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LeAP! Learning as a Practice Explore learning as a lifelong and transformative practice

Saturday, June 11 • 9:00AM-5:00PM • $50.00 Do you approach your life with curiosity? Do you approach your life with a passion to discover ‘who’ and ‘what’ and ‘why’? Explore and rediscover your natural learning impulse! This workshop is part of the Academy’s Foundational Program series.

Revealing the Pattern How habit conceals choice

Thursday, June 23 • 6:30 PM-9:00 PM • FREE As you move through your life, do you respond to your circumstances more through habit or choice? Join us for an exploration of habitual patterns and the wisdom – and freedom – that they may reveal. As this is a short experiential workshop, please arrive by 6:25pm. Learn more about what lives behind A

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July 11 - 14, 2016 Sagebrush Inn Taos, NM Pre-Symposium Chair and Speaker - Mary L. Hardy, MD Keynote Speaker - Victoria Maizes, MD Banquet Speaker - Mark Blumenthal, Founder & Executive Director, American Botanical Council Plenary Speakers - Brent A. Bauer, MD; Anjali Bhagra, MBBS; Ann Marie Chiasson, MD, MPH, CCFP; Stephen R. Devries, MD; Mikhail Kogan, MD; Victor S. Sierpina, MD Special workshop For more information contact UNM Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development Modern Medical Meditation & Alzheimer’s Prevention by Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD Phone: 505-272-3942 •

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contents Natural Awakenings is your guide to a healthier, more balanced life. In each issue readers find cutting-edge information on natural health, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, green living, creative expression and the products and services that support a healthy lifestyle.



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ebbie Purdy will be a facilitating a week long residential painting retreat June 12 through 18 at the Vista Verde Retreat Center in Carson, New Mexico, just 25 minutes north of Ojo Caliente. This work encompasses a transformational journey with paint and brush. “Participants connect to a deepening joy and creative freedom which graciously and at times, spontaneously impacts their lives,” says Purdy. “With no attention or need for technique or skill, the act of present moment creation takes over, with full and authentic expression.”  “The process opens flow in creativity and one’s everyday life,” assures Purdy. “Join a community of painters willing to explore and express, while just keeping the brush moving and allowing the intuitive self to reveal itself.”  Two vegan and gluten-free meals will be provided each day.

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aster Therapist Etienne Peirsman, founder and director of the Cranio Sacral School of the Masters in Santa Fe, returns from Europe to begin classes on July 9. The first four core classes will be offered in July and August. As a Master of Meditation, Peirsman has developed a unique teaching style over the past two decades that adds an extraordinarily compassionate and meditative depth to the methods used by the Upledger Institute and combines a practical, no-nonsense approach with the biodynamic style. Peirsman has been teaching for over 23 years, bringing his life experience to the classroom. He has schools in Belgium and the Netherlands and teaches in Santa Fe, New Mexico and at Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington state. He, along with his late wife Neeto, is author of the book Craniosacral Therapy for Babies and Small Children, which has been translated into 7 languages. Members of the general public can study Craniosacral Therapy with no previous bodywork experience. This program is also excellent for professional bodyworkers, including massage therapists, polarity therapists, Rolfing practitioners, acupuncturists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, doctors, and chiropractors. There is no application necessary for this program. For more information and to register, call 505-428-9203 or visit See ad page 14.

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ntuitive Healer and Teacher, Chantal Fidanza, announces there are two openings available for her 36-week Intuitive Practitioner Certification Program starting September 3 in the San Marcos area of Santa Fe. The program, being held from noon to 3 p.m. for 36 consecutive Saturdays, offers mentorship and entraining in sacred-space holding for the ultimate empowerment and healing of self and others. The goal is for the practitioner to master the ability to facilitate a connection between the client and the client’s own higher self, by mastering the ability to do so with oneself. “This training is not for everyone as it requires a willingness to release anything that would hold us back from our light. I find that those who are called to this path from within know it,” explains Fidanza who chooses to work with a limited number of trainees at a time in order to provide a level of intimacy and support that would not be possible otherwise. Her new training location also provides an intimacy to Mother Earth, which she feels is essential to all training participants, including herself.

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arbara Welcer, RN, will host two upcoming Healing Touch programs at UNM Center for Life. Healing Touch Level 2 will be held June 18 and 19 and Level 1 will take place July 30 and 31 and September 24 For more information, call 505-438-1074 or email See ad and 25. “Move page 7. your energy practice to the next level. Both programs incorporate fundamenntegrate your interest in healing, the mind sciences and practical tals of energy anatomy, theory and spirituality into a career helping people as a hypnotherapist. Find practice using lecture and experiout why people have traveled from 26 countries worldwide and all ential work,” she says. 50 states in the USA for hypnotherapy training with Tim Simmerman According to Welcer, who has Sierra, lead instructor at the Hypnotherapy Academy of America. over 20 years’ experience in en This is a great opportunity for you to attend a special free ergy medicine working in hospital two-hour class with Tim Simmerman Sierra who will be sharing settings, out-patient clinics, comthree secrets to create positive change in your life by showing you munity centers and private prachow your subconscious mind works. tice, the Healing Touch Program Liberate thoughts of feeling stuck, blocked or stagnant originates with limiting be- is a standardized, international, liefs held at the subconscious level. Sierra will also present recent scientific research multi-level, continuing education on Hypnotherapy Academy methods being used by the National Institutes of Health program in energy-based therapy. and discuss hypnotherapy as a career. “It’s the first to incorporate a cer Sierra has been director and award-winning lead instructor at the Academy for 20 tification in energy medicine. The years. Tim is on the board of Directors for the International Board of Hypnotherapy, classes are open to all who have and is author of the definitive textbook, Medical Hypnotherapy, Principles and Meth- an interest in energy therapy and a ods of Practice. desire to engage in their own selfcare,” she shares. Call 505-767-8030 to register and reserve your seat for this special free class. See ad “Barb and this course have page 5. opened my mind and heart to the possibilities of energy healing in my life. This is an amazing and powerful practice!” - Level 1 student. Nurses and massage therapists receive 16 continuing education credits. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. Register early to reserve your space.

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healthbriefs Medicinal Mushroom Heals HPV


esearch from the University of Texas Medical School and Health Science Center has found that a medicinal mushroom extract may be able to eradicate human papillomavirus (HPV), a common sexually transmitted disease. Presented last fall at the 11th International iving life to the fullest Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncoland being happy can ogy, in Houston, the clinical study treated 10 be achieved through a women that tested positive for HPV with the mushroom mycelia extract called multitude of methods, active hexose correlated compound (AHCC). but one that speaks the The patients were given three grams of the AHCC once a day for six months loudest to La Montañita or longer. Eight of them tested negative for HPV after the period, including three Co-op is great food. As New Mexico’s that were confirmed HPV-eradicated after stopping the AHCC treatment. The two largest community-owned natural and other patients continued receiving the extract. organic food market, La Montañita A phase II clinical trial led by Dr. Judith Smith, a professor at the UT Medical believes in the shared benefits of healthy School, will be conducted. food, sound environmental practices and a strong local community. Each one of the six locations is filled with the best foods in every department, and every vendor that La Montañita works with is researched to esearch published in the Journal of the National ensure they’re using best practices are Cancer Institute has confirmed that high blood levels of being used. Education and providing DHA, EPA and DPA—three omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil supplements— access to healthy food are central to La are linked to prostate cancer. Montañita’s values. Obtaining vendor The study from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center tested 834 men information gives shoppers the confiwith prostate cancer and 1,393 healthy men; they found that such high concendence to shop with peace of mind. As La Montañita works together with trations were associated with a 71 percent increased risk of more serious prostate cancer and a 44 percent increase in the risk of less serious prostate cancer. The local vendors, deeper partnerships develop and La Montañita oftentimes helps overall increased risk in all prostate cancers was 43 percent. The findings of this study confirm similar research in 2011 and another large vendors streamline production methods and improve quality of products. Know- European study. “What’s important is that we have been able to replicate our findings ing where food comes from and feeling from 2011,” says one of the more recent study’s authors, Theodore Brasky, Ph.D.

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healthbriefs Repair and Protect Skin at New Mexico Facial Plastics


ummer is here in New Mexico and the harsh, powerful sun can damage skin—adding years to your face and neck. “While sunscreen is important, it can only prevent future damage,” says Dr. Farhan Taghizadeh, owner of New Mexico Facial Plastics, who is pleased to announce that they offer OMNI Bioceutical Innovations, a line of products that can help repair past skin damage and encourage future healing. According to Taghizadeh, “OMNI is influenced by the latest advances in bioscience technology and promotes and supports skin’s natural repair systems, enhancing production of elastin and collagen, and increasing elasticity and resistance to damage. OMNI products contain growth factors – amino acids that naturally boost production of elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid, reduce wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. Included in this line is an at-home device optimizing skincare by tightening, toning, lifting, and brightening - all from the comfort of your own home.” “Years of exposure to the New Mexico sun require medical-grade skincare products. With growth factors, the ability to hydrate, revive and protect, OMNI Bioceutical Innovation products give your skin the chance to look and feel young again,” adds Taghizadeh. Since 2005, people who want to look and feel their best trust Dr. Taghizadeh at New Mexico Facial Plastics with their aesthetic skin care and surgery needs. As a board-certified ENT and facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Taghizadeh practices in accordance with his values of honesty, competence and approachability. His skills and expertise, along with that of his staff, are the reason people from across the country recommend New Mexico Facial Plastics. If you are experiencing skin damage, wish to revive your skin and eliminate wrinkles, call today to schedule your personal consultation. For more information, call 505-888-3223 or visit

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aymond Kurshals began teaching Pilates in New York City in 1973. His first teachers were Romana Kryzanowska, Bruce King, Carola Trier and Kathy Grant. He then

worked closely with Eve Gentry creating some of the first Pilates teaching videos. He has also been influenced by his long friendship with Ron Fletcher, one of the first generation Pilates instructors. He moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1993 where he founded the well-renowned Pilates Santa Fe: Pilates and Wellness studio. The studio has been serving clients for 22 years; some of which travel from across the globe to gain the benefits of the services offered. Kurshals travels throughout the world teaching Pilates and wellness for health clubs, private clients, sports teams and corporate clients. He is an expert with special populations including Parkinson’s, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, geriatrics, pre and post operation and pre and post-natal. Kurshals is one of only two Pilates teachers ever allowed into and certified by the prestigious Brimhall Program for Health and Wellness. Some of his wellness training and certifications include applied kinesiology, craniosacral therapy, chiropractic care, cold laser, deep tissue, detoxification modalities, equine therapies, emotional release therapies, homeopathy, nutrition and osteopathic care. Private sessions, group classes and other offers available. Visit PilatesSantaFe. com for more details. See ad page 39.

