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Natural Awakenings is your guide to a healthier, more balanced life. In each issue readers find cutting-edge information on natural health, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, green living, creative expression and the products and services that support a healthy lifestyle.

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Lessons to Help Lighten Future Footprints by Hilary Ferrand

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10 Ways to Reduce Costly Food Waste by Amber Lanier Nagle

SHELTERS GO GREEN LEED-Certified Facilities Care for Animals and the Earth by Sandra Murphy

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While glossy pages look beautiful, they are created by baking either kaolin or calcium carbonate clay onto the paper. Not only is this harder to recycle (because the clay gunks up the re-pulping of paper) but calcium carbonate is harvested by sheering off mountaintops. After the clay is baked on, it’s ‘fixed’ with petroleum-based varnishes, aqueous solutions that require heat or a UV-coating which also contains petroleum. We start with recycled, recyclable and chlorine-free paper. Then we insist on soy-based inks to print Natural Awakenings because they have virtually no VOC emissions. Finally, we use a cold-set printing process that uses less energy and chemicals while also utilizing recyclable printing plates. Our local printing partner, Signature Offset, has an entire website dedicated to green printing: DefiningSustainablePrinting.com. We know from our national surveys (independent CVC Verification Council) that our readers are well-educated and savvy. Yes, looking good is important, but our readers know that the content and the conscious intent of our magazine are even more so. That’s why you trust us over internet, tv and radio for your health information. Perhaps we could attract more clients or readers with an eye-popping glossy cover, but our principles dictate that we are solution-focused and we walk the walk. After you’ve read the articles, checked out the ads and circled your calendar events, go ahead and use us to compost, as ground cover, etc. While we don’t advise you to eat it, it wouldn’t kill you if you did. Americantowns.com/ct/fairfield/news/earth-talk-glossy-magazine-covers-64944 GreenAmerica.org Ecology.com

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Renewal and purpose are repeating themes in the contemporary works of Jenness Cortez, symbolically portrayed in luminous layers. Internationally recognized and collected as a master realist painter, Cortez is revered for her remarkably intimate landscapes. Her vision comprehends all nature as a manifestation of the divine. Inspired by the light, color and form of the great masters, Cortez’s dynamic and rich compositions invite the viewer’s eye to move eagerly through her paintings again and again, savoring every nuance. Cortez says she hopes her work inspires the beholder to rediscover, revalue and reintegrate their own creative force into the hurried regimen of modern life. “I want to lead people to something good and eternal,” she says. The Indiana-born artist began her studies under the guidance of noted Dutch painter Antonius Raemaekers. She further developed her fine arts background as a graduate of the Herron School of Art, in Indianapolis, and a student of Arnold Blanche, at the Art Students League of New York. View the artist’s portfolio at CortezArt.com. Cortez is also co-founder of the nonprofit American Meditation Institute (AmericanMeditation.org).

EFFECTIVE, LASTING TREATMENTS FOR ACNE Despite the fact that acne manifests on the skin, it is a condition that originates within the body. There are at least five separate root causes of acne in Chinese Medicine. Each one can combine with any of the others to create an elaborate web of imbalances which are complicated by hormone fluctuations, food allergies, stress, improper diet, and poor lifestyle choices.

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newsbriefs Grand Opening for New Red Tail Wellness Center

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he Tower Garden, developed by Tim Blank, Chief Horticulturist for the Epcot Exhibit, is a vertical aeroponic growing system that can be used to grow any non-root vegetable and herbs, in large or small spaces. “The Tower Garden is great for wanna-be gardeners who don’t know where to start. It’s easy to install and maintain, requires no weeding, is less climate-sensitive, and you can grow indoors during the winter,” said Heather Clark, Tower Garden representative. The Tower Garden offers a higher yield of crops in a smaller space, is safe and ecologically friendly, using less than 10% of the traditional amount of water, and grows stronger, healthier plants, faster. Info Heather Clark at 303-753-2665 or heather@jpeducators.com.

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ourneys For Conscious Living (J4CL) has opened their new location at 7401 W 59th Ave., Arvada. According to Tryna Cooper, partner at J4CL, “Larry and I are so happy that J4CL is settled again and will continue to offer classes, events, and room rentals in a variety of rooms with a variety of services.” For information on J4CL’s location, events, pricing or vendor information J4CL. com or303-731-6695. See ad page 18.

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oulder’s North American Institute of Medical Herbalism, founded in 2003 by clinical herbalist Paul Bergner, will be changing hands and evolving under the directorship of Lisa Ganora, author of Herbal Constituents, this coming June. Continuing programs such as Integrated Fundamentals, Advanced, Clinical and Nutrition and Flower Essence Certificate programs will not be interrupted. NAIMH is enrolling new students now for an August 2012 incoming class and is accepting applications for transfer students into the January 2013 Advanced Herbalism certificate program (a prerequisite for residency in the teaching clinic). For information on upcoming programs, contact Lisa Ganora at 720-7224372, lnganora@gmail.com or NAIMH.com.

briefbriefs THE BOULDER ARTS AND CRAFTS GALLERY PRESENTS GARDEN ART through May 6. They will feature colorful drawings and collages by Janice Larson, steel sculpture by Arabella Tattersal and stone carving by John Loukonen. Opening reception Friday, April 6-8pm, 1421 Pearl St, Boulder. For hours and directions, 303-443-3683 or BoulderArtsAndCrafts.com. LEANNE HOLITZA, A BROOMFIELD HEALER, HAS PUBLISHED “INSIGHTFUL INSPIRATIONS,” a compilation of inspirations that give readers insight into their lives. Insightfulinspirations.org. NEW METAPHYSICAL GIFT SHOP OPENS IN WESTMINSTER AT 8743 Sheridan Blvd. They offer a variety of gifts and books, plus class space. Mysticalbutterfly.com.

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globalbriefs Global Gardens New Global Warming Planting Map The color-coded map of planting zones on the back of seed packets is being updated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to reflect climate changes brought on by global warming. The new guide, last updated in 1990, reflects, for instance, that the coldest day of the year isn’t as frigid as it used to be, so some plants and trees can now survive farther north. Nearly entire states, such as Ohio, Nebraska and Texas, are now classified in warmer zones. The new guide uses better weather data and offers more interactive technology. Gardeners using the online version can enter their Zip code and get the exact average coldest temperature. For the first time, calculations include more detailed factors, such as prevailing winds, the presence of nearby bodies of water and other local topography. Boston University Biology Professor Richard Primack observes, “There are a lot of things you can grow now that you couldn’t grow before. People don’t think of figs as a crop you can grow in the Boston area. You can do it now.” The changes come too late to make this year’s seed packets, but they will be on next year’s, says George Ball, chairman and CEO of the W. Atlee Burpee seed company. View the planting zones map at Tinyurl.com/7r5u267.

Better Threads Rug Industry Tackles Child Labor Injustice The nonprofit GoodWeave organization works to end child labor in the rug industry and provides educational opportunities for kids in weaving communities worldwide. The GoodWeave label is given solely to rug companies that only hire employees of legal working age. GoodWeave, offering the world’s only independent child labor-free certification for rugs, makes unannounced inspections of looms overseas to ensure that standards are upheld. Programs funded by GoodWeave-certified rug sales have helped nearly 10,000 children in Nepal and India to attend school instead of working on looms. An estimated 250,000 children are still weaving today. “It’s widely documented that children are exploited to make all sorts of products in our global economy,” says Nina Smith, GoodWeave USA executive director. “But in the case of carpets, consumers can do something to put a stop to these inhumane practices. By buying a certified rug, you can change a child’s life.” Find participating local retailers by Zip code at GoodWeave.org.

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hakra is the Sanskrit word for spinning wheel. The human body has seven energy centers situated around the spine (Sushumna). Each chakra vibrates at its own frequency in a circular pattern like ripples in a pond. Blocks to energy flow in any Chakra have physiological or psychological effects in the body. Each chakra has special functions but functions in systems just like the organs. Imbalances contribute to conditions such as excessive inflammation or overactive stress hormones and can lead to physical and mental manifestations of poor health. The Seven main chakras are: Root Chakra–survival, security, energy, trust and power to achieve. Associated with skeleton, legs, bones, spine and large intestine. Sacral Chakra–feelings, self-awareness, self-love and creativity. Associated with the kidneys, bladder, sexual organs and the reproductive system. Solar Plexus Chakra–personality, self-respect and self-confidence. Associated with the digestive system, small intestine, skin and nervous system. Heart Chakra–love, compassion, sharing and forgiveness. Associated with the heart, chest, lungs, arms, hands and circulation. Throat Chakra–creative self-expression, communication and inspiration. Associated with the throat, neck, nose, mouth and teeth. Third Eye Chakra–intuition, understanding, insight and realization. Associated with the eyes, ears, base of skull and nervous system. Crown Chakra–knowing, wholeness, perfection, enlightenment and unity. Associated with the upper skull and skin. Chakras can be brought into balance through yogic practices such as asanas, meditation and sound to improve physical and mental health and increase internal bliss. Chuna G Rai-Nelson, ERYT- HATHA YOGA, CPT, TAI CHI,M Ed, is the Director of Yogasansar, a non-profit organization which helps orphans, women and the disabled with health and wellness services. Regular yoga classes also offered to the public. 720-988-8666, 720-438-4546 or YogaSansar.org.

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andra Ingerman, author of “Medicine for the Earth: How to Transform Personal and Environmental Toxins,” studied alternative methods of reversing pollution for 20 years and spoke about this spiritual practice at the United Nations on July 27, 2006. “Using these principals in ceremony,” she stated, “has been scientifically proven to change polluted water back to a more neutral state.” These same principals were used in 2004 in a heart study at the University of Michigan. Patients who continued to use this daily practice are doing better than those who have not been exposed to these techniques. A Medicine For The Earth gathering teaches ways to embody the divine and be fully present with it. Participants learn to move beyond their physical form, connect with “divinity,” and bring that power through their very being. They radiate this energy throughout their bodies, out to the earth and to those around them, by transmuting disharmony and bringing it back into its natural state of coherency. These skills enhance all spiritual or religious practices. Ingerman says, “When we apply these principles and spiritual practices to our lives, the focus is not ‘what we are doing’ but ‘who we are’ that changes the world.” For more information, please go to ShamanicTeachers.com, email Karen@KarenRiceKing. com or call Karen at 303.665.0175

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ccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Veterinary Medical Association, our pets are not only family companions, they are also beneficial to our health. Keeping a pet companion has been proven to decrease: Blood pressure, Cholesterol, Triglycerides and Feelings of loneliness or depression. Pets also improve our chances of exercising outdoors and connecting socially. As wonderful healers in our lives they sometimes need healing too. From an energy standpoint, they can hold onto negative energy just like us. A pet energy healing can benefit pet and owner alike and is something you can learn to do yourself. You can invite the Angels to lend healing to your pet with a few easy steps and you don’t have to hold any specific beliefs to do this. Simply close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and ask Archangel Raphael to be by your side to give your pet an energy healing. During the healing, energetic blocks will be removed and pain or discomfort will be released. This will start the healing process for any physical injuries. You may notice a calming sensation, see images in your mind’s eye or even have a knowingness of what is happening between your pet and Archangel Raphael. Don’t forget to ask for healing for yourself! Whether your pet is healthy or ill, an energy healing can strengthen the bond and improve the relationship between owner and pet. Your pets will find the attention and energy fun and may surprise you with their receptiveness. Anita Destino is the founder of Journey Within, a safe place for people interested in creating change in their lives. Pet Energy Healings will be held Saturday, April 21, see calendar for details. 720-413-7303, AnitaDestino@hotmail.com or AnitaDestino.com.

