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at Hawkins is an artist living near Winchester, in the south of England UK. Surrounded by ever changing countryside and coastlines, Cat finds herself immersed in and inspired by nature. The cover for this monthâ€™s magazine, Melissa - Goddess of the Bees, was created after many meetings with honey bees in the garden. Although British born, Cat has an Anglo-Indian heritage, and has long been inspired by the traditional arts of India such as mehndi and mandala making. Following a shamanic path, Cat uses her art as a form of meditation and healing, and as a way to express visions and feelings. Cat specializes in drawings that are symbolic, colorful and illustrative, often being commissioned for tattoo designs. Her main passion is creating mandalas, drawn, painted or using found materials. Cat grew up with a sense of other worlds and a deep connection to nature and the changing seasons. She is fascinat-
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ed by symbols and their meanings, folklore, mythology, spirituality, tarot, astrology, sacred geometry and symmetry. These interests have always flowed through her art work, writing and teaching. Cat's art and photography have been featured on the cover of Indie Shaman magazine, along with an article on Shamanism and the Menstrual Cycle. Cat also works closely with women's groups, helping others to develop their own connections and understandings of the divine feminine, and by creating original illustrated posters to aid learning. Cat is currently studying Color Therapy and completing a Meditation Teacher Certificate. After qualifying as an Adult Education teacher in 2013, Cat is developing workshops to introduce meditation and mandala drawing to a wider audience, and hopes to encourage others to bring art and meditation into their lives. You can find more of Cat's art and mandalas at WWW.CHAOTICAT.COM.
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ON THE COVER CAT HAWKINS “Melissa, Goddess of the Bees.”
EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK GRETA BELANGER DEJONG
Volume 33 Number 4 April 2014
FEATURE: 33 APRILS POLLY PLUMMER MOTTONEN CATALYST first published in April of 1982. This issue marks our 33rd April edition. Here’s a graphic look at our history.
SLIGHTLY OFF CENTER DENNIS HINKAMP A Dog’s “Howl,” with apologies to Allen Ginsberg.
SALT OF THE PLANET EARTH KATHERINE PIOLI This necessary ingredient, while abundant, is still cherished.
ENVIRONEWS AMY BRUNVAND Utah legislature cleans the air (a little bit, maybe); Sierra Club rates 2014 legislature; ski industry launches new bid to grab Wasatch; civil disobedience highlights plight of Yellowstone bison; Ogden promotes the business of bicycling.
CATALYST CALENDAR LACEY ELLEN KNIEP
PROFILE: BOB MCCARTHY SOPHIE SILVERSTONE Garage on Beck and Stoneground owner advocates for the community.
SOUL WORK: ALCHEMY OF THE INNER MARRIAGE GRETA BELANGER DEJONG Depth psychologist Theresa Holleran to speak at April’s Jung Society.
APICULTURE: HISTORY OF THE HIVE ALICE TOLER Not so good for the bees; but the skep hive sure was pretty.
CHEF PROFILE: REAL FOODS MARKET & CAFÉ JANE LAIRD The omnivore’s solution.
SMART GIVING: SHARING YOUR BOUNTY KATHERINE PIOLI You see those voluntary contribution list on your state taxes every year. Which ones to say yes to?
AIR QUALITY SERIES: PART 6 MARJORIE MCCLOY Bills on the hill. Air quality series wrap-up.
PILGRIMS & PARTIERS JENNIFER MCGREW Removing the sting of class differences among Comic Con cosplayers.
COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION KATHERINE PIOLI The artful use of language (and listening).
YOGA POSE OF THE MONTH CHARLOTTE BELL Time to fly: Utthita Hasta Padangustasana.
COMINGS AND GOINGS KATHERINE PIOLI & SOPHIE SILVERSTONE What’s new, who’s moved, announcements & requests.
CATALYST COMMUNITY RESOURCE DIRECTORY A network of businesses and organizations that are making a positive difference.
METAPHORS FOR THE MONTH SUZANNE WAGNER Allow the storm of April to change out the old for the new.
WILDLIFE WITHIN US: GET DIRTY, GET HAPPY DIANE OLSON M. vaccae, a bacteria commonly found in soil, is—literally— an antidepressant.
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ATALYST was conceived in the Spring of 1981. It hit the newsstands in April of ’82. You are holding in your hands the 33rd April edition of CATALYST. You’ll see some of those 33 covers in this issue. Perusing all these Aprils, we see some perennial stories: This is the month when we ramp up the garden coverage. (Actually, this is the first April where we’ve not.) We’ve published enough garden info through the years that we could easily do a whole book called The CATALYST Guide to High Desert Gardening. April is also the month of the annual legislative roundup. In the 1980s, our Earth Day coverage focused on deep ecology and the role of the spiritual activist in the environmental movement. One 1986 story that makes me shake my head is “Salt Lake Food Co-op Comes of Age;” and a 1988 piece on the rise of commuter bicycling. Everything old is new again; we are still coming of age. It seems like only yesterday we published Fred Montague’s “Earth Day Manifesto: For the Children, the Whales and the Wildflowers.” It was 1995. Fred was a biology professor at the University of Utah at the time. We could reprint it today. “Every atom in your body is billions of years old!” he reminds us. More Earth Day thoughts, from our beloved Donella Meadows, whose syndicated column “The Global Citizen” appeared in every issue of CATALYST until her untimely death in 2001: “If a red light blinks on in a cockpit, should the pilot ignore it until it gets a peer review and speaks in an unexcited tone?” In April 2008, we pub-
lished a history of SLC Earth Day activities. The internet makes communication more instant; people don’t seem to plan ahead as much as they used to. A mere four years ago, we published an entire page of Earth Day events (which means we knew it in March). Now, we’ll probably get the word mid-April. I’ll admit I most enjoyed my own column. It was like rereading one journal entry a year for the past 33 years. I announced my marriage to John in the April 1986 issue; in ’04 I reminisced on a ’91 escapade to Telluride with Polly, our art director and my niece; shared photos of our India trip in April 2011; wrote a birthday letter to my big bro in ’12.... CATALYST traditionally has the work of Utah artists on its covers. This month is an exception. A friend from Wisconsin posted this image on a Utah friend’s Facebook page. We liked it, and traced it back to United Kingdom. The artist, a woman named Cat, was astounded. She’d been perusing the dictionary for a “Cat”-related name for her website, and had just been considering “catalyst.” Serendipty is our middle name. We may not have our typically practical gardening info in this issue, but there’s one story to make you want to garden if you don’t already: Diane Olson’s story on the M. vaccae, a soil bacteria that, no kidding, makes you happy. And all that time we thought it was the fresh air and sunshine. Enjoy this, our 33rd April edition. And have a great month.. N Greta Belanger deJong is the editor and publisher of CATALYST.
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find exercise, especially bike riding, to be an excruciating use of time that is sometimes compressed to a fast spinning clock and other times seemingly lasting longer than a retirement planning seminar. To break the monotony lately I have been noticing dogs and rewriting the famous Beat anthems such as Howl and On the Road in my head. Hey, it is no crazier than anything Lance Armstrong has done. I only offer my apologies to all the liberal arts majors who will hate this, and all the science majors whom I lost in the last sentence. I saw the best dogs of my generation destroyed by madness, puppy mills breeding cash instead of loyal pets some not fixed, The dogs that we love, the dogs that compensate for our withered souls, Hipster French Bulldogs in tight sweaters and REI leashes, Meaty Mastiffs and Rottweilers dragging muscled masters in an offbeat synchronicity, Poodles and Doodles, Puggles, Goldendoodles and all manner of mishmash machinations of the myriad of the canine genome, They howl in horror. Dogs! whose genetic code we have molded to resemble our best imagined selves, Dogs! Grey-muzzled minis angry beyond their stature, Dogs! Lazy labs laying flat in the sun; solar soaking by expanding their surface area, Tiny nippers longing to be large, White-socked boxers with pouting faces, Shaggy slobbering behemoths longing to be lap dogs, Slave-to-their-noses beagle dogs chasing unseen scents, Agile farm dogs clinging to the backs of trucks with their un-cloven feet, Wiener dogs walked by old men on 8th West, Imperial walker Dane dogs so great they can steal cupcakes from the tops of refrigerators, Mixed breeds ready to fetch with no one to throw and herders without a herd to herd. I felt their spirits but kept riding. I saw the wind-blown jowly dog faces out the window of mini vans, I saw packs of pugs snorting their way down the sidewalks wriggling through their wrinkled bodies, I stopped but still dreamt of dogs that sniff out drugs and bombs and crotches, Robert Wegman weimaraners picture-perfect in their poses, Non-descript chain-pulling mixed breeds who long to get loose and chase me in my nightmares, Hanna Barbera-imagined dogs like Scooby, Astro and Dino. I dream of dogs that have more fun than us and sleep better too, They are the silent souls that we have lost; the shaggy ciphers that save us from our Sisyphean existence.
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Happy Earth Day! National Geographic Traveler magazine recently named Kane County, Utah as one of the 10 best worldwide spring trip destinations for 2014 citing the “staggering geological smorgasbord: narrow slot canyons, polychrome cliffs, wavelike buttes, and worldclass paleontological sites.” Let’s be grateful that it’s right in our own backyard, but at the same time let’s not forget the howls of outrage when President Clinton designated Escalante-Grand Staircase National Monument in 1996. As we give thanks for Utah’s glorious landscape, let’s take seriously our obligation as Utah citizens to help preserve and protect these places we love.
