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his month’s letter was inspired by the Conscious Eating department article by April Thompson, “The Good Food Fight—Keeping Food Out of the Trash Bin.” This hot topic has been shared repeatedly across conventional and independent media lately. It’s about time the mainstream media is picking up the growing, chronic problem of wasted food, including the cultural biases toward perfect produce, subsidy-driven overproduction that creates much of it and the lack of composting options to recycle and reuse what no one wants. As recently reported in The Atlantic ( and The Guardian (, Americans throw away about 60 million tons of produce each year. Much of this is from everyone’s counter and refrigerator, yet a large portion of wasted food never even hits the market, but is thrown away outright or diverted to animal feed because it is blemished or bruised. This accounts for what they say is “one-third of all foodstuffs,” worth an estimated $160 billion, and according to the Environmental Protection Agency, the single biggest occupant of U.S. landfills. The average throwaway cost to an American family of four is estimated to be $1,600 hard-earned dollars annually. Sadly, this is also a worldwide waste problem—and yet malnourishment and hunger continue to grow exponentially. Across the country, entrepreneurs are starting CSA-like businesses to deliver imperfect, but completely consumable produce at a discount. Large grocery stores are experimenting more regularly with “bruised and reduced” produce. Many food pantries accept fresh produce donations and the old concept of gleaning (gathering leftover produce and grain after a harvest) is gaining new acceptance and becoming a growing practice in urban/suburban and rural gardens and farms. Fighting food waste starts at home. Knowing what food we have on hand, creating shopping lists based on our plans buying only what’s needed for the next couple of days and eating leftovers all reduce waste and save us money. And for produce that just doesn’t get eaten, freezing the leftovers or starting a compost bin will help to keep food out of our landfills and save on our garbage bill. As we enjoy this hot summer, feel free to peruse the local festivals, events and workshops we’re sharing in the August edition. This month’s issue features so many amazing things going on in our community. In these pages, you’ll learn more about offerings like the Santa Fe Yoga Festival in August, The Academy for the Love of Learning’s El Otro Lado in the Schools program, the upcoming Fiesta Sustainability Showcase in Santa Fe, UNIFY FEST, spiritually inspired art classes for children, The Radiant Woman Healing Conference, a Joyful Eating retreat with renowned Dr. Joan Borysenko and for the first time in New Mexico the Liberation Breathing® Weekend with Sondra Ray and so much more. Get out and enjoy the music, classes, workshops and yoga offerings and have some fun!

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n introduction to meditation pioneer Toni Packer will take place September 17 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Wat Center in Albuquerque. The workshop is being held in preparation for a retreat in Packer’s style by the NM Center for Meditative Inquiry and Retreat starting October 1. Attendees will participate in a short sitting meditation, listen to a taped talk by Toni Packer, and get a chance to ask questions. “Packer, who was featured in the film Meetings with Remarkable Women, was one of the most transformative meditation teachers of the last 40 years,” says event facilitator Jay Cutts, who will share his experience as a student of Toni for nearly 40 years. “Toni worked with the issues that modern people are most concerned with—relationships, fear, anger, depression, anxiety, self-esteem. She did so from a profound, spacious listening grounded in compassion.” Packer was the founder of The Springwater Center for Meditative Inquiry and Retreat in Springwater, New York. Her profoundly simple way of listening shed light on our difficulties and on the vast, still beauty of life. She died in 2013 at the age of 86. Her work is continued by a number of Springwater teachers. Cost: Suggested donation: $10 to $20. Location: 145 Madison NE, Albuquerque. For more information, contact Jay Cutts at 505-281-0684 or visit

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A Benefit Concert for Peace and Healing in Palestine and Israel


ound healer, musician and meditation teacher, Sheila Fox crafts an evening of Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Eastern European music, meditation and fractal projections by Emma Eckert of Fractal Foundation at 7:30 p.m. on September 17 at Yoga Mike’s Studio BLUE in Albuquerque. The event will help raise funds for Creative Arts Healing for Palestinians and Israelis. Musical artists include Sheila Fox, The Rebbe’s Orkestra, Erik Teixeira and Issa Malluf, Yoga Mike and Josh Vigil. “As a global community, it is vital that we address posttraumatic stress. People can recognize their own innate healing power, love, compassion and inner strength,” says Fox who assists people in this process by sharing music, Acutonics Sound Healing, iRest Yoga Nidra meditation, and Capacitar energy practices. In 2011, she travelled to Palestine and Israel and worked with young and old delivering her healing services. Suggested donation $10 to $20. Location: 2205 Silver Ave. SE, Albuquerque. For more information, call 505-717-2402, email or visit notablehealing.

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egistration for the New Mexico Academy of International Studies (NMAIS) in Santa Fe for grades 1 to 6 is closing soon. This 10-month school program offers individualized curriculum in a home setting with more than 15 academic subjects and enrichments including Latin, Spanish, art, music, yoga, dance and African drumming. This small, dedicated learning community believes that every person is unique, idiosyncratic and has a mind and personality of particular beauty; that For more information, call 505-891-3619 or visit See human intelligence is multifaceted and ad, below. academics are only one, albeit important, component; that people are more likely to succeed in an environment where they feel known and cared for; that shortn September 11, Santa Fe Waldorf School term memory alone does not constitute will host its 3rd Annual Wolf Pack Trail Run for learning; that social/emotional guidance is runners and walkers of all ages. The 5K and 10K moment-to-moment; that the astonishing trail runs begin at 8:30 a.m. from the shelter area of potential of the developing human mind the Santa Fe Waldorf School and the 3K Fun Run/ moves with its own pace and design; that Walk begins at 9:45 a.m. “The run is an enjoyable learning is a joyful, life-long journey; and outdoor event that the whole family can participate in,” says Santa Fe Waldorf that discerning, thoughtful people become School Chair, Greg Smith. caring people who act to better the world.


or over a year now, Eagle Ranch Church has had a weekly art class for children. Besides being sheer fun, the class serves a unique spiritual role. “The art of creation helps children to slow down and connect with who they truly are,” explains Eagle Ranch Church Pastor Nico Ashe. “We live in a time when our children are constantly exposed to slick graphics, a barrage of images. TV, tablets and video games encourage kids to tune out and be lulled into passivity. Too much screen time turns children into consumers rather than creators,” says Ashe. “But we are created in the image of God, the ultimate creator, and we were created to be co-creators with the Divine.” Eagle Ranch Church’s one-hour art sessions focus on the power and process of creative expression rather than focusing on the final product. “We expose children to different artists and their styles. And we introduce different medium and techniques. Although we have rules—like brushes are thirsty and like to be wet—children are allowed to experiment and ‘do their own thing.’ For example, what happens when you paint with your fingers, a sponge, a Q-tip or a butter knife instead of a brush? Sometimes we leave 2D and build things, make a sculpture. Trying new things in art helps children to find their own voice,” says Ashe.

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ondra and Markus Ray will be in Albuquerque and Santa Fe presenting aspects of Liberation Breathing; the Loving Relationships Training; their newest book, Spiritual Intimacy; and their work with A Course in Miracles. The pair will also be offering private Liberation Breathing sessions by appointment in Santa Fe to unlock key emotional blockages and reveal core limiting beliefs. According to Sondra, The Loving Relationships Training, coming to Santa Fe Unity Center being held September 16 to 18, “will enhance all your relationships, especially with yourself, and reveal the essential ingredients for spiritual intimacy and the ‘one thing’ you need to clear in order to have complete liberation in this life.” Sondra Ray is known the world over as one of the most dynamic spiritual leaders of our day. She is recognized by many as a spiritual teacher, author, rebirther, lecturer and healer, with renowned expertise in the area of relationships. Visit for registration information and to receive a free gift. The 18 Good Ingredients for Spiritual Intimacy. For more information call Victoria Love at 505-266-6282. See ad page 5.

