Natural Awakenings Twin Cities April 2022

Read the April 2022 edition of Natural Awakenings Twin Cities magazine. This is our annual Sustainable Living Issue which is focused on Earth Day 2022, how to invite nature back into our lives, climate, and sea change. This month we feature articles on making healthy habits sustainable, the soul's calling to sustain life on earth, driving on solar and electric vehicles, what to look for when choosing a personal trainer and so much more! Be sure to check out our local content including News Briefs announcements, Community Resource Guide with providers throughout the metro who can meet your individual wellness needs, and all the happenings in the Calendar of Events. There is additional online-only content that can be found at NATwinCities.com.

Read the April 2022 edition of Natural Awakenings Twin Cities magazine. This is our annual Sustainable Living Issue which is focused on Earth Day 2022, how to invite nature back into our lives, climate, and sea change. This month we feature articles on making healthy habits sustainable, the soul's calling to sustain life on earth, driving on solar and electric vehicles, what to look for when choosing a personal trainer and so much more!

Be sure to check out our local content including News Briefs announcements, Community Resource Guide with providers throughout the metro who can meet your individual wellness needs, and all the happenings in the Calendar of Events. There is additional online-only content that can be found at NATwinCities.com.


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Over the past several weeks I have watched in disbelief the<br />

atrocities unfolding in Ukraine. My heart aches for the people<br />

of Ukraine who are losing their homes, livelihoods, security<br />

and lives. There is so much turmoil in our world and it seems like it is<br />

only getting worse each day.<br />

Just like everyone else, I want to see change happen. I want to<br />

see people be kind to one another, accept and appreciate differences<br />

as awesome diversity and to come together in community. I want a<br />

world with less fear and more joy, less anger and more compassion, Candi Broeffle<br />

less loneliness and more love.<br />

I have been thinking over the last several years, and even more so the last several<br />

weeks, what I can do to help create change in the world. I continue to come back to the<br />

expression so often attributed to Gandhi: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”<br />

What he actually said is so much more powerful: “We but mirror the world. All the tendencies<br />

present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change<br />

ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change.”<br />

This quote keeps bringing me back to the truth that I have no control over what<br />

other people do—not my husband, my child and certainly not a dictator half a world<br />

away. What I do control are my thoughts, emotions and actions. I am taking a hard look<br />

at all of these and seeing that I am not always showing up in joy, compassion and love.<br />

When I see a hateful post shared on social media or a damaging statement made by<br />

a politician, I have a mental argument with that person about how wrong they are, how<br />

they are the problem and how they need to change. I become self-righteous, frustrated<br />

and downright angry. As a result, I am now contributing to the very separation and fear of<br />

which I want less in our world.<br />

So, every day I work on getting a little better. When I am angry, I think about what I may<br />

be doing to cause anger or frustration in others. I think about the ways I have been unkind or<br />

thoughtless. Perhaps in my busy-ness, I have made someone feel overlooked or unvalued, not<br />

given them the attention they deserve.<br />

When I am seeing the world through a lens of fear, I think about how I might be<br />

causing fear in others. I may be holding a secret someone is afraid I will divulge, or perhaps<br />

I am not showing a team member how great a job they are doing, and now they are<br />

scared they will lose their job. In my frustration to get a problem solved at the bank, my<br />

anger may have caused fear in the teller who was trying to assist me.<br />

The energy, both positive and negative, that we are putting out in the world contributes<br />

to the overall energy of the planet. Even though the examples above are not as extreme as a<br />

dictator bombing the citizens of a sovereign country, when combined with billions of other<br />

people’s anger, frustration and fear, it becomes overwhelming.<br />

This is why I am committing myself to be cognizant of my thoughts and emotions;<br />

in every interaction, I will do my best to lovingly control the energy I am emanating into<br />

the world. Seemingly a small step, as we individually do our part, we will collectively and<br />

exponentially rise with a higher vibratory rate, together reaping the benefits of more and<br />

more “soul”utions from this higher consciousness awareness which we have deliberately<br />

and lovingly co-created.<br />

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8 health briefs<br />

10 global briefs<br />

12 eco tip<br />

22 wise words<br />

25 crossword puzzle<br />

26 calendar<br />

28 resource guide<br />

<strong>April</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />


news briefs<br />

Carnival Lights Named a Finalist<br />

in <strong>2022</strong> Minnesota Book Awards<br />

Chris Stark’s latest novel, Carnival Lights, has been<br />

named a finalist in the <strong>2022</strong> Minnesota Book Awards.<br />

Stark is a Native (Anishinaabe and Cherokee) awardwinning<br />

writer, researcher, visual artist and international<br />

speaker. Her second novel, Carnival Lights is about two<br />

Ojibwe teen girls who leave their Northern Minnesota<br />

reservation for Minneapolis in August 1969.<br />

Blending fiction and fact, Carnival Lights ranges<br />

from reverie to nightmare and back again in a lyrical yet<br />

unflinching story of an Ojibwe family’s struggle to hold<br />

onto their land, their culture and each other. Set in a<br />

summer of hippie Vietnam War protests and the moon<br />

landing, it also provides a narrative history of Minnesota.<br />

The novel spans settlers’ arrival in the 1800s, the creation of the reservation system<br />

and decades of cultural suppression, connecting everything from lumber barons’ mansions<br />

to Nazi V-2 rockets to smugglers’ tunnels.<br />

With its debut following national news headlines surrounding the abuses of Native<br />

boarding schools and an increasing awareness of the missing and murdered indigenous<br />

women crisis, Carnival Lights is not only a timely novel, but also a timeless account of the<br />

obstacles facing Indigenous communities.<br />

“This novel illustrates the history of abuse of Native people and highlights the<br />

impacts of generational trauma. Broken treaties created vulnerabilities that left Native<br />

women and youth exposed to and at risk of being victims of sex trafficking,” says Stark.<br />

“Carnival Lights is a story about intergenerational Indigenous love. It’s a book for a country<br />

in need of deep healing.”<br />

Finalists for this year’s awards were selected by 27 judges from around the state.<br />

Judges include writers, teachers, librarians, booksellers and others from the literary community<br />

in Minnesota. Award winners will be announced at the <strong>2022</strong> Minnesota Book<br />

Awards Ceremony on <strong>April</strong> 26 at the Ordway Center for Performing Arts.<br />

Book cost: $24.95. For more information and to purchase, visit BirchBarkBooks.com<br />

or ChristineStark.com.<br />

Let's Talk <strong>Natural</strong> Wellness<br />

In-depth interviews with natural health<br />

professionals who share the latest<br />

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Annette Rugolo<br />

Releasing ‘Lost Souls’<br />

and Diamond Dowsing<br />

This month, Annette Rugolo shares her<br />

passions for releasing lost souls as well<br />

as Diamond Dowsing, via virtual classes<br />

and a webinar.<br />

Not all souls leave this dimension<br />

when they die. The souls that remain are<br />

commonly called ghosts or spirits and<br />

have been largely misunderstood. Rugolo<br />

refers to these spirits as “lost souls”. She is<br />

offering a three-week Releasing Lost Souls<br />

virtual class, taking place from 7 to 8:30<br />

p.m., beginning <strong>April</strong> 13.<br />

Participants will learn where spirits<br />

come from and why they need help, ways<br />

to use light frequencies to help them and<br />

powerful methods to open portals to<br />

release them. Rugolo has more than 15<br />

years’ experience working with spirits and<br />

is passionate about sharing this information<br />

with others to help lost souls make<br />

their way home.<br />

Another passion of Rugolo’s is the<br />

ancient practice of dowsing, specifically<br />

Diamond Dowsing, a practice used to<br />

detect and cure energy in our environment<br />

created by disturbances to the Earth’s<br />

natural harmonious flow; these disturbances<br />

and interruptions to natural flow<br />

can cause stress in the human body and<br />

in the home. This healing art of dowsing<br />

has been practiced for thousands of years<br />

in cultures throughout the world. Rugolo<br />

is offering a free introduction to Diamond<br />

Dowsing in a webinar taking place from 7<br />

to 8 p.m., on <strong>April</strong> 28.<br />

To learn more and to register, visit<br />

AnnetteRogolo.com/calendar. See ad, page 25.<br />

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Discover Your Purpose,<br />

Empower Your Life<br />

Many people are looking to make improvements<br />

in their lives, including more conscious<br />

communication in their relationships,<br />

starting or expanding a business, improving<br />

their health and fitness, having more ease in<br />

their day-to-day activities, achieving more professional<br />

success or searching for their purpose.<br />

Though we all have the ability to empower<br />

ourselves, sometimes we get stuck. However, we do not need to stay stuck. We can overcome a<br />

great deal by unlocking the power of language and communication of the unconscious mind.<br />

One of the most effective, proven techniques is neuro-linguistic programming (NLP).<br />

Described as a user manual for our conscious and unconscious mind, NLP offers an opportunity<br />

to explore how our mind and emotions work in achieving goals, and how to let go of<br />

negative emotions and behaviors to create a mindset that can achieve lasting results.<br />

Empowerment, Inc. is offering an Integrative NLP Practitioner Certification Training,<br />

<strong>April</strong> 21 to 24, at the Marriott Minneapolis Airport. This four-day experiential training<br />

program provides proven techniques to communicate more effectively, build rapport easily,<br />

reprogram the mind for success, release limiting beliefs and behaviors, gain clarity in core<br />

values, and overcome procrastination, lack of motivation, depression and phobias.<br />

With 40 years of experience, Empowerment, Inc., led by Dr. Matt James, is a leading<br />

authority in providing the most powerful training experiences in alternative and integrative<br />

approaches in psychology, human understanding, neuroscience and personal growth.<br />

Offering a unique blend of neuroscience, energy and emotional psychology, his team is<br />

committed to helping people live intentionally and experience total freedom, fulfillment<br />

and autonomy in all areas of their lives.<br />

coming in the<br />

may issue<br />

Women's<br />

Wellness<br />

Cost: $144 with promo code NATURAL. Location: 2020 American Blvd. E., Bloomington.<br />

