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id you know that North America has officially been celebrating Mother’s Day for 140 years? Julia Ward Howe, writer of Battle Hymn of the Republic, proclaimed our first Mother’s Day in 1872, following the Civil War, as a call to women to rise up against wars everywhere. Today, this day is celebrated in many countries as a special opportunity for us to thank our mothers for their unconditional love and support. On May 13, may we remember and honor our human mothers, as well as our universal Mother Earth, with Emily Dickinson’s words from her poem, Nature, the Gentlest Mother Is.
Nature, the gentlest mother, is impatient of no child The feeblest or the waywardest, her admonition mild In forest and the hill, by traveller be heard Restraining rampant squirrel, or too impetuous bird
How fair her conversation, a summer afternoon Her household her assembly, and when the sun go down Her voice among the aisles incite the timid prayer Of the minutest cricket, the most unworthy flower When all the children sleep she turns as long away As will suffice to light her lamps, then bending from the sky With infinite affection and infiniter care Her golden finger on her lip wills silence everywhere
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newsbriefs Acupuncturists to Help Tobacco Quitters
obacco use interferes with disease treatment and recovery and is the number one preventable cause of disease and death in the U.S. Acupuncturists are collaborating with the University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine on a groundbreaking study, Project Reach, to combat the problem. As part of Project Reach, participating acupuncturists receive training and follow-up support that provides skills, tools and links to local resources to help patients quit tobacco. The training provides information about tobacco use and its physiological effects and teaches communication skills that encourage and support behavior change, rather than threatening or lecturing smokers. Participating acupuncturists also obtain skills and knowledge to assist tobacco users and those that want to help others in their life quit tobacco. â€œWe want to express our appreciation for these acupuncturists and recognize their efforts and commitment to being a smoking-cessation resource for the Tucson community,â€? said Myra Muramoto, M.D., a professor of family and community medicine and director of Project Reach. For mor e information, call 520-626-9895 or email Reach@ email.arizona.edu. A directory of trained acupuncturists is available at fcm.arizona.edu/reach.
Addresses End-of-Life Issues
arianne Schloss, RN, MDiv, a community educator at Casa de la Luz Hospice, will address the Tucson Chapter of the Institute of Noetic Sciences at 6:30 p.m., June 4, at Unity of Tucson. She will describe how the end of life is part of the human journey, but that we often enter that phase of our lives or that of our loved ones without having explored its meaning or thoughtfully prepared for the dying process. Schloss will describe, from personal experience and working as a hospice nurse, chaplain, and educator for 12 years, how we Marianne Schloss are living in a time when medical knowledge and technology can prolong life, yet are often called upon to make medical and ethical decisions for ourselves or our loved ones. Often, these choices are made during a crisis and without the information and support we need. The presentation is designed to empower participants to be less fearful of and more knowledgeable about the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and social dimensions of death and dying. Location: 3617 N. Camino Blanco. For more information, visit ionstucson.net/main/. NaturalTucson.com
New Green Documentary at The Loft
Pathway to the Soul Life Coaching
new documentary that presents a powerful argument for why the global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century, Last Call At The Oasis, will be shown at 7 p.m., May 10, at The Loft Cinema. A Q&A session with Oscar-winning filmmaker Jessica Yu will be held after the screening. Last Call At The Oasis features activist Erin Brockovich, who talks at length about the real-life Hinkley, California, pollution case that was adapted into the popular film that bears her name, and other experts including Peter Gleick, Jay Famiglietti and Robert Glennon, University of Arizona professor of law and public policy, who authored Unquenchable: Americaâ€™s Water Crisis and What To Do About It.
osie Collins, MS, CPCC, a certified professional life coach, assists clients in moving through and beyond losses and transitions of any kind: divorce, job, home, addiction and recovery; helping them to move to the next step and heal their hearts. She assists in identifying the patterns and blocks that keep them from moving forward. Together, they identify core values, innate gifts and strengths and life Josie Collins purpose to create a vision for a new life. Collins has been coaching since 1999. She also has a masterâ€™s degree in counseling and has worked in the field of addiction, grief and spirituality for the past 22 years. She works with individuals and groups and conducts Creating Heaven On Earth workshops.
Location: 3233 E Speedway Blvd. For more information, visit LoftCinema.org. See ad on page 5.
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Sacred Stone Earth Acupuncture for Peace
Healing Springtime Allergies
icensed Massage Therapist Phyllis Winslow has made some important breakthroughs in the treatment of pollen allergies. To her amazement, she found that everyone had one thing in common: not feeling safe. She started by using muscle testing to discover the origin of the allergies. In her estimation, the origin of each case could be traced back to a traumatic incident. She used EFT and Psych-K, two energetic balancing techniques, to clear the charge on this event. After the person was energetically balanced for the allergy indoors, she completed the session outdoors. One of Winslow’s clients attests, “Since moving to Tucson, I’ve had incapacitating pollen allergies every spring. I was unable to go outdoors without a dust mask, due to bad sinus infections and headaches caused by pollen exposure. “Two years of allergy shots did not seem to change this depressing situation at all. After one session with Phyllis, the incapacitating intensity of my allergic reactions was completely gone. Rather than associating springtime in Tucson with dreadful allergy symptoms, I am now enjoying the glorious spring weather!” Energetically balancing the subconscious mind for negative patterns can help achieve positive outcomes in relationships, finances, self-esteem, health and grief. Winslow says, “When you change your subconscious, you change your life!”
uge, smooth Shiva Lingam Stones only appear in one river in the world: the Narmada River, in India. A five-foottall specimen that has been collected and brought to Tucson will stand and align with two-legged beings from 6:30 to 9 p.m., May 25, to seek global peace; inviting individuals to embrace each moment as ritual and welcoming all experiences as sacred gifts. When a Shiva Lingam Stone is placed vertically on the Earth’s body, it activates Sacred Stone Acupuncture whenever humans peacefully gather and connect with the Crystalline Grid through the Standing Shiva Stone. Then, the worldwide vibration of peace exponentially magnifies until one human choosing unconditional love is more powerful than 300,000 humans choosing fear and violence. Every new moon, the nonprofit spiritual group Elementals of Life gathers around a Standing Shiva Stone, uninterruptedly intending peace with peacefilled stories and poems, drums, sacred instruments, a chair and food to share. All are welcome. Donations accepted. Location: 6761 N. Harran Dr. RSVP to Nelson@LaStone Therapy.com. For more information, visit PeaceAcrossThePlanet.org.
Phyllis Winslow, LMT, EFT and Psych-K practitioner, can be reached at 520-909-3455. NaturalTucson.com
Mind & Body Expo: Mother’s Day Extravaganza
ew Moon Haven will focus on head-to-toe health at a Mind & Body Expo, held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 12, in Catalina, offering a variety of healing modalities that include animal communication, chair massage, numerology, color and light therapy, astrology readings and more; all at affordable prices. There will also be vendors and entertainment at the Expo. New Moon Haven opened three years ago with a vision of offering a space to renew mind, body and spirit. Healers from the community have come forth and partnered in this vision, and New Moon now has room available to rent for this purpose and welcomes workshops that support self-awareness, consciousness expansion and physical well-being. Location: 16256 N. Oracle Rd., Ste. 100, Catalina, AZ. For more information, call Marie Starjnski at 520-825-9044 or visit NewMoonHaven.com.
Soul and Mind — What’s the Difference?
ost of our lives have been spent in the development of our mind, and for many, it’s the only voice we know. Yet within each person, there is the “still small voice” of the soul, waiting to be tapped into. The Know Thyself as Soul Foundation presents a free, one-hour class, The Soul’s Relationship To Mind, from 10 to 11 a.m., May 12, at Unity of Tucson. “When we become a witness to our thoughts, rather than being immersed in them, we allow the soul to give perhaps a higher perspective,” states Susan Thompson, facilitator. “It’s important to cultivate a listening heart as a spiritual seeker of truth, yet how do we discern the difference between the soul’s promptings and the mind’s desires?” The foundation for discussion will be rooted in Sant Mat-View of the Saints ancient principles that are so meaningful in today’s culture. Location: 3617 N Camino Blanco, Annex Room 3. For more information, call 520-603-1558 or visit SantMat.net. See ad on page 13.
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Sacred Geometry with Molly Scanlon
he May presentation of the Arizona Integrative Wellness Coalition (AIWC) is Sacred Geometry: The Mathematics of Healing. Using the Built Environment to Motivate, Encourage and Inspire Optimal Health, with Molly M. Scanlon, AIA, FACHA, from 7:45 to 10 a.m., May 22, at The Manning House. AIWC is a community of holistic health practitioners and allies that aims to increase awareness of holistic health and wellness-related practices. They provide quality educational and networking opportunities in the Tucson area for the integrative wellness community to connect, collaborate and discover new resources for personal and professional development. The Coalition provides monthly networking events with educational and engaging speakers for integrative healthcare professionals and anyone with a desire to learn more about holistic health. Location: 450 W. Paseo Redondo. Membership in the Coalition provides discounted rates and greater visibility through a community website. For more information, visit AZIntegrative.org. See ad on page 20.
Hawaiian Retreat in July
eiki master teachers and craniosacral practitioners Lucia Maya and Zelie Duvauchelle are offering their annual Hawaiian Immersion Retreat in July. Each summer, these women lead a few Tucsonians and some other mainlanders to the Hawaiian island of Molokai, Duvauchelleâ€™s ancestral home, for a guided vacation/spiritual retreat. The six-day retreat allows for exploring beautiful beaches, physical rejuvenation and time for internal work, in the seclusion of an un-touristed tropical paradise. Individuals looking for stress reduction and rejuvenation in Hawaii should call for a free half-hour consultation with either Maya or Duvauchelle to see if this trip is a match. Mention this article and attend a free energy session, hosted at their central Tucson home, on Wednesday evenings. For more information, call 520-579-8844 or visit Zelied.com and Luminousadventures.com.
beautiful skin and a healthy body. Pure Aesthetics offers an array of truly natural skincare products from lines such as 100 percent Pure, Lotus Moon and Wild Carrot Herbals.
Students at Pure Aesthetics perform spa services on the public, including facials, peels, microdermabrasion, body treatments, waxing, microcurrent, LED, makeup application and more. Prices are highly discounted, because all services are performed by students under the supervision of a licensed instructor. Location: 5110 E. 5th St. For more information or appointments, call 520-5147873 or visit PureAestheticsTucson.com.
Learn About Skin Care at Pure Aesthetics
ure Aesthetics Natural Skincare School, in Tucson, is dedicated exclusively to aesthetic education, offering a 600-hour training course that prepares students for careers in skincare. The curriculum emphasizes healthful lifestyles, the interdependence of health and beauty and ecological responsibility. Their approach teaches students to enhance their own personal well-being and give them a greater depth of knowledge with which to work and succeed in the skincare industry. Pure Aesthetics is committed to using only 100 percent natural, nontoxic skincare products, and students are educated about non-toxic products and their importance in maintaining
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The Write Way to Lose Weight
ccording to a new study published in Psychological Science, the right kind of writing may facilitate losing weight. Participating women were given a list of significant values including creativity, religion, music and relationships, and asked to rank them in order of personal importance. Half the women were asked to write for 15 minutes about the value most important to them; the other half wrote about a value not among their most highly preferred but that might be important to someone else. The first group lost an average of 3.4 pounds during the next few months, while the second group gained an average of 2.8 pounds. Researchers think the weight loss may be due to increased self-esteem and strengthened resolve.
Memory and the Pill
esearchers from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) report that while birth control pills donâ€™t damage memory, they can alter it. Women that were not taking birth control pills were better at remembering details than their peers on the pill. The difference makes sense, says UCI graduate researcher Shawn Nielsen, because contraceptives suppress sex hormones such as estrogen and progesterone to prevent pregnancy. These hormones were previously linked to womenâ€™s strong left-brain memory by a UCI research group led by Ph.D. Neurobiologist Larry Cahill.
Eating Greens Can Change Genes
n international team of scientists led by researchers at McMaster and McGill universities, in Canada, were surprised to find that consuming generous amounts of fruit and raw vegetables modified a gene designated 9p21, the strongest marker for heart disease. In one of the largest genediet interaction studies ever conducted related to cardiovascular disease, the researchers analyzed more than 27,000 individuals from five ethnicities—Latin American, European, Chinese, South Asian and Arab—and the effect their diets had on the target gene. They discovered that men and women with the high-risk genotype that consumed a healthy diet with plenty of raw vegetables and fruits had a risk of heart attack similar to individuals carrying the low-risk genotype. “We know that 9p21 genetic variants increase the risk of heart disease for those that carry it,” says Genetic Epidemiologist Jamie Engert, joint principal investigator of the study, “but it was a surprise to find that a healthy diet could significantly weaken its effect.” Source: PLoS Medicine
Cheese is Better than Butter
espite traditional cautions against eating animal fats to keep cholesterol in check, Danish researchers have found that eating hard cheese is better for the arteries than consuming the equivalent number of calories in butter. According to their study, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, when hard cheese accounted for 13 percent of participants’ daily calories, their LDL (bad cholesterol) did not increase. When the same individuals switched to consuming more butter, their LDL levels rose. The researchers were unsure what caused the results, but noted that cheese contains a lot of calcium, which can increase the amount of fat excreted by the digestive tract.
Plastic Pollution Flows from Washday to the Sea A study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology warns that microscopic plastic debris from washing clothes made of synthetic materials like polyester, acrylic and nylon is accumulating in the marine environment and could be entering the food chain. Concentrations were greatest near coastal urban areas. Up to 1,900 tiny fibers per garment were released with each wash during the study. Earlier research has shown that plastic particles smaller than one millimeter comprise 80 percent of environmental plastic and are being eaten by animals and getting into the food chain. Mark Browne, Ph.D., an ecologist based at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a member of the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, advises, â€œOnce the plastics had been eaten, they transferred from the animalsâ€™ stomachs to their circulation system and actually accumulated in their cells.â€? The team took samples from 18 beaches around the globe, including sites in Australia, Britain, India, Japan, Oman, the Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa and the United States. They found no sample that did not contain pieces of the microplastic. Source: BBC 14
eventspotlights Body and Sol Premier Women’s Expo
et inspired, shop and play at the Body and Sol Premier Women’s Expo, from May 3 to 5, at the Casino Del Sol Hotel, Resort + Spa. The keynote event, with New York Times bestselling author Laura Munson—Getting What You Want by Getting Out of Your Own Way— is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m., May 3, featuring the music of Native American Artist of the Year Gabriel Ayala; and Courageous Living and Thinking Patterns of Winners, a networking segment for 300 guests, with Eric Boles and Sunny Kobe Cook. Social media guru Jessica Gabriel Ayala Northey will emcee, along with Little Black Dress vodka tastings and a champagne bar. Presentations, seminars and 100 cool and unique exhibits are on tap from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 4, featuring Dr. Kevin Leman, Dr. Ann Marie Chiasson and Patricia Kirkman, along with tequila tastings. Fresh presentations, seminars and 100 cool and unique exhibits are the order of the day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 5, with Davis-Monthan’s Lt. Col. Kim Campbell, a Dillard’s fashion show, Sunny Dawn Johnston and tequila tastings.
