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Okay, this is the month for Valentine’s Day! Let’s see, flowers? Oh yes, cut bouquet or live, hmm? Live plant, definitely. I can put it into the garden later. Cute card? Definitely. Store-bought or ecard, hmm? I’m tempted to save paper, but digital is not so personal. Hey, I can make my own card from the pictures I was saving to make…that thing…whatever it was. Dinner out? Definitely, there’s this new little gluten-free café that just opened up downtown. Wonder if we’ll need reservations? Champagne? Okay, everything in moderation. Jewelry? Well, maybe. J What am I forgetting? Oh, of course, the CHOCOLATE! Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, purple chocolate—whatever ends with the word chocolate sounds good to me. Wait a minute! Chocolate isn’t good for me, is it? It’s just candy. And here we are with a special issue about how to gain and maintain better heart health. Look at all these articles by our great writers, some of them are even doctors and scientists, and they all say…what’s this? In our Conscious Eating department— an article, “Chocolate as Health Food,” by Judith Fertig, one of our best authors. There’s even a picture of the drippy brown stuff oozing down from the top of the page. It turns out that if we stay away from the cheap commercial brands that are full of bad stuff and stick to the high-cacao varieties, it can be a superfood with more antioxidants than goji berries, so it’s actually good for our hearts. And there are recipes…oh dear. In our feature article by National Editor Linda Sechrist, “Rethinking Hearth Health,” you will learn about many of the cutting-edge developments in cardiac science that include not only technical advances, but recent realizations about the relationship between mind and body that present new pathways to wellness. Speaking of things that are both fun and good for you, the Body & Sol Women’s Expo, sponsored by Natural Awakenings, March 8 and 9 at the Tucson Convention Center, is almost upon us. It’s been a long time coming and I’m sure you won’t want to miss out on this fabulous premier event. Happy Valentine’s Day! I love you all!

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

20 BODY AND SOL EXPO

TO ENRICH TUCSON COMMUNITY by Martin Miron

24 CRYSTAL

SOUND HEALING by Dale Bruder

26 RETHINKING

HEART HEALTH

Pioneering Doctors and Patients Reinvent Cardio Care by Linda Sechrist

Open House

Feb 5th, 5:30, March 5th, 5:30

29 HEALING HURT

A Hawaiian Mantra Lets Love Back In

32 LOVE MAGNET

Katherine Woodward Thomas on Drawing True Love Our Way by Debra Melani

36 HOME SAFE HOME

Practical Pillars of Well-Being

by Christa O’Leary

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38 QUIET KIDS IN

A NOISY WORLD Bringing Out the Best in Introverts by Meredith Montgomery

40 CHOCOLATE AS HEALTH FOOD

Arizona School of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

Boosting Diets and Heart Health by Judith Fertig

42 CARDIAC CARE FOR PETS

How to Keep Little Hearts Humming by Shawn Messonnier

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newsbriefs Making a Meaningful Valentine Experience

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or Valentine’s Day, Caritas Center for Healing is offering Getting the Love You Want workshop on February 14, 15 and 16 to invest in and foster loving relationships, because many people are yearning for a way to revitalize their connection and often feel tired and dissatisfied with old traditions of cards, candy and flowers. Karen Olson is a licensed professional counselor who has been practicing Imago Couples Therapy for five years. In 2013, she completed extensive training to become a presenter of the workshops, created by bestselling author Dr. Harville Hendrix. She is happy to offer an alternative to couples that will give them a real and practical way to revitalize romance and begin creating the relationship of their dreams. Location: 330 E. 16th St. For more information, call 520-940-0486, email Karen@CaritasHealing.com or visit CaritasHealing.com. See ad, page 13.

AAH! Acupuncture Now Open at Perfit Pilates

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ea Siebert, a certified consulting hypnotist, acupuncturist, nationally certified diplomate in Oriental medicine and Reiki master, has opened a Lea Siebert new integrative holistic health clinic, AHH! Acupuncture, Herbology & Hypnosis, inside Perfit Pilates Studio, 6761 East Tanque Verde Suite 5, in northeast Tucson. Siebert is available for private sessions and group and corporate presentations, offering group hypnosis for a variety of topics, including stress reduction, improved confidence, creative collaboration, and specific health topics. With more than a decade in natural health after a career as a teacher, Siebert offers confident, gentle, empathetic, customized and effectively combined services that include acupuncture, Chinese herbal and food medicine, tuina (Chinese medical massage), Zen shiatsu (gentle Japanese acupressure and stretches), reflexology, Kaufman’s Pain Neutralization Technique, qigong, and hypnosis. Other integrated therapies include hypno-puncture, acu-sage and ReikiHo’oponopono with bodywork and/or acupuncture. Siebert will make a Stress-Less sampler presentation at 3:30 p.m., February 1, at Dolly Quinn Salonspa. Reservations are required. Cost is $15. Event location: 6823 N. Camino Principal. For more information, call 520-686-4999 or visit AbundantQi.com.

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Crystal Bowl Concerts and Workshops

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inging bowls are amazing tools, assisting and accelerating transformation, meditation and the healing arts. Crystal Tones presents international bowl master Rasamayi in a Meet Your Bowl-Mate workshop, from 7 to 9 p.m., February 2. Attendees may bring their own singing bowls. Platinum Consciousness, from 7 to 8:30, February 10, features singing bowl practitioner Ingrid A. Foster in an enchanting sound bath with the Platinum Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls and Platinum Beings. She is a channel for the angelic energies and expansive consciousness of the Platinum Realm. In a Platinum Consciousness workshop, from 7 to 9 p.m., February 11, Foster conducts a guided meditation with the Platinum Alchemy Singing Bowls to help enhance awareness and align participants with the Platinum Realm. Cost: love offering. Location: Grand Temple showroom tent, behind lobby outside of Days Inn, 222 South Fwy. For more information, call 520-440-7820, email 333lupito@gmail.com or visit CrystalSingingBowls.com. See ad, page 11.

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Four Weeks to Weight Loss at Tula Wellness

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Cost is $299, including initial physician consultation, four weekly follow-up visits with physician/coach, body composition analysis, individualized diet plan and all program materials. Location: 2200 East River Rd., Ste. 109. For more information, call 520-577-1129, email Info@TulaWellnessMD.com or visit TulaWellnessMD.com. See ad, pages 3 and 19. 9

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onbalance May, LMT, in the owner of Intuitive comfort of your Hands Massage Therapy, own home or has begun offering business. I new in-home massage travel to you! therapy services. He says, “Tucson residentson first $10 discount Donsession May, LMT can now enjoy the 520-730-0656 deeply healing benefits DonMay.MassageTherapy.com of therapeutic massage in the comfort of their own homes. Those who suffer from chronic pain or injuries, or who need support with stress relief, now have the option of at-home bodywork support.” With the added convenience and privacy of this new onsite service, May hopes that more people will be able to enjoy the many benefits of therapeutic massage. With 10 years of experience, he customizes and adapts each massage to meet the changing needs of each client with integrative bodywork that blends traditional massage modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue and trigger point, with craniosacral and Reiki. May also specializes in prenatal/pregnancy massage and chair massage for businesses, nonprofit organizations and special events. For more information, call 520-730-0656, email Intuitive.Hands@yahoo.com or visit DonMay.MassageTherapy.com. See ad, page 35.

Tai Chi Training for Practitioners

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PH presents a Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention instructor workshop at the Tucson Therapeutic Recreation Center, taught by master trainer Marty Kidder, on April 26 and 27. This workshop is for health and wellness practitioners and others that have a desire to learn and share the health benefits of the world-renowned program from the TaiChi for Health Institute. The demand for more qualified instructors will continue to increase as more people experience the benefits of tai chi and qigong, more health practitioners prescribe tai chi for their patients, and more focus is on the cost of falls and the rise of arthritis in America. The fee includes Tai Chi for Arthritis two-DVD set, TCA handbook, two instructional wall charts, electronic resource manual and morning and afternoon tea breaks. TCA Part II will be offered May 3 and 4. Cost is $225 by Mar. 1. Location: 1000 S. Randolph Way. For more information, call 520-780-6751, email HeatherChalon@yahoo.com or visit MoveIntoWellbeing.com. Register at TaiChiForHealthInstitute.org/workshops/calendar.

Begin a Personal Journey to Healing

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inda Johns, owner of Journey to Healing, is beginning a news series, Raising Your Vibration to 5-D, that provides a deeper awareness into self and healing at a Soul Memory Discovery level, which taps into the unlimited wisdom and gives skills and steps towards the mastery of being light. This six-month series will meet from 1 to 1:30 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month, beginning February 22. For those interested in learning and developing the healing arts for self, others and animals, her series, Awakening Your Intuitive Healer, provides an excellent foundation that builds upon itself. This course teaches how to create a strong, healthy internal and external energy field, and shows how to balance the chakras and auric field while developing the ability to receive intuitive guidance and channel healing energy. The nine-month series meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month, beginning March 8. Johns also offers classes in Animal Communication, Reiki for people and for animals, Shamanic Journeys and many other special interest classes. For more information, 520-825-4645 or visit JourneyToHealing.com.

Consider the Benefits of Acupuncture Acupuncture relaxes the mind and body, increases circulation, reduces inflammation and restores internal balance. Other positive effects include increased vitality, less stress and an overall sense of well-being.

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Be Smart about Falling in Love

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f you can get real about the challenges of having a healthy love relationship, you can then do something different, and have a good chance at having many happy Valentine’s Days. Are you smart in love? If you’re willing to get expert support and guidance, you Are smart! Relationships are complex. Don’t go it alone. Get skilled input. Are you really smart? Then you get guidance before you meet your partner, or when you first start dating, and certainly before you make a commitment. Most people follow their animal instincts when starting and continuing a relationship. They go by feelings and aren’t using their thinking brain. Going solely by feelings is not working, but few people try a thinking and feeling route. Do you follow your heart in love? How do you know it’s love? Maybe it’s lust. Maybe it’s that you’re finally not lonely. Maybe it’s that you feel a sense of security. Just what is making your choices in love? You want to give some guided thought to that, or else you’ll end up in a pile of ashes, like so many relationships. To have a healthy relationship you need to make three commitments: resolving significant emotional upsets or distancing; treating one another with kindness and respect at all times, no matter how you feel; utilizing a skilled third party when you can’t do one and two on your own. Most people don’t know how to resolve anger and conflict. If you don’t, you’re dead in the water. Most people think they have a solid commitment to treat one another with kindness and respect, but fall way short when they get upset. So, be smart. Get support. Be happy. Bill White, at Healthy Couples love and relationship coaching for singles and couples, works with couples to resolve anger, arguments, emotional distancing, broken trust and childhood. For more information or a free consultation, call 520-319-9132, email Bill@TheHealthyCouple.com or visit TheHealthyCouple.com.

GEM SHOW ALERT!

2014 Tucson Gem show - Jan 31 to Feb 15 - Tucson, Arizona Visit the Crystal Tones Grand Temple Showroom Tent at the Globex International Gem Show. This magnificent energetic oasis offers a dazzling assortment of gemstone Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls, plus: • Live performances by Crystal Bowl Masters and Artists • Sound Healing sessions • Crystal Bowl attunements and classes • Liquid Crystal Movement Meditations and much more Crystal Bowl Master and Sounds True recording artist Tryshe Dhevney directs the newest Crystal Tones Temple permanently located in our Days Inn Premier Showroom. Call for Appointment

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Bio-Touch Provides Credits for Massage Therapists

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assage therapists are required to earn continuing education units (CEU) annually and now, Bio-Touch: International Foundation of Bio-Magnetics (IFBM) provides an affordable way to satisfy that professional requirement. IFBM will conduct a practitioner training program March 15 and 16, at the Bio-Touch Center in Tucson, yielding 10 CEUs approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). “I have found Bio-Touch to be very helpful in assisting clients to relax more completely, which is much easier on my body to accomplish the task before me,” says Morgan Hutchenson, a licensed massage therapist and certified practitioner of Bio-Touch. “It’s another way for their bodies to get a message to heal themselves.” Location: 5634 E. Pima St. For more information, call 520-323-7951 or 1-877-473-3812, email Office@JustTouch.com or visit JustTouch.com to register. See ad, page 35.


Brand-New Local Skin Care from Natural Way Wellness Spa

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rescott College is offering a six-month certificate in coaching as part of a program approved through the International Coaching Federation. The next session will be held from March 28 through August 31. It includes one full weekend of in-person training per month and one follow up evening teleclass in-between trainings. Coaching is a professional approach that fosters innovation between individuals and/ or groups in a variety of personal or professional settings. Coach training is perfect for heart-centered individuals, managers and business owners that desire an integrative approach to manifesting successful outcomes. Professionals can take their career to the next level by learning a heart-centered, innovative and empowering approach to time, life and business management. This inspiration-based approach is called coaching. Tuition reimbursement is available through some employers. For more information, contact Laurel Inman, PCC, BCC, at 520-309-1777, or visit Prescott.edu. See ad, page 16.

he new organic Humble Skin Care line from Natural Way Wellness Spa, developed over the last two years, includes two cleansers, two toners, an acneic mask, a dry skin mask, an exfoliate, an anti-aging serum, an acne serum, a natural face lift treatment, a full line of chakra balancing oils and two moisturizing oils. Each product is natural, never tested on animals, environmentally friendly and contains six ingredients or less. The line is available at the company’s storefront and website, as well as HumbleSkin.com. Owner Lily Gabriel says, “The Ageless Serum and Flash Masque have been quickly building a reputation for their incredible results. Pictures can be seen on the Humble Skin Care website, and it is hard to believe they are not Photoshopped.” Location: 526 N. 4th Ave. For more information, call 520-882-8828, email Contact@NaturalWayWellnessSpa.com or visit NaturalWayWellnessSpa.com. See ad, page 15.

Dr. Rupert Sheldrake to Appear in Tucson

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ritish Biologist Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world’s most controversial scientists, will be participating in two discussions in Tucson on February 9 at the Berger Performing Arts Center. His topics are The Science Delusion: Freeing the Spirit of Inquiry and The Science of Psychic Phenomenon. Sheldrake is the author of 80 scientific papers and 11 books on controversial subjects, including The Physics of Angels, The Sense of Being Stared At, and The Science Delusion. In these discussions, he will show how the sciences are being constricted by assumptions that have hardened into dogmas. Sheldrake argues that science would be better off and more free, interesting and fun without them. He will also share some of his extensive research into the science of psychic phenomena and how it is much more common than most people think. Sheldrake was a fellow of Cambridge University and director of their Perrott-Warrick Project. He is a visiting professor at the Graduate Institute, in Connecticut, and a fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Location: 1100 Speedway Blvd. For more information, call 443-602-6941, email JoshuaDanHorner@yahoo.com or visit NewGroundevents.com and Sheldrake.org. Interview available at ttbook.org/book/rupert-sheldrake-science-set-free.

Celebrate the Good that is God! THE HOUSE OF

LOVE & LIGHT

Sundays 10:00 AM Meditation, Music & More! Quality Inn & Suites 7411 N. Oracle Road, Tucson www.houseofloveandlight.org TucsonHLL@gmail.com or call: 520-329-7250

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Kadampa Head to Speak in Tucson

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he National Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition, Gen Kelsang Rigpa, will be making his first visit ever to Tucson and will give a public talk, Living Lightly, for anyone interested in learning how we can learn to enjoy a healthy, balanced state of mind, even in the midst of our busy, modern lives, from 4 to 5: 30 p.m., February 2 , at the Tucson YWCA. Attendees will learn how to overcome stress, anxiety and frustration through meditation and mindful living. Sponsored by Kadampa Meditation Center Arizona, the talk is based on the acclaimed book, Modern Buddhism, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, and Rigpa will explain both how our experience of happiness and our well-being are closely related to our state of mind. With simple daily meditations, we can experience a sense of inner peace and well-being, reduce stress, boost our energy, and improve our health.

Location: 525 Bonita Ave. For more information and tickets, call 520-441-1617, email Info@MeditationInTucson.org, or visit MeditationInTucson.org.

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Caritas Center for Healing has space available! - enjoy independence of running your own practice - be part of a cooperative focused on natural healing - class room and treatment rooms available - flexible rates that suit YOUR needs Call 520-940-0486 or email karen@caritashealing.com See photos at caritashealing.com


Sustainable Before Sustainability Was Cool

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est-Techs is a pest control company started by Phyllis Farenga in 1982 that uses environmentally lowimpact products whenever possible predominately for commercial accounts. She holds an A-class license that allows her to perform pest control in all categories of structural pest control. It was one of the first pest control companies to embrace eco-friendly pest management services. Pest-Techs was using integrated pest management (IPM) methodologies before IPM was widely known, and is a leader in the use of reduced-risk pesticide systems. Pest-Techs specializes in using the safest and most effective technologies available in pest management. Pest-Techs can help organizations maintain their LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building certifications and even increase the number of LEED points available. Farenga holds a certificate in Purdue Pest Control Management from State University New York at Farmingdale University, and was trained by Dr. Austin Frishman, a noted Cornell entomologist. For more information, call 520-682-3399 or visit Pest-Techs.com. See ad, page 25.

