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7 actionalert 10 eventspotlights

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Eco-Friendly Bottom Line

by Derek Markham



Water Myths and Truths by Catherine Guthrie


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33 calendarofevents 37 ongoingevents


A Journey of Hope and Beauty by Katherine Connelly Nelson

40 classifieds 41 community 20 WATER, WATER resourceguide EVERYWHERE‌ But Will There Be Enough? by Sandra Postel

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Heartfelt Perspective

from Actress and Activist Daryl Hannah by S. Alison Chabonais




Embracing the Moral

Imperative to Protect Earth by Kathleen Dean Moore


Daring to Tell the Truth by Frances Lefkowitz

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letterfrompublisher Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it. ~ Lao Tzu


or this month’s theme, Green Living on a Blue Planet, we focus on one of the most basic and important things in life—water. As the world’s population grows and pressure increases on our natural resources, reliable sources of fresh water become an ever more precious resource. Many environmentalists and economists predict future wars will be fought not over oil, but over water rights and holdings. In our feature article, “Water Water Everywhere… But Will There Be Enough?” Sandra Postel suggests some proven community solutions to this crisis. It’s clear that cities, towns and rural areas everywhere must move now to manage water supplies if we are to have enough water for present and future needs. But wow, it’s eye-opening to learn of the volume of water used to produce our food and common household items. Have you ever considered the tonnage of water used to manufacture a computer, television or car that we replace every few years? A new pair of jeans costs 2,800 gallons of fresh water to produce. What about golf courses? They collectively cost U.S. citizens 3.1 billion gallons of water a day, and only a small percentage of it recycled wastewater. Reading the list on page 22 reminded me how easy it is for us to take water for granted. We do not have to completely live “off the grid,” as Daryl Hannah does at home in “Loving a Sustainable Life.” But there are many things we can do right where we are. The more we are aware of the impacts our daily practices have on the environment, the better we are able to contribute to the conservation of our precious God-given resources, including energy and water. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of our 2011-2012 Conscious Living Resource Directory Directory, available free all over Tucson. It contains a comprehensive listing of holistic and alternative healthcare providers , products and spiritual options for you to explore. When oxygen and hydrogen find one another, their joining produces fiery passion. Out of this fire, water is born. Quaint Victorian chemistry gives us an image of one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms in a fixed molecule that bounces around from place to place. The reality of water is not so orderly. The hydrogen atoms are not owned by any particular oxygen atom. Water is a substance very much in love with itself, and the atoms connect in webs and clusters where oxygen shares around the hydrogen atoms freely, a fluid situation indeed. ~ Ian D. Anderson, Ian Lurking Bear

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newsbriefs Tucson Pharmacist

Offers Personalized Service


ristina Manos, a licensed pharmacist, is offering a new approach she calls Medication Review to an old service. In the present era of healthcare, where people are educating themselves and making their own decisions, making decisions about pharmaceutical, prescription and over-the-counter drugs, can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, this is also an era of overprescribing, which often means that pharmacists in a retail setting are too busy to sit down with each person for a comprehensive review of their medication profile. People are looking for honest answers about which medications are actually necessary for them, which medications may have less expensive alternatives and which medications may be causing exhaustion or other unwanted side effects. Medication Review is a preventative measure and can be looked at like yearly maintenance on your treatment plan. Manos will do a comprehensive review of an individual’s medications and supplements and work with willing physicians or other healthcare providers to make alternate suggestions in case medications are causing a health or budget issue. Manos wants to help guide people toward achieving their ideal level of health and wellness. Contact Cristina Manos RPh, CRMT, at 520-668-3079, or visit

National Feral Cat Day is October 16


he Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) estimates that there are 50 million stray and feral cats, also known as community cats, in this country. Strays are former pets that escaped their home or were left behind by people. Feral cats—the offspring of strays or other feral cats—are typically afraid of people. They may roam alone or live in groups populated in large part by related females. “Feral kittens that are younger than eight weeks have a good chance of being tamed and adopted,” advises Nancy Peterson, cat programs manager for the HSUS. “People can help stray and feral cats using a strategy known as Trap-Neuter-Return. TNR involves catching the cats in special no-harm traps, and then having a veterinarian vaccinate them against diseases and spay or neuter them, which keeps them from having more kittens,” says Peterson. She notes that the veterinarian also clips the tip of one ear to indicate that the cat has already been spayed or neutered. For helpful information and community events, visit and Source: Cat and Crow – an Amazing Friendship, by Lisa Fleming




greenbriefs Hidden Benefits of a Green Home


hen people describe what a green home is, they usually talk about solar panels and compact fluorescent light bulbs. These two items are part of making a home energy efficient and a major component of green homes, but there’s much more to energy efficiency, including high-quality windows, insulation and sealing, and an efficient air conditioner. Homes built to Energy Star requirements are at least 15 percent more efficient than a home built to current code. There are even building standards being developed for net-zero energy homes that produce as much energy as they take off the electrical grid. Some benefits of energy efficiency are obvious, such as saving money on your monthly utilities. One that’s not at all obvious is that energy efficiency saves water. According to Pima Jan Anderson County’s Green Building Evaluation, it takes 0.75 gallons of water to produce 1kWh of electricity. If you use 1,200 kWh a month, that’s equivalent to 900 gallons of water monthly, or 10,800 gallons per year. Energy-efficient homes have a huge potential to conserve water, so by conserving energy we benefit ourselves financially and help our community, as well. For more information contact Jan Anderson, a Realtor® GREEN, EcoBroker® with Long Realty Company, at 520-404-1501.

Tucson Solar Installations at All-time High

An afternoon with

John Robbins Sunday, October 30, 2-4 p.m. 44 South Alvernon Way at the Double Tree Cost: $25 Call 275-7999 to Register Presented by Healthy You Network


Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award WINNER

Rachel Carson Award WINNER

Green America Lifetime Achievement Award

“We can face the disease and pain of our times, and respond with vitality, compassion, and wisdom.” -John Robbins 6


n 2010, Tucson more than doubled the number of annual solar installations and 2011 is on track to continue this trend. The cost of solar panels has dropped significantly; utility rebates, combined with state and federal tax credits now make the cost affordable for most homeowners and businesses, with a rate of return that is better than a savings account. Melissa Black, mechanical engineer and president of Solar Gain, Inc., says, “It has never been a better time to install solar energy, saving money and being good stewards of our environment.” As part of the energy solution, reducing our use of fossil fuels to make electricity and utilizing Tucson’s abundant natural resource, the sun for a wealthy economy, Solar Gain recently installed a 13.8 kW solar photovoltaic system that yielded the residents a utility bill of $7.54. Solar Gain is affiliated with the Southern Arizona Regional Solar Partnership and the Arizona Solar Energy Association.

Location: 7332 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson 85710 Contact: 520-256-0306,,

actionalert First-Ever Eat GMO-Free Challenge


on-GMO activism is heating up in Tucson! As part of a nationwide effort by activists to educate people about genetically modified organisms (GMO) in our food supply, the GMO Free Project of Tucson (GFPT) is sponsoring an Eat GMO-Free Challenge. GFPT director of education Melissa Diane Smith will teach a class, Do You Know What’s Hidden in Your Food? A Primer on GMOs, at 6:30 p.m., October 20, at Catalina Foothills High School. GFPT Executive Director Mascha Miedaner will participate in the historic Right2Know March from New York City to the White House, in Washington, D.C., from October 1 to 16, to demand labeling of GMOs in foods. Read her updates from the event on GFPT’s website and Facebook page, both of which will feature a tip each day in October. In August, GFPT and the GMO Tipping Point Network of Tucson joined forces to more efficiently lead the non-GMO movement in Tucson. GMOs are genetically modified organisms, organisms that would never occur in nature but instead were created in a lab by large agrichemical corporations. Most people are not aware that GMOs are in many foods that they eat on a regular basis. To get involved or learn more info about events, call 520-481-1128 or visit

All is connected... no one thing can change by itself. ~Paul Hawken




Saguaro Acupuncture Expands Services

Oriental Medicine in Tucson


atherine Thompson, L. Ac., has joined the practice of the Saguaro Acupuncture Clinic, owned by Helene Sorkin, L. Ac. Thompson brings several delightful additions to her regular Helene Sorkin, L.Ac. acupuncture practice to support clients’ well-being. Acu-gems Facial Rejuve™, boosts collagen and provides lifting and rejuvenation to the face with no downtime; Microlight Therapy utilizes microcurrent and colored light/cutting edge/painless therapy Katherine Thompson, L.Ac. for facial rejuvenation, treatment of ® pain and other conditions; and Psych-K helps clients resolve unconscious belief systems that may block or limit healing. Location: 1702 East Prince Rd., Ste. 130, (at Campbell) Tucson. To schedule an appointment with Thompson, call 520-319-9711.


eremy R. Werner, L.Ac., CST, offers Earth Spirit Medicine & Acupuncture and is a practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese medicine with more than eight years’ experience. His practice focuses on the healing process, helping individuals to become more self-aware and personally responsible for their health and well-being. Through traditional Chinese acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy, facial rejuvenation acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, energy healing, Inner Child work and more, Werner offers a safe, professional setting for profound healing and transformation. Located at A Transformative Touch, 1820 E. River Rd., Ste. 106, Tucson. For more information call 520-971-8200, visit and

What is Constantly Attended Acupuncture?


ractices in acupuncture can vary in technique, and one variation is constantly attended acupuncture, as practiced by Nancy Gilliam, in Tucson. She says, “I chose this style for my patients’ safety and comfort. My patients know that they will not be left lying on a table alone in a treatment room for 20 minutes and that they will have my undivided attention during their treatment.” During an acupuncture treatment, the patient may experience many different sensations, especially as the chi arrives. If the patient isn’t aware, and many aren’t, that there is a needle inserted in a point that is causing the sensation, they may reach to rub or scratch the area. If the practitioner is not present in the room, this may result in the needle breaking or becoming Nancy Gilliam, L.Ac. bent. When the practitioner is constantly attending the patient, he or she can gently remind the patient that the sensation is from the chi and that there is a needle present at the site. If the sensation becomes uncomfortable, then the practitioner is available to safely remove it. Contact: Nancy Gilliam, licensed acupuncturist, at 520-886-5122 or



Traditional Chinese Medicine

Experience It To Believe It


u a n a n d S h e r r y Te j a d a , o f American Health Acupuncture, have dedicated their lives to the principle of feeling your very best and enjoying life to the fullest through the healing energy of acupuncture that empowers inner restorative healing power. They use this natural healing to treat many conditions, from fibromyalgia and arthritis to colds and flu, migraines, back and neck pain, digestive problems and more. Hypnotherapy and HypnoPuncture are used for conditions such as quitting smoking, weight control, pain management, sleep disorders and more. After receiving treatments, patients say their “AHA” experience changed their lives—like feeling relaxed and peaceful; energized and motivated; looking and feeling younger; increased immunity and conquering depression. Juan and Sherry want everyone to understand what an “AHA” experience is all about… it’s so much more than just needles.

Nationwide CAM Observance October 24


he National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a component of the National Institutes of Health, estimates that 36 percent of American adults use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), including acupuncture, acupressure, herbal medicine, Tai chi and qi gong. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day, October 24 is part of an effort to increase public awareness of the progress, promise, and benefits of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. A survey by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine found that approximately one in 10 adults had received acupuncture at least once and 60 percent said they would readily consider acupuncture as a potential treatment option. One in five reported that they had utilized some other form of Oriental medicine besides acupuncture, such as herbs or bodywork, such as shiatsu. Studies clearly demonstrate that CAM therapies such as acupuncture and Oriental medicine are common practice in today’s health care system and support the need for consumers to be provided accurate and reliable information regarding treatment options. For more information visit

Lo c a t i o n : 2 3 5 W. G i a c o n d a Way, Ste. 233, Tucson. Contact: 520-544-6603 or visit See ad on page 14.




Eventspotlights Healing Oils Workshop The Magic of Louis Colaiannia with Herbalist enver based pianist Louis Colaiannia will be playing D in concert in October at three Arizona locations: David Crow Tucson, Gilbert and Sedona, On October 28, 29 and 30. Colaiannia is a virtuoso of classical piano, an accomplished songwriter, arranger and performer. His music has inspired the lives of thousands of people in performances that have been called, “stunning in their power and beauty.” Colaiannia has made five albums and recently released a top-40 single, Cityscapes. He holds a Mozart award for his contributions to music, and his latest releases show great versatility, breaking into the genres of contemporary jazz, new age and chill. His masterful interpretations of the electronic keyboard and traditional piano combine with skillful arrangements to create music that moves the soul.


alifornia acupuncturist and herbalist David Crow will give a practical introduction to the vast world of essential oils, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., November 5, at the Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation, sponsored by Institute of Noetics Science (IONS) Tucson. Crow will explore the basics of aromatherapy, the biology of flowers and the science of fragrance. Participants can learn how essential oils work–their absorption and effects on the glandular, respiratory, nervous and circulatory systems; how to use them safely and effectively; and which essential oils are best for calming the mind and body and enhancing meditation. Crow will explain how to create a home pharmacy of important essential oils, including sacred scents, floral relaxants, medicinal grasses, exotic flower preparations and antimicrobial and immune-enhancing oils. Participants will have the opportunity to sample and purchase Floracopeia essential oils, which are sourced through ecologically sustainable agriculture. Workshop fee is $50. He will also speak at Unity of Tucson, at 6:30, November 4, on The Healing Power of Plants. Locations: Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation, 3182 N. Swan. Register at 520-399-8285 or Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco.



Upcoming concerts in Arizona: October 28: Spirits Child, 3870 W. River Rd. Ste. 120, Tucson. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 520-744-4402 October 29: Wellsprings Books, 1140 N. Gilbert Road, Ste., Gilbert. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 480-834-4187 October 30: Creative Life Center, 333 Schnebly Hill Rd., Sedona. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 928-282-9300 or email For more in formation visit Click on the YouTube icon for performance video footage. See ad on page 7.