Utah Legislature cleans the air (a little bit, maybe) In January, over 5,000 Utah citizens rallied at the state capitol building demanding clean air. During the 2014 General Session of the Utah Legislature, more than 28 airquality bills were introduced, and a few even passed, but at a press conference, Dr. Brian Moench of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment expressed dismay that no bills of real substance passed, particularly none that would limit industrial pollution. The worst disappointment was the failure of a bill that would have allowed Utah to enact air quality standards that exceed federal minimum standards. The effect is not just status quo but will actually lead to worse air quality problems since, as other states implement new Tier 3 vehicle emission and fuel standards, oil companies will send the dirtiest fuels to Utah in order to take advantage of lax regulations. Another disappointment was a failure to finance transit or give a tax subsidy to purchase transit passes. On the bright side, a bipartisan Clean Air Caucus formed that may be able to make better headway in the future. Bills that passed will help people replace wood burning stoves, buy high-efficiency vehicles for the state fleet, and ban incineration of medical waste within close proximity of a school or residential subdivisions (looks like the Stericycle incinerator might have to move to Tooele County). Businesses got money to make clean air improvements, and the Division of Environmental Quality got funds for more research and a public awareness campaign. You can now get a tax break for
buying an alternative fuel vehicle, but on the other hand, you’ll pay higher registration fees because according to skewed Utah legislature logic, with your high-mileage car you’re not buying enough gasoline to pay your fair share of road taxes. Utah Moms for Clean Air, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment and CleanAirNow! issued a scorecard grading Utah lawmakers based on their air-quality votes during the 2014 Legislative session. Overall, Governor Herbert earned a B, the House got a B- and the Senate got a D. (Legislators who got an “F” were those actively trying to undermine clean air legislation). 2014 Clean Air Legislative Scorecard: SCRIBD.COM/DOC/213338041/2014-STATE-LEGISLATUREGRADES
Sierra Club rates 2014 Utah Legislature The Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club also rates the environmental voting records of Utah (not just air quality, but all environmental issues). In the Utah House of Representatives it’s no surprise that mostly Democrats earned 100% “A” scores, but so did one Republican (Kraig Powell (RSummit, 54), and a number of Republicans also earned scores of 80% (B-) or higher. It’s reassuring to know that environmental issues can be bipartisan even in Utah. However, as Mark Clemens, Utah Chapter lobbyist, pointed out, “Three members of the Utah House representing urban districts with serious air quality problems voted against every measure that would protect human health. It’s amazing these three representatives, Anderegg (R-Utah,
visioning process for the Wasatch Canyons. Save Our Canyons and the Wasatch Backcountry Alliance are leading the effort to contain the ski industry and preserve the Wasatch Mountains backcountry.
6), Grover (R-Utah, 61) and Oda (R-Davis, 14), are so out of touch with their constituents’ lives and needs.” Likewise of the five Utah senators who earned 100% (A), four were Democrats (Luz Robles D-Salt Lake 1), Jim Debakis (D-Salt Lake, 2), Gene Davis (D-Salt Lake, 3), Patricia Jones (D-Salt Lake, 4) and one was Republican (Lyle Hilliard R-Cache, 25); Three other senators earned over 80% (B): Jerry Stevenson (R-Davis, 21), Brian Shiozawa (R-Salt Lake, 8) and Karen Maynes (D-Salt Lake, 5). Everyone else earned a grade of C or lower. 2014 Utah Sierra Club Legislative Scorecard: UTAH. SIERRACLUB.ORG/CONTENT/UTAH-LEGISLATIVE-SCORECARD
Ski industry launches new bid to grab Wasatch A little background: In the 1980s when the Mount Olympus, Twin Peaks and Lone Peak wilderness areas were established, the boundaries were specifically gerrymandered to accommodate future expansion plans of ski areas. Ever since then, ski area development has been gradually creeping into the undeveloped places. Historically, whenever citizens seem to be getting really serious about implementing conservation policies in the Wasatch Mountains, the ski industry responds by announcing big new “interconnect” plans to turn it all into one gigantic lift-served resort. In recent years it was “SkiLink,” an appalling plan to force the privatization of public lands in order for the Canyons Resort to build a new gondola. This year the threat is “ONE Wasatch,” which seems intended to preempt the Wasatch Accord public
Civil disobedience highlights plight of Yellowstone bison An act of civil disobedience drew public attention to the slaughter of bison near Yellowstone National Park after more than 500 wild bison were trapped or killed in Montana. Comfrey Jacobs of Grand Junction, Colorado handcuffed himself to a barrel to stop bison from entering a trap set up by the National Park Service. The Park had limited public and media access to the trap site, apparently because they know exactly how bad it looks for the Park to slaughter animals that are considered rare and valuable within Park boundaries. The root of the problem is the “Interagency Bison Management Plan” which was essentially written by Montana’s livestock industry. The plan requires the Park to keep the bison herd around 3,500 (far below the actual carrying capacity of the ecosystem) and allows hunters to kill animals that cross park boundaries so that bison are prevented from inhabiting their historic winter range. Shortly after Jacobs’ arrest, the Montana Supreme Court decided in favor of an EarthJustice lawsuit, saying that cattle ranchers could not kill bison that cross the park boundary, but a few days later unknown poachers shot three more bison within the park. Yellowstone bison are the last remnant of the tens of millions that used to migrate across America’s Great Plains. Utah’s wild bison herds on Antelope Island and in the Henry Mountains are descendants of Yellowstone bison. Buffalo Field Campaign: BUFFALOFIELDCAMPAIGN.ORG. Comfrey Jacobs Legal Support Fund: GOFUNDME.COM/7H179W
Ogden promotes the business of bicycling Ogden city Mayor Mike Caldwell says that Ogden has over 600 jobs related to the bicycle industry and he hopes to attract more sports-related companies to Utah by promoting Ogden as a “bicycle cluster” of businesses. In a press release he stated, “We’ve found that once these bicycle-related companies see the city and our natural amenities, they fall in love with the area. You can build a rec center or a sports venue, but so can the community down the road. What you can’t build are natural resources. Either you have them or you don’t.” N
Sharing your bounty: Tax time research Every year, filling out your state taxes, you see it: the list of voluntary contributions options. Contributions will be reduced from your refund or added to your tax return. Here are descriptions of this yearâ€™s selections and why they may, or may not, be worth your money. Canine Body Armor Account: This option contributes funds towards the purchase of personal protective body coverings for police service dogs against gunfire. Vests run $700 to $2,200 each. Donations from Utah tax forms will be distributed in amounts up to $3,000 to each police department. Salt Lake City Police Dept.â€™s K-9 unit alone has eight dogs.
mals that arenâ€™t hunted actually get the short end of the stick, with no money from hunting fees set aside for research and habitat protection and other programs to ensure their continued success. By donating to the nongame wildlife account taxpayers can set aside money specifically for study of nongame aquatic and terrestrial species â€“ pigmy rabbits, least chub, spotted frogs, boreal toads. These funds can help with recovery projects for threatened species, but they can also fund population studies that might keep an animal from being listed as endangered.
Political Party Contributions: A $2 limit is set for this fund contribution. Qualified political parties that you may contribute to are: Utah Constitution Party, Utah Democratic Party, Utah Libertarian Party, Utah Republican Party and Independent American Party. These parties lean to the right. Links to each
partyâ€™s site are included online through the income tax contributions site.
School District Contributions: This education fund directs money to a specific school district or nonprofit school district foundation of your choice. The codes for each school district are listed on the income tax contribution site.
Spay and Neuter Program: To spay or neuter a pet can be upwards of $100. Spaying and neutering pets reduce the number of litters born, preventing unwanted animals having to be put down later in life. This fund contributes to city and country animal shelters where licensed veterinarians provide services for pets of low-income owners.
Youth Character Organization: Technically, donations to this fund can go to any youth organization whose mission it is to build
character, teach citizenship and develop personal fitness. However, currently only the Girl Scouts of Utah have qualified to receive these funds. The latest annual report from the Girl Scouts of Utah shows a total annual revenue of $5 million. Could there possibly be other youth organizations deserving of your money?
Youth Development Organization: Similar to the pre-
to youth organizations with more than 180,000 members within the state whose mission promotes character building, etc. Currently only various local chapters of the Boy Scouts of America qualify. The 2013 budget report for the organizationâ€™s Great Salt Lake Council alone showed annual revenue at $8.7 million, much of which came from â€œcamping revenueâ€? and assets. N
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BEST BET: CATALYST recommends Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust: Named after a local advocate for homeless and low-income Utahns, this program, which is part of Utahâ€™s 10-year plan to end chronic homelessness, is funded exclusively through voluntary contributions on Utah tax forms. Funds are used for programs that offer: temporary shelters, transitional housing, case management, placement in meaningful employment, outreach and day centers with special attention for homeless families with children, the disabled and mentally ill.
Kurt Oscarson Childrenâ€™s Organ Transplant Fund: The fund, established in 1992, gives financial assistance through interest-free loans to the families of children requiring organ transplants. A five-member committee oversees the funds and has the ability to waive the loan repayment. Funds raised during the 2011 fiscal year assisted 20 transplant recipients.
Invest More for Education: There is little information about this voluntary contribution fund other than indicating the moneys will be used to support the public education system. With Utah spending per student at $6,212 per year (2011; lowest in the nation, according to GOVERNING.COM), we say: Letâ€™s convince lawmakers to increase taxes for every taxpayer to better fund our public education system.
Nongame Wildlife Account: The purchase of hunting licenses actually goes a long way toward funding research, monitoring and protection for wild game species â€“ elk, deer, turkey. Nongame ani-
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’m trying very hard to feel good about what happened in the Legislature regarding air quality this session. After all, eight bills designed to reduce emissions passed into law—seven more than last year. In an era where it’s hard to find bipartisan support for anything, legislators on both sides of the aisle voted for—and funded— these bills. And when the dust cleared, $4.6 million was approved in new air quality spending, including much-needed dollars for the underfunded Department of Air Quality. So we should be happy, right? It’s more complicated. Roughly 25 proposals were on the table this session (this plethora counts as a plus), which means almost two-thirds were tabled without a vote, failed in committee, or defeated on the floor of the House or Senate. Of the eight that passed, several had the teeth yanked right out of them through amendments. And, perhaps the greatest disappointment, two of the most important air quality bills failed on the last day of the session.
First the bad news HB388 (J Anderson, Briscoe)
seemed like a no-brainer. This bipartisan bill would have allowed Utah’s cities and counties to ask voters to approve a sales tax hike of 0.25% (one thin dime per $40) to raise money for more frequent and convenient bus service, as well as more bike routes. This bill would have cost the state nothing and didn’t even require the tax hike— only that it would appear on a ballot. And, with a potential revenue boost of up to $91.5 million for Utah Transit Authority and other transportation agencies, it would have gone a long way toward solving one of the biggest barriers to getting out of our cars: buses with infrequent schedules and awkward connections to one another and to TRAX. But alas, although HB388 passed the House and had the support of the Utah League of Cities and Towns, Salt Lake City, the Salt Lake Chamber and multiple cleanair groups, the Senate failed to even bring it to a vote. The other major disappointment was the effort by several lawmakers to overturn or modify a bizarre state law that forbids air quality regulators from making air quality rules more stringent than the Environmental Protection Agency’s. Removing that hurdle would allow Utah regulators the flexibility to address the
Wasatch Front’s unique temperature inversions and the pollution they trap. SB 164, sponsored by Sen. Gene Davis, D-Salt Lake City, was intended to repeal the 1989 statute; the bill failed in the Senate by one vote. But all was not lost—yet. The more moderate HB 121, sponsored by Rep. Becky Edwards, R-North Salt Lake, would have amended the 1989 statute to allow stricter rules that are deemed “reasonable.” This way-better-than-nothing bill was poised for success until the Senate Natural Resources Committee changed the language to “provide evidence-based protections.” Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City, reacted strongly to the change, arguing that it mortally weakened the bill, and, in a surprising move, joined two conservative Republicans in voting against it. The bill died in committee on a 3-3 vote. But Edwards, HB 121’s sponsor, was not done. She teamed up with Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross; Weiler, believing the bill deserved consideration by the full Senate, made a motion to suspend the rules and bring the bill to the floor. A good effort, but the Senate did not agree, and the bill passed into history—at least for this year.
