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Lee Udall Bennion is a painter who lives in Spring City, Utah with her potter husband Joe Bennion. Joe also works as a river guide in the Grand Canyon and Lee also makes and sells a salve called Mom's Stuff Salve—Superfood for Skin Lee enjoys an active outdoor life in the wilderness areas near her home in central Utah and that of the southwest. This involves many hours hiking, or in the saddle on her horses in the mountains east of her home, as well as backpacking and river running the desert canyons found in southern Utah and Arizona. The feelings generated by these places she visits and loves are communicated in her paintings by the rich, intense colors of her landscapes even more than by the pictorial elements. Her husband Joe believes the objects Lee sees with her eyes are “transferred as visual information through the

conduit of her soul.” Lee Bennion's distinctive style, with its pensive, elongated figures, is not so much portraiture as her own special harmony between subject, emotional atmosphere, and viewer. She says of her own work, “Although I primarily paint the figure, portraiture is not my main concern. My painting deals with form, color, and feelings foremost. Often a likeness of my model is also found in my paintings, and I enjoy this when it happens. My figures are often slightly distorted, never quite perfect, but hopefully still reflect the warmth and goodness that I feel exists within them. I am most pleased when these feelings reach the viewer, and some kind of dialogue occurs that goes beyond the recognition of the subject. My landscape and still life paintings tell more how I feel about a place or a set of objects that what they actually look like. I take great liberty with colors and form, painting often from memory or with out a lot of direct reference to my subject. I am defiantly not a plein-air painter!” N Lee's paintings can be seen in SLC at David Ericson Fine Art, 418 S 22 W SLC UT 801-533-8245 Her website is LEEUDALLBENNION.COM This four-minute video gives you a glimpse of Lee's paintings and life. HTTP://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=NR34Z7LNVXG


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s I head to Washington, D.C. for the summer, I embrace how fortunate I am to have worked at CATALYST this spring with the chance to learn from my step-mom, Mama G, Greta. CATALYST has always been a part of me. Whether it was that hippy magazine that my parents owned, or the only employment that seemed interesting to me after returning from some months ice-skating in a travelling ice circus in Mexico, until this February I’ve always thought CATALYST was so mysterious. How do John and Gret give birth to one of these babies every month, year after year, with such a small staff, and without ever missing a single press date? You could attribute it to a big ol’ night-of-production super-heroic endurance, some swearing, and the ritualistic Pago burgers, but that would be discounting other important elements. This baby has many parents. They astound and inspire me. There’s Gret, so full of wonder. I’ve always said CAT is like Greta’s environmentalist, psychedelic, community-centered brain artistically throwing up on newsprint every month. Not to mention so freaking intelligent and good-natured—a giggle from Greta can turn any production disaster into no big thing. Then there’s John, my genius dad. Engineering it all, while refreshingly grumbling away in his Don’t Get Me Started column. A psychic predicted him to Greta many years ago, describing him as “a good potbelly stove.” That’s him, 99% of the time wearing

his generic wife beaters from Costco. This month he fires away about a French economist’s findings: Wealth accumulates. Katherine Pioli, rock star staff writer, wilderness firefighter, biker girl, I look up to her in many ways. This month she tackled stories on hydration, bamboo bicycles, and float tanks. Jane Laird, holding down marketing and ad sales; the stuff that keeps this thing afloat, so wise and sweet—also a Facebook whiz. Polly, art director, uber-mom and stained glass artist who busts out beautiful layouts like nobody’s business—the delightfulness gene she and Greta share is so magnificent (Polly is Greta’s niece). Pax Rasmussen—the work ethic on that one! He transitioned to a full time job at the U of U recently, but still handles all of our internet affairs and writes a column, too. I wish I could take a walk in his brain and take notes. Lacey Kniep, who compiles our Calendar and Rocky Lindgren who makes it so good-looking. Suzy Edmunds and Carol Coleman who do the numbers—such wonderful, steadfast people! Not to mention the topnotch contributors; Dennis Hinkamp; this month he has a message for Godzilla, but I think perhaps we could all heed some advice for the barbaric monster inside all of us; Charlotte Bell, who reminds us this month to be humble and realistic with our bodies and disciplined in our ego; Amy Brunvand, who digests all the important environmental information for us; and

Suzanne Wagner, whose perspective of the cosmos always resonates when I read her empowering messages. June is going to be a good month. June marks six months since I woke up from a dream that I was in a Mexican circus. It was beautiful, so other-worldly, so melodramatic, it couldn’t be real. But spending the fall in the Mexican circus was exactly that, a fall. Falling in lust with a fantasy, and falling on the ice—a lot. When the ice is made in two days without a Zamboni, you’re not performing on an ice rink, you’re moon-walking on moguls. (Yep, there was a Michael Jackson number… and trapeze, juggling, clowns, Sleeping Beauty, Prince Charming, Santa Claus, Tarzan—all of it. Dreaming yet?) The thing about falling, though, is that it teaches you to get up. You get over the embarrassment that you fell, and you learn. I learned about trust, façades, relationships, family business, what actual harsh living conditions look like (coffin-sized crawl spaces down by the wheels of the circus semi-trucks for worker families), Catholic society, money, power, machismo, and how the “gypsy lifestyle” ain’t sustainable unless you’ve got an extremely stable, inner grounding. The aura my generation glorifies of a gypsy lifestyle feels great when you’re running on postshow adrenaline and looks pretty in pictures. Especially when you’re wearing red lipstick, fake eyelashes and vibrant eye shadow every single night. Yes, it all looks fabulous on the outside, but what about what’s going on in the inside? When you pay so much attention to your outer presentation (and you live in a Mexican soap opera), it is easy to ignore a lot of inconvenient feelings inside, and in turn you float away from reality. You can pretend you’re in a pleasant, worry-free dream. CATALYST—so tuned into reality: community, culture, what’s intellectually intriguing, and challenging environmental and political issues—thank God for it (and my family), because working here has tuned me back into reality when my dream turned into a nightmare. You can only stay in a dream for so long before you have to wake up. I woke up this spring, and found myself surrounded by immensely knowledgeable coworkers who aren’t afraid to take a deep, honest look at our world and say, “This, with all its imperfections and difficulties, is valuable, and worth paying attention to.” Breathing in acceptance and reality, breathing out denial and fantasy, I’m ready for a wondrous summer. N See Sophie’s circus journey through videos on Sophie Silverstone is a multitalented member of the CATALYST staff and a real trouper. We love Sophie!


admit I’m having a hard time reading Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-first Century (2014: Harvard University Press), the much-touted as well as taunted book by the French economist. I am still working my way through the 577-page volume. I hope you will forgive me if I have to revamp some conclusions after I’ve read and understand the entire work. The French economist’s work is a monumental undertaking that touches much of economic theory of the last 200 years. I find it difficult to read more than a paragraph before I need to wiki some point of economic theory, or think through the implications for our economic system of some point he has made. I’ve actually found the best way to read uninterrupted is while walking Salt Lake’s long blocks on



Capital in the 21st century

Are we heading to an “apocalyptic end to capitalism”? BY JOHN DEJONG same conclusion: Wealth tends to accumulate at the highest economic tiers. Marx had little or no data to support his thesis and offered no direction as to how an economy without capital, his solution to the problem of wealth accumulation, would function (to many people’s regret). Piketty, on the other hand, has the data and he doesn’t want to do away with capital. His solution would be to tax very large concentrations of wealth and reset the balance between labor and capital. Not a

Capitalists and economists have had it easy since Karl Marx and his data-free conclusions. But now, with Piketty’s data, the sordid details of wealth accumulation need to be examined and evaluated. my way to work. While it slows my pace, it keeps me on task and hinders me from computer-based research tangents. Reading the book has been like getting the master’s degree in economics I always wished I’d gone back and got. Piketty begins by decrying the intellectual atmosphere (or more succinctly, lack of oxygen) in academia. The economics sphere, anyway, “in which each camp justifies its own intellectual laziness by pointing to the laziness of the other.” It is Piketty’s desire to “unmask certain preconceived or fraudulent notions, and subject all positions to constant critical scrutiny.” Piketty’s first conclusion is that wealth tends to accumulate at the top in the normal functioning of capitalism. Everyone knows that, although some of us are in denial, or have been deceived. But Piketty has marshaled the the data to prove it. Further, and more importantly, only wars and revolutions have effectively redistributed wealth, so far. The right wing knee jerks have held forth from their golden towers and, with a choir-like consistency, condemned Piketty’s book as Marxist or worse. Talk of revolution, even if you are only warning that a continuation of present policies may result in revolutionary upheavals, mortifies what we should call the center right, now that the far right has been taken by people with revolutionary fervor. Piketty and Marx generally reach the


large tax, but enough to keep things fair and just. Piketty’s most important conclusion is this: “For far too long, economists have neglected the distribution of wealth, partly because of [Simon] Kuznets’s optimistic conclusions and partly because of the profession’s undue enthusiasm for simplistic mathematical models based on so-called representative agents.” Kuznets justified the perpetual motion theory of economic growth with an unrep-

resentatively optimistic set of data and got a Nobel prize for it. The resulting “trickle down” theory embraced by Reagan and Thatcher among others essentially says that the microscopic benefits that accrue to the poorest in society justify the unjust accumulation of wealth at the top. Advocates of the “If you build it they will come (and spend their money)” theory never want to answer the questions “Where will they come from?” and “What other things won’t they spend their money on?” So, every new mall/supermarket/megamultiplex steals customers from all the other malls/supermarkets/megamultiplexes. Downtown Salt Lake City is a testament to that one. The real work begins with what has to be Piketty’s main point: “Inequality is not necessarily bad in itself: The key question is to decide whether it is justified, whether there are reasons for it.” Capitalists and economists have had it easy since Karl Marx and his data-free conclusions. Nobody wanted to accept the theory that capital accumulated unjustly or otherwise, so there was no need to examine the details of such accumulation. But now, with Piketty’s data, the sordid details of wealth accumulation need to be examined and evaluated. In most cases, the inequalities aren’t justified. The reasons only serve the interests of the very wealthy and the wealthcare industry that serves them. Banking

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and investment regulations that favor the very rich, markets that function as monopolies, usurious interest rates on credit cards and private debt: Whatever it is, our capitalistic economic system is shot through with advantages for the wealthy. Many capitalists believe that these unfair advantages as essential to the proper working of capitalism, kind of like grease on the great wheel of the economy. It is Piketty’s desire to avoid Marx’s prediction of “an apocalyptic end to capitalism: Either the rate of return on capital would diminish (thereby killing the engine of accumulation), or capital’s share of national income would increase indefinitely (which sooner or later would unite the workers in revolt). In either case, no stable socioeconomic or political equilibrium was possible.” There are at least two ways to avoid an apocalyptic end to the story. One would be to impose a world-wide wealth tax, a near impossibility, given the advantages of wealth in our political system. The other would be to eliminate unjustified advantages of capital accumulation. A tedious task but a much more likely prospect. In future columns I would like to investigate the various unjust advantages that pervade our economic system. And, I’ll keep you up to date on my progress with Piketty’s book. N John deJong is associate publisher of CATALYST.

