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ABCS OF NATURAL HEALTH DIANE OLSON Talk about a revolutionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;living a healthful lifestyle enables you to have the strength to get up and do what needs to be done. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a look at the alternative systems and tools, and some of the practitioners, who can help. LOVE & IMAGINATION LEE ANN MCCONNELL In the online stratosphere, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about the story. And sometimes, in the process of making up these characters, we learn who we are. HOW (NOT) TO WRECK YOUR BODY DOING YOGA CHARLOTTE BELL Charlotte responds to the brouhaha surrounding last monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s New York Times article on the dangers of yoga.



EDITORâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NOTEBOOK GRETA BELANGER DEJONG The 50th anniversary of A Wrinkle in Time; the body as universe. ENVIRONEWS AMY BRUNVAND Rio Tinto/Kennecott violate clean air act; Kennecott, power plants major greenhouse gas


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A guide to natural health Trusting the wisdom of the body BY GRETA BELANGER DEJONG e didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know it at the time, but probably most of us were introduced to cell biology via a favorite kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; book series. Madeleine Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Engleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s A Wrinkle in Time was first published 50 years ago, where we youngâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;uns learned to fold (or â&#x20AC;&#x153;wrinkleâ&#x20AC;?) time (remember tesseracts?) and travel to other dimensions. In the sequal, A Wind in the Door, we discovered firsthand (in the way good fiction makes you feel there) about the workings of the mitochondria inside of a cell: â&#x20AC;&#x153;A human being is a whole world to a mitochondrion, just the way our planet is to us. But weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re much more dependent on our mitochondria than the earth is on us. The earth could get along perfectly well without people, but if anything happened to our mitochondria, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d die,â&#x20AC;? explains the precocious Charles Wallace. It may have looked like pure science fiction at the time, but these books gave us a glimpse of what turns out to be not so far from our current understanding of the truth: Mitochondria are the power plants of the body, where energy is made. Their DNA is different from the rest of my DNA. What I call â&#x20AC;&#x153;meâ&#x20AC;? is an entire universe teeming with life. My conscious mind extends only so far. I can practice expanding it. But the body has its own collective wisdom. It behooves me to listen. Which brings us to this special edition of CATALYST. Periodically, we publish â&#x20AC;&#x153;The ABCs of Natural Health.â&#x20AC;? Natural healthcare implies a respect for the bodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s innate wisdom. Natural healthcare begins from a state of


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health, and then cares for that healthâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;sure, by acknowledging the externalities we learn about in grade school such as sleep, nutrition and environmental healthâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; but also by paying attention to our inner hygiene: noticing the effects of stress and the thoughts that can raise or lower our energy. Perhaps simple gratitude â&#x20AC;&#x201D;thanking all those mitochondria in our cellsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; would be a good start for selfcare, right up there with brushing our teeth each morning and night. The practices described in this issue may help you start or refine that conversation. Everyone can probably think of a circumstance when an ambulence and a hospital saved the day (and a life). Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not saying western medicine has no role to play in wellbeing, but rather to choose the tool to suit the task. Call on the big guns if confronted with serious surprise. But be proactive. Do what you can to stay well. Serious health conditions do not develop overnight. Honor the inner workings. Hold on to this issue of CATALYST as a reference tool throughout the year. It will, of course, be on our website as well. Speaking of gratitude: Thank you for all the emails I received last month in response to my question, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is CATALYST still relevant?â&#x20AC;? I will revisit this questionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and share some of your commentsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;next month. Suffice it to say, for now, that the future seems more vital than ever. Thank you. I am grateful for you all. u Greta Belanger deJong is the editor and publisher of CATALYST. GRETA@CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET

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I was journalist enough to recognize that global warming was a big damn story. Most things I’ve written since have, in some often very tangential way, stemmed from the underlying premise of that book: that we were going to have to change pretty much everything in order to deal with it. —Bill McKibben on his book The End of Nature

“Rio Tinto/ Kennecott violate Clean Air Act” Rio Tinto/Kennecott contributes about 30% of the overall pollution in Salt Lake County, according to a fact sheet from Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment. Nonetheless, last May the Utah Air Quality Board (DAQ) ignored public concern about air pollution and issued a permit allowing Kennecott to expand its open pit mine by almost a third. (See “Tall Tailings: Kennecott plays coy with the EPA, Utah’s Dept. of Air Quality and SLC officials as it lays a plan to mine the mineral-rich dustpiles of yesteryear,” by Sallie Dean Shatz, August 2011, CATALYST). When environmental groups tried to Sallie Dean Shatz

negotiate directly for better pollution controls, the company maintained that since they got a permit there is no problem. In January, a coalition of air quality activists filed a lawsuit claiming that Rio Tinto/ Kennecott is in violation of the Federal Clean Air Act (which looser state regulations can’t override). Groups supporting the lawsuit include Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment (UPHE), Utah Moms for Clean Air, the Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club and WildEarth Guardians. BLOG.UTAHMOMSFORCLEANAIR.ORG, UPHE.ORG, UTAH.SIERRACLUB.ORG, WILDEARTHGUARDIANS.ORG

Kennecott, power plants major greenhouse gas sources Particulate air pollution from Kennecott Utah Copper, LLC is a health problem for people living along the Wasatch Front, and the mining operation is also one of Utah’s big sources of greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. A new EPA database shows that the six largest emission sources in in Utah are five coal-

fired power plants plus Kennecott. GHGDATA.EPA.GOV/GHGP/MAIN.DO

Governor Herbert faces water grab dilemma Utah Governor Gary Herbert has found himself in an awkward position: He can’t criticize a proposed Colorado water grab from Flaming Gorge Reservoir because he wants the State of Utah to build a similar project to bring water from Lake Powell to St. George. According to a report from Western Resource Advocates, the Flaming Gorge Pipeline Project threatens to suck water out of Flaming Gorge Reservoir and pipe it to Denver, Colorado, which would not only produce the most expensive water ever seen in Colorado but result in a multi-million dollar economic hit to the Utah and Wyoming recreation economies. Nonetheless, Utah legislators propose to earmark 15% of future growth in statewide sales tax revenue for the Lake Powell pipeline, making over $1 billion unavailable for other uses such as education funding. Climate change models indicate that, pipeline or no, the water in question may not exist in the future, and the Utah Rivers Council points out that in any case water conservation is a cheaper, more practical and sustainable alternative to multi-billion dollar pipeline boondoggles. UTAHRIVERS.ORG

SkiLink: real estate vs. watershed If Utah politicians were really concerned about water for urban areas, you’d think they would support Congressman Jim Matheson’s (D-2) Wasatch Wilderness and Watershed Protection Act. Instead Rob Bishop (R-1) is trying to circumvent local planning for the Wasatch Mountains by introducing a bill to sell public land for a “SkiLink” lift connecting Canyons and Solitude resorts. Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker testified against the plan in Congress saying, “Close inspection of the assumptions and facts reported in these studies show the studies’ conclusions are


not well supported and the public’s interest in protection of its municipal watersheds, habitat, and diverse recreation is not considered.” Save Our Canyons says that the proposed ski lift seems intended to promote housing development in Big Cottonwood Canyon, and it would impact hiking trails and wipe out popular backcountry skiing areas in Bear Trap Fork and Willow Heights.

been suggested as a solution to the problems created by fossil-fuel dependence (including a proposal to build a nuclear power plant in Green River, Utah). Even though it produces no carbon emissions, nuclear power has other problems: It requires huge amounts of water, there is


Keystone XL pipeline blocked Activist Bill McKibben, who led protests against the Keystone XL pipeline credits NOAA climate scientist Jim Hansen and Utah activist Tim DeChristopher as inspiration. An article from Inside Climate News quotes Mckibben saying, “It was Jim helping me understand how much carbon is up there that made the difference, and Tim reminded us that the point of civil disobedience is to make people aware that an issue is morally urgent and so important that we’re willing to go to jail for it.” The pipeline, which would carry oil from Canadian tar sands, represents a perfect storm of peak oil (the point when oil production surpasses oil discoveries) and climate change. The project is not dead, but this welcome delay could give activists time to spread the climate change message. WWW.TARSANDSACTION.ORG

Uranium time out near Grand Canyon Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar put a 20-year moratorium on uranium mining near Grand Canyon National Park after speculation about renewed demand for nuclear power led to a surge of new uranium mining claims. Nuclear power has

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BY DIANE OLSON elcome to Catalyst’s 7th Annual Guide to Alternative Healthcare. Periodiclly we examine all the diverse medical and health care systems and practices that are not presently considered to be part of conventional, or allopathic, medicine, and update our list of offerings. Some of these therapies


are thousands of years old. Others are as new as the latest technology. Old and new, they all share a common belief in the body’s innate ability to heal itself, and a common goal to facilitate mental, spiritual and physical well-being. Not all, but most of these practices can be found in the Salt Lake Valley. We hope this guide encourages you to explore the wide variety of alternative practices available. And

remember, it’s all about health: Be proactive. Don’t wait until you feel unwell to seek treatment. You take your car in for regular tune-ups—why not your body? Explore those modalities that intrigue and may benefit you. So it doesn’t fit your health insurance company’s definition of acceptable care and you have to spend some money up front? It’s worth it. Most

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of these modalities are pleasant. You can talk about them in polite company. And they work—which means you stay healthy. Thanks to Guthrie Goeglein for additional assistance in researching this story.

Ayurveda Ayurveda, the oldest and most complicated medical system in the world, dating back to 3,000 B.C., is the basis of all Oriental medicine. Ayurvedic means “the science of life,” and it is said to have been developed by the same sages who crafted India’s original systems of meditation and yoga. The primary health care system used in India, Ayurveda is often practiced hand-in-hand with Western medicine in this country. A highly personalized regime, it categorizes patients into doshas, or body types, each with a specific lifestyle, diet and exercise plan. Traditionally, practitioners diagnosed illness or imbalance based on physical observation, extensive discussion, and examination of the pulse, tongue and urine. However, practitioners may also use Western diagnostic tools. Ayurvedic practitioners regularly use diet, herbal tonics, exercise, yoga, meditation, massage, medicated inhalation, herbal sweat baths, medicated enemas, and panchakarma, an intensive detoxification process. In India, Ayurvedic physicians must attend a minimum of five years training. In the U.S. no specific license or training is required, though some medical schools offer specializations in Ayurvedic medicine. Shiva Centre, p. 19 Vedic Harmony, p. 35

Acupuncture: Acupuncture originated in China around 3,000 years ago, based on the belief that health is determined by a balanced flow of chi, or energy, through the body’s 12 major energy pathways or meridians. Practitioners insert slender needles into combinations of the 1,000-plus acupoints in the body to rebalance chi and consequently relieve pain and restore health. In the 1960s, a team of researchers in Korea, attempting to document the existence of meridians, discovered an independent series of fine, duct-like tubes corresponding to the paths originally mapped by the Chinese nearly 5,000 years ago. Acupuncture has been proven to be an effective treatment for a wide range of acute, chronic and degenerative conditions, including addiction, allergies, asthma, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, depression, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, fibromyalgia, hot flashes, irritable bowel syndrome, Ménière’s disease, migraine, morning sickness, osteoarthritis, PMS, rheumatoid arthritis, sinusitis, sciatica, stroke, tonsillitis and more. Required training: The National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) gives a national competency exam. To sit for this board, a student must attend a graduate school program in traditional Chinese medicine for three to four

years. Upon passing this exam, an acupuncturist is awarded the title Diplomat of Acupuncture. In Utah, NCCAOM certification, plus a Utah laws and rules exam, is required to attain the title of Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc). MDs, DOs and chiropractors may also use acupuncture as a sideline, though their training is usually minimal compared to that of an NCCAOMcertified practitioner. SLC Qi Community Acupuncture, p. 35 Keith Stevens, p. 15, 35 Alexander Technique: Created by Frederick Matthias Alexander, a 20th century Shakespearean actor, Alexander Technique uses subtle hands-on guidance, verbal instruction and gentle bodywork to teach simple and efficient ways of moving, in order to improve gait, posture, balance and coordination, and to relieve tension and pain. Alexander Technique is beneficial for anyone with back, shoulder or neck problems, or for those who have had orthopedic surgery. Required training: A minimum of 1600 training hours spanning over at least three years of supervised teacher training. May be preceded by 20-40 private lessons ranging from 30 minutes to one hour each. Cathy Pollock, p. 35 Anthroposophically Extended Medicine: A system of therapeutics based

upon the theories of Rudolf Steiner developed in the late 1800s, Anthroposophically Extended Medicine conceptualizes the human being as three-fold—physical, etheric and spiritual —and considers each aspect in the treatment of illness. Therapy encompasses changes to the patient’s environment, lifestyle and eating patterns, and uses plant and mineral remedies (primarily homeopathic), as well as psychological counseling. Ask your MD, ND or DO if he/she is trained in this modality. Aromatherapy: The therapeutic use of essential oils distilled from plants is often used in conjunction with other therapies. Its roots go back at least 4,000 years to the time of the ancient Egyptians. Aromatherapy can be effective in the treatment of migraine, anxiety, tension, insomnia, chronic pain, asthma and other

respiratory ailments. It is particularly popular during the cold and flu season, as many oils have antiviral, antibacterial or antiseptic properties. Required training: No formal certification process is required, though various organizations offer accreditation. Larissa Jones, p. 15 Auricular Therapy: A form of acupuncture in which points on the outer ear are stimulated in order to treat pain or other symptoms in various other parts of the body. Bars: Bars could be described as reflexology of the head. Bars proposes that there are 32 bars of energy that run through and around the head that connect to different aspects of a person’s life

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Chiropractic Records of the use of spinal manipulative therapy date to ancient Chinese and Greek medicine, but the principles of modern chiropractic medicine weren’t formalized until 1895, when physiologist and anatomist Daniel David Palmer set forth his theory that abnormal nerve function can cause medical disorders. Chiropractic medicine operates on the premise that our nervous system acts as a switchboard; therefore, whenever there is nerve interference—caused by misalignments in the spine—not only will pain occur, but the body’s immune system will also be compromised. Palmer’s principles were not well received in the medical community, and some early chiropractors, including Palmer himself, were actually imprisoned. Chiropractic is the second largest health system in America; only Western allopathic medicine is more widely practiced. Practitioners base their diagnoses on a standard physical examination, X-rays, palpation, and, in some cases, muscle response testing (MRT). Chiropractors may use adjustment, electrical stimulation, heat/cold therapy, ultrasound, acupressure/acupuncture, traction, herbs, nutritional counseling and exercise. Chiropractic has been found to be effective at treating back, neck and shoulder pain, migraine, headache, strained vision, balance and coordination problems, sprains, arthritis, bursitis and menstrual difficulties. Required training: A four-year accredited college, preceded by at least two years of undergraduate study. Required courses mirror those taught in allopathic medical school. Michael Cerami, DC, p. 23 Great Basin Chiropractic, p. 15 Integrated Chiropractic, p. 15


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(these include bars for healing, body, control, awareness, creativity, power, aging, sex and money). These bars store the electromagnetic component of all the thoughts, ideas, attitudes, decisions and beliefs that a person has ever had about anything. Each thought, idea, attitude, decision or belief that has been fixed in place solidifies energy and limits an individual’s capacity to change anything in that area. By gently touching the bars you effectively erase everything you have ever stored there and clear away the energy locked up in that aspect of your life. Required Training: Completed three fullday Access Bars classes) with three different Access Bars facilitators. Sara Hall, p. 38 Julie Merwin, p. 38


Chelation Therapy: Utilizes organic or synthetic agents to bind with undesirable or excess minerals to remove them from the body. Chelation therapy is most often used to treat lead poisoning, though some physicians may also use this approach to battle heart disease, arterial blockage of the legs, and atherosclerosis of the arteries to the brain. Ask your MD, ND or DO if he/she is trained in this modality. Colon Hydrotherapy: Colonic irrigation may have been used in ancient Egypt, China, India and Greece. This practice gained some popularity in 19th century European spas, and has been used in modern times for general well-being and a variety of other conditions.