Health Fair at Sun Center


Rich Experience Massage & Wellness Spa, in partnership with the Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a free Health & Wellness Fair from 12 to 3 p.m., October 15, at the Sun Center Plaza. Local businesses focusing on health, wellness and the arts will offer services, new client promotions, products and more. There will be healthy snacks, demonstrations, live entertainment and free services, including chair massage, skin care, naturopathy and health and fitness consultations. Guests can shop for unique gifts such as organic skin and body care products and relaxing spa essentials. Owner Melissa Rich, LMT, says, “The purpose of the event is to promote good health and create new connections between Tucson locals and healthrelated businesses in the Northwest community. Please join us for this fun and informative day!”

Health & Wellness Fair

Event location: 7435 N. Oracle Rd. For more information call 520-544-8086 or visit

An Afternoon with Natural Awakenings Fall Harvest Festival in Tucson John Robbins he Sustainable Fall Harvest Festival


ohn Robbins, best selling author of Diet for a New America, Healthy at 100, and The Food Revolution, will speak from 2 to 4 p.m., October 30, at the DoubleTree Hotel, in Tucson. Robbins is the recipient of the Rachel Carson award, the Albert Schweitzer humanitarian award, the Peace Abbey’s Courage of Conscience award and lifetime achievement awards from groups such as Green America. He describes his talk in Tucson, entitled: The Agony and the Ecstasy of our Times. “We are living in times of great planetary anguish. There is untold suffering and imbalance in people’s lives. Many live with deep fear for the future. In such a time, what healing response is being called for? Is it possible for us to turn the tide, so that in our lifetimes we may yet see a spiritually fulfilling, socially just, and environmentally sustainable human presence on this planet? Can we meet illness and lack of balance in ourselves and in others, and transform them into wellness and strength?” Robbins has been a speaker at major conferences sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility, Beyond War, Oxfam, the Sierra Club, the Humane Society of the United States, the United Nations Environmental Program, UNICEF and other organizations dedicated to creating a healthy, just, and sustainable way of life. Cost is $25. Location: 44 South Alvernon Way, Tucson. To register or for more information call the Healthy You Network at 520-275-7999. See ad on page 6.


First Annual Tucson Sustainable

Fall Harvest Festival

& Farmers’ Market, sponsored by Natural Awakenings, will be held from and Farmer’s Market 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., October 22 and 23, the Bridge Eco-Village, on Ajo Road, just west of Tucson. There will be demonstrations, booths, fun activities for the kids from the T Rex Museum, all at our lakeside environmental activities park, with free entry. The T Rex Museum’s offering are a Sea Monster Dig & Keep fossil pit, Gold & Treasure Panning, Split Fish and Florescent fossils & keep what you find, geode breaking, and a real dinosaur gift store, just in time for Christmas. Attend free classes on How to Become a Desert People and Aquaponics at no charge. Terra Sante Eco-Village will give free, hands-on demonstrations of alternative building techniques, such as cob, super-adobe, sand bag and others. There will be classes in Water Harvesting, Permaculture, Sustainable Food Techniques, Harvesting the Desert and many more. Tours will be given of The Bridge Eco-Village site and concept, with music to be announced and a Fall Harvest farmers’ market. Organizers are still accepting vendors on a no-risk basis. Those that distribute free information or make no profit will not be assessed a fee. Others contribute 25 percent of net profit.

Directions: Take Ajo Rd. west to milepost 155 (about 15 minutes from I-19). Just past that is Hermans Rd. (plenty of signs). About 1/3 mile, turn right on Avra Rd. and follow signs to parking. For more information visit See ad page back cover.

Wellness Fair at WellnessFirst


ellnessFirst! is celebrating their first anniversary with an Interactive Health and Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., October 29, with refreshments, activities, demonstrations and 20-minute presentations throughout the day. Enjoy a full day of interaction with practitioners and exploring the many modalities each one offers. Admission is free. Some of the interactive offerings include blood pressure screening, by DeeAnn Saber, NMD; digital infrared thermal imaging, by Lynda Witt, CCT; reflexology, by Frank Ramos, reflexologist; Shiatsu chair massage, by Jane McCutchen ; trauma release exercises, by Diann Shively, LMT; aura photography, by April Kressley; aldehyde breath measurement and oxidative stress tests, by Jude Ockenfels; a toning bowls ceremony, by Erin Madden; and herbal eye-washing with Native American herbs, by John Butters, iridologist. Location: 3861 N. First Ave. For more information call 520-209-1755, email or visit




Whole Food and Plant-Based Nutrition with Rachael Laing


ertified Health Coach Rachael Laing works with her clients in all areas of plant based nutrition, including healthy shopping, nutrition education and lessons on simple food preparation and meal planning. Her clients include those with cardiovascular issues, those who need to lose weight and athletes wanting to finetune their performance and recovery. On November 5 and 6, Laing is teaching a workshop, in conjunction with Kathy Edds, on Yoga, Nutrition and Wellness, held at Rancho Reforma, in Rio Rico. The workshop includes meditation practice, yoga, cooking lessons, plant-based nutrition and Ayurveda, and sharing of delicious food. For more information about this workshop, call Irene at 520-377-0774. Starting in January 2012 Laing is leading two Wellness Groups, one just for women, and the other, for athletes interested in plant-based nutrition. Each group will meet 12 times on alternate Friday afternoons from 1:30 to 3 p.m., and includes an organic, plant-based meal, cooking tips and discussion of various aspects of nutrition and wellness. Imagine what life would be like if you could think more clearly, had increased energy and finally reached your desired weight? All of this is easy to achieve on a whole food, plant-based diet.

For more information about Rachael Laing and her programs, call 520-979-1088 or visit



S a ff l o w e r Oil — Good for the Heart


afflower oil, a common cooking oil, may help improve insulin sensitivity, lower inflammation and blood sugar levels, and elevate HDL (good) cholesterol in overweight women with Type 2 diabetes, according to new research from Ohio State University. The study also revealed that the oil helps reduce abdominal fat, which is linked to an increased risk of heart disease. The findings indicate that a daily dietary dose of one and two-thirds teaspoons is sufficient for a person to benefit from the oil’s health-protective effects.

Cautionary News about Calcium


ew research published online in the British Medical Journal adds to mounting evidence that calcium supplements may increase the risk of cardiovascular events, particularly heart attacks, in postmenopausal women. Many older women take calcium supplements to manage osteoporosis, but after re-analyzing data on 16,718 women participating in the seven-year Women’s Health Initiative Calcium/ Vitamin D Supplementation Study, researchers at the University of Auckland, in New Zealand, now urge reassessment of calcium prescriptions to maintain bone health. Their metastudy showed that postmenopausal women that took combined calcium and vitamin D supplements had increased risk of heart attacks.

healthbriefs October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Household Chemicals May Pose Risk for Breast Cancer


study recently published in the journal Environmental Health reports that frequent use of common household cleaning products may increase a woman’s risk for breast cancer. The study was undertaken by the Silent Spring Institute, a partnership of scientists, physicians, public health advocates and community activists dedicated to identifying links between the environment and women’s health, especially breast cancer. Researchers conducted telephone interviews with 787 women diagnosed with breast cancer and 721 comparison women, questioning them about their product use, beliefs about breast cancer causes, and established and suspected risk factors. Executive Director Julia G. Brody, Ph.D., says, “Women who reported the highest combined cleaning product use had a doubled risk of breast cancer compared to those with the lowest reported use. Use of air fresheners and products for mold and mildew control were associated with increased risk. To our knowledge, this is the first published report on cleaning product use and the risk of breast cancer.” The use of insect repellents was also associated with increased risk.

The Science Behind an Apple a Day


ccording to Bahram H. Arjmandi, Ph.D., a registered dietician and chair of the Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences at Florida State University, there is scientific truth in the adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” The nationally recognized nutrition researcher, a Margaret A. Sitton professor, maintains that apples are a “miracle fruit,” providing health benefits beyond fiber. Earlier animal studies have shown that the pectin and polyphenols in apples improve lipid metabolism and lower the production of pro-inflammatory molecules. Arjmandi’s new study is the first to evaluate the long-term cardio-protective effects of eating apples daily. He randomly assigned 160 women, ages 45 to 65, to one of two dietary intervention groups: one received 75 grams of dried apples each day (the equivalent of four or five fresh apples); the other ate dried prunes. Arjmandi reports surprising results: “Incredible changes in the apple-eating women happened by six months—they experienced a 23 percent decrease in LDL [bad] cholesterol.” Daily apple consumption also led to lower levels of C-reactive protein, which is known to trigger inflammation in the body. In another unexpected benefit, the apple-eaters lost an average of 3.3 pounds. Source: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology




greenbusinessspotlight Lotus Goes Greener and Greener


otus Massage & We l l n e s s C e n t e r recently completed audits and improvement projects as part of the City of Tucson Green Business Certification Program, which requires new projects be implemented annually, so even a venue like Lotus Center, which opened in 2007 as a genuinely green business, is continually growing greener. Recent projects include improving insulation and weather stripping and making their traditional adobe construction more energy efficient, as well as quieter and more comfortable for massage clients. Tucson Water now recognizes Lotus Center as “WaterSmart,” achieving 44 of 45 points in best management practices. The center staff is proud to have their efforts acknowledged on a national level as well, through a seal of approval from Green America as an approved member of their Green Business Network. Many of the environmental measures at Lotus Massage & Wellness Center are not obvious, from purchasing organic massage lubricants and natural cleaning supplies to carbon offsets. Founder Laura Key says that a full list would be too lengthy to print. Adaptive reuse of a classic 1930 adobe structure provides an atmosphere that feels welcoming, relaxing and “totally Tucson.” The effort to be green does not distract the Lotus Center staff from giving careful attention to their bodywork and energy work abilities. They enjoy “treatment trades” and “skill share” sessions as well as giving clients therapeutic massage that feels wonderful and gives lasting benefits. Location: 2850 East Grant Rd., Tucson. For more information call 520-326-7700 or visit See ad on page 32.



HOW TO GREEN A BUSINESS Simple Steps to an Eco-Friendly Bottom Line by Derek Markham


o business owner relishes spending extra money for something that won’t immediately pay for itself with increased revenue, and greening one’s operations is such an endeavor. However, one common misperception is that going green costs money that cuts into the bottom line, when in fact, some options will end up saving money, adding to profits or making it possible to offer lower-priced products and services than the competition. Here’s how:


Write an environmental mission statement: Craft a green mission statement, display it prominently and review it periodically. Having a clear vision helps to define being green and communicate it to customers.


Join green business groups: Use green business networks to learn from others or to form partnerships or collaborate. In an effective network, any associated cost will likely pay for itself through increased knowledge, customers and collaboration.


Practice green marketing: Add digital messaging to the mix, using social media, a blog and banner advertising. The Internet provides a real-time network for communicating with business stakeholders.


Operate a green office: Take office supplies, materials and space to the next green level by making eco-friendly choices, which may mean eliminating some items entirely. For example, replace disposables with a durable or permanent equivalent.


Choose green communications: Explore obtaining telephone and Internet services from a green or socially responsible company. Use teleconferencing or video calls to reduce transportation and explore the many free options available, such as Skype.


Encourage alternative transportation: Give employees incentives to carpool or ride bikes. Provide telecommuting options.


Use local materials and services: Local sourcing helps eliminate excess transportation, while also supporting the community.


Find new materials: Investigate nonobvious alternatives. The greener option may not have a much higher cost, and might also be used as a green marketing hook.


Build a culture that’s conducive to reusing and recycling: Making both the norm means such initiatives will flourish without having to continually change people’s habits. Implement paperless banking and billing: Choose electronic bank statements, invoices and billing for suppliers and utilities. Use the computer to send and receive faxes instead of producing printed copies. Green the air: Clean indoor air by using live plants. Install an air filtration system to protect employees and customers. Conduct a life-cycle assessment: Current manufacturing processes might include unnecessary steps or materials; assessing product life cycles can identify cost or time savings. Make something green: Take an everyday item and create a green version of it. New niches pop up all the time. Integrate green into the business plan: Start designing green elements into any business from day one or as soon as possible.

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Going green in business can go hand-inhand with making more money, through cost savings, increased sales or both. Communicating your green messages also helps create compelling arguments for customers to choose to do business with you, and might just lead to opening up new markets for your products or services.

