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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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letterfrompublisher Are you seeking a life partner? If so, I encourage you to examine yourself and to fall in love with you first. Looking first at you, do you possess the qualities you desire in a loved one? Are you clear on the type of person you are looking for, have you made a list and do you pass your test? Think about how you would like to be treated and what sort of values you’d like to share. What kinds of behaviors won’t you accept? Along with making a list, consider the fun exercise of creating a treasure map of images, words and phrases depicting your vision of the relationship you would like to draw to you. (You may also do this for a current relationship). Focusing again on yourself foremost, how would you like to show up for yourself and then for your partner? Consider how you plan to take care of and remain true to yourself. Perhaps you would you like to share and express yourself opening and freely with honesty and fearlessness. How will you relate to each other? Other questions to ask yourself might be what sort of physical space would you like to share? What is your home like? Do you enjoy trips together? What kind— road trips, trips abroad? What sorts of foods do you enjoy? Food is a big deal; if you’re vegetarian and your partner is a meat-eater, this could be hard to juggle and navigate. Hang your vision map up where you’ll see if often and see what happens! Another exercise to consider – Write a love letter to yourself Dear Holly, I really enjoy spending time with you. I can’t wait to get up and spend the day with you. It’s a pleasure to take care of you. Thanks for being mindful of what we eat and helping me to feel our best... I love what we’re doing to grow and have fun—the art classes on Saturdays—and I really love letting loose with you at our improv group!! What a great idea to stir the creative juices this year in these new ways! Next, log on to NaturalAwakeningsSingles.com, the newly launched dating site for meeting like-minded souls both near and far. Speaking of self-love, have you treated yourself to a massage lately? Tightness and tension in the body causes stress, and we all know what stress can do to us. Therapeutic massage and bodywork are not just ways to enjoy an hour of selfindulgence. Rather, they are established ways to release tension and keep our bodies balanced. Why not try a new style of massage this month? Remember the Golden Rule this month: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. And try my Valentine’s Day twist: Treat yourself as the beloved you are! Holly
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hen patients call RN Patient Advocates, they are assigned a personal RN Patient Advocate (iRNPA) that will research treatment options and refer them to the appropriate specialists and guide them through their treatment. An RN Patient Advocate is specially qualified clinical registered nurse (RN) that protects and guides people in their health care. Beginning 11 years ago, Karen Mercereau, RN, iRNPA, a clinical RN for 45 years, developed RN Patient Advocacy as a new branch of professional nursing. An iRNPA ensures patients a thorough diagnostic process, educates them about asking all the right questions. An RN Patient Advocate personally researches individual treatment options and opens communication between physicians. Working closely with the patient and their family, iRNPAs help achieve the best possible level of health and teach individuals how to be advocates for themselves. For more information, call 520-743-7008, email Karen@patientadvocates.com or visit PatientAdvocates.com.
Free Help For Seniors Relocating
dult Care Hunters, LLC, is a referral service locally owned and operated by Margaret Roberts, of Oro Valley, and Maryann Prassas, of Marana, which provides a comprehensive assessment of a senior citizenâ€™s physical, medical, emotional and social needs to find a suitable place to live. Factoring in their budget and other key issues helps narrow down possible options. Adult Care Hunters then accompanies the senior to Margaret Roberts and Maryann Prassas look at the different options, ensuring that all of their questions have been answered and their needs will be met. For individuals over the age of 60 that are looking for independent or assisted living, the service is provided at no cost to the client. The owners started the company together in 2007 with the goal of assisting senior citizens and their families that are beginning the process of moving from home into a retirement center. Both Roberts and Prassas are graduates of the University of Arizona and have collectively worked with seniors for more than 35 years. For more information, call 520-665-1233 and visit AdultCareHunters.net or Facebook.com/AdultCareHunters.
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Plant Based Nation Spring 2013 Conference Saturday, March 2nd 2013 8:00am–6:00pm Tucson Scottish Rite Center
Explore the wide world of plant based foods with physicians, chefs, inspirational speakers Take home educational resources and tools for living a plant based lifestyle Cost is $50 per person and includes a delicious, plant based breakfast and lunch To register and for more information: www.plantbasednation.com Plant Based Nation is a 501(c) 3 grassroots organization on a mission to educate people about the benefits of a plant based diet. We meet people where they are, provide education and resources to help them reach their goals of creating or maintaining a plant based lifestyle.
A Healing Touch for Stress and Pain
io-Touch Center for healing offers 30-minute sessions on Cardiac Tuesday, Back Pain Wednesday and other days to reduce most pain and symptoms of disease by appointment. This is an active time of year for sports enthusiasts. Leagues, competitions and personal fitness activities put stress and strain on muscles and bone, and having a healing enhancing Bio-Touch session speeds recovery. The myriad pains that we call sports injuries can slow or halt a run, bike, hike or yoga or sideline a competitive team player. The recovery always seems too long, and many people reinjure themselves by going out again too soon. Avoiding that step backwards is best done by increasing the healing process. Research at the University of Arizona, University of Texas and Northwest Oklahoma State has shown that Bio-Touch relieves stress and primary pain. As a treatment for chronic pain, people using Bio-Touch may also reduce their intake of pain medications. All sessions are conducted on a donation basis. Location: 5634 E. Pima St. For more information or appointments, call 323-7951. See ad on page 32.
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Workshop • Sunday Feb 24 1:30-4:00pm $25 Audience members will be taken on a journey where they will discover that the doorway to eternal peace, happiness and fulfillment lies in the power behind one of the shortest sentences in the written word, but one of the most powerful in all of the universe: I AM.
Also he will speak at CSLT’s 10:30am Sunday Celebration Service. All are welcome. Both events in the Nickerson Auditorium 3231 N. Craycroft Rd just south of the Rillito River
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r. DeeAnn Saber, NMD, at Wellness First! is offering a one-hour office visit for $99 through April 30 for all new patients, saying, “As the cold and flu season swings into high gear, it’s important that all of us do our best to stay healthy.” Naturopathic medicine offers many non-invasive means to strengthen the immune system, to lessen Dr. DeeAnn Saber and shorten cold or flu effects, and rebuild the immune system. Saber will do a physical exam and prescribe what’s needed, based upon individual issues. Patients leave with a written plan to improve and maintain wellness and save $100 at the same time. Wellness First! is also offering an injectable therapy called Myer’s Cocktail. This combination of vitamins and minerals can help with upper respiratory infections, COPD, asthma, chronic fatigue, seasonal allergic rhinitis, fibromyalgia, depression, cardiovascular diseases, migraines, hypothyroidism and hives and acts instantly to relieve acute, painful menses. Saber is a primary care physician specializing in endocrinology and functional medicine, and other medical services are available upon request. Location: 3861 N. First Ave., 85719. For more information and appointments, call 520-209-1755 or visit 3861WellnessFirst.com. See ad on page 5.
delicious, plant based breakfast and lunch To register and for more information: www.plantbasednation.com
Inaugural Plant Based Nation Spring Conference Plant Based Nation is a 501(c) 3 grassroots organization on a mission to educate people about the a benefits a plant based lant Based Nation, new ofnonprofit, diet. We meet people where they are, grassroots organization, will hold provide education and resources to help them reach their goals of from creating8or their first Spring Conference maintaining a plant based lifestyle.
a.m. to 6 p.m., March 2, at the Tucson Scottish Rite Center, featuring a lineup of physicians, chefs and inspirational speakers. Enjoy delicious, nutrient rich foods throughout the day and take home educational resources and tools for living a plant-based lifestyle. Plant Based Nation is on a mission to educate people about the benefits of a plant-based diet; with a goal to meet people where they are, provide education and resources to help individuals reach their goals. Optimal health, more energy, glowing skin and longevity are some of the benefits of eating a plant-based diet. Whether new to plant based foods or are already eating a plant-based diet, participants will enjoy this transformational food experience. Cost is $50 per person and includes breakfast and lunch with vegan and raw food options. Advanced registration is required. Location: 160 South Scott Ave. For more information and registration, visit PlantBasedNation.com/register. See ad on page 6.
Water Festival Seeks Exhibitors, Workshops and Partners
he fourth annual Water Festival is partnering with The Earth Day Festival at Reid Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 21, to raise awareness and promote stewardship by bringing the community together through creative and diverse activities for learning, networking, and family-friendly fun. The Water Festival highlights water-related and waterinspired exhibitors, artists, and health and energy workers. This uniquely vibrant and synergistic event features an exhibitor fair, “The Vibe” live art happenings, an art show, performances, workshops, speakers, kids’ activities, a design for water solutions contest and a mermaid in a wishing well. Partnering with The Water Festival is an easy and effective way for local and regional businesses and organizations to advance water solutions and boost their own recognition. It’s an opportunity to meet new clients and build customer loyalty by working together for a better water future. Potential sponsors should contact the Water Festival about sponsorship benefit opportunities and individuals are urged to register as exhibitors, artists, speakers, workshop/ activity leaders and volunteers. For more information, call 520-623-2119, email Info@WaterFestivalTucson.org or visit WaterFestivalTucson.org.
Receive the Benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy
ssimilation and elimination are two basic functions of the body. When the colon is not functioning properly, the body soon becomes clogged, unable to get rid of itâ€™s own Sandra Joy Van Hall waste. As a result, waste that has not been eliminated begins to putrefy and becomes toxic, being reabsorbed into the bloodstream and settling in the weakest organs and tissues. Sandra Joy Van Hall, at Skyline Healthworks, knows that one session of colon hydrotherapy is not going to reverse years of buildup and accumulation. Thatâ€™s why she is offering a three-session special for $150, to be performed consecutively (usually $75 per session). Some of the early warning signs of colon blockage may include poor digestion, gas, bloating, body odor, bad breath, fatigue, headaches, lower back aches or small and incomplete eliminations. These are some of our clues that we need to detoxify our body. Location: 3966 E. Pima St. For a free consultation, call Sandra Joy Van Hall at 520-299-5158. See ad on page 20.
New Whole Foods Store on River Road
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hole Foods Market, the world’s leading natural and organic foods retailer, has opened a third location at 5555 River Road, in Tucson, with exclusive features that include an in-store taqueria and wine and beer bar, organic wet rack, in-house smoker and 47-foot-long wall of beer. Eighty new jobs will be created in the process. “No two Whole Foods Market stores are exactly the same. Each market is designed for its community, from the exterior’s architecture to the interior’s products and services,” says Patrick Bradley, regional president. “In addition to providing the wide selection of delicious, natural and organic foods that are synonymous with Whole Foods Market, we’d like this store to become a dining destination for the community where they can meet friends, enjoy a drink, watch a Wildcats game on TV and grab a bite to eat.”
ust in time for Valentine’s Day, Natural Awakenings is premiering a new online dating site, NaturalAwakeningsSingles.com, in partnership with the Conscious Dating Network, the Internet’s largest and oldest conscious/spiritual/green dating site. The Conscious Dating Network receives success stories from members on a daily basis and has helped thousands meet their partners during the last 14 years. Owner/founder Jill Crosby says, “I have become a believer in long-distance relationships, as so many of our success-story couples originally did not live in the same city, state or even country. Skype makes it possible to date this way before meeting in person. Ultimately, one person moves to the other’s location, or they live in two locations together. They always tell us that they would never have met without the site.” Niche, online dating offers singles an efficient way to screen and date potential partners that share similar values and interests and are ready to be in a loving relationship. NaturalAwakeningsSingles.com is designed to facilitate this enlightened way of meeting, dating and connecting. The site will allow singles to join, create a full profile, upload photos and videos, send hellos, indicate interest, and even read and reply to private messages and IMs, all for free. Upgrading, which allows members to initiate personally written messages and IM’s, is inexpensive compared to other online dating sites, with packages ranging from $7.97/month to $16.97/month. Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp. CEO Sharon Bruckman says, “I’m really excited about this new alliance, which enables us to offer our 80-plus Natural Awakenings publishers around the country yet another way to help their readers connect with likeminded people, this time for the purpose of creating conscious relationships. I can’t wait to hear the new love stories!”
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Helping Women to Get Back on Track
agles Wings of Grace International is a faith-based organization that provides clothing and services to women referred by social service agencies in Pima County. These women are ready to enter the workforce, but need help. “We are the second door the women walk through for assistance. For many, this is the first time they have owned clothing related to work,” explains Cynthia Palmer, executive director of Eagles Wings of Grace. There should be no barriers to finding a job if one has the skills and the desire to work. Most people don’t think twice about work clothes because their closets are filled with them. A lack of appropriate attire can be a real obstacle to a job search, causing individuals to forfeit a chance at achievement. To contribute or for more information, call Cynthia Palmer at 520-906-9915 or email Cynthia@eagleswingsofgrace.com.
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Howard Falco to Speak about I AM
nternational author and speaker Howard Falco will conduct an informative and enlightening exchange from 1:30 to 4 p.m., February 24, Howard Falco at Nickerson Auditorium, about the power that drives every creative aspect of each individual’s life. It has been said that actions, feelings and thoughts create an individual’s reality. What if there is something more? Falco explores this question deeply as he discusses the true origin of mind that drives and creates everything. Using excerpts from his book, I AM: The Power of Discovering Who You Really Are, Falco discusses how to recognize this mindful power and take more conscious control over it, thereby taking more control over how life unfolds for each individual in each moment. Audience members will discover that the doorway to eternal peace, happiness and fulfillment lies in the power of one of the shortest sentences ever written, and one of the most powerful statements of the universe: I AM. Cost is $25. Location: 3231 N. Craycroft Rd. Tickets available from Center for Spiritual Living Tucson: call 520 319-1042 or visit Tucsoncsl.org. See ad on page 6.
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Relive the Infamous Lobster Scene on a Valentine Date
special screening of Woody Allen’s comedy masterpiece, Annie Hall, will take place on Valentine’s Day, February 14, at The Loft Cinema. Enter a free prize raffle for romantic giveaways and enjoy the tasty “Woody Wallbanger” drink special. Also, a special prize will be awarded to the best Annie Hall lookalike, so dust off those Diane Keaton vests and ties. Regular Admission. Location: 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. For more information, visit LoftCinema.org. See ad on page 32.
New Year’s Resolutions and Weight Control
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eight control is a hot topic after New Year’s resolutions are made, but it takes more than just talk to accomplish our goals. Karsh Group Health & Wellness specializes in supporting clients’ discovery of how to achieve health and wellness in their life. Theirs is a holistic approach for lifelong good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle that adjusts for the many changes life brings. The Karsh Group provides individual coaching/ counseling, group workshops and seminars, a monthly Nancy Karsh newsletter and other information resources, as well as links to favorite products and services. Owner Nancy Karsh says, “Our own health and wellness is a precious gift for which each of us is responsible. When they are compromised, everything and everyone suffers. What we do or don’t do to protect that gift significantly impacts the quality of our life— and the lives of those we love. Live like your life depends on it—because it does!” For more information and a complimentary appointment, call Nancy Karsh at 520-975-0152 or visit KarshGroup.com.
An Oasis of Peace in the City
hose that feel as if their mind is always racing and have difficulty concentrating may benefit from meditation to escape from the stress and worries of the day into the stillness of the mind. The next Kadampa Meditation Center Arizona monthly Urban Retreat will be held on February 16, and a guided retreat is scheduled at beautiful Aravaipa Canyon from April 4 to 7. Kadampa Meditation Center Arizona offers classes, retreats, workshops and study programs throughout Tucson and maintains a beautiful dedicated meditation space and bookstore. All classes allow the opportunity to learn and practice meditations to use anywhere. Dropins are welcome at any time. Location: 1701 E. Miles St. For more information, call 520-441-1617, email Info@meditationintucson.org or visit MeditationInTucson.org. Download a free ebook, Modern Buddhism, at Ebuddhism.com.
Co-creating Peace Across the Planet
arilyn and Tohmas Twintreess invite everyone to celebrate Peace Across the Planet at 7:30 p.m., February 15, for gratitude, ritual, inviting and co-creation. The embodied agents of this offering are Shiva Lingam Stones, which have traditionally been gathered in sacred ritual since ancient times from the Narmada River, in India, for sacred ceremonies. When the stones are placed vertically on the Earth’s body, they connect with the crystalline grid within the planet and hold uninterruptedly the intent and alignment of peace for all forms of life: Sacred Stone Acupuncture. In each location where these Shiva Lingam Stones stand and humans gather together offering ceremonies to align with the Earth’s intent for peace, the union of human, mineral and all life on Earth exponentially magnifies the healing support for each of us and the planet as a whole, beyond anything we could do alone.
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Hot Peppers Help the Heart
ebruary is Heart Health Month, and individuals that like hot peppers have another reason to continue their spicy habit, according to recent research. A study presented at the latest National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society focused on the benefits of capsaicin and its fiery-hot relatives, a piquant family of substances termed capsaicinoids, that give cayenne, jalapeños, habanero and other chili peppers their heat. The research team discovered that these substances boost heart health in several ways: They block the action of a gene producing a substance that makes arteries contract and restrict the flow of blood to the heart and other organs; lower cholesterol by reducing its accumulation in the body and increasing its breakdown and excretion; decrease the size of cholesterol deposits already formed in blood vessels that narrow arteries and increase the risk of heart attacks or strokes; and reduce overall levels of so-called “bad” cholesterol while not affecting levels of “good” cholesterol.
Red, White and True
ag the guesswork of grocery shopping and let the American Heart Association (AHA) Heart-Check mark help identify healthy foods. The red-andwhite icon, created in 1995 and now found on product packaging, is a solid first step in building a heart-friendly diet. The AHA is now beginning to include foods with high levels of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats—the “good” fats—in the Heart-Check program. Updated requirements also covering sodium, sugar and fiber will take effect in 2014 to allow food manufacturers time to reformulate their products.
