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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.

16 IT’S ALL ABOUT WE Conscious Evolution: Why We’re Better Together

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by Linda Sechrist

19 Neale Donald Walsch on The Only Thing That Matters by Karen Moore

Community Spotlights:

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Bio-V with Beth Avedis

HOMEMADE AND HEARTFELT

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Do-It-Yourself Stocking Stuffers by Meredith Montgomery

HEALTHY HOLIDAY BAKING A Cornucopia of Delicious Treats

HOW UNCONDITIONAL LOVE HARMONIZES OUR WORLD Marci Shimoff Explores its Transformative Power by Judith Fertig

THE LUMINOUS WEB Why We Are One by Barbara Brown Taylor

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endy De Rosa announces a local Held in Light Healer Training Program in Boulder March 22-24. The course is designed to nurture intuitive skills and knowledge for healing professionals such as yoga teachers, therapists, coaches and others. Anyone looking to deepen their intuitive skills is also welcome According to De Rosa, the program emphasizes self-healing and acts as a platform for transformation and self-actualization. The year-long program consists of four modules with conference calls, personal assignments, group support and ongoing supervision. Upon completion, participants become certified as a Held in Light Healer. Since 1998, De Rosa has used her intuitive gifts to help thousands of people enrich and transform their lives by clearing energy blocks and discovering their deeper selves. With an international practice, she offers intuitive healings by phone and in-person, teaches classes and workshops and contributed to Wayne Dyer’s best-selling “Bouncing Back: Thriving in Changing Times.” Offered in Boulder, Austin, TX (Feb 15-17) and Hartford, CT (April 12-14). Learn more or register at HeldInLight.com. See ad page 5.

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ami and Eric Eslich, owners of Brain Balance Achievement Center of Golden, announce their new location in Highlands Ranch opening January 2. The Eslichs will host “Meet and Greets” January 3rd and 5th at the new center on 1970 East County Line Road, Ste G in the Sprouts plaza (Littleton/ Highlands Ranch area). A Parent Informational lecture is open to the public on January 15. See calendar for details. The Brain Balance Program is a nondrug, individualized and comprehensive approach to helping children with neurobehavioral and learning difficulties such as ADHD and dyslexia. BrainBalanceCenters.com or 303-278-1780. See ad page 21.


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he Sedona 2012 Festival: Shifting Into the NOW Age December 21-22 in Sedona, Arizona is dedicated to raising the planetary consciousness to the highest level of personal spiritual awareness. Hosted by Unity of Sedona, leading spiritual teachers and authors will share their wisdom, supported by workshops on ascension and 2012 prophesies, inspiring music and other activities. Presentations include a premiere video showing of Messages of Hope for 2012 and Beyond, and a variety of renowned speakers and authors. Festival events showcase New Age and World Music performances. Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa, 90 Ridge Trail Drive, Sedona, AZ. Information and registration 928-282-7181 or TheSedona2012Festival.com. See ad page 4.

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HEALING WITH FENG SHUI, GEMS & MINERALS Wednesday, December 5 at the Community Holistic Health Center, 409 S. Public Rd., in Lafayette. Beth Kuper, Feng Shui Consultant, discusses the art of Feng Shui to enhance the flow of chi in your home and office. Karen Rice King, Certified Healing Arts Practitioner, Master Dowser and Gem Therapist, discusses the inner meaning, healing properties, and composition of the stones Beth introduces. PathOfChi.com. BIOVIVE OPEN HOUSE–Dr. Kane Lai and his staff will host an open house Thur, Dec 10 from 4:30-7:30pm at Biovive Medicine, 2671 W 120th Ave., Suite 100, Westminster. Dr. Lai, a board-certified Bariatric physician and a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, will discuss bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and his medically supervised weightloss programs. 720-863-1004 or BioVivemd.com. See ad page 17.

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The Haiti Relief Project A

ccording to dictionary.com, Humanity refers to: all human beings collectively; the quality or condition of being human; or the quality of being humane, kind or benevolent. Steven Frank, Natural Awakenings advertiser and owner of Nature’s Rite, practices his humanity by creating natural herbal products to improve the health and well-being of others and also by practicing charity with our Haitian neighbors. He has started the Haiti Relief Project on a grassroots level to bring natural healthcare products to the struggling Haitian people. Though it has dropped off the media radar, Haiti is still struggling mightily to recover from the 7.0 earthquake that killed nearly 300,000 people January 12, 2010. Recently, Hurricane Isaac flooded the country, causing mudslides and more destruction for residents, many of whom are living in makeshift shelters since the 2010 earthquake. Imagine living with no FEMA, no utility company restoring power, little rescue resources and no campaigning politicians pledging support! “I began my visit as an effort to bring some inexpensive natural health products to the local people of Haiti. After Isaac hit this summer, typhoid and cholera were common and Tuberculosis has always been problematic in Haiti. On my first trip, I brought a suitcase full of natural solutions for these problems,” said Frank. The Haitian people struggle in abject poverty and in Port-au-Prince the main hospital is still a pile of rubble surrounding a rough shell. Most people rely on the generosity of roadside clinics, often set up in tents, when their health problems become unbearable. “Most Haitians can’t even afford the hospital. There is no health insurance for most of them and the minimum expense is well beyond what they have or can earn. When I asked a local whether he would visit the hospital for his Typhoid, he said, ‘No. We try drinking tea or anything else. We don’t have the $200 it would take just to get in.’ I gave him a bottle of Typhoid Relief and hoped for the best,” said Frank. “This is about people helping people. No politics, red-tape or IRS.” In today’s shrinking world, it is all the more important to display our humanity to our neighbors, especially those that are suffering. In the spirit of generosity, peace on Earth and goodwill toward others, Steven Frank walks the walk. (As of this writing, the first 350lb pallet of aid had just cleared customs in Haiti.) To learn about The Haiti Relief project visit www.mynaturesrite.com/haiti-reliefproject. To learn more about Steven Frank and Nature’s Rite line of products visit www.mynaturesrite.com or call 888-465-4404.

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ny male or female experiencing symptoms such as decreased mental clarity, memory loss, headaches, depression, mood swings, extreme fatigue and decreased libido may want to consider Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). According to Dr. Jordanna Perlman of Grossman Wellness Center, these symptoms can occur at almost any age. “Usually it is people older than 30, but I have some younger patients. Usually women feel badly for years before they ever get their hormone levels checked. Generally hormone levels drop off/ change up to 10 years prior to menopause. At the Center, they are now using a company called BioTe to supply BHRT pellets that are implanted under the skin. “I personally think patients are more compliant with hormones this way, as taking hormones daily for decades tends to get old. Average time of compliance for men on hormone replacement is 6 months because they don’t want to apply a gel daily longer than that. Pellets help patients feel better longer and they only have to come in to see the doctor 2-3 times per year. Patients really do feel great once they are treated,” said Perlman. Natural testosterone replacement has been shown to reduce risk of heart attack and coronary artery disease. It is also associated with a decreased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Testosterone can prevent osteopenia and help to decrease weight gain by improving muscle mass and thus resting metabolic rate as well. Finally, for women, testosterone can actually protect against breast cancer. Pellet therapy has been used with success since the 1930s. Pellet therapy is a natural plant based compound that delivers a consistent level of hormones to the circulation for 3-6 months at a time. It has fewer side effects than other preparations and people feel better within days of implantation. Pellets can be implanted during an office visit with a trained physician. Jordanna Perlman, MD is on staff at the Grossman Wellness Center, 2801 Youngfield St., Suite 117, Golden. 303-233-4247 or grossmanwellness.com. See ad page 13.

