30am4pm, Sun. $1695 for all four days. Write that book that’s been inside you waiting to be released! Invaluable guidance from Best Selling author Tom Bird3 FULL DAYS of expert advice and support. BODY of Santa Fe, 333 Cordova Rd. Call Call Mary to register, at 928-821-6946.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30 City of Albuquerque Employee Health Fair – 7am-2pm. OsteoStrong provides osteoporosis screenings and balance tests; get a guest pass for two visits to an OsteoStrong wellness center. Free. Albuquerque Convention Center, 401 2nd St NW, Albuquerque. 505-294-8227.

planahead SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1 One Day Introductory Process Painting Workshop – 10am-4pm. Process painting follows intuition, accesses creative flow, and supports authentic expression. Skill or talent not necessary. Cost is $45. Creative Wings Studio, Nob Hill area, Albuquerque. 630-530-5697. SpiralDancing Life Online Apprenticeship – New session begins for certification as EarthLife Conselor. 1-year study, monthly group sessions, monthly skype counseling. Appointment and at home exercises in ancient eco-psychology of the indigenous. RSVP:

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5 HeartFires 4 Peace – Nov 5, 6, 17, 18. 6:30-9:30 pm. Ceremonies linking globally: lighting a sacred fire, prayers, songs, rattling and drumming, the Dance of Peace; concludes with everyone sharing their experience. Dress for outside gathering. Donations accepted. Taa-naash-kaa-da, Las Vegas, RSVP:

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 Connecting Seton to the Academy through Lifecraft – Nov 10. 6:30-8pm. Explore topics related to Seton’s stories and share your stories as we examine the importance of our experience with wildlife and wild places. Free. Seton Gallery, Academy for the Love of Learning, 133 Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe. 505-995-1860.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 Womyn’s Moon Ceremony – Nov 11. 6:309:30pm. Women are the dreamers of reality. It all beings with new moon ceremony. Drumming, singing, chanting, and ritual. Donations accepted. Taa-naash-kaa-da, Las Vegas. RSVP:

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13 Heartbeat of Gratitude: Full Weekend – November 13-15. A rich weekend of teaching and tradition with Native elders in an alternative holiday celebration. Music and dancing from Southern Red Singers, Gourde Dance, Earth Ceremony/ Blessings. $200-$275/all-inclusive. Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu. 505-685-1000.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14 Heartbeat of Gratitude: Day Pass – If you can’t spend the weekend, come for Sat for teachings and traditions with Native elders in an alternative holiday celebration. Includes lunch and dinner. $50, $20/age 3-17. Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu. 505685-1000.


savethedate Growing Hope, Giving Thanks: Gala and Fundraiser November 17, 11am– 1pm Silent auction 10:30am. Food, music, live and silent auctions, guest speakers; benefit of People Living Through Cancer’s programs and services to New Mexicans living through cancer and their caregivers. $65. Hotel Albuquerque at old Town, 800 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque. Preregister: 555-242-3263.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20 OnLine Naylin Lage Channel –7-9pm. “Clear your head. Empty it of all thoughts. You must put your spirit to the wind. I have things to show you. Now!” – Grandmother Naylin Lage. $28.68/ preregistered online:

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 Clarifying Meditative Work –2-5 pm. Traditionneutral. Explore how meditative work sheds light on our concerns, not theoretically, but from a simple, direct listening. Wat Center, 145 Madison NE, Albuquerque. Jay: 281-0684.

DECEMBER The Radical Natural History of Generally True Patterns – Dec 8. 6:30-8pm. Explore topics related to Seton’s stories and share your stories as we examine the importance of our experience with wildlife and wild places. Free. Seton Gallery, Academy for the Love of Learning, 133 Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe. 505-995-1860. Rio Grande Pueblo Winter Solstice Feasts & Dances – December 23-28. Winter solstice is revered by Rio Grande pueblos. Visit the Jemez, Taos, Tesuque or Ohkay-Owinge Pueblo. $425-$1,015/meals, transportation and lodging included. Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu. 505-685-1000. New Year’s Retreat, Creating Possibilities: Listening for New Directions in Life – December 30, 2015-January 2, 2016. Make an account of where you’ve been and where you are going, listening for guidance and new directions. $499-$349/allinclusive. Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu. 505-685-1000. New Year’s Retreat: In the Stillness & Silence, I Begin Again – December 30, 2015-January 2, 2016. Rest, remember, envision during this threshold time for forgiving, forgetting and moving forward; with Peter Traben Haas. $499-$349/allinclusive. Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu. 505-685-1000.