Learn About Healing at Mind, Body, Spirit Fair

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ystic Candles will hold a Mind, Body, Spirit Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., February 22, Prize drawings will be offered throughout the day and winners will be contacted by email. Sergio Castro is a licensed massage therapist who works at Xanadu salon, in Tucson. Susan Hannah is an intuitive and Reiki master teacher who offers spiritual life coaching, Reiki, and psychic readings. Frank Ramos is a certified reflexologist who has been in practice more than 14 years and makes house calls all over the Tucson area. David Bodell offers gemstone and crystal readings to discover how our past, present, and future affect each other. He also includes a health reading. Nancy Parsons is a medium who is supported by her use of tarot and angel cards. Brandon Strabala makes Organites (positive energy generators); he will have them for sell and also be giving demonstrations on how to make them. Kat Riegel is an animal communicator who is able to assist people in getting a better understanding of their pets. Stuart Washburn is a Reiki master who uses his empathic gifts to enhance his energy work. Location: 6546 E. 22nd St. For more information, call 520-721-1011 or visit MysticCandles.org.

Medicine Wheel Debuts New Improved Website

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r. Steven Swidler and Dr. Kenneth Glass have upgraded their Medicine Wheel Dental & Wellness Center website, adding new services such as Urgent Care with Dr. Jim Keane during this cold and flu season. Visitors to the site will be able to experience a completely new and enhanced online wellness practice and learn the benefits of whole body wellness through proper dental care, including holistic dentistry, alternative root canal treatments, safe mercury removal, medical services and body/jaw alignment. Location: 4650 W. Jojoba Dr. For more information, call 520-743-7101, email Marketing@MedicineWheelWellness.com or visit MedicineWheelWellness.com. See ad, back cover.

Grandma’s House Opens to Welcome Small Pets

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veryone loves their pet and wants the best care possible for them, and Grandma’s House Dog Boarding, LLC, offers cage-free pet daycare and boarding services for small dogs, in addition to in-home pet care and dog sitting. Owner Lanae McDade started Grandma’s in November 2009, and says, “At Grandma’s House, you run inside and out, roll in soft grass. sniff the gardens and chase the birds, walk to the park, and even sleep in Grandma’s bed. You’ll never get put in a cage or left alone.” Licensed & insured. Location: 5019 E. Timrod St. For more information, call 520-979-2539, email LanaeMcdade@hotmail.com or visit DogBoardingTucson.com or Facebook.com/houseofgrandma.

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Traditional Health Benefits of Hawthorne Berries

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erbs comprise a substantial part of traditional health care. Many may be consumed with food or infused into tea while others work well applied directly to skin. Examples include celery used for joint health, sage for digestion and rosemary for circulation. According to the American Journal of Health (2003), Hawthorne berries prove helpful in supporting aging vascular systems, which can lose elasticity and become increasingly rigid due to lack of copper in the diet which authors note, helps build flexible collagen; and can be exacerbated by poor Vitamin C intake which results in scarring on the inside of the blood vessels (Nature Genetics, February 2004). With the heart continually pumping blood through the body, a rigid vasculature structure can raise blood pressure, causing the heart has to work harder and all the systems become stressed. Hawthorne berries work to tone the heart muscle and relax vasculature tissues, according to most sources of herbal information. (HerbalWisdom.com). This twophased effect is generally noticeable within the first week of taking Hawthorne berries. (Whole berries are preferred to tinctures or extracts that fracture or leave out essential nutrition components that work best in combination.) Hawthorne berries have even been associated with the correction of some arrhythmias, easing of congestive heart-failure symptoms and improvement in the condition of the interior walls of blood vessels, according to Pittler, Schmidt and Ernst in the American Journal of Medicine (2003). Hawthorne berries, like many other herbs, are available in supplement form under a variety of brand names. It’s a good practice to test a few and find the one that works best, then keep the bottle refrigerated to extend shelf life. Primary source: Steve Frank, founder and managing partner, Nature’s Rite LLC. For more information, email SteveF@NaturesRiteRemedies.com or visit MyNaturesRite.com/blog. See ad, page 37.

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Nostalgia Arms Us for the Future

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aving lingering fond memories of happy times, once actually thought to be a psychiatric disorder, have now been confirmed as a healthy and, ultimately, positive activity. Most people experience nostalgia at least once a week and nearly half of those surveyed reported experiencing it three or four times a week, say researchers at England’s University of Southampton. When speaking wistfully of the past, individuals are usually reconstructing happy memories of family and friends, and typically become more optimistic about the future, reports lead researcher and Social Psychologist Constantine Sedikides, Ph.D., who observes, “Nostalgia makes us a bit more human.” The Southampton paper, presented to the American Psychological Association, meshes well with another study confirming that nostalgic memories inspire positive feelings of joy, high self-regard, belonging and meaningfulness in life. In two studies, social psychologists at North Dakota State University found that past fond memories help us become more self-confident and cope better in the present. “We see nostalgia as a psychological resource that people can dip into to conjure the evidence they need to assure themselves that they’re valued,” says lead researcher Clay Routledge.

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Early Warnings of Heart Troubles Differ for Women

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omen may worry more about breast cancer, but in reality, heart disease is the top killer of American women, claiming 300,000 lives a year, 7.5 times the number that die of breast cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although heart disease is more often perceived as a men’s issue, since 1984 more women have died of heart disease than men. Part of the reason may be that women’s heart attacks can differ from men’s and the American Heart Association (AHA) warns that women often fail to recognize the symptoms, ranging from torso aches and pains and nausea to anxiety, shortness of breath, dizziness and extreme fatigue. They may experience subtle symptoms for months and write them off as byproducts of menopause, heartburn or effects of aging. The National Institutes of Health states that 43 percent of women that have heart attacks experience no chest pain. The difference between the more subtle signs of a heart attack in women and the more dramatic signs in men may help explain why 75 percent of men, prompted to act quickly, survive a first heart attack, while only 62 percent of women do, according to the AHA. “Research shows that women may not be diagnosed or treated as aggressively as men,” notes the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.


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special Rethinking Health Matters online radio show, hosted by Natural Awakenings National Editor Linda Sechrist from 3 to 4:30 p.m. EST, February 7, will highlight the importance of independent media in informing the public about natural health care options. Guests will include several Natural Awakenings publishers and Scott Tips, president of Natural Health Federation, an international educational nonprofit that protects access to healthy food and supplements and alternative therapies without government restrictions. Additional guests are Joanne Quinn, Ph.D., executive director of the Foundation for Alternative and Integrative Medicine, which collects clinical data to advance nontoxic, cost-effective therapies, plus international research consultant Ferdinando Pisani Massamormile. Also participating are Dr. James Forleo, author of Health is Simple, Disease is Complicated; Dr. Constance Casebolt, owner of South Carolina’s Greenville Functional Medicine; and Sayer Ji, founder of GreenMedInfo. com, the world’s foremost open-access, natural medicine database. To listen, visit Rethinking Health Matters at BlogTalkRadio.com/greenmedradio.

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avigating new cosmetic products can be a daunting and expensive task, so here is some basic ingredient information to make an informed buying decision. The short answer to whether eyelash and eyebrow enhancers really work is thankfully, yes, they do. But some work better than others and some have significant side effects or contain only a minimum of the active ingredient. The key active ingredient is myristoyl pentapeptide-17 (MP-17), an amino acid chain that enhances the body’s keratin production (a major component of hair). Next comes a nice mix of moisturizers and conditioners like hyaluronic acid, panthenol or a high quality oil to nourish the new growth. Finally, pick the product with enough percentage of MP-17 to actually make a visible difference. The ratio of active ingredient to filler to preservatives is what determines the price range of these products. Unwanted ingredients include prostaglandins or their derivatives, which require a doctor’s prescription. There is also a prostaglandin derivative available over the counter, so beware. Prostaglandins do enhance hair growth, but are also responsible for side effects such as iris discoloration, redness and irritation, and unwanted hair growth. Any cosmetic product used near the eye has the potential to cause irritation, so choose wisely. Enhancers stimulate the hair’s keratin production, which leads to longer, stronger lashes. There are three stages of hair growth: the new hair that is growing (anagen), the mature hair (catagen) and the hair that’s getting ready to fall out (telogen). By applying an enhancer directly to the follicle, the strand receives extra keratin during the anagen (first) phase, causing it to grow stronger and thicker. MP-17 works on the first stage of growth, and the conditioners work on the second stage to enhance and maintain those beautiful new lashes and brows. Results vary, depending on individual hair growth cycles—four to six weeks, on average. Any product that claims results any sooner than three weeks is suspect. For continued results, continuous daily application is needed (usually at night). It is a good idea to discuss cosmetic ingredients before purchasing them with a licensed skin care professional. If they recommend a particular brand, always be sure to ask why, and if the ingredients are listed or are hidden under the “proprietary blend” guise. Also good to know is whether the manufacturer does animal testing and can stand behind their product’s results based on clinical trials. Nadia Hlibka is a licensed aesthetician and co-owner, with Amanda Richards, of Indigo Oasis, a natural skincare salon/spa in Tucson. See ad, page 19.

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Many Animals Mate for Life Humans like to think of themselves as unique when it comes to taking vows of togetherness. But a surprising number of other species in the animal kingdom provide sterling examples of fidelity, monogamy and lifelong pairing. Gibbons, of the ape family, are the nearest relatives to humans that mate for life. They form extremely strong pairings and both sexes are on relatively equal footing in their relationships. Bald eagles, our national emblem, typically mate for life, except in the event of a partner’s inability to procreate. Wolves, often portrayed as tricksters in folklore, conduct a family life more loyal than many human relationships. Wolf packs typically comprise a male, a female and their offspring, making them akin to a human nuclear family. Swans form monogamous pair bonds that last for many years or even for life. Their loyalty is so storied that the image of two swans swimming with their necks entwined in the shape of a heart has become a universal symbol of true love. French angelfish are seldom found far from their mate, because they live, travel and even hunt in pairs. The fish form monogamous relationships that often last as long as both individuals are alive. In fact, they act as a team to vigorously defend their territory against neighboring pairs. Other examples include albatrosses, African antelopes, black vultures, Malagasy giant rats, prairie voles, sandhill cranes, termites and, of course, turtle doves. To view images, visit Tinyurl.com/AnimalMatePics and Tinyurl.com/Animal MatesSlideshow.

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Turning Agri-Waste to Good Use Cement that incorporates waste ash from sugar production is not only stronger than ordinary cement, it also qualifies as a greener building material. Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen, in Denmark, have found that cement made with sugar cane ash mixed in is stronger, can withstand higher pressure and crumbles less than ordinary cement. In countries where sugar cane is grown, such as Cuba and Brazil, this agricultural waste product has been added to cement for years. Extracting sugar from the cane typically leaves a lot of fiber waste that is burned into ash, discarded and then requires disposal. Using sugar cane ash also can lower the energy use and carbon footprint of cement production. Heloisa Bordallo, a researcher at the Institute, comments, “You are saving both CO2 emissions and raw materials.� Source: EcoSeed.org

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Loving Local

Small Retailers Gaining Force While online mega-shopping malls have decimated many types of small businesses around the country, the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies notes that independent bookstores are doing surprisingly well. For the last four years, their number and total sales have grown, despite the recent recession. In 2009, citizens patronized 1,651 independent bookstores in the United States; today their number exceeds 1,900. In addition, local coffee shops have grown faster than the largest chain’s storefronts. Bakers and specialty food purveyors, independent pharmacies and pet, fabric and stationery stores are growing, too. One reason for the good news is the “buy local” ethic promoted by groups such as the American Independent Business Alliance. Last year, sales at independent businesses in cities benefitting from these campaigns grew 8.6 percent; those without them still increased 3.4 percent. Independents are winning customer loyalty in part by hosting and sponsoring events that enrich the community. The public is realizing that buying local supports area families, keeps more dollars circulating locally and strengthens a healthy sense of community that benefits everyone. Source: YesMagazine.org

Greenwashing Watchdog Dr. Bronner Clears Out Imposters

The nonprofit manufacturer of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps (DrBronner.com), known in the U.S. for more than 50 years for its devotion to purity and information-crammed product labels, has taken to filing lawsuits against companies that don’t live up to health claims or that employ deceptive greenwashing tactics. One primary focus is the cosmetics industry’s use of so-called “organic” ingredients. Company president David Bronner reports, “About 80 percent of these companies simply dropped their claims; the others reformulated.” He also lobbies for labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in Washington State. Source: Worldwatch.com

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Body and Sol Expo to Enrich Tucson Community by Martin Miron

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he Body and Sol Women’s Expo will hold its inaugural multiday retreat and extravaganza on March 8 and 9, at the Tucson Convention Center. The community event aims to enrich the spirits and lives of Tucson’s women and provide a place where learning, creativity and purpose strengthen community businesses. Organizers are seeking participants and sponsors to join more than 200 community exhibitors showcasing their innovative products and services. The Expo’s focus lies on small business owners, artists and health and fitness practitioners, exhibitors and sponsors. The event will feature live music, a local fashion show, a health and fitness stage for topics such as Zumba and boot camp and a kitchen stage that will host cooking demonstrations, including samples for the audience. Expo topics include how to be healthy in mind, body and spirit; ideas, inspiration and resources to help reach our maximum potential; healthy, nutritious and delicious food; ideas to make any space beautiful and supportive, including home decor, floral and landscape; and ways to present our best self, such as fashion and jewelry, all within a setting that respects the history, art and culture of Tucson. Paul Boynton, author of the book, Begin With Yes, will be a keynote speaker for the event. Begin With Yes will also be the expo’s theme, inspiring attendees to not only have a dream, but to also change their lives in powerful and amazing ways. Boynton’s idea is about becoming unstuck and finally owning one’s own life. It expands on

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the Law of Attraction and introduces the Law of Action, which puts people in charge of making big things happen. The lineup of speakers also includes Ann Marie Chiasson, M.D., from the faculty at Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona and the author of Energy Healing: The Essentials of Self Care; Susie Cox, worldwide followed master astrologer and author of four books and a monthly astrology column, What’s Your Sign?, written for the wellknown designer Tory Burch; and Becky Aikman, the author of Saturday Night Widows: The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives. Expo festivities will be marked by a VIP Reception on March 7, from 5 to 7 p.m., held in the swanky east entrance of the Tucson Convention Center. World-renown guitarist Gabriel Ayala will perform at the reception honoring Southern Arizona small business owners, the men and women that courageously start and grow small businesses that become the fiber of our community. This annual Expo is also supporting two local charities. Wings for Women, which was founded by Nadia Valle in June 2010, helps women and children with basic needs such as rent, utilities, job searching and resume writing. In 2012, they improved the quality of life for 48 women and 68 children in our community. Youth On Their Own (YOTO) was founded in 1986 by Ann Young. YOTO’s priority is the education of youth 12 to 21 years of age, and it focuses on promoting high school graduation and continued success for homeless youth. YOTO provides finan-

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cial assistance and guidance to 700 students each school year. A portion of the proceeds from this event, including 100 percent of all auctions at the Expo, will benefit these two nonprofits. With enthusiastic support from Mayor Rothschild and the city of Tucson, The Body and Sol Women’s Expo 2014 will bring business downtown and support the city’s economic development. The mission of the Expo is to energize southern Arizona’s economy, similar to cities like San Diego, Seattle, Palm Desert and Phoenix, all of which have community-enriching women’s expos. The exciting event, originated by two local Tucson women and custombuilt for Southern Arizona, connects creative business owners with the spirited women of our community for an exciting experience of education, innovation and entertainment. Holly Baker, Expo co-founder and publisher of the Tucson Natural Awakenings magazine, says, “This is a great opportunity to bring the sellers and buyers together for a rockin’ good time.” Contact Holly Baker, 520-760-2378 and Barbara Peters, 520-468-8005. BodyAndSolProductions.com Body and Sol Productions on Facebook. facebook.com/BodyandSolProductions See ads, inside front cover and page 33.