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globalbriefs Unsafe Playfields

Artificial Surfaces Pose Risks

E-Cigarettes Produce Free Radicals


lectronic cigarette use, or vaping, is on the rise as many consider it a healthier alternative to smoking. However, in a study published in the American Chemical Society journal Chemical Research in Toxicology, researchers from the Penn State University College of Medicine report that e-cigarettes produce considerable levels of reactive free radicals created by the high-temperature heating coils that warm up the nicotine solution. Dr. John Richie, a professor at Penn State and senior author of the research, says, “The identification of these radicals in the aerosols means that we can’t just say e-cigarettes are safe because they don’t contain tobacco. They are potentially harmful.” The researchers found that levels of free radicals in e-cigarettes are between 100 to 1,000 times less than the levels produced by tobacco cigarettes, still making them a better choice than traditional cigarettes although they still carry risk. Richie explains, “The levels of radicals that we’re seeing are more than what you might get from a heavily air-polluted area, but less than what you might find in cigarette smoke.” Previous research has found that e-cigarette smoke also contains aldehydes that can potentially cause cellular and tissue damage.

As of January, there have been 200 nationwide cases of cancers in young athletes that played on synthetic turf—many of them lymphoma, which is uncommon in the age group. In 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency withdrew earlier safety assurances and called for new, more comprehensive studies. A majority of professional and college athletes strongly prefer natural turf because those playing on synthetic turf suffer about 50 percent more knee and ankle injuries. Other playfields use “crumb rubber” infill made of ground-up used tires formerly considered hazardous waste. Thus, sports players may be exposed to dozens of chemical compounds, most of which have never been tested for health impact; some of those tested are believed to cause cancer, birth defects, developmental and reproductive disorders and infertility. Primary source:

Swedes’ Solution

Six-Hour Workday Reaps Benefits Many Americans work 50 hours a week or more because they think they’ll get more done and reap the benefits later. However, according to a metastudy published in The Lancet, people that clock a 55-hour week have a 33 percent greater risk of stroke and 13 percent higher risk of developing coronary heart disease than those that maintain a 35- to 40-hour work week. Data from 25 studies that monitored the health of 600,000 people from the U.S., Europe and Australia for up to 8.5 years were analyzed. Paul Kelley, of Oxford University’s Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute, notes that even a traditional nine-to-five workday is at odds with peoples’ internal body clocks, contributing to sleep deprivation. Now Sweden is moving toward a standard six-hour workday, with some businesses having already implemented the change. Linus Feldt, CEO of Stockholm app developer Filimundus, reports that the shift has maintained productivity while decreasing staff conflicts, because people are happier and better rested. Several Toyota service centers in Gothenburg that switched to a six-hour day 13 years ago also report happier staff, a lower turnover rate and increased ease in enticing new hires. A Swedish retirement home has embarked on a yearlong experiment to compare the costs and benefits of a shorter working day. Source:

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Functional Dentistry Connects Oral Health to Sleep Apnea and Heart Disease by Linda Sechrist

he focus of functional medicine—whole person health care—easily expands to include dentists trained in oral systemic health. Currently embraced by a small percentage of today’s farsighted dentists and doctors, this relatively new field of prevention and wellness views the mouth as a key portal when considering the status of the whole body. Similar to the way doctors of Oriental medicine assess the heart’s pulse to help diagnose health issues throughout the body, these systemic health dentists consider the gums, tongue, teeth and throat to be key signals of overall health. American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH) Executive Director Bobbie Delsasso was a periodontal hygienist for more than 30 years before becoming a consultant and public speaker on the larger perspective. “I taught patients about the importance of good nutrition and alerted them to consult their physician regarding what their mouth health might indicate about their body’s health,” she says. While the academy educates dental professionals to understand the internal workings of nutrition and what the mouth reveals about overall well-being, “Less than 6 percent of physicians even learn adequate basics of nutrition in medical schools,” she notes.

diabetes. Mike Milligan, a doctor of dental medicine, founder of Eastland Dental Center, in Bloomington, Illinois, and AAOSH president, explains that heart attack and stroke are triggered by an inflammatory process which can be initiated or exacerbated by periodontal disease and abscessed teeth. Thomas Nabors, a doctor of dental surgery and an authority in molecular analysis and genetic risk assessment for periodontal diseases, provides clinical proof that supports the growing association between medicine and dentistry. “Since our inaugural AAOSH conference [in 2010], Bradley, Amy and Tom have continued to provide the current science and clinical backdrop to the oral/systemic connection to cardiovascular wellness,” says Milligan.

Respiratory Health Links

in the bedroom and avoid drinking alcohol, smoking, watching television or working on a computer. Improved breathing helps assuage snoring, sleep apnea, asthma, hay fever and nasal congestion. Milligan cites Patrick McKeown’s work, explained in his book The Oxygen Advantage. An authority on the Buteyko Breathing Method, McKeown explains how improved breathing dramatically improves oxygenation, releases more energy and supports lifelong health and well-being. Muscle retraining using orofacial myofunctional therapy can help prevent sleep apnea and also abate temporomandibular joint disorders. This new field is concerned with orofacial functional patterns and postures when teeth are apart, their status 95 percent of each day and night. It also retrains muscles to keep the tongue at the roof of the mouth and the lips together to prevent breathing through the mouth, correct swallowing function and eliminate poor oral habits such as thumb sucking. Three mechanical treatments for sleep apnea include mandibular advancement oral devices used to move the lower jaw forward, a continuous positive airway pressure machine to aid airway functioning, or surgery, which is the last resort. “The real opportunity for catching and preventing this is with children 5 to 10 years old, when their jaws are developing,” says Milligan. He further cites links discovered between the mouth and brain. “Oral spirochetes, which normally live in the mouth, have been found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. Dr. Judith Miklossy, from the International Association for Alzheimer’s, spoke at an AAOSH conference about the link between oral bacteria and dementia, and Garth Ehrlich, Ph.D., professor of microbiology, immunology and otolaryngology at Drexel University College of Medicine, addressed rheumatoid arthritis and certain types of cancers. All of these links are more than enough reasons why good oral hygiene is essential to good health,” says Milligan.

Other vital advances in oral systemic health involve treating airway concerns such as snoring and sleep apnea. “Snoring is typically caused by muscles and tissues relaxing in the throat and mouth, resulting in decreased space in the airway passage and vibration of tissues. Eventually, individuals can develop sleep apnea, which can also result in hypertension and other problems,” advises Milligan. In sleep apnea, the sleeper’s breathing pauses often or produces hypopnea, slowed or shallow breathing for 10 or Cardiovascular Health Links more seconds at a time. Fewer than five episodes per hour is normal, with five Beyond nutrition, academy curricula to 15 considered mild apnea, 15 to 30 for dentists now include such titles as moderate and more than 30 severe. Arteriology and Vascular Inflamma Although 20 percent of Americans tion – The Oral/Systemic Connection, based on a course designed for medical may have sleep apnea—typically asprofessionals by physician Bradley Bale sociated with insomnia, tiredness and and Amy Doneen, an advanced regis- less oxygen in the body—95 percent of affected individuals go undiagnosed. Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer tered nurse practitioner, co-founders To help, Milligan suggests that before for Natural Awakenings. Connect at of the Bale/Doneen Method for the going to bed we lower the thermostat prevention of heart attack, stroke and 12

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s a health coach, Patricia Murphy’s mission is to help women age 40 and up imagine, design and create their best lives. “I believe everyone has the right to live a healthy, energetic, vibrant life! As we ladies progress through our lives, we find the things we used to do to be healthy and vital lose their effectiveness,” says Murphy, who combines scientific principles, health education theory, and firsthand experience to put together the most effective lifestyle plans for each client. “We celebrate and accentuate the positive, while eliminating that which no longer serves us.” Murphy enjoys working in a collaborative fashion to help clients set goals and discover the most effective ways to make meaningful, real world changes resulting in long term success. “There is no one size fits all program that works for everyone. I look at the whole person—their nutrition, exercise, sleep, career, stress and relationships.” Murphy strives to provide every client thorough support, guidance and accountability in a non-judgmental and compassionate manner. “We do focus on goals and work hard, but I make the process fun and exciting too!” she says. As a compliment to health coaching programs, Murphy also offers the latest in non-invasive laser body sculpting treatments. The painless treatments effectively jumpstart and support your efforts in making changes in your lifestyle and body. “Laser treatments are a powerful addition to your healthy lifestyle toolbox, and are very motivational in that you will start to see changes a little faster,” she says.

