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appiness! Isn’t that what we’re all after? For many, such a simple notion can be incredibly hard to discover, and even harder to hold onto. But being happier leads to being healthier, so it’s even more important to find our happy place. How do we instill happiness into our everyday lives? Judith Fertig dives into this fun topic on page 22, with tips for tuning into what makes us smile, and small habits that can ripple to create more happiness in ourselves and those around us. Good food brings happiness to many people—foodies, if you will. This summer, while we’re on the go, in search of the next adventure by the pool, on a road trip or Holly Baker, publisher exploring the vast, beautiful outdoors, we’ll need fuel to keep going. Oftentimes, trips and vacations lead to unhealthy eating, but Robyn Landis teaches us how to plan and pack delicious and smart snacks, on page 36. Though many of our loyal readers are women, we’re thrilled to dedicate space to men’s health and wellness—especially as we celebrate Father’s Day this month. On page 25, Armin Brott shares “How to be the Father Kids Need”, and we learn from Medicine Wheel Dental about the specific factors affecting men’s dental health, on page 37. Several of our health briefs also highlight men’s issues. Whether you are picking up the magazine for the hundredth time or the first, or your wife, mother, daughter or friend is passing it along to you, please enjoy the crucial information about the health and happiness of men (and the ones who love them) contained in these pages. Wishing you true, daily happiness,

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contents Natural Awakenings is your guide to a healthier, more balanced life. In each issue readers find cutting-edge information on natural health, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, green living, creative expression and the products and services that support a healthy lifestyle.

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newsbriefs Small Rock Shop Expands into a 5,000-Square-Foot East Side Gallery


rizona Lapidary & Gem Rough, Inc. will host a grand opening celebration from June 6 to 11. Each day will feature a different aspect of the gem and mineral industry with speakers, activities, local artists, prizes and presentations. The first 22 customers of the day will receive a prize with purchase. Children are welcome. A schedule of the week’s themes is as follows: June 6, Geology & Lapidary; June 7, Prospecting; June 8, Metaphysical Arts; June 9, Gemstone Art & Jewelry Making; June 10, Mineral Collecting; June 11, Children’s Day. University of Arizona graduate Dr. Linus Keating, an exploration geologist, transformed his “hobby-run-a-muck” into Arizona Lapidary & Gem Rough, an iconic destination for collectors, artists, energy practitioners, interior designers and tourists. The showroom features gemstone art, jewelry, metaphysical products and services, lapidary rough, mineral specimens, crystals and interior design pieces. Location: 7320 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson. For more information, call 520-399-6641, email ArizonaLapidary@gmail.com or visit ArizonaLapidary.com. See ad, page 7.

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omen will learn how to become financially empowered, at a workshop held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 17, at YWCA Tucson. Financial empowerment isn’t about learning how to save a few bucks here or there, but rather about taking control of our own future. While we continue to fight for equal wages, it is important for women to become financially empowered. “How much are you worth? As a unique individual, you are invaluable. But do you know your actual financial worth? What about your cash flow? Do you know if you’re gaining or losing ground? Do you have a realistic plan for retirement?” inquires Michelle Pitot, Chief of Staff at YWCA of Southern Arizona. “If you’re a woman and I ask you how much you weigh, you’ll probably be able to answer accurately, within a pound or two. But your net worth? Not usually.” In today’s world, women work just as much as men, but the gender wage gap has held steady at about 23 cents for the last 20 years. This gap grows the older we get, which is especially important since women tend to live longer than men. Location: 525 N. Bonita Ave., Tucson. For more information, call 520-884-7810, email MPitot@YWCATucson.org or visit YWCATucson.org. See ad, page 7.



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Book Helps Readers Release Old Wounds and Resentments


new Amazon #1 Best Seller by Molly Nelson, Living Happily Ever After: Releasing Wounds, Hurts and Resentments, offers genuine relief. The easy-to-use workbook format invites the reader to fill in the spaces with their own stories, allowing bitterness and suffering to fade. Nelson’s compassionate tone and step-by-step explanations guide the reader to experience life as a joyful adventure. Beginning with the fourth step of the 12-step programs, Nelson has added new questions to create a process that leads the reader into deeper levels of self-understanding, through a process that releases bitterness and resentments, Molly Nelson helping the reader lighten up and enjoy the future. Guided investigation into six primary topics gives deep insight into what troubles and drives us. After the process comes the release. Here, the reader is asked to: see that the other person was doing the best they could, describe their point of view, list their good qualities, forgive, cut them loose, apologize for the pain that may have been caused, bless them, discover the gift or lesson, visualize, affirm and decide how they will behave in the future. Personal stories of people who have resolved their resentments surround such topics as sibling rivalry, rejection by a lover, envy, jealousy, compulsive shopping, pack rat behavior, sexual abuse and a Vietnam veteran’s experience. These examples allow the reader to connect with their own pain, anguish and suffering. For more information, call 520-488-8284, email Molly.Nelson@q.com or visit LivingHappilyEverAfter.Life.

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newsbriefs GoodThreads Boutique Carries Huge Selection of Men and Women’s Clothes


oodwill’s GoodThreads Boutique, in Tucson, carries designer and brand name clothing at affordable prices for men and women, and is now displaying summer wear. Brand name polos or button-up tops start at $12.99. Goodwill recently opened a new Attended Donation Center on River Road, next to Basis High School. This GoodThreads shopper found a “Shoppers can find designer and Pebble Beach golf shirt for $12.99. brand name men’s clothing at GoodThreads Boutique too—it’s not just for women. Men can find gently used buttonup dress shirts, jeans, slacks, suits, swimwear and athletic wear,” says Judith Simmons, director of marketing for Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona. “GoodThreads is also now carrying brand new men’s underwear and socks.” Shoppers who purchase items from GoodThreads Boutique help support Goodwill’s mission to provide jobs, training and services to people with barriers to employment. Buying thrift also diverts items from southern Arizona’s landfills, giving them a second or third life. Location: 7366 N. Oracle Rd., #190, Tucson. For more information, call 520-495-7999, email JSimmons@GoodwillTucson.org or visit GoodwillSouthernAZ.org. See ad, page 18.

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The Loft Cinema Screens Time to Choose


cademy Awardwinning documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson (Inside Job, No End in Sight) turns his lens to address worldwide climate change challenges and solutions in his latest film, Time to Choose, which will be screened at 7:30 p.m., June 15, at The Loft Cinema, in Tucson. Featuring narration Time to Choose Addresses World Climate Change by actor Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Time to Choose leaves audiences understanding not only what is wrong, but what can be done to fix this global threat. Ferguson explores the comprehensive scope of the climate change crisis and examines the power of solutions already available. Through interviews with world-renowned entrepreneurs, innovators, thought leaders and brave individuals living on the front lines of climate change, the film offers an in-depth look at the remarkable people working to save our planet. Featuring a post-film panel discussion with local experts. This presentation is part of Science on Screen at The Loft Cinema, an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloane Foundation. It is co-presented by the UA Institute of the Environment and The Loft Cinema. Location: 3233 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson. For more information, call 520-795-0844 or visit LoftCinema.com. See ad, page 10.


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newsbriefs Share ‘The Sacred Masculine’ with Loved Ones


he Path of the Sacred Masculine book and card deck, written and produced by Karen Kiester, makes a unique gift for Father’s Day and other occasions. The elegant and unique book and contemplation deck connects them to the sacred masculine, bringing balance and insights into their life. The core premise is that the sacred masculine is an energy, rather than a specific physical body. Rather than being an authoritative work, it is meant to plant seeds so the participant may grow in their own understanding of themselves. The purpose of this material is to offer a simple, yet profound Karen Kiester tool to reflect upon and embrace the Sacred Masculine by posing questions that lead the reader to self-discovery. It encourages one to question their perceptions and belief systems and to listen to the wisdom that is held within. For more information, call 541-941-8432, email KarKies5@yahoo.com or visit PathOfTheSacredMasculine.com.

Don Cox Answers Life Insurance Questions


s a local Farmers Insurance agent in Tucson, Don Cox helps clients understand and identify the life insurance coverage that best fits every individual’s needs. In the straightforward and personalized process, Cox uses his knowledge and experience to help clients better understand their life insurance coverage options. Farmers’ life insurance policies can be tailored to fit one’s particular needs at any life stage. Policies tend to fall into two major categories: protection policies—designed to provide a benefit, typically a lump sum payment, in the event of speciDon Cox fied event—and growth policies—where an additional objective is to facilitate the growth of capital by regular or single premiums. “It’s a subject no one really wants to think about, but if someone depends on you financially, it’s one you cannot avoid,” says Cox. In the event of a tragedy, life insurance proceeds can: pay for funeral costs; help pay the bills and meet ongoing living expenses; pay off outstanding debt, including credit cards and the mortgage; continue a family business; finance future needs like children’s education; or protect a spouse’s retirement plans. Location: 6340 N. Campbell Ave., Ste. 100, Tucson. For more information, call 520-789-7234, email DCox1@FarmersAgent.com or visit Agents.Farmers.com/ AZ/Tucson/Donald-Cox.



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E Computing & Internet Services offers guidance to those who may be interested in using encryption to keep sensitive information Don & Iva Gibbens safe on their computers. According to owner Don Gibbens, anyone who handles customer information, and keeps that information on their computers, should consider having their whole computer disk encrypted. “Encryption is an additional layer of security to further protect any electronically stored data by converting it into unreadable code that cannot be deciphered easily by unauthorized parties,” explains Gibbens. “This will greatly reduce the risk of unauthorized access in the event the device is lost or stolen.” An encryption consultation with GE Computing will answer the following: Do I need encryption? Do I need to encrypt the whole hard drive or will folder encryption do the trick? Are my computers at a high enough level to be able to handle encryption? What other factors need to be weighed— such as online or off-site backup? What will be the ongoing costs of encryption? How much will encryption cost now? For more information, call 520-332-1485, email CompDoc@GoGibbens.com or find GE Computing and Internet Services on Facebook. See ad, page 17.

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hysical, mental and emotional healing through a simple, natural technique piritual Hypnosis & Healing will be taught at the Bruno Hands, of Tucson, has recently Groening Circle of Friends changed its name to Spiritual meetings, from 3 to 4 p.m., Energy Transformation. “Spiritual June 11 and 25, at Banner Hypnosis & Healing Hands offered University Medical Center. Bruno Groening talking to thousands hypnosis and energy work. SomeNext month, there will be a in Herford, Germany, 1949 times it has been difficult for clients Community Hour from 3 to to choose which type of session 4:30 p.m., July 9, and a biographical documentary film showwould most benefit them and proing, from noon to 5 p.m., July 24, both at the same location. duce the desired results,” explains The Bruno Groening Circle of Friends, with more than Johanna Alley owner Johanna Alley. “Now Spiritu- 3,000 communities, is one of the world’s largest nonprofit al Energy Transformation incorporates both into one quality organizations dedicated to spiritual healing. The group is energy session for you to receive what you need to begin based on the work of Bruno Groening, a natural healer who making your changes. The name change reflects this.” became internationally known in post-war Germany and Eu “You might seek out spiritual/metaphysical sessions rope through miraculous healings that happened wherever he because nothing else is helping to achieve the transformawent. This simple, humble man often told his followers, “The tions you want in your life. If you are not accustomed to divine power helps and heals.” meditation or paying attention to insights from your Higher Hundreds of thousands of people around the world Self intuition, help is needed from someone who will facili- have been cured of mental, physical and so-called “incurtate this process,” says Alley. “These sessions provide a safe able” diseases, including substance abuse addictions, by environment for you to hear the insights—sometimes paintapping into the divine healing wave using a technique ful—so you may begin to make better choices to achieve known in German as “einstellen”. Groening told his followthe transformation you desire.” ers that with God’s help he would continue to help mankind Those seeking transformation in life can book an apeven after his death, which happened in 1959—and reports pointment for Spiritual Energy Transformation with Alley, pour in from around the world each month of this amazing who has a lifetime of experience “stepping off cliffs”, under- man’s continuing help as a transmitter for God. stands the stress and fear and has experienced the satisfaction of achieving beneficial change. Location: 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Cafeteria Room E, Tucson. For more information, contact Evey Weissman at For more information, call 520-370-1306, email 520-904-4801 or WeissmaE@email.arizona.edu, or visit JWAlley@ProtonMail.ch or visit JohannaAlley.com. See ad, Bruno-Groening.org/English. page 11.


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estosterone plays an important role in maintaining both physical and mental health in men. It increases energy, prevents fatigue, improves sex drive, increases strength of all structural tissues such as skin/bone/ muscles (including the heart), prevents depression and mental fatigue. Testosterone deficiency is often associated with symptoms such as night sweats, insulin resistance, erectile dysfunction, low sex drive, decreased mental and physical ability, lower ambition, loss of muscle mass and weight gain in the waist. Stress increases the body’s demand for adrenal hormones and often results in hormonal dysregulation. A man’s growth hormones fall approximately 14 percent each decade. By age 40, he’s lost approximately half the growth hormones he had as a young adult. By age 80, he’s left with just 5 percent of his original growth hormones. These imbalances can happen at any age and are often mistaken as signs of aging. Many of the symptoms of male hormonal imbalances come on very gradually. They may not be noticed at first, but as more symptoms appear and become worse over time, they do become apparent. When measuring testosterone levels, it is critical to determine the levels of both free and total testosterone to understand the cause of any observed symptoms of deficiency. Blood levels of both free and total testosterones vary widely, making it difficult to establish a general baseline on which to prescribe a standardized treatment protocol. However, levels are quite consistent within individuals, so men should have multiple tests over time to determine trends and individual thresholds for treatment. Stress management, exercise, proper nutrition, dietary supplements and hormone replacement therapy (controversial in prostate cancer) have all been shown to raise testosterone levels in men. There is no evidence that testosterone increases the risk of prostate gland cancer, however, if cancer has already developed, testosterone may accelerate its growth. Zachary Saber LMP/ MFR BS MA is the co-owner of WellnessFirst!, an established alternative health and addiction rehab center, and has been in practice over 20 years. Connect at 520-209-1755, SaberLMP@aol.com or 3861WellnessFirst.com. See ad, page 3. June 2016





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major survey of 127,545 American adults found that married men are healthier than men who were never married or whose marriages ended in divorce or widowhood. Men who have marital partners also live longer than men without spouses. The study also found that the longer a man stays married, the greater his longevity in comparison to his unmarried peers. While this study reveals marriage to be a men’s health and longevity advantage, many do not want to invest the time that a long-term relationship takes. We live in a culture where everything is quick and disposable, including relationships. This does not build depth, character or intimacy. In order to stop avoiding the issues and to really grow, we do need to be in a relationship where there is emotional safety. Men need to know that they can share who they are without being attacked. It is important to see and to be seen—to know the spark of the divine within. Intimacy is a commitment over time to a durable, safe, passionate, open-hearted relationship as a spiritual path. The male and female energies become one and are complementary. The key to intimacy is “enduring over time” and creating a safe space for people to move into the unknown and, in essence, to face their angels and demons in the process of relationship. We are talking about more than merely longevity. We are talking about tuning into the truth of who we are. Gabriel Cousens is the founder and director of Tree of Life Foundation and Tree of Life Center US. He is considered one of the leading live-food vegan medical doctors, holistic physicians and the world expert on spiritual nutrition. Connect at 520-394-2520 x2225, email Marketing@TreeOfLife.nu or visit TreeOfLifeCenterUS.com. See ad, page 24.

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Summer can bring on the heat and wear on our health. Besides staying hydrated and protecting ourselves from the sun, here are a few more tips to staying healthy this summer. • Eat fruit and veggies. Get those needed minerals and electrolytes. • Eat adequate protein, for repair form all that summer fun. • Don’t forget to sleep. Get 7 to 8 hours a night. • Maintain fitness, cardio, resistance (weights and/or Pilates) and flexibility (stretching and yoga). • Most importantly, have fun. Being happy keeps the immune system strong. • Get a chiropractic “tune-up” and get a massage or any bodywork. Stay on top of things the body may be telling you. Dr. Nathan Conlee, Chiropractor Neurologist, diagnoses and treats conditions such as dystonia, ADHD, peripheral neuropathy, vertigo, migraines, numbness and other conditions related to neurologic function. Connect at 520-322-6161 or PerformanceNeurology.com. See ad, page 13. 18


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Dova was one of the most talked about acts of the west coast festivals last summer, with epic sets at Beloved, Burning Man and Symbiosis, to mention a few. She returns this year for another tour in the U.S. and Canada. “Deya Dova brings the raw Oz-style power of Xavier Rudd along with super tasty electronica, and her full-powerfeminine vibe is not something I’ve ever seen before. Deya is currently bringing something very next-level through that our international audience absolutely erupted to,” says Rob Weber, director of Bali Spirit Festival. Dova was born “behind the veil”, inside her intact water membrane. According to folklore, these people inherit an ne of the innate connection between the worlds. It is this otherworldlyfew female ness, deep mysticism and memory that exudes from Dova’s electronic extraordinary vocals, music and stage presence. producers and a Highly innovative and a visionary artist in the truest sense, ground-breaking Dova’s live shows are a sophisticated musical and visual feast. vocalist, recording “As the producer of the weekly Luminous Movement live at sacred sites, event in Los Angeles, I can honestly say Deya Dova is Deya Dova fuses the earthy human-ness and one of the best acts I’ve hosted in nearly five years,” says J BRAVE Lu Fam Pro Entertainment. “Their high vibrational sensual power of her voice with the cutting- message, mixed with emphatic beats, created a dance floor edge futurism of global experience that was so tribal, raw and spiritual.” Performing with co-producer, Hamilton Barnett, blendbass music. Dova will ing live electronics, organic percussion, vocal looping, perform at 9 p.m. on June 11, at the Galac- petroglyphic projections and guest ritual performance artists, Dova weaves a conscious elevated dancefloor experitic Center, in Tucson. ence infused with feminine mojo. The show will feature Hailing from the music from her latest release, Symbiotic, and live versions expansive Nullarbor of remixes by Desert Dwellers, Kalya Scintilla, Drumspyder desert in Australia, and currently based in the Byron Bay area, it’s like singer/producer Dova fell out of the stars on an and A Tribe Called Red. ancient piece of space rock. Synthesizing ancient songlines/tribal voices and evocative storytelling with cinematic Cost: $15 at the door. Location: 35 E. Toole Ave., Tucson. For more information, call 520-305-0856, soundscapes, whomping bass, textural glitch and totemic email Kati.Astraeir@gmail.com or visit beats, Dova invokes a mythic temple vibe and brings euFacebook.com/GalacticCenter or DeyaDova.com. phoric tribalism to the dance floor.

