Topic: Mindfulness

The sleep puzzle

It’s not so simple Do you have trouble falling asleep? Or staying asleep? If so, you’re not alone. According to data from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 30-35% of Americans …

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The deep ecology of the sacred

Francis Weller on the five gates of grief, and the joy that lies beyond Psychotherapist Francis Weller, author of The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of …

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The “if only” trap

Finding contentment in your life as it is In 1996, I attended a 30-day silent Insight meditation retreats. As with many retreat centers, the cabin where we practiced was designed t …

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Past Life Hypnosis: a journey into the subconscious (whether you believe in past lives or not)

The CATALYST staff and interns sat in the front room of Big Pink. Pens and notepads at our sides, we were being led through the hypnosis by Jennifer Van Gorp, Salt Lake’s newest pr …

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July 2019 Almanac

July 1  Average temps: high 88º, low 64º. 8% chance of precipitation. Sunrise 5:58 am, sunset 8:52 pm. July 2  NEW MOON  1:16 pm. Want to try planting by the moon? Check out this d …

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Hearing meditation

Doorway to the present There are lots of things to love about spring and summer—the long hours of daylight, the invitation to shed layers of clothing, and the opportunity to spend …

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Respect

The yoga of cultivating care I lived on the Big Island of Hawaii in 1990. During that year a longtime yoga teacher based in Seattle, Aadil Palkhivala, frequented the Big Island to …

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Peak experiences

Nice, but sometimes an impediment People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but …

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Can this be recycled?

Recycling rules change with the market. We’re here to keep you abreast of the latest news! I get asked the question almost daily, from family, friends, neighbors: “Can this be recy …

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Mindfulness of thinking

Making peace with the monkey mind This is my idea of hell—or at least, one iteration of it: sitting on a 30-day silent meditation retreat with one little phrase of a Strauss polka …

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Walking to work

Soften your gaze, empty your mind and the loud city will go quiet Most mornings, I step out my front door and wonder how the world has changed shape from the day before. I feel the …

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Mobility, agility and power: Yoga practice and strength training

Studies show that resistance training builds strength and muscle mass, increases bone density and reduces the signs and symptoms of chronic disease. I first came to Utah in 1982, p …

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The Burning Bride Project

Marriage, at least in romance-based societies such as ours, is an act of hope, a commitment for the future. A belief in love. With (and certainly without) the best efforts, hope ma …

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First HolistiCon brings mind body, healing under one roof

To help educate and empower the community, the holistic market gathered under one roof June 15 and 16 for the first-ever Salt Lake HolistiCon. The convention included speakers, ven …

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Defying Gravity

Using levity to uplift in unfunny times. “The world is in serious condition largely due to our conditioning to be serious. Seriously.” —Swami Beyondananda If serious times have got …

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