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HELP WITH BLADDER CONTROL AND URINARY URGENCY “When I first came to see Christian, I had life-long difficulty controlling my bladder. Fearing and sometimes experiencing the worst, I limited my life, avoiding things that might require a quick trip to a bathroom. Two years later, after completing all eight bladder-control protocols, I still remain in full control of my bladder. Now I go when I choose to go, and live life on my terms. I am happy to say that I transformed my life. I have a wonderful relationship with my family, my home building business has skyrocketed, and I am grateful for the positive optimistic attitude I have about life.” --- Norma Beltran, Real Estate Entrepreneur
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Dear Readers, Our May Women’s Wellness issue arrives with spring in the air and “Her Soul in Bloom: Self-Care for All Stages of Life”, Marlaina Donato’s blissful feature on the importance of me-time. Me-time might include some bodywork to help deal when emotions are physical as detailed in another feature by Marlaina. Christiane Northrup suggests we connect with the energy that made us, be that our own Mother or Mother Earth. Both women and men will be encouraged by Randy Kambic’s interview with “Peter Sagal on Running Toward Mindfulness”. The popular National Public Radio host talks about healing a wounded psyche by unplugging and embracing the natural world -- and you don’t have to run a marathon to do it. Fruits and vegetables are the focus of Melinda Hemmelgarn’s “Vision Quest: Eat a Rainbow of Color for Healthy Eyes”. Two specific nutrients have been shown to reduce the risk and slow the progression of cataracts and macular degeneration—the two most common age- and diet-related causes of vision loss. We all know how smart it is to eat a plant-based diet, but did you know how smart plants are? People have been talking to plants for years, but did you know they talk to each other? April Thompson’s “Plants Talk: Discover Their Secret Language” is a fascinating look at how they communicate to defend themselves and assist their neighbors in the most extraordinary ways. Happy Mother’s Day. Enjoy,
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he Storydancer Project (TSP), a non-profit in Santa Fe, is pleased to announce the expansion of its program for Navajo mothers in northwestern NM. The Storydancer Project aims to revitalize women, girls and families in marginalized communities through innovative self-care and movement awareness practices. Strengthening Hearts & Minds, part of TSP’s Rainbow Bridge Initiatives, is a bilingual (English/Diné-Bizaad) program in northwestern NM Navajo Nation for rural and urban Navajo mothers facing depression and historical trauma. Three women specialists in the fields of education, healing and self care bring their tools together to facilitate the program. Strengthening Hearts & Minds focuses on traditional women’s ways, healing and indigenous foods, leadership, developing new patterns of family communication, and restorative exercises for body and mind following trauma and chronic stress. Presented and led by The Storydancer Project Founder/Director Zuleikha, Navajo facilitators Kelly Dinéyazhe-Hunter and Sheila Goldtooth, the program partners with Northwest New Mexico First Born Program and Gallup Battered Family Services to bring innovative, culturally resonant self care to Navajo mothers who otherwise would not have the opportunity. Working from the understanding that self care in community is a powerful agent of change, The Storydancer Project and its partners extend an invitation to northwestern NM Navajo mothers and organizations who would like participate in this transformative program. Strengthening Hearts and Minds pilot program has received the endorsement of the Navajo Nation government and is offered free of charge through TSP partnerships. For more information, please contact email@example.com or visit thestorydancerproject.org.
Reclaim Bladder Control
o you or anyone you know suffer from urinary urgency or incontinence? Christian Raphael is holding a free class to teach participants how to re-direct their thoughts to reclaim normal bladder control. The class will be held May 11th from 3 to 5pm at the Source on 1111 Carlisle Blvd in Albuquerque. Overactive bladder and urinary urgency incontinence affects 33 million Americans, that’s one-tenth of the population. We reported in the November issue that the National Institutes of Health recently completed a 4-year study costing $3million comparing drug therapy to hypnotherapy with the conclusion that both were effective in treating urinary urgency and that in some cases hypnotherapy was more effective. Raphael is one of only 5 qualified with the proper training to apply the methods proven in the study. Attend the class to learn more and stay after if interested in an optional brief hypnosis experience for relaxing body tension which is an important skill for regaining bladder control. For more information, call 505-918-6555 or visit ChristianRaphaelHypnotherapy.com. Register for the event at EventBrite.com/e/calm-your-urinary-urgency-with-mind-powertickets-59727025140 8
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Japanese researchers interviewed 1,003 Tokyo women over 70 years old about which of 16 types of exercise they did, including dancing, calisthenics, jogging, golf, ball games, hiking, yoga, bicycling and tai chi. In eight years of follow-up, those that danced were 73 percent less likely to be classified as impaired in any of the “activities of daily living” such as walking, cooking, dressing and bathing—a result not produced by the other physical activities. “Dancing requires not only balance, strength and endurance ability, but also cognitive ability: adaptability and concentration to move according to the music and partner; artistry for graceful and fluid motion; and memory for choreography,” writes lead author Yosuke Osuka, of the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology.
Forty-eight percent of American adults have some form of cardiovascular disease, reported the American Heart Association (AHA) in its annual update. The increase is partly due to 2017 updated guidelines redefining high blood pressure as greater than 130/80 millimeters of mercury rather than 140/90, which raised the number of Americans with diagnosed New Mexico
hypertension from 32 percent to 46 percent. American heart disease deaths rose from 836,546 in 2015 to 840,678 in 2016. Studies show that about 80 percent of all cardiovascular disease can be prevented by controlling high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol, along with healthy practices like not smoking, says the AHA.
Women in menopause that are mindful and nonjudgmental of their thoughts are less irritable, anxious and depressed, reports a Mayo Clinic study recently published in Climacteric, the journal of the International Menopause Society. Researchers gave questionnaires to 1,744 menopausal patients 40 to 65 years old and found that those with higher mindfulness scores struggled less with common menopausal symptoms. Mindfulness didn’t lower hot flash and night sweat symptoms, however.
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Simply changing a diet to include more fruit and vegetables can boost mental well-being, say British researchers from Leeds and York universities. Examining health data of 40,000 people, they concluded those that eat more produce have a better psychological state, and that eating just one extra portion of fruits and vegetables a day could have a positive effect equivalent to around eight extra days of walking a month for at least 10 minutes at a time. A meta-analysis of 16 studies by the UK’s University of Manchester found the mood-boosting effect was particularly strong for women, and it worked with different types of diets, indicating a particular approach is not necessary. When dietary changes were combined with exercise, even greater improvements resulted.