For more information and to register, visit NLP.com. For questions, call 800-800-6463 or<br />

email Info@NLP.com. See ad, page 9.<br />

Fun Run/Walk for Brett Hack Vasculitis Charities<br />

Brett Hack Vasculitis Charities’ (BHVC)<br />

annual fundraiser supporting a<br />

better future for vasculitis patients<br />

begins at 9 a.m., on May 14, at Elm<br />

Creek Park Reserve, in Maple Grove.<br />

Attendees will have the opportunity<br />

to meet people living with vasculitis.<br />

All proceeds from this event go to patient<br />

advocacy, public awareness and education. BHVC is a nonprofit organization focusing on<br />

public awareness of vasculitis, and supporting patients with education.<br />

Vasculitis is an autoimmune disease that affects the blood vessels. When the blood vessels<br />

become inflamed, they can constrict and stop blood flow to vital organs or weaken and<br />

rupture, causing internal bleeding. If vasculitis is diagnosed before blood flow is constricted<br />

or blood vessels rupture, there is less risk to severe organ damage or death. Early diagnosis<br />

can save lives.<br />

Vasculitis is difficult to diagnose because many symptoms mirror other more known<br />

diseases and conditions. Some symptoms include severe headaches, extreme fatigue,<br />

joint pain, sinus infections, upper respiratory infections, body rash, numbness and weakness<br />

in legs, feet, arms and hands and distorted vision. If these symptoms keep recurring<br />

or do not go away, there may be something more going on. Though there is no cure for<br />

vasculitis, patients can go into remission.<br />

Cost: $15. Location: Elm Creek Park Reserve, 12400 James Deane Pkwy., Maple Grove. To register,<br />

visit RunSignUp.com/Race/MN/MapleGrove/BHVCFunRun or BHVCharities.org.<br />

<strong>April</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />


health briefs<br />

Eat Lots of Fiber to Improve<br />

Melanoma Outcomes<br />

A new type of immunotherapy that enables T-cells to fight<br />

cancer cells is proving hopeful for people with the deadly<br />

skin cancer melanoma, and a new study has found that a<br />

high-fiber diet improves the effectiveness of the therapy.<br />

Researchers from the University of Texas MD Anderson<br />

Cancer Center reported in Science that, by analyzing the<br />

gut microbiome in hundreds of patients, they found that<br />

higher dietary fiber intake was linked with disease nonprogression<br />

among patients receiving immune checkpoint<br />

blockade therapy compared to patients eating little fiber.<br />

The results were strongest in patients that ate the most<br />

dietary fiber, but did not take probiotics, a finding that was<br />

replicated with lab animals.<br />

Consider Berberine<br />

and Probiotics to<br />

Improve Cholesterol<br />

When used together,<br />

the plant alkaloid berberine<br />

and the probiotic<br />

Bifidobacterium breve<br />

work synergistically to<br />

significantly improve<br />

total cholesterol and<br />

low-density lipoprotein<br />

cholesterol levels, reports<br />

a new study in Gut<br />

Microbes from Shanghai<br />

Jiao Tung University, in China. Researchers tested 365<br />

diabetes patients at 20 centers throughout the country,<br />

giving them either a placebo, one of the two substances<br />

or both. Comparing post-meal blood samples after 12<br />

weeks, patients that had taken both the berberine and<br />

the probiotic had significantly better cholesterol readings<br />

and experienced positive changes in the gut microbiome,<br />

as well as better fatty acid metabolism.<br />

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Avoid Formaldehyde to<br />

Sidestep Cognitive<br />

Problems<br />

Workers exposed over years to formaldehyde<br />

may experience thinking and memory<br />

problems later in life, researchers at the<br />

University of Montpellier, in France, have<br />

concluded. Their study published in the<br />

journal Neurology surveyed and tested more<br />

than 75,000 people with an average age<br />

of 58. Of those, 8 percent were exposed to<br />

formaldehyde through their occupations as<br />

nurses; caregivers; medical technicians;<br />

workers in the textile, chemistry and metal<br />

industries; carpenters and cleaners. The risk<br />

of developing thinking and memory problems<br />

was an average of 17 percent higher in<br />

people that were exposed to formaldehyde<br />

on the job than those with no such exposure.<br />

People exposed to formaldehyde for 22<br />

years or longer had a 21 percent higher risk<br />

of cognitive impairment.<br />

Try Fenugreek to Boost<br />

Male Fertility and Health<br />

Fenugreek, an herb used in Indian curries and Middle<br />

Eastern cuisine, has been shown in studies to increase<br />

breast milk production in women, and a 12-week study of<br />

100 men has found that it also boosts male testosterone<br />

and fertility. A research team at King George’s Medical<br />

University, in Lucknow, India, gave 500 milligrams a day of<br />

an extract made from fenugreek seeds to men that ranged<br />

in ages from 35 to 60. Sperm motility, or movement, significantly<br />

increased at eight and 12 weeks of treatment,<br />

while abnormal sperm morphology significantly decreased<br />

at 12 weeks. Testosterone<br />

levels,<br />

cholesterol markers<br />

and libido also improved.<br />

Higher<br />

levels of alertness<br />

were documented,<br />

along with lower blood<br />

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Practice Good Dental Care to<br />

Lower Heart and Cognitive Risks<br />

A whopping 47 percent of U.S. adults over 30 have periodontal<br />

disease, and the consequences can be severe for<br />

their physical and mental health, suggests a new study in<br />

the journal BMJ Open. Researchers from the UK University<br />

of Manchester followed 64,379 people diagnosed with<br />

periodontal disease, including gingivitis, marked by swollen<br />

and red gums, as well as periodontitis, in which gums<br />

pull away from the tooth and bone or teeth are lost. The<br />

subjects, with an average age of 44, were compared over<br />

an average of three years to 251,161 people without the<br />

disease. Those with periodontal disease had a 37 percent<br />

higher risk of mental health problems, such as depression,<br />

anxiety and serious mental illness; a 33 percent higher risk<br />

of developing autoimmune diseases like arthritis, Type 1<br />

diabetes and psoriasis; an 18 percent higher risk of cardiovascular<br />

disease, including heart failure, stroke and vascular dementia; and a 26 percent higher risk for developing<br />

Type 2 diabetes.<br />

“This research provides further, clear evidence why healthcare professionals need to be vigilant for early signs of gum<br />

disease and how it can have wide-reaching implications for a person’s health, reinforcing the importance of taking a<br />

holistic approach when treating people,” says Caroline Aylott, head of research delivery at the University of Birmingham<br />

Versus Arthritis Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research.<br />

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<strong>April</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />


global briefs<br />

Inconvenient Convenience<br />

Plastic On its Way Out at National Parks<br />

A poll by Ipsos conducted for the ocean conservation group<br />

Oceana last November found that 82 percent of registered<br />

U.S. voters responding would like the National Park Service<br />

to stop selling and distributing single-use plastic items.<br />

The survey revealed broad appreciation for national parks,<br />

with around four in five respondents saying they had been<br />

to a park and 83 percent of previous park visitors looking<br />

forward to a return visit. Oceana Plastics Campaign Director<br />

Christy Leavitt says, “These polling results indicate that<br />

Americans, whether Republican or Democrat, want<br />

our parks to be unmarred by the pollution caused by<br />

single-use plastic.”<br />

The results show broad support for a campaign<br />

led by Oceana and more than 300 other<br />

environmental organizations which sent a letter<br />

to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland asking the<br />

parks to end the sale and distribution of plastic<br />

beverage bottles, bags, foodware and cutlery,<br />

and plastic foam products. The proposed Reducing<br />

Waste in National Parks Act would see such a policy<br />

enacted if passed. “The National Park Service was created<br />

to preserve these natural and historic spaces, and in<br />

order to truly uphold that purpose, it needs to ban the sale<br />

and distribution of single-use plastic items, many of which<br />

will end up polluting our environment for centuries to come,<br />

despite being used for only a moment,” says Leavitt.<br />

Flat-Free<br />

Airless Tires Increase Safety, Limit Waste<br />

Broken Promises<br />

Large Study Addresses Indigenous<br />

Biodiversity Decline<br />

Michelin’s new airless tires don’t puncture, so they should last longer, which means fewer<br />

tires will need to be produced, thus limiting waste. Their Unique Puncture Proof Tire System<br />

(UPTIS) is an important step on the road to sustainability. The company notes that<br />

millions of tires end up in landfills early because of puncture damage, along with all the<br />

tires that are old and worn out. Disposed tires can become fire hazards, releasing gases,<br />

heavy metals and oil into the environment. The U.S. alone produced more than 260 million<br />

scrapped tires in 2019. The new tires can also be made from recycled plastic waste,<br />

according to industry publication Interesting Engineering.<br />

UPTIS, in development for more than a decade, combines an aluminum wheel with a<br />

special “tire” around it comprised of a plastic matrix laced with and reinforced by glass<br />

fibers. This outer tire is designed to be flexible, yet strong<br />

enough to support the car. Michelin Technical and Scientific<br />

Communications Director Cyrille Roget says, “It<br />

was an exceptional experience for us, and our greatest<br />

satisfaction came at the end of the demonstration<br />

when our passengers ... said they felt no difference<br />

compared with conventional tires.” Goodyear has announced<br />

that the Jacksonville, Florida, Transportation<br />

Authority will be piloting the company’s own version of<br />

an airless tire on its fleet of autonomous vehicles.<br />

Simon Fraser University (SFU), in British Columbia, is<br />

engaging with more than 150 Indigenous organizations,<br />

universities and other partners to highlight the<br />

complex problems of biodiversity loss and its implications<br />

for health and well-being in the Tackling Biodiversity<br />

Decline Across the Globe research initiative. The<br />

project is inclusive of intersectional, interdisciplinary<br />

and transdisciplinary worldviews and methods for research,<br />

with activities in 70 different kinds of ecosystems<br />

that are spiritually, culturally and economically<br />

important to Indigenous peoples. One of the project’s<br />

six principal investigators, SFU assistant professor Maya<br />

Gislason, of the Faculty of Health Sciences, says, “Our<br />

work in health will focus on healing from the stresses and<br />

losses caused by colonial<br />

practices and on building<br />

healthier relationships to<br />

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nature. By 2027, when the<br />

