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n an article published on March 16, author Wenonah Hauter says, “Today, the Senate did the right thing and did not advance a bill from Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) that can best be described as the Denying Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act (H.R.1599). The bill would have prevented states from requiring labeling of genetically engineered (GMO) foods and stopped pending state laws that require labeling to go into effect.” Many have noted that this bill fails to solve the problem it claims to fix. Instead it blocks state laws from going into effect by replacing them with voluntary measures and impractical alternatives to labeling such as special barcodes. The Monsanto-bought Republicans (and some Democrats) are attempting to confuse the issue and hide these laws in other bigger bills. With almost 90% of Americans supporting the labeling initiative, one has to ask who do these Senators actually work for? Clearly, they are not representing the interests of the constituents that elected them, but rather the small minority that lines their pockets or promises them lucrative future positions as corporate lobbyists. Scott Faber, Environmental Working Group (EWG) senior VP for government affairs, says, “Consumers have made their voices heard to their elected representatives in the Senate and they said clearly, ‘We want the right to know more about our food.’” Meanwhile, Organic Consumers Association reports that an alternative to the DARK act is being proposed that could still preempt state GMO labeling laws. They recommend consumers stay vigilant to ensure the DARK act remains defeated. Sources: Natural News, Environmental Working Group, Organic Consumers Association

*The name “April” “The Romans gave this month the Latin name Aprilis but the derivation of this name is uncertain. The traditional etymology is from the verb aperire, “to open”, in allusion to its being the season when trees and flowers begin to “open”, which is supported by comparison with the modern Greek use of άνοιξη (ánixi) (opening) for spring. *April Fools’ Day The custom of setting aside a day for the playing of harmless pranks upon one’s neighbor is recognized everywhere. Some precursors of April Fools’ Day include the Roman festival of Hilaria, the Holi festival of India, and the Medieval Feast of Fools. Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales (1392) contains the first recorded association between April 1st and foolishness. In Chaucer’s tale, the vain cock Chauntecleer is tricked by a fox. *Wikipedia

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he Hypnotherapy Academy in Albuquerque presents a special opportunity to attend a free two-hour class April 12 at the Hypnotherapy Academy in Albuquerque at 7pm. Academy Director Tim Simmerman Sierra will share three secrets to creating positive change by showing attendees how the subconscious mind works, as well as details about the next International Board of Hypnotherapy approved, state licensed 500-hour hypnotherapy certification course beginning June 6. Tim has been director and award-winning lead instructor at the Academy for 20 years. He is a former two-term president of the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners. Tim is on the board of Directors for the International Board of Hypnotherapy, and is author of the definitive textbook, Medical Hypnotherapy, Principles and Methods of Practice. According to Sierra, “Feeling stuck, blocked or stagnant originates with limiting thoughts held at the subconscious level. Learn how the techniques taught at the Academy are specially designed to liberate you from those thoughts and help you lead a more fulfilling life – enjoy more peace of mind and a joy-filled heart! Amazing breakthroughs can happen using hypnosis and our certification students are learning this firsthand. One recent course graduate, a 59-year-old Grand Junction resident with hypertension, lowered his blood pressure 20 points in a single hypnotherapy session.” To reserve your seat and for more information, call 505-767-8030. See ad page 9.

April Shamanic Workshops


J Brown of Wolfheals Shamanic Services offers two workshops in April: Intro to Shamanic Journeying April 21-22 and Walking in Light April 23-24. Shamanism is an ancient, cross-cultural methodology, rooted in working directly with the helping, compassionate spiritual realm, including nature and Earth wisdom. The Intro workshop teaches attendees basic skills in shamanic healing and divination to increase a sense of health, well-being, clarity and wholeness and more. “Walking in Light workshop,” says BJ, Shamanic practitioner, Body-Centered Psychotherapist and Reiki Master, “is a shamanic perspective on the rippling benefits of healing through your empowered intentions and radiant, spiritual light, enhancing your connection to self, Earth, your spirit helpers and your own essence.” Early registration discounts available for both workshops. Contact BJ for info/ RSVP at 303-808-4006. See listing page 31.

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hether we are dealing with a career change, a difficult relationship, or the calling to deepen our personal and spiritual growth, when parts of us are in conflict it causes us pain. Caught between the opposing voices in our head, we can be left feeling out of balance, disconnected, alone, and vulnerable,” says Coly Vulpiani of Parallel Realities Practice which embraces and integrates the entire personality and unique spirituality of each person. Coly’s Inner Conflict Resolution workshop starts April 16, 9:30am-4:30pm at 700 E. 9th Ave., Suite 9, Denver. The workshop brings clarity to the cause of inner conflicts, identifies the parts of you that are in conflict, brings peace to inner conflicts, and allows you to experience the Empowered Presence that functions as your Inner Mediator and brings resolution within. RSVP/Info Coly Vulpiani 303-476-8402 or

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ile High Natural Awakenings announces May advertising specials, honoring six years publishing in the Front Range. The specials end April 10, the due date for ad commitments to the May Women’s Wellness issue, one of the best-read issues of the year.

Tree Of Life Jerry LoFaro After ruling out his initial career choices of paleontologist, zoologist, baseball player and Good Humor ice cream man, Jerry LoFaro parlayed his lifetime interest in dinosaurs and other animals, fantasy, art history and literature into a successful career as an illustrator. His art—always striking and often humorous—has been featured on book covers for major publishers and in advertising and promotional campaigns for clients including Nike, Disney, National Geographic, The Discovery Channel and TIME magazine. Celestial Seasonings has commissioned LoFaro to create tea, coffee and seasonings package designs, even entrusting him to update the company’s famous icon, Sleepytime Bear. Among his many awards is the Gold Medal he was honored with from the Society of Illustrators in 2009. Recently, he was commissioned to create the official Earth Day 2013 Poster on the theme of big cat conservation. “Superficially, I’d describe my work as realism,” says LoFaro. “However, much of what I’ve done in content is conceptual, with surreal flourishes.” Prior to 2002, he worked primarily with acrylics; now, he uses Photoshop to create digital art. LoFaro also treasures the rural beauty of his New Hampshire surroundings and confides, “My life revolves around walking out to my studio in the woods, listening to great music and being creative.” View the artist’s portfolio and online store at


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Choose between one of these two: Size Special: book your display ad (business card size or larger) space by April 10 and receive a FREE size upgrade – a ½ page bumps up to a 2/3 page; Discount Special: Book your display ad (business card size or larger) by April 10 for 1-5 months and receive the 6 month price, or book for 6-11 months and receive the 12-month price. Additionally, May begins a new, ongoing section in the front of the daily calendar where organizations with special offers, discounts or promotions for readers can advertise for the calendar price. Thirty-five words detailing your special is $10, and can be highlighted for an additional $10, and expanded to 75 words for an additional $10. For information, contact Doug or Terry at 303-770-1981 or

Learn Field Botany in the Rockies


he Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism (CSCH) is taking applications for the Rocky Mountain Field Botany certificate course. The course is open to anyone – outdoor enthusiasts, plant lovers, herbalists, medicine-makers, and wild-crafters. Classes take place May 20–August 28 at various locations near Boulder culminating in a 3-day camping trip to the Rabbit Ears range. Participants will learn the botanical keying method of plant identification, plant family patterns, ethical and sustainable wild-crafting practices, harvesting methods, and basic medicine-making during 56 hours of hands-on field work, augmented by 12 hours of classroom teaching. Classes meet mainly out-of-doors in a wide variety of ecological areas on private lands and students should be prepared to get down and dirty from plains and foothills to subalpine meadows. For more information, contact Program Director Kat Mackinnon at, or 860-917-9044. See ad page 19.

New Classes at Taspen’s


aspen’s Holistic Wellness Center, 12424 Big Timber Dr., in Conifer is adding new classes to its lineup: The Service Circle is a healing space for practitioners of the holistic service field– therapy for therapists. It starts April 9th, meets twice per month (second Saturdays 9-10am/fourth Fridays 4:30-5:30pm) and is hosted by Stephanie Athena-Marie (info 303-483-3815). Intuitive Children’s Class is designed to create a safe, educational space to address your child’s empathic or psychic abilities. Children learn to nurture their gifts, take care of and express themselves, and to help others. Contact Stephanie, 303483-3815, to discuss whether an individual or group setting is best for your child. Dates and time TBD. Whole Brain Integration uses Vision Gym movements to coordinate the eyes, ears, hands and body. According to Leilani Raashida Henry, M.A., “We create new neural pathways to integrate the whole system for growth, change and learning. I see dramatic improvements in stress, concentration and focus, memory, academics, physical coordination, relationships, and attitude!” (Info, 303-816-0429). Contact Taspen’s Organics & Holistic Wellness Center 303-816-0429. See ad page 5.