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June 6 marks the grand opening of the Sugar House Draw, a new pedestrian/ bicycle tunnel that joins Sugar House Park with the Sugar House business district. The tunnel is part of a new east/west segment of Parley’s Trail that passes through Hidden Hollow, a natural area of Parley’s Creek that was very nearly paved over to become a parking lot for a shopping mall. In 1990, a group of students from Hawthorne Elementary School discovered Hidden Hollow and started an effort to save it from development. Pretty soon students from other schools joined the effort. CATALYST documented the project from the beginning. Our editor wrote, “Hidden Hollow my not be your idea of nature. But I think children love it because they recognize that in a world in which everything is sanitary, controlled, plasticized, predictable and efficient...there is no soul... No adventure.” Then-Sugar House Chamber of Commerce President Lester G. Reese called the students’ efforts “a well-meaning but unwise environmental project” that he believed would jeopardize the revival of the Sugar House business district. The kids envisioned an outdoor ecology classroom, but ironically preserving Hidden Hollow has also turned out to be essential to maintaining the vitality of the Sugar House business district. A 2013 city planning document notes that expanding transportation without destroying the unique character of the neighborhood means “making better use of transit, managing parking supply more carefully, and increasing walkability and bikeability.” The developers and business types who opposed Hidden Hollow preservation thought that they would be acting in the best interests of business by adding a few extra parking spaces, but in the long run those grade school kids who instinctively recognized the enormous value of a small unloved stretch of Parley’s Creek, had a far more enlivening vision for the future of the city. Ribbon Cutting, The Draw at Sugar House Park, 10:30 am: JANEJACOBSWALK.ORG/SALT-LAKE-CITY-UTAHTHE-DRAW-AT-SUGARHOUSE-GRAND-OPENING/ Sugarhouse Streetscape Amenities Plan (April, 2013) SLCDOCS.COM/PLANNING/PLANNING COMMISSION/2013/00799.PDF

Daylighting hidden water in SLC In many urban areas (the Wasatch Front included) rivers and streams are neglected and forgotten, buried in pipes beneath the pavement. However, a report from American Rivers says that restoring hidden urban waters to the surface provides benefits such as reducing polluted runoff, controlling flooding and improving urban livability. Declaring that water should be celebrated rather than taken for granted, a group of Urban Ecology students from the University


of Utah recently started a non-profit “Seven Canyon Trust” with the mission “to uncover the water that once flowed freely from City, Red Butte, Parley’s, Emigration, Mill, Little Cottonwood and Big Cottonwood Creeks: restoring health, beauty, connection, and kinship between the seven creeks, their communities, and the natural environment.” In May University of Utah students also launched Friends of Red Butte Creek, with the agenda of “better incorporating Red Butte Creek into campus life, student education, and global research on urban streams.” Seven Canyons Trust: SEVENCANYONSTRUST.ORG; Friends of Red Butte Creek: REDBUTTECREEK.UTAH.EDU; AMERICANRIVERS.ORG/NEWSROOM/RESOURCES/DAYLIGHTINGSTREAMS-BREATHING-LIFE-INTO-URBAN-STREAMS-AND-COMMUNITIES/

Bicycle-friendly Utah Have you noticed that it’s getting easier to get places by bike? The League of American Bicyclists has rated Utah as the 8th most bicycle friendly state in 2014. This is Utah’s highest ranking to date. In 2013, Utah was ranked #14, and earned a dismal #31 in 2011, which goes to show how quickly things are improving. Phil Sarnoff, executive director of Bike Utah, credits the dramatic improvements to collaboration fostered by a Statewide Active Transportation Coordinating Committee that was formed in 2013. Bicycle Friendly Ranking: BIKELEAGUE.ORG/CONTENT/ RANKING. Bike Utah: BIKEUTAH.ORG

In a hotter, drier climate there won’t be enough water to cool coal or nuclear power plants which makes a transition to renewable energy essential.

Climate change in the Southwest The National Climate Change Assessment program has released a new report describing climate change scenarios for the Southwest. Water is a major concern, and the report predicts, “Severe and sustained drought will stress water sources, already over-utilized in many areas, forcing increasing competition among farmers, energy producers, urban dwellers, and plant and animal life for the region’s most precious resource.” In a hotter, drier climate there won’t be enough water to cool “thermal power plants,” (which means coal or nuclear), which makes a transition to renewable

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Oil shale vs. beardtongue White River Beardtongue sounds like the name of a dragon from Lord of the Rings, but it’s actually a rare snapdragon that grows only on oil-shale outcrops in Utah and Colorado and it’s threatened by impending large scale strip-mining in the Uinta Basin. The State of Utah is trying to keep two species, Graham’s and White River beardtongue, off of the federal endangered species list by writing their own conservation plan, but the Center for Biological Diversity slams the Utah plan because it “does not provide strong enough protections to ensure the plants’ recovery and would remain in place for 15 years — enough time that the species could be pushed to the brink of extinction.” Public comments on the Draft Conservation Agreement, due July 7, 2014: FWS.GOV/MOUNTAINPRAIRIE/PRESSREL/2014/05052014_GRAHAMS_AND_ WHITE_RIVER_BEARDTONGUE.PHP

Salt Creek is (still) not a road In April the 10th Circuit Court found that a creek in Canyonlands National Park is still not a road. Salt Creek is a freshwater stream that flows through the Needles district and the area has the highest recorded density of archaeological sites in the park. The Park Service closed the area to motor vehicles in 1998 due to environmental damage. Ever since then, San Juan County has initiated a series of lawsuits claiming that Salt Creek is a “highway” according to the 1866 Mining Act and trying to force Canyonlands National Park to let jeeps drive in the creek. Conservation groups working to keep jeeps out of Salt Creek are Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, Sierra Club, Grand Canyon Trust, National Parks Conservation Association and The Wilderness Society. The Utah Attorney General’s Office says that despite 16 years of failing to prove that Salt Creek is a road, the State intends to keep on spending taxpayer money trying to grab state control over 1,200 other routes that cross federal public lands.

Book Cliffs Highway? Former Grand County Councilman Bill Hedden says that recurring plans to build a highway through Utah’s Book Cliffs is “proof that no truly terrible idea ever goes away.” The Bureau of Land Management’s Vernal Field Office is proposing to slice a new paved highway through Sego Canyon from Vernal to Crescent Junction, disecting up one of the largest roadless areas remaining in the U.S. outside of Alaska. The purpose of building the highway would be to facilitate fossil fuel development and block Book Cliffs wilderness designation.

SLIGHTLY OFF CENTER BY DENNIS HINKAMP Dear Godzilla Dear Godzilla: I hope this finds you happy and well. I was unable to find your email, but I hope your personal assistant will direct this letter to you via social media. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you back to the movie business. I know that in these times of short attention spans, YouTube and video games it is difficult for an aging monster to find challenging roles. As a fellow traveler down the potholeriddled road of life I feel a strange kinship with you. We have grown up and old together. I know you are proud and strongwilled but please accept my puny attempts at advice for what they are worth. I have found semi-joy in life by following these simple precepts. Diet and exercise: You seem to swim and walk everywhere so you should have good aerobic capacity, but this can’t compensate for your poor food choices. Sure, it’s fun to eat buildings, cars and fighter jets but is this really the best diet for an aging lizard? Have you considered occasionally laying waste to an orange grove or field of kale? This would also help cleanse you of many of the toxic ingredients you are ingesting. Personal relationships: I think the reason you are cranky most of the time is that you don’t seem to have nurturing relationships in your life. I know you used to hang out with that moth thing and some kind of flying turtle but they didn’t seem like healthy relationships. These are more liberal times than when you started out; people are less judgmental about how and to whom you express your love. Perhaps there is a whale you could share your time with. Or, maybe a pet elephant might satisfy your nurturing instinct.

Rest and relaxation: While I don’t claim to be an expert herpetologist, I do know that lizards are cold blooded. They seem to derive pleasure and warmth from lying in the sun motionless on rocks unless disturbed. Given your size and surly reputation, I’m guessing you could lie on any rock anywhere for as long as you wanted without anyone bothering you. If you are like me, I think you will find that naps are one of life’s greatest pleasures that have been fully utilized only by dogs. Travel and exploration: It certainly seems that cities annoy you, yet you keep coming back to them. Maybe you just need to spend a little more time in rural areas where the pace of life is slower and there are fewer people shooting at you. Might I suggest the Florida Keys or Cabo San Lucas; both have excellent local food and fruity rum drinks. I think a couple weeks on the beach would change your whole outlook on life. Don’t forget the sunscreen LOL! Retirement planning: I’m having to go through the same thought process myself; what am I going to do when I retire or should I retire at all? How many times can you eat the Golden Gate Bridge before the thrill is gone? I’m sure you have noticed that it takes longer to recover from rigorous rampages as you get older. You wake up and there’s some new ache or pain that seemingly came out of nowhere. OMG, you must have to eat an entire Walgreen’s drug store to get enough ibuprofen to make it through some of those stunts you do. Anyway, thanks for your time. If there is ever a Monster Senior Olympics, you are going to really kick donkey. N Your BFF, Dennis Dennis Hinkamp would like to remind you that not all the characters in this column are real.

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as well.” They squeeze fresh lemons and use fresh roasted red peppers, which they source from Murray-based Firebird Chile Company. Laziz uses conventionally grown beans. Sbeity says that, if one must choose between canned garbanzo beans with an organic label or the conventionally raised dried beans that must be soaked and cooked, the dried beans are healthier. “Our bodies don’t process canned beans as well as rehydrated dried beans,” he says. Laziz is working on getting non-GMO certification for their products, which are already GMO-

While they hold court in the kitchen, Sbeity and Kitchen hope their case will make it to the Supreme Court.

Live, love, Laziz Their new T-shirts say it all: “Our favorite hummusexuals” STORY AND PHOTOS BY BOBBI LEWIN


he Arabic word, Laziz, means tasty, enjoyable, and lighthearted. Derek Kitchen and Moudi Sbeity couldn’t have chosen a better word to label their brand of Middle Eastern spreads. I first became aware of these guys in December when Utah’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples was ruled unconstitutional. Kitchen and Sbeity are one of the three couples who filed the lawsuit in March 2013 challenging Utah’s discriminatory marriage laws. On a Saturday visit to the Downtown Winter Market, my husband and I sought out the Laziz booth. Kitchen and Sbeity’s warm smiles and welcoming demeanor drew us in first, and then they offered a taste of their creamy garbanzo bean dip. We became immediate fans. Kitchen and Sbeity met five years ago through a social networking site while both were at college in different Utah cities. They began dating and eventually Sbeity moved to Salt Lake where Kitchen lived and they began cooking together. “I guess we bonded over food more than anything,” says Kitchen. They began making weekly pre-cooked meals for friends to take home and reheat. Soon they were getting requests for the hummus they occa-

sionally included in the meals. Even random strangers got hooked on the delicious spread, adapted from an old Sbeity family recipe. “We figured we were on to something,” says Kitchen. They applied to the Downtown Farmers Market in 2012 and were accepted on a part-time basis. Soon they started seeing encouraging enthusiasm for their product. Kitchen says it’s the creaminess of Laziz hummus that sets it apart. Pressurecooking the dried garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas) and removing the skins is the secret, I’m told. With such a positive reception, Kitchen and Sbeity added two more products to the Laziz line: muhammara, a delicious blend of roasted red peppers, pomegranate molasses and walnuts; and toum, a strong garlic spread, with olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon juice. A main tenet of their business is a commitment to healthy food systems, says Sbeity. They source locally where they can, but lemons, sesame seeds and garbanzo beans just don’t grow in Utah. They are currently looking for a farmer to grow onions for them. Olive oil and tahini they import from Lebanon, as well as spices. They tell me that local “is key, but quality is key

free. At their solar-powered Artspace kitchen, Sbeity and Kitchen compost their green waste through Momentum Recycling and recycle all their glass and plastic. Their deliveries are made in person, to local stores, in a Prius and they hope to further increase their company’s sustainability as time goes on. While the two men hold court in the kitchen, Sbeity and Kitchen are also in and out of court. After giving oral arguments at Denver’s 10th circuit court on April 10, they are waiting to hear if their case will make it to the U.S. Supreme Court. “This lawsuit is a passion of ours,” says Kitchen, “but it’s become somewhat of a second job.” Once Kitchen and Sbeity are able to turn their full attention back to Laziz, they want to resume their popular cooking classes. They also plan on expanding, with new products such as frozen falafel and maybe even opening their own deli. This summer, Laziz will be a new sponsor of the Downtown Farmers Market where Laziz so recently got its start. As for wedding plans, Kitchen and Sbeity are waiting for the outcome of their case. When it does happen, you can bet Laziz foods will be served at the reception. N

You can find Laziz spreads at the Downtown Farmers Market (opening this month at Pioneer Park) and at various local grocery stores. See their website at WWW.LAZIZFOODS.COM



News and ideas for a healthier, more sustainable future


Dirty Dozen’s 2014 Shopper Guide Environmental Working Group has released their 2014 Shopper Guide to Pesticides in Produce, including their “Dirty Dozen” list of most-contaminated fruits and vegetables. If you buy a mixture of organic and conventional, choose organic for these: apples, strawberries, grapes, celery and peaches.