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igong is an ancient art and science of health care and energy management that has been practiced in China for thousands of years. It is a combination of deep-breathing, meditation and isolated movements which connect an individual to himself while eliminating daily stressors and frustrations. According to a Swedish study presented in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine by Terjestam, et al, students who practiced QiGong twice weekly over eight weeks reported decreased stress, improved well-being and self-image. Researchers were interested in whether or not the traditional practice of Qigong would help improve student’s whole body health. The students in the Qigong group reported feeling more relaxed, increased self-awareness and improved confidence in their academic performance. The non-QiGong control group saw increased levels of stress, anxiety and depression over the same eight weeks. Today’s fast-paced, over-stimulated lifestyles can be softened with a bi-weekly QiGong practice that is great for adults and kids alike. It is also a great bonding activity that can be done together, just tell your kids that “we’re going to a ‘martial-arts’ class!” QiGong is considered as a ‘soft’ martial art because it focuses on breathing, poses, movements and spiritual concentration, which are the foundation for all ‘hard’ martial arts. The benefits of having fun, reducing stress and bonding with your kids can be enjoyed by anyone. David Stevens is owner of Yoga of the Mind. Their next monthly Qigong & Meditation workshop is April 15, 1:30-4:30pm. $35. 303-668-2358. Yogaofthemind.com.

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f your lawn isn’t thick, lush and healthy, it may be frustrating to hear that the best defense against weeds and other pests is a thick, healthy lawn. How do you convert a bare, weed-infested lawn into a self-sustaining, healthy lawn? Springtime is a good time to start the conversion process. Start the rejuvenation this year with the following three steps, keeping in mind that it can take two years to complete the transformation depending on the current condition of your lawn.

THATCH ASSESSMENT: A thick thatch layer (consisting of dead roots, stems and organic matter accumulated near the soil surface) suggests heavy prior use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. This layer prevents water, fertilizers, and other amendments from reaching the soil. Thatch removal can be done with a powered vertical mower, manually with a thatch rake, or compost top-dressing after aeration. Applying a top-dressing after a thorough aeration is effective in spring because this allows micro organisms to mix with the soil to promote decay of thatch. WEEDS: There is no such thing as a completely weed-free lawn, but an abundance of weeds indicate the lawn isn’t healthy enough to sustain itself. Build a healthy soil for grass to thrive and choke out the weeds. Weeds are vulnerable in the spring so they tend to have a tougher time surviving when disrupted. Battle them early and often by pulling off the flower before the weed produces seeds. Spraying them with an organic herbicide is another effective method of control. Then, overseed to fill in the bare spots with new grass. MAINTENANCE: Build soil health and microorganism activity by applying a slow-release organic fertilizer-very poor soil will need more frequent applications. Cut grass to a longer length (2.5-3.5 inches) to grow a thick, healthy grass blade with a stronger root system which will also provide more soil shade to reduce the amount of weeds and evaporation. Water late at night or early morning to prevent fungi growth and water evaporation. Water deeply, infrequently and only as needed for healthier roots. Now you are on your way to building and/or maintaining a healthy organic lawn. Just remember that patience is key and if you have questions regarding your lawn’s condition, call an experienced lawn care expert. Josh Studer is with Clean Air Lawn Care, a locally owned and sustainable, organic lawn care service. 303-681-4543. Cleanairlawncarecherrycreek.com. See listing page 28.

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Red Tail Wellness By Terry Chriswell

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ou may have noticed the ads for Red Tail Wellness in Natural Awakenings, focused mainly on helping people who suffer from thyroid conditions or people who have thyroidrelated symptoms (foggy-headed, fatigue, weight gain for no reason, constipation, depression, dry skin and hair, low libido, among others) but isn’t managed by their physician because they are in the “acceptable” ranges of good thyroid health. Drs. Ian and Karen Hollaman and their practice at Red Tail Wellness have been of particular interest to me because I have hypothyroid, diagnosed for about 7 years now. I was told by the first physician who diagnosed me that I would likely be on medication the rest of my life due to a family history of thyroid disorder. Recently, my physician increased my dosage because it isn’t working as effectively as it was 2 years ago. Does this sound like you? I had a chat with Drs. Ian and Karen to talk about how they help their thyroid or thyroid-symptomatic patients improve their health and why it’s important to partner with different practitioners for your optimum health.

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percent of hypothyroid is an autoimmune response, which means the pill doesn’t work to correct the underlying cause of your hypothyroid issues. Over time, the autoimmune response will continue to attack your thyroid tissue, destroy it and you will lose more and more of the thyroid hormone, see your dosages consistently increase, have more side effects, more symptoms that you can’t even supplement for anymore. NA: Scary. And then what? I&K: Maybe in your 40’s you see these thyroid symptoms increase, but by the time you are 60, you could have joint problems, or cognitive decline which is now correlated to thyroid hormone use, more inflammation and neurodegeneration. By that time, we can most likely only manage but not necessarily reverse. If you knew in your 40’s that your 60’s were going to be riddled with health problems, wouldn’t you do something in your 40’s about it?

NA: Tell me why I shouldn’t just take a pill every day for my thyroid for the rest of my life? I&K: First, everyone should have an MD on their health care team, however, understand they are trained for a certain standard of care they are obligated to fulfill, and can be subject to litigation if they don’t. Therefore, their standard of care is to manage your symptoms and make you feel better, which a daily pill can do in the short term. NA: And the long term? I&K: Did you know that the “normal” ranges for thyroid function for LabCorp is different than Qwest? No wonder there are so many people with symptoms but are considered within normal ranges! What we understand as chiropractors and holistic functional medicine practitioners is the gray area – it’s not just about the numbers. The gray area is outside the scope of standard medical training. Ninety MileHighNaturalAwakenings.com

I&K: So when I was in my 20’s and had the sense to realize my family history could affect me so profoundly, I could have found someone like you and avoided my hypothyroid issues today? I&K: It is a misconception that your genetic background determines your health. It is mostly about your environment and your lifestyle choices including food, exercise and stress that determine your level of health. Epigenetics teaches us that your DNA is consistently rearranged or “expressed” so you are literally a different person than you were even a year ago. So yes, we could have taught you how to eat properly and how to handle stress, bring back a healthy biochemistry, repair and rebalance your immune system, help you enjoy your life throughout your life span so that it decreased the likelihood that you’d develop problems in your 40’s and beyond. NA: What are the biggest, preventable problems you see these days? I&K: First is probably personal responsibility. People need to take the time and have a level of willingness to understand what it means to be healthy.


We are too often prone to instant gratification. Even if you know you will be healthier in a month, even healthier in a year, in 5 years, in a decade or two, there are a lot of people who don’t want to think that far ahead, or take the steps necessary to make life-long improvements. Second is blood sugar. Processed carbs and sugar foul up everything. Lots of people can’t handle carbs, are hypoglycemic or pre-diabetic, but again, instant gratification wins. I want that Snickers now. Trust me, it will hurt you now and down the road. Last would be gluten. Again, one incidence of eating a cinnamon roll can be in your system for 6-9 months, causing inflammation. Our bodies haven’t properly developed the enzymes to break gluten down AND because of

bio-engineering, the gluten molecule is constantly changing. Our bodies don’t know how to use it. It’s like putting diesel gas in a premium engine. NA: You talk a lot about optimum health, and I see you are experimenting on yourself with your new favorite supplement, turmeric. What does optimum health mean? I&K: Redefining your health at every level. It not only means you have no visible symptoms, no daily pills, but you feel great. Then you say, “What can I do to feel even better now and down the road?” And we take you to the next step. Could be cleaning up bacteria in your gut, changing your diet, anti-inflammatory supplements, applied kinesiology, you name it. We

motivate you, provide proper support and expectations and give you honest communication. This is for you, your family - especially kids - for future pregnancies. It’s about the best output possible. We learned this for ourselves, through our own medical issues, to help others empower their lives. Red Tail Wellness has moved! Their new office is located at 4520 North Broadway in Boulder. 303-882-8447. RedTailWellness.com. See ad page 31.

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GREEN HOME CHECKLIST Room-by-Room Steps We Can Take, by Crissy Trask Starting Right Now

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reen living is being embraced by more folks than ever, in ways both large and small, giving the Earth some much-needed kindness. If you’re interested in some good ideas that fall between a total home solar installation and basic recycling—with many delivering big impacts—check out Natural Awakenings’ room-by-room green checklist. You’ll find inspired, practical changes that are doable starting right now.

Kitchen The kitchen can be a hot spot for waste. Eileen Green, with EcoEvaluator.com, says that reducing waste, conserving water and increasing energy efficiency are all important considerations within an environmentally friendly kitchen.

 Eat up food. Each year, a typical household discards an estimated 474 pounds of food waste, according to University of Arizona

research—at large economic and environmental cost. Buying more fresh food than we can eat before the expiration date is up and allowing leftovers to expire in the fridge are culprits. “Drawing up menus and avoiding buying on impulse can help,” advises Green. Compost food scraps at home or sign up for curbside composting, if it’s offered locally. Disposing of food in garbage disposals or landfills is not environmentally sound.

 Dispense with disposables. Replace disposable paper and plastic products with durable, lasting alternatives: cloth napkins instead of paper; dishwashersafe serving ware instead of single-use paper or plastic; glass or recycled food storage containers in place of throwaway plastic bags and wrap; and natural fiber dishcloths to replace paper towels and plastic sponges.

 Clean naturally. Chemical powerhouses have become the norm in household cleaning products, but they are not essential. Non-toxic cleaners are up to the task, from cleaning a sink to an oven.

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 Shop for the Energy Star logo. Appliances bearing the Energy Star logo are up to 50 percent more energy efficient than standard ones. This translates to significant savings in annual operating costs.

 Filter water with less waste. Bottled water is expensive and wasteful. Instead, purchase a home-filtering system that uses recycled or reusable filters. On the road, carry tasty filtered water in a reusable glass bottle.

 Conserve water. Run dishwashers only when fully loaded and fill the sink with water, rather than running it down -*9water only to wet and rinse; otherwise turn it off.

 Phase out non-stick skillets. Teflon coatings can leach toxins when damaged or overheated. Play it safe and begin assembling a set of cookware that includes properly seasoned cast iron, which is naturally non-stick.  Avoid cheap reusable shopping bags. Flimsy reusable bags end up as trash within a few months under normal use. Buy a set of high quality reusable bags that will give years of use.