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eciding what to eat has gotten so complicated, it seems one needs a scientist in the kitchen! But don’t worry—Dr. Joan Borysenko is ready to dish up some bite size portions of the latest nutritional science, along with generous helpings of traditional wisdom, warmth and humor, paired with the enjoyment of wholesome food. Borysenko is cooking up an intimate hands-on workshop in Santa Fe September 7 to 11 that explores mind-body-spirit approaches to cooking and eating for optimal health, pleasure and wellbeing. The Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, Joyful Eating retreat will begin a joyful journey toward vibrant health— exploring how the power of pleasure, narrative psychology, and mind-body practices combine with the latest nutritional information and time-honored holistic practices to encourage the experience of the Zen of eating. Participants will leave with new insights and skills to empower a personal

path to healing and wholeness that begins right in their own kitchen. According to Dr. Gilah Rosner, who will co-host the retreat, the program will draw on Dr. Borysenko’s recent book, The PlantPlus Diet Solution, a user-friendly synthesis of where nutrition is going in the 21st century. Dr. Borysenko and Dr. Rosner will share the latest nutritional research on such cutting-edge topics as the gut microbiome and epigenetics, and will serve this along with lively discussion, cooking demos and tastings. Holistic practices such as journaling, affirmations, meditation and group sharing will help participants discover how beliefs, emotions, mindfulness, pleasure and gratitude are as important as the foods we eat. “There is a powerful dimension to personal growth that can only be experienced in a group setting,” says Rosner. “With the guidance of a great mentor like Dr. Joan Borysenko, participants can develop a connection that enhances their ability to drink in fresh ideas, to expand their awareness, to share with one another, and to create new visions for how they can live their lives, all while having some fun.” Location: IHM Center in the heart of Santa Fe, from September 7-11. Commuters are welcome. For more information, visit

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Hope for a New Generation Despite being less confident than their elders, a new study by, in Montreal, reveals that Millennials (those born between 1980 and 2000) are an ambitious and tenacious generation that continues to prove potential critics wrong. Labeled by some as self-entitled, arrogant and immature from being coddled by hovering parents, the company’s research says that Millennials are not afraid to push themselves to achieve lofty goals, work hard or take on difficult challenges. Collecting data from 1,035 people that took their Ambition Test, the researchers looked at the differences between Millennials, Generation X (born between 1960 and 1980) and Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1960) in terms of their levels of aspiration, persistence and sense of self-efficacy. The study reveals that while Millennials lagged a little behind the other two generations on some factors related to ambition, the potential of these young adults should not be underestimated. “One can argue that Millennials’ hopeful and determined nature is a case of idealism,” explains Ilona Jerabek, Ph.D., president of PsychTests. “Some have just started out in the workforce, so they’re eager to prove themselves, which could also mean that at some point they’ll be blindsided by the reality of what it’s like to be out there in the real world.”

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he Radiant Woman Healing Conference is being held October 27 through 30 at the Embassy Suites and Spa in Albuquerque. Barbara Snowden, the facilitator of this unique conference, shares some of the benefits of participating in this women’s conference and health fair. “Besides being of help and service to women from all walks of life and the lives they touch and from ages 18 and up, it is an opportunity to become better known in the community and grow your business, whatever it might be. You’ll be mentioned on the website and the catalogue, and in some cases, mentioned in advertising. We anticipate 1,000 or more people a day to attend.” There are plans for the Mobile Mammogram Van to be on site Friday the 28th to give free exams. More information on that will soon be on the website www.”

“This isn’t just a mind, body, spirit event. It’s about what women deal with in everyday life. Family issues and relationships, aging parents, financial advice, dealing with health issues, violence, PTSD, Eastern, Western and holistic medicine along with things metaphysical are just some of the issues we hope to cover all in one place,” she adds. “Whatever a woman has to deal with in her life and the lives she touches.” Keynote speakers include renowned Dr. Joan Borysenko, author of over 16 books on body, spirit and healing on Friday night, and healing will be the Friday night Keynote. She is an international speaker who has done many workshops and seminars over the years. Joan McIver Gibson, PhD and philosopher, with over 30 years of experience in a variety of settings will speak at the dinner on Saturday night. Her Keynote address is titled: ‘Your Life. Your Health. You Decide.’ For more information, call 505-433-5661, visit or go to Go toPurchase and then Packages for detailed information on booths, lectures andworkshops. New lower prices due to reduction in our expenses. Sponsorship opportunities also available. Earlybird prices end August 31.


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A GOOD FOOD FIGHT Keeping Food Out of the Trash Bin by April Thompson


vation and operations. “The other is the labor involved. Universities are the perfect ecosystem for food recovery because college students have flexible schedules and are community service-minded, offering a ready supply of volunteers.” The latest FRN initiative is a certification program to verify that farms and restaurants are engaging in food recovery that includes creating a toolkit to help restaurants safely recover leftover meals. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture recently set a goal of slashing food waste in half by 2030, with several supporting bills approaching the floor in Congress. The EPA food recovery hierarchy calls for reducing food waste first and foremost, with recovering food to feed people or animals as a fallback and utilizing landfills only as a last resort. “It’s one thing to set goals, but to realize those reductions in food waste, we have to change our behavior,” says Jonathan Bloom, author of American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (and What We Can Do About It). Farms and households are the two largest generators of food waste, according to Bloom, whose blog at offers dozens of beneficial tips for keeping food out of the trash bin. Fighting food waste starts before we go to the grocery. Bloom recommends consumers organize cupboards to know what’s already in stock, plan meals and stick to the shopping list. Post-purchase, easy tips include serving smaller portions, freezing leftovers and sharing surplus with friends and neighbors. Bloom’s website fans contribute more ideas like mixing veggie scraps into pet food or making them into soup stock. Using a smaller refrigerator keeps shoppers from bulking up while saving energy costs. The battle against wasted food needs to start at home, where small steps add up to big change.

s much as 40 percent of food produced in the U.S. is wasted, even as one in six Americans goes hungry. Instead of feeding people better, we are feeding the city dump. Of all types of trash, food consumes the most space in our municipal landfills, followed by plastic and paper. Rotting food then releases harmful methane, a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide. While food waste is a big problem, social entrepreneurs see a big opportunity. Around the country, they are working to reduce, recover and rethink discarded food valued at more than Connect with freelance writer April Thompson, of Washington, $160 billion a year. In the process, they are not only cutting D.C., at food costs, but also creating jobs and fighting climate change. University of Maryland College Park alumna Cam Pascual co-founded the nonprofit Food Recovery Network (FRN) after watching hundreds of pounds of food hit the trash in her campus dining hall every night. Pascual and her colleagues mobilized a volunteer network to shuttle leftovers from the university to soup kitchens, donating 200 meals a night to feed the hungry. In the last five years, FRN has recovered more than 1 million pounds of food from 184 campuses in 42 states, proving that ingenuity and philanthropy can together fight the food waste travesty. “There are two major barriers to recovering leftover food; one is awareness, like helping businesses to understand the laws that protect them from liability,” says Pascual, the organization’s current director of inno-

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Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong Opening in Galisteo by Debra Rosenman


he Chi Center has a new home and a new name! The Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong will be opening in Galisteo on October 1. This is a dream come true for internationally recognized qigong teacher and healer Master Mingtong Gu. After studying Zhineng Qigong under the tutelage of Dr. Ming Pang at the world’s largest Medicine-less Qigong Center in China, Master Gu brought Zhineng Qigong to the West, synthesizing the ancient art and new science of Wisdom Healing Qigong into a framework for modern day living. The new center is the manifestation of Master Gu’s long-held vision: a retreat center where people from around the world gather together to awaken and heal the body, mind and heart through daily practices and teachings of Wisdom Healing Qigong. The landscape at the new center is nothing short of magical. Situated on a span of seventy-nine acres covered with ancient cottonwood trees, a fishpond, labyrinths, and breath-taking views of several mountain ranges, the land itself is a healing balm. A stunning circular building set into the earth, reminiscent of sacred underground ceremonial kivas, will be used for gatherings and workshops. This property invokes both heaven and earth with its beauty, quality of light, and potential gateway to health. The inaugural festivities begin Friday, September 30 with An Evening of Wisdom Healing Qigong with Master Gu at the Santa Fe Community College. The Grand Opening Ceremony and Celebratory Blessings takes place Saturday, October 1 at the new Center in Galisteo. Completing the weekend at the new Center, October 2 is a full-day Wisdom Healing Qigong workshop. The Grand Opening Ceremony will be graced with inspirational speakers and local luminaries from various holistic healing backgrounds and spiritual traditions including community and land blessings from Grandmother Flordemayo, a founding member of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. Local government officials and dignitaries will also be present to usher in this milestone occasion. Following the opening ceremony and blessings, a community potluck dinner, world Kirtan music by the Bhakti Boogie Band, and dancing will keep the celebration flowing into the night. To register and for more details, call 707-347-6489, email or visit

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healthykids drop in original thinking that happens as students move into early adolescence,” reports Daniel Pink, author of A Whole New Mind. Creativity isn’t only child’s play; parents also could do well to infuse their own lives with its discoveries and delights. “Through creativity, parents can reawaken a sense of wonder and joy, and nurture characteristics like patience,” says Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way for Parents: Raising Creative Children.