But this year, they’ve added a ‘Dirty Dozen Plus’ section: Since the method of determining ‘most contaminated’ is by measuring the amount of pesticide left on the produce after washing and preparing for eating, they felt they had to add an additional section. Avoid conventional hot peppers, kale and collards, because while there was less residue detected, it was of particularly toxic varieties (organophosphates and carbamate insecticides no longer detected widely on other produce, either because of binding legal restrictions or voluntary phase-outs). The cleanest produce were avocados, sweet corn, pineapples, cabbage and frozen sweet peas. EWG.ORG

Minnesota bans triclosan Minnesota has become the first state to ban triclosan, an antibacterial agent used in soaps, detergents and even toothpaste. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration last year released a report showing that triclo san doesn’t even really work, and worse, can be toxic and possibly contribute to the breeding of resistant bacteria. Possibly contributing to the legislation was a study released last year by the University of Minnesota showing increased amounts of triclosan in several Minnesota lakes.


Let them eat cake In April, the Salt Lake Tribune reported that the Utah Transit Authority doubled executives’ bonuses last year—while seeking a tax hike to restore bus service cut during the recession. To give you an idea of the kind of money we are talking about: UTA spent $1.74 million on bonus, up from about $870,000 in 2012. The biggest individual bonuses were around $30,000, up from $25,000 in 2012—on top of compensation packages exceeding $300,000 per person in some cases. The Tribune also, aptly, pointed out that Gov. Gary Herbert’s total compensation in 2013 was $151,294 (with no bonus). With Salt Lake City currently holding a record for the most expensive public transit system, I have to wonder why we’re rewarding these guys. TINYURL.COM/UTABONUSES

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Go drink a glass of water Keith Stevens, OMD, talks about hydration BY KATHERINE PIOLI


here is a phrase I learned as a wildland firefighter, “hydrate or die.” We said it to each other mostly in jest, though in the back of our minds we must have known that, in our line of work, it carried literal truth. Some of the men I worked with carried two gallons, 16 pounds, of water in their packs each day and finished every drop. As a woman working fire I learned to walk a delicate line between hydration and dehydration, drinking only enough to keep me sweating and working but not so much that I had to sneak off and pee. If I could get through the day without watering a plant it was a success. But in my third year of fire I learned an important lesson. On a wildfire outside of Tooele, on a cloudless day in the middle of August, a member of my team collapsed. Practically unresponsive with a dangerously rapid heart rate and clammy pale skin, she had all the symptoms of dehydration and heat exhaustion. She had, in fact, exhibited warning signs hours earlier, stumbling on the trail and falling behind on the hike, but we had not heeded the signs. Now she lay on the trail, hours from medical help. Fortunately, most people will never encounter such a scenario. But it can still serve as a good reminder to us all, now, as the summer heat approaches, to start taking hydration seriously, making it a daily measurement of good health, as important as eating fruits and vegetables or getting out for exercise. Water is essential to a well functioning body. About 60% of our body weight is water. It makes up a

quarter of our bone mass, threequarters of our brain, and 80% of our blood. With so much H2O in our bodies, it makes sense that it’s involved in almost every bodily function from lubricating our brain and cushioning our joints to transporting nutrients and carrying away waste to regulating our internal body temperature. Maintaining good hydration means that all of these functions run smoothly, but it’s all too easy, and all to common, to forget. On a normal day, the human body loses about one half to one gallon of water just through perspiration, breathing and urinating. Thirst is our body signaling that it’s low on this vital fluid. So we drink a glass of water and call it good. But is it? Most people, according to Salt Lake acupuncturist Keith Stevens, are constantly running on dehydrated bodies, suffering physical effects that they blame on other sources. “Trying to function normally with a dehydrated body is like trying to run a restaurant on the busiest day of the year after firing half the staff. It’s a lot of stress on the system,” says Stevens, a slender, muscular man, who knows all about hydration’s effect on the body from personal experience as a climber and an athlete. Water, Stevens believes, is often the number one underlying factor in health and he monitors his patients’ hydration closely. Emotional problems, insomnia, rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, lethargy, weakness, irritable bowel syndrome, vomiting—for a mountaineer these could be signs of elevation sickness. For an average human on a normal workday, they could be signs of any number of very serious health issues. But

walk into Stevens’ office and you will likely receive this question, “How much water have you had to drink today?” Remember that more than half of the body is made up of water. Plasma, the liquid portion of blood that contains red and white blood cells, is 92% water. So what happens when the body is dehydrated? For one, blood can become more concentrated and blood pressure can

Water is the hidden lubricant to every functioning component on our complex human machine. fall. Even mild dehydration which, according to the American Heart Association, is as little at 1-2% of body weight, can cause dizziness, weakness and nausea—physical symptoms associated with low blood pressure. Water is the hidden lubricant to every functioning component on our complex human machine. Think you are suffering from arthritis? Do you experience sore and swollen knees after a long run? Try drinking more water. Cartilage in the body is made mainly of water. Cartilage cushions in our joints can’t adequately repair without enough water. Chronic dehydration,

especially for an active person, can cause long term damage to joints. Can’t digest food well? Suffering from heartburn? Try drinking water. When we eat, acids are released to our stomachs to break down food. The pancreas then releases a neutralizing agent so that the acidic contents can pass gently through the intestine. But without enough water, the pancreas can’t do its job, delaying the digestive process and sometimes even allowing stomach acids to rise into the esophagus causing heartburn. So how much water should we be drinking? “Bodies tell us we’re hungry long before we really need food, but when we start feeling thirsty we’re already way behind the curve,” says Stevens. At minimum, says Stevens, drink eight cups of water throughout each day—on very active days, even more. Think about it as drinking a glass of water every hour. This amount may seem excessive at first. Bodies adapt to being dehydrated. Yes, you may pee more often. But over time the body will work its way back to a well-hydrated state and begin absorbing the fluid and putting it to work. As to our fallen firefighter that summer day years ago: My crew abandoned their assignment on the fire and spent two hours cutting out a landing zone for a helicopter evacuation. After a day in the hospital getting life-saving fluid pumped into her veins, she returned to camp and a few days later was back to work. We all learned a lesson. N Katherine Pioli is a Catalyst staff writer.

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Motherhood, heroin and ibogaine What I’ve learned about addiction and recovery BY PAIGE GUION

Editor’s note: In March 2011, CATALYST published Paige Guion’s story of her daughter’s fight against heroin addiction. She and her daughter had found some hope for recovery with ibogaine, an extract from an African shrub used clandestinely as a medicine for overcoming addiction cravings. Ibogaine is listed by the USDA as a Schedule I substance (illegal and dangerous). It is unregulated in many other countries, including Canada. At the time of writing, the ibogaine had seemed to work. Guion’s story reported eight months of post-treatment sobriety. Her daughter had even begun making plans to travel and teach. But tempering the good news, Guion confronted the fact that addiction is also made up of people and habits and can rise up again if old patterns are not broken. Three years later, Guion and her daughter’s story continues.


ast winter my daughter Abby spent nearly two weeks in the ICU. She received a cocktail of IV antibiotics for an abscessed spleen. A spleen infarcted by

IV heroin use. The flow of blood occluded—bacteria or fungi had burrowed deep into the rich agar, germinated and swelled to unwholesome proportions leaving her febrile and disoriented. I wish I could say that our lives, after Abby’s first ibogaine treatment, were a succession of triumphs and joys but we have taken the more common road, a serpentine path through relapse and recovery. In four years she has had three ibogaine treatments, each leading to varying lengths of abstinence— three months, eight, six. Thomas Kingsley Brown in his study “Ibogaine in the Treatment of Substance Dependence” reports that 32 of 33 IV heroin users showed no signs or only mild symptoms of opiate withdrawal 72 hours after being treated. Ibogaine physically detoxes people 99% of the time. But detoxing is just the first step in the process of recovery. A miraculous beginning— but the elusive keys to building a sober life are hidden in the small acts of day-to-day living. Culturally, we have been hypno-

tized by the mainstream model of addiction treatment. Ideas inherited from pop psychology—tough love, co-dependency, enabling—leave families stranded and hopeless. Popular programs like Dr. Phil, Dr. Drew and The Interventionist perpetuate myths about addiction treatment. What they don’t say, while they suggest we run out and get our loved one checked into a 90-day inpatient rehab immediately, is that the cost

system whose relapse rates are 4060% within the first year is estimated to be $35 billion in 2014. Annie M. Fletcher in her book Inside Rehab cites a confounding survey that suggests seven out of 10 people who do recover actually do it on their own by attending self-help groups or working with an independent therapist. We must radically change the paradigm of addiction treatment.

“The grief of a parent of an addict can be far more difficult to cope with than the grief of a parent whose child has died. Psychologically, no matter how tragic the loss, the human spirit can adjust to certainty far more readily than it can adjust to uncertainty.” can be tens of thousands of dollars. Insurance rarely covers inpatient treatment for opiate addiction. Yet many people go to rehab again and again, the implication being that the client has somehow failed, not the system. National spending on a

As the mother of a child addicted and as an emergency room nurse, I watch helplessly as desperate families bring their addicted loved ones to the hospital pleading for help. Our medical system has nothing to offer. Usually the most effective

treatment I can give is my empathy. Relapse is a sleeping serpent; it wakes slowly, heaving its gargantuan body from the center of the addict’s brain revealing its supernatural proportions. All of my daughter’s treasures fall away as it consumes everything—friendships, family, her beautiful life destroyed. There are alternatives, dynamic approaches that are more accessible because they are not as cost-prohibitive as inpatient treatment. Their efficacy in supporting and maintaining sobriety may be more beneficial than our current one-planfits-all model. We must be creative and follow our intuition while ferreting out these therapies. With each round in our battle with addiction, we glean what has worked, discard what hasn’t and try new ideas—piecing together a mosaic of therapies, a framework around which a sober life can be built. Ibogaine will always be our first step in recovery because it detoxes without the need for opiate replacement medications such as Suboxone which, Abby complains, keeps her tied into the mentality of addiction. Suboxone can be a lifesaving option but it can be difficult to get an appointment with a prescribing doctor, is costly and at least in the beginning, requires frequent urine drug tests and follow-up appointments. Active addiction holds hostage the body’s ability to produce the feel-good neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, leaving the recovering addict feeling a monotone gloom. Exercise is vital during recovery, bathing the jumpy nervous system in varying degrees of tranquility and wellbeing. Phoenix Multisport is a nonprofit organization based in Colorado with chapters in Boulder, Denver and Colorado Springs. Phoenix’s goal is to expand people’s sober community while creating a safe environment. They host daily events which are all free of charge—rock climbing, cycling, kayaking—the only requirement is sobriety. I have considered helping Abby, who had been a competitive snow boarder in her early teens, relocate to a sober living house in Colorado where she could build a new life around a supportive and active community. In the past Abby has tried antidepressants. The list of possible side effects is often longer than the list of rewards. Psilocybin mushrooms may be an alternative to antidepressants. Research from Imperial College London suggests these little fungi, after one psychoactive trip, may potentiate a sense of well-being for months afterward. * * * When Abby finally calls, it has been three months since I’ve heard from her. She has no address and no ID as far as I know. I’ve combed through the last cell phone bill we’d paid when she was living at home and called or texted every number she’d dialed more than once—“If you see

Abby, will you please let her know her mom loves her and to call when she’s able? Thank you.” I’m at work when she calls. I offer to bring her lunch. We meet somewhere off State Street and sit by Big Cottonwood Creek—a culvert of concrete and chain link fence. She has the most beautiful mane of chestnut hair. It’s matted and dusty, tucked under a baseball cap. Her hands are swollen and red—I worry there may be an abscess festering under her sleeve. She wears a green bandana tied around her neck but I catch a glimpse of the angry vein of scabs following her external jugular vein. I try not to look. If it just weren’t so close to her airway, her carotid, her heart—a welcoming mat for infection. We sit together on the bank eating Crown Burgers. A pair of Canada Geese swim below us. We feed them bits of French fries. She tells me sto-

Ibogaine physically detoxes people 99% of the time. It’s a miraculous beginning— but the elusive keys to building a sober life are hidden in the small acts of day-to-day living.

