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GOOD BOOKS REVISITED: MEMOIRS OF A LUCKY MAN MIKE PLACE A review of Jeff Metcalf’s 2014 book of essays, Requiem for the Living.


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ENVIRONEWS AMY BRUNVAND Bears Ears, National Park Phobia, Interior Secretary Jewell to visit Utah, De-grading our Legislature, Public comments on oil shale plan. THE KRATUM CHRONICLES ALICE TOLER A traditional jungle herb used for pain and anxiety relief stirs up controversy in the United States. AGING AT HOME KATHERINE PIOLI How cohousing communities can ease the transition into later life.

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An evening at the Republican with Stephen and Angela The Republican, a tavern on State St. gets the prize for the most foreboding exterior with the friendliest interior. On my first visit, maybe 10 years ago, I was with my friend Keith Carlsen, after a bicycle film fest and fixie contest at the Depot. We, along with what felt like half the downtown, were on bikes. That night, after a lifetime of bikeriding, I finally learned how to really ride a bike. Keith taught me that road rules are secondary to your own senses: Quick wits win the ride. I’ve felt so much safer on the road ever since. We stopped on the way for gas station tacos, got into a conversation with some bikers about gas mileage (those hogs are hogs, I learned, much to my surprise), stopped in at Bar X for the tail end of the Slippery Kittens Burlesque Show and Bake Sale, and ended up at aforementioned Republican. The Republican looks like an abandoned biker bar from the outside. “Stay on your bike when we get inside,” Keith instructed. We rode through the entire bar to the back, to a large bike rack. I was there in late April to wrap up a project with Stephen Dark, staff investigative writer for City Weekly, and Angela Brown, longtime editor and publisher of S.L.U.G., a monthly that looks at the local action sports and music scene and which, I tease Angela, guarantees people over 40 can’t read because the typefont is so damn small. Stephen has been working on a story about Angela and me over the past month or so. It’s intimidating to have a prize-winning investigative writer profile you. And if there’s any dirt of interest in

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my life, maybe something I’ve forgotten about because it probably happened a long time ago, Stephen will have found it. I think he even interviewed my longdeceased parents. This man’s skills are formidable. Angela is young enough to be my daughter. The truth is I see her as an ageless wisdom goddess who pretty much inspires me every time we get together. And, considering the wide difference in style and content of our publications, we can still talk shop endlessly. I haven’t seen the story yet, as I’m sure I won’t before it’s published (sometime in early May, I’m told). I think it has to do with our years as female publishers in Salt Lake’s alternative press scene. For this, our concluding interviews, we were meeting together over beers. It was one of the best conversations to occur in a bar, who knows, perhaps aided by the fact that all three of us are Capricorns? I won’t talk about it because, hey, maybe some of it will make it into Stephen’s story. And it is Stephen’s story. Anyway, check out City Weekly this month for Stephen’s story if you’re interested in the evolution of Salt Lake City and the local alternative press scene, particularly from the women’s viewpoint. Read Stepen’s writing any time you see his byline; you can be sure the man has done his homework. And thank you to City Weekly editor Jerre Wroble and to publisher/editor/longtime crony John Saltas for wanting to tell this story. Let’s all meet at the Republican, again, sometime soon. ◆ Greta Belanger deJong is editor and publisher of CATALYST. GRETA@CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET.

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Requiem for the Living by Jeff Metcalf University of Utah Press


n the one of the classics of the Hindu religion, the Katha Upanishad, written some 3,000 years ago, a little boy named Nachiketa meets the Indian deity of Death who is called Yama. Along the way the boy and Death bargain with each other, discuss the foundations of how we know ourselves, our soul, our place in time and the idea of moksha—the sense of true liberation. Ultimately what’s told in the story of the Katha is that knowing ourselves and a faith and belief in our own story is the highest bliss. It’s a lesson of what can be learned from death if we sit with it for a while and think. Had the Katha Upanishad been reimagined centuries later for a new kind of religious experience centered around the mysticism of flyfishing for steelhead trout on the Salmon River and of impish bravery, wild travel, deep loves, mischievous hijinks and a new sense of self in the face of mortality—one might be brought straight to a collection of essays by Jeff Metcalf. Requiem for the Living is a memoir, written as an experimental challenge that Metcalf sets out for himself to write 52 essays over the course of a single year at the rate of one each week. The task is made more complicated and perhaps more urgent by a fact introduced immediately on the first page as he begins the routine of writing each week’s essay while in his ninth year of having an aggressive form of prostate cancer, from which survival seems uncertain. At times his writing feels urgent and at other times, necessary, as though it’s in service of a debt. “It’s time to pay the piper,” writes Metcalf at the beginning of the first essay, introducing himself and his disease as he sets off with a dogged purpose to tell the tales of a rare life. The wonder present in Metcalf’s writing is how improbable each

REVIEWED BY MIKE PLACE story seems. Rarely does the language need to be dressed up because the stories themselves are at times nearly unbelievable, brought back from the ledge of incredulity by details that seem too wonderfully imperfect to be fiction. If this were the The Upanishads, it wouldn’t be hard to see Metcalf as a small boy, posing questions to Death, hoping for and ultimately finding a way out.

In The Great Blanket Islands, Metcalf sets sail to a tiny island off the coast of Ireland for a day trip when a storm comes in and he is stranded and in need of shelter from a woman who is awaiting her husband to come in from the dangerous storm in the bay. It’s a powerful moment when it’s revealed that she hasn’t been waiting for a few hours, but for two weeks and that her husband has surely drowned. It’s a story that might easily fit on the bookshelf of a Raymond Carver fan, heralding back to Carver’s famous poem – I’m a lucky man. I’ve had ten years longer than I or anyone expected. Pure Gravy. And I don’t forget it. Whether it’s a description of how he surprised his wife with her own wedding the same way others might surprise somebody with a birthday party or his misadventure

with his future wife as they evade automatic weapons fire in Northern Ireland, or being driven home by Clark Gable as a young boy—the essays chart a life that is at first as frenetic as it is peripatetic and then settles into a routine with no less intensity but perhaps more meaning as the stories transition into fatherhood and work as a teacher. Not every essay is of equal weight. Some are powerful and leave a deep impression while others are enjoyable if not as memorable. The collection stands strong as a whole, however, with the stragglers made so only by the sheer strength of the heavyweights. In The Burn, the challenges of middle-age membership in a gym are outlined in a way that should make all readers cringe, but with a smile. It’s hard not to identify with the notion of any one of us in a spin class for the first time, not-so-quietly cursing the instructor under our breath. In the two-part Death Row, Metcalf tells a story that shows the power of a teacher who believes in his students and balances expertly the need for a teacher to inspire and the need to instruct. Writes Metcalf, “...big things could happen by small groups of teachers with limited means and great ideas…” and he shows precisely how those ideas with a little good fortune can produce extraordinary moments. Writes Metcalf at the end of the book’s first essay: “It’s safe to say that, indeed, I have more time behind me than in front of me. But in the end, can’t we all say this? Who knows, really?” Requiem for the Living does what writing, from the ancient to the modern, ought to inspire to do. It demonstrates how one might lead a good life with the recognition that it can all turn bad in a moment and that gratitude and bravery are both renewable resources from which one should never fail to liberally draw. It says to the reader, Enjoy me but then put me down. Go outside. The world is waiting but it won’t wait forever. ◆ Requiem for the Living – $21.95 2014: University of Utah Press

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rogressive journalist Amy Goodman took the stage at Rose Wagner April 18 to talk about her sixth and newest book: Democracy Now: Twenty Years of Covering the Movements Changing America. She is the host of Democracy Now!, an independent news program broadcast weekdays on more than 1,400 public TV and radio stations and the Internet around the globe. The diminuitive Goodman, just barely peeking over the wooden podium, remarked on how she couldn’t see the front row, and visa versa. Addressing the 500-person nearcapacity crowd in the Jeanné Wagner theater, she gave her talk standing beside the podium, sometimes leaning on it for support, microphone in hand. She had good reason to lean: SLC was stop 20 on a 100-city speaking tour during the 2016 election to raise awareness and funds for independent media and to celebrate 20 years of Democracy Now! news hour. She and her team recorded Tuesday’s show from KUED-TV’s station at 4 a.m., before traveling to Colorado for their next talk later that afternoon. The event was attended by invited guests and KRCL’s Spring radiothon donors of $100 or more. A VIP reception took place before the show where attendees could meet Goodman and bestselling author and syndicated columnist Denis Moynihan, who is also a speaker on the tour. Moynihan is a contributing author of the book, as is Amy

Goodman’s brother, independent journalist (Mother Jones, New York Times, Washington Post) and bestselling author David Goodman. The book addresses the powerful movements and charismatic leaders who are re-shaping our world. Yet Goodman’s emphasis during the talk, and what clearly fuels her passion for her work, are the stories of the people affected by these movements. “What

win popularity contests,” she writes in the introduction of the book. A major bonus for fans is revealed as I dive into my copy; as I read, I hear each written word spoken in Amy’s firm, low-pitched and dignified voice that is so recognizable over the airwaves. Her tone calms me and her words fuel me with faith in my field, igniting a fire to stay the course through this strange, financially stressed time for independent media.

“We need a media that covers power, not covers for power. We need a media that is the fourth estate, not for the state.” would change about the conflict in the Middle East if everyone heard from a Palestinian child, and then an Israeli grandmother?” She reiterated the importance of journalists going where the silence is— behind the riot barricades, behind prison bars—and giving voice to those stories that wouldn’t otherwise be heard. “There is a hunger for authentic voices – not the same handful of pundits on the network shows who know so little about so much, explaining the world to us and getting it so wrong.” She found after their first year broadcasting in 1996, after President Clinton was re-elected, that there was an even greater demand for the show, a demand by the people to hold those in power accountable. “There’s a reason why our profession is the only one explicitly protected by the US Constitution: journalists are supposed to be the check and balance on power, not

“We need the media to give us the dictionary definition of static,” she writes. “Criticism. Opposition. Unwanted interference. We need a media that covers power, not covers for power. We need a media that is the fourth estate, not for the state. And we need a media that covers the movements that create static and make history. That is the power of independent media. That is a media that will save us.” ◆ A book signing followed. You can purchase Democracy Now: Twenty Years of Covering the Movements Changing America (Simon & Schuster, $26) at Weller Book Works, 801-328-2586, or visit To hear her voice daily, tune into: Television: UEN-TV Ch. 9.1, 7am M-F Online: Radio: KRCL 90.9FM, 7pm M-F Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler, Instagram, and Youtube: Follow @democracynow



Flashback, 2013: Utah without national parks


emember October 2013? U.S. Congressional Republicans failed to pass a budget and shut down the federal government for 16 days. While Senators Ted Cruz (yes, that Ted Cruz) and Mike Lee (RUT) staged an embarrassing fake filibuster, Utah’s “Mighty Five” national parks closed and Utah’s tourism industry tanked. The State of Utah chipped in nearly a million dollars to keep nine of our 12 national treasures open for six days. Even though Utah’s own Senator Lee took credit for orchestrating the government shutdown, in 2016 Utah legislators passed H.C.R. Protecting Bears Ears is not just about healing for the land and Native people. It’s for our adversaries to be healed, too. I truly believe we can all come out dancing together. – Willie Grayeyes, Chairman, Utah Dine Bikeyah

Utah legislators fight over Bear Ears Supporters wearing “Protect Bears Ears” t-shirts overflowed the conference room at a feisty April 20 meeting of the Utah Legislature Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands. During the meeting Republican members of the commission insisted that “attorney-client privilege” prevents sharing a transfer of public lands legal report financed with public money (even though the lawsuit supposedly does the people’s business). Mike Noel (R-Kanab) falsely claimed that Indian tribes supporting Bears Ears are paid lobbyists for rich environmental groups. Various Republicans claimed that only residents of San Juan County should be allowed to weigh in on Bears Ears. Then the Commission (excluding the two Democrats) voted to keep hemorrhaging tax dollars trying to grab state control of federal lands and endorsed a cranky “Resolution Opposing Unilateral Use of the Antiquities Act,” full of overheated anti-federal rhetoric about state sovereignty. A special legislative session will convene in May to consider the antiBears Ears resolution. April 20 meeting (worth a listen): LE.UTAH.GOV/ASPINTERIM/COMMIT.ASP?YEAR=2016&COM=SPESPL

Why do Republicans hate national parks? A new report from the Center for American Progress says that lack of congressional support for national parks and public lands can be traced to a group of 20 U.S. senators and representatives dubbed the “Anti-Parks Caucus.” Although the public loves parks, this small group of


11 demanding repayment from the federal government. In further irony, H.C.R. 11 was sponsored by Rep. Ken Ivory (R-West Jordan), former president of the American Land Council (ALC), a Koch Brothers-supported organization which is leading the effort to privatize federal public lands. We wish this would be required viewing so our legislators could vote more knowledgeably—Ken Burns’ The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, which recently concluded on KUED-Ch. 7. Watch clips and videos and learn more about the series: WWW.PBS.ORG/NATIONALPARKS/

lawmakers has formed the Federal Land Action Group (FLAG) with a goal to “develop a legislative framework for transferring public lands to local ownership and control” and has introduced legislation to seize or sell federal public lands. Anti-parks lawmakers are characterized by Tea Party affiliation and are typically from districts that are less competitive than average. Sound familiar? Nearly the entire Utah congressional delegation is associated with anti-park legislation including Rob Bishop (Ut-1), Chris Stewart (Ut-2), Jason Chaffetz (Ut-3) and Senator Mike Lee.

particle pollution were Salt Lake City/Provo (#6) and Logan (#7). State of the Air, 2016:

Citizen groups give legislature poor marks During the 2016 General Session Utah lawmakers did a poor job protecting the environment according to HEAL Utah and the Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club. The two organizations issued separate scorecards modeled on the League of Conservation Voters Scorecard, ranking state legislators according to votes on key environmental legislation. How did your State legislators vote? HEAL Utah Scorecard: WWW.HEALUTAH.ORG/2016GRADES/ Sierra Club Scorecard: UTAH.SIERRACLUB.ORG/CONTENT/ UTAH-LEGISLATIVE-SCORECARD


Interior Secretary to visit Utah In a speech honoring the 100th Anniversary of U.S. National Parks, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell promised to visit Utah where she mentioned “a range of conservation proposals, legislative and otherwise, to further protect public lands.” Speaking about the Antiquities Act which could be used to designate a Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah, Jewell pointed out that local objection would have prevented the designation of Zion National Park. “I do not think the Act should be used only in places where there is complete agreement,” she said. As for anti-parks legislators, Jewell was aghast, “Find me someone who really wants to privatize the National Parks,” she said, ”Really?” The Next 100 years of Conservation: DOI.GOV/PRESSRELEASES/SECRETARYJEWELL-OFFERS-VISION-NEXT-100-YEARS-CONSERVATION-AMERICA

Utah air not quite worst The American Lung Association has released “State of the Air, 2016” ranking U.S. cities on ozone and particle pollution. Among the worst 10 cities for short-term

UTA to add electric busses The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) and University of Utah have received a $5.4 million federal grant to purchase five new electric busses to be operated on the busy Route 2 and at the University of Utah. Electric busses not only help reduce air pollution, they will save the equivalent of 6,000 gallons of diesel fuel per year.

Public comments due on oil shale plan The Bureau of Land Management is accepting public comments on a permit requested by Enefit American Oil (an Estonian oil shale company) to build a utility corridor in the Uinta Basin in order to support expanded oil shale strip mining and endanger the White River watershed which feeds into the Green River. Benefit American Oil Utility Corridor Project EISHTTP://GO.USA.GOV/CSA9. Comments due June 14, 2016, e-mail: UT_VERNAL_COMMENTS@BLM.GOV



The kratom chronicles

A traditional jungle herb used for pain and anxiety relief stirs up controversy in the United States BY ALICE TOLER


hat if I told you there was an herb used by thousands to self treat chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and to wean off dangerous opioid medications, and that a controversy over legality was currently playing out state by state in the USA? You’d think I was talking about marijuana, right? But you’d be wrong. It’s kratom. Wait, what’s kratom?