Bedrooms “Most people spend more time in the bedroom than in any other room of the house,” remarks Huffington Post Eco Etiquette columnist Jennifer Grayson. “So it’s important to focus on making bedrooms as green and healthy as possible.” She advocates paying special attention to sleepwear, bedding and furniture people sleep on.

 Start with a good foundation. Box springs can be constructed of plywood or particleboard, which commonly contain formaldehyde, classified as a probable human carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a toxic air contaminant by the state of California. Choose those that have been certified as formalde hyde-free or with low emissions. A platform bed made of Forest


Stewardship Council-certified wood, sourced from sustainably managed forests, is a healthy alternative.

 Don’t sleep on a cloud of chemicals. “If your face is pressed up against a conventional mattress for seven hours a night, then you’re going to be breathing in whatever chemicals are off-gassing from that mattress for seven hours a night,” warns Grayson. Mattresses are commonly treated with fire-retardant chemicals to comply with U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission rules. To avoid toxic chemicals like the hydrocarbon toluene, emitted from mattresses stuffed with polyurethane foam, instead look for untreated, woolcovered mattresses (wool is a natural fire retardant) filled with natural latex or containing a spring system wrapped with organic cotton batting. Non-organic cotton production relies on lots of hazardous synthetic chemicals in its production. Organic cotton, linen and wool bedding are safer bets, especially when certified to meet strict environmental standards.  Block the afternoon sun. During the day, shut off air-conditioning vents inside bedrooms and block the afternoon sun with interior or exterior solar shades. By day’s end, even in warm climates, bedrooms should be cool enough for sleeping with the addition of a slight breeze from an open window or a slow-running floor or ceiling fan.

 Go wireless. It’s impossible to completely avoid electromagnetic radiation from today’s technologies, so lower exposure in the bedroom by removing electronic devices and placing electrical items at least five feet away from the bed.

 Forget fabric softeners. Most fabric softeners contain highly toxic chemicals that latch onto sheets and can be inhaled or absorbed directly into the bloodstream through skin. Instead, add a quartercup of baking soda to the wash cycle to soften sheets and other laundry.

 Leave the lights off. Motion-detecting nightlights save energy while allowing safe passage in the wee hours.

Find more big ideas in Natural Awakenings’ article, “Spring Green Rehab,” at Tinyurl.com/3nhan6s. Laundry Room In a typical U.S. home, the washing machine accounts for 21 percent of home water use and combined, the washer and dryer comprise 5 to 8 percent of home energy demands. Diane MacEachern, founder of BigGreenPurse. com and author of Big Green Purse: Use Your Spending Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener World, explains that a good way to conserve key resources is to use these appliances less—reducing the number of loads and drying items on outdoor clotheslines or indoor racks. MacEachern says, “You can probably wash things like sweatshirts and blue jeans less frequently without much consequence, and a clothesline requires no energy other than the sun.” Also, make sure that whatever goes into the washer or dryer with clothes is non-toxic, or else you’ll be wearing toxic chemical residues next to your skin all day, cautions MacEachern.

 Select cold water. On average, only 10 percent of the energy used by a clothes washer runs the machine; the other 90 percent goes to heat the water. The typical American household does about 400 loads of laundry each year, resulting in much energy squandered on hot water. With the exception of laundering greasy spots or stubborn stains, routinely wash in cold water, using a cold-water eco-detergent.

 Install a clothesline. Running a dryer for just 40 minutes can use the energy equivalent of a 15-watt, compact fluorescent bulb lit for a week. Stretch out a line and hang clothes outside to dry in the fresh air to save about $100 a year on electric bills. The sun imparts a disinfectant benefit as a bonus.

 Replace an old machine. A washer or dryer that is older than 10 years has hidden costs. EnergyStar.gov notes that an

older machine uses more energy and can cost from 10 to 75 percent more to operate than a new, high-efficiency appliance.

 Choose eco-friendly laundry products. Conventional laundry soaps contain chemicals that can be problematic for us and wreak havoc on marine ecosystems. Look for cold-water brands that are fragrance- and phosphate-free.

 Switch to concentrates. Concentrated detergents translate to less energy used in shipping, less waste and more value.

 Stop static cling without dryer sheets. Never over-dry clothes and always dry natural fibers separately from synthetics to prevent static cling.

Bathroom The smallest room in the house is a disproportionately large contributor to household environmental impacts. In an average non-conservation-minded American home, 38,000 gallons of water annually go down the drains and toilet. “Along with that water,” says MacEachern, “You’ll be washing lots of personal care and cleaning products down the drain, as well, where they could get into local natural water supplies and make life difficult for birds, frogs and fish.” Sara Snow, television host and author of Sara Snow’s Fresh Living: The Essential Room-by-Room Guide to a Greener, Healthier Family and Home, cautions against personal skin care products with questionable chemical ingredients. “A good percentage of them are being absorbed right into our bloodstream, so focus on ingredients that do no harm; ones that help our bodies instead, such as nourishing and healing botanicals.”

 Slow the flow. Ultra-efficient showerheads use as little as 1 gallon per minute (gpm); aerated types that mix air into the water stream to enhance pressure provide a good soak and rinse using less than half the water than some other low-flow showerheads. At the sink, aerators should flow between 0.5 and 1 gpm—plenty of pressure for brushing teeth and washing hands.

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of household water. Replace older toilets (pre-1994) with new, higher efficiency models for savings of two to six gallons per flush.

 Heat water wisely. A tankless water heater supplies instantaneous hot water only as needed. Or, install a timer on a traditional water heater to cut warming time to a few hours a day at most.

 Install a shower filter that removes chlorine. Chlorine, which is increasingly being linked to some cancers, is used by many municipalities to disinfect water supplies. People absorb more chlorine through the skin and by inhaling chlorine vapors when bathing and showering than from drinking it.

 Shun a plastic shower curtain. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)

 Use recycled and unbleached paper products. Using

has been called “the poison plastic” for its highly toxic lifecycle, which includes the release of dioxins into the air and water. These toxic chemicals persist in ecosystems and can cause cancer. PVC shower curtains are also a short-life product that cannot be recycled, so switch to a PVC-free alternative. Organic hemp is the eco-shower curtain gold standard.

 Remove bad odors instead of covering them up. In a Uni-

 Ban antibacterial products. Triclosan is a popular antibacterial agent found in many household cleaners, hand soaps, cosmetics and even toothpaste. It’s also a registered pesticide and probable human carcinogen that’s showing up in the environment and children’s urine. The Mayo Clinic suggests that triclosan may contribute to the development of antibioticresistant germs and harm the immune system, making us more susceptible to bacteria.

recycled bath tissue helps close the recycling loop on all the paper we dutifully recycle at the curb. Unbleached varieties keep chlorine byproducts like dioxins out of the environment. versity of California study, chemical air fresheners were found to have higher concentrations of polluting volatile organic compounds (VOC) than any other household cleaning product. Long-term exposure to some VOCs have been linked with adverse health effects. This Natural Awakenings checklist suggests steps that are possible in making any home healthier, safer and more enjoyable. Start checking off items today and begin shrinking the family’s ecological footprint right away. Crissy Trask is the founder of GreenMatters.com and author of the bestselling, It’s Easy Being Green: A Handbook for EarthFriendly Living. Follow her at Twitter.com/greenmatters.

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Support one or more of these local Earth Day events 2012. APRIL IS PLANET EARTH MONTH AT CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF DENVER Mychildsmuseum.org APRIL 9-11: Global New Energy Summit The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs The 4th Annual Global New Energy Summit, held at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, is designed as an annual retreat of energy thought leaders. Over 500 attendees and participants represent the key disciplines of science, industry, policy and finance. Conversations and panelists will address opportunities and hurdles across the complete energy spectrum. Keynote speakers include Earth Day Initial Organizer Denis Hayes, Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, and Carbon War Room CEO Jigar Shah. View the agenda and register at Globalnewenergysummit.org.

EARTH WEEK IN EVERGREEN: all events start at 7pm and are at Bergen Fire House, 1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen unless otherwise noted. Evergreenaudubon.org/?p=757 Monday, April 16: Evergreen Community Gardens Town Hall Meeting Buchanan Recreation Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen Tuesday, April 17: ‘Bring Your Own Bag’ with the screening of ‘Bag It!’ Wednesday, April 18: Evergreen Audubon President Dr. Brad A. Andres Thursday, April 19: Feature Speaker Night Friday, April 20: EarthKids - A Children’s Night Saturday, April 21: 23rd Annual Mountain Area Earth Day Fair in Evergreen, 10am-4pm Evergreen Lake House, Upper Bear Creek Rd. Free Admission.

APRIL 14 -15: Creation Care Conference: Climate Change & Faith with Golden Solar. Hosted by Colorado Interfaith Power and Light. Speakers, workshops, exhibits. COIPL.org/programs/conference2012.

FRIDAY, APRIL 27: National Arbor Day APRIL 15-21: National Environmental Education Week EEweek.org/greening_stem

Arbor Day is a nationally celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care. Arborday.org

RECYCLING Metechrecycling.com/events.htm

SUNDAY, APRIL 15: Lyons Earth Day 10am-2pm, Sandstone Park. Lyonsearthday.wordpress.com/event/

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18: Earth Day Denver 10am-2pm, Denver City and County Building Plaza, 1437 Bannock St. www.denvergov.org/earthday

APRIL 18-22: Colorado State University Celebrates Earth Day with Week of Events News.colostate.edu/Release/5680

SATURDAY, APRIL 21: Earth Day Fort Collins 11am-6pm, Civic Center Park, 201 LaPorte Avenue in Old Town Sustainablelivingassociation.org/sla-events/ earth-day-2012/

SATURDAY, APRIL 21: Garden of the Gods Earth Day 2012

April 14: University Park Methodist Church Electronics Recycling Event, 9am – 2pm 2180 South University Boulevard, Denver April 18: Denver International Airport Electronics Recycling Event, 7am-2pm 56th and Buckley/Pena Blvd April 21: City of Denver Metro Residents Electronics Recycling Event, 9am-3pm Auraria Campus NOTE: Residents of the City of Denver Only April 21: City of Lakewood Electronics Recycling Event, 9am-3pm 480 South Allison Parkway April 21: Stapleton United Neighborhoods Electronics Recycling Event, 9am-1pm Sam’s Club Parking Lot - Quebec Square, 7805 East 35th Avenue, Denver April 21: Whole Foods Market – Tamarac Electronics Recycling Event 12pm-4pm 7400 East Hampden Avenue, Denver

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Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, Colorado Springs. Gardenofgods.com

SATURDAY, APRIL 21: Earth Day Expo at Lakewood Heritage Center 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood. Lakewood.org/Green

SATURDAY, APRIL 22: EARTH DAY was created in 1970 to spark a revolution against environmental abuse. EPA.gov/earthday

SATURDAY, APRIL 22: FREE DAY at Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York Street, Denver. Botanicgardens.org

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Rocky Mountain National Park will be offering free admission April 21-29 for National Park Week World Environment Day, commemorated each year on June 5th, is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. UNEP.org/wed/ Denver Botanic Gardens is participating in the Project BudBurst Cherry Blossom Blitz thru April 30. Neoninc.org/budburst/cherry/

at Denver Museum of Nature and Science 2001 Colorado Boulevard, Denver. DMNS.org

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SUNDAY, APRIL 22: 10th Annual Earth Day 5K Run/Walk

Mercury and Air Toxics Standards in Colorado EPA.gov/mats/whereyoulive/co.html

CU Boulder Research Park in Boulder. Events.Colorado.edu

June 8-12: Aspen EcoFest. Downtown Aspen. Aspenecofest.com/about.htm

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Cutting Consumerism

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GREEN Lessons to Help Lighten Future Footprints by Hilary Ferrand

The most important factor is to live as an example. Parents best teach children to buy less by buying less themselves. Discuss various considerations and ask for their opinions. According to a recent study by Empower MediaMarketing, kids see 12 to 14 minutes of commercials for every hour of television screen time. Talk about ads that target kids and how some retailers manipulate young audiences. Compare the advertised benefits of a new toy with their own experiences with it; does it measure up? Give kids attractive options and practice in making choices. “I tell them what a product contains and if it’s proven to cause health problems,” says Mary Marsh, a mother of three in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. “I also will tell them about a natural alternative. I really want them to make these important decisions themselves. I can’t decide for them later on.”