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Walking, cycling, climbing stairs and other aerobic activities may improve brain function not only in older people, but also in younger folk, according to a Columbia University study published in Neurology. The study recruited 132 people between 20 and 67 years old that didn’t exercise and had below-average fitness levels. Half stretched and toned four times a week for six months and half exercised aerobically on a treadmill, stationary bike or elliptical machine. When they were evaluated for their executive function thinking skills—regulating behavior, paying attention and achieving goals—the aerobics group improved twice as much as the stretching group. “The people who exercised were testing as if they were about 10 years younger at age 40 and about 20 years younger at age 60,” says study author Yaakov Stern, Ph.D.
Swedish seniors that took coenzyme Q10 and selenium during a fouryear study were still benefiting 12 years later with a reduced cardiovascular mortality risk of more than 40 percent. In the original study, Linköping University researchers gave 443 independently living seniors over 70 years old either a placebo or 200 milligrams of CoQ10 and 200 milligrams of selenium per day. Those on the supplements showed a reduced risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, improved heart function, less hospitalization, more vitality and a better quality of life. Twelve years later, the researchers examined autopsies and death certificates, and found the supplement-takers had a lower risk of death compared to the placebo group, even if they had diabetes, high blood pressure or ischemic heart disease.
Prenatal Yoga Reduces Caesareans and Labor Pain
First-time mothers that practiced yoga beginning in the 30th week of pregnancy had fewer caesareans, fewer low-weight newborns and milder and briefer labor pains. They were also less likely to require painkillers or labor inducement. The Mangalore, India, hospital study, published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, included 150 women 20 to 35 years old that were pregnant for the first time and had no prior yoga experience. Half of the women did not do yoga, while the other half took 30-minute yoga classes once every week or two. Women in the yoga group were also more comfortable after giving birth.
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Avian Senior Citizen Astounds Again Being at least 68 years old didnâ€™t deter Wisdom, a Laysan Albatross, from recently hatching another chick. The worldâ€™s oldest known banded wild bird, which roosts at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, in Hawaii, has birthed and raised more than 30 chicks in her lifetime. She and her mate-forlife Akeakamai spent about two months incubating the new egg, and now theyâ€™ll raise the chick for five to six months before it flies out to sea. It is uncommon for albatross to return, lay and hatch an egg every single year, but the pair has produced a chick each year since 2006, say U.S Fish and Wildlife Service officials. 14
As the Appalachian economy struggles with the loss of three-fifths of its coal mining jobs in the last three decades, a surprising option is emerging for some: beekeeping. The Appalachian Beekeeping Collective offers beekeeping training, including bees and equipment and ongoing mentoring, for displaced coal miners and low-income residents of mining towns; so far, about 35 people are participating. Landowners are donating property for the beehives, which will be maintained without pesticides or antibiotics. Honey from a single hive can bring in about $750 a season, or $15,000 per 20, and additional money can be made selling the beeswax for candles and lip balm. The beekeeping collective is part of Appalachian Headwaters, a nonprofit formed in 2016 with a $7.5 million lawsuit settlement from coal mine operator Alpha Natural Resources for violations of the Clean Water Act. The money has been used to fund environmental restoration projects and to develop sustainable economic opportunities in the coal mining communities of West Virginia.
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Higher federal standards for energy-efficient light bulbs established two years ago are in the process of being rolled back by the U.S. Department of Energy, part of a move toward widespread deregulation by the current administration. Consumers stand to lose about $100 per household per year in electric bill savings if the higher standards are not implemented, say critics. The wasted energy could result in more power plant pollution, which harms the environment and contributes to health problems like asthma. The plan would also stifle innovation, eliminating a powerful regulatory incentive for manufacturers and retailers to invest in high-quality, energy-efficient LED light bulbs.
Nuclear Testing Linked to Radioactive Milk
The hundreds of nuclear bombs detonated on a remote Nevada test site during the Cold War produced radioactive fallout that led indirectly to the deaths of 340,000 to 690,000 Americans, concludes a recent study by economist Keith Meyers, Ph.D., of the University of Southern Denmark. Meyers conducted the research for his doctoral dissertation while attending the University of Arizona. By combining National Cancer Institute data measuring the radioactive element Iodine-131 in local cow milk with county-by-county mortality data, he found heightened death rates in the Midwest and Northeast between 1951 and 1973. The finding suggests that airborne radiation contaminated pastures that, in turn, made milk radioactive and led to the human ingestion of slow-acting, but fatal radioactive isotopes. In comparison, an estimated 200,000 to 350,000 people in the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki died directly from the atomic bombs dropped on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively.
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Beyond Green Burial
Holistic Medicine at its Finest
Washington is poised to become the first state to make it legal to compost human remains. A bill allowing for the process, called natural organic reduction, as well as another called water cremation, has passed the state senate and is making its way to the house for a vote. Human composting involves placing a body in a tubular vessel and covering it with natural materials like wood chips and straw. Over several weeks, microbial activity breaks down the body into about a cubic yard of soil. Recompose, a company that wants to offer the practice as an alternative to traditional methods, worked with Washington State University to test its safety for environmental and human health. Six people donated their bodies for the study. The method alleviates much of the carbon footprint associated with both cremation and traditional casket burial.
Climate-Challenged Polar Bears Invade Town
About 50 polar bears that usually hunt seals from ice floes have found new cuisine in the garbage dumps in the remote Russian island military town of Belushya Gubam, about 1,200 miles northeast of Moscow. Its 2,000 residents, long accustomed to the occasional bear strolling through, now call it a “mass invasion” as the curious bears peer into windows, stare down barking dogs and dig through trash. Russia’s environmental response agency has sent in a crisis team that is studying how to remove the bears without killing them. The Barents Sea that the bears inhabit is undergoing what a recent study called a “rapid climate shift” from Arctic Ocean temperatures to warmer Atlantic Ocean-like temperatures; the entire western side of the island is now ice-free year round.