Traditional use Kratom (pronounced either “krah-tom” or “kray-tom”—take your pick) is the leaf of a Southeast Asian tree (Mitragyna speciosa) that grows in the rainforests of Indochina and Malaysia. It’s related to coffee, and human inhabitants of the area have used the leaves for their medicinal properties since time immemorial. Traditionally, the leaves were chewed in raw form and were used as an antidiarrhoeal, to stave off exhaustion, and as a painkiller and mood enhancer. In Thailand, it has also been commonly used to treat opioid dependence, premature ejaculation and diabetes. Reports suggest that up to 70% of the male population in some districts of southern Thailand are regular kratom users. To many Thais, kratom is their social equivalent to our coffee. “There are three main strains—white vein, red vein and green vein kratom. They have varying proportions of mu (μ)opioid receptor agonism, stimulation, and dissociative effect,” says a kratom importer I spoke with who wishes to remain anonymous. “Kratom from Borneo and Sumatra are noticeably different, but kratom doesn’t have the culture of coinnoisseurship that cannabis or wine do. In

general, white vein is the most dissociating, red vein the most sedating and green vein the most stimulating—but those effects aren’t necessarily consistent, depending where the kratom was grown and how it was harvested.” The leaf contains several alkaloids, but the pharmacological effects are not yet well studied. Kratom is a mu (μ)-opioid receptor agonist, which means it kills pain, although it differs significantly from

Kratom is clearly an excellent candidate for harm-reduction efforts aimed at stemming the swelling tide of opioid overdose in America.

opium-derived drugs in its effects. Importantly, kratom does not appear to suppress respiration like opioids do. If you take enough morphine or heroin, you will forget to breathe and you will die. But if you take too much kratom, you will be violently ill and projectile vomit. It’s very hard to hold down enough kratom to constitute an overdose. Kratom has been used since antiquity in its native range, and if it were seriously dangerous, it would carry that reputation there. It does not. “For the average person, it is not difficult at all to stop using kratom. Coffee is harder and more painful to quit for many,” says kratom activist Paul Kemp. “There are rare people, usually former hard drug addicts who go at kratom like they went at opiates, who reportedly have fairly bad withdrawals—but still not as bad as with true opiates. Tobacco is much harder to quit than kratom.”

Regulation And yet, here we are in the U.S. with a pitched battle regarding the legality of kratom being fought on a state-by-state basis. The herb has been outlawed in Wisconsin, Indiana, Vermont, Arkansas, Tennessee, and the city of Sarasota in Florida. (Wisconsin is reconsidering the ban.) There is pending legislation in Iowa, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Kentucky, Alabama and Georgia. In many states where it's outlawed, it's been unfairly bundled together with dangerous synthetic research chemicals such as cathinone “bath salts.”

A healthy alternative? Pain management and its side effects are a problem for many people. Some suffer liver damage from taking acetaminophen in large doses on a regular

basis. NSAIDs like ibuprofen and aspirin cause gastric ulcers. Prescription opioids lead to dependency and possible heroin addiction. People also self-treat chronic pain with alcohol, with predictably bad long-term results. Kratom has received a lot of undeserved bad press lately, as the media looks for the latest manufactured “health crisis” to drum up page views, but kratom is clearly an excellent candidate for harm-reduction efforts aimed at stemming the swelling tide of opioid overdose in America. In 2014, more than 28,000 people died of opioid overdose in the U.S. Kratom alone has not been responsible for any of those deaths. Opponents note that kratom has been illegal in Thailand since 1943, but don’t mention that it was outlawed specifically because it was so good at treating opium addiction that the Thai government was losing vast amounts of tax revenue from its legal opium trade during World War II. Recommendations by the Thai Office of Narcotics Control Board for kratom to be decriminalized in Thailand have been pending since 2010.

User experience Due to issues of legality and concern for losing access to the herb, of the 20 or so people I interviewed for this article (face to face, via email, and in an Internet forum), only one was willing to publicly talk about his medical issues and his use of kratom—Paul Kemp, who founded the American Kratom Association (see accompanying interview).. Most of the people I spoke with depend on kratom for pain control. J.P. is a mechanic. “I was taking opioid

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HEALTH AND SCIENCE INTERVIEW Yes, most definitely. It fills a need in the chronic pain community, where it does a better job of controlling pain, anxiety and depression than pharmaceuticals for many people, and it also helps many to wean off opioid drugs. For the most part, the TV-spread myth that kratom leads to heroin use has the story backwards: Pain patients, as well as some heroin users, have learned that kratom is an almost painless way to get through the traumatic withdrawal that stops most people from ending addiction.

Paul Kemp, the founder and President of the American Kratom Association (AKA), talked with CATALYST about kratom, its use, and activism to keep it legal in the U.S. Catalyst: How did you first encounter kratom? Paul Kemp: A chiropractor I know introduced it to me. He was selling it out of his clinic and seeing a lot of new business coming in, due to the good results people were having for Lupus, anxiety, back problems and other chronic pain issues. Once I found the right dose, I enjoyed how the herb energized me after a hard day’s work without interfering with my sleep (or making me high like marijuana does). I am also pre-diabetic. Kratom is traditionally used in Thai folk medicine for diabetes, and it has helped me tremendously. It may also be somewhat responsible for reducing the pain and inflammation I suffer from sciatica and lower back pain.

Can you tell us a little about your kratom activism? How did you get involved in the cause of advancing kratom? I was fascinated with the disconnect between the positive results many people were receiving and the aggressively negative and unfair treatment the herb was (and still is) receiving. I was familiar with the imperfect qualities of our monopolistic medical/pharmaceutical industry, having watched my mother slowly lose her health and her mind, as her doctor prescribed drug after drug for what would probably be diagnosed today as fibromyalgia. Each new drug they tried on her usually required another drug or two to control the side effects of the first one. Is kratom use expanding in the US?


I think kratom is one of the nastier-tasting herbs out there, often leaving a lingering aftertaste for up to an hour post-ingestion. Some people find the taste similar to yerba mate tea. Kratom users have developed an array of ways of taking the dried, powdered herb: Honey tea. Measure your kratom dose, dry, into a teacup, and add an equal amount of honey, blending to a paste. Add a small amount of boiling water and continue stirring. Sip it like tea; or wait till it cools and chug it.

Are there any statistics on kratom use in the US? How about in Southeast Asia or elsewhere in the world? I am not aware of any official statistics of kratom use in the US, but the best estimate we’ve been able to come up with has been about 5 million consumers, with perhaps half of them using it mainly for medical purposes. It is expanding rapidly as one person who finds outstanding relief from the symptoms of Lyme disease, fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome tells everyone they know about kratom. I know a physician who has tried all the medical options for his ulcerative colitis, studied the research, and now quietly uses and recommends kratom for his patients. In Thailand, an estimated 70% of the Muslim men in the southern provinces are said to use kratom to help with laboring in the hot jungles, with diabetes symptoms, or in traditional ceremonies, plus relaxing after work. There seems to be a similar situation in Malaysia, where kratom use is tolerated. Can you tell me more about the environmental and economic impact of kratom cultivation in Southeast Asia? Kratom grows wild throughout the region, and it’s also cultivated in plantations on cut-over lands. Older trees yield stronger kratom, so there is an incentive to preserve the jungle trees on virgin soils. It does a lot for the native economy, allowing poor peasants to earn some

You can also mix it similarly with orange juice or hot chocolate. Encapsulation. Do not buy kratom capsules premade. Because of the lack of standardization, these will often be low-quality and too expensive. Buy kratom powder and encapsulate them yourself. As each capsule contains a standard amount of kratom, it’s easier to estimate your effective dose. Use a capsule machine such as a Cap M Quik, available online or at local herb shops. Dosage. Generally, it’s recommended to start with a half teaspoon of powdered kratom and see how you feel. A standard dose is between a teaspoon and a tablespoon, but start small. I have personally never needed

income. Kratom harvest is another reason to preserve old-growth rainforests, and is a better option for the locals than strip-mining or palm oil production. As the AKA grows in size and influence, we hope to be able to develop the growth of kratom as an economic resource for the people who cultivate it. Is there any American research on kratom? Dr. Christopher McCurdy at the University of Mississippi has done considerable research, hoping to use kratom as a safer treatment [for opioid dependency] than methadone. How do you address the issue of addiction? To manage the addictive potential of kratom, I have two mottoes: First “don’t chase the euphoria”—meaning don’t increase the dose just for the euphoric feeling; and “less is more”—use the least amount that provides relief for your body and your symptoms. Keep the same dose day after day, and take occasional breaks of several days to avoid building a tolerance. It also helps to change strains frequently so your body doesn’t get used to one alkaloid profile. Do you think kratom needs any regulation at all? We advocate that kratom not be sold to those under 18. An ideal place for it to be sold might be in a health foods or apothecary shop, with knowledgable staff to explain its use. Consuming large doses to try to have a profoundly euphoric experience is not recommended. There is a ceiling effect, which prevents this from being done more than once or twice a week, and taking too much kratom also carries the potential for you to get violently sick, possibly for days. It’s better to use it for the sensible management of medical symptoms, or in small quantities and occasionally as a pleasant social lubricant, much as you’d have coffee with friends. It needs education in order to use it well, more than it needs regulation. —AT

more than a teaspoon at a time. Be aware of the hazards of habituation, and always take the smallest dose that's effective for you. If you get sick to your stomach, try a different strain. If no strains work for you, then don’t take any more kratom. It doesn't work for everyone. Sixteen percent of people who try kratom experience some nausea at any dose. A very small number of people also have a liver sensitivity to kratom. Why does this happen, when the majority of people respond well to the herb? We just don’t know. Make your doctor aware if you'd like to try kratom, to verify there aren't any possible bad interactions with other drugs you are on, and to monitor your liver function if that may be a concern. —AT

12 May 2016 CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET meds for my back pain, but I got laid off last year and lost my health insurance, so I quit going to the doctor,” he said. “I

Topical uses

One fascinating thing about kratom is that the active alkaloids are also effective transdermally—that is, you can put it on your skin, and it works. Sunburn treatment: Cold filtered kratom tea in a spray bottle is said to be an excellent ameliorative for the pain of sunburn. I haven’t been sunburned in years, but I’ll remember that if I get caught out this summer. The tea is fairly easy to make: Add 1/4 cup of ground kratom herb to 2 cups of boiling water and steep for 15 minutes. Filter through cheesecloth, let cool, pour into a spray bottle and refrigerate. Soap: I gave some fine-ground

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tapered off my remaining meds, but got in a situation where my back was really killing me, so I picked up some kratom kratom leaves to a friend who is a professional soap-maker. She made several test batches, with the best results coming from a high-kratom, cold-process technique that yielded a dark brown bar flecked with exfoliating bits of kratom herb. She also added some eucalyptus essential oil, on the premise that it might enhance any painkilling or relaxing effects of the soap. I distributed the soap among a few friends and told them to wash with it and report back with the results. In general, they loved the soap, and a majority asserted that it did, indeed, possess superior relaxation effects. Soap-making is for the more ambitious; but in general, add enough ground kratom to a standard hot- or cold-process soap recipe to turn the mix avocado green and provide a satisfying amount of exfoliating “tooth” to the paste. The soap will oxidize to a dark chocolate brown as it sets up. Try either lemongrass or eucalyptus essential oil as a nice aromatherapeutic addition, and enjoy! —AT

HEALTH AND SCIENCE capsules from a head shop and figured out how to dose myself with it. Kratom isn’t nearly as strong as prescription opioids, but since my tolerance had gone down I was able to tell a really big difference when I took it. Until I get insurance again I will continue to use kratom for pain management.” “I was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2014, and I suffer from deep fatigue, headaches, sore throat and body aches, both muscular and joint,” A.L., life coach and body worker told me. “I also have neurological symptoms: brain fog, depersonalization, tinnitus, and random sensations of buzzing or vibration. I bump into things a lot, I’m forgetful and disoriented, and I’m easily overwhelmed. Kratom helps relieve pain and gives me a subtle energy boost. It’s helpful to take during the day on days when I know I have things to do that can’t be put off, and it will get me through the day mostly functional. I got an ulcer from all the ibuprofen I used to take, so it’s been a very good alternative for that.” Carpenter and web shop owner R.C. started using kratom to help him complete a five-year taper off of Subutex, a pharmaceutical used to treat opioid dependence. “Kratom helps relieve the ’blood boiling’ feeling I have when I feel withdrawals from that drug. It just barely takes the edge off, but any natural relief as gentle as kratom really helps. I would cold turkey it, but the withdrawals make it impossible for me to work.” R.L., who has been an addict since the age of 16, finds that kratom takes away the craving for alcohol. “It works great for me—I’m able to function. I take it in the morning and at night coming back from work. I do go back and forth—sometimes I get fed up of kratom and go back

to drinking after my kratom tolerance gets super high, but it’s a good thing to be able to switch to kratom rather than just drinking all the time. Alcohol will damage you, but if you take some kratom instead, your body feels good, your mind is more settled, and you’re more productive.”

Regulation As a chronic pain patient and someone with an allergy to most prescription opioids, I stumbled across kratom late last year and decided to try it out for myself. After purchasing a sampler pack from an online retailer, I was bemused to find each package adorned with a sticker reading “not for human consumption.” Kratom currently falls into a kind of regulatory Siberia. It’s legal in most states, but only if it’s not sold as a supplement— hence the confusing labels. You can buy kratom at most head shops, but the supply there will be both weak and overpriced. Additionally, since kratom is a botanical, potency and effect will vary with the place it was grown, the manner in which it was harvested and the individual metabolism of the person taking it. You can’t know accurately in advance how any particular batch will affect you personally, so if you’re interested in kratom as a painkiller or an anxiolytic (to relieve anxiety), the best strategy is to purchase a sampler pack like I did from a reputable online retailer and test several kinds. “You will find the best kratom from online suppliers who import it fresh from Indonesia,” says Paul Kemp. But how do you find a good online retailer? because of the perverse laws surrounding kratom, if CATALYST made any retailer recommendations by name

in this article, it might provide grounds for the FDA to shut them down or confiscate their shipments at the port of entry. The FDA’s rules right now don’t provide for a sensible regulation of kratom. What you can do, however, is to seek out any of many kratom-related Facebook groups and internet forums and ask around, or simply Google “kratom online seller review” and do your own research. People who have found kratom to be effective for various medical conditions are generally enthusiastic about the herb, and willing to discuss their best sources at length. As a botanical with a long history of medical use, kratom is exempt from the same testing that pharmaceuticals are. Since it’s an easily and cheaply grown herb, it’s a risk for a pharmaceutical corporation to invest the millions of dollars needed to develop a drug from it, patent it and bring it to market. While the monetary rewards for kratom research are likely to be fairly low, the American population, so desperately in need of safer painkillers than opioids, could clearly benefit from it. Like marijuana, kratom has the potential to save lives when used sensibly in a medical capacity. It’s ironic that just as marijuana is beginning to experience widespread decriminalization and cultural acceptance, kratom is being unfairly vilified and criminalized, putting a definite end to any research at all in those localities where it’s been made illegal. This valuable herb, and the population of pain and anxiety sufferers it helps, both deserve better. ◆ Alice Toler is a CATALYST staff writer.

The knotty business of kratom importation A kratom importer talks to CATALYST about bringing the jungle leaf into the US wholesale. I used to import it directly from Indonesia, but now I mostly resell kratom that I buy from other importers.

How is kratom grown?

Kratom is mostly farmed. Even wildcrafted kratom locations turn into farms over time as they become actively managed. Farming kratom can be a very good income by local standards, and tree farming is generally sustainable and has a small ecological footprint.


ratom is in a weird kind of limbo with the FDA and the DEA. It has not been banned outright, but the FDA will seize imports of kratom if they are marked as intended for use as a supplement. Shipments marked “not intended for human consumption” are still being allowed into the country, and the supply of kratom here hasn’t appreciably dwindled. Depending upon the volume of purchase directly from farmers in Indonesia, the markup can be more than 400%—but an importer may also be relying on bank transfers that supply no recourse if the seller doesn’t comply with their end of the bargain. An importer with nine years’ experience in the trade agreed to talk anonymously with us about the business.

How did you get into importing kratom? I was consuming kratom myself, and I thought it made sense to start buying it

What’s the local perception of kratom in Southeast Asia?

In Thailand, where it is native, it’s treated as a “light” drug on the same level as marijuana. People in cities that are part of the Thai drug culture are familiar with kratom, and they consider it the drug of hard workers, where marijuana is considered a drug for the lazy. Kratom has no real native cultural use outside of Thailand. In Indonesia, people who are part of the drug culture have mostly never heard of kratom. There is some anecdotal mention on the Internet of kratom being tolerated or even encouraged by Thai Buddhists in a way that other substances aren’t, but I could not find any direct sources. I have not found much in the way of “kratom culture” like you have pot culture or alcohol culture.

How long has there been a market for kratom in the US?

For more than a decade now, but I’m not sure that use is increasing as quickly as the impression the media is giving. [Also], my impression is that far more people use kratom medically than recreationally.

The FDA or the DEA are not moving decisively to ban kratom, but they do seem to be harassing the importers. Is there a danger of kratom being banned?