Left: event organizers, Kellie Ing(left) Barbara Peters(right) Tickets for all days are available on the website and at the door. Thursday is limited to 300 seats. For more information, visit BodyAndSolTucson.com.
BraveHeart Women Now in Tucson
raveHeart Women is an online global community of 400,000 and growing. It is also now a grassroots movement here in Tucson. A Day of Inspiration launch party, to be held from 1 to 4 p.m., June 10, in Tucson, promises to be a celebration of female collaboration, personal growth and connection with amazing women in Tucson. Braveheart Women is about empowering women to be more, create more, and collaborate more, with tools that assist them to blossom, grow, evolve personally, succeed professionally, create prosperity and collaborate locally and globally with other visionary women and leaders. Ellie Drake, the founder and inspirational visionary of BraveHeart Women, has developed a scientific f o r m u l a a l l ow i n g wo m e n t o collaborate in a more feminine way. Participants will share incredible insights into the missing piece for women who are passionate about creating a more conscious, peaceful, prosperous and harmonious world. The gathering is the perfect remedy for the stressful, adrenalinefueled world we live in. learn how to shift from a state of “fight or flight” to “create and collaborate.” To receive a free ticket to this incredible live event and Volume 2 of the BraveHeart Women Book: Purpose and Prosperity Revealed (plus S&H), visit the website. For reservations, visit Braveheart WomenResonate.com. For more information, email Sarah.Amos@ BraveheartWomenResonate.com.
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Wellness For Everyone at Natural Way Wellness Spa by Elka Tempest Love
atural Way Wellness Spa is the most accessible, natural, destination in Tucson for personal wellbeing. The spaâ€™s primary goal is to provide an all-natural whole body health experience that encompasses skin treatments, aromatherapy, massage and yoga. Owner Keri Gabriel and her hand-picked therapeutic practitioners believe in providing affordable services so that everyone may achieve a well balanced mind, body and spirit. The spa just opened its doors on April 14, during the most recent of downtown Tucsonâ€™s Second Saturday events. Gabriel is enthusiastic about being part of the strong, established and growing community in downtown Tucson and 4th Avenue. It is clear there is a population of working professionals, youth and retired men and women that are dedicated to wellness in everyday practice. Considering the philosophy of Natural Way Wellness Spa, there will be a graceful merging with these richly diverse community members and businesses.
The inspiration for opening Natural Way Wellness spa came through Keri Gabrielâ€™s passion for skin health. Keri practices balance in her own daily regime, including yoga morning and night, to develop and maintain strength. She says it is the best way one can wake up and also to find closure to the day. She is a licensed aesthetician and has worked in a variety of spa positions, including marketing and sales. Gabriel has a strong passion for organic and natural products. She has personally experienced profound and extensive health challenges that drove her to believe in and gain a deeper respect and understanding of holistic, alternative approaches to health care needs. She says that she observed an unmet need in town for the combined therapies of massage, natural skin treatment and yoga. Her main motivation for opening was to provide affordable and natural services to Tucson. She opened the spa as a labor of love. One of the most popular therapies provided at Natural
Way Wellness Spa is massage. Massage is approached not simply as a soothing treatment to aching muscles, but as a technique to address core issues that lead to tension and stress, causing misalignment in the body and muscle symptoms. Questions such as, “Where is the stress coming from?” and “How can we address symptoms the body is expressing in a way that may lighten the daily experience and cause these symptoms to dissipate?” are considered by the capable practitioners. A variety of modalities are offered, including Swedish, trigger point, deep-tissue, sports, reflexology and prenatal. A standard 50-minute massage is offered for $45, Specialty 80-minute for $65. and a Deluxe 110-minute for $85. As well as a mini, 25-minute massage, which is perfect for short lunch breaks. Many upgrades, including hot stone additions, are available for 50-minute or longer massages. Also on the menu are body wraps and scrubs. These treatments are intended to increase circulation, as well as detoxify the skin, lymph and fat cells of the body. For a truly therapeutic experience, 45-minute session body wraps are offered. Choices include an Herbal Wrap, which also alleviates muscle pain and sore joints, priced at $60, and an InchLoss Wrap, which decreases the size of fat cells, thus slimming one’s figure, priced at $85. Exfoliating and hydrating Salt Scrubs are ideal for skin that exhibits symptoms of our dry, desert climate. A 25-minute treatment is priced at $40 and the Deluxe 45-minute, which also includes hydrating coconut and essential oils, at $60. Therapeutic facial treatments are also provided by insightful aestheticians. The skin is the largest organ in the body and the last to receive nutrients. Thus, one must eat a healthy diet, drink enough water and supplement the skin’s nutritional needs through product that is recognizable as nutrients. Gentle organic and natural products, free from harsh chemicals, facilitate vibrant and glowing skin. Practitioners are trained to balance individual skin challenges through thoughtful analysis and effective facial massage techniques and products for men and women aged 16 to 90-something. The Standard, 50-minute facial is provided at $45,
the Specialty, 80-minute session which includes an herbal infusion and advanced treatment mask is $70, and the Deluxe 110-minute session includes an enzyme peel, standard aromatherapy, and hand and foot salt scrub is priced at only $90. Upgrades to the Standard Facial such as a Chemical Peel or Advanced Treatment Mask are available for $10 to $25, depending on the treatment. Aromatherapy, a time-honored tradition, developed through generations of herb-lore and wisdom, is also offered as an upgrade to any service. Standard aromatherapy includes three basic blends: Stress Relief, Energizing or Muscle Relaxing, for $10. A Custom, ayurvedic aromatherapy blend, intended to balance individual Dosha, can be added to any treatment or as a standalone. Aromatherapy is an excellent way to battle everyday stresses with easy-to-carry therapeutic relief. Clients may take the blend home in salts, oil or lotion for $30. Completing spa services for men and women is a comprehensive waxing menu. Facial and body waxing is provided by sensitive and caring professionals, according to client’s desired results. Advice on aftercare and follow-up appointments is provided in a gentle, accessible manner. In accordance with the Whole Body Health tradition, Natural Way Wellness Spa also offers personal yoga for health
instruction in 25- or 50-minute sessions for $25 and $45, respectively. The spa is looking forward to more extensive Wellness workshops and classes to be offered by community wellness practitioners on Sundays at a future date. Wellness practitioners at Natural Way Wellness Spa are accessible and develop ongoing relationships with the community members they interact with. They believe in providing individuals with the highest degree of thoughtful, personal attention. These attributes, combined with the comprehensive services offered by the spa, contribute to binding strong ties in the 4th Avenue district. Natural Way Wellness Spa is located at 329 East 7th St. For more information or to make an appointment, call 520-8828828, visit NaturalWayWellnessSpa.com and “like” them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter: (Natural_Way_Spa). See ad on page 6.
Intimate Relationships and the Spiritual Path by Marianne Williamson
he common wisdom goes like this: that the myth of “some enchanted evening,” when all is awash with the thrill of connection and the aliveness of new romance, is actually a delusion… a hormonally manufactured lie. That soon enough, reality will set in and lovers will awaken from their mutual projections, discover the psychological work involved in two people trying to reach across the chasm of real-life separateness, and come to terms at last with the mundane sorrows of human existence and intimate love. In this case, the common wisdom is a lie. From a spiritual perspective, the scenario above is upside down. From a spiritual perspective, the original high of a romantic connection is thrilling because it is true. It is in fact the opposite of delusion. For in a quick moment, a gift from the gods, we are likely to suspend our judgment
of the other, not because we are temporarily insane, but because we are temporarily sane. We are having what you might call a mini-enlightenment experience. Enlightenment is not unreal; enlightenment—or pure love—is all that is real. Enlightenment is when we see not as through a glass darkly, but truly face-to-face. What is unreal is what comes after the initial high, when the personality self reasserts itself and the wounds and triggers of our human ego form a veil across the face of love. The initial romantic high is not something to outgrow, so much as something to earn admittance back into—this time not as an unearned gift of Cupid’s arrows, but as a consequence of the real work of the psychological and spiritual journey. The romantic relationship is a spiritual assignment, presenting an opportunity for lovers and would-be lovers to burn through our own issues and forgive the other theirs, so together we can gain re-entrance to the joyful realms of our initial contact that turn out to have been real love after all. Our problem is that most of us rarely have a psychic container strong enough to stand the amount of light that
pours into us when we have truly seen, if even for a moment, the deep beauty of another. The problem we have is not that in our romantic fervor we fall into a delusion of oneness; the problem is that we then fall into the delusion of separateness. And those are the romantic mysteries: the almost blinding light when we truly see each other, the desperate darkness of the ego’s blindness, and the sacred work of choosing the light of mutual innocence when the darkness of anger and guilt descend. Marianne Williamson is an internationally noted speaker, author of 10 books, Unity Church minister and a teacher and student of A Course in Miracles. Her most recent workshops focus on the topic of Enchanted Love: Building the Inner Temple of the Sacred and the Romantic.
Spiritual Life Complements Physical Healing An Interview with Sandra Larison
by Dr. Michael Uzick,
or about six years, I’ve referred many of my patients to my friend and colleague, Sandra Larison, for her unique approach to mentoring. She helps my patients address the nonphysical aspects of their beings in a profound way. I’m excited to announce that Sandra will be seeing clients at Genesis Natural Medicine Center. This is such a great benefit for my cancer patients, because she has a rare form of insight and wisdom that provides true clarity in every circumstance, whether it’s dealing with an illness or developing resolutions in relationships. Sandra speaks of love, one’s heart, and can guide people so that they may walk through life with the highest integrity; the first
essential key to discover and fully express their true selves. Sandra, what makes your sessions so unique? I design each session by creating a foundation that will support us moving into unknown territories with a sense of adventure. It is important for me to establish a relationship that has mentoring guidelines. I see my sessions as two equals coming together with the common intention of discovering where in the past a decision was made to live in limitation and separation. Then set our course to change those perceptions and create much healthier decisions that support life to be a loving experience.
Sandra Larison Would you approach a session with a cancer patient differently than a person who is struggling in a relationship? Not necessarily, I ask everyone the same questions: First: Do you want to live? This is the foundational question that is critical for every person to answer. The second question: Do you love yourself and your life? This starts a dialogue that is of genuine interest, thus immediately creating a foundation for self-discovery. Our dialogue unfolds gently, creating and
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establishing trust, as well as establishing a platform to support an internal healing environment. Sandra, what is the essence of your approach that enables you to guide people to clarity in their lives? I trust in the higher levels of thought, carrying an energy that brings all of us to a state of well-being. I simply hold the knowing of perfection. If we think, speak, feel and act on the highest levels of thought, such as gratitude, appreciation, kindness and acceptance, we open our minds and hearts for wholeness to be experienced; this is our original blueprint. Our original blueprint has no disease of any kind. My cancer patients are typically my focus, but unfortunately, the spouses, the family members and caregivers are too often left traumatized and neglected. How can you help them? As a spiritual health mentor, I guide an individual to live from the wisdom within, allowing their true nature to find expression. If we look at the caregiver as being traumatized and neglected, we are seeing a codependent relationship.
When both parties are attempting to live from the other’s energy, they are not generating their own energy that is life-sustainable. When illness occurs in one, the other feels sympathy. Sympathy cannot change anything. As much as they want to, they can’t take their pain away. I help to change the perceptions that are creating this codependent relationship. A healthy caregiver is one who knows that their power lies within and that it is always available to create as much as they need to thrive. Do you have a goal for your sessions, and how long do you expect a session to take? I would prefer to use the word “intention,” rather than “goal.” Intentions carry frequencies that can be life-giving. I intend for each one to be given as much time as they need to open their hearts. This can happen in an instant or it may take years, depending on how attached one is to their fear-based stories. To shift to a life of love and acceptance of the benevolence that is innate in all life takes only a change in perception. When there is an intention to uncover one’s heart, an internal opening occurs, allowing the
natural intelligence to express as personal authority. If you are willing to take this journey with me, you will find new ways to live life beyond your imagination. Sandra Larison will be a guest lecturer at Genesis Medicine Center, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., May 17. Location: 3920 N. Campbell Ave. For reservations, call 520-495-4400.
Dr. Michael Uzick Naturopathic Physician Michael Uzick, NMD, FABNO, is a fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology and owner of the Genesis Natural Medicine Center. See ad inside front cover.
The Hormone Balancing Act Natural Strategies for Feeling Better by Kathleen Barnes
ormones rule our lives; it’s a simple fact of biochemistry. In their role as the body’s chemical messengers, hormones affect every human biological system. Without them, nothing works correctly. Women’s hormonal systems are as complex as men’s, although vastly different. They govern reproduction, plus every aspect of health—including metabolizing food, proper immune function, physical and emotional responses to stress and the aging of cells.
Teens and Early 20s
Puberty and the early reproductive years should be the physical peak of a young woman’s life; when she is physically active and full of energy and youthful health. It’s also the time when breasts develop, hips widen, pubic hair
appears, menstruation begins, and she becomes capable of pregnancy. The good news is that several studies by the National Cancer Institute and the University of California, Los Angeles, have shown that regular exercise undertaken at this age results in lower estrogen levels throughout a woman’s life, greatly reducing her risk of breast cancer and other hormonal cancers. Yet, C.W. Randolph, Jr., a leading bioidentical hormone physician and co-author of From Hormone Hell to Hormone Well, reports that the ideal hormonal balance is routinely upset today. Culprits are obesity among young American women and the everyday presence of toxic estrogenic chemicals in today’s dairy products and meat, personal care products, plastics, food containers, pesticides and herbicides,
as well as car exhaust. “These compounds often have chemical structure similar to estrogen and can act like estrogen when introduced into the body,” Randolph explains. “Over time, these substances can increase estrogen in the body, potentially causing problems.” Categorized as xenoestrogens, these hormone disruptors can cause rapid growth in breast tissue and have been blamed for the appearance of breast tissue and even milk production in girls as young as 18 months and the early onset of puberty, particularly among African-American girls. They are also suspected in the rising incidence of breast cancer in younger women today.