Homeopathy Hygienist/toxicologist/psychiatrist Dr. Samuel Hahnemann developed this 180-year-old system in Germany as an alternative to what he considered the “barbaric” medical practices of the day, which included blood-letting and mercury-based laxatives. The term homeopathy was derived from Greek homoios, meaning similar, and pathos or suffering. Based on the principle that “like cures like,” homeopathy uses dilutions of illness-causing substances to provoke the immune system. In other words, the same substance that in large doses produces the illness is used in small doses to cure it. Homeopathic products may be made from plants such as aconite, arnica, dandelion or plantain; from minerals such as iron phosphate, arsenic oxide or sodium chloride; from the venom of poisonous snakes; from ink of the cuttlefish; or even from prescription drugs such as penicillin. The World Health Organization has cited homeopathy as one of the systems of traditional medicine that should be integrated with conventional medicine worldwide to provide adequate global health care in this century. However, the U.S. has no nationally accepted standard or training for homeopaths. Homeopathic medicine has been found to be most effective at treating chronic degenerative diseases, diabetes, arthritis, bronchial asthma, allergies, emotional disorders, colds, flu, headache, PMS, fatigue, back pain, respiratory infections, digestive disorders and postoperative infections. Required training: Although there is no nationally accepted standard or training, certification programs are available. Naturopathic and Chinese medicine schools include training in homeopathy.

Colon hydrotherapy, the gentle filling and emptying of the colon, is used to improve peristaltic activity and aid in more efficient waste removal. Practitioners also use gentle massage, reflexology and nutrition to restore proper function and aid digestion and elimination. It is used to treat many ailments, including constipation, diarrhea, headache, backache, fatigue, bad breath, body odor, irritability, mental confusion, skin problems, abdominal gas and bloating, weight gain, food allergies and immune dysfunction. Required training: Minimum 100 hours of training from an I-ACT-certified school. Must have current CPR card preceding training. Rebecca Diehl, p. 35 Color Therapy/Colorpuncture: Uses colored lights and visualization techniques to treat both physical and mental disorders, and to stimulate the healing process. Color, light or phototherapy using single or mixed colors, sometimes from a laser, may be shined on the whole body or on particular chakras. The Luscher Color Test is said to indicate mood and personality. Colorpuncture combines color therapy with acupressure to clear chi blockages, and uses Kirlian photographs to track progress. Required training: Varies. Ask your practitioner about his or her level of training and experience. Studio 101, p. 21 Mary Nickle, LMT, p. 38 Consegrity Therapy: A gentle, handson energetic technique, Consegrity therapy works with the electromagnetic balance of the body to support the immune system and clear blocked energy. Consegrity has been used to treat a wide range of health problems, including ADD/ADHD, allergies, depression, diabetes, heart disease, HIV, chronic fatigue, asthma, fibromyalgia, lower back pain and headache. Craniosacral Therapy : The craniosacral system includes the brain and spinal cord, the cerebrospinal fluid which bathes them, the meninges which encloses them, and the bones of the spine and skull that house the meninges. Craniosacral therapy practitioners touch areas of the patient lightly to sense the cranial rhythm impulse of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), said to be similar to feeling the pulse of blood vessels. Practitioners then use subtle manipulations over the skull and other areas with the aim of restoring balance by removing restrictions to CSF

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movement, a process that is proposed to help the body heal itself and improve a wide range of conditions. Craniosacral therapy is beneficial to newborns and infants who have had difficult deliveries or inadequate prenatal nutrition, or who suffer from earaches, sinus congestion, vomiting, irritability or hyperactivity. In adults it is used to treat autism, cerebral palsy, chronic pain, dizziness, dyslexia, epilepsy, headache, mood disorders, spinal cord injury, stroke, tinnitus and TMJ. Required training: Full craniosacral therapy training at the foundation level requires 700 hours of study if you pursue a program recommended by BCTANA (Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America). Massage therapists may be able to acquire certification with as little as 150 hours of training. Ask your health care practitioners if they are trained in this technique. Kellie Scheffres, p. 19 Sheryl Seliger, p. 35 Detoxification Therapy: Traditional detox therapy uses fasts and raw fruit and vegetable diets to eliminate or neutralize the toxic buildup of chemicals and pollutants in the body. It is used to treat a variety of disturbances, including allergies, arthritis, decreased immune function, cardiovascular problems, decreased hormonal function, diabetes, neurotoxicity, obesity, and psychological disturbances. Healthcare practitioners often recommend detoxification as part of an overall cleansing regimen, which may also include aromatherapy, colonic irrigation, hydrotherapy, massage, manual lymphatic drainage and yoga. Buprenorphine detoxification is used to aid in the withdrawal from opiates, including heroin, OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet, Codeine and Demerol. Buprenorphine is a prescription medication that is itself weakly addictive, but it has a lower risk of overdose and fewer side effects than methadone. Its effects last for about three days. Buprenorphine has revolutionized detoxification from opiates, as it decreases or ends drug cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Required training: Varies. Ask your practitioner about his or her level of training and experience. Distant Intentionality Healing: The mental intention to heal/benefit another person or other living organism. Techniques of mental intention include, but are not limited to, Therapeutic Touch,

Reiki, Qigong, prayer and other human energy healing methods. Studies from the 1960s to today have attempted to test the efficacy of DIH on humans and wider nature (ranging from reducing the incidence of postoperative complications for patients receiving foot and ankle surgeries to attempting to inhibit the growth of laboratory fungus cultures from varying distances) with significant positive results. Required Training: No consistent requirements. DIH subsumes many different practices, techniques and traditions. Ask your provider if they are trained in any distant healing techniques. Ear Candling: This ancient therapy has been practiced since 2500 BC to remove blockages from the ear canal and clear sinus passages of wax and fungus. Today, as in ancient times, a handmade conical beeswax and cotton candle is gently inserted into the ear canal; as it burns, wax and fungus deposits are drawn from deep within the ear canal, and either burned off, or deposited in the bottom part of the candle. Anyone with hearing or sinus problems will benefit from ear candling, as will musiciansâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;particularly singers and horn playersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;who often have more wax buildup than most people. You can buy ear candles at health food stores and do it at home with a partner. Required training: No formal training required. Ask your health care practitioners if they are trained in this technique. You can also do it yourself. Electrical Stimulation: Chiropractors and physical therapists often use electrical currents applied to the body to stimulate healing of musculoskeletal conditions. Devices such as transelectrical nerve stimulation (TENS units), and diapulse machines are used to deliver minute electrical impulses through the skin to treat sprains, fractures, bursitis, arthritis, strained muscles, and to treat postsurgical pain and scarring. Ask your health care practitioners if they are trained in this technique.


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Environmental Medicine: Physicians who practice environmental medicine study their patient’s physical, emotional and mental environments, believing that many illnesses stem from reactions to foods, pollution, chemical substances and other environmental factors. Also called clinical ecology. Required training: MD, with additional training in alternative modalities. Feldenkrais: A sports injury drove Moshe Feldenkrais, a nuclear physicist, to explore the functioning of the muscular system. A blending of martial arts, physiology, anatomy, psychology and neurology, Feldenkrais incorporates Awareness through Movement, a slow, gentle sequence of movement which seeks to replace old patterns with new ones, and Functional Integration, in which the practitioner gently touches or moves the student in a wide variety of ways to facilitate awareness, learning, and vitality. Feldenkrais can help restore movement and loss of balance caused by back problems, injury, stress, pain and chronic disease.


Required training: Four-year certification program. Daniel Schmidt, p. 19 Carol Lessinger, p. 35 Carl Rabke, p. 35 Erin Geesaman Rabke, p. 35

tion, depression, drug abuse, headache, migraine, and acute emotional and physical trauma. Required training: Varies. Ask your practitioner about his or her level of training and experience.

Flower Remedies: “Behind all disease lies our fears, our anxieties, our greed, our likes and dislikes,” wrote British physician Edward Bach, who created Bach Flower Remedies in the early 1930s to complement other physical and psychological therapies. Bach believed that illness is the effect of disharmony between body and mind, and that symptoms of an illness are the external expression of negative emotional states. Bach classified various emotions into seven principal categories, which he then divided further into 38 negative feelings, each of which was associated with a particular therapeutic plant. He also developed a compound of five flowers called Rescue Remedy to be used in emergency situations for trauma. Today, flower remedies are used to treat anxiety, asthma, behavioral problems, chronic fatigue, decreased immune func-

Guided Imagery: Harnesses the power of the imagination to evoke positive physical responses. According to practitioners, good worriers—particularly those who can literally worry themselves sick—are excellent candidates for guided imagery. Oncologist O. Carl Simonton pioneered its use in cancer treatment in the early 1970s, as a means of reinforcing and enhancing traditional medical treatment. Guided imagery is routinely recommended by physical and mental health practitioners to reduce stress, slow heart rate, stimulate the immune system, reduce pain and decrease healing time. It can also be effective in treating chronic abdominal pain, functional urinary complaints, high blood pressure, obesity, PMS and spastic colon. Required training: Varies. Ask your health care practitioners if they are trained in this technique.

Integrative Medicine While many alternative practitioners borrow from other fields, a growing number of Western MDs cross-train in alternative modalities. This allows them to take both the long (alternative) and the short (allopathic) view: A practitioner may start out using less invasive (and often less expensive) alternative therapies, and then turn to pharmaceuticals or surgery if the condition does not improve. Or they may combine treatments, in order to address the patient’s emotional, physical and spiritual needs. Most integrative practitioners use conventional Western diagnostic procedures, but may also use Chinese and Ayurvedic methodologies. Integrative MDs are licensed to prescribe the full range of Western pharmaceuticals and procedures and employ homeopathic and herbal remedies, manipulative therapies, acupuncture and acupressure. Required training: MD, with additional training in alternative modalities. Web of Life Wellness Center—Todd Mangum MD, guide sponsor, p.35

Hellerwork: Was created to structurally realign the body and facilitate an awareness of the body/mind through deep touch, movement education and verbal dialogue. Developed by Joseph Heller, first president of the Rolf Institute, Hellerwork patterns its mechanical aspect after Rolfing. Eleven sessions are generally recommended. Required training: 1250 hours of classroom and home study. Herbology: The word “drug” comes from the old Dutch word drogge meaning to dry, and dried plants are the most ancient and commonly used form of health care in the world. Required training: Many health practitioners use herbs in their practice, and no license is required to do so. However, the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) has developed a competency exam in Chinese Herbology. Those who pass this exam are awarded the title Diplomat of Chinese Herbology (Dipl. CH) The Herbalists Guild grants professional membership to those who pass a rigorous admissions review process. A person can apply for professional membership only after being in practice for at least five years. Members use the designation RH (AHG)—Registered Herbalist, American Herbalists Guild. Merry L. Harrison, p. 15, 35

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Hydrotherapy: Also called balneotherapy. Involves the use of water in any form or at any temperature (steam, liquid, ice) for the purpose of healing. It is among the oldest and simplest of healing tools, and has been used medicinally for thousands of years by many cultures, including ancient China, Japan, India, Rome, Greece, the Americas and the Middle East. Modern hydrotherapy can be traced to the development of “water cure” spas in 19th century Europe. Many traditional and alternative practitioners prescribe baths, Jacuzzis, steam, saunas, mineral baths, wraps, rubs, flushes, fasts, enemas, colonic irrigation, douches, sitz baths and compresses. Hydrotherapy has been used to treat numerous conditions, including low back pain, hemorrhoids, skin bacteria, knee rehabilitation, labial edema during pregnancy, fibromyalgia, heart failure, arthritis, burns, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, common cold, diabetes mellitus, pain, insomnia and varicose veins. Required training: Varies. Ask your practitioner about his or her level of training and experience. Hypnotherapy: Hypnotherapy-like practices were used in ancient Egypt, Babylon, Greece, Persia, Britain, Scandinavia, America, Africa, India and China, and it is mentioned in rhe Bible, Talmud and Hindu Vedas. In the 18th century, Austrian Franz Anton Mesmer used hypnotherapy to facilitate behavioral, emotional and attitudinal changes, but when his technique failed to work for Freud, it was dismissed as quackery. However, in 1958, the American Medical Association endorsed hypnotherapy for a variety of uses. Hypnotherapy uses both the power of suggestion and trancelike states (during which body chemistry actually changes) to access the subconscious to effect change. Today it is commonly used to help people stop smoking, lose weight, control pain and overcome addictions, as well as to treat stress, sleep disorders, anxiety, fear, phobias, depression and headaches. Required training: Several organizations provide certification. Many programs

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require around 200 hours of instruction followed by an exam Marilynne Moffitt, p. 15, 38 Catherine Patillo, p. 15 Immune Augmentation Therapies: Developed by Lawrence Burton, PhD, Immune Augmentation is a cancer therapy which measures and equalizes four substances in the blood related to the immune system.

