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Higher math dreams BY GRETA BELANGER DEJONG went to bed late and was awakened from a sound sleep by a ringing phone at 9 a.m. Time to get up anyway, except that it brought to an end one of the more interesting dreams of my life. (Arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you glad youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not the one who called?) In the dream I was being shown the building blocks of â&#x20AC;&#x153;reality.â&#x20AC;? It had a â&#x20AC;&#x153;eureka!â&#x20AC;? quality to itâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;as when something youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve struggled to understand suddenly makes sense. My omniscient dream teacher told me our world is made up of thoughts and emotions (which are also thoughts) that have been repeated until they have become calcified, or crystalline. This information arrived in simple free-floating symbols, a few at a time, black on a luminous background, maybe something one would see in an algebra textbookâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; the pretty symbols, such as pi, or the golden ratioâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but in 3D. The experience had the air of a cheerful math class, with that bonus pleasure of my actually understanding the materials. This is the information these symbols somehow conveyed: That the basic tenets of reality-building are to relax the bodyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;inâ&#x20AC;? what appears as the presentâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and to always gravitate toward the most positive outcome of any thought presented, no matter how it may fly


in the face of the reality youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d predict. In the dream, this was easy to understand. I was offered exercises, as if the dream were a tutorial. I got to work things out and receive immediate feedback. This was one intriguing math teacher. Actually, it felt like a good game of poolâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;you know the kind, in which seemingly impossible shots land again and againâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;or like those rarified life situations when, against all odds, the dream comes true. Sort of like a feel-good Hollywood movie. Only not; not at all. My dream evaporated at the ring of the phone. I could keep writing about this, imagining what else the dream teacher might show me. I would be making it all up. But maybe thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what the dream was trying to convey, anywayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the creativity offered up in every moment. I am laughing, now, as I contemplate this dream simultaneously with preparing to send the March CATALYST off to press: The raw materials of every concept in the dream are to be found in stories this issue of CATALYST. Is life reflecting dreams reflecting life (or, at least, listerature?) Read this issue, and (well, except for the math symbols), youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see what I mean. Sweet dreams to you, too! Greta Belanger deJong is editor, publisher and founder of CATALYST.

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Corporate personhood and the new super citizens BY JOHN DEJONG dozen years ago, on the verge of 50, I was seriously considering going back to school to become a lawyer. My dream was to be able to take three cases to the Supreme Court. And win. The first one was that corporations are not people. The second was that money is not the same as free speech. The third was that legislative bodies should not be allowed to make their own rules of procedure without the consent of the judicial and executive branches of government. Simple, huh? Three cases, and democracy would be safe again. The recent Citizens United ruling by the Supreme Court giving corporations permission to spend unlimited funds on political campaigns has made it crystal clear that our democracy will be demolished if we allow the ruling to stand. The Citizens United ruling was built on a string of rulings dating back to the 19th century that have extended the rights of citizens to corporations. A previous Supreme Court ruling held that a corporation’s mode of speech is money. In Citizens United, the Supremes ruled that corporations’ ability to exercise their “right of free speech” was unlimited. Rather than one-person-one-vote it’s now one corporation – millions of dollars of free speech. David and Charles Koch and their corporate persons, among the biggest polluters in the country, are committed to shoving hundreds of millions of dollars of “free speech” through the judicial loophole that the Citizens United decision opened up. They have already given Gingrich mil-


lions of dollars. And they’ve got their posse saddled up as well. The dirty truth is that what we no longer live in a democracy, but in a plutocracy. Rule by the rich, which follows the (other) Golden Rule, “Those who have the gold make the rules.” I’m afraid that taking any of these cases to the Supreme Court any time soon will just result in more bad law, or what conservatives bemoan as judicial activism, unless it serves their interests. So the only way to do something is to pass a constitutional amendment that puts corporations in their proper place. Not outlaw them, but restore their status as a legal fiction, with no more rights than the collective sum of their owners’, employees’ and customers’ rights. Real persons in 50 cities across the country are trying to get a referendum on corporate personhood on ballots in November. In Salt Lake City, Move To Amend organizers have begun the petitioning process and need 9,000 signatures by April 15 for the question to be put on the ballot. This is not a vote to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot but rather a referendum on the need to pass such an amendment at some point in the future. Passing this referendum can restore democracy to America. If you see me at the Coffee Garden, or anyone else with a Move To Amend badge around town, sign the petition.

Rather than oneperson-one-vote it’s now one corporation —millions of dollars of free speech.

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The Lake Powell pipeline Where the rubber hits the road By the time you read this, the bill to fund a wet dream in Utah’s Dixie, HB 174, will probably be in Governor Herbert’s hands. The bill, if signed by the governor, will use at least $1.4 billion of statewide tax proceeds to build a concrete straw from Lake Powell to Washington County. Proponents of the pipeline claim they are not actually using taxpayer dollars because the funds will be repaid, at a measly 3-4% interest rate, to the state water projects fund. Which will then be tapped to build other wet dreams such as the Bear River Project. There’s no way we’ll ever see our money again. Call it what they will, hundreds of millions of Utah’s taxpayer dollars will be withheld from important programs that have suffered budget

cuts during the current “unpleasantness.” As such, the Lake Powell pipeline is a Republican’s ideal earmark: It will tie up future streams of tax revenue making mortgage payments on this $1.4 billion piece of pork; a lucky construction company will get its own gravy train for a dozen years, at taxpayers expense; the lucky corporation will most certainly reward its “benefactors” (our legislators) in future campaign gift-giving seasons— whenever the legislature isn’t in session. And— bonus round!—a bunch of socialist programs such as education, health care and enforcement of environmental regulations will be effectively defunded. For Republicans it’s a win-win-win situation. In a way, it makes sense that the Washington



County Water District would expect taxpayers to fund their water project. Washington County water users, the most prolific in the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;which is to say most wastefulâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;pay only half of the costs of water because the rest of the cost is covered by property taxes. Who

Call it what they will, hundreds of millions of Utahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taxpayer dollars will be withheld from important programs that have suffered budget cuts during the current â&#x20AC;&#x153;unpleasantness.â&#x20AC;? knows how much water Washington County would use if they were paying the full cost. The biggest problem with this project is the camelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s-nose-in-thetent (or, more aptly, the anchorover-the-side) nature of the process. Once money has been spent on the project, it will become difficult to stop the project, no matter how illadvised it is. And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an extremely stupid idea for several reasons. The first is that Utahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s claimed share of Colorado River water probably does not exist anywhere but on Colorado River Commission spread sheets. The second reason is that the greater St. George area wastes so much water that they could probably double their population with the water they already have. The good olâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; boy network that is our legislature pretty much insures that both houses of our legislature will pass this bill, but not by a vetoproof margin, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up to us to let the governor know that we beleive that re-funding programs that have been slashed during the last belt tightening are more important than giving water users in St. George a massive subsidy. John deJong is associate editor and publisher of CATALYST.

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Fact-checking Herbert’s State of the State n January, Utah governor Gary Herbert delivered a radically anti-federal government, anti-environmental State of the State speech blaming federal regulation for the poor economy and attacking conservation of public lands and declaring Utah a self-sufficient sovereign state. Never mind that a report from Utah Vital Signs says Utah went into ecological overshoot in 2003 to the point that “ Utah citizens are now consuming 11% more of nature’s annual ‘interest’ of renewable biological capacity than the lands and waters of Utah can provide annually.” The governor’s plans are likely to hurt efforts to create a more sustainable future in Utah. • In the speech Herbert claimed that his 10 Year Strategic

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In fact: Herbert’s plan promotes fossil fuel dependence and prioritizes destructive energy development on public lands. • Herbert blamed federal environmental laws for halting energy development on Utah public lands. In fact: A report from Headwaters Economics shows that oil and gas production in Utah is currently at a 20-year high. The Headwaters report also notes, “Getting past hyperbole is critical to informed public policy decisions about how to manage state and federal lands, what tax policies best reflect longterm interest of communities, how to protect air and water resources, and how to encourage a healthy energy industry.”

• Herbert boasted, “Whether fighting the federal government on ownership and control of our RS2477 roads, restoring our mule deer population, defending multiple use of our public lands, ending the budget-busting drain of Medicaid, or challenging the constitutionality of mandatory nationalized healthcare in the Supreme Court, be assured that this governor is firmly resolved to fortify our state as a bulwark against federal overreach.” In fact: Never mind that suing the federal government would cost taxpayers a bundle: Utah’s mule deer herds are in decline because of RS2477 roads and the multiple use policy. The Utah DWR Statewide Management Plan for Mule Deer says degraded winter range, a boom in energy development, uncontrolled OHV use and drought are the major causes of mule deer population decline.

(Despite the science, the first instinct of Utah legislators was to blame predators, and Sen. Ralph Okerlund (R-24) introduced a bill encouraging hunters to kill more coyotes.) On the plus side, Herbert promised not to ignore the “human and economic consequences of poor air quality.” It turned out he was less worried about human health than getting federal dollars. Utah stands to lose significant federal transportation funding if the State continues to violate those pesky federal clean air regulations. Instead of doing something significant like, say, encouraging the Division of Air Quality to regulate air pollution from the Kennecott pit expansion, Herbert introduced a voluntary program called the Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR). TINYURL.COM/UTAHSTATEOFTHESTATE, TINYURL.COM/UTAHECOFOOTPRINT, TINYURL.COM/UTAHGASOILSTATUS, TINYURL.COM/UTAHMULEDEERPLAN, UCAIR.UTAH.GOV

Salazar limits Utah oil shale/tar sands leasing In 2008, when the Bush Administration fast-tracked oil shale and tar sands development on two million acres of Western public lands, Utah politicians immediately became cheerleaders for the industry. Colorado and Wyoming, however, were skeptical about environmental impacts and opposed the rush to strip-mine for fossil fuel. This February, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar placed a hiatus on Bush’s fasttrack plan in order to evaluate it further. In response, Utah Governor Gary Herbert issued this particularly undignified official statement: “I see absolutely no benefit. This nonsensical, bass-ackwards, peek-a-boo policy is nothing more than political posturing by over-reaching federal bureaucrats. How about they seek our input, we comment on it first and THEN [sic] they make a decision? With no science and no data, and with a wave of their federal bureaucratic magic wand, they just take the bulk of the acreage off the market, stifle innovation, and demonstrate, yet again, that this administration is patently hostile toward even the possible development of much needed energy resources.” Ironically, Secretary Salazar withdrew the leases specifically because after reviewing public input and comments, the Government Accountability Office found that science and data don’t support the Bush era leasing plan.

Conservation in the West A 2012 poll by Colorado College found that “Utah voters across the political spectrum—from Tea Party supporters to those who identify with the Occupy Wall Street movement and voters in-between—support upholding and

strengthening protections for clean air, clean water, natural areas and wildlife. Voters also view Utah’s parks and public lands as essential to their state’s economy, and quality of life.” The report notes that even though Utah had the strongest pro-conservation response of the six states polled (AZ, CO, MT, NM, UT, WY), the results are in sharp contrast to the anti-conservation positions taken by Utah elected officials. TINYURL.COM/CONSERVATIONINTHEWESTPOLL

Green River: nuclear reactors vs. melons (and more) Does Utah really have so much extra water that we can squander 53,000 acre-feet (as much as much water as a city of 200,000 people uses in an entire year) on a nuclear reactor in Green River? State Water Engineer Kent Jones thinks so. In January he declared the Blue Castle Holdings nuclear project “economically feasible” and approved a massive water transfer to the company. Just a few days later it turned out that the biggest investor in Blue Castle Holdings was scamming investors. Jones admitted he hadn’t investigated the validity of the plan. HEAL Utah hopes a lawsuit can reverse the nuclear power water grab since sucking so much water out of the Green River would not only hurt wildlife habitat and

recreation, it might cut off Utah’s supply of the world’s most delicious melons which are, of course, grown in Green River. HEALUTAH.ORG

SLC community food assessment Speaking of melons, Salt Lake City is conducting a community food assessment to evaluate the City’s local food system from production-to-plate to food waste. In conjunction with this project the City has drawn a map to show how much food you could potentially grow in your own yard. SLCCLASSIC.COM/SLCGREEN

Water subsidy = water waste Did you know that Washington County, Utah, is America’s most wasteful water user—even worse than Las Vegas? The true cost of water is hidden from water users because the Washington County Water District receives 51% of its revenues from property taxes—so people are unaware of their water consumption. Worse, Washington County wants Utah taxpayers to cough up $1.4 billion to build a pipeline from Lake Powell so they can keep on squandering water. A better solution is to encourage conservation by letting water users pay directly for what they use. That’s why one of the most important environmental bills before the Utah legislature is Senate Bill 78 which would phase out property taxes for water in counties with 125,000 people or more (a portion of Salt Lake County’s property taxes go toward the Central Utah Project) and let people who conserve water save money. UTAHRIVERS.ORG, WWW.UTAH.SIERRACLUB.ORG/TRACKER

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Mycoremediation in the auto recycling yard

