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

21 Fisher is a Banker with a Heart

by Jon D’Auria


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Realize Your Purpose and Feed Your Soul

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Daily Tips with Staying Power

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Jack Canfield Shares Insights on Creating Success

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letterfrompublisher The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes, “Awww!” – Jack Kerouac


his month’s theme is all about living with purpose and passion. Seeking my own purpose prompted me to move to Arizona more than five years ago—a place where I didn’t know a soul—to start a business for which I had no real experience, just the desire to do something that felt big for me and new. I was itching for that next thing, so excited and so ready that there was no room for fear. The fact that I could do all this and do it in such a beautiful, warm locale to boot sealed the deal. I hadn’t taken a “passion test” or completed any kind of formal process such as that mentioned in this month’s feature, “Fashion a Passion-Driven Life.” I just knew that I wouldn’t survive much longer in my 9-to-5, sitting at a desk behind a computer, talking on the phone, working-for-somebody-else position. My life had devolved in great measure from the routine of working, getting ready to work or recovering from work, and after eight years, I was feeling listless and posing the same question as many mid-lifers: “Is this it?” I didn’t have a solid idea of where to start, or even any long-buried dreams to pursue. I’d had as a role model a confident, successful businesswoman, and I wanted that for myself. I liked the idea of creating something that was mine and also had something to offer to others. I wanted to test the waters outside of what I had known my whole life. Except for college, I’d never lived in another city, but had dreamed since childhood of living in a beautiful place where the sun shines every day. I had been meditating and making lists of goals. For at least a year-and-a-half, I’d had “own a business” on my wish list, but I was completely clueless how I would make that happen, how to begin or what kind of business it would be and what it would mean. My corporate job had been good to me. Approaching 40, I’d sought out the security I didn’t have in my social services position at the time—a retirement plan and the potential of earning enough money to buy my first home. It worked, and within a year I had bought a home and started a retirement plan. I had graduated from my drafty older apartment and created some financial security for myself, but my brain was mush and there was no pitter-patter in my heart. I can now say that I’m living with joy and a sense of fulfillment from a number of sources; Natural Awakenings being a big one! There is more than enough of everything. It’s a thrill to produce our local monthly issue and to see Natural Awakenings fulfill our life-affirming purpose every day of liberating lives! I love to see our community grow and connect in unity and shared purpose, and with great enthusiasm I am proud to announce that our third annual Conscious Living Guide is now on the stands! Thank-you to all our participants for allowing us to represent you over the coming year in this important community resource! Our next passion for the magazine is producing a community event—stay tuned for details over the coming months! With gratitude and love,




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newsbriefs Releasing Tension and Trauma to Achieve Wellness


ension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) is a modality that activates the body’s built-in shaking mechanism, called neurogenic tremors, which causes the muscles to relax. Relaxing tense muscle patterns reduces stress in the spine, neck, shoulders and pelvis. When tension is released anywhere in the body, the brain registers a reduction in pain signals, producing new hormones that promote healing, improve sleep and build resilience. Built-up tension is said by some to be the cause of many chronic illnesses. Anyone that can do light exercise can do TRE. The practice is easily learned and can be done at home on a regular basis. Pat Ambrosic, MsE, and Diann Shively, LMT, are licensed TRE facilitators. Regular TRE group and individual sessions are available in Tucson and Green Valley. For more information, call Shively at 520-625-8312, email; or Ambrosic at 216-785-4770, email Visit

Dr. Faith Shell to Speak on Success


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r. Faith Kurz Shell, founder of Energy Integration and a master inspirational teacher and energy integrative coach, will speak at The Tucson Business Experts event from 4 to 5:30 p.m., November 8, at the Tucson Windmill Inn and Suites. Shell is internationally known for the creation of Infinite Momentum Now, LLC, and Joyful Experiences Now, LLC, which have allowed thousands of people across the globe to easily achieve their most challenging accomplishments. Through her speaking engagements and her Infinite Momentum Now teleseminar classes, Shell has revealed the secrets needed by entrepreneurs and individuals from all walks of life to illuminate their path to massive success.

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

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Peace Across the Planet Gathering


lementals of Life presents a special ceremony from 3 to 6 p.m., November 17, the Peace Across the Planet (PXP) Gathering, at the home massage studio of Mary Nelson. Their message is that one human choosing unconditional love with their open heart in the moment is more powerful than 300,000 humans choosing fear and violence. Participants may burn 10 New Moon wishes in the fire; walk the labyrinth; walk the mediation path; sit with the standing Shiva Stone; gather in the circle for readings on peace; play the drum, didgeridoo or rain sticks, rattle music; read and share stories on what peace means to you; and break bread. Standing Shiva Lingam Stones, which have traditionally been gathered in sacred ritual since ancient times from the Narmada River in India for sacred ceremonies, hold uninterruptedly the intent and alignment of peace for all forms of life: sacred stone acupuncture.

Bring drums and sacred instruments, a chair or blanket and food to share. Donations accepted. Location: 6761 N. Harran Dr. RSVP to For more information, visit

Alexander Technique Now Available in Tucson


ochelle Reea is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, graduating from a three-year training course in 1981. Since 1894, the Alexander Technique has coached people of all ages and physical conditions how to regain the beautifully, poised and coordinated use of the body and be Rochelle Reea pain-free in all activities and endeavors. Through hands-on guided movement, verbal cues and the unique methods of the technique, running, walking, singing, golfing, lifting, bending, playing an instrument, dancing, doing yoga and office work can be performed at their ultimate best, creating strength, resilience and increased sensory awareness. Students will learn to stop harmful habitual movement patterns that are at the core of many physical conditions. Reea studied dance at Temple University and the University of Arizona. She has developed movement mastery programs and ergonomic training for university performance art and athletic departments, spas, gyms, massage schools, chiropractors, osteopathic doctors, physical therapists and businesses. For more information, call 520-425-1690 or visit






The Loft Film Fest Brings Variety and Drama


he Loft will screen its own film festival from November 5 to 18, in Tucson. At the Loft Film Fest, audiences will experience worldclass film festival programming infused with the unique flavor The Loft Cinema brings to Tucson movie lovers year-round. The showcase of exclusive, one-time-only festival favorites from Cannes, Sundance, SXSW and Telluride will feature lively Q&A with talented filmmakers and actors; exciting retrospectives; new international cinema; edgy late night movies; and stimulating shorts from the filmmakers of tomorrow. Location: 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. For more information, call 520-795-0844 or visit See ad on page 12.



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Overcome Stress That Reduces Natural Healing Power


ev. Maria Kingsley is a minister who practices hypnotherapy and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). She also applies NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP) to anchor new behaviors into the body. Kingsley has been helping people that are critically ill or have a serious disease. These conditions can be very difficult and emotionally draining for family and friends. When emotions run high, the body does not function well and healing is put off. Energy of the body is used to deal with daily schedules, appointments and activities as emotions run in the background. Rev. Maria When they are not dealt with effectively, it takes a great toll. Kingsley Hypnotherapy is a great way to be guided into a deep relaxed state that helps find ways and answers. During the relaxed state, suggestions can be given so that the body lets go of stress and heals in a natural way. Recent research indicates that vibrations of language and feelings such as hypnotic suggestions can actually change DNA structure. After just one session of EFT, individual motivation can be significantly increased to participate in life again. For more information and a free initial interview, call 520-780-0170. See ad on page 27. 10


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alhalla Spa and Beauty has gifts that show you really care with healthy personal holiday gift collections. Shop online or call to avoid lines, traffic and shopping madness. Products are delivered right to the door whenever you want. There are special baskets and a Spa Sleigh filled with spa and beauty products of your choice. No parabens, gluten, sulfates, formaldehydes, carcinogens, prostaglandins, artificial dyes or fragrances are used and the products are made in America by the number one natural spa and beauty company, with absolutely no animal testing or cruelty. These clinical strength skin care formulas are designed to give amazing results, yet cause no downtime, pain, discomfort or side effects. Valhalla specializes in a fivestep customized facial system that any busy woman has time for, with its perfect ingredients and simplicity. The facial contains only gentle cleansing agents, and an amazing daily exfoliation that enhances and stimulates collagen. For a free custom analysis, appointment or gift basket, call Trudy Erickson at 520-743-1249 or email To order online 24 hours a day, visit

eb Kortyna, the owner of Desert Wind Healing Arts, in Tucson, helps her clients feel better and live better by reducing their pain, increasing their energy and helping them relax and renew through integrative bodywork using reflexology, BEST, CST, Reiki and massage. She is a nationally certified reflexologist and massage therapist, and as an independent USANA associate, brings high-quality supplements, weight management programs and skin care to her clients. Kortyna’s study of reflexology began at the American Academy of Reflexology, in 1999. She received her massage training at the Academy of Somatic Healing Arts, in Norcross, Georgia, in 2000 Deb Kortyna and maintains national certification by continuing her education in massage and bodywork techniques. She is certified in craniosacral therapy, is an elite master of the Morter Health System’s Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.) and is a Reiki master. Deb is active in the Arizona Reflexology Association, local business groups and teaches at various massage schools nationwide. Location: 7225 N. Paseo Del Norte, Ste. 1. For more information, call 520–360-7469, email or visit


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t dayenergy, possibilities awaken with the realization that everything we need to heal on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level is available to us in order to create a healthy, happy, safe, and loving life. David A. Yarnelle, at dayenergy, applies Reiki with global healing techniques to create a personalized healing prescription that is diagnosed, prescribed and applied with gentle, intuitive, positive and compassionate guidance. Dayenergy’s methods address physical symptoms, reduce stress and provide healthy individuals high-level support to enhance and increase wellness. dayenergy healing also offers a powerful source for personal and spiritual growth. There is no concern about combining dayenergy healing with other allopathic, naturopathic, holistic, psychological or physical therapies. dayenergy supports discovery of the miracle that is you by relaxing the body, balancing the mind, healing the spirit and nourishing the soul.

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Chill Out in Tropical Hawaii


o c a l R e i k i M a s t e r Te a ch e r s a n d Craniosacral Practitioners Lucia Maya and Zelie Duvauchelle are offering a sixday winter Hawaiian Immersion Retreat in December. Each year, these women lead a few Tucsonians and some other mainlanders to the Hawaiian island of Molokai, Duvauchelle’s ancestral home, for a guided vacation/spiritual retreat. Their retreat allows for exploring beautiful beaches, physical rejuvenation and time for internal work in Lucia Maya and the seclusion of an un-touristed tropical paradise. Zelie Duvauchelle Previous participants have rated the experience highly, saying, “Molokai is like no other place I’ve visited. The presence and energies of the place were an integral part of the experience. The house, the food and the ocean are all spectacular.” For some stress reduction and rejuvenation in Hawaii, call for a free half-hour consultation to see if this trip is a good match. Mention Natural Awakenings to attend a free group energy session. For more information, call 520-579-8844 or visit and See ad on page 30. 12


Magdala Sanctuary Now Open


estled under the ancient Tucson Mountains, a new sacred space, Magdala Sanctuary, has opened as a spiritual retreat location, ceremonial setting for small events and weddings, B&B for spiritual travelers, healing venue and teaching center. Upcoming events include a Dia de los Muertos meditation at 7 p.m., November 2; New Moon in Scorpio at 7 p.m., November 13; Full Moon in Gemini–Lunar Eclipse at 7 p.m., November 28; and Sunday evening meditations and peace circles. Proprietor Amari Magdalena is a shamanic practitioner, Reiki master, ordained interfaith minister and ceremonialist of 20 years. She is also the author of Beyond the Four Agreements: Mastering the Inner Shields of Transformation. For more information and reservations, call 520-577-0147 or email

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Lovers of God Class


ools for Spiritual Growth facilitator Susan Thompson will teach a free class, Lovers of God, from 10 to 11 a.m., November 10, at Unity of Tucson. Mystical quotes from spiritual traditions will be shared and discussed in the group. “Saints and mystics throughout time have given us a glimpse into the soul’s journey home through their writings,” says Thompson. “When we take the opportunity to relate timeless principles to our daily lives, we experience this sense of interconnectedness with all things.” Quotes from Rumi, Hafiz and others will be highlighted. Location: 3617 N. Camino Blanco, Annex Rm. 3. For more information, call 520603-1558 or visit See ad on page 5.




Soul Blending Experience provides Life Connection


i t h 2 2 ye a r s o f professional experience in the spiritual and life skills fields, Wendy Tuttle, owner of Soul Blended Solutions, specializes in soul-connected private sessions with her clients. She consults with clients individually or in group sessions, conducts seminars and teaches classes on life issues, decisions, understanding, self-improvement and relationship development. Wendy Tuttle The Soul Blending experience provides a unique opportunity to connect with soul and recognize one’s true divine essence. This experience of soul is without judgment, fear or worry, and is rooted in and flows from understanding, trust and universal and unconditional love. The connection of soul offers limitless opportunities, choices, awareness and experiences to reach out to others departed from the physical plane, explore emotions, the physical self or the rational mind. Soul is also able to connect with other forms of energy, animals and pets, places, past lives and dreams about issues of health and life. Soul Blended Solutions provides spiritual/life skills counseling and consultation services for clients to experience insight, self-discovery, healing and self-acceptance. Tuttle was named VIP Executive and Professional Woman of the Year 2011-2012 in business and finance by the National Association of Professional Women. For more information, call 1-757-420-8347, email or visit



Find Enlightenment in a Sweat Lodge


h e Tu c s o n Community Sacred Sweat Lodge offers a monthly community sacred fire with prayers and friendship that is open to women and men, followed by a n o p t i o n a l potluck. The lodge is also available for private groups, weddings and wakes. There is a two-room bed & breakfast onsite. For those looking for a place to heal the spirit, to let go of what does not serve them, pray and strengthen a connection to the creator, the heat and steam removes the stress and detoxes the body. The process is magical. It cannot be described, only experienced. Owner Anne Marie Clock says, “A place of healing, Mother Earth hears the call; she moves, she awakes, she rises, she feels the breath of the newborn dawn. This is very mysterious; we are speaking of something very sacred, although it happens every day. Location: 7878 W.TreeFrog Tr. For a schedule and more information, call 520-576-0633, email or visit

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t the next Sunglow Series Wine event, on December 7, noted winemaker, film director and producer Sam Pillsbury will introduce his Pillsbury Wine Company wines at Sunglow Ranch, in Pearce, Arizona. For guests wishing to spend the night at the ranch after the winemaker’s dinner, special lodging rates are available, including a low add-on rate for an additional night. Sunglow Ranch, an intimate hideaway guest ranch in the Chiricahua Mountains of southeastern Arizona, offers guests a unique and peaceful sanctuary. Celebrate the holiday season at Sunglow Ranch and give the gift of Sunglow Ranch this holiday season. Gift certificates may be easily ordered online. Festive holidays are planned on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Celebrate the season in southern Arizona and enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience along the road less travelled. Location: 14066 S. Sunglow Rd. For reservations, call 520-824-3334, Toll Free 866-786-4569 or email For more information, visit See ad on pages 24 and 29.