Ask your MD, ND or DO if they are trained in this therapy. Intradermal Provocative Neutralization Technique : An allergy testing and treatment technique used by some environmental medicine practitioners, Intradermal Provocative Neutralization Technique involves injecting different concentrations of the same substance into the

Naturopathic Medicine Though the term naturopathy, which literally translates as “nature disease,” wasn’t coined until the late 19th century, naturopathic medicine’s philosophical roots extend all the way back to the first of Hippocrates’ six principles: First, do no harm. In the naturopathic medical system, disease is seen as a manifestation of the natural causes by which the body heals itself. Therefore, the physician does not wage war on the disease, but rather supports the body’s inherent ability to heal itself. Diagnostic procedures include a standard physical exam, allopathic diagnostic procedures, lifestyle assessment and discussion. Naturopathic physicians may use diet and clinical nutrition, homeopathy, acupuncture, Ayurveda, herbal medicine, hydrotherapy, therapeutic exercise, spinal and soft tissue manipulation, psychological counseling, detoxification and physical therapies involving electrical current, ultrasound and light therapy. Naturopathic medicine is commonly used to treat chronic and degenerative diseases, colds, flu, viruses, HIV/AIDS, heart disease, arthritis, prostate cancer, colon cancer, digestive disorders and skin problems. It is also used to support allopathic cancer treatments, as it can minimize the side effects and help strengthen the immune system. Required training: Undergraduate pre-med, followed by a four-year, accredited, postgraduate, in-residence naturopathic medical program. In addition to the same basic sciences, diagnostics, pharmacology and minor surgery taught at conventional medical school, ND training includes therapeutic nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, classical Chinese medicine, hydrotherapy, naturopathic manipulative therapy and natural childbirth. Utah licensing laws also require one year of medical residency. Though licensed as primary physicians/general practitioners, naturopaths are not trained in major surgery or acute trauma care, and in Utah, are not licensed to prescribe Schedule 2 drugs. Full Circle Care: Leslie Peterson, ND, p. 36 Cameron Wellness Center: Todd Cameron, ND, p. 13, 36 Eastside Natural Health Clinic, Uli Knorr, ND, p. 17, 36

skin at different times to determine if the person is sensitive to that substance. When a reaction occurs, another dilution of the same substance is administered to “shut off” the symptoms. Ask your MD, ND or DO if they are trained in this technique. Injection Therapies: Mesotherapy, myofascial triggerpoint injection, prolotherapy and neural therapy are injection therapies often used by naturopathic and integrative physicians to control pain and stimulate healing. Intravenous Micronutrient Therapy [IVMT]: Some chronic conditions cause the depletion of micronutrients in the body, especially magnesium. IVMT allows high concentrations of these crucial nutrients to be absorbed into the cells. IVMT is used to treat chronic fatigue syndrome, and is being investigated as a treatment for fibromyalgia. It can also be used to boost the immune system and improve physical performance. Mesotherapy: Mesotherapy is considered mainstream medicine in France, where doctors use it regularly to treat acute sports injuries. Homeopathic medicines are injected immediately beneath the skin—a mere 1 mm to 4 mm deep—and allowed to slowly diffuse into deeper tissue for up to a week at a time. Many European physicians also use mesotherapy as a means to break down cellulite, injecting substances to stimulate the mesoderm, or middle layer of skin, which in turn improves circulation and lymphatic and venous drainage. Myofascial Triggerpoint Therapy: Myofascial trigger points are areas of muscles that become stuck in chronic spasm. Practitioners inject the points with local anesthetic to rinse out metabolic waste and allow the points to relax, restoring normal blood flow and function. Neural Therapy: Neural therapy has been widely used in Europe and South America since the 1940s, though it has only recently been introduced in North America. For reasons not completely understood, an injury in one part of the body can cause pain in another. By injecting a solution of mild anesthetic, botanicals, homeopathic medicines and nutrients into nerve sites, acupuncture points, scars or other tissues, pain can often be relieved elsewhere. Prolotherapy: Prolotherapy, sometimes called stimulated ligament repair, uses a solution of dextrose and mild local anesthetics, injected into an injured ligament or

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The boxed modalities pertain to the major systems of healthcare; the regular headings pertain to the tools. Names listed are practitioners who can be found in this issue. tendon. This causes a localized, controlled inflammation, which increases blood supply to the area and stimulates tissue repair. The American Association of Orthopedic Medicine recommends prolotherapy for relief of acute and chronic pain “emanating from the cervical spine (neck), thoracic spine (midback), lumbar spine/sacroiliac region (low back), upper limb (shoulderelbow-wrist-hand) and the lower limb (hipknee-ankle-foot).” Required training: MD, ND or DO. Integrated Awareness: Created by Lansing Barrett Gresham, Integrated Awareness works with the physical structure to revise beliefs, sending energy to or through the physical or energetic structure to facilitate increased health and happiness. Workshops consist of teaching, floor work and table sessions. Participants discover how patterns of thinking, feeling and believing manifest themselves, and how taking note of structural patterns gives insight into the beliefs that shape our lives. Required training: A series of workshops, usually over a three-year period. Jaffe-Mellor Technique/JMT: JMT is a bioenergetic system created to neutralize pathogens and accelerate the healing of worn joints, tissues and organs. JMT uses kinesiology, acupressure and other techniques to alleviate the symptoms of chronic diseases such as osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Crohn’s disease, colitis, myasthenia gravis, scleroderma and multiple sclerosis. Required training: 1- to 2-day seminar. Ask your health care practitioners if they are trained in this technique. Jala Neti: Also called nasal irrigation. A method of nasal cleansing originating in the yoga tradition. Practiced for thousands of years, it is believed to clear the sinus cavity and the mind. Physicians in the 19th century promoted nasal irrigation for routine cleansing. In modern times, nasal irrigation is becoming more widely accepted as a home remedy for treating allergies, colds and sinus infections. Growing scientific evidence supports the use of nasal irrigation for these conditions. Supporters

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of this therapy assert that it is more soothing and less expensive than many overthe-counter drugs, and it lacks side effects such as drowsiness or upset stomach that may be associated with other therapies. Delivery methods include the traditional neti (irrigation) pot, nasal sprayer, bulb syringe, cupped hand and commercially available devices. The strength of the saline solution depends on the amount of salt added to the water. Additives have included antibiotics, vasoconstrictors (which narrow the blood vessels) and buffers (which reduce acidity). Visit the internet for instructions and videos on how to use this technique. Kinesiology: Developed in 1964 by American chiropractor George Goodheart, kinesiology, also known as muscle response testing (MRT), is a hands-on biofeedback tool used to identify electromagnetic blockages in the body. By stimulating or relaxing key muscles, practitioners can diagnose and resolve a variety of problems, including structural imbalances,


joint problems, musculoskeletal imbalances, food allergies, nerve dysfunction, circulatory problems, organ or gland dysfunction, digestive disorders, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, allergies and even learning disabilities. Kinesiology is commonly used as a diagnostic tool by chiropractors and acupuncturists. (A similar practice based on kinesiology is called biokinetic testing.) Required training: Varies. Ask your practitioner about his or her level of training/experience. Ask your health care practitioners if they are trained in this technique. Massage Therapy: Massage is the most popular form of bodywork in the United States, and one of the oldest healing modalities known to humankind. Egyptian carvings dating back to 2200 BC depict foot massage. The word massage is Arabic for “stroke,” and massage therapists use everything from long, light, feathery fingertip strokes, to hacking, pummeling, cupping, plucking percussion strokes,

Osteopathy Founded by American physician Andrew Taylor Still around the time of the Civil War, osteopathy is a form of physical medicine which emphasizes the special role of the musculoskeletal system in relation to the organ systems. Today, osteopathy in the United States combines conventional medical practices with osteopathic manipulation, physical therapy and education about healthful posture and body positioning. Doctors of Osteopathy (DOs) believe the structure of the body is intimately related to its function—that joint mechanics, the action of ligaments, muscles and joint surfaces all influence the vascular and nervous systems, which in turn affect all the organs. By manipulating the musculoskeletal system, DOs aim to enhance the blood supply and nerve pathways throughout the body, thereby creating a balanced system. Diagnostic procedures include conventional allopathic procedures (such as laboratory tests and x-rays), palpation, structural exam and gait assessment. Treatment may include joint manipulation, visceral manipulation, physical therapy, postural reeducation and allopathic drugs. Osteopathic medicine has been especially effective in the treatment of spinal and joint pain, arthritis, headache, respiratory problems, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, menstrual problems, chronic pain, allergies, cardiac disease, chronic fatigue, high blood pressure, headaches, hypertension and sciatica. Required training: Doctors of Osteopathy carry the same license and scope of practice as MDs. The osteopathic curriculum mirrors allopathic training except that it emphasizes preventive medicine and specializes in musculoskeletal manipulation.

to deep tissue strokes that use the elbow to manipulate the covering (fascia) over the muscles. There are many types of massage— Swedish/Western, circulatory, Mayan abdominal, myotherapy, Jamu, Thai, lymphatic, vibrational healing (VHMT), neuromuscular, sports, seated, Okazaki restorative, hot stone, orthopedic, myofascial release, trigger point, aromatherapy—and all have slightly different focuses and purposes. Studies have proved that therapeutic physical massage reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure, and causes the brain to release endorphins, the brain’s natural opiate-like substances that promote stress reduction. Dozens of acute and long-term conditions can be improved by massage, including asthma, back pain, bronchitis, chronic fatigue, depression, edema, heart disease, hypertension, menstrual cramps, muscle spasms, PMS, Raynaud’s disease, sciatica, stress, stroke, tendonitis and varicose veins. Required training: Minimum 500 hours of training. Healing Mountain Massage School, p.5 MJ Jones, p. 35 Catherine Patillo, p. 15 Carl Rabke, p. 35 Meditation/Prayer: ”Whether you sit in meditation, bow to Mecca, or recite the rosary or the Lord’s Prayer, faith really can heal—or at least facilitate healing. Hundreds of clinical studies show that regular meditation or prayer is conducive to better health, particularly if your practice synchronizes the repetition of a word, sound or movement with the out breath. Some forms of meditation, such Transcendental Meditation, focus on an out-of-body experience, using guided imagery to find healing and relaxation outside of the body’s present experience. Body-oriented meditations, on the other hand, focus on being present in the body, and use breathing, yoga and tai chi to find joy and relaxation. Meditation has proven effective in treatment of anxiety disorders, arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic pain conditions, heart disease, high blood pressure, migraines and post-surgical recovery. Inner Light Center, p. 36, 39 Vedic Harmony, p. 39 Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa Tibetan Buddhist Temple (Red Lotus), p. 17, 39 Midwifery: Approaches childbirth as a natural, non pathological process and relies on technology only when it is med-

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Spiritual & Energy Healing Energy/spiritual healing is one of the oldest and most fundamental forms of healing. It is based on the belief that each of us carries an energetic matrix deep within, a pattern of perfect psychological and physical health upon which our bodies and minds may draw for healing. Energetic healers use energy, light and color techniques to help the client break free from afflictions and limitations of the body, mind and spirit. McKay Method School of Energy Healing, p. 19 All Saints Episcopal Church, p. 43 Eckankar, p. 17, 39 Inner Light Center, p. 36, 39 Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa Tibetan Buddhist temple, p. 39 Xuanfa Dharma Center of Utah, p. 39 Boulder Mountain Zendo, p. , 37 Dee Ann Nichols, p. 37 New Earth Potentials, p. 39 Mary Nickle, p. 38 MBSR, a practitioner must have professional experience and a graduate degree or equivalent in the fields of health care, education or other related field; teach a minimum of four eight-week MBSR courses; participate regularly in 5-10 day silent, teacher-led mindfulness meditation retreats; have professional portfolio reviewed by a team of senior MBSR teachers. Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET): Named for Dr. Devi Nambudripad, the Indian nurse/acupuncturist/chiropractor who created the technique in 1986, NAET is an amalgamation of kinesiology, acupuncture, acupressure and chiropractic. NAET practitioners believe genetic predisposition, poor digestion, exposure to toxins, overuse of antibiotics and other drugs, and poor nutrition and emotions cause allergies; and that allergies—food allergies in particular—lie at the root of virtually all imbalances and disease. Anxiety, arthritis, ADD/ADHD, auto-immune disorders, cancer, candida, colitis, depression, addictions, fibromyalgia, herpes, indigestion, joint pain, migraines, obesity and thyroid disorders have all been treated with NAET, as well as acute conditions, such as spider bites, colds and flu. The method is most commonly used by acupuncturists, though some chiropractors, allergenists and naturopaths also train in NAET. Required training: Must be licensed medical practitioner with a current license and attend one basic NAET course (two full days or 16 hours intense training), one

advanced training (two full days or 16 hours) and pass written and practical exams. Network Spinal Analysis: Network spinal analysis (NSA) is a system of assessing and contributing to spinal and neural integrity for overall health and wellness. Using precise and gentle touch, NSA practitioners reposition the spine to reduce nerve interference and restore function. During treatment, two “healing waves” develop: a breathing wave, which releases tension throughout the spine and body, and a somatopsychic (or body-mind) wave, which is associated with a dolphintype undulation or movement of the spine. Wellness profiles and clinical assessment are also used to determine a course for continued healing and improved quality of life. Network spinal analysis is used to treat a range of physical complaints including dizziness, eczema, headaches, cramps, pain and stiffness, and to improve overall wellness. Required training: Licensed chiropractor and postgraduate training, must pass written exams for certification Michael Cerami, DC, p. 23 Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP): Developed in the early 1970s by John Grinder, a professor of linguistics, and Richard Bandler, a student of mathematics and psychology, NLP can help people detect and reprogram unconscious patterns of thought and behavior in order to enhance the healing process. By asking

questions and reading autonomic body changes, NLP practitioners discover how a client relates to issues of identity, personal beliefs and life goals. They can then teach the client how to tap into a positive way of healing, based on individual methods of processing information and perspectives on the health condition. NLP has proven helpful for people suffering from AIDS, cancer, allergies, arthritis, Parkinson’s, migraines, stress-related problems and post-traumatic stress syndrome. Required training: More than 100 hours of training with a minimum of six hours of practice sessions over 6 months. Christiane Turner, p. 17 Marilyne Moffit, p. 15, 38 Ross Gigliotti, p. 33 Nutritional Therapy: These days, knowing which foods to avoid is as important as knowing which to eat. Over 2,000 food additives — artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners, texturizers, stabilizers, antimicrobials and antioxidants—are permitted by the FDA. Some may exacerbate, or create, both acute and chronic health problems. A medical nutritionist or doctor of Ayurvedic, naturopathic, integrative or Chinese medicine can assess your “biochemical individuality” to create a diet to help manage or prevent health problems. Required training: Varies. Programs range from 15 classes over a nine-month period to 260 hours and two years of courses. Ask your practitioner about his or her level of training and experience. Dave Card, p. 15 Orthomolecular Medicine: Uses natural substances, primarily vitamins, to treat disease. The term “orthomolecular” was coined by Linus Pauling, and refers to creating the optimal molecular environment for cell health. Ask your health care practitioners if they are trained in this technique. Oxygenating Therapies: Hydrogen peroxide therapy uses low doses of hydrogen peroxide, intravenously injected, to oxygenate the blood, stimulate the immune system and oxidize toxins, for treatment of acute and chronic infectious conditions. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy uses gaseous pressure greater than normal for administering oxygen in the treatment of certain diseases Ozone therapy uses ozone, an active form of oxygen gas, to oxidize (or detoxify) toxic substances and stimulate the immune system. Ozone may be adminis-