Reading Helps Teens Beat the Blues
ooks stimulate the mind in more ways than previously known, and may even help reduce the risk of depression in teenagers, according to a new study published in the journal Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers report adolescents that spend more time reading books are less likely to experience a major depressive disorder than those listening to contemporary music. Participants were called up to 60 times during five extended weekends over two months and asked if their attention was currently devoted to television, movies, music, video games, the Internet, magazines, newspapers or books. Teens that spent the most hours listening to music were 8.5 times more likely to be depressed than those that spent the least amount of time absorbed in tunes. In contrast, adolescents that read the most (primarily books) were 10 percent as likely to be depressed as those that read the least. Major depression is thought to affect one in 12 teenagers, according to the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Brian Primack, the assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics who led the study, remarks, “These findings may help clinicians and parents recognize links between media and depression. This is worth emphasizing because overall in the United States, reading books is decreasing, while nearly all other forms of media use are increasing.”
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enesis Natural Medicine Center is celebrating its first anniversary. Co-founders Dr. Michael Uzick and Pam Stewart have successfully created a unique center for health and healing. Uzick is the only naturopathic medical doctor board certified in naturopathic oncology (FABNO) in the Tucson area. He has seen hundreds of new patients this past year and is committed to helping each one achieve optimal health. Stewart, executive director, continues to stand firm in her resolve to keep Genesis a warm, inviting place for patients to experience the best medical care available today. Their passion for excellent patient-centered care is the bond that makes Genesis the extraordinary center it has become. The center’s feng shui design and eclectically appointed, calming, spacious layout provides multiple venues for health, wellness and rejuvenation treatments. The 3,100-square-foot suite has a gorgeous lobby, beautiful treatment rooms, a captivating and tranquil interior atrium, a restful IV suite and a top-of-the-line far-infrared sauna in its own room with a private shower. Genesis Natural Medicine Center is growing. Dr. Nancy Aton joined Genesis this past summer and brings with her 30 years of experience as a highly skilled naturopath. She served as president of the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association. Aton serves as a consultant to Andrew Weil’s Integrative Medical Fellowship program and has been part of that program for the past 12 years. Aton is passionate about women’s health and pediatrics. She has been a naturopathic obstetrician and delivered more than 900 babies and now enjoys offering a doula service. Uzick and Stewart believe that Aton is a perfect fit for Genesis. Her goal as a physician is to provide exceptional
care for her patients. “Being a good diagnostician is getting to know our patients,” says Aton. “The average medical doctor spends seven minutes with a patient. At Genesis, we spend much more time. We assess the patient, conduct a thorough physical exam and get to know them as well as possible. Our patients benefit from this extra time with a clear understanding of their diagnosis and condition.” She also provides medical marijuana certification for patients that meet the state’s requirements. Dr. Fred Weiner joined Genesis in 2012 and brings 36 years of experience in the practice of excellent chiropractic care. He embraces the Genesis philosophy of providing the best attention for the body while nurturing the heart. Weiner is called “magic hands” by many of his patients. “As an applied kinesiologist, my work is based on the anatomical fact that the joints of the spine are loaded with nerve endings. Those nerve endings in the joints of the spine are constantly sending messages into the central processing centers of the brain, and those centers interface with all the other parts of the brain, including the subconscious parts of the midbrain, which regulates hormones, emotions, psychological states and much more.” Uzick and Stewart are proud to have Weiner as a member of the Genesis team. It is not a surprise that Genesis would offer services by practitioners with the highest degree of knowledge and training to ensure the patient receives the most effective treatments. Their colon hydrotherapist is Aton. As a doctor, she begins the service by doing a lower GI exam. At times, other health concerns are identified during that exam. Many natural health advocates believe that all disease begins in the colon. This therapy is the most effective way to cleanse this part of the body, compared to any other
“What it all comes down to is that there’s nothing more satisfying than helping people regain their health and well-being. That genuine commitment and passion is what brought us all together.” method. “Having a deep understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract provides my patients with the security that I can discern what would be most beneficial for the patient,” adds Aton. Acupuncturist MaryAnn Tully obtained her national acupuncture certification, as well as graduating from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine almost 30 years ago. Her acute depth of understanding of Chinese medicine and acupuncture has attracted a variety of patients, from those in addiction and trauma recovery at Sierra Tucson to guests in the medical department at Canyon Ranch Health Resort. She says, “I have experienced, with my own healing journey in my life and with my work with my patients, that the way of living philosophies, practices and treatments of the natural sciences and traditions of medicine truly are powerful in gentle ways.” Massage therapy is another important healing tool, and Genesis just announced that Eileen Gavin will be joining the practice. She specializes in deep tissue, Swedish, sports and prenatal massage. Gavin studied under Master Fong and incorporates his acupressure techniques. Her Upledger certification in cranial sacral therapy is another gentle, yet powerful tool that enables her to address patient needs on multiple levels. Her highly intuitive ability to deliver the most healthful massage for each patient makes her a welcomed addition to Genesis. Uzick and Stewart believe that the foundation of an excellent medical center is an exceptional office staff. Uzick comments, “Even the best doctor supported by insensitive staff will result in a negative experience for patients. That is why we put so much time and energy into choosing the right people. Christie Young, our front office coordinator, is an excellent example of the Genesis philosophy. She carefully listens to our patients and represents the high integrity and professionalism the position requires.” In response to their commitment to education, in 2012, Genesis Natural Medicine Center hosted free monthly lectures which included: Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease, Natural Cancer Therapies and Cancer Prevention, Isn’t it Time You Felt like Yourself Again?— Natural Hormone Replacement, Simple Summer Nutrition Solutions and You Can Be a Healthy Woman at Any Age. A local chef provided organic, tasty samples of foods related to the theme of each lecture. Things are continuing to evolve at Genesis. A beautiful, state-of-the-art website is currently under construction.
Dr. Michael Uzick & Pam Stewart
The monthly lectures will now take the form of a bimonthly series, and will be partnering with local businesses. On February 28, Genesis will present the first lecture in the series—Food As Medicine—where Uzick will address, “What is all the buzz about the paleolithic diet?” Chef Kenny, from Wildflower Restaurant, will be demonstrating how to make a delicious paleo meal. Wildflower will also be offering a special Genesis-inspired paleo menu for their guests for the month of February. Aton is also going out into the community and presenting lectures in small venues for various groups around the valley, speaking to school PTO groups, local church groups and health groups. Stewart makes it clear that, “No matter how much Genesis is changing, one thing will always remain the same—our commitment is to provide outstanding patient care on every level.” Uzick adds, “What it all comes down to is that there’s nothing more satisfying than helping people regain their health and well-being. That genuine commitment and passion is what brought us all together. After all, at Genesis Natural Medicine Center… it is the beginning of the rest of your life.” Genesis Natural Medicine Center is located at 3920 N. Campbell Ave. For more information, call 520-495-4400 or visit GenesisNMC.com. Dale Bruder is a regular contributor to Tucson Natural Awakenings.
reduce back pain and to encourage drainage of the excess fluid that may collect in the legs and lower extremities due to edema. It’s important for expectant mothers to find a therapist trained in prenatal massage.
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FEEL-GOOD MASSAGE People’s Hands-Down Favorites by Rachel Mork
ccording to the American Massage Therapy Association, 53 percent of those that seek out professional massages do it to manage and relieve stress. Healthcare professionals recommend it as a way to support overall well-being, and its popularity continues to grow with some 38 million current U.S. massage enthusiasts. But which form of massage is best? It depends on our personal preferences as well as which benefits we need, which may change from time to time. Natural Awakenings asked several expert licensed massage therapists to distinguish among the most widely used massage therapies to help us make the right choice.
“I’ve always wanted to create a bumper sticker that says, ‘Massage Prevents Road Rage,’” quips Kris Richardson, of Kristine Richardson Massage Therapy, 18
in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. She’s witnessed firsthand how, “Anyone that feels stressed can benefit from a Swedish massage.” During 12 years in the business, she’s helped clients ranging from Navy Seals to athletes from the Admirals professional hockey team, of Norfolk, Virginia, and Brown University’s swim team, in Providence, Rhode Island. Swedish massage consists of long, gliding, gentle strokes on upper muscle layers, often abetted by kneading, pummeling, brushing and tapping. Swedish massage is especially effective in improving circulation and relaxation; relieving muscle tension and back and neck pain; and decreasing stress. As the lymphatic system is stimulated, oxygen flow to muscles increases, resulting in a relaxed, almost dreamlike state. Prenatal Swedish massage is also popular among pregnant women. Therapists apply minimal pressure to
Hot stones enhance a Swedish or deep tissue massage through strategic placement of heated stones on the body to encourage the exchange of blood and lymph and provide ultimate relaxation of tense, tight muscles. Richardson particularly suggests it to counter “mouse syndrome”—her term for the nagging discomfort people can get from performing repetitive motions at a computer. Typically, the therapist first places a group of preheated stones on stubborn muscles, allowing the heat to penetrate knots, and then uses the stones to further massage muscles back to normal.
Deep Tissue Massage Nicole Russo, of Evolve Body Therapy Center, in Charlotte, North Carolina, is among America’s corps of therapists whose specialties include deep tissue massage. Nine years in, she has performed massage on sore pro football players with the Tennessee Titans, Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers, as well as Cirque du Soleil artists. The primary goal of this style is to repair injured or overstressed muscles, which also leaves clients feeling better, sounder and more flexible. Russo advises, “Injuries are a result of uneven wear and tear, which results in postural imbalances.” So she applies slow strokes, proven kneading techniques and directed pressure via fingers, thumbs or elbows to work muscles from end-toend, where they are attached to bones, addressing postural distortions, inflammatory pain and stored emotional tensions to restore muscle health. Russo says deep tissue massage is usually targeted and intense, but, “It’s a massage that produces lasting results. My clients also often report that they don’t get headaches or backaches anymore.”
Shiatsu Massage Shiatsu massage is designed to leave a client feeling, “clear, sparkling and ready
to do the next thing,” says Dawn Grey Lapierre, of Intuitive Massage Therapy, in Santa Cruz, California. She describes the experience as active, rather than passive. A licensed massage therapist for nearly 20 years, she also incorporates and applies principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine into each session. For shiatsu massage, the fully clothed client lies on a mat. The therapist will apply pressure from the fingers, knuckles, elbows, knees and feet in a stimulating manner and also move the body into various positions in deep stretching. Shiatsu is used to release tension and strengthen weak areas in order to facilitate even circulation, cleanse cells and improve the function of vital organs. Lapierre describes the experience as both invigorating and intimate. “I’m moving around on the floor with you, using my knees on the back of your thighs, or my feet on your back. I’m using any part of my body that will be useful in promoting better energy flow along the meridians in your body.” Shiatsu delivers a vigorous massage; aficionados of more basic styles may graduate to using it.
Thai Massage Lapierre describes Thai massage as, “partner yoga, during which you’ll get stretched and pulled until I’ve worked every inch of your body.” She likes to focus on acupressure points and kneads sore muscles until energy blockages are cleared and energy flow fully restored. Thai massage also incorporates gentle rocking motions, rhythmic compression along the body’s energy meridians and passive stretching. It promotes flexibility, inner organ massage, oxygenation of the blood, quieting of the mind and general well-being. Traditional Thai therapy is performed on a mat using no oils, with the client fully clothed. Thai massage is a favorite among yoga students.
points on the soles of the feet and the palms of the hands correspond with every major organ, gland and area of the body. Lapierre works reflexology into all of her massages, explaining, “A lot of healing can be accomplished simply through working the hands and feet, because every part the body is mapped out to related pressure points on the hands and feet. Thus, we can clear energy channels and release tension throughout the body just by working these specific points.” Lapierre describes reflexology as calming and soothing. Reflexology is especially suited for anyone wary about being touched; it is often incorporated with other forms of massage, as well. Practitioners encourage everyone to find the form of massage that suits them best. “You will surely find one that brings you renewed vitality,” concludes Lapierre. “Massage not only feels good, it’s a good way to increase physical, mental and emotional health by reducing the effects of everyday stress. If you can’t take the day off to unwind, at least find an hour to get a massage.” Rachel Mork is a freelance copywriter, editor and novelist in Charlotte, NC. Connect at RachelMork.com.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Speeds Recovery Times by Laura Key Our lymphatic system may not be constantly on our minds, but this critical body system is constantly working to help us maintain optimum health. It absorbs, transports and cleanses fluids from body tissues, capturing waste, rogue cells, bacteria and foreign matter. A sluggish or compromised lymph system can lead to lymphedema, fatigue and susceptibility to illness. Lymphedema, the accumulation of lymph fluid in body tissues, can cause a sense of heaviness, aching discomfort, numbness, stiffness and swelling, and when untreated can cause serious problems. Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) accelerates movement of fluid through the lymph system by up to 10 times. When lymph nodes have been removed or damaged by surgery or radiation, MLD helps maintain normal lymphatic and immune function, using a specific sequence of precise movements that reflect lymphatic system anatomy. Treatments are gentle, relaxing and pleasant. Receiving MLD before and after surgery can shorten recovery time and reduce pain, swelling and scarring. MLD aids recovery from colds, flu and other illnesses and also supports detoxification and enhances the benefits of cleansing programs. Laura Key is the owner of Lotus Massage & Wellness Center, which offers the Vodder Institute method of manual lymphatic drainage, the method most recognized by doctors and the health community. For clients with lymphedema, Lotus Center also offers fitting for custom compression garments. For more information, contact Lotus Massage & Wellness Center at 520-326-7700. See ad on page 30.
Reflexology For those new to massage and interested in trying it out, reflexology is a good way to start. Reflexology is performed only on the hands and feet, via finger and thumb massage, with the client fully clothed. It is based on the belief that specific reflex NaturalTucson.com
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Safer Cells Mobile Phones Becoming Less Toxic The Ecology Center, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in conjunction with technicians at IFixIt.com, has published a list of toxic chemicals found in 36 cell phones from a range of manufacturers. The good news is that companies are responding to consumer and regulatory pressure and these troublesome components are on the decline. The Motorola Citrus, Apple iPhone 4S and LE Remarq were the least toxic cell phones in the analysis. Two of the bestselling models, the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III, ranked fifth and ninth, respectively. Among earlier models, the 2007 iPhone 2G was found to contain the most toxic materials. Jeff Gearhart, research director at the Ecology Center, concludes, “The takeaway is that mobile phones are chemically intensive and full of chemical hazards, but they’ve been getting a lot better.” The center reported that every phone sampled in the study contained lead, bromine, chlorine, mercury or cadmium. Source: Tinyurl.com/MobileRisk
Paving the Way in Sustainable Streets A one-and-one-half-mile stretch of Cermak Road, on Chicago’s West Side, will soon become one of the greenest streets in the country, and possibly the world. The historic industrial artery is shedding its smokestacks and corrugated steel warehouses for a $16 million makeover by the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) that will make the corridor a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum showcase. Improvements range from solar-paneled bus stops to native plants and pavement that absorbs rainwater. Armed with tax increment financing funds and grant money, the CDOT set to work incorporating what may be the most sustainable elements ever to go into a single stretch of road. In addition, all materials were found within a 500-mile radius of the project. Twenty-three percent of the materials used are from recycled sources, and more than 60 percent of the redevelopment construction waste will itself be recycled. Other cities are studying the project as a blueprint for change. Source: Grist.com
Promise of New Sustainable Power Source at Hand British engineers at Air Fuel Synthesis have succeeded in using an innovative new “air capture” technology to remove carbon dioxide greenhouse emissions from the air and transform them into synthetic gasoline. The two-year experimental project mixes sodium hydroxide with carbon dioxide before electrolyzing the sodium carbonate that it produces to form pure carbon dioxide. Hydrogen is then produced by also electrolyzing water vapor captured with a dehumidifier. The carbon dioxide and hydrogen then produce methanol, which is passed through a gasoline fuel reactor to create the fuel. The prototype mini-refinery, in Stockton-on-Tees, in Teesside, produced five liters of gas in less than three months. A larger plant might produce more than a ton of gasoline every day, and a refinery-sized operation is envisioned within 15 years. The fuel can be used in any regular application and if renewable energy were used to provide the electricity, the system would be completely carbon neutral. While the technology has the backing of Britain’s Institution of Mechanical Engineers and private philanthropists, it has yet to capture the interest of major oil companies. Source: The Telegraph
Animals’ Native Remedies Offer Insights We can learn much from animal species that selfmedicate naturally. Some have developed the ability to alter their diets and behavior in ways that provide protection from lethal, microscopic parasites. Chimpanzees held captive often succumb to infection by a parasitic worm, which can lead to lethal intestinal blockages or secondary bacterial infections. But chimps in the wild rarely experience such deadly ailments. More than 30 years ago, Michael Huffman, who studies evolution of social systems at the University of Kyoto, in Japan, noticed that wild chimps treated themselves by ingesting foods with special properties that fight intestinal worm infections. Scientists recently discovered why monarch butterflies are so picky in choosing the milkweed plants on which to lay their eggs. “The females often taste a plant, reject it and fly away,” explains Jacobus de Roode, Ph.D., of Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. His research team found that butterflies infected with a certain protozoan parasite seek out milkweeds containing high levels of cardenolide, a plant steroid that interferes with parasite growth in monarch caterpillars. Scientists have identified many other species that partake in self-medicating practices, including macaques and sheep. Recognition that various insects such as honey bees and fruit flies share this trait is enabling scientists to rigorously examine the phenomenon in the laboratory, with hopes of finding applications in animal husbandry and even human medicine.
