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Isabel, Lily, Lily, Rose ing with creating images that honor photography's history. My “eye” is influenced by photographers such as Brassai, CartierBresson, Weegee, Stieglitz and Coburn who, for me, provide the canon of what photography is all about–that is, to create a beautiful image while capturing a poignant moment in time. So I sit between two diverse worlds, where my process is technically far beyond what these photographers could imagine, yet my images hold the spirit of their era. I like this place, as I often find myself feeling most alive while negotiating within two worlds; the ethereal and the earthy, the technical and the artistic, the living and the expiring. My images are created both by the past and present at precisely the same time, something like the aboriginal Dreamtime, a realm where all exists concurrently. u Carol Kolman exhibit through June 14, 9a-5p. Closing reception June 14, 6-8p. Finch Lane Gallery, 1325 E. 100 S. SLCGOV.COM/ARTS

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Utahns gathered at the Capital to stand up for real food. n 1973, then-National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger said, "Who control the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls the money can control the world." On Saturday, May 25, 2013, over two million people around the globe declared they were not up for being controlled. They participated in The March Against Monsanto. According to the Associated Press: Participants rallied in 436 cities spanning 52 countries. Monsanto (started by a Missourian named Queeny, who named the company after his wife's Puerto Rican sugar financier's dad, Emmanuel Mendes de Monsanto), has been on a death roll from Day One. Their first product was saccharin (considered alternately safe and dangerous by turns, throughout the decades). They expanded into PCBs (banned by the US government in 1979). The company conducted


photo by Stephanee Grosscup research for the Manhattan Project, played a part in development of the first nuclear weapons. In the 1940s they manufactured DDT (banned in 1972). It produced the Vietnam-era defoliant Agent Orange and the resultant health, ecological and sociopolitical effects. Becoming the world's largest seed company in the 1980s, Monsanto developed Roundup herbicide, genetically engineered Roundup-ready "Terminator" seeds—and, most recently, seeds that contain genetically modified organisms. The worst of it is that the company has battled citizens' attempts to get the GMO-containing foods labeled. No one is probably too surprised to learn that Fruit Loops is made almost entirely of genetically modified materials. But did you know that many products you pay a premium for at Whole Foods are also possibly contami-

nated with GMOs? In a country where even our mattresses have labels, what's with the opposition to letting us know what we're nourishing ourselves with? In Salt Lake City, about 500 people gathered on the steps of the State Capital to hear educational speakers, intelligent rhetoric and decent music; pick up an heirloom tomato plant and literature; and form a sidewalk parade down State St. to the Federal Building. One really cool thing about this worldwide activity: It began here, in Utah. Tami Canal, a mother of two living in Farmington, began the movement on a Facebook page in February. More activities are planned. Visit the web page. "Like" the Facebook page. Stay up to date on activities. While you're at it, it's not too late to plant a garden. Attend the Wasatch Community Gardens' urban farm tour on June 22, if you need inspiration (see p. 9). If you want to participate in a more political way, join Move to Amend (see story, p. 8). And— here’s something for everyone—vote with your dollars. The NonGMO Project has developed an iPhone app shopping guide to help you locate non-GMO brands. It’s free. u WWW.MARCH-AGAINST-MONSANTO.COM/ FACEBOOK.COM/MARCHAGAINSTMONSANTO Non-GMO Project: see app store Greta deJong is CATALYST’s editor and publisher.

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arlier this year after about 27 straight days of not being able to see across the valley, something snapped in my brain. I looked around for a futile yet demonstrative act to clear the air; so I decided to lease an electric car. In truth an electric car has always been further up my bucket list than the usual guy-list Ford F-350 with the chrome lady silhouettes on the mud flaps. Now just seems the time to do it. I considered solar panels but because the projected financial break-even point is longer than my projected remaining years of life and because I hadn’t seen the sun in 27 days solar didn’t hold much appeal. Likewise, the idea of a 50foot-high wind generation tower was rejected because it would annoy the neighbors. Turns out that buying a car is one of the most complex purchases we make whether it is electric or a monster truck. There is little hope that it is an investment and there are no tax deductions. Driving a car until it falls apart has some bohemian appeal but then you have to consider safety and reliability. Buying a new car ensures a 20% loss of value the minute you drive off the lot while buying a used car is a minefield of potential problems. There aren’t many rational approaches to buying a car. The best thing that you could do for the environment is not to get a car at all. Of course the very best way to reduce your carbon footprint is to never leave the house, turn on a light or consume anything not grown in your back yard. A car will always be associated with freedom and style just as children are associated with blessings and tax deductions. The best decision is probably to do whatever makes you happy and try not to run into or over anyone. So yeah I got the all-electric car


made by Nissan; that’s as much of an advertisement as I want to give. So 1,300 miles later, these are the lessons learned from the electric car. 1. Range anxiety is real. There are only a few places in the country where you would have to drive more than 50 miles to get gasoline and if you are really worried you can easily carry an extra 10 gallons in your trunk or the back of your bumper. Unless you want to tow a big generator around it’s hard to bring along extra electricity. In the imagined Jetsons’ future there will be quick charge stations spaced out just like gas stations. The catch is that even what is considered a quick charge would be an intolerable wait at a gas station. The only way I see this working is if all the charging stations have their own Starbucks. You will not drive an allelectric car across the country or even Utah any time soon. 2. You plan more when you drive an electric car. If you are really trying to save miles, you plan your trip rather than zigzagging around town. While slow traffic and waiting at lights are still annoying you can at least rest assured that you are not wasting gas or adding to pollution because an electric car doesn’t idle 3. You will end up driving more. Because it almost feels like you are driving a light bulb, you are freed from the guilt of driving to the grocery store for a single bag of apples or to the gym for a 20-minute workout. You might even just cruise around on a Sunday afternoon to take photos of baby animals. Like many of my peer group, I used to think pleasure driving was as evil as dumping used motor oil in the Logan River. Now I look at it as testing new technology. u Dennis Hinkamp can be seen driving around with a smug look on his face just about any day of the week.


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Victory for Move to Amend New city ordinance allows citizens to measure grassroots support for reining in corporations BY ALICE TOLER “I’ll believe corporations are people when Texas executes one.” —from a bumper sticker n a way, the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling has done us all a favor when it comes to recruiting individual enrollment in the democratic process: Bring up campaign finance reform at a dinner party and you’re liable to be met by a roomful of glazed eyeballs, but pose the question as to whether a corporation is a person, and you’re much more likely to get some conversational engagement. On the face of it, the question is ridiculous. Corporations are artificial entities, and are patently not the same as human beings, although their roots in Western culture go as far back as the


Roman empire. Mitt Romney made a famously tin-eared assertion that corporations are people during the campaign season of 2012 because as he said, “everything corporations earn ultimately goes to the people.” It is true that corporations, being made up of people, can’t be separated from

In 2007 Sanders organized an alternative graduation ceremony for her BYU class when she found out Dick Cheney was to be their commencement speaker; she has been a political activist ever since. people… but Romney’s quote brings us to the nub: When corporations use their money as constitutionally protected speech, which people benefit? Not the bottom 99%, it’s safe to say. Reality has begun to dawn throughout the country over the past three years. and even in the

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reddest of red states, the “blue dot” city has been agitating for reform. Utah’s own Ashley Sanders is one of the architects and prime movers of the nationwide campaign to undo this decision. In 2009, Sanders helped launch Move to Amend, a coalition of national organizations that have been

ike Superman, a literary artificial entity, the legal artificial entity of the corporation is immensely strong, tireless, and possesses indefinite life. Unlike the Man of Steel, and most troublingly, the corporation is also immune to pain. It is this immunity to pain that is the corporate form’s Achilles heel. People have been banding together to form larger economic entities for thousands of years now, and it is not likely that as a species we will ever want to abandon the division of labor and the cultural benefits it’s brought us. However, in dealing with corporations, you can’t just call them “people” and have done with it. Individual cells have banded together to form your human body, but you don’t say that your entire body is functionally “the same as” one of the cells in your body. However, if you cut your hand, your body informs you instantly of your mistake in disregarding your individual cells by providing you with pain. When you see someone else cut themselves, you empathize because you have experienced pain yourself. Corporations are provided with none of this natural wisdom and they have been getting themselves, and us, in trouble. Drug addicts and alcoholics risk death and disability because they often can’t tell (or don’t care) when they’re hurting themselves—the substance they indulge in creates a condition of painlessness. Constitutionally protected corporations are currently stumbling around the economic landscape like unreconstructed alcoholic supermen. They regularly hurt individual humans in their communities because of the concept of “business externalities,” for example by rationalizing health-harming pollution in the name of commerce. But in an economy bounded by a single globe, there are no externalities any more—a corporation that hurts humans is hurting itself. Just as it’s possible to achieve a state of fitness in your body—health for your individual cells as well as your body overall—it’s possible to achieve a state of economic fitness where corporations do not serially destroy the humans who comprise them. Building that will take persistence, an understanding that the corporate form cannot be privileged above the human one, and respect on all levels of organization. Let’s get to it. u

fighting corporate personhood for 20 years now. The coalition seeks to abolish corporate constitutional rights, particularly in response to the Supreme Court’s flawed ruling which equates money with speech, unfettering corporate entities to spend from their general treasuries on political campaigns, and legitimizing disproportionate influence by the wealthy. “We knew how the case was going to go because of the composition of the Supreme Court,” says Sanders, “so we took this opportunity to push the campaign to a national level in a coordinated way.” Last year, Sanders and her associates at Salt Lake City Move to Amend gathered 11,400 signatures on an approved petition to get a resolution on the ballot…but because the measure would not have resulted in a new law, the city attorney and the Utah Supreme Court found cause to dismiss the petition. The situation prompted the Salt Lake City Council to adopt an ordinance creating a city poll, which allows for this kind of democratic process in the city. In September, Move to Amend will sponsor the first city poll. Although the new city poll can be used by anyone, it actually was designed with Move to Amend in mind, according to Sanders. “Ballot initiatives are a great way to get people educated and organized. Our aim is to show the grassroots support for reining in the corporations, and to prompt the city to pass ordinances that will go towards this.” Organizers plan to address the status of corporations at the county and state levels as well, and eventually sponsor a federal amendment. US corporations actually have never been granted the rights of personhood in a formal declaration; rather, it was a doctrine adopted by the courts. Thomas Jefferson, understanding the dangers of corporate power, was in favor of an

amendment that would have formally banned the concept. Unfortunately for flesh-and-blood human beings, the courts have interpreted various clauses within and amendments to the U.S. Constitution to cover these artificial entities. Corporations currently enjoy rights under the 1st, 4th, 5th and 14th amendments, and have been protected by interpretations of the Commerce Clause and the Contracts Clause. The reinterpretation of the 14th Amendment is particularly galling—these rights were originally enacted to free slaves from oppression (“equal protection under law to every person”), but by the late 19th century had been subverted and redirected to protect corporations (as “persons” themselves). Move to Amend states four simple aims:

• Abolish corporate personhood • Firmly establish that money is not speech • Guarantee the right to vote and to a participatory democracy exclusively for individual citizens • Protect the rights of local communities to govern themselves democratically within the framework of the U.S. Constitution


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Sanders, a BYU graduate, knows a lot about community organization and the value of persistence in trying to effect change in the face of an entrenched establishment: She organized an alternative graduation ceremony for her class when she found out Dick Cheney was to be their commencement speaker, and she has been a political activist ever since. Sanders is confident that Salt Lake can repeat last year’s successful petition, this time to lasting effect. u

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How a soccer bond turned into an argument about due process Could the U.S. Supreme Court weigh in on Salt Lake City’s infamous soccer complex? BY KATHERINE PIOLI

he city counted on creating an overwhelming environment to get what they wanted. We warned them. We told them that we would fight every step of the way,” an impassioned Jeff Salt told me during a recent phone interview. The topic of our conversation was one that most Salt Lake citizens forgot about long ago, though it still affects every Salt Lake resident: the battle over the Jordan River soccer complex, as it has come to be known, and the $15.3 million bond citizens passed to pay for it a decade ago. The complex, proposed for a site along the Jordan River, remains unbuilt. The bonds, as of the writing of this story, have not been issued. And litigation against the city relating to the bonds continues as Jeff Salt and the Jordan River Restoration Network (JRRN), for which Salt acts as program director, attempt to take a legal appeal of their case against the city to the U.S. Supreme Court. Background: In 2003, in the wake of Olympic enthusiasm, the city asked Salt Lake taxpayers to foot the bill for a new sports complex. The cost was estimated at $22.8 million. Few public references revealed a specific location. The size was “up to 25” soccer fields—big enough to attract national attention. By a narrow margin, the bond passed. Years passed without activity, partly because no one would cough up the additional $7 million needed. Then the project resurfaced with double the original pricetag and environmental concerns regarding the 160-acre open riparian field. A group of citizens moved to stop the bond in court, but Salt Lake City beat them to the punch. Jump to 2011: Instead of using legislation to finalize the bond as is customary, the city went to the courts to pass it. They filed a suit under the Utah Bond Validation Act, in essence suing every single resident, taxpayer and property owner of Salt Lake City. Citizens were notified of their day in court via a small announcement run in the Intermountain Commercial Record, a little known publication for Salt Lake’s business and legal community. On the court date, around 100 savvy residents appeared to represent themselves,