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aurie Wheeler has been a holistic practitioner, consultant and teacher since 1995, it is her highest mission to work with the principles of true healing and the energy force it seeks to transcend. She is certified through the California College of Natural Medicine, the British Institute of Homeopathy. Wheeler is accomplished in the following modalities, homeopathy, Gemmotherapy, Rife therapy, several forms of flower essences, and what she calls DreamVision-Journey of Discoveries. Wheeler has created and hosted a live radio program called “Journey into Wellness” bringing her knowledge and
interviewing guests of different modalities, to broaden the knowledge of mind, body and soul understanding. She’s also taught homeopathy with the York Wildlife Center in Maine, who now use it as their first form of medicine to aide non-domesticated animals. She has been a guest speaker for many organizations including medical colleges. In 2009, she opened a non-profit clinic for military service people, helping those that are unknown to the world of this type of healing medicine. In 1989, while Wheeler and her family were building a new house, they became ill from contaminated well water. In search of healing and not finding a solution within
conventional medicine, she turned to holistic medicine. Simultaneously, Wheeler had a spiritual experience that led her into studies of many tribal traditions and the wisdom of Shamanism, which has been of great inspiration along her personal path. As an adjunct to homeopathy, she’s endeavored into personal development coaching using shamanic journeywork, soul retrieval, past life soul regression and between lives regression nurturing one to find and develop a more authentic self. She has brought this experience to young and older students in schools, the corporate world, and wellness centers all over the United States and Mexico. Her program WellnessWithin, is designed to help individuals or group participants to recognize individual power, passion, truth, strength, creativity and motivation – the “juice for purposeful living”. Wheeler’s business acumen stems from previous entrepreneurial endeavors as a manager/broker/owner in real estate for 10 years and a hobby that turned professional – painting furniture and murals for both private and commercial settings. As an artist and visionary, she believes creative expression is a bridge to the authentic self. She continues to paint, garden, cook, and making healthy body products – anything that supports an opportunity to be creative and healing. Wheeler says she is blessed to have lived in many places such as New York, New England, Hawaii, Mexico working with dolphins and now Santa Fe.
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The daily choice to prioritize caring for oneself can ultimately lead to an experience of self-love and wholeness.
Self-Care As Bedrock
HER SOUL IN BLOOM Self-Care for All Stages of Life by Marlaina Donato
o be female is to be Self-care does life coach and author of blessed with an innate not necessarily Expectation Hangover: Overgift for multitasking, coming Disappointment in have to involve Work, Love, and Life. but in our fast-paced, jamtime; it’s a way The San Diego-based packed world, daily life for most women is a juggling act motivational speaker views of being. that can come with a steep self-care to be as vital as edu~Christine Hassler price tag if self-care isn’t on cation. “Women are not taught the to-do list. Depression, anxiety and in high school and college how to take care feeling overwhelmed are all too common. of themselves. Prioritizing self-care is so According to the National Alliance on important. I see so many young women Mental Illness, one in eight women experiwith adrenal or thyroid burnout and eating ence depression during their lifetime— disorders. All of that comes down to stress, twice the rate of men. relationship to self and lack of self-care.” The personal interests of women in Seasons of a Woman’s Life their 30s and 40s trying to balance motherhood and career often get lost in the tangled Each decade poses unique challenges. For underbrush of daily logistics. There can women in their 20s and early 30s, combe a deep longing for identity well into the paring and finding one’s own path can be significant. “The feminist movement of our 50s, especially when children leave the nest. Fears of aging and loneliness often accommothers’ generation opened doors, but so pany women 60 and older. By passionately many 20- and 30-something women have and joyously taking care of body and spirit, interpreted that as, ‘I have to do everything women of any generation can find renewal. and be everything,’” says Christine Hassler, 18
Women play vital roles in family and community, much like the foundation of a sound building, and if self-care is not the bedrock, all that is supported by it is likely to be compromised. “I believe we’ve taken the bait, the promise that if we arrange our life circumstances just so, we’ll feel ease and happiness. We’re getting to a place as a collective where we see a bankruptcy in that,” says Miami-based holistic women’s psychiatrist Dr. Kelly Brogan, bestselling author of A Mind of Your Own: The Truth About Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives. Body-mind-spirit self-care is the heart of Brogan’s approach, and self-love is the lifeblood. “Self-love is quite elusive for most of us, perhaps because our selfesteem is contingent [upon it], and we only feel good about ourselves under certain circumstances. The daily choice to prioritize caring for oneself can ultimately lead to an experience of self-love and wholeness,” says Brogan, who compares a ritualized system of daily self-care that comes first to putting on the proverbial oxygen mask before attempting to meet the needs of others. “Balancing self-love and caring for others starts with recognizing and accepting that it’s possible for you to effectively do both. Self-love at the soul level is the catalyst for healing on all levels, which in turn drives our level of self-worth,” concurs Teigan Draig, a spiritual life coach and busy home-schooling mom in Spencerville, Ohio. She reminds us that putting our needs above the wants of others is not being selfish, but is an emotional necessity that helps women get out of the loop of self-defeatism and self-sabotage. “The first step to finding your fire is learning to love yourself, all of yourself. Self-care and selflove are a total wellness package.”
~Dr. Kelly Brogan
Benefits of Self-Nourishment Many psychologists agree that self-care can help to improve concentration, promote relaxation, fortify relationships and boost productivity. Most women crave more metime, but don’t know how to implement change. “Without a premise of self-care, we react based on stress patterns. We react with more tension, irritability, guilt and obligation. We say, ‘Yes’ when we want to say, ‘No’. However, when we take stock in our physical, emotional and spiritual well-being, we’re less reactive,” observes Hassler, who underscores self-care as an investment for life. “Most women have inner critics and a negative relationship with self. Self-care is essential so we can turn down the volume of the inner critic, stop peoplepleasing and make self-honoring choices.” Balancing motherhood and career or other obligations can leave many women running on empty and resentful. “We would never tell a loved one who desperately needed some TLC to get over it and just keep going. As busy women, when we don’t take the time to care for ourselves, the consequence is our children getting a mom who is preoccupied, anxious and disconnected,” says women’s life coach Veronica Paris, in San Diego. Catering to everyone’s desires and spreading ourselves too thin can backfire. Paris asks, “How do I want my kids to look back on me as a mother? By taking the time to self-care, we’re taking accountability for how we want to show up in our world rather than shapeshifting from one situation to the next. We can teach our children how to do the same.”
