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aren Horne’s recent paintings celebrate city life. She is inspired by cafes, theatres and public plazas. These have included local venues such as the Capitol Theatre and the City County Building. Evening at the Utah Arts Festival is one of a series capturing the festival at various times of day. Born in NYC, Karen Horne was raised in California and Utah. She graduated with honors from Yale and completed an MFA in Painting at Indiana U. She painted and exhibited in NYC for over a decade. She returned to Utah in 1996, and established HORNE Fine Art, a downtown SLC gallery/ studio, which includes the work of Karen’s mother, noted landscape painter Phyllis Horne. Karen has been awarded numerous prizes and grants,
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IN THIS ISSUE Volume 29 Number 6 • June 2010
FEATURES & OCCASIONALS 1 4 C H O O S E TO R E U S E E M I LY M O R O Z Pa r t t w o o f C ATA LY S T ’ s reuse series: A guide to some of the best places to find fabulous used furniture, salvage and surplus i n S a l t La k e ( a n d Pa r k City). 2 2 P S YC H E D E L I C RENAISSANCE PAT R I C I A M C M I L L A N The MAPS Conference could mark the end of a 30-year dark age regarding the scientific study of entheogens. These substances are powerful tools that show remarkable effectiveness against some of our most intractable ailments—lucki l y, p u b l i c f e a r o f t h e m i s beginning to fade. 28 REHAB IN THE GARDEN K AT H E R I N E P I O L I Life skills and metaphors: The horticultural therapy p r o g r a m a t t h e Vo l u n t e e r s of America Center for Wo m e n a n d C h i l d r e n t a k e s gardening to a whole new level.
THE WELL-TEMPERED BICYCLE COMMUTER STEVE CHAMBERS The Great Debate: Wear a helmet to protect your noggin, or coast free?
GREEN BEAT PAX RASMUSSEN New ideas from near and far for a healthier, more sustainable future.
SHALL WE DANCE? AMY BRUNVAND UTango 2010: A spring celebration of Argentine Tango.
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DON’T GET ME STARTED JOHN DEJONG Trolley follies.
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METAPHORS FOR THE MONTH SUZANNE WAGNER This month, take a look at your disgusting side and be grateful for that aspect.
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Here I am with Kirk Jellum and Kristen Ulmer prior to venturing into the wind tunnel.
ou’ve heard the phrase “hit the ground running.” One day in early April, the reverse happened: A strong wind sucked my feet out from under me and I hovered, horizontal. It reminded me of years ago when I slid over a patch of black ice and rolled my VW bug off an onramp: the 30 seconds of elongated grace, where everything was visible, knowable, surprising; and the sudden stopping—a letdown. Of course in that instance there was blood and broken glass. In the case of the sucking wind, it was only the lingering sense that that is how it’s supposed to be; that flying is in our nature. That I should be able to do this without a giant sucking vacuum cleaner 40 feet overhead. Which is to say it felt exactly the way it feels in my dreams. It was only the stopping that was strange. Of course in my dreams I’m never concerned about rings whipping off my fingers, or think to wear a helmet and tie my shoelaces tight. I was in Ogden in the iFly indoor sky-diving tunnel at the Saloman Center with extreme skier and Big Mind facilitator Kristen Ulmer (see story on page 46) and her husband Kirk Jellum. We each had our two minutes as human hovercrafts— Kristen soaring higher than the rest of us because she had done it
before and because she is, after all, Kristen Ulmer. I took to the air like it was... water. It was Kirk’s birthday, and you could say he was in his element, too, smiling like a very tall, very happy elf. The previous month, my friend Todd lured me into joining a gym and getting a trainer; Tyler the personal trainer convinced me I could do things I never did before. I also began weekly Feldenkrais lessons with Dan Schmidt, and he helped me unfold ways of moving I had never thought possible. I met a fellow who, every time I think of him, makes me grin—okay, and sigh, too; and it is like the beginning of this story, where the slo-mo sensations of car-rolling and the physical act of flying seem inherent, easy, doable. So many skills and experiences and ways of being are offering themselves to me. I feel very much like a flower bud, savoring the light and warmth. It is a good spring. Greta is the editor and publisher of CATALYST. GRETA@CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET
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fter a 60-year hiatus and a positive experience with TRAX, Salt Lake City is expressing enthusiasm for trolleys. A trolley line from TRAXâ€™s Central Pointe station on 21st South into Sugar House has been bandied about for years. In addition, last month the City Council, sitting as the
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Board of the Redevelopment Agency (RDA) of Salt Lake City approved a $60,000 study of a potential trolley line in downtown Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City only has so many dollars to spend on mass transit. It needs to spend them wisely. The Sugar House line is needed. But who thought up a redundant downtown trolley?
The blurb accompanying the downtown trolley line proposal read, â€œStreetcar routes that would take people to the front doors of downtown Salt Lake City retailers are being considered...â€? There arenâ€™t currently 10 retailers along the entire proposed 13-blocklong 500 West alternative. About 95% of Salt Lake Cityâ€™s residents live farther than two blocks from a rail transit line. Virtually all of the commercial parts of downtown are already within two blocks of a rail transit line. So why would the City even consider building a trolley line that puts all of those businesses within one block of rail transit while doing nothing to get more commuters downtown? Salt Lake City Community and Economic Development Director Frank Gray told the RDA board that Mayor Becker favors the concept since it could â€œenergizeâ€? a moribund stretch of western downtown. When you hear urban planning professionals use the terms â€œener-
Doing the Math: Donâ€™t think of a Dinosaur
an you imagine how many dead dinosaurs the wreck of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig is spewing per fortnight? At 200,000 gallons a day and 10 barrels of oil per dinosaur = 550 gallons per dino, thatâ€™s somewhere this side of 400 dinos per day. Or 5,600 dinos per fortnight. It doesnâ€™t sound nearly so bad, if you put it that way. Okay, thatâ€™s all fiction; oil isnâ€™t dead dinos, and for all BP is telling us, the spill could be twice as bad as that, and neither of those is worse than the fiction that the USA can continue to suck 25% of the worldâ€™s energyâ€”plundering the national patrimonies of our own, our Indian nations as well as nations around the world at artificially low â€œmarket ratesâ€?â€”without incurring certain unpleasant economic, environmental and geo-political â€œexternalities.â€? The 50 million barrel (5 million dino, now thatâ€™s a buttload of dinos) Macondo Prospect oil field, punctured by the Deepwater Horizon, will be gone in 27 years, if it drains completely. Plenty of time to plug it! From another perspective, the entire Macondo Prospect oil field is only two and a half days worth of the USAâ€™s oil consumption. Or seven and a half days for China, with three and a half times our population.
gizeâ€? or â€œactivate,â€? hold on to your wallet. What they mean is â€œuse other taxpayersâ€™ money to try to catch a long-gone development opportunity for land bankers who were caught sitting on their assetsâ€?â€”wealth transfer the old fashioned way. Iâ€™m afraid that, after Triad, the near-criminal neglect of ZCMI and CrossRoads Malls by the City and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the rise of the Great West Hope, Gateway Mall, I donâ€™t trust the Cityâ€™s Community and Economic Development and Redevelopment bureaucracy to design a neighborhood park. The purpose of mass transit is to consistently transfer masses of people, not a handful of tourists from one end of downtown to the other. Ogdenâ€™s proposed tourist/commuter chair lift is the only other local example of â€œthinking outside the boxâ€? urban transit planning gone egregiously stupid . A $150 million fixed-rail trolley to replace the diesel Toonerville Trolley that frequents downtown is not what Salt Lake City needs. The classic trolley lines that built Salt Lake City ran from one suburb or another into downtown. Rose Park, Glendale, the Avenues, the Harvard-Yale area and many more were essentially defined by the real estate four to six blocks on either side of their trolley lines. The peak experience in mass transit, unless youâ€™re doing a tourist trolley, is the one-leg trip, with no transfers between home and your destination.
A little history In the first half of the 20th century, the rate of turnover and renewal in urban cores slowed as fire codes began to reduce the number and severity of house fires â€”fires that regularly, even naturally, opened the urban fabric for new development, a lot or a block at a time. At the same time, the increase in life expectancy began to delay the disbursement of estates to heirs. Eventual result: a lot of overpriced, underutilized downtown real estate in the hands of a few players. At the same time, the daughters of the pioneers began to die and leave their property to the Church for conversion into parking lots for sprawling modern ward houses. A related phenomenon happened in the middle of inner city blocks, where once-vibrant communities of row houses and apartments were
Virtually all of the commercial parts of downtown are already within two blocks of a rail transit line. So why would the City even consider building a trolley line that puts all of those businesses within one block of rail transit while doing nothing to get more commuters downtown? replaced by surface parking lots for adjacent office complexes. The development of “super” markets and mini, medium and mega malls concentrated sales tax revenue in a few locations, depriving surrounding communities of development funds. As a result, in the late 1960s cities rushed to create economic development departments and redevelopment agencies. In the intervening 40 years, these bureaucracies have metastasized into warrens of red tape that suffocate small projects and reward wellconnected developers. No project goes forward without the blessings of the Redevelopment Agency and the attendant generous tax breaks. Developers and land bankers quickly learned how to game the system— holding on to properties for decades until they could put the right deal together. Like Russian mobsters circling a privatized national monopoly, developers vied for the Blessing of Blight and the Sword of Eminent Domain. The system favors big players over small players and commercial development over residential or mixed use. The result of this urban schlerosis is the dystopic urban landscape that characterizes cities across the country and is typified by high-rises surrounded by asphalt parking lots. So now those land bankers want the city to save their assets by putting a trolley down their street. And leave the majority of Salt LAke City residents to hitch a ride downtown. ◆
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I predict a reverse Rumspringa ritual. Basically, the term refers to an Amish rite of passage. By all accounts, the Amish take an allor-nothing approach, allowing youth a grace period to taste the outside world before committing to the nearly technology-free lifestyle the Amish practice. While sensational cases involve Amish teens’ full immersion into sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll, most of these ventures are far more moderate. Most do not really leave their families once they taste Tivo.
So, maybe the rest of us should have a chance to immerse ourselves in nontechnology and then either quit or come back with a refreshed perspective. Some of my friends who live in the nexus of hipness that is San Francisco have started taking tech-free Sundays. This doesn’t work for me because Sunday is the day I like to catch up on all my trash Internet surfing and shopping. Sundays on the Interwebs are like the near-empty streets on Sunday mornings; there is so much less traffic it is easy to get around. If I were to specify a tech-free day, I’d rather it be more like casual Fridays. The tech-free Reverse Rumspringa could turn into a new self-help fad. It will start with no-cell phone Fridays and escalate to tech fasts of a week or more. People will go to guru-led retreats to be cleansed of technology. They will brag and try to one-up each other about nontechnology the way others have about not watching TV or not eating cheeseburgers. “Sure I have an iPhone, but I only use it for emergencies,” one will say. “Yeah, I like to update my Facebook profile but only once a month—just to keep in practice in case I really need it someday.” “That’s nothing; I went totally Cro-Magnon last week,” someone else will say. “I dug a cave with my hands and lived like it was a time before fire.” The only problem is that people will have to brag about their non-techness in person. This may be why Facebook, Twitter and 80% of the new Intermintablenet applications exist in the first place. Everybody on there, including me, is either documenting the excruciating banalities of their lives or trying to be a superhero of interesting activity and accomplishments. Social media is a vicious cycle. ◆ Dennis Hinkamp tried to send this column by paper mail, but he couldn’t find a mail box anywhere in his neighborhood.
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It’s time to fund a Healthy Caring System Swami speaks out on the health care bill BY SWAMI BEYONDANANDA Dear Friends: Well, we now have a health care bill. That’s great. Now all we have to do is figure out how to pay it. There is nothing wrong with the idea of universal health care. The cellular community beneath our skin—upwards of 50 trillion cellular citizens—has no problem providing that for each and every participating cell, along with full employment and no cell left behind.
How does the body do it? Funny you should ask, because I was just about to answer that question. First of all, our body doesn’t borrow. There’s no Ascended MasterCard where you can borrow energy for this life, and
pay for it in a future lifetime. No, the body simply uses available energy, and uses that energy wisely.
A loco-motive on track for a train wreck? Here’s a hint: The healthy body is not at war with itself. Unfortunately, human society—and particularly the United States—spends trillions of dollars every year defending against other healthy human cells, who happen to gather under a different flag. Meanwhile, the truly dangerous sociopathogens pit one healthy cluster of cells against the other and profit by selling weaponry to all sides. No wonder it seems like we’re on track for a
train wreck. Talk about locomotives. Mutual selfdestruction is one of the loco-est motives we can have! Oh, and the body doesn’t have a for-profit “health care industry” that makes most of its profit by denying care. Imagine taking the money these companies pay folks to tell people their condition isn’t covered —and use that money to cover the conditions? I know what you’re thinking: Swami, you are proposing a sane world—you must be crazy! And then, take the drug companies —please! These drug dealers aren’t standing outside the schoolyard gate. No, they’re right inside the schools now, prescribing medication instead of meditation to make unruly kids more ruly. Not only that, but they are inventing new conditions that they just happen to have a drug to treat. Like restless leg syndrome. How ridiculous and wasteful to treat this condition with drugs, when there is a natural solution: Get a helper humping dog.. Yes, nowhere in this new health care bill is anything supporting natural, non-invasive, lowercost treatments—like magnetic healing. I had a magnetic healing treatment a while back, and that is some powerful stuff. I was stuck to my refrigerator for three days!
It’s time for a real conspiracy One of the most vexing issues around the health care legislation is the “single-payer” system—which was off the table before there even
ENVIRO-NEWS BY AMY BRUNVAND Book Cliffs bison restoration On May 11, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources released 41 bison taken from the Henry Mountains into the Book Cliffs in order to re-establish a free-roaming, publicly owned heard. The Henry Mountain bison were themselves transplanted from Yellowstone National Park in 1941 and have succeeded so well that nowadays ranchers say they are competing with cows for forage and are pressuring the
Utah Wildlife Board to reduce the herd size. Bison are native to the Book Cliffs area and are often shown in American Indian petroglyphs. The Ute Indian Tribe manages a Book Cliffs bison herd that was re-introduced in 1986.
