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Connection Magazine October 2014 Issue

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Quality of Life

What is a Good Quality of Life? by Bruce Draper

In this New Millennium, we are feeling more and more “out of whack” and yearning for balance in a busier, more confusing world. In a recent Merck Family Fund survey, a majority of Americans expressed a feeling that “materialism, greed and selfishness increasingly dominate American life.”

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The Double Benefits of Martial Arts Practice

The Double Benefits of Martial Arts Practice by Ted Mancus
Just about any Martial Art has hidden benefits. The hidden aspect comes not from any attempt to mislead, but from a variety of historical events over thousands of years. Take Tai Chi, for example. Just about everyone recognizes the image of slow-moving elders, backlit by a sunset, stepping their way through the age-old routine; or students in the park effecting concentrated, synchronized movements. They may not know what it is they are watching, but, they sense there is a reason and a benefit to the practice.

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Astrology / Horoscope for September 2014

Astrological Insights by Susan Heinz

Astrology for September 2014

Before the light touches the day into birdsong Venus and Jupiter hang like a promise to mankind in the predawn hours, encouraging us to hold the dream of hope, peace, and beauty. Gradually moving further apart, Venus disappears on the 18th, returning in December as an evening star. The time of Virgo is upon us, the time of harvest, of slowing our pace to reflect and discern, to carefully plan what comes next, and to ground ourselves.

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PDF Download of Connection Magazine September 2014

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PDF Download version of Connection Magazine. See our Magazine in all its printed glory! The September 2014 PDF issue focuses on Santa Cruz County Fair, Expos, Fairs, Benefits, Healing Retreats, Heirloom Seeds, Food, Women, Health, Fitness, Diet & Nutrition and many other Healthy Living and Conscious Lifestyle topics.

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PDF Download of Connection Magazine August 2014

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PDF Download version of Connection Magazine. See our Magazine in all its printed glory! The August 2014 PDF issue focuses on Santa Cruz County Fair, Expos, Fairs, Benefits, Healing Retreats, Heirloom Seeds, Food, Women, Health, Fitness, Diet & Nutrition and many other Healthy Living and Conscious Lifestyle topics.

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PDF Download of Connection Magazine July 2014

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PDF Download version of Connection Magazine. See our Magazine in all its printed glory! The July 2014 PDF issue focuses on Expos, Fairs, Benefits, Healing Retreats, Heirloom Seeds, Food, Women, Health, Fitness, Diet & Nutrition and many other Healthy Living and Conscious Lifestyle topics.

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PDF Download of Connection Magazine June 2014

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PDF Download version of Connection Magazine. See our Magazine in all its printed glory! The June 2014 PDF issue focuses on Expos, Fairs, Benefits, Healing Retreats, Dome Farming, Heirloom Seeds, Food, Women, Health, Fitness, Diet & Nutrition and many other Healthy Living and Conscious Lifestyle topics.

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Astrology / Horoscope for June 2014

Susan Heinz Santa Cruz Astrology / Horoscope / ZodiacAstrological Insights by Susan Heinz

Astrology for June 2014

High in the Northern skies, the Big Dipper pours itself over the horizon, as the night reveals the sparkling cosmos. Turning to the south Mars is a red lantern. The bright star calling us to the West at twilight is Jupiter. Now with Mars direct, we are freed into forward movement, obstacles ease up. A rush of movement and events take place. We gallop into June, once again picking up our original intentions. In this Year of the Horse, in the month of airy Gemini, we are eager to encounter the next possibility.

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PDF Download of Connection Magazine May 2014

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PDF Download version of Connection Magazine. See our Magazine in all its printed glory! The April 2014 PDF issue focuses on Expos, Fairs, Benefits, Healing Retreats, Dome Farming, Heirloom Seeds, Food, Women, Health, Fitness, Diet & Nutrition and many other Healthy Living and Conscious Lifestyle topics.

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Optimizing Balance in your Brain and Your Life through Neuroscience

Langdon 3Optimizing Balance in your Brain and Your Life through Neuroscience by Langdon Roberts

If you are like most readers of this magazine, you are seeking a more fulfilling, empowered life aligned with your authentic values. Perhaps, you have been to workshops or therapy with the intention of doing deep personal work: healing your unresolved trauma, reversing your negative conditioning, finding peace and happiness, enjoying great relationships, discovering your authentic purpose, and finding joy in making an effective contribution to the earth and all of its inhabitants.

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Listen To The Whisper by David Sample

David Sample Listen to the WhisperListen To The Whisper – New Book by David Sample

David Samples captures the promise & truth of life . . . enjoy & be inspired!

David Sample captures the promise and truth of life in his new collection of free verse and lyrical poetry, “Listen To The Whisper.”

Inspired by his own life and faith in God, David Sample pulls inspiration from his personal experiences, including his successes, failures and life-altering decisions, to create moving, thought-provoking poetry. Readers will be inspired and encouraged to reflect on their lives.

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Astrology / Horoscope for May 2014

Susan Heinz Santa Cruz Astrology / Horoscope / ZodiacAstrological Insights by Susan Heinz

Astrology for May 2014

Taurus comes in May when the blooms are abundant and beauty fills nature’s view. Even as the spring days arrive these intense times challenge us to be aware. The stress of the Uranus Pluto alignment stretches us to our edges and exaggerates the global tensions. We are caught in the fast moving pace of our lives, while the stellar alignments call for a new orientation and the need to see what we have resisted or denied. Now is the time for perseverance in pursuing new ways of acting or new approaches to life, new perspectives on who we are, what we do, what we eat, and how we relate, while old identities or outworn comfort zones fall and disintegrate around us.

