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hift happened for a lot of Salt Lakers last month. You probably read or heard about the massive staff cuts at the Salt Lake Tribune: A large percentage of the people who make a publication worth picking up—the writers and editors—were let go to accommodate budget cuts. Perhaps the biggest surprise was the dismissal of science writer Judy Fahys, who covered air pollution, nuclear waste and climate change. At CATALYST, with an inoffice staff of six (with varying schedules; it was rare that we all overlapped), we knew for several months that our bookkeeper/office maven Carol Koleman would be leaving us in September; she was joining her sweetheart in Boston. Carol and I had been friends before we became coworkers. We rather adored each other, completely separate from my gratitude for her eventual presence in the office.

We were practically neighbors. She wrote and illustrated the Goddess series that ran quite a while, and later on the “Animalia” column. She worked here for six years. I put off thinking about the inevitable as departure day drew nearer. I think I’m still in denial. Before that day arrived, however, our new account executive, Adele Flail, landed a job more in her field at the Museum of Fine Arts at the University of Utah. Adele has been affiliated with CATALYST for years as a writer (she did the series on the Slow Food Utah micro-grant recipients last year) and artist: Her illustrations of Diane Olson’s “Urban Almanac” led to illustrating Diane’s book based on that column which came out last fall (Gibbs Smith Publishing). Then... drum roll... Pax Rasmussen, who has been my right hand man for nine years (though frankly I don’t recall when he wasn’t around), announced that he had received the proverbial offer he couldn’t refuse. He, too, would be traveling up the hill to an office at the University of Utah. Pax worked for CATALYST through grad school, before moving to Oakland for a while. We were housemates several times.

He’d begun as office assistant and quickly made himself indispensible, last year becoming managing editor. He was great for brainstorming and the other, too. We raised bees together (though he’s the one who really knew what was going on). He got me a hen house. Our bikes matched. He liked to cook. He gave me dating advice. Plus he was a kind and inspired employee who was great with people, great with machinery, was really smart and could write. Oh, and did I say he was funny? If you give an employee enough leeway, they will find really good cartoons. On top of all that, he got the job done. Eventually he grew up which is to say he married Adele and they bought a home of their own together with a huge garden space and chickens and bee hives and a dog. And a job befitting his stage in life, health benefits and all. CATALYST downsizing is not similar to the Trib’s, for the above reasons as well as this one: We figured out that Carol can still do the most critical portion of her job from her new home in Boston. And Pax will still be able to manage our website and the CAT-


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Book Cliffs leasing angers hunters, anglers Utah Governor Gary Herbert and Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT-1) found out that they can’t control their own oil and gas monster when the State and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) leased a Book Cliffs roadless area that is highly valued by hunters and anglers. In his 2013 State of the State speech Utah Governor Herbert declared, “I’ve said it before, and I'll say it again—in fact, I’ll keep saying it until it’s understood from L.A. to D.C.: Responsible development of Utah’s energy resources and the protection of Utah’s scenic wonders are not mutually exclusive ideas!” The governor had to eat his words after Trout Unlimited, The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and others complained that the public was never informed of plans to issue oil and gas leases surrounding property that was acquired by The Nature Conservancy specifically in order to protect game herds. Ironically, SITLA receives money from the sale of hunting and fishing licenses in order to profit from such lands. In response to public outcry, the governor issued a statement saying, “SITLA’s decision to lease the entire Book Cliffs block could be at the expense of a more vital and potentially more valuable land management strategy.“ According to Utah Law, SITLA has the sole mandate to generate maximum profits that provide about 1% of the funding for Utah public schools. Because SITLA board members are paid bonuses according to how much money they raise (and not by budget allocation) the organization has zero accountability for its actions to either State government or to Utah citizens. This lack of public accountability has caused problems in the past, such as when SITLA issued drilling leases next to a camp for school children, or when they threatened to sell developers the famous climbing area at Castleton Tower and the blue-ribbon fishing access at Little Hole on the Green River, or when they offered speculators bargain-basement prices on tar-sands leases near PR Spring in order to enable the first tar-sands strip mining operations in the United States. The secretive Book Cliffs deal was particularly embarrassing for politicians because Utah Congressman Bishop is pro-


posing to strike a “Grand Bargain” in order to determine the future of Utah’s federal wildlands. If such a bill is written, stateowned property such as the roadless areas of the Book Cliffs could be essential as bargaining chips to negotiate federal land trades. In the end, SITLA refused to budge to public or political pressure, but Governor Herbert was able to negotiate with Anadarko Petroleum, the company that holds the leases. With the petroleum company on board, SITLA reluctantly agreed to delay leasing until 2016 while seeking an alternative plan. This latest debacle shows yet again that Utah legislature needs to change the law in order to hold SITLA accountable to public interests.

San Rafael Swell in the oil & gas crosshairs It would be nice if Governor Herbert and Utah’s congressional delegation would recognize that recreation in the popular San Rafael Swell is a more valuable land management strategy than oil & gas development. On September 17 over 200 citizens spent their lunch hour gathered in front of

the Salt Lake City Bureau of Land Management (BLM) office to protest an oil and gas lease auction planned for November that includes Wilderness Inventory Areas in Eagle Canyon and Lost Spring Wash. Astonishingly, the original lease sale announcement included parts of the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry (where Utah’s state fossil, the Allosaurus is found) that are protected by federal law. When the mistake was pointed out BLM responded ingenuously that the public comment process works, essentially placing responsibility on the public to suss out illegal leasing activity. The problem of over-eager leasing in sensitive Wilderness areas is largely caused by BLM Resource Management Plans that were written during the Bush era when public land managers were under tremendous pressure to develop everything and conserve nothing. Environmental groups are currently challenging the Bush-era plans in court. Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance: SUWA.ORG


Feds reject West Davis Corridor; Bishop throws hissy fit Utah transportation planners failed to learn their lesson from the protracted Legacy Highway fights of the past—that it’s essential to consider environmental impacts of highway building. After State officials approved a controversial route for the West Davis Corridor, an extension of the existing Legacy Parkway that would cut though Great Salt Lake wetlands, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service slammed the plan because Great Salt Lake is an essential part of the Western Hemispheric Shorebird Reserve Network and “the GSL ecosystem is an irreplaceable and immitigable resource due to its location within an arid region, large size, diversity of habitats for migratory birds, and the sheer number of birds, estimated at 7.5 million per year. “ USFWS recommended the no-build alternative: “We note that a local coalition has proposed another alternative which has been termed the “Shared Solution.” We encourage UDOT to fully vet this alternative as it did with all 23 preliminary alternatives and to provide its agency resources to further develop and assess its details.” The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which needs to approve the highway plan, also supported the no-build plan citing inadequate water quality and air quality assessment. In response to this harsh criticism from federal agencies Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT-1) wrote an angry editorial insisting, “We refuse to accept the notion that it’s OK to sacrifice the rights of families living in their homes just so a road

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Water developers squander public money A Government Records Access and Management Act request filed by the Utah Rivers Council (URC) found that the Washington County Water District paid a Las Vegas consultant over $100,000 to market the proposed $1.5 billion Lake Powell Pipeline to area residents and elected officials. This amount adds to the $25 million the State of Utah has spent to date on the highly controversial water project. URC points out that the same money could have financed a significant water conservation campaign. Utah Rivers Council: UTAHRIVERS.ORG

Trees and spirituality The University of Utah Center for Science and Mathematics Education (CSME) is seeking faith communities to participate in a program to raise awareness of trees that grow in places of worship. The first publication from the project, “Trees, Spirituality, & Science: A Guide to the Trees of the First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City” has been published on the CSME website. Faith-Based Public Engagement: CSME.UTAH.EDU/FAITH-BASED-PUBLIC-ENGAGEMENT/

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The reluctant activist What to do when being outdoors makes you ill BY MARJORIE MCCLOY

he line between passion and activism is a thin one, yet one that takes energy to cross. The quickening pulse when one perceives an injustice to a living thing or the threatened desecration of a sacred place—this is passion. The raised voice in a group of friends talking about some indignity —this is passion. But most of the time the pulse calms, the voice moves on to friendlier topics, and ultimately, activism is left to others. But which others? I have always felt a complex mixture of personal guilt combined with respect and even reverence for those who work to make the world better for you and me. Was it a struggle for them to cross that line, to turn cynicism to optimism, lethargy to energy? What was the secret? A chest x-ray gave me the answer. In December of 2012 I began noticing signs of breathing problems. Sitting in my living room, reading, I could not get a satisfying breath. I was winded climbing a short flight of stairs. Some days I could breathe in fully, but the air didn’t seem to be making it to the rest of my body. My chest burned, and I felt pressure on it.


I went to see my GP. “You have the lungs of a heavy smoker or a severe asthmatic,” my doctor pronounced, as he reviewed my x-ray. “But how could that be?” I countered. “I’ve never smoked, and, well, it’s true I’ve had some problems with asthma in the last few years, but for most of my life cats were my only trigger, and I’ve avoided them.” He shrugged, mentioned secondhand smoke, toxins in everyday life, and, most significantly, the seasonal poor air quality in Salt Lake City. “But I went backpacking two months ago,” I argued. “I had no problem.” I was having trouble believing this. My doctor pulled out a pad of paper and drew a squaredoff figure 8, with the top portion noticeably smaller than the bottom. “This is your lung,” he explained. “The top part is your reserve capacity. Most likely you have been incurring damage to your reserve for several years. But now the damage is down here,” he went on, tapping the bottom blob. “In your vital capacity.” This was sobering. I am an outdoor enthusiast. I was drawn to Salt Lake City 16 years ago for its prox-

imity to unparalleled opportunities in hiking, cycling, rock climbing and skiing. Now I was one of those people for whom exercising outside on yellow air-quality days, of which

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there are seemingly zillions, was a no-no, plus I was at risk for all kinds of bad things in the future. “What can I do to help myself?” I asked my doctor. “If I had your lungs and the means,” he responded, “I would leave town during bad-air periods. This is no place for someone with sensitive lungs.” Leave Salt Lake for months at a time? I’m retired, but my husband isn’t, my friends live here, my season’s pass is at Alta, and my “means” for that length of time would likely feature camping. Leaving was a poor option. But then sitting inside all day long was not much better. As last winter’s inversion clamped down and my wheezing began in earnest, an email arrived from SIGNON.ORG, a branch of the liberal action group MOVEON.ORG. It asked if there was anything I would like the governor of Utah to take care of. Well yes, actually, there was. In a burst of spontaneity, I followed SignOn’s simple instructions and developed a petition titled “Governor Herbert, clean up our dirty air,” added a blurb about my personal situation and why clean