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The boxed modalities pertain to the major systems of healthcare; the regular headings pertain to the tools. Names listed are practitioners who can be found in this issue. tered by directly injecting it into a vein, by removing blood, mixing it with ozone, and re-injecting the blood, or by rectal insufflation. Ozone therapy has been used in Europe for many years to treat AIDS, cancer and chronic infections. Ask your MD, ND or DO if they are trained in these therapies. Passive Positional Therapy: A gentle, hands-on therapy for treating chronic and acute muscular pain and increasing range of motion. Therapists conduct a posture evaluation, and then place the affected muscles in a position of comfort for 90 seconds, activating an automatic resetting of muscle spindles. Passive positional therapy is used to treat pain due to injury, stress, repetitive strain, postural distortion and chronic neuromuscular conditions. Required training: Must be an LMT, plus specialized training. Ask your health care practitioners if they are trained in this technique. Polarity Therapy: Developed by Randolph Stone, DC, DO, ND, polarity therapy is a Western body/mind therapy based on the Eastern concept of chi. Polarity therapy employs massage, pressure point therapy, joint manipulation, breathing techniques, hydrotherapy, exercise, reflexology, dietary counseling and emotional balancing to remove blockages and ensure the proper flow of chi. Required training: Must be an LMT with 100 hours specialized polarity therapy training. Ask your health care practitioners if they are trained in this technique. Qigong/Tai Chi: Qigong is a 5,000-yearold self-healing art which combines meditation, relaxation, physical movement, mind-body integration and breathing exercises. Tai Chi, a system of slowly flowing movements and shifts of balance, is the physical movement aspect of qigong. The practice of qigong/tai chi has been proved to improve oxygen uptake, reduce blood pressure, slow the decline of cardiovascular power, decrease pain, increase bone density, strength, range of motion and flexibility, dissipate stress and improve

immune function. Required training: Varies. Ask your practitioner about his or her level of training/experience. Carl Rabke, p. 35 Red Lotus, p. 17, 37 Reflexology: Reflex areas in the hands and feet correlate to every area of the body, including organs and glands. By applying direct pressure to these reflex points, practitioners can release energy blockages and break down accumulations of lactic acid and calcium crystals around nerve endings. Widely used in Europe, reflexology is used to relieve stress and tension, stimulate deep relaxation, improve circulation and decrease pain. Required training: No formal training required. Ask your practitioner about his or her level of training and experience. Reiki/Seichim: Reiki is the Japanese word for universal life force energy, and practitioners of this ancient energetic healing modality act as conduits for that energy. The reiki is believed to enter through the top of the practitioner’s head and exit through the hands to be directed into the recipient’s body or energy field. Seichim (pronounced say-kim) is a Reiki system which traces its origins back to the Shin Yon Buddhists who traveled to Egypt to be initiated into the ancient mystery schools. Seichim means “mystery” or “sacred might.” Required training: No formal certification required. The term “Reiki master” traditionally signifies at least three years as a Reiki practitioner, and one year as an apprentice to a Reiki master. Conscious Journey, p. 15 Rolfing & Structural Integration: Rolfing, aka Structural Integration, invented by biochemist Ida P. Rolf, is a form of deep tissue bodywork that uses deep manipulation of the fascia, or connective tissue, to restore the body’s natural alignment, which often becomes rigid through injury, emotional trauma and inefficient movement habits. Rolfers use finger, knuckle and elbow pressure to release fascial adhesion and lift, lengthen and balance the body segments. An intense and highly effective therapy, Rolfing involves 10 sessions, each focusing on a different area of the body. Required training: 731 hour program over 12-18 months. For bodywork professionals, an accelerated 600 hour program is available for certification from the Rolf Institute. Paul Wirth, p. 19, 36 Rosen Method: Rosen Method creator Marion Rosen sees the body’s tensions as indications of unexpressed feelings and suppressed aspects of the self. Her method uses gentle touch and verbal communication to draw the client’s attention to these areas of holding, allowing them to release the associated pain, tension and emotional blockage.

Required training: A minimum of 262 hours of classroom training programs, followed by an internship consisting of extensive practical experience with clients, supervision and consultation. Shamanism: Shamanic healing is intuitive medicine at its most basic. The role of the shaman is to mediate between the visible and the invisible world: Practitioners see themselves as conduits of healing energy from a spiritual source. While healing techniques are unique to each group, all subscribe to the belief that illness results when the body’s harmony with nature is disrupted. Cures are approached first at the spiritual level, then the physical, emotional and societal. Herbs are commonly prescribed, as is laying on of hands, prayer, dietary changes, drumming, dancing, and purification through fasting and sweats. Required training: No formal license is required, though various schools across the country offer certification. Ask your practitioner about his or her level of training and experience. Dee Ann Nichols, p. 37 John Knowlton, p. 38 Naomi Silverstone, p.38 Sarah Sifers, p. 38 Sanctuary for Healing & Integration, p. 38 Elena Radford, p. 17 Stephen Proskauer, p. 38 Nick Stark, p. 33 Shiatsu: Literally meaning “finger pressure” in Japanese, shiatsu uses a firm sequence of rhythmic pressure holds on specific points for three to 10 seconds to awaken the acupuncture meridians. A widely used form of acupressure, shiatsu has been used in Japan for more than 1,000 years to treat pain and illness, and for general health maintenance. Required training: Varies. Programs can require anywhere from 150 to 500 hours of training and can be part of a more comprehensive massage training program. Ask your practitioners if they are trained in this technique. Ask your health care practitioners if they are trained in this technique. Sound Therapy: Chanting, drumming and clapping hands were the healer’s earliest tools. Sound and music have a powerful effect on the human body and brain: they can alter skin temperature, increase cerebral circulation, stimulate mental lucidity and promote mental and physical endurance. Sound therapy is now used in some hospitals (before, after and even during surgery), hospices (musical thanatology), dentist offices, therapists’ offices, nursing homes, waiting rooms and schools. Chants, nature sounds and the tones from tuning forks and crystal bowls have been proved to significantly reduce stress in surgical patients, as well as improve their ability to withstand pain. Required training: No formal license is

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required, though various schools across the country offer certification. Therapeutic Touch: Developed in 1972 by Dolores Krieger, PhD, RN, Therapeutic Touch is a form of energy work combining visualization, the laying on of hands and aura therapy. Generally there is little or no physical contact; the practitioner typically places his or her hands two to six inches away from the patient. In clinical studies, Therapeutic Touch has been shown to have physiological effects, including altering enzyme activity, increasing hemoglobin levels and accelerating the healing of wounds.


Required training: 35-hour course for certification. Ask your practitioners if they are trained in this technique. Theta Healing: Theta brain waves are associated with REM sleep and very deep meditation. Theta healing, created by medical intuitive Vianna Stibal, is an energetic/spiritual healing modality in which the practitioner goes into the theta brain wave meditative state to facilitate physical, energetic and spiritual healing. Practitioners often use theta healing in

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a complete system of healing, dating in written form back to 200 B.C. It contends that optimum health depends upon the harmonious flow of chi along the body’s meridians, and focuses on prevention, rather than treatment. Health is viewed as a balance of two opposing and inseparable forces: yin and yang. Yin represents the cold, slow, or passive principle, while yang represents the hot, excited, or active principle, and disease is believed to result when either becomes dominant. Diagnosis is based on examination of the pulses and tongue, and Muscle Response Testing (MRT) may be used as well. Practitioners use acupuncture, herbs, massage and moxibustion (burning herbs on acupuncture point). Many also employ NAET, CranioSacral massage, energy work and flower essences. Traditional Chinese medicine has been found to be most effective at treating acute infectious diseases, AIDS, allergies, autoimmune disorders, asthma, chronic degenerative diseases, diabetes, headache, heart disease, high blood pressure, gall bladder disease, all types of gynecological disorders, migraine, sciatica and sinusitis. An excellent complement to Western medicine, it can minimize the side effects of many allopathic treatments, while reinforcing their positive effects. Required training: A four-year Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM) degree, preceded by a minimum of an associate degree from an accredited college.

conjunction with other modalities, such as massage or acupuncture, to address a wide variety of health problems and spiritual and emotional issues. Required training: 2- to 4-day workshop for certification. Ask your practitioners if they are trained in this technique. Trager: Developed in 1927 by Milton Trager, MD, Trager is a form of bodywork and movement reeducation which uses gentle, rhythmical touch combined with a series of playful movement exercises. Practitioners are taught to feel how the client is holding his or her body, and by applying gentle rocking, pulling and rotational movements to the head, torso and appendages, are able to loosen tense muscles and stiff joints. The movements, in turn, provoke a sense of deep relaxation, which practitioners believe the unconscious learns to mimic. Required training: 226 hours for certification. Ask your health care practitioners if they are trained in this technique. Tui Na Chinese Bodywork: This 2,000year-old form of bodywork combines soft tissue massage, acupressure and skeletal manipulation in order to establish a more harmonious flow of chi through the body. External herbal poultices, compresses, liniments and salves may also be used to facilitate healing and energize depleted systems. Visceral Manipulation: A manual therapy consisting of light, gentle, specifically placed manual forces, visceral therapy encourages normal mobility, tone and inherent tissue motion of the viscera (internal organs) and their connective tissues. By releasing and softening scar tissue, reintroducing fluid flow, and enhancing fluid exchange. Visceral manipulation can be helpful in treating hiatal hernia, acid reflux, congested bowel, gall bladder, kidney and stomach dysfunction, incontinence, menstrual problems, varicose veins, backache, asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, sprains, carpal tunnel syndrome and postsurgical pain. Ask your massage therapists if they are trained in this technique. Yoga: Among the oldest known systems of health practiced in the world, the tenets of yoga were first set down in writing in the 2nd century BC. What distinguishes yoga (the word means “union”)

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The boxed modalities pertain to the major systems of healthcare; the regular headings pertain to the tools. Names listed are practitioners who can be found in this issue. from other forms of physical culture is its attention to the endocrine and nervous systems, which are toned and stimulated. Its physical postures, breathing exercises and meditation practices have proven to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, regulate heart rate, improve memory, motor skills and intelligence, alleviate pain, provide relief from addictions, heighten visual and auditory perceptions, enhance metabolic and respiratory functions, and retard bone marrow depletion. You needn’t be a Buddhist or gymnast to do yoga; there is neither dogma, nor extreme physicality attached to its practice. There are nearly as many types of yoga as there are postures (actually, it is said there are 8,400,000 postures). The practice of yoga is commonly prescribed by both alternative and allopathic physicians to treat asthma, cardiovascular arhythmia, thyroid disorders, menstrual problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, diabetes, fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome. It is also helpful during pregnancy, as it stretches the pelvic region and promotes deep, regular breathing. Required training: Minimum of 200 hours for certification, but many good teachers are not certified. Avenues Yoga, p. 37 Bikram Yoga-Sandy, p. 37 Charlotte Bell, p. 37 Kundalini @ Dancing Cranes, p. 3 Erin Geesaman, p. 35 Centered City Yoga, p. 37 Roz Newmark, p. 37 Shiva Centre, p. 19 The Shop Yoga Studio, p. 39 Zen Living Yoga, p. 17, 21 Zero Balancing: Based on the theory that an unseen energetic body encases the physical body like a (sometimes ill-fitting) glove. When injury or trauma occurs, the healing of these two bodies often does not occur simultaneously, which can cause physical, emotional and mental incongruities. Zero balancing uses gentle pressure at key areas of the skeleton to realign the physical with the energetic body. Required training: 150 hours for certification. u This guide also available on the Catalyst website; Save and Share!

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CATHERINE PATILLO, MASSAGE THERAPIST: Your Inner Physician, by John Upledger. This is a small, humorous, easy-to-read book that describes craniosacral and how it can help your body heal itself. DAN SCHMIDT, FELDENKRAIS PRACTITIONER: Mindful Spontaneity, by Ruthy Alon: A clear-as-a-bell guide to improving your bodymind connection. You can open this book to any page and immediately start learning how to move, feel, and live better. This could be the best $20 you ever spend.