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Santa Cruz Sheriff Election

Santa Cruz Sheriff Election Roger Wildey Opinion: Our Upcoming June 3 Santa Cruz Sheriff Election and the Elephant in the Room by Bruce Tanner

On April 28th, three candidates for Santa Cruz County Sheriff/Coroner outlined their campaigns, qualifications and ideas for the Sheriff’s Office at a forum downtown. On the surface, it looked like three men, each with long experience in the Department, talking about issues of policy and their opinions on the recent history of the Sheriff’s Office and where it should be going. Bob Pursley and Roger Wildey, the candidates challenging Jim Hart, Phil Wowak’s heir-apparent, made some telling critiques of the current administration based on their knowledge of the department. Even so, things seemed professional, without much drama. But there was an elephant in the room.

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Santa Cruz Rejuvenation Festival – May 17th

Santa Cruz Rejuvenation Festival Music

4th Annual Santa Cruz Rejuvenation Festival – May 17th – 10-7pm – San Lorenzo Park – FREE Admission!

Santa Cruz Rejuvenation Festival features Music, Magic, and much needed community festivities. This will be the 4th annual Santa Cruz Rejuvenation Festival. Year after year the team at OmMamaOm (A local non-profit created by members of the band Love Eternal) have put together what has become one of the largest annual events in Santa Cruz. World class music, a healing village, a massive Eco-Fair, a kid stage, and more

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PDF Download of Connection Magazine April 2014

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PDF Download version of Connection Magazine. See our Magazine in all its printed glory! The April 2014 PDF issue focuses on Expos, Fairs, Benefits, Healing Retreats, Dome Farming, Heirloom Seeds, Food, Women, Health, Fitness, Diet & Nutrition and many other Healthy Living and Conscious Lifestyle topics.

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Natural Healers Showcase

Natural Healers NetworkNatural Healers Showcase

Sat. May 3 in Los Gatos

10:00am – 4:00pm

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? The Natural Healers Network is holding an event showcasing alternative health solutions to energize you life.
El Camino Hospital Los Gatos 815 Pollard Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95032
$5.00 donation all proceeds go to West Valley Community Services
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Astrology / Horoscope for April 2014

Susan Heinz Santa Cruz Astrology / Horoscope / ZodiacAstrological Insights by Susan Heinz

Astrology for April 2014

The dawn stretches out rosy on the Eastern ridge. Venus, a bright lantern, calls us to wakefulness. And wakefulness we need to successfully navigate the tensions of this month. April becomes the ground for positive or destructive forward movement. In the early evening, to the West, Orion stretches himself out on horizon and looks up to the heavens. Sirius, the Dog Star, jewels the sky; a diamond flashing multiple colors while the Dog constellation sits up, attending to the intensity of activity the year of the Horse leaves in the wake of its speed.

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PDF Download of Connection Magazine March 2014

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PDF Download version of Connection Magazine. See our Magazine in all its printed glory! The March 2014 PDF issue focuses on Whales & Dolphins, GMOs, Food, Women, Health, Fitness, Diet & Nutrition and many other Healthy Living and Conscious Lifestyle topics.

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Astrology / Horoscope for March 2014

Susan Heinz Santa Cruz Astrology / Horoscope / ZodiacAstrological Insights by Susan Heinz

Astrology for March 2014, Year of the Horse Gallops On

Night hangs on the edge of dawn as Venus, a shout of shimmering brightness, calls us to awaken to the splendor and beauty of this cosmos/earth in which we live! Scorpio rises to catch the Moon and the Big Dipper pours itself toward the northern horizon. Look up! This is the universe that holds us and calls us into being!

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TELOMERES—Turning Back the Clock on Aging

telomeresTELOMERES — Turning Back the Clock on Aging – Learn More This Mar. 6th in Santa Cruz

by Bobbie Katz (from an Interview with Bill Andrews, PhD & renowned Formulator John Anderson)

Ever dream of living to 125 and beyond while being healthy, vital, and feeling and looking like you were in your twenties again?

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Michael McDonald at the Catalyst – Mar. 10

Michael McDonald

5 Time Grammy Winning Artist, Michael McDonald is ‘Live’ in Santa Cruz on March 10, 2014 at The Catalyst

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PDF Download of Connection Magazine February 2014

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PDF Download version of Connection Magazine. See our Magazine in all its printed glory! The February 2014 PDF issue focuses on Relationship, GMOs, California Drought, Business, Health, Fitness, Diet & Nutrition and many other Healthy Living and Conscious Lifestyle topics.

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Is Your Stress Affecting Your Dog’s Health?

Dog, canine, petBarbara Ahern Shares New Way to Love your Dog

Dogs are becoming universally loved as pets. This particular four-legged friend is winning more and more hearts around the world. Cultures that haven’t before appreciated dogs as pets are embracing them and welcoming them into homes and laps.

As this happens, dog owners need to realize the added responsibility that comes with the human attachment to dogs.

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Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther KIng Day

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