A week after I sent my first email to five friends, my petition now boasted well over 8,000 signatures. More than 300 people braved the cold and murky air to line steps of the Capitol Building. Dozens more had emailed that they wished to be there but their health prevented them from being outdoors on a red-alert day. air matters, and sent it off via email to five friends. A day later, I got an email from SignOn saying I had 50 signatures. Wow! I was pretty excited. Next I heard from Carl Ingwell, a University of Utah student with an inborn flair for activism. He had a Facebook page focused on getting folks to call or email Governor Herbert on a specific day, and someone had forwarded him my petition. He posted the link, and the names started rolling in. Each day I heard from SignOn: you now have 100, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 3,000 signatures. SignOn managed the petition, storing names, any comments, and zip codes; I could access the list and email the folks on it at any time. SignOn also sent me tips for expanding my base, sample press releases for news media, and other helpful instructions. By now Utah Moms for Clean Air and Heal Utah, two local nonprofits that work tirelessly on clean air and other environmental issues, had caught wind of this. At a meeting with Carl and me, Cherise Udell from Utah Moms and Matt Pacenza from HEAL Utah suggested we hold a rally on the steps of the Capitol Building on the day

Carl had targeted on his Facebook page—only three days away. Cherise and Matt sent out a press release to the media, with contacts for Carl and me. It was four days since I had sent my first email to five friends; my petition now had nearly 5,000 signatures. The next day I went to Alta to escape the muck; I was in the parking lot when I got the first media call. Channel 2 TV wanted to interview me that afternoon. “I’m so sorry,” I said, “but I am at Alta.” No problem, they countered, we will come to you. So at 3 p.m. I stood under the shining blue sky of Little Cottonwood while TV cameras framed me against the brown-gray inversion below. That night began my 15 minutes of fame. The next call came the following day, when I was on my way to Rockreation, an indoor climbing gym I frequent during winter. “I’m so sorry,” I told Channel 5, “but I am at Rockreation.” No problem, they countered, we will come to you. At least that time I didn’t have helmet hair. In the meantime I was getting a crash course on the talking points from the city’s true activists and the


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ACTIVISM FOR NONACTIVISTS Four tips to make your foray into activism easier: Find something that touches you personally. Is your child in a wheelchair? Does your mom have Alzheimer’s? Did your African safari bring you in touch with the majesty of African elephants? The reasons to act become much more compelling when they affect you or some one, thing or place that you love. Start small. Signing online petitions is a great way to dip your toe in. It takes only a moment, and your response will put you on a list to receive information on the topics you care about, as well as show your government officials that you care. Donate. More money than time? Your cause can always use extra funds to buy ads, bring lawsuits against those who flagrantly ignore laws, hire lobbyists, print literature and more. Get help. SIGNON.ORG did a great job nurturing me through the petition process. HEAL Utah and Utah Moms for Clean Air were instrumental in turning an 8,600-name petition into a rally with great media coverage. U of U student Carl Ingwell was an invaluable connection to social media.

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scientific community. The more I learned about PM2.5 and PM10, the more concerned I got—and not just for myself. The implications for fetuses, babies and children are far more serious than for adults—and they don’t have the “means” to leave town when the air is not good. The next day was the rally, and by the 3 p.m. start the energy was electrifying. More than 300 people

mined time, I took my petition, now boasting well over 8,000 signatures (printed, it weighed in at 800 double-sided pages), to the Governor’s office. TV cameras in front, the crowd behind—I was not expecting this! —we made our way to the office and delivered the big box of names. Certainly not all activism happens this way. We made a big, spectacular


aided our cause). The legislature was in session. Before our rally, no one was talking about air quality. After, several legislators attempted to move bills through committees—two bills actually made it to the floor (more on this in the December column). And KUER and KRCL started reporting on air quality daily, keeping the stats up front where people can stay

The more I learned about PM2.5 and PM10, the more concerned I got—and not just for myself. The implications for fetuses, babies, and children are far more serious than for adults—and they don’t have the ability to leave town when the air goes bad. braved the cold and murky air to line the steps of the Capitol Building; dozens more had emailed me that they wished to be there but their health prevented them from being outside in the red-air day. Speakers rallied the crowd and led them in chants. At a pre-deter-

splash during a one-week period of intense energy. Did we make a difference? Certainly we gained huge media coverage, and I would posit that we got the conversation going in a way that it hadn’t before (the long stretch of bad air last winter

aware of them. It will be a long, slow road, one that requires lots of attention to detail and perseverance. Do I think changes will occur in time to benefit me? No; much as I love Salt Lake, I will most likely move to a place

with better air. But I will continue this work that seems to have chosen me, in a behind-the-scenes way that best suits my personality and talents (see sidebar for my series of CATALYST columns on air quality). If I have learned nothing else, it’s that even reluctant activists can find suitable ways to get involved. It doesn’t have to end at passion. u

Follow Marjorie’s column over the next four issues: November: A primer on PM2, PM10 and ozone: What are they? Where do they come from? How do they affect your lungs and other organs? How can you protect yourself? December: Legislative primer: What happened in the last legislative session regarding air quality? Which legislators have your back? How do you lobby a legislator or make your voice heard? Who else is working on this? January: It’s inversion season! What can you do as an individual citizen to reduce the pollutants in the air? February: 2013 Legislative Update. What’s happening? Who to lobby?


News and ideas for a healthier, more sustainable future BY PAX RASMUSSEN

California wins the right to impose fuel standards After fuel industry shills sued California (and won) over its 2007 Low Carbon Fuel Standard (an effort to reduce by 10% the carbon footprint of fuels sold in the state), the state appealed the ruling. Last month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals tossed that ruling out— giving California the right to force producers, importers and refiners of gasoline and diesel to reduce their carbon footprints by 10% over the next 10 years or face penalties. Fuel importers argued that the law put unfair restrictions on out-of-state producers, since transporting fuel raised their carbon footprint scores, making them less competitive with instate producers and therefore imposed limits on interstate commerce. Luckily, the Ninth Circuit Court disagreed. TINYURL.COM/CALIFUELFOOTPRINT

Which car is greener? Did you know there are more than 230 million cars in the United States? And most of them suck… gas. Ever find yourself wondering which

car is the greenest? How about the Toyota Prius? The Nissan Leaf? How about a tiny little Hyundai? Yay for the web—now you can find out. The new site RideNerd lets you plug in any two models of car and hit the ‘Compare’ button—and it tells you which is greenest. The site takes into account a number of variables, including fuel efficiency, materials required to produce, air quality impacts, etc. And by the way: The Leaf beat the Prius. RIDENERD.COM

Rent your bike Sure, your bike saves you money on fuel costs and vehicle maintenance…but it could also be bringing in some actual money. The website Spinlister lets you post your bike online and rent it out for a fee. It’s sort of like a for bikes (except you don’t pay to Couchsurf). Renters need to keep a credit card on file with the site, and the site promises that if your bike gets ripped off, wrecked or ruined, they’ll reimburse you up to $5,000.

Where are you most likely to die of air pollution?


A lot of places. NASA has recently released a satellite-produced map showing the highest concentrations of PM2.5 pollution. That’s the teensy stuff that comes out of tailpipes (and other sources) and gets stuck in your lungs. This shows an overall global picture. Currently much of the U.S. doesn’t show up too bad on this map. However, areas like Salt Lake —valleys—register in their images. So this tool does not provide an accurate image of what is happening here.

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The “molly” misnomer The imprecision of slang and the media’s infatuation with hip-sounding labels besmirches a legitimate (albeit illegal) drug that has tremendous therapeutic potential BY ALICE TOLER here’s yet another white powder on the black market that’s been killing club kids. Back when I was a child, cocaine was wrecking lives and causing fatal heart attacks in a small number of those who indulged; these days, the devil is named Molly. Four dead in New York, one dead in Virginia, one dead and two made gravely ill in Boston. The Electric Zoo music fest in New York was shut down by the mayor’s office after two concertgoers died. Politicians are making statements. Colleges are tweeting warnings to their students. Headlines are screaming. What is “molly”? The word is slang for “molecular MDMA.” An estimated 10-25 million people took MDMA at least once in 2008 (most recent statistics). The pharmaceutical, originally used for psychotherapeutic purposes, became popular as a recreational drug and was made illegal in the U.S. in 1986. Molly is another name for ecstasy (also referred to as E, X, or XTC), all of which are, or began as, MDMA. As there is obviously no quality control available for the street-level consumer, over time some underground labs have adulterated their products with fillers ranging from caffeine to cocaine, or given the moniker to substances completely devoid of MDMA. MDPV, aka bath salts, infamous for causing panic attacks and psychosis, is sometimes sold as molly. So is methylone (a chemical implicated in kidney failure, muscle death and systemic blood clotting), BZP (benzylpiperazine, also implicated in kidney failure, psychosis and seizures), PMA (para-Methoxyamphetamine, a related chemical


which can cause vomiting, overheating, hallucinations and death), PMMA (a similar drug, also potentially fatal), and good old methamphetamine which, thanks to Walter White, should need no introduction. In proper therapeutic doses, MDMA, aka molly, does none of the above. As someone who has been following the progress of MDMA as a clin-

drug was a safe and effective adjunct to psychotherapy for the small group of patients in the study. By the end of the study, 85% of the participants no longer tested out as suffering from clinical PTSD, as opposed to only 15% of the participants in the placebo group. Currently, another study is investigating MDMA therapy for U.S. military veterans, and there are studies being

A major precursor required for making MDMA, safrole, has become tightly regulated by the DEA and is much less available. The underground labs have turned to anethole, a different and unregulated precursor, which is used to make the much more dangerous PMA and PMMA. We are not seeing “bad batches of molly,” as many news sources report it; we are seeing dangerous knockoffs of MDMA. ical treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), I’ve become concerned about the public outcry and the re-demonization of a drug that shows a great deal of promise to help many people who are suffering gravely from the unremitting mental aftermath of war trauma, rape, child abuse and violent crime. A single session of MDMA-assisted clinical therapy can immediately and significantly reduce symptoms of PTSD; as few as four sessions can effectively cure it. An FDA-approved trial of MDMA conducted in 2008 showed that the

conducted in Canada and Israel. PTSD destroys lives. It drives those affected to withdraw from society, to abuse their loved ones, and sometimes to commit murder or suicide. This is not tolerable. The fact that kids have died from taking what they think is MDMA is also intolerable, but it arises from a perfect storm of contributing factors: We have a culture of isolation, where we are expected to live and work and compete with each other while housed in little separate boxes and interacting mainly through small glowing screens—we lack

human interaction. We have the glamorization of the drug, sung about by stars who have actually taken high-quality MDMA and experienced its “entactogenic” and “empathogenic” effects that break down the isolation among humans, and who were obviously moved and felt their lives had been changed for the better. And finally, we have prohibition, which has driven the drug underground, where it is unregulated, created and supplied by people of more or less scruple, whose aim is more often than not to make as much money as possible. At the same time, a major precursor chemical required for making MDMA, safrole, has become tightly regulated by the DEA and is much less available. The underground labs have turned to anethole, a different and unregulated precursor, which is used to make the much more dangerous PMA and PMMA. When Miley Cyrus sings about molly, she’s not singing about PMA — but that’s often what’s in that little baggie the guy at the club swore was “high-grade molly.” The club kids know, if you take a single dose of MDMA and don’t feel the desired effect, you can usually take another dose without too much danger. However, if you double-dose on PMA or some of the other ersatz-molly powders, you just might die. One of the molly deaths at the Electric Zoo festival took six hits at once. This would be incredibly irresponsible with many substances, including genuine MDMA or, God forbid, Tylenol (acetominophen): That legal drug has killed 1,500 Americans in the last decade, despite debates ongoing