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p to 90% of Americans don’t get the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of magnesium from their diet alone. Magnesium is one of the macrominerals that are required in the diet in relatively large amounts. Others are calcium, iron, phosphorous, potassium and zinc. Most magnesium is found in our bones (6065%), but also in our muscles (25%), and in other cells and body fluids. Like all minerals, magnesium cannot be made in our body and must therefore be plentiful in our diet in order for us to remain healthy. Studies show that people with low magnesium in the body are twice as likely to develop coronary heart disease, and that magnesium supplementation can lower cholesterol by as much as 20%. People with heart conditions, high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms and coronary artery disease are more likely to be magnesium deficient. Magnesium is crucial to the relaxation phase of heart and muscle contractions. Magnesium has traditionally been recommended to those with heart conditions, heavysweating athletes, those with leg cramps, migraines, fatigue and women of all ages (it helps maintain strong bones and relieve symptoms of menopause and premenstrual syndrome. Choose raw whole-food sources like sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, flax seed meal, almonds, walnuts and peanut butter. Linda Emerson is owner of locally-made JEN Bars, naturally high in magnesium as well as being raw and organic. To find JEN Bars, call 720203-0568 or visit JenBars.com. See ad page 6.

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s kids reach 5th grade, executive functions such as planning, prioritizing, organization and emotional regulation become more important. The increased scholastic workload may uncover learning disorders such as Dyslexia, ADHD or other neurobehavioral disorders. By this age, kids need to think, “If there is a book report due this Friday, I better start it on Wednesday.” This is easy for some, but difficult for others. Sometimes children are not capable of executive functions such as planning ahead because they can’t see the big picture. This can be frustrating for a parent who knows their child is exceptionally bright, but can’t understand why they can’t finish their homework, let alone bring it home! To help the struggling child, one must first understand how left or right side weakness impacts the child’s behavior. If the right brain is weaker the child may exhibit: difficulties controlling their emotions; troubles making friends; stuck in certain behaviors and routines; obsessed with details; anxiety; and they don’t get the big picture in life (including reading and math comprehension). If the left brain is weaker, the child may present with: speech difficulties; language and processing concerns; shy and withdrawn; difficulties with fine motor skills, but usually are good athletes. In terms of parenting, children with a weaker right brain respond better to negative reinforcement; they need instant punishment and then instant reward. They can’t see the big picture and therefore if the reward is too far in the future, there isn’t the motivation for it. By knowing how your child’s brain is wired, you will be better able to communicate and help make that transition to middle or high school easier for them. More about the characteristics of the right and left brain with regard to academics and behaviors can be found in the book “Disconnected Kids” and “Reconnected Kids” by Dr. Robert Melillo, founder of Brain Balance Achievement Centers. Dr. Tamara Eslich is owner of Brain Balance Achievement Center of Golden and Highlands Ranch. 303-278-1780 or BrainBalanceCenters.com. See ad page 21.

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ur feelings f li are the th key k to t interi t preting dreams. Logic flounders as we try to make sense of dream elements, objects and people. But we know whether we were happy, sad, scared, excited, anxious, content or if there was a feeling of danger or a sense of comfort and friendliness. By keeping dream notes, you will find patterns of recurring characters and events. Note the correlation between the feelings in your dreams and what is happening in waking life. Do you notice that certain kinds of impending events always trigger certain types of dreams? Suppose you are contemplating signing a contract but have mixed feelings about it. On the surface, it may appear to be a good move. But as the date to finalize the contract draws near, your dreams contain visions of disasters. In the dream imagery, you don’t see the other principal in the

t t yett th t be b contract, the scenes seem to about taking a different route to avoid disaster. You decide not to proceed with the contract only to discover a better deal with a different person in real life. When you follow your feelings, it is possible to precisely identify the connection between the source in your dreams and the source in real life. In our dreams we see people we know and can identify.Then there are other people in our dreams who we may not recognize. These may be people we are yet to meet, or messengers from spirit. You can ask them directly. “Who are you? Why have you come to me?” If they are a messenger, they will answer. If it is a person you are yet to meet, you will get a familiar feeling, the same as in the dream, when you meet this person in real life. Rhythms and movements are another method that can be used to recapture

parts of dreams to interpret the message. For example, if you recall a dream where you were moving in a certain way, but you do not remember where you were or where you were going, start moving your body like you were moving in the dream. When you start moving like you were moving in the dream, you may see more of the dream you were in. Dream dictionaries or cards can be helpful, but your own interpretations are important too as not everyone has the same set of correlations. For example, one person noticed that every time spiders were in her dreams, money would follow. A couple of my favorites are: “Dream Symbols” by Klaus Vollmar is a handy A-Z type dream dictionary; “Understand Your Dreams” by Alice Ann Parker uses provocative questions to help us find our way. Also, a trained intuitive can help you find clarity and map out a course of action. If we get in the habit of accessing our dreams, we will find much that is helpful in our waking lives. Dan Liss is an expert at tarot, rune reading, reiki healing and past life regressions. Reach him at MagicalAwakenings.com or 720-468-2624. See ad page 12.

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t the entrance to Vibrance Dentistry in Greenwood Village, you are met by a modern, tasteful office done in dark browns and grays, along with a warm smile from Jody Ezelle at the front desk. Dr. Cate Vieregger, the heart and soul of Vibrance, enters in a burst of energy, looking fit and put together, warning, “My daughter was complaining of a stomachache this morning; I may get the call from her school at any moment.” It seems that even Denver’s six-time Top Dentist, voted on by her peers in 5280 magazine, isn’t immune to life’s little stresses. She has 2 daughters, 11 and 13. She struggles to find time to exercise. “I do at least 40 squats a day no matter where I am,” she says. A patient walks in for a hygienist appointment and the whole office immediately gushes over her recent weight loss. It seems they really get to know their patients here and take a genuine interest in their overall health. They compare diet and exercise notes and tales of the time they did the “Incline” at Pikes Peak. “We take a Whole Health approach to our patients’ oral health. We treat conservatively and I made the choice years ago to eliminate mercury and latex in my daily practice. I don’t want my family, employees or patients exposed to these things,” explains Cate. Dr. Cate discusses dental procedures, new research and cutting edge tools she uses in her practice as someone who is obviously committed to providing patients with the latest, least invasive and non-toxic procedures and products. She offers up a prodigious menu of services: Invisalign, Cosmetic dentistry, tx for sleep apnea/tmj, sedation dentistry, specialized mouth guards that increase balance and o2 uptake for athletes, Laser cavity detection (avoid x-ray radiation and more accurate at catching cavities earlier), and on.

