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By Dr. Marta AdelsmanLife Coach in Communication and Consciousnesswww.DrMartaCoach.com(September 20, 2017)In case you haven’t noticed, life is messy.  When we appear on this planet, none of us can escape calamity, confusion, and chaos.  For some it’s chronic.  For others, it’s occasional.  For all of us, “messy” happens.  There have been times lately, facing an illness in the family, when I have tried to deny the fear, anxiety and depression I felt. Sometimes I put on a mask of cheerfulness, sometimes of stoic indifference.  At times, I attempted to transcend the emotions, thinking I could pray and meditate them away.

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By Dr. Marta AdelsmanLife Coach in Communication and Consciousnesswww.DrMartaCoach.com(September 6, 2017)Recently I read this definition of expectation, and I had to stop and think about it.  I had never heard it described in such a way…”Expectation is premeditated resentment.” (Author unknown)Yet the statement rang true and prompted the following reflections:We don’t realize we premeditate resentment when we have expectations.  Yet it makes sense that’s what really happens. The premeditation part occurs in secret, in our hidden shadow self, where the ego sets us up for some real downers.  The majority of the time, when we hold expectations, aren’t we usually disappointed?…

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By Dr. Marta AdelsmanLife Coach in Communication and Consciousnesswww.DrMartaCoach.com(August 23, 2017)Have you ever felt miffed at someone because he or she hadn’t contacted you in a while?  The ego goes into drama with the thought, “My son (or brother, daughter, mother, friend) should get in touch with me more often!”It’s the ego that sets us up for unhappiness with thoughts about what someone ought to do.  When others don’t meet our expectations, we indulge feelings of loneliness, sadness, resentfulness, or anger.  We feel abandoned.  The mind makes up stuff:  “He’s mad at me… considers me unimportant… is shunning me,” etc. …

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By Ted GrussingOne was directing my work on a photo from yesterday and she spotted a nice place to take a nap and to observe and look for prey. Reality she determined would have to bend to accommodate her need for creature comforts and thus she directed that the image would be rotated 90 degrees in order to provide her with a comfortable perch from which to observe the world … and I agree with her … makes sense. Please note the many faces in the column … some inverted and some not. Their facial expressions are forever etched in…

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Sedona Film Festival hosts big-screen debut of new production at Fisher TheatreSedona AZ (August 9, 2017) – The English National Opera’s acclaimed production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance” will debut in Sedona on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 4 p.m. The Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen premiere at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre.“The Pirates of Penzance” was recorded live from the London Coliseum and broadcast to over 400 cinemas across the UK and Ireland and select cinemas worldwide. Multiple HD cameras provide unusual angles and close-up views of the action on stage and in the orchestra pit,…

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Prescott AZ (August 9, 2017) – Using Arizona’s civil asset forfeiture laws, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office and Yavapai County Attorney’s Office quickly seized $30,000 from a fraud scheme and returned it through court action to an elderly victim.The fraud began when a person going by the name of “Jonh Caldwell” contacted a Prescott widow, age 89, through e-mail and social media. “Jonh” claimed to be an American military general who needed money to leave the war zone in Syria and/or Iran. Over a period of time, the widow was misled into believing she was assisting “Jonh” to escape the…

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Flagstaff AZ (August 9, 2017) – Sedona mask maker and performance artist, Pash Galbavy, will exhibit a new mask and offer performance art as part of the Flagstaff Arts Council uranium mining education project, Hope and Trauma in a Poisoned Land. The upcoming major exhibition explores the impact of uranium mining on Navajo lands and people. Through the exhibition, participating artists created work based on the experiences and perspectives of Navajo people. Pieces were developed using the stories from Navajo communities of radiation related impacts to their bodies, lands, water, animas, and materials they used in their everyday lives.

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By Dr. Marta AdelsmanLife Coach in Communication and Consciousnesswww.DrMartaCoach.com(August 9, 2017)I’m more distracted these days by potty functions and toys than I have been since my sons were babies. No, it’s not because of grandchildren.  We have a new puppy!   I nearly fainted when my husband, Steve – not always the biggest fan of having pets – showed me a puppy photo posted by friends who own the parent dogs.  They wanted to find a home for this little guy, so we paid a visit and … well, you know how it goes. We named him Hero.

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By Ted Grussing… night or day … a couple of nights ago the alarm system went off and woke me from a deep sleep … .357 mag in hand I checked the house out and nada, the system had simply temporarily lost connectivity with the server and thought it should wake me … I should learn the codes that are displayed. Today as Jim and I were touring neat spots on Watson Lake, things went bump and we were stuck on a slightly submerged rock, we both got in the back and rocked it off. The lake is way up…

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Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot star in film at Mary D. Fisher TheatreSedona AZ (August 8, 2017) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “The Midwife” — starring Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot — showing Aug. 18-23 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.Two of French cinema’s biggest stars shine in this bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire (Catherine Frot), a talented but tightly wound midwife, and Béatrice (Catherine Deneuve), the estranged, free-spirited mistress of Claire’s late father.

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Be part of NASA’s Citizen Scientist effortCamp Verde AZ (August 8, 2017) – Monday, August 21 at 9:00a join Miss Nadia to learn about solar eclipses and how to safely view this unique event. Get your free solar glasses and then go outside and witness the eclipse as the moon passes in front of the sun. Camp Verde will see a partial solar eclipse, between 60% and 70% of the sun will be covered by the moon at about 10:00a. Bring your cellphone or tablet to participate in NASA’s Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program. Globe is a NASA-supported research and education…

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Sedona AZ (August 8, 2017) – The August Voter Education Program of the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley will be a “Legislative Report Card Panel” consisting of leaders from The Sierra Club, The Arizona School Boards Association, Arizona Advocacy Network, and Children’s Action Alliance. Each organization publishes a Report Card on how our Arizona Legislators voted in their 53rd Session on issues related to the Environment, Education, Voters’ Rights and Children respectively. The panel will also address what to watch for in the 54th session which begins in January 2018.

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Phoenix AZ (August 8, 2017) – An approximately three-day-old deer fawn “kidnapped” from the wild near Salome will now be forced to a life in captivity.On Saturday, the Arizona Game and Fish Department took possession of the days-old fawn after learning an unknown man took it from the wild, then stopped off at the local bar to show the patrons. A short time later, AZGFD was notified and took possession of the fawn.

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Sedona AZ (August 8, 2017) – Held against the backdrop of Sedona’s breathtaking red rock vistas, the Sedona Arts Festival will present its 27th annual fine art festival on Saturday, Oct. 7 and Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017.  Attracting artists from across the country, this renowned festival will showcase a diverse line up of 125 juried artists as well as live music, food and art fun for the kids.  The Sedona Arts Festival is held on the campus of Sedona Red Rock High School, 990 Upper Red Rock Loop Road in West Sedona.

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