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usie Kincade, Nature Connected Coach and founder of Women’s Empowerment Workshop, is offering several nature adventure experiences for women and girls throughout the year. “Being in Nature can accelerate personal growth, build a sense of personal power and confidence and connect us to ourselves and each other in miraculous ways,” offered Kincade. “Our workshops, coaching and retreats use this nature connection to bring clients expertly guided explorations that rejuvenate, revitalize and renew while building resiliency, awareness and connection.” Women’s Empowerment Workshops this year: June 13-18: Chrysalis Circle, Vail – Empowerment Adventure Camp for girls 6th – 12th grade June 24-26: Heart 2 Heart, Vail – A Mother-Daughter retreat to nurture and deepen this primary relationship in your life July 21-24: Awaken in Nature, Vail – 3 days, 2 coaches and the Colorado River guiding you to your wisdom Oct. 7-14: Fire and Water Baja Retreat. Sea kayak the Sea of Cortez; swim with sea lions, visit blue-footed boobies and myriad sea birds in what is known as the Galapagos of North America. This camping and sea adventure will take you to a place of deep wonder and awaken your profound connection to nature. Co-led by Women’s Wilderness.

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Free Movie and Discussion: “In Defense of Food”


athy Basel, holistic wellness coach, healer and owner of The Vitality Code, is proud to present 3 free showings of “In Defense of Food”, the PBS documentary based on Michael Pollan’s book by the same name. The movie will be screened at the following locations: • Monday, April 25, 6-9pm at Koelbel Library, 5955 S Holly St, Centennial • Tues, April 26, 6-9pm at Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 W 59th Ave, Arvada • Thurs, Apr 28, 6-9pm at First Unitarian Society of Denver, 1400 Lafayette St., Denver According to promoters, “...the movie takes viewers on a fascinating journey to answer the question: What should I eat to be healthy? The film shows how common sense and old-fashioned wisdom can help us rediscover the pleasures of eating and avoid the chronic diseases associated with the modern diet.” Pollan explains why the solution to our dietary woes is in fact remarkably simple: “Eat Food, Not Too Much, Mostly Plants.” Proceeds go to LiveWell Colorado, a non profit organization dedicated to promoting healthy eating. Presenting sponsors include Mile High Natural Awakenings and Journeys for Conscious Living. RSVP View movie trailer at Currently looking for panelists and sponsors beginning at just $10. Contact Kathy Basel at 720-379-4671 or

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ccording to Matthew Lutin, inventor and CEO of Cedar Health Science, Inc., more than 65% of the public experiences ear and/or sinus issues. “And with the weather changing, that number is quickly climbing,” shares the inventor of Pressureze, the first all-natural, preservative-free, NonGMO Project Verified nasal spray. Years ago, while working as a flight attendant, Lutin faced termination due to chronic ear and sinus trouble. “If your ears become blocked during landing, you could burst an eardrum, or worse,” he says. “So I became proactive in finding a solution.” Little did he know that an early meeting with a NASA doctor would inspire him to create his unique nasal spray developed to quickly clear ear and sinus canals. “What inspires me the most are the emails and online testimonials from so many people that I am proud to have helped. I love doing what I do!” he shares. Just in time for sinus allergy season, many local health food stores now carry Pressureze Nasal Mist and Pressureze for Kids. “And because Pressureze only contains a special blend and formulation consisting of certified natural salts and purified water, it is very safe for pregnant women and nursing moms,” adds Lutin. Pressureze Nasal Mist is available locally at Whole Foods Markets and selected Sprouts locations. For more information, call 760-492-5992 or visit

Vitality Circles


olistic Health Coach Kathy Basel is launching a new concept called Vitality Circles to bring fun-loving people together in community and connection with a common goal to create vibrant health as a sustainable lifestyle. A free introduction is Monday, April 11 from 6-8pm. The circles are 10 – 12 people who meet twice a month to learn a new paradigm for Wellness, nourishing our lives fully in mind, body and spirit. One meeting is a “playshop” to learn new concepts and skills and the other is an active social such as yoga, biking or inline skating that put into action the energizing aspects of community, connecting with others, moving, sensing and playing. Members naturally bond to create a sacred circle of accountability and support for each other’s goals, and have the option to add private coaching sessions for personalized attention on their health. For more information or to register for the free introductory workshop, contact Kathy at or 720-379-4671

Be Part of a Mindful Life Community


aura Bartels, Executive Director of Mindful Life Program, announces the Mindful Life online Community. “Gain tools, resources and a supportive community to help you fully engage in daily life with attention and intention, developing the skills to rise to the challenges and stresses of everyday life and transform them into opportunities for personal growth. The community is based on principles of living mindfully – developing attention, personal values, wisdom, and an open and healthy heart – to help you cultivate the wellness, inner peace, and resiliency that reflect genuine happiness,” she says. According to Laura, the Community was inspired to provide these resources and tools to those who normally would not have access to them while providing support for alumni of the Mindful Life Program in order to make our world a better place. The Community is developing specific resources for targeted communities such as teachers, therapists, and the recovery community. “We’ve come to realize that, together, we can become a movement of compassion and mindfulness that counteracts hatred and division. Imagine millions of people absorbing their daily support email and engaging in mindful, meaningful activities that improve their lives and the lives of those around them. We encourage you to join us in this vision. Together, we are the difference we want to see the world,” says Bartels. Contact Laura Bartels at 970-633-0163 or See listing page 30.

Real, Lasting Change


or those looking for real, lasting change and transformation, Randy Ferguson of the Love, Courage and Achievement Project (LCA) offers two upcoming LCA weekends and 7-wk course starting April 15 or June 24. “Imagine you have someone you really care about who is ready to break through to the next level but they don’t know how. How would you help them? What are the ingredients? The LCA Project explains just what it takes to transform; with guidance, tools, support, answers and a pathway they’ve never had before to create sustainable change,” says Randy. Topics include: Regaining Your Personal Power; Moving Through Upsets…. Fast; Mastering Relationships from the Inside Out; Healing Relationships with Your Self and Your Body; Generating Prosperity and Trust; Discovering Your Life Purpose; and Claiming Your Spiritual Destiny – a Life of Joy and Celebration. The LCA Project is a personal development program offered in the Denver area that effectively helps people close the gap between where they are in their lives, and where they are meant to be. Randy has over 30 years’ experience in presenting personal development seminars. Terry Chriswell, publisher of Natural Awakenings, says, “I can’t recommend the LCA enough. Randy has helped me transform my relationship with myself and others; a complete life-changer unlike anything I have ever done. At least try the free 1-on-1 and see for yourself-you have nothing to lose but your problems.” For more information and your one-on-one, no-cost 90-min breakthrough session, call Randy at 303-989-2605 or and tell him you saw it in Natural Awakenings!


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Read Tarot the New Way


xplore the tarot using a unique reading mat designed by instructor Rochelle Fisher of Yoga of the Mind in her two classes “Taste of Tarot” April 6 from 6:30-8pm and “In-Depth 4-wk Tarot” April 16th from 10am-Noon. Rochelle says, “No more memorizing tarot card meanings. If you have always wanted to learn to read Tarot cards for your own insightful information or to help others, the cards consistently provide the insights that can help you trust your own intuition.” The intro class will teach tarot basics such as the significance of the major and minor arcane, how to ask questions for best results, and to practice readings. The in-depth class is for beginners through intermediate, learning how to use Rochelle’s tarot mat, the meaning of the suites and court cards and more. RSVP/info Rochelle at See calendar for more info.

Ortho-Bionomy Foundation Class


he Rocky Mountain Ortho-Bionomy (OB) Center is teaching a foundation class April 23-24, at the Spring Hill Suites in Westminster. The class opens up your structural and neurological understanding of this powerful bodywork and will focus on spine, shoulders, pelvis, lumbars, thorax and cervical. According to Sheri Covey, Advanced Instructor, the work has a profound ability to shift the effects of neurological and physical trauma in the Enteric nervous system. The work is principle-based, supporting the body into deeper self-recognition which becomes the catalyst for understanding and correction. Sessions often can often keep improving the body’s understanding for weeks. “If you’re already a body worker or massage therapist, OB courses are an invaluable addition to your training and skills. If you’re a layperson drawn to the healing arts, it is a powerful entry portal to help yourself and others live more mobile, pain free lives,” says Covey. For early registration, discounts and information, contact Sheri Covey at 970209-9400 or See ad page 5.


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A Course in Miracles


elanie Smithson of Smithson Clinic is offering drop-in groups for students of A Course in Miracles (ACIM) and those willing to go within to find a kinder, gentler, more loving world. “Move from the confusion, judgement and frustration of life to the experience of love and forgiveness taught in the Course. Sedona Method ReleasingTM, a simple and powerful technique that shows you how to uncover the natural ability to let go of any painful or unwanted feeling in the moment, will be used to achieve the ultimate goal of the course - removing the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence,” says Melanie. “I started using the Sedona Method in 2006 and found it to be a most efficient bridge into living the lessons of the Course. ACIM is a spiritual path (not a religion) and teaches that love is all that you are and that miracles naturally occur when aligned with love.” Groups are held at Smithson Clinic, 275 Garrison St, Lakewood from 10:30am12 noon on the third or fourth Saturday of the month. Upcoming groups are April 16 and May 28. Melanie Smithson, MA, ADTR, LPC is a licensed professional counselor and Certified Sedona Method® Coach. Pre-registration required at Meetup “Letting go into A Course in Miracles.” Love offering. For more information 303-762-8994 or email

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Tai Chi Eases Effects of Chronic Disease


review of research from the University of British Columbia tested the effects of tai chi exercise upon people with four chronic diseases: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure, osteoarthritis and cancer. Dr. Yi-Wen Chen and his team analyzed 33 studies of more than 1,500 people that participated in tai chi. The research also tested the effects of the practice on general health, including walking speed, muscle strength, speed in standing up from a sitting position, quality of life, symptoms of depression and knee strength. The heart disease patients among the subjects showed a reduction in depression symptoms, and all shared a reduction of muscle stiffness and pain, increased speeds in both walking and standing from a sitting position and improved well-being. “Given the fact that many middle-aged and older persons have more than one chronic condition, it’s important to examine the benefits of treatment/exercise interventions across several co-existing conditions,” says Chen.