Antibiotics Overused for Sinus Infections


study by investigators at the Washington University School of Medicine, in St. Louis, concludes that antibiotics typically prescribed for sinus infections aren’t any more effective than inactive placebos. “Patients don’t get better faster or have fewer symptoms when they get antibiotics,” says Dr. Jay F. Piccirillo, a professor of otolaryngology and the study’s senior author. He adds, “Our results show that antibiotics aren’t necessary for a basic [acute] sinus infection—most people get better on their own.” The researchers do suggest treating symptoms such as pain, cough and congestion and carefully watching to see if further treatment is necessary.

healthbriefs EFT Relieves Veterans’ Post-Traumatic Stress

More Americans are Eating Fresh


t’s official: Americans are eating more fresh foods than they did five years ago. A recent survey of 800 U.S. adults by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation reports that more than 68 percent of respondents say they eat more whole grains, fruits and vegetables than they did in 2007. Farmers’ markets and stands attracted 70 percent of the survey participants, although only 14 percent regularly shop at such venues. More good news: 64 percent of the respondents agree that it’s very important that produce be grown in an environmentally friendly way and also important that the fruits and veggies be organic.


motional Freedom Technique (EFT) uses tapping along acupuncture meridians to relieve stress so the body can resume the natural function of selfhealing. Through the Veterans Stress Project (, the therapy is now being used and tested with veterans exhibiting post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms such as insomnia, anger, grief and hypervigilance. A study by the nonprofit Soul Medicine Institute has shown that more than 86 percent of vets that used EFT have resolved most of their PTSD symptoms; the researchers also report that, on average, their pain diminished by 68 percent. Dr. Steve Manire, a chiropractor and EFT practitioner in Little Rock, Arkansas, states, “Too many of our nation’s veterans are left believing that they have to live with stress for the rest of their lives when they return from their tours of duty.” He asserts that many find significant relief with EFT. The Veterans Stress Project will connect veterans dealing with posttraumatic stress with EFT practitioners across the country for six sessions at no cost. Email Deb Tribbey at Deb@




globalbriefs Fact Quest

Students Thirst for Eco-Knowledge As part of its 25th Envirothon, a competition for students across the United States to test their knowledge on environmental issues, a survey commissioned by Canon U.S.A. and conducted online by Harris Interactive found that a majority of 14-to-18-year-olds looking for information about the environment seek it outside of the classroom. Data also indicate that teens believe environmental issues will have an impact on their lives in the future and want to know more about them. With three-quarters feeling that school curricula are inadequate, two-thirds of the students use TV as their primary information source. A majority of surveyed teens ages 16 to 18 favor the Internet, print newspapers and other periodocals. Seventy-five percent of all of the teens surveyed believe that humans have a major impact on climate change. The top three environmental changes that they fear will impact their quality of life are poor air quality (66 percent), global warming (61 percent) and poor solid waste management (59 percent). Other major areas of concern are deforestation, water shortages and energy availability. Students are also looking for ways they can help, such as recycling, conserving electricity and water, cleaning up public spaces, carpooling, bicycling and using public transportation. Get involved at



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New Supercomputer Predicts Climate Changes Yellowstone is one of the greatest natural treasures in the American West, and there’s now a new environmental “sheriff” in town. A supercomputer of the same name is set to model future climate changes and forecast extreme weather like no other. “It’s a big deal,” says climate scientist Linda Mearns, Ph.D., of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, in Boulder, Colorado. The Washington Post reports that Yellowstone will help researchers calculate climate change on a regional, rather than continental, scale. With a better grasp of how warming may affect local water resources, endangered species and extreme winds, local and state governments will be able to plan more effectively. The $30 million supercomputer, funded by the National Science Foundation, will generate climate projections for seven-square-mile tracts, instead of the previous capability of 60-square-mile units. It will also provide climate snapshots in intervals of hours, rather than days. Mathew Maltrud, of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, in New Mexico, says, “We’re moving into a realm where we have models that resemble the ocean, the atmosphere, the ice and the land to a high degree.” Yellowstone will show a more realistic interaction of these components.

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African Savannas Hold Clues to Drought Relief This year, much of the United States has experienced the most severe drought since the 1950s, prompting governors to declare emergency conditions. There is no guarantee that the crisis will be alleviated, but new research points to a way that farmers may be better able to cope. In the hotter, drier climate of the semiarid African savanna, flowing between the Atlantic Ocean and Red Sea, farmers have successfully fought back an expanding Sahara Desert and turned once dry, uncultivated scrub into highly productive farmland. The key to success is allowing trees to grow where they once cut them down, and adopting agricultural techniques that take full advantage of scarce water resources. Experts claim that today’s American farmers should recognize the benefits that trees can bring to even the most arid plots of land. Chris Reij, a sustainable land management specialist at Free University Amsterdam, who has worked in Africa since 1978, observes, “Given the situation in the U.S. corn belt, these practices might help farmers in Kansas and Iowa adapt to more extreme weather and help make their crops more resistant to drought.” Adding more trees, planted in rows between crops or bordering fields, could provide many of the same benefits found in Africa: improved soil and water quality and windbreaks that keep dry topsoil from going airborne. Fallen leaves and twigs inject nutrients into the soil, reducing the need for expensive fertilizers that can also pollute nearby streams or wells. Trees cool temperatures on a local scale, trap carbon and clean the air. Their roots are natural filters between fields and waterways and can help keep soil moist. Plus, tree fruits and nuts provide food for farm animals and wildlife. It’s an Early American agriculture tradition worth revisiting. Find more information from the USDA National Agroforestry Center at

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Fast Food that’s Good Food Mike Roberts, once the president and CEO of McDonald’s, has co-founded Lyfe Kitchen, a restaurant chain that aims to serve healthy food on a fast-food scale. The acronym Lyfe stands for Love Your Food Everyday, and the food is made without butter, cream, white sugar, white flour, high-fructose corn syrup, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), trans fats or additives. He foresees hundreds of the alternative bistros opening across the country, all serving locally sourced, sustainable gourmet meals with the efficiency and economy usually found in a fast-food chain. With freerange chicken; burgers from grass-fed, humanely raised cattle; roasted kabocha squash; beet and rice salad and Napa cabbage salad, costs are expected to be pricey at first, but decrease as more locations are added. Visit 20



Fisher is a Banker with a Heart by Jon D’Auria


ot only does Nova 1983 as a real estate agent Homes’ Senior with a penchant for taking Loan Officer exceptional care of her Karen Fisher give her clients, from their clients expert budding interest professional in a home to service and the day when advice, she they received also volunteers her time their keys and began their teaching in the community about smart new lives. But after working as a Realtor budgeting and how to navigate the for 17 years, she had a realization that complex process of home buying. would permanently change her career The economy has been a hot topic path. “When I first began in real estate, since the 2007 recession, and while the interest rates were 18 percent, and many Americans are becoming more people thought that when the rates mindful of budgeting their spending and dropped to 14.5 percent, those would be income, there are still many confusing the lowest they’d ever be in our lifetime,” elements that are unclear to those not so says Fisher. savvy in the ways of the market. “I worked in the metro Phoenix Some are taking advantage of the area from 1983 to 1994. My husband sloping prices in real estate and are accepted a position here in Tucson, so buying houses that have been relegated we moved down here in ’94,” she adds. to short sales, foreclosures or government “Then I woke up one evening in March seizures, but even with investments of 2000 at 4:30 in the morning and I that seem sound, such as knew that I didn’t want to do real estate, there are many that anymore. So I switched uncertainties and unknowns the ladder over to doing the that can hurt a potential buyer lending side of things. I chose rather than help them. Luckily to move forward with Nova for those that need a hand and have been loving it ever in the world of home loans, since.” it is the Fisher’s mission to Fisher realized she had help Tucsonans make the best made the right decision as decisions in taking the steps things fell into place for her at towards home ownership. Nova and she began building Karen Fisher Fisher got her start in a large clientele of loyal




customers that appreciated her extra steps in walking them through the process of a home loan. Most first-time buyers aren’t familiar with the procedures that go into receiving a loan, which are much more tedious than most would assume. “Just in the first step of getting a loan, there are 75 people that touch a borrower’s file in one way or another. If you’re dealing with new construction, add 100 to that number,” explains Fisher. “The first step to buying or refinancing is for me to take your basic financial vital signs. I pull an in-file tri-merged credit



report. People always ask what our interest rate is, but those are determined by so many factors, it’s never just a set number for everybody—there are more than 15 factors to each individual rate.” Of course, having a good credit score makes the process much easier for a potential buyer, but because credit is an evolving system, creating a good score takes careful monitoring and smart decision-making. “I always tell people that there are three numbers that matter to your credit score: two, 31 and seven. It takes two years to build your credit, 31

days to destroy it and seven years to clean it up,” says Fisher. “People assume their credit is good because they pay their bills on time, but simply doing that and having a good FICO score have nothing to do with each other,” she adds. “Information that people receive, even a year ago, on how to have a good credit score changes so drastically that they are likely to be different if they checked now. They are always tweaking the algorithms of their system, so things that are true now were probably not true a year ago—or even a year from now. People need coaching to help them get a good credit score.” Fisher takes great care in educating her clients while she works with them so that they can continue to flourish financially even beyond their time working with her. With a wealth of knowledge to share, she believes that her smart money principles will ensure more financial security for those that follow them. “The first step is that I want to give my clients the total picture. You don’t just put someone into a loan; you want to create successful home ownership. You want to own a house; you don’t want to be owned by a house,” says Fisher. “Secondly, I advise not to buy a house that is the maximum amount that you qualify for,” she explains. “That does not leave you any wiggle room. I used to see that all the time prior to the crash. A good rule of thumb is that you should buy 25 percent less house than you qualify for. If you’re living for the house, that’s not a good plan. Luckily, the purchasing power that you have right now is absolutely huge. The interest rate for a 30-year fixed rate home is in the 3.5 percent range. We’re in a very unique timeframe where you can buy a home for less than you’d be able to rent a home for.” Fisher also has spending and saving advice for her clients to keep them afloat through everyday life. “People get into trouble by not giving themselves a cash cushion. All of these things that happen to people are called life—they happen to everyone. You should give yourself a $1,000 cash cushion. Get 10–$100 bills and stick them behind a picture frame or in a cup in the freezer, anything you have to do. That way, if you have to get new tires, it’s handled. If you have to go to

the emergency room, it’s handled. Most people are unconscious consumers. We buy things constantly, whether we know it or not. And if you use a debit card, it’s statistically proven that you’ll spend 57 percent more than if you used cash. It’s okay to be marketed to, as long as you understand that. They don’t even have price tags on things at the grocery store anymore, so you don’t even know what you’re paying for. You have to be aware. Truly, it’s not what you make; it’s what you keep,” says Fisher. Fisher became the managing director of eWoman Network, and volunteers time through the Tucson Association of Realtors Housing Education Committee to teach financial responsibility to teenagers and college students. That service is in much demand. “I love teaching these principles to young adults.” She says. “At the high school level, we teach budgeting, saving, credit, renting and successful home ownership. At the college level, we teach through Pima and the Eller College about student loans and the trouble they can get into with them, as well as the other topics we discuss with our high school students. It’s really making a huge difference for these kids who attend these. It’s not often that kids get taught this stuff, and they can get into tremendous trouble at a young age with money. As soon as you get your hands on a credit card or a student loan and simply sign it, you are at risk of endangering your credit for the future. It’s very rewarding to be able to teach these topics.” Almost 30 years into her career of assisting those looking for a place to call home, Fisher approaches each day with as much vigor and dedication as she did when she first embarked on her journey of giving help where it is sorely needed. “This is truly gratifying work. I get thank-yous all the time, but one of my clients said it in a way that truly touched my heart. She said, ‘You bring light to the possibility of home ownership.’ My clients keep me going. I’m always here for my clients and I continually try to prove that with each day of working for them.” Karen Fisher can be contacted at 520-745-0050 or Karen.Fisher@nova See ad on page 15.


Powerful Energy Boosters Daily Tips with Staying Power

by Kathleen Barnes

Many Americans occasionally complain of having a lack of energy, and for some it’s a daily experience. Low energy levels can arise from a number of underlying factors, but poor diet and ongoing stress are the most likely culprits. Eat Right

A consistently healthy diet can be the missing key ingredient to maintaining high energy in the long term, along with avoiding short-term energy dips. A diet featuring antioxidant-rich vegetables, healthy carbohydrates, low-fat proteins and healthy fats will not only keep energy levels high, it’s also essential to long-term health, according to Dr. Christine Gerbstadt, a registered dietitian and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “If you think of getting energy from a cup of coffee or a candy bar, understand that it’s just a quick boost that doesn’t last long,” advises Gerbstadt, author of The Doctor’s Detox Diet. “The kind of energy you get from complex carbs and whole grains

will stay with you.” Adding a little protein, like a piece of low-fat cheese or a dollop of peanut butter on a whole grain cracker, will keep energy steady for even longer, starting with breakfast. Gerbstadt further notes that a midafternoon energy drop may be due to a blood sugar dip. The carb/protein plan also works well at these times, or a cup of green tea might just hit the spot. “Green tea does deliver some caffeine, but it has literally hundreds of antioxidants, like epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), that boost metabolism and stoke the metabolic fires,” she says. Plus, because most people have less-than-perfect diets, certain supplements can help raise energy November



levels and enhance overall health. Gerbstadt recommends vitamin D for those that don’t spend much time in the sun, to enhance immune function; fish oil for non-fish eaters for heart and brain health; and all B-vitamins to support everyone’s natural energy production.