LESLIE PETERSON, NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIAN: The Core Balance Program, by Marcelle Pick. Marcelle has created specific plans associated with particular areas of health—imbalances: neurotransmitters, adrenals, hormones, detoxification, inflammation, digestive. She also provides a good overview of how we become “imbalanced” in the first place. Lots of menus, recipes, plans. PAMELA BROWN, BOOK BUYER, GOLDEN BRAID BOOKS Food Rules: An Eater's Manual, by Michael Pollan. A pocket compendium of food wisdom from the author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food. Pollan, the nation's most trusted resource for food-related issues, offers this indispensable guide for anyone concerned about health and food.

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Charette Repertory Dance Theatre’s signature event and fundraiser, Charette, for 2012 offers a few new twists and turns—bring your Valentine to a night of “dynamic duos,” refreshments,

Storytelling, Feb. 6, 7p. Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W 3100 S. Free. 801-943-4636.

Anthropology Film Series Another collaboration—this one between the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and the U of U’s Anthropology Department. Come to the museum and visit a piece of art that will set the stage for a discussion of the film by an anthropologist with expertise in the world region. Museum tours are at 5:30 p.m., and films begin at 6 p.m. Discussion follows. Films contain adult content. Feb. 8, Captain Abu Raed—Jordan (2007). Abu Raed is an old airport janitor who has always yearned to see the world but had never been able to afford to travel. One day a group of children in his poor neighborhood assume he is a pilot and beg him to share stories of the world outside of Amman, Jordan. Through imaginary tales, a friendship forms and he sees the grim realities of the children’s home life. He takes it upon himself to make a difference. Feb. 15, Fast Runner—Canada (2001). Centuries ago, in what would become the Canadian Arctic, Atuat is promised

Film Brazil The Salt Lake Film Society and the Westminster Film Program are collaborating on the 3rd annual Ivory Tower screening series, which brings a classic film on 35mm print to the Tower Theatre for a free screening on the first Monday of each month, complete with intros and facts about the films from select Westminster film students. This month, don’t miss Terry Gilliam’s Brazil: A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state. Brazil, Feb. 6, 7p. Tower Theatre, 876 E 900 S. Free. SALTLAKEFILMSOCIETY.ORG

to the malevolent Oki, son of the leader of their tribe. But Atuat loves the good-natured Atanarjuat, who ultimately finds a way to marry her. Oki’s sister, Puja, also fancies Atanarjuat, and when she causes strife between him and his

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V-Day Love Letters It’s February, love is in the air! Come learn how to woo the one you love through the creation of love letters. Discover how to fine-tune your words to win the heart. This workshop will guide you through the process of crafting and revising the perfect love letter just in time for Valentine’s Day. Love Letters, Feb. 7, 6-9p. Salt Lake Community Writing Center, 210 E 400 S, Ste. 8. $15. SLCC.EDU/CWC

Valenteenies: Love Notes and Calling Cards

Festival Shiva Ratri Celebrate Shiva Ratri, the Night of Lord Shiva, one of the most holy nights in the Vedic tradition, at the Krishna temple in Salt Lake City. The festival will include classical Indian dance, drama, a sacred bathing ceremony of Lord Shiva, the chanting of Lord Shiva’s 108 names, music and feasting. Shiva Ratri celebration, Feb. 25, 5p. Krishna Temple, 965 E 3370 S. $2. UTAHKRISHNAS.ORG

raucous bidding and bribing and witty choreography hosted by KUED’s Ken Verdoia. Audience members are invited to bribe the judges to vote for their favorite choreographer, bid on “collectibles” from RDT’s circle of friends and watch as five new dances are created in record time. Judges include Chris Vanocur, Peter Christie, Janet Gray, Miss and Mr. Margene and the highest bidding audience member. Choreographers include Nathan and Suzie Balser, Nicholas Cendese and Natosha Washington, Jacque Bell and Bart Poulson and Melissa Anast and Stephanie Richards. CATALYST will be there! Charette, Feb. 11, 7:30-11p. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W 300 S. $30/$50 per couple. RDTUTAH.ORG

Outdoors Day Time Moon Join Wasatch State Park Naturalist to learn why the moon has phases and how the moon affects wildlife. Head outside on snowshoes; find the moon and signs of animals in the park. Day Time Moon, Feb. 18, 10a-1p. Wasatch Mountain State Park, 1281 S Warm Springs Road, Midway, UT. $5/vehicle, snowshoes available for $5. STATEPARKS.UTAH.GOV/PARKS/WASATCH

Well before the advent of text messaging, the Victorians announced their presence with tasteful calling cards and passed discrete slips of paper to arrange amorous liaisons. Participants in this lively half-day workshop combine collographs, antique dingbats, elegant zinc cuts and moveable type from the program’s collection to craft miniscule missives and charming cards. Students choose from a selection of phrases preset in metal type, set brief original messages of their own, or set their names in the manner of the traditional calling card, then letterpress print their designs on the studio’s flatbed cylinder presses. Beginners are entreated to attend this delightful printing excursion, as are more accomplished lady and gentleman printers. Valenteenies, Feb. 11, 9a-2p. Book Arts Studio, J. Williard Marriott Library Level 4, 295 S 1500 E. $45 w/ $20 materials fee. BOOKARTSPROGRAM.ORG

Health Wednesday Lunch Health Workshop Series Join Sheryl Seliger, LCSW, for these health-oriented lunchtime workshops. Feb. 15 is Quiet Mind: Meditation for stress relief and better sleep. On Feb. 29, check out Chronic Pain and Fatigue: Understanding the many causes and treatment options. Wednesday Lunch workshops, 11:30a-12:15p workshop, 12:15-12:30p lunch and conversation. $15 suggested donation, light refreshment provided. 1446 S 900 E. 801-556-8760.

The Obert C. and Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center presents

2012 Tanner Lecture on Human Values

Abraham Verghese, MD, MFA "Two Souls Intertwined" Exploring the relationship of patients and physicians, the bond between medicine and the humanities, and Verghese's roles as writer and physician

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 7pm Kingsbury Hall Free; tickets required. Box office: 801.581.7100

Information at Science Night Live! an interactive event

Wellness Fair Free screening on blood pressure, glucose and strength; blood bank mobile; massage; yoga and nutrition classes; free flu shots, children’s activities and more. Wellness Fair, Feb. 18, 12-4p. St. James Episcopal Church, 7486 Union Park Ave. 801-467-3615, FACEBOOK.COM/WELLNESSFAIR

“Darwin’s Favorite Birds Enter the Molecular Age” Feb. 29 • 5:30 p.m. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

242 South Main St. Next to Sam Weller’s Books. Must be 21.

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Samba Fogo does Carnival in SLC BY AMY BRUNVAND

’ve heard people call the 24th of July “Mormon Mardi Gras,” but other than being a big parade it’s not that much like the one in New Orleans. The 2012 Days of ’47 theme is “Pioneers—Building on the Dream,” bound to generate a parade of sunbonneted women in modest gingham dresses and beauty queens in white prom attire who look like they are heading first to the altar and then to the Celestial Kingdom. Catholic Mardi Gras is a different ball of wax. It’s the last hurrah before Lent, those 40 days before


towering high heels, clad in glittering beads and fluttering ostrich feathers, leading fantastically costumed samba-school drum bands. Like the United States, Brazil historically suffered the curse of slavery but also gained the blessing of African cultural influences. Samba music, drumming and dancing comes directly from African traditions, and nowadays Samba is an ingrained part of Brazilian cultural identity. Lorin Hansen, artistic director of the Brazilian dance company Samba Fogo in Salt Lake City explains, “You have Samba schools

from Brazil, says the name came from the fact that before she learned Samba she performed with fire. “I started as a fire dancer and then found modern dance at the University of Utah, and then discovered Brazilian dance and folded it together in one big show. And it’s working.” It takes self-loving confidence to get out there and perform. “We call it a celebration of self, and we

Samba music, drumming and dancing comes directly from African traditions and nowadays Samba is an ingrained part of Brazilian cultural identity. Easter when good Christians are supposed to be even better to prepare for all that good behavior, you have to pack enough fun into a single day to last for over a month, and that’s what Carnival is all about. Mardi Gras is on February 21 this year, so mark your calendar! The largest Carnival celebration in the world takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where fabulous Samba queens parade through the streets in bikinis that range from teenyweeny to practically invisible on

that are large organizations of drummers and dancers. They spend all year gearing up for the next Carnival with new costumes and floats. Each year they have a song and a theme. Every school has a queen at the very front of the parade, and she’s the best dancer at the school that year. It’s an old tradition, and it’s a big deal to become a queen. The word fogo means “fire” in Portuguese. Hansen, who despite her enthusiasm for Samba is not

emphasize that in our dance classes,” she says. Samba Fogo doesn’t have a Mardi Gras gig this year (they are busy moving), but you can see them perform in the Ring Around the Rose children’s series on February 11. If you want to be a Samba queen yourself, you can enter a competition/fundraiser on March 10. The contest is open to anyone. “You get two minutes with the band and choreograph a little solo for yourself,” says Hansen. “We invite peo-

ple from the Brazilian community and dance community to be on the judging panel. We are going to invite Mayor Corroon, too.” And what if you want, but don’t happen to own, a jeweled bikini and a set of ostrich plumes? No problem. Samba Fogo has outfits to rent for $50/night, a real bargain compared to the thousands of dollars it might cost to purchase. It takes more than a costume to win, however. You have to be the best dancer, and you can practice at Samba Fogo’s Thursday night dance lessons. Hansen encourages newcomers to give it a try. “It’s open to all levels,” she says, “ We get people from all different backgrounds. It’s a welcoming, nurturing community, and you can come and dance your butt off.” Samba Fogo is also looking for percussionists, especially experienced drummers. “We’ve had so much growth, and we want to expand our program but we need more experienced drummers to come and play with us and get excited about Samba and spread the word, ” says Hansen, adding, “We are willing to train.” So maybe Salt Lake City could learn something from Brazil: If you want to have Carnival-level fun, you have to put some real effort into it. Frankly, I’m hoping to see some Samba queens dancing in the Days of 47 Parade one of these days. u Amy Brunvand is a librarian at the University of Utah and a dance enthusiast.

• CLASS: Afro-Brazilian— Thursdays, 6:30-8 pm, SLC Arts Hub, 663 West 100 South • CONCERT: Samba Fogo at Ring Around the Rose concert for kids; Feb 11, 11 am, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W Broadway. RDTUTAH.ORG/FORKIDS.HTML • CONTEST: Samba Queen Contest. March 10. SugarSpace • FESTIVAL: Utah Brazilian Festival, March 2012 (TBA): UTAHBRAZILIANFESTIVAL.COM SAMBAFOGO.COM





638 S. State St. Salt Lake City 800.501.2885

The Nature of Things Lecture: Randy Olson Scientist-turned-filmmaker Randy Olson will highlight the crucial role of storytelling in communicating science in his lecture, “Storytelling: Clear Proof Scientists Descended from Humans. Olson was a tenured professor of marine biology at the University of New Hampshire before entering film school at the University of Southern California. Randy Olson lecture, Feb. 9, 7-9p. Main Library, 210 E 400 S. Free. WWW.NHMU.UTAH.EDU/NATURE

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Tanner Lecture: Two Souls Intertwined Novelist, physician and Stanford professor Abraham Verghese will explore his roles as a doctor and writer, the relationship of patients and physicians, and the bond between medicine and the humanities. His novel, Cutting for Stone, is set in Ethiopia and in the U.S. It is written of a time in Ethiopia when the old order gave way to the new, a time of great loss for the author himself, who had to leave the country even though he had been born there. Tanner Lecture, Feb. 16, 7p. Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E President’s Circle. Free. WWW.TANNERLECTURES.UTAH.EDU

Art Georges Rouault: Circus of the Shooting Star If you’ve ever considered running away to join the circus, go to the Utah Museum of Fine Art first, for the etchings and wood engravings of French artist Georges Rouault (1871-1958). Rouault was fascinated by the world of the circus, a place where superficial spectacle was often underscored by the performers’ sadness. From 1926-1938, Rouault worked with Parisian art dealer and publisher Ambrose Vollard to create this illustrated book project. The portfolio includes an introduction of 17 color etchings with aquatint, followed by 82 wood engravings illustrating the text. Rouault intended to strip away the “spangles” of the clown’s costume and reveal the “reflection of paradise lost,” adding a humanizing element to a subject that had been represented in art since antiquity. Special event on Feb. 18: Art of the Circus Family celebration—circus-themed art event just for families. Enjoy a treasure hunt, face painting, art activities and more. Free admission. Georges Rouault exhibition, Feb. 3-May 13. Utah Museum of Fine Arts Emma Eccles Jones Education Gallery, 410 Campus Center Dr. WWW.UMFA.UTAH.EDU

Richard Louv As part of the Exuberant Sustainability Symposium sponsored by the Office of Sustainability at the University of Utah, Richard Louv will speak about the connections among family, nature and community. Louv is a journalist and author of eight books. His newest, The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder offers a vision of the future in which our lives are as immersed in nature as they are in technology. Louv suggests this future is available to all of us right now and offers better psychological, physical and spiritual health for people of every age. Louv’s previous book, Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, translated into 10 languages and published in 15 countries, stimulated an international conversation about the relationship between children and nature. Richard Louv lecture, Feb. 16, 2-3:30p. Fine Arts Auditorium, Film and Media Arts Building, 370 S 1530 E. Free. WWW.ARCH.UTAH.EDU

The Nature of Things Keynote: Dr. Brian Greene Dr. Brian Greene will address the concepts behind time and space to reveal the importance of understanding science in his keynote lecture, “Why Science Matters.” Greene is a theoretical physicist and string theorist. The Columbia professor is the author of a number of science books intended for the general public, including The Elegant Universe, Icarus at the Edge of Time, The Fabric of the Cosmos and The Hidden Reality. Brian Greene lecture, Feb. 29, 7-10p. Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E President’s Circle. $10. WWW.NHMU.UTAH.EDU/NATURE

