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ebruary marks the beginning of my fourth year as the publisher of Natural Awakenings Northern New Mexico and the first time we publish a directory edition. One of my goals as the publisher of a healthy and sustainable publication has been to “be the voice for those that have no voice.” These words continue to be a guiding principle for me as a magazine publisher and a mission in my everyday life and are reflected through those that have supported our publication. Every issue unfolds differently and has its own unique creative process. The February 2016 magazine has the word LOVE spelled out. And it’s so fitting as we have the most amazing community of healers in The Land of Enchantment that truly want to help those in need! I feel so grateful for the community that responded with a resounding yes and made this edition of 48 pages possible. I extend a big, heartfelt thanks to my tireless team behind the scenes that went above and beyond. As we celebrate and honor the importance of friendships in this month’s issue of Natural Awakenings, I’ve been thinking about all the different friendships we have throughout our lives. There are the childhood friends you grow up with and either stay connected to forever or naturally drift apart from as your life paths change. There are your work friends that lift you up when you’re having a tough day and that you stay in touch even after changing job assignments. There are the friends we make through shared hobbies and passions. There are those deep relationships we foster with people that we can confide in no matter what. There are, of course, our social media friends. In order to feel alive and loved we all need to have or be friends. Bonus: The more friends we have the longer we live! In this month’s feature article, “The Power of Friendship: It Sustains, Nourishes and Supports Us,” writer Judith Fertig explores how friendships are not only great contributors to happiness but can also improve our health, longevity and overall well-being. “Eco-Friendly Dating: Going Online Makes it Easier” by Avery Mack sheds a positive light on the stigma of online dating. It worked for me. My current seven-year relationship came through an online dating site. As we recover from the gift giving frenzy of the holidays, retailers prepare for Valentine’s Day. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day and spreading love, wouldn’t it be great if we all extended extra smiles or hugs to people we may not even know? What a beautiful ripple effect this would have. And who knows, it could be so rewarding that we may consider practicing it on a regular basis. Let’s remember, the energy we send out comes back to us. Wishing you love, great friends and a happy Valentine’s Day,

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esearch published in the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry has concluded mothers that chew natural xylitol gum regularly will significantly reduce oral infections of mutans streptococcus bacteria in their infants. Five research teams and 11 randomized studies of 601 mothers and their children showed 46 percent fewer infections of the bacteria, which is the central species responsible for dental caries and periodontal disease. The studies included children that were 6, 9, 12, 18 and 24 months old. Other research supports the claim of xylitol’s beneficial nature. A study from the University of Manchester, in England, analyzing data from 4,216 schoolchildren, showed that using toothpaste containing xylitol with fluoride resulted in 13 percent less tooth decay than using toothpaste with fluoride only. Note: Xylitol is toxic to dogs; if ingested, consult a veterinarian.

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esearchers from Rutgers University have found that an ingredient in olive oil will kill cancer cells in under an hour. The researchers tested a compound called oleocanthal, a central component of extra virgin olive oil, and found that it caused the premature death of cancer cells in the laboratory by puncturing cancer cell vesicles, called lysosomes. “We needed to determine if oleocanthal was targeting that protein and causing the cells to die,” says Paul Breslin, Ph.D., a professor of nutritional sciences in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers and co-author of the study, published in Molecular and Cellular Oncology. The research also found that the olive oil compound didn’t damage healthy cells. Breslin states that the compound merely “put them to sleep” for a day, after which they resumed their normal, healthy functioning. Senior author David Foster, Ph.D., of Hunter College, points out that additional studies are necessary to determine if the compound halts tumor growth. “We also need to understand why it is that cancerous cells are more sensitive to oleocanthal than non-cancerous cells,” he says.

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Bifidobacteria Probiotic Fends Off Colds and Flu


n a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition, researchers found that supplementing with bifidobacteria probiotics will reduce colds and flu. The study followed 581 college students for six weeks as they prepared for their final exams. During the study period, the students consumed a placebo or a daily supplement with one of three probiotics, including Bifidobacterium bifidum. The students given the bifidum supplement experienced significantly fewer cold or flu infections, and when they did succumb, the infection was generally less severe. The other probiotic supplements did not reduce colds or flu compared to the placebo for the six weeks.

High-Fructose Sweetener Aggravates Asthma and Bronchitis


large study from the New York Medical College and the University of Massachusetts found that high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is linked to a greater risk of asthma and chronic bronchitis. The research included 2,801 people between the ages of 20 and 55 years old. The scientists utilized health data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey of 2003 to 2006 to compare people with a history of chronic bronchitis. The study measured the types of soft drinks consumed, eliminating risks related to known asthma relationships such as smoking. The researchers found those that drank five or more HFCS-containing sodas per week had an 80 percent increased incidence of chronic bronchitis. Greater intake of HFCS has also been linked with higher risk of other health conditions, including diabetes and obesity.

Mediterranean Diet Sustains More Youthful Brain Sizes


s we age, our brains shrink, a condition linked to cognitive impairment. According to a study from Columbia University, a healthy diet can help reduce such occurrences. The researchers studied 674 adults with an average age of 80. They were divided into two groups, depending upon their diets, and given magnetic resonance imaging scans to measure total brain volume and

thickness. It was found that those following diets that most closely resembled the Mediterranean diet—less meat and more vegetables and fish—had larger brain sizes with less shrinking. The researchers equated the average size difference between the groups to about five years of aging. Dr. Yian Gu, a neuropsychology professor at Columbia University, says, “This is another study consistent with previous studies that indicate the Mediterranean diet is an overall healthy diet.”


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esearch published in the journal Cognitive Science has found that toddlers with parents that played with them using humor and fantasy gained increased skills for learning, imagining and bonding, along with thinking in abstract ways. The researchers tested children between 16 and 24 months old in two phases. The first utilized action play among 25 kids and the second utilized verbal play among 40 children. The parents and children pretended to do activities such as washing their hands with no soap or creating situations using a toy. During the second phase, the children and parents played around jokingly by using words, identifying things in funny ways and making believe they were doing things. The researchers found that joking and pretend play allowed the kids to distinguish cues that helped them communicate and develop skills to understand intentions. The study also found that older toddlers relied more on verbal cues to understand pretending and joking communications.

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Shrine Circus Ends Wild Animal Acts Bill Cunningham, CEO of Dallas-based Fun Time Shows, the largest Shrine Circus producer in the country, says he’ll no longer produce shows featuring elephants, tigers, lions or other wild animals. Cunningham says, “These animals are very special; we cohabit the Earth with them and they are deserving of our respect and awe. They’re not here to perform tricks for our entertainment.” He says, “I’ve tried to listen to the mothers that said they didn’t want their kids to grow up and learn that the animals they saw had been probed, poked, prodded and chained to a floor.” The move has received an outpouring of support from outside the industry, including People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Cunningham’s Shrine Circuses will still feature high wire acts, human cannonballs, trapeze artists and motorcycle tricks, along with performing horses and dogs. “The horses and dogs act in true collaboration with their owners,” says Cunningham. “We feel the audience still wants to see domestic animals.” Source:

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line of similar consumer-ready products will be integrated into the Adidas line this year. The larger issue goes beyond recycling and repurposing to avoid waste altogether. Plastic takes more than 450 years to decompose, so conservationists and researchers at Parley for the Oceans hope to re-imagine plastics by designing a renewable solution. In cleaning up our oceans, we protect ecosystems, food sources, jobs and local economies.

Pioneering Aspen Ski Town Runs Entirely on Renewables

Aspen, Colorado, with a population of 7,000, has become the third municipality in the country, along with Burlington, Vermont, and Greensburg, Kansas, to receive all of its power from renewable sources. Its energy portfolio now consists primarily of wind power and hydroelectric, with smaller contributions from solar and geothermal. The development reflects a decade-long effort made possible in part by a significant drop in the price of renewable energy and new government regulations that internalize some of the pollution costs of fossil fuels, making energy sources like coal increasingly uncompetitive. More than one-third of American coal plants have been shut down in the past six years and new carbon rules make it possible that no new coal plants will ever be built in the U.S.

Athletic shoemaker Adidas has teamed up with New York-based ParSource: ley for the Oceans, a multidisciplinary Source: Upworthy organization with a passion for protecting the oceans, to make footwear out of garbage. Available soon, the soft upper part of the shoe is knitted entirely from waste and debris pulled from the ocean, including yarn and fibers—just “Zero Cost” solar possible some of the estimated 5.25 trillion Loan payments = reduction of your utility bill Increase the resale value of your home! pieces of trash in the sea. With no Call for Free solar advice “40% OFF” with solar tax credits! for homes and businesses! extra material left over, nothing goes to waste; the shoes also incorporate illegal fishing nets taken from poachers. Adidas executive Eric Liedtke A CITY AND COUNTY CAMPAIGN suggests the technology could move Call for Free Solar Advice: 505.992.3044 beyond shoes and find its way to • shirts, shorts and other apparel. A full

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THE POWER OF FRIENDSHIP It Sustains, Nourishes and Supports Us by Judith Fertig

For a reason, a season or a lifetime, friends help us cope with challenges, motivate our best work and celebrate life. Friendships take many forms, crossing generations and self-imposed boundaries, and even spring up between unlikely confidants.


hildhood friends Matt Damon and Ben Affleck collaborated on the Oscar-winning screenplay for Good Will Hunting. Fierce tennis competitors Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki like to get together for a gal-pal getaway after a major match. Country music artists Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood married following an 18-year friendship; “We had a lot more in common than I ever dreamed we did,” says Brooks. Rafts of research confirm how friendship enriches us. Carlin Flora, of New York City, spent years as a Psychology Today writer and editor before

also reports people with five or more close friends as 50 percent more likely to describe themselves as “very happy” than those maintaining fewer confidants. “Friends past and present play powerful and often unappreciated roles in determining our sense of self and the direction of our lives,” says Flora. “Even in a supposedly meritocratic society, friends give jobs and assignments to each other, so having friends that share your career interests and aspirations can get you much farther than you could ever get on your own.”

Make New Friends, Keep the Old Today, making and keeping friends can be challenging, due to distance, frequent life changes, overprotective parenting and substituting social media for more intimate face time. It all penning Friendfluence: The Surprismakes friendship more fluid than we ing Ways Friends Make Us Who might realize, says Shasta Nelson, the We Are. She notes that among the San Francisco founder of GirlFriendvaried and perhaps unforeseen, a women’s friendship efits, friendships can help us “shed matching site and author of Friendpounds, sleep better, stop smoking ships Don’t Just Happen: The Guide and even survive a major illness.” to Creating a Meaningful Circle of An ongoing, two-decade-plus study of nearly 1,500 seniors by the Girlfriends, plus the upcoming book, Frientimacy, about deepening such Flinders University Centre for Ageing Studies, in Australia, found those relationships. “Most of us replace half of our with a large network of friends outclose friends every seven years,” says living others with the fewest friends Nelson. Although this might seem by 22 percent. The University of alarming, she considers it a natural Chicago ebb and flow. “We all need a couple National Opinion Research Center

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of very close friends, while others that come and go might just be what we currently need—at work or school, among first-time parents, in a new neighborhood, starting a job, in retirement or during some other life change,” she says. Canadian Greg Tjosvold, a married middle school teacher in Vancouver, Canada, has enjoyed great friendships with women, including his wife, partly because he doesn’t relate to men’s generally competitive nature and interest in sports. But when a close female friend moved away, he wanted to expand his circle to include men. He joined a group called The Barley Brethren that sample craft beers and talk about life. Although not into suds, he values “having a safe and enjoyable place to discuss deep issues, victories and temporary setbacks.” He admits, “That’s over-simplification, though.” Finding a group of men he can feel a part of has validated him, making this unique man still feel like one of the guys. Nelson categorizes the concentric circles of developing friendship as starting with a mutually agreeable acquaintance or contact, and then moving emotionally closer with someone that we find similarities with. Then the original bond can enter the confirmed friend category. A group of friends, like a longtime book club, can constitute a community. The highest level is the committed friend that has evolved into a trusted and valuable life companion. Sarah Huntsman Reed, a medical counselor in Kansas City, Missouri, has such a lifelong friend. She met Doug Reed, now a pharmacist, when both were in their high school musical, Once Upon a Mattress. Reed had a great sense of humor, Sarah remembers. “He’s still the most honest yet kindest person I’ve met,” she says. Soon, their mothers became friends, too, and the two teens would pair up for family weddings. Then she went to college and married and he moved away; yet they stayed in touch through mutual friends and their moms, catching up in person when he returned to his hometown. Seventeen years after they first met,

by which time Sarah was divorced, the two discussed taking their friendship to the next level and soon married. “It was a big decision to commit, because we knew so much about each other,” she says. “But we prefer each other’s company, and it was the best thing we ever did.”

Safety Net In trying times, friends can surround us with positive energy, says Madisyn Taylor, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the spiritual blog DailyOm, in Ashland, Oregon. “The people we love form a protective barrier that buffers and shields us from many of the world’s more crippling blows,” including receiving hurtful slights from others. How we make friends has been altered by today’s social landscape, which includes working parents and Amber Alerts. The days of children freely roaming their neighborhood discovering friends to play with are, unfortunately, over, says Jennifer S. White, a Toledo, Ohio, blogger and author of The Art of Parenting: Love Letters from a Mother. “My long-term friendships from childhood were all built around being neighbors and playing together just because we wanted to,” recalls White. With today’s safety concerns and work-life challenges, parents now set up playdates, a more structured, less organic way of fostering childhood friendships, and they must be proactive to ensure success. White has some misgivings about this modern-day approach. “When I think about that one little gleaming seed of truth at the heart of why, it’s often because I don’t think it’s fair that I have to be a popular ‘playdate mom’ for my kid to have some friends.”

Besties and Buddies Automatic playdates—with siblings—often enhance family ties through lifelong friendships. Sally Ekus is a culinary talent representative in Florence, Massachusetts. Her younger sister, Amelia, is the general manager of Twitter Cafe, in New York City, and lives in Brooklyn.