Hero’s Pets (Planetary and Ecologically Trust Supplies) goal is to help change the world for the better. She has even given presentations to the American Heart Association regarding the correlations between gum disease, inflammation, diabetes and heart health. Nancy Toscano has been a dental hygienist for 30 years and worked with Cate the past 4 1/2. “I like that Cate really cares about the whole person, how their oral care fits into their overall health. She is very conservative in her treatment plans, seeking to keep patients own, natural teeth healthy rather than recommend expensive procedures unless they are absolutely necessary.” They even use nutritional approaches to deal with pain and parafunctional habits like teeth grinding and snoring. “There are special blends of amino acids that work to rebalance the neurotransmitters that are involved with pain response and/or relaxation of the jaw muscles. The ones I use require a prescription but are not synthetic drugs. The research is quite compelling as to their efficacy and they don’t come with the side affects you see in traditional drugs,” said Cate. “It is also covered by most insurance.” “A strong, healthy smile is the first thing people notice and is also important for overall health. We take the time to educate our patients, to offer them short and long term plans for maintaining optimal oral health, and work with their insurance and budget to keep that smile healthy.” Vibrance Dentistry, 7400 E. Crestline Circle #230 Greenwood Village. 303770-1116. www.vibrancedentistry.com. See ad page 18.

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It’s All About We Conscious Evolution: Why We’re Better Together by Linda Sechrist

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fter decades of studying issues of environmental destruction, poverty and war, Malcolm Hollick, Ph.D., author of The Science of Oneness: A New Worldview for the Twenty-First Century, concluded in 2006 that a better future for humanity requires a more holistic worldview. It must be one that reflects the evidence of both new sciences and established spiritual traditions, all of which point to a deep unity, or Oneness, the grand reality underlying and often belying the superficial testimony of the senses. Hollick concluded, “We become open to the experience of this unity only when we recognize at the deepest intuitive level that we do not exist as separate selves.” The founder of the Findhorn College Foundation, in Scotland, recognized that while the old worldview has disintegrated, the concrete of a new one has not yet set. He also observed how the acceleration of scientific findings—advancing knowledge and understanding of the universe,

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as well as the meaning and purpose of life—would continue to influence the general worldview. Within a decade, of the publication of his book, hard scientific evidence across many disciplines—particularly physics and biology—as well as pioneering ideas and anecdotal evidence presented by leading philosophers and authors, affirmed the existence of a reality in which everything is connected and linked in a coherent whole. Such thinking further revealed that evolution has equipped humans with genetic wiring for co-creation, cooperation and collaboration. Martin A. Nowak, a professor of biology and mathematics at Harvard University and co-author of Super Cooperators: Altruism, Evolution, and Why We Need Each Other to Succeed, explains that most great innovations of life have resulted not from competition, but cooperation, the real “master architect” of evolution. Nowak believes that figuring out how cooperation comes

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about and breaks down is the key to human survival as a species. Books such as The Bond: Connecting Through the Space Between Us, by Lynne McTaggart, a scientific researcher and award-winning journalist, and The Golden Motorcycle Gang: A Story of Transformation, co-authored by motivational speaker Jack Canfield, are helping individuals to see through the illusions of the old “survival of the fittest” and “I win, you lose” paradigms into one expressed in terms of connectedness and relationships. This new “Me-We” thinking and way of being has been spreading; it now informs everything from enlightened environmental stewardship to economics, as well as health and spiritual well-being.

How Community Works Canfield emphasizes the valuable lesson of collaboration and cooperation he learned while working for W. Clement Stone, a philanthropist and self-help author: When working together, focus on overlapping goals and interests, and not on differences. In Chicago, Illinois, where the Eat Fresh Eat Local movement sparks successful collaborations, the focus is on food, rather than issues of race, sex or economic disparity. There, hundreds of people are growing food together in communal spaces on city-owned land, privately owned empty lots and rooftops, as well as in school gardens, food forests and urban farm sites. “Self-reliant, community-operated urban farms and the food centers that retail the produce to residents in surrounding neighborhoods—some in the city’s most isolated and impoverished communities—are economic drivers that create jobs,” says Erika Allen, projects manager of Chicago’s Growing Power office. The daughter of national organization founder Will Allen notes that local workshops resemble a cross-section of the world. “Participants from different countries, cultures and economic levels come together for three meals a day, where we connect, share perspectives and learn from one another.” Another successful initiative, Building a Healthier Chicago (BHC), brings together the Chicago Depart-


ment of Public Health, the Office of the Regional Health Administrator of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Chicago Medical Society and the Institute of Medicine of Chicago. The BHC agribusiness project develops and maintains a system of more accessible food supply, distribution and markets where people live, work, play, pray and learn. Neighbors in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, organized park cleanups with the long-range goal of replacing crime and litter with learning. Now, Riverside Park, once an area of urban blight, has both a college-level field research station and grade school outdoor classroom, offering innovative school, adult and community programs operated by the Urban Ecology Center (UEC). Programs serve 44 schools and have spawned two branches in Washington Park and Menomonee Valley to serve residents in those areas. The UEC’s latest project, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Milwaukee, the River Revitalization Foundation, Milwaukee County Parks, private businesses and local landowners, is an arboretum that will protect and restore 40 acres of land for native species and wildlife habitat along the Milwaukee River. “With the creation of the Milwaukee Rotary Centennial Arboretum, southeastern Wisconsin has a new, biologically diverse space for growing future environmental stewards,” says UEC Executive Director Ken Leinbach. He particularly likes creating spaces and resources that give

people that wouldn’t normally connect a place to bump into one another.

Expanding Worldview College settings are similarly intended to encourage stimulating and expansive dialogue among diverse populations. At Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, Massachusetts, recent environmental study grads Dana Rubin and Hannah Blackmer met Frances Moore Lappé when she visited to share the message of her book EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want. As a result, the pair embraced the need to shift their view of the world away from looming negatives to focus on creating positive connections and meaningful relationships that recognize life’s interdependence and fuel constructive change. After more research, the duo built a simple website named Convenient Resilience.com and created a blog before commencing a coast-to-coast, 100-day, solutions-oriented journey last summer. They posted nearly 30 “webisodes” of heartfelt interactions with individuals and organizations with stories to tell, like the group at 2100 Lakeside Emergency Men’s Shelter, in Cleveland, Ohio, that is using small-scale, practical and cost-effective solutions to lessen their impact on the environment. “The personal stories we heard affirm what we learned from Frances—that it’s possible to locally solve global problems together,” advise the sojourners, who travel in a grease-powered car.