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Dr. Angela Wojtowicz, a graduate of the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, is a trained specialist in natural medicine and healing. As a licensed naturopathic doctor, she maintains a naturopathic family practice, Desert Roots, at Natural Healing Care Center, in the heart of Tucson. Wojtowicz begins by listening to her patients about all aspects of their health story: physical, mental and emotional. This thorough intake allows her to get a solid understanding of their imbalance, or “dis-ease,” and focus on the root cause. She then draws upon her wealth of knowledge in natural, time-tested medicines and therapies, lifestyle and environmental influences and nutrition for the tools to return balance and optimum health into their life. Wojtowicz feels it is important to educate and empower her patients so that they can take an active role in their healing journey. Guiding families to build a solid foundation of health is her passion. From family planning and pregnancy to teenage and adult issues; she advocates learning to listen to our bodies. “Strong roots are established when we work with our bodies to heal, rather than working against our body and suppressing symptoms,” says Wojtowicz, helping her clients to understand the innate wisdom and vitality of their body. This, she believes, combined with conscious living and natural healing, are fundamental to the lifelong path of positive health. Location: 2272 E Speedway Blvd. For more information, call 520-323-0069, email Info@naturalhealingcarecenter.com or visit NaturalHealingCareCenter.com.
Friend Me Civic Engagement Linked to Social Media The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project has revealed that the use of social media is becoming an important feature of political and civic engagement. Approximately 60 percent of U.S. adults use social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter, and 66 percent of those—or 39 percent in total—have participated in at least one civic or political activity using social media. In a three-week survey conducted last summer, two-thirds of the 2,253 adult respondents ages 18 and older said they had used social media platforms to post their thoughts about civic and political issues; respond to other postings; press friends to act on issues; follow candidates and vote; “like” and link to other content; and join groups formed on social networking sites. Source: PewForum.org
ecotip Creative Reuse New Life for Old Bedding Reusing, recycling or repurposing a worn-out mattress is a far better solution than adding another to the 20 million or so that annually end up in landfills. Before discarding, first check with family members, friends or coworkers, or post a note on a community bulletin board or on the Internet (Freecycle.org) about the availability of a free, gently used mattress. Next, offer to donate the mattress to The Salvation Army, Goodwill Industries or a local consignment or thrift shop, church, shelter or disaster relief organization. Note that this option may require professional cleaning prior to donation. Many nonprofit outlets provide free home pickup of items, which can be claimed as a charitable tax deduction. Crafty individuals may want to disassemble the mattress and make use of buttons, tabs and fabric for sewing pillowcases, reupholstering indoor furniture, covering outdoor furniture or as stuffing for pillows. Check with local artist centers too, because one or more of their members may wish to use recyclable materials like the metal springs in their works.
The wooden frame and the stuffing of the mattress can be used to create a backyard compost pile. The wood slats become the compost binâ€™s architecture, while the foam padding or cotton stuffing serves to shelter compost from the elements and keep the pile warm, which accelerates the composting process. The same stuffing also can be used as landscape fabric to help control the growth of weeds in the garden, and
we tell them to be peaceful and share if they then see us aggressively cut in front of others on the road or in the checkout line. We can also ask kids how they were peacemakers during their day, in addition to what they learned.” Founded in 1992 in response to the youth violence epidemic, Peace First provides programs and free online tools to help teach students peacemaking skills. The nonprofit is based on the premise that children have a natural aptitude for it and peacemaking can be taught, just like other subjects; their curriculum teaches and reinforces core social/emotional skills in communication, creative conflict resolution, courage, cooperation, empathy and civic engagement. A New York City student remarks, “Peace First teaches that even if you don’t like someone, it shouldn’t affect how you work together to accomplish something... [putting] peace first makes my heart beat lovelier.”
BULLY BLUES BUSTERS
Positive Ways to Promote Kindness by Meredith Montgomery
he National Education Association estimates that 160,000 children miss school every day due to fears of being attacked or intimidated by other students. Bullying is more than a buzzword. According to StopBullying.gov, it’s defined as unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-age children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. Kelly Hughes, a school counselor at Bayside Academy, in Daphne, Alabama, has noticed a dramatic shift in bullying behaviors. She observes, “Kids are not hitting or punching or pushing each other as much as they used to. Rather, they are using in-person relational aggression such as hurtful words, glares, whispering and excluding individuals, exacerbated by social media and cell phones.” While anti-bullying legislation exists in 49 states (Montana is the exception), approaches for addressing this problem vary. Hughes says, “In my job, I spend a lot of time saying, ‘Just be kind.’ More positive results come from promoting kind behaviors and being ‘pro-hero’ than from simply discussing why bullying is hurtful.”
Calmly Taking Charge Eric D. Dawson, president and co-founder of Boston-based Peace First (PeaceFirst.org), also believes in the power of positive language. “We need to move away from harsh language that focuses kids on what not to do and instead ignite their moral imagination—call on them to be problem solvers,” he says. To counter bullying in society, Dawson suggests that we all need to be role models, and talk about and celebrate peacemaking. “We can’t expect our kids to listen to us when
Good for Us and Others The International Forgiveness Institute (IFI) (InternationalForgiveness.com), in Madison, Wisconsin, has added its support to the anti-bullying movement. Stemming from the research of IFI founder Robert Enright, Ph.D., and his colleagues, the institute works to forward forgiveness for personal, group and societal renewal. It attests that in forgiving a hurtful person, a personal transformation begins that can enhance self-esteem and hopefulness. Enright’s scientific studies further demonstrate that when children learn about forgiveness, feelings of anger, depression and anxiety are reduced. “We believe that forgiveness is a choice,” explains Enright. “When you forgive, you may benefit the person you forgive, but you benefit yourself far more.” Enright recalls his experiences working with incarcerated men that were serving life sentences. “The first thing the assigned therapists asked the group to do was to tell me their story; tell me about the hurts that had been perpetrated on them. One man began to cry, saying that no one had ever asked for his story.” The therapists listened to a tale of the cruel disciplinary measures he had endured at home as a child and recognized a correlation with the crime he had committed. “I’m not justifying his actions, but we can see that he was an extremely wounded man. Many bullies in school have a story, and we need to take the time to hear their story. “Because those that engage in bullying are often filled with rage from having been bullied themselves, they get to a point that they don’t care about the consequences of their actions, including detention,” Enright continues. Instead of focusing on the prevention of unwanted behaviors, he says, “Our program is meant to take the anger out of the heart of those that bully, so they bully no more.” An elementary school-age participant in the Forgiveness Program concludes, “Sometimes it is hard to forgive someone straight away if they really hurt your feelings. It might take longer to see their worth and show them real forgiveness… but it is worth it in the end.” Meredith Montgomery is the publisher of Natural Awakenings Mobile/Baldwin, AL (HealthyLivingHealthyPlanet.com).
Celebrating the Sweet Season of Chocolate by Sylvia Haskvitz. MA. RD
hen we think of February, we may imagine Valentines Day, with a favorite treat or gift, such as chocolate. So how does one indulge in chocolate and still focus on health and well-being? A chocolate maker, Rachel Casement, of Sweetie Pies, and Gary Greenleaf, of Indigenous Nutrition, a distributor of healthful products that include chocolate, have plenty of ideas and recipes for eating chocolate and maintaining good health. Both can be found on Sundays at the St. Philips Plaza’s Sunday Farmers Market.
What’s the difference between healthful and notso-healthful chocolate? RC: I believe that the more simple and pure an ingredient list is for a food, the better it is for you. The less processing that any type of food goes through, the more the naturally occurring benefits in food remain intact. My chocolates are made with raw ingredients that have not been processed or heated above 140 degrees, therefore maintaining their enzymes and nutritional value. The more refined sugar and unnatural ingredients in a chocolate, the less health benefits it provides. GG: I prefer chocolate that has minimal additions to the cacao; for example, the dark bar that I carry from Fortina Chocolate is only raw cacao and Arizona honey. Chocolate in its organic, pure and raw form provides us with health-promoting nutrition in the form of antioxidants, magnesium and offers feel-good chemical compounds like phenylethylamine (PEA). Cacao promotes circulation and can even help maintain healthy cholesterol by inhibiting the oxidation of LDL with its polyphenol content. I recommend avoiding any chocolate with soy, dairy and white processed sugar. Soy and dairy can contain GMOs and white sugar is an incomplete food that has to be processed by the body like a poison. Mass-produced chocolate often uses cheaper, low-quality cacao, is processed at high temperatures and uses questionable additives and emulsifiers, none of which increase nutrient content or quality.
What kind of chocolate and sweeteners do you use? RC: I use raw cacao powder and raw honey and dates for a natural, healthy sweetness. GG: I use the best chocolate that I could find after searching for over five years, which is raw and certified organic Ecuadorian cacao sourced from a small farming collective. I do have some chocolate every day, and that usually involves added a tablespoon or two to my morning superfood smoothie. I also love a good raw, organic bar, often in the afternoon, to keep my brain functioning at a high level. I am a local honeybee product distributor, so I often use local raw honey to sweeten things up a bit. I find it helpful for en26
ergy and love it in the winter months in tea to soothe my throat. I also like and recommend some low glycemic sweeteners like raw coconut sugar and stevia.
What’s your best-seller? RC: My best-seller would be my mango bars, followed very closely by my orange candied walnut chocolate cups! GG: I sell a lot of raw cacao powder and people seem to really like the Lulu’s line of raw handmade chocolate. I recommend the Sea Salt Almond from Lulu’s, which has raw and sprouted almonds embedded in the back, combined with the right amount of pure sea salt. Also, the Fortina brand of Un-Milk, which is a unique blend of superfoods including cacao, raw honey, maca, lucuma, yacon root, mesquite and vanilla bean, and I believe is one of the best raw chocolate bars ever created.
Do you have a recipe to share? RC: Raw Chocolate Macaroon 2½ cups dried shredded coconut ¾ cup coconut oil, melted in dehydrator or left at room temperature ½ cup raw honey ½ cup raw cacao powder 1 tsp pure vanilla ¼ tsp sea salt
Combine all ingredients in a bowl except for the coconut. Add in coconut and stir until well combined. Form into small mounds and place in freezer for 30 minutes before serving. Store in refrigerator. GG: Chef’s Salty Chocolate Balls ¼ cup hempseed ½ cup cacao powder 2 Tbsp spirulina 2 Tbsp coconut oil 3 Tbsp local raw honey Pinch of sea salt 1 tsp vanilla bean powder or dash of vanilla extract
Mix thoroughly, roll into balls and cool off in the fridge. For added excitement, roll them in coconut flakes before the fridge. Sylvia Haskvitz, MA, RD, holds a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics and a master’s degree in speech and communication studies, with a focus on interpersonal and intercultural communication. She is a certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication and the author of Eat By Choice, Not By Habit (EatByChoice.net) and contributing author to Healing Our Planet, Healing Ourselves.
potato chips or chocolate chip cookies are necessary to help us feel good again. Handling emotions without turning to food can be a knotty problem, health professionals agree, involving interweaving physical, emotional and spiritual strands.
Food & Mood Solutions for Emotional Eating by Judith Fertig
stressful day might have us seeking solace in ice cream, pizza or potato chips. Other times, we may feel a second donut or another high-calorie treat is our reward for a task well done. Occasional food indulgences are one of life’s pleasures, but habitually eating in response to our emotions can cause weight gain and health problems.
Core Issues “Emotional hunger represents an appetite, craving or desire to eat in the absence of true physiological hunger cues,” explains Julie Simon, author of The Emotional Eater’s Repair Manual: A Practical Mind-Body-Spirit Guide for Putting an End to Overeating and Dieting. “Emotional hunger often feels the same as physical hunger,” she adds, yet it might represent an unconscious longing for pleasure, calm, comfort, excitement or distraction. It can also have a physiological basis. A 2011 study from the University of Leuven, in Belgium, shows that stomach-based hormones can connect directly to the brain, setting up cravings for sugary and fatty foods, suggesting that we are hardwired to want the foods that provide the greatest number of calories in the smallest quantities. Sugary, starchy, salty and fatty foods also push the brain’s “reward” button, prompting the production of more dopamine, the neurotransmitter of pleasure and well-being. Dr. Pam Peeke, Ph.D., author of The Hunger Fix: The Three-Stage Detox and Recovery Plan for Overeating and Food Addiction, maintains that these foods also create a difficult-to-break addiction cycle. According to Peeke, an assistant clinical professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, in Baltimore, the more high-calorie foods we eat, the more we need the “high” they produce. Soon, increased amounts of foods like cheeseburgers,
One solution is to simply pay attention to what our body is saying. Are we truly feeling hunger pangs? “When we eat in the absence of hunger cues, regularly choose unhealthy comfort foods or continue eating when we’re already full, something is out of balance,” observes Simon at OvereatingRecovery.com. Identifying “trigger” foods might also enlighten us, advises Peeke. “You’re out of control if you have a particular food in your hand and you can’t just enjoy it, walk away and say, ‘Ahh, that was wonderful.’ Life’s okay without that particular food.” The key is being smart about which foods we need to eliminate and which ones will help us feel good and enjoy an overall better quality of life. “When you follow a plant-based, unprocessed, whole foods eating plan, your body chemistry becomes balanced and your biochemical signals (hunger, cravings and fullness) work well,” explains Simon. “Each time you eat, you feel satisfied and balanced, physically and emotionally.”
Emotional Underpinnings Once we understand the physical component of emotional hunger, we can address the feelings that cause it. Most famous for their Rescue Remedy herbal and floral drops that help soothe anxiety, Bach Flower Essences recently created an Emotional Eating Support Kit that includes homeopathic essences of crabapple, cherry plum and chestnut bud. They maintain that four daily doses can help us think clearly and calmly when we fear losing control, plus objectively observe mistakes and learn from them. Some feelings, however, can’t be “gentled” away. “Soothe the small stuff, grieve the big stuff,” Simon advises. Experiencing abandonment, betrayal, domination or violation may require therapy. Lesser stressors can often be soothed by music, being outdoors, talking to a friend, taking a warm bath, walking, meditative yoga or pausing to pray—instead of eating. “No matter how sophisticated or wise or enlightened you believe you are, how you eat tells all,” maintains Geneen Roth, author of Women, Food, and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything. “Your world is on your plate.” Roth came to terms with her own food addictions and now leads retreats to help others do the same. When we begin to understand what prompts us to use food to numb or distract ourselves, the process takes us deeper into realms of spirit and to the bright center of our lives, says Roth. She urges us to be present in the moment and to use good food as a sort of meditation. Notice the beautiful greens in the salad and bless the farmer that grew them. It’s one path to realizing the essence of food that’s good for us is a blessing we deserve. Award-winning cookbook author Judith Fertig blogs at AlfrescoFoodAndLifestyle.blogspot.com.
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hen someone is suffering, it can be agonizing just to listen—we feel compelled to jump in with advice or stories of our own trials, filling any awkward space or moments of silent air with word upon word. The first rule of empathy, however, is listening in silence. Miki Kashtan, writing for the Tikkun Daily interfaith blog, points out that giving our full presence is the most important step in practicing true empathy, and it doesn’t require us to utter a thing: “There is a high correlation between one person’s listening presence and the other person’s sense of not being alone, and this is communicated without words. We can be present with someone whose language we don’t understand, who speaks about circumstances we have never experienced or whose reactions are baffling to us. It’s a soul orientation and intentionality to simply be with another.” When we achieve full presence, empathic understanding follows, Kashtan continues. “Full empathic presence includes the breaking open of our heart to take in another’s humanity. We listen to their words and their story, and allow ourselves to be affected by the experience of what it would be like. “Then we understand. Empathic understanding is different from empathic presence. We can have presence
across any barrier, and it’s still a gift. If we also understand, even without saying anything, I believe the other person’s sense of being heard increases, and they are even less alone with the weight of their experience.” There are signs that empathy might be on the decline, with narcissism elbowing it out of our modern lives. As reported in the Utne Reader, University of Michigan Psychologist Sara Konrath, Ph.D., found that empathy levels among college students measured on the Interpersonal Reactivity Index plummeted between 1979 and 2009. The greatest drops were in empathic concern and perspective-taking—the ability to imagine another person’s point of view. But don’t yet lament the death of human compassion. According to scientific studies, empathy is built into us. In recent research at the University of Southern California, Professor Lisa Aziz-Zadeh, Ph.D., pinpointed where and how the brain generates empathy, regarding it as a naturally occurring emotion. “It appears that both the intuitive and rationalizing parts of the brain work in tandem to create the sensation of empathy,” Aziz-Zadeh told The Times of India. “People do it automatically.” However we get to that utterly tuned-in, selfless state of empathy, providing a listening ear, giving our full presence and being moved by another can be gifts not only to the others, but to ourselves, as well. Concludes Kashtan, “Allowing into our heart the other person’s suffering doesn’t mean we suffer with them, because that means shifting the focus of our attention to our own experience. Rather, it means that we recognize the experience as fully human, and behold the beauty of it in all its aspects, even when difficult.” Margret Aldrich is a former associate editor of Utne Reader.
Expect Whole-Body Functional Fitness by Michael R. Esco
CrossFit, a strength and conditioning program used by the military over the past decade, is growing in popularity with recreational athletes.
hile most traditional exercise plans target a specific area of fitness—like jogging for cardiovascular health or weightlifting for strength—CrossFit focuses on all of them by combining many types of exercise. A typical mixture might include weightlifting, gymnastics, aerobics and explosive plyometrics, energetic and fast-acting movements that improve strength and speed. The goal is to enable the body to respond to many different and sometimes competing stimuli. “CrossFit training prepares the body not only for the unknown, but for the unknowable, as well,” explains Greg Glassman, founder of CrossFit. Due to its nonspecific nature, this approach may not be best for an athlete focusing exclusively on one sport. “While it may not help you become an elite marathoner, this can be an effective training regimen for those interested in broad-based, functional fitness,” advises Bob LeFavi, Ph.D., a certified strength and conditioning specialist, senior coach for USA Weightlifting and professor of sports medicine at Armstrong Atlantic State University, in Savannah, Georgia. The program requires disciplined workouts three to five days a week in an intense circuit format with little rest. This allows the practitioner to finish in five to 30 minutes, depending upon his or her current fitness level and the day’s plan.