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NUTRITION Water Myths and Truths by Catherine Guthrie

Water is good for both body and soul, but you don’t need to drink as much as you might think. Here’s the truth about what’s sufficient, plus five other myths about water.


or the past 50 years, nutritionists and other health experts have been exhorting Americans to drink more water. If the ubiquity of water bottles is anything to go by, the message has been received loud and clear. But now, updated research lets us off the hook. It turns out that much of the water craze springs from a deep well of misinformation. Our experts debunk some of the most popular water myths. MYTH: You need eight, eight-ounce glasses of water a day to be healthy. TRUTH: The familiar eight-by-eight rule is likely based on misinterpretation, rather than scientific certainty, says Dr. Heinz Valtin, a kidney specialist, textbook author and retired professor at Dartmouth Medical School, in Hanover, New Hampshire. Valtin traces the prescription to a 1945 recommendation by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council to take in, “1 milliliter for each calorie of food.” In a study published in the American Journal of Physiology in 2002, Valtin explains that most of that allotment already comes from the foods we eat. He not only discredits the need for most people to consume this “mythical” amount of water every day, but writes that the recommendation is potentially harmful, by making people feel guilty for not drinking enough. “The consumer ended up thinking only plain water counts,” says Ann Grandjean, Ph.D., a hydration researcher and medical nutritionist with the University of Nebraska

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Medical Center, in Omaha. But almost all liquids—including tea, coffee and beer— count toward the daily water intake, she says. So, how much should you be drinking? Researchers at the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine, after reviewing more than 400 studies, including Valtin’s, set the general daily intake for women and men at about 91 and 125 ounces, respectively. Th e ave ra g e A m e r i c a n receives 20 percent of this daily water intake from food. The remaining 80 percent comes from all beverages— not just water. MYTH: Caffeinated beverages zap the body’s water reserves. TRUTH: Grandjean first became interested in the reputed link between dehydration and caffeine while working as a consultant to the United States Olympic Committee. “I worked with elite athletes, and I noticed they drank a lot of caffeinated beverages without showing any sign of dehydration,” she says. In 2000, she published a study in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition showing that the body doesn’t discriminate between regular and decaf beverages when it comes to hydration. MYTH: If you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated. TRUTH: While thirst is an accurate barometer of when to imbibe, the notion that thirst signals a dehydrated body is not true, says Valtin. Thirst is triggered when the blood’s concentration of solid particles rises by 2 percent. Dehydration occurs when the blood concentration rises by 5 percent. So, thirst sets in before dehydration and people who shrug off their thirst can find themselves on the path to dehydration. “Thirst is the first indicator of the body’s need for water,” cautions Dee Sandquist, a spokesperson for the American

Dietetic Association. Signs to wa t ch o u t for include headache, dry mouth, rapid pulse and lightheadedness. MYTH: Urine should be clear. TRUTH: Perpetually clear urine can actually be a sign of drinking too much water, which can dilute the body’s electrolytes, according to Grandjean. “Healthy urine should have some color,” she counsels. Certain vitamins, such as riboflavin (B2), can darken urine. MYTH: Drinking a lot of water suppresses the appetite. TRUTH: While being adequately hydrated helps the metabolism run at its optimal level, drinking vast quantities of water won’t affect the overall amount of food you eat. Because water quickly empties from the stomach, drinking water has little effect on appetite, says Barbara Rolls, director of the Laboratory for the Study of Human Ingestive Behavior, at Pennsylvania State University. Eating foods that have a high water content, such as fruits, vegetables, soups and grains, can help us to feel sated. MYTH: Bottled water is always better than tap water. TRUTH: Not necessarily. Be aware that bottled water is often just tap water. A Natural Resources Defense Council report cites government and industry findings that 25 percent of bottled water is plain tap water; sometimes treated, sometimes not. NSF International certification indicates brands that meet federal safety standards. Catherine Guthrie is an awardwinning health and lifestyles journalist in Bloomington, IN. Connect at




Xanadu Salon and Spa A Journey of Hope and Beauty by Katharine Connelly Nelson


ometimes living a green life is not about how we reduce, reuse and recycle, but rather about how we take care of each other and rejuvenate. It is about seeing the needs of the people and businesses around us and doing what we can to help each other get through difficult times. Xanadu Salon and Spa moved their business from their location for almost three decades to a new one in April, and then in May, the unthinkable happened: a fire destroyed part of their building. Even areas of a building that are seemingly unaffected by the fire still have issues such as smoke damage. Sometimes green living is more about community restoring the needs of a person or business and making it whole again then it is about the usual green practices. It took three weeks of cleaning the side of the salon that was not burned to be able to resume offering hair care and nail care services. During that time, not only did the staff at the salon pitch in to help with the cleanup, but customers and suppliers came by to help. It took only a few weeks after that to open the salon for business again, but it has taken several months to clear away and replace the damaged skincare and spa equipment,



rebuild the building and completely redecorate the spa. Xanadu owner Victoria Gonzalez has infused the salon with her own adventurous decorating style. The new and improved building features a bold red-and-grey color scheme, with splashes of animal prints making a colorful, bold statement in the salon on everything from chairs, business cards and pictures on the walls. This new dĂŠcor creates and atmosphere of adventure and a fresh start, which is just what the salon and staff are all about. Gonzalez is passionate about offering Tucsonans a place where they can come to learn about a variety of spa services and permanent makeup, as well as finding the right hairstyle with creative haircuts and color techniques, creating a daily skin care regiment and putting your best foot/hand forward with nail treatments. Xanadu also offers waxing services, weight loss programs and massage treatments. In keeping with their philosophy of finding and using the best products available the salon also features several natural (organic) product lines for both hair care and skin care. The staff at Xanadu is extremely passionate and caring, which is seen in all the special events they put on throughout the year. They believe in the importance of giving back to the community they serve, by using their talents to raise money for important causes, such as the Tucson Medical Center for Children; The American Cancer Society, to help support breast cancer research and many others. It is all about uplifting each other to be able to achieve the greater goals of the community and meeting the needs of those most in need that may be facing overwhelming medical issues.

Making a difference with training and special events Education is an important focus for the staff. They achieve their high standards of continuing education by attending at least two major professional cosmetology shows a year, where they learn about all of the newest advances in products, techniques, hairstyles and available spa treatments. They believe in passing on this information to their customers, because they know how important it is for their clients to not only receive quality salon and spa service, but to also understand the benefits of these treatments. One way that they share information on a monthly basis with new and current customers is with Girls Night Out events. Each month, the stylists focus on a different topic and share information, while offering free salon and spa treatments to anyone that would like to spend a few hours being pampered with their friends. The best way to find out about specials and events that are coming up is to follow them on Facebook. It is a great way to receive discounts on services and to participate in the many fundraising events to which they donate their time and talents each month. For more information about all of the incredible services and treatments that are offered at Xanadu Salon and Spa, be sure to visit their website. Be pampered in a relaxing setting by caring, professional and well-trained stylists and therapists. You may walk in frazzled, but the staff at Xanadu guarantees that you will leave feeling a sense of renewed energy and wellbeing.

Here is a look at some of the scheduled special events in October: October 3-8: Head-to-toe-tour. Pampered guests will receive a foot reflexology, a hydrating hot paraffin bath and a non-surgical facelift for $30 ($155.00 value). October 10-15: Learn about how to detoxify your body: Experience a 20-minute Aqua Detox Treatment (foot bath using infra red technology), enjoy Kangen Water (an ionized alkaline water available to take home—just bring an empty water bottle) and learn about Hydrocolon Therapy for $30. Also save 50 percent on body contour wraps. October 17-22: If you’re tired of the wrong hair color, flat/thin hair or having bad hair days, then its time to meet Mickie, master stylist for a makeover consultation. Receive a complementary feather or hair extension and learn the latest on how to achieve fullness and volume in your hair. She can show you how extensions can help without damaging your hair. October 24-29: Join the Xanadu team in Making Strides Against Cancer. This week, they will be donating 20 percent of all service fees to the American Cancer Society. October 29: From 4 to 7 p.m., join a special fundraising event. Stylists will be cutting hair, applying pink feathers and makeup and offering reflexology treatments and chair massages to help raise funds. Come enjoy the food, music and special entertainment. 100 percent of the donations collected during this event will be donated to the American Cancer Society. October 30: Join the Xanadu team for the American Cancer Society ninth annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Registration is at 7 a.m. and the walk starts at 8 a.m., at the Kino Sports Complex. For more information or to register visit

Location: 4026 E. Grant Rd., Tucson. For more information or to schedule and appointment, call 520-850-3208 or visit See ad on page 27. Katharine Connelly Nelson has worked as a publisher, editor, freelance writer and graphic designer for more than 15 years. Her ads and articles have appeared in a number of national, regional and local publications. Contact her at




WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE… But Will There Be Enough? by Sandra Postel

Climate scientists warn of more extreme droughts and floods and changing precipitation patterns that will continue to make weather, storms and natural disasters more severe and less predictable. As a policy forum in the journal Science notes, the historical data and statistical tools used to plan billions of dollars worth of annual global investment in dams, flood control structures, diversion projects and other big pieces of water infrastructure are no longer reliable. Yet today’s decisions about using, allocating and managing water will determine the survival of most of the planet’s species, including our own.

For at least three decades, Americans have talked about our uncertain energy future, but we’ve mostly ignored another Shifting Course worrisome crisis—water.


heap and seemingly abundant, water is so common that it’s hard to believe we could ever run out of it. Ever since the Apollo 8 astronauts photographed Earth from space in 1968, we’ve had the image of our home as a strikingly blue planet, a place of great water wealth. But of all the water on Earth, only about 2.5 percent is fresh— and two-thirds of that is locked up in glaciers and ice caps. Less than one hundredth of 1 percent of Earth’s water is fresh and available. Across the United States and around the world, we’re already reaching or overshooting the limits of Earth’s natural replenishment of fresh water through the hydrologic cycle. The Colorado and Rio Grande rivers are now so over-tapped that they discharge little or no water into the sea for months at a time. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the massive Ogallala Aquifer, which spans parts of eight states, from southern South Dakota to northwest Texas, and provides 30 percent of the groundwater used for irrigation in the country, is steadily being depleted. In much of the world, we’re growing food and supplying water to communities by over-pumping groundwater. This creates a potential



crisis in the food economy: We are meeting some of today’s food needs with tomorrow’s water.

T h e C h a n g i n g Climate Equation

Due to climate change, we may no longer be able to count on familiar patterns of rain and snow and river flow to refill our urban reservoirs, irrigate our farms and power our dams. While farmers in the Midwest were recovering from the spring flood of 2008 (in some areas, the second “100-year flood” in 15 years), farmers in California and Texas allowed cropland to lie fallow and sent cattle to early slaughter to cope with the drought of 2009. In the Southeast, after 20 months of dryness, then-Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue stood outside the state capitol in November 2007 and led a prayer for rain. Two years later, he was pleading instead for federal aid, after intense rainfall near Atlanta caused massive flooding that claimed eight lives. This year again saw record regional precipitation, this time producing epic flooding in the Mississippi and Missouri river basins.

For most of modern history, water management has focused on bringing water under human control and transferring it to expanding cities, industries and farms via dams, large water-transfer projects and wells that tap underground aquifers. Major water programs have allowed cities like Phoenix and Las Vegas to thrive in the desert, the expansion of world food production, and rising living standards for hundreds of millions. But globally, they have worsened social inequities as tens of millions of poor people are dislocated from their homes to make way for dams and canals, while hundreds of millions in downstream communities lose the currents that sustain their livelihoods. Such approaches also ignore water’s limits and the value of healthy ecosystems. Today, many rivers flow like plumbing works, turned on and off like water from a faucet. It’s tougher for fish, mussels, river birds and other aquatic life to survive; a 2008 assessment led by the USGS found that 40 percent of all fish species in North America are at risk of extinction. Meanwhile, many leaders and localities are calling for even bigger versions of past water management

strategies. By some estimates, the volume of water relocated through river transfer schemes could more than double globally by 2020. But mega-projects are risky in a warming world, where rainfall and river flow patterns are changing in uncertain ways and require costly power for pumping, moving, treating and distributing at each stage. Some planners and policymakers are eyeing desalination as a silver bullet solution to potential water shortages. But they miss—or dismiss—the perverse irony: by burning more fossil fuels and by making local water supplies more and more dependent on increasingly expensive energy, desalination creates more problems than it solves. Producing one cubic meter of drinkable water from salt water requires about two kilowatt-hours of electricity, using present technology.

Water for People and Nature

Thus, a vanguard of citizens, communities, farmers and corporations are thinking about water in a new way. They’re asking what we really need the water for, and whether we can meet that need with less. The result of this shift in thinking is a new movement in water management that focuses on ingenuity and ecological intelligence instead of big pumps, pipelines, dams and canals. These solutions tend to work with nature, rather than against it, making effective use of the “ecosystem services” provided by healthy watersheds and wetlands. Through better technologies and informed choices, they seek to raise water productivity and make every drop count. Communities are finding that protecting watersheds is an effective way to make sure water supplies are clean and reliable; plus, they can do the work of a water treatment plant in filtering out pollutants at a lower cost. New York City is investing $1.5 billion to restore and protect the Catskill-Delaware Watershed, which supplies 90 percent of its drinking water, in lieu of constructing a $10 billion filtration plant that would cost an additional $300 million a year to operate. Research published in Natural Resources Forum further shows that a number of other U.S. cities—from tiny Auburn, Maine, to Seattle—have saved hundreds of millions of dollars in capital and operating costs of filtration plants by instead opting for watershed protection. Communities facing increased flood threats are achieving cost-effective protection by restoring rivers. After enduring 19 floods between 1961 and 1997, Napa, California, opted for this approach over the conventional route of channeling and building levees. In partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a $366 million project is reconnecting the Napa River with its historic floodplain, moving homes and businesses out of harm’s way, revitalizing wetlands and marshlands and constructing levees and bypass channels in strategic locations. Napa residents will benefit from increased flood protection and reduced flood insurance rates, plus new parks and trails for recreation, higher tourism revenues and improved habitats for fish and wildlife. Communities prone to excessive storm water runoff can turn existing structures into water catchments. Portland, Oregon, is investing in “green roofs” and “green streets” to prevent sewers from overflowing into the Willamette River. Chicago now boasts more than 200 green roofs—including atop City Hall—that collectively cover 2.5 million square feet, more than any other U.S. city. The vegetated roofs are providing space for urban gardens and helping to catch storm water and




cool the urban environment. Parking lots, too, can be harnessed. Many communities are revitalizing their rivers by tearing down dams that are no longer safe or serving a useful purpose, thus opening up habitats for fisheries, restoring healthier water flows and improving aquatic quality. In the 10 years since the Edwards Dam was removed from the Kennebec River, near Augusta, Maine, populations of alewives and striped bass have returned in astounding numbers, reviving a recreational fishery that adds $65 million annually to the local economy.