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How Qigong Healed a Wounded September 11th Firefighter by Jonathan Henderson


n duty the morning of September 11, 2001, Jonathan Henderson searched for lost friends after the tower collapsed and then volunteered for 30 days of 12-hour shifts to recover their remains. That day, 343 firefighters died and the death toll is still climbing as a result of breathing in toxic particles.


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My lungs and sinuses suffered major damage at the trade towers site and everything from hearing loss to depression set in, which caused me to balloon to over 300 pounds. At a funeral for a firefighter who died of September 11th related lung cancer, I looked around at the low turnout and mentioned my disappointment to our Lieutenant. Looking at the small number attending he said, “I’ll show up for your funeral.” I replied, “I’ll show up for yours too, pal.” Seeing we were a dying breed and there was major mishandling of healthcare for firefighters impacted by September 11th is what motivated me to find natural solutions. At the time, I had no prior knowledge of qigong. However, during a spiritual vision I saw my healthy-self on a beach practicing a slow martial art. I moved to San Diego to make the healthiest version of me and ate organic foods and smoothies. I also removed toxic foods and people from my life during a two-year sabbatical to get well. Soon I was led to a mind-body studio and attended powerful qigong classes. During a “Breath Empowerment” my lungs never felt so big! My ribcage had expanded and I felt real energy surge through me like nothing I had ever known. I was buzzing for days after. The studio was promoting a large seminar called “Qi Revolution” and I attended based on their sugges-

tion. Initially I felt out of place with what seemed like a mostly New Age crowd but when I did the practices with hundreds of others it felt even more powerful than what I had known from my small group. Pressing on qi, concentrating on breath, and moving slowly had a great effect on me and others in attendance.  I found qigong practice slowed my overly-active New Yorker mind allowing me to focus on giving my body and soul some long overdue healing energy. September 11th anniversaries are emotional for those connected. On September 11, 2013, I was with San Diego FDNY retirees aboard the USS Midway reading names of rescue workers and flight crews lost 12 years earlier. That morning I woke up and went to the beach and did Supreme Science Qigong Level-1 healing form with a rising sun. I did it by myself, for myself, for the first time ever and I felt energy pulsing and surging all around me. It was as my spiritual vision showed me.  It made the most difficult day of the year easier somehow and gave me peace and calmness that stays with me now. Since finding qigong I’ve not taken addictive prescriptions and I’ve had tremendous results with Foodbased Healing.  I’ve lost 80 pounds and my lung capacity shows significant improvement. Everyone can help themselves with qigong, especially my firefighter family. Anyone seeking improved physical health, specifically better lung capacities, will benefit greatly from the Qi Revolution seminar. Qi Revolution comes to the Albuquerque Convention Center July 15 to 17. The total cost is $99 for two days and one night of training. The event is open to the public and firefighters and veterans are admitted free. For more details, call 800-298-8970 or visit See ad back cover.

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s a well-known psychic medium, lecturer and author of eight books, John Edward relies on more than his five senses for gathering information. His highly developed extra-sensory perception (ESP)—a term coined by Duke University researcher J.B. Rhine—affords Edward the ability to acquire information by paranormal means, independent of any known physical sense or deduction from previous experience. Edward’s personal mission as a medium enables him to help individuals become more comfortable with the idea of death. Additionally, his personal readings bring individuals hope by reuniting them with those they love that have crossed over. On his internationally syndicated television shows, Crossing Over with John Edward and John Edward Cross County, Edward’s deeply compelling and occasionally humorous approach has earned him a loyal following. A professional medium requires a 18

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well-developed psychic capacity and essential, less obvious aptitudes that many of us would find nearly impossible. These range from unquestionable trust in an invisible world and the capability to suspend judgment to the need for control, healthy self-esteem and solid grounding, as well as a lack of fear about death and a deep sense of compassion. Just as important are the willingness to be open to multiple possibilities without choosing one, acceptance of and comfort with the unknown, and an ability to see the bigger picture. Natural Awakenings caught up with Edward to glean some insight into the man and his latest endeavors.

What motivated you to master the aptitudes of a professional medium? I have a deeply rooted sense of empathy and compassion that can only be

Do you use any of these aptitudes in your personal life? No. I have a very normal life of eating, sleeping, writing, playing with my kids and dogs and hanging out with my wife. In fact, like millions of individuals, I’ve wrestled with bad eating habits and weight gain. In my childhood, food was a big part of our Italian household. I was a finicky eater, so my mom, grandma and aunts fattened me up with the foods that I loved: white bread, Drake’s Devil Dogs, Hostess Cupcakes and Pepsi in my milk. It was the only way I would drink it. Unfortunately, I drank a lot of diet soda over the years and damaged my hypothalamus, which I am now in the process of healing with supplements. My weight yo-yoed until I was 40. The weight-loss tricks quit working, my metabolism slowed down and my

weight crept up faster than ever before. My friends and family dared me to do Weight Watchers. I accepted the challenge to show them that it wouldn’t work. The 25 pounds I dropped made me realize that the program works because it made me aware and accountable for my choices. When I lecture now and people tell me that I got skinny, I respond: “No, I got smart, accountable and aware of what I put into my body.” Few individuals realize that if they don’t drop the fork and join the gym, their fat, like energetic clutter, takes up space in their energy field. I am more aware of my physical and energetic health now than ever before, and I take better care of myself. I make better and more informed choices. For example, I had my mercury fillings removed and replaced.

Have your lifestyle changes affected your ability to do readings?

a Zevia cola instead of my old faithful—a Hershey bar and a diet soda— which once provided my secret energy boost before taping a show. Although my lifestyle changes aren’t reflected in my ability to do readings, they have made a noticeable difference in my physical body. It’s the instrument that has to stay in tune for the energy to come through it.

What is your latest Evolve program about? It’s a one-year membership that allows me to interact globally with members. Among the many benefits to the Evolve community is our exclusive web series, “Evolve with John Edward”, where a new episode debuts every Sunday filled with Evolve member readings, special guest interviews and metaphysical and lifestyle content from myself and our Evolve contributors. Overall, I would say our Evolve members appreciate the supportive community that they are part of.

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Gay Hendricks on Nurturing Love in Midlife Why Growing Up Can Mean Loving Better by S. Alison Chabonais


Probably the bigay Hendricks gest factor is that people and his wife, in the second half of Kathlyn, have life tend to be open to discovered through learning and trying new working on their own things, such as adopting relationship and counour practice of schedseling hundreds of other uling two, 10-minute couples that the time conversations a week to from midlife onward oftake care of relationship fers the greatest opporbusiness: one covers tunity of any other pe“stuff talk”, the other riod to grow love. At a is “heart talk”. Often, mutual low point, they it only takes a few made the life-changing minutes of trying out a decision to rebirth their brand-new activity to marriage, tapping into Gay Hendricks and spark a major rebirth a new source of energy his wife, Kathlyn of intimacy. and rejuvenation that’s producing extensive How pivotal is self-love, a tough and surprising benefits. The Ojai, California-based couple, concept for many, in securing a both with Ph.D. degrees, co-authored healthy relationship? their first trailblazing bestseller, ConYou can only love another person to scious Loving, more than 20 years ago the extent that you love yourself. After and have published 30 other books, we take people through a process deincluding their latest, Conscious Loving signed to give them a clear experience Ever After. The Hendricks Institute that of loving themselves unconditionally, they founded annually offers workshops they often tell us that the experience and seminars in North America, Europe changed everything in their relationand Asia. Their nonprofit Foundation for ship. It’s powerful because so many of Conscious Living funds research, films us enter a relationship in an attempt to and scholarships related to relationship get the other person to love some part well-being. of ourselves that we don’t know how to love, which never works. Learning to love ourselves is an inside job. Why do you say the best relationships are possible in the second half What would you say is the biggest of life, including the greatest sex? challenge for midlife couples in a Childrearing responsibilities often decrease in our 40s and 50s, affording long-term relationship? more time and resources to invest in the It’s vital to get out of the rut of recycling quality of the relationship. Psychologiconflicts and predictable routines in orcal and spiritual maturity also comes der to liberate a new creativity. Creativity into play—the more deeply we know doesn’t have to be complicated or exourselves, the more able we are to com- pensive. It might be a matter of giving a municate meaningfully with our partner. new way to communicate a whirl or tak20

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ing a walk together instead of watching TV. Ultimately, relationships only thrive when both people make an ongoing commitment to investing time and energy to explore their own creative nature. One may elect to learn to play a musical instrument, while the other might take up gardening. The only requirement is that we take on new activities that have the capacity to surprise us. What tips do you have for those that are single during the second half of their life? Enjoy your singularity! Singlehood affords great opportunities. You can choose whether or not you wish to invest time and energy manifesting a mate. No law requires that everyone has to have an intimate relationship, but if you’d like to, go about the process consciously. First, work on learning to love yourself, because it’s wise not to depend on anyone else to do it for us. Second, figure out what we call your Three Absolute Yesses and Nos, the three most important qualities you want in a mate, and equally important, the three most important things you don’t want in a mate. It’s a good way to avoid mistakes. Why do you call blame “the crack cocaine of relationships”? When you blame another person for something, you fire up adrenaline both in yourself and the other person. Adrenaline is manufactured by our bodies and is highly addictive. Blame also typically produces a defensive reaction, causing a harmful cycle of two-way criticism and defensiveness that can go on for years. One couple we counseled had been having essentially the same argument since their honeymoon 29 years earlier—so addicted to the adrenalized “cocaine” of blame that it had become a permanent feature of their relationship. The answer is for each person to take healthy responsibility for issues in the relationship and together seek ways to both break unhealthy habits and replace them with mutually satisfying ways of relating. S. Alison Chabonais orchestrates national editorial content for Natural Awakenings magazines.