“Learn to think beyond negative thought traps that engender fear,” advises Lappé. “Thinking, ‘There isn’t enough to go around, so I have to grab what I can now,’ for instance, focuses on separateness and lack, which is precisely what got us into the state we are in.”

Starting Within A big-picture, more-whole-systems perspective forms naturally when individuals come together to explore the power of building intentional coherence. The Art of Hosting (and convening conversations that matter), World Café, Vistar Method for Circles and OpenSpace collaborations leverage technology for the practice of mindfulness to foster deeper connections, authentic conversations and outside-thebox ideas, all contributing to a more enlightened collective intelligence. One’s own new world perspective can even emerge as a result of a dark night of the soul, as Patricia Ariadne, Ph.D., author of Drinking the Dragon, has observed with clients that have undergone a personal metamorphosis as a result of the economic downturn. “Often, the entire process of transformation indicates a spiritual initiation—a renewal or rebirth— that acts as an induction into a level of expanded consciousness and new relationship with Spirit,” remarks Ariadne. “True spiritual progress inevitably leads to a desire to be of greater service to others, to go from ‘Me to We,’ which I believe is our mandate for the 21st century.”

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Living mindfully can literally change our brains, states Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., in the introduction to A Mindful Nation, by Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan, which reports on the supporting science. “Mindfulness… can improve our capacity for perspective taking and decision making, and enhance our emotional intelligence and our ability to act with clarity and wisdom, alone and in concert with others.” Kabat-Zinn is the founding director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, in Worcester. “A peaceful revolution is being led by ordinary citizens across our nation,” confirms Ryan. “At the core of it is mindfulness—finding ways to slow the mind, pay attention to the present moment and see how you are connected to others and can work in a spirit of cooperation to get things done.” The inner impulse to recognize the deeper unity of all life and sense the reality of Oneness is bubbling up within individuals, small groups and organizations, and finding expression in writings and teachings, according to Barbara Marx Hubbard, author of Birth 2012 and Beyond: Humanity’s Great Shift to the Age of Conscious Evolution. Individuals that feel compelled to join with others in expanding their consciousness to help foster systemic change and a culture of a higher order are invited to find a compatible group. Hubbard offers webcast training for Agents of Conscious Evolu-

tion (ACE), now 3,000 members strong; Craig Hamilton, founder of Integral Enlightenment, provides an online telecourse called Awakening to an Evolutionary Relationship to Life. “Evolutionaries sense that we are facing a critical moment in the unfolding of our human story and feel called to create pathways to a better future,” says Hamilton. He notes that the 35,000 participants in his most recent introduction to his webcast were interested in where they could find a supportive community of kindred spirits committed to living life on the same level. He states, “We instinctively know that we can accomplish more together.” A partnership with The Shift Network, which empowers a global movement of those intent on creating an evolutionary shift in consciousness, has enabled Hubbard, a featured sage in the documentary Awaken Soul to Soul, and her ACEs to launch a global initiative to mark the inauguration of a sustainable planetary civilization on December 22. Thousands of individuals are now working in collective hubs across the United States to prepare for the Planetary Birth Day celebration. An initial concern for many individuals seeking to experience Oneness is, “What happens to my identity?” Christopher M. Bache, Ph.D., professor emeritus in the department of philosophy and religious studies at Youngstown State University, in Ohio, reassures us that within the matrix of connectivity, individuality is not suf-

focated, but paradoxically liberated into deeper forms of self-expression. “While opening to the collective fields that surround us melts the boundaries of the private ego, bringing about the ‘death of self’ noted in spiritual literature, as the ego dies, a deeper form of individuality is born—not an isolated individuality, but one that thrives in subtle give-and-take,” explains the author of The Living Classroom: Teaching and Collective Consciousness. While the idea of a future in which American and other cultures reflect oneness can seem distant and idealistic, it is already present in South Africa’s Xhosa community in the form of Ubuntu, a worldview which means, “I am what I am because of who we all are.” According to South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, Ubuntu iterates the essence of being human and speaks to the fact that it’s impossible to exist as human beings in isolation. We are people through other people. “We think of ourselves far too frequently as just individuals, separated from one another, whereas you are connected, and what you do affects the whole world,” he observes. “When you do well, it spreads out; it is for the whole of humanity.”

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ou can’t get to where you’re not going,” said Neale Donald Walsch, author of seven New York Times best sellers including the Conversations with God series. From a butter-soft leather chair facing picture windows offering mountain views of Ashland, Oregon, Walsch fielded a few questions. What is wrong with the world? Why is humanity having so much trouble just making life work? “It’s really quite simple. We’re all going after the wrong thing,” said Walsch. And that is? “The whole world wants peace, prosperity, security, opportunity, joyful self-expression, happiness, and love… We want it so bad, we’re willing to kill each other for it. In fact, that’s exactly what we are doing. In the first quarter of the 21st century, nine-tenths of the world’s people are still deprived of these things...and most of the one-tenth who are not are still not peaceful and happy, because they’re spending their time worrying about how to hold onto what they have, or trying to figure out a way to increase it.” So the problem is greed? “No,” Walsch says. “Greed is good. Greed is simply the intense and selfish desire for something. It is such desire that fuels the process of evolution. And the idea that selfishness is ‘bad’ is totally out of harmony with that process. The problem is that we are greedy for the wrong things… We’re trying to get to a place of inner peace, quiet joy, global harmony, and deep, sweet happiness and we’re thinking we can get there by scrambling for outer accouterment. When we change the focus of our greed, we will change the forces that work against us—and the whole world will change. When

we change the idea that the so-called ‘Self’ includes only us, we will find that true selfishness serves all of humanity. This is the transformation for which the entire human race yearns, and which is now within our grasp.” Walsch is very sure that this dramatic shift in our collective and individual life objectives is our crucial next step. That is the point he makes in his latest book, The Only Thing That Matters. Perhaps best known for his Conversations series, Walsch says that his latest writing has also been informed by his “continuing dialogue” with Deity. While his newest book does not follow the conversational format, he asserts that it has all come from On High. And no, he doesn’t even flinch when he says that. “All of us are having conversations with God all the time,” he declares. “We’re simply calling them something else. Serendipity, inspiration, women’s intuition, a stroke of genius...we’ll use whatever words or catch phrases we can devise to avoid saying what is really happening, because we’ve made it culturally unacceptable to announce that God is talking directly to us. But that doesn’t alter what is happening, it merely renames it.”