How to Make Good Friends by Shasta Nelson

Three Necessary Ingredients

Both friendship and romantic bonds are developed when three things occur: We feel satisfied, which happens when an interaction has more positivity than negativity. We feel safe, which comes when we commit to consistent time with each other. We feel seen, which we experience when we practice revealing ourselves and expressing vulnerability. Here’s a formula for creating meaningful connections: Positivity + Consistency + Vulnerability = Frientimacy. Two Steps It usually takes most people six to eight interactions with someone new before they start feeling like friends. The sooner they schedule such occasions, the sooner the rewards. c Be open to making new friends. c Make the first move; repeat. One Ratio To keep a friendship going, remember that it has to have a positivity-to-negativity ratio of at least five-to-one. That means sharing five times more fun and feel-good moments than stressors that can range from disappointments and frustrations to jealousies. By definition, to be and keep a good friend requires that both parties bring satisfying positivity to the relationship. Source: Adapted from Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for

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Both foodies have knife-and-fork tattoos. Sally is more into meal ingredients and preparation, while Amelia loves pouring wine and making sure everyone is comfortable. “Together,” says Sally, “we create total hospitality, from lavish Passover seders to Friday nights with friends.” She notes that her sister is the only other person who understands what the world looks like through the Ekus girls’ perspective. Some adults might never meet face-to-face, but become friends via social media. American Jamie Schler, coowner of the Hotel Diderot, in Chinon, France, with her native-born husband,

says, “Social media [especially Facebook posts] is how I meet and make personal friends and keep in touch on a daily basis. As an expat, this is important because I often feel far from family and friends that understand me, share common interests and ideas and speak the same language—and I don’t necessarily mean English.” Her hightech circle ranges from hometown pals to new friends in the food community and political forums. She raves, “It’s a place where I find them all at the same time!” Nelson remarks, “No one is saying Facebook should replace visits, nights out and phone calls, but in a world where most of us wish we felt closer to a few more people, it doesn’t hurt to use every tool at our disposal for creating connections.” Differences in age needn’t be a hurdle in forging friendships. Candelaria Silva-Collins, an arts marketing professional in Boston, attended area social gatherings where she regularly encountered a museum director and his wife. “They seemed like a fantastic

couple,” she says, and began a friendship with the older woman, despite their being from different generations. “My friend teaches me a lot about being vital and vibrant,” she says.

Expanding Circles

Becoming friends with people of different ages, languages and social standing gives us a spiritual workout, advises Nelson. With a master’s degree in divinity, Nelson views friendship as a type of health club in which we develop our empathy, forgiveness and compassion muscles through practice. “Friendships are the way we become better people,” she says. Furthermore, the process, especially with people unlike us, leads to a better world. “Being able to inherently care for people we know makes it easier to do the same for people we’ve not met yet,” says Nelson. World peace happens one friend at a time. Freelance writer Judith Fertig also blogs at AlfrescoFoodAndLifestyle.blogspot. com from Overland Park, KS.

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LMT # 7706 RMTI # S-0509 Blue Buddha Bodywork 1315 S. St. Francis Drive Santa Fe, NM 87505 505-252-1691 See listing on page 33.

Celestial Awakenings


eresa Betcher, MSW, owner of Celestial Awakenings in Rio Rancho, has had a love affair with astrology ever since she opened her first astrology book at age 16, over 40 years ago. Prior to starting her professional astrology practice in 2004, she was a licensed clinical social worker helping people of all ages and backgrounds. One of her favorite specialties, then and now, is nurturing healthy family relationships. She also enjoys providing many other types of astrology services. Individual consultations include those for both adults and children. Relationship consultations positively support friends, romantic partners, parents, siblings and co-workers. Specialized consultations include vocational, locational (influences of different geographic places), electional (best times to begin something important), and spiritual (karma, life lessons, divine path). Betcher is a long-time member of the National Council for Geocosmic Research and the International Society for Astrological Research. She offers a free initial 15-minute telephone consultation.

Teresa Betcher

Celestial Awakenings 505-303-0976/847-452-3198 See listing on page 32.

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Center for Inner Truth

Christian Raphael Hypnotherapy


uli Somers, director of the Center for Inner Truth, says their motto is “Heal yourself and you heal the world.” The center offers courses, readings and healing events to benefit both the novice and the advanced spiritual seeker, and all is given in the energy of beginner’s mind where the mystery is continually unfolding. She invites all to come play, open your third eye, and awaken to your own spiritual truth. The trainings are unlike anything else offered in this community. The Center for Inner Truth has been the only spiritual school in Santa Fe for the past 14 years offering curriculum based on the Berkeley Psychic Institute. Other classes include mindfulness, Transformational Breathwork, intuitive art, mandala painting, and tarot. The center seeks to revitalize our loving community centered on self-healing, discovery of inner truth, and sharing the wonders of life, and in so doing expand and broaden our community.


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

Christian Raphael

Juli Somers

Christian Raphael Hypnotherapy IBHCert#F1113-271 505-918-6555 819 Vassar Dr. NE Albuquerque, NM 87106 See ad on page 28.

Center for Inner Truth #84 in the Second Street Studios Santa Fe, NM 505-920-4418 See ad on page 29.

BUSINESS PROFILES Clever Senoras Wellness Spa at The Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project (GCAP)


t the spa, certified oncology massage therapists and estheticians provide services in a relaxed, calming, private setting for those just diagnosed, in treatment, or survivors of cancer. Founder and Development Director Amy Gundelach shares “We offer oncology massage including lymphedema therapy and facial treatments with products specifically formulated for oncology patients.” According to Gundelach, research has shown oncology spa treatments improve the quality of life for people with a history or diagnosis of cancer. “It reduces the side effects experienced from conventional treatment of cancer and the symptoms of the disease process itself,” she says. Symptoms improved with oncology spa treatments include pain, fatigue, anxiety, nausea, depression and other symptoms like shortness of breath, memory problems, dry mouth and disturbed sleep. The Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project’s mission is to empower women who are fighting gynecological cancer by providing education and support—helping them to live a healthy and inspired life. Treatments at Clever Senoras Wellness Spa are available to any patient with cancer.

Correlations Bodywork


va Lipton, CHom, CCSP, NTS, owner of Correlations Bodywork, has successfully worked with women going through menopause, helping them attain freedom from discomfort. Many of her clients come to her feeling plagued by hot flashes, mood swings and changes they realize are inevitable but difficult to transition through. According to Lipton, homeopathy activates your vital force to move through this period with more levity. She helps women embrace the passage into their wise woman stage with remedy support and Core Synchronism treatments geared toward symptom relief and relaxation. And since these are holistic systems of health, her clients are often surprised when other symptoms go away as well. Treatment packages are available on an individual basis.

Amy Gundelach Clever Senoras Wellness Spa 7007 Wyoming NE, Ste. D3, Albuquerque 505-610-9300

See ad on page 38.


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Eva Lipton, CHom, CCSP, NTS Correlations Bodywork 505-266-6558 See listing on page 33.

Creative Holistic Integration


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

Creative Wings Studio


reative Wings Studio provides adult workshops and classes in something called process painting. All are invited to connect through creativity. With inexpensive paint materials, we help open flow, as well as support direct expression, and exploration of one’s inner world. We paint beyond product, skills or judgments. Trust is gained in the creative flow. It takes us where we need to go, and gives us the resources we need to complete the journey. Painters play with curiosity and openness. Spontaneously, new avenues of potential invite us to transform. For those looking for more aliveness in the midst of career or relationship transitions, grief or confusion, this way of painting is very helpful. Those who have let go of their creativity, also find this an easy way to re-open. While not therapy, it passively allows for new growth and risk taking. Debbie Purdy, the facilitator, went to two prestigious art schools, worked as an art therapist, and has taught with the originator of the process, and in her own studio since 1997.

Debbie Purdy

Dr. Suchinta Abhayaratna, Th.D.

Creative Wings Studio PO Box 8352 Albuquerque, NM 87198 630-530-5697 See listing on page 32.

Creative Holistic Integration 8 Via de Estrellas, Santa Fe, NM 87506 571-422-6735 See ad on page 28.

BUSINESS PROFILES David B. Fisher Hypnotherapy

Empowering Energy Medicine

avid B. Fisher, MBA, CMS-CHT, FIBH, offers hypnotherapy, Reiki treatments and Reiki trainings. Benefits include relaxation, goal achievement, issue resolution, more confidence, better health and well-being and much more. Fisher earned his clinical hypnotherapy certification from Hypnotherapy Academy of America. He is a member of the International Board of Hypnotherapy and American Council of Hypnotist Examiners. He has been a Reiki practitioner for over 17 years. He has also been a Reiki master/ teacher and practicing hypnotherapist for six years. Fisher specializes in anxiety, chronic pain, substance abuse and addictions. He is also effective with performance goals, test anxiety, phobias/trauma, weight management and smoking cessation. Fisher now accepts most insurance plans and presently offers discounted services to City of Albuquerque employees. He has joined in a new partnership with Walsh Counseling Services to be one of their providers. He has two office locations, one near UNM Hospital and the other in the Uptown Area.



David B. Fisher

CHT 709-287 David B. Fisher Hypnotherapy 819 Vassar Drive NE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505-463-7392 See ad on page 36.

ngela Melton of Empowering Energy Medicine is an Eden Energy Medicine Certified Practitioner who empowers people by teaching them natural, holistic and non-invasive ways to support health and vitality. She uses ancient healing techniques and essential oils to help balance your body’s energies for a goal of optimal mind and body function. Her philosophy is not to treat just the symptoms but to help you find and address the root cause of your issues through her own work as well as teaching and empowering you to support your own well-being naturally.

Angela Melton

Empowering Energy Medicine 1420 Carlisle Blvd NE, #105 Albuquerque, NM 505-310-1790 See ad on page 29.

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Alyssa Milano’s Anti-Aging Secrets Her Natural Lifestyle Choices Keep Her Young

most important thing is to be in the moment, doing the best I can every day. I’ve also learned to be kind to myself when I’m failing to do so or something is annoying me due to some unfortunate imbalance.

How do you and your husband keep both your friendship and love vibrant?

We work hard at maintaining a good and healthy marriage, which can be tested in tough times. I believe that it’s vital to have the ability to laugh; active and athletic. Tony would bring in a you have to find humor in things, tap dance teacher and reminding yourself and each other Judith a private trainer that there is something funny in every daily activity, no matter how during lunch breaks. mundane or hard. When there’s no Being tutored on the time to eat together or be intimate, set, I had no physical shared laughter is an easy thing to education classes or achieve together. Done daily, it can sports activities, so it only make the marriage stronger. was super-important We enjoy date nights once or for me to see how self- twice a week when my parents take motivated they were to care of the kids. I’ll put on mascara stay fit and in shape. and change out of yoga pants, even Their example instilled a desire to if we’re just hanging out together. take care of myself as an adult. Then we do little things like asking how each other’s day went and carWhat role does nature play ing about the answer. We also look in your daily life? for ways we can help each other I love being outside in my organic throughout the week. garden three or more times a week.   Also, the kids and I regularly head What actions does your family outside, which is an easy place to emphasize in being stewards keep them happily and healthfully occupied without my having to jump of the Earth? We try to be as eco-friendly as possithrough hoops. ble, including having lights on timers,   conserving water and being kind to As an advocate of breastanimals. I cannot stress how important feeding, which benefits do you think are especially good it is to visit a farm and organic gardens and orchards with children so that they for mother and child? see where their food comes from. We In the beginning, a primary benefit is giving your child quality nourishment, can’t take good food for granted. including healthy antibodies and other   goodies to support health. As they start In addition to a naturally healthy lifestyle, what else do eating solids, it’s still about maintainyou credit for your enduring ing that intimate connection until they’re ready to be weaned and you’re youthfulness? My secret is happiness. I’ve always ready to surrender this last physical said that as long as my laugh lines are bond. deeper than my frown lines, I’m living   How do you balance family life a good life.

by Gerry Strauss


lyssa Milano has grown up, and most of us have grown up with her. From her days as preteen tomboy Samantha Miceli on Who’s the Boss? to witchy woman Phoebe Halliwell on Charmed, the actress has been a vibrant, relatable and beautiful persona we’ve come to know via television. She was even named a UNICEF ambassador in 2004. Today, with a young family, her Touch licensed sports apparel line, and the wisdom that accompanies adulthood, her commitment to a natural, eco-friendly lifestyle has become another hallmark of her life.

What connection do you see between eating organic foods and maintaining the energy level that your busy life requires?

I think everything that you put into your body has a connection to how well we function in daily life. As a mom of two, eating organic is a priority; when organic is not an option, it’s about finding the healthiest accessible choices. I eat tomatoes like other people eat fruit and love papaya. I would put avocado on anything. I also like to cook with healthful herbs and spices like garlic and onions, which is natural for an Italian like me. We keep genetically modified foods out of our house.  

Which fitness habits embodied by others have you made your own?

with your acting career?

In my Who’s the Boss? days, Tony Danza and Judith Light were always

It’s a hard balance for anyone, especially one who’s detail-oriented and a bit of a perfectionist, like me. The


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Hypnotherapy Academy of America


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

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Empress Essence


riene Iris is opening a new store in downtown Santa Fe to offer flower essences and essential oils. Located near Canyon Road, this magical shop has hundreds of flower essences and many kinds of essential oils, including oils directly from Egypt. At Empress Essence, you have the option to create your own flower essence blends and oils. Eriene can assist you in different selection methods or create a personalized flower essence and essential oil combination to meet your individual needs. Empress Essence also offers fingerprint analysis and angel card readings. Iris earned her Master’s Degree in Ethnobotany at the University of Kent, at Canterbury (UK), focusing on Flower Essence Therapy. She also earned a flower essence practitioner certification with Star Essence, and has studied essential oils with Wisdom of the Earth. Iris has assisted people and animals with flower essences for over eight years and works with approximately 500 different flower essences.

Eriene Iris

Galaya Intuitive Resources


alaya offers intuitive readings, life coaching, counseling, health scans, animal communication, psychic readings and much more. She consciously co-creates personal growth and success with her clients to create the best possible outcome. Galaya has 18 years of experience translating spiritual information into practical solutions for her clients in the areas of health, relationship, career and financial issues. She utilizes her clairvoyant, clairaudient and clairsentient faculties in all of her sessions. Galaya is also able to communicate telepathically with animals to provide their owners insight into their behavior and feelings. She is also a psychic medium who is able to connect with those who have passed on. Galaya attracts clients of all ages who are going through life transitions such as relationship challenges, career choices, the loss of a loved one and relocating. Her goal is to harness her skills and gifts to assist clients in navigating life’s challenges and transitions in an empowered, positive and successful manner.


Empress Essence 417 Orchard Dr. (off Paseo de Peralta), Santa Fe 505-500-7667 See listing on page 37.

505-466-3764 See listings on pages 32 and 40.