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HAPPY ALL DAY Simple Daily Practices for a Happier Life by Judith Fertig


hroughout the past decade, success researchers and positive psychologists have sketched out in broad strokes the big picture of our elemental yearning for happiness. According to Martin Seligman, Ph.D., and his colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, inner happiness derives from four basic elements: positive emotion, relationships, meaning in life and accomplishment. What we want to know now is how to instill happiness into daily practices. In her latest book, Better Than Before: Mastering The Habits Of Our Everyday Lives, happiness expert Gretchen Rubin fleshes out the needed details. She maintains that the shift into a happier way of being can be as simple as changing our habits, which she terms the invisible architecture of daily life. Rubin found, “We repeat about 40 percent of our behavior almost daily, so our habits shape our existence and our future. If we change our habits, we change our lives.” We can start small in sometimes surprising ways that encourage personal, family, workplace and community well-being. 22

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Israeli-born Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D., a former Harvard lecturer and author of the bestselling Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment, had 854 students enroll in one of his pioneering classes on happiness in 2006, the highest enrollment for any class at the time. “Students explored ways to apply these ideas to their life experiences and communities,” he says. Today, he lectures and consults worldwide on the science of happiness, or “optimal being and functioning”. Ben-Shahar suggests we cultivate three personal habits. The first one is to simplify, saying, “We need to turn off our phones, email and other distractions at home, so we can fully be with the people we care about and that care about us. Time affluence—time to enjoy and appreciate—is a predictor of happiness.” The second is to exercise. “We were not meant to be sedentary,” he says. The third is to meditate. “Meditating helps us to develop extreme resilience to negative emotion.” Ken A.Verni, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist in Highland Park, New Jersey,

endorses the importance of a mindfulness habit. In his new book, Happiness the Mindful Way: A Practical Guide, Verni outlines easy, step-by-step actions to form a new happiness habit that concurrently reduces stress and increases enlightenment. He starts with what he calls “compassionate attention”; being fully awake or present in our lives without judging what we’re thinking. When we view our thoughts as events in the mind, he says, conscious selfobservation introduces a space between our perceptions and responses, allowing us to view our thoughts as separate from the person we really are. Complementary methods may include breathing techniques or body awareness that help shift us away from anxious, “What if?” speculations into the ever-present now. With just a few minutes of mindfulness a day—the first thing in the morning or at night before retiring—according to Verni, “We can shift our relationship to ourselves and our life experiences in a way that allows for greater spaciousness, acceptance and compassion, and in doing so, can dramatically improve the quality of our lives.”

Daily Joy at Home Another way to improve the quality of our life is to reverse one habit. Shonda Rhimes, creator of TV dramas that include Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, admits that she’s a driven, Type-A person in her new book, Year of Yes. A busy career in Los Angeles, three children and little leisure left her feeling unhappy, so instead of reciting her habitual, “No” to anything extraneous—like parties, eating chocolate chip cookies or spending a lazy afternoon chatting with an old friend—she decided to change that habit to, “Yes.” One of Rhimes’ most profound revelations occurred after she responded positively when her children asked her to play. She observes that kids don’t want that much from us and playtime rarely involves more than 15 minutes; when we give them access and attention, it makes everyone feel good. Rubin agrees that it’s the little things that can contribute to family happiness. As a New York City mother of two, she decided that she’d be happier

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if she knew she was creating family memories. She started regularly preparing “special occasion” family breakfasts, a relatively easy meal to customize. She says, “Studies show that family traditions support children’s social development and strengthen family cohesiveness. They provide the connection and predictability that people crave. I know that I enjoy a holiday more when I know exactly what we’re going to do and when we’re going to do it.” Home for Matthieu Ricard, a biochemist turned Buddhist monk, could be a Nepalese monastery or a seat at scientific conferences around the world. As the author of Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill, he defines happiness as a deep sense of flourishing that arises from an exceptionally healthy mind. “It’s not a mere pleasurable feeling, a fleeting emotion or a mood, but an optimal state of being,” he says. In order to nurture it, Ricard recommends taking some time each day for quiet reflection, noting, “The con-

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templative approach consists of rising above the whirlpool of our thoughts for a moment and looking calmly within, as if at an interior landscape, to find the embodiment of our deepest aspirations.” By cultivating attention and mindfulness, the cares of everyday life become less burdensome. Such a spiritual practice of just sitting quietly for 10 minutes a day, observing the thoughts that randomly cross our minds, and then gently shooing them away, can be enormously beneficial, he says, as it helps us put things in perspective and aim for continuous calm.

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Dallas happiness researcher Shawn Achor, founder of Goodthink, Inc., and author of The Happiness Advantage, applies the science of happiness to the workplace. His research echoes the personal positivity of Ziemer, Verni and Ben-Shahar’s approaches to nurturing Flipping the Switch Changing thought habits to focus on the happiness. “Happiness is such an incredible advantage in our lives,” says Achor. good things in life is an approach that works for clients of Mary Lynn Ziemer, “When the human brain is positive, our intelligence rises and we stop diverting a life coach in Estero, Florida. Ziemer suggests we “flip the switch” from nega- resources to think about anxiety.” The tive thinking and make a habit of start- Harvard Business Review published his ing our day being positive and grateful research results: “Creativity triples and productive energy rises by 31 percent. for 10 minutes. She recommends we Sales rise by 37 percent and the likelistart by doing deep breathing—four hood of promotion rises by 40 percent.” seconds breathing in, hold for seven

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I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health. ~Voltaire

focusing on their breathing. This drops their stress levels and raises accuracy rates. It improves levels of happiness and it takes just minutes.”

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We can foster happiness habits at home, at work and in the community. Achor’s method is helping people Rubin suggests starting such a group, rewrite the way they think by first looking akin to a self-help book club or bridge for positives at work. Workers write down group, but with extra benefits. She even three highly specific, positive things offers a free starter kit for those that about their workday for 21 consecutive want to try it, available via Gretchen days. Rather than just, “I love my job,” acknowledge, “I love my job because In addition to the happy exchange I get to help people every day.” Or, “I of ideas and success stories, happiness love my morning tea because it gets me habits group members also have the bengoing.” Achor reports that at the end of efit of being accountable to each other. the period, “Their brain starts to retain a Others can help us continue to color in pattern of scanning the world not for the the details supporting and forwarding the negative, but for the positive first.” broad brushstrokes of positive emotions, Taking a work break for two relationships, meaning in life and accomminutes of mindfulness is also effecplishments in a down-to-earth, fun way. tive. “We did this at Google,” he says. “We had employees take their hands Judith Fertig blogs at AlfrescoFoodAnd off their keyboards for two minutes a from Overland day to go from multitasking to simply Park, KS.

HAPPIER IN JUST MINUTES n Journaling for two minutes about one positive experience we’ve had over the past 24 hours allows our brain to relive it. n Exercising, including 15 minutes of cardiovascular action a day, teaches our brain that our behavior matters and improves our mood. n Meditating for even a few minutes at a time relieves an overloaded brain and allows it to focus on one thing at a time. n Writing one quick email in the morning praising or thanking someone we work with or just to make them happy will make us feel a sense of social support, a great predictor of happiness. Source: The Happiness Advantage, by Shawn Achor

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has also been shown to be effective for weight loss, pre-and post-operative surgery pain and smoking cessation. Natural Awakenings recently caught up with several local hypnotherapists to learn more about them and their areas of expertise in the field of hypnotherapy.

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hile many of us think of hypnotherapy as a contemporary modality, its roots go back centuries. The word “hypnosis” stems from Hypnos, the famed Greek God of Sleep, in Greek mythology. Although hypnosis has been used throughout history, it didn’t become popular until the 1800’s, with the help of Austrian physician Franz Mesmer, known to many as the Father of Hypnosis. It has experienced mainstream popularity in recent years, due to its reputation for being an effective, non-invasive modality. Hypnotherapy addresses the subconscious mind which governs most of our behavior, reactions and thoughts. Therefore, through relaxation it has a chance to work at the core of the problem and can eliminate conditions surprisingly fast. Hypnotherapists use a variety of relaxation techniques to help their client achieve a state of hypnosis. During a hypnotherapy session, as one enters an altered state of consciousness, their body relaxes and their thoughts become more focused. This trance-like state allows the person’s subconscious mind to become more responsive to images and suggestions presented to them by a hypnotherapist. While individual responses vary, studies have shown that most people are highly suggestable while in a hypnotic state and respond favorably to hypnotherapy. Common conditions that respond well to hypnotherapy include irritable bowel syndrome, headaches, insomnia, addictions, stress-related issues, anxiety, PTSD, phobias, muscular pain, and skin disorders to name just a few. Hypnosis

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Christian Raphael, founder of Christian Raphael Hypnotherapy in Albuquerque, shares that hypnosis is a natural state with numerous beneficial characteristics. “We go in and out of hypnosis several times a day. You have been in hypnosis if you have ever cried at a movie or become fully engaged in a book or play or cheered for a sports team. Hypnosis happens when we relax that part of our mind that says ‘no, I can’t.’ Therapy happens as we focus on a positive outcome we want to experience,” he says. Raphael states that hypnotherapy sessions with a highly trained professional hypnotherapist are an ideal option for those who want to achieve a certain goal where will-power has not worked. Raphael is a full-time Certified Medical Support Clinical Hypnotherapist, a Fellow of the International Board of Hypnotherapy, an Associate Instructor at the Hypnotherapy Academy of America, an Investigative Hypnotherapist with the National Institutes of Health Study on Overactive Bladder Syndrome, and an Approved Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. He is trained in, teaches and specializes in Medical Support Clinical issues including smoking cessation, weight loss, accelerated healing, and interpersonal issues. “I offer complimentary consultations. Call now and discover how to achieve your goals naturally,” he adds.

