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s we gear up for back to school, it’s a good time to remember how important it is to keep your focus on your driving. It is far too easy for complacency to set in as we strap in, turn on the a/c and the stereo, feeling safe and detached behind our airbags and soundproof windows… and then reach for our cell phone. I know for myself that I’ve stopped driving and using the cell phone at all. There have been a few times I have thanked my lucky stars that I didn’t cause an accident while looking down or conversing with someone. The fact is, we have an incredible amount of people recreating on the roads here in Colorado, and with kids going back to school soon, I don’t want to be one of the ones who remembers every day for the rest of my life that I’ve hurt some innocent person. Here’s the law in Colorado on cell phone use; and if you’re traveling this summer, it might be worth it to check out the laws in the state in which you are traveling. Better yet, don’t use cell phones at all while driving. One mistake, one second of being distracted, could radically change your life and someone else’s.

CELL PHONE USE Novice drivers in Colorado - drivers younger than 18 – are prohibited from using cell phones (handheld or hands-free) while driving. The exceptions for novice drivers are: reporting a fire, reporting a traffic accident in which one or more injuries are apparent, reporting a serious road hazard, reporting a medical or hazardous materials emergency, reporting a person who is driving in a reckless, careless, or otherwise unsafe manner.

TEXTING All drivers are prohibited from texting while driving. Colorado’s texting bill prohibits use of a wireless telephone for texting except for “emergencies.” An emergency is defined as a situation in which the person texting “has reason to fear for such person’s life or safety or believes that a criminal act may be perpetrated against such person or another person” or someone who is reporting “a fire, a traffic accident in which one or more injuries are apparent, a serious road hazard, a medical or hazardous materials emergency, or a person who is driving in a reckless, careless, or otherwise unsafe manner.” To be convicted of a violation of the law, a law enforcement officer must see the person texting.

FINES According to the law the fines will be as follows: $50 fine plus a $6 surcharge for a First Offense; $100 fine plus a $6 surcharge for a Second Offense. Colorado’s cell phone and texting laws are considered “primary” laws. A primary law means that an officer can pull you over for the offense without having to witness some other violation. That is, the officer sees you texting and issues a citation.

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

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by Debra Melani

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No-Fuss, Stay-Trim Strategies by Matthew Kadey

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20 IMPROVING IMMUNITY

Natural Ways to Keep Kids Well by Kathleen Barnes

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newsbriefs Clear Sky Medical Adds Nurse Practitioner

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lear Sky Medical in Centennial is pleased to announce Tracy Wolfe as their new Nurse practitioner. She is specially trained in risk factor analysis for heart disease. Wolfe will be presenting a lecture on Heart Disease Risk Factors Thursday, August 23 at 6pm to teach the importance of comprehensive advanced testing and discuss ways to reduce the risk for heart disease through various treatments. The presentation is free. Clear Sky Medical, 9085 E Mineral Circle #260, Centennial. RSVP 303–790–7860 or ClearSkyMedical.com. See ad page 2.

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aoist Master Yun Xiang Tseng (Master Chen) will lead a Daoist meditation retreat August 9-12 at the Aspen Lodge in Estes Park. The retreat will focus on “returning to simplicity and living your true nature,” according to event organizer Kristina Naldjian. Master Chen brings his expertise in the ancient Daoist healing arts such as Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Alchemy, Philosophy, Mysticism, Healing and Kung Fu. He studied at the Wu Dang Monastery from age six and was one of the youngest masters ever to walk out of the mountain at age 16. His teacher, Grandmaster Li, tasked him with bringing Wu Dang Taoism to the West. “Chen is a passionate, patient teacher and guide. His transmission is not simply intellectual but truly experiential and alive. His greatest wish is to share his knowledge and gifts to help others on their journey of self-empowerment, spiritual awakening, and lasting joy,” said Naldjian. Contact Kristina Naldjian at 970-232-5171, wudang_ lotus@yahoo.com or wudangtao.com. See ad page 8.

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he Federal Housing Administration (FHA) makes it easier for consumers to go solar with the Title 1 FHA loan for home improvement. Making your home more energy efficient and comfortable is a great way to save money and reduce your impact on Colorado’s environment. Rooftop solar, solar gardens, and solar hot water save money by reducing your utility bills, and improve the comfort and re-sale value of your home. They also protect you against future energy rate hikes. You may qualify for local rebates to reduce your costs even further. Elevations Credit Union in Boulder is one local bank approved by HUD (Housing and Urban Development) to offer the program to residents of Boulder/Denver County. Minimum documentation and no appraisal required. Fixed rates start as low as 2.75% APR with 36, 60, 84 or 120 month terms. Loans start at $500 to a maximum of $25,000. Call Eric at Golden Solar 720-278-5253 for details and to review your financing options. Visit their booth at the Pro Challenge Bike Race Expo in Golden, Aug 25 & 26 for a site assessment on the spot. Goldensolar.net. See ad, page 12.

briefbriefs Denver’s A-List Voting Ends Aug 17–The Denver A-List pits 7,800 businesses against each other to be named best in Denver. Community votes determine the outcome and categories include Arts and Entertainment, Pets, Meals, and more. Vote for The Misha May Foundation as Best Training under Pets. Denveralist.cityvoter.com. Healthy Fundraising Idea–RightResponse is a line of first-aid readiness products created as a fundraising tool for schools and organizations to replace unhealthy junk food fundraisers. Contact Laura at Laura.Skinkle@myrightresponse.com or 541-3909960. RightResponse.com.

NEW OFFERINGS BY LOCAL AUTHORS: I See Your Soul Mate by Sue Frederick of Boulder (St. Martin’s Press; September 18) is a step-by-step guide to finding your soul mate and brings a fresh perspective to love. Use intuitive recognition to guide you flawlessly to love. careerintuitive.org. Speaking Your Truth by Andrea Costantine and Lisa Schultz of Denver is the third and final volume and will be released Tues, Aug 28. speakingyourtruthbook.com. Be Your Best Self: Yoga for Families is a collaborative effort by Ruth Sharon of Centennial, her daughter Alyssa Sharon and granddaughter Hannah Green that includes local Colorado photography by Bill Green. bestselfyoga.com. Sarah McLean and other pioneers in the field of consciousness are speaking September 13-16 during the Creative Field Conference at Sunrise Ranch. The conference will explore the existing field of collective awareness and energy—“the creative field”—and the science behind it. thecreativefield.org/2012-conference.

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hat do white tea, witch hazel and rose extract—long used as natural aids for preserving youth and well-being—have in common? They all possess potential health and beauty properties that could be simply too good to ignore, say scientists from London’s Kingston University. The researchers, working in collaboration with British beauty brand Neal’s Yard Remedies, tested 21 plant extracts and discovered that their naturally occurring substances may offer new treatments to block the progression of inflammation. The findings are promising as potential treatments for aging skin, as well as more serious illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, arthritis, neurodegenerative conditions and cardiovascular and pulmonary problems. Using human cells as their model, the researchers applied three different concentrations of white tea (freeze-dried powder), witch hazel (dried herb) and rose extract (in a medicinal tincture) to see what effect the mixtures might have on suppressing the rogue enzymes and oxidants that play key roles in cellular inflammation and aging. All three remedies were remarkably effective in keeping inflammation in check. Whenever inflammation starts—whether as a simple cut to a finger, exposure to the sun, chemicals or pollutants, or irritation due to an arthritic joint—the body begins to produce a protein compound called interleukin 8 that exacerbates the process. The three substances tested appear to successfully interfere with this. White tea displayed the most marked results.

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esearch from the Ecology Center, a nonprofit environmental organization, discloses that more than half of low-cost metal adult and children’s jewelry contain large amounts of toxic chemicals, including lead, cadmium, nickel, chromium and chlorine (from polyvinyl chloride, or PVC). The report notes that these chemicals have been linked in animal and some human studies to acute allergies and long-term health impacts such as birth defects, impaired learning, liver toxicity and cancer. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, young children should not be given or allowed to play with cheap metal jewelry, especially when unsupervised. Source: HealthyStuff.org

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ew research is turning up another natural remedy to mend what ails us. Native to both North America and Europe and historically appreciated by Hippocrates as “nature’s medicine chest,” elderberries are especially rich in antioxidants, putting them near the top of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) list. Both the flowers and fruit are used to make tea, juice, wine, preserves and nutraceutical products to treat a variety of ills. International herbalist James Duke, Ph.D., author of The Green Pharmacy, recognizes the elderberry’s age-old reputation as a remedy for viral infections and for treating cough, flu and tonsillitis. It’s even being studied for its activity against HIV and for regulating blood sugar. Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia are examining its potential for preventing strokes and prostate cancer, reducing inflammation and boosting resistance to infectious diseases. They’re set to host the first International Symposium on the Elderberry, from June 9 to 14, 2013. Terry Durham, a farmer and conservationist in Ashland, Missouri, describes elderberries—which are typically harvested in late August through early September—as “the superfruit in our own backyard.”