City, county mayors boost cycling On May 18, about 60 cyclists braved the rainy weather and showed up at Liberty Park for the annual Bike to Work Day ride with the Salt Lake City and County mayors. The League of American Bicyclists has upgraded Salt Lake City from bronze to silver status as a bike-friendly community. Salt Lake City has a bike commuter population that is four times the national average. In the past two years, city government support for urban cycling has included:
• Funding for bike-specific programs has increased tenfold to $500,000 a year • 38 miles of new bike lanes • Adding the Complete Streets Policy to the city code • Hiring a Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator • Having a dedicated bicycle liaison in the police department • Holding citywide and countywide bike summits • Donating abandoned bicycles to the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective so they can find them good homes In turn, Salt Lake County mayor Peter Corroon reminded cyclists that it’s easy to find a safe bicycle route—the Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee website offers a countywide map that shows nonmotorized bike paths and other routes favored by cyclists. SLCBAC: WWW.SLCBAC.ORG. Salt Lake City bicycling: WWW.SLCGOV.COM/TRANSPORTATION/ BICYCLETRAFFIC. Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective news release: WWW.SLCBIKECOLLECTIVE.ORG/PRESS-CORNER.
disappointing On April 26, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar came to Utah to meet with the Governor’s Balanced Resource Council. The environmental community had high hopes that he would speak about the responsibility of the federal government to conserve public lands for all Americans. Instead, he assured local officials that no new national monuments would be designated without their approval. As the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance points out, some of the American West’s most treasured landscapes were protected by Republican and Democratic administrations using authority under the Antiquities Act to establish national monuments, which later were often made national parks; this is the process that created the Escalante/Grand Staircase National Monument. The flap over monuments is related to a Department of the Interior memo that identifies nationally significant landscapes worthy of inclusion in the National Landscape Conservation System. The memo lists two indisputably significant landscapes in Utah: the San Rafael Swell (“Visitors to the area can find ancient Indian rock art and explore a landscape with geographic features resembling those found on Mars”) and
was a table. Everywhere I go, people are asking: Was this some kind of conspiracy? I know it’s easy to imagine that kind of thing when you’re upset and frustrated. But when you take a deep breath and create some space, you’ll see it’s not so much a conspiracy as a “con’s piracy.” As with so many areas of our lives, privatizing privateers have conned us into policies that deplete the commonwealth and benefit only the uncommonly wealthy. With all that has come out about Blackwater and other “contractors” being used to fight our wars in the Middle East, I get asked all the time, “Aren’t you concerned about mercenaries working for our government?” Well, yes, I am. But I am more concerned about our government working for mercenaries. So, what is the solution? I thought I’d never ask. The solution is a conspiracy of we the people. First of all, let’s get something straight: We are already conspiring. Conspiring means breathing together, so life itself is a conspiracy! And breathing, by the way, is the key to long life. When we breathe in, we inspire. And when we don’t, we expire. As we breathe together, we inspire
There’s no Ascended MasterCard where you can borrow energy for this life, and pay for it in a future lifetime. No, the body simply uses available energy, and uses that energy wisely. harmony—and there’s no harm in harmony. Harmony brings health, and the more health we generate the less energy we will need to spend fighting illness—or anything else, for that matter. And gathering under one big intent, we can inspire something even healthier than a universal health care system—a universally healthy and caring one. ◆ Swami Beyondananda is the alter ego of Steve Bhaerman. Steve is the co-author—with Bruce Lipton—of Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There From Here. He can be found at WWW.WAKEUPLAUGHING.COM.
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Boondoggle project threatens Price River In the Western U.S., old water projects never die—no matter how impractical or environmentally destructive. The
Gooseberry Narrows Project is the latest to rise from the dead, as the Bureau of Reclamation finishes preparing a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a diversion dam and tunnel that was first proposed in the 1930s. The project threatens to dewater the Price River and destroy Fish Creek and Gooseberry Creek, two of the best small trout streams in Utah, both of which have been proposed for Wild and Scenic River designation. The project also threatens an outstanding riparian ecosystem that supports 54 species of birds, including Utah’s largest population of endangered willow flycatchers. The dam is intended to supply agricultural water to Sanpete County, but the Utah Rivers Council says that instituting basic water conservation practices could easily supply the water need for less than a third the cost. “This dam hasn’t been viable in the 80 years since it was first proposed,” says Rosalie Woolshlager, staff attorney for Utah Rivers Council. “This boondoggle is simply not worth the cost, especially since it means dewatering the Price River system.”
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E S U E R A guide to some of the best places to find used furniture, salvage and surplus in Salt Lake (and Park City) STORY AND PHOTOS BY EMILY MOROZ
ho of us would not give an instant to be surrounded by objects with the magical power to invoke passion and reflection?” Kate Bullen offers this mantra, gleaned from a New York City shop window, on how to furnish our daily lives. Bullen is the owner of Elementé, a Salt Lake institution selling vintage furniture and accessories on downtown’s Pierpont Avenue. Like Kate, I prefer an old kitchen chair to a new one. It’s patina, or perhaps its cracks and chipped paint provide a warmth that a brand new chair would not. Penny-pincher that I am, it’s definitely a plus that gently used furniture is usually a lot cheaper than its new counterpart (and easier on the planet). So whether you built yourself a yurt in the woods and own only four things (yurt included), own a house of your own or are renting a 5x8’ closet, if you’re like me, you’re compelled to decorate your space with style without breaking
the bank. Why not seek out the stuff that brings a story with it? As part two of CATALYST’s resale and consignment series, I visited some of the best places to find fabulous used furniture, salvage, and surplus in Salt Lake and Park City. Before you enjoy my (slightly) silly superlatives, you might want to start your furnishings foray by making a list—on mine, one column reads “Items I need” and another column, “Items I probably don’t need, but am easily convinced otherwise.” Might be a no-brainer, but allow your intuition to guide you. Envision your dream finds in all their glory; this will help manifest them from our valley’s colossal resale soup. Do you have enough room in your house for larger items? (For packrats: how much storage space do you have? How much time do you have for your quest? You might work your magic in a couple of hours, but be prepared to travel. Think of your search as you would a day hike. You’re going to get cranky, frustrated and fatigued, and will need sustenance. Snacks, water and supportive friends (preferably weightlifters) are always good to bring along. If you’re trying to be frugal, don’t bring an impulsive pal—or your filthy-rich uncle, unless you can talk him into bankrolling your purchases.
As my mom says, “You never know what you can’t live without until you find it.” In this spirit, make sure you’ve got a safe, efficient way to transport your unwieldy treasures from point A to point B. For the carless, you’ll be thrifting via bus/bicycle/Raz-r-scooter, so if you find something you can’t leave without, arrange a time to do the schlepping. Bribe a friend with cookies, or for $11.50 (plus 59¢ per mile), you can rent a Ford F-150 pickup truck for an hour with U-Car Share ( WWW.UCARSHARE.COM). Lastly, keep it real, be diligent and stick to your instincts. Ask yourself, “Do I really need this pitchfork/ kitchen sink/fur-flocked turtle figurine?” If you can’t afford it or transport it, it’s not meant to be— unless it’s a non-functioning armwrestling arcade game from 1983 (NPS, $400 o.b.o.), which might warrant an unplanned adoption. Of course, Craigslist and KSL Classifieds are two good resources for finding used furniture (and really weird, amazing stuff) online. I’ve had much better luck with used furniture using KSL, simply because it’s chock full of great stuff for sale, easier on the eyes and tends to be less crowded, spammy and sketchy than Craigslist. But give both a whirl. Make your searches specific, but not too specific, as you’re going to be doing a lot of browsing anyway (i.e. you’ll garner more search results for “double bed” than “wooden vintage double bed”). Don’t forget to check out the “free” or “trade” section. Make sure there’s a name and contact information for whoever’s trying to sell their desk, table or old windows. And not to sound too obvious, but bring a friend for a second opinion and don’t pay for anything until you see it. Let the treasure hunt begin!
Lake when it burned down in 1978 and she lost everything she owned. Listening to her story, it was clear this loss inspired her to help others build their own stories with unique, interesting objects for their living spaces. Refreshingly old-fashioned (Elementé has no website or email address), the atmosphere is casual and personalized. Bullen grabs a thick photo album, showing me back-in-the-day images of Elementé’s beginning. She always wanted her store to be a place of relaxation and conversation for visitors and consigners (it even says so on her business card) and, after 22 years, it’s certainly become a Salt Lake favorite.
Elementé Punniest name: “Basementé,” the sale basement at Elementé. In the mid-80s, owner of Pierpont Avenues’ eclectic furniture store Kate Bullen was inspired by the vintage and antique items at Steve Jensen’s Crackers consignment store at 9th & 9th. She and partners found the space on Pierpont, a 100-year-old building being converted to artists’ studios, and after four months of renovations Elementé opened its doors in July 1988. The place was kind of empty when they first started out, but it quickly began filling up with consignment (consigners get 60% of each sale). A collage artist with an interior design background, Bullen still considers herself as such, but instead of paper and glue, she also collages the interior of Elementé with her own treasures. Why buy or sell resale? “There are just too many beautiful things in the world not to,” says Bullen. She was renting an apartment in the Prescott Building in downtown Salt
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Chic & Unique Most affordable Tiffany-inspired faux glass swan-shaped lamp, $29 Best hybrid item: leather chair made from reused barrel, $150 This bigger version of bygone 9th Ave Consignment is co-owned by partners Judie Minie and Haller Champo. Minie, 67 and a retired teacher from California, has an
interior design background, taught a “Budget on a Shoestring” community class and ran a Bay Area consignment shop. Minie took over 9th Ave. Consignment in September 2008, but soon felt the shop was growing too big for its britches. Champo was already buying, refurbishing and reselling furniture for extra income out of a westside warehouse. Champo and Minie met while admiring the same thing at the D.I. and, realizing their interests overlapped, decided to join forces. Their prime spot on 8th South (once an art gallery for the Olympics) houses hundreds of original and refurbished furnishings, many of which Champo has stained, sanded and fixed himself. Minie and her husband Carl, along with Champo and his wife Tammy, search yard sales, estate sales, flea
markets, KSL.com and Craigslist for their goodies. They’ve got big stuff (chairs $40-100, tables $50-200, dressers $100) plus collectibles, vintage textiles, lighting, vases, glassware, ceramics, paintings and more. Chic & Unique, 778 S 300 W, 801-363-9457, CHICUNIQUESLC@GMAIL.COM
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Now & Again Best consignment misunderstanding: While reviewing one consigner’s items, owner Michael Sanders saw the framed jewel (see p. 14) and remarked, “I love this jazz trumpet player!” to which his consigner gently informed him, “That’s the Angel Moroni.” Philadelphia native Sanders was stressed out as an event and production specialist in New York City.
or sale if you follow their blog. Piece of cake! Abode Paris Flea Market is so sweet, it makes my teeth hurt. This bright turquoise shop may look small, but wait’ll you see how much they’ve fit inside. Owner Miriam Sabir Venkataramanan and her sister bought a beloved shop called Simply Home (used to be the corner of 1300 S and 900 E), opened Abode and soon after combined locations at their current spot. The Abode gang gathers a smorgasbord of antique, refurbished, funky furniture, house wares and collectibles plus books, clothing, shoes, local art and more, mostly on consignment. Their staffers (Katie, Steffi, Cathie, Amber and Amanda Lynn) are friendly, helpful and love what they do. I recently scored an 8-ft. tall rusty red cabinet-bookshelf for $75; sign up for their email list to get in on their weekly specials and sales. Plus, spring and summer are even more fun with Abode’s monthly flea market, where vendors fill the parking lot with their goods and there
He decided to use his knack for collecting and arranging chic interior environments to open Now & Again, currently one of the best-stocked vintage, retro and antique shops in Salt Lake. Although it opened just under a year ago, on a recent warm Saturday, the cozy shop was swarming with people—a good sign for such a new place. Sanders and his staff rearrange the store every week to keep it looking fresh, exciting and interesting. Saunter down the “aisles” Sanders has created out of refurbished 1950s cabinets, bookshelves
and retro bureaus stacked with kitschy books, toys, textiles and collectibles galore and you’ll see what I mean. Don’t forget to say hi to Jolie and Bijoux—they’re Sanders’ shop girls and they like milk bones. Now & Again, 501 E 300 S, M-Sat 11am-7p. 801364-0664, WWW.NOWANDAGAINSLC.COM
Right At Home Biggest, manliest bed ever: “King trestle, oversized,” giant wooden log frame that comes with step stool, $2,500 Park City’s Right at Home sells a mixture of new and antique furniture with rustic charm. While some items were pretty reasonable (antique Indian wooden boxes for $35, small children’s bench for $40), this place isn’t for bargainhunters—most items are pricier than other places. But it’s clear that the owners meticulously hand-pick some truly unique finds. I saw multiple pairs of 1930s skis, antique sleds, 175-year-old trunks, and three-foot-long wooden “dough bowls” that would make interesting coffee tables for $95-150. Hopelessly nerdy about fibers, I drooled over a beautiful antique spinning wheel ($400) with a box of multi-colored spindles of thread. Worth checking out, especially since you can swing by Recycle Utah (see p. 18) while you’re up there. Right At Home, 1745 Bonanza Dr, Park City, M-Sat, 10a-6p, Sun 12-4p. 435-658-2111 RIGHTATHOMEDESIGNS.COM
Emilie Jayne Most satisfying store arrangement: Emilie Jayne (by color). If you’re enthralled with categorical arrangements like me, Emilie Jayne’s color-coordinated collection of both vintage and modern goodies will tickle you pink (and blue, and orange and red…). Owner and Salt Lake local Jayne Gonzales opened Emilie Jayne
seven years ago in a cute 9th & 9th corner building (formerly a neighborhood market). Heading east on 800 S, you can’t miss the shop’s simple black awning with white lettering and, weather permitting, an array of eclectic furniture on the sidewalk. Gonzales has always loved the hunt for great, affordable vintage and delightfully new-used items to replace tired, uninspired effects; it
was only a matter of time before she opened her own shop. With a few exceptions, Emilie Jayne’s collection is 95% consignment. The shop just began a Facebook page and Gonzales says they plan to feature five "favorite" items, either daily or weekly, and exclusive sales for fans. Also, if you love something but can’t hack the price, ask ’em if they can mark it down. “People are timid about asking, but we usually can,” says Gonzales. Good to know; last time I visited I fell in love with a lot of things. Emilie Jayne is bargainer-friendly! Emilie Jayne, 801 S 800 E, M-Sat 10a-6p, 801-359-3356
Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore Best place for cheapskate DIY (many items only $1-2 each!) In 1992, Habitat for Humanity opened its first ReStore, a retail outlet selling used and surplus building materials, in Austin, Texas. There were two ReStores in Utah (St. George and Provo) before Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity opened the third last November. ReStores get most of their materials donated from individuals and businesses in support of Habitat’s mission. There’s a lot of ready-to-go stuff here; the furniture area boasts chairs for $515, salvaged cabinet doors (small) for $5-10, bookshelves for $10-20 and desks for $40-50. Complete kitchen and bathroom sink and cabinet units go for $80-100 (or opt for salvaged stone countertops in great condition, which go for $100200 each). Steel 2x4s go for $1-2; doors for $15-20. Pick up some unfinished wooden spindles, old drawers and six-foot PVC pipes for a dollar a pop—with a little fresh paint and some screws, I was dreaming up projects left and right. All proceeds from the ReStore go to building Habitat for Humanity homes. Plus, you’re helping the environment: According to the HFHI website, their 600 ReStores keep over 950 tons of materials out of the landfill each year.