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The online lovelife It’s all about the story BY LEE ANN MCCONNELL

ive weeks ago, my 30-year-old son assured me that online dating was the only way I was going to meet someone new. I’ve been single for over a year. “Mom, even if someone out in public thinks you’re hot, he’s not going to approach you. For all he knows, you’re married. And even if he did approach you, you’d think he was a freak. And we all know what a shitstorm blind dates are.” So he and my daughter set me up with a profile on MATCH.COM so I could “cruise” the site. So began my relationship with online dating. My good friend Josh has been online dating for years. I turned to him with questions about this curious new community. His counsel was simple: “Nothing, and I mean nothing, can substitute for face time. Your only goal when you find someone you might be interested in is to meet them. You might read something and create a whole story about that guy, but until you meet him it is just a story. And your goal is not to have a first date. No. Your goal is to have a 20-minute coffee interview at a coffee shop with easy parking in the event you need a speedy getaway. It only takes a few minutes to suck down a coffee. You’re out very little.” He used the word “cutthroat.” I gulped. I was unprepared for the two dozen emails in my box the next morning. My daughter had already enthusiastically started to comb through them so I’d not be overwhelmed. It’s good to have a personal assistant. So I dutifully began to set up my coffee inter-


LOVE & IMAGINATION views. And it was just like Josh said. What you have imagined about someone is a very different animal than the person sitting across the table. The nice person in front of you may have everything going for them with a kind and loving heart, yet there’s no juice between you. It doesn’t matter if on paper someone has everything you think you require; without electricity or chemistry, this is not going to be a match. It is startling how quickly you can know. It can take less than three seconds. I see what Josh means by “cutthroat.” I realized early on that this matching process has little to do with reality. As I cross-referenced people’s profiles, some themes began to manifest. When participants tell about themselves in their bios and give a little information about what they’re looking for, the currents of their history and hopes for the future are unmistakable. One gentleman petitioned the women he hoped to attract by saying, “Help! I’ve been here a long time with no success and am getting off this site soon, but am still hopeful. We all know that this dating smorgasboard is a setup for failure; that no one takes any one date very seriously because they know they can always go back to the site and select a new entree.” I recently learned about a woman who has been online dating for five years. She has been on hundreds of dates. When asked about why she doesn’t like this guy or that guy, her responses are vague—Jerry Seinfeld “her hands were too big” responses. “I really liked this one guy, but

It is a lot like reading a novel. We form pictures and ideas about the characters. We flesh out and fill in the blanks of the initial, limited profile that catches our interest. he didn’t smell the way I imagined someone ought to smell.” The mere volume of men she has dated seems to have diluted the potential for a real-life experience. How could a setup like this attract so many when results so often seem to result in disappointment? Not because there aren’t solid, appealing people on the site. That’s not it at all. It is because we humans are superb writers of fiction and because we are so good at believing our stories. Any date that has its origins in cyberspace is going to be loaded with fantasy. I have made it my business to ask people about their online dating experiences, and this is what I usually hear: Online dating users begin to create a story about someone they have first contacted through a wink (a way to catch some-

one’s attention without actually having to communicate with them), through listing them as a favorite (another way to catch someone’s attention without actually having to communicate), and with the onset of emails. It is a lot like reading a novel. We form pictures and ideas about the characters. We flesh out and fill in the blanks of the initial, limited profile that catches our interest. Then come the text messages and phone calls, if you have graduated to that level of trust. These preliminary stages can sometimes go on for weeks, perpetuating a mythical, but powerful, idea of who someone is. I showed my daughter what I thought was a particularly sweet text from a man I had yet to meet. She just rolled her eyes and said, “Mom. It’s like watching reruns. Like Groundhog Day. None of this is real. One wise man said to me in his first email, echoing Josh’s admonitions, “We can talk until the cows come home, but there’s no substitute for face time.” And more often than not, when dating partners finally do come face to face, there is a kind of confusion, with at least one party swallowing the unexpressed words, “But you’re not the person I wrote into my story; you have nothing to do with what’s inside my head!” A single friend recently confided that some of his best dates consist of a nice text messaging exchange, usually with women he’s met only briefly and who live out of state. “I can just make it up, you know? I’m good at picturing who I want these women to be.” He admitted that the problem with this is that as loose as these connections are, they provide enough of a distraction to keep him from forging a real, upclose and personal connection. Of course, meeting someone face-to-face doesn’t mean the stories we tell ourselves stop. Author and teacher Byron Katie points out a common practice: “I meet you. I tell myself a story about you and I turn myself on. I meet you, tell myself a story about you and turn myself off. What does any of that have to do with you?” Here’s the thing. That gentleman who has had no luck at all with the dating smorgasbord but still has hope can’t help himself. None of us can. Because, like it or not, to be human is to hope. Hope, in appropriate measure, is what keeps us going. How many times have we seen a friend endure a really bad breakup, only to see them climb back into the saddle way before we ever thought possible, opening their heart all over again? We might shake our heads and mutter. Or we might let ourselves glimpse the wonder of the human spirit and the relentless pull in us that urges us forward, no matter the shambles we have found ourselves in, the seductions we have awakened from or the betrayals we have endured. Regardless of the questionable packaging, online dating is yet another magnet for the part of us that says “yes” to life’s offerings. u Lee Ann McConnell, who has written for CATALYST before, recently returned to Salt Lake City after a four year stay in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. She is a licensed clinical social worker.




Ideas, profiles, products & news for all things animal BY CAROL KOLEMAN

ABC’s of natural health Animal edition Acupuncture, developed in southern China, follows the philosophy that normal health is the result of a continuous circulation of energy called Qi through the body. Interruption in the flow of this energy creates blockages which may lead to illness. These blockages can occur through trauma such as wounds or exposure to wind, damp and cold. The object of acupuncture treatment is to re-establish normal energy flow. Needling releases endorphins and changes the way the brain and the nervous system recognizes an area of disease, a sort of “waking up” of the immune and circulatory systems. Acupuncture can help treat hip displasia, back pain, incontinence, epilepsy, and other problems.

Homeopathy is based on the principle “like cures like.” This system of medicine utilizes microdoses of natural

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. —Chinese proverb

substances such as herbs, bark, seeds, berries, flowers and minerals. Homeopathic and herbal remedies (such as Bach Flower Essences’ Rescue Remedy Natural Stress Relief for Pets) calm the animal in stressful situations like separation anxiety, adapting to new surroundings, fear of loud noises, or excessive barking or hissing. There are behavioral treatments for everything from compulsive behavior, hyperactivity and socialization problems, as well as treatments for physical issues such as incontinence, digestive problems and blood sugar levels.

muscle soreness and spasms, helping atrophied muscles work correctly, and relieving pain and discomfort that come with arthritis and hip dysplasia.

Hydrotherapy, also known as aquatherapy, has been around in some form or other since ancient Egyptian times. In our modern animal world, it focuses on physical rehabilitation through exercise in water by swimming, or walking on a submerged treadmill. This encourages a full range of motion without causing stress on damaged tissues, promoting muscle tone and tissue repair. Hydrotherapy is used to treat arthritis, orthopedic conditions, neurological conditions, muscle, ligament and other soft tissue injuries. It also improves general fitness, cardiovascular stamina and muscle tone, and is considered a natural anti-inflammatory through its ability to reduce tissue swelling.

Reiki, meaning “spiritual energy,” is a Japanese energy healing system used originally for spiritual development and used today for “hands-on” physical, mental or emotional healing. Reiki works toward perfect energetic balance; it always finds the origin of the problem and rebalances and clears energy flow. For healthy animals, Reiki enhances relaxation and provides a sense of peace and contentment. For sick animals, it is a complement to western medicine and all other forms of healing, and for dying animals, Reiki provides comfort, relief from pain, fear and anxiety, and eases the transition to death.

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Massage therapy addresses physical and mental health by increasing circulation and helping to eliminate toxins and wastes from the body, improving joint flexibility, muscle tone (particularly beneficial for older and performance animals), attitude, and ability to focus for behavior, training and performance. Behavior and temperament problems are helped by the trust that is gained through touch, calming a nervous or hyper pet, helping a shy or submissive pet feel more secure and relaxing an aggressive or dominant pet. Massage also helps injury recovery or chronic conditions by providing relief from

Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later. —Mary Bly


Far Infrared Therapy (FIR) has been around awhile in the form of ceramic heaters for poultry farms, aquarium heaters for reptiles, and leg wraps and blankets for horses. Infrared is a radiant energy source, providing heat similar to the warmth felt in sunshine without harmful ultraviolet rays. The dry heat of this modality does not encourage sweating. For pets, FIR is available in several options such as wraps, beds, panels and lights. Every cell that FIR penetrates (about three inches below the fur) is surrounded by water that vibrates, releasing toxins, pain and blocked energy, stimulating blood flow and regenerating tissue growth for healing wounds. Helpful for post-surgery recovery, arthritis, injury, accident recovery, painful strains, muscles or joints and pets who require extra warmth and care.

Laser therapy is an advanced modality for the treatment of inflammatory or painful conditions like arthritis, back pain, wounds, ear and nasal problems, bladder problems, and surgery. Continuous laser acts quickly on inflammation, stimulating blood and lymphatic circulation, and induces fast reabsorption of fluid build-ups. Pulsed laser emissions have an immediate effect on pain but not much effect on inflammation.

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February 2012



What’s new around town BY CAROL KOLEMAN Many new and changed locations this month for some of your favorite studios, and a lot of action going on at Trolley Square.

workout. The preparation methods are lighter, using little oil, and stay away from high heat by using steam for non-raw dishes. Many of the recipes use super foods that heal your body and work with your natural energy to make you feel better. The cafe also serves fresh pressed juices, smoothies, coffee/tea, elixirs and shakes. For those of you who haven't seen all the new building going on at Trolley Square, you may not easily find Cafe SuperNatural. The closest entrance is off 600 S, northwest of Desert Edge Brew Pub. Café SuperNatural is open daily. CAFESUPERNATURAL.COM

Get your dance on with Ecstatic Dance at its new home, Prana Yoga in Trolley Square. Their schedule remains the same, dancing every first and third Sat., 7pm-9pm. MEETUP.COM/ECSTATICDANCESLC Sam Weller Books on Main Street was a mainstay for book-lovers for decades. That store recently relocated to the southwest quadrant of Trolley Square. The new name is Weller Book Works. SAMWELLERS.COM

Chile, sage, sweet juniper, whisky—the things people do with chocolate these days. The tastes of the Southwest are what’s helping make the Red Desert Candy Company in Torrey, Utah a success. Along with its affiliate, Castle Rock Cafe, the candy company was named the 2011 Wayne County Business of the Year by the County Association of Governments for increasing jobs and boosting the county’s economy. REDDESERTCANDY.COM

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Roz Newmark, Charlotte Bell, and Sonia Witte (l-r) have formed a new group called Salt Lake Yoga Collective. The three teachers share a commitment to teaching small classes with personalized attention focusing on the individual growth of their students. Each teacher offers classes at the International Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Institute at 865 East 500 South while supporting each other’s work through referrals, sharing of space and supplies and publishing a combined schedule.

Sam Weller Books on Main

In January, Yoga Path moved to a new studio space at 866 East 123rd South in Draper. In celebration of their move, they are expanding their schedule to accommodate our busy lives. YOGA-PATH.ORG

Café SuperNatural is the third restaurant for chef Ian Brandt (Sage’s Café and Vertical Diner being the other two). Located in the northwest quadrant of Trolley Square, the new café offers a plant-based, peanut- and gluten-free menu with raw, steamed or lightly cooked foods. . Cafe SuperNatural continues with the same core philosophy as the other cafes by using local produce and organic products, holding a zero waste policy, and by providing diners with a healthful way to eat sustainably. But what sets it apart from Sage’s, Vertigo Diner and every other restaurant in SLC (save Omar's Rawtopia) is its totally non-gluten menu. Brandt says Cafe SuperNatural was designed to fit into a relatively new genre of food called Spa Cuisine, which is food that you can eat after your yoga session for example, without feeling as if you negated your workout. In fact, it’s meant to feed your body in a way that enhances your

Weller Book Works in Trolley Square

After some 33 years at the old Garfield Elementary School, the Visual Art Institute (VAI) has relocated to 2901 S. Highland Drive, in the building formerly occupied by Exotica Imports. The 34-year-old nonprofit provides high-quality art classes to children, teens and adults. VISUALARTINSTITUTE.ORG

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Pinnacle Performance has moved to a spacious new studio at 1515 South 100 East in Sugar House. Pinnacle incorporates components of Pilates, Gyrotonic, yoga, functional training and other modalities. It is also a host site for Polestar Pilates education and certification. Acupuncture, massage, meditation, nutritional consultation, and Feldenkrais classes are also available. PILATES@PINNACLE4PERFORMANCE.COM

Last month CATALYST’s idol Bill Moyers returned to KUED TV with an hourlong Sunday morning talkshow, “Moyers & Company.” The show features conversations with scholars, artists, activists, scientists, philosophers and newsmakers who bring insight and meaning to important topics. The best parts are Moyers’ own insights on society and government. “In a multimedia marketplace saturated with shallow sound bites and partisan name-calling, Moyers & Company digs deeper,” says KUED's Mark Dickson. “I’m coming back because in tumultuous times like these I relish the company of people who try to make sense of the tumult,” Moyers writes in an online letter to his fans. “Journalism has long been for me a continuing course in adult education. Given what’s happening in this country, it’s time to sign up for more classes. The lack of civility and common sense that has paralyzed our democracy, the vast economic and social inequality that sends both left and right raging into the streets, the corrosive influence of money in politics – we're in a tailspin with little hope for a course correction from our elected leadership or corporate-dominated media. The need for voices of reason, simple and eloquent, has rarely been stronger.” We’re with you, Bill. Tune in Sundays, 11 a.m., at KUED, Channel 7.

SUZANNE WAGNER One of Utah & California’s Top Psychics Integral Numerology Class in Orem, UT Feb 25-26, 2012. Cost $200 for the weekend. Channeling Class in Orem, UT April 27-29, 2012. Cost $200 for the weekend. Fri evening and all day Sat and Sun. Suzanne will be working in Salt Lake City doing private sessions Feb 23-March 1, and April 27-May 3, 2012. Address: 1805 Severn Dr, Holladay, UT 84124. Cost for in-person or phone consultations: $80 per hour, $50 per half hour.