Our Emotions As Wellspring For too many women, another common byproduct of self-neglect can be emotional numbing and feeling “flatlined”. A toxic or addictive relationship to food, alcohol or shopping can be a symptom of a deep need to nourish the self and give a voice to suppressed feelings. “One of our greatest challenges is that we’ve become disconnected from our deep seat of power, which is our capacity to feel,” says Brogan. “We’ve been enculturated to disregard our experience of feeling emotions, and because of this, it’s been reduced to a very narrow bandwidth.” Brogan believes that it is key for women to reestablish a connection to nature’s
Sometimes my daily me-time was only five minutes here or 10 minutes there, but it saved my sanity. ~Teigan Draig rhythms and their own feminine, fluid energy, as well as giving up the need to control. “I think it’s the work of many women to understand that we’re not here to meet the needs of everyone on the planet—and with our loved ones, it disempowers them as much as we’re feeling disempowered. We’re here to meet our own needs and then offer compassion and caring in a way that comes from a more boundaried space.”
SIMPLE SELF-CARE STRATEGIES 4 Schedule me-time on the calendar. 4 Unplug from gadgets. 4 Spend lunch breaks in the park. 4 Rest before hitting the wall of exhaustion. 4 Take 10 minutes to stretch and breathe in the morning. 4 Meditate in the shower; choose a luxurious, natural, body wash. 4 Wear your favorite jewelry. 4 Designate a beautiful tea cup or coffee mug to use on hectic work days. 4 Buy yourself flowers; take yourself out to lunch or a museum. 4 Sprinkle lavender, rose geranium or ylang ylang essential oil on your sheets. 4 Opt for a gentle workout instead of a high-intensity session when tired. 4 Choose a healthy breakfast. 4 Play, be silly and be a kid again. 4 Designate 15 to 20 minutes after the workday to color, doodle or journal. 4 Listen to your favorite music during commuting or cleaning the house. 4 Abandon perfectionism. 4 Connect to a higher power, however you define it, even if it is inner peace.
Hassler affirms that when women are fully present, every aspect of life can be viewed through a clearer lens. “Self-care helps us tap into our super power, which is our intuition, and by doing that, we know what we need and act on that.”
Thrive With Small Changes Beginning the day with self-care can be as simple as taking the time to meditate and breathe deeply for a minute or two before getting out of bed and opting for a healthier breakfast. Feeding our senses and feasting on what gives us joy can be a way of life. “Self-care does not necessarily have to involve time; it’s a way of being,” says Hassler. “The more time we spend on self-care tells the subconscious mind that we’re worth it.” Draig suggests setting personal boundaries, and part of this means reserving time for ourselves. “When I became a new mother, I was running on fumes. Sometimes my daily me-time was only five minutes here or 10 minutes there, but it saved my sanity. Learn to schedule selfcare time in your calendar as you would anything else,” she says, noting, “My house was not always spotless, but it was a trade I was willing to make so I could take care of myself and be a better mother.” Being innovative can be an ally. “Ten minutes walking the dog or taking the baby out in a stroller can become 10 minutes spent saying positive self-affirmations,” suggests Paris. “That 15-minute drive can be spent deep breathing instead of listening to the news on the radio.” Blooming into our best possible self is returning to our essence. “It’s about taking off the masks, no longer living according to expectations and other people. It’s about radical self-acceptance,” says Hassler. Each decade poses an invitation to grow and commit to self-nourishment. “There will be days where you feel like you can’t get the hang of it, but you’ll arrive, and when you do, no matter what age you are, it can be magical,” Draig says. Marlaina Donato is a composer and author of several books in women’s spirituality and holistic health. Connect at AutumnEmbersMusic.com. May 2019
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he 5 million faithful listeners of National Public Radio’s award-winning weekly broadcast Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me! know that 20-year host Peter Sagal infuses wit and wisdom into his views of the news and the world. In his new book, The Incomplete Book of Running, he brings his trademark humor to a memoir that posits running as a mode of survival—and hope, persistence, practice and love as vehicles of redemption. Sagal’s collection of deeply personal lessons encompasses the emotional spectrum of running, body image and the special bonding between fellow runners. His exhilarating guide to life suggests we keep moving forward in all ways. He also reflects upon the 2013 Boston Marathon, where he finished moments before two bombs exploded, and explores how running helped him cope with a devastating divorce, depression and more. Sagal is also a playwright, screenwriter and the host of PBS’ Constitution USA with Peter Sagal when he’s not writing about the recreation he took up in mid-life where he found himself “lost, in a dark place” after a personal crisis. He lives near Chicago with his wife, Mara.
After becoming a serious runner at nearly 40, when did you realize running had evolved
into something more than a simple mission to get healthy?
I was concerned about my weight, but mainly I was also concerned about getting older. I ran my first marathon in 2005 as an emotional reaction to growing older, and that’s when it all began to change for me. It struck me in a deep way as something I wanted to do better. I’ve rarely experienced the classic “runner’s high”—that endorphin-caused euphoria—although I do believe it exists. Rather, what’s more common is the sense that everything—body, mind—is working in concert, without discomfort, with strength, with ease. To paraphrase a line from Kurt Vonnegut, it’s when “everything is beautiful, and nothing hurts.”
As an advocate of escaping our “digital dystopia” of electronic screens by running outdoors, what’s the benefit you see in unplugging?
I’m a big fan of evolutionary biology. We evolved in very different circumstances than what we are living in now; to be attentive to the world and not with a screen in front of us. The reason we are up on two legs is so that we can look around and think. We’re supposed to ruminate.
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ur sport seems mindless only to people who never run long enough for any thought to form other than, ‘When can I stop running?’ But the only way to succeed as a long-distance runner is to do it mindfully, to be aware of the body and the world it is moving through. I think about my motion and my breathing, my muscles and their state of agitation or stress or relaxation. I note my surroundings—the downward slope I would never notice driving this street, the hawk’s nest I would never see for lack of looking up, the figure in a window caught in a solitary moment of their own. I think about the true meaning of distance—about the learning that comes from running a mile in your own shoes.
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From The Incomplete Book of Running, by Peter Sagal.
I’ve met people who say they don’t run, but they walk, ride bikes, hike in the woods. Those people are getting many of the same benefits as running. We didn’t evolve these extraordinary brains and self-consciousness so we could outsource our thinking. Anybody who has done creative work knows what’s needed to do that is uninterrupted thought.
Of the many anecdotes you cite about bonding with others through running, which one was the most gratifying?
What can non-runners take away from your book?
Probably when I ran with William Greer, who I didn’t even know 24 hours before we ran the 2013 Boston Marathon, and by the end of that day we were friends forever because of all we went through together. [Greer is visually impaired and Sagal was his volunteer guide during the race.] We’re still in touch; we sometimes run together. He wouldn’t have finished if I wasn’t helping him and I wouldn’t have finished if he wasn’t helping me.