Walsch says he is comfortable producing books with titles such as The Only Thing That Matters and Conversations with God. “Because it is ‘the only thing that matters’,” he smiles warmly, “and they are conversations with God. The worst thing an author can do, I should think, would be to tone down his words to meet someone else’s standards of acceptability.” Walsch asserts that by following the “agenda of the soul” that God invites us to pay attention to, everything we have been striving and struggling for “would come to us automatically.” He smiles again. “Someone else said this much better than I ever could. ‘Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and all else will be added unto you’.” And just how does one do that? “Ah, well,” he winks, “how much time do you have? Entire books have been written on that topic. ” He holds up a copy of The Only Thing That Matters. Yet if there are so many other books on the subject, why add another to the pile? “I think we are more ready and able now than ever to hear this message—and to apply it,” Walsch assesses. “We also are able to communicate with one another instantly… to hear, feel, share and accept God’s ancient message and to put it ‘on the ground’ much more rapidly than ever before. All we need now is to hear that message in contemporary terms, so that we can understand it in ways that relate to our own experience. That’s what my writing is all about.” Neale Donald Walsch lives with his wife, American poet Em Claire, in Southern Oregon. His most recent book “The Only Thing That Matters” is available at major bookstores and at HayHouse.com.

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ou really can have it all. That’s what I know after talking to Beth Avedis, inventor of Bio-V, a probiotic she developed especially for women. Not only did Beth invent a probiotic supplement that filled a hole in the market, she is also a wife, singer, songwriter, photographer, painter, entrepreneur and executive in the title insurance industry. Yes….I feel like a lazy bum just talking to her, sipping coffee in my slippers. Fresh off a vacation in Hawaii and business trip to Orlando, we chat about the importance of probiotics for women. It’s a timely conversation as I recently required antibiotics after oral surgery and was experiencing poor digestion and elimination. I’m reminded of the importance of a healthy bacteria balance,

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especially with the approaching holiday travel, diet and exercise changes. Who wants to add gas, bloating, vaginal odor and a compromised immune system to the Holiday experience? Back in 2009, Beth had health problems that caused her to seek answers, including a gall bladder that shut down, a mysterious 40 lb weight gain, and dreaded feminine issues. Unfortunately, there were no quick solutions. Doctors misdiagnosed her until she went to a homeopath, who started her off with probiotics that finally did the trick. Did you know the Royal Academy of Medicine England blames an imbalance between good and bad bacteria for causing 80 percent of all degenerative diseases? Beth delved into the world of probiotics to find out for herself how she could best resolve her health issues and help other women. She spoke to medical professionals all over the world, read medical journals, talked to manufacturers and finally found a blend of probi-

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January 4th (6:30-9pm) & 5th (9:30am-6:30pm)

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1

Gather with intention to consciously cross the threshold to 2013, stand at this precious gateway & discover our soul›s deepest longing through sacred movement & soul collage. Kimberly Jonas & BJ Brown will facilitate, co-creating the sacred space required to dive deep to stir your inner voice that wants the soul›s questions and desires to be heard & expressed. $175.Pre-registration req’d www.body-mantra. com/events-classes. Intensive Option: $325 w/ two 1-hour sessions with Kimberly and BJ, shamanic healing and energy work to deepen your New Year’s inquiry. Solstice Center, 3rd and West Pearl, Boulder. Kimberly Jonas www.bodymantra.com; BJ Brown www.wolfheals.com or 303-808-4006.

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The Chakras: Access Health and Healing– Noon-4pm. Bill Eager helps you balance your chakras and tap into the healing wisdom of your body; learn techniques to ground and shift your energy. $49. Harmony Yoga 560 S Holly Str., #15, Denver. 303-388-8501 or harmony-yoga.com. Dowsing Class–11am-12:30pm. Tap into your intuition and verify received answers every time with this technique that most anyone can do! No exp necessary. $30 or $25/members. Eli Ashby Healing Arts Center 7401 Grandview Ave., Arvada. Lori Drienka 303-463-6565 or eliashbyhealingarts.com. Emotional Preparedness–10:30am-Noon. This season, don’t neglect your frame of mind and emotional well-being. Let go using the Sedona Method. $25/advance, $35/door. Smithson Clinic, 2825 Vallejo St., Denver. Melanie Smithson, LPC, BC-DMT, Certified Sedona Method Coach, 303-762-8994 or melaniesmithson.com. Work Stress/Life Stress Seminar–10-1:30am. FREE seminar that gives you tools to handle BOTH! Church of Scientology*. 2340 Blake Street, Denver. 303-789-7668. www.Scientology-Denver.org

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5 Feng Shui, Gems & Minerals–7-9:30pm. Learn the inner meaning and healing properties of minerals and use Feng Shui to place them beneficially in your home and office. Presented by Beth Kuper, Feng Shui Consultant, and Karen Rice King, Gem Therapist & Master Dowser. Gems, minerals, and gem elixirs available for sale. $20 incls handouts, snacks & beverages. CHHC 409 So. Public Rd., Lafayette. RSVP Karen 303-665-0175 or KarenRiceKing.com. World Traditions Interfaith Service–7pm. Celebrate interfaith traditions and Oneness with this heartfelt, diverse service. Love Offering. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or milehichurch.org.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6 Nutritional Cleansing Presentation & Tasting–7-9pm. Also on 12/18. Natural, safe and effective cleansing and fat-burning system. Eliminate toxins and lose 9-12 lbs in 9 days! Product tasting. Free. LifeSource Health Partners 65 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP 303-934-3600 or LifeSourceHP.com. Oneness Blessing Deeksha–7-9pm. Come for a Oneness Deeksha and Meditation and experience the energy and Sacred Sound. Donation $10. Journeys for Conscious Living 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695 or J4CL.com.

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Discover a complete mind/body program for achieving and maintaining your ideal weight from the perspective of Yoga and Ayurveda. Hosted by Ananda Yoga Therapy in Golden. RSVP/info www.anandayogatherapy.com, anandayt3@gmail.com or call 303-895-7298.

Non-Denominational Church Service–11am. Doors lock at 11am. Celebrate life with meditation and an informative spiritual message on the 1st Sunday. Free aura healing/chakra balancing clinic. Rev. Margaret Johnson, Church of Infinite Spirit / Inner Connection Institute 2755 S Locust St., Ste 213, Denver. 303-282-9439. InnerConnection.org.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7

The Miracle of Change–10:30-11:30am. Understand how Divine Spirit (the ECK) works in our lives. Reading from the ECK works, HU Song, quiet contemplation, music and connection. Free. Eckankar Center of Boulder Valley 1800 30th St., #208 Boulder. 303-443-1610 or eckankar-colorado.org.

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NO SELF-SABOTAGE THIS YEAR! Saturday, January 5th, 10:30am-Noon It’s a New Year, with new goals and new resolutions. Avoid the disappointment of not achieving those goals by releasing the subconscious blocks to success. Using the Sedona Method, an easy and effective tool, you can set and achieve the right goals for you. “After years of struggling, The Sedona Method came to me. Learning and practicing the method has changed my life. I have lost 50 lbs. and now maintain my normal body weight.” W. Hansen. $25 in advance/$35 at the door. Smithson Clinic, 2825 Vallejo St., Denver. Melanie Smithson, LPC, BC-DMT, Certified Sedona Method Coach, 303-762-8994, melaniesmithson.com or melanie@smithsonclinic.com.