Nuts and Bolts A free Workout of the Day (WOD) is posted daily on CrossFit.com. WODs generally involve exercises using combinations of Olympic weights, dumbbells, kettlebells, medicine balls, gymnastic rings, climbing ropes, jump ropes and rowing machines. Bodyweight-only exercises such as push-ups, sit-ups and pull-ups are commonly included. Most WODs are named for women or fallen military heroes. Here are a few examples. Cindy – as many rounds as possible of five pull-ups, 10 push-ups and 15 body32
weight squats within 20 minutes Angie – 100 pull-ups, 100 pushups, 100 sit-ups and 100 bodyweightonly squats with in-between breaks Murph – a one-mile run, followed by 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 bodyweight squats and another one-mile run; advanced athletes do it all wearing a 20-pound vest The objective is to beat one’s own overall best time with each workout. “CrossFit training is unique in that it rarely schedules rest periods, unless specified as part of the WOD,” says Brian Kliszczewicz, a CrossFit researcher and Ph.D. student of exercise physiology at Auburn University, in Alabama. “Your fitness level will determine the length, intensity and duration of each WOD.” Kliszczewicz’ recent research found that CrossFit subjects expended more than 250 calories on average during 20 minutes of the Cindy workout. Any WOD can be done at home with the proper equipment, a base level of physical fitness and knowing how to properly execute each exercise. Consulting with a coach can help; be sure to ask for credentials and references, including education and experience in sports science and conditioning. Glassman also suggests visiting one of 5,000 CrossFit affiliates worldwide; warehouse-like facilities that are unlike traditional fitness centers in that they don’t have lots of machines. Instead, the only equipment available is what’s necessary for conducting WODs. Workouts are completed in groups, with participants usually performing the same exercises, directed by a CrossFit coach trained to observe individual technique. Because athletes like to compete with themselves and others, they can post their personal bests for each WOD on the CrossFit website.
as one is becoming increasingly tired, increasing the risk of injury to a joint or muscle. Beginners, seniors and anyone out of shape or with a previous injury or health condition needs to take additional precautions; basic guidelines for physical activity are published by the American College of Sports Medicine at Tinyurl.com/BasicExerciseGuidelines. It’s important to start slow and gradually increase the intensity of workouts. “Personal safety is always a major factor that must to be considered when selecting any exercise regimen,” remarks Williford. Requirements for starting to practice CrossFit exercises include a base level of sufficient physical strength to handle the demands, which may be achieved by first following a less intense plan. Always check with a physician before starting any exercise program. Michael R. Esco, Ph.D., is an associate professor of exercise science versed in sports medicine and director of the Human Performance Laboratory at Auburn University at Montgomery, AL.
Injury Risk Professor Henry N. Williford, EdD, a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and department head of Physical Education and Exercise Science at Auburn University at Montgomery, cautions, “Make sure the staff at a CrossFit affiliate is appropriately trained to deal with emergencies; at a minimum, they should be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid.” Let the coach know of any discomfort or pain during a workout. As an intense workout progresses, many CrossFit exercises can be performed NaturalTucson.com
Courting Marriage Success Relationship Expert Stephanie Coontz Shares Go-To Guidelines by S. Alison Chabonais
tephanie Coontz, professor of history and family studies at The Evergreen State College, in Olympia, Washington, shares her learned perspective in an intriguing oeuvre of books—Marriage, A History: How Love Conquered Marriage; The Way We Never Were; The Way We Really Are; and A Strange Stirring. She’s also co-chair and director of public education at the University of Miami’s research-based nonprofit Council on Contemporary Families. As a speaker, she shares good news on marriage, based on her extensive study and observations.
Is marriage becoming passé? While marriage as an institution is less powerful than it used to be, people have higher expectations of marriage as a relationship. Precisely because most Americans no longer feel they have to marry, they are more specific about what they want from it. When a marital relationship works today, it is fairer, more intimate, more mutually beneficial and less prone to violence than ever before. Yet, individuals are less willing to stay in a relationship that doesn’t confer these benefits.
Which qualities do people most desire in a mate today? The old model of married love held that opposites attract. Men wanted mates that were pliable and nurturing; women wanted men that were ambitious, powerful and protective. The new model is based on similarities of interests and talents. While some 34
women are still attracted to men that are richer, taller, more powerful and slightly scary, and some men still want an admiring, yielding woman, the trend favors valuing more individualized traits. In a reversal from 40 years ago, men are much less interested in a partner’s cooking and housekeeping than in her intelligence, humor and accomplishments. Women value a mate that shares household chores more than one that is a high earner. (See more results of a Pew Research Center survey at Tinyurl.com/PewTrends.)
What guidelines foster a rewarding marriage? Be truly interested in your partner’s ideas and activities; take pride in their achievements; use endearments or offer tactile affection without being asked; have a sense of humor about differences; and never let irritation or anger slide into contempt.
How can small, daily interactions contribute to intimacy? We all have moments when we are irritated, angry or emotionally or intellectually unresponsive. A mate will tolerate these as long as he or she trusts you to be loving and attentive most of the time. It’s an emotional line of credit—each partner needs to keep replenishing the reserves of trust and good will, rather than drawing them down. Psychologist and researcher John Gottman, Ph.D., suggests people need about five positive interactions
for every negative one in an intimate relationship. It’s less the occasional over-the-top gesture and more the regular, small deposits that count—a few words of appreciation, a loving touch, an expression of sexual attraction. If we have trouble remembering to regularly express appreciation, we may do better by asking, “What would have been harder about this day if my partner wasn’t in my life?”
shared interests and leisure activities, rather than specialized work roles, increasingly serve as the glue of marriage. Play takes people off the work-centric treadmill and introduces novelty into the relationship. Spending leisure time with others also produces higher levels of happiness than cocooning, according to the GallupHealthways Well-Being Index. So make it a double-date night.
Why do the new realities of marriage emphasize play over work?
How do current and potential partners benefit from game changers—from cell phones to the Internet?
Successful marriages used to depend upon specialization. Men and women couldn’t substitute for one another in accomplishing tasks. A typical woman couldn’t support herself financially; a typical man didn’t know how to feed himself, do laundry or manage childrearing. Even if couples didn’t share many mutual interests, the partners often took pleasure in being indispensable. Now women can support themselves and men cook and clean. Thus,
The Internet makes it easier to meet partners. Once in a partnership, technology can help daily tasks get accomplished efficiently, leaving more leisure time. It also allows us to check in with each other while apart. But e-devices are no substitute for face time. The best way to nurture a relationship is to unplug from the grid and plug into real life. I see many couples reinvigorated by each other’s company after a few hours together
engaged in a fun outdoor recreational activity. For relevant articles and interviews, visit StephanieCoontz.com. S. Alison Chabonais is the national editor of Natural Awakenings magazines.
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Spa Open House Celebration – 12pm-5pm. Relax and enjoy a free mini facial. All natural cruelty free products. Snacks, beverages and fun. RSVP for facial appt. Free. Campus Area, 2660 W Calle Cuero De Vaca. 520-743-1249. Trudyemail@example.com. BeautiPage.com/TrudyErickson.
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Michael Harner’s The Way of the Shaman – 9:30am-5pm. Feb 2-3. Experience core shamanism, shamanic journeys, shamanic states of consciousness, and more. Instructor: Melissa Dawahare, ND, Foundation for Shamanic Studies Faculty. Register online. $250. Best Western Inn of Tempe, 670 N Scottsdale Rd, Tempe. 480-9938249. Shamanism@DrMeliss.com. DrMelissa. com/fssbasic.html. Introduction to a Revolutionary Method of Healing Chronic Pain – 11am-12:15pm. Simple exercises that promote ideal posture. With bones in proper position, muscle and joint injuries are no longer irritated and long-term healing can occur. Free. Ananda Center of Tucson, 1002 E Prince Rd. 520-299-9309. ElizabethLMason@yahoo.com. AnandaArizona.org. R’s Raw Kitchen Beginning Series – 11am1pm. Feb 2, 9, 16, 23. Series of 4 classes teaches basic raw food skills. Enjoy a hands-on learning experience in the kitchen. Share the magic around the table eating the food you’ve made. Register at Rawkitchen.co. $135. R’s Kitchen. 520-256-1663.
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Benefits of Animal Reiki – 1-2:15pm. Join Andra’s Animal Reiki Therapy at The Center for Advanced Energy Therapeutics for this presentation by Andra S. Ewton. RSVP Required. 1976 N Kolb Rd. Free. 520882-0292. AndraART@cox.net. AndraART.com
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 TEA AND EMPATHY 8:30-10am
Healthful breakfast and group empathy. Connect with yourself and others, confront niggles and receive support to find your own clarity in a safe and supportive environment. $20-$30 requested donation. For exact address: Silgiraffe@gmail.com.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7 Tula Wellness Open House Reception – 4:30-7:30pm. An integrative health center devoted to women’s wellness. Hourly demos & prizes, healthy snacks, and wine. Come join us and see what the buzz is all about. Free. Tula Wellness, 2200 E River Rd. 520-577-1129. Tulawellnesspllc@gmail.com. TulaWellnessMD.com.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8 Lilias-The Joy is in the Journey – Feb 8-10. Join America’s most renowned Yoga teacher, Lilias Folan. Please see website for times. Price varies: $35-$200. Yoga Connection, 3929 E Pima. 520-323-1222. YogaConnection.org. Radiant Health with Sue Ferguson – 2-4pm. Energize and inspire your life as a multidimensional being on all levels – physical, energetic, emotional and spiritual in this special all-levels yoga class. $35. Yoga Connection, 3929 E. Pima. 520-323-1222. YogaConnection.org.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9 Sharing Nature Walk – 10am-12:30pm. Tune into the subtleties of our surroundings and leave with a deeper appreciation of the wonders of nature. Bring sack lunch plus one item to share. For all ages. Free. Ananda Center of Tucson, 1002 E Prince Rd. 520-299-9309. firstname.lastname@example.org. AnandaArizona.org. Self Mastery Classes –10am-2pm. Discover Self - Understand and develop your innate clairvoyant, clairaudient, clairsentient abilities. Explore ways to create sacred space and enhance your energy field to prevent feeling drained by others. $55. Journey To Healing, 3245 E Mountainaire Dr. 520-825-4645. JourneyToHealing.com. Native American Spirit and Yoga with Tony Redhouse – 1-2:30pm. “East meets West” in this all-levels class, combining Yoga and Native American Traditions, leading you through the 4 Directions. $30. Yoga Connection, 3929 E. Pima. 520-323-1222. YogaConnection.org.
“A TAPESTRY OF WATER-BASED TECHNIQUES” SATURDAY 9,16,23 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. “Acrylic Paint Intensive” SUNDAY, FEB. 17 10-4 p.m. Visual Arts Classes at Heart to Hand Studio with teaching-artist, Carolyn King. Nurturing, informative, fun & flexible classes designed to support participants to deepen connection with Creative Spirit, intuition, color & imagery. SoulCollage Creativity – 1:30-5pm. Step into SoulCollage, an intuitive collage process for self-discovery. Create your own deck of cards-each collage card representing one aspect of your soul. Register: CreateNewLight.com. $40. Expressive Arts Studio. 520-906-7542. Inspire@artsfortheheart.com.
Animal Wellness Workshop – 2-4pm. Enhance your relationships with your animals and learn to help them energetically with behavioral and wellness issues. Call to register. $30 in advance, $35 at door. Kismet Boutique, 2627 E Broadway Blvd. 520-245-4214. JudyFerrig@comcast.net. HopeAnimalShelter.net/category/events.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10 MTMT Film: Genetic Roulette – 1:30-3:30pm. Genetically engineered foods are major contributors to rising disease rates, gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, inflammatory diseases, and infertility. $5. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco, Tucson. 520-303-6042. Molly.email@example.com. UnityTus.com.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 Taize Meditation – 5:45pm. Join us for a candlelit meditative time of silence, song and sacred readings. February’s theme: Freedom. Free. Unity Spiritual Center of Peace, 1551 S Eastside Loop #121. 520-546-3696. Info@unitychurchofpeaceaz.com. UnityChurchOfPeaceAZ.com.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 World Sound Healing Day 2013 – 12-1pm. Cocreate a tonal wave of intentionalized sound and love. Attend or create an event in Tucson or online at Templeofsacredsound.org. Free. Worldwide anytime. 520-358-0575. ChantingRiver@gmail.com. HealingSounds.com. TIES Guest Speaker: Dr. Lupita Kirklin – 6:30p8:30pm. A clinical psychologist specializing in Jungian dream work. Kirklin shares her two near-death experiences. Suggested $5. Unity of Tucson, 3617 Camino Blanco, Tucson. 520-3952365. TucsonAZ@iands.org. TucsonIANDS.org.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 Peace Across the Planet Gathering – 7:309:30pm. The embodied agents of this offering are Shiva Lingam Stones when placed vertically on the Earth create peace for all forms of life. Welcome peace into your journey on Mother Earth. Free. 6761 N Harran Dr, Tucson. 520-400-9364. Nelson@lastonetherapy.com. PeaceAcrossThePlanet.org.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 How to Be a Savvy Non-GMO Consumer – 10am-12:15pm. Shopping and eating out presentation, presented by the GMO Free Project of Tucson. Free. Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E River Rd, NE corner of River & Craycroft. 520-481-1128. Info@gmofreetucson.org. GMOFreeTucson.org. Reiki Level I – 12-5pm. Reiki enables you to raise your frequency and well being of loved ones and pets on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. $10. New Moon Haven, 16256 N Oracle Rd, Catalina. 520-245-4214. JudyFerrig@comcast.net. ReikiTucson.com. Aromatherapy Workshop – 1-3:30pm. Join Aromatherapist Marcey DiCaro as she shares the essential oils that help us to heal and can aid us in resisting illness. Take home a small bottle of oil. $35. the Essential Alchemist. 520-490-4149. TheEssentialAlchemist.com.
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Tea Party & Tea Reading Fundraiser– 2-4pm. Recieve a Tea Reading and keep the tea cup. Finger food, door prize, trivia games, prize for the best hat and musical entertainment. RSVP. Only ten spots available. $35. Church of Mankind, 1231 S Van Buren Ave. 520-461-2910. ChurchofMankind@msn.com.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17 Local Flower Essence – 2-4pm. Essences are subtle vibrational remedies that address emotional, spiritual, and mind-body issues. The Desert Heals essences are made locally, following kosher guidelines. Free samples. Free. Aqua Vita Natural Food Market, 2801 N Country Club. 520-881-2534. Deborah@deborahmayaan.com. DeborahMayaan.com.
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Being Centered – 10am-2pm. Learn valuable exercises to stay centered and balanced in daily life, plus prevent absorbing others emotions or issues and what to do if you already have. $55. Journey To Healing, 3245 E Mountainaire Dr. 520-825-4645. JourneyToHealing.com.
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Tea & Empathy – 8:30-10am. See Feb 5 description. $20-$30 requested donation. For exact address: Silgiraffe@gmail.com.
Intro to Quantum Lightweaving – 6:30-9pm. Join creator Kenji Kumara in this Intro Workshop. Experience the limitless possibilities and the healing wave of the quantum field. Collapse beliefs and programs. Must register. $30. 520-490-4149. Sites.Google.com/site/qltucson2.
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Movie Night- 7 Days in Utopia – 5:45pm. Movie: 6pm (open 5:40pm). Join us for this free showing. Light refreshments for small charge. Free. Unity Spiritual Center of Peace, 1551 S Eastside Loop #121. 520-546-3696. Info@unitychurchofpeaceaz.com. UnityChurchOfPeaceAZ.com.
AIWC 4th Tuesday Networking Evening – 6-8pm. Dr. Mark Pirtle presents “How Your Story Makes You Sick.” Networking. Presentation. Dinner by Chef Sharon Eaker. Prepay online. AIWC members $20, others $25. Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation, 3182 N Swan Rd. 520-322-0832. Robin@robinpeel.com. AZIntegrative.org.
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 Trottin’ Into Spring Arts and Crafts Show – 9am3pm. Join the Tucson Arts and Crafts Association at their annual Spring Arts and Crafts show featuring more than 25 local artists presenting a wide range of hand crafted art. Free. La Posada Lodge and Casitas, 5900 N Oracle Rd. 520-797-1751. Judy24k@cox.net. TucsonArtsAndCrafts.org. Wellness Day – 12:30-5:15pm. Experience healing modalities. Life Coaching, EFT, Hypnosis, Massage, Spiritual Constellations, Cranial-Sacral Therapy, Aroma Therapy, Acupuncture, Soul Level Healing, Vibrational Remedies and more. Register U n i t i c s @ q . c o m . F r e e . U n i t y o f Tu c son, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-303-6042. Molly.firstname.lastname@example.org. UnityTus.com. Sacred Space And Time Lines-Travel to the Past and the Future – 1-3pm. The universe is a place of love and miracles. By learning to travel your timeline, you can travel to your past and future and make choices in your highest good. $10. Spirits Child, SE Corner of River/Orange Grove. 520-245-4214. JudyFerrig@comcast.net. OpenPathways-EnergyandCommunication.com. Self-Mastery Program – 1-4pm. First of 6 classes. Clear density that may be blocking your light, create an energetic matrix to work with your guidance team while enhancing self -awareness. $38. Journey To Healing, 3245 E Mountainaire Dr. 520-825-4645. JourneyToHealing.com. Psychic Fair – 2-5pm. Variety of readings offered: spiritual one on one, crystal ball, abstract art, psychometry, sea shells, tarot cards and tea readings. $20 /15 min reading. Church Of Mankind, 1231 S Van Buren Ave. 520-461-2910. ChurchofMankind@msn.com. Cool Night of Hot Music: The Redhouse Family Jazz Band – 7-9pm. Six siblings create music influenced by Latin, fusion and contemporary jazz as well as R&B, funk, folk and traditional American Indian sounds. $15/$20. Abounding 38
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 Bio Touch Practitioner Training Informational Talk – 6-7pm. Includes question and answer segment. Free informal get together to learn about Bio Touch and practitioner training. Free. Bio Touch Center, 5634 E Pima St. 520-751-7751. JustTouch.com.
planahead SATURDAY, MARCH 2 Plant Based Nation Spring Conference – 8am6pm. Featuring a lineup of physicians, chefs, inspirational speakers & more. Advanced online registration required. $50 includes plant based breakfast/ lunch. Scottish Rite Center, 160 Scott Ave, Tucson. 928-254-9023. Angelaparker.email@example.com. PlantBasedNation.com. Sacred Art Course – 10am-5pm. Gen Lingpur will introduce the iconographic principles of sacred Buddhist art. No prior art experience is necessary and everyone will complete a painting of the face of Buddha. $60, includes vegetarian lunch. Kadampa Meditation Center, AZ, 1701 E Miles St, Tucson. 520-441-1617. Info@meditationintucson.org. MeditationInTucson.org/special-events/sacred-art/.