Go outside. We weren’t meant to spend so much time in offices. Take the headphones off, move, use your body. Look at little kids in playgrounds—they’re just running around before getting trained into games. We forget that. We spend so much time in our heads reading, watching screens. I’ve met people who say they don’t run, but they walk, ride bikes, hike in the woods. Those people are getting many of the same benefits as running.
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CBD FOR PETS What We Need to Know by Kajsa Nickels
ith the explosion of cannabidiol (CBD) products on the human medical scene, many pet owners are looking into this hemp plant derivative as a natural means of medicating their fourlegged family members. A study conducted by the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, in Ithaca, New York, found that CBD can be effective in treating some of the same ailments in pets as it does in humans. “I’ve used CBD on dogs and cats suffering from arthritis, anxiety and seizures,” says Angie Krause, DVM, a veterinarian with Boulder Holistic Vet, in Colorado. “I’ve even used CBD to treat cats with chronic respiratory infections.” Unlike CBD from marijuana, which in most cases is a Schedule I narcotic that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration considers highly subject to abuse, CBD from industrial hemp contains less than 0.3 percent of the psychoactive component THC. It is legal under federal law and can be sold nationwide, subject to state regulations. However, choosing the right CBD product is complicated by the number of confusing options. “There are so many products on the shelves with different concentrations and formulations,” says Krause, who considers the extraction method used during production to be one of the most important factors. She favors CO2 (carbon dioxide) extraction over solvent extraction methods: “CO2 leaves no residue behind that could harm the bodies of small animals such as dogs and cats.” 22
Within three days, it was like I had a new dog. She no longer destroys things, she is calm, she is more engaged with her environment. ~Cindy Hesse Stephen Cital, a veterinary technician in San Jose, California, co-founded the Facebook group Veterinary Cannabis Academy. He agrees that the purity of the extraction method is significant. He also notes that price is not necessarily an indicator of quality. “A 30-cc bottle of CBD could cost $70 at a concentration of 700 milligrams [7 mg per cc]. However, it’s possible to find the same volume at the same price at a concentration of 1,000 milligrams [10 mg per cc].” Some products don’t contain CBD at all, only hemp extract, Cital explains. “For people who don’t understand the labeling, this can be very misleading.” CBD is one of 104 cannabinoids found in both industrial hemp and marijuana plants. Full-spectrum hemp extracts contain the entire profile of cannabinoids, including trace amounts of THC. Broad-spectrum hemp extracts contain everything but the THC. Cital says
it’s always best to start with full- or broadspectrum products for the “entourage effect”, in which the cannabinoids work in concert. Isolates of additional cannabinoids can be added as needed, he says. When choosing a product to purchase for a pet, he recommends going with companies that are able to present the consumer with a certificate of analysis by a third party. “The certificate will show the complete profile of the CBD product, including cannabinoid, terpene, residual solvent, pesticide, bacteria, mycotoxin, fungicidal and elemental profiles,” he says. Cital notes that the elemental profile is especially important. “Hemp is very good at absorbing what is in its environment, including heavy metals such as lead.” Krause favors CBD products with minimal ingredients that “should be as simple as possible,” she says. “No xylitol, no artificial colors or sweeteners.” Cindy Hesse, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, also believes that CBD for pets should be as pure as possible. Her Cocker Spaniel, Reina, is both blind and deaf. Because of her handicaps, Reina experienced extreme anxiety to the point of destroying her metal crate, furniture and door frames. Reina’s vet put her on the antidepressant and antianxiety drugs Prozac and trazadone, but these only helped for a short period. After attending a CBD conference in Florida, her veterinarian decided to see if the compound might help the dog—his first patient to use CBD. The results, Hesse says, were amazing. “Within three days, it was like I had a new dog. She no longer destroys things, she is calm, she is more engaged with her environment. I recommend CBD oil to everyone I know who has a pet with health issues.” When deciding whether to give CBD to a pet, Krause and Cital recommend working with a veterinarian to ensure the proper dosage. “People can certainly work with CBD on their own with their pets,” says Krause, “but it’s important to get the dosing and concentration right to make it worthwhile.” Kajsa Nickels is a freelance writer and a music composer. She resides in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Contact her at fideleterna45@ gmail.com.
Health & Wellness Resources from Southwestern College Dr. Ann Filemyr, Ph.D., became the fourth President of Southwestern College on February 1, 2019. She brings her unique vision, creativity, dedication and 29 years of experience in higher education to this new role. Her leadership is based in partnership, and she seeks to broaden and deepen the partnerships between the college and the Santa Fe community. The unique educational model of Southwestern College is based in transformational teaching and learning to deepen self-knowledge, enhance self-awareness, and develop professional skills. Our mission is to, Transform Consciousness through Education. Our faculty and alumni work in schools, community centers, nursing homes, treatment centers, hospitals, mental and behavioral healthcare agencies, arts organizations and in private practice throughout the state and across the country.
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Vision Quest Eat a Rainbow of Color for Healthy Eyes
by Melinda Hemmelgarn
ne of the best ways to protect and preserve our precious eyesight is to focus on food. In general, the same plant-based, antioxidant-rich diets that defend against heart disease and cancer also contribute to eye health by reducing the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration—the two most common agerelated causes of vision loss. However, two specific nutrients— lutein and zeaxanthin—deserve special attention. These compounds uniquely concentrate in the macula, the centrally located part of the retina responsible for visual acuity, and are most vulnerable to oxidative damage from light exposure. Both are members of the carotenoid
family, a large group of powerful antioxidant nutrients found mostly in fruits and vegetables, especially those with dark green, deep yellow, red and orange pigments. According to the National Eye Institute and the American Optometric Association, lutein and zeaxanthin help absorb damaging ultraviolet light from the sun, as well as blue light from computer screens, digital devices and LEDs. “Think of lutein as a sort of sunblock,” says Elizabeth Johnson, research associate professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition and Science Policy at Tufts University, in Boston. Speaking at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual meeting in Washington, D.C., last fall, Johnson
described the yellow macular pigments— lutein and zeaxanthin—as “internal sunglasses” that protect the eyes’ photoreceptor cells. “Yellow pigment absorbs blue light,” Johnson explains. The greater our macular pigment density, the more protection we have against light damage, and the better our visual function. As a bonus, macular pigment density also aligns with improved academic performance and cognitive function across our lifespan, reports Naiman Khan, Ph.D., a registered dietitian and director at the Body Composition and Nutritional Neuroscience Lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Because lutein is actively transported into breast milk, Johnson suspects the compound is important to infant eye and brain health. Despite solid scientific evidence confirming the benefits of lutein and zeaxanthin, there is no official recommended daily allowance. Johnson explains that Americans typically consume less than two milligrams per day, falling short of levels needed to enhance visual and brain function and slow the progression of age-related eye diseases. Her advice: Eat foods that provide between six to 10 milligrams of lutein and two milligrams of zeaxanthin each day. Dark green leafy vegetables, including kale, spinach and collard greens, provide the highest amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin, especially when cooked. For example, one cup of cooked kale or spinach delivers more than 20 milligrams of lutein and zeaxanthin, whereas one cup of raw spinach contains just under four milligrams. Johnson explains that cooking breaks down plant cell walls, making the carotenoids more bio-available. Plus, because lutein and
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When it comes to eating for eye health, here’s some more insightful advice:
Eat the “rainbow”. Choose a variety of colorful, organic fruits and vegetables daily; they are rich in eye-protecting carotenoids, flavonoids and vitamin C. Whole grains, nuts and seeds provide vitamin E, and fatty, cold-water fish such as sardines, salmon, tuna and mackerel are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Vegan sources of omega-3s include walnuts, ground flax, hemp and chia seeds, or microalgae supplements.
