Topic: Move

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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Peace without Fear, Boundaries without Violence: The Work of Paul Linden, Ph.D.

Think of a time when you felt challenged, threatened, or in conflict. Let it settle into your body a little bit. (If you’re feeling delicate as you read this, don’t overdo it.) Tak …

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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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A rare and prolific Odissi Indian dancer in SLC: Bijayini Satpathy

A dancer who ballet legend Mikhail Baryshnikov goes out of his way to see, and who choreographer Mark Morris considers to be “easily among the top five dancers I’ve seen in my life …

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Guide to 5 Utah Waterfall Hikes close to SLC

As a Utah native, I believe that the mountains are the best escape from anything, especially the heat. If you’re longing to go outside without risk of heat exhaustion, why not cool …

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What’s a sport?

I  see a lot of CrossFit people flipping tires end over end across fields and gym floors in Cache Valley where I live. They might be strong, but don’t they know that it is easier t …

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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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Environews: An abundance of Painted Ladies!

Back in 1935 Utah’s spring migration of Painted Lady butterflies (Vanessa cardui) was described as filling the air with a windstorm of butterflies, “the effect resembling an autumn …

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A collection of beauties: a morning show rehearsal with Municipal Ballet Company

The delightful spring sunshine streams into the windows of Millennium Dance Complex’s windows in Trolley Square, and the Municipal Ballet Company dancers are finishing their daily …

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Overcrowding in the Cottonwood Canyons

“Recreation Challenges on Public lands” was the theme of the 24th annual Wallace Stegner Center Symposium held in March. Outdoor recreation constitutes two percent of the U.S. gros …

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Jordan River Water Trail

In April, Salt Lake County Parks & Recreation hosted a series of open houses re. development of a Jordan River Water Trail. The project would create new boat access points and …

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Students of silence

University of Utah students learn from composer Phillip Bimstein about the power of “radical quiet” On a chilly February afternoon, a crew of workmen yelled and their tools clanged …

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Birding for beginners

Five basics to get you going In the still of early morning, even city dwellers can hear the dawn chorus—the singing of early birds—especially in the spring. If that sound has ever …

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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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Border madness

Not to sound too utopian, but borders only exist on maps. They are conceptual art at its best. You can’t fly over the land and see outlines of the countries and states we were requ …

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