Ways to Spark a Child’s Creativity by April Thompson


hether it’s playing dress-up, making forts from sofa cushions or drawing pictures, creative moments can define and distinguish a happy childhood. Yet it’s not all just fun and games, according to experts. Childhood creativity, nurtured both in the classroom and at home, is crucial for developing qualities such as sound decision-making, flexible thinking and mental resiliency. Analyzing more than 150 studies across the fields of psychology, neuroscience, education and business management, the Center for Childhood Creativity, in Sausalito, California, found many important life skills are affiliated with a creative upbringing. The resulting white paper, Inspiring a Generation to Create, underscores that rather than simply being an innate trait, creativity can be taught. “Creativity should be an integral part of every child’s education. The research shows that we can avoid the 22

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times, we pretend our pets are having conversations, and use different voices and accents to express what they might be saying, given their circumstance at the time. This is a family favorite; we laugh constantly.” Engaging Parents Mark Runco, Ph.D., a University of Cameron wrote the book in Georgia professor of gifted and creative part to guide her own daugh- education, founder of the Creativity ter, Research Journal and advisor to the actress and film director Domenica Center for Childhood Creativity, notes Cameron-Scorsese, in her creative the importance of balancing unstrucjourney through motherhood. While tured and structured activities, creating many such works focus on art projects space for both individual expression for kids, Cameron’s book emphasizes and creative collaboration. activities that put creative fuel in the To foster the former, Van’t Hul parental tank. For example, she recencourages “strewing”, which she refers ommends parents take up the ritual of to as “the art of casually yet strategi“morning pages”; writing three pages  cally leaving invitations for learning of stream-of-consciousness thoughts and creativity out for kids to discover the first thing each morning. on their own.” Invitations to play could Jean Van’t Hul, author of The be a basket of non-toxic blocks, a Artful Parent, started a daily sketchrecycled-paper sketchpad opened to a book practice for herself and to set blank page or some nature finds from a an example for her kids. “I like that walk in the woods. the kids see me creating regularly and As an example of the latter, they’ve joined in a couple times. I Cameron suggests that parents lead kids also want to get over my self-limited on a weekly creative expedition, allowbelief that I’m not a good artist,” reing the kids to choose a new place to marks Van’t Hul, who blogs at Artfulaimlessly explore such as a park, store, pet shop or museum. According to the author, that sense of shared Engaging Kids adventure, fostered in a safe space, A family ritual, like a bedtime story naturally nurtures the creative process, or relationship with a pet, can be reboth for now and the future. imagined to inspire household mem “If you make art the center, insistbers to co-create together. “Instead ing that kids be creative, they may feel of always reading to my kids, we a sense of pressure,” advises Cameron. take turns making up stories by ‘giv“If you make inspiration the center, it ing’ each other three things, like an spills over into art.” airplane, a shovel and a pair of pants, which we have to use in a story,” says Connect with freelance writer April Nicole Corey Rada, a working mother Thompson, of Washington, D.C., at of two in Richmond, Virginia. “Some-

El Otro Lado: Nurturing Creativity and Connection in the Classroom by Jesisca Smyser


says, “This journey with these fourth graders has been about building relationships, having some laughs and sharing, and less about making something that anyone else would call ‘art.’ Slowly, over these last few weeks, I can say with a smile that we’ve gotten to know each other—to trust that we can share and create with each other. It is awesome.” Last year, the sixth grade students at Ortiz Middle School progressed through many investigations into their identities and stories, from drawing identity maps, to bringing in touchstone objects that reflect a story about themselves, to creating “I Am From” poems that reflect their roots. As Teaching Artist Andy Primm says, “It has been an artistic process towards connection and self-worth.” Thanks to the support of the Santa Fe Public Schools and donors to the Academy for the Love of Learning’s ongoing mission, the El Otro Lado program continues in six public schools in the 2016/17 school year, including elementary, middle and high school classrooms. Through sharing their stories, teachers and students learn to see each other in new ways in and out of the schools nurturing connection, empathy and respect.


t’s 8:50 a.m. on a Wednesday morning at Santa Fe High, and a group of ESL students are slowly settling into their first period of the day. Today’s El Otro Lado in the Schools learning experience is called Animal Guide Self Portraits. Molly Wagoner, the El Otro Lado Teaching Artist, begins with a slide show of famous self-portraits, including Van Gogh, Dali and Kahlo, followed by a brief demonstration on watercolor painting. The class then spends some time journaling in response to the prompt, “envision an animal that will guide you on your journey through this life.” Then they move on to the difficult task of studying themselves in the mirror. For the remainder of class the students, and the classroom teacher, creatively combine materials to make perfectly unique portraits. Their animal guides range from bunny To learn more about the Academy for the Love of Learning’s rabbits to sharks. programs visit To this classroom, the exercise is not just about the mechanics of drawing—it’s creative expression that brings connection. As another Teaching Artist, Philomena Salem, points out, El Otro Lado is a collaborative experience for both teachers and students. “My students have taught me that exSM pression is just a way of exploring our own individuality and background so that we can share and celebrate our unique histories, which inevitably reveal how interconnected we all are,” she explains. Since 2011, The Academy for the Love of Learning’s El Otro Lado in the Schools program has brought New Mexico teachers, artists and students together to access and share their stories. Each week participants use journaling, recorded oral narratives, photography, visual arts, music and movement to learn together in classrooms all over Santa Fe. This learning expands as teachers adapt these methods to other areas of teaching, and extends beyond the classroom as participants present their stories and art in a yearly community culmination. This past April the culmination, part of the Academy for the Love of Learning’s annual Festival of Learning, broke attendance records at the contemporary art museum SITE Santa Fe. Holotropic Breathwork™ Retreat Young people are often urged to express themselves on The Spirit of Exploration one hand, but hide who they truly are on another. El Otro • Facilitated by Marianne Murray and Diane Haug Lado’s process fosters deep connection, learning and under• Saturday, September 22-25 • $200.00 deposit required standing, prompting Philomena to say, “I noticed our class expressed a natural interest in listening to each other and a 505.995.1860 genuine sense of pride when sharing about their own passions and personal history.” Teaching Artist Amber Johnson

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Fiesta Sustainability Showcase in Santa Fe by Alan Hoffman


anta Fe-based A Parallel World (APW) is an exciting new web platform offering information, resources and vendors to help Americans make an easier transition to a sustainable (or Parallel) lifestyle. AParallelWorld. com is hosting its second annual sustainability showcase September 10 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Ballroom in Santa Fe. The event will be followed by a benefit concert from 6:30 to 10 p.m. by Club West’s original Motown Review Featuring Teri Diers. This unique Sustainability Showcase offers vendors and consumers alike a chance to sample fabulous organic and local foods, test drive the latest electric cars, enjoy one-on-one information on the latest

transitional technologies including solar energy, plug-in cars, hydroponics, organic gardening, local banking, local newspapers, independent broadcasting and others. There will also be a new local community seed exchange, peddicab rides, activities for the whole family, and contests all day with great prizes. A Parallel World is the brainchild of local green developer Alan Hoffman, who has a 30 year history of designing and marketing energy efficient homes and communities in the Santa Fe area. “I’m truly excited to launch this unique web platform right in my hometown. APW is a one-stop site helping folks save money, protect our planet and join a like-minded community of people making the transition to a sustainable, healthy life.” Any business that helps people transition from old destructive systems like coal, oil GMOs, too-big-to-fail banks or toxic home products has earned a free listing in the APW Marketplace. Any vendor with a complete vendor listing is invited to display their printed material at the Fiesta Showcase as our guest. Floor displays are also available to APW Vendors. Adds Hoffman. “Santa Fe’s progressive community chooses more organic, locally grown food; is replacing coalfired electricity with roof top solar and many Santa Feans are switching to plug-in cars. Santa Fe is positioned to continue to lead the nation in the adoption of a sustainable lifestyle for everyone.” Proceeds will benefit three local sustainability non-profit groups, Youth Works, the Santa Fe Farmers Market Institute and New Energy Economy.