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Selecting the Best Means of Water Purification by Luigi Lamberto


lthough most of the harmful substances in water sources are removed by the water companies, significant amounts remain. The Centers for Disease Control and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have warned anyone with compromised immune function to talk to their doctor before drinking tap water. A number of water industry organizations have also advised all HIV patients to, at the very least, boil tap water before drinking it. The surest way of making sure we are drinking the cleanest, contaminantfree water possible is to invest in a water filter of some kind. Although home water filters, different from water softeners, may seem expensive at first, in the long run they are a very cost effective way of providing our families with pure drinking water. The alternative of buying bottled water will likely be more expensive than installing and running a quality water filter. Below, read about some types of water filtration systems, including the advantages and disadvantages associated with each. Carbon Block, Activated Carbon Water Filters are generally plumbed into the house water supply, usually on just one tap—typically in the kitchen. Carbon block filters are more expensive than granulated types, but offer greater filtration and usually require replacement less often. Pros: Relatively cheap, filters last longer than granulated and offer greater filtration. Cons: Requires plumbing in; doesn’t remove bacteria, heavy metals, some radioactive contaminants, asbestos or fluoride.


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Ceramic Carbon Water Filters are comprised of two parts: ceramic and carbon. These filters usually come as a cartridge that sits under the sink in the kitchen and is plumbed into the water supply; the filtered water is then sent to a counter top tap. Pros: Low cost, good filter life, effectively removes large amount of contaminants. Cons: Some plumbing required; doesn’t remove fluoride, some heavy metals, viruses and very small microbes. Reverse Osmosis Water Filters are generally considered to be the most effective form of water filtration available. The running costs are roughly the same as for the solid carbon/ceramic filters. RO systems are available either fitted to a single tap or plumbed into the main water inlet pipe, delivering filtered water throughout the house. Pros: Highly effective filtration, running costs reasonable, whole-house systems available. Cons: Initial cost, plumbing work required; all minerals are removed, so supplements are required to replace minerals with nutritional value. Luigi Lamberto is the owner of Res-Com Plumbing Co. For more information, call 520-901-0053 or Res-ComPlumbing.com. June 2016




Israeli-born Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D., a former Harvard lecturer and author of the bestselling Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment, had 854 students enroll in one of his pioneering classes on happiness in 2006, the highest enrollment for any class at the time. “Students explored ways to apply these ideas to their life experiby Judith Fertig ences and communities,” he says. Today, he lectures and consults worldwide on the science of happiness, or “optimal being and functioning”. Ben-Shahar suggests we cultivate three personal habits. The first one is to simplify, saying, “We need to turn off our phones, email and other distractions at home, so we can fully be with the people we care about and that care about us. Time affluence—time to enjoy and appreciate—is a predictor of Everyday Lives, happiness expert hroughout the past decade, happiness.” The second is to exercise. Gretchen Rubin fleshes out the needed success researchers and posi“We were not meant to be sedentary,” details. She maintains that the shift into tive psychologists have sketched he says. The third is to meditate. “Media happier way of being can be as simple out in broad strokes the big picture of tating helps us to develop extreme as changing our habits, which she terms our elemental yearning for happiness. resilience to negative emotion.” the invisible architecture of daily life. According to Martin Seligman, Ph.D., Ken A.Verni, Psy.D., a clinical Rubin found, “We repeat about 40 and his colleagues at the University of psychologist in Highland Park, New percent of our behavior almost daily, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, inner Jersey, endorses the importance of a so our habits shape our existence and happiness derives from four basic elemindfulness habit. In his new book, ments: positive emotion, relationships, our future. If we change our habits, we Happiness the Mindful Way: A Practichange our lives.” meaning in life and accomplishment. cal Guide, Verni outlines easy, step-byWe can start small in sometimes What we want to know now is how to step actions to form a new happiness surprising ways that encourage personinstill happiness into daily practices. habit that concurrently reduces stress al, family, workplace and community In her latest book, Better Than and increases enlightenment. He starts well-being. Before: Mastering The Habits Of Our with what he calls “compassionate

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Take the Secret Society of Happy People’s personal happiness inventory at Tinyurl.com/HappinessCheck. Tinyurl.com/ DefiningOurHappiness provides an introduction. attention”; being fully awake or present in our lives without judging what we’re thinking. When we view our thoughts as events in the mind, he says, conscious self-observation introduces a space between our perceptions and responses, allowing us to view our thoughts as separate from the person we really are. Complementary methods may include breathing techniques or body awareness that help shift us away from anxious, “What if?” speculations into the ever-present now. With just a few minutes of mindfulness a day—the first thing in the morning or at night before retiring—according to Verni, “We can shift our relationship to ourselves and our life experiences in a way that allows for greater spaciousness, acceptance and compassion, and in doing so, can dramatically improve the quality of our lives.”

knew she was creating family memories. She started regularly preparing “special occasion” family breakfasts, a relatively easy meal to customize. She says, “Studies show that family traditions support children’s social development and strengthen family cohesiveness. They provide the connection and predictability that people crave. I know that I enjoy a holiday more when I know exactly what we’re going to do and when we’re going to do it.” Home for Matthieu Ricard, a biochemist turned Buddhist monk, could be a Nepalese monastery or a seat at scientific conferences around the world. As the author of Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill, he defines happiness as a deep sense of flourishing that arises from an exceptionally healthy mind. “It’s not a mere pleasurable feeling, a fleeting emotion or a mood, but an

optimal state of being,” he says. In order to nurture it, Ricard recommends taking some time each day for quiet reflection, noting, “The contemplative approach consists of rising above the whirlpool of our thoughts for a moment and looking calmly within, as if at an interior landscape, to find the embodiment of our deepest aspirations.” By cultivating attention and mindfulness, the cares of everyday life become less burdensome. Such a spiritual practice of just sitting quietly for 10 minutes a day, observing the thoughts that randomly cross our minds, and then gently shooing them away, can be enormously beneficial, he says, as it helps us put things in perspective and aim for continuous calm.

Flipping the Switch

Changing thought habits to focus on the good things in life is an approach that works for clients of Mary Lynn Ziemer, a life coach in Estero, Florida. Ziemer suggests we “flip the switch” from negative thinking and make a habit of starting our day being positive and grateful for 10 minutes. She rec-

Daily Joy at Home Another way to improve the quality of our life is to reverse one habit. Shonda Rhimes, creator of TV dramas that include Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, admits that she’s a driven, Type-A person in her new book, Year of Yes. A busy career in Los Angeles, three children and little leisure left her feeling unhappy, so instead of reciting her habitual, “No” to anything extraneous—like parties, eating chocolate chip cookies or spending a lazy afternoon chatting with an old friend—she decided to change that habit to, “Yes.” One of Rhimes’ most profound revelations occurred after she responded positively when her children asked her to play. She observes that kids don’t want that much from us and playtime rarely involves more than 15 minutes; when we give them access and attention, it makes everyone feel good. Rubin agrees that it’s the little things that can contribute to family happiness. As a New York City mother of two, she decided that she’d be happier if she June 2016


ommends we start by doing deep breathing—four seconds breathing in, hold for seven seconds, eight seconds breathing out—repeated four times. Next, we ask ourselves how we feel in the moment and identify the emotion, and then ask what thoughts we can think to feel better. The last step of the exercise is to frame a positive outlook in an affirmation, such as, “I am so grateful that I know I am doing the best I can and everything will work out. Everything is fine.” Ziemer adds, “Remember that happiness comes from love and takes you to a place of peace and calm. It is such emotions that beget success in relationships, health, supply, and clear purpose. Plus, it benefits everyone around you.”

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Dallas happiness researcher Shawn Achor, founder of Goodthink, Inc., and author of The Happiness Advantage, applies the science of happiness to the workplace. His research echoes the personal positivity of Ziemer, Verni and Ben-Shahar’s approaches to nurturing happiness. “Happiness is such an incredible advantage in our lives,” says Achor. “When the human brain is positive, our intelligence rises and we stop diverting resources to think about anxiety.” The Harvard Business Review published his research results: “Creativity triples and productive energy rises by 31 percent. Sales rise by 37 percent and the likelihood of promotion rises by 40 percent.” Achor’s method is helping people rewrite the way they think by first looking for positives at work. Workers write down three highly specific, positive things about their workday for 21 consecutive days. Rather than just, “I love my job,” acknowledge, “I love my job because I get to help people every day.” Or, “I love my morning tea because it gets me going.” Achor reports that at the end of the period, “Their brain starts to retain a pattern of scanning the world not for the negative, but for the positive first.” Taking a work break for two minutes of mindfulness is also effective. “We did this at Google,” he says. “We had employees take their hands off their keyboards for two minutes a day to go from multitasking to simply focusing on their breathing. This drops their stress levels and raises accuracy rates. It improves levels of happiness and it takes just minutes.”

Happiness in the Community We can foster happiness habits at home, at work and in the community. Rubin suggests starting such a group, akin to a self-help book club or bridge group, but with extra benefits. She even offers a free starter kit for those that want to try it, available via GretchenRubin.com/habits/start-a-habits-group. In addition to the happy exchange of ideas and success stories, happiness habits group members also have the benefit of being accountable to each other. Others can help us continue to color in the details supporting and forwarding the broad brushstrokes of positive emotions, relationships, meaning in life and accomplishments in a down-to-earth, fun way. Judith Fertig blogs at AlfrescoFoodAndLifestyle.blogspot.com from Overland Park, KS.



How to be the Father Kids Need by Armin Brott


merican fatherhood has evolved considerably in the last 50 years. While dads used to be kept out of the delivery room, today, more than 90 percent of new fathers are present for their children’s birth, reflected in MenCare Advocacy’s State of the Worlds’ Fathers. However, being there early on does not necessarily define the scope of future involvement. Overcoming obstacles that might keep men from being the “high-five” dads they and their family need them to be is key. Involved fathers benefit children. Most research on child development has focused on how mothers influence their children, but in recent decades, society has “discovered” fathers. In many studies, pioneering Psychologist Ross Parke, Ph.D., professor emeritus of University of California, Riverside, and others have conclusively shown that children of more-involved dads are better at solving puzzles, score higher on cognitive skills tests, do better in school, are more likely to go to college, are more empathetic, manage their emotions better, have fewer behavior problems, are less likely to suffer from depression or mental illness and are less likely to break laws or become teen parents. Fathering tip: Never miss an opportunity to change a diaper, play with the kids, read stories together or simply ask them about their day. Equal workplace policies matter. The U.S. is the only economically advanced country that has no nationally mandated paid maternity leave policy and is absent a national paternity leave policy, paid or unpaid. When men don’t get time off to learn basic parenting skills, it’s harder for them to stay engaged later. In 1977, 41 percent of women and 35 percent of men in dual-earner couples reported work-family life conflicts. Today, the figures are 47 percent and 60 percent, respectively, according to the Families and Work Institute’s ongoing National Study of the Changing Workforce. Parenting tip: Advocate for national, paid parenting leave policies for men and women starting with local employers. It benefits both families and companies. Studies by Stanford University, the Families and Work Institute, Gallup, Inc. and others have found that companies with family-friendly benefits enjoy more loyal employees, better morale, lower turnover, fewer arbitrary sick days, higher levels of customer service and higher shareholder returns—all of which contribute to their bottom line. Both genders can be naturally nurturing. Certainly, wom-

en are biologically adapted for giving birth and breastfeeding, but Parke found that caring new dads typically cuddle, coo, giggle, rock and feed their babies just as much as new mothers. One hurdle men face is that they usually have to return to work sooner, and their natural nurturing skills can get rusty, while moms’ get sharper. Opportunity and practice are the biggest predictors of meaningful connections with children. Fathering tip: Don’t assume that a partner knows more. Whatever a mother knows, she learned by making mistakes, and that’s the best way for fathers to learn, too. Be open to complementary expertise. A dad with a mate that praises and supports him will be far more confident and engaged with his child than one with a partner that criticizes him. Parenting tip: No one likes to feel incompetent, so when offering dad advice, do it in a nonthreatening way that supports and compliments his improving skills over time. It may mean adjusting personal standards a bit. Dad should take pride in practicing his unique rapport with offspring. Instead of letting mom pluck a crying or smelly baby from his arms, he can try, “Honey, I’ve got this.”

"After discovering we were pregnant, I spent several months contemplating my job as a father. Finally, I concluded: My job is to do everything I can to have my kid(s) be smarter about life than I am. This meant they would be smarter than me about living their lives, and as I got smarter about living—which I worked toward every day—they too would continue being smarter than me about living their lives. It has worked beautifully." ~ Reverend Donald Graves, Center for Spiritual Living Tucson End-running the legal system after divorce. For some 30 years, the default decision in divorce cases has been to award the mother primary physical custody, with limited visitation for the father. More states are now moving toward a presumption of 50-50 physical custody, but it’s not the norm. Therefore, many divorced dads may feel disconnected from their children and suppressed in their parenting role moving forward. Fathering tip: Never give up. Children need their dad in their life and vice-versa. It’s critical to stay in touch. In person is best; phone, email and Skype are decent fallbacks. Make time together feel meaningful as well as normal, instead of falling into a “Disneyland dad” syndrome of trying to make every moment a party. Practice harmonious communications with the ex. The biggest known predictor of children’s future mental and emotional health is how well their parents get along. Separated parents don’t have to be friends, but they do need to acknowledge both parents’ importance to the children and treat each other respectfully. Armin Brott is the author of eight bestselling books on fatherhood, including The Expectant Father and The New Father. Learn more at MrDad.com. June 2016



Getting Savvy About Social Media Michelle Arbore Supports Small Businesses Online by Michelle Bense


assionate about social media and technology, Michelle Arbore was looking for a new way to work from home when she launched Savvy Social Media in 2010. Six years later, she is busier than ever helping small business owners create the social media presence they need in order to give the best impression to new and existing customers. Prompted to work from home due to health reasons, as well as the desire to start a family, Arbore began searching for the right fit for her. “I was looking into virtual assistant jobs when I got on social media myself, and I fell in love with it,” enthuses Arbore. “The more I talked to my clients about it, the more I knew that there was a need.” Now the mother of an almost

5-year-old, Arbore loves owning her own business so she can be home with her son. Savvy Social Media offers customized social media training for small businesses virtually, or through inperson, one-on-one coaching. “I can coach them on how to manage and use social media themselves,” says Arbore, “or I can do it all for them—find content, look at when their audience is on, interact with their audience, research hashtags and keep track of all the constant changes that seem to happen on a daily basis. This way, they can focus on growing their business and not worry about their social media presence.” Arbore also speaks on different aspects of social media. She has

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spoken at networking events, women’s organizations and conferences, numerous chambers of commerce, as well as being interviewed for webinars, telesummits, seminars and podcasts. She has also created and hosted local workshops in the Rochester, New York, area where she lives, as well as online challenges designed to help businesses grow. She hopes to expand her reach even further this year by creating her own webinars and telesummits. Arbore is certain of one thing: a social media presence is necessary for businesses of all kinds. “It used to be that you had to have a website, but now if you’re not on social media, you’re behind the times,” she explains. “Your current and potential clients on social media. It’s great for customer service, growing your business, getting your product out there and showing you’re the expert in your field. It’s about the ‘know, like and trust’ and bringing people to your website.” For those that have an aversion to social media, Arbore suggests starting off slow. “You can’t be on every social media platform because then you will get overwhelmed and frustrated and not want to do it,” she cautions. “Start with one platform, and stick with it for six to eight months and see how it goes.” It is also important, she notes, to know what your social media goals are and who your target market is. In order to help with this, Savvy Social Media offers a free social media marketing plan, available at SavvySocialMedia. net/social-media-marketing-plan. Arbore says, “It helps business owners figure out their goals, think outside the box about who their target market is, where their audience is, which networks they should focus on and more.” For more information, call 585-5066291, email MArbore@SavvySocialMedia.net or visit SavvySocialMedia.net. See ad, page 13. Michelle Bense is a freelance editor and writer for Natural Awakenings. Connect with her at EditorMichelleBense@gmail.com.