Toxin-eating Toxin-eating fungi BY KATHERINE PIOLI Straw bale boxes with the toxic sediment and mushrooms

he Red Butte oil spill of 2010 dumped 30,000 gallons of crude oil down one of Salt Lake’s main waterways, contaminating not only water but also the soils it came into contact with. Cleanup likely added even more chemicals into the mix. It was a progression from clean water to chemical cocktail. But what if there were an alternative, a way to clean up spilled hydrocarbons that was less harmful than the problem? Some scientists and industry specialists believe that there is, and that solution begins with mushrooms. At Tear-A-Part, an auto recycling business along Redwood Road on Salt Lake’s west side, petroleum, mercury, lead and other substances leak from the wrecked vehicles on the lot every day. But here, these chemicals aren’t just going down the drain and into the soil. Instead, they are getting gobbled up by oyster mushrooms. Containing these toxins is just as important as recycling the cars, says TearAPart co-owner Chris Mantas, who bristles at the assumption that all junk yards are dirty. When Mantas and his family started Tear-A-Part in 2002, they designed their business with an eco-friendly mission. In 2006, confronted with writing a stormwater pollution prevention plan, they decided to hire an environmental specialist—Kirsten Brinkerhoff, a native of


Altamont, Utah. Armed with a degree in environmental science from the University of Utah and unstoppable enthusiasm, Brinkerhoff set Tear-APart on a course that not only separates them from other auto yards, but places the business at the forefront of innovation in the industry of bioremediation. In a small corner office at Tear-A-Part, a

bustle of activity can be seen through a huge picture window. As Brinkerhoff takes a quick phone call, I watch the comings and goings on the other side of the glass. A man and his son examine car batteries displayed on a shelf while staff in bright red hoodies buzz back and forth helping the customers that stream through the doors. The room is noisy with chatter and the muffled sound of machinery from outside. In the office, a computer screen displays an Excel document with color-coded columns reading aluminum, copper, mercury down the side, and across the top what looks like a list of chemical compounds. Creased open and face-down over the keyboard is a copy of Paul Stamets’ Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World. Brinkerhoff finishes her call and turns back to me. “I want to show you something,” she says, ducking her head under the desk. She re-emerges holding a toaster oven-sized clear Tupperware box. Opening the lid, she shows me her latest experiment. Inside are shredded pieces of what she calls cellulose; to me it looks like oily, damp ribbons of cardboard. She digs back a handful to show me the white threads growing between two layers of cardboard near the bottom. To my untrained eyes it looks like mold, but it’s actually mycelium. It’s the beginnings of a mushroom. “Unfortunately, it’s not growing too well,” she tells me, putting the box away. “The conditions aren’t right, but I thought I would try anyway.” Before the mushrooms, Brinkerhoff’s main antagonist was the stormwater pollution project. The high water table under Tear-A-Part’s lot made contaminants difficult to catch before they entered the water, but there was no good way to eliminate the storm drains. Research led her to filter boxes that could sift the contaminants and toxic sediment out of the water as it washed through the drain. With help from her co-workers, she built a three-celled mesh cage, the bottom cell filled with charcoal and the middle cell filled with straw. The top cell captured the toxic sediments. The filters worked—almost too well. She was left with hundreds of pounds of toxic sludge filled with antifreeze, gasoline, motor oil and heavy metals. How to dispose of that mess? Then, her brother gave her Kirsten with the spawn, the mycelium. photo by Richelle Lessing

the Mycelium Running, and she was off and running. To understand the power of fungi, a family of organisms that have been on Earth for at least 1.3 billion years (much longer than plants), we must first understand mycelium. The mushrooms that we know and love are only the small fruiting part of an often vastly larger organism, the mycelium. Like the roots of a tree, this vegetative part of the fungus, only a single cell thick, grows through soil and other substrates. Mycelia produce enzymes and acids that break down cellulose and dismantle chains of hydrogen and carbon, beginning the decomposition process. This process is at the core of mycoremediation, a specialized form of bioremediation that uses fungi. In simple terms, even backyard compost is a form of bioremediation, or the breaking down and metabolization of organic materials. Bioremediation refers to the use of microorganisms to break down and extract contaminated materials— cadmium, lead, salts—from a site for safe disposal elsewhere. Mycoremediation uses special fungi to perform the extraction process. Of an estimated 1.5 million species of fungi on the planet, fewer than 10 species are known to be capable of mycoremediation. Mycoremediation experimentation began in the 1980s, writes Harbhajan Singh, author of Mycoremediation: Fungal Bioremediation, focusing on a group of wooddecaying fungi classified as “white rot.” The project ended in failure, says Singh, due to poor marketing. Incredibly, the one place where mycoremediation didn’t get shelved was in Utah. Today, Midvale-based engineering consultant group EarthFax Engineering still occasionally uses mycoremediation—their most recent project having concluded a year and a half ago in New Zealand. Company president Richard White, a civil and environmental engineer, remembers

“If I had my wish, some day we could use mycoremediation to turn Superfund sites into clean land,” says Brinkerhoff.

when mycoremediation was on everyone’s mind. “In the early ’90s, researchers at Utah State University were working on developing a new technique using white-rot technology. The professors had applied for funding through a program which funded university level research into ideas with commercial viability and that’s where we came across the idea.” The technology showed potential and was eventually patented. EarthFax took part in early pilot scale lab tests. The white-rot demonstrated effective at controlling dioxins, pesticides and hydrocarbons, so the company moved on to larger applications. On sites in North Carolina and New Zealand, EarthFax treated wood preservative chemicals that had spilled and leached into the ground. Both projects finished with good results, but the small success was not enough to keep white-rot mycoremediation on the top of the list for bioremediation practices. In the end, money, time and complexity weighed in against the technology. “Excavation and burying the soil in a landfill, even with the liability associated with that, is cheapest, so that’s what companies do,” explains White. In 2000, a mycoremediation renaissance began when mycologist Paul Stamets, an independent researcher of mushrooms in the old growth forests of the Northwest, teamed up with researchers from Battelle labs in Bellingham, Washington, to see if oyster mushrooms could clean petroleum out of contaminated soil. In the experiment, four piles of dirt were saturated with diesel and petroleum. One was treated with enzymes, one with bacteria, one with nothing and the last with oyster mushroom mycelium. Within eight weeks all of the piles remained messy masses of lifeless dirt—except for the mycelium pile, which was vigorously growing enormous oyster mushrooms. Soil tests revealed that the dirt, once containing 10,000 parts per million (ppm) of hydrocarbons, now contained fewer then 200 ppm. Left alone for another few weeks, the researchers and Stamets witnessed insects returning to the soil, birds feeding off the insects and eventually other plants taking root. “These mushrooms are a gateway species,” declared Stamets, “a vanguard species that opens the door for other biological communities.”

Inspired by this account in Mycelium Running, Brinkerhoff approached the Mantas family and found them surprisingly receptive to her new pollution control plan. In 2009, Brinkerhoff conducted her first experiment using microfiltration. Growing the mycelium in a bed of straw, she experimented with pouring the contaminated water over the grown oyster mushrooms and straw mats. “Instead of the water filtering through, the straw repelled it and the

“These mushrooms are a gateway species,” declared Stamets, “a vanguard species that opens the door for other biological communities.”

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water ran off the sides,” recalls Brinkerhoff. Water-repellant straw was soon to be the least of Brinkerhoff’s worries. As it turns out, growing mushrooms is more difficult than it sounds. Harbhajan Singh explains that successful mycoremediation depends on “the nature of carbon materials, quality and quantity of nitrogen, presence of specific stimulators, temperature, hydrogen ion concentration, aeration, water availability and water potential.” On top of all that, mycelium has fluctuating seasonal growth patterns that affect the rate of decomposition. Brinkerhoff requested the time and money to travel to Washington. She went to train with Paul Stamets. Brinkerhoff hands me a white hard hat and fits one of her own over her head of long, wavy blonde hair. We step out into the back lot where we dodge a tractor. I have to walk close to Brinkerhoff to hear her as she starts our tour past rows of old cars lined up on the oily black cement, waiting to be stripped. As we enter a large shed where

most of the noise is coming from, a mechanic pokes his head up from under the hood of a vehicle and waves casually. “Hola, como estas?” asks Brinkerhoff brightly. She leads me downstairs where huge metal tanks are filling with the car’s left over fluids. “Most of the damaging liquids never make it to my filters,” she says, patting the tanks plastered in warning stickers. Back outside, we take a look at the drains. There are four in the processing lot, she explains, four in the postprocessing yard and three in the parking lot outside the gates. Once the filters fill up with the toxic sediment, Brinkerhoff collects it and mixes it with shredded cardboard substrate. “A food source for the mycelium,” she explains. Since the mushroom spores are too delicate to start the process, Brinkerhoff buys mushroom spawn from Stamets. She then seeds unsterilized layers of cardboard with the mycelium and, in troughs made of strawbales that look like a makeshift raised garden bed, she layers the

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spawn-seeded cardboard lasagnastyle with the toxic sediment. “The mycelium will grow through the cardboard and fuse laterally,” says Brinkerhoff. “As the mycelium grows stronger it pushes to the top. I put wet cardboard as the top layer to insulate it and keep the moisture levels high.” Very similar to Stamets’ experiments, Brinkerhoff’s best soil samples from Tear-A-Part show starting hydrocarbon levels at 30,000 ppm,


reducing to 1,860 ppm after 12 weeks. According to the EPA, at 220 ppm that soil is acceptable as road base— safe enough to be paved over by a four-inch-thick layer of asphalt, similar to standard commercial results from bioremediation used in large industry. That’s not clean enough for Brinkerhoff. Chemical oxidation, the currently preferred remediation method, injects oxidizing materials

Learn to grow gourmet mushrooms with Kirsten The first farmer I ever worked for was new at the business and eager to try everything. He bought goats for milking, oxen for pulling his plow; he planted blueberry bushes and grew grapevines—he even tried mushrooms. I was never involved in the mushroom project, but I recall watching two other farm volunteers working hunched over a log with a drill and some cork-shaped plugs. It seemed a strange way to get mushrooms, but apparently it was one of the farmer’s saner schemes. Homegrown, DIY mushroom kits like the one I witnessed being assembled, usually of the easy-to-grow oyster variety, are readily available and for those who want a little more direction with their pile of inoculated straw or log with pegs there is now a Growing Gourmet Mushrooms class taught by Kirsten Brinkerhoff and offered this month through the Wasatch Community Gardens. Learn about mushroom cultivation from start to finish with Kirsten and, for an additional fee, take home a mushroom log from the class. Pre-registration is required. Saturday, March 10, 1-3 p.m. $15, log is an additional $20. Grateful Tomato Garden, 800 S. 600 E. 801-359-2658. WASATCHGARDENS.ORG


such as hydrogen peroxide, ozone and potassium permanganate into the ground at the site of contamination. The chemicals are capable of converting petroleum hydrocarbon into carbon dioxide and water. These soils remain underground, or if at the surface they are removed to a landfill or incinerated. Though the process can be simple and cost effective, a 2004 EPA document on chemical oxidation lists some of the disadvantages, including “significantly altering aquifer geochemistry, producing significant quantities of explosive off-gas and presenting significant health and safety concerns.” Laurie Goldner, president of Salt Lake-based environmental consulting business SAGE Environmental, a group that often uses chemical oxidization in remediation projects, thinks mycoremediation is interesting but not competitive. Goldner admits that the fact that it is a natural process is appealing, but many of SAGE’s bioremediation projects involve leakage from buried storage tanks, requiring a method that is effective 10 or 12 feet underground. “With mycelium we’d have

to excavate the soil, build a treatment area, build a watering system, buy the spawn and give it constant attention. It is a balancing act and there is a lot to consider.” Brinkerhoff hopes mycoremediation will someday replace other forms of bioremediation, including at an industrial level. “Eventually, I want soil good enough to grow food on again,” says Brinkerhoff. “If I had my wish, some day we could use mycoremediation to turn Superfund sites into clean land.” Back at Tear-A-Part she is already planning two new experiments: a multigenerational spawning, repeatedly growing oyster mushrooms on the same sample to extract more hydrocarbons, and a multispecies experiment, using multiple varieties of mushrooms in an attempt to absorb the compounds left by the oyster variety. By June, Brinkerhoff should even have her very own growing office, a huge greenhouse space in the car lot, devoted to mycoremediation. u Katherine Pioli fights fires in the summer, and travels the world and writes for CATALYST the rest of the year.