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EARTH GUARDIANS Kids Say No to Global Warming by April Thompson


t age 6, climate change activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez gave his first speech to a packed crowd in his hometown of Boulder, Colorado. Raised in the Aztec tradition, he was taught that as indigenous people, they are descendants of the land and inherit a duty to protect it. “I felt such sadness that my generation inherited this crisis to clean up. That night, I saw that those emotions could be channeled into action and my voice could make a difference,” says Martinez, founder and youth director of the nonprofit Earth Guardians. Ten years later, his impassioned message has sparked a global movement. More than 2,000 “youth crews” from Bhutan to Brazil are fighting climate change and improving their communities in other ways. These activists aren’t yet old enough to vote, but are still making their voices heard by global policymakers. On their behalf, Martinez delivered a plea to representatives from 192 countries at the United Nations General Assembly meeting on climate change last year, asking for stronger measures to protect both the planet and its people. He particularly pointed to the ever-increasing “climate refugees” that have lost their homes to rising oceans and other havoc caused by Earth’s warming trend. Although Martinez serves on President Obama’s youth council, he

and 20 other young plaintiffs filed a landmark lawsuit earlier this year against the federal government for failing to protect its citizens from climate change. The plaintiffs are seeking a court order requiring America’s president to establish a national plan to decrease atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide to “safe” levels by 2100. At home, Martinez is working with Boulder County community and environmental organizations to locally eliminate pesticides from parks, charge for plastic bags at retail, regulate coal ash emissions and ban fracking. offers many ways anyone can plug into the movement, whether taking individual actions to lighten our carbon footprint, creating school gardens or signing its Silence into Action pledge, inspired by Martinez’s younger brother Itzcuauhtli’s 45-day silence strike for climate action. “The most important thing you can do is educate yourself. Whatever makes you come alive, use that passion to make a difference,” says Martinez, whose performances as a pianist and hip-hop artist inform and enliven music festivals worldwide. “Together, we can create a legacy we can be proud to pass on to the next generation.” Connect with freelance writer April Thompson, of Washington, D.C., at

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and greatness. Corporate leaders praise its programs for helping participants relate, communicate and perform well. Josselyne Herman-Saccio, a Landmark program leader in New York City, remarks, “Every one of us has a dream, yet too many of us choose our path with fear, disguised as practicality. Our kids might get the message that, ‘You don’t do your dream as your career.’” That thought can leave anyone feeling like something is missing. After putting off her own career as a singer and ultimately deciding to go for it, Herman-Saccio recorded That’s What Love Can Do with her group Boy Krazy. The song rose to the top of the pop charts in 1993. That empowering experience helped her decide to help others—including her own three children—fulfill their dreams. Today, Herman-Saccio leads the Landmark Forum for adults, and the company also offers a version of the course for 13-to-17-year-olds, an interactive, three-day program in cities across the U.S. It helps teens first understand their existing patterns of thoughts and behaviors and then move forward to create new possibilities and face new challenges and discover a new level of power, freedom, self-expression and peace of mind. For a teen to register, by Judith Fertig a parent or legal guardian must register for or have completed the organization’s This positive parenting aphe plugged-in, stressed-out world adult forum and provide permission. that challenges adults can be even proach—accentuating youthful desires Teens planning for life after high more difficult for teens in the throes and strengths, instead of deficiencies school get help identifying their career and weaknesses—helps young people of hormones, peer pressure and a selfie passion at schools such as Upland develop a secure footing in life. “Kids culture. Parents can help their children Hills School, in Oxford, Michigan. thrive and become empowered individu- are driven by their hearts,” observes Its emphasis on experiential learnals by nurturing desirable character traits Borba. “A positive parent doesn’t do ing culminates in a senior project the the cookie-cutter approach, as in, such as resourcefulness, resilience, perteen produces, whether it’s writing ‘That’s what worked for other kids in severance, self-reliance, independence, a novel, building a storage shed or the neighborhood,’ nor even reference empathy and social competence. volunteering at the local senior citizen what the parent did as a teen.” Teens   Child psychologist Michele Borba, center. Each must someway contribute also impose upon themselves, thinking Ed.D., of Palm Springs, California, is a to the community. Beginning with the former classroom teacher and the mother that being trendy, beautiful, rich and student’s dream, they must work their famous are valuable life goals. “The of three grown children who dispenses way through obstacles, setbacks and all positive parent looks at each child as an advice at the steps required to bring a dream to individual, listens to what really makes Her main parenting focus is charreality. them light up, and then supports that.” acter education, as reflected in her latest book, Unselfie: Why Empathetic Emotional Literacy/Healthy Dreaming Big Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World. “Tune in to what your kids love,” Landmark Worldwide, active in 125 Risk-Taking advises Borba. “Then find learning expe- cities globally, is committed to the idea Sometimes parents need to address a riences that help them develop traits they that people everywhere have the possi- teen’s longing for friends and social bility of achieving success, fulfillment connections. For youths that especially need to be happy, productive adults.”

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need to nurture their social skills, such as high-functioning kids with autism or Asperger’s syndrome, film school might be an answer. At the Joey Travolta Film School and summer camp, in Lafayette, California, kids work together to make a movie; they start with a script, create sets, operate the camera, act and direct. At the Hunter School, in Romney, New Hampshire, kids dealing with attention challenges can nurture mindbody awareness, energetic mindfulness and sensory integration. It all helps them get to know themselves and relate better to others. Outdoor skills can help teens develop healthy risk-taking behaviors, as well as teach resilience, perseverance and self-reliance. SheJumps (SheJumps. org), in Salt Lake City, offers young women 6 to 18 years old an opportunity to master outdoor living skills, boost confidence and encourage leadership via collaborating with strong female role models. Fun activities include mountain biking, skiing and trailblazing.

throughs, move beyond fears and limiting beliefs, accomplish goals and realize true desires. Application requirements include a good academic record, at least 20 hours of community service and a guidance counselor’s recommendation. Robbins maintains, “Grow and give is what life is all about.”

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A way for youngsters 5 to 19 years old to become empowered is by joining a 4-H group in urban, suburban or rural areas. If we envision a farm kid raising a calf to show at the state fair, that’s still one facet of today’s 4-H, but far from the entire scope. Founded in 1902, 4-H is a global nonprofit dedicated to learning by doing; specialties now range from computer science and graphic design to leadership, healthy living and the performing arts. Positive mentoring by adults and developing community spirit ground 4-H clubs, camps and programs. Research by Tufts University’s Institute for Applied Research in Youth DevelopLeadership ment and America’s land-grant collegOver time, experiential learning can es and universities shows that people help youths develop leadership skills. with a 4-H background are more likely Lander, Wyoming’s National Outdoor to give back to their Leadership School, a gap-year program communities than others (see Tinyurl. for high school graduates taking a year com/YouthDevelopmentStudy). off before college, offers courses lasting For Grammy-winner Jennifer Nettles, two weeks, several months or even a of Nashville, 4-H meant learning to perfull year. Activities include sea kayakform at an early age, even flying to Chicaing, Alaskan mountain and glacier go to do it. “I don’t know that I would be climbing and wilderness medicine. where I am today without 4-H,” she says. Teens already on track and want“Mentors there help you. They helped me ing to develop additional leadership with the skills of performing and learning skills can tap into motivational speaker about being on stage; they also taught me and self-help author Tony Robbins’ an- the importance of giving back.” nual Unleash the Power Within youth leadership program event. Groups of Sustainable Sustenance youths 14 to 17 years old collectively Growing food for themselves and others participate to create individual breakcan be a great adventure for teens, while fostering resourcefulness, perseverance and ecological awareness. Seventeenyear-old Katie Stagliano launched Katie’s Crops, in Summerville, South Carolina, several years ago based on her desire to fight hunger by growing food for people that need it. Today, the enterprise offers grants for youth in any area to start and maintain a local garden, provided they give away the produce to the hungry. The initiative has grown to more than 50 28

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gardens around the U.S. Both Mobile Urban Growers, in Mobile, Alabama, and Closer to Earth, in Oklahoma City, empower youth through exercising organic gardening skills, environmental and food justice advocacy and personal mentorship. Empowering experiences for teens don’t have to cost a lot or involve travel. “Dream big, but start small. Look around your own backyard, in your community,” says Borba. “Teens can learn to pay it forward in all kinds of ways. They can get together with their peers and take on a doable project to help others. They may even need to start by learning to self-regulate and manage stress by getting away from their phones and instead being outside getting exercise.” Casual family activities can provide opportunities for conversations about what teens want in life or what they’re worried about, and that opens the door for adults to step up to help mentor and empower their children. “Boys are more likely to talk while they’re doing something, like shooting baskets with you in the driveway,” observes Borba. “Girls are more likely to talk if it’s one-onone.” Positive parents actively listen and then clarify what they heard from their teens, says Herman-Saccio. This information helps point the way forward, to more interactive dialogue, brainstorming, problem-solving, helpful experiences and eventually, youth empowerment.  Judith Fertig blogs at AlfrescoFood from Overland Park, KS.