How Qigong Healed a Wounded 9/11 Firefighter by Jonathan Henderson


n duty the morning of September 11, 2001, I searched for lost friends after the tower collapsed and then volunteered for 30 days of 12-hour shifts to recover their remains. Three-hundred forty three firefighters died that day and the death toll is still climbing as a result of breathing in toxic particles. My lungs and sinuses suffered major damage at the trade towers site and everything from hearing loss to depression set in, which caused me to balloon to over 300 pounds. At a funeral for a firefighter who died of September 11 related lung cancer, I looked around at the low turnout and mentioned my disappointment to our lieutenant. Looking at the small number attending he said, “I’ll show up for your funeral.” I turned and said, “I’ll show up for yours too, pal.” Seeing we were a dying breed and there was major mishandling of healthcare for firefighters impacted by September 11th is what motivated me to find natural solutions. During a spiritual vision, I saw my healthy-self on a beach practicing a slow martial art, having had no prior knowledge of qigong. I moved to San Diego to make the healthiest

version of me and ate organic foods and smoothies. I removed toxic food and people from my life for a two-year sabbatical to get well. Soon, I was led to a mind-body studio and attended powerful qigong classes. During a “Breath Empowerment” my lungs never felt so big! My ribcage had expanded and I felt real energy surge through me like nothing I had ever known. I was buzzing for days after. The studio was promoting a big seminar called “Qi Revolution” and I attended based on their suggestion. Initially, I felt out of place with what seemed like mostly new age people in attendance, but when I did the practices with hundreds of others it felt even more powerful than what I had known from my small group. Pressing

on qi, concentrating on breath and moving slowly had a great effect on me and most everyone else in attendance. I found qigong practice slowed my overly active New Yorker mind allowing me to focus on giving my body and soul some long overdue healing energy. September 11th anniversaries are emotional for those connected. September 11, 2013, I was with San Diego FDNY retirees aboard the USS Midway reading names of rescue workers and flight crews lost 12 years earlier. That morning I woke up and went to the beach and did Supreme Science Qigong Level-1 healing form with a rising sun. I did it by myself for myself for the first time ever and I felt energy pulsing and surging all around me—it was as my spiritual vision had shown me. It made the most difficult day of the year easier somehow and gave me peace and calmness that stays with me now. Since finding qigong I’ve not taken addictive prescriptions and I’ve had tremendous results with foodbased healing. I’ve lost 80 pounds and my lung capacity shows significant improvement. Everyone can help themselves with qigong, especially my firefighter family. Anyone seeking improved physical health, specifically better lung capacity, will benefit greatly from the Qi Revolution seminar. August 12-14 Qi Revolution comes to Phoenix Convention Center. $99 for two-days and one-night of training! Open to public. Firefighters and veterans admitted free. For details, call 800-298-8970 or visit QiRevolution.com. See ad on page 4.

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and fairy tale mystery. The Old World darkness of the region fed Astraeir’s “lost herself in the forest and got found” mythic quest for her medicines of art and nature. She wistfully recalls feeling embraced by the goddess and touched with cosmic consciousness in the oak wood. The need to “make goddess art” filled her. Paintings of Green Tara, Isis, Shiva, Kali, Thoth and her sisters began to pass through the young artist onto canvas. Astraeir’s oeuvre of paintings have a hyper-reality presence that feels natural, the way dream images do. “My favorite way of making art is to explore the unknown of myself in the surrender for the sound, working in the flow, becoming a pure vessel for the higher (or divine) energies moving through me,” enthuses Astraeir. Ever in search of the material and technique to propel her vision, she knew she had to break out to something new. Her lifelong building of a strong inner world became a creative resource toward aligning her outer reality. Lucid dream states, where conscious logos and action combine to by Dale Bruder create images of the future, pointed the way. “When I was ready for a change, I asked the universe to send me to the unique artistic vision, formed in the primordial best place for my growth and development,” recalls Astraeir. forests of Old Europe, has settled in the Sonoran Flash forward in time, and a leap from the Old World Desert. “Nature, inner self, art and music are my homeland to the American Southwest by way of Solar Culmedicines,” Kati Astraeir says while sitting in the cool ture Art Gallery owner Steven Eye, who became attracted shadows that drape the air in the Galactic Center. “Art is a enough to Astraeir’s online gallery postings to invite her for reflection of my spiritual journey.” a month in Tucson. Ten years later, Astraeir’s partnership Astraeir’s artist incubation began as a survival impulse with Eye is continuing to stage open gallery shows at Solar as a child. The young girl retreated into her inner self, Culture and, in recent years, performance events at the closing off all communication except for her drawings. She Galactic Center. chose art to speak for her rather than her voice—first out There is a Byzantine temple quality to the Galactic of survival, then to heal. Center space. Two of Eye’s frequency resonating caves Astraeir grew up in northeastern Poland near the Rus- and a performance stage furnish a large hall walled with sian border, at the time when the USSR was collapsing. renditions of goddess deities. “The Galactic Center formed While the historical moment unfolded, the young girl reout of that dream I had,” treated into her art, exploring the inner recesses of dream she recalls, “where I said I’d and imagination. “Darkness has always been a gateway for love to have concerts in my me, asking me, ‘What is there to heal? What will arise to house.” set my intention on?’” she explains. Three years later, When she came of age, Astraeir entered the Liceum Astraeir looks back at her Sztuk Plastycznych, a vocational school for artists. The journey. “I had to step up to school is located in Suprasl, a small town of 5,000, built continue holding the sacred around the medieval Greek Orthodox monastery where space for the global comthe Codex Suprasliensis, a 10th century folio, was first munity moving through,” found in the 19th century. A few hours away is the massive she recalls. “Now I’m learnBialowieza Forest, the last of Europe’s primordial stands. ing how to ground myself, Protected as royal hunting grounds during the reign of the how to anchor self; learning Austrian Empire, the forest stands today, wild with wolves how to stand up to what’s Kati Astraeir

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intention is to create a temple space where global visionary art on the walls, and the experience of different offerings, naturally raises your frequency and expands you into the cosmic awareness.” To view Kati Astraeir’s art and blog, visit KatiAstraeir.com/gallery.html. Connect with her at Kati.Astraeir@gmail.com. The Galactic Center is located at 35 E. Toole Ave., in Tucson. Dale Bruder is a freelance writer interested in creative people, social and cultural movements and applications of esoteric knowledge. Connect with him at 520-331-1956 or TaoTime@DaleBruder.com.

Kati Astraeir At Work true to me. There are no mistakes— just lessons.” Often, Astraeir and Eye travel to wilderness power spots to cleanse, clarify and heal. On each journey, the spirits of the earth speak in metaphor and analogy. A freshly emptied butter-

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Rock and Mineral Crowd Gains Year-Round Gem Show on Eastside by Marcia Detwiler Scupin


ittle Linus Keating got a strong impression of his future when he and his dad panned for gold in the Mojave Desert when he was only 5 years old. “By the time I was 10, I knew I wanted to be a geologist,” Dr. Linus Keating explains. “I love rocks, and I’ve handled more of them than most people have.” Arizona Lapidary & Gem Rough, Inc., a veritable year-round gem showcase located in a light purple, 40-yearold building just east of Kolb Road on Broadway Boulevard, is what grew out the proprietor’s love of rocks and a strong, ongoing career as a geologist. He gutted the former flower business building and brought it up to code with a complete remodel—a huge undertaking that speaks for itself upon walking through the door. “Moving here [from a smaller location at Pima Street and Swan Road] was a function of necessity,” says Keating, “and it also was my homage to the natural world—the stones and the crystals.” “For a city with internationally known gem shows, there are not many mineral shops in Tucson,” he says. “So my wife Lesli and I wanted to build on



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that and use an iconic building to meet the needs people have for stones.” Hobbyists, such as small jewelry-makers, account for about 25 percent of Arizona Lapidary’s sales, but interior design is a growing emphasis. As for price points, Keating places his store in the moderate category, adding that he aims for lower costs and higher distribution of goods. “The stone you receive for the money you pay is very good value.” “We want to express the feeling that you are welcome here and we encourage interaction—à la Bookman’s. We encourage local artists, and they love that they can share with us their experiences with the stones, and discuss their methods and ideas here. People say they love the place,” he smiles. With its large, overstuffed chairs, track lighting and an airy, open feeling, it’s not hard to visualize a lively show-and-tell session among lapidary guys. From a $5 palm stone to a $20,000 piece of art, there truly is something for everyone—and every resort or hotel— at this beautifully appointed showcase. On proud display are handpicked, polished minerals from Morenci and many

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ers each day who make purchases, says the store’s general manager, Kadee Lyn Kotter. Among her management and marketing duties, Kotter is also an ordained priestess, and owner of Holistic Ministries, LLC, which provides licensed and insured bodywork through the use of crystal energy. She is an expert in her field, and in charge of the metaphysical side of the business. “When people come in with a request for a certain stone they want to use for metaphysical purposes, I respond with joy and happiness,” Kotter says. “Stones have an energetic side that affect people spiritually, and attributes that help to create an atmosphere for healing.” Kotter’s private office area on the premises has a massage table for bodywork and a beautiful display of the polished stones she uses. “I put stones on my clients,” she says. “I love to share stones.” Where Keating says he represents the “pure, scientific side” of the business, Kotter, he notes, “works on the other side, so we are a wonderful combination.” On June 8, Metaphysical Day of the Grand Opening, Kotter will be doing complementary chakra modality assessments and crystal chakra blessings. She explains that crystals can help people with many different kinds of difficulties. For example, in gaining self-confidence or dealing with grief issues or post-traumatic stress disorder. She offers discounts on her services to veterans and

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other mines; handmade custom jewelry; slab art; gorgeous geodes and other specimens; crystal Kadee Kotter & creations; Linus Keating and top-ofthe-line gemscapes by local artist John “Zee” Haag. These gemscapes are large-scale mosaic artworks built from a multitude of gorgeous colored stones mounted on polished steel representing flowers, animals and various scenes from the natural world. Some are backlit to enhance the gems’ rainbow of colors. The public is encouraged not to be intimidated by the price tags, but to visit Arizona Lapidary & Gem Rough as they would a gallery. As Keating says, “There’s an artisanal story here.” Back in the “rough room”, those so inclined can look through bins containing larger, uncut and unpolished rocks. Here, one will find more handpicks: native copper from Morenci, ocean jasper from Madagascar; Sonora sunrise from Mexico; tiger eye from South Africa; ruby in zoisite from Tanzania; and more. There’s a table on which to examine one’s find, a squirt bottle to reveal its hidden beauties and a lot of fun. It’s rock-hound heaven in the back room. Arizona Lapidary & Gem Rough enjoys helping customers identify their specimens. The business even does house calls, for those with those heavily loaded backyards or garages. Arizona Lapidary & Gem Rough celebrates its grand opening from June 6 to 11, with six themed days, covering Geology & Lapidary arts on Monday, Prospecting on Tuesday, Metaphysical Arts on Wednesday, Jewelry Making & Gemstone Art on Thursday, Mineral Collecting on Friday and Children’s Day on Saturday. Prizes will be awarded to the first 20 custom-

first responders, because of the stones’ effectiveness in these areas. Science and metaphysics are perfectly matched under an iconic, interesting retail umbrella at Arizona Lapidary & Gem Rough. Tucson finally has a comprehensive, aesthetically pleasing mineral store that’s poised and ready to provide breathtaking gem art, custom jewelry and a wide range of lapidary services to every kind of rock and stone lover who walks through its doors. Arizona Lapidary & Gem Rough, Inc. is located at 7320 E. Broadway Blvd., in Tucson. For more information, call 520-399-6641 or 888-627-4481, email ArizonaLapidary@gmail.com or visit ArizonaLapidary.com. See ad, page 7. Marcia Detwiler Scupin is a freelance writer in Tucson who enjoys writing about spiritual awareness, mind-body health approaches and ancient ways made new again. Connect at MScupin@cox.net.


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Overcoming our ‘Shadow’ with Family Constellations

quality—that when a phenomenon builds to critical mass, it turns into a qualitatively different entity. So in constellation work, a facilitator would look for degrees of emotional ignorance, which may lead to mental illness, and sometimes evolve into evil itself. In 1983, the psychiatrist M. Scott Peck published a book called People by John Dore of the Lie, in which he argued that evil should be included as a category of mental illness. He described the behaviors of many families as not only ill, but apparently evil in the way they treated unconscious blocks arl Jung described their children. His work also led him to out of love for family the “shadow” as believe that “evil runs in families”. members. For example, those thoughts Such illness and a legacy of violaevents such as abuse, and feelings we distions is often seen by a facilitator of secrets, crime, abanavow and repress out of the family constellations. For example, donment, addiction, conscious awareness. a woman complained of a burning neglect, abortion, adop- sensation in her throat that was not He believed the shadow tion, handicaps and was essentially a “moral remedied by medical treatment. In her illness in prior family problem”, and that we family constellation, she recalled first members have effects all must suffer inevitable that her mother lost her own mother in later generations—all before she was two years old. The moral dilemmas in our as part of the epigenetic client did not receive the nurturing lifetime. Although it is inheritance of consciousness. unwanted and ignored as our “darker she needed because her mother was We receive little or no education side”, our shadow repeatedly returns not adequately nurtured by her own about our emotional life, so ignorance mother. The client remembered that her to “haunt” us at surprising times with of that essence of our inner being what we tried to keep out of conscious grandmother died of what was called dominates our behavior. Feelings are awareness. the “Spanish influenza”, a condition not emotions. They are physiological Beyond the personal shadow of that involves “burning up inside” until states which we are not aware of at individuals, social groups accrue a death. In constellations, we see how first. When they escalate to a point of collective shadow. The first collective the soul of the client became unconshadow each child encounters is in fam- awareness and we have a word, mem- sciously entangled with an ancestor, ily. Family constellations can shed light ory and a social script for them, they suffering for her out of a blind love for become the mental category of emoon some of the darker psychological family held in the “heart of the child” tions. The healthy response to a feeling in us. A month later she told me her elements we “inherit” from our family. is to stay with it, not try to get rid of it. symptom disappeared. Family Constellations are a fairly If we tolerate a negative feeling, it will new and unique way to heal discomIn another family system, the reveal its service to us. fort, to resolve conflicts and to solve father wanted to leave the marriage, Feelings of sorrow, anger, anxiety, problems. It is one kind of systemic but did not. The client revealed that constellation. A constellation is recom- shame and guilt are often repressed her brother had committed suicide at into our shadow. Another way to assure 16—as if his unconscious mind were mended as an effective solution for: mental health is to acknowledge our patterns of stress or inner conflicts, saying, “I’ll leave for you, Dad.” These shadow, and seek help to transform our “unconscious choices” are dynamic physical pain unresolved by medical shadow into more energy and creativity. forces, driving irrational behavior, and treatment, conflicts in relationships, When emotional ignorance infailures in achieving goals and major operating across members in the family personal or professional problems that creases to an extreme, given certain field. The collective family conscience co-occurring factors, it often reaches remain unresolved. demands justice and balance across a tipping point into mental illness. Constellations activate the natugenerations. Similarly, when illness becomes severe ral healing process within us, and enough, mixed with moral wrongdobring solutions into our awareness. John Dore, Ph.D., facilitates Family ing, we see what can be called “seeds They reveal negative images in our Constellations sessions for emotional of evil”. This is similar to a law in unconscious mind that causes us to healing/growth. Connect at mathematics and philosophy known suffer or stay stuck in a problem. We 520-906-1768, DrJDore@gmail.com as the transformation of quantity into inherit and “carry” these images as or JohnDore.com. See ad, page 19.




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ounded in 1995, Arizona School of Integrative Studies (ASIS), or ASIS Massage Education, is dedicated to the path of world peace, compassion for all living beings and honesty. ASIS has been training passionate, dedicated and satisfied graduates of its massage therapy program at its now four campuses—including one in Tucson. ASIS was built from the ground up in Clarkdale, by founders Joseph and Jamie Rongo, with the support of family, staff and community. The family and staff were passionate about the personal growth element of the school, creating a curriculum that focused on each individual’s unique, personal journey, alongside their educational journey. After the success of the Clarkdale campus came three others— Prescott, Flagstaff, then Tucson. Most recently, the Clarkdale campus was moved to Mesa. “At ASIS, there’s an emphasis on a wide variety of modalities, but also on heightening our sensitivity to the



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human soul,” says Arin Weiss, Tucson Campus Manager, quoting ASIS’s philosophy. “There is a desire for people to become better human beings. There is a direct correlation between how we view ourselves and how we view others, how we can affect the world in whatever small or large way that we’re able to—it ripples.” Weiss attended massage therapy school 10 years ago at ASIS Prescott, where she later worked as an administrator, and in various other capacities, for two-and-a-half years. After moving to the Bay area and pursuing a master’s in counseling psychology, Weiss moved to Tucson. Here, she got back in touch with ASIS directors and began her position at the Tucson campus. “It came full-circle,” she says. “My favorite part is watching someone transform—the transformation that happens between the moment that someone walks through the door to pursue a dream, through the moment that they graduate from the program,” enthuses Weiss. “There’s an emphasis on personal, interpersonal and transpersonal elements of growth, while gaining a vocational training and cultivating skills to support one’s livelihood.” The ASIS massage therapy program exposes students to a wide variety of modalities through different courses, including: Swedish massage, chiropractic assistant training, neuromuscular therapy, sports massage, craniosacral, connective tissue therapy, shiatsu, hydrotherapy, integrative massage and polarity therapy. “Swedish massage is the longest portion of the program, as it lays the foundation,” explains Weiss. “Post-graduation, students can continue on with specialization in any particular area of interest.” ASIS offers full- and part-time, accredited programs to become a certified massage therapist. The school assists students with the completion and submission of licensure applications for the Arizona State Board while in the program, and most students become licensed within four to six weeks after graduation. The full-time program lasts 26 weeks—Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. (plus clinic hours)— and part-time lasts 12 months—Tuesday,

Wednesday and Thursday nights, from 6 to 9:20 p.m., plus most Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. With intimate class sizes, the groups stay together throughout the training period. “We have an interactive learning environment, and classes are often taught in circles, rather than at desks,” explains Weiss. ASIS employs 15 teachers in various specialties, covering a wide range of modalities where they each personally excel. The chiropractic assistant program is integrated into the main massage therapy program. A second certificate for this course is given at graduation— a great extra leg up when beginning a career in the massage arts. ASIS provides a student clinic, which offers a cost-effective chance for the public to receive massage. “Clinic is part of class. After Swedish massage, they begin clinics. The public is invited in for discounted massage. Students are exposed to a variety of bodies, personalities and opportunities,” describes Weiss. “The sessions take place in areas divided by screens and curtains, three days a week.” The school also recently opened a professional clinic, where licensed graduates from the program are working. Weiss calls it a “bridge”—the graduates gain experience working in a setting akin to working in and owning a practice. Massage at the pro clinic takes place in private rooms and is available six days a week. Student clinic massage costs $30, while

pro clinic is $45. All four campuses host various continuing education workshops—opportunities for therapists to complete the 24 CEUs they need every two years in order to renew their licensure with the Arizona State Board. The workshops are open to ASIS graduates and other massage therapists in the community, and a few are also open to the public. The next full-time program begins August 3, and the next part-time program begins September 13. “The first step of the admissions process is setting up a personal tour with an admissions advisor,” says Weiss. ASIS is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to offer Federal Financial Aid to all qualifying students. She encourages those interested in a new career to contact ASIS Massage Education and apply now. Location: 639 N. 6th Ave., Tucson. For more information, call 520-343-0338, email Tucson@ASISMassage.com or visit ASISMassage.com. Michelle Bense is a freelance editor and writer for Natural Awakenings. Connect with her at EditorMichelleBense@gmail.com.