Watershed Moments

Conservation remains the least expensive and most environmentally sound way of balancing water budgets. From Boston to San Antonio to Los Angeles, water consumption has decreased via relatively simple measures like repairing leaks in distribution systems; retrofitting homes and businesses with water-efficient fixtures and appliances; and promoting more sensible and efficient outdoor water use. But the potential for conservation has barely been tapped. It is especially crucial in agriculture, because irrigation accounts for 70 percent of water use worldwide, and even more in the western United States. Getting more crop per drop is central to meeting future food needs sustainably. California farmers are turning to drip irrigation, which delivers water at low volumes directly

to the roots of crops. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture figures, between 2003 and 2008, California’s drip and micro-sprinkler area expanded by 630,000 acres, to a total of 2.3 million acres—62 percent of the nation’s total drip irrigation. Community-based education and rebates to encourage water-thrifty landscapes can help. Las Vegas, for example, pays residents up to $1.50 for each square foot of grass they rip out, which has helped shrink the city’s turf area by 125 million square feet and lower its annual water use by 7 billion gallons. The water crisis requires us to pay attention to how we value and use water. Across the country, it’s essential that communities work to take care of the ecosystems that supply and cleanse water, to live within their water means and to share water equitably. Sandra Postel is director of the Global Water Policy Project, a fellow of the Post Carbon Institute and a Freshwater Fellow of the National Geographic Society. She adapted this article, based on her chapter, “Water – Adapting to a New Normal,” in The Post Carbon Reader: Managing the 21st Century’s Sustainability Crises, edited by Richard Heinberg and Daniel Lerch, and a piece published in Yes! (YesMaga For more information, visit and National

WATER FACTOIDS Humans need five to 13 gallons of clean water a day for basic needs. Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Direct water use for a family of four in the United States is 400 gallons a day. Thirty percent of that is for outdoor use alone, or 30 gallons per person, the same amount a person uses for all daily needs in Algeria. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Sense program



Some Invisible Water Costs Sample Foods

Almonds Apple Avocado Beef Broccoli Cheese Chicken Coffee Corn Mango Oats Pasta Soybeans

Average H2O to Produce

259.2 gallons per cup 18.5 gallons to grow 42.6 gallons to grow 1,581 gallons per lb. 27.4 gallons per lb. 414.2 gallons per lb. 468.3 gallons per lb. 37 gallons per cup 108.1 gallons per lb. 81.9 gallons to grow 122.7 gallons per lb. 230.5 gallons per lb. 224 gallons perlb.


All U.S. golf courses 3.1 billion gallons a day Occupied hotel room 200 gallons a day


Cotton dress shirt 975 gallons Cotton socks 244 gallons Jeans 2,866 gallons each Sneakers 1,247 gallons a pair

Household Goods Book Car Paper Soap

42.8 gallons 39,000 gallons 3 cups per sheet 180.4 gallons per 3.2-ounce bar

Source: The Green Blue Book, by Thomas M. Kostigen (Rodale Books;





Loving a Sustainable Life Heartfelt Perspective from Actress and Activist Daryl Hannah by S. Alison Chabonais

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est known for her roles in such popular films as Splash, Blade Runner and Kill Bill, actress Daryl Hannah is now busy shedding light on environmental issues and working hard to help improve the way people treat our planet. “It’s just common sense to care about the environment,” she says. “I’ve always understood and valued the interdependence of all life, the idea that whatever we do to the web of life, we do to ourselves.” Dwelling in a small community in the Rocky Mountains, Daryl attends to her ethical-lifestyle website and serves as a positive role model for living a simple, natural and healthy life.

How did you go about designing and building an ecologically sustainable home? My home is a small, recycled barn that was about to be torn down to build a new post office. I salvaged the old barn and carefully had it relocated and bermed into the side of a hill, which faces southwest for optimal passive solar exposure. The sun passes high in the summer for shade and low across the sky in winter to warm the house. The south wall of the house is like a greenhouse, where spring water flows through and provides humid24


ity in the dry, highaltitude air. We used stones gathered from the site for the fireplaces, bathroom and stairs. I’ve also used a number of mosscovered stones in a “living” couch. I grow food in a garden that is wildly productive when cared for.

“Off the grid” is a new term for some people. How do you define it?

Off the grid literally means that an individual creates their own power and has access to rain, well, spring or ground water. I believe in being as selfsufficient as possible. Both passive and active solar energy provides my power and I’m very lucky to have a productive spring for water.

What have been the most rewarding, as well as the most challenging, aspects of achieving your current Earth-friendly lifestyle? More and more these days, I admire and crave simplification. While filming the video blog for my website,, I have found it incredibly interesting to learn how many gifts traditional knowledge holds and to discover amazing new innovations. The more I learn, the more I try to adapt to and adopt a simpler lifestyle.

Why do you choose to drive a biodiesel car? I like opting out of the petroleum economy as much as possible, and I love that I can drive on non-toxic waste. Biofuels can be an important part of the solution to the energy crisis we face, but even biofuels can be produced destructively. I co-founded the U.S. Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance to help people differentiate sustainable biodiesel from other, “bad news,” biofuels. In addition, I now own the Trans-Am car featured in the Kill Bill movie series. The car has been converted to run on 100 percent alcohol fuel, which can also be made from waste.

Which other issues are important to you? In these times of environmental and economic crises, there are many things that call for our attention: I’m very concerned that global population has grown from about 3 billion people when I was born to nearly 7 billion now; we are also witnessing mass extinction of species worldwide; there are more enslaved human beings today than at any other time in human history. It can be overwhelming, but I try to do what I can and when I can, whenever I’m moved.

Who typically visits your website, and how do others use it to make their lives better? I started when I decided it was time to try to live by my beliefs—it’s an ongoing process. The site curates information on truly sustainable solutions, based on my discovery that reliable information and resources for efficient and functional goods and services were not readily available. There was a bit of trial and error in my own learning process, so I wanted to share what has worked for me. With today’s glut of green marketing, we may have lots of “green” options available, but now there’s a lot of

greenwashing and the whole arena can be challenging to understand. People from all walks of life seem to be interested in commonsense solutions. So, whenever I learn something fascinating and helpful and catch myself saying, “Wow, I wish someone had told me that before,” I like to share it with others. S. Alison Chabonais is an editor of Natural Awakenings.




INDIVIDUAL INTEGRITY Embracing the Moral Imperative to Protect Earth by Kathleen Dean Moore

Climate destabilization and environmental degradation are scientific, technological and economic issues, to be sure. But they are also fundamentally and primarily moral issues that call for a moral response.


hen we asked global moral leaders—“Do we have a responsibility to leave for the future a world as rich in possibility as our own?”—we received an outpouring of essays, articles, prayers and letters—all calling the world to action. The resulting book, Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril, shares the compelling testimony of more than 80 visionaries—theologians and religious leaders, scientists, elected



officials, business leaders, naturalists, activists and writers—calling for a moral response to current climate change that is right, just and worthy of us as moral beings. The motives vary: for the sake of the children; for the survival of humankind; because justice demands it; because compassion asks it; because we are called to be stewards of God’s creation. Whatever world view, religion and values an individual brings to the question, there is reason to act.

Co-Authors Kathleen Dean Moore Michael P. Nelson Consider the American Revolution, the emancipation of slaves and the Civil Rights movement, each driven by deeply held and widely shared moral convictions. Today’s climate crisis creates such a historical moment. But only if we grasp the moral urgency of the decision now upon us can we individually and collectively meet the challenge. We hear the arguments: I’m just one person; it may already be too late; the forces against us are strong; there’s really no hope of making a difference, so I won’t bother trying. But it’s a mistake to believe that we have only two options: to act in hope or to abdicate all moral agency in despair. Between the

two extremes, a huge middle ground exists—call it integrity—where we have the power to shape our lives to embody our most profound sense of what is right and worthy. There is joy and liberation in waking up each morning affirming, “I have power over my decisions. I refuse to do what I know is wrong and will divest myself of the things I don’t believe in. By living with integrity and joining with others in communities of caring, I will create with my life a new definition of success and happiness.” We can’t count on inventors, scientists or politicians to save us. What will save us are our singular human capabilities: to celebrate and to grieve; to love our children and the astonishing, beautiful Earth; to honor justice; and ultimately, to imagine how to live in a better way. We are called upon today to participate in the greatest global exercise of the moral imagination the world has ever seen.

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Kathleen Dean Moore is co-editor of Moral Ground and author of Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature. For more information, visit




Spiritual Awakenings

Grand Master Abbaraxus Offers Solutions


ynda Abbaraxus, a Chou Shin Grand Master, has been practicing energetic medicine for 20 years, and offers a non-traditional approach to those wanting to improve the overall quality of their life. Suffering from pain or an illness, has a definite negative impact on the ability to concentrate, work, exercise, sleep and enjoy life. From the perspective of a healer, illness or pain is the result of an imbalance of the body’s flow of energy within the meridians or energetic pathways. When this imbalance is more than physical in nature, the use of kinesiology can determine underlying mental, emotional and spiritual core beliefs at the subconscious level that are causing the imbalance. Abbaraxus uses a variety of modalities to facilitate a client’s self-healing, such as Japanese massage, acupressure, EFT, ThetaHealing, electrical stimulation, Reiki, and Past Life Regression therapy. Whether to relieve stress, recover from an injury, reduce pain, release energy blocks, change limiting core beliefs, explore past lives or be pampered, Abbaraxus will be honored to support you in your holistic health journey. Fo r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n c a l l 5 8 0 - 7 4 3 - 6 2 3 0 , e m a i l or visit

Louise Hay-Inspired Workshops


eal Your Life workshops are based on the best-selling book by Louise Hay, publisher, teacher and author, whose extraordinary life demonstrates the power of the practices taught. If your life is less than perfect in the areas of finances, relationships, health or success this workshop will teach you ways of thinking and being that will change all that. Your life will get better and better as a result. Handson workshops and personal life coaching are available. For people who are struggling with life challenges such as divorce, loss or bankruptcy, the workshops will not only help you through the crisis, but also begin to create the future you want, beginning immediately. Yvonne Shay and Lindsley Silagi are certified, experienced coaches who have both supported people in making positive life changes.
Sometimes we believe that we aren’t good enough, can’t be loved or we just weren’t meant to be healthy, rich or happy. These beliefs then guide our behavior and we get results that are not what we want. The workshops teach you how to let go of self-sabotaging beliefs and begin believing new, more positive thoughts. Many participants report major life improvements following the workshop, as well as less pain, more joy and amazing demonstrations of prosperity. Heal Your Life Workshops will be offered Oct. 29 and 30, at Embassy Suites, 5335 E. Broadway, in Tucson. For more information call 520-909-7607 or email See ad on page 19.



Spiritual Awakenings

True Love, Peace and Healing with Dr. Ibrahim Jaffe


enowned Sufi teacher and master healer Dr. Ibrahim Jaffe, M.D., will conduct a special weekend event from 7 to 9 p.m., November 4, 9:30 to 5:30 p.m., November 5 and 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., November 6, at the Embassy Suites, in Tucson. During the event participants will learn about the sacred science of Sufi Spiritual Healing, including specific Sufi Healing methods that have successfully changed and transformed the lives of thousands of people. These special techniques will help individuals to release old patterns and allow them to move forward and create the life they want. Topics include: Free yourself from old patterns, old pain and limitations; Transform pain and suffering into joy and beauty; Open and discover the reality of divine love; Make real and lasting positive changes in your life; Discover the secrets of true success; Make divinely guided choices that bring health, harmony and balance to your life; and Open yourself fully to experience all of the joy, beauty, and expansion that life has to offer. If you are not sure if this event is for you, then attend on Friday evening to experience a taste of what these special teachings have to offer.

Cost for Friday’s session is a suggested donation of $25; Saturday and Sunday is $265 until October 25, $295 after. Ibrahim Jaffe is a licensed medical doctor who for the last 25 years has pioneered advanced energetic and spiritual healing in the West. Location: Embassy Suites, 5355 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson. For more information and reservations visit See ad on page 9.

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Baldwin Adds HeartMastery and Karuna Reiki


r. Ann Baldwin, Mind-Body-Science, is adding to the tools she offers clients to reduce their stress, increase their energy, improve focus and memory and decrease chronic pain. Over the last four years, she has provided HeartMath coaching, the basic tools to help you bring more joy and into your life and fulfill your life’s potential. Now, there is HeartMastery. This is the next level of HeartMath, which will take you deeper into the process of accessing the wisdom of your own heart, so that you develop your intuition and discover your larger purpose and contribution. “I am using the new tools myself, and I’m delighted at how easy it is to free myself from worries and differentiate between the important things I must do, from my heart’s perspective, and those that can wait,” says Baldwin. Baldwin has also taken her Reiki practice a step further by training in England this summer to become a certified Karuna Reiki master. Karuna Reiki, which can be taken by Usui Reiki masters, provides an intense healing energy that addresses complex psychological issues quickly and precisely, as well as treating physical problems. Baldwin is now incorporating Karuna Reiki in her Reiki sessions, so participants can reap the benefits. Practical Biofeedback and Reiki workshops are scheduled on October 8 and 26 at Mind-Body-Science. For more information call 520-795-4048 or email abaldwin@mind-body-science. com or visit




Honest Relationships Daring to Tell the Truth by Frances Lefkowitz


mall lies are a big part of our lives. We tell them for convenience and comfort, to smooth things over for others as much as for ourselves. “It’s all right with me,” we say, when it’s not. “I’ll call you,” we insist, when we won’t. Perhaps in the most pervasive prevarication of all, we say we’re “fine,” when we aren’t. “The most common lies are told to avoid conflict,” says psychotherapist and relationship coach Susan Campbell, Ph.D., author of such titles as Getting Real, Saying What’s Real and Truth in Dating. “People want harmony, but this compulsive quest gets in the way of true harmony.” To admit the truth to oneself and then speak it can be difficult, even though the rewards far outweigh the risks. “The most important thing you can do for your personal growth is to be honest with yourself,” advises life coach and workshop leader Harriette Cole, author of Choosing Truth. Honesty, she explains, begins with the self and



emanates outward. Once we face our own true feelings and beliefs, we can start to act on them, bringing our behavior, relationships and professional lives into alignment. She’s found that, “Truth is essential for healthy living.”

Truth and Consequences

Living truthfully is an avenue to selfhealing, counsels Campbell. It’s a crucial tool to help people face old fears of rejection or abandonment and wounds they may have acquired in childhood. “Being honest helps you stop avoiding emotional pain, so you’re more able to be with what is,” she says. “Getting real is an inner practice for bringing you into the moment.” The result can be a clearing away of psychological clutter, greater freedom from fears and more clarity that leads to a stronger sense of well-being. James W. Pennebaker, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at the University of Texas, in Austin, and author of Writing to Heal, is renowned for his

ongoing clinical studies on the mental and physical effects of expressing emotional experiences. He writes, “Psychologists have a strong sense that talking or even writing about emotions or personal upheavals can boost autonomic nervous system activity, immune function and physical health.” Dale Larson, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at Santa Clara University, in California, who developed a selfconcealment scale that has been widely used in the helping professions, further comments: “We have found that self-concealment is associated with more physical symptoms and higher levels of depression and anxiety.” Apparently, both the body and the mind have to work extra hard to lie and keep secrets.