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by Jill Brown eing in nature bestows a sense of connectedness, meaning and purpose in our lives. Outdoor settings beg for activity rather than passivity as the world is best explored on foot. The exploration allows you to become quiet with yourself making you more aware of your thoughts and feelings leading to a sense of calm and inner peace.



The Garden Cure Natural Sanctuaries Heal Body and Spirit by Sandra Murphy

Below are two tips to help foster our connection to the natural world. Tip 1: Simple ways to spend five minutes a day outdoors • Morning walk around the block. • Eat your lunch outside. • Do your daily yoga on the back porch. • Read your iPad, iPhone, or other evening activities in a hammock or in a chair on the front porch. • Choose to sit on the outdoor patio next time you go to a restaurant. Tip 2: Bring the outdoors in • Open the shades, curtains or blinds in your home on a daily basis. You can make it a part of your morning routine. This opens up your mind and body to the new day ahead. • Find a place on your desk to bring the outdoors in. Try a vase of fresh flowers, a potted indoor plant or a small shrine of meaningful things you have found in nature. Each item will remind you of those special places you have been. Jill Brown is a landscape architect, author and blogger who provides landscape coaching to homeowners to help them enjoy their yard. She’s the creator of Landscape Design Made Easy, an online design course and workbook. Learn more about landscaping in the Southwest, check out her plant book, and sign up for her free landscape design tips at


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I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. ~John Muir Renew

Since ancient times, gardens have been employed as a place of healing for body and spirit. Japanese healthcare providers prescribe shinrin-yoku, meaning, “walking in forests to promote health” or “forest bathing”. Its intent is to use sight, sound and smell to connect with nature through stress-reducing, meditative walks. Based on a program created by the Morikami Japanese Gardens, in Delray Beach, Florida, Washington state’s Bloedel Reserve, on Bainbridge Island, conducts Strolls for Well-Being. Participants sign up for a free, 10-week session of 12 self-guided walks and three group meetings. A companion workbook is provided to encourage journaling on themes such as forgiveness, gratitude and joy. “Public gardens are a safe place where people can focus and do the work,” says Erin Jennings, with Bloedel. “We see people that wish to reflect and refuel or simply be more aware and intentional in life.” With 150 acres of natural woodlands and landscaped areas, ranging from a moss garden to

a bird marsh, participants can take as much time as they need.


Bees are an integral part of any flowering garden, and Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary, in Floyd, Virginia, sustainably hosts 30 hives on six acres adjacent to a field planted with buckwheat, mustard, sunflowers and clover for its biodynamic beekeeping. An orchard on the property dovetails with an organic farm next door. Tours, talks, plant sales, food and music enhance the hospitality. Hope Hill Lavender Farm, in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, adds lavender to soap, sugar scrubs, lotion and essential oil. “It takes 11 pounds of hand-picked fresh blossoms to make one ounce of essential oil,” says Troy Jochems, coowner with his wife, Wendy. A member of the mint family, lavender adds distinctive flavor and fragrance to both sweet and savory dishes (find recipes at Visit the farm on summer weekends through mid-August and plan to partake of the annual lavender festival next June.

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Nature is my medicine. ~Sara Moss-Wolfe In Glen Allen, Virginia, visitors enjoy a cool serving of lavender lemonade or honey ice cream at Lavender Fields Herb Farm after a stroll through the garden. Greenhouse tours and fall classes on growing herbs, vegetables and lavender include how to make an herbal wreath.

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Tea Wellness classes and tastings of fair trade heirloom varieties are a big draw at Light of Day Organics, in Traverse City, Michigan. They’re taught by founder and horticulturist Angela Macke, a registered nurse. It’s the only dual-certified organic and Demeter Biodynamic commercial grower of tea plants in North America. The Boiron Medicinal Garden at the Rodale Institute, in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, emphasizes the importance of plants in homeopathy. Maggie Saska, plant production specialist with the research farm, explains, “Walking tours with educational signage in the garden let visitors know which species to look for when planting their own organic healing garden. Plants from a store may not be organically grown or of the correct species,” although a nursery may afford more options. Christophe Merville, D.Pharm., Boiron USA director of education and pharmacy development, attests that many familiar plants can offer benefits beyond beauty, such as reducing stress, promoting healing or easing congestion. He cautions, “People think plants are naturally safe, but they can be dangerous. St. John’s wort extract, for example, can relieve mild depression, but interacts with prescription medicines. It also reacts to light, so users may experience rashes from sun exposure. “Lemon balm can be made into an antioxidant tea. It can be grown in a garden, on a balcony or indoors, and combines well with chamomile or lavender. We like it for helping to relieve anxiety or to improve mental performance.” Merville suggests steeping German chamomile tea for relaxing sleep. He says breathing in the steam helps a stuffy nose. When used as a compress, it can relieve pain and itch from rashes. “Don’t drink too much or make it too concentrated,” he warns, because of its blood-thinning properties. Saska and Merville recommend that enthusiasts take classes, work with an herbalist and find a good reference book. Merville prefers Rodale’s 21st Century Herbal for beginners. Vicki Nowicki, founder of Liberty Gardens, in Downers Grove, Illinois, observes, “The world is seeing the first generations that don’t have a relationship with the land or know how to grow their own food.” Its seed-lending library, classes and tours, along with other healing gardens throughout the country, aim to get everyone back to basics including going outside.

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JUST WALK 22 Minutes a Day Boosts Well-Being by Randy Kambic


ven mainstream media have picked up on the many physical and mental benefits of walking, including weight loss, reduced stress, increased energy and better sleep, and that’s only the beginning. These additional compelling effects may well catalyze us to consistently step out for a daily walk, understanding that cumulative steps count, too. For more inspiration, check out this month’s race walking at the Summer Olympics. Walking helps heart health and diabetes. According to the U.S. Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Walking program launched last fall, the risk of heart disease and diabetes can be significantly reduced via an average of 22 minutes a day of brisk walking. “Physical activity has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, certain cancers, osteoporosis, cognitive decline and even depression,” says Dr. JoAnn Manson, chief of the division of preventive medicine at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “Can you imagine if there was a pill that could simultaneously have all those benefits? Everyone would be clamoring for it.” Walking reduces anxiety and clears thinking. The results of a national survey of nearly 3,000 women between the ages of 42 and 52 published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that those that walked as part of a regular physical activity showed fewer signs of depression compared with inactive women. The


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more physical activity a woman logged, the less likely she was to exhibit such symptoms, suggesting that moderateto-intense levels of exercise may help protect against mental illness. The survey further revealed that 85 percent believe walking helps reduce any present anxiety and feelings of depression, while two-thirds reported that walking stimulates their thinking. Walking facilitates doctor-patient communication. Columbus, Ohio-based Walk with a Doc ( helps organize free walking events each month via 230 chapters nationwide. They’re led by physicians and other healthcare authorities. “It’s a casual forum in which to communicate and also learn about the health benefits of walking,” says Executive Director Rachael Habash, who’s aiming for 350 chapters by year’s end. When doctors emphasize the benefits of exercise, patients tend to listen. Walking boosts life performance. “Until the late 1960s, 90 percent of America’s children that lived up to a mile away walked to school. Today, that figure is 30 percent,” says Sheila Franklin, of the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity, in The Walking Revolution documentary (scroll to the video at EveryBodyWalk. org). Experts warn that less walking by youngsters can create sedentary habits and lead to shortened life spans. Daily walks to school boost cognitive performance in students, according to Mary Pat King, the National