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arents schooled in environmental principles strive to guide their children in like-minded directions. How can we inspire them to join in addressing larger challenges without coming across as a lecturer about yet another obligation? Thankfully, there are many ways to make green living a feel-good, even easy and fun habit.

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Challenge children to find reusable alternatives to disposable household items. Turn it into a game; conduct experiments to see how well the alternatives work and try their ideas. Put a spin on recycling. Instead of rinsing milk jugs and putting them out for recycling, save some to create an igloo indoors. Unwind that old sweater and use it in artwork. Cut apart old jeans and turn them into skirts. Decorate glass jars and repurpose them as storage for pantry foods and miscellany. Take children to the local dump to identify items that could be recycled or reused. University of Utah research attests that half of all U.S. garbage could be recycled. In practice, we settle for about 2 percent. Encourage youngsters to make their opinions known. When a toy’s package is much larger than it needs to be, help them write the maker a letter asking the manufacturer to green their business.

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dren feel fearful or even guilty that they can’t help. A parent can help calm their nerves, offer constructive perspective and help them feel like part of the solution. “Keep the tone of conversation on possibilities, rather than impending doom,” counsels Licensed Mental Health Counselor Brooke Randolph, of Indianapolis, Indiana. “Focus on what could happen, instead of what will.” Look for the positives. “A single choice is not causing global warming or the extinction of a species; rather, it is a build-up of several choices, made by many people, over and over again.” Talk about current incremental changes that are helping. Make doable, Earth-friendly goals and act together to make a difference. “No matter how small it is,” says Randolph, “if children feel they are doing something positive, they can feel more in control.” Finally, encourage self-expression. “For kids, being able to verbalize or express their feelings is critical,” says Lewis. “Sometimes, this requires more than just talk therapy. I have found that art and other creative expressions are a way to work through various emotions.”

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APRIL 1, SUNDAY Non-Denominational Church Service–11am. Doors open 10:40-11am. Celebrate life’s journey with meditation and spiritual message the first Sunday every month. Followed by FREE aura-healing and chakra-balancing clinic. Rev. Lauren Skye, Officiating Minister. Church of Infinite Spirit / Inner Connection Institute 2755 S Locust St., Ste 213, Denver. 303-7581743. InnerConnection.org Raja Yoga with Mike Matsumura–2-4pm. Workshop introduces Raja Yoga(mind) which follows Hatha Yoga(body). $30 early reg. Yama Yoga Village, 6818 S Dallas Way, Greenwood Village. 303-790-6081, info@yamayogavillage.com or Yamayogavillage.com Starting Over Again–1pm. Ending a committed relationship? Rebuilders could be for you. Free Intro meeting. The 10 week program has a proven track record in helping to heal and grow. Learn about the program that has helped over 700,000 people. 2231 S. Platte River Dr. Denver. Nick Meima MS, 720-5243664 or Starting-over-again.com. Eckankar Worship Service–10:30-11:30am. “Love: The Doorway to Spiritual FREEdom” Readings from the ECK, HU Song, contemplation, music and connection. FREE. Eckankar Center of Boulder Valley, 1800 30th St., Ste 208, Boulder. 303-443-1610 or Eck-Colorado.org. Easter Sunrise Service–5:30am. Date according to solar calendar. Conscious, mystical Easter service followed by silent meditation and deeply meaningful communion. Breakfast after. FREE. Center of Light, 2300 Forest St. 720-308-9944 Denver@CentersOfLight.org. Spiritual Gathering & Aura Healing Clinic– 11am-Noon. A safe, neutral space for service, aura healing, refreshments and community. Donations Welcome. Sacred Spaces House of Light, 223 Titan St., Aurora. Rev. DebraRae 303-365-0200 or SacredSpacesAndPlaces.com. Drum Circle–5:30-7:30pm. Chanting 5:30-6pm, drumming 6-7:30pm. No exp. necessary. Love Offering. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or Milehichurch.org.

APRIL 3, TUESDAY A Basic Meditation 5-Weeks–11am-1pm or 7-9pm. Meditation can transform your life and create change. Meet your Guardian Angel. Let go of negativity and make room for positivity. Feel your health improve. Early Bird $165, Regular $180. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino, Founder of Journey Within, 720-413-7303, journeywithin@hotmail.com or AnitaDestino.com.

energy clearing, like a psychic shower where unnecessary energy is cleared (including blocks to growth and flow) and clarity/contentment are restored. 1st Wed ea month. Donations Welcome. Inner Connection Institute Denver: 2755 S Locust St., Ste 213 Denver. 303-758-1743. InnerConnection.org. Myths & Facts of Auto Injury–7-8:15pm. Dr. Keuhn specializes in auto accidents and soft-tissue injuries. Q/A discussion covers medical and legal issues. FREE. LifeSource Health Partners 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP 303-934-3600 or LifeSourceHP.com. Prayers for World Peace–7:30pm. Interfaith Prayers to join in one heart and mind to create peace in our world. FREE. Center of Light, 2300 Forest St. 720308-9944 or Denver@CentersOfLight.org. Oneness Blessing–5:30pm-6:30pm. Certified blessing-givers offer Oneness Blessings, a nondenominational benediction and Oneness Energy transfer. Accelerate spiritual growth and deepening. Love Offering. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or Milehichurch.org.

APRIL 5, THURSDAY Kashmirian Tantric Yoga–4 night/5 day retreat. The ancient practice of the sacred dance of Shiva Shakti, will include meditation, teaching, visualization, yoga of emotions and yoga of touch. 970-679-4200 or visit Sunriseranch.org. Health Education Hour–6:30-7:30pm. Explore hot topics in health & wellness. Can “super foods” prevent cancer? Are herbs safe with your medication? Bring your questions. FREE. Heart of Oneness Center, 720 14th St., Golden. Lynn Bakken, NP, Health/Wellness Coach, Integrative Medicine Fellow-University of Arizona 303-250-7703. Heal with Angels–11am-1pm. 5-wk course introduces your Healing Angels. Guided meditations to heal; release grief, guilt, addictions and habits to create the life you desire. Strengthen your intuition to help others while healing yourself. Early Bird $165, Regularly $180. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino, Founder of Journey Within 720-413-7303, journeywithin@hotmail.com or AnitaDestino.com. Psychic & Intuition Development Class–7-8:30pm. 5-week class to gain knowledge, do relevant exercises, receive feedback, gain confidence, discover your unique abilities and progress at a rapid pace. $150. For Heaven’s Sake Bookstore, 4900 W 46th Ave., Denver. Mary Torrey, Psychic Medium 303-953-9940, thespiritbridge@gmail.com or MaryTorrey.com.

Nutritional Cleansing Presentation & Tasting–79pm. Fat-burning system is natural, safe and effective. Eliminate toxins, lose 9-12lbs in 9 days! FREE. LifeSource Health Partners 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP 303-934-3600 or LifeSourceHP.com.

Starting Over Again–7pm. Ending a committed relationship? Rebuilders could be for you. Free Intro meeting. The 10 week program has a proven track record in helping to heal and grow. Learn about the program that has helped over 700,000 people. 2231 S. Platte River Dr. Denver. Nick Meima MS, 720-5243664 or starting-over-again.com.

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Aura-Clearing and Chakra-Balancing Healing Clinics–12:15pm-1pm/5:45pm-7pm. A healing is an

Releasing Stress–10am-Noon. Acquire tools to release stress. Learn meditation techniques to support the ner-

vous system’s “rest & digest” phase, which promotes healing, calming and aids digestion. Gain simple skills to release and refresh. $25. Facilitated by Penni Louise. Inner Connection Institute 2755 S Locust St., Ste 213, Denver. 303-758-1743 or InnerConnection.org. Find Your Happiness–10:30am-Noon. Tired of being angry at the world? Want better relationships, more money and better health? Learn to release using the Sedona Method with an experienced and certified coach. $25 advance/$35 day of. Smithson Clinic, 2825 Vallejo St., Denver. Melanie Smithson, MA, LPC, BC-DMT, CHt, 303-762-8994, Melaniesmithson.com or melanie@smithsonclinic.com. Day of Attunement–9:30am-5:30pm. Learn about the principles and practices for the flow of healing current and develop ways to enhance your healing practice. David Karchere and Jane Anetrini. Lunch/ dinner incl. $60. 970-679-4200 or Sunriseranch.org. Energy Clearings–9am-1pm. Also on the 21st. Rejuvenate with a FREE 15 min. Aura/Chakra energy clearing. Remove stagnate energy from your Aura and body; feel relaxed, light and positive. Drop-ins welcome. FREE. Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1st Ave., #103, Denver. David Stevens, 303-668-2358 or yogaofthemind.com.

APRIL 8, SUNDAY Easter Sunday Service:The Ultimate Stand– 6,8,10am and Noon. Free continental breakfast 5am-5:45am. Enjoy glorious music from the Mile Hi Music Ministry and a powerful message from Dr. Roger W. Teel. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or Milehichurch.org.

APRIL 9, MONDAY Happy Easter Oneness Blessing–7-8pm. Experience the grace and divinity of the Oneness Blessing, a non-denominational transfer of energy that awakenings the heart; conveys enlightenment and a feeling of oneness. Native American drum and Tibetan singing bowls. $5 suggested. Heart of Oneness Center, 720 14th St., Golden. 303-278-3414, HeartofOnenessCenter@gmail.com or HeartofOnenessCenter.com.