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ne of my favorite quotations is: “I didn’t have time to write you a short letter so I wrote a long one,” attributed to Mark Twain. I turned 56 this week and my appreciation for brevity has not yet peaked. Sometimes you have to say the wine has aged long enough and just drink it. Why write a novel when a haiku will do? This is what I was thinking while flipping back and forth between the Westminster Dog Show and the


There is something to be said for just one person standing before a microphone and singing without all the smoke and fireworks. Grammys. There is something to be said for just one person standing in front of a microphone and singing without all the smoke and fireworks. Similarly, I would like to see a poodle allowed the un-coifed dignity to actually look like a dog that would rather be rolling around in dead fish. Like most social changes, I blame the death of brevity on the Internet and electronic gizmos in general. There was a time when people actually limited their writing because they didn’t want to run out of paper. Television stations actually taped over used tapes to save money. Photographers carefully considered which photos to develop because photo paper and chemicals were expensive. Now you can type till

your fingers bleed and never fill up your hard drive. YouTube will accept hours if not days of your cute dog videos. And when was the last time you saw someone pull a photo of their girlfriend (wife, child, dog) out of their wallet? One of my favorite parts of the Sundance Film Festival are the “shorts” which range from five to 40 minutes. Though I do admire a movie such as Titanic that can hold your attention for 194 minutes even though you know how it will end, I probably would be equally as satisfied with 90 minutes of tragic historical fiction. But if you are getting paid $500 million for a movie, long must seem like more of a bargain. Trending shorter are Twitter and texting which are the drip of consciousness to the previous generation’s stream of consciousness writing style: short but not succinct. They are so instant that people don’t edit them and at times the writers seem to have Obsessive Compulsion Disorder coupled with Tourette’s Syndrome of the fingers as they fire off triteness that would make Hallmark cards seem contemplative. I’ve been counting words on a page like pounds on a scale for about 40 years now. Mental and imagined reader fatigue starts setting in at about 500 words. I’ve written a little more than 1,000 columns but the thought of writing a book just seems too daunting or maybe my attention span is as brief as my writing. I even like short sentences and paragraphs. I hope my obituary will read: He died. Google it. u Dennis Hinkamp says he would have liked to write a longer column, but fortunately he found time to write a short one.


March 2012


What’s in a diagnosis

Knowing the name of the demon BY ALICE BAIN he summer I was eight, I experienced one of the most frightening things that has ever happened to me. I woke up one morning with a slightly sore throat and begged off school, but by midmorning, as I sat on my bed, the right side of my face began to feel a little strange—I was losing the ability to move my facial muscles. The paralysis came on like a thunderclap; within half a minute of the first tingling sensation, I was utterly unable to move any part of my face that lay to the right of the midline. I couldn’t even blink my eye. I was terrified. I ran to find my mother, crying hysterically. So began an odyssey into various doctors’ offices, of being shuffled around and poked and prodded and having lights shone in my eyes and ears and down my throat. A specialist finally put a name to my syndrome: Bell’s Palsy. The problem was, nobody could say why I’d been struck down. Bell’s is not a disease like chickenpox—it’s a name for a constellation of symptoms, but it doesn’t describe a pathogen or give an ultimate reason for why those symptoms are occurring. The facial nerves on the right side of my head


had become inflamed, the doctors said, and they had swollen up until they were too large for the foramen, which is the hole in the skull they run through to reach the brain. The pinch point had caused the signals in the nerve to be cut off, and the result was paralysis. But why had the nerve become inflamed? Nobody knew. The best theory at the time held that sleeping under a fan was somehow the culprit. I wasn’t convinced, even at eight. A bit of circulating air in the room seemed to be a poor reason for a facial nerve to go so horribly wrong. It was, I thought, a pretty weak diagnosis. The word diagnosis is the application of a Greek word meaning “a discerning, distinguishing,” from two

roots, dia meaning “apart,” and gignoskein, “to learn.” To provide a diagnosis is an act of separation— by corralling someone’s symptoms and drawing a line around them, we hope to find the ultimate cause of the suffering. A diagnosis defines our disease as something that is other from us, something that we can understand conceptually and hope to rid ourselves of. A satisfactory diagnosis provides us with the comfort of understanding what’s happening. Even though there still isn’t a cure for the common cold, knowing that we’re suffering from a simple virus that will run its course in a few days allows us to relax into our short-term misery. The doctors treated the inflammation with corticosteroids and I did regain the use of that half of my face, but nobody could tell me how

Alice before and after

to avoid getting Bell’s Palsy in the future. I had a second round with it, on the left side this time, when I was 11—and a third occurrence, on the right again, when I was 12. Worry is one key to illness; the mind and the body are a single contiguous system. Stress wears us down, and stress while we are sick will wear us down even faster. I never shook the worry that Bell’s Palsy placed upon me, in part because I didn’t get a proper diagnosis. Though it was apparently gone from my body, I sensed its lingering. Often

fatigued and always afraid the paralysis would come back, at 16 I suffered with a cranial neuralgia that still affects me today, and in my 30s developed painful ulcers in my mouth, sinuses. I knew something was wrong. I needed a diagnosis, so I started pursuing one. Five years of testing later, I had my answer: cold sore virus. This very common disease (worldwide HSV infection rates are 65% to 90% of the human population) never caused sores on my lips, but made a bee-line directly for the cranial nerves where it has been causing painful mischief ever since. Antivirals help with the outbreaks, but more than that, the diagnosis gives me a sense of understanding about the disease. I have a relationship with the “other entity” that shares my body—and I’m not so afraid of it now. With a formal name and a conceptual separation from my understanding of my self, this demon is far less fearsome. Having had such spectacular symptoms and nothing concrete to blame them on, through the years I had come to sense that my body had arbitrarily betrayed me. Finally seeing my tormentor face-to-face (so to speak) was a great relief. He even began to take on a kind of personality: grouchy, headstrong, but with a catlike side that occasionally just wants a little attention. These days when I feel the neuralgia starting to work itself up, I can turn my attention to this “being” I’ve defined and ask him, “Hey, what’s going on? What do you need?” This calms me down, and in that calm state I can take actions that will speed my healing. The sense of living with more than one agenda being played out in my body predated my diagnosis by several years. I even had a cateared leaping “animus” figure tattooed on my right shoulder when I was 27—something that has probably influenced my idea of what this herpetic demon should look like. My choice of the right side was intuitive, but it is perfectly representative; the nerve involvement

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Aren’t wheat allergies like the Snuggies of diseases? Everyone has one this year. —Crosby Braverman in “Parenthood f you’ve read about gluten-free diets or seen the gluten-free label added to everything from breakfast cereal to cold cuts, you too might be wondering if this is the latest fad in a long line of diet crazes. The reality is plenty of people need to cut gluten from their diet—not to lose weight, but out of medical necessity. But are you one of those people? To figure it out, you might have to cut out gluten for a trial period and see how you feel. The good news is you don’t need a doctor’s prescription and you can start today.


Gluten intolerance by the numbers One out of 133 people is diagnosed with celiac disease, an inherited autoimmune disorder that affects the small intestine. Celiac disease is the only autoimmune disease for which we know the trigger—gluten. Gluten, a kind of vegetable protein, is found in wheat, rye and barley. In the United States, oats are frequently milled with wheat and are therefore contaminated with gluten. When a person with celiac disease ingests gluten, the immune system response damages portions of the small intestine, inhibiting the absorption of nutrients. Osteoporosis, infertility, neurological conditions and other autoimmune

Look past your gut The traditional symptoms of gluten intolerance include diarrhea, bloating, gas and stomach pain. But with celiac disease, “atypical is typical,” says Uma Karnam, MD, a gastroenterologist in Salt Lake City. He says 50% of newly diagnosed celiac patients present with atypical symptoms. Here are some lesser-known symptoms that can affect people with celiac disease: Growth delay (in children), malignancy, anemia, osteoporosis or fractures, arthritis, joint pain, dental anomalies, seizures, depression, cardiac problems, skin rashes, hair loss, miscarriage/infertility, autoimmune disorders—Crohn’s disease, type I diabetes, thyroid disease, and cystic fibrosis, among others.

disorders are just some of the possible long-term effects. The only way to heal the digestive tract is to eliminate gluten completely—even that little bit in the commercial salad dressing and in some common medications. Diagnosing celiac disease may require a blood test and an endoscopic examination to determine if the small intestine is damaged. Initial negative tests are common even among those who have celiac disease. Changing the diet before the diagnosis is confirmed can make the diagnostic process much more difficult. Genetic testing for celiac disease has limited value. It eliminates only celiac disease proper, but does not address other gluten sensitivities.

Defining the terms Gluten intolerance is a term that encompasses any adverse reaction to gluten, regardless of the reason. People who have celiac disease, wheat allergy and gluten sensitivity are all considered to be gluten intolerant. Wheat allergy causes gluten intolerance as a result of specific immune mechanisms that are common to other food allergies. It is not the same as celiac disease. Celiac disease is an inherited autoimmune disorder that affects the digestive process of the small intestine. One in 133 people in the U.S. have celiac disease. Gluten sensitivity is the most difficult to define, as it is not related to wheat allergy or celiac disease. The only way to determine if you are gluten sensitive is to eliminate it from your diet and see if your health improves. The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center WWW.CELIACDISEASE.NET

For those who are gluten sensitive, there’s no secret recipe of how much gluten you can ingest without suffering from symptoms. However, those diagnosed with celiac disease are advised to cut out gluten altogether—no cheating. It’s not all in your head Gluten sensitivity (sometimes described as gluten intolerance) affects as many as one in seven people in the United States. Doctors can’t perform a blood test or endoscopy to diagnose gluten sensitivity. Sufferers may visit doctor after doctor with health complaints, only to be told there’s nothing wrong. Gluten sensitivity is often only diagnosed after a person forgoes gluten and health improves. Salt Lake City-based gastroenterologist Uma Karnam believes one reason more people are being diagnosed with gluten sensitivity is because of the increased awareness

about the condition. “People whose doctors keeps telling them not to worry about troublesome gas and bloating are heading to the Internet for answers,” he says. For someone with vague symptoms, eliminating gluten might provide another piece to the puzzle. Processed gluten-free foods can have more salt, fat or sugar than regular processed foods to make up for the loss of gluten. Eating glutenfree is not a weight-loss plan, but it can be transformative for those who undertake it because of a sensitivity. Tawny Thompson is the founder

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Super-hybrid gluten? G luten (from a Latin word meaning “glue”—yes, really) is a protein found in wheat and a few other types of grain. It’s the sticky stuff that makes bread dough elastic and that gives a good baguette its crispy-chewiness. Gluten has always existed in wheat, and humans have been eating wheatbased bread for thousands of years, so why are so many people now suddenly suffering extra sensitivity to this substance? In part, it is because the wheat we eat now is not the same wheat we ate for all those thousands of years. After the Second World War, agronomists took to hybridizing wheat in order to make the plant hardier and more productive. Norman Borlaug won a Nobel Peace Prize and many other honors for his part in creating this “Green Revolution,” said to have saved over a billion people from starvation. Unfortunately, these extremely hybridized wheat strains now do not seem to agree with the human digestive tract nearly as well as the inefficient heritage strains. Research performed in 2009 by a group of doctors affiliated with the

Mayo Clinic tracked the “dramatic increase” of celiac disease over the past 50 years, and notes that since human evolution occurs over thousand of years, these results suggest that the problem is with the swift hybridization of modern wheat, not with the bodies of the humans eating it [Increased Prevalence and Mortality in Undiagnosed Celiac Disease, WWW.NCBI.NLM.NIH.GOV/PMC/ARTICLES/PMC2704247/?TOOL=PUBMED]. A recent article by Mark Hyman, MD in his Huffington Post blog references this study and others, and explains how the new “super gluten” contained in modern wheat is much more inflammatory to the human gut than the gluten contained in traditional wheat. GMO wheat is not implicated in this crisis of gut health; biotech wheat by Monsanto, Syngenta and BASF is in the development pipeline but has not yet been deployed on a massive scale into the US food supply. Traditional hybridization techniques are still solely responsible for the changes wrought in commercially available wheat. —Alice Bain


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IS GLUTEN FREE FOR YOU? gluten free but then refuse to give up their Pop Tarts,” says Thompson. Those who are gluten sensitive may get away with cheating; however, those who have been diagnosed with celiac disease are advised to cut it out altogether. There’s no secret recipe of how much gluten you can ingest without suffering from symptoms. It’s trial and error for everyone.

