Topic: Mindfulness

Humanizing nature: Nature is evolving before our very eyes

Like most Utah sportsmen growing up in the 1960s, I learned to be a classic Utah consumptive user of renewable resources. I became an avid hunter, fisherman and forager of wild foo …

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Mindfulness practice for changing times: How to maintain ballast in times of upheaval

2020 is the “gift” that keeps on giving. September smelled like a campfire as Utah and the entire West Coast experienced devastating wildfires. Not so long ago, an unprecedented wi …

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Urban Almanac Autumn 2020

Oct 8  Pick up a variety of root crops at the farmers market this week. Buy some to culture—say, cabbage and carrots with your favorite seasoning (I like fresh ginger and cumin). I …

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Urban Almanac: May 2020

May 1  Average temperatures today: high 67º, low 45º. Sunrise: 6:25am. Sunset: 8:24pm. May 2  Stuck in the house with a well-stocked pantry but out of ketchup? Make your own: https …

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Almanac April 2020

April 1  Average temps today: high 58º, low 38º. Sunrise: 7:10am. Sunset: 7:53pm. April 2  Red cedar is not a cedar, Norfolk pine is not a pine, Douglas fir is not a fir and Austra …

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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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Human hibernation

Yogic help for deeper sleep Right now, much of the world is sleeping. Creatures such as bears, marmots, bats and bees hibernate. Reptiles fall into a state of sluggishness and inac …

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November 2019

Osho Zen Tarot:  Courage, Traveling, Exhaustion Medicine Cards: Crow, Whale, Deer Mayan Oracle: Rhythm, Etznab, Greater Cycles Ancient Egyptian Tarot: King of Cups, Three of Disks, …

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From being in the moment to Mindfulness

Mindfulness is trending these days. Since 2014, mindfulness has made the cover of TIME twice. The practice even has its very own magazine, Mindful, with articles touting the practi …

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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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