exhibitorspotlight The Perfect Time is Always Now

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earching for “Yes opportunities” is A World of Flavor…Locally Owned one of the main strategies recomExplore the World’s mended in Body & Sol Women’s Freshest Flavors Expo keynote speaker Paul Boynton’s Pair just the right Olive Oil with just the right Balsamic Vinegar. book, Begin with Yes. Searching for Taste First…buy when the excitement becomes overwhelming. Yes opportunities is just what Tom and Nancy Alfonso did when they opened Alfonso Gourmet Olive Oil and Balsamics. Even though Tom has been an entrepreneur since his teens, there were still plenty of nay-sayers that couldn’t believe an olive N O W, Fresh Artisanal Cheese oil business would be successful. Tom says, “Weinwant you to taste store daily! what fresh olive oil should taste like.” Selecting the perfect extra 520 441 9081 St. Philip’s Plaza 4320 N. Campbell Ave, Ste 40 virgin olive oil or balsamic is a personal sensory experience, and NEW - 520 638 5000 Plaza Escondida 7854 N.Oracle Rd the Alfonsos knew that it was the perfect business for Tucson. alfonsooliveoil.com The Alfonsos embraced another principle in Boynton’s book: Ask questions. By following this principle, Tom and Nancy found the highest quality extra virgin olive oils and balsamics imported from award-winning producers. Everything at Alfonso’s is fresh. Once the flavors are selected, the bottles get filled. The most popular oils are infused and fused oils like blood orange, chipotle, and Tuscan herb. Favorite balsamic flavors include vanilla, lemon, and the 18-year-old traditional balsamic condimento. The addition of Blu Artisanal Cheese is an example of the book’s principle number 8: Focus on finding people you can help, rather than on people to help you. Blu’s owners did not have a HEALTHY LIVING HEALTHY PLANET

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storefront to sell their cheese. After three sold-out oil and cheese tastings, the Alfonsos knew they had to help Blu get exposure. Now, when selecting a favorite olive oil and balsamic, patrons can also taste and select the right cheese. Alfonso Gourmet Olive Oil and Balsamics also has a second location opening February 13, in Oro Valley. There were delays, and that is where Begin with Yes principle number four comes in: Remember, the secret to a good life is less about having a positive attitude and more about taking positive actions. Life doesn’t always work out the way we planned. This can lead to disappointment. Many people quit when setbacks happen. All the positive thinking in the world will not make a delay disappear. Tom and Nancy have kept their eyes on the goal and continue to take the positive actions that lead them to results. In doing this, they both have embraced principle number seven: Find your power by taking action. The Alfonsos agree most with the book’s final principle number 10: Begin. They love the quote at the beginning of the book; “When is the best time to plant a tree? The answer is 20 years ago, but the next best time is right now.” The Body and Sol Women’s Expo is excited to have Alfonso Gourmet Olive Oil and Balsamics as a sponsor. Those that attend the VIP event on March 7 will receive a special gift. Attendees to the Expo can visit their booth to taste and purchase their favorite oil and balsamic. Customers can have a sensory tasting experience seven days a week at either location: St. Philip’s Plaza, 4320 N. Campbell Ave., Ste. 40,Tucson (520-441-908); Trader Joe’s Plaza, 7854 N. Oracle Rd., Oro Valley (520-638-5000). Order online at alfonsooliveoil.com. See ad, page 9.

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exhibitorspotlight The Journey to Self-Mastery

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he quality of our lives boils down to the ability to maintain a meaningful balance between what we want and what ultimately serves our best interest. Self-mastery is the process of achieving optimal balance. Beginning with Yes combines the Law of Attraction with action. These laws are central to success on one’s journey to self-mastery. Are you are ready to live your best life? Is there is the part of Dr. Arianna you that wonders when the awesome and empowered you is showSholes-Douglas ing up? Are you frustrated with your daily progress to create the life you want to achieve? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you are on the journey toward selfmastery. Self-mastery is the ability to apply what you know into what you do. It’s the ability to exercise your maximum physical, mental and spiritual talents. In other words, it is what you need to think, to do and to be in order to live life at it’s highest potential. Usually, we are fairly well-disciplined in one or two areas of our lives. However, it seems that the more attention is paid to one area, the less can be committed to the other. Self-mastery is in essence the “running on all life cylinders” of life but the achievement of it can be as elusive as any challenging goal you set. Set the intention to master yourself. Self-mastery is a conscious effort. Every day, you achieve another level of this mastery. Just like the goal, self-mastery is not stagnant. Self-mastery itself is not a destination at which you will arrive. Your “journey” is the steps towards the self-mastery goal. The journey starts with releasing the guilt, shame, feelings of inadequacy and pride, and replacing them with a new visual. What others HEALTHY LIVING HEALTHY PLANET

perceive about your journey has nothing to do with your journey. Seeing is believing. Take the time to visualize what we are wanting to see for your life. What do you see for yourself? What are you ready to attract? The list of your responsibilities most likely won’t be getting shorter anytime soon. Juggling family, relationships, work, nutrition, physical activity, finances, planning for the future, spiritual life, the home and everything else can just feel absolutely overwhelming. Visualize what you want to create: a healthier lifestyle, a trimmer body or a business. At any moment, it’s possible to find a focus and take a baby step forward. The journey starts and ends with your gratitude towards it. Start with gratitude daily. The process of offering gratitude changes consciousness and what we are able to attract. Everything flows from gratitude. Start with asking your highest power, “What are the lessons for me to learn here?” while at the same time being grateful for the lessons you will gain in advance. The more quickly the lessons are learned, the shorter and less painful the detours become. Take a step toward self-mastery. Set the intention. Visualize the expectation. Stay grateful for the process. Arianna Sholes-Douglas a participant in the Body & Sol Women’s Expo to be held March 8 and 9, is the owner of Tula Wellness, an integrative women’s health practice offering gynecology, integrative weight loss, acupuncture and aesthetics. The center is dedicated to helping women define balance to helping women live their best lives. She is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, trained in integrative medicine and health and wellness coaching. Sholes-Douglas received her integrative medical training from the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine, founded by Dr. Andrew Weil. She combines more than 20 years of conventional medical training with integrative medicine principles. Tula Wellness is located at 2200 East River Rd., Ste. 109. For more information, call 520-577-1129 or visit TulaWellnessMD.com. See ads, page 3 and 19.

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exhibitorspotlight DeeAnn Saber Sees Opportunity in Body & Sol Women’s Expo

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eginning with Yes, the theme of the upcoming Body & Sol Women’s Expo March 8 and 9, ties into many of the teachings Dr. DeeAnn Saber has learned over the years. She has traveled throughout Europe and South America, learned the languages and lived through a coup. Saber loves working with people, and after attending massage school, she decided to go into naturopathic medicine, graduating from Bastyr University. Saber’s business, WellnessFirst! has grown from five to 12 practitioners and expanded into two buildings. What she learned is that focusing on what we want, clearly and wholeheartedly, attracts the right people, places and things to make that idea a reality, and that this focused vision, tied to action, can create miracles in anyone’s life. Saber says, “One of those miracles is the Body & Sol Expo!” She was involved in the Northwest Women’s Show in Seattle, Washington, before moving to Tucson and was excited to meet the founders of Body & Sol and get the word out to greater Tucson that health and wellness can be achieved by all. As head of the fitness team, she is excited to bring to Body & Sol all types of health and fitness teachers. HEALTHY LIVING HEALTHY PLANET

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CRYSTAL SOUND HEALING by Dale Bruder

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ow do we explain the haunting, penetrating tones of crystal singing bowls? With their pure tone frequencies and the innate transformative properties of crystal itself, it is no wonder we lack the words to describe the experience. The droning tones seem to awaken a deep remembering, touching the very essence of our higher and lighter nature. Like the sun, crystal singing bowls emit photons (life force energy). This energy activates and retunes the physical body, opening, clearing and re-balancing the wholebody system, including the subtle body. Everything in the universe is perfectly tuned to vibrations. Sounds span the octaves beyond human hearing, producing color, texture and depth. From the smallest molecule to the universe itself, everything that moves vibrates. Every atom, molecule, cell, gland and organ of the human body absorbs and emits sound. Scientific studies show that sound can produce changes in the autonomic, immune, endocrine and neuropeptide systems. The entire body, as well as our brain waves in a relaxed state, vibrates at a fundamental frequency of about eight cycles per second, literally entraining and attuning us to the basic electromagnetic field of the Earth itself. “The new science of psychoacoustics—the study of the effect of music

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and sound on the human nervous system—shows that frequency can relieve pain and benefit other conditions,” says Dr. Andrew Weil, endorsing the healing effects of listening to crystal bowls. Brainwaves respond to specific musical frequencies and tones. Sound and vibration evokes movement, from primordial grunts to Tibetan monks over-toning multiple frequencies with their voices. Intentional sound is the vehicle of radio waves beaming through space to hopefully be heard, of the sonogram image and the effect of toning singing bowls. When crystal singing bowls are struck and stroked, tones are emitted that can be felt throughout the body as vibrations. Bowls of crystal, some woven with gemstones and minerals, produce aural landscapes similar to the harmonic keys of the chakras. “The human body is 60 percent water, which is an excellent conductive

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medium for sound and vibration,” says Dr. Mitchell L. Gaynor, M.D., a proponent of including crystal singing bowls in his clinical work as a cancer specialist. “Studies using X-ray crystallography demonstrated that when water freezes, its crystalline structure is influenced by sounds in the environment. Harmonious sounds yield crystals which are beautiful hexagons, whereas disruptive sounds containing disharmony yield crystals which have irregular shapes. Our bodies are influenced by the harmonies in our environment and our lives.” Healthy systems create a natural resonant frequency in harmony with the rest of the body. When the vibration of a part of the body is out of harmony, disease is present, and a different sound pattern is established in the affected part of the body. Projecting sound into the diseased area corrects harmonic patterns. “Sound is a swift and direct pathway for restoring vibratory resonance and allowing optimum health,” says Tryshe Dhevney, a bowl master and recording artist with Sounds True. “When we are feeling healthy or a state of wellbeing, each cell of the body is vibrating in its natural resonance.” “The body is held together by sound, and the presence of health or disease indicates the tune the body is vibrating. According to ayurveda practitioner Dr. Deepak Chopra, “Primordial sound is the mysterious link that holds


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RETHINKING HEART HEALTH Pioneering Doctors and Patients Reinvent Cardio Care by Linda Sechrist

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agement—which must include love and support—can reduce symptoms of CHD and other chronic conditions. He remarks in Love & Survival: 8 Pathways to Intimacy and Health that despite numerous studies showing a medical basis for its occurrence, the reason why CHD is reversible is still the subject of debate. Ornish’s work has paved the way for a growing corps of pioneering integrative physicians successfully collaborating with patients to reduce the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States.

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The cause of cardiovascular disease is arterial plaque, a fine layer of fatty material that forms within the arteries and blocks blood flow. It is largely the result of food and activity choices, plus the degree of inflammation in the arteries. Dr. Steven

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Masley’s three keys to improving heart health highlighted in his book, The 30-Day Heart Tune-Up, and an upcoming PBS special, concern lifestyle factors capable of shrinking plaque, improving circulation and strengthening the heartbeat. “Abnormal plaque growth is preventable 90 percent of the time,” states the president of Masley Optimal Health Center, in St. Petersburg, Florida. While conducting research on the heart health of nearly 1,000 patients over a period of 20 years, Masley suspected that the traditional assessment approach of measuring cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure didn’t effectively address the biochemistry within arteries. Testing intima-media thickness (IMT) using a simple 10-minute external ultrasound confirmed it. The test bounces high-frequency sound waves to measure the thickness of the carotid arteries’ innermost two layers on either side of the neck. “This valuable tool allows for an estimate of arterial age. A healthy, young cardiovascular system has less plaque and an unhealthy, old one has more,” advises Masley. IMT, a useful tool for preventing future heart attacks and strokes, differs from standard carotid Doppler ultrasound, which looks for artery obstructions suggesting surgery. A practitioner of functional medicine, Masley explains heart-related diagnoses differently than his allopathic counterparts. “Rather than diagnosing high blood pressure as hypertension, I categorize it as not enough exercise, not enough fruits and vegetables, high emotional stress and excessive body fat.” To optimize heart health, Masley employs a broad, holistic matrix of options that enhance the cardiovascular system— the interactions among diet, activity level, weight, environmental toxins, hormones, stress and biochemical factors such as blood sugar control and inflammation levels. He prescribes heart-healing foods that simultaneously help to manage the aging process, following a customized, heart-friendly supplement plan; engaging in exercise that strengthens the heart and arteries; and learning how to better manage stress. He contends that cardiovascular events remain the top cause of death


Love and intimacy are at the root of what makes us sick and what makes us well, what causes sadness and what brings happiness, what makes us suffer and what leads to healing. ~ Dr. Dean Ornish, Love & Survival because individuals are largely unaware of treatment options before they get into trouble. More, “Most people falsely assume that their condition has been fixed with a medical procedure and/or drugs, and that a lifestyle change isn’t necessary.”

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Dr. Stephen Sinatra, an integrative cardiologist, anti-aging specialist and bioenergetics psychotherapist in Manchester, Connecticut, has also shifted his heart health paradigm. He now prescribes a combination of conventional medicine, food, supplements, mind/body strategies and natural healing methods. His book, Heartbreak and Heart Disease: A Mind/ Body Prescription for Healing the Heart, relates many inspiring case histories that address the psycho-emotional component of heart health and illustrate how to repair and reopen a broken heart by releasing long-repressed emotions. Following two years of Gestalt psychotherapy training and seven years of bioenergetics training, Sinatra likewise realized that heartbreak was one of the

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major causes of heart disease. An expert in the field of natural cardiology, he had once believed that cholesterol and fat were the primary causes before 40 years of treatment research taught him otherwise. “Cholesterol is not the reason for heart disease,” advises Sinatra, founder of HeartMDInstitute.com and author of The Great Cholesterol Myth. “The body produces and needs cholesterol to convert sunlight to vitamin D, to make sex hormones, vital semipermeable membranes for the body’s trillions of cells, plus bile salts for digestion. Even your brain makes and uses cholesterol to build connections between the neurons that facilitate learning and memory.”

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Sinatra names the real perpetrators of heart disease—stress, inflammation and overeating sugar and processed foods containing saturated fat. He counsels that the heart benefits less from a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet than one low in carbohydrates and higher in healthy fats, overturning widespread medical mantras.

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Also, a high-fructose, high-grain carbohydrate diet raises triglycerides, increases the risk of metabolic syndrome and contributes to insulin resistance, causing the liver to produce more cholesterol, as well as more inflammatory, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) particles, all of which increase the risk for CHD, diabetes and stroke. The American Heart Association (AHA) estimates that metabolic syndrome, which affects nearly 35 percent of American adults, may overtake smoking as the leading risk factor for CHD. The AHA currently is focused on increasing awareness that heart disease is the number one killer of women. Its Go Red for Women campaign emphasizes the vital need to take preventive basic actions, including adopting an exercise routine, healthier diet and doctor visits for appropriate non-invasive tests.

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Dr. James Forleo, a chiropractor in Durango, Colorado, with 30-plus years of clinical experience, maintains that health is simple, disease is complicated (also the title of his book). He counsels patients, “If mental stress is present in your life, you owe it to your cardiovascular system to change to a healthier lifestyle. Your life may depend on it.” Forleo has recognized that an individual’s state of mind can be a big help or hindrance in maintaining a healthy heart. “The heart represents a different realm of experience entirely, one


It is no coincidence that we address our physical and emotional heart by the same name. Our physical heart usually reflects the state of our emotional heart, and vice versa. ~ Dr. James Forleo that cannot be explained by logic and reason,” comments Forleo. He champions the link between maintaining normal spinal function and healthy heart function, along with supporting the inner presence of Spirit, which he calls the healthy heart’s ultimate elixir. “Its essence relaxes the heart, opens the mind to possibilities greater than itself and provides the perspective that the heart and the mind are complementary,” he observes. He explains that when our emotions get bottled up, something in our heart or circulation has to give. “If you or someone you know experiences heart problems, chances are that unresolved emotions lie directly below the surface,” he says. “There are exceptions, and genetic problems can explain many heart defects, but heart problems don’t usually show up unless emotions are involved.” Forleo’s concept is supported by the work of Rollin McCraty, Ph.D., executive vice president and director of research at California’s Institute of HeartMath. His research papers

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include The Energetic Heart: Bioelectromagnetic Interactions Within and Between People. “Today, evidence suggests that the heart may play a particularly important role in emotional experience. Research in the relatively new discipline of neurocardiology has confirmed that the heart is a sensory organ and acts as a sophisticated information encoding and processing center that learns, remembers and makes independent functional decisions that don’t involve the cerebral cortex,” advises McCraty.