project completes, healing<br />

and well-being will have<br />

been important considerations<br />

within the development<br />

of holistic and actionable<br />

solutions intended to<br />

improve stewardship and<br />

care for people and the<br />

planet.”<br />

SFU professor John<br />

O’Neil, former dean of the<br />

faculty of health sciences,<br />

says of the enterprise, “It<br />

is unique from many other<br />

large projects in its embrace<br />

of governance models like<br />

ethical space, Indigenous<br />

research methodologies and<br />

Indigenous knowledges.”<br />

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Bigger Apple<br />

Climate Change Research<br />

in Central Park<br />

The Central Park Conservancy, the Yale<br />

School of the Environment and the New York<br />

City-based <strong>Natural</strong> Areas Conservancy are<br />

launching the Central Park Climate Lab, a new<br />

initiative and climate partnership to study<br />

the impacts of climate change on urban<br />

parks. Their mission is to work with cities<br />

across the country to improve urban park mitigation and<br />

adaptation to climate change. New York City Mayor Eric<br />

Adams states, “The Central Park Climate Lab begins a new<br />

era in research and cooperation that will give our park professionals<br />

improved tools to combat the climate crisis, and<br />

it will be a model for urban parks across the country.”<br />

Because around 55 percent of the world’s population<br />

lives in urban areas, the program will use mapping tools<br />

to develop interventions and protect urban parkland.<br />

With no national standard in place for characterizing and<br />

mapping it, the ability to identify broader climate solutions<br />

is limited. Research will begin in Central Park and then<br />

other New York City greenspaces before expanding to<br />

more parks. The data collected will be used to create new,<br />

scalable strategies and protocols. Elizabeth W. Smith,<br />

president and CEO of the Central Park Conservancy, says,<br />

“Severe weather events such as unprecedented rainfall,<br />

blizzards, high winds and extreme heat and cold, strain<br />

resources and impact Central Park’s tree canopy, plants<br />

and wildlife.”<br />

Bitter Twitter<br />

Industrial Farming is Bad for Birds<br />

Researchers at the University of British Columbia found<br />

that increased farm sizes resulted in a 15 percent decline<br />

in bird diversity. Frederik Noack, assistant professor in<br />

the Food and Resource Economics Group, part of<br />

their faculty of land and food systems,<br />

says, “Wildlife is a good indicator of a<br />

healthy agroecosystem, and one thing<br />

we wanted to understand was the<br />

link between farm size and<br />

biodiversity in surrounding<br />

areas.” A diverse bird population<br />

provides natural pest control and maintenance of an<br />

overall healthy ecosystem.<br />

They studied how various farming indicators impacted<br />

the diversity of local birds in the farmland bordering the<br />

former “Iron Curtain” in Germany. On the Western side of<br />

the former political border, farms are five times larger than<br />

on the Eastern side, a legacy of Communist farm collectivization.<br />

Although farms in East Germany have been privatized<br />

for 30 years, sharp differences in farm size remain<br />

along the former border, providing an opportunity to study<br />

the impact on biodiversity in an ecologically similar environment.<br />

Noack says, “Our results show that the negative<br />

impact of increased farm size can be mitigated by conserving<br />

land cover diversity within the agricultural landscape.<br />

In practice, this could mean incentivizing riparian<br />

buffer strips, forest patches, hedgerows or agroforestry.”<br />

Sea Change<br />

Himalayan Glacier Retreat Bodes Consequences for Millions<br />

Glaciers in the Himalayan Mountains have been growing for<br />

millions of years, but researchers at England’s University<br />

of Leeds conclude in a new study published in the journal<br />

Scientific Reports that they are melting at an exceptional<br />

rate compared to other glaciers around the world. The<br />

Himalayas are home to nine of the world’s 10 highest peaks,<br />

including Mt. Everest, and the source of Asia’s longest<br />

river, the Yangtze. They contain the third-largest deposit of<br />

ice and snow in the world, after Antarctica and the Arctic.<br />

Study co-author Jonathan Carrivick, deputy head of the<br />

University of Leeds School of Geography, says, “Our findings<br />

clearly show that ice is now being lost from Himalayan<br />

glaciers at a rate that is at least 10 times higher than the<br />

average rate over past centuries ... and coincides with human-induced climate change.”<br />

These glaciers release meltwater that forms the headwaters of several major rivers, and their disappearance could<br />

threaten agriculture, drinking water and energy production in countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal,<br />

China, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar. But the impact is not only regional, it includes the effect on sea level rise and<br />

the damage that could wreak on coastal communities globally. Carrivick says, “We must act urgently to reduce and mitigate<br />

the impact of human-made climate change on the glaciers and meltwater-fed rivers.”<br />

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eco tip<br />

we aren’t going to consume in a<br />

timely manner, and eat everything<br />

on our plates.<br />

Expiration Dates<br />

When to Eat or Toss Food<br />

ents that are perfectly good to eat.<br />

Except for baby formula, the U.S.<br />

Department of Agriculture does not<br />

require or regulate date labels. Generated<br />

by food manufacturers, these<br />

cryptic markings convey information<br />

about the quality and freshness of<br />

products rather than their safety.<br />

Experts advise that food that doesn’t<br />

show signs of spoilage after a specified<br />

date can still be eaten. Instead<br />

of allowing a package date to dictate<br />

the lifecycle of food, we can rely on an<br />

item’s look, smell and taste to make<br />

that decision.<br />

To become better stewards of the<br />

environment, we need to become<br />

food conservationists—purchase<br />

only what we will consume, plan<br />

meals to cook the most perishable<br />

items first, scrape the fuzz off sour<br />

cream or yogurt, snip off the mold<br />

on a block of cheese, freeze items<br />


Best if used by/before date indicates<br />

when a product is at peak<br />

quality and flavor.<br />

Freeze by date denotes when an<br />

item should be frozen to maintain<br />

peak quality.<br />

Sell by date tells a retailer how long<br />

to display the product for sale.<br />


Milk lasts seven to 10 days after the<br />

“sell by” date. If it smells bad, chuck<br />

it. Otherwise, it’s safe.<br />

Eggs typically stay fresh in the<br />

fridge three to five weeks past the<br />

“pack date.”<br />

Meat should be cooked or frozen<br />

within two days of bringing it home.<br />

Cheese lasts refrigerated from one to<br />

eight weeks. Harder, aged varietals<br />

last longer. It’s safe to remove mold<br />

and continue enjoying the rest.<br />

Canned goods don’t expire. The<br />

“best by” or “use by” dates only relate<br />

to peak freshness, flavor and texture.<br />

Store in a cool, dark place, and don’t<br />

buy bulging, dented, leaking or<br />

rusted cans.<br />

Fruits and vegetables with blemishes<br />

taste the same, are a fraction of the<br />

cost and safe to eat.<br />

Americans waste about 40 percent<br />

of the food supply every year, which<br />

translates to billions of pounds of<br />

edible food rotting in landfills and<br />

generating dangerous greenhouse<br />

gases, along with the dollars leaking<br />

out of our wallets. We squander<br />

limited resources like water and fuel<br />

and needlessly uptick our carbon<br />

footprint to produce and transport<br />

food that will never be consumed.<br />

One major contributor to this<br />

problem is expiration labeling—those<br />

ambiguous “best before” or “sell by”<br />

dates on canned goods, prepared<br />

foods, egg cartons, milk jugs and<br />

meat packages. Consumers are not<br />

quite sure what they mean, and as a<br />

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Driving on Sunshine with<br />

Electric Vehicles and Solar<br />

by Sam Duane<br />

It was a banner year in 2021 for electric vehicles throughout<br />

the United States and beyond. Nearly half-a-million buyers<br />

bought an electric vehicle (EV) last year, and the number<br />

of pure EV choices continues to grow. According to Kelly Blue<br />

Book, there were 25 different EV models sold in the last quarter<br />

of 2021, and new models are slated for introduction this year.<br />

In all, nearly 1.5 million electrified vehicles (the combined total<br />

of EVs, hybrids and plug-in hybrids) were sold in the U.S. last year.<br />

Electrified vehicle sales accounted for 9.7 percent of all sales in 2021,<br />

and those gains could be dwarfed by what is expected this year.<br />

As more consumers make the move to fully electric vehicles,<br />

the need for EV charging stations grows and gaps in service<br />

remain. Though it is hard to beat the free EV charging stations<br />

located at some Target stores, co-ops and other parking lots, the<br />

preference for private, home-based, electric charging stations is on<br />

the rise. One effective way to generate that power is solar energy.<br />

A major benefit of buying an EV is finally giving fossil fuels<br />

the boot. For many consumers, one of the top reasons for making<br />

a move to an EV is the peace of mind in knowing that they have<br />

significantly reduced the amount of emissions and waste they are<br />

producing annually by eliminating the need for gasoline and oil.<br />

Unfortunately, most electricity in the U.S., including 45 percent of<br />

energy in Minnesota, still comes from fossil fuel-based power plants.<br />

Those that have purchased an EV have already made a good<br />

choice for themselves, the environment and the future when it<br />

comes to their chosen transportation. It makes sense to take the<br />

next step and exchange fossil fuel-based energy at a home or<br />

business for a more sustainable and green solution.<br />

When it comes to charging an electric vehicle at home, doing it<br />

through self-provided solar energy is the most cost-effective means<br />

available. Solar panels can be installed on the roof of a garage, a<br />

home or other structure; the EV charger can be mounted outside for<br />

easy access or inside a garage to cater to cold Minnesota winters.<br />

... 45 percent of energy in Minnesota, still<br />

comes from fossil fuel-based power plants<br />

Electricity produced by solar panels is more economical than<br />

buying electricity directly from the local utility. Although the<br />

initial amount saved may be pennies on the dollar, solar could<br />

easily save thousands of dollars in fuel costs over the lifetime of<br />

the vehicle, especially as utility prices continue to rise every year.<br />

The benefits do not stop when the EV is finished charging.<br />

When the EV is unplugged, the solar panels will continue to generate<br />

energy that can be used elsewhere on the property. If the power<br />

produced is in excess of what is needed, the surplus is transmitted<br />

out to the local grid for a credit on the solar owner’s utility bill, a<br />

practice known as net metering. Solar energy systems in Minnesota<br />

can be designed to generate 120 percent or more of a property’s<br />

expected electricity needs.<br />

Significant credits, rebates and incentive programs are still<br />

available to help bring solar to many homes<br />

or businesses, and they can be stacked<br />

together for substantial savings. The federal<br />

Investment Tax Credit to install solar is 26<br />

percent, and Minnesota does not charge<br />

sales tax on solar costs.<br />

Additionally, people who buy a vehicle<br />

that runs on electricity drawn from a plug-in<br />

rechargeable battery may be eligible to claim the Qualified Plug-in<br />

Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Tax Credit, worth up to $7,500. To<br />