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Smart Summer Snacks: Cool, Quick, On the Go by Robyn Landis


ith the weather heating up and many of us spending more time active outdoors— and planning summer travel—it’s a great time to put a little thought into being prepped to be well-fueled wherever we go. With a bit of planning, savvy and tasty fuel for the whole family—en route to anywhere—needn’t be complicated. When eating a packaged good, choose organic whenever possible. Avoid those that are high in sugar or have any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, high fructose corn syrup or GMOs. When USDA organic isn’t available, look for Non-GMO Project Verified.

Snack Picks for Fun Summer Travels In a Carry-On Bag: Flight snacks need to be compact and tidy. A standard flight snack bag could include a firm fruit like an apple, assorted nuts, a small amount of dark chocolate wellwrapped in foil, a low-sugar energy bar and a baggie of chopped crunchy veggies (try mixing red pepper, bok choy and carrot sticks). Seitan jerky by Primal Strips is a neat plant-based high-protein snack. A small bag of Enlightened Broad Beans or toasted garbanzos are crunchy and satisfying, and offer a nice mix of carbs and protein. If there is time to pre-cook beforehand, bring cooked veggie sausages, Gardein Crispy “Chik’n” or a veggie burger 36


(even if not usually plant-based, these will last much longer while traveling). On a Road Trip: In an air-conditioned car with more room, we can be more liberal about provisions. All of the above snacks could be included, but we can also add stone fruits and berries (plums and apricots last longest) and bags of healthy chips (kale, parsnip, beet, bean). Pack sandwiches, a baggie of crackers (Flackers or Mary’s Gone Crackers are both seedy, flour-free varieties) with a few slices or cubes of vegan cheese and a jar of nut butter. In a small cooler, add hummus and small nut-milk containers. Small soup tetra-paks make good dinners upon arrival at a motel.

Giving daily thought to how grateful we are for a body that works and carries us through life will inspire us to invest in our fuel. Poolside or Picnic: Most of the snacks listed above will do—except the chocolate, which can melt. One trick where melting is actually a plus: put a favorite dairy or plant-based cheese inside a multi-grain tortilla with some veggies and wrap in foil. The warmth will naturally melt the cheese—no heating necessary. Add a slice of plant-based “lunch meat” for an extra protein boost.

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For a Potluck/BBQ: Bring Field Roast sausages or Tofurky brats for the grill, as they’re more enticing than a plain veggie dog. Tote a bag of chopped veggies to skewer—peppers, red onion, mushrooms and purple carrots. For speed, tofu that’s already baked and marinated (such as a teriyaki or Thai flavor) also grills well without the prep time. Large bottles of sparkling mineral water in flavors add a festive touch without sugar—better than soda. Make bright, colorful salads, with a base of deep leafy greens plus loads of color— think purple-red cabbage, orange carrots, red and yellow pepper and radish. For dessert, consider going fresh and nutritious with cold watermelon or cantaloupe. Hiking and Backpacking: Good standard hike pack fare in warmer weather could include: mixed nuts, dried fruit, a few “healthier” cookies (such as Andean Dream quinoa cookies) or graham crackers, and a non-chocolate, low-sugar energy bar. Again, a precooked veggie burger or the fine-if-it-melts wholegrain wrap with cheese/veggies/nuts inside works great. When backpacking, plant-based deli slices will last for days on the trail—an advantage over meats. To bump up the variety without adding too much weight or complexity, instant camping meals work well, and several are certified organic (a favorite has long been Mary Jane’s Farm). Make your own by combining fast-cooking grains (like couscous) with dried veggies and bits of protein such as seitan jerky or bacon. Day to day, the key is to find a few healthy, nutrient-rich snacks that our family loves, and keep stocked up so they are ready to grab and go. Giving daily thought to how grateful we are for a body that works and carries us through life will inspire us to invest in our fuel. Robyn Landis is an author, health writer and owner of BodyFueling and Not Your Parents’ Middle Age. Connect at 520-314-0994 and RobynLandis.net. See ad, page 24.

the increasingly growing gap of health issues related to dental avoidance. Procrastinating invites far greater costs, pain and side effects. Consistent monitoring with a dental professional, proper homecare and addressing any problems early on can save tens of thousands of dollars. Holistic dentistry focuses on overall wellness as a standard practice, from material testing to alternative approaches to gum problems. A holistic dentist can remove toxic mercury/amalgam fillings safely. They provide noninvasive approaches to TMJ, which affects one’s bite, and as a result, their entire structural alignment. TMJ symptoms are accelerated even more by stress, clenching or an overlooked imbalance. It is not recommended to exceed six months between dental visits (sooner if something is wrong), but we are individuals. What works for one person may not be the same for the next. Therefore, it is important to locate a dental office by Steven Swidler where we feel comfortable and our bacco), and maybe some good old-fash- unique needs are acknowledged, as it quick internet search on “men and dental health” will show that ioned pride/avoidance. As a result, men is a cooperative effort to achieve and maintain dental and overall health. men are simply less likely to take have more plaque, more bleeding and Having and maintaining daily swollen gums, bad breath, fewer teeth care of their teeth and gums. With all oral health practices is a key to a long and far more trouble with their bite. the hard scientific dental data availhealthy life for both sexes, even if it is Statistics support that men are on more able linking dental issues with major health conditions such as heart disease, medications, and a result of many meds not our favorite thing to do as males. Putting dentistry off simply costs more. strokes, compromised immune systems is less saliva, which makes for a dry It costs our health, our vitality, our conmouth. We need saliva to wash cavityand more, men still tend to procrasfidence and therefore our quality of life. causing bacteria away. Men are also tinate far more than women when it more likely to develop throat, tongue comes to their oral health. Medicine Wheel Dental and other mouth cancers. According to new research in the & Wellness Center is While it is difficult for the experts to Journal of Periodontology, men are located at 4650 W. Jojoba be conclusive about what percent of the almost twice as likely to completely Dr., in Tucson. For more ignore this important and often overabove conditions are dentally induced, information, call 520looked segment of our health and we know from extensive research they 743-7101 or visit well-being. The National Institutes of most certainly are dentally involved. Health says that dentists are in a unique There are excellent products, dentists and MedicineWheelDental.com. position to identify a host of issues and information out there to support men with See ad, back cover. early signs of ailments, such as rheumatoid arthritis, acid reflux (exponentially accelerates tooth erosion), oral cancer, celiac disease (leads to tooth discoloration, spots, banded/grooved look on teeth), osteoporosis, increased risk of heart attack and stroke and more. Men increase their odds of having major dental problems over women due to specifics such as putting pain off, less homecare attention, being on more medications than women (many of which can lead to dry mouth), contact sports or physical hobbies, increased tobacco use (especially chewing to-

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Gay Hendricks on Nurturing Love in Midlife Why Growing Up Can Mean Loving Better by S. Alison Chabonais


people in the second ay Hendricks and half of life tend to be his wife, Kathlyn, open to learning and have discovered trying new things, such through working on their as adopting our pracown relationship and tice of scheduling two, counseling hundreds of 10-minute conversations other couples that the a week to take care of time from midlife onrelationship business: ward offers the greatest one covers “stuff talk”, opportunity of any other the other is “heart talk”. period to grow love. At Often, it only takes a a mutual low point, they few minutes of trying out made the life-changing a brand-new activity to decision to rebirth their spark a major rebirth of marriage, tapping into intimacy. a new source of energy Gay Hendricks and and rejuvenation that’s his wife, Kathlyn How pivotal is producing extensive and self-love, a tough surprising benefits. concept for many, in securing The Ojai, California-based couple, a healthy relationship? both with Ph.D. degrees, co-authored their first trailblazing bestseller, Conscious You can only love another person to the extent that you love yourself. After Loving, more than 20 years ago and have published 30 other books, including their we take people through a process designed to give them a clear experience latest, Conscious Loving Ever After. The of loving themselves unconditionally, Hendricks Institute that they founded they often tell us that the experience annually offers workshops and seminars changed everything in their relationin North America, Europe and Asia. Their ship. It’s powerful because so many of nonprofit Foundation for Conscious Living funds research, films and scholarships us enter a relationship in an attempt to get the other person to love some part related to relationship well-being. of ourselves that we don’t know how to love, which never works. Learning to Why do you say the best relalove ourselves is an inside job. tionships are possible in the

second half of life, including the greatest sex?

Childrearing responsibilities often decrease in our 40s and 50s, affording more time and resources to invest in the quality of the relationship. Psychological and spiritual maturity also comes into play—the more deeply we know ourselves, the more able we are to communicate meaningfully with our partner. Probably the biggest factor is that



What would you say is the biggest challenge for midlife couples in a longterm relationship?

ing a walk together instead of watching TV. Ultimately, relationships only thrive when both people make an ongoing commitment to investing time and energy to explore their own creative nature. One may elect to learn to play a musical instrument, while the other might take up gardening. The only requirement is that we take on new activities that have the capacity to surprise us.

What tips do you have for those that are single during the second half of their life? Enjoy your singularity! Singlehood affords great opportunities. You can choose whether or not you wish to invest time and energy manifesting a mate. No law requires that everyone has to have an intimate relationship, but if you’d like to, go about the process consciously. First, work on learning to love yourself, because it’s wise not to depend on anyone else to do it for us. Second, figure out what we call your Three Absolute Yesses and Nos, the three most important qualities you want in a mate, and equally important, the three most important things you don’t want in a mate. It’s a good way to avoid mistakes.

Why do you call blame “the crack cocaine of relationships”? When you blame another person for something, you fire up adrenaline both in yourself and the other person. Adrenaline is manufactured by our bodies and is highly addictive. Blame also typically produces a defensive reaction, causing a harmful cycle of two-way criticism and defensiveness that can go on for years. One couple we counseled had been having essentially the same argument since their honeymoon 29 years earlier—so addicted to the adrenalized “cocaine” of blame that it had become a permanent feature of their relationship. The answer is for each person to take healthy responsibility for issues in the relationship and together seek ways to both break unhealthy habits and replace them with mutually satisfying ways of relating.

It’s vital to get out of the rut of recycling conflicts and predictable routines in order to liberate a new creativity. Creativity S. Alison Chabonais orchestrates doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. It might be a matter of giving a national editorial content for Natural new way to communicate a whirl or tak- Awakenings magazines.

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calendarofevents Calendar events must be received by the 10th of the month prior to publication and adhere to our guidelines. Visit NaturalTucson.com for guidelines and to submit listings. THURSDAY, JUNE 2 Mexico, the Hidden Treasures of Coahuila – 7-9pm. With Woody Minnich, expert on Mexican plants in Coahuila. Meeting of the Tucson Cactus & Succulent Society. No charge. Sky Islands Public High School, 6000 E 14th St. 520-256-2447. MaxineGoodman17@yahoo.com. TucsonCactus.org.

FRIDAY, JUNE 3 IONS Tucson Summer Film Series – 6:30-8pm. Film: Fierce Grace, with Ram Dass. Archival footage from hippiedom’s glory days with glimpses of Ram Dass today. ZeitgeistFilms.com. $5. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. Info@IONSTucson.org. IONSTucson.org.

SATURDAY, JUNE 4 Hope and a Roadmap – 9am-3:30pm. With Joe Pinella, Qigong instructor. Intensive workshop to teach how to stimulate your body’s own innate healing systems using his program Healing Movements System. Scottish Rite Cathedral, 33 Ochoa St. 520235-7180. JoePinella@gmail.com. JoePinella.com.


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markyourcalendar GRAND OPENING ARIZONA LAPIDARY & GEM ROUGH Monday, June 6 - Saturday, June 11 9am-5pm Tucson’s Year Round Gem Show welcomes all to see the new gallery. Arizona Lapidary & Gem Rough, 7320 E Broadway Blvd 520-399-6641 ArizonaLapidary@gmail.com. ArizonaLapidary.com.

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Aging Gracefully – 1-2pm. Learn how to stay flexible, supple, and youthful. Know the importance of giving your gifts and knowing your purpose. No SUNDAY, JUNE 5 charge. Natural Grocers, 7220 E Broadway Blvd. Mystic Messengers Psychic Fair – 9am-4pm. 520-584-0343. InspiredHealing.Tucson@gmail.com. Tucson’s premier community of independent psy- InspiredHealing.org. chics, healers and crafts people. MysticMessengers. Mark Anthony, Psychic Lawyer – 7pm-8:30pm. com. No charge. Doubletree at Alvernon, 445 S Mark Anthony returns for another workshop. Mark Alvernon Way. 520-403-4270. PKLibra@aol.com. has an ability and gift of being able to see, hear and MysticMessengers.com. translate from the next dimension. $35. Unity of Guest Speaker: Kathryn McDowell – Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-488-8284. 10-11:45am. Kathryn McDowell discusses “I Molly.Nelson@q.com. UnityTucson.com. Coulda Been a Contender” during Sunday Services. Donations accepted. Center for Spiritual Living WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 Tucson, 3231 N Craycroft Rd. 520-319-1042. Metaphysical Arts Day – 9am-5pm. Demonstrations Admin@TucsonCSL.org. TucsonCSL.org. from different healing practices and arts that use crysGroup Acupuncture Love Bliss-Out – 6-7:30pm. tals and stones. Free aura cleansing all day. No charge. Experience the power of many hearts opening Arizona Lapidary & Gem Rough, 7320 E Broadway and deeply connecting to the loving bliss that is Blvd. 520-399-6641. ArizonaLapidary@gmail.com. our true natural state of being. $10. The Galactic ArizonaLapidary.com. Center, 35 E Toole Ave. 520-850-8897. Jason@ Warrior Goddess Training – 6:30-8:30pm. Learn MysticHealingPaths.com. MysticHealingPaths.com. the importance of playing in the sacred union of Facebook.com/GalacticCenter. both the​Warrior and Goddess​energies and become unstoppable in your authentic truth​. ​2-hour MONDAY, JUNE 6 workshop​. $10. Call for location. 520-730-9277, Geology & Lapidary Day – 9am-5pm. Do you JeanetteGibler.com/warrior-goddess. ever wonder where crystals and stones come from, and how they are formed? Come ask the geologist. No charge. Arizona Lapidary & Gem Rough, 7320 E Broadway Blvd. 520-399-6641. ArizonaLapidary@gmail.com. ArizonaLapidary.com.

TUESDAY, JUNE 7 Prospecting Day – 9am-6pm. Come and meet local diggers, prospectors, and miners. Antiques, panning and more. The first 20 people get a prize. No charge. Arizona Lapidary & Gem Rough, 7320 E Broadway

Gemstone Art & Jewelry Day – 9am-5pm. Find unique creations from Tucson’s finest gemstone artists and jewelers. Custom design is encouraged. First 20 customers get a prize. No charge. Arizona Lapidary & Gem Rough, 7320 E Broadway Blvd. 520-399-6641. ArizonaLapidary@gmail.com. ArizonaLapidary.com.