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The HANDLE Approach to Neuro Diversity. 10/1 and 10/2. Learn to view behavior from the HANDLE paradigm plus activities to support more efficient function. The Redtail Healing Center, 8915 N. Hopdown. 520-907-2842.

Teachings of the Ascended Masters Conference. 10/5-10/9. 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 x293.

Tucson Dowsers presents “ROLFING: Connecting Body, Mind and Spirit” with Linda Mills – 1-3pm. Learn how Rolfing, which reorganizes connective tissues called fascia, differs from other forms of bodywork. $5.

Thursday, October 6

Vegan Holiday Baking with Madelyn Pryor – 1-4pm. Sweet, delicious and healthy. Learn to make vegan versions of several holiday classics and easy rules for converting your family’s favorites. $35. Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. 520-275-7999. Free Demonstrations of Warm Water Therapies – 2-5pm. Indoor saltwater pool. 2pm. Aquatherapy with Carolyn Rashti. 520-742-4292. 3pm. Ai Chi with Connie Seddon. 520-245-6616. 3:45pm. Watsu/Aquatic Massage with Dorothy Richmond. 520-622-4201. 4:30pm. Sensory Awareness with Pat Baxter. 520-490-8715. Directions 520-6224201.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2 Benefits of Animal Reiki – 1-2:15pm. Presented by Andra S. Ewton. Join Andra’s Animal Reiki Therapy and The Center for Advanced Energy Therapeutics to learn more during this Reiki-filled presentation. Free. 1976 N. Kolb Rd. RSVP 520882-0292.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 3 10th Annual Feed the World Day – 4-8pm. Six course vegan feast. Health related booths, eco-friendly vendors, holistic displays and live music. Govinda’s Natural Foods. 520-792-0630.

Sonic Harmonic Celebration – 6:30-8pm. Release aches and pains, clear mental/emotional blocks and open spiritual potentials-all with the sound of your voice. Easy as breathing, as fun as dancing. Small group, private home. $20. Details and to RSVP 520-270-7083. Mark@Sonic Visit

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 IONS Tucson Presents “Living Medicine” – 6:308:30pm. Mother of Holistic Medicine, Gladys Taylor McGarey, MD, MD (H) believes physicians do the repairs: the patients do the healing. $5. 520-399-8285.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8 Success by Design Workshop - Living Everyday Greatness – 8:30am-5pm. Based upon the best selling book, “The Success Principles” by Jack Canfield. Create and implement your own lasting changes for success and living a great life based.Light lunch included. $97.


Spirituality Meets Science – 7pm. Check out the movie descriptions and get inspired! Featuring titles such as The Quantum Activist, Living Matrix, Something Unknown is Doing, and Infinity. $5. Call Michelle to RSVP at 520-468-2214, seating for ten.

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Basic – 9am-5pm. Learn how EFT clears stress while simultaneously balancing the body energetically. Taught by Phyllis Winslow, LMT, EFT – ADV. 7 Massage Therapy CEUs. $120. Office, Speedway and Tucson Blvd. Elke 520-275-2412.

Chi Running – 7-11am. Utilizing core muscles combined with mind and body for effortless/ injury-free running. All levels. Floating Stone Inn & Aqua Spa, 20 Calle Iglesia, Tubac, 85646. Call Mark Wallis for details at 520-444-2011.

Salon and Spa Tour – All week. Get pampered from head to toe, start with a foot reflexology, then a hydrating hot paraffin bath, a non surgical facelift . $30. Xanadu Salon and Spa, 4026 E. Grant Rd. Appointments 520-850-3208.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4 Art of Touch Sensory Awareness – Through touch we explore depth of Being in this mindful presence bodywork class. $150/13 CEUs for LMTs, Caregivers, Therapists. Kachina Mineral Spa in Safford. Pat Baxter 520-490-8715.




Psychic Fair – Mystic Messengers – 9am-4pm. Intuitive Readings, Astrology, Numerology, Tarot, Holistic Healing, Crystals, Feng Shui, Reiki, Books, Metaphysical Jewelry, crystals, Aura Photo’s & Gifts. Free. Windmill Suites at St Philip’s Plaza, 4250 N. Campbell Avenue, the corner of Campbell & River. 520-742-9905 or Sunday only 520-403-4270. Animal Communication – 2-4pm. Learn to communication with your animals, including problem behaviors and what they need to enjoy health and wellness. Dr. Sheila Kirt will discuss illness/endof-life questions. Photos, no pets. $30 advance, $35. Judy Ferrig, 520-245-4214. Vitality Masters Series – 2-10pm. Meet some the world’s top authorities on natural health, nutrition, herbalism and organic superfoods like David Wolfe, Daniel Vitalis and Chef Franky G. $99. Limited Seating.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 10 Detoxify – All week. Receive an aqua detox, ion foot bath, 20 min of infra red sauna, fill your bottles with Kangen ionized alkaline water, and learn about hydrocolon therapy. 50% off on our body contour wrap. $30. Xanadu Salon and Spa, 4026 E. Grant Rd. Appointments 520-850-3208. Full Moon Women’s Circle – 6:30pm. Sharing, toning and other musical rejoicing, weaving our stories, divination with tarot, Runes and our inner guides. $10 Lucia Maya/Zelie Duvauchelle. 520579-8844.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11 Harmony and Light: How to Attract Everything You Want – 6-7:30pm. How to Expand Light in Your Chakras, use the Violet Flame to ascend. Elisabeth. Free. Flowing Wells Community Center. 520-250-3871.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13 Tantra with Shastra – 6:30-9pm. Knowing how to ‘Be Present’ within our bodies and with others is an Art. It takes conscious understanding of how we come across to others and how we want to receive. $15. Tucson IANDS* Experience Sharing (TIES) – Angie Fenimore, NDE during attempted suicide – book “Beyond Darkness”. 520-395-2365.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15 Arts & Crafts Fair – 9am-4pm. Food, music, community entertainment, and 80 local artists. Free. Parking lot in back of the Mountain Avenue Church of Christ, 2848 N. Mountain Ave. Wallace. 520-323-2142. Worm Composting Workshop – 10am-12pm. Take the next step towards going green. $65 includes instruction and complete worm composting bin. Native Seeds/Search store, 3061 N. Campbell. Linda at Vermillion Wormery, 520-896-9311. 34


Natural Awakening’s Sustainable Fall Harvest Festival & Farmers’Market – 9am-4pm. 10/22 and 10/23. Demonstrations, booths, fun activities for the kids from T Rex Museum, and all at our Lakeside Environmental Activities Park. Free. “The Bridge Eco-Village” just West of Tucson on Ajo Road. Samuel. 520-289-4149. Healing With Sound – 2-4pm. Judy Ferrig, M.S. Enhance physical, emotional, energetic, and spiritual wellbeing through sound. $30 advance/$35 event. Unity of Tucson, Annex #1, 3617 N. Camino Blanco, 85718. 520-245-4214. The HANDLE® Approach to Neuro Diversity 10/15 and 10/16. Learn to view behavior from the HANDLE paradigm plus activities to support more efficient function. The Redtail Healing Center , 8915 N. Hopdown. 520-907-2842.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 17 No More Bad Hair Days – All week. Get great color, full, beautiful hair. Meet Miki -master stylist who offers makeover consultations with complementary feather, or hair extensions. Xanadu Salon and Spa, 4026 E. Grant Rd. Appointments 520-850-3208.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18 Reiki Circle – 5:30-7pm. New Moon Haven would like to invite those of you who would like to give or receive Reiki to join us. All levels welcomed. 520-825-9044.

Thursday, October 20 Sonic Harmonic Celebration – 6:30-8pm. Release aches and pains, clear mental/emotional blocks and open spiritual potentials-all with the sound of your voice. Easy as breathing, as fun as dancing. Small group, private home. $20. Details and to RSVP 520-270-7083. Mark@Sonic Visit

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 Outdoor Yoga/Healing Retreats at Wind Spirit Community – 10/21-23. With Joanna Carichner of Tucson Yoga. Early registration: $150.  All (vegetarian) meals included.  Hiking, dancing, swimming, massage and sauna also available.  520-631-5491. FOR NDs ONLY – 6-9pm. Dr Saber is hosting “Grand Rounds’ get together for NDs only. Pot luck, appetizers and beverages. Bring an interesting case to share. Cases will be pulled randomly and presented by the ND who brought the case. Doctors will get a chance to discuss techniques, options, findings and experiences. A great way to stay informed and a better opportunity to provide for your patients. No charge, however RSVP is required. Dr Saber 520-668-0039 or 520-209-1755.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 Accredited Energy Medicine Program by ANCC. 10/22-10/23. Level 1, Healing Touch Tucson/ Healing Touch Program tm only. $363. Natural Life Holistic Oasis. Judi 520-744-0039.

Revealing the Mysteries of Family Disconnections Workshop – 10/22 and 10/23. Coyote Healing Center, 700 N Country Club Road, Suite 110, 85716. 520-722-9787, Qigong –  Five Animals Frolic Playing Six Healing Sounds. Heather Chalon, MPH. 10am - noon.  Release emotions that no longer serve, align with joyful nature. $15.00. Adaptable to mobility level. Wear comfy clothes.  Fountain Plaza Event Center.  RSVP 780-6751. Heather@MoveInto Accessing The Merkaba/Where Only Love Resides – 1:30-3:30. Create the place and energies for the relationships with self and others. Live without fear. New Moon Haven, 16526 Oracle, 85739. $30 advance/$35 event. Judy Ferrig 520-245-4214. Sloan Wainwright and Sue K Riley In Concert – 7pm. Positive, empowering “Music that Matters” from women who understand the power of song. $10. 1551 S. Eastside Loop, Ste 121. 520546-3696. and Constellation Workshop – 9am-5:30pm. 10/22 & 23. One day fee: $125, early bird $90; Two day fee: $175, early bird $140; Early bird rate if received by 10/5/11. Location, the Center. 520-722-9787. Become a Medical Intuitive, Level 2 Certification – 10/22 & 23. Learn helpful insights into yourself and others, discover unconscious programs and more. Nancy Clark, PhD Author and Medical Intuitive. 520-721-0220.,

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23 Peace and Empowerment Celebration for Braveheart Women – 9am-5pm. You are invited to tap into your expression of prosperity, purpose and empowerment. Join this community of women for a day of inspiration, learning, and fun. Victoria Castle, Author of “Trance of Scarcity” will speak – 10:30-11:30am. Sunday Celebration Service, Center for Spiritual Living Tucson, 2099 E. River Rd, 85718 and present a workshop that evening. 520-319-1042. Desert Whispers Flute Circle –  2-4pm. Join other Native American Flute players of all levels to share fun, inspirations, flute songs, and grow together.  Lotus Massage & Wellness Center, 2850 E Grant. $5. Kathryn Twinfeathers, 520-784-4468.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24 Making Strides Against Cancer – All week. 20% of your service will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Oct 29, 4-7pm join fund raising effort: cutting hair, applying pink feathers , make up reflexology, chair massage, food, music, entertainment , all by donation. Register at

Sue Riley and Sloan Wainwright in Concert – 7-9pm. Wellness First! 3861 N. First Ave, 85179. $15. Brought to you by the Center for Spiritual Living Tucson. 520-319-1042. Tickets may be available at the door.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25 AIWC Networking Evening – 6-8:30pm. James Duffy, M.D. presents “Becoming A Healer.” Bring business cards/information. Refreshments. $20 AIWC members, $25 non-members. Discounts until 10/21. Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation, 3182 N. Swan Rd.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26 Diwali Festival of Lights – 6-9pm. Celebrate the Indian New Year with live music, fire dancers, magic act, offering of lamps and a mountain of sweets. Free feast served at 9 pm. Govinda’s Natural Foods. 520-792-0630. Sacred Sweat Lodge – 7-10pm. Enter the womb of the Earth Mother to renew your connection to Spirit. Return to harmony and balance. Renew your relationship with the Elders. Potluck following. 7878 W Tree Frog Trail. 520-576-0633.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27 “ Tu c s o n Wr i t e r s G ro u p ” w o r k s h o p – 6-9:30pm. Register with Eleanor Kedney.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 Louis Colaiannia Concert – 6:30-8:30pm. Louis’ masterful interpretations of the electronic keyboard and traditional piano combine with his skilful arrangements to create music that moves the soul. Free. Spirits Child, 3870 W. River Rd, Ste 120, Tucson, 85741. 520-744-4402.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 Mind & Body Expo – 10am-5pm. Experience various healing modalities for reasonable pricing. Angel Readings, Tarot Readings, Chair Massage, Astrology, Ear Candling, Reflexology and more.  New Moon Haven. 520-825-9044. Stress-Free Workshop – 3:30-5pm. 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.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 Talk with the Author – 2-4pm. John Robbins, Internationally acclaimed, bestselling author, social activist and humanitarian discussing “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Our Times.” $25. DoubleTree Hotel. Healthy You Network. 520- 979-1088. Arthur Migliazza – 10:30-11:30am. Old friend and New York Performing Artist, will be playing during the Sunday Celebration Service at the Center for Spiritual Living Tucson, 2099 E. River Rd, 85718. 520-319-1042.

Happy Halloween WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2 Breath is the Key to Health – 6:30-8pm. How you breathe affects your stress level as well as conditions like asthma, allergies and sleep disorders. Discover why. Free. Lotus Massage & Wellness Center, 2850 E Grant. Robert Litman, 520-326-9775.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4 Outdoor Yoga Retreats at Wind Spirit Community – Nov 4-6 with Chris Coniaris of Yoga Flow. Early registration: $150. All (vegetarian) meals included.  Hiking, dancing, swimming, massage and sauna also available. 520-631-5491. Discover the Secrets of Spiritual Healing – Nov 4-6. Sufi teacher and master healer Dr. Ibrahim Jaffe M.D.  Friday night $25, Weekend $265. $295 after Oct 25.  Embassy Suites, 5335 E. Broadway Blvd, Tucson, 85711. Limited space. Pre-register

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5 Tucson Dowsers Presents – 1-3pm. “The Aura: Personal Energy Field” with Judith Jubb, at Unity of Tucson, $5. Open to the public.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2011 Healthiest Town in America – 9am. Family Health Event & Fun 5K Fun Walk/Run. 10am-2pm – Healthy Event with dozens of healthy vendors, pet activities, Stage activities. Free. Oro Valley Hospital, south parking lot, Tangerine & Innovation Parkway. The Art of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) – 9am-5pm. Advanced class for those who know EFT and wish to improve their skills. Taught by Phyllis Winslow, LMT, EFT – ADV. 7 Massage Therapy CE hours. Office, Speedway and Tucson Blvd. $120. To register call Elke at 520-275-2412.


