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IN THIS ISSUE Volume 29 Number 5 • May 2010
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DANCE, DON’T DRIVE : RESILIENT THINKING FOR TURBULENT TIMES CHIP WARD The current culture will not yield easily to a new orientation where sustainability is the rule. We’re going to need all the expertise we can muster to understand how we have overloaded the carrying capacity of our planet and its ecosystems—and how we can tread from here on with a lighter footprint. KIDS’ SUMMER ACTIVITIES JANE LAIRD Catalyze your kids this summer: From printmaking to fencing, our summer guide has the most creative, engaging and off-the -beaten-track activities for your kids. TOUGH GIRLS ON SKATES ) KATHERINE PIOLI Playing a full contact sport is almost unheard of for women. One sport, however, defies traditional gender roles: Meet the Salt City Derby Girls.
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DON’T GET ME STARTED JOHN DEJONG Northwest Quad rant.
SLIGHTLY OFF CENTER: DENNIS HINKAMP Dear America: It ’s time for an intervention.
ASK THE SWAMI SWAMI BEYONDANANDA Green and bear it: Can going green get us out of the red and keep us in the pink? ENVIRONEWS AMY BRUNVAND Environmental news from around the state and the west.
THE WELL-TEMPERED BICYCLE COMMUTER STEVE CHAMBERS Why I ride: The two -wheeled time machine.
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BODY, MIND & WELLNESS LUCY BEALE Heating up with hot yoga— Sweating out winter ’s sludge.
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METAPHORS FOR THE MONTH SUZANNE WAGNER It takes mental discipline to reject patterns that do not serve the emergence of your authentic self.
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Urban decay at its best: finding a composter to love ou know those items on your lust list—the things you secretly want but have judgments about owning, or at least about acquiring for yourself? From the time I first saw one in a magazine, I have wanted a compost tumbler: the barrel kind with the handle you turn and the coffee grounds, tea bags, apple cores and all the rest of your kitchen refuse bounce around with the leaves, weeds and grass clippings as if this were a giant organic bingo game and in four to six weeks, out comes rich black gold; alchemy. But they were always so much more expensive than the bin types of commercially available composters —and ridiculous when compared to the ones my dad had made from scrap lumber and chicken wire. Nonetheless, the idea of cranking the handle and letting biology have its way with my yard and kitchen waste held an abracadbra sense of wonder for me, even before I had my own yard and cooked. Through the years, those more selfindulgent than I reported back their successes and failures with said tumblers: The big ones were hard to turn.
The small ones were too small. The handles broke. The most expensive model was clearly superior. Eventually I got the standard-issue brown recycled plastic bin with requisite pitchfork. I filled the bin and forgot about it, except to add more leaves when there was space. Years later, sure enough, it was full of compost. Last summer’s discovery of rats in the neighborhood revitalized my desire and gave it more imperative. Now, not only did I want a tumbling composter; I needed it. Then I saw a picture of a new style composter, at least new to me: The great ball seemed to almost levitate off its base of eight casters that allowed you to spin it in any direction. It look ed like a midget spaceship, a giant funky spider. It seemed as nifty, if not moreso, as the crank-style barrels. And it was half the price. Yes! my inner accountant said. You may have this one! And yes, said CA TALYST staffers Pax and Ben, we will assemble it for you! Only in retrospect did we realize that nowhere in the ad literature was there a word about “easy assembly.”
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The package arrived. We marveled at how a 71-gallon sphere could materialize from such a modest- sized box. Well, with almost 500 parts, I guess they add up. Pax decided to film the assembly process, with the idea of maybe posting it on the CAT website. Even in fastforward you would see what felt like hours of people sitting on the couch. You would see miniscule pieces connecting as if growing. You would see the couch cover slowly slipping off the couch as the working dudes slowly slithered to the floor, brows furrowed, and the line of homebrew empties grew longer. Eventually the globe was in two big sections. Their insides, lined with rivets and spiked with air tubes to accelerate decomposition, resembled the map of space and time which the dwarves had palmed in “ Time Bandits.” The guys finally had an orb and then the stand. The ball spun smoothly. The men were victorious. “ This makes anything at Ikea look like child’s play,” said Pax.
Now that it ’s been in rotation (so to speak) for a month, what ’s my opinion of this type composter? I already mentioned that putting it together requires smarts, patience or, in lieu of patience, beer. The brand is Ecomposter ( ECOMPOSTER .NET, also available at COSTCO.COM), $150. It holds 71 gallons. A smaller model (55 gallons) of a similar design is available and has many fewer parts. In fact, the ads for that one specify “assemble in 30 minutes!” That may be tempting. But if you garden and accumulate much kitchen waste, get the 71-gallon size. Or get two. (The bigger the bin, the faster the results, though.) Insistent as I was about the space agey base with casters, skip that part. (Some places sell it as a package; others, the rotating base costs extra.) The composter performs much, much better simply by rolling it on the ground. (In fact, I would go roll it around right now but it ’s snowing.) And yes, I’d say it ’s a better design than the barrel tumbler. I’m so happy I waited. u Greta is the editor and publisher of CATALYST.
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The job of government at all levels is to empower and enrich the lives of its citizens, not to chase the chimera of population growth targets. STORY AND PHOTOS BY JOHN DEJONG
he walkable city of our dreams is laid out in a dr aft master plan that Mayor Becker is touting and the S alt Lake City council will be considering for adoption in the next couple of months. Reading the master plan, it sur e sounds great. “Help the City create an environment that fosters an enhanced qua lity of life for Salt L ake City residents.” “Create vibrant, safe, highly connected and walkable neighborhoods.” “A great opportunity exists to create a multi-modal, environmentally sensitive, and well-connected transportation system that provides appropriate transportation choices.” There is only one problem with this master plan. Rather than building on what we have, here in Salt Lake City, the plan is to star t from scratch eight miles west of the heart of Salt Lake City. The land, owned by Kennecott, the Mormon Church and a ranch family and annexed by Salt Lake City in the 1970s sits astride of I-80 West of the International Center. It con-
sists of thousands of acres of former dumps and winter range for cattle and lies less than 10 feet above the Great Salt Lake. The verbiage in the draft Northwest Quadrant master plan sounds like something out of a F lorida swamp developer’s sales brochure. What is the reality? “Achieve rational and logical patterns of growth...” How can a new suburb as far away from downtown as Magna, Midvale or the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon be rational or logical? “It can develop into a complementary center to Salt Lake City’s Downtown, strengthening the City’s overall tax base.” You mean like Sandy? “A significant increase in housing within the Northwest Quadrant, along with employment growth, will help minimize the impacts of the region’s developmental pattern, shorten travel times, and aid in improving the area’s air quality.” How will a low- to medium-density suburb minimize any of that?
Who will buy this suburb in the sunset? Why, you! The master plan says little about how much this mirage will cost or who will pay for it. Let’s explore that topic for a minute. For a sense of perspective, about 180,000 people currently live in Salt Lake City. An expansion of 75,000 to 125,000 people, as envisoned, will require 40-65% of the infrastructure currently built in the city. While it’s impossible to get a fir m number on what kind of an investment that is, we can take a scientific wild-ass guess. Five or six more miles of TRAX should go for $400 million. A high school, two junior highs and a half dozen elementaries would up the tab another $400 million. A police station and a fir e station—say $100 million. Water— from the far end of the v alley, gas, electric, cable... let’s throw in half a billion. Curbs, gutters, roads, street lights, traffic lights, storm sewers (with pumps for the uphill climb). Parks, greenways, natural buffers, interpretive trails. Services: mosqui-
to abatement (the development will be near some of the most pr ime mosquito breeding land in the state), stench abatement (the Salt Lake City dump, a short bike ride away, is expected to continue operating for the indefinite future), dust abatement (Kennecott’s two large tailings piles sit right across I-80 from the NWQ) and noise abatement—the project will be close enough to I-80 to require sound barriers. Okay, let’s say $5 billion for infr astructure. That’s $200,000 per residence, if the build-out is 25,000 units. But, of course, most of that will have to be built and paid for before anyone moves in. And that brings it back to Salt Lake City’s current residents. We’re looking at a cool $100,000 per existing residence in the city, estimating 50,000 residences in the city. Some of this will be covered by impact fees assessed to the developers and paid by home-owners. But ask any of the cities and school districts on the west side of the valley whether impact fees cover their
expenses, and the answer will be a big â€œNo $ir!â€? This year the legislature passed a special assessment on the taxpayers in established school districts to pay for all the new schools that need to be built on the west side of the Salt Lake valley. These â€œopportunitiesâ€? can be funded a few other ways. The money could be borrowed and paid off by the residents over the next 40 years. Existing tax revenues of Salt Lake City could be shifted fr om Old Town to Nuevo Ciudad de Lago de Sal. The taxes in Salt Lake City could be raised to pay for them.
An estimated $5 billion for infrastructure to build the suburb means a cool $100,000 per current residence in Salt Lake Cityâ€”that means you (if you live in the city) and me. One problem is the question of who has been standing in line the longest. Old Salt Lake could be in a position like the property owners around the older freeways who have been waiting for sound barriers for 20 years while new subdivisions get sound barriers as soon as they are built out. Touted as â€œGreenfield,â€? the first 1,000 acres to be developed are the old Salt Lake City dump. Itâ€™s more like a brown field. The property owners have offered $100 million to help clean up the neighborhood, so to speak. If theyâ€™re offering that much, it will possibly cost a lot more than that. And that may be one reason this is being pushed as a residential development; the return on investment for a $100 million cleanup for land that would only be used for warehouses and light manufacturing is not even on most bean countersâ€™ charts. Marginal lands like the Northwest Quadrant are usually relegated to marginal land usesâ€”light industry, warehousing, the sort of thing where stench can be abided, so long as youâ€™re getting paid to put up with it and it only lasts eight hours . The highest and best use of the N orthwest Quadrant might just be a ver y low use.
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Why should Salt Lake City put residences in the Northwest quadrant when hundreds of acres of underutilized or fallow warehouse and industrial space exist along the Union Pacific tracks right through the middle of town?
Changing Salt Lake City into a walkable, energy-efficient 21st century city will take an enor mous investment. And it’s not just financial. The city will have to deal with the land-bankers who sit on their undeveloped assets waiting for the
There goes the neighborhood.. or habitat. Current residents of the Northwest Quadrant wondering what comes next.
Our first priority should be to maintain and cultivate the existing urban experience, not subsidize the real estate arm of the Mormon church or improve the bottom line of a marginal cattle ranch. The backers of the Northwest Quadrant believe that as many as 100,000 people would like to live in Salt Lake City rather than Provo, South Jordan or Murray. And they’re right. But the city they want to live in is not some salt flat nearly as far away from downtown as they are now.
next Redevelopment Agency project to help them suck fr om the public tit. We will need to rethink our zoning laws. Land-owners, bureaucrats and xenophobic neighborhoods have perverted zoning regulations to the point where residential and commercial uses are polarized like oil and water. The City has carved out new “mixed use” zones but it will take time before these have a meaningful effect on our cityscape. We can’t evolve the Salt Lake City
DON’T GET ME STARTED we’ve got if we’re spending billions of tax dollars in the N orthwest Quadrant. Make no mistake about it, if “we” decide to go there, the Northwest Quadrant will suck up Salt Lake City’s tax dollars like a 55gallon ShopVac. All 21 Salt Lake City community councils need to assert themselves and claim their due before we throw the Northwest anchor over the side. If we don’t, we can expect to see existing projects postponed, stalled or abandoned. Maybe we should just wait. If all that land is valuable as residential now, think how valuable it will be in 50 or 100 years. What’s the hurry? The rush to develop the last open space may be as short-sighted as the rush to develop every last bit of this nation’s oil and gas reserves, with no thought for those who will live in the future. Why would we even consider mass transit (to say nothing of roads and sewers) to a nonexistent suburb when supposedly funds are not available to adequately handle mass transit for Salt Lake City itself? We need buses that can handle a dozen bikes. We need TRAX trains that can carry 100 bikes and two dozen mopeds. We need traffic lights that sense pedestrian and bicycle traffic and change to accommodate them, not two- and threeton autos (as in “by oneself”). And we need more of us to be willing to walk, bike and take a bus or train if, when and because it is convenient, healthy and wise; who are willing to walk at least our Recommended Daily Allowance of a
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mile every day. How much might U.S. health care costs go down if everyone walked one mile a day? Can we design our neighborhoods and transportation system so that the amenities of a city are available to everyone within half a mile (four blocks) of home? Are we willing to change our shopping patterns? Can the places we work and play at be serviced with convenient transit? Salt Lake City has an ace up its sleeve in the broad streets Brigham Young blessed us with. We only need all four lanes ever y four or five blocks. The rest could be turned into greenswards, with one-lane access roads, filled with new civic improvements: Urban agriculture. Parks and recreation centers. Sports fields. Parking lots. Small-scale retail. All with solar on their r oofs. Maybe even some high-density housing around transportation hubs. What if intermodal hubs were conveniently located all across the city—places where bus and trolley lines converged with TRAX lines, bicycle paths and footpaths? The job of government at all levels is to empower and enrich the lives of its citizens, not to chase the chimera of population growth targets. What Salt Lake City needs is not a “model city” resemblig a suburb, built from scratch. What Salt Lake City needs are ideas on how to turn a sprawling city designed in the 19th century into a compact, efficient city of the 21st centur y. Now that would be a model city. u
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It’s time for an intervention ear America: Turn off your cell phone, the TV, your computer and get your hand out of that bag of chips. Look at yourself. You’re fat, distracted and are falling behind the rest of the world in just about everything other than monster truck racing. It’s a wonder that sheer w eight of North America hasn’t tipped the Earth’s axis. In fact, that might be the cause of global climate change. You had to know this was going to happen. We’re staging an interven-
price of admission to a safe and sane country. Why? Because this scenario plays out for millions of Americans every year: Should I buy a new pair of skis or health care? After about two seconds’ thought and a look at the ski report, you buy the skis and a ski pass. You hit the black diamond slopes, have a fall and blow out your anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments as well as sustain some internal hemorrhaging. You get airlifted off the mountain and
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You don’t have the right to do whatever you want when the rest of society has to pay for your reckless behavior. Life and liberty trump pursuit of happiness. tion and putting you on a 12-step recovery program until you can prove you can handle your capitalism. It won’t be that bad—we’ve done this many times before. This is not a new fascist, socialist or totalitarian idea; Republicans and Democrats have successfully mandated dozens of things that freedom-loving, god-fearing, gunwielding Americans don’t want. The shortlist includes auto insurance, seat belts, motorcycle helmets, speed limits, infant car seats, dog leashes, air bags and state safety inspections. Smoking is banned in most public buildings and highly taxed everywhere. New York City banned trans fats; Chicago banned foie gras (goose liver); and there are counties and cities that ban alcohol. Banning and mandating stuff is actually one of the few things w e have been able to agree on: You don’t have the right to do whatever you want when the rest of society has to pay for your reckless behavior. Life and liberty trump pursuit of happiness. This is why we either have to give every taxpayer health care as a Christmas gift or require it as the
deposited at the nearest emergency room in hopes of saving y our leg and/or your life. Even though you don’t have health insurance and the most valuable thing you own is a 1989 Subaru wagon, the hospital is probably not going to give y ou an ice pack, two Advil and send you on your way. They are going to fix you up. But who is going to pay? Well, we all are. Bingo! Socialized medicine rears its ugly head. Of course buying health insurance sucks. Really, just about any insurance is a joyless purchase, because you are going to remember all the times you didn’t use it and wish you could just have spent the money on beer and lottery tickets. Life insurance is the ultimate irony because it doesn’t benefit the person who buys it at all. It is totally about peace of mind for the living, and about sharing responsibility as a responsible citizen of a once-great nation. Try health care reform. Just like seatbelts and taking your shoes off at the airport, you’ll get used to it. u Dennis Hinkamp thinks it ’s a good thing we have health care reform with all the threats of violence flying around.
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“We don’t need to save the planet, just spend it more wisely.” — Swami Beyondananda veryone is talking about “going green” as a way to save precious resources, not to mention creating a healthier environment and healthier economy. However, we all know that making lifestyle changes can be challenging, even when we have the best intentions. In seeking advice on this all-important issue, we wanted to find a spiritual being whose mind is deeper than Deepak’s, whose heart is roomier than Rumi’s, a true avatar for our age. Unfortunately, we were unable to find anyone like that. But we did locate Swami Beyondananda, the cosmic comic, and since we were rapidly approaching deadline, he agreed to be interviewed on how we can live a greener lifestyle and create a greener planet. Us: Ok, Swami. Let ’s get personal. What are you doing to shrink your footprint? Swami: Well, first of all I am doing the most obvious thing. I am wearing smaller shoes. I’m also converting my magic carpet to run on natural gas. I think switching to a vegan diet will help with that. Us: Well, that brings up another issue: global warming. Apparently, the kind of natural gas you’re talking about...coming from cattle, primarily...actually has an impact on global climate change. So Swami, is there anything that can counterbalance global warming? Swami: You know, nature is amazing in how She provides just the right natural balance to
any situation, and global warming is no exception. True, for the past few generations, the planet has become warmer. On the other hand, every generation is cooler than their parents. But even cool people can overheat a planet if there are too many of us. Yet once again there is a simple solution— multiple personalities. I just read about a guy who has 10 personalities, and I said to myself, “Now, that’s efficiency! Ten personalities, all inside of one body. Why, if we had more people like that, we’d need fewer people!” Us: Well, how about the rest of us who are limited to just one personality per person? Swami: The best way to combat global warming is through global heartwarming. Here’s why: Look at how much of our precious resources we spend fighting one another, all because of the mistaken belief in “survival of the fittest.” Modern science now tells us that the true law of nature is “thrival of the fittingest.” So the most economically and ecologically efficient thing is to form “co-operations” that will make us interdependently wealthy. Us: Sounds good, but how do we change from competition to cooperation? Swami: First we must recognize that the biggest obstacle to a healthy ecosystem is an unhealthy ego-system. That means switching focus from getting ahead to getting a heart. Instead of pursuing happiness, we need happier pursuits. The economic growth of the future is growing more happiness, by using fewer goods and creating more goodness. Us: How about energy policy?
Swami: That is an area where we need to declare a state of emerge ‘n see. W e need to emerge from being a bunch of fossilized fools fueled by fossil fuels, and see that we have a virtually infinite source of power, just as surely as the sun comes up in the morning. During World War II, the United States mobilized the Manhattan Project to build the first weapons of mass destruction—nuclear power. Today, we need a ManHelpin’ Project to mobilize our forces to weave a web of mass-construction...new clear power... clean, renewable energy so abundant we don ’t need armies to defend it. Now I know what you’re thinking. I am proposing a sane world—I must be crazy! But listen. Maybe it ’s time we went sane and built our own sane asylum. With soul power and solar power, we pretty much have what we need. Us: Finally, Swami, what do you suggest for improving the overall economy? Swami: That’s simple. Overalls. The more people there are wearing overalls, the healthier our overall economy. That’s because our most renewable abundant resource comes out of the ground every season. Hey, those plants are rooting for us to achieve “humanifest destiny ”—where we accept and fulfill our mission to regrow the garden from the grassroots up and have a heaven of a time doing it. u Swami Beyondananda is the alter ego of writer and humorist Steve Bhaerman, WWW.WAKEUPLAUGHING.COM.