Manage Stress

“Stress is one of the biggest energy zappers of physical, emotional and spiritual energy,” says Jon Gordon, of Jacksonville, Florida, author of The Energy Bus and consultant to Fortune 500 companies, sports teams, hospitals and schools on the subject of staying positive. Exercise, a widely acknowledged energy booster, does double duty in moderating stress, according to the experts. Gordon’s prime recommendation for vanquishing it is a combination of exercise and emotional balancing: “You can’t be under stress and thankful at the same time,” he says. “So take a ‘thank-you’ walk every day and get the benefits of the physical exercise, as well as shifting emotions to a more positive state.” Dr. Judith Orloff, author of Positive Energy, adds, “Walking meditations are joyous exercises in mindfulness, putting one foot in front of the other and being in the now; set your critical mind aside to be replenished by the energy of the air, greenery and nature. “I also practice this short meditation throughout the day to calm myself and become more energized and clear,” she says. “For just three minutes, I close my eyes, focus on

my breath and then envision a positive image, such as the night sky reflected in a body of water. These mini-tune-ups get you back to yourself, so you are centered and clear to continue your day.” Kathleen Barnes is the author of numerous natural health books, including The Super Simple HCG Diet. Learn more at

Bonus Energy Boosts In her book, Positive Energy, Dr. Judith Orloff offers simple strategies to help keep spirits high. The first is to choose our friends wisely. Most of us have encountered someone that repeatedly drains our energy and do well to recognize the signs of an “emotional vampire”: “Your eyelids get heavy and you feel like taking a nap,” she says. “Draw boundaries by learning that saying ‘No’ is a complete sentence.” For friends and relatives that always seem to be in the middle of a crisis: Do not encourage a drama king or queen by asking him or her how they are, advises Orloff. To deal with a chatterbox,“You must politely interrupt, as hard as that skill may be to learn.” Finally, “Laughter gives a big energy boost, so be silly and have fun.” Share a laughter break.


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counselor to plan her next steps. Today, at 57, she’s working as a life coach and business consultant and as she sees it, living the life she is meant to live. “When you hit hard times and say, ‘My worst fears have come true; what am I going to do now?’ It makes you realize you will only find true success when you follow your passion,” she says. Readnower represents what some see as the silver lining in these challenging economic times. At a time of high unemployment, when some can’t find a job and others are working grueling hours to compensate for laid-off co-workers, many Americans are stepping off the corporate hamster wheel and sincerely asking themselves: “What is my purpose here, and how can I realize it?”

In the midst of uncertainties, many are asking, “Why am I here?”

Fashion a Passion-Driven Life Realize Your Purpose and Feed Your Soul by Lisa Marshall


hree years ago, Cindy Readnower felt as if work was swallowing her life. As a single mom with two sons to support and two franchise restaurants to run in Sarasota, Florida, she routinely would get up at 4 a.m. and go to bed after midnight. She didn’t see enough of her boys. “I never had a free moment to just shut down and think about what I really wanted,” she recalls. Then the economy collapsed, forcing her to shutter her businesses, file for bankruptcy and consult with a career

Purpose Over Profits

According to a recent study by the nonprofit, which helps older Americans pursue more meaningful careers, as many as 9 million people ages 44 to 70 have already transitioned into encore careers that combine purpose, passion and a paycheck. Another 31 million would like to. Meanwhile, surveys show that new college grads are increasingly gravitating toward nonprofit and public sector jobs that feed their souls more than their bank accounts. Off-the-clock volunteerism is soaring. Due to working and earning less, people are also consuming less, cooking, sewing and gardening more, rediscovering forgotten passions and relationships and finding new ones in the process. “When the economy tanked, it prompted a real moment of spiritual awakening for all of us,” observes Sue Frederick, of Boulder, Colorado, a nationally renowned career counselor who also applies her intuitive skills in helping clients like Readnower find their muse. “We are no longer able to hide out behind jobs and benefits that might not have been a good fit for us to begin with. People are remembering their soul’s mission and waking up to the true work they are intended to do.”




At the leading edge of the purposedriven career movement is the millennial generation, now in their 20s through early 30s. Having come of age amidst the Enron Corporation scandal, 9/11, Iraq and Afghanistan wars and the 2008 economic collapse, they’re graduating from college with a more holistic perspective on what constitutes a good career. “The decade in which we have matured has been turbulent in almost every dimension,” says John Coleman, 31, a recent graduate of Harvard Business School and co-author of Passion and Purpose: Stories from the Best and Brightest Young Business Leaders. “This generation is looking at a world that has so many problems and saying, ‘The old opportunities are not there anymore, so we have to create new ones.’ Many are actively seeking more meaning and purpose at work.” One 2010 survey of 500 MBA students found that when considering a long list of options for what they looked for in a career, they ranked “intellectual challenge” and “opportunity to impact the world” as their first and third priorities, bracketing “compensation” which ranked second. Another analysis by The New York Times found that in 2009, 11 percent more college graduates worked for nonprofits than in the previous year. Accordingly, Coleman’s book is packed with encouraging examples, from



a Harvard MBA student and a U.S. Marine that co-founded a nonprofit addressing poverty in Kenya’s largest slum to a biomedical engineering grad that launched a web-based car-sharing service. This altruistic, purpose-driven career track seems a stark departure from that of the baby boomers, collectively referred to as the “me” generation for its materialistic ethos. Yet those that specialize in helping people find more meaningful lives say this group currently counts among their best and most focused customers. “We are at a time in the world when it is more socially acceptable to follow your passions,” says Janet Attwood, whose Passion Test workshops— established in 2004—are welcoming more people than ever. “In my day, my dad was so freaked out I’d end up homeless that he sent me to business school so I would learn how to type. Back then, parents never asked: ‘What turns you on?’” That’s a shame, remarks Frederick, because first hints at our purpose often bubble up in our youth. “I believe all of us know at some point what our gift is, but we often bury it and say, ‘I have to fit in and get a job with benefits and a good paycheck.’” There is an alternative.

Work and Consume Less, Live More

Attwood stresses that living in line with

one’s passion isn’t just about work, noting, “It’s about your relationships and friends, your spirituality and health, what you consume and where you choose to live…” She asks clients to write down five life-defining passions (see sidebar) and use them as a guidepost. “Whenever you are faced with a choice, a decision or an opportunity, choose in favor of your passion,” she counsels. Attwood has observed firsthand how success often follows, because, “When you choose in favor of the things that have the greatest, deepest meaning for you, the universe supports you more than if you are just tepid and neutral about something.” For some, that has meant working fewer hours for less pay, in order to allow more time for clarifying meditation, family dinners, volunteering at a local shelter, taking a long-yearned-for dance class or planning the next career shift. It has also led to willing trade-offs in buying less and doing more for oneself. According to the 2010 MetLife Study of the American Dream, 77 percent of Americans now say that achieving their big dream comprises improving the quality of their lives by strengthening personal relationships. As for millennials, 39 percent say they already have what they need. Also, those that feel growing pressure to buy more and better material possessions has dropped from 66 percent in 2006 to well below half today. “Plenty of people have already started down this path. They’re growing vegetables, raising chickens and keeping bees. They’re building their own homes, often with the help of friends and neighbors,” writes Boston University Sociology Professor Juliet Schor, Ph.D. In her groundbreaking book, Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth, she argues that contrary to many economists’ assumptions, a shorter work week and smaller economy is better for society as a whole. More, such a lifestyle, “allows people to build stronger social connections, maintain their physical and mental health and engage in activities that are more creative and meaningful.”

Any Example Proves the Rule

Ever since childhood days of helping her mother make clothing for the family, Juliette Bastian has had a passion for fashion design. Her love of dancing dates back to watching American Bandstand. But when it came to choosing a career, “There was always this trigger that went off in my head that said, ‘You need to make money,’” she explains. By her mid-40s, this San Dimas, California, resident boasted a six-figure salary and a successful, but not terribly fulfilling career doing accounting and strategic business planning. To indulge her creative side, she created colorful spreadsheets, but it wasn’t enough. “At one point, I acknowledged, ‘I am not happy walking into work anymore,’” recalls Bastian, now 52. “I felt like a hamster on a wheel.” Seven years ago, she walked out, and with Attwood’s help, set out to find her true callings. “People always think you have to pick just one, but you have passions that run across every aspect of your life,” she says. “I now realize I am a dancer, fashion designer, family person and spiritual woman.” Bastian begins each week by making a color-coded “strategic plan of action,” making sure to include elements of each of her five passions: financial freedom, exceptional relationships, optimal health, successful business ventures and an alliance with God. That means she’s back in school studying fashion design, and now makes time for dancing, church, family and a part-time career-coaching business. She says that it has been financially rough at times. But the “sacrifices”—like fewer hair appointments, fancy clothes, meals out and expensive holiday gifts for friends—have been well worth it. “I now have the flexibility, freedom and joy of knowing I am living who Juliette truly is,” she says with a smile. “I know I’ll be taken care of as long as I honor what truly matters to me.”

Take the Passion Test

Make a list of your passions; the 10 or 15 things most critical to your happiness and well-being. Start each entry with, “When my life is ideal, I am … ” (living in a beautiful house in the mountains, working in a job that changes lives, spending plenty of time with my children, etc.)

Don’t worry about how you’ll get there. Just write it down. You become whatever you are committed to. “People often write down a passion, but if they can’t immediately see how they can manifest it, they erase it and instead write something down that they can easily put their arms around. In other words, they play it safe,” says Janet Attwood, co-author of The Passion Test: The Effortless Path to Discovering Your Life Purpose. Instead, think big. Narrow the list to your top five passions.

Write all five passions down on five index cards. Post passions in places you will routinely see them, such as on the bathroom mirror and refrigerator door; display them prominently on your computer. Create a vision board (a collage of representations of your passions). “It’s an easy way to keep your attention on the things you really want to grow stronger in your life,” notes Attwood. Use these priority passions as a guidepost. “Whenever you are faced with a choice, a decision or opportunity, choose in favor of your passions,” advises Attwood. Then run to the goal with purpose in every step. Take the test again every six months, because passions can change and evolve over time.

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A Place Where Everything is Gluten-Free by Dale Bruder


ovember marks the first year anniversary of the Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery/ Bistro, in Tucson. It all began with a serendipitous meeting between foodie Susan Fulton and professional baker Mary Gibson at a business event, Fulton recalls, “I liked what Mary was doing with her catering business and started helping out. Things just snowballed after that.” Gibson adds, “I was catering small events; tea, hors d’oeuvres and tapas parties. When Susan joined me, it all went into a domino effect.” Two events opened the women’s eyes to an untapped market. A guest at Gibson’s Sonoran Bed and Breakfast business requested gluten-free foods. Soon after, a business client asked for a gluten-free catered event. With-off-the-shelf ingredients, they satisfied their clients, but not themselves. Gibson is a culinary pastry chef. Trained at the Scottsdale Culinary Institute, with a resume of high-end resort kitchens from Sedona to Alaska, she knows pastry. Fulton owned Desert Penguin Custom Framing with a partner at the time she met Gibson. Deciding to leave her interest in the framing business, she was now free to focus her full attention on the Gourmet Girls. As they set out to make tasty, gluten-free baked goods, the challenges were myriad. Every chemical reaction common to baking with wheat, rye, barley and other grains seemed not to work with coconut flour or other substitutes. But the sages say that tenacity is its own reward, and Gibson and Fulton proved that. After numerous attempts, a combination of brown and white rice, potato starch and tapioca reacted in a way a culinary chef could work with. Their first success was banana bread, and more pastry items followed.

Smart businesswomen from the beginning, Fulton and Gibson tested the waters for their newly created products at local farmers’ markets. Their following grew and demand increased. After two years of building market share, a restaurant space on North Oracle was acquired and the Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery/Bistro became a brick and mortar reality. Restaurants are risky ventures, so the Gourmet Girls conducted cost/benefit analyses and wrote a business plan. Everything from location to pricing was researched and determined. The result of their conscientious effort was that people were waiting at the doors on opening day. Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery/Bistro thrives by serving people that love food and are health conscious, and the owners are embracing the diet for health benefits. In the food as medicine movement, attention on gluten-free products has grown as research and proselytizing have combined to expand awareness. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, spelt, some oats, many cosmetics and most processed foods. It is a

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Fritters Serves 10

Ingredients Canola or vegetable oil, for frying ⅓ cup brown rice flour 2 Tbsp potato starch 1 Tbsp tapioca ¼ tsp xanthan gum 4 Tbsp granulated sugar 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp salt 2 large eggs ¼ cup toasted pumpkin seeds 1 can (15 oz) pure pumpkin Maple syrup Vanilla ice cream, for serving

Directions Line a baking sheet with paper towels and set aside. Attach a deep-fry thermometer to a medium-heavy saucepan. Set over medium heat, add 1 inch of oil and heat until the temperature reaches 350°. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together flour, 4 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs until blended. Whisk pumpkin into eggs until combined. Add flour mixture and pumpkin seeds to pumpkin; stir just until combined. Drop batter by heaping tablespoonfuls into oil, four at a time. Fry until golden brown, turning occasionally, about 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer fritters to paper towels. To test for doneness, press lightly; fritters should spring back. (They will deflate slightly as they cool.) Repeat with remaining batter. Top with maple syrup and serve with ice cream. 32


staple of the American processed food diet. As a result, gluten intolerance and celiac disease affects one in 133 people in the U.S., according to This autoimmune disorder of the small intestine occurs in genetically predisposed people of all ages, from infancy onward. Symptoms include chronic diarrhea and fatigue. In the 1960s, the first biopsies were conducted and by 1995, improved medical screening and diagnoses of digestive disorders identified gluten intolerance as an enabler of celiac disease. Gastroenterologists like New Zealand’s Rodney Ford, M.D., contend that the full range of affected population is unknown. “Gluten will do several things,” Ford explains. “In people with the appropriate genetics, it will stimulate celiac disease. It will also act as a neurotoxin in various ways.” In a recent appearance sponsored by the Southern Arizona Celiac Support Group, the self-described “doctor gluten” spoke about the effects of gluten and advocated a gluten-free zone approach to diet and nutrition. “If you suspect gluten sensitivity or celiac, go to gluten zero—no gluten at all,” he states. “Creating tasty gluten-free recipes is our passion.” Gibson and Fulton agree. More than a decade ago, Gibson bought a three-tier Garland commercial baking oven. It sat in storage, waiting to be fired up. Now it’s the production oven. If ever there was a third partner, it is the Garland, a precision appliance operated by the culinary chef and a foodie. The bakery and bistro is gaining new fans all the time. “People want to be a part of this,” Gibson says. “They like the products and the community.” She notes that the staff of eight began to click about six months after the restaurant opened and really came into their own at about nine months. Fulton adds, “We are constantly improving. Even though it sometimes hurts, we want feedback and criticism so we know where to put our attention. We learned a lot in the early months. People were very vocal; they supported us to improve.” “Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery/Bistro is Tucson’s first no cross-contamination, gluten-free zone.” Gibson says, “We are becoming the safe community center for like-minded people who recognize food as medicine, for the spirit and the soul.” In the coming months, wholesale orders for restaurants, prepared meals to take home and online shipping of quick breads, cookies and ingredients will be the next dominos to fall in their strategy, and a recipe book is in the works. A year ago, the Gourmet Girls baked more than 200 pies for the holidays. This year, with improved pie dough, they’re excited, because the Garland is sure to be busy. Location: 5845 North Oracle Rd. For more information, call 520-408-9000 or visit See ad page 18. Dale Bruder, a freelance writer based in Tucson, is a graduate of Coach University, student of the I Ching and serial entrepreneur. Connect at

Fat is Not the Enemy by Sylvia Haskvitz


utritionist Linda Prout, MS, founder of the Claremont Resort & Spa nutrition program and the author of Live in the Balance—The Ground-Breaking East-West Nutrition Program, has extensively researched information about various types and effects of fats and here are some of her findings.