Local gluten-free shopping and educational resources Harmons Grocery offers dietician services, including seminars and personal consulting about gluten-free products and recipes: HARMONSGROCERY.COM/ HEALTH/EVENT-CALENDAR Sunflower markets have a gluten-free section. Whole Foods stores provide a list of gluten-free products carried at each location. Here’s the list for Whole Foods at Trolley Square: TINYURL.COM/WHOLEFOODSGLUTENFREE Omar’s Rawtopia. Utah’s first completely gluten-free restaurant. 2148 Highland Dr. 801.486.0332. OMARSRAWTOPIA.COM Café SuperNatural. Also completely gluten-free. Recently opened at Trolley Square with Prana Yoga Studio, 600 S. at 700 E. CAFESUPERNATURAL.COM Against the Grain, 2292 W. 5400 S. , Taylorsville. 801-955-4418 AGAINSTTHEGRAINSLC.COM Everything But Gluten: EVERYTHINGBUTGLUTEN.COM. Gluten-free cookbook from Salt Lake City-based author. Order online. Gluten Free Foods, LLC. 1596 N Hill Field Rd. #B. Layton. 801776-1330 IEATGLUTENFREE.COM. Sample Day is the third Saturday of each month 11am.-3pm. New Grains Gluten Free Bakery. 766 E. 2950 N. Provo. Order online. NEWGRAINSGLUTENFREEBAKERY.COM. Sweet Cake Bake Shop. 237 W. 200 N.. Kaysville. 801-444-3288. Online shopping available. SWEETCAKEBAKESHOP.COM. “Healthy Gluten-free Baking,” U of U Lifelong Learning course, March 13, 69pm. Create tasty baked goods with alternative ingredients like coconut flour, agave nectar and flax meal. 48hour advance registration. $80. 801.587.5433. WWW.LIFELONG.UTAH.EDU GoGlutenFreeGracefully. Personal coaching service and website. Monthly newsletter. WWW.GOGLUTENFREEGRACEFULLY.COM Gluten Free Institute. Provides a program for restaurants to develop a gluten-free protocol based upon ingredient and cross contamination safety and staff education. WWW.THEGLUTENFREEINSTITUTE.COM City Cakes & Cafe. Includes a line of gluten-free baked goods. 282 E. 900 South. Open daily. WWW.CITYCAKESCAFE.COM Squatters’ “Kick in the Glute”: gluten-free, pale-ale style brew is available in stores and at downtown pub, 147 W. Broadway. EPIC brewery’s “The Glutenator:” gluten-free, non-sorghumbased beer with hops, millet, brown rice, yams and molasses. Available in cold cases early March. Let’s Eat Out! Allergy Free Passport, by Kim Koeller. $25. Howto guide instructs people with food sensitivities or allergies how to eat when away from home. The book addresses American, Chinese, French, Indian, Italian, Mexican, and Thai cuisine and gives people the tools to enjoy food while avoiding 10 of the most prevalent allergens. (Affiliated website is also useful.) WWW.ALLERGYFREEPASSPORT.COM

What to eat of Utah-based Restoring Hope Consulting ( WWW.GLUTENFREEHOPE.COM), a service that helps clients maintain a gluten-free lifestyle. Thompson has celiac disease and was misdiagnosed for years while suffering from health problems that seemed unrelated to her diet. On the verge of a hysterectomy, she instead followed her OBGyn’s last-chance suggestion to eliminate gluten, despite the fact that her blood test and endoscopy had come back negative for celiac disease. Within a couple weeks of changing her diet, she experienced marked improvement in her health. Five years later, she is symptomfree and has even been able to discontinue her asthma medication. “I do not think I’m missing out. I can eat a sandwich just like anyone else. It is more expensive though—and I wish that was different,” she says. Thompson counsels clients by offering information, hope and the wisdom of someone who has been on the journey for years. Walking through the grocery store with her can be mind-opening for someone who has just been told to cut out a vast number of foods. It takes some education and careful reading of food labels, but what you can eat on a gluten-free diet is actually quite a bit. Some people, however, just can’t commit to a totally gluten-free diet, regardless of their doctor’s orders. “I know people who are 99% gluten free. They’ll eat completely

Finding the perfect cupcake or sandwich bread can become quite a quest when you can’t eat gluten. In October, the Southtowne Expo Center hosted the Gluten Free Expo (WWW.GLUTENFREEEXPO.COM). Hoards of visitors filtered past the booths, sampling pizza dough, bagels, cookies and pasta noodles, all of which were gluten free. Though the consistency is somewhat different than traditional wheat-based products, the offerings were solid stand-ins. It is this yearning for quality gluten-free food that has opened up the market in recent years. The U.S. gluten-free food and beverage market saw a 30% compound annual growth rate from 2006 to 2010, according to a report from Packaged Facts (TINYURL.COM/GLUTENFREEFOODS). In 2010, that translated to $2.6 billion in retail sales. By 2015, that number is expected to rise to $5 billion. Jim and Pam Shulte, owners of the Salt Lake-based Lucky Spoon Bakery, recognized the market opportunity a few years ago when Jim was diagnosed with celiac disease. Despite her best attempts to buy and prepare delicious food for her husband, Pam was frustrated by the lack of quality choices. So she decided to do it herself. She learned that cooking gluten-free from scratch isn’t just about substituting gluten-free flour in a traditional recipe. After hundreds of test cookies, she created a recipe she was satisfied with and Lucky Spoon Bakery ( WWW.LUCKYSPOONBAKERY.COM) was born. Pam is a cook by nature, not by profession, to which Jim attributes her ability to create a truly unique product. “If you go to culinary school, you learn how to bake with gluten. Then when you go gluten-free, you come to the table with the same rules,” he says. “Not having that formal training allowed her to think much more freely.” Lucky Spoon cookies and muffins can be purchased in the healthy living section of Harmons Grocery Stores and at Whole Foods stores in four states. For those who want to cook at home, Michelle Lowe has written Everything But Gluten ( WWW.EVERYTHINGBUTGLUTEN.COM), a gluten-free cookbook available online. “My dad has been a celiac for years and always ate gross things,” says Lowe, who was diagnosed with celiac disease herself seven years ago. Since then, she has seen the choices of gluten-free foods explode.“Things are tasting better and better,” she says.


On the verge of a hysterectomy, she instead followed her OBGyn’s last-chance suggestion to eliminate gluten, despite the fact that her blood test and endoscopy had come back negative for celiac disease. When she explains to others all the things that she can eat, they’re often surprised at how normal her diet can be. Sushi, Asian food, Indian food, Mexican food and other ethnic cuisines are often gluten-free naturally. It’s important to always ask at restaurants and to read labels, but the list of approved ingredients and entrees is encouraging for those who think their culinary experiences will be severely limited. Additionally, a larger selection of gluten-free foods means that anyone can eliminate the ingredient from their diet for a trial basis. If you think you might be sensitive to gluten and even if you have had a negative result on blood tests for celiac, try removing gluten from your diet for a couple weeks. You might be surprised how you feel. People often report that their GI problems go away, they have more energy and feel clear-headed. Sometimes other health issues subside. If after your gluten-free fortnight all you feel is withdrawal from your favorite breakfast entrée, you can go on your merry way knowing you’re not one of the millions of people with this problem.u Stacey Closser is a Salt Lake City-based freelance writer who specializes in business, health and lifestyle topics.

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A visit to Salt Lake’s first “yoga café”


tahns already admire entrepreneur chef Ian Brandt as originator of some of the area’s most successful vegetarian businesses, so isn’t surprising that his newly opened Café SuperNatural takes the commitment

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to healthy eating to a new level. Inside a casual, modern space adjoining Prana Yoga Studio at Trolley Square, guests benefit from fresh, plant-based choices that incorporate the planet’s most healing foods and cooking methods. Cafe SuperNatural is Salt Lake’s second entirely gluten-free restaurant. Brandt developed an interest in healthy lifestyle restaurants around the country, particularly the innovative “yoga cafes” and was inspired by the blended café concept, but not with the food he found; “That part I wanted to fix,” he laughs. “I wanted to bring my own approach and style to this idea.” For him, Café SuperNatural represents the next level of healthy eating: whole foods prepared simply that elevate the mind and are easily digestible. Diners should feel more balanced, cleansed and energetic from their experience. Ian and chef Erin Hey designed the drink and food menu with that in mind: There are restorative beverages such as the Seven Chakra Elixirs ($7) and fresh pressed juices or lemonades ($3-7), in addition to raw almond milk and agave shakes ($7) that feature superfoods such as goji and acai. Coffee and tea ($1.85-$3) are available with soy, hemp milk and almond milk options. Prana Yoga class participants get $2 off shakes, juices and smoothies. Take


—one side of the menu is “From the Sun” —raw food items—and the other side is “From the Fire”—lightly cooked choices. The Eastern Sun ($9.75, add $2.50 for steamed tofu) is finished with artisan kimchi and nori. The raw SuperNatural Wrap ($7.75) is textured with collard leaf, avocado and artisan sauerkraut. The Machu Picchu ($8.75) is very popular dish: colorful steamed potatoes (or quinoa) served with steamed seasonal vegetables and a chili cashew cream sauce. Chef Hey graduated from Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in Las Vegas in 2004 and has been working with Brandt since last fall. She has been instrumental in perfecting the seasonal and evolving menu. To make a batch of the café’s naturally fermented kimchi, Hey chopped 1,500 pounds of cabbage! Everything offered at the café is chosen for health, Jannelle Popin and Ian Brandt sustainability and freshness. “There are no preserSuperNatural sweets: vatives or artificial flavors. mango/cocnut, dark chocolate Our menu is gluten-free, and banana cacao chip dairy-free and only uses unprocessed sugars. All a “Restore” class and finitems can be made soy-free or peanutish with a Perfection 3rd Chakra Elixir free.” The juice is fresh pressed every (banana, almond milk, fresh mint and morning and every meal is cooked (if agave). Or, how about a Peruvian maca, required) to order at the walk-up counter. almond milk, banana and agave shake There are no microwaves, food lamps or after a Power Vinyasa workout? warming dishes on the premises. Employee As for the soups, salads and main dishes

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Spring performance roundup Modern dance, from rough to refined


hey say that laws are like sausages—it’s best not to see them being made. It’s a different story when it comes to dance. Experimental performances and works-inprogress don’t always succeed, but new works always

have an edge that’s lacking in familiar warhorses. If you can stand a little bit of sausage-making, it can be both enlightening and fascinating to watch artists develop and fine-tune new works. So challenge yourself this spring to go out and see something new.

Iron Choreographer winners First, congratulations to the 2012 Iron Choreographer dynamic duo Melissa Anast and Stephanie Richards, who won with their ninjainspired dance, “hoops and sticks.” Iron Choreographer is a (rigged) competition/fundraiser held each year by the Repertory Dance Theatre. Local choreographers are given a secret ingredient and one hour to create a dance while spectators snack on fancy desserts, watch the creative juices flow and bribe the judges. It’s always a chance to see Utah choreographers I’m not very familiar with and this year it was a pleasure to see some smalltown girls prevail against the big dogs. Melissa Anast was born and raised in Price, Utah. Stephanie Richards grew up in St. George. Both are on the faculty at the Utah

BY AMY BRUNVAND State University College of Eastern Utah in Price. Who even knew there was any modern dance going on in Price at all? As quick and witty as the choreography was Master of Ceremonies Ken Verdoia, KUED-TV’s director of production, who put some wicked fun in this fundraiser.

LoveDANCEmore & Mudson LoveDANCEmore has scheduled two Mudsons this spring. Mudson is a works-inprogress series that gives dancers a chance to try out their ideas on a live audience. Ashley Anderson, who coordinates LoveDANCEmore, writes that a chance to perform is vital to developing new dances because “it changes the way we watch performances by making them happen a lot, in progress, and for different audiences. It teaches us how our work behaves for audiences before we seek out ‘the big stage.’” Also in March, look for volume four of Learning to loveDANCEmore, Salt Lake’s only journal documenting dance performance. The issue’s theme is “Survival.”

Mudson: March 19, 7:30pm, Masonic Temple (650 E. So. Temple). No charge, though “the hat” will be passed. (Next performance: April 16). LOVEDANCEMORE.ORG

Duel*Ality 2.0 Another Language Performing Arts Company is showing a new

iteration of their show from last year, Duel*Ality 2.0 in 3D! They describe their art as “Groundbreaking work in Telematic Cinema, Performance Art, and Access GridTM Collaborative Research,” which means you have to just go see it in order to understand what they are talking about. Another Language Performing Arts Company: ANOTHERLANGUAGE.ORG (Duel*Ality 2.0, March 2-4)

Modern dance at U of U Salt Lake City is lucky to have the University of Utah Modern Dance Department constantly generating young dancers and new dances. Their performances are well worth attending. Mark your calendar now for all the March and April performances. University of Utah student concerts: Performing Dance Company Spring Concert: March 9-10; Modern Dance Senior Concert 1—April 5-7; Concert 2—April 12-14; Student Concert: April 19-21 (Rm. 240). Marriott Center for the Dance, 330 S. 1500 E. DANCE.UTAH.EDU.

Online dance mini-fest Ashley Anderson has also been helping curate an online

dance-for-the-camera mini-festival called Dances Made to Order. This intriguing idea is vaguely similar to the “Iron Choreographer,” only maybe a little more serious-minded (and with a different purpose). Each month, three artists get two weeks to create a dance film inspired by themes the audience chooses. The Salt Lake edition takes place March 7-15, with artistic teams Josie Patterson-Halford and Scott Halford; Samuel Hanson; and Anikó Sáfrán with Wyn Pottratz. The website specifies, “Dances Made to Order is not a competition between the artists. We think that’s tacky. We created the forum to investigate how three artists with very different aesthetics respond to the same ideas. We want to inspire and stimulate conversation.” There is a $10 fee to vote and view the films and most of the money goes directly to support the artists. Dances Made to Order: Vote March 7-March 15; films premiere April 4. DANCESMADETOORDER.COM

Pro scene Natosha Washington and Nicholas Cendese (who won Most Creative Use of Prop in the Iron Choreographer competition for their work with capes and wings) premiere their piece “What You Leave Behind” in Repertory Dance Theatre’s spring concert, Passage. RirieWoodbury Dance Company is also showing premieres this spring with new works by Charlotte Boye-Christensen and by former Ririe-Woodbury dancer Keith Johnson. Repertory Dance Theatre: Passage, March 22-24. Ririe Woodbury: Iridescence, April 26-28. RIRIEWOODBURY.COM



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Circus Oz

“The Third Crossing”

Australia’s most-loved circus, Circus Oz, is renowned for the collective mayhem that never stops from the moment the band strikes up until the last curtain call. The powerful acrobats contest gravity, graceful aerial artists will win your heart, the knockabout comedy will bowl you over, and the live musicians will have you on your feet with the final note.