ent Teacher Association director of programs and projects. Dr. Richard Jackson, a pediatrician, professor and chair of Environmental Health Sciences at the School of Public Health at University of California, Los Angeles,. and former environmental health director at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, reports that walking improves children’s learning ability, concentration, moods and creativity. Even lifelong walkers are moved to walk more by using a pedometer to track their steps and distance traveled, says Dr. Lauren Elson, a physical medicine and rehabilitation instructor at Harvard Medical School, who is also the medical editor of the recent Harvard Special Health Report Walking for Health ( A meta-review of 26 studies found that using the device raised physical activity levels by nearly 27 percent, adding about 2,500 steps per day. Most stores that sell exercise equipment offer inexpensive pedometers, while smartphone users can download an app such as Moves, Breeze or Pedometer++. Apple’s iOS includes the free app Health. Walking leads to meaningful exchanges. Social connections and honest conversations between two people can be aided by walking outside instead of sitting inside. Clay Cockrell, a licensed clinical social worker in New York City, began walking with clients 12 years ago. He notes that casual venues like parks have been especially helpful for men. “They sometimes have a more difficult time making eye contact in sessions. Outside, they are looking where they are going, looking at nature, other people—the pressure is less. My own health has improved, as well,” he says. He shares ideas with the public and other therapists at WalkAndTalk. com to maximize the benefits. He sees moving the body forward along a path as a metaphor for moving forward in life. Adds Habash, “We believe that engaging in health should be simple and fun, like putting one foot in front of the other at every opportunity.” Randy Kambic is an Estero, FL, freelance writer and editor who regularly contributes to Natural Awakenings.

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 TurtleWomyn New Mexico Moon Ceremony – 4-8:30pm. Come together in Circle, around a fire, drum in our VisionKeepers Tipi and infuse Healing Complete; w/13th generation da’igoti Maria Yraceburu. Taa-naash-kaa-da, Las Vegas. Info and registration:

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 4 What is Holotropic Breathwork: An Informational Evening – 6-7:30pm. Learn about the history, methodology and what one might discover through Holotropic Breathwork, and how it relates to the work of the Academy. Free. The Academy for the Love of Learning, 133 Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe. 505-995-1860.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5 Legends and Monsters Reception – 5-8pm. Everyone is welcome to the reception for Legends and Monsters, an exhibition of paintings by Eliza M Schmid and Denise Weaver-Ross running through Aug 27. Tortuga Gallery, 901 Edith Blvd SE, Albuquerque. 505-506-0820.

savethedate SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 23rd Annual Women’s Health Fair – 9am3pm. New Mexico’s premier health event for women and their loved ones featuring over 90 vendors, entertainment, specialty services and body work, and a plethora of merchant and vendor giveaways. North Guadalupe & Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe. DeVargasCenter. com. 505-982-2655.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 Neal’s Yard Remedies – 9am-3pm Stop by the booth at the Women’s Health Fair and receive samples of award-winning, age-defying Frankincense Intense line. Find out why it’s the UK’s leading organic health and beauty brand. DeVargas Mall, Paseo de Paralta, Santa Fe. Jane: 203-733-2680.


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ABQ’s Second Saturday: Everything You Need to Know About Divorce – 9am-12pm. Non-biased financial, emotional and legal advice from qualified local professionals, providing people with the knowledge, support, resources and trust that they need to survive the divorce process. $25/cash or credit card at door. One Executive Center, 8500 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque. 505-974-1358. Yoga And Tai Chi Open Classes – Aug 6, 20. Register: 10-11am. Yoga, Tai Chi and meditation. Free/ Cranio Sacral Sphenoid Studies and Intellifirst visit. Body & Brain, Albuquerque. Details, gence – Aug 13-16. 9am-6pm. Learn to increase call: NE 505-797-2211, NW 505-792-5111, Santa the flexibility of the cranial base and allow the Fe 505-820-2211. brain to function within the maximum space available. $575. 140A Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe. 505Animal Sanctuary Art Show Fundraiser – 428-9203. 10am-4pm. Featuring professional works by many local animal-loving artists, some of them painting WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17 onsite. Art work shown amidst the barns and their lush and ecofriendly playgrounds. Kindred Spir- Every Day is Earth Day: Medicine Wheel Work its, 3749-A State Road 14, Santa Fe. 505-471- – 10am-2pm. Taa-naash-kaa-da plays host to a walk 5366. that is both introspective and spiritually uplifting; w/13th generation da’igoti Maria Yraceburu. TaaChakra Wellness Workshop – 1-3pm & Family naash-kaa-da, Las Vegas. Info and registration: TaaWellness Workshop, 8/20, 1-3:30pm, ages 8 to 14 Free. Workshops are sliding scale $20-35. Both workshops give you creative and easy exercises Well Woman Drinks Albuquerque and Santa to maintain a healthy body, mind and spirit. Info Fe – 5:30-7:30pm. Join us for a supportive, social at or call Sheila at gathering to share our challenges and successes 505-717-2402. Yoga Mike’s, 2205 Silver Ave SE, as women leaders, entrepreneurs and executives. Spend an evening together reflecting and connectAlbuquerque. ing and leave feeling empowered and rejuvenated! Hosted by Well Woman Life and Giovanna Rossi SUNDAY, AUGUST 7 of the Well Woman Show on KUNM 89.9fm. Every Day is Earth Day: Blazing the Santa Fe Members attend for free Trail – 10am-2pm. Travel back in time on a pho- membership. More info and registration at welltographic journey and discover American history as we walk along the Santa Fe Trail; w/renowned THURSDAY, AUGUST 18 earthspirit photographer Lynda Yraceburu. Taanaash-kaa-da, Las Vegas. Info and registration: Cranio Sacral Talking to the Heart/Birth of Love – Aug 18-21. 9am-6pm. Learn to engage the intelligence of cells and organs and speak diMONDAY AUGUST 8 rectly to structures inside the body. Release blockages from around the heart and heart protector and Psychometry: Reading the Objectified World those of your client. $595. 140A Seton Village – 6-8pm. Explore the essence of psychic touch us- Rd, Santa Fe. 505-428-9203. ing images and written inquiries. Presenter will Meditation and Healing Class – 6-8pm. Meditate discuss tuning into a person’s vibration (living or with simple-to-use visualization techniques for indeceased) by holding a personal object, sensing, creased ease and clarity. Release unwanted energy and reading connecting to an environment through and change limiting beliefs. Learn psychic tools the hand. $35. WithInLight Energy Therapies & and give spiritual healings. $150. Center For Inner Insight, 3620 Wyoming Blvd, Ste 224, Albuquer- Truth, 1807 2nd St, #84, Santa Fe. 505-920-4418. que. Karuna Reiki Master Teacher Training – Aug 6-8. 9:30am-6pm. Holy Fire, a new vibration of Reiki. $875/payment plans available. Dragonstone Studios, 317 Camino Alire, Santa Fe. RSVP: 949-648-3468. Santa Fe Reiki and Energy Healing,

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 Past-Life Regression – 1-3pm. Regress to a past life where you will discover, access and activate a positive inner resource to benefit you and other people in your life today. Group session. $50. Crystal Dove Metaphysical Book Store, 525 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque. 505-918-6555. Psychic Tool Sampler – 7-8pm. The topic is Easy Manifesting. Explore and experience the energetic and intuitive aspects of yourself through simple practices. Free. Center For Inner Truth, 1807 2nd St, #84, Santa Fe. 505-920-4418.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11 Past Life Group Workshop – 7pm-9pm. Education and the opportunity to experience regression for yourself. Learn how cycles in this life may have roots in previous incarnations. No nonsense explanations from an experienced hypnotherapist. Free, door prizes. Lewis Moody Hypnotherapy CMSCht, FIBH, 9301 Indian School Rd, Ste 102b, Albuquerque. 505-721-0957,

Earth Magic Ceremony: Sacred Circle of Dance – 6-9pm. The easiest thing to bring people together is some singing, drumming, dancing and a fire under the moon; w/13th generation da’igoti Maria Yraceburu. Taa-naash-kaa-da, Las Vegas.