SUNDAY, MARCH 3 Benefits of Animal Reiki – 1-2:15pm. Join Andra’s Animal Reiki Therapy at The Center for Advanced Energy Therapeutics for this presentation by Andra S. Ewton. RSVP Required. 1976 N Kolb Rd. Free. 520-882-0292. AndraART@cox.net. AndraART.com The Soul Radiance Retreat – March 7-10. Join Hay House author Sarah McLean for a meditation retreat. Strengthen your soul connection with gentle flow yoga, self-discovery exercises, silent and guided meditations.For more information call
SUNDAY, MARCH 10
CSLT Tucson Festival of Books – Join Center for Spiritual Living Tucson at the Tucson Festival of Books where we will be featuring Phoenix author, Rev Karen Russo as well as several of own authors, including Rev. Don Chatfield. Free. University of Arizona. TucsonCSL.org. Reiki Master Class and Teacher Training – 10am-6pm. Go deeper and move to a new level of healing. Learn to teach and initiate others to Divine healing energies of Usui Reiki. With Lucia Maya, Reiki Master/Teacher. $600. Luminous Adventures Transformational Healing, E Hampton St. 520-204-6280. Lucia@luminousadventures.com. LuminousAdventures.com.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14 TIES Guest Speaker: Dr Eben Alexander III – 6:30-8:30pm. Dr. Eben Alexander shares his astounding death experience. Recommended $5. Jewish Community Center, 3800 E River Rd. 520-3952365. TucsonAZ@iands.org. TucsonIANDS.org.
THURSDAY, MARCH 21 TIES Guest Speaker: Anita Moorjani – 6:308:30pm. Projected to have only hours to live in the final stage of cancer, she crossed over and came back to share what she learned. Suggested $5. Jewish Community Center, 3800 E River Rd. 520-395-2365. TucsonAZ@iands.org. TucsonIANDS.org.
FRIDAY, MARCH 22 Mastermind Group for Small Business Owners – Coaching Solutions for Business is creating a safe community with other likeminded business owners to support, authentically share and grow your business to 6 figures and beyond. 5 spots available for start date of Apr. 25. Gail Benton, 520-296-5695, Gail@coachingsolutionsforbusiness.com.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23 Self-Mastery Program – 1-4pm. Ease the burdens of the heart by transforming grief and depression on all levels allowing the heart to open to gratitude and the ability to love. $38. Journey To Healing, 3245 E Mountainaire Dr. 520-825-4645. JourneyToHealing.com.
SATURDAY, APRIL 6 Michael Harner’s The Way of the Shaman – 9:30am-5pm. Apr 6-7. Experience core shamanism, shamanic journeys, shamanic states of consciousness, and more. Instructor: Melissa Dawahare, ND, Foundation for Shamanic Studies Faculty. $250. La Quinta Inn & Suites Tucson Airport, 7001 S Tucson Blvd. 480-993-8249. Shamanism@drmelissa.com. DrMelissa.com/fssbasictucson.html.
MEDITATION AND NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION Saturday, April 6, 9 AM - 4:30 and Sunday, April 7, 11 AM - 4:30 PM In this workshop, we weave Mindfulness and Nonviolent (Compassionate) Communication together to embody the practice of being present in each moment. In our busy lives, these practices support us in pausing which allows us to be mindful of our choices in the way we connect with ourselves and others.Visit EatByChoice.net for more information or email Silgiraffe@gmail.com.
Fee for classifieds is $1 per word per month. To place listing, email content to Holly@NaturalTucson.com. Deadline is the 15th of the month. ANIMAL COMMUNICATION AND ENERGY HEALING Better understand your animal to enhance your relationship, address behavioral issues, learn what your pet needs to be healthy. Judy Ferrig, M.S., 520-245-4214, OpenPathways-EnergyandCommunication.com.
PART-TIME COLON HYDROTHERAPIST wanted. Certification, communication & marketing skills, nutrition & detox knowledge and managerial skills required. Sheila Shea, Intestinal Health Institute. 520-325-9686 or Intestines@SheilaShea.com.
HYPNOTHERAPY AND BIOSLIFE SLIM, a combination that works together for weight loss success. FocusedWellnessSolutions.com. Rrking.myunicity.net.
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NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION; TOOLS FOR MEDIATORS, MANAGERS AND TEACHERS
LASTONE THERAPY The Original Hot and Cold stone massage. Coupled with massage, Shiatsu, Reiki, toning and crystals, Mary takes you on a journey. Mary Nelson, 520-400-9364. Nelson@LaStoneTherapy.com, LaStoneTherapy.com.
Saturday, April 27, 9 - 5 and Sunday, April 28, 11-5
MASSAGE MARKETING presentation, $25. Eighteen years experience. Call Joanne for scheduling, 520-904-6219.
Unique skills to listen deeply and to articulate back the message to the speakers satisfaction. Why is this important? Prevent conflict, increase efficiency, greater connection, more understanding and lots easier. And learn to say what you mean with clarity. Visit: OurFamilyServices.org, look under training & workshops for more information.
MEETING ROOM for presentations, groups, workshops, etc. Midtown, off-street parking. Modest rates. Lotus Massage & Wellness Center, 2850 E Grant, 520326-7700, LotusTucson.com.
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MEETING ROOM AND PRACTITIONER ROOMS for rent at SpiritsChild Metaphysical Center, Orange Grove and Thornydale. SpiritsChild, 520-744-4402.
ORIGINAL RELAX THE BACK HUMAN TOUCH PC95 POWER PERFECT CHAIR FOR SALE.
Great for body, back and spine relief in the comfort of your own home. Reduces pressure on the spine and back. Promotes circulation and deep relaxation. Excellent condition. Brand new price $3,250. Email Marie. Miyashiro@elucity.com, text or call 520-869-4363.
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TREATMENT ROOMS/SEMINAR SPACE available in cooperative healing center for healing practice/workshops. Many rental options available. Karen, 520-940-0486. 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. VISUAL ARTS CLASSES at Heart to Hand Studio with teaching-artist, Carolyn King. Nurturing, informative, fun & flexible, classes are designed to support participants to deepen connection with color, line, and imagery. CarolynKingArts.com.
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2 full time practitioner spaces are available. $600 a month each or both negotiable, Includes covered parking, brochure space, promotion on website, utilities, WIFI, fax/copy machine, main phone and repairs/maintenance. Work with a great group of established health care providers! Contact Zach at 520-232-4585 for further details. 500 + SQ FT of carpeted beautiful teaching space includes ample parking, chairs and conference tables at WellnessFirst!, 3861 N First Ave. $20 per hour. Various times and days available. Zach, 520-209-1755.
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ongoingevents sunday Miracle Marketplace – Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market – 8am-12pm. Fresh organic produce, artisans, psychic readings, and more. New vendors always welcome. Ample parking. Monterey Court, 505 W Miracle Mile at 14th Ave. 520-207-2429 x 2. Marketplace@MontereyCourtAZ.com. MontereyCourtAZ.com. A Metaphysical Approach to The Bible – 9am & 11am, services. What were the deeper meanings that Jesus meant? Child care both services. Youth program at 11am. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. Info: 520-577-3300. Community Meditation – 9-9:45am. Also Mon, 7-8pm. Various styles of meditation are offered. Open to beginning meditators and experienced ones looking for a sangha to meditate with. Free. Yoga Connection, 3929 E Pima. 520-323-1222. YogaConnection.org. Meditation: Self-Realization Fellowship – 9-10am & 6-8pm. Tucson Meditation Group. Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi, in 1920. Self-Realization Fellowship: Tucson Meditation Group, 1702 E Prince Rd, Ste 140. 520-792-6544. Yogananada-srf.org. TucsonMeditationGroup.com. Tucson Farmers’ Market at St. Philips Plaza – 9am-1pm. Organic produce, fresh baked goods, custom blended teas, fresh roasted coffees, range-fed meats, gourmet soups and sauces, tamales and more. Intersection of River & Campbell. 520-882-2157. Mystic Messengers Psychic Fair – 9am-4pm. 1st Sun (2nd Sun if a holiday). Readers, healers, intuitives, vendors. Admission free. Readings and healings: $20 for 15 mins. Windmill Suites, St Philip’s Plaza (Campbell & River). 520-742-9905. ReadersAndHealers.com. Ai Chi – 10am. With Connie Seddon. Connect to your source with moving meditation in warm saltwater. Let go stress, pain, grief. Remember love, freedom, joy. $15/class. Santa Rita Springs. 520-324-6616. AquaticRelaxation.com. Center for Spiritual Living Tucson’s Sunday Celebration Services – 10am, meditation; 10:30-11:30am, service. Nickerson Auditorium, 3231 N Craycroft Rd, 85712. 520-319-1042, Admin@TucsonCSL.org, TucsonCSL.org. Service: Self-Realization Fellowship – 10-11am. Tucson Meditation Group. Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi, in 1920. Self-Realization Fellowship: Tucson Meditation Group, 1702 E Prince Rd, Ste 140. 520-792-6544. Yogananada-srf.org. TucsonMeditationGroup.com. Advice for Life and Prayers for World Peace – 10-11:30am. Learn how to put Buddha’s teaching to use in our normal busy lives. Each week you receive teachings on a different practical topic along with prayers and meditation. Concurrent children’s class. By donation. Kadampa Meditation Center, 1701 E Miles Street, Tucson, AZ. 520-441-1617. firstname.lastname@example.org. MeditationInTucson.org/meditation-classes/weeklyclasses/kmc-sundays/. 40
Inspirational Services – 10am-2pm. Word of inspiration, healing, meditation, psychic messages. United Fellowship Chapel, 4718 E Hawthorne St. 520-327-0142. Science of Spirituality – 10am-2pm. New hours. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N 1st Ave. 520-209-1755. Unity Spiritual Center of Peace – 10:30-11:30am. Be your most magnificent self. Learn, laugh, sing, and celebrate Oneness in spiritual community. All are welcome. Sunday school for the kids. 1551 S Eastside Loop, Ste 121. 520-546-3696. Info@UnityChurchOfPeaceAZ.com. Community Interfaith Church – 10:45am, Visioning Meditation; 11am, Sunday Celebration. Teaching New Thought Spirituality for a new way of living. Rev. George Wrigley, Senior Minister. 6265 N La Canada, south of Orange Grove Rd, on west side of road. 520861-8734. CommunityInterfaithChurch.com. Sunday Service – 11am. Coffee & conversation, 10:30am. Celebrating the Unity of God and Man, Worship, Healing, Prophesy. The Temple of Universality. Masonic Temple, 3590 N. Country Club Rd., Country Club & Prince. Founder Rev. Betty Tatalajski: 520-884-5340. TempleOfUniversality@gmail.com. TheTempleOfUniversality.org. Yogananda Gathering – 11am. 3rd Sun. Attune to Yogananda’s teachings through chanting, meditation affirmations, readings and the beautiful Festival of Light ceremony.” Snack and fellowship follows. 1002 E Prince Rd. Elizabeth: 520-299-9309. AnandaArizona.org. Natural Way Wellness Spa Classes – 1pm. Offering amazing classes including Chakra Yoga, Essential Oils Skin Care, and more. Natural Way Wellness Spa, 329 E 7th St. For dates & class info: 520-882-8828. Church of Mankind Services – 2pm. Come to the healing chair and receive laying-on of hands or messages from your Angels and Guides during services. Church of Mankind, 1231 S Van Buren Ave. 520-461-2910, 520-790-7374. Sunday Feast and Festival – 5:30-8pm. Musical mantra chanting: 5:30pm. Spiritual discourse: 6pm. Ancient Arati ceremony consisting of music, chanting, and dancing: 6:30pm. Govinda’s legendary 7-course feast: 7pm. $3. Govinda’s Natural Foods, 711 E Blacklidge Dr. 520-792-0630. GovindasOfTucson.com. Meditation: Self-Realization Fellowship – 6-8pm. Tucson Meditation Group. Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi, in 1920. Self-Realization Fellowship: Tucson Meditation Group, 1702 E Prince Rd, Ste 140. 520-792-6544. Yogananada-srf.org. TucsonMeditationGroup.com. Desert Ashram -– 7pm. Also Thurs, 7pm. Immerse yourself in a beautiful and peaceful monastic center. Spiritual teachings of Swami Amar Jyoti, chanting, meditation, library, bookshop, walking paths. Free. Personal retreats available. Desert Ashram, 3403 W Sweetwater Dr. 520-743-0384.
monday Comedy Improv 101 – Build understanding of team-building, trust, speed, status, active listening, and agreement in comedy. 6 Mondays. Advance registration required. $150. Lotus Massage & Wellness Center, 2850 E Grant Rd. email@example.com. TucsonImprov.com. Morning and Evening Meditation – 7am & 7pm, Daily. Begin and end your day with Sanskrit chanting, worship and meditation. Free. Desert Ashram, 3403 W. Sweetwater Dr, 520-743-0384. Green Valley Farmers’ Market – 9am-1pm. Organic produce, organic meats and eggs, prepared food, baked items, body care products, coffee, teas, jams, jellies, soaps, artisans and live music. La Posada, Continental and S Park Centre Ave. Ed: 520-603-8116. Bio-Touch Sessions – 9am-5pm. Bio-Touch is an application of the universal principle “Love thy Neighbor,” as a means to alleviate pain, stress, and support good health. By donation. Bio-Touch Center, 5634 E Pima St. 520-751-7751. White Eagle World Healing Meditations – 1011am. A nice way to begin the week using White Eagle channeled books of Spiritual Unfoldment. Start any time. Free. Metaphysics World, 2559 E Broadway Blvd. 520-884-5340. Massage Special – 10am-6pm. 30 minute massage by licensed massage therapist Daniel Yrigoyen. 10 years of experience with deep tissue, mofascial, trigger point release, swedish & thai techiniques. $25. Natural Healing Care Center, 2272 E Speedway Blvd. 520-323-0069. firstname.lastname@example.org. NaturalHealingCareCenter.com. Aquatic Therapy Rehabilitation – 11:30am. Mon & Wed. With Carolyn Rashti, MS. Slow movements and breathing relieve pain, tension, depression and improve tone, circulation and endurance. 1st class free; $160/8 classes. Santa Rita Springs. 520-742-4292. AquaticTherapyTucson.com. Lymph Drainage – 1pm-5pm. Manual Lymph Drainage for immune system support and treatment of Lymphedema. Justine Robbins, Certified Lymphedema Therapist. $35-40. Arizona Oncology Northwest, 2070 W Rudasil, Ste 100, Tucson. 520-908-8907. Jrobtucson@live.com. Stillness Meditation Group – 1:30-2:30pm. For patients, families, staff and community. Free. Kiewit Auditorium Room 2951, The University of Arizona Cancer Center University Campus, 1515 N Campbell. Marsha Drozdoff, ACSW: 520-694-4605. Kathleen Pickrel, LMSW: 520-694-4786. Therapeutic Flow Yoga – 4:30-5:30pm. At Medicine Wheel Wellness Center. For pricing & to reserve a space: 520-743-7101. Qigong Class – 6-7pm. Taoist & Sufi Meditation, 7:15pm. A gentle practice that activates your body’s meridian pathways, loosens your joints, and clears/ moves stagnant chi. Pre-payment discounts available. Caritas Center for Healing, 330 E 16th St. Oliver: 520-881-0723 or OliversOasis7@gmail.com. Heart Rhythm Meditation Classes – 6:30pm. Coordinates the breath and heartbeat for physical, emotional and spiritual heart health. Works for heart conditions, stress reduction, emotional growth, spiritual attunement to higher levels of awareness. First 4 classes free. Register for location: Jeanie.Underwood@yahoo.com. InstituteForAppliedMeditation.org.