In Colonial America, it was believed that the third crossing of black and white bloodlines yielded white children. Playwright Debora Threedy employs the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemings, whose children were the third crossing but remained slaves, as the springboard to examine interracial relationships in America.

Circus Oz, Mar. 20 & 21, 7:30p. Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E Presidents Cricle. $19.50-$35.50. KINGSBURYEVENTS.COM

“The Third Crossing,” Mar. 8-18. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W 300 S. $20/$10. PLANBTHEATRECOMPANY.ORG

Dance Twyla Tharp’s “Sweet Fields” Performing Dance Company, the nationally acclaimed student company from the U’s Department of Modern Dance, presents an evening of spectacular dancing and innovative choreography. The highlight of the concert will be “Sweet Fields,” choreographed

Sustainability Silent Spring at 50—The Legacy of Rachel Carson

Samba Fogo Samba Queen Competition Come watch Utah’s hottest Samba dancers compete for the title of Samba Fogo Samba Queen— and show off your own moves on the dance floor all night long! Live music and dancing at this Brazilian party and contest. Appetizers and cash bar. Costumes and private training from Samba Fogo Artistic Director Lorin Hansen is available to prepare for the contest. Samba Fogo Samba Queen Competition, Mar. 10, 9p (competition at 10:15P). $10. SAMBAFOGO.COM


by Twyla Tharp, one of the true definers of dance in America. The evening will also feature premieres by faculty members Eric Handman, Satu Hummatsi, Stephen Koester and I-Fen Lin, with live accompaniment from the University Philharmonia and other musicians from the School of Music. Sweet Fields, March 9 & 10, 7:30p. Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E Presidents Circle. $20/$10. KINGSBURYEVENTS.COM,

Choreographers Satu Hummasti, Eric Handman, Natosha Washington and Nicholas Cendese create a sensuous movement journey— a “Passage” through haunted memories to the everchanging present. Explore the threshold of change and the echoes of a poetic and mysterious reality anchored in the human

experience. Pieces include: “Songs I Wanna Sing (to you)” by “Satu Hummasti, “What You Leave Behind” (world premiere) by Natosha Washington and Nicholas Cendese, “Ghost Ship” by Eric Handman and “Karyo” by (and in memory of) Susan McLain. Passage, Mar. 22-24, 7:30p (2p matinee Saturday). Leona Wagner Black Box Theatre, 138 W 300 S. $30/$15. RDTUTAH.ORG

This symposium will consider Rachel Carson’s ongoing influence, as well as the state of Carson’s beloved marine environments and the state of toxic chemical regulation. Presented by the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. Silent Spring at 50, Mar. 9, 7a-5:30p; Mar. 10, 8a-2:30p. S.J. Quinney College of Law, 332 S 1400 E. $75-$175. WWW.LAW.UTAH.EDU

Revenge of the Electric Car By 2006, thousands of new electric cars were purposely destroyed by the same car companies that built them. Five years later, the electric car is back with a vengeance. Director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars. It’s not just the next generation of green cars that’s on the line, it’s the future of the automobile itself. Narrated by Tim Robbins. Revenge of the Electric Car, Mar. 27, 7p. Main Library, 210 E 400 S. Free. UTAHFILMCENTER.ORG

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Outdoors at Antelope Island Birding for the Non-birder: Would you like to identify a bird more specifically than â&#x20AC;&#x153;big,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;littleâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;blueâ&#x20AC;?? Join the park naturalist at the visitor center to learn some birding basics. Mar. 3, 10a-12p. Deserts Are Not Deserted: Antelope Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Desert Plants and Animals: The word desert comes from the word deserted. The truth, however, is that this land abounds with plants and animals specifically adapted to this harsher environment. Mar. 10, 3p. Astronomy Program: The Solar System: Earth is just one of the many objects orbiting our sun. What else is out there? Join the park naturalist in the visitor center to learn about our cosmic neighborhood. Mar. 23, 8p.

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Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W 1700 S, Syracuse, UT. $9/vehicles, $3/cyclists, walk-ins. UTAH.COM/STATEPARKS/ANTELOPE_ISLAND.HTM

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rare Birdâ&#x20AC;? The University of Utah Department of Theatre premieres internationally renowned playwright and poet Brighde Mullinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rare Bird,â&#x20AC;? directed by Elizabeth Williamson, associate artistic director of the Pioneer Theatre Company. Anne Cullimore Decker stars as Harriett, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oldest Living Former Showgirl.â&#x20AC;? In her heyday, Harriet was one in a flock of beauties that could be found in every respectable casino on the strip. But now sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a dying breed. Set in Las Vegas, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rare Birdâ&#x20AC;? explores a crisis of faith, the saving grace of glamour, and the appearance of love and mystery in life. (This prodution is a professionally produced special event to raise funds for undergraduate student scholarships and awards.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rare Bird,â&#x20AC;? Mar. 9-11. Babcock Theatre, 300 S 1400 E. $20. WWW.THEATRE.UTAH.EDU

Art Minutia Photographer Melissa Bond chronicles the small, the persistent, the everyday of having children. But donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be fooled into thinking that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be treated to the overly sweet: The show embodies the archetypal, the bizarre and the hilarity of the mundane. Photos are rendered in frames constructed out of architectural salvage and found objects.

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Talks and Lectures Nature and Culture in Outdoor Sports Joseph E. Taylor III will explore the evolving cultural framing of outdoor play through a showing and discussion of two historically significant films on rock climbing in Yosemite Valley: Climbing Cathedral Spires, and Sentinel: The West Face. The Agony and Ecstasy of Climbing Films, Mar. 6, 7:30-9p. J. Willard Marriott Library, 295 E 1500 S. Free. WWW.LIB.UTAH.EDU

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After such a mild winter, March is the perfect month to get a jump on this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s garden. Between Wasatch Community Gardens, the U of Uâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lifelong Learning program and the Conservation Garden Park, finding classes to help you get your garden on is a nobrainer. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss Beginning Organic Gardening and Pests and Diseases on March 3, and Selling Your Produce on March 10, with Wasatch Community Gardens at the Main Library, 210 E 400 S ($10 each, pre-registration required at WASATCHGARDENS.ORG). Learn the ropes of basic irrigating (Apr. 3-10, 6-8p, $52) and vegetable gardening techniques (March 19-Apr16, 6:30-8:30p, $114) with Lifelong Learning (see CONTINUE.UTAH.EDU/LIFELONG for full schedule), and see how folks around SLC garden throughout winter on LLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cool Season Vegetable Garden Tour on March 31, 10a-1p ($35). At the Conservation Garden Park (8215 S 1300 W, CONSERVATIONGARDENPARK.ORG) learn to prune trees and shrubs (March 24), prune fruit trees (March 31), design a waterwise landscape (March 29) and landscape with native plants (Apr. 7).

Humanities Happy Hour: Robert K. Avery The University of Utahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Humanities department has invited Bob Avery, the interim director of the Uâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Communications department, to present this monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;intellectual hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvreâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a 10-minute talk on a subject that is â&#x20AC;&#x153;timely, timeless, and provocative.â&#x20AC;? Dr. Avery specializes in broadcast history, communication policy, public telecommunications and visual communication. Humanities Happy Hour, Mar. 20, 5-7p. CafĂŠ Molise, 55 W 100 S. FACEBOOK.COM/HUMHAPPYHOUR

The Nature of Things: Sharon Begley at library Award-winning journalist and health correspondent Sharon Begley investigates â&#x20AC;&#x153;Neuroplasticity: New Stories about Your Brain. Previous dogma has held that the adult brain is essentially fixed in form and functionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but new research indicates our brains can change throughout lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;offering

some pretty interesting implications for health, disease, and emotional balance. Part of the Natural History Museum of Utahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nature of Things lecture series. The Nature of Things Lecture Series, Mar. 22, 7-9p. Main Library, 210 E 400 S. Free. WWW.NHMU.UTAH.EDU/NATURE

Free Radiolab event The Nature of Things lecture series employs the help of Radiolab hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich to make science profound and memorable with their lecture, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Making Tricky Science into Sticky Stories.â&#x20AC;? Radiolab is public radioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cult sensation about science, wonder and discovery, blurring boundaries among science, philosophy and human experience. Abumrad and Krulwich will be in Salt Lake City for their live stage show, â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the Dark,â&#x20AC;? performing later in the week. The Nature of Things: Radiolab, Apr. 3, 7-9p. Utah Museum of Natural History, 301 Wakara Way. Free, but reservations strongly recommended. WWW.NHMU.UTAH.EDU

Spirit Consciousness Expo 2012 Visit the exhibitors to see the many ways consciousness can be raised, learn from the presenters as they share modalities and tools, meet and learn from keynote speaker Lyn Christian, founder of SoulSalt—and connect with new friends and old acquaintances at the 2012 Consciousness Expo. See website for list of workshops and speakers.

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The Fascinating Phenomenon of Orbs What are they? Why do they appear, and when? What do they mean? Should we fear them? How do we call them? Find out at this workshop led by Mary Donnan. Orbs workshop, Mar. 19, 7p. Inner Light Center, 4408 S 500 E. Free, donations encouraged. INNERLIGHTCENTER.NET

Holi Festival of Colors By far the biggest Indian festival of the year, during Holi 2011 50,000 revelers flooded the temple and grounds for two days of brightly colored powder, mantra, music and a bit of “holi” mayhem. This year, realizing that Holi has developed a national following especially among college festival-goers, the

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The all-volunteer Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue (RMGDRI) is solely concerned with the welfare of Great Danes. Particularly in the last few years, many folks have given up their gentle giants because of their higher care costs. This also increases the need for foster parents willing to take in a Great Dane until a forever home can be found. RMGDRI carefully screens and finds the best possible match between dog and family. They find homes primarily in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Utah and Wyoming. Transportation is provided for dogs to reach their new families. Don’t give up on a Great Dane because you don’t live in a mansion. Though large, they really don’t require a huge area to live as long as they are exercised every day.

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The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp. —John Berry

WATCH How Smart Are Animals? by Nova scienceNOW. This video will blow you away when you see the intelligence of animals: a dog that knows more than 1,000 words, a school of dolphins that work together as a team, a talking parrot who reasons—and you’ll see why I don’t eat octopi.


Maddie’s Fund was organized by Dave and Cheryl Duffield. The Californiabased foundation’s namesake, Maddie, inspired the Duffields to find new opportunities for shelter pets to find compassionate homes. Maddie’s Fund primarily supports animal organizations, offering information on fundraising and shelter design and management, with an emphasis on how shelters may transition to a no-kill facility. Maddie’s Fund also helps support local coalitions of adoption organizations, animal control agencies and traditional shelters. Utah was one of seven states to benefit from a Maddie’s Fund Feral Cats and Low-income Spay/Neuter Project. According to Maddie’s Fund statistics for shelter intake, adoption and euthanasia: In 2009, 73 Utah shelters reported intake of 86,840 animals; 24,278 animals were adopted but even more, 38,199, were euthanized—with the balance presumably returned to their proper homes. Bravo to shelters such as the Humane Society of Utah who are working toward achieving a no-kill community.

Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that is how dogs spend their lives. —Sue Murphy

Unlikely Friendships, 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom by Jennifer S. Holland. Touching stories accompanied by beautiful photographs of friendships between very different breeds of animals, including a rat and a cat, a lioness and an antelope, a baby rhesus monkey and a dove.

IN THE WILD After transporting 72 wild turkeys from South Dakota, the Division of Wildlife Resources released 24 of the birds on the north side of the La Sal Mountains and 48 turkeys found a new home on Elk Ridge.

Having had a Great Dane growing up, I can attest to their loving and gentle nature. Truly a wonderful breed of dog with a big heart to match its big body. On Saturday, March 31, RMGDRI will be at Dog’s Meow if you want to get to know the great personality of this breed. They will continue bringing dogs to Dog’s Meow on the fourth Saturday of each month. Beginning June 3rd, RMGDRI will also be at the Wheeler Farm farmer’s market every Sunday throughout the summer. If you’ve got your share of canines but still wish to support the organization, RMGDRI is hosting a wine & cheese tasting/fund raising event with Kiler Grove Winegrowers and Beehive Cheese Co. on March 24, 5-7 p.m. at the winery, 53 W. Truman Avenue. Tickets are $30. RMGREATDANE.ORG.

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Learning From Traumatic Brain Injury Focused intention gets me through the day. BY LORI MERTZ

cast, limp or scar—and they forget, or may not know, that you are injured. For instance, when I say or do something bizarre—speak too loud, blurt out something odd, walk into a wall or tree (yes, I still sometimes do this), or speak poorly or in broken, non-sequential sentences or with a stutter, people forget why. So, back to that night after PechaKucha... On the drive home, I pull over several times to write more notes, afraid I will forget my flowing thoughts. Once I laugh out loud, realizing I’ve pulled into the

ebruary PechaKucha event at the State Room. One of the presentations has sparked a creative solution for a problem I’ve been grappling with a while. I don’t have paper in my purse, but I do have a pen—and some body limbs available for notes, which I take copiously. When the lights go up, my friends burst out laughing. I look like a fast tattoo artist had his way with me in the dark.