qualify for the plug-in electric drive motor vehicle tax credit, the<br />

vehicle purchase must satisfy a number of criteria, including the<br />

vehicle must be new and have four wheels, among other details.<br />

Localized solar installation and EV purchase programs are<br />

available through some Minnesota communities and utilities, but<br />

have limited funding and are first-come, first-served. Once these<br />

funds are depleted, there is no guarantee of their return in the future,<br />

as was shown last year when the Iowa legislature let the state’s<br />

solar tax incentives expire.<br />

With the retail prices of gasoline, natural gas and electricity<br />

expected to rise for the foreseeable future, it’s worth considering<br />

renewable and alternative energies to lock in or reduce costs.<br />

Additionally, finding reliable and local power sources has become<br />

more important than ever. Solar panels generate and transmit<br />

energy to the immediate community for 30 years or more once<br />

installed. As for energy to charge an EV, it doesn’t get more local<br />

than plugging into the charger in the garage.<br />

Every step taken towards encouraging and using renewable,<br />

sustainable and local energy sources like solar is one step closer<br />

to helping Minnesota reach greenhouse gas emissions reductions<br />

of 30 percent by 2025 and 80 percent by 2050.<br />

Sam Duane is a solar information specialist for<br />

All Energy Solar. This family-owned, Minnesotabased<br />

company has performed more than 6,500<br />

installations throughout the state and beyond. All<br />

Energy Solar provides full-service solar energy<br />

solutions for residential, commercial, agricultural<br />

and government customers. For more information<br />

or to get a complimentary evaluation for a property, visit<br />

AllEnergySolar.com.<br />

<strong>April</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />


Why We Need<br />


How to Invite Nature Back into<br />

Our Lives and Landscapes<br />

by Sheryl DeVore<br />

On a blustery day, Julian Hoffman stood outdoors and<br />

watched wild bison grazing in the restored grassland<br />

of Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, fewer than 50<br />

miles from downtown Chicago. For him, it was a wild place, affording<br />

a glimpse of what North America looked like hundreds<br />

of years ago when bison roamed the continent by the millions.<br />

“We’re witnessing, in a way that’s both terrible and tragic, just<br />

what the profound cost is of continuing to destroy the natural<br />

world,” he writes.<br />

Saving wild places is critical for human health and well-being,<br />

say both scientists and environmentalists. But defining what a<br />

wild place is or what the word wilderness means can be difficult,<br />

says Hoffman, author of Irreplaceable: The Fight to Save Our Wild<br />

Places. “If wilderness means a place untouched by humans, then<br />

none is left,” he says. Even the set-aside wildernesses where no<br />

one may have ever stepped have been altered through climate<br />

change, acid rain and other human interventions.<br />

Humans are also losing the wilderness that is defined as land<br />

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set aside solely for plants and creatures other than humans.<br />

Prominent naturalist David Attenborough, whose most recent<br />

documentary is A Life on Our Planet, says that in 1937, when<br />

he was a boy, about 66 percent of the world’s wilderness areas<br />

remained. By 2020, it was down to 35 percent.<br />

A wild place can be as spectacular as Yellowstone, a<br />

3,500-square-mile national park in Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana,<br />

filled with hot springs, canyons, wolves, and elk. It can also<br />

be as simple as a sky filled with a murmuration, or gathering, of<br />

thousands of swooping starlings, which once caused two teens to<br />

stop taking selfies and photograph the natural scene above them<br />

instead, as Hoffman witnessed in Great Britain.<br />

Such regions that offer vast tracts of natural beauty and biodiversity<br />

are even found in and around major cities like Chicago,<br />

says Chicagoland nature blogger Andrew Morkes. “A wild place<br />

is also where you don’t see too many people, or any people, and<br />

you can explore,” he says. “You can walk up a hill and wonder<br />

what’s around the next bend.”<br />

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“A wild place could be a 15-minute drive from home where we<br />

can walk among plants in a meadow, or a tree-lined street, or front<br />

and back yard, if landscaped with wild creatures in mind,” says<br />

Douglas Tallamy, author of Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to<br />

Conservation that Starts with Your Yard.<br />

Sustaining Our Species<br />

“We need these places to save ourselves,” says Tallamy, who<br />

heads the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at<br />

the University of Delaware. “Humans are totally dependent on<br />

the production of oxygen and clean water, and that happens with<br />

the continued existance of flowering plants, which are dependent<br />

on the continued existence of all the pollinators. When you lose<br />

the pollinators, you lose 90 percent of the flowering plants on the<br />

Earth. That is not an option if we want to stay alive and healthy.”<br />

Our mental and emotional health is also at stake. According<br />

to a recent overview in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives,<br />

studies have shown that natural settings can lower blood<br />

pressure, reduce depression and anxiety, and help the immune<br />

system function better.<br />

People have saved wild places over time, of course. “The world’s<br />

ancient redwoods are still with us today because people in the early<br />

1900s fought to protect and preserve what they could already see was<br />

rapidly diminishing,” Hoffman says. “In the year <strong>2022</strong>, we are the<br />

beneficiaries of those past actions. Yet less than 5 percent of those oldgrowth<br />

redwood groves are left, and we live in an age where we’re losing<br />

an extraordinary range of wild species; for example, 3 billion birds<br />

have disappeared from the skies of North America in just the past 50<br />

years. That’s why people need to continue to fight for wild spaces.”<br />

Community Crusaders<br />

In researching his book, Hoffman went looking for wild-space<br />

struggles. In Glasgow, Scotland, he met people that fought to save<br />

an urban meadow from being turned into a luxury home development.<br />

“I’d never experienced as much joy in any one place as<br />

when I spent time with the community fighting to preserve this<br />

tiny meadow,” he recalls. “They campaigned and lobbied politicians,<br />

and eventually, the government backed down. And now<br />

the whole community is able to enjoy this site where a lot of<br />

urban wildlife thrives.”<br />

Once-wild places may also need human help to<br />

again become wild refuges. The Midewin National<br />

Tallgrass Prairie, where Hoffman saw the buffalo,<br />

“was once an arsenal for the production of extraordinary<br />

quantities of ordnance for a number of<br />

wars,” he says. After hundreds of die-hard volunteers<br />

dug out invasive plants, scattered seed and<br />

documented wildlife on the 18,000-acre prairie,<br />

visitors can now walk among big bluestem and<br />

golden alexander, and listen for the sweet song<br />

of meadowlarks in the grasslands and chorus frogs<br />

in the wetlands.<br />

Conservation volunteers working to save wild<br />

places hail from every state. In fact, nearly 300,000<br />

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volunteers contribute more than 6.5 million hours of volunteer<br />

service a year to the U.S. National Park Service, from leading<br />

tours to studying wildlife and hosting campgrounds.<br />

One doesn’t have to be an environmental crusader to save<br />

wild places, Hoffman stresses. Exploring local wild places and<br />

sharing them with others can help save them, as well. “We can<br />

only protect those places that we love,” he says. “And we can<br />

only love those places that we know.”<br />

Sadly, roughly 100 million people, including 28 million<br />

children, do not have access to a quality park within 10<br />

minutes of home, according to The Trust for Public Land.<br />

Projects, such as the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership<br />

Program, which enables urban communities to create outdoor

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In their book The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home<br />

Garden, University of Delaware ecology professor Douglas Tallamy and landscape designer<br />

Rick Darke show how to create wild spaces in yards, including what and where<br />

to plant and how to manage the land. They advise homeowners to:<br />

n Stop using pesticides and herbicides.<br />

n Replace non-native plants with those native to the region.<br />

n Reduce lawn space, converting it to native plants.<br />

n Leave leaf litter, withering plants and dying trees alone to provide shelter<br />

and food for wildlife.<br />

n Create a small pond or another water feature.<br />

“Mourning cloak butterflies overwinter as mature adults. If you say, ‘Hey, let’s just<br />

clean up all of that so-called leaf litter,’ you could be cleaning up the habitat of mourning<br />

cloaks and killing them,” says Darke, who has served as a horticultural consultant<br />

for botanic gardens and other public landscapes in Texas, Maryland, New York, Illinois<br />

and Delaware. “That’s not litter. It’s meaningful habitat.<br />

“A dead tree in your home landscape, called a snag, often contributes as much to the<br />

local ecology as a living tree,” he adds. “For example, woodpeckers build nests in holes<br />

or cavities in a snag, and countless insects find shelter and nourishment in the organic<br />

material of the snag.”<br />

spaces, can help. The U.S. Department of the Interior committed $150 million to the<br />

program in 2021. “Every child in America deserves to have a safe and nearby place to<br />

experience the great outdoors,” says Interior Secretary Deb Haaland.<br />

A Homegrown National Park<br />

Tallamy says one of the most important ways to get people to appreciate and save<br />

wild places is to begin in their own yards. “We have wilderness designations. We have<br />

national forests. We have national parks. We have 12 percent of the U.S. protected from<br />

development,” he says. “Yet, we are in the sixth great extinction. Our parks and our<br />

preserves are not enough. My point is that we have got to focus on the areas outside of<br />

parks and preserves.” He urges what he calls a “homegrown national park,” in which<br />

homeowners, land managers and farmers create a habitat by replacing invasive plants<br />

with native species.<br />

Tallamy speaks from experience. He lives on a 10-acre former farm in Oxford, Pennsylvania.<br />

“It had been mowed for hay and when we moved in, very little life was here,”<br />

he says. “We have been rebuilding the eastern deciduous forest here, getting invasive<br />

plants under control and replanting with species that ought to be here.” He’s now<br />

counted more than 1,400 different species of moths on his property and documented<br />

60 species of birds nesting within the landscape. “We have foxes who raise their kits in<br />

the front yard,” he says.<br />

Lots of acreage is not required, he says. In Kirkwood, Missouri, homeowners created<br />

a wild place on six-tenths of an acre on which they’ve documented 149 species of birds.<br />

“If one person does it, it’s not going to work,” he stresses. “The point is to get those acres<br />

connected. When everybody adopts this as a general landscape culture, it’s going to help<br />

tremendously. By rewilding your yard, you are filling in spaces between the true wild<br />

places and natural areas. The reason our wild spaces are not working in terms of conservation<br />

is because they are too small and too isolated. Even the biggest national parks are<br />

too small or too isolated.”