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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12 Healthy Holiday Cooking Class – 9am-12pm or 1-4pm. The Veggie Queen Jill Nussinow R.D. Award winning author and plant food expert. $40. Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. Healthy You Network 520-275-7999.

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monday Green Valley Farmer’s Market – 9am-1pm. Organic produce, organic meats and eggs, prepared food, baked items, body care products, coffee, teas, jams, jellies, soaps, artisans and live music. La Posada, Continental and S Park Centre Ave. Ed, 520-603-8116. White Eagle World Healing Meditations – 1011am. A nice way to begin the week using White Eagle channeled books of Spiritual Unfoldment. Start any time. Free. Metaphysics World, 2559 E Broadway Blvd. 520-884-5340. Elder Circles – 10:30am. 3rd Monday. The Wisdom Journey, a safe, respectful place for harvesting your life. Oasis, 2099 E River Rd. Confirm meeting. 520-298-6542. Laughter Yoga – 11am. Denise and Tamara will be at the Unity Church, 3617 N Camino on Camino Blanco, and River, 85718. Denise 520-271-2731 or Tamara 520-271-4750. Aquatic Therapy Rehabilitation – 11:30-12:30pm. Warm indoor pool. Relieve pain, tension, depression, and improve circulation, breathing, flexibility, tone,  endurance. First class free. $160/8 classes. Carolyn Rashti, M.S., 520-742-4292. Yoga – 5:30-6:30pm. Hatha style Yoga. All levels welcomed. $10. New Moon Haven. Email Barbara at 520-825-9044. Heart Rhythm Meditation – 6:30-8pm. Learn practical meditation tools for stress reduction and as a spiritual practice focused on the heart. First class free. $10/class. West/Northwest area. Jeanie Underwood. 520-344-9992. NW Global Chant – 6:30pm. 1st and 3rd Monday. Group Chanting from all spiritual traditions. No musical experience necessary. Free. Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 3601 W Cromwell Dr. 520-260-1515. 520-304-4812. Writers Studio Advanced Class – 6:30-9pm. Ten weeks starting Oct 3. Develop narrators and a writing style uniquely suited to you. $365. Preregister. Lotus Massage & Wellness Center, 2850 E Grant. Eleanor Kedney, 520-743-8214, Group Meditation – 7-8pm. Practice various meditation techniques with qualified instructors and community. All levels of experience welcome. Free. Yoga Connection, 3929 E Pima. 520-323-1222.

Developing The Good Heart – 7:15-9:15pm. Starts 10/17. Develop true compassion, train the mind, and create virtuous habits and practices; and explore the consequences of really understanding karma. Led by David White. Free. 3 Jewels Tucson, 314 E 6th. 520-955-9632. ‘Perfection Is Only For Those Who Practice Virtue’ – 7:15-9:15pm. Starts 10/3. Study the foundation of an ethical way of life in a spiritual life of a Buddha. Led by David White. Free. 3 Jewels Tucson, 314 E 6th. 520-955-9632. Intuitive Development – 7:30pm. Access your own special E.S.P. and have fun. Intuition can be developed as a natural skill. $75/6 weeks. Tucson Psychic Medium Reverend Lois Cheney. 520-308-4850.

tuesday Community Food Bank Farmers’ Market – 8amnoon. Fresh food from AZ farmers, demonstrations and samples. Cash, food stamp benefits, AZ FMNP checks welcome. 3003 S Country Club. 520-622-0525, You’re Not The Witness, You’re The Cause Karma 101 – 9-11am. Learn to understand causeand-effect, and the importance of right action - and create a world of freedom and happiness. Led by David White. Free. 3 Jewels Tucson, 314 E 6th. 520-955-9632. Beginning Belly Dancing for Seniors – 10-11am. Women only, all skill levels welcomed. Seniors (50+). $5. DeeAnn 520-668-0039. WellnessFirst! 3861 North First Ave. Elder Circles – 10am. 1st Tuesday. The Wisdom Journey, a safe, respectful place for harvesting your life. TMC Seniors, 1400 N Wilmot. Confirm meeting. 520-298-6542. Elder Circles – 10:30am. 1st Tuesday. The Wisdom Journey, a safe, respectful place for harvesting your life. Fountains, 2001 W Rudasill. Confirm meeting. 520-298-6542. Elder Circles – 10:30am. 3rd Tuesday. The Wisdom Journey, a safe, respectful place for harvesting your life. Oasis, 2099 E River Rd, East of Campell. Confirm meeting. 520-298-6542. Manual Lymph Drainage – 1-5pm by appt. Improve the functioning of the lymphatic system. Justine Robbins, LMT, Certified Lymphedema Therapist. Available to community. Reduced cost, some scholarships. UMC North Supportive Care for Healing, 3838 N Campbell Ave. 520-694-1812.

Yoga – 2:30-3:30pm & 3:30-4:30pm. Expand or enhance your yoga practice. All levels of experience welcome. Yoga Connection, 3929 E Pima. 520-323-1222. Ventana Plaza, Farmer’s 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 Practice techniques taught by Paramahansa Yogananda. Two locations: West: 5pm. Free. 3009 N Gaia Place (Grant/Silverbell/Goret Road), 520-4903872. East: 6pm. 4651 N Tierra Alta Dr. (Catalina Hwy/Houghton), 520-607-7760. Peace Circle: Peace Practices for Peacemakers – 5:30-7pm. 1st Tues. New topic introduced at every Circle; to learn current topic, call. Fronimo’s Greek Café (front room), 3242 E. Speedway. Judy Francis, 520-393-3202., Tucson Tuesday Laughter Yoga – 6-7pm. Through breathing and yogic exercises, we gently touch your heart with playful laughter designed to promote peace and healing. Free. St. Francis in the Foothills, Room 30. River and Swan. Loti 520-490-5500. Jana 520-325-9036. East Central Global Chant – 6:30pm, 4th Tuesday. Group chanting from all spiritual traditions. No musical experience necessary. Free. Atria Valley Manor, 5549 E Lee. Taize Meditation Service – 6:45 pm, 1st and 3rd Tuesday.  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. Yoga – 6:30. Eight class series. Drop in $16. Prepaid $96 one week in advance. Start of class series $104. Canyon Health, 4980 N. Sabino Canyon Road, Renne Bogard, ERYT. Reiki and Intuitive Readings by appointment. 520-760-2380  Renne Bogard, ERYT. Alice Bailey Books – 7pm. Presently reading Initiation, Human and Solar, channeled to Alice A. Bailey by Djwhal Khul. Facilitated by Rev. Inger Mason, followed by guided meditation. Start any time. Free. 520-331-5252. Understand Men 101 – 7-8:30pm. Demystify how men think, act, speak and listen in this four week series. Fun, immediately useful. Free. Lotus Massage & Wellness Center, 2850 E Grant. Carrie Zamora, 520-247-4110,

wednesday Downtown Farmers’ Market & Arts and Crafts Mercado – 8am-1pm. Wednesday and Thursday. 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. 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.




Silent Prayer and Meditation – 9:45-10:15am. Experience the healing peace of shared Silence. All welcome who wish to explore and discover their Oneness with Spirit. Unity Church of Peace, 1551 S Eastside Loop, Ste 121. 520-546-3696. Elder Circles – 10:30am. 3rd Wednesday. The Wisdom Journey, a safe, respectful place for harvesting your life. St. Paul’s Methodist, 8051 E Broadway. Confirm meeting. 520-298-6542 or Aquatic Therapy Rehabilitation – 11:30am12:30pm. Warm indoor pool. Relieve pain, tension, depression, and improve circulation, breathing, flexibility, tone, endurance. First class free. $160/8 classes. Carolyn Rashti, M.S., 520742-4292. 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. Qigong at Arizona Oncology Resource Center – 12-1pm. Qigong is an ancient Chinese mind-bodyspirit practice that boosts your immune system and brings a sense of balance and harmony. Barbara Evans-Levine, instructor. 2625 N Craycroft, NW corner of Grant/Craycroft. 520-760-0054. Metaphysics/Spiritualism – 12:30pm and 7 pm. Rev David J Miller, Pastor. United Fellowship Chapel, 4718 E Hawthorne St. 520-327-0142 or 520-603-0407. Gluten Free Round Table – 1pm. 4th Wednesday.  Support group setting, discussion covers all aspects of Gluten Free lifestyle. Informative for newly diagnosed and those managing process. Ward 6 City Hall near Speedway/Country Club, 3202 E 1st St., Elder Circles – 3:15pm. 3rd Wednesday. The Wisdom Journey, a safe, respectful place for harvesting your life. Manor at Midvale, 6250 E Commerce Ct. Confirm meeting, 520-298-6542 or Yoga – 3:30-4:30pm. Join us to begin, expand or enhance yoga practice. All levels of experience welcome. Free. Yoga Connection, 3929 E Pima. 520-323-1222. Global Chant – 6-7:15pm. Group Chanting from all spiritual traditions. No musical experience necessary. Free. Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, McBride Hall. 2331 E Adams. Self-Realization Fellowship – 6-8pm. Tucson Meditation Group. Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. Free.1702 E Prince Rd, Ste 140. 520-792-6544, Tai Chi and Chi Kung – 6-7:30pm. Instruction in Wu Style Tai Chi Long Form and related Chi Kung with emphasis on whole-body movement. Free. Saint Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E River Rd. 520-795-8612. Oneness Blessing Gathering – 6:30pm. Experience divine love, inner peace, quieting of your mind, and grace through Deeksha, the transference of intelligent energy. Monthly drawing for free healing session. $10. Lucia Maya/Zelie Duvauchelle. 520-579-8844. 38


A Study of the Bhagavad-Gita – 6:30-8pm. Read purports and discuss the meanings and inspirations. Everyone is encouraged to read and contribute! A light meal follows after class. Govindas of Tucson, Developing The Good Heart – 7:15-9:15pm. Starts 10/17. Develop true compassion, train the mind, and create virtuous habits and practices; and explore the consequences of really understanding karma. Led by David White. Free. 3 Jewels Tucson, 314 E. 6th. 520-955-9632. ‘Perfection Is Only For Those Who Practice Virtue’ – 7:15-9:15pm. Starts 10/3. Study the foundation of an ethical way of life in a spiritual life of a Buddha. Led by David White. Free. 3 Jewels Tucson, 314 E. 6th. 520-955-9632.

thursday Yoga – 8-9am. Hatha style Yoga. All levels welcomed. $10. New Moon Haven. Email Barbara at 520-825-9044. Meditation   and Study Group – 7:30-8:30am. Beneficial to those who want to start, refine or expand their meditation practice. 20 minute guided meditation followed by tea and discussion. Free. 3 Jewels Tucson, 314 E. 6th. 520-955-9632. Beginner Meditation – 8-8:30am. Practice various meditation techniques with qualified instructors and community.  All levels of experience welcome. Yoga Connection, 3929 E Pima.  520-323-1222. Farmers’ Market Voyager RV Resort – 9am-1pm. Every second Thursday. 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 and Interstate 10. Ed. 520-603-8116. Heart Rhythm Meditation – 9:30-11am. Learn practical meditation tools for stress reduction and as a spiritual practice focused on the heart. $10. First class free. West/Northwest area. Jeanie Underwood 520-344-9992. Happiness group – 10am. Starts 10/6. Universal principles, mirroring and gratitude. Come join us. Grow and be inspired. Bring folding chair. $5. RSVP. 48 N Tucson Blvd, Suite 100. Michelle Major-Katz 520-468-2214. Manual Lymph Drainage – 12-5pm by appt. Improve the functioning of the lymphatic system. Justine Robbins, LMT, Certified Lymphedema Therapist. Available to community. Reduced cost, some scholarships. Arizona Oncology Resources Northwest, 2070 W. Rudasill, Ste. 100. 520-877-9038. The Desert Crones – 1-3pm. Women ages 50+ meet weekly for various group activities. Programs include guest speakers, writing workshops, and drumming circles. Fellowship Square. Villa III, 210 Maguire Ave. 520-409-3357. 520-981-7049.

On-Going Sanskrit Studies – 2-4pm. For those with some knowledge of the language explore the complex weave of Sanskrit grammar and unlock some texts (using both devanagari and transliteration). Led by David White. Free. 314 E. 6th. 520-955-9632. Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market – 4-7. Santa Cruz River. Park on the west bank of the River (one block South of Speedway and West of the I-10). T’ai Chi, Qigong – Beginners 4-5pm. All levels from 5:30- 6:30pm. Wu Style. Realign with nature. Inspiring community of well-Being. $7. No experience necessary, wear comfy clothes. Adaptable to individual. St Pauls UMC, Broadway near Pantano. 520-780-6751. 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. Drinking Good Water? – 5:30-6:45pm. 1st Thursday. Water is crucial. Get your water tested. Ada Pierce McCormick Bldg, Library, 1401 E. First St. Private parking (between Mountain & Cherry, one block south of Speedway). 520-609-7016 or Health & Nutrition ­– 5:30-6:45pm. Fourth Thursday. Eat right and address weight loss or gain, wellness, fitness and emotional health. Ada Pierce McCormick Bldg. Library, 1401 E. First St, (between Mountain and Cherry one block south of Speedway. 520-609-7016 or Lifewave – 5:30-6:45pm. Third Thursday. Learn how Lifewave patches can help release pain, increase energy decrease aging, improve sleep. Ada Pierce McCormick Bldg. Library, 1401 E. First St, (between Mountain and Cherry one block south of Speedway. 520-609-7016. Scandinavian Reflexology – 5:30-6:45pm. Every second Thursday. Introduced with other supporting Modalities: Ada Pierce McCormick Bldg. Library, 1401 E. First St, Tucson (between Mountain and Cherry one block south of Speedway) 520-6097016 or Laughter Yoga – 6-7pm. Join Emily for this hour of fun. First United Methodist Church, 915 East 4th Street, Tucson. The church is bordered by Park Avenue, 4th Street and Tyndall Avenue. Free. Emily 619-822-7503. Tai Chi & Qigong – 6-7pm. Join Kelley Ireland and learn the gentle meditative movements of Tai Chi. $7. New Moon Haven. Kelley GotQi4u@ Eastside Global Chant – 6:30pm. 1st and 3rd Thursday of month. Group chanting from all spiritual traditions. No musical experience necessary. Free. Sunrise Chapel, 8421 E Wrightstown Rd (between Pantano and Camino Seco). TIES (Tucson IANDS Experience Sharing) – 6:30 pm. 3rdThursday. Come share your NDE’s and other spiritual transformations. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco. Annex Room 3. Chuck Swedrock, 520-395-2365.