cial, cordoned-off section of NPS’ industrial warehouse. I’d tell you what’s inside, but I’m under oath. You’ll have to see for yourself. Most hilariously implausible home improvement purchases: “Space Invader” arcade game and non-functioning arm-wrestling game, $200-400. I knew NPS was a must-visit when, hanging out at the Catalyst office with our editor, I kept hearing the mysterious acronym as an answer to my question, “Where did you get this?” Yes, that 8x6’ abstract expressionist painting on Greta’s ceiling came from the designer room at NPS; so did the Peruvian mirror in the sunroom and the wine rack in the kitchen. Utahn Kelly Farmer first opened NPS 1969. NPS employee for 14 years and current marketing manager Nathan Wright explained the NPS model: Through contracts with hundreds of businesses (local and national) NPS sells misdirected truck freight, overage and overstock, and close-outs. This means it’s a magical place split into several warehouse-sized “stores” (grocery, household items, apparel, jewelry, furniture and industrial) where you can find almost anything. Wright says of all his earthly possessions, “the only thing I still haven’t bought at NPS is a car.” Recently I’ve heard that the “bargain” prices at NPS haven’t been as low as in the past. But you really can’t beat the sheer volume of stuff under one roof; at their web store (STORES.EBAY.COM/NATIONAL-PRODUCTSALES) there are 14 categories; “Clothing” has 96 matches, “Art” has 54 and “Other” has 2,374. On a
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The NPS Store Most misleading store name: “The Bold Cave.” Is this a spelunking exhibit at the Utah Museum of Natural History? A haunted house? Neither; it’s a spe-
recent visit to the industrial warehouse, which feels like a bizarre-o Home Depot, a friend and I found the following items: scrap metal,
tubing, PVC, pipes, electrical, hardware, auto parts and tires, rugs, cabinets, folding tables, doors, cork bulletin boards, construction surplus and vintage arcade games. We saw a giant yellow umbrella for $42 and a set of seven-foot-tall sky blue lockers for $140! You can imagine the puddle of drool forming beneath a diehard DIY-er at this place. Sure, it takes a little more elbow grease to find what you’re looking for (or what you never thought you’d be looking for), but the fun of NPS is in the thrill of the hunt. The NPS Store, 1600 S Empire Road, M-Fri 10a-7p, Sat 9a-6p. 801-972-4133, WWW.NPSSTORE.COM
University Surplus and Salvage Largest collection of nearly-flawless 1950s professor’s desks for cheap ($20-100) Never buy a new filing cabinet again! (various sizes, $15-75) Unintentionally creepiest couch: massage table, $200 If you can find Connor Street in Fort Douglas at the University of Utah, you’ll drive by one of Salt Lake City’s best-kept secrets: a three-story warehouse full of surplus goods and salvaged items. Clifton Grindstaff, manager of Surplus and Salvage for over 20 years (the store has been around since the ’70s), says this is the University’s last stop before items go to the dumpster. Most of their revenue comes from hundreds of used computers and laptops they sell, but there are tons of non-electrical finds, too—if you’re willing to do a little searching. On my first visit, I spent 20 minutes on the ground floor slightly puzzled, browsing aisle after aisle of filing cabinets, computers, printers and nothing else, until a kind-hearted employee pointed out that the store has three floors! Check out the second floor for “academic-chic” stuff: funky cabinets and tables ($15-50),
RESALE SERIES: PART 2 professors’ desks, bookcases, shelving and boards ($15-40), plus the most bizarre, obsolete science equipment (brightly-colored knobs, dials, and switches that made about as much sense as a diagram of a rocket ship). The third floor is like a yard sale devoted entirely to office chairs. Every item gets a date stamp when it arrives at the store, and the older the item, the bigger the discount when sales occur. University Surplus and Salvage, 210 Connor St, M-Fr 8:30a-5:30p. 801-581-7917, WEB.UTAH.EDU/SURPLUS
Recycle Utah & The Good Wood Project Second punniest name: “The Outhouse,” a shipping container full of—what else?—toilets. The thoughtful folks at Recycle Utah began The Good Wood Project in 2001 as a way to offset how much wood waste (over 40,000 tons!) was being dumped in the Henefer Landfill in Coalville. The Good Wood Project gathers used building materials from remodel projects in and around Summit County and resells them to the public at darn good prices. Next door to their four or five recycling dumpsters, enter the open mouth of a warehouse space packed to the gills with doors, windows, screens, siding and paneling, planks, two-by-fours, lighting and electrical, wire, tubing, hardware, kitchen and bathroom cabinets, and much more. The plumbing fixtures (toilets, sinks, etc.) live inside “The Outhouse,” parked outside. As there’s no other place like it closer to Salt Lake, this one’s definitely “worth the drive,” especially on a donation-heavy day. Recycle Utah also provides a place for Utahns to recycle electronic waste—for $5 you can dump your used monitors, computers and key-
boards. All proceeds benefit the year-round operation of Recycle Utah facilities; as their website puts it, “You’re not just buying the item, you are helping us pay for electricity, heat, lights and staff.” The Good Wood Project is entirely volunteerbased; those pitching in sign up for work sessions weekly. Recycle Utah and the Good Wood Project, 1951 Woodbine Way, Park City. Daily 10a-4p. (435) 649-9698, WWW.RECYCLEUTAH.ORG/CONSTRUCTION.HTML
Honorable mentions: Most mysterious outfits: That unmarked corner shop near 9th & 9th full of tantalizing goodies, but are they ever for sale? And a curious white building at 800 S. 500 E. (across from Rico Locals) with a sign in the window that just says “DAMAGE.” It looks like it houses old washing machines. A sign on a building at 741 N. Beck Street that says “Used Furniture.” Simultaneously spooky-looking and promising. Best place to score camouflaged skis: Smith & Edwards. They’re white! Best-hidden treasures (we weren’t even allowed inside): Freight Salvage, at 440 S. Redwood, looks like a hardware store out of Twin Peaks.
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A little charm and a lot of soul George Venizelos’ Architectural Salvage BY KATHERINE PIOLI rom the street, George’s Salvage looks like an experiment in repurposing junk. Among other bits and pieces of strangely utilized miscellany, two rusted bathtubs serve as planters situated near the curb. Half-legible signs from the building’s previous incarnations hang along the front, resembling art more than information. Some people would call it a secret treasure cave of home restoration finds; others, perhaps, a nightmare. George’s Architectural Salvage on 9th South, just west of Liberty Park, is a retreat from normal life in the city—a place to find the unimaginable, the quirky and, one always hopes, the useful. For 27 years George Venizelos and his architectural salvage shop have been saving quality used housing materials from ending up in the landfill. George’s business philosophy is very much tied to the ethic of recycling—it’s all about reducing waste and keeping materials in circulation as long as they are useful. But there is also more to it than just that. George cares about his clients. Much of the joy in his work, he says, comes from seeing people save money by buying an older item while at the same time gaining something with more quality and style. The old stuff, he says, and many would agree, often has a craftsmanship that far outweighs what’s made today.
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The Hunt: Searching for that just-so item Today a husband and wife, first-time customers, have wandered into George’s shop to troll the stacks. They are on the hunt for a one-of-a-kind, old-style summer storm door. Stepping into the shop, they pass through the knickknacks—piles of doorknobs, a stained glass window and a basket of old keys. They pass through a narrow aisle formed by gym lockers. Their hunt leads them out into a garden behind the shop. In an organized heap nearly hiding three cherry trees blooming in opposite corners of the yard is yet more stuff. There are pieces from a wrought iron fence. Toilets and toilet lids of all colors stand in a row. Glass blocks
a piece of Salt Lake history. Melanie, a longtime customer-turned-employee at George’s Salvage, says the bakery still holds some of the old equipment including a 40-ft.-long oven and dozens of bread pans. The bakery-turned-warehouse also holds hundreds, if not thousands, of windows and doors. This is where the search ends. An 80-pound storm door with a removable window, matching the required dimensions, is discovered. Melanie whips out a screwdriver and removes two screws adapted to hold the window in place. She pops the window out and shows how to replace it with a screen for the hot summer season. Happy with their find, the couple carries the door to the front where they agree on a fair price with Chris, George’s brother.
Where wishes come true “We have a book called the wish book,” says Melanie after her customers leave. Though some people come in just to browse and perhaps leave with some new gem, many come looking for something of a specific size, shape or use. If they can’t find it, it gets written down in the wish
George’s business philosophy is very much tied to the ethic of recycling—it’s all about reducing waste and keeping materials in circulation as long as they are useful. taken from an old LDS wardhouse, a pile of red bricks, a bicycle, more bathtubs and other things lie about. They pass through a door at the back of the yard, into the building that was once the Metz Bakery. People still occasionally visit the shop just to see the bakery where their parents once worked. Though its use has changed, the standing building continues to preserve
book along with the person’s contact information. “It’s uncanny how well the wish book works,” marvels Melanie—usually not more than a week or two passes before someone shows up to drop off the very item just recorded in the book. George’s Architectural Salvage began as a brick salvaging operation. Through connections in the demolition business,
George started his business selling useable building materials from large demolition projects around the city. But the setup turned out to be a high-stress endeavor. “I had to sell bricks and building materials on the job, as the buildings were coming down. I had to move everything really quickly.” Deciding that a warehouse for temporary storage might reduce the pressure of finding instant buyers, George looked into acquiring one with the help of his father. George found the perfect place tucked away in the center of the downtown block bordered to the north by the Phillips Gallery and, to the south, what is now Sage’s Cafe. Finally with a space of his own, an old idea started to resurface. “People had mentioned to me the need for a salvage shop,” recalls George. Knowing that much more than just bricks were being sent to landfills during house and building demolitions, George started gathering a wider variety of materials. “From the beginning I just created a space and people came in,” says George. “It was a place where people met, hung out and spent some time.” In 2003, George’s Architectural Salvage moved to its present location. The same is true of the current shop. On this sunny afternoon, people arriving in a steady trickle nose through the many shop items. In George’s opinion, people are attracted in part because of the clutter. He rightly senses that it gives his shop charm, maybe even soul. “It’s a business that brings me a lot of joy,” says George. “I love to see people come in looking for something very specific or rare—purple tiles or a pink toilet— and they find it. Those strange finds somehow happen over and over again.” George’s Architectural Salvage. 470 E 900 S, 801-539-1140. WWW.GEORGESSALVAGE.COM
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The Great Debate Wear a helmet to protect your noggin, or coast free? BY STEVEN CHAMBERS
ithin the world of bicycle commuting, virtually no other topic creates as much discussion and dissension as that of bicycle helmets. Depending on your choice of statistics, helmets reduce injuries or not; benefits of wearing helmets outweigh disadvantages or vice versa; helmets encourage or discourage dangerous riding techniques; and helmets promote or discourage more cycling. What usually gets lost in this debate is whether helmet use should be mandatory. There isn’t much debate that helmets help protect the head—If you’re going to hit something hard, such as the road, with your noggin, would you rather do it with a helmet or without? Where viewpoints diverge is whether everyone who rides should be compelled to wear a helmet. The argument most frequently advanced in favor of mandatory helmet laws is the common sense one offered above: Hitting something with your head hurts less if your head is protected. Setting aside arguments based on choice and
Cars pass closer to cyclists wearing helmets than they do to those without. The thinking of the motorists seems to be, “This guy is protected; I don’t need to give him as much room.” assumption of risk by responsible adults, the countervailing position points to a number of arguments, all of which have been documented in various studies: Cars pass closer to cyclists wearing helmets than they do to those without. The thinking of the motorists seems to be, “This guy is protected; I don’t need to give him as much room.” Interestingly, one of these studies showed that cars pass even closer to men wearing helmets than they do to women. One researcher found that by putting a wig under his helmet, he got more clearance. There was no study of what wearing a skirt plus a wig did for clearance. When helmets are mandatory, there is a drop in people cycling. This seems to be a reflection of the
attitude that people will choose not to cycle rather than cycle but break the law. This is significant, opponents of helmet law say, because the health benefits of cycling are well-documented and the overall risk to a person from not cycling exceeds the risk of cycling without a helmet. Focusing on helmet use diverts attention from other, more positive safety measures, such as designated bike lanes, better education for cyclists and drivers, reducing road dangers and development of cycling skills for riders. In Holland and China, where a large percentage of the population get around by cycling, almost no one wears a helmet. This is true, helmet proponents retort, but it’s a simplistic argument because in
those countries cycling is a traditional form of transportation and there is a well-established infrastructure for bicycles. Purely because of the large number of cyclists on the roads, motorists are more aware of bicycles, proving there is safety in numbers. The debate is not likely to be resolved soon and, as long as helmets are not mandatory, wearing a helmet remains a personal choice. For those who choose to wear helmets, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, there are various safety standards. Since 1999, by law all helmets manufactured for the U.S. market must meet the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) standards. Look for a sticker or label saying the helmet you are considering buying meets CPSC standards. Second, a helmet only works properly if it is fitted and worn properly. Helmets come with foam inserts that make them fit the right way. Read the directions and take the time to adjust the fit. Ideally a helmet will have a smooth surface so that in case of an accident the helmet (and your head that’s inside) will slide across the road. Fabric covers or protrusions on the helmet may cause it to snag, twisting the head and resulting in neck injuries. Along these same lines, if you use a visor or a helmetmounted rear-view mirror, both should attach to the helmet with some sort of fastener, such as Velcro, that will come off in a crash. Thicker hair or hair styles that incorporate braids or beads present problems. Apart from a few helmet styles with ponytail ports in back, there are no models that deal with this issue. Another problem is that, since heads come in all shapes and sizes, “one size fits all” isn’t the rule. Treat buying a helmet like buying a pair of shoes: It’s necessary to try on several styles to get one that’s just right. By definition, helmets are protective, and their design is based on that purpose primarily, sort of like an egg. Still, we at CATALYST believe there is room for riders to express their individuality with their helmets just as with other aspects of their lives, so we hereby announce our helmet-decorating contest. Send us pictures of your decorated bicycle helmet. We’ll publish our staff choices in upcoming issues. Send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Steve Chambers is a Salt Lake Valley bicycle commuter.