I think the pharmaceutical companies would block kratom from becoming a Schedule I or II drug (either banned or tightly controlled) because there’s too much potential profit in bringing it to market in some form as a Schedule III or IV drug. A Japanese research group discovered [the active compound in kratom] 7-hydroxymitragynine and they’ve been granted a patent for other possible derivatives of mitragynine. Being a Schedule I or II drug would interfere with that.

How would you characterize the addictive potential of kratom?

Kratom is less addictive than pharmaceutical opiates because its complex pharmacology includes mechanisms known to reduce the addictive potential of pharmaceutical opiates. For a culture of harm reduction, this is a good thing. Kratom has a lot of potential for medical use. —AT

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Aging at home


How cohousing communities can ease the transition into later life


hen old age, a stroke and an accident resulting in two broken femurs left Cindy Turnquist’s father-in-law unable to complete even modest personal tasks, Turnquist and her family made the decision that

The concept of universal design addresses the difficulties Cindy experienced as a caregiver related to the daily navigation of space.

BY KATHERINE PIOLI many American families end up making, to re-situate their aging loved one in a care facility where, they expected, trained staff would be able to give necessary and immediate attention, medical and otherwise.

But while housed at the facility, Turnquist’s father-in-law suffered a second stroke, one the family believed went unnoticed for some time by the over burdened staff, and they decided a facility was not the best option. “We felt he wasn’t long for this world,” recalls Turnquist, and so the family brought their aging patriarch home. For two and a half years, Turnquist was a full time caregiver. It was a difficult job. Two aides helped her periodically, but most tasks fell to her. With her father-in-law confined to a wheelchair, movement was especially difficult. Turnquist was unable to lift her father-in-law without assistance. The bedrooms, bathrooms, even doorways had to be altered to accommodate the chair. The day her father-in-law passed, recalls Turnquist, she stood at the door of her house watching as his body was taken away, feeling there had to be a better way to age with dignity at home. Finding such a path became her goal and today Cindy Turnquist is the founder of SageHill Cohousing, Utah’s first professional cohousing firm specializing in communities for seniors. “It’s a tough job,” says Turnquist, reflecting on her time as caregiver, “and there’s lots of people my age who are doing it.” Realizing that families and individuals of aging relatives deserved better options than she had, Turnquist went back to school. In 2011, she completed degrees in Architecture Technology and Construction Management with an emphasis on green building and universal design, a concept that addresses the difficulties she’d experienced as a caregiver related to the daily navigation of space. Universal design taught Turnquist that spaces could be developed from the start to accommodate all kinds of users – for example, kitchen counters built at multiple and varying levels useful to all postures, heights and abilities. When Turnquist learned about the cohousing model—intentional communities built with both private homes and shared spaces and whose members typically share a common ideal or community goal—she realized that a senior-focused cohousing community built with universal design concepts could fill a growing need in Utah. Elder cohousing, Turnquist explains, often attracts those in early retirement, people who are still physically active and wish to engage with their communities, but who are also thinking ahead to the day when their lives and needs may change drastically. At that point, a senior cohousing community would already be designed to meet those changing needs without requiring people to be extracted

from their community or give up their sense of independence. And while each community is unique, its “design” from the private and public spaces down to community meals and meetings, there is one important similarity found across most senior cohousing models: control over health care. “The possibilities are really limitless and depend on the desires of the community,” says Turnquist. “A cohousing community could hire a fulltime nurse to be on staff for the entire community, or there could be a caregiver suite in each common house for personal live-in aides. There could be an arrangement with an in-home care company, and I’ve seen how nice it is for an employee to come into a community and visit 15 people and get to know them.” According to Turnquist, of the over 140 active cohousing communities in United States only eight are senior focused—a trend, she says, that is about to change. Senior cohousing, of course, won’t be an attractive proposition for everyone. “My own stepfather,” acknowledges Turnquist, “would much rather go into an assisted living center. His idea of a comfortable place is one where he knows his meal will be served exactly at 8 a.m. and his pills will be ready at 10. But retirement into cohousing is something that many in the baby boomer generation are looking for. They want alternative ways to age, not in the kind of places they put their parents. We are a generation that wants more control.” Two SageHill cohousing projects in the Salt Lake area are currently in the developing stages, a LGBTQ-focused community and an artists community. An “Out and Visible” survey recently conducted by SageHill showed that “many older LGBTQs go back into the closet for fear of discrimination in healthcare and senior facilities.” The hope for such a cohousing community, which is currently in very early stages of creation and still seeking interested members, is to help LGBTQ seniors, many of whom may not have children to depend on, create a safe space where they can support each other as they age. The plans for the artists cohousing village, which will be comprised of 25-30 privately owned homes; public and private studio spaces; and rehearsal, performance and exhibition spaces are a combined effort between SageHill and EngAGE, a statewide network of artists, teachers and health care providers. While this community is still looking for members, the core group has already begun to look at potential building sites, including the old Granite High School property, which has seen a number of failed reno-

vation proposals over the years since the school’s closure. Though both communities are still very much in the early foundational stages, Cindy Turnquist believes that this is the most exciting time to jump in. Those who join now, explains Turnquist, will not only enjoy the benefits of such a tightknit community, they will be the ones who create what eventually transpires there, becoming the designers of their own life experience. ◆ Cindy Turnquist can be contacted at CINDY@SAGEHILLCOHOUSING.COM. Katherine Pioli is a Catalyst staff writer

Cohousing Conference in SLC May 20-21 Interested in the SageHill communities but want to understand more about the cohousing model first? You’re in luck. The Cohousing Association of the United States is having their annual conference in Salt Lake City this May. And this year’s conference, Aging Better Together: The Power of Community, will focus on creating senior-friendly cohousing. Attend workshops, panel discussions and 30 breakout groups all focused on the cohousing experience and how to design the communities you want. Conference keynote Richard Leider, chief curator of content for AARP’s Life Reimagined Institute, will deliver a message from his new book, The Power of Purpose: how finding purpose in life can benefit our health, happiness and longevity. Other workshops include: Conscious aging, personal wholeness and community; Beyond cohousing: the ripple effect; and,The Arc of Life: the John Clark Story, about impacts that community and cohousing can have on the process of aging through the story of one man who joined a successful cohousing community in South Africa at the age of 70 and left seven years later over an end-of life controversy. Aging Better Together: The Power of Community May 20-21, 2016, Salt Lake City, Utah University of Utah Guest House and Conference Center, 100 S. Fort Douglas Blvd. Additional free programming late afternoon and evening on Thursday, May 19. Free Open House at Wasatch Commons the morning of Sunday, May 22. Registration until May 19, $390. WWW.COHOUSING.ORG

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pring is here and our bodies feel the new life ready to bloom. It is the sweetest time of year for going through your home, clearing out the old energy and preparing for new growth. Here are my top 10 tips to support you in creating something new in your space and in your life. 1. Invite fresh, clean energy into your space. On a warm, sunny day, open your windows and doors, turn on some music and let the freshness of spring flow through your space. This helps move the stagnant winter energy and rejuvenate your body and space. 2. You get to choose what stays and what goes. This is your space, this is your life, this is your choice, and your responsibility. Don’t leave clutterclearing your home for your children, your friends or strangers to deal with. Want help? You can go to WWW.CLEARSIMPLE.COM for my free eBook – The ART of Letting Go. ART stands for Acceptance, Release & Trust. 3. Keep it simple by choosing one project for the season. Just thinking about all the organizing projects in

your home can block you from ever starting. But if you choose just one project for each season, over time your space will be transformed. 4. Get a buddy. This work is more fun when we do it together. Get a buddy and help each other. Each one gets to pick the project. You will be amazed how the time flies by and how much more you get done. 5. Choose a donation agency that aligns with your beliefs. Giving to charities that support work you care about makes the “toss” step easier. 6. Have fun shopping for containers that suit your style. Like the bright blossoming flowers, bright containers make us happy. You might prefer more subtle tones. Check out a local packing store. 7. Clothes closet transformation. Here are our most powerful two tips for a closet transformation: Try everything on and ask, “Is this me?” Be prepared to laugh and cry. Do this with a friend. For what remains, get hangers of the same color and material.

8. Dig in the dirt – or simply plant one pot. Let your inner child go outside and play. Get your hands dirty and connect with the earth. If gardening isn’t really your thing or you don’t have the time, just pick out one cool pot and fill with flowers, herbs or even a vegetable plant. Place it somewhere where you can enjoy the beauty. 9. Capture the incoming paper in one place and container. Free your horizontal surfaces of paper piles by getting one large appealing container to hold the incoming. It can be a beautiful basket on your counter or a vertical wall pocket placed where you enter your space. 10. Let go of one habit that is keeping you stuck. In this season of of renewal, light and growth, releasing even just one unsupportive habit and replacing it with something that aligns with you currently will give you energy and joy. ◆ Marla Dee is a professional organizer, popular speaker and the creator of The Clear & SIMPLE Way to live free of clutter and organized at last. WWW.CLEARSIMPLE.COM; 801-463-9090.



The Boss always flushes Better rainwater collection with a First Flush diverter—buy the kit or make your own


e live in a desert. (Well, technically, we live in a steppe). It’s easy to forget that sometimes, especially when we live in a city lush with trees, lawns and golf courses. It’s even easier to forget in spring, the season filled with green possibilities, although this spring has been remarkably dry. Reality check time: Utahns are among the highest per capita water users in the U.S., and a large portion of this water goes to irrigate landscapes. As gardeners, we rely on irrigation to grow the majority of our vegetables and flowers in our high desert climate, and by using municipal water for irrigation we are jacking up our per person water tally dramatically. However, cutting our reliance on this water is simple, inexpensive and completely practical for anyone with a roof. Would you believe it if I told you we get more than enough rainfall every year along the Wasatch Front to sustain a lush edible landscape without ever having to use a drop of chlorinated, fluoridated culinary water? Since restrictions on its collection were loosened, more and more folks are collecting and storing rainwater. As simple as placing a barrel under a gutter’s downspout, we can capture our most precious dryland resource, store it, and irrigate with it later. It’s almost just too easy, and incredibly rewarding to boot. With an annual rainfall of 17 inches in the Salt Lake Valley, a modestly sized home can easily catch 10,000 gallons of water in the course of a year. That is plenty for the needs of a waterwise landscape and garden. Good, clean rainwater is the gold standard of moisture for our plants, free from chlorine, fluoride and other compounds found in municipal water. The key word there is clean, if we can catch it and bank it to utilize later. Unfortunately, the air quality along the Wasatch Front ranges from poor to terrible depending on the season, and the last thing I want to do is concentrate these airborne pollutants into my rainwater tanks, then rinse them into my garden. Our roofs are also covered with bird poo, insect carcasses and other debris, which I don’t want festering in my rainwater tanks. The challenge, then, becomes how do we rinse the pollution from the air, clean our roofs, discard this water, and then collect the following

BY JAMES LOOMIS clean water? Fortunately, a Texan smarter than myself came up with an ingenious mechanism to divert this dirty first portion of a rain incident away from our storage tanks, a device known as the First Flush diverter. It’s commercially available. DIY instructions are also online. The First Flush diverter is a simple assembly of plumbing that diverts a portion of the initial rainfall away from the collection vessel. Atmospheric pollution and other undesirable bits o’ funk are washed out of the air and off of our roofs with the first wave of rain, which then fills a specifically sized reservoir chamber. Once full, the following precipitation flows freely over the diverter chamber, and into your rainwater tank. (Note: I never collect rainwater during the winter inversion.) Let’s take it from the top. Rain falls through the atmosphere, gathering dust and pollutants, then onto the roof catchment area, where it flows into the gutter system, then into the downspout. To

Black out your barrels to prevent algae growth. keep leaves and large debris out, I use a screen at the point where the water leaves the downspout and enters the rest of the plumbing in my collection system. (A great unit called the Leaf Eater by Rain Harvesting is commercially available and priced right. See photo). The water then moves through a 90degree elbow so that it flows horizontally before arriving at our First Flush diverter. The top of the diverter is a "T" fitting, which uses gravity to send the first flow of rainwater falling down into our flush chamber. This dirty water fills the volume of the chamber and, once full, it becomes a simple aquatic bridge for the clean water to flow over. An upgrade on this system is a small plastic ball that floats up and seals the chamber, to keep any debris in the flush chamber water from being siphoned up. The clean water then flows over the First Flush diverter chamber and into our

cistern, and a valve at the bottom of the flush chamber allows us to drain the unit and ready it for the next rain. It’s a good idea to screen the entry point of your cistern, to keep out other debris, mosquitos and rodents. Don’t forget to plumb in an overflow on your cistern as well, because a hefty monsoon rain will fill most tanks remarkably fast! To function properly, size does matter. If undersized, the water entering your cistern will still contain pollutants. If oversized, you’ll end up missing out on valuable collected water. The first step is to calculate the volume of water to divert. Your roof and gutter system are the catchment area. When calculating the catchment area, we are only concerned with the footprint of the building, not the square footage of the roof, as the pitched roof area does not increase the total catchment area, ya dig? One inch of rain equals .6 gallons per square foot of catchment area, so a 1,000square-foot home will catch 600 gallons of water with one inch of rain! In an area with minimal pollution, it is recommended to divert 0.0125 gallons per sq/ft of catchment area, and in areas of substantial pollution (all of us on the Wasatch Front) 0.05 gallons per sq/ft is recommended. This would mean a First Flush Diverter volume of 7.5 to 30 gallons, respectively, depending on the level of pollution in your area. Now, let’s take this whole game up to boss status, shall we? When dealing with a few 50-gallon rain barrels, there’s not much more to consider, as those get drained quite quickly in the weeks following a storm. However, with larger storage volumes we run into a problem, as these will often hold water for months before being used. The last system I designed and built had a bank of cisterns with a storage capacity of 1,800 gallons, designed to irrigate a large garden through several months of drought. In nature, surface water is constantly being moved and aerated, which keeps it

vibrant and healthy. In the still belly of a large cistern, we have the opposite: anaerobic conditions, which breed stagnant, foul-smelling water. Nothing spoils the joy of utilizing stored water faster than a rank odor, and a subsequent questioning of its safety. Water craves cycling and oxygenation, so hook it up! With a small air pump and air stones, you can efficiently and effectively keep your stored water oxygenated and vibrant for extended periods of time. The units used to oxygenate aquariums can serve the same purpose in our cistern. They are incredibly energy efficient, and there are solar-powered models available as well, just in case you feel like going boss-and-a-half. One final note: Make sure to black out your tanks to prevent algae growth, which can also muck up your water party. Most tanks made for water storage are already opaque, but for those of you on the DIY team who are using repurposed IBC totes or 55 gallon plastic barrels, protecting them from light will prevent algae growth as well as extend the life of the cistern by preventing UV degradation of the plastic. Options include painting your tank, or wrapping with black plastic or geotextile fabric. I like to dress mine up a little by covering the wrapped tanks with reed fencing for a little tiki party vibe. So there you have it, clean rainwater, pure and simple. By harnessing a valuable resource that literally falls from the sky, you can easily lower your municipal water usage, saving resources and money. Since it is free of chlorine, which is toxic to all forms of life, rainwater is the ideal water source for providing irrigation to your garden without negatively impacting the microorganisms in the soil, and is the best water to brew compost teas with. Good job, crew, living smarter and lighter on the planet, while having fun and working less; that’s a boss move. Until next time, get outside, sleep outside, spend less time at work, and keep growing this thing. ◆ James Loomis is a professional grower and consultant, and teaches monthly workshops on a variety of topics related to regenerative agriculture and urban homesteading. FACEBOOK.COM/BEYONDORGANIC

First Flush Diverter kit, complete with ball and release valve, is available from Rain Harvesting. $30-$40.