FRIDAY, JUNE 10 Mineral Collecting – 9am-5pm. Realize the vastness of minerals in the Mineralogical Record magazine. Explore what you may never unearth, but still need to collect. No charge. Arizona Lapidary & Gem Rough, 7320 E Broadway Blvd. 520-399-6641. ArizonaLapidary@gmail.com. ArizonaLapidary.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 11 Why Are Our Kids So Sick? How We Can Help – 9-10:30am. Children have become sicker with every passing decade. It is critical to act now to reverse this trend. No charge. Natural Grocers, 3016 E Broadway Blvd. 520-743-4660. Dr.MChimes@gmail.com. AZHomeopathy.com. Batteries Not Included – 10am-12pm. Loveable grandparents and tiny alien robots team up and cause trouble in this delightful fantasy for the whole family. No charge. Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd. 520-322-5638. Info@LoftCinema.org. LoftCinema.com. Intermediate Crystal Class – 10am-12pm. Learn about different types of crystals and ways to use them in our lives. Create some crystal grids and make a crystal pendulum. $25. Conference Room, 2030 E Broadway Blvd. 520-226-5953. LisaMWestrick@gmail.com. SerenityHolisticTouch.com. Children’s Day – 10am-4pm. Fun events and activities for kids including digging for gems and identifying stones. Free gift, and chance to win a large crystal. No charge. Arizona Lapidary & Gem Rough, 7320 E Broadway Blvd. 520-399-6641. ArizonaLapidary@gmail.com. ArizonaLapidary.com. Bio-Touch Practitioner Training – 6/11-6/12, 10am-4pm. Learn Bio-Touch at an enjoyable, interactive, hands-on training. Gentle touch technique alleviates pain, stress and supports good health. $48/both days. Massage therapists earn 10 CEUs ($60). Bio-Touch Center, 5634 E Pima St. 520-323-7951. Office@JustTouch.com. JustTouch.com. Why Are Our Kids So Sick? How We Can Help – 11:30am-2pm. Children have become sicker with every passing decade. It is critical to act now to reverse this trend. No charge. Natural Grocers, 6320 N Oracle Rd. 520-743-4660. Dr.MChimes@gmail.com. AZHomeopathy.com. Why Are Our Kids So Sick? How We Can Help – 2-3:30pm. Children have become sicker with every passing decade. It is critical to act now to reverse this trend. No charge. Natural Grocers, 7220 E Broadway Blvd. 520-743-4660. Dr.MChimes@gmail.com. AZHomeopathy.com. Bruno Groening Circle of Friends Community Hour – 3-4pm. Meet new friends, bathe in a peaceful atmosphere and learn a simple, natural healing technique called tapping into the Divine Healing Energy. No charge. Banner UMC, 1501

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calendarofevents N Campbell Ave, Cafe Rm E. 520-904-4801. Weissmae@email.arizona.edu. Bruno-Groening.org. DEYA DOVA - From Australia – 9-11pm. One of the most talked about acts of the West Coast festivals last summer with epic sets at Beloved, Burning Man and Symbiosis to mention a few. DeyaDova.com. $15. Galactic Center, 35 E Toole Ave. Facebook.com/GalacticCenter.

SUNDAY, JUNE 12 Where’s The Edge? – 10-11:45am. Rev Janis Farmer speaks on “Where’s The Edge?” during Sunday Services. Also, experience community that is like coming home in a good way. Donations accepted. Center for Spiritual Living Tucson, 3231 N Craycroft Rd. 520-319-1042. Admin@TucsonCSL.org. TucsonCSL.org. Earth Gong Bath – 5:30-7pm. Allow the healing vibrations of the Earth Gong to wash over and through you, calming the monkey mind and relaxing your nervous system. $10$15. The Galactic Center, 35 E Toole Ave. 520-884-0874. Kati.Astraeir@gmail.com. Facebook.com/GalacticCenter.

TUESDAY, JUNE 14 Alzheimer’s: Understanding the Bigger Picture – 1-2pm. Learn about the dangers of constant stress, excess sugar and repressed emotions, and what to do about it. No charge. Natural Grocers, 3016 E Broadway. 520-584-0343. InspiredHealing. Tucson@gmail.com. InspiredHealing.org. Living Wholeheartedly Workshop – 6:30-9pm. 8-week series. Explore, clarity and define who you are authentically. Create the life you desire with greater connection to your essential Divine Self. $199/8-weeks. Galactic Center, 35 E Toole Ave. 406-249-0377. Jewelleagrant@gmail.com. Once Upon a Time in the West – 7:30-8:30pm. Italian filmmaker Sergio Leone reimagined the American Western and produced one of the undisputable classics of the genre. No charge. Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd. 520-322-5638. Info@LoftCinema.org. LoftCinema.com.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13 Warrior Goddess Training – 6:30-8:30pm. Learn the importance of playing in the sacred union of both the​Warrior and Goddess​energies and become unstoppable in your authentic truth​. ​2-hour workshop​. $10. Call for location. 520-730-9277, JeanetteGibler.com/warrior-goddess.

THURSDAY, JUNE 16 Zhong Yuan Qigong – 7-8:30pm. ZY Qigong teaches you to move with the earth and universe as one, allowing you to be in the quiet that comes from that state. $10, first class no charge. Desert Milagros, 3438 N Country Club. 520-404-8745. QiGongMark@yahoo.com. ZyQigongAz.com.

FRIDAY, JUNE 17 Art Opening and Visual Arts as Contemplative Practice Workshop with Carolyn King – Opening: 6/17, 6:30pm. Class: 6/18, 12-3pm. Carolyn guides a Mixed Media Collage workshop to explore where visual arts and spirituality intersect. No experience required. RSVP to DrDeeAnnND@aol. com. Maximum 8 people. $45, includes all materi-



markyourcalendar WOMEN AND MONEY CONFERENCE Friday, June 17 • 9am to 2pm Gain the tools you need to become financially empowered. It’s not how much you make but how much you invest in yourself. Lunch included. $65/$25 students YWCA of Southern Arizona 525 N Bonita Ave 520-884-7810 MPitot@YWCATucson.org YWCATucson.org als. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N First Ave. Questions: 520-991-0147 or CKIng72@cox.net.

SATURDAY, JUNE 18 Reiki Master Class – 12-5pm. Receive the Master symbol. Learn the many ways Reiki can be used in our lives. $147. 2030 E Broadway Blvd. 520-226-5953. LisaMWestrick@gmail.com. SerenityHolisticTouch.com. Living with Inner Peace & Healing Seminar – 1-4pm. Learn spiritual principles for living daily with inner peace, contributing to healing deeply-rooted aspects of non-nurturing experiences. $35-$45. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-488-8284. Molly.Nelson@q.com. UnityTucson.com. Family Constellations With John Dore – 1-5pm. All participation is voluntary. Limited to 10 people. $10 donation. Unity Church, 3617 N Camino Blanco Rd.To confirm participation, call or email John Dore, Ph.D. 520- 906-1768. DrJDore@gmail.com. Creating Your Meditation Workshop with Danielle Dvorak – 3-4:30pm. Learn some tools to help you begin or advance your own meditation practice and try a number of various techniques. $15. Galactic Center. 520-884-0874. Kati.Astraeir@gmail.com. Facebook.com/GalacticCenter.

SUNDAY, JUNE 19 Earth Gong Bath – 5:30pm-7pm. 5:30-7pm. Allow the healing vibrations of the Earth Gong to wash over and through you, calming the monkey mind and relaxing your nervous system. $10-$15. The Galactic Center, 35 E Toole Ave. 520-884-0874. Kati.Astraeir@gmail.com. Facebook.com/GalacticCenter.

MONDAY, JUNE 20 Kadampa Meditation Center - Monthly Open House – 7-8pm. Guided meditation, short talk on meditation, Buddhism and introduction to the Center’s programs, refreshments and tour. No charge. Kadampa Meditation Center, 5326 E Pima St. 520-441-1617. Info@MeditationInTucson.org. MeditationInTucson.org.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22 Dream Tending with Wisdom Practices – 6:308pm. Fourth Wednesday of the month. All participation is voluntary. Limited to 10 people. $10 donation. Unity Church, 3617 N Camino Blanco Rd. To confirm participation, call or email John Dore, Ph.D. 520- 906-1768. DrJDore@gmail.com.

markyourcalendar WARRIOR GODDESS TRAINING 2 HOUR WORKSHOP With Jeanette Gibler

Wednesday June 22 • 6:30 to 8:30pm Learn the importance of playing in the sacred union of both the​Warrior and Goddess​energies and become unstoppable in your authentic truth​. ​ Warrior energy is our power: focus, dedication, purpose, and determination. Goddess energy is our creative flow: unconditional love, pleasure, passion, and wisdom. $10 Please call 520-730-9277 today or visit JeanetteGibler.com/Warrior-Goddess for details.

THURSDAY, JUNE 23 Small Business Nuts and Bolts – 5:30-7pm. Crash course in entrepreneurship designed to help you understand the mechanics of starting a business. No charge. YWCA of Southern Arizona, 525 N Bonita Ave. 520-884-7810. MFlores-Aguirre @YWCATucson.org. YWCATucson.org. Zhong Yuan Qigong – 7-8:30pm. ZY Qigong teaches you to move with the earth and universe as one, allowing you to be in the quiet that comes from that state. $10, first class no charge. Desert Milagros, 3438 N Country Club. 520-404-8745. QiGongMark@yahoo.com. ZyQigongAz.com.

FRIDAY, JUNE 24 DACA-mented voices in Healthcare – 4:15pm. 6-9pm. Exhibit examines the intersection of immigration and healthcare. Part of a research project with seven immigrant youth who poignantly illustrate their health care experiences through photography and narratives. No charge. YWCA of Southern Arizona, 525 N Bonita Ave. 520-884-7810. VGalloway@YWCATucson.org. YWCATucson.org. Tarot Classes; Study the Ancient Tools of Symbols and Archetypes for Self-Discovery – 7-8:30pm. Class begins ​6/24 for 6-sessions and covers, care of the deck, meaning of major/minor archana, four spreads. Bring Ryder Waite deck, notebook, pen. RSVP, limited to 12 students. $​90​. 413-313-5677. ShivaB@charter.net. IONS Energy Circle – 7-8:45pm. Give and/ or receive energy sessions; meditation with a crystal bowl, healing for the planet and loved ones; networking. By donation. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-742-1019. Marsha@DesertReikiConnection.com. DesertReikiConnection.com. Tibetan Singing Bowl Workshop – 7:30-9pm. Learn the ancient Tibetan techniques for working with singing bowls. You will give and receive divine sound, then experience a meditation with the bowls. $20. The Galactic Center, 35 E Toole

Ave, 847-323-9188. Danielle@Replevyn.com. Replevyn.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 25 St. Germain Message Circle – 1:30-3pm. Rev. Dorothea will channel Count St. Germain in a Message Circle. A General Message will be given, then each person receives a personal channeled message. $25. United Fellowship Chapel, 4718 E Hawthorne St. 520-444-3392. DFN1@icloud.com. United-Fellowship-Chapel.com. Bruno Groening Circle of Friends Community Hour – 3-4pm. Meet new friends, bathe in a peaceful atmosphere and learn a simple, natural healing technique called tapping into the Divine Healing Energy. No charge. Banner UMC, 1501 N Campbell Ave, Cafe Rm E. 520-904-4801. Weissmae@email. arizona.edu. Bruno-Groening.org. Learn How to Read the Akashic Records –6/25: 6-9pm. 6/26: 9am-4pm. With Linda Joy Stone. Gain spiritual and creative alignment through conscious channeling. $195. Han University, 2856 E Fort Lowell. 520-444-6901. LindaJoyStone1@me.com. LindaJoyStone.com.

SUNDAY, JUNE 26 Tarzan and His Mate – 1-3pm. The feature will be preceded by the outstanding presentation of Sharon McLeod’s Nudism in a Nutshell: The History of Nudism in the United States. No charge. Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd. 520-322-5638. Info@LoftCinema.org. LoftCinema.com.

MONDAY, JUNE 27 Women Who Kick @S*! – 5:30-7:30pm. Entrepreneurs share stories, challenges and insights throughout this interactive panel. Learn small business owners’ success secrets. No charge. YWCA of Southern Arizona, 525 N Bonita Ave. 520-884-7810. MFlores-Aguirre@YWCATucson. org. YWCATucson.org.

FRIDAY, JULY 8 Cactus and Clouds Art Exhibit – 6-8pm. Invitational group show of local Tucson artists to be exhibited at the YWCA of Southern Arizona. Reception features music by DJ Buttafly. Refreshments served. No charge. YWCA of S Arizona, 525 N Bonita Ave. 520-884-7810. VGalloway@ YWCATucson.org. YWCATucson.org.

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ongoingevents daily Friends of the Library Book Sale – 8am-12pm. 6/18-6/19. Great used books/media, great prices. Non-profit funding library projects. No Charge. Book Barn, 2230 N Country Club. 520-795-3763. Info@PimaFriends.com. PimaFriends.com. Consult the I Ching Oracle – 11am-6pm. The I Ching is an Oracle tool to ask the what and how of be do have. Readings on day of lunar phases new moon, first quarter, full moon, last quarter. $25-$90. 2614 N Balboa. 520-331-1956. TaoTime@DaleBruder.com. DaleBruder.com.

sunday Free Salt Tasting – 8am-12pm. Come taste international gourmet chef salts and learn all about the importance of salt. Learn about Flotation Tank Therapy and more. No Charge. St Phillips Plaza, 4280 N Campbell Ave. 520-668-4017. Info@FloatTucson.com. FloatTucson.com. Silent Prayer and Meditation – 8:45-9:30am. Experience the exquisite peace of shared Silence. Unity Spiritual Center of Peace welcomes all who wish to explore and discover their Oneness with Spirit. No charge. 1551 S Eastside Loop #121. 520-546-3696. RevNita@UnityPeaceAZ.com. UnityPeaceaAZ.com. FoodInRoot St. Philip’s Plaza Farmers Market – 8am-12pm. One of the largest farmers markets in Southwestern Arizona and has a regional reputation for the number of local farmers it supports. No charge. St. Philips Plaza, 4380 N Campbell Ave. FoodInRoot.com. Religious Service – 9am. St Michael’s ECC, the other Catholic Church. Feminist? GLBTQ? Catholic? We are and more. No charge. Chapel - First Christian Church, 740 E Speedway, 520-575-8486. StMichaelsECC@q.com. StMichaelsECC.org.

Crystal Singing Pyramid Sessions – 9:30am. First Sunday. Enjoy the bliss of Singing Crystal Pyramids. Come for a mini-session. Learn about the importance of sound healing, and Flotation Tank Therapy. $10. Doubletree Hotel, 445 S Alvernon Way. 520-668-4017. Info@FloatTucson.com. FloatTucson.com.

Tamara Spiritual Center’s Sunday Services – 11am and 5:30pm. Third Sunday of each month at 2:30pm only. Services include a healing meditation, inspirational talk and messages. No charge. Tamara Spiritual Center, 3002 E Ft Lowell Rd. 520-325-0513. Info@TamaraFoundation.com. TamaraSpiritualCenter.com.

Center for Spiritual Living Tucson’s Sunday Celebration Services – 10am, meditation; 1011:30am, service. No charge. Nickerson Auditorium, 3231 N Craycroft Rd. 520-319-1042. Admin@TucsonCSL.org. TucsonCSL.org.

United Fellowship Chapel – 2pm service. Sunday Services feature a guided meditation, healing, inspirational speakers and psychic messages. Everyone receives a message. No charge. United Fellowship Chapel, 4718 E Hawthorne St. 520-327-0142. DFN1@icloud.com. United-Fellowship-Chapel.com.

The Deeper Meaning of Jesus’ Words – 10-11am. Explore underlying ideas of our Christianity. Learn techniques to gain greater abundance and happiness. Child care, youth and teen programs. No charge. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-303-6942. Molly.Nelson@q.com. UnitytUS.com. Teen Support – 10-11am. Teens’ Safe Space. Unity of Tucson offers teens a program where understanding sponsors and other teens can support their journey. Ages 12 to 19. Donation. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco Pl, Rm 2. 520-488-8284. UnityTucson.com. Unity Spiritual Center of Peace Sunday Celebration – 10:30-11:30am. Potluck last Sunday. Learn to live your spiritual potential and purpose. Pray, sing and celebrate oneness in community. All welcome. Sunday school for kids. 1551 S Eastside Loop #121. 520-546-3696. Info@UnityPeaceAZ.com. UnityPeaceAZ.com. The Temple of Universality Sunday Service – 11am. With Founder Rev. Betty Tatalajski. Celebrating the Unity of God and Man, worship, healing, prophesy. Masonic Temple, 3590 N Country Club Rd, 520-884-5340. TempleOfUniversality@gmail.com. TheTempleOfUniversality.org. Yogananda Gathering – 11am-1pm. First and third Sundays. Attune to Yogananda’s teachings through chanting, meditation affirmations, readings and Festival of Light ceremony. Snack and fellowship follows. Ananda Center, 1002 E Prince Rd. 520-299-9309. ElizabethLMason@yahoo.com. AnandaArizona.org. Community of Light Sunday Services – 11am -12:30pm. Metaphysical and spiritual gathering of lightworkers for healing, enlightenment and growth. Donations welcome. Unscrewed Theater, 3244 E Speedway Blvd. 520-304-1768. DianaoHoh @yahoo.com. CommunityOfLightTucson.com.