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Tallamy says people can create wild<br />

spaces in their yards by reducing the<br />

amount of lawn they have or even getting<br />

rid of it. They can grow native plants<br />

and discontinue the use of pesticides and<br />

herbicides, which are disrupting ecological<br />

function of wild places the world over, as<br />

research shows. Hoffman agrees, “We’ve<br />

cultivated a culture of tidiness. It’s actually<br />

very easy to welcome wildlife into<br />

your home places, often by doing fewer<br />

things, by not bringing the leaf blower out<br />

and by leaving some dead wood where it<br />

fell, which creates important shelters for<br />

insects, for example.<br />

“Such wild yard spaces encourage<br />

wonder. Suddenly, the kids are out there<br />

and they can be absolutely fascinated by a<br />

small glittering beetle. For me, to experience<br />

the wild is to go to the shore of a lake,<br />

to be present in the mystery, to be among<br />

the lake’s reed beds, to see a marsh harrier<br />

sleek out of those reeds and to know<br />

you’re part of something much larger,” he<br />

says. “There’s so much joy and beauty and<br />

complexity in being in the presence of<br />

other lives besides human.” That in itself is<br />

reason enough to save wild places.<br />

Sheryl DeVore has written six books on<br />

science, health and nature, as well as health<br />

and environmental stories for national and<br />

regional publications. Read more at<br />

SherylDeVore.wordpress.com.<br />


The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us<br />

Happier, Healthier and More Creative, by<br />

Florence Williams<br />

Irreplaceable: The Fight to Save Our Wild<br />

Places, by Julian Hoffman<br />

A Life on Our Planet, Netflix documentary<br />

by David Attenborough<br />

Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to<br />

Conservation that Starts with Your Yard,<br />

by Douglas Tallamy<br />

The Living Landscape: Designing for<br />

Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden,<br />

by Rick Darke and Douglas Tallamy<br />

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What to Look for<br />

When Choosing a<br />

Personal Trainer<br />

by Jeffrey Scott<br />

With so many choices available, finding the right fit in a personal trainer can be difficult.<br />

A personal trainer assists their clients in determining the correct exercises<br />

and frequency to help achieve realistic and attainable goals. Clients will waste<br />

both time and money if they choose the wrong trainer, leading them to lose motivation.<br />

Hiring a personal trainer is no different than hiring an accountant, a financial advisor or<br />

a doctor. When meeting with a personal trainer for the first time, it is important to consider<br />

several things to determine if the person is truly qualified and a good fit.<br />

It is vital to remember that the client/trainer relationship is truly “personal”. Clients often<br />

spend a good deal of time with their trainer. They share personal information, including<br />

health and medical conditions or family issues that could affect the course of the program.<br />

When interviewing a trainer, the client needs to determine their level of comfort with the<br />

person and how well they are listening to their concerns and interested in their well-being.<br />

Listening to one’s gut feeling or intuition is important and should not be overlooked.<br />

Credentials assure professionalism and<br />

safety. Though certifications are not necessary,<br />

those who seek advanced training are<br />

demonstrating that they care about their<br />

clients and are investing in their business<br />

and developing the knowledge and skills<br />

needed to create stronger training plans.<br />

As an example, a skilled trainer should<br />

understand periodization, a technique used<br />

to design exercises that improve long-term<br />

performance while preventing overtraining.<br />

Trainers use this strategy of varying the<br />

intensity, volume, frequency and specificity<br />

of exercises within certain training periods<br />

or cycles.<br />

Though a personal trainer does not<br />

need to be a nutritionist, they should understand<br />

and value nutrition. A skilled trainer<br />

should know the nutrition guidelines, understand<br />

how nutrients impact health and how<br />

diet will impact the client’s ability to achieve<br />

their goals. Athletic performance is aided by<br />

good nutrition, providing the energy needed<br />

to complete a race or simply enjoy a leisurely<br />

sport or pastime, and is necessary for healing<br />

and recovery.<br />

A qualified trainer should have a clear<br />

strategy customized to the client’s needs.<br />

Carefully planning, measuring and monitoring<br />

are important in determining the best<br />

course of action to work toward the client’s<br />

goals. This is done in collaboration with the<br />

client as the trainer needs to understand<br />

what challenges they might face, their endurance<br />

level and what motivates them. This is<br />

not a one-size-fits-all approach and should<br />

be tailored for each client.<br />

It is important that the trainer can<br />

explain to the client what they should expect,<br />

including the boundaries of the program, the<br />

limitations of the exercises and how they will<br />

determine when to stop an activity when the<br />

client is no longer progressing. This ensures<br />

their safety and well-being.<br />

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Often overlooked is whether the trainer has liability insurance.<br />

Clients often think if they are working in a gym and have an accident,<br />

the gym has some responsibility. However, the trainer is usually not an<br />

employee of the gym, but rather an independent contractor. Asking<br />

for proof of liability insurance is vital.<br />

Finally, the client should consider the convenience in scheduling<br />

and location, ensuring the times the trainer is available align<br />

with their schedule. The times should be convenient to make sure<br />

this is not an unnecessary barrier to training. Equally as important<br />

is the location. If meeting in the gym, consider the length of the<br />

drive, traffic patterns at the time the training will take place, ease of<br />

parking and how safe the location feels.<br />

There are personal trainers that will meet in the client’s home<br />

or workplace. If this is considered, it is even more important the<br />

client feel safe with the trainer. Additionally, careful consideration<br />

should be given to the type of equipment that is needed and how it<br />

will be maintained. Often, clients will choose to meet in the gym so<br />

they can use a variety of equipment without the stress of upkeep.<br />

Although choosing a personal trainer can seem overwhelming,<br />

the process can be easier if we are aware of these red flags:<br />

• Talks about themself without discussing the client’s goals – It<br />

will never be proper for the personal trainer to focus only on their<br />

experience, essentially selling why they are the best fit. The trainer<br />

should be asking about the client and focus on the outcome. During<br />

the first meeting, an assessment should be made and targets<br />

should be explained in order for the client to visualize the goal.<br />

• No references – A personal trainer that is afraid to share and<br />

unwilling to give references should be avoided. If the trainer is<br />

really good in implementing programs and having a constant<br />

partnership with the customer, they should have clients willing<br />

to provide a recommendation. Asking for references is an<br />

important aspect in interviewing a prospective trainer.<br />

• Pushes for a decision – A trainer should not pressure the<br />

customer to make decisions immediately, especially on their<br />

first meeting. Building rapport and creating a professional relationship<br />

is paramount in assuring a continuous and healthy<br />

training environment.<br />

• Apathetic trainers – Trainers should guide and be positive<br />

about the process to encourage participation and motivation.<br />

• Hedging on the price of the workout session – A personal<br />

trainer should be able to easily answer what the cost of their<br />

training is so the client can decide if it fits in their budget.<br />

Hedging can create miscommunication and can waste the<br />

time of both the client and the trainer.<br />

• Cancelling appointments – This demonstrates inconsistency<br />

and unwillingness to commit to the process.<br />

Working with a personal trainer can help achieve health<br />

and fitness objectives, whether the client is new to exercising or<br />

considers the gym a second home. Finding the right trainer will<br />

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The Soul’s Calling to<br />

Sustain Life on Earth<br />

by Barbara Brodsho<br />

All human beings have a responsibility to create and preserve<br />

a “sustainable society” on planet Earth—a society in which<br />

everyone contributes to preserve or improve the environment<br />

and its resources so future generations will have a beautiful,<br />

bountiful home to inhabit. What they may not realize is that for<br />

some, this responsibility has also been agreed to on a soul-level.<br />

Prior to incarnating into a human body to live a life on planet<br />

Earth, souls choose different types of experiences they desire to<br />

have for the purpose of greater learning and spiritual growth. They<br />

create soul contracts with others at both the individual and group<br />

level to assist them in carrying out these experiences.<br />

Lisa Barnett, author of From Questioning to Knowing: 73 Prayers<br />

to Transform Your Life, shares that some souls are part of a “collective<br />

soul contract” or group contract to be of service to the Earth<br />

and to humanity. Hundreds of thousands of souls are part of this<br />

group contract. They have committed to form different groups to<br />

protect and fight against the damage and harm to our planet and its<br />

inhabitants. They have vowed to find tools, technology and ways to<br />

clean up our land and oceans, to stop global warming and prevent<br />

the ice caps from melting. Barnett explains that much of the technology<br />

coming into the planet today is actually ancient knowledge and<br />

technology that was stored in the Akashic Records of the Universe.<br />

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It can empower them to become<br />

more consciously aware of their<br />

soul’s plan and path.<br />

The Akashic Records are like a universal library<br />

that can be seen as the Universe’s supercomputer—a<br />

central storage facility of all information. It consists<br />

of energy and information. Energy is the “hardware”<br />

of the Universe and information is the “software”. The<br />

information cannot be seen, heard, touched, tasted<br />

or smelled with one’s physical senses. However, this<br />

invisible energy field produces physical effects that<br />

can be perceived just as is true for all fields known to<br />

science, i.e., the gravitational field, the electromagnetic<br />

field and the quantum field.<br />

Within the larger Akasha field of energy are<br />

individual energy fields or individual Akashic Records<br />

for each soul. Each soul has a unique frequency, like a<br />

fingerprint encoded into the energies of the Universe.<br />

The soul’s Akashic Record is like the modern Wi-Fi<br />

internet—it can’t be seen, yet it can be accessed, and information can<br />

be obtained from it.<br />

The Akashic Records hold an infinite amount of information.<br />

An individual’s Akashic Record contains an energetic<br />

recording of their every thought, word, deed, intent and emotion<br />

from the moment of that soul’s inception to the end of time. It<br />

also holds the soul-level contracts that soul agreed to prior to incarnating.<br />