May 6: DUBWISE @ Urban Lounge. 9p. w/ Thelem, illoom and Durandal. $5 before 10 p. $10 after. 21+. 241 S. 500 E. THEURBANLOUNGESLC.COM May 6-8: Shades of Intimacy: Ignite the Passion in Your Love Life @ In the Pavilion, Midway. Learn to communicate and navigate the complex energies that surround our personal patterns of intimacy, love, and sexuality. $300 for single person, $500 for a couple. 700 No. Homestead Dr., Midway. SUZANNEWAGNER.COM May 7: Belle and Sebastian, film screening @ The City Library. 11a. A story following the adventures of a young boy and his giant sheepdog in the Alps during the WWII-occupied France. Free. 210 E. 400 S. UTAHFILMCENTER.ORG May 7: Empty Bowls @ St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen. 12p. Beautiful, locally made bowls, all proceeds go to feed the hungry at St Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen. Enjoy a bowl of soup, live music and activities. $20. 437 W. 200 S. BIT.LY/1QB5EZW May 7: Shelter Dogs in a Photo Booth book signing @ The King’s English Bookshop. 2-4p. Meet author Guinnevere Shuster. Adoptable dogs from The Humane Society of Utah on site. Plus, a photo booth by Couth Booth Photo Booth Experiences for pups and pictures. Free. 1511 S. 1500 E. KINGSENGLISH.COM May 7: Sego Lily Gardens Spring Fair @ Sego Lily Gardens. 9a-12p. Education on water wise plants, and Wild Wonders with exotic wild animals. Free. 1472 Sego Lily Dr., Sandy. 1.USA.GOV/1N0BDWL

May 7: Wasatch Garden Spring Plant Sale @ Rowland Hall. 8a-1p. Featuring over 30,000 plants. Free. 720 Guardsman Way. WASATCHGARDENS.ORG May 1: SLC PINK Zine Release @ Kilby Court. 7p. w/ Big Baby, Sally Yoo and Ana Hardy. $10. 741 W Kilby Ct. KILBYCOURT.COM May 1: International Workers Day @ Salt Lake City County Building. 12p. Speakers from the labor, immigrant, anti-war, anti-police brutality, and socialist movements. Live music. Free. 451 S State St. May 1: Land Transformed: Stories of Reclamation @ The Fallout. 6p. Dedicated to stories of human habitats, how they are colonized, subverted and transformed. Free; donations encouraged. 625 S. 600 W. BIT.LY/1TEMNK May 1-31: Tom Russell, An American Colorist @ Ken Sanders Rare Books. 10a-6p. Featuring the paintings of Tom Russell. Free. 268 S. 200 E. KENSANDERSBOOKS.COM May 2: The Fifth Vital Sign @ Vitalize Community Studio. 6-8p. Considering the menstrual cycle as a vital sign comparable to blood pressure and pulse. This class and workshop helps familiarize women with their cycles. Free. 3474 South. 2300 East. 5THVITALSIGN.COM May 2: Losing Ground, documentary @ The City Library. 7p. Explores how families access services for their children with autism. Post-film panel discussion. Free. 210 E. 400 S. BIT.LY/1WQIKJK May 3: Dogtown Redemption, film screening @ The City Library. 7p. Dogtown Redemption is not only a story of trash recyclers but a journey through a landscape of love and loss, devotion and addiction, prejudice and poverty. Post-showing discussion. Free. 210 E. 400 S. UTAHFILMCENTER.ORG

May 3: Of Wolves & Wilderness @ I.J. & Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center. 6:30p. The Wild Utah Project celebrates its 20th anniversary. Free. 2 N Medical Dr. WILDUTAHPROJECT.ORG May 3: Rumi Poetry Club @ Anderson-Foothill Library. 7p. Free. 1135 S 2100 E. RUMIPOETRYCLUB.COM

May 7: Breakfast at the Farm @ Urban Farm & Feed. 9a-12p. A new tradition of breakfast on the farm! Grab a picnic table, wander the farm, listen to music and enjoy the morning. $6-10. 8767 S. 700 E. Sandy. URBANFARMANDFEED.COM

May 4: May 4th Celebration & Star Wars Exhibit @ Urban Arts Gallery. 6-9p. Urban Arts & Salt Lake Comic Con celebrate the opening of the "In a Galaxy Far, Far Away" exhibit. Cosplay welcome. Free. 137 S Rio Grande St. FACEBOOK.COM/URBANARTSGALLERY

May 7: Beatles Tribute Night @ Urban Lounge. 8p. w/ Rumble Gums, Daisy & The Moonshines, 90s Television, Coyote Visio Group and Quiet Oaks. $3. 21+. 241 S. 500 E. THEURBANLOUNGESLC.COM

May 5: Downtown Garden Stroll @ Temple Square. 12p. Featuring 8 pop-up parks and urban gardens. Free. 50 N Temple. DOWNTOWNSLCPRESENTS.ORG/ DOWNTOWN-GARDEN-STROLL May 5: Jung Society event: The wisdom in the wilderness of your body @ The City Library. 7p. Recenter oneself in the living experience of embodied aliveness. Free, but membership to Jung Society encouraged. 210 E. 400 S. FACEBOOK.COM/JUNGUTAH/ May 5: 8th Annual Beat Society Party @ Urban Lounge. 8p. w/ Prince Po, Declaime and D-Strong, Georgia Muldrow. 21+. $10. 241 S. 500 E. THEURBANLOUNGESLC.COM May 6-7: Annual Spring Plant Sale @ Red Butte Garden. Friday, Members only, 1-8p. Saturday, General public, 9a-3p. Free to attend. 300 Wakara Way. REDBUTTEGARDEN.ORG

May 11-13: 2016 Great Salt Lake Issues Forum: Great Salt Lake in the Big Picture @ U of U Officer’s Club, U of U. 7a-5p. FRIENDS hosts the Great Salt Lake Issues Forum, encouraging constructive dialogue about the future of the Lake’s ecosystem. $70-110, registration required. 150 Fort Douglas Blvd. FOGSL.ORG/2016FORUM May 11: Culture Bytes, a community conversation @ Arts Hub. 12-1p. A semi-monthly seminar organized by the Utah Cultural Alliance and Salt Lake County Zoo. Members free. Non-members, $6. 663 W. 100 S. FACEBOOK.COM/UTAH-CULTURAL-ALLIANCE May 11: Messages from Spirit @ Water Wellness. 79p. Messages from Spirit are words of encouragement, support through grief, opportunities for change, and a collaboration for insight and heartcentered growth. $25. 3727 S. 900 E.. BIT.LY/1QUBLON May 11: Trapped, documentary @ The Park City Library. 7p. 2016 This Sundance award-winning documentary interweaves the personal stories of a fearless physician, stalwart women and men, and intrepid lawyers as they all fight for fair women’s healthcare. Free. 1255 Park Ave. UTAHFILMCENTER.ORG May 12-16: The Building Man @ Jenkstar Ranch in Green River. 12p. A sustainable living, art and music

May 7: Morning Sample Classes @ Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa and Red Lotus. 9a. $10. 740 S. 300 W. URGYENSAMTENLING.ORG May 7: Intro to “the Turn” (sufi whirling) @ Park City Yoga Studio. 1-5p. Learn the sacred dance of Whirling Dervishes taught by Rumi. $35-70. 1662 Bonanza Dr. PC. SPIRITOFGUIDANCE.ORG

May 5: 2016 Mountain West Arts Conference @ Utah Cultural Celebration Center. 8a-4p. Designed to help individuals and organizations in the arts community access essential resources and community connections. $55-125. 1355 W. 3100 S. BIT.LY/1VSSHMY

May 11: ACME: What’s Hip-Hop got to do with education? @ Glendale Branch, SL Library. 6:30p. Examining hip-hop as a force for teaching and learning. Free. 1375 Concord St. UMFA.UTAH.EDU/ACME

May 7: 5th Annual Holi Festival of Colors @ Krishna Temple. 11a-4p. Dancing, mantra, music, yoga, food, love and more. $5. 965 E. 3370 S. FESTIVALOFCOLORSUSA.COM

May 3: Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives @ The State Room. 8p. w/ The Hollering Pines. 21+. $48. 638 S. State. THESTATEROOM.COM

May 4 & 11: Speculative Fiction @ SLCC. 6-8p. A two-part writing workshop to discover speculative fiction including genres of sci-fi and fantasy. $20. 210 E. 400 S. SLCC.EDU/COMMUNITYWRITING

May 10: Decoding Annie Parker, film screening @ The City Library. 7p. Based on true story, two remarkable women wage a 15-year battle against breast cancer. Post-film discussion. Free. 210 E. 400 S. UTAHFILMCENTER.ORG

May 7: Dead Winter Carpenters @ The State Room. 9p. w/ The Puddle Mountain Ramblers. 21+. $15. 638 S. State. THESTATEROOM.COM May 7: Urban Bird Festival @ Tracy Aviary. 9a-4p. A fun-filled day of live music, botanical crafts for kids, guided tours, outdoor bird shows, and more. $5. 589 E. 1300 S. TRACYAVIARY.ORG May 10: The Waifs (pictured below) @ The State Room. w/ Ruby Boots. 8p. Presented by KRCL Women Who Rock. 21+. $30. 638 S. State. THESTATEROOM.COM

festival in Utah. Building workshops, yoga classes, healing arts, crafting, live art and music. $30-80. 1111 Tusher Canyon Rd, Green River. JENKSTARS.COM May 12: Welcome to the Second Century: Liberty Lunch 2016 @ The Falls Event Center at Trolley Square. 11:30a-1p. Discussion & lunch. All proceeds directed to Political Action Committee (PAC) and used to endorse candidates who will champion reproductive rights in our next century. Attire: futuristic best. $75 per person. If you are a student and wish to attend, please email HEATHER.STRINGFELLOW@PPAU.ORG for a free ticket. 580 S. 600 E. BIT.LY/1TENDQI May 12: Big Wild @ Urban. 8p. w/ Electric Mantis. 21+. $10 adv. $12 DOS. 241 S. 500 E. THEURBANLOUNGESLC.COM May 12-16: 18th Great Salt Lake Bird Festival @ Davis County Legacy Events Center. 6a-6p. Field trips, workshops, discussions. Keynote: Julie Zickefoose. $15-80. GREATSALTLAKEBIRDFEST.COM

May 13-15: Wasatch Gem Society Rock Mineral and Fossil Show @ Salt Lake County Equestrian Park. 10a-6p. Demos, shows, silent auction, door prizes and more! $2. 2100 W. 11400 S. South Jordan. WASATCHGEMSOCIETY.COM May 13-14: NKUT Super Adoption Day @ Utah State Fairpark. Friday, 12-7p. Saturday, 10a-6p. $25 for cats and $50 for dogs. Free admission. 155 S. 10 W. NKUT.ORG May 13: Lucius @ The Complex. 8p. Presented by KRCL. $15.50. 536 W. 100 S. THECOMPLEXSLC.COM May 13: Viva La Diva @ The State Room. 8p. Musical comedy show. Celebrity impersonations. Directed by Jason CoZmo. 21+. $20. 638 S. State. THESTATEROOM.COM May 13-15: Merveilles Utah 2016 African Dance, Drum & Song Conference @ U of U Marriott Center for Dance. 8:30a-7p. Immerse yourself in African culture with this three-part event. Hosted by Wofa Afro Fusion Dance & the Kissidugu Foundation. $5-250. 330 1500 E #106. MERVEILLESUTAH.COM May 13-Sept 24: Jim Williams’ Home as Self-Portrait Exhibit @ UMOCA and 265 I in the Avenues. 11a-6p. Free, with registration required. UTAHMOCA.ORG May 14: Safe Kids & Healthy Kids Day @ Newgate Mall. 10a-4p. Free. 3651 Wall Ave. Ogden. BIT.LY/1WQIHUE May 14: Fair Park Community First Annual Start Your Garden @ Northwest Community Center. 10a. First annual plant sale. Free. 1225 Clark Ave. DIRT2TABLESLC @GMAIL.COM May 14: RDT’s Ring Around the Rose presents African Drums @ Rose Wagner. 11a. Africa Heartwood Project and Djembe Direct. This show is the most "hands-on" show of the year as the audience is involved right from the beginning. $5. 138 W. 300 S. ARTTIX.ORG May 14: Planting Warm Season Crops @ Grateful Tomato Garden. 24p. Learn to plant tomato, eggplant and pepper seedlings as well as bush beans, marigolds, nasturtiums and more. $10. Registration required. WASATCHGARDENS.ORG May 14: Food Truck Face-off for Charity @ Liberty Park. 6p-10p. 20 food trucks. 25% of all sales go to Habitat for Humanity, YWCA Utah, Salt Lake CAP Head Start, Fourth Street Clinic and Volunteers of America. 600 E. 900 S. FACEBOOK.COM/FOODTRUCKLEAGUE May 14: Space Battle SLC Benefit for Make-A-Wish Utah @ Jordan Park. 8-11p. Pick a side, good or evil. For every $10 ($5 early bird) you contribute, will reserve one blade for you. 10600 S. 900 E. CATSINSPACETOUR.COM/COLLECTIONS/SALT-LAKE-CITY May 14: WYOmerica Caravan Tour @ The State Room. 9p. w/ Screen Porch, Sneaky Pete & the Secret Weapons. 21+. $17. 638 S. State. THESTATEROOM.COM May 15: Birding for Bernie and UPCU @ Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area. 9-11a. Bird tours with all proceeds being split 50/50 towards UPCU and Bernie Sanders. $5. FACEBOOK.COM/UPCUTAH May 15: His Holiness Dr. Vasanth Vijajji Maharaj Meditation and Blessings @ The Garden Center in Sugar House Park. Sunday Celebration and a special meditation and blessings. Free. 1602 E. 2100 S. BIT.LY/1T59B0P May 17: The Great Alone, film screening @ The City Library. 7p. The story of Lance Mackey, his love for sled dog racing, and his last attempts at the infamous Iditarod race. Free. 210 E. 400 S. UTAHFILMCENTER.ORG May 17: The Bee: True Stories from the Hive, Night at the Opera @ Club at 50 W. 8p. Collaboration between The Bee and Utah Opera, short films with live scores weave one of a kind stories. 21+. $20. 50 Broadway. THEBEESLC.STRIKINGLY.COM May 17: Beginning Samba Workshop @ SLC Arts Hub. 6:30p. Learn the fundamentals of Brazilian Samba and Afro-Brazilian dance. $70 for entire 6 week-workshop, $15 for drop-in class. 663W. 100 S. SAMBAFOGO. COM/CLASSES/ May 18: Ride of Silence @ The Gallivan Center. 7p. Time for cyclists to take to the roads in remembrance of friends and family killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. 10 to 12 mph, mostly flat or minimum grade, about 11 miles. 239 S Main St. RIDEOFSILENCE.ORG


MAY 3 7PM *Post-film Q&A with director. The City Library

210 E. 400 S, Salt Lake City

DOGTOWN REDEMPTION A surprising number of people make their living off vast rivers of trash—they are America’s unseen. This is the story of one river in Dogtown, West Oakland and its inhabitants.



210 E. 400 S, Salt Lake City

Based on the acclaimed children’s novel by Cécile Aubry about the adventures of a young boy and his giant sheepdog amidst the stunning backdrop of the Alps.


MAY 10 7PM *Post-film discussion. The City Library

210 E. 400 S, Salt Lake City


The lives of a breast-cancer patient and a researcher who is trying to prove a genetic link to cancer, intersect in a groundbreaking study.


MAY 11 7PM *Post-film Q&A moderated by RadioWest’s Doug Fabrizio. Rose Wagner

138 W. 300 S, Salt Lake City

TRAPPED Filmmaker Dawn Porter’s (Gideon’s Army) award-winning and powerful portrait of the people working to protect a woman’s right to choose.


MAY 17 7PM THE GREAT ALONE The City Library

An award-winning documentary that captures the inspiring comeback story of champion sled dog racer, Lance Mackey.

210 E. 400 S, Salt Lake City



Marmalade Library

280 W 500 N Salt Lake City

Based on the play, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, by Jane Chambers, Liz in September is a lush look at loss, love, freedom, and friendship.



210 E 400 S Salt Lake City

Is our modern media brainwashing America? That is the question Jen Senko asks while examining how her father’s and her views of their country diverge.


MAY 31 7PM *Post-film Q&A with director/subject. The City Library

HOLY HELL For 20 years, a filmmaker documented his life as part of a secretive spiritual community led by a charismatic guru.

210 E 400 S Salt Lake City

Utah Film Center is able to provide free film screenings through the generosity of sponsors and members. You can become a member of Utah Film Center for only $60 a year ($5 a month) and help keep film free!