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Psychedelic Renaissance MAPS conference could mark the end of a 30-year dark age regarding the scientific study of entheogens BY TRISHA MACMILLAN
“To shut our citizens away in prison for exploring their own consciousness is a great shame.” —Amanda Feilding, Beckley Foundation founder n mid-April, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) presented Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century, a three-day conference that drew together researchers from around the United States and all over the world. This was no easily dismissed gathering of aging hippies and modern-day mystics—the conference was the first of its kind: over 90 scientifically grounded presentations exploring the state of the art in psychedelic research. And I do mean scientific; the papers were unassailably rigorous and sometimes academically dry (“The Chemical Analysis of Hallucinogenic Tryptamines Obtained from Organic Synthesis” anyone?). These scientists have been working strictly with governmental approval, and the scrutiny under which they
have been laboring has been extremely intense. In his opening comments, MAPS founder Rick Doblin, Ph.D. said, “…the eyes of the world are upon us because these [psychedelics] are the tools to connect us to what most makes us human…Regulators the world over are now willing to eventually give permission for these studies.” The results of these studies are beginning to trickle in, and they are striking. Psychedelics are powerful tools that show remarkable effectiveness against some of our most intractable ailments: depression,
anxiety, alcoholism, addiction and the chronic post-traumatic stress disorder often suffered by victims of violence and war zone returnees. Even more remarkable: Lasting results are often achieved after a single session. There is no ongoing regimen of pills, as with conventional psychiatric drug therapies. Used in the context of healing, psychedelics are also referred to as entheogens—literally “generating the Divine within.” Psychedelic research and therapy is not new. Interest in LSD as a possible therapeutic drug began to rise in the 1950s, and scientists and
Psychedelics are powerful tools that show remarkable effectiveness against some of our most intractable ailments: depression, anxiety, alcoholism, addiction and the chronic posttraumatic stress disorder often suffered by victims of violence and war zone returnees.
therapists developed a number of promising test protocols during those early days. A double-blind study performed at Spring Grove Hospital in the early 1960s showed the efficacy of LSD therapy in the treatment of alcoholism, and as the study progressed the treatment proved so successful that staff at the hospital began to object that withholding LSD therapy from the control group was unethical. Eventually LSD therapy was indeed offered to all of the study participants. Unfortunately, public opinion of psychedelics began to sour as LSD became a widely distributed recreational drug, and by 1972 basically all psychedelic research had been shut down. The problem was not with the inherent nature of psychedelics, but with the 20th Century Western mind’s lack of tools to understand what the heck these substances actually did. LSD arrived on a decidedly nonmystical June-and-Ward-Cleaver scene back in the 1960s, and the shock that it gave to American society provoked a case of whiplash that’s persisted ever since. As Neal Goldsmith, Ph.D., a New York psychologist, put it: “Society as a whole got dosed, and society had a bummer.” Without any previous widespread understanding of the mystical as personally commonplace, there were no safe, established ways for American culture to integrate the sudden intrusion of thousands of newly switched-on minds, all channeling experiences that the contemporary science of the time had no handle for, other than to call it “psychosis.” In fact, before the term “psychedelic” was coined, LSD was classed as a “psychotomimetic”—a drug that mimics psychosis. In the public realm and outside of a guided setting, psychedelics created an infinitude of erratic responses in the people who used them. Most seemed to just enjoy the party, and some had profoundly moving mystical experiences. Some suffered through terrible anxieties they had no way to comprehend, and a very few of the unlucky activated a latent schizotypal disorder and disappeared down the rabbit hole, winding up in psych wards around the country. The media, always a handy magnifying lens for the horrific, had a field day with the most negative cases. Public terror won the day, and psychedelics were banned.
Trisha Macmillan is the nom de plume of a Salt Lake-area artist, writer and psychonaut.
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Those early researchers never forgot the promise they had seen in psychedelic therapy, though, and several have spent the last 40 years in the political wilderness, slowly gathering data and doing what they could to lay the groundwork to bring psychedelics back to legitimacy. In the meantime, psychologists, sociologists and anthropologists, too, have been researching the role of botanical psychedelics within the tribal cultures that have been using them ceremonially for thousands of years—and also finding therapeutic uses for these psychedelics within the context of Western medicine. Ibogaine, a psychedelic alkaloid derived from the root of a West African plant used ceremonially by the people of the Bwiti religion, shows antiaddiction properties. Although it remains illegal in the United States, ibogaine treatment is available in clinics in Canada, Mexico and Europe to combat addiction to methadone, heroin, alcohol, powder cocaine, crack cocaine and methamphetamine. Ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic tea, is used by Amazonian tribes and also by the União do Vegetal and the Santo Daime (established churches in South America and in the United States), and has also been used to treat depression, alcoholism and addiction. Psilocybin, the active ingredient in “magic mushrooms,” is presently being studied at several different U.S. universities; NYU, Johns Hopkins and UCLA, among others, have programs under way to document the effects of psilocybin therapy on terminal cancer patients suffering with end-of-life anxiety. The more synthetic psychedelics, such as LSD and MDMA (Ecstasy) have also been showing promise in recent studies. An ongoing Swiss pilot study looking at LSD therapy to treat anxiety related to life-threatening illnesses has returned some positive preliminary results. Far more widespread are studies of MDMA to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD: The United States FDA has approved a protocol for studies to use this drug to help patients with PTSD; some cases are so severe that no conventional treatment has been able to alleviate their suffering. MAPSsponsored MDMA-PTSD studies are also under way in Israel and Switzerland, and are being initiated in Canada, Spain, France and Jordan. The sense among the scientists at the conference was that these developments have been a long time coming, but that the time is now ripe. “If we weren’t supposed to be doing this, it wouldn’t be happening,” said David Nichols, Ph.D., a medicinal chemist and molecular pharmacologist at Purdue University, and one of the world’s top experts in psychedelics. “It is the right time,” said Rick Doblin, “because we have learned the lessons of the 1960s. There is no hope in counterculture. We have to be part of the mainstream.” The scientists, therapists, and the membership at large of MAPS want to bring a message of hope—that we have access to tools that can delve into the human spirit, that we have the knowledge of how to heal our most profound traumas, and that together we can begin to create a better world. ◆
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News and ideas from near and far for a healthier, more sustainable future BY PAX RASMUSSEN
Utah gets stimulated…again In April, I mentioned in this column that the Feds were using stimulus money to launch a program, modeled after Cash for Clunkers, which would offer rebate money for new, efficient appliances if you cash in your old, energy-hogging ones. The program is being run on a state-by-state basis, and Utah has jumped on board. The Utah State Energy Program has thrown $2.3M in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act money for the program. You must have purchased your new appliance on or after May 12, 2010, and you’ve got to be replacing an old one—so this won’t work if you’ve never had a washing machine before. Trade-ins aren’t required, but recycling of old appliances is encouraged.
is bulshytt for lamp posts). The Department of Energy estimates that outdoor lighting uses nearly 180 terawatt hours each year (equivalent to 42 coal-burning power plants)—so why the hell haven’t they “set standards” before 2010? In addition, the first set of standards won’t rev up till 2013, and won’t be fully in effect till 2021. Maybe then we can shut down some of those coal plants. TINYURL.COM/LIGHTINGSTANDARDS
None of your beeswax Just as we were wrapping up this issue, we heard the messed up news about the reactionary response
Free range is looking good The dairy industry has fought long and hard to keep the hormone-free milk people at bay—but now the spotlight is on industrial meat. According to a group of Korean scientists, conventional meat comes with antibiotics and endocrine disruptors. Lots of them. After just five days of not eating conventionally raised meat, the levels of these chemicals detectable in the research participants dropped markedly. It’s not just how the meat is raised: The level of phthalates, a dangerous chemical found in certain plastics, in participants’ bodies dropped, too. Apparently, phthalates get into the food from packaging. TINYURL.COM/MEATCHEMS
Why wasn’t this a thing already? Last month, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved legislation setting national energy efficiency standards for “polemounted outdoor lighting” (which
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Really? And fire’s hot, too? Last month, the cancer panel of the National Institutes of Health released a report in which they concluded that the thousands of industrial chemicals in our water, food and air are…wait for it…not good for us! And in lots of ways, too. According to the report, these chemicals are problematic across the board, from cancer to disruption of the endocrine system. There’s some stuff about cell phones in there, too. That the powers that be are finally saying what we already knew is a hopeful sign; we’ll see what happens as a result. TINYURL.COM/TOXICSHOCKER
from a manager at Century 16 theater—concerned that somebody might get stung, he had the swarm of bees hanging out on a tree near the theater sprayed with insecticide. According to KSL news, the manager contacted a couple of beekeepers to get the bees, but after only two hours decided it was too risky: The bees had to die. This is an unfortunate example of ignorance about bees. As a once and future beekeeper myself, I can vouch for the bees: They don’t sting unless you’re messing with them real good. I’ve watched Greta open up a hive and move things about inside with bare hands, all without stings. And a swarming colony of bees is even more passive; until they’ve got a home to protect, they’re not going to attack anything.
Strawberries are tasty, and so are…wait, what was I talking about? Although correlation does not imply causation, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health have found evidence linking pesticide exposure to ADHD in children. The study looked at the organophosphate concentrations in the urine of 1,139 kids ages eight to 15 and found that for every 10-fold increase in these chemicals, the odds of the kids having ADHD rose by more than half. The flak jockey from Dow AgroSciences downplayed the results, of course. TINYURL.COM/PESTADHD
Hack till ya croak As if almost being able to chew the Wasatch Front air on certain
days weren’t enough impetus for reducing emissions, the American Heart Association has released stronger evidence that air pollution is linked to heart attacks and strokes. The air pollution most common in Utah, PM 2.5, is the most likely to cause cardiovascular disease, an expert panel concluded. The risk of cardiac problems is increased hours or days after increased levels of PM 2.5, says Dr. Robert D. Brooks, the lead author of the air pollution statement in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. PM 2.5 exposure over a few years leads to even larger increases in the risk of heart attack or stroke, the AHA says. —Shane Farver TINYURL.COM/AIRPOLLUTIONHEARTATTACK
(Solar) money where their mouths are By now, most people know that solar has the potential to revolutionize the way we get energy, in just about every way that’s useful. Of course, none of the neat things solar can solve will happen until it’s profitable to switch. Luckily, last month the Obama administration earmarked $62 million to help make solar competitive with coal. A Department of Energy spokesperson says the money will go to improve “component and system designs” of solar power plants. In other words, it’s R&D cash. Yay! TINYURL.COM/SUNMONEY
Keep on truckin’ I think one of the worst mistakes our country ever made was the interstate highway system. It was huge, expensive, and pretty much locked us into a century of relying on cars and trucks. The train thing was a good idea—but not so profitable for the oil industry, alas. Nowadays, big trucks handle the vast majority of our shipping, and consume more than 20% of the fuel used by all cars and trucks combined, and contribute 21% of all transportation pollution. More than that, they have almost no efficiency regulations. But that’s about to change. Last month, President Obama announced plans to regulate big trucks—requiring them to get a fleet average of 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016 (10 mpg better than they get now), and 40 mpg by 2022. This is equivalent to taking 177 million cars off the road. TINYURL.COM/OBAMAKEEPONTRUCKIN
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Rehab in the Garden Life skills and metaphors BY KATHERINE PIOLI
ardening is commonly considered a reflective and calming passtime. It is not a huge stretch, therefore, to turn to gardening as therapy. Horticultural therapy is one of the healing tools used at the Volunteers of America (VOA) Center for Women and Children in Salt Lake City. And it takes gardening to a whole new level. The women enter the center with addictions to alcohol, methamphetamines, cocaine, prescription drugs or other substances. They go through a period of detoxification. They learn ways to cope with emotional stress. They put their full energy toward their rehabilitation— a process that often leads them to the garden. In 2003, the organization received
a generous donation under the condition that they build a greenhouse. Leigh Ann Morse had previously developed a youth gardening program for the Wasatch Community Gardens. She had a degree in horticultural therapy. In 2005, she went to work at the VOA, adapting her youth gardening program to suit the needs of women at the center. Morse designed a vegetablegrowing section around the green-
house and a decorative meditation garden on the west end of the plot. She and the women cleaned up the lot, put in drip irrigation and planted the gardens. To be successful in the therapeutic process, Morse explains, a horticultural therapist must be a competent gardener as well as skilled in working with the issues and objectives specific to the group. A healthy garden can provide a small piece of
Morse designed a vegetable-growing section around the greenhouse and a decorative meditation garden on the west end of the plot. She and the women cleaned up the lot, put in drip irrigation and planted the gardens.
stability and security that is necessary in any healing process, especially for people going through the experience of homelessness and drug rehabilitation. Morse led the women through several seasons of planning, planting, growing and harvesting. It’s not all watering and weeding, however. For these women, having a seedling die under their care can be a difficult reminder of certain events from their past. Watching the plants grow and thrive under their care can reinforce feelings of competence and can aid in a patient’s quest for sobriety. As in life, things don’t always work out as planned. Not even the best of gardeners has a 100% success rate. But learning to work through the upsets and disappointments is an invaluable lesson. “One day in January I walked into our greenhouse to find everything covered in ice,” recalls Morse. A water line had burst. The destruction was extensive, setting everything back weeks as all attention was re-directed to getting the greenhouse back in working order. The women were not pleased. Morse took advantage of the opportunity. In a reflection therapy session, they worked through their feelings of frustration. She helped them acknowledge these reactions, assuring them that such disappointment was normal. Together they also worked on looking forward and moving on. On a spring morning I join three women from the VOA Center: garden program leader Celia Bell and two directors, Meghan Fry and Michelle Templin-Polasek. Fry, Templin-Polasek and I observe as Bell talks the women through the process of repotting seedlings. Bell demonstrates how to mix the potting soil and how much water to add so that it is moist but not muddy. She picks out a seedling and shows exactly how deep to bury the root ball. A few minutes later the women are focused on the plants before them. Theresa, a petite woman with orange-dyed hair and penciled-in eyebrows, works at a bench with a flat of broccoli sprouts. She says she recently returned to the center after an episode of relapse that ended two years of sobriety. Theresa, now 50, has battled alcoholism for over 20 years. She has been in and out of this center before. But this, she says determinedly, is her last time.