February 2012



n January 5, the American yoga world was upended. Yoga, the ancient practice that Americans have adopted in increasing numbers over the past 10 years, had its dark side exposed by an extensive article in The New York Times. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer William Broad, the article first appeared on the web with the inflammatory title, “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body.” A few days later the article appeared in the New York Times Magazine under a title that was only slightly less incendiary. The article made huge waves in the yoga world. Pointing to several cases of serious injuries—from hip replacements to sudden stroke—all of which happened in the 1970s, the author highlighted yoga’s physical dangers. While I question the author’s use of 40-year-old anecdotes to make his case, I feel that the conversation he started is long overdue.


“When all effort is relaxed” How (not) to wreck your body doing yoga BY CHARLOTTE BELL

If we took only the concept of non-harming to heart and practiced asana through this filter, practice in the West would look very different. There are many reasons for the rise in yoga injuries in the past 10 years. More people are practicing; of course, there will be more injuries. The rise of high-volume, quickie trainings that have produced thousands of well-meaning but undertrained yoga teachers is certainly a factor, and an important issue that deserves a conversation of its own. But I see this as a symptom of a deeper issue. The root of the issue is that we have imported only one fragment—asana, the physical practice—of an ancient Eastern practice into contemporary Western culture. The problem with plopping one component of a practice as vast and deep as yoga into a completely different culture is one of context. In the West, we are conditioned from an early age to interpret physical endeavors through the lens of competition. Think about it: We watch competitive team sports for entertainment. Even sports where the judging is clearly subjective— think ice-skating and gymnastics—are competitive. For many of us, physical endeavors like running, hiking and bicycling are subject to the “no pain, no gain” conditioning we’ve all grown up with. We almost expect to injure ourselves in

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physical practice, so on the surface, yoga injuries might seem completely normal. Let me clarify that I’m not knocking competition. I grew up going to Cincinnati Reds games and watching the Olympics, and I still enjoy these things. I’m also not saying, “Western culture = bad, Eastern culture = good.” I’m simply pointing out that most of us have been conditioned passively, simply by growing up here, to equate physical activity with striving for excellence, winning and pushing ourselves hard to get there. This is neither good nor bad. It is simply the context from which most of us, at least initially, will perceive and interpret asana practice because that is the lens with which we are most familiar. When competition, striving and forcing are our context, yoga injuries are likely to occur. Yoga is not just about poses. Yoga is a comprehensive eight-limbed system that encompasses mental, physical, and spiritual practices. For

thousands of years, yogis studied and practiced the first two limbs—yamas (ethical precepts) and niyamas (personal practices)—before beginning to practice asana. Integrating concepts such as non-harming, truthfulness, self-reflection, contentment, wise use of energy, non-greed and selflessness—and practicing from this foundation— creates a very different context for learning asana than “no pain, no gain” does. Most people coming to yoga practice for the first time are not interested in philosophy, however. This is why it is important for teachers to have at least begun the lifelong process of integrating the yamas and niyamas into their own lives. When we as teachers come from an integrated practice of the yamas and niyamas, we are less likely to transfer a competitive message to our students. When the yamas and niyamas become our context, our students are more likely to act from this context. If we took only the concept of non-harming to heart and practiced asana through this filter, practice in the West would look very different. As it is, we watch classmates, teachers, and the plethora of YouTube videos and magazine photos of people doing fancy poses, and we think this is “advanced” yoga. We judge ourselves as either good yogis or bad yogis based on how we measure up to these images. Judging ourselves in this way is not only antithetical to non-harming, it is also antithetical to how the yoga tradition defines mastery of asana. The Yoga Sutras define mastery of asana as the point “when all effort is relaxed and the mind is absorbed in the Infinite.” There’s no mention of “perfecting poses” or performing “advanced” poses. The idea that some poses are advanced and others beginning is purely a modern invention. Until the British colonized India and introduced gymnastics, the majority of asanas were simple, seated poses designed to prepare one’s body for sitting meditation. If we practiced from the context of yoga’s radically different idea of mastery, far fewer yoga injuries would occur. Instead of trying to force our bodies into poses that are structurally unachievable for the vast majority of people, we would instead relax into the pose we are in at the present moment, and the practice that is appropriate for our bodies right now—no matter what it looks like or how seemingly simple it is. The freedom that the yoga tradition promises is available not through fancy poses, but by relaxing into the pose of this moment, here and now. u Charlotte Bell is a yoga teacher, author and musician who lives in Salt Lake City. Visit her at WWW.CHARLOTTEBELLYOGA.COM.

How the Eight Limbs of Yoga promote healthy practice Yama: The yamas teach us to approach practice with honesty, generosity and the spirit of non-harming. Niyama: The niyamas teach us about contentment, self-study, and that our practice is not just about ourselves, that it is for the benefit of all beings. Asana: The sutras say, “The physical posture should be steady and comfortable.” Pranayama: Breathing practices show us how to practice with the continuity of our breath in mind, so that we don’t move beyond the limits of our body’s ability to breathe freely. Pratyahara: Pratyahara teaches us how not to become attached to the pleasant—or unpleasant—sensations we feel in practice. Dharana: Dharana steadies the mind so that we can see more clearly what is happening in our bodies as we practice. Dhyana: Dhyana refines our awareness of the experiences of each passing moment. Samadhi: Gives us a taste of the settling of the mind into silence—the true definition of yoga.

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NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS Cameron Wellness Center 3/12 801-486-4226. 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&#x20AC;&#x153;an apple a dayâ&#x20AC;?? Dr. Cameron is a family practitioner. He takes care of you. He cares. WWW.DRTODDCAMERON.COM

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MISCELLANEOUS LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION Alliance Francaise of Salt Lake City 7/12 801-501-7514. 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 LEGAL ASSISTANCE Schumann Law. 801.631.7811, ESTATEPLANNINGFORUTAH.COM. MEDIA Catalyst. 801-363-1505. 140 McClelland, SLC. CONTACT@CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET.

KRCL. 90.9 FM, KRCL.ORG KUER. 90.1 FM, KUER.ORG MUSICIANS FOR HIRE Idlewild 10/12 801-268-4789, 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 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING Healing Mountain Massage School FB 801-355-6300. 363 S. South 500 East, Ste. 210 (enter off of 500 E.). 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 SPACE AVAILABLE For workshops, classes, ongoing groups 801-596-0147 Ext. 41, 5801 S Fashion Blvd, Ste. 250, Murray, UT. Center for Transpersonal Therapy. TWO large plush spaces. 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. Two rooms available. 8/12 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Adopt-a-Native-Elder 6/12 801-474-0535. Adopt-A-Native-Elder is seeking office/warehouse volunteers in Salt Lake City every Tuesday and Friday 10 am-noon. Come and join a wonderful group of people for a fascinating and gratifying experience. We also need volunteers with trucks and SUVs, donating their expenses, to transport supplies for Spring and Fall Food Runs, Navajo reservation community

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RDT Community School. 801-534-1000. 138 W. Broadway. FB MARTIAL ARTS Red Lotus School of Movement 8/12 740 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 Tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ai Chi, Wing Chun Kung-Fu, and Tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ai Chi Chih (qi gong exercises). Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classes in Wing Chun KungFu. Located downstairs from Urgyen Samten Ling Tibetan Buddhist Temple. WWW.REDLOTUSSCHOOL.COM, REDLOTUS@REDLOTUS.CNC.NET YOGA INSTRUCTORS Mindful Yoga: Charlotte Bell 801-355-2617. 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 Songlines of the body ~ Mapping your way home 7/12 801-328-4456. Roz Newmark, 865 E. 500 So. Skillful yoga & joyful movement. Taught with an open hand and heart. Guided by a body seasoned with 30 years of experience as a professional dancer and dedicated yogi. Come join a class or call for more information. Rest in the clear voice of your body's wisdom. Tues. 4:30-6 p. (gentle yoga), Wed, 7:30-9a. YOGA STUDIOS Avenues Yoga 1/13 68 K Street, SLC. 801-872-YOGA (9642). Avenues Yoga is a friendly, down-to-earth place where all are welcome. We offer classes for all body types and ability levels, from Yoga Nidra and Restorative, to Power, Flow, and Core. Free Intro to Yoga every Saturday at 11:45am. Introductory Special $39 one month unlimited. Bikram Yogaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Sandy 12/11 801-501-YOGA (9642). 9343 S. 1300 East. Introductory Offer: $29 for 30 days unlimited yoga (Utah residents only). 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. All teachers are certified. 36 classes offered, 7 days a week. Community Class: 1st Saturdays

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Centered City Yoga 9/12 801-521-YOGA (9642). 918 E. 900 S. Centered City Yoga is often likened to that famous TV â&#x20AC;&#x153;hangoutâ&#x20AC;? where everybody knows your name, sans Norm (and the beer, of course). We offer more than 100 classes a week, 1,000 hourteacher trainings, and monthly retreats and workshops to keep Salt Lake City CENTERED and SANE. WWW.CENTEREDCITYYOGA.COM Shiva Centre. 2065 E. 21st So. 801.485.5933. WWW.SHIVACENTRESLC.COM.

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Intuitive Journeys INTUITIVEJOURNEYS.NING.COM FB Margaret Ruth 801-575-7103. My psychic and tarot readings are a conversation with your guides. Enjoy MR’s blog at WWW.CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET & send me your ideas and suggestions. WWW.MARGARETRUTH.COM Suzanne Wagner. 707-354-1019. WWW.SUZWAGNER.COM. MEDIUMS Mateylah—Human Angel for Hire 10/11 Readings & Advice, Divinenergywork with Vocal Toning, Ghostbusting, Demonslaying, Missing Object Pet and People Locating, Communication with the Other-side, House/Business Blessings, Spiritual Teaching, Telepathic Communication, Spiritual Counseling and more. Email MATEYLAH@YAHOO.COM for full brochure. WWW.FACEBOOK/MATEYLAH Darryl Woods 801-824-4918. WWW.READINGSBYDARRYL.COM. WORKSHOPS, TRAINING McKay Method School of Energy Healing.. 877.767.2425. SAHAJHEALING.COM. FB Monroe Institute Excursion Workshop. 970.683.8194. WWW.CINDYLYN.COM FB

PSYCHOTHERAPY & PERSONAL GROWTH COACHING, FACILITATING Access Consciousness™ BARS Class 801-549-7090. Class is one 8-hour day, held on 3rd Sundays. The Bars would be the equivalent of reflexology on the head, only the points are just touched. Exchange body parts for areas of your life (peace & calm, communication, etc.). What will it take for you to be at the next class? WWW.BARS.ACCESSCONSCIOUSNESS.COM/ACCESS-BARSCLASS.ASP, DELISHUSB@GMAIL.COM 7/12

Create Your Life Coaching 10/11 801-971-5039. Life Coach Terry Sidford— Balance. Vision. Purpose. Call for a FREE consultation today! WWW.CREATEYOURLIFECOACHING.NET

The Work of Byron Katie 7/12 801-842-4518. Kathy Melby, Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie. The Work is a simple way to access your own wisdom and lead a happier life. Specializing in developing loving relationships, relieving depression, and improving your outlook on life. Individuals, couples, families, groups and retreats. WWW.THEWORK.COM

Teri Holleran, LCSW 8/12 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.

Access Consciousness™ Bars Facilitator 801-557-7033. Julie Merwin. Who would you be without your limitations? Access Consciousness offers tools & processes that allow you to transform every area of your life. Consciousness is the beginning of choosing & generating the life you truly desire, starting with an energetic process called “the Bars.” Sessions/classes available. WWW.ACCESSCONSCIOUSNESS.COM 7/12

Jan Magdalen, LCSW 1/12 801-582-2705, 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.

SUPPORT GROUPS Alcoholics Anonymous 6/12 801-484-7871. For the Alcoholic who still suffers. SALTLAKEAA.ORG or call: central office.

Utah Twelve-Step Intergroup Network WWW.UTIN.ORG, 801-359-HEAL (4325). Salt Lake area meeting schedule. Are you trying to change your life? Looking for a 12-step anonymous (like AA) support group? Meeting schedules & contact information for: Adult children of alcoholics, codependents, debtors, eating disorders, nicotine, recovering couples, sexaholics, sex addicts, love addicts and workaholics. THERAPY/COUNSELING Jeff Bell, L.C.S.W. 4/12 801-364-5700, 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 8/12 801-596-0147. 5801 S Fashion Blvd, Ste. 250, Murray, UT. Denise Boelens, PhD; Heidi Ford, MS, LCSW, Chris Robertson, LCSW; Lynda Steele, LCSW; Sherry Lynn Zemlick, PhD, Wil Dredge LCSW, Nick Tsandes, LCSW. The transpersonal approach to healing draws on the knowledge from traditional science & the spiritual wisdom of the east & west. Counseling orientation integrates body, mind & spirit. Individuals, couples, groups, retreats & classes. Steven J. Chen, Ph.D., Lic. Psychologist 801-718-1609. 136 s. Main, Ste. 409 (Kearns Bldg). 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 9/12 Marianne Felt, MT-BC, LPC 9/12 801-524-0560, 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.

Joan Magill APRN Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. 10/11 3802 S. 700 E. Medication managment, psychotherapy with an East/West orientation. Cash only practice. Flexible hours. 25 years experience. 801-209-4705. "Ride the Windhorse.”