APRIL 11, WEDNESDAY Kriya Yoga–6:30-8pm. Kriya Yoga revitalizes subtle currents of life energy in the spine & brain with the use of breath and awakens the Kundalini energy to accelerate spiritual evolution and awareness. $20. Heart of Oneness Center, 720 14th St., Golden. Allison Weisbeck 720-2815814, Spirit@ClearInsights.org or ClearInsights.org. Seder Dinner–4:30pm-6:30pm. An updated ceremony followed by a Seder-foods buffet dinner. The Seder is a ritualistic ceremony in the Jewish tradition that occurs during Passover. $45/adult, $15/10 and under. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or Milehichurch.org.

APRIL 12, THURSDAY Introduction to the Enneagram (I)–6:30-9pm. Who you are and why you are here? The Enneagram is a pathway and a tool that encourages reflection, understanding, and the ability to make healthier, happier choices in life. Nancy Markow facilitates. $30. Register w/Nancy, 303-525-7091 or nancymarkow@gmail.com. Inner Connection Institute, 2755 S Locust St., Ste 213, Denver. 303-758-1743 or InnerConnection.org. Brain Balance Achievement Center Informational Lecture–12pm. Lecture on the brain function of a child that struggles with academics, socialization and behavior. Learn to help your child overcome

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savethedate A BASIC MEDITATION - 5 WEEKS, DAY OR EVENING PROGRAMS Tuesday, April 3 (Daytime -11am-1pm or Evening - 7-9pm) A Basic Meditation is a fundamental class that gives you the framework to access and use your intuitive guidance system. The more you practice the tools taught in this class the more confident you will become in trusting your own intuition. As you begin to trust your intuition more and more you will use this as a means to guide your life and to make decisions that are true for you. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino, Founder of Journey Within. RSVP 720-413-7303, journeywithin@hotmail.com or AnitaDestino.com.

REAL Food for Thriving Children–6:30-8:30pm. Monica Corrado, traditional-food chef and Certified Nutrition Counselor discusses optimizing food choices to help your children thrive during the monthly meeting of the Denver Metro Holistic Moms Network. FREE. Denver Waldorf School, 940 Fillmore, Denver. Holisticmoms.org. Yoga for Grief–7-8:15pm. 6-week workshop provides a safe, non-judgmental space to grieve regardless of when your loss occurred. Share only what’s comfortable and no yoga exp necessary. $90. Mayu Sanctuary, 1804 S. Pearl St., Ste D, Denver. 303-832-0033, info@mayusanctuary.com or Mayusanctuary.com.

APRIL 13, FRIDAY SPIRITUALITY & MEDITATION Wednesday, April 4, 7pm Interested in a spiritual path based on meditation, ethical living, service to others and love for all creation? Interested in awakening to the possibilities of your higher self? Discover your true potential as soul. Sant Mat is a practical spiritual path based on meditation on the inner Light and Sound, ethical values, service to others and love for all creation. Its goal is to enable the soul to return and merge into its source. Discipline, dedication and help of a spiritual Master are essential. Free. Consulate Healing Center, 750 E Clarkson Ave, Denver. Given by representatives of Sant Baljit Singh. Info 303-921-2765 or www.santmat.net.

LEARN TO HEAL WITH ANGELS - 5 WEEKS Thursday, April 5, 11am - 1 pm Open to Everyone. This program is dear to my heart, knowing that you will make a difference in your life in just the first night of the program. During the 5 weeks you will strengthen your intuition and build a wonderful relationship with the Angels; anyone can work with the Angels. Meet your Guardian or Healing Angels. Guided meditations help you heal, release grief, guilt, addictions and habits to create the life you desire. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino, Founder of Journey Within. RSVP 720-413-7303, journeywithin@hotmail.com or AnitaDestino.com.

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Trance Medium Healing Clinic–7pm. Doors lock 6:55pm. Free open channeling is followed by $10 healings. Dynamic process facilitates re-alignment of the spiritual body, channeling, energy readings, and intense individual clearings. No appt necessary. Inner Connection Institute, 2755 S Locust St., Ste 213, Denver. 303-758-1743 or InnerConnection.org. Darshan of Jesus, Krishna and Buddha through the Wonders of Jyotisha–6:30-9pm. Experience the presence of 3 great masters by witnessing their Vedic Astrology charts. $54. PranaYoga, 3333 Federal Blvd., Denver. Hansa 303-432-8099, pyamandala@gmail.com or Pyamandala.com.

APRIL 14, SATURDAY Pendulum Dowsing for Beginners–10:30am-1pm. Dowsing has been used for thousands of years to find water, gold, missing people, oil, and artifacts. Learn the history of dowsing and how to use a pendulum to receive a YES or NO answer to your questions. Healing Dome in Longmont. $10. Instructor Karen Rice King has taught Pendulum Dowsing for over 20 years. RSVP req’d, 303-665-0175. KarenRiceKing.com. Spiritual Branding–10am-12pm. Brilliant brand essentials for the spiritual entrepreneur. Some of the traditional concepts of story, message and audience still apply, but breathtaking success for the spiritually savvy requires some specific distinctions that honor our evolving consciousness. $49. 621 17th St, #1101, Denver. Bridgeitresources.com/events

Our pets are wonderful healers in our lives and sometimes they need a healing too. They can hold on to energy that is no longer beneficial for them. Whether your pet is well or ill, a pet energy healing has many benefits for both the pet and its owner; strengthen the bond, removes energetic blocks, release pain or discomfort. Animals love receiving an energy healing and are generally open to being read and communicating with their owner. $10 per pet. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino, Founder of Journey Within. RSVP 720-413-7303, journeywithin@hotmail.com or AnitaDestino.com.

Social Media–1-3pm. Do you understand the energetic link for people in a Social Media world? Would you like to know more about how to use Social Media and E-Mail Marketing to connect to more clients? Move beyond surviving to thriving! $49. 621 17th St, #1101, Denver. Bridgeitresources.com/events

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Creation Care Conference: Climate Change & Faith with Golden Solar–Sat eve, Sunday. Creation Stewardship, climate impact in the West, moving away from fossil fuel and grass roots organizing. Multiple workshops, green vendors. $40. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4500 Wadsworth Blvd., Wheat Ridge. 303429-5792 or coipl.org/programs/conference2012.

April 27 - 29, Denver Convention Center The planet is shifting and your soul is calling. Come be with Sai Maa in 2012, a spiritual luminary and master of transformation, for an extraordinary weekend where you can step into your vibrant health, divine joy and self-mastery. Accelerate your transformation with Sai Maa! The event will be April 27 - 29, 2012 in Denver at the Denver Convention Center. Opening Public Event April 27 @ 7:30 pm. For more information and registration visit www.sai-maa.com.

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Flowing Strength (level 1-2) with Richii Jai–2-4pm. Flow through vinyasa, break down advanced postures and drop them into dynamic vinyasa to ‘Up Level’ your practice. $30 early. Yama Yoga Village, 6818 S Dallas Way, Greenwood Village. 303-790-6081 or info@yamayogavillage.com.

Doorway to Intimacy:Conflict and Challenge-A Couples Workshop–1-4pm. Tara Welles, RN BSN and Nick Meima MS teach couples to deepen and


strengthen their relationship. Use conflict to create a relationship that is more vital and intimate. $60/couple. S Boulder. 720-524-3664, tarapathwork@gmail.com or pathworkcolorado.com. Managing Stress I–2-4pm. Part II Apr 28. Learn effective stress management skills, identify effective behavioral, emotional and cognitive responses to managing stress. Meditation, deep breathing, guided imagery, and progressive muscle relaxation. $30/class. Mayu Sanctuary, 1804 S. Pearl St., Ste D, Denver. 303-832-0033, info@mayusanctuary.com or Mayusanctuary.com. Reiki Level 1–10am-5pm. First degree Reiki course teaches basic theories & procedures. A number of “attunements” are given to the student by the teacher. Having completed the first degree course, a Reiki practitioner can then treat himself and others with Reiki. Love Offering Only. Heart of Oneness Center, 720 14th Street, Golden. Katy Kelley, 303-842-7552, katy.kelleyk@gmail.com. Anandareikilove.com

APRIL 15, SUNDAY Qigong & Meditation Workshop–1:30-4:30pm. Optimal Health, Empowerment & Longevity. Monthly workshops dedicated to personal cultivation and energy awareness. Move inward with ancient movements and meditations designed to heal and strengthen the body, mind and soul. Brian “Seraiah” Wood, certified qigong teacher, has trained closely with Daisy Lee, top selling Gaiam DVD instructor. David Stevens intertwines the qigong movements with short and active ‘Yoga of the Mind’ meditations. $35. Studios above City O’ City Restaurant, 1280 Sherman, #204, Denver. David Stevens 303-668-2358. Community Hu Song–10:30-11am. HU is an ancient, sacred, nondenominational name for God sung for spiritual upliftment. FREE. ECKANKAR Center of Denver, 5800 E. Evans Ave., Denver, 303-7569287 or Boulder Valley, 1800 30th St., Ste 208, Boulder, 303-443-1610 or Eck-Colorado.org. Tea Talks for Women Presents: “A Line in the Sand” with Barbara Stoker–2:30-4:30pm. Take the risk of drawing your Line in the Sand and design inspiring actions to support your intention.$10. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-232-4079 or Milehichurch.org. Men’s Spiritual Growth Circle-Unlocking the Mysteries of Close Relationships: The Power of Transparency with Jim Thomas–2:304:30pm. Jim addresses the power of transparency for creating more open and fulfilling relationships than ever before in our lives. $7. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or Milehichurch.org.

APRIL 18, WEDNESDAY Find Your Happiness–10:30am-Noon. Tired of being angry at the world? Want better relationships, more money and better health? Learn to release using the Sedona Method with an experienced and certified coach. $25 advance/$35 day of. Smithson Clinic, 2825 Vallejo St., Denver. Melanie Smithson, MA, LPC, BC-DMT, CHt, 303-762-8994, Melaniesmithson.com or melanie@smithsonclinic.com. Oneness Blessing–5:30pm-6:30pm. Certified blessing-givers offer Oneness Blessings, a non-denominational benediction and Oneness Energy transfer. Accelerate spiritual growth and deepening. Love Offering. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303237-8851 or Milehichurch.org.

APRIL 19, THURSDAY Angel Healing Clinic–7:15-8pm. Instructors communicate messages from the Angels and assist in healing individuals and the group. Take your healing to the next level in these life-changing, personalized sessions! $10/Group healing; $25/indiv-15 min @ 8pm by appt. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino, Founder of Journey Within 720-413-7303, journeywithin@hotmail.com or AnitaDestino.com.