Board Certified Hypnologist Dr. Ivonne Lassalle has been a student of transcendental philosophies for many years. “That led me to understand the importance of energy and vibration in our lives.  The mind generates thoughts which have resonance and vibration.  These, in turn, determine our actions which determine the experiences we go through,” she explains.  “So, in essence, our thoughts are a magnet and ‘attract’ the experiences we go through. Therefore, by understanding and modifying our subconscious beliefs we can modify our experiences in life.” Lassalle feels that hypnosis can help anyone interested in identifying and modifying their subconscious David B. Fisher Hypnotherapy beliefs to improve the quality of their 819 Vassar DR NE lives.  “Hypnotherapy has a variety of Albuquerque, NM techniques to enable the individual to 505-463-7392 identify solutions to their issues.  It helps people deal with a variety of issues See ad page 17. including, insomnia, insecurity, anxiety, shyness, etc.,” says this practitioner, who Danelle Becklund, CH, founder of In- enjoys using a combination of astrology nerSpiral Hypnotherapy in Albuquer- and hypnosis in her practice. “Many of que, was guided to study hypnosis nine my clients are excited about combining years ago because she was searching both modalities towards understanding for a way to work on a deeper level themselves better.  By understanding with her clients.  “I have always been through astrology the planet energy that fascinated by the power of the mind. is challenging for them, then the client Hypnosis is a very powerful tool that can work through hypnotherapy with can tap into our unlimited potential that energy towards his/her benefit.” and help us heal by utilizing inner Some people do not require to ‘revisit’ healing resources,” she says. the experience to resolve it.  The approach Along with hypnotherapy, Beckalways starts with less invasive techniques.  Christian Raphael Hypnotherapy lund uses EMDR, alchemy, regression, Dr. Ivonne Lassalle 819 Vassar Dr. NE aromatherapy and EFT in her practice.  787-405-7745 or 505-900-1476 Albuquerque, NM She specializes in a variety of issues 505-918-6555 cluding confidence issues, pain relief, See ad page 7. stress reduction, trauma and anxiety.   See ad page 7. “I’ve found that hypnosis is particularly effective in the treatment of anxiety For those on the fence about trying hypDavid Fisher, founder of David B. notherapy, there’s no better time than the and stress,” she shares. “I had a client Fisher Hypnotherapy in Albuquerque, present to give it a try, whether as a standwho had several panic attacks a week always knew that he was meant to be a alone treatment, or in conjunction with and we did some hypnosis using a rehealer. “I was looking to pursue my healgression technique.  Through the process other healing modalities. Whether you’re ing purpose. A friend who attended a she was able to release the source of the dealing with chronic pain issues, weight spiritual training I was teaching suggestanxiety and her panic attacks stopped.” loss, anxiety or any other condition or ed that I would make a good hypnotherconcern, you’re sure to find a hypnotherInnerSpiral Hypnotherapy apist. A lightbulb went on,” he shares. apist that is the perfect match for you. This Reiki Master and practitioner Danelle Becklund, CH for over 19 years and Approved Facilita- 1111 Carlisle SE Hypnotherapy addresses the Albuquerque, NM tor of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, 505-321-4121 subconscious mind which works with a wide variety of concerns including anxiety, chronic pain, PTSD/ governs most of our behavior, trauma, performance goals and test See ad page 4. reactions and thoughts. anxiety. He has witnessed amazing 26

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things happen through the use of hypnotherapy, including helping a client reverse a trauma and achieve peace after witnessing the suicide of a boyfriend. “Another client, who had experienced vertebrae/muscle/nerve issues from being involved in multiple auto accidents, learned to manage pain and reduce medications from 30 down to 25—all pain related.” Fisher, who considers himself spiritual in nature, believes in living a balanced life. He practices yoga and meditation regularly and is a student of A Course of Miracles and The Arica School of Knowledge, Wisdom and Meditation.


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ody & Brain is a national leader in holistic health and wellness. New Mexico Regional Director Hong-ik Cheong, known to the community as Master Hong-ik, brings powerful and unique healing and spiritual leadership to the members. She has studied and practiced the principles of energy, healing and spiritual guidance for over 19 years and is creating amazing results for her members while spreading the positive effects of this practice throughout of New Mexico. Body & Brain’s classes in yoga, tai chi, meditation, detox, and rhythmic movement combine East Asian healing and energy philosophies. “Body & Brain isn’t just for your physical health; it is also exercise to open your mind and heart. You will enjoy a deep experience of power, serenity, joy and emotional stability that ripple effects into all areas of your life,” explains Cheong. What makes Body & Brain unique is their brain-based approach to comprehensive wellness. “Overall health starts with a healthy brain, since it regulates all bodily functions, emotions, and thoughts. We utilize our own five step approach to activate the brain through a deep mindbody connection. Your brain is the key,” adds Cheong. Introductory private sessions with Master Hong-ik are available for $29. Body & Brain Yoga and Tai Chi 6300 San Mateo Blvd. NE, #C3 Albuquerque, NM • 505-797-2211 See ad page 39.

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ravel is changing as vacationers increasingly value unique experiences over standard tourist fare. In addition to the option of couch surfing (, more people are making the most of house rentals, swapping and sitting, plus various home stays via AirBnB (AirBnB. com). All expand options for affordable journeys tailored to their needs. AirBnB accommodations range from private studios to family-sized homey spaces, encompassing tiny houses, treehouses, geodesic domes, yurts, container cars, caves, lighthouses, working ranches,

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boats and apartments. “My best AirBnB rental was camping for two weeks in a Hawaii home garden next to a big tree; my host forgot to mention the big, friendly dog,” she says, recalling an unexpected wake-up greeting. Hosts find providing rentals a way to monetize unused space, meet new people and showcase their area. Beth Everett, an Oregon author, offers an AirBnB detached backyard studio space. “We moved from New Jersey to Portland two years ago, and the extra income lets me stay home to write,” she says. House swapping is another option for soaking in local color. Preparation is key and includes a notebook’s worth of helpful details shared in advance, as well as onsite. Most exchanges involve a series of Skype sessions for questions and answers. Leasa Sanders McIntosh, an executive recruiter, swapped her Denver home for a month in Kona, Hawaii. “We traded cars and joked that we even traded cats. We swapped three times before they moved to the mainland.” This summer, she’ll swap to be at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Susan May, an established advocate of organ donation from Cartersville, Georgia, traded homes and cars to take her four teens to Europe. “We visited 13 countries, spending two weeks in Wales and three in Germany. We saw fireworks in Paris on Bastille

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Day and joined the Highland Games, in Scotland,” she says. “I want our family to be more than just tourists passing through Westernized hotels with no real contact with local folks. Exchanging homes is an ideal way for a family to travel inexpensively.” Housesitting fan and senior technical recruiter Rachel Burke, of Santa Monica, California, has stayed for free in London, Cape Cod and Palm Springs, California, using TrustedHouseSitters. com. “This way, homeowners can travel without leaving pets in a kennel while unpaid housesitters avoid hotel expenses and gain a chance to be a native in a different location,” she says. “Last year, I watched a five-story home in a London suburb while the owners visited Portugal for three weeks.” She shares shots of her favorite spots at Tinyurl. com/FunLondonPhotos. Burke combines housesitting with AirBnB by renting her apartment when she travels. “A couple of years ago, I paid $1,800 for a two-week trip to Thailand and charged $125 a night for my apartment, making my trip to Thailand free,” she relates. Burke lives near the Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach and Hollywood, all prime destinations. With 50,000 listings in 150 countries, tweaks the AirBnB experience in that hosts are more involved in their guests’ local

adventures. Cuba currently tops desired destinations for U.S. travelers, with most rentals in the capital, Havana, the nearby artistic enclave of Trinidad or rural Vinales. Many hosts arrange airport transfers, tours, visits to attractions, bicycle rentals, restaurant reservations and transportation to other Cuban locales. Hosts usually speak several languages, including English, and may even teach guests to play Cuban-style dominoes. Eco-friendly homestays are available, too, ranging from a private Nicaraguan island independently powered by solar panels and a Spanish farmhouse off the grid to an organic farm in Thailand or eco-lodge in South Africa. An Austin, Texas, listing notes, “Everything is reclaimed, recycled or repurposed. We have an infused honey business. We’re laid-back and practice good karma and a healthy, drama-free lifestyle.” Homestay’s average nightly rental is $46. While some guests are students, the majority are 35 and older, vacationing on substantial salaries; they simply prefer the local color. Vacations needn’t be expensive, but they should be memorable. The biggest challenge may be deciding where to go first. Connect with freelance writer via