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Elder Circle Jewish Community Center – 1-2pm. First Sunday. A safe, respectful place for harvesting your life; a project of the Center for Community Dialogue. No charge. 3800 E River Rd. 520-405-1926. LBosch@OurFamilyServices.org. OurFamilyServices.org. Sacred Space Gathering – 4:15-5:30pm. Nonfaith and interfaith gathering for live music, inspiration from the world’s spiritual traditions and community connection. Bands and teachers vary weekly. No charge. Community Room at Tucson City Council, Ward 6, 3202 E 1st St. 520-318-3557. Info@SacredSpaceTucson.org. SacredSpaceTucson.org. Chapel of Awareness Healings & Readings – 5-6pm. Meditation, healings, spirit messages, classes available. Private readings available. By donation. Chapel of Awareness, 931 N Fifth Ave. 520-820-0727. RevJim@ChapelOfAwareness.org. ChapelOfAwarenessTucson.net. Bhakti Yoga, Feast and Festival – 5:30-7:45pm. Chanting: 5:30pm; Discussion: 6pm; Dancing and singing: 6:30pm; Free blessed vegetarian feast: 7pm. No charge. Govindas Natural Foods, 711 E Blacklidge Dr. 503-477-3808. GovindasOfTucson.com. Tucson Heart Wisdom Meetup – 6:30-8pm. Explore connecting to the Wisdom of the Heart through discussion, sharing and guided meditation. Explore the difference between ego/mind and heart. $10 suggested donation. Wellness First, 3861 N First Ave. 520-490-4149. MarceysJourney@gmail.com. TheEssentialAlchemist.com.

monday White Eagle World Healing Meditations – 1011am. With Frances Smith. Using White Eagle channeled books of Spiritual Unfoldment. Temple of Universality Class, held at United Fellowship Chapel. No charge. 4718 E Hawthorne St. 520-885-5065. TempleofUniversality@gmail.com. TempleOfUniversality.org. How To Meditate – 11am-12pm. 4-week mindfulness meditation class for people who don’t believe they can meditate. Addresses myths and misunderstandings, covers all aspects of basic practice in a relaxed and comfortable way. Fragrance-free. $40. Arizona Oncology Foundation, 2625 N Craycroft, Ste 101. Alternative class Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30pm, separate location. 520-825-2009. BreathingCoachTucson.com or Marriageafter40.com. Waterbabies Free-Style Pooltime – 1pm. For women with chronic pain, healing from surgery, pain relieving movement in warm salt water, a healing atmosphere. Support, exchanging helpful information to laugh and enjoy life. $10. Santa Rita Springs, 2301 N Santa Rita Ave. 520-577-7377. KathyNina7377@gmail.com. SantaritaSprings.com.

520-884-5340. TempleOfUniversality@gmail.com. TempleOfUniversality.org. Energy Healing – 6-8pm. First and third Mondays. Learn about energy work, crystals, Reiki work from Brian LeNormand. By donation. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N 1st Ave. 520-209-1755. SaberLMP@aol.com. Wild Mind Video-Class – 6:30-8:30pm. Join Rev Donald Graves in an exploration of Bill Plotkin’s Wild Mind. Book, computer with camera, microphone and adequate internet connection, as well as intention to participate for entire 6-week program necessary. Pre-registration necessary so we can send you the weblink. 520 319-1042. Admin@TucsonCSL.org. TucsonCSL.org. All Level Yoga - 7-10pm. Spiritual Gangsta Yoga. Sandra Turner, Monterey Court Studio Galleries and Café, 505 W Miracle Mile.Free. 619-861-9706. Meetup.com/TucsonYogi. Meditation Classes – 7-8:30pm. 6/6-7/4. Learn a technique every week, practice it daily. Come back with questions and learn more. Establish a daily practice. Registration required. $149.99. Tucson, 3231 First Ave North. 206-501-7575. SylvaineFrancine@gmail.com. SylvaineFrancine.com.


Elder Circle Udall Senior Center – 1-2pm. Second Monday. A safe, respectful place for harvesting your life; a project of the Center for Community Dialogue. No charge. 7200 E Tanque Verde Rd. 520-405-1926. LBosch@OurFamilyServices.org. OurFamilyServices.org.

FoodInRoot-Carondelet St. Joseph’s Farmer’s Market – 10am-2pm. 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. No charge. Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital, NE Corner of Carondelet Drive and Wilmot Rd. 520-261-6982. Tim@FoodInRoot.com. FoodInRoot.com.

Tai Chi for Health: NW Tucson – 1-2pm. Dr Paul Lam’s program proven to improve balance, relieve pain and stiffness, promote mental clarity, improved memory, overall wellbeing. All welcome. $60/9-sessions. $10/drop-in. Resurrection Lutheran Church, 11575 N 1st Ave, Oro Valley. 520-780-6751. Heather@HeatherChalon.com. HeatherChalon.com.

Yoga – 11:15am-12:45pm. With Mark Lind. Group and individual instruction. Bring your own mat and belt. Kids under 12 free. $10. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco, Rm 3. 520-488-8284. Molly.Nelson@q.com. UnityTucson.com.

Mindfulness and Meditation Group – 1:152:45pm. No experience necessary. Sitting and walking meditation and the Metta Sutta are regular parts of the practice. No charge. UA Cancer Center-University Campus, 1515 N Campbell, Kiewit Auditorium, Rm 2951. 520-694-4605. Marsha. Drozdoff@BannerHealth.com. AZCC.Arizona.edu. Gentle Yoga Classes – 5:30-6:45pm. Taught by Danielle Dvorak, Yoga Alliance trained and certified teacher since 2002. $8. The Galactic Center, 35 E Toole Ave. 520-884-0874. Kati.Astraeir@ gmail.com. Facebook.com/GalacticCenter. Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Class – 6pm. Gentle, mindful guided movement explorations develop kinesthetic awareness to relieve strain, increase pleasure and ease, improve performance. St Francis United Methodist Church, 4625 E River Rd. 520-529-1913. DavTay@aol.com. Golden Pyramid Meditation – 6-7pm. 2nd Monday. Facilitated by Rev. Yazdi Contractor, Rev. Howard Milwich and Revs. Martha and Darryl Schoon. Temple of Universality class held at United Fellowship Chapel. No charge. 4718 E Hawthorne St.

Qigong/Tao Meditation – 1-2pm. Inspiring community of well-being. Everyone welcome. Followed by Tai Chi for Health. Qigong: $75/9week session. Qigong and tai chi: $120/9-week session. St Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E River Rd. 520-780-6751. Heather@HeatherChalon. com. HeatherChalon.com. Tai Chi for Health Central Foothills – 2-3pm. Dr Paul Lam’s Tai Chi program is endorsed by the Arthritis Foundation, CDC, National Council on Aging. Preceded by Qigong. Open to all levels. $60/9-week session. St Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E River Rd. 520-780-6751. Heather@HeatherChalon.com. HeatherChalon.com. Yoga by Donation – 2:30-3:30pm. Gentle hatha yoga class led by recent graduates of The Yoga Connection. By donation. The Yoga Connection, 3929 E Pima St. 520-323-1222. Yoga@YogaConnection.org. YogaConnection.org.

Global Chant – 6:20​pm. Uplifting weekly community gathering celebrating the sacred music from all traditions. Not linked with any other group or organized religion. Open to public.​N ​ o charge. ​Armory Park Senior Center, 220 S. 5th Ave.​​520-838-4194.​ VShamas@hotmail.com​. Prosperity Plus II – 6:30-8:30pm. Join Rev Donald on a 10-week exploration of prosperity consciousness using Mary Morrissey’s P+II program. Expectation participants will tithe during the program. Pre-registration required. $50 plus materials. Center 4 Spiritual Living Ed Cntr, 4200 E River Rd. 520319-1042. Admin@TucsonCSL.org. tucsoncsl.org. Ascended Masters’ Introductory Classes – 7pm. Learn practical keys to open your heart and connect with your Individualized I AM Presence. Lakes Apts Recreation Rm, 5666 E Hampton. 520-343-1036. Info@TheTemple.ws. TempleOfThePresence.org. Alice Bailey Books – 7pm. With Rev. Inger Mason. Reading of books channeled to Alice A. Bailey by Djwhal Khul. No charge. Temple Of Universality, 3590 N Country Club Rd. 520-331-5252. TempleOfUniversality@gmail.com. TempleOfUniversality.org.

wednesday Prayer and Meditation – 9:45-10:15am. Experience the healing peace of shared Silence. Unity Spiritual Center of Peace welcomes all who wish to explore and discover their Oneness with Spirit. No charge. 1551 S Eastside Loop, Ste 121. 520-546-3696. Info@UnityPeaceAZ.com. Fun-Day Wednesday Class – 9:45-11:30am. With Rev. Fred Smith. Metaphysical Law, using fun, food and friends. Temple of Universality Class class. No charge. Masonic Temple, 3590 N Country Club Rd, 520-546-3898. TempleOfUniversality@gmail.com. TempleOfUniversality.org. Yoga/Meditation – 11am-12:30pm. Yoga and meditation as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda includes energization and chanting. All levels of yoga and meditation welcome. Ananda Center Of Tucson, 1002 E Prince Rd. 520-299-9309. ElizabethLMason@yahoo.com. AnandaArizona.org. Aquatic Therapy Rehabilitation – 11:30am12:30pm. With Carolyn Rashti, M.S. Guided gentle movements with deep breathing to relieve pain, improve circulation and breathing. First class free. Limited to six participants. $200/8 classes. Santa Rita Springs, 2301 N Santa Rita Ave. 520-742-4292. AquaticTherapyTucson@gmail.com. AquaticTherapyTucson.com.

Tucson Tuesday Laughter Yoga – 6-7pm. Gently through breathing and yogic exercises, we touch your heart with playful laughter designed to promote peace and healing. No charge. St Francis in the Foothills Church, Corner of River and Swan, Rm 30. 520-490-5500. LaughingJana@gmail.com.

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ongoingevents Reiki Share – 12-1:15pm. Includes a brief discussion about Reiki and two mini Reiki sessions. Everyone welcome. Conference Room, 2030 E Broadway Blvd. 520-226-5953. LisaMWestrick@gmail.com. SerenityHolisticTouch.com. Energy Movement Meditation – 12-1pm. Sheng Zhen Gong, a series of gentle, easy movements to cultivate a sense of inner peace, while raising your vitality and quality of life. $10 daypass or JCC membership. Jewish Community Center, 3800 E River Rd. 520-850-8897. JasonWechsLac@hotmail.com. MysticHealingPaths.com. Yoga by Donation – 3:30-4:30pm. Gentle hatha yoga class led by recent graduates of The Yoga Connection. By donation. The Yoga Connection, 3929 E Pima St. 520-323-1222. Yoga@YogaConnection.org. YogaConnection.org. Grief Support Group – 5pm. First and third Wednesdays. With Reverend Felicitas, Reverend Dea. Support group for grief, loss and healing. Not a therapy group. Respectful and compassionate. No charge. CODAC, 3130 E Broadway Blvd. 520-792-6222. Info@TempleOfMA.org. TempleOfMA.org. Wisdom Wednesday – 6:30-8:30pm. Discover the potential of you and flourish. Cultivate inner personal power and increase confidence, well-being and joy. $10. RSVP for location. 520-730-9277. Info@JeanetteGibler.com. JeanetteGibler.com. Ascended Masters’ Introductory Classes – 6:30pm. Learn to open your heart and connect with your individualized I AM Presence; the source of all the abundance you will ever need. No charge. Center for Integrative Psychotherapy, 6105 E Grant Rd. 520-795-4147. Info@TheTemple.ws. TempleOfThePresence.org. The Imagination Series – 6:30-8:30pm. 5-weeks. Rev Janis Farmer will facilitate discussion and activities in support of developing and expressing greater imagination in each individual’s life. By donation. Center for Spiritual Living Ed Cntr, 4200 E River Rd. 520-319-1042. Admin@TucsonCSL.org. TucsonCSL.org. Deeksha for You – 7:15-9:15pm. A blissful profound transpersonal energy transfer with meditation. By donation. St. Francis in the Foothills, 4625 East River Rd, Rm 30-31. 520-869-4982. LastHouseOB1@yahoo.com. Meetup: Awaken Tucson into Oneness.

Spirit Lab – 7-8:30pm. Third Wednesday. A conversational potluck for 20s-50s adults. Explore aspects of different faith traditions, discuss our personal experiences of the divine, examine religion and culture, and play with progressive theological ideas. No charge. St. Philip’s in the Hills Church, 4440 N Campbell Ave. 520-342-8998. Bulldog2212@gmail.com. StPhilipsTucson.org.

thursday Belly Dancing for Beginners – 8-9am. Shisandra aka Dr. Saber, teaches beginning belly dance. Wear comfortable clothing that moves. Bring water bottle. Suggested donation $10. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N 1st Ave. 520-209-1755. DrDeeAnnND@aol.com. 3861WellnessFirst.com. Tai Chi for Health: NE Tucson – 9-10am. Tai Chi for Health, for Fall Prevention and much more. Dr Paul Lam’s program including qigong warm-ups and cool downs. $60/9-week session. Tanque Verde Lutheran Church, Chapel, 8625 E Tanque Verde Rd. 520-780-6751. Heather@HeatherChalon.com. HeatherChalon.com. Self-Realization/Psychic Development Classes – 1-2pm. Explore metaphysical concepts and principles in order to know yourself and awaken your own authority in life through meditation and discussion. No charge. United Fellowship Chapel, 4718 E Hawthorne St. 520-444-3392. DFN1@icloud.com. United-Fellowship-Chapel.com. Yoga by Donation – 2:30-3:30pm. Gentle hatha yoga class led by recent graduates of The Yoga Connection. By donation. The Yoga Connection, 3929 E Pima St. 520-323-1222. Yoga@YogaConnection.org. YogaConnection.org. A Course in Miracles – 5:30pm. With Colleen Hall. Temple of Universality class. Call for details. No charge. Spirits Child, 3870 W River Rd, #120. 520-981-2249. TempleOfUniversality@gmail.com. TempleOfUniversality.org. Free Tai Chi and Chi Kung – 6-7:30pm. Gentle, flowing movements that relax the body, quiet the mind, increase energy, improve health and make you feel good. Email to confirm. 520-795-8612. No Charge. Church of Christ, 2848 N Mountain Ave. 520-795-8612. DsrtDrgn@gmail.com. Bio-Touch Health Condition Workshop: Fibromyalgia – 6-8pm. Fourth Thursday. Each month we’ll address a specific health condition and practice Bio-Touch points to alleviate symptoms. Members $10, non-members $15. Massage therapists earn 2 CEUs (add $5). Bio-Touch Center, 5634 E Pima St. 520-323-7951. Office@JustTouch.com. JustTouch.com. Healing With Gemstones & Crystals – 6:308:30pm. 8-weeks. With Rev. Dave Bodell, QHHT. Course on healing the body, mind and spirit with over 275 samples of Gemstones. $10. Mystic Candles & Metaphysical, 6546 E 22nd St. 520-721-1011. MysticTucson@gmail.com. MysticCandles.org.



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TIES Sharing and Discussion Group – 6:308:30pm. Third Thursday. TIES mission is to provide a safe neutral environment for presenting information on and sharing of near-death and other spiritually transformative experiences. Everyone is welcome. No Charge (love offering accepted). Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-395-2365. TucsonAZ@IANDS.org. TucsonIANDS.org. Outreagch Classes from The Temple of The Presence – 7pm. No charge. 11902 E Irvington Rd. 520-751-2039, ext. 100. Info@TheTemple.ws. TempleOfThePresence.org. Ascended Masters’ Introductory Classes – 7pm. Learn about your own individual Divine Being, your I AM Presence. Find Divine solutions to every challenge! No charge. The Temple of The Presence, 11902 E Irvington Rd. 520-751-2039. SusanKnittel@msn.com. TempleOfThePresence.org. Desert Ashram – 7pm. Immerse yourself in a beautiful and peaceful meditation and retreat center. Spiritual teachings of Swami Amar Jyoti, chanting, meditation, library, book shop, walking paths. Free. 3403 W Sweetwater Dr. 520-743-0384. TruthConsciousness.org. Centering Prayer – 7-8pm. 20-25 minute meditation and reading/discussion. All welcome. We offer two Thursday sessions every week: 12-1pm in the Bride’s Room and 7-8pm in the Library. No charge. St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 4440 N Campbell Ave. 520-820-6537. Javani@outlook.com. StPhilipsTucson.org/Pastoral-Care. Zhong Yuan Qigong Level 1 and 2 – 7-8:30pm. Learn to relax the body so that the mind when stressed can not influence it into tensing up. Enter a qigong state to raise your awareness. $10. 1st class no charge. Desert Milagros, 3438 N Country Club. 520-404-8745. QiGongMark@yahoo.com. ZyQigongAZ.com.

friday 8:30am Workout – Experience an awesome workout that perks you up. A combination of Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi ending with meditation. Bring yoga mat and water bottle, plan on laughing and starting your day out with a smile. $5. WellnessFirst! 3861 N First Ave. 520-209-1755. Saberlmp@aol.com. 3861WellnessFirst.com. Catalina Farmers Market Artworks and More – 9am-1pm. Fresh produce, baked goods, salmon, range-fed beef, artisans, unique gifts, food court, more. 16733 N Oracle Rd, Catalina. 970-903-0529. MichaelisPlaza@gmail.com. 77NorthMarketPlace.com. Trail Dust Town Farmers Market – 8am-12pm. Formerly Jesse Owens Market. Bring the family and enjoy everything this premiere farmers’ market has to offer. No charge. Trail Dust Town, 6541 E Tanque Verde Rd. HeirloomFM.com. Friday Farmers’ Market at Broadway Village – 10am-2pm. Southern Arizona’s only indoor (A/C)/outdoor venue. Organic produce, meats, prepared foods, baked goods, coffee/teas, cheese, eggs, plants, artisans, body care, massage, music. Broadway/Country Club. 520-603-8116.

saturday Rincon Valley Farmers’ Market – 8am-1pm. Organic produce, fresh flowers, baked goods, ironworks, arts and crafts by local artisans. 12500 E Old Spanish Trail. 520-591-BARN. RVFM@RinconInstitute.org. RVFM.org.