Placing another sprout in a pot, Theresa reflects on what she gains from her time spent in the garden and greenhouse. “It feels really good to work my hands,” she says, even though she suffers from arthritis. “It is great to plant something and watch it grow.” Theresa’s planting partner is Chelsea, a much younger blond woman. She has been at the VOA for a month. Today is her first visit to the greenhouse and garden. “This center has saved my life,” Chelsea states plainly. She came to the center with encouragement from her boyfriend. “I had too much freedom at my parents’ house and did not focus on my rehabilitation.” Chelsea, like Theresa, is absorbed in her work transplanting smaller plants into the larger pots. The two women work side by side, occasionally consulting each other. “Can I put both of these small sprouts in the same pot?” Chelsea wonders outloud. Theresa looks up from her work and affirms that she can. “The structure provided by this center is really good for me,” says Chelsea. “And working here in the greenhouse is a very healthy activity.” Last year, the Center for Women and Children served 406 women and 50 children. They had 568 admissions, indicating that some clients returned to the center more than once in the same year. (Some clients return as often as five or six times.) A normal length of stay is two to three weeks; occasionally someone stays a few months. The schedule is highly regimented with set times for bed and waking, meals, rehab meetings and social events. The garden is one of the many optional activities at the center. The garden work gets them back into a basic functioning mode and gives them something to think about other than their troubled lives, says Templin-Polasek. As soon as food begins maturing in the garden it also starts appearing on plates in the dining hall. After all, nutrition is an important step in the recovery process. “These women have only felt drugs in their bodies for a long time,” says TemplinPolasek. “We believe eating well helps their bodies through the physical recovery.” Although the garden only produces enough to minimally supplement their meals, the homegrown food does not go unappreciated. “One of the best parts about this gardening is the final result, when we get to eat things like the fresh salad from our garden,” says
Theresa. “It is delicious. I mean, it’s really, really good.” Theresa ribs Chelsea who is still attending to her baby broccoli. “Chelsea loves the salad too. She gets a huge plate full like this,” and Theresa shows with two hands just how much Chelsea really likes her garden greens. Morse’s four-season, year-round therapy course covers all the stages of gardening as well as time for group and individual reflection.
Nutrition is an important step in the recovery process. “These women have only felt drugs in their bodies for a long time,” says TemplinPolasek. “We believe eating well helps their bodies through the physical recovery.” Structured questions and prompts lead clients through lessons associated with each step in the gardening process. The early spring planning season, choosing plants and designing bed layouts, teaches lessons in structure, patience and making choices. Planting teaches responsibility, teamwork and attentiveness. Harvesting teaches joy in accomplishment and an appreciation of good food. Finally, late autumn and winter brings putting the garden “to rest” and lessons encompassing the difficult topics of death and loss.
Learning how to socialize without drugs is one main goal of this therapy. “Can you work as part of a team? Can you complete a task? Can you follow directions?” Morse points out that people involved with certain drugs run in very small social circles. “All of a sudden, here at the center, they are socializing in a different way and they start to really enjoy that.” In summer, the VOA holds small parties in the meditation garden. The women make teas and snacks with the garden herbs and produce. Sometimes a guest musician comes to play. For some, this can be a new experience. Four years after starting work at the VOA, Morse decided to pursue a master’s in social work and turned the garden over to Celia Bell. Bell’s knowledge of planting and her naturally supportive, patient personality makes her well suited to continuing the work. The meditation garden is neatly kept and the roses freshly trimmed and ready for a new season of growth. At the time of our visit, rhubarb, spinach, turnips and other winter survivors cover a few beds around the greenhouse; tomatoes, peas, beans, broccoli, chard and onions grow inside the 8 x 10 ft. structure. In one bed, three patches of a strange-looking plant are cut close to the ground: asparagus. Most of the women here will never see the fruits of their labor because of the brief nature of their stays. The asparagus plants, Bell explains, were started from seed and won’t even begin producing edible stalks for another year or two. “I warned the women that they would never get to eat the plant,” she says. “But they wanted to do it anyway for future women.” Morse is not surprised by this small selfless act. “There are so many wonderful women at that center,” she says, thinking for a moment of all the women whom she’d met, seen leave and return, and those who have passed away. “For whatever reason, these women took the path that they did. But at the VOA and in the garden they are able to find a safe space.” Deep in the soil, among the plants, and surrounded by the comforting companionship of other women, the women at the VOA’s Center for Women and Children can find a place full of metaphor and skills for a happier life. ◆ CATALYST staff writer Katherine Pioli bears a remarkable resemblance to Ellen Page.
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SHALL WE DANCE?
UTango 2010 A spring celebration of Argentine Tango BY AMY BRUNVAND If you really want a woman to love you, then you have to dance. And if you don’t want to dance, then you’re going to have to work extra hard to make a woman love you forever, and you will always run the risk that she will leave you at any second for a man who knows how to tango.” —Sherman Alexie en years ago, the very first dance article I wrote for CATALYST was about the Wasatch Tango Club, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Argentine Tango in the greater Salt Lake City area. Back then, the club was just getting started. There were no regularly scheduled Argentine tango teachers in Salt Lake and almost all the dancers were complete novices, inspired either by the music or by some mysteriously enticing memory of seeing someone dance somewhere else. The few teachers who did show up from outof-town were not always prepared for the cluelessness of it all. I particularly remember one workshop led by a classically sexy Argentine woman with blood red lipstick, a slicked back pony tail and a bodyhugging dress. After a few hours of increasingly obvious frustration, she screamed at us inept students in her sexy South American accent, “You say you are doing it, but you are not doing it!” How things change! Nowadays, the Wasatch Tango Club is doing it for real. This June, the Club is hosting the 4th Annual UTango Festival, a four day
extravaganza of tango workshops, social dance events, tango performances and live music that draws dancers not just locally, but from coast to coast, to come and dance in Salt Lake City. Unlike many dance festivals, this one has events specifically for novices. On Friday and Saturday evening you can take a workshop on “First Steps in Tango,” billed as being “for the tango-curious and those who have been separated from
tango for far too long.” The First Steps workshops are taught by Mitra Martin & Stefan Fabry from Los Angeles, who bring a distinctly California mojo to their teaching. Here’s a sample from their website: Why should I learn tango?
The question takes too long to answer…If you are meant to dance Tango you will find out the reason for yourself. Why don’t you teach salsa/swing/rumba/cha-cha-cha too? Because we’re completely addicted to, obsessed with, and engrossed by the creative possibilities of Tango, and do not want to do anything else. Do you compete? Do yogis compete? Do meditators compete? Tango is something we do in order to experience connection. If there is competition, it is within ourselves. Once you’ve picked up some good tango vibrations, the Alternative Milonga at the Green Street Social Club (21 and over) is another event that Chris Neville, a festival organizer, thinks will be fun for newcomers. “They play other music and not just tango,” he says, worried that all tango all the time might seem a bit monotonous to people who aren’t already into the music. At Green Street you can have a drink and scope out festival-goers all dressed to the nines showing off their new steps. There will also be jaw-dropping performances by the workshop teachers. Many people
On Sunday, the festival milongas will be held out of doors, at Sugar House Park in the morning and at the Rose Sachs Garden in the evening. The festival got rained out last year (or I should say, rained on)—photos from the 2009 festival show people dancing barefoot in puddles, cheek-to-cheek wrapped in close embrace under umbrellas, straight out of a foreign film. The
The festival got rained out last year (or I should say, rained on)—photos from the 2009 festival show people dancing barefoot in puddles, cheekto-cheek wrapped in close embrace under umbrellas. aesthetic that tango aficionados strive to achieve just happened. Clearly this is the kind of thing that turns tango into an obsession. The farewell dance at the Rose Sachs Garden in Parley’s Canyon features live music by the local band Quintetto Noir (named by Salt Lake City Weekly as “best in local music”—you may have heard them on Gallery Stroll nights at the Michael Berry Gallery). The garden, which is popular for weddings, is already impossibly romantic with grassy lawns, redrock cliffs and waterfalls. Add some suave gentlemen in black, ladies in red lipstick and silk and tango music floating through the night air, and you won’t think you are in Salt Lake City any more. But—this is Salt Lake City. Enjoy. 4th Annual UTango Festival, June 10-13. WWW.WASATCHTANGO.ORG ◆ Amy Brunvand is a librarian at the University of Utah and a dance enthusiast.
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Care for your creeks Many Salt Lakers know and love Parleys Creek and City Creek. Historically, Parleys Creek supplied water to the Utah State Prison. City Creek was one of the first encampments of Mormon pioneers when they decided that this was The Place. But are they still important today? Salt Lake City Public Utilities’ extensive Riparian Corridor Stream Study Project has already assessed the present conditions of Emigration and Red Butte creeks and identified opportunities for restoration. Studies of Parleys Creek and City Creek are now in the final phases. If the future of these streams is important to you, then Public Workshops being held this month are the last chance for you to pitch your ideas for segments of the creeks that need attention and/or improvement. We’re talking eroded banks, culverts in disrepair or just trash in the stream. These will be the second of two Public
Art Around Town Masters of mini golf Just about every piece of art in museums is guarded by a strict no-touch policy, and for good reason. But the “Contemporary Master’s” exhibit opening this month at the Salt Lake Art Center is a chance to interact with art like never before. Fans of fine
Pics and pots Photographer Robert Hall’s portfolio “Ghosts of the Elders” is on display at Charley Hafen Jewelers through June 15. The exhibit is a collection of alternative process photographs of China’s growing middle class and the ebb of their traditional way of life. Hall’s work appears alongside potter Rob Marquardt’s “Adventures in teapots and other acts of functional clay.” Marquardt explores the play between pure art form and the rugged, simple, utilitarian functionality of ceramics. Robert Hall and Rob Marquardt exhibit; through June 15; Charley Hafen Jewelers Gallery, 1411 S. 9th East; free; WWW.CHARLEYHAFEN.COM
Workshops concerning the creeks and facilitated by city employees and contracted scientists conducting the studies. Draft recommendations for the stream management plans were drawn up after the first Public Workshop, and this is your chance to help shape the final drafts. SLCPU needs your input in this important planning
process and so do these valuable and irreplaceable streams. Parleys Creek Riparian Corridor Stream Study, Public Workshop No. 2; June 17, 6-8p; Highland High School Library, 2166 S. 17th East; free; tinyurl.com/3x8retn. City Creek Riparian Corridor Stream Study, Public Workshop No. 2; June 15, 6-8p; Bryant Middle School, 40 S. 8th East; free; TINYURL.COM/35GPW6H
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Contemporary Masters Mini Golf; opening June 18 6-9p, on display through September 16; Salt Lake Art Center, 20 S. West Temple; free (801) 328-4201, TINYURL.COM/2AB8TCW
Art demo Saturdays No time for art lessons? How about a free two-hour art demonstration? That’s the deal 11 artists from Art at the Main Gallery are offering the public: a completely free, low-commitment
opportunity to watch and learn from real artists on Saturday afternoons. Art at the Main; Saturdays through August 7, except June 26 and July 24, 1-3p; Main Library, 210 E. 4th South; (801) 363-4088, WWW.ARTATTHEMAIN.COM
Book artist Julie Chen work challenges the very definition of what a book is, elevating them from boxes of information to fine art in and of themselves. Chen will share her box-making expertise in a free lecture and an intensive four-day course where participants will craft three unique boxes, taking the form to new levels of complexity. A Space To Make Your Mark: Complex Multi-Level Boxes; June 9-12; Book Arts Studio, Marriott Library, level 4, University of Utah; $320 plus $60 materials fee; (801) 585-9191, BOOKARTSPROGRAM@UTAH.EDU, TINYURL.COM/YLZH2MO
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Clear the air Speaking of bicycles, according to the Utah Division of Air Quality, if all drivers living along the Wasatch Front were to park their cars just one day per week—and maybe ride a bike instead—vehicle emissions would be reduced by 6,500 tons per year. Every vehicle trip counts, and every mile you devote to smarter travel pays Utah back with cleaner, more breathable air. The 2010 Clear the Air Challenge is a month long competition starting July 1 that throws down the gauntlet to Utah residents to reduce their vehicle emissions by choosing alternatives to driving alone. By driving less and driving smarter, we can help improve air quality, reduce traffic congestion and conserve energy in Utah. Participants are eligible for weekly and grand prize drawings by meeting straightforward, achievable travel goals. Clear the Air Challenge; July 1-31; free; register online at WWW.CLEARTHEAIRCHALLENGE.COM
Join the ruckus What do you get when you throw together poetry, visual art, multigenre music and an amalgam of different dance styles all under one roof? A ruckus, that’s what! Cerci (Influx, Alchemized), Blake Dyer (Alembic Retort), Wheatathon (Antistyle), Craig Cleveland (Seraphim) and many even more musicians provide the sonic backdrop for KnOw aRuCkUs: a LOUD-)).., a wild, grabbag event at Urban Lounge on June 23. Alex Boynton will supply the art, while Repo and David Alberti will bring the verse. KnOw aRuCkUs: a LOUD-))..; June 23, 9-11:30p; Urban Lounge, 241 S. 5th East; WWW.MYSPACE.COM/THEURBANLOUNGE
and promote true energy independence. The event is held the last Friday of every month in downtown Salt Lake and 300-plus cities around the world. Critical Mass; June 25 11:30p-2:30a; gather at Gallivan Plaza, 239 S. Main St; free, of course; SALTCYCLE.BLOGSPOT.COM
Trail love day One of the best ways to get a break from America’s auto-mad culture is to hit the trails. And the trails have been good to you, so now it’s time for you to be good to the trails. Volunteers are needed for trail maintenance and invasive weed removal on the Mormon Pioneer Trail. Join forces with Cottonwood Canyons Foundation, the U.S. Forest Service, Salt Lake City Watershed, REI and other hard-working volunteers to help improve a section of the trail in East Canyon. National Trails Day; June 5, 7:30a-12:30p; free; Pre-registration required by calling (801) 466-6411, emailing PLIC@XMISSION.COM, or signup in person at REI, 3285 E. 33rd South.
Festival Time is Here Asian Fest
Alternative Transit A bike gang with a good cause Jump on your two-wheeled pedaler and help grow the SLC Critical Mass bike ride on Friday, June 25. The idea of Critical Mass rides is to draw attention to cyclist issues
Come be Asian for a day! The 33rd Utah Asian Festival offers Utahns a little chunk of Asia one day a year as nine ethnic groups share performances, exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and food. Utah Asian Festival; June 12, 10a-7p; South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State; free; WWW.UTAHASIANFESTOVAL.COM
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Saturday, practitioners will recite the Mantra of Compassion in two hour blocks until 7a on Sunday. Visiting Tibetan Buddhist teacher Choejor Rinpoche will join the Prayer Festival. Sponsored prayers may be requested for yourself, family, friends, or specific cause by making a pledge of $1 for one mala (rosary) of prayers, which is 108 mantras.
Music festivals have proliferated in the past decade, but the Groovefest American Music Festival might just take first prize for location/setting. The five day festival in and around Cedar City, a short drive from Zion National Park, is dedicated to American music. There’ll be blues, folk, bluegrass, country western, Americana, jazz, jam, gospel music and music lessons around town. In this, its ninth year, Groovefest has coalesced with the Cedar City Arts Fest to form a single event.