In the name of harm reduction and all that is holy, if you are still going to take white powder you bought from some guy who knows some guy, then educate yourself first. since 1977. According to the FDA, as few as 10 maximum-strength Tylenols a day—two more than the recommended maximum daily dose of eight—taken over several days can cause liver damage. Perhaps D.A.R.E. plays a factor, as well: Kids who saw that adults were exaggerating the dangers of cannabis may have figured everything else we said was b.s., too. Ninety years ago, people died by the hundreds from drinking bathtub gin and poisoned industrial alcohol, and of course you could (and can) still easily die from alcohol poisoning just as effectively if you drink the good stuff to extreme excess. Today, it’s fake MDMA taking some people out, but the social mechanism is the same. And in both situations, prohibition has played a role in endangering more people. Your parents always told you not to take candy from strangers, and they were right—particularly right now, as the “candy” has become so popular that the market has become flooded with dangerous knockoffs. In the name of harm reduction and all that is holy, if you are still going to take white powder you bought from some guy who knows some guy, then educate yourself first. EROWID.COM has exhaustive information about MDMA and all of the molly-mimics that are currently on the market. Go there and read. BUNKPOLICE.ORG sells basic test kits, and $20 could save a life. I would personally love it if MDMA were an FDA-regulated, widely available therapy rather than an underground roll of the dice for kids who are just trying to dance their cares away, but we don’t live in that world yet. Be careful out there. u Alice Toler is a staff writer at CATALYST.


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Pinkwashing Enough of the search for a pharmaceutically oriented cure; let’s run for prevention BY KATHERINE PIOLI

he women in my family are not plagued by breast cancer. I am not yet 30. I don’t often think about my breasts and feel fearful. But an article last month in Orion, “Exposed: the mammogram myth and the pinkwashing of America,” by Jennifer Lunden, got my attention. Lunden brought to light the failings of mammogram screenings – questioning the efficacy of the procedure based on, among other things, the rate of false diagnosis that led to unnecessary surgeries coupled with the rate of nondetected malignant tumors. More powerful than that, Lunden makes a compelling case for prevention versus cure. Consider this: According to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, worldwide approximately 1.3 million women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. That means that one out of eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. The highest rates of breast cancer, according to World Cancer Research Fund International, are in industrialized countries – Europe, Australia, New Zealand and North America. Though these higher rates might be a consequence of better screening, with lower numbers in developing countries resulting from lack of access to good healthcare, Lunden presents evidence that the higher rates of cancer in places like the United States are actually connected to our industries and the chemicals we ingest and apply to


our bodies, often unknowingly, every day. To the extent that breast cancer is environmental, what can we do to prevent it?

Proactive prevention As with any health problem, there are some people more at risk than others on account of genetics, but with breast cancer, personal fitness and wellness also factor significantly into personal risk. Controlling your weight and raising your level of physical activity can make a difference. Excess estrogen is one red flag contributor to breast cancer development (one reason why birth control pills and menopausal hormone therapy are on the watch list for increased risk). Lean, active bodies maintain a healthy natural flow of estrogen and prevent estrogen buildup in fat deposits. But good health is only the tip of the iceberg. The greatest causes of breast cancer today are likely environmental, according to the group Breast Cancer Fund. They classify environmental hazards as chemicals in plastics, cosmetics, household products, food, air, water and health care products. Proactive prevention means knowing what these harmful chemicals are and where to find them. Start by examining your lipstick, deodorant and antibacterial soap. Look at your shampoo, perfume, sunscreen and toothpaste. Paranoia? Many mainstream brands contain chemicals that we

know are bad for us, such as lead, which is not safe at any level, and aluminum. Then consider the lesser-known but widely used chemicals such as triclosan. Classified as a pesticide, triclosan has been shown to affect the hormone system, specifically thyroid hormones. The perceived benefits of its anti-bacterial and anti-mold properties allow for its use in toothpastes, deodorants and antibacterial soaps. Nine out of 10 biopsy samples from cancerous breast tissue show buildup of parabens. Nonetheless, parabens continue to be used

ing of metal food cans, in baby bottles and microwave ovenware, leaches into food products. And there is rBGH, the bovine growth hormone with carcinogenic effects that is banned in Europe, Japan, Canada and Australia—but not in the United States, where avoiding cancerous toxins is the consumer’s responsibility.

Mammogram alternatives Which brings us to radiation. Exposure to radiation is a big factor in a woman’s increased risk for breast cancer, according to Lunden’s

Lunden reveals a cynical truth in “Exposed”: Major corporations that sell the pesticides and chemicals that are making women sick —Dow Chemical, DuPont, Monsanto, AstraZeneca—support the causes and make the drugs that treat breast cancer. extensively in shampoo, makeup, cleansers and other products because of their anti-fungal and preservative qualities. Likely exposure continues with food. BPA is one reason plastic water bottles which contained BPA have gone out of fashion. Studies exposing normal breast cells to BPA have shown gene responses similar to that of a highly aggressive tumor. When heated, this unstable compound, also found in the plastic lin-

research. We are exposed to small amounts of radiation every day from our microwaves, sun exposure and wireless technology. We are exposed during air travel and at the hospital with CT scans, x-rays and, yes, mammograms. Despite a massive campaign over the last few decades encouraging mammograms (the Susan B. Komen Foundation encourages women over the age of 40 “of average risk” to get

mammograms every year), new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force now suggest that women wait until their 50s to begin mammogram screenings, perhaps because some statistics showed that early screenings yielded false positives in almost 50% of cases. But even women approaching 50 might want to consider that each mammogram delivers 70 millirems of radiation, about the amount a body would normally absorb over a two and a half month period. It is incremental, but it does raise the chance of developing cancer. And there are alternatives. Ultrasounds use non-ionizing radiation, a type of electromagnetic radiation that does not have enough energy to restructure atoms or molecules. The process has its own potential risks. Ultrasounds heat the tissue, creating small pockets of gas in body fluids and tissues, the longterm effects of which are unknown. But if the goal is to avoid radiation, ultrasounds, offered as a screening option at the University of Utah and other Salt Lake hospitals, are a good bet especially for women with dense breast tissue for whom mammograms screenings are less precise. Thermography, a form of breast cancer detection approved by the FDA, though doctors recommend using it only in addition to having a regular mammogram, does not use any radiation. The method is a kind of inverse mammogram. Instead of shooting radiation rays into the breast, the thermal imaging measures the natural radiation from the body tissue to find abnormal cells. These screenings require no compression of the breast, can image the entire breast and are effective for all sizes and densities. The service, not covered by Medicare and only by some insurers, is offered by only two private practices in Salt Lake. Little is agreed upon at this time regarding diet and breast cancer prevention. Evidence exists that these foods support breast health: cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, collard greens), salmon, olive oil, parsley, antioxidant fruits and fiber (lentils, beans). Breastfeeding and limiting alcohol consumption are practices that may protect a woman from breast cancer. Regular self-exams are considered possibly helpful for early detection. Until we do find a cure for breast cancer, education and prevention that starts at home is a wise strategy, and it may well continue to be the only strategy.

Lunden reveals a cynical truth in “Exposed”: Major corporations that sell the pesticides and chemicals that are making women sick —Dow Chemical, DuPont, Monsanto, AstraZeneca— support the causes and make the drugs that treat breast cancer. Breast cancer is making money for some very powerful people. Prevention is not in their best interest. But women can, to an extent, take prevention into their own hands. u


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Why pink ribbons are not a solution This month, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, pink ribbons will be on everything from staplers and keychains to coats and watering cans. But take a closer look and most of that pink will have less to do with curing breast cancer than attracting sympathetic buyers. Since the pink ribbon is not regulated, any company can put it on their product. Before reaching for these items, intending to put your money towards a cause, the organization Breast Cancer Action has a list of helpful questions you will want to ask: Does any money from this purchase go to support breast cancer programs? What is the maximum amount donated? What organization gets the money and what do they do with the funds? Does this purchase put me or someone I love at risk for exposure to toxins linked to breast cancer? That last question might seem a bit odd, but it is a reality of pinkwashing. Consider the Avon lipstick that gave $1 from each purchase to cancer research while the ingredients of the product contained parabens, formaldehyde and other toxins. Or the Evian bottled water that donated to cancer research, but had BPAs in the bottle. Or the 2010 Kentucky Fried Chicken promotion “buckets for a cure” that sold pink buckets of grilled chicken to raise money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure while simultaneously in a lawsuit against the state of California which charged that KFC’s grilling process produced high levels of PhIP, a carcinogen linked to cancer.

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Lumi Bistro in downtown SLC Artisan food, gourmet coffee, beer and wine BY JANE LAIRD

n the original Parisian sense, a bistro is a small and usually chef-owned neighborhood restaurant serving rustic, casual food. Chalkboard menus, seasonal specials, square tables that can be moved together and wooden chairs for the eclectic mix of patrons. Mirrors on the wall and stacks of glasses, plates and wine bottles lining shelves. A rustle of newspaper over fresh coffee. Students huddle in conversation. Wine glasses lifted as the regulars say hello. Nestled along 200 East near the City Library Trax station, the new Lumi Bistro is co-owner Carmen Fournier’s take on an authentic French bistro experience, culminating from fond memories of times spent in European and Seattle bistros. Her business partner Evan Sherow has a formal education in conservation biology at Kansas State University, a lifelong passion for cooking, and extensive experience in the food industry. The result is a welcoming, unpretentious niche that serves unique, carefully


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sourced food made from scratch. “Working in corporate environment was a big turning point for me,” Sherow explains. The 28 year old was inspired by her passions for ecology and gardening, and for food and all the effects it has on the environment and people—those who produce it and those who eat it. The friendly crew there gathers many of the varied menu ingredients from the local farms and farmers’ markets. The Lumi Bistro offers catering, take out, table service, summer patio, local delivery. Near the Library TRAX station and a Green Bike station. Free street parking on weekends.