FoodInRoot UAMC Farmers’ Market – 10am2pm. Every week at UAMC on the plaza south of the hospital. Great Food and Music. No charge. UA Medical Center, NW Corner of Speedway and Campbell. 520-261-6982. Tim@FoodInRoot.com. FoodInRoot.com. Winning Together: Breast and GYN Cancer Support Group – 10:30am-12:30pm. Educational support group is for women with a diagnosis of Breast and/or Gynecological Cancer; any stage of survivorship is welcome. No charge. UA Cancer Center-University Campus, 1515 N Campbell, Rm 2919. 520-694-4605. Marsha.Drozdoff@ BannerHealth.com. AZCC.Arizona.edu. Waterbabies Free-Style Pooltime – 11:30am. For women with chronic pain, healing from surgery, pain relieving movement in warm salt water, a healing atmosphere. Support, exchanging helpful information, to laugh and enjoy life. $10. Santa Rita Springs, 2301 N Santa Rita Ave. 520-577-7377. KathyNina7377@gmail.com. SantaritaSprings.com. Community of Light Healing and Message Circle – 12pm. Metaphysical and spiritual gathering for healing, enlightenment and growth. Unscrewed Theater, 3244 E Speedway Blvd. 520-403-6156. YeahRightRo@gmail.com. CommunityOfLightTucson.com. Looking for Some Peace & Quiet? – 12-1pm. Guided healing meditation plus, everyone receives a Message. Receive healing energy in meditation for yourself and those in need of healing. By donation. United Fellowship Chapel, 4718 E Hawthorne St. 520-327-0142. DFN1@icloud. com. United-Fellowship-Chapel.com. Healthy Happy Hour – 5:30-6:30pm. 3rd Friday. Happy hour along with a 20-30 minute presentation followed by a question/answer period. Join us for wine, lemonade, community. No charge. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N First Ave. 520-209-1755. TransformMedpLLC@aol.com. 3861WellnessFirst.com. Qi Gong of Unconditional Love – 5:30-6:30pm. Slow meditation movements to help cultivate and enhance your vitality, health, create a sense of well being and inner peace. No experience necessary, everybody is welcome. $10 or donation. Palo Santo Wellness, 3045 N 1st Ave. 520-850-8897. Jason@MysticHealingPaths.com. MysticHealingPaths.com. Gentle Yoga Classes – 5:30-6:45pm. Taught by Danielle Dvorak, Yoga Alliance trained and certified teacher since 2002. $8. The Galactic Center, 35 E Toole Ave. 520-884-0874. Kati.Astraeir@ gmail.com. Facebook.com/GalacticCenter.

Free Iyengar Yoga at Tahoe Park – 9am. Slow, alignment based instruction, for beginners. No charge. Tahoe Park, 2000 E Edison St. FreeYogaTucson@gmail.com. Facebook.com/ FreeYogaTucson.

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Living Lab and Learning Center Free Tour – 9-10:30am. Second Saturday. WMG staff will guide you on an interactive tour to learn about all the systems in detail and what you can do at your own home. No charge. WMG’s Living Lab & Learning Center, 1137 N Dodge Blvd. 520-396-3266, ext 18. SBrown@WatershedMG.org. WatershedMG.org.

LOOKING FOR MASSAGE T H E R A P I S T TO R E N T R O O M SPACE. Located at the Green Valley Massage Clinic. Large room with built in cabinets and sink. Responsible for own clientele. Must provide own products and supplies. Contact Judy 520-648-2893.

FoodInRoot St. Philip’s Plaza Farmers Market – 8am-12pm. One of the largest farmers markets in Southwestern Arizona and has a regional reputation for the number of local farmers it supports. No charge. St. Philips Plaza, 4380 N Campbell Ave. FoodInRoot.com.

ORIENTAL FENG SHUI READINGS with Aiko Moto. Not mere entertainment​, serious reading for serious mind. Receive guidance for a positive and productive life. 5​ 20-297-9463.

Plaza Palomino Saturday Market – 10am-2pm. Fresh produce, breads, coffee, tea, plants, tamales, salsa and emu oil products. Live music. 2970 N Swan Rd. 520-523-1005.

TRY THE VIBRACUSSOR. Medical Massage Treatment Tool for deep relief of joint and muscle tissue pain and restrictions. Randy L.M.T. 520-312-9563.

Reiki Share – 10-11:15am. First Saturday. Includes a brief discussion about Reiki and two mini Reiki sessions. Everyone welcome. . No charge. Conference Room, 2030 E Broadway Blvd, 520-226-5953. LisaMWestrick@gmail.com. SerenityHolisticTouch.com.

ZY Qigong Teaches you to move with the Earth and Universe as one, allowing you to be in the quiet that comes from that state. Meetup.com/Tucson-ZY-Qigong-Meetup/ Mark Frighetti. 520-404-8745.

Nature of Dreams – 12-1pm. Discussions on the validity of dreams, meanings of symbols, interpretations and beliefs from different cultures. Facilitator: Rev. Howard Milwich. By donation. United Fellowship Chapel, 4718 E Hawthorne St. 520-444-3392. DFN1@icloud.com. United-Fellowship-Chapel.com. Oro Valley Farmers Market – 10am-2pm. 30 vendor stalls. Every 2nd Saturday fun events are planned to introduce more customers to this neighborhood gem. No charge. Steam Pump Ranch, 10901 N Oracle Rd. Heirloomfm.com. AI CHI – 10am. With Connie Seddon. Delicious tai chi-like movements and stretching for all in our 96 degree saltwater indoor pool at Santa Rita Springs. Great for pain relief, arthritis, fibromyalgia, balance and stamina. $15/class. Santa Rita Springs, 2301 N Santa Rita Ave. 520-245-6616. Connie@AquaticRelaxation.com. AquaticRelaxation.com.

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~George Bernard Shaw

Community Potluck – 10:30am-12:30pm. Last Sunday of the month. Spiritual life is best lived with friends. Enjoy a community potluck and get to know one another. By donation. Unity Spiritual Center of Peace, 1551 S Eastside Loop #121. 520-546-3696. RevNita@UnityPeaceAZ.com. UnityPeaceAZ.com.

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Voted one of Tucson’s top alternative healing centers. Sessions offered on a donation basis. Classes held monthly. Massage therapists and nurses receive continuing education credits. See ad, page 3.



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INTUITIVE HANDS MOBILE MASSAGE DR. JOANNE HAUPERT, D.C. Don May, LMT Location: House Calls, Office Calls 520-730-0656 DonMay.MassageTherapy.com

Enjoy the deeply healing benefits of therapeutic massage in the comfort of your own home or office. Relieve chronic pain, release stress, or recover from injuries with Don’s nurturing Integrative Bodywork (blending traditional massage modalities with Craniosacral and Reiki). Don is known for his “ground​ed​ness” (a deeply calm presence), which allows clients to enter a state of deep relaxation with ease. See ad, page 33.

NEW LEAF MASSAGE THERAPY Stephanie Dixon, LMT, CNMT 520-775-2367 SDixonLMT@NewLeafTucson.com NewLeafTucson.com

Massage Therapy specializing in relief and treatment of pain and injuries. Stephanie has experience and training with a wide variety of massage therapy techniques. Also certified in neuromuscular therapy. A session at the New Leaf Studio is helpful for conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic back and neck pain and more.


Dorothy Richmond, LMT Aquatic Massage, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Craniosacral, Watsu 520-622-4201 Watsu_Woman_Az@yahoo.com SantaRitaSprings.com

Aquatic Massage, or Watsu, immerses the body in 96-degree water, using flowing, wavelike movement and the water’s resistance to stretch and free joints, muscles, connective tissue and nerves while your therapist keeps your nose above water. Wave patterns of energy release tension into the flow and regenerate tissue. Deep relaxation frees the mind. See ad, page 33.


AAA Accident & Injury Clinic 6700 N Oracle, #502, 85704 520​-797-4177 • AlanCrossDC.com Chiropractic care for accident victims, people suffering from headaches and/or bodily pain, and those concerned with general well-being. Utilization of the gentle and highly effective Atlas Orthogonal approach. Convenient office hours. Most insurances ac/cepted. See ad, page 3.

4858 E. Broadway 520-584-0343 InspiredHealing.org

Do you want to trust and increase your body’s ability to heal and regenerate? Network Chiropractic is very gentle and helps increase your brain/body connection and empower you to make healthier choices. Great for Children, PTSD, Depression and Auto Immune diseases.

WINTERHAVEN HEALTH CENTER Dr. Nathan Conlee 3020 North Country Club Rd, 85716 520-322-6161 PerformanceNeurology.com

Dr. Conlee, Chiropractor Neurologist, diagnoses and treats such conditions as Dystonia, ADHD, Peripheral Neuropathy, vertigo, migraine headaches, balance disorders, numbness, tingling, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other conditions related to neurologic function. Also available: acupuncture, physiotherapy, kinesiotape, nutrition and allergy testing. See ad, page 13.


Randy Usem, LMT, Radix Practitioner Near Campbell & Grant 520-312-9563 TucsonEmotionalAndTraumaTherapy.com TucsonMassageAndBodyTherapy.com Affordable alternative or addition to traditional therapy. Radix is a neo-Reichian, deep feeling, regressive process similar to bio-energetics and primal therapy. Exploring with breath, body awareness, centering and grounding to access anger, fear, grief, longing and restore love, trust, pleasure, fulfillment and aliveness. See ad, page 33.

COUNSELING CONCEPTS Jo Ruddy and Jody Hardy 3861 N First Ave 520-881-4237 CounselingConceptsLLC.org

Dr. Jo Ruddy, Metaphysical Life Coach and Clinical Master Hypnotherapist, along with Jodi Hardy, M.A., LPC and highly experienced psychotherapist, offer metaphysical approaches to healing and creating lasting change in your life. Located at WellnessFIRST! See ad, page 3.


Bill White, M.A., Love Coach 520-319-9132 TheHealthyCouple.com Quick and dramatic results are common. Bill is a master at navigating relationship challenges to restore love and play. Resolve anger, arguments, emotional distancing, broken trust, childhood influences. Free consultation. Satisfaction guaranteed.


Renee Powers, Ph.D. Certified Wellness Coach & Holistic Life Coach 520-222-9063 • GetInspired@live.com HumanPotentialCoach.com In transition or overwhelmed by stress? Seeking more balance, direction, guidance, support and fulfillment in your life? Renée coaches individuals who are ready to take their life to the next level. Goal attainment, health/wellness support, stress reduction, relationships, business and life balance. Coaching sessions are personal, professional and confidential. See ad, page 21.


Jeanette Gibler, Entrepreneur Certified Awakening Excellence Coach 520-730-9277 • Info@JeanetteGibler.com JeanetteGibler.com Tired of procrastinating on your un-limited potential? Using dynamic processes, tools and intuition, Jeanette has coached hundreds of heart-based individuals & entrepreneurs. Are you ready to release doubt, fear, or struggle and began creating radical success with joy & ease? See ad, page 18.


Dr. Sylvaine Francine Spiritual Counselor In person, by phone and Skype 206-501-7575 • SylvaineFrancine.com Learn how to release your stress. Have you ever wondered how your life would be without the influencing patterns from your past and future lives? Transition to a place where you function happily in the present with authenticity, newly discovered strengths and enhanced potential. See website for testimonials.

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COLON HYDROTHERAPY INTESTINAL HEALTH INSTITUTE 520-325-9686 Intestines@SheilaShea.com IntestinalHealthInstitute.com

Sheila Shea, M.A., has 38 years of experience and is board certified. Her institute offers colon hydrotherapy, detox protocols, and GAPS counseling. She specializes in abdominal massage, nutritional support and colonoscopy preparation. Heal your gut, heal your body. See ad, page 26.

VERY SPECIAL ALTERNATIVES Vonnie Schultz Albrecht, RN WellnessFirst! 3861 N First Ave, Rm 3, 85719 520-403-1686 VerySpecialAlternatives@gmail.com

FDA-approved system integrated with full, closedgravity option; purified water; disposable speculums. Probiotic reflorastation. Affordable rates & packages. Ear coning also available. Flexible hours include weekends. See ad, page 3.


CRYOTHERAPY EVOLVE PHYSICAL THERAPY 3461 E Speedway Blvd, 85716 520-425-0379 Evolve-PT.com

Evolve Physical Therapy provides natural healing therapies, including Whole Body Cryotherapy, Dry Needling, Ultrasound Therapy, Cold Laser Therapy, and more to promote ultimate wellness, relieve pain and inflammation, recover from injury and promote wellbeing. Call now to schedule your service. See ad, page 9.


Founder and Owner, Wendy Annis 322 N Citadel Ave, 85748 520-647-6947 HelpingHandSees.com Helping Hands Elder Enrichment Services provides one-on-one memory connection activities to individuals with dementia. Our methods incorporate the arts and the five senses, along with pieces of each individual’s personal history. Caregiver training and support also offered.




Rev. Susan Wright Reiki Master 5343 S Civano Blvd, 85747 520-401-4486 SWrightISC.wix.com/ISelfCreations Susan Wright and Infinite Self Creations offers the John of God Crystal Healing Bed sessions, Reiki, Reiki attunements, Crystal Intuitive classes, and Certified Theta Healing. The JOG crystal bed is blessed by the entities giving you a high level of healing being done by the spirit beings.


Energy Healing/EFT-ADV Barbara Brennan Graduate, School of Healing, EFT Practitioner, LMT 520-909-3455 EnergyBalancingAZ.com Experience positive results in one appointment. Phyllis is highly intuitive and gets directly to the root of your health, relationship and career issues. Pain, depression/anxiety, financial problems and sexual trauma resolution. Call now and get your confidence back.


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One of Don’s Taglines is, “Computer Sick? Call the Doctor.” He has been helping people keep their computers and technology working f​ or over 30 years​. ​As one of​ Don’s customers ​said, “​You don’t make me feel stupid”. House calls and via remote.​ See ad, page 17.

Reiki is a gentle touch therapy that promotes physical, emotional, A centrally located bioland spiritual wellness. Lisa also ogic, and integrative dental does charka therapy to restore and office with Tucson’s only balance the body with crystals and International academy of singing bowls. When scheduling Oral Medicine & Toxicappointment, mention this ad and ology accredited dentist. Specializing in general receive $10 off your first visit. & cosmetic dentistry, mercury-free fillings, safe amalgam removal, implants, extractions, cavitation treatment, and ozone therapy. Call for SPIRITUAL ENERGY appointment today. See ad, page 29. TRANSFORMATION Johanna Alley 520-370-1306 MEDICINE WHEEL DENTAL JWalley@protonmail.ch Dr. Steven A. Swidler, DDS JohannaAlley.com Dr. Kenneth C. Glass, DDS 4650 W Jojoba Dr, 85745 Are you ready to change your 520-743-7101 • MedicineWheelDental.com life? Johanna has 30 years of hypnosis and energy healing Medicine Wheel Dental is Tucexperience (and many more of son’s premier holistic life!). Through Past Life integrative dental practice. Regression learn the cause; Utilizing a balanced mix of through multi-faceted energy traditional dentistry with healing realign your energies to exclusive naturopathic, holistic manifest your authentic self-actualized life. See and alternative modalities, Medicine Wheel Dental provides the highest level of personalized ad, page 11. dental care. “With awareness, we can make a choice.” See ad, back cover.


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Tesla Metamorphosis Pracititoner 3079 W. Avenida Cresta, 85745 520-305-5393 TeslaMetamorphosisPractitionersArizona.com Tammy Rosen Wilbur, Simone Gers and Karen Olsen are certified to offer Tesla Metamorphosis Healing, Light Body activations and soul communication. See ad, page 33.


2130 N. Alvernon Way, 85712 520-332-2928 Yume.Gardens@gmail.com Yume.Gardens.org Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson offers a scientifically proven two month long healing walk program that reduces anxiety, stress, and sadness and promotes joy and peacefulness. For details and start dates, visit YumeGardens.org.


35 East Toole Ave. 520-305-0856 Facebook.com/GalacticCenter Galactic Center is an intimate event venue, spiritual center, global visionary art gallery. This high vibe temple environment complete with the resonant cave chambers, is ideal for classes, workshops, lectures, DJ events, concerts & other public or private gatherings.



Modern Organic Hairdressing 204 W Grant Rd 520-331-9006 • ProjekkHair@yahoo.com Facebook: ProjekK In the courtyard of Placita de la Luna, enter ProjekK hair studio and notice the scents of pine, rosemary and sage. Stylist Kathie features U.K.-inspired cuts that need minimal styling. Hair color is ammonia-free and organic, providing beautiful, professional results.

CLOUD NINE FLOTATION & MORE Kalyn Wolf 520-668-4017 Info@FloatTucson.com

Sensory Deprivation Tanks, or Flotation Tanks are the ultimate therapy for reducing stress, tension & anxiety by placing you in a gravity-free, safe environment. We now also offer Massage Therapy and Deep Sound Therapy. Ask about the Heavenly Sandwich.

FLOWER SHOP FLOWER SHOP ON 4TH AVE Norah and David Schultz 531 N 4th Ave, 85705 520-622-7673 FlowerShopOn4th@gmail.com FlowerShopOn4th.com

Family-owned/ operated, full-service florist for local delivery or across globe. Walk-in for vintage gifts, one-of-a-kind succulent gardens, plants and hand-tied bouquets backed by a service that is friendly and prompt. Locally-sourced flowers and greens when possible. Special offer: free delivery, value of $10+​.