ENVIRO-NEWS Matheson introduces Wasatch Wilderness and Watershed Protection Act New York City has spent millions of dollars to purchase undeveloped land in its watershed because it is cheaper to protect water quality in the first place than it is to construct expensive water treatment facilities. Salt Lake City could get the same benefit by protecting Wastach Mountain wilderness. In Salt Lake City, 60% of the water supply comes from snowmelt in the Wasatch Mountains, and the best way to keep our water pure is to limit development in the canyons. On April 1, Congressman Jim Matheson (UT-2-D) introduced a bill to do just that by expanding wilderness areas in the W asatch Mountains. Besides adding acreage to existing Wasatch wilderness areas, Matheson’s bill would designate a new wilderness area (7,759 acres) on Grandeur P eak-Mt. Aire to be named in honor of former Utah 2nd District Congressman Wayne Owens, a strong advocate for public lands and champion of wilderness. A statement from Carl Fisher, Executive Director of the conservation group Save our Canyons, praises the collaborative process that produced the bill, saying , “This event represents over a decade of advocacy work and collaboration not only amongst past and present Save Our Canyons staff, board, volunteers, members and supporters but also by the various stakeholders who have worked tirelessly and passionately throughout.” A press release from Matheson’s office cites current progress on an updated Wasatch Canyons Master Plan as evidence of strong citizen support to protect W asatch Mountain wilderness: “Utahns see the canyons as their beautiful backyard—as a place to get away outdoors and to enjoy some ‘down’ time with their families,” said Matheson, “ They also appreciate that thanks to the pristine quality of the water supply, their culinary water bills remain very affordable.” One threat to passing the bill is, in the past year three ski areas have announced plans to try to expand into undeveloped areas of the Wasatch Mountains—Solitude into Silver Fork Canyon; Snowbird into White Pine Canyon; Alta onto Flagstaff Mountain. It seems likely this flurry of proposed ski area development is intended to preempt plans for canyon protection. Save Our Canyons: SAVEOURCANYONS.ORG, Wasatch Canyons Master Plan: WASATCHCANYONS.SLCO.ORG
Help write a wilderness bill for San Juan County A couple of years ago, when Utah Congressman Jim Matheson and Senator Bob Bennett presented their first draft for a Washington County wilderness bill, it was a truly awful piece of work. However, when the final version passed as part of the “Omnibus Public Lands Act of 2009,” it was a cause for celebration in the environmental community. What made the difference was public participation. Right now, the same two legislators are drafting a wilderness bill for San Juan County and looking at the precedent of the Washington County bill. The Utah Wilderness Coalition (UWC) is advocating region-wide landscape and ecosystem protection, rather than focusing on discon-
BY AMY BRUNVAND nected individual units, and encouraging Sen. Bennett to take field trips, meet with constituents, and tak e the time to discuss conflicts and ways to resolve them. Once again, public participation in the process will mak e the difference between terrible legislation and a cause to celebrate. Help Protect San Juan-Canyonlands Wilderness: : BIT./9QOHAQ Action Item: Send a message to Senator Bennett. Share your perspectives on the wild places in the San Juan region. T ell him what they mean to you personally and to the state of Utah. Senator Bob Bennett; 431 Dirksen Senate Office Building; Washington DC 20510-4403, 202-224-5444, Website: BENNETT.SENATE.GOV/PUBLIC/
Utah Sierra Club ranks Utah Legislature The Sierra Club Utah Chapter has published a scorecard ranking the environmental votes of Utah legislators in the 2010 General Session. The scorecard considers votes on key environmental legislation. In the House four legislators earned a perfect 100% score by voting pro-environment on every major bill: Rebecca Chavez-Houk (D-24), Christine Johnson (D-25), Brian King (D-28), and Marie Paulson (D-46). The antienvironment hall-of-shame award goes to Ben Ferry (R 2), the only member of the Utah House who scored an absolute zero. In the Senate only Ben McAdams (D-2) scored a perfect 100% but, on the plus side, no senator scored zero. Utah Legislative Scorecard: UTAH.SIERRACLUB.ORG/LEGISLATIVE.ASP
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hedding a way of life based on limitless growth, the celebration and reward of excess, and deeply ingrained habits of acquisition, consumption and waste is going to be an overwhelming challenge. The culture of ‘faster-bigger-more’ will not yield easily to a new orientation where sustainability is the rule. We are going to need all the exper tise we can muster to understand how we have overloaded the carrying capacity of our planet and its ecosystems—and how we can tread from here on with a lighter footprint. Innovations in technology, law,
policy and practice are absolutely essential. We must change the goals and r ules we live by and create incentives and constraints to shape sustainable behaviors. We need new models. Integrating concern for the health of ecosystems and for the vitality of the individuals and human communities that inhabit those ecosystems is crucial. As we move forward, we must learn not just to connect, but also to w eave. At a deeper level, I believe that living within the boundaries of Nature requires a profound shift in perspective: We stop seeing Nature merely as a
The culture of ‘faster-bigger-more’ will not yield easily to a new orientation where sustainability is the rule. W e are going to need all the expertise we can muster to understand how we have overloaded the carrying capacity of our planet and its ecosystems— and how we can tread from here on with a lighter footprint.
limitless source of lifeless commodities to be used and traded and start seeing the natural realm as an astounding web of living communities that includes us. And we see that we do not live above and beyond the dynamic of Earth’s operating systems, which sustain life itself. After centuries of driving economies, we must learn to dance with ecosystems. When you see your habitat as a collection of dead, disconnected commodities to be manipulated for power and profit, you try to steer and control Nature. If you see yourself embedded in an ecosystem that is fluid, that has thr esholds, that is so thoroughly interconnected, self-organizing and emergent that is not only more complex than we thought, but more complex than we can think, then you don’t drive Nature, you dance. Let me offer some dancing lessons. Our understanding of ecosystems tells us that biological diversity is key and can be tr anslated into resilience when an ecosystem is disr upted or stressed. We would be wise to heed that in the cultural realm as well, where intellectual diversity and lots of open and inclusive feedback ar e also key. As someone who has or ganized campaigns to make polluters accountable, I can attest that the health of one’s physical/natural environment is a direct expression of the health and vitality of one’s civic environment. A robust democratic civic-system, like a vital ecosystem, requires a diverse mix of options to draw from when faced with change. It needs credible feedback on how the choices we make together are working out so it can self-correct. Decisions about how to protect human health and how to conserve ecosystem vitality are more likely to be wise and precautionary when they are made openly, when they are inclusive, informed and accountable. Creating an active democratic culture, then, is key. If you look to where sustainability—or at least a hopeful transition to sustainability—is actually being attempted, you find citizens acting at the grassroots, neighbor-to-neighbor level, rebuilding their communities’ civic environments while aiming to be sustainable. This is often happening under a different banner than sustainability, per se. People talk about peak oil, for example , and the potential for crippling shortages and price hikes. They understand that nature is loaded with disturbances—earthquakes, hurricanes, firestorms, floods, droughts and pandemics that could interrupt our far-flung food and energy supply lines. The people who are actually trying to do it—to build resilient and sustainable communities— believe the center cannot hold and want to be prepared for the inevitable results. They recognize that if our way of life is not sustainable , the obvious implication is collapse—that a tipping point is eventually crossed and the unsustainable system breaks down as it destroys the very conditions that allow it to persist. The term “unsustainable” itself tells you the end of the story—and if you see yourself and your loved ones at the end of that stor y, then you would be wise and prudent to work to make the unsustainable system sustainable or to build a lifeboat, or do both.
Ark-building abounds. There is the Transition Towns movement, a re-localization movement and various “post-carbon” projects. Across America, people are organizing community gardens and farmers’ markets, strengthening regional food security, homesteading abandoned urban landscapes, building bike paths, retrofitting homes and businesses with off-grid solar and wind and conserving local watersheds and wildlife habitat. This movement towards what might be called defacto sustainability is answering the question: What
If you do not accept evolutionary theory, you are less likely to recognize when a natural system, like Earth’s climate, is getting pushed to a tipping point. can we do for ourselves that is sustainable when what is not sustainable goes away? It is a grassroots phenomenon because those whose wealth and power are entrenched in the unsustainable system are unlikely to challenge the ver y system that upholds their wealth and power, or even give up unsustainable short-term values, like the next quarterly report. I call it a “movement,” but it is less coherent and intentional than that—more emergent than ideological, more opensource than doctrinaire. The Web empowers the broad and rapid exchange of ideas and information, and creates rich feedback and diverse options.
Because they assume they will live through turbulent times in a globally warming world that is running on empty, it is easy to mistake these folks for some new kind of survivalists. Not so. It isn’t about building bunkers but about building community. In this emerging age of chaos, we are learning that our most reliable security is not in the hands of distant officials in Washington but in the hands of neighbors, that self-reliance is safer than dependence. Pooled regional resources and coordinated responses will be more effective in a crisis than thousands of individuals breaking out their survival kits alone while waiting for the helicopters to land, or while waiting for gasoline tanker-trucks to return. And it makes no sense to invent a post-collapse society or economy that also ignores limits, contingencies, footprints and uncertainties. Living sustainably is ultimately a profoundly moral imperative about our obligations to future generations, to our children’s children. That moral argument must be made and, hopefully, it will take hold over the long run. In the meanwhile, we must motivate others to change now. In my experience as an activist and organizer, people are more likely to change their immediate behaviors when it seems in their selfinterest to do so, not because someone tells them they “ought” to do something new or that they “should” do so. Too often, when we use the term “sustainability,” the others we want to influence hear “eat your peas!” Or eat fewer of them. I prefer the word “resilience.” A vision of resilient communities makes sense and resonates positively. If disturbance is inevitable in this emerging age of climate chaos and economic failure, then it makes sense to belong to a group that will offer mutual aid. On the helter-skelter road ahead, comfort, security and meaning will no longer be determined by ownership, but by membership—by being a participant in a robust community that can provide mutual aid in tough times. Scale matters. Most of us who are aware that change is needed are caught between the seeming futility of small-scale actions—like recycling our trash, using different light bulbs or taking shorter showers— and the impotence we experience when we push for large scale change, like climate legislation in Congress or international treaties in Copenhagen. On the one hand, too
It is easy to mistake these folks for some new kind of survivalists. Not so. It isn’t about building bunkers but about building community. little; on the other, too late. There is, however, a middle scale between individual actions and national or global campaigns that works well and makes sense—the community. At the community scale, people can embrace their roles as citizens, face one another, share, contend, cooperate, create, learn from and empower one another. Participation in a community requires commitment, and commitment is an investment in precious time and energy. The rewards for that have to be real. The relationships created within one’s own neighborhood and town can be powerful and compelling. Especially in hard economic times, one’s personal network of friends, family, coworkers and neighbors can be all we have to fall back on when a job disappears, a business fails or a home is lost. If you believe as I do that because our carbon-driven, over-burdening way of life is unsustainable, that it is doomed to fail sooner or later, then it is important to understand how that will play out. I don’t see a global, apocalyptic scenario on the order of popular treatments like the movie 2012. Collapse will also be experienced locally. Hurricane Katrina, for example, is commonly seen as a harbinger of a world that is experiencing climate chaos. It was a watershed event in our emerging consciousness about the turbulent climate regime to come, an atmospheric dynamic that, given enough reinforcing feedback, could knock down civilization itself. But most of us would scoff at the suggestion that Hurricane Katrina was indeed the end of the
world—the so-called “big one.” But it was in fact the end of the world for the 1,000 people who dr owned there. It wasn’t the end of civilization for most of us either, but for those who lost homes, businesses, jobs, family and community—for those now homeless and living as refugees in trailer parks—it might as well have been the end of civilization. The consequences of our unsustainable way of life are being experienced incrementally, individually, locally, variably and unpredictably. Again, it makes sense to act wher e you live and to do so no w—build that crucial network for mutual aid before turbulence hits. I suspect that resiliency is ultimately a matter of scale, distribution, modularity and redundancy, and that building resilient communities and economies will involve deeper challenges to prevailing assumptions and habits than just learning how to garden together. But I believe we have at least begun to shift away from a culture of reduction and fragmentation, from centuries of understanding how the earth makes wealth, to understanding how the earth creates health. It is a shift from mindless, blind growth for growth’s sake to a recognition that ecosystem and watershed viability require reciprocal relationships and constraint, and that such reciprocity and constraint imply stewardship, thrift, temperance, precaution, fairness, generosity, care, solidarity and, yes, love. Ultimately, we save what we love—caring for a landscape to which we feel keenly connected is the very ground of our commitment to ecological citizenship. That is still the case—we need to experience the land firsthand. But we also need tools—even those of us who care deeply. People who are working towards sustainability have tools—concepts—that lead them on that people who resist change do not have. When I worked with people who lived downwind from chemical weapons testing and toxic waste incinerators, I realized that I couldn’t enlist them in campaigns to make polluters accountable until they understood that the closest link between them and their environment was their own bloodstreams, that decisions about what we allow into our air, water and soil get translated into flesh
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THE WELL-TEMPERED BICYCLE COMMUTER
Why I ride
The two-wheeled time machine BY STEVEN CHAMBERS
hen people ask me why I ride a bike, I give my stock answer that I love to ride and I need the exercise. Both of these are true. But saying I love to ride doesn’t get to the kernel of the question. Why do I love to ride?
we were able to wobble down the sidewalk, turn without falling and come back, the city was ours. School days at 8:30 a.m., I left my house, threw my baseball mitt into the wire basket on the handlebars of my blue Schwinn, and pushed off down our driveway. One and a half
Riding takes me back to life’s first taste of freedom, when a bicycle meant the boundaries imposed by having to talk Mom into driving me somewhere magically disappeared. As I thought about this, I realized that I love to ride because there are so many memories woven through the spokes of a bicycle. Riding takes me back to life’s first taste of freedom, when a bicycle meant the boundaries imposed by having to talk Mom into driving me somewhere magically disappeared. Once
blocks east I stopped on the cor ner to wait for my two best fr iends, who had also left home at 8:30 to r ide the same distance south. There, we met up and pedaled three more blocks to school. Once in a while the timing was right and no one had to stop. They cruised through the intersection as I turned and we kept
going without breaking cadence. Bikes gave us the freedom to leave as early as we wanted to get in a game of tag or throw a football around, blow off a little energy before the drudgery of school. One year, the school district did a strange thing. There were two schools within three blocks of each other. That year, the district sent all the fifth graders from my school to the other school, and all the sixth graders from that school to mine. This opened a whole new world, because one of the routes to our new school passed Gribble Grocery. Logan had neighborhood markets on what seemed like ever y other corner: Gribble Grocery, Skanchy’s, Gerber’s. Today we call them convenience stores, each like the next. Back then, each neighborhood market had its own personality. Skanchy’s was a dark store with worn hardwood floors. It had a big, red, chest-style Coke machine, the kind you lifted the lid and slid the bottle of your choice to steel jaws
that released when you dropped a coin in the slot. We sat on the grass under the trees out front and drank our pop, returning the empties so we didn’t have to pay the deposit. On Wednesdays, we visited Gerber’s because that’s when the new delivery of Topps baseball cards came. Gribble Grocery was a block from school. As soon as the bell rang, we flew down the hill, screeched to a stop and had licorice within five minutes. As we moved to junior high, bikes faded into the background. But in college, another strange thing happened: Bikes made a comeback. On every campus, students rode ten-speeds, new bicycles styled after European racing bikes, with drop handle bars and shift levers . The Schwinn Varsity had arrived, and it seemed everyone had one. Mine was bright orange; my best friend’s was neon green and my girlfriend’s was electric purple. Ten-speeds did not come in any colors found in nature. One hot July Sunday, my buddy and I decided to ride up Logan Canyon to Zanavoo, a restaurant on the Logan River. In those days, no one worried about details such as water, so in 100+ degree heat we set off, blissfully ignorant of what lay ahead, dreaming of the icy cold drinks at the end. To get to Zanavoo, we first had to climb The Hill. The Hill was (and still is) the name given to the residential area of Logan along the foothills of the mountains. After summiting The Hill and winding our way through the neighborhood, we were panting like dogs. But we had a nice half mile or so ride down the highway to the mouth of the canyon, where we started to climb again. After nearly an hour, red-faced, sweating, we pulled into Zanavoo’s parking lot to discover it was closed on Sundays. With adulthood came another set of changes, and my bicycle again took a backseat to other pr iorities. But kids eventually want their own freedom, and the bicycle came back into my life. Like an old friend I hadn’t seen for years, it seemed we had never been apart. A bicycle holds a lot of memor ies, all of them good. If I could relive one ride, it would be the one when my mother’s hand came off the seat and she ran beside me, smiling through her tears as I pedaled away to freedom. u Steve Chambers is a Salt Lake Valley bicycle commuter.
SUSTAINABILITY Continued from page 15: and bone and daily exper ience. That consciousness had to precede commitment. Ecological literacy is key. You can’t do the dance if you can’t get the beat, you don’t know the moves and you can’t see the dance floor. The emerging global movement to deal with global climate chaos and restore Earth’s operating systems is premised on understandings gained through the environmental sciences. Ignorance of those sciences undermines the basis for changes that are urgently needed. Environmental science, for example, shows us the value of biodiversity in the resilience of stressed ecosystems and the important role that keystone species play in keeping ecosystems vital. If you do not accept evolutionary theory, you are likely to also reject the need to protect biodiversity. Saving owls and restoring wolves may strike you as the crazy ideas of extremists, of elitists. You are also less likely to recognize when a natural system, like the earth’s climate, is getting pushed to a tipping point. Language is both a filter and a lens. It shapes perceptions and actions fundamentally because the articulation of reality is more primal than any strategy. A vocabulary implies a story about how the world works and why. Words like “baptize,” “market,” or “democracy” help create what they describe. A society that incessantly talks about “productivity” but rarely about “resilience” will be productive, not resilient. We chatter endlessly about opinion polls and stock market percentages, but the chance that y ou will hear or read the phrase “carrying capacity” in popular discourse is next to nil. We have easily acquired new terms such as blog and tweet, but who knows what an ecotone is? The fundamental contradiction of our time is this: We have built an allencompassing economic engine that requires constant unending growth—a contraction of even a percent or two is a cr isis. But we are embedded in ecosystems that are indeed limited. There is only so much fertile soil, so much fresh water, so many fish in the ocean; the atmosphere can only absorb so much CO2 and stay benign. As Kenneth Boulding memorably remarked, “Anyone who thinks exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.” But certainly not an ecologist. The bottom line of ecolit-
eracy is understanding the reality of those limits and the self-destructive impact of unrestrained growth. To say that we must learn to live within limits is not to say our lives will be diminished, but that they will acquire new meaning, insight and purpose. And to say that ecosystems have limits must also be qualified. As long as an ecosystem is intact and vital, it can be an inexhaustible source of sustenance, pleasure and beauty. Wendell Berry recently proposed a wonderful model for that idea. Art, he reminds us, does not enlarge itself by limitless expression but, rather, is enriched within boundaries. A painting, however large, is bounded by a frame or a wall. A musical composer or a playwright must reckon with an audience’s capacity to sit still and pay attention. Within such limits, the artist achieves elaborations of pattern and the sustaining relationships of the parts to each other and to the whole. Such bounded contexts do not limit meaning or resonance for the viewer or listener. Ecosystems survive by the same inexhaustible, everchanging intricacies, the same bounded potentialities. Eco-literacy, then, replaces a delusional context—the notion that humans live above and beyond the boundaries of the natural/physical realm without need for restraint, responsibility, respect or reverence—with a context that sees us embedded in that natural realm and that realm embedded in us, in our bones, our lungs, our guts, our hearts. It replaces an orientation than engenders alienation with one that fosters affiliation. It leads us away from reduction, fragmentation, and an obsession with prediction and control. The self-organizing, emergent, ever-morphing, complex, dynamic, interconnected, nonlinear world that ecological fluency describes is not a world of things , but a realm where relationship and process reign—again, a dance. So, practice that awkward dance of mutuality that is the ver y signature of a democratic culture—the dance where we share, learn, listen, reconcile, invite, reciprocate, step towards one another and embrace. Do not shy away from engaging politically—to take what you learn and share it openly, applying and
The self-organizing, emergent, evermorphing, complex, dynamic, interconnected, nonlinear world that ecological fluency describes is not a world of things, but a realm where relationship and process reign— again, a dance.
Sibel Iren, MA Specializing in testing it out in a messy, complicated, contradictory world that will sometimes receive it with rough hands and a tenuous grasp. If we take our dancing lessons to heart, we may become not only resilient but grateful, humble and reverent. Wisdom and grace, or business as usual? The choice is here now. ◆ Chip Ward is the author of “Canaries on the Rim ” and “Hope’s Horizon.” Ward gave the keynote address at this year’s Wallace Stegner Symposium. Copyright 2010 Chip Ward.
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Girl Scouts of Utah Overnight Camps—see Summer of Fun Resources
Adventure Valley CATALYST has sleuthed out some creative offerings to help your children love their young summers. BY JANE LAIRD
ne summer, I was Hamlet,” my friend reminisced, “I wore blue tights and a big, puffysleeved shirt. It was at Girl Scout Camp. Since it was my idea to put on the play, I got to be Hamlet. Of course, we only did the death scene.”
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have noticed that the mention of children and summer together causes most adults to shift their mind’s eye for a moment to their own recollections of that golden season. Summertime seems to codify memories. For children it’s the defined, set time that y ou don’t have to go to school—a glor ious and heightened shift in kidhood reality. This long school-less vacation generates more trips, more freedom, more holidays or sometimes even more boredom than the rest of the year seems to do. Perhaps the primary purpose of a child’s summer is to generate those memories that we find ourselves decanting in adulthood, when the topics of summer and youth comes up together.