Prayers for Compassion; Urgyen Samten Ling Tibetan Buddhist Temple, 740 S. 3rd West; free; 801-328-4629, INFO@URGYENSAMTENLING.ORG, WWW.URGYENSAMTENLING.ORG.
Groovefest American Music Festival; June 23-27; Cedar City; free!; WWW.GROOVEFESTUTAH.COM
be on site, and classes and demonstrations will be held throughout the weekend. Gem Faire; June 18, 10a-7p; June 19 10a-6p; June 20, 10a-5p; $5 for full weekend admission; South Towne Exposition Center/Exhibit Hall 5, 9575 S. State St.; (503) 252-8300, INFO@GEMFAIRE.COM, WWW.GEMFAIRE.COM.
Summer of Learnin’ Use what you grow Gardening is a wonderful way to connect with your environment and where your food comes from, but if you don’t know what to do with your produce it can go bad very quickly.
Arts Fest and summer Cake! There may still be snow in the mountains, but one of summer’s premier events, the 2010 Utah Arts Festival, is right around the corner. Mark your calendars for June 24
through 27, four days of music, art, dance, theater, food and spirits at Library Square. Alt-rock band CAKE will play the Summer Solstice Concert fundraiser for the festival on June 19. Utah Arts Festival; June 24-27; ticket info at WWW.UAF.ORG; Cake; June 19, 8p; $38; both events at Library Square, 210 E. 4th South; WWW.SUMMERSOLSTICECONCERT.COM
Prayer for compassion The Urgyen Samten Ling Tibetan Buddhist Temple is hosting the 4th annual Prayers for Compassion beginning the evening of July 1 and running through the afternoon of July 4. The four continuous days of Drupchod (Prayer Festival) will be used to perform the practice of Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion, who embodies the infinite compassion of the Buddhas. The event also commemorates, albeit in advance, the birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, recognized as the human incarnation of Chenrezig and born July 6, 1935. Assembled practitioners will repeat the mantra (Om Mani Padme Hung) more than 1.2 million times over the course of the four days for the sake of generating compassion for all sentient beings. The Recitation of the Mantra will occur every two hours on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4, and will be preceded and followed by Puja, the Ceremony of Compassion. Then, beginning at 9p on
Shamanic Solstice celebration Gather with friends and neighbors to engage in an Ayni Despacho ceremony in the customary manner of the Earthkeepers of the High Andes. An Ayni Despacho is a prayer bundle created by every ceremony. This Solstice Despacho will be particularly important for setting intent and dreaming the world into being. In keeping with tradition, the Despacho will be burned in a Ceremonial Fire to consecrate the ceremony. Bring treats for sharing, rattles, drums and your prayers and blessings in celebration of Mother Earth and Father Sun as we come together in ceremony for the good of all our relations!
Chalk Art Fest The Utah Foster Care Foundation’s 8th Annual Chalk Art Festival is much more than a gallery of art and two days of live entertainment. The festival helps the Foundation increase awareness of the need for foster and adoptive parents through community involvement and participation in the dozens of activities available at the Festival. It also gives artists of all ages the opportunity to explore and create their dreams on pavement. 8th Annual Chalk Art Festival; June 18, 4-9p; June 19, 10a-9p; The Gateway, 90 S. 4th West; free. WWW.CHALKARTFESTIVAL.ORG
Juneteenth UnityFest Fundraiser; June 12, 1210p; 447 W 48th South; free admission; WWW.SEGOLILYSCHOOL.ORG.
Storing and Using What You Grow; June 12, 10a12p; Grateful Tomato Garden, 8th S 6th East; $10, scholarships available; Registration required; TINYURL.COM/2VR9V7T
Ayni Despacho; June 19, 6:30p; 1882 E. 3355 S.; free; (801) 638- 0940, EVOLUTIONARYSPIRIT@YAHOO.COM, WWW.EVOLUTIONARYSPIRIT.INFO
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Sego Lily School Come support the non-profit Sego Lily School and its new Net-Zero Energy School Energy Project, the first completely solar and wind powered school in Utah. When finished, Sego Lily will be only the second Net-Zero Energy School in the nation. A festival fundraiser for the project will be held at the building site on June 12 to help gather the last bit of cash needed to fund the project. There will be food vendor booths, business and nonprofit tables, farmers, artists, live music and more.
Join Wasatch Community Gardens and learn how to properly process and store your food. Participants will learn how to properly put away and store veggies so they will continue to offer delicious, nutritious meals long after their gardens are done producing.
Gem Faire While not exactly a festival, The Gem Faire is a celebration of all things mineral. It’s rolling into the Salt Lake Valley once again, providing area rockhounds, crafters and generally curious folks the advantage of the lowest prices in the market for the finest quality of jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals and much more. Over 100 exhibitors from all over the world will
Are your roses overrun with aphids? Worried your tomatoes won’t make it to September? Submit your problem plants and pests for examination by green-thumbed Utah State University master gardeners every Monday (except holidays) through the end of August. Horticultural intern Katie Wagner says that most plant problems are caused by well-meaning gardeners who over- or under-water and/or fertilize. So don’t worry, you’re not alone, and USU is offering a helping hand. Plant and Pest Examinations; Every Monday (except holidays) through August 30, 1-4p; USU Extension, Salt Lake County, 2001 S. State, Room S1200; free; (801) 468-3172, EXTENSION.USU.EDU/SALTLAKE
Move your body, blow your mind Want to enhance your sports performance or workouts? Want to un-limit yourself? Want to experience elevated levels of consciousness and perception? You’ll never workout the same way again after undergoing the Superior Workout series. For 75 minutes, once a week, for four consecutive weeks, world renowned skier Kristen Ulmer will help you work through fear, realize your motivation, learn to overcome pain and injury and reach “The Zone.” Superior Workout Series; June 10, 5:45p; June 17, 24 and July 1, 6:30p; Studio Cove in Olympus Mall, 3939 S Wasatch Blvd; All four events: Studio Cove members $80, non members $125; single event: members $25, non-members $40; (801) 998-8113. WWW.KRISTENULMER.COM
Maintain your garden Learn how to make your summer and fall garden the best that it can in the Garden Maintenance Class co-sponsored by the U’s Lifelong Learning program and Red Butte Garden. You’ll spend three evenings at the Garden, getting hands-on experience deadheading, pruning, thinning, dividing, and transplanting. The class is limited to just 16 participants, so register soon! Garden Maintenance Class; June 15-29, 7-9p; Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way; RBG members $66, non-members $72; Registration required; (801) 587-5433, www. LIFELONG.UTAH.EDU.
Moving Pictures Will Move You Damn! These Heels After picking up a number of films screened earlier this year at Sundance, the Damn! These Heels film festival is walking in Jimmy Choo’s! Now in its seventh year, the 2010 edition of the festival will feature 16 feature-length films from around the world plus a few shorts. From the beautifully filmed Howl to Casper Andreas’ newest flick, Violet Tendencies, to the ghostly love story of Undertow, you’d be a fool to miss this “Damn” good festival. LGBT Film Fest; June 10-13; The Tower Theatre, 9th South 9th East; for ticket prices and screening times, go to WWW.DAMNTHESEHEELS.ORG
America’s addiction There’s a legitimate argument to be made that the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill is as much a result of America’s addiction to oil as it is of BP’s, Halliburton’s and Transocean’s general god-awful failures. In the documentary Fuel, director Josh Tickell captures his 11-year journey around the world to find solutions to America’s oil addiction. A shrinking economy, a failing auto industry, rampant unemployment, an out-of-control national debt, and an insatiable demand for energy weigh heavily on all Americans.
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The great predators Could the decline of prey animals like birds, beavers, antelope, wildflowers and frogs possibly be connected to apex predators like the wolf and cougar? The documentary Lords of Nature tells the story of science’s discovery that the great carnivores are revitalizing forces of nature. But can society learn to tolerate beasts it has mythologized as evil and sought to exterminate? After the film showing, a distinguished panel will discuss the return of wolves to Utah. Lords of Nature; June 10, 15, 23, 7-8:45p; 1574 W. 10th North; (801) 466-4055,
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What’s new around town BY BENJAMIN R. BOMBARD learned and intuited in the past 12 years at Esalen. Lessinger’s return is a happy homecoming for herself as well as her numerous former students and clients. She is teaching classes and giving private, hands on sessions. Her work offers the opportunity for significant pain relief, more flexibility, better balance, aligned posture and enhanced performance in sports and the arts.
Salt Lake’s stories buzz on The Hive To document Salt Lake City’s “rich sense of place,” the Salt Lake City Public Library and author Teresa Jordan have created “The Hive,” a new blog about how this place, The Place, shapes us. Within a year, the site will boast hundreds of stories concerning almost every aspect of our fair city, all available through an interactive Web site that will allow users to upload stories of their own. Already on the site is a story about Nobel Laureate geneticist Mario Capecchi choosing Utah over Harvard, a radio piece about refugee youth, and an article about urban farmer Jonathan Krausert by CATALYST’s very own writer/reporter extraordinaire, Katherine Pioli. Jordan is the author of seven books that, in one way or another, deal with the American West. She says that the pervasive stereotypes outsiders have about Salt Lake—it is a “place of narrow minds,” it’s homogeneous, archconservative and devoid of booze and coffee—end up permeating Salt Laker’s own percep-
up to 11 on weekend nights when movies like “The Godfather 2,” “Gone With the Wind” and other classics will be shown. The list of films for June is still in the works. No word on whether “This is Spinal Tap” will be part of the lineup. Classic’s Café; 509 E. 3rd South; Mon.-Thurs., 7a-4p; Fri. and Sat., 4-11p; (801) 364-4717, CLASSICSCAFE.WEBS.COM
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tion of the city. But, says Jordan, once you get here and really open your eyes, you realize “everything you hear about Salt Lake is wrong.” Jordan hopes The Hive will help change people’s idea of Salt Lake and that stories will snowball on the Web site. “Our great hope is that stories will lead to other stories; that people will read a story and it will remind them of their own story and they’ll share it in the comments.” Check out a video introduction to The Hive at TINYURL.COM/3XAEMU9.
Why didn’t anybody think of this sooner? Akilah Cornish, a Utah transplant from Michigan by way of Vegas, opened Classics Café on 3rd South in February, offering an extensive selection of creative lattés and treats— with film screenings on the weekends. The café’s space is intimate, refined and lounge-y, and the coffee’s strong and flavorful. The lounge atmosphere is turned
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from the natural history of Utah and inspire wonder and discovery of the natural world and the place of humans in it. The deadline for letters of interest and qualifications is Wednesday, June 30. Utah Museum of Natural History; submit materials by mail or delivery to Jim Glenn, 617 E. South Temple. Details: UTAHPUBLICART.ORG or by calling 801-533-3585.
Help decorate the new Utah Museum of Natural History The new home of the Utah Museum of Natural History is scheduled to open next year and the museum’s staff is turning its attention to interior decoration. To that end, there’s an open call for letters of interest and qualifications from artists or artist teams interested in creating art for the new museum. The art, like the museum itself, should be inspired by and derived
Lessinger celebrates Utah homecoming After 12 years in California, Feldenkrais practitioner Carol Lessinger is finally back in Salt Lake. Lessinger has spent the last 40 years immersed in the study of “aware” movement and its relationship to physical and emotional health. Her impressive résumé includes 17 years as a Feldenkrais instructor at the U. In 1998 she moved to California to deepen her studies and teach at the Esalen Institute. Her technique is known as Moving in Wholeness, a blend of the Feldenkrais Method and all that she has
Twilight at Pioneer Park In case you missed the memo, the Twilight Concert series is relocating this summer from the Gallivan Center to Pioneer Park. The move was necessary due to construction at The Gallivan Center, and concerts will take place on a temporary stage at Pioneer Park. This year’s lineup is frickin’ sweet! Indie rock legends Modest Mouse kick off the concert series on July 8, and as always, admission is free. Check out the full lineup at WWW.SLCGOV.COM/ARTS/TWILIGHT.
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Cyclo-ice cream vendors Bret Cali of Stick Dog Pedi Cabs has unleashed his newest two-wheeled business on Salt Lake: cyclo-ice cream vendors. Thanks to custom constructed bikes by local manufacturer Madsen, Cali has two ice cream-vending cycles on the road with three more set to roll in the coming weeks. And get this. Not only will Stick Dog Ice Cream vendors be selling Otter Pops, Italian ice, Drumsticks and non-fat fruit bars (with nothing over $2), but also frozen dog treats. Frosty Paws! Little non-dairy deserts in caninefriendly cups. “I guarantee we’re the only bike ice cream vendors in the world selling frozen dog treats,” claims Cali. His bikes will be rolling around area parks, farmer’s markets, concerts and other events throughout the summer. Stick Dog Ice Cream Vendors; STICKDOGPEDICABS.COM
Pago’s new patio Pago, one of Salt Lake’s tastiest and local-est restaurants, is pleased to offer patio seating just in time for summer. The new outdoor seating area seats up to 25
guests and is located just north of the restaurant on 9th East at 9th South. It was designed and built by Clint Knecht to complement the rustic feel of the restaurant’s interior; think custom, reclaimed steelwork, wood pergola and stamped and stained concrete. Pago; 878 S. 9th East; lunch Tues.-Fri., 11a-3p; dinner Tues.-Sat., 5-9p; brunch Sat. and Sun., 11a-3p; (801) 532-0777, WWW.PAGOSLC.COM
Spy Hop names new executive director Spy Hop Production’s Board of Trustees recently selected a new executive director, Kasandra VerBrugghen. Rick Wray, Spy Hop’s co-founder and executive director for the past 11 years, is stepping down later this year. “I am honored by the offer and position,” said VerBrugghen. “I look forward to building upon the strong foundation that Rick, our board, and our talented staff have laid over the past decade.” VerBrugghen currently serves as Spy Hop’s managing director. She will be taking over as executive director on September 1. Wray will continue to be involved in a part-time capacity.