Does our body really need fat? We do have a need for fats. If you have dry skin, dry hair, dandruff, depression, cravings, eat large portions, want sugar or have earwax buildup, these are all signs you may need more fat—most likely more omega-3-rich fats. Each of us is different in our need for fat, with some needing as much as 65 percent of calories from fat and others requiring as little as 30 percent. Those that have the symptoms mentioned may need a greater percentage. Still, it seems logical that if you eat too much fat you are going to get fat, but the body doesn’t necessarily store

the fat you eat. To be stored, fat needs glycerol-3-phosphate, which comes from carbohydrate metabolism.

Why is there such a popular emphasis on low- and no-fat products? One of the biggest mistakes my clients make is to eat low-fat diets, which are associated with weight gain and disease. Consider that 30 years ago, the National Institutes of Health declared fat the single unhealthiest component of the American diet and launched a sweeping campaign for change. The result is that Americans did what they were told and reduced their dietary fat intake by nearly 25 percent,

while also increasing consumption of vegetable oil. Obesity and diabetes rates tripled. Increases have also been seen in cancer, asthma, allergies, arthritis, autism and Alzheimer’s disease since the 1970s. The U.S. overweight population has soared to more than 60 percent and there has been no change in heart disease rates. Low-calorie, low-fat diets often result in weight gain. One of the first diet studies showing this was conducted in 1944. Famous fat researcher Ancel Keys put a group of 36 men on a 1,500-calorie, low-fat diet. Not only did the participants’ metabolic rates drop by half, their appetites spiked. They ultimately gained weight, ending up with 50 percent more




What are the benefits of omega-3 fats?

body fat. These men became fatigued, cold, depressed and started focusing on food and recipes. The research is summarized in The Great Starvation Experiment, by Todd Tucker.

How is a low-fat diet linked to heart disease and coronary vascular disease? The Women’s Health Initiative, a study of 49,000 women, reported in 2006 that low-fat diets do nothing for weight loss nor do they prevent heart attacks, stroke or breast and colon cancers. Instead, women with heart disease that switched to low-fat diets experienced a 26 percent increase in heart disease deaths. Research confirms that beneficial fats with fat-soluble nutrients orchestrate virtually every function in the body, from brain chemistry for mood and memory to hormone and immune factor production and mucous membrane and eye health. Naturally fat-rich foods enable us to not just avert disease, but to thrive physically, emotionally and mentally.

Research shows they block inflammation, preventing Alzheimer’s disease and heart attacks, yet most Americans are deficient in omega-3. These fats are needed for a healthy nervous system because they feed the brain—reducing violent tendencies, relieving depression and balancing moods. The brain is 60 percent fat, mostly DHA, an omega-3 fat. We need this essential fat in our diet for cognitive function, memory and balanced mood. Omega-3 fats enable the brain to produce serotonin and thus prevent depression, as well as associated cravings for carbohydrates and sweets. Omega-3 fats also stimulate chemicals that tell us to stop eating when we are physically full. Foods low in fat often leave us unsatisfied, as though something is missing. This leads to snacking, overeating or the regular need for dessert.

Which fats do you recommend eating?

I recommend traditional fats, including grass-fed butter, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, unrefined lard and duck fat. Other foods rich in healing fats include avocados, egg yolks, nuts and seeds. Cod liver oil is one way to increase missing omega-3 fats. Wild-caught fish are rich in omega-3 fats, but farm-raised fish are not. Other food sources of fat that are important include avocados, eggs from pastured hens, fresh nuts and seeds. Ghee (clarified butter) is especially good for those allergic to dairy, while macadamia nut oil and olive oil, although not rich in omega-3 fats themselves, can help us absorb the omega-3 goodness. Sesame oil is high in omega-6 and is good in small amounts as flavoring.

What are the problems associated with commercially available oils? High-quality olive oil is not so easy to find. Those marketed today are often a blend of olive oil and other, cheaper oils, like safflower or corn. If you find a quart of olive oil for under $10, either it is not real olive oil or it has been overprocessed. Once we started to realize that all the vegetable oils like corn, safflower and sunflower were causing more harm 34


than good, scientists started figuring out that they are high in omega-6. So, along came canola oil. The industry looked at rapeseed oil, used for hundreds of years. It had a horrible smell and contained high levels of a fatty acid that can cause damage to heart tissue. Plant breeders went to work and changed the genes using hybridization techniques. They got rid of the smell and lowered the levels of the toxin, but some of it is still in there. There are three problems with canola oil. It is new to the scene, so we don’t know its long-term effects and there are many allergies associated with it; roughly 90 percent of canola is genetically modified; and it requires lots of processing, including high levels of heat and chemicals that oxidize the oil, making it toxic. Consumers should not be coerced into a fear of fat, but instead choose more higher quality traditional fats, while reducing refined vegetable oils. Sylvia Haskvitz, MA, RD, holds a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics and a master’s degree in speech and communication studies, with a focus on interpersonal and intercultural communication. She is a certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication and the author of Eat By Choice, Not By Habit (EatByChoice. net) and contributing author to Healing Our Planet, Healing Ourselves. See ad on page 6.


Overcome Obstacles to Achievement

Jack Canfield Shares Insights on Creating Success by Linda Sechrist


ack Canfield is best known as coauthor of The New York Times number-one bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, which has sold more than 500 million copies in 47 languages. A featured teacher in the films The Secret and Tapping the Source, he also has been interviewed on more than 1,000 radio and TV segments. He currently serves as CEO of The Canfield Training Group and president and founder of the Transformational Leadership Council.

Even with a wealth of webinars, teleclasses, workshops and other tools advising everyone how to live the life of their dreams, why do so many still struggle to feel successful? Just having a map in your hands doesn’t mean that you will get to your destination. Understanding your fears and limiting beliefs does not necessarily give you the ability to overcome them. Humans also have built-in protective mechanisms that often override their efforts to achieve their goals in order to maintain the status quo. While ideas presented in programs and courses to help people achieve success can inspire and motivate positive change, many people get stuck when they have to apply them. In the past, many of the methods used to overcome obstacles to success have been tedious and time consuming, requiring months or years of intense concentration and relentless perseverance.

Why is it so challenging to make the changes necessary to succeed? The mind is divided into two hemispheres. One is responsible for rational, conscious thought and processes ideas sequentially, using language. The other is emotional, and processes ideas simultaneously, using pictures. The emotional, subconscious mind is far more powerful than the rational, conscious mind. It controls about 95 percent of our thoughts and actions and is motivated by the pull of pleasurable rewards and the push of negative emotions. To understand the challenge of change, think of the emotional mind as an elephant and the rational mind as the rider. As long as the elephant doesn’t have a strong desire to move in a particular direction, the rider can control the elephant. However, if the direction that the elephant wants to go in is different than what the rider has in mind, the chance of forcing the elephant radically diminishes. The reason that so many people fail to achieve success is that the elephantine subconscious is innately averse to the new action that needs to be taken. To make tasks much easier, the elephant must be motivated to move in a certain direction or, at the very least, remain neutral and not resist the rider. By applying some newer, cuttingedge tools that support change, such as tapping points along the body’s energy

meridians, the approach used in the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), it is not only possible to get the elephant to cease resisting, but can also shave time off the journey to personal power and accomplishment. Tapping can transform the beliefs and emotions that cause selfdoubt, self-sabotage, procrastination and other roadblocks. It is being used around the world to help people minimize or eliminate issues as varied as fears, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, food cravings and chronic pain.

What do you consider ultimate success? Many people report that after applying my 64 recommended success principles, they have achieved outstanding results in one area of their life, although they didn’t meet their expectations in another. Ultimate success isn’t about having only financial success, yet poor relationships; it’s about having success in all areas of your life. So, as practitioners like my coauthor Pamela Bruner, a business success coach and EFT expert, teach the tapping technique, they verbally introduce a powerful success principle and note the resistance people might encounter when trying to implement that principle. This can be done in person or self-administered, as demonstrated on the DVD included in our book, Tapping Into Ultimate Success.

How can we support our goals in everyday life? I’ve learned that few people actually study the principles of success as they relate to life. In college or business school, students are taught management skills that apply to business, but not the skill sets or mindsets needed for success in their personal lives. Students in educational institutions of any kind never learn that they control their life. We all need to understand that the books we read, the TV shows we watch and the social environment we choose to immerse ourselves in all either undermine our success or support it. For more information, visit Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings magazine. November



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Habitat for Humanity Tucson: Accepting Applications for Homeowners – 5:30-7pm. Attend a free information session to learn more about how to qualify for a Habitat home and a zero-interest mortgage. Habitat for Humanity Tucson, 621 W Lester St. UA Poetry Center Reading – 7pm. Carl Phillips reads from his poetry and prose. Free. UA Poetry Center, 1508 E Helen St. 520-626-3765.


Divine Administration Seminar – Nov 2-4. Ascension Science and the Physics of Rebellion. Could you be a Destiny Reservist? Discounts for early registration. Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage, Tumacácori. 520-603-9932. Sabino Canyon Fall Hike – 8:30am. A difficult hike on Blacketts’ Ridge Trail. Hike is 3-4 hrs over 6.2 miles with a 1700-ft elevation gain. Free. Sabino Canyon Visitors’ Center, 5700 N Sabino Canyon Rd. For reservation/info: 520-429-4492. Holiday Boutique & Craft Sale – Nov 2 & 3. 10am3pm. This is the place for holiday shopping. Sunrise Chapel, 8421 E Wrightstown Rd. 520-298-1245. Brown-Bag Opera – 12pm. The Opera Guild of southern Arizona presents a preview of Arizona Opera’s upcoming production of Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet. Free. Bring a lunch; complimentary refreshments served. Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E Adams St. 520-327-6857.


Tucson Mountain Park Birding Walk – 8-10am. Canyon towhees, rufous-winged sparrows, and other birds of the desert may be found on this guided walk for ages 12 and older. Free. Tucson Mountain Park, 2020 N Kinney Rd. Reservations/info: 520-615-7855. Soul Power Tucson – 9:30-11am. Attendees will receive a free copy of Master Sha’s latest book, Divine Healing Hands. $5 honor fee. Caritas Center for Healing, 330 E 16th St. RSVP: Christie, 520-2033027 or Carmen, 520-870-1132. Habitat for Humanity Tucson: Volunteer Opportunities for Just About Everyone – 10-11am. Join us for our Volunteer Orientation and learn about Habitat for Humanity Tucson’s volunteer opportunities. Habitat for Humanity Tucson, 621 W Lester St. Astrology for Beginners – Saturdays, Nov 3-Dec 1. 10am-12pm. Discover how cosmic influences shape our everyday lives. Learn the terms and concepts necessary to understanding natal astrology. $150 includes 5-class workshop & all materials. Earthworks of Tucson. Will McCastle: 440-341-6155.



Bio-Touch Practitioner Training – Nov 3-4. 10am4pm. Day 1 of 2-day class. Fun and interactive handson training with Certified Practitioners teaches you to help friends and family to relive pain and stress. $48/ both days. Bio-Touch, 5634 E Pima St. 520-751-7751. Southwest Fiber Arts Festival – 10am-4pm. Fiberartists and vendors offer wearable art, hand-dyed fibers, classes and demonstrations. Alpacas, angora goats and rabbits displayed. $5, $2/age 7-13, free/ under 7. Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St. 520-398-2252. The Time Machine(1960) / Science on Screen Jr. – 10am. “This smashing science-fiction adaptation of HG Wells’s famous novel has more creativity in every frame than most latter-day rip-offs have in their entirety.” – TV Guide’s Movie Guide. Free admission. Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd. R’s Raw Kitchen Beginning Series – Nov 3, 10, 17 & Dec 1. 11am-12:30pm. Series of 4 classes teaches you basic raw food skills. Enjoy a hands-on learning experience in the kitchen. Get questions answered; chat with fellow students. Info: 520-318-1478 or A Cook’s Garden – 2-3:30pm. Learn how to plan, plant and use a cook’s garden of fresh herbs and vegetables. Presented by Christina O’Connell. Free. Valencia Branch Library, 202 W Valencia Rd. 520-594-5390. Wisdom Circle – 4-5:30pm. You will never know how what you do or say will help another human being and deepen our life experiences. Free. New Moon Haven. To confirm gathering, Del: 520-298-6542 or SpiritsChild Birthday Celebration – 4-8pm. Come join us for readings and Live entertainment featuring Kate Becker and Stuart Oliver. Enjoy hor’dourves and just kick back in a calm inviting environment. Spirits Child, 3870 W River Rd, Ste 120. 520-744-4402.


R’s Raw Kitchen Grocery Shopping Field Trip – 9:30am-12:30pm. Meet at R’s Raw Kitchen to learn basics. Visit a large store to learn: when organic is important, how to select produce, and more. Visit a small, local market. Info: 520-318-1478 or Bio-Touch Practitioner Training – 10am-4pm. Day 2 of 2-day class. Fun and interactive hands-on training with Certified Practitioners teaches you to help friends and family to relive pain and stress. $48/ both days. Bio-Touch, 5634 E Pima St. 520-751-7751. Center for Spiritual Living Tucson’s Sunday Celebration Services – 10-11:30am. Please join us at the Nickerson Auditorium, 3231 North Craycroft Road, 85712. Meditation at 10 am, Services 10:3011:30. Contact: 520-319-1042, or visit our website:

Practical, Positive Spirituality – 10:30am. Experience a different kind of Sunday morning, live life more fully and effectively. Life lived in alignment with Spirit is better. Unity Spiritual Center of Peace, 1551 S Eastside Loop, Ste 121. 520-546-3696. 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,,


Tucson Audubon Bird Walk – 6:30-8:30am. Easy walking, good birds and pleasant company on a walk through the wetlands and along the river easement. Free. Sweetwater Wetlands, 2667 W Sweetwater Dr. Reservations/info: 520-668-7631.


UA Cancer Center Monthly Educational Support Meeting – 12-1pm. Topic: Fluid Dynamics: Craniosacral Therapy and Essential Healing Rhythms. With Justine Robbins, M.Ed., LMT, Certified Lymphedema Therapist. Free. University of Arizona Cancer Center, Rm 2920, 1515 N Campbell Ave. Kathleen Pickrel: 520-694-4786.