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different crepes ($6), a daily selection of meat and sweet pastries, seasonal fruit tartlets, and more. There are fresh salads ($8-$12), a daily soup ($5) and a selection of sandwiches with a choice of couscous, salad or fresh fruit ($7.50-$10). All the meats are roasted in-house. The overhead chalkboard features the daily lunch and dinner specials. Brunch is served all day. For dinner, try a Croque Monsieur or Croque Madame ($7-$8), baked eggs, ($8), seasonal fruit selections ($4) or daily quiches ($6). So far, the most popular dish seems to be the House Niçoise Salad with wild salmon, boiled egg and potato, season vegetables, Niçoise olives and house dressing. “The croques are starting to catch on,” Sherow says. “Once someone sees them, they want one!” There is a casual small bites menu as well ($4-$7), including a gourmet selection of cheeses and charcuterie with perfectly orchestrated accompaniments. Sherow explains that she is obsessed with cheese, having sold it for several years. For instance, she pairs Occelli, an Italian cheese rubbed with malted barley and whiskey, with candied lemon zest and fresh baguette slices. Ossau Iraty, a Basque sheep’s milk cheese, is accompanied by spiced cherry preserves. Customers can order local beers, an array of wines, loose leaf teas and selections from a full gourmet coffee bar. Signature champagne cocktails ($4) are very popular. The current special is a Basil Plum Champagne featuring just-picked basil from the front window garden. “Lumi serves organic Himalayan coffee beans sourced from private farms in Nepal,” says Fournier who, along with her Nepalese husband, also owns Himalayan Kitchen. The owners aim to maintain a relaxed, down-to-earth environment that is genuinely friendly as part of their recipe for success. The Bistro itself is an eclectic mix of old and new. Gleaming metal surfaces and wall mirrors pair with farmhouse wood furniture and plaster finishes. Local art lines the wall; cozy couches nest in a corner and large street-side windows illuminate the dining area. Lumi is short for lumiere, reflecting the owners’ passion of an enlightened approach to old traditions. u Jane is a foody with a camera. Her discerning palate and eye bring us Chef Profile regularly.




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“Of Meat and Marrow” An alternative Halloween from SB Dance BY AMY BRUNVAND

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or a long time Odyssey Dance Theatre had cornered the market on Halloween dance performances in Salt Lake City with their ever popular Thriller (playing this year from Sept. 27-Nov. 2, 2013), but this Halloween there’s a new game in town. SB Dance has been around since 1998. But this is the first year that the company is doing a Halloween show: Of Meat and Marrow: An Alternative Halloween. You might quibble that SB Dance already did Of Meat and Marrow this past June, but one of the really great things about SB Dance is how Stephen Brown and company keep


working and re-working their material into new shapes. This habit of evolving creates an ongoing and particularly symbiotic relationship between SB Dance and its faithful fans. So the new Halloween show will be kind of the same, but not the same (though Brown assured me that the human cannonball is still intact). As for doing a Halloween show, Brown says he’s aiming at a different audience than the pop-culture appeal of the annual Odyssey Dance productions. He says, “I appreciate Thriller and they play to a certain young audience but I think it’s time for an adult night out. I’m ready to take Halloween back. “Halloween has always been my favorite holiday because you have so much permission,” he continues. “Although it is followed by All Saints Day, Halloween has few religious or ethnic connotations. It’s the most pagan of holidays. There’s nothing else like it. Halloween is better than New Year because it’s not that big a deal. And it deals with the dead, not just pirates and princesses, but tombstones and skeletons. It’s a ripe opportunity for the kind of thing I do.”

Brown is aiming for a certain mood: “We want to have those levels of dark and creepy, and then kind of sexy and then ooooh!” (he makes a sound like an awestruck ghost). Compared to the June version, Brown says, he has cleaned up the choreography and rock show (live music is written and performed by the local band Totem & Taboo) in order to tell a story. Plus he has added a surprise ending. Brown is full of surprises, so that’s no surprise. Opening night there will be an after(life) party (tickets sold separately, unless you buy season tickets and then you’ll get one with your ticket package). “I don’t dig just spilling out of the theater after the show,” says Brown. “You want to be with people who have just been through the same experience.” He mentions a bit regretfully that cos-

tumes are not essential for after-partygoers, because “how can you sit in the theater in a costume?” but still, if you go it might be fun to wear something that leans a bit goth. In person, Brown exudes a “BigBang Theory”-style geekishness (in a previous life as a biologist he worked in a fruit fly research lab), so it’s no surprise that he geeks out a bit over the technical aspects of the show. “We’re mixing the show in surround sound and doing a bunch of stuff that people might not be aware of,” he says. “It’s innovative, but it’s also technically very difficult to pull this off— subtle things that I think people will appreciate, like our 14-foot jack. That thing is crazy!” I point out that a 14foot jack is actually not very subtle. “Hey, I’m still a fart joke kind of guy,” he says apologetically. Which is why the show is going to be scary and fun but also accessible for people don’t consider themselves modern dance aficionados. “I have fun with things,” Brown says, “ It’s not precious art. It’s pretty earthy stuff. You don’t need to speak any secret codes here.” As far as the adult content, “There’s an F bomb or two and some buns and boobs, and a very disturbing claustrophobic scene with screaming.” SB Dance is able to pull this kind of thing off because the company has a long-term relationship with dancers who simply love the material. “Oh my God I have such good performers these days!” Brown exclaims. For over a decade he has worked with dancers he describes as “crazy brave”—people like Juan Carlos Claudio, Liberty Valentine, Nathan Shaw and Jenny Larsen. The dancers and SB Dance have matured together over the years to offer a kind of performance that you simply won’t see anywhere else. u Amy Brunvand is a librarian at the University of Utah and a dance enthusiast.

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Chakra 7: Sahasharara Understanding BY TODD MANGUM, M.D.

he 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: crown or top of the head. Governs: the integration of the central nervous system with that of endocrine glands. Main issue: understanding. Externalizes: as the pituitary and hypothalamus glands. Element: thought. When balanced: we know. Color: a harmonic of VIOLET. Key words: awareness, intelligence, memory, cosmic consciousness, universal mind, unity, oneness, silence, spirituality, soul and celestial. Influences: the central nervous system including the cerebrum, cerebellum, brain stem, spinal cord and the skull. Deficiencies: manifest as memory loss, personality changes, cognitive impairment, confusion, alienation and a loss of meaning in one’s life. Excesses: appear as feelings of spiritual superiority, ungrounded and spacey behavior, feeling as if one’s head were in the clouds, or in being overly intellectual. Imbalances: will manifest as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stunted or excessive growth, attention deficit disorder, multiple sclerosis, seizures, dementia, depression, learning disabilities or multiple endocrine abnormalities.


he Sanskrit name of the seventh center, sahasara, translates roughly as the thousand-petaled lotus. The first chakra anchors the roots of our being within the Earth. From the crown chakra flowers our consciousness with which we can become aware of and begin to comprehend the cosmos. On crystal clear nights with my feet planted firmly on the ground and looking toward the heavens I often contemplate our place between the atoms and the stars. The magnitude of both boggle my mind. On rare and special nights I really understand how our individuality is only a matter of perspective. Where does the autonomy of each of our individual cells end and where do we as humans begin?

We are the omnipresent energy fields we call subatomic particles. We are the atoms which form the molecules which link to become the cells we identify as life. We are also the single-celled organisms which coalesce to become the organs and structures we call our bodies. The bodies of every single organism, within our priceless biosphere, each become one individual cell each within the body of the being Gaia, our Earth. We, the living Earth, are one of 10 electrons encircling our radiant Sun. Our solar system is just one of the innumerable atoms composing the body of our galaxy, the Milky Way. This magnificent spiral galactic being which the Maya named Hunab Ku is but one among many diverse universal citizens.

The endocrine glands which interface with the seventh chakra are the pituitary and the hypothalamus. Together with the pineal, they orchestrate the hormonal symphony of the human body. The hypothalamus could be considered the composer, the pituitary the conductor and the pineal the metronome. I am always amused when I hear of our valiant search for intelligent life in other parts of the Universe. With millions of starry eyes, the heavens blink back at us. The Universe itself is intelligent life. Life is everywhere, permeating everything. There is nowhere life is not. The words matter and maternal share a common root as do the words pattern and paternal. For millenia people have glorified heaven and the power and pattern of the Father and denigrated Earth and the forces within matter of the Mother. We have forgotten that all Matter is alive and that all Life matters. Consequences have been catastrophic, Our purpose as humans precariously perched between heaven and earth is to materialize spirit and spiritualize matter. The balance point between these two realms is within the heart chakra. It is from here that

the next level of creation will unfold. This momentous event will occur when this beautiful blue-green jewel, Earth, awakens to the awareness of itself as a single conscious entity in the same way we now perceive our own human individuality. We are all a part of and active participants in this ongoing transformation. From our crown center we can perceive all this, but it is through our heart center that we will manifest it. The endocrine glands which interface with the seventh chakra are the pituitary and the hypothalamus. These two glands together with the pineal, the gland of the sixth chakra, orchestrate the hormonal symphony of the human body. The hypothalamus could be considered the composer, the pituitary the conductor and the pineal the metronome. The hypothalamus acts as the central command center receiving, transmitting and integrating complex communications among multiple centers in the brain and the rest of the body. It coordinates our thoughts and emotions with our endocrine, cardiovascular, digestive and immune systems. Its messengers include neurotransmitters, which influence our appetite, thirst, sexual behavior and emotional responses. The hypothalamus is connected to the pituitary by a thin stalk through which it transmits messages and transports “hormone-releasing factors” which control the stimulation or inhibition of all hormones secreted by the pituitary gland. The majority of hormones the pituitary produces each specifically regulate only one or a pair endocrine glands. Other hormones influence very specific functions such as the production of breast milk, uterine contractions during labor and keeping the body’s water in balance. The pituitary’s preeminent hormone, however, is growth hormone (GH). Unlike the other pituitary hormones, which act only at specific sites, GH exerts profound and powerful effects throughout the entire body. The major action of GH is the stimulation of bodily growth from infancy into late puberty. GH production declines steadily each decade thereafter until, at very old age, it nearly vanishes. GH, however, is still very active in adults and protects nerve cells against degenerative disease and death, maintains bone density, counters fatigue, boosts immunity, increases lean muscle mass, reduces fat, improves skin tone and integrity and enhances many aspects of psychological well being. It

is easy to see why GH replacement is gaining popularity as a rejuvenation therapy and is being promoted as the fountain of youth. GH is released predominantly during anaerobic exercise and deep stage IV sleep. Even though GH levels wax and wane quickly its profound and powerful effects are enhanced by a very potent hormone called insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), which is produced by the liver in response to GH. IGF-1 levels can be measured by a simple blood test and is the only dependable way to determine accurate GH levels in the body. IGF-1 levels can be used to determine the need for, or to monitor, GH replacement and enhancing therapies. Excessive GH and IGF-1 have been associated with an increased risk for breast, prostate and pancreatic cancer in addition to causing carpal tunnel syndrome, excessive muscle mass, and joint and muscle pain. Synthetic GH has recently become widely available and is being used for a variety of medical conditions. It is currently indicated for adults and children with documented GH deficiencies and in the treatment of AIDS wasting disease. It is active only in the injectable form. The price, however, is exorbitant, making it an option only for the well-insured and the wealthy. Beware of products claiming to contain GH in an oral or “homeopathic” form or those that promise to effortlessly stimulate its release. Most will have infinitesimally little or no GH at all. GH taken orally is immediately digested and inactivated. Although there are specific nutrients that can enhance GH release, they need to be used at appropriate times and in adequate doses. These include specifically the amino acids arginine, ornithine and leucine. For GH to function optimally, however, it also needs a harmonious balance of all the other endocrine hormones. Quality protein, carbohydrates and fats and a host of other supporting nutrients including vitamin C, pantothenic acid and potassium are also needed for optimal GH output. To balance your seventh chakra and ensure optimal GH release requires both movement and motivation as well as sitting in stillness and silence, doing nothing. Tao abides in non-action, Yet nothing is left undone Tao Te Ching, excerpt # 37 u Todd Mangum, MD, is director of the Web of Life Wellness Center in downtown Salt Lake City. WEBOFLIFEWC.COM