“Even more critical are the potential repercussions for citizens all over the country as a result of the Utah court’s ruling. This decision needs to be appealed and overturned.” including members of the JRRN. When the ruling came out, all the justices except for one ruled against the residents and taxpayers. The bond was validated. “Our primary argument is that the public’s right to due process has been violated,” says Salt, explaining the core argument of the appeal now trying to make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. “When they [circumvented the normal process by using the Utah Bond Validation Act], the city did not adequately publish public hearing notices.” The argument making its way up in the courts is a far cry from the environmental and economic concerns that first grabbed the attention of Salt and JRRN. At this point, the court has ruled against Salt and the place JRRN was initially formed to protect has long ago disappeared under thousands of tons of graded soil. One wonders why Salt continues to dog the city when, on the environmental front, he seems to have already lost. Salt doesn’t seem to have the same question. One way or another, he still wants the city to say they are sorry for serving special interests and commercial interests over the public interest. He is not alone. Lucy Knorr, a paralegal and professional photographer, was one of the 100 or so citizens who showed up to the court hearing in 2010 and would like to see the case all the

way through its next appeal, thought she has little hope for recovering the place along the Jordan that she many others once loved. “This was a test case and it shows me that something obviously needs to be fixed,” Knorr told me. “Citizens need to have a better voice and be given the opportunity to speak.” Ray Wheeler is a writer, photographer and wilderness activist and, like Knorr, is another supporter of the appeal. He remains appalled by the city’s insistence on building the complex on a flood plain of the Great Salt Lake that, he says, went under water as recently as 1989. He is a co-signer of the Supreme Court challenge. While he involved himself in the legal proceedings, Wheeler also keeps his attention on the Jordan River field. He remains convinced that the land along the river still has another chance at life. “The wetlands were covered with dirt and a reservoir dug out to hold irrigation water, but because that site was covered with non-native plants anyway the city has actually begun first stage of a native plant restoration effort,” Wheeler explained. “It would not be a big additional step to proceed with what conservationists have proposed to do at that site for a long time. We can still preserve the river corridor, the crown jewel of this city.”

“Yes, I have sympathy on the soccer field issue,” Karthik Nadesan, the lawyer filing JRRN’s case with the Supreme Court, told me during a phone interview. “But even more critical are the potential repercussions for citizens all over the country as a result of the Utah court’s ruling. This decision needs to be appealed and overturned.” The Utah court’s decision shows incongruous interpretations of federal law. Utah’s ruling allows large groups of people, even whole cities, as in this case, to be notified of impending litigation against them simply by an ad in a paper. The State of Michigan, on the other hand, has ruled, according to Nadesan, that a news advertisement is not sufficient and that defendants must receive a mailer at their home. This incongruity in interpretation between states gives the JRRN’s case a real chance at getting heard by the highest court in the nation, says Nadesan. “When there is a contradiction in legal interpretation that has different states making incompatible rulings, then the Supreme Court is likely to take interest in it.” Justice Lee, the one dissenting judge on the Utah court panel, once served as clerk for the conservative Supreme Court Judge Thomas. The extensive 20-page dissenting opinion from Justice Lee has provided significant direction for Nadesan in building the case. Not until this fall will we know if the U.S. Supreme Court will accept the appeal. Until then, the ruling of the Utah Supreme Court will be taken as the final word in the case. Art Raymond, spokesperson for Mayor Becker, wrote in an email that the city will be moving forward with the Complex, as was “the will of the voters who approved public financing for the facility in 2003,” despite changes in the project’s size and cost, and a markedly different economic environment. However, if the case to our nation’s highest court makes the cut, a final conclusion for the soccer complex may still be years away. u Katherine Pioli fights fires in the summer and raises heritage fowl in the 9th & 9th area.

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The Granary District Finding the balance between progress and provenance in downtown SLC’s industrial landscape BY SHANE FARVER

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“There has to be something unique about a neighborhood that’s identifiable,” he says. “I’m a creature of the suburbs, unfortunately. I grew up in the suburbs, and it was a thousand shades of beige wherever you looked.” Beige, the Granary District is not. Its palette is one of bright red, found inside the Ruby Snap cookie shop, the sunshine yellow of Frida Bistro, or the metaphorical green hue of environmental nonprofits housed in Artspace Commons. This is in contrast to the cinderblock grey and ruddy brick that the district is also known for. But those muted colors are not ones residents necessarily want to rid themselves of. “Everything has a reason for being,” says Jorge Fierro, CEO of Fierro Group, the parent company of Rico Brand food products and Frida Bistro. When he first looked at a warehouse in the Granary District to house Rico, Fierro says his brother told him not to go through with it. It was too much work, his brother said. Nine years after opening Rico and three years after opening Frida Bistro, Fierro has his own descriptors for the hodgepodge mix of craftsmanship, artistry and culinary arts that is the Granary District. “It’s chic, and it’s unexpected,” he says. Tami Steggell, owner of the Ruby Snap cookie shop, didn’t have the word “chic” on her mind when she first located in the Granary District. She was focusing upon dollars instead. She didn’t want to take a gigantic risk when opening up her shop, and property in the district was cheap. She cashed a $10,000 IRA and started her business. Now, she sees potential. “I want this [neighborhood] to be the soul of the city, not Anytown, America,” she says. Steggell has taken part in some of the community-based planning hosted by the Kentlands Initiative. The group has hosted two block parties, several coffee klatches, and the seven-day planning charrette in which residents articulated a vision for the district that was recorded in a book filled with design ideas and plans. An additional planning session for the Kilby Court block is scheduled for June 3. Kentlands has also created a site in which it crowdsources ideas and responses via the Internet. The site has more than 320 members. Nan Seymour, executive director of Local First Utah, recently moved her nonprofit to the Central Ninth neighborhood just outside of the Granary District. The ethos behind that area of Salt Lake City is one of retaining identity, she says. “There is a resistance to gentrification,” she says.

Local businesses, which Seymour says can be more passion driven than bottom-line driven, can find a home in places like the Granary District. “That’s a fit for the kind of development that’s happening here,” she said. The district can live up to its industrial heritage, says Salt Lake City Councilman Kyle LaMalfa. Kentlands’ neighborhood-up and crowdsourced approach is demonstrably different from the normal process of a city’s planning division dictating development, LaMalfa says. Although the information from Kentlands charrette has caused some concern in Salt Lake City’s planning division and might occasionally not take other areas of the city and their effects into account, the initiative has produced some solid planning documents, he says. “I think the boldest move of the Kentlands Initiative is the notion of a citizen-driven planning process,” LaMalfa says. The city has supported some of Kentlands efforts, providing $25,800 to the planning charrette and dedicating $125,000 to the Granary Row project, $25,000 of which is pending board adoption in June. Kentlands also received more than $250,000 of in-kind donations from local and national architects and planners. Regardless of where the money comes from, though, Alfandre said he holds the communitycentered process dear. That is the case even though not all residents and business owners in the district agree with Kentlands’ desires, he says. The top-down planning approach is something he wants to avoid at all costs. To him, the traditional planning methods have treated struggling areas as blank slates, wiping them out in favor of big-box developments and wiping out history as a result. “The goal is not to turn the Granary District into something that it’s not, but to turn it into a thriving version of what it already is.” u

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First Church sees the light and it is solar-powered BY ADELE FLAIL

ne congregation here in Utah is already providing a model for what we may see as more and diverse people of faith organizing to protect the environment. The First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City, located at 569 South and 1300 East, has already embraced the need for action, according to the Church’s


minister of over 26 years, Reverend Tom Goldsmith. With respect for the ‘interdependent web’ of life written into the Unitarian Universalist principles, it is perhaps no surprise that a congregation of this faith has already moved from principle into action; according to Goldsmith, “We should have focused [on climate change] decades ago, but we really have our backs up against the wall to embrace climate change as the biggest spiritual issue we are facing: Life as we know it in great peril, and we need to wake up to this fact and embrace the needed changes that must take place if we’re going to have a world for our children and future generations.” The First Church is working on multiple fronts: They have 11 foodproducing beds in their community

garden (funded in part in past years by a Slow Food Utah micro-grant). In May they voted unanimously to divest the Church’s endowment of any assets currently related to the fossil fuel industry. Rev. Goldsmith attributes some of the renewed commitment to parishioner Tim DeChristopher’s activism and commitment to the cause. Goldsmith affirms that DeChristopher, and the congregation’s experience supporting him through his ordeal, “has catapulted the whole congregation into a state of alert—we embrace the environmental issues as a complete congregation with the utmost intensity and seriousness.” Joan Gregory, co-coordinator with the Church’s Environmental Ministry also notes DeChristopher’s action as a “tipping point for the whole congregation.” Members are not shy

when it comes to activism. Most recently the First Unitarian Church lists among the organizers for Peaceful Uprising’s Utah Tar Sands Action Camp, occurring next month— an event specifically organized after legal efforts to stop the project failed. (TINYURL.COM/ PEACEFULUPRISINGACTIONCAMP) And when it comes to the day-today aspects of environmental protection, the Church’s commitment is out front—literally—for all to see. “We put 30,000 watts of solar onto the church. Renewable energy is so much part of the solution, and we’re working to show how the changes we make right now can make a big difference.” Last summer, the 124 panels were added to the roof with the help of an anonymous donation, as well as with a grant from the Rocky Mountain Blue Sky Program.


Urban solar The feds are proposing utility-scale solar on public lands; but what about rooftops on homes and warehouses and on already-disturbed sites? BY AMY BRUNVAND n October 2012, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar signed a record of decision creating a program for utility-scale solar energy on public lands in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. This sounds like a positive step in the right direction toward a clean energy future, but there is a catch. Most of the Solar Energy Zones (SEZ) identified by the Solar Energy Development Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) are located in undeveloped desert areas. Large-scale solar development requires essentially the same kind of surface disturbance as strip mining — scraping the ground flat and wiping out whatever plants, animals, agriculture, recreation or other users inhabit the area in order to install an array of solar panels. That’s not to mention constructing new transmission lines to carry the power generated. The area of impact is not small either. Seventeen designated Solar Energy Zones (SEZs) would eat up about 285,000 acres of desert public


lands. The program also keeps the door open to solar projects outside of SEZs on about 19 million additional acres. In Utah, the three SEZ areas total 18,658 acres in the southwest desert near Cedar City: Escalante Valley, Milford Flats South and Wah Wah Valley. These areas are habitat to a variety of desert animals including the endangered Utah prairie dog, sage grouse and spadefoot toad. The Utah SEZ areas are generally “low conflict” with regard to wilderness values, critical wildlife habitat and protected areas, acccording to the Wilderness Society. But that’s not true in other states, especially in the Mojave Desert of California where SEZ areas overlap with proposed wilderness, wildlife and recreation and are generating tremendous public controversy. Given the public outcry in California, it’s reasonable to ask whether utility-scale solar is even the best strategy for a clean energy transition. A 2011 report from Solar Done Right, a coali-

tion of scientists and public land activists, questions the whole premise of large scale “greenfield” solar development. The report, “U.S. Public Lands Solar Policy: Wrong From the Start,” points out that “unlike other forms of energy extraction, concentrating solar development entails use of as much as 100% of the surface of a site. Environmental impacts will endure for decades to centuries, and the prospects for restoration are purely speculative.” The report says that SEZ areas should at least consider the presence of endangered species and require technologies that reduce the environmental footprint. “By offering up public resources, the BLM is subsidizing the same energy interests that have profited by oil and gas development on public lands and waters (BP, Chevron),” according to the report. “Taxpayer-funded subsidies in the form of cash grants and federal loan guarantees are going to the same financial players that helped bring the country to the edge of financial meltdown


The project was done by Sunlight Solar Systems. Cammy Staker, owner of the local company, notes that several members of the congregation have since contacted the company, looking to convert their own homes, or looking for a green way to power electric cars. The Church’s “Environmental Minister’s 2012-2013 Annual Report” claims that so far over 50 solar panel installations are as a direct result of the First Unitarian Church’s Community Solar Project. The Environmental Ministry is now in the process of looking at peaks and valleys in electrical use to better understand how to fine-tune their efforts. “Is First Unitarian Church 100% walking our talk? No—I wish I could say we were—I wish we could all say we were! But we’re all trying, and I think that’s essential,” concludes Gregory. u (Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs). But if we are to realize our full renewable energy potential, we must make a major departure from the old energy business model.” What are alternatives to utility-scale solar? One option is “brownfield” development. Brownfields are defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as areas where “reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.” The areas are already so badly impacted that building big solar arrays would not damage a functioning ecosystem. Another option is distributed solar, sometimes called “rooftop” solar: People pay to install their own solar panels, and a meter credits the value of energy produced to their electrical bill. Utility don’t earn any revenue from home electricity generation. However, if enough people had solar panels on their roof, it could generate enough electricity to eliminate the need for new utilityscale power plants, whether solar, coal, nuclear or hydropower (this is already happening Germany, a place not exactly known for its sunny climate). A third option is policies that promote solar development on private land rather than continuing to subsidize energy development with the sacrifice of America’s public lands. It may seem counterintuitive that environmentalists could be simultaneously in favor of clean energy development and opposed to solar energy development on public lands. However, the Solar Energy Development Programmatic EIS envisions solar energy development as just like fossil-fuel extraction, only with solar panels. That’s a problem.