Ways to Avoid Manmade Estrogens d Choose organic milk and dairy products. d Eat organic meats and wild-caught fish. d Avoid canned foods and plastic water and soda bottles. d Do not use lawn or garden chemical pesticides or herbicides. d Shed outdoor shoes before entering the house. d Avoid furniture made from medium-density fiberboard (MDF) and synthetic carpeting; these materials outgas toxic chemicals. d Use natural household-cleaning products, including baking soda and vinegar. d Choose natural personal care products, including shampoos, lotions and cosmetics.
blood sugar (glucose) under control. “Get a glucometer. You don’t need Women in their reproductive years a prescription. If your blood sugar often experience extreme stress in level isn’t between 80 and 90 in the struggling to balance family, work, morning, you need to look at your diet relationships and a need for personal and lifestyle. Getting this under control g r o w t h , a l o n g w i t h e c o n o m i c will create hormonal balance in the vast challenges. Women’s health expert majority of women. It’s so simple.” Dr. Christiane Northrup, author of The Wisdom of Menopause, blames Perimenopause the stress of modern lifestyles for The next hormonal shift overlaps with a hormone disruptions in women in woman’s reproductive years. Symptoms their childbearing years. “The stress of perimenopause, or the start of hormones cortisol and epinephrine menopause and the end of childbearing can have long-term effects on all other years, typically show up between the hormones,” advises Northrup. early and late 30s. Concurrently, many women These range from hot flashes, night sacrifice self-nurturance in order to sweats and insomnia to weight gain, nurture others. The first result is often fuzzy thinking and redistribution of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), which hair on the body. Again, the presence Northrup calls a “lifestyle disease.” of xenoestrogens and stress contribute. “We know that this problem seems to Women of other cultures worsen with each subsequent child. rarely experience the intensity of That made the connection for me,” she perimenopausal symptoms that Western adds, “that with growing families and women report. So does that make responsibilities, women no longer take perimenopause a lifestyle disease, as care of themselves as well; no longer get well? the amount of exercise they once did. Emphatically yes, says Holly The body is quite forgiving in their 20s, Lucille, a doctor of naturopathy, registered much less so in their 30s.” nurse and past president of the California Part of the result is the attempt to Naturopathic Doctors Association. “Diet reduce stress levels by eating high-fat and lifestyle are absolutely essential and high-sugar comfort foods. Weight to a healthy hormonal system,” which gain, blood sugar imbalances and sex she explains in her book, Creating and hormone imbalances follow. “Excess Maintaining Balance: A Woman’s Guide blood sugar changes the way estrogen, to Safe, Natural, Hormone Health. “The progesterone and testosterone are biochemistry of the body is based on metabolized,” Northrup explains. “PMS vitamins and minerals. If we compromise and other problems of the reproductive food and lifestyle choices, we are not years often go away when you get your getting the nutrients necessary to have a blood sugar balanced, but—here’s the healthy endocrine system.” Weight gain is a particular rub—you won’t get it rebalanced unless you are addressing the very real stressors concern during perimenopause. In their book, From Belly Fat to Belly Flat, in your life.” Due to the presence of xenoestrogens Dr. Randolph and Genie James, coand Americans’ general fondness for founders of the Natural Hormone processed comfort foods, women in their Institute, advocate a specific eating childbearing years are also increasingly plan to override belly fat and related afflicted by polycystic ovary syndrome accumulating effects of excess estrogen. (PCOS), a condition characterized by “In perimenopause, progesterone overproduction of testosterone and other production usually declines rapidly, male hormones. Insulite Laboratories, more than 120 times faster than in Louisville, Colorado, reports that estrogen or testosterone production. infertility and early onset Type 2 diabetes, That’s what aggravates the symptoms,” another hormonal imbalance problem, Randolph notes. “Because women in perimenopause are usually still are closely connected to PCOS. The first priority for every woman menstruating, they think their hormones at any age, counsels Northrup, is to get are okay.”
Seven Steps to Address Perimenopausal Symptoms 1. Good diet that’s heavy on organic foods and low in saturated fats
5. Stress management, as well as adrenal support via an adrenal glandular supplement
2. Vitex, or chasteberry, to increase progesterone naturally and help 6. Regular exercise balance excess estrogen 7. Bioidentical hormone replacement, 3. Black cohosh extract, like that found if symptoms become too uncomfortable in Remifemin, to control hot flashes Source: Creating and Maintaining and night sweats Balance: A Woman’s Guide to 4. Blood sugar stability “The more body fat you have, the more estrogen tips the hormonal imbalance,” says Lucille. “Those fat cells hold on to toxins and place more burden on the liver, making it unable to effectively metabolize those extra estrogens,” which are stored in body fat and brought into the body as xenoestrogens. “At the end of the day, estrogen is a messenger, and its message is to tell cells to grow and proliferate. That’s what we don’t want.” When estrogen becomes dominant, several things happen, including a more rapid release of insulin from the pancreas, which triggers sugar cravings. “It’s not a willpower problem,” Randolph assures. “Too much estrogen causes you to pack on the pounds in the belly area, and belly fat produces more estrogen. It’s a vicious cycle.” Lucille considers perimenopause the opposite of puberty and counsels, “While we are dealing with these changes, bringing some hormones on board for a short time can be a valuable tool.” However, she cautions, replacing anything isn’t the issue. “You have to look at the big picture,” she avers. “Putting hormones into a toxic body is like putting gas into a dirty gas tank. We have to restore function first.” Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) has been a boon for millions. Results of the Women’s Health Initiative, a national study of women’s health between 1991 and 2002, involving more than 160,000 postmenopausal women ages 50 to 79, sparked more widespread use early in the 21st century, when research began to show the dire consequences of synthetic hormone
Safe, Natural, Hormone Health, by Dr. Holly Lucille replacement. The Million Woman Study of British women also found that taking synthetic hormones at menopause doubled the risk of breast cancer for women. Northrup calls bioidenticals “nature’s ideal design,” due to the prescription of individually tailored doses, custom-made by compounding pharmacies. Although these are rarely covered by insurance, estradiol-only patches may be; however, additional progesterone and testosterone may still be necessary, depending on test results, according to Northrup.
If a woman has had no menstrual periods for 12 months, she is considered to be in menopause. However, Lucille asserts, “Menopause is not a disease.” Northrup touts menopause as the most creative and precious time of a woman’s life; it is often a time of spiritual awakening and self-fulfillment. “When the female brain passes menopause, the brain changes,” advises Northrup. “In a sense, we move from alternating current to direct current; I believe that this is the way the brain encodes wisdom.” “Yet there are women in their 60s that are still having hot flashes. What should they do?” queries Northrup. Natural alternatives exist that are safe and effective. “Many herbs have been used for millennia that have estrogen-like properties, but do not have estrogen’s side effects,” Northrup says. “There is huge confusion about this: Plant hormones have different structures than mammalian hormones NaturalTucson.com
and cannot act as growth hormones. If you have too much estrogen, these plant hormones can actually protect against excess stimulation.” Her favorite is pueraria mirifica, which has helped relieve perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms in 80 percent of her patients within days. (Because the method of harvesting and processing supports effectiveness, Northrup likes Solgar brand PhytoGen.) She also uses maca, from Peru, for its phytoestrogens, vitex, black cohosh and omega-3 fatty acids such as those found in salmon for ongoing hot flashes. “Some women go through these years and truly take their place as women of wisdom and power. They don’t need any additional hormone support; they have enough life energy coming,” comments Northrup. “Others may need to take some kind of hormone support their entire lives. Either way, no one should suffer.” Kathleen Barnes is a natural health advocate, author and publisher. User’s Guide to Natural Hormone Replacement is among her many books. Visit KathleenBarnes.com.
Foods to Reduce Estrogen Dominance d Cruciferous vegetables and green leafy vegetables with indole-3- carbinol to decrease xenoestrogens, including broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, spinach, celery and kale; two to three servings a day d Any citrus fruits, which have d-limonene to promote estrogen detoxification; one serving a day d Insoluble fiber as an estrogen binder, such as oats, berries, dried beans and apples; two servings a day d Lignans as estrogen binders, such as flaxseed, sesame seeds and flaxseed oil; two to three tablespoons a day Source: From Belly Fat to Belly Flat, by Dr. C.W. Randolph, Jr., and Genie James April
From Menopausal Misery to Menopausal Balance by Judy Gianni, NMD
Dr. Judy Gianni (formerly Hiell)
isery to a woman in perimenopause or menopause in general can be punctuated by sleepless nights, ripping off the covers, sweating, and then freezing or just staring into the dark waiting for sleep to magically come for sometimes hours, followed by exhaustion, irritability and feeling emotionally oversensitive—throw in a couple of hot flashes, too. Memory and word-finding becomes challenging and libido may decrease, as well. Weight issues start to surface and the pounds pack on, especially around the middle. Body inflammation, joint aches and stiffness are another common complaint. Not every woman goes through these extremes, but others have it worse, creating a true state of crisis. Fortunately, with the assistance of whole body hormonal balancing, women can optimize their health on all levels and recapture a sense of feeling recognizable to oneself, something that can be lost 26
in menopause. It is a journey, but one with great reward. Hormonal balance is built on a solid bedrock of healthy diet, adequate exercise and rest and a lack of toxic burden. Getting to a place of balance and obtaining relief from symptoms, with the implementation of a few hormonal allies, such as essential fatty acids, herbs and bioidentical hormones, can come surprisingly quickly. When it comes to menopausal management, the strategies constitute a long continuum of options, ranging from low-tech, low-intervention (i.e., stress reduction, optimal diet, increasing flax oil and ground flax) to high-tech, highintervention (i.e., injectable hormones, hormone patches, hysterectomy). Entry onto that continuum depends on a woman’s overall health, how symptomatic she was during her menstrual years, her genetics, her current diet and lifestyle and just how symptomatic she is now. Many patients desire the least invasive approach to get the optimum results. Often, the middle of that continuum is best, and concentrated herbal extracts and/or customized biidentical hormones are used to balance
estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and DHEA. Every program has to be customized to each woman’s individual needs. Bioidentical hormones, which are plant-based and custom-made according to the doctor’s prescription, may come in the form of a topical cream, sublingual (under the tongue) drops or lozenges, capsules or vaginal suppositories. If thyroid or adrenals need support, they can be addressed, as well. The journey from menopausal misery to optimal balance, where temperatures are regulated, sleep is restored, libido returns and, the brain is working properly is a welcome place to thrive. Every woman needs her own unique program to find a happy equilibrium, and balance is a beautiful thing. Judy Gianni, NMD, owner of NatureMedica Naturopathic Clinic and Detox Spa, is a naturopathic physician who has been helping woman and men achieve hormonal balance in Tucson for 17 years. For more information or to make an appointment, cala 520887-4287 or visit NatureMedica.net. See ad on page 11.
Turn Back the Clock with New Treatments and Breakthroughs by Linda Sechrist
With aging still a largely mysterious process, current seekers of perpetual youth and beauty are urging scientists to find ways to slow or even reverse it. New tools to fight lines, wrinkles and sagging skin excite the imagination.
oday’s anti-aging toolbox is filled with promise. Tools range from athome strengthening and refining creams to commercial treatment technologies such as cold laser, intense pulsed light (IPL), light-emitting diode (LED), microdermabrasion, photofacials, and skin tightening and rejuvenating ultrasound. Acupuncture facelifts make use of ancient Chinese techniques. Then there are the more invasive injectables, fillers and chemical peels. How do we know what is best for us? Whatever one’s chosen tools, Hema Sundaram, author of Face Value: The Truth about Beauty— and a Guilt-Free Guide to Finding It, believes that women at any age have every right to pursue the outward expression of their inner beauty. The Washington, D.C.-based medical doctor and board-certified dermatologist, who specializes in cosmetic surgery, supports a woman’s freedom to choose, without embarrassment or criticism. She emphasizes the positive effects of cosmetic procedures performed for the right reasons and notes, “Restoring the
balance between a woman’s inner and outer selves can transform her life.” An at-home anti-aging regimen aimed at retarding time’s telltales and enhancing beauty lays the foundation for an effective partnership with an esthetician or dermatologist. Performed consistently, do-it-yourself treatments can help to maintain cosmetic work performed by skincare professionals. Popular, non-invasive techniques are explained here. Many take it a step further with a meditation practice designed to develop and project inner, spiritual beauty. Gua Sha. This Chinese technique (pronounced GWA SHA) uses a small medicinal board to gently massage, manipulate and stimulate energy points along the face. The objective is to promote a normal flow of energy, or qi (pronounced KEE), and blood circulation and to remove toxins. It also supports, lymph drainage. Gua sha activates inner vitality by stimulating both the superficial and deep muscles that control facial expression. Beauty benefits include a NaturalTucson.com
brighter complexion and a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles, dark undereye circles and puffy eyes. It also lifts sagging at the neck and jaw. Hypnox. This 25-minute guided hypnotherapeutic audio recording is touted as a natural alternative to the neurotoxin Botox. Instead of paralyzing targeted facial muscles, which inhibits natural facial expression, Hypnox targets and retrains the same muscles to stop habitual frowning, lip puckering and squinting. The process is said to promote overall relaxation, allowing wrinkles to fade away. Facercize. Muscle resistance training helps tone and enliven the 30 muscles of the face to render more youthful-looking features. Muscle fibers literally smooth out, shorten and lift the attached skin on the face and neck. Enzyme Mask. A weekly exfoliating fruit enzyme mask gently dissolves dead surface cells and embedded impurities, while restoring hydration. Adding an organic, fruit-based peel of alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids supplies an ideal boost that can result in an even brighter complexion and firmer looking skin. Retinols. These naturally occurring forms of vitamin A are a gentler, overthe-counter version of retinoids. They likewise promote healthy cell renewal and collagen production. Gentle Microdermabrasion. Athome microdermabrasion kits work to reduce the visibility of pores and fine lines. Many come with battery-operated brushes, aluminum-free scrubs, balancing toners and moisturizing serums; look for natural ingredients. Microcurrent Facial Sculpting. “Electrical stimulation forces facial muscles to do sit-ups,” says Charlene Handel, owner of Skin Fitness, Etc., in Carlsbad, California. Twenty years of experience with handheld commercial products have convinced this certified holistic esthetician that if the current can’t be felt, it isn’t doing the job.