* * * Traditionally, addiction treatment has focused on the abstinence-only model. Another option for reducing the dangers of IV drug use is called harm reduction therapy—a set of strategies whose most elemental tenant is to minimize the harmful effects of drug use. For Abby, for now, that may mean smoking heroin rather than shooting up. Dr. Andrew Tatarsky is a pioneer in the development of Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy—a therapeutic model based on the sound public health principles of harm reduction. Addicts aren’t stigmatized, abstinence isn’t required, and there are no deadlines for sobriety. It’s a therapy model that “meets the addict where they are.” Evidence on drug treatment suggests a supportive, gradual approach is more effective than a harsh, confrontational one. The Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA) is a cost-effective outpatient one-on-one therapeutic model that strives to improve the addict’s social skills, enhance relationships, increase positive social interactions, eliminate substance use problems and help develop tools for navigating stressors. Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) uses the core ideas of CRA and also teaches family and friends effective strategies for helping their loved one to change. CRAFT works to affect the loved one’s behavior by changing the way the family interacts while avoiding detachment, confrontation or humiliation. * * *

ries of fights with friends and the law. I offer ideas for our next do-it-yourself rehab. I suggest she consider smoking heroin rather than shooting up in her neck. Recognition skitters across her face. Our eyes meet and she blinks. The shadow of our mythic opponent moves between us. I put my arm around her shoulder, pull her toward me and kiss her forehead. She listens. We don’t fight and I’m grateful.

In early spring, I spent a cold rainy day at the planetarium with my youngest son. Clouds hung low on the foothills; the streets were empty. I sat on a bench reading while the kids played with artificial clouds, learned about tornadoes and discovered the phases of the moon. A black haired little girl in a red dress with crinolines and black patent leather shoes toddled toward me, picked up the book I’d been reading, put it in her mouth and drooled down the spine. I see my daughter at the same age. She’s standing on the top bar of an old one-speed cruiser we named ‘Clouse’ looking into the camera, squinting into the bright sun, leaning into the curve of her dad’s arm, fearless and trusting, pigtails suspended in air. “She loves books,” the little girl’s dad says, taking it out of her mouth and holding it toward me. “Oh! So does my daughter,” I want to say but can’t. The tears are sudden, earnest and unexpected. I smile and take the book from his hand. I fumble for equilibrium. I call this the Ouroboros wheel of grief—a feedback loop through relapse and recovery. A hollow ache defines her absence in my life. * * *

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When I miss her, I close my eyes and send filaments of myself weaving through the cosmos, searching for her, and I whisper, “I love you, baby girl. Please come home.” In his book Amazing Grief: A Healing Guide for Parents of Young Addicts, Reverend Charles F. Harper writes, “The grief of a parent of an addict can be far more difficult to cope with than the grief of a parent whose child has died. Psychologically, no matter how tragic the loss, the human spirit can adjust to certainty

Resources Tabernanthe Iboga: The Iboga shrub is native to Western Central Africa. The root bark contains ibogaine, a powerful hallucinogen, which is used as a sacrament in the practice of Bwiti in Cameroon and Gabon. There is a plethora of empirical data that suggests ibogaine can physically detox people addicted to opiates, stave off symptoms of withdrawal and circumvent the need for opiate replacement medications such as methadone and suboxone. PubMed has 352 scientific articles pertaining to ibogaine: NCBI.NEL.GOV/PUBMED/ Ayahuasca: A psychedelic brew of various plant infusions. Employed for divinatory and healing purposes by the native peoples of Amazonian Peru.


far more readily than it can adjust to uncertainty.” Pauline Boss elaborates, “With death, there is official certification of loss, and mourning rituals allow one to say good-bye. With ambiguous loss, none of these markers exist. The persisting ambiguity blocks cognition, coping, meaningmaking and freezes the grief process.” I moved deep into my silence. My husband and I separated. Sound and music became irritants. The radio caused an electrical storm in my brain that interrupted coherent thought. I left everyone and everything. With our youngest son I moved to a cabin, surrounded by national forest, with only a wood stove for heat. I didn’t know I was grieving until I found the most beautiful book, The Grieving Garden: Living with the Death of a Child. I pulled up a seat next to parents in the book, listened to their stories, buried my face in

Books Reverend Charles F. Harper. Amazing Grief: A Healing Guide for Parents of Young Addicts Suzanne Redfern & Susan K. Gilbert. The Grieving Garden: Living with the Death of a Child Anne M. Fletcher. Inside Rehab: The Surprising Truth About Addiction Treatment—and How to Get Help That Works Pauline Boss. Ambiguous Grief: Learning to Live with Unresolved Grief YouTube Ricky Boggs. Alcohol and Addiction—How it Affects the Brain


my hands and wept cathartic elephant tears for all I’d lost. In the silence, I began to heal. Ayahuasca came into my life. She holds my hand and we dive into the darkness together, each time rising to the surface with a new gem we lift toward the light. It is not easy work, and I am always terrified, but I am learning to trust. When I become afraid, I chant, “Be gentle with me, Momma, I trust you, thank you for healing my heart,” and with great conviction she says, “You be gentle with you!” Early in my life with addiction, the goal was to get Abby clean. If she could just get sober, my life would return to normal; I’d pick up where I left off. But that is no longer the goal. My family has been reshaped by addiction—relationships unraveled; a marriage frayed and mended, a tangle of thread that was once a familiar tapestry. I’ve moved closer to town, but not too

close. For Mother’s Day, I asked my husband for the new Natalie Merchant CD, my first music in 10 years. We are made of the same matrix, my daughter and I, and when I miss her, I close my eyes and send filaments of myself weaving through the cosmos, searching for her, and I whisper, “I love you, baby girl. Please come home.” This is my mantra, my prayer. Every impulse I have is to keep her safe. This is the plight of parenthood—a biological urge for our children to live, to thrive and experience success and joy. Active addiction is a wicked force, lawless and hungry. It will devour everything. When Abby calls and says she’s ready to try—we will try again. N


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remember almost nothing of my eighth grade science class. The teacher, Mr. Mosier, appears to me only as a vague outline—a mild-mannered older guy in a cardigan sweater. The one thing I do recall from his class is indelibly written into my psyche. Mr. Mosier was passionate about making sure his students knew about the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO). “It’s the silent killer,” he would say. You can’t smell it, see it or feel it, usually until it’s too late. He spoke repeatedly about its insidious invisibility, and how entire families had passed away in their sleep while unknowingly breathing it. I took his admonitions very seriously, so much so that as an adult I have always had a CO detector in my home. Other people’s science teachers must be doing an equally good job. Out of 317 million people in the U.S. only 400 die each year from CO poisoning; another 20,000 are treated for CO-related illness. Last November 42 students and teachers from Montezuma Elementary were hospitalized due to CO inhalation when the school’s boiler failed. In mid-March a cherished friend and colleague fell victim to the silent killer. Sometime during the day before her passing, her boiler’s flue inexplicably closed. The boiler had a backup system designed to protect against a buildup of the poison gas, but in the early morning while she slept, that system failed. An eight-inch concrete block wall between her bedroom and the furnace room didn’t protect her. She didn’t hear the alarms of CO detectors in other parts of the house. An eight-hour power outage earlier that day had cooled the home to the point that when the power

resumed, the boiler had to run much longer than usual, spewing its toxic fumes all the while. It was, as her husband described it, a horrible but perfect storm. These were people who had taken the proper precautions, yet the insidious gas still permeated the house and, eventually, her blood cells. CO poisoning is difficult to diagnose because its symptoms—headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, chest pain and confusion —occur in so many other conditions (like dehydration—see p. 12). In CO poisoning, these symptoms can lead to loss of consciousness and death. If you and others in your space begin experiencing these symptoms, call 911, open windows and move outdoors immediately. My first reaction to my friend’s passing was shock at the inexplicable loss of this beautiful, vibrant, compassionate being. My heart will be heavy about this for a long time. My second reaction was to head to the hardware store and pick up two new combination smoke alarm/CO detectors to replace an old one that still appeared to be working, but expired in 2008. Immediately after installing new detectors, I emailed my students, friends and family to remind them to do the same. My hope is that this story will remind CATALYST readers and beyond. I feel a bit like Mr. Mosier in my zeal to inform people how to guard themselves against carbon monoxide poisoning. At best, this is what teachers, friends, colleagues and family are for, to look after each other’s health and happiness. Wherever Mr. Mosier is, I hope he feels my gratitude. N Charlotte Bell is a meditation and yoga teacher and an author. She writes a blog, “Journey Pages,” for HUGGERMUGGER.COM.

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Talia Keys Bringing down the house, rain or shine BY SOPHIE SILVERSTONE


he Saturday night downpour at this year’s Building Man Festival was heavy enough to deal a fatal blow to any DJ’s laptop on the nearby Solar Saucer (that solar-powered spaceship-looking contraption often seen around town at farmer’s markets, Gallery Stroll and Park Silly Sundays). Umbrellas were getting blown inside out, and shoes were soggy. But then there was Talia Keys, spitfire tomboy girl, drumming and singing vivaciously with her band, Marinade on the Main Stage. Live music, oh yeah, much more doable in a drizzle, but still an endurance test. “There was literally an inch of water on my drums, and I was wiping off my cymbals after every song. We could’ve stopped, but we decided, everybody’s already wet, let’s just have a wet show!” says Talia of Marinade’s rainy performance. Talia, front man of reggae/funk band Marinade made us forget it was

Talia’s EP Release Party Who: Talia Keys with Marinade & Lady Legs. Opening: Lady Moonshine and Grits Green. Where: The State Room, 636 So. State St. When: June 19. Doors at 7, show at 8. Admission: $10. (21 and over)

pouring with the choicest remedy for the crowd’s rain-induced slump: body-moving, soul-grooving, energy-improving live music. And a dash of Talia’s political opinions and well-spoken public service announcements (“Girls, stop peeing on the damn porta potty seats! Sit down!”). We’ll get to that later. Self-taught on drums, vocals, guitar and bass, Talia received her first instrument when she was in the fourth grade: a drum set her mom bought for her from Sears. At 16, Talia was covering songs from Sublime and Bob Marley when she got her first guitar. Her hobby evolved into playing at house parties and regular gigs at local venues such as the Hog Wallow Pub, the Green Pig and Pat’s BBQ. When she was 22, she decided that music could be her career, not just her hobby. Now, just turning 30, between putting out a new EP, working on three different music projects and performing with all three, she’s got a full time job – or a few. Her gigs have been so regular, up until last year she would often lose her voice, prompting her girlfriend to gift her four voice lessons for Christmas, Talia’s only vocal training unless you count singing along in church. “Music is what gave me my confidence,” says Talia, who describes her young self as a shy, sport-playing, Catholic-school-going, bowl-cut

wearing Elvis impersonator. She claims she is still very shy, and by her down-to-earth off-stage presence, and her rock star onstage presence, you start to get the idea she has quite a duality to her. Not surprisingly, she’s a Gemini. “As soon as I get on stage I’m a different person. Something takes over I don’t really know how to explain.” Her unique onstage charisma and sassy vocals have a way of caputring the audience.