Marilynne Moffitt, PhD 11/11 801-266-4551. 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. 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 karmic healing, herbal and nutritional supplementation). Children, adolescents, adults, couples and families are welcome. Training workshops for professionals available. WWW.SHININTEGRATION.COM 12/11 Stephen Proskauer, MD, Integrative Psychiatry 8/12 801-631-8426. Sanctuary for Healing and Integration, 860 E. 4500 S., Ste. 302. Steve is a seasoned psychiatrist, Zen priest and shamanic healer. He sees kids, teens, adults, couples and families, integrating psychotherapy, meditation and soul work with judicious use of medication to relieve emotional pain and problem behavior. Steve specializes in creative treatment of bipolar disorders. STEVE@KARMASHRINK.COM. Blog: WWW.KARMASHRINK.COM Steve Seliger, LMFT 6/12 801-661-7697. 1104 E. Ashton Ave. (2310 S.) #203. Specializing in helping people develop healthy loving relationships, conflict resolution for couples, developing powerful communication skills, resolving parent-teen conflicts, depression, phobias, ending & recovering from abuse, conflicts & issues related to sexuality & libido in men & women, sexual orientation issues. Daniel Sternberg, PhD, Psychologist 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

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Jim Struve, LCSW 11/11 801-364-5700 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 SHAMANIC PRACTICE The Infinite Within 10/12 John Knowlton. 801-263-3838. WWW.THEINFINITEWITHIN.COM 6/12

Sarah Sifers, Ph.D., LCSW, Shamanic Practitioner 3/12 801-531-8051. Shamanic Counseling. Shamanic Healing, Minister of the Circle of the Sacred Earth. Mentoring for people called to the Shaman’s Path. Explore health or mental health issues using the ways of the shaman. Sarah’s extensive training includes shamanic extraction healing, soul retrieval healing, psychopomp work for death and dying, shamanic counseling and shamanic divination. Sarah has studied with Celtic, Brazilian, Tuvan, Mongolian, Tibetan and Nepali Shamans. Naomi Silverstone, DSW, LCSW FB 801-209-1095. Psychotherapy and shamanic practice, 989 E. 900 S. #B5. Holistic practice integrates traditional and nontraditional approaches to health, healing, and balance or “ayni.” Access new perceptual lenses as you reanimate your relationship with nature. Shamanic practice in the Inka tradition. FB

RETAIL GROCERIES, SPECIALTY FOODS, KITCHEN SUPPLIES Beer Nut. 1200 S State St, 801.531.8182, BEERNUT.COM. FB Cali’s Natural Foods. 389 W 1700 S, 801.483.2254, CALISNATURALFOODS.COM. FB Omni Blender. 801.623.3225. WWW.3BLENDERS.COM. FB GIFTS & TREASURES Arts of the World Gallery 2/12 802 S 600 E, 532-8035. Traditional and indigenous global treasures and gifts. We offer a distinctive variety and nice quality home decor, jewelry, statues, masks, personal accessories and textiles. Handpicked products that showcase the beautiful and creative talents of artists worldwide. Our mission is to connect these artists with the larger world community. Hours Tues-Thurs 12:00- 5:30, Fri-Sat 11:00-6:00. Blue Boutique. WWW.BLUEBOUTIQUE.COM FB Cosmic Spiral 10/12 920 E 900 S, SLC. 801-509-1043 Mystical, musical and metaphysical gifts and resources for every persuasion—in an atmosphere that soothes your spirit. Psychic, Tarot and astrology readings, events and classes. Singing bowls, drums, flutes, incense, books, jewelry, cards and smiles. Open noon-6:30 p.m, Monday thru

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Inner Light Center Spiritual Community 801-268-1137. 4408 S. 500 E., SLC. An interspiritual sanctuary that goes beyond religion into mystical realms. Access inner wisdom, deepen divine connection, enjoy an accepting, friendly community. Events & classes. Sunday celebration & children’s church 10am. INNERLIGHTCENTER.NET

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RESALE/FURNITURE, ACCESSORIES Elemente 11/12 353 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. RESALE/CLOTHING Plus Size Consignment 801-268-3700. 4700 S. 9th East. * Sizes 146X.* New & nearly new CURVY GIRL clothing. As your body changes, change your clothes! * BUY * SELL * TRADE * RECYCLE. *Earn $$$$$ for your Clothes * Not for Bony Butt Broads * Designer accessories and shoes for all* WWW.PLUSSIZECONSIGNMENT.VPWEB.COM


Xuanfa Dharma Center of Utah 1/12 801-532-4833 Gesang Suolang Rinpoche 161 M St., SLC. A learning and practice center for Vajrayana (Tibetan) Buddhism. Our practice emphasizes liberation and the path of the Bodhisattva. Classes Sundays at 10:30 a.m. WWW.XUANFAUTAH.ORG INSTRUCTION

Boulder Mountain Zendo. 230 S. 500 W., #155, SLC. 801.532.4975. WWW.BOULDERMOUNTAINZENDO.ORG New Earth Potentials 4/12 801-231-3702. Kathlyn Collins. Support for the Awakening Human in the New Energy of 2012 and Beyond. Offering retreats, workshops, informal gatherings, individual sessions, and customized retreats for you and your friends or spiritual group. KATHLYN@THEGARDENINGCOACH.NET. NEWEARTHPOTENTIALS.COM

Vedic Harmony 3/12 ORGANIZATIONS All Saints Episcopal Church. 801.581.0380. Foothill Dr. at 17th S. WWW.ALLSAINTSSLC.ORG. Eckankar in Utah 12/12 801-542-8070. 8105 S 700 E, Sandy. Eckankar is ancient wisdom for today. Explore past lives, dreams, and soul travel to see how to lead a happy, balanced and productive life, and put daily concerns into loving perspective. Worship Service and classes on Sundays at 10:30am. WWW.ECKANKAR-UTAH.ORG

942-5876. Georgia Clark, certified Deepak Chopra Center educator. Learn how Ayurveda can help you harmonize your lifestyle and well being. Primordial sound meditation, creating health workshops, Ayurvedic wellness counseling, Ayurvedic oils, teas and books, Jyotish (vedic astrology). Georgia has trained in the US and India. TARAJAGA@EARTHLINK.NET

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ne thing that bums me out the most about winter is the lack of fresh greens. God only knows where lettuce, kale and chard in the grocery store were grown—but it sure as hell wasn’t anywhere around here (unless you shop Chad’s Produce on Saturdays at

Oasis/Golden Braid, of course). So the first thing I thought when I found a strange window box ($20) at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore was, “Hey, I could turn that thing upside down and make a cold frame with it, and maybe grow some greens this winter.” It’s turning out nice—I’ve got chard,

kale, red leaf lettuce and “mixed green variety” sprouts popping up now. Admittedly, I started late (midDecember), but these pics were taken midJanuary, so by St. Patrick’s Day I expect to be eating fresh salad when everyone else’s greens garden is just sprouting. Next year, I’ll start in October and have greens all winter long. In case you’re wondering, I made this contraption simply by screwing together a 2x4 frame the same size as the footprint of the window box, and pop-riveting some hinges to the back. I dug down about two feet and laid down a five-inch-deep layer of chicken manure (from our own hens!) to (theoretically) add some heat from decomposition, then filled in the rest back to

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ground-level with a mixture of the soil I dug out and organic potting soil. Then I planted the seeds and put the 2x4 frame and window box on top of that. I water it every week and a half or so. On good days, the box gets up around 85 degrees, and it typically keeps temps above freezing at night. The sprouts seem to be okay with the temps, although they are growing quite slowly. The hoop house at Wasatch Community Garden’s downtown Grateful Tomato Garden puts my leafy escapades to shame. though. Look at this photo they posted to their Facebook page on January 27. The end of January, and those folks have some of the healthiest spinach and kale I’ve seen, winter or no. I think next year I might build something like this in my backyard. Check out the links below for a couple of neat websites on how to build a pretty decent-sized hoop house for around $200 (or less, if you hit the ReStore for basic materials). u WESTSIDEGARDENER.COM/HOWTO/HOOPHOUSE.HTML, DOORGARDEN.COM/10/50-DOLLAR-HOOP-HOUSE-GREEN-HOUSE, WASATCHGARDENS.ORG, HABITATSALTLAKE.COM/RESTORE.PHP

Get a jump on spring If you are like me, you’re getting a little antsy to get out there and get growing. Sorry to say, the soil is still frozen— so here’s a great way to get your hands dirty: Go to your local garden shop and buy a bag of potting soil. Set the bag in a Rubbermaid-type plastic tub and cut the bag. Water it. Then plant some lettuce, kale and/or spinach (or other greens) and place in a warm, well lit area (preferably a south-facing window) and wait for germination. Once the seedlings have emerged—and if the weather stays warm—during the day you can place your little portable garden outside and bring it in at night to prevent freezing. Cover bin with either a old window, plastic-wrap or any other clear cover. Just beware if the temps outside get too hot you might have to crack open the lid. Enjoy an early season garden! —Jessica Gardner (DLURBANFARMS.BLOGSPOT.COM)

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Water those trees During dry winters such as this one, it’s important to remember to water your trees and bushes, since even during winter plants lose water through a process called transpiration. Water trees only when temperatures are above 40 degrees and only during mid-day.Care must be taken to ensure water enters the soil, and no water should remain at the soil surface that may form ice. TINYURL.COM/WINTERWATERING


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Pisces, the sign of the fish, on Febrary 3-4, so an ocean metaphor is called for. A dolphin can hear a human in distress and from miles away will come to the rescue. This takes us to the next truth of February, “If you are aware of someone suffering or in distress, check to see if it is your soul’s compassionate choice to help in some way.” Water conducts sound much better than air, and in this watery time, we are going to become aware of the slightest sounds and nuances of distress. It can become overwhelming, but you are not obligated to fix everyone and everything. You must allow the heart’s voice of compassion to move you in the direction your truth. We are all going to be learning strategies to navigate deep waters. But again, you are not alone. Uranus in Aries, through 2019, is concerned with the expansion of the voice of the individual, but those unique and individual voices need to come

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February 1 Today the Sun rises at 7:38 a.m. and sets at 5:45 p.m. February’s average maximum temperature is 43°; the average minimum 24°. It typically snows around 10” and rains 1.2”. February 2 Today is Imbolc, or Winter CrossQuarter Day, the midpoint between Winter and Spring, commonly celebrated as Groundhog Day. For Utahns, the nearest official celebration is in Aurora, Colorado, where Stormy Marmot is called upon to prognosticate.

February 3 Venus will never again be as bright as it is this year, at least not in our lifetimes. February through May, it’s a brilliant, glittering evening star; then it disappears until July, when it becomes a morning star. February 4 If the temperature is above freezing, you can get out and prune fruit trees and clematis, holly, honeysuckle and grape vines, and trim summer-blooming perennials left bushy last fall. While you’re at it, snip some forsythia branches to force inside. February 5 Need an immune system boost? Eat whole oats and barley, which contain beta-glucan, a fiber with antimicrobial and antioxidant capabilities more potent than echinacea. February 6 The house sparrow is the most familiar and widely distributed wild animal in the world. They’ve been recorded breeding and feeding everywhere from a 2,100 foot-deep coal mine to the top of

Asian skyscrapers, and can plan and execute complex food-gathering strategies, like opening automatic doors to supermarkets. February 7 FULL SNOW MOON. Cold urticaria is an allergy to cold temperatures. February 8 Two Danish space architects are building a handmade manned rocket and blogging about it: WIRED.COM/WIREDSCIENCE/ ROCKETSHOP.

FEBRUARY 29 Today’s Leap Day shifts the calendar so that this year’s equinoxes and solstices occur earlier than in any year since 1896. February 9 Grab the telescope or binoculars tonight and look for green Uranus to the left of Venus. February 10 Spider’s brains are so large that they extend into their legs. In some species, the brain occupies up to 80% of the spider’s body, and the smaller the spider, the proportionately larger the brain. (Spiderlings often have lumps on their abdomen containing brain mass.) By comparison, human brains represent only 2-3% of our body mass. The spider’s gigantic brain is likely necessary for web weaving. February 11 It’s mating season for coyotes and foxes, both of which are common in local canyons, on Antelope Island

URBAN ALMANAC and in undeveloped areas around the state. February 12 Utah wildlife authorities kill as many as 5,000 coyotes every year, but they’re finding that predation just makes the coyotes reproduce faster. The death of even one coyote in a pack can trigger breeding in adults that normally defer to mating by an alpha male and female pair. February 13 Time to inventory last year’s seeds and order new ones. Most flower and vegetable seeds can be stored for a year with little decrease in germination. Under the right conditions (below 40º and less than 8% moisture), they can last up to 10 years. February 14 LAST QUARTER MOON. According to an English herbalist from the 17th century, “asparagus stirs up lust in man and woman.” French bridegrooms were once served three courses of asparagus for their prenuptial dinner, as it was said to boost libido, performance and fertility. And guess what? It does. Asparagus is high in a multitude of sex- and fertility-enhancing vitamins and minerals. FEBRUARY 15 Look for Mars rising around 8 p.m. A NASA rover recently found a vein of gypsum, a mineral deposited by water, protruding from a rock, effectively ending decades of dispute about the presence of H2O on the red planet. FEBRUARY 16 Keep an eye out for darkeyed juncos, a common winter resident. Adults generally have slate gray heads, necks and breasts and a white belly and outer tail feathers. Ground foragers, they feed heavily on ragweed seeds, and are also fond of zinnia, cosmos, millet, sunflower hearts and cracked corn.

FEBRUARY 19 Houseflies are starting to hatch. Houseflies go through a complete metamorphosis, with distinct egg, larva or maggot, pupal and adult stages, and overwinter as either larvae or pupae. FEBRUARY 20 Casu marzu, also called “rotten cheese,” is a traditional Sardinian sheep milk cheese containing fly larvae, which help to ferment it. Some people remove the larvae before eating the cheese; others don’t. FEBRUARY 21 NEW MOON. At sunset, look to the southwest for Jupiter, halfway to the zenith. Jupiter is the fastest-spinning planet in the Solar System, taking only about 10 hours to complete a full rotation on its axis. FEBRUARY 22 Look for Mercury, low in the evening twilight, to the left of the crescent Moon. FEBRUARY 23 A professional diver recently captured the first known footage of a fish using a tool. The blackspot tuskfish is seen smashing a clam against a rock until it cracks open, then gobbling up the bivalve inside. FEBRUARY 24 Look for Milbert’s tortoiseshell and mourning cloak butterflies feeding on tree sap on sunny days. FEBRUARY 25 If you have a coldframe or are starting seeds indoors, it’s time to plant cool weather veggies, including broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, leeks, lettuce, mizuna, onions and spinach. FEBRUARY 26 Hungry for spring? Take a walk and look for early-blooming crocus, violets and snowdrops planted against southfacing foundations. While you’re at it, explore a new neighborhood or area of the city. FEBRUARY 27 Listen! Mourning doves, canyon wrens, house finches, meadowlarks and red-winged blackbirds are beginning to sing.

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