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esearch presented in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the 25th anniversary meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, suggests that poor sleep hygiene is associated with a lower grade-point average, both in high school and college. This can be prevented, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, by cultivating habits and behaviors that promote healthy sleep, such as establishing a relaxing bedtime routine and avoiding ingesting caffeine during the afternoon and at night.

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healthbriefs Empowering Your Child’s Self-Definition

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By Jodi Schwartz

ver time, words, which are creations, become truths - a paradigm for existence. Saying, “it’s just the way it is”, or “I can’t”, or “I’m not” keeps you stuck in that paradigm. You hold the power, through language, to alter that existence. It’s possible you create a similarly defined paradigm for your children when you offer your opinions about who perceive them to be, setting parameters and limitation. This is a dangerous game because you don’t know the possibilities that exist within them. You probably don’t even realize you are setting these limitations. However, when your words hit their ears, they hear an authoritative limitation, and are struck with a realization (that may or may not be true) that something is or isn’t possible. When the language you use creates limiting paradigms, the possibility of your children creating self-definition can be killed off. When you wish to acknowledge a particular strength or weakness you perceive in your child (as opposed to defining it for them): Offer an observation; say that it seems they enjoy doing or being_______________ or you noticed they seem to be struggling doing or being_________; Ask if your observation rings true with your child; Ask how your child feels about that strength or weakness; Affirm his or her feelings and explore the possibilities or limitations they see. Your children do not need you to define who they are; they need you to provide them with a foundation of confidence upon which they can fill in that definition. Consider where else in your relationships these kinds of limiting declarations arise. Chances are there are few floating around your work and personal spheres. Jodi Schwartz, JD, is a Certified Life Coach in Boulder. www.TheConsciousMoment.com

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Monsanto Weed Killer Causes Animal Mutations

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

Better Doggie Bags Want Not, Waste Not The New York Times estimates that 78 million dogs produce more than 10.6 million tons of dung annually. To tackle the growing problem of unhygienic doggie doo-doo, about which USA Today reports, “At some beaches, dogs help raise bacteria levels so high that visitors must stay out of the water,” operators of Allan H. Treman Marine State Park, in Ithaca, New York, started a project in 2009 to compost the waste in its dog park. Plastic bags that don’t decompose easily end up in landfills, so park officials began placing corn-based, compostable bags in dispensers. A local company, Cayuga Compost, picks up the waste weekly for processing and deposits it into a pile mixed with yard and wood waste at a nearby composting site. In 18 months, the company composted 12 tons of dog waste from the park. Lab tests have shown that the compost is pathogen-free and has a high-nutrient profile that is perfect for flowers, shrubs and trees. Cayuga Program Manager Mark Whiting calls it a great example of upcycling—taking something that is otherwise considered worthless and turning it into a product with higher value. Note: ZeroWasteUSA.com and similar entities provide complete sustainable systems for pet waste disposal; biodegradable bags are widely available at retail.

The world’s most popular weed killer, Monsanto’s Roundup, a systemic, broadspectrum herbicide, can induce morphological changes in vertebrate skeletal animals, say U.S. biologists studying its effect on amphibians. A study by University of Pittsburgh researchers says the poison, tested in environmentally relevant concentrations, caused the shapes of two species of amphibians to change. The study is the first to show these dangerous consequences. The presence of predators can cause tadpoles to change shape by altering their stress hormones, but similar shape changes seen after exposure to Roundup suggest the weed killer may interfere with the hormones of tadpoles, and potentially, many other animals. The development is important because amphibians not only serve as a barometer of an ecosystem’s health, but also as an indicator of potential dangers to other species in the food chain, including humans.

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while teens dismiss outfits when fashions change. Adults often have closets full of items from when they weighed less. Here are 10 commonsense ways to redress the problem and lighten the family’s ecological footprint. Wash only as needed. Avoid wasting energy and water by washing clothing only when it’s dirty, rather than after a single gentle wearing; then drip- or line-dry. Go unisex for tots. Siblings can wear family hand-me-downs and share basic items like shirts and pants. Share. Family members, friends and neighbors can swap perfectly wearable fashions when they tire of them. Help strangers. Charitable nonprofits, detailed on websites like DressFor Success.org (women’s business attire) OneWorldRunning.com (athletic gear sent to developing countries) and SalvationArmyUSA.org (caring for the homeless), all have on-the-ground networks in place to redistribute goods. Give it back. Some brands take back and recycle their products. Nike (NikeReuseAShoe.com), for instance,

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y the end of the day, I could hardly walk. My feet would be screaming,” relates Lynn Deen, 66, of Mio, Michigan, describing dealing with Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis in both heels. “I struggled with it for four years. I tried everything, from conventional treatments to complementary therapies. Nothing touched it.” Then Deen listened to an online interview about earthing, a therapy that involves connecting with the Earth’s electrical field, either through skinto-ground contact (barefoot strolls) or by using home grounding products available online. Motivated by a yearning to maintain her active lifestyle, she decided to try it. Three months later, she attested, “My heels were completely normal.” And because she opted to use a special earthing bedsheet, Deen says MileHighNaturalAwakenings.com

her husband benefited, too. “We have better sleep, less snoring and a better sense of well-being,” she reports. Theoretically, because the waterabundant human body is a good electrical conductor, such grounding allows negatively charged free electrons, which are rife on the Earth’s surface, to enter the body and scour it for free radicals: those positively charged particles that may cause disease and inflammation. “Most of the diseases today are related to chronic inflammation,” says Dr. Martin Gallagher, a physician and chiropractor who heads Medical Wellness Associates, a large integrative medicine clinic in Jeannette, Pennsylvania. “That inflammation is considered to be the buildup of positive electrons. The Earth’s free electrons neutralize these chemical buzz bombs, called free


radicals, bringing the body back to homeostasis. It is that state of equilibrium that allows the body to heal.” Today’s lifestyles have nearly eliminated that natural healing effect, says James Oschman, director of the Nature’s Own Research Association, in Dover, New Hampshire. “When I was a kid, my shoes came off in the spring and didn’t come back on until fall,” Oschman recalls. Today, almost everybody wears plastic-soled shoes, rides in vehicles and hangs out indoors on carpet and wood or tiled floors, completely blocking these free electrons, which Oschman maintains are the most effective and efficient antioxidants available. He states, “We’ve experienced a total disconnect.” His claim is supported by small studies that are beginning to accumulate, indicating the potential benefits of grounding. Here is a sampling of the findings, from The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Helped the body’s natural healing response. Researchers compared physiological changes during a two-hour grounding session of 14 men and 14 women and then a two-hour sham ses-

sion. Changes in respiration and heart rates plus blood oxygenation within 20 minutes of grounding appeared to aid the healing process, reports lead author Gaetan Chevalier, Ph.D., director of the Earthing Institute. He notes that as in previous studies, subjects with acute inflammation experienced less swelling, redness, heat and pain. Improved sleep and reduced pain and stress. Researchers grounded 12 patients looking for these benefits while they slept. Comparing their cortisol levels (a stress-related hormone) prior to the eight-week study with results from periodic retesting and follow-up interviews, they found that grounding reduced nighttime levels of cortisol and better aligned its secretion with the body’s natural 24-hour circadian rhythm, which is important for sleep. Subjects reported improvements in all three areas. Decreased muscle pain. Researchers looked at blood counts and chemistry in eight active exercisers, following routines that assured muscle soreness. Four subjects treated with grounding techniques showed a boosted immune response and reported reduced pain.

Oschman says that some professional athletes swear by the practice, including members of four U.S. Tour de France teams (between 2003 and 2007) that were grounded nightly during the competitions. Gallagher, who estimates that 70 percent of his patients consciously practice grounding, sees improvement in conditions including heart disease, arthritis, chronic pain, autoimmune diseases, chronic fatigue syndrome, attention deficit disorder, allergies, asthma, menopausal symptoms, sleep apnea and jet lag. Judged safe for all ages, blood-thinners present the only known complication, so heart patients should consult their doctors. “This is like the relationship of vitamin D from sunlight,” concludes Gallagher. “We are receiving something that is integral to our design, part of our nature. Earthing isn’t an intellectual concept; it’s a necessity of life.” Freelance journalist Debra Melani writes about health, medicine and fitness from Lyons, CO. Connect at Debra Melani.com or DMelani@msn.com.

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The un-family meal

Healthy Eating, Family-Style No-Fuss, Stay-Trim Strategies by Matthew Kadey

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n exhausting routine of early morning wakeups, soccer practices and work deadlines makes it understandably easy to put healthy family eating on the back burner. As more time-strapped families adopt drive-through dining, it’s no surprise that weight scales nationwide are buckling under the pressure. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, more than a third of American adults are obese. But the expanding-waistline epidemic impacts far more than just the quality of life among adults. A report in the Journal of the American Medical Association states that 16 percent of children are either overweight or obese, with another 16 percent knocking on the door.

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According to Sally Phillips, a registered dietitian and nutrition expert at Ohio’s Akron Children’s Hospital, a child that has an unhealthy body weight not only often has self-esteem issues, but is also at increased risk for Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, elevated blood cholesterol and triglycerides, plus orthopedic challenges; all health problems that possibly could impact life expectancy. More, childhood obesity that progresses into adulthood has been linked to increased artery wall thickness—a marker for atherosclerosis. Because many overweight children become plump adults, lifestyle modification at an early age is vital. Try these no-fuss strategies from experts to overcome today’s pitfalls to attaining family nutrition. MileHighNaturalAwakenings.com

The sit-down meal is an endangered family function, thanks to hectic schedules, time spent with TV, video games, the Internet and other electronic devices, as well as the perceived uncool factor of noshing with the folks. Yet studies show that family meals foster communication and usually lead to higher intakes of calcium- and fiber-rich fruits and vegetables, plus lower amounts of unhealthy fats, sugar and sodium, says Keith-Thomas Ayoob, Ed.D., a registered dietitian and associate clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in New York. A supporting study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association confirmed that tykes that took in fewer family meals (and watched more TV) were more likely to be overweight. University of Minnesota researchers found that adolescent girls that ate often with their family were less prone to use cigarettes, alcohol and drugs. Try this: Commit to a sit-down meal most days of the week, suggests Registered Dietitian Brenda J. Ponichtera, author of Quick and Healthy Recipes and Ideas. Don’t overlook breakfast as potential family time as well, counsels Ayoob. “Kids that eat a well-balanced breakfast do better in school, have improved vitamin and mineral intake and are more likely to maintain a healthy body weight.”

Liquid calories Today’s average American household obtains more than 20 percent of its daily calories from beverages; on average, soft drinks alone account for 8 percent of adolescents’ calorie intake. The rise in beverage consumption has mirrored the country’s slide toward rounder body shapes. “Satiety is less when you drink calories versus eating the same calories in foods, because drinks empty from the stomach quicker,” advises Phillips. “The extra calories from liquids can easily exceed what the body can use.” The worst culprits are “liquid candy” such as soda and energy, sport and sweetened fruit drinks. In a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Harvard researchers


confirmed that a greater intake of these beverages leads to weight gain in adults and children. “Plus, most sweetened drinks don’t have much nutritional value,” says Ayoob. Although they contain important vitamins, even fruit juices, such as orange, cranberry and apple, still pack a lot of concentrated sugars. Try this: Phillips recommends limiting empty-calorie sweetened beverages and replacing them with unsweetened choices like low-fat milk, homemade iced tea and filtered water jazzed up with lemon or lime. Keep daily intake of fruit juice between four to eight ounces, and focus on eating whole fruits, instead. “You can also freeze natural fruit juice in ice-cube trays,” says Phillips. “Pop these into [a glass of] water for a hint of sweet flavor.” Send children to school or camp with a reusable, BPAfree water container (stainless steel works well) so they get in the aquadrinking habit. Also consider stocking the fridge with refreshing, potassiumrich coconut water.

Chicken again? Never before has such a variety of foods been more readily available. Still, too many families fall into the trap of preparing the same familiar eats— like spaghetti, chicken, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on white bread—week in and week out. When children are repeatedly presented with the same foods, they don’t learn to appreciate new flavors and textures, which reinforces a picky palate and a fear of unfamiliar dishes, says Ayoob. From a body weight standpoint, an article published in Science suggests that when the brain isn’t gratified by food—which can happen when the fam-

ily eats roast chicken for the fourth time in the same week—people are more likely to make midnight kitchen raids and add to their total calorie intake. Try this: Once a week, have a new-food-of-the-week meal, featuring healthy ingredients such as quinoa, lean bison or kale, paired with family favorites, to encourage branching out. “Don’t throw in the towel if your child emphatically refuses it at the start. Research shows that it can take 10 or more times before a new food is accepted by a finicky eater,” advises Phillips, a mother of two. She also suggests letting kids loose in the produce department to pick a new fresh item they are curious about, and then involving them in its preparation, so they are more likely to try it. “Or, substitute a familiar food, like apples, with pears,” Ayoob recommends.

Snack attacks With so much unhealthy snack food marketed toward kids, it’s easy for youngsters to graze their way to a bigger waistline. Findings shared by Italian university researchers in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition specifically link savory, energy-dense snack foods with childhood obesity. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that the percentage of American children eating three regular meals a day has decreased over the past 25 years, while consumption of high-calorie, snacktype foods has gone up. “Unhealthy snacking can have an impact on academic performance, energy levels and weight,” Ayoob remarks. Try this: Don’t push the panic button if a child looks a little heavy while he

or she is still growing, but it never hurts to give the household pantry and fridge an overhaul. First, get rid of nutrient-devoid chips, cookies and soda. “Replace them with healthier, portable fuel like nuts, baby carrots, low-fat string cheese and cottage cheese, yogurt and dried fruit,” suggests Ayoob. This does away with the good-versus-bad food battle on the home front. Ponichtera likes keeping a bowl of varicolored seasonal fruit on the counter for when kids return home ravenous. She also recommends offering sliced veggies and fruit with tasty and nutritious yogurt, guacamole or hummus dip, or making after-school smoothies, using frozen fruit, healthy, low-fat milk and yogurt. Because watching TV—including commercials extolling unhealthy foods—provides prime opportunities for mindless snacking (various studies link excess TV time with elevated body fat), consider pulling the plug after an hour. If snacking must be done in front of the tube, Ponichtera likes natural, unbuttered popcorn, deeming it excellent because it’s whole-grain, low in calories and high in filling fiber.

Meals in a hurry The desire for something quick may be why half of total U.S. food expenditures today go to meals prepared outside the home. Studies suggest that the more we purchase fast food, the greater our girth. “This should come as no surprise, because what is often ordered is mostly out-of-control portions, higher in calories, fat, sugar and salt, than what would be served at home,” says Ayoob.

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Even shunning the all-too-familiar drive-through for a smarter option could pack on pounds. Researchers reported in the Journal of Consumer Research that an individual is likely to underestimate the calories in a meal marketed by a restaurant as healthier, than those in a meal from a perceived offender. This mistake often leads to overeating through purchasing extra or bigger side orders, suggest the study’s authors. University of Minnesota research suggests that adolescent members of families that rely on fewer than three purchased meals per week are more likely to consume healthier beverages and vegetables with meals and less prone to indulge in soda and chips at home. Try this: Skip the fast food outlets and open The Joy of Cooking. “Preparing more home-cooked meals is all about planning and implementing time-saving strategies,” says Ponichtera. Take time during the weekend to create dinner menus for the coming week, with input from all family members, and make a detailed grocery list to facilitate an efficient visit to the health food store and grocery. Ponichtera also stresses the, “Cook once, serve twice,” trick, where home chefs purposely double the recipe and plan to serve leftovers later, adding different sides for variety. When time is at a premium, tossing ingredients for stews or chilies into a slow cooker in the morning is a tasty and healthy option. “Always have a few homemade dishes that can be easily warmed up, such as lasagna, soups and casseroles, in your freezer,” adds Ponichtera. It also works to freeze leftovers in lunch-size containers to take to work. On days when family members have time to cook, make salads and dressings (served on the side) or bean, vegetable and whole-grain side dishes ahead of time, so they will be ready accompaniments for the coming week’s entrées. “Involving children in the meal prep not only saves parents time,” reflects Ponichtera, “but also teaches kids valuable cooking skills they might otherwise lack.” Everybody wins. Canadian-based registered dietitian and nutrition writer Matthew Kadey also takes active vacations to keep trim. Copyrighted © 2012 Penton Media, Inc. 89020:512SH

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t’s really quite charming to see a couple work well together. As we get comfortable in the office of Tami Eslich, Director of The Brain Balance Center of Golden, her husband Eric steals behind her and playfully takes a swig of her coffee. They exchange some jovial banter about working together and the importance of having your own office, if only to keep your coffee safe. Their partnership and passion, combined with Brain Balance, a learning center that helps children overcome learning and behavioral disorders, works quite well. Tami is a well-rounded and accomplished professional who studied chiropractic pediatrics, craniosacral therapy, acupuncture and more, and Eric, whom Tami says “the kids adore,” is an expert on sensory motor coaching and nutrition. Tami always had an interest in finding ways to better focus herself, and found women talking to her about their childrens’ problems. Convinced there had to be a better way than going to their family practitioner, then a stream of specialists who may or may not help, Tami’s research led her to the work of Dr. Robert Melillo. Eric became fascinated because Tami was so passionate. “It’s more addictive the more you read about it,” said Eric. Dr. Robert Melillo clinically proved, after more than twenty years of experience and research, that an imbalance between the two hemispheres in the brain was to blame for most learning and behavioral disorders. Calling it “Functional Disconnection,” he began educating that integrating physical and cognitive exercises, and dietary changes, healed and helped the body create new neural pathways to stimulate the weaker side of the brain to “catch up” with the stronger side of the brain. Melillo went on to teach his methods to others and thus created Brain Balance Centers® with 54 locations across the United States and growing.

Dyslexia is a great example of disconnect between the right and left hemispheres of the brain. Many kids with dyslexia have phenomenal social and athletic abilities, says Tami, which is right-brained work. The left hemisphere is weaker, which involves speech, fine motor and auditory processing skills. Dyslexia is not necessarily jumbled letters as we commonly think of it, says one MIT research study from 2011. Medical News Today summed the study best, “Contemporary theories of dyslexia often propose a “phonological deficit” as the reason some people struggle to translate written images into meaningful language. The idea is that individuals with dyslexia tend to do poorly on tests that ask them to decode words using conventional phonetic rules, thereby resulting in reading delays because of difficulties connecting language sounds to letters.”* Tami and Eric point out that while they work with kids with obvious problems, there is an entire subset of children that are equally important - they are high functioning, but struggle in some areas, never doing poorly enough. As Eric explains, “It’s the kind of kid where you say ‘something is not quite right,” to which Tami adds, “Right. It could be visual or auditory processing or retained baby reflexes; they don’t necessarily have to have social or behavioral issues.” The Eslich’s anecdotal treatment stories are fascinating: children began to smell and hear differently as their

processing abilities improved; a child with reading struggles is caught under the covers reading by flashlight; an angry, anxious child is now calmer and more cooperative; and they have seen many children with ADHD symptoms improve dramatically without drugs. Even kids who have problems sitting still or have temper tantrums (primitive reflexes) that are outside the norm for a child’s age could be from Functional Disconnection. Because The Brain Balance Program® is a whole-child-centered approach, nutrition and healthy digestion are also addressed. Sugar (now being called a ‘toxin’ by experts as reported on CBS News April 1, 2012), processed foods and stimulants are unhealthy for anyone, but can be an even bigger obstacle for a struggling child. These are important issues that are examined to make sure your child is nutritionally at his or her best level, so that together, you can achieve your child’s greatest physical, mental, social and academic potential. Tami recommends parents read “Reconnected Kids” by Dr. Melillo which has typical traits for different ages. Another great book for parents with a child struggling with academics or social/behavior issues is “Disconnected Kids.” Tami and Eric lecture for support groups, the PTA, churches, camps and colleges, the Colorado Council for Behavioral Disorders – even bus drivers – about how to recognize kids that might have challenges and explain basic brain exercises and nutrition. If you can’t attend their free monthly lecture, you can arrange for a free consultation that comes with a plethora of compelling information that might make you change your perspective on how you view treatment for your child. Free informational lecture Aug 30 6:30pm at The Brain Balance Center of Golden, 1211 Avery Street, Golden. Dr. Melillo will be coming to Colorado in 2013, and Tami and Eric will be opening another Brain Balance Center in Highlands Ranch in January. 303-278-1780. BrainBalanceGolden.com . See ad page 10 *Medical News Today, “Phonological Impairment May Be Causing Dyslexia: MIT Study,” Aug 2, 2011.

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IMPROVING IMMUNITY Natural Ways to Keep Kids Well by Kathleen Barnes

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or most parents, back-to-school season also signals the start of cold season, which for some kids, can stretch out for months. Kids’ immune systems, like their brains, need to be educated and strengthened, which might explain why young children are likely to experience two or three colds a year, says Dr. Lawrence Rosen, a holistic pediatrician practicing in New Jersey and chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Complementary and Integrative Medicine.

Here are some great strategies to keep kids healthy and bolster their immune systems throughout the year. Manage stress: Stress is probably the biggest challenge to a child’s immune system, says Rosen. “Stress plays a big role in immune health. It literally impacts us on the cellular level. Studies repeatedly show that kids get sick more frequently when they are stressed out.” “Give your kids some down time,” Rosen advises. “Don’t schedule ev-

ery minute of their time. If you are a compulsive scheduler, then schedule quiet time.” Sleep is a vital component of immune system health, he points out. “Most children need eight hours of sleep a day and surprisingly, teenagers may need as much as 10 hours.” Eat right: Eliminating sugar completely from a child’s diet is a huge step toward better health and building a strong immune system, says holistic Pediatrician Debby Hamilton, of Boulder, Colorado. In California, a Loma Linda University study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that eating or drinking eight tablespoons of sugar (about the amount in two, 12-ounce soft drinks) can: Reduce the ability of white blood cells to fight off infection by 40 percent. Lower immune function for up to five hours. Block absorption of vitamin C, which plays a vital role in immune function. Make cells more permeable to the influx of bacteria and viruses. Tracee Yablon-Brenner, a registered dietitian, holistic health counselor and co-founder of RealMoms.com, offers a few tips to get kids enthusiastic about healthy eating: Ask kids to help prepare the food and set the table, with tasks appropriate to their ages. Cut vegetables in small pieces and “hide” them in favorite foods; for example, add zucchini and broccoli to spaghetti sauce. Grow a garden (even a container garden) and engage children in the fun of growing food.

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ď Žď€ Take them to a farmers’ market to help pick out meal ingredients. Any food high in vitamin C is great for strengthening immune systems and improving overall health. Sources include citrus fruits, berries, bell peppers, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts and all dark, green, leafy vegetables, especially kale. Yablon-Brenner thinks that juice is too high in sugar (even natural sugars) and instead favors fiber-rich whole fruits. She encourages eating lots of wild-caught fish (avoiding farmed fish, which can be contaminated with mercury and other toxic substances) and plenty of foods rich in vitamin E and zinc, such as pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. Probiotics are also important for keeping the immune system strong. For some kids, eating all-natural yogurt is enough, but for others, probiotic supplements may be necessary. “I’m really passionate about educating and teaching families about the benefits of eating real food and helping them recognize that food is really the best medicine,â€? says Yablon-Brenner. Exercise: Daily exercise is a key component of any health regimen.

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Dr. Lawrence Rosen suggests a homemade hand wash blend of essential oils commonly called Thieves Oil. He makes up his own sweet-smelling antibacterial blend from cinnamon, clove, lemon eucalyptus, rosemary and orange oils, mixed with a little aloe vera and water. Keep in a spray bottle next to every sink. “Sometimes, I literally write a prescription for family exercise,� says Rosen. Outdoor exercise is beneficial because it also exposes children to the sun, helping them to manufacture the vitamin D that is essential for a strong immune system. Other highly recommended exercise programs include yoga for stress reduction, which can be adapted even for small children. Supplements: Rosen and Hamilton both favor select supplements for children, especially during cold and flu season. Rosen recommends a whole-food multivitamin for kids every day, as well

as vitamin D supplements (if blood tests confirm a deficiency), as follows: 400 IU daily for babies, 1,000 IU for young children, 2,000 IU for tweens and 4,000 IU for teens and adults. Hamilton adds 15 milligrams of zinc daily and likes targeted herbal preparations for preventing and treating colds. Sanitation: The experts’ advice here may be surprising: They all recommend letting kids get a little dirty. “Kids are a little too sterile,� says Hamilton. “We used to play in the dirt, get dirt under our nails and expose our immune systems to bacteria that made them stronger. Our focus on antibacterial products today has actually led to the growth of antibiotic-resistant superbugs.� As a postscript, she recommends avoiding hand sanitizers; not only are they less than effective, but their alcohol content can cause dry skin. Kathleen Barnes is a natural health advocate, author and publisher; 10 Best Ways to Manage Stress is her latest book. Visit KathleenBarnes.com.

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AUGUST 1, WEDNESDAY Oneness Blessing–5:30-6:30pm. Certified blessinggivers offer Oneness Blessings, a non-denominational benediction and Oneness Energy transferred that can accelerate spiritual growth and deepening. Love Offering. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or milehichurch.org.

AUGUST 2, THURSDAY Oneness Deekshas & Sacred Sound with Ann Hines & Donna Baldwin–7-9pm. Crystal bowls and NativeAmerican flute accompany Deeksha, a divine energy transfer that causes a neurobiological transformation. Experiential/non-denominational. $20 suggested. Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com. Oneness Blessing Night–7pm. Email donna@donnabaldwin.com or Ann@hines-sight.com for details.

AUGUST 3, FRIDAY Spirituality in Recovery: Healing is Revealing with Jami Lula–7pm. Join this performance artist and workshop presenter as he shares his wisdom and music. Come away uplifted. Love Offering. Mile Hi Church 9077 W Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or milehichurch.org. ReVisions Art Showing and Fundraiser–6-10pm. Show opens 9/3 at ReSource. Revisions Art Silent Auction at New Belgium Brewing 9/7 6pm. Donations Welcome. ReSource Fort Collins 1501 North College, Fort Collins. Kendol Gustafson 970-498-9663, kgustafson@resourceyard.org or resourceyard.org/ revisions-art-show. Kirtan at Shanti Home–7-8:15pm. Also on 8/17. Invite peace and relaxation into your weekend. Live music, chanting, and meditation every 1st and 3rd Friday. $15. Shanti Home 7504 Grandview Ave., Arvada. RSVP Shanti 720-394-9425 or oldetownshanti@gmail.com. Matrix Energetics Level 1 & 2–Matrix Energetics is a complete system of healing, self-care and transformation. This transferable phenomenon, powered by intent, has an observable effect every time. Level 1 only: FriSun $405; Level 1&2: Fri-Mon $575. Crowne Plaza DIA 15500 E 40th Ave., Denver. MatrixEnergetics.com.

AUGUST 4, SATURDAY Oneness Awakening Course–BECOME A BLESSING GIVER! August 4- 5,9am-6pm.The course shows you directly what life is like outside the realm of the mind, where you will experience a deep sense of peace, stillness, and love. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED Email sgourd@gmail.com or call 303-973-7377. Holistic Healing/Psychic/Vendor Fair–Noon-5:30pm. Holiday gifts, healing modalities-massage, shamanic, foot baths, reiki, cord-cutting, healing touch, oils, crystal bowls, and bars. Palmistry, tarot, intuitive and astrology. Crystals, jewelry, oils, clothing. $20/20mins per healer/ reader/vendor. Journeys for Conscious Living 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695 or J4CL.com. Sacred Sound Event–7-9pm. Bring your blankets and pillows, lie down and allow the sound and vibration of gongs, crystal bowls, didgeridoos and flutes to wash through you. $20. Journeys for Conscious

Living 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695 or J4CL.com. BOLD Doors Door Jam–4-7pm. An art initiative making everyday doors into art. Join us at the closing event for beverages and tasty treats. Awards presention. Public bidding. Donations Welcome. 29th Street Mall Community Room, 1677 29th St., Boulder. Achieve Your Goals–10:30am-Noon. Tired of wanting and self-sabotage? ‘Letting go’ increases the probability of having more of what you want and less of what you don’t. $25 in advance/$35 door. Smithson Clinic 2825 Vallejo St., Denver. Melanie Smithson LPC BC-DMT Certified Sedona Method Coach 303-762-8994, melanie@smithsonclinic.com or melaniesmithson.com.

AUGUST 5, SUNDAY Non-Denominational Church Service–11am. Doors open 10:40-11am. Celebrate the journey of life with meditation and spiritual message on the first Sunday of every month. Free aura healing/chakra balancing. Rev. Lauren Skye Officiating Minister Church of Infinite Spirit/Inner Connection Institute 2755 S Locust St., Ste 213, Denver. 303-758-1743 or InnerConnection.org.

FUNDAMENTALS OF VITALIST HERBALISM Begins Monday, August 6 Introductory level training in Vitalist Western herbalism and clinical nutrition, 330-hour certificate program. Class Schedule: Mondays through Wednesdays, 10am to 5pm. Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, 2900 Valmont Road, Unit F-1, Boulder. RSVP 720406-8609 or LNGANORA@gmail.com. ClinicalHerbalism.com.

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Balance your chakras and tap into the healing wisdom of your body. In this program you will learn the properties of the main chakras and how to shift energy in your daily experiences. Learn how to bring peace and clarity to your mind and optimize your health through chakra balancing. Workshop leader Bill Eager is the author of 10 books including THRIVE INSIDE: Transformative Secrets of Spiritual Masters, Gurus and Shamans. $35 in advance, $45 day of event. Soul Tree Yoga, Lafayette. 303665-5244. www.soultreecolorado.com.

Women’s Meditation Evening Series–6:30-8:00pm. 8-wk class for women seeking contentment and lasting change in their lives. Perfect fit for those new to working with meditation and energy awareness. Facilitated by Lauren Skye. Class limited to 12. Inner Connection Institute 975 Lincoln St., # 202, Denver. 303-282-9439 or InnerConnection.org.

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Harmony: The Cornerstone of a Spiritual Life– 10:30-11:30am. Includes: reading from the ECK works, HU Song, quiet contemplation, music, stories, and connection with others. Free. ECKANKAR Center of Boulder Valley, 1800 30th St., Ste 208, Boulder. 303-443-1610 or eckankar-colorado.org. Drum Circle–5:30-7:30pm. Chanting 5:30-6pm; drumming 6-7:30 pm. No exp necessary. Love Offering. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or milehichurch.org.

AUGUST 7, TUESDAY Buddhist Meditation Class–7-8:30pm. Every Tues. Reduce the power of inner negativity, become more positive, joyful and confident! Heart of Oneness Center, 720 14th St. Golden. 303-278-3414, Meditationincolorado.org or HeartofOnenessCenter.com. Nutritional Cleansing Presentation & Tasting–7-9pm. Also on the 23rd. Learn about a new, natural, safe, effective cleansing and fat burning system. Participants lose an average 9-12 lbs in nine days! Free. LifeSource Health Partners 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP 303-934-3600 or LifeSourceHP.com. Anesthesia Free Dental Cleaning for Dogs and Cats–10am-4pm. $165. RSVP req’d. Hero’s Pets, 8086 Bowles Ave, Littleton. 303-972-1926. HerosPets.com. Matrix Energetics Unplugged–9am-5:30pm. Level 1-2 prerequisite Aug 3-6. Attend the exclusive “Matrix Unplugged” day of higher learning with the creator and developer of the Matrix Energetics System of

Friday, August 10, 6 – 9:30pm This unprecedented, live, Oneness Meditation (OM) event will be led by Guide Doug Bentley, from Oneness University in India, and 8 other Oneness Meditators from across North America. The OM is a grace-driven transmission of Divine energies, open to all faiths and paths, which starts or accelerates the process of spiritual awakening and deepens the connection with your Divine. Help humanity awaken by bringing 10 friends. Prior to OM, discussion/Q&A on Journey of Oneness. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave, Lakewood. Info/registration Awakeningintooneness.eventbrite.com

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Transformation, Dr. Richard Bartlett and Melissa Joy. $180. Crowne Plaza DIA 15500 E 40th Ave., Denver. MatrixEnergetics.com.

AUGUST 8, WEDNESDAY Energy Class–6:30. This bi-weekly ongoing women’s group discusses how to feel energy around us, how to receive information from energy and how to use gratitude and intention to receive positive energy. $10. RSVP meetup.com/New-Beginnings-Womens-Group.

AUGUST 9, THURSDAY Women’s Meditation Daytime Series–10-11:30am. 8-wk class for women seeking contentment and lasting change in their lives. Perfect fit for those new to working with meditation and energy awareness. Facilitated by Lauren Skye. Class limited to 12. Inner Connection Institute 975 Lincoln St., # 202, Denver. 303-282-9439 or InnerConnection.org. Oneness Blessing Night–7pm. Email donna@donnabaldwin.com or Ann@hines-sight.com for details. CCC: Consciousness Creatives Community–6:4510pm. Monthly meetings to share a common desire to raise the consciousness of our planet. Presentations, discussion, interaction and networking. Love offering. Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 W 59th Ave., Arvada. 303-731-6695 or J4CL.com. Annual Holistic Moms Network Summer Family Picnic–6:30-8:30pm. Pack your picnic basket, camp chair, blanket and family and join our Annual Picnic! FREE. Denver Waldorf School, 940 Fillmore St., Denver. Denver Metro Holistic Moms Network meetup. com/Holistic-Moms-Network-Denver-Metro-Chapter. Women’s Health Night–5:30-7pm. Natural health solutions specific to women. Hormone balance, infertility, pain management, weight loss, energy, mental focus, digestion and sleep. Love Offering. Integrative Health Wellness Center, 5191 S. Yosemite #B, Greenwood Village. Melissa 303-577-9977, integrativehealthinc@ yahoo.com or integrativehealthinc.com. Daoist Meditation Retreat–7pm. Daoist meditation stills the mind, settles emotions and ignites energy circuits in the body to connect with spirit. Master Chen introduces the ancient wisdom traditions of WuDang. $595. Aspen Lodge Resort and Spa, 6120 Hwy 7, Estes Park. Master Yun Xiang Tseng(Chen) 970-232-5171 or wudangtao.com.

AUGUST 10, FRIDAY Trance Medium Healing Clinic–7pm. Doors lock 6:55pm. Open Channeling 7-7:30ish, Free. Followed by Healings $10. Re-alignment and cleansing of the spiritual body; channeling, energy readings, and intense individual clearings. No appt necessary. Inner Connection Institute 2755 S Locust St., #213, Denver. 303-758-1743 or InnerConnection.org.

AUGUST 11, SATURDAY INTRODUCTION TO IDENTITY–10am-Noon. ARE YOU IN PAIN/STUCK IN A RUT? If you feel like an outsider and not like everybody else, IDENTITY might be for you. Designed for people whose lives don’t fit the “mold”, the Identity workshop will give you the tools to let go of pain (frustration, depression, anger, self doubt, fear, anxiety, insecurity, etc.) and put YOU back in the center of your life. Join us for INTRODUCTION TO IDENTITY. $25. People House, 3035 W. 25th Ave., Denver. Mark Reeder LPC, 303-415-3771 or mreeder.com. Songs of the Milky Way: Sound & Crystal Healing with Gary Fishman–3-4:30pm. Healing Sounds of

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Digeridoo and Tibetan Gongs integrated with Healing Crystals by Gary Fishman. $21 advance/$25 door. Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver 770 S Broadway, Denver. 720-570-9642 or iyengaryogacenter.com. Dowsing & Earth Acupuncture–10:30am-1pm. Learn history of dowsing and see demo of Earth Acupuncture tools. Practice dowsing with L-rods and take them home with you. Also introducing our scientific Medical Sleep Study using Earth Acupuncture to improve sleep issues in adults. Discover if you qualify to participate in the study! Healing Dome on Niwot Road. $10 includes snacks & beverages. RSVP Karen Rice King 303-665-0175. Info at KarenRiceKing.com. Pathways to Success–9:30-Noon. Activity-based course explores how to adjust your energy field in response to external events. Learn to remain centered and techniques for maintaining energetic wellness. $50. Heart of Oneness Center 720 14th St. Golden. Rhoda 720-443-1099, emailrhoda@gmail.com or thelaughingowl.org.

AUGUST 12, SUNDAY Business Intuition–2-4pm. Continues 8/19. Gain certainty in your intuitive insights, clear doubt, enhance creativity and perceive opportunity with simple techniques to achieve your goals. $200(CD incl) First 6 to register $40 discount.Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1st Ave., #103. David Stevens 303-668-2358, davids@ yogaofthemind.com or yogaofthemind.com. Daoist Buffet-Developing a Daily Spiritual Practice–4pm. A wk-long intensive “living with a WuDang Daoist Master” developing total mind, body, spirit integration. Learn ancient healing principles, theory, philosophy, alchemy, feng shui and nutrition. $2499. Aspen Lodge Resort and Spa 6120 Hwy 7 Estes Park. 970-232-5171 or wudangtao.com.

AUGUST 13, MONDAY Making the Law of Attraction Work for YOU: 7 Keys to Spirituality–6-9pm. Make the Law of Attraction work for you in success, relationships and health. Love offering. Ptarmigan Building 3773 Cherry Creek North Dr., #575 Denver. Asae Advice Spiritual Coaching. Nicole Heckers 720-261-4405 or Spiritual7.eventbrite.com. Oneness Blessing–7-8pm. Also on 8/27. Experience the grace and divinity of the Oneness Blessing, a nondenominational transfer of energy that awakens the heart. Love Offering. Heart of Oneness Center, 720 14th St. Golden. 303-278-3414, HeartofOnenessCenter@gmail.com or HeartofOnenessCenter.com. Active Meditation Class: Learn to Change Your Interactions with Others–6:30-8:30pm. Continues 8/20. Learn strategies for grounding, clearing and centering for those in people-centered professions. $39. Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1st Ave., #103. David Stevens 303-668-2358, davids@yogaofthemind. com or yogaofthemind.com.

AUGUST 14, TUESDAY A Course in Miracles Study Group–6:30-8pm. 2nd & 4th Tues. Guided meditation, shared readings and discussions of the ACIM test for spiritual transformation. Facilitated by Crystal Wilcox & Michelle Szabo. $5-10 suggested. Heart of Oneness Center, 720 14th St. Golden. 303-278-3414, HeartofOnenessCenter@ gmail.com or HeartofOnenessCenter.com.

AUGUST 15, WEDNESDAY Achieve Your Goals Teleseminar–6:30-8pm. Tired of wanting and self-sabotage? Letting go increases the

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probability of having more of what you want and less of what you don’t. $25/advance. Teleseminar. Melanie Smithson LPC BC-DMT Certified Sedona Method Coach 303-762-8994, melanie@smithsonclinic.com or melaniesmithson.com. Oneness Blessing–5:30-6:30pm. See description 8/1. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or milehichurch.org.

AUGUST 16, THURSDAY New Moon Ceremony–6:30-8:30pm. Share introspection and the creative energy of the new moon. Bring snacks, drums and special intentions. $10 suggested offering. Journeys for Conscious Living 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695 or J4CL.com. Angel Healing Clinic–7:15-8pm. Instructors communicate messages from Angels and assist in healing individuals and the group. $10/Group;$25/indiv. 15 min @ 8pm by appt. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino, Journey Within 720-413-7303, journeywithin@hotmail.com or AnitaDestino.com.

AUGUST 17, FRIDAY Relaxation Happy Hour-Bodywork Sampler–4-7pm. Treat yourself to a delicious hour of relaxing bodywork. Pamper yourself with healing and experience alternative modalities like Trager, Reflexology and Cranio-Sacral Therapy. $33. Heart of Oneness Center 720 14th St., Golden. 303-278-3414, HeartofOnenessCenter@gmail. com or HeartofOnenessCenter.com Free Conscious Movie-“Fierce Light”–7pm. FIERCE LIGHT is a spiritual experience about the impact and the necessity of spiritual action in today’s world. Free. Center of Light, 2300 Forest St., Denver. 720-308-9944 or Denver@CentersOfLight.org.

AUGUST 18, SATURDAY Reiki Level 1 Class–10am-5pm. 1st-degree Reiki course teaches history and principals of Reiki, therapeutic techniques, Level-1 Attunements, Certification, Ongoing support. Suggested offering $45-$100. Heart of Oneness Center, 720 14th St., Golden. Katy Kelley 303-842-7552, katy.kelleyk@gmail.com or anandareikilove.com. Grand Opening Celebration–2-8pm. Come celebrate our new space and location with music, food, and of course, free mini Thai Yoga Massage! FREE. Denver Integrative Massage School, 1221 Galapago St., Denver. 303-623-3121, kristy@denverintegrativemassageschool.com or dimassageschool.com. Norwex Open House Launch Party–4-8pm. Learn about improving quality of life by radically reducing the use of chemicals in personal care and cleaning. Free. Courtyard Denver South/Park Meadows Mall, 8320 S Valley Hwy, Englewood. Juliet Schaffhauser julesenviro@gmail.com or julietschaffhauser.norwex.biz. Introduction to the Children’s Yoga Teacher Training–1-3pm. Also offered 9/7. Educate teachers about the unique wholeness of every child and the tools to address their wholeness. Full training begins 9/18. Free. PranaYoga 3333 Federal Blvd., Denver. Hansa 303-4328099, pyamandala@gmail.com or pyamandala.com. Improv with Erica–Sat 9am-4:30pm; Sun 1:45-5pm. Explore the art of Improvisation and its relationship to life and the principles of Science of Mind & Spirit. RSVP 303-246-9882. $125. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-232-4079 or milehichurch.org.

AUGUST 19, SUNDAY Community HU–10:30-11am. HU is an ancient, sacred and non-denominational name for God sung for


spiritual upliftment. Free. ECKANKAR Centers of Denver and Boulder Valley, 5800 E Evans Ave., Denver and 1800 30th St., Ste 208, Boulder. 303-756-9287 or eckankar-colorado.org.

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A Basic Meditation 5-Weeks –11am-1pm/7-9pm. This 5-wk course teaches how meditation can transform your life and create change. Early Bird $165, Regular Price $180. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino, Journey Within 720-413-7303, journeywithin@hotmail.com or AnitaDestino.com.

BEGINS SEPTEMBER 2012. Join us with our new teacher, Brigitte Mars! Gain skills needed for clinical practice in our 18-month, 500 hour, case-based program. Weekend classes on theory, medicine making, herb walks, student clinic. Just for Health School of Reflexology and Healing Arts. State Approved. ~ Rachel Lord 303-320-4367, justforhealthinfo@gmail.com, www.justforhealth.net.

AUGUST 22, WEDNESDAY Energy Class–6:30pm. This bi-weekly, ongoing women’s group discusses how to feel energy around us, how to receive information from energy and how to use gratitude and intention to receive positive energy. $10. RSVP meetup.com/New-Beginnings-Womens-Group. Heal The Healers–7-9pm. This night is designed for healers to both give and receive. Bring your energy, tools, and a snack to share. Journeys For Conscious Living, 7401 West 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com. The 5 Secrets to Looking & Feeling Younger– 7-8:15pm. This workshop reviews research studies, testimonials and published articles on the value of natural health care. Free. LifeSource Health Partners 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP 303-934-3600 or LifeSourceHP.com. Why do I still have Thyroid Symptoms?–6:30-8pm. Lab Tests Normal and still experiencing weight gain, fatigue, brain fog, bloating and other thyroid symptoms? Get answers and tools now to support your health. FREE. Smithson Clinic, 2825 Vallejo St., Denver. RSVP Gail Smithson LAc 303-762-8994, gail@smithsonclinic.com or SmithsonClinic.com. The Wake Up Festival: A 5-Day Experience of Transformation–More than 25 Sounds True authors and teachers offer a vision of spiritual awakening. Carolyn Myss, Michael Bernard Beckwith, David Whyte, Shiva Rea and Jack Kornfield are some of the speakers and performers who empower with messages/ music. Estes Park.WakeUpFestival.com.

CHAKRA THERAPY 101 WORKSHOP Saturday & Sunday, September 8 & 9, 9am – 5:30pm Mental, emotional and spiritual connections are important when healing the physical body. It’s very difficult to live the life you were born to live without these energies working together. This 2-day course is jam-packed with experiential exercises and protocols. Learn how to use essential oils, affirmations and therapeutic touch to help experience whole body positive health. Tuition includes: Chakra Clearing Kit ($297 value), Dr. Zepf’s book, Chakra Clearing Using Essential Oils ($27 value), protocols, worksheets, handouts and more. Investment $597; after August 31, $897. Instructor: Dr. Debrah Zepf Ph.D. DNM. Location: Centennial. Limited Space! RSVP 303-249-7742 or www.rootedinhealth.com/workshop.

WHOLE MAN EXPO Saturday, September 8, 8:30am-6pm The Whole Man Expo honors and celebrates men who are actively striving for life balance, and seeks to increase public awareness of the challenges that contemporary men often confront. An upbeat event, with interactive learning, physical activities, networking, exhibitors and socializing. Presenters/panelists discuss a wide-range of topics. Keynote speaker Randy Ferguson, M.A. Closing features presentation of the Whole Man of the Year Award. Men, women and teens welcome. Location: The Cable Center, 2000 Buchtel Blvd., Denver (on the University of Denver campus). Info/register http://mensanthology.com/whole-man-expo.

AUGUST 23, THURSDAY Mile Hi Healthy Happenings–5-7pm. Connect with local wellness businesses; network with health-minded people. Healthy chocolate, gluten-free foods, fitness, Integrative East/West Medicine, acupuncture, skin care, massage, etc! Cole Fusion Fitness, 1100 Bannock St., Denver. facebook.com/MileHiHealthyHappenings.com. Men’s Health Night–5:30-7pm. Join us for a night of natural health solutions and improvements geared to men’s health issues, fitness and lifestyle. Love Offering. Integrative Health Wellness Center, 5191 S Yosemite #B, Greenwood Village. Melissa 303-577-9977, integrativehealthinc@yahoo.com or integrativehealthinc.com. Learn to Heal with Angels; 5 Weeks–11am-1pm. Guided meditations helps you heal, release grief, guilt, addictions and habits to create the life you desire. Early Bird $165, Regular $180. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino, Journey Within 720-413-7303, journeywithin@hotmail.com or AnitaDestino.com. Native American Spirituality with Dr. Patty Luckenbach–Thurs/Fri7–10pm;Sat 10am-4pm. Realize the holy sacred’s relationship with all of life and gain greater understanding of the application of the organic laws of nature. $95. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or milehichurch.org.

WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT WORKSHOP NATURE ADVENTURE RETREAT September 13-16 in Vail, CO An extraordinary opportunity to transform your life in four deep, invigorating days in Vail. “Envision Your Life” and “Next Steps” workshops; life and spiritual coaching; expertly guided nature explorations through hiking and nature photography; healing with horses, rock climbing, yoga and meditation, and exploring Women’s Inner Wisdom. Includes meals, welcome party, networking. $1550 (does not include lodging) Special rates at VailRaquetClub.com. All ages and abilities welcome. WomenEmpower.us.

LIVING WITH CHRONIC PAIN AND DISCOMFORT Saturday, September 22, 9:30-1:30pm In this ½ day workshop, you will find a safe place to feel your emotions about living in constant or frequent pain. You will learn Visualization and Sedona Method Releasing Techniques that can help alleviate your pain naturally. With gentle guidance, you can befriend your body. $187, or $157 by 8/31. Smithson Clinic, 2825 Vallejo St., Denver. Melanie Smithson, LPC, BC-DMT, Certified Sedona Method Coach, melanie@smithsonclinic.com, 303-762-8994.

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Balance in the Modern World-6:30-8:30pm. Learn how to create your “happy place” anywhere, anytime. $29. Yoga of the Mind, 8 E 1st Ave., #103. $29. Rochelle Fisher 303-549-6502, rochellef@ yogaofthemind.com or yogaofthemind.com.

heart disease risk. FREE. Clear Sky Medical 9085 E Mineral Circle #260, Centennial. RSVP 303–790–7860 or ClearSkyMedical.com.

AUGUST 24, FRIDAY

Are You Tired of Doing Things Your Way?– 7:30pm. Father Peter Bowes, Spiritual Master, speaker and author has taught thousands to transform their lives into joyful, fruitful and productive experiences. $25. Center of Light, 2300 Forest St., Denver. 720-308-9944 or Denver@CentersOfLight.org.

Lower Body Stretches, Thai Style–6:30-8:30pm. Learn a sequence of lower body stretches to open the hips, hamstrings, psoas, quads, and IT bands. Free. Denver Integrative Massage School, 1221 Galapago St., Denver. 303-623-3121, kristy@denverintegrativemassageschool. com or dimassageschool.com .

Heart Disease Risk Factors–6pm. Tracy Wolfe NP is specially trained in risk factor analysis for heart disease. She teaches the importance of comprehensive advanced testing and ways to reduce your

Satsang With International Spiritual Master, SingerSongwriter and Author: Father Peter Bowes–7:30pm. $25. Center of Light 2300 Forest St., Denver. 720-3089944 or Denver@CentersOfLight.org.

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HEALTHY RESOURCES Spiritual Life Coach: Nicole Heckers, MA, BCPC, is a spiritually based life coach with over 14 years of counseling and coaching experience. First session free. Phone, Skype or in person. 720-261-4405. Eve. & weekend appts available.

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Motivational Life Coach with an Intuitive Twist: Get all the guidance of a life coach with an authentic psychic receiving messages from your spirit guides. Find out if your challenges are from past life issues, what your purpose is in this life and more in-depth information that only an intuitive can help you with! All readings via phone. Nancy Goldstein, 860-3066010, www.readingswithnancy.com.

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AUGUST 25, SATURDAY Allowing Yourself to be Healed–10am. Father Peter Bowes, Spiritual Master, speaker and author guides you to relax into the healing nature of God’s truth and love which heals all ailments and repairs all broken hearts. $40 incl lunch. Center of Light, 2300 Forest St., Denver. 720-308-9944 or Denver@CentersOfLight.org. Freedom Service Dogs Fundraiser sponsored by Kwik Car Wash–10am-3pm. Call for more info. Hero’s Pets, 8086 Bowles Ave., Littleton. 303-972-1926 or HerosPets.com. Pro Challenge Bike Race Expo in Golden–Visit the Golden Solar booth during the expo to discuss affordable options for solar, including the Title 1 FHA loan for home improvements and rebates. Free consultation or site assessment. Eric 720-278-5253 or goldensolar.net.

AUGUST 26, SUNDAY Birth 2012 Activation: Co-Creating a Planetary Shift with Barbara Marx Hubbard–3pm. Hubbard, evolutionary futurist, educator and author, shares her profound revelations and practices to empower us to “cross the gap” from breakdowns to breakthroughs. $25. Mile Hi Church 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or milehichurch.org.

AUGUST 28, TUESDAY Communication Workshop for Parents of Teens and Pre-Teens–6:30-9:30pm. Learn to create nourishing and mutually respectful relationships with your developing teens. $30. The Conscious Moment Boulder BC3-Arapahoe and 28th. Jodi Schwartz 303502-7746 or theconsciousmoment.com.

AUGUST 29, WEDNESDAY Stephen West and Friends: Broadway and Beyond– 7pm. Taking center stage will be highlights from The Lion King, Annie and other shows! Love Offering. Mile Hi Church 9077 W Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or milehichurch.org.

AUGUST 30, THURSDAY Brain Balance Achievement Center Informational Lecture–6:30pm. Lecture covers the brain function of a child that struggles with academics, socialization and behavior. Learn to help your child overcome these issues without medications! Free. Brain Balance Achievement Center, 1211 Avery St., Golden. RSVP 303-278-1780 or Golden@BrainBalanceCenters.com. Full Moon Ceremony–7-9pm. Share in the celebration and energy of the Full Moon Ceremony with drumming, dance, ceremonies, teachings, and networking. Bring your drum, a snack to share and a love offering. Journeys for Conscious Living 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com. How to Tap Your Intuition Every Day–7-8:30pm. If you’re ready to relieve stress, achieve your goals with less effort and overall calmer lifestyle, this class is for you. FREE. Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1st Avenue, #103, Denver. David Stevens, 303-668-2358, davids@yogaofthemind.com or yogaofthemind.com.

AUGUST 31, FRIDAY Awakening in Oneness: Become a Deeksha Giver Weekend Course–3 days. The course shows you directly what life is like outside the realm of the mind, where you will experience a deep sense of peace, stillness, and love. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED Call 720-612-537 Greenwood Village/Park Meadows area. www.onenessamerica.com.


tions Welcome. 1-hr student readings available by appt after clinic-$25. Inner Connection Institute North Side location 4325 Harlan St., Wheat Ridge. 303-257-4797. InnerConnection.org.

ongoingevents mondays Oneness Blessing Night–7pm. Oneness is dedicated to the awakening of humanity through a deep connection with your personal Divine and clearing charges, hurt and ego. Experience the Oneness Blessing and peace and bliss as the mind quiets. Email onenessblissusa@gmail.com Unity of Loveland, 1342 Washington Ave., Loveland. Kids Yoga–4-5:30pm. Ages 4-10. $48 for four sessions. Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver, 770 S. Broadway, Denver. Iyengaryogacenter.com.

tuesdays Free Energy Clearings–5:30-6:45pm. Rejuvenate with a 15-min Aura clearing & Chakra tuning. Remove non-useful energy from your body 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, davids@yogaofthemind.com or yogaofthemind.com. Intro to Meditation and Christian Mysticism– 7:30pm. 6-wk intro designed for modern mystics. Inner Spiritual Path, Meditation, Soul, Light, Prayer and Blessing. Learn principles of meditation to move beyond thought/emotion into the reality of God’s presence within. Free. Center of Light 2300 Forest St., Denver. 720-308-9944 or Denver@CentersOfLight.org.

wednesdays Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing Healing Clinic in Denver–12:15-1pm. A healing is like a psychic shower. Unnecessary energy is cleared, clarity and contentment are restored. Donations welcome. 1-hr student readings available by appt before the clinic-$25. Inner Connection Institute 2755 S Locust St., Ste 213, Denver. 303-758-1743 or InnerConnection.org. Free Energy Healings; Aura Clearing/Chakra Balancing–6-7pm. A healing is like an “energy car wash.” Release negative energy blocking growth and create the life you desire. Love offering. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio, 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino, Journey Within 720-413-7303, journeywithin@hotmail.com or AnitaDestino.com. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Tapping Introductory Class–10-11:30am. Tapping provides support for physical, emotional & mental health. Topics and tapping sessions vary weekly. $5. Heart of Oneness Center 720 14th St. Golden. 303-278-3414, HeartofOnenessCenter@gmail.com or HeartofOnenessCenter.com.

thursdays Free Aura and Chakra Healings–6-7pm. Negative energy is removed from the body and replaced with your own positive energy. Feel great to take your next steps. Free. Boulder Psychic Institute, 1332 Pearl St, Boulder. 303-530-0920 or BoulderPsychicInstitute.org. Psychic Readings–7-8:30pm. Learn about your soul essence, past lives and aura. Ask personal questions to get a psychic perspective. FREE. Boulder Psychic Institute, 1332 Pearl St., Boulder. 303-530-0920, Hello@BoulderPsychicInstitute.org or BoulderPsychicInstitute.org.

fridays Partner Yoga Class–5-6:15 pm. Deepen your practice and experience a wonderful exchange of energy. Grab your mat, a friend or significant other. Suggested donation $8-$16 per person. Shanti Home, 7504 Grandview Ave., Arvada. Shanti at 720-394-9425 or oldetownshantihome@gmail.com. Oldetownshantihome.com

saturdays Weekly Free Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing Healing Clinic in Wheat Ridge–1:30-2:30pm. A healing is like a psychic shower. Unnecessary energy is cleared, clarity and contentment are restored. Dona-

sundays Sunday Service with Daoist Priest Yun Xiang Tseng(Chen)–8:30am. Followed by Community Taiji Class at 9:30am. Return to simplicity-live your true nature. Service available on website. Donations Welcome. Aspen Lodge Resort and Spa, 6120 Hwy 7, Estes Park. wudangtao.com. Postnatal Yoga–1-2:30pm. Reshape your body and recoup your energy. Poses given to promote healing, increase and enhance milk production and to address any other issues that arise after labor and delivery. $16/drop-in. Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver, 770 S. Broadway, Denver. Iyengaryogacenter.com.

lookingahead 2012 SEPTEMBER 6 Foundations of Ayurveda–5:30-8:30pm. Intro to basic Ayurveda philosophy, anatomy, and physiology. Prepare for deeper studies and future Ayurveda courses. Texts are required. $2626. PranaYoga 3333 Federal Blvd., Denver. Hansa 303-432-8099, pyamandala@gmail.com or pyamandala.com.

SEPTEMBER 8, SATURDAY Whole Man Expo–8:30am-6pm. Upbeat event, with interactive learning, physical activities, networking, exhibitors and socializing. Presenters/panelists discuss a wide-range of topics. Closing features presentation of the Whole Man of the Year Award. The Cable Center, 2000 Buchtel Blvd., Denver. Mensanthology.com/whole-man-expo.

SEPTEMBER 9 Creating a Richer Life-1:30pm. 4 sessions. Ready to have more fun, worry less and have better relationships? Hear your intuitive voice, release fears and identify choice drivers. $169 (with CD). Yoga of the Mind 8 E 1st Ave., #103, Denver. 303-668-2358 or yogaofthemind.com.

SEPTEMBER 13-16 Women’s Empowerment Workshop Nature Retreat–Workshops; life and spiritual coaching; guided nature explorations and other recreational activities; yoga and meditation; hiking and nature photography; healing with horses and more. Includes all meals. Vail. WomensEmpowerment.us.

SEPTEMBER 20 Active Meditation Class: Learn How to Change Your Interactions with Others–6:30-8:30pm. Continues on 9/27. Strategies for grounding, clearing and centering for those in a people-centered profession. $39. Yoga of the Mind Classroom 8 E 1st Ave., #103, Denver. David Stevens 303-668-2358, davids@yogaofthemind.com or yogaofthemind.com.

SEPTEMBER 20-23 Intro to Qi Gong Healing–7pm. Daoist Master Yun Xiang Tseng (Chen) is a living library of ancient mystical texts, philosophies and practices. Learn WuDang QiGong, Alchemy of QiGong, theory and philosophy. $595. Aspen Lodge Resort and Spa, 6120 Hwy 7, Estes Park. 970-232-5171 or wudangtao.com.

OCTOBER 11-20 Beginner and Advanced Tai Chi-Certification–7pm. Master YunXiang Tseng is an unbroken WuDang SanFeng lineage holder. Learn 1st generation WuDang Tai Chi 13 Forms and the 28 movement short form. Aspen Lodge Resort and Spa, 6120 Hwy 7, Estes Park. 970-232-5171 or wudangtao.com.

NOVEMBER 8 Qi Healing Certification–7pm. From the Dragon Gate lineage of WuDang Mountain, Daoist Priest Yun Xiang Tseng (Chen) opens an entry way to mystical healing. Aspen Lodge Resort and Spa 6120 Hwy 7 Estes Park. wudang_lotus@yahoo.com or wudangtao.com.

FEBRUARY 15-21, 2013 Spiritual Rejuvenation Retreat: A Mosaic of Healing Arts and Communication for Horse and Human–Relaxation, yoga, healing arts, horseback riding and hiking in the Sonoran Desert. Become Reiki Certified, explore animal communication and hands-on Equine Reiki w/massage. $2800 -3000.White Stallion Ranch, 9251 W. Twin Peaks Rd., Tucson, AZ. Kim Baker 303-981-2127, kim@kbnaturalhorsemanship.com, kbnaturalhorsemanship.com.

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JOURNEY WITHIN WITH ANITA DESTINO Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga, 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood 720-413-7303 www.anitadestino.com 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.

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INTEGRATIVE HEALTH RED TAIL WELLNESS CENTERS IAN HOLLAMAN, DC 4520 North Broadway, Boulder 303-882-8447 www.RedTailWellnessCenters.com Are you tired, foggy-brained, gaining weight for no reason, have elevated cholesterol and other symptoms of thyroid disease, but your thyroid levels are “normal?” Go beyond the “traditional” standard of care to Ian Hollaman, DC, who focuses on difficult and chronic cases such as elevated glucose and cholesterol, thyroid disorders, and novel solutions to pain and injuries with proficiency in multiple modalities such as Applied Kinesiology, Functional Medicine. Chiropractic and Nutrition. See ad page 21.

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Women, are you looking for a different standard of care for you and your children? I was given a second chance at life because of a holistic chiropractor’s understanding of how the body heals itself when given the proper support. I offer women and children the same hope and care I had been generously given. If you or your family struggles with health issues please contact the Red Tail Wellness Center so I can help you take flight again and let your health soar. See ad page 21. CLEAR SKY MEDICAL with Dr. Katia Meier. See full listing under PHYSICIAN or see ad page 2.

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ROLFING BODY ALIVE ROLFING DENVER WITH ERIN FARLEY 303-915-5274 www.BodyAliveRolfingdenver.com Rolfing® Structural Integration is a form of bodywork that can lead to postural improvements, alleviate chronic pain and discomfort, or allow for greater freedom of movement and provide a sense of revitalized energy and bodily well-being. Rolfing works on the seamless network of connective tissue to release, realign and balance the whole structure, with the goal of allowing the body to remain effortlessly upright in gravity. Whether you are active or not-so-active, or merely looking for the “next step” ignited by physical transformation, achieve your optimum state of alignment and ease in gravity. If you’ve never tried Rolfing for stress, postural misalignment or other conditions, discover a new level of healing! Call today for your appointment. Soul Body Integration clients receive a discount on sessions at Body Alive Rolfing.

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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 www.liveyourknowing.com 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.

SPIRITUAL GROWTH SOUL BODY INTEGRATION Heather Lenox, practitioner Denver Info@soulbodyintegration.com 720-876-7465 Calling your soul to consciousness will rally you in every part of your life. As you increase your level of consistent soul consciousness, you grow more powerful and less reactive. Your relationships are more authentic. You become more productive in your pursuits. Soul Body Integration uses a blend of spiritual guidance and energy work to help you connect, and develop a true sense of purpose and a sustainable kind of peace. Your first session is free! Body Alive Rolfing clients receive a discount on Soul Body Integration sessions.

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