In developing an entirely new solar energy infrastructure, we also have a chance to develop a less destructive model for energy production and delivery. Coal-fired power plants need to be built out in the sticks because nobody wants to live next to dirty emissions, but solar panels can be easily integrated into the built environment. For example, Salt Lake City Corporation has created a 3D model of the city to analyze the solar potential for every square meter in the city. You can easily figure out the potential of your own roof to supply power. As Solar Done Right says, “Habitat destruction threatens the diversity of life on our planet. Renewable energy strategies that damage habitat

Coal-fired power plants need to be built out in the sticks because nobody wants to live next to dirty emissions, but solar panels can be easily integrated into the built environment. only make the problem worse. Distributed generation such as rooftop solar is the faster, cheaper, cleaner and more effective way of meeting our energy needs in the next century.” u BLM Solar Energy Development Programmatic EIS: SOLAREIS.ANL.GOV. SOLAR DONE RIGHT: SOLARDONERIGHT.ORG. Smart Solar. Salt Lake City Solar Potential: SLCGOVSOLAR.COM

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Lessons learned in allergy season DIY remedies are sometimes the best BY ALICE TOLER

used to hate my allergies. What’s to like about them? When I get a good snootful of pollen, it feels like my brain is trying to evacuate itself through my sinuses. Sometimes I start to teeter into asthmatic territory. I lose my ability to think properly. I can’t physically function at all. It is incredibly frustrating. Spring is a lovely time of year, but I’ve learned to associate fresh plant growth with inevitable bodily distress. Lately, though, I’ve managed to start looking at my hay fever as an interesting opportunity to learn more about my immune system and how it interacts with my environment, diet and mental state. It’s hard to consider allergies a gift from the Universe, but since sitting like Job on his heap of ashes, bemoaning my fate and cursing God isn’t really a constructive option, herewith I present to you What I’ve Learned. First: A neti pot of warm saline solution will immediately remove all pollen from the surface of your sinuses and stop the allergic reaction from getting any worse. Washing your face with cold water will immediately quiet itchy eyes and skin. A bad histamine reaction makes you want to just lie down and suffer. Don’t give in—go wash your face and clean out your sinuses. Now that your face is fixed and you’re able to think, and since you’re trapped in your house for a while, sit and consider what’s been going on in your life over the past six weeks or so. Any new stressors? Have you been sick? If you have


other allergies (for instance, to food), have you been exposed to those allergens lately? Once your immune system gets riled up over something, it tends to stay riled up for a while. This year my allergies are particularly bad, and I think it has to do with a hectic spring travel schedule and a bad case of gnat bites at the beginning of the season, which caused my lymph nodes to swell up painfully. Introspection may give you some clues about your physical state, and perhaps you can try to do things differently next year. Starting in late winter,

February to start taking nettles couple tablespoons of the new then, to build up your body before green growth, minced it and the pollen hits. steeped it in hot water A particularly hardcore for a few minutes. It profriend of mine claims that duced a surprisingly “wearing shorts and walkpalatable tea. I drank it ing through a field of like matcha, greens and stinging nettles will cure all, and experienced your allergies for a whole relief from sneezing for a season.” I’m not that full six hours. masochistic, nor do the Our little Mormon tea nettles in Utah come up bush isn’t large or fastnearly early enough for growing enough to prome to nip my hay fever in vide me with tea for Mormon tea the bud by stinging myself allergy relief all season, on purpose, but in my personal so I consulted Kane again for another remedy. The Brittlebush he recommends doesn’t grow this far north at these altitudes, so I turned to another volume of his, titled Herbal Medicine: Trends and Traditions which is more widereaching in the herbs it describes. To my surprise, top of his list experience, nettle supplements globally for hay fever treatment is work at least as well as most overyerba mate, a very popular tea, the-counter allergy remedies, and and something I already better than a lot of them. If I start had in my cupthe nettle-taking regimen in board. Like February, two 400mg capsules Mormon tea, three times a day will keep my yerba mate is body in line and my hay fever in an adrenal stimMay down to a dull roar. This year ulant, causing I had just about despaired of ever your body to moderating the raging histarelease immunemines in my system, but another moderating cortifriend recommended I up my sol, waking you up, dosage to five capsules three and making you feel times a day. Although all those generally livelier. I capsules at mealtimes can be a am, in general, pretty drag to swallow, I have to say, it wary of adrenal stimuseems to be working. lants since they’re easy to As it’s spring, you should overdo and the withdrawal headalso plant a Mormon tea aches can be wicked, but so far a bush. Plant it in a sunny part few cups of mate a day has not of your garden. This hardy, injured me, and in combination drought-tolerant with the nettles, seems to have perennial came to my quieted the histamine riot. notice as a possible If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you have my deepest sympaallergy-relief ally thies. It’s incredibly vexing to know when I leafed that, essentially, your body is at through Charles W. Kane’s war with itself over nothing. Still, it excellent book, Herbal Medicine is a golden opportunity to learn of the American Southwest. how to hack your own immune Handily, we already system, if you can refrain from had a small dwarf despair. Good luck, and remember variety of Ephedra to take your nettles. u nevadensis growing in our parking strip, Alice Toler is an artist, editor and CATALYST so I harvested a staff writer.

I’m not sure why nettles work, but perhaps they give my overactive immune soldiers something more robust to engage than simple airborne pollen. make sure you’re going to those restorative yoga classes, drinking lots of water, eating healthy food and maybe getting some prophylactic acupuncture. Buy some nettle supplements. Common stinging nettles, Urtica dioica, are something of a wonderweed when it comes to manipulating histamines in your body. The stinging hairs contain acetylcholine, histamine, serotonin, moroidin, leukotrienes and possibly formic acid (the main component of ant venom). Nettles have a long tradition of medicinal use, and have been known as a folk remedy for rheumatism and a stalwart ally against allergic rhinitis. I’m not sure why nettles work, but perhaps they give my overactive immune soldiers something more robust to engage than simple airborne pollen. Also, make a note on Stinging Nettle your calendar for next

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Global Earth Exchange Creating acts of beauty in wounded places BY AMY BRUNVAND

Solastalgia: Coined by Glenn Albrecht from solacium (comfort) + algia (pain); 1) Place-based distress caused by the lived experience of negative environmental change within a home environment. 2) Homesickness one gets when one is still at home. The most radical thing you can do is stay home. —Gary Snyder ecently a friend posted a photo of a place called “Noah’s” in a strip mall that has been built on what used to be open space and wildlife habitat along the Jordan River. She wrote, “South Jordan has come a long way from the farm fields near my high school. Now I see that they have built huge business complexes along the Jordan River bottom with cute signs that depict the pushed aside water fowl taking flight. I find it sadly amusing that this place was called “Noah’s.” I knew it was happening, but I am sad that I cannot un-see what I saw.” She’s not alone in her feeling of loss. I sent her back a link to a website called Radical Joy for Hard Times. This organization founded by Trebbe Johnson is coordinating the 4th Annual Global Earth Exchange that will take place worldwide on June 22, 2013. An Earth Exchange is a way of reconnecting with damaged wild places. It’s a simple idea. Go with some friends to a place that matters to


Go with some friends to a place that matters to you but that isn’t as healthy or thriving as it once was. Spend some time there, getting to know the place as it is now. Create something beautiful there—dance, sing, hug a tree, say a prayer, make an altar, hold hands, or whatever seems right. Before you leave, construct the image of a bird from materials you find on the site. you but that isn’t as healthy or thriving as it once was. Spend some time there, getting to know the place as it is now. Create something beautiful there—dance, sing, hug a tree, say a prayer, make an altar, hold hands, or whatever seems right. Before you leave, construct the image of a bird from materials you find on the site. The RadJoy bird is a symbol of transcendence and the ability to sing under all kinds of circumstances. When you participate in this simple ritual, what you exchange with the Earth is love. Writing in Ecologist magazine, Trebbe Johnson compares an Earth Exchange to visiting a sick friend. She explains, “Rebuilding our relationship [with wounded places] we

empower ourselves to act on their behalf in fresh, creative ways and even fall in love again with places we had imagined lost forever.” She has found surprises. “Very often, by the end of an Earth Exchange, people say, with some amazement, that they have fallen in love with this broken place. They say it of clearcut forests, industrial sites, and rivers polluted by chemicals from gas fracking. Creating beauty in a nonbeautiful place transforms the recipient and the giver alike.” To get an idea of how an Earth Exchange unfolds, take a look at the stories on the website RADICALJOYFORHARDTIMES.ORG. One Earth Exchange led by Utah artist Kinde Nebeker honored the empty hole

where the Sugar House shopping district used to be. Participants discovered beauty dancing by a puddle of rainwater. At another Utah Earth Exchange, Nebeker describes a spontaneous spiral dance by the Great Salt Lake: Gloria offers some movement. The three women stand inside the outermost ring of the spiral and follow her lead—a slow, reverent Sufi honoring of the sun. We do the cycle of movement twice, it feels so good… Suddenly, I am inspired to drum into the spiral. I run to the spiral’s opening near the lakeshore in semi-theatrical style and begin to walk in the spiral’s open space, circling toward the center. The group falls in right behind to the beat of the drum. Last year I participated in an Earth Exchange at the Kennecott copper pit (an absent mountain that the artist Robert Smithson hoped one day to convert into the world’s largest artwork) and it’s frighteningly easy to think of other wounded places where oil pipelines have burst into waterways, where freeway sprawl eats up the habitable landscape, where refineries spew out air pollution; where there are plans to scrape open the Earth with immense tar-sands strip mines. But even though you can’t un-see wounded land, it is still a powerful experience to look straight into the face of environmental destruction and to respond with the radical joy of music, art and dance. u Amy Brunvand is a librarian at the University of Utah and a dance enthusiast.