Become familiar with the best food sources of lutein and zeaxanthin: lpi.OregonState.edu/mic/dietary-factors/ phytochemicals/carotenoids.
Obtain a physician’s approval before taking eye health supplements, and compare their effectiveness, safety and cost at ConsumerLab.com.
Stay informed: National Eye Institute, nei.nih.gov; AREDS studies: nei.nih.gov/ areds2/patientfaq. Melinda Hemmelgarn, the “food sleuth”, is an award-winning registered dietitian, writer and nationally syndicated radio host based in Columbia, MO. Reach her at FoodSleuth@ gmail.com. Tune into Food Sleuth Radio through iTunes, Stitcher and KOPN.org.
zeaxanthin are fat-soluble, lower amounts found in avocadoes (0.4 milligrams in one medium fruit) are better absorbed. Further, simply adding an avocado or oil-based dressing to raw, dark leafy green salads will increase intestinal absorption. The same is true for egg yolks (0.2 milligrams per large egg). In a study of 33 older adults, published in The Journal of Nutrition, researchers found that consumption of one egg a day for five weeks significantly increased blood levels of lutein and zeaxanthin without raising cholesterol levels. According to the National Eye Institute and their Age-Related Eye Disease Studies (AREDS), additional nutrients that benefit eye health include vitamins C and E, and omega-3 fatty acids.
The Mother Our Souls Need Connecting With the Energy That Made Us by Christiane Northrup
his Mother’s Day, I want to tell you about a different way to think about your mother and about yourself—a way that is deeply true and liberating, no matter what is going on with your mother. On a soul level, we’re old friends with our mothers. And they signed up for assisting us on our souls’ journeys big time—by being willing to take on the role of our mother. And no matter how well they did or didn’t do that job, we have a job, too: to realize that though we might not have had the mother we wanted, we all got the mother our souls needed. What’s more, every single one of us can connect right now with the mother energy that made all of our bodies in the first place—the Earth herself. It has been said that when you lavish your attention on the Earth—on a flower, or a stream or any aspect of nature—that energy loves you right back. In the book series The Ringing Cedars, Anastasia refers to the land you live on and love as, “Love dissolved in
space.” You can feel this when you travel to parks and gardens, farms and yards that have been loved by those who live there. This mothering energy is available to each of us from the Earth and from Mother Nature—no matter what has happened with your biological mother. So here is my prescription for a glorious Mother’s Day. Call your mother—in spirit, if she is no longer in a body—or if speaking with her directly is too painful. Here’s a special prayer: “With my Spirit, I send Divine Love to my mother’s Spirit.” That’s it. Just say this prayer. With your whole heart. And let go of the outcome. Happy Mother’s Day. Christiane Northrup, M.D., is a leading authority in the field of women’s health and wellness. The full text of this excerpt, reprinted with permission, appears at DrNorthrup.com. © Christiane Northrup, Inc. All rights reserved. May 2019
tions didn’t effect the same defensive-priming response as that of the plant-munching caterpillar. “Plants have no special sense organs, so their sophisticated sense of hearing is very surprising,” says Appel.
Discover Their Secret Language by April Thompson
hile flowers are known to lean toward light, a growing body of research is demonstrating plants also respond to sounds and scents— and then herald the news to their neighbors. Far from being passive life forms, members of the plant kingdom are adept at interacting with their environments and with each other. “Plants don’t have specialized sense organs, but like animals, plants are very capable of sensing their environment. They perceive cues, weigh different alternatives and allocate resources in very sophisticated ways,” says Richard Karban, professor of entomology at the University of California at Davis and the author of Plant Sensing and Communication.
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Early evidence of plant communication was discovered by accident, according to Jack Schultz, senior executive director of research development at the University of Toledo, in Ohio. “In the 1970s, researchers began to notice plants under attack respond by increasing defensive chemistry—things that make a plant distasteful or toxic to predators,” he says. Researchers noticed that control plants also seemed to respond to their neighbors being attacked. 26
Karban and other investigators have discovered that plants emit complex profiles of odors in the form of volatile compounds that can be picked up by other plants, as well as insects. Studying sagebrush in the Sierra Nevada mountains, Karban found that plants under duress emit chemical cues that trigger nearby plants to increase their defenses. These odors vary with the type of threat and time, working to attract pollinators during the day and fending off enemies at night, Schultz says. A plant being eaten by an insect may release a chemical that attracts predatory insects looking for herbivore prey. “There is a clear adaptive advantage in attracting the ‘enemy of your enemy’, who can act as a bodyguard for the plant being attacked.” Smells are just part of a plant’s multisensory life, says Heidi Appel, a professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Toledo and one of Schultz’s collaborators. Appel’s research with collaborator Rex Cocroft, at the University of Missouri, demonstrates they’re listening for threats, too. Her lab exposed plants from the mustard family to the sound of a caterpillar feeding, with control plants in silence or “listening” to a recording of the wind or other insects, and found that those vibra-
Karban’s lab isolated plants to determine that their chemical signals were transmitted by air rather than soil or root systems. Yet researcher Suzanne Simard, a professor of forest ecology at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, is digging into the underground connections, finding that trees are interacting with one another below the ground in complex ways. Trees have a symbiotic relationship with fungi that’s built on a mutually beneficial exchange of nutrients, says Simard. This underground network links root systems of trees together, enabling them to exchange carbon, water and other nutrients in a kind of natural balance sheet. Simard discovered these networks had hubs— typically older “mother trees”—that can connect to hundreds of saplings and send them excess carbon that can quadruple their survival rates. Simard also found that trees engage in “defense signaling” similar to plants, increasing their natural defenses in response to damage inflicted on their neighbors, but only if the mycorrhizal networks of fungi that aid in sending such messages are intact. Simard’s research seeks to understand how environmental threats like climate change and logging may further disrupt these communication networks. Recognizing all of the communication that exists between plants, we might wonder if human words of encouragement can help them grow. Perhaps, but not for the reasons one might hope, says Appel. “Whenever we feel a sense of connection to another life form, we are more likely to take better care of it,” says the researcher. “We underestimate what plants can do because their communication is invisible to us. Yet we also have to be careful about overestimating their abilities. We need an understanding to be driven by science, and not wishful thinking.” April Thompson is a freelance writer in Washington, D.C. Contact her at AprilWrites.com.