This bill would have cost the state nothing and didn’t even require the tax hike— only that it would appear on a ballot. A final disappointment occurred when lawmakers did not follow up on Governor Herbert’s State of the State speech suggestion that Utah work to quickly endorse cleaner fuel standards adopted by the EPA. Adopting Tier 3 gasoline standards ahead of the 2019 EPA mandate would go a long way toward cleaning up our air, but the Legislature failed to take this up. State officials are currently hard at work looking for other ways to get the cleaner gas here ASAP, so keep your fingers crossed.
Then the good But let’s move on to what worked.
Actual money was allocated for real programs, from cutting wood smoke to eliminating smog-belching cars to supporting electric vehicles to hiring new state positions dedicated to clearing the air. Here’s what the new bills look like:
• HB 154 (Arent, Redd, Nielson): Funds a voluntary conversion to cleaner fuels for homes with wood burning as their sole source of heat, and funds an education program on the effects wood burning has on air quality. However, amendments stripped the bill’s enforcement
Momentum is building across the Wasatch Front for change.
through grants, exchanges, and low-cost purchase programs. But the $200,000 fund is one-time money. • HB 31 (Wilcox): Exempts private industries’ pollution control devices from sales tax. Whatever it takes. • SB 196 (Weiler): Prohibits the Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste from approving an operation plan or permitting a facility that incinerates infectious waste or chemotherapeutic agents within a two-mile radius of a residential area and is not in operation as of May 13, 2014. The Legislature also funded air quality research, four new employees and equipment for the Division of Air Quality, and a continued campaign for public awareness of air quality issues.
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provisions and cut its funding. HB 38 (Arent): Created a State Resource Stewardship Coordinator to promote the adoption of clean air policies and share best practices among state agencies. Because the state is Utah’s largest employer, this bill is more impressive than it may sound. HB 74 (Snow): Upped the state tax credit for the purchase of electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, and new CNGs and conversions to $1,500. And a bill that would have forced alternative-fuel vehicles to pay higher annual registration fees (touted by its sponsor as a companion bill to HB74) failed. HB 19 (Arent): Facilitates the infrastructure for electric vehicle charging stations. Fixes a glitch in a previous regulation. SB 99 (Jenkins): Requires the state to have 50% or more alternative-fuel or highly efficient motor vehicles by August 30, 2018. Great! HB 61 (Arent): Establishes clean air programs and amends existing ones: Modifies a current clean vehicle program to include electric-hybrid cars and grants for alternative refueling infrastructure; and creates a fund to help small businesses and individuals reduce air emissions from malfunctioning, old or dirty equipment (e.g. snow and leaf blowers, lawnmowers)
Do not be discouraged! The legislature took huge steps forward this year, and we can’t expect the whole culture to change overnight. And be proud of yourselves—momentum is building across the Wasatch Front for change, evidenced by the nearly 5,000 people who showed up for January’s clean air rally, and the more than 20,000 pro-clean air messages that were sent to Utah legislators during the session. This public outcry encouraged more than a dozen legislators from both parties to make clean air a priority. What is critically important is that we don’t stop now. This is a yearround effort—don’t forget that even though our lovely, breezy late winter kept inversions at bay, this can change overnight. And with warmer weather headed our way, keep in mind the dangers of ozone, which frequently rises to unhealthy levels in summer. You can’t see or smell it, but it is every bit as bad for you as PM2.5. Keep the pressure on the Air Quality Board, the Division of Air Quality, the Clean Air Action Committee, Governor Herbert, and even the EPA. Let them know how important clean air is to our health, our enjoyment of life, and our economy. This session proved that lawmakers are listening. So keep talking. N Marjorie McCloy is a former editor of Rock and Ice and Women’s Sports and Fitness, and freelances for many national publications. She lives in Salt Lake City.
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Removing the sting of class differences among Comic Con cosplayers* BY JENNIFER MCGREW
or cosplayers, creating and wearing the costume of their hero is an act of holy devotion. I know this because, at a quick pace and for a fee, I am sometimes employed in making these costumes. Just ahead of Salt Lake’s first Comic
Unless you personally know the mayor of Salt Lake City, his social rank or class will be completely invisible to you if you encounter him costumed as Thor. Con last September, I found myself working on costumes for two young male clients who met one day in my studio. Naturally, they began discussing the evolution of their characters’ artwork and their changes through time. They compared choosing particular costume details over others *Cosplay: short for “costume play.” Often represents a specific character or idea. May involve roleplay.
based on what I can only assume is an instinct towards orthodoxy in both cases. My Space Ghost client, firmly fixed in the current DC Comics version, asked for costume details to match a recontextualization of the
MERISIEL: Melody Tripp in her amazing replica of the Iconic Rogue Character Merisiel from the Pathfinder games. Photographer: Christie Gibson (BeyondtheDarkroom.com)
classic 1960s character. The Vegeta client (from Dragon Ball Z) opted for the “original” version of his character, whose armour includes attached faulds, instead of a later version which has none at all. Fashions are the costumes we use
in every day life. Our clothing—a flannel plaid as opposed to a starched and collared Armani—displays differences in lifestyles and identities. In any culture, our dress can determine our status as the preppy, the yuppie, the redneck. At times such visual distinctions can be as powerful as a title in the English monarchy or as dividing as the caste system of India. Pilgrimages and Carnivale, as anthropologists and literary theorists have noted, create a special sense of “communitas” amongst those who travel, worship or celebrate together. During pilgrimage (whether Hindu, Christian, Muslim or otherwise), the social playing field is temporarily leveled. Farmers can enjoy eating and worshiping alongside nobility, socially taboo at other times of the year. Medieval Carnivale was a time and place when the usual division of social classes was shoved aside. Inverted power relationships were temporarily celebrated. Roles were reversed. Peasants dressed up as kings, and kings would dress up as peasants in ribald play (and often bawdy humor). Modern urban festivals like Comic Con, where people dress like any-
thing other than who they are, strip away our ability to label and classify each other the way we do in normal society. Unless you personally know the mayor of Salt Lake City, his social rank or class will be completely invisible to you if you encounter him costumed as Thor. Power relationships are inverted. Roles are reversed. But, strangely enough, in a context where costume is truly everything, instead of destroying difference and status Comic Con creates new social castes and defines new standards of cool and uncool. At Comic Con’s human zoo, participant observers quickly learn to discern the well-articulated costume or cosplayer from those in the amateur ranks. Serious cosplayers, before making their own costume, wholly devote themselves to viewing and critiquing as many examples as possible in a sacred mission to educate their own eye. They scrutinize the broad spectrum of well-articulated to poorly-conceived-and-built costumes. They craft and assemble their own, either in an attempt to identically replicate original comic, anime or film artwork, or they may decide to mash it up. The sacredness (or profanity) in terms of identical mimetic replication or derivation are paramount and fully considered. But, sometimes,
CHEWBACCA (Dartanian Richards, who built his own amazing costume), with author Jen McGrew.
people miss the mark. At the eleventh hour, in cases where time and planning simply fail, a costume gets thrown together. To make up for time and effort, sometimes youth and naked skin rule the day. And then there is the lowest caste, the noncommittal Comic Con attendee. Clad in shorts and t-shirt, this poor fellow stands out like a wide-eyed tourist. Like the requisite grumpy streetclothed guy who’s at every Halloween party you’ve ever been to, he just can’t seem to get with the program. Beyond that, urban Comic Con attendees have far fewer caste restrictions than at any other point of human interaction, save except for during sacred pilgrimages. Newly made comic con friends can unite according to simple affinity and mutual interest. And, just maybe, a Thor-clad mayor of Salt Lake City will, once the day is over, invite a monster-truck-loving construction worker from West Valley City to a dinner party. N
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LINES OF COMMUNICATION
Compassionate Communication The artful use of language (and listening) BY KATHERINE PIOLI had come home broken-hearted and crying. My best friend had just announced that she didn’t want me talking to her. We were in middle school and I wasn’t cool enough anymore. Upon hearing the news, my mom responded with an irritating nugget of motherly advice—go make new friends. It was about the last thing that my teenage ears wanted to hear. I didn’t need to be told how to make things better. I just wanted to talk. I needed someone to listen. Though my fit was perfectly adolescent, my need simply to be heard and not advised was familiar to anyone at any age. I had reached out for empathy and got problem-solving in return. “Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between true empathy and what we perceive as an empathetic response,” says Karen Barbee, a certified trainer in nonviolent communication from Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Barbee will lead a two-day workshop on nonviolent communication in Salt Lake City this month. “Compassionate communication teaches us to listen. When we are present, instead of creating our own reaction to the story—that is empathy. And when we are received that way, it can feel like a weight being lifted. We can breathe again. Solutions can suddenly present themselves.”
“Compassionate communication is simply creating a situation where people can walk away from any conversation with dignity.” Like most of us, Karen Barbee thought she understood the language of empathy. A longtime educator, she had always believed in modeling and teaching solid communication. So when Barbee attended a workshop on nonviolent communication in 2006, it felt like something she had already been trying to practice for a long time, but also new and exciting. “It was like watching snow melt and following it into a stream that flowed into a powerful river. I really started to see how we talk with each other. I found that conflict can either be a result of communication or be resolved through communica-
tion.” Inspired, Barbee continued to study compassionate communication, eventually leaving her work as a teacher to open her own mediating and consulting business, Steadfast Communication. Around the world, people are using compassionate communication —in places such as Afghanistan, Argentina, Bosnia, Denmark, Moldavia, Nigeria, Palestine, Rwanda, Sri Lanka and Switzerland. Certified nonviolent communications trainers like Barbee can be found from Oregon to India.