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What is Rolfing™?


olfing Structural Integration is a form of hands-on tissue manipulation that is named after its original developer, Dr. Ida Rolf. Unlike massage or physical therapy, it treats the body as a whole. For example, if a runner comes in with knee pain, I touch-in on that knee in the session, but am more curious about what’s happening in the feet, ankles, hips, and gait pattern. As a Rolfer, I’m not chasing symptoms, but am curious about overall patterns of holding and relationships in the body. Rolfing doesn’t need to be painful in order to be effective. Too much pressure too fast causes the client to tense up and retells the nervous system to keep that particular area tight or rigid. A broad spectrum of touch, from superficial to deep, to work to the layer of availability of the tissue is preferable. Rolfing decompresses the body and unwinds twisting from injuries, accidents and habitual postural patterns, so you recapture your natural elongated form. Generally, Rolfing works in a series of 10 sessions to organize the body back into optimal alignment. It does this by working with the fascia (the connective tissue in our body) which forms a 3-D web of fibrous, gluey, wet proteins that holds everything together. The purpose of Rolfing is to help you feel and move more comfortably in your body. In 1998, the UCLA Department of Kinesiology found that Rolfing resulted in smoother, larger, less constrained movements, as well as better posture. This mirrors anecdotal client experiences of effortless posture, easier breathing, and increased flexibility and coordination. While Rolfing greatly benefits those recovering from injuries, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, carpal tunnel syndrome, hip pain, knee pain, low back pain, and shoulder pain, it is also for those that desire to age more gracefully. For more information, contact Emily Wishall Certified Rolfer at Wishall Wellness, 620-719-0742 or See listing page 20.

Mercury Use Linked to Dentists’ Tremors


study of thousands of dentists found that the absorption of mercury is associated with an increased risk of tremors. Published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, the study followed 13,906 dentists for a 24-year period. The research tested the dentists’ urinary mercury levels to estimate their individual exposure. The incidence of tremors—the involuntary shaking of hands, arms and other parts of the body—among the dentists was then compared with their exposure to mercury. Higher exposures to mercury increased the risk of tremors among the entire population of dentists studied by 10 percent; the increased risk among the young dentists was 13 percent.

Fracking Fluids Found Toxic to Health


n analyzing 1,021 chemicals contained in fluids and wastewater used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for oil or natural gas, a Yale University study found that at least 157 of the chemicals—including arsenic, benzene, formaldehyde and mercury—are associated with either developmental toxicity, reproductive toxicity or both. Of the total identified chemicals, 925 were used in the hydraulic fracturing process, 132 in fracking wastewater and 36 were present in both. The scientists utilized the REPROTOX database in the Chemical Abstract Service registry and then reviewed the available research, including human and animal studies. Toxicity data wasn’t available for 781 of the chemicals used in fracking. Among the other 240 chemicals, 103 were reproductive toxins. An additional 95 were developmental toxins. Another 41 have been found to be both reproductive and developmental toxins. The researchers further suggested that at least 67 of the chemicals be prioritized in drinking water testing. Senior author and Professor of Public Health Nicole Deziel, Ph.D., adds, “This evaluation is a first step to prioritize the vast array of potential environmental contaminants from hydraulic fracturing for future exposure and health studies. Quantification of the potential exposure to these chemicals, such as by monitoring drinking water in people’s homes, is vital for understanding the [associated] public health impact.”

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globalbriefs News and resources to inspire concerned citizens to work together in building a healthier, stronger society that benefits all.

Ground Control Down-to-Earth Climate Change Strategy The Center for Food Safety’s Cool Foods Campaign report Soil & Carbon: Soil Solutions to Climate Problems maintains that it’s possible to take atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) that fuels climate change and put it back into the soil, where much of it was once a solid mineral. There’s too much carbon in the atmosphere and the oceans, but not enough stable carbon in the ground supporting healthy soils. Cultivated soils globally have lost 50 to 70 percent of their original carbon content through paving, converting grasslands to cropland and agricultural practices that rob soil of organic matter and its ability to store carbon, making it more susceptible to flooding and erosion. Healthy soils—fed through organic agriculture practices like polycultures, cover crops and compost—give soil microbes the ability to store more CO2 and withstand drought and floods better, because revitalized soil structure allows it to act like a sponge. The report concludes, “Rebuilding soil carbon is a zero-risk, low-cost proposition. It has universal application and we already know how to do it.” Download the report at

GMO-Free Germany Five Dozen Countries Now Ban or Label GMO Crops New rules implemented by the European Union now allow individual member states to block farmers from using genetically modified organisms (GMO), even if the variety has been approved on an EUwide basis. Scotland was the first to opt out and Germany is next, according to German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt. Controversy concerning the safety and/or necessity of GMOs persists, but countries like these have decided not to idly sit by while the effects posed by longterm consumption of GMO foods are revealed. This move makes Germany one of between 64 and 74 countries that have instituted some type of ban or mandatory labeling requirements. Source:

Bee Kind The Good Fight for Honeybees A U.S. federal appeals court has blocked the use of the pesticide sulfoxaflor over concerns about its effect on honeybees, which have been disappearing throughout the country in recent years. “Initial studies showed sulfoxaflor was highly toxic to honeybees, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was required to get further tests,” says Circuit Judge Mary Schroeder. “Given the precariousness of bee populations, leaving the EPA’s registration of sulfoxaflor in place risks more potential environmental harm than vacating it.” The product, sold in the U.S. as Transform or Closer, must be pulled from store shelves by October 18. Paul Towers, a spokesperson for the nonprofit advocacy group Pesticide Action Network, comments, “This is [an example of] the classic pesticide industry shell game. As more science underscores the harms of a pesticide, they shift to newer, less-studied products, and it takes regulators years to catch up.” On another front, an insect form of Alzheimer’s disease caused by aluminum contamination from pesticides is another suspected contributing cause of the well-documented widespread bee colony collapse, according to a study published in the journal PLOS ONE. Honeybees studied had levels of aluminum in their bodies equivalent to those that could cause brain damage in humans.


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Free Park-ing National Parks Announce Fee-Free Days The National Park Service turns 100 years young in 2016 and is offering free admission on special days. Next up are April 16 to 24, National Park Week; August 25 to 28, its birthday celebration; September 24, National Public Lands Day; and November 11, Veterans Day. They invite everyone to come out and play.

localinsights Mouth Guards for Dental Health Compiled by Studio Z Dental and Natural Awakenings


outh guards are coverings worn over teeth, usually used to protect teeth from injuries during episodes of teeth grinding (or bruxism), or during athletic activities. Mouth guards can also be helpful to prevent snoring and assist in sleep. You can buy mouth guards over the counter, however, your best bet is to consult with your dentist, since your teeth and health are more important than a generic piece of pliable plastic that may or may not fit, and could cause more problems than they are worth.

TEETH GRINDING According to the National Institute of Health’s [2013 Spring;27(2):99-110], 8%-31% of Americans grind their teeth at night. You may wake up with a sore jaw or a slight headache occasionally, which is no big deal until one day in your 50’s or 60’s you notice your teeth look shorter – a lot shorter. What happened? Chronic teeth grinding is called Bruxism. Usually it occurs during sleep, wearing down the teeth and creating stress fractures that can lead to crowns and root canals. You might not even be aware you are grinding your teeth, since of course you are asleep! If you are exhibiting the symptoms above, talk to your dentist. S/ he can determine if bruxism is a problem for you. If so, a simple fix is to wear a properly fitted night guard to protect your teeth during sleep. Some people may have problems using a night guards due to trauma that is healing. Talk with your healthcare provider about the root cause of your teeth grinding, which may come and go with life’s stress. Herbal teas with lavender, chamomile and valerian help sleep and reduce tension.

SLEEP APNEA/SNORING Generally, a sleep study is required to see if this type of mouth guard would be beneficial to you. One mouth guard that can be recommended for the sleep apnea sufferer is the mandibular advancement device. This is one of the most widely used dental appliances for the treatment of sleep apnea. It resembles a sports mouth guard in appearance and is useful in forcing the lower jaw down and forward slightly. This offers tremendous help in keeping the airway open, thereby preventing problems in breathing.