It takes a lot of work—intention— to keep this machine—me—running. I learned how to do this after a bicycle accident and subsequent traumatic brain injury (TBI) I sustained nearly 11 years ago. Because of this experience, I know where all my (metaphorical) Achilles tendons are. I learned about them, along with many other things, from my doctor, my speech therapist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, counselor and spiritual therapist, friends and family, and all the amazing others who have at one time or another comprised my health care team. When I get tired or overwhelmed or overstimulated, or sometimes excited, as at the PechaKucha gathering, my short term memory gets



The author with her dog, Bert

worse. I’ve learned I have only a certain amount of space and energy and when it fills up or is exhausted, I panic. In an effort to remember, I compulsively write things down. As part of my success strategy I also filter what and who I’ll give my energy, attention and focus to. March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month and I want to

acknowledge it and help others understand this prevalent injury a bit better. Traumatic brain injury is super prevalent today, but IT often gets overlooked or dismissed. People say, “It’s only a concussion.” A concussion is a brain injury, and it may have longterm repercussions. When you have a TBI, there’s usually no visual reminder to others—no

BI is most frequently the result of a traumatic physical event such as a car or bicycle accident. Sports, especially contact sports, often result in TBI, which often is diagnosed (or misdiagnosed) simply as concussion. However, after each concussion, the possibility and probability of getting a more serious brain injury grows, recovery takes longer and longer, and the possibility of permanent damage or death increases dramatically. TBI can be caused by external physical force (such as a fall or being hit), or internal damage caused by lack of oxygen or a tumor. Concussion is the most common and least serious type of TBI. Mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), also referred to a closed head injury or postconcussive syndrome, is the name given to those head injuries where there is no open wound, but enough force to shake the brain inside the skull. In this instance, the individual may or may not lose consciousness. Often there are no visible signs of a brain injury. Some people will have obvious symptoms of a concussion, such as passing out or forgetting what happened right before the injury, but others won't. With rest, most people fully recover from a concussion—some recover in a few hours, but others may take up to a few weeks. In rare cases, concussions cause more serious problems. Repeated concussions or a single severe concussion may require surgery and may lead to long-lasting problems with movement, learning or speaking. Because of this, it is important to contact a doctor if you or someone you know has symptoms of a concussion.


Signs and Symptoms

Treating TBI with nutrition

or a list of TBI symptoms, go to this website [BIAU.ORG/ABOUT-BRAININJURIES/CLUES]. Symptoms range from mild to severe and can last for hours, days, weeks, months or years, and can include physical, emotional, cognitive, social, verbal and personality changes. They can also fall to one extreme or the other on a spectrum: for example, sleep disturbance is a symptom of brain injury, but that can mean sleeping too much, too little, intermittently or not at all. Many symptoms are noticeable immediately, but others may appear later. Learning disabilities, for example, are not immediately recognizable, but appear even years later, as the more immediate symptoms improve or resolve.

ith brain injury, the entire body can be thrown out of whack, and often it takes special nutritional counseling to regain lost strength and energy and to help the body rebuild lost tissue mass. Water, protein, and simply getting enough calories are critical components of recovery. Your brain is an electrical system (even though the voltage is very low!). Water is an electrical conductor, so without water, your already short-circuited and concussed neural connections are less able to function. The brain is 85% water, so keep hydrated! Protein is the other big essential—needed for growth and development of the body and critical with respect to brain function. Neurotransmitters, the signalling chemicals used by the brain, are made of amino acids provided by protein in the diet. The neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine are all integral to mood stability, appetite and sleep. A diet that supplies enough protein will support these functions. Nutrition or simply put, eating, is really critical! Lots of mini meals are the TBI sufferer’s friend. Without decent nutrition, the brain will cease to function even before the body will. However, as important as eating and drinking water are, we have a catch-22— it's hard to eat if (1) you've lost short term memory and you forget; and (2) brain injury has killed your appetite and you're not hungry!


I don’t feel broken – in fact, I think I am the very best iteration of myself yet—but sometimes I limp. My heart is filled with love and gratitude for so very much, and yet I struggle. parking lot for Child and Family Services. I take it as a reminder that we all need support! I didn’t use that service after my injury, but Vocational Rehab changed my life, for which I am deeply grateful. As I drive, I tune into what is playing on the radio, “ make me smile like the sun, fall out of bed, sing like a bird, dizzy in my head, spin like a record crazy on a Sunday night. You make me dance like a fool, forget how to breathe, shine like gold, buzz like a bee. Just the thought of you...” (from “Smile,” by


Uncle Kracker). Exactly! That’s how I feel inside. When I speak about my strengths and weaknesses (“challenges,” my friend Tom would be quick to correct) I realize how intentionally I have had to live my life since my TBI. Music is an example of where I get really intentional. I manage my focus and keep it on those things that generate joy. I listen to songs that celebrate, songs that make me smile and want to dance, songs that lift me up. Lyrics like in “Smile” are

reminders to myself of the things I want to remember and stay focused on. These days there is a ton to distract me and all of us: horrific stories delivered fresh, daily, almost none over which I have direct control over. What I can do is stay focused on the things I can impact and the world I interface with every day whether it’s at work or at my corner coffee shop. When I need help, I ask and I don’t give up. And, I always get an answer, which I have found comes from focusing on solution. My life is intentional. Note the word, in-ten-tional. It’s a ten. So what do I want? I want people to know me and that I’m not crazy, although, I do feel that way sometimes—sometimes I feel it a lot, even when I don’t say it out loud. It’s true, I do get confused and get lost in neighborhoods I “know.” Sometimes I do talk too loud or blurt out the wrong thing at the wrong moment. It’s true. But as I pull over to write that line, I hear lyrics on the radio: “I thought, I thought of every possibility. And I know someday that it'll all turn out...” My head injury doesn’t define me, but it’s a part of me and the truth is I still need support. I don’t want to sound broken, so I don’t talk about it, but it’s there. I don’t feel broken – in fact, I think I am the very best iteration of myself yet—but sometimes I limp. My heart is filled with love and gratitude for so very much, and yet I struggle. Ever read a book and see yourself in it? I did—Over My Head: A Doctor's Own Story of Head Injury from the Inside Looking Out, by Claudia L. Osborn. Ever have someone say “you should see that movie”? I did: Memento, about a man with a head injury who tattoos his body with things he wants to remember. I never watched that movie. I was already living it, The notes I wrote on my body weren’t permanent tattoos, but ink just the same. Brain injury has likely affected

Causes and risks of a TBI


he brain is a very soft organ, approximately the consistency of firm tofu. It is surrounded by spinal fluid and protected by the skull. While the fluid around the brain acts like a cushion, if if your head is hit hard, your brain can crash into the inside of your skull and get bruised a little or even begin to bleed. Knocks on the head can happen thousands of different ways, but some of the more common dangers are car and bicycle accidents, falls, playground injuries and fights, and sports such as football, hockey, soccer, skiing or snowboarding. Age and existing health are also contributing factors to the risk of a TBI. Children are very susceptible to brain injury, and falls are most common among both the elderly and the very young. Alcohol and medication use are also common contributing factors in falls.

Balance declines with age, and people over the age of 65 have a very high rate of injury due to falls. Some elderly people also take medications that can affect perception and/or balance, and others may have visual limitations or orthopedic problems that may contribute to the likelihood of falling. Wearing proper footwear, clearing hazards from the home and making sure of regular exercise can help older people avoid falling and brain injury. Violence is also a factor. Gunshot wounds account for a small proportion of TBIs (10%), but a high percentage of related fatalities (44%). Nine out of 10 people who incur TBI from a firearm die. Domestic abuse, including shaken baby syndrome, is another common cause of violencerelated TBI.


s a result of my TBI I have been given the gift of a new perspective ; a state of presence in all aspects of my life—what a blessing,” says Lori Mertz, who sustained a lifechanging head injury in a bike accident 11 years ago. From it sprang Just Bee, a creative endeavor that started out as a journal for her children— reminders to them and to herself of what is really important—“a celebration of life and the magic I see and experience in each moment.” Mertz says Just Bee came from un-learning “doing” and has become her new life philosophy. It is inspired by bees, which have been venerated since antiquity for their life-giving properties, and by her dog Bert, who is the “be” in Just Bee. “It is my hope that the messages woven through my designs will touch, move and inspire all who come into contact with them, encouraging everyone to pause and slow down, to savor the small moments in each day and the beauty that is the core essence of each of us.”


someone you love—perhaps it has affected you directly. Even though I am “better,” no words can truly convey my gratitude when a friend makes me lunch or my neighbor down the street brings me dinner. It’s the little things we do that we aren’t even aware of that make a difference every minute of every day. Of course, everyone needs support, kindness and compassion. I don’t sweat the small stuff any more. I forget people and faces, I can’t concentrate in noisy or chaotic environments, I’ve been known to leave the tea kettle on or the water running. In spite of sticky note reminders all over my house, my

It takes a lot of work— intention—to keep this machine—me—running. I am more aware of it because of the education I received after a bicycle accident and subsequent traumatic brain injury.


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Patience and compassion

house can be messy, the trash cans are out too long, there are dishes in my sink. These are not lifealtering disasters, just details, blips on the radar. I choose to let them go and not judge them or myself. I’ve got bigger fish to fry! So far nothing important has fallen through the cracks. It’s not about the place; home is an inside job and wherever I am, there it is. I’ve learned so much about myself; I’ve learned that I orient well around others, which is something I didn’t have awareness of before my accident. I thrive on structure, and I love partnership in all aspects of my life. Structure creates an environment for me where I can thrive and share my gifts. Each of us has our own gifts to give to live, and in my case my TBI has allowed me to uncover and deliver these gifts in areas I never previously considered. That’s part of the magic that continues revealing itself. It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey. u




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verall, the prognosis for individuals with traumatic brain injury is good. However, recovery time varies from person to person, and may take from months to years, and rarely proceeds at the rate an individual would like. People with brain injury need more quiet time and more time for themselves. Doing too much or trying to force performance at a pre-injury pace or level can hamper recovery as well as cause further damage. In the case of a mild TBI (concussion), about 75% will improve substantially within the first three to six months and about 25% will have persistent symptoms and a slow recovery of function after six months. In the case of a more severe TBI, this timetable shifts with the average recovery period ranging from six to 24 months. Although much function can be regained or relearned, sufferers are often faced with the challenge of having to re-learn how to do their lives. In my case, I went from being able to multitask very efficiently to being able to concentrate on only one thing at a time. It’s turned out to be a gift. It has forced me to learn new ways of being successful at work, but most of all it gives me presence: pure, unobstructed, full-force presence.

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The Divine Feline stretch Marjarasana BY CHARLOTTE BELL photos by Phillip Bimstein

posits that when we are immobile for long periods of time, the fuzz can start to thicken and form adhesions. We move and stretch to break up the formation of adhesions in the fuzz, so that the fascia can remain fluid and flexible, allowing our muscle surfaces to slide easily over one another. (You can watch Hedley’s very morning as I begin to stir, the short video, “The Fuzz Speech,” three felines that share my sleephere: TINYURL.COM/FUZZSPEECH.) ing hours begin to mobilize along This is why I instinctually begin my with me. The promise of breakfast, own yoga practice with slow, of course, is the great motivator, but exploratory, fuzz-busting movements. I before breakfast—before they do use Marjarasana (Cat/Cow Stretch) to anything else—they do a little cat warm up my spine and joints for the yoga. They begin with Downward rest of my asana practice. MarjaFacing Cat. Their front paws stretch rasana incorporates both flexion and forward and the stretch ripples its extension (forward and back bendway up to the pinnacle of their boding) of the spine. These two moveies: their hips. Then they return to all ments wake up the large postural fours, and their furry skin elongates muscles of the back and front bodies. and vibrates as they However, the spine is stretch each foreleg also capable of rotatCats stretch forward and each ing and moving lateralhind leg back. Often because it feels ly. These movements they arch their spines up the smaller good, not because wake upward, reminiscent spinal muscles. I add of a Halloween cat, they’re hoping to lateral and rotational minus the hissing. movements as well. From my human accomplish a pose. February, with its perspective, cat yoga name based in the (or dog yoga if you have canine comLatin febrire (to purify), is the month panions) looks exquisitely natural of purification. These simple stretchand elemental. Cats stretch because es that free the spine to move in all it feels good, not because they’re possible directions also break up the hoping to accomplish a pose. There’s accumulation of fuzz that can inhiban authenticity to cat yoga that genit spinal movement. In a sense, the erates an internal “aaahhh” for me gentle, fluid movements of even as a mere spectator. Marjarasana and its variations Why do dogs and cats always cleanse the fascia of potentially stretch upon arising? And why do adhesive fuzz build-up. Cats and many humans indulge in a horizondogs know this intuitively. For tal bed stretch before we move humans, practicing Marjarasana toward vertical? Anatomist Gil with mindfulness and the spirit of Hedley says the stretching instinct is investigation, can make our first related to microscopic “fuzz” that morning stirrings just as divinely forms over our muscles when we satisfying as those of our feline and spend long periods immobile. This canine friends. u fuzz is actually an incipient form of Charlotte Bell is a yoga teacher, author and musiloose connective tissue called fascia cian who lives in Salt Lake City. Visit her at that covers muscle surfaces. Hedley WWW.CHARLOTTEBELLYOGA.COM.



egin on all fours on a nonskid mat with your hands directly beneath your shoulders and knees directly beneath your hips. You may want to add a blanket or towel as extra padding for your knees. Notice how the weight is distributed across your hands and knees. Spread the hands and lengthen through the fingers.