“It was like watching snow melt and following it into a stream that flowed into a powerful river. I really started to see how we talk with each other.” But it was from civil rights-era Detroit, Michigan that the concept of compassionate communication first appeared, developed by the young clinical psychologist Marshall Rosenberg. Rosenberg was deeply aware of the power and potential violence of words. As a child, he had endured the abuse of anti-Semitic taunts. During his years at university, Rosenberg saw the violence surrounding the national struggle for civil rights and, closer to home, witnessed Detroit’s race riot of 1967 that left 43 people dead and over 1,000 injured. Communication, it seemed to him, might be the problem and the solution for a number of America’s social problems. At the core of his practice, Rosenberg developed four fundamental components to compassionate communication: observation, feeling, needs and requests. It was essential, he felt, to use observation without the harmful elements of evaluation or judgment. People needed space to express their feelings and their needs. He understood that all humans share the basic needs not just for food and shelter, but also for trust and understanding. Finally, his goal for the practice of nonviolent communication was to reach the highest form of understanding, a kind of compassionate communication nirvana, empathy.
Prepared with these ideas, Rosenberg took nonviolent communication into his community, offering it as a method of conflict resolution. And it worked. Rosenberg participated in the desegregation of schools and other institutions in his community and around the country and from that work, he founded the Center for Nonviolent Communication. In the decades since Rosenberg took compassionate communication into schools and government halls, the practice has spread and matured. Today you can find it in boardrooms and living rooms. Progressive prisoner rehabilitation programs such as Washington State’s Freedom Project and California’s Restorative Justice project at San Quentin are teaching prisoners nonviolent communication as a tool for anger management, healing and reconciliation. These days, compassionate communication is applied to healthcare, parenting, social change, spiritual growth, “just about anywhere that people interact,” explains Barbee, whose own work focuses on empathetic coaching—helping her clients overcome internal obstacles to their own success, and mediation—working with cases from landlord/tenant disputes to couples counseling. “It’s useful in these diverse circumstances because it is designed to foster respect and integrity. Compassionate communication is simply creating a situation where people can walk away from any conversation with dignity.” But, like many things, sometimes compassionate communication is easier to talk about than to implement. “Competition, reactivity, judgment and opinion are imbedded in our language and they can be very harmful,” says Barbee. “For instance, if I come home from work saying ‘my boss is such a jerk,’ that’s a violent statement. I have assassinated their character.” Using compassionate communication can be a huge paradigm shift that requires unlearning years of verbal habits and, like a child learning the ABCs, there’s bound to be an awkward phase. Some nonviolent communication trainers start teaching the process with conversation outlines, tools that students can use to start a conversation. “When you … I felt … because….” Prompts help some people see how to apply this new way of communication. For others, they may feel unnatural and robotic. When Barbee teaches, she encourages a more organic nature to the conversation. In the end, she says, whether or not nonviolent communication works for an individual depends on how willing they are to be impacted by it. Barbee says she knows it’s a hard step to take. “Asking people to change is asking them to give up their security. When we start changing something as fundamental as our language, it can be scary.” But taking that leap can be rewarding, as well. Using subtle differences in language, Barbee says, can make a powerful difference. N
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Honoring the aspen For the first time since 1933, the Colorado blue spruce is no longer Utah’s state tree. Thanks to new legislation proposed by fourth-graders from Monroe Elementary and passed last month, the quaking aspen now holds that honored distinction. You are doubtlessly familiar with the Populus tremuloides, but to celebrate the tree’s new status here are some things to learn about aspen: Quaking aspen grow in just about any and every vegetative ecosystem found in Utah: on moist uplands, dry mountainsides, high plateaus, mesas, avalanche chutes, foothills and along watercourses. They reproduce by root-sprouting so that a single grove of aspen often comes from the same underground root system, thus making each individual tree a genetically identical clone of the others around it. Aspen are dependent on fire, clear-cutting and other disturbance for healthy and natural regeneration. The absence of such disturbance is one of the likely leading causes of aspen decline including the slow disappearance of Utah’s Pando, an aspen grove in the Fishlake National Forest and the world’s oldest known living organism and also one of the largest single living organisms on the planet. In pioneer days, aspen were used for fence poles, buildings and firewood. The bark of aspen trees was used by Native Americans and pioneers as a fever remedy and to avoid scurvy. For both domesticated and wild animals, the tree’s bark and seeds provide excellent forage. And in the spring months, deer often use quaking aspen stands for fawning grounds. Salt Lake Wellness Center
Frisch moves Frisch, the compassionate eatery that in 2012 opened in the space formerly occupied by Rico (779 South 500 E), has moved locations. Now the vegan lunch and catering establishment is serving its technicolor tempeh kale salad and other specialties near House of Tibet, another popular eatery. 145 East 1300 South, Ste. 201. 801-906-8277. WWW.FRISCHEATS.COM
Healing Pathways Therapy Center After graduating from BYU, therapist Kristan Warnick, CMHC, spent 13 years working as a school psychologist in Alaska and Utah. In 2010 she started a private practice and last summer she opened Healing Pathways Therapy Center in Salt Lake City. Staffed with four counselors and
a physician assistant, the center offers therapy and counseling addressing issues of anxiety, trauma, grief conflict resolution and career issues and specializing in posttraumatic stress and relationship problems. 801-867-8112, 1174 E. Graystone Way, Ste. 8 INFO@PATHWAYSUTAH.COM
The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (formerly known as Utah Art Center) finally got its new executive director in February. Kristian Anderson comes to the job with an impressive resumé including running contemporary art spaces at the University of Washington and University of Colorado and, most recently, serving as director of the national advocacy and education organization the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries. Even while working on the national scene, Anderson says that UMOCA caught his attention. Impressed by the museum’s exceptional art, innovative programming and involvement in the community, he says he will continue supporting and encouraging the good work already taking place. In addition to exhibits, ongoing events include Family Art Saturdays, First Fridays, Art Truck, an Artist-in-Residence program and a locals-only gallery. 20 S.West Temple. 11a-6p (till 9 on Fridays). Closed Sun., Mon. and holidays. 801.328.4201. UTAHMOCA.ORG
H2O Vitality moves H2O Vitality, which sells ionized alkaline purified drinking water and micro-current water therapy treatment, has changed locations. Their new digs are located inside Dave’s Health and Nutrition in Salt Lake City (which also recently moved to a larger location). 800 East 3900, S H2OVITALITY.NET
We love, we give: Utah! Yolo Pilates opens on Foothill Growing up in Utah, Lindsey Mattison took to the slopes, skiing, hiking and climbing her way through the mountains until personal injuries slowed her active lifestyle. Lindsey turned to Pilates to help with her recovery and was so impressed with the results that in 2005 she became a certified Pilates instructor. Now Lindsey has her own studio where she offers beginner classes for people working through injuries, one-on-one private ses-
The Community Foundation of Utah’s Love Utah Give Utah one-day nonprofit donations day encourages all Utah residents to give what they can to their favorite organizations. This year’s fund drive on March 20 raised over $1 million from over 10,000 unique donors. Top recipients included in the small nonprofits category: Utah FACES, Plan-B Theater Company and Nobel Horse Company. For medium nonprofits: the Sharing Place, Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah and Wasatch Community Gardens. For large nonprofits: Girl Scouts of Utah, Humane
Society of Utah and Turn Community Services. For schools: Salt Lake Arts Academy, Ogden School Foundation and Westminster College. Hundreds of nonprofits participated in the fundraising event. Many may be familiar to CATALYST readers, and some not. Learn more about the organizations who work hard to make our community a better place by going to the Love Utah Give Utah website, where every nonprofit links to a short bio. And remember, just because the drive is over, doesn’t mean you can’t still donate. LOVEUTGIVEUT.RAZOO.COM
April 18 deadline: The Bike Stops Here In a continuing effort the revitalize downtown through public artworks and environmentally conscious city planning, Salt Lake is announcing The Bike Stops Here, an art competition for beautifully designed bike racks. Racks should be striking and imaginative and may include proenvironmental messages, as long as they are functional and identifiable as bike racks. Proposals will be considered only from Utah artists. Applications are due Friday, April 18. Ten winning artists/teams will receive a $3,000 budget for the final project. For a full list of design criteria, project requirements, safety guidelines and submission requirements, go to SLCGOV.COM/ARTS
Gardeners and brewers: Hops are here! By early April the Beer Nut, Salt Lake’s premier beer brewing supplies shop, will have received their annual spring order of hop rhizomes available for sale, first come first serve till they sell out. This year the varietals include: cascade, centennial, Chinook, Columbus, glacier, golding, Mt. Hood, northern brewer, nugget, sterling, tettnang, Willamette, NEO 1, and amalia. Like with strawberry or asparagus starts, hop rhizomes are bare roots that prefer to be planted in the spring while temperatures are still a little cold. They also like to be planted with a buddy, so plan on getting more than one if you want a healthy hop harvest. Beer Nut, 1200 S. State. Mon.-Sat. 10a-6:30p. Sun 10a-5p. 801.531.8182. WWW.BEERNUT.COM
Rolfer Paul Wirth moves to East Coast Paul Wirth, of Mosaic Bodyworks is moving to Manhattan this month. He will continue his Rolfing practice (a type of bodywork) in New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area. Wirth moved to Salt Lake in 2003 from Boston, and is happy to be going back to the East coast where most of his family still lives. Goodbye, Paul, it was good to know you!
comprises the fifth annual event on the Jenkstar Ranch, in Green River. The Jenkstars aim to be leaders in environmentalism, social consciousness and friendliness. They are launching a non-profit with a few members of the Green River community called Green Center for Art and Sustainable Living, to bring awareness to local environmental issues such as the tar sands project and fracking. To raise funds for the nonprofit, they are launching an online video campaign and holding a silent art auction in Salt Lake City this spring. Tickets and more information: JENKSTARS.COM
Golden Braid featuring Hand in Hand products Golden Braid is now proudly selling Hand in Hand Products; fair trade USA soaps, candles and bath salts. For every bar of soap you buy, Hand in Hand gives a bar of soap to those in need around the world, helping to reduce the number of deaths caused by poor water quality and lack of proper hygiene. Hand in Hand co-founders Bill and Courtney also recently built a well in Haiti. Their goal is to donate one month of clean water to one person for every Hand in Hand product purchased. Golden Braid, 151 S. 500 E. 801.322.1162. GOLDENBRAIDBOOKS.COM, HANDINHANDSOAP.COM
Entheogens in the news Those of you who have been following CATALYST’s coverage of a federally funded study re. the treatment of PTSD with MDMA will be interested to know that on March 4, the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease published online the results of a study of LSD-assisted psychotherapy for anxiety in subjects with advanced-stage illness, the first study of the therapeutic use of LSD in over 40 years. That same day, The New York Times explained how results like these are helping bring psychedelic research “back into the fold of mainstream psychiatry.” Cannabis is big news in many ways these days, of course. Last month Comcast began airing the first ever medical marijuana television commercial on a “major” network. The networks airing the commercial include: A&E, FOX, CNBC, CNN, Comedy Central, Discovery, ESPN, FX, Food Network, HGTV, History and a few more.