The good news is that this summer there is a vast variety of structured and unstructured choices for generating wonderful childhood experiences, and thus future memories. As you know, families can take advantage of the natural splendor of Utah and vacation time access to the usual sport clinics and day camps. In addition, some distinctive and offbeat avenues for parents of schoolaged youth are worth exploring. Not only are there well-regarded Girl Scout summer camps, there are also venues for your child to be Hamlet, too. You can have it all when it comes to helping your children love their young summers, specifically their summer of 2010. Below are just a few of the unique local adventur es available to jump start your thinking—see the accompanying resource listing for contact information.
Wasatch Music Coaching Academy
Music to Their Ears
Cirque d’Summer Dance in the air, learn graceful aerial moves, all the while increasing agility and core fitness, at the Aerial Arts of Utah Youth Summer Camp. A great option for your dancer for whom the sky is the limit.
Cheat the Heat on the Sheet Ice skating lessons, such as the reasonably priced summer sessions at the Salt Lake City Sports Complex and through Park City Recreation, are great for adults and kids to take together, and then all can fall into the pool after wards. What could be cooler?
At what sounds like “Not Your Parents’ Summer Band Camp,” young musicians, including vocalists, work together in Summer Jam Camp to create a single band covering jazz, pop, rock and R&B at Wasatch Music Coaching Academy. The final performance leaves everyone on a high note (y ou saw that one coming, didn’t you?).
Colors of the Natural W orld How about drawing and doing watercolors of animals and plants for your elementary student? Visual Art Institute has two two-week workshops focusing on observational drawing techniques and color in different locations around Salt Lake City, Wheeler Farm and Red Butte Garden.
Summer Adventures Camp at Community Montessori— see next page
Visual Art Institute
KIDS’ SUMMER ACTIVITIES
Red Butte Garden
Cottam’s Nature Detectives is just one of the Red Butte Garden summer camps for your budding juniorinvestigative-horticulturist. With the Garden as the scene of adventure, grade schoolers will examine edible plants, animals, weather, map reading and more
Night at the Museum
Slime is Always Popular The Utah Botanical Garden in Kaysville has nature themed classes for all ages, including a “worms, snot, smells and other icky things” class for 5-7 year olds that I am guessing would fill up fast. O lder children can be Energy Explorers, and learn how to cook with the sun, among other energy investigations.
(Other than actually being taught in the daytime.) The Young Curators class will take 9-12 year olds behind the scenes of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Participants will explore the various jobs at an art museum,
Go for the Jonas Brothers Discount
Extra Points Away from the video and TV monitors, students learn actual, as opposed to virtual, sword and fencing techniques at the Utah Sword Academy classes in Sandy. They will probably also acquire new and even better ways to torment siblings, which can seem a pretty productive use of vacation time to a kid.
Ages 6-16 interact at the Academy of Performing Arts Day Camp covering voice, dance, improv, makeup, performance, production, stage combat and more. Because all ages attend together, the nonprofit Academy can offer family discounts at the Olson Twin level (for 2 students), Jonas Brothers level (3 students) and the Osmond level (4 or more).
Rowland Hall Summer Rocks—see next page
such as curators, archeologists, artists and conservators, and students will get to curate their own display.
Pop Surrealism and Your Teen Sound redundant perhaps? Channel your teens’ creative energies in one of six summer wor kshops from Art Access Gallery: Altered Printmaking, Photographic Transfers and Collage, Pop Surrealist Landscape Painting, Things with Wings 3-D and 2-D Assemblage, Outdoor Mural Painting and Collage.
National Treasures pride myself on having grown up visiting National Parks. We charted our course from state to state on our Formica kitchenette camping table. Our treks across the prairie racking up the miles to the most lofty of destinations. This may be a big part of why I chose Utah as my home. We are smack dab in the most grand of park neighborhoods. In just a few hours you can be in any of these world treasures without leaving your state’s boundary. Last Friday I threw together a quickie trip to Arches for my nine -year-old Max and his buddy Jackson. Leaving town after work we were to Moab by 9 p.m.—time enough to find a good campsite along the river road and marvel at all the stars. A morning hike brought us to a sparkly athletic woman who asked the boys if they were going to become Junior Rangers at Arches National Park today. “You’ll get a badge and everything!” ‘Nuf said. The boys were focused. We were off to the national park to find that arch on the Utah license plate... and the one you can jump off of (boys, apparently , are equally impressed by fame and danger.... and, of course, badges.) The Ranger at the welcome station was thrilled to be asked about it. In order to be sworn in and get the nifty pin, the boys had a list of duties to perform around the park, including collecting garbage, drawing and writing sentences about their favorite spot. The boys counted six different languages spoken by people on the trails. Max collected hundreds of tiny sunflower seed husks someone lost along the way to Delicate. Jackson was determined to get a picture of every prickly pear cactus we could find, and in the end they did find Dune Arch... which you can jump off of—which this mom thought better left for when they come back with their own kids. After handing in their reports (and garbage) they were interviewed for worthiness by the ranger and sworn in. All pinned up and official, we jumped in the car and headed home to sleep in our own beds after a day shared with people who came from all over the the planet to see our backyard. —Polly Plummer Mottonon UTAH.COM/NATIONALPARKS
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Art Access Galleryâ€”see previous page
Dads and Kids in the Kitchen Cooking classes expose children to a wide arrary of life skills, in addition to being great fun. One idea is for fathers and childr en to team up. Sur La Table in downtown Salt Lake City celebrates Fathers Day with a Dad + kids culinary class. On their mutual menu are Asian pot stickers, Pizza Margherita and more.
Exposure dance camp with a focus on exotic African, Brazilian, Hindu, and Latin influenced rhythms to grades 3-12.
Nature Calls Avian Adventure Camps with a variety of themes for young children will be hosted by Tracy Aviary. One of them, Ravenous Raptors, sounds like a camp I would have liked in second and third
Why Sit Still When You Can Travel the World? If you havenâ€™t quite saved up for that extensive family trip abroad, programs where children can explore the globe are a great summer option. Summer Adventures Camp at Community Montessori,
for example, will take young day campersâ€”artistically, academically and gastronomically â€” to Mexico, Italy and India this summer. The Virginia Tanner Creative Dance Program will offer an Ethnic
grade: hunting like hawks, speeding like falcons and dissecting owl pellets. What more could a kid ask for?
To Be or Not to Be And finally, there are even some ways for your child to play Hamlet this vacation. Camp Out with Shakespeare from The Childrenâ€™s Theater looks fun for your bard-intraining, eight years and older. Rowland Hall, as part of its Summer Rocks program, has a session focusing on 15 Minute Hamlet, naturally performed outdoors, in its summer lineup for grades 6-8. And in case you were wondering, my friend who produced and starred in Hamlet Girl-Scout-Camp was indeed, yes, the publisher of this magazine, Greta deJong. And she still looks rather dashing in a puffy sleeved shirt.
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Summer of Fun Resources
Westminster College Experience Camps WWW.WESTMINSTERCOLLEGE.EDU/CAMPS
Salt Lake City is the presumed location unless indicated otherwise.
Week-long overnight camps for grades 9-12 give campers a feel for college life with specialized sessions focused on writing, robotics, aviation and money.
PRIVATE Up with Kids! Musical Theater Academy
also Westminster College AWE + SUM Girls Camp
Overnight science and math camp for girls entering 8th grade with fun approaches to topics such as aerodynamics, aquatic life forms and programming.
Bountiful, Cottonwood, Layton, Millcreek, North Ogden, Sandy, Salt Lake, West Jordan One week camps in performing arts and some swimming too for Ages 4-16
Virginia Tanner Creative Dance Program WWW.TANNERDANCE.UTAH.EDU
School of Rock WWW.SCHOOLOFROCK.COM/SANDY/SUM MER_SCHOOL.PHP
Spy Hop Productions, Inc
Sandy and Park City Week-long summer camps offer immersive musical experiences in learning song parts, performing and recording.
Youth Rock Climbing Camp at The Front WWW.FRONTSLC.COM Week long climbing summer camps for 7-14 year olds.
Summer Spotlight of Dance at The Dance Company WWW.THEDANCECOMPANYSALTLAKECITY.COM Dance workshops for every level covering a wide array of styles for ages 5+.
Salt Lake Dance Center WWW.SALTLAKEDANCE.COM Summer dance intensive sessions for various ages, depending upon the class.
Utah Sword Academy WWW.UFENCING.COM Salt Lake City and Sandy Fencing classes for your budding sword-wielders ages 6-13.
Center Stage Players Musical Theater Troupe WWW.CENTERSTAGEPLAYERSUTAH.COM Musical theater coaching offered in a half-day camp.
Wasatch Music Coaching Academy WWW.WASATCHMUSIC.COM Offering two-week Jam Camps and a Percussion Camp
Shine Yoga for Kids Summer Camp WWW.CASSIELOPEZ.COM A series of weekly or biweekly yoga classes for different age levels offered in two summer sessions.
Aerial Arts of Utah WWW.AERIALARTSOFUTAH.COM The Youth Summer Camp is for ages 7-12.
NONPROFIT Visual Arts Institute WWW.VISUALARTINSTITUTE.ORG Week-long summer workshops for elementary through high school ages.
Christa McAuliffe Space Education Center WWW.SPACECAMPUTAH.ORG Pleasant Grove Overnight and day camp space adventures and simulations.
Girl Scouts of Utah Overnight Camps WWW.GSUTAH.ORG Various camp locations Overnight camps for girls (and they do not have to be a girl scout to attend) from 1st grade through high school with activities such as horseback riding, crafts and water sports.
Week-long camps for K-12 students includes tap, jazz, ballet, techno, modern dance, hip hop and ethnic rhythms, too.
Park City Recreation WWW.PARKCITY.ORG Park City Large selection of week-long day camps for ice skating, art, skateboarding, dirt jumping, swimming, tennis. Adventure camps also include luge, archery and horseback riding.
Salt Lake County Recreation WWW.RECREATION.SLCO.ORG Throughout Salt Lake County Summer camps and clinics are offered at the individual recreation centers, ice rinks and pools.
YouthCity Summer Programs WWW.YOUTHCITY.COM Programming is offered at Fairmont and Liberty parks, Ottinger Hall, and Central City Recreation Center. Learn urban arts, filmmaking, bike repair, chess, cultural cooking, Kung Fu, skateboarding, and participate in community service projects.
University of Utah Club U CONTINUE.UTAH.EDU/YOUTH/CLUBUCAMPS Week-long themed camps, such as Green Science week, for ages 5-15.
also University of Utah Youth Academy of Excellence & U of U Youth Education CONTINUE.UTAH.EDU/YOUTH/YAE For highly motivated students ages 715, week-long classes, using campus resources, covering topics such as Blast Off with Solar Energy, Eyes on Egypt, Drama through History and more. Youth Education offers classes on a wide variety of topics: golf, fencing, robotics, legomania, creative arts, rock history, opera workshop, diving, fashion design and much more.
YMCA Camp Roger WWW.YMCASALTLAKE.ORG Uinta Mountains Community, leadership, respect are emphasized in this overnight camping experience for boys and girls from 7-17. Camp activities include archery, hiking, outdoor education, horseback riding.
This Is the Place Heritage Park WWW.THISISTHEPLACE.ORG
Up With Kids! Musical Theater Academy
Children ages 6-11 can experience pioneer life at week-long camps. If your child longs to go to pioneer school and care for farm animals, this is the place!
Eccles Dinosaur Park WWW.DINOSAURPARK.ORG Ogden
Girl Scouts of Utah Overnight Camps
The Academy of Performing Arts Summer Camps WWW.ACADEMYOFPA.ORG
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake WWW.BGCGSL.ORG
Half-day and full day week-long sessions for youth ages 6-16 exploring theatre, film, movement, voice and stage combat.
Salt Lake, Tooele, Park City
Utah Museum of Natural History Summer Camp WWW.UMNH.UTAH.EDU/SUMMER Half-day and full day camps for grades K-5, and workshops for grades 6-9, explore the natural world and science at the museum and on the University of Utah campus.
Treehouse Museum Ogden (4 blocks from the FrontRunner Train Station) WWW.TREEHOUSEMUSEUM.ORG
Week-long workshops for ages 7-10 covering theater, book-making and adventure bridge art.
Utah Museum of Fine Art UMFA.UTAH.EDU/CHILDRENPROGRAMS Four-day classes for ages 6-12 focus on Colors of Mexico and Young Curators.
Red Butte Garden WWW.REDBUTTEGARDEN.ORG For K-4 grades, half-day and full-day weeklong day camps combine gardening, art, science and animals.
Bad Dog Rediscovers America WWW.BADDOGKIDS.ORG Partnering with UMNH and Red Butte Garden, week-long day camps for grades 2-5, explore art and science. Several sessions are for girls only.
The Children’s Theatre of Utah WWW.TCTHEATRE.ORG/SUMMERCAMPS.HTML One or two week half- day theater camps with themes such as Monsters, Fairies and Camp Out with Shakespeare.
Full-day summer activities for Pre-K through teenagers focusing on leadership and educational development, health and life skills, fitness and recreation, and the arts.
Tracy Aviary’s Avian Adventure Camps WWW.TRACYAVIARY.ORG For grades K-4, week-long camps each have an avian theme such as Ravenous Raptors and Famous Feathers.
Hale Center Theater WWW.HALECENTRETHEATRE.ORG West Valley City Half and full-day options for performing arts camps that explore topics such as Voice, Stage Combat, and Magic.
Wheeler Historic Farm WWW.WHEELERFARM.COM 6-12 year olds can go to week -long camp sessions, full-day or half-day, to a farm!
Utah Botanical Center UTAHBOTANICALCENTER.ORG Kaysville Nature adventures for ages 5-11 includes classes such as Slimy Gooey Gross, Energy Explorers, and Witches and Wizards. There is also a Kids in the Kitchen class.
International Children’s Choir WWW.INTERNATIONALCHILDRENSCHOIR.ORG Open to everyone, no auditions required, this three-day camp offers a wide array of musical electives including Hand Bells, Folk Dancing, Violin and African Percussion.
Utah Olympic Park WWW.OLYPARKS.COM Park City FUNdamental Sports Camps are four-day programs covering different sports such as Gymnastics, Ski Jumping, Luge, Golf and Skateboarding.
Dino Day Camps are six-hour sessions where children 5-11 can work in the P aleontology Lab and participate in other fun activities at the Park.
Ogden Nature Center WWW.OGDENNATURECENTER.ORG Ogden Week-long and single day camps for ages 713 with themes such as Wild Things, X-treme Eco-Expedition and Creepy Crawly Critters.
The Living Planet Aquarium WWW.THELIVINGPLANET.COM/SUMMERCAMPS Sandy Sea Ventures camps for grades 1-12 with focused topics such as Marine Biologists in Training and Shark Sleuths
Kimball Art Center WWW.KIMBALLARTCENTER.ORG Park City All summer long, children’s art classes are offered covering a wide variety of genres.
Hogle Zoo WWW.HOGLEZOO.ORG Zoo camps for ages 6-17 with different themes, including the year-round Keeper Camp, which asks: “Do you think measuring , scrubbing, sweeping and interacting with wild animals are good ways to spend your day?”
Art Access WWW.ACCESSART.ORG Two-day teen art workshops for ages 13-19 are taught by professional artists. This summer selections include Things with Wings 3-D and 2-D Assemblages, Outdoor Mural Painting, Altered Printmaking and Collage.
Spy Hop Productions, Inc WWW.SPYHOP.ORG For your budding game programmers, film makers and claymation animators, week-long summer classes are being offered in partnership with University of Utah Youth Education.
Public Libraries Reading programs at the public libraries WWW.SLCOLIBRARY.ORG for the Salt Lake
County library, WWW.SLCPL.ORG for Salt Lake City library
ax has always loved the spotlight and at six was thrilled to join the year -long program offered by “Up With Kids” Musical Theater Academy. Each week he’d join kids from the surrounding area to work with Miss Stephanie Cooper on diction, poise, dance steps, microphone technique, acting and for Max, reading... As a late bloomer in the reading department, a script was a worthy challenge. He strained and memorized and finally took great pride in delivering his lines perfectly with gusto. Come spring we learned of the week-long camps that promised to put together a show on a smaller scale for kids to learn in a week. Talk about immediate gratification! I was surprised when my more reserved, older son Miles wanted to join, too. A friend was on board and that made it a go for him. What got me to write the check was realizing they would be having fun all day, every day for a week in the heat of summer when I really needed to get some work done. On Monday the kids got to know each other and sang and danced a bit so the teachers got a feel for where each budding star’s comfort level was. By Tuesday every child had a speaking part assigned. By Thursday everyone knew the songs, dances, lines, how to do costume changes and by Friday the show was ON. I was amazed to see kids as young as four managing their own costume changes backstage while Stephanie and Sharee ran the show from the front. These women show each child so much love and attention. (Did I mention they took the entire cast swimming between dress rehearsal and the big show?) How do they do it? The grand finale wraps with all the children seated on stage signing a special farewell song. Not a dry eye in the house. One week of summer in the books with loads of memories and new skills to last a lifetime. One word of warning — my shy guy is now a ham. —Polly Plummer Mottonon
The public libraries of Utah counties and cities offer free summer reading programs for children.
Bountiful, Cottonwood, Layton, Millcreek, N. Ogden, Sandy, Salt Lake, W. Jordan One week camps in performing arts and some swimming too for Ages 4-16
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The Kathmandu House offers something for (seriously) everyone Sapkota says Nepal’s geography is epal is home to some of the uncannily similar to Utah’s—high and most delicious food in the dry, with mountains and desert. world. In the hot, dry south Arriving in Salt Lake in 2003, he near India, farmers grow rice, wheat teamed up with restaurauteur and feland maize, while north in the mounlow Nepali Rabi Subedi, who was in tains, potatoes, lentils, beans and Nepal at the time of this interview. mint are key. Growing up in Together they helped designed the Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital menu and atmosphere of the city and magnet for interwell-loved Himalayan national travelers, Kitchen, then located on Yubaraj Sapkota was raised on the recipes of an extremely diverse region, and learned how to cook them by the time he was 13 years old. Sapkota is a chef and co-owner of the Kathmandu House, a new Nepali and Indian restaurant on Highland Drive (formerly Bangkok Thai Talay), that Chef and Owner Yubaraj Sapkota and co-owner Gopal opened early this year. The Kathmandu’s lofty ceiling—evocative on Fourth South. Last year the of high mountain ranges—is temHimalayan moved to State St. and pered with red, cozy booths lining the Sapkota and Subedi joined up with front-facing wall. A film about Nepal Sapkota’s old friend Gopal Poudel plays on two TVs; flutes, bells and (they were neighbors in Nepal) to enchanting Nepali singers flow from open the Kathmandu. the speakers, creating a warm ambiThe lunch buffet at Kathmandu ence. A table in the front displays an includes a spicy sesame and cucumarray of intricate crafts, clothing, ber salad, saag aloo (spinach cooked musical instruments, small toys and with potato, cilantro, onion, tomato artwork from Nepal. and spices), and plentiful servings of Sapkota likens his headfirst dive Nepali chow chow, a noodle stir-fry into the restaurant business to buying with cabbage, mushroom, peas, pephis first car: “I wasn’t sure I knew pers, onion, broccoli and spices. For how to drive,” he admits with a smile, dinner, Sapkota described almost “but I was passionate about getting every item on the menu, patiently behind the wheel.” He’d been working answering my questions (not special for a Kathmandu carpet-making busitreatment, as a couple in the next ness before immigrating to the U.S. in booth received the same attentive1998. He has been involved in the ness). I tried the grilled lamb sekua, restaurant world ever since. basically a Nepali shish kabob, which
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was tender, spicy and delicious. Next, a beautiful ramekin of their famous “Everest” chicken, a sweet and spicy curry of tender pieces of meat cooked in a mouthwatering tomato, onion and mango sauce. This came with four different chutneys and side dishes—important palate cleansers in Nepali and Indian eating. I tried the aloo ko achar, a spicy potato “accompaniment” with sesame and coriander, tamarind and spicy mint chutney, and Sapkota’s own creation, a coconut tomato chutney that, manners aside, I could’ve poured on everything. Sapkota likes to keep his dishes simple; he says using three or four spices in each dish results in a more easily enjoyed flavor. Sapkota’s methods have been around for hundreds of years: He grinds spices whole and makes the chicken stock from scratch. Sapkota and Gopal describe one of their signature dis hes, quanti masala, or nine-bean stew, as a specialty typically cooked all day during Nepal’s Janai Purnima festival (janai means “sacred thread;” purnima, “full moon”) in July and August. Young Hindu men change an old yellow thread (which had signified their passage into manhood) for a new one. Women and children also wear yellow threads around their wrists to bring good luck and protection. While the savory stew of broth, beans, tomato, onion, garlic and spices is cooking, Sapkota recalls, “The whole house smells amazing.” Desserts including lassi, mango pudding, nubby kheer (rice pudding) and, my favorite, “Kathmandu sweet”—crisp, chewy triangles of fried dough smothered in coconut flakes. The Kathmandu feels welcoming and, with over 100 unique dishes, accommodating—whether you’re an adventurous eater or as picky as they come. u —Emily Moroz The Kathmandu House, 3142 S Highland Dr. Open daily 11:30a-10p. Lunch buffet MonSat 11a-2:30p. 801-466-3504, WWW.THEKATHMANDUHOUSE.COM
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Caffé Ibis 52 Federal Ave. Logan. 435-753-4777. WWW.CAFFEIBIS.COM. Caffé Ibis, open 7 days a week, is a 30-year -old award winning “Green Business” in historic downtown Logan. We feature triple certified coffees (organic, fair trade, shadegrown), along with teas and fine chocolates at our espresso bar. The WiFi equipped gallery/deli serves organic ethnic cuisine for breakfast and lunch. $, CC, V, TO. Coffee Garden 254 S. Main, inside Sam Weller’s Books and 900 E . 900 S. 355-4425. High-end espresso, delectable pastries & desserts. A great place to people watch. Mon-Sat 6a-8p; Sun 7a-6p. $, CC, V, P, TO. Cucina Deli 1026 Second Ave. 322-3055. Located in the historic A venues, Cucina offers a full menu of freshly made sandwiches, gourmet salads, specialty entrées and desserts. Daily specials include parmesan chick en, lasagna, and poached salmon. Enjoy the European atmosphere inside or relax under the umbrellas on the patio. Mon-Fri 7a-9p; Sat 8a-9p; Sun 8a-5p. $$, CC, V , P, TO, CAT.