NW Global Chant – 6:30pm. 1st & 3rd Mon. Group Chanting from all spiritual traditions. No musical experience necessary. Free. Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 3601 W Cromwell Dr. 520-260-1515. 520-304-4812. Transformative Tao – 6:30-8pm. Weekly sessions following the wisdom of I Ching. Casting hexagrams, discussion of experiences, lecture series on Transformative Tao. $5. Bio-Touch Center, 5634 E Pima St. RSVP: 520-331-1956, TaoTime@DaleBruder.com. Modern Buddhism – 7-8:30pm. Class covers book “Modern Buddhism” by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, a detailed and practical commentary to Buddha’s teachings. Includes prayers and meditation. First class free/$10/ 5-class card $40. Kadampa Meditation Center, 1701 E Miles St, Tucson. 441-1617. email@example.com. MeditationInTucson.org/meditation-classes/weeklyclasses/north-central-tucson-mondays.
tuesday Community Food Bank Farmers’ Market – 8am12pm. Fresh food from AZ farmers, demonstrations and samples. Cash, food stamp benefits, AZ FMNP checks welcome. 3003 S Country Club. 520-622-0525. CommunityFoodBank.org. Peppermint Jim at the Farmers’ Markets – 9am1pm, Tues-Sun. Get real, farm-distilled mint. Tues: Rincon RV Resort West; Wed: Green Valley Farmers’ Market and Voyager RV Resort; Thurs: Rincon RV Resort East, Fr: Jesse Owens Park; Sat: Maynards Market; Sun: St. Philips Plaza. PeppermintJim.com. Elder Circles Without Walls – 10am. Telephone for homebound. The Wisdom Journey, a safe, respectful place for harvesting your life. A project of Center for Community Dialogue. Requires registration at OASIS. Fee. Oasis, 2099 E River Rd. Confirm meeting: 520-298-6542. DelJonesAZ@cox.net. OurFamilyServices.org. Belly Dancing for All Belly Types – 10-11am. As long as they’re women. $5/seniors 65+, $10/ others. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N First Ave. DeeAnn: 520-668-0039. Grief Recovery Outreach Program – 10-11:30am. 9-wk program. For anyone grieving a significant emotional loss. Only the first few meetings open to new participants. Materials fee: $15/book. Country Club of La Cholla on 8700 N La Cholla Blvd. Mary Kay LeFevour: 520-230-4450. Self-Realization Psyhic Dev class – 2-3pm. To know thy self and to develop your psychic skills. Donation. Unite Fellowship Chapel, 4718 E Hawthorne St, Tucson. 5203270142. DM60@aol.com. United-Fellowship-Chapel.com. Community Yoga – 2:30-3:30pm, Tues & Thurs. Begin, expand or enhance your yoga practice. All levels of experience welcome. Free. Yoga Connection, 3929 E Pima. 520-323-1222. YogaConnection.org. Ventana Plaza, Farmers’ Market – 3-7pm. Organic produce, organic meats and eggs, prepared food, baked items, body care products, coffee, teas, jams, jellies, soaps, artisans and live music. Sunrise & Kolb. 520-603-8116.
Certified Reiki Master/Life Coach – 4-7pm. Promote healing through stress reduction and relaxation. Learn new life skills and explore the possibilities. Practitioner, Sheryl Brown. $30/hr session by appt. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-907-8983. EnrichmentLifeCoaching.com. Energization, Chanting and Meditation – 5pm, West or 6pm, East. Practice techniques taught by Paramahansa Yogananda. Free. Two locations: West, 3009 N Gaia Place (Grant/Silverbell/Goret Rd), 520-743-1948. East, 4651 N Tierra Alta Dr (Catalina Hwy/Houghton). 520-607-7760. AnandaArizona.org. 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. Free. St. Francis in the Foothills, River & Swan, Rm 30. Loti: 520-490-5500. Yoga Flow – 6-7:15pm. Medicine Wheel Wellness Center, 4650 W Jojoba Dr, 85745. MedicineWheelWellnessCenter.com. East Central Global Chant – 6:30pm, 4th Tues. Group chanting from all spiritual traditions. No musical experience necessary. Free. Atria Valley Manor, 5549 E Lee. ActOnWisdom.com/Global-Chant.
Downtown Farmers’Market & Arts and Crafts Mercado – 8am-1pm. Wed & Thurs. Fresh fruits and vegetables; arts and crafts from local artists. South lawn of the Tucson-Pima Main Library, 101 N Stone Ave. 520-326-7810. Connected Warriors: Free Yoga for Vets – 9-10am. Yoga benefits the physical, mental and emotional levels of the body. An all-levels class reserved for military, active and retired, and their families. Beginners welcome. Yoga Connection, 3929 E Pima. 520-323-1222. YogaConnection.org. Rainbow Sun Qigong – 9-10am. This ancient Chinese mind-body-spirit healing practice lowers stress, boosts immune system, calms the mind, creates balance and harmony within. $7. Lotus Massage & Wellness Center, 2850 E Grant Rd. 520-760-0054. firstname.lastname@example.org. LotusTucson.com. Bio-Touch Sessions – 9am-5pm. Bio-Touch is an application of the universal principle “Love thy Neighbor,” as a means to alleviate pain, stress, and support good health. By donation. Bio-Touch Center, 5634 E Pima St, Tucson. 520-751-7751. Joyology of Yoga – 9:30-10:30am. With Rami Katz. $8/ class. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N 1st Ave. 520-209-1755. Rami: 520-405-4068.
Ascended Masters’ Introductory Classes – 6:308:30pm. Learn practical keys to open your heart and connect with your Individualized I AM Presence; the source of all of the Abundance you will ever need. 6105 E Grant Rd. 520-795-4147 TempleOfThePresence.org.
Silent 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. 1551 S Eastside Loop, Ste 121. 520-546-3696. Info@UnityChurchOfPeaceAZ.com.
Therapeutic Yin Yoga – 6:30-7:45pm. At Medicine Wheel Wellness Center. For pricing & to reserve a space: 520-743-7101.
Fun-Day Wednesday – 9:45-11:30am. Spiritualism/ Metaphysical Law, using fun, food and friends. Facilitated by Rev. Betty Talalajski. Start any time. Free. 520-884-5340.
Alice Bailey Books – 7pm. Reading of books channeled to Alice A. Bailey by Djwhal Khul. Facilitated by Rev. Inger Mason, followed by guided meditation. Start any time. Free. Details: 520-331-5252. Ganoderma Coffee – English Conference: 7pm. Learn more about Ganoderma. Consultant Luis & Alma Celaya invite you as their guest. Please announce your Luis & Alma Celaya’s guest and receive a free sample. Free. At the Kettle Restaurant, 748 W Starr past Blvd (22nd & I-10). 520-955-4398. Ganoderma Coffee – Spanish Conference: 7pm. Learn more about Ganoderma. Consultant Luis & Alma Celaya invite you as their guest. Please announce your Luis & Alma Celaya’s guest and receive a free sample. Free. At Los Portales Restaurant, 2615 S 6th Ave. 520-955-4398. Self-Realization Psychic Development Class – 7pm. United Fellowship Chapel, 4718 E Hawthorne St 85711. 520-327-0142. DM60@aol.com. United-fellowshipchapel.com. Oneness Deeksha Circle – 7-9pm. Transformational energy that leads to a permanent awakening: bliss, divine grace, immediate inner peace and more. Donation. Cactus Flower Wellness Center, 5813 N Oracle Rd. Jon Michael, certified trainer: 520-869-4982.
Aquatic Therapy Rehabilitation – 11:30am. Also Mon. With Carolyn Rashti, MS. Slow movements and breathing relieve pain, tension, depression and improve tone, circulation and endurance. 1st class free; $160/8 classes. Santa Rita Springs. 520-742-4292. AquaticTherapyTucson.com. Daytime Dharma – 1-2pm. Learn more about Buddhism, meditation and applying Buddhism in our daily lives followed by meditation on that topic. First class free/$10. Kadampa Meditation Center, AZ, 1701 E Miles, Tucson. 441-1617. email@example.com. MeditationInTucson. org/meditation-classes/weekly-classes/daytime-dharma/. Self-Realization Psyhic Dev class – 2-3pm. To know thy self and to develop your psychic skills. Donation. Unite Fellowship Chapel, 4718 E Hawthorne St, Tucson. 5203270142. DM60@aol.com. United-Fellowship-Chapel.com. Certified Reiki Master/Life Coach – 4-7pm. Promote healing through stress reduction and relaxation. Learn new life skills and explore the possibilities. Practitioner, Sheryl Brown. $30/hr session by appt. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-907-8983. EnrichmentLifeCoaching.com.
Global Chant – 6-7:15pm. Group Chanting from all spiritual traditions. No musical experience necessary. Free. Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church (Koch Chapel), 1200 N Campbell. ActOnWisdom.com/Global-Chant.
Healing Touch at Arizona Oncology Resource Center – A relaxing, nurturing energy therapy that assists in balancing the mind-body-spirit. Barbara Evans-Levine and other Certified Healing Touch Practitioners. Cancer Care Center, 2625 N Craycroft, Ste 100. 520-324-2840.
Free Tai Chi and Chi Kung – 6-7:30pm. Instruction in Wu Style Tai Chi Long Form and related Chi Kung; emphasis on whole-body movement. Non-violent self-defense. Free. Rm 30-31, Saint Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church, 4625 E River Rd. 520-795-8612, Dsrtdrgn@gmail.com.
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BaGua – 6-8pm. Join Tony DellaCroce for an experience in this ancient internal martial art practice. $10. Caritas Center for Healing, 330 E 16th St. Tony: Waterformed@msn.com. CaritasHealing.com. I Ching Mandalas & Transformative Tao – 6-8pm. Explore how I Ching mandalas can shape and organize reality through a Transformative Tao Zen Shojo. Lecture and Discussion. $5. BioTouch Center, 5634 E Pima St. 520-331-1956. firstname.lastname@example.org. DaleBruder.com. Meditation: Self-Realization Fellowship – 6-8pm. Tucson Meditation Group. Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi, in 1920. Self-Realization Fellowship: Tucson Meditation Group, 1702 E Prince Rd, Ste 140. 520-7926544. Yogananada-srf.org. TucsonMeditationGroup.com.
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Deeksha, the Oneness Blessing – 6:30pm. Awaken to Divine love, inner peace, quieting of your mind, and grace, through Deeksha, a blessing and transfer of energy. $10 suggested. With Lucia Maya: 520-2046280, LuminousAdventures.com. Transformative Tao – 6:30-8pm. Weekly sessions following the wisdom of I Ching. Casting hexagrams, discussion of experiences, lecture series on Transformative Tao. $5. Bio-Touch Center, 5634 E Pima St. RSVP: 520-331-1956, TaoTime@DaleBruder.com. Empowerment Circle – 7pm. United Fellowship Chapel, 4718 E Hawthorne St 85711. 520-327-0142. DM60@aol.com. United-fellowship-chapel.com.
thursday iRest® Meditation – 8-8:45am. Introduction to the basic practice of yoga nidra. Experience profound relaxation, peace and greater sense of harmony in your daily life. Free. Yoga Connection, 3929 E Pima. 520-323-1222. YogaConnection.org. Therapeutic Yoga – 9am. Also Sat, 11am. For arthritis, back care, aches/pains. Taught by Georgeanna Kavanaugh, LMT. $75/6 classes for. Caritas Center for Healing, 330 E 16th St. 520-241-7024 or Gkkavanaugh@gmail.com. Rainbow Sun Qigong – 9-10am. This ancient Chinese mind-body-spirit healing practice lowers stress, boosts immune system, calms the mind, creates balance and harmony within, and more. $7/class. Lotus Massage & Wellness Center, 2850 E Grant. 520-760-0054. Bjel17@yahoo.com. Farmers’ Market Voyager RV Resort – 9am-1pm. 2nd Thurs. Organic produce, organic meats and eggs, prepared food, baked items, body care products, coffee, teas, jams, jellies, soaps, artisans and live music. Voyager RV Resort, Kolb & Interstate 10. Ed: 520-603-8116. St. Philip’s Laughter Yoga Club – 10:30am. Free. St. Philips in the Hills, recital/rehearsal room, 4440 N Campbell Ave at River. Jim Twomey: 520-240-2188 or PeaceForYou@mail.com.
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WEIGHT LOSS with Hypnotherapy – 10:30am2pm. Lose weight for the new year. Personalized script just for your needs. Hypnotherapy by Bob Caulkins, CHt. Free consult($15 value); $45/session. Natural Healing Care Center, 2272 E speedway blvd, Tucson. 520 323 0069. email@example.com. NaturalHealingCareCenter.com. Tai Chi and Chi Kung – 11am-12:30pm. Gentle flowing movements that relax the body, calm the mind, improve health, enhance your energy and make you feel good. Free. Church of Christ, 2848 N Mountain Ave. 520-795-8612. Dsrtdrgn@gmail.com.
Lymph Drainage – 1pm-5pm. Manual Lymph Drainage for immune system support and treatment of Lymphedema. Justine Robbins, Certified Lymphedema Therapist. $35-40. Arizona Oncology Northwest, 2070 W Rudasil, Ste 100, Tucson. 520-908-8907. Jrobtucson@live.com. Heal yourself Through Yoga – 4pm. Personalized therapeutic yoga for women in the Viniyoga tradition. $10/drop-in, $42/5-class card, $75/10-class card. Desert Ashram, 3403 W Sweetwater Dr. 520-743-0384. Santa Cruz River Farmers’Market – 4-7pm. Santa Cruz River. Park on the west bank of the River (one block South of Speedway & West of the I-10). BarrioHollywood.com. Therapeutic Yin Yoga – 4:30-5:30pm. At Medicine Wheel Wellness Center. For pricing & to reserve a space: 520-743-7101. Miracle Marketplace – 5-8pm. Fresh organic produce at the Monterey Court Farmers’ Market. New vendors always welcome. Ample parking. 505 W Miracle Mile, one block west of Oracle Rd at 14th Ave. 520-207-2429 x 2, Marketplace@MontereyCourtAZ.com , MontereyCourtAZ.com. Yoga and Meditation – 5:15-6:45pm. As taught by Paramahansa Yogananda. Includes energization and chanting. All levels of yoga and meditation welcome. Free. 1002 E Prince Rd. Elizabeth: 520-299-9309. Tai Chi and Chi Kung – 6pm. Gentle flowing movements that relax the body, calm the mind, improve health, enhance your energy and make you feel good. Free. Church of Christ, 2848 N Mountain Ave. 520-795-8612. Dsrtdrgn@gmail.com. Yum Yum Stretch – 6-7:15pm & Fri, 10am. Led by Jaime Chandler, LMT. A unique blend of gentle yoga, breathing, meditation, and fun with exercise balls. $10 or 10 sessions for price of 9. Caritas Center for Healing. 520-979-2836. Jrcenterprises@gmail.com. Eastside Global Chant – 6:30pm. 1st & 3rd Thurs. Group chanting from all spiritual traditions. No musical experience necessary. Free. Sunrise Chapel, 8421 E Wrightstown Rd (between Pantano & Camino Seco). ActonWisdom.com/Global-Chant. TIES (Tucson IANDS Experience Sharing) – 6:30pm. Guest Speaker Series, 2nd Thurs (Oct-May); Small Group Sharing Meetings, 3rd Thurs year round. Share NDE’s and other spiritual transformations. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. Susan or Chuck: 520-395-2365. TucsonIANDS.org. Qigong for Health & Energy – 6:30-7:30pm. Relax into your body with breathing, energy movement, balance exercises and gentle self-massage. Oliver Wilson, teaching since 1997. $8/class; $30/5 classes. Lotus Massage & Wellness Center, 2850 E Grant. 520-881-0723. OliversOasis7@gmail.com. Therapeutic Flow Yoga – 6:30-7:45pm. At Medicine Wheel Wellness Center. For pricing & to reserve a space: 520-743-7101. Desert Ashram -– 7pm. Immerse yourself in a beautiful and peaceful monastic center. Spiritual teachings of Swami Amar Jyoti, chanting, meditation, library, bookshop, walking paths. Free. Personal retreats available. Desert Ashram, 3403 W Sweetwater Dr. 520-743-0384. Ganoderma Coffee – Spanish Conference: 7pm. Learn more about Ganoderma. Consultant Luis & Alma Celaya invite you as their guest. Please announce your Luis & Alma Celaya’s guest and receive a free sample. Free. At Los Portales Restaurant, 2615 S 6th Ave. 520-955-4398. Modern Buddhism – 7-8:30pm. Class covers book “Modern Buddhism” by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, a detailed
and practical commentary to Buddha’s teachings. Includes prayers and meditation. First class free/$10/ 5-class card $40. Kadampa Meditation Center, 1701 E Miles St, Tucson. 441-1617. firstname.lastname@example.org. MeditationInTucson.org/meditation-classes/weeklyclasses/thursday/.
Flu Prevention – 10am-6pm. Stay healthy during the flu season with a natural homeopathic alternative to the flu vaccination by Dr. Wojtowicz, NMD. $11.40(+tax). Natural Healing Care Center, 2272 E Speedway Blvd. 520-323-0069. email@example.com. NaturalHealingCareCenter.com.
Ascended Masters’ Introductory Classes – 7-9pm. The Masters stand ready to assist you. In their Radiance, you can release Light from your Individualized I AM Presence. Find Divine solutions to every challenge. E Tucson. 520-751-2039 x 100. TempleOfThePresence.org.
Aquatic Therapy Rehabilitation – 11:30am. Mon & Wed. With Carolyn Rashti, MS. Slow movements and breathing relieve pain, tension, depression and improve tone, circulation and endurance. 1st class free; $160/8 classes. Santa Rita Springs. 520-742-4292. AquaticTherapyTucson.com.