ATHLETES Athletic mouth guards are commonly used in sports to help protect from teeth and mouth injury. What you may not know, however, is that the fit of the mouth guard you or a child use can be the difference in saving you teeth and money. As noted in a 2014 article published in, the Academy of General Dentistry* reported that athletes who use the over-the-counter type of mouth guards are twice as likely to suffer a concussion than those who wear a custom fitted athletic mouth guard, and for you football parents, it has also been shown that football athletes suffer from the highest number of concussions. Custom made athletic mouth guards are the ideal way to protect your teeth when playing sports because they are made for specific determining factors: • Age - very important for erupting and growing teeth in ages 6-12; • Sport type - material thickness needs to be considered depending on competition level; • Dental history - determining if there are particular teeth that are more sensitive to injury than others, including orthodontic treatment. Work with your dentist to find the solution that will save both your teeth and your dental care dollars! *


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business practice, including the 3,000 certified members of Green America’s Green Business Network.” This month, Natural Awakenings profiles the experiences of representative individuals from around the country that are helping to both make the world more sustainable and their own lives richer and more meaningful. From growing and cooking family food and line-drying laundry to powering their business with renewable energy, their approaches are as varied as the places they call home.

First Steps

EVERYDAY SUSTAINABILITY Practical Ways We Can Help Out the Planet by Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko


or many Americans, living more sustainably has become a natural part of their daily routine as they consistently recycle, eat healthy and use energy more efficiently. It’s just what they normally do every day. Every one of them had to start somewhere, growing their efforts over time to the point that nearly every activity yields better results for themselves, their family, their community and the planet. It might begin with the way we eat and eventually expand to encompass the way we work.


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New American Way “The sustainability movement is large and growing in the U.S.,” says Todd Larsen, with Green America, a grassroots nonprofit organization harnessing economic forces to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. “Half a million people turned out in New York City to march for action on climate change. People also are working in their local communities to oppose fracking and pollution, and to support green building and clean energy. Many businesses now include sustainability as a core

“Many people start with something small at home, particularly if they’re concerned about the impacts on their family’s health,” says Larsen. “More Americans are approaching sustainability first through food. It’s relatively easy to change spending habits to incorporate more organic, fair trade and non-GMO [genetically modified] foods, and with the growth of farmers’ markets nationwide, people are able to buy local more easily.” A focus on food quality is how Wendy Brown and her husband and five children launched their eco-journey just outside of Portland, Maine. “We started thinking about where our food came from, how it was grown and raised and what we could do to ensure that it was better,” says Brown. “What we don’t grow or forage ourselves, we try to purchase from local farmers.” Living more simply during the past decade has helped the family cut debt and become more financially stable. “Our entry point to sustainable living was to grow tomatoes on the steps of an apartment that Kelly and I once called home years ago,” echoes Erik Knutzen, who, with his wife Kelly Coyne, have transformed their 960-square-foot Los Angeles bungalow into an oasis where they grow food, keep chickens and bees, brew, bake and house their bikes. Gabriele Marewski’s journey also started with what she ate. “I became a vegetarian at 14, after reading Diet for a Small Planet, by Frances Moore Lappé,” says Marewski, who in 1999

turned an avocado orchard in Homestead, Florida, into Paradise Farms. “Forty-seven years later, I’m still a strict vegetarian. I believe it’s the single most important statement we can make about saving the planet.” Marewski’s five-acre farm showcases certified organic micro greens, edible flowers, oyster mushrooms and a variety of tropical fruits marketed to Miami-area chefs. Her farm also offers Dinner in Paradise farmto-table experiences to raise funds for local nonprofits providing food for underprivileged city residents, and bed-and-breakfast lodging. Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology offers a free online course, Sustainability in Everyday Life, based on five themes: energy, climate change, food, chemicals and globalization. “People can make a difference by making responsible choices in their everyday life,” says Anna Nyström Claesson, one of the three original teachers.

Consume Less “Every step toward sustainability is important and in the right direction,” explains Gina Miresse, with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA), which will again host the world’s largest energy fair in June in Custer, Wisconsin. “It’s easy to start at home by adopting one new practice and sticking with it until it becomes a habit; then add a second practice and so on. This keeps people from getting overwhelmed.” We might, for example, switch to non-toxic home cleaning products when current products are used up. “There’s no need to throw everything in the trash and replace it all immediately— that would partially defeat the purpose of sustainability,” says Miresse. Green America, which suggests green alternatives to many prod-

ucts in online publications at, recommends a congruent strategy. “We see people first change the way they purchase their food, move to reduce their purchases overall and green those they make, and then make their home more energyefficient,” remarks Larsen. “Next, they consider walking and biking more.” Pamela Dixon explains, “On a day-to-day basis, it’s really about the products we use, like transferring to eco-friendly cleaners and yard maintenance, recycling electronic devices, paying bills electronically and receiving statements via email.” She and her husband, David Anderson, own Dave’s BrewFarm, in rural Wilson, Wisconsin, where they grow herbs, hops, raspberries and apples on 35 acres. “A 20-kilowatt wind generator supplies our electricity, and we use geothermal for heating and cooling,” adds Dixon. Due to career opportunities involving teaching principles of sustainability, the Wisconsin couple is in the process of selling the BrewFarm to move to La Crosse. “At our new home, we’re replacing the windows and appliances with more energy-efficient ones. We also chose our neighborhood so we can walk or bike to local grocery co-ops. We prefer to repair things when they break rather than buying something new, recycle everything the city will accept, compost food scraps and buy clothes at secondhand stores.” When the MREA Energy Fair began 27 years ago, the majority of attendees were interested in learning about first steps, such as recycling, relates Miresse. Today, sustainability basics ranging from fuel savings to water conservation are familiar, and they’re focused on revitalizing local economies. “Folks are now considering more ambitious practices such as sourcing food directly from local farmers, producing their own solar energy and incorporating energy storage,


Earth Day Locally and Globally


epresentatives from nearly every country on Earth gathered in Paris for the 2015 United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the Paris Agreement a triumph for people, the planet and multilateralism. The signing ceremony is set for Earth Day, April 22, at UN headquarters, in New York City. For the first time, every country has pledged to curb their emissions, strengthen resilience to related impacts and act internationally and domestically to address climate change. Other key elements aimed at achieving a state of climate neutrality—having a zero carbon footprint—before the century’s end include transparency, accountability and a plan for developed countries to support climate action in developing countries. This year also kicks off a fouryear countdown to the environmental campaign’s 50th anniversary on Earth Day 2020. “By that mark, we hope to have planted 7.8 billion trees—approximately one tree for every person on the planet. Trees are vitally important because they soak up carbon and clean the air,” says Earth Day Network (EDN) spokesperson Timothy McHugh. In addition to countering climate change and pollution, EDN’s global tree planting seeks to support communities and local economies, protect biodiversity and inspire environmental stewardship. From global leaders convening at the UN to people participating in community events close to home, billions of the world’s citizens will celebrate our precious home planet this year. To join the worldwide observance, find an event online at

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driving an electric vehicle or switching to more socially responsible investing.” The fair’s 250 workshops provide tools to help in taking their next steps on the journey to sustainability. Knutzen and Coyne’s passion has evolved from growing food into a larger DIY mode. “Cooking from scratch is something I prefer to do,” comments Knutzen. “I even grind my own flour.” Library books provide his primary source of inspiration. The Brown family likely echoes the thoughts of many American families. “We have many dreams, but the stark reality is that we live in a world that requires money,” says Wendy Brown. An electric car or solar electric system, for example, is a large investment. “The biggest barriers were mental blocks because we ‘gave up’ previ-

ous lifestyle norms,” she says. “Most people we know have a clothes dryer and can’t imagine living without one. Line-drying is just part of the bigger issue of time management for us, because living sustainably and doing things by hand takes longer.”

Each Day Counts “The biggest and most positive impact I have comes from my general non-waste philosophy,” advises Brown. “I try to reuse something rather than throwing it away. I’ve made underwear out of old camisoles and pajama pants from old flannel sheets. I reuse elastic from worn-out clothing. My travel beverage cup is a sauce jar with a reusable canning lid drilled with a hole for a reusable straw. Such examples show how we live every day.”

Marewski’s love of travel doesn’t interfere with her sustainability quest. “When I travel, I like to walk or bicycle across countries,” she says. “It gives me a closer connection to the land and spontaneous contact with interesting people. I’m building a tiny home on wheels that’ll be completely self-sufficient, with solar, composting toilet and water catchment to reduce my footprint even further.” “Last August, I started a tenure-track position in the school of business at Viterbo University,” says Dixon, who emphasizes how students can pursue sustainability in business and life. “I teach systems thinking, complex systems change and globally responsible leadership, all of which have a sustainability component.” She’s also faculty advisor to Enactus, a student organization focused on social entrepreneurship and making a positive impact on the community. “The best part of how we live is when my daughters make everyday eco-minded choices without even realizing it,” observes Brown. “I can see how remarkable it is, because I have the perspective of having lived differently. But for them, it’s just the way things are done. I think in that way, I’ve succeeded.” Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko’s ecojourney is captured in their books, ECOpreneuring, Farmstead Chef, Homemade for Sale, Rural Renaissance and Soil Sisters. Every day, they eat from their organic gardens surrounding their farm powered by the wind and sun.