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It’s Tofu 6949 S 1300 E, Cottonwood Heights, 801-566-9103. M- Sat 11a-9:30p. Traditional and modern Korean food in a stylish new space. Homemade tofubased entrées with veggies, seafood, teriyaki, “soon ” dishes, kimchi and more. No MSG. Wonderful selection of teas. Eat and go. $$, CC, V, L, TO, CAT. Nostalgia 248 E. 100 S. 532-3225. Salt Lake’s best-damn coffee, sandwiches, salads, soups and fresh pastries. A great destination for casual business meetings or a relaxed environment to hang out with friends. Local artists also find a home to sell their work in a new , hip environment. Free wireless Internet available. $, CC, V, B, TO, P, CAT. One World Café Salt Lak e City 41 S 300 E . Home cooking, organic style. Sample our vegan, vegetarian and meat dishes and pastries from an always -fresh menu. We plant and harvest, we cook, serve and feed, we compost and recycle, we volunteer, and we invest in our community hoping for a better place for us all. Price-your-own meal. Mon.-Sat. 11a-8p. Sun. 9a-5p. 801-519-2002. www.oneworldeverybodyeats.com. $, $$, V, P, TO. Rising Sun Coffee Too busy to eat healthy? Not anymore! Rising Sun Coffee now offers vegetarian and vegan breakfast and lunch bagels and sandwiches as well as non-dairy, gluten-free, sugar-free beverage options in a convenient drive thru style. We carry only fair-trade organic coffee and garden direct tea. Our delicious bagels are delivered daily from locally owned Stoneground bak ery. Experience Salt Lake’s first healthy grab-and-go eatery. 801-486-0090, 2100 S 266 W, SLC. Mon-Fri 5:30a-6:30p, Sat 6a-6p and Sun 9a-5p. $, CC, V , TO Sage’s Café 473 E. 300 S. 322-3790. Sage’s Café serves the healthiest & freshest cuisine in Utah, without compromising the overall dining experience. Sage’s Café serves organic wines & beer, fresh pastries, triple-certified coffee & tea. Cuisine ranges from fresh pasta to raw foods. Sage’s Café sustains diversity, compassion, personal & environmental health, community & positive attitude. Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30a-2:30p & 5- 9:30p; Fri 11:30a2:30p & 5p-12a; Sat 9-12a; Sun 9a-9p. $-$$, CC, V, P, W/B,TO. The Star of India , 55 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, 801-363-7555. An award-winning Salt Lak e institution since 1990. Featuring a full bar, $9.95 lunch buffet with 20-25 delicious choices, salad, naan, and rice pudding . Tandoori style cooking. Specializing in chicken curry, lamb, seafood, halal & goat meat and vegetable entrées. All food prepared fresh and on premises. P arking validated in all surrounding lots and meter tok ens provided. Lunch M-Sat 11:30a2:30p, Dinner M-Th 2:30p-10p, Fri-Sat 2:30-10:30p, Sun 3-9:30p. ww.starofindiaonline.com. $-$$$, CC, V, W/B, L, TO, CAT.
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Takashi 18 West Market Street. 519-9595. Renowned sushi chef Takashi Gibo has opened the doors to an incredible Japanese dining experience. Enjoy a beautiful presentation of classic sashimi or experiment with delicious creations f rom the extensive sushi bar. Savor the assortment of small plates (Japanese tapas), from the tantalizing menu prepared by Chef Morio T omihara. Featuring premium sake, wines and Japanese and domestic beers. Open Mon-Fri from 11:30a. and Sat. from 5:30p. $$-$$$ CC V W/B T O. The Tin Angel Cafe 365 West 400 South, 801-328-4155. Perched on the south edge of P ioneer Park in downtown Salt Lake, Tin Angel Cafe offers a locally driven, award winning, European inspired menu on the patio or in the artful dining room. Live music, local art and a full list of libations round out the experience. R eservations recommended. WWW.THETINANGEL.COM. $$, RR, CC, V, W/B, L, P, TO, CAT
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News and ideas from near and far for a healthier, more sustainable future BY PAX RASMUSSEN Cities 3rd annual meeting (held in Salt Lak e City), Solar Salt Lake Partnership (a collaboration of a number of governmental bodies and renewable energy programs) was awarded the Solar America Cities Barrier Buster A ward for efforts over the last few years to “remove significant market barriers to solar and improve Utah’s net metering rules.” In other words, it’s now easier and cheaper to install solar panels. Part of the reason for the award is that this year , Utah got an A for its net metering rules (the rules that govern how much money you get if your solar panels put energy back into the power grid), up from an F in 2007. Also, there are some neat new rebates you can get for installing solar: $2/watt, up to $8,750 residential, $50,000 commercial.
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Poetry & Music Gathering Saturday, May 29, 2010 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Emcee & Poet – Ray Conrad Hal Cannon and Teresa Jordon The Blue Sage Band Wayne County High School Cowboy/Cowgirl Poetry Winners Robber’s Roost Bookstore Stage Torrey, Utah Tickets: $10 in advance $12 at the door For more information visit www.entradainstitute.org
Green clean A drop in the bucket Sure, there are a lot of drips in our state legislature, but sometimes they get things done that aren ’t so watered down. Sen. Scott Jenkins’ (R-Plain City) bill this past legislative session legalized rainwater collection (with certain limits on barrel size, and they have to be covered). Of course, lots of folks around town have been collecting rainwater for years for home and garden use without prosecution—not surprisingly, the state has bigger fish to fry than worrying about who’s watering their summer squash with illicit rainwater. May 1-9 is Water Week. To honor the element, make or buy a rain barrel. You’d be surprised how much water comes down the spout during a decent- sized storm: Here at CATALYST, Greta dragged our empty curbside recycling bin under a section of roof that was dumping quite a bit of water during the last storm, and it filled to the brim in just a couple hours. Of course we didn’t need the water right after a storm and we did need a recycling bin, but ou r editor insists it was only an experi ment, from which she concluded that we definitely could use a rain barrel. A quick Internet search turns up lots of results—some more expensive and visually attractive than others. Locally , Earth Goods General Store ( EARTHGOODSGENERALSTORE.COM) and Western Garden Centers ( WESTERNGARDENS.COM) carry a variety of models. For lots more ideas and resources, check out W asatch Community Gardens’ rain catchment guide: WASATCHGARDENS.ORG/RESOURCE/RAINCATCHMENT.
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Got an old car battery sitting around your garage, maybe leaking corrosive goo all over your camping gear (ahem...)? Get rid of it green and help TreeUtah in the process: From now until the end of the year, batteries can be dropped off at Jardine Services (2646 S 300 W) Mon-F ri, 8a-5p, and AAA will donate $2 each to TreeUtah. WWW.TREEUTAH.ORG
A bright new dawn When it comes to solar energy, Utah has seen the light. Last month, at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar America
For the most part, I dress lik e a slob—but even I have several pieces of clothing with tags: “Dry clean only .” Thing is, dry cleaners use perchloroethylene, a highly toxic chemical known to cancer, not to mention kidney and liver damage. There are alternatives, though! Last month, the California chapter of the National Organi zation for Women (CANOW) announced NODRYCLEAN.COM, a website that shows you the closest professional garment cleaner that doesn’t use perchloroethylene. They have an Android app, too, with an iPhone one soon to be released. It ’s a pity, though, that according to the website, a Salt Lak er’s closest option is in Bountiful.
Give your kids an ad-ucation Last month, the Federal Trade Commission launched an education campaign for children about advertising, called Admongo (ADMONGO.GOV). While not directly greenfocused,you can see the connection: Wised-up kids will (hopefully) buy less crap, and that ’s green for sure. Their approach is two-pronged—materials for parents and teachers (sample ads, training videos and a 5th and 6th grade classroom curriculum) and an online video game, both of which are designed to help kids understand what an ad is and what it ’s designed to do. I spent a good 20 minutes playing the game while I was supposed to be writing this column—and it was really fun. You get to run around and collect coins and stomp goombas, all while collecting ads for points (and then answering questions about what the ad is designed to get you to do, for extra points). Gameplay is interspersed with videos that explain advertising concepts to kids. It was actually a lot of fun.
Rad rebates Hopefully most people by now know that R ocky Mountain Power and Questar will give big rebates for new high-efficiency washers, dryers, furnaces, insulation, etc. (If you don’t, check out the websites listed below). Now , though, the Feds are giving out even more money! Congress approved $300 million in rebate incentives for the purchase of new Energy Star appliances—$2.6 million of which is coming to Utah. The program is to be up and running by May 12. Only certain very high- efficiency appliances will count, so check the website for details. State Energy Program rebates: TINYURL.COM/UTAHREBATES; Rocky Mountain Power rebates: TINYURL.COM/ROCKYREBATES; Questar rebates: TINYURL.COM/QUESTARREBATES
Vertical Diner 2280 S. West Temple SLC. 484-VERT. Vertical Diner offers vegan versions of classic “American” fare, including biscuts and gravy and burgers. New hours: 8am-10pm—seven days a week. Summer Patio Concert Series begins July 17th $, CC, V, TO. W/B
Don’t chuck it—fix it Each year, more than five million tons of electronic waste ends up in landfills in the U .S. alone (and that doesn’t include the huge amount of e -waste we ship to China). Next time that iPod or Playstation breaks down, don’t just throw in in the trash—fix it yourself, with the help of IFIXIT.COM. The website has manuals (that anyone can edit), parts lists and forums to help people figure out how to fix just about anything electronic (and even some other, non-electronic things, like bikes and cars). It ’s still pretty new, so there’s not a ton of real specific stuff yet, but it ’s worth checking out already just for their extensive iPod/iPhone repair sections. WWW.IFIXIT.COM
Giving carbon the boot The goverment’s response to global warming may be FUBAR in general, but things may not be so SNAFU at the DOD. According to a Pew Research study, the Department of Defense is responsible for 80% of government ’s total energy consumption, but all branches of the military are moving to change that. Some of their green initiatives include: bases partially powered by solar energy (with plans for more soon), the Navy hopes to get 50% of its fuel from non-fossil sources by 2020 and the US Marine Corps are using high efficiency foams to insulate temporary structures in Iraq. With the way the military usually does things, this green initiative will likely end up costing 20 times what it’s worth and won’t really happen till hell freezes over, but A for effort! TINYURL.COM/ARMYGREEN
High-rise horticulture According to an article from AFP (Agence F rancePresse), rooftop farming and beekeeping is booming in New York—and the government’s on board! The city ’s Parks and Rec Department is testing 16 types of vegetation that could be grown on the roofs of public buildings, and there are tax breaks for people who install “green roofs.” Besides alleviating food security concerns, vegetation on roofs absorbs solar radiation (sunlight) and keeps the surrounding area much cooler. Beekeeping is a burgeoning rooftop activity, too—until last March, beekeeping was illegal in New York; but now that the ban’s been lifted, rooftop beekeepers are coming out of hiding and teaming up with the gardeners. P ollination abounds! TINYURL.COM/NYROOFTOPGREENS
Coop on the web The Wasatch Cooperative Market (SLC’s first consumerowned cooperative grocery market) has revved up their website—they’ve moved to a . COOP domain. Check it out for a video showing who they are and what they ’re bringing to Salt Lake as well as get a bunch of great info on cooperatives in general. Keep an eye out for updates and other news—including where the store will eventually be. WASATCH.COOP
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Whispers Cafe 1429 South 1100 East, SLC. 953-1279. Whispers Cafe, a locally owned speciality coffee house located in the heart of Sugarhouse, features our all vegan “Tree Hugger Sunday Brunch” served 9am-2pm every Sunday. Whether you’re in the mood for a fresh hot P anini, a locally baked desert or pastry, one of our 21 flavors of lose leaf teas, or just a great cup of coffee we have something to offer all walks of life. Hours: Mon-Thu 6am-10pm, Fri-Sat 8am-12pm, Sun 8am-10pm. WWW.WHISPERSCAFESLC.COM $, CC, V, P, TO, Wifi.
SEX AND VIOLENCE
Tough girls on skates (and the sweetest ladies off the rink)
Meet the Salt City Derby Girls
BY KATHERINE PIOLI
rink with major concussions. It is, many would say, a masculine game for these reasons, yet this game is decidedly feminine and, dare we say, sexy! “A lot of pictures of our derby wounds wind up on Facebook and MySpace,” says derby player Nyda the Dead with a little smile. A smallish woman with a soft round face, Nyda doesn’t immediately strike one as a hardcore bad ass, but talking about roller derby reveals a hidden streak of recklessness. “There are badges of honor that show you Stella-guns were out there working hard. It shows you were a threat to the other team and a target for them to knock down.” Nyda joined the Salt City Derby Girls league in 2007. The league, formed in 2005, is composed of four teams: Bomber Babes, Death Dealers, Leave it to Cleavers and Sisters of No Mercy. A fifth group, the all-star team Salt
She may be your accountant Just because derby girls can throw it down on the rink doesn’t necessarily mean they are merciless vixens off rink too. In fact, says Nyda, most of the women from Salt Lake’s four teams don’t conform to the image one might expect of a girl who spends her free time willingly throwing her body at other women. Many have never played a sport before joining their roller derby team. Not everyone has piercings and tattoos. Some of Salt Lake’s Derby Girls are stay-athome moms who view the sport as a way to get out of the house and not be mom for a while. Other players are engineers, restaurant managers and cancer researchers. Nyda
“If you don’t fall down on the rink,” Nyda says, “you’re not giving it your all.”
laying a full contact spor t is almost unheard of for women. Sure, there are a few women’s rugby teams (BYU of all places has a very talented club team) and the occasional ice hockey team, but women rarely engage each other on that level. Female lacrosse players, for example, are explicitly forbidden by game rules to “check” their opponents using their body or their stick. (Checking is blocking an opponent by bumping with the body from the front or side.) In men’s lacrosse, on the other hand,
checking is considered an essential element of the game and encouraged as good technique.
Checks and unbalances One sport, however, defies traditional gender roles, although it is played almost exclusively by women. Roller derby is highly aggressive and decidedly full contact. Body checking, in the appropriate and rules sanctioned areas, is instrumental. Players often walk away from the bouts with minor injuries, bruised ribs and sore wrists. Sometimes players leave the
City Shakers, takes players from these four teams to compete on the national level. Nyda the Dead is currently captain of the team Sisters of No Mercy and from the sound of it she really plays with no mercy. “If you don’t fall down on the rink,” Nyda says, “you’re not giving it your all.”
herself works a low-contact job as a paralegal. Roller derby is known for its athleticism and for its punk feminist sex-positive aesthetic. Influenced by the ideas associated with thirdwave feminism, roller derby breaks out of the narrow gendered definitions that haunt other spor ts.
Although derby began as a mix-gender sport in the 1920s, its contemporary resurgence has attracted predominantly female players. The game first reappeared in Austin, Texas in 2002 (see “ Whip It”  set in Austin, with hot skating by real derby girls). F our years later the Women’s Flat Track Derby Associ ation (WFTDA) was formed. Now dozens of derby leagues fill four geographical regions under the WFTDA. The western region alone, which encompasses Salt Lake, has 22 competing leagues. Men did not begin organizing their own clubs until 2007. The Men ’s Derby Association (MDA) only has four leagues, all of which are located in the eastern U.S.
“You don’t have many women’s sports where you are actually able to hit,” says Stella Guns, former downhill ski racer from Park City and co-captain for Leave it to Cleavers. “The femininity comes from the fact that we are all women, and the teams are run, organized and governed by women.” There is also one main ingredient that makes the sport more overtly feminine. Stella calls it getting “derbied out”: “We wear skirts and get prettied up. I like wearing fishnet tights and very short booty-shorts.” The sexy outfits—though certainly appreciated by the audience—are primarily for the benefit of the players. “It helps selfimage,” she explains. “People can see themselves as strong, powerful women and still sexy.” Smack n’ DeckHer, captain of the Death Dealers, learned to love her body and feel con-
fident in her physical appearance when she joined her derby team. “At work, I wear conservative dress clothes,” she says. “Then I come here and wear glitter make-up. I am putting on a costume; it’s very empowering.”
Bring on the mouth guard With all that exposed skin, the derby girls suffer from
plenty of scrapes, bruises and cuts, but they make sure to protect themselves where it counts most. Serving as a reminder that derby is indeed a full-contact sport, the list of protective gear makes one wonder how much skin actually remains exposed. The heavy-duty kneepads look like hard plastic shields attached to knee braces. There are elbow pads, wrist guards, a mouth guard and a helmet. “We fall down a lot—on our knees, on all fours. We slide. We hit. It can get pretty dirty,” says Smack, who once ignored an ache in her shoulder until weeks after her match and then learned she had a sprained rotator cuff. Stella, however, is quick to defend roller derby from its reputation as a purely aggressive sport. She assures people that, even though the spor t is full-contact, random violence on the rink is not tolerated.