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Holiday Bazaar–12:30pm-4pm. Buy gifts from local craftsmen. Enjoy a holistic healing fair. Support Local! Art, crystals, candles, crafts, decorations, baked items, homemade candy, massage, footbath, readings and healings. Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695 or J4CL.com.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4 Free Energy Clearings–5:30-6:45pm. 15-min Aura clearing & Chakra tuning. Remove nonuseful 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 yogaofthemind.com. Soul Body Fusion Workshop–7-9:30pm. Jonette Crowley, international speaker and author of “Soul Body Fusion” and “The Eagle and The Condor”, offers a dynamic workshop. $25. Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695 or J4CL.com.

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Wisdom Fire Teachings–An Evening of Sound, Mind and Heart–7-9pm. Delightful teaching and play w/ Grandmother Pa’Ris’Ha and the Sequoia Band. Bring drums, rattles, fun-lovin’ self and snack. $10-$20 donation. Journeys for Conscious Living 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695 or J4CL.com.

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Reiki II-Access Your Psychic Abilities–Learn 3 Reiki symbols to increase energy flow in your hands, transmit Reiki from a distance and access psychic information. Protocol for using Reiki symbols for readings. $151. The Cloisters on Wadsworth, Lakewood. Karen Fox 303-9420646 or AspenProgram@yahoo.com. Why Gluten Free? and Hormone Disruption and Immune Dysfunction–1-2:30pm. Lolita Hanks, Integrative Nurse Practitioner and Vibrant Living Health Coach will be presenting. Free. Higher Alignment Center 2945 Center Green Dr., Boulder. RSVP lolitasorenda@aol.com. Passion Test Workshop–1-4pm. Simple to take, fun and profoundly effective. Use this tool for the rest of your life to effortlessly follow YOUR passions. $49 or $60/2. Eli Ashby Healing Arts Center 7401 Grandview Ave., Arvada. RSVP 303-463-6565 or eliashbyhealingarts.com. Why do I still have Thyroid Symptoms?–Noon-1:30pm. Managing Thyroid issues can be tricky during the holidays. Learn how to support your health. FREE. RSVP req’d. Smithson Clinic 2825 Vallejo St., Denver. Gail Smithson LAc 303-762-8994 or SmithsonClinic.com.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 Iyengar Yoga Senior Teacher Nancy Stechert–6pm FriNoon Sun. Focus on Freedom from within. $200 before


Dec1st for wkend. Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver 770 S Broadway, Denver. iyengaryogacenter.com. Hands-on Healing Sessions–Learn to conduct intuitive hands-on energy sessions; access the Akashic Records; support client’s emotions; release blocked energy and more. Discuss role as body educator. $76. The Cloisters on Wadsworth, Lakewood. Karen Fox 303-942-0646 or AspenProgram@yahoo.com.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 10 BioVive Open House–4:30-7:30pm. What are Bioidentical Hormones and are they right for me? Learn about BHRT, Medically Supervised Weight Loss and meet Dr. Kane Lai and staff of Biovive. Biovive Medicine 2671 W. 120th Ave., #100, Westminster. 720-863-1004 or biovivemd.com. Celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights–Church of Scientology* is hosting a United for Human Rights open house! 303-789-7668. 2340 Blake Street, Denver. www.Scientology-Denver.org Intro to Your Intuition Every Day–7-8:30pm. Relieve stress, achieve your goals with less effort and enjoy a calmer lifestyle. Learn to access your intuition through Yoga of the Mind Intuitive Meditation. Free. RSVP David Stevens 303-668-2358 or yogaofthemind.com.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11 Brain Balance Achievement Center Informational Lecture–6:30pm. Lecture covers brain function of a child struggling with academics, socialization and behavior. Help your child overcome these issues without meds! FREE. Brain Balance Achievement Center 1211 Avery St., Golden. RSVP 303-278-1780 or Golden@BrainBalanceCenters.com. Photographing Blossoms of Light–3-6pm. Enjoy early access and learn how to capture stunning images. $36/ member; $44/non-members. Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver. Registrar 720-865-3580 or botanicgardens.org. Experience Forgiveness and Harmony–6:30-8pm. Learn to release negative experience recorded in our brains and unlock health and happiness. Experience the Feelings Collection of essential oils. $15. People House 3035 W 25th Ave., Denver. Katie Brown, Master Herbalist. Why Gluten Free? and Hormone Disruption and Immune Dysfunction–5-630pm. Lolita Hanks, Integrative Nurse Practitioner and Vibrant Living Health Coach will be presenting. Free. Higher Alignment Center 2945 Center Green Dr., Boulder. RSVP lolitasorenda@aol.com. 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 yogaofthemind.com.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12 For the Next 7 Generations documentary film–79:30pm. Journey of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, filmed on location in North & South America, India and Rome. Afterwards, “journey” to meet your inner Spiritual Teacher. $20 incl snacks & bev. CHHC, Lafayette. RSVP Karen King 303665-0175 or KarenRiceKing.com.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13 CCC: Consciousness Creatives Community–6:4510pm. Kiara Windrider, leader in global awakening and planetary healing introduces his workshop, Ilahinoor, 2012 and Global Awakening–A Life-Enhancing Seminar. $10. Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 W 59th Ave, Arvada. 303-731-6695 or J4CL.com. Holistic Moms Network–6:30-8:30pm.Ralston House Child Advocacy Center presents the dynamics of

sexual abuse, common behaviors of perpetrators and to help parents set safeguards. FREE. Denver Waldorf School, 940 Fillmore Street, Denver. www.meetup. com/Holistic-Moms-Network-Denver-Metro-Chapter

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14 Trance Medium Healing Clinic–7pm. Open Channeling 7-7:30ish-free, followed by Healings-$10. Dynamic process facilitate re-alignment and cleansing of the spiritual body. Channeling, energy readings and intense individual clearings. No appt nec. Inner Connection Instituteat the Rocky Mtn Miracle Center, 1939 S Monrose St, Denver. 303-282-9439 or InnerConnection.org. Ilahinoor, 2012 and Global Awakening–A LifeEnhancing Seminar with Kiara Windrider–10am5pm Fri and Sat. ‘Ilahinoor’ merges our lightbody to access multidimensional frequencies for healing, awakening and manifesting. $100/day or $150/both. Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 W 59th, Arvada. Aurelia 303-771-5622 or kiarawindrider.net.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 Brain Balance Achievement Center Informational Lecture–6:30pm. Lecture covers brain function of a child struggling with academics, socialization and behavior. Help your child overcome these issues without meds! FREE. Brain Balance Achievement Center 1970 E County Line Road, Ste G, Littleton. RSVP 303-2781780 or Golden@BrainBalanceCenters.com.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 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. or Eeckankar Center of Boulder Valley 1800 30th St., #208. 303-7569287 or eckankar-colorado.org. Restorative Yoga Workshop–Noon-2pm. Therapeutic yoga utilizes props to help the body get into certain poses for deeper relaxation, stillness and quiet mind. $30/pre or $35/day of. Yama Yoga Village, 6818 S Dallas Way, Greenwood Village. 303-790-6081 or yamayogavillage.com.