Good genes, a healthy lifestyle and skilled beauty enhancements can slow the clock of aging. ~ Dr. Hema Sundaram, owner, Sundaram Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery Center April
Trained by Elina Fedotova, CEO of Elina Organics and founder of the Association of Holistic Skin Care Practitioners, Handel cautions that techniques intended to move skincare products beyond the outermost dermal layer—such as microcurrent, cold laser, ultrasound and LED—should be 100 percent natural and organic. “Read labels to find the USDA Organic seal and avoid subjecting skin to synthetic chemicals and ingredients that contain petroleum derivatives from crude oil; artificial fragrances, which frequently
contain toxic chemicals; and synthetic preservatives such as parabens,” she advises. The ultimate responsibility for skincare is our own. When a healthy diet, sufficient sleep, exfoliation, hydration and natural topical treatments are no longer keeping gravity at bay, individuals of either gender need not hesitate to seek help from skin-care professionals. Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings magazines.
Facial Contouring Primer by Linda Sechrist
acial acupuncture uses 12 strategically placed needles in the scalp and neck at muscle attachment points to lift the face and neck. “Ten to 20 treatments refresh the face, regardless of your age,” advises Anna Baker, a doctor of Oriental medicine and owner of Faces by Dr. Anna, in Sarasota, Florida. Baker advises that the results of 50 treatments are frequently better than a facelift, from sculpting the jawline and neck profile to erasing lines and lifting droopy eyelids. “Cold lasers, IPL and LED use gentle energy from light waves to act on cells deep in the skin, helping them to grow back stronger,” says cosmetic chemist and esthetician Elina Fedotova, of Elina Organics, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Chicago, Illinois. Of the three, she considers IPL the most dramatic. Offered by many estheticians, ultrasound wands emit radio frequencies to stimulate skin cells through vibration. Used to diminish wrinkles and lessen the appearance of scars, it also facilitates migration of serum and mask ingredients to sink into deeper layers of skin. Note that because ultrasound penetrates to the blood level, any products used during the treatment should be only the purest and most natural.
Ride Smart, Ride Safe, Ride On by Tanner Jones
rom the quad-crushing climbs of Mt. Lemmon to the smooth pavement of the bike and pedestrian paths throughout town, Tucson is consistently recognized as one of America’s top bicycling cities. With hundreds of miles of bike lanes and trails, there are ample cycling opportunities for every skill level, from the competitive cycling enthusiast to commuters and weekend family riders. Cycling, either as a hobby or sport, brings myriad benefits, including improved health though exercise, environmentally friendly transportation and general fun and enjoyment for all ages. But before jumping on your trusty velocipede (bicycle), consider becoming educated about bike laws and safety, to make each outing as enjoyable as possible. One of the most influential groups promoting and educating bicycle safety in Tucson is the Pima County Bicycle & Pedestrian Program, which works with the Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee, the Tucson Department of Environmental Quality, the Arizona Department of Transportation and other groups and bicycle clubs. Matt Zoll, Pima County Bicycle and Pedestrian Program manager, says, “Our bike safety programs promote cycling for work, play, and health.” The programs offer a variety of courses for cyclists ranging in age and experience. “Classes cover riders of all ages, from 4 to 90 years old,” says Zoll. “Some people have not been on a bike for 15 years, so this offers a refresher. We give out free helmets,
lights or locks to those who participate.” The first thing to check before heading out on the roads or trails is the quality of your bike. “Ideally,” Zoll states, “riders want to start off with a good bike. There is a different between a bike you buy at WalMart versus a bike you buy at a bike shop.” Many of the local bike shops in Tucson can provide appropriate sizing and fitting, and many provide free or reduced maintenance fees for their customers. “In the programs, we teach basic pre-ride safety,” Zoll says. “Riders should check tire pressure, look for cracks or thorns in the tires, and then shake and inspect for loose ball bearings to make sure everything is secure.” When the bike is ready to roll, riders should also pack appropriately. “We say to bring a cell phone, hydration system (water bottles, hydration packs), gloves, helmet, and identification, in case something goes wrong and the rider is unable to communicate.” Proper riding attire is also important. While many commuters ride in their work clothes, brightly colored clothing or reflective vests may provide better visibility, and longer rides may require padded shorts for comfort or outer clothing to guard against the elements. Riders that commute or train in the dawn or dusk hours are encouraged to use handlebar and tail lights, as well as reflectors on the wheels and body of the bike. Cyclists should also bring a repair kit for fixing flats and making on-the-road NaturalTucson.com
repairs. Zoll also encourages bringing a small manual for quick fixes. “We produce a mini-pocket guide that not only has repair tips, but also includes the pertinent traffic laws and safety guides for riders to reference when out on the road.” Finally, before the pedals start
turning, it’s a good idea to have a route set. The Pima County Bike and Pedestrian Program offers free bike maps that include bike and pedestrian trails and streets with bike lanes. “The maps are good,” Zoll says, “but people may want to drive the route or ride it on weekends. There could be construction, or the road may look good on the map, but be rough to ride on.” Another good idea is to check with local bike clubs about the routes they take and become aware of the conditions on those streets. For parents, cycling is a great way to expose kids to the outdoors and get active, and there are bike accessories for kids of all ages. From pull trailers to tag-along tandem, children can experience the joys of riding early on. For those just learning to ride on their own, a park or trail closed to vehicles is probably the best place to start. Zoll notes, however, “Even on what appears to be a safe path, something could come up, so parents should remain close and keep an eye out.” In addition, Zoll maintains, “Parents should practice what they preach. We want kids to be safe and wear helmets, so parents should model this and wear them, too.” So mount up, get some fresh air and exercise and experience why Tucson continues to be one of the best biking cities in America.
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For more information, visit BikePED.pima.gov. Tanner Jones is a freelance writer based in Tucson.
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Liquid Taste Treats Try These Healthy Green Drinks
by Jason Manheim
magine a diet that eliminates the need for calorie counting and never prompts a late-night rummage in search of foods possibly high in fat, sugar or processed ingredients; one that allows you to eat like you do now, except for one small change—the addition of a green drink or smoothie. A g r e e n d r i n k i s n ’t a m e a l replacement; it’s a supplement (a starter or side dish) to the diet you already enjoy. Simply drink one prior to breakfast and if you are committed to optimal health, another before lunch and dinner. You can change the ingredients at will, according to taste. Fruits and vegetables are the most nutrient-rich foods on the planet, accepted as staples in just about every healthy diet imaginable. From vegetarian to omnivore to Weight Watchers diets, the green drink is welcome. After a week or so of drinking green, your body will begin to crave the rush of nutrients it receives and less healthy foods will simply lose their appeal. You will naturally gravitate towards foods that fuel your body, instead of foods that drag it down. Robert Young, Ph.D., author of The pH Miracle, has been in the forefront of promoting the fact that the body thrives when its pH levels are more alkaline than acidic. Disease-causing bacteria and viruses, as well as other abnormalities, flourish in an acid state, while the body’s natural defense mechanisms work best in an alkaline
state. He writes, “Our glands and organs function properly in exact proportion to the amount of alkaline and acid levels in our system; eating a balance of 75 percent alkaline foods and 25 percent acidic foods is ideal.” Young reports that keeping your body in an alkaline state amplifies benefits such as immune system function, strength, stamina and weight loss. Fruits and vegetables, especially green leafy vegetables, are extremely alkaline, and drinking them is an easy way to consume more. According to the Institute of Medicine’s Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrates, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein and Amino Acids, the average adult needs about 50 grams of protein a day. Eating normal meals generally supplies that. Greens, despite the common misconception, also contain a good amount of protein when eaten in large quantities, which green drinks provide. Getting started requires only a blender or juicer, depending on the recipe. Juicing is great for a quick jolt of concentrated energy; the drink delivers maximum nutrient intake, and the absence of fiber enables nearimmediate absorption of vitamins and minerals. Juicing is also preferred by people with digestive issues or those looking to cleanse or heal their system. NaturalTucson.com
While blending a green smoothie reduces nutrient concentration through oxidation, by whipping air into the drink, it is ideal for people that need to keep their sugar in check. It’s the flip side of juicing, which can turn a fivepound bag of fruits and greens into a glass of concentrated fruit sugars, called fructose. Blending also delivers fiber, which helps keep the digestive tract in tip-top shape. It can even serve as a complete meal; you can add avocado or raw almond butter for healthy fats, and protein powder, raw chocolate and bee pollen for extra stamina and endurance—much more than what is possible using a juicer. In most cases, a typical blender will suffice. However, when blending fruits and vegetables with a harder consistency, such as carrots, pineapple hearts and apples, or waxy greens like kale, you will need more specialized equipment. Two professional blenders, Blendtec and Vitamix, are a good fit for home countertops. Spinach, chard and mixed greens make a perfect base for beginners. Just blend or juice them with a few sweet fruits and berries like banana, blueberries and apple to disguise the green taste. From there, you can experiment by adding more potent ingredients like kale, beet greens, mustard greens, arugula and watercress. Mint or other herbs add a refreshing twist. It helps newcomers to start with more fruits than greens, and then gradually shift the balance. For even more smoothie nutrition, try adding superfoods, such as puréed pumpkin, coconut milk or oil, nut and seed butters, avocado and even garlic. To assuage a sweet tooth, add a dash of honey or pitted dates to the blender. You don’t have to live like a strict dieter, athlete or nutritionist to be healthier and feel better. Just toss a few fruits and greens into a blender or juicer each day and drink to your health. Jason Manheim is a health, fitness and green drink junkie in Los Angeles, CA. His educational website, HealthyGreen Drink.com, was the inspiration for his book, The Healthy Green Drink Diet: Advice and Recipes to Energize, Alkalize, Lose Weight, and Feel Great. April
Great Green Drinks
This refreshing summer delight is perfect for parties by the pool, barbecues and picnics in the park. Broccoli’s cancer-fighting properties combat carcinogens introduced to meat by a smoky grill. Ginger works to settle stomachs and has long been a remedy for heartburn.
The good-for-you factor in salads is often diminished by introducing salad oils and dressings, sacrificing some health benefits for taste, but not so with this drink. The fiber-rich kale and the veritable powerhouse of vitamins in spinach pair with sweet carrots and a tart green apple, juiced to a harmonious balance of taste and nutrition.
1 crown of broccoli ½ small red cabbage 2 carrots 1 lemon (peeled) 1 green apple Ginger to taste
3 leaves kale 1 bunch cilantro 1 cup spinach 1 cucumber 1–2 carrots 1 green apple
Peel ginger root and juice all ingredients together. Serve over ice.
Combine ingredients and juice.
by Jason Manheim
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The conventional approach to spirituality instructs us to search for God and truth outside ourselves (exoteric), whereas the Light and Sound approach instructs us to search for God and truth within ourselves (esoteric). There is a vast difference between the two, of which greater numbers are growing increasingly aware. Sri Gary Olsen Spiritual Leader of MasterPath
–– Sri Gary Olsen
Search for God in temples or scriptures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . God, Soul, and Spirit exist inside the body Born in imperfection, forgiving of sin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Born in perfection, resolving of karma Only one incarnation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Multiple incarnations External worship of Saints. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Attaining your own Self and God Realization Mind is the disciple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Soul is the disciple Morality, forced abstinence and denial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moderation and balance in all things Hope of heavenly reward in afterlife. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Heavenly state attained while living Ascended Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Living Master All sincere seekers are cordially invited to a free introductory talk on the mysteries of the Divine Spirit, given by a longtime student of MasterPath (includes video presentation).
Saturday, May 26th — 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Dusenberry/River Branch Library 5605 E. River Road, Tucson, AZ 85750 1:00 - 2:30 pm Introductory Talk (includes video presentation) To receive a free copy of the book Soul’s Divine Journey by Sri Gary Olsen, please visit our website at www.masterpath.org or write to P.O. Box 9035, Temecula, CA 92589-9035 USA 32
Guavas can be hard to come by and vary in size, shape and texture. Sort the seeds before dropping the ingredients into the blender, as some may be too hard to break up and should go into the composter. Also, some guava skin can be thick and bitter; test a bit of its zest before blending. 1 cup guava 1 avocado 1 cup mango 1 lemon (juice) Water Add all ingredients. Blend until smooth, adding water as needed.
Think of this drink as summertime in a glass. Though the name traditionally has a less-than-healthy connotation, this vitamin-rich twist on the theme will leave partakers refreshed and energized. Celery and mint make for a smooth and clean taste, while delivering essential nutrients and properties known to help lower blood pressure. Bottoms up! 1 stalk celery 1 handful mint leaves 2–3 handfuls spinach 1 apple Combine ingredients and juice. Recipes courtesy of Jason Manheim, from The Healthy Green Drink Diet.
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Conquering ANY Disease & Losing Weight An Interview with Qigong Practitioner Jeff Primack
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This interview was conducted by Diana E. Vargas M.D. as a written transcript for her patients. She has practiced medicine for 31 years and was recently certified to teach FoodBased Healing. Jeff Primack is a Qigong teacher that has studied with many naturopathic healers from all over the world and has taught over 30,000 people in live seminars. Dr. Vargas: Medical weight loss with HCG was very popular in 2011. People lose weight, but many contest it is a starvation diet. What are your feelings? Primack: HCG is a homeopathic formula for suppressing the appetite. I have seen dozens of my students lose very hardto-burn fat with HCG when high-phytochemical smoothies are the main part of the diet, but I disagree with the diet most people are using along with the HCG. Most people are advised to eat zero fat, meat and vegetables for 30 days! This will make anyone lose weight, however this creates a very acidic condition for the body. My weight loss protocol can be combined with HCG, however drinking high-phytochemical smoothies automatically suppresses the appetite because the body is getting the nutrients it needs. High-phytochemical smoothies and a combination of thermogenic fat burning foods work better for weight loss than a crash diet.
Dr. Vargas: Why is it common for people eating healthy to have difficulty getting enough phytochemicals? Primack: Most phytochemicals (active plant medicine) hide in the cellulose fibers of seeds, stems, skins and rinds of common foods. Many people eat the right foods, but throw
The white part of the grapefruit is phytochemical-rich and highly effective at fighting cancer. 36
away the parts with all the medicine! Smoothies from a 3-horsepower blender have helped many people to reverse cancer. We need to cleave out or “micronize” phytochemicals from the seeds, stems, skins and rinds. Juicing fruits and vegetables is a waste of time. It throws fiber away that God intended us to eat and is where phytochemicals dwell! Most people simply don’t know where the phytochemicals are.