She’s got the moves Derby rules are actually very specific about what hits are legitimate and which are not. Learning how to hit is just as important as learning to skate. It is a vital par t of the strategy. Take, for example, a popular move called the can opener. One player skates in front
of an opponent, getting into position as close as possible to the other player’s chest. Then the player in front simply stands up. “Hopefully, that move results in a full body check in the other player’s chest area which is a legal hitting zone,” says Stella. “Usually it can make them fall over.” Stella Guns recommends that anyone wanting to play for a derby team learn to keep their elbows at their sides. Elbowing is one checking move that is strictly forbidden. Using those female hips, however, is great play option. When checking with hips, any hitting zone above the knee is fair play. Most moves try to steer an opponent off the r ink with a well place hip in the other player’s thigh and a little encouraging push out of bounds. “Contact sport may be beneficial for women,” writes sports psychologist Linda Keeler in the Journal of Sports Behavior. “A woman uses her body in contact as a means to express and learn about herself and [this interaction] can actually help empower girls and women by teaching them about their physical capabilities.” Listening to players like Nyda, Smack and Stella, it seems Keeler has hit the nail on the head. These women have found empowerment through their game, feeling better about their bodies and more confident in their actions. They express their inner badass hip-checking on the rink and their inner diva by donning fishnet tights. Best of all, roller derby is a sport that allows even a normally mild-mannered woman like Nyda to let loose and get a little aggro. “When someone hits my team mate legally or illegally I am out there and ready to avenge them,” she says. “We are all human beings. We all have the desire and capability to feel powerful, exert ourselves and be aggressive, especially when we are part of a team striving to accomplish a common goal.” u CATALYST staff writer Katherine Pioli bears a remarkable resemblance to Ellen Page.
n a recent Saturday in downtown Salt Lake you might have noticed the grim reaper walking down the street. In black, with a huge silver cross hung around his neck, he was one of the many devoted fans of the Sisters of No Mercy and on his way to see the team’s first match of the 2010 season. Inside the Salt Palace Convention Center, hundreds of people gathered for the double -header game featuring the all-star team Salt City Shakers against Lava City Rollerdolls from Bend, Oregon. The room rumbled with the sound of punk rock music punctuated by the voice of the Mohawk-sporting game announcer. The girls were on their best derby behavior , ready to rumble and win. The first points were scored by Lava City but the Shak ers quickly overtook them. A flattened nose, twisted ankle and other injuries kept the EMT busy. As the match drew to an end, the loyal local crowd gripped their beers tighter, sat up in their seats and cheered. It was a close game, but Lava took the victory 77-74. Roller Derby in Salt Lake is a party that shouldn’t be missed. Here is your guide to the Salt City Derby Girls’ 2010 season (all games are on Saturdays and start at 6 pm): May 15—Sisters of No Mercy vs Leave it to Cleavers; Bomber Babes vs Death Dealers June 12—Bomber Babes vs Leave it to Cleavers; Salt City Shakers vs FoCo Girls Gone Derby (Fort Collins, Co) July 10—Leave it to Cleavers vs Death Dealers; Salt City Shakers vs Arizona Roller Derby September 25—6 pm Bomber Babes vs Sisters of no Mercy; Junction City Roller Dolls October 16—League Championship WWW.SALTCITYDERBYGIRLS.COM
SHALL WE DANCE?
Dancing sage grouse An avian courtship ritual connects people and ecosystems BY AMY BRUNVAND
“Nuptial Dance of the Sage Grouse” (c) 2008 printed courtesy of Mary Lee Eggart. See this and more beautiful work by Mary at
Anyone acquainted with wildlife knows that many creatures actually dance. —Reginald & Gladys Laubin, Indian Dances of North America (1989) he other day when my daughter w ent to gather eggs she declared, “I hope they are not under that broody hen. She pecks me.” Indeed, one poor hen determined to hatch a clutch of infertile eggs was acting as sulky and temperamental as any brooding poet. Until we got a small backyard flock I never noticed how frequently people talk about chickens— we go to bed with the chickens , have a pecking order at work, ruffle other people’s feathers, roll our eyes at cocky young men, do the chicken dance at weddings and leave cryptic notes written in chicken scratch. People who invented these idioms must have spent a lot mor e time watching chickens than people do nowadays. Even so, everyone knows a human “mother hen” is fussy and overprotective, though the simile
seems far less trite once you watch a real mother hen spread her wings over her babies like a tent. Speaking of chickens, our cocky junior congressman Jason Chaffetz (UT-3) was recently quoted scoffing at possible endangered species protection for the greater sage grouse, a chickensized bird ((sometimes called prairie chicken) that lives in the vanishing sagebrush ocean of the Western U.S.
So just as sociable, domesticated chickens are a mirror for human society, dancing sage grouse are a mirror for a whole wild sage-green ecosystem that we modern Great Basin dwellers live in but often ignore.
Chaffetz declared, “The only good place for a sage grouse to be listed is on the menu of a French bistro. It does not deserve federal protection, period.” I would guess that Mr. Chaffetz has never actually seen a sage gr ouse (though I confess, neither have I, in person). B y all accounts they are quite wonderful. You see, sage grouse are famous for dancing. You can watch them on YouTube, but it’s clearly not the same as getting up with the chickens and creeping through tall, dewy grass to see the birds gather at a strutting ground called a “lek,” where the males show off and the hens take their pick. The dancing grouse spread out their wings and fanlike tails; they bob up and down, puffing the yellow air sac on their chest; they sing a r hythmic blooping song that sounds like a water y drum. Once upon a time, dancing sage grouse were as familiar as chickens. According to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, the early pioneers saw sage grouse everywhere there was sagebrush, and they saw sagebrush everywhere. Since then,
however, the American sagebrush steppe has become one of the most endangered ecosystems in the world. In March, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided that “protection under the Endangered Species Act is warranted. However, listing the greater sage grouse at this time is precluded by the need to address other listings of higher priority.” What that means is, sage grouse protection is inconvenient because they live in places that are desirable for ranching and energy development. In any case, sagebrush is not considered very beautiful so people are generally willing to sacrifice it. That is to say, except the people who have actually seen sage grouse dancing—ever since Fish & Wildlife declined to list the species, those people have been writing heartfelt editorials about why the birds deserve protection. The American Indians who lived in the sagebrush ocean probably had as many sage grouse idioms as we have chicken idioms. They certainly had sage grouse dances which are described in the book Indian Dances of North America, by Reginald & Gladys Laubin who wrote: “Not yet having seen the real prairie chickens dance, we were under the impression that, comical and interesting as the Indians’ imitation was, they had nevertheless taken a great deal of liberty in their portrayal. Later, when we saw moving pictures of the courting dances of the prairie chickens and sharp-tailed grouse…we were astonished to find that the movements and even the sounds w ere identical to those we had learned from the Indians!” So just as sociable, domesticated chickens are a mirror for human society, dancing sage grouse are a mirror for a whole wild sage-green ecosystem that we modern Great Basin dwellers live in but often ignore. Congressman Chaffetz is not completely wrong—just like chickens, sage grouse prepared by a French chef probably taste pretty good, but that doesn’t mean they lack other virtues. Their dance communicates something that deeply touches the heart and soul of people who see it, and if for no other reason they do deserve Federal protection. Period. The sage grouse have finished dancing this year. Next April look for sage grouse-viewing opportunities from local environmental organizations and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. u Amy Brunvand is a librarian at the University of Utah and a dance enthusiast. To see sage grouse dance: TINYURL.COM/Y5X7D7E
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Yoga is more than just the 7 a.m. class at your local gym that coaxes your otherwise stiff body into strange contortions. In India, the country of yoga’s origin, it is both an active practice—formed of asanas or poses— and a mental practice. It is this more contemplative and spiritual aspect of yoga which becomes the subject for contemporary realist painter Laurie Lisonbee’s latest show. The paintings in this exhibit take on the distinct feeling of Christian devotional artwork. The rich red in her Tree Pose Rose, overlaid with soft, white angelic hands and a golden halo around a hovering white rose, inspire a sense of divinity and peace. For one familiar with the yogic practice, it is the same peace that comes with each deep breath and each stretch towards the center of the earth and sky. Reflecting on her own work, Lisonbee is very conscious of the sense of the divine in her paintings. “I find that yoga postures contain worlds of meaning, embodied in a simple pose where the psycho -spiritual finds perfect expression in the physical,” she says. “ These paintings hint of vows, rituals, meditations, of personal losses and yearnings.” They also hint at the small things in life that, if given attention, create what she calls “an exquisite wholeness.” These little things are some of the most poignant parts of her paintings. With grace and simplicity she adds little objects, a stone, a spoon or the head of an orchid. These details give extra life and suggest a deeper meaning to each piece. Lisonbee divides her life between the beaches of California and the mountains of Utah. She currently teaches drawing and design at Brigham Y oung Univeristy. Lisonbee has been the recipient of numerous awards including museum purchase awards and “best of show ” awards in regional and national exhibitions. Laurie Lisonbee’s solo exhibition at A Gallery in Salt Lak e City continues through May 23. A Gallery, 1321 S 2100 E , Salt Lake City. WWW.LAURIELISONBEE.COM, WWW.AGALLERYONLINE.COM
The Arts Masonic “Mermaid” Join the Academy of Performing Arts for a journey into the mysterious world of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid” with an original adaptation by Collin Kruezer. A cast of local talent will tak e the stage to bring Ariel’s magic kingdom to life. Creative set design transports the landlocked production underwater and elaborate costumes adorn familiar characters of myth and legend in this undersea adventure. It ’s also an opportunity to see the inside of the exotic and mysterious Masonic Temple.
Mermaid; Fri., Sat., Mon., May 1 through May 22, 7:30p; May 8 & 15, 2p; $8-$12; The Masonic Temple, 850 E South Temple; TINYURL.COM/2BKGU89
India jazz suites Pandit Chitresh Das and Jason Samuels Smith will set the stage ablaze when they appear at Ogden’s Peery’s Egyptian Theater to perform “India Jazz Suites,” an explosive collaboration between one of
India’s foremost Kathak masters and one of the world’s fastest, Emmy-award winning tap dancers. The result is high entertainment that crosses the boundaries of age, race and culture, a blast of incredible speed, power, grace, epic storytelling and the pure joy of dance. India Jazz Suites; May 8, 7:30p; $15-$50; Perry’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden; TINYURL.COM/2FD4BQP
I love you and I’m leaving anyway On June 5, Tracy McMillan will read from her book, I Love You and I’m Leaving Anyway, a comic, literary road trip into the heart and soul of television writer McMillan’s relationship with her father—a former pimp and drug dealer, currently serving 23 years in federal prison—and what it has meant for her relationships with men, including three ex-husbands and a school-age son. A former Salt Laker, McMillan is a television writer and memoirist, most recently on the Emmy Award-winning AMC series Mad Men. Tracy McMillan reading, June 5, 2p; The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S 1500 E ; 801-484-9100; ALISON@KINGSENGLISH.COM.
Festival Season Water Week What is necessary for every known form of life to survive? What makes up more than 50% of our bodies? The answer: Water is as simple as three atoms: two hydrogen, one oxygen. Water. Human life on Earth depends on a clean, readily acessible source of water, and yet, nearly 900 million people lack access to safe water supplies. If we don’t radically alter our use of water, scientists predict the American Southwest will become a dust bowl by mid- century. Salt Lake City’s Water Week aims to raise awareness about water issues and the importance of conservation. There’s a long list of events scheduled from May 1 to May 9 as part Water Week, from classes on water-wise gardening to films, a lecture by author/activist Craig Childs, and a plant sale organized by Wasatch Community Gardens. Water Week; May 1 to May 9; free; TINYURL.COM/23NQF4N
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World Fair Trade Day Maybe you didn’t get the memo, but May 7 is World Fair Trade Day. Learn how Fair Trade affects both the global community and our local one here in Utah at the World Fair Trade Day Utah Celebration on May 8. A lecture on local and international connections at the Main Library kicks off the event on May 7, with a celebration on May 8 with a fair trade brunch, Caffe Ibis coffee and Divine Chocolate tastings, live music at Sugar House Coffee and music and dance from around the world. World Fair Trade Day Utah; May 8; free; lecture on May 7, 4-5p; free; Main Library, 210 E 4th S; MARYANNEEMERY@VILLAGESUTAH.ORG, TINYURL.COM/27VMCZ4
HRC “No Excuses” not to party! Utah native and LDS -raised musician Spencer Day will perform at the 6th annual “No Excuses” Gala Dinner and Silent
Utah offers a plethora of opportunities to observe birds and other wildlife, from the shores of the Great Salt Lake to the peaks of the Wasatch Mountain Range. Whether you’re an experienced birder or a novice, the 12th Annual Great Salt Lake Bird Festival is a wonderful occasion to play I Spy with our feathered friends. The festival’s guides are experienced and well-qualified. (May 13 to May 17), Five days are packed with more unique birding opportunities than you can flap a wing at. A highlight of the Festival is the opportunity to go “Behind the gates” at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Farmington Bay, and the Ambassador Duck Club. Acclaimed author Terry Tempest Williams headlines as the keynote speaker at a Dutch oven dinner on May 15 at 6p. New this year is Birds and Beers on May 14 at 7:30p at Roosters Brewing Company in Layton. Check out the website for a rundown of the extensive lineup of events.
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SLC Fashion Stroll Utah’s finest fashion designers and artisans descend on Salt Lake in May for the 3rd Annual Spring SLC Fashion Stroll, a night of street-style runway shows, live music, shopping and the addition of a few new event highlights still unannounced. The whimsical, D-I-Y grassroots street-festival feel of the Fashion Stroll should make this a top-notch night out for SLC’s fashionistas and fashioners. SLC Fashion Stroll; May 21; 3rd South, between 2nd and 3rd East; SLCFASHIONSTROLL@GMAIL.COM
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Auction, a benefit for the Utah steering committee of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization. The evening’s festivities will include a “Singles Ward Dance” after-party hosted by Sister Dottie S. Dixon and DJ Kimberly S. Colorado Rep. Jared Polis (D), the first openly gay man elected to the House as a freshman, will provide the keynote address.
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Stop Frustration Now. Finding Joy in Life. The Herbal Medicine Chest. Golf Fitness: The Full Swing & Mental Game “Magic.” These are just a few of the multifarious workshops on tap for the 13th annual Sun Valley Wellness Festival from May 27 to May 31 in Sun Valley, Idaho. The festival will feature keynote speaker Jamie Lee Curtis, along with writers Abraham Verghese and Dani Shapiro, Lama Surya Das, shaman Ross Bishop and many other inspiring presenters. In addition, there will be movement classes from yoga to belly dancing, an exhibit hall and hands-on hall with over 50 vendors and practitioners, and a musical performance by Colbie Caillat. Sun Valley Wellness Festival; May 27-31; prices available online; Sun Valley, Idaho; (208) 726-2777, WWW.SUNVALLEYWELLNESS.ORG
The Summer Solstice Show is a fundraiser for the 2010 Utah Arts Festival. CAKE ticket purchase includes a 2-for-1 voucher to the Festival running June 24-27th. For details visit www.uaf.org, 801-322-2428
CALENDAR Climate refugees On Monday, May 17, the Salt Lake City Film Center hosts a screening of the documentary “Climate Refugees.” With Earth’s population expanding and evidence of global climate change mounting, the possibility of
taking a series of exercises and through processing a series of gestalts, you will (re)discover your higher motivations and visions for taking up a specific career. Consequently, not only will you become more capable to deal with stress, job loss, and burnout, but you will better understand your own sense of calling. Jung, Vocation and Individuation; May 6, 7-9p; free; University of Utah Union Building, 200 S Central Campus Dr, Salt Air Room (2nd floor); WWW.JUNGUTAH.COM
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Utah T’ai Chi Day Master Lu’s Health Center is hosting Utah T’ai Chi Day on May 22 on the front southside lawn at the State Capital. This is a great opportunity to learn more about t ’ai chi chuan, a Chinese exercise practiced widely around the world. T’ai chi can be used for stress reduction, flexibility, coordination, balance, and even self- defense. Utah T’ai Chi Day; May 22, 9-10:30a; free; Utah State Capital, 350 N Main St; 801-463-1101, WWW.LUHEALTHCENTER.COM
Natural Connections May 8 is the day to buy plants • Red Butte Garden’s annual Benefit Plant Sale is a fabulous way to get started with spring and summer planting. Experts will be on hand to advise and assist as you shop among the wild assortment of flow-
Traces, 1432 S. 1100 E. Yes, Tanya is usually there on Sunday. Besides heirloom vegies and flowers, she offers a big selection of organic seeds (and a beautiful place to browse). Red Butte Garden Plant Sale; 9a-3p; Cottam’s Grove, just south of Red Butte Garden’s greenhouses. (Follow the signs.) Wasatch Community Gardens Annual Plant Sale ; 8am-1pm. Rowland Hall, 720 S. Guardsman way Traces, 1432 S. 1100 E. 801.467.9544.
entire regional populations being displaced from their homelands poses an increasingly dire threat. Filmmaker Michael Nash spent two years visiting hot spots where rising sea levels are threatening millions of people’s survival. Climate Refugees; May 17, 7-9p; free; Main Library, 210 E 4th S ; WWW.SLCFILMCENTER.ORG
Inner Work Radiant health & fitness Exploring the balance of mind, body and spirit is essential to achieving optimal fitness. Demi Langford and Sunny Strasburg will lead an intensive three -day retreat at
ers, veggies, trees, shrubs and vines. Proceeds benefit Red Butte Garden. • Wasatch Community Gardens’ Annual Plant Sale will feature unique, flavorful heirloom vegetables and herb seedlings you can’t find anywhere else and a large collection of edible perennials, as well as droughttolerant and Utah native landscape plants. • And if you wake up Sunday morning regretting you hadn’t gone, remember
Tara Mandala Offering; May 16 & 28, 6-7p; free; Pioneer Craft House, 500 E 33rd S ; UTAHTARA@GMAIL.COM
The ancient science of prophesy The Utah Eck Center will host an in- depth discussion of the principle of the cycles of life as proposed in a book by P aul Twitchell, the modern-day founder of ECKANKAR. The Eck Center hosts related events on the fourth Sunday of every month. The Ancient Science of Prophesy; May 23, 10:3011:45a; free; Utah Eck Center, 8105 S 7th E ; UTECKCENTER@GMAIL.COM
Develop your tarot talent Margaret Ruth, CATALYST’s psychic expert and metaphysical columnist, can help you use tarot cards to develop insights that serve your personal development. Her new class in the U’s Continuing Education program will teach you the meanings of cards
Weekly Nature Walk The Swaner EcoCenter offers nature walks on the south side of the Swaner Preserve every Wednesday, weather permitting. The easy stroll will offer you the chance to learn about the history of Swaner, what animals and plants call the P reserve
The third annual Tara Ritual Mandala Offering will be held the weekend of May 28. The offering is a healing, empowering experience that honors the Tara, the Buddhist female goddess of beauty and compassion. A practice of the 21 P raises of Tara will be held on May 16.
the relaxing Alta Lodge focusing on the psychological aspects of body awareness, mindful eating, removal of emotional blocks and achieving optimal well-being. The course will also incorporate meditation, yoga and journaling. Radiant Health and Fitness retreat; May 14-16; $450, lodging and meals included (Alta Lodge). DEMI@DEMILANGFORD.COM, 801-835-4164, WWW.LIVE-ON.PURPOSE.COM/WORKSHOPS.HTML
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Following one’s true vocation is a call to individuation. Your Career and the “Sense of Calling” is a practical workshop offered by the Jung Society of Utah wherein you’ll follow Jung’s teachings to access the archetypal narrative realm within you. By under-
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Wirth opens second Rolfing office
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Paul Wirth, who has practiced Rolfing (generically known as structural integration) in Utah since 2003, has opened a second office in Park City. Rolfing is a form of manual bodywork designed to enact long-term change in the body. Along with the office expansion, Wirth has adopted a new business name, Mosaic S.I., to reflect an important aspect of the practice, which is to integrate the parts of the body to f orm a harmonious and vibrant whole. Wirth’s Park City office adjoins the Range Pilates and Gyrotonic.
Maybe you’re a woman whose energy has been drained by the demands of reproduction and you are desiring to reclaim your body for yourself. Maybe you’re eager to get strong for a healthier pregnancy. Whatever your fitness level, Holly Sjostrom’s’ Boot Camp will help you become one tough mama. Sjostrom and her three trainers put their clients through a crossfit- style workout that leaves them feeling vital and eager for their next session. After the warm-up and learning a new workout skill (say an Olympic lift or a kettle bell movement) comes the workout du jour. “We want you to do the workout full-force to help you burn calories and build muscles,” said Sjostrom. Yoga and Pilates instructors are on hand for the cooldown. The program is offered 10am-noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday and costs $100/month, including a CrossFit membership. Curious? First week is free. (Super vised children’s play area provided, too.)
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Belly Bliss undergoes name and space changes, adds services Belly Bliss Prenatal Massage has outgrown itself. Now known as Salt Lake Prenatal Massage and Birthing Community Center (SLPMBCC), it recently moved into a new and significantly larger space on 21st South.
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SLPMBCC also hosts “Utah Birth Pages,” an online directory and community calendar for anything and everything related to pregnancy, birth and parenting in Utah. Listings are currently free. Salt Lake Prenatal Massage and Birthing Community Center; 28 E 21st S, Suite 118; (801) 792-8893, SLCP RENATALMASSAGE.COM.
SLPMBCC offers natural childbirth support groups, homebirth Q&A sessions, maternity clothing swaps, childbirth education, infant massage, baby sign langu age classes and space for small gatherings, in addition to its massage therapy and life coaching services.