savethedate BECOME A CERTIFIED REFLEXOLOGIST! TRAINING BEGINS FEBRUARY 2013 Comprehensive 305 hour, weekend classes. “Professional Foot, Hand, Ear Reflexology” prepares for rewarding career. Also “Introduction to Aromatherapy” class this November. Just for Health School. Englewood, CO. State Approved. Rachel Lord 303-320-4367; health.on.all.levels@gmail.com , www.justforhealth.net

EVOLVE EXPO February 23-24, National Western Complex “New Beginnings” holistic expo features vendors, speakers and workshops with products and services involved with alternative healthcare, free energy, green living, wealth building and conscious living. Presented by Journeys for Conscious Living. Booths available and filling up fast. Sponsorships available. Call 303-469-0306, ext 13. www.EvolveExpo.com

DISCOVER YOUR “HEROINE’S JOURNEY” IN COSTA RICA March 22-29; Free informational conference call on Thursday, November 8, 6pm MDT Embark on “The Heroine’s Journey,” a life-changing retreat in the magnificent setting of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, March 22-29! Victoria FittsMilgrim of True Life Coaching and Retreats joins Women’s Empowerment Workshop Founder Susie Kincade in the heart of nature that includes group facilitation, one-on-one coaching, healthy meals, yoga/meditation, spa treatments, hiking to magnificent rainforest waterfalls and more. Info and RSVP under “Retreats” at www.truelifecoach.net or call 877-595-8622.

HEALER TRAINING PROGRAM WITH WENDY DE ROSA March 21-23 in Boulder The Healer Training Program has a strong emphasis on self-healing and is a wonderful platform for powerful transformation and self-actualization. The year-long program consists of four modules with additional conference calls, personal assignments, group support, and supervision outside of the classroom. Course completion affords participants a certificate as a Held in Light Healer Training Program graduate and the possibility to continue with a mentoring program for further study.www.heldinlight.com

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Winter Solstice Service–5:30pm. Celebrate the ancient gift of solstice amidst the sound of beating drums and firelight. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood or milehichurch.org.

classifieds BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Backed by BBB, Awesome support to help you reach your goals! NO SELLING, NO INVENTORY. FREE WEBSITE, FREE TRAINING. Contact Heather at 303-646-3331 or fill out form at www.WorkGreenToday.com. Looking for a way to bring in extra money? Maybe even a second income? Come change the world with us - one child at a time! We are looking for health-minded people who have a heart for helping others. If you like to educate others, believe in the power of whole food nutrition, and want to make a difference, this might be a fit for you. Please contact Heather @ 303-753-2665 for details and questions. Have a healthy, happy day!

CAREER/LIFE COACHING Business Sketching and Personal Vision Mapping: Susanne Hoogwater of Glowmapping helps you to clearly express your professional or personal vision, with deep listening, business experience and creative skills. See what you mean - Do what you mean! Sessions in studio or via Skype start at $75. To schedule yours call 720-3243555 or visit www.glowmapping.com Awaken Your Purpose and Empower Your Life: Are you dissatisfied with your work? Do you know you have something important to offer but aren’t sure what it is or how to create it? Discover simple but powerful tools to uncover your deeper purpose and create fulfilling, prosperous and meaningful work. Call Marlene 720-771-1257. www.empoweredpurpose.com or www.awakeneddesigns.com

FOR RENT Beautiful Office Space available in Strasburg. The rent includes all utilities. Free internet, elegant library waiting room with Tea service for your clients. Kitchen and laundry room. We are a natural health Center and would love to welcome massage therapists, Acupuncture, Chiropractor, Reiki, Counselors, etc.... to our center. If you are looking to build a practice in an area with no competition this would be a great place for your practice. We are located 18min east of Denver in the town of Strasburg. We are the only Natural Heath practice in the area and the residents are excited about our center because most of them travel to Denver for these services. I am also willing to rent office space to people who are not in the Natural Health field if your business would fit into our office environment. Please call Jodi Winter 303-981-3778. 1517 Main Street, Strasburg

FOR SALE Infrared Cabinet Sauna. 1 person. TheraSauna brand. Boxed, ready to assemble. New. Trade Show demo. Moving. Must Sell. Asking $1000 ($3200 value) Preferred pickup in Salida area or discuss shipping/insurance at your cost. Call 719-207-0190.

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with Feminine Odor • Vaginal Discharge • Yeast • Gas & Bloating? Discover the link between digestive and feminine health. Breakthrough probiotic blend developed just for women! Supports healthy digestion AND promotes female health by influencing vaginal flora. Woman-owned business; Made in Colorado. www.MyBio-V.com. Buy Super Greens: Adjust your PH and get alkaline. 504-669-0048. www.BuySuperGreens.net

HEALTHY SERVICES Deep Tissue Massage: Alivio Massage Therapy specializes in facilitating change to restore and maintain balance and homeostasis in the body by offering each client a custom massage using a blend of modalities including Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Myofascial Release depending on the needs of each person and what will benefit he or she the most! Alison Cox 616-405-7078 www. alivio.massagetherapy.com Traditional Ayurveda: Taos high desert Ayurvedic clinic offers Kindly priced panchakarmas (seasonal detoxification) and rejuvenating retreats. We specialize in traditional Ayurveda, pranic yoga, and healthy organic grown-on-the-spot food. Friendly, quiet, private, secluded. Come and rejuvenate with Tizia! 575-776-2212 or auromesa.com.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES Florida manufacturer seeks Phone Sales Professionals to introduce our line of natural health products and healthy gifts. Work from home; commission; not MLM. www.justrelax.us.com. 888-499-0044. Appointment Setters, Salespeople and Delivery Drivers Wanted! No phone calls please. Email Doug@MileHighNaturalAwakenings.com.