Dr. Faith Shell Lecture – 4-5:30pm. Internationally Acclaimed Master Inspirational Teacher, Dr. Faith Shell, will speak at The Tucson Business Experts Free Motivational Seminar. Windmill Inn Suites, 4850 N Campbell Ave in St Phillips Plaza. RSVP: Clearing and Enhancing Spaces with Local Flower Essences – 6-7pm. Free demonstration and samples of The Desert Heals essences. A method that can be used in anywhere. Desert Rose Homeopathics & Herbals, 3065 N Campbell. 520-918-0100. For more info: 520-881-2534, TIES Guest Speaker: Dr. Pam Kircher – 6:30pm. A family physician and hospice doctor had a near-death experience at age six; author of Love is the Link. $5. Unity Church of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-395-2365. Sierra Club Inner City Outings – 7-8:30pm. Inner City Outings chair Judy Rubin discusses how the outreach program provides outdoor opportunities to those who would not otherwise have them. Free. SEIU Meeting Room, 1600 N Tucson Blvd, Ste 100. 520-884-8100.


Foundations in Myofascial Release I Seminar – Nov 9-11. With Walt Fritz physical therapist; runs Pain Relief Center. Leave this seminar prepared to begin using myofascial release immediately. Approved for CE hrs for physical therapists/PTAs and NCBTMB. Medicine Wheel Wellness. 585-244-6180. BARK: Benefit for Homeless Puppies and Dogs – 6pm. Puppies and dogs for adoption, food, drinks and live music featured at a benefit for the Baby Animal Rescue Coalition. Southwest Furniture Design, 212 S Park Ave. Info: BARKtucson on Facebook. Reiki Circle – 7pm. Join in the healing energy of this ancient, effective practice. Come to give or come to receive. Other modalities welcome also to share in the high energy. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-577-3300.





Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery/Bistro: One Year Anniversary Celebration – Nov 10-11. 7am-3pm. We will be serving complimentary holiday treats and coffee. Regular menu and bakery available. 5845 N Oracle. 520-408-9000. Bio-Touch Certification – Nov 10-11. 9am-4pm. Day 1 of 4-day class, for those that have completed the Practitioner Training. Certified Practitioners have the opportunity to participate in the center programs that serve the community with an effective technique. All 4 days $60. Bio-Touch, 5634 E Pima St. 520-7517751. Health Awareness Fair – 9am-5pm. By The Arizona Health and Wellness Group. Increase awareness of modalities that promote healing of the emotional and physical bodies. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. Info, Deb: 520-449-4892. Lovers of God: Free Class – 10-11am. Explore the mystical writings of Rumi, Hafiz and more. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco, Annex Rm 3. 520603-1558. Reiki Level II – 12-5pm. Increase your capacity and ability to work at a distance, across time/dimensions, as well as target the heart of issues. $100; discount for those retaking. New Moon Haven. Judy Ferrig, Reiki Master: 520-245-4214. Water = Life – 1-5pm. Are you interested in Indigenous knowledge? Environmental climate change? Do you want to help the world? Attend The Great Gathering benefit symposium. $29 predonation. Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W Speedway. 800-405-9791.


Green Tara Healing Meditation – 9-9:45am. A way to open ones heart and mind in compassion with the intent of benefiting all beings. Removes obstacles, creates a positive mind state. Free. Yoga Connection, 3929 E Pima. Pre-registration suggested: 520-3231222. Bio-Touch Certification – 9am-4pm. Day 2 of 4-day class, for those that have completed the Practitioner Training. Certified Practitioners have the opportunity to participate in the center programs that serve the community with an effective technique. All 4 days $60. Bio-Touch, 5634 E Pima St. 520-751-7751. Creating Sacred Space Mediation Sampler – 10am5pm. With Dr. Don Chatfield. 6 CE hours. $132. A Rich Experience, 7435 N Oracle Rd, Ste 101. 520544-8086.

Center for Spiritual Living Tucson’s Sunday Celebration Services – 10-11:30am. Please join us at the Nickerson Auditorium, 3231 North Craycroft Road, 85712. Meditation at 10 am, Services 10:3011:30. Contact: 520-319-1042, Admin@tucsoncsl. org or visit our website: Oneness Awakening Course – 10am-5pm. Be initiated as a Oneness Blessing Giver, shift consciousness and awaken to presence and peace. $125. Zelie Duvauchelle: 520-579-8844, Refining Your Intuition – 1-2pm. Rose Conaty will clear energy blocks on each person to help them take the next step to inner clarity. Included is a guided meditation connecting you with that Higher Wisdom. $10. New Moon Haven. RSVP: 520-825-9044. A Blessing for the Departed – 1-2:30pm. Using mantra, affirmation and centering, we offer our prayers and meditations for the well-being of those who have gone before. Free. Yoga Connection, 3929 E Pima. Preregistration suggested: 520-323-1222. “Caring for ALL Animals, Humans & Our Planet” Celebration Day –1:30-7pm. Free. In Diamond Center at Desert Diamond Casino (I-19 Pima Mine Rd Exit 80). or 520-870-6431. Fall Family Fun Fest – 2-5pm. Families celebrate the harvest season with games, activities, storytime and trying out modern homesteading skills. $13, $4/ age 4-12, free/under 4, $12/student, senior, military. Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Alvernon Way. 520-326-9686 x 10.


Diwali Festival of Lights – 6-9pm. Diwali is celebrated with live music, Indian dancing, fire jugglers, temple ceremonies and kids’ activities. A vegetarian feast served at 9pm. Free. Govinda’s Natural Foods Buffet and Boutique, 711 E Blacklidge Dr. 520-792-0630.


Habitat for Humanity Tucson: Volunteer Opportunities for Just About Everyone – 3-4pm. Join us for our Volunteer Orientation and learn about Habitat for Humanity Tucson’s volunteer opportunities. Habitat for Humanity Tucson, 621 W Lester St. Free Talk: Body Cleanse for Fall – 6pm. By D e b K o r t y n a , H e a l i n g A r t s P r a c t i t i o n e r, USANA Associate. At 2440 N Coyote Dr, Ste 117. Contact Deb to hold seat: 520-360-7469 or


WaterSmart Landscapes for Homeowners – 9-11am, Desert-Wise Landscape: Xeriscape. Free. Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N Campbell Ave. Registration required, SmartScape Program: 520-626-5161,

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ~ Thornton Wilder 38



Monsoon Nectar – Monsoon Nectar is nominated for “Best Make-up” in the RAWards Indie Arts Awards; an extraordinary show where your vote will send Monsoon Nectar to the finalists. Plush 340 E 6th St. More info: 520-798-1298.

UA Poetry Center Reading – 7pm. G.C. Waldrep reads poetry. Free. UA Poetry Center, 1508 E Helen St. 520-626-3765. Natural Ways to Prevent and Reverse Diabetes – 7-8:30pm. Free lecture given by Dr. Michael Uzick . Organic delicious food demo with free samples. At Genesis Natural Medicine Center. Seating limited; call to reserve your seat: 520-495-4400.


Sabino Canyon Fall Hike – 8:45am-2:45pm. A medium-difficulty hike to Hutches Pool, over 8.2 miles with an 800-foot elevation. Free. Sabino Canyon Visitors’ Center, 5700 N Sabino Canyon Rd. For reservation/info: 520-429-4492. SabinoNaturalists. org. The Moses Code (James Twyman/Hay House) – 5:40pm, doors open; 6pm, film. Join us for a free showing. Light refreshments for small charge. Unity Spiritual Center of Peace, 1551 S Eastside Loop, Ste 121. 520-546-3696. Info@UnityChurchOfPeaceAZ. com. Crusade for Health Conference – Nov. 16, 6-9 pm & Nov. 17, 10-1 am & 6-9pm. Are you Health Conscious? Passionate about helping people? Join our Crusade. The Suburban, 1850 E. Wilcox Dr., Sierra Vista. Richard Fields Talk – 7pm. Richard Fields discusses his book A Year of Living Mindfully: 52 Quotes and Weekly Mindfulness Practices. A Q&A and refreshments follow. Free. Antigone Books, 411 N Fourth Ave. 520-792-3715.


WaterSmart Landscapes for Homeowners – 8am-12:30pm, Residential Drip Irrigation; 9-11am, Rainwater Harvesting. Free. Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N Campbell Ave. Registration required, SmartScape Program: 520626-5161, Bio-Touch Certification – Nov 17-18. 9am-4pm. Days 1 and 2 of the 4-day class, for those that have completed the Practitioner Training. Certified Practitioners have the opportunity to participate in the center programs that serve the community with an effective technique. All 4 days $60. Bio-Touch, 5634 E Pima St. 520-751-7751. Soul Power Tucson – 9:30-11am. Attendees will receive a free copy of Master Sha’s latest book, Divine Healing Hands. $5 honor fee. Caritas Center for Healing, 330 E 16th St. RSVP: Christie, 520-2033027 or Carmen, 520-870-1132. E.F.T. (Emotional Freedom Technique or Tapping) – 10am. Learn to use this simple yet powerful technique to rid yourself from phobias, addictions, fears, compulsions, etc. $10. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco, Rm 1. 520-577-3300. Birds, Bats and Butterflies – 10am-3:30pm. Presentations; live animal demonstrations; food; arts and crafts; and guided hikes. Free. Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters, Mile 7.5 on AZ St Rte 286 between Arivaca Rd & Sasabe. 520-823-4251 x 116. Habitat for Humanity Tucson: Accepting Applications for Homeowners – 10:30am-12pm. Attend a free information session to learn more about how to qualify for a Habitat home and a zero-interest mortgage. Joel Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Ave.

Use Sound To Clear and Heal – 1-3pm. Learn ancient and modern uses of sound to clear non-beneficial energies, align chakras, and enhance your well being. Physicians endorse sound healing. With Judy Ferrig. $30/advance, $35/day of. Spirits Child. RSVP: 520245-4214, 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 the Hi church. $20/15-min reading. Church of Mankind, 1231 S Van Buren Ave. 520-4612910, 520-790-7374. Living Beyond Your Wildest Dreams – 3:30-5:30pm. See untapped gifts as well as unhealed places of limitation. Sessions are unique, each receives what they need. Presented by Janice. $25. Spirits Child, 3870 W River Rd, Ste 120. 520-877-5039. Urban Retreat: Meditations for a Kind Heart – Session 1: 2-3pm; Session 2: 3:30-4:30pm; Session 3: 5-6pm. Relax with three guided meditations that help us learn to cherish others. Discover a deep inner contentment. $5/session, $12/day. 520-441-1617.


Local Book Authors – 10am-12pm. Listen to local authors discuss their books. Authors such as Leslee Morrison, Gail Kushner and Ethel Coffey will be present. Book signing to follow talk. Free. Spirits Child, 3870 W River Rd, Ste 120. 520-744-4402. Center for Spiritual Living Tucson’s Sunday Celebration Services – 10-11:30am. Please join us at the Nickerson Auditorium, 3231 North Craycroft Road, 85712. Meditation at 10 am, Services 10:3011:30. Contact: 520-319-1042, or visit our website: Valhalla Natural Spa and Beauty Celebration: Free Open House – 12-3pm. Relax and enjoy a Spa minifacial, Skin peel or Dermabrasion. Snacks, beauty samples and fun. Valhalla, 2660 W Calle Cuero De Vaca. 520-743-1249. Daniel Nahmod in Concert – 1pm. Renowned singer-songwriter returns to Tucson with his powerful and unifying music. People worldwide love Daniel’s message of Oneness. Visit Childcare available. $15; $25/2. 1551 S Eastside Loop, Ste 121. 520-546-3696. Free Talk: Body Cleanse for Fall – 6pm. By Deb Kortyna, Healing Arts Practitioner, USANAAssociate. At 7225 N Paseo Del Norte. Contact Deb to hold seat: 520-360-7469 or


Hope Clinic – 7-8:30pm. Be ready for the very best Thanksgiving and New Year. Place yourself in the energy of Hope. Experience the fulfillment. Hope, the essential ingredient in creation. $15. Cheryl Jeffries: 520-309-8726,

Thursday, November 22,

Gratitude Yoga and Meditation on Thanksgiving Day – 8:30-9:45am. Give thanks for your blessings and donate to those less fortunate. $7 donotion, proceeds going directly to the Food Bank. Yoga Connection, 3929 E Pima. 520-323-1222.


Sabino Canyon Fall Hike – 8:30am. A mediumdifficulty hike to Seven Falls, for 4-5 hrs over 9.5 miles with a 750-foot elevation gain. Free. Sabino Canyon Visitors’ Center, 5700 N Sabino Canyon Rd. For reservation/info: 520-429-4492.



Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair – Nov 24-25. 9am4pm. More than 100 artisans from throughout the Western U.S. display and sell handcrafted items. Free admission. DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, 1100 S Randolph Way. Holiday Art Fiesta – Nov 24-25. 10am-4pm. Twenty Tucson artists present fine art, folk art, masks, jewelry, garden art, pottery, handmade soaps, fiber art and more. Free admission. Painted Gourds and Masks Art Studio, 4802 W Paseo de las Colinas. 520-465-7298. Psychic Fair – 10am-5pm. Readings, Reiki and Aura Photos will be happening. Book now to schedule with your favorites. Call ahead and skip over the long lines. Spirits Child, 3870 W River Rd, Ste 120. 520-744-4402.


Center for Spiritual Living Tucson’s Sunday Celebration Services – 10-11:30am. Please join us at the Nickerson Auditorium, 3231 North Craycroft Road, 85712. Meditation at 10 am, Services 10:3011:30. Contact: 520-319-1042, or visit our website: Barrymore – Nov. 25 at noon, Tues, Nov. 27 at 7pm & Thurs, Nov. 29 at 11am. Don’t miss Academy Award-winner Christopher Plummer (Beginners) in his most astonishing performance ever. This capturedlive stage production of the Tony Award-winning play Barrymore can now be experienced in stunning High Definition! Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd. Free Stress-Free Workshop – 1-2:30pm. 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.


UA Poetry Center Reading – 6pm. Rebecca Seiferle presents “The Poetry of Wislawa Szymborska.” Free. UA Poetry Center, 1508 E Helen St. 520-626-3765.

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Valhalla Natural Spa and Beauty Celebration: Free Open House – 6-9pm. Relax and enjoy a Spa minifacial, Skin peel or Dermabrasion. Snacks, beauty samples and fun. Valhalla, 2660 W Calle Cuero De Vaca. 520-743-1249. Full Moon Labyrinth Walk – 7pm. Moonlight walk of a new 9-circuit octagonal labyrinth. A soup supper and discussion follows; bring mug for soup. Free. St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N Campbell Ave. 520-299-6421.