If the flats of seeds you planted a month or two ago are taking off, and you suddenly realize having 40 Giant Belgian tomato plants and as many zucchini won’t really work in your 10 x 10-foot garden, head to the 1st Annual Seedling Swap & Sale. You can trade, sell or give away your young things. Wasatch Community Gardens will even bring some of their seedlings to share. Set up a small table, put ‘em on the hood of your car, the bed of your truck, how-
ever you wanna do it. Participation is free. 1st Annual Seedling Swap & Sale; May 15, 10a1p; Jordan Park, 10th S 9th W; WWW.SLCPEOPLESMARKET.ORG
Change is brewing at Rising Sun Coffee Rising Sun Coffee, located in a tiny hut at the busy intersection of 300 West and 21st So., is likely not at all what you’re imagining. Even if you don’t drink coffee, it is worth a visit. Taking inspiration from a few of his vegan employees, owner Tansu Magrel decided last year to stop selling prefab chai, stop making smoothies from ultra-sugary “fruit” mixes, and to significant-
ly reduce his CostCo bakery receipts. They now offer delicious local baked goods (including some vegan offerings), homemade Turkish chai, and vegan, lactose-, sugar- and/or gluten-free drink options. The café still offers 100% organic, fair-trade coffee. Even the dog treats are organic. Sourcing locally and providing higherquality ingredients costs him more, but Magrel hasn’t changed his prices. “I want to make money, but I’m a healthy person, and whatever I would drink at home is what I want to serve at my coffee shop,” said Magrel. “I just want to serve better food.” Rising Sun Coffee; 226 W 21st S ; Mon-Fri. 5:30a-6:30p, Sat. 6a-6p; (801) 486-0090, WWW.RISINGSUNCOFFEE.COM
Dancing Cranes changes hands Sixteen years ago, Jim Platt and Jana Svobodoba opened the doors of Dancing Cranes Imports in the then-vibrant Sugar House commercial district. Now in their 60s, Platt and Svobodoba are retiring, and relocating to their property in New Mexico near Bosque del Apache, a refuge for sandhill cranes. Luckily, Dancing Cranes will remain a part of life in the city thanks to longtime store employee Carlene Carlson and her husband Jimmy. They plan to open a café inside the store, host community classes, and expand the store’s stock of musical instruments. They also are planning a “local first ” area featuring products by local artisans. Interested artists may send an email to BREATHE@DANCINGCRANESIMPORTS.COM. The store is now open from 10a-7p. Dancing Cranes; 673 E. Simpson Ave; (801) 486-1129
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Caffé Molise, UTah Artist Hands break barriers, open new coffee shop Caffé Molise and UTah Artist Hands have long been partners in providing fine food and fine art in the 100 South block of downtown. Now the two have literally broken down the walls between their businesses and added the Artful Cup Coffee Shop, enlivening both the dining and the gallery experience. Caffé Molise; 55 W 1st S ; Sun. brunch from 10a, Mon-Sat lunch from 11:30a, Sun-Thurs 4-9p, Fri. & Sat. 4-10p; (801) 364-8833, WWW.CAFFEMOLISE.COM
Local beer enthusiasts rejoice! New Utah brewery taps its kegs This month the Beehive State welcomes its newest oat soda distributors. EPIC Brewery will open its doors on May 17. Located at 825 S State St, EPIC brews handmade, premium quality, high-alcohol ales and lagers. It ’s the first brewery since the prohibition era to brew beer that is exclusively greater than 4% alcohol by volume. Not to be confused with a brewpub, EPIC is licensed to sell its craft beer directly to the public, as well as state liquor stores, bars and restaurants. EPIC’s nine craft brews are sold cold in 22-ounce bottles. The brewery will sell American-style craft beers, unique beers that will vary from batch to batch and season to season and a series of special-release, small-batch beers, many of which will be aged in wood casks. Co founders David Cole and Peter Erikson share ownership responsibilities and pride. Brewmaster Kevin Crompton will lead the team of talented brewers. EPIC Brewing Company, 825 S State St, WWW.EPICBREWING.COM
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BY CHARLOTTE BELL hether it’s attic clutter or closet chaos, many of us develop the itch to clear our living space after the long, closed-in cold season. Spring is also a great time to cleanse our bodies, from the inside out.
It is common to feel thirsty after practicing twists (and backbends) because of their liver-squeezing actions. Be sure to drink lots of water after practicing them. According to Chinese medicine, spring supports detoxifying and tonifying the liver and gall bladder, our internal storage sheds for wintertime refuse. In the Chinese medical model, the liver controls the muscles and tendons of the body, so the squeezing and stretching actions of many yoga poses can help tonify the liver. But for direct action on the liver, nothing beats twists and backbends. Twists and backbends squeeze the liver, releasing toxins into your bloodstream. This month’s pose is chosen from among many yogic twists because of its name. The Roman epic poet
Ovid named May for “maiores,” the Latin word for elders. Elders are often associated with wisdom (especially by those of us who are approaching or fully entrenched in eldership). This month’s pose, Marichyasana III (pronounced mah-ree-CHEE-a-sa-na) is named for the sage Marichi, who Yoga Journal calls “the great-grandfather of Manu (‘man, thinking, intelligent’), the Vedic Adam, and the ‘father’ of humanity.” Elder, indeed. Sit on the floor with your legs extended straight out in front of you. Place a few fingers on the spine in your lower back. If you feel the spinous process (the knobby bits that extend outward from the vertebrae, to which muscles muscles and ligaments attach) poking out your lower back, place a folded blanket under your hips so that your hips are higher than your legs. Again feel your spine. Keep elevating your hips until your lower back no longer feels knobby. (When the spinous processes are poking out, your lower back is in flexion, meaning your back is bent, opposite of being arched. This is not a healthy position from which to twist your spine.) Let the weight of your torso release into your sit bones (the bony parts under the flesh of y our butt that you feel when you sit up straight on a firm surface). Flatten the back of your right leg on the ground and bend your left knee, drawing the foot back toward your left sit bone. Place the sole of your
left foot on the floor so the inside of your foot is about four inches from the inside of your right thigh. Scoot your right sit bone forward and your left sit bone back a bit, so that your sit bones are on a diagonal. (Some yoga methods will tell you to keep the sit bones aligned, but I’ve found that this can, over time, create instability in the sacroiliac joints [the joints between the middle and sides of the pelvis]. Take it from a yoga elder with an unstable sacroiliac joint!) Ground both sit bones and r otate your torso toward your left knee, sliding your right leg forward even more as you turn. Either hook your right arm around your left knee, or place your right elbow on the outside of the thigh. Place your left hand on the floor behind y our left hip. Press the left hand into the floor to help lengthen your spine upward. Relax your shoulders. Make sure you are not using your right arm to force yourself into the twist. Don’t go to your maximum twist. Breathe deeply, and as you inhale feel how your torso wants to rotate slightly out of the twist. As y ou exhale, feel how your torso moves back into the twist. Relax into these oscillations. When you suppress these movements, you suppress your breath—not the best way to detoxify your liver and restore your energy. Because the liver is associated with anger and aggression, balancing your liver requires that you approach asana practice with gentleness. Take five to 10 deep, nourishing breaths, letting your torso unwind into the rotation. Try to feel your abdominal organs, especially your liver, stomach and spleen, and allow them to settle into the twist along with your rib cage, spine and core muscles. After five or 10 breaths, rotate back to center and stretch your left leg out onto the floor. Sit for a few breaths and be present with what you feel in your body. Relax. Repeat on the second side. It is common to feel thirsty after practicing twists (and backbends) because of their liver-squeezing actions. Be sure to drink lots of water after practicing them. Twist wisely, without force or aggression, with the patience of the elders. Let Marichyasana renew your liver and your life. u Charlotte Bell is a yoga teacher, writer and musician who has taught yoga and meditation along the Wasatch Front and beyond since 1986. She is the author of “Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life.” WWW.CHARLOTTEBELLYOGA.COM.
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Green Redesign & Feng Shui 4/10 435-640-1206. Michelle Skally Doilney, U.S. Green Building Council member and Certified Feng Shui Consultant. Offering practical, budget-conscious and “green” Interior Redesign and Traditional Feng Shui consultations to homes and businesses in the Greater Park City and
Happy Paws Pet Sitting Plus 6/10 801-205-4491. Libbie Neale. Pet sitting in your home for your pets’ comfort and peace of mind. Providing vital home care services while you are away. Bonded and insured. Member, Pet Sitters International. Call for rates. WWW.HAPPYPAWSPETSITTINGPLUS.COM Poliform SLC 4/10 801-583-1516. Dream kitchens, remodels and additions, interior design. Design and project management services featuring Poliform Italian kitchens and furnishings. Become a fan and see our work on the Facebook Poliform SLC fan page. EcoLawncare 6/10 801-573-8934. Chase Fetter, owner. Clean, quiet, simple: Weekly electric mowing, edging, trimming using cordless battery-powered equipment, all recharged with renewable energy. Annual organic fertilizer treatments. Seasonal cleanups. A branch of Sage’s Way, creator of sustainable sanctuaries for the ecologically minded and water-wise garden lover. WWW.SAGESWAY.NET
Residential Design FB Ann Larson 801-322-5122. Underfoot Floors 4/10 801-467-6636. 1900 S. 300 W., SLC We offer innovative & earth friendly floors including bamboo, cork, marmoleum, hardwoods, natural fiber carpets as well as sand and finishing hardwood. Free in home estimates. Please visit our showroom. WWW.UNDERFOOTFLOORS.NET, UNDERFOOTFLOORS@AOL.COM. Vivid Desert Design 4/10 801-656-8763. Would you like a creative & beautiful landscape that makes sense for Utah's climate? Custom designs suited to your needs/interests and outdoor space. Masters degree in Landscape Architecture. Affordable. WWW.VIVIDDESERTDESIGN.COM
Wasatch Commons Cohousing 3/11 Vicky 801-908-0388. 1411 S. Utah St. (1605 W.) An environmentally sensitive community promoting neighborliness, consensus & diversity. Balancing privacy needs with community liv-
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ARTS, MUSIC & LANGUAGES instruction, galleries, for hire Alliance Francaise of Salt Lake City 5/10 801-571-0723. P.O. Box 26203, SLC UT 84126 International cultural organization conducts French language classes. Beginners through advanced levels taught by experienced native teachers. Three semesters, 10 sessions each. Also offers Children's classes, Beginner and Intermediate levels. Monthly social gatherings. In addition, we sponsor French related concerts and lectures. WWW.AFSLC.ORG Idlewild 10/10 801-268-4789, WWW.IDLEWILDRECORDINGS.COM. David and Carol Sharp. Duo up to six -piece ensemble. Celtic, European, World and Old Time American music. A variety of instruments. Storytelling and dance caller. CDs and downloads, traditional and original. IDLEWILD@IDLEWILDRECORDINGS.COM Michael Lucarelli. Classical guitarist, 801-2742845. Listen at WWW.LUCARELLI.COM FB
BODYWORK massage, structural integration (SEE ALSO: Energy Work & Healing) Body Alive! 1/11 801-414-3812. Linda Watkins, BFA, MEd, LMT.
Offering the very real possibility of release from chronic or acute pain resulting from injury, illness or the aging process. Specialized work in Deep Tissue Full Body sessions, Structural Integration (rolfing), Craniosacral therapy (Milne certified), Jin Shin Jyutsu. Each session tailored to meet your specific needs. “ The pain of everyday life” does not have to be your reality! Visa, MC, AmEx. WWW.LINDA-WATKINS.COM. Emissary of Light Massage Therapy 9/10 801-604-2502, 1104 E. Ashton Ave. (2310 S.) #102 (across from 24-Hour Fitness). Master Massage Therapist Kimberly Blosser uses a combination of modalities, including Ashiatsu, Swedish, deep tissue, Cranial Sacral, sports, and reflexology all in one amazing massage experience. Private studio conveniently located in Sugarhouse. Call for an appointment. Sugarhouse Bodywork—Deep Healing Massage 9/10 Eddie Myers, LMT, 801-597-3499. Jan Olds, LMT, 801-856-1474. 1104 E Ashton Ave by appointment. Eddie offers an eclectic blend of deep tissue, Russian Sports and Swedish Massage from the heart. Jan offers her own unique blend of lymphatic massage and Structural Integration and is well known as a neck and shoulder expert. Combined experience of over 28 years. Carl Rabke LMT, GCFP FOG 801-671-4533. Somatic Education and Bodywork. Feldenkrais®, Structural Integration and massage. Offering a unique blend of the 10 sessions with Awareness Through Movement® lessons. Dis cover the potential for learning and improvement at any age, as you come to inhabit your body with ease, vitality and integrity. WWW.BODYHAPPY.COM. Myofascial Release of Salt Lake 10/10 801-557-3030. Michael Sudbury, LMT. In chronic pain? Can’t resolve that one issue? Connective tissue restrictions distort the body ’s proper functioning and balance, and can cause problems in every system. Releasing the restrictions allows the body to finally heal as it should. WWW.MYOFASCIALRELEASEOFSALTLAKE.COM Rolfing® Structural Integration 5/10 Certified Rolfers Paul Wirth, 801-638-0021 and Mary Phillips, 801-809-2560. Rolfing improves movement, eases pain, and brings about lasting
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EDUCATION schools, vocational, continuing education A Voice-Over Workshop 10/10 801-359-1776. Scott Shurian. The Sal t Lake City voice-over workshop teaches the art of voicing commercials and narrations for radio, TV, multi media and the World Wide Web. Personal coaching and demo production also available. WWW.VOSCOTT.COM Canyonlands Field Institute 6/10 1-800-860-5262. P.O. Box 68, Moab, UT 84532. Authentic nature and culture. River and hiking trips and camps for schools, adults and families. WWW.CANYONLANDSFIELDINST.ORG Healing Mountain Massage School 801-355-6300. 455 South 300 East, Suite 103, SLC, UT 84111. Morning, evening, & weekend programs. Graduate in as little as 7 months. 8 students in a class. Mentor with seasoned professionals. Practice in a live day spa. ABHES accredited. Financial aid: loans/grants available to those who qualify. WWW.HEALINGMOUNTAIN.ORG Red Lotus School of Movement. FB 801-355-6375. WWW.REDLOTUSSCHOOL.COM
ENERGY WORK & HEALING energy balancing, Reiki (SEE ALSO: Bodywork) Lilli DeCair 10/10 801-533-2444 or 801-577-6119. Holistic health educator, certified Thought Pattern Management practitioner, coach, shamanic wisdom, Medicine Wheel journeys, intuitive consultant, mediator, minister. Usui Reiki Master/teacher offers all levels complete in 10 individual classes, certification & mentoring on request. Visit at Dancing Cranes Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons for psychic sessions. Cafe Alchemy and Mayan Astrology, nutritional nudges, stress relief hospital visits, fundraising. Send a psychic telegram. On the board of directors, Utah Mental Health Assn. Familiar Frequencies 6/10 801-474-1724. Patty Shreve. Energetic Healing for Animals. Providing shamanic healing techniques to resolve behavioral and health issues
and opening a conduit to connect with your animal’s perspective. WWW.FAMILIARFREQUENCIES.COM Quantum Biofeedback 4/11 Edie Lodi, Certified Quantum Biofeedback Specialist, 802-345-8637, edielodi.com Quantum Biofeedback is a non-invasive technology that trains the body to relax, reeducate muscles and reduce stress. Energetically harmonize your stress and imbalances. Restore the flow of energy through subtle electrical signals that work with innate healing. Biofeedback is great for animals. Shamanic Practitioner 6/10 801-542-9011. Jeff Farwell, 336 E 900 S, SLC. Master journeyer and shaman for over 10 years. Clears and compassionately stewards home those negative energies that impact physical, emotional, and energetic well-being. Interventions to address illness, repetitive life and generational patterns, inertia, trauma, and life purpose. Shamanic Astrology readings. Rites of passage ceremonies for Weddings, Births, and Deaths and space blessing/clearing. Full-mesa carrier in the Inka tradition who has received and gifted the 9 gate rites of the Q’ero elders of Peru. jeff@jeffFarwell.com.
Sheryl Seliger, LCSW, 4/10 Counseling & Craniosacral Therapy 801-556-8760. 1104 E. Ashton Ave. (2310 S.) Email: SELIGERS@GMAIL.COM Powerful healing through dialogue & gentle-touch energy work. Adults: Deep relaxation, stress reduction & spiritual renewal, chronic pain & illness, head & spinal injuries, anxiety, PTSD, relationship skills, life strategies. Infants and Children: colic, feeding & sleep issues, bonding, birth trauma. Birth preparation & prenatal CST. State of the Heart 2/11 801-572-3414.Janet Hudonjorgensen, B Msc. Quantum-Touch® instructor and practitioner. Quantum-Touch energywork helps to maximize the body’s capacity to accelerate its own healing. When the root cause of disease is addressed, a space is created for mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual healing to occur. Monthly workshops, individual sessions. WWW.QUANTUMTOUCH.COM
HEALTH, WELLNESS & BODY CARE Ayurveda, beauty supply, birth services/prenatal care, Chinese medicine/acupuncture, chiropractics, colon therapy, dentistry, health centers, health products, homeopathy, naturopaths, nutritionists, physical therapy, physicians, women’s healthcare A.I.M: Frequencies – Balance – Self-Healing DaNell 801-680-2853, Dixie-(Ogden) 801-4581970. Everything is energy, therefore everything has a frequency. Imbalances have a frequency that can be brought into balance a nd neutralized by applying a balancing energy 24/7. Sanctuary, The Path to Consciousness, by Stephen Lewis tells of this technology – here now. Self-heal inherited predispositions, physical & mental illnesses & environmental toxicity–24/7 using this tool. Pets too. 8/10 WWW.INFINITECONSCIOUSNESS.COM.
Alexander Technique5/10 801-230-7661, Cathy Pollock. AmSAT certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, SLC. Learn to recognize and let go of unnecessary effort and tension. For performance, personal growth, relief from pain. Alexander Technique can be applied to any activity of life, from sitting , standing and walking to more complex activities such as music, dance or dressage. Change happens! Alexander Technique of Salt Lake City 6/10 Jacque Lynn Bell, AmSAT Certified. 801.448.6418. The Alexander Technique is a proven, hands-on mind-body approach to wellness and self-care that can help people of all ages and abilities unlearn harmful habits of bodily use and restore natural movement and ease. AT-SLC.COM Cameron Wellness Center 3/11 801-486-4226. Dr Todd Cameron, Naturopathic Physician. 1945 S. 1100 E. #202. Remember when doctors cared? Once, a doctor cared. He had that little black bag, a big heart, an encouraging smile. Once, a doctor actually taught about prevention. Remember “an apple a day ”? Dr. Cameron is a family practitioner. He takes care of you. He cares. WWW.DRTODDCAMERON.COM Eastside Natural Health Clinic 9/10 Uli Knorr, ND 801.474.3684; 2188 S. Highland Drive #207. Use Natural Medicine to Heal! Dr. Knorr uses a multi-dimensional approach to healing. Focusing on hormonal balancing including the thyroid, the pancreas, and the ovarian and adrenal glands; gastrointestinal disorders, allergies. Food allergy testing, parasite testing and comprehensive hormonal work-up. Utah RBCBS and ValueCare provider. EASTSIDENATURALHEALTH.COM
Five Element Acupuncture LLC 8/10 Pamela Bys, RN, BSN, L .Ac. (Dipl Ac.) 2670 South 2000 East, SLC; 256 Historic 25th St., Ogden. 801-920-4412. Five Element Acupuncture focuses on getting to the root cause of all problems. It treats symptoms as well as causes. Live Healthy and Live Long . WWW.ACUPUNCTURE5E.COM The Holistic Gourmet 5/10 Pati Reiss, HHC. 801-688-2482. Confused about what to eat? Addicted, tired, stressed? The Holistic Gourmet offers these services: food & nutrition counseling, addiction recovery, brain chemistry balancing and repair, cooking & nutrition classes, personal cooking and catering. With integrative nutrition and meditation, there is hope...there is breath... there is food! PATI@PATIREISS.COM, WWW.PATIREISS.COM Todd Mangum, MD, Web of Life Wellness Center FB 801-531-8340. 989 E. 900 S., Ste. A1. Dr. Mangum is a family practice physician who uses acupuncture, massage, herbs & nutrition to treat a wide range of conditions in cluding chronic fatigue, HIV infection, aller gies,digestive dis tur bances and fibromyalgia. He also designs pro grams to maintain health & wel lness. WWW.WEBOFLIFEWC.COM Planned Parenthood of Utah 4/11 1-800-230-PLAN, 801-532-1586, or PPAU.ORG. Planned Parenthood provides affordable and confidential healthcare for men, women and teens. Services include birth control, emergency contraception (EC/PlanB/morning after pill), testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infection including HIV, vaccines including the HPV vaccine, pregnancy testing and referrals, condoms, education programs and more.