BUSINESS PROFILES Infinitoo Services

InnerSpiral Hypnotherapy


r. Ivonne Lassalle, owner of Infinitoo Services, is a boardcertified Master Feng Shui Consultant who studied in the Orient with one of the most influential feng shui masters of the world. Lassalle combines the feng shui of the spaces with the astrological chart of the owners to provide individualized advice to customers regarding their image as well as the beneficial periods in their lives. Her clients are provided with recommendations to improve their environment and their personal images based on the discipline of feng shui. She attracts clients that are sensitive to energies, professionals that want to boost their business or career, families that want to harmonize their environment, and individuals that want to improve their relationships. Lassalle is also a board-certified hypnotherapist and continues studies in astrology. She has always been a firm believer of the effect of our thoughts/beliefs and environment in the quality of our lives.


nnerSpiral Hypnotherapy owner, Danelle Becklund, offers hypnosis, past life regression, EFT and psychic, Tarot and mediumship readings. She has had many years of experience working hypnotically and intuitively with people. She treats people individually and helps them tap into their own abilities to heal themselves. Becklund has worked as a mental health counselor for 18 years. She is a certified hypnotherapist and a licensed clinical counselor. She has training in EMDR, EFT, energy medicine, hypnosis and past life regression for different issues. She also has training in heightening psychic and mediumship abilities. She has taken classes in Tarot and energy medicine and is able to have the spirit realm assist her and the client in healing their lives and relationships. She enjoys helping people transform themselves to live happy and healthy lives. She is able to bill insurance for hypnosis sessions related to emotional issues.

Dr. Ivonne Lassalle

Infinitoo Services 787-405-7745 See ad on page 38.


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Danelle Becklund

InnerSpiral Hypnotherapy The Source, 1111 Carlisle SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505-321-4121 See ad on page 29.

La Montañita Co-op Food Market


a Montañita Co-op Food Market is celebrating “40 Years of Fresh” in the community and with the recent addition to the team, General Manager Dennis Hanley, there will be a fresh outlook and new adventures at La Montañita. Hanley brings 38 years of food industry experience working regionally, nationally and internationally with roots in a family meat business. He looks forward to working with La Montañita’s exceptional team to bring cutting edge ideas to life here in New Mexico. “For me to be able to join a co-op that is celebrating its 40th anniversary, with its decades of community service and development is a dream come true. I will work to take our community building efforts even further in the coming decades,” says Hanley. La Montañita Co-op is New Mexico’s largest community-owned natural and organic food market, opening its first store serving just 300 families in 1976 at the corner of Central and Girard. Since its doors first opened, they’ve added five locations in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Gallup. La Montañita has nearly 17,000 active owners. You don’t need to be an owner to shop with at any location, but owners do save more. As an owner of La Montañita, you receive exclusive offers and discounts on many of your favorite items storewide through Owner Deals (super deals that change every two weeks), Volume Discount months in February and October (you can receive up to 20 percent off your entire purchase on a one-time shopping trip) and the store’s year-end Patronage Dividend. These are just some of the ways owners save by shopping with La Montañita. Annual ownership only costs $15. By choosing to be an owner you are giving back to your local community through La Montañita’s support of local small- to medium-sized farmers, ranchers and producers. Over the past 40 years, La Montañita has established strong ties with many local producers and continues to help those producers grow and send more product to market through the Cooperative Distribution Center into New Mexico homes and restaurants. Hanley says, “2016 is all about re-engineering our stores and recommitting to 40 Years of Fresh. We are dedicated to making a difference in our community. Currently, La Montañita moves more than 1,100 local products from area producers, in addition to giving back to local nonprofits. Our goal is to educate consumers about the co-op model and that we are truly local.” La Montañita Co-op is more than just a food market; it’s an organization that cares about the local food producers, the local community who deserves the best food grown within 300 miles of home and sound environmental practices. La Montañita continues to be a leader in the local and organic food movement.

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Keri Ports

Laurie Pryor


uman and animal psychic/medium, Keri Ports, was guided to Santa Fe in August 2014 after living in Los Angeles for 15 years. In the five years she has been publically practicing, she has found her niche in specializing in a combination psychic/mediumship reading for people and pets. Messages come to her telepathically via your own soul (or your pet’s) and also from spirit, which can include family members, friends, pets, spirit guides and angels. All messages are guidance for your soul so you can fulfill your Divine purpose. Although she spends most of her time on the road traveling to yoga festivals and teaching workshops, Ports makes herself available for readings remotely via phone or Skype. She also offers private guided chakra meditations which can be done remotely or in person as well as group readings, which are done in person.

Laurie Pryor, MA, LMHC, offers counseling, psychotherapy and self-actualization coaching with her down-to-earth humor and optimism. She helps clients create practical solutions that are also authentic and heartfelt. Educated with a masters degree in counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, she carries her holistic, consciousness-oriented training into her practice, considering all aspects of her clients’ experience: the physical, environmental, emotional, psychological and spiritual. Each session is individually tailored to her clients’ needs, fluidly integrating various therapeutic approaches in the moment. Her style blends concepts from several modalities including: mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, transpersonal and depth psychology. Pryor is inspired by working with clients who are ready to make meaningful decisions to improve their lives, whether it is overcoming anxiety and depression, transforming unhealthy patterns, turning a crisis into an opportunity, or finally resolving past trauma and heartbreak. It is never too late to realize your dreams and potential.

Laurie Pryor

Keri Ports

NM license: 0171891 2011 Botulph Rd., Ste. 100 Santa Fe, NM 87505 505-695-8223 See ad on page 29.

213-999-9098 See listing on page 42.




sa Magdalena, creator of LibidoMedicine, states that LibidoMedicine is for those who wish to heal body/ sexuality issues, and for those who know that ‘there must be more.’ LibidoMedicine is a body based, holistic, gentle, ethical model that helps you to reclaim your body, and, if you wish, sexuality in all its’ facets: sensuality, creativity, spirituality, (self) love and power. LibidoMedicine looks at where you are in relation to your body and life force, where you want to go, and how to get there. It’s about listening to your body’s wisdom and how to express what you want and don’t want. We use hands-on, inquiry, breath and/or meditative practices to cultivate your inner resources. Isa Magdalena is a certified somatic educator and coach, teaching in the US and Europe, practicing in Santa Fe and Taos. She is the author of Libido, Where Sex, Science and Spirit Meet: A Map of Full Spectrum Sex.


elly Chisolm, owner of Money Psyche, offers financial therapy and money coaching to women who want to create more wealth. She has an extensive background in therapy and coaching, which offers her unique insight into understanding women’s money personalities and how they play out in our lives unconsciously, oftentimes sabotaging our finances. She assists her clients in clarifying why they can’t make smart financial decisions, understanding their positive and negative personality characteristics with money, becoming aware of their internal belief systems, developing action plans to get their personal or business finances on track with their goals and dreams, and healing past money shame and guilt while creating a new money story and legacy. Chisolm is a board-certified therapist and coach, adjunct professor at UNM and Webster, successful small business owner, and a leader for Second Saturday Divorce Workshops. She accepts clients from ranging from women entrepreneurs to divorced women and everyone in between.

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LibidoMedicine 575-751-0032


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Money Psyche

Kelly Chisholm 505-974-1358 See ad on page10.

OstreoStrong Wellness Centers


ean and Charla Simpson, the owners of two OsteoStrong wellness centers in Albuquerque, will oversee OsteoStrong’s expansion of approximately 50 new locations in New Mexico and Colorado over the next 10 years. The pair, who opened their first Northeast Heights location in 2013, shares that this development will help boost the state’s economy because it creates growth in health care a sector that largely remained unaffected by the recent economic slump. This, according to Sean, was mainly due to the aging baby

New Mexico Facial Plastics, PC


r. Farhan Taghizadeh, boardcertified ENT and facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, has been providing relief to patients in New Mexico with ear, nose and throat concerns since 2005. Using the latest cosmetic technologies and procedures in the country, at New Mexico Facial Plastics the goal is to help patients achieve their goals comfortably—whether it’s a serious medical condition or an interest in rejuvenating their look. People who want to look and feel their best trust Dr. Taghizadeh with their aesthetic surgery needs. His skills and professional staff are reasons people from across the country recommend New Mexico Facial Plastics.

boomer population seeking natural and homeopathic remedies. The Simpsons, who just opened their second location this month on Coors Boulevard, are raising capital to open two more OsteoStrong locations in Santa Fe and Rio Rancho. “As regional developers, we plan to open nine more locations in the state. This involves selling franchises along the I-25 corridor north into Colorado, where we plan to create about 38 more location,” says Charla. The OsteoStrong system is a natural solution that delivers measurable results. It is ideal for seniors, people with osteoporosis, and other individuals who want to keep their bones healthy and strong. A seven minute session once a week is all it takes to achieve unbelievable results. OsteoStrong promotes healthy joints, strong bones and muscles, better balance and flexibility, and reduces (or eliminates) pain altogether. It’s non-invasive and nonpharmaceutical, and it doesn’t involves heavy exercise. Unlike a gym, the time

you spend at an OsteoStrong center doesn’t require hours of weight bearing exercises. Figuring out how to create the right set of circumstances to “turn on the switch” has always been a challenge until now. According to Sean, “Wolff’s Law,” a biological law that was discovered by German surgeon Dr. Julius Wolff, has been studied for decades. “It teaches us that bones will increase in strength when they experience the right amount of pressure. The OsteoStrong system is designed to have you place very brief but adequate pressure on your muscular-skeletal system. The moment your body senses the right amount of stimulus, it can respond by actually growing new bone tissue naturally,” he says.

OsteoStrong Albuquerque

9577 Osuna Rd NE  Suite J Albuquerque, NM 87111 505-294-8227

OsteoStrong Cottonwood 10131 Coors Blvd. NW Ste. H-4 Albuquerque, NM 87114 505-898-9476

OsteoStrong Midtown 4360 Cutler Ave NE Ste. B-1 Albuquerque, NM 87110 505-883-8800

Dr. Farhan Taghizadeh, M.D. New Mexico Facial Plastics, PC 6100 Uptown Blvd NE, Ste. 600 Albuquerque, NM 87110 505-888-FACE

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Calf Stretch

Airplane Yoga Six Easy Stretches Ease the Journey

Upper Body Stretch

by Cynthia Bowman


he majority of the symptoms we can experience during flying—stiffness, poor circulation and swollen feet— are due to lack of movement rather than the altitude or pressurized cabin air. Knowing this can make healthy flying easier. Drinking lots of water and moving about and stretching every two to three hours on long flights is key; trips to the bathroom naturally help fulfill this. We also can keep blood from collecting in our lower extremities by finding a way to elevate our legs and feet periodically. Wiggle all 10 toes, shift positions and go for these six discreet airplane yoga stretches. Etiquette tip: Do the first two stretches at the back of the plane with adequate space and a wall to lean on. Don’t do these in the aisle; hanging on to someone’s seat back rocks it and can be annoying. A quad stretch involves the shoulders, upper legs, calves and ankles, while elevating each foot and getting the blood moving. Hang on to a wall, grab an ankle and bring the heel as close to the butt as possible. Then rotate the ankle in a circular motion. Do this as long as it feels worth doing, and then switch arms and legs. A calf stretch is a simple way to target calf and hamstring muscles, as well as ankles. Stand facing a wall, placing both hands at shoulder height on the wall for Quad Stretch balance, elbows bent. Take one foot


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Neck Stretch

Twisting the Torso


forward and rest it on its heel, with toes pointing up and resting on the wall. Lean forward to the point of feeling a good stretch in the calf. Stretch 30 seconds per foot, gradually going deeper into the pose after a few breaths. Etiquette tip: The next four stretches can be done in an airplane seat or in the back of the plane. The upper body stretch targets wrists, hands, arms, shoulders, back and the upper body in general. Sit upright with feet firmly planted on the floor. Lift arms up and interlace fingers before turning palms to face the ceiling. Relax the shoulders and neck. The arms shouldn’t be covering the ears and can be adjusted by moving them a few inches forward or back. Tall individuals may need to bend their elbows, which still allows for stretching of the upper body. Neck stretches release tension and stiffness by tilting the head from side-to-side. Don’t make circular motions, as they can cause neck and spine compression. If holding the head to assist a deeper stretch, be considerate of neighbors by pointing the raised elbow forward to cradle the neck instead of resting it on a seatmate. Twisting the torso benefits both the spine and back muscles. Yogis believe that twisting motions also massage internal organs. While twisting, hang on to the armrest with both hands and sit as upright as possible, with legs together and feet firmly planted. Don’t bounce into the pose or shift or lift buttocks off the seat, but make slow, fluid movements. Bending forward while seated gives the back, neck and legs a good, deep stretch. All of these movements work well while we’re in the air and are equally useful on road trips, in the office or whenever we need a break. Cynthia Bowman is a freelance writer in Los Angeles, CA, who specializes in travel, culture and lifestyle topics. Visit


MothersMandala: Supporting Women, Families and Future Generations Elizabeth Rose and Elenya Grafals are co-founders of MothersMandala, assisting mothers and families to enter the miracle of life in its fullness, unity and connection. Becoming a mother is a transformational time in the journey of life; from woman to mother, from pregnancy to child, from couple to family, from I to we. This life-changing time calls for a safe, healing sanctuary for the new mother to enhance her peace of mind, self-confidence and overall health; empowered, she can then nourish her family with equanimity, clarity and delight. MothersMandala provides prenatal and postpartum massage for stress reduction and relief from common pregnancy-related conditions; labor massage and birth prep classes for partners and doula support for better birth outcomes; placenta encapsulation for postpartum wellness; Family Constellations for intergenerational healing of birth complications, reproductive and family issues; Wise Woman Council for empowered, embodied, resourceful decision making for pregnancy, birth and postpartum.

Elenya Grafals/Elizabeth Rose MothersMandala 505-690-0264/505-690-5310 See listings on pages 33, 34 and 43.

Peaceful Sky Counseling and Hypnotherapy Eli Peace, owner of Peaceful Sky Counseling and Hypnotherapy, offers counseling and hypnotherapy services based in insight and mindfulness techniques. He combines counseling and hypnosis so you can change on all levels. Peace helps you gain insight into the causes of your problem habits, feelings and conditions. With the power of insight, you can change your situation. Hypnotherapy safely and naturally changes the beliefs in our minds and the actions we take out of them. Use hypnosis to meet your goals, including money, weight, sleep, pain, smoking and self-esteem. The tools I offer specialize in getting you unstuck when your situation is characterized by unhealthy habits, inappropriate emotions, and difficulty in meeting goals. If your efforts are unforthcoming and ineffective, come and see how to stop getting in your way and start meeting your goals. Peace has 500 hours of training in hypnotherapy, medical support hypnotherapy, and hypnotherapy for natal and past-life regression.