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bookreviews “Blue: The Monkey Who Was Allergic to Bananas” By Katia Dabdoub Hechema, Illustrated by Oswald Iten n adorable picture book to help ages 2-8 understand food allergies as told from the perspective of a monkey who is allergic to bananas. “Fun, one-on-one opportunity for discussion and education.”


“Succulent Wild Love: Six Powerful Habits for Feeling More Love More Often” By SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) and Dr John Waddell s I finished this excellent book and sat down to write this review, I found out Dr John passed away on March 5. I can’t feel anything but compassion and sadness for SARK, as she and John navigated some incredible waters – both as individuals and as a couple – to master the kind of love they both needed and wanted in a relationship, and had the courage to write it all down so we could experience it intimately with them. This book is for anyone looking for a better love relationship with self and others. I’ve loved SARK since reading “Succulent Wild Woman” in the ‘90’s because her books are fun to look at and read with her creative meanderings, personal truths and lots of wisdom; there really is nothing like a book by SARK.


“Seven Cups of Consciousness: Change Your Life by Connecting to the Higher Realms” By Aleya Dao f you are looking for a deeper dive into working with the spiritual realm, your spiritual support team, and your Higher Self, this is an interesting read. Dao offers exercises and audio meditations for reaching beyond our limited physical experience and energetically opening to the guidance and support of multidimensional resources. “The key lies in your ability to focus on your inner world, using your imagination and intent as a way to connect to other dimensions,” writes Aleya. “You will learn that your real power comes from within and from beyond. When you explore your inner realms, along with higher dimensions, your life will start to change in amazing ways.”

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Edible Heirlooms Old-Fashioned Fruits and Veggies Return to the Table by Avery Mack


f the 7,500 varieties of apples in the world, 2,500 are grown in the U.S., but only 100 commercially. As of the 1990s, 70 percent were Red Delicious; more recently they’re being replaced with Gala, Granny Smith and Fuji types from taller, thinner trees that can be planted more compactly for easier harvesting, yet are more sensitive to disease and require trellis supports. Mass-produced fruits and vegetables have been modified over the years to make them look appealing and ship well, while sacrificing taste. Consumers in search of health-enhancing nutrients and robust flavor can find them by instead connecting with the past through food and flowers. “Heirloom seeds have remained intact and unexposed to commercial pesticides,” says Jere Gettle, owner of Baker Creek Seed Company, in Mansfield, Missouri. “They’re reliable—plants grown now will be the same next year; not so with hybrids.” This cleaner, tastier alternative to the status quo is typically


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packed with more good vitamins than good looks. Heirloom produce often also delivers a unique regional flavor, such as Vidalia onions or Hatch chile peppers.

Exemplary Fruits Fine restaurants like to feature Yellow Wonder wild strawberries because they taste like cream. The fragrant Baron von Solemacher strawberry, an antique German Alpine variety, is small and sweet, red and full of flavor; it’s been around since the Stone Age. For pies and preserves, pair them with Victorian rhubarb, which dates back to 1856. Eat only the rhubarb stalks; the leaves contain poisonous oxalic acid. Aunt Molly’s ground cherry (husk tomato) hails from Poland. “It’s sweet, with a hint of tart, like pineapple-apricot,” says Gettle. “The Amish and Germans use them in pies. Their high pectin content makes them good for preserves. Heirlooms send people in search of old recipes and they end up creating their own variations. It’s food as history.”

Valuable Vegetables Trending this year are purple veggies like the brilliantly colored Pusa Jamuni radish. Pair it with bright pink Pusa Gulabi radishes, high in carotenoids and anthocyanins, atop a stunning salad with Amsterdam prickly-seeded spinach’s arrow-shaped leaves, a variety once grown by Thomas Jefferson. Add a fennellike flavor with Pink Plume celery. Brighten salsas using the Buena Mulata hot pepper, a deep violet that ripens to a sweet red. Serve with pink pleated Mushroom Basket tomatoes or Lucid Gems, with their black/orange peel and striking yellow/orange flesh. Purple tomatillos are sweeter than green varieties and can be eaten right off the plant. “Purple sweet potatoes are found in Hawaii, but aren’t common on the mainland,” explains Gettle. “Molokai Purple sweet potatoes keep their deep purple color even when cooked, and are much higher in antioxidants than the orange variety.” To be novel, serve the Albino beet. Baker Creek’s customers use it raw in salads, roasted or fried and don’t let the greens go to waste. Monique Prince, a clinical social worker in Chester, New Hampshire, grows heirloom organic radishes, greens, herbs, tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers and pumpkins in eight raised beds. She received Ganisisikuk pole beans (seventh-generation seeds) and Abnaki cranberry runner beans from a Native American client. Rather than eat the bounty, she’s accumulating the seeds to save the varieties.

Herbs Thai basil loves summer heat. Make batches of pesto, then freeze it in ice cube trays for later. Christina Major, a nutritionist in Trevorton, Pennsylvania, grows heirloom herbs that include borage, with its edible flowers, and marshmallow, which is a decongestant when added to tea. Her 300-square-foot garden supplies summer veggies such as scarlet runner beans, more than 50 kinds of perennial herbs for year-round use and heirloom raspberries, gooseberries and blackberries “that are eaten as fast as they’re picked,” she says. Heirloom enthusiasts like to exchange seeds to try new varieties. “From December to March, traders swap seeds

and plot their gardens,” says Major. “I got 20 kinds of tomatoes by connecting with other traders on Facebook.”

Flowers Of 400,000 flowering plants in the world, 20 percent are in danger of extinction. “Instead of marigolds and petunias, consider old-fashioned annuals. Trying new things is fun,” says Gettle. Four O’clocks, familiar to many Midwesterners, come in several colors and are easily cultivated from their abundant seeds. The succulent Ice plant, with its white-pink flowers, looks like it was dipped in sugar; its edible leaves taste like spinach. Black Swan’s burgundy poppies have a frill-like edge, while Mother of Pearl poppies offer subtle watercolors. “Save seeds, share with neighbors and pass them on to the kids,” advises Gettle. “They’re evidence of our culture.” Connect with the freelance writer via

Homegrown Heirloom Cookery Vegan Tuscan Kale Soup

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Yields: 4 servings

Yields: Five cups (five 8-oz jars) 1½ lb sweet green peppers, seeded and chopped 8 oz Violet Buena Mulata hot peppers, seeded and chopped 1 cup organic sugar 1½ Tbsp pickling salt 2 Tbsp powdered fair trade unsweetened chocolate 1½ cup vinegar (preferred variety) 2 tsp ground coriander 1 Tbsp ground hot chile pepper (optional)


/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil ½ cup finely chopped celery ½ cup finely chopped onion ½ cup finely chopped carrot ¼ cup finely chopped fresh purple basil leaf 1 lb ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded and finely chopped 1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaf 1 lb waxy boiling potatoes, peeled and cut into ½-inch pieces 1 lb lacinato kale, washed and cut into ¼-inch-wide strips ½ cup dry cannellini beans, cooked until tender 2 qt vegetable stock Sea salt to taste

Safe Seed Sources In switching to heirloom varieties, first replace species known to have been subjected to higher concentrations of pesticides. The Environmental Working Group’s no-go list includes apples, peaches, nectarines, strawberries, grapes, celery, spinach, sweet bell peppers, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, imported snap peas, potatoes, hot peppers, kale and collard greens. Here are sources of alternative garden heirloom species. Directory of heirloom nurseries by state Baker Creek Seed Company, Mansfield, Missouri Video at Seed Savers Exchange, Decorah, Iowa, nonprofit Hosts largest U.S. seed swap

Place the green pepper, Buena Mulata, sugar, salt, chocolate, vinegar and coriander in a heavy preserving pan. Heat olive oil in a heavy soup pot over medium-high heat and sauté the celery, onion, carrot and basil until they’re almost soft, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add tomatoes and continue cooking until their liquid has almost cooked out, about 20 minutes more. Add in the thyme and boiling potatoes, sautéing them for another 5 minutes. Add kale and reduce heat to low, cooking until wilted, about 10 minutes.

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Add the stock and cooked beans, return heat to high and bring to a boil.

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Serve with toasted slices of bread.

Reduce heat to low and simmer for at least an hour. Source: Adapted from Mediterranean Vegetables by Clifford Wright.

Cover and boil gently for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 2 to 3 hours or until the peppers are completely soft. Purée to a smooth creamy consistency using a blender. Reheat in a clean preserving pan and bring to a boil. Cook for 3 minutes, and then adjust the heat factor with additional pepper to taste. Pour into sterilized jars and seal. Source: Adapted from a recipe courtesy of William Woys Weaver. Natural Awakenings recommends using organic and non-GMO (genetically modified) ingredients whenever possible.

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4 No dishpan hands. A full load of dishes in a water-efficient dishwasher uses four gallons of water versus 24 gallons for handwashing them, according to Seametrics, which manufactures flow meters.


4 Test the toilet. If a few drops of food coloring added to the toilet tank colors water in the bowl, replace the flap. It’s an easy and inexpensive DIY task. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that one in 10 homes leaks a cumulative 90 gallons a day. 4 Fix the faucet. One drip per second equals 3,000 gallons a year wasted, Seametrics calculates.