APRIL 20, FRIDAY Mile Hi Church Men’s Retreat-The Inner Fire: Finding It, Feeding It, Fanning the Flame– Fri-Sun. Rev. Barry Ebert and Musical Guest Jami Lula help us rediscover the original power source and find ways to keep ourselves plugged in. Estes Park Resort. $150. 303-237-8851 or Milehichurch.org.

savethedate SOUL BODY INTEGRATION WORKSHOP INTUITION AND GUIDANCE Sunday, May 6, 3-5pm When you have a hunch about something, whether you dismiss or honor it, your intuitive abilities are picking up on guidance. This workshop will build your understanding of how you personally receive guidance, your relationship to the messages you receive, and how to tell if the guidance you are receiving is the temptation of your ego or the calling of your soul. $65 per person. Enrollment limited to 4. RSVP heather@ soulbodyintegration.com.

IS MONEY A CONSTANT WORRY? Sunday, May 20, 9:30am-5pm Do you feel tension in your body every time you think about money? Learn how this affects your ability to receive and more. Using powerful releasing processes, we will spend the day flushing up and letting go of limitations from the past that affect your relationship with money now. Have more and worry less. If you’ve spent your life worrying about money, whether or not you have enough, it’s time to be free. $187, register by May 5th for a $30 discount. Lunch included. Smithson Clinic, 2825 Vallejo Street, Denver. Facilitator: Melanie Smithson, MA, LPC, BCDMT, CHt, 303-762-8994, melanie@smithsonclinic.com. MelanieSmithson.com

lookingahead 2012 MAY 19, SATURDAY Pendulum Dowsing-Level 1 – 10am-4:30pm. Learn the worldwide history of dowsing and how to use a pendulum to receive YES or NO answers to questions. You will receive a pendulum and laminated YES/NO chart to take home. Bring your lunch. $99. Taught by Karen Rice King, Master Dowser for 20 years. Location: Healing Dome on Niwot Road. RSVP by 4/30, credit card or check at 303-665-0175 or KarenRiceKing.com.

MAY 2, 10 & 19 Understanding Dogs - Various locations and times. This class is a unique opportunity to receive an evaluation, treatment plan and coaching experience with your dog, who attends one week. The approach is holistic, with positive reinforcement techniques tailored to each individual dog and situation. Info Misha May Foundation, 303-239-0382, MishaMayFoundation@gmail.com or MishaMayFoundation.org.

MAY 2 & 10 Become a Dog Trainer Apprentice Program – Last Chance at Introductory Rates! Various locations and times. Become a dog trainer utilizing behavior science, holistic approaches and positive reinforcement techniques tailored to each individual dog, pet parent and specific situation. Info Misha May Foundation, 303-239-0382, MishaMayFoundation@gmail.com or MishaMayFoundation.org.

JULY 14TH Online 600hr Certified Massage Therapy program – 9am. This e-Learning module replaces the in-class, lecture aspects of our 600-hr program. The hands-on component to our training is taught in-class, but for the Western Sciences and their relation to massage, those classes can easily be taken in an e-Learning format outside of class. We have developed a program that makes it easier, time-wise and schedule-wise, to complete the 600-hour CMT program. July is the Summer start for the hands-on portion, the online can be started at any time. $5,100. Denver Integrative Massage School, 2414 W 32nd Ave., Denver. 720-316-8888.

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Speaking with Spirit:An Evening of Messages from Spirit–7-8:30 pm. Hear from and about those in spirit-one of the most thought-provoking experiences you can have. Several members of the audience receive evidential information and messages from loved ones on the other side. Prepaid: $15/pp, $25/(2 Friends/ Family); At door (Cash Only): $20/pp , $35/(2 Friends/ Family). For Heaven’s Sake Bookstore, 4900 West 46th

Avenue, Denver. Mary Torrey, Psychic Medium, 303953-9940, thespiritbridge@gmail.com. MaryTorrey.com

Renee Ellis, MA CMT at the Renaissance Center 427 E. Bayaud in Denver.

Discover Your Intuitive Type–4:30 - 6pm. Are you intuitive? What does it mean to be intuitive? Does intuition work the same for everyone? The answer is no. Discover your intuitive type and how develop your intuitive style. $20. Space limited. RSVP req’d Liveyourknowing.com or 720-984-9575. Offered by

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classifieds BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES WELLNESS COOPERATIVE NEEDS NEW MANAGEMENT and has huge potential to grow and thrive under the right kind of inspiration. Seeking passionate business-minded individual with entrepreneurial interest and a heart for service. Must also share in the collective vision of the team. Info Velina at 303-717-7709. Website under construction BoulderHealingArtsCenter.com International Health and Beauty Company with $2.9 billion a year turnover Seeks Successful Driven Self-Motivated individuals/couples with Business Experience. If you want to earn extra income without compromising your current career/ business, or looking for a lifestyle changing opportunity LOOK NO FURTHER. If you are open-minded, and would like to find out if this business is for you, do not hesitate. Call me! Free Information. Independent Distributor of Forever Living Products: MERCEDES PERALTA. ID# 001002402522. 720-226-4617. pe_mercedes@ yahoo.com. natureandyou.myflpbiz.com Looking for a way to bring in extra money? Maybe even a second income? Come change the world with us - one child at a time! We are looking for health-minded people who have a heart for helping others. If you like to educate others, believe in the power of whole food nutrition, and want to make a difference, this might be a fit for you. Please contact Heather @ 303-753-2665 for details and questions. Have a healthy, happy day!

CAREER/LIFE COACHING Tanya Lelo, ICF-accredited Certified Professional Life Coach. Partnering with clients (women 30-60) who are looking to achieve more balance, happiness and success in their personal and professional lives. Focusing on forward movement and both personal and spiritual growth. Coaching sessions by phone. Call for appointment 888-870-4411. Are you someone who is tired of checking your soul at the door or knows you have something important to offer but aren’t sure what it is or how to create it? Intuitive career coaching and a numerological birth path reading help you zero into your life purpose and create the meaningful work you are meant to do. Call Marlene 720771-1257 for a free introductory consultation. AwakenedDesigns.com

HEALTHY RESOURCES Healthy eating is made simple. Veggie cooking tutor/personal chef. The Looney Veggie Cooking Company, Katherine Keck, 720-272-6935. www. looneyveggiechef.com

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Better Health with Better Water! Experience more antioxidants, natural detoxification, better nutrient absorption and better hydration through our affordable, high quality ionized/alkaline water machines. Alkaline water drinkers report better tasting food/ water, more energy/improved athletics, brighter eyes, clearer/healthier skin and better health. Buy local from Boulder, CO. Visit www.newcellwaterionizers. com or call us at 888-624-2221.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES CLEAR SKY MEDICAL IN CENTENNIAL IS LOOKING FOR A LICENSED PHYSICIAN’S ASSISTANT OR NURSE PRACTITIONER to join our team. We are a cutting edge preventive medicine clinic, utilizing holistic, integrative and functional medicine and Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy to deliver the utmost success in patient wellbeing and care. The right candidate is knowledgeable and has experience in the field of preventive medicine, has excellent communication skills, great work ethics and be willing to work in a dynamic work environment. A clean work history, no work restrictions are required. Please contact/send resume/ email to drmeier@clearskymedical.com.

NON-TOXIC HEALTH AND BEAUTY PRODUCTS Discover the only health/beauty care line made in the US containing NO harmful chemicals. NO parabens, NO synthetic fragrance, NO phthlates, NO petroleum byproducts. NO animal testing. Gluten free. Consultants wanted in Boulder/Denver areas. Earn free products! Call Tanya at 720-362-1874 for more information. www.avaandersonnontoxic.com/tanya .

SPIRITUAL RESOURCES Closer Walk with God, www.ThirdEyeTruth.com. Contact Elizabeth elizabethace@inorbit.com.

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Access Bars–10am-6pm. Tamar Ares facilitates. You’ll receive a comprehensive manual, charts, and information to run Access Bars on yourself and others. Your energy bars store the electromagnetism of every thought, idea, attitude, decision and belief you’ve ever had. $200. RSVP 303-758-1743. Inner Connection Institute 2755 S Locust St., Ste 213, Denver. InnerConnection.org. Pet Energy Healings–Noon-3pm. Sometimes our pets need a healing too. Like us, they can hold on to unnecessary energy. A pet energy healing strengthen our bond, removes energetic blocks and releases pain. $10. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino, Founder of Journey Within 720-413-7303, journeywithin@hotmail.com or AnitaDestino.com. Staying Healthy During Pregnancy–1-2:30. What to do before, during and after pregnancy to insure a healthy baby and avoid postpartum depression. Noninvasive, all natural. FREE, pre-registration required. Smithson Clinic, 2825 Vallejo St., Denver. Gail Smithson, LAc, 303-762-8994, gail@smithsonclinic.com or SmithsonClinic.com. Bookkeeping For The New Paradigm–10am12pm. Do you struggle with the relationship between bookkeeping and living your life’s passion? Are you using up precious energy just worrying about your bookkeeping needs? See the world of finance in a whole new light! $49. 621 17th St, #1101, Denver. Bridgeitresources.com/events. Establishing & Evaluating Effective Pricing–13pm. Do you have an amazing gift, but feel unsure how to price your services? Do you struggle with the thought of charging money for your gifts? Approach pricing from a higher place! $49. 621 17th St, #1101, Denver. Bridgeitresources.com/events

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Earth Day– see page 19 for events. APRIL 23, MONDAY Healing with Past Lives–5:30-6:30pm. Learn how healing the past resolves longstanding issues, clarifies life purpose, and leads to a more joyful life. Includes free assessment. Offered by Renee Ellis, MA CMT at the Renaissance Center 427 E. Bayaud in Denver. FREE. Space limited. RSVP req’d 720.984.9575. Healingwithpastlives.com Oneness Blessing–7-8pm. See APRIL 9. Heart of Oneness Center, 720 14th St., Golden. 303-278-3414, HeartofOnenessCenter@gmail.com or HeartofOnenessCenter.com

IF YOU HAVE FASTING BLOOD SUGAR above 130 mg/dL and are not taking insulin, you are eligible for a 30-day clinical trial to evaluate a product that may lower blood sugar. You get paid $100 cash, plus $100 worth of product and all blood testing supplies. Contact Dr. Lisa Tully at 303-440-3649 or info@energymedicineri.com

The Denver Meditation Meetup–7:30pm. Discuss and practice ways to still the mind and enter into meditation upon the deep stillness within. FREE. Center of Light, 2300 Forest St. 720-308-9944 or Denver@CentersOfLight.org.

HOUSEMATE. Near 2nd & Potomac, Aurora, close to I-225, I-70 & 6th. Yours: upstairs bedroom w/closet, linen closet, 2-room bathroom+storage; share kitchen w/dishwasher, family room; washer/dryer option. Some yard work monthly. $550+/month+deposit. No cats; dog(s) maybe. Flexibility required; in-home spiritual based business. 303-365-0200

Live Life to the Plus Wellness Workshop–6:307:30pm. Every 4th Wed. Live life with ease through a fun, interactive class by Juice Plus. Lose weight, gain energy, prevent disease, eliminate limiting beliefs around food, exercise & health. FREE. Heart of Oneness Center, 720 14th St., Golden. Christina Wilson, L.Ac, MSOM Lifestyle Medicine 303-477-9256 or acupuncturedenver.co.com.