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OakRose Academy of Light


he purpose of OakRose Academy of Light, founded by Rev. AliceAnn Melchizedek in 2007, is to present, develop and teach a universal understanding of humankind’s innate, natural and inherent higher consciousness, the I-AM Divinity within each person. The OakRose Academy promotes an expanded awareness and knowledge of metaphysics and the Law of the One as it has been given unto the Earth by Heaven; and supports the upliftment of the planetary consciousness, as the Academy teaches and fosters an individual’s enlightenment, education and opportunity for spiritual development. The OakRose Academy offers Ascend in Love world-wide workshops/gatherings with the Ascended Master- Teachers & private readings/healings to assist those who seek a Higher consciousness and connection with the Divine. Visit the OakRose Academy of Light website to learn more about upcoming events and other services offered.

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Love Shows the Way



ransitions MultiMedia (TMM), is an umbrella organization, birthed in 2016 in the service of love. Its cofounders, Elizabeth Rose and Alan Hutner, have been co-hosting Transitions Radio Magazine (TRM) together for over 20 years, while this very month Hutner celebrates 32-years in broadcasting. TRM continues its FM radio and internet presentations providing conscious content in the areas of: health and wellness alternatives; personal growth and sacred sexuality; ecology and the environment; new psychology and spirituality; relationships and family and leading-edge perspectives on socially responsible business, politics and government. The above TRM core topics and the mission of Transitions MultiMedia are all subsets of the big L. O. V. E., often recited by Alan as the acronym for “Law of Vibrational Energy.” This is further expanded upon in the TMM mission statement, in-part, as follows: “Love is an all pervading, omnipresent, infinite field matrix of energy which transcends all dimensional limitations of time and space and creates an indissoluble bond between all worlds and dimensions. It is an energetic matrix which, when entered at any point in any dimension, ultimately unfolds into a unity of consciousness with ever expanding wholes, to which there is no end or limit. (From The Transfiguration Of Our World) Rose and Hutner invite you to join them in this unified mission/vision so essential at this time. Understanding this vision of love is not only for humanity’s evolution but for the benefit of all life on planet Earth and the Gaia Sphere, Mother Earth herself. The Self, with a capital S, as many of you know, is that Presence which desires to know and expand itself; to be more aware, more abundant and thrive in a 3D world of perceived duality. This capital S Self is connected to and knows its life animating Essence. It knows its multidimensionality as part of the Unified Field of All That Is. TMM resources are selected to activate individual and collective self-realization, unique portals into the greater Matrix of Love, thus mitigating war, violence, or lack in all its manifest forms; for those behavioral attributes are born of a separation mind-set and the vibration of fear. Unity consciousness ends our harming each other because we come to know The One. We then accentuate all Life and nature, in harmony; that is love.

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UNM Center for Life


NM Center for Life Integrative Medicine Specialty Clinic provides customer-oriented, preventative services and medical care in a healing environment by integrating the highest standards of conventional and complementary medicine, and nurturing the intrinsic healing in the whole person—body, mind and spirit. The Center for Life (CFL) was inaugurated in 2007, as part of the expansion of the clinical services of the Section of Integrative Medicine at the UNM Health Sciences Center. Integrative Medicine is a healing-oriented practice that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and complementary. CFL receives support from the Department of Internal Medicine, the Health Sciences Center, the New Mexico State Legislature, and individual donors. Services include integrative medicine, Oriental medicine, chiropractic care, acupuncture, myofascial and massage therapy, energy therapy and Healing Touch, counseling, educational classes and much more. Arti Prasad MD, FACP, the Division Chief of General Internal Medicine is also the UNM Center for Life’s founding Executive Director. She was the founding Section Chief of Integrative Medicine at the University of New Mexico’s Health Science Center (UNM HSC) prior to becoming the Division Chief.

Mark Lee, MD, MS, FACP, recently joined the University of New Mexico faculty in 2015 and currently serves as Medical Director for the UNM Center for Life and as Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Lee was one of the founding members of the Mayo Clinic Program for Complementary and Integrative Medicine and is internationally recognized for expertise in integrative medicine and medical education. In addition, UNM School of Medicine will present the 7th Biennial Symposium of Integrative Medicine Professionals in the Land of Enchantment (SIMPLE) being held July 11 to 14 at Sagebrush Inn in Taos. This state-of-the-art symposium on integrative health features many distinguished speakers and local practitioners. Family packages are available. For more information, call 505-272-3942.

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Maybe it’s rugged beauty of the golden mesa at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains or perhaps the altitude above those sacred mountains that meet the endless blue sky, but Taos has a magical quality that one must experience. From the wild Rio Grande River to the Historic Kit Carson Park and the Taos Plaza, Taos has a unique and eccentric blend of cultures artfully crafted for every taste. Please mark your calendars and “Save the Date” for the SIMPLE Retreat and Rejuvenation in Taos, New Mexico!

Special Offering: SIMPLY Botanicals Pre-Conference Workshop July 10, 2016 For more information contact UNM Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development Phone: 505-272-3942 • Course Director:Arti Prasad, MD, FACP

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DEEP LISTENING Our Wholehearted Attention Is Our Greatest Gift by Kay Lindahl


erhaps one of the most precious and powerful gifts we give another person is to really listen to them with quiet, fascinated attention and our whole being; fully present. Deep listening occurs at the heart level, and we must ask ourselves how often we listen to each other so completely. Such listening is a creative force. We expand, ideas come to life and grow and we remember who we are. It brings forth our inner spirit, intelligence, or true self, and opens up the space for us to thrive. Sometimes we have to do a lot of listening before another’s inner being feels replenished. Some people just need to talk and go on and on, usually in a superficial, nervous manner. This often happens because they have not been truly listened to. Patience is required to be a listening presence for such a person long enough that they get to their center point of tranquility and peace. The results of such listening are extraordinary. Some would call them miracles. Listening well takes time, skill and a readiness to slow down to afford time for

Effective Listening Practices by Kay Lindahl Pay attention to the environment. Stop other activities to listen. Clear your desk. Turn off background noise or move to a quiet corner.

Be present. Listen with an open, apreflection and to let go of preciative and curious mind rather than expectations, judgments, evaluating what’s being said. Put your own boredom, self-assertiveness agenda aside. and defensiveness. When two people listen deeply Stop talking. One person speaks at a time to one another, we sense without interruption. that we are present not Listen for understanding. No one is reonly to each other, but also quired to agree with or believe what they to something beyond our indi- hear. Let empathy and compassion take the vidual selves; something spiritual, lead; put yourself in their shoes. holy or sacred. Ask for clarification. It can help a listener Once we experience the depth of understand what’s being expressed. being listened to like this, we naturally begin to listen to be present with another. Pause before speaking. Allow the speaker We notice what occurs when we interrupt to complete their thought, and then wait someone and when we don’t. We watch a few seconds before responding. Also what unfolds when another stops speaking ask, “Is there anything else?” There almost and we ask, “Is there anything else?” always is. Listening is an art that calls for practice. Imagine if we all spent just a few Listen to yourself. Inquire of your inner minutes each day choosing to practice the voice, “What wants to be expressed art of listening; of being fully present with next?” the person we are with. Being truly listened Signal that they’ve been heard. Encouragto and understood yields a sigh of content- ing body language includes empathetic ment and joy. facial expressions, nodding and sympathetic postures. Kay Lindahl, of Long Beach, CA, is the Adapted from The Top Ten Powerful Listenauthor of The Sacred Art of Listening, from ing Practices on the author’s which this was adapted with permission website from SkyLight Paths Publishing.



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Taos Center for Functional Medicine TCFM offers a full array of functional medicine (FM) services (consultations, lab work, lifestyle and nutraceutical therapies) to patients with chronic disease, patients wanting to optimize their health, or patients wanting a more wholistic approach to their healthcare. Experience the benefits of FM with root cause resolution to your health issues with affordable membership options. Dr. Tom is pursuing Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (CFMP) through the Institute of Functional Medicine and has used FM to address his own chronic disease issues.

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ealth and Wellness Careers: Opportunities to work in the health care industry today are good. Factors such as an aging population indicate demand will continue to rise. Our approach to meeting the health care needs is to develop high quality courses and training programs. Diverse programs include medical billing and coding, phlebotomy, clinical medical assistance, personal training and holistic health. Online programs are available. Health and Fitness Classes: Health and Fitness classes help open the door to better health. Our well-trained instructors have experience working with people of all ages and physical ability. Whether you are looking to work on strength training or meditation, we offer classes that will fit your needs. Our class schedules are convenient and affordable; and you can try something new without a long-term contract. Fitness topics include yoga and Pilates, strength and cardio, dance fitness, swimming, meditation and natural healing.

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Ancient Grains for Modern Palates Gluten-Free and Eco-Friendly Grains Gain Favor


by Judith Fertig

ncient grains are making a comeback. Grown since Neolithic times about 10,000 years ago, varieties of barley, corn, millet and rice have helped assuage the hunger of many communities. Today, yellow millet, dark red whole-grain sorghum, brown quinoa and exotic black rice can help alleviate food shortages. According to Harry Balzer, an expert surveyor of food and diet trends with The NPD Group, concerns about grains and gluten have prompted about a third of Americans to try to cut back on both since 2012. About 1 percent of the population has celiac disease, estimates the Celiac Disease Foundation, but many more prefer not to eat gluten. Many ancient grains are naturally gluten-free, including amaranth, buckwheat, millet, quinoa, rice and teff. “Some think that a grain-free way of eating is healthier and also better for the planet,” says food writer Maria Speck, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, author of Ancient Grains for Modern Meals and Simply Ancient Grains. “But that may be too simplistic, a characteristic of many diet trends.”

Better for Our Health Whole grains fill us up and provide fiber, both necessary for maintaining optimum digestion and weight, says Kathleen Barnes, a widely published natural health expert in Brevard, North Carolina. Eating more whole grains has been previously associated with a lower risk of major diseases such as Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, based on studies by the University of Minnesota and Lund University, in Sweden. Qi Sun, assistant professor in the Harvard School of Public Health department of nutrition, agrees that whole grains are one of the major healthful foods for prevention of major chronic diseases. He’s the lead author of a new Harvard study of data associating consumption of whole grains with a 9 percent reduction in overall mortality and up to 15 percent fewer cardiovascular fatalities during two 25-year-long research initiatives that followed 74,000 woman and 43,000 men. The researchers cited substituting whole grains for refined grains and red meat as likely contributors to longer life. “Whole grains are nutritional powerhouses, packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, beneficial fiber and even some protein,” observes Speck. With a German father and a Greek mother, she grew up in two cultures where grains are a part of everyday meals. “We eat them because they taste good.”

Better for Local Farmers Sourcing and eating more organic and GMO-free whole grains (absent modified genetics) can help support local farmers, Speck maintains. Choose barley from Four Star Farms, in Massachusetts; heirloom grits from Anson Mills, in South Carolina; quinoa from White Mountain Farm, in Colorado; or heirloom Japanese rice from Koda Farms, in California.

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Better for the Planet Ancient grains require fewer natural resources to plant, grow and harvest. According to the Water Footprint Network, a pound of beef, millet and rice require 1,851, 568 and 300 gallons of water, respectively, to produce. Substituting grains in diets is a sustainable alternative to meat, and they grow on grasslands that now inefficiently support livestock. According to University of Cambridge Professor of Engineering David MacKay, it takes about 25 times more energy to produce one calorie of beef than one calorie of natural grain. Ancient grains can add variety and flavor to meals and a wealth of them are as close as the gluten-free aisle of a neighborhood grocery or health food store.

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Buckwheat and Beet Soup Yields: 4 servings 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1½ cups chopped red onion (1 medium) ¾ tsp fine sea salt 2 tsp minced garlic (2 cloves) ¼ tsp dried thyme ¾ tsp dried savory or ½ tsp more dried thyme ¾ cup raw buckwheat groats (not kasha) 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper 2 cups raw shredded beets, preferably red (1 large or 2 small) 1 to 2 tsp honey 1 cup purified water (approximately) 2 tsp sherry vinegar, or more as needed

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3 Tbsp retail horseradish, with liquid ¼ tsp fine sea salt ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper

utes until the vegetables soften.

Add the onion and ¼ tsp of the salt. Stir occasionally, until the onion just starts to brown at the edges, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and the herbs thyme and savory, and then cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Watch closely, so as not to burn the pieces.

Ladle the soup into four bowls, garnish with a dollop of the yogurt topping and serve at once.

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To make the soup, heat a large heavy saucepan over medium heat. Swirl in the oil and wait until it shimmers.

Add the vinegar and taste for seasoning. Depending on the beets’ sweetness, maybe add another teaspoon of honey and a bit more vinegar to balance it, and perhaps a tad more salt and pepper. The seasoning is forgiving because the topping will bring the flavors together.

Stir in the buckwheat groats and cook, stirring occasionally and monitoring, until the grains take on some color, about 2 minutes. Add the broth (beware of splatter), the remaining ½ tsp salt and the pepper and bring to a boil, scraping the bottom of the pan. Decrease the heat to maintain a simmer, cover and cook until the buckwheat is tender, about 15 minutes. While it simmers, prepare the horseradish yogurt topping: Combine the horseradish, salt and pepper in a small bowl and beat until smooth using a fork. Season with more salt and pepper to taste. To finish, stir in the beets and 1 tsp of the honey and then add about 1 cup of water to reach a preferred consistency. Remove the pot from the heat, cover and allow to sit for 5 min-

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Cardamom-Infused Black Rice Porridge with Blueberries and Pistachios Yields: 4 to 6 servings Black Rice ¾ cup black rice 2 whole green cardamom pods 1½ cups boiling purified water Porridge 1 cup half-and-half, plus more as needed 3 Tbsp maple syrup, or more as needed ¾ tsp ground cardamom 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries 4 to 6 Tbsp pomegranate seeds, for garnish 3 Tbsp lightly toasted chopped plain pistachios, for garnish Start the rice the night before: Add the rice and cardamom pods to a large, heavy saucepan. Pour over the boiling water, cover and let sit at room temperature or overnight (or chill, covered, for up to 2 days). The next morning, make the porridge: Add 1 cup of half-andhalf, the maple syrup and ground cardamom to the saucepan with the rice, cover and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Uncover, decrease the heat to retain a lively simmer, and cook, stirring once occasionally, until the rice is tender with a slight chew, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove the cardamom pods, if preferred. Add the blueberries and simmer gently until they are warmed through, 1 to 2 minutes more.