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Usui Holy Fire Reiki I/II – Aug 20, 21. 9:30am-6pm. Reiki I only, Sat. $325/payment plans available; Reiki I only/sliding scale to $125. Dragonstone Studios, 317 Camino Alire, Santa Fe. RSVP: 949-648 3468. Santa Fe Reiki and Energy Healing,

Creativity Workshop – Aug 26-28. 10am-6pm each day. Using paint brush and paper, explore the innermost ranges of creative expression. Engage the wisdom of the process. As creativity flows, transformation occurs. No skills or talent required. Debbie Purdy facilitates. $260, materials included. Creative Meditative Mandala Basic Workshop – 10am- Wings Studio, Albuquerque. 630-530-5697. Cre5:30pm, Learn basic concepts and techniques to create luminous meditative mandalas on your own. No previous experience or talent required. All art materials provided. A profound and transforma- Wellness Prosperity Summit – 7-9pm. Learn how tional experience that is also beautiful and fun. essential oils are a natural solution to support optimal Register ahead. Paid Entry, $90 prepaid/$100/door. health and what makes the doTERRA Difference. 571- 422-6734 or Cre- Free. Doubletree by Hilton, 201 Marquette Ave NW, ative Holistic Integration (CHI), 8 Via de Estrellas, Albuquerque. RSVP Angela: 505-310-1790. Santa Fe. Making Flower Essences – 10am-12:30pm. Discover how flower essences work, how to make them, the history of flower essences, and methods of selection. You’ll leave this hands-on workshop with your own flower essences. $25. Empress Essence, 417 Orchard Dr, Santa Fe. RSVP: 505-500-7667.


Making Flower Essences – 10am-12:30pm. See August 20 listing. $25. Empress Essence, 417 Orchard Dr, Santa Fe. RSVP: 505-500-7667.

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500-Hour Hypnotherapy Course Begins – Accelerated certification course in hypnotherapy taught in two-week modules. After completing the first 300 hours (modules 1-3), students are eligible for certification as hypnotherapists with the International Board of Hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy Academy, 2132 Osuna Rd NE, Ste B, Albuquerque. Register: 877-983-1515.

Cranio Sacral Brain 2 – Sep 15-18. 9am-6pm each day. Cranio Sacral School of the Masters. 505-428-9203.


Wellness Prosperity Summit – 10am-12pm. Learn FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 in-depth how essential oils can support your emoSUNDAY, AUGUST 21 tional well-being. Free. Doubletree by Hilton, 201 AND SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 18 Marquette Ave NW, Albuquerque. RSVP Angela: Every Day is Earth Day: Horse Play – 10am- 505-310-1790. Introduction to SoulCollage – Sep 16. 2pm. Your group is invited to learn about life with 3-9pm; Sep 18, 1-7pm. Collage your own our Helping Hooves team through hands-on interdeck of four suits of card. A model for psyactive experience with horses; w/13th generation chological, creative and spiritual work, each da’igoti Maria Yraceburu. Taa-naash-kaa-da, Las card celebrates a pieces of your soul and toVegas. gether they intertwine to make up who you are. Offered by Jenise English, M.Ed., LCPC, MONDAY, AUGUST 22 Intuitive Practitioner Certification — Starts Sept. certified trainer. Space limited. $120, incl. 3, 36 weeks. 12-3pm. For those called to embody Beginners Psychic Development Class – Mon thru dinner and supplies. Make checks payable to their divine selves and empower others to do the Sep 26. 6-8pm. Learn to trust intuition, identify Jenise English, 1414 W Franklin St, Boise, same. Chantal Fidanza, intuitive healer/certified psychic abilities, explore energy healing. Practice Idaho. Winter Corn Place. Chelona Zink: guided meditations to remain grounded, balanced, light journey guide, for details: 505-438-1074. Santa 217-740-4465. and connected; exercise intuitive skills, explore Fe (San Marcos area). psychic techniques, allow psychic talents to blossom. $150/5 weeks. WithInLight Energy Therapies Intuitive Healing Classes – Sept 17, Oct 8, & Insight, 3620 Wyoming Blvd, Ste 224, AlbuOct 29, Nov 19. 12-2pm. Access earth energy querque. to embody your higher self for greater clarity, WEDNESDAY, health, freedom, joy, empowerment, peace. $60, TUESDAY, AUGUST 23 SEPTEMBER 7 -11 $180/four-week fall session. Chantal Fidanza, A Nutrition for Life Retreat with Joan Intermediate Psychic Development Class – Tue Intuitive Practitioner, Reiki Master to register or Borysenko & Gilah Rosner Retreat – thru Sep 20. 6-8pm. Expand on skills developed in for info: 505-438-1074. Santa Fe (San Marcos beginners’ class. Practice readings and mediumship, Ancient wisdom, modern science, joyful area).  but work towards stronger connections, and deeper eating. A Nutrition for Life Retreat to information. Also, telepathy, auras, remote viewing, nourish your body, mind and spirit. Cutting deeper healing. $150/5 weeks. WithInLight Energy edge nutritional science and ancient holistic Therapies & Insight, 3620 Wyoming Blvd, Ste 224, wisdom. Immaculate Heart Center, 50 Albuquerque. Mt Carmel Rd, Santa Fe. 412-477-4542. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 A Benefit Concert for Peace and Healing in Palestine and Israel – 7:30pm. Yiddish, Ladino & Original songs by Sheila Fox, Cranio Sacral Babies and Small Children – Middle Eastern & Klezmer by the Rebbe’s Sept10-13. 9am-6pm each day. Cranio Sacral School Orkestra, Oud & Drum by Erik & Issa, Guitar of the Masters. 505-428-9203. by Yoga Mike and Josh, Fractal Projections by Emma. Sugg. donation $10-$20. Contact Barnyard Animals and Farmers Pet Parade – Sep Sheila at or 206-89810. 7-10am. Santa Fe Waldorf School parents and 5090. Yoga Mike’s, 2205 Silver Ave SE, children are forming a group to be in El Desfile de Albuquerque. Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Bikram, and the los Ninos. The theme is simple. Let the school know popular Hot Yoga. 75 wellness booths set up before Sept 7 if you can join. Free. Assemble at New each day featuring massage therapists, Qigong Mexico School for the Arts, 275 E Alameda St, Santa Radical Simplicity: The Work of Toni Packer – Sep 17. 2-5pm. Toni was a radically teachings, Dharma talks, acupuncture, chiroFe. 505-467-6426. transformative meditation teacher working practors, meditation teach-ins, Navajo drum Wolf Pack Trail Run – Sep 11. 8:30am and 9:45 simply and directly with human issues. Jay Cutts ceremonies, and yoga-related products. Music start times. A 10K and 5K run and walk, and a worked with Toni for 40 years. Toni-style retreat and dancing to free the spirit. 3K Fun Run/Walk. The course begins and ends at starts Oct 1. $10-$20 donation. Wat Center, August 24-28 Santa Fe Waldorf School and travels paths along 145 Madison NE, Albuquerque. 505-281-0684. the Arroyo Hondo. $30/before Sep 11, $35/day of. 505-920-2617 Santa Fe Waldorf School, 26 Puesta del Sol, Santa Fe. TurtleWomyn Annual Hat’ii Hoya Camp – Sept 21-25. Enjoy music, storytelling, dancing and rites of passage. The Hat’ii Hoya 5-day camp launches girls coming of age, features young






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women coming into their own as teachers and healers, and honors the elder Wisdom Keepers who inspire us. Preregistration required, $250 holds your space. Taa-naash-kaa-da, Las Vegas. Info:

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A New Kind of Immersive Transformational Experience in NewMexico SEPTEMBER 22-25- A 4-day transformational music festival featuring 150+ music and artistic performances, classes, workshops, and ceremonies on 200 acre pristine living museum property of Las Golondrinas in Santa Fe. Includes camping and showers, healthy and organic food, over 100 vendors, children and family village and more. Call 877-335-2683 or email Vendors/Sponsors contact Clementine Libre – Ticket Details and Questions: Holotropic Breathwork Retreat – Sep 2225. 9am. Experience self through uncommon perspectives, discover and explore internal territory – unfamiliar aspects and parts of our selves – inviting insight, awareness and possibility. $595-735. The Academy for the Love of Learning, 133 Seton Village Rd., Santa Fe. 505-995-1860. Healing Touch Level 1 Class – Sep 24-25. 8am-6pm both days. Learn about techniques and meditations to encourage the movement of energy, healing ourselves and others; works in conjunction with traditional medicine. Beginner to advance welcome. 16 CEs for nurses and massage therapists. Early Bird Special $325 through Sept. 13/$365 reg. price. UNM Center for Life, 4700 Jefferson Ave NE, Albuquerque. RSVP, Barbara Welcer: 248-882-1706. An Evening of Wisdom Healing Qigong – Sep 30. 7-8:30pm. With Master Mingtong Gu. $15. Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave, Santa Fe. Preregister: Info: 707347-6489.

savethedate Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong Opening Ceremony – Oct 1. 2-5pm & 6-9pm. Local dignitaries, luminary speakers and blessings for the land and community, 2-5pm. Pot luck and live music, 6-9pm. 40 Camino Vista Clara, Santa Fe. 707-347-6489. Preregistration required: Wisdom Healing Qigong For Health And Happiness – Oct 2. 10am-5pm. $97 New Galisteo Center, 40 Camino Vista Clara, Santa Fe. 707-3476489. Preregistration required: Healing Touch Level 1 Class – Nov 5-6. 8am6pm both days. Learn about techniques and meditations to encourage the movement of energy, healing ourselves and others; works in conjunction with traditional medicine. Beginner to advance welcome. 16 CEs for nurses and massage therapists. Early Bird Special $325 through Oct. 21/$365 reg. price. UNM Center for Life, 4700 Jefferson Ave NE, Albuquerque. RSVP, Barbara Welcer: 248-882-1706.