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Little things add up: Helping Nepali orphans Dancing Cranes imports is selling jute bags, from which 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Aama Orphanage Education Foundation. This foundation helps orphaned children in Khandbari, Nepal. Be a part of that effort to help orphans, and also sport a handy Dancing Cranes tote, all for $9. Dancing Cranes, 673 E. Simpson Ave. (2240 S.) Open daily. DANCINGCRANESIMPORTS.COM
Volunteers needed: Living Traditions Festival Volunteers will help with the children’s area, beverage booth, crafts area, maintenance, set-up/take-down, and more from Wednesday, May 14 through Monday, May 19. Shifts vary from two and a half to four hours 801-596-5000. Online application: LIVINGTRADITIONSFESTIVAL.COM
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Kristen Ulmer, Rebecca Sam Ponder, Nick Glomb and a few others are starting a flying trapeze school here in Salt City and they need a space to set up the rig. If anyone has leads to outdoor (or indoor) space that is commercially zoned, has good visibility, i.e. can be seen from the street, is at least 20 feet wide by 150 feet long (and, if indoors, has 40-ft. ceilings), contact Kristen. They would like to start setting up mid-May and, if outdoors, will go to about Oct. 31. Salt Lake Flying Trapeze School. Kristen Ulmer, DIGSUTAH@GMAIL.COM
Caffe Niche joins LaSalle Group Oasis Café, longtime stronghold for fine and healthy dining, acquired a quiet sibling last year when its owner, the La Salle Group (which also founded and owns Faustina on Broadway some years ago) acquired Kyoto on 13th S. 1300 East. More recently, Ethan Lappé and his Caffe Niche joined the LaSalle Group. Ethan will serve as a partner in the business. “Niche’s menus will continue under the direction of Ethan, his close support of local farms and ranches continues and the staff remain the same with little change foreseen in the immediate future,” says Joel La Salle. Caffe Niche has been a neighborhood staple for over five years, with an emphasis on supporting local farms, ranchers and food purveyors. Ethan Lappé comes from a venerable tradition of conscious food preparation: His aunt is Frances Moore Lappé, whose Diet for a Small Planet (1971) changed the way people looked at world hunger. Caffe Niche, 779 E. Broadway. 801.433.3380. CAFFENICHE.COM
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WILDLIFE WITHIN US
Get dirty, get happy M. vaccae, a bacteria commonly found in soil, is— literally—an antidepressant. BY DIANE OLSON
ey all you conspiracy theorists, I’ve got news for you. We’re not being controlled by the U.N., I.M.F., FBI, CIA, LDS, Illuminati, Comcast, or Fox News. Nope, it’s much bigger—and smaller—than that. As it turns out, our thoughts, actions and emotions are pretty much controlled by bazillions of microorganisms. We’re under the thumbs, so to speak, of a bunch of thumbless organisms, including bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi and who knows what all else. Seriously. There’s no Big Brother per se, but there sure are a lot of little ones.
And now the good news While we mostly know about the
bad organisms that manipulate human behavior—think candida, rabies, toxoplasmosis—we’re discovering that there are plenty of good ones, too. Though “good” and “bad” are subjective terms here, since every organism on the planet is simply trying live out its lifespan, and in doing so sometimes causes harm to another organism. The flu virus isn’t evil; it’s just looking for a nice place to hang out and reproduce. I mean, who isn’t? Anyway, one of the microbes that happens to control us in a good way is Mycobacterium vaccae, or M. vaccae (pronounced “emm vah-kay”). Ubiquitous in soil, M. vaccae is especially prevalent in soil that is rich with organic matter, like that found in peat bogs, old-growth forests, worm bins—and the average
M. vaccae is like Prozac without the bad side effects. Only a zillion times better. Because M. vaccae, also unlike antidepressants, stimulates the growth of new neurons and rebalances the immune system, fighting excess inflammation throughout the body. So it doesn’t just make you feel better; it actually makes you better.
organic garden. Originally it was cultivated on cow dung, hence the vaccae, which is Latin for cow. So how does M. vaccae affect us? It makes us happier. And healthier. And smarter.
The joy of gardening “Gardening is the purest of human pleasures,” rhapsodized Francis Bacon, who somehow found time to garden whilst also running England, establishing the scientific method and writing many books. (He famously died from pneumonia while studying the effects of freezing on meat.) And he’s far from the only one to comment on the connection between working the soil and happiness. Any serious gardener will tell you they feel not just happier, but calmer and more clear-headed when their hands are in the dirt. “I have never had so many good ideas, day after day, as when I worked the garden,” enthused John Erskine (the dirty-kneed teacher, writer and musician, not the ice hockey player). But until recently, scientists and gardening enthusiasts alike have assumed that the joy of grubbing around in the dirt was psychological, rather than biologi-
cal (in addition to the known connection between vitamin D uptake and sunlight). As it turns out, though, that’s not the case. An organism in your garden soil is actually a potent natural antidepressant. A cousin of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis, M. vaccae has been studied for over 30 years as a treatment for tuberculosis (for which it’s been used successfully as a vaccine), asthma and other lung diseases. But it was only a decade or so ago that an oncologist noted an experimental M. vaccae treatment not only lessened her lung cancer patients’ symptoms, but also perked them up. They were, in fact, happier, more energetic, had better intellectual focus and were far less anxious. M. vaccae, it turns out, was boosting the patients’ serotonin levels. And serotonin affects practically everything in the human body, including mood, memory, learning, appetite, sleep, aggression, blood clotting, wound healing, temperature regulation and cardiovascular, endocrine and muscle function. “Holy shit!” said the oncologist. “Holy shit!” said fewer researchers than you’d expect.
This is your brain on M. vaccae The majority of human clinical research with M. vaccae is focused on inflammatory diseases, including dermatitis, asthma, Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, dermatitis, eczema and leprosy. More clinical trials with terminal cancer patients found that, while M. vaccae doesn’t necessarily prolong life, it does lessen pain and anxiety and improve moods. That’s no small thing in terminal cancer patients. Other research on mood and M. vaccae (as far as I can find) is pretty much limited to mice. And the results are always the same: M. vaccae stimulates the immune system and boosts the production of serotonin in the brain. As a result, mice fed or injected with M. vaccae consistently run mazes twice as fast as the control mice, and demonstrate far less anxiety. (And how do they test anxiety in mice, you might ask? By throwing
The connection between M. vaccae and human health and happiness correlates the sharp increase in chronic immune, inflammatory and allergic disorders in the first world with the decrease of contact with the soil microorganisms with which we coevolved. them in teeny, tiny swimming pools and seeing if they flail or swim. Really. Be glad youâ€™re not an anxious mouse in a lab.) Unlike selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRI antidepressants, M. vaccae stimulates only the serotonin-producing cells associated with elevated mood and cognition â€”and not those related to anxiety and insomnia. In other words, M. vaccae is like Prozac without the bad side effects. Only a zillion times better. Because M. vaccae, also unlike antidepressants, stimulates the growth of new neurons and rebalances the immune system, fighting excess inflammation throughout the body. So it doesnâ€™t just make you feel better; it actually makes you better. At least temporarily. In mice, the effects of M. vaccae last for nearly three weeks, with the effects gradually tapering off.
Gardening for joy The connection between M. vaccae and human health and happiness dovetails neatly with the â€œhygiene hypothesis.â€? It correlates the sharp increase in chronic
immune, inflammatory and allergic disorders in the first world with the decrease of contact with the soil microorganisms with which we coevolved. And with our overuse of anti-bacterial cleaners. We are, essentially, sanitizing ourselves sick. And if, as some scientists believe, depression is an inflammatory disease (there is a common genetic predisposition to both depression and allergic disorders), then it makes perfect sense that M. vaccae would do a double whammy on it. And, that, theoretically, M. vaccae could be used not just as a treatment for depression, but as a vaccine against it.
Interestingly, healthcare facilities that offer horticultural therapy often use sterilized soil to reduce the risk of infection in people with immune disorders. So while the intention is good, the patients arenâ€™t actually reaping the real benefits of interacting with soil. But does the boost in immune function endowed by M. vaccae offset the danger of less benign soil microorganisms, like toxoplasmosis? If continued human existence, after grubbing around in the dirt for the past 200,000 years, is any indicatorâ€”Iâ€™d say yes. (Just donâ€™t play in the catbox.) That doesnâ€™t mean you should run outside and start eating dirt. (Though, I admit, I ate some last night.) As a supplement manufacturer that was including soil-based organisms in one of its products discovered, random soil bacteria can become spore-forming inside the gut, reproducing quicker than microscopic bunnies. And you donâ€™t want dirt bunnies in your digestive system. For medical use itâ€™s now cultivated and heat-killed to stop it from growing inside the person or mouse. The oncologist injected it; the most recent round of mice tests used an edible version. If youâ€™re a person who requires pill-poppable commercial versions of things, youâ€™ll have to wait. Otherwise, itâ€™s best to do what gardeners have always happily done: Get dirty. N Diane Olson is an advertising copywriter and longtime CATALYST contributor. In pursuit of journalistic truthâ€”and a good serotonin buzzâ€”she ate dirt (sprinkled on cornbread) while writing this article.
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This necessary ingredient, while abundant, is still cherished.
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BY KATHERINE PIOLI rom above, the ponds on the south end of Great Salt Lake look like pink and purple cuts of stained glass. From the ground, they look like fields of snow and ice. But the true identity of the lake is not immediately apparent until one slips into its waters and floats. A drive along the lake’s southern shore also gives a clue to this secret identity. There, an old and rusting factory tower displays the iconic image of the Morton Salt girl with her little blue dress and tilted umbrella and a spilling jar of salt under her arm. Each year, major industries like Morton use acres of evaporation ponds to extract millions of tons of sodium chloride, salt, from the lake, some of which ends up on our dinner plates. Salt, the only rock consumed by humans, is an essential nutrient found in our blood, sweat, tears, semen and urine. It is a necessary ingredient for the healthy functioning of our bodies, continuously balancing the water in our cells to prevent dehydration.