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May 19 & 26: Blog Writing Content Workshop @ SLCC. 6-8p. Learn how to craft creative content for your blog with this 2-part workshop. $20. 210 E. 400 S. SLCC.EDU May 19: 14th Annual 300 Plates fundraiser @ Art Access. 6-9p. Featuring 160 local artists with music, food and drinks. $60. 230 South 500 West ACCESSART.ORG May 19: Composting and Biological Teas w/ CATALYST’s James Loomis @ Sugagreen Hub. 7p. Learn all about composting and how to be more effective in your garden. $20. 1967 S. 800 E. FACEBOOK.COM/ BEYOND.ORGANICJL/ May 19: Liz in September, film screening @ Marmalade Library. 7p. A celebration of sisterhood, love, healing, closure and identity. Free. 280W. 500 N. UTAHFILM CENTER.ORG May 20: Writing it Down: Short Stories Workshop @ SLCC - West Valley. 2p-4p. Work on theme, structure, symbolism and character development. Free. 3260 S. 5600 W. SLCC.EDU

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May 20-22: Living Traditions Festival 2016 @ Library Square. Fri. 5p10p, Sat. 12p-10p, Sun. 12p-7pm. Live music, short films, multi-media performances and food. Free to attend. 200 E. 400 S. LIVINGTRADTIONSFESTIVAL.COM May 20-22: Natural Mystic—Dancing the Elements Workshop @ Lava Hot Springs. 7p. Movement as medicine. 3-day retreat. $165 preregister, $195 reg. 150 N Central St. Lava Hot Springs, Idaho. Contact TFNSIMMONS@HOTMAIL.COM May 20: Pentagram @ The State Room. 9p. w/ guests King Woman and Wax Idols. 21+. $17. 638 S. State. THESTATEROOM.COM May 20: Gallery Stroll @ Phillips Gallery. 6p-9p. Featuring the works Oonju Chun, Heidi Moller Somsen, Roberta Glidden. Free. 444 E. 200 S. PHILLIPS-GALLERY.COM May 21: An Organized & Clutter Free Life Workshop with Marla Dee @ the Hilton 2 Homes Suites. 9:30a-4p. Get inspired to clear the clutter and the tools to get organized. $75 for CATALYST readers w/ the code CATALYSTVIP. 4927 State St. Murray. CLEARSIMPLE.COM May 21: Rose Park Community Festival @ Rose Park Elementary. 10a4p. Live entertainment, food, activities for kids and booths with community information. Free. 1105 W. 1000 N. ROSEPARKFESTIVAL.COM

638 S STATE ST • 800.501.2885

May 21: Composting and Biological Teas w/ CATALYST’s James Loomis @ Sugagreen Hub. 10:30a. Learn all about composting and


CALENDAR May 21: 2nd Annual Sugar House Pub Crawl @ Sugar House. 12p-5p. 10 Sugar House watering holes and the Sugar House Chamber are teaming up to host the 2nd Annual Sugar House Pub Crawl, sponsored by KRCL 90.9FM and Salt Lake City Weekly. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Sugar House Boys & Girls Club. Free to attend, drinks at set prices. SUGARHOUSECHAMBER.ORG/SHPUBCRAWL May 22: Whine Up Yah Wait & Dine @ Baile Fitness Dance Studio. 5-8p. Authentic Jamaican food by Bellyful Jamaican Catering, games, live entertainment, & dancing. Dancing & performances by MekaDayz, SunnyMarz, and more. $35. 2030 E. 900 S. 11HAUZ.COM May 22: Suzanne Giesemann: a Messenger of Hope @ The Garden Center in Sugar House Park. 5-7p. Suzanne addresses questions about the purpose of life, the nature of reality and attuning to higher consciousness. $25. 1602 E. 2100 S. Contact (801) 281-2400 May 23: Downtown Garden Stroll @ Temple Square. 12p. Featuring eight pop-up parks and urban gardens in the vicinity. Free. 50 N Temple. DOWNTOWNSLCPRESENTS.ORG/DOWNTOWN-GARDEN-STROLL May 24: HEAL Utah’s 13th Annual Spring Breakfast w/ Rebecca Solnit @ Falls Event Center. 7-8:30a. Lecture: “Hope in the Dark: The Case for Environmental Activism.” Breakfast buffet. $25. 568 S. 1100 E. HEALUTAH.ORG May 24: Solutions for Sensitives: Art & Herbs Workshop @ Sacred Energy Empowerment Center. 6-8p. A workshop to explore herbal and creative solutions to express and care for yourself. A hands-on experience to play and create! $20. 261 E. 4500 S. TINYURL.COM/ARTS-HERBS May 24: The Brainwashing of My Dad, documentary @ The City Library. 7p. Questions who owns the airwaves, what rights we have as an audience, and how responsible the government is for keeping the airwaves fair, accurate, and accountable. Free. 210 E. 400 S. UTAHFILMCENTER.ORG May 26: ARTLandish: Plein Air Painting in Utah @ J. Willard Marriott Library. 7p. Contemporary artists will discuss painting in the Utah air and examine the method and tradition behind capturing local terrain. Featured artists: Patricia Kimball, Hadley Rampton and Michael Workman. Free. 295 S. 1500 E. Gould Auditorium. UMFA.UTAH.EDU May 27: FLUID ART Spring 2016 @ UMOCA. 6p. 21+. $35 Online until May 26, $40 Drs. 20 West Temple. UTAHMOCA.ORG May 28: Spring City Heritage Day @ Spring City Old School. 10a-4p. Historic homes and building open to public, along with an art auction and antique sale. $5-10. 45 S. 100 E. Spring City. BIT.LY/1TENLQE May 28-30: 7th Downtown Yoga Festival @ The Leonardo. 9:30a. Workshops, speakers, collaborations and more! $40-80. 209 E. 500 S. DOWNTOWNYOGAFEST.COM


May 31: Beginning Samba Workshop @ SLC Arts Hub. 6:30p. Learn the fundamentals of Brazilian Samba and Afro-Brazilian dance. $15. 21+. 663W. 100 S. SAMBAFOGO.COM/CLASSES/


May 31: Holy Hell, documentary @ The City Library. 7p. Will Allen, a young idealist filmmaker, joined a secretive spiritualist community led by a charismatic guru. With his camera in hand, he documented 20 years of living inside a cult.Post-film discussion w/ director and subject. Free. 210 E. 400 S. UTAHFILMCENTER.ORG




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how to be more effective in your garden. $20. 1967 S. 800 E. FACEBOOK.COM/BEYOND.ORGANICJL/ May 21: Farm Fest @ Wheeler Historic Farm. 10a-2p. Music and free tours of the historic farm. Hosted in part by USU Extension with expertise and research on bee keeping, berry growing, pollinators and backyard chickens. Free. 6351 S. 900 E. WHEELERFARM.COM May 21: Third Saturday for Families @ Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education Complex, U of U. 1-4p. Torn Paper Landscapes. Artists utilize torn paper and colored chalk and the natural environment around them. Free. 1721 Campus Dr. UMFA.UTAH.EDU/THIRDSATURDAYS May 21: Tomato Trellising & Pruning @ Grateful Tomato Garden. 24p. For a prolific harvest and healthier plants, learn how to manage your indeterminate (vining) tomatoes. Learn about stakes, cages and trellises and sucker pruning. $10. Registration required. WASATCHGARDENS.ORG May 21: Groove Garden (After Dark) @ The Garage. 9p-2a. 6th Annual Season Opening. Jesse Walker, Riche Boom, Devareaux, & Typefunk. 21+. $10. 1199 N. Beck St. NICETOBEATYOU.COM

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ABODE AUTOMOTIVE Schneider Auto Karosserie 4/16 801.484.9400, f 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 Ann Larsen Residential Design DA 10/16 801.604.3721. Specializing in historically sensitive design solutions and adding charm to the ordinary. Consultation and design of new homes, additions, remodeling, decks and outdoor structures. Experienced, reasonable, references. HOUSEWORKS4@YAHOO.COM GARDENING & LANDSCAPING Beyond Organic! Regenerative Agriculture & Urban Homesteading Workshop Series w/CATALYST garden writer, James Loomis 12/16 385.202.0661 @ Sugagreen, 1967 S. 800 E., SLC. Enjoy entertaining lectures and hands -on experience in Soil Biology, Aquaponics, Composting, Biological Teas, Food Preservation and more. Held the third Thursday of each month at 7p, or third Saturday at 10:30a. For registration & infol: BEYOND.ORGANIC.LOOMIS@GMAIL.COM Waterwise Garden Consulting: Katy’s Gardening — NEW! 9/16 801.718.7714. Transforming your yard to make it waterwise? I can help you figure out what to plant for a green and colorful garden that uses less water. I understand native plants, ornamental grasses and waterwise flowering perennials. Call for an appointment. GREEN PRODUCTS Underfoot Floors DA 11/16 801.467.6636, 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 The Green Loft: A Co-Op for Sustainable Living 801.599.5363, 2834 Highland Dr., SLC. The Green Loft is a network of real estate professionals and renovation experts who specialize in finding homes with sustainable energy designs. Call for a free tour of our showroom, or visit every 2nd Friday for new art as part of the Sugar House Art Walk. WWW.GOGREENLOFT.COM, MATT.STOUT@GOGREENLOFT.COM 6/16

Urban Utah Homes & Estates DA 9/16 801.595.8824, 380 West 200 South, #101, SLC. Founded in 2001 by Babs De Lay, Urban Utah Homes & Estates is an independent real estate brokerage. Our experienced realtors have skill sets to help first time to last time buyers and sellers with residential sales, estate liquidations of homes & property, land sales, new construction and small business sales. WWW.URBANUTAH.COM Wasatch Commons Cohousing 3/17 Vicky, 801.908.0388, 1411 S. Utah Street (1605 W.), SLC. An environmentally sensitive community promoting neighborliness, consensus and diversity. Balancing privacy needs with community living. Homes for sale. Tours available upon request. WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/WASATCHCOMMONSCOHOUSING PETS Best Friends - Utah DA 9/16 801.574.2454, 2005 S. 1100 E., SLC. Utah is working collaboratively with animal rescue groups, city shelters and passionate individuals dedicated to making Utah a nokill state. As part of this mission, Best Friends hosts adoption and fundraising events, runs the Best Friends Utah Adoption Center in Sugar House and leads the NKUT initiative. WWW.BESTFRIENDS.ORG Dancing Cats Feline Center DA

801.467.0799, 1760 S. 1100 E., SLC. We recognize that cats are unique beings with individual needs. Dancing Cats Feline Health Center was created to provide the best quality of medicine in the most nurturing environment. WWW.DANCINGCATSVET.COM East Valley Veterinary Clinic, Lynette 12/16 Sakellariou, DVM & Nicole Butler, DVM 801.467.0661, 2675 E. Parleys Way, SLC. A well-established, full service, companion dog and cat animal hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care. Your pet’s wellness being is our main concern. We look forward to meeting and serving you & your pets! Mention this ad and receive $10.00 off your next visit. WWW.EASTVALLEYVETERINARYCLINIC.COM

DINING Café Solstice DA 3/17 801.487.0980, 673 E. Simpson Ave., SLC. (inside Dancing Cranes). Loose teas, specialty coffee drinks and herbal smoothies in a relaxing atmosphere. Veggie wraps, sandwiches, salads, soups and more. Our dressings, spreads, salsa, bummus and baked goods are all made in house with love! Enjoy a refreshing violet mocha or mango & basil smoothie with your delicious homemade lunch. WWW.CAFESOLSTICESLC.COM, SOLCAFE999@GMAIL.COM

Coffee Garden DA 801.355.3425, 900 E. 900 S. and 254 S. Main, SLC. High-end espresso, delectable pastries & desserts. Great places to people watch. M-Thur 6a-11p; Fri 6a12p, Sat 7a-12p, Sun 7a-11p. Wifi.

headaches, sports medicine, traumatic injury and postoperative recovery. Board-certified for hep-c treatment. National Acupuncture Detox Association (NADA)-certified for treatment of addiction. Women’s health, menopausal syndromes. www.STEVENSACUCLINIC.COM

Cucina Deli 6/16 801.322.3055, 1026 2nd Ave., SLC. Cucina is known for its excellent coffee and homemade food. Chef Wendell White creates an unforgettable array of delicious foods, providing an exciting culinary experience! Fresh bread, desserts and pastries daily. Huge wine list and the best small plate menu in town. WWW.CUCINADELI.COM

SLC Qi Community Acupuncture 12/16 801.521.3337, 177 E. 900 S., Ste. 101, SLC. 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

Finca DA 6/16 801.487.0699, 327 W. 200 S., SLC. Tapas, asador, cocktails. From the creators of Pago. Derived from the Spanish word for vineyard and farm, Finca features contemporary Spanish cuisine. Finca purchases local pork, lamb, beef, eggs, flour, cheese and seasonal produce to craft artisan tapas and main courses. WWW.FINCASLC.COM Oasis Cafe DA 11/16 801.322.0404,151 S. 500 E., SLC. A refreshing retreat in the heart of the city, Oasis Cafe provides a true sanctuary of spectacular spaces: the beautiful flower-laden patio, the private covered breezeway or the casual stylish dining room. Authentic American cafe-style cuisine plus full bar, craft beers, wine list and more. WWW.OASISCAFESLC.COM Pago DA 6/16 801.532.0777, 878 S. 900 E., SLC. 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. Lunch: M-F 11a-3p. Dinner: M-Sun 5p-10p. Brunch: Sat & Sun 10a-2:30p. WWW.P AGO SLC. COM

HEALTH & BODYWORK ACUPUNCTURE East West Health, Regan Archibald, LAc, Dipl OM 801.582.2011. SLC, WVC & Ogden. Our purpose: Provide high-level care by creating lifestyle programs that enhance health through mentor training. To correct underlying causes of health conditions we "test, not guess" using saliva, hormonal, nutritional and food testing. Our goal is to help you get healthy and pain free naturally. WWW.ACUEASTWEST.COM 3/17 Keith Stevens Acupuncture 3/17 801.255.7016, 209.617.7379 (c). Dr. Keith Stevens, OMD, 8728 S. 120 E. in old Sandy. Specializing in chronic pain treatment, stress-related insomnia, fatigue,

CHIROPRACTIC Salt Lake Chiropractic 9/16 801.907.1894, Dr. Suzanne Cronin, 1088 S. 1100 E., SLC. Have you heard, Salt Lake Chiropractic is the least invasive way to increase your quality of life. Our gentle, efficient, affordable care can reduce pain & improve your body’s functionality. Call to schedule an appointment. WWW.CHIROSALTLAKE.COM The Forbidden Doctor, Dr. Jack Stockwell, DC, CGP & Mary H. Stockwell, MSAS, CGPDA 07/16 801.523.1890, 10714 S. Jordan Gateway, Ste. 120, S. Jordan. NUCCA Chiropractic uses gentle touch, no cracking, popping or twisting. Demolishing migraines everyday! Certified GAPS Clinic. "Heartburn, gas, bloating, celiac, IBS, gall bladder pain still there?" Unique medical testing of all major organs & systems. Nutritionists create personalized whole food and herbal protocols. OFFICE@JACKSTOCKWELL.COM, WWW.JACKSTOCKWELL.COM, WWW.FORBIDDENDOCTOR.COM ENERGY HEALING Kristen Dalzen, LMT 12/16 801.661.3896, Turiya’s, 1569 S. 1100 E., SLC. IGNITE YOUR DIVINE SPARK! Traditional Usui Reiki Master Teacher practicing in SLC since 1996. Offering a dynamic array of healing services and classes designed to create a balanced, expansive and vivacious life. WWW .T URIYAS . COM FELDENKRAIS Carol Lessinger, GCFP 8/16 801.580.9484, 1390 S. 1100 E., SLC. “Movement is Life, without Movement, Life is unthinkable,” Moshe Feldenkrais. Carol trained personally with Dr. Feldenkrais and has over 30 years experience. When you work with her, you can expect your movement to be more comfortable, less painful and definitely more aware. Offering private sessions & classes. WWW.CAROLLESSINGER.COM, CAROLLESSINGER@GMAIL.COM Open Hand Bodywork DA 801.694.4086, Dan Schmidt, GCFP, LMT. 244 W. 700 S., SLC. WWW.OPENHANDSLC.COM

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FLOATATION THERAPY I-Float Sensations 12/16 801.888.6777, 1490 E. 5600 S., Suite 2, So. Ogden. New Zenned-Out Sensory Deprivation Float Center with two of the latest hi-tech float pods. A remarkable experience that words fall short to describe. Experience a deep meditative state, receive creative and intuitive inspiration. Come In, Zone Out and Just Let Go... WWW . I F LOAT O GDEN . COM , INFO @ IFLOATOGDEN . COM HERBAL MEDICINE Millcreek Herbs, LLC 11/16 801.466.1632, 3191 S. Valley Street, SLC. Merry Lycett Harrison, RH, (AHG) is a clinical western herbalist, teacher, author & creator of Thrive Tonic®, practicing in SLC for 18 years, helping people manage stress, low energy, lung, sinus, digestive, hormonal and sleep issues plus chronic disease and conditions, with custom formulations from her extensive herbal pharmacy. By appointment. WWW.MILLCREEKHERBS.COM MASSAGE