gae music gigs at Salt Lake house parties in 2009. Talia also plays guitar and sings in the recently formed rock band, Lady Legs; also in the group is Rick Gerber on keys and vocals; Jeremy Whitesides on guitar; Josh Olson on bass, and Nate Barkdull on drums and vocals. Now Talia is revving up to release her next EP, her first solo effort, fittingly named Gemini Mind. Lady Legs and Marinade headline the album release show this month at the State Room, with Michelle Moonshine (acoustic) and Grits Green (hip hop) opening. The EP release kicks off a busy summer for Talia: playing with local women musicians Mary Tebbs, Secily Saunders, and Bronwen Beecher in a “female super group” at the Utah Pride Festival in June, going with the Jenkstars to Electric Forest music festival in Rothbury, Michigan, and embarking on her first solo tour for a month in the Southeast United States. Audience members in the South on

“The whole DJ/EDM movement is great, but at the risk of sounding like a complete dick, it’s so programmed and perfect. It’s computer generated. Those DJs play those songs, there’s not gonna to be a mistake in the middle of it. There’s not gonna be someone laughing in the middle because something funny happens. Nobody’s gonna tell a story about acid at Desert Rocks.” “I remember the first time I saw Talia play with Marinade,” says longtime fan Mason Collins. “She had this really raw, beautiful thing going on. It immediately grabbed me. I love the band, but I’m specifically drawn to her energy,” Consisting of Keys, band mates James Trevino aka Dad (bass), Jimmy Lauscher (guitar) and Spencer Kellogg (saxophone), Marinade has been playing together since they haphazardly formed, playing funky reg-

this summer’s tour don’t know what’s coming. Talia is not afraid of speaking her mind on and off stage, even if it draws mixed reviews. “I’m outspoken about human rights. I’m very open that I have a girlfriend.” At Building Man 2014, her audience cheered when she spoke enthusiastically about the state’s 10 days in December when same-sex marriage rights were legal, and all the work that’s left to do. But Talia regularly deals with plenty of criticism.

During a recent show at the Spur in Park City, she called out an audience member and his girlfriend who were rolling their eyes at her remarks on human and gay rights. They got up and left. “You can’t win them all,” she says. The first night at a packed house show in Keystone, Colorado, Talia talked about human rights, leaving out anything personal about being gay. “Nobody seemed offended by what I was saying,” says Talia, “You can tell when people are feeling you and when people aren’t.” But the bar owner pulled her aside the next day. “I felt like I was getting called into the principal’s office. He said, ‘People from all over the world come here. If you talk about the things you were talking about [last night], you’re going to piss people off.’ Part of me wanted to pack up and leave and drive back to Salt Lake that night. Stuff like that makes me so sad because it just keeps breeding closed minds,” says Talia. “He said, ‘You need to clean it up or we won’t have you back.’ Alright, we probably won’t book another show there, because it’s not a good fit.” There are two political songs on her new six-set EP, Gemini Mind. The first, titled “Scary Tales,” has satirically happy-go-lucky saxophone instrumentals, yet her lyrics get deep on the lies we tell our kids about simple happily-ever-after’s. After references to Happy Meals, shooting games, blaming the musicians, Fox News, corporate greed and our fear-based economy, the chorus writes them off with a soulful, caramel-voiced, irony-soaked Lalalala and you know it’s just like that. We gonna paint them fairy tale lies just like that. Talia says opening the EP with this song is a risk. “People might hear it and say, ‘Oh, we don’t need this.’ But somebody’s got to say it.” Back at last month’s Building Man, Talia’s live music performance was winning over electronic music fans such as Michelle Loomis. “I love the message she portrayed. Her tight-knit family band had us all hopping around and getting down to funky-tastic beats.” As the wife of James Loomis, (DJ Illoom), the well-known DJ in the Salt Lake City bass music scene, Loomis has lately paid more attention to the electronic dance music scene than to live music. “The experience revived my desire to be at live shows.” Michelle voiced her appreciation to Talia later that night, during her husband’s set. “That’s what I’m out here to do,” says Talia, thrilled by Loomis’ praise. “I want to keep people inspired by live bands. The whole DJ/EDM movement is great, but at the risk of sounding like a complete dick, it’s so programmed and perfect. It’s computer generated. Those DJs play those songs, there’s not gonna to be a mistake in the middle of it. There’s not gonna be someone laughing in the middle of it because something funny happens. Nobody’s gonna tell a story about acid at Desert Rocks.” Talia sometimes worries that live music is becoming an endangered species. But if she keeps re-converting the wives of DJs and rained-out EDM-lovers back to live music, she’s definitely making progress. As for playing and voicing her political opinions for conservative crowds, we’ll have to check back with her when she returns home from her tour in the South at the end of July, and see what tales she has to tell of her adventures. N Sophie Silverstone is an aspiring music maven and a CATALYST staff member.

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Urban Lounge opens an adjoining restaurant, Rye On May 23rd, owners of Urban—Chris Wright, Lance Saunders and Will Sartain— opened Rye, a foodie complement to their music venue. Located where Al Forno’s used to be, Rye is a diner food & Asian fusion joint where you can get early morning eats to late-night bites, coffee, beer and cocktails. Audio and video from the shows next door will be pumped into Rye’s dining room on concert nights at Urban. You might recognize a familiar cast of characters at Rye: head chef Tommy Nguyen (Takashi), pastry chef Alexa Norlin (The Rose Establishment), co-manager Samantha Starr (Mazza) along with Willa Wright, Chris’s wife who is also co-managing, and Ryan Manning (Takashi) who hand-crafted the interior./SS

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Free admission to vets and their families at UMFA The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) is among the more than 2,000 art, science, history and nature centers participating in the Blue Star Museums program. Participating museums offer free admission to active-duty U.S. military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2014. UMFA extends this free admission to include veterans, as well as making it year-round./SS

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Beer Bar At first we wondered if Beer Bar might just be the next step in gentrifying 2nd South’s once-outcast bar scene. Bar X’s young professionals and hipsters crowd certain looked odd all those years hanging out next door to Johnny’s on Second’s black Metallica t-shirt crowd. Was Beer Bar, under the same ownership as Bar X, trying to push one of Salt Lake’s favorite misfits bar off the block? But a surprisingly favorable review from City Weekly’s Ted Scheffler made us swallow our prejudice and give Beer Bar a try. Turns out, we agree with Ted, Beer Bar is worth a visit. The place leans refreshingly towards a working man’s simplicity, both in decor—long wooden communal tables and not much else—and menu—brats by chef Frody Volgger. The beer menu is ample (but choose two options before ordering, they run out) and the crowd—

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before you make a fruitless trip, check availability and location for all alcohol carried by the Utah Department of Beverage Control on their website. On the DABC Inventory Query, under item name, type in your beverage. If Utah carries it, the site will show how many bottles are in the inventory, how many are on order, the addresses and phone numbers of the stores currently carrying the product and how many are in stock at each location. Not sure what you want but interested in looking at the options? Type in tequila and scroll down the entire list of tequilas carried by the state./KP

Medical intuitive and holistic therapist Emily Spirit is now affiliating with Mindful Yoga Collective. Come for Shamanic Drum Journeying on a Thursday evening, 7-8pm. It’s a powerful theta-state relaxation experience. $12 at the door. On the second Friday of each month, Chocolate Conspiracy brews, on-site, the cacao for cacao ceremonies. The ceremony includes yoga from Jenica Lake, and a shamanic drumming meditation with Emily Spirit. /JL

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Eleven-year-old Norman has a gift—he can see and speak with the dead. Though misunderstood by his family and his schoolmates, he demonstrates courage and compassion when his town is confronted by a septet of Zombies.

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Centered City and Prana Yoga merge Scott Moore, Jennifer Ellen, and many of the rest of Prana Yoga staff will be joining the Centered City Yoga (CCY) family this June. From three locations to two: Prana Yoga Station Park (Farmington) will remain open under CCY’s banner, and Prana Yoga’s Trolley Square location will close its doors on or around June 30. The entire month of June any credits purchased at CCY or Prana Yoga will be honored at any of the three locations./SS

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WALL-E spends every day cleaning Earth, which has been abandoned and is covered in waste. After WALL-E is visited by the sleek reconnaissance robot EVE, the two embark on a journey that will decide the fate of mankind.

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Shot over five years, The Case Against 8 takes a behindthe-scenes look at the high-profile trial that overturned California’s controversial ban on same-sex marriage. RSVP required to attend, visit for info.





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Dr. Rebecca Gomperts—horrified by the effects on women’s health by anti-abortion laws—sails around the world, providing health services at sea for women with no legal alternative.

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Home floatation tanks and bamboo bikes Innovators in practical pleasure are hard at work in Utah

hane Stott and his Zen Float is a prime example of local innovation starting from a spirit of curiosity and learning. Stott built his first floatation tank in his own house using instructions he found online. After altering and perfecting his tank, Stott realized that his creation might interest others and Zen Float Company was born. The practice of flotation began in the 1950s as a form of therapy known as floatationREST (restricted environmental stimulation technique), a method developed by inventor, author and physician John C. Lilly. The dark, soundproof tank he created while researching neurophysiology at the National Institute for Mental Health was designed to isolate subjects from sound or sight. The tanks, filled with highly saline, body-temperature water, allowed subjects to float effortlessly, removing the stimulation of touch and lessening the force of gravity. True to its name, Lilly’s REST tank was found to create a profound sense of relaxation, especially useful for those with chronic pain and anxiety.


Stott stumbled upon floatation therapy while searching to cure his own anxiety. Highly distractable, he found meditation too difficult. Floatation provided the controlled environment he needed to find peace. But the price of his preferred therapy quickly became a burden. A single hour-long floatation at a Salt Lake Valley float center costs upwards of $80. This might be a bargain if you look at the price of the system, and factor

in cost of the extra room you’d have to build onto your house to accommodate it. (Oasis Relaxation Systems sells their fiberglass Oasis Audio Model for $8,250. The purification system is an additional $2,000. Making Oasis look cheap is Float Lab Technologies, whose smallest chamber is $37,500.)

When Stott could not find an affordable alternative, he decided to make one. “My father and grandfather are inventors; I guess it runs in family,” says Stott who played around with various designs for years before settling on the current Zen Float tank made with specially designed waterproof canvas and a light stainless steel frame. Stott’s timely and creative innovation seems to have struck a nerve in the float community. Already, Zen Float’s Kickstarter campaign has been an astounding success, exceeding his contribution goal within the first week and more than doubling his goal long before the end of the campaign. The first Zen Float tanks will be available this August to Kickstarter contributors. After that, Stott says, customers will be able to purchase tanks ($2,000 each) online at ZENFLOATCO.COM.

reenstar Bikes is another exciting development, this time in transportation and leisure, with a Utah connection—cofounder Jun Hu is a Utah resident, as is the company’s designer and engineer. Greenstar claims to be on track to bring not just another environmentally friendly bamboo bike design onto the cycling market but, more importantly, the first truly affordable bamboo bike. Bamboo bikes have been hitting the streets for a couple of years now. A specialty niche, many of these new bamboo bike companies—Erba Bikes in Boston, Hero in Alabama, Panda Bikes in Fort Collins—are hand-making their cycles locally. The bikes aren’t cheap, ranging from $650 to $3,000. Greenstar’s first bamboo bike is the EcoForce 1, a single-speed road bike with a reversible rear hub. The bamboo frame with recycled 6061 aluminum lugs weighs in at four pounds; the entire bicycle


reaches 22 pounds. It will sell for under $450. Typically, bike frames are made from aluminum, a strong, lightweight but resource-intensive material. Since bamboo is even lighter than aluminum and just as strong—in China they use bamboo in multi-story scaffolding—it has all the qualities to make it a good replacement for aluminum in bikes. Plus, as the world’s fastest growing woody plant (bamboo is actually a giant grass), it is also an excellent renewable resource, taking as little as three years for some species to completely re-grow. “We are making our bikes in China near the source of iron bamboo that the bikes are made from,” says Jun Hu’s Minneapolis-based business partner, Eric Hiller. “Our bikes are handmade by people who know how to work bamboo. The material is cut by hand by local farmers, cured and dried. Then local craftsmen make the bikes.” Greenstar bikes will be available only through retail stores. Check out their website for more information at GREENSTARBIKES.COM.