Full Moon Women’s Circle – 7pm. Sharing, toning, weaving our stories, divination with tarot, Runes and our inner guides. $10. Lucia Maya: 520-579-8844,

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Sabino Canyon Fall Hike – 8:30am. A difficult hike along Esperero Trail to the Ridge, over 4-5 hrs and 7 miles with 1,200 feet elevation gain. Free. Sabino Canyon Visitors’ Center, 5700 N Sabino Canyon Rd. For reservation/info: 520-429-4492.

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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,, “Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the Teachings of Bruno Groening”– 12-5pm. Free documentary film. Presented by the Bruno Groening Circle of Friends. UMC, Rm C, 1501 N Campbell Ave. Evey Weissman:


Melting Muscles 5-Day Workshop – Dec 3-7. With Patrick Moore. 30 CE hours. $660. A Rich Experience, 7435 N Oracle Rd, Ste 101. 520-5448086.


AIWC’s 3rd Annual Holiday Mixer & Raffle – 6-8:30pm. Features Improv Comedy Troupe “Not Burnt Out, Just Unscrewed” plus chances to win wellness products and services donated by AIWC members. Viscount Suites, 4855 E Broadway. More info:


Hawaii Spiritual Retreat/Vacation – Dec 6-11. Hawaiian Immersion, with ritual, sound, meditations. Heal your ancestral relationships. Beautiful oceanfront accommodations, retreat location on Moloka’i. Facilitated by Lucia Maya & Zelie Kuliaikanu’u Duvauchelle: 520-579-8844, or

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, AQUATIC MASSAGE THERAPY offers rich menu of Cranial Sacral Therapy, Jin Shin Jyutsu, and Shiatsu. Dorothy Richmond, LMT 520-6224201. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Organic, vegan, whole food concentrate with over 42 antioxidants. Increase Energy & Health. HYPNOTHERAPY AND BIOSLIFE SLIM, a combination that works together for weight loss success. TREATMENT/SEMINAR SPACE Treatment rooms and large room available in cooperative healing center. Have your healing practice/ workshop here and enjoy both group support and independence. Many rental options available. Karen , 520-940-0486. 40


The Wines Of Pillsbury Wine Co. – 5:30pm, reception; 6:30pm, 4-course dinner. Celebrating the Wines of Southern Arizona. Award-winning winemaker Sam Pillsbury will introduce each wine chosen especially to complement each course. $75/person, plus tax and gratuity. Sunglow Ranch. For reservations: 520-824-3334, IONS Tucson presents “The Sacred Partnership: The Next Phase of Personal & Spiritual Evolution” – 6:30-8pm. With Ellie Drew, MS. Ellie is President/Co-founder of the nonprofit Institute for Conscious Change. $5 suggested. 520-399-8285. Life on Earth: How Does It Feel? – Dec 9-14. Practice peace in paradise for 6 days in Barra d e N a v i d a d , M e x i c o . S e n s o r y Awareness Foundation Retreat by Pat Baxter, LMT. Effortless.18 CEUs for LMTs. $250. 502-622-4201.

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A GIFT OF WELLNESS The Reconnection, Reconnective Healing, Counseling, Ionic Foot Baths, Reflexology. Ask about our specials. 520-548-3820.



classifieds 500 + SQ FT of carpeted beautiful teaching space includes ample parking, chairs and conference tables at WellnessFirst! 3861 N First Ave, $20 per hour, various times and days available. Zach, 520-209-1755.

Habitat for Humanity Tucson: Accepting Applications for Homeowners – 5:30-7pm. Attend a free information session to learn more about how to qualify for a Habitat home and a zero-interest mortgage. Habitat for Humanity Tucson, 621 W Lester St.

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., 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, MEETING ROOM AND PRACTITIONER ROOMS for rent at SpiritsChild Metaphysical Center, Orange Grove and Thornydale. SpiritsChild, 520-744-4402.


TIES Guest Speaker: Jeff Olsen – 6:30pm. In a horrific automobile accident that killed his wife and youngest son. In a near-death experience, he conversed with the spirits of his wife and son. $5. Unity Church of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-395-2365.


Habitat for Humanity Tucson: Volunteer Opportunities for Just About Everyone – 10:30am12pm. Join us for our Volunteer Orientation and learn about Habitat for Humanity Tucson’s volunteer opportunities. Joel Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Ave.


Teachings of the Ascended Masters Conference – Dec 26-30. Sponsored by the Temple of the Presence. Live Releases by the Masters for the benefit of the planet and each one’s personal acceleration on their Path to the Ascension. 520-751-2039 x 100.

NONFORCE NETWORK CHIROPRACTIC and Allergy Elimination techniques. 15 years experience in Tucson. See ad and practitioner listings. 520-296-5899.

Narrative Medicine, Cherokee Bodywork, and Horse-Assisted Yoga and Art – Dec. 27th-Jan. 1st: Special guest Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD, leads a six-day retreat. Civano area. Sliding scale.

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


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.

Ultimate Stress Escape – Jan 12-19. Yoga/lifestyle retreat with private chef, luscious Monsoon Nectar Skin Care, beach yoga, massage. Perfect Christmas gift. $2,500/all-inclusive. Register online, enter promo code “Natural Awakenings” to save $100. Tango Del Mar Beach, Costa Rica.


“Manifest the Real Deal: Have a Best Friend, Best Lover for Life” - January 26-27, 10am4:30pm. Medicine Wheel Wellness Center. For more info or to sign up, contact Lesley Lupo LNP,

ongoingevents sunday Miracle Marketplace: Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market – 8am-12pm. Fresh organic produce, artisans, psychic readings, and more. New vendors always welcome. Ample parking. Monterey Court, 505 W Miracle Mile at 14th Ave. 520-2072429 x 2. Practical Christianity with Applications for Day To Day Living – 9am & 11am. Learn how. Child care both services. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-577-3300. Community 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. 520-323-1222. God Dwells Within – 9-10am: Meditation. 10-11am: Service. Inspirational services harmonize body, mind, and soul with Paramahansa Yogananda’s timeless, scientific methods of yoga meditation. Tucson Meditation Group of Self-Realization Fellowship, 1702 E Prince Rd, Ste 140. 520-792-6544. Tucson Farmers’ Market at St. Philips Plaza – 9am1pm. Organic produce, fresh baked goods, custom blended teas, fresh roasted coffees, range-fed meats, gourmet soups and sauces, tamales and more. Intersection of River & Campbell. 520-882-2157. Mystic Messengers Psychic Fair – 9am-4pm. 1st Sun (2nd Sun if a holiday). Readers, healers, intuitives, vendors. Admission free. Readings and healings: $20 for 15 mins. Windmill Suites, St Philip’s Plaza (Campbell & River). 520-742-9905. Advice for Life and Prayers for World Peace – 10am. With Western Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Lingpur. Concurrent children’s class. Everyone welcome. Free. Kadampa Meditation Center, Arizona, 1701 E Miles St. 520-441-1617. Ai Chi – 10am. With Connie Seddon. Connect to your source with moving meditation in warm saltwater. Let go stress, pain, grief. Remember love, freedom, joy. $15/class. Santa Rita Springs. 520-326-6747. 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,,

Inspirational Services – 10am-2pm. Word of inspiration, healing, meditation, psychic messages. United Fellowship Chapel, 4718 E Hawthorne St. 520-327-0142. 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 Spiritual Center of Peace, 1551 S Eastside Loop, Ste 121. 520-546-3696. Community Interfaith Church – 10:45am, Visioning Meditation; 11am, Sunday Celebration. Teaching New Thought Spirituality for a new way of living. Rev. George Wrigley, Senior Minister. 6265 N La Canada, south of Orange Grove Rd, on west side of road. 520-861-8734. 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@ Yogananda Gathering – 11am. 3rd Sun. Attune to Yogananda’s teachings through chanting, meditation affirmations, readings and the beautiful Festival of Light ceremony.” Snack and fellowship follows. 1002 E Prince Rd. Elizabeth: 520-299-9309. Natural Way Wellness Spa Classes – 1pm. Offering amazing classes including Chakra Yoga, Essential Oils Skin Care, and more. Natural Way Wellness Spa, 329 E 7th St. For dates & class info: 520-882-8828. Meditation for Spiritual Awareness – 1-2:15pm. 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sun. Meditation meetings. Free, no donations. Wellness First, 3861 N 1st Ave. Drop-In Group to Reduce Stress – 1-3pm. Enjoy a guided meditation and visualize your dream life, releasing “yes, but…’s” and breaking through obstacles. $25. Maria Kingsley, Hypnotherapist & EFT/NLP Practitioner. 1636 N Swan, Ste 100. 520-780-0170. 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. Curves Laughter YogHA Club – 5:30pm. Free and open to the public. 2816 N Campbell Ave, Albertson’s Center, northeast corner Glenn & Campbell. Gita: 520-777-7544 or

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. Self-Realization Fellowship – 6-8pm. Tucson Meditation Group. Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. 1702 E Prince Rd, Ste 140. 520-792-6544. Desert Ashram – 7pm. Immerse yourself in a beautiful and peaceful monastic center. Spiritual teachings of Swami Amar Jyoti, chanting, meditation, library, bookshop, walking paths. Free. Personal retreats available. Desert Ashram, 3403 W Sweetwater Dr. 520-743-0384.

monday Morning and Evening Meditation – 7am & 7pm, Daily. Begin and end your day with Sanskrit chanting, worship and meditation. Free. Desert Ashram, 3403 W. Sweetwater Dr, 520-743-0384. Green Valley Farmers’ Market – 9am-1pm. Organic produce, organic meats and eggs, prepared food, baked items, body care products, coffee, teas, jams, jellies, soaps, artisans and live music. La Posada, Continental and S Park Centre Ave. Ed: 520-603-8116. White Eagle World Healing Meditations – 10-11am. 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. Elder Circles – 10:30am. 3rd Mon. The Wisdom Journey, a safe, respectful place for harvesting your life. A project of Center for Community Dialogue. Requires registration at OASIS. Fee. Oasis, 2099 E River Rd. Confirm meeting: 520-298-6542. Aquatic Therapy Rehabilitation – 11:30am. Mon & Wed. With Carolyn Rashti, MS. Slow movements and breathing relieve pain, tension, depression and improve tone, circulation and endurance. 1st class free; $160/8 classes. Santa Rita Springs. 520-7424292. Stillness Meditation Group – 1:30-2:30pm. For patients, families, staff and community. Free. Kiewit Auditorium Room 2951, The University of Arizona Cancer Center University Campus, 1515 N Campbell. Marsha Drozdoff, ACSW: 520-694-4605. Kathleen Pickrel, LMSW: 520-694-4786.


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Yoga Flow – 6pm-7:15pm, Medicine Wheel Wellness Center, 4650 W. Jojoba Drive, 85745. The Art and Science of Raja Yoga – 6-8pm. 2nd & 4th Mon. Study group presents practical tools to solve the many problems of daily life. 1002 E Prince Rd. Elizabeth: 520-299-9309. 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. Ganoderma Coffee – English Conference: Mon, 7pm. Spanish Conference: Tues/Thurs, 7pm. Learn more about Ganoderma. Consultant Luis & Alma Celaya invite you as their guest at Los Portales Restaurant, 2615 S 6th Ave. 520-955-4398.

tuesday Certified Reiki Master/Life Coach – By appt. Promote healing through stress reduction and relaxation. Learn new life skills and explore the possibilities. Practitioner, Sheryl Brown. $30/hr session by appt. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-907-8983. 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. Tea and Empathy – Nov 6, 20 & Dec 11, 18. 8:30am10am. Healthful breakfast and a group empathy bath. Why empathy? Antidote for depression and sadness and increases joy and connection in community. $20-$30 requested tuition. For exact address & dates: Belly Dancing for Fun – 10-11am. Women only. All belly types welcomed. DeeAnn Saber teaches you more ways to have fun with your own body. $5/ seniors, $10/others. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N First Ave. DeeAnn: 520-668-0039. Free Telephone In on Health Questions – 10am12pm. Got a nagging health concern? Energy Field Analysis is used to answer information unique to your health. Sponsored by The Healing Clinic - Where You Heal It. Cheryl Jeffries, Certified Practitioner. Call 520-309-8726. Grief Recovery Outreach Program – 10-11:30am. 9-wk program. For anyone grieving a significant emotional loss. Only the first few meetings open to new participants. Materials fee: $15/book. Country Club of La Cholla on 8700 N La Cholla Blvd. Mary Kay LeFevour: 520-230-4450. Monsoon Nectar – Thru Nov. 1-3pm. Demonstrating organic and natural hair and skin care products. Free samples available. New Frontiers Marketplace, 1420 W Hwy 89A, Sedona. 520-798-1298. 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), 520-7431948. East, 4651 N Tierra Alta Dr (Catalina Hwy/ Houghton). 520-607-7760. 42


Tucson Tuesday Laughter Yoga – 6-7pm. Gently through breathing and yogic exercises, we touch your heart with playful laughter designed to promote peace and healing. Free. St. Francis in the Foothills, River & Swan, Rm 30. Loti: 520-490-5500; Jana: 520-325-9036. 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. 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 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. Alice Bailey Books – 7pm. Reading of books channeled to Alice A. Bailey by Djwhal Khul. Facilitated by Rev. Inger Mason, followed by guided meditation. Start any time. Free. Details: 520-331-5252. Ganoderma Coffee – English Conference: Mon, 7pm. Spanish Conference: Tues/Thurs, 7pm. Learn more about Ganoderma. Consultant Luis & Alma Celaya invite you as their guest at Los Portales Restaurant, 2615 S 6th Ave. 520-955-4398. Joyful Path of Good Fortune – 7pm. Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation with Stephan Hlohowskyj. Drop-in classes. Everyone welcome. Attend first class free with this ad. A Rich Experience Massage Studio & Spa, 7435 N Oracle Rd, Ste 101. 520-441-1617. Oneness Deeksha Circle – 7-9pm. Transformational energy that leads to a permanent awakening: bliss, divine grace, immediate inner peace and more. Donation. Cactus Flower Wellness Center, 5813 N Oracle Rd. Jon Michael, certified trainer: 520-869-4982.

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. Kundalini Yoga meets Joyology – 9:30-10:30am. With Rami Katz. For beginners and seasoned yogis alike, using humor, music and energy medicine. $8/ class. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N 1st Ave. 520-209-1755. Rami: 520-405-4068. 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 Spiritual Center of Peace, 1551 S Eastside Loop, Ste 121. 520-546-3696.