When the soul makes the choice to be part of a group<br />

contract, the person is born with the desire and awareness to help<br />

shift something significantly in the world. It is a powerful calling.<br />

There is not a right or wrong way to complete a soul contract like<br />

this. Each soul is on their own soul path to fulfill their unique<br />

role in the collective soul contract. Therefore, these contracts can<br />

mean different things to different people.<br />

One person who agreed to this collective soul contract might<br />

serve by creating a new scientific invention that improves the<br />

environment. Another person may have witnessed or cared for a<br />

family member who became ill with cancer. The pain and suffering<br />

they witnessed could have been the biggest inspiration for them<br />

to invent some sort of inexpensive medical device to detect cancer<br />

early. Someone else might serve by clearing plastic debris that is<br />

polluting the oceans. And yet another might discover new ways to<br />

distribute food to people between different parts of the world.<br />

Some souls are helping to heal the Earth itself. They can do<br />

this by just sitting on the beach and burying their feet in the sand<br />

while meditating and sharing their high vibration of love and<br />

compassion with Gaia. As they open themselves to channel love,<br />

light and divine energy through their body and into the earth,<br />

they are giving both themselves and Gaia a powerful gift. They<br />

are helping Earth grow and awaken as a conscious and sentient<br />

being with a soul.<br />

Other souls are here to assist with the awakening of humanity<br />

by ensuring there is a shift to higher frequencies of love. Some might<br />

carry out their part of the agreement as teachers, healers, spiritual<br />

coaches or parents raising their children from a space of pure love.<br />

Other roles may be to hold the energetic space for employers and<br />

employees to awaken in different parts of society—for instance, in<br />

the banking industry or other environments such as law, manufac-

turing, education, environmental science,<br />

health and agriculture.<br />

It is imperative for people to learn<br />

to trust their inner voice. This is their<br />

soul speaking to them in a quiet whisper<br />

or a gut feeling. Listening to their<br />

intuition will empower them to heed<br />

their soul’s calling to serve their contracts<br />

in their own unique way.<br />

They can also learn about their<br />

soul and their contracts through their<br />

Akashic Record. It can clarify what their<br />

unique gifts are and how they can contribute<br />

to sustain Mother Earth in their<br />

own unique way. It can empower them to<br />

become more consciously aware of their<br />

soul’s plan and path.<br />

Each individual’s Akashic Record<br />

keepers exist to support and assist the<br />

person on their soul’s journey. They are<br />

a powerful spiritual resource to tap into.<br />

Throughout the process, the person will<br />

become more and more enlightened and<br />

consciously aware. This will raise their<br />

own frequency to higher levels of love and<br />

compassion. When they do, they will make<br />

a positive impact on the environment and<br />

on those around them. They will serve<br />

humanity by making their own unique<br />

contribution to healing Gaia, making her<br />

sustainable for years to come.<br />

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wise words<br />

“One way to describe justice<br />

is love in action.”<br />

Brian Sauder on<br />

Faith-Based Grassroots Change<br />

by Sandra Yeyati<br />

With degrees in natural resource management, environmental science, religion<br />

and business administration, Mennonite Reverend Brian Sauder is an<br />

adjunct professor at two Illinois seminary schools, as well as president and<br />

executive director of Faith in Place, a Midwest nonprofit headquartered in Chicago that<br />

helps diverse faith-based groups become community leaders in a shared quest for environmental,<br />

social and racial justice.<br />

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How are places<br />

of faith uniquely<br />

positioned<br />

to address<br />

environmental<br />

and racial justice?<br />

If you look at the history<br />

of the U.S. environmental<br />

justice movement,<br />

from Warren County,<br />

North Carolina, where<br />

black church women laid<br />

their bodies on the road<br />

to stop toxic waste dump<br />

trucks in their community,<br />

to Dr. Benjamin Chavis’<br />

coining of the phrase<br />

“environmental racism”<br />

through the United<br />

Church of Christ, there’s<br />

a legacy of people of faith<br />

and diverse spiritualities<br />

calling out environmental<br />

racism and organizing<br />

the community to take<br />

action. We view ourselves<br />

in that historical lineage,<br />

with a mission to provide<br />

the tools, resources and<br />

programming for our<br />

faith partners to continue<br />

to advance these<br />

valuable pursuits.<br />

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How does Faith in Place work?<br />

It’s very grassroots. We believe in a Green<br />

Team model, which is a core group of<br />

people within a faith community, anywhere<br />

from three to 30 individuals, depending<br />

on the size of the community. Through<br />

coaching, we help teams evaluate the community’s<br />

needs and assets, set goals for the<br />

year, and create a strategic plan to address<br />

needs through programming, advocacy<br />

and a network of nonprofit partners.<br />

Why are Green Teams effective<br />

in bringing about change?<br />

The messenger matters. When you work<br />

with a community, it’s the people in that<br />

community that are going to understand<br />

the culture, the theology, the context, the<br />

history, the politics of the local body; so<br />

they understand how to meet people where<br />

they’re at and how to talk about these issues<br />

in a way that’s effective and attainable.<br />

Can you describe a noteworthy<br />

Faith in Place project?<br />

We partnered with a Green Team that<br />

wanted to address the need of hunger in<br />

their community by turning four acres of<br />

land that they had into a congregationsupported<br />

agriculture project (CSA), where<br />

people paid upfront to get a weekly bushel<br />

of produce grown on the land, while the<br />

church tithed 10 percent of it to local food<br />

pantries. Over several years, we helped<br />

them write a business plan, approach the<br />

committee structure of the church, hire a<br />

farmer, set up a legal structure and launch<br />

Sola Gratia Farm, which today is employing<br />

a bunch of people and stocking local<br />

food pantries with fresh tomatoes, kale,<br />

fruits and vegetables grown right there in<br />

the community. Once Faith in Place shared<br />

this story, other faith partners wanted to<br />

replicate it. We now support five different<br />

CSAs across Illinois.<br />

Does Faith in Place welcome<br />

all denominations?<br />

Absolutely. Whether it’s an institution of

eligion or a spiritual tradition, people are bringing the wisdom of<br />

the ages to bear on understanding the moment we’re in. Everything<br />

is connected, and the ecological crisis is a spiritual crisis.<br />

The healing of me and the healing of you and the healing of Earth<br />

are bound together, and this mutuality is core to all our different<br />

spiritualities and traditions. At our annual Green Team summit,<br />

people from different regions, backgrounds and religions come<br />

together, all united by the air we breathe, the water we drink, the<br />

land where our food is grown and a deep sense of calling and purpose.<br />

It’s hope-inspiring in a world that is so divided.<br />

What areas of environmental justice do you<br />

focus on?<br />

A Green Team might say, “We have an issue with lead pipes in<br />

our communities,” or, “We have an issue with high school-age<br />

youth needing employment.” Our programs, which are shaped<br />

by the needs of our Green Teams and are constantly being<br />

reevaluated and reshaped, cover sustainable food and land use,<br />

climate change and energy, environmental advocacy, youth<br />

empowerment, and water and flooding prevention. We also<br />

advocate to policymakers. Last year in Illinois, Green Teams<br />

helped pass the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act by convincing<br />

legislators to not only reduce carbon emissions, but also prioritize<br />

employment opportunities in the new green economy for<br />

high-unemployment neighborhoods.<br />

What is your philosophy concerning the intersection<br />

between faith and environmental<br />

and social justice?<br />

We’ve got to be committed to the transformation that we seek.<br />

Our spirituality calls us to remember how connected we are. One<br />

way to describe justice is love in action—a love that begins with<br />

ourselves—and as we love ourselves more deeply, it spurs outward<br />

action that seeks to dismantle injustice.<br />

Sandra Yeyati, J.D., is a professional writer and editor. Reach her at<br />

SandraYeyati@gmail.com.<br />

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A change in eating style<br />

is only as beneficial as its<br />

longevity.<br />

Making Healthy<br />

Habits Sustainable<br />

by Chelsea Kazmierczak-Goethel<br />

Nearly 50 million Americans go on a diet each year. The “my diet starts on Monday”<br />

mindset has become rampant in today’s modern society. It is no surprise<br />

that the top New Year’s resolutions include weight loss, healthy eating and<br />

exercise. Unfortunately, despite the best intentions for adding long-term healthy habits,<br />

roughly 66 percent of Americans are overweight or obese.<br />

Ask almost anyone and they will agree that diets do not work. Motivation often fades<br />

after the initial victories decline or when life gets stressful. Plus, as the body loses weight, its<br />

metabolism slows down. This may lead to feelings of failure and the return of old habits.<br />

Now that is not at all to say that dietary changes are not of paramount importance<br />

when it comes to creating a state of health and well-being. Food is the most powerful<br />

medicine available. Adopting a whole, unprocessed food eating style is the key to sustaining<br />

the wellness of the human body as well as creating a more sustainable food system.<br />

For those looking to improve their health, here are a few simple ideas. Choose<br />

protein-rich foods over dessert-style breakfast options in the morning. Reach for real<br />

food snacks of nuts, fruits or vegetables in lieu of packaged snack foods. Consider using<br />

anti-inflammatory oils like extra virgin olive oil and avocado oil in place of inflammatory<br />

omega-6 rich oils such as soybean, canola and corn oil.<br />

Even with such a wealth of knowledge on healthy eating available, Americans are sicker<br />

now than ever before. Sometimes simply knowing what to do is not enough. One must<br />

consider their mindset and release the idea of short-term quick fixes. To reach any goal and<br />

maintain positive outcomes, a mindset of life-long sustainable lifestyle changes is key.<br />