Forward bending Slowly drop the tip of your tailbone, allowing your pelvis to tilt back. Allow your spine to round upward. Let the movement sequence up the back so that your head responds last by dropping toward the floor. Take a few deep breaths at your full forward bend to feel the elongation of your back.

Back bending Slowly lift the tip of your tailbone so that your pelvis begins to tip forward and you feel your lower spine dipping into your back. Again, allow this movement to sequence up the spine so that your head is the last thing to lift. Do not over-arch your head back. Instead, look straight forward. Take a few deep breaths here to feel the elongation of the front body. Move back and forth, bending forward and back several times, keeping all your joints soft and fluid and matching the movements to your breathing in whatever way feels most natural.

Lateral bending Return to neutral for a few breaths, then turn your shoulders and hips to the right, toward one another, so that your entire left torso lengthens. Return to the center and then curl to the left, feeling the right torso elongate. Repeat this movement several times, breathing continuously. Again let your joints be soft, relaxed and fluid.

Spinal rotation Return to the center and stretch your left leg back behind you. Grounding your left hand, turn your torso to the right and raise your right hand up toward the ceiling. Widen your chest and upper back as you elongate your left leg back. After a few breaths, return to the center and repeat on the other side.

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experience of authentic contact. Integrate body, mind, & spirit through creative exploration of losses, conflicts, & relationships that challenge & inspire our lives.

skills, resolving parent-teen conflicts, depression, phobias, ending & recovering from abuse, conflicts & issues related to sexuality & libido in men & women, sexual orientation issues.

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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

Machiel Klerk, LMFT 8/12 801-656-8806. 150S. 600E, ste. 7-C. Jung and depth psychology oriented therapist. Problems are treated as expressions of the soul in its movement toward healing. Expertise in working with dreams. Also work with Adolescents and people in Recovery. MACHIELKLERK@HOTMAIL.COM / WWW.MACHIELKLERK.COM

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 abuse and depression. 1/12

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

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.

Mary Nickle, LMT, CCP 7/12 801.530.0633. Aura readings, energy healing, class instruction in the intuitive healing arts, and Soul/Spirit Journeys; Colorpuncture, and the fabulous Bellanina Face-lift massage. The Energy-Medicine Training for self-care begins soon! Located in the Center for Enhanced Wellness, 2627 E Parleys Way. WWW.TIMEOUTASSOCIATES.NET PSYCHIC/TAROT READINGS Crone’s Hollow 8/12 2470 S. Main St. Have life questions? Get the clarity you need & reclaim your future with an intuitive and personal psychic consultation. $20 for 20 min. We also have metaphysical supplies! Cash/credit cards accepted. Thurs-Sun. Walk-ins welcome. 801.906.0470, WWW.CRONESHOLLOW.COM

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 Kathryn Miles 2/13 Psychic Reader, Medium, Channeler WWW.KATHRYNMILES.COM. Internationally renowned psychic healer for more than 20 years. Experience a reading, receiving messages from guides and loved ones, peering into your akashic records, past and future experiences and soul path. Offering classes available at my mystery school, The Lifting of the Veils, at my sanctuary in Sugarhouse. Call to schedule your appointment. 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

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

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

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 persuasionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;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 Saturday (and 11-5 Sun. through holidays). Dancing Cranes. 673 E Simpson Ave, 801.486.1129, DANCINGCRANESIMPORTS.COM FB Golden Braid Books. 801-322-1162. 151 S 500 E, GOLDENBRAIDBOOKS.COM FB Healing Mountain Crystal Co.FB 363 S. 500 E. #210, SLC. 800-811-0468, HEALINGMOUNTAIN.ORG. Ten Thousand Villages. 1941 S 1100 E, 801.485.8827, VILLAGESUTAH.ORG FB 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

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

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 & childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s church 10am. INNERLIGHTCENTER.NET

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Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa Tibetan Buddhist Temple 8/12 801-328-4629. 740 S. 300 W. Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa offers an open environment for the study, contemplation, and practice of Tibetan Buddhist teachings. The community is welcome to our Sunday service (puja), group practices, meditation classes and introductory courses. WWW.URGYENSAMTENLING.ORG

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

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March 2012



What’s new around town BY CAROL KOLEMAN

Avenues Bistro on Third If you remember the Avenues Bakery on South Temple, you will remember delicious, healthy, graciously served food. Co-owner Kathie Chadbourne is back in the Avenues with her new venture, Avenues Bistro on Third. Chef Miguel Rivas, who collaborated with Chadbourne on the Avenues Bistro, has created a salad, sandwich, tapas and brunch menu based on simple and fresh ingredients which will eventually include herbs and vegetables from the restaurant’s own garden and eggs from its own henhouse. A full drink menu is also offered, from espresso to hard liquor. Kathie emphasizes that Avenues Bistro is a casual, intimate place for people to gather or just stop by for a quick coffee. 10 am-10 pm. 564 E Third Ave.

Web of Life Wellness Center moves downtown Todd Mangum, MD, is moving his practice, Web of Life Wellness Center, to a newly renovated space at 508 E So. Temple, Ste. 102. Dr. Mangum practices integrated medicine which combines the best of Western and Eastern medicines. The move was prompted by the current lease ending on his longtime 900 South location, but it marks a new beginning which is always a great thing. Joining Mangum in the move are associates Megan Sillito, Daren Mackintosh, Sunny Strasburg and Naomi Silverstone. An open house is planned for April.

Harmons at City Creek Six years in the making and worth the wait. Last month Harmons, one of the last family chain grocers in Utah, opened its 16th store in downtown Salt Lake. The urban grocery carries certified organic produce, grass-fed beef, wild caught seafood in season, artisan made-from-scratch breads and an ambience so unique you could go there on a date. (Well, once, anyway!) The company also has an aggressive sustainability program. Thanks, Harmons, for upping the downtown SLC vibe! Harmons at City Creek, 135 E. 100 South.

If we were to map the locations of this month’s Comings & Goings, it would pinpoint an interesting pattern: three unique, locavoreand/or ethnic-focused food establishments, two holistically oriented physicians, a fair trade gift shop and a major locally owned grocery that gives a damn—located almost within a mile of each other in downtown Salt Lake City. Downtown SLC life has gotten a lot more interesting this month!

New naturopath in town Tineke Malus, ND, has opened her practice in Salt Lake City. Dr. Malus says she was inspired to pursue a career in naturopathic medicine after her own experiences with traditional medicine changed her perspective on how disease should be treated. Utah-born, Malus recently returned to her home state to nurse her elderly mother. Conversations with Leslie Peterson, ND, convinced her of the need for more naturopaths in Utah, and so she stayed and has affiliated with Peterson’s Full Circle Care clinic in downtown Salt Lake. Dr. Malus provides primary care, annual check-ups and screening exams in addition to holistic wellness practices such as detoxification and cleansing, diet assessment and hydrotherapy. Tineke Malus, ND, at Full Circle Care. 150 S. 600 E. #6B. MALUSHEALTH.ORG


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Reading the Tarot Tuesday evenings 03/06/2012 - 03/20/2012 In this well-rounded, comprehensive beginning class, you will learn how to read the Tarot. You can expect to be reading by the end of the first class! Special fee includes handout materials. Tuition: $115 + Special Fee: $23.00 = $138.00

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Tea Grotto moves to 9th So. After eight years in Sugar House, this month the Tea Grotto will move to the northeast corner of 900 South and 400 East. Founder Rebecca Sheeran, who traveled the world in search of tea to bring back to Utah, moved to Alaska and has placed her creation and intention in the trusted hands of new owners Brad and Molly Heller and designer Toby Putnam. The new Tea Grotto will provide daily tea tastings and history at the teabar for those who are interested in a more interactive and informative tea experience. With their large and varied tea selection, this promises to be quite the adventure. Tea ceremony and tea meditation are also on the list for future offerings. The Tea Grotto’s menu will focus on fresh local produce with creative tea ingredients—think Pu’erh-steeped shiitake mushroom and smoked cheese quiche, edamame with lapsang-chili dipping sauce, and rooibos-infused homemade hummus platter.

Wednesday evenings 04/18/2012 - 05/09/2012 Enhance creative thinking, expand intuitive ability, and explore paths to increased psychic awareness as you gain exposure to a buffet of techniques and exercises; dream work, creative visualization, meditation, palmistry, numerology, runes, scrying, channeling, auras, tarot, journaling, and more. Tuition: $129 + Special Fee: $10.00 = $139.00

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10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays.

Downtown Kathmandu Kathmandu, a restaurant serving Indian and Nepali cuisine, has opened at a second location. In addition to Highland Drive, the restaurant voted “Best Indian” by Salt Lake Magazine is now also found downtown, next to Sunflower Market on 7th East. Kathmandu2 has the same open and warm feeling as the original, and offers the same delicious menu.

Parking is abundant, but it’s also an easy bikeride for many. Kathmandu2, 212 S 700 East. THEKATHMANDU.NET

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Call 596-0147 Ext 41 Sugar House to 120 S Main Street. The fair trade retailer specializes in folk art, ceramics, textiles, baskets, jewelry and musical instruments from artisans from around the world. This awesome nonprofit provides beautiful and unique products while helping to support Third World artists. 120 S. Main St., SLC.

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March 2012


Anger Management Don’t stuff it, channel it BY DANIEL SCHMIDT

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ou know what an angry person looks like. You have an idea because you have a set of memories of angry people, and you can recognize the physical manifestations of anger. You’ve been able to do this all your life. Anger lives in a body. It is not just an abstract thought pattern. It is physical. You know it when you see it—and feel it. When we are angry, more blood flows to our arms and nearby muscles. The breath quickens, and the heart beats faster and harder. We tense up, meaning we tighten muscles, getting ready to fight. The neck tightens, and this reduces head movement, thereby reducing visual field. We get focused — tightly. It’s all about survival, and pleasure and affection are put on hold. A flood of hormones instigates all of these changes. Once the hormones hit the bloodstream, they need to be utilized. Just saying “I will not be angry” won’t cut it — your chemistry has other plans for you. Your body is an emotional entity. All your emotions are created in and processed through your body. But some don’t get all the way through. Most of us have been taught to be good, to behave, to control ourselves. It gets taught early, and becomes habit. The teaching might be verbal

and explicit—“Sit down and be quiet”—or it might be nonverbal and still quite powerful, like seeing someone punished for showing anger and realizing that we might be next. We bury our anger so fast and deep that we don’t even notice the process.

The loss of joy that results from repressed anger is significant. We can stuff it, but we pay a high price. An angry body is not a playful, sexy, appreciative body. Buried anger, damaged health Buried anger damages one’s health. The cost of keeping anger inside accumulates, and it shows in one’s actions and general health. Buried or not, the inhibited movements of showing anger keep happening. Eventually they leak out. Buried anger can show itself in a

number of symptoms. We grit our teeth until the jaw malfunctions, resulting in problems such as TMJ syndrome. We tense for a fight until circulation is over-pressurized — chronic high blood pressure. We tighten the gut, resulting in ulcers and acid reflux. Irritation shows right on our skin in the form of psoriasis and eczema. We struggle to hold back until it hurts, and we suffer back pain and frozen shoulders. Equally serious, but less obvious, is the damage from the change in perception. Remember that tight focus? It begins to limit our options. What we don’t see, we can’t act on, so life gets smaller and grimmer. Pleasure and affection may be put aside so long, we begin to forget they exist. The loss of joy that results from repressed anger is significant. We can stuff our anger, but we pay a high price. An angry body is n ot a playful body, not a sexy body, and not an affectionate, appreciative body. A body stuffed full of anger is also not a safe body, as sudden explosions occur when the containment system breaks down. Other people will sense this and steer clear. Isolation is a part of the price we pay for carrying old anger.

Channeling anger Let’s talk about channeling anger. This is a different skill from “stuffing” it. Sometimes we have great reasons to focus on skillfully expressing anger. There are points in an anger cycle when the energy can be directed by careful choices, and the internal conflict resolved. Key places to act are in your breath, your core tone (think gut tension), your vision and your grounding. 1. Breathe more. Slow it down, deepen it, and let your ribs move again. You might feel fear for a second as you unfreeze. That is okay. Air is good. 2. Relax your gut. Stephen Levine writes a lot about “soft belly” and the sensation of release that we can access. It’s not passive—it is a clever preparation for acting from a strong place. I think of it as more like centering in martial arts. A supple core is powerful.