To Happy Hearts

Pioneering integrative medical doctors Masley, Sinatra, Forleo and Mona Lisa Schultz, who also holds a Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience, agree that in matters of heart disease, emotions take center stage. Schultz, who recently co-authored All is Well: Heal Your Body with Medicine, Affirmations and Intuition, with Louise L. Hay, a leading founder of the self-help movement, applies her 25 years of experience as a medical intuitive with the best of Western clinical science, brain research and energy medicine. Shultz observes, “Every illness has an emotional component, which tells us intuitively that something or someone in our life or environment is out of balance and needs to be addressed. Our use of language—such as frustration makes our heart race, anger boils our blood—and our common sense are telling us what we don’t need more studies to confirm. If we can’t deal with our anger in a timely fashion, name our feelings, respond effectively and release them, we increase our chance of illness, ranging from hypertension to cardiovascular events.” According to the American Journal of Cardiology, the U.S. spends 10 percent of all healthcare dollars

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for cardiovascular disease prevention and medical management versus 90 percent on medical treatment procedures and hospital care. For individuals interested in taking charge of their heart health, working with a physician that embraces the emerging paradigm of integrative lifestyle changes and prevention can be a drug-free, lifesaving decision. Linda Sechrist is the senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings. Visit ItsAllAboutWe.com for full interviews.

When our emotions get bottled up, something in our heart or circulation has to give. There are exceptions… but heart problems don’t usually show up unless emotions are involved.  ~ Dr. James Forleo

FUN FACT “The heart works without interruption for 70 to 80 years, without care or cleaning, repair or replacement, day and night. It beats 100,000 times a day, approximately 40 million times a year, and within a span of 70 years, supplies the pumping capacity for nearly 3 billion cardiac pulsations. It pumps two gallons of blood per minute, 100 gallons per hour, through a vascular system about 60,000 miles in length— two-and-a-half times the circumference of the Earth.” ~ Sara Paddison, The Hidden Power of the Heart: Discovering an Unlimited Source of Intelligence


and heals souls. Going deeper, we can voice this mantra in communing with the divine and see the effect both within and without.

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I am sorry for participating in this erroneous memory data. Please forgive me for not seeing the perfection in this moment, and playing back a universal memory I have received within me that is riddled with wrongs and errors. Thank you for cleansing me, others, the world and the universe.

HEALING HURT A Hawaiian Mantra Lets Love Back In H

o’oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian huna, a secret to facilitating forgiveness within; or simply, the art of forgiveness. Four healing phrases are employed in a harmonic mantra to help “make things right” or “correct the errors”. It works to cleanse hurt feelings and relieve suffering from being in an unforgiving or unforgiven state. According to the Babylon online dictionary, Ho’oponopono is used to release problems and blocks that cause imbalance, unease and stress in the self; bring peace and balance through physical, mental and spiritual cleansing that in-

volves repentance and transmutation; and create balance, freedom, love, peace and wisdom within individuals, social entities, the world and the universe. Ho’oponopono Forgiveness Mantra I am sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you. These four forgiveness phrases, both individually and collectively, help heal us and our relationships with others, especially loved ones. Each one melts hearts

I love you. Loving the sweet divine is the greatest power or energy there is in all space. I am now loving everyone involved and affected. I know that my perceptions of them are within me, where this error first occurred and where it can be eradicated. Like planting a seed in soil that grows into nothing of our making, the divine does the work as we allow it to work through us. As we come to consistently use the Ho’oponopono mantra, we may elect to select a special word as a substitute for the whole mantra to use as a touchstone, so that when we say or think this word, we are immediately clear and clean of all the pain associated with any erroneous memory data presented. Our heart is healed and family or friends will return to relationships with a lighter heart. We do not need to understand how it works, only that it does. Source: Adapted from VividLife.me

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You Are Love Gloria di Simone Artist Gloria di Simone’s featured cover painting, You Are Love, reflects her long-held passion for color. She refers to her paintings as “axquarelli”, her unique variation on the Italian word for watercolor, saying, “They are tempera—a rather diluted paint on watercolor paper.” In many of her paintings, she also adds diamond water and gold for unusual effects. “My images are focused on vibration and energy,” explains di Simone. She leads workshops in creative painting that focus on freeing the inner child in everyone. “My creativity and passion for color has been my life focus and it brings me great joy to share that,” says di Simone. She describes her axquarelli paintings as intuitive and heartwarming: “I hope they bring peace and exude a balancing of environmental energies.” Through her innate abilities, she blends colors to embed her paintings with healing vibrations. A native of Naples, Italy, di Simone currently makes her home there after spending 28 years in Rome. In addition to being an artist, she has also worked as an architect, graphic designer, art director, furniture designer and teacher. View the artist’s portfolio at GloriaDiSimone.com. 32

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fter years of experiencing love going sour, Katherine Woodward Thomas set a goal: She would marry her soul mate within a year. Her quest inspired a surprising awakening that spurred her to look deep inside for the key that would unblock love. Thomas realized the transformation that enabled her success involved clear steps that could help anyone. Today, the licensed psychotherapist and relationship expert has guided thousands toward successful relationships via her national bestseller, Calling in “The One”: 7 Weeks to Attract the Love of Your Life, and subsequent books and seminars.

What catalyzed your Calling in “The One” professional journey? I was 41, a card-carrying member of one of America’s largest-growing groups—the never-marrieds. I had bought into the cultural belief that a woman my age had little chance of finding a great husband. I felt anxious and resigned, trying to come to terms with it, but sad inside. Fortunately, at the time, I was part of a small group supportive of each other’s intentions. So I set the outrageous intention that I would be engaged by my next birthday. I also recognized my longstanding pattern of attracting unavailable men who were engaged, married or alcoholics. A woman in the group said, “Katherine, I will hold that intention with you if you permit me to hold you accountable to be the woman you would need to be in order to fulfill it.” Her wake-up call turned my focus from running out to find love to going within to discover the barriers I had against it. Thus I began what became the Calling in “The One” process.

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How does it differ from other approaches to finding love? Many approaches focus on the external reasons love is elusive, such as all the good men are taken, men don’t like powerful women or just not having met the right person. This approach focuses more on the internal reasons—going within to discover and release one’s own conscious and unconscious barriers. For most of us, a gap exists between how much we think we want love and how much we are actually open and ready to receive it. Until we bridge that gap, we will covertly keep love at bay, and won’t even realize we are doing it.

What are the most common hidden barriers to love? One hidden barrier is resentment. We only resent people to the extent that we’ve given our power away to them. Uncover your role in what happened. Even if it was 97 percent their fault and 3 percent yours, zero in on that 3 percent, because you’ll only be able to trust yourself to love again once you’ve taken that responsibility. If you still feel resentful, you have not yet evolved beyond the person you were before. Another centers on old agreements— the spoken and unspoken, agreements we make, usually in an emotional time—such as “I’m never going to let myself get hurt again” or “I’ll never love anyone the way I love you.” Such agreements live in our lives as intentions. They may no longer be conscious, yet still set our course. Another has to do with toxic relational dynamics. To find the best partnership,


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You believe the best way to find a needle in a haystack is to become magnetic and allow that needle to find you. How does one become magnetic to love? Being centered in the truth of your own value and the real possibilities you hold for true love is wildly attractive. Love yearns to embrace us, but can’t come to us if it can’t come through us. When we shift into this place of possibility, we can become profoundly magnetic to love. Learn more at CallingInTheOne.net, ConsciousUncoupling.com or KatherineWoodwardThomas.com. Explore the qualities possible in an enlightened mate at NaturalAwakenings Singles.com. Freelance journalist Debra Melani is from Lyons, CO. Connect at DebraMelani.com.

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Quiet Kids in a Noisy World

Bringing Out the Best in Introverts by Meredith Montgomery

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abrielle Perillo’s daughter, A’ngel, 11, is a deep thinker, compassionate for all beings (human and not), a defender of justice, spiritual and extremely creative. She pursues any subject she studies with focus and passion. Although other children are naturally drawn to her, A’ngel, a born introvert, generally prefers to play quietly on her own. At first, her mother worried that her daughter was being insensitive to others and not paying attention to her surroundings. But once Mom released her own emotional projections, she recognized how happy her daughter is in her own space and began to appreciate the benefits of this independence. At least a third of Americans are introverts, yet many parents are prone to mischaracterize their more private children as antisocial, self-centered and lonely. Susan Cain, a former corporate attorney and author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, explains, “Introverts are not antisocial, they just prefer socializing in lower-key ways.” They usually form a few deep and intimate relationships compared to extroverts that often cultivate many friends. Christine Fonseca, an educational psychologist and author of Quiet Kids, notes the danger in misunderstanding a child’s hesitancy or reserved nature. “Kids can benefit from understanding who they are and what it means to be an introvert. Otherwise, they may compare themselves to their extrovert friends and feel deficient.” Introverts own many exceptional qualities. They tend to be deep thinkers able to work independently in highly creative and innovative ways. They may prefer to learn a lot about a few topics instead of a little about many different areas. Often described


as empathetic, conscientious and selfaware, introverts make authentic leaders and effective managers as adults. Introvert and extrovert temperaments are distinguished by how individuals generate energy. Introverts process the world and recharge through solitude; many can flourish in social situations as long as they can rejuvenate by being on their own. Fonseca notes a defining difference in physiology. “Introverts use part of the nervous system that has a long pathway from point A to point B, so it takes them longer to process information.” Cain adds, “Introverts also usually have a longer runway than others, so it takes them longer to take off and fly. It’s crucial that the message they’re receiving from parents and teachers is, ‘That’s okay.’” It’s important that parents balance how they honor a child’s preferences with teaching them skills to thrive. “Don’t expect them to follow the gang,” says Cain. “Instead, encourage them to follow their passions.” Parents can empower children with tools to increase their comfort zone. If youngsters have difficulty speaking up in class, it helps to prepare them with what they want to say beforehand. Cain notes that this lessens anxiety and when they are able to speak up, they’ll feel like part of the class. Simple tips can offer relief in uncomfortable social situations. Perillo reinforces social manners before she and A’ngel arrive at an event. She focuses on the greetings, reminding her to extend her hand first, speak clearly, make eye contact and smile. Also, because self-promotion doesn’t come naturally to introverts, they often need coaching to highlight their own assets when applying for a club, college or job. Fonseca encourages families to embrace digital technology. She observes, “Most introverts are extroverts online. While face-to-face communication tends to drain them, that doesn’t happen as much online, plus it’s easier to feel more adept socially there.” They’ll still need to disconnect and renew after socializing online, so it’s important to set usage boundaries. Fonseca, who has one introverted and one extroverted child, facilitates dialogue that teaches each of them to com39

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municate with their peers about their needs. “My introvert tells her extrovert friends not to take offense if she needs to take quiet time alone. They offer each other a perspective that makes their own point of view more well-rounded.” From a neuropsychological perspective, introverts and extroverts can learn from each other, as well. According to Fonseca, extroverts that habitually activate their sympathetic nervous system (“fight-or-flight”) can experience burnout if they don’t learn how to slow down

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and be calm. However, introverts, relying mostly on their parasympathetic system (“rest and digest”), can be overly calm and slow to respond to situations. Fonseca notes, “It’s not about one temperament being more positive than the other; it’s about understanding who everyone is, their authentic self and finding balance.” Meredith Montgomery is the publisher of Natural Awakenings Mobile/Baldwin, AL (HealthyLivingHealthyPlanet.com).


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CHOCOLATE AS HEALTH FOOD Boosting Diets and Heart Health by Judith Fertig

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esearch tells us that 14 out of any 10 individuals like chocolate,” quips cartoonist Sandra Boynton. American chocolate lovers buy 58 million-plus pounds around Valentine’s Day, according to Nielsen Research. Ideally, the dark treat would be as healthy as a salad or an apple. Fortunately, accumulating research is on the way to giving plantbased chocolate superfood status. All chocolate starts with cacao beans, seeds from the pods of the tropical cacao tree that thrives only in hot, rainy climates in Africa, Indonesia and South America. Local soil and climate conditions determine flavor characteristics, much as with grapes. Harvested beans are fermented to create the chocolate taste and then dried. Afterwards, chocolate makers add brand-specific ingredients to the cacao solids. “The percentage number on a bar’s wrapper represents the weight that actually comes from the cacao bean content,” says Robert L. Wolke, professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh and author of What

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Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained. “The higher the number, the lower the percentage of sugar and the less sweet, more bitter and complex the flavor.” This is significant because dark chocolate contains higher levels of antioxidants which can help reduce cell damage, according to the Integrative Medicine Department at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor. Alex Whitmore, founder of Taza Chocolate, in Somerville, Massachusetts, recently had one of its bars lab tested for antioxidant levels, called ORAC, or oxygen radical absorption capacity; the higher the value, the more antioxidants. Taza Chocolate’s 80% Dark Bar had a 65 percent higher ORAC than Himalayan goji berries, famed for being a superfood. “This is very high for a chocolate bar,” notes Whitmore. Cocoa also serves as a superfood for cardiovascular and metabolic health, report two recent studies from separate teams of Harvard School of Public Health researchers. A 2012 meta-analysis of clinical trials published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutri-


tion concluded that consuming dark, unsweetened cocoa powder and dark chocolate can improve blood pressure, vascular dilation and cholesterol levels, plus reduce metabolic precursors like diabetes that can lead to heart disease. In 2011, Eric Ding, Ph.D., a Harvard School of Public Health epidemiologist and nutrition scientist, reviewed short-term trials of subjects ingesting 400 to 500 mg per day of flavonoid-rich cocoa, which he equates to 33 bars of milk chocolate or eight bars of dark chocolate. While Ding feels this is an unreasonable amount to eat because of the extra calories from sugar and fat, he states, “Supplements with concentrated cocoa flavonoids may perhaps be helpful for garnering the benefits discovered. The key is getting the benefits for heart disease while avoiding the calories, and for that, chocolate bars are not likely the best solution.” Another observational study published in Nutrition shows that eating dark chocolate might help keep the pounds off for teenagers. Researchers with the Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence program at the University of Zaragoza, in Spain, knew that chocolate consumption in adults already had been linked to lower body mass index. They found that chocolate consumption was also associated with lower total and midsection fat in European adolescents, reports Sayer Ji, founder of GreenMedInfo.com, a natural health research database. “The quality and cocoa content they used in their research is probably much higher than in America,” says Ji. “From my perspective, it appears that even when researchers don’t control for type, the results across the board are rather startling. Even American subjects, presumably eating common milk chocolate bars, see benefits.” So, this Valentine’s Day—and every day—we can happily relish that oneounce piece of artisan dark chocolate melting slowly in our mouth and know we’re doing it for pleasure and for health. Judith Fertig blogs at AlfrescoFoodAnd Lifestyle.blogspot.com from Overland Park, KS. 41

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Chocolate Cookery Vegan Chocolate Pie

Serve this with fresh raspberries and enjoy a little romance. Yields 8 servings Chocolate Wafer Crust 6½ oz dairy-free chocolate wafer cookies, crushed into fine crumbs 1 Tbsp maple or date sugar 3 oz vegan buttery stick (such as Earth Balance), melted and slightly cooled Chocolate Filling 13 oz dairy-free semisweet chocolate chips (such as Ghirardelli) 1 /3 cup strong brewed coffee 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 lb silken tofu, drained 1 Tbsp agave 1 (9-in) prepared chocolate wafer crust Preheat the oven to 350° F. For the crust, combine the cookie crumbs, sugar and melted vegan buttery stick. Press this mixture firmly and evenly into the bottom, up the sides and just over the lip of a 9-inch metal pie pan. Bake on the middle rack of the oven until the crust is set and appears dry, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely, about 1 hour.

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For the filling, melt the chocolate chips with the coffee and vanilla in a medium metal bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring often with a spatula. Combine the tofu, melted chocolate mixture and honey in a blender or food processor until smooth, about 1 minute. Pour the filling into the crust and refrigerate for 2 hours or until the filling becomes firm.