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Natarajasana Shiva’s celebratory dance BY CHARLOTTE BELL
t’s June—time to kick off your shoes and shed your extra layers. The Roman poet Ovid named June after juniores, or youth, following as it does the month of May (named for maiores, or elders). With its long hours of daylight, June celebrates the carefree fullness of summer and the plethora of outdoor festivities it brings—festivals, weddings, outdoor concerts and
farmer’s markets. Kinda makes you want to dance. In Indian mythology, the shapeshifting god Shiva famously assumes the form of a dancer at times. Being a god, however, Shiva is not just any dancer. He is, in fact, the literal Lord of the Dance, Nataraj. Shiva is often depicted encircled in flames, four arms flung in all directions, one foot crushing a
Shiva dances to destroy—and he destroys in order to create. Shiva’s dance sublimates the veil of ignorance, bringing about the infinite clarity of awareness.
small, misshapen figure that represents ignorance, while the other kicks out in enlightened joy. Shiva dances to destroy—and he destroys in order to create. Shiva’s dance sublimates the veil of ignorance, bringing about the infinite clarity of awareness. This month’s pose, Natarajasana (pronounced na-tara-jahs-anna), celebrates Shiva’s dance and the joy of June’s youthful exuberance. Begin by standing on a solid surface with your feet hip width apart. No mat is needed for Natarajasana. Check in with your feet. How is your weight
distributed between them? Do you feel more weight on the insides or the outsides? Are your heels or the balls bearing more weight? Feel how you are relating to gravity. Is your body collapsing into your feet, bringing a tired or sluggish feeling, or are you tightening the muscles around your bones, propping yourself up away from the earth? Try the middle way, what New Zealand yoga teacher Donna Farhi calls “active yield.” Here’s how: Standing on both feet, let your weight settle into your feet. Now instead of collapsing or pushing the floor away, envision feeding your feet into the floor, as if you are growing roots. When you practice active yield, rooting your foundation into whatever surface you’re on, you will feel a gentle rebound that lifts the rest of the body up away from the floor. Now shift your weight onto your right leg, actively yielding into the right foot. Bend your left knee and take hold of the top of your left foot with your left hand or with a strap, holding your foot behind you. Let your tailbone descend toward the floor as you raise your right arm up toward the sky. This is the first variation of Natarajasana. In this variation, there’s no need to bend forward as in the photo; stand upright, grounding your right foot and holding your left foot with your left hand. You may want to stand with your back close to a wall and allow the toes of your left foot to touch the wall for extra stability. Stay five to 10 deep breaths. Gently release your left foot and return to standing. For a more challenging variation: Lift your left foot up behind you, toward your head. As you do this, let your torso extend forward and outward until your torso, right arm and left thigh are approximately parallel to the ground (as in the photo). Reach back through the left knee as you reach forward through the right arm, lengthening everything in between. Meanwhile, con-
tinue to root the right leg into the ground. Remember, it is Shiva’s bottom leg that stamps out ignorance, the condition necessary for spacious enlightenment, so give the grounded leg ample attention. Stay for five to 10 deep breaths. Tilt the body back up to vertical, release your left foot and return to standing. What do you feel? How has your body changed? How has your consciousness changed? Take a few natural breaths and allow the effects of the pose to settle. Close your eyes if that helps you to feel your subtle energies more clearly. Now repeat the process on your other side. Natarajasana is about intelligent action. It is Shiva’s stationery leg that sustains his multi-limbed abandon. For one person, the most intelligent pose may be the second variation, balancing on one leg with the rest of the body in full, horizontal extension. For another, the most intelligent pose may be practicing the vertical variation, touching the wall for stability. Remember that yoga is not about what your body can or cannot do; it’s about finding the perfect balance between challenge and comfort. No two people will ever express any asana (pose) exactly the same way. Balancing poses challenge your concentration, and therefore cultivate concentration. Balancing develops steadiness of mind and a quality of calm that can keep you clear-headed even as your life presents its inevitable daily challenges. Practice Natarajasana when your mind feels agitated or scattered, or when you need clarity for making an important decision. Or practice it when you feel like dancing—in your home practice; at the top of a mountain after a long, uphill hike; or at one of June’s many celebrations. ◆ Charlotte Bell is a writer, musician and yoga and meditation teacher who has taught yoga along the Wasatch Front and beyond since 1986. She is the author of “Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life.” WWW.CHARLOTTEBELLYOGA.COM.
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ABODE cohousing, furniture, feng shui, garden/landscape, pets, home repair Architect—“Green” + Modern 9/10 801-355-2536. Specializing in the integration of outdoor and indoor space. Enviro-friendly materials. Remodels, additions and new construction. WWW.JODYJOHNSONARCHITECT.COM Dancing Turtle Feng Shui 1/11 801-755-8529. Claudia Draper, advanced certified feng shui practitioner. Free your energy, free your life! The result of blocked chi appears as clutter, lack of money, sickness, fatigue and overwhelm. I promise that if you do any three of the suggestions I give you—your life will change! 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 Elemente 10/10 353 W Pierpont Avenue, 801-355-7400. M-F 12-6, Sat. 12-5, Gallery Stroll every 3rd Friday 3-9. We feature second-hand furniture, art and accessories to evoke passion and embellish any room or mood with comfort and style. You're invited to browse, sit a spell, or sell your furniture with us. Layaway is available. A haven for the discriminating shopper since 1988.
Emiliejayne 801 S 800 E, S, 801-359-3356. M-Sat 10-6A unique place to consign and buy "hip" home furnishings. With an eclectic mix of vintage and newer items, we'll help you rethink how to surround yourself with timeless finds. Ready to sell? We pay you 60% for furniture sales, and 50% for accessories. GreenerSLC 10/10 801-859-3746. Gardeners from your community looking to beautify the neighborhood one yard at a time. Organic Methods. Garden Maintenance, Garden Designs, Custom Raised Box Gardens, Fieldstone Walls, Stone Walkways and much more! Friendly Faces and Beautiful Results. 10 years combined experience. Call Rita or Tim. WWW.GREENERSLC.COM Grief Support for Pet Loss A workshop for easing the pain of losing your friend. Join Animal Communicator Patty Rayman and Andrea Bailey, LCSW the second and fourth Tuesday each month. Loss of an animal companion brings up real emotions. Explore the meaning of loss, learn practical ways to process your grief, discuss ways to memorialize your special pet and connect with others. PATTY@GRIEFSUPPORTFORPETLOSS.COM or visit us on Facebook. WWW.GRIEFSUPPORTFORPETLOSS.COM
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 Now & Again 501 E 300 S, 801-364-0664. Downtown Salt Lake City’s hippest consignment shop featuring an array of retro, vintage & modern furniture, home and garden decor, artwork, gifts, jewelry, accessories and more. Now & Again is always accepting fabulous consignment items, and wonderful new things are arriving daily.
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. 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 Design4/10 801-656-8763. 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 living. Homes now available for rent or sale. Roommates wanted. Tours 4th Wed at 5p and 2nd Sat. at 1p.m. WWW.COHOUSING.ORG, WWW.ECON.UTAH.EDU/COHO
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.
Inner Light Center A Spiritual Community Metaphysical, Mystical & Spiritual Studies
Sunday Celebration & Children’s Church, 10:00 a.m. On-Going Offerings: Insight Meditation, Prayer Circle, The Way of Mastery, Reiki Circles, Oneness Deeksha Blessing, Kripalu Yoga Spiritual Cinema Circle, Qigong, Healing Circle, Dances of Universal Peace, Readings of Rev. John T. Ferrier An Afternoon in the Garden Breakfast and Art Exhibit Sunday, June 6th Multimedia Fair and Yard Sale Saturday, June 12th Summer Solstice Celebration Saturday, June 19th 4408 South 500 East Salt Lake City, UT 84107 801-268-1137 www.InnerLightCenter.net
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. Discover 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 change in the body. Addressing structure together with patterns in movement and coordination, we help people find ease, resilience, efficiency and comfort. Free consultations. WWW.ROLFINGSALTLAKE.COM. Wasatch Massage, Laurél Flood, LMT. 1104 E. Ashton Offices (2310 S.) Suite 210. 801-910-0893, WASATCHMASSAGE.NET, LAUREL@WASATCHMASSAGE.NET. You have a choice to live comfortably. Wasatch Massage provides effective massage customized specifically for you. Whether you're an elite athlete, a repetitive strain victim, or a newcomer to massage, we will help you achieve optimal health, comfort, and performance. Sugar House location. 10/10
Healing Mountain Massage School FB 801-355-6300.
EDUCATION schools, vocational, continuing education A Voice-Over Workshop 10/10 801-359-1776. Scott Shurian. The Salt 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 Junean 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 and 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 â€œan apple a dayâ€?? 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 including chronic fatigue, HIV infection, allergies, digestive disturbances and fibromyalgia. He also designs programs to maintain health & wellness. 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. Precision Physical Therapy 9/10 801-557-6733. Jane Glaser-Gormally, MS, PT. 4568 S. Highland Dr., Ste. 140. Licensed PT specializing in holistic integrated manual therapy (IMT). Safe, gentle, effective techniques for pain and tissue dysfunction. This unique form of therapy works to identify sources of pain and assists the body with self-corrective mechanisms to alleviate pain and restore mobility and function. BCBS and Medicare provider. Now expanding services into Park City and Heber. Transcendental Meditation Program in Utah Natalie Hansen, 801-359-8686 or 801-4462999. The easiest and deepest meditation, automatically providing rest twice as deep as sleep, most researched and recommended by physicians, for improved IQ, enhanced memory, better coordination, normal blood pressure, and reversal of aging, TM greatly deepens happiness and calmness, and is the bullet train to enlightenment. WWW.TM.ORG 9/10 Wasatch Vision Clinic FB 801-328-2020. 849 E. 400 S. in Salt Lake across
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from the 9th East TRAX stop. Comprehensive eye care, eye disease, LASIK, contacts and glasses since 1984. We accept most insurance. WASATCHVISION.COM Dr. Michael Cerami, Chiropractor. 801-4861818. 1550 E. 3300 S. WWW.DRCERAMI.COM FBFB
Come and join a wonderful group of people for a fascinating and gratifying experience. Contact Joyce or MAIL@ANELDER.ORG, WWW.ANELDER.ORG. Wind Walker Guest Ranch and Intentional Eco-Community 9/10 Spring City, Utah, 435-462-0282. We invite you to join us for a day, a weekend, a week, or a lifetime. Family and corporate retreats, horses, spa services, festivals, workshops, Love in action! Limited space available in the eco-village. Entice your spirit to soar. WWW.WINDWALKER.ORG
MISCELLANEOUS Blue Boutique. FB 801-982-1100. WWW.BLUEBOUTIQUE.COM/10 Catalyst 801-363-1505. 140 McClelland, SLC. CONTACT@CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET. Simpson & Company, CPAs 8/10 801-484-5206, ask for Kim or Nicky. 1111 E. Brickyard Rd, #112. Keep your stress footprint small! Good business bookkeeping keeps stress levels low and encourages profitability and timeliness. Bookkeeping services offered: journal entries, bank reconciliations, financial statements, software issues, and more!
Space Available 8/10 801-596-0147 Ext. 41, 989 E. 900 S. Center for Transpersonal Therapy. Large plush space. Bright & comfortable atmosphere, available for workshops, classes, or ongoing groups. Pillows, yoga chairs, & regular chairs provided, kitchenette area. Available for hourly, full day or weekend use. Volunteer Opportunity 4/11 801-474-0535. Adopt-A-Native-Elder is seeking office/warehouse volunteers in Salt Lake City every Tuesday and Friday 10:00 am - noon.
MOVEMENT & SPORT dance, fitness, martial arts, Pilates, yoga Antigravity Yoga® 7/10 1155 East 3300 South, SLC. 801-463-9067. AntiGravity yoga is a fusion of yoga, Pilates, aerial arts and core conditioning. Stretch farther and hold poses longer using a hammock of flowing fabric. You'll learn simple suspension techniques to move into seemingly impossible inverted poses, relieving compressed joints and aligning the body from head to toe. WWW.IMAGINATIONPLACE.COM
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 Free 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 what that body of yours is capable of. Specializing in pre and post natal fitness. We offer complimentary babysitting and a free one-week trial mem-
Mindful Yoga FB 801-355-2617. Charlotte Bell, E-RYT-500 & Iyengar certified. Cultivate strength, vitality, serenity, wisdom and grace. Combining clear, well-informed instruction with ample quiet time, these classes encourage each student to discover his/her own yoga. Classes include meditation, pranayama (breath awareness) and yoga nidra (yogic sleep) as well as physical practice of asana. Public & private classes, workshops in a supportive, non-competitive environment since 1986. WWW.CHARLOTTEBELLYOGA.COM. Erin Geesaman Rabke Somatic Educator. 801-898-0478. WWW.BODYHAPPY.COM FB RDT Community School. 801-534-1000. 138 W. Broadway. FB Red Lotus School of Movement 8/10 740 S 300 W, SLC, UT, 84101. 801-355-6375. Established in 1994 by Sifu Jerry Gardner and Jean LaSarre Gardner. Traditional-style training in the classical martial arts of T’ai Chi, Wing Chun Kung-Fu, and T’ai Chi Chih (qi gong exercises). Children’s classes in Wing Chun Kung-Fu. Located downstairs from Urgyen Samten Ling Tibetan Buddhist Temple. WWW.REDLOTUSSCHOOL.COM, REDLOTUS@REDLOTUS.CNC. NET. THE SHOP Yoga Studio 10/10 435-649-9339. Featuring Anusara Yoga. Inspired fun and opening in one of the most amazing studios in the country. Classes, Privates, and Therapeutics with certified and inspired Anusara instructors. Drop-ins welcome. 1167 Woodside Ave., P.O Box 681237, Park City, UT 84068. WWW.PARKCITYYOGA.COM Streamline Pilates. 801-474-1156. 1948 S. 1100 E. WWW.STREAMLINEBODYPILATES.COM The Yoga Center 4/10 801-277-9166. 4689 So. Holladay Blvd. Hathabased yoga classes 7 days a week, including vinyasa, slow flow, Anusara, prenatal, gentle and restorative. Workshops, corporate and private sessions available. All levels of experience welcome. WWW.YOGAUTAH.COM
Web of Life Wellness Center
Office space available 9th and 9th neighborhood Ideal for integrative health practitioners 989 East 900 South, Ste. A1, SLC Call 801-531-8340
801-575-7103. My psychic and tarot readings are a conversation with your guides. Enjoy MRâ€™s blog at WWW.CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET & send me your ideas and suggestions. WWW.MARGARETRUTH.COM
PSYCHIC ARTS & INTUITIVE SCIENCES
Transformational Astrology FB Ralfee Finn. 800-915-5584. Catalystâ€™s astrology columnist for 10 years! Visit her website at WWW.AQUARIUMAGE.COM or e-mail her at RALFEE@AQUARIUMAGE.COM
Candice Christiansen 6/10 480-274-5454. I have returned to Utah after a short hiatus to Arizona. I share my clairaudient, clairsentient, and clairvoyant abilities as I connect with divine source in answering questions 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 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. Ask about her $25 Q&A parties. DELORISSPIRITUALMEDIUM.COM Intuitive Therapy FB Suzanne Wagner, 801-359-2225. Margaret Ruth
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
astrology, mediums, past life integration, psychics Carol Ann Christensen: Channeling 6/10 801.965.0219 Carol Ann Christensen. Clairvoyant, reading the aura, psychometry, numerology and astrology, past lives, medium, psychic healing, crystal reading, dream analysis. West Jordan. Call for an appointment.
edge from traditional science & the spiritual wisdom of the east & west. Counseling orientation integrates body, mind, & spirit. Individuals, couples, groups, retreats, & classes.
