January 2014

 

 

BY Marjorie McCloy

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December 30, 2013

In late October I was walking in my leafy 9th and 9th neighborhood when my attention was snagged by a good-looking guy walking toward the sidewalk. He was carrying something, but since I was looking at him I didn’t notice what it was. Then he waved its …

BY Merry Lycett Harrison

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December 30, 2013

My son Dave is the reason I became an herbalist. He had severe asthma and allergies as a child and when he was four, our pediatrician said it was time to put him on steroids. Unwilling to go that route unless it was absolutely necessary, I began my que …

BY Alice Toler

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December 30, 2013

Michael Mithoefer, MD is a psychiatrist with a history in emergency and internal medicine practicing in Charleston, South Carolina. Along with his wife, Annie Mithoefer, who is a psychiatric nurse, he has been the principal investigator for FDA-approve …

BY Katherine Pioli

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December 30, 2013

By the time Sharon Leopardi was in her mid-20s, the acne on her back was so bad she could barely lie down. Because of the discomfort, she had difficulty practicing yoga, and because of the scarring, she was uncomfortable wearing clothing that exposed h …

BY Chris Gleason

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December 30, 2013

It’s been great to watch the fast growing locavore movement blossom here on the Wasatch Front. It has grown so much, in fact, that it’s getting hard to keep tabs on all the new restaurants, stores and organizations. By contrast, I remember the bleak ol …

BY John deJong

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December 30, 2013

Reflections on being shown the light.—by John deJong   Now that Utah has been shown the light on gay marriage, it is interesting to examine how this reflects on some local beliefs and the nature of belief with regard to the U.S. Constitution. The …

BY Amy Brunvand

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December 30, 2013

Next steps to fight Green River nuke plant; Snake Valley saved from Vegas; Water agency audit planned; Utah suffers from resource curse; Your tax tollars, working against wildlife; S-line connects Sugar House to TRAX; SLC offers Resident Transit Pass; …

BY Dennis Hinkamp

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December 30, 2013

How to cope with winter.—by Dennis Hinkamp Though it has been Utah winter for several weeks, the holiday fun part is over and the realization that there are at least three more months of this weather is starting to sink in. For me, January is sort of t …

BY Amy Brunvand

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December 30, 2013

And other discoveries about dancing.—by Amy Brunvand Earlier this year I picked up a book called The Resurgence of the Real by Charlene Spretnak. It’s one of those academic books that tosses around words like “nondeconstructive postmodernism” as if we …

BY Charlotte Bell

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December 30, 2013

The courage to open.—by Charlotte Bell What do skiing and sitting in chairs have in common? Not much in terms of musculoskeletal engagement, adrenal activity and sensory delight. However, when you sit and when you ski, your hip joints are in a flexed p …

BY Katherine Pioli

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December 30, 2013

Tips & tools.—by Katherine Pioli Riding the bus can be tricky, if you’re not in the know. Here are some helpful tools to get you where you want to go with the least amount of hassle. Find a bus • UtahBusTracker– Opening this webpage brings up UTA’s …

BY Troy Marsh

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December 30, 2013

Wisdom and healing for a changing world.—by Troy Marsh It was 4 a.m. when I awoke abruptly from a deep sleep. A voice was calling to me. I sat up in bed, believing for a moment that my young family was in danger. Three times I heard the same words spok …

BY Suzanne Wagner

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December 30, 2013

Step out of the rhetoric and get to work—with the aid of the Divine Feminine.—by Suzanne Wagner Osho Zen Tarot: Possibilities, Mind, Going with the FlowMedicine Cards: Blank Shield, BatMayan Oracle: Dreamer and Dreamed, Hologram, RhythmAncient Egyptian …