Dr. Vargas: It amazes me more Doctors are not educated about Food-Healing. Especially considering America has seen a 500% increase in Diabetes in 10 years. Jeff, how can people naturally balance their blood sugar? Primack: People often balance blood sugar after a few weeks on a high-phytochemical diet. It is very inexpensive
pains every day for years, and does not require much and the same day he began of anything outside of the supplementing Reishi into his produce department. Certain diet, the chest pains stopped. foods like the bitter melon Along with ingesting the contain an “insulin-like high soluble fiber foods like substance” that, when eaten, avocado (and its big seed), my naturally lowers blood sugar. Grandfather extended his life, Bitter melon helps the body astonishing the doctors with naturally balance its sugar. his lipid panel. Many with diabetes have Cholesterol can be missing information and eat safely lowered with special foods they think are healthy, f o o d s a n d i n e x p e n s iv e but in reality are not. To mushrooms. We make a tea begin with, nobody has told out of Eggplant and other the diabetes community that Jeff Primack tells an audience of 2000 people how to make powerful foods that can the disease is completely smoothies with avocado seed taste delicious. He gives everyone significantly lower the LDL reversible. Monitoring blood a sample to prove it tastes good. bad cholesterol. Some foods sugar proves food works. The like eggplant are so effective, first step is to increase the amount of phytochemicals eaten and Dr. Vargas: The unique aspect of your simply drinking the tea can be very the second is removing certain problem program is that you BLEND parts of beneficial. I combine several foods that foods. Oddly enough, the foods I fruits and vegetables that most throw have similar effects and add foods to recommend avoiding are many of the away. Why do you do this specifically balance the taste, making it delicious. Don’t assume that medicine has to come same ones the diabetic community for reversing heart disease? from a pill or inside a bottle; often it’s thinks are good to eat. Primack: I realize most nutritionists are just sitting in the produce department. Dr. Vargas: Let’s talk about Asthma surprised to see me blend a delicious and its connection to Vitamin C smoothie adding AVOCADO WITH Jeff Primack & 200 deficiency. You have hundreds of THE BIG SEED. When a knowledgeable Instructors will teach Asthma reversal testimonials and I nutritionist hears that the Avocado Seed has tons of phytochemicals for 4-days of Food Healing specifically want to hear how food detoxification and more soluble fiber & Qigong for $99. and Qigong play a role. (for cleaning plaque out of arteries) than any other food, we usually have “Qi Revolution” comes to Primack: I became Asthma-free 15 years their attention. Phoenix Convention Center ago using a Qigong breathing technique Some of what I say is controversial, June 16th – 19th. called “Breath Empowerment”. We but real life people have tested my heart teach it on Day 1 of our Qi Revolution disease protocol. Reishi mushroom is To reserve tickets or for more seminar along with food-based healing. clinically shown to help heart disease info, call 800-298-8970 or People's wheezing and Asthma patients with chest pain and is backed visit www.QiRevolution.com. symptoms often vanish in as little as by research from the University of See ad on back cover. a few days using breathing techniques Tokyo. My grandfather had chest and, of course, eating specific foods. I've recommended Kiwi for years because of its superior bioavailable Vitamin C content. The white center of kiwi holds a treasure trove of phytochemicals and is particularly effective in helping to reverse symptoms of asthma! Asthma is often caused by a deficiency of Vitamin C, however tablets of Vitamin C will not reverse someone’s asthma; only food-based Vitamin C does this. There are many foods that when eaten help to keep asthmatics out of the emergency room.
COMING IN JUNE
HEALTHY ESCAPES Getaways spark personal growth, optimal wellness and active adventure. Special Section:
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TUESDAY, MAY 1
Creative Anatomy: Sculpting the Neck with Clay – 9am-1pm. With Patrick Moore. 4 CE hours. $108. A Rich Experience, 7435 N Oracle Rd, Ste 101. 520-544-8086. ARichExperience.com. Western Institute for Leadership Development – 6pm. Now enrolling grades 9 and 10 for August 2012. Find out more: Open House. Main Library, Downtown, 101 N Stone Ave. 520-615-2200. Info@TheWesternInstitute.org.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2
UA Cancer Center Monthly Educational Support Meeting – 12-1pm. Topic: Caring for Body, Mind & Spirit: Chinese Medicine’s Value to Oncology with guest speaker Christy Allen, LAc. University of Arizona Cancer Center, Rm 2920, 1515 N Campbell Ave. Kathleen Pickrel: 520-694-4786. Get Juiced with Nutritionist Kathy Iannacone – 6pm. Learn the fundamentals and benefits of juicing. $20. The Tasteful Kitchen, 722 N Stone Ave. 520-250-9600.
THURSDAY, MAY 3 Menu for the Future Discussion Course – Thursdays, May 3-Jun 7. 6:30-8pm. Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture offers a 6-session discussion course that analyzes the connection between food and sustainability. Participants must attend all sessions. $30. Central Tucson. 520-331-9821. Meghan.Mix@BajaAZ.org.
WaterSmart: Desert Rain Gardens – 8:30-10am. Learn the essentials for design, installation, plant selection and realistic characteristics and expectations for rainfed landscapes. Free. Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N Campbell Ave. Registration required, SmartScape Program: 520626-5161, SmartScape.Pima@gmail.com. WaterSmart: Rainwater Harvesting – 9-11am. Learn simple and complex water harvesting methods. Focus on passive and active ways to redirect. Gray Water usage regulations; water budgeting discussed. Free. Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N Campbell Ave. Registration required, SmartScape Program: 520-626-5161, SmartScape. Pima@gmail.com. “A Salute to Summer” Arts and Crafts Festival – 9am-3pm. Featuring 30+ Tucson artists presenting a wide range of hand-made arts and crafts. Raffle to benefit homeless veterans. Free. At the Doubletree by Hilton, 445 S Alvernon. Joan Ohler: 520-797-1751. TucsonArtsAndCrafts.org. Reiki and Animals Level 1 – 10am-5pm. Learn Reiki 1 and how to apply it to balancing and healing people as well as animals. Includes hands-on experience with animals working with Hand Positions, Polarity Fuses, Chakras and Ting Points. $100. Linda Johns: 520-825-4645. JourneyToHealing.com.
FRIDAY, MAY 4
Monsieur Lazhar – 2012 Academy Award Nominee. “Refreshingly understated ... delivers charming comic moments.” –The Montreal Gazette. Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd. LoftCinema.org. IONS Tucson presents “Piloting Your Way through Unchartered Territory” – 6:30-8pm. With Pamela Hale, MA. Taking a “flight assessment” to help you identify your strengths and current spiritual edge. $5 suggested donation. 520-399-8285. IonsTucson.org.
SATURDAY, MAY 5
60 Pounds of Produce for $10 – 8am-12pm. Market on the Move sells fresh produce to benefit Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. PCC Desert Vista Campus, 5901 S Calle Santa Cruz. 520-206-5030. The3000Club.org.
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Weird Plant Sale – 8am-3pm. Specialty vendors offer and answer questions about a wide range of rare, unusual and peculiar plants. Free admission. Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Alvernon Way. 520-326-9686. TucsonBotanical.org.
Tucson Folk Festival – May 5 & 6. 12-10pm, Sat; 11am-9pm, Sun. Features music, dance and entertainment. El Presidio Park, 115 N Church Ave. Tucson Dowsers Presents: Dowsing Q&A Panel/Discussion – 1-3pm. Open to the public. $5 suggested donation. At Unity of Tucson. TucsonDowsers.org. Feeling the Emptiness of Worldly Life? – 3-4:30pm. Learn how to obtain Buddhic consciousness. Wesak, on the full moon in May, celebrates the birth, enlightenment and ascension of Gautama Buddha. Experience radiation and blessings of Buddha. Free. Murphy-Wilmot Library. Elisabeth: 520-250-3871. Tucsontsl@ gmail.com. Facebook.com/pages/the-summitlighthouse-tucson.
SUNDAY, MAY 6
Clinical Sports Massage: Ankle Sprains – 9am5pm. Instructor: David Blum. 7 CE contact hours for bodyworkers. Tuition: $140. Cortiva Institute, 6390 E Broadway Blvd. 520-407-5160 or Cortiva.com.
Reiki and Animals Level 2 – 10am-5pm. Learn Reiki 2. Enhance your ability to work from a distance with the physical and emotional levels of people or animals. Hands-on with animals: pressure points, Association Points and Spine clearing. $100. Linda Johns: 520-825-4645. JourneyToHealing.com. Documentary Film Showing – 12-5pm. Presented by the Bruno Groening Circle of Friends. Also showing the film: June 17, July 29, and Sept 9. UMC, Rm C, 1501 N Campbell Ave. Evey Weissman: Weissmae@email.arizona.edu. Bruno-Groening.org/English. Self-Love Made Easy – 12:30pm. Step into a more positive way of thinking and being. Don’t know how? Caught in old patterns? Learn to be kind and loving to yourself. Unity of Tucson, Rm 3, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-907-8983. Benefits of Animal Reiki – 1-2:15pm. Join Andra’s Animal Reiki Therapy for this presentation by Andra S. Ewton. Free. The Center for Advanced Energy Therapeutics, 1976 N Kolb Rd. RSVP required: 520-882-0292, AndraART@cox.net, AndraART.com.
TUESDAY, MAY 8
Western Institute for Leadership Development – 6pm. Now enrolling grades 9 and 10 for August 2012. Find out more: Open House. Sam Lena Library, 1607 S 6th Ave. 520-615-2200. Info@TheWesternInstitute.org. Overcoming Anger, Stress or Depression with Meditation – 6:30pm. Free Library Talk. Golf Links Library, 9640 E Golf Links Rd. 520-4411617. MeditationInTucson.org.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9
Barbara Grandstaff Teaches Kinesio Taping – May 9 & 16. 9am-1pm. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N First Ave. Info & to register: 520-907-7542. “Inside The Overpass” Mural Unveiling – 4-6pm. Join youth artists, neighbors and community leaders in celebrating the official unveiling of the mural. Free. 29th St & Columbus Blvd. 520-7919359. TucsonArtsBrigade.org.
SATURDAY, MAY 12
WaterSmart: Residential Drip Irrigation – 8:30am-12:30pm. Learn how to assemble a basic drip irrigation system, maintain it, install a timer, develop a schedule for an automated irrigation system. Free. Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N Campbell Ave. Registration required, SmartScape Program: 520-626-5161, SmartScape. Pima@gmail.com. Global Breathwork Day – 8:30am-6:30pm. With Scotty Johnson and Jannelle Weakly. Discover the healing, creativity and insight unleashed through a session of Holotropic Breathwork. The Floating Stone Inn & Aqua Spa, Tubac. Scotty: 520-954-5487. WaterSmart: Hands-On Waterwise Garden Design – 9am-12pm. Award-winning garden designer and author Scott Calhoun teaches you to develop a conceptual xeric garden design. Bring a basic site map. Free. Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N Campbell Ave. Registration required, SmartScape Program: 520-626-5161, SmartScape. Pima@gmail.com Soul’s Relationship to Mind: Free Class – 1011am. Explore the difference between the soul’s promptings and the mind’s desires. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco, Annex Rm 3. 520-603-1558. Santmat.net. Chakra System – 10am-2pm. Raising your vibration allows you to receive more intuitive information. Learn how to read, strengthen and balance energy field while developing a clear understanding of the chakras and how they work together. $50. Linda Johns: 520-825-4645. JourneyToHealing.com. Learn Reiki (Level I) – 10am-6pm. Become a certified Reiki I practitioner. An in-depth study of Reiki principles, self-healing techniques, chakra health and Reiki’s role in spiritual development. $120. Earthworks of Tucson. Clarice Naugle & Will McCastle: 440-341-6155.
SUNDAY, MAY 13
Winner Winner Vegan Dinner and Movie – 6pm. The film Ingredients will be shown along with vegan dinner. $20/person. The Tasteful Kitchen, 722 N Stone Ave. 520-250-9600.
Interested in Skincare? – Join Pure Aesthetics for an open house. Learn about our aesthetics program and instructor program; tour facilities; meet instructors; discuss our different schedules and financial aid options. Pure Aesthetics, 5110 E 5th St. PureAestheticsTucson.com.
TUESDAY, MAY 15
Reiki Circle – 5:30-7pm. All welcome to give or receive. Reiki is great for balancing and calming the stress in our lives and has a many practical uses for wellbeing. New Moon Haven. 520-825-9044. NewMoonHaven.com.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16
Barbara Grandstaff Teaches Kinesio Taping – 9am-1pm. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N First Ave. Info & to register: 520-907-7542. The Art of Gardening in a Jar with Wanda Poindexter – 6pm. Learn the technique and benefits of sprouting. $10. Family rates available. The Tasteful Kitchen, 722 N Stone Ave. 520-250-9600. Western Institute for Leadership Development Open House – 6pm. Now enrolling grades 9 and 10 for August 2012. Eckstrom-Columbus Library, 4350 E 22nd St. 520-615-2200. Info@TheWesternInstitute.org.
THURSDAY, MAY 17
Butterfly Walk – 11-11:45am. Tour identifies butterflies common to urban Tucson, and explores the plants and gardening practices that attract butterflies to the home garden. $8, $4/age 4-12, free/under 4. Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Alvernon Way. 520-326-9686 x 10. Alkaline/Ionized Water Demonstration – 5:30pm. Come see firsthand, in many cases, how simply changing your water can change your health. Free. RSVP: 530-393-3198, Info@TheFloatingStoneInn.com. Free Lecture Presented by Sandra Larison – 7-8:30pm. With an introduction by Dr. Michael Uzick. “How relationships impact health and healing.” Get a healthy, “comfort” food recipe; free samples from chef Rachel from the Organic Kitchen Tucson. Genesis Natural Medicine Center, 3920 N Campbell Ave. RSVP: 520-495-4400.
THURSDAY, MAY 10
An Intro to Soul Healing with Divine Healing Hands Blessings – 12:30-3pm. With Master Allan, trained by Dr. Zhi Gang Sha. Caritas Center for Healing, 330 E 16th St. For more info & to RSVP, Christie: 520-203-3027.
FRIDAY, MAY 11
Divine Wisdom from the Angels – 6-8pm. Linda West works closely with Archangel Michael to convey clear detailed information to provide the empowering answers you seek. $30. New Moon Haven. 520-825-9044. NewMoonHaven.com. Dharma Salon: A Taste of Abhidharma – 6:308pm. Abhidharma means “study in regard to the Dharma.” Lecture offers a brief introduction to this fascinating subject. Led by Poep Sa Frank Jude Boccio. $4. 314 E 6th. 520-955-9632. 3JewelsTucson.com.
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Free Talk on the 6 Essentials for Life by Deb Kortyna, Elite Master B.E.S.T. practitioner. Sundays –6:30 pm. 7225 N. Paseo De Norte. Contact Deb to hold seat: 520-360-7469 or email@example.com.