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assage is often emotional distress, the Like a perfect associated body has one objective: dance partner, a with spa-like get us to safety. Yet, many skilled bodywork times, the amygdala—the pampering, yet it is also an effective therapy for reduc- practitioner follows part of the brain that ing physical and emotional the nervous system plays a key role in this pain. Bodywork can lower and helps the client process—becomes hyper blood pressure and reduce alert and falsely perceives access sources stress hormones, which in danger when there is none. of trauma. turn helps to balance blood Trauma becomes hardsugar and boost immunity. wired into the nervous ~Lissa Wheeler A surge of the feel-good system. Pain syndromes neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine and tension are common symptoms. is also a natural perk of rubdowns. No matter what the pattern for handling On the emotional level, massage thertrauma, it takes a lot of work for the body to apy can offer profound benefits for anyone repress emotions, and it will create tension experiencing acute grief or the effects of a in the form of “armoring” to defend against traumatic past. A Swedish study published unwanted feelings. “Trauma is a physiological in the Journal of Clinical Nursing shows that experience. Body tension that results from bereaved individuals that received 25-minunresolved trauma will not respond to only ute hand and/or foot massages once a week releasing muscle tension,” explains Lissa for eight weeks felt greater comfort and Wheeler, author of Engaging Resilience: Heal were more capable of coping with stress. the Physical Impact of Emotional Trauma: A Guide for Bodywork Practitioners. The Body’s Pain Language Wheeler’s Medford, Massachusetts, When the “fight-or-flight” stress response practice focuses on releasing emotional is activated in the presence of danger or patterns locked in tissue memory. “When 28
Swedish massage, Thai massage and shiatsu are all ideal treatments for chronic pain, grief and emotional imprints locked within the body’s cellular consciousness. CranioSacral Therapy (CST) offers a gentler alternative. “CranioSacral Therapy can unravel cellular stories and assist in freeing repressed or preverbal emotions from childhood,” says Seattle-based CST therapist Barbara Coon. “Experiences are held in the body. Stress and muscular tension activate the vagus nerve, and CST focuses on calming [it].” The vagus nerve facilitates communication between the brain and the heart, lungs and gut. Coon attests to the modality’s body-centered support for reducing anxiety, depression, panic attacks, memory loss, sleep disturbances and grief. “Some people respond well to deep tissue work, while others do better with the gentleness of CranioSacral Therapy,” says Wheeler. “Like a perfect dance partner, a skilled bodywork practitioner follows the nervous system and helps the client access sources of trauma.”
Clinical aromatherapy and therapeutic sound can also play a vital role in emotional healing, especially when combined with bodywork. Kelli Passeri, a massage therapist and owner of Sound and Stone Massage, in Pittsburg, Kansas, utilizes a subwoofer speaker beneath her massage table so clients can feel the vibrations of the music. “I play music recorded in specific frequencies that align with the body and the chakras or energy centers to help rebalance the energy body,” says Passeri, who also uses rose quartz crystals in her hot stone sessions. She relies on aromatherapy blends that pro-
mote opening on both physical and emotional levels. Passeri has observed common pain patterns in her clients that often don’t have a physical cause. “The sacrum tends to hold on to lifelong traumatic emotions from childhood, and the shoulders tend to reflect more current emotional blockages and issues,” she says, adding, “I encourage my clients to open up or cry because it’s a healthy thing to do. There’s no need for embarrassment and is totally okay.” Healing on any level might take time, but allowing the body’s stories to be witnessed without judgement is key. “The good news is that when trauma is worked through, the whole body is much more resilient and has a greater capacity to live life fully,” Wheeler says. Marlaina Donato authored Multidimensional Aromatherapy and several other books. Connect at AutumnEmbersMusic.com.
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Matthew G Kreitzer PhD DOM Santa Fe & Albuquerque MountainAcupuncture.org • (505) 428-0114
Holistic Medicine at its Finest. Treating complex medical conditions with Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, Homeopathy, Thermography and Jyotish. Massage and Energy Work by Leahn Cox, LMT. See our ad for more detail.
HOLISTIC NUTRITION LORI WITTHAUS, MA, MSHN, PHD 505-738-5566 www.loriwitthaus.com
Improve your diet, lifestyle and attitude. Using evidence-based holistic principles learn how to develop a personal plan for health and wellbeing. Initial 30-minute consultation FREE.
HYPNOTHERAPY JASON SHANLEY HYPNOTHERAPY
2325 San Pedro NE Albuquerque JasonShanley.com EXPLORE A PAST LIFE! Natural solutions for all your challenges! Past life regression therapy is fun and healing. Certified Medical Support Clinical Hypnotherapist IBH # F10317-476. Free consultations 505-252-7433.
INTUITIVE CONSULTATIONS GALAYA-INTUITIVE RESOURCES 505-466-3764 • Santa Fe ConsultGalaya.com RGalaxy@juno.com
Find clarity, insight and inspiration! Intuitive readings, coaching and animal communication. Clarify life choices and decisions. Activate practical solutions for your health, relationships, career and business.In-person and by phone consultations available by appointment.