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t’s common knowledge that the ground evenly, the rest of your cows hold sacred status in torso will have to distort itself in India. To ancient nomads and order for you to keep from falling farmers, cows represented over. Place a folded blanket or yoga wealth, nourishment and nurblock under your ischials. If your sit turance. While they are valued for bones are still not evenly grounded, their milk that yields staples of the straighten your right leg, letting it Indian diet—ghee, yogurt and rest flat on the floor with your left cheese—cows are not slaughtered leg still bent on top of it. for their flesh. Only when a cow Another reason to try this variadies of old age can her hide be tion of Gomukhasana (bottom leg made into shoes. extended) is if you feel discomfort In Hindu mythology, Nandi the in your right knee. Knee discomfort BY CHARLOTTE BELL bull is a constant companion to means that ligaments and tenShiva, the Lord of Yoga. Nandi not dons are being stretched. This is a only provides Shiva with ground transportation, recipe for destabilizing your knee but he also shuttles Shiva and his wife joints. No yoga pose is worth destaParvati around the Universe. bilizing your joints. The cow has not always enjoyed exalted If both ischials are resting on the status in my yoga classes. Cow Face Pose floor evenly and your right knee was at one time given nicknames such as feels fine, you might enjoy interlac“Mad Cow� and “Cow Pie.� There was even ing your fingers in between your a longstanding cow-related knock-knock toes. In my experience, this seems to joke. Over time, the same folks who were initially cowed close a circuit, creating a loop of energy movement by the pose have come to revere it. If I do not teach Cow throughout the body. Pose in my morning classes, some students will sacrifice You can sit either with your torso upright, or you can a few minutes of their Savasana (Relaxation Pose) to pracbend forward from the pelvis, placing your forehead on tice their sacred cow. an upright yoga block or two. Resting your forehead can Gomukhasana is one of the 15 help quiet your brain. poses described in the Hatha Yoga Breathe deeply, expanding your Knee discomfort means that back Pradipika, the text that outlines the body on your inhalations. centuries-old physical practices of Allow your body to settle on your ligaments and tendons are being exhalations. After five to 10 deep yoga. It stretches the deep hip rotators, gluteal muscles and abductors allow an inhalation to lift stretched. This is a recipe for breaths, of the legs, making sitting more your torso back up to vertical. easeful. One Cow Face convert your legs, stretching them destabilizing your knee joints. Uncross claims it transports her—perhaps both out in front of you on the floor. like Shiva and Parvati—to an alterFeel the residue of the pose—the No yoga pose is worth nate universe. sensations in your legs, the natural Gomukhasana traditionally incorrhythm and depth of your breath, destabilizing your joints. porates both shoulder and leg posithe character of your mind. Then tions. For this column, I’m going to repeat on the other side. focus on the base—the leg position. Practiced without It is common for the sides of the body to be different. the shoulder stretch and with an added forward bend, The awareness that allows you to adjust for your own Gomukhasana grounds and settles your nervous system, body’s idiosyncrasies is a far greater indication of yogic making it a wonderful pose to counter the often agitatdepth than what your pose looks like. ing effects of backbends, or to prepare you for For years I wondered why Gomukhasana was Savasana. named Cow Face. In Downward Dogs & Warriors, Begin by sitting on a mat, with a firm blanket or author Zo Newell suggests looking downward at a couple yoga blocks handy. Bend your right knee your legs while sitting upright in Gomukhasana. and then place your right heel next to your left There you might see the suggestion of a cow’s outer thigh with your knee on the floor, pointface—your knees as the nose and your feet ing straight ahead. Bend your left knee and as the ears. I like this. Not only does place it directly on top of your right knee Newell’s suggestion provide the most with your left foot next to your right outer cogent explanation I’ve heard so far, it also thigh. reminds me that yoga poses are not about You may find that your left knee is what they look like from the outside. unable to rest atop your right knee. Not a Gomukhasana teaches us to look problem. This is a perfectly legitimate inward, to experience ourselves from Gomukhasana, as long as your ischial the inside. u tuberosities (sit bones) are evenly Charlotte Bell is a yoga teacher, author and musigrounded. However, if your left ischial cian who lives in Salt Lake City. is nowhere near the floor you’ll need to modify. If your ischials do not contact photo by Roz Newmark


Facing the Cow Gomukhasana



What’s new around town BY KATHERINE PIOLI

Sage’s moves to former Jade Cafe space

Fall workshops at the Leonardo

Ian and the Sage’s Café crew have been hard at work scraping grease off walls and sprucing up. They are ready to announce their new location: the old Jade Café, at 234 W. 900 South. It’s a smart move for owner Ian Brandt who is claiming a spot early in one of Salt Lake’s up-and-coming neighborhoods, dubbed “The Central 9.” Around the corner from the 900 South TRAX stop, close to downtown and in a neighborhood top on the RDA’s list for redevelopment, the restaurant’s new location sounds perfect. Even better, the big new space will give loyal customers just that much more to love about their favorite veggie restaurant. Look for the grand opening the first week of November.

Salt Lake’s Leonardo, located downtown on Library Square, is Utah’s contemporary museum for science, technology and art. In addition to exhibits, the Leonardo offers workshops for children and adults, every day of the week. Here are some upcoming courses that have struck our interest: Drawing for Boomers (taught by Jann Haworth of the Sgt. Pepper’s cover fame; no experience necessary); Knitting Science (with CATALYST’s neighbor Alyssa Bray); Puppet Design & Fabrication (your finished puppet will appear in a short film!); and a variety of culinary classes taught by Zanetta Jones, chef of Salt, the Leo’s inhouse bistro. Classes last five weeks, starting October through November. Registration is now open.

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Dave’s Health and Nutrition moving next month Dave’s Health and Nutrition will be moving a little further south this month to 880 E. 3900 S., just up the street from the iconic Iceberg Drive Inn. Expected to open its doors in early November, the location will have more parking, double the store space and a classy new look. In addition to the retail space, Dave’s will boast two classroom spaces and a common area where shoppers and class attendees can take a break, read or plug in to the free wifi. 880 E 3900 S, DAVESHEALTH.COM

Downtown Farmer’s Markets winding down Peach season is winding down, apples are coming in and the downtown summer market is counting off its final days. Stock up for winter now. The Saturday market ends on October 19 with the Tuesday market closing up shop a week later on October 22. Fortunately, access to local foods doesn’t end completely with the onset of winter. Come November, look for the start of the winter markets. These pop-up style events happen only once a month and they don’t have a fixed location, but they ensure that, from November to April, you can find your favorite local cheeses, meats, baked goods and even some fruits and a surprising assortment of vegetables, as all-season farming techniques catch on with more area farmers. Locations will be announce two weeks before the market on the Downtown Alliance website—and in CATALYST’s emailed Weekly Reader, of course. WWW.DOWNTOWNSLC.ORG

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Free Speech Zone closes The realtor’s sign has been on the lawn for months and we all wished it would go away, but the end is now in sight for Free Speech Zone. The brightly graffitied shop that brought a little bit of anarchy and activism to our community is closing its doors. Friends, supporters and everyone else are welcome to come say goodbye and take advantage of some final deals. Store merchandise, postcards, clothing, jewelry and more will be on sale at 20% off until Sunday, October 6. A final yard sale on that day will clear out the rest including furniture, tables and remaining items. 411 S. 800 E. Store hours: noon-6p, Wed-Sat, 801487-2295.

Shari Philpott-Marsh joins Mindful Yoga Collective Shari Philpott-Marsh has joined the Mindful Yoga Collective. She has been a certified instructor for 20 years. In addition to her yoga classes, she will teach a “Magnetize Your Heart’s Desire” yoga and shamanic clearing intensive this month. The group, organized by Charlotte Bell, moved into new quarters last month. Additional members are Carla Anderson, Mary Johnston-Coursey, Marlena Lambert, Jacqueline Morasco, Roz Newmark and Sonia Witte. Contact Shari at RADIANCEYOGA.ORG/EVENTS. Mindful Yoga Collective, 223 S. 700 East, Ste. 4, 801.633.9866. MINDFULYOGACOLLECTIVE.COM.

The Jewish Studies Program at The University of Utah presents

PROFESSOR VIVIAN MANN Director of the Master’s Program in Jewish Art at the Graduate School of the Jewish Theological Seminary and Curator of the Jewish Museum in New York


Until recently, Islamic lands were multicultural societies that included large Jewish and Christian minorities, so that works made by and for non-Muslims can appropriately be studied together with art made for followers of Islam. In various periods, for example, Qur’ans and Hebrew Bibles shared the same system of decoration, and Jews were the primary silver and goldsmiths of Muslim countries. The cross-cultural nature of Islamic art resulted in a rich flowering during the medieval and early modern periods.



26 October 2013 CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET Art, Health, Spirit, Natural World, Music, Events/Festivals, Meetings, Exhibits, Education/Workshops. See the full list of events and the ongoing calendar at


consuming only foods that come from within a 250 mile radius of home for a whole month. See p.29 for details. Eat Local Week, Oct. 5-12, 12a-11:45p. Statewide.

Bike Maintenance Basics Learn how to lube a chain, fix a flat tire in record time, and make other minor adjustments to your bicycle. No experience necessary. Participants do not need to bring their bikes for this class. Bike Maintenance Basics, Oct. 8, 7p. REI, 3285 E 3300 S. Free.

Jaws The 1970s blockbuster with this whiteknuckle adaptation of Peter Benchley’s novel about an insatiable great white shark that terrorizes the townspeople of fictional Amity Island, directed by Steven Spielberg. Following the film is a discussion via Skype with John McCosker from the California Academy of Sciences on the actual behavior of sharks and their precarious plight.

teries, cookbooks, and more will be available at bargain prices. Monster Used Book Sale, Oct. 10-15. Fri-Sat 9a-6p, Sun 1-5p, Mon-Tues9a-9p. The City Library, 210 E 400 S.