Vegan Hot Chocolate

A comforting way to enjoy the benefits of chocolate on a cold day. Yields 4 servings 2½ cups plain rice milk 3 Tbsp maple or date sugar 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder ½ tsp salt ½ tsp vanilla extract 1 pinch ground cinnamon 1 pinch cayenne pepper Bring the rice milk, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla extract, cinnamon and cayenne pepper to a simmer in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Remove from the heat and whisk until frothy. Serve immediately. Source: Recipes courtesy of Judith Fertig


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Cardiac Care for Pets How to Keep Little Hearts Humming by Shawn Messonnier

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ymptoms that suggest a dog or cat’s heart is not pumping effectively include coughing and fatigue from light exercise. Before the signs are evident, it is far better to check for heart disease during regular twice-yearly visits to the veterinarian. Using a stethoscope, a skilled doctor can pick up telltale heart murmurs during the examination. A fairly common problem with cats, heart disease tends to occur as cardiomyopathy, an issue with the heart muscle. In most dogs, where cardiomyopathy is rare, it usually involves damaged heart valves, resulting in “leaks” that allow blood to flow in both directions. Upon an initial diagnosis of heart disease, one of two mistakes in treatment routinely occur: Either a doctor prescribes strong cardiac medications to “prevent” heart failure from happening (even though no medication has been shown to prevent heart failure), or he takes a wait-and-see approach, only intervening when the disease progresses to irreversible heart failure. The better approach is to do further testing and evaluation at the first sign of a murmur, including chest X-rays, an

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electrocardiogram (EKG) and a cardiac ultrasound to classify the stage of the disease and determine if conventional medications can help. Follow-up visits every six months allow the doctor to identify the point at which heart disease has progressed toward impending heart failure. In general, pets with either a diseased or failing heart can benefit from supplements. Individual regimens vary, based on the nature of the patient’s case.

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Fish oil contains beneficial docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) unsaturated omega-3 fatty acids. The principle metabolites derived from the metabolism of EPA and

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DHA tend to be anti-inflammatory. Contrariwise, omega-6 fatty acids, which are found in warm-weather vegetable oils, produce pro-inflammatory mediators. Because omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids compete with each other to be converted to active metabolites (pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory) in the body, decreasing the intake of omega-6 fatty acids and/or increasing dietary omega-3 fatty acid levels, available through fish oil, is generally considered beneficial. The differing numbers identifying omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids simply refer to where the carbon-carbon double bonds are positioned in the molecules. Supplementing with fish oil may also reduce the occurrence of atherosclerosis, thrombosis, coronary heart disease, arrhythmias, heart failure and sudden cardiac death by decreasing inflammation throughout the body, including in the heart.

Coenzyme Q-10

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), also known as ubiquinol or ubiquinone, is a naturally occurring antioxidant synthesized in most tissues in the body. The highest concentrations are in the heart, kidneys, liver and pancreas. In the diet, CoQ10 is found in foods such as organ meats, poultry, fish, meat, nuts, soybean oil, fruits, vegetables, eggs and dairy products. The Professional’s Handbook of Complementary & Alternative Medicines explains that CoQ10 is used in electron transport in mitochondria—small organelles inside cells that convert carbohydrates and fats into energy. It reports that studies in people with hypertension showed a reduction in systolic blood pressure through CoQ10 supplementation. Benefits of such therapy studied in people with a heart that has failed in its pumping ability showed increased improved heart function and proper dilation of the blood vessels for improved circulation. It is proving to be one of the best nutrients to help an ailing heart.

Hawthorn

The herb hawthorn is highly regarded for its suitability in the treatment of heart disease due to its flavonoid and


other antioxidant content. It provides several beneficial effects for the heart—helping to maintain a normal heart rhythm with decreased risk of arrhythmias; bolstering the force of heart muscle contraction; increasing coronary blood flow; and decreasing the organ’s energy demands. It acts like angiotensin-1-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors such as the medicine Enalapril, used to help regulate blood pressure and reduce the workload of a failing heart. While other therapies can be used to help pet heart patients, these three are a sound starting point. In some cases, they may be suitable instead of medications that can cause side effects to the kidney and liver, or at least allow for smaller doses. Natural remedies provide a gentler alternative. Shawn Messonnier, a doctor of veterinary medicine practicing in Plano, TX, is the award-winning author of The Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats and Unexpected Miracles: Hope and Holistic Healing for Pets. For more information, visit PetCareNaturally.com.

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2 Food Fair – 10am-2pm. Learn how to feed yourself. Demonstrations and tips on organic gardening plus complete nutrition easily. Free. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-303-6042. Molly.Nelson@q.com. Public Talk - “Living Lightly” with Gen Kelsang Rigpa – 4-6pm. Heartfelt and practical teachings illuminate Buddha’s path and are presented with warmth and humor. $20. YWCA, 525 N Bonita Ave. 520-441-1617. Info@MeditationInTucson.org. MeditationInTucson.org/rigpa.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4 Meet Your Bowl Mate Workshop – 7-9:30pm. Tryshe Dhevney, Bowl Master and Sounds True music artist helps you find your ideal match in singing bowl form. $33/$45 door. Crystal Tones Grand Temple Showroom Tent, Days Inn, 222 S Freeway Rd. 520-440-7820. Tryshe@SoundShifting.com. SoundShifting.com.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6 Improving Back Health with Simple Exercises – 5:15-6:45pm. Learn simple exercises to improve your back’s health and a few yoga asanas for the back. Free. Ananda Center of Tucson, 1002 E Prince Rd. 520-907-4534. ElizabethLMason@yahoo.com. AnandaArizona.org.

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Tone with Crystal Singing Bowls – 7-9:30pm. Learn to use your voice to enhance the healing effects while playing crystal singing bowls. This alignment opens the harmonics of the crystalline age. $33/$45 door. Crystal Tones Grand Temple Showroom Tent, Days Inn, 222 S Freeway Rd. 520-440-7820. Tryshe@SoundShifting.com. SoundShifting.com.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7 Nonviolent Communication: Tools for Mediators, Managers and Teachers - Feb 7-8, 9am - 4 pm. Prevent conflict, increase efficiency, greater connection with yourself and others, and more understanding. For more information and to register: OurFamilyServices.org/training/html ; 520-572-9295. IONS Tucson Presents – 6:30-8pm. Rollin McCraty, PhD will examine the interactions between humans and the Earth’s energetic fields. $5. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. Ionstucson@Ionstucson.org. IonsTucson.org.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 Spirit & Nature Dancing Together – 8:3011am. An enriching and uplifting few hours based on the work of internationally renown nature educator Joseph Cornell. Free. Ananda Center of Tucson, 1002 E Prince Rd. 520-907-4534. ElizabethLMason@yahoo.com. AnandaArizona.org.


Dance Improvisation Session –10:30am-12pm. Improvisational dance for adults. Guided movement includes individual, partner and group themes. Free. Tucson Creative Dance Center, 3131 N Cherry. 520-297-4370. Csuepfaffl@gmail.com. DanceCreative.org. EMF and Cellphone Radiation Seminar – 11am12:30pm. Riveting presentation with expert demonstrations and recommendations for protecting your health from the invisible electromagnetic smog that surrounds us. RSVP required: 520-912-6507 or EMFExperts. Free. Skyline Country Club, St Andrews DrYoung@SuccessKey.com. EMF-Experts.com. Crystal Tones Harmonic Voices Concert – 7:309:30pm. A rare concert experience with Bowl Masters and Crystal Tones co-founders, Lupito and Paul Utz and Sounds True recording artist and Master Sound Healer, Tryshe Dhevney. $20. Crystal Tones Grand Temple Showroom Tent, Days Inn, 222 S Freeway Rd. 520-440-7820. Tryshe@SoundShifting.com. SoundShifting.com.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9 Balance The Brain With Crystal Sound Therapy – 7-9:30pm. Bowl Master Tryshe Dhevney will help you choose and use Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls as Crystal Sound Therapy which produce the unique binaural rhythms best suited to bring about brainwave balance and ease. $33/$45 door. Crystal Tones Grand Temple Showroom Tent, Days Inn, 222 S Freeway Rd. 520-440-7820. Tryshe@SoundShifting.com. SoundShifting.com.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 Free TMS Education for patients to learn more about transcranial magnetic stimulation , a new treatment cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients suffering from depression . Call for time. MindSource Centre , 7345 E Tanque Verde Rd . 520-296-7766. MindsourceCentre.com.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13 TIES Guest Speaker: Rev. Kiki Corbin – 6:30pm. Minister, naturopath, counselor and author of The Gift of Life, Kiki’s path has been shaped by 3 near-death experiences. $5. Unity of Tucson, 3619 N Camino Blanco Pl. 520-395-2365. TucsonAZ@iands.org. TucsonIANDS.org.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14 TIES Workshop: Gifts of Light, The Transcendental Method – 6:30-9pm. Minister, naturopath, counselor & author of The Gift of Life, Rev Kiki Corbin will provide this experiencial workshop to guide participants to access their “higher self. $25 early, $30 at the door. Unity of Tucson, Harmony Hall, 3617 N Camino Blanco Pl. 520-395-2365. TucsonAZ@iands.org. TucsonIANDS.org.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 Fight Flight Freeze: The Brain’s Survival – 10am12pm. Fight? Flight? Freeze in it? Learn your pattern of response to stress and practical ways to thrive, not just survive.. $25. Man in the Maze Room, Casas Adobes Professional Plaza, 6965 N Oracle Rd. 520-797-1234. ManInTheMaze2013@gmail.com. ManInTheMazeRoom.com.

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Angel Gong Wave Meditation in Salt-Water Pool – 3-4:30pm. Profound angel gong meditation while floating in heavenly warm salt-water indoor pool. Allow the frequencies of the water and gong increase your health. RSVP. $20 in the pool and $15 poolside. Santa Rita Springs Pool, near Grant and Mountain Ave. 520-975-5376. Millmarcia@gmail.com. SpiritedChangeAZ.com.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 Angel Gong Meditation in Salt-Water Indoor Pool – 6:30-8pm. Give yourself or a loved one the blessings of peace, release and bliss while floating in a warm salt-water indoor pool and receiving the beautiful vibrations of the Angel Gong. RSVP. $20 in the pool and $15 pool-side. Santa Rita Springs Pool, near Grant and Mountain Ave. 520-975-5376. Millmarcia@gmail.com.SpiritedChangeAZ.com.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 Bio-Touch Practitioner Certification Class – 9am4pm. Two consecutive weekends Feb. 22-23 & March 1-2. Enhance your healthcare practice by certifying your Bio-Touch volunteer training skills. $60 all four days. Bio-Touch Center, 5634 E. Pima St. 520-751-7751. Office@Just Touch.com. JustTouch.com. Mind, Body, Spirit Fair – 10am-4pm. Message, reflexology, Reiki healing, psychic readings, pet communicator. Free to attend; $20 per reading/healing. Mystic Candles & Metaphysical, 6546 E 22nd St. 520-721-1011. MysticCandles.org. Reiki Advanced Symbols – 12-5pm. If you have taken Reiki Level I training, you are at the right point to begin to do this work to add additional power to your work. $75. New Moon Haven Metaphysical Bookstore, 16256 N Oracle Rd. 520-245-4214. JudyFerrig@comcast.net. OpenPathways-EnergyAndCommunication.

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BODY AND SOL WOMEN’S EXPO! Southern Arizona’s premier women’s event at the Tucson Convention Center! Great benefits for Exhibitors, Sponsors, Artists, Attendees! SpeakersDemos-Tastings-Shopping-Live Music-Local Fashion Show-Health & Fitness Stage, Kitchen Stage. Mind, Body and Spirit Health with resources to reach our maximum potential. Healthy, delicious food-Inspiration to make your space beautiful and supportive. Presenting your best self in fashion, jewelry, makeup etc. Connect with thousands of women that love to learn, shop and have fun! Register online today! Contact Holly, for exhibitor questions 520-760-2378 Barbara, for sponsorship questions 520-468-8005

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27 Exploring Tai Chi for Health – 12-3pm. Learn simple qigong warmups, tai chi principles, basic set. Also March 20, April 10. Relaxation, fall prevention, pain relief. Useful preparation for April 26/27 instructor/CEs workshop. $40, $120 for all 3 sessions. Includes training materials ($45 value). Danser Studio, 4340 N Campbell Ave, Ste 107. 520-780-6751. Heather@MoveIntoWellbeing.com. MoveIntoWellbeing.com.

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Raising Your Vibration to 5-D series – 1-3:30pm. Clear density and anything that may be blocking light to create an energetic matrix to work with your guidance team and enhance your ability to receive.$45. 3245 E Mountainaire Dr. 520-825-4645. JourneyToHealing@msn.com. JourneyToHealing.com.

IONS Tucson Monthly Presentation – 6:30pm. “From Touchy to Touching-Demystifying the Dying Process” Tani Bahti, RN, CT will help us overcome fears and misconception about the experience of dying. $5 suggested donation. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. Chirising@gmail.com. IonsTucson.org.

Pop Up Gallery Art Opening – 4-7pm. Featuring abstract artist Bernadette West, with Julie Guerrero, mixed media artist. Free. Man in the Maze Room, Casas Adobes Professional Plaza, 6965 N Oracle Rd. 520-797-1234. ManInTheMaze2013@gmail.com. ManInTheMazeRoom.com.

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23 Animal Communication – 10am-2pm. Learn the foundational skills and techniques for telepathic communication with animals.  Practice gathering information from photos, my animals and long distance communication. $75. 3245 E Mountainaire Dr. 520 825-4645. JourneyToHealing@msn.com. JourneyToHealing.com.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 Bio-Touch Open House – 6pm. Presentation of Bio-Touch, an expression of the principle “Love Thy Neighbor”, by co-founder Paul Bucky. Includes question & answer segment. Free. BioTouch Center, 5634 E Pima St. 520-751-7751. Office@JustTouch.com. JustTouch.com.

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2014 PCOA Ages ‘n Stages Active Adult Lifestyle Expo – 9am-4pm. A celebration of an active adult lifestyle in Pima County. 100 exhibitors, informative seminars, musical entertainment and fun activities for all ages. Free event/free parking. Casino del Sol Grand Ballroom, 5655 W Valencia Rd. 520-305-3401. Dconover@pcoa.org. PimaCouncilOnAging.blogspot.com. Awaken the Intuitive-Healer Series – 10am-2pm. Discover how you’re energetically interpreting life and practice creating sacred space using color, sound, visualization and the power of intention. $55. Journey to Healing, 3245 E Mounatainaire Dr. 520-825-4645. JourneyToHealing@msn.com. Journeytohealing.com.

THURSDAY, MARCH 13 TIES Guest Speaker: Noreen Renier – 6:30pm. Noreen Renier discusses her controversial career as a “psychic detective” finding missing persons. $5. Unity Church of Tucson, 3618 N Camino Blanco Pl. 520-395-2365. TucsonAZ@iands.org. TucsonIANDS.org.


SATURDAY, MARCH 15 TIES Workshop: Exploring the Psychic Experience with Noreen Renier – 9am-4pm. Noreen Renier, psychic detective, takes you through a series of exercises aimed at increasing your awareness with the following: meditation, energy, right & left brain specializations, telepathy, pendulum, psychometry. $110 early. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2532 W Peoria Ave, NE Phoenix. 520-395-2365. TucsonAZ@iands.org. TucsonIANDS.org. Bio-Touch Practitioner Training – 10am-4pm. Also March 16. Interactive, enjoyable hands-on training teaches how to help family, friends relieve pain and stress. $48 both days. Massage therapists: receive 10 CEUs. ($60). Bio-Touch Center, 5634 E, Pima St. 520-751-7751. Office@JustTouch.com. JustTouch.com. Learning From Past Lives – 1-3pm. This interactive workshop will enable you to journey to past lives and access energies affecting this life, clear physical symptoms and understand relationships. $30 advance/$35 event. Spirits Child, 3870 West River Rd #120. 520-245-4214. JudyFerrig@comcast.net. OpenPathways-EnergyandCommunication.com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19 Free TMS Education for patients to learn more about transcranial magnetic stimulation , a new treatment cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients suffering from depression . Call for time. MindSource Centre , 7345 E Tanque Verde Rd . 520-296-7766. MindsourceCentre.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 19 Reiki Level II – 12pm. The symbol provided in Level II allows you to heal at a distance and to access information across all time and space. The additional attunement increases your capacity for energy exponentially from that of Level I. $100. New Moon Haven, 16256 N Oracle Rd. 520-245-4214. JudyFerrig@comcast.net. OpenPathways-EnergyandCommunication.com.

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daily Morning and Evening Meditation – 7am & 7pm, Daily. Begin and end your day with Sanskrit chanting, worship and meditation in the contemplative environment of Jyoti Mandir – Temple of Light. Free. Desert Ashram, 3403 W. Sweetwater Dr, 520-743-0384.