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To finish, add ¼ to ½ cup more half-and-half to reach a desired consistency. Taste for sweetness and adjust with more maple syrup if needed.

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Divide between 4 to 6 breakfast bowls. Top each bowl with 1 tablespoon of pomegranate seeds and 1 teaspoon of chopped pistachios. Serve warm.

Vista Verda Retreat Center


ista Verda Retreat Center owner Elizabeth Brownrigg, interior designer, artist, clairvoyant and nature lover, realized her vision in 2012 when she opened Vista Verde Retreat Center, a beautiful abode tucked away in an oldgrowth juniper and piñon pine forest between Taos and Ojo Caliente. This rural retreat, located on 37 acres with several miles of walking trails, is designed for you to deepen your connection with nature. Five unique lodging spaces, two kitchens, and numerous indoor and outdoor gathering areas create a charming and homey atmosphere for guests to enjoy. The Studio has a 37’x27’ sprung dance floor that can also be completely covered with yoga mat material and drop cloths, ideal for a wide range of activities from yoga to art. Now is the perfect time to consider hosting your next retreat in this magical land. Escape to the extraordinary in northern New Mexico.

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. Lugh Giacomozzi, owner of WithIn Light Energy Therapies & Insight, offers Reiki, Intuitive Reiki, Soul Retrieval, Stone and Tone Attunements, Dagara Cosmology, meditation classes and psychic development classes. Giacomozzi feels the combination of the different disciplines he has studied and practiced makes what he does a unique, energetic, healing experience. After treatments, people often feel lighter, relaxed, calmer more centered and grounded. Things that may have bothered them prior to the treatment don’t have the same effect. People often have a new or better insight to their purpose here in this incarnation. Giacomozzi has certificates in Jin Kei Do Reiki levels 1-2 and in Buddho levels 1-2. Before leaving Boston he trained with two energy healers, a crystal healer, two Reiki masters in the the Jin Kei Do tradition, and a woman who channels an Ascended Master. He has also taken several courses in mediumship and developmental psychology.

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hantal Fidanza, owner of Your Divine Light, offers intuition training, Intuitive Practitioner Certification, spiritual mentorship, intuitive readings, Reiki, energy management for empaths and spirit attachment release. She focuses on the energetic level and seeks to empower her clients by reflecting his or her light back to them so they can get a sense of their own ability to connect within and receive guidance directly from their higher self. These are the core energetics that can’t help but create experiences of greater health, abundance, joy and peace. Fidanza attracts clients who want to step more fully into their own power, to own their path to wellness as well as those who are extremely sensitive to energy and need help learning to filter out negativity and ground their energy field in their own light. She is a certified Light Journey Guide through SpiritHeal Institute and a Reiki Master, practicing for 11 years.

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The May Center for Learning, a Santa Fe non-profit serving students with Learning Differences, invites you to take part in our fast growing Fine Arts program. We offer a Theatre Arts Academy with Technical & Performance studies, private lessons, and group art classes. We also offer opportunities for facilitators working in any Therapeutic Arts field to offer workshops and classes.



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A unique blend of CranioSacral therapy, SomatoEmotional Release and therapeutic bodywork, find relief and balance within your mind, body and spirit. Specializing in Headache Treatment. See ad on page 38.

Correlations Bodywork Eva Lipton-Ormand, CHom, CCSP, NTS, LMT#5866 505-266-6558



Experience deep rejuvenation with the amethyst Biomat®. Like healing rays of the sun, far infra-red warmth helps sooth muscular pain. And negative ion therapy like refreshing ocean air helps promote a sense of wellbeing. The FDA medical device 510k can help relax muscle tension and increase blood circulation. This boosts your body’s immune system, reduces inflammation and promotes sleep.


ELIZABETH ROSE / ELENYA GRAFALS 505.690.5310 / 505.690.0264

Sante Fe 505-252-1691

MothersMandala provides Prenatal & Postpartum Massage for stress reduction and relief from common conditions; Labor Massage & Birth Prep Classes For Partners & Doula Support for better birth outcomes; Placenta Encapsulation for postpartum wellness; Family Constellations for intergenerational healing of birth complications, reproductive and family issues; Wise Woman Council for empowered, embodied, resourceful decisionmaking for pregnancy, birth and post partum.

Core Synchronism Treatments: Personalized holistic medicine for everyone. A complete realignment system for physical and/or emotional issues from sports injury to depression.



10601 4th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114 Phone: 505-828-3000 Fax: 505-828-3002|

Vessel Health’s mission is an unequaled dedication to our patient’s personalized cardiovascular health promotion. Our whole-health approach to cardiology issues and preventive vascular care is always in your best interests. Our vein program includes comprehensive medical and cosmetic vein procedures. Evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle solutions are emphasized in all we offer.

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ELIZABETH ROSE / ELENYA GRAFALS 505.690.5310 / 505.690.0264

MothersMandala provides Prenatal & Postpartum Massage for stress reduction and relief from common conditions; Labor Massage & Birth Prep Classes For Partners & Doula Support for better birth outcomes; Placenta Encapsulation for postpartum wellness; Family Constellations for intergenerational healing of birth complications, reproductive and family issues; Wise Woman Council for empowered, embodied, resourceful decisionmaking for pregnancy, birth and post partum.



Dr. Amy “Amata” Jackson, DC 826 Camino De Monte Rey, Suite A-3, Santa Fe, NM 87505 505.988.9630

Amata means “Beloved” and Chiropractic is “By Hand”. At Amata Chiropractic, we love you into a greater state of consciousness and well-being using multiple modalities including: Nutrition, Functional Medicine, Energy Healing, Intuitive Guidance, Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET), Vibrational Therapies and light touch chiropractic (Network & Activator). Your body, mind and spirit tell us what you need and we answer.

BLUE SKY CHIROPRACTIC, LLC Dr. Emily Blair, D.C. Downtown Albuquerque 505-948-3773

I love to help people get active and stay active! Appointments focus on analyzing movement and compensation patterns, working on muscles and scar tissue, and gentle adjusting and body work. Certified in Active Release Technique, NeuroKinetic Therapy, kinesio taping, and Functional Movement Assessments. Don’t let age or aches and pains prevent you from doing the things you love!


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LIFE ENHANCEMENT CHIROPRACTIC Wendy Feldman, DC, 505-310-5810 Santa Fe, NM

Network Spinal Analysis is a system that releases deep, accumulated stress and tension from the body. Gentle contacts along the spine cues the brain to let go of old defense strategies. As the nervous system reorganizes into integrity, spinal pain reduces as a deeper source of energy becomes available for us to live more of our love, potential and creativity.



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Karin Lubin and Randy Crutcher, EdD’s

Feel more alive, have fun, love what you do, live healthier and longer, have a radical impact on the world. You’ll take the Passion Test as your first inspired step. We’ll then help you soar into a new, inspired journey in life and business. We fire you up in workshops, one-on-one sessions and dream team building that make you unstoppable.



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505-471-9788/505-988-4131 Pastoral Counseling Center of Santa Fe:

Maboud is a licensed clinical counselor. His methods inspire persons to regroup in their authentic Self. He guides clients to face obstacles with resource-based and mindfulness-centered strategies. He uses special breathing and somatic-focused practices that transforms emotionally reactive and fearful ways of coping into ones rooted in guidance arising from sensitivity and awareness from the Presence of the present moment.


RED ROOTS HEALING ARTS Jacks McNamara 510-282-4553

Through somatic coaching, wellness mentoring, and trauma counseling I offer a liberating space to heal. Exploring the body and imagination, we’ll develop the insight and practices necessary to help you transform. I specialize in working with women, LGBTQ clients, and trauma survivors. I see individuals and offer groups in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, as well as worldwide via Skype.



Alyiah Doughty, DOM, LMT#494 Santa Fe, NM • 505-501-5095,

Be compassionately supported to embody your true nature! This extremely relaxing, subtle yet powerful bodywork nurtures loving presence, grounding, core centering, and flow of the “breath of life” – the innate creative and healing intelligence within you. My awareness of your “breath of life” increases its potency to move energy and cerebrospinal fluids, nourish your heart, body tissues, structures, and transform tension and trauma through your whole being!



Katherine Ní Keefe Santa Fe, NM 505-988-5544

Need time to rest and relax? Struggling with chronic pain/illness? Stress? Trauma? Pregnancy tension? Acute injury or surgery?  Craniosacral, Polarity and Massage can help you find your innate health and balance. Having healed my own Fibromyalgia, our work will be dynamic, intuitive, integrative, grounded and heart-centered. All genders, ages, ethnicities and orientations welcome. Sliding scale and Cigna co-pay available.


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

Detoxification of the body from improper lifestyle and disease through gentle, non-invasive means. Group, in-person, overseas, and skype consults plus continued support available. Detailed Iridology reports specific to you guide the direction of your healing path, upon request. Affordable and life-changing!


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

Accelerated Hypnotherapy 500 hour complete Training for Certification in Hypnotherapy. Experiential Education Format. Scope of Practice Protocols. Free Introductory Classes. Support after Graduation. Medical Hypnosis Training. See ad on page 17.

Academy for the Love of Learning 133 Seton Village Road, Santa Fe, NM 505-995-1860

The Academy for the Love of Learning stimulates and supports the rebirth and renewal of learning and education in Santa Fe through ongoing programs and free monthly Evenings of Exploration. See ad on page 9.


GHOST RANCH EDUCATION & RETREAT CENTER 1708A Highway 84, Abiquiu, NM 87510 505-685-1000

Magnificent red rock landscape on 21,000 acres hosts workshops & retreats in themes of spirituality, art, sustainability, Southwest & more. Georgia O’Keeffe Landscape Tours, Hiking, Massage, Anthropology Museum & Tours, Paleontology Museum & Tours, Movie Site Tour, Horseback Riding, Challenge Course & Climbing Wall, Labyrinth & Karesansui Garden, Gift Shop, Lodging, Camping. 65 miles northwest of Santa Fe. See ad on page 26.




SAT NAM RASAYAN HEALING Amrit Patricia Dobrin 505-699-0368

Sat Nam Rasayan is an ancient system of healing through Shuniya, a profound meditative state giving access to the divine flow of the cosmos. Amrit offers deep healing treatments for physical and emotional issues, supported by meditations, past-life explorations, and dreamwork. She also gives classes based on her 20 years of teaching at the SNR International Institute, the Netherlands. ENERGY HEALING - JIN SHIN JYUTSU AND FLOWER ESSENCE THERAPY


Kamala specializes in assisting adults and children to heal trauma, mental-emotional stresses, and reverse common and serious chronic dis-ease. Jin Shin Jyutsu utilizes pulse listening and gentle touch to harmonize energy flows-clearing cellular memory, targeting underlying causes of imbalance [as do flower remedies]. Previously an RN, Kamala offers private sessions and workshops in the US and internationally.


Combining fabulous cutting-edge techniques including EFT Tapping, Matrix Reimprinting and Jin Shin Jyutsu, it is my privilege to help you feel much better and experience more joy in life by releasing grief, trauma, abuse, anxiety or stress from your energy system. I work locally near Santa Fe and globally by Skype. Please contact me for a free consultation.

YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS & SUPPLEMENTS Wendi Carnell #1906494 505-980-9263

As the World Leader in Essential Oils, we offer hundreds of single oils, blends, and oil-infused products, each containing the optimal levels of specific, naturally constituents to maximize their benefits. Our top Priority is to bring greater wellness, purpose and abundance to every home in the world. Our promise of purity is from Seed to Seal.

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ECO-FRIENDLY DATING Going Online Makes it Easier by Avery Mack


mericans are staying single longer these days. Instead of marrying in our early 20s like in the 1960s, today we’re more likely to be upwards of 27 before committing. Careers and family obligations are among the factors causing delays, allowing couples to learn what really matters before they walk down the aisle. “A good partner is someone that encourages you to be your authentic self,” says Jill Crosby, host of the online dating website from Mount Shasta, California. “There are always some compromises, but similar core values and respect for each other make a good relationship even better.” Online dating isn’t just for the un-

married, post-college crowd. Widowed and divorced singles also find it a good way to ease into a renewed social life. According to a Northwestern University study, typical benefits include access to professional matching, a wider range of singles and better communications with potential partners.

Identifying Candidates

Dates can still spring from chance meetings, fix-ups by friends and family or workplace encounters, but these generally have the same success rate as finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. Adding must-have characteristics such as an eco-friendly lifestyle might land an aspirant in the shallow end of the

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dating pool unless it is pre-screened by a conscious dating site. Discovering a potential partner via a dedicated online site enables members to refine their list of desired attributes versus deal-breakers, modifying their own profile accordingly. Elements of success stories usually include both prospects keeping an open mind while exploring a mutually compatible dating site. Honest communication is the most vital link in this get-toknow-you venue, but the goal is to meet, not become pen pals. When interest proceeds beyond onsite messaging, texting may follow, which tends to diminish fears of saying the wrong thing that could delay or prevent a more in-depth reply. Textpert, a free app that crowdsources text messages, comes to the rescue with suggested responses by other members to help anyone encountering writer’s block.

Distance Hurdles Long distance isn’t often a deterrent when love is right. A California vegan that spent four years on multiple vegan dating sites found her match thousands of miles away in New York through When an eventual first meeting is more than a quick coffee date, prior Skype or FaceTime chats can confirm that the photo is current and messages were more than pickup lines. “Technology has made a tremendous difference in price, accessibility and reach,” says Crosby. “Members now post selfies as headshots, shoot their own videos and can access potential matches anywhere in the world.”

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New Mexico Facial Plastics offer a broad range of aesthetic and ENT procedures & treatments. Using the latest advanced surgical techniques that minimize recovery time Dr. Taghizadeh specializes in facelifts, scar revision, revision facelifts, and revision rhinoplasty. See ad on page 21.



1607 Paseo de Peralta Santa Fe, NM 87501 505.983.4098

The Santa Fe Farmers’ Market is your source for the freshest ingredients in the state. Every Saturday, Year-Round, All Local Fresh produce, humanely-raised meats, delicious cheeses, dairy, honey, body products and so much more. OPEN SATURDAYS IN THE RAILYARD 8am1pm October-May | 7am-1pm June-September OPEN TUESDAYS IN THE RAILYARD May-November | 7am-1pm OPEN ON THE SOUTHSIDE July-September | 3-6:30pm.