JANUARY Intuitive Practitioner Certification —Jan 9, runs 36 weeks. For those ready to answer the call to be a sacred space holder on behalf of their own and others’ healing. Santa Fe. Chantal Fidanza: 505438-1074.

calendar ofevents sunday Transitions Radio Magazine, FM 98.1 – 8-11am. With Alan Hutner, Elizabeth Rose and co-hosts, celebrating 30 years in broadcasting. Online, live streaming & archiving. 505-466-2616. Spiritual Happy Hour – 10-11am. 2nd and 4th Sun. Explore a topic through meditation, inspirational readings, hands on healing, and sharing of experience. Small community, welcoming of all paths. Potluck following the service. Donations. Center For Inner Truth, 1807 2nd St, #84, Santa Fe. 505-920-4418.

monday Mindful Eating and Living (MEAL) – Oct 19-Nov 23. 5:45-7:45pm. One-of-a-kind, 6-week program on Mindful Living and Eating (MEAL). Learn the clinically proven techniques of mindfulness meditation and how to hone and direct these skills toward weight and healthy eating issues. E-info packet: $290. UNM Center for Life, 4700 Jefferson St NE, Ste 100, Albuquerque. Register: 505-925-4551. iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditative Contemplation 12-1:15pm. No experience required. Wear loose clothing, no fragrances. iRest, an evidence based body/mind approach researched over 20 years. Increases joy, love and calm. Led by Sheila Fox, LMT, Sliding fee $5-20. The Source, Blue Room, 1111 Carlisle Blvd SE, Albuquerque. 206-898-5090. notablehealing. Nova Earth Master Class: Divine Law – Through Nov 23. 6-9pm. Program is led by Ascended Master Serapis Bey. $65, $520/full series; discount with full tuition at registration. The OakRose Academy of Light, 109 Michelle drive, Santa Fe. Rev Hilary: 505-795-1943.

tuesday Taos Cancer Support Group – 5-6pm. For cancer survivors with all types of cancer diagnoses, and their caregivers. Free. Diamond Plaza, 118 Este Es Rd, Ste G, Taos. 505-242-3263. Santa Fe Cancer Support Group – 5:30-7pm. 2nd & 4th Tue. For cancer survivors with all types of cancer diagnoses, and their caregivers. Free. 2098 Calle Ensenada, Santa Fe. 505-242-3263. Process Painting Classes – Through Oct 27. 6-9pm. Classes are a way to bring creativity into your life. Learn to listen and discern intuition, explore and express from your authentic self. $195. Creative Wings Studio, just east of Nob Hill, Albuquerque. 630-530-5697. Meditation and Healing Class – Oct 13-Nov 17. 6:30-8pm. Learn to meditate with visualization techniques, feel centered and focused, change the limiting beliefs. Work with a healing master; receive and give energy healings. Pre-requisite for the Year Long Training. $150, $135/early registration. Center For Inner Truth, 1807 2 nd St, #84, Santa Fe. 505-920-4418.

wednesday Intuitive Readings, Coaching and Animal Communication – 9am-5pm. Galaya, an intuitive, life coach, medium and animal communicator offers practical solutions for health, relationships, career, business and one’s pets. By phone or in person. Appt/info: 505-466-3764.

Sunday Service – 10:30am. Welcoming interspiritual community, with fun youth program, inspirational music and heart-centered meditation. Unity Santa Fe, 1212 Unity Way, Santa Fe.

Qigong & Healing From Within - 10:30am12pm. Taoist, yogic & shamanic practices cultivate vitality, inner strength and awareness with energy healing, movement, sound, breathwork and medi-


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tation. $12, free/first class.  Santa Fe  Soul, 2905 Rodeo Park Dr East, Bldg 3, Santa Fe. Allison Lasky: 505-984-8733. Process Painting Classes – Sep 16 through Oct 28. 1-4pm. A six-week series of evening classes which encourages creative freedom, opens intuition, and deepens awareness. $195. Creative Wings Studio, just east of Nob Hill, Albuquerque. 630-530-5697. Self-Hypnosis Class – 7-9pm. Oct. 7 through Oct. 28. Four - 2 hr. class sessions to learn the basic information about hypnosis and a variety of self-hypnosis techniques to create positive change in your life. 1025 Hermosa Dr. SE, Albuquerque. Prepay price $85, at the door $95. More information and request a registration form at www. or call Jay Pullen at 505-450-2571.