HEALTH SCREENING PROACTIVE HEALTH SOLUTIONS, LLC Lynda Witt ACCT Certified Thermographer 520-235-7036 ProactiveHealthSolutions.org

Screening thermography has the opportunity to detect changes at any stage in the development of breast cancer, from the first year to when a tumor is dense enough to be seen with mammography. This early detection of change can lead to earlier diagnosis and better treatment options, as well as the opportunity for patients and their healthcare practitioners to intervene at an early stage with preventive treatment. See ad, page 3.

HEALTHY EATING CLAIRE’S CAFE & ART GALLERY 16140 N Oracle Rd, Catalina, 85739 520-825-2525 • ClairesCafe.net

Claire’s Cafe & Art Gallery serves home-cooked breakfasts and lunches daily, 7am-3pm. Vegetarian, gluten-free and other dietary needs are easily accommodated. The gallery includes original artwork, jewelry, leather goods and greeting cards. See ad, page 30.



520-591-7267 BarbHartHT@gmail.com Healing Touch Tucson on Facebook Easy to learn, anyone can use Healing Touch on themselves, others and family. Adds balance to life, encourages mindfulness and can be used immediately for bumps, bruises, broken bones, cuts and more. Contact Barbara for information on upcoming trainings.

HEALTHFOOD STORES DESERT WELLNESS NUTRITION 125 W Calle De Las Tiendas, 103A, Green Valley, 85614 520-625-3665 • DesertWN.com

Desert Wellness is a local health food store dedicated to helping the community access high quality health/nutrition products. The store’s owner, Christina Roberts, is a nutritionist and certified holistic health coach, qualified to guide customers to healthier lifestyles.

Foothills Mall Food Court, Ste 135 7401 La Cholla Blvd, 85741 520-887-3990 An Indian restaurant featuring South Indian Cuisine. The Dosa is a crepe made from lentils and rice that is gluten free. Dosa can be filled with most anything and eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Vegan and dairy free menu items.

GOURMET GIRLS GLUTEN FREE BAKERY/BISTRO 5845 N Oracle Rd, 85704 520-408-9000 GourmetGirlsGlutenFree.com Tues-Sun 7am-3pm, Fri-Sat 5-8pm

Do you have celiac disease or suffer from gluten intolerance? Visit Tucson’s only completely gluten-free bakery/bistro where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or freshly baked treats in a relaxed and friendly environment, without worrying about cross contamination. Happy Hour coming soon! See ad, page 23.

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700 N Country Club Rd, Ste 110, 85716 Enjoy resort-like atmosDCRupley@gmail.com phere of waterfalls, CoyoteHealingCenter.com peacocks, fountains and gardens while relishing Coyote Healing international vegetarian cuisine emphasizing Center is using a healthy organic produce. Dinner under $10. Join us new instrument that for weekly Sunday Festival at 5:30pm with musical generates pulsed meditation, spiritual discourse and dinner at 7pm. electromagnetic fields. Tremendous results are reported, including relief from sciatic pain, LOVIN’ SPOONFULS improved energy, enhanced healing, increased Vegetarian Restaurant range of motion and relief from depression. 2990 N Campbell Ave, 85719 Sessions can be scheduled with or without 520-325-7766 • LovinSpoonfuls.com consultation. See ad, page 22. Lovin’ Spoonfuls offers breakfast, lunch and dinner JOURNEY TO WELLNESS in a gracious atmosphere, Pam McMahon, Ph.D., CH.t perfect for dining with friends, family and business Danielle McFarlin, CH.t (c) associates. Awards and accolades include Tucson Kate McDavid, CH.t Lifestyle magazine’s Best Vegetarian Restaurant, 520-336-8178 •LifeHealer.org Tucson Weekly’s Best of Tucson and VegNews’ Pam McMahon offers ear Best Vegetarian Restaurant. candling, infrared sauna detox, ionic detox footbath, reflexology, HEALTHY LIVING Reiki, hypnotherapy, herbal and nutritional counseling and creates wellness plans together with her NOT YOUR PARENTS’ MIDDLE AGE clients. She is committed to Robyn Landis/Bodyfueling® helping clients achieve health, wellness and Health Coaching/Training 520-314-0994 • Robyn@RobynLandis.net spiritual well-being. See ad, page 15. RobynLandis.net

Become a super-savvy, joyful expression of vibrant youthful healthy living. Get strong, lean, energetic. “Install” keystone habits and conscious choices. Know what to do, and love doing it! Personal coaching for deep inspiration and commonsense discernment—to cut through confusion and match your self-care to your purpose and potential. See ad, page 24.

HEATING & COOLING A.M. HEATING & COOLING 520-548-2650 AMHeatCool.com ROC#296152

Providing commercial and residential service for routine maintenance, repairs, inspections, and new installation of air conditioning systems and furnaces. Specializing in clean and proper installation of equipment, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality. Also offers Mini-splits. Family-owned and operated.




520-331-2629 PurMaidTucson@gmail.com PurMaid.com PurMaid LLC provides professional green cleaning services to Tucson homes and businesses. Locally owned and operated. Special offer: 3 labor hours of cleaning, just $57. See ad for details. See ad, page 16.


Dr. Carol Henrinks, MD 7598 N La Cholla Blvd, 85741 520-229-1238 • NorthStarHBOT.com Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) saturates the body with oxygen, reducing inflammation and enhancing recovery from central nervous system injury including: traumatic brain injury, post-concussion syndrome, stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, birth injury, autism, spinal cord injury, near drowning, anoxic brain injury and other conditions. See ad, page 9.

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HYPNOTHERAPY INTEGRATIVE HYPNOTHERAPY Jeri Mills, MD, CCH 3333 N Campbell, Ste 12, 85709 520-395-0340 • JeriMillsMD.com

Hypnosis is a natural state of deep relaxation where the mind can easily create change. Use this powerful tool to make lifestyle improvements including: weight loss, smoking cessation, overcoming fears and phobias, releasing trauma, and more. 25% off first visit.


541-941-8432 Karkies5@yahoo.com KarenKiester.com PathoftheSacredMasculine.com Karen offers a variety of sessions including channeling with Josef, the Earthly Father of Christ, Path of the Sacred Masculine (based on her book and card deck) and Human Design, to understand who you uniquely are. By phone. Schedule today.


Iridology and Nutrition IIPA Certified 520-975-1133 • HeavenlyHealings.net Dr. Ann was taught by Dr. Bernard Jensen, Father of American Iridology. A worldwide teacher of Iridology, she uses the latest in iris technology from Australia. See website for online self-paced Iridlogy course. 10% off initial Iridology reading. practice areas, see DMYL.com.



Stephanie Sikes, Founder, MA, MC, BCC Creative Life Communication Coaching 520-909-8989​• SGSikes@comcast.net Stephanie’s eclectic professional 20+-year career experience is working with couples, families,​addiction recovery and​women’s challenges. Her energy, creative spirit and non-judgmental approach fosters a trusting relationship and is the key to her clients’ ability to succeed. ​Y​oung adults and children​are ​ also a​ n ​area of specialization. See ad, page 29.


6340 N Campbell Ave, Ste 100, 85718 520-789-7234 Dcox1@farmersagent.com Agents.farmers.com/az/tucson/donald-cox As your local Farmers® agent, Don helps customers like you identify the insurance coverage that best fits your needs. This process is straightforward and personalized to help make you smarter about insurance. Don can help provide options for life, auto, home, business insurance and more.

MASSAGE MARK R DAVENPORT, LMT 7301 E. 22nd St, 85710 520-314-7558 HeartNHandsMassage.com

Mark Davenport, LMT, Reiki Master. Physical pain/mental anguish produces stress in our bodies. Reducing stress helps to heal our minds, our bodies, and our spirits. Relieve pain, relax your mind with Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial massage combined with Reiki. See ad, page 33.


Hawaiian, Deep Muscle, Sports Massage 3233 N 1st Ave 520-406-8935 Doug graduated from Desert Institute in 1985, studied under Marie Hansen in the art of intensive deep work and studied Lomi Lomi with Abraham a kahuna from Hawaii. He is certified in Body Talk Access and provider of Body Walking. Choose Breathe Wellness Studios for relaxation and rejuvenation.

METAPHYSICAL GIFTS & SUPPLIES ARIZONA LAPIDARY & GEM ROUGH 7320 E Broadway, 85710 520-399-6641 ArizonaLapidary.com

Tucson’s cleanest, friendliest Rock Shop is open to the public year round. Minerals, Crystals, Metaphysical Stones, Cabochons, Cutting, Polishing, Jewelry Design & Repair. We love sharing our rocks with you. Come in and see our brand new location! See ad, page 7.


Patricia Kirkman 445 S Alvernon Way at Doubletree by Hilton 520-403-4270 Patricia.Kirkman@gmail.com MysticMessengers.com

WHOLISTIC FAMILY MEDICINE Dr. Lance Morris 1601 N Tucson Blvd, Ste 37, 85716 520-322-8122 WFMedicine@gmail.com ResonantSoundTherapy.com

Mystic Messengers Psychic Fair is Tucson’s Premier Metaphysical Community of independent psychics, healers, artists and crafts people. Everyone interested in metaphysical events is welcome, always with free admission. Event dates are listed online at MysticMessengers.com.


Stephanie Sikes, Founder, MA, MC, BCC 520-909-8989​ SGSikes@comcast.net With proper diaphragmatic vocal (breath) placement and simple ear training practice, a novice singer can become quite proficient. ​Lessons are 90 minutes of fun a​ nd​ amazing training, rhythm ​and​ song. ​W​ith ​ a solid foundation, you can choose to sing any genre of music​.​See ad, page 29.

NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE DR. DEEANN SABER, NMD WellnessFIRST! 3861 N First Ave, 85719 520-209-1755 3861WellnessFirst.com

Dr. Saber is a primary care naturopathic physician who specializes in endocrinology and functional medicine. Using science-based information as well as your personal symptoms, we will together find the best way to optimal health. See ad, page 3.

NATUREMEDICA NATUROPATHIC CLINIC & DETOX SPA Judy Gianni, NMD Katie Rose, NMD Kam Tecaya, NMD 1 W. Wetmore Rd, #101, 85705 520-887-4287 • Naturemedica.net

Hormone balancing, bioidentical hormones, thyroid issues, gastrointestinal complaints, autoimmune disorders, skin conditions, allergies, pediatrics, weightloss, acupuncture, colon hydrotherapy, nutritional IVs, well-woman exams, quick care clinic.

Dr. Morris treats all conditions, pediatric through geriatric, emphasizing ‘”nature cure” to heal mind, body and spirit. Developer of Resonant Sound Therapy. See website for more information.


Pam McMahon, Ph.D., CH.t Danielle McFarlin, CH.t (c) Kate McDavid, CH.t 520-336-8178 • LifeHealer.org Pam McMahon offers ear candling, infrared sauna detox, ionic detox footbath, reflexology, Reiki, hypnotherapy, herbal and nutritional counseling and creates wellness plans together with her clients. She is committed to helping clients achieve health, wellness and spiritual well-being. See ad, page 15.


Dale Bruder 2614 N Balboa Ave 520-331-1956 TaoTime@DaleBruder.com Two hour contemplative consultations of the I Ching Oracle every quarter moon 11am-6pm. See some ways, choose a path and embark on a guided journey. Good for ‘what’ and ‘how’ inquiries in the idea, design, and make phases of an action. Best for artists, entrepreneurs, professionals and the self-directed. More at DaleBruder.com. See ad, page 12.


Nancy McDonald Certified Canine Massage Therapist 520-591-2950 • AnimalAllyAZ@gmail.com Is your pet recovering from injury or illness, or just getting on in years? Animal Ally can help. Using massage, Reiki, aromatherapy and communication, Nancy guides and assists you and your pet in achieving optimum health, naturally. $20 off first appointment. Call to schedule a session today. See ad, page 19.

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7334 E Broadway Blvd, 85710 520-886-1727 HolisticAnimalCareShoppes.com The Shoppe features top quality natural products to ensure optimal health and happiness for your beloved pets. Locally and independently owned by world-renowned natural pet care pioneer, author of nine books and educator to veterinarians, Dr. Lisa S. Newman, Ph.D. See ad, page 11.

ZY Qigong Teacher/Practitioner Desert Milagros 3438 N Country Club 520-404-8745 QigongMark@yahoo.com ZyQigongAz.com Meetup.com/Tucson-ZY-Qigong-Meetup/ Zhong Yuan Qigong is a simple life science. Practice an ancient qigong system to quiet the mind and relax the body while developing your physical, emotional and spiritual being to a higher level, Private and group lessons.


Eric H. Smith, photographer/owner 520-977-6733 ArtisticImages347@gmail.com ArtisticImages347.com Artistic Images Studio presents empowering glamorous photography for those who desire a treat in the Tucson, Southern Arizona, and Phoenix area by securing a clients’ most cherished, joyous, events, and significant moments in digital images. “Our focus is your inner beauty”! Glamour/ Boudair session is normally $250 available at $173 plus Digital Portrait Special, $99 through July 31, 2016. See ad, page 12.


Realtor Tierra Antigua Realty 7330 N Oracle Rd, Ste #280, 85704 520-406-0689 Info@ARichExperience.com ARichExperienceRealty.com From helping you find your dream home and negotiating the best deal, to providing innovative marketing solutions to help you sell your home, I will be here as your Real Estate Professional and Consultant to help you every step of the way! See ad, page 20.


3750 E. 22nd St, 85713 520-901-0053 Luigi@Res-ComPlumbing.com Res-ComPlumbing.com Trust all your plumbing needs (large or small) to “Luigi” at locally-owned and operated Res-Com Plumbing Co. Personalized service is reliable and professional. Luigi is a 30 year veteran in residential and commercial plumbing, including water softener and purification installation. Member, SW Gas Referral Program.


SEXUALITY JOURNEY TO WELLNESS Pam McMahon, Ph.D., CH.t Danielle McFarlin, CH.t (c) 520-336-8178 LifeHealer.org

Have you lost your spark? Dr. Pam can help you have confidence in your performance, overcome feelings of inadequacy, restore joy and boost your sex appeal. See ad, page 15.


Daka Ray Certified Tantra Yoga Educator / Healer 520-975-3961 SouthwestTantra.com Do you want to be truly happy in this life? Then learn to embrace your whole self. Relationship Empowerment, Self Empowerment, Self Love, Sexual Healing. Remove the blocks from living an ecstatic life fully expressed, mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually, sexually.


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Where all-natural health care meets all-natural beauty solutions. Specializing in all-natural weight loss, anti-aging treatments, skin care and pain management. Unique equipment and treatments set us apart from everyone else. Look younger and be healthier naturally. See ad, page 6.

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Antique Tibetan Singing Bowls, Gantas (Bells), Tingshas, and more are utilized by Danielle in Refreshed Faces is results the Tibetan Sacred Sound driven using various methods to modality. She is certified combat the signs of aging to through TibetanBowlSchool.com create a younger, refreshed, and and combines other modalities, beautiful look. Acute treatment, as is appropriate for each maintenance, and prevention are individual. Relax, release stress, improve health, key. Call today for home visits and realize your own gifts! See ad, page 35. and skincare parties.


Dr. Arianna Scholes-Douglas Barbara Cooper ARNP, CNM 2404 E River Rd, Ste 251, 85718 520-577-1129 • Info@TulaWellnessMD.com TulaWellnessMD.com Tula means Balance. Integrative Gynecology, well- woman exams, help with perimenopausal and menopausal concerns, PMS and hormone balancing. health and nutrition coaching. Digestive issues and medical weight loss. Complete medspa services including botox and fillers, aesthetics. CoolSculpting, ThermiVa vaginal rejuvenation. See ad, page 14.


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WHOLISTIC FAMILY MEDICINE Dr. Lance Morris 1601 N Tucson Blvd, Ste 37, 85716 520-322-8122 WFMedicine@gmail.com ResonantSoundTherapy.com

Dr. Morris treats all conditions, pediatric through geriatric, emphasizing ‘”nature cure” to heal mind, body and spirit. Developer of Resonant Sound Therapy. See website for more information.


Rev. Donald Graves Sunday Service: 3231 N Craycroft Rd, 85712 520-319-1042 • TucsonCSL.org


Meeting at the Unscrewed Theater 3244 E Speedway, 85716 CommunityOfLightTucson.com Metaphysical and spiritual gathering of Lightworkers for healing, enlightenment, and growth. Friday Healing Circle at noon; Sunday Service at 11am.


520-751-2039, x100 TempleOfThePresence.org Saint Germain and the Ascended Masters stand ready to assist you. In their Radiance, you will learn how to release the Light from your Individualized I AM Presence. Find Divine solutions to every challenge. Free broadcasts 24 hours a day.

THE TEMPLE OF UNIVERSALITY Rev. Betty Tatalajski New Masonic Temple, 3590 N Country Club Rd, 85716 520-884-5340 TempleOfUniversality@gmail.com TheTempleOfUniversality.org

Worship, healing, prophesy. Celebrating the unity of God and man. 11am Sunday service. Free metaphysical development classes in areas of White Eagle World Healing Meditation, Alice Bailey books, Spiritual/Metaphysical Law and Kaballah.

TUCSON IANDS EXPERIENCE Sharing (TIES) Chuck Swedrock 520-395-2365 TucsonIANDS.org

Information on and sharing of NDEs and other transformative experiences. Open to public; everyone has experiences worth sharing. Guest speaker series on 2nd Thursday (Oct – May); small groups on 3rd Thursday each month, 6:30pm at Unity Church of Tucson.

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