Dr. Michael Conforti on “Dreams, Jung & Von Franz” Dr. Conforti will present the work of the early masters in Jungian psychology and discuss the presence of the objective psyche in dreams. Dr. Conforti is a Jungian analyst and the founder and director of the Assisi Instistute. (On Oct. 12, 9a-1p Join Dr. Conforti for a half-day workshop on the archetypal layers of dreams.) Dr. Michael Conforti, Oct. 11, 7-9p. The City Library, 210 E 400 S. Free.

Jaws, Oct. 8, 7p. The City Library, 210 E 400 S.

Introduction Tibetan Buddhism

Which Witch is Which? Panel Discussion

Photo: Renee Keith

What are the differences among Paganism, Witchcraft and Wicca? What is Ceremonial Magick (with a ’k’)? Where can I find a teacher? Are there Druids in Utah? How do you learn to do spells? Whether you think Witchcraft is wonderful, wild or perhaps just bewildering, a knowledgeable panel of local Pagans will discuss the many types of Craft and practices. Panelists representing a variety of Pagan, Wiccan, Witchcraft and Ceremonial Magick paths include: Aisling the Bard, Christian Roberts, Durriken Homewood, Katie, Matthew Szymanski, Rex Juhlin, Rita Morgan, Rune Moonstone and Shelby Walker. This is the second year the panel discussion has been offered at Crone’s Hollow, a popular gathering place for the Salt Lake Pagan community. Co-owner TaMara Gold says last year’s attendees were more surprised at the similarities between Pagan and non-Pagan paths than the differences; Pagans are good neighbors and friends and are generally ethical, intelligent, and community minded, she notes. “Because we are so ’out of the broom closet,’ it makes sense for Crone’s Hollow to offer a formal question and answer panel during this time of the year when people are thinking of Witchcraft and Pagan paths.” Tues., Oct. 22. 7pm. Crone’s Hollow, 2470 So. Main St. 801-906-0470.

Performance Art Festival

Eat Local Week

Experience live performance art suitable for all ages and interests. Curator Kristina Lenzi brings together eight local and out-ofstate artists for a weekend of performed art.

Eat Local Week celebrates the regional harvest, promotes local agriculture and the preservation of Utah’s agricultural heritage, and brings people together as a community through a series of activities and events. The “standard” Challenge is described as

Performance Art Festival, Oct. 4-5, all day. The City Library, 210 E 400 S. Free.

Eight-week introductory course providing a contemplative and experiential base focusing on the core teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. Introduction Tibetan Buddhism, Oct. 8, 6:30-8p. Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa, 740 S 300 W. $50.

Bonsai Show Explore the millennia-old art form of Bonsai and learn how to take care of your own tree. Members of the Bonsai Club of Utah will display trees from their collections, answer questions and demonstrate Bonsai techniques. Trees and supplies will be available for purchase. Bonsai Show, Oct. 11-13, 9a-5p. Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. Regular Garden admission.

Randall Lake Studio Show After a decade, Randall Lake brings back his annual studio show with over 60 paintings, new and old. Randall Lake Studio Show, Oct. 10, 6p. Randall Lake Art, 158 E 200 S. (Guthrie Bldg.) Free.

Monster Used Book Sale You won’t find any goblins, but you will find monster deals at The Friends of the City Library Fall Used Book Sale. Movies, mys-

Kristen Ulmer at Athleta Kristen Ulmer will lead three discussions at Athleta in City Creek. She is an evolutionary Mindset Sports Coach known for creating a new, fast and effective way to transmit consciousness to clients in a matter of hours that would otherwise takes decades to experience. Topics include fear and your relationship with it, your mind, and how self-doubt may affect your life. Kristen Ulmer, Oct. 12, 19, 26, 8:30-9:45p. Athleta, 50 S Main #121. Free.

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Eat Local Week


s the community educator for Wasatch Community Gardens, Carly Gillespie does a good job of eating what’s locally grown. She’s got her own large garden full of tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, string beans and more. Plus, she raises chickens. But even she likes to up her game every year during the Eat Local Challenge. The annual event is sponsored this year by Slow Food Utah, the Downtown Farmers Market, Edible Wasatch, Salt Lake City and Wasatch Community Gardens. Its goal is to get participants to eat as local as they can during the week of Oct. 5-12. That typically means eating food that comes from within a 250-mile radius for a week or a month. But how far you take it is up to you. “Some people will say only local meat for the whole week. Or only local fruit,” says Gwen Crist, president of Slow Food Utah. Other ways to do it include eating one localonly meal a day or just once during the week.

EAT LOCAL CHALLENGE EVENTS Saturday, Oct. 5: Farm to Street Cook-off Party, 336 W. 700 South; 5-8 p.m. Free admission. Sunday, Oct. 6: DIY Bread and Tortilla Workshop at Rico Warehouse, 545 W. 700 South; 4-7 p.m. $10. Register at Monday, Oct. 7: Screening of the films A Changing Harvest and GMO OMG! at Brewvies, 677 S. 200 West; 7 p.m. Free. Tuesday, Oct. 8: Quick Pickle Workshop at Tuesday Harvest Market at Pioneer Park, 300 S. 300 West; 4:30-7 p.m. Free. Wednesday, Oct. 9: “Is Food Diversity an Illusion?” Lecture by Phil Howard. 7 p.m. Westminster College, room TBA. Free. Thursday, Oct. 10: Local First Utah’s Celebrate the Bounty fundraiser featuring food by Utah’s local restaurateurs at Union Pacific Depot, 400 W. South Temple; 6-10 p.m. $65/food and alcohol; $55/food only. Friday, Oct. 11: Dinner in the Field at Mololo Gardens, 2722 N. 2200 West; 6:308:30 p.m. $35. Seating is limited. Contact host Wasatch Cooperative Market at Saturday, Oct. 12: Farm Tour at Christiansen Farms, 11 a.m. Free. Email to RSVP and get location details. Saturday, Oct. 12: Salt Lake Magazine’s Farm to Glass Cocktail Gala at Rico Warehouse, 545 W. 700 South; 6:30-9:30 p.m. $45.

“It’s really important that people make it fun," said Crist, whose challenge will likely be eating one local meal a day. “It’s not supposed to be a hardship.” This is about the sixth or seventh year of the challenge. Various groups have sponsored it, so it’s difficult to pinpoint the first year. Last year, it grew to 100 registered participants (and untold numbers of those who participated on their own), from 75 the year before. And this year it’s expected to attract more with the Downtown Farmers Market getting involved. Also, the challenge was moved from September to October, the height of harvest in the Salt Lake Valley, making it that much easier to eat locally. “You have the most possible choices [in October]: fruits, veggies, meats, dairy. Everything’s there, ready for you,” said Gillespie. “this would be much more difficult in January.” The challenge not only helps local farmers and producers, but also shoppers to learn more about what they’re eating and the distance it travels to get to their plates. In the past, Gillespie has tried to eat all local the whole week. That meant cutting out staples like coffee and chocolate. Even though plenty of local companies roast coffee beans or make chocolate bars, the raw ingredients come from thousands of miles away. “It’s not just about ‘buy local,’” says Gillespie. “It’s also thinking about those food miles and where the base ingredients of our food come from.” To make the challenge fit her life, Gillespie will allow herself caffeine —“It’s not good for anyone if I’m not drinking coffee,” she says— but makes sure to buy beans from a local roaster. This year, she will eat produce and eggs from her own garden, adding in local meats and dairy. To be successful, Gillespie and Crist suggest planning. Go to the farmers markets and stock up. Look at recipes and find substitutes. For instance, butter can often replace olive oil. Gillespie, who likes to eat out at restaurants, will be cooking at home during the challenge week. On the other hand, farm-to-table restaurants such as Pago and Avenues Bistro have many locally sourced items on their menus. “It comes back to this reconnecting with your food,” she explains. “The Eat Local Challenge is always a good reminder there’s so many pieces of food that are going into my diet and remembering where they come from and honoring where they come from instead of blindly eating.”u — Heather May




October 2013

Body Piercing for all Occasions

Science in the Spotlight: Fire Ecology with Mitch Power

A Shared Tradition: The Islamic Art of Muslims and Jews

What can the charcoal of the past tell us about the future of our world? Join NHMU geomorphologists Mitchell Power to learn how geomorphologists use core samples to predict the world’s ever-changing climate. Also check out the current exhibit “Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters” that explores the science behind these phenomena, the tools used to study and predict them, and stories of human responses to these events showing through Dec. 8.

Until recently, Islamic lands were multicultural societies that included large Jewish and Christian minorities, so that works made by and for non-Muslims can appropriately be studied together with art made for followers of Islam.

Fire Ecology with Mitch Power, Oct. 18, 2-4p. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way. Free.

Wicked Plants: Lecture and garden tour

See the “Of Meat and Marrow” performance and attend dance party afterward for a deep discount if you buy six or more tickets. (See dance preview, this issue.)

Best Friends Fall Pet Super Adoption

Strange Angel group discount, Oct. 25-27. SB Dance, 138 W 300 S.

Explore the dark underbelly of the plant world. Poisonous, carnivorous, or just plain nasty—the diabolical botanicals in this unique lecture will be safely explored in all their fearful glory. Registration required.

All animals come spayed/neutered with updated vaccinations. Adoption fees starting at $25 for cats and $50 for dogs.

Halloween costume preview fashion show party. Body Piercing for all Occasions, Oct. 12, 1-6p. Blue Boutique (Sugarhouse and West Stores Only). Free.

Urbanized A look at the design of cities and the issues behind urban designs. Urbanized, Oct. 15, 7p. The City Library, 210 E 400 S. Free.

Wicked Plants, Oct. 16, 12-1p. Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. Regular garden admission.

Fall Pet Super Adoption, Oct. 18-20 (Fri 12-7p, Sat 10a-7p, Sun 10a-4p). Utah State Fairpark, 155 N 10th W. Free parking/admission.

Salome Salome is a disturbed and overtly sensual woman whose shocking behavior is matched in potency by the latent lechery of the king. The setting is not a tranquil court, but rather a den of vipers where no man is safe from seduction and harm. Salome, Oct. 18, 7:30p, Oct. 20, 2p. Utah Opera, 336 N 400 W. $18 starting.

Psychic & Holistic Fair

The Islamic Art of Muslims and Jews, Oct. 24, 4p. 1180 SFEB (new business building). Free.

Strange Angel deep discount: SB Dance Co.

Autumn Open Kitchen Enjoy seasonal culinary creativity and taste Cantu’s newest culinary creations. Fall Open Kitchen, Oct. 26, 5-9p. Cantu’s Culinary Creations, 2163 S Richard St(55 W). Free.