MONDAY, MAY 14
What is your Dosha? – How does perfect health fit into your life? Find out during 5 classes on Monday evenings, starting May 14. Pendleton Spicer will guide you in this life/body changing process. For info: 520-237-8883. NaturalTucson.com
A Trip to the Moon and The Extraordinary Voyage – 7:30pm. “The gorgeous restoration of Georges Méliès’ masterpiece ... was surely a cinematic highlight of the year, maybe the century.” –The New York Times. Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd. LoftCinema.org.
FRIDAY, MAY 18
Drumming Circle – 6-8pm. Please join us for our New Moon Drumming Circle. Will have a short discussion of the energies for the month and the rest of the evening dedicated to drumming. New Moon Haven. 520-825-9044. NewMoonHaven.com. April
SATURDAY, MAY 19
Native Seed/SEARCH Salon – 5:30-7:30pm. Melissa Diane Smith, nutritionist, author and Director of Education for the GMO Free Project of Tucson, will discuss what we can do to assure food supply is GMO free. Free. NS/S Retail Store, 3061 N Campbell Ave. NativeSeeds.org.
Reiki I and 2 Classes – May 26 & 27, 10am6pm. Dive deeply into Divine healing energies of Usui Reiki. Increase your innate healing abilities. Lucia Maya/Zelie Duvauchelle, Reiki Masters/Teachers. LuminousAdventures.com & ZelieD.com.
Attention Bicycling Enthusiasts: Mark Shelley Reception – Last month Mark and his brother rode their bikes following DeAnza’s footsteps from Tubac, AZ to San Gabriel, CA. Mark is coming back to share his story with us. $5. RSVP: 530-393-3198, Info@TheFloatingStoneInn.com.
TUESDAY, MAY 22
Organic Gardeners Composting Exhibit – 11am1pm. Tucson Organic Gardeners members answer questions in the composting-demonstration area. $8, $4/age 4-12, free/under 4. Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Alvernon Way. 520-326-9686 x 10.
Lotions & Potions, Aromatherapy – May 19-20, 9am-5pm. Instructor: Ann Mihina. 14 CE contact hours for bodyworkers.Tuition: $295. Cortiva Institute, 6390 E Broadway Blvd. 520-407-5160 or Cortiva.com.
Levels and Layers of Consciousness Workshop – 9am-4pm. Get to the head, heart and soul of manifesting your desires. $99. Pre-registration with deposit required by May 12. Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. Contact Norine Passero, Hummingbird Hypnosis: 520-289-6051. HummingbirdHypnosis.com. Speak As If It Matters – 9am-5pm. How Words Shape Your Reality with Tryshe Dhevney. Caritas Center for Healing, 330 E 16th St. Tryshe: 520-440-7820. Paws of the Past: A HOPE Celebration – 10am2pm. Honoring all the cats and dogs that have found their “fur”ever homes through HOPE. Music, food, drink, pet massage, pet psychic, henna painting and much more. Free. Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E River Rd. 520-792-9200. HopeAnimalShelter.net. Accessing Akashic Records – 3-5pm. Access universal knowledge and learn from Masters and Teachers what from your past and future is in your highest good to know. $30/advance, $35/event. Spirits Child. Judy Ferrig: 520-245-4214. Pendulum Dowsing – 4-6pm. With Rev Dale Hallen. Learn to dowse food, vitamins, minerals, supplements, prescriptions. Locate Toxins and deficiencies. Open to all who have basic knowledge of pendulum use. $45. Dale: TheCenterOfHope@ msn.com or NewMoonHaven.com.
SUNDAY, MAY 20
Center for Spiritual Living Tucson’s Sunday Celebration Service – 10am, meditation; 10:3011:30am, service. Guest Speaker: Rev. Kathleen Sibley from CSL Prescott. Nickerson Auditorium, 3231 N Craycroft Rd, 85712. 520-319-1042, Admin@TucsonCSL.org, TucsonCSL.org. The Privileged Planet Film – 12:30pm. Explores a startling connection between our capacity to survive and our ability to observe and understand the universe. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-907-8983. Marcia Breitenbach Concert/CD Release Party – 1pm. Marcia’s music inspires, moves and motivates positive living. Know your magnificence. Music samples and more info: TheMagnificentYou.com. All ages welcome. $10 suggested. 1551 S Eastside Loop, Ste 121. 520-546-3696. Info@UnityChurchOfPeaceAZ.com. Yogananda Gathering – 2pm. Attuning to Yogananda’s teachings through chanting, meditation, affirmations, readings and the beautiful Festival of Light ceremony. The talk is “The Best Way to Worship.” Food and fellowship follows. 1002 E Prince Rd. Elizabeth: 520-299-939. AnandaArizona.org. 40
AIWC Networking Breakfast – 7:45-10am. Architect Molly Scanlon presents “Sacred Geometry: The Mathematics of Healing, Using the Built Environment to Motivate, Encourage and Inspire Optimal Health.” Manning House, 450 W Paseo Redondo. Register: AZIntegrative.org. Overcoming Anger, Stress or Depression with Meditation – 6:30pm. Free Library Talk. Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E Tanque Verde. 520-4411617. MeditationInTucson.org.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 23
Birds and Gardening Tour – 10am. Tour explores the plants and gardening practices that attract birds to home gardens, and identifies birds frequently seen. $8, $4/age 4-12, free/under 4. Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Alvernon Way. 520-326-9686 x 10.
FRIDAY, MAY 25
Guided Tours of Tucson Botanical Gardens – 10am. Plant trivia, history of the gardens and introductions to native flora are featured. $8, $4/ age 4-12, free/under 4. Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Alvernon Way. 520-326-9686 x 10. Raindrop Technique – 10am-2pm. With Melissa Rich. 4 CE hours. $100. A Rich Experience, 7435 N Oracle Rd, Ste 101. 520-544-8086. ARichExperience.com. Peace Across the Planet Gathering – 6:30-9pm. Donations accepted for Elementals of Life. 6761 N Harran Dr 85704. RSVP please with Mary: Nelson@LaStoneTherapy.com.
SATURDAY, MAY 26
Spa Reflexology – May 26-27, 8am-6:30pm. Instructor: Robert Van Overdijk 20 CE contact hours for bodyworkers. Tuition: $350. Cortiva Institute, 6390 E Broadway Blvd. 520-407-5160 or Cortiva.com. Shamanic Journey Work – 10am-2pm. Experience comfort and ease of moving through the different levels of awareness as you journey to connect with your power animal; explore the upper world to meet a guide; create a medicine wheel for healing. $50. Linda Johns: 520-825-4645. JourneyToHealing.com. Learn Reiki (Level II) – 10am-6pm. Become a certified Reiki II practitioner. Study of symbols associated with Reiki II, techniques of intuitive healing, discussion on the auric field, Reiki’s role in spiritual development. $150. Earthworks of Tucson. Clarice Naugle & Will McCastle: 440-341-6155.
Introduction to MasterPath – 1-2:30pm. A video of Sri Gary Olsen, current Living Master of MasterPath will be shown, followed by a talk from a longtime student of MasterPath. All sincere spiritual seekers invited. Free. Dusenberry/River Branch Library, 5605 E River Rd. For more info on MasterPath and Light and Sound teachings: MasterPath.org. Animal Guide: Learn What Yours Have to Share – 1-3pm. Journey with your animal guide and become aware of unique powers and messages each offers. Find guidance and protection. $30/ advance, $35/event. New Moon Haven. Judy Ferrig: 520-825-9044, JudyFerrig@comcast.net. Circle Of Wellness – 1-5pm. Offers four sessions of alternative healing for $50 including, Hypnotherapy, EFT, Family Constellations, Chinese Medicine, Soul Healing, Life Coaching, Reiki, Reflexology, etc. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. Info: 520-303-6042. Unitics@q.com. Psychic Fair: Church Fundraiser – 2-5pm. Variety of readings: Spiritual One-on-One, Crystal ball, Abstract Art, Psychometry, Sea shells, Tarot Cards and Tea. All proceeds go to church. $20 donation/15-min reading. Church of Mankind, 1231 S Van Buren Ave. 520-461-2910, 520-790-7374. Free BraveHeart Women’s Circle – 5:30pm. Taking care of yourself and creating more with ease is just a breath away. Learn how with other BraveHeart Sisters. Kolb and Golf Links area. For address: 520-668-4017.
SUNDAY, MAY 27
Integrating Muscle Energy Techniques – 9am5pm. Instructor: Ginger Castle 7 CE contact hours for bodyworkers. Tuition: $140. Cortiva Institute, 6390 E Broadway Blvd. 520-407-5160 or Cortiva.com LaStone Therapy Workshop – May 27-30. 9am6:30pm. Original Body course is now open to the public. Instructor: Mary Nelson, Founder LaStone Therapy, Inc. 30 hrs CE Credit approved. $540. 6761 N Harran Dr. 520-400-9364. Nelson@LaStoneTherapy.com. Monthly Potluck at Unity Church of Peace – 10:30am. Our love-based, practical spiritual teachings empower you to live your most abundant and meaningful life. Be our guest. Child care available. 1551 S Eastside Loop, Ste 121. 520-546-3696. Info@UnityChurchOfPeaceAZ.com. Free Stress-Free Workshop – 12-1:30pm. Yoga poses to rejuvenate and revitalize the body, breathing practices and deep relaxation to calm and restore the mind, meditation and visualization to center the spirit. Yoga Connection, 3929 E Pima. 520-323-1222. YogaConnection.org.
SUNDAY, JUNE 3
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Benefits of Animal Reiki – 1-2:15pm. Join Andra’s Animal Reiki Therapy for this presentation by Andra S. Ewton. Free. The Center for Advanced Energy Therapeutics, 1976 N Kolb Rd. RSVP required: 520-882-0292, AndraART@cox.net, AndraART.com.
SATURDAY, JUNE 9
Releasing Blocks – 10am-2pm. Recognize and remove blocks that have created limitations in your life while learning how to re-balance and implement new beliefs and supportive patterns into the subconscious. $50. Linda Johns: 520-825-4645. JourneyToHealing.com.
SUNDAY, JUNE 10
BraveHeart Women Launch Party – 1-3pm. Day of Inspiration. A celebration of Feminine Essence. Will share incredible insights for women who are passionate about creating a more conscious, prosperous and harmonious world. 520-250-5542. RSVP: BraveHeartWomenResonate.com.
SATURDAY, JUNE 16
Qi Revolution – June 16-19. Massive qigong event in Phoenix. High-powered breathing techniques, qigong energy movement exercises, naturopathic food healing, Taoist yoga & pranayama. 4 days of training only $99. QiRevolution.com.
SUNDAY, JUNE 17
Help for Parents – 4 week class starting 6/17. Marie Kingsley, 520-780-0170.
FRIDAY, JUNE 22
Peace Across the Planet Gathering – 6:30-9pm. Donations accepted for Elementals of Life. 6761 N Harran Dr 85704. RSVP please with Mary: Nelson@LaStoneTherapy.com.
SATURDAY, JUNE 23
Past Life-New Life Regression – 10am-2pm. Access the ancestral DNA, archetypes and the memories your subconscious mind holds, bring forward the insight and awareness to create change, healing and rewrite the contracts of long ago. $50. Linda Johns: 520-825-4645. JourneyToHealing.com.
SUNDAY, JUNE 24
Free talk on the 6 Essentials for Life by Deb Kortyna, Elite Master B.E.S.T. practitioner. Sundays – 6:30 pm. 7225 N. Paseo De Norte. Contact Deb to hold seat: 520-360-7469 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, JULY 7
See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me – July 7-8. With Mark Balph. Couples workshop with the purpose of creating a greater sense of non-sexual intimacy and nurturing through enhancement of personal sensory awareness. The Floating Stone Inn & Aqua Spa. Mark: 812-599-3761, MarkBalph@gmail.com.
THURSDAY, JULY 26
Hawaii Spiritual Retreat/Vacation – July 26-31. Hawaiian Immersion in sacred space: ritual, sound, healing meditations, ho’oponopono. Gorgeous oceanfront accommodations/retreat location on Moloka’i. Facilitated by Zelie Kuliaikanu’u Duvauchelle and Lucia Maya. 520-579-8844, ZelieD.com or LuminousAdventures.com.
sunday Silent Prayer and Meditation – 8:50-9:30am. Enjoy the peace of shared silence in spiritual community. Unity Church of Peace welcomes all who wish to explore their innate Wholeness. 1551 S Eastside Loop, Ste 121. 520-546-3696. Info@UnityChurchOfPeaceAZ.com. Unity of Tucson Services – 9am & 11am. Earnest. Humorous. Spiced with Law of Attraction teachings for joyful lifestyles. Meditative ambience. National flags of the world adorn Sanctuary walls. 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-577-3300. Meditation – 9-9:45am. 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. 520323-1222. YogaConnection.org. God Dwells Within – 9-10am: Meditation. 1011am: Service. Inspirational services harmonize body, mind, and soul with Paramahansa Yogananda’s timeless, scientific methods of yoga meditation. Tucson Meditation Group of SelfRealization Fellowship, 1702 E Prince Rd, Ste 140. 520-792-6544. TucsonMeditationGroup.com. Tucson Farmers’ Market at St. Philips Plaza – 8am-12pm. Organic produce, fresh baked goods, custom blended teas, fresh roasted coffees, rangefed 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. Advice for Life and Prayers for World Peace – 10am. With Western Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Lingpur. Everyone welcome. Free. Tara Center, 1701 E Miles St. 520-441-1617. MeditationInTucson.org. Ai Chi – 10am. Combine deep breathing and slow, meditative movement in a warm, indoor pool to improve our mind/body connection. Helps relieve pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis, muscular, mental and emotional stress. Connie: 520-245-6616. 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. Inspirational Services – 10am-2pm. Word of inspiration, healing, meditation, psychic messages. United Fellowship Chapel, 4718 E Hawthorne St. 520-327-0142. NaturalTucson.com
Are you “Spiritual but not religious?” – 10:30am. Join us as we explore practical, positive teachings that will transform your life. Child care available. Unity Church of Peace, 1551 S Eastside Loop, Ste 121. 520-546-3696. Info@UnityChurchOfPeaceAZ.com. Community Interfaith Church Services – 11am. Sunday Celebration Service, healing the planet, honoring all religions as legitimate pathways to God. Rev. George Wrigley. 6265 N La Canada, at Orange Grove, SW corner. 520-861-8734. 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. Free BraveHeart Women’s Circle – 1-3pm. Every 4th Sunday various locations. Taking care of yourself and creating more ease is just a breath away. Learn how with other BraveHeart Sisters. For address: 520-250-5542.