A change in eating style is only as beneficial as its longevity. Luckily, the world of<br />

nutritional psychology has much advice to offer when it comes to making healthy dietary<br />

habits truly sustainable. Of key importance is the establishment of the reason behind a<br />

health goal or dietary change. If a person chooses to try a new diet for weight loss because<br />

they do not like their body, the success rate will be lower than if they were to come<br />

from a place of self-love and compassion. A journey focused on nourishing and loving<br />

oneself will result in habits that feel good beyond the short term.<br />

Another important foundational component of life-long wellness habits is the<br />

establishment of a support system. The power of community and connection cannot<br />

be underestimated in regard to adopting new behaviors. Making changes with others is<br />

more successful than going it alone. Friends, family members, online communities and<br />

other groups create a space for support, accountability and camaraderie.<br />

Stepping away from a high-stress<br />

approach to health that comes with<br />

unrealistic expectations is an additional<br />

piece of the puzzle. The physiological state<br />

of stress that has become the norm does not<br />

allow the body to properly digest and utilize<br />

even the best foods. Relax and aim to let<br />

go of perfectionism. When it comes to the<br />

physical act of eating, it is critical to destress<br />

and slow down. Eating too quickly, or in a<br />

distracted state, can have a negative effect<br />

on digestion. Focus on the task of eating<br />

while finding gratitude for the nourishment<br />

the food provides.<br />

Lastly, one can set themselves up<br />

for success by preparing their environment<br />

and routine. Create a kitchen that is<br />

primarily full of whole foods by curating a<br />

grocery list that doesn’t include processed<br />

items. Leave trigger food out and aim to<br />

have ample alternatives at-the-ready. Schedule<br />

other healthy habits, such as relaxation<br />

and exercise, into the daily calendar. This<br />

helps make healthy choices an easy priority.<br />

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practitioners can make a major difference in<br />

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MSACN, is a holistic<br />

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the plan is to<br />

open up my own<br />

Chiropractic<br />

practice and<br />

make the world<br />

a better place.”<br />

Across<br />

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4 Shake, like aspen trees<br />

8 Wyoming national park<br />

9 Girl relation<br />

10 Small forest<br />

12 “Great blue” bird<br />

13 Hold the title to<br />

17 All the plant life in a region<br />

19 Fuss<br />

22 Work out future actions<br />

23 Man, for one<br />

25 The tallest trees in the world<br />

29 Granola grain<br />

30 Uninhabited area left in its<br />

original state<br />

32 60 mins., abbr.<br />

33 D.D.S.’s group<br />

35 Virgin drink<br />

36 Arborist’s concern<br />

Down<br />

1 Chesapeake, for example<br />

2 Sockeye fish<br />

3 Small recess<br />

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Discover Your Highest<br />

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Sri Harold Klemp, the spiritual leader<br />

of Eckankar, shares wisdom through<br />

stories and spiritual insights that bring<br />

meaning, connection and humor to the<br />

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Fridays at 7pm<br />

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Handling Emotional Stress – 6:15-7pm. Learn to<br />

manage emotional stress the healthy & effective way.<br />

Join MetroEast <strong>Natural</strong> Healing Center to learn simple<br />

and effective ways to take on emotional stress in a<br />

productive and healthy way! Free. 6993 35th St N, #2,<br />

Oakdale. Online. NutritionChiropractic.com/events.<br />

TUESDAYS, APRIL 5, 12, 19, 26<br />

Inner Diamond Basic Virtual Class – 7-8:30pm.<br />

The Inner Diamond class will introduce you to 24<br />

light frequencies that will create balance and wholeness<br />

within. Learn how to use these powerful light<br />

frequencies to respond to events in your life, clear<br />

karmic patterns and transform your life. $298. Online.<br />

AnnetteRugolo.com/calendar.<br />

TUESDAYS, APRIL 5, 12, 19 & 26<br />

Community Resource Advocates – 1-3pm. Social<br />

workers, advocates, and county navigators will be<br />

in the library to help individuals and families with<br />

questions relating to housing resources, shelter,<br />

accessing benefits, food assistance, mental health,<br />

youth and senior services, transportation and<br />

more. Free. 3025 Southlawn Drive, Maplewood.<br />

RamseyCounty.us/calendar.<br />


Media Literacy: Spotting Fake News – 3-4pm.<br />

Learn how to assess your online sources of information.<br />

This class will cover some basic red flags to look<br />

out for, methods to fact-check articles and biases that<br />

affect the news. Learn how to find reliable information<br />

and share responsibly online. Free. Online.<br />

RamseyCounty.us/calendar.<br />

How To Accelerate Your Healing – 6:15-7pm.<br />

Learn the steps to take to get better quicker, stay<br />

healthy longer and save money! Free. MetroEast<br />

<strong>Natural</strong> Healing Center, 6993 35th St N, #2, Oakdale.<br />

RSVP at 651-771-1703. NutritionChiropractic.com/<br />

events. See ad, page 17.<br />

WEDNESDAYS, APRIL 6, 13 & 20<br />

Virtually Wild Yoga! Spring Season – 7:45-8:45am.<br />

Join the Minnesota Zoo—from the comfort of your<br />

own home—for virtual yoga. Your yoga instructor<br />

will teach live virtual yoga classes from around the<br />

Zoo and each session will highlight a different animal<br />

or trail. $6/class for members, $8/class non-members.<br />

Online. Mnzoo.Org/zoo-yoga/#spring1.<br />


Meditation: Healing the Body, Mind and Spirit<br />

– 2-3pm. Learn about meditation with Nirav Sheth.<br />

This program will introduce the tools needed to make<br />

meditation part of daily life and how meditation can<br />

minimize the effects of stress and speed healing.<br />

Hosted by Rogers Library. Free. Online. HCLib.<br />

BiblioCommons.com/v2/events.<br />


Virtual Class – The Elixir Kitchen: Foraging and<br />

Plant Identification – 12-2pm. Chef Lachelle Cunningham<br />

and Master Herbalist Eva Garrett investigate<br />

the world of plant remedies and nutritional healing in<br />

this series. Each session focuses on a different healing<br />

theme, herb and recipe to uncover the power of food<br />

as medicine. Free. Online. MSMarket.coop/event.<br />

SUNDAY, APRIL 10<br />

Guided Trail Hike – 1-1:45pm. Curious about<br />

Dodge but not sure what to do or where to hike?<br />

Looking to deepen your knowledge of the sights<br />

and sounds of Dodge properties? Join trained Dodge<br />

volunteers on a guided nature hike to gain an understanding<br />

of the trails and what wildlife you might<br />

find here. $10. 1701Charlton Street, West St. Paul.<br />

DodgeNatureCenter.org/event.<br />


Chickens in the Backyard – 6-7:30pm. Are you<br />

thinking about raising chickens at home? Wondering<br />

if they’re the right animal for you? Whether you<br />

want eggs, a new hobby, or simply a pet, this class<br />

will teach you how to successfully raise chickens<br />

in your yard. We’ll cover poultry biology, nutrition,<br />

housing, and much more. $15. 8946 70th Street<br />

S, Cottage Grove. DodgeNatureCenter.org/event.<br />


Releasing Lost Souls Virtual Class – 7-8:30pm.<br />

Not all souls leave this dimension when they die. The<br />

souls that remain are referred to as ghosts or spirits and<br />

have been largely misunderstood. Through stories told<br />

around campfires, books and movies, they have also<br />

been greatly feared. Through my own experiences in<br />

releasing souls since 2005, I have a different perspective<br />

about who these souls are and why they need our<br />

help to move on. We need not fear them; we can work<br />

with them to create a better outcome for all of us. $248.<br />

Online. AnnetteRugolo.com/calendar.<br />


Introduction to Cryptocurrency – 6:30-8pm. Join<br />

Ramsey County’s Information Services department<br />

for an introduction to cryptocurrency. Topics will<br />

include: What is cryptocurrency? What is a blockchain?<br />

How to store cryptocurrency. Free. Online.<br />

RamseyCounty.us/calendar.<br />


Introduction to Vegetable Gardening – 6:30-<br />

8pm. This class teaches the basics of growing<br />

your first vegetable garden. Come and learn what<br />

you need to know about where to plant your<br />

vegetables, which plants to choose and how to<br />

care for your garden all season long. Free. Online<br />

RamseyCounty.us/calendar.<br />


Electronics Recycling with Tech Dump – 9am-<br />

12pm. Keep your electronics out of the landfill<br />

by recycling them! We’re celebrating Earth Day<br />

with a free laptop and cell phone recycling pop-up,<br />

hosted by Tech Dump. A Tech Dump associate will<br />

be on-site to answer any of your questions. Free.<br />

East 7th Store. MSMarket.coop/event.<br />

Full Pink Moon Hike – 8-10:30pm. Enjoy the<br />

Arboretum after dark during the Full Pink Moon<br />

Night Hike. The Full Pink Moon is named for the<br />

moss phlox that is starting to bloom in <strong>April</strong> in other<br />

parts of the county – moss phlox typically blooms<br />

in May in Minnesota. $5 for members and children<br />

ages 15 and younger; $20 for non-members. 3675<br />

Arboretum Drive, Chaska. Arb.UMN.edu/Content/<br />

Arboretum-Calendar-0.<br />

SUNDAY, APRIL 17<br />

Easter Brunch – 9am-2pm. Enjoy Easter brunch<br />

followed by a stroll through the gardens. Diners<br />

will savor a brunch buffet featuring brown sugar<br />

and maple glazed ham, made-to-order omelets,<br />

a Belgian waffle station, quiche, eggs, bacon<br />

and sausage, as well as fruit, pastries and other<br />

gourmet dishes. $40 for members, $45 for nonmembers,<br />

$16 for children ages 6-12, free for<br />

children 5 and younger. 3675 Arboretum Drive,<br />

Chaska. Arb.UMN.edu/Content/Arboretum-<br />

Calendar-0.<br />

MONDAY, APRIL 18<br />

How To Accelerate Your Healing – 6:15-7pm.<br />

Learn the steps to take to get better quicker, stay<br />

healthy longer and save money! Free. MetroEast<br />

<strong>Natural</strong> Healing Center, 6993 35th St N, #2, Oakdale.<br />

RSVP at 651-771-1703. NutritionChiropractic.<br />

com/events. See ad, page 17.<br />


Virtual Class – Budget Cooking: Savory Strata<br />

– 5:30-6:30pm. This virtual Budget Cooking class<br />

features a delicious and affordable savory strata<br />

recipe with mushrooms and greens that can feed four<br />

people for less than $15 and can be adapted based<br />

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Integrative NLP<br />

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procrastination, lack of motivation<br />