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Avenues Yoga 4/10 68 K Street, SLC. 801-410-4639. Avenues Yoga is a friendly, down-to-earth place where all are welcome. We offer classes for all body-types and ability levels, from Kids classes to Deep Relaxation and Restore, to Flow classes, Power, Pilates and now Yogalates! Free Intro to Yoga every Saturday at 11:30. Introductory Special: $39 one month unlimited. WWW.AVENUESYOGA.COM. Bikram Yoga—Salt Lake City 3/10 801-488-Hot1 (4681). 1140 Wilmington Ave (across from Whole Foods). Bikram certified instructors teach a series of 26 postures affecting every muscle, ligament, organ & all of the body, bringing it into balance. 39 classes each week. All ages & ability levels welcome to all classes. The room is warm by intention, so come prepared to work hard & sweat. Check for new classes in CATALYST online calendar. WWW.BIKRAMYOGASLC.COM Bikram Yoga—Sandy 801-501-YOGA (9642). 9343 South 1300 East. Local Introductory Offer-$29 for 30 Days Unlimited Yoga (Utah Residents Only). POWERED BY %100 WIND POWER. Our South Valley sanctuary, nestled below Little and Big Cottonwood canyons, provides a warm and inviting environment to discover and or deepen your yoga practice. All levels are encouraged, no reservations necessary. All teachers are certified. 31 classes offered, 7 days a week. Community Class -1st Saturday 10am class each month is F ree To New Students. WWW.BIKRAMYOGASANDY.COM 12/10 Centered City Yoga 9/10 801-521-YOGA (9642). 918 E. 900 S. and 625 S. State St. Centered City Yoga is often likened to that famous TV “hangout ” where everybody knows your name, sans Norm (and the beer, of course.) We offer more than 60 classes a week to keep Salt Lake City CENTERED and SANE . WWW.CENTEREDCITYYOGA.COM. Ecstatic Dance SLC 4/10 Dance the way your body wants to, without choreography or judgment! Discover the innate body wisdom you possess. Ecstatic Dance is an authentic, spontaneous, expressive, meditative movement practice. First, third & fourth Saturdays, 10a-12p. $10. Columbus Community Center, 2531 S 400 E, SLC. WWW.ECSTATICDANCESLC.BLOGSPOT.COM. Ladies Boot Camp 6/10 801-859-6280. Presented by CrossFit NRG. MWF, 10 am. 2451 S 600 W, #200. For goddesses of all body-types and abilities. Come see
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about your past, present and future experiences. I communicate with those that have passed to the other side, offering the safety , love and support you deserve as you get in touch with your magnificence. Join me on your perfect journey to heal your soul and reconnect with your divinity. Lilli DeCair: Inspirational Mystical Entertainment 11/09 mc 801-533-2444 and 801-577-6119. European born professional psychic, holistic health educator, reiki master /teacher, life coach, Poet, singer, dancer, wedding planner/official, Shamanic 9 Day Medicine Wheel Journeys. Deloris: Channeled Readings through Spiritual Medium 4/10 801-968-8875, 801-577-1348. Deloris, as heard on the Mick & Allen Show (KBER R adio, 101.1), can help you with those who have crossed over and other paranormal activity. She can help bring understanding regarding past lives, life purpose and relationships. Available for parties and night clubs. DELORISSPIRITUALMEDIUM.COM Intuitive Therapy FB Suzanne Wagner, 801-359-2225. Margaret Ruth 801-575-7103. My psychic and tarot readings are a conversation with your guides. Enjoy MR â€™s blog at WWW.CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET & send me your ideas and suggestions. WWW.MARGARETRUTH.COM Transformational Astrology FB Ralfee Finn. 800-915-5584. Catalyst â€™s astrology columnist for 10 years! Visit her website at WWW.AQUARIUMAGE.COM or e-mail her at RALFEE@AQUARIUMAGE.COM
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PSYCHOTHERAPY COUNSELING & PERSONAL GROWTH coaching, consulting, hypnosis, integrated awareness, psychology / therapy /counseling, shamanic, sound healing Awareness Training 6/10 801-712-5701. Georgene Warren, B.S. NLP Master Track & 25 years spirituality training. Bring out the best in you. A positive and uplifting way to move through life's experiences with ease.
Jeff Bell, L.C.S.W. 4/11 801-364-5700, Ext. 2, 1399 S. 700 E. Ste. 1, SLC. Specializing in empowering relationships; cultivating hardiness and mindfulness; managing stress & compulsivity; alleviating depression/ anxiety/grief; healing PTSD & childhood abuse/ neglect; addictions recovery; GLBT exploration as well as resolving disordered eating, body image & life transitions. Individual, couples, family, group therapy & EMDR .
Center for Transpersonal Therapy 8/10 801-596-0147. 989 E. 900 S. Denise Boelens, PhD; Heidi Ford, MS, LCSW, Chris Robertson, LCSW; Lynda Steele, LCSW; Sherry Lynn Zemlick, PhD, Wil Dredge LCSW. The transpersonal approach to healing draws on the knowledge from traditional science & the spiritual wisdom of the east & west. Counseling orientation integrates body, mind, & spirit. Individuals, couples, groups, retreats, & classes. Steven J. Chen, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist 801-718-1609. 150 S. 600 E. Healing techniques for depression, anxiety and relationship issues. Treatment of trauma, abuse and stress. Career guidance. Sensitive and caring approach to create wellness, peace, happiness and contentment. WWW.STEVENJCHEN.COM. 9/10 Clarity Coaching FB 801-487-7621. WWW.KATHRYNDIXON.COM. Create Your Life Coaching 12/10 801-971-5039. Life Coach Terry Sidfordâ€” Balance. Vision. Purpose. Call for a FREE consultation today! WWW.CREATEYOURLIFECOACHING.NET Marianne Felt, MT-BC, LPC 9/10 801-524-0560, EXT. 3. 150 S. 600 E., Ste. 7C. Licensed professional counselor, board certified music therapist, certified Gestalt therapist, Red Rock Counseling & Education. Transpersonal psychotherapy, music therapy, Gestalt therapy, EMDR. Open gateways to change through experience of authentic contact. Inte grate body, mind, & spirit through creative exploration of losses, conflicts, & relationships that challenge & inspire our lives.
Patricia Toomey, ADTR, LPC 3/11 801-463-4646, 1390 S. 1100 E., Ste.202 The Dance of Lifeâ€”Transformation within a psychotherapeutic process of healing and spiritual growth using somatic movement analysis, dreamwork, psychoneuroimmunology, guided imagery & EMDR to support the healing process with stress, depression, trauma, pain, eating disorders, grief, addictions & life transitions. Individuals (children, adults), couples, groups, consultation & facilitation. Robin Friedman, LCSW 10/10 801-599-1411 (Sugar House). Transformational psychotherapy for making lasting positive change. Discover effective ways of finding and expressing your deeper truth and authentic self . Relationship work, trauma recovery, depression/anxiety, sexuality, addictions, creative explorations of life-purpose and self-awareness. Individuals, couples, groups. Also trained in Expressive Arts Therapy. WWW.ROBINFRIEDMANTHERAPY.COM ROBIN@ROBINFRIEDMANTHERAPY.COM Teri Holleran, LCSW 4/11 Red Rock Counseling & Education, LLC 801524-0560. 150 S. 600 E., Ste. 7C. Transformational therapy, consultation & facilitation. Discover how the investigation of loss, trauma, body symptoms, mood disturbances, relationship conflicts, environmental despair & the questions related to meaning & purpose initiate the transformational journey. Candace Lowry, DSW, BCD, LCSW 8/10 801-561-2140. 1054 E. 900 S. Dr. Lowry has recently expanded her part-time outpatient practice to full time. Dr Lowry specializes in cognitive-behavioral treatments for mood disorders, anxiety disorders and stress-related medical conditions. She also consults to business and industry.
Jan Magdalen, LCSW 1/11 801-582-2705, 2071 Ashton Circle, SLC. Offering a transpersonal approach to the experiences and challenges of our life cycles, including: individuation-identity, sexuality and sexual orientation, partnership, work, parenting, divorce, aging, illness, death and other loss, meaning and spiritual awareness. Individuals, couples and groups. Clinical consultation and supervision.
comfort. NAMASTEADVICE@YAHOO.COM Sanctuary for Healing & Integration (SHIN) 801-268-0333. 860 E. 4500 So., Ste. 302, SLC. Mainstream psychiatry and psychotherapy with complementary and alternative healing (Bud dhist psychology, Naikan, Morita, mindfulness training, energy healing, bodywork, shamanic and karmic healing, herbal and nutritional supplementation). Children, adolescents, adults, couples and families are welcome. Training workshops for professionals available. WWW.SHININTEGRATION.COM 12/10
Marilynne Moffitt, PhD 1/09 801-266-4551. 825 E. 4800 S. Murray 84107. Offering interventions for psychological growth & healing. Assistance with behavioral & motivational changes, refocusing of life priorities, relationship issues, addiction & abuse issues, & issues regarding health. Certified clinical hypnotherapist, NLP master practitioner & EMDR practitioner.
Stephen Proskauer, MD, Integrative Psychiatry 8/10 801-631-8426. Sanctuary for Healing and Integration, 860 E. 4500 S., Ste. 302. Steve is a seasoned psychiatrist, Zen priest and shamanic healer. He sees kids, teens, adults, couples and families, integrating psychotherapy, meditation and soul work with judicious use of medication to relieve emotional pain and problem behavior. Steve specializes in creative treatment of bipolar disorders. S TEVE@KARMASHRINK.COM. Blog: WWW.KARMASHRINK.COM.
Namaste Consulting, LLC 6/10 Candice Christiansen, LPC 480-274-5454. Holistic therapy that provides individuals, couples, and families a safe space to expand their internal and external contexts and live with purpose and integrity. Specializing in relationship / sexual issues, addiction, sexual identity, parentchild / teen conflict, and disordered eating . Sliding scale fee, in-home therapy for your
Steve Seliger, LMFT 4/10 801-661-7697. 1104 E. Ashton Ave. (2310 S.) #203. Specializing in helping people develop
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healthy loving relationships, conflict resolution for couples, developing powerful communication skills, resolving parent-teen conflicts, depression, phobias, ending & recovering from abuse, conflicts & issues related to sexuality & libido in men & women, sexual orientation issues. Sarah Sifers, Ph.D., LCSW 2/11 Shamanic Practitioner, Minister of the Circle of the Sacred Earth 801-531-8051. Shamanic Counseling. Shamanic Healing. Mentoring for people called to the Shaman’s Path. Explore health or mental health issues using the ways of the shaman. Sarah ’s extensive training includes shamanic extraction healing, soul retrieval healing, psychopomp work for death and dying, shamanic counseling and shamanic divination. Sarah has studied with Celtic, Brazilian, Tuvan, Mongolian, Tibetan and Nepali Shamans. Naomi Silverstone, DSW, LCSW FB 801-209-1095. Psychotherapy and shamanic practice, 989 E. 900 S. #B5. Holistic practice integrates traditional and nontraditional approaches to health, healing, and balance or “ayni.” Access new perceptual lenses as you reanimate your relationship with nature. Shamanic practice in the Inka tradition.
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Matt Stella, LCSW 7/10 Red Rock Counseling & Education, LLC 801524-0560 x1. 150 S. 600 E., Ste. 7C. Psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families and groups. Specializing in relationship work, mens issues, depression, anxiety, addictive patterns, and life-meaning explorations. Daniel Sternberg, PhD, Psychologist 6/10 801-364-2779. 150 South 600 East, Bldg. 4B. Fax: 801-364-3336. Sensitive use of rapid release methods and EMDR to free you from unwanted emotions to allow you more effective control and happiness in your life. Individuals, couples, families, groups and businesses. Treatment of trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, tension, stress-related difficulties abuse and depression.
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SLC. Mindful presence in relationship based psychotherapy. Specializing in life transitions, strengthening relationships, fostering resilience, healing from childhood trauma & neglect (including male survivors of sexual abuse), assisting partners of abuse survivors, addictions recovery, sexual identity, empowerment for GLBT individuals/ couples. Individual, couples, group therapy. Flexible times. WWW.MINDFULPRESENCE.COM. The Infinite Within 9/10 John Knowlton. 801-263-3838. WWW.THEINFINITEWITHIN.COM Elizabeth Williams, RN, MSN 10/10 801-486-4036. 1399 S. 7th E. #12. Lic. psychiatric nurse specialist offering a safe environment to heal inner wounds & process personal & interpersonal issues. Specializing in relationship issues, loss & grief work, anxiety, depression & selfesteem. Adolescents & adults, indivi duals, couples & group therapy. The Work of Byron Katie 7/10 801-842-4518. Kathy Melby, Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie. The Work is a simple way to access your own wisdom and lead a happier life. Specializing in developing loving relationships, relieving depression, and improving your outlook on life. Individuals, couples, families, groups and retreats. WWW.THEWORK.COM
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Consignment Circuit 9/10 801-486-6960. 1464 E 3300 S. Recycle your style! Clean, great quality, current, retro & vintageâ€”clothing, jewelry, costumes & collectibles. Weâ€™ll help you put something together or browse on your own. Have fun, save money & shop green. M-F 11-6, Sat 11-5. Pibâ€™s Exchange 3/11 1147 E. Ashton Ave. Your Sugar House consignment and costume hub with Salt Lakeâ€™s eco-community at heart! Express yourself and recycle your style for green or credit. Come explore our great selection of costumes and nearly-new brand names, and help out the planet while youâ€™re at it! Plus Size Consignment 9/10 801-268-3700. 4700 S 900 E . * Sizes 146X. * New & nearly new CURVY GIRL clothing. Not for boney-butt broads. As your body changes, change your clothes! * BUY * SELL * TRADE * RECYCLE. * Earn $$$$$ for your clothes. Designer accessories and shoes for all. WWW.PLUSSIZECONSIGNMENT.VPWEB.COM
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RESALE/ CONSIGNMENT clothes, books, music, art, household, building supplies, etc., s Cassandraâ€™s Closet 6/10 2261 E 3300 S. 801-484-2522. Recycle in style with the number one stop for highend consignment clothing! We specialize in designer labels, shoes, purses and vintage and contemporary jewelry. Shop green, earn cash and enjoy labels lik e Prada, St. John, Gucci, Chanel, and many more! WWW.CASSANDRASCLOSET.NET misc. (pronounced: mis-sy) 6/10 Vintage clothing boutique. 272 S 200 E , SLC, 364-misc. The inspiration and the inventory change constantly but the focus is consistent: quality, detail and wearability. My motto: I do the hard work so you don't have to. Shopping should be easy
meditation/study groups, churches/ministry, spiritual instruction, workshops Eckankar in Utah 6/10 801-542-8070. 8105 S 700 E , Sandy. Eckankar is ancient wisdom for today. Explore past lives, dreams, and soul travel to see how to lead a happy, balanced and productive life, and put daily concerns into loving perspective. Worship Service and classes on Sundays at 10:30am. WWW.ECKANKAR-UTAH.ORG
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801-328-8414 with Zen Master Dennis Genpo Merzel. 1268 E South Temple. WWW.GENPO.ORG. FB Meditation group at â€œThe Centerâ€? 8/10 801-915-6795. 1104 E. Ashton Ave. (2310 S.), #204. Facilitated by Clinton Brock, this organic contemplative meditation approach emphasizes relationship with the Divine through devotion, will, surrender, fluidity and Love. Call Clinton for more details. Weds meditation from 68:30 p.m www.thecentercontemplative.org
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801-607-2963. Meditation courses combining Christian contemplative practices with the best of Eastern traditions, both in Salt Lake and Utah County. Day-long retreats at Sundance. Reach new levels of consciousness, reduce stress, find joy. Directors: Dr. Pam Mayes and Colin Forbes, with 70 years combined meditation experience. WWW.MORNINGSTARMEDITATION.ORG 5/10 Salt Lake Center for Spiritual Living 801-307-0481. New location: Wheeler Farm, 6351 S. 900 East, SLC.Elizabeth Oâ€™Day, Minister. A home for your spirit. Join us every Sunday, 9:30 and 11am, Youth Services 11am. â€œEmpowered people sharing in spiritual growth.â€? WWW.SPIRITUALLYFREE.ORG. 6/10
Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa Tibetan Buddhist Temple 8/10
801-328-4629. 740 S. 300 W. Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa offers an open environment for the study, contemplation, and practice of Tibetan Buddhist teachings. The community is welcome to our Sunday service (puja), group practices, meditation classes and introductory courses. WWW.URGYENSAMTENLING.ORG
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942-5876. Georgia Clark, certified Deepak Chopra Center educator. Learn how Ayurveda can help you harmonize your lifestyle and well being. Primordial sound meditation, creating health workshops, Ayurvedic wellness counseling, Ayurvedic oils, teas and books, Jyotish (vedic astrology). Georgia has trained in the US and India. TARAJAGA@EARTHLINK.NET
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Xuanfa Dharma Center of Utah 7/10 801-532-4833. Prema (Margaret Esterman), 161 M St. SLC branch of the Xuanfa Institute, a Buddhist Center founded by Ven. Zhaxi Zhuoma Rinpoche. We welcome all to our Wednesday evening classes where we play the recorded dharma discourses of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. TINYURL.COM/YBBQSD7
801-467-4977. Join us 2nd Monday of every month for Wiccan ritual. Free, open, women & men, beginners, experienced & curious all welcome. 7:30pm at SOuth Valley Unitarian Universalist Society (SVUUS), 6876 S Highland Dr, SLC. www.ools.org
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B.Y.O.B.— Bring your own bite Top six on-the-go snacks for staying well in a fast-paced world
key to maintaining energy and strength is nutrition. But having the right foods on hand may seem daunting when traveling and on-the -go. The 7Elevens and superstores contain mostly items with a long shelf life but very little actual life. The snacks recommended here are easy to prepare, portable, non-messy and, of course, nutritious, delicious and packed with vital force. Aim for local and organic as much as possible:
Fruits Apples: Contain anti-oxidants, pectin (natural fiber), have no fat, cholesterol or sodium, and contain small amounts of potassium, which may promote heart health, help maintain healthy blood pressure and a healthy weight. Kiwi: Excellent source of vitamins C, A and E, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, and copper. Studies have shown that kiwi and citrus are also effective against respiratory-related health problems. Pears: A good source of fiber, vitamin B2, C, E, copper, and potassium. Pears are actually higher in pectin than apples. This mak es them effective in helping to lower cholesterol levels and in toning the intestines. Plums: Packed with dietary fiber, good for the digestive system. They are also rich in minerals like phosphorus, copper, manganese, magnesium and potassium and contain high amounts of polyphenols that can restore bone mass and structure. Grapes: Rich sources of vitamins A , C, B6 and folate in addition to essential minerals such as potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and selenium and could play an important role in ensuring a healthy and robust life. Pineapple: Excellent source of vitamin C and manganese and contains bromelain, which clinical evidence suggests has effectiveness as an anti-inflammatory. Mango: High in iron and antioxidants and low in carbohydrates. A rich source of vitamin A (beta-carotene), E and Selenium which help to protect against heart disease and other ailments.
Nuts & seeds Raw, unsalted nuts and seeds contain essential fatty acids which are important for energy, skin, heart, nervous system and eye health and are high in fiber; e.g . almonds, walnuts, cashews, macadamia, pecan, pistachio, pumpkin seeds, pignola nut, fresh coconut.
Raw veggies Raw vegetables are extremely rich in minerals, vitamins, trace elements, enzymes and natural sugars; e.g. carrot rounds (vitamin A, good for your eyes), mushroom caps (potassium, helping to lower elevated blood pressure and reduce risk of strok e), celery (helps the kidney and acts an antiinflammatory and antioxidant), cabbage (iodine, helps in proper functioning of the brain and the nervous system), daikon radish (copper and potassium) and fennel (iron and histidine, an amino acid helpful in treatment of anemia). You may choose to pair with raw cow or goat cheese.