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sunday I Ching Lunar Journaling – 1st Sun. New moon seminars engaging spiritual alchemy in a Zen Taoist way. Shojo 6, 18 days or 72 days over 2 1/2 lunar cycles. For seminar times and locations go to DaleBruder.com/taotime. 520-331-1956. TaoTime@DaleBruder.com. The Deeper Meaning of Jesus’ Words – 9am & 11 am. Explore the underlying ideas of our Christian heritage for your deeper understanding. Child care provided. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-577-3300. UnityTus.com. House of Love & Light – 10am-12pm. Agape Gatherings - 10am Meditation; 10:30am Agape Message. 7411 N. Oracle Rd, Quality Inn & Suites. Free. Quality Inn and Suites, 7411 N Oracle Rd. 520-329-7250. Hhl.org@gmail.com.Tucsonhll@gmail.com. Ai Chi – 10am. With Connie Seddon. Combining Tai Chi with Shiatsu and Qi Gong, a flowing, powerful program of movement in a warm saltwater pool to increase oxygen and nutritional absorbtion. $15. Santa Rita Springs. 520-777-4940/520-245-6616. AquaticRelaxation.com. Center for Spiritual Living Tucson’s Sunday Celebration Services – 10am, meditation; 10-11:30am, service. Nickerson Auditorium, 3231 N Craycroft Rd, 85712. 520-319-1042, Admin@TucsonCSL.org, TucsonCSL.org. Center of Hope – 10am-12pm. Prayer at 10am followed by worship at 10:30am. Children’s Service at 11am; Close with social time and coffee. 505 W Miracle Mile. 520-882-8132. CenterOfHopeTucson@hotmail.com. Advice for Life and Prayers for World Peace – 1011:15am. Learn how to put Buddha’s teaching to use in our normal busy lives. Concurrent children’s class. By donation. Kadampa Meditation Center, 1701 E Miles Street. 520-441-1617. Info@MeditationInTucson.org. MeditationInTucson.org. Breathe Well - Feel Better – 11am-1pm. With Steve Ross. This fun and highly interactive class addresses the simple solution to so many health and stress-related problems – proper breathing. Fragrance free. $20/class,$25/hour for counseling or breathwork. 520-825-2009. Steve.Ross@WildBlue.net. RelaxAndBreathe.net. Chapel of Awareness Sunday Service – 4pm. Private readings after the service at approximately 5:30pm. Guided self healing, absent healing, energy healing by Rev. Jim, Talk on life-application of skills learned in our school.  Free messages from your angels, spirit teachers or friends in spirit. 931 N Fifth Avenue.   Inspirational Sunday Service – 10am-2pm. Guided meditation, speakings and psychic messages. Everyone receives a message. Free. United Fellowship Chapel, 4718 E Hawthorne St. 520-327-4559. DianaOhoh@yahoo.com. United-Fellowship-Chapel.com. Science of Spirituality – 10am-2pm. New hours. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N 1st Ave. 520-209-1755. Celebration and Potluck – 10:30am. Last Sun. Love-based, practical spiritual teachings empower you to live your most abundant and meaningful life. Celebrate your magnificence. Child care available. Unity Spiritual Center of Peace, 1551 S Eastside Loop #121. 520-546-3696. Info@unitypeaceaz.com.

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Sunday Worship – 10:30-11:30am. Founded on the power of prayer, and honoring Jesus as our Master Teacher, Unity provides practical teachings to help people live healthy and meaningful lives. Child care available. Unity Spiritual Center of Peace, 1551 S Eastside Loop, Ste 121. 520-546-3696. Info@UnityPeaceAZ.com. UnityPeaceAZ.com. Community Interfaith Church – 10:45 am Visioning Meditation; 11 am Youth Church and Sunday Celebration. Solutions for living in today’s world. Rev. George Wrigley, Senior Minister. 6265 N La Canada, south of Orange Grove Rd, on west side of road.  520-861-8734. CommunityInterfaithChurch.com. Sunday Service – 11am. Coffee & conversation, 10:30am. Celebrating the Unity of God and Man, Worship, Healing, Prophesy. The Temple of Universality. Masonic Temple, 3590 N. Country Club Rd., Country Club & Prince. Founder Rev. Betty Tatalajski: 520-884-5340. TempleOfUniversality@gmail.com. TheTempleOfUniversality.org. Yogananda Gathering – 11am-1pm. 3rd Sun. Attune to Yogananda’s teachings through chanting, meditation affirmations, readings and the beautiful Festival of Light ceremony.” Snack and fellowship follows. Ananda Center, 1002 E Prince Rd. 520-299-9309. ElizabethLMason@yahoo.com. AnandaArizona.org. Aqua Yoga – 12 & 1:30pm. 3rd Sun. Yoga poses in the comfort and support of heated water open up possibilities for improved balance, stretching, breathing and relaxation. $15. Santa Rita Springs, 1195 E Edison. 520-370-3499. Jebyron@yahoo.com. HealingPathYoga.net. 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. DesertAshram -– 7pm.Also Thurs, 7pm. Immerse yourself in a beautiful and peaceful monastic center. Spiritual teachings of Swami Amar Jyoti, chanting, meditation, library, bookshop, walking paths. Free. Personal retreats available. Desert Ashram, 3403 W Sweetwater Dr. 520-743-0384. Gomati@TruthConsciousness.org. TruthConsciousness.org.

monday Bio-Touch Sessions – 9am-5pm. For soothing arthritis and other pain, stress relief and supporting good health, as an application of the universal principle “Love Thy Neighbor”. By donation. Bio-Touch Center, 5634 E Pima St. 520-751-7751. Connected Warriors Yoga for Vets – 10-11am. Free yoga classes for vets, current service members and their families. Free. Arizona Power Yoga, 8567 N Silverbell Rd. 520-572-7697. Footbliss@comcast.net. ArizonaPowerYoga.com. Tai Chi for Health – 10-11am. Inspiring setting, small class size, personalized attention. Feel the power of nature as we connect with our own true nature. Relaxation, rejuvenation, balance, inspiration. 8 weeks/$120. Tahoe Park, 2000 E Edison. 520-780-6751. Heather@MoveIntoWellbeing.com. MoveIntoWellbeing.com.


Breathe Well - Feel Better – 11am-1pm. With Steve Ross. This fun and highly interactive class addresses the simple solution to so many health and stress-related problems – proper breathing. Fragrance free. $20/class,$25/hour for counseling or breathwork. 520-825-2009. Steve.Ross@WildBlue.net. RelaxAndBreathe.net.

Qigong/Tai Chi – 10:15am-12:45pm. Backto-back classes Self Healing Qigong, Tai Chi for Health. Beginners welcome. Go deeper if you have experience. $35/mth. Tanque Verde Lutheran Church, 8625 E Tanque Verde Rd. 520-780-6751. Heather@MoveIntoWellbeing.com. MoveIntoWellbeing.com.

Lunchtime Meditation for a Happy Mind – 121pm. Class on applying Buddhism in our daily lives followed by meditation on that topic. Bring a vegetarian sack lunch if you wish. First class free, $10 or 5 for $40. Kadampa Meditation Center, 1701 E Miles. 520-441-1617. Info@MeditationInTucson.org. MeditationInTucson.org.

How to Meditate – 11:30am-12:30pm. 4-week class debunks the myth that meditation is too hard or contrary to a specific religious orientation. Learn many ways to focus and calm the mind. $35 for 4 classes pre-paid or $10/class. Central Tucson location. 520-320-5559.Steve.Ross@WildBlue.net. RelaxAndBreathe.net.

Ventana Plaza, Farmers’ Market – 3-7pm. Organic produce, organic meats and eggs, prepared food, baked items, body care products, coffee, teas, jams, jellies, soaps, artisans and live music. Free. Sunrise and Kolb. 520-603-8116.

BackHab Class – 1-2pm. Aquatic walking rehabilitation program, using various strides to help people with back and balance issues. Uses the safety & resistance of 3-4.5 ft.-deep warm water to strengthen core and leg muscles. Santa Rita Springs, Mountain & Grant area. $20 per class. Limit four students. First class is free. Connie: 520-245-6616. AquaticRelaxation.com

Advanced Meditation – 12:30pm. Advanced meditation class for alumni of 11:30am-12:30pm class and others who would enjoy a lightly structured hour of sitting. Suggested donation: $5. Central Tucson location. 520-320-5559. Steve.Ross@WildBlue.net RelaxAndBreathe.net. BackHab Class – 1-2pm. Aquatic walking rehabilitation program, using various strides to help people with back and balance issues. Uses the safety & resistance of 3-4.5 ft.-deep warm water to strengthen core and leg muscles. Santa Rita Springs, Mountain & Grant area. $20 per class. Limit four students. First class is free. Connie: 520-245-6616. AquaticRelaxation.com Back Pain Boot Camp – 4:30pm. This boot camp focuses on correcting common abnormalities, as well as strengthening your posterior chain (gluteal musculature) and your core as a whole. First class free. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N First Ave. 520-591-1634. Noahmica@gmail.com. AppliedPhysicalMedicine.com. Ganoderma Coffee – 7pm. English Conference: Learn more about Ganoderma. Announce you’re Luis & Alma Celaya’s guest and recieve a free sample. Free. Los Portales Restaurant “Ocotillo Lounge”, 2615 S 6th Ave. 520-955-4398. Luiscelaya1@aol.com. Monday Deeksha – 7:15-9pm. Redefine experience of life. Easily calm your mind. Awaken into higher consciousness. By donation. St. Francis in the Foothills, 4525 E River Rd. 520-869-4982. Lasthouseob1@yahoo.com. Meditation for a Happy Mind – 7-8:30pm. The New Meditation Handbook is a practical guide to meditation that teaches us how to make ourselves and others happy by developing inner peace. First class free, $10/class, or 5-class card/$40. Animus Center (River Center Plaza), 5575 E River Road Ste 121. 520-441-1617. Info@MeditationInTucson.org. MeditationInTucson.org. URANTIA Book Classes – 7-9pm. Taught by instructors from Global Community Communications Schools. Suggested minimum donation $10/class. Sea Of Glass–Center For The Arts, 330 E 7 St. 520-490-2554. Info@TheSeaOfGlass.org. TheSeaOfGlass.org.

Thermography – 6-7pm. 1st Tues. Interactive presentation about the benefits of using this preventative screening.  RSVP required. Free. WellnessFirst, 3861 N 1stAve. 520-235-7036. Lynda@ProactiveHealthSolutions.org. ProactiveHealthSolutions.org. Tucson Tuesday Laughter Yoga – 6-7pm. Gently through breathing and yogic exercises, we touch your heart with playful laughter designed to promote peace and healing. Free. St Francis in the Foothills Church, Rm 30. 520-275-9802. LaughingJana@gmail.com.

wednesday Green Chamber Breakfast Networking – 7:309:30am. 2nd Wed. Join SAGCC (Southern Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce) Every 2nd Wednsday of every month at our Breakfast Buffet at the Viscount Suites on Broadway and Rosemont. Network and learn what is happening in the Green Industry of our community.  Starts at 7:30am to 9:30am Please RSVP at www.sagcc.org or call 520-777-7138 and leave a message.. $15 Members $20 non members. Viscount Suites Hotel, 4855 E Broadway, 520-870-2136. SantanaDaniels@sagcc.org. sagcc.org. Qigong/Tai Chi – 9-11:30am. Back-to-back classes Self Healing Qigong, Tai Chi for Health. Beginners welcome. Go deeper if you have experience. $35/mth. Casas Adobes United Congregational Church, 6801 N Oracle Rd. 520-780-6751. Heather@MoveIntoWellbeing.com. MoveIntoWellbeing.com. Silent Prayer and Meditation – 9:45-10:15am. Experience the healing peace of shared Silence. Unity Spiritual Center of Peace welcomes all who wish to explore and discover their Oneness with Spirit. 1551 S Eastside Loop, Ste 121. 520-546-3696. Info@UnityPeaceAZ.com. Elder Circle, The Wisdom Journey – 10:3011:30am. 2nd Wed. A safe, respectful place to harvest your life. Topics are about life, legacy and mentoring. Free. TMCSrs, 1400 N Wilmot Rd. 520-323-1805 x121. Ctornbom@OurFamilyServices.org.

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Elder Circle, The Wisdom Journey – 10:3011:30am. Last Wed. A safe, respectful place to harvest your life. Topics are about life, legacy and mentoring. Free. St. Phillips in the Foothills, 4440 N Campbell at River. 520-298-6542. DelJonesAZ@cox.net.

Restorative Movement – 10-11am. Develop your body’s ability to serve you & regain youthful agility as you age by increasing body awareness. Work in 96 degree solar heated Santa Rita Springs waters, using somatic principles, breath work and relaxation techniques. $15. Santa Rita Springs. 520-977-6847. Nitule7@hotmail.com. SantaritaSprings.com.

Acupuncture for Cancer Survivors – 12-5pm. All survivors, family and caregivers welcome. Relieve stress, nausea, pain and side effects of cancer treatment or improve general well being. $35. 520-877-9038 for appt. Arizona Oncology Northwest, 2070 W Rudasill Rd, Ste 100. JDarban@att.net. DesertSandsCancerCare.com.

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Cosmic Family Book Classes – 7-9pm. Taught by instructors from Global Community Communications Schools. Suggested minimum donation $10/class. Sea Of Glass—Center For The Arts, 330 E 7 St. 520-490-2554. Info@TheSeaOfGlass.org. TheSeaOfGlass.org.

thursday Drum Circle – 10-11am. Rhythm making, stress reduction, joy, fun and community building. No experience necessary. A few drums available. Free. Rhythm Industries, 1013 S Tyndall Ave. 520-624-6110. Sinde@cox.net. Meditative Angel Gong Wave in Salt-Water Pool – 10:30-11:30am. 1st & 3rd Thurs. Experience the magic of the Angel Gong Wave frequencies while floating in a therapeutic salt-water indoor pool.  $15. Santa Rita Springs Pool, near Grant and Mountain. 520-975-5376. millmarcia@gmail.com. SpiritedChangeAZ.com. Yoga and Meditation – 5:15-6:45pm. As taught by Paramahansa Yogananda. Includes energization and chanting. All levels of yoga and meditation welcome. Free. 1002 E Prince Rd. Elizabeth: 520-299-9309. Green Chamber Monthly Networking Mixer – 5:307:30pm. 4th Thurs. RSVP at our website sagcc.org or 520-777-7138 and leave message. $10/members:$15/ non-members.Location different every month. 520-870-2136. SantanaDaniels@sagcc.org. Peace Circle – 6-7pm. 1st Thur. Focus on peace education -the causes and conditions of peace. Free will donation. Our Family Services, 3830 E Bellevue. 520-323-1708. Ctornbom@OurFamilyServices.org. TIES (Tucson IANDS Experience Sharing) – 6:30pm. 3rd Thurs (2nd Thurs Oct-May); Guest Speaker Series/Small Group Sharing Meetings. Share NDE’s and other spiritual transformations. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. Susan or Chuck: 520-395-2365. TucsonIANDS.org. Tai Chi and Chi Kung – 6:45 to 8:15pm. Gentle, flowing movements that relax the body, calm the mind, improve health, increase energy and make you feel good. Free. Church of Christ, 2848 N Mountain Ave. Contact to confirm: 520-795-8612. Dsrtdrgn@gmail.com.


Meditation for a Happy Mind – 7-8:30pm. The New Meditation Handbook is a practical guide to meditation that teaches us how to make ourselves and others happy by developing inner peace. $10/ class, or 5-class card/$40. First class free. Kadampa Meditation Center, 1701 E.Miles St. 520-441-1617. Info@MeditationInTucson.org. MeditationInTucson.org. Desert Ashram – 7pm. Also Sun. Immerse yourself in a beautiful and peaceful monastic center. Spiritual teachings of Swami Amar Jyoti, chanting, meditation, library, bookshop, walking paths. Free. Personal retreats available. Desert Ashram, 3403 W Sweetwater Dr. 520-743-0384.

friday Personal Retreats – Desert Ashram, a contemplative meditation center, welcomes you for a personal retreat of peace, quiet and inspiration. Free. Desert Ashram, 3403 W Sweetwater Dr. 520-743-0384. TruthConsciousness.org. 8am Workout – 8-9am. Combination of yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi ending with meditation. Bring yoga mat and water bottle. $10. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N First Ave. 520-209-1755. Saberlmp@aol.com. 3861WellnessFirst.com. Bio-Touch Sessions – 9am-5pm. Bio-Touch is an application of the universal principle “Love thy Neighbor,” as a means to alleviate pain, stress, and support good health. By donation. Bio-Touch Center, 5634 E Pima St, Tucson. 520-751-7751.