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Thursday-Sunday, <strong>April</strong> 21-24<br />

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2020 American Blvd E.<br />

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Women Working for the Earth Summit – 9am-<br />

3pm. Global Virtual Summit on Restoring our Relationship<br />

with Nature, presented by the Organization<br />

of Nature Evolutionaries. This online event brings<br />

together some of the most prominent voices guiding<br />

us to reconnect with ourselves, each other, and our<br />

mother Earth. Free. Online. NatureEvolutionaries.<br />

com/women-working-for-the-earth.<br />

FRIDAY, APRIL 22<br />

Free Earth Day Compost Pickup – 12-5pm. This<br />

Earth Day, we’re partnering with Minnesota Waste<br />

Wise to host a Plate to Garden compost pickup<br />

event! Stop by our West 7th store for some free<br />

compost to use in your garden, yard or potted plants.<br />

Free. West 7th. MSMarket.coop/event.<br />


Virtual Class – Growing a Medicinal Garden –<br />

6:30-8pm. Budding herbalist Laurie Witzkowski<br />

will introduce you to the wonders of cultivating<br />

a garden of medicinal plants in your yard or containers.<br />

Free. Online. MSMarket.coop/event.<br />

featured event<br />

Free Intro to Diamond<br />

Dowsing<br />

Join us for this free introduction to<br />

Diamond Dowsing virtual class and learn<br />

about the energy in your home that may<br />

be affecting you. Learn about geopathic<br />

stress and the impact it has on your body<br />

and your sleep, negative and positive vortexes<br />

and how to identify them in your<br />

home, interference lines and how they<br />

affect your ability to focus, your environmental<br />

law of attraction and the Diamond<br />

Dowsing method and its unique ability to<br />

heal the energy of your home.<br />

Thursday, <strong>April</strong> 28<br />

7-8pm.<br />

Cost: Free.<br />

Online. Social.AnnetteRugolo.com/<br />

diamonddowsing422.<br />

TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 12, 19 & 26<br />

MakerTeen – 3-5pm. MakerTeen is all about being<br />

creative, making new things, and using high-tech<br />

and low-tech tools to chang your world. Join us<br />

for weekly hangouts where we will chat, make<br />

together and share creations. Hosted by Ramsey<br />

County Library. Free. 2180 North Hamline Avenue,<br />

Roseville. RamseyCounty.us/calendar.<br />

MONDAY, APRIL 25<br />

Composting for Kids – 3-5pm. Composting can<br />

seem like magic, but it is simply nature taking<br />

care of itself. Learn how you can combine food<br />

scraps and yard waste to create superpowered<br />

soil in this hands-on workshop with Michelle<br />

Bruhn of Forks in the Dirt. This program is<br />

funded with money from the Friends of the<br />

Ramsey County Libraries. Free. 2150 2nd Street<br />

White Bear Lake. RamseyCounty.us/calendar.<br />

FRIDAY, APRIL 29<br />

Nature Playdate: B is for Barn – 10-11am. It’s<br />

springtime on the farm! Get a peek inside the barn<br />

and visit with our farmyard friends. Pet a pig and<br />

hold a chicken in this up-close encounter with<br />

Dodge farm animals. Share your child’s joy in<br />

discovering and interacting with nature through<br />

outdoor adventures, live animals and creative<br />

play. $10. 1701 Charlton Street, West St. Paul.<br />

DodgeNatureCenter.org/event.<br />

save the date<br />

11th Anniversary Midwest<br />

Women’s Herbal Conference<br />

Weekend Honors Flora, Fauna<br />

and Funga<br />

Enjoy more than 60 workshops and<br />

plant walks, herbal education, personal<br />

growth workshops, singing, dancing,<br />

nourishing meals, swimming, campfires<br />

and a Red Tent communal space.<br />

Keynote speakers are Dr. Cornelia<br />

Cho, Misty Cook and Suzanne Simard,<br />

author of Finding the Mother Tree.<br />

Friday-Sunday, May 27-29<br />

For more information, visit NWHealth.edu.<br />

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Bhakti Wellness Center<br />

7550 France Ave. S, Ste. 220, Edina<br />

Roy@BhaktiClinic.com • 612-859-7709<br />

Incorporating modern scientific<br />

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Barb Ryan, LMT • 612-922-2389<br />

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7550 France Avenue S, #220, Edina<br />

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Healthy Girls’ Breast Oil<br />

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Holistic breast health consults<br />

with education on the lymphatic<br />

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about pure essential oils for<br />

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Dr. Amanda Haeg<br />

6409 City W Pkwy #105, Eden Prairie<br />

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Dr. Amanda Haeg is the<br />

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See ad, page 25.<br />


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Barbara Brodsho, MA<br />

612-444-9751 • BarbaraBrodsho.com<br />

Providing spiritual guidance to<br />

help live your purpose and thrive<br />

utilizing your soul’s Akashic<br />

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Leah Martinson, Health Coach<br />

23 4th St SE Suite 201, Minneapolis<br />

Visionairium.com • 651-315-1347<br />

Leah’s superpower is intuition<br />

and insight, and she uses it to<br />

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Whole Person Dentistry observes<br />

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body and spirit, not just your<br />

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3434 Lexington Ave. N., Suite 700<br />

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We’re an integrative<br />

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Dr. Amy Ha Truong<br />

6230 10th St. N., Ste 520, Oakdale<br />

651-731-3064 • PureDentalMN.com<br />

Pure Dental offers integrative,<br />

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dentistry for your dental health.<br />

We take pride in providing<br />

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1815 Suburban Ave, St. Paul<br />

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We are a holistic dental practice<br />

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1401 Main St, Hopkins<br />

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We build a foundation of trust<br />

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Learn about the leading health<br />

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23 4th St SE Suite 201, Minneapolis<br />

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Education about pure essential<br />

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of a campfire—warmth, stories, community—and<br />

infuses it into every design project we do.<br />



1526 St Clair Ave, St Paul<br />

Mastels.com • 651-690-1692<br />

Mastel’s Health Foods is Minnesota’s<br />

oldest health and wellness<br />

store. We carry a full line of<br />

vitamins, minerals, supplements,<br />

herbs and more. We emphasize<br />

organic, biodynamic, biodegradable,<br />

holistic and hypoallergenic<br />

products and pride ourselves on<br />

stocking hard-to-find items. See<br />

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License #1102359 • 763-600-6967<br />

8600 Northwood Parkway, New Hope<br />

Providing a caring and supportive<br />

home for adults, no<br />

matter their abilities. With<br />

28-plus years of experience,<br />

we offer a nurturing and family-like<br />

environment for up to<br />

four residents who are elderly and/or have developmental<br />

disabilities. Residents receive assistance<br />

with personal cares, meal prep and feeding assistance,<br />

medication administration, transfers and<br />

mobility, transportation and advocacy. We treat your<br />

loved one like family.<br />



7550 France Ave. S., #220, Edina<br />

612-859-7709 • BhaktiClinic.com<br />

Bhakti provides a holistic<br />

environment where independent<br />

practitioners come<br />

together to offer an integrative<br />

path to wellness; mind,<br />

body and spirit. Our providers offer chiropractic,<br />

energy therapy, massage, microcurrent therapy,<br />

acupuncture, psychotherapy and much more so that<br />

you can feel your best, remain healthy & thrive. See<br />

ad, page 2.<br />




6993 35th St N #2, Oakdale<br />

651-771-1703 • NutritionChiropractic.com<br />

Nutrition Response Testing<br />

(NRT) is a noninvasive<br />

system of analyzing the<br />

body to determine the underlying<br />

causes of illness and non-optimum health.<br />

Our clinically proven system may be quite different<br />

from any other healing practice you have experienced.<br />

The actual procedure is simple and direct,<br />

with the body providing all of the information and<br />

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Deploy Health Family Practice/<br />

Bhakti Wellness Center<br />

7550 France Ave. S, Ste. 220, Edina<br />

DeployHealthFP.com • 612-712-4423<br />

Dr. Engholm’s practice offers<br />

unlimited office visits,<br />

with most lasting over an<br />

hour. He offers telehealth<br />

and home visits at no additional<br />

charge and his patients<br />

can call 24/7, which reduces the need to utilize<br />

after-hours urgent care or emergency room visits.<br />

Memberships are $75/mo for adults, and $25/mo for<br />

children (added to adult member). See ad, page 2.<br />



Bhakti Wellness Center<br />

7550 France Ave. S. Suite 220, Edina<br />

612-564-9947 • FranBieganekTherapy.com<br />

As a Licensed Psychologist,<br />

Fran provides holistic, traumainformed<br />

therapy to help clients<br />

identify areas of potential<br />

growth, obstacles to growth,<br />

and processes that facilitate<br />

healing and transcendence. She<br />

also provides QEEG (brain<br />

mapping) and neurofeedback<br />

services that facilitate increased brain efficiency.<br />

See ad, page 2.<br />




AM950Radio.com<br />

The only Progressive Talk Radio<br />

station in Minnesota. We strive to<br />

provide the best progressive<br />

programming available and<br />

feature national talkers Thom<br />

Hartmann, Stephanie Miller, Mike<br />

Crute and Brad Friedman. We are<br />

also dedicated to local programming that creates a<br />

community forum for important Minnesota Progressive<br />

issues. See ad, page 32.<br />



7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen<br />

952-380-2200 • Eckankar.org<br />

Are you looking for the<br />

personal experience of<br />

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you fulfill your dream. We<br />

offer ways to explore your<br />

own unique and natural<br />

relationship with the<br />

Divine through personalized study to apply in your<br />

everyday life. See ad, page 3.<br />

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Nature’s Virus Killer<br />

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<strong>April</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />


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