Flower Essences & Essential Oils


Eriene Iris 417 Orchard Dr. (off Paseo de Peralta), Santa Fe 505. 500.7667

Enter a magical space where the flowers & oils await you! Hundreds of flower essences & 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, & I specialize in creating personalized flower essence & essential oil combinations to meet your individual needs.

EL GANCHO FITNESS SWIM & RACQUET CLUB 104 Old Las Vegas HwySanta Fe, NM 505-988-5000 •


Private Sound Healing with the Kita Peace. Creating session, by appointment. Monthly group gong Meditations. Call or email for date and time.

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ALAN HOFFMAN 505-316-0449

A Parallel World is a national online Marketplace Directory that connects concerned consumers with vendors in their area offering services and products that help with one’s transition to living healthier, greener and more affordable lifestyles. The website also offers a complete strategy on how to transition into a more sustainable way of life, weekly updates, and how-to blogs.



2905 Rodeo Park Drive East #3 Santa Fe NM, 87505 505-474-8555

Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health is your health mecca with highly experienced health care professionals who are here to help regain your health. From insomnia, chronic pain, imbalances, digestive distress, and depression we are here for you. Our services include: Acupuncture, IV Therapies, Prolozone, Skin Regeneration, Therapeutic Massage, and our innovative leading-edge energy technology memberships in our Body Optimization System Studio.

El Gancho Fitness, Swim & Racquet Club is Santa Fe’s premier wellness community supporting health, clarity & self-esteem. Offering 4,000 square feet of cardio and strength training equipment, tennis courts, swimming pools, hot tubs, and genderspecific sauna and steam rooms. 57 fitness classes per week range from Cycling to T’ai Chi/ Qigong and inspire every fitness level. Fitness with 5-star service.



Cindy Ballard • 505-220-5501|

Being a Certified Holistic Health Coach, I help groups and individuals improve their daily lives by providing education and guidance that enables them to achieve nutritional and lifestyle goals. My focus is in helping people choose appropriate inflammation-reducing foods that decrease chronic diseases . I create specific programs for Corporate Wellness, in addition to working one on one with clients.


Are you discouraged and overwhelmed with challenges? I help you find explosions of energy and joyful solutions in 90 days. I am a health coach who specializes in helping people successfully change their behaviors. Great things happen when you focus on your values, build on your strengths and uncover your authentic gratitude.

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The Clever Senoras Wellness Spa at GCAP Oncology Massage Esthetician (Facial) Services

Certified Oncology Massage Therapists and Estheticians provide services in a relaxed, healing, private setting for those just diagnosed, in treatment, or survivors of any type of cancer.

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The Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project 7007 Wyoming NE. Suite D3 Albuquerque, NM. 87109

like-minded people. “Natural is a safe place to talk about spiritual awakening without someone looking at you like you have three heads. I’ve met a number of people who speak my language,” says Sharmaine Monteith, a sales manager in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. “When people care about the environment, it changes who they are and how they live. My profile maps my beliefs and my heart.” A University of Chicago study asked 20,000 people that married between 2005 and 2012 how they met. One third said online; half used another kind of dating service. Another telling statistic showed that those that met at work, in a bar or by blind date were 25 percent more likely to divorce. Researchers think this is because online daters know each other better before meeting. When folks fudge a bit in their profile, it’s mostly about weight and height.

at the beach,” advises April Masini, a New York City author of four relationship books and the advice column. “Whether you’re looking in person or online for dates, focus on the areas where you’d naturally find others who are green like you.” Community gardens, river cleanups and Earth Day celebrations spring to mind. Make a green impression by wearing clothing made of sustainable fabrics and offering a small gift of a fair trade item, organic chocolates or native wildflower bouquet. The choice of going to a locally sourced restaurant will include an eco-friendly ride to get there. A 2014 study by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that 50 percent of Americans over the age of 16 are unmarried—yet most believe marriage is extremely important. With all the people still looking for love, online meet-ups can dramatically improve success.

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Become a HeartThread Facilitator and develop an income stream by offering a healing modality that : • Transmits a vibration of Love, Safety, Self Authority and Connection • Releases old patterns of trauma and conditioning • Aligns you with the Angelic and Guidance Realms • Teaches how to live in the Field of the Heart • Connects you to your purpose and Soul Family



11930 Menaul Blvd NE, Suite 102 Albuquerque (505) 296.5737

Sonia Masocco Phytotherapy is a herbal practice and apothecary specializing in Ayurveda and Clinical Herbalism. We empower and educate. Our apothecary carries a wide variety of herbs, tinctures, distillates and preparations and we fill custom orders. We strive to put you on your pathway to health, may it be by Ayurveda, herbalism, aromatherapy, lymph drainage or food as medicine.

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CHI self-care system integrates ancient wisdom, spirituality and science. Empowers clients to take responsibility for their health and wellbeing. Includes Stress Management, Self-energizing, Trapped Emotional Energy Release, Selfreprogramming, Vibrational Healing, Meditative Mandala Art, Family Constellations. Individual and small group coaching: Online (Skype / GoToMeeting); In-person (Santa Fe). Student & senior discounts. Free: Truth About Cancer Video Showings/Discussions. Free introductory session. See ad on page 28.


1418 Luisa Street, Suite #3, Santa Fe Phone: 505-577-1436

Everyone wants to be happy, successful, and at their best. We offer Workshops and Private Sessions to bring those things into your life. Our Workshops give you the confidence and selfesteem to be happy and successful, and Sessions with Patrick resolve issues and empower you to achieve your goals right now. For more information, go to or

Peaceful Sky Hypnotherapy

Eli Peace, CHt Albuquerque @The Source 505-750-7273

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



Jay Pullen CMS-CHt, FIBH cert.#11214-347 505-450-2571

ANXIETY--You don’t have to live with it! Sessions and tools provided to help reduce anxiety and create a life that feels expansive rather than constricted. Call for more info and a free 30 minute consultation.


Hypnotherapy/Reiki Master 505-463-7392 Scope of practice includes but is not limited to PTSD, Anxiety/Panic Attacks, Pain Management, Substance Abuse Addictions, Sports Performance, Sleep Disorders, Smoke Cessation and Weight Management. See ad on page 36..


UNM Center for Life

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

An Integrative and Inter-Cultural Center for Prevention and Wellness, treating people with a wide range of health issues, using a vast array of ancient and modern techniques. A state of the art Integrative and Intercultural center, emphasizing prevention and wellness along with disease management. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. See ad on page 25.

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Today’s world experiences the misfortune of stressed-out, wisdomdeprived lives. Integrative Chiropractic creates a new culture, Evolving the Beauty of Masterful Living. Using a personalized healing approach, including Quantum Analysis and Network Chiropractic, Dr. Peter Fisk evolves your potential, aligning your spine, increasing energy and facilitating change. He gracefully guides you from where you are to who you want to become.



Santa Fe • 505-466-3764

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.



Allow yourself to be “seen” in a meaningful and spiritual light via Deep Roots Studio’s vibrant pathway to color, form, symbol and mystical message. Portraits take place in a private, sun- and fun-filled studio. Final outcome may be representational, symbolic or abstractattuned.



Are you ready for life changing HEALING? We all can use healing… it could be physical, mental, emotional… or healing of trauma, addictions, relationships… anything. The Spirits of Light that work through John of God can help. Join Kelsie, an experienced and compassionate guide, for an amazing healing journey in Brazil. Guided tours are December through May each year.



Chantal Fidanza Santa Fe (San Marcos Area), NM 505-438-1074

Intuitive readings, intuition training and spiritual mentorship are offered with emphasis on empowering those particularly sensitive to energy. Deepen your relationship with your higher self, release what no longer serves, and anchor yourself in your own light for greater health, abundance, joy and peace. Called to be a way-shower for others? Ask about our Intuitive Practitioner Certification Program. See ad on page 36.


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LMHC pending Coaching & Horses Healing Being

In this beautiful yet busy world, experience unique transformation, where authenticity and self-care serve as your compass; compassion and curiosity guide your way. The vision is to connect people with their optimal whole selves, their creativity, the natural world and cycles, and the other beings of this earth, thus serving the overall good of the planet.



Enjoy professional massage therapy such as deep tissue, sports massage, cranio- sacral therapy, prenatal massage. Plus, our Licensed Massage Therapists delight in offering healing spa therapies, herbal foot wrap, river rocks massage, spa facials, aroma therapy. For over 15 years we have cared for our Taos community with our experienced knowledgeable touch. Open seven days per week by appointment.


Lorrin Maughan, Certified EGCM® Practitioner

CHRISTIAN RAPHAEL Email: CMS-CHT, FIBH Christian Raphael Hypnotherapy



Do you stand up for animals as an activist or advocate? Are you passionate about building a more compassionate and kind world? Life coaching can help you recognize and avoid burnout and overwhelm, so you can become the best and most authentic activist you can be! Phone coaching packages available to suit your budget and schedule.

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

Christian Raphael is a medical support clinical hypnotherapist and an associate instructor at the Hypnotherapy Academy of America. He works with issues ranging from smoking cessation to weight loss, Procedural pain reduction, Post Procedural accelerated recovery time, Reduction in complications, greater compliance with prescribed treatment plans, Improved attitude towards wellness, all around improvement in outcomes, goal achievement and regaining natural sleep patterns. For a Free Consultation Call 505 918 6555. See ad on page 28.

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



Kelly Chisholm • 505-974-1358

Create Exceptional Wealth by Changing your Relationship with Money! We have helped people discover how their behaviors and beliefs about money can be changed to create certainty, security, and the life of financial success they desire. Money Psyche services and products make personal finance and money management easy, rewarding and profitable. Individual and Couples Coaching; Money and Archetype Workshops. Schedule your appointment! See ad on page 10.


Spiraling Lotus Healing Arts-Kamala Fordham 505-603-0610

Kamala offers classes, workshops, private sessions: Somatics - like magic, release pain and tension, heal from trauma, surgery,and over-doingthrough gentle sequences of unique movement patterns. Correcting postural imbalances, rewiring the nervous system, the movements are deeply relaxing and nurturing. Tai Chi and Qigong - stimulate the immune system, experience renewed vitality, strength, balance and flexibility-with these spiraling flowing movements co-ordinated with breathing.




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. See ad on page 23.

Our Gratitude Collective 505.333.9336

We are all about gratitude. By sharing our unapologetic appreciation with like-minded individuals, we make the world a better place, one big-ass thank you at a time. Join our collective and receive: Online gratitude journal, gratitude quotes and questions to keep your practice fresh. Kindred community to give and receive support. Exclusive articles, ebooks and webinars to keep you growing.

PILATES Pilates Santa Fe

Natural/Organic Food Market 839 Paseo de Peralta

La Montañita Co-op Natural & Organic Food Market

Santa Fe, NM 87501 505-995-9700

Pilates Santa Fe is an award winning Pilates and Wellness studio offering private lessons, group classes, and wellness treatments including massage, sauna and nutritional guidance.

ABQ/Santa Fe/Gallup

New Mexico’s largest community-owned natural & organic grocer, with locations in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Gallup. All our stores are open to the public. You don’t have to be a member to shop, but if you are, you’ll save even more. La Montañita believes in the shared benefits of healthy food, sound environmental practices and a strong local economy. Stop by and shop with us today! See ad on page 19.



Center for Inner Truth

#84 Second Street Studios, Santa Fe 505-920-4418

Combined Therapeutics Wellness Center Linda Kallish, ND, LMT & Jeanette Hoffman, RN 9301 Indian School Rd, NE, Ste 101 Albuquerque, NM 87112 Phone: 505-294-4805

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.

Like the mystery schools of old, Center For Inner Truth provides a sanctuary for profound personal growth and transformation. Offering workshops, healing events, beginning classes and an intensive year-long training, CFIT meets spiritual seekers wherever they are on their path with a welcoming and supportive community. See ad on page 29.

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living directory Psychic/MEDIUM Readings

Keri Ports

Animal & Human Psychic/Medium 213-999-9098 Sessions available in person, phone or Skype •

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


Bear And Rainbow Shamanic Healers 505-310-2864

Bear & Rainbow train everyday people struggling with fear, pain, & stressful relationships with Attract Loving Relationships: Heal & Prevent Psychic Attack, so they can feel peace, love, and joy. Call to schedule a Psychic Protection Breakthrough Consultation. “Healing--It Is All That Is”~ Your Bear And Rainbow, LLC


COMING HOME TO THE BODY Debra Rosenman, Certified Wisdom Healing Qigong™ Level 1 Instructor 505-466-0007

Do you want to be healthier? Happier? Qigong restores life energy, awakening deeper capacities of the body, mind and heart to heal. In Debra’s qigong classes you can open blockages, move stagnation, release habitual somatic/ emotional patterns, and cultivate a deeper sense of well-being. Classes are led with a deep reverence for the sacredness and wisdom of the body. Group/Private classes.


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Laurie Batz


Sole 2 Soul Sensations. Reflexology and multidimensional healing. Healthy Feet = Healthy Body Working with your body sole to soul. Harmonizing all the organs, glands and body systems through reflexology. Call Laurie today.


Priscilla Schmidt

949 648 3468 priscillaschmidt@reikiforthejourney. com

Offering Reiki healing and beginning to advanced training for individuals, couples, families and small groups. Specializing in pain management, cancer support, grief / trauma release, relationships. Wellness maps and life coaching also available. Monthly healing circles. In person and long distance.


Vista Verde Retreat Center

Elizabeth Brownrigg 575-758-2758

Connect with your heart in the enchanted forest of Carson! This beautiful retreat is near Taos, designed for you to deepen your connection with nature! See ad on page 27.

The only way to have a friend is to be one. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Santa Fe Shamanic Healing & Guidance

Michele Rozbitsky 505-988-7542

Ready for deep and long lasting transformation and insightful, intuitive guidance? In person or remote sessions. Soul Retrievals, Past Life Regression, Ancestor Work and more; Shamanic Apprenticeships, Women’s 13 Moon Groups, Marriage & other Ceremonies, Land Clearings & Retreats. 26 years experience providing support in navigating through life’s ‘Challenges and Awakenings’. Shamanic Practitioner, Psychotherapist & Author.


Sound Healing for Trauma, Stress and Spinal Alignment

Amari Gold, certified Atlas Balancer & Oneness Trainer 505-285-7575

Soothing the systems of the body/mind using vocal toning brings a natural calm to unconscious stress and trauma allowing for spaciousness and fresh energy to flow throughout the physical and subtle bodies. We also use the voice to optimize spinal alignment, alleviating neck, shoulder and lower back issues. Read our testimonials at

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Experience the therapeutic, healing effects of tuning fork therapy. Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine, precisioncalibrated tuning forks deliver sound into the body via acupuncture points and meridians. Restore harmony and balance with powerful treatments that address a variety of disharmonies such as: stress, chronic pain, depression/anxiety/ PTSD, digestive issues, psycho-spiritual issues and energy blockages.