LAURIE WHEELER, DIHOM, CCH, DIPGEM
WellnessWithin (505) 772-0970 Santa Fe www.WellnessWithin.net www.Journeywithdrumming.com
Homeopathy, Gemmotherapy, Rife therapy, shamanic healing/coaching, medical intuition, soul retrieval and flower essences. You may be facing some type of emotional or physical pain - with minimal understanding or relief. I’ve worked for over 24 yrs. with success in these modalities. Working with people of all ages - young and older, from colds to cancer - and specializing (but no limited to) the endocrine system. See ad and monthly calendar event. See our ad for more detail.
HOT STONE MASSAGE RIVER STONE
Cate Clark, LMT Albuquerque - 505-401-4015 RiverStoneCate.com Lusciously Integrated Hot Stone Massage to melt away the over-stimulations of a frantic world! Fragrance-free and non-judgmental, your Sea of Tranquility is located east of Old Town in quiet, historic neighborhood. Empathic Bodywork and Highly Sensitive Massage since 1991.
LIGHT THE SPARK, LLC Alice Arlete Simao 773-849-6441 - Santa Fe alicearletesimao.com
Inspirational trips planned for you - Love Yourself Up! Experience the healing powers of this enchanted land. Indulge in loving activities carefully chosen and planned for you. Experience a unique blend of activities designed to nourish body, mind and soul.
INTUITIVE GUIDE CERTIFICATION & EQUINE THERAPY YOUR DIVINE LIGHT@UNICORN MESA
Chantal Fidanza 505-438-1074 - Santa Fe YourDivineLight.biz Offering Intuitive Guide Certification, Tele-courses, Intuitive Healing Sessions, and Empath Support (both with and without equines) at my peaceful, mountain-view setting, or via phone. Everything I teach I continue to walk on my own path and offer with the intention of empowering others to anchor their divine light and trust their own inner wisdom. Special support for empaths, those particularly sensitive to energy. Discounted Session Packages for ongoing support available. See our ad for more detail.
LIFE COACHING & COUNSELING LYNN CLIFFORD, MA, LMHC
Your Authentic Life Coaching & Counseling 505-231-5353 - Santa Fe LynnClifford.com In this beautiful yet busy world, experience unique transformation, where authenticity and self-care serve as your compass; compassion and curiosity guide your way. Sessions connect people with their optimal selves via inner guidance, creative process, the natural world, and/or other sentient beings, including horses. (Unmounted. No experience needed.) Phone, Skype and in person. See our ad for more detail.
MEDICAL CANNABIS SACRED GARDEN
505-216-9686 1300 Luisa St, Ste 1, Santa Fe 505-257-3733 3600 Cutler Ave (Green Jeans), ABQ 505-336-0900 616 San Mateo Blvd. NE, ABQ 505- 257-3747 642 S Alameda, Las Cruces 505-300-0154 SacredGardenNM.com Sacred Garden takes pride in growing cannabis as a safe alternative to pharmaceutical drug therapies. Applicable for a wide spectrum of medical conditions, cannabis has assisted the health of countless people. We offer many different delivery methods, such as flowering buds, edibles, concentrates, oils, tinctures and salves. Our heart-based staff will help you find what works best for you and your needs.
METAPHYSICAL SHOP AND HEALING HUB PRANA BLESSINGS
LaGina Glass 505-772-0171 Santa Fe PranaBlessings.com Metaphysical Shop and Healing Hub. Offering products and services for healing support. Spaces available to rent for events, classes, workshops, meetings and or private healing.
NATURAL BEAUTY REVIVAL SUGAR WAX & SKIN CARE The Ancient Art of Beauty 505.345.0033 Albuquerque RevivalSugarWax.com
REIKI AWAKENING SPIRIT
Get ready for summer, visit Revival Sugar Wax for a session to remove body hair. Revival specializes in body sugar which is an ancient technique for hair removal, it is chemical free, gentler than wax, tends to remove more hair and weakens follicles to deter future growth. Book a session online.
Jan Walker, Reiki Master Teacher and Healing Practitioner 505-835-5440 - Albuquerque AwakeningSpiritMinistries.org If you are dealing with the daily stresses of life or a major health challenge, Reiki can help. Reiki’s restorative qualities bring warmth, calmness, balance and a sense of well-being. Reiki classes offered every month.
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Coryelle Kramer is known throughout the country as a prolific Professional Intuitive. She utilizes her psychic abilities, her guides and the ancient tarot in order to see and relay answers on such subjects as: career, love life, relationships, life purpose, current situations and future outcomes.Her readings are always giving with compassion and can be uplifting, empowering, honest, fun and extremely accurate. See our ad for more detail.
REGENERATIVE MEDICINE DR. ROBYN BENSON, DOM
Santa Fe Soul Center For Optimal Health 2905 Rodeo Park Dr, East Bldg #3 Santa Fe •RobynBenson.com/gift Regenerative medicine is the reverse of aging and degenerative disease. It’s the science of boosting healing naturally in damaged tissues and in under-functioning endocrine and immune systems. This is being achieved with nutrition therapy, stem cells and oxidative medicine (ozone and high dose vitamin C IVs). It also includes restoring healthy joints, hair growth, skin rejuvenation and sexual function with your own platelet rich plasma (PRP). See our ad for more detail.
STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION BODYWORK BRIAN TERRY
970-222-2710 - Santa Fe DivineAlignmentBodyWork.com HealingSulfur.com Life-changing bodywork which restores the natural alignment of the body to feel grounded, empowered, and at ease. Be free of chronic pain with results that last! Also offering Craniosacral Therapy and therapeutic massage. See our ad for more detail.
EARTH WALK MEDICINE
Reverend Shaman Sandra Chestnutt 575-779-4253 SandyChestnutt@gmail.com Facilitating Shamanic Healing ceremonies for over 20 years. Spiritual Guidance, House Clearing, and Apprenticeship program also offered. Open 7 days/eves.See our ad for more detail.
SHAMANIC HEALING SHEILA RASMUSSEN
720-633-4740 - Santa Fe BA, Contemplative Psych. HeartOfTheSoulHealing.com Sheras10@gmail.com
Shamanic healing, Intuitive counseling, Craniosacral therapy. Safe, effective support when healing from physical or psychological trauma or when struggling with transition. Relief from feelings of emotional stress,fear, and sadness. Guidance when searching for clarity or deeper meaning in life.
SOUND HEALING INÈS MARICLE
206-407-5878 www.InesMaricle.com Maricle.Ines@gmail.com
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