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June 7: Birding. Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the month of June. Sat: 9a-12p. Wed: 9-11a. Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. Regular Garden Admission (members free). REDBUTTEGARDEN.ORG June 7: New Words: a performance art piece by Marilyn Arsem. An interactive event. Arsem will be playing with language, fashioning new words and inviting her audience to do the same. 10a-6p (the piece is open all day; interaction with the piece will only take a few minutes.). Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S 2100 E. Free. SLPL.ORG. June 7: Drink & Draw: Derby Girls. 6:30p. $12. The Leonardo, 209 E 500 S. THELEONARDO.ORG June 8: Wasatch Front Farmers Market kickoff. Go for the farm-fresh breakfast using all locally produced ingredients. Breakfast served from 9am-12:15pm, Sundays during the Market. 9a-2p. 6351 S. 900 E., Murray.

June 5-21: Backstage at the Grand Presents Rings by Aden Ross. Rings, by Aden Ross, is based on an actual court case in which two wealthy white women are accused of kidnapping and interrogating two Hispanic women. Judge Madeleine Crowder must not only negotiate the layers of lies in the courtroom but also relive a painful tragedy from her past. While determining appropriate punishment, she contemplates the complexities of confession and attempts to balance justice and mercy. But finally she must ask, how can anyone find forgiveness for the crimes beneath the crimes—the pervasiveness of racism, the inequities of class, and the betrayal of loved ones— connecting us all in interlocking rings? 7:30p. The Grand Theatre, 1575 S State. $10-$24 THE-GRAND.ORG June 3: Film Series—Inside Animal Minds: Bird Genius, a PBS Program. 7-8p. The Leonardo, 209 E 50 S. Free. THELEONARDO.ORG

June 10: Festival Camp Prep. Headed to Targhee Fest? Burning Man? Blues and Brews? Or any other festival and looking to have the best camp set-up for the weekend? Join REI’s festival camping experts to learn how to put together a camp that will be the place to be as you rock out, relax, or just hang out with friends. Registration Required. 5p & 7p. REI, 3285 E 3300 S. Free. REI.COM/SALTLAKECITY

June 5: Resolving Workplace Conflict (For Leaders). 8a-1p. Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus, 9750 S 300 W. $149. SLCC.EDU

June 4: Artist Workshop Series: Insect Wing Jewelry. 7p. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way. $16-$18. NHMU.UTAH.EDU

June 7: National Trails Day Service Project. 100 vigorous volunteers needed for trail work (must be 16 yrs or older) and invasive weed removal (must be 13 yrs or older). 8:30a-12p. Registration required. Email or to register. Registration closes Thurs, June 5, at 5p.

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June 13-14: Utah Scottish Festival & Highland Games. Fri 5-10p. Sat 8a-10p. Thanksgiving Point, 3033 N Thanksgiving Way, Lehi. $10-$15.UTAHSCOTS.ORG

June 6: Jung Society of Utah Season Finale: Healing Relationships with Ancestors talk & workshop with Malidoma Some. 7-9p. Main City Library, 210 E 400 S. Free (membership purchase appreciated). JUNGUTAH.COM

June 4: Wonderful Wildflowers. A presentation on high-altitude flora and hiking tour through the Swaner Preserve. 6p. Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Dr, Park City. $5. SWANERECOCENTER.ORG

June 14: Downtown Farmers Market Season Opening. 8a-2p. Pioneer Park, 300 s 300 W. Free. SLCFARMERSMARKET.ORG

June 13: The Case Against 8. 7p. City Library, 210 E 400 S. Free. UTAHFILMCENTER.ORG

June 5-8: Utah Pride Festival & Parade. $8 each day adv ($10 gate)/$16 weekend Pass. UTAHPRIDECENTER.ORG

June 6-15: The Pusher: SB Dance. 8p (June 15, 4p). SB Dance, 138 W 300 S. $20. SBDANCE.COM

June 3: Downtown Farmers Market Kick-Off Party and Fundraiser. 5:308:30p. Squatters Pub Brewery, 147 W Broadway (300 S). $40 adv, $50 door. SLCFARMERSMARKET.ORG

June 10: Wall-E. 7p. City Library, 210 E 400 S. Free. UTAHFILMCENTER.ORG June 11: Using the Pendulum. Grounding, channeling, clearing, healing & working with other divination tools. 5:307:30p. Elemental Inspirations, 2152 Highland Dr. $30. ELEMENTAL-INSPIRATIONS.COM June 12: Full Moon Meditation. 5p. Dancing Cranes, 673 East Simpson Ave. $9. DANCINGCRANESIMPORTS.COM

June 13-14: Daughters of Mudson: Dance. Fri 8p. Sat 9p. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W Broadway. $12/$5 students. LOVEDANCEMORE.ORG June 14: Third Annual Plant Sale. Local nurseries will sell their water wise Utahfriendly plants. Free landscaping classes will also be available. 9a-2p. Conservation Garden Park, 8275 S 1300 W. Free. CONSERVATIONGARDENPARK.ORG June 14: Heart & Soul Music Stroll. 30 bands, food, games, and a raffle. 4-8p. The porch bands in the neighborhoods start near 1530 E. 2700 S. Free. HEARTSOUL.ORG


June 21: RDT Community School Open House. African, ballet, hip hop, jazz, modern, flamenco, prime movement & SOMA. 9a-2p. $10 all day. Rose Wagner Center, 138 W 300 S. RDTUTAH.ORG June 21: Waterwise Trees and Shrubs Tour. 10-11:30a. Conservation Garden Park, 8275 S 1300 W, West Jordan. Free. CONSERVATIONGARDENPARK.ORG June 21: Utah Wildlife – What could you run into? Story told by local storyteller, Sam Payne. Noon. The Leonardo, 209 E 500 S. Free. THELEONARDO.ORG.

June 7: 4th Annual Honeybee Festival. 1-5p. Sorenson Unity Festival, 1383 S 900 W. Free. SLOWFOODUTAH.ORG June 14: Glow Yoga with James Hardy. Monthly glow in the dark yoga, "The Jimi Hendrix Glow Experience". 8:30-10:30p.

June19: Family Night Thursday: Chalk Art Festival. 6-8p. The Leonardo, 209 E 500 S. $5/square. THELEONARDO.ORG June 19: Create what you Crave: Cheese. Whether you’re a cheese expert or rookie, this is the place to be. Explore the world of tasting aged cheeses with local cheese experts, Pat Ford from Beehive Cheese and Dr. Carol George, PhD. 6:308:30p. The Leonardo, 209 E 500 S. $55/ members $45. THELEONARDO.ORG June 19: Talia Keys EP Release Party with Marinade and Lady Legs. 9p (doors 8p). The State Room, 638 S State. THESTATEROOM.COM

Centered City Yoga, 926 E 900 S. $15 adv./$20 night of. CENTEREDCITYYOGA.COM June 16: Monday Family Night: Kenshin Taiko (Japanese Drum). Bring your family and a picnic and enjoy an evening filled with colors, sounds, cultural music, and dance from around the world. Performances at 6 & 7p. Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. Free with garden admission. REDBUTTEGARDEN.ORG June 17: Animal Sketch Night: Horses, rabbits, goats, etc. Venture into the Animals Inside Out exhibit after hours to sketch. 58p. The Leonardo, 209 E 500 S. Free with ANIMAL INSIDE OUT tickets from any time since its opening. THELEONARDO.ORG

June 20: Scientist in the Spotlight: Woodrat Ecology with Patrice Kurnath. 24p. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way. Included in admission. NHMU.UTAH.EDU June 20-22: Gem Faire. Fri. 10a-6p, Sat. 10a-6p, Sun. 10a-5p. South Towne Exposition Center, Exhibit Hall 5, 9575 S State St., Sandy. Weekend admission pass $7. GEMFAIRE.COM

June 21: Third Saturday for Families: Copper Sculptures. 1-4p. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr. Free. UMFA .UTAH.EDU June 21: Third Saturday Contra Dance. Featuring music by the Frayed Knot String Band. All dances are taught and called. Come alone or with a partner. First-time dancers welcome. 7:30-10:30p (beginner workshop 7p). Montessori Community School, 2416 E 1700 S. $7 UTAHCONTRA.ORG June 21 & 22: Steadfast Communication: Speak your Peace. A compassionate communication workshop for couples. Learn to use communication as a springboard into gaining a deeper understanding of each other. Based upon the model of NonViolent Communication (see May 2014 CATALYST). 8:30a-5p. $200 one day $300 both days. STEADFASTCOMMUNICATION.COM

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June 22: The Five Levels of Attachment book release tour with Don Miguel Ruiz, Jr. 2p. Golden Braid Books, 151 S 500 E. Free. June 24: Watchers of the Sky. 7p. City Library, 210 E 400 S. Free. UTAHFILMCENTER.ORG June 25: Lecture: Artists at Bingham. Three experts speak about UMFA’s latest featured exhibition on the Bingham Canyon Mine. 5p. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr. Free. UMFA.UTAH.EDU

June 17: Vessel. 7p. City Library, 210 E 400 S. Free. UTAHFILMCENTER.ORG June 17: Owl Prowl with Hawkwatch International. Learn more about owls and which species can be found near your home. 7-10p. Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Dr, Park City. $5. SWANERECOCENTER.ORG


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Prayers for Compassion July 3rd through July 6th In celebration of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s birthday and dedicated to his continual compassionate activities. Beginning Thursday evening at 6:30pm, our opening ceremony will be given by our visiting teachers Choejor Rinpoche and Ani Lhamo. They will be giving Chenrezig Empowerment and Bodhisattva Vow. We invite you to come day or night—through Sunday 2pm, to contribute in the recitation of the mantra of compassion for the benefit of others and self. From the time of the Buddha to this present day, communities have made offerings to support prayers for compassion.