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Foundations of Ayurveda–3pm. Intro to Ayurvedic philosophy prepares students for deeper studies. Prerequisite for future Ayurveda courses. Meets once/week and 1weekend each month w/132 hrs of training and 3 cooking classes. $2886. PranaYoga and Ayurveda Mandala, 3333 Federal Blvd., Denver. Hansa 303-432-8099, pyamandala@gmail.com or Pyamandala.com. Luncheon-Take Control of Your Health and Your Genes–11am-1pm. $18. Greenwood Village. Must RSVP Heather, 303-753-2665, by Fri April 20.

APRIL 26, THURSDAY Deeper into the Enneagram (II)–6:30-9pm. Follows Introduction to the Enneagram (April 12). Facilitated by Nancy Markow. $30. RSVP Nancy 303-525-7091 or nancymarkow@gmail.com. Inner Connection Institute, 2755 S Locust St., Ste 213, Denver. 303-758-1743 or InnerConnection.org. Medical Weight Loss Strategies - 6pm. Free. With Dr. Katia Meier and the Clear Sky team. Clear Sky Medical, 9085 E Mineral Circle #260, Centennial. RSVP 3030-790-7860. Divine Feminine Women’s Group–6-8pm, Every 4th Thurs. Live from your heart with conviction; embrace & embody the Divine Feminine; balance your role as a woman; create joy & happiness. Guided meditations, exercises & dialogues. $15 Suggested. Heart of Oneness Center, 720 14th St., Golden. Allison Halstead, Norma Reitsma & Michelle Szabo.303-278-3414, HeartofOnenessCenter@gmail.com or HeartofOnenessCenter.com.

activation. Denver at the Denver Convention Center. $20. Sai-maa.com. Doorway to Intimacy:Conflict and Challenge-A Couples Workshop–7-10pm. Tara Welles, RN BSN and Nick Meima MS teach couples to deepen and strengthen their relationship. Use conflict to create a relationship that is more vital and intimate. $60/couple. A Living Arts Centre, 2231 S. Platte River Dr. Denver. 720-524-3664, tarapathwork@ gmail.com or Pathworkcolorado.com. Mile Hi Church Annual Women’s Conference:The Art of Prayer, Practice and Play– Fri- Sun. With musician Karen Drucker and Rev. Cynthia James. Learn to pray as if your prayers will be answered and play in ways to inspire your soul. Beaver Run, Breckenridge. $295 through April 9; $325 thereafter. 303-237-8851 or Milehichurch.org.

APRIL 28, SATURDAY Compatibility of Universal Law & Business Law–10am-12pm. How do you reconcile your heart-centered business with the realities of the law? Informative look at how to align your purpose with the legal necessities of your business. $49. 621 17th St, #1101, Denver. Bridgeitresources.com/events

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Divine Software–1- 3pm. Learn about divinely inspired “software for the Light Bearers in their mission to heal the planet.” Bring your energy gadgets that you are currently using like Q-link, Clarion, etc. along with laptops and cell phones for demonstration purposes. $49. 621 17th St, #1101, Denver. Bridgeitresources.com/events

Celebrate to Accelerate with Sai Maa–7:30pm.If you’re ready, catapult yourself into your highest potential and transform your life. Be with Sai Maa, a master spiritual luminary, on this special night and experience an unforeseen, new level of transformation and healing energy. The event features music, teachings and energy

Seven Windows to the Soul: Chakra Yoga with Anodea Judith at Sunrise Ranch–Best-selling author and workshop presenter, Anodea Judith, holds experiential weekend of discovering the cool breeze of Shakti flowing through your chakras. 970-679-4200 or Sunriseranch.org

Psychic & Healing Fair–Noon-5pm. Readings w/ Rev. DebraRae-20min/$25. Reiki /Egyptian Healing Rods, Detox Footbath, Therapeutic Paraffin Dip, Oxygen Bar/Aromatherapy, rocks/gems, handmade soaps, books/journals, Native American rattles. $2. Sacred Spaces, 223 Titan St., Aurora. Rev. DebraRae 303-365-0200 SacredSpacesAndPlaces.com. Inspirational Movie Night–7pm. “People vs. the State of Illusion” explores habitual thought and behavior through the story of a single father in a state penitentiary whose daughter becomes a ward of the State. Love Offering. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or Milehichurch.org.

APRIL 29, SUNDAY FREE Conscious Movie:”THRIVE: What on Earth Will It Take?– 7:30pm. THRIVE is an unconventional documentary that follows the money upstream, uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. FREE. Center of Light, 2300 Forest St. 720-308-9944 or Denver@CentersOfLight.org. Grounding & Centering–2-4pm. Also on May 6. Our active meditation changes how you interact with others. Find boundaries in your relationships and bring relief. Practice grounding, centering, and clearing exercises to optimize your own energy. Good for those with busy minds. $39. Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1st Ave., #103, Denver. David Stevens 303-6682358 or Yogaofthemind.com.

APRIL 30, MONDAY Winning your Wellness Game–6-7pm. Optimal wellness is not about one product or exercise. It addresses all aspects of your well-being. Easy, tangible ideas for improving your well-being so you can “win” your wellness game! $15. Heart of Oneness Center, 720 14th St., Golden. RSVP 303-642-0428 or info@ wellnessinbalance.com.

ongoingevents any day Low-Cost Community Clinic–By appt only. Clinical Stress Assessment, Holistic Stress Mgmt Consult, Coaching and Bodywork. See Resource Guide for details under Healthy Mind. Regularly $100/hr, special clinic rate-$45/50 min session.Velina Lujan, MA, CMT. Offices in Boulder and Golden. 303-717-7709. YourStressManager.com.

tuesday Modern-Day Meditation–7:30-10pm. Use various music to: achieve a more calm and open state: gain clarity about daily life: find a deeper spiritual connection. First class FREE. Colorado Health and Wellness Center, 126 W 5th Ave., Denver. Lily 303-524-4040, diane@miracle. org or meetup.com/Modern-Day-Meditation-Denver/. Matters of Life and Death, Buddhist Meditation– 7-8:30pm. Ever pondered the meaning of life, what happens after death, or pondered future lives? Gain insight into making your life meaningful and travel your next life with confidence and joy! Guided meditations & clear teachings. $10. Heart of Oneness Center, 720 14th St., Golden. Mark Mindenhall 303-909-6606 or meditationincolorado.org.

Introduction to Meditation and Christian Mysticism–7:30pm. Powerful 6-wk intro course for modern mystics. Classes incl: the Inner Spiritual Path, Meditation, Soul, Light, Prayer and Blessing. Learn principles of meditation that allow you to move beyond the body, thinking and emotions into the reality of God’s presence within. FREE. Center of Light, 2300 Forest St., 720-308-9944 or Denver@CentersOfLight.org. Free Energy Clearings–5:30-6:45pm. Rejuvenate yourself with a 15 min. Aura/Chakra energy clearing that removes useless energy from the Aura and body to feel relaxed, light and positive. Drop-ins are welcome. FREE. Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1st Ave., #103, Denver. David Stevens 303-668-2358 or yogaofthemind.com.

wednesday Free Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing– 6-7pm. A healing is an energy clearing, like an “energy car wash.” We release negative energy blocking growth and create the life you desire. Love offering. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino, Founder of Journey Within 720-413-7303, journeywithin@hotmail.com or AnitaDestino.com.

thursday Healing Energy Clinic–6:30-7:30pm. A healing is an energy clearing, like a psychic shower. During a healing unnecessary energy is cleared, including blocks to growth and flow. Clarity and contentment are restored. Donations welcome. Readings available after clinic-$25. Inner Connection Institute North Side location, 4325 Harlan St., Wheat Ridge. 303-257-4797 or InnerConnection.org. Aura and Chakra Healings–6-7pm. Drop-in for a 10-min Healing. Negative energy is gently removed and replaced with your own positive energy. Feel great and be ready to take your next steps. FREE. Boulder Psychic Institute, 1332 Pearl St., Boulder. 303-530-0920 or BoulderPsychicInstitute.org. Psychic Readings–7-8:30pm. Schedule a 90min reading. Learn about your soul essence, past lives and aura. Ask personal questions to get a psychic perspective about what is really going on. FREE. Boulder Psychic Institute, 1332 Pearl St., Boulder. 303-530-0920, Hello@ BoulderPsychicInstitute.org or BoulderPsychicInstitute.org.

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BODY CLINIC HELENA HEJAZI, LE, RMT Thornton 720-837-2116 www.denverbodyclinic.com Helena Hejazi, Licensed Aesthetician/Massage Therapist specializes in treatments that bring one’s whole being into balance. Aesthetic services offered for all skin types include the Healing Facial, Oxygen Facial to the more advanced MicroLift Facial. Bodywork sessions are focused on Integrative Massage, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone and IntraOral Therapy to relieve TMJ discomfort. Body treatments include Dry Brushing, Lotus Wrap and MicroLift Body. Please call or visit the website for more information and there is easy online booking.

HEALTHY AGING CLEAR SKY MEDICAL Katia I. Meier, M.D. Panorama Falls 9085 E Mineral Circle, #260 Centennial, CO 80112 303-790-7860 ClearSkyMedical.com Board Certified Holistic MD specializing in Healthy Aging, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement therapy, Nutritional analysis and Therapy, Medical Aesthetics and non-surgical rejuvenation treatments, Homeopathy, Herbology, Naturopathic Medicine, Personalized Detoxification Programs, Medical Weight Loss for men and women. Treating all ages and most insurance welcomed. Call for more information today. See ad, page 12.

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IN TOUCH MASSAGE THERAPY Brenna Witt, LMT Kittredge Village 26030 Hwy. 74, Kittredge 303-526-0038 theintouchmassage@gmail.com Do you have sore muscles, persistent pain or just need to relax? Allow your mind and body to melt into my capable hands at In Touch Massage Therapy, located on scenic Hwy 74, just minutes from Evergreen. I specialize in Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, and Injury. Enjoy your fully customized massage while listening to the soothing sounds of Bear Creek and bird songs outside the window. I am currently offering a new client special of $45 for an hour and $65 for 1.5 hours. Gift Certificates are available. Call or email for your massage today!

YOGA ALOHA YOGA Chandra U. Supnet, CYT Yoga Instructor 303-570-5439 Kittredge chandrasupnet@gmail.com Did you know that the regular practice of yoga can transform your life? And that anyone, at any age, at any fitness level can start at anytime? Here are just a few benefits from practicing yoga: Lose weight & build muscle tone, improve energy and happiness, physical & spiritual healing, increase flexibility and strength, balance hormonal and endocrine systems, improve your heart health, reduce stress and much more! Chandra is accepting students for private lessons only to learn the basic fundamentals for the practice of Hatha Yoga. Call or email for more information and prices. Namaste.