The Science behind the Magic: Family Science Night 2013 Celebrate 4-H National Youth Science Day by participating in all kinds of magicthemed experiments and learn about the science behind them. A night of potions, crawly and cuddly creatures, and other magical mysteries. Family Science Night 2013, Oct. 29, 6p. Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Dr, Park City. Free.

Meet with some of Utah’s best psychics, holistic practitioners and artisans for inspiration, guidance, love and wellness. Psychic & Holistic Fair, Oct. 19, 11a-5:30p. Dancing Cranes Imports, 673 2240 S. 20 min $20; 30 min $30.

Coffee with a Cop Bring your questions about public safety and have them answered firsthand, plus you’ll get a free cup of coffee. (This event travels to a different coffee shop each month.) Coffee with a Cop, Oct. 24, 8-10a. Smith’s in the Avenues, 402 6th Ave. Free.

North of the Sun A film of two Norwegian surfers who follow their dreams of surfing a secret uninhabited Arctic Bay all winter long. Using found trash to create tools and build their shelter cleaning the beach during their winter North of the Sun. North of the Sun, Oct. 22, 7p. The City Library, 210 E 400 S. Free.

Scientist in the Spotlight: Pyrogeography with Andrea Brunelle Join University of Utah pyrogeograpgher Andrea Brunelle to learn about the geographical spread of fire in the past and the present. Pyrogeography with Andrea Brunelle, Nov. 1, 2-4p. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way. Free.

Love, Acceptance, Celebration: How Parents Make Their Children Tanner Lecture Series: a talk by author Andrew Solomon, an activist and philanthropist for LGBT rights, mental health, education and the arts. How Parents make their Children, Nov. 4, 7p. University of Utah Union Ballroom, 201 President’s Circle. Free.

October in Wasatch Community Gardens The month of October is a full one at Wasatch Community Gardens. Local garlic celebrity Farmer Pete of Sandhill Farms will be covering garlic planting and harvesting basics (Oct. 5, 10a-1p. Grateful Tomato Garden, 800 S 600 E. $10). After that, head over to the winter composting workshop to learn what you can do now to be a step ahead of the gardening game next spring (Oct. 5, 2-4p. $10). Be sure not to miss the Best of Last cooking class for the fall harvest, by creating lovely gift-able jars to share with friends over the holidays, or bring some zing to your spring. Oct. 15, 69p. Harmon’s City Creek, 135 E 100 S. $25). Learn about fermenting and fermenting products at the Food Fermentation workshop held Oct. 21, 6-8p. (Harmons City Creek, 135 E 100 S. $25.) The Growing in Greenhouses workshop will teach you all that you need to know about using a greenhouse to your advantage (Oct. 22, 5:307:30p., Mountain Valley Seeds, 455 W 1700 S. $25). Last but not least, take the bounty from your garden and learn how to cook delicious and seasonal meals for you and your family at the Cooking Locally for the Holidays Workshop (Nov. 4, 6-9p. Harmons City Creek, 135 E 100 S. $35).



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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. 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 bamboo, cork, marmoleum, hardwoods, natural fiber carpets as well as sand and finishing hardwood. Free in home estimates. Please visit our showroom. WWW.UNDERFOOTFLOORS.NET, KE@UNDERFOOTFLOORS.COM. GREEN SERVICES Five-Step Carpet Care FB 801.656.5259, PC: 435.640.2483. WWW.5STEPCARPETCAREUTAH.COM

HOUSING Looking for partners for new intentional learning community (801) 865-5190 or P.O. Box 520616 SLC UT 84152. Together, we’ll purchase land or residential housing (or both!) and work towards food self-sufficiency, explore progressive & socially conscious topics, as well as history, literature, visual arts, music, philosophy, and science, and take action through lobbying, scientific tinkering, publishing and seminars. (See or contact Brent for more info.)

Wasatch Commons Cohousing 3/14 Vicky 801-908-0388. 1411 S. Utah St. (1605 W.) An environmentally sensitive community promoting neighborliness, consensus & diversity. Balancing privacy needs with community living. Homes for sale. Tours available upon request. FACEBOOK.COM/WASATCHCOMMONSCOHOUSING PETCARE/VETERINARIANS Animal Communicator. 651-492-1079 Effectively relating to your animal through muscle testing. Walter at HIGHMOUNTAINHEALER.COM Happy Paws Pet Sitting Plus 9/13 Professional Pet Sitting and Dog Walking.. Alternative to boarding providing daily visits to your pet at their home. Established 2004. Bonded and Insured. 801 205-0368 Rick 801 205-4491 Libbie. HAPPYPAWSPETSITTINGPLUS.COM

Dancing Cats Feline Center. 801-467-0799. 1760 S 1100 E, DANCINGCATSVET.COM. F

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 Himalayan Kitchen 360 S. State St. 801-328-2077. Nepali, Indian and Tibetan cuisine. Spicy curries, savory grilled meats, vegetarian specialities and our famous award-winning naan bread, accompanied by a thoughtul beer and wine list. Service with namaste and a smile await you! Banquet room available for private events. M-Sat 11:30 am10p; Sun 5p-10p. WWW.HIMALAYANKITCHEN.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 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 1/14 Dr. Keith Stevens, OMD, 1174 E. 2760 S, Ste. 16. 801.467-2277, 209.617-7379 (cell). Specializing in chronic pain treatment, stressrelated insomnia, fatigue, headaches, sports medicine, traumatic injury and post-operative recovery. Board-certified for hep-c treatment. National Acupuncture Detox Association (NADA)-certified for treatment of addiction. Women’s health, menopausal syndromes. STEVENSACUCLINIC.COM

To list your business or service email: CRD@CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET Prices: 6 months ( $210), 12 months ( $360). Listings must be prepaid in full and are non-refundable. Word Limit: 45. Deadline for changes/reservations: 15th of preceeding month.


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SLC Qi Community Acupuncture 12/13 R. Dean Woolstenhulme, L.Ac 177 E 900 S. Ste 101D, 801-521-3337. Acupuncture you can afford. Quality acupuncture on low sliding scale rates ($15-$40) makes health care affordable and effective. Relax in comfy reclining chairs in a healing community setting. Acupuncture is good for allergies, back pain and more. Downtown SLC. WWW.SLCQI.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 6/14 801-556-8760. 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. FELDENKRAIS 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 Erin Geesaman Rabke Somatic Educator. 801-898-0478. 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 alignment 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 testing and comprehensive hormonal testing available. EASTSIDENATURALHEALTH.COM 2/14 Full Circle Care; Leslie Peterson, ND 801.746.3555. 150 S. 600 E. #6B. Integrative and naturopathic medical clinic offering a unique approach to your health care needs. Specializing in thyroid, adrenal and hormonal imbalances; food allergies and gluten testing; digestive health; nutritional IV therapy. Men, women and children welcome! WWW.FULLCIRCLECARE.COM 2/14 PHYSICAL THERAPY Precision Physical Therapy 9/14 801-557-6733. Jane Glaser-Gormally, MS, PT. 3098 S Highland Dr. Ste. 371. (Also Park City and Heber.) Specializing in holistic integrated manual therapy (IMT). Safe, gentle, effective techniques for pain and tissue dysfunction. This unique form of therapy identifies sources of pain and assists the body with self-corrective mechanisms to alleviate pain and restore mobility and function. UofU provider. WWW.PRECISIONPHYSICALTHERAPYUT.COM REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH Planned Parenthood of Utah 6/14 1-800-230-PLAN, 801-532-1586. Planned Parenthood provides affordable and confidential healthcare for men, women and teens. Services include birth control, emergency contraception (EC/PlanB/ morning after pill), testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infection including HIV, vaccines including the HPV vaccine, pregnancy testing and referrals, condoms, education programs and more. PPAU.ORG ROLFING/STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION Paul Wirth, Certified Rolfer™, LMT 801-638-0021. 3194 S. 1100 E. Move with ease, not pain. Working with the structural limitations in your body to help you feel stronger and more relaxed. MOSAICBODYWORK.COM 1/14 Carl Rabke LMT, GCFP FOG 801-671-4533. Somatic education and bodywork. WWW.BODYHAPPY.COM VISION CARE Wasatch Vision Clinic FB 801-328-2020. 849 E. 400 S. in Salt Lake across from the 9th East TRAX stop. Comprehensive eye care, eye disease, LASIK, contacts and glasses since 1984. We accept most insurance. WASATCHVISION.COM

WORKSHOPS & TRAINING McKay Method School of Energy Healing.. 877.767.2425. MCKAYMETHOD.COM.

MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNTING Chart Bookkeeping8/14 801.718-1235. 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 6/14 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

Ling Tibetan Buddhist Temple. WWW.REDLOTUSSCHOOL.COM, REDLOTUS@REDLOTUS.CNC.NET MEDITATION INSTRUCTION Center for Mind Body Relaxation CFMBR offers classes in science-based meditation and relaxation methods for well-being and stress relief. Individuals interested in classes can register online at: WWW.HEALINGWITHSPACES.COM/CLASSES.HTML 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 Intro to Yoga every Saturday at 11:45am. Introductory Special $39 one month unlimited. WWW.AVENUESYOGA.COM 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.MOUNTAINYOGASANDY.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

MOVEMENT, MEDITATION DANCE RDT Community School. 801-534-1000. 138 W. Broadway. FB MARTIAL ARTS Red Lotus School of Movement 8/14 740 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

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



Light your bike! OC TO B E R

Be safe. Be seen.








n a fine summer evening, I was riding behind my lovely girlfriend. No complaints about the view… But what I also noticed was how little I could actually see. She had a taillight, but it was a small one. With just a single point of light blinking, it was hard to see much of her even from a few feet away. Drivers are not looking for bikes. It’s normal human thinking to expect others to do the same things we do. So if I am driving a car, I expect you to drive a car. I may well see you, but it might not register, because I am looking for cars. I expect them, I fear them, so I


perceive them. Bikes are not the focus- until it’s too late. Bike lights are a tool to overcome the perceptual bias of drivers. You don’t use them because you ride poorly, or because you owe anything to the automobiles or their drivers, you use them because getting hit really hurts. I went to the shop, and I bought a Planet Bike taillight for my girlfriend. It has settings for continuous red light, and blinking red, with a white strobe flash. Flashing lights are more noticeable, and the batteries last longer. As to my own bike, on the front, I have a Cateye head-

lamp with 5 LEDs. A small strobe will work as well for safety from cars, but this one gives me a better view of the road. In my spokes I have a red and a blue blinking light. A headlamp (such as for hiking) can be worn front or back. Most have blinky settings. Make time to have someone ride behind you at night. Find out how visible you really are. You could guess, but you can’t really afford to be wrong. u



DA M N T H E S E H E E L S ! Y E A R- R O U N D


Letting go is the natural release which always follows the realization that holding on hurts.



Two Norwegian surfers follow their dreams of surfing a secret, uninhabited Arctic bay all winter long. In between surfing, paragliding, and snowboarding, the surfers use found trash to build their shelter and create tools to help them clean the beach during their winter north of the sun.



