January 2020

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January 2020

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Culture, Enjoy, Entertainment

Singing to the Brine Shrimp

Belong to where you are I’ve moved many times in my life, growing up in Kentucky, living in Missouri, Texas, Indiana, and for a year Bristol, England. But before I got my job at We …

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Intuitive Arts, Spirituality & Mysticism

The year of the yang metal rat

Each year, as we have for at least 12 years now, we celebrate Chinese New Year by inviting feng shui practitioner Valerie Litchfield to share her reflections and predictions for th …

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Community, Culture, Enjoy, Nature

Nature all around us

Getting to know our neighbors at the Natural History Museum of Utah The myths of human separateness are many and varied: Mankind is special—we are the only animal with a soul and e …

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Home, Think

Notable Utah-related books published in 2019

40 Years with Bagley, Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune. Can you believe that Bagley has been making fun of Utah politics since 1979? Best Friends, Shannon Hale & LeUyen Pham, MacM …

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Live, Nature

Environews

A community in the thrall of the attention economy feels like an industrial farm, where our jobs are to grow straight and tall, side by side, producing faithfully without ever touc …

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Heal, Health

Indoor air quality

Inversions are natural events due to cold temperatures and our surrounding mountains (for a more detailed explanation, take a look at CATALYST’s January 2018 issue). When air becom …

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Mindfulness

Urban Almanac

Jan 1 Average temps today: high 32º, low 22º. Sunrise: 7:51am. Sunset: 5:10pm. Here’s a timely spiritual practice from Bulgarian philosopher and mystic Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov (190 …

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Astrology, Expand, Intuitive Arts

Metaphors for January 2020

Osho Zen Tarot:  Going with the Flow, Success, Guilt Medicine Cards: Horse (contrary), Fox, Dragonfly Mayan Oracle: Etznab (upside down), Kan (upside down), Transparency (upside do …

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Enjoy, Entertainment

Cold will bring us together

Utah winters generally last November through May, adjourning for a frenetic season of road construction. It’s that time of year when we alternately curse and exalt the four-letter …

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Heal, Yoga

Manual adjustments in yoga class

What to do and what not to do Years ago, one of my former students took a yoga class at a local health club. My student had been practicing for several years and had developed a he …

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Home, Think

Notable Utah-related books published in 2019

40 Years with Bagley, Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune. Can you believe that Bagley has been making fun of Utah politics since 1979? Best Friends, Shannon Hale & LeUyen Pham, MacM …

READ MORE

Community, Culture, Enjoy, Nature

Nature all around us

Getting to know our neighbors at the Natural History Museum of Utah The myths of human separateness are many and varied: Mankind is special—we are the only animal with a soul and e …

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Community, Community Profiles, Connect

Lives in the shadows

A conversation with Kip Yost Last summer, curious to learn more about Salt Lake’s new homeless resource shelters, I was reading everything I could find on the topic. Since the impl …

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Alternative Therapies, Heal, Health

Chakra Series part 1

Reclaiming the caduceus The caduceus, better known as the medical symbol, with its central staff, entwined snakes and feathered wings on top, looks uncannily similar to the subtle …

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Community, Eat, Local Harvest

The Utah Farm and Food Conference

A cross-cultural gathering of growers, makers, purveyors and eaters Now in its fourth year, the Utah Farm and Food Conference returns to Cedar City to showcase an impressive array …

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Culture, Enjoy, Entertainment

Singing to the Brine Shrimp

Belong to where you are I’ve moved many times in my life, growing up in Kentucky, living in Missouri, Texas, Indiana, and for a year Bristol, England. But before I got my job at We …

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Alternative Therapies, Connect, Expand, Gatherings, Heal, Psychology

Psychedelics, science and mental health

First Intermountain Psychedelics Symposium meets in Salt Lake City this month If you’re a regular reader of this publication, chances are you’re already familiar with psychedelic t …

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Community, Resources

Utah Recycling Alliance

Businesses rewarded for implementing greener ways The Utah Recycling Alliance encompasses all the Rs—reducing, reusing, refurbishing, repurposing…and when all those avenues have …

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Environmental Politics, Think

EnviroNews: Proposed highway endangers desert tortoises

Can a desert tortoise preserve still preserve habitat if it has a four-lane highway running through it? Through January 6, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Fish and Wil …

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Environmental Politics, Think

EnviroNews: Off-road threat to San Rafael Desert

Public comments are needed on a catastrophically bad Travel Plan for the San Rafael Desert that would turn a remote desert landscape into a motorized free-for-all. Under the BLM pr …

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Environmental Politics, Think

EnviroNews: Support America’s Redrock Wilderness Act

Ask your out-of-state friends and family to call their U.S. representatives and senators to co-sponsor America’s Redrock Wilderness Act (ARWA)! ARWA will be re-introduced in Congre …

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Environmental Politics, Think

EnviroNews: RIP Legacy Parkway Agreement

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has announced that on January 1, 2020 the 14-mile Legacy Parkway will raise speed limits to 65 miles per hour and allow large semi-truc …

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Environmental Politics, Think

EnviroNews: Keep your recycling out of the dump

China’s “National Sword” policy, enacted in January 2018, has changed the landscape for recycling in Utah. In the past, the contents of curbside blue bins were loaded into shipping …

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Environmental Politics, Think

EnviroNews: Bison make spring greener

Yellowstone’s migrating bison herds make grass grow more quickly and last longer according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Typicall …

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