SPIRITUAL HEALING True Freedom SrT Aleah Ames, CCHt. 505-660-3600

Ready to experience True Freedom? Research the Akashic Records to discover blocks to the harmonious, joyous flow of Love in any area of your life, including relationships, prosperity, manifesting your unique expression in the world. Spirit permanently clears negative programming, limiting beliefs, discordant energies, vows, contracts established in any lifetime. Profound transformation occurs. Clearings done remotely or in person.

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Alan Hutner, Founder/Co-host of Transitions Radio Magazine (TRM), has been informed, after 32 years of multi-media interviews and conversations showcasing best-selling authors and visionaries, to offer Spiritual Consulting on Self Realization (with experiential tools for integration). For February & March, Alan will offer free 15-minute phone consults. 30 & 50 minute sessions available via phone or Skype; schedule appointments on line or call number above. See ad on page 24.

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MothersMandala provides Prenatal & Postpartum Massage for stress reduction and relief from common conditions; Labor Massage & Birth Prep Classes For Partners & Doula Support for better birth outcomes; Placenta Encapsulation for postpartum wellness; Family Constellations for intergenerational healing of birth complications, reproductive and family issues; Wise Woman Council for empowered, embodied, resourceful decisionmaking for pregnancy, birth and post partum.


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SBB has a selection of books for the body, mind and spirit and affordable gifts to enrich and inspire your life. Open Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Our gifts include: candles, banners, jewelry, incense burners and incense, lanterns, crystal hangings, dreamcatchers, gift bags, clothing, art, purses, banks, scarves and more.

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RGCSL is a loving community that provides spiritual support and a nurturing environment for living your best life. What we teach is the Science of Mind: “The laws of science, the opinions of philosophy, and the revelations of religion as applied to human need. These are set in simple principles that can be practiced in every area of daily life.“


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The Dances of Universal Peace affirm our relationship with all beings. We sing sacred phrases from spiritual traditions of the earth, while circle dancing to live music. We experience our humanity and community through this practice of Peace Through the Arts. Grounded in strength of healing wisdom, compassion and loving kindness we move from the core of our Sacred Being.


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Looking for a new career with meaning? Become a licensed workshop leader in Louise Hay’s philosophy. Complete manuals and materials provided to lead up to 14 different workshops, plus follow-up. Cost includes hotel lodging in San Diego and meals. This training is approved by Louise and Hay House. April 16 – 23 or Oct. 22 - 29.


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TRANSCEND,THRIVE, & EXCEL IN 2016! TM® is an effortless, evidence-based technique for inner peace and wellness. More than 380 published research studies have shown TM to be an effective technique for reducing stress and anxiety, improving health, and more. Call to arrange a free introduction to the TM course now!

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Transformational Counseling 505-424-0669

I bring my full and loving attention to you as we intuitively listen—beyond your apparent issues—to your underlying needs and longings. As we acknowledge, accept and feel this place within you, we enter into the space of healing, opening ourselves to the presence of guidance, the inherent wisdom that brings deep peace and understanding of your truth.


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Experience Access Consciousness Bars, a touch modality that is transformative, relaxing and healing. Increase your peace and unwind your mind. Call for rates/sessions.



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An ancient tradition renewed, celebrating the magic and mystery of the sacred feminine, love and support of sisterhood, and replenishing ourselves with blessings from the sacred waters. Ceremony is open to all women who have begun or ended their menses. There will be dancing! Ceremony occurs monthly the day before, of, or after the Full Moon. Please check further details at

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We provide various hot and warm yoga classes including, Cosmic Hot and Warm and Gentle. Our Yoga is a self-healing form of yoga like almost all forms of yoga. When properly aligned in the poses and with proper breathing techniques, our practice creates energy flows and movements that release physical and emotional tension from the body and release toxins.

calendarof events TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2 T’ai Chi Ch’uan: Traditional Yang Style Long Form – 6-8pm. Learn the first section of the traditional Yang Family Style 108 movement Long Form of T’ai Chi Ch’uan, the most widely practiced form of T’ai Chi in the world. $90. UNM Continuing Education North Building, 1634 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque. Registration: 505-277-0077.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5 Intro to Essential Oils to Surprise your Valentine – 11:30am-1pm. Lunch and learn class; make and take items; biofeedback analysis for a fee. Free, tickets on Eventbrite. The Organic Living Room, 1924-F Juan Tabo NE, Albuquerque. RSVP Asaera: 505-288-2233. Sky Bowl of Stars – Feb 5-7. A weekend of star viewing with the Ranch telescope, local lore, storytelling and music. Learn to identify winter constellations, and hear the stories of Pueblo mythology and song with Grammy winning Robert Mirabal. Ghost Ranch, 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu. 505-685-1000.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6 Healing Touch Level I Program – 8am-6pm. An energy-based, therapeutic approach to healing, the Level I program is a nursing-based CE program for registered nurses, body therapists, counselors, psycho-therapists, other health professionals and individuals desiring an in-depth understanding of healing using energy based concepts. $365, includes materials. More info: Bawelcer@unmmg. org. Register: 505-925-4551. MMHale@unmmg. org. Massage Basics Workshop – 9am-5pm. An educational one day workshop in which participants will learn a basic introduction to easy massage techniques for one’s self and with a partner. $95. Abaton Center of Healing Arts, 303 Washington St SE, Albuquerque. Registration: 505-277-0077. Wellness Juicing Workshop – 11:30am-1pm. This inspired workshop will share information to promote wellness through raw juices; various juicers will be on hand to try combinations of vegetable and fruit juices. Space limited. La Montañita Coop, 3601 Old Airport Ave, Albuquerque. RSVP:  Spice Up Your Love Life – 1-2:30pm. Make natural products with essential oils to rekindle the fire in your bedroom. One product included in class fee, additional available. $10. Empowering Energy Medicine, 1420 Carlisle Blvd NE, #105, Albuquerque. RSVP: 505-310-1790. Robert Mirabal in Concert – 7pm. An Evening of music and myth with Grammy winning Native American musician Robert Mirabal. This performance captures Robert’s artistry in song, dance, spoken word and visual imagery. Ghost Ranch, 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu. 505-685-1000.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7 Self-care Series: Wholeness and Stress Manage-

ment – 2:30-5pm. Learn how you can easily care for yourself, and effortlessly manage stress, to improve your health and wellbeing. Learn about the healing power of intention and sound. Free. 8 Via de Estrellas, Santa Fe. Suchinta: 571-4226734.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8 Womyn’s Moon Ceremony – 6:30-9:30pm. Women are the dreamers of reality. It all beings with new moon ceremony. Drumming, singing, chanting, and ritual. RSVP 24 Hours in advance to receive directions. Donations at the door. Taanaash-kaa-da, Las Vegas. RSVP: 505-414-1583. Nova Earth Master Class: Universal Law Taught by the Ascended Master – 6-9 pm MST Feb. 8 - May 16. Learn universal law via teleconference with the teachers of the Great White Brotherhood of Light. Classes with the Masters are interactive and progressive. $65/class or $500 when paid in advance. To register please contact or call 505.795.1943.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11 1000Gratitudes - Annual gratitude event infiltrates social media with positivity. Take to the internet armed with your personal gratitude and the #1000gratitudes hashtag and you can join a group of people collectively posting 1000 gratitudes. Info:

savethedate Aromatherapy for Mood Management and Emotional Health February 11 Aromatherapy for Mood Management and Emotional Health - 9am-4pm. Learn how essential oils affect brain chemistry (and our emotions) and review scientific research on using essential oils for specific mental health concerns; stress, anger, memory, grief, trauma, addictions and more. Six CEUs for Counselors. $25/advance, $30/at door; CEUs extra. Maple Street Dance Space, 3215 Central Avenue NE, Albuquerque Albuquerque Waldorf Education MeetUp – 6pm. Sunny Morrow, MEd, certified Waldorf grades teacher. Get the conversation started for those who want to start a Waldorf school in Albuquerque. Free. Meet in SE/University area. 864905-1864.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12 Civil Discourse on Race in America – 5:30-9pm. Love your mind during Black History Month. Screening of the Black or White movie, discussion follows. Free, tickets on Eventbrite. The Organic Living Room, 1924-F Juan Tabo NE, Albuquerque. RSVP Asaera: 505-288-2233. The Heart of the Brain Weekend – Feb 12-14. Learn basic principles of the brain’s function and

plasticity; the difference between good and bad stress; and new skills to keep it healthy, enhance memory, and support skill and talent. Ghost Ranch, 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu. 505-685-1000. Valentine’s Weekend Under the Stars – Feb 12-14. Allows space to rest and explore together while offering several activities, like couples yoga, a guided hike, and an all-Ranch lecture about the brain’s basis for love. Ghost Ranch, 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu. 505-685-1000.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13 Curb the Urge! Food Issues – 9:30am-12pm. Do emotions play a role in your eating? Discuss nutritional awareness, diet, therapeutic foods and juice formulas with Kundalini Yoga and meditation. Learn how to appropriately curb life’s temptations and urges to develop mental self-control. $49. Register: 505-925-4551. 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. $40. Crystal Dove Metaphysical Book Store, 525 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque. 505-918-6555. Womens Healing Clinic – 1-3pm. Receive a powerful healing from a high vibration line of healers on an issue you are working on. Move out underlying energetic blocks and create more space. $15/ fifteen minute healing/reading. Center For Inner Truth, 1807 2nd St, #84, Santa Fe. 505-920-4418. Heart-Based Flower Essences – 2-3:30pm. Learn methods for choosing flower essences for a Valentine’s Day gift for your loved one (or yourself). Essences dealing with love, the heart and union will be highlighted. $15, includes one combination bottle. Empress Essence, 417 Orchard Dr, Santa Fe. 505-500-7667. Pilates: Equipment Class – 5:30-7pm. Learn the Pilates method of body conditioning as a system which strengthens and stretches the whole body. $325. Shedden Pilates, 1619 San Pedro Dr. NE Albuquerque. Registration: 505-277-0077. Epilepsy Support Group meeting – 4-6pm. Epilepsy Support & Education Services is dedicated to “ Facilitating the Acceptance of Epilepsy”™ Ongoing support groups monthly. Open to the public. Free. Call us at 505-243-9119 or check out 2202 Menaul NE Suite A, Albuquerque.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14 Self-care Series: Self Energization – 2:30-5pm. Learn to energize yourself using your hands. $50. 8 Via de Estrellas, Santa Fe. Suchinta: 571-422-6734. Heart-Based Flower Essences – 6-7:30pm. Learn methods for choosing flower essences for a Valentine’s Day gift for your loved one (or yourself). Essences dealing with love, the heart and union will be highlighted. $15, includes one combination bottle. Empress Essence, 417 Orchard Dr, Santa Fe. 505-500-7667.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15 Flower Oracle – Feb 15-19. 1-3:30pm. Evolve concepts of life as we hone our skills as healers and traditional storytellers to a powerful level. This

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gathering is a healing gift and helps us to remember the eternal link that binds us all, and the infinite source of healing. $750, includes 4 dinners and 4 lunches. Taa-naash-kaa-da, Las Vegas. RSVP: 505414-1583.

MONDAY, FEB 15 – APRIL 8 Wisdom Healing Qigong Immersion with Debra Rosenman - Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:15pm to 2:30pm. Awaken the body, mind, and heart to its full capacity of aliveness and health. Cultivate chi flow to increase mobility, vitality and joy! Series sliding scale: $160 -$290. Pre-register: or 505-466-0007. BODY, 333 Cordova Rd., Santa Fe.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 LEAP: Learning as a Practice – 5pm. The LEAP workshop invites participants into the Impulse Exercise, followed by reflection and meaningmaking, which gives new insights into what opens learning for them, and what blocks it. $15. The Academy for the Love of Learning, 133 Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe. 505-995-1860. Register: Self-Hypnosis Class – 6-7pm. Clinical hypnotherapist David B Fisher provides an overview of hypnosis and a discussion/demonstration of selfhypnosis techniques. Include Q&A. Free, space limited. 819 Vassar Dr NE, Albuquerque. RSVP: 505-463-7392. Gluten Free Baking – 6-9pm. Learn to make several gluten-free baked goods as well as make all-purpose flour mixes. $59. Jans on 4th, 10004 4th St NW, Albuquerque. Registration: 505-2770077.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17 Intuitive Doodles – 6-8pm. For those who feel compelled to move intuitive expression through their hands, via brush, pencil or crayon, onto paper. Simple exercises for play in a spiritual vibration. $15 includes supplies. Center For Inner Truth, 1807 2nd St, #84, Santa Fe. 505-920-4418. Well Woman Drinks - 5:30pm-7:30pm every third Wednesday of the month in Albuquerque (and starting in Santa Fe in March)! Join us for a supportive, social gathering to share our challenges and successes as women leaders, entrepreneurs and executives. Spend an evening together reflecting and connecting and leave feeling empowered and rejuvenated! Hosted by Well Woman Life and Giovanna Rossi of the Well Woman Show on KUNM 89.9fm. Includes appetizers and cash bar. More info and tickets at

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18 Ignite: An Introduction to Young Living – 7-9pm. Learn more about how Young Living essential oils and supplements can benefit you and your family. Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, 1300 Tuyuna Trail, Santa Ana Pueblo. 505-867-1234. Osteogenic Loading and the Effect on Osteoporosis – 10am-11am. Join us for a presentation and learn more about osteoporosis and OsteoStrong’s non-drug Treatment. Find resources to help combat one of the most debilitating diseases affecting New Mexicans. FREE. Bear Canyon Estates 4440 Morris St NE, Albuquerque.505 292-9191. abq@


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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19 Process Painting Workshop – Feb 19-21. 10am-6pm. Longing for your creative self? Missing the contact gained by self-expression? Reengage your creative passion and connect with your intuition, without regard to technique, skills or meaning; facilitated by Debbie Purdy. $260. 630-530-5697. Cross-Country Ski Weekend – Feb 19-21. Enjoy cross-country skiing and some rest and relaxation – including a soak and dinner at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs. No experience necessary, but good physical condition and proper clothing are essential. Ghost Ranch, 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu. 505-685-1000.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20 Reiki II – 9am-6pm. Become a certified Reiki practitioner. Learn symbols and how to send Reiki; with David B. Fisher, Reiki master, Usui Shiki Ryoho method. $175. 819 Vassar Dr NE, Albuquerque. RSVP: 505-463-7392. Zyto Compass Scanning Event – 1-2:30pm. Receive a bio-survey scan to help explore which essential oils may help you achieve optimum health. Free. Empowering Energy Medicine, 1420 Carlisle Blvd NE, #105, Albuquerque. To schedule: 505-310-1790. Albuquerque Waldorf Education MeetUp - 2pm. Sunny Morrow, MEd, certified Waldorf grades teacher. Get the conversation started for those who want to start a Waldorf school in Albuquerque. Free. Meet in SE/University area. 864-905-1864. Baseline Concussion Tracking and try-outs for the NM STARS – 8am-12pm. Come try out for the NM STARS indoor arena football and also get your balance checked by OsteoStrong. FREE. 3001 Civic Center Cir NE. Rio Rancho 505-891-7300

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 Self-care Series: Your Body Computer & BodyMind Communication – 2:30-5pm. Learn about your electromagnetic system and how to use it to improve your health and wellbeing. Fun and fascinating. $50. 8 Via de Estrellas, Santa Fe. Suchinta: 571-422-6734.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23 Is Your Cell Phone Making You Sick – 6-7:30pm. Wi-Fi technology is here to stay. Learn about patented products that help neutralize the effects and simple ways to decrease exposure. Free. La Montanita Co-op, Community Rm, 913 W Alameda, Santa Fe. Jennifer: 505-780-8283. Osteogenic Loading and the Effect on Osteoporosis – 2pm-3pm. Join us for a presentation and learn more about osteoporosis and OsteoStrong’s non-drug Treatment. Find resources to help combat one of the most debilitating diseases affecting New Mexicans. FREE. La Cantera Senior Apartments, Albuquerque. 505-890-9400. abqcottonwood@ Bingo Tuesday with OsteoStrong- 2pm-3pm. Join us for refreshments! Attendees will receive information about a non-drug treatment for osteoporosis and receive FREE Osteoporosis screenings.