IT’S EASY TO BE GREEN At Home and On the Road by Avery Mack


iving green means living well, using what you create with minimal waste,” says Mike Bond, an ecologist and bestselling activist author in Winthrop, Maine. Here, he and other savvy sources share tips to go ever greener in ways that are painless and affordable.

Start Small 4 Choose the best bulb for the job. Light bulbs can confuse even informed shoppers. Incandescent bulbs last more than 750 hours, but aren’t energy-efficient. Fluorescent bulbs use 75 percent less energy than incandescent and last 10 to 15 times longer. A 20-watt compact fluorescent light (CFL) uses 550 fewer kilowatt-hours than a 75-watt incandescent bulb. For additional information, check EnergyInfoLightBulbs. For a free


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app showing the best buy, visit 4 Use appliance thermometers. Widely available, this useful tool will confirm a correct operating temperature of 37 to 40 degrees in the refrigerator and zero degrees in the freezer. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a warmer fridge allows bacteria to grow, while 10 degrees cooler than the ideal range increases energy use 25 percent. Chiller units work harder if the room temperature exceeds 70 degrees, so keep appliances out of direct sunlight and away from the stove. 4 Find the right seeds and plants. Then get quick advice on how many to buy and how and when to plant using the stepby-step app. It encompasses more than 3,000 organic, GMO-free, edible varieties.

4 Reset the hot water heater to 120 degrees. This safe and efficient setting also reduces corrosion and mineral buildup. 4 Discover soap nuts and wool dryer balls. Dried soapberry fruit shells contain saponin, which works like most detergents and soaps. Toss five or six whole shells (one-half ounce) in a wash bag with the laundry. They’re good for five to eight reuses. All-natural sheep’s wool dryer balls shorten drying time, soften and fluff fabric, reduce static and help keep pet hair off of clothes. 4 Change the car’s air filter. Maintain a clean filter according to manufacturer’s guidelines and visual inspection, about every 30,000 to 45,000 miles. 4 Use an oil-change service. In Connecticut alone, do-it-yourselfers change 9.5 million gallons of motor oil a year, and 85 percent of it ends up in sewers, soil and trash as a major groundwater pollutant. Earth Talk reports that one quart can create a two-acre oil slick; a gallon can contaminate a million gallons of fresh water. While the more costly chemicals in synthetic oil create the same amount of pollution as traditional oil, it doesn’t need to be changed as often. 4 Carpool. The Green Living Ideas media network condones Uber, Lyft and Sidecar apps for making ridesharing ultra-accessible.

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ow in its 5th year, Evolve Expo – a consumer show filled with new ideas and simple solutions for balanced, healthy, happy and sustainable lifestyles – will feature leading exhibitors and sponsors from the natural, organic and sustainable product industry. This public event offers resources and information through exhibits, demonstrations and activities covering six areas: Food and Nutrition, Gardening, Health and Wellness,


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Energy Technology and Sustainability, Positive Living, Business and Wealth. Evolve speakers kick off with Dr. James Rouse, award-winning author of 11 books including Colorado Fit Kitchen and Think, Eat, Move, Thrive: The Practice for an Awesome Life. Speakers include Dr. Steven Farmer, spiritual teacher and world-renowned author of Healing Ancestral Karma, Earth Magic, and Children’s Spirit Animal Stories; and Dr. Nita Desai, board-certified M.D. in Holistic Medicine and certified Ayurvedic practitioner. The show features a gardening area with demonstrations on soil preparation, worms and composting, planting, building raised beds, hydroponics, aquaponics, permaculture, harvesting,

and bee keeping. Two live cooking demonstration areas use all organic and non-GMO ingredients; health care experts and doctors talk on nutrition, health, relaxation, and mindfulness; live yoga demonstrations; and a separate area for children to learn, explore and create. Exhibitors include Sprouts, Costco, Mary’s Chickens, Caveman Chefs, Vitamix, Well and Company, Purima, Satiama, Organo Gold Coffee, Clear Sky Medical, Global Wellness, Frangiosa Farms, LCA Project, For Heaven Sake and The Biomat Store. Sponsors include Natural Awakenings, Sprouts, The Growhaus, Denver Yoga Festival, Mason Works, Sill – Terhar Motors, and Westgate Community School. Ticket prices include free parking, entry to all educational sessions, keynote addresses, and entry into the exhibition hall. Contact Larry Cooper for sponsorships, 303-469-0306 or Contact Lyn Bacon to reserve your booth or volunteer at 303-731-6695 or For Program Guide advertising, see



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SAT, APR 2 Healing Arts Faire–2-5pm. 1st Saturdays. FREE. Practitioners $1/min up to $1.50/min at KCP Gallery, 364 Main St, Longmont. healing-arts-faire Dog Trainer/Behavior Specialist Program–Use Learning Theory and positive reinforcement to teach dogs skills to live in human society. Doggie Delights on Broadway, 1432 S Broadway, Denver. Early reg discounts available. Info/RSVP Lorraine 303-2390382 or First Saturday Wellness Fair–10am-4pm. Yoga, sound bath meditation, Intro to HeartMath, EVOX & Biofeedback Demo and much more. $1/min mini services, 20% off products, free prizes, healthy food. FREE. Taspen’s Organics Holistic Wellness Center 12424 Big Timber Dr., Conifer 303-816-0429

SUN, APR 3 Kids Gluten-Free Cooking–1-2:30pm. Kids-friendly hands-on cooking healthy recipes. Menu: GlutenFree Cereal Bar, Gluten-Free Quiche, and sparking passion tea. $35. Centered Cooking + Dance Studio, 1050 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood. Dianne Morin 720-519-1962 Non-Denominational Spiritual Service–1:30pm. Meditation and a spiritual message on 1st Sunday ea month. Free aura healing/chakra balancing clinic. Rev. Lauren Skye, Officiating Minister. Inner Connection Institute at Rocky Mountain Miracle Center, 1939 S Monroe St, Denver. 303-282-9439 or

TUES, APR 5 Embracing the Tiger…The Incredible Power of Dismantling Self Judgment–7-9pm. Randy Ferguson, Internationally Acclaimed Speaker/Author, will show you possibilities to discover and heal core issues that could be running your life. Free in advance/$30 at the door, info 303-989-2605

WED, APR 6 Taste of Tarot Class–6:30-8pm. Beginner Tarot basics such as the significance of cards known as the major and minor arcane and how to ask questions to get the best results; practice readings. Custom reading mat addt’l $25. $20 Rochelle

THURS, APR 7 Beginner Yoga Foundations 4-Wk Program–6-8pm Thursdays. Receive free yoga class w/ Laurie Love in April. $90 by 3/19 w/$30 Taspen’s Gift Bag; $100 after. Taspen’s Organics Holistic Wellness Center 12424 Big Timber Dr, Conifer 303-816-0429, Tele-Class Meditation for Living Program–10am. 4-session program by phone to explore the benefits of meditation and learn easy, effective skills to relax/ recharge and manage energy. Fee includes session recordings/downloadable audio program. $150/early; $165/day of. Inner Connection Institute 303-282-9439

FRI, APR 8 “PJ’s Fun” Friday Night for Kids–6-9pm. Cooking + Dance Class in your PJ’s. Kids will create a variety of hands-on recipes and learn fun creative dance moves. Menu: Organic Fruit Sundae, Fruit Slush, Salsa, Veggie Burrito $45.Centered Cooking + Dance Studio 1050 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood Dianne Morin 720-519-1962 Write Your Best-Seller in a Weekend with Tom Bird– 6:30-9pm. Tom’s transformative and unique approach inspires people to make the leap from aspiring author to author. Taspen’s Organics Holistic Wellness Center 12424 Big Timber Dr Conifer FREE. Advanced Registration Req’d 928-821-6946, Community Drumming Circle–7-9pm. Focus on the balance and positive living Bring snack to share and drums, rattles, flutes etc for Shamanic Sound and Vibrational Expansion. Suggested $10. Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695.

SAT, APR 9 Pet Energy Healings–12-3pm. $20/pet by appt. Many benefits for both pet and owner; strengthen the bond, removes energetic blocks, release pain or discomfort. Bring pet or photo. Journey Within 777 S Wadsworth Blvd Bldg 2 #108, Lakewood. Anita Destino 720-4137303, Service Circle for Holistic Practitioners w/Stephanie Athena-Marie–9-10am. Also 4/22 4:30-5:30pm. Healer to healer sharing and support of current struggles, challenges, & insights. Free. Taspen’s Organics Holistic Wellness Center 12424 Big Timber Dr Conifer. Contact Stephanie 303-483-3815 Trance Medium Healing Clinic–Healings facilitate re-alignment and cleansing of the spiritual body. Involves channeling, energy readings, intense clearing. Bring questions. 25 min/$20. Appts begin 1pm. Inner Connection Institute at Cactus Sport & Spine, 8000 S Lincoln St, Littleton. Schedule 303-282-9439

SUN, APR 10 Happy Hour Meditation–10:45-11:45am. Relief from stress, new inspirations and insights are just a few of the benefits. Effortless, easy and requires no particular belief. $5. Yoga of the Mind 303-668-2358.