Church of Mankind Services – 7:30pm. Also Sun, 2pm. Come to the healing chair and receive laying-on of hands or messages from your Angels and Guides during services. Church of Mankind, 1231 S Van Buren Ave. 520-461-2910, 520-790-7374.
friday Personal Retreats – Desert Ashram, a contemplative meditation center, welcomes you for a personal retreat of peace, quiet and inspiration. Spiritual teachings of Swami Amar Jyoti, meditation, chanting, library, guest house, spacious grounds, walking paths. 3403 W Sweetwater Dr. 520-743-0384. Bio-Touch Sessions – 8am-5pm. Bio-Touch is an application of the universal principle “Love thy Neighbor,” as a means to alleviate pain, stress, and support good health. By donation. Bio-Touch Center, 5634 E Pima St, Tucson. 520-751-7751. Tucson Farmers’ Market East – 9am-1pm. Organic produce, fresh baked goods, custom blended teas, fresh roasted coffees, range-fed meats, gourmet soups and sauces, tamales and more. Jesse Owens Park, south of Broadway on Sarnoff. 520-882-2157. Elder Circles – 10am. 2nd Fri. The Wisdom Journey, a safe, respectful place for harvesting your life. A project of Center for Community Dialogue. St. Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E River at Swan. Confirm meeting: 520-298-6542. DelJonesAZ@cox.net. OurFamilyServices.org. Heart Rhythm Meditation – 10-11am. Get into close touch with your deeper self and your spiritual guidance. First 4 classes are free. Newcomers call or email for introductory session. or email Free. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco, Tucson. 520-344-9992. firstname.lastname@example.org. UnityTus.com. Elder Circle, T:he Wisdom Journey – 10-11:30am. 2nd Fri. Elder Circles is a space, respectful place to harvest your life. Free. St Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E River Rd (at Swan), Tucson. 520-298-6542. email@example.com. Catalina Farmers’ Market – 10am-2pm. Fresh produce, baked goods, salmon, range-fed beef, artisans, unique gifts, food court, more. 77 N Marketplace (Farmer’s), 16733 N Oracle Rd (opposite Eagle Crest entrance), Catalina. 520-825-4427. Friday Farmers’ Market at Broadway Village – 10am2pm. 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.
Healing and Psychic Messages – 12pm. United Fellowship Chapel, Inc, 4718 E Hawthorne St. Rev David J Miller, Pastor: 520-327-0142 or 520-603-0407. Healing Message Circle – Noon. United Fellowship Chapel, 4718 E Hawthorne St 85711. 520-327-0142. DM60@aol.com. United-fellowship-chapel.com. Self-Realization Psyhic Dev class – 2-3pm. To know thy self and to develop your psychic skills. Donation. Unite Fellowship Chapel, 4718 E Hawthorne St, Tucson. 5203270142. DM60@aol.com. United-Fellowship-Chapel.com. IONS Universal Energy Circle – 7pm. 4th Fri. Open to all forms of energy work. Give or receive energy work; participate in a guided meditation. Free, suggested $5. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. Marshad2002@msn.com or Julie_Evansa@hotmail.com. Spirituality 101 – 7pm. 1st Fri. Angels. Karma as extinction. Heaven. Ascension now. Death as illusion. Practical telepathy. All explained. Free, suggested $10. Copyright 2012 Rev. Fino. For location: 520-292-6785. Unity Reiki Circle – 7pm. 2nd Fri. Reiki is a Tibetan energy technique balancing energy bodies, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, allowing the natural flow of Universal Life force to flow more abundantly. Unity Church, 3617 N Camino Blanco. Judy Ferrig: OpenPathways-EnergyAndCommunication.com. Meditation: Self-Realization Fellowship – 7-8:30pm. Tucson Meditation Group. Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi, in 1920. Self-Realization Fellowship: Tucson Meditation Group, 1702 E Prince Rd, Ste 140. 520-792-6544. Yogananada-srf.org. TucsonMeditationGroup.com.
saturday Miracle Marketplace: Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market – 8am-12pm. Fresh organic produce, artisans, psychic readings, and more. New vendors always welcome. Ample parking. Monterey Court, 505 W Miracle Mile at 14th Ave. 520-207-2429 x 2. Marketplace@MontereyCourtAZ.com. MontereyCourtAZ.com. Oro Valley Farmers’ Market – 9am-1pm. Organic fruits and vegetables, breads, pastries, aromatherapy, tamales, salsa, flowers. Corner of Naranja & La Canada in the Town Hall complex. 520-882-2157. Rincon Valley Farmers’ Market – 9am-2pm. Organic produce, fresh flowers, baked goods, ironworks, arts and crafts by local artisans. 12500 E Old Spanish Trail. St. Philips Saturday Farmers’ Market – 9am-2pm. Organic produce and meats, prepared foods, baked goods, coffee/teas, cheese, eggs, honey, plants, body care, massage, green/ecological products, health conscious items, health practitioners, music. River & Campbell. 520-603-8116. NaturalTucson.com
Kaballah – 10am-12pm. A body of knowledge encompassing the inner esoteric teaching of Judaism. Class taught using Western Hermetic tradition combined with Jewish traditional information. Free. Start any time. Rev. Judy Fishman: MagicJudy@aol.com. Tremor Release Exercise – 10am-12pm. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N 1st Ave. 520-209-1755. Tucson Children Need Your Help – 10am-12pm. 2nd Sat. See how can become a foster family. Learn the requirements and process in becoming a foster family. CPES Loving Hearts Foster Care, 2828 N Country Club, Ste 100. 884-7954. 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. Medium Ship Development Class – 10:30 am. United Fellowship Chapel, 4718 E Hawthorne St 85711. 520-327-0142. DM60@aol.com. United-fellowship-chapel.com. Aqua Yoga – 11:30am-12:45pm. With Norma Itule. Generate flexibility, strength and balance. Calm conscious breathing and enjoy the luxury of being present in this moment. $15/class. Santa Rita Springs. 520-977-6847. AquaticRelaxation.com. Lecture Series – 12-2pm. 2nd Sat. Come learn about regaining balance in your life through Myopractics, colon hydrotherapy, detoxing including liver cleansing, nutritional health. Free. Amber Healing Center/ Willow’s Water Works, 3966 E Pima. 520-293-5399. firstname.lastname@example.org. Gathering of Wise Women Drummers – 1-3pm. 3rd Sat. Southern AZ Council of Grandmothers Tucson Chapter. 3601 W Cromwell Dr. Janet: 520-797-9323. Self-Realization Psyhic Dev class – 2-3pm. To know thy self and to develop your psychic skills. Donation. Unite Fellowship Chapel, 4718 E Hawthorne St, Tucson. 5203270142. DM60@aol.com. United-Fellowship-Chapel.com. Bruno Groening Circle of Friends Community Hours – 3-4:30pm. Introductions by appointment. Free. University of Arizona Medical Center, 1501 N Campbell Ave, Room E, cafeteria. Evey Weissman: 520-904-4801, Weissmae@email.arizona.edu. Bruno-Groening.org/English. Wisdom Circle – 4pm. 1st Sat. The Wisdom Journey, a safe, respectful place for harvesting your life. A project of Center for Community Dialogue. New Moon Haven, 16256 N Oracle Rd, Catalina. Confirm meeting: 520-298-6542. DelJonesAZ@cox.net. OurFamilyServices.org. Toastmasters of Unity – 4:30-5:30pm. Learn how to speak in public with a friendly, supportive group in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Everyone welcome. Risky Business, 6866 E Sunrise Dr. Jeff Hafner: 520-861-7039. ToastmastersOfUnity.com. TurnON in Tucson – 7- 8:30pm. Through verbal games, engage in honest, playful conversation on topics usually addressed only internally. Experience exhilarating, energizing, often-ignored feelings. Gain insights into yourself and others. FREE for first 8 sessions. Lotus Massage & Wellness Center, 2850 E Grant Rd 85716. Mark Volner, 520-465889. LotusTucson.com.
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ACUPUNCTURE THREE TREASURES ACUPUNCTURE AND HEALING ARTS Andrea Alagammai, L.Ac., M.S., M.A., R.N. Acupuncturist, Reiki Master, Energy Healer 520-298-7222
Andrea’s foundation in counseling, yoga and nursing blends into her Energy Medicine practice: Psychespirit-physical healing through energetic transformation. Sessions integrate Acupuncture, Reiki, Craniosacral, Lymph Drainage, EFT, Sound and Energetic therapies. Enhancing immunity, calming the mind, relieving pain, restoring health.
bodywork ARMORLESS BODY THERAPIES
Randy Usem, LMT Radix Practitioner Campbell & Grant 520-312-9563 Armorless.net TucsonMassageAndBodyTherapy.com Randy has 25 years bodywork experience, providing treatments that are stress busting or for specific issues. Sometimes sessions are energetic and primal, using sound, breath and movement which access deep tension and feelings. Also, Male-Female Team facilitating a uniquely blended, nurturing massage experience. See ad page 30.
BIO-TOUCH CENTER 5634 E Pima St, 85712 520-323-7951 Office@justtouch.com JustTouch.com
CAROL DANIEL, LMT
520-760-3358 TucsonMindfulMassage.com Experience the healing and intuitive touch of an accomplished professional massage therapist who for the past 27 years has used a wide variety of modalities on a diverse clientele. Massage promotes health and fosters a deep sense of physical and mental peace.
Mary D Nelson, LMT 6761 N Harran Dr., 85704 520-400-9364 Nelson@lastonetherapy.com LaStoneTherapy.com LaStone® alternates the temperatures of the stones resulting in a chemical response. This “vascular gymnastics” assists in self-healing, reduced inflammation and congestion of body fluids. A Session with Mary is like taking a week’s vacation in three hours. See ad on page 30.
LOTUS MASSAGE & WELLNESS CENTER 2850 E. Grant Rd. 520-326-7700 LotusTucson.com
For massage that relieves long-held tension, alleviates pain, and brings lasting therapeutic benefits – while feeling great to receive – call Lotus Center. Enjoy deep tissue massage, specialty techniques, or combination treatments at no extra cost. You’ll appreciate our soothing setting and exceptional therapists. See ad page 30.
Practicing and teaching Bio-Touch to alleviate pain and stress, and support good health through all stages of life. Personal sessions are shared on a donation basis. See ad on page 32.
Lucia Maya 520-579-8844 Lucia@luminousadventures.com LuminousAdventures.com Reiki - Craniosacral - Raindrop Technique. Lucia offers a unique blend of energy work and aromatherapy which brings you to a state of profound and deep relaxation. From this place of stillness, your body can heal, coming into balance and resolving physical and emotional pain. See ad page 30.
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MEDICINE WHEEL DENTAL & WELLNESS CENTER Mercedez Lucke CranioSacral, Myo Fascia, Energetic Release 4650 W. Jojoba, 85745 520-743-7101
Come and experience a unique bodywork session by Mercedez Lucke. She utilizes Dr. Swidler’s Percussion Table in combination with CranioSacral Therapy, Myo Fascia/energetic release and combinations of massage and intuitive body work. Evening/wkend by appt. See ad on page 11.
ROCKING THE BODY
Gary Olsen Massage Teacher 520-449-2128 RockingTheBody@gmail.com RockingTheBody.com Specializes in injury recovery after car accidents and helping people perform in work and sports without pain. Also offering Ethics and technique CEU Massage Workshops to fit your schedule. See ad page 30.
SANTA RITA SPRINGS
Dorothy Richmond, LMT Aquatic Massage, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Cranial Sacral, Watsu 520-622-4201 • 520-990-1857 Watsu_Woman_Az@yahoo.com SantaRitaSprings.com Aquatic Massage, or Watsu®, immerses the body in 96 degree warm 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 30.
books THE EMPATHY FACTOR
Marie Miyashiro, APR Author, Speaker, Business Consultant 520-777-7271 P.O. Box 64338; 85728 Marie.Miyashiro@elucity.com EmpathyFactorAtWork.com For business owners and team leaders who want to increase productivity and profits, this book offers both real-world insights and practical tools for winning workplace collaborations. See ad on page 15.
EAT BY CHOICE, NOT BY HABIT Sylvia Haskvitz 520-572-9295 Silgiraffe@aol.com EatByChoice.net
Using the Nonviolent Communication process, explore your inner critic’s messages that underlie your eating patterns and translate your judgments into compassion to connect with your underlying needs. Create the quality of relationship with food that you would like. Eat by Choice Adult and youth e-guidebooks available at eatbychoice.net.
business services MARIE MIYASHIRO, APR
Elucity Network, Inc. Business Consultant, Author, Speaker 520-777-7271 P.O. Box 64338; 85728 Marie.Miyashiro@elucity.com EmpathyFactorAtWork.com For business owners and team leaders who want to increase productivity and profits, Marie consults, writes, and speaks on the topic of winning workplace collaborations. See ad on page 15.
chiropractic GENESIS NATURAL MEDICINE CENTER Fred Weiner, DC 520-495-4400
Dr Weiner provides comprehensive chiropractic care utilizing muscle testing, structural adjustment, nutrition, meridian therapies, organ system targeted reflexology, and related techniques and therapies based on individual needs. See ad on page 7.
WINTERHAVEN HEALTH CENTER Dr Nathan Conlee 3020 North Country Club Rd., 87516 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 on page 13.
coaching counseling & guidance ARMORLESS BODY THERAPIES
Randy Usem, LMT, Radix Practitioner Campbell & Grant 520-312-9563 TucsonEmotionalAndTraumaTherapy.com TucsonMassageAndBodyTherapy.com Affordable alternative or addition to traditional therapy. Radix is a NeoReichian, 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 30.
COACHING SOLUTIONS FOR BUSINESS
Gail Benton , Owner Tucson, Az. T: 520-296-5695 C: 520-404-4819 Gail@coachingsolutionsforbusiness.com Business coaching for entrepreneurs, couples, family businesses. Align your Money Mindset, Business Systems, Life Purpose and Passion. Call for a complimentary Strategy Session. See ad on page 11.
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.
LIGHT YOUR INNNER FIRE
LIFE COACHING FOR WOMEN Terri Levine, Coach-on-Fire 520-982-7091 Info@lightyourinnerfirecoaching.com Take the passion challenge today! Become clear about what’s important to you and what you really want in your life. Identify your top 3 passions and learn to align your life with those passions. Use awesome fire starters to stay focused and overcome obstacles. See ad page 13.
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TRANSFORMATIONAL INTUITIVE GUIDANCE Lucia Maya 520-579-8844 LuminousAdventures.com
Get clear about what you want and how to achieve it, with support and guidance on your journey. Through deep listening, powerful questions, and my practical and spiritual approach you will unveil your heart’s desire and live your dreams. See ad page 30.
colon hydrotherapy GENESIS NATURAL MEDICINE CENTER Dr. Nancy Aton, Family Practice 520-495-4400
Dr Aton emphasizes the importance of healthy diet, is committed to helping patients achieve optimal health using natural methods and has been offering colon hydroptherapy to patients for six years. See ad page 7.
INTESTINAL HEALTH INSTITUTE Sheila Shea, Director 4427 E. 5th St., 85711 520-325-9686 IntestinalHealthInstitute.com
Sheila is an IACT member, instructor and is National Board Certified in the field of Colon Hydrotherapy. With 34 years of experience, she offers sessions daily, professional trainings and public education. She guides people with dietary, detoxification and liver flush programs.
Sandra Joy Van Hall 3966 East Pima, Tucson, 85712 520-299-5158 Detoxify and improve your health with Colon Hydrotherapy. Let me be your “waste management” expert. Call today for a free phone consultation and have all your questions and concerns answered. Making this a comfortable and “ease-ful” experience is my specialty! See ad page 20.
VERY SPECIAL ALTERNATIVES Vonnie Schultz Albrecht, RN Central Tucson location 520-403-1686 VerySpecialAlternatives@gmail.com
Confidentiality, privacy, and respect for your individual needs. Closed gravity system with dual-filtered, UV-purified water and disposable speculums. Probiotic reflorastation. Also offering consultation, referral services, ear coning, phlebotomy skills, The One Command. Affordable rates & packages. By appointment including weekends.
dentistry MEDICINE WHEEL DENTAL Dr. Steven A. Swidler DDS & Dr. Kenneth C. Glass DDS 4650 W. Jojoba Dr., 85745 520-743-7101 MedicineWheelDental.com
Medicine Wheel Dental is Tucson’s Premier holistic integrative dental practice. Utilizing a balanced mix of traditional dentistry with exclusive naturopathic, holistic and alternative modalities, Medicine Wheel Dental provides the highest level of personalized dental care. “With awareness we can make a choice.” See ad on page 11.
Dr. Mickel Malek, DDS 2498 E. River Rd. ;85710 520-529-8000 GoSmileSpa.com
Dr. Mickel Malek’s practice is mercury-free and based on holistic and health-based dentistry. The on-site sister Spa provides full-service stress-reducing treatments. Staff share options and insight, allowing for educated decisions in holistic, cosmetic and conventional dentistry. See ad on back cover.
diaper service SUN SROUT DIAPER DELIVERY SERVICE 520-351-2370 Sunsprout.us
Sun Sprout Cloth Diaper Delivery Service brings clean cotton diapers to your door every week and cleans the dirty ones for you. Choose the ecological alternative to disposable diapers. To set up your service call us at: 520-351-2370 or visit www.sunsprout.us. See ad on page 11.
Jodi Encinas 520-275-1861 JodiHopeHealing@gmail.com Awaken to your highest potential. Energy healing helps you to move beyond any issue of the mind, body and spirit. For the individual, group or business owner who is ready for life to flow. 1/2 off your first session.
Keep Your Energy System Flowing Candace Studebaker 520-818-3848 SheHawk12@aol.com IntegrativeEnergyTherapies.weebly.com Testing and treating all 9 dynamic parts of the body’s energy system to rebalance for health. Bars-Access Consciousness, Reiki, Healing Touch, Therapeutic Touch and emotional and spiritual issues addressed. Individual instruction to maintain balance in the energy system.
Judy Ferrig, M.S., IARP Energy, Healing, and Communications 520-245-4214 OpenPathways-EnergyAndCommunication.com Energetic healing for people and animals is key to wellbeing and health. I use a variety of modalities such as Reiki, chakra and aura clearing, visualization, and balancing with stones, crystals, sound, color, and essences to work on the most effective vibrational level. Medical studies support the work I do as instrumental in healing.CE’s available for all Reiki levels.