3. Deliberately look around and widen your focus. Soften the squint that anger creates. See your options. Deliberately shift from tight focus to broad. 4. Feel your feet or your seat. Ground yourself. Support precedes movement. Knowing where you stand (or sit) is the basis for proceeding safely and effectively. These four techniques help release fear. You will feel immediately more confident, and less stressed. You can then act on your anger in an appropriate manner. Pro fighter Mike Tyson said, “Everybody has a plan until you are hit in the face.” That is when you need skills. Not to stuff it, not to lash out blindly, not to hurt yourself or those close to you, but to have the skills to respond directly and proportionately to what angered you. Your body will lead you toward mature, wise, effective action. u Dan Schmidt is a Feldenkrais practitioner, bodyworker and dance instructor in Salt Lake City. He teaches classes for the public and for massage therapists. OPENHANDSLC.COM.

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1. We judge. Others, ourselves, siuations. Judgment is resistance, and it doesn’t (usually) feel good. There are times when there’s relief in judging, but it’s not usually long-lasting. This is a good habit to release in order to let your dreams come to fruition. The antidote is to allow, allow, allow. (Even if you have to begin by allowing yourself to judge!) 2. We worry. We humans are gifted story tellers, and when we imagine a negative future, that vibration keeps us from manifesting what we want most. If you’ve got a habit of telling the negative story, it’s time to turn over a new leaf. Antidote: hang out with Pollyanna, the optimistic child from the 1913 novel made famous by Hayley Mills. She’s the best in the business for seeing things in a positive light, and she will rub off on you. 3. We care too much what others think. If our own inner

guidance isn’t running the show, we’re bound to run into a kink or two. Working to gain the approval of others is a sure fire way to sabotage your own desires and passions.

Are you engaging any of these manifesting handicaps? These are the most common ways we create misalignment to what we want: The antidote here is to practice caring less what others think and honor more of what your true self wants. It’s a selfreinforcing practice, so just getting started ensures your success. (Google “approval addiction” for resources.) 4. We don’t know when to drop it. One of my favorite tips from Abraham lately is to know when to get specific and when to “go general.” Many of us focus on what feels bad, when in actuality that’s a perfect time to stop focusing so specifically. Antidote: when you’re feeling

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less than fab, entertain more general thoughts like “I’ve been through worse than this;” “It can’t last forever;” etc. Get out the magnifying glass when you’re in a good mood only.

Because I quote Abraham so much, it seems wise to introduce those who aren’t already familiar with this invaluable law of attraction resource. Abraham is a non-physical entity channeled by Esther Hicks. Abraham describes themselves (they use the plural, not the singular) as “a group consciousness from the nonphysical dimension.” Esther has been channeling Abraham for over 20 years and together they’ve created an enormous collection of material to support deliberate creators. I personally consider Ask and It Is Given (by AbrahamHicks) as the “bible” of law of attraction. There isn’t another source that rings more true for me. But that’s just me. Not everyone is a fan of Abraham. And that’s perfect – we each have a different resonance with different material. I remember the moment I knew Abraham was for me. In Ask and It Is Given I read this sentence: “You are not here to fix a broken world,” and I felt something shift inside me. I mean, I felt physically altered. It’s like my body cells heard the truth for the first time ever and never went back. Because I prefer to give credit where it’s due, you’ll find me quoting them often. Not because I think everyone should listen to Abraham, or because I think they’re the ultimate source of all perfect and true information (you would want to

5. We take it too seriously. Life really can be delicious when we learn to lighten up and enjoy. Did you read the top five regrets of the dying? It’s sure to inspire you to forge a different path. Antidote: remember these words of wisdom: “If you’re too busy to enjoy life, you’re too busy.” Make time to laugh, play, and goof off. Watching Maru on YouTube is a great place to start! u Jeannette Maw is a Law of Attraction coach and founder of Good Vibe Coaching in Salt Lake City. WWW.GOODVIBECOACH.COM

go to your own inner guidance for that), but simply because I don’t want to pass their teachings off as my own. Lots of folks who share material about manifesting (including me) learned most of what we know from Abraham-Hicks. Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, Lynn Grabhorn, Andy Dooley and Oprah, among others, have been open about their enthusiastic embracing of Abraham’s teachings. In others the connection is easy to spot (Martha Beck, Harrison Klein, Marci Shimoff). Notable exceptions: Mike Dooley. Deepak Chopra. Gregg Braden. They’re manifesting heavyweights, but don’t seem to be plugged into Abraham. Abraham isn’t the first to deliver this kind of material. Some folks are more familiar and comfortable with other earlier proponents of our power to create reality. Abraham is also referred to as Abe, Esterham, AbrahamHicks, and probably some other nicknames I don’t know. You will find lots of info and resources including DVDs, CDs, books, online workshops, and more at www.ABRAHAMHICKS.COM. There are facebook groups, yahoo groups, online forums, YouTube videos and meetups all based on mutual love of Abraham. Abraham is not without critics, and not everyone is comfortable with “channeled” information, but like I said, it sure floats my boat. And that is who Abraham is.



Internal stability Your presence will say more than words BY SUZANNE WAGNER Osho Zen Tarot: The Source, The Burden, Turning In Medicine Cards: Deer, Horse, Blank Shield Mayan Oracle: Chuen, Muluc Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Ace of Wands, Six of Wands, The Hanged Man Aleister Crowley Deck: Worry, The Lovers, Power Words of Truth: Tears, Lying, Past, Assemblage Point uring March, we’re deep into Mars retrograde. This pattern confers a heavy burden of details, and we can’t expect much progress or anyone noticing how hard we are working. Plan ahead if at all possible with a financial reserve, and you will navi-


If you look within, you will realize that you are a whole, beautiful, and amazing being. That alone might be just what you need to have the courage to keep on going when the going gets tough. gate this energy better. The value you will get, from holding firm and not getting caught up in the drama unfolding around you, will come in April and May. What goes around does come back around, so watch what you say. My motto is: “Don’t let 85% of the stuff in my mind get out my mouth!” Everyone is feeling at his or her personal edge, and it is not nice to push anyone beyond the point of no return. If we look within, even in the depths of this burdensome time, we will realize that we are whole, beautiful, and amazing beings. That alone might be just what you need to keep on going when the going gets tough. This month is about moving forward, albeit an inch at a time. Whatever you focus on, your mind

will magnify that thing, pattern, or perspective, so choose carefully. Don’t let your mind make you into a wasteland just when we are so close to an internal and external shift that will allow you a calmer and more powerful expression in the world. The key word for March is “gentleness.” Gentleness requires internal stability. The greatest gift you can give anyone is the reflection of love and acceptance. Be the face of someone who understands and has walked through the fire also. You can show those around you that there is a way through by reflecting wholeness and peace. Years ago, a friend of mine was dying. Entering his hospital room, I found him so frightened, panicking and acting out in ways that left the staff and nurses exhausted and frustrated. I breathed deep to find compassion and understanding of his circumstances. I felt how I would feel if I were him, I felt the connection from his heart to mine. He stopped acting out and stood as if he were rooted to the ground. He was. I was connecting him to the earth with my heart, my compassion and understanding. Somehow my presence, acceptance and compassion allowed him that moment of connection and gave him the stability to become himself again. This month we need to find stable ground in tremendously difficult situations. For each of us that challenge will be different. But we can remember to turn inward and ground into our internal source. We have tremendous resources if we just would practice the patience to go within and uncover the vast potential we hold. Once we have that awareness in place, we can see the needs of others and have compassion for their journey. Our presence it what changes another’s experience, not necessarily the words we speak. So this month, speak few words. Let those words be generated from a grounded, heartful compassion for everyone and everything. u Suzanne Wagner is the author of numerous books and CDs on the tarot. SUZWAGNER.COM

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MARCH 1 The Sun rises at 7:01 a.m. today and sets at 6:19 p.m. The average maximum temperature this month is 53°; the average minimum is 33°. It typically snows 9.4 in. and rains 1.9 in. MARCH 2 Look for Mercury, low to west, 40 minutes after at sunset. MARCH 3 Want to plant early? Cover your garden beds with plastic now. MARCH 4 Leo, the lion, is rising in the east—as March “comes in like a lion.” MARCH 5 Mars is at its closest approach to Earth of the year. Scientists recently concluded that Mars has been in a super-drought for over 600 million years.

the night sky; humans have been gazing at it for thousands of years. A temple to the Egyptian goddess Menat, constructed in 3200 BCE, was oriented with reference to Spica; Hipparchos, the founder of trigonometry, discovered Earth’s precession (the gradual shift in the orientation of Earth’s axis of rotation) based on his observations of Spica; and in the 1400s Copernicus took up where Hipparchos left off. MARCH 11 Daylight Saving Time begins. If you’re starting or revising a vegetable garden, three-foot-wide planting beds are most efficient; you can interplant crops and less space is wasted on walkways.

MARCH 6 Prune fruit trees and summer-blooming shrubs only until the buds start to swell, or you won’t get any flowers (or fruit) this year.

MARCH 12 Remember; don’t work the soil when it’s wet. Squeeze a handful; if it sticks together, wait. If it crumbles, go for it.

MARCH 7 Look for Venus and Jupiter together just above the setting Sun during the next week.

MARCH 13 Daffodils, crocus and violets are blooming around town. Newly opened violet flowers are edible both raw and cooked, and are rich in vitamins A and C. The French

MARCH 8 FULL SAP MOON. If you tilled your garden last year, there’s probably no need to till it again this year. Over-tilling breaks down soil structure, eventually turning even the healthiest soil into dust. If you do till, be sure to add lots of compost. MARCH 9 Take a deep breath next time it rains: Can you smell petrichor and geosmin? MARCH 10 Look for Saturn and the blue star Spica above the waning Moon tonight. Spica is the brightest star in the constellation Virgo and the 15th brightest star in

MARCH 14 LAST QUARTER MOON. Mourning doves are singing, nesting and mating. The male mourning dove gathers nesting materials and then stands on the female’s back to deliver them, piece by piece, waiting as she weaves in each one. It’s fortunate that mourning doves are wildly prolific— a pair can raise up to six broods per year—as they’re the most heavily hunted game bird the U.S. They’re also monogamous, affectionate and very good parents, with both the male and female producing crop milk for the nestlings.

rocks. Why? Because soil freezes around the top of subsurface rocks first—then as it expands, it pulls the rocks upward. The loose, unfrozen soil around the base then fills in the cavity, so the rock remains in its new, higher position.

MARCH 15 If you want to attract mourning doves to your yard, set out cracked corn, sunflower and safflower seeds, and plant amaranth and millet.

MARCH 22 NEW MOON. Oh shucks, it seems that Monsanto’s genetically engineered corn doesn’t actually kill corn rootworm—the pest it was designed to stop.

MARCH 16 If the soil’s ready, you can start planting carrots, celery, collards, leeks, lettuce, onions, parsley, parsnips, peas, potatoes, radishes, chard and turnips. Radishes and peas are the most cold hardy.

MARCH 23 Listen for flickers and downy woodpeckers drumming on houses and trees and quail shouting from the rooftops.

MARCH 17 As the soil warms, lawn roots are stretching out, looking for food. If they don’t find any, the lawn will turn splotchy and pale. Feed it a bag of slow-release organic lawn food, spread at half the recommended rate, and follow that up with three pounds of Epsom salts. MARCH 18 This is a good month to plant deciduous trees and shrubs. To save water and support wildlife and insects, plant natives, such as these: TREEUTAH.ORG/ECO_ RESTORATION_TREES.HTM MARCH 19 SPRING EQUINOX. Spring arrives at 10:14 p.m. tonight. This is the ear-

With the dry winter we’ve had, this might be a good year to cut down on water use. Start phasing out heavy drinkers and phasing in more natives. You could also give the vegetable garden a break and just sow cover crops, like buckwheat, sudangrass and hairy vetch. make candied violets, as well as violet syrup and violet liqueur.

liest start of spring in 116 years. MARCH 20 For those of us with rocky soil, every spring brings a bumper crop of new

MARCH 21 With the dry winter we’ve had, this might be a good year to cut down on water use. Start phasing out heavy drinkers and phasing in more natives. If you have a large garden, sow low-waterusage cover crops such as buckwheat, sudangrass and hairy vetch, in sections you don’t really need.

MARCH 24 Time to top-dress perennial beds with two inches of manure or compost, and start fertilizing houseplants. MARCH 25 Look for the waxing Moon to the right of Jupiter tonight, and the left of Venus tomorrow night. MARCH 26 When exposed to endocrinedisrupting chemicals such as PCBs and BPA, a normally inactive organ (called the Bidder’s organ) in male toads morphs into an active ovary, essentially changing the toad’s sex. MARCH 27 Time to start nightshade—eggplant, pepper and tomato—seedlings under grow lights, in a sunny window, cold frame or cloche. MARCH 28 Look for the first honeybees venturing out. Maybe this is the year to take up beekeeping. MARCH 29 You can start planting beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage cauliflower, kale, spinach and turnips if the soil is dry enough. MARCH 30 FIRST QUARTER MOON. Aries, the ram, is setting in the west, as the month “goes out like a lamb.” MARCH 31 The garden reconciles human art and wild nature, hard work and deep pleasure, spiritual practice and the material world. —Thomas Moore

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