DOG TRAINING MISHA MAY FOUNDATION Lorraine May, Executive Director 303-239-0382 MishaMayFoundation@gmail.com MishaMayFoundation.org Understanding Dogs Class and Dog Trainer Apprentice Classes start in May! Understanding Dogs: Unique opportunity to receive an evaluation, treatment plan and coaching experience with your dog. The approach is holistic, with positive reinforcement techniques tailored to each individual dog and situation. Dog Trainer Apprentice Class: Become a dog trainer utilizing behavior science, holistic approaches and positive reinforcement techniques tailored to each individual dog, pet parent and specific situation. Learn to evaluate behavior, design exercises, coach humans, handle dogs, deliver presentations, and resolve and prevent a variety of behavior problems.

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614 10th Street, Golden 720-278-5253 GoldenSolar.net A solar system for your home or business has never been so affordable and painless! You know solar is good for the environment, but it’s also great on your wallet! Hedge yourself against ever-increasing electricity rates and inflation. Clean, quiet, maintenance free, reduce pollution and CO2 emissions. Increase your property’s value. Colorado owned and operated with master electricians and professional installers. Respectful, clean and quick work. Solar incentives, tax credits and rebates available – ask us today! Buy or lease options. Installation guaranteed for 10 years. See ad, page 28.

HEALTHY KIDS LEARNING & BEHAVIORAL CHALLENGES BRAIN BALANCE ACHIEVEMENT CENTER OF GOLDEN Highlands Ranch Location Opening 2012 1211 Avery Street, Golden 303-278-1780 Golden@BrainBalanceCenters.com BrainBalanceCenters.com Brain Balance offers individualized and comprehensive approaches to helping children with neurobehavioral and learning difficulties. Our mission is to help each child reach his or her greatest physical, mental, social and academic potential. We are brain-based, not drug based. We know that the brain can be changed—which means your child’s problems aren’t permanent, and the situation isn’t hopeless. Customized physical and cognitive exercises, combined with dietary change can correct the underlying imbalance, improve function and reduce/eliminate negative behaviors. Call to schedule a tour of the center and learn how we can help your child. See ad page 15.

HOLISTIC FAMILY PRACTITIONER CLEAR SKY MEDICAL with Dr. Katia Meier. See full listing under Healthy Living: Board Certified Holistic MD or see ad page 12.

GREEN LIVING ORGANIC LAWN CARE CLEAN AIR LAWN CARE Josh Studer 774 Dahlia St, Denver 303-681-4543 www.cleanairlawncarecherrycreek.com Clean Air Lawn Care is committed to reducing the amount of air pollution created by gas powered machinery. Our use of organic treatment products eliminates the contamination of waterways caused by synthetic fertilizers and herbicides. “Come Clean” with Clean Air and receive 2 free organic treatments when you sign up for our organic treatment program. We also use all electric equipment powered by renewable energy. Contact Josh at 303681-4543 for a free estimate.

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HEALTHY LIVING BOARD CERTIFIED HOLISTIC MD CLEAR SKY MEDICAL Katia I. Meier, M.D. Panorama Falls 9085 E Mineral Circle, #260 Centennial, CO 80112 303-790-7860 ClearSkyMedical.com Family practice physician specializing in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement therapy, Neurotransmitter balancing, comprehensive Nutritional analysis and therapy, Homeopathy, Herbology, Naturopathic Medicine, Personalized Detoxification Programs, Medical Weight Loss and Cosmetic procedures. Treating all ages and most insurance welcomed. Call for more information today. See ad, page 12.


BODYWORK BOWEN THERAPY WITH JACKIE BURSON Cottonwood Clinic 1976 West Iliff Ave., Englewood 303-945-9780 CottonwoodClinic.org Bowen Therapy is very effective for pain that has not been alleviated by any other method, particularly for frozen shoulder. A Bowen session takes between 30 to 60 minutes, is very gentle and doesn’t require removal of clothing. It is the perfect technique for anyone who has tried everything but still has pain. Most people find relief within 3 treatments. For diseases like Parkinsons, MS, etc. it can give a better quality of life. I have been a Massage Therapist for 25 years, a Bowen Therapist for 15 years, and am the previous owner of The Cottonwood School of Massage Therapy.

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DENTIST VIBRANCE DENTISTRY WITH DR. CATE VIEREGGER 7400 E Crestline Circle, Ste 230, Greenwood Village 303-770-1116 www.VibranceDentistry.com At Vibrance Dentistry, we believe that oral healthcare should be a pleasant and relaxing experience. Our stateof-the-art equipment and spa-like amenities allow us to offer services that transcend traditional dentistry and promote whole-body wellness. Whether your goal is to encourage a healthy attitude towards oral health in your children or ease your own anxiety about dental procedures, our friendly staff and relaxing atmosphere will change the way you approach dental care. See ad page 10.

INTEGRATIVE HEALTH RED TAIL WELLNESS CENTERS Ian Hollaman, DC 4520 North Broadway, Boulder 303-882-8447 RedTailWellnessCenters.com Ian Hollaman, DC focuses on difficult and chronic cases such as elevated glucose and cholesterol, thyroid disorders, and novel solutions to pain and injuries. He holds a proficiency level in professional Applied Kinesiology and has accumulated hundreds of hours in post graduate nutrition. See ad page 31.

RED TAIL WELLNESS CENTERS Karen Hollaman, DC, LMT 4520 North Broadway, Boulder 303-882-8447 RedTailWellnessCenters.com After a 4 year ‘Medical Mystery’ in my teenage years, I learned the true value of health from a holistic chiropractor. Because of her understanding of how the body heals itself when given the proper support, I was given a second chance at life. Chiropractic resonated with me and I knew I wanted to offer women and children the same hope and care I had been generously given. If you or your family struggles with health issues please contact the Red Tail Wellness Center so I can help you take flight again and let your health soar. See ad page 31.

CLEAR SKY MEDICAL with Dr. Katia Meier. See full listing under Healthy Living: Board Certified Holistic MD or see ad page 12.

HEALTHY MIND BODY-CENTERED PSYCHOTHERAPY BJ BROWN, MSW, CIBP Conscious Living and Body-Mind Vibrance Coach Reiki Master, Shamanic Practitioner 303-808-4006 Boulder, CO www.somacoach.com Individuals, couples, families and groups can have a deeper sense of wholeness, integrity, health and joy, where we create a container in which you discover the source of your well being. I bring my commitment, presence, humor and expertise in the areas of relationship, trauma, spirituality, life transition, addiction, and body-mind awareness. Long distance consultations also offered. Please see my website for information on my recently published book, The Six Gates of Completion - A Companion in Life’s Transitions, available on Kindle, The Boulder Bookstore, and The Tattered Cover.

CONSULTANT: TOOLS FOR ABUNDANT LIVING SC CARROLL ASSOCIATES LLC Susannah Carroll PO Box 18846, Denver, CO 80218 303-861-4338 Susannah@SCCarrollAssociates.com www.sccarrollassociates.com Motivational consultant supercharging your incarnation with tools and resources on finding clarity on your life’s direction and techniques for staying calm in any situation and living abundantly and prosperously. The techniques are a mixture of east/west philosophies and designed for use anywhere and anytime. We work with individuals, business executives, entrepreneurs, sales teams and more! Offering a FREE 30-minute phone consultation for first time clients. Email for more information today.

COACHING & MASSAGE VELINA LUJAN, MA, CMT Certified Holistic Stress Manager Certified QiGong Healer & Gerontology Naropa & Esalen Offices in Boulder & Golden 303-717-7709 www.YourStressManager.com Overwhelmed by the magnitude of your responsibilities? Need more peace, energy and vitality while pursuing your vision? Free yourself of the stressors that have gotten in the way of your life’s work. Velina supports you in managing stress more effectively through practical, time efficient and highly effective methods. She motivates, inspires and gently yet powerfully supports you on your journey with unique skills, training and background. Bodywork is a nurturing complement, helping to break through the body armor and drop into the deeper issues that lie beneath the surface. Call now for your FREE introductory 15-minute consultation. 303-717-7709.

PSYCHOLOGY & GROWTH EVA SZUCS, PSYD, P.C. 1660 S. Albion St. # 309 Denver, CO 80222 720-556-7689 DrEvaSzucs@gmail.com Dr. Szucs helps adult individuals and couples to gain insight into their presenting problems and learn healthy ways to manage life’s stressors. Dr. Szucs specializes in treating Eating Disorders, Trauma, Substance Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Mood Disorder, and provides Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills training in group or individual settings. She also provides psychological assessment, ADHD evaluation, and Intelligence testing for adults and children. Flexible schedule. Insurance and Credit cards are not accepted. Contact Dr. Szucs to schedule a free phone consultation.

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EATING DISORDERS/ BODY IMAGE KATE DAIGLE COUNSELING, LLC Kate B. Daigle, MA, NCC 709 Clarkson Street, Denver 720-340-1443 Kate@KateDaigleCounseling.com KateDaigleCounseling.com Kate Daigle, MA, NCC is a Registered Psychotherapist and National Certified Counselor treating men and women with eating disorders, body image and self-esteem concerns. Are you hoping to live free of destructive eating patterns, distorted thoughts, and low self confidence? Kate helps you decrease harmful behaviors and thoughts and to cultivate inner peace with body, mind, and spirit. Through personal experience and clinical training, Kate understands what it feels like to be disconnected between mind and body and utilizes empathy, honesty, mindfulness and other effective techniques to help others find freedom as well. Kate treats men and women of all ages, couples and families, and provides free educational talks on symptoms and treatment of eating disorders. Call or email today for a free consultation and for more information.

OPEN DOOR COUNSELING Barbara Pettibone, MSW, LCSW Denver 303-862-5712 BarbaraPettibone@comcast.net Specializing in women’s issues, Barbara focuses on depression, anxiety, PTSD, abuse, relationship issues, severe mental illnesses including Schizophrenia & Bipolar Disorder, addiction and life changes. She addresses presenting problems by helping the client to identify their core issues and to apply their own inner strengths to address them. She strongly believes that every client has within themselves the resources to address and resolve conflicts. Fees are based on ability to pay/sliding scale. Insurance/credit cards not accepted. YOU ARE THE CONSUMER AND YOU CHOOSE YOUR THERAPIST AND ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OUTCOME OF YOUR TREATMENT! YOU ARE THE KEY! Please call or email for appt. Flexible scheduling.

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INSPIRATION CONSCIOUS EVENTS & SPEAKERS JOURNEYS FOR CONSCIOUS LIVING New Location! 7401 West 59th Ave., Arvada 303-731-6695 J4CL.com Journeys for Conscious Living (J4CL) is an organization leading the world in conscious living, hosting world class events, speakers and event center (space rental) to empower people to create thoughtful changes in living their lives every day, thus creating the space and energy to stay centered and expand the community. J4CL’s center and events promote experiences for discovering and developing a life of passion, purpose and contribution. J4CL invites you to co-create opportunities, collaboration and communities for individuals and businesses to reach their full, highest potential, while experiencing love, joy and transformation. See ad, page 18.

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