Delivering smart energy solutions for your home or business. Take advantage of our programs and incentives on residential and commercial high-efficiency equipment and learn a Smarter Greener Better® way to save money and the environment. See ad page 39.
energy work HAWAIIAN ENERGY MEDICINE Zelie Duvauchelle 520-237-7533 ZelieD.com
Hawaiian Energy Medicine Ho’oponopono, to set right, a Hawaiian process for cleansing old memories and entanglements from the past. Combined with Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral makes for a powerful combination. Open to the suchness, live an authentic life.
SOUTHERN ARIZONA GREEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Rick Small, President 2840 N. Country Club Rd., Ste. 101 520-834-7362 SAGCC.org
SAGCC was formed to foster the success of green business and enterprise in Southern Arizona by uniting our members under the premise of sustainable business. We envision Southern Arizona as a leader in sustainable enterprise with a vibrant green economy committed to environmental and social responsibility.
Hair Salons PROJEKK
Modern Organic Hairdressing Placita de la Luna 204 W. Grant Rd. 520-331-9006 ProjekkHair@yahoo.com 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. Haircolour is ammonia free and organic, providing beautiful professional results.
healthfood stores NEW LIFE HEALTH CENTERS NewLifeHealth.com
New Life Health Centers is locally owned and operated. We have been serving Tucson since 1970 with the best products to help you live a long and healthy life. Our motto is “New Life KNOWS Nutrition” We make it our goal to do just that…KNOW nutrition…in order to serve you better. See ad on pages 28 and 29.
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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 through 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 35.
healthy eating EAT BY CHOICE, NOT BY HABIT Sylvia Haskvitz 520-572-9295 Silgiraffe@aol.com EatByChoice.net
Using the Nonviolent Communication process, explore your inner critic’s messages that underlie your eating patterns and translate your judgments into compassion to connect with your underlying needs. Create the quality of relationship with food that you would like.
GOURMET GIRLS GLUTEN FREE BAKERY/BISTRO 5845 N. Oracle Rd. 520-408-9000 GourmetGirlsGlutenFree.com Tues-Sun 7am-3pm
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. See ad on pages 23.
GOVINDA’S NATURAL FOODS BUFFET CHAITANYA CULTURAL CENTER 711 E. Blacklidge Dr., 85719 520-792-0630 GovindasOfTucson.com Enjoy resort-like atmosphere of waterfalls, peacocks, fountains and gardens while relishing international vegetarian cuisine emphasizing healthy organic produce. Dinner under $10. Join us for weekly Sunday Festival at 5:30 pm with musical meditation, spiritual discourse and dinner at 7 pm for $3.
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R’S RAW KITCHEN Arlene H. Siegel 520-256-1663 rawkitchen.co
Magic happens making and eating healthy, delicious foods together. Learn through a hands-on experience how to prepare raw vegan foods. All eating preferences welcome!
holistic healing CARITAS CENTER FOR HEALING 330 E. 16th St. 520-624-2743 CaritasHealing.com
For a full-service wellness experience, come to Caritas, where you can receive Imago relationship counseling, acupuncture, massage therapy, Craniosacral therapy, and wellness classes. Select from our panel of experienced practitioners. Rental space for classes/ workshops is also available in this beautiful center located in a calm, historic neighborhood.
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Pam McMahon, Ph.D., CHt, NCC 520-730-0236 LifeHealer4U@aol.com LifeHealer.org Devoted to optimally enhancing and improving your overall natural state of being and daily life. Ear Candling, Ionic Detox Foot Baths, Hypnotherapy, Reflexology, Herbal and Nutritional Counseling, Wellness Planning and Guidance. Beautiful and serene practice space, open 7-days/week. Experience vibrant health today. See ad pages 21.
MARY BETH ACKERLEY MD, MD(H) Board Certified Psychiatrist Homeopathic Physician 520-299-5694 MaryMD@mypassion4health.com MyPassion4Health.com
Dr. Mary Beth Ackerley, MD, MDH, is a classically-trained board-certified psychiatrist and homeopathic physician who specializes in the holistic treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, and menopause through the use of amino acid therapy, hormone replacement, nutritional support and homeopathy. She was appointed by the Governor to sit on the Arizona Board of Homeopathic and Integrated Medicine. See ad page 12.
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Cheryl Jeffries, CCHT, CSD, Practitioner 520-309-8726 CJeffries@whereyouhealit.com WhereYouHealIt.com
Whether the issue is physical, emotional or spiritual, there is a healing path for you at the clinic. The environment is one of support and mentoring in combination with results- oriented advanced healing practices. What if? FREE consultation. See ad on page 12.
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HOMEopathy DESERT ROSE HOMEOPATHICS & HERBALS 3065 N. Campbell Ave. SW Corner of Hedrick & Campbell 520-918-0100 M-F 10-6, Sat. 9-1. DesertRoseHomeopathics.com
Offering balanced, natural alternatives for adults, children and pets - a large selection of well-known brands and hard-to-find remedies including homeopathics, flower essences, vitamins, herbal tinctures, supplements, essencial oils and locally crafted blends. Come in for personalized consultations and monthly drawing.
HOME loans KAREN M FISHER, NMLS # 180167 Nova Home Loans 6245 E. Broadway Blvd., Ste. 400 Tucson, 85711 520-202-4108 520-977-0214 Karen.Fisher@novahomeloans.com HomeLoansForTucson.com
Karen Fisher is a mortgage originator for Nova Home Loans. She specializes in purchase and refinance transactions with conventional, FHA, and VA financing. See ad on inside front cover.
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Pam McMahon, Ph.D., CHt, NCC Board Certified Hypnotherapist 520-730-0236 LifeHealer4U@aol.com LifeHealer.org One-on-one hypnotherapy treatments in weight loss, smoking cessation, insomnia, anxiety, and past life regression therapy. Pam’s unrelenting mission is to help others let go of limiting behaviors and beliefs, discover their power and live up to their highest potential. See ad pages 21.
metaphysical gifts & supplies Spiritschild
A Unique Gift Shop Marana Market Pl., Ste. 120 S.E. Corner Thornydale & Orange Grove 520-744-4402 SpiritsChild.com
Your resource for one-of-akind gifts including crystals, jewelry, candles, music, books and spiritual tools for practitioners and students alike. See the calendar section for personal and spiritual development classes, workshops and book signings. Truly a spiritual oasis awaiting your exploration. New location. See ad on page 15.
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HOME SERVICES PLANET HUGGER 877-624-3326
An eco-friendly home and office cleaning company & offers natural cleaning products. 877-624-3326. See ad on page 34.
hypnotherapy FOCUSED WELLNESS SOLUTIONS Rosemary R. King APRN, HN, CHt. 520-400-3456 FocusedWellnessSolutions.com
Rosie is dedicated to partnering with women to help them succeed in their wellness goals. She provides health coaching at convenient times over the telephone and hypnotherapy in the privacy of your home. Individualized hypnotherapy CDs are also available.
Rev. Maria Kingsley Hypnotherapist & EFT/NLP Practitioner 1636 N. Swan, Ste. 100 520-780-0170 Kadakingsley@msn.com Change what is stopping you from living the happy, free life you have wanted all along. Intuitive Wisdom is available for you. We can access this together through hypnotherapy, remove obstacles with EFT and anchor new thoughts and behaviors with Neuro-Linguisitc Programming. It’s fun and effective. Free initial interview. 48
Love nature? Get creative with free stock photos/videos for design, web or print use. Find fun, informative and inspiring nature DVDs and photography gifts. All available online at UniqueViewsofNature.com. See ad on page 8.
naturopathic medicine GENESIS NATURAL MEDICINE CENTER Dr. Micheal Uzick Dr. Nancy Aton 3920 N. Campbell Ave. 520-495-4400 GenesisNMC.com
Genesis offers superior care in: Naturopathic Oncology, Gynecology, Pediatrics, Family Practice, Primary Care, Chiropractic, Nutritional Counseling, Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Colon Hydrotherapy, Intravenous nutrient therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Massage, Far Infrared Sauna. See ad page 7.
Dr. DeeAnn Saber, NMD WellnessFIRST! 3861 N. First Ave., 85729 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 your optimal health. See ad page 5.
personal growth and development TAO TIME
Dale Bruder 1505 N Alamo Pl., 85712 520-331-1956 DaleBruder.com TaoTime@dalebruder.com New moon seminars engaging spiritual alchemy in a Zen Taoist way. Shojo 72 days over 2 ½ lunar cycles in an I Ching mandala of 12 hexagrams. Be in a time of blossoming, realize something and manifest it. Register at dalebruder.com.
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Saturdays 4:30-5:30 pm. Learn how to speak in public with a friendly, supportive group in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Check website for location. Come see what Toastmasters is all about. Everyone welcome!
YOU CAN SPEAK IN PUBLIC WITH CONFIDENCE Rose M. Mayer EFT Practitioner 520-400-0758 Rose@rosemmayer.com RoseMMayer.com
Petrified of speaking in public? Tired of being passed over for promotions due to fear of public speaking? Want to feel more confident? Easily and quickly overcome your nervousness and fear of speaking in public in any situation. Free consultation! See ad on page 22.
physical therapy PEDERSEN PHYSICAL THERAPY Michelle Pedersen, PT WellnessFIRST! 3861 N. First Ave., 85729 520-603-8640 PedersenPT.com
Michelle integrates traditional physical therapy and structural bodywork to treat your whole body. She helps to establish new movement patterns that promote flexibility, coordination, balance and stamina and accelerate your pain-free recovery. Michelle holds certifications in lymphedema and kinesio taping. See ad on page 8.
resorts SUNGLOW RANCH
Brooks Bradbury, General Manager 14066 S. Sunglow Ranch Pearce, 85625 520-824-3334 Reservations@sunglowranch.com SunglowRanch.com
Sunglow is a hideaway guest ranch in the Chiricahua Mountains of southeast Arizona offering guests comfortable lodging, inspired dining and a breadth of activities. See ad on pages 33.
retreats/workshops JOURNEYS IN CONSCIOUSNESS Tina Suaso, PhD 520-405-0963 Vsuaso@comcast.net JourneysInConsciousness.com
Workshops are for those beginning a more conscious journey or for those wishing to deepen their connection to self and the divine through nature and spiritual practice; principles in shamanism, energetic healing, drumming, dreamwork & ecotherapy. TucsonSedona-Big Sur. See ad on pages 23.
Brooks Bradbury, General Manager 14066 S. Sunglow Ranch Pearce, 85625 520-824-3334 Reservations@sunglowranch.com SunglowRanch.com
Sunglow is a hideaway guest ranch in the Chiricahua Mountains of southeast Arizona offering guests comfortable lodging, inspired dining and a breadth of activities. See ad on pages 33.
salon/spa services I-KO-I SALON AND SPA
3161 N. Country Club Rd., Ste. 101 520-881-6096. MagicBeeNutrition.com No-toxic smell nail salon. Manicures $15, Pedicures $25 -featuring individually cleaned pipe-less jets bowl, detoxify $15. No DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde in products. No-Ammonia hair color and perm. Also, Organic Desert Honey. Fresh Royal Jelly and more bee products. Call 520-881-6096.
Natural Way Wellness Spa
5110 E. 5th St., 85711 520-514-PURE(7873) PureSAestheticsTucson.com
Interested in skincare? Pure Aesthetics Natural Skincare School is the only school in Tucson dedicated exclusively to aesthetic education. We offer a variety of spa services including facials, waxing, and body treatments, as well a selection of truly natural skincare products.
VAHALLA NATURAL SPA AND BEAUTY Trudy Erickson 520-743-1249 Beautipage.com/TrudyErickson
Enjoy spa treatments and have beautiful skin with natural safe cosmeceuticals. No harmful preservatives, sulfates, parabens or gluten. No artificial dyes. fragrances. Cruelty free, made in America. Call for custom facial or shop online at your leisure. Beautiful healthy gift collections!
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4646 E. Fort Lowell Rd., Ste. 103 520-795-0787 Admissions@asaom.edu Asaom.edu
Learn to practice a full medicine—traditional Chinese thinking and diagnosis along with skills in acupuncture, herbs, and Asian bodywork therapy—the three departments in a traditional Chinese hospital. Respond competently and with confidence to whatever concerns people bring in your clinic door. See ad page 14.
shamanism FOUNDATION FOR SHAMANIC STUDIES
Arizona Faculty Member: Melissa M. Dawahare, NMD, RN 480-993-8249 Shamanism@drmelissa.com DrMelissa.com/workshops
We offer Michael Harner’s The Way of the Shaman workshop and other core shamanism trainings. Visit website for upcoming course dates, descriptions, locations, and fees.
329 E 7th St. 520-882-8828 NaturalWayWellnessSpa.com
Natural Way Wellness Spa believes in affordable and all natural whole body health. Services include massage, facials, peels, waxing, body treatments, custom aromatherapy, and personal yoga instruction. Book now by phone at (520)-8828828 or online NaturalWayWellnessSpa.com. See ad on page 9. NaturalTucson.com
spiritual teachings CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING - TUCSON Rev. Donald Graves Sunday Service: 3231 N. Craycroft Rd., 85712 520-319-1042 TucsonCSL.org
Through partnering with possibility, expanding in consciousness, compassion and connection, and by offering spiritual tools that change lives, the Center for Spiritual Living Tucson provides an environment for spiritual deepening through classes in spiritual practice, community building activities, and meaningful sharing. “It’s like coming home, in a good way.” Sunday Celebration Service 10:30am, 10am Meditation. See ad on page 34.
KADAMPA MEDITATION CENTER ARIZONA 1701 E. Miles St., 85719 520-441-1617 MeditationInTucson.org
Learn time-tested methods for finding peace of mind - the key to happiness. Weekly classes in Buddhist meditation and philosophy, prayer services, retreats and spiritual advice with Resident teacher Gen Kelsang Lingpur and senior practitioners. Everyone welcome.
THE TEMPLE OF THE PRESENCE 11902 East Irvington Rd. (SW corner of Old Spanish Trail) 520-751-2039, ext. 100 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. Spiral upward to your Ascension. Thursday classes, 7pm.
The Temple of Universality Founder: Rev. Betty Tatalajski NEW Masonic Temple, 3590 N. Country Club Rd. 520-884-5340 TempleOfUniversality@gmail.com TheTempleOfUniversality.org
Worship, Healing, Prophesy. Celebrating the Unity of God and Man. 11:00 am 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) Facilitators: Chuck & Susan 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, small groups on 3rd Thursday each month, 6:30pm at Unity Church of Tucson.
CHAPEL, INC David Miller 4718 E. Hawthorne St., 85711 520-327-0142 United-Fellowship-Chapel.com Self-Realization/Psychic-Development to know thyself, to heal, and to change is available on an individual basis. The Meta-physical Principles Course is an in-depth study of metaphysics. In the Universal Metaphysics course one learns the definitions. In the Seminary, one may become an ordained minister. See ad page 13.
UNITY CHURCH OF PEACE
1551 S. Eastside Loop, Ste. 121, 85710 520-546-3696 Info@unitychurchofpeaceaz.com Explore your spirituality in a warm and loving community of caring friends. Learn practical tools that really work to improve your life, and the world around you. Sunday service 10:30. Prayer services Sunday at 8:50am and Wednesdays at 9:45am. unitychurchofpeaceaz.com. See ad page 12.
UNITY CHURCH OF TUCSON Rev. Larry and Mary Ellen Swarz 3617 N. Camino Blanco, 85718 520-577-3300
Ministry of love, inspiration, learning, wholeness and joy empowering all people to embrace their Divine Nature. Daycare: ages 1-5. Family health clinic: free, donation or Medicare. Beautiful, low-cost weddings. Bookstore for spiritual thinkers. Sunday services 9am and 11am. Home to “The Daily Word.”
weight loss EAT BY CHOICE, NOT BY HABIT Sylvia Haskvitz 520-572-9295 Silgiraffe@aol.com EatByChoice.net
Using the Nonviolent Communication process, explore your inner critic’s messages that underlie your eating patterns and translate your judgments into compassion to connect with your underlying needs. Create the quality of relationship with food that you would like.
KEIFER WELLNESS CENTER John R. Keifer, DC 4431 N. Swan Rd. Tucson, 85718 520-577-1717 BellyFatAZ.com Dr@keiferwellnesscenter.com
Belly fat is not only unsightly but unhealthy. Access the underlying causes and your health. Attend a free seminar and get some answers now. Register at www.bellyfataz.com (Enter into upper left address bar) or call at 520-577-1717. See ad on page 23.
wellness center NATURAL HEALING CARE CENTER 2272 E Speedway Blvd.,85719 (Between Campbell & Tucson Blvd) 520-323-0069 NaturalHealingCareCenter.com Info@naturalhealingcarecenter.com
Tucson’s local wellness clinic. Our team of Naturopathic Doctors and Therapists are dedicated to natural healing and individualized healthcare. We specialize in: Naturopathic Medicine (including pediatrics), Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Herbs & Nutrition, Kinesio Tape Application, Constitutional Hydrotherapy, AZ Medical Marijuana card program.
women’s health TULA WELLNESS
Integrative Health for Women Arianna Sholes-Douglas, MD, FACOG 2200 East River Road Suite 109, 85718 520-577-1129 TulaWellnessMD@gmail. comTulawellnessMD.com Tula Wellness is an integrative health center devoted to women’s wellness. Tula means “balance” in sanskrit. Dr. Arianna believes that the body has the innate ability to heal itself and the desire for perfect balance. She combines the principles of a traditional women’s health model with an evidenced based integrative wellness philosophy. See ad page 31.
yoga Mindful Yoga Studio
1101 N. Wilmot, #123, (next to Trader Joe’s) 520-300-4378 MindfulYogaTucson.com Mindful Yoga offers a nurturing space for students to explore, heal and transform their bodies and lives. The studio offers a wide range of classes, from wake-up stretch and get-the-blood-circulating flow classes to deep-stretch yin yoga and relaxing restorative classes. See ad on page 5.
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