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. Women’s Group – 9:30-11:30am. A weekly group that explores personal issues through the ancient technique of intuitive drumming and guided meditation. $20. 520-405-0963. Vsuaso@comcast.net. Catalina Farmers’ Market – 10am-2pm. Fresh produce, baked goods, salmon, range-fed beef, artisans, unique gifts, food court, more. 77 N Marketplace (Farmer’s), 16733 N Oracle Rd (opposite Eagle Crest entrance), Catalina. 520-825-4427. Friday Farmers’ Market at Broadway Village – 10am-2pm. Southern Arizona’s only indoor (A/C)/ outdoor venue. Organic produce, meats, prepared foods, baked goods, coffee/teas, cheese, eggs, plants, artisans, body care, massage, music. Broadway/ Country Club. 520-603-8116. A.C.T. For Creating Teleconference –1-2pm. Begins Jan 15. Use the positive energy of a supportive creative community for inspiration and momentum to complete projects. Free. 520906-7542. Inspire@ArtsForTheHeart.com. CreateNewLight.com. BackHab Class – 1-2pm. Aquatic walking rehabilitation program, using various strides to help people with back and balance issues. Uses the safety & resistance of 3-4.5 ft.-deep warm water to strengthen core and leg muscles. Santa Rita Springs, Mountain & Grant area. $20 per class. Limit four students. First class is free. Connie: 520-245-6616. AquaticRelaxation.com

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saturday Loft Cinema Farmers’ Market – 8-12pm. Weekly farmers’ market on our patio featuring fresh organic food from local vendors and farmers. Free. The Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd. 520-795-0844. LoftCinema.org. Miracle Marketplace: Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market – 8am-12pm. Fresh organic produce, artisans, psychic readings, and more. New vendors always welcome. Ample parking. Monterey Court, 505 W Miracle Mile at 14th Ave. 520-207-2429 x2. Marketplace@MontereyCourtAZ.com. MontereyCourtAZ.com. Oro Valley Farmers’ Market – 9am-1pm. Organic fruits and vegetables, breads, pastries, aromatherapy, tamales, salsa, flowers. Corner of Naranja & La Canada in the Town Hall complex. 520-882-2157. Rincon Valley Farmers’ Market – 9am-2pm. Organic produce, fresh flowers, baked goods, ironworks, arts and crafts by local artisans. 12500 E Old Spanish Trail. St. Philips Saturday Farmers’ Market – 9am-2pm. Organic produce and meats, prepared foods, baked goods, coffee/teas, cheese, eggs, honey, plants, body care, massage, green/ecological products, health conscious items, health practitioners, music. River & Campbell. 520-603-8116. 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.


Artisan Marketplace – 10am-8pm. Also Sun. Local artisans, psychic readings, and more. New vendors always welcome. Free. Monterey Court, 505 W Miracle Mile. 520-207-2429 X 2. Info@MontereyCourtAZ.com. MontereyCourtAZ.com. Breathe Well - Feel Better – 11am-1pm. With Steve Ross. This fun and highly interactive class addresses the simple solution to so many health and stress-related problems – proper breathing. Fragrance free. $20/class,$25/hour for counseling or breathwork. 520-825-2009. Steve.Ross@WildBlue.net. RelaxAndBreathe.net. The Consciousness Code: Key to Awakening – 2pm. Learn and practice keys to awakening. Rise above all limitations and soar in joy and freedom. $35/session or $150/6 sessions. Speedway & Kolb Exact. 505-3631090.YesMahria@gmail.com. Plant-Based Food Potluck Dinner – 4-6pm. 2nd Sat. Enjoy the support of other like-minded healthy eaters and learn some new recipes. Potluck guidelines found at HealthyYouNetwork.org. Free; must bring a dish to share. Healthy You Network Resource Center, 3913 E Pima St (at Alvernon). 520-207-7503. AmberAdil@HealthyYouNetwork.org. HealthyYouNetwork.org.

classified ANIMAL COMMUNICATION AND ENERGY HEALING Better understand your animal to enhance your relationship, address behavioral issues, learn what your pet needs to be healthy. Judy Ferrig, M.S., 520-245-4214, OpenPathways-EnergyandCommunication.com. GREENTOES MANI PEDI STUDIO is in search of a licensed nail manicurist (technician) to join our team. We’re a very busy nail salon seeking a talented professional to help with our clients. Call Victor to set up interviews, 520-631-7398. MEETING ROOM for presentations, groups, workshops, etc. Midtown, off-street parking. Modest rates. Lotus Massage & Wellness Center, 2850 E Grant, 520-326-7700, LotusTucson.com. MEETING ROOM AND PRACTITIONER ROOMS for rent at SpiritsChild Metaphysical Center, Orange Grove and Thornydale. SpiritsChild, 520-744-4402.

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Candice is an Integrative Acupuncturist specializing in chronic pain conditions. She uses a unique combination of therapies, specially developed to be the most effective. Her patients leave her care feeling strong, balanced, and vitally alive. Accepts insurance. Call to inquire.

THE GATHERING POINT COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE

Michele Smith, M.Ac.O.M, L.Ac., Dipl, Ac. 1927 E. Grant Rd., 85719 520-777-7444 Gpcacupuncture@gmail.com Gpcacupuncture.com Licensed acupuncturist, Michele Smith, is confident and skilled in treating a wide range of health concerns, having administered thousands of acupuncture treat-ments. The clinic’s tranquil community setting and low cost allow patients to receive the quality healthcare needed. See ad page 10.

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Randy Usem, LMT Radix Practitioner Campbell & Grant 520-312-9563 Armorless.net TucsonMassageAndBodyTherapy.com Randy has 25 years bodywork experience, providing treatments that are stress busting or for specific issues. Sometimes sessions are energetic and primal, using sound, breath and movement which access deep tension and feelings. Also, Male-Female Team facilitating a uniquely blended, nurturing massage experience. See ad page 35.

BIO-TOUCH CENTER 5634 E Pima St, 85712 520-323-7951 Office@justtouch.com JustTouch.com

Voted one of Tucson’s top Alternative Healing Centers. Sessions offered on a donation basis. Classes held monthly - Massage Therapists & Nurses receive CE Credits. See ad on page 35.

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Enjoy the deeply healing benefits of therapeutic massage in the comfort of your home or business. Relieve chronic pain, release stress, or recover from injuries with Don’s nurturing Integrative Bodywork (blending traditional massage modalities with Craniosacral and Reiki). Prenatal/pregnancy massage a specialty. See ad page 35.


LOTUS MASSAGE & WELLNESS CENTER 2850 E. Grant Rd., 85716 520-326-7700 LotusTucson.com

For massage that relieves long-held tension, alleviates pain, and brings lasting therapeutic benefits – while feeling great to receive – call Lotus Center. Enjoy deep tissue massage, specialty techniques, or combination treatments at no extra cost. You’ll appreciate our soothing setting and exceptional therapists. See ad page 35.

BUSINESS SERVICES MARIE MIYASHIRO, APR

Elucity Network, Inc. Business Consultant, Author, Speaker 520-777-7271 P.O. Box 64338; 85728 Marie.Miyashiro@elucity.com EmpathyFactorAtWork.com For business owners and team leaders who want to increase productivity and profits, Marie consults, writes, and speaks on the topic of winning workplace collaborations. See ad on page 8.

SANTA RITA SPRINGS

Dorothy Richmond, LMT Aquatic Massage, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Cranial Sacral, Watsu 520-622-4201 • 520-990-1857 Watsu_Woman_Az@yahoo.com SantaRitaSprings.com

Aquatic Massage, or Watsu®, immerses the body in 96 degree warm water, using flowing wavelike movement and the water’s resistance to stretch and free joints, muscles, connective tissue, and nerves while your therapist keeps your nose above water. Wave patterns of energy release tension into the flow and regenerate tissue. Deep relaxation frees the mind. See ad page 35.

BOOKS THE EMPATHY FACTOR

Marie Miyashiro, APR Author, Speaker, Business Consultant 520-777-7271 P.O. Box 64338; 85728 Marie.Miyashiro@elucity.com EmpathyFactorAtWork.com For business owners and team leaders who want to increase productivity and profits, this book offers both real-world insights and practical tools for winning workplace collaborations. See ad on page 8.

EAT BY CHOICE, NOT BY HABIT Sylvia Haskvitz 520-572-9295 Silgiraffe@aol.com EatByChoice.net

Using the Nonviolent Communication process, explore your inner critic’s messages that underlie your eating patterns and translate your judgments into compassion to connect with your underlying needs. Create the quality of relationship with food that you would like. Eat by Choice Adult and youth e-guidebooks available at eatbychoice.net. See ad page 27.

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CHIROPRACTIC BE NOW CHIROPRACTIC Dr. Lee Ann Kalaba 520-484-3471 Facebook.com/benowchiro

Light-force chiropractic adjustments, Soft Tissue Release, nutritional counseling, weightloss strategies, exercise programs. Call today for a free consultation. Mention seeing us in Natural Awakenings and receive $20 off an initial physical exam! See ad on page 28.

GENESIS NATURAL MEDICINE CENTER

Fred Weiner, DC 3920 N. Campbell Ave., 85719 520-495-4400 GenesisNaturalMedicine.com Dr Weiner provides comprehensive chiropractic care utilizing muscle testing, structural adjustment, nutrition, meridian therapies, organ system targeted reflexology, and related techniques and therapies based on individual needs.

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

Dr. Conlee, Chiropractor Neurologist, diagnoses and treats such conditions as Dystonia, ADHD, Peripheral Neuropathy, vertigo, migraine headaches, balance disorders, numbness, tingling, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other conditions related to neurologic function. Also available: acupuncture, physiotherapy, kinesiotape, nutrition and allergy testing. See ad on page 40.

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CLASSES JOURNEY TO HEALING

Linda Johns Tucson 520-825-4645 journeytohealing.com Experience profound healing, self-awareness, and growth, through the Self-Mastery programs, “Awakening your Authentic Self”, “Raising yo u r Vi b r a t i o n t o 5 - D Oneness” and “Opening to Your Soul”.

COACHING COUNSELING & GUIDANCE ARMORLESS BODY THERAPIES

Randy Usem, LMT, Radix Practitioner Campbell & Grant 520-312-9563 TucsonEmotionalAndTraumaTherapy.com TucsonMassageAndBodyTherapy.com Affordable alternative or addition to traditional therapy. Radix is a Neo-Reichian, Deep Feeling, Regressive Process similar to 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 35.

HEALTHY COUPLES

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

STEVE ROSS, MA, MFT 520-320-5559 Steve.Ross@wildblue.net

Steve Ross, M.A., M.F.T., specializes in anxiety reduction and stress management using diaphragmatic breathing, deep relaxation, mindfulness, and ways to neutralizing negative thoughts. Steve is an experienced meditation teacher and grief counselor. He offers classes, groups, and private coaching sessions.


SURPRISINGLY HEALTHY Kristen Codianni, CHHC AADP 520-762-1314 KristenCodianni.com

Experience increased energy, improved mental focus, better sleep, body fat loss, the ability to better cope with stress and more! Providing Guidance Support & Accountability. Working together to create a Sustainable Nutrition plan & lifestyle custom designed to fit you! See ad page 22.

TRANSFORMATIONAL INTUITIVE GUIDANCE Lucia Maya 520-579-8844 LuminousAdventures.com

Get clear about what you want and how to achieve it, with support and guidance on your journey. Through deep listening, powerful questions, and my practical and spiritual approach you will unveil your heart’s desire and live your dreams. See ad page 33.

DENTISTRY MEDICINE WHEEL DENTAL

Dr. Steven A. Swidler DDS & Dr. Kenneth C. Glass DDS 4650 W. Jojoba Dr., 85745 520-743-7101 • MedicineWheelDental.com Medicine Wheel Dental is Tucson’s Premier holistic integrative dental practice. Utilizing a balanced mix of traditional dentistry with exclusive naturopathic, holistic and alternative modalities, Medicine Wheel Dental provides the highest level of personalized dental care. “With awareness we can make a choice.” See ad on back cover.

ENERGY WORK ENERGY HEALING/EFT-ADV

Graduate: Barbara Brennan School of Healing (4 yr. school) EFT Practitioner, Psyche-K 520-909-3455 EnergyBalancingAz.com Experience positive results in one appointment! Phyllis is highly Intuitive and gets directly to the root of your Health, Relationship and Career issues. Pain, depression/anxiety, financial problems and sexual trauma resolution. Call now and get your Confident Self back!

COLON HYDROTHERAPY GENESIS NATURAL MEDICINE CENTER Dr. Nancy Aton, Family Practice 3920 N. Campbell Ave., 85719 520-495-4400

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

SKYLINE HEALTHWORKS

Sandra Joy Van Hall 2230 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, 85719 520-299-5158 Detoxify and improve your health with Colon Hydrotherapy. Let me be your “waste management” expert. Call today for a free phone consultation and have all your questions and concerns answered. Making this a comfortable and “ease-ful” experience is my specialty! See ad page 16.

VERY SPECIAL ALTERNATIVES Vonnie Schultz Albrecht, RN Central Tucson location 520-403-1686 VerySpecialAlternatives@gmail.com

INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES

Keep Your Energy System Flowing Candace Studebaker 520-818-3848 SheHawk12@aol.com IntegrativeEnergyTherapies.weebly.com Testing and treating all 9 dynamic parts of the body’s energy system to rebalance for health. Bars-Access Consciousness, Reiki, Healing Touch, Therapeutic Touch and emotional and spiritual issues addressed. Individual instruction to maintain balance in the energy system. Emotional instruction to maintain balance in the energy system.

LUMINOUS ADVENTURES

Lucia Maya 520-579-8844 Lucia@luminousadventures.com LuminousAdventures.com

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

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Reiki - Craniosacral - Raindrop Technique. Lucia offers a unique blend of energy work and aromatherapy which brings you to a state of profound and deep relaxation. From this place of stillness, your body can heal, coming into balance and resolving physical and emotional pain. See ad page 33.

OPEN PATHWAYS

Judy Ferrig, M.S., IARP Energy, Healing, and Communications 520-245-4214 OpenPathways-EnergyAndCommunication.com Energetic healing for people and animals is key to wellbeing and health. I use a variety of modalities such as Reiki, chakra and aura clearing, visualization, and balancing with stones, crystals, sound, color, and essences to work on the most effective vibrational level. Medical studies support the work I do as instrumental in healing.CE’s available for all Reiki levels.

GARDENING PHIRE HEART COMMUNITY FARMS Don McKinnon, Co-Founder Sabino Canyon Rd. & E. Cloud Rd. 520-477-7040 PhireHeart@cox.net • PhireHeart.org

Committed to growing the highest vibration and most nutritionally dense food possible. Members experience the joy of working as a team, in harmony with each other and nature. Feel the energy vortex and taste the Phire Heart difference.

HAIR SALONS PROJEKK

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

HEALTHFOOD STORES NEW LIFE HEALTH CENTERS NewLifeHealth.com

New Life Health Centers is locally owned and operated. We have been serving Tucson since 1970 with the best products to help you live a long and healthy life. Our motto is “New Life KNOWS Nutrition” We make it our goal to do just that…KNOW nutrition…in order to serve you better. See ad on page 30 and 31.


HEALTH SCREENING PROACTIVE HEALTH SOLUTIONS, LLC

Lynda Witt ACCT Certified Thermographer 520-235-7036 ProactiveHealthSolutions.org Screening thermography has the opportunity to detect changes at any stage in the development of breast cancer from the first year through to when a tumor is dense enough to be seen with mammography. This early detection of change can lead to earlier diagnosis and better treatment options as well as the opportunity for patients and their healthcare practitioners to intervene at an early stage with preventive treatment. See ad page 13.

HEALTHY EATING EAT BY CHOICE, NOT BY HABIT

Sylvia Haskvitz 520-572-9295 Silgiraffe@aol.com • EatByChoice.net Using the Nonviolent Communication process, explore your inner critic’s messages that underlie your eating patterns and translate your judgments into compassion to connect with your underlying needs. Create the quality of relationship with food that you would like. See ad page 27.

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

Do you have celiac disease or suffer from gluten intolerance? Visit Tucson’s only completely gluten free bakery/bistro where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or freshly baked treats in a relaxed and friendly environment without worrying about cross contamination. See ad on page 34.

GOVINDA’S NATURAL FOODS BUFFET CHAITANYA CULTURAL CENTER 711 E. Blacklidge Dr., 85719 520-792-0630 • GovindasOfTucson.com

Enjoy resort-like atmosphere of waterfalls, peacocks, fountains and gardens while relishing international vegetarian cuisine emphasizing healthy organic produce. Dinner under $10. Join us for weekly Sunday Festival at 5:30 pm with musical meditation, spiritual discourse and dinner at 7 pm for $3.

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LOVIN; SPOONFULS VEGETARIAN RESTARANT

2990 N. Campbell Ave. Tucson, AZ 85719 520-325-7766 LOVINSPOONFULS.COM

Lovin’ Spoonfuls offers breakfast, lunch and dinner in a gracious atmosphere, perfect for dining with friends, family and business associates. Awards and accolades include Tucson Lifestyle Magazine’s Best Vegetarian Restaurant, Tucson Weekly’s Best of TucsonTM and VegNews’ Best Vegetarian Restaurant.