An object of temptation, obsession, even destruction Since nearly the beginning of human history, we have evidence of people using salt. In prehistoric
Kosher salt: “a processed food, with all mineral and moisture qualities intrinsic to real salt stripped away, and with a crystal structure fabricated by automated processes.” China, in an environment that would be familiar to us in northern Utah today—an arid mountain desert region with salty Lake Yuncheng— evidence shows that the people living on the lake’s shores harvested salt from its waters during the hot dry months of summer when evaporating water exposed salt crystals across the lake’s surface. All over the world—Italy, New Zealand, Bali, Pakistan, Iceland, Morocco, Bolivia, to name a few countries—salt is harvested and eaten. Perhaps because of our need for salt, the mineral has entered into
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and become entwined with the human experience, present in history, art and religion, an object of temptation, obsession and even destruction. Starting around 2800 BCE, salt became a key component of trade in the Middle East. Owing to a unique chemical make-up, which discourages the growth of spoilage bacteria yet leaves beneficial flavorenhancing bacteria unharmed, salt was used to preserve foods that would otherwise spoil. Salted fish traded by early Egyptians could buy most commodities including valuable glass, purple dye and Phoenician cedar. Later in northern Italy, the Genovese used salt’s chemical properties to cure salami, which they traded with tribes in the south for valuables such as raw silk. For some ancient peoples, salt itself became a valued currency. And until further discoveries of salt mines revealed the ubiquitous presence of salt around the world, wars were fought over limited known supplies. Today, about half of our salt comes from evaporated brine water from the sea. Elsewhere, salt mines, the remnants of ancient, dried-up salty seas, provide seemingly inexhaustible pockets of the mineral.
Sacred salt In Japan, the preserving quality of
With Dr. Bonnie Baxter, Director of Great Salt Lake Institute at Westminster; and Jessie Embry, Associate Director of the Charles Redd Center, BYU. Features a time-lapse video of Yamamoto installing his work at Westminster, as well as a salt tasting by Tony Caputo’s. 7pm, Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business Auditorium.
April 12: Return to the “Sea.” Be present as the salt that makes up the installation, hundreds of pounds of it, is swept up. Caravan from the Meldrum Science Center to the Spiral Jetty, in the north arm of Great Salt Lake, where the salt will be redeposited. To learn more about Motoi Yamamoto’s saltworks visit vimeo.com/52553020 salt took on a more spiritual quality. Even today, before sumo wrestlers step into the ring, a handful of salt is tossed into the circle as a symbolic act of purification. Some competitors will sprinkle salt on their bodies as a means of protection. This tradition stretches back to the origins of the Shinto religion, which considered salt and water purifying elements. In March, Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto visited Westminster College in Salt Lake City where he created a temporary salt-art installation (using Morton salt) that will remain in the Meldrum Science Center for viewing until April 12
Produced without bleaching or any chemical additives, the salt from the Redmond mine is speckled with flecks of color, a result of the more than 60 trace minerals found naturally in the salt deposit. when it will be swept up and taken to the “sea,” tossed back to the Great Salt Lake. Yamamoto began using salt as the medium for his art after the death of his sister who passed away from cancer. Delicate, organic, his works demonstrate the transitory nature of life and, as they are each swept up and returned to the sea, its impermanence. Each piece that Yamamoto creates is dedicated to his sister.
Better salts Though the concepts of purification and art with salt are new to the western world, we are no less obsessed with it. Recently, salt has earned among certain foodies an aesthetic status, considered exotic as well as beautiful. These days, salt is pressed and dried and formed into all shapes and sizes from pyramids to rough granules. Its colors include pink, grey, black and crystal white. Mark Bitterman, perhaps the most famous salt snob and author of Salted: A Manifesto, rails against Kosher salt calling it “a processed food, with all mineral and moisture qualities intrinsic to real salt stripped away, and with a crystal structure fabricated by automated processes.” Bitterman would much rather chomp down on some of the salts found at his popular Portland, Oregon boutique where connoisseurs can find black diamond flake sea salt from Cyrus, a crunchy salt with a deep obsidian color; or Icelandic hot spring salt made from a brine extracted from an under-
ground geothermal hot spring; or Himalayan pink salt from a mine in the Potwar Plateau in the Punjab region of Pakistan. Even here in Salt Lake, those curious enough can buy truffle salt, smoked salt, lavender salt and other gourmet salts at places like Harmon’s Grocery and Liberty Heights Fresh. Beyond Morton, Utah has another salt to offer the world. Called Real Salt, it’s easy to find on grocery shelves locally. Unlike the salt evaporated from the lake, this salt is mined from an underground deposit near the town of Redmond in central Utah. Produced without bleaching and without any chemical additives, the final product is beautifully speckled with flecks of color, a result of the nearly 50 trace minerals found naturally in the salt deposit. Even if you don’t use salt for art, or for ritual purification, even if you pass up the expensive sel gris from France for something a lot more accessible, chances are that, like most Americans, you dash the stuff all over your food. Because, let’s face it, salt tastes good.
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A complicated relationship Death by salt is not an easy feat— although there is documented evidence of a woman who committed suicide by drinking soy sauce. (Overdosing requires quickly consuming at least a half teaspoon of salt per every two pounds of body weight.) Though Americans rarely kill themselves so swiftly with salt, our habitual overconsumption of this necessary mineral is often blamed for early and untimely deaths. The average American consumes twice the World Health Organization’s recommended daily dose of salt, mostly thanks to hidden sources of sodium in processed foods: A McDonalds hamburger and fries delivers twice the daily recommended amount of 1,500 mg. Kidney failure, heart disease and high blood pressure are only some of the problems linked to chronic overconsumption. Our relationship with salt is complicated. Since the beginning of recorded history, humans have struggled to live with it—fighting wars over it, destroying our health with it. It has brought us a measure of solace and a form of expression. It is difficult to imagine that we will ever run out of it, and there’s no need: Unlike petroleum, another substance that once seemed in endless supply, the salt of the Earth will almost certainly outlast human habitation. N Katherine Pioli is a Catalyst staff writer.
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Good Place, a “third space” must be accessible, welcoming, free or inexpensive, involve diversity, regulars, and where food and drink is available. Third spaces are hubs of community life that foster creative interaction. This is the environment that Bob McCarthy, owner of Garage on Beck and Stoneground, aims to create. Although he runs these for-profit businesses, Stoneground (a downtown restaurant) since 2000 and Garage on Beck (a roadhouse near the refineries) since 2008, his blood is of the non-profit kind. Growing up in Albany, NY, his dad, as well as his uncle, were the directors of their local Boys and Girls Clubs. Boys and Girls Clubs provide after-school programs for young people, often helping underprivileged kids. “It was not just a 9-to-5 job. It was his life, so it was our life,” says Bob. “We had kids staying at our house when it was needed. We were immersed.”
He brought that community awareness and connection to diversity with him to Salt Lake 21 years ago when he moved here to ski. Save Our Canyons, the Democratic Party and KRCL are just a few organizations McCarthy has hosted events with over the years. This month, Garage on Beck hosts the Bunny Hop, a benefit for homeless youth on Sunday, April 20; and Denim Day, Wednesday, April 23, in support of sexual assault survivors and to raise awareness about misconceptions regarding sexual assault. And on May 1, Joe McQueen Quartet’s performance will be held in conjunction with a fundraising event for the Forrest S. Crawford Distinguished Stewardship Award for graduate students involved in Weber State University’s Multicultural Student Center. Tenor saxophonist McQueen, who recently turned 95, has been playing at the Garage every month for over a year. He is a jazz music icon for Utah, having played with legends such as Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie and Ray Charles. The event’s proceeds will be donated to the award fund to acknowledge Dr. Crawford’s energy and commitment to WSU and especially his leadership of the University’s Diversity Initiative. Who says bars can’t do a lot for the community? Although we commonly don’t associate the image of a bar organizing events that benefit causes, McCarthy is changing that. He may not have a degree in social work, but he’s doing his own brand of social work. “Growing up as a Boys Club kid, it was in my nature. I wrote my business as a social work deal. You know, help the weak one. Even in the profit business.”N — Sophie Silverstone Garage on Beck: 1199 Beck St. 801-521-3904. Daily, 11am – 2am. GARAGEONBECK.COM; Stoneground: 249 E 400 S. 801-364-1368. M-W 11am-10pm, Th-S 11am-11pm, Su 5pm-9pm. STONEGROUNDSLC.COM/
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the inner marriage Theresa Holleran at April’s Jung Society heresa Holleran can’t be old enough to be a wise woman; after all, we’re the same age. But the truth is I knew her at half this age, and she was wise then. This month, Theresa is the featured speaker for the Jung Society of Utah. People interested in depth psychology, dreams, archetypes, myth—all things inner—gather monthly to hear a talk on some aspect of Carl Jung’s philosophy. The first hour is for conviviality (coffee and cookies are often served), and then people settle down for the lecture—usually an imported expert. This month we have our own expert, our wise woman. Theresa Holleran, LCSW, a transpersonal therapist for more than half her life, is a longtime founding member of Red Rock Counseling who recently joined with several other therapists to form Mountain Lotus Counseling: Transformational Services for Individuals, Relationships, Groups, and Community. She will talk about “The Alchemy of the Inner Marriage.” Theresa tells a story like a spider spins a web. Before you know it, you’re held, spellbound. She knows poetry by heart. She’s a painter and a dancer. This night she will talk about marriage. Your marriage. No, not the one to that person in your bed. The marriage of the two energies who clash or dance inside you, who make you whole: the inner masculine and feminine. These same energies inform our actions, and may be tied to the fate of our planet. Working with the masculine and feminine energies—control/surrrender, penetrating/receptive, doing/being, protective/ nurturing and so on—transforms us from Ego-centered to Soul-centered consciousness, she says. There is the wounded masculine and feminine, too: the negative archetypes. “For instance,” she says, “a man in the grip of his negative inner feminine is moody, sullen, unavailable, vaguely reproachful of others. His heart energy is shut down. He’s not available for relationship. This can trigger women around him to
go into their negative masculine, which shows up as blaming, rationalizing, borrowing on the righteous opinions of others.” We tend to look outward for fulfillment, projecting our longings onto another. But when we become conscious of our projections, we can discover what wants cultivating within. Once, Theresa says, she fell in love with an adventurous, worldly man. She heard his stories of one amazing experience after another. “After we broke up, I
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History of the hive
Not so good for the bees; but the skep hive sure was pretty BY ALICE TOLER
years ago in the Near East. The technology of the skep came along about 1,000 years later. So the skep is an ancient symbol, part of our culture for some 2,000 years. The sensible square boxes—“Langstroth hives” —that are almost exclusively used today, were not invented until the middle of the 19th century. While the skep is far more visually pleasing, it presents some major functional limitations to the beekeeper. The two principal of these are that the honeycomb can’t be easily inspected for signs of disease, and that the bees were often injured or killed outright in order to harvest the honey. While some skep methods spared the bees, most simply did away with them by fumigating the hive with burning sulfur. Skep hives are now actually illegal in many U.S. states. The Reverend Lorenzo L. Langstroth came to the rescue of the humble honeybee in 1860 when he patented his eponymous hive. Langstroth is credited with the discovery of “bee space”—this is a fairly precise measurement: the width of a cranny in which bees will move around, but will not attempt to either build comb across or seal with propolis. The frames of a Langstroth hive are calculated to be a “bee space” apart, keeping them freehanging from the sides of the hive, easily removed for inspection or harvest. With a “queen excluder” mesh inserted into the hive, the brood comb is easily restricted to the lower levels of the hive, making honey harvest far less damaging to the bees. New interest in beekeeping has recently spurred development of other kinds of hive, e.g. the WBC hive, the Dartington Long Deep, the Beehaus, the Long Box,
The skep hive is an ancient symbol, part of our culture for some 2,000 years.