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PUPPY MILLS: The reality of that doggy in the window It’s factory farming for dogs BY CAROL KOLEMAN found my dog, Joe at a pug rescue. I was committed to adopting a dog and my daughters wanted a pug puppy. At the time, I didn’t know that one quarter of all dogs in shelters are purebred, but I did know that virtually every breed of dog has a rescue, so that is where I went. Joe’s mother was found pregnant and wandering along a highway. She was only two years old, but exhibited obvious physical signs of having been bred too often. But there was a happy ending: She found a loving home far from the nightmare she must have lived. She gave birth to her last litter of pups. And we found Joe. In a puppy mill, profits come first—before the wellbeing of the bitch or the health of her pups. She is likely bred the first time and every time she comes into heat, and without regard to potential genetic problems. The puppies are weaned prematurely, and separated from their littermates too soon when they are purchased by brokers and shipped to pet stores around the country. Puppy mills began after World War II when midwestern farmers scrambled to find an alternative crop during a period of widespread farm failures. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) categorized the raising of puppies as a crop and sanctioned this endeavor. Though breeding and selling large quantities of dogs requires a license from the USDA, and the Animal Welfare Act requires that they be regulated, the laws are minimal and don’t address humane treatment. Many puppy mills operate without licenses. The Humane Society of the United States reports an estimated 10,000 licensed and unlicensed puppy mills in the U.S. sell more than two million puppies annually. Missouri has been labeled the “Puppy Mill Capital of the US” by animal welfare and consumer protection groups. A few years ago Missouri citizens voted to limit the number of breeding dogs per facility to 50; require cages to be at least as tall as the dog standing up; and limit the number of litters a bitch could produce within 18 months to two. In April 2011 Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon repealed the proposition, maintaining no limit on number of breeding females; no restriction on cage height; and no restrictions on how often females are impregnated. In 2010, Salt Lake County Council approved an ordinance to regulate puppy mills. It requires any breeder who produces more than one litter a year to obtain an annual license. The ordinance includes basic humane treatment such as protecting dogs from the elements, and annual vet examinations. This was strongly apposed by local


breeders, claiming that the problem is only in rural areas. But I ask, why would requirement of such basic needs of animals be a problem? It seems that a reputable breeder would support such an ordinance. It’s difficult to gauge the prevalence of puppy mills in Utah, which typically run beneath the radar and so are not regulated. This, combined with selling dogs via the internet, enables backyard breeders to essentially run rampant. You may help this problem by keeping an eye (and ear) out for anyone who appears to be breeding dogs. We need more watch groups and legislation protecting animals, not less. Utah is one of a handful of states that makes it illegal for “whistle blowers” to take photographs of inhumane treatment of animals on factory farms. Really? So, I’m going to be arrested and fined for documenting the suffering of an animal so I may perhaps make its dreary life at least somewhat comfortable before it's slaughtered? A surprisingly backward stance considering that we have fairly strong animal rights faction (in SLC anyway). Almost all (99%) of dogs in pet stores come from puppy mills. You will hear all kinds of stories: The puppies have papers (AKC papers mean only that a puppy was supposedly born of two dogs of the same breed registered with the AKC), they’ve been checked by a vet (maybe to see if they’re breathing), they know the breeders (most likely have never met them), they come from USDA-inspected facilities (i.e. puppy mills). Buying a puppy at a pet store opens a space for yet another puppy and perpetuates the industry. Six Utah stores sell puppies (none are located in Salt Lake City). The ASPCA has begun a campaign encouraging people to pledge not to shop at such stores.

With over three million dogs and cats euthanized in animal shelters each year, there is no rationale for puppy mills to exist beyond their function as a cash “crop.” Beautiful purebred dogs in need of homes land in shelters all the time. If one insists on going to a breeder for a purebred puppy, there are plenty of reputable ones that you can find through referrals from your veterinarian and contacting local breed clubs. The Humane Society also offers advice. A reputable breeder wants to meet the prospective caretakers of their dog’s offspring. They will interview you, sometimes even check out your house and yard, make sure you’re the right fit. They want their puppies to be placed in the best possible situation. If you see a puppy in a store, in an ad or on a website, and there’s no way to visit where the puppy was born, run the other way. Don’t be fooled by a flashy website—these are the latest scams from puppy mills. Keep to the mantra, if you can’t meet the puppies’ parents or breeder, you are dealing with a breeder of ill repute. Puppies that come from volume dog breeders are not going to be the picture of health. To maintain the bottom line, puppy mills do not remove sick or genetically unsound animals so serious problems are passed down to the puppies. The dogs are housed in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions without socialization. They often lack basic needs such as adequate food, fresh water and protection from temperature extremes and weather as well as exercise, grooming or veterinary care; the bitches may not leave their 2x2-foot wire kennels their entire lives. These kennels are sometimes stacked on top of each other so feces and urine from the upper cages fall onto the animals below. Disease, genetic disorders and illness are rampant. I recommend viewing Madonna of the Mills, an HBO documentary that profiles a woman who has devoted her life to rescuing the worn-out females who otherwise would have been killed. Until legislation passes to provide more humane treatment of animals bred on farms (which will be a long time coming considering we’re talking about battling the agriculture industry), the best action you can take is to simply not buy cats and dogs from stores, ads or online. Consider adoption first and give a great pet the loving home it deserves. HUMANESOCIETY.ORG/ISSUES/PUPPY_MILLS/TIPS/FINDING_RESPONSIBLE_DOG_BREEDER.HTML MADONNAOFTHEMILLS.COM


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BY DIANE OLSON lukes, also called trematodes, are a type of parasitic flatworm that infests everything from ants to elephants. Ranging in size from 0.2 to 4 inches, they resemble leaves or pieces of ribbon with big, leech-like suckers; have no respiratory or sense organs; and excrete through their mouths. There are between 8,000 and 24,000 species worldwide; fortunately, a mere 35 of them inhabit humans and none of those typically live in North America. Fluke infections are, however, a huge health problem in Asian, Africa, South America and the Middle East.


contracted from swimming or walking through water in areas with poor sanitation or where human waste is used as fertilizer. Some

Flukes and snails and puppy dog tails Flukes have strange and complex lifecycles, and they always revolve around snails. Starting out as an egg expelled from its host, the fluke first embryonates in water and then infests a snail. Next, it waits inside the snail for the snail to be eaten, or busts out to either find another intermediary host; bore into its final host; or position itself to be eaten by the final host. Once inside the final destination, it migrates to the liver, lungs, intestines or circulatory system and develops into an adult. Most are hermaphrodites, so they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need a partner to reproduce, though blood flukes apparently enjoy long-term, passionate, monogamous relationships while clinging to the wall of their hostâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abdominal veins.

The Flukeman cometh A particularly gross episode of the 1990s TV series X-Files centered around the Flukeman, a large, sewer-dwelling humanoid with a sucker-like orifice, who injected his victims with flukes. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not typically how people become infected. When it comes to liver, lung and intestinal flukes, un- or undercooked fish, crab or crayfish is usually the culprit, though you can also get them from eating watercress, water chestnuts, or anything else contaminated with fluke-infected water. Blood flukes are generally

200 million people. Untreated, it can wreak havoc on organs and impair cognitive development. Millions of people also have liver flukesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;particularly in parts of the world where people regularly dine on raw, smoked, pickled or dried fishâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but only about a quarter of those infested develop health problems (which may include vomiting, diarrhea, jaundice, enlarged liver, liver stones and abdominal pain). While no human-infecting flukes dwell in North America, you can still acquire them, thanks to international trade in fish and seafoodâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; and, of course, travel. Thing is, though, unless they are long-term, fluke infections rarely cause lasting damage, and can be treated with anti-parasitic drugs (such as Flagyl). American doctors, however, may not think to check for flukes, since theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not endemic here. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ailing with a seemingly undiagnosable malaise, and flukes are a possibility, ask to get tested for them.

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The flukes from the slime then burrow into the antsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; brains, turning them into suicidal zombies bent on getting themselves eaten by a creature with a warm liver. species of North American blood flukes do try to infest humans, but only succeed in causing â&#x20AC;&#x153;swimmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s itchâ&#x20AC;? as they attempt to bore through the skin.

Getting flukes is no fluke Symptoms from fluke infection range from none to deathâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and everything in between. The tropical disease schistosoiasis, caused by blood flukes, is second only to malaria, affecting approximately

You know how some flukes have a second intermediary host? In the case of the lancet blood fluke, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ants. So, the final host excretes the eggs in water; the eggs hatch; the hatchlings invade a snail. The snail then leaves behind a trail of infected slime, and that slime is full of flukes. Along comes an ant, which collects the slime and takes it back to the colony for everyone to eat. The flukes from the slime then burrow into the antsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; brains, turning them into suicidal zombies bent on getting themselves eaten by a creature with a warm liver. When thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no potential host around, the ants act normal, but when a grazing mammal approaches, they clamber to the top of a plant, where they can be easily eaten. Should an accommodating deer or cow consume them, the flukes burrow out of the animalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stomach and into its liver. u Diane Olson wrote The Urban Almanac column in CATALYST for 17 years. She is also the author of A Nature Loverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Almanac: Kinky Bugs, Stealthy Critters, Prosperous Plants and Celestial Wonders, published last year by Gibbs Smith.














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Chakra Three: Feel the power

What you should know about that belly fat BY TODD MANGUM, M.D. The chakras are a metaphysical system of the body from the yogic tradition, used in both religious and medical Hindu and Buddhist canons. The chakra energy centers are usually depicted as seven lotuses of rainbow colors arrayed along the spine and up into the head. Understanding of this system has long been used both to heal illness and to promote spiritual enlightenment. Todd Mangum, M.D.’s series on the chakras explains how this conceptual framework can be used to expand our understanding of how our bodies work. He covers the traditional and contemporary interpretations of the chakra system corresponding to various systems of the body. To be healthy is to have a free and balanced flow of energy through the body. Engaging this powerful symbolic system can help us to achieve and maintain health in a far more nuanced and active way than Western medicine can by itself.

Location: in the solar plexus or upper abdomen. Governs: the production and utilization of energy, especially in relation to sugar metabolism and digestion of food. Main issue: involves personal power or will. Externalizes: as the pancreas. Element: fire. When balanced: we feel powerful. Color: a harmonic of yellow. Key words: sun, warmth, metabolism, energy, control, transformation and authority. Influences: the stomach, small intestine, liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas and lumbar spine. Deficiencies: manifest as an inability to set boundaries, express anger appropriately and powerlessness. Excesses: appear as rage, domination and violence. Imbalances: manifest physically as anorexia, bulimia, hypoglycemia, diabetes, pancreatitis, abdominal pain, hepatitis, ulcers, gastritis, digestive disturbances including indigestion, heartburn, gas, bloating, nausea and vomiting, malabsorption and diarrhea. hrough the third chakra we begin to access the astral planes —more subtle frequencies of energy than are experienced through our five senses alone. This center is receptive to the impulses that inform our “gut instinct,” that way of knowing without knowing why. Through the third chakra we develop our courage, determination and will. It is said that someone who is courageous and willing to take risks has a lot of guts.


Most institutions in our society stifle the development of a strong, questioning will. Obedience and conformity are stressed in schools, businesses, most religions, our government and the military. Sadly, we’re bombarded with messages that tell us our feelings, plucky emotions and instincts are dangerous, irrational and unreliable. The common response is to disconnect from those emotions; once disconnected, we’re easily manipulated. If someone asks you how you feel and you say ‘I think I feel such and such,’ you’re disconnected. We don’t think our feelings, we feel them. Any time we try to exert control in our lives, the third chakra will experience the stress, especially when unresolved anger and frustration are involved. This energy will be experienced as the “butterflies” in the stomach. Often these situations will involve what we just can’t seem to stomach. This is also the center through which we get “hooked’ or try to “hook” others. Everyone has experienced the feeling of being drained following some interactions with certain people. These people have literally tapped into our solar plexus in an attempt to feed their own depleted reserves or to manipulate a situation. We may have also attempted to force them to follow our will. In either case, exhaustion is often the result. Many children suffer chronic stomach aches where no organic cause can be found. Further examination will often reveal an ongoing power struggle in which the child is able to gain some degree of control over his or her environment through these symptoms.