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 – 11:30am. Also Mon. With Carolyn Rashti, MS. Slow movements and breathing relieve pain, tension, depression and improve tone, circulation and endurance. 1st class free; $160/8 classes. Santa Rita Springs. 520-742-4292. Qigong at Arizona Oncology Resource Center – 121pm. Qigong is an ancient Chinese mind-body-spirit 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. Metaphysical Meet-Up – 2-3:30pm. Explore subjects such as synchronicity, energy fields, things can’t explain, spirituality, the inner voice or knowing, alternative modalities, also Don Miguel Ruiz work on the Agreements. Free. The Healing Clinic; Where You Heal It, 11440 W Picture Rocks Rd. Cheryl Jeffries: 520-309-8726, 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. 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. 520-795-8612, Self-Realization Fellowship – 6-8pm. Tucson Meditation Group. Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. Free. 1702 E Prince Rd, Ste 140. 520-792-6544. Oneness Blessing – 6:30pm. Experience divine love, inner peace, quieting of your mind, and grace through Deeksha, transference of intelligent energy. $10 suggested. Central Tucson location. Lucia Maya/Zelie Duvauchelle: 520-579-8844,,

thursday iRest® Meditation – 8-8:45am. Introduction to the basic practice of yoga nidra. Experience profound relaxation, peace and greater sense of harmony in your daily life. Free. Yoga Connection, 3929 E Pima. 520-323-1222. Farmers’ Market Voyager RV Resort – 9am-1pm. 2nd Thurs. Organic produce, organic meats and eggs, prepared food, baked items, body care products, coffee, teas, jams, jellies, soaps, artisans and live music. Voyager RV Resort, Kolb & Interstate 10. Ed: 520-603-8116. St. Philip’s Laughter Yoga Club – 10:30am. Free. St. Philips in the Hills, recital/rehearsal room, 4440 N Campbell Ave at River. Jim Twomey: 520-240-2188 or Angelic Meditation – 10:30-11:30am. Join Aitreyia as she incorporates the angels and takes you through a guided meditation each week. Experience a different endeavor each time. $10. Spirits Child, 3870 W River Rd, Ste 120. 520-744-4402.

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. Non-violent self-defense. Church of Christ, 2848 N Mountain Ave. 520-795-8612. 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. Heal yourself Through Yoga – 4pm. Personalized therapeutic yoga for women in the Viniyoga tradition. $10/drop-in, $42/5-class card, $75/10-class card. Desert Ashram, 3403 W Sweetwater Dr. 520-743-0384. Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market – 4-7pm. Santa Cruz River. Park on the west bank of the River (one block South of Speedway & West of the I-10). Miracle Marketplace – 5-8pm. Fresh organic produce at the Monterey Court Farmers’ Market. New vendors always welcome. Ample parking. 505 W Miracle Mile, one block west of Oracle Rd at 14th Ave. 520207-2429 x 2,, 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. Tucson Village Experience – 6-8pm. 2nd & 4th Thurs. An experiment in consciously connecting, inspiring and supporting personal and group strengths into an active network of sustainable community. Free. 510 N Stone Ave. Yin Yoga – 6-7:15pm Medicine Wheel Wellness Center, 4650 W. Jojoba Drive, 85745. 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). Way of Mastery – 6:30pm. 1st & 3rd Thurs. Channeled material from Jeshua ben Joseph (Jesus) filled with heart strengthening messages to guide your life. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco, Annex Rm 1. For more info: 520-303-6042. TIES (Tucson IANDS Experience Sharing) – 6:30pm. Guest Speaker Series, 2nd Thurs (Oct-May); Small Group Sharing Meetings, 3rd Thurs year round. Share NDE’s and other spiritual transformations. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. Susan or Chuck: 520-395-2365. Desert Ashram – 7pm. Immerse yourself in a beautiful and peaceful monastic center. Spiritual teachings of Swami Amar Jyoti, chanting, meditation, library, bookshop, walking paths. Free. Personal retreats available. Desert Ashram, 3403 W Sweetwater Dr. 520-743-0384. The Bodhisattva Vow – 7pm. Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation with Western Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Lingpur. Drop-in classes. Everyone welcome. First class free with this ad. Kadampa Meditation Center, Arizona, 1701 E Miles St. 520441-1617. Ganoderma Coffee – English Conference: Mon, 7pm. Spanish Conference: Tues/Thurs, 7pm. Learn more about Ganoderma. Consultant Luis & Alma Celaya invite you as their guest at Los Portales Restaurant, 2615 S 6th Ave. 520-955-4398.

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, 520-790-7374.

friday Personal Retreats – Immerse yourself for a weekend or more in the peace and beauty of a monastic center. Spiritual teachings of Swami Amar Jyoti, meditation, chanting, library, walking paths. Desert Ashram, 3403 W Sweetwater Dr. 520-743-0384. Tucson Farmers’ Market East – 9am-1pm. Organic produce, fresh baked goods, custom blended teas, fresh roasted coffees, range-fed meats, gourmet soups and sauces, tamales and more. Jesse Owens Park, south of Broadway on Sarnoff. 520-882-2157. Elder Circles – 10am. 2nd Fri. The Wisdom Journey, a safe, respectful place for harvesting your life. A project of Center for Community Dialogue. St. Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E River at Swan. Confirm meeting: 520-298-6542. Catalina Farmers’ Market – 10am-2pm. Fresh produce, baked goods, salmon, range-fed beef, artisans, unique gifts, food court, more. 77 N Marketplace (Farmer’s), 16733 N Oracle Rd (opposite Eagle Crest entrance), Catalina. 520-825-4427. Friday Farmers’ Market at Broadway Village – 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. 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. IONS Universal Energy Circle – 7pm. 4th Fri. Open to all forms of energy work. Give or receive energy work; participate in a guided meditation. Free, suggested $5. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. or 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. 520-2722819. Self-Realization Fellowship – 7-8:30pm. The teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. Donation. Tucson Meditation Group, 1702 E Prince Rd, Ste 140. 520792-6544.

saturday Miracle Marketplace: Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market – 8am-12pm. Fresh organic produce, artisans, psychic readings, and more. New vendors always welcome. Ample parking. Monterey Court, 505 W Miracle Mile at 14th Ave. 520-2072429 x 2.

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. 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: Tucson Children Need Your Help – 10am-12pm. 2nd Sat. See how can become a foster family. Learn the requirements and process in becoming a foster family. CPES Loving Hearts Foster Care, 2828 N Country Club, Ste 100. 884-7954. Plaza Palomino Saturday Market – 10am-2pm. Fresh produce, breads, coffee, tea, plants, tamales, salsa and emu oil products. Live music. 2970 N Swan Rd. 520-523-1005. R’s Raw Kitchen Beginning Series – Nov 3, 10, 17 & Dec 1. 11am-12:30pm. Series of 4 classes teaches you basic raw food skills. Enjoy a hands-on learning experience in the kitchen. Get questions answered; chat with fellow students. Info: 520-318-1478 or Aqua Yoga – 11:30am-12:45pm. With Norma Itule. Generate flexibility, strength and balance. Calm conscious breathing and enjoy the luxury of being present in this moment. $15/class; $50/month. Santa Rita Springs. 520-977-6847. Spiritual Development for Children – 12-1pm. With Allarah LaVelle (Allarah Shashona). Teach your children how to have a closer connection to God/Spirit/ Creator and their Angels/Guides. $10. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N First Ave. Preregister required: 520-742-6393 or Qigong and Tai Chi Kung – 2-3pm. With Joe Pinella. Harness the power of your mind, spirit and body for personal well-being. Combine breathing techniques, movement and inspirational visualizations. $10/class. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N First Ave. 520-343-3523. Bruno Groening Circle of Friends Community Hours – 3-4:30pm. Introductions by appointment. Free. University of Arizona Medical Center, 1501 N Campbell Ave, Room E, cafeteria. Evey Weissman: 520-904-4801, Toastmasters of Unity – 4:30-5:30pm. Conquer your fear of public speaking with a friendly, supportive group meeting in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Everyone welcome. Risky Business, 6866 E Sunrise Dr. Jeff: 520-861-7039.




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ACUPUNCTURE Marcey Rosin, L.Ac., M.A., NCCAOM.

Acupuncture at El Dorado Health Center 520-904-1460

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.


Randy Usem, LMT Radix Practitioner Campbell & Grant 520-312-9563

Randy has 25 years bodywork experience, providing treatments that are stress busting or for specific issues. Sometimes sessions are energetic and primal, using sound, breath and movement which access deep tension and feelings. Also, Male-Female Team facilitating a uniquely blended, nurturing massage experience. See ad page 30.

BIO-TOUCH CENTER 5634 E Pima St, 85712 520-323-7951

Practicing and teaching Bio-Touch to alleviate pain and stress, and support good health through all stages of life. Personal sessions are shared on a donation basis. See ad on page 13.





Experience the healing and intuitive touch of an accomplished professional massage therapist who for the past 27 years has used a wide variety of modalities on a diverse clientele. Massage promotes health and fosters a deep sense of physical and mental peace.


Mary D Nelson, LMT 6761 N Harran Dr., 85704 520-400-9364

LaStone® alternates the temperatures of the stones resulting in a chemical response. This “vascular gymnastics” assists in self-healing, reduced inflammation and congestion of body fluids. A Session with Mary is like taking a week’s vacation in three hours. See ad on page 30.

LOTUS MASSAGE & WELLNESS CENTER 2850 E. Grant Rd. 520-326-7700

For massage that relieves long-held tension, alleviates pain, and brings lasting therapeutic benefits – while feeling great to receive – call Lotus Center. Enjoy deep tissue massage, specialty techniques, or combination treatments at no extra cost. You’ll appreciate our soothing setting and exceptional therapists. See ad page 30.


Lucia Maya 520-579-8844

Reiki - Craniosacral - Raindrop Technique. Lucia offers a unique blend of energy work and aromatherapy which brings you to a state of profound and deep relaxation.  From this place of stillness, your body can heal, coming into balance and resolving physical and emotional pain. See ad page 30.

MEDICINE WHEEL DENTAL & WELLNESS CENTER Mercedez Lucke CranioSacral, Myo Fascia, Energetic Release 4650 W. Jojoba, 85745 520-743-7101

Come and experience a unique bodywork session by Mercedez Lucke. She utilizes Dr. Swidler’s Percussion Table in combination with CranioSacral Therapy, Myo Fascia/energetic release and combinations of massage and intuitive body work. Evening/wkend by appt. See ad on page 9.


Gary Olsen Massage Teacher 520-449-2128

Specializes in injury recovery after car accidents and helping people perform in work and sports without pain. Also offering Ethics and technique CEU Massage Workshops to fit your schedule. See ad page 30.


Dorothy Richmond, LMT Aquatic Massage, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Cranial Sacral, Watsu 520-622-4201 • 520-990-1857

Aquatic Massage, or Watsu®, immerses the body in 96 degree warm water, using flowing wavelike movement and the water’s resistance to stretch and free joints, muscles, connective tissue, and nerves while your therapist keeps your nose above water. Wave patterns of energy release tension into the flow and regenerate tissue. Deep relaxation frees the mind. See ad page 30.


Marie Miyashiro, APR Author, Speaker, Business Consultant 520-777-7271 P.O. Box 64338 Tucson, 85728

For business owners and team leaders who want to increase productivity and profits, this book offers both real-world insights and practical tools for winning workplace collaborations. See ad on page 11.

EAT BY CHOICE, NOT BY HABIT Sylvia Haskvitz 520-572-9295

Using the Nonviolent Communication process, explore your inner critic’s messages that underlie your eating patterns and translate your judgments into compassion to connect with your underlying needs. Create the quality of relationship with food that you would like. Eat by Choice Adult and youth e-guidebooks available at See ad on page 6.

business services MARIE MIYASHIRO, APR

Elucity Network, Inc. Business Consultant, Author, Speaker 520-777-7271 P.O. Box 64338 Tucson, 85728

For business owners and team leaders who want to increase productivity and profits, Marie consults, writes, and speaks on the topic of winning workplace collaborations. See ad on page 11.

chiropractic GENESIS NATURAL MEDICINE CENTER Fred Weiner, DC 520-495-4400

Dr Weiner provides comprehensive chiropractic care utilizing muscle testing, structural adjustment, nutrition, meridian therapies, organ system targeted reflexology, and related techniques and therapies based on individual needs. See ad on pages 7 and 26.

MARTHA BERGNER, M.S., D.C. 5929 East Pima St., 85712 520-296-5899

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 5.

WINTERHAVEN HEALTH CENTER Dr Nathan Conlee 3020 North Country Club Rd., 87516 520-322-6161

Dr. Conlee, Chiropractor Neurologist, diagnoses and treats such conditions as Dystonia, ADHD, Peripheral Neuropathy, vertigo, migraine headaches, balance disorders, numbness, tingling, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other conditions related to neurologic function. Also available: acupuncture, physiotherapy, kinesiotape, nutrition and allergy testing. See ad on page 12.

coaching counseling & guidance ARMORLESS BODY THERAPIES

Randy Usem, LMT, Radix Practitioner Campbell & Grant 520-312-9563

Affordable alternative or addition to traditional therapy. Radix is a NeoReichian, Deep Feeling, Regressive Process similar to Bio-energetics and Primal Therapy. Exploring with breath, body awareness, centering and grounding to access anger, fear, grief, longing and restore love, trust, pleasure, fulfillment and aliveness. See ad page 30.


Gail Benton , Owner Tucson, Az. T: 520-296-5695 C: 520-404-4819

Business coaching for entrepreneurs, couples, family businesses. Align your Money Mindset, Business Systems, Life Purpose and Passion. Call for a complimentary Strategy Session. See ad on page 6.


Bill White, M.A., Love Coach 520-319-9132

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.


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.


Get clear about what you want and how to achieve it, with support and guidance on your journey. Through deep listening, powerful questions, and my practical and spiritual approach you will unveil your heart’s desire and live your dreams. See ad page 30.

colon hydrotherapy GENESIS NATURAL MEDICINE CENTER Dr. Nancy Aton Family Practice 520-495-4400

Dr Aton emphasizes the importance of healthy diet, is committed to helping patients achieve optimal health using natural methods and has been offering colon hydroptherapy to patients for six years. See ad on pages 7 and 26.

INTESTINAL HEALTH INSTITUTE Sheila Shea, Director 4427 E. 5th St., 85711 520-325-9686

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.

VERY SPECIAL ALTERNATIVES Vonnie Schultz Albrecht, RN Central Tucson location 520-403-1686

Confidentiality, privacy, and respect for your individual needs. Closed gravity system with dual-filtered, UV-purified water and disposable speculums. Probiotic reflorastation. Also offering consultation, referral services, ear coning, phlebotomy skills, The One Command. Affordable rates & packages. By appointment including weekends.





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Dr. Steven A. Swidler DDS & Dr. Kenneth C. Glass DDs 4650 W. Jojoba Dr., 85745 520-743-7101

Clarice Naugle Will McCastle 440-341-6155

Medicine Wheel Dental is Tucson’s Premier holistic integrative dental practice. Utilizing a balanced mix of traditional dentistry with exclusive naturopathic, holistic and alternative modalities, Medicine Wheel Dental provides the highest level of personalized dental care. “With awareness we can make a choice.” See ad on page 9.

