Astrology

Integration and Preparation

Your astrological path for 2018. Transitional is the key word for 2018. It’s a year of integration, a threshold moment where past, present and future meet to create what happens ne …

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Slightly Off Center: January 2018

For a dancer. Trigger warning: this might make you cry. It made me cry writing it, but it was a joyful cathartic cry. On December 6, our 18-pound 14.5-year-old package of fury, att …

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Love Your Lungs: The Awair Air-Tracking Device

CATALYST has fun with the Awair air-tracking device. AWAIR looks like a minimalist digital clock radio with the phrase “know what’s in the air you breathe” written on the side. Her …

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A Sifu’s Story

Standing on sacred ground. Toni Lock started practicing tai chi 20 years ago after a dear friend and “soul sister” said she should try it. She had been teaching aerobics at the tim …

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Metaphors for the Month: January 2018

There is only change. Osho Zen Tarot: Maturity, Conditioning, Slowing Down Medicine Cards: Butterfly Beaver Mayan Oracle: Chicchan, Complex Stability Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Prince …

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Environmental Politics

When Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (and Lungs)

It’s time to pay attention to “no burn” days. Tis the season for relentless episodes of national-newsworthy air pollution in the Salt Lake Valley—air that reaches the unhealthy ran …

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Environmental Politics

Love Your Lungs: Transit Dilemma

Consider air quality when planning your commute. It’s clear that how we choose to commute affects our air quality. But does our mode of transit determine how many pollutants reach …

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Guest Editorial: A New Take on Inversions

“Proactive” is the word. It’s winter in Utah and that means skiing and snow, but also our dreaded inversions. My research focuses on air quality and associated health effects, and …

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Astrology

The Aquarium Age: Dec. 13-19

‘Tis not quite a jolly season, so don’t be surprised if celebrating seems slightly out of sync with the zeitgeist—festivities could feel forced or even manic in their need to be jo …

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Connect, Entertainment

Briefly Noted: RadioActive on KRCL 90.9FM

Last month CATALYST was a guest on KRCL’s RadioActive, a show for grassroots activists and community builders, weeknights at 6, hosted by Lara Jones and associates. This is the bes …

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Community, Garden, Local Harvest

Briefly Noted: Winter Market at Rio Grande

You may be surprised at what edibles grow in Northern Utah in the winter. Salt Lake City’s Winder Market offers grass-fed, organic locally raised meats. There are eggs like you’ve …

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Environmental Politics, Nature, Outdoor

Can We Save Pando?

Pando, the Earth’s largest known living organism by mass, is dying for lack of large predators in the ecosystem. Pando, an exceptionally beautiful male quaking aspen clone, is loca …

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On the Cover: December 2017

In the Spirit of Itzpapalotl, Venceremos by Ruby Chacon. Through a collaborative practice this cover art is part of a series that draws from feminist scholarly research by Dr. Sony …

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