The Sedona Method – 7pm. Simpler and less complicated than the Law of Attraction. Free. Ada Pierce McCormick Blg. Library, 1401 E. First St, Tucson (between Mountain and Cherry one block south of Speedway), 520-609-7016 or Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy & Meditation – 7pm. Western Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Lingpur. Drop-in classes.  Everyone welcome.  $10. Tara Mahayana Buddhist Center, 1701 E. Miles.  520-441-1617. Church of Mankind Services – 7:30pm. Sun: 2pm. Come to the healing chair and receive laying-on of hands or messages from your Angels and Guides during services. Church of Mankind, 1231 S Van Buren Ave. 520-461-2910 or 520-790-7374.


Rainbow Sun Qigong – 9am. Qigong is an ancient Chinese mind/body/spirit practice that brings a sense of mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. $5/class. Grace St Paul Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams @ labyrinth or Healing Room. Instructor, Barbara Evans-Levine, 520-760-0054. 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. Catalina Farmers’ Market – 10am-2pm. Fresh produce, baked goods, salmon, range-fed beef, artisans, unique gifts, food court, more. 77 North Marketplace (Farmer’s), 16733 N Oracle Rd (opposite Eagle Crest entrance), Catalina, AZ. 520-825-4427. Elder Circles – 10am. 2nd Friday. The Wisdom Journey, a safe, respectful place for harvesting your life. St. Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E River at Swan. Confirm meeting. 520-298-6542. Friday Farmers’ Market at Broadway Village – 10am-2pm. Southern Arizona’s only indoor (A/C) /outdoor venue. Organic produce, meats, prepared foods, baked goods, coffee/teas, cheese, eggs, plants, artisans, body care, massage, music. Broadway/Country Club. 520-603-8116. Qigong, T’ai Chi – 11:30am-12:30pm. Deep Healing Qigong; Beginning Sept 2, 12:45-1:45pm. Wu T’ai Chi, all levels. Inspiring community of wellBeing. $7.00/class. No experience necessary, wear comfy clothes. Adaptable to individual conditions. NW Event Center, Rudasill/LaCholla. 520-7806751. Gluten-Free Lunch Bunch – 12pm. 2nd Friday. Locations announced a week prior. Cost: your lunch. RSVP. We always suggest you come a half-hour early for a good table, have some time to examine the menu, etc. Healing and Psychic Messages – 12pm. United Fellowship Chapel, Inc. 4718 E Hawthorne Street, Tucson. Rev David J Miller, Pastor 520-327-0142 or 520-603-0407.

Gluten-Free Friday Dining – 5pm. Happy Hour, 6 pm dinner. 4th Friday. Locations announced a week prior. Cost: drinks and dinner. RSVP. Come a half-hour early for a good table, to examine the menu, etc. Plant Based Community Potlucks and Educational Evening – 5:30pm. 3rd Friday. Bring a dish to share, utensils, plate and drink. Enjoy movies, presentations, community and good food. $1. Healthy You Network. Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. 520-275-7999. Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy & Meditation – 6:30pm. Western Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Lingpur.  Drop-in classes.  Everyone welcome.  Free. Sunrise Chapel, 8421 E. Wrightstown Road, 85715. 520-441-1617. Crystal Toning Bowl Meditation – 7pm. 2nd Friday. Set intentions, heal, improve meditation, and inspire spiritual growth in the community. $5. WellnessFirst! 3861 N. First Avenue. 520-240-5651. Experience Deeksha – 7pm, 3rd Friday. At Deeksha Circle we will experience discussion, chanting and hands on Deeksha energy. Unity Church, 3617 Camino Blanco. Annex Bldg, Rm 3. Carla McCurry, 520-331-6817. Satsang with Spiritual Sanity For Humanity – 7-8:30pm. Live Spiritual occasions with American Master Bud-Ra-KCri-Da. All questions will be answered. 380 E. Mesquite St., Gilbert, 85296. Tim. 480-282-2963. Self-Realization Fellowship – 7-8:30pm. The teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. Donation. Tucson Meditation Group, 1702 E Prince Rd, #140. 520-792-6544, Unity Reiki Circle – 7pm, 2nd Friday. 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. $5 donation. Unity Church, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-323-0040.

saturday Oro Valley Farmers’ Market – 9am-1pm. Organic fruits and vegetables, breads, pastries, aromatherapy, tamales, salsa, flowers. Corner of Naranja and 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. Satsang with Spiritual Sanity For Humanity – 9-11am. Live Spiritual occasions with American Master Bud-Ra-KCri-Da. All questions will be answered. 380 E. Mesquite St., Gilbert, 85296. Tim. 480-282-2963. St. Philips Saturday Farmers’ Market – 9am2pm. 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 and Campbell. 520-603-8116.

Guided Meditation – 9:30-10am. Relax into the weekend with a guided meditation. Explore various Tibetan meditations. Open to all levels. Led by Bradford Trojan. Free. 314 E 6th. 520-955-9632. Kaballah – 10am-noon. 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. 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. Tucson Neuropathy Support Group – 1-2pm. 2nd Saturday. Tucson Medical Center, 5301 E Grant Rd. Rincon room, Alamo Building. For information, contact Alex 520-749-2583. Wise Women Drumming – 1-3pm, 1st and 3rd Saturday. No experience needed; please bring your drum, come and have fun. Mature women over 50. No children. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northwest Tucson, 3601 W Cromwell Dr. 520-797-9323. Saturdays with Joe Pinella – 2pm. Tai Chi Kung and Qi Gong by reservation only. Specializing in medical therapy for arthritis and other pain issues. Contact Joe at Toastmasters – 4:30pm.  Join this fun group to develop your speaking talents and leadership skills in a supportive group setting.  Improve your relationships at work, social settings and home. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco. Rm. 3.

sunday Satsang with Spiritual Sanity For Humanity – By Phone. Spiritual occasions with American Master Bud-Ra-KCri-Da. All questions will be answered. 380 E. Mesquite St., Gilbert, 85296. Tim. 480-282-2963. Silent Prayer and Meditation – 8:50-9:30am. We join in consciousness with the monthly Silent Unity message. Unity Church of Peace welcomes all who wish to explore their innate Wholeness. 1551 S Eastside Loop #121, 520-546-3696. Info@ God Dwells Within – 9-10am: Meditation. 1011am: Service. Inspirational services harmonize body, mind, and soul with Paramahansa Yogananda’s timeless, scientific methods of yoga meditation. Tucson Meditation Group of SelfRealization Fellowship, 1702 E Prince Rd, Suite 140. 520-792-6544, Mystic Messengers Psychic Fair – 9am-4pm. 1st Sunday (second Sun if a holiday). Readers, healers, intuitives, vendors. Windmill Suites, St Philip’s Plaza (Campbell and River). Admission free. Readings and healings: $20 for 15 minutes. 520-742-9905, Tucson Farmers’ Market at St. Philips Plaza – 9am-1pm. Organic produce, fresh baked goods, custom blended teas, fresh roasted coffees, rangefed meats, gourmet soups and sauces, tamales and more. Intersection of River and Campbell. 520-882-2157. September



Unity of Tucson Services – 9am and 11am. Earnest. Humorous. Spiced with Law of Attraction teachings for joyful lifestyles. Meditative ambience. National flags of the world adorn Sanctuary walls. Bagels at 10am. 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-577-3300. “Advice for Life with Prayers for World Peace” – 10am. With Western Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Lingpur. Drop-in classes.   Everyone welcome. Free. Tara Center, 1701 E Miles St. 520-441-1417. Ask a Nurse – 10am and 12pm. 1st and 3rd Sundays.  Call Nurse Practitioner Mary Kelley for appointment for screenings, prescriptions, and treatment.  Insurance, Medicare and donations accepted. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco. 520-490-2035. Center for Spiritual Living Tucson Sunday Celebration Services - Meditation at 10am. Adult and youth services at 10:30am. The KIVA of The Jr. League of Tucson, 2099 E River Rd. 520-3191042, CosmoServices – 10am. Revelatory Teachings & discussions from The URANTIA Book Avalon Gardens EcoVillage, Tumacacori. Spiritual Leaders Gabriel of Urantia and Niánn Emerson Chase. Hear CosmoWorship Bright & Morning Star Choir. Organic lunch follows. Tours available. Call first. 520-603-9932. Inspirational Services – 10am-2pm. Word of inspiration, healing, meditation, psychic messages. United Fellowship Chapel, 4718 E Hawthorne St., 520-327-0142. Celebration at Unity Church of Peace – 10:3011:30am. Inspiring, empowering and supporting positive spiritual growth. Learn, laugh, sing, and celebrate Oneness in a warm, welcoming community. Sunday school and midweek classes available. 1551 S. Eastside Loop #121. 520-546-3696. AI CHI – 11am. Moving  warm water  meditation. Breathing deeply, we connect to our source. Helps relieve chronic pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, fatigue, grief, PMS,  stress. $15/Drop-in, $50/4 consecutive classes. Connie. 520-245-6616. Community Interfaith Church Services – 11am. Sunday Celebration Service, healing the planet, honoring all religions as legitimate pathways to God. Rev. George Wrigley. 6265 N La Canada, at Orange Grove, SW corner. 520-861-8734. Sunday Service – 11am. Coffee & conversation 10:30. 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@ Tarot & Angel Card Readings – 11am-3pm. 3rd Sunday. $20/ for 15 min. “Day Spa”, 4608 E Grant Road. 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. 40


Community Gathering – 2pm, 3rd Sunday. Gathering will be followed by Satsang (fellowship with like-minded folk). Bring finger foods to share. Service is held at 1002 E Prince Rd. Linda Kavak. 520-490-3872. Curves Laughter YogHA Club – 5:30pm. Come laugh for the health of it. Free. 2816 N. Campbell Ave. Albertson’s Center, northeast corner Glenn and Campbell.Harmony 520-449-9401.

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. Donation. 1702 E Prince Rd, #140. 520-792-6544.

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

GET WELL AND STAY WELL WITH ACUPUNCTURE A unique medical approach. Children and adults welcome. Contact Annie, Golden Mountain Acupuncture, 520-991-5614.

ANIMAL COMMUNICATION AND ENERGY HEALING Better understand your animal to enhance your relationship, effectively address behavioral issues, and learn what your pet needs to be well and healthy. Offering online animal communications training. Contact Judy Ferrig, M.S. 520-245-4214.

HEALTHY CAKES, PIES, MUFFINS, BROWNIES now available by special order in Tucson! Organic whole-grain, wheatfree, gluten-free, vegan, no refined sugar, no added fat, diabetic-friendly.  Visit or call Alaine, 323-2368788 to order.

ARE YOU CURIOUS about how Ayurvedic and Photodynamic therapy can improve your life? Call The Holistic Way now to find out. Also offering Cranial-sacral, Iridology and more; 520-303-3931. SPACIOUS, BEAUTIFUL OFFICE available for holistic practitioner with developed practiced who is interested in working as a holistic care team. Intestinal Health Institute, 5th St between Columbus and Swan. 520-325-9686 or email Sheila at CLASS/SEMINAR SPACE Large (512 sq. ft.) room in healing center near downtown available for weekend workshops, weekly classes, or fulltime rental. Ideal for movement (e.g., yoga, tai chi) or meditation class. Free parking, utilities incl. Many rent options--daily, weekly, monthly. Contact Karen at 520-940-0486. Treatment space also available. COLON HYDROTHERAPY Treat yourself to the best therapy around. A great addition to your health regimen. Free phone consultation. Sandra Joy Van Hall, 520-299-5158. ENERGETIC BLESSINGS for your body, life, family, pets. Using profound energies, Janice works with you to shift life situations in a positive direction. 520-877-5039.

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS for full time and part time Physical, Speech, licensed Art therapists. Tucson Speech and Language Center, Inc., 520-298-7883. MEETING ROOM AND PRACTITIONER ROOMS for rent at SpiritsChild Metaphysical Center’s new location at Orange Grove and Thornydale. For more info call SpiritsChild, 520-744-4402. MEETING ROOM Clean attractive space for presentations, therapy groups, meditation, workshops, etc. Welcoming yet professional with natural light. Convenient midtown location, ample off-street parking immediately outside. Rates modest, flexible. Lotus Massage & Wellness Center, 2850 E Grant, 520-326-7700, SEEKING VENDORS FOR FARMER’S MARKETS throughout Tucson with produce, prepared food, “green”/ecological products, health conscious items, artisans and health practitioners. Contact Ed 520-603-8116. WAKE UP WITH MAKE UP The most natural way to enhance your beauty - permanently full lips, french eyeliners, designer eyebrows. 15 years experience, Board Certified. Victoria Gonzalez, 520-850-3208.

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A healthcare professional for 30 years, Annie has an integrated acupuncture practice, alleviating a variety of issues. Gentle and effective. Come experience greater health and wellbeing. SAGUARO CLINIC

Helene Sorkin, L. Ac., NCCAOM Katherine Thompson, L. Ac., NCCAOM 1702 East Prince, #130, 85719 520-319-9711

Practicing acupuncture /acupressure/Chinese herbal medicine for 14 years, Helene brings kindness, attentiveness and thoroughness to you and your treatment to get the best possible results. In this family practice she treats children, teenagers, adults (women’s and men’s issues), elders. 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.