Healing Mountain Massage School DA 11/16 801.355.6300, 363 S. 500 E., Ste. 210, SLC. (enter off 500 E.). All people seek balance in their lives…balance and meaningful expression. Massage is a compassionate art. It helps find healing & peace for both the giver and receiver. Whether you seek a new vocation or balm for your wounded soul, you can find it here. www.HEALINGMOUNTAINSPA.COM Amazing Massage by Jennifer Rouse, LMT 9/16 801.808.1283, SLC. Your body needs this! Jennifer offers a massage personalized just for you. Her firm, focused approach will help you detox, release tension and maintain great health. 60, 90 or 120 minute sessions, $80/hour. Call or text to discuss time and location. Graham Phillips Davis, LMT, The Posture Consultant 801.889.3944, 1111 Brickyard Rd. #109, SLC. Structural Integration, The Original Ida Rolf Method! Relieve chronic pain, increase ROM, improve posture & overall quality of movement. A graduate from The Guild for S.I., Graham is passionate about the work & dedicated to the process of change. LMT. FSMTB Certified in Utah. WWW. THEPOSTURECONSULTANT.COM, POSTURECONSULTANT@GMAIL.COM 10/16 M.D. PHYSICIANS Todd Mangum, MD, Web of Life Wellness Center 801.531.8340, 508 E. South Temple, #102, SLC. Integrative Medicine Family Practitioner who utilizes functional medicine. He specializes in the treatment of chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, digestive disorders, adrenalfatigue, menopause, hormone imbalances for men & women, weight loss, insulin resistance, type II diabetes, immune dysfunctions, thyroid disorders, insomnia, depression, anxiety and other health problems. Dr. Mangum designs personalized treatment plans using diet, vitamins, minerals, nutritional supplements, bioidentical hormones, Western and Chinese herbal therapies, acupuncture and conventional Western medicines. WWW.WEBOFLIFEWC.COM, THEPEOPLE@WEBOFLIFEWC.COM 2/17



MEDICAL COACHING Successful Surgery and HealingFOG 949.648.4436. Successful Surgery and Healing: A Practical Guide for Patients, Caregivers and Advocates by Lori Mertz is the “how to” for anyone preparing for or recovering from surgery! Full of insights, organization tips & tools, checklists and more. Available at University Pharmacy (1320 E. 200 S., SLC), WWW .L ORI M ERTZ . COM and WWW.AMAZON.COM. Lori is also available for one-onone coaching. We all need support! Start here. LORI @ JUSTBEEINC . COM NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS Cameron Wellness Center 10/16 801.486.4226. Dr. Todd Cameron & Dr. Michael Hummell, Naturopathic Physicians. 1945 S. 1100 E. #100. When you visit the Cameron Wellness Center, you’ll have new allies in your health care efforts. You’ll know you’ve been heard. You’ll have a clear, individual plan for gaining health and wellness. Our practitioners will be with you through your journey to feeling good again—& staying well. WWW.CAMERONWELLNESSCENTER.NET Eastside Natural Health Clinic 3/17 801.474.3684. Uli Knorr, ND, 3350 S. Highland Dr., SLC. Dr. Knorr will create a Natural Medicine plan for you to optimize your health and live more vibrantly. He likes to educate his patients and offers comprehensive medical testing options. He focuses on hormonal balancing, including thyroid, adrenal, women’s hormones, blood sugar regulation, gastrointestinal disorders & food allergies. WWW.EASTSIDENATURALHEALTH.COM PHYSICAL THERAPY Precision Physical Therapy 3/17 801.557.6733. Jane Glaser-Gormally, MS, PT, 3098 S. Highland Dr., Ste. 350F, SLC. (Also in Heber City.) Specializing in holistic integrated manual therapy (IMT). This unique modality offers gentle, effective techniques for identifying and treating sources of pain and tissue dysfunction. IMT assists the body with selfcorrective mecahnisms that alleviate pain, restore mobility and promote functional balance. More information:WWW.PRECISIONPHYSICALTHERAPYUT.COM REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH Planned Parenthood of Utah 5/16 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. WWW.PPAU.ORG Destiny S. Olsen, DONA trained Birth & Postpartum Doula 6/16 801.361.9785. Offering prenatal, birth & postpartum education, support and companionship for all styles of families, including adoption, through prenatal comfort and guidance to prepare for birth, birth labor assistance

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including physical and emotional support and postpartum care to aid and unite the entire family. DESTINYSOLSEN@HOTMAIL.COM

MISCELLANEOUS ENTERTAINMENT The State Room DA 1/17 801.878.0530, 638 S. State Street, SLC. A 21 and over, 300 capacity live music venue, presenting nationally acclaimed musicians and the finest local acts. WWW .T HE S TATE R OOM . COM Utah Film Center/Salt Lake Film Center DA 11/16 801.746.7000, 122 Main Street, SLC. A non-profit continually striveing to bring community together through film. UFC curates and organizes three film festivals a year: Tumbleweeds for children & youth, the only festival of its kind in the Intermountain West; Damn These Heels, a forum exploring LGBT issues, ideas, hopes, dreams and art; and TiltShift, organized by and for teens just beginning to discover their artistic potential. WWW.UTAHFILMCENTER.ORG LEGAL ASSISTANCE Schumann Law, Penniann J. Schumann, J.D., LL.M 801.631.7811. Whether you are planning for your own future protection and management, or you are planning for your family, friends, or charitable causes, Penniann Schumann can assist you with creating and implementating a plan to meet those goals. WWW.ESTATEPLANNINGFORUTAH.COM DA 4/16 MEDIA Catalyst Magazine 801.363.1505, 140 S. McClelland St., SLC. Catalyst: Someone or something that causes an important event to happen. WE ARE CATALYST. JOIN US. CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET FACEBOOK.COM/CATALYSTMAGAZINE INSTAGRAM.COM/CATALYST_MAGAZINE TWITTER.COM/CATALYSTMAG KRCL 90.9FM FOG 801.363.1818, 1971 N. Temple, SLC. Northern Utah’s only non-profit, member-supported public radio station dedicated to broadcasting a well-curated contemporary eclectic mix of music and community information 24 hours a day. WWW.KRCL.ORG MUSICIANS FOR HIRE Idlewild 10/16 801.268.4789. David and Carol Sharp. Duo up to sixpiece ensemble. Celtic, European, World and Old Time American music. A variety of instruments. Storytelling and dance caller. CDs and downloads, traditional and

original. WWW.IDLEWILDRECORDINGS.COM, IDLEWILD@IDLEWILDRECORDINGS.COM NON-PROFIT Local First 12/16 801.456.1456. We are a not-for-profit organization that seeks to strengthen communities and local economies by promoting, preserving and protecting local, independently owned businesses throughout Utah. Organized in 2005 by volunteer business owners and community-minded residents, Local First Utah has over 2,700 locally owned and independent business partners. WWW.LOCALFIRST.ORG Red Butte Garden 801.585.0556, 300 Wakara Way, SLC. Red Butte Botanical Garden, located on the University of Utah, is the largest botanical garden in the Intermountain West, renowned for plant collections, display gardens, 450,000 springtime blooming bulbs, a world-class outdoor summer concert series, and award-winning horticulturebased educational programs. WWW.REDBUTTEGARDEN.ORG Tracy Aviary DA 2/17 801.596.8500, 589 E. 1300 S. (SW corner of Liberty Park), SLC. Tracy Aviary – Where curiosity takes flight! Come explore our new Treasures of the Rainforest exhibit, with boisterous birds from the tropics. Our 9 acres of gardens are home to 400+ birds from as close as the Great Salt Lake and as far as the Andes Mountains. WWW.TRACYAVIARY.ORG PROFESSIONAL TRAINING Healing Mountain Massage School SLC campus: 801.355.6300, 363 S. 500 E., Ste. 210, SLC. Cedar City campus: 435.586.8222, 297 N. Cove Dr., Cedar City. Morning & evening programs. Four start dates per year, 8-14 students to a class. Mentor with seasoned professionals. Practice with licensed therapists in a live day spa setting. Graduate in as little as 8 months. ABHES accredited. Financial aid available for those who qualify. WWW.HEALINGMOUNTAIN.EDU DA 11/16 SPACE FOR RENT Space available at Center for Transpersonal Therapy 3/17 801.596.0147 x41, 5801 S. Fashion Blvd., Ste. 250, Murray. Two large plush spaces available for rent by the hour, day or for weekend use. Pillows, yoga chairs, regular chairs and kichenette area included. Size: 395 sq. ft./530 sq. ft. WWW.CTTSLC.COM, THECENTER@CTTSLC.COM Vitalize Community Healing & Arts Studio DA 2/17 801.661.1200, 3474 S. 2300 E., Studio #12 (behind Roots Café), Millcreek. Vitalize Community Studio supports a number of independent practitioners and community organizations offering a wide variety of classes, gatherings, and workshops with an emphasis on connection, movement, and transformation. Join one of our ongoing classes or facilitate your own. Be Creative – It’s Your Space.

For more information: WWW.VITALIZESUGARHOUSE.COM, VITALIZEMILLCREEK@GMAIL.COM TRAVEL Machu Picchu, Peru 6/16 801.721.2779. Group or individual spiritual journeys or tours with Shaman KUCHO. Accomodations available. Contact: Nick Stark, NICHOLASSTARK@COMCAST.NET, WWW.MACHUPICCHUTRAVELCENTER.COM WEALTH MANAGEMENT Harrington Wealth Services DA 1/17 801.871.0840 (O), 801.673.1294, 8899 S. 700 E., Ste. 225, Sandy, UT 84070. Robert Harrington, Wealth Advisor. Client-centered retirement planning, wealth management, IRA rollovers, ROTH IRA’s, 401(k) plans, investing & life insurance. Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. ROBERT.HARRINGTON@LPL.COM, WWW .H ARRINGTON W EALTH S ERVICES . COM

MOVEMENT & MEDITATION, DANCE RDT Dance Center Community School FOG 801.534.1000, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. Broadway, SLC. RDT’s Dance Center on Broadway offers a wide range of classes for adults (ages 16+) on evenings and weekends. Classes are “drop-in,” so no long-term commitment is required. Hip Hop, Modern, Ballet & Prime Movement (specifically designed for ages 40+). WWW.RDTUTAH.ORG RemedyWave: Dance your own dance, Shannon Simonelli, Ph.D., ATR 5/16 385.202.6477, 300 W. 403 N., SLC. Tuesdays 7-9p. Grounding, pulsing, wild, uplifting, rejuvenating journey through music and dance. Unlock your expression, passion & joy. Love to dance? ‘Used to’ dance? Remember your heartful, responsive, embodied Self...Come dance! Workshops & special classes. WWW.REMEDYWAVE.ORG MARTIAL ARTS Red Lotus School of Movement 12/16 801.355.6375, 740 S. 300 W., SLC. 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 Qigong exercises). Located downstairs from Urgyen Samten Ling Tibetan Buddhist Temple. WWW.REDLOTUSSCHOOL.COM, REDLOTUS@REDLOTUS.CNC.NET MEDITATION PRACTICES Rumi Teachings 6/16 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 (7p) of month at Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 E., SLC. WWW.RUMIPOETRYCLUB.COM

YOGA INSTRUCTORS Mindful Yoga: Charlotte Bell DA 1/17 801.355.2617. E-RYT-500 & Iyengar certified. Cultivate strength, vitality, serenity, wisdom and grace. Combining clear, well-informed instruction with ample quiet time, these classes encourage students to discover their 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, non-competitive environment since 1986. WWW.CHARLOTTEBELLYOGA.COM YOGA STUDIOS Centered City Yoga 4/16DA 801.521.YOGA (9642), 926 E. 900 S., SLC and 955 W. Promontory Road at Station Park, Farmington, 801.451.5443. City Centered Yoga offers more than 100 classes a week, 1,000 hour-teacher trainings, monthly retreats and workshops to keep Salt Lake City CENTERED & SANE. WWW.CENTEREDCITYYOGA.COM Full Circle Yoga and Therapy 8/16 385.528.2950. 1719 S. Main St., SLC. A unique therapy and yoga center providing treatment using the latest research-based interventions for dealing with a broad spectrum of mental health issues. Our mission is to create an inclusive and empowering community that fosters healing, restoration, and rejuvenation for the mind, body and soul. WWW.FULLCIRCLEUT.COM Mountain Yoga—Sandy 3/17 801.501.YOGA [9642], 9343 S. 1300 E., SLC. Offering a variety of Hot and Not hot yoga classes to the Salt Lake Valley for the past 13 years. The Mountain Yoga System is comprised of 5 Elemental Classes EARTHFIRE-WIND-FLOW-WATER varying in heat, duration, intensity and sequence. The 5 classes work together and offer you a balanced and sustainable yoga practice. 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 Mudita—Be Joy Yoga 3/17 801.699.3627, 1550 E. 3300 S., SLC. Our studio is warm and spacious – a place for you to come home and experience yourself! Varied classes will have you move and sweat, open and lengthen, or chill and relax. Come just as you are, ease into your body and reconnect to your true essence. WWW.BEJOYYOGA.COM

PSYCHIC ARTS & INTUITIVE SCIENCES ASTROLOGY Transformational Astrology FOG 212.222.3232. Ralfee Finn. Catalyst’s astrology columnist for 20 years! Visit her website, WWW.AQUARIUMAGE.COM, RALFEE@AQUARIUMAGE.COM Christopher Renstrom 11/16 Astrology Lovers: Looking for a class? Christopher

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Renstrom, professional astrologer, teaches class three times a month. Perfect for beginners or advanced students. $30 each or 8 classes for $200 prepaid. Come to an Astrology Slam and get a mini-reading, $15. Details: RULINGPLANETS1@GMAIL.COM, WWW.RULINGPLANETS.COM/PRIMETIME-ASTROLOGY PSYCHIC/TAROT READINGS Angels of Light Card Readings by Janene 7/16 801.566.0000, SLC. I am a wife, mother and grandmother. I'm also a certified teacher, life coach, intuitive and spiritual healer, Reiki practitioner and Angel reader for over 30 years. The Angels have messages of Light and are waiting for you to "ask." Call or email today: ANGELSOFLIGHTSITE@GMAIL.COM, WWW.ANGELSOFLIGHT.SITE Crone’s Hollow 11/16 801.906.0470, 2470 S. Main Street, SLC. Have life questions? We offer intuitive and personal psychic consultations: Tarot, Pendulum, Palmistry, Stones, Shamanic Balancing and more. $25 for 20 minutes. Afternoon and evening appointments - Walk-ins welcome. We also make custom conjur/spell candles! WWW.CRONESHOLLOW.COM Vickie Parker, Intuitive Psychic Reader 6/16 801.560.3761. I offer in person and long distance readings. My readings are in depth and to the point. Get the answers you are seeking. Readings are by appointment only. To schedule, please call or email WINDSWEPT@XMISSION.COM. For more information, please visit: WWW.WINDSWEPTCENTER.NET Nick Stark 6/16 801.721.2779. Ogden Canyon. Shamanic energy healings/ clearings/readings/offerings/transformative work. Over 20 years experience. NICHOLASSTARK@COMCAST.NET Suzanne Wagner DA 1/16 707.354.1019. In a world of paradox and possibility, an intelligent psychic with a sense of humor might as well be listed with the family dentist in one's day planner. Suzanne's readings are sensitive, compassionate, humorous and insightful. An inspirational speaker and healer she also teaches Numerology, Palmistry, Tarot and Channeling. WWW.SUZWAGNER.COM

PSYCHOTHERAPY & PERSONAL GROWTH COACHING Christine Gentry, Transformation Coach 3/1 801.380.5459. Intuitive transformation coach would love to team up/partner with like-minded individual(s) to add value to existing services. My focus and strengths are in areas of intuitive spiritual belief work, accessing the brainwave state to clear negative subconsicous programs. BEGIN Y OUR M ETAMORPHASIS @ GMAIL . COM

Life Mediator 9/16 801.438.4688, S. Salt Lake. Between you and your dreams lie the hurdles you struggle with. Let’s work together to find a peaceful resolution to a path forward. Specializing in relationships and dating. Call now to schedule your one-one-one private session with a Life Mediator. WWW.LIFEMEDIATOR.COM, INFO @ LIFEMEIATOR . COM Linda Radford, Clarity Catalyst 3/16 801.369.5406. Do you know and trust your inner guidance? Can you feel your purpose and personal power? Linda’s unique approach is the catalyst that guides you back to center, where clarity, truth & peace of mind are found. WWW.LINDARADFORD.COM, LINDA@LINDARADFORD.COM Nance S. Ciasca, Certified Transformation Health/Life Coach — NEW! 9/16 732-687-2459. Helping clients who are “stuck” get unstuck whether it be in health, relationships, career, etc. Setting you up for inevitable success by giving support and accountability, while creating lifelong habit changes. Free one hour consultation.” HYPNOSIS Holly Stokes, The Brain Trainer 6/16 801.810.9406, 1111 E. Brickyard Rd., Ste. 109, SLC. Do you struggle with mental blocks, weight, cravings, fears, lack of motivation, unhappiness or self sabotage? Find your motivation, confidence and focus for living with purpose and passion. First time clients $45. Call now. Get Instant Motivation Free when you sign up at: WWW.THEBRAINTRAINERLLC.COM, HOLLY@THEBRAINTRAINERLLC.COM THERAPY/COUNSELING Cynthia Kimberlin-Flanders, LPC 4/17 801.231.5916, 1399 S. 700 E., Ste. 15, SLC. Feeling out of sorts? Tell your story in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Eighteen years specializing in depression, anxiety, life-transitions, anger management, relationships and "middle-aged crazy." Most insurances, sliding scale and medication management referrals. If you've been waiting to talk to someone, wait no more. Healing Pathways Therapy Center 3/17 435.248.2089. 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 Shannon Simonelli, Ph.D., ATR 5/16 385.202.6477, Holladay. An integrative non-pathologizing approach, serving adolescents & adults using Art Therapy, embodied awareness/movement, brain based shifting, imagination, symbol & dialog for well-being, practical skill building and healing. Begin to feel better & live at your full potential. Holladay office or videoconference; free 20 min. consult. WWW .N EURO I MAGINAL I NSTITUTE . COM , WWW.INTEGRATIVEARTTHERAPY.ORG Jan Magdalen, LCSW 3/17 801.582.2705, 2071 Ashton Circle, SLC. Offering a