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is on the way. Wetting it will begin the process. Applying either ice packs or ice cubes in a plastic bag wrapped in a towel to avoid freezing the skin also helps. Recommended spots for the packs are on the back of the neck, armpits and groin, as these areas have large arteries and veins close to the surface. If possible, don’t spend much time on these actions, because getting the pet to the doctor quickly is the overriding goal. Administering homeopathic drops of arnica and hypericum via the mouth from a natural home first-aid kit while en route to the vet may assist healing. Treatment at the veterinary hospital involves continued cooling, including intravenous fluids and cool water enemas. Cooling the pet must be done quickly in order to restore enzyme systems to normal functioning. Hospitalization will likely be required to evaluate the patient for potential serious complications, including cardiac arrest, shock, septicemia, bloody diarrhea, and disseminated intravascular coagulation to ensure against a usually fatal disorder involving the pet’s blood-clotting mechanisms. With prompt assistance, most pets with heatstroke will recover, but treatment can be extensive by Shawn Messonnier and expensive. The most important aspect is initiating it early to prevent permanent s outdoor temperatures heat up, overwhelmed if their temperature rises organ and brain damage. pets may suffer from the effects quickly and a pet can’t remove itself Prevention is ideal and preferred of increased ambient temperafrom the surrounding warm environover the need for treatment. Guard against tures. While problems such as squament. Dogs such as pugs and bulldogs leaving furred pets outdoors for extendmous cell carcinoma and moist derthat have a short, broad skull are espeed periods of time during hot weather. matitis (skin hot spots) increase along cially at risk due to genetically impaired Pets that must be outside need protection with temperatures and amount of sun breathing structures; they can easily from the heat and sun in shaded areas exposure, the most serious heat-related overheat even in mildly warm weather. with access to plenty of fresh cool wa Ferrets and rabbits are especially health issue is heatstroke. Holistic ter; provide several water bowls. vets recommend some simple, comprone to heatstroke because they Opinion is divided about whether monsense steps that will help and also typically dwell in cooler temperatures. longer-haired pets seem more comfortpossibly save a pet’s life. As a result, these small mammals do able and have fewer weather-related Heat stroke in both people and best when housed indoors rather than problems if their hair is cut short, but pets develops when core body temoutside; outdoor time should be limited don’t cut it down to the skin, as that perature rises and stays above a certain and supervised. removes their protective coat and prelevel. In dogs and cats, the tipping point Heatstroke in pets is usually easy disposes them to sunburn. A good rule tends to be a body temperature higher to detect for a pet with a history of of thumb is that if it’s too hot for the than 106 degrees Fahrenheit. This can being in a hot environment from which pet’s person, it’s too hot for the pet. happen more quickly in overheated it cannot escape to cool itself in shade dogs and cats because they don’t have or water or take a refreshing drink. Shawn Messonnier, a doctor of veterithe ability to sweat in order to cool off Excess panting, dark red gums and a nary medicine practicing in Plano, TX, like people do; this is due to a lack of “hot feel” to the ears and hairless skin is the award-winning author of The eccrine sweat glands over most of their of the abdomen are clues. Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats body surface. First-aid involves quickly cooling and Unexpected Miracles: Hope and Panting can reduce body temthe animal and notifying the veterinarHolistic Healing for Pets. For more perature, but is inefficient and easily ian that a pet suffering from heatstroke information, visit


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dos to thaw and mash over gluten-free toast; and frozen banana slices to layer over nut butter.   Canadian Ella Leché, a mother of two daughters best known for her website, is the new author of Cut the Sugar, You’re Sweet Enough cookbook. She came to a plant-based lifestyle in 2008 after a whole foods diet helped her overcome a chronic illness. Her blog documents her journey to wellness—one healthy change at a time. Leché, a graphic designer and photographer in Mississauga, near Toronto, started an elimination diet four months after the birth of her first child, when she noticed puzzling symptoms. “I started to make small changes and slowly but surely, I began to recover,” she says. Today her diet is 90 percent vegan and gluten-free. “I had a sweet tooth, but I didn’t have the balance thing figured out,” Leché admits. Foregoing sugar was hard emotionally, even though her body had difficulties with sugar, which seemed correlated to frequent headaches and mood slumps. Slowly, she started emby Judith Fertig phasizing naturally sweet, pure foods lanning ahead is an effective key prep,” she explains. “After a visit to our like dates and fruits and found other to healthy eating and weight man- Sunday farmers’ market, I work in the ways to ease cravings. “Starting the day agement. Having healthy snacks kitchen for a few hours so I’m ready to with a savory, healthy breakfast can cut available, both savory and naturally go on Monday and for the rest of the sugar from your diet because the sweet sweet, helps us to conquer cravings and week.” Whenever hunger threatens to taste on our tongue essentially sets the avoid a sugar rush—or slump. derail her from a whole-foods, nutrient- brain into craving sugar,” she says. Between-meal nutritious and delidense diet, Museles is equipped with Leché enjoys involving her chilcious snacks can be easy to make. Plus, options like protein balls and carrot dren in making snacks like healthy unlike commercial foods, we know their hummus. She’s also learned that having turnip or kale chips. When she gets a ingredients. Here, Natural Awakenings naturally sweet foods at hand helps hankering for something sweet, she has tapped two plant-based whole divert cravings, realizing, “You just chooses her special cranberry and foods experts and cookbook authors for want a sweet thing more if you think chocolate protein balls, sweetened with their best snack recipes and tips. you can’t have it. Plus, I think better dried fruit and bolstered with almonds “Healthy happens when we’re when my blood sugar is stable.” and walnuts. They take minutes to make prepared,” says Elise Museles, of Wash- Museles combines naturally sweet and keep in the refrigerator for a week ington, D.C., the mother of two sons dried fruits such as goji berries and tropi- or in the freezer for up to three months. who writes at cal coconut to make a handy snack mix.   Having easy-to-prepare, whole blog and recently released Whole Food “Like blending smoothies, this basic food snacks on hand keeps families Energy: 200 All Natural Recipes to trail mix can have many variations,” she happily snacking on quick bites and Help You Prepare, Refuel, and Recover. says. on track with healthy eating. “It’s not “Nutritious is delicious; healthy doesn’t She also suggests maintaining a a diet, it’s a lifestyle,” says Museles. “If have to be bland and boring.” she says. well-stocked freezer. Museles freezes you like recipes that are good for you, Nor does it take hours to make. berries in season to pop in the blender it’s a sustainable lifestyle.” “I pick one day a week to do meal for smoothies; pitted and peeled avoca Judith Fertig is the author of the awardwinning Back in the Swing Cookbook Natural Awakenings recommends using organic and non-GMO and blogs at AlfrescoFoodAndLifestyle. (genetically modified) ingredients whenever possible. from Overland Park, KS.

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Natural Quick Snack Recipes

Turnip and Beet Chips Yields: Up to 4 servings 4 turnips, peeled 4 beets, peeled ¼ cup grapeseed oil or other neutral oil 1 tsp sea salt Preheat the oven to 325° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice the turnips and beets using a mandolin and place in a large bowl. Drizzle the oil over the vegetables, sprinkle with the salt and toss to fully coat. Bake for 15 minutes, turning over chips halfway through the baking time. Then lower the temperature to 200° F and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes, until golden. Source: Cut the Sugar, You’re Sweet Enough, by Ella Leché

¾ cup water Juice of ½ lemon 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast flakes ½ tsp sea salt

5 Medjool dates, pitted ¼ cup raw cacao powder 1 to 2 Tbsp chocolate or vanilla protein powder 1 to 2 tsp water 1 tsp vanilla extract 4 drops liquid stevia

Preheat the oven to 300° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Process all of the ingredients in a food processor until a dough forms.

Make sure the kale leaves are thoroughly dry. Tear them into large pieces and place in a large bowl.

Turn off the processor, remove the blade and roll a teaspoon of the dough into a ball using the palms of the hands. Repeat with all the dough. Enjoy between meals or after a workout. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week, or in the freezer for up to three months.

Rinse and drain the cashews. In a food processor, process the cashews, bell pepper, garlic, water, lemon juice, yeast flakes and salt until a smooth paste forms. Toss the kale leaves in the paste to fully coat, and then place them on the baking sheet in a single layer; don’t overlap any. Bake for 15 minutes, then flip the leaves and bake another 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes before serving. Note: Alternatively, dehydrate the kale leaves in a food dehydrator for 8 hours on a high setting (no need to turn them over). Source: Cut the Sugar, You’re Sweet Enough, by Ella Leché

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Raw Cheesy Kale Chips Yields: 2 servings Bunch of kale, stemmed 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water for at least 2 hours ½ red or orange bell pepper 2 cloves garlic, peeled

Source: Cut the Sugar, You’re Sweet Enough, by Ella Leché

Chocolate Protein Balls Yields: 20 servings 1½ cups raw walnuts 1 cup raw pecans ½ cup naturally sweetened dried cranberries

Superfood Trail Mix Yields: About 3 servings This trail mix is loaded with antioxidants. Pack up a mason jar and store it at the office or other work station or make individual serving packets to take along on hikes. ½ cup sunflower seeds 1 cup walnuts 1 cup goji berries ½ cup coconut flakes ¼ cup cacao nibs Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and store in an airtight container. Source: Whole Food Energy: 200 All Natural Recipes to Help You Prepare, Refuel, and Recover, by Elise Museles natural awakenings

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

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Mindful Self-Compassion Group for Women – 6-8pm. Take the time and space to deepen into relationship with yourself, learn about self-love and self-care. $25-$40 or $160 for 8 week series. Facilitated by Bethany Moore-Garrison, LMHC. Mother Root Studio 926 Baca St. #5, Santa Fe. 505-252-2215

Yoga Basics – 11:30am-12:30pm. Get the most out of yoga by starting with a solid foundation of primary poses that build strength, flexibility, balance and body awareness. $95. High Desert Yoga-Nob Hill, 4600 Copper Ave NE, Albuquerque. Registration: 505-277-0077.