thursday Obsidian Health and Wellness Check – 10:30am -2:30 pm. Activate your body’s healing potential. Restore energetic coherence within the body field with NES Feel Good Infoceuticals. Design your personal energetic first aid kit. $50.00 - $100.00. OBSIDIAN HEALth and WELLness 2420 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE Albuquerque. Pre-register: 505715-3452. Third Thursday Healing Service – 6:30pm. 3rd Thur. Your choice of healing touch or vibrational healing. Unity Santa Fe, 1212 Unity Way, Santa Fe.

friday Moreno Valley Cancer Support Group – 5:307pm. 2nd & 4th Tue. For cancer survivors with all types of cancer diagnoses, and their caregivers. Free. 40 West Ridge Rd, Angel Fire. 505-242-3263. Spirit Rhythms – 7-8:30pm. Spirit-filled event where drumming and rhythmic play invite unity, joy and inner peace. Bring your favorite hand drums/percussion. RSVP for drum loan and childcare.  $10/love offering. Unity Spiritual Center, 9800 Candelaria Rd NE, Albuquerque. 505-2921998. Divine Feminine Spiritual Perspectives – Through mid-Dec. 6-9pm. The program is led by Rev AliceAnn Saunders, will run on. $20. The OakRose Academy of Light, 109 Michelle drive, Santa Fe. Rev Hilary: 505-795-1943.

saturdays Cancer Survivor & Caregiver Support Group – 10am-12pm. 2nd Sat. Join facilitators from People Living Through Cancer and The Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project for support groups; for survivors and caregivers of all cancer types. Free. 3411 Candelaria Rd NE, Albuquerque. 505242-3263.

ART & CREATIVITY Creative wings Studio

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

ASTROLOGY Dr. Ivonne Lassalle

Board Certified Hypnologist 787-405-7745 NOW IN ALBUQUERQUE! Introductory Offer - $ 75 Discover the tendencies in your life for the next twelve months following Vedic Astrology. How can you benefit from your astrological transits? What areas of your life require more attention in this period? Get an appointmment for your Reading. Write to us: infinitoofengshui@yahoo. com. Call us: 787- 405-7745 (This is a USA Area Code) See ad on page 9.

BODYWORK bluebuddhabodywork

Sante Fe 505-252-1691 A unique blend of CranioSacral therapy, SomatoEmotional Release and therapeutic bodywork, find relief and balance within your mind, body and spirit. Specializing in Headache Treatment. See ad on page 8.

Correlations Bodywork

Eva Lipton-Ormand, CHom, CCSP, NTS, LMT#5866 505-266-6558 Core Synchronism Treatments: Personalized holistic medicine for everyone. A complete realignment system for physical and/or emotional issues from sports injury to depression. See practitioner profile page 11.

EDUCATION Hypnotherapy Academy of America™ 2132 Osuna Road NE, Suite B Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113 505-767-8030

Accelerated Hypnotherapy 500 hour complete Training for Certification in Hypnotherapy. Experiential Education Format. Scope of Practice Protocols. Free Introductory Classes. Support after Graduation. Medical Hypnosis Training. See ad on page 5.

Academy for the Love of Learning

133 Seton Village Road, Santa Fe, NM 505-995-1860

The Academy for the Love of Learning stimulates and supports the rebirth and renewal of learning and education in Santa Fe through ongoing programs and free monthly Evenings of Exploration. See ad on page 5.


1708A Highway 84, Abiquiu, NM 87510 505-685-1000 Magnificent red rock landscape on 21,000 acres hosts workshops & retreats in themes of spirituality, art, sustainability, Southwest & more. Georgia O’Keeffe Landscape Tours, Hiking, Massage, Anthropology Museum & Tours, Paleontology Museum & Tours, Movie Site Tour, Horseback Riding, Challenge Course & Climbing Wall, Labyrinth & Karesansui Garden, Gift Shop, Lodging, Camping. 65 miles northwest of Santa Fe. See ad on page 27.


community resource guide Sunny’s Book of Healing Sunny Morrow, MEd, B.S., D.S. cell 864-905-1864, ABQ, NM

Specializing in detoxification of the body through gentle, non-invasive means. Group and one-on-one consults plus continued support available. Detailed Iridology reports that are specific to you  upon request. Utilizing local resources in Albuquerque, affordable, and life-changing! In-person, overseas, skype, and phone clients welcomed.