Instead of always asking how to get others to approve of you... learn to ask: What do I really want, the applause of the crowds or to quietly have my own life? Chasing after a pleasure to ease a pain is like running after a breeze to cool you down.

Why seek answers to tormenting questions when it is possible to realize there is no intelligence in torment? So simply drop those painful questions.

Real freedom is the absence of the self that feels trapped, not the trappings that the self requires to make it feel free.

See the upset not as an exterior circumstance to be remedied, but as an interior condition to be understood.

Letting go of yourself is letting go of your problems, for they are one and the same.

Your secret strength knows that your secret weakness isn’t really yours at all.

The only thing you lose when you let go of something you are afraid to live without is the fear itself.

Letting go is all about finding out what you are not, and then having the courage to leave it at that.

The Rules Of Attraction is a pitch-black comedy and satire based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis. The film focuses on a handful of rowdy and often sexually promiscuous, spoiled bohemian college students at a liberal arts college in 1980s New Hampshire.



Real success is not measured by what you are driven to achieve, but by what you can quietly understand.

Director Gary Hustwit’s completes his design trilogy with Urbanized, a look at the design of cities and the issues behind urban designs. By exploring a diverse range of urban design projects around the world, Urbanized frames a global discussion on the future of cities.


Dan Schmidt is a bodyworker and dancer who lives and works in downtown Salt Lake City. He sold his car earlier this year, making the bicycle his main mode of transportation. WWW.SOMADAN.COM

Twelve secrets to living stress-free

Director Steven Spielberg virtually invented the summer blockbuster with this white-knuckle adaptation of Peter Benchley’s novel about an insatiable great white shark that terrorizes the townspeople of fictional Amity Island.

CITY LIBRARY 210 E. 400 S.

Crime After Crime tells the dramatic story of the legal battle to free Deborah Peagler, a woman brutally abused and forced into prostitution by her boyfriend who was sentenced to 25-years-to-life for her connection to his murder.


Go along with your longing to be Limitless. Guy Finley is a Christian mystic, personal growth teacher and author living in Oregon. He will present a one-day seminar in Salt Lake this month.


Running Wild is a portrait of rancher, photographer, essayist, and author Dayton O. Hyde. Through a series of interviews, this film reveals Hyde’s extraordinary life and vision—from conservation battles and wild horse rescues, to award-winning books & personal heartbreak.




32 Vedic Harmony—Jyotish Astrology 942-5876. TARAJAGA@EARTHLINK.NET ENERGY HEALING Kristen Dalzen, LMT 2/14 801.467.3306. 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 Isis Botanicals 2/14 480-772-6577. Salt Lake City, UT Products/services to nurture your body, calm your mind, soothe your soul. 30+ years’ experience. Wellness through scent, movement, energy. Holistic practice integrates Reiki, Aromatherapy/essential oils, Shamanic Pathworking, yoga, chakra cleansing/balancing, Egyptian Cartouche readings. Custom blend a scent unique to you. IYATA@ISISBOTANICALS.COM, WWW.ISISBOTANICALS.COM Shari Philpott-Marsh12/13 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 7/14 801-394-6287; 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


THERAPY/COUNSELING 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. 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

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. 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. 801-935-4787. WWW.PATHSOFCONNECTION.COM. 3/14

ness and serenity while working with nature. Traditional office visits are also available; downtown and Cottonwood areas. SHAMANIC PRACTICE 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.

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.

RETAIL line goes here GROCERIES, SPECIALTY FOODS, KITCHEN SUPPLIES Beer Nut. 1200 S State St, 801.531.8182, BEERNUT.COM. FB Cali’s Natural Foods. 389 W 1700 S, 801.483.2254, CALISNATURALFOODS.COM. FB FB GIFTS & TREASURES Blue Boutique. WWW.BLUEBOUTIQUE.COM FB Cosmic Spiral10/13 920 E 900 S, SLC. 801-509-1043 Mystical, musical and metaphysical gifts and resources for every persuasion—in an atmosphere that soothes your spirit. Psychic, Tarot and astrology readings, events and classes. Singing bowls, drums, flutes, incense, books, jewelry, cards and smiles. Noon-6:30 pm, Mon-Sat (11-5 Sun). See “Comings & Goings,” this issue. Dancing Cranes. 673 E Simpson Ave, 801.486.1129, DANCINGCRANESIMPORTS.COM FB Golden Braid Books. 801-322-1162. 151 S 500 E, GOLDENBRAIDBOOKS.COM FB Healing Mountain Crystal Co.FB363 S. 500 E. #210, SLC. 800-811-0468, HEALINGMOUNTAIN.ORG. Lotus. 801.333.3777. Everything from Angels to Zen. 12896 Pony Express Rd. #200, Draper, WWW.ILOVELOTUS.COM FB

Don St John, Ph.D. Body-Centered Psychotherapy 6/14 801 935-4787 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.

Turiya's Gifts8/14 1569 So. 1100 E. 801.531.7823. M-F 11-7, Sat 11-6, Sun 12-5. Turiya's is a metaphysical gift and crystal store. We have an exquisite array of 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

The Talking Trail 801-541-7769. The Talking Trail™ combines compassion and creativity with the physical benefits of walking. Utilizing mindfulness and positive psychology, you will increase aware-

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 shop8/14 801-487-6393 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. INFO@MYFUNANDFROLIC.COM

SPIRITUAL PRACTICE ORGANIZATIONS All Saints Episcopal Church. 801.581.0380. Foothill Dr. at 17th S. WWW.ALLSAINTSSLC.ORG.

Inner Light Center Spiritual Community 10/13 801-268-1137. 4408 S. 500 E., SLC. A spiritual, metaphysical, mystical community dedicated to spiritual enlightenment and unconditional love through spiritual practice, education, service, celebration and fellowship. Sunday Celebration: 10 a.m.; WWW.INNERLIGHTCENTER.NET

Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa Tibetan Buddhist Temple 8/14 801-328-4629. 740 S. 300 W. Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa offers an open environment for the study, contemplation, and practice of Tibetan Buddhist teachings. The community is welcome to our Sunday service (puja), group practices, meditation classes and introductory courses. WWW.URGYENSAMTENLING.ORG INSTRUCTION Fred Coyote, Author & Teacher of Spirituality

801.493.5644. Nondual, non-dogmatic teachings on spirituality, focused on spiritual awakening and embracing the whole Self—body, mind, spirituality, emotions, sexuality. Classes on True Meditation and Sacred Sexuality. Habla español. WWW.FREDCOYOTE.ORG10/13 Two Arrows Zen Center (formerly Boulder Mountain Zendo). 230 S. 500 W., #155, SLC. 801.532.4975. WWW.BOULDERMOUNTAINZENDO.ORG FB

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




October 2013 A tarot reading for CATALYST readers by Suzanne Wagner Osho Zen Tarot: The Burden, Totality, Experiencing Medicine Cards: Frog, Buffalo Mayan Oracle: Cauac, Cib, Akbal Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Four of Disks, Ten of Disks, Nine of Wands Aleister Crowley Deck: Princess of Swords, Dominion, Worry Healing Earth Tarot: Ace of Crystals, Eight of Rainbows, Two of Rainbows, Grandmother of Wands Words of Truth: Integration, Dullness, Conflict, Female his month’s theme seems to be the energy of the trapeze artist suspended in the void, reaching into thin air and trusting something of substance is on the other side. Life is often like this. Trust with no guarantees. Sometimes it is more pronounced. October is one of those times. As we come upon the October 18 lunar eclipse in Aries, we are being asked to look at our attachments to


trating. But it has happened so many times that I accept it as the nature of all things. As I grow, my connections with others adapt and shift. Each of us has gifts to share. No one has all the answers for anyone. We might have precious moments of clarity but ultimately each of us is on our own unique journey. We can become an awakener at any moment to anyone who is ready for what we offer. But we cannot control those moments or what others will do with our words and actions. It is up to each of us to walk with clarity and integrity, with an open heart, and peaceful spirit. You cannot totally understand another’s perspective. You can have a glimpse into their reality but they are walking a path unique to themselves. For moments in time we walk that pathway together and then inevitably we part. In those moments of loss and grief I remind

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You cannot totally understand others’ perspectives. You can have a glimpse into their reality but they are walking a path unique to themselves. people, things, beliefs and circumstances. The word “attachment” means “to nail.” To what are you nailing yourself? It is very difficult to not long for things of great joy and pleasure from the past. But it is the nature of this world to create change. What you try to possess actually possesses you and, if held onto for too long, becomes toxic. But letting go makes us feel vulnerable. It causes us worry and the desire to control others and our circumstances. In those moments I remind myself that when I am in a place of expectation, I cannot see opportunities that present themselves. How can we enjoy every moment and yet not be attached to if it stays or goes? This is the ongoing struggle we each experience in life. I have found that the universe gives me people and situations for periods of time and when I have learned the lessons, those energies naturally go away. This can be frus-

myself of the beauty and joy that was shared and I hold it dear in my heart. But I allow that person and situation to be like a hummingbird that needs to fly and be free. Even my love can become a cage that does not allow a soul to find autonomy and self-worth. When I look within, I know that I want that person to feel as full and as powerful as they can be in this life. I do not want them to feel they need to take care of my feelings. I am here to take care of my feelings. When love is shared from a place of respect and honor, the old patterns of co-dependency and neediness dissolve into the place of stable groundedness where compassion is the key, love is the door, and presence is all that is required in the moment. u Suzanne Wagner is the author of numerous books and CDs on the tarot. She now lives in California, but visits Utah for classes and readings frequently. SUZWAGNER.COM.

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The Adopt -A-Native -Elder Program Presents


The 24th Annual Navajo Rug Show and Sale November 8 SPECIAL EVENT 6pm–10pm November 9 - 10 10am–6pm


November 8-10, 2013 – Snow Park Lodge, Deer Valley – Park City, Utah

Preview and sale of traditional hand-woven Navajo rugs, jewelry and crafts Hors d’oeuvres will be served


Sale of rugs, jewelry and crafts 10:00 am–Navajo children’s princess pageant 1:00 pm–Weaving demonstration 3:00 pm–Winter Stories 4:00 pm–Native American Grandma Idol

ADOPT-A-NATIVE-ELDER P.O. Box 3401, Park City Utah 84060 -(435) 649-0535

Entertainment, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Live auction featuring Winter Stories rugs, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

ADMISSION: Adults: $30 Children: $10 (under age 12)


Sale of rugs, jewelry and crafts 10:00 am–Veterans ceremony 1:00 pm–Weaving demonstration 3:00 pm–Closing pow wow 6:00 pm–Show closes

This project is supported by a grant from the Utah Arts Council, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

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CATALYST October 2013  

CATALYST Magazine October 2013 Issue

CATALYST October 2013  

CATALYST Magazine October 2013 Issue