NATURAL PAIN RELIEF IN PAIN? POOR HEALTH? CAR ACCIDENTS? Symptoms including headaches, neck, back pain, numbness, tingling, and dizziness can gradually ruin your quality of life. These problems can become permanent without adequate diagnosis and treatment. Free consultation. Most cases Auto insurance pays 100%. www.denverschiropractic.com. WE CAN HELP! CALL NOW! 303-922-2977

SPIRITUAL RESOURCES Closer Walk with God, www.ThirdEyeTruth.com. Did you see spirits as a child? In this new autobiography “A Higher Love: Walking a Profound Journey”, Colorado author Stacey Joslin discusses how she transformed an abusive childhood into a powerful spiritual awakening, with the help of her angels and spirit guides. Available on Amazon. com. StaceyJoslinBooks@Yahoo.com or www. staceyclasses.blogspot.com Channeled Angelic Readings and Healing: Single sessions for overall insight or frequent sessions for deeper, Angelically-guided work. Discounted holiday gift certificates available. Synergy WellBeing, Leah Ruth Henningsen, MA, ATR, 303-815-6434, www.synergywellbeing.com

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 17 Tibetan Singing Bowls Concert–7-9pm. Tibetan Singing Bowls healing tuned to the musical notes corresponding to chakras and balance your body’s energies. $12/member; $15/non-member. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Str., Denver. Registrar 720-865-3580 or botanicgardens.org.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18 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 yogaofthemind.com.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19 Myths & Facts of Auto Injury–7-8:15pm. Workshop and Q&A w/Dr. Keuhn covers legal and medical aspects of motor vehicle accidents. Treating patients with soft tissue injuries for 25 yrs. Free. LifeSource Health Partners 65 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP 303-934-3600 or LifeSourceHP.com. Emotional Preparedness–6:30-8pm. This season, don’t neglect your frame of mind and emotional well-being. Let go using the Sedona Method. $25/advance, $35/ door. Smithson Clinic, 2825 Vallejo St., Denver. Melanie Smithson, LPC, BC-DMT, Certified Sedona Method Coach, 303-762-8994 or melaniesmithson.com.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21 Sedona 2012 Festival- Shifting Into the NOW Age–Fri, 4 -9 p.m. and Sat 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Music, Arts and crafts, exhibitors, healers, intuitives, and workshops. Hilton Sedona Golf Resort and Spa 90 Ridge Trail Drive, Sedona, AZ. $60/both days. www.sedona2012Festival.com

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23 Christmas Candlelight Service–2, 5 and 8pm. Enjoy the inspirational Christmas message, traditional lighting of candles and an open-hearted congregation. Sign language interpreter available at 8pm. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood or milehichurch.org.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 24 Christmas Candlelight Service–2, 5 and 8pm. Enjoy the inspirational Christmas message, traditional lighting of candles and an open-hearted congregation. Sign language interpreter at 8pm. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood or milehichurch.org.

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Merry Christmas! WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26

Happy Kwanzaa! THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27 Guided Meditation; Creating Your New Year–7:158:15pm. Reflect on, learn from, and work with the Angels to let go of 2012; take the time to manifest the 2013 YOU desire. $10. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino 720-413-7303 or AnitaDestino.com


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Yin Yoga–5:45-7pm. Focus on working the connective tissue safely, allowing the body to sink into the postures while stretching the appropriate ligaments and tendons. All Levels. $15. Yama Yoga Village, 6818 S Dallas Way, Greenwood Village. 303-790-6081 or yamayogavillage.com.

Energy Healings, Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing–6-7pm. Like an “energy car wash,” release blocking energy to create the life you desire. Donation. Journey Within; inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino 720-413-7303 or AnitaDestino.com.

Season of Self-Care with SoulBody Integration–10am-6:30pm. Struggling to balance work, partner, family and Self? Grow your capacity for authentic communication, healthy boundaries and Self-Care. Long-distance/in-person near City Park. Heather Lenox 720-876-7465 or soulbodyintegration.com.

Fiesta Night–7-9:30 pm. Introductory lecture on Dianetics - English & Spanish. Find out how you can achieve a better living situation. Hubbard Dianetics* Foundation, 2340 Blake Street, Denver. Info 303291-3560

tuesdays Season of Self-Care with SoulBody Integration– 5-9pm. See descrip Mondays. Long-distance/ in-person in the Highlands. Heather Lenox, 720876-7465 or soulbodyintegration.com. Guided Meditation Group 5:30-6:30pm, Golden Wellbeing Collective, 1113 Washington, Golden. Learn and practice meditation in a fun and relaxed environment. Beginners to experienced meditators will benefit. Darci 720413-2969 or Darcimeyers.com.

looking ahead 2013 THURSDAY, JANUARY 3 Improve your Energy Boundaries with Grounding and Centering–6:30-8:30pm. Cont’d 1/10. Eliminate worry and stress in 10 min/day for people w/ “busy minds” and people-intense professions. $39; $29 pre-reg. Yoga of the Mind 8 E 1st Ave., #103, Denver. David Stevens 303-668-2358 or yogaofthemind.com. Brain Balance Highlands Ranch Meet & Greet– 3-7pm. Meet the staff, see the NEW center, learn about how we can help your child! FREE. Brain Balance Achievement Center 1970 E County Line Rd., #G, Littleton. RSVP 303-278-1780 or BrainBalanceCenters.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 4 2012 into 2013: Crossing the Threshold–Jan 4 (6:30-9pm) & 5 (9:30am-6:30pm). Gather with intention to consciously cross the threshold to 2013 through sacred movement & soul collage. $175. Pre-reg req’d www.body-mantra.com/events-classes

thursdays Season of Self-Care with SoulBody Integration– Noon-4pm. See descrip Mondays. Long-distance/inperson in the Highlands. Heather Lenox 720-876-7465 or soulbodyintegration.com. FREE Psychic Readings–7-8:30 pm. Learn about your soul essence, past lives and aura. Psychic perspective about what is going on. Free. Boulder Psychic Institute, 1332 Pearl St, Boulder. 303.530.0920 or BoulderPsychicInstitute.org. FREE Aura and Chakra Healings–6-7pm. Drop-In for 10 Min Healing. Negative energy replaced with your own positive energy. Boulder Psychic Institute,

Brain Balance Highlands Ranch Meet & Greet– 10am-2pm. Meet the staff, see the NEW center, learn about how we can help your child! FREE. Brain Balance Achievement Center 1970 E County Line Rd., #G, Littleton. RSVP 303-278-1780 or BrainBalanceCenters.com Yoga & Ayurveda for Weight Loss–Noon-4pm. Discover a complete mind/body program for achieving and maintaining your ideal weight from Yoga and Ayurveda perspective. Hosted by Ananda Yoga Therapy in Golden. 303-895-7298 or www.anandayogatherapy.com

Aura Clearing/Chakra Balancing Healing Clinic–1:302:30pm. A healing is like a psychic shower. Unnecessary energy is cleared, clarity and contentment restored. Donation. 1-hr student readings avail by appt after clinic- $25. Inner Connection Institute North Side Location 4325 Harlan St., Wheat Ridge. 303-257-4797 or InnerConnection.org. Hubbard Dianetics* Seminar–2-day seminar 9am6pm. English/Spanish. Learn how to get rid of the unknown source of unreasonable fears, upsets and insecurities, remove barriers stopping you from achieving your goals. $100, incl Dianetics book, lunch, snacks. 2340 Blake Street, Denver 80205. RSVP Denver@ scientology.net

sundays Scientology* