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BEAUTIFUL SKIN NATURALLY WITH TOXIC FREE SKIN CARE & TREATMENTS Beautiful skin does not come for free after a certain age, but it can be achieved through powerful noninvasive treatments and skincare – free of harmful toxins so you will never have any regrets later. Most manufacturers spend more on advertising and packaging than the quality and amount of active ingredients they claim that product has, and worse, may contain toxic ingredients, or may even be prematurely aging you. Collagen and elastin are the tissue and fibers that make up 70% of our skin and give our face fullness, though they Heather Evans Medical Aesthetician start to deteriorate in our mid-thirties. However, research shows that certain treatments and ingredients stimulate collagen and elastin growth and cause a repair response in the skin, stimulating collagen and elastin production. Microdermabrasion is a form of mechanical exfoliation by means of an ablation of micro-crystals, or a diamond tip implement applied to the skin to remove the dry top layer of skin and allows better penetration and absorption of serums, treatments and moisturizers. Chemical peels are considered a chemical exfoliation, and penetrate into the skin with a variety of solutions that are utilized for different goals and skin issues. These substances are derived from natural sources such as sugar cane, apples, grapes, milk and enzymatic exfoliates that come from papaya and pineapple. Micro-needling, also referred to as “Collagen Induction Therapy” (CIT), is aimed at stimulating the body’s own collagen production at the skin’s dermal layer (deepest & live layer). It can also assist thin skin as it helps to increase skin’s density as well as hyperpigmentation, rosacea (helps to strengthen collagen in vessel walls), UV damage, scaring and stretch marks. It can be a safer alternative to laser treatments which can compromise the loss of dermal layer, cause hypo or hyper pigmentation, and break down of vasculature structures. Healthy lifestyle, good nutrition and supplements to nourish your skin can support noninvasive treatments and nontoxic skin care for maintenance. To learn more about how you can effectively maintain and care for your skin, call 303-790-7860 to register for our JOIN OUR E-MAIL LIST! free presentation. Seating is limited and fills up fast! TEXT 22828 TO CSM



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is book “Earth Day: Vision for Peace, Justice, and Earth Care: My Life and Thought at Age 96” is available at, which states, “After a halfcentury of activism, John McConnell, the true founder of Earth Day, here relates his global promotion of peace, justice, and Earth care. Following the Kennedy assassination, McConnell’s Minute for Peace gained worldwide attention. This led to his Earth Day and other initiatives aimed at promoting people and planet. In this book, he shares the views that garnered support during the environmental movement from 1969 onward, and that have inspired followers for forty years at annual Earth Day ceremonies at the UN and cities across the globe.” Can’t wait to read it. This month, as we celebrate 3 years of living in beautiful Colorado, what continues to surprise us is not just the beauty of the landscape in every season and the genuineness of its people, but everywhere we turn there is some new, healthy and/or eco-friendly festival, organization or cause popping up for us to explore! Hence, check out one or several of the many Earth Day events listed on page 12 (new and fun this year – Amazing Rock the Earth Race on April 21), ditch even just one chemical in your household cleaners from page 16, swap your store-bought chemical-laden makeup for Lemongrass natural cosmetics (see ad page 32) or make a great investment in your home and future by talking to Golden Solar about how they can save you money over the long term (see ad page 23). We can’t all be John O’Connell of course, but increasingly we are all aware that doing just a little bit every day helps the planet and the human race. We recently got hit with an extra bill for using more gallons of water in our household than average. Whoops. Who knew? So now we have a heightened awareness to consume less water. As poet and author Maya Angelou said, “When you know better, you do better.”

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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.

12 HONORING EARTH DAY Go Green at Parks and Other Community Events

14 LOCAL INSIGHTS Introduction to the Free Energy Revolution by Sterling Allan

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newsbriefs Sunrise Ranch Launches Culinary Academy


unrise Ranch, a conscious event and conference center, is initiating a farm-to-table Culinary Academy and is currently accepting intern applications for a 7-month program. The focus is on “food as healing” and conscious, sustainable practices within healthy, gourmet cooking. The program includes class time as well as on-the-job practicum for a well-rounded learning experience. Students learn about all aspects of food preparation from garden to table. “This program is great for anyone from a seasoned chef who wants more experience with live foods, natural cooking and farm-to-table practices all the way to the average person who wants to learn to cook or improve their culinary skills with healthy natural foods,” says Head Chef Joel Navejas. The new program fits in well with other internships directly involved with the garden, permaculture principles and an integrated holistic approach to agriculture and animal husbandry. Sunrise Ranch has operated its ‘intentional’ community since the 1940’s with large organic permaculture gardens, farm programs with grassfed cattle, chickens, pigs, goats, horses and their industrial kitchen commonly serves 100’s per meal. They use only organic, nonGMO products and whatever doesn’t come from their own farm and garden is sourced locally and seasonally. Sunrise Ranch is located in Loveland.

Beauty and Soul Opens in Denver


eauty and Soul, LLC has opened in Denver. Owner Seta Tashjian, a Level II Aura-Soma Practitioner, specializes in the Aura-Soma Color-System® and Aura-Soma’s skincare system, AEOS. Aura-Soma is a non-intrusive, self-selective system of color care for the soul, placing the responsibility for well-being with the one who chooses. Says Tashijian, “It’s a tool with which to explore your consciousness and to grow along your path of self-discovery. You are the colors you choose and these reflect your being’s needs.” The 111 Equilibrium bottles, comprised of living energies, are the center of the Aura-Soma Color-Care System. AEOS stands for Active Energised Organic Skincare and, when applied to the skin, it accesses the organs, the chakras and the bio-energetic system to contribute to overall well-being and health. Tashjian will be presenting “In Living Color”, a free event April 20, hosted by The Gallery Exchange in Englewood. The theme is color and there will be speakers, psychic and energy healing sessions and refreshments. 720-443-3531 or

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Natural Awakenings Partners with Gaiam


atural Awakenings (NA) in Colorado is partnering with Gaiam, retailer of yoga gear, organic cotton clothing and other products that support a healthy and ‘conscious’ lifestyle. The new partnership will feature discounts and giveaways designed to expose the health-conscious public to Gaiam TV, a 5000+, growing library of streaming videos dedicated to spirituality, social change, personal growth, new science, health, exercise and yoga. According to local NA publisher, Terry Chriswell, “This partnership makes sense because our values of creating truly healthy families, communities and a ‘greener’ planet are aligned.� Readers are directed to to receive a free 10-day trial of Gaiam TV where they will enjoy live interviews with such luminaries as don Miguel Ruiz Sr, author of “The Four Agreements�, learn yoga poses from Sean Corne, shape up with Jillian Michaels, create a new life with Deepak Chopra, or awaken to social issues of climate, food and health. “This is our first partnership with print media of any kind. We fell in love with Natural Awakenings and look forward to creating a healthier planet together,� said Christy McConnell of Gaiam TV. After the initial period, $9.95 brings you unlimited access to this ‘conscious media’. So, sweat with Jillian, stretch with Sean and start a conversation in your home about important social issues today! For a free ten day trial of GaiamTV, click through the web banner on See ad page 9.

VegFest Colorado July 6-7


egFest Colorado holds its fourth annual event, July 6-7, from 11am-6pm both days at the Exhibit Hall at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 Wt 6th Ave., Golden. VegFest Colorado 2013 is a health and environmental fair supporting a plant-based diet and lifestyle. Attendees will learn from experts on health, diet, environmental issues, and the advantages of a compassionate, cruelty-free, plant-based lifestyle. Dozens of vendors ensure no one leaves hungry!

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When mass transit isn’t an option, drivers have many ways to save money by coaxing more miles per gallon (mpg) from their vehicle. It’s easy to adopt some simple driving and maintenance habits. Slow down. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), driving at 55 mph instead of 65 mph can improve gas mileage by as much as 15 percent. Reduce excess weight. An extra 100 pounds of nonessential cargo in a vehicle could reduce mpg by up to 2 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Properly inflate tires. The increased surface area of the rubber in soft tires meeting the road creates ongoing drag and a greater demand on the engine. Keep the engine tuned. Regularly check and refresh fluid levels, especially in colder regions where winter places additional stress on engine parts. While high-quality synthetic motor oil blends may protect the engine better than conventional oil, they don’t eliminate the need for regular oil changes, according to The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence notes that one misfiring spark plug can reduce fuel efficiency by up to 30 percent. Avoid rapid accelerations and braking. The EPA estimates that about half of the energy needed to power a car is consumed during acceleration, and fuel economy can be improved by as much as 10 percent by avoiding unnecessary braking. Keep the engine air filter clean. According to, a clogged filter strains performance. In some cars, the filter can be easily checked by the owner; or drivers may ask a technician to do so during regular tune-ups.


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he Center for ReSource Conservation (CRC), an environmental non-profit, offers a do-it-yourself, low-water, perennial garden solution for the Front Range lawn - Garden-InA-Box. Garden-In-A-Box is a professionally designed, plant by numbers xeriscape garden that makes droughtresistant gardening easy and convenient. These affordable gardens are available for purchase online and, thanks to the support of 11 local water municipalities, prices are highly discounted for local residents. The CRC also offers free water-wise landscaping seminars. Learn more or order online at or 303999-3820 ext. 222.

Participate in Earth Acupuncture Study


aren Rice King, Master Dowser, is currently seeking homeowners for a novel study of the effects of Earth Acupuncture on sleep issues in adults. Also needed are practitioners for training and helping with the study. Geomancers, Feng Shui practitioners and dowsers work with natural and man-made energies on properties called ‘ley lines.’ Researchers study the negative effects of electromagnetic (EMF) pollution produced by modern technology or by the stresses created by natural earth energy disturbed by underground running water, rock strata and high mineral content. Participants will be randomly divided into a placebo group and a group receiving an installation of copper rods around their homes. The participants’ sleep issues will be carefully measured and recorded for a period of six months with three separate interviews, before, during and after the installation. To become involved call 303-665-0175. Check the calendar for Earth Acupuncture classes.

Local Help for Your Blog or Website


eth Anderson of Blogs by Beth is now helping people create or maintain their website or blog through Wordpress. Having worked with her own websites through several business ventures, she looks to share her expertise to help others create successful websites and blogs. According to Anderson, “I am passionate about helping businesses have a clear, concise message. Blogging has grown in popularity, is easy to start and maintain and the search engines love them. They should be an integral part of your online presence, especially if you have a website. It is a way to display your expertise and share your passion with others.” Call Beth for a free initial consultation at 720-261-3155 or See listing page 35.

Spring Health Fairs


HealthFair kicks off spring season with multiple locations to help the public access more than 20 free and eight low-cost health screenings. The Colorado Convention Center will host a fair on Saturday, April 13th, from 7:00am to noon. Said Jim Goddard, President and CEO of 9HealthFair, “We continue to encourage Coloradans to rally their family, friends and neighbors to own their health at a 9Health Fair in 2013 and beyond.” The Fairs offer free and low-cost health screenings that address today’s most critical health issues, including heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer and mental health. Participants receive screening results mailed directly to their home within four weeks and even a doctor/nurse phone call within 72 hrs if a health issue is discovered. Also offered are translation services, education, free blood work vouchers and no social security numbers recorded. To look up other fair locations, prepare to have blood drawn or volunteer visit or call 1-800-332-3078.

briefbriefs NEW ADDRESS FOR CENTER OF LIGHT: The Center of Light, a center for the practice of meditation and Christian mysticism, is at a new, temporary location at 2528 Clermont St., Denver. All classes and services remain at the same days and times.

REIKI AND HEALING TOUCH PROVIDERS: LifeSpark, a Colorado non-profit that works with cancer patients, is taking applications from Reiki and Healing Touch providers to join the LifeSpark program. LifeSpark matches Reiki and Healing Touch volunteers with individuals with cancer for weekly sessions in Colorado Springs, Boulder, Denver, Lakewood and Englewood.

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Turmeric Acts Against Cancer


hroughout history, the spice turmeric has been a favored seasoning for curries and other Indian dishes. Its pungent flavor is also known to offer medicinal qualities—turmeric has been used for centuries to treat osteoarthritis and other illnesses because its active ingredient, curcumin, can inhibit inflammation. A new study led by a research team at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, in Munich, Germany, has shown that turmeric can also restrict the formation of metastases and help keep prostate cancer in check. The researchers discovered that curcumin decreases the expression of two pro-inflammatory proteins associated with tumor cells and noted that both prostate and breast cancer are linked to inflammation. The study further noted that curcumin is, in principle, suitable for both prophylactic use (primary prevention) and for the suppression of metastases in cases where an established tumor is already present (secondary prevention).

How Does Your Garden Glow?


ardening can be a healthy pastime… as long as toxic tools aren’t involved. Researchers at the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Ecology Center recently tested nearly 200 garden essentials—especially hoses, hand tools, gloves and knee pads—for chemicals and heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, phthalates and Bisphenol A (BPA), which are linked to birth defects, hormone imbalances, learning delays and other serious health problems. The researchers found that nearly two-thirds of the tested products contained levels of chemicals that concerned them greatly. Cautious gardeners should seek products that are free of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and lead-free, and follow good garden hose hygiene: Avoid drinking out of the hose, don’t leave it exposed to the sun (where water within the hose can absorb chemicals) and always flush it out before watering edible plants.



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ge-related bone mass loss and decreased bone strength affect both genders. Now, the first randomized study, published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, indicates that consuming a Mediterranean diet enriched with olive oil may be associated with increased serum levels of osteocalcin, a protein that plays a vital role in bone formation. Earlier studies have shown that the incidence of osteoporosis in Europe is lower in the Mediterranean basin, possibly due to the traditional Mediterranean diet, which is rich in fruits, vegetables, olives and olive oil.


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Survival Alert Join America’s Start Saving Water Now Challenge America, like most of the rest of the world, is running short of fresh water. Our welfare depends on having annual access to 150 trillion gallons of fresh water for drinking, cleaning, growing food, making products and generating electricity. In every region of the country, the conservation and recycling of this vital resource is a key solution to achieving a sustainable future. “We can do better” is the urgent message of the 2013 National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. Last year, people in more than 1,000 cities took simple actions to save water and related energy expenditures, pledging to collectively reduce their water use by 4.7 billion gallons over one year. The Wyland Foundation, supported by the National League of Cities and the Environmental Protection Agency, are again sponsoring prizes for residents in the most “water-wise” cities, based on pledges to be made in April. Last year, $50,000 in awarded prizes included a Toyota Prius, Lowe’s gift cards and 1,200 water-saving fixtures. Sign on at

Keystone XL Fight Protesters Rally Again Against Tar Sands Pipeline In February more than 10,000 citizens rallied at the White House, calling on President Obama to honor his clean energy campaign promises and reject the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, resulting in multiple arrests of protest leaders. The 1,700-mile pipeline, a project of TransCanada Corporation, would carry tar sands crude oil south from Alberta, Canada, through multiple heartland states to refineries on the Gulf Coast. “As our nation’s worst-ever economic recession drags on, creating jobs in the clean energy sector should be priority number one,” states a Sierra Club Beyond Oil campaign spokesperson. “Building the poisonous Keystone XL pipeline would put the brakes on clean energy and exacerbate the pollution and public health problems that come with America’s dependence on dirty, dangerous oil.” The Sierra Club reports that pipeline plans require clear-cutting boreal forests and consuming huge amounts of energy and water, leaving behind toxic lakes. An associated oil spill could devastate aquifers that supply water to 30 percent of America’s irrigated farmland (2,554 U.S. oil pipeline spills occurred from 2000 to 2009). Opponents are also concerned the pipeline would exacerbate air pollution and cancer, respiratory illnesses and other health problems in communities surrounding oil refineries in Chicago, Detroit and Houston.

World record holder and Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt will soon model Puma boots that are “made for rotting,” and when the next Levi Strauss collection arrives, their new jingle will be, “These jeans are made of garbage.” Crushed brown and green half-liter plastic bottles will be on display at retail store displays, of which the equivalent of eight, or 20 percent, are blended into each pair of Waste<Less jeans. Nike and Gap have their own sustainability programs, and Patagonia has long supported a small ecosystem of Earth-friendly suppliers. But as the biggest maker of jeans in the world, with sales of $4.8 billion in 2011, Levi’s efforts command the most attention. Levi joined the Better Cotton Initiative, a group of companies that work with local nongovernmental organizations in Pakistan, India, Brazil and Mali to teach farmers how to grow cotton with less water. Last year marked the first cotton harvest given this effort and Levi has blended its share into more than 5 million pairs of jeans. With cotton prices on the rise and pressure from activist groups such as BSR, an environmental organization that works with businesses, large clothing manufacturers are starting to adopt more sustainable practices. Source: Business Week

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Denver Botanic Gardens:

Sunday, April 21: Amazing Rock the

Classes for kids and adults from Your First Vegetable Garden, Composting and Soil Building to Berries and Grapes and Backyard Chicken Keeping. 1007 York St, Denver.

Earth Race, 8am Parking lot, 1536 Wynkoop Street, Denver Earth Day fundraiser for Rock the Earth, a national nonprofit environmental organization that partners with the music industry, that combines the excitement and adventure of the popular television show The Amazing Race, with the primary themes of Rock the Earth: music & environment.


Honoring Earth Day Go Green at Parks and Other Community Events


his year’s National Park Week, from April 20 to 28, centered on Earth Day, will offer free weekday admission to all 398 national parks from April 22 to 26, adding 134 more historic sites, preserves, recreation areas and other sites to the usual 264 with no entrance fee. Earth Day’s 43rd anniversary celebrations in America and worldwide will encourage everyone to join in the next “billion acts of green,” aligned with the theme: The Face of Climate Change. “In the face of unprecedented occurrences of extreme weather, loss of species and pollution, it is clear that climate change is affecting our planet. We cannot afford to wait any longer to act,” advises the Earth Day Network, which posts many ideas for participating at Find local park activities by state at or check a park’s website for upcoming programs. Following are other leading local events that will help citizens of all ages answer the call to go green.


Throughout April:

Friday, April 5: Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd, Littleton. April 14-20: National Environmental Education Week EE Week is the nation’s largest celebration of environmental education held each year the week before Earth Day and inspires environmental learning and stewardship among K-12 students. The 2013 theme, April 18-25: Colorado State University Celebrates Earth Day with Week of Events

Saturday, April 20: Mountain Area Earth Day Fair, 10am-4pm Evergreen Lake House, 29614 Upper Bear Creek Road, Evergreen The Fair will be the feature event in a nearly month long Countdown To Earth Day celebration which will encompass a series of varying events and activities including the festivities at the Lake House. Earth Day Fort Collins, 11am-5pm Hosted by Sustainable Living Association at the Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Avenue, Fort Collins. Garden of the Gods Earth Day Celebration, 9am-3pm Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, Colorado Springs. 5th Annual Earth Day Expo, 10am-3pm Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood.

Children’s Museum of Denver: 2121 Children’s Museum Drive, Denver. Mondays: Toddler Time - Sense-ational Earth Tuesdays: Super Science - Earth Rangers Wednesdays: Arts a la Carte – Trash into Treasure Thursdays: Backyard Explorers - Throw It, Grow It & Healthy Kids - Cool Compost


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Saturday, April 21: Free Day at Denver Museum of Nature and Science 2001 Colorado Boulevard, Denver. 11th Annual Earth Day 5K Run/Walk 10 am. CU Boulder Research Park in Boulder, 4001 Discovery Drive, Boulder.

Sunday, April 21: Wild Earth 2013, 11am-4pm Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center, 20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 107, Nederland Monday, April 22: EARTH DAY was created in 1970 to spark a revolution against environmental abuse. The global theme for Earth Day 2013 is The Face of Climate Change. Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York St, Denver. Earth Day Denver, 10am-2pm Denver City and County Building Plaza, 1437 Bannock St. Earth Day Denver 2013 will be the City’s first zero waste, solar powered event! Denvergov. org/earthday

Friday, April 27: National Arbor Day Every year, on the last Friday in April, Arbor Day is a nationally celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care. Many states observe Arbor Day on different dates according to their best tree-planting times. In Colorado, it’s the 3rd Friday in April. Did you know our state tree is the Blue Spruce?

OTHER RESOURCES National Park Week, April 20-28, offers free admission to its park system. 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. Think-Eat-Save. Fight Climate Change with social networking. Mercury and Air Toxics Standards in Colorado

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ounds True presents their second annual Wake Up Festival August 14-18 in Estes Park with Pre-Festival Intensives August 12-14.The Wake Up Festival is an opportunity for turbocharged experiences of initiation, featuring more than 30 presenters over the course of 5 immersive days in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. “What happens when leading spiritual teachers join together with renowned healers, musicians, poets, yogis, dancers – and you – to accelerate personal transformation and spiritual awakening? We are collectively initiated into greater openness, authenticity, and flow,” says Tami Simon, Founder and CEO of Sounds True.

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The Wake Up Festival helps to accelerate personal transformation through: • The presence of powerful spiritual teachers—such as Jack Kornfield, Adyashanti, Tara Brach, and Reggie Ray; • The power of community—joining with other people who are in the process of awakening; • Inspired poets and writers—such as David Whyte, Anne Lamott, and Mark Nepo; • Ritual—featuring ritual leaders such as Lakota elder Joseph Marshall and shamanic teacher Sandra Ingerman, who will invoke seen and unseen forces to support the process of awakening. Additionally, Matthew Fox will lead a 3-hour “cosmic mass” specifically designed for the purpose of opening one’s heart to all experiences; • Celebration—to allowing “falling into” ecstatic music and dance. Simon explained, “The Wake Up Festival is an acknowledgement that there is no “one way” to spiritual awakening; we each have to find the way that is true and authentic for us. Here is a chance to celebrate our human uniqueness while at the same time meeting in a shared experience of open-heartedness. Come join us in 2013, and we can explore waking up together!” Save $200 when you register by May 1. See ad page 39.

ore Star Energy Healing School of Kansas City is presenting two residential events this summer at the Shadowcliff Lodge in Grand Lake, August 15 - 18 and August 20 - 24. The 1st Annual Rocky Mountain Energy Healing Intensive is tailored to be a great experience and continuing education opportunity for Reiki Practitioners, Massage Therapists, Energy Healers and those interested in Energy Healing. It will focus on building energy healing skills and High Sense Perception abilities. There will be classroom content, hands on table time, practice exercises, as well as time to explore Rocky Mountain National Park. The 3 night/4 day event will start with dinner on Thursday August 15 and end at 11am on Sunday August 18. 24 hours of Massage CEU’s are available with completion of this class. The cost is $545. The 9th Annual Shadowcliff Healing RetreatConnecting, Grounding and Soaring continues the annual Shadowcliff retreat series. The focus for 2013 is to take time to connect to the earth in new ways, grounding your life in being fully human and at the same time allowing you to express from the eternal self. The retreat features time to learn and practice energy healing skills. This retreat is designed to be of interest to healers as well as anyone wanting to expand the creative expression of their life. The 4 night/5 day retreat will start with dinner on Tuesday August 20 and at 11am on Saturday August 24. The cost is $625. Cost includes event fee, food, lodging and good company! Lodging is based on triple occupancy. There may a few double and single occupancy rooms available for a supplemental charge. Each event is limited to 30 participants on a first come basis. For more Information or to register, see or call John Hoefer 913-831-4422. See ad page 25. natural awakenings

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localinsights Introduction to the Free Energy Revolution

Enhancing Healing with Flower Essences

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ree energy’ describes systems that harvest energy directly from nature. Solar, wind, geothermal, wave, tide, ocean currents and hydro are some examples where it’s just a matter of putting a “turbine” at the right spot, and viola, free energy. The devices are not free, but the energy source is. The idea is to innovate ways of capturing that energy efficiently, cost-effectively, reliably and with as little impact on the environment as possible. Harvesting “free energy” is not magic. It’s just a matter of being open to a possibility and a willingness to watch your electric bill shrink or disappear completely. These ‘exotic’ genres of free energy are clean and most are affordable-possibly much cheaper than present power sources. Adopting them doesn’t just make ecological sense, it makes economic sense. There are just as many ‘exotic’ free energy genres as there are ‘conventional’. There isn’t just one fringe idea emerging; there are 25 entire exotic fields of study with devices showing various stages of proof and readiness for implementation. At, you can see a list of these exotic free energy technologies and groups that are most likely to make it to market the soonest. You’ll see things like overunity electromagnetic phenomenon, allmagnet motors, cold fusion (more accurately called Low Energy Nuclear Reactions — LENR). Imagine being able to put a small generator in your basement that powers your house, or in your electric car that enables you to drive without stopping to re-charge, or in your portable electronics so you never have to plug them in, or in your appliances so they don’t need a cord. Imagine a heater that doesn’t have a cord and doesn’t require fuel. All these things are coming. How soon is up to us as a civilization. The revolution toward a sustainable, peaceful, abundant, responsible, peaceful future is about enlightenment and courage more than it is about technology, though free energy technology is poised to be a huge part of this metamorphosis. Sterling D. Allan is Founder of New Energy Systems Trust (, and CEO, Pure Energy Systems Network, Inc.,


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any health professionals understand that illness is more than just the presence of physical or mental symptoms. Humans are complex creatures of not only flesh and bone, but also of energy, emotion and spirit. The quest for true health requires us to strive for harmony among all these aspects of our existence. Flower essences are a simple therapy that can be extremely valuable as a health practice on their own or as an addition to any therapeutic program. Flower essences can be powerful medicine. The client struggling with dietary changes find Walnut helps to maintain focus on the goal of positive change. Those suffering from debilitating anxiety can find solace in Rock Rose. Gorse restores hope to those undergoing challenging restorative physical therapy. Star of Bethlehem comforts those suffering from loss and shock. Behind each health need there is an emotion, a way of operating or of viewing ourselves and the world around us that is no longer serving our greatest potential. Flower essences are a simple, nurturing and potent way to offer support to anyone working toward the goal of a healthier existence. These essences are created by infusing the vibrational healing qualities of flowers into spring water and can be taken internally or topically. Essence healing occurs when the positive vibration offered from each plant floods the body with a new energy pattern that ‘loosens’ the grip of negative emotions, beliefs and behaviors that may be causing the sickness in the first place. For example, a person paralyzed by fear can find relief with the Mimulus essence which offers stimulates courage and excitement to shine from within. A newfound freedom allows this energy to be used in other areas of life. Essences work acutely and over the long term. A person in the midst of a panic attack feels an instant soothing from taking a Rescue Remedy. They may also find the intensity and frequency of their panic attacks decreasing with continued use. Working with flower essences through levels of healing can create a foundation of emotional health that spreads into every aspect of our existence, lending vital energy to the overall process of achieving health. Practitioners of health have an amazing ally in flower essences when used as a part of a well-rounded program. Deanna Gabriel is a Certified Clinical Herbalist, Clinical Nutritionist and Flower Essence Program Director at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism located in Boulder. See ad page 30.

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE: The Emerging American Epidemic By Michael Gaeta, DAc, MS, CDN


he US is the world epicenter of autoimmune disease (AI), with more AI per capita than any other nation on earth. If you haven’t been diagnosed with one yet, there’s a significant chance that you could be developing one. According to, “Overall, autoimmune diseases are common, affecting more than 23.5 million Americans. They are a leading cause of death and disability.” 1 That’s 8% of the US population with at least one autoimmune condition. And that only looks at 24 of the 130 autoimmune conditions for which there is good data. The American Autoimmune-Related Diseases Association (AARDA) considers that number to be closer to 50 million Americans, with 75% of those women. 3 An Autoimmune disease is one in which your immune system overproduces antibodies (which are highly specialized) that attack specific cells. Normally, they attack foreign proteins, like pathogenic (diseasecausing) bacteria. But in an AI sufferer, overproduction causes them to attack healthy tissues, causing rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, Graves’ hyperthyroidism, lupus, multiple sclerosis and diabetes type-1. The main pattern underlying AI is a weakness in the affected tissue, gland or organ. When that tissue breaks down from poor nutrition, toxicity, injury, chronic inflammation or infection, it eventually leaks fragments of the dead cells into the bloodstream, triggering an autoantibody response. Those autoantibodies, which are normal and healthy in small amounts, become excessive, seeking and attacking that body tissue. Another cause of AI is “molecular mimicry,” in which antibodies begin to attack normal cells whose appearance is close enough to the disease-causing cell it is specialized

for. This is why vaccines are a significant cause of autoimmune disease. Americans are, by far, the most vaccinated population in the world and suffer from what the medical journal Clinical Immunology describes as “vaccine-induced autoimmunity.” 5 Hidden infections and a leaky gut can also contribute to molecular mimicry and AI. The conventional approach mostly consists of drugs that suppress the immune system and reduce inflammation. This does nothing to address the root cause of the problem and can cause debilitating or life-threatening side effects, like infections. Ideally, you’d rather work with a seasoned natural health professional who understands AI. They can assess for heavy-metal toxicity, address diet, lifestyle and food/plant-based supplementation. The right individualized care actually restores balance to the immune system and repairs the affected tissues. A qualified natural health professional can help you make ‘course corrections’ to prevent the development of AI. They will guide you in holding an intention, vision and goal for yourself avoiding pharmaceutical drugs, except in emergencies, because you are well. In Chinese medicine, the saying goes, “The inferior physician treats disease. The superior physician prevents disease and nourishes life.” Dr Michael Gaeta is a visionary educator, 23-year clinician, writer and radio show host. For seminar info/ resources, or 970-237-4512. 1



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pring brings pollinating flowers, trees and grasses that can irritate your sinuses and cause them to constrict. This traps mucus, leaving a warm, moist environment where fungus can flourish. The fungus multiplies and thrives while producing toxins and causing tissue damage that further irritates the sinuses. Before long, you are fighting a sinus infection. Antibiotics only make the problem worse since they won’t kill the fungus and they kill only some types of the bacteria. A Neti Pot can be a valuable tool if you use a strong antimicrobial to flush your sinuses. Salt-water (saline) rinses may flush away loose bacteria, but won’t kill any of these troublesome pathogens. Choose an antimicrobial that kills BOTH fungus and bacteria. By pro-actively rinsing and sterilizing your sinuses, troublesome infections can be prevented. After you have killed the bacteria and fungus with the antimicrobial, it’s a good idea to further rinse the sinuses with a soothing herbal solution to relax the histamine reaction in the sinus membranes and to help them heal. This solution should contain Aloe Vera, Eucalyptus, Calendula and Echinacea. These herbs are all readily available from your local health food store. Don’t forget to balance the salinity of this herbal decoction with 1% Himalayan salts. Steven Frank is an innovative herbalist and owner of Nature’s Rite,, 1-888465-4404. Look for his Sinus Trilogy products to keep you breathing easy. See ad page 33.

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can cause eye, nose, throat and skin irritation; at its most malignant levels, it can cause severe allergic asthma, infertility and lymphoma, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Healthier choices: Switch to all-natural beauty products and cosmetics. At minimum, check that compressed wood fibers don’t use a formaldehyde-based chemical as a binding agent; better yet, choose natural, reclaimed wood for interior surfaces and furnishings.


Household CLEANSE Banish these Five Chemicals for a Domestic Detox by Gail Griswold-Elwyn


mericans are collectively more aware and educated than just a few years ago about the range of environmental chemicals we inhale and ingest, yet most still live with dangerous substances in their homes,” according to Jen Loui. She is a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design-accredited professional in St. Louis and an industry expert who writes green curricula for high schools across the country. Guarding against pollution of indoor air is a good place to start; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ranked poor air quality among the leading environmental dangers, reporting links to many common health problems. Here’s how to


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rid the family home of the top five common household toxins. Formaldehyde. Traces of this toxin, the same chemical used to embalm the deceased, pervade almost every room. “My clients are often shocked to learn that they likely ingest this toxic, cancer-causing chemical every day of their lives,” says P. Richelle White, a sustainable lifestyle coach and co-owner of Herb’n Maid, a green cleaning and concierge service in St. Louis. “Because formaldehyde is often an ingredient in everyday things like cosmetics, faux wood furniture and conventional cleaning products, they get a daily dose of it.” Even at low levels, formaldehyde

Polyvinyl chloride. PVC is omnipresent and dangerous. Water bottles, nylon backpacks, pipes, insulation and vinyl tiles generally contain PVC, as well as almost anything waterproofed, such as baby changing mats and mattress covers. PVC usually contains plasticizers called phthalates, which are released over time; it also can chemically combine with other organic materials to produce toxic dioxin byproducts. According to Greenpeace and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), PVC byproducts and vapors are endocrine disruptors that can mimic or block hormones in the body. In addition, the EPA has linked PVC to serious respiratory problems, immune suppression and cancer. Healthier choices: Look for PVCfree plastics. When shopping for waterproofed items, choose those with coatings made from polyurethane or polyester. Phthalates. A 2007 report by the NRDC notes that 12 out of 14 common brands of household air freshen-

ers and room sprays contain phthalates, which people regularly inhale primarily because these chemicals prolong the time that products maintain their fragrance. In studies conducted by the World Health Organization, researchers concluded that consistent exposure to phthalates could increase the risks for endocrine, reproductive and developmental problems. The majority of synthetic air fresheners were found to also emit significant amounts of terpene, a volatile organic compound (VOC) that can react with naturally occurring ozone to create formaldehyde. Healthier choices: Put boxes of baking soda in cabinets to absorb odors and scent interiors with allnatural oils and potpourri. Chlorine. According to the American Lung Association, most conventional cleaning products include some chlorine, with large concentrations in bleach. Inhalation of chlorine can irritate the respiratory system; prolonged exposure can lead to lung disease and asthma. Healthier choices: Purchase chlorine-free cleaning products, especially chlorine-free bleach. Or make inexpensive solutions of white, distilled vinegar mixed with a little lemon for scent for a multipurpose, multi-surface cleaner; try baking soda as a scrubbing powder. Volatile organic compounds. VOCs are emitted as harmful gases by a wide array of products including paints, lacquers and paint strippers; cleaning supplies; pesticides; carpets and furnishings; office copiers and printers, correction fluids and carbonless copy paper; plus graphics and craft materials that include glues and adhesives, permanent markers and photographic solutions. The EPA calculates that, “Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher [up to 10 times] indoors than outdoors.” Healthier choices: Look for VOCfree products and consider using organic clay paint, which has the added benefit of acting as an absorbent of toxic gases.

outside, according to the EPA. “A simple solution is to open windows for a portion of each day or night to let in fresh air,” advises Loui. Making these choices enables us to protect ourselves better at home.

“Allergies, asthma, lung cancer and heart problems have all been linked to poor indoor air quality.” ~ U.S. EPA Most people spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors, where the air quality can be two to five times (and even up to 100 times) more polluted than the air we breathe

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If you truly let go the patterns that no longer serve you - who would you be?


athy, struggling with feelings of resentment, found herself reacting to family stresses in ways that were not in alignment with her higher intentions for herself. During her Colour Mirrors (CM) reading, one bottle she was led to was Communication- royal blue over olive green. She learned that she needed to trust her own ability to voice her truth clearly and safely. She placed this color bottle on her vanity shelf as a constant reminder to connect with her strong, confident inner self. She also used the body oil within the bottle to symbolically ‘heal’ the past hurt that had been running her life unwittingly from her subconscious. “I find it much easier to respond in a positive manner when confronted with criticism...rather than react from my insecurities. For the first time in my adult life I feel free, relaxed, more positive and I don’t feel judged,” said Cathy. Colour Mirrors analysis allows us to look deeper within to identify the basis for our negative patterns while also serving to reminds us of our strengths and talents. Pure, white light is composed of varying wavelengths of energy-Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet (Roy G Biv). The energetic frequency ranges from low wavelength Red to high frequency Violet. Humans emit electromagnetic energy called an aura that shows up in Kirlian photography as colors and people are drawn to the colors in their own auric field. The Colour Mirrors reading reflects who you are, your obstacles and your true divine purpose. It takes you on a journey of self-discovery that raises your consciousness and increases your self-awareness. Colour Mirrors amplifies other practices like Reiki, EFT, Reflexology, Kinesiology, and many others. To explore Colour Mirrors for yourself, attend an intro presentation with Moira Bush throughout the Front Range in April. See calendar for dates and venues. Anne Clark-Caya ( from South Africa is introducing this therapy to the USA. The colors she is currently working with are `dual turquoise` - teaching and communication. Colour Mirrors trainer and renowned psychic, Moira Bush, is here from the UK during April to present special intro presentations to the public. For venues see calendar. natural awakenings

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What Happens after the Blue Bin is Emptied by Avery Mack


ach blue recycle bin filled with plastic, aluminum, glass, paper and cardboard helps the environment, because it reduces landfill, takes less energy to repurpose materials than to make new ones and gently reminds us that thoughtful consumption is healthier for people and the planet. But what do all those recyclables turn into?

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Plastic milk jugs turn into colorful playthings at Green Toys, of Mill Valley, California. Repurposing one pound of recycled milk jugs instead of making new plastic saves enough energy to run a computer for a month. All packaging is made from recycled content and printed with soy ink, so it can go into the blue bin again.’s online counter shows the

number of containers recycled—more than 10 million to date. Fila Golf’s Principal Designer Nancy Robitaille says, “Recycled PET (polyethylene terephthalate), a core Fila cooling fabric, is used throughout our collection. Each fully recycled PET garment reuses about two-and-ahalf 20-ounce plastic pop bottles.” Patagonia customers are encouraged to return their old coat when buying a new one. Coats in good condition are given to people in need; the PET fleece lining from retired coats is sent to ReFleece, in Somerville, Massachusetts, where it is cleaned and turned into recyclable protective cases for iPads, e-readers and cell phones.

Transforming Aluminum and Glass In 2012, partnered

with Alcoa to challenge teens to recycle aluminum cans. For every 50 cans collected during a two-month period, they were awarded a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship. The sponsors note that recycling one can saves enough energy to light a 100-watt bulb for 20 hours. The final total was 1,152,569 cans kept out of landfills. “Aluminum can be recycled an infinite number of times,” says Beth Schmitt, director of recycling programs for Alcoa, which has centers nationwide and cash-back programs for community fundraisers. “We remelt the collected cans, then roll out coils of new can sheets. This process can be repeated without any loss of strength—that’s why we call aluminum the ‘miracle metal.’ If every American recycled just one more can per week, we would remove 17 billion cans from landfills each year.” Wine bottles become designer drinking glasses at Rolf Glass, in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania. “Our designs give used bottles a second life,” says owner Rolf Poeting. Refresh Glass, of Phoenix, Arizona, salvages and preps the bottles. “Then, our glass cutting and diamond-wheel engraving technology transforms them into sophisticated Glacier Glass,” continues Poeting. “This seems to be a trend in many industries, to find additional uses for another company’s recycled products.”

Second Life for Paper Purina’s Yesterday’s News and Second Nature litter for cats and dogs, respectively, is made from recycled paper and absorbs waste upward from the bottom of the litter box for easier cleaning. The unscented litter pellets are three times as absorbent as clay, non-toxic and nearly dustfree. Hedgehogs, mice, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs and reptiles also like Yesterday’s News for bedding. On average, 44 million pounds of paper are annually recycled for these products. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States annually generates 11 million tons of asphalt shingle waste, mostly from re-roofing tear-offs and new installation scrap, comprising 8 percent of construction waste. Each recycled ton saves a barrel of oil. OFIC North America, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, creates its Ondura corrugated roofing from old newspapers or magazines and cardboard, made durable by infusing it with asphalt. It’s placed atop existing roofs, which means no discarded shingles. Each day, 40 to 50 tons of recycled paper goods find new life in Ondura products, available at most home improvement stores. Sound inside Buick Lacrosse and Verano vehicles is dampened via a ceiling material made partly from

reused cardboard shipping boxes. Paint sludge from General Motors’ Lansing, Michigan, Grand River assembly plant becomes durable plastic shipping containers for Chevrolet Volt and Cruze engine components. Some 200 miles of absorbent polypropylene sleeves, used to soak up a recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, were converted into air deflectors for the Volt, preventing 212,500 pounds of waste from entering landfills.

Old Tires Transformed The Rubber Manufacturers Association reports that Americans discard 300 million tires each year, each one having consumed about seven gallons of oil in its manufacture and poised to add to Earth’s landfills. Lehigh Technologies’ micronized rubber powder (MRP), made by freeze-drying discarded tires and pulverizing them into a fine powder, changes the equation. MRP is now used in many items, from new tires, roads and building materials to shoes. It feels good to place used items in the blue bin instead of the trash, knowing that more and more companies are helping to put these resources to good use. Connect with freelance writer Avery Mack at


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Pet News No Kill Colorado Hosts Animal Fair and Adoptathon No Kill Colorado, a coalition working toward a shelter system that saves a minimum of 90 out of 100 animals, is hosting an Animal Fair and Adoptathon on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just One Dayâ&#x20AC;? Tuesday, June 11, with local rescues and shelters, animal practitioners and businesses, entertainment and vendors. No Kill Colorado is spearheading the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just One Dayâ&#x20AC;? statewide movement, to ask all Colorado animal shelters not to euthanize any animals on June 11. No Kill Colorado presented a petition to Governor Hickenlooper in March, which has garnered over 6000 signatures so far, to ask for support in encouraging shelters to market their animals to the public, aggressively partner with rescue groups, host special adoption events that have discounted and affordable rates, stay open for extended hours, and ask their communities to help them empty the shelter in the best way possible, where no animals die.

According to Colorado Department of Agriculture statistics for fiscal year 2011, Colorado animal shelters euthanized 31,751 animals. It costs an average of $104 dollars to kill an animal in a shelter. It cost less than half that to spay or neuter and put the animal up for adoption, according to No Kill Colorado. Details are being finalized; volunteers, vendors, sponsors, practitioners, rescues and shelters are encouraged to email for more information. Shelters and rescues who sign up at are invited to have a booth for free. All rescues and shelters will receive a portion of the proceeds.

Have Your Pets Gone Green? By Kathy Deitsch and Cedar Dog

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Don’t overlook the importance of filtered water, no bottled water. Insist on nontoxic pet grooming products. Use eco-friendly cleaners for everyday clean-up of the home, such as floors and carpet cleaners. Pet toys should be free of toxic materials, think organic and natural. It is the collective impact over time of toxic materials that puts pets and their people at risk. • Doo-Doo: cleanup after your pet! Dog poop is not fertilizer; a yard with dog waste can be a danger-zone for kids and adults as harmful organisms can hang out for a year or more. When poop

on pavement mixes with storm water runoff, waterways suffer. The earth’s water supply is already compromised. Protect your watershed; no matter where you live you are in a watershed! Adopt yours; safeguard and restore it, volunteer at a Watershed Cleanup Day. Remember, what happens above a watershed stays in the watershed. • Felines; no more clay-based litters! Explore flushable alternatives including training a cat to use the toilet. Recognize that clay-based litter is an econightmare, it is already in its natural form, and it will not

decompose. Bear in mind, if a cat doesn’t like its litter box, it may take its business elsewhere; the upshot, take it slow when switching to a greener ecofriendly option. Be sure the litter you select is safe, free of chemical additives and fragrances. Cedar Dog wrote two books on showing pets and their people just how easy it is to be Doggone Green; her mom and transcriber is Kathy Deitsch. She also established Pets Gone Green University and designated the month of April as Green Your Pet Month.

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ith the opening of three new Supercharger stations for its luxury Model S on the East Coast last January, electric carmaker Tesla now operates a total of nine stations serving its electric sedan owners between San Francisco and Los Angeles and between Boston and Washington, D.C. That same month, Nissan announced plans to add 500 public stations for electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging, which provide 80 percent of a charge in less than 30 minutes, tripling the number of such stations by mid-2014, including the first ones in our nation’s capital. It also aims to increase the presence of charging stations at workplaces. These steps in the growth in infrastructure are easing Americans’ transition from gas-powered to electric and hybrid cars. Already, more than 7,000 public charging stations dot the country, from Custer, Washington, to Key West, Florida (plan a route at Meanwhile, most EV owners simply charge up at home.

Driving Excitement Excitement has risen in recent years as electric car manufacturers have rolled out more affordable, family-friendly versions like the Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi i-MiEV. Honda is testing its Fit EV in 2013; with only 1,100 available to lease, opportunities to try out the fun, sporty car are at a premium. These models offer considerable fuel efficiency, easy charging and even apps to check their charge, yet eco-vehicles continue to represent a fraction of overall car sales.

In a 2012 report, the U.S. Energy Information Administration noted that fewer than 10,000 EVs were sold in 2011. While sales of all-electric vehicles improved slightly in the first half of 2012, dealers saw nowhere near the major jump produced by plug-in hybrids like the Chevrolet Volt and Toyota Prius. Obstacles to a stronger EV sales upswing include purchase price, charging time and driver anxiety about range. “The battery is a big reason the cars are expensive,” says Jim Motavalli, author of High Voltage: The Fast Track to Plug in the Auto Industry. “More public charging is coming,” he adds, “but it doesn’t matter as much as a cheaper upfront cost and longer range—200 miles plus—instead of the standard 100 now.”

Mass Transit Almost any form of public transportation can run on alternative power—electricity or natural gas, propane, biodiesel or hydrogen. “The big hurdle,” says Motavalli, “is having enough stations to rival the 160,000 conveniently located gas stations we already have.” Biodiesel buses have been in use for several years at locations like Colorado’s Aspen resorts and Harvard University. Musicians Willie Nelson and Jack Johnson each rely on a biodiesel tour bus. Many school buses—including those in Charleston, West Virginia; Medford, New Jersey; and San Diego, California—have been converted to biodiesel, significantly reducing the toxic emissions and particulate matter children breathe in at bus stops.

Some school systems in Michigan and New York use hybrid-electric buses. Vehicle fleets are also joining the greening trend. Kansas City, Missouribased Smith Electric Vehicles already produces all-electric, zero-emission trucks for Coca-Cola, Frito-Lay, Staples and the U.S. Marines. The need for regular recharging, a former obstacle for deploying electric buses for public transportation, has been cleared by Utah State University’s (USU) Aggie Bus. The groundbreaking, all-electric bus has a plate that draws off electricity across an air gap when it pauses over another plate installed at a bus stop. In mid-2013, WAVE, Inc., the university’s offshoot company behind the project, will launch a commercial on-campus demonstration in partnership with the Utah Transit Authority, via a 40-foot-long transit bus and 50 kilowatts of wireless power transfer. Such wireless technology could also revolutionize electric-car recharging. “EV owners and operators will now be able to simply drive over a pad in the ground to recharge their batteries, the benefits of which reach far beyond convenience,” says Robert T. Behunin, Ph.D., USU vice president of commercialization and regional development. Regarding greening travel by train, Europe is leagues ahead of America; half its trains are now electric. A new regenerative braking system being developed by Deutsche Bahn and Tognum could turn all trains into hybrids. Its innovative drive system converts the kinetic energy produced during braking into usable electrical energy, reducing emissions and saving up to 25 percent in fuel consumption. The first such converted hybrid train testing the technology began carrying passengers in Germany in January 2013. The International Energy Agency’s 2012 EV City Casebook reports that, “Electric vehicles represent one of the most promising technology pathways for cutting oil use and CO2 on a per-kilometer basis. The experiences of urban drivers and the pioneering policies of local governments can help accelerate the transition to clean and sustainable mobility.” Freelance writer Brita Belli is the editor of E-The Environmental Magazine. Connect at


RTD’s Newest Light Rail Line, the W Line, opens Friday, April 26 The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) defines light rail as: “An electric railway with a ‘light volume’ traffic capacity compared to heavy rail. Light rail may use shared or exclusive rights-of-way, high or low platform loading and multi-car trains or single cars.” The new 12.1-mile line will connect downtown Denver to the communities of Lakewood and Golden utilizing the West Rail Corridor. The Grand Opening events will take place on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27. On April 26, the Grand Opening Ceremony is at the Jefferson County Government Center in Golden from 10:30am -2pm. The W Line is free to passengers following the ribbon-cutting ceremony. On Saturday, April 27, W Line Station Parties will take place between 10am-4pm at the following W Line stations: Denver Union Station, Decatur/Federal, Perry, Sheridan, Lamar, Lakewood/Wadsworth, Garrison, Oak, Federal Center, Red Rocks Community College, and the Jefferson County Government Center/Golden. All RTD light rail lines are free on Saturday. For route/schedule info, call 303.299.6000, or 303.299.6089 for the speech and hearing impaired.

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“One of the most ecologically conscious things you can do to make a great meal is prepare it with food that you grew yourself,” says New York-based lifestyle writer Jen Laskey, who blogs at “Plant a small vegetable garden and a few fruit trees in your yard or join a local community garden. Even sprouting an herb garden on a windowsill will make a difference; plus, everyone in your household will appreciate the choice in fresh seasonings.” Kansas City Star journalist Cindy Hoedel suggests planting parsley, basil, dill and other herbs every three to six weeks in eggshells in a sunny window after the outdoor growing season for a year-round tasty harvest. When shopping, renowned activist, author and eco-stylist Danny Seo, of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, suggests bringing along reusable shopping bags and choosing local foods when possible, plus sustainable seafood and free trade, organic and hormone-free foods. by Judith Fertig The Socially Responsible Agricultural Project offers more eco-shopping tips, such as carpooling grocery trips and fast and lunch, and then indulging at onsuming food has such an enordinner. “It’s just one model of a new way avoiding products with more than five inmous ripple effect that making small changes, one meal at a time, of eating,” he says, “but it makes sense on gredients, at many levels. By eating more plants, fewer can reap big benefits. How we choose, animals and less processed food, I’ve lost prepare, cook, serve and preserve our Prepare and Serve Righteously 30 pounds and my cholesterol and blood food can improve nutrition, weight loss, “On average, each person throws sugar levels are normal again.” cost savings and the environment. When a friend sent him a 21st-century about $600 worth of food into the trash every year because of spoilDecide What to Eat United Nations study on how intensive Choosing what we eat is critical. New livestock production causes more green- age,” says Seo. Instead of rinsing food before storing, which causes more York Times food columnist Mark Bittman house gas emissions than driving a car, spoilage, he recommends cleaning it believes that no food is absolutely off Bittman realized how a change of diet is right before meal preparation. limits because, “It’s all in the way we use a win-win for him and the environment. Buying what’s in season (and thus less these things.” Yet, he adds, “The eviFor a wake-up call on how our food expensive) makes sense, advises Hoedel. dence is clear. Plants promote health.” choices affect the planet, the Center for “When you find fresh produce on sale, For the past few years, Bittman has exScience in the Public Interest offers a short buy it in large quantities and boil it (one perimented with eating vegan for breakquiz at

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“Double recipes to maximize your time and the fuel used to cook, bake or grill. Then, think like a restaurant chef and use what you have in creative ways.” ~ Kim O’Donnel, author, The Meat Lover’s Meatless Celebrations: Year-Round Vegetarian Feasts to five minutes, depending on how long the regular cooking time is), and then freeze it in glass containers. This saves money and plastic packaging waste.” Hoedel also likes to store lemon wedges, chopped onions and other leftovers in small glass jars instead of plastic bags. Seo suggests using real dinnerware, glasses and utensils instead of disposable products. For a touch of elegance, take the advice of travel expert Kathy Denis, of Leawood, Kansas. “Adopt the traditional French practice of using—and reusing—a cloth napkin all week, or until it is too soiled to use,” she recommends. “Family members like to have a personal napkin ring. Each napkin gets shaken out and then rolled up in the ring for use at another meal.” “Saving leftovers in the freezer helps keep it full (which helps it run more efficiently) and ensures future meals that require minimal energy to prepare,” advises Seo. Hoedel’s zero-waste tips, shared via Twitter, include making and freezing lots of end-of-season pasta sauce with tomatoes, peppers and basil. Food can also be canned or pickled. Seattle cookbook author Kim O’Donnel, who founded Canning Across America and is known for her meatless recipes, says, “My only regret about canning is that I waited so long. Learning how to extend the season of my favorite fruits and vegetables in a jar is one of the most gratifying and useful skills I’ve acquired as an adult.” As green eating habits add up, Bittman says he enjoys… “a bit of self-satisfaction knowing that, by an infinitesimal amount, I’m reducing the pace of global warming. And I’m saving money by buying more ‘real’ food and less meat and packaged junk.” Award-winning cookbook author Judith Fertig blogs at AlfrescoFood

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ing a shot or Michael Phelps replaying a mental video of an ideal swim the night before an Olympic event, many athletes have long worked with trainers such as Chiplin to move beyond strictly physical preparation and consciously enlist creative mental capacities to enhance their performance. Using imagery and positive self-talk can improve the efforts of any type of athlete and, as Chiplin’s clients have found, improve their lives. “The notion that we are just a physical body, so we just need to train physically, is old-fashioned,” Chiplin maintains. Shortly after launching his program six years ago, he learned firsthand how powerful the mind could be in boosting (or sabotaging) performance. He remarks, “It quickly became apparent that the main issues people face are the mental things, what is happening in their heads.” Chiplin recalls watching runners fall from the peak capabilities they had reached after trainby Debra Melani ing hard for endurance events as their mileage tapered off in the final days ast winter, Terry Chiplin went for an “Can you picture it?” asks the bubbly before the race. Similarly, he thinks the sort of “negative visualization” he early morning run near his ColoBritish native and owner of Active at rado home. Snow crunched as his Altitude, in Estes Park. That is visualiza- witnessed can have a similar impact on everyday life events, such as exams, sneakered feet hit the front porch of his tion, he explains, a concept he uses mountain lodge, tucked into a secluded regularly at retreats he conducts for run- interviews and job achievement. Although unclear about its exact forest. Evergreen boughs glistened in ners from beginner to elite as a holistic mechanism, sports psychologists have the sun, drooping slightly from the means of boosting performance. “It’s long recognized the value of positive weight of the sparkling white powder. simply a succession of mental images; mental imagery, especially in building we use visualization all the time.” The running coach smiled as he lifted skills and reducing anxiety. In working Whether it’s Tiger Woods envisioning his face to the sky, welcoming the large, with athletes, they apply shared moda perfect golf swing minutes before takwet flakes that kissed his face.


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with Canadian Olympic teams, Orlick found that 99 percent of the athletes practiced visualization an average of 12 minutes per day, four times a week. Studies have linked imagery and improved performance in a variety of sports. For instance, researchers found that golfers that used visualization and positive self-talk improved their putting performance (Journal of Sports Science & Medicine). Another study showed an increase in confidence among novice female rock climbers, leading to better performance (Journal of Sport Behavior). For Landes, her personal experience is all the proof she needs. After years of rarely being able to run the entire course of a major annual race in Aspen—generally walking the last stretch—Landes tried visualizing herself having a strong finish as she trained and prepared for the event. For weeks, she replayed the last three miles many times in her mind. Then she ran the race, paring 12 minutes off her previous year’s time. “It felt great,” Landes says, “and it worked.” Freelance journalist Debra Melani writes about health care and fitness from Lyons, CO. Connect at Debra or

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savethedate calendarofevents USA LAUNCH OF “COLOUR MIRRORS” For Heavens Sake Bookstore, Thursday, April 4th, 7-9pm If you let go of the patterns that no longer serve you, who would you be? NEW to the US, this exciting new therapy developed in South Africa comes to Colorado! MOIRA BUSH, MoiraBush. com, internationally-known clairvoyant and psychic, conducts this special demonstration of ‘color bottle readings.’ The ‘auric vibrational’ energy of color allows a true soul connection to access issues and transform at the deepest level. $10/pp. Space limited, bookings For Heavens Sake 303-964-9339. For info, contact Anne Clark-Caya See article on page 17.

LOVE IS THE KEY: CELEBRATING OUR DIVINE ESSENCE WITH SAI MAA • April 5-6 Experience living powerfully, moving through fear, and saying YES to what you really want. Participate in a variety of programs! Friday 5:30pm: New Participant Introduction. (No Cost); 7pm Darshan with Sai Maa (No Cost); Saturday Day Program ($80) and Evening Gala ($25$45). Denver Sheraton Hotel. 1550 Court Place, Denver. For More information, visit

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MONDAY APRIL 1 Accelerated Meditation Program–6:30-8:30pm. 3-week accelerated program to explores the benefits of meditation and teaches easy, effective skills to relax/ recharge. Lynn Austin. $120/early $135/door. Inner Connection Institute North Side location, 4325 Harlan St, Wheat Ridge. 303-257-4797 or


Sunday, April 7, 6-7:30pm It is not always easy to find a comfortable place to talk about sex and intimacy. Yet, these gatherings offer a wonderful opportunity to talk, ask questions, share and learn in a safe space. Hosted by Rob and Janelle Alex. RSVP via www.sexychallenges. com on Events page. Questions? Email


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Darshan with Sai Maa–7:30-9:30pm. Spend an evening with Sai Maa. Maa is a Spiritual Master who provides down-to-earth teachings and tools for powerful, lasting transformation. No Cost. Denver Sheraton Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver. 303-996-0123 or

A Basic Meditation 5-Weeks–7-9pm. Transform your life, create change, meet your Guardian Angel or Spirit Guide, feel positive and healthy. Early/$165, Regular/$180. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino, 720-413-7303 or

COLOUR MIRRORS in Boulder–7-9pm. Demonstration of this exciting new psychology of color therapy, by Moira Bush from UK. Heal the stuck patterns in your life with these fascinating, faceted color bottles. Solstice Centre, 302 Pearl St, Boulder. $10.

John of God Circle of Boulder–7:30-9:30pm. Experience the healing power of community prayer/meditation circle rooted in the work of John of God, hosted by Susie Verde. Love Offering. Vida Yoga Studio, 2749 Iris Ave, Boulder. 303-448-0068 or


Free Energy Clearings–5:30-6:45pm. 15-min Aura 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. David Stevens 303-668-2358 or

WEDNESDAY APRIL 3 Jazz @ the Creek–7:30-9:30pm. Enjoy fine jazz w/the extraordinary “The Doug Roche Trio” in an intimate setting. Free coffee/tea and $3/cheesecake. $10. Living Water Spiritual Community 7401 W 59th Ave Arvada. David Ridge, Minister 720-935-3999 or Oneness Blessing–5:30 p.m. Certified blessing givers will be offering Oneness Blessings, a non-denominational benediction that assists the recipient in a more heartfelt experience of Oneness and the Divine. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood or


nominational transfer of energy that awakens the heart. $5. Heart of Oneness Center, 720 14th St, Golden. RSVP 303-278-3414 or

John of God Circle In Denver–7-9pm. Experience the healing power of community prayer/meditation circle rooted in the work of John of God, hosted by Susie Verde. Love Offering. Conference Room B, 1776 S Jackson St, Denver. 303-448-0068 or Improve your Energy Boundaries with Grounding and Centering–10-Noon. Cont’d 4/11. Eliminate worry and stress in 10 min/day for people with “busy minds” and people-intense professions. $39. RSVP; ‘Workshop’ tab. Yoga of the Mind, 8 E 1st Ave, #103, Denver. David Stevens 303-668-2358. Oneness Blessing Deeksha–7-9pm. Experience the energy and Sacred Sound of Oneness Deeksha and Meditation. This Divine intelligent energy transfer causes a neurobiological transformation. $10. Journeys for Conscious Living 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-7316695.

Love is the Key: Celebrating our Divine Essence– 10am-3pm. Live a powerful life, move through your own fears and say YES to what you really want. With Sai Maa. $80. Denver Sheraton Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver. 303-996-0123 or Gala Celebration with Sai Maa–Honor special guest Sai Maa and celebrate a life full of passion, joy and love. Dance to DJ Sol Rising. $25-$45/dinner incl. ($25 if registered for Love is the Key). Denver Sheraton Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver. 303-996-123 or

SUNDAY APRIL 7 Non-Denominational Church Service–NEW TIME! 1:30pm. Meditation and a spiritual message on the 1st Sun ea month. Free aura healing/chakra balancing clinic. Rev. Margaret Johnson, Officiating Minister. NEW LOCATION! Rocky Mountain Miracle Center 1939 S Monroe St, Denver. 303-2829439 or Open Channel Event: Mary–3pm. Group healing with this fun, direct healer channeled by Lauren Skye. Bring your question or just enjoy the energy. This is an open channel only, not individual sessions. $10. Rocky Mountain Miracle Center 1939 S Monroe St, Denver. 303-282-9439 or Channeling Demystified–12:30-4:30 p.m. “Channeling” is a generic term used to describe the process of communicating with Spirit. In this class, you’ll learn the differentiating characteristics of channeling types; experience Spirit communication using “automatic writing”; and interact with Spirit through a trance channel. Presented by Eclectic Horizons and The Aspen Program for Psychic Development $55. The Cloisters on Wadsworth in Lakewood. Pre-register at, questions 720-248-8396 or Community HU Song–10:30-11:00am. Experience the spiritual gifts gained by singing “HU” an ancient name for God. All faiths welcome. Free. Denver Eckankar Center, 5800 E Evans Ave., Denver. 303-756-9287 or



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Healing Through Humor–6-8:30pm. Nurture your soul w/ foolish-making laughter ~ Liberate yourself as

you abandon your ego; play with the heart of a child. $35 + Willingness to be foolish. Chautauqua Community House, 301 Morning Glory Dr, Boulder. or COLOUR MIRRORS in Golden–7-9pm. Demonstration of this exciting new psychology of color therapy, by Moira Bush from UK. Heal the stuck patterns in your life with these fascinating, faceted color bottles. Heart of Oneness Center, 730 14th St, Golden. $10.

TUESDAY APRIL 9 John of God Circle of Boulder–7:30-9:30pm. Experience the healing power of community prayer/ meditation circle rooted in the work of John of God, hosted by Susie Verde. Love Offering. Vida Yoga Studio, 2749 Iris Ave, Boulder. 303-448-0068 or FREE Intro into your Intuition–7:30-8:45pm. Ready to relieve stress, achieve your goals with less effort and enjoy a calmer lifestyle? FREE class to access your intuition through Yoga of the Mind Intuitive Meditation. RSVP at, ‘get started’ tab. David Stevens 303-668-2358 or davids@ Free Energy Clearings–5:30-6:45pm. 15-min Aura 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. David Stevens 303-668-2358 or

WEDNESDAY APRIL 10 Cryslas Singing Bowls and Deeksha–7-9pm. Stephen Pranger plays Crystal Singing Bowls and Corinthian Bells, producing powerful harmonic frequencies transporting you into deep, meditative states. $10/$15. Living Water Spiritual Community, 7401 W 59th Ave, Arvada. 720-935-4000 COLOUR MIRRORS in Denver–7-9pm. Demonstration of this exciting new psychology of color therapy, by Moira Bush from UK. Heal the stuck patterns in your life with these fascinating, faceted color bottles. Shining Lotus, 2178 S Colorado Blvd, Denver. $10.

savethedate PERFECT HEALTH-AYURVEDIC LIFESTYLE PROGRAM Pre-Registration deadline Tues April 16; Workshop Sat 4/27 & Sat 5/4 If you are coping with physical illness, emotional upset, chronic pain, job burnout, work-life imbalance or relationship stress, The Chopra Center-Perfect Health Lifestyle Program will help you heal. The program teaches you a powerful regimen of Ayurvedic practices and techniques designed to: *balance the mind-body-spirit *enhance nutrition *reduce emotional turbulence *restore vitality *re-awaken the senses. Ananda Yoga Therapy, Golden. Info or call 303-895-7298. Online registration, under Chopra.

SEMINARS WITH MICHAEL GAETA, DAC, MS, CDN Saturday May 4th: The Autoimmune Process: Causes and Natural Correction. Autoimmune conditions affect over 13% in the US. Sunday, May 5th: Understanding Lab Tests and their Nutritional Applications. Essential blood, urine and hair mineral tests; focus on cardiovascular, thyroid, adrenal, inflammation and immune systems. Both seminars are 9am-6pm. For health professionals and the health-conscious public. 16 CEUs for LAc and DC. Early Bird discounts through 4/4. Check website for pricing details. or 303-329-6355.

PET ENERGY HEALINGS Saturday, May 11th, Noon-3pm Set aside some time for your wonderful pet. They are wonderful healers and sometimes they need a healing too. Just like people, they can hold onto energy that is no longer beneficial for them. Whether your pet is healthy 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. Bring your pet or a photo. Anita Destino, Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio, 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. 720-413-7303, or

OPEN HOUSE! COLORADO SCHOOL OF CLINCIAL HERBALISM Sunday, May 19, Noon-5:30pm Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism Open House! Everyone’s invited! Join us for an afternoon of FREE classes including plant walks; how to make gluten-free treats, flower essences, herbal body products; how to use kitchen herbs for natural health. Events happening all afternoon. FREE treats! Our gift to community! No registration required. 720-406-8609 or

THURSDAY APRIL 11 CCC: Consciousness Creatives Community Special Presentation–6:45-10pm. Monthly meetings to raise the consciousness of our planet through presentations and networking. Bring business cards, fliers, snack to share. $10. Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 W 59th Ave, Arvada. 303-731-6695.

FRIDAY APRIL 12 Hands-On-Healings–Healings by appt: 7 or 7:45pm. Healers from this spiritual training program will help to re-awaken the communication between the physical and spiritual body. This valuable communication allows you to heal and assists you in creating physical, mental, emotional and spiritual change. Allow 3040 mins for your healing. Suggested donation $20. Inner Insight Institute, 1711 S Pearl St, Denver. RSVP 303-232-9252, or Trance Medium Healing Clinic–7pm. Open Channeling 7-7:30ish, Free. Followed by Healings $10. Facilitates re-alignment and cleansing of the spiritual body. Involves channeling, energy readings and intense individual clearings. NEW LOCATION! Rocky Mountain Miracle Center, 1939 S Monroe St, Denver. 303-282-9439 or

WAKE UP FESTIVAL August 14-18 The 2nd Annual Wake Up Festival presented by Sounds True is an opportunity for turbo-charged experiences of initiation, featuring more than 30 presenters over the course of 5 immersive days in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Leading spiritual teachers will join together with renowned healers, musicians, poets, yogis, dancers to accelerate personal transformation and spiritual awakening, collectively initiated into greater openness, authenticity, and flow. Pre-Festival Intensives Aug 12-14. Estes Park. Pre-reg by 5/1 SAVE $200.

A SUMMER OF HEALING IN GRAND LAKE Rocky Mountain Energy Healing Intensive: Aug 15-18. Great continuing education opportunity for reiki practitioners, massage therapists, energy healers and those interested in energy healing. Focuses on building energy healing skills/high sense perception abilities. 24 hrs massage CEUs. $545. Shadowcliff Healing Retreat: Aug 20-24. Take time to connect to the earth in new ways. Learn and practice energy healing skills for healers and anyone wanting to expand creative expression. 20 hrs massage CEUs. $625. From Core Star Energy healing School of Kansas City. John at 913-831-4422 or

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Attunement Workshop–thru 4/15. Learn Healing Energy Techniques, an art & way of life to enhance health & well-being; Taught by David Karchere. Sunrise Ranch, 100 Sunrise Ranch Rd, Loveland. 877-786-0078.

SUNDAY APRIL 14 A Channeled Healing Meditation–2-3pm. Barry Helm, psychic, channel, bodyworker and healer provides Activational Meditation to assist with your transformational process. Individual Treatments available after. Free. HEAL, 3063 Sterling Circle #1, Boulder. Barry Helm 513-289-3930 or Creative Problem Solving and Moving Past Limitations–10:30-11:30am. Eckankar Worship Service. Free. Denver ECK Center, 5800 E Evans Ave, Denver. 303-756-9287 or Aura Painting Class–11am-5pm. Learn to sense the energy field, spirits and guides in someone’s aura w/Lisa Lanyon. Secondary imagery. Take home 3 paintings of your own aura! $75. The Cloisters on Wadsworth, 2103 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood. Special Yoga Workshop–Noon-2pm. Begin with Vinyasa 1 practice (Sun Salutation A, B), playtime in Headstand, Scorpion and Sideplank 2/3, then Sun C, and hip/shoulder openers. $30 by 4/10, $35 after. Yama Yoga Village, 6818 S Dallas Way, Greenwood Village. 303-790-6081 or

TUESDAY APRIL 16 Free Energy Clearings–5:30-6:45pm. 15-min Aura 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. David Stevens 303-668-2358 or

WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 Oneness Blessing–5:30 p.m. Certified blessing givers will be offering Oneness Blessings, a non-denominational benediction that assists the recipient in a more heartfelt experience of Oneness and the Divine. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood or Intuitive Insights Class–7-9pm. Live with purpose, achieve your goals, get answers. Meditation and minireading w/Carol Garton, author, intuitive, spiritual teacher. $10. Full Moon Books and Event Center, 9106 W 6th Ave, Lakewood. Carol@DenverReadingCircle. com or


FRIDAY APRIL 19 Intro to Sacred Geometry–6:30-8:30pm. Discover the beauty and healing power of sacred geometry through the exploration and creation of the flower of life in this hands-on artistic workshop. Materials incl. $12. Heart of Oneness Center, 720 14th St, Golden. heartofonenesscenter@gmail.

SATURDAY APRIL 20 Moving Meditation: Vinyasa Fundamentals with Aubrey Hackman–Noon-2pm. Discover how the 8 Limb Path of Patanjali yoga is practiced fully within the vinyasa krama system. $30 by 4/15, $35 after. Yama Yoga Village, 6818 S Dallas Way, Greenwood Village. 303-790-6081 or In Living Color–Join us for a fun, free event and learn about how color influences us and everything we do. Psychic and energy healing sessions: $20/20 mins. Refreshments served. 720-443-3531 or Pendulum Dowsing & Earth Acupuncture–Sat & Sun, April 20-21, 10am-5pm. Boulder. Learn how to dowse the property and install copper L-rods to reduce stressful energy fields, resulting in greater health and well-being. $390 single or $300 couple. Cost includes tools to dowse and cure your home, training manual, pendulum, and book “In the Mind of a Master,” by Anderson and Spurling. Instructor Karen Rice King, Master Dowser, 303-665-0175 or Natural Health Topics Free Webinar–10am. Autoimmune Process: Causes and Natural Correction & Understanding Lab Tests and Nutritional Applications. For health professionals and the health-conscious public. With Michael Gaeta, DAc, MS, CDN, national speaker and clinician. Grand Opening Celebration! Brain Balance Achievement Center in Highlands Ranch and Golden–10am-3pm. FREE. 1211 Avery St, Ste 101, Golden or 1970 E County Line Rd., #G, Littleton (Sprouts Plaza). RSVP 303-278-1780 or

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MONDAY APRIL 22 Hands-On-Healings–Healings by appt 7 or 7:45pm. Healers from this spiritual training program will help to re-awaken the communication between the physical and spiritual body. This valuable communication allows you to heal and assists you in creating physical, mental, emotional and spiritual change. Allow 30-40 mins for your healing. Suggested donation $20. Inner Insight Institute, 1711 S Pearl St, Denver. RSVP 303232-9252, or Learn to Heal with Angels–5-wk course introduces you to your Guardian & Healing Angels to heal, release grief, guilt, addictions and habits to create the life you desire. Early/$185, Regular Price/$200 Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino, 720-4137303 or

TUESDAY APRIL 23 Easy, Active Yoga of the Mind Meditation–7:308:30pm. Explore meditation using the Yoga of the Mind methods with David Stevens. Forget all the stuffy ideas you have about meditation. $10, RSVP at, ‘get started’ tab. 303-668-2358 or Free Energy Clearings–5:30-6:45pm. 15-min Aura 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. David Stevens 303-668-2358 or

WEDNESDAY APRIL 24 Mindful Based Stress Reduction–6-8:30pm. This 8-wk, evidence-based program helps you access inner tools for facing life’s challenges with resilience, peace and clarity. $275/member; $325/non-member. Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York Str, Denver. 720-865-3580 or Spirit Guides 101–6-9pm. Learn about the different beings-in-spirit you can communicate with w/ Marcia Stanfield. Develop the ability to listen for messages from your unique spirit guides, including animal spirits. $45. ISIS Books & Gifts, 2775 S Broadway, Englewood.


SUNDAY APRIL 21 Community HU Song–10:30-11am. Hu is an ancient name for God sung for spiritual upliftment. Free. Eckankar Center of Denver 5800 E Evans Ave., Eckankar Center of Boulder Valley 1800 30th St., #208. 720-

The Macrobiotic Approach to Health and Vitality–A 2-day Life Changing Event with Warren Kramer, macrobiotic counselor, educator and cook. The Healing Power of Natural Foods $75; Good Food, Good Mood: The Connection Between

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Food and Emotional Health $50; The Energetics of Food and Cooking (cooking class)$100. $200 for all. Individual counseling available. Arapahoe Campus 660 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder. Warren Kramer, Registration Beautiful Skin Naturally with Non-Toxic Skin Care & Treatments–6pm. Medical Aesthetician Heather Evans discusses how you can effectively maintain and care for your skin. FREE. Clear Sky Medical 9085 E Mineral Circle #260, Centennial. RSVP 303–790–7860 or Thyroid Disorder Seminar–5:30pm. Learn how managing your thyroid can help you lose weight more easily, sleep better and gain the energy of your youth with Dr Steve Tashiro. FREE. HealthSource of Lakewood, 963 S Kipling Pkwy, Lakewood. 303-985-5540.

FRIDAY APRIL 26 Friday Cinema at Living Water Spiritual Community–7pm. Participate in discussions, viewpoints, life experiences and fun after the movie. Popcorn and candy are available. Love Offering. 7401 W 59th Ave, Arvada. Kay Ford Johnsen 720-933-4964 or

SATURDAY APRIL 27 Composting and Soil Building–10am-4pm. Interactive workshop gets down and dirty with the mysterious and fascinating world of the soil food web through information-packed lecture and hands-on activities. $60. GrowHaus 4751 York Str, Denver. 720-865-3580 or Perfect Health-Ayurvedic Lifestyle Program– Pre-Reg 4/16; Workshop Sat 4/27; Sat 5/4. If you are coping with physical illness, emotional upset, chronic pain, job burnout, work-life imbalance or relationship stress, The Chopra Center-Perfect Health Lifestyle Program will help you heal. Powerful regimen of Ayurvedic practices and techniques designed to: *balance the mind-body-spirit *enhance nutrition *reduce emotional turbulence *restore vitality *re-awaken the senses. Ananda Yoga Therapy, Golden. Info anandayt3@gmail. com or call 303-895-7298. Online registration, under Chopra. Healthy Eating Fair @ Cherry Creek Athletic Club–1-4pm. Healthy, non-gluten, non-GM foods, education and ideas. Demonstrations, samples and discounts. Open to the public. FREE. Cherry Creek Athletic Club, 500 S Cherry St, Glendale. Deb 303929-4972 or

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for Conscious Living, 7401 West 59th, Arvada. 303731-6695. Thyroid Disorder Seminar–10am. Learn how managing your thyroid can help you lose weight more easily, sleep better and gain the energy of your youth with Dr Steve Tashiro. FREE. HealthSource of Lakewood, 963 S Kipling Pkwy, Lakewood. 303-985-5540.

SUNDAY APRIL 28 FREE Intro into your Intuition–Noon-1:30pm. Ready to relieve stress, achieve your goals with less effort and enjoy a calmer lifestyle? FREE class to access your intuition through Yoga of the Mind Intuitive Meditation. RSVP, ‘get started’ tab. David Stevens 303-668-2358 or davids@

Improve your Energy Boundaries with Grounding and Centering–2-4pm. Cont’d 5/5. Eliminate worry and stress in 10 mins/day for people with “busy minds” and people-intense professions. $39. RSVP, ‘Workshop’ tab. Yoga of the Mind, 8 E 1st Ave, #103, Denver. David Stevens 303-668-2358. The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity with Edwene Gaines–2pm. An ordained Unity minister with one-of-a kind humor and joy, Edwene shares the keys to creating an abundant life. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood or

TUESDAY APRIL 30 Physical Health of Psychics–6-8pm. Physical

looking ahead 2013 MAY 3 Sunrise Ranch Spring Concerts–thru 5/4; Saturday Night. Tierro Band and Sea Stars; Sat Workshop; Friday Night Artist TBA. Sunrise Ranch Dome, 100 Sunrise Ranch Rd, Loveland. 877-786-0078.

MAY 4 The Autoimmune Process: Causes and Natural Correction–9am-6pm. Presented by Michael Gaeta, DAc, MS, CDN. Autoimmune conditions affect over 13% in the US. For health professionals; health-conscious public. 16 CEUs Lac, DC. Early Bird through 4/4. or 303 329 6355.

MAY 5 Drumming & Journey Circle for Adults and Parents with Children–10:30am-Noon. Karen Rice King, Shamanic Healer & Teacher for 30 years, will lead us in drumming and experiencing ancient practices of indigenous people. Ongoing group will meet the 1st Sunday of each month. Snacks & beverages included. Adults $20, parent + child $30. Community Holistic Health Center, 409 S. Public Rd., Lafayette. For details, call 303-665-0175 or see Understanding Lab Tests and their Nutritional Applications–9am-6pm. Presented by Michael Gaeta, DAc, MS, CDN. Essential blood, urine and hair mineral tests; focus on various systems. For

health is important for the psychic sense to function optimally. Seminar provides health information to support your psychic abilities: nutrition; exercise; bodywork; pineal support(3rd eye); food sensitivities and hormones. $25. The Cloisters on Wadsworth, 2103 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood. Karen Fox, psychic, medical intuitive, bodyworker and Director of Aspen Program for Psychic Development has been studying nutrition and holistic health for over 40 years. Free Energy Clearings–5:30-6:45pm. 15-min Aura 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. David Stevens 303-668-2358 or


health professionals, health-conscious public. 16 CEUs Lac, DC. Early Bird through 4/4. or 303 329 6355.

MAY 6 Thriving Community Program–thru 6/10. Learn how Conscious Living in Communities & Businesses are creating Sustainable Prosperity. Sunrise Ranch Dome, 100 Sunrise Ranch Rd, Loveland. 877-786-0078. or

MAY 18 Soul Retrieval & our Energetic System– 1-3pm. Presented by Karen Rice King, Shamanic Healer & Teacher for 30 years. Talk and demonstration of Chakras and ancient and modern way Soul Retrieval enables us to be whole by “collecting” parts missing from illness or trauma. Snacks & beverages included. Adults $20, children 12-17, $10. Community Holistic Health Center, 409 S Public Rd, Lafayette. For more info call Karen at 303-665-0175 or see

MAY 27 Barbara Marx Hubbard Spiritual Leadership Awards Ceremony–w/ Neal Donald Walsh by Humanity’s Team; Dinner & Ceremony. Sunrise Ranch, 100 Sunrise Ranch Rd, Loveland. 877-7860078.

Life Field Conference–thru 6/29. Thrive in the Rhythm of Life. Our Second Conference in the Radiant Field Series. Outdoor Event with Sacred Ceremonialists from all over the world. Sunrise Ranch, 100 Sunrise Ranch Rd, Loveland. 877-7860078.

AUGUST 14-18 Wake Up Festival–Join leading spiritual teachers, renowned healers, musicians, poets, yogis, dancers to accelerate personal transformation and spiritual awakening presented by Sounds True. Pre-Festival Intensives Aug 12-14. Estes Park, CO. Pre-reg by 5/1 SAVE $200.

AUG 15-18 Rocky Mountain Energy Healing Intensive–CE’s for reiki practitioners, massage therapists, energy healers or anyone. Build energy healing skills/high sense perception abilities. 3 days/4 nights. 24 hrs massage CEUs. $545. From Core Star Energy healing School of Kansas City. John at 913-831-4422 or

AUG 20-24 Shadowcliff Healing Retreat: Connecting, Grounding, Soaring–Connect to the earth in new ways. Learn and practice energy healing skills for healers and anyone wanting to expand creative expression. 4 nights/5 days. 20 hrs massage CEUs. $625. From Core Star Energy healing School of Kansas City. John at 913-831-4422 or

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Sustainable Solutions Meetup/Thrive Movement Solutions Group–7-9pm. Support mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods. All interested parties invited. See Sustainable Solutions Meetup or Journeys for Conscious Living 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695.

Healing Clinic–5-6:30pm. Aura healing/chakra balancing. A healing can be received to maintain well-being or help with an acute or chronic illness. Free. Psychic Horizons Center, 5485 Conestoga Ct, Boulder. 303-440-7171 or

Tai Chi Open House–11am-Noon. Learn about Tai Chi and its health benefits. This is the perfect practice to strengthen the mind-body connection. Free. Body & Brain 4274 S Chambers Rd, Aurora. 303-400-5323 or

Free Energy Clearings–5:30-6:45pm. 15-min Aura 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. David Stevens 303-6682358 or

Aura Clearing/Chakra-Balancing Healing Clinic– NEW TIME! 1-2pm. A healing is like a psychic shower where unnecessary energy is cleared and clarity and contentment are restored. Free. Grad student minireadings available after clinic- $10/10mins. Inner Connection Institute North Side location, 4325 Harlan St, Wheat Ridge. 303-257-4797 or

Find Your Center at Your Center– The region’s first Young Living Retail & Resource Room. Learn how Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils can transform your life! Exciting health benefits as seen in the news, used in hospitals nationwide and now at your fingertips! Offering essential oils Massage By Appt Only. $45/1 hour Massage Special! Resource Room Also By Appt Only.1075 S. Yukon Street, Suite 340, Lakewood. 303518-3515.

daily Tour Church of Scientology* Public Information Center–9am-9:30pm. What is Scientology? Dare to find out for yourself. Self-guided tours daily. All religions and beliefs welcome. 2340 Blake St, Denver. 303-789-7668 or Free Personality Test–9am-10pm. Are you curious about you? What are your strengths? What is holding you back? Find out today! 2340 Blake Str., Denver. 303-789-7668. .

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thursdays Aura and Chakra Healings–6-7pm. 10-min energy cleanse and release negative thoughts, emotions, pain and fear. Replenish your own positive energy and feel great! FREE. Boulder Psychic Institute, 1332 Pearl St, Boulder. 303-530-0920 or Psychic Readings–7-8:30pm. By appt. Learn about your soul essence, past lives, and aura. Questions


Hubbard Dianetics* Seminar–9am-6pm. 2-day seminar. English/Spanish. Learn how to get rid of the unknown source of unreasonable fears, upsets and insecurities to remove barriers stopping you from achieving your goals. $100, incl Dianetics book, lunch, snacks. 2340 Blake St, Denver. RSVP

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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 a Free Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing held every Wednesday from 6-7 pm, open to everyone.

VIBRATIONAL ALIGNMENT HEALING with ZACH REHDER 303-669-4827 Have you tried everything to heal a condition? I specialize in the “stuff” that nobody else can figure out. I have been given a gift that creates space in other’s bodies. Space dissolves the energetic blocks, boundaries, and stagnation in bodies. It goes to the very root cause of a condition. Stress does not exist in space. It creates ease and joy in bodies. It does not function from what can be understood in this reality. See ad page 16.

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LIFE TRANSFORMATION BJ BROWN, MSW, CIBP Body-Centered Psychotherapist, Shamanic Practitioner, Reiki Master In Boulder 303-808-4006 We create a compassionate and powerful container in which you discover the source of your well being Discover a deeper sense of wholeness, integrity, passion and joy. BJ Brown brings her commitment, presence, humor and expertise in the areas of relationship, trauma, spirituality, life transition, addiction, and body-mind awareness. Retreats, long distance consultations and healings also offered. Read my recently published book, “The Six Gates of Completion - A Companion in Life’s Transitions”, available on my website, Kindle, The Boulder Bookstore, and The Tattered Cover. Begin your life transformation today!

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Discovering the Genius Within! Join us on this exciting journey. We’ll help you find that place within, bursting with music and waiting to be discovered and expressed through the keyboard. Instruction is presented in a manner which will advance the student’s skill and enjoyment as rapidly as possible. This special instruction will help the student understand harmony and theory and use that knowledge to play beautiful music. PIANO MARVEL: This new computer interactive piano course is used for interested students in the Keyboard Magic Studio. It is fun and dynamically instructive.

Identify your core issues and apply your own inner strengths to address them. 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 strongly believes that every client has within themselves the resources to address and resolve conflicts. Fees based on ability to pay/sliding scale. No insurance/ credit cards. Flexible scheduling.

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SPIRITUAL COUNSELOR RENEE ELLIS, MA CMT Psychotherapy, Intuitive Counseling Past Life Therapy, Energy Healing Located in Central Denver 720-984-9575 Release the past, create the future and experience your life from a whole new perspective. Move into a rich and joyful life with guidance and support as you travel through significant life transitions, transform grief, and find clarity about your life path and purpose. Renee is a unique guide who weaves together traditional counseling techniques with intuitive abilities, energy healing, personalized Bach Flower Essence formulas and past life therapy without regression. Her focus is on grief and loss, life transitions, finding and stepping onto one’s path, spiritual development, releasing phobias and healing from chronic pain. Individual sessions and classes. Free 30-minute consultation.

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John of God is known as one of the most powerful healing mediums in the world. At his spiritual hospital in Brazil, he attracts thousands of people from all over the world in search of profound healing. Susie Verde is a native Brazilian official guide with over seven years experience, who regularly brings groups to see John of God and gives public talks at his Center. In service locally, her John of God Circle of Boulder meets most Tuesdays of the year. Come for the community support and immerse yourself in the current of this remarkable healing energy from Brazil. See ad page 22.

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INNER CONNECTION INSTITUTE CHURCH OF INFINITE SPIRIT Main Office: inside Balanced Body Center 975 Lincoln St, Ste 202, Denver Denver: 303-282-9439 Wheat Ridge: 303-257-4797 Create the life you desire through our easy, effective, supportive techniques. A non-denominational, spiritual sanctuary offering clairvoyant reading and healing services, meditation classes, psychic development programs, ministerial services, and ordination programs. Locations in Denver and Wheat Ridge. Free aura clearing and chakra balancing in Wheat Ridge every Saturday 1:00 - 2:00pm. Free open channel clinic in Denver at the Rocky Mtn Miracle Center on the 2nd Fridays of the month at 7pm. Spiritual Services on 1st Sundays at RMMC, 1:30pm. Everyone Welcome! Call for more information. 303-2829439. See ad page 25.

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April 2013 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 2013 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...