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July 3: The Soulshine Tour Featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead. With special guests SOJA, Brent Dennen and Trevor Hall. The tour is a celebration about love for music, yoga, and sustainability. Audience members are welcome to arrive early to participate in a mass yoga session led by Baron Baptiste and accompanied with acoustics by the featured artists. There will also be DJs for a dance party! Friend CATALYST on Facebook for a chance to win free tickets to the event. 7p. USANA Amphitheatre, 5125 S 6400 W. $25-$50 (additional $10 with yoga)/ $20 yoga only. USANA-AMP.COM, SOULSHINE.COM June 25: Urban Chicken-Keeping Basics. 6-8p. Grateful Tomato Garden, 800 S 600 E. $10. WASATCHGARDENS.ORG June 25-Aug. 31: Salt Lake Acting Company: Saturday’s Voyeur 2014. Saturday's Voyeur is known to be a voice for liberals in Utah. This funny, raucous, truly unique, musical satire written for Utah and

June 28: SoulWorks Psychic & Holistic Fair. 11a-5:30p. Dancing Cranes, 673 East Simpson Ave. Attendance is free. DANCINGCRANESIMPORTS.COM

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June 28: 10a-2p. Urban Garden and Farm Tour. A self-guided tour of backyards in Salt Lake. Register online to get the guide sent to your email. WASATCHGARDENS.ORG

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July 1: Rumi Poetry Club. 7p. AndersonFoothill Library, 1135 S 2100 E. Free. RUMIPOETRYCLUB.COM

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June 28: Utah’s Best Native Plants. Utah-native plants require less water and maintenance and are adapted to our environment. Learn how to use their beauty in your landscape. 9-10:15a. Conservation Garden Park Education Center, 8275 S 1300 W, West Jordan. Free. CONSERVATIONGARDENARK.ORG

about Utah will give Utahns a place to laugh and love living here. 7-9p. Salt Lake Acting Company: Upstairs Theatre, 168 W 500 N. $39-$55. SALTLAKEACTINGCOMPANY.ORG June 26-29: Utah Arts Festival, 12-11p. Library Square Plaza, 210 E 400 S. $10-$12 ($35 4-day pass). UAF.ORG

July 3-6: Prayers for Compassion. In celebration of the His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s birthday. Day and night recitations of the mantra of compassion. Visiting teachers Choejor Rinpoche and Ani Lhamo. Thu: 6:30p-Sun. 2pm. Urgyen Samten Ling, 740 s 300 w. Free. URGYENSAMTENLING.ORG



Heart & Soul 20 years of healing through music


ast year, more than a million YouTube viewers met “Henry,” an Alzheimer’s patient transformed by the healing power of music. This year, thousands of residents in nursing homes and other facilities on the Wasatch Front will receive the same gift of music thanks to Heart & Soul, a consortium of local musicians celebrating 20 years of bringing live performances to people confined to hospitals, prisons, shelters, convalescent homes and other care facilities. Heart & Soul has grown from seven shows (about 200 patients) in 1994 to nearly 800 shows this year, reaching 20,000 individuals with a diverse array of music including jazz, folk, blues, Americana, Celtic and more. Longtime Heart & Soul performer Chris Lucas sometimes wonders who benefits more from the experience, the audience or the musicians. “I was playing a Christmas show at a nursing home,” Lucas recalls, “and this woman in the back was laughing and singing along. After our performance a nursed told us it was the first time in that patient’s six-month stay that she’d uttered a word.” “Singing with people of different ages who all know the words to John Denver’s ‘Country Roads’ is really fun!” says singersongwriter Anke Summerhill. “It's clear that singing together moves people’s hearts and brings back memories. Sometimes people in wheelchairs will dance along to the songs. The music moves them.” Janna Lauer, cofounder of Heart & Soul,

was initially inspired by Bread and Roses, a Bay-area nonprofit that brings live music to people with limited means. “I guess I was naïve when we began, but I thought it was totally within the realm of the possible. It took time to really get on our feet. We just kept doing the next thing until we got here,” she says of the 20-year journey. Heart & Soul performers also like showcasing their talents more widely. A few years ago, Lauer heard about “Porchfest,” a community music event in Ithaca, New York where local bands perform on porches throughout a neighborhood as attendees stroll from house to house, on foot or bike, listening to a variety of musical styles. “I thought, ‘What a perfect event for Heart & Soul’s 250-plus performers.’ So we started the Heart & Soul Porchfest, which now is called the Heart & Soul Music Stroll.” This month, 30 bands will perform on porches, lawns and in driveways in a Sugar House neighborhood, along with food, a street dance and a raffle. Everyone’s invited. See below for details. —Marlena Lambert Marlena Lambert is both a board member and performer for Heart and Soul as half of the duet Minnie and Mack.

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ore than 20 years ago I decided to ingest only foods that would contribute to my health and well-being, and avoid “non-foods” that have no nutritional value, things like chemical-ridden processed foods and zero-nutrition soft drinks. . I like Michael Pollan’s advice: “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.” Despite my occasional diversions, my everyday diet is healthy, whole, organic food that contributes to my well-being. When I frame my diet this way I don’t feel at all deprived because I know that everything I eat counts. I eat local, organic and homegrown foods whenever possible and always cook from scratch. Fortunately, I love to cook. The treats I occasionally indulge in are just that: treats. They are not my mainstay, but they do help keep me from falling into the trap of dietary self-righteousness, a common malady among healthy eaters. Plus, treats are fun and sometimes they hit the spot. A recent weekend yoga immersion with Jenny Otto at Mindful Yoga Collective in

Salt Lake City got me thinking about yoga the same way. The idea that occupies me most at the moment is this: In the workshop, Jenny spoke about how her asana practice is now 100% about making choices that create health in her body. She stated that she no longer has time for practicing poses that might be risky or poses that don’t in some way contribute to balancing the imbalances in her body. Like Jenny, my yoga practice has organically moved in the same direction. I’ve crossed a lot of poses that I once loved off my practice list. Extreme backbends? Nope. Headstand? Nope. Extreme hip openers? Nope. It’s not that my body won’t still do these poses. It will. But I realize there are physical consequences I’m no longer willing to abide. Living without pain, being able to walk and moving with fluidity are now more important to me than achieving fancy poses. My practice has become very simple. It feels good—at least physically. On the other hand, my ego has not always been pleased with my change of direction. I’ve had to drag it kicking and

screaming into simpler practice. I’ve felt periodic remorse about giving up fancy poses. For decades, a fair amount of my self-worth was dependent on being a person with a body that can do anything and rarely suffer any negative consequences. Who am I if I don’t do fancy poses? But bodies, like everything else, change, as do our minds and hearts. My body’s ability to perform fancy poses gave me a sense of worth. But as my teacher, Pujari Keays, once said to me: “If you are basing your happiness on things that will change or go away—your home, your job, money, relationships, even your body—you are in for a lot of suffering.” When Jenny—who also enjoyed busting fancy poses back in the day—told us of her modified intentions for practice these days, it gave me permission to embrace the ways my own practice has changed. While my practice has naturally evolved toward simplicity over the years, I’d never actually changed my intention for yoga practice, as I did with my diet. In setting the intention to practice only poses that serve my body and mind as they cur-

rently are, giving up some of my former favorite fancy poses feels like a gain rather than a loss. Fancy poses are fun. But in hindsight, I sometimes wish I hadn’t made them a staple of my yoga diet back in the day. My joints are often cranky and I sometimes move with less fluidity than I would like, at least partly because I made extreme yoga so important. So here’s what I recommend: Practice fancy poses sometimes. Have fun with them. But think of them as dessert. They provide the same kind of instant gratification as sweet treats, but like sweet treats, they can also take a toll. That adrenaline rush you get from extreme backbends will bring an edgy exhaustion later on, and overstretching your joints may feel good now, but they may not weather well over time. Make the basics your staples: standing poses, balances, easy backbends, simple twists, forward bends. A simple, mindful practice provides sustenance. Extreme yoga is fun in the moment, but may leave you with the yogic equivalent of a sugar hangover—not to mention chronic imbalances later on. Be open to what your body and mind are telling you and revisit your intentions for practice. It’s okay for practice to change. An evolving practice is a living practice. 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. Editor’s note: Last month, the headline and photo to Charlotte’s column were correct. However, the text that appeared with it was a repeat of the previous month’s pose. Great big oops. We apologize to you (and to Charlotte!). The online version was corrected immediately. You may find the full and proper version at HTTP://CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET/THISMONTH/ITEM/2470-YOGA-POSE-OF-THEMONTH-SETU-BANDHA-SARVANGASANA


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ABODE AUTOMOTIVE Clark’s Green Auto Garage DA 801.485-2858. 506 E. 1700 So. Clark’s auto is a local family-owned full service automotive repair facility. We are committed to doing our part to minimize the environmental impact of automotive service and repair, and to incorporating sustainability principles throughout our operation. SLC-certified E2 business. WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/CLARKSAUTO Schneider Auto Karosserie YES 801.484.9400. Fax 801.484.6623. 1180 S. 400 W., SLC. Utah’s first green body shop. Making customers happy since 1984! We are a friendly, full-service collision repair shop in SLC. Your satisfaction is our goal. We’ll act as your advocate with your insurance company to ensure proper repairs and give you a lifetime warranty. WWW.SCHNEIDERAUTO.NET DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION Amoss Construction L.L.C. 10/14 With more than 30 years in the industry of commercial and residential building, we can assure a professional, timely and value-conscious project. From kitchen and bath remodel to custom homes. Fully licensed and insured. Dee, 801-652-3217. DEE.AMOSSCONSTRUCTION@GMAIL.COM Jody Johnson Architect REinvent + REstructure your house. Environmentally sensitive + Modern design. Specializing in the integration of outdoor + indoor space. Remodels, additions + new. 801355-2536. WWW.JODYJOHNSONARCHITECT.COM

Residential Design DA 801-322-5122. Ann Larson. GREEN PRODUCTS Underfoot Floors DA 801-467-6636. 1900 S. 300 W., SLC We offer innovative & earth friendly floors including bamboo, cork, marmoleum, hardwoods, natural fiber carpets as well as sand and finishing hardwood. Free in home estimates. Please visit our showroom. WWW.UNDERFOOTFLOORS.NET, KE@UNDERFOOTFLOORS.COM.

HOUSING Wasatch Commons Cohousing 3/14 Vicky 801-908-0388. 1411 S. Utah St. (1605 W.) An environmentally sensitive community promoting neighborliness, consensus & diversity. Balancing privacy needs with community living. Homes for sale. Tours available upon request. FACEBOOK.COM/WASATCHCOMMONSCOHOUSING PETCARE/VETERINARIANS Animal Communicator. 651-492-1079 7/14 Effectively relating to your animal through muscle testing. Identifying current problems. Relaying messages to/from animals. Stress releasing. Walter at HIGHMOUNTAINHEALER.COM

Dancing Cats Feline Center. 801-467-0799. 1760 S 1100 E, DANCINGCATSVET.COM. DA Pet Insights by Jennafer 4/14 801-810-4392. Gain insight into your pet’s moods, motives and needs from a reading with pet psychic Jennafer Martin. In-person and remote readings are available to help you better bond with your pet. PETINSIGHTSBYJENNAFER.COM

DINING Café Solstice DA Cafe Solstice inside Dancing Cranes Imports offers a variety of loose teas, speciality coffee drinks and herbal smoothies in a relaxing atmosphere. Lunch features veggie wraps, sandwiches, salads, soups and more. Our dressings, spreads, salsa, hummus and baked goods are all made in house with love! Enjoy a refreshing Violet Mocha or Mango & Basil smoothie with your delicious homemade lunch. SOLCAFE999@GMAIL.COM. Coffee Garden DA 254 S. Main, inside the former Sam Weller’s Books and 900 E. 900 S. 355-4425. High-end espresso, delectable pastries & desserts. Great

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places to people watch. M-Thur 6a-11p; Fri 6a12p, Sat 7a-12p, Sun 7a-11p. Wifi. Finca DA 1291 So. 900 East. 801.487.0699. Tapas, asador, cocktails. From the creators of Pago. FINCASLC.COM Himalayan Kitchen DA 360 S. State St. 801-328-2077. Nepali, Indian and Tibetan cuisine. Spicy curries, savory grilled meats, vegetarian specialities and our famous award-winning naan bread, accompanied by a thoughtul beer and wine list. Service with namaste and a smile await you! Banquet room available for private events. M-Sat 11:30 am10p; Sun 5p-10p. HIMALAYANKITCHEN.COM Omar’s Rawtopia DA 2148 S.Highland Dr. 801-486-0332. Raw, organic, vegan & scrumptious. From Chocolate Goji Berry smoothies to Vegan Hummus Pizza, every dish is made with highest quality ingredients and prepared with love. Nutrient dense and delectable are Rawtopia’s theme words. We are an oasis of gourmet health, creating peace through food. M-Th 12-8p, F-Sat. 12-9p. Pago DA 878 S. 900 E. 801-532-0777. Featuring seasonal cuisine from local producers & 20 artisan wines by the glass, complemented by an intimate eco-chic setting. Best Lunch—SL Mag, Best Brunch—City Weekly, Best Wine List— City Weekly & SL Mag, Best New American— Best of State. Tue-Sun 11a-3p, 5p-close. PAGOSLC.COM. Sage’s DA 234 W. 900 S. 801-322-3790.