EVOLVE EXPO PRE-EVENT SEMINAR– KEYS TO POSITIVE LIVING APRIL 29TH In a one-day, focused seminar guaranteed to boost and balance your life, learn about Positive Living Choices from leading experts in health & nutrition, alternative/complimentary health care, and new ideas and simple solutions for balanced, healthy, happy, sustainable lifestyles. National Western Complex, Denver. For more info, contact Journeys For Conscious Living 303-731-6695 or 303-469-0306 or go to for details and registration.

5TH ANNUAL EVOLVE EXPO APRIL 30 & MAY 1 Evolve Expo is an experiential platform for Positive Living Choices offering new ideas and simple solutions for balanced, healthy, happy, sustainable lifestyles. Two days of exhibitors, vendors, and speakers featuring Healthy Food Cooking Stages, Hands on Gardening, Alternative/Complimentary Health , New Energy Technologies & Sustainability, Business & Wealth Building, Positive/Creative Living, and special Kids programs. National Western Complex, Denver. For more info, contact Journeys For Conscious Living 303-731-6695 or 303-469-0306 or go to for details and registration.

BILL BURNS, INTERNATIONAL PSYCHIC/MEDIUM COMING TO DENVER WHAT MAKES PSYCHIC INSIGHT SO USEFUL IN GROWING? APRIL 28, 7-9PM Since everyone has a different level of psychic and spiritual development, we’ll explore how a psychic and medium helps you find both the level and the tools to become as fulfilled and as productive as you would like. Questions and spot readings after the lecture. $25, drop-ins welcome. Location: Althea Center, 1400 William St, Denver. Questions/Info contact locally: Mark Reeder, 303-704-7761. PLUS: Personal readings by apt thru May 1. Schedule with Bill Burns at, 323-654-7714,

NATURE ADVENTURE RETREATS & PERSONAL COACHING THROUGHOUT 2016 Women’s Empowerment Workshop offers Nature Adventure Retreats and life coaching for women and girls that support personal growth, transformation, and self-knowing. Empower your greatest potential through time spent outside – on the river, the rock, the sea, being deeply connected to your inner wisdom, awareness and self-knowing. Workshops, retreats and coaching provide life-long tools for resilience, self-confidence, authenticity and personal power. All ages and abilities. Family, group and rites of passage retreats too! Call Susie Kincade at Women’s Empowerment Workshop at 970-328-5472 or email

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Free Energy Clearings–Noon-1:15 pm. 15-min Energy Clearing & Chakra tuning. Remove non-useful energy to feel relaxed, light and positive. Drop-ins welcome. Free! Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1st Ave., #103 Denver. 303-668-2358. Learn To Trust Your Intuition–1:15-3pm. Frustrated when you make the wrong decision? Learn foundational tools to hear and follow your intuition more in your daily life. Register Yoga of the Mind 303-668-2358.


TUES, APR 19 The Magic of Instant Shift Free Lecture and Demo–6:308:30pm. Be healthier, stronger and decrease pain ...In Seconds! Join Donald W. Kipp and achieve no-pain optimal alignment. Call 303-697-4923 or Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy– 6-7:30pm. Certified herbalist Amanda Jokerst gives an informational class on the benefits for digestive and reproductive health for men and women. Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, 2900 Valmont Rd, Boulder. $15. RSVP

Vitality Circles Free Intro–6-8pm. Holistic Health Coach Kathy Basel launches Vitality Circles to bring fun-loving people together in community and connection with a common goal to create vibrant health as a sustainable lifestyle. Info Kathy 720-379-4671 or



How to Magnetize, Multiply & Magnify Your Sacred Desires–7-9pm. Randy Ferguson, Internationally Acclaimed Speaker/Author, shares tools to manifest your sacred dreams into reality. Free in advance/$30 at door. Call 303-989-2605

Power of Mindfulness & Meditation Workshop– 7-9pm. Learn about mindfulness and meditation, and practice some techniques that will lead you to a more balanced life. Instructor Tryna Giordano Cooper. $10. Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695 Learn To Trust Your Intuition–7:15-9pm. Frustrated when you make the wrong decision? Learn foundational tools to hear and follow your intuition more in your daily life. Register Yoga of the Mind, 303-668-2358


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Love, Courage and Achievement Weekend & 7 Wk Course–Fri-Sun. Give yourself the gift of a higher quality of life by attending this weekend & 7 following Thursdays. Info Randy Ferguson LCA Project 303-989-2605 Bollywood Mingle–5:30-8:30pm. Mingle with your peers, sample amazing Indian foods, learn some Bollywood dance moves. Free. Centered Cooking + Dance Studio 1050 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood RSVP by 4/12 to Dianne 720-519-1962

SAT, APR 16 Just One Light Gathering–1-2pm.The extraordinary shift in human consciousness can be stressful and isolating. Receive support, explore guidance, build skills and intuition, create connection. Suggested $8. Light snacks. Central Denver. RSVP req’d. Renee Ellis, MA RMT 720-984-9575 In-Depth 4-Wk Tarot Class–10-Noon on Sats. Beginner thru intermediate tarot card skills. Each week we dive deep into how to use the reading mat, understanding the major arcane, the overreaching meaning of the suites and the court cards, $99 includes the reading mat. RSVP Rochelle The Energy of Eating–2:30-4pm. Are you bound by your relationship to food? Create a new understanding of eating and a lasting mindful relationship with food. $45 Central Denver. RSVP req’d. Renee Ellis, MA RMT 720-984-9575

Galactic Dance & Mindful Movement with Leilani Henry–1st Saturdays 4:30pm, 1 Weds/month 7pm. Explore your own body movements that promote positive choice and change. $15. Taspen’s Organics Holistic Wellness Center 12424 Big Timber Dr Conifer 303-816-0429

THURS, APR 21 Intro to Shamanic Journeying–Thurs-Fri. Learn basic skills in shamanic healing and divination to increase a sense of health, well-being, clarity and wholeness and more with BJ Brown of Wolfheals Shamanic Services. Early registration discounts available. Info/RSVP BJ 303-808-4006.


Happy Passover & Earth Day! SAT, APR 23 Resilient Me! with Candice Bataille & Susana Moening–9am-4pm. A HeartMath workshop to lower stress, revitalize energy and resilience and restore balance in your body, mind & heart. $125. Taspen’s Organics Holistic Wellness Center 12424 Big Timber Dr Conifer Info Susana 303-801-7730 or Learn To Trust Your Intuition–10-12pm. Frustrated when you make the wrong decision? Learn foundational tools to hear and follow your intuition more in your daily life. Register Yoga of the Mind 303-668-2358. Walking in Light–Sat-Sun. A shamanic perspective on the rippling benefits of healing through your empowered intentions and radiant, spiritual light, enhancing your connection to self, Earth, your spirit helpers and your own essence with BJ Brown of Wolfheals Shamanic Services. Early registration discounts available. Info/RSVP BJ 303-808-4006. Ortho-Bionomy Foundation Class–Sat-Sun. Rocky Mountain Ortho-Bionomy Center opens up your structural and neurological understanding of this powerful bodywork and will focus on spine, shoulders, pelvis, lumbars, thorax and cervical. Springhill Suites, Westminster. Early registration discounts available. Info/RSVP Sheri Covey 970-209-9400 or


Letting Go Into A Course in Miracles–10:30-12. Discover a kinder, more loving way to be in the world. Donation. Smithson Clinic, 275 Garrison St, Lakewood. Melanie Smithson, LPC, BC-DMT, Certified Sedona Method Coach, 303-762-8994,

Wild Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk–11:30am1pm. Free. Learn plants of Boulder’s front range w/ certified clinical herbalist Kat Mackinnon as she covers botany, medicinal uses, ecology, sustainability, more! Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, 2900 Valmont Road Boulder. RSVP 720-406-8609

Canine CPR/First Aid Certification with Paramedic and Author of “K-9 Medic” Eric Odie Roth–Noon4:30pm. Fun and educational canine first aid class. Rover Retreat, 17731 W Colfax, Golden. $65. Registration req’d

Digestive Influence and the Gift of Staying On Tract–2-4pm. Certified Herbalist Jasper Markle explores influence on physiology, how healthy gut is the greatest gift to our vitality. Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, 2900 Valmont Road Boulder. $20. RSVP


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MON, APR 25 “In Defense of Food” Free Movie Showing–6-9pm. Based on Michael Pollan’s book, this movie answers the question: What should I eat to be healthy? Sponsored by The Vitality Code and Mile High Natural Awakenings. Donations benefit LiveWell Colorado. Koelbel Library, 5955 S Holly St, Centennial Info/RSVP 720-379-4671 or

TUES, APR 26 “In Defense of Food” Free Movie Showing–6-9pm. Based on Michael Pollan’s book, this movie answers the question: What should I eat to be healthy? Sponsored by Journeys for Conscious Living, The Vitality Code and Mile High Natural Awakenings. Donations benefit LiveWell Colorado. Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 W 59th Ave, Arvada. Info/ RSVP or 720-379-4671.