When the third chakra is balanced, we will feel confident without having to be controlling and our metabolic fire will burn brightly, providing us with adequate stamina and warmth. The endocrine gland influenced by the third chakra is the pancreas which secretes the hormones insulin and glucagon. Insulin is secreted in response to an elevated blood sugar or glucose level. It stimulates the removal from the blood stream of glucose, fats, and amino acids in order to store them within the cell. When it functions properly, it helps maintain lean body mass. In excess, insulin increases hunger, inflammation, mental confusion and fat formation. Glucagon is secreted in response to a low blood sugar. It mobilizes the release of glucose, fats and amino acids from storage to be used as energy. In proper amounts it decreases hunger, increases alertness and mental clarity, promotes tissue healing and reduces body fat. Together, insulin and glucagon maintain a stable blood sugar. Diabetes is diagnosed when blood sugar levels exceed specific limits. Although type I and type II diabetes both cause high blood sugars, they are vastly different disorders. A deficiency of insulin causes type I diabetes and requires lifetime replacement of the hormone. Type II diabetes results from failing to properly respond to insulin, not from an insulin deficiency. People with type II diabetes have a metabolism that cannot handle foods which cause rapid and extreme elevations of one’s blood sugar. This failure is called insulin resistance which the body responds to by producing ever-increasing insulin in order to regulate blood sugars. Initially it is the repeated spikes in insulin, not glucose, that cause the problems Although repeated studies have shown being only moderately overweight, not just obese, is associated with an increase in numerous medical problems, many insurance companies refused to cover any weight-related treatments. Their reason for the denial: Weight gain is not a medical problem and weight loss treatments are only for cosmetic reasons. Only recently has the medical profession formally acknowledged that even moderate weight gain increases one’s risk of developing medical problems. They have named one specific cause of

Caught early, metabolic syndrome is one of the most treatable disorders there is. It really isn’t even a metabolic disorder at all, it’s a dietary disorder. If you discovered your car was having problems because you were using diesel when in fact it needed premium unleaded, would you still try to fix the car or simply change the fuel? weight gain metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome replaces syndrome X, reactive hypoglycemia, hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance as the official name of this condition. Whatever it’s been called, progressive practitioners have been identifying metabolic syndrome, and treating it successfully, for years. Metabolic syndrome is the forerunner of type II diabetes although many will never progress that far. Even with adequate exercise, people with this condition will find it impossible to lose weight or feel good while consuming high carbohydrates, moderate protein and low fat. For these people, this diet will often be a disaster. The excess of carbohydrates, especially refined ones like white sugar and white flour, will constantly throw them into insulin excess with its host of related problems. One indication that you might have metabolic syndrome is a waist-to-hip ratio greater than 1 for men and .8 for women. For example if your waist is 34 inches and your hips measure 30 your ratio will be 1.13. Another is an insatiable craving for carbohydrates, especially once you’ve started eating them. Metabolic Syndrome is diagnosed when a patient is found to have an elevated insulin level either while fasting or during a Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT). The diagnosis also requires a patient have high blood pressure, elevated fasting cholesterol and/or triglycerides and an inflammatory disorder such as arthritis. Although frequently associated with obesity, metabolic syndrome can occur in individuals who aren’t considered overweight. The acceptable upper limit for a fasting blood sugar value was lowered from 110 to 100. The upper limit, which when exceeded is considered diabetes, is still 125. Those with fasting glucose values between 100 and 125 have impaired glucose tolerance. If you or your doctor sus-

pects you might have metabolic syndrome or diabetes you should at least have both fasting insulin and glucose levels checked. The values considered normal for a fasting insulin range from 3 to 27. In my experience, an upper limit of 27 is much too generous. If a patient has a personal or family history or signs of symptoms consistent with MS, he or she should receive a more extensive workshop. A two-hour GTT with insulin levels is definitive for ruling out or diagnosing either metabolic syndrome or diabetes. Checking only blood sugars will fail to identify people with metabolic syndrome until they’re on the verge of diabetes. Caught early, metabolic syndrome is one of the most treatable disorders there is. It really isn’t even a metabolic disorder at all, it’s a dietary disorder. If you discovered your car was having problems because you were using diesel when in fact it needed premium unleaded, would you still try to fix the car or simply change the fuel? Adequate amounts of nutrients like chromium, vanadium, L-carnitine, vitamin E and magnesium are essential to assist the body’s metabolism of glucose. Another important function of the pancreas along with the salivary glands, stomach and intestinal lining is the excretion of digestive enzymes. These include protease, amylase, and lipase which break down protein, starch and fat respectively. Digestion begins in the mouth with chewing and the release of amylase. The next step takes place in the stomach where hydrochloric acid (HCL) is released. HCL catalyzes the conversion of several digestive enzymes into their active form in addition to creating a hostile environment for unwanted bacteria and other organisms. Many conditions of heartburn are caused by too little stomach acid, not by too much. When too little HCL is present, all the processes of

digestion are hampered. This leads to food stagnating in the stomach, which can cause acid reflux— meaning contents of the stomach, the food and the acid enter the esophagus which has no coating like the stomach’s to protect it. Caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, smoking, overeating, eating shortly before bed and drinking ice water or a lot of liquids with meals will also aggravate this condition. Antacids and drugs like Tagamet, Zantac and Pepcid will help the symptoms of the burning but often they will do nothing to resolve the core problem. By diminishing HCL production or function, these drugs further weaken digestion, setting the stage for nutrient deficiencies, worsening food allergies and bacterial fermentation of incompletely digested food. Symptoms of low HCL include many of the digestive disturbances listed earlier plus a sense of fullness after eating, nausea after taking supplements, rectal itching, iron deficiency unresponsive to supplementation, recurrent intestinal infections and brittle nails. If you suffer many of these symptoms, taking HCL with additional digestive enzymes can provide amazing relief. If HCL aggravates your condition, you have too much stomach acid and you will need another treatment strategy. Digestive enzymes are derived from both plant and animal sources. I believe the plant enzymes to be a better choice for long term use. With any chronic digestive problem it is always important to rule out parasitic, yeast or bacterial infections, malignancies and inflammatory disorders. Screening for hidden blood in the stool and blood tests which can detect liver and gallbladder problems are also important. Activities that enhance your sense of personal power will help you maintain a vital and radiant third chakra. Enroll in a martial arts class. An exercise called woodchoppers will help you safely release pent up frustration and anger. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Clasp your hands together. Raise them over your head and swing toward the ground as if chopping wood. Do this with force while letting out a yell. Repeat until you feel complete. Light a fire and meditate while gazing into the flames. Watch the Sun rise with gratitude for the light of consciousness and energy it so generously provides. u Todd Mangum, MD, is director of the Web of Life Wellness Center in downtown Salt Lake City.

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Confessions of a snake-a-holic Why I love snakes (and so should you) BY DAVID E. JENSEN

f you ask the average person for an opinion about snakes, the result will range from unbridled excitement to utter revulsion. As a confirmed, self-diagnosed snake addict, I fall into the first category. I have loved snakes since I was a kid, and the kid within me still thrills at the prospect of finding or catching a snake. Teaching people about snakes and being a snake ambassador have always been second nature to me, and I knew early on that saving snakes was a cause I believed in. Long before Americans knew who Steve Irwin was, I was driving remote roads in Utah’s west desert in the middle of the night, catching snakes that had gotten too comfortable warming their bellies on lonely asphalt and moving them away from the carnage of infrequent but deadly car traffic, mostly on the road that cuts through Skull Valley and leads to the military base at Dugway. In the languid warmth that rises from the pavement after dark, the road gives back the heat it stole during the day, and snakes that come across this alien surface at night will often pause and linger there. It was the mid-’70s, and I was a teenaged driver with a newly minted license. I found it convenient to


put my kid brother Gary and his best friend Keith on the hood of my orange ’68 Chevy as I drove slowly along desolate ribbons of blacktop in the summer darkness. Dangling their legs in front of the grill, they could jump off and instantly grab any snake that appeared in my headlight beams. To my great satisfaction, I discovered that by simply tapping the brake pedal, I could launch my brother and his friend off the hood and onto the roadway anytime I wanted. This potential kept them alert.

Any snake in Utah that doesn’t have a rattle is harmless. Almost nowhere in the world does identification get any easier than this. We usually saw gopher snakes, Mormon racers, or the elusive desert-striped whip snake—all harmless species—but occasionally providence would place a rattler in our path. This was always cause

for excitement. We’d put the snakes in pillowcases borrowed from my mother’s linen closet, tie the open end securely, and drive them closer to the foothills and away from danger. Too often we’d see snakes that had already been run over, sometimes deliberately, since many of them were on the shoulder of the road, and I had to wonder about the type of person who would swerve to hit a snake at 60 miles an hour. Is their contempt for snakes so great that they are willing to risk their own lives to kill one, and if so, why? There are approximately 2,000 snake species throughout the world, and 31 of them live in Utah. Of those, only seven are venomous and they are all rattlesnakes. Any snake in Utah that doesn’t have a rattle is harmless. Almost nowhere in the world does identification get any easier than this. The other 24 species include the rubber boa (a true boa similar to the boa constrictor of South America, only smaller), three species of garter snake, two king snakes, one milk snake, the Great Basin gopher snake, and more than a dozen other innocuous, reclusive, nocturnal or otherwise seldom-seen serpents that inhabit

the state from border to border and mountain top to desert valley. When I remove a rattlesnake from someone’s yard, it provides an excellent opportunity to educate them about the intrinsic value of snakes in the environment and their direct benefit to humans as a free source of rodent control. Hawks and eagles eat mice and rats, but only the adult animals, whereas snakes go into burrows and consume the babies, effectively eliminating hundreds of thousands of future rodents and the diseases they can carry. The act of physically rescuing snakes and simply talking to people about them can have the same result. A woman I work with told me that she was driving a narrow dirt road with her husband when they saw a large snake, probably a gopher snake, basking in the midmorning sun. From her description, the snake stretched from one side of the road to the other, but people who dislike snakes often overestimate their length. The lethargic reptile was as limp and inanimate as a rope and completely oblivious to their presence. My friend confessed that there had been times when they had thoughtlessly driven over snakes in the past, but she saw this one and

remembered the brief conversation we’d had about snakes several months before. She said that thinking of me and how much I respected snakes wouldn’t allow her to harm this one, so she told her husband to stop the truck. They waited patiently for the snake to cross, neither of them willing to get out of their vehicle and coax it along. For me, this is like saving snakes by remote control; it amazes me how just a little bit of knowledge can change human behavior. More than anything, I enjoy teaching children about snakes. Children who absorb factual information will know it their entire lives and will perpetuate it by sharing it with others, including children of the future. Maybe each generation can become smarter and more compassionate. The Animal Planet generation amazes me with their knowledge of nature and their empathy for the earth. Throughout history, snakes have been revered by various cultures as supernatural deities and reviled in Christian scripture as the devil incarnate. They were metaphorically banished from the Irish isles by an overzealous saint, and in the modern world, two Aesculapian snakes entwined around a winged staff represent medicine and healing in the symbol of the caduceus, although the rod of Asclepius, with its single snake, is the correct symbol of medical associations in the United States. Despite being vilified in the Bible, snakes have played significant roles in the social, cultural, and mythological timeline of mankind for thousands of years. More recently, modern medicine has discovered relief from a host of human conditions within the complex makeup of enzymes found in snake venoms, making snakes more valuable to humanity now than at any other time in history. Whatever you think of them, snakes really are amazing creatures, and they’re far more afraid of us than we are of them. The next time you meet one, wish her well and let her go on her way. If you can’t do that, then give me a call, because catching a snake would make my day! u David E. Jensen is a freelance writer, reptile enthusiast, and licensed rattlesnake removal expert. He has never met a snake he didn’t like.

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Plant Sale at the Conservation Garden Park City Sprouts Summer Camps Registration for Wasatch Gardens summer camps has begun. A variety of camps are available throughout the summer season (including gardening, art, science experiments and cooking), for ages 4-12. See website for individual camp details and complete registration information. City Sprouts Summer Camps, Dates Vary (summer). Grateful Tomato Garden, 800 S 600 E. $135. WASATCHGARDENS.ORG

Experts from local nurseries will discuss and provide the best water-wise plants for your summer garden. Also on site will be KSL’s radiobroadcast of “Greenhouse Show” during the plant sale. From 1-2p, David Salman, owner of High Country Gardens will lead a free class on the best plants to use for Utah landscapes. Plant Sale, June 8, 9a-2p. Conservation Garden Park, 8275 S 1300 W. CONSERVATIONGARDENPARK.ORG

Park Silly Sunday Market An fun, eco-friendly, open-air market and street festival featuring regional and local fruits and vegetables. Park Silly Sunday Market, Sundays, June 9-Sept. 22, 10a-5p. Main Street Park City. Free. PARKSILLYSUNDAYMARKET.COM

The Andean Cosmovision A presentation covering the basic concepts of the Andean Cosmovision and a few of the meditations that open the vast, beautiful mystery that is the Cosmos. The Andean Cosmovision, June 12, 7-8:30p. Kaleidoscope Center for Awareness. 2290 E 4500 S. Free. SALKAWIND.COM

Herbal First Aid Utah Asian Festival Get a glimpse of Asia by celebrating the Year of Snake with eight Asian communities. Kite-making, an Asian Marketplace and a dragon boat special exhibit in addition to other activities and performances.

A lesson on making an herbal first-aid kit. Participants will make and take home a tin of calendula salve as well as information on plants to keep in your garden to have ready access for your first aid needs. Herbal First Aid, June 12, 6-8p. Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W 100 N. $20. WASATCHGARDENS.ORG

Utah Asian Festival, June 8, 10a-7p. South Town Exposition Center, 9575 S State. Free. UTAHASIANFESTIVAL.COM

Urban Garden and Farm Tour Wasatch Community Gardens’ Tour de Coops has been featuring backyards with beautiful coops for the past seven years—but now it’s time for the next level: the Urban Garden and Farm Tour. The tour will feature not only a lot of great coops, but also backyards with innovative uses of space: small livestock; permaculture gardens; intensive and vertical gardening techniques; community and youth gardens; small urban farms; organic veggie gardens; mushroom growing; restaurant gardens; sustainability features such as rainwater catchment, solar ovens, beehives, food preservation and cob and strawbale structures. Don’t miss this tour that will feature some of the most progressive—and good old-fashioned—gardens growing here locally! The tour is self-guided—it begins and ends where convenient for you. This year's tour will feature 18 stops to pick and choose from. Sign up to get your tour guide emailed to you 48 hours in advance of the tour, so that you can plan your route! CATALYST’s office garden is on the tour—drop by and say hi! Urban Garden and Farm Tour, June 22, 10a-2p. Self-Guided Tour of Backyards in Salt Lake. $5 bike tour (limited), $10 individual/$20 group. WASATCHGARDENS.ORG

Crone’s Hollow 3rd annual Fairy Fest Midsummer: A gathering of the Court of the Fairy Kingdom where talents of fairies are shared in a carnival of color. Attend for a day of psychic readings, unique merchandise, an outdoor fire dance, drumming and more. Crone’s Hollow Fairy Fest, June 8, 12-10p. Crone’s Hollow, 2470 S Main. Free. CRONESHOLLOW.COM

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Geocaching in the Swaner Preserve Learn to geocache. Scavenger hunts, treasure hunts and more. GPS units provided to the first seven individuals or teams that sign up for each date. Geocaching in the Swaner Preserve, June 13, 4-5p. Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter, 1258 Center Dr. Free ($5 for nonmembers). SWANERECOCENTER.ORG

Photography installation by Carol Koleman Check out CATALYST staffer Carol Koleman’s photography installation at Finch Lane Gallery. See cover and artist’s statement, p. 4 of this issue. Carol Koleman exhibit, through June 14, 9a-5p. Closing reception, June 14, 6-8p. Finch Lane Gallery, 1325 E 100 S. SLCGOV.COM/ARTS

Clay Landscapes for Families

Chalk Art Festival Local and visiting artists, professionals and hobbyists, create a half-mile-long chalk mural. Watch them create it, or come by later to enjoy the results. Sponsored by the Utah Fostercare Foundation. Chalk Art Festival, June 14, 2-10p and June 15, 10a-10p. Available for viewing on Sunday, weather permitting. At the Gateway, from the fountain to the movie theatre. CHALKARTFESTIVAL.ORG

Learn what it takes to keep bees. Find out how bees form hives and pollinate your plants. Gain an appreciation for our insect friends without necessarily starting a hive of your own. Register early, limited seating. Beekeeping for Curious but not Committed, June 13, 6:30-8p. Conservation Garden Park. 8275 S 1300 W. Free. CONSERVATIONGARDENPARK.ORG

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Storing and Using What You Grow Gardening is a wonderful way to connect with your environment and where your food comes from, but if you don’t know what to do with your produce, it can go bad very quickly. Learn how to properly process and store your food so it can last through the season, including fruits and vegetables, without the process of canning. Registration required. We attended this last year and found it interesting and useful. Storing and Using what you Grow, June 15, 10a-12p. Grateful Tomato Garden, 800 S 600 E. $10. WASATCHGARDENS.ORG

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Garden Maintenance Learn to reap the most of your garden harvest. Some of the topics covered will include organic soil amending and fertilizer basics, as well as weed maintenance and pest control. Keep your garden fresh and productive all summer long. Garden Maintenance, June 15, 1-3p. Grateful Tomato Garden, 800 S 600 E. $10. WASATCHGARDENS.ORG

Of Meat and Marrow: A Rock Opera Dance Circus SB Dance’s one-night-only blowout. Big props. Live music. Morbid fun. (See preview on website.) Of Meat and Marrow, June 15, 8p. Rose Wagner Center, 138 W 300 S. $20. SBDANCE.COM


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The Backyard Chicken Fight

20th annual Antelope Full Moon Bike Ride

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A 24-mile bike ride from White Rock Bay to the historic Fielding Garr Ranch and back, lit by the full moon. Performances for the night include 50/50 Bike and Skate, BMX Freestyle.

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Antelope Bike Ride, June 19, 10p. Antelope Island. $25. DAVISCOUNTYUTAH.GOV/GO/MOONLIGHT

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Urban Chicken Keeping Basics, June 19, 6-8p. Grateful Tomato Garden, 800 S 600 E. $10. WASATCHGARDENS.ORG

Creative Waterwise Gardens for Pollinators Bees, butterflies and other pollinators are essential for a healthy environment. Find out how to create a landscape in which they will thrive. Creative Waterwise Gardens for Pollinators, June 20, 6:30-8p. Conservation Garden Park, 8275 S 1300 W. Free. CONSERVATIONGARDENPARK.ORG

Meet the Artist: Muralist Roger Whiting The Mexican Muralists have influenced artists worldwide, including Utah-based artist Roger Whiting. Whiting will show examples of his work and discuss how he uses mural projects to help develop a positive community identity, especially among youth. Muralist Roger Whiting, June 20, 6-8p. Jane’s Home, 1229 South Temple. $6 donation. ROGERWHITING.COM

Utah author Gretchen Anderson will discuss and sign The Backyard Chicken Fight: How Keeping Chickens in Your Yard is Ruffling Feathers Across the Nation and A Beginner’s Guide to Hen Keeping. The Backyard Chicken Fight, June 21, 4-5:30p. The King’s English Bookstore, 1511 S 1500 E. Free. THEKINGSENGLISH.COM

Waterwise Trees and Shrubs Tour A tour of the Conservation Garden Park addressing inequalities between shrubs and trees—find out which are best suited to Utah’s climate. Waterwise Trees and Shrubs Tour, June 22, 10-11a. Conservation Garden Park, 8275 S 1300 W. Free. CONVSERVATIONGARDENPARK.ORG

Designing Successful Parkstrips Narrow, hot and dry,park strips can be difficult areas to landscape. Learn how to design park strips that take less water and are better than lawn. Designing Successful Parkstrips, June 22, 11a-12:30p. Conservation Garden Park, 8275 S 1300 W. Free. CONSERVATIONGARDENPARK.ORG

2nd annual “Summer Soiree” Garden Party Home & Garden experts to help you make the most of your personal spaces, inside and out. See website for a schedule of events. Summer Soiree Garden Party, June, 22, 6p-10p. Conservation Garden Park, 8275 S 1300 W. $10. CONSERVATIONGARDENPARK.ORG

Savor the Summit Park City’s longest-running dinner party is a celebration of food, drink and live music in the middle of Main Street and highlighting the culinary talents from local restaurants. Savor the Summit, June 22, 2p. Main Street, Park City. SAVORTHESUMMIT.COM

Bowling for Rhinos 2013

Park City Cycling Festival

At least one rhino is illegally poached each day in South Africa alone. Attend to support a fundraiser that has raised $4.3 million entirely through volunteer efforts and generous community support, making it possible to help protect all five species of rhino through programs in Africa and Indonesia.

A three-day festival celebrating cycling: fat tires, skinny tires or training wheels. Showcasing the Park City area and combining the best of road riding, mountain biking and classic cruising. The festival features live music, exposition center, clinics, vendors, food and beverages and more.

Bowling for Rhinos 2013, June 21, 5-9p. Olympus Hills Lanes, 4015 S Wasatch Blvd. $25. UTAHAAZK.ORG

Park City Cycling Festival, June 28-30. Park City Mountain Resort (and surrounding areas). KPCW.ORG

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Help from your hyoid Chaturanga Dandasana BY CHARLOTTE BELL

hat’s an eight-syllable name that, when spoken by a yoga teacher, elicits fear in roughly half the population that practices yoga? The same phrase evokes a feeling of invincible awesomeness in many others. Answer: Chaturanga Dandasana (Four-Limbed Staff Pose). Chaturanga looks like a push-up, but it’s not. It’s primarily practiced as a transition pose in Sun Salutations, often between Downward Facing Dog and Upward


The position of this little bone powerfully affects your posture. If your chin and hyoid bone jut forward or your head tilts back, your entire core—internal structures such as your organs—will push forward into your abdominal wall. When you draw your hyoid back, lengthening the back of your neck and lifting the base of your skull, your organs and abdominal wall draw back, giving frontal support to your spine. If you’re jutting your chin out and

The position of the hyoid bone powerfully affects your posture. If your chin and hyoid bone jut forward or your head tilts back, your entire core— internal structures such as your organs— will push forward into your abdominal wall. Facing Dog or Cobra. Chaturanga requires a great deal of upper body strength, and therefore, it also builds the upper body. In addition, it builds core strength, especially if you engage a funny little structure called the hyoid bone while you practice it. The hyoid bone is the human version of the wishbone. It’s a small, u-shaped bone in the front of your neck that sits just below your chin and above your thyroid cartilage. Place your right thumb on the right side of your neck just below your chin and your index finger on the left side. You can feel the ridges on its surface if you palpate the area. Its primary functions are to help move the tongue and to facilitate swallowing.

throwing your head back in Chaturanga, your organs and abdomen will sag toward the ground, making the pose even more difficult as your arms fight the weight of your core. Drawing your hyoid back allows your core to lift up into your back body, stabilizing your pose. There are many ways to approach Chaturanga. Here’s one: Start in Downward Facing Dog on a nonskid mat. Draw your hyoid bone back so that the back of your neck lengthens. Maintain this position throughout. Now shift your whole body forward, keeping your pelvis higher than your shoulders. Roll your shoulders back so that your shoulder blades slide down your back. With your pelvis still high, bend

your elbows, keeping them close to your sides. Only when your chest is a few inches from the floor should you bring your pelvis to level with the rest of your body, at least when you’re first starting to practice Chaturanga. Here’s why: If you lower your pelvis too fast it will come to the floor first. Once it’s on the floor it’s really difficult to lift it back up to level. So if you find your pelvis reaching the floor before your elbows are fully bent, return to Dog Pose and start over, keeping your pelvis high in the air. Once you’re in the pose, turn your toes under and lengthen back through your heels, actively lifting your legs upward. Simultaneously lengthen through the top of your head in the opposite direction. Take a few breaths before coming to rest on the ground or moving into Down Dog or Cobra. Opinions on hand placement abound. The most popular alignment “rule” is that your forearms should be vertical in this pose, but if your humerus bones are extra long—like mine are—this alignment is inefficient. Experiment with your hand placement—anywhere from underneath the chest to under the lower ribs. If Chaturanga is just not happening for you—I confess that it took me a year to be able to hold myself up in the pose—here’s another approach: Place a yoga block flat on the floor underneath your pelvis. Starting with your chest high, bend your elbows into Chaturanga position, press your hands into the floor and activate your legs. Remember your hyoid bone. You may find your pelvis lifting a millimeter or two off the block. This variation helps train your upper body and allows you to understand what an aligned pose feels like even if your upper body is not ready to hold you up. The most helpful skill in learning Chaturanga is patience. It can take a long time to build the upper body strength and alignment to practice efficiently. If you regularly practice Chaturanga in a fast-paced vinyasa class, take care not to overdo it. More is not always better. Rather, practice with care and remember that the freedom available to you in any pose depends on the quality of your attention, not what your pose looks like. u Charlotte Bell is a yoga teacher, author and musician who lives in Salt Lake City.