HEALTHY KIDS THE PUPPET LADY

Rose Mayer 520-400-0758 TheTucsonPuppetLady.com Have a memorable puppet making birthday party. We come to you with supplies and do cleanup. One hour of crafty puppet making entertainment. Great for girls and boys ages 5-14. Kids love puppets! See ad page 15.

HOLISTIC HEALING AHH! ACUPUNCTURE, HERBOLOGY & HYPNOTHERAPY

LEA H. SIEBERT MSOM, dipl. OM, L.Ac, CHT, Reiki Master With Perfit Pilates 6761 E. Tanque Verde #5, 85715 520-686-4999 AbundantQi.com Create positive changes in health, life and career with Lea’s integrated Mind-Body-Spirit healing: combining Hypnotherapy, Acupuncture, Herbology, Nutrition, Tuina, Shiatsu, Lomilomi, Reiki. Relieve pain. Balance hormones. Calm the mind. Boost energy. Improve stress responses. Private and group sessions.

CARITAS CENTER FOR HEALING 330 E. 16th St., 85701 520-624-2743 • CaritasHealing.com

For comprehensive wellness, come to Caritas, where you can receive yoga therapy, acupuncture, massage, relationship counseling, EMDR, and more. Select the class/practitioner that is the best fit for you! Rental space also available. Located in a historic neighborhood near downtown. See ad page 13.

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COYOTE HEALING CENTER David C Rupley, Jr, MD(H) 700 N Country Club Rd. Suite 110, 85716 CoyoteHealingCenter.com Dcrupley@gmail.com

Coyote Healing Center is using a new instrument that generates pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF). Tremendous results are reported including relief from sciatic pain, improved energy, enhanced healing, increased range of motion and relief from depression. Sessions can be scheduled with or without consultation with David Rupley, Jr., M.D.(H). See ad page 29.

LINDA CERVENY, LCSW, MSWAC, LLC 6965 N. Oracle Rd., 85704 520-797-1234 maninthemaze2013@gmail.com

Psychotherapist with 33 years experience. Specialities chemical dependency, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, dual diagnosis, GLBT issues, depression, women’s issues. Weekly Eating Disorders recovery therapy group available. Man in the maze room currently open to include numerous experiential offerings by a variety of practitioners, energy workers, artists, and teachers.

MARY BETH ACKERLEY MD, MD(H) Board Certified Psychiatrist Homeopathic Physician 520-299-5694 MaryMD@mypassion4health.com MyPassion4Health.com

Dr. Mary Beth Ackerley, MD, MDH, is a classically-trained board-certified psychiatrist and homeopathic physician who specializes in the holistic treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, and menopause through the use of amino acid therapy, hormone replacement, nutritional support and homeopathy. She was appointed by the Governor to sit on the Arizona Board of Homeopathic and Integrated Medicine. See ad page 41.

HOME LOANS KAREN M FISHER, NMLS # 180167 Nova Home Loans 6245 E. Broadway Blvd., Ste. 400 Tucson, 85711 520-202-4108 520-977-0214 Karen.Fisher@novahomeloans.com HomeLoansForTucson.com Karen Fisher is a mortgage originator for Nova Home Loans. She specializes in purchase and refinance transactions with conventional, FHA, and VA financing. See ad page 5.


MENTAL HEALTH

HOME SERVICES PLANET HUGGER

DR STEPHEN STREITFELD

877-624-3326 Planet-Hugger.com

An eco-friendly home and office cleaning company & offers natural cleaning products. 877-624-3326. See ad on page 15.

HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY NORTHSTAR HYPERBARICS Dr. Carol Hendrinks, MD 7598 N La Cholla Blvd., 85741 520-229-1238 NorthstarHBOT.com

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) saturates the body with oxygen reducing inflammation and enhancing recovery from central nervous system injury including: Traumatic Brain Injury, Post Concussion Syndrome, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Birth Injury, Autism, Spinal Cord Injury, Near Drowning, Anoxic Brain Injury and other conditions. See ad on page 18.

MindSource Centre 7345 E Tanque Verde Rd. Tucson, 85715  520-296-7766  520-296-2301 mindsourcecentre.com facebook.com/mindsourcecentre Break free from the chains of de-pression. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy can help. FDA approved. TMS is not medication and sessions are done right in the office.Check out the www.mindsourcecentre.com to learn more about TMS or call to set up a TMS consultation. See ad on page 12.

E. JEAN DUBOSE, LCSW 520-625-9128 ThePlaceOfHealing.com Online scheduling Insurance accepted

Jean combines the best of Traditional and Non Traditional therapies -energy, crystals, essential oils , sound, shamanic journey in her counseling practice to assist her clients to achieve their goals for relief of depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and for spiritual transformation.

HYPNOTHERAPY FOCUSED WELLNESS SOLUTIONS Rosemary King Aprn, Bc Hn, Bc Cht 520-400-3456 Rrking52@Aol.Com FocusedWellnessSolutions.com

Could past patterns be holding you back in succeeding with your wellness goals? Rosie works with individuals in the privacy of their homes with personalized hypnosis sessions. Individuals hypnosis CDs also available as well as Health Coaching.

METAPHYSICAL GIFTS & SUPPLIES THE CRYSTAL SINGING BOWL TEMPLE Tryshe Dhevney, Bowl Master Day’s Inn (just off the lobby) 222 S. Freeway/I-10, I-10 & Congress Exit 258, Tucson 520-440-7820 • SoundShifting.com

INTUITIVE ARTS

The Crystal Singing Bowl Temple offers a life-changing and transformational experience. Crystal bowls resonate with the crystalline realm of the planet as well as the crystalline structure within our very bones, bringing about deep calm, centeredness and joy. Call for an appointment today. See ad page 11.

SUSAN HANNAH

520-329-1402 Susan@susanrhannah.com Susanrhannah.com Susan Hannah is offering spiritual business coaching, Reiki sessions and classes, as well as intuitive readings to the Tucson community. She will come to your place of business, residence or meet with you at Mystic Candles. Contact Susan at 520-329-1402.

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MYSTIC CANDLES & METAPHYSICAL

6546 E. 22nd Street, 85710 520-721-1011 mysticcandles.org Hand-Crafted Candles * Incense * Sage * Oils * Books * CDs * Tarot Cards * Jewelry * Gemstones. Now offering Life coaching, Reiki & Intuitive/Medicine Card Readings by Susan Hannah.

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SPIRITSCHILD

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

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

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

Dr. Saber is a Primary Care Naturopathic Physician who specializes in Endocrinology and Functional Medicine. Using science-based information as well as your personal symptoms we will together find the best way to your optimal health. See ad page 17.

GENESIS NATURAL MEDICINE CENTER

Dr. Micheal Uzick Dr. Nancy Aton 3920 N. Campbell Ave., 85719 520-495-4400 GenesisNaturalMedicine.com Genesis offers superior care in: Naturopathic Oncology, Gynecology, Pediatrics, Family Practice, Primary Care, Chiropractic, Nutritional Counseling, Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Colon Hydrotherapy, Intravenous nutrient therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Massage, Far Infrared Sauna.

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

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


PERSONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT TOASTMASTERS OF UNITY Jeff Hafner 520-861-7039 ToastMastersOfUnity.com

Saturdays 4:30-5:30 pm. Learn how to speak in public with a friendly, supportive group in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Meets at Risky Business, 6866 E Sunrise Dr. Come see what Toastmasters is all about. Everyone welcome!

TAO TIME

Dale Bruder 1505 N Alamo Pl., 85712 520-331-1956 DaleBruder.com TaoTime@dalebruder.com New moon seminars engaging spiritual alchemy in a Zen Taoist way. Shojo 72 days over 2 ½ lunar cycles in an I Ching mandala of 12 hexagrams. Be in a time of blossoming, realize something and manifest it. Register at dalebruder.com.

PHYSICAL THERAPY APPLIED PHYSICAL MEDICINE, PLLC NOAH ABRAHAMS, PT, DPT WellnessFirst! 3861 N. 1st Ave., 85719 520-591-1634 appliedphysicalmedicine.com noah@appliedphysicalmedicine.com

Dr. Noah Abrahams believes that you can live without debilitating, nagging, or simply frustrating pain.  His expertise in manual therapy, coupled with his intuitive Home Therapeutic exercise plans will allow the client to return to function quickly. See ad on page 13.

PET SERVICES GRANDMA’S HOUSE DOG BOARDING

Lanae McDade 5019 E. Timrod St., 85711 520-979-2539 LanaeMcDade@hotmail.com Facebook.com/houseofgrandma Boarding with love not cages! Specialized boarding and daycare of small breed dogs. Free meet and greet by appointment. Clean home, secure yard. 24 hour indoor/ outdoor access and supervision.Affordable, loving care your dog deserves.

PERSONAL TRAINING TRANSFORMATION LIFESTYLE COACHING, LLC

Anna Burchard ACSM & CrossFit Certified Personal Trainer Metagenics Lifestyle Educator Natural Life Holistic Oasis 7235 N. Paseo Del Norte Tucson, 85704 520-792-2272 transformationlifestylecoaching.com Ready to make powerful & courageous lifestyle choices? Maximize vitality & decrease risks for chronic diseases? Offering 12 week individualized programs with testing, nutritional counseling and safe & sane personal training.

PHOTOGRAPHY MIKE LELAND PHOTOGRAPHY 520-822-7972 MikeLeland.com TucsonRealEstatePhotography.com

Mike Leland Photography and sister company Tucson Real Estate Photography offer high quality, professional photographic services. Based in Tucson, AZ with products and services to fit most budgets. Services include; Wedding, Portrait, Headshots, Real Estate, Interiors/Architectural. Google Business Photos. See ad on page 7.

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SALON/SPA SERVICES INDIGO OASIS

Natural Skincare Placita de la Luna 204 West Grant Rd. 520-329-2478 • IndigoOasis.com Offering personalized and caring skincare using natural products. Choose from our wide variety of services including facials, peels, waxing and body treatments. Focused Hatha Yoga classes are held in our charming studio. See schedule on-line. See ad page 19.

SCHOOLS ARIZONA SCHOOL OF ACUPUNCTURE AND ORIENTAL MEDICINE 4646 E. Fort Lowell Rd., Ste. 103 520-795-0787 Admissions@asaom.edu • Asaom.edu

Learn to practice a full medicine— traditional Chinese thinking and diagnosis along with skills in acupuncture, herbs, and Asian bodywork therapy—the three departments in a traditional Chinese hospital. Respond competently and with confidence to whatever concerns people bring in your clinic door. See ads on pages 6 and 21.

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SHAMANISM SHAMANIC OMNI INTERCOMMUNITY Peter Deane 213-880-5816 • Tanka@live.com

Offering the path of the Natural Way through Shamanism. If you are being called into the Shamanic realm or Natural Way of being or are in need of a Shaman – call or email for a consultation. All services are free.

SOUND THERAPY ANGEL GONG WAVE

Marcia Breitenbach, MA 520-975-5376 • millmarcia@gmail.com SpiritedChangeAZ.com Experience the magic of the Angel Gong Wave frequencies. Offerings include gong meditations in home, office, conference and salt-water pool. Participants say, “heaven on earth, “ delicious!” “best sound healing ever,” “energy boost for me and my home, “ and “transcendent deep relaxation.”

WHOLISTIC FAMILY MEDICINE

Dr. Lance Morris 1601 N. Tucson Blvd., Ste 37 85716 520-322-8122 • Wfmedicine@gmail.com ResonantSoundTherapy.com Dr. Morris treats all conditions, pediatric through geriatric, emphasizing ‘nature cure’ to heal mind, body, spirit. Developer of RST; Resonant Sound Therapy. See website for more information.

SPIRITUAL TEACHINGS CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING - TUCSON Rev. Donald Graves Sunday Service: 3231 N. Craycroft Rd., 85712 520-319-1042 • TucsonCSL.org

Through partnering with possibility, expanding in consciousness, compassion and connection, and by offering spiritual tools that change lives, the Center for Spiritual Living Tucson provides an environment for spiritual deepening through classes in spiritual practice, community building activities, and meaningful sharing. “It’s like coming home, in a good way.” Sunday Celebration Service 10:30am, 10am Meditation. See ad on page 23.


CHAPEL OF AWARENESS SPIRITUAL CHURCH

Rev. Jim McCaw, Pastor 931 N. Fifth Ave ChapelOfAwarenessTucson@wordpress.com

Sunday Service, 4-5pm. Healing, Meditation followed by a Talk and Angel Messages. Develop your own clairaudience, clairvoyance, power of thought, healing and other psychic skills. You will learn to communicate with and know your own benevolent spiritual guides, guardian angels and spirit healers. Stillness meditation, concentration and healing will be taught and practiced in all classes. Parking in back.

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TUCSON IANDS EXPERIENCE SHARING (TIES) Facilitators: Chuck & Susan 520-395-2365 TucsonIANDS.org

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

UNITED FELLOWSHIP CHAPEL, INC

1701 E. Miles St., 85719 520-441-1617 MeditationInTucson.org

Rev. Diana O. and Rev. Susan Wright 4718 E. Hawthorne St., 85711 520-327-0142 United-Fellowship-Chapel.com

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.

Self-Realization/Psychic-Development to know thyself, to heal, and to change is available on an individual basis. The Meta-physical Principles Course is an in-depth study of metaphysics. In the Universal Metaphysics course one learns the definitions. In the Seminary, one may become an ordained minister. See ad page 23.

THE TEMPLE OF THE PRESENCE

UNITY SPIRITUAL CENTER OF PEACE

11902 East Irvington Rd.

(SW corner of Old Spanish Trail) 520-751-2039, ext. 100 TempleOfThePresence.org Saint Germain and the Ascended Masters stand ready to assist you. In their Radiance, you will learn how to release the Light from your Individualized I AM Presence. Find Divine solutions to every challenge. Spiral upward to your Ascension. Thursday classes, 7pm.

1551 S. Eastside Loop, Ste. 121, 85710 520-546-3696 Info@unitypeaceaz.com

Explore your spirituality in a warm and loving community of caring friends. Learn practical tools that really work to improve your life, and the world around you. Sunday service 10:30. Prayer services Sunday at 8:50am and Wednesdays at 9:45am. www.unitypeaceaz. com. See ad page 43.

T’AI CHI

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

Worship, Healing, Prophesy. Celebrating the Unity of God and Man. 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.

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MOVE INTO WELL-BEING Heather Chalon, MPH T’ai Chi, Qigong, Tao Yoga 520-780-6751 MoveIntoWellBeing.com Move Into Well Being on FB

Certified instructor of Taoist Healing Arts including tai chi, qigong, tao yin (yoga), therapeutic qigong. Her focus is on sharing simple, enjoyable techniques customized to your individual needs. Private healing sessions and lessons by appointment, classes, workshops, workplace wellness.

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WEIGHT LOSS EAT BY CHOICE, NOT BY HABIT Sylvia Haskvitz 520-572-9295 Silgiraffe@aol.com EatByChoice.net

Using the Nonviolent Communication process, explore your inner critic’s messages that underlie your eating patterns and translate your judgments into compassion to connect with your underlying needs. Create the quality of relationship with food that you would like. See ad page 27.

WELLNESS CENTER NATURAL HEALING CARE CENTER 2272 E Speedway Blvd.,85719

(Between Campbell & Tucson Blvd) 520-323-0069 NaturalHealingCareCenter.com Info@naturalhealingcarecenter.com Tucson’s local wellness clinic. Our team of Naturopathic Doctors and Therapists are dedicated to natural healing and individualized healthcare. We specialize in: Naturopathic Medicine (including pediatrics), Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Herbs & Nutrition, Kinesio Tape Application, Constitutional Hydrotherapy, AZ Medical Marijuana card program.

WOMEN’S HEALTH DIANE GOEDECKE, NP, MS, CNM, FNP-C 5659 E. Grant Rd. 520-751-4321 DianeGoedecke.com Dmgarizona@gmail.com

Primary Health Care for Women and Women’s Health. Annual exams, birth control, IUD’s, prescription services, sexual health, menopause, hormone replacement, general health care,allergy, blood draw in office. Most insurances accepted, cash pay, same day appointments in most cases, Se Habla Espanol. See ad on page 11.

TULA WELLNESS

Integrative Health for Women Arianna Sholes-Douglas, MD, FACOG 2200 East River Road Suite 109, 85718 520-577-1129 TulaWellnessMD@gmail.com TulawellnessMD.com Tula Wellness is an integrative health center devoted to women’s wellness. Tula means “balance” in sanskrit. Dr. Arianna believes that the body has the innate ability to heal itself and the desire for perfect balance. She combines the principles of a traditional women’s health model with an evidenced based integrative wellness philosophy. See ads on pages 3 and 19.


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