Raw cow or goat cheese This is one of the few foods that contain a perfect balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fats, a ratio ideal for your health. As a fermented food, raw cheeses are easily digested and high in protein and minerals like calcium. Variation: Substitute avocado slices for cheese–great source of vitamin E, an essential vitamin that protects against many diseases and helps maintain overall health.
Crystallized ginger Organic crystallized ginger (with raw cane sugar) is available these days in most health food stores. In any form, a fabulous old remedy aiding in digestion, colds, sore throat, nausea, and is a great breath freshener as well. Caveat: It ’s a concentrated sweet. Moderation advised!
Dates with almond butter Dates are abundant in nutritional elements. These include vitamin A1, B1, B2, B3, B5 and C and contain amino acids that help the digestion process and make the assimilation of carbohydrates easier. Almond Butter, preferably raw, is a nutritional powerhouse. They are the most alkaline (least acid) of nuts, just one reason why they’re called “King of the Nuts.” Almonds contain significant amounts of protein, calcium and fiber and are low in saturated fat content and rich in monounsaturated fats making it a heart-healthy choice. u From Consuelo Reyes, President of the Foundation of Advancement in Cancer Therapy and Sheryl Leventhal, M.D., a former New York oncologist who left the field to pursue the more preventionfocused specialty of functional medicine. The new documentary Rethinking Cancer describes the nontoxic, bio-repair approach to cancer and other serious diseases ( WWW.RETHINKINGCANCER.ORG).
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ast month, I renewed a hot affair from 14 years ago. This time around it was still hot, but also hard. In those 14 years, my flexibility level has decreased. I found myself not just huffing and puffing, but also embarrassed that I had not paid more attention to this most important aspect of physical fitness. I’m writing about hot yoga, properly known as Bikram yoga. Class lasts for 90 minutes in a room heated to about 105 degrees, give or take a couple based on the whims or preferences of that day’s instructor (I think). Some instructors are truly heart centered, some are what I call yoga Nazis. But the classes are so standardized that I get the same workout regardless of the disposition of that day’s instructor. I attend three classes a week. My intention was to detox from the past winter’s air pollution. And sweating lots, along with stretching, does this quite well. And as a sort of experiment: Could I recover my flexibility? Improve my vision? Increase my energy levels? Reduce or eliminate minor aches and pains? Complete the last bit of healing on plantar fasciitis? And would I experience other assorted benefits, such as fresher skin, better posture and more mental clarity? The answer after three weeks
of sweating/stretching is absolutely yes. I’m still doing Pilates, stationary biking and snowshoeing, so I haven’t forgone my other loves. But my vision is clearer and my foot no longer needs to be wrapped when I snowshoe. My energy was really low at first, but is on the upswing. So I’ll continue
Bottom line: Dehydration can cause physical pain. attending hot yoga class after my first-month-special-price offer runs out. In addition I get 90 minutes free of “noise”—no cell phones, Internet, news, advertisements, music, interruptions or fragrances. No responsibilities. Nothing to do but the poses. I love this. I may begin to cr ave it. I’m getting hooked again after all these years. I must tell you this, though: Hot yoga is not for ever yone. It’s hard. It’s really hot. You will sweat profusely. You’ll be uncomfortable, embarrassed and unable to keep up. I know this from experience. And certain health conditions preclude you from doing this to yourself. You can Google Bikram Yoga to see the 26 postures but you’ll need to head to a studio for anywhere near the full effect.
You’ll likely pick your studio based on where you live or work. Salt Lake’s Bikram Yoga Studio (BIKRAMYOGASLC.COM) is located in downtown Sugar House. I attend classes at the Sandy location ( BIKRAMYOGASANDY.COM). There is also a Bikram yoga studio in Ogden (BIKRAMYOGAOGDEN.COM). They all offer beginner specials. Bring a big towel, a yoga mat if you have one, and a water bottle. Come on an empty stomach, and hydrated. Yes, you’ll be drinking a lot more water. Speaking of water: Whenever you have an ache or pain such as a headache, migraine, back or shoulder pain, the first thing to do is to drink a large glass of water. It may be all you need to do. Bottom line: Dehydration can cause physical pain. Water is way less expensive, safer and healthier than a pill. Add a packet of Emergen-C or another electrolyte replacement to your second glass of water. Sometimes all you need to reduce or eliminate the pain is to rebalance your electrolytes. Now that spring has arrived, our valley air is clearer, flowers are blooming and it’s a wonderful day to experiment with flexibility exercises. u Lucy Beale is a regular contributor to CATALYST. Her newest books are “ The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Glycemic Index Weight Loss” and its cookbook companion, coauthored with Joan Clark-Werner. Lucy lives in Sandy, Utah. WWW.LUCYBEALE.COM
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BY CHRISTOPHER RENSTROM A friend of mine is an amateur astrologer and did a chart for me. He said my moon was in the 12th house, but he didn’t really seem to be able to explain to me what that means. He said it had something to do with the unconscious. Can you help explain to me what the significance of a moon in the 12th house is? My birth date is May 2, 1965 8:15 a.m. The Moon symbolizes the mother in your horoscope and rules over hearth, home and family. The Moon is also the planet that is most visible in the night sky (the nocturnal counterpart to the Sun), which is why she governs sleep and the unconscious. The Moon will always tell you “what you feel,” she gives you your sense of belonging, outlines your emotional comfort zone and describes your instinctual life—running the gamut from predilections and habits to selfpreservation. The 12th house is easily the most enigmatic in your horoscope. It used to have a dreadful reputation and was connected to things like self-undoing, prisons, insane asylums and hidden enemies. In fact, the 12th house’s reputation was so awful that there was a concerted effort by astrologers to dress it up, so that by the 1970s it was reinterpreted as the house of karma and past lives. New Age astrologers would read the planets in the 12th house as
The Moon symbolizes the mother in your horoscope and rules over hearth, home and family. signposts pointing the way to karmic lessons that needed to be mastered in one’s current incarnation. In this context, the Moon in the 12th house would indicate unresolved past life issues pertaining to the mother and motherhood. The Moon in the 12th house might indicate a separation from your mother early in life or anxieties around the issue of mothering that interfere with you having your own children. I tend to read the 12th house as the closet where the family skeletons are
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Kick into spring
The ins and outs of proper boot care
BY AURETHA CALLISON pring has sprung and the city is suddenly full of shorts and flip-flops. What to do with all those boots slumped in the hallway? Before you store them, there are a few considerations—namely how to keep the boot investment paying off for seasons to come, because the expense of buying good boots is a kicker!
Evaluate A sunny porch is ideal for spring shoe care. You will see your shoes in a new light. Take stock of what you’ve got. Examine each pair, looking for signs of use (check the soles). D id you wear them? If not, this is a good time to evaluate and donate. I noticed I didn’t wear the mid-calf boots, even though they were the hottest thing. Did you over-wear them? If you loved a boot too much, consider purchasing another pair on sale. Try a different color in the same style. Notice what worked and what didn’t in your winter shoe wardrobe. My favorite winter snow boots needed to be stretched at the ankle so I can snowshoe in them. My tall fashion snow boots need a little bling on the buckle. I lost my favorite black stretch boots and brown wool trench coat with zippers at the sleeve—if you’ve seen them, let me know! Now I must replace, unless I find them. I feel very sad about this. How does a girl lose her best boots and coat? (I know what you’re thinking, but I don’t drink heavily that often.) These are the things that are better taken care of now rather than next year when you’re in a hurry in kneedeep surprise snow.
Cleaning and repair As with a vehicle, preventive maintenance is crucial. If your heels are worn unevenly or need protection or repair, take them to your favorite cobbler. (I like Dan at Millcreek Shoe and Boot Repair on 2343 E. 33rd South, 801-487-6141)
Charges vary according to condition and damage. A repair shop can professionally clean your shoes and boots, too; rates range, depending. For those of you who want to clean up your shoes yourself instead of hiring that job out, here’s a supply list to suit all types of shoes and boots: • suede brush, suede cleaner (like an eraser) and suede fabric spray. (Always spray suede shoes prior to wear.) • one jumbo Staedtler white Mars plastic art eraser
( WWW.STAEDTLER.CA/MARS_PLASTIC_U S.STAEDTLER). • clean stiff brush for dirt clods • fabric protector spray for fabric boots and shoes • baby wipes, big bag of baking soda, Dixie cups • shoe polish, leather cleaner and old t-shirts • cedar shoe trees (watch discount stores or Nordstrom Rack for them) • dubbin (natural wax, oil and tallow used to waterproof and condition leather) or Leather Spa’s shoe protector • new laces of appropriate lengths • horsehair bristle brush with old pantyhose over it, secured at the ends with a knot. First, brush off all dirt and lint. You might find it useful to use a vacuum attachment for the insides. Scrub off dirt clods from soles without scratching leather sides. Take a baby wipe to the heels and
As with a vehicle, preventive maintenance is crucial. soles. (Wipes are wonderful for wiping dirt off the inside of y our sandals during the summer, too.) Marks in patent leather can be removed by gently rubbing with a damp cloth and then buffing the leather back to its original shine with a soft, dry cloth. Erase scuffmarks on suede with the suede eraser first. Brush with suede brush for suede to raise the nap. Try the Mars eraser to erase scuffs on stiffer leather. (It also works on walls and floors.) Clean, polish and protect the leather shoes. Dry completely. Buff with horsehair bristle brush. Whistle. Fur-lined boots should be retired for the year as soon as the snow melts. Stuff them with tissue paper or paper towels (note: ink-free) to absorb moisture, especially in the toes. Dry at room temperature, out of direct sun. Make certain they are completely dry before storage or insertion of cedar shoe trees.
Shoe trees absorb moisture and give a wonderful scent to your closet. They can help to prolong the life of a shoe by four or five years. Another alternative is inserting a small open container (such as a Dixie cup) of baking soda to absorb any lingering moisture or odor before storage. If it spills, no problem. Fresh feet. Not all boots have to be stor ed away. Some gals are wearing cowboy or slouchy boots with dresses right into warm weather, only now with bare legs. My knee-high fancy fabric boots hang on clip skirt hangers in my closet. They keep their shape and stay off the floor. I really recommend keeping everything off the floor as dirt, dust and dog hair cause damage, and we need to keep even the closet floor regularly vacuumed for the full effects of a feng-shuied life! The rest of my winter shoes (with appropriate socks) go into a labeled plastic bin sealed and stored in the garage. (If storing leather items in a garage, make sure they’ve been “moisturized” with leather protector or dubbin.) Upon purchasing new shoes, spray new fabric shoes with a waterproof spray outdoors before wearing, every time. Let dry completely before wearing. Do the same with suede shoes with a suede spray. (I don’t buy suede often because it’s nearly impossible to keep clean.) Leather shoes should be protected (before wearing) with a spray waterproof stain guard or dubbin for heavy boots that will be worn in rain. Read directions carefully for use of the appropriate product. Spray the soles. Once dry, if the soles are slick, patch a square of duct tape on the sole. It will get sticky quickly and keep you from slipping on slick floors. Stilettos can have their soles and heels reinforced before wearing. If you don’t wear stilettos often, you may want to wear shin and wrist guards as well as a helmet or at least w ear them around the house (a lot) before venturing out. u Auretha Callison is an image stylist living in Salt Lake City. WWW.INTUITIONSTYLING.COM. For more boot care tips, TINYURL.COM/34D5N97
METAPHORS FOR THE MONTH Arthurian Tarot: Corbenic Mayan Oracle: Muluc, Imix, Cauac Aleister Crowley: Death, Prudence, The Hanged Man Medicine Cards: Squirrel, Mountain Lion, Turkey Osho Zen Tarot: Existence, Stress, Playfulness Healing Earth Tarot: Nine of Feathers, Wise Old Woman, The Hanged One Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Five of Swords, Six of Cups, Princess of Disks Words of Truth: Money, Authenticity, New Possibilities, Self Love hen times are stressful, it â€™s wise to look at what â€™s going on as a spiritual journey. The pattern weâ€™re emerging from is offeringus the opportunityto see what weâ€™ve created in our lives and to discreate it. Itâ€™s been a difficult road, but the changing configuration of the planet has released old illusions into the truth of the present moment. So, take a moment to recognize that you are not your DNA , you are not your emotions, you are not this body, and you are not what we think. You are bigger and vaster than mortal existence. With that thought firmly in place you will be better able to see beyond what you are presently experiencing and step into a place of understanding, acceptance and self love. Yes, there is a feeling that right now there is no clear pathway in front of you. You may feel as if the old you is dying. But perhaps that old, stressed out part of you really does need to be let go. P erhaps there could be something better if you just gave change a chance. Stop the habit of seeking so that you can see the pattern. If you want to keep suffering and struggling, the universe will let you. But donâ€™t you feel tired now? Donâ€™t you want to do it differently? Aren â€™t you fed up with the inner voices that are criticizing your daily existence? There are other ways. And you get to choose the configuration, challenges and successes of that personal journey. That is what makes you unique. When I am afraid and I don â€™t know which way to go, I find that three simple things help me focus and navigate the chaos of change: exercise, discipline and the expression of love. This month, try something new for your body. Allow that newness to bring you into the present moment. Your body is an incredible gift in this life and not something to be tak en for granted. It holds everything your mind wants to deny. It holds the emotional traumas from this lifetime
A tarot reading for CATALYST readers by Suzanne Wagner and other lives. But it needs your attention and support. It is amazing how fast the body will attempt to heal itself if you give it what it needs to find balance. Next, I find that I need to learn tools and techniques that allow for mental, emotional and spiritual disci-
It takes mental discipline to reject patterns that do not serve the emergence of your authentic self. pline. This is because my emotional body has a tendency to take over when I am scared and run lik e a terrified rabbit on fire through my mind. Its freakout pattern is overwhelming and enormously distracting from being in the now. So I use tools such as mantras, mental exercises or yogic postures that force me to strain my body in such a way that I cannot run my old emotional head trip while I am attempting to hold certain postures or do particular breathing tech-
niques. In this way I learn to use my mind to discipline my emotions and not allow them to overrun the system and make me miserable. My motto is that if my emotions are pulling me down or telling me that I am bad and doing something wrong, then that is the moment I sit myself down and break myself of that belief. I do that by remembering that I am not this limited existence. We are all the same at our core. Yet each of us has layers of woundings, fears, beliefs and personal physical challenges that we are here to learn from and overcome. We can make the mistake that we are our wounding. But we are not. It tak es mental discipline to reject patterns that do not serve the emergence of your authentic self. No one can do that for you. Others can give you a glimpse into who you truly are, but you must be willing to let yourself out of the trap this existence has created for you to overcome. And finally there is the need for me to express love to others in ways that are congruent with my core gifts, as well as learn to receive the love that is being offered to me in any moment. Everyone is worthy of love. Everyone needs to feel loved and appreciated for who they really are. Everyone wants at least one person to see beyond the illusions of their pain and suffering into the core of their heart and being. So take a moment to look in the direction of those to whom in the past you might have tried to ignore. Look directly at them and open yourself to the level that is appropriate and see them not only as love but let yourself also be seen as love. Let that beautiful exchange of love happen that is so uniquely human. Be willing to really see someone. Not their behavior, not their genetics, not their race, not their damage, but see their core light that like you is attempting to uncover the truth of who they are in this moment right now. u Suzanne Wagner is the author of numerous books and CDs on the tarot. She lives in Salt Lake City. SUZWAGNER.COM
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DAY B Y DAY IN THE HOME,GARDEN & SKY BY DIANE OLSON DRA WINGS BY ADELE FLAIL MAY 1 The sun rises at 6:25 a.m. today and sets at 8:24 p.m. May ’s average maximum temperature is 72 degrees; the minimum is 55 degrees. Average snowfall is 1.1 inches; rainfall 1.8 inches. MAY 2 Peeing on the compost pile will heat it up. For reasons unknown, male urine seems to be particularly effective. Just don’t get carried away and do it too often. Or too openly. MAY 3 Average last frost date. Asparagus, basil, beans, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, cantaloupe, carrots, celery, chard, cucumber, endive, kohlrabi, lettuce, peas, potatoes, shallots and spinach can be planted through mid-month. MAY 4 The ancient Greeks and Romans used beans to cast their votes in elections and legal trials. MAY 5 LAST QUARTER MOON. Time to finish planting shrubs, evergreens and dormant trees. Consider planting a hedge of low-growing junipers for the birds. Junipers offer excellent protection, as well as a veritable buffet of bugs for ground feeders lik e juncos, wrens and towhees, and berries for titmice and waxwings. MAY 6 Birds also find safety and suste-
nance in Virginia creeper, clematis, serviceberry and privet. Towhees, larks, and sparrows feed on the seed heads, and fruit-eating robins, thrushes and tanagers on the berries. MAY 7 Why does spring smell so good? Because plants exude scented oils into the soil, and when the relative humidity of the soil reaches 75% or greater, the scent of those oils is released into the air. MAY 8 One small garden can be home to 700 different species of insects. MAY 9 Look for Jupiter, just below the Moon, in Aquarius. Jupiter can have a triple eclipse, in which three moons simultaneously cast shadows on the planet. MAY 10 A period of cold, called “blackberry winter” often falls around now. MAY 11 Grow tall plants, or those that have high light requirements, in narrow beds, running north-south to receive both morning and afternoon sun. MAY 12 Water hyacinth, sold in Utah as an annual pond plant, is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s worst aquatic weed. Its offenses include choking waterways, clogging power plants, stealing water, leaching nutrients and providing breeding grounds for nasty pests. MAY 13 NEW MOON. The Spring songbird migration is reaching its peak. MAY 14 Morning glory, moonflower, castor bean and New Zealand spinach seeds all have a protective coating that, in nature, is abraded by harsh weather, gritty soil, or
May 16 When planting seedlings, the point where the stem branches out into leaves should be at ground level. MAY 17 Corn originated as a wild grass in Mexico or Central America, and was first domesticated by the Zuni around AD 800. It is no longer found in the wild. MAY 18 One of the first researchers to encounter ball lightening was also one of the first to die from it. MAY 19 Look for Mars near the waning moon tonight. MAY 20 LAST QUARTER MOON. Insect development from the pupal into the adult stage is normally temperature dependent; the higher the temperature, the faster they become adult. MAY 21 Don’t bother with transplant fertilizers: Vitamin B1 doesn’t reduce root shock or stimulate root growth, and most plants synthesize it anyway. MAY 22 Try these perennial combos: yarrow, Siberian iris and Shasta daisy; catmint, coreopsis and summer phlox; Russian sage and autumn joy sedum; black-eyed Susan and asters. Look for the moon hanging below Saturn tonight. MAY 23 Time to divide late-summer or autumn-flowering perennials and prune suckers from fruit trees. MAY 24 Slugs have surprisingly torrid, if complicated, sex lives. When a slug gets randy, it releases a pheromone in its slime trail and goes on the hunt. While it may take awhile for two slugs in heat to find each other, once they
do, it’s no wham bam. Slugs engage in hours of foreplay; nibbling, sampling each other’s secretions and sometimes getting into some biting and tail lashing. Then, being hermaphroditic, they take turns inseminating and being inseminated by inordinately large penises. Being slugs, though, things can get sticky —literally. Their organs often get stuck together, necessitating one to gnaw off the other ’s penis in a process called apophallation. That slug then lives the rest of its life as a female. MAY 25 Late frosts are most common just before the full moon, so be prepared to cover tomato and pepper seedlings. MAY 26 Muddy footprints on the carpet? Sprinkle salt on the mud, let it dry, then vacuum. MAY 27 FULL FLOWER MOON. Before laying her eggs, a female butterfly drums her front legs against a leaf to release the plant ’s juices. If the chemoreceptors on her front feet react to the juice, she knows it ’s a good place to lay her eggs. MAY 28 Harvest greens in the morning, and don’t wash or dry them. Store them in a bag with a paper towel. MAY 29 Side-dressing plants gives them a steady fix of fertilizer. Dig a shallow ring around each plant, several inches from the stem, or a trench that runs the length of the row, and fill with manure or mature compost. MAY 30 After last year’s early fall freeze, (don’t know about you, but I lost almost my entire crop), it’s probably a good idea to plant at least one or two “Early Girl” tomatoes. May 31 The sun rises at 5:59 a.m. today and sets at 8:52 p.m. u Diane Olson is a writer, gardener and bug hugger.
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