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ABODE AUTOMOTIVE Clark’s Green Auto Garage 1/14 801.485-2858. 506 E. 1700 So. Clark’s auto is a local family-owned full service automotive repair facility. We are committed to doing our part to minimize the environmental impact of automotive service and repair, and to incorporating sustainability principles throughout our operation. SLC-certified E2 business. WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/CLARKSAUTO Schneider Auto Karosserie 2/14 801.484.9400. Fax 801-484-6623. Utah’s first green body shop. 28 years of making customers happy! We are a friendly, full-service collision repair shop in Salt Lake City. Your satisfaction is our goal. We’ll work with your insurance company to ensure proper repairs and give you a lifetime warranty. WWW.SCHNEIDERAUTO.NET DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION Residential Design FB 801-322-5122. Ann Larson. FENG SHUI The Feng Shui Guy6/13 801-842-5554. Productivity & bliss through furniture arrangement, with the flexibility to fit any budget or ambition. Home, garden, lobby, and office. FURNITURE, ACCESSORIES Elemente 11/13 353 W Pierpont Ave., 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. Browse, sit a spell, or sell your furniture with us. Layaway is available. A haven for the discriminating shopper since 1988. GREEN PRODUCTS Underfoot Floors 6/13 801-467-6636. 1900 S. 300 W., SLC We offer innovative & earth friendly floors including

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DINING Blue Star Juice and Coffee 2795 S. Canyon Rim (2300 E.) and 435 S. 400 W. SLC. 466-4280. Blue Star serves a wide variety of fresh vegetable and fruit juices. Create your own combination or choose from house favorites! Full espresso bar and large selection of breakfast sandwiches are also available. Drive-thru available at both locations. Wifi.

Café Solstice Cafe Solstice inside Dancing Cranes Imports offers a variety of loose teas, speciality coffee drinks and herbal smoothies in a relaxing atmosphere. Lunch features veggie wraps, sandwiches, salads, soups and more. Our dressings, spreads, salsa, hummus and baked goods are all made in house with love! Enjoy a refreshing Violet Mocha or Mango & Basil smoothie with your delicious homemade lunch. SOLCAFE999@GMAIL.COM. Coffee Garden 254 S. Main, inside the former Sam Weller’s Books and 900 E. 900 S. 355-4425. High-end espresso, delectable pastries & desserts. Great places to people watch. M-Thur 6a-11p; Fri 6a12p, Sat 7a-12p, Sun 7a-11p. Wifi. Cafe SuperNatural Organic, locally grown, gluten-free, fresh cooked to order, raw foods, fresh juices and smothies, superfood shakes, great food to go or dine-in. Discounts for Prana Yoga participants. Located in Prana Yoga. Free convenient parking in Trolley Square’s 600 East parking garage. Mon-Sat 10a-9p: Sun 10-3p. Wifi. Dodo 1355 East 2100 So. 801.486-BIRD (2473) Sugar House Park. Serving Salt Lake for over 30 years. Homemade soups, in-house smoked turkey, artichoke pie, fresh salads, pastas, seafood & steak entrees. Ramon’s 12 daily fresh-baked desserts. Beer, wine & liquor available. Open daily for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch. Finca 1291 So. 900 East. 801.487.0699. Tapas, asador, cocktails. From the creators of Pago. FINCASLC.COM Omar’s Rawtopia 2148 S.Highland Dr. 801-486-0332. Raw, organic, vegan & scrumptious. From Chocolate Goji Berry smoothies to Vegan Hummus Pizza, every dish is made with highest quality ingredients and prepared with love. Nutrient dense and delectable are Rawtopia’s theme words. We are

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an oasis of gourmet health, creating peace through food. M-Th 12-8p, F-Sat. 12-9p. Pago 878 S. 900 E. 801-532-0777. Featuring seasonal cuisine from local producers & 20 artisan wines by the glass, complemented by an intimate eco-chic setting. Best Lunch—SL Mag, Best Brunch—City Weekly, Best Wine List— City Weekly & SL Mag, Best New American— Best of State. PAGOSLC.COM. Tue-Sun 11a-3p, 5p-close. Takashi 18 West Market St. 801-519-9595. Award-winning chef Takashi Gibo invites you to savor an incredible Japanese dining experience with Salt Lake’s best sushi, sashimi, small plates (Japanese tapas), and hot dishes from his tantalizing menu. Enjoy a beautiful presentation of classic sashimi or experiment with delicious creations from the sushi bar. Featuring an extensive selction of premium sakes, wines, Japanese and domestic beers, and signature cocktails. Mon-Fri from 11:30a.; Sat. from 5:30p. Washington Square Cafe9/13 Washington Square Cafe is located on the first floor of the historic city and county building. Serving breakfast and lunch with daily specials, catering to vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan and meat enthusiasts alike. Space available for events, meetings and private parties. Come experience local art, live music and lounge areas with reading material and wi-fi. 451 S. 200 E. 801-535-6102. M-F 7:30-4. WWW.CLOCKTOWERCATERING.COM

HEALTH & BODYWORK ACUPUNCTURE Keith Stevens Acupuncture 7/13 Dr. Keith Stevens, OMD, 1174 E. 2760 S, Ste. 16. 801.467-2277, 209.617-7379 (cell). Specializing in chronic pain treatment, stress-

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Salt Lake County Acupuncture, LLC.6/13 Allan Post L.Ac., Dipl. O.M., (owner). 5005 S. 900 E., Ste. 161, Murray. Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, nutritional and lifestyle counseling, to balance body, mind and spirit. Musculoskeletal pain, stiffness, trauma; thyroid, adrenal and other endocrine issues; digestive issues; colds and flu, asthma and allergies, PTSD, addictions withdrawal. 801-590-8337 (O) 510-290-6316 (C) WWW.SALTLAKECOUNTYACUPUNCTURE.COM AYURVEDA

Vedic Harmony 3/14 801-942-5876. Learn how Ayurveda can help you harmonize your lifestyle and well being. Primordial Sound meditation,Perfect Health & Wellness counseling. Georgia Clark, Certified Deepak Chopra Center Vedic Master, has trained in the US with Dr. Chopra, Dr. V.D. Lad, Jai Dev Singh, David Crow & in India with Dr. A.P. Deshpande. TARAJAGA@EARTHLINK.NET CRANIOSACRAL Conscious Journey FB 801-864-4545. CONSCIOUSJOURNEY.NET

Sheryl Seliger, LCSW 6/13 801-556-8760. 1446 S. 900 E., Email: SELIGERS@GMAIL.COM Powerful healing through dialogue & gentle-touch energy work. Adults: Deep relaxation, stress reduction & spiritual renewal, chronic pain & illness, head & spinal injuries, anxiety, PTSD, relationship skills, life strategies. Infants and children: colic, feeding & sleep issues, bonding, birth trauma. Birth preparation & prenatal CST. EDUCATION Karen’s Energy! 8/13 748 E Pioneer Road Draper, UT. 385-414-2769. Organic Health Food- Education-Wellness Center! Our goal…a dis-ease free Utah! Thermography, health screenings, detox programs, organic take-out, raw retreats, organic superFoods, & more! Hundreds of health classes! Including “Living with ENERGY: Never Be Sick Again!” WWW.KARENSENERGY.COM



FELDENKRAIS Carol Lessinger, GCFP 8/13 801-580-9484. Do you know how to engage your body to draw upon its highest potential for comfort, strength, and healing? Carol helps people of all ages: infants, developmentally challenged children, people chained to computers, injured athletes, performing artists, seniors, and possibly you. Over 35 years experience. CAROLLESSINGER.COM

Erin Geesaman Rabke Somatic Educator. 801-898-0478. WWW.BODYHAPPY.COM FB Open Hand Bodywork. Dan Schmidt, GCFP, LMT. 150 S. 600 E., #3B. 801.694.4086 WWW.OPENHANDSLC.COM. FB Carl Rabke LMT, GCFP FOG 801-671-4533. Somatic education and bodywork. Feldenkrais®, Structural Integration and massage. Offering a unique blend of the 10 sessions with Awareness Through Movement® lessons. Discover the potential for learning and improvement at any age, as you come to inhabit your body with ease, vitality and integrity. WWW.BODYHAPPY.COM MASSAGE Conscious Journey FB 801-864-4545. CONSCIOUSJOURNEY.NET Graham Phillips Davis3/14 801-889-3944. Muse Massage; strong, warm, gentle hands. LGBT-friendly. Get back in tune with powerful structural allignment therapy. Integration of the divine masculine-feminine within, using craniosacral therapy. Feel better today!

Healing Mountain Massage School FB 801-355-6300. 363 S. 500 East, Ste. 210 (enter off of 500 East). HEALINGMOUNTAINSPA.COM Stress Buster CALL!3 801-243-4980. 1104 Ashton Ave., #114 (Sugar House). Ginger Blaisdell, LMT, NCTMB. The core of her practice consists of orthopedic bodywork along with CranioSacral therapy, sports massage, tension & pain release, lymph drainage therapy, visceral manipulation and energetic attunement. 60 and 90-minute sessions available. STRESSBUSTERMASSAGE.COM MD PHYSICIANS Web of Life Wellness Center FB Todd Mangum, MD. 801-531-8340. 508 E. So. Temple, #102. Dr. Mangum is a family practice physician who uses acupuncture, massage, herbs & nutrition to treat a wide range of conditions including chronic fatigue, HIV infection, allergies, digestive disturbances and fibromyalgia. He also designs programs to maintain health & wellness. WWW.WEBOFLIFEWC.COM NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS Cameron Wellness Center 3/14 801-486-4226. Dr Todd Cameron, Naturopathic Physician. 1945 S. 1100 E. #202. Remember when doctors cared? Once, a doctor cared. He had that little black bag, a big heart, an encouraging smile. Once, a doctor actually taught about prevention. Remember “an apple a day”? Dr. Cameron is a family practitioner. He takes care of you. He cares. WWW.DRTODDCAMERON.COM

Eastside Natural Health Clinic 9/13 Uli Knorr, ND 801.474.3684; 2188 S. Highland Dr. #207. Dr. Knorr uses a multi-dimensional approach to healing. He can help optimize your health to live more vibrantly and support your natural healing ability. He focuses on hormonal balancing, including thyroid, adrenal, women’s hormones, blood sugar regulation; gastrointestinal disorders and allergies. Detoxification, food allergy

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MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNTING Chart Bookkeeping8/13 801.718-1235. M’Lisa Patterson. Qualified and dependable small- to medium-sized business bookkeeping services. QuickBooks expert. My office or yours. MPATTERSON@CHARTBOOKKEEPING.COM LEGAL ASSISTANCE Schumann Law. 801.631.7811, ESTATEPLANNINGFORUTAH.COM. FB MUSICIANS FOR HIRE Idlewild 10/13 801-268-4789, WWW.IDLEWILDRECORDINGS.COM. David and Carol Sharp. Duo up to six-piece

ensemble. Celtic, European, World and Old Time American music. A variety of instruments. Storytelling and dance caller. CDs and downloads, traditional and original. IDLEWILD@IDLEWILDRECORDINGS.COM POETRY Rumi Poetry Good poetry enriches our culture and nourishes our soul. Rumi Poetry Club (founded in 2007) celebrates spiritual poetry of Rumi and other masters as a form of meditation. Free meetings first Tuesday (7 pm) of month at AndersonFoothill Library 1135 S 2100 E. WWW.RUMIPOETRYCLUB.COM PROFESSIONAL TRAINING Healing Mountain Massage School FB 801-355-6300. 363 S. South 500 East, Ste. 210 (enter off of 500 E.). Morning, evening, & weekend programs. Graduate in as little as 7 months. 8 students in a class. Mentor with seasoned professionals. Practice in a live day spa. ABHES accredited. Financial aid: loans/grants available to those who qualify. WWW.HEALINGMOUNTAIN.ORG VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Adopt-a-Native-Elder 6/13 801-474-0535. Adopt-A-Native-Elder is seeking office/warehouse volunteers in Salt Lake City every Tuesday and Friday 10 am-noon. Come and join a wonderful group of people for a fascinating and gratifying experience. We also need volunteers with trucks and SUVs, donating their expenses, to transport supplies for Spring and Fall Food Runs, Navajo reservation community events in southeast UT and northeast AZ. Contact Joyce or MAIL@ANELDER.ORG, WWW.ANELDER.ORG