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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. Marianne Felt, CMHC, MT-BC 12/17 801.524.0560, ext. 2, 150 S. 600 E., Ste. 7C, SLC. 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 & inspire our lives. WWW.M OUNTAIN L OTUS C OUNSELING . COM Mountain Lotus Counseling 4/17 DA 801.524.0560. Theresa Holleran, LCSW, Marianne Felt, CMHC, & Sean Patrick McPeak, CSW. Learn yourself. Transform. Depth psychotherapy and transformational services for individuals, relation-ships, groups and communities. WWW.MOUNTAINLOTUSCOUNSELING.COM Sanctuary for Healing and Integration, Integrative Psychiatry 12/16 801.268.0333, f 801.268.3777, 860 E. 4500 S., Ste. 302, SLC. Group outpatient private practice of multidisciplinary mental health professionals led by Carmela Javellana, MD, DABPN, providing comprehensive mental health and neuroscience-based services for children, adolescents and adults. Standard services plus psychospiritual coaching and pharmacogenetic and nutrigenetic testing for personalized health care. Most insurance accepted. WWW.SHININTEGRATION. COM Stephen Proskauer, MD, Integrative Psychiatry 801.631.8426. Sanctuary for Healing and Integration, 860 E. 4500 S., Ste. 302, SLC. Steve is a seasoned psychiatrist, Zen priest and shamanic healer. He sees kids, teens, adults, couples and families, integrating psychotherapy and meditation with judicious use of medication to relieve emotional pain and problem behavior. Steve specializes in treatimg identity crises, LGBTQ issues and bipolar disorders. Blog: WWW .K ARMA S HRINK . COM , STEVE @ KARMASHRINK . COM 10 /16 Sunny Strasburg, LMFT 2/17 1399 S. 700 E., SLC. Sunny is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in Jungian Psychology, Gottman Method Couple’s Therapy and EMDR. Sunny meets clients in person at her office in Salt Lake City. For questions, or to schedule an appointment, please email Sunny at: SUNNYS@JPS.NET. WWW.SUNNYSTRASBURGTHERAPY.COM SHAMANIC PRACTICE Sarah Sifers, Ph.D., LCSW, Shamanic Practitioner



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. 3/17 Naomi Silverstone, DSW, LCSW FOG 801.209.1095, 508 E. So. Temple, #102, SLC. 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. NAOMI @ EARTHLINK . NET

RETAIL line goes here APPAREL, GIFTS & TREASURES Black Mountain Gemstone Jewelry: A time for gathering stones 9/16 801.359.6262, ArtSpace City Center, 230 S. 500 W., SLC. Bringing you timeless, unique jewelry with the spirit, positive energies and natural health qualities of the Earth. Handmade gemstone jewelry, quartz fountains, tumbled stones, gemstone malas, stone pottery, original landscape artwork and more. Choose from our designs or create your own custom design. Visit us online & learn more: BLACKMTN@XMISSION.COM www.B LACK M OUNTAIN B EAD . COM Blue Boutique 10/16 DA 801.487.1807, 1383 S. 2100 E., SLC. Shopping Made Sexy. Since 1987, Blue Boutique has expanded to four locations, offering the finest in a variety of sexy lingerie, sexy shoes and sexy adult merchandise to discriminating shoppers. We’ve created comfortable, inviting environments with salespeople ready to offer friendly and creative advice. WWW.BLUEBOUTIQUE.COM Dancing Cranes Imports DA 7/16 801.486.1129, 673 E. Simpson Ave., SLC. Jewelry, clothing, incense, ethnic art, pottery, candles, chimes and much more! Visit Café Solstice for lunch, too. WWW .D ANCING C RANES I MPORTS . COM Golden Braid Books DA 11/16 801.322.1162, 151 S. 500 E., SLC. A true sanctuary for conscious living in the city. Offerings include gifts and books to feed mind, body, spirit, soul and heart; luscious health care products to refresh and revive; and a Lifestyles department to lift the spirit. www.G OLDEN B RAID B OOKS . COM

Healing Mountain Crystals DA 11/16 801.808.6442, 363 S. 500 E., #210 (east entrance), SLC. A welcoming crystal shop located one block from the “Trolley” Trax station. Offering: crystals, jewelry, essential oils, $2 sage, 50 cent tumbled stones, Tibetan singing bowls, spa products, books, chakra healing supplies, gifts and more. We are known for our low prices. WWW .H EALING M OUNTAIN C RYSTALS . COM iconoCLAD—We Sell Your 2/17 Previously Rocked Stuff & You Keep 50% 801.833.2272. 414 E. 300 S., SLC. New and previously rocked (aka, consigned) men’s and women’s fashion, summer festival gear and locally made jewelry, clothing, crafts and decor. M-Sat 11a-9p, Sun 1p-6p. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter @iconoCLAD to see new inventory before someone beats you to it! WWW . ICONO CLAD. COM Lotus DA 11/16

801.333.3777. 12896 Pony Express Rd., #200, Draper. For rocks and crystals. Everything from Angels to Zen. WWW.ILOVELOTUS.COM Turiya’s Gifts8/16 DA 801.531.7823, 1569 S. 1100 E., SLC. M-F 11a-7p, Sat 11a-6p, Sun 12-5p. 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 .T URIYAS . COM HEALTH & WELLNESS Dave’s Health & Nutrition 7/16 SLC: 801.268.3000, 880 E. 3900 S. and W. Jordan: 801.446.0499, 1817 W. 9000 S. We focus on health & holistic living through education, empowerment and high-quality products. With supplements, homeopathics, herbs, stones, books and beauty care products, we provide you with the options you need to reach your optimum health. Certified professionals also offer private consultations. WWW.DAVESHEALTH.COM

SPIRITUAL PRACTICE line goes here ORGANIZATIONS The Church of the Sacred Circle 9/16 801.330.6666, 3464 W. 3800 S., WVC. We are a local independent church of non-denominational earth based spirituality. We welcome all those who follow Paganism, Wicca, Witchcraft, Asatru, Druid, Shamanic, Eclectic and other traditions. We hold public full moon and new moon circles, monthly events, psychic faires and are family friendly.

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www.S ACRED C IRCLE C HURCH . COM , INFO @ SACREDCIR CLECHURCH . COM Inner Light Center Spiritual Community DA 3/17 801.462.1800, 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: 10a; WWW .I NNER L IGHT C ENTER . NET Salt Lake Buddhist Temple 12/16 801.363.4742. 100 S. 211 W., SLC. Everyone is welcome to Shin Buddhism (Pure Land). Sunday Services: 9a Meditation, 10a Dharma Family, 11a Dharma classes all ages, Asian Arts classes 12p. Meditation Class Wed. 6:30-7:30p, all levels. Lumbini’s Garden Buddhist Books and Gifts open Sundays. “Come as you are.” WWW.SLBUDDHIST.ORG, WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/SALTLAKEBUDDHIST, WWW.MEETUP.COM/SALT-LAKE-BUDDHIST-TEMPLE Unity Spiritual Community 7/16 801.281.2400. Garden Center in Sugarhouse Park, 2100 S. 1602 E., SLC. 11:00a Sunday celebration, message, music and meditation. We teach love, peace, acceptance, and practical, everyday application of spiritual principles to help people live more abundant, joyful and meaningful lives. WWW .U NITYOF S ALT L AKE . ORG Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa Tibetan Buddhist Temple 9/16 DA 801.328.4629, 740 S. 300 W., SLC. 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 .U RGYEN S AMTEN L ING . ORG Utah Eckankar 12/16 801.542.8070, 8105 S. 700 E., Sandy. Eckankar teaches you to be more aware of your own natural relationship with Divine Spirit. Many have had spiritual experiences and want to learn more about them. You will meet people with similar experiences who also wish to share how these improve our daily lives. WWW .E CKANKAR -U TAH . ORG INSTRUCTION Two Arrows Zen Center 3/1 7DA 801.532.4975, ArtSpace, 230 S. 500 W., #155, SLC. Two Arrows Zen is a center for Zen study and practice in Utah with two location: SLC & Torrey. The ArtSpace Zendo in SLC offers daily morning meditation and a morning service and evening sit on Thursday. TAZ also offers regular day-long intensives—Day of Zen—and telecourses. WWW .T WO A RROWS Z EN . ORG

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BRIEFLY NOTED Bicycle/pedestrian safety grant On average, 839 bicycle/motor vehicle collisions occurred 2011-2013; 909 pedestrians were struck by motor vehicles in Utah. The Salt Lake City Police Department recently received a $15,000 grant from the Utah Highway Safety Office of the Utah Department of Public Safety. The Salt Lake City Police Department will distribute free helmets, bicycle lights and visibility gear and conduct crosswalk enforcement, cyclist and motorist enforcement and bike safety rodeos. Bike rodeos are cool. Unfortunately, you have to be a kid to participate. Grown-up volun-

teers are welcome, however. HTTP://SLCPD.COM/BIKE-RODEOS

SLC supports EPA’s Clean Power Plan Last month SLC Mayor Jackie Biskupski joined more than 50 city and county governments from 28

states in signing an amicus brief in defense of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, estimated to reduce the pollutants that contribute to smog by more than 25%, — ”a change that will benefit everyone along the Wasatch Front, especially during our increasingly dangerous winter inversion season,” said Biscupski. She asked the city’s Sustainability Department to work with mayors and cities across the Wasatch Front “to provide any resources we can to help them join this fight.” HTTP://BIT.LY/1WUBN77

Contribute to Utah Film Center recovery On March 29 a 4-alarm fire destroyed the Utah Film Center office. A GoFundMe campaign is underway to help the organization recover. The 14-year-old Utah Film Center “is not an office building,” says Laura Berbusse, development and grants manager . “We

are a collection of members, artists, staff, board, volunteers, partners, and community members who believe in the incredible power of film to change the world. It will take hard work, but we will indeed rise from the ashes, stronger than we ever were.” Learn more at UTAHFILMCENTER.ORG.


Dining news The LaSalle and Trio Restaurant Groups, whose combined restaurants include Oasis Café, Current Fish & Oyster, Under Current Bar, Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar, Café Niche and the two Café Trios have merged. Their married name is Main Course Management. Their newest endeavor, Stanza Italian Bistro and Wine Bar, opened last month in the wildly reconstructed home of the former Faustina. Joel LaSalle and Mikel Trapp’s long awaited invention comes with help from chefs Logan Crew (Current) and Phelix Gardner (Pago, Finca, Wild Grape) and operations manager Jared Young (Oasis, Faustina). Stanza, 454 East 300 South.

Ken Sanders Books is not moving Several months ago Ken Sanders announced that he would be relocating his bookshop, located at 268 South 200 East for the past 20 years, due to downtown development. The new news is that he was able to negotiate a suitable lease, enabling the store to remain in its present location for at least three more years.

New Ground. June 23-26 This year, the Festival celebrates 40 Years New with more than 150 visual artists from across the country, including a fresh new crop of talent!


* * * And from the Pago Group: A club license was finally granted a East Liberty Tap House by the DABC. They can now serve the 9th & 9th neighborhood lunch, brunch, or dinner or just drinks (no food required) any day of the week, indoors or out. Finca received a seasonal version of the club license, allowing them to operate as a full bar, sans Zion curtain or food requirement; alcoholic beverages served from 10am to close!) through the end of October by which time they hope to have received a permanent club license . Trestle Tavern This new project on 15th & 15th is in the recently closed Fresco building. It will serve Eastern European-ish casual tavern fare with cider, beer and wine on draft. Pago is getting a new chef de cuisine: Curtis Lindley comes to SLC from Napa, California, where he was executive sous chef at Evangeline, a 4-star French & Creole restaurant.



What’s in a “one bin” solution? Salt Lake City is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, recording a 6% population increase in the last census. With a forecast for continued population growth, the city faces new obstacles to a livable future. Along with addressing transportation, air quality, and housing issues, Salt Lake County must contend with arguably the least appealing issue, waste management. “The County is looking for ways to be more sustainable,” says Ashley Yoder, the sustainability manager for Salt Lake County. As part of that mission the County is reassessing its recycling program and considering a new service proposed by the private company, EcoHub. If the County hired EcoHub, an international company based in Germany, gone would be the days of sorting recyclables into separate containers. Residents would use the “one bin” system, putting all their trash in one container. Then, the refuse would be sorted in a Material Recovery Facility (MRF). Other counties in the U.S., including the ultra-sustainably focused Placer County, California (which has been recognized for environmental excellence by both the Institute for Sustainable

Infrastructure and the Environmental Protection Agency), use this type of system. Yet, there are concerns about the ease of the one bin solution. It became controversial in Houston where a backlash against EcoHub broke-out. Recycling activists pointed out that the one bin system isn’t recycling at all. Instead of using recyclable materials in new products, the one bin system turns all waste, trash and recyclables, since they are mixed, into fuel through a gasification process. “Dirty MRF has a shady track record. Whenever you combine your trash and recyclables in one bin, contamination goes up, and the rates of recycling goes down,” says Daniel Salmon of the Utah Recyclers Alliance. Salmon would prefer Salt Lake City and County to consider this question, what problem exists with the current recycling system that a dirty MRF would solve? Changes in the County’s waste management system, however, will not likely come soon if they do at all. Vicki Bennett, the Sustainability Director for Salt Lake City, says that they are taking their time to consider all the available options. —Carmen Taylor

Granary’s New Brewery District Development and, yes, gentrification continues to push westward across the tracks and into the Central Ninth and Granary Districts of Salt Lake. Local restaurants and coffee shops were the first to break the State Street barrier (Sage’s Café, Frida Bistro, No Brow Coffee) and now beer makers are gushing in. Following in the footsteps of Epic Brewing Company (825 State St), which didn’t quite make it across State but certainly paved the way for others to venture further, there is now the newly opened Proper Brewing Co. (867 Main), a followup to the popular Avenues Proper restaurant. Additionally, two other breweries are in the works for the neighborhood: Fisher Brewing Co. which plans to open their brewpub at 320 West 800 South in August, and Kiitos Brewing which plans to begin production (and on-site sales) at 608 West 700 South this early summer. A fifth potential neighborhood brewery was approved back in 2014 by the Salt Lake City Planning Commission and, though the project stalled, it remains a possible addition in the future. There are numerous reasons that brewers are attracted to this hip Westside district. For one, the ambiance is perfect—auto garages, empty storefronts and circa 1950s bomb shelter-looking department stores. With these kinds of neighbors, rent is still low (can’t find that many other places in the city) and the large, empty buildings available can repurpose perfectly into brewing facilities—Proper Brewing Co. will be increasing from a 15-barrel operation at their Avenues location to a 120-barrel operation in the Granary. Add to that nearby apartment construction, an influx of young residents and flexible zoning, and despite the DABC’s bogus crackdown on sin at nearby Brewvies, the Salt Lake City Council appeared eager to encourage drinking in Zion when, last December, they approved a zoning amendment changing how breweries are classified and expanding the places where breweries can locate. —Katherine Pioli