Pilates Specialty Class: Osteoporosis/Osteopenia – 4-5pm. Join Ray Kurshals for a specialty class on exercises and management for osteoporosis and osTurtleWomyn Moon Lodge – 6:30-9:30pm. A teopenia. $25. Pilates Santa Fe, 839 Paseo De Peralta, place where hormones are understood, and the Santa Fe. RSVP: 505-995-9700. door is open to women’s emotions, physical needs, and tapping the connection to the Earth Mother. SATURDAY, JUNE 11 We invite women from puberty up to discover the ABQ’s Second Saturday: Everything You Need gifts and power of the feminine mystic. Donations. to Know About Divorce – 9am-12pm. Non-biased Taa-naash-kaa-da, Las Vegas. RSVP: 505-414-1584. financial, emotional and legal advice from fied local professionals, providing people with the



knowledge, support, resources and trust that they need to survive the divorce process. $25/cash or 500-Hour Hypnotherapy Course Begins – Accel- credit card at door. One Executive Center, 8500 erated course in hypnotherapy taught in two-week Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque. 505-974-1358. modules. After completing 300 hours (Modules Register: 1-3), students are eligible for certification with the LeAP! Learning as a Practice – 9am-5pm. Do International Board of Hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy you approach your life with curiosity; with a pasAcademy, 2132 Osuna Rd, NE, Ste B, Albuquerque. sion to discover who what and why? Explore and Register: 505-767-8030. HypnotherapyAcademy. rediscover your natural learning impulse! Part of com/course-content. the Foundational Studies Series. $50. Academy for Group Readings – 6-8:30pm. Ten- to fifteen-minute the Love of Learning, 133 Seton Village Rd, Santa readings for groups of people in my office. The Fe. 505-995-1860. RSVP: readings will be messages, general information T’ai Chi Chih: Beginning – 12-3pm. You’ll learn for the individual, or messages from the deceased, T’ai Chi Chih quickly, then experience how it depending on what and who comes through. $20. helps you become more balanced; establish a new WithInLight Energy Therapies & Insight, 3620 relationship to life. $45. Tai Chi Chih Center, 3107 Wyoming Blvd, Ste 224, Albuquerque. WithInLightEubank NE, Ste 19, Albuquerque. Registration: 505-277-0077. Using Hypnosis for Stress Reduction – 6:15Past-Life Regression – 1-3pm. Regress to a past 7:30pm. 1st Mon. Featured for the monthly life where you will discover, access and activate group. $10. The Source. RSVP: 505-321-4121. 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 THURSDAY, JUNE 9 NE, Albuquerque. 505-918-6555. Cranio Sacral Basics – Jul 9-12. 9am-6pm. Learn to feel and connect to the basic cranial rhythms and Access Consciousness Bars – 5pm-10:30pm. see how they impact the body. Learn how to give Would you enjoy relaxing, unwinding and feeling a full basic session. $575. 140A Seton Village Rd, good? Visit the Access Bars booth at the Summerfest in the Heights for a 20-minute session for $20. SumSanta Fe. 505-428-9203. merfest entry is free. North Domingo Baca Park NE, Mindfulness to Improve or Develop Emotional off Paseo Del Norte between Wyoming & Louisiana. Intelligence – 6-7:30pm, June 9, 16, 23 & 30. Join 505-310-3764. Elena Browning, BS, ERYT, HtP in this 4-week series on learning how to develop a daily practice SUNDAY, JUNE 12 to increase your emotional intelligence. MindfulBlazing the Santa Fe Trail – 10am-2pm Travel ness meditation is an evidence-based modality that back in time on a photographic journey and promotes to keep your attention focused on the presdiscover American history along the Santa Fe ent moment. Cost: $150. To register, call Michelle Trail. Visit the sites where settlers plotted their at 505-925-4551 or email course, buried their dead and huddled in a round Country Two-Step and Swing – 7-8pm. Get into house during storms in an effort forge a new the swing of country dancing! Pick up the basics of life and nation. $10-20 donation. Taa-naash-kaacountry two-step and swing in this fun and ener- da, Las Vegas. getic course. $65. Double Time Dance Studio, 112 Morningside Dr SE, Albuquerque. Registration: 505-277-0077.

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MONDAY, JUNE 13 Abundance Group – 6-7:30pm. Deepen into the bounty of life through loving. $15. Bethany MooreGarrison, LMHC. Mother Root, 926 Baca St, #5, Santa Fe. 505-252-2215. Psychic Development Class – Jun 13, 20, 27, Jul 11, 18. 7-9pm. Learn to trust intuition, identify psychic abilities, and explore healing talents. Practice guided meditations to remain grounded, balanced, and connected and exercise intuitive skills by exploring a variety of psychic techniques. $150/person for 5 weeks. WithInLight Energy Therapies & Insight, 3620 Wyoming Blvd, Ste 224, Albuquerque.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15 Natural Joint and Muscle Support – 5:30-7pm. Learn about safe, natural options for supporting healthy muscles and joints and relieving occasional discomfort. Free. Vessel Health, 10601 4th St NW, Albuquerque. RSVP, Angela: 505-310-1790. Shamanic Journey Drum Circle – 6-8pm. Attendees will travel to spirit realms to meet totems, guides, teachers and be instructed in the process of journeying. Using monotonous, rhythmic tones people travel inwards to traverse time, space and realities to find guidance and peace. $35. WithInLight Energy Therapies & Insight, 3620 Wyoming Blvd, Ste 224, Albuquerque. Introduction to Meditation – 7-8pm. Director Juli Somers introduces a simple yet profound psychic meditation practice to release unwanted thoughts, gain clarity and develop energetic boundaries. Experience life from a place of wholeness and clarity. Free. Center For Inner Truth, 1807 2nd St, #84, Santa Fe. 505-920-4418.

THURSDAY, JUNE 16 The Mysteries of Manifesting – 6:30-9pm. We hear about manifesting whatever we want, but what works? What doesn’t? Is there a missing element? These questions will be answered in this class. $65. UNM Continuing Education South Building, 1634 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque. Registration: 505-277-0077.

THURSDAY JUNE 16 - JUNE 24 Psychic/medium healing sessions – Thurs. June 16th-Fri. June 24th. Schedule a private reading with human & animal psychic/medium Keri Ports. Join Keri at 3HO’s Summer Solstice Celebration held on the sacred mountain of Guru Ram Das Puri in Espanola. 20 mins/$65, 40 mins/$125, 60 mins/$185, 90 mins/$250. Contact Keri at or


savethedate 6th Annual Survivorship Event Beauty in all the Colors Hosted by The Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project (GCAP) this inspiring fundraising event celebrates the survivorship of women with gynecological and breast cancers. Featured are educational seminars by highly acclaimed Albuquerque oncologists, a fashion show, a luncheon and a silent auction.

June 18

For more information and to purchase tickets, call 505-610-9300 Hotel Albuquerque 800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Albuquerque


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Meet Mata Amritananda Mayi, renowned spiritual leader and humanitarian and receive her individual, loving embrace. Proceeds from Amma’s tours help to fund Embracing the World, Amma’s worldwide network of humanitarian projects active in more than 40 countries. Visit

Discover the groundbreaking healing system, Chumpi Illumination. Learn the art of muscle testing from master healer, teacher, and alchemist Eleanora Amendolara.

June 18 – June 22, Santa Fe Three free Public Programs June 18, 7pm; June 19, 11am; June 22, 7pm. Numbered tokens available 1 1/2 hours prior to program.

June 20-22, Retreat Pre-registration required

June 18-19 • 10am-4pm

Cost: $255 Registration: 505-795-7281 Puerta de la Luna 546 Harkel Rd, Santa Fe naash-kaa-da, Las Vegas. RSVP: 505-414-1584.

SUNDAY, JUNE 19 Summer Solstice Ceremony of Life – 6pm. Annual summer solstice service, followed by a potluck dinner. OakRose Academy of Light, 80 Canada Del Rancho, Santa Fe. Info, Rev Hilary: 505-795-1943.

Honoring Dad Fund-Raising Dinner in Santa Fe – 6:30-9:30pm. Enjoy the freshest flavors of the season expertly prepared by the chefs at a favorite restaurants on the Plaza, and get a chance to honor • • the Dads in our lives. Proceeds after dinner expense meeting-amma/north-america/santa-fe benefit the purchase of Taa-naash-kaa-da. Tickets $75 each. Tax deductible. RSVP: 505-414-1584. Healing Touch Level 2 Class – Jun 18-19. 8am-6pm both days. Learn about the energy field, techniques and meditations to encourage movement of healing TUESDAY, JUNE 21 energy; works in conjunction with traditional medicine. Beginner to advanced welcome. UNM Center Merlinite: Portals, Dimensional Travels & Refor Life, 4700 Jefferson Ave NE, Albuquerque. trieval – 6-8pm. Workshop discussion on portals – the misconception and do’s and don’ts of openRSVP, Barbara Welcer: 248-882-1706. ing and closing doorways. Using Merlinite, travel Essential Oils 101 – 10-11:30am. Learn to use pure, dimensionally to the Akash to retrieve information. natural essential oils to support your body and mind $35. WithInLight Energy Therapies & Insight, 3620 for optimal wellness. Free. Empowering Energy Wyoming Blvd, Ste 224, Albuquerque. WithInLightMedicine, 1420 Carlisle Blvd NE, #105, Albuquer- que. RSVP, Angela: 505-310-1790. French Bistro Cooking – 6-9pm. Take elegant Community Story Gathering Workshop – 1-5pm. French cuisine to a practical level and learn about Connect with elders; join Lifesongs co-founders the hearty foods found in the bistros, the simple little Molly Sturges & Acushla Bastible to discover simple restaurants of France. Bon appétit! $59. Los Altos ways to develop meaningful connections with an Christian Church, 11900 Haines NE, Albuquerque. elder through storytelling and creative expression. Registration: 505-277-0077. $25. Academy for the Love of Learning, 133 Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe. 505-995-1860. RSVP: ALo- THURSDAY, JUNE 23 Revealing the Pattern – 6:30-9pm. Do you respond Solstice Psychic Faire – 2-4pm. A psychic reading to your circumstances more through habit or choice? is a reading of a soul. We store experiences and cre- Join an exploration of habitual patterns and the wisations as pictures, symbols, colors in our energetic dom and freedom they may reveal. Free. Academy system. Find out what is affecting your creation for the Love of Learning, 133 Seton Village Rd, Santa space and how to move beyond limits. $10 per Fe. 505-995-1860. RSVP: reading. Center For Inner Truth, 1807 2nd St, #84, Santa Fe. 505-920-4418. SATURDAY JUNE 25 Hilton Buffalo Thunder Resort 20 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Santa Fe

TurtleWomyn Elder’s Healing Circle – 2-4pm. A group healing environment to create a healing energy that can assist the individual in removing physical, emotional or spiritual blockages. Each circle will focus on the group and its individuals. Open to women of grandmother age. Can’t make it - send a name to put in the circle. Donation.