Evolve Tucson – 1:30-3:30pm. Bring your ideas, talents, passion for change. Become part of a community focused on creating a healthy, sustainable, peaceful, prosperous world for All. St. Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E River Rd. PositivelyHealing@yahoo.com. 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. Yogananda Gathering – 2pm. 3rd Sun. Service is an experience of attuning to the joy of your own self through prayer, chanting, meditation, affirmations and Festival of Light followed by conversation and food. 1002 E Prince Rd. Elizabeth: 520-299-9309. AnandaArizona.org. The Experiment – 3:33-4:44pm. Join us every Sunday as we experiment with meditation techniques and learn to apply ancient Buddhist wisdom to our daily lives. Led by Billy Blackstone. $4. 314 E 6th. 520-955-9632. 3JewelsTucson.com. 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. April
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Self-Realization Fellowship – 6-8pm. Tucson Meditation Group. Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. 1702 E Prince Rd, Ste 140. 520-7926544. TucsonMeditationGroup.com. Satsang of Swami Amar Jyoti – 7:30pm. Wisdom Teachings of classical, universal spirituality, chanting and meditation. Library and bookshop open at 6:30pm. Aarati (worship) at 7pm. Free. Desert Ashram, 3403 W Sweetwater Dr. 520-743-0384.
monday Sabino Canyon Walks – Mon-Thurs, times vary. Volunteer Naturalists lead a variety of different walks in Lower Sabino Canyon Free; parking $5/ day, $20/year. Sabino Canyon Visitors Center, 5700 N Sabino Canyon Rd. 520-749-8700. Aarati at Jyoti Mandir (Temple of Light) – 7am & 7pm, daily. You are welcome for Sanskrit Chanting, Worship and Meditation every day morning and evening. 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. 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. Aquatic Therapy Rehabilitation – 11:30am12:30pm. Slow, gentle movements with diaphragmatic breathing in our warm indoor pool. Relieve pain, tension, depression, and improve circulation, breathing, flexibility, tone, endurance. 8 classes: $160. First class free. Carolyn Rashti, MS: 520742-4292. AquaticTherapyTucson.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: 520-6944605. Kathleen Pickrel, LMSW: 520-694-4786. Native Seed/SEARCH Salons – 5:30-7:30pm. 3rd Mon. A little something for anyone who has ever wielded a fork or a pitchfork. Bring your juiciest ideas and appetite for mind-watering conversations. Free. NS/S Retail Store, 3061 N Campbell Ave. NativeSeeds.org. John Butters, Iridologist – 6pm. 2nd Mon. Free talk and education. Topic changes monthly. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N First Ave. 520-668-0039. Topics: 3861WellnessFirst.com. Qigong – 6-7pm. A gentle practice that activates your body’s meridian pathways, loosens 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. 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.
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. Enrichment Life Coaching – 9am-12pm by appt. If you’ve ever felt STUCK: (S)tressed, (T)ired, (U)nhappy, (C)onfused, (K)illing yourself, then Coaching is for you. Unity of Tucson, Rm 4, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-907-8983. Reiki – 9am-12pm by appt. An ancient Japanese hands-on method that promotes relaxation and stress reduction, Reiki helps reduce pain both physical and emotional. Unity of Tucson, Rm 4, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-907-8983. Belly Dancing – 10-11am. All belly types welcomed, however women only. $10, $5/seniors. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N First Ave. “Shisandra” aka Dr Saber: 520-668-0039. Manual Lymph Drainage – 1-5pm by appt. Support lymphatic health and manage lymphedema. Justine Robbins, MEd, LMT, Certified Lymphedema Therapist. Affordable to community. UMC North Supportive Care, 3838 N Campbell Ave. 520-694-1812. Free Community Yoga – 2:30-3:30pm. Join us to begin, expand or enhance yoga practice. All levels of experience welcome. 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 and Kolb. Ed: 520-603-8116. 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. Ai Chi – 5:30pm. Relieve fibromyalgia, arthritis, muscular, mental/emotional stress with deep breathing aand slow, meditative movement in a warm indoor pool. Connie: 520-245-6616. 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. Jana: 520-325-9036. Weight Loss Group – May 1-June 5. 6-7:30pm. Using EFT, NLP and more. Facilitated by Sue Stevenson, PhD. $15. Caritas Center, 330 E 16th St. 520-730-2777, Suephd15@yahoo.com. Tucson Writers Group – 6-9pm. By preregistration only. Elenor Kedney. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N First Ave. 520-240-5651. Elenor@WritersStudio.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. NaturalTucson.com
Ascended Masters’ Introductory Classes – 6:307:45pm. Release Light from your Individualized I AM Presence with assistance from the ascended masters. Call for dates & location: 520-795-4147 TempleOfThePresence.org. Taize Meditation Service – 6:45pm. 1st & 3rd Tues. Taize is a service of prayer, song, readings, silence and meditation. Free. St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 602 N Wilmot Rd at 5th St. 520-749-7950. SJTucson@aol.com. Alice Bailey Books – 7pm. Presently reading Initiation, Human and Solar, channeled to Alice A. Bailey by Djwhal Khul. Facilitated by Rev. Inger Mason, followed by guided meditation. Start any time. Free. 520-331-5252.
wednesday 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. 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. Silent Prayer and Meditation – 9:45-10:15am. Experience the healing peace of shared Silence. All welcome who wish to explore and discover their Oneness with Spirit. Unity Church of Peace, 1551 S Eastside Loop, Ste 121. 520-546-3696. Info@UnityChurchOfPeaceAZ.com. 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. Aquatic Therapy Rehabilitation – 11:30am12:30pm. Slow, gentle movements with diaphragmatic breathing in our warm indoor pool. Relieve pain, tension, depression, and improve circulation, breathing, flexibility, tone, endurance. 8 classes: $160. First class free. Carolyn Rashti, MS: 520742-4292. AquaticTherapyTucson.com. Qigong at Arizona Oncology Resource Center – 12-1pm. Qigong is an ancient Chinese mind-bodyspirit practice that boosts your immune system and brings a sense of balance and harmony. Barbara Evans-Levine, instructor. 2625 N Craycroft, NW corner of Grant/Craycroft. 520-760-0054. Free Community Yoga – 3:30-4:30pm. Join us to begin, expand or enhance yoga practice. All levels of experience welcome. Yoga Connection, 3929 E Pima. 520-323-1222. YogaConnection.org. 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. 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. Rm 30-31, Saint Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church, 4625 E River Rd. 520-7958612, Dsrtdrgn@gmail.com. April
Baguazhang – 6-8pm. One of the major internal, aka Nèijiā Chinese martial arts. With Tony DellaCroce. Caritas Center for Healing, 330 E 16th St. Tony: 520-248-3897. Self-Realization Fellowship – 6-8pm. Tucson Meditation Group. Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. Free. 1702 E Prince Rd, Ste 140. 520792-6544. TucsonMeditationGroup.com. Tucson Writers Group – 6-9pm. By preregistration only. Elenor Kedney. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N First Ave. 520-240-5651. Elenor@WritersStudio.com. Deeksha, the Oneness Blessing – 6:30pm. Experience divine love, inner peace, quieting of your mind, and grace through Deeksha, transference of intelligent energy. $10 suggested donation. With Lucia Maya/Zelie Duvauchelle. LuminousAdventures.com & ZelieD.com. Life Empowerment Circle – 7-8pm. With Rev Marsha Zimmerman. Based upon metaphysical principles and focuses on dream logs, personal journaling, healing meditation, and group discussion. United Fellowship Chapel, Inc, 4718 E Hawthorne St. 520-327-0142.
thursday Ashram Immersion Retreats – Spend time at a Center of Peace and Light, and immerse yourself in spiritual teachings and practices. Desert Ashram, 3403 W Sweetwater Dr. 520-743-0384. For full info: TruthConsciousness.org. Meditation Class – 2nd Thurs. Taught by Marcey Rosin, LAc. Teaches a fun and easy meditative practice used for health enhancement and relaxation. Free, but must register. TMC Senior Services Health Enhancement. 520-324-4345. 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. 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. Free Tai Chi and Chi Kung – 11am-12:30pm. Instruction in Wu Style Tai Chi Long Form and related Chi Kung with emphasis on whole-body movement. Church of Christ, 2848 N Mountain Ave. 520-795-8612. Dsrtdrgn@gmail.com. Manual Lymph Drainage & Craniosacral Therapy – 12-5pm by appt. Support lymphatic health and immunity. Justine Robbins, MEd, LMT, Certified Lymphedema Therapist. Available to community. Arizona Oncology Resources, 2070 W Rudasill, Ste 100. 520-877-9038. 44
The Desert Crones – 1-3pm. Programs and meetings for women over 50. Programs include guest speakers, writing workshops, and drumming circles. Free. Fellowship Square, Villa III, 210 Maguire Ave. 520-409-3357.
Church of Mankind Services – 7:30pm. 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 or 520-790-7374.
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.
Satsang of Swami Amar Jyoti – 7:30pm. Wisdom Teachings of classical, universal spirituality, chanting and meditation. Library and bookshop open at 6:30pm. Aarati (worship) at 7pm. Free. Desert Ashram, 3403 W Sweetwater Dr. 520-743-0384.
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.
Brave Heart Women’s Group –5:30-6:45pm. 1st Thurs. A global community that encourages connection, expression and prosperity; inspire women to be more, create more and collaborate more. Ada Pierce McCormick Bldg, Library, 1401 E First St. 520-250-2552. OxyCircles@gmail.com.
Rainbow Sun Qigong – 9am. Qigong is an ancient Chinese mind/body/spirit practice that brings a sense of mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. $5/class. Grace St Paul Episcopal Church, 2331 E Adams at labyrinth or Healing Room. Instructor, Barbara Evans-Levine: 520-760-0054.
Yum Yum Stretch – 6-7:15pm. Led by Jaime Chandler, LMT. A unique blend of gentle yoga, breathing, meditation, and fun with exercise balls. Music guides throughout; closes with hot stones, snack/drink. $10. Caritas Center for Healing. 520979-2836. JRCEnterprises@gmail.com.
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.
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.
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.
TIES (Tucson IANDS Experience Sharing) – 6:30pm. 3rd Thurs. Guest speaker series 2nd Thurs; small groups sharing/discussion 3rd Thurs. Share NDE’s and other spiritual transformations. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco, Annex Room 3. 520-395-2365. Meetup.com/Spiritual-Explorations.
Friday Farmers’ Market at Broadway Village – 10am-2pm. Southern Arizona’s only indoor (A/C)/outdoor venue. Organic produce, meats, prepared foods, baked goods, coffee/teas, cheese, eggs, plants, artisans, body care, massage, music. Broadway/Country Club. 520-603-8116.
Qigong for Health & Energy – 6:30-7:30pm. Relax into your body with breathing, energy movement, balance exercises and gentle selfmassage. Oliver Wilson has taught since 1997. $8/class; $30/5 classes. Lotus Massage & Wellness Center, 2850 E Grant. 520-881-0723, OliversOasis7@gmail.com. The Way of Mastery CD Class and Discussion – 6:30-8pm. 35-lesson course, pathway to forgiveness, self-love, and acceptance of the perfection of each moment, designed to return the mind to wholeness. Free. 3202 E Almartin St, 85716. Leslee: 520-304-2547. Free BraveHeart Women’s Circle – 6:45-8:30pm. Every 3rd Thursday on the Eastside. Taking care of yourself and creating more ease is just a breath away. Learn how with other BraveHeart Sisters. For address: 520-250-5542. Eight Steps to Happiness: Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy & Meditation – 7pm. With Western Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Lingpur. Drop-in classes. Everyone welcome. First class free with this ad. Tara Center, 1701 E Miles. 520-441-1617. MeditationInTucson.org.
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. Manual Lymph Drainage – 1-5pm by appt. Support lymphatic health and manage lymphedema. Justine Robbins, MEd, LMT, Certified Lymphedema Therapist. Affordable to community. UMC North Supportive Care, 3838 N Campbell Ave. 520-694-1812. Hatha Yoga Class for Women – 4pm. Personalized therapeutic yoga in the Viniyoga tradition. Heal yourself through yoga. $10/drop-in, $42/5-class card, $75/10-class card. Desert Ashram, 3403 W Sweetwater Dr. Call ahead: 520-743-0384. SYDA Meditation/Chant, Spiritual Time – 6:30pm. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N First Ave. Mary Ker: 520-744-4932. Eight Steps to Happiness: Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy & Meditation – 7pm. With Stephan Hlohowskyj. Drop-in classes. Everyone welcome. First class free with this ad. Sunrise Chapel, 8421 E Wrightstown Rd. 520-441-1617. MeditationInTucson.org. Jazz Under the Stars – Thru May 11. 7pm. May 4: Big Band Express and Crystal Stark. May 11: Triple Threat Divas. Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N Paseo del Norte. 520-742-6455.
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. 520-272-2819. TheReikiSource.com.