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 knowl-
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. Integrate 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. 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. 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 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 (Buddhist psychology, Naikan, Morita, mindfulness training, energy healing, bodywork, shamanic and
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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.
Jim Struve, LCSW 6/10 801-364-5700 Ext 1. 1399 S. 700 E., Ste. 2, 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 & self-esteem. Adolescents & adults, individuals, 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 improv-
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Medicine Cards: Skunk, Buffalo Osho Zen Tarot: Success, Traveling, The Fool Healing Earth Tarot: Man of Wands, Eight of Shields, Six of Shields Ancient Egyptian Tarot: The Devil, The Hierophant, Two of Wands Words of Truth: Future, Laughter, Authenticity, Core Movement
by Suzanne Wagner beyond our judgment and receive what is being offered with gratitude and acceptance. After all, the skunk part of you is not trying to hurt anyoneâ€”it just wants to be loved. If we could look with laughter and love at all the aspects that trigger
This month, take a look at your disgusting side and be grateful for that aspect. I know that sounds strange, but a skunk cannot pretend that it is not a skunk. negative reactions within, then perhaps we could finally learn to love and accept others, the world, different religions and cultures, and transform the conflicts of this planet. When we are at war with our essential nature, that conflict exter-
nalizes and we contribute to the world chaos that we see today. Personally, I do not want to do things that add to the suffering already on this planet. This is tremendously difficult to know how to navigate, but I know that we are part of a collective whole. Each of us is energetically dialed into a certain frequency. It is part of our gift to assist in releasing that energy for the planet. You can tell what your frequency is by what types of stories draw you in the most. Your energy is hot wired to that frequency and you will see and notice it more than other things. So take a look at what types of movies, stories and events you are most drawn to. Then look inside as to where that story is playing out in your psyche. Take responsibility for your own inner conflict or drama. Choose to mature that energy into a more functional, responsible way. When you do, you will find that, miraculously, the external will also shift in some way. Sometimes those shifts are small, but sometimes they will seem amazingly big. That is because each of us is a miracle. Each of us has amazing amounts of power if we will learn how to harness our energy with discipline and clarity. If you do not like what the external looks like, then notice what that reflection is telling you about some denied internal part. Then go within and listen to that partâ€™s fears, issues and conflicts. Negotiate something different and allow these frozen internal parts to begin to grow and develop in new ways. Know that you will not do it perfectly. You will make mistakes. But you will also learn as you go and life will begin to feel much more magical and open. Your energy will free up and you will feel more at peace, because regardless of any situation you encounter, you will be whole and complete within. Then it will not matter what the world does. Because the game of this planet is to be your total self, regardless of excuses or circumstances. â—† 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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Creating space in your relationship BY AURETHA CALLISON n a recent couples coaching session, I communicated an invaluable truth around the concept of “creating space.” The couple worked together and lived together. The tension of “breaking up” was underneath the conversation. They had a lot to lose: many years together, a home and a business. Both were looking for a reason to “blow it up” because they just couldn’t stand it anymore. What I said: “I don’t think that there is anything wrong with this relationship.” She laughed—loudly, in intermittent bursts. He looked stunned. What I didn’t say: “You are driving each other crazy.” What did I suggest? Find a “friendly” way to take some space. “Taking some space” has evolved into modern lingo for breaking up super-gently or stopping the rela-
tionship for a time before the probable big, real breakup. This borders on the “unfriendly” because it scares the crap out of each person by suggesting loss and
ready to see each other. We make a date to enjoy the relationship. Then we go home happy. At work, we schedule a period off. It’s called a vacation. Or a weekend.
“Taking some space” has evolved into modern lingo for breaking up super gently or stopping the relationship for a time before the big, real breakup. But it can also mean giving you both a chance to breathe, and to miss and desire each other. suspended commitment. That term or solution can be loaded with ultimatums and drama. But taking space in a “friendly” or safe way is a skill we already have. We do it in friendships all the time. We call each other up when we are
You think you can’t do it in your closest relationship? Simply put, if you don’t, you’ll kill it, slowly, by smothering! All the oxygen leaves the relationship. It feels like you are dying. How to take friendly space?
Notice when you feel like being close to the other person. Take that all the way—play it big! Cook your favorite elaborate meals. Sex them up real good. Squeeze ’em, kiss ’em, laugh till it hurts. Act as if seeing this person is a big deal! (What a treat!) Go for long, fun walks. Pray and play together. Get that emotional, spiritual and physical connection filled all the way up. Then, when you notice the slightest irritation or itch for some personal space, take it! Say, “Hey, it’s been incredible being with you today (or for the weekend). I feel so fulfilled in our relationship. Now I want to take some space to create/do my own thing. I love you. I’ll talk to you later. Bye!” Then actually go do your own thing. You say, But I’m married! Or, We live in the same house! Yeah, so? Take a night and a day. Take a weekend. Try it on. Or if you cannot possibly leave each other’s space, call a quiet time for your own thoughts. No talking. Spend the night at a friend’s house. Leave, and notice when you do want to come home. Give yourself a chance to miss and desire your partner. Sounds easy right? It is, but you have to get used to it. Some of us just don’t know how to do our own thing. This happens when kids grow up and moms don’t know what to do with their new occupation of non-mom-ness. We have to learn by asking ourselves, “What do I want to do right now?” and then following that lead. Lack of space can be an avoidance of our creativity. It can be an avoidance of being with ourselves. I had a tough time adjusting to this in my love relationships. I thought something might be broken if one of us needed space. Then I realized that my mother (bless her) couldn’t stand being alone and used to drive us crazy by not giving us a spare hour to ourselves. We learned to “not hear her” calling us. Tuning her out was our sanity. Our early childhood is when we develop our patterns so I learned to keep love close. Too close. As a result, the passion fizzled. The art never happened. Creativity only occurred when my partner went on vacation... till, ping! I figured it out. Time to take space. Oxygenate. It’s a beautiful, loving thing to do. ◆ Auretha Callison is an image stylist living in Salt Lake City. WWW.INTUITIONSTYLING.COM.
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Conception conundrum If risks are to be taken, now’s the time BY CHRISTOPHER RENSTROM My husband and I have been trying to have another baby since my daughter was six months old. I have gone through in vitro fertilization twice with no success. According to the doctors my husband has a low sperm count but they cannot tell us why. My daughter prays for a sibling every night and I get so sad thinking she may never have one. I have one frozen embryo in storage, but I don’t know what to do about it. We used $25,000 of our own for the IVF that didn’t work, and if I use the frozen embryo it will be another $5,000 that we do not have right now. Should I go ahead and use the frozen embryo, or is there a possibility that I can get pregnant naturally? I would be devastated if the IVF didn’t work again. My birthday is 6-10-67. I am not a doctor and I have absolutely no medical knowledge. And certainly the history you share suggests that the chances of you having another child are slim. I would also advise against trying again if you feel like you would be devastated if the IVF didn’t work out. I just don’t see the point of putting yourself and your family through this when there are alternatives like adoption. However, I am an astrologer—and there are certain planetary indicators in your horoscope that hint at the possibility of a surprise turnaround when it comes to having a child. I must emphasize that these are hints and they are by no means
Uranus is famous for unexpected twists. Jupiter is the planet of fertility, named after the Greek god Zeus who was famous for impregnating various goddesses, nymphs and maidens. definite. When I cast your horoscope for the time that you asked your question you had Jupiter, the planet ruling the 5th house (which is the house of children) moving towards Uranus (the planet of revolution and change) in the astrological sign of Pisces. Uranus is famous for unexpected twists. Jupiter is the planet
Christopher Renstrom is the creator of RULINGPLANETS.COM—the first online, interactive astrology magazine. He writes the daily horoscope for the San Francisco Chronicle and SFGATE.COM. If you have a question you would like him to address, send the date and time of your birth to CHRISTOPHER@CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET. Christopher also answers questions every week on the CATALYST website. of fertility, named after the Greek god Zeus who was famous for impregnating various goddesses, nymphs and maidens. Now the Jupiter opposition to Saturn in your second house of finances says that this will cost you money which is why it leads me to believe that if you are going to have a second child then s/he would come through IVF or adoption. Your husband is represented in the horoscope by Neptune in Aquarius ruled by Saturn and Uranus in almost exact opposition. This confirms the low sperm count diagnosis and the need for a third party’s intervention, symbolized by Jupiter in his own sign (Pisces). Again, I have to reiterate that astrology is a symbolic art—not a science. Symbolically speaking, Jupiter’s approach to Uranus can represent an unorthodox means of insemination, but it can also represent adoption because of Jupiter’s connection to charitable institutions such as churches and hospitals. Should you choose to take the risk, then the timeframe suggested by the stars would be before June 26, 2010. Again, this is a very remote chance and there is no guarantee of success, but sometimes we have to do these things in order to put our minds at rest, and that may be what makes this whole experience worth it to you in the end. ◆
JUNE 13 Plant four o’clocks to attract sphinx moths. Sphinx moth, the final stage of the tomato hornworm, can pollinate up to 200 flowers in under 10 minutes. JUNE 14 Plantain, a common garden weed, contains an anti-inflammatory that helps heal wounds and draw out splinters. There’s a lovely meeting of Venus and the crescent Moon tonight.
DAY B Y DAY IN THE HOME,GARDEN & SKY BY DIANE OLSON DRAWINGS BY ADELE FLAIL JUNE 1 The Sun rises at 5:58 a.m. today and sets at 8:52 p.m. June’s average maximum temperature is 82 degrees; the minimum is 56. Average precipitation is .77 inches. JUNE 2 When the plant label says, “Full sun,” that means a minimum of six hours of direct sunlight. Look for orange Mars and blue star Regulus hanging together for the next nine days. JUNE 3 Stick to the stem: Rhubarb leaves contain high levels of oxalic acid, which causes weakness, breathing difficulty and gastrointestinal problems. JUNE 4 LAST QUARTER MOON Dandelion is a corruption of the French dente de lion, or lion’s tooth. Dandelion nectar is a favorite of newly emerged butterflies. JUNE 5 There’s still time to plant basil, beans, beets, corn, cucumbers, carrots, eggplant, kale, kohlrabi, melons, peppers, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes and turnips. Bachelor buttons, cannas, cosmos, dahlias, gladiola, marigolds, morning glory, sunflowers and zinnias, too. JUNE 6 Fill the bottom third of large planting containers with foam peanuts or crumpled newspaper to cut down on weight and soil needed, and add air to the soil. JUNE 7 Bust out the binoculars
to see Jupiter, in Pisces, passing just below blue-green Uranus for the next five days. Uranus’s axis of rotation is nearly aligned with the plane of its orbit, meaning that each pole on Uranus experiences a 42-year-long summer, followed by 42 depressing years of winter. JUNE 8 The word caterpillar comes from the Latin catta pilosa, meaning hairy cat. JUNE 9 Turn the compost pile every couple of weeks for the rest of the summer. Or not—it’ll still compost, just more slowly. JUNE 10 Death camas, also known as star lily, thrives in meadows across the West. It’s a lovely and toxic little plant, with strappy leaves and clusters of delicate pink, white or yellow flowers. Members of the Lewis and Clark expedition became deathly ill after eating what was likely death camas as they passed through the Bitterroot Mountains in Montana. JUNE 11 Best beneficial insectattracting plants: allysum, anise, asters, black-eyed Susan, borage, caraway, coriander, cosmos, dill, fennel, lovage, parsley, sedum, sunflower. JUNE 12 NEW MOON Keep mulch thick; reapply if weeds or soil start showing through. Straw is best for vegetables; it keeps them cool and protects against soil-dwelling diseases.
JUNE 15 The higher the clouds, the better the weather will be.
JUNE 16 If your plants are plagued by slugs, put an upside-down melon rind nearby; they’ll be drawn to that instead. Pick it up two days later, along with a bunch of slugs. Damp, rolled-up newspaper works, too, and you’ll snag some earwigs, as well.
JUNE 17 Different colors of plastic mulch are said to improve crop yields. Black boosts peppers, squash and pumpkins; green helps watermelon, cantaloupes, cucumbers and peppers; and red is best for tomatoes. How does it work? Plants have light sensors that can modify their growth patterns depending upon what kind of light the sensors pick up. JUNE 18 FIRST QUARTER MOON If the soil is dry three inches down, you need to water. Tomatoes require an inch of water per week to prevent cracking and blossomend rot. JUNE 19 Now’s a good time to prune spring-flowering shrubs, sheer evergreens and divide phlox and other early-blooming rock garden plants. Tonight and tomorrow, Venus is even more beautiful than usual with the backdrop of the Beehive star cluster. JUNE 20 Water newly blooming tomatoes, peppers and eggplants with two tablespoons of Epsom salts to one gallon water for an extra boost of micronutrients. JUNE 21 SUMMER SOLSTICE. Summer officially begins today when the Sun is directly overhead at the Tropic of Cancer. Only it’s not in the Tropic of Cancer any
more—Earth’s axis has shifted since the Sun’s latitude at the moment the Summer Solstice was determined. The Sun is actually now in the constellation of Taurus. JUNE 22 Female brown rats go into heat for six hours at a time, 15 times a year. During each heat, they can mate up to 500 times. Talk about wham bam.... JUNE 23 Humans cause evolution: Wild animals and plants that are hunted or harvested evolve three times as quickly as they would naturally. JUNE 24 Too much fertilizer makes for soft, droopy, bug-prone plants. Fertilize twice a month at most, with manure tea or fish emulsion. JUNE 25 If you have sensitive skin, wear gloves when you’re weeding or harvesting members of the umbellifer family, which include dill, parsley and parsnips. Their sap is phototoxic—it becomes toxic when exposed to light. Sap from giant hogweed causes severe almost-immediate sunburn and blistering. JUNE 26 FULL ROSE MOON Roses need a minimum of five to six hours of full sun per day. In ancient Rome, a wild rose pinned to the door indicated that confidential matters were being discussed inside, thus the phrase sub rosa, or “under the rose,” meaning to keep a secret. JUNE 27 Thin melons to one or two plants per hill. As the vines develop, bury each runner at two or three leaf nodes to encourage better root development. JUNE 28 Pigeons can be trained to discriminate between paintings by Sphinx Picasso and Moth Monet. JUNE 29 As you harvest early season vegetables, plant warm-weather ones or cover crops in their place. JUNE 30 The Sun rises at 5:58 a.m. today and sets at 9:03 p.m. ◆ Diane Olson is a writer, gardener and bug hugger.
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