ave you ever wondered about that cheerful upside-down basket that represents the Beehive State? Everyone recognizes it as a beehive, but I can bet you’ve seen it only on Utah Highway Patrol cruisers, the Great Seal of Utah and a lot of old Salt Lake City buildings. The skep hive, as it is called, was chosen as the Utah territory’s symbol in the 1840s by Brigham Young. For the last 150 years, however, beekeepers have housed their little friends in sensible square boxes, not the skep. Our official imagery hasn’t quite kept pace— but why did we stop using the skep, and
what did bees live in before it? Left to their own devices, Apis melliflera, the European honeybee, will create nests in hollow trees, rock cavities or caves. A related bee species also creates free-hanging combs off cliff faces in Nepal, where locals of the splendidly named Bung Valley use smokey fires and rope ladders to harvest the wild honey. The advent of beekeeping occurred over 4,000 years ago in ancient Egypt, where people learned to keep bees in clay cylinders—a practice that still goes on, little changed, today. We also find evidence of clay cylinder or hollow-log apiculture 3,000
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and the top-bar hive. There are even hives now designed for bumblebees. The Langstroth, however, still reigns supreme among practical apiculturists. And the lovely skep? I’m afraid that until someone can design one with removable frames it will remain against the Salt Lake City ordinance to keep bees in one, but we’ll still be seeing its shape in official imagery for a long time to come. N
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edmond Heritage Farm in Redmond, Utah, was founded with the aim to supply the most healthful, nutrient-dense, natural and wholesome meat, dairy, eggs and poultry possible. Employing humane, low-impact and sustainable agricultural practices, Redmond first distributed farm-fresh foods through a community coop that evolved into its current four Real Foods Markets. These Utah-based stores all offer products, such as their farm’s raw milk from pasture-fed cows, that meet strict standards for food “realness.” In the words of founder and CEO Rhett Roberts: “In theory, if you cannot pick it, gather it, milk it, or hunt it—it is not real food.” Last summer Real Foods opened its first market and café in Salt Lake County. The Sugar House Real Foods Market features an in-house cafe that uses only ingredients
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been able to tell the effects of food on my body and my health.” While studying culinary arts at Utah Valley University, he applied to join the team at Real Foods Market Café in Orem, knowing these were the people who shared his philosophy. The café is an unassuming and casual place; the friendly counter staff and chefs help you pick from an array of pure food choices: fresh-pressed organic fruit juices
Chef Staples, who creates the ever-evolving seasonal menu, is excited for spring and its produce: “The menu is a living thing,” he says. that meet Real Foods’ standards of what constitutes real food in terms of nutrient value, purity, taste, quality, local, organic, minimal processing, fair trade and humanitarianism. Leslie Smoot, who helps organize events, education and PR for Real Foods, says this café is one of the most genuine farm-to-table restaurants in Utah.“Every single product is something to proud of, from the real salt to the fresh butter.” Ryan Staples is the in-house chef who splits his week between the Sugar House location and the Orem café. He helped design the kitchen and creates the everevolving seasonal menu. A thoughtful and quiet man, Staples confides that he is really excited for spring and its produce: “The menu is a living thing,” he says. Staples’ interest in world cuisines stems from having spent his childhood in foreign countries. His interest in pure food comes from how it makes him feel. “I’ve always
and smoothies; organic vegetables; local, grass-fed meats; fresh-milk cheeses; eggs from the farm, wild-caught fish, traditionally made dishes such as oat pancakes and saag paneer. Breakfast is served all day and there are organic, free-trade coffee drinks. Quality details, such as housemade sprouted hazelnut milk for the coffee, are found throughout the menu and kitchen. Each meal order is freshly prepared from scratch as you wait, and the café caters to special diet needs, such as gluten-free, vegan, paleo and soy-free. This type of preparation takes extra time, but food-purist fans like it that way. The cafe can accommodate customers in a hurry, though, with fresh soups by the cup or bowl and with a selection of to-go items that include the popular freshpressed organic juices plus salads, sandwiches, roasted free-range chicken, desserts such as crème brulee, drinks
such as coconut water and kombucha, and more. Staples says that the second most popular item—after the juices— are the naturally sweetened cookies, muffins and other “treats.” “One goal of our store is that a customer trusts that we’ve eliminated any food containing harmful chemicals, trusts that we’ve done our homework,” Smoot says. The staff has investigated every product and supplier thoroughly so that products in the store and café are free of artificial ingredients, fillers, additives, hormones, pesticides and GMOs. “For example, there’s not one drop of artificial coloring in the entire store and café.” Smoot’s career as a food educator has meant sampling many cafés in many cities. And to her, it is a rare restaurant that features wild-caught seafood, farmfresh eggs, nitrate-free bacon and 100% organic, fresh-pressed juices on the same menu. Real food is hard to find, and can take more time and expense. However, she stays inspired by the life-changing stories told by customers who have found that food is sometimes the best medicine. “You want your food fully charged, like a battery. When you start with the high energy food, you feel good.” N
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ast month I wrote about Garudhasana (Eagle Pose), a pose that honors Garuda, the eagle god whose 40-mile wingspan caused hurricanes and dried up the oceans whenever he took flight. Garudhasana spreads our wings (shoulderblades) and our deep hip rotators, preparing us for flight. In a sense, it is a jumping-off point for the expansion that April— derived from the Latin word aperire, meaning “to open”— symbolizes. This month’s pose, Utthita Hasta Panghustasana (Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose) expresses the unfurling of our bodies to take flight. Utthita Hasta Padanghustasana (utthita=extended, hasta=hand, padanghustasana=big toe pose) does not have Garudhasana’s colorful mythology. The name simply describes the shape of the pose. It is one of a category of poses my students have named “flying poses.” Flying poses are poses that express expansion. In flying poses, the root of the pose (whatever’s on the ground) extends deep into the ground, while the rest of the body expands outward and upward, away from the earth. The opening comes from stability and the flying part comes from a developmental breathing pattern called navel radiation. Before we are born, all the nutrients we consume are taken in through our navels via the umbilical cord, and distributed to the periphery of our bodies in a pattern that resembles a starfish. In our first six months, our natural breathing pattern looks like a starfish, with the breath movement originating in the abdomen and radiating out into our limbs. Remembering and practicing this breathing pattern can revitalize our asana practice. While all yoga asanas can express this pattern, Utthita Hasta Padanghustasana does it especially well. To practice Utthita Hasta Padanghustasana, begin standing on a thin yoga mat or directly on the floor. Place your feet hips-width
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apart. Close your eyes and become aware of your feet. Feel how the feet constantly make micro-adjustments in order to keep you upright. This is the nature of balance—constant and dynamic. Balance is not about reaching some “perfect” position and holding onto it; it’s about trusting your body’s own proprioceptive awareness to make the adjustments needed to keep you dynamically upright. Balance, then, is about being mindful—and open—to the constant changes inherent in our bodies and in our lives, and responding to these changes with ease. Now shift your body to the right, letting the weight settle into your right foot. Bend your left knee lifting your foot off the floor. Find equilibrium here. When you feel balanced, bend your left knee further until you can hold your left foot with your left hand. You may either take the outside of the foot or curl your index and middle fingers around the inside of your big toe. Place
YOGA POSE OF THE MONTH your right hand on your hip and find stability, feeling how your right foot is constantly shifting to keep your body in balance. (If balance eludes you, you may do this pose standing with your back to a wall and let your buttocks rest against the wall.) Simultaneously begin to unfurl the left leg forward and the right arm out from the shoulder so that they open gradually like a blossoming flower, until both reach full extension. Extend the arm and leg with equal intention, so that they balance each other. Continue to feed your body’s weight into your standing leg. If your hamstrings are tight and you can’t straighten your leg without hunching your body forward, place a strap or belt around your left foot and hold the belt with your left hand. As you unfurl your right arm and left leg, let your hand slide on the strap so that you can fully straighten your leg. In balance poses, our minds tend to be more interested in the parts of the body that are moving and changing. The stable, standing leg, while not as exciting to the mind, is more important, so as you extend your limbs, keep awareness in the standing leg. When you feel stable, explore expansion through all the limbs, including both arms and legs, and the head and tailbone. Let the breath originate at your navel and expand outward so that your asana pulses—expanding on the inhalation and settling on the exhalation. Take five to 10 slow, deep breaths. Then release your hold on the left leg, letting your left foot return to the floor. Return to standing equally on both feet and let your arms rest at your sides. Close your eyes and feel what happened in the pose. How has your body/mind changed? Then repeat the pose on the other side. Expansion comes from stability. Every blossoming tree and flower expands from its roots. So do our bodies. Utthita Hasta Padanghustasana teaches us about the dynamic relationship between openness and stability. We expand on the inhalation and settle on the exhalation. Garudhasana helped you spread your wings to prepare for flight. Padanghustasana takes you airborne. N Charlotte Bell is a yoga teacher at Mindful Yoga Collective, an author of two books, and plays oboe with the Salt Lake Symphony and Red Rock Rondo. She lives in Salt Lake City.