Gain insight into discovering your life purpose with Shamanic Astrology. Readings are done without judgment. Our lives are intimately connected to the biorhythms of the Earth and sky. Erik’s goal is to help people align themselves with their soul’s intent. See ad on page 27.


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 32. DESERT WIND HEALING ARTS Deb Kortyna 7225 N. Paseo Del Norte, 85704 520-360-7469

Experience the difference an integrative bodywork session can make for you. Deb listens to you and we decide what type of session is best for you. Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, CranioSacral Therapy and B.E.S.T can help you feel better and live better. Free phone consultation. See ad on page 32.

INSPIRE PHYSICAL THERAPY Michelle Major-Katz P.T 48 N. Tucson Blvd Suite 100 520-468-2214

Looking for affordable, skilled bodywork? Neck, shoulder, hip, back pain? P.T. meets intuitive, handson bodywork. Feel better after one session and know you’ve found the care you’ve been looking for. Eco-friendly supplies. Insurance, private pay (see website). New office/location. See ad on page 17. JEFF STAYMAN, RN, LMT

Registered Nurse and Licensed Bodyworker 520-261-0777

Jeff has several years experience as a licensed bodyworker and craniosacral therapist, and has clinical experience from being a registered nurse. Jeff is continually exploring new treatment modalities, and offers integrative bodywork that addresses the client’s whole structure for results that last. See ad on page 32. LOTUS MASSAGE & WELLNESS CENTER 2850 E. Grant Road 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 32. LUMINOUS ADVENTURES

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 pages 29 and 32.





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 32. SANTA RITA SPRINGS

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 32. THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE ESSENTIALS Jennifer Howes Lunt, LMT 520-409-2031

Promoting Harmony and Balance to Individuals Seeking Wellness. Jennifer specializes in Prenatal Massage, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hydrotherapy and Injury Management. Go to for baby shower gift ideas, holiday specials and gift certificates. See ad page 32.

business services VIVIANE THOMPSON, CPA, PLLC QuickBooks ProAdvisor 520-822-8208 . 520-481-8015

Expert business advice gained from over 17 years of experience. QuickBooks set up, training, clean up and catch-up. Monthly bookkeeping services and payroll. Tax services for businesses and families. Free one hour consultation. See ad page 31.



chiropractic 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 page 5.

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 Neo-Reichian, Deep Feeling, Regressive Process similar to Bio-energetics and Primal Therapy. Exploring with breath, body awareness, centering and grounding to access anger, fear, grief, longing and restore love, trust, pleasure, fulfillment and aliveness. See ad page 32. HEALTHY COUPLES

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.


Josie Collins MS, CPCC 520-275-6085

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. TRANSFORMATIONAL INTUITIVE GUIDANCE Lucia Maya 520-579-8844

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 pages 29 and 32.

colon hydrotherapy 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. SKYLINE HEALTHWORKS Sandra Joy Van Hall 3966 East Pima, 85712 520-299-5158

Detoxify and improve your health with Colon Hydrotherapy. Let me be your “waste management” expert. Call today for a free phone consultation and have all your questions and concerns answered. Making this a comfortable and “ease-ful” experience is my specialty!

energy work Divine Intentions Sherry DeClercq 520-971-8800

Pranic Healing is a highly evolved system of energy medicine developed by GrandMaster Choa Kok Sui that utilizes prana to balance, harmonize and transform the body’s energy processes. HAWAIIAN ENERGY MEDICINE

Zelie Duvauchelle 520-579-8844

Ho’oponopono is a cleansing of old memories. We are alive to the present without the filters of the past. Our passion for life returns and we see things as they truly are. Whole, complete, one with all that is. See ad on page 29. OPEN PATHWAYS

Judy Ferrig, M.S., IARP Energy, Healing, and Communications 520-245-4214

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

Lynda Abbaraxus Chou Shin Grand Master Tucson Blvd. & 3rd St. 580-743-6230

Twenty years experience supporting people in their holistic health journey. Offering Japanese massage, acupressure, Reiki, EFT, Theta healing, and Past Life Regression therapy. Customized sessions are effective, deeply relaxing and transformative.


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Sharon R. Campbell, NP-C, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner 3055 W. Ina Rd. #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 18.

healthfood stores NEW LIFE HEALTH CENTERS

New Life Health Centers is locally owned and operated. We have been serving Tucson since 1970 with the best products to help you live a long and healthy life. Our motto is “New Life KNOWS Nutrition” We make it our goal to do just that…KNOW nutrition…in order to serve you better. See ad inside back cover.

health screening PROACTIVE HEALTH SOLUTIONS, LLC Lynda Witt ACCT Certified Thermographer 520-235-7036

Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) offers women and men a test of physiology to determine regions of inflammation and abnormal changes that could indicate further investigations are needed. A safe, non-invasive method for breast health screening, with no compression or radiation. FDA approved. Free 30-minute consultation. Call for schedule. See ad page 17.

711 E. Blacklidge Dr., 85719 520-792-0630

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. SUCCULENT RAW TUCSON

Presented by Bee Green Foods Community Potlucks and Educational Classes 520-603-2436

Created by raw food chef and author, Kristen Taylor. Our Spring/Summer program “Vitality Masters Series” has a jam packed calendar of educational workshops and events bringing you the experts in the field of vitality and longevity in a high vibe environment. See ad on page 24.

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

Dr. Mary Beth Ackerley, MD, MDH, is a classicallytrained board-certified psychiatrist and homeopathic physician who specializes in the holistic treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, and menopause through the use of amino acid therapy, hormone replacement, nutritional support and homeopathy. She was appointed by the Governor to sit on the Arizona Board of Homeopathic and Integrated Medicine. See ad page 12.




CARITAS CENTER FOR HEALING 330 E. 16th Street 520-624-2743

For a full-service wellness experience, come to Caritas, where you can receive Imago relationship counseling, acupuncture, massage therapy, CranioSacral therapy, holistic facials and facial reflexology. Select from our panel of six experienced practitioners for the fit that’s right for you! Rental space for classes/workshops is also available in this historic neighborhood near downtown. ENERGY HEALING/EFT – ADV

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. A GIFT OF WELLNESS

Reconnective Healing Practitioner Dr. Gowher R. Jamshedi 520-795-9484 • 520-548-3820

Reconnective Frequencies enable 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

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.



Kimberly Lauger

Certified HANDLE® Practitioner and Instructor 520-907-2842

HANDLE® is a gentle, nondrug approach to understanding and enhancing human function. Kim works with individuals with attention, behavior, or learning differences to function more efficiently in ways that are important to them. ADD? ASD? Memory changes? HANDLE can help! See ad page 8. Movement education Celeste Rogers, LMT Certified Trager Practitioner 520-990-9048

The Trager® Approach works to release old patterns of restriction that create pain and dysfunction and allows you to experience more joy, vitality, ease, and balance in body and mind. Trager uses gentle touch and movement to communicate feelings of lightness, openness and possibility to mind and body. These new feeings can then be recalled and incorporated into new patterns of moving and being. Celeste has been a Certified Trager Practitioner since 1985. REV. JANICE THOMAS, MA, CRS Stress Reduction/Anti-Aging 520-877-5039

Stress is our number one problem these days. There is now a machine available that combines both Photon Light Therapy and Brain Entrancement together to give you what feels like a restful rejuvenating sleep. Treatments can be used for: stress relief, energy renewal, sleep and mood enhancement.


1200 N. El Dorado, #A-150, 85715 520-298-7883

Speech, occupational and music therapy, neurological feedback, many other therapeutic techniques to address ADD, autism, Down’s syndrome, head and stroke injuries, voice disorders, language delays. See ad page 7.

home services PLANET HUGGER 877-624-3326

Residential and commercial eco-friendly maid services throughout Greater Tucson. Don’t want maid service but like our products? We offer our Arizona produced eco-safe cleaning products direct to you. Contact for a free quote on products/maid service. See ad page 6.


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.


928-300-2030 . 520-308-4850

Spiritualist counselor, Rev. Cheney offers 30+ years’ experience to help you with life’s challenges. Contact your guides, angels and loved ones. Life path guidance. Phone or in studio. Dynamic chakra clearing w/tuning forks, color, crystals. Private intuitive lessons. Weddings, Memorials.

medical intuition Nancy Clark, Ph.D.


Are you frustrated by a lack of energy, constant pain or need help making important decisions? Nancy receives insights from your guides. Her energy techniques were given by Spirit. She sees clients and teaches energy medicine around the world. See ad page 26.

meditation BRAIN GURUS

Kelley Graham 3148 East Ft. Lowell, 85716 520-770-1200

At any time, there is only one choice when it comes to brain health: grow or shrink. We show you how to grow your brain. Brain Gurus offers the “Brain Boot Camp”- intensive mind and body training for anyone, anywhere. See ad on page 25.

metaphysical gifts & supplies New Moon Haven

16256 N. Oracle Rd. #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 self-awareness, physical well-being and expanding consciousness. Room Rental available.


A Unique Gift Shop Marana Market Place #120 S.E. Corner Thornydale & Orange Grove 520-744-4402

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El Tigre/Tigress Scented Pheromones Formulator, Debbie Shaw

Your resource for one-of-akind gifts including crystals, jewelry, candles, music, books and spiritual tools for practitioners and students alike. See the calendar section for personal and spiritual development classes, workshops and book signings. Truly a spiritual oasis awaiting your exploration. New location. See ad page 33.

El Tigre/Tigress Scented Pheromones may help with peri-menopausal symptoms, feelings of anxiety, depression, sexual frustration and self-doubt. Be a more appealing, hotter, sexier you without trying. Use our pheromones. Limited time only, $5 off 1st bottle. See ad page 30.

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Dr. Saber, NMD

WellnessFIRST! 3861 N First Ave, 85729 520-668-0039

Dr Saber NMD practices Functional Medicine. Using plant medicines, homeopathy and when necessary prescriptions. She uses tools from many arenas to diagnose the core issue, then she uses those tools to walk with you on your journey to optimal health. See ad pages 15.

outdoor living Pangaea Mountain Guides 520-400-9890 . 207-664-9668

PMG are skilled American Moun-tain Guide Cert-ified guides who specialize in climbing, bouldering, hiking, backpacking and outdoor adventures of all terrain. Our guides are friendly, knowledgeable and ready to give you the experience of a lifetime. Come climb and explore Arizona. See ad page 21.

photography Chad E. Might Photography B.F.A. Free-Lance Photographer 520-488-6834

Chad E. Might, owner and photographer, has a true passion for photography. His company can handle almost anything: fine-art portraiture, architecture, products, weddings, freelance work and more. Chad holds a B.F.A. in Photography and Commercial Photography.


A Holistic approach to Health & Beauty. Raquel specializes in Natural Skincare & Massage Therapy. Visit Lakali. com, your wellness sanctuary, for more information on how you can return to the pure essentials of well-being.

I-KO-I SALON AND SPA 3161 N. Country Club Rd. # 101 520-881-6096.

No-toxic smell nail salon. Manicures $15, Pedicures $25 -featuring individually cleaned pipe-less jets bowl, detoxify $15. No DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde in products. No-Ammonia hair color and perm. Also, Organic Desert Honey. Fresh Royal Jelly and more bee products. Call 520-881-6096.


Mark McMahon 520-270-7083

Dynamic modality for releasing aches and pains, clearing mental/emotional blocks and opening psychic and spiritual potentials. Easy as breating, fun as dancing. Groups and OneOn-One. Free video. See ad on page 13.




spiritual teachings CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING - TUCSON Rev. Donald Graves Office & Education Center 3895 N. Alvernon Way, 85718 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. Jr. League of Tucson, 2099 E. River Road. See ad page 24.


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

Devotional Services: Sundays 10am-11am.Meditation Services: Sunday 9am10am & 6pm-8pm, Wednesday 6pm-8pm, Friday 7pm-8:30pm. SPIRITUAL SANITY FOR HUMANITY

Bud-Ra-KCri-Da Tim Becker 380 E. Mesquite St. Gilbert, 85296 480-282-2963

Join us for a weekly spiritual occasion with American Master Bud-Ra-KCri-Da. Bask in the blessing grace and love of a realized transmitting Spiritual Master. Gain new perspectives on the most direct path to divine realization. All questions answered. See ad on page 28.



Tara Mahayana Buddhist Center 1701 E. Miles St, 85719 520-441-1617

Learn time-tested methods for finding peace of mind - the key to happiness. Weekly classes in Buddhist meditation and philosophy, prayer services, retreats and spiritual advice with Resident teacher Gen Kelsang Lingpur and senior practitioners. Everyone welcome. THE TEMPLE OF THE PRESENCE


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

Self-Realization/PsychicDevelopment to know thyself, to heal, and to change is available on an individual basis. The Meta-physical Principles Course is an indepth study of metaphysics. In the Universal Metaphysics course one learns the definitions. In the Seminary, one may become an ordained minister. See ad page 33.

11902 East Irvington Road (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.

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. See ad page 26.

The Temple of Universality 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. Please note new address!

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

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.”

wellness centers WHOLINITI ARTZ

Tucson IANDS Experience Sharing (TIES)

Facilitators: Chuck & Susan 520-395-2365

Information and sharing of NDEs and similar transformative experiences. Open to public. Everyone has experiences worth sharing. Second Thursdays monthly, 6:30pm at Unity Church of Tucson. “The experience of being human TIES us all together as one!”

Scott Sheldon, HHP, CPT Certified Health Practitioner NASM Certified Personal Trainer 4980 N Sabino Canyon Rd., 85750 520-760-2380

Offering health analysis and solutions utilizing the Inergetix C.O.R.E. with remedy analysis, organ balancing frequency therapies, cold laser and much more. Scott Provides Acugraph Meridian Anaylsis, ion energy footbaths, nutritional supplementation and personal fitness training. See ad on page 30.

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