Stoneground Kitchen DA 249 E. 400 S. 801-364-1368. Overlooking the city, Stoneground offers rustic Italian cuisine with an intimate setting. Thin-crust pizzas, pastas and breads are always fresh and homemade. Try the juicy pork tenderloin, calamari or lasagna. Enjoy a slice of the mouthwatering tiramisu! M-W 11a-10p, Th-Sat 11a-11p, Sun 11a-3p, 5p-9p. STONEGROUNDSLC.COM.

HEALTH & BODYWORK ACUPUNCTURE Keith Stevens Acupuncture 1/15 Dr. Keith Stevens, OMD, 8728 S 120 E in old Sandy. 801 255-7016. 209.617-7379 (cell). Specializing in chronic pain treatment, stressrelated insomnia, fatigue, headaches, sports medicine, traumatic injury and post-operative recovery. Board-certified for hep-c treatment. National Acupuncture Detox Association (NADA)-certified for treatment of addiction. Women’s health, menopausal syndromes. STEVENSACUCLINIC.COM

SLC Qi Community Acupuncture 12/14 177 E. 900 S. Ste 101, 801-521-3337. Affordable Acupuncture! Sliding scale rates ($15-40). Open weekends. Grab a recliner and relax in a safe, comfortable, and healing space. We help with pain, fertility, digestion, allergies, arthritis, sleep and stress disorders, cardiac/respiratory conditions, metabolism, and more. WWW.SLCQI.COM AYURVEDA

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MD PHYSICIANS Web of Life Wellness Center FOG 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. #100. When you visit the Cameron Wellness Center, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have new allies in your health care efforts. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been heard. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have a clear, individual plan for gaining health and wellness. Our practitioners will be with you through your journey to feeling good againâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and staying well. CAMERONWELLNESSCENTER.NET

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, womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Carl Rabke LMT, GCFP FOG 801-671-4533. Somatic education and bodywork. WWW.BODYHAPPY.COM WEIGHT LOSS Master Luâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Luâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Luâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health Center. WWW.LUHEALTHCENTER.COM

MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNTING Chart Bookkeeping 8/14 801.718-1235. Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. DA FB MUSICIANS FOR HIRE Idlewild 10/14 801-268-4789, 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 artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 5/14 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

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WEALTH MANAGEMENT Harrington Wealth Services 4/14 801.673.1294; 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 PILATES YOLO Pilates…Building Beautiful, Balanced Bodies 10/14 1615 Foothill Drive. 385.321.0190 Dedicated to educate, inspire and transform bodies by integrating strength and flexibility, freedom of movement, resilience to injury and core stamina for improved overall health. Offering private sessions, reformer and mat classes by certified instructors. We love working with beginners & seasoned athletes alike. WWW.YOLOPILATES.COM YOGA INSTRUCTORS Mindful Yoga: Charlotte Bell FOG 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 Private Yoga Instruction with Kate Overholt 801-450-7246; Kate Overholt, BA; Dance and Theater Arts~ Loyola Marymount University. With over 2,000 hours in training through Yoga Vidya Gurukul in India, YogaWorks in Los Angeles, and Centered City Yoga in Salt Lake City, Kate’s sessions encompass intuitive healing with a strong foundation & light-hearted approach. KATE.OVERHOLT@GMAIL.COM. Oops YOGA STUDIOS Avenues Yoga 12/14 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

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Mountain Yoga—Sandy 801.501.YOGA [9642]. 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

Amen Methods Provider Holistic treatment through psychotherapy, nutrition/vitamin/supplement therapy, recreation or exercise therapy as well as art and writing to treat individuals holistically.

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Centered City Yoga 9/14 801-521-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

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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

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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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ENERGY HEALING EmilySpirit, Transformational and Holistic Therapist 11/14 801-512-5319. Intuitive sessions illuminate and 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 Kristen Dalzen, LMT 8/14 801.467.3306. 1569 So. 1100 East. IGNITE YOUR DIVINE SPARK! Traditional Usui Reiki Master Teacher practicing in Salt Lake since

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PROFESSIONAL TRAINING Healing Mountain Massage School DA 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


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1996. Offering a dynamic array of healing services and classes designed to create a balanced, expansive and vivacious life. WWW.TURIYAS.COM Shari Philpott-Marsh 9/14 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 Michael Ingleby 801-864-7870. Divination through Tarot, Runes, Palmistry, Pendulum, and Oracle cards. Spiritual forecasts provide direction and insight to allow preparation for events yet to happen. 1st level Reiki Master, Certified Hypnotherapist, Akashic Channeler, Shamanic and Energy Medium. By appointment. MICH_ING13@YAHOO.COM

Margaret Ruth FOG 801-575-7103. My psychic and tarot readings are a conversation with your guides. Enjoy MR’s blog at WWW.CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET & send me your ideas and suggestions. WWW.MARGARETRUTH.COM Nicholas Stark 7/14 801-394-6287; 801-721-2779 cell. Shamanic Intuitive Readings and Energy Work . Ogden Canyon. Suzanne Wagner. 707-354-1019. WWW.SUZWAGNER.COM. FOG

PSYCHOTHERAPY & PERSONAL GROWTH THERAPY/COUNSELING ABC-Advanced Behavioral Counseling 5/14 801-268-1199. 997 E. 3900 South/rear, We are a treatment agency for mental health, relationships, anxiety, depression, addictions, substance abuse, grief/loss, divorce, domestic violence, for adults and children. Individual and men’s, women’s and mixed groups, some insurances accepted, Several counselors available. Sliding fee scale available. WWW.ABCSLC.COM Healing Pathways Therapy Center 8/14 435-248-2089. Clinical Director: Kristan Warnick, CMHC. 1174 E. Graystone Way (2760 S.), Ste. 8, Sugarhouse. Integrated counseling and medical services for anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship, life adjustment issues. Focusing on clients’ innate capacity to heal and resolve past and current obstacles, rather than just cope. Modalities include EMDR, EFT, Mindfulness, Feminist/Multicultural. Individuals, Couples, Families. WWW.HEALINGPATHWAYSTHERAPY.COM Jill B. Jones, PhD, LCSW 6/14+? 775 848-3561.Areas of practice include eating



disorders; identity, relationship, grief-related adjustment issues; and sexual abuse and trauma. Also provides support for life-course development and aging issues. Works with adults and adolescents in a private home office near Sugar House.9/14 Marianne Felt, CMHC, MT-BC 801-524-0560, ext. 3. 150 S. 600 E. Ste. 7C. Certified Mental Health Counselor, Board certified music therapist, certified Gestalt therapist, Mountain Lotus Counseling. Transpersonal psychotherapy, Gestalt therapy, EMDR. Open gateways to change through experience of authentic contact. Integrate body, mind and spirit through creative exploration of losses, conflicts and relationships that challenge and inspire our lives. MOUNTAINLOTUSCOUNSELING.COM

Jan Magdalen, LCSW 3/15 801-582-2705, 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. Stephen Proskauer, MD, Integrative Psychiatry 10/14 801-631-8426. 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 Salt Lake Wellness Center, Michelle Murphy, LCSW exp? 4190 So. Highland Dr., #226. 801-680-7842. Salt Lake Wellness Center provides therapeutic services to individuals. We maintain a holistic approach. We are an Amen Method Provider. We provide traditional therapeutic interventions and education in vitamin and nutrition therapy to create a state of wellness. SHAMANIC PRACTICE Sarah Sifers, Ph.D., LCSW, Shamanic Practitioner 3/15 801-531-8051. 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 FOG 801-209-1095. 508 E. So. Temple, #102. Psychotherapy and shamanic practice. Holistic practice integrates traditional and nontraditional approaches to health, healing, and balance or “ayni.” Access new perceptual lenses as you reanimate your relationship with nature. Shamanic practice in the Inka tradition.

RETAIL line goes here GROCERIES, SPECIALTY FOODS, KITCHEN SUPPLIES Beer Nut. 1200 S State St, 801.531.8182, BEERNUT.COM. DA Cali’s Natural Foods. 389 W 1700 S, 801.483.2254, CALISNATURALFOODS.COM. DA GIFTS & TREASURES Blue Boutique. WWW.BLUEBOUTIQUE.COM DA Dancing Cranes. 673 E Simpson Ave, 801.486.1129, DANCINGCRANESIMPORTS.COM DA Golden Braid Books. 801-322-1162. 151 S 500 E, GOLDENBRAIDBOOKS.COM DA Healing Mountain Crystal Co.DA363 S. 500 E. #210, SLC. 800-811-0468, HEALINGMOUNTAIN.ORG. Lotus. 801.333.3777. Everything from Angels to Zen. 12896 Pony Express Rd. #200, Draper, WWW.ILOVELOTUS.COM DA Turiya's Gifts 8/14 DA 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 RESALE/OUTDOOR GEAR & CLOTHING fun & frolic consignment shop 8/14 DA?? 801-487-6393 2066 S. 2100 E. Consigns everything for travel /outdoor recreational experiences. Fun seekers can buy and consign high-quality, gently used outdoor gear and clothing, making fun time less expensive. Call to consign your items. FACEBOOK @ FUN & FROLIC CONSIGNMENT SHOP; in the 21st & 21st business district. INFO@MYFUNANDFROLIC.COM


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

Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa Tibetan Buddhist Temple 8/14 DA??

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

Two Arrows Zen Center (formerly Boulder Mountain Zendo). 230 S. 500 W., #155, SLC. 801.532.4975. WWW.BOULDERMOUNTAINZENDO.ORG

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JUNE This is your Grand Canyon BY SUZANNE WAGNER

Osho Zen Tarot: Fool, Celebration, Understanding, Harmony Medicine Cards: Rabbit, Owl Mayan Oracle: Chuen, Rhythm, Unity Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Five of Disks, Sun, Fool Aleister Crowley Deck: Lovers, Ace of Disks, Fortune Healing Earth Tarot: Seven of Shields, Ten of Rainbows, Justice Words of Truth: Stuck, Knowing, Healing


ummer is arriving and in the warmth of the returning light, we are feeling more balanced within our own energy. That is a huge relief for everyone. Joy and laughter continue to expand. Fear is being replaced with wisdom and truthful awareness. At this point, you know where you are stuck. You know that you are in a healing process and that it will take time. But that’s okay. April broke things apart. May gave you insight and clarity. June gives you an understanding of what actions need to be taken and in what order. You are also much more realistic now. The fantasy got blown up in April. So now you are looking at what you want and what’s possible in this place and time. Sometimes if you look too far ahead,


you miss steps and trip yourself up. At the moment, you are feeling like just taking one step at a time. Honestly, you are too exhausted to make huge leaps right now and the idea of just putting one foot in front of the other is not only comforting but doable. Pacing yourself is critical. Imagine you are climbing up the north side of the Grand Canyon. I pick that side because it is longer and steeper than the south side. Attempting to run up that side is not possible for most people. Instead, find your own rhythm and then stick to it. Trying to match another person will burn energy that you need for the long journey. You can make it to the top but it is just going to take as long as it’s going to take. It doesn’t matter if you’re the first one to the goal. It only matters that you get there. Just as in marathons, everyone who crosses the finish line is applauded and congratulated. That type of race is a personal journey. So is this one. Winning is about digging deep and finding something else inside. I know you are still afraid. I know that you are still concerned about the money and the longevity of this endeavor. I also know that if you do not learn to have fun and stop to enjoy the view, this is going to be a miserable journey.

April broke things apart. May gave you insight and clarity. June gives you an understanding of what actions need to be taken and in what order. This is your Grand Canyon. You are on the path and you are climbing. You are aware that this is more difficult than your projected fantasy so that has gone out the window. Yea! Now we can get into this moment. Find the consistent rhythm that your body can handle over long distances. Your mind had been pushing and shoving until your body finally said “Enough.” Listen to your life force energy and move with it. If you break your body down, you will never get your dream. But right now, your body wants what your spirit wants. All you have to do is to learn to find the rhythm between these two sides and you will succeed. 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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CATALYST Magazine June 2014  

CATALYST Magazine June 2014 issue