Santa Fe Breathes – 10am-12pm. Reconnect body, mind and spirit. In this small group session, experience the profound yet simple healing that comes with conscious deep breathing. Relax, release stress and rejuvenate. Bring two blankets, reserve your space. $20. Center For Inner Truth, 1807 2nd St, #84, Santa Fe. RSVP: 505-920-4418.

Gentle Ways to Detox – 11am-1pm. Join Val Alarcón, integrative nutritionist and health educator, for an educational workshop on the health benefits of juicing. You will learn how juicing can support digestive health, improve metabolism, balance sugar levels, increase energy and support gentle detoxification. Cost: $75. Bring a notebook, pen & water bottle. To register, call Michelle at 505-925-4551 or email

and decrease in tension and pain. Cost: $15 per class; $75 for 6-week series. Contact Michelle Hale at or call 505-925-4551. Cranio Sacral Unwinding Meridians Rhythms – Jul 14-17. 9am-6pm. Explore deeper cranial rhythms and the neutral touch. Learn the unwinding process of the head, neck and the extremities. $575. 140A Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe. 505-428-9203.

Group Readings – 1-3:30pm. Ten- to fifteen-minute readings for a group of people in my office space. The readings will be messages, general information for the individual, or Mediumship (messages from the deceased) depending on what and who comes through. $20. WithInLight Energy Therapies & Insight, 3620 Wyoming Blvd, Ste 224, Albuquerque.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Exploring Limits, Finding Choice – Jul 16. 9am-5pm. Explore how habits of thinking and response limit your vitality, and remember the wonder of learning through your body as well as your mind. Part of the Foundational Studies Series. $50. Academy for the Love of Learning, 133 Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe. 505-995-1860. RSVP:

MONDAY, JUNE 27 Infertility Support Group – 6-7:30pm. Support, share wisdom and move into a deeper connection with your creativity. $15. Bethany Moore-Garrison, LMHC. Mother Root, 926 Baca St, #5, Santa Fe. 505-252-2215.

plan ahead Cranio Sacral Basics – Jul 9-12. 9am-6pm. Learn to feel and connect to the basic cranial rhythms and see how they impact the body. Learn how to give a full basic session. $575. 140A Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe. 505-428-9203. Healing Through Cancer – July 9. 11am-2pm. Join Val Alarcón, integrative nutritionist and health educator, for a personal, empowering and educational retreat on how to thrive through a cancer diagnosis. Cost: $75. Bring a yoga mat, comfortable clothing, note pad and pen, and an open mind and heart. If you are currently going through treatment, please consult with your physician before registering. To register, call Michelle at 505-925-4551 or email Awareness Through Movement – Jul 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, 9, 16. 6-7pm. Arrive towards a greater awareness of yourself by exploring movement. Benefits may include more options in movement and self-use; increase in balance, range of motion, and flexibility;

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savethedate Your Sacred Ambition Live Event Three days dedicated to YOU and your great work in the world. If you have a big dream in your heart and are looking for an authentic way to bring it forward, find support and embody that sacred calling, this event is for you.

August 4-6

Cost: $297 by June 30 Bring a Friend for $97 505-795-4751 your-sacred-ambition-2016.

The Healing Beyond Belief Weekend

Tamaya Hyatt, Albuquerque

Grand Master Healers Rachael and Robert Zink will be conducting this workshop on the Ruach Healing Method which allows healing on a variety of paradigms.

July 16 and 17 Early Bird Registration $149 After June 1 $199 For more information on this incredible weekend, call 775-298-5052 or visit: www.lawofattractionsolutions. com/upcoming-events. OptiMyism, 129 Kit Carson Rd, Taos 575-741-8545

Cranio Sacral Sphenoid Studies and Intelligence – Aug 13-16. 9am-6pm. Learn to increase the flexibility of the cranial base and allow the brain to function within the maximum space available. $575. 140A Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe. 505-428-9203. Cranio Sacral Talking to the Heart/Birth of Love – Aug 18-21. 9am-6pm. Learn to engage the intelligence of cells and organs and speak directly to structures inside the body. Release blockages from around the heart and heart protector and those of your client. $595. 140A Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe. 505-428-9203.

Healing Touch Level 1 Class – July 30-31. 8am6pm both days. Learn about the energy field, techniques and meditations to encourage movement of the energy, healing ourselves and others; works in conjunction with traditional medicine. Beginner to advance welcome. 16 CE’s Nurses & Massage Therapists. $325/before March 25, $365/after. UNM Why Slowing Down Matters – Jul 19. 6:30-9pm. Center for Life, 4700 Jefferson Ave NE, AlbuquerSo much competes for our attention we miss out on que. RSVP, Barbara Welcer: 248-882-1706. the richness in everyday life. It’s easy to go from one thing to another. In this evening of exploration, Intuitive Practitioner Certification — Sept 3. 36explore how you benefit from slowing down. Free. week course for those ready to answer the call to Academy for the Love of Learning, 133 Seton be a sacred space holder on behalf of their own and Village Rd, Santa Fe. 505-995-1860. RSVP: ALo- others’ empowerment. Chantal Fidanza, intuitive healer/certified light journey guide, for details: 438-1074. Santa Fe (San Marcos Area). TurtleWomyn Annual Hat’ii Hoya Camp – Sept 21-25. Enjoy music, storytelling, dancing and rites of passage. The Hat’ii Hoya 5-day camp launches girls coming of age, features young women coming into their own as teachers and healers, and honors the elder Wisdom Keepers who inspire us. Preregistration required, $250 holds your space. Taa-naash-kaa-da, Las Vegas. Info: Turtlewomyn. org/hoya-camp.html.

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La Montañita Co-op Westside Celebrations – Through Aug. A grand celebration of their newest location on Albuquerque’s Westside (3601 Old Airport Ave NW). The Co-op is throwing a 12week celebration. See website for more info and a calendar of events. Marketing Department: 505-2172015/2024.

Well Woman Drinks – 5:30-7:30pm. 3rd Wed. A supportive, social gathering to share our challenges and successes as women leaders, entrepreneurs and executives. Spend an evening reflecting and connecting and leave feeling empowered and rejuvenated. Hosted by Well Woman Life and Giovanna Rossi of the Well Woman Show on KUNM 89.9fm. Info, tickets:


Nia Class – 6-7pm. Nia is a barefoot technique and a blending of modern & jazz dance, aerobics, martial arts, yoga and body integration therapy. $9/ Transitions Radio Magazine, FM 98.1 – 8-11am. class; $30/4-class card. For more information, call With Alan Hutner, Elizabeth Rose and co-hosts, Michelle Hale at 505-925-4551. UNM Center For celebrating 30 years in broadcasting. Online, live Life, 4700 Jefferson Street NE, Albuquerque. streaming & archiving. 505-466-2616.



Spiritual Healings and Clairvoyant Readings – 5:30-7pm. Come for a short energetic tune up; release unwanted energies and reset at your own vibration. Receive communication and support for your current growth. Free/healings. $10/15 minute readings. Center For Inner Truth, 1807 2nd St, #84, Santa Fe. 505-920-4418. Radio Non-Profit – Hosted by Lainie Sevante’ Wulkan. Hear about NM non-profit organizations featured and paired up with national and global npos doing incredible work for their communities. Listen in.


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Qigong in the Park – 9-10am. Enjoy a vitalizing Qigong practice with certified Qigong instructor Loretta Shiver. Qigong supports optimal health and well-being, is easy and fun to do. Free. Altura Park, Morningside & Hannett NE, Albuquerque. 505-6811924.

Creative Wings Classes – Through June 7. 6-9pm. Reengage your creative passion and connect with your intuition. Skill and talent not required. Classes are a convenient way to tap into creativity without the commitment to a longer workshop. $195. 630Zeta Global Radio – Now listened to in 50+ coun530-5697. tries, ZGR focuses on authors, filmmakers, musiPranic Healing Clinic – 6:30-8pm. 1st & 3rd Tue. cians, artists and emerging leaders that consciously Experience no-touch clearing of congested energies shape our world today and making a powerful and energizing and balancing of the energy body. impact. May 18, 2016 in Free. First Unitarian, Social Hall, 3701 Carlisle Blvd Santa Fe and Albuquerque NE, Albuquerque. Rita: 505-298-4823.


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

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2132 Osuna Road NE, Suite B Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113 505-767-8030 Accelerated Hypnotherapy 500 hour complete Training for Certification in Hypnotherapy. Experiential Education Format. Scope of Practice Protocols. Free Introductory Classes. Support af t e r G r a du at i on . Me d i c a l Hypnosis Training. See ad on page 5.


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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.

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