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. ~Confucius
Self-Realization Fellowship – 7-8:30pm. The teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. Donation. Tucson Meditation Group, 1702 E Prince Rd, Ste 140. 520-792-6544. TucsonMeditationGroup.com.
saturday Gardening Classes at the Library – 1st Sat. Master Gardeners from the Pima County Cooperative Extension Service conduct free classes. For times & locations: Ag.Arizona.edu. 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. Guided Meditation – 9:30-10am. Weekly class. Come relax into the weekend with a guided meditation. Each week we will explore various Tibetan meditations. Open to all levels. $4. Led by Robert Mitchell. 314 E 6th. 520-955-9632. 3JewelsTucson.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. 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. Living Food Demo with Lunch – 11am. Learn how to prepare a raw vegan meal with Chef Sigret. All instruction, recipe book and a fabulous meal. $35. The Tasteful Kitchen, 722 N Stone Ave. 520-250-9600. Qi Gong and Tai Chi Kung – 2-3pm. With Joe Pinella. Amazing class, works with equilibrium/ balance and pain management. $40 for 4 consecutive classes. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N First Ave. Joe: 520-343-3523, JoePinella@aol.com. Ramayana – 3:30pm. The great Indian epic, a world treasure of spiritual truth and wisdom, and an unforgettable story. DVD series. Free. Desert Ashram, 3403 W Sweetwater Dr. 520-743-0384. Toastmasters – 4:30-5:30pm. Face your fears of public speaking and learn the art of speaking, listening, and thinking with a group of supportive and fun-loving friends. Unity Church, 3617 N Camino Blanco (Annex).
classifieds 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. A GIFT OF WELLNESS The Reconnection, Reconnective Healing, Counseling, Ionic Foot Baths, Reflexology. Ask about our specials. 520-548-3820. A N I M A L C O M M U N I C AT I O N A N D 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, OpenPathwaysEnergyandCommunication.com. B.E.S.T. PATHWAY TO WELLNESS. Improve your health, wealth & happiness through regular B.E.S.T. treatments. Special for May: 3 sessions $95. Deb Kortyna, Master Practitioner. DesertWindHealingArts.com. BIOSLIFE SLIM can help you succeed in your New Year’s weight loss resolution. rrking.myunicity.net. CLASS/SEMINAR SPACE Large room in healing center near downtown for workshops, weekly classes, full-time rental. Many rental options. Treatment space also available. Karen, 520-940-0486. COLON HYDROTHERAPY Treat yourself to the best therapy around. A great addition to your health regimen. Free phone consultation. Sandra Joy Van Hall: 520-299-5158. ENERGETIC BLESSINGS for your body, life, family, pets. Using profound energies, Janice works with you to shift life situations in a positive direction. 520-877-5039. FIRST HYPNOTHERAPY SESSION half price when you mention this ad. Spring Special Maria Kingsley, CHt, Emotional Freedom Practitioner. 520-780-0170. GET WELL AND STAY WELL WITH ACUPUNCTURE A unique medical approach. Children and adults welcome. Contact Annie, Golden Mountain Acupuncture: 520-991-5614. NaturalTucson.com
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. MEETING ROOM for presentations, therapy groups, meditation, workshops, etc. Midtown location, off-street parking. Rates modest, flexible. Lotus Massage & Wellness Center, 2850 E Grant, 520-326-7700, LotusTucson.com. MEETING ROOM AND PRACTITIONER ROOMS for rent at SpiritsChild Metaphysical Center, Orange Grove and Thornydale. SpiritsChild: 520-744-4402. NONFORCE NETWORK CHIROPRACTIC and Allergy Elimination techniques. 15 years experience in Tucson. See ad and practitioner listings. 520-296-5899. DesertMountainHealth.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. SEEKING VENDORS FOR FARMER’S MARKETS throughout Tucson with produce, prepared food, “green”/ecological products, health conscious items, artisans and health practitioners. Ed: 520-603-8116. SUBLEASE MASSAGE THERAPY OFFICE. $400 monthly includes: rent on own treatment room, utilities, telephone, website, maintenance supplies, plus. First Ave. near River, plenty of parking. Call Catherine, 520-622-2162; visit NaturalHealthMassageTherapy.com. 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. April
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ACUPUNCTURE GOLDEN MOUNTAIN ACUPUNCTURE Annie Meigs, L.Ac., RN 520-991-5614
A healthcare professional for 30 years, Annie has an integrated acupuncture practice, alleviating a variety of issues. Gentle and effective. Come experience greater health and wellbeing.
Marcey Rosin, L.Ac., M.A., NCCAOM.
Acupuncture at El Dorado Health Center 520-904-1460 MarceyRosinAcupuncture.com
Practicing acupuncture and Chinese herbology, Marcey treats many health conditions including specialization in the treatment of asthma, migraines, and digestive problems. Everyone deserves to experience the healing power of acupuncture. For this reason, Marcey offers discounted rates for those requiring regular follow up treatments.
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 35.
DESERT WIND HEALING ARTS
LaStone (add trademark sign) 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 35.
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 35.
JEFF STAYMAN, RN, LMT
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 35.
Experience the difference an integrative bodywork session can make for you. Deb listens to you and we decide what type of session is best for you. Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, CranioSacral Therapy and B.E.S.T can help you feel better and live better. Free phone consultation. See ad on page 35.
Registered Nurse and Licensed Bodyworker 520-261-0777 JeffStayman@MassageTherapy.com
Jeff has several years experience as a licensed bodyworker and craniosacral therapist, and has clinical experience from being a registered nurse. Jeff is continually exploring new treatment modalities, and offers integrative bodywork that addresses the client’s whole structure for results that last. See ad on page 35.
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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 35.
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 35.
business services VIVIANE THOMPSON, CPA, PLLC QuickBooks ProAdvisor 520-822-8208 . 520-481-8015 VivianeThompson.com VThompson@VivianeThompson.com
Expert business advice gained from over 17 years of experience. QuickBooks set up, training, clean up and catch-up. Monthly bookkeeping services and payroll. Tax services for businesses and families. Free one hour consultation. See ad page 30.
chiropractic MARTHA BERGNER, M.S., D.C. 5929 East Pima St., 85712 520-296-5899 DesertMountainHealth.com
Offering Network Chiropractic, which gently but powerfully helps you dissipate spinal tension and experience ease and comfort. Also, NAET, Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Techniques, which helps remove blockages that can result in allergies, sensitivities, digestive disturbances, and more. 15 years experience!” See ad on page 20.
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 page 5.
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 Neo-Reichian, Deep Feeling, Regressive Process similar to Bioenergetics 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 35.
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. Call for a free initial interview.
PATHWAY TO YOUR SOUL LIFE COACHING Josie Collins MS, CPCC 520-275-6085 PathwayToYourSoul.com
Would it be ok with you if life got easier? Learn to identify your core values and innate gifts, overcome limiting beliefs and emotional blocks, and discover your soul’s mission. Live your life with more joy, grace, ease and fun.
colon hydrotherapy 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.
SKYLINE HEALTHWORKS Sandra Joy Van Hall 3966 East Pima, 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 “easeful” experience is my specialty!
energy work EARTHWORKS OF TUCSON Clarice Naugle Will McCastle 440-341-6155 EarthworksTucson.com
Through healing, education and consultation Will & Clarice can guide you toward realizing your highest human potential. Empower yourself and embrace a new reality. Call today and learn how their services will assist you in enhancing your Earth journey. See ad on page 18.
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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 35.
Hands Turned On creates and sells Energy Medicine T-shirts. The shirts are designed my Ann Marie Chiasson M.D. Each shirt has Dr. Chiasson’s hand prints on it and comes with instructions on how to perform the practice the shirt demonstrates. See ad on page 19.
HAWAIIAN ENERGY MEDICINE Zelie Duvauchelle 520-579-8844 ZelieD.com
Ho’oponopono is a cleansing of old memories. We are alive to the present without the filters of the past. Our passion for life returns and we see things as they truly are. Whole, complete, one with all that is.
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. Free phone consultation.
healthy eating 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 page 9.
3055 W. Ina Rd., Ste 195 520-293-1117 ANewCreationWomensClinic.com
We take time to listen, provide personal attention and individualized care. Services include Primary Care/Gynecology. Evaluation, treatment, management of common health problems including high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, thyroid disorders, perimenopause, menopause, birth control, colposcopy, annual exams, pap/screening tests, prescription services. See ad page 17.
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.
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 inside back cover.
health screening PROACTIVE HEALTH SOLUTIONS, LLC
Lynda Witt ACCT Certified Thermographer 520-235-7036 ProactiveHealthSolutions.org
Screening thermography has the opportunity to detect changes at any stage in the development of breast cancer from the first year 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 22.
For a full-service wellness experience, come to Caritas, where you can receive Imago relationship counseling, acupuncture, massage therapy, CranioSacral therapy, holistic facials and facial reflexology. Select from our panel of six experienced practitioners for the fit that’s right for you! Rental space for classes/workshops is also available in this historic neighborhood near downtown. See ad on page 8.
Phyllis Winslow LMT, EFT Practitioner, PSYCH-K Graduate: Barbara Brennan School of Healing 520-909-3455 EnergyTherapyAz.com
Phyllis can help you create the life you desire. Experience rapid relief from physical pain. Get to the root cause and resolve health, relationship and emotional issues including depression, fears, grief and sexual trauma. Over 20 years of healing experience.
A GIFT OF WELLNESS SUCCULENT RAW TUCSON
330 E. 16th St. 520-624-2743 CaritasHealing.com
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healthcare A NEW CREATION WOMEN’S CLINIC
CARITAS CENTER FOR HEALING
Presented by Bee Green Foods Community Potlucks and Educational Classes BeeGreenFoods.com
Created by raw food chef and author, Kristen Taylor. Our Spring/Summer program “Vitality Masters Series” has a jam packed calendar of educational workshops and events bringing you the experts in the field of vitality and longevity in a high vibe environment. See ad on page 13.
holistic healing 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.
Reconnective Healing Practitioner Dr. Gowher R. Jamshedi 520-795-9484 • 520-548-3820
Reconnective Frequencies en-able spiritual and evolutionary advancement, enhance the renewal functions of the body, and increase vibratory levels for healing and development. Many report healings from afflictions including depression, cancers, fibromyalgia, autoimmune disorders and AIDS-related diseases. Available in person or long-distance. See classifieds for other services. Schedule your appointment today.
REV. JANICE THOMAS, MA, CRS Stress Reduction/Anti-Aging 520-877-5039 SacredJourney@Earthlink.net
Stress is our number one problem these days. There is now a machine available that combines both Photon Light Therapy and Brain Entrancement together to give you what feels like a restful rejuvenating sleep. Treatments can be used for: stress relief, energy renewal, sleep and mood enhancement.
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.
MOTIVATING MINDS HYPNOSIS CENTER
7301 E. 22nd St. Ste 1-C, 85710 520-270-0183 Facebook.com/MichaelCDeSchalitCHt MotivatingMindsHypnosis@gmail.com MotivatingMindsHypnosis.com
Helping people reach their maximum mental potential, using hypnosis and hypnotic suggestions, in order for them to achieve their goals and become successful in every area of their life.
Maria Kingsley, CHt 520-780-0170 1636 N. Swan Rd. Kadakingsley@msn.com
Hypnotherapy and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) together with Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) provide a powerful team to put you back on track. Are you ready for a blast of Fresh Energy? Call Maria today. See ad page 8.
HYPNOSIS FOR ADDICTED ADULTS Leslie A. Graff, CHt 520-548-0143 7235 N Paseo Del Norte #4 Lagraff08@comcast.net AddictedAdult.com
Clinical hypnosis is an effective, complimentary, therapy for the behaviors and beliefs associated with addictions, compulsions, phobias, fear, and anxiety. Free yourself today by calling Leslie for a free consultation. Register on the website for 20% savings on hypnotherapy packages. See ad on page 24.
Josephine Backus Certified Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner, Massage Therapy 520-360-1323 Josephine@JCBTherapies.com JCBTherapies.com
Using the principles of mind, body & soul as a vibration with the universe, Josephine uses a holistic approach to bring awareness to the client, and, empowers them to practice simple self-hypnosis to bring about daily changes in their lives, aimed at their highest good.
metaphysical gifts & supplies New Moon Haven
16256 N. Oracle Rd., Ste 100 Catalina, 85739 520-825-9044 NewMoonHaven.com
A place where Spirit Runs free. New Moon Haven offers metaphysical items that uplift the Spirit and soften the heart. We also offer workshops with the intention of supporting selfawareness, physical well-being and expanding consciousness. Room Rental available.
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 page 29.
naturopathic medicine Genesis Natural Medicine Center 3920 N. Campbell Ave. 520-495-4400 GenesisNMC.com
Genesis provides a level of compassionate, personalized care not seen in medicine today. We listen to our patients. Our specialties include: Naturopathic oncology and primary care, acupuncture, Chinese herbs, colon hydrotherapy, Intravenous nutrient therapy, lymphatic drainage, massage, pain management, FIR-Sauna. See ad on inside front cover.
Dr. Saber, NMD
WellnessFIRST! 3861 N. First Ave., 85729 520-668-0039 TransformationalMedicinePllc.com
Dr Saber NMD practices Functional Medicine. Using plant medicines, homeopathy and when necessary prescriptions. She uses tools from many arenas to diagnose the core issue, then she uses those tools to walk with you on your journey to optimal health. See ad page 12.
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 pipeless 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 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 6.
5110 E 5th St Tucson, AZ 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.
schools CORTIVA INSTITUTE – TUCSON 6390 E Broadway Blvd, 85710 520-407-5145 Cortiva.com
Cortiva Tucson’s massage therapy programs are comprehensive and grounded in the value of clientcentered care. The student clinic offers treatments to the public 5 days a week. Visit cortiva.com/tucson for information on massage therapy treatments and careers. See ad on page 28. April
SKY ISLANDS PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL
Dr Shari Popen, Director 3101 N Sabino Canyon Rd., 85715 520-382-9210 Director@SkyIslands.org SkyIslands.org
Sky Islands is a non-profit, tuition-free public high school, grades 9-12. Environmental studies are integrated throughout the place-based educational program. Core classes are all teacher-taught by highly qualified educators. Sky Islands currently has open-enrollment in all grades. See ad on page 13.
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 page 24.
3403 W. Sweetwater Dr., 85745 520-743-0384 TruthConsciousness.org DesertAshram@TruthConsciousness.org
An oasis of peace welcomes seekers from all traditions for: Satsang of Swami Amar Jyoti (Wisdom Teachings of universal classical spirituality, chanting, meditation) 7:30 pm Thursdays/Sundays; Aarati (Sanskrit chanting, worship/meditation) 7 am/pm daily; Women’s Hatha Yoga 4 pm Thursdays. Library, bookshop, retreats, service.
Tools For Spiritual Growth Susan Thompson 3617 N. Camino Blanco Annex Room 3 520-603-1558 Santmat.net
”The Soul’s Relationship to Mind” is a free 1 hour class that focuses on discerning the difference between the “the still small voice” of the soul and the mind’s desires. Based upon the timeless principles of Sant Mat-View of the Saints. Saturday, May 12, from 10-11am. See ad on page 13.
Tucson Meditation Group 1702 E. Prince, Ste 140 520-792-6544 TucsonMeditationGroup.com Yogananda-Srf.org
Devotional Services: Sundays 10am-11am.Meditation Services: Sunday 9am-10am & 6pm-8pm, Wednesday 6pm-8pm, Friday 7pm8:30pm.
Tucson IANDS Experience Sharing (TIES) Facilitators: Chuck & Susan 520-395-2365 Meetup.com/Spiritual-Explorations
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.
UNITED FELLOWSHIP Tara Mahayana Buddhist Center 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
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 37.
UNITY CHURCH OF PEACE
11902 East Irvington Rd. (SW corner of Old Spanish Trail) 520-751-2039, ext. 100 TempleOfThePresence.org
1551 S. Eastside Loop, Ste 121, 85710 520-546-3696 Info@UnityChurchOfPeaceAz.com
The Temple of Universality
UNITY CHURCH OF TUCSON
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.
Founder: Rev. Betty Tatalajski NEW Masonic Temple, 3590 N. Country Club Rd. 520-884-5340 TheTempleOfUniversality.org TempleOfUniversality@Gmail.com
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.
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.
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.”
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