THURS, APR 28 “In Defense of Food” Free Movie Showing–6-9pm. Based on Michael Pollan’s book, this movie answers the question: What should I eat to be healthy? Sponsored by The Vitality Code and Mile High Natural Awakenings. Donations benefit LiveWell Colorado. First Unitarian Society of Denver, 1400 Lafayette St., Denver Info/ RSVP or 720-379-4671 . Happy Hour Meditation–5:45-6:45pm. Relief from stress, new inspirations and insights are just a few of the benefits. Effortless, easy and requires no particular belief. $5. Yoga of the Mind 303-668-2358.

FRI, APR 29 Arbor Day Evolve Expo PreEvent Seminar “Keys to Positive Living”–Learn about Positive Living Choices from leading experts in health & nutrition, alternative/complimentary health care, and new ideas and simple solutions for balanced, healthy, happy, sustainable lifestyles. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt Dr, Denver. Caribbean Mingle–5:30-8:30pm. Mingle with your peers, sample flavorful Caribbean/Jamaican foods, learn some Reggae dance moves. Free. Centered Cooking + Dance Studio 1050 S Wadsworth Blvd, #P Lakewood RSVP by 4/26. Dianne 720-519-1962

SAT, APR 30 True Hunger Intensive–9am-4pm. Do you feel like you’ve done it all “right” and still don’t feel fulfilled or satisfied? This day-long intensive is focused on healing our relationship with hunger, desire, and stepping into a life of meaning. We will explore how and why we abandon our truth and how to regain permission to trust ourselves from the inside-out. $75.The StarHouse 3476 Sunshine Canyon Boulder Kathryn Holt, LCSW 615-347-3670 Transitioning Away from Alcohol–6-8pm. Certified herbalist, Malia Thompson presents herbal and nutritional support for physical and neurological effects of withdrawal including insomnia, cravings, anxiety. Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, 2900 Valmont Rd Boulder. $10-20 sliding. RSVP Evolve Expo–Sat & Sun. A positive living event with new ideas and simple solutions for balanced, healthy, happy, and sustainable lifestyles. Two days of exhibitors, vendors, and speakers featuring Free Energy, Alternative/Complimentary Health, Healthy Food & Gardening, Wealth Building, Sustainability and Conscious/Creative Living. Vendor booths and sponsorships available. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt Dr, Denver.

ongoing daily/weekly Vitality Circles Launch–meets 2x/month, 10-12/ group. Holistic Health Coach Kathy Basel launches Vitality Circles to bring fun-loving people together with a common goal to create vibrant health as a sustainable lifestyle. Playshops, social activities and more. Info Kathy 720-379-4671 or Mindful Life Community–Join the Mindful Life Online Community and gain tools, resources and a supportive community to help you fully engage in daily life with attention and intention, and live a meaningful life. Available to anyone, anywhere. From $15/month or save w/annual membership. Info Laura 970-633-0163. Donation-Based Yoga & Free Meditation Classes–incl Beginner, Power, Ashtanga, Align & Flow and Satori. Yoga/meditation schedule Taspen’s organics Holistic Wellness Center 12424 Big Timber Drive Conifer 303-816-0429 or Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism–student practitioner appointments–Holistic wellness consultations working with herbs, nutrition, and lifestyle to educate and empower clients to take charge of your health. Faculty oversight. Sliding scale. Confidential. 2900 Valmont Rd., #H-1, Boulder. 720-406-8609 3Kis with Tamara Romero–Mons 6:30-8pm, Weds 11-12:30pm & Thurs 7:30-9am. Balancing, energizing and understanding life energy through the 3 fundamentals of Qigong, Taiji and Reiki. Info Taspen’s Organics Holistic Wellness Center 12424 Big Timber Dr Conifer 303-8160429,

sundays North Boulder Spiritual Transformation with Transmission Meditation–7pm. Join us for a group meditation that is a stimulus to our individual development and also a potent form of world service. Free. Lon 303-746-7118 Online Mindfulness Course: The Four Keys of Mindfulness–10-12pm. Practical, accessible, and universal skills that empowering you to engage with attention and intention supporting you to live a life that is meaningful and to cultivate inner peace and happiness. $125. Info Laura 970-6330163.


Wheatridge Spiritual Transformation with Transmission Meditation–7pm. Join us for a group meditation that is a stimulus to our individual development and also a potent form of world service. Free. Tim 303-239-8101 Free Psychic Readings–also on Thursdays. 7-8:30pm by appt. Learn about your soul essence, past lives, and aura. Ask questions about relationships, career, money, and health. Boulder Psychic Institute 1332 Pearl St. 303-530-0920


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Energy Healings/Aura Clearing/Chakra Balancing–6-7pm. A healing is an energy clearing, release negative energy blocking growth and create the life you desire. $5/healing. Free for first timers. Journey Within; 777 S Wadsworth Blvd Bldg 2 #108, Lakewood. Anita Destino 720-413-7303

thursdays Aura and Chakra Healings–Drop-In between 6-7pm. Receive a 10-min cleanse and release negative thoughts, emotions, pain and fear. Get replenished with positive energy and feel great. FREE. Boulder Psychic Institute 1332 Pearl St. 303-530-0920

fridays Healing & Meditative Church Services–6-7pm. Celebrate living life and cultivating community. Sing, laugh, and reset your energy for the weekend. FREE. Boulder Psychic Institute 1332 Pearl St. 303-530-0920.

saturdays Sound Bath Meditations with Ana Medina–First 12:45-1:30pm & Third 11am-Noon Saturdays. Achieve total relaxation, clear chakras and more by tuning into frequencies of Tibetan and crystal bowls, etc. $15. Taspen’s Organics Holistic Wellness Center 12424 Big Timber Dr, Conifer 303816-0429,

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Free Energy Clearings–5:30-6:45pm. 15-min Energy Clearing & Chakra tuning. Remove nonuseful energy to feel relaxed, light and positive. Drop-ins welcome. Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1st Ave, Denver. David Stevens 303-6682358, Longmont Spiritual Transformation with Transmission Meditation–7pm. Join us for a group meditation that is a stimulus to our individual development and also a potent form of world service. Free. Connie 720-494-0368

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looking ahead 2016 TUES, MAY 3 Meditation for Beginners 5-Weeks–79pm Tues. Transform your life and create change. Let go of negativity. Feel your health improve. Early $175, Reg $200. Journey Within; 777 S Wadsworth Blvd Bldg 2 #108, Lakewood. Anita Destino 720-413-7303,

SUN, MAY 15 Blessings: the Near Death Experience Discussion Panel–12:30-2:30pm. NDE panel speakers return with new abilities. Love offering. The First Universalist Church, 4101 E Hampden Ave, Denver. Denver Near Death Studies info J.J. 720-283-3110 or

FRI, MAY 20 Rocky Mtn Field Botany Certificate Course–Learn the botanical keying method of plant identification, plant family patterns, ethical and sustainable wild-crafting practices, harvesting methods, and basic medicine-making during 56 hours of handson field work, augmented by 12 hours of classroom teaching. Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism. Contact Kat Mackinnon or 860-917-9044.

SAT MAY 22 Journey Theater–10am-6pm. View a specially chosen, evocative film summoning what your psyche is ready to reveal to you. Facilitated by BJ Brown, MSW, CIBP, Shamanic Practitioner, Body-Centered Psychotherapist. In Boulder. $95/$85. Info/RSVP 303-808-4006

MAY 26-28 Fundraiser Garage Sale–Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue annual Garage Sale. Donations and volunteers needed! House of Cards, 1800 W Oxford Ave, #C, Englewood. Email Lorraine at

JUNE 10-11 Peace at Home, Success at Work–Two relationship coaches & a business coach guide couples to enhance communication skills for closer connection, conflict resolution, increased productivity. $777/couple, incl. hotel, 4 meals. Aloft Broomfield, 8300 Arista Place. Info/RSVP Jim 303-796-7004 or info@

JUNE 24–26 Love, Courage & Achievement (LCA) Weekend and 7 Wk Course–Regain personal power; heal relationships with self and others; Clarify your core issues holding you back; discover solutions for your situation; regain enthusiasm and hope that you haven’t felt in years. Call Randy Ferguson 303-989-2605

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ENERGY HEALING/ MEDITATION JOURNEY WITHIN Anita Destino 777 S Wadsworth Blvd. Bldg 2-108, Lakewood 720-413-7303 / A safe place for people interested in creating change in their lives, Journey Within helps you focus on spiritual growth, developing your intuition and personal development. Give to yourself with Free Energy Healings, Angel Healings, Guided Meditations, Meditation Classes, Workshops and Intuitive Readings/Healings. Join us for Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing every Wednesday from 6-7 pm, open to everyone.

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April 2016 Mile High Natural Awakenings  

Mile High Natural Awakenings is a locally-owned, monthly publication, serving metro Denver and Boulder and the surrounding counties of Arapa...

April 2016 Mile High Natural Awakenings  

Mile High Natural Awakenings is a locally-owned, monthly publication, serving metro Denver and Boulder and the surrounding counties of Arapa...