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Healing Mountain Massage School FB 801-355-6300. 363 S. 500 East, Ste. 210 (enter off of 500 East). HEALINGMOUNTAINSPA.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 9/14 Uli Knorr, ND 801.474.3684; 2188 S. Highland Dr. #207. Dr. Knorr will create a Natural Medicine plan for you to optimize your health and live more vibrantly. He likes to educate his patients and offers comprehensive medical testing options. He focuses on hormonal balancing, including thyroid, adrenal, women’s hormones, blood sugar regulation, gastrointestinal disorders and food allergies. 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 WEIGHT LOSS Master Lu’s Health Center 4/14 801.463.1101. 3220 S. State. Do you struggle with weight loss? We can help you lose weight with Master Lu’s Chinese herbal weight loss formula and acupuncture. Chinese medicine is effective for weight loss and managing your weight. Come and see us today at Master Lu’s Health Center. WWW.LUHEALTHCENTER.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 ARTS & CRAFTS Learn to hand spin wool and fibres in Sugar House 6/14 801.550.4232. Beginners workshops. $30. Simple to learn, fun, gentle and relaxing. Life long, sustainable and self-sufficient art. Participants receive a complete spindle kit to keep. Make yarns for crochet, knitting, weaving and other crafts. WWW.FAIRYSPINDLES.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 PHOTOGRAPHY Ceej Photography 5/14 801-455-3722. Salt Lake. My artist’s background makes Ceej Photography unique. Portraits, pets, graduation, engagement, special events/occasions, artwork. Extensive post-processing skills. Digital SLR camera lessons available. CJLESTERART.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 WEALTH MANAGEMENT Harrington Wealth Services 801.673.1294; 801.871.0840 office. Robert Harrington, Wealth Advisor. Client-centered wealth management, retirement planning, IRA rollovers, ROTH IRA’s, 401(k) plans & investing, life insurance. Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC8899 S. 700 E. Ste. 225, Sandy, UT 84070. ROBERT.HARRINGTON@ LPL.COM; WWW.HARRINGTONWEALTHSERVICES.COM
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 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 Meditation for Wellness FB 801-979-0111. 336 E. 900 S. SLC. Cultivate your mind, practice meditation. Through the practice of meditation, a sense of overall happiness and ease arise in the mind, reducing negative emotions and the stresses of modern living. The next Meditation for Wellness course begins January 20, 7 pm, meeting every Monday for six weeks. $80 CULTIVATINGEASE@GMAIL.COM 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. Our knowledgeable, experienced teachers offer classes for all body types and ability levels from Restorative to Power, Yoga Basics to Hot Vinyasa to Yin and Para. First class is free for Utah residents. Introductory Special $39 one month unlimited. WWW.AVENUESYOGA.COM Mountain Yoga—Sandy 801.501.YOGA . 9343 S 1300 E. Offering hot yoga classes to the Salt Lake Valley for the past 10 years. We now also offer Vinyasa, Restorative, Pre/Post-Natal, Kids Yoga and Mat/Barre Pilates Classes in our NEW studio room. Whether you like it hot and intense, calm and restorative, or somewhere in-between, Mountain Yoga Sandy has a class for you. WWW.MOUNTAINYOGASANDY.COM 3/14
Centered City Yoga 9/13 801-521-YOGA (9642). 926 E. 900 S. Centered City Yoga is often likened to that famous TV “hangout” where everybody knows your name, sans Norm (and the beer, of course). We offer more than 100 classes a week, 1,000 hourteacher trainings, monthly retreats and workshops to keep Salt Lake City CENTERED and SANE. WWW.CENTEREDCITYYOGA.COM THE SHOP Yoga Studio 10/13 435-649-9339. Featuring Anusara Yoga. Inspired fun and opening in one of the most amazing studios in the country. Classes, Privates, and Therapeutics with certified and inspired Anusara instructors. Drop-ins welcome. 1167 Woodside Ave., P.O Box 681237, Park City, UT 84068. WWW.PARKCITYYOGA.COMB
PSYCHIC ARTS & INTUITIVE SCIENCES ANGEL READINGS Lisa Rasmussen, ATP®, CHT 11/14 951-234-4422. Angel Therapy Practitioner® certified by Doreen Virtue, Ph D. Offering intuitive counseling and clinical hypnotherapy to assist you in clearing fears and life challenges with guidance from your angels, guides and loved ones. Over 20 years experience. LISARAS4422@GMAIL.COM ASTROLOGY Hands On Astrology 7/14 Jerre Wroble. 801-232-4988. Tired of guessing what you’re here to do? Start 2014 out with renewed enthusiasm while zeroing in on your soul purpose. Astrology and hand analysis, when combined, offer a deeper awareness. Gift certificates available. HANDSONASTROLOGY@GMAIL.COM
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Salt Lakeâ€™s most experienced and creative Mindful Yoga Join teachers. All levels welcome! Collective empower your individual soul language. Chakra Drawings interpret your unique blueprint. Vocal toning and energy work brings internal harmony, allowing healing and soul awareness. Learn your soul-body language, soul purpose or how to incorporate the enlightened 5th dimension into your everyday life. Readings, guidance, metaphysical teachings, workshops, classes. WWW.EMILYSPIRIT.COM
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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 PSYCHIC/TAROT READINGS Croneâ€™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 MRâ€™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.
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ances accepted, Several counselors available. Sliding fee scale available. WWW.ABCSLC.COM Marianne Felt, MT-BC, CMHC 9/14 801-524-0560, 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.
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 dif-
ficult 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
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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.
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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 awareness and serenity while working with nature. Traditional office visits are also available; downtown and Cottonwood areas.
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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.
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Inner Light Center Spiritual Community 10/14 801.462.1800. 4408 S. 500 E., SLC. An interspiritual sanctuary that goes beyond religion into mystical realms. Access inner wisdom, deepen divine connection, enjoy an accepting, friendly community. Events & classes. Sunday Celebration: 10 a.m.; WWW.INNERLIGHTCENTER.NET
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Dancing Cranes. 673 E Simpson Ave, 801.486.1129, DANCINGCRANESIMPORTS.COM FB
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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
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Two Arrows Zen Center (formerly Boulder Mountain Zendo). 230 S. 500 W., #155, SLC. 801.532.4975. WWW.BOULDERMOUNTAINZENDO.ORG
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
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FB 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 Anderson-Foothill Library 1135 S 2100 E. WWW.RUMIPOETRYCLUB.COM
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Osho Zen Tarot: Clinging to the Past, The Master, Compromise Medicine Cards: Beaver, Turtle, Frog Mayan Oracle: Dissonance, Chuen, Akbal Ancient Egyptian Tarot: The Universe, Ace of Wands, The Magician Aleister Crowley Deck: Luxury, Science, Ruin Healing Earth Tarot: Shaman, Eight of Wands Words of Truth: Judgment, Future, Brilliance, Conflict
ometimes intelligence and cleverness are detriments. When you are clever, you can manipulate situations in such a way that keep you from having to grow. Compromises are sometimes a way for your ego to maintain a certain amount of control, preventing you from being fully in the moment. There are ways to compromise in which you are attempting to meet another person at the halfway mark in order to understand their point of view; the intent is to work towards harmony. That is a lovely way to compromise. But then there are moments in which you are caving in and actually betraying your own truth. We do this for approval or sometimes to avoid conflict. But this type of compromise will leave a bitter taste in your mouth. April is full of challenges. You will want to dig deep and make movements even though those movements seem challenging. Anything started now will work if your intent is clear and honorable. Think of it as if things are boiling below the surface; it would probably be best to stir that pot rather than let it explode. Things will be coming to the surface for you to address. This is a time to take a look at your impulses; look before you leap. You might also feel more tired and slightly accidentprone so pay attention and stay present. Avoid obsessing about what is not fair in your life. Get honest with yourself. Notice where you have been accepting something on the surface but in actuality it has been
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creating divisiveness and conflict. Instead of being passive-aggressive, find another way to address an old issue. Change your behavior. Sometimes it is only through discomfort and dissonance that we realize what is not working. Your choice
If you have been bluffing your way through life, that play is no longer going to fool anybody. from the past has been based on keeping the peace and minimizing conflict. But now you are the one in conflict and you are recognizing that you are losing energy and it is time to do something else. This is going to require all your intuitive skills and seeking out new knowledge and ways to cope. The best way is to express your truth in an honest and authentic way. I know that is not always possible and with April being full of lunar and solar eclipses, let’s just say for some of you, your life will be turned upside down. Anything that has been weighing you down in relationship is bound to surface. April will force you to change how you interact with others. Sometimes that means life takes on the form of some sort of loss. But see that loss
as an opportunity for freedom in order for you to move forward. April is so action-packed that you will probably feel yanked around quite a bit. If you have been unwilling to change, than big surprises will probably happen. It is time to put the cards on the table and ante up to what is your responsibility. If you have been bluffing your way through life, that play is no longer going to fool anybody. April has a strong water element in the cards. This would be a great time to do a juice cleanse or any type of detox that your body is asking for. It will also tend to bring rain and there are places that really need a lot of water. So I am hopeful to the cleansing and healing element of rain supporting your process this month. Get ready, brace yourself for big shifts, and listen to your intuition because you will feel as if you are going into an abyss either inside or outside. Keep as playful of an attitude as possible. Let go of judgment and old conflict. Use your mind and find alternative methods to handle old situations. It is time to discover how to become the master of your own awareness. April clears out the old in a storm of change which will allow the new to emerge. N Suzanne Wagner is the author of numerous books and CDs on the tarot and creator of the Wild Women app. She now lives in California, but visits Utah for classes and readings frequently. SUZWAGNER.COM
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We support those who support our community. Did you know that members* of KCPW, KRCL, KUED, KUER & Red Butte Gardens get 10% off of all regular-priced items at fun & frolic consignment shop? Every day since we opened!
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THE BEAT GOES ON! Music of the Baby Boomers May / 8 pm Abravanel Hall Jack Everly, Conductor
Guest conductor Jack Everly has a time machine! Be transported back to the 1960s in a musical celebration of the Baby Boom generation. The program features songs of the Beach Boys, Frankie Valli, and the Beatles as well as classic television themes. Orchestra level seats start at only $18.
RED BUTTE GARDEN Celebrate Spring With Us! ANNUAL SPRING
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