Dr. Mickel Malek, DDS 2498 E. River Rd. Tucson, 85710 520-529-8000

Dr. Mickel Malek’s practice is mercury-free and based on holistic and health-based dentistry. The on-site sister Spa provides full-service stress-reducing treatments. Staff share options and insight, allowing for educated decisions in holistic, cosmetic and conventional dentistry. See ad on back cover.



Hawaiian Energy Medicine Ho’oponopono, to set right, a Hawaiian process for cleansing old memories and entanglements from the past. Combined with Biodynamic CranioSacral makes for a powerful combination. Open to the suchness, live an authentic life.


Jodi Encinas 520-275-1861

Awaken to your highest potential. Energy healing helps you to move beyond any issue of the mind, body and spirit. For the individual, group or business owner who is ready for life to flow. 1/2 off your first session.


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Keep Your Energy System Flowing Candace Studebaker 520-818-3848

Testing and treating all 9 dynamic parts of the body’s energy system to rebalance for health. Bars-Access Consciousness, Reiki, Healing Touch, Therapeutic Touch and emotional and spiritual issues addressed. Individual instruction to maintain balance in the energy system.



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SOUTHERN ARIZONA GREEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Rick Small, President 2840 N. Country Club Rd., Ste. 101 Tucson 520-834-7362

SAGCC was formed to foster the success of green business and enterprise in Southern Arizona by uniting our members under the premise of sustainable business. We envision Southern Arizona as a leader in sustainable enterprise with a vibrant green economy committed to environmental and social responsibility.

healthcare A NEW CREATION WOMEN’S CLINIC 3055 W. Ina Rd., Ste. 195 520-293-1117

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 28.

healthfood stores NEW LIFE HEALTH CENTERS


Delivering smart energy solutions for your home or business. Take advantage of our programs and incentives on residential and commercial high-efficiency equipment and learn a Smarter Greener Better® way to save money and the environment. L I V I N G

HAWAIIAN ENERGY MEDICINE Zelie Duvauchelle 520-237-7533



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 6.

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Energetic healing for people and animals is key to wellbeing and health. I use a variety of modalities such as Reiki, chakra and aura clearing, visualization, and balancing with stones, crystals, sound, color, and essences to work on the most effective vibrational level. Medical studies support the work I do as instrumental in healing.CE’s available for all Reiki levels.

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.


Lynda Witt ACCT Certified Thermographer 520-235-7036

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 16.

healthy eating EAT BY CHOICE, NOT BY HABIT Sylvia Haskvitz 520-572-9295

Using the Nonviolent Communication process, explore your inner critic’s messages that underlie your eating patterns and translate your judgments into compassion to connect with your underlying needs. Create the quality of relationship with food that you would like. See ad on page 6.

holistic healing CARITAS CENTER FOR HEALING 330 E. 16th St. 520-624-2743

For a full-service wellness experience, come to Caritas, where you can receive Imago relationship counseling, acupuncture, massage therapy, Craniosacral therapy, and wellness classes. Select from our panel of experienced practitioners. Rental space for classes/ workshops is also available in this beautiful center located in a calm, historic neighborhood.

MARY BETH ACKERLEY MD, MD(H) Board Certified Psychiatrist Homeopathic Physician 520-299-5694

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 13.


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 18.


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.

Phyllis Winslow LMT, EFT Practitioner, PSYCH-K Graduate: Barbara Brennan School of Healing 520-909-3455

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.


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.

JOURNEY TO WELLNESS Organo Gold Consultant Luis & Alma Celaya 520-955-4398

Having heartburn after drinking coffee? Ganoderma coffee is your solution. Enjoy a cup of coffee that provides great flavor and amazing benefits to your health by supporting the Immune system, Lowering cholesterol, providing energy, supporting circulation, Liver protection and antioxidante. See ad on page 10.

Pam McMahon, Ph.D., CHt, NCC 520-730-0236

Devoted to optimally enhancing and improving your overall natural state of being and daily life. Ear Candling, Ionic Detox Foot Baths, Hypnotherapy, Reflexology, Herbal and Nutritional Counseling, Wellness Planning and Guidance. Beautiful and serene practice space, open 7-days/week. Experience vibrant health today. See ad pages 13 and 21.


Cheryl Jeffries, CCHT, CSD, Practitioner 520-309-8726

Whether the issue is physical, emotional or spiritual, there is a healing path for you at the clinic. The environment is one of support and mentoring in combination with results- oriented advanced healing practices. What if? FREE consultation. See ad on page 5.

HOMEopathy DESERT ROSE HOMEOPATHICS & HERBALS 3065 N. Campbell Ave. SW Corner of Hedrick & Campbell 520-918-0100 M-F 10-6, Sat. 9-1.

A specialty shop offering homeopathics, flower essences, vitamins, herbal tinctures, supplements, LifeWave patches and locally crafted blends. Personalized consultations. Hard-tofind remedies. Well-known brands. Safe, balanced, natural alternatives for adults, children and pets. Come by and enter our monthly drawing to win free products.

HOME loans KAREN M FISHER, NMLS # 180167 Nova Home Loans 6245 E. Broadway Blvd., Ste. 400 Tucson, 85711 520-202-4108 520-977-0214

Karen Fisher is a mortgage originator for Nova Home Loans. She specializes in purchase and refinance transactions with conventional, FHA, and VA financing. See ad on page 15.




HOME SERVICES Mary’s House Cleaning Service

8808 East Dexter Dr., 85715 520-360-0688

Providing chemical-free house cleaning and window washing services throughout the Metro Tucson, Vail, Rita Ranch, Marana since 1993. Weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and move out/in services. Licensed, insured, pet-friendly, reasonal rates, all natural cleaning products. Free consultation.

PLANET HUGGER 877-624-3326

An eco-friendly home and office cleaning company & offers natural cleaning products. 877-624-3 3 2 6 . S e e a d o n page 10.

hypnotherapy FOCUSED WELLNESS SOLUTIONS Rosemary R. King APRN, HN, CHt. 520-400-3456

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.

INTUITIVE GUIDANCE Rev. Maria Kingsley Hypnotherapist & EFT/NLP Practitioner 1636 N. Swan, Ste. 100 520-780-0170

Change what is stopping you from living the happy, free life you have wanted all along. Intuitive Wisdom is available for you. We can access this together through hypnotherapy, remove obstacles with EFT and anchor new thoughts and behaviors with Neuro-Linguisitc Programming. It’s fun and effective. Free initial interview. See ad on page 27.




Pam McMahon, Ph.D., CHt, NCC Board Certified Hypnotherapist 520-730-0236

One-on-one hypnotherapy treatments in weight loss, smoking cessation, insomnia, anxiety, and past life regression therapy. Pam’s unrelenting mission is to help others let go of limiting behaviors and beliefs, discover their power and live up to their highest potential. See ad pages 13 and 21.

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naturopathic medicine GENESIS NATURAL MEDICINE CENTER Dr. Micheal Uzick Dr. Nancy Aton 3920 N. Campbell Ave. 520-495-4400

Genesis offers superior care in: Naturopathic Oncology, Gynecology, Pediatrics, Family Practice, Primary Care, Chiropractic, Nutritional Counseling, Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Colon Hydrotherapy, Intravenous nutrient therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Massage, Far Infrared Sauna. See ad on pages 7 and 26.

New Moon Haven

16256 N. Oracle Rd., Ste. 100 Catalina, 85739 520-825-9044

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.

Dr. DeeAnn Saber, NMD WellnessFIRST! 3861 N. First Ave., 85729 520-209-1755

Dr. Saber is a Primary Care Naturopathic Physician who specializes in Endocrinology and Functional Medicine. Using science-based information as well as your personal symptoms we will together find the best way to your optimal health. See ad page 20.


A Unique Gift Shop Marana Market Pl., Ste. 120 S.E. Corner Thornydale & Orange Grove 520-744-4402

Your  resource for one-of-akind gifts including crystals, jewelry, candles, music, books and spiritual tools for practitioners and students alike. See the calendar section for personal and spiritual development classes, workshops and book signings. Truly a spiritual oasis awaiting your exploration. New location. See ad on page 18.

personal growth and development TAO TIME

Dale Bruder 1505 N Alamo Pl., 85712 520-331-1956

New moon seminars engaging spiritual alchemy in a Zen Taoist way. Shojo 72 days over 2 ½ lunar cycles in an I Ching mandala of 12 hexagrams. Be in a time of blossoming, realize something and manifest it. Register at


Love nature? Get creative with free stock photos/videos for design, web or print use. Find fun, informative and inspiring nature DVDs and photography gifts. All available online at See ad on page 31.


Saturdays 4:30-5:30 pm. Learn how to speak in public with a friendly, supportive group in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Check website for location. Come see what Toastmasters is all about. Everyone welcome!

YOU CAN SPEAK IN PUBLIC WITH CONFIDENCE Rose M. Mayer EFT Practitioner 520-400-0758

Petrified of speaking in public? Tired of being passed over for promotions due to fear of public speaking? Want to feel more confident? Easily and quickly overcome your nervousness and fear of speaking in public in any situation. Free consultation! See ad on page 8.

physical therapy PEDERSEN PHYSICAL THERAPY Michelle Pedersen, PT WellnessFIRST! 3861 N. First Ave., 85729 520-603-8640

Michelle integrates traditional physical therapy and structural bodywork to treat your whole body. She helps to establish new movement patterns that promote flexibility, coordination, balance and stamina and accelerate your pain-free recovery. Michelle holds certifications in lymphedema and kinesio taping. See ad on page 14.


Brooks Bradbury, General Manager 14066 S. Sunglow Ranch Pearce, 85625 520-824-3334

Sunglow is a hideaway guest ranch in the Chiricahua Mountains of southeast Arizona offering guests comfortable lodging, inspired dining and a breadth of activities. See ad on pages 24 and 29.

retreats/workshops JOURNEYS IN CONSCIOUSNESS Tina Suaso, PhD 520-405-0963

Journeys in Consciousness workshops are for those beginning a more conscious journey or for those wishing to deepen their connection to self and the divine through nature and spiritual practice.


Brooks Bradbury, General Manager 14066 S. Sunglow Ranch Pearce, 85625 520-824-3334

Sunglow is a hideaway guest ranch in the Chiricahua Mountains of southeast Arizona offering guests comfortable lodging, inspired dining and a breadth of activities. See ad on pages 24 and 29.

schools CORTIVA INSTITUTE – TUCSON 6390 E. Broadway Blvd., 85710 520-407-5145

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 for information on massage therapy treatments and careers. See ad on page 22.

salon/spa services I-KO-I SALON AND SPA

3161 N. Country Club Rd., Ste. 101 520-881-6096.

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

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 See ad on page 8.


5110 E. 5th St., 85711 520-514-PURE(7873)

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.


Trudy Erickson 520-743-1249

Enjoy spa treatments and have beautiful skin with natural safe cosmeceuticals. No harmful preservatives, sulfates, parabens or gluten. No artificial dyes. fragrances. Cruelty free, made in America. Call for custom facial or shop online at your leisure. Beautiful healthy gift collections!


Dr Shari Popen, Director 3101 N. Sabino Canyon Rd., 85715 520-382-9210

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 33.


520-366-1641 FB: Monsoon Nectar

100% pure essential oils and botanical skin care promises vibrant skin. Bioconscious, intricate formulas target anti-aging with immune boosting properties and moisturizers for improved well-being. Order or find retail locations on website. See ad on page 17.

spiritual teachings CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING - TUCSON Rev. Donald Graves Sunday Service: 3231 N. Craycroft Rd., 85712 520-319-1042

Through partnering with possibility, expanding in consciousness, compassion and connection, and by offering spiritual tools that change lives, the Center for Spiritual Living Tucson provides an environment for spiritual deepening through classes in spiritual practice, community building activities, and meaningful sharing. “It’s like coming home, in a good way.” Sunday Celebration Service 10:30am, 10am Meditation. See ad on page 21. November




3403 W. Sweetwater Dr., 85745 520-743-0384

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.

THE TEMPLE OF THE PRESENCE 11902 East Irvington Rd. (SW corner of Old Spanish Trail) 520-751-2039, ext. 100

Saint Germain and the Ascended Masters stand ready to assist you. In their Radiance, you will learn how to release the Light from your Individualized I AM Presence. Find Divine solutions to every challenge. Spiral upward to your Ascension. Thursday classes, 7pm.

The Temple of Universality Tools For Spiritual Growth Susan Thompson 3617 N. Camino Blanco Annex Room 3 520-603-1558

”Lovers of God” is a free 1 hour class on mystical quotations and how they relate to our modern life. Featuring Rumi, Hafiz and others. Based on the principles of Sant Mat-View of the Saints. Saturday, Nov 10, from 1011am. See ad on page 5.


Tucson Meditation Group 1702 E. Prince, Ste. 140 520-792-6544

Devotional Services: Sundays 10am-11am.Meditation Services: Sunday 9am-10am & 6pm-8pm, Wednesday 6pm-8pm, Friday 7pm8:30pm.

Founder: Rev. Betty Tatalajski NEW Masonic Temple, 3590 N. Country Club Rd. 520-884-5340

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.


1551 S. Eastside Loop, Ste. 121, 85710 520-546-3696

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 20.

UNITY CHURCH OF TUCSON Rev. Larry and Mary Ellen Swarz 3617 N. Camino Blanco, 85718 520-577-3300

Ministry of love, inspiration, learning, wholeness and joy empowering all people to embrace their Divine Nature. Daycare: ages 1-5. Family health clinic: free, donation or Medicare. Beautiful, low-cost weddings. Bookstore for spiritual thinkers. Sunday services 9am and 11am. Home to “The Daily Word.”

weight loss Tucson IANDS Experience Sharing (TIES) Facilitators: Chuck & Susan 520-395-2365

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. See ad on inside front cover

EAT BY CHOICE, NOT BY HABIT Sylvia Haskvitz 520-572-9295

Using the Nonviolent Communication process, explore your inner critic’s messages that underlie your eating patterns and translate your judgments into compassion to connect with your underlying needs. Create the quality of relationship with food that you would like. See ad on page 6.


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.



CHAPEL, INC David Miller 4718 E. Hawthorne St., 85711 520-327-0142

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 32.

yoga Self Centered Yoga & Fitness 4425 N. Campbell Ave. 520-299-0331

The studio offers all styles of yoga for any level with awesome instructors, location, events for health & wellness, a boutique featuring Monsoon Nectar Organic Skin Care and the Ultimate Stress Escape Yoga & Lifestyle Retreat in Costa Rica, See ad on page 17.

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