FREE for seniors with memberships.. FREE. Palo Duro Senior Center, 5221 Palo Duro Ave NE, Albuquerque.. 505- 888-8102. abq@osteostrong. me.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26 De-Stress Yoga – 4-5:15pm. De-stress yoga combines mindfully aligned postures and body awareness with calming breathing techniques to help you unwind and find your center of balance. $85. High Desert Yoga-Nob Hill, 4600 Copper Ave NE, Albuquerque. Registration: 505-277-0077.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27 LEAP: Learning as a Practice– 9am. The LEAP workshop invites participants into the Impulse Exercise, followed by reflection and meaningmaking, which gives new insights into what opens learning for them, and what blocks it. $15. The Academy for the Love of Learning, 133 Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe. 505-995-1860. Register: Epilepsy Support Group meeting – 4-6pm. Epilepsy Support & Education Services is dedicated to “ Facilitating the Acceptance of Epilepsy”™ Ongoing support groups monthly. Open to the public. Free. Call us at 505-243-9119 or check out 2202 Menaul NE Suite A, Albuquerque.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28 Show Your Love: Heart-Healthy Eating Workshop – 11am. Dr. Ruby Lathon, certified holistic nutrition and wellness consultant, will be offering a variety of tips on heart-healthy eating and will share a healthy vegan version of the national comfort food, Sloppy Joes. La Montañita Westside, 3601 Old Airport Ave, Albuquerque.  Self-care Series: Healing with Intention and Sound – 2:30-5pm. Learn about the healing power of intention and sound. $50. 8 Via de Estrellas, Santa Fe. Suchinta: 571-422-6734. ChiSuchinta@

planahead THURSDAY, MARCH 3 Holotropic Breathwork Retreat – Mar 3-6. 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. Register:

SATURDAY. MARCH 5 Intuitive Practitioner Certification — Starts March 5, 36 weeks. For those ready to answer the call to be sacred space holder on behalf of their own and others’ empowerment. Call Chantal Fidanza, Intuitive Healer/Certified Light Journey Guide for details: 505-438-1074. Santa Fe (San Marcos Area), 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 Womyn’s Moon Ceremony – 6:30-9:30pm. Women are the dreamers of reality. It all beings with new moon ceremony. Drumming, singing,

chanting, and ritual. RSVP 24 Hours in advance to receive directions. Donations at the door. Taanaash-kaa-da, Las Vegas. RSVP: 505-414-1583.

TUESDAY, MARCH 15 Self-Hypnosis Class - 6-7pm. Clinical hypnotherapist David B Fisher provides an overview of hypnosis and a discussion/demonstration of selfhypnosis techniques. Include Q&A. Free, space limited. 819 Vassar Dr NE, Albuquerque. RSVP: 505-463-7392.

SATURDAY, MARCH 26 Beauty in the Other Colors - A survivorship celebration that includes educational seminars, necological Cancer Awareness Project. $50. Hotel Albuquerque. 800 Rio Grande NW, Albuquerque. RSVP: 505-610-9300.

SATURDAY, APRIL 2 Gratitude Bike Parade & Party – 2pm. Join a gratitude collective, a gathering of like-minded people. Wear a gratitude cape, decorate your bicycle and ride with us through Nob Hill and UNM area to share our gratitude and have fun. Info:

FRIDAY, APRIL 29 –Apr 29, 30. 7:30am2pm. The event benefs the Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project. 9601 Wilshire Ave NE, Albuquerque. Donate: 505-610-9300.

ongoing daily 28-Day Meditation & Mindfulness Challenge – Feb 16-Mar 15. Online anytime, daily guided audio meditations for all levels by Sage Institute meditation leaders. Daily emails with encouraging words to keep you engaged. Q&A Support, optional peer support. Suggested reading. $19.95. 575-7584520. Intuitive Healing Sessions – By appt. Receive clarity, release negativity, embody your light. $75/2-hour private or half-off during practitioner trainee sessions, space permitting. RSVP Chantal Fidanza: 505-438-1074. Santa Fe County.

sunday Lightworkers Teleconference – 3rd Sun. Ascended masters offer up-to-the-minute status on humanity’s upliftment, share the teachings of the Higher Realms, and happily answer questions. For teleconference event details, Rev Hilary: 505-7951943. Transitions Radio Magazine, FM 98.1 – 8-11am. With Alan Hutner, Elizabeth Rose and co-hosts, celebrating 30 years in broadcasting. Online, live streaming & archiving. 505-466-2616. Spiritual Happy Hour – 10-11am. 2nd and 4th Sun. Explore a topic through meditation, inspirational readings, hands on healing, and sharing of

experience. Small community, welcoming of all paths. Potluck following the service. Donations. Center For Inner Truth, 1807 2nd St, #84, Santa Fe. 505-920-4418.

monday Messages from Spirit – 6-7:30pm. 1st Mon. This group will involve different ways to connect with spirit, including guided meditation, channeled messages, tarot, oracle cards and mediumship. The Source, 1111 Carlisle SE, Albuquerque. RSVP: 505-321-4121. Evening Pilates Mat Class – 6-7pm. A new group of mat classes, all levels welcome. $90/10 class pass. Pilates Santa Fe, 839 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe. RSVP: 505-995-9700. Nova Earth Master Classes: Universal/Divine Law – Jan4-Apr11. 6-9pm. Bi-weekly. Masterlevel classes designed to assist you in understanding and using God’s Law in a practical and useful way. Led by ascended master Serapis Bey. $520, $65 per class; 10% discount with full tuition at registration. For event details, Rev Hilary: 505795-1943.

tuesday Inner Wisdom: Women’s Group – Feb 2-Mar 8. 6-8pm. Through meditation and art practices, discover and connect more deeply with yourself. Facilitated by Bethany Moore-Garrison, art therapy/counseling intern. $5. Tierra Nueva Counseling Center/Southwestern College. RSVP: 505-471-8575. Mindfulness and Life Skills – Feb 9-Apr 26. 6:30– 8:30pm. Change unhealthy coping strategies and use healthy breathing and meditation techniques to calm the mind. Class is experiential, interactive and supportive. $300, $25/early registration discount. Center For Inner Truth, 1807 2nd St, #84, Santa Fe. 505-920-4418. Pilates Reformer Class – 6-7pm. A new group of reformer classes, all levels welcome. $180/10 class pass. Pilates Santa Fe, 839 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe. RSVP: 505-995-9700.

wednesday Intuitive Readings, Coaching and Animal Communication – 9am-5pm. Galaya, an intuitive, life coach, medium and animal communicator offers practical solutions for health, relationships, career, business and one’s pets. By phone or in person. Appt/info: 505-466-3764. Meditation Class – Starts Mar 2. 10am-12pm & 7-9pm. Courses focus on breath, and being in the now. Using visualization, crystals and tones,

Studio Classes – Thru Feb 17. 1-4pm. Encourages creative freedom, opens intuition and deepens awareness. $195. Info: 630-530-5697. Meditation and Healing Class – Mar 2-Apr 6. 6:30–8:30pm. Meditate for enhanced clarity on your path with simple-to-use visualization. Develop your intuition as you learn to let go of what doesn’t serve you. $150. Center for Inner Truth, 1807 2nd St, #84, Santa Fe. 505-920-4418. Meditations – 6-7pm. This meditation circle is ongoing. Free. The OakRose Academy of Light, 109 Michelle Dr, Santa Fe. Contact Rev Hilary: 505-795-1943. Evening Pilates Mat Class – 6-7pm. A new group of mat classes, all levels welcome. $90/10 class pass. Pilates Santa Fe, 839 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe. RSVP: 505-995-9700.

thursday Psychic Development Class – Starts Mar 2. 10am12pm & 7-9pm. Explore your abilities as an energy healer. Work on meeting to your guides, totems, and elementals allied with you. Drawing from different traditions and techniques, exercise your natural abilities as a psychic being. $150 each time session. WithIn Light Energy Therapies & Insight, 3620 Wyoming Blvd NE, Ste 211, Albuquerque. Pilates Reformer Class – 6-7pm. A new group of reformer classes, all levels welcome. $180/10 class pass. Pilates Santa Fe, 839 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe. RSVP: 505-995-9700.

friday Evening Pilates Mat Class – 6-7pm. A new group of mat classes, all levels welcome. $90/10 class pass. Pilates Santa Fe, 839 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe. RSVP: 505-995-9700.

saturday Intuitive Practitioner Certification – Mar 5 thru Oct. For those ready to answer the call to be a sacred space holder on behalf of their own and Light Journey Guide: 505-438-1074. Santa Fe County. Support Groups for Women with Gynecological Cancers – 9:30-10am. 2nd Sat. Circles of Hope women’s support group and caregiver support group held concurrently. Free, light breakfast included. At the People Living Through Cancer

Info: 505-610-9300. Product Sampling –12-2pm. A La Montañita Co-op member will be showcasing and sampling each time session. WithIn Light Energy Therapies products from THE deli, meat, cheese, grocery and & Insight, 3620 Wyoming Blvd NE, Ste 211, produce depts. 3601 Old Airport Ave, Albuquerque. Albuquerque. Meditation and Healing Class – Jan 23-Feb 27. Qigong & Healing From Within - 10:30am- 10am-12pm. Learn energy tools to connect with 12pm. Taoist, yogic & shamanic practices cultivate intuitive abilities. Create the life you want by vitality, inner strength and awareness with energy better understanding how energy works, how to healing, movement, sound, breath work and medi- get out of resistance, and how to embrace all this. $150, $140/early registration. Center For Inner Blue Moon Yoga, Truth, 1807 2 nd St, #84, Santa Fe. 505-920-4418. 826 Camino De Monte Rey, A5, Santa Fe. Allison Lasky: 505-984-8733.

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As a Natural Awakenings publisher, you can enjoy learning about healthy and joyous living while working from your home and earn a good income doing something you love!

No publishing experience is necessary. You’ll work for yourself but not by yourself. We offer a complete training and support system that allows you to successfully publish your own magazine.

Natural Awakenings is now expanding into new markets across the U.S. Contact us about starting a magazine in a community of your choice or acquiring an existing publication for sale highlighted in red below.

Natural Awakenings publishes in over 95 markets across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

• Meaningful New Career • Low Initial Investment • Proven Business System • Home-Based Business • Exceptional Franchise Support & Training

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For more information, visit our website or call 239-530-1377 48

Northern & Central New Mexico

Huntsville, AL Gulf Coast AL/MS* Phoenix, AZ* Tucson, AZ East Bay Area, CA San Diego, CA Boulder/ Ft. Collins, CO* Denver, CO Fairfield County, CT Hartford, CT New Haven/ Middlesex, CT Washington, DC Daytona/Volusia/ Flagler, FL NW FL Emerald Coast Ft. Lauderdale, FL Jacksonville/ St. Augustine, FL Melbourne/Vero, FL Miami & the Florida Keys Naples/Ft. Myers, FL North Central FL Orlando, FL Palm Beach, FL Peace River, FL Sarasota, FL Tampa/St. Pete., FL FL’s Treasure Coast Atlanta, GA Hawaiian Islands Chicago, IL Chicago Western Suburbs, IL Indianapolis, IN Baton Rouge, LA Lafayette, LA New Orleans, LA Portland, ME Boston, MA Ann Arbor, MI East Michigan Wayne County, MI* Western MI Minneapolis/ St. Paul, MN Charlotte, NC* Lake Norman, NC* Triangle, NC Bergen/Passiac, NJ*

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Central, NJ Hudson County, NJ Mercer County, NJ Monmouth/ Ocean, NJ North Central NJ South NJ Santa Fe/Abq., NM Las Vegas, NV Albany, NY Buffalo, NY Central NY Long Island, NY Lower Hudson Valley West, NY Manhattan, NY* Rochester, NY Westchester/ Putnam Co’s., NY Central OH Cincinnati, OH Toledo, OH Oklahoma City, OK Portland, OR* Bucks/Montgomery Counties, PA Harrisburg/York, PA Lancaster/Berks, PA Lehigh Valley, PA* Pocono, PA/ Warren Co., NJ Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre, PA Rhode Island Charleston, SC* Columbia, SC Grand Strand, SC* Greenville, SC Chattanooga, TN Knoxville, TN* Memphis, TN Austin, TX Dallas Metroplex, TX Dallas/FW Metro N Houston, TX San Antonio, TX* SE Texas Richmond, VA Seattle, WA Madison, WI Milwaukee, WI Puerto Rico

* Existing magazines for sale

Natural Awakenings recently won the prestigious FBR50 Franchise Satisfaction Award from Franchise Business Review. To learn more, visit