MOVEMENT & SPORT DANCE RDT Community School. 801-534-1000. 138 W. Broadway. FB MARTIAL ARTS Red Lotus School of Movement 8/13 740 S 300 W, SLC, UT, 84101. 801-355-6375. Established in 1994 by Sifu Jerry Gardner and Jean LaSarre Gardner. Traditional-style training in the classical martial arts of T’ai Chi, Wing Chun Kung-Fu, and T’ai Chi Chih (qi gong exercises). Children’s classes in Wing Chun KungFu. Located downstairs from Urgyen Samten Ling Tibetan Buddhist Temple. WWW.REDLOTUSSCHOOL.COM, REDLOTUS@REDLOTUS.CNC.NET YOGA INSTRUCTORS Mindful Yoga: Charlotte Bell FB 801-355-2617. E-RYT-500 & Iyengar certified. Cultivate strength, vitality, serenity, wisdom and grace. Combining clear, well-informed instruction with ample quiet time, these classes encourage each student to discover his/her own yoga. Classes include meditation, pranayama (breath awareness) and yoga nidra (yogic sleep) as well as physical practice of asana. Public & private classes, workshops in a supportive, noncompetitive environment since 1986. WWW.CHARLOTTEBELLYOGA.COM YOGA STUDIOS Avenues Yoga 12/13 68 K Street, SLC. 801-872-YOGA (9642). Avenues Yoga is a friendly, down-to-earth place where all are welcome. We offer classes for all body types and ability levels, from Yoga Nidra and Restorative, to Power, Flow, and Core. Free

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Mountain Yoga—Sandy (formerly Bikram) 801.501.YOGA [9642]. 9343 S 1300 E. Offering hot yoga classes to the Salt Lake Valley for the past 10 years. Locals-only Intro: $39 for 30 days unlimited yoga. Our South Valley sanctuary, nestled below Little and Big Cottonwood canyons, provides a warm and inviting environment to discover and/or deepen your yoga practice. All levels are welcome. All teachers are certified. 38 classes, 7 days a week. See website for schedule and special classes. WWW.MOUNTAINYOGASANYD.COM 3/14

Centered City Yoga 9/13 801-521-YOGA (9642). 918 E. 900 S. Centered City Yoga is often likened to that famous TV “hangout” where everybody knows your name, sans Norm (and the beer, of course). We offer more than 100 classes a week, 1,000 hourteacher trainings, monthly retreats and workshops to keep Salt Lake City CENTERED and SANE. WWW.CENTEREDCITYYOGA.COM THE SHOP Yoga Studio 10/13 435-649-9339. Featuring Anusara Yoga. Inspired fun and opening in one of the most amazing studios in the country. Classes, Privates, and Therapeutics with certified and inspired Anusara instructors. Drop-ins welcome. 1167 Woodside Ave., P.O Box 681237, Park City, UT 84068. WWW.PARKCITYYOGA.COMB

PSYCHIC ARTS & INTUITIVE SCIENCES ASTROLOGY Transformational Astrology FB Ralfee Finn. 800-915-5584. Catalyst’s astrology columnist for 10 years! Visit her website at WWW.AQUARIUMAGE.COM or e-mail her at RALFEE@AQUARIUMAGE.COM

Vedic Harmony—Jyotish Astrology FB 942-5876. TARAJAGA@EARTHLINK.NET ENERGY HEALING Kristen Dalzen, LMT 8/13 801.467.3306. 1569 So. 1100 East. IGNITE YOUR DIVINE SPARK! Traditional Usui Reiki Master Teacher practicing in Salt Lake since 1996. Offering a dynamic array of healing services and classes designed to create a balanced, expansive and vivacious life. WWW.TURIYAS.COM Shari Philpott-Marsh9/13 Energy Medicine / Shamanic Healer 801-599-8222. Overwhelmed? Stuck? Pushed and pulled by forces that interfere with your peace of mind? Shamanic healing cuts to the root of the problem. I intuitively unwind the core issues, recalibrate your energy body, and bring you to a place of strength and clarity. Core emotional clearing; mental reprogramming; soul retrieval; past life reconciliation; spirit guide activation; elimination of dark forces / interdimensional interference. I also love mentoring healers. WWW.RADIANCEYOGA.ORG PALM READINGS Elias Caress 9/13 801.783-6058. Highly experienced palm reader available for private readings or for multiple readings at private events. Tarot and hypnosis also available. Downtown area, additional charge for travel. Accepts credit cards. More

information at WWW.ELIASCARESS.COM. PSYCHIC/TAROT READINGS Crone’s Hollow 8/13 2470 S. Main St. 801.906.0470. Have life questions? We offer intuitive and personal psychic consultations: Tarot, Pendulum, Crystal Ball and other oracles. $22 for 20 minutes. Afternoon and evening appointments. Walk-ins welcome. We also make custom conjure/spell candles! WWW.CRONESHOLLOW.COMFB

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 Nicholas Stark 7/13 801-394-6287; 801-721-2779 cell. Shamanic Intuitive Readings and Energy Work . Ogden Canyon. Suzanne Wagner. 707-354-1019. WWW.SUZWAGNER.COM. WORKSHOPS, TRAININGFB Monroe Institute Excursion Workshop. 970.683.8194. WWW.CINDYLYN.COM FB

PSYCHOTHERAPY & PERSONAL GROWTH COACHING, FACILITATING The Work of Byron Katie 7/13 801-842-4518. Kathy Melby, Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie. The Work is a simple way of identifying and questioning your stressful thoughts that cause your suffering. Experience the joy and happiness of undoing those thoughts and allow your mind to return to its true, creative, peaceful nature. Individuals, couples, families, groups and retreats. WWW.THEWORK.COM MEDITATION Meditation for Wellness 7/13 801-979-0111. 336 E. 900 So. SLC. Cultivate your mind, practice meditation. Through the practice of meditation, ease and a sense of overall happiness arise in the mind, reducing negative emotions and the stresses of modern living. Offering individual instruction and group meditation courses within private, in-house or corporate settings. CULTIVATINGEASE@GMAIL.COM. THERAPY/COUNSELING Jeff Bell, L.C.S.W. 6/13 801-364-5700, 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.

Marianne Felt, MT-BC, LPC 9/13 801-524-0560, EXT. 3. 150 S. 600 E., Ste. 7C. Licensed professional counselor, board certified music therapist, certified Gestalt therapist, Red Rock Counseling & Education. Transpersonal psychotherapy, music therapy, Gestalt therapy, EMDR. Open gateways to change through experience of authentic contact. Integrate body, mind, & spirit through creative exploration of losses, conflicts, & relationships that challenge & inspire our lives.



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Introspect Inc. “looking within”9/13 801.413.3901. 24 So. 600 East Ste. 2. Psychotherapy for adults, adolescents and children. Specializing in relationship and self confidence issues. Healing from within by gaining clarity of ones thoughts and feelings. Family and group work available. Assessment and treatment evaluations. INTROSPECT9@GMAIL.COM

Naomi Silverstone, DSW, LCSW FB 801-209-1095. 508 E. So. Temple, #102. Psychotherapy and shamanic practice. 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

Jan Magdalen, LCSW 3/14 801-582-2705, 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.

Nicholas Stark7/13 801-394-6287; cell: 801-721-2779. 20 years of Shamanic healings/energy work. Ogden Canyon.

Marilynne Moffitt, PhD FB 801-266-4551. 825 E. 4800 S. Murray 84107. Offering interventions for psychological growth & healing. Assistance with behavioral & motivational changes, refocusing of life priorities, relationship issues, addiction & abuse issues, & issues regarding health. Certified clinical hypnotherapist, NLP master practitioner & EMDR practitioner. Stephen Proskauer, MD, Integrative Psychiatry 8/13 801-631-8426. 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 Diane St John, Personal and Life Coaching I help people make those changes that are difficult to make and see themselves the way they want to be seen. I have over 30 years of experience working with body, mind, health and relationship issues. My background includes SE Trauma Resolution, Perceptual shifting with EVOX, Voice Dialogue and Continuum Movement. 801935-4787. WWW.PATHSOFCONNECTION.COM. 3/14 Don St John, Ph.D. Body-Centered Psychotherapy 6/13 801 935-4787 Sugar House. As you learn to be fully with yourself—here and now—and simultaneously allow me to be fully with you, you discover and develop your presence and strength, you honor and care for your vulnerability, recognize and appreciate your lovability, and tolerate and enjoy real intimacy. SHAMANIC PRACTICE The Infinite Within 10/13 John Knowlton. 801-263-3838. WWW.THEINFINITEWITHIN.COM

Sarah Sifers, Ph.D., LCSW, Shamanic Practitioner 3/14 801-531-8051. 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.

RETAIL ARTS & CRAFTS Blazing Needles 8/13 1365 S 1100 E, SLC. 801 487-5648. More than a local yarn store, we're a unique gathering place for knitters of all levels and styles. Beginner or expert, old or young, male or female, Blazing Needles welcomes you! Fine artisan yarns, quality tools and classes. Check our website for classes and special offerings! M-W 10a-7p, Th Knit Night 10a-9pm Fri & Sat, 10a-6pm, Sun 12-5pm WWW.BLAZING-NEEDLES.COM

crystals and minerals, jewelry, drums, sage and sweet grass, angels, fairies, greeting cards and meditation tools. Come in and let us help you create your sanctuary. WWW.TURIYAS.COM RESALE/FURNITURE, ACCESSORIES Elemente 11/13 353 W Pierpont Avenue, 801-355-7400. M-F 126, Sat. 12-5, See “Abode.” RESALE/OUTDOOR GEAR & CLOTHING fun & frolic consignment shop8/13 801-487-6393 2066 S. 2100 E. Consigns everything for travel /outdoor recreational experiences. Fun seekers can buy and consign high-quality, gently used outdoor gear and clothing, making fun time less expensive. Call to consign your items. FACEBOOK @ FUN & FROLIC CONSIGNMENT SHOP; in the 21st & 21st business district. MYFUNANDFROLIC@GMAIL.COM

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June 2013 Resistance is futile; breathe and relax! A Tarot reading for CATALYST

Osho Zen Tarot: Creativity, Mind, Beyond Measure Medicine Cards: Hummingbird, Opossum, Raven Mayan Oracle: Rhythm, Portal of Transcendence, Transparency Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Magician, Three of Disks, Hanged Man Aleister Crowley Deck: Art, Prudence, Cruelty Healing Earth Tarot: Strength, Ten of Crystals, Seven of Pipes Words of Truth: Sacrifice, Hatred, Core Movement

et ready! Here we go into the Grande Trine in Water on June 25. This oncein-a-lifetime astrological aspect will last until July 1, 2014. If you are a water sign (Pisces, Scorpio or Cancer), you’re in your element. The rest of us might feel as if we are being thrown into the deep end of the pool. “Surrender” is going to be a great mantra for a while. Now is the time to learn to swim. Dive deep into the Carol Koleman emotional, intuitive, creative and artistic self! You are once again at another series of doorways designed to open the mind to new possibilities. Look at how your perspective has changed since 2008. You are probably in places that you never thought you would ever go. Adaptability is the key, but it has been a difficult and sometimes hard-won skill. In the much bigger picture of reality, we are all being pulled into the lessons of Neptune in Pisces. The children being born from 2012 through 2025 are likely to usher in a new age of spiritual growth, understanding and compassion. They will bring with them a desire for humanity to let go of hatred, anger and resentment toward others who are different. Neptune in this position wants to create balance and point out social injustices. But in doing this, it creates upheavals and crisis (which we have been experiencing). We are all being called look into the unfathomable limitlessness of life and time. To do that, we have to let go of the small “I.” We are being asked to step into a level of core movement that we have not previously felt in this lifetime. We are


becoming a global consciousness of many voices and one heart. Internally we are being called to dissolve, unify and release the places where our beliefs keep us in suffering. We are being asked to come together as one. But to do that externally, first we need to know how to do that internally. Do you feel more loving to yourself now than you did in 2008? Hopefully the answer is “Yes!” In many ways the coming of this Grande Trine in Water has washed away all things that do not truly belong to us. We are coming back to our core self stripped of ego and pretense, prejudice and judgment. During this month of June, we are finding a new rhythm and flow—our fluid, adaptable self. We are together transcending the old beliefs and recognizing the presence of a greater power at work. Can you hear the Sirens of the ocean calling you into the creative dance of love? Are you willing to find the place of strength within (but perhaps not in the way that you used to see strength)? Strength, now, is about navigating the flow, since we are going to be riding this water wave for a while. The game is flow not fight. Come from a place understanding rather than from needing to be right. When we learn to be patient, we will see that eventually the drop of water in the sky falls into the lake, that flows into the river to eventually become one with the ocean. With that organic understanding, we see there is no need to struggle or rush. The cosmic flow of all things is perfect and we are all in this together. Within you is a knowing of your highest potential. Breathe and trust. Relax into the flow and you will not be harmed. There is no need to resist. The energy of change is upon us and it is going to be divine. Stay present and enjoy this new world. You don’t want to miss a moment of the synchronicity. The universal divine plan is unfolding and what a gift that we can begin to see our roles in this amazing journey. u

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