Coffee lessons learned from the music business

If you remember the cute coffee cart that perched daily on the patio of Liberty Heights Fresh last fall, you’ll be happy to know it found a small nest downtown— not much bigger than a coffee cart but more suitable for the changing seasons. In January, owners Nick Price and Meg Frampton moved their fledgling business, called Three Pines, to the small space adjoining From Scratch on 62 E. Gallivan Avenue. Both musicians from SLC, they spent many years in Los Angeles to pursue music, and came back to Salt Lake in August with big plans to open a coffee business. Nick and Meg’s time spent in Los Angeles was key to their way into the craft coffee scene, however not necessarily on purpose. While both were playing in bands, Nick took a side gig at specialty coffee shops Handsome Coffee Roasters (now Blue Bottle Coffee Co.) and Blacktop, both in the arts district of downtown LA. Traveling to coffee conventions and regional barista championships, at which Nick would judge, the couple was devoting a lot of energy to coffee. Nick’s side job to pay the bills was becoming their main event. It was in July 2015 when Meg’s mom planted the seed for them to start their own coffee business in Utah. “Looking back, all the things that happened in LA led up to this. More of our time was spent in coffee shops than music venues. We didn’t know it, but we were doing market research for years. Once my mom put that idea in my head, it made sense.” With not a lot happening for their music careers at the time, plans for their

mobile coffee cart quickly got under way. Nick constructed the cart himself. Being in bands for so long, the pair remarked on how long it could sometimes take to get all band members’ schedules aligned, but when it was just Nick and Meg, they could move as fast as they wanted. The coffee cart took flight in August 2015. Nick remembers the community vibes at Handsome Coffee and while on tour. They plan to acquire their own, larger space when the time is right. “We hope to have brew classes and acoustic night. Those things are really important to us… We miss doing that.” As Three Pines gains a following, they realize how their time spent in music helped prepare them for owning a small business. One of their bands, Meg & Dia, which also included Meg’s sister, was together for 10 years. From playing at a bar for six people, to having their music videos played on MTV, they don’t seem worried that their shop currently seats only two people at a time. “Having that experience of starting out small and growing a loyal fan base showed me that no matter how many [fans] you have in the beginning, it’s going to take time until you see success. Trust in what you’re doing and keep moving forward.” The wisdom they gleaned from their music careers: You have to start small. The lesson I learned from talking with Meg and Nick: Sometimes mom’s crazy ideas might actually make a lot of sense. —Sophie Silverstone

BRIEFLY NOTED Dalai Lama in SLC June 21

Yoga Studies program at USU A new program at Utah State University will move yoga out of the gym and into the classroom. The new USU Yoga Studies and Teacher Training program begins the fall of 2016. The program’s learning objectives include yoga as a physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and ethical discipline, with study of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, The Upanishads, and The Bhagavad Gita. Camille Litalien and Emily Perry are co-directors of the program. Faculty includes Dr. Ravi Gupta, Director of Religious Studies at USU. Gupta lectures around the world on topics related to Vaishnava philosophy and Hindu devotional traditions. For curriculum, costs, faculty and registration:

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will speak at the University of Utah Huntsman Center, 1825 S. Campus Drive, Tuesday, June 21, at 1:30 p.m. The Dalai Lama was scheduled to visit the U in October 2015 but canceled after doctors advised him to take complete rest. Following prostate treatment at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and a period of rest, the Dalai Lama is back on the road. The theme of the Dalai Lama’s presentation will be compassion and universal responsibility followed by a Q&A session. Doors to the Huntsman Center open at 11 a.m. Prior to his address at 1:30 p.m., a cultural program will be presented by the the Utah Tibetan Association. All proceeds from the event go to the association to benefit the Tibetan Community Center. Student and faculty tickets are sold out. Tickets to the general public are available for $30-35 plus $2 fee. The event will be streamed live at UTAH.EDU/LIVE. UTAHTICKETS.COM

#MeditatetheVote – The Real Conversation May has been declared National Meditation Month and the America Meditating Radio Show has started a grassroots movement called MeditateTheVote—The Real Conversation. Amidst this contentious political climate, the hope is that #MeditateTheVote acts as a subtle tool to create more trust and partnership with others and to unite the country for the greater good. The effort will continue through elections on November 8, 2016. “Meditate the Vote is about having real conversations and giving us space

to think higher and deeper about what matters the most and preparing ourselves with real tools to engage in a better self and country,” according to the website. We are invited to engage these questions: Are you powerful enough to affect change? What do you value the most about America? Do you believe in your self-worth? And, how does your life model that belief? Is there a way for us to engage in conversation without creating separation or division? If so, how?

Various meditation-related suggesions are offered. These are our favorite: Commit to a regular meditation practice in May—weekly, twice a week, daily—decide and then do it. Maybe you will continue. Get outside. Meditate in nature – a park, a beach, a forest or a field. Hold a higher intention for the self and country every day. Meditate before going to the voting booth, then cast your vote.


2016 “Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce“

Each year Environmental Working Group publishes its Dirty Dozen™ list for the highest number of pesticide residues on commercial produce. For the first time ever, strawberries top the list, displacing apples, which headed the list for the last five years. Buy organic whenever possible: strawberries apples nectarines peaches celery grapes cherries spinach tomatoes sweet bell peppers cherry tomatoes cucumbers

For conventional produce, EWG’s Clean Fifteen™ highlights the fruits and vegetables least likely to have pesticide residues. Stick to this list when going organic is not accessible or affordable: avocados sweet corn pineapples cabbage sweet peas, frozen onions asparagus mangos papayas kiwi eggplant honeydew melon grapefruit cantaloupe cauliflower EWG.ORG


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What yoga is and is not

3 common misconceptions BY CHARLOTTE BELL


s yoga’s popularity has exploded in the past 15 or so years, a whole lot of new yoga styles have sprung into existence. In addition to Hatha, Kundalini, Iyengar, Integral, Viniyoga and Ashtanga, the styles that have proliferated in the U.S. since the 1960s, there are the very popular vinyasa and hot styles. Then there are what longtime teacher Judith Hanson Lasater calls “yoga ands,” hybrid practices such as yogalates, pad-

Mastery comes when the mind and body are at ease in the present. dleboard yoga and Yoga Booty Ballet (yes, this is real). Modalities such as Viniyoga, trauma-sensitive yoga and Yoga Therapy cater to individual needs. All these different styles have widened yoga’s appeal, and made asana practice (the physical aspect of yoga) more accessible. But as yoga has become more popular, its definition has become much murkier. Decades ago, when I’d tell someone I taught yoga, they’d often give an opinion as to whether or not they liked yogurt. While most people have a slightly more accurate picture of yoga these days, there are still a whole lot of misconceptions as to what yoga is and is not. Here are a few: Yoga is exercise. Actually, what the vast majority of

people call yoga is actually asana, the third of yoga’s eight limbs. The eightlimbed system includes ethical guidelines (yama), personal practices (niyama), the physical practice (asana), breathing practices (pranayama), withdrawal from attachment to the senses (pratyahara), concentration (dharana), meditation (dhyana) and freedom (Samadhi). All the limbs of yoga contribute to the whole. None take precedence over the others. Even asana itself isn’t intended to be exercise. It’s a practice of refining and quieting the nervous system through slow, mindful movements combined with breath awareness. The intention of asana is to prepare the body/mind for meditation. You have to be flexible to practice asana. It’s true that many of the asanas associated with yoga may require flexibility— as they also help you develop flexibility—in order to perform them to their fullest, Instagram-worthy extent. Fortunately, this is not the intention of practice. Mastery of asana practice, according to The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, has nothing to do with flexibility or performance. It has everything to do with letting go of effort (read: letting go of your ideas about what your poses should look like). According to the sutras, “[Asana] is mastered when all effort is relaxed and the mind is absorbed in the Infinite,” the Infinite being this moment here and now. This means that the least flexible person in an asana class has just as much access to true mastery as the most flexible person because mastery does not depend on what your body can or can’t do. Mastery comes when the mind and body are at ease in the present.

If you work hard enough, someday you will be able to do “advanced” poses. First, I’d like to dispel the notion that there are such things as “advanced” poses. The truth is, there are people who were born into bodies that can do impressive poses from day one. I would not call these people—and I was one of them—“advanced” yogis. There are others—most people—whose bodies may never allow them to put their ankles behind their heads or push up into a backbend with straight arms. People in this camp are just as capable of mastery of asana, as defined above, as are the flexible people. Our skeletons are all put together differently. Some hip joints externally rotate easily, while others internally rotate easily. Some hip joints will do full lotus from the get-go. Others will never do full lotus because of shape, depth and orientation of their sockets. Some shoulders are built to allow hyperextension; others are built for stability and will never hyperextend to allow straight arms in Upward Bow. The good thing is, none of this matters. Mastery has nothing to do with what your body can or can’t do. It is dependent on the care and attention you give each moment of your asana practice, from the initial intention to move into an asana to the moments after you leave an asana and bask in the residue. Asana is a process. What matters is not how far you go or what you achieve. What matters is your presence in the continuously unfolding process. ◆ Charlotte Bell has been practicing yoga since 1982. She is the author of several yoga-related books and founder of Mindful Yoga Collective in Salt Lake City. CHARLOTTEBELLYOGA.COM.



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Together, we can Save Them All . ® or 801-574-2417 Osho Zen Tarot: Transformation, Maturity, The Rebel Medicine Cards: Turtle, Crow Mayan Oracle: Cib, Rhythm, New Myth Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Prince of Cups, Three of Swords, Temperance Aleister Crowley Deck: Knight of Swords, The Fool, Wealth Healing Earth Tarot: Seven of Feathers, Three of Shields, Woman of Shields Words of Truth: Words of Truth, Peace, Self Love ay is a month of change. Each of us is being called to step into a more mature place in our life where we take responsibility for our choices and actions. We can no longer afford to have knee-jerk reactions to external situations. It is time to observe, calculate and make clear and concise choices for what we intend to create in the future. Yes, there is shadow everywhere. That shadow is beckoning us to wake up and act responsibly. This month the cards, as well as the astrology, urge us to look for the truth and to speak the truth from a place of peace and respect for others and all of life. How do we find the inner rebel that is willing to break the chains of old conditioning and move from a place of power, wisdom, and action? How do we temper our sadness with justice and become centered in a reality where we can all work together? The answer is to find the rhythm under the surface of the chaos and upset. There is a place where, when you’re not caught in the tumultuousness of life, you can find the organic space and time to flow with the new trends and consciousness that are attempting to evolve you past the places of upset and into the possibility of new solutions. Choose to let go of old patterns, and solutions will emerge.


Believing you are safe if you retreat is a potentially harmful illusion. The world needs new ideas and new solutions. So many critical problems are piling up that there is a growing feeling of helplessness and despondency. But you can’t recognize solutions when you look through the eyes of the past. It’s time to see beyond the old world’s limitations and come up with balanced and honest new ways to approach problems that our world has not witnessed up to this point. Fearful minds grasp at familiar pat-

Our memory is limited in registering the suffering of our ancestors. terns. Calm minds seek answers while sitting in the silence and solitude of nondual consciousness. Patterns created from fear only recreate history that we were supposed to learn something from so that we will do something different in the future. Humanity is notorious for going back again and again, and doing what did not work then, yet somehow they think it will work now. Our memory is limited in registering the suffering of our ancestors. It is our job now to remember the past in an honest fashion and believe in the tools and fresh eyes of a new generation who want to take us beyond the known and into the potential of human existence if we can just get beyond our judgment, fear and need to be right and superior to others. Together we can find the doorways. It is time to find the pathways to peace and prosperity together. ◆ 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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to vegetables or other annuals. The phytotoxins in their roots (and shells, as you’ve probably noticed if you have a birdfeeder) inhibit seed germination and seedling growth. MAY 19 It takes up to three years for a mayfly naiad to develop. Adult life, however, lasts but a single afternoon, during which they hatch, mate and die—en masse. Some species have a synchronized hatch, with as many as 18 trillion emerging at once. Mayflies are excellent environmental indicators, as the naiads can survive only in very clean water.

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MAY 23 During thunderstorms, wind updrafts can exceed 60 MPH. That's enough force to pick up lightweight insects and animals. So yes, it can and does sometimes rain fish and frogs. Though probably not cats and dogs.

Zinnias on Mars? Maybe, if we bring some. The first flower to bloom on the international space station earlier this year was a zinnia. Mars is at its closest to Earth May 22nd and is bigger and brighter and more visible than it’s been in over decade.

Rainbow Randevu—later the Terrace Ballroom— despite significant local pressure. MAY 5 CINCO DE MAYO On this day in 1862, 6,000 well-armed French soldiers were soundly beaten by 2,000 poorly provisioned Mexican soldiers. Though a minor holiday in Mexico, in the U.S. it’s evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture. MAY 6 Tonight is the peak of the Eta Aquarids meteor shower, the remnants of Halley’s Comet. If the weather is clear, it will be a good show, thanks to no moonlight. Look to the southeast, ideally after midnight.

MAY 2 May’s birth flower is the sweet-smelling, seriously poisonous lily of the valley. Ingestion leads to a host dreadful symptoms, ranging from blurry vision to diarrhea, vomiting headache, drooling, cardiac arrhythmia and possibly death. Walter White, AKA Heisenberg, put it to bad use in Breaking Bad. MAY 3 It’s better to keep tomatoes in pots for a while, rather than plant them in cold soil. Otherwise, root development will be stunted. MAY 4 Robert E. Freed, manager of Lagoon during the 1940s and 1950s was born this day in 1919. Freed and his brothers were civil rights pioneers, desegregating both Lagoon and the

MAY 7 Asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chard, cucumbers, greens, peas, potatoes and shallots can be planted until mid-month. MAY 8 The spring songbird migration is peaking. This would be a great day to walk or bike the Jordan River Parkway and look for avian passersby. MAY 9 Planting seeds? Don’t amend the soil. Wait until seedlings sprout their second leaves, then feed with diluted (organic, of course) fertilizer. Each seed contains endosperm, an internal food supply that the plant embryo uses to grow until it can manufacture its own food. MAY 10 Blackberry Winter, a late-spring cold snap, often occurs when berry bushes are in bloom. MAY 11 This month’s favorite word: Sylvan. Relating to or inhabiting the woods.

MAY 21 FULL FLOWER MOON. Look for a glorious triangle formed by the Full Moon, Mars and Saturn tonight. MAY 22 Mars is at its closest to Earth tonight and is bigger and brighter and more visible than it’s been in over decade. It rises at sunset and stays out all night long.

A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the home, garden and natural world MAY 1 BELTANE/MAY DAY. Halfway between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice, this has long been a day to celebrate fertility and abundance. Go outside, breathe in the flower-scented air. Roll around on the grass. Look at the stars. Enjoy the natural world in all its luscious fecundity.

MAY 20 The Moon’s gravity causes Earth's atmosphere to bulge toward it, which affects the weather (reduces rainfall) on the Moon-facing side of the planet.

MAY 12 The critically endangered June sucker is endemic only to the Provo River and Utah Lake. Unlike other sucker fish, it’s not a bottom feeder; it hoovers zooplankton from the mid-water. MAY 13 FIRST QUARTER MOON. What’s supercool about the June sucker? It has a lifespan of over 40 years. MAY 14 It should be safe to plant heat-loving flowers and veggies now, including cantaloupe, corn, eggplant, peppers, pumpkins, tomatoes and watermelon. Though late frosts are most common the week before the Full Moon, so check the forecast. MAY 15 Hands and wrists sore from gardening? Massage the Xi-Cleft Gate point, located slightly lower than halfway between your wrist and inner elbow. Rub in small circles between the tendons. MAY 16 Earlier this year, the first flower grown in space—an orange zinnia—blossomed on the International Space Station. MAY 17 Want to see the International Space Station as it passes overhead? Check for optimal sighting times. MAY 18 Be sure not to plant sunflowers too close

MAY 24 Not up to a full garden? Plant one on your patio, porch or deck. Tomatoes, peppers, basil, beans and cucumbers all grow well in pots. Some even come in miniature varieties. MAY 25 Stinky disposal? Make a tray of vinegar ice cubes and run them through. MAY 26 Under-sowing vegetables with white or red clover or vetch will keep weeds down, help retain moisture and feed the soil. MAY 27 A group of cats is called a clowder. Multiple litters of kittens are called a kindle. MAY 28 Going camping? Watch for fireflies! Yes, fireflies in Utah. They’ve been spotted in the wetlands south of Utah Lake, in Nibley, and around Moon Lake in the Uintas. There have even been sightings in Canyonlands. MAY 29 LAST QUARTER MOON. Start looking for flashing fireflies around 9:30 p.m. If you see any, log on to to report your coordinates. MAY 30 MEMORIAL DAY Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day emerged in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday only in 1971. MAY 31Studies in the developing field of acoustic ecology show that birds, crickets and frogs are altering their behavior in response to human noise. The dawn chorus is starting earlier, so birds can communicate before traffic drowns them out. And some, like the white-crowned sparrow, are even changing their tone and tune to better rise above the din. ◆ Diane Olson is an author, content strategist at MRM\McCann and long-time CATALYST writer. long-time CATALYST writer.

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