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ongoing calenders sunday Transitions Radio Magazine, FM 98.1 – 8-11am. With Alan Hutner, Elizabeth Rose and co-hosts, celebrating 30 years in broadcasting. Online, live streaming & archiving. 505-4662616.


Reiki Share – 6:30-9pm. 1st Mon. Open to all. Donations accepted. Dragonstone Studios, 317 Camino Alire, Santa Fe.

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RETREAT CENTER VISTA VERDE RETREAT CENTER – For teachers, workshop facilitators, groups, nature lovers and families starting at $50/person per night. This beautiful retreat is near Taos, designed for you to deepen your connection with nature! Contact: Elizabeth Brownrigg, 575-7582758, www.

Well Woman Drinks – 5:30-7:30pm. 3rd Wed. A supportive, social gathering to share our challenges and successes as women leaders, entrepreneurs and executives. Spend an evening reflecting and connecting & leave feeling empowered & rejuvenated. Clever Senoras Walking Group – 6:30pm. We Hosted by Well Woman Life and Giovanna Rossi walk at a different location each week so we can of the Well Woman Show on KUNM 89.9fm. Info, see different and new areas in Albuquerque. Each tickets: walker is given a pedometer to help keep track of your steps on the walk and on other days when you Nia Class – 6-7pm. Nia is a barefoot technique may want to walk on your own. Info, Pat Belletto:​ and a blending of modern & jazz dance, aerobics, martial arts, yoga and body integration therapy. $9/class; $30/4-class card. For more information, call Michelle Hale at 505-925-4551. UNM Center For Life, 4700 Jefferson Street NE, Albuquerque.



Intuitive Readings, Coaching and Animal Communication – 9am-5pm. Galaya, intuitive and animal communicator, offers practical solutions for health, relationships, career, business and pets. Info: 505-466-3764. Qigong & Healing From Within - 10:30am12pm. Taoist, Yogic & Shamanic practices cultivate vitality, inner strength & awareness with energy healing, movement, sound, breath-work & meditation. $15, free/first class. Allison Lasky. Blue Moon Yoga, 826 Camino De Monte Rey, A5, Santa Fe. 505-984-8733, Spiritual Healings and Clairvoyant Readings – 5:30-7pm. Drop in for a short energetic tune up as you release unwanted energies and reset at your own vibration. Receive communication and support for your current growth. Free healings / 15-minute readings are $10. Center For Inner Truth, 1807 2nd Street, #84, Santa Fe, 505-9204418.


This unique conference features 108 exhibits, 24 lectures and 44 workshops that will help provide women with the tools they need to improve their health, relationships, career and finances, and deepen their spirituality. October 27 to 30 - 505-433-5661. Visit or go to ARadiantWomanConference. For details on booth space, visit and click on Exhibitors. For sponsorship and presenter opportunities, visit Packages. Embassy Suites Albuquerque, 1000 Woodward Pl NE, Albuquerque

Reiki Share – 6:30-9pm. 3rd Wed. Open to all. Donations accepted. Dragonstone Studios, 317 Camino Alire, Santa Fe. Radio Non-Profit – Hosted by Lainie Sevante’ Wulkan. Hear about NM non-profit organizations featured and paired up with national and global npos doing incredible work for their communities. Listen in.

thursday Make Friends / Make Art – 10:30-11:30am. For children of all ages. Tap into your creativity with this fun weekly art session. Free. Eagle Ranch Church, 9660-6 Eagle Ranch Rd, Albuquerque. 505-891-3619.


Intuitive Healing Sessions/Readings – By appt. Embody your higher self for greater clarity, health, freedom, joy, empowerment, peace. Chantal Fidanza, intuitive healer, Reiki master: 505-438-1074. Santa Fe (San Marcos Area).


Yoga and Tai Chi Open Classes – 10-11am. Yoga, Tai Chi and meditation. Free/first visit. Body & Brain, Albuquerque. Details, call: NE 505-7972211, NW 505-792-5111, Santa Fe 505-820-2211. Zeta Global Radio – Now listened to in 50+ countries, ZGR focuses on authors, filmmakers, musicians, artists and emerging leaders that consciously shape our world today and making a powerful impact. May 18, 2016 in Santa Fe and Albuquerque

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Heart-centered, mindfulness-based, eclectic and integrative counseling u t i l i z i n g Tr a n s p e r s o n a l Psychotherapy, Art Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy and EMDR. Come experience true peace & fulfillment. Sliding Scale.

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417 Orchard Dr. (off Paseo de Peralta), Santa Fe 505-500-7667 Enter a magical space where the flowers and oils await you! Hundreds of flower essences and a great supply of various essential oils, including oils directly from Egypt. You have the option to create your own flower essence blends & oils. I can assist you in different selection methods and I specialize in creating personalized flower essence and essential oil combinations to meet your individual needs.

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

SomatoEmotional Release, find relief and balance in mind, body, and spirit. Specializing in Headache Treatment, Conception and Pregnancy, Trauma Work, and Chronic Depletion. See ad on page 7.



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


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 23.

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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.

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Connect with your heart in New Mexico’s largest communitythe enchanted forest of An Integrative and Interowned natural & organic grocer, Carson! This beautiful retreat Cultural Center for with locations in Albuquerque, is near Taos, designed for you Prevention and Wellness, Santa Fe and Gallup. All our stores to deepen your connection treating people with a wide are open to the public. You don’t with nature! See ad on page 7. range of health issues, using a vast array of ancient have to be a member to shop, but if and modern techniques. A state of the art Integrative you are, you’ll save even more. La SKINCARE and Intercultural center, emphasizing prevention Montañita believes in the shared and wellness along with disease management. NOT- benefits of healthy food, sound environmental FOR-PROFIT. See ad on page 5. practices and a strong local economy. Stop by and NEAL’S YARD REMEDIES Jane Wotton, Independent Consultant shop with us today! See ad on page 16.



Linda Kallish, ND, LMT & Jeanette Hoffman, RN F i n d C l a r i t y, I n s i g ht a n d 9301 Indian School Rd, NE, Ste 101 Inspiration! Intuitive Readings, Albuquerque, NM 87112 Coaching and Animal Comm- 505-294-4805 unication. Clarify life choices and decisions. Activate practical s o lut i ons for you r h e a lt h , 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 non-denom-inational, open to all who seek the Higher Truth.


Lee Marie or Judith 505-967-3851

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

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

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Animal & Human Psychic/Medium Sessions available in person, phone or 213-999-9098 Skype • Specializes in a combination psychic/mediumship reading for people and pets.   Messages and information are pulled directly from your own soul (or pet’s soul) and also directly from Spirit, including loved ones that have crossed over, spirit guides and angels on the other side. All messages are guidance for your soul, so you can fulfill your Divine purpose! Additional sessions include: private guided chakra meditation and group readings.


505-797-2211 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 792-5111, Downtown 262-2211, In Santa Fe: 820-2211.

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INTEGRATING MIND, BODY & SPIRIT TO HEAL THE WHOLE YOU The CHRISTUS St. Vincent Holistic Health and Wellness program brings together different healing methods to promote wellness of mind, body and spirit. Palliative Care addresses the special needs of patients at any stage of a serious illness, while Integrative Medicine combines Eastern approaches, such as acupuncture and mindfulness training, with conventional Western Medicine for healing of the whole person. Our team is made up of palliative care and integrative care specialists, social workers and chaplains, and we invite active participation from patients and family.

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