Health & Human Services People Living Through Cancer 3411 Candelaria Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107 505-242-3263 •

Find the support you need! PLTC offers FREE group sessions, One-on-one support and workshops all geared towards providing you with the tools you need as a survivor or caregiver. We also have an Amazing lending library. We are here for you, so stop in and say hello! See ad on page 17.


Jay Pullen CMS-CHt, FIBH cert.#11214-347 505-450-2571 General Hypnotherapy and Medical Support Hypnosis. Transformative change in many ways by addressing subconscious mind programming. Create your life with intention! Free 20 minute consultation.


Founder of the Interlight Mystery School Taos, NM - 505-692-5411 - 10am to 7pm

Brennan will help you find your way to a better life. He specializes in advanced energetic healing and higher guidance counsel, assisting you with your personal integration by helping you let go of what does not serve you. Sessions at $111 per hour.

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Peaceful Sky Hypnotherapy Eli Peace, CHt Albuquerque @The Source (505) 750-7273

Money and love! Hypnotherapy safely and naturally changes the beliefs in our minds and the actions we take out of them. Use hypnosis to meet your goals, including: Money, Weight, Sleep, Pain, Smoking, and Self-Esteem. I also lead birth and past-life explorations.

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ABQ/Santa Fe/Gallup

Alternative Integrative Health. Create the change and restore health at it’s source with NES Total Wellness system. Reassess, rejuvenate, re-imprint and rebuild. See ad on page 13.

N e w M e x i c o ’s l a r g e s t A Positive Path for community-owned natural & Spiritual Living. 10:00 organic grocer, with locations in am Sunday worship Albuquerque, Santa Fe and service and children’s Gallup. All our stores are open to program. Spiritual but the public. You don’t have to be not religious weddings, a member to shop, but if you are, memorials, christenyou’ll save even more. La Montañita believes in the shared benefits of healthy ings and classes. LGBTQ welcome. food, sound environmental practices and a strong TRAUMA THERAPY local economy. Stop by and shop with us today! See ad on page 15.


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

An Integrative and InterCultural Center for Prevention and Wellness, treating people with a wide range of health issues, using a vast array of ancient and modern techniques. A state of the art Integrative and Intercultural center, emphasizing prevention and wellness along with disease management. NOTFOR-PROFIT. See ad on page 5.

INTUITIVE CONSULTATIONS GALAYA-InTUITIvE RESOURCES Santa Fe • 505-466-3764 Toll-Free: 1-888-326-0403

F i n d Clarity, Ins ight and Inspiration! Intuitive Readings, Coaching and Animal Communication. Clarify life choices and decisions. Activate practical solutions for your health, relationships, career and business.


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. See ad on page 19.


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PLASTIC SURGERY DR. FARhAn TAGhIZADEh New Mexico Facial Plastics 505-888-3223

New Mexico Facial Plastics offer a broad range of aesthetic and ENT procedures & treatments. Using the latest advanced surgical techniques that minimize recovery time Dr. Taghizadeh specializes in facelifts, scar revision, revision facelifts, and revision rhinoplasty. See ad on page 11.


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.

classifieds ANIMAL PROTECTION FOSTER HOMES NEEDED Join Animal Protection of New Mexico’s Companion Animal Rescue Effort ( to provide temporary housing for animals of domestic violence victims so all can get to a safe place. 1-844-323-CARE.

9800 Candelaria Rd. NE, ABQ NM 87112 505-292-1998


Stephanie Jaeger PO Box 3257, Corrales, NM 87048 505-898-6540 World renowned educator Stephanie Jaeger works with survivors of abuse/trauma to move Beyond Surviving into a life of thriving through her workshops and retreats.


9577 Osuna Rd NE Suite J 505-294-8227 Wellness Center focuses on Age Management. We offer a Nondrug option for reversing and preventing Osteoporosis, improved strength, balance and pain reduction. Call for consultation. See ad on page 13.


Brain-oriented holistic approach to health. Yoga, Ta i c h i , M e d i t a t i o n , Breathing, and Workshops. 4 locations. In Albuquerque NE 797-2211, NW 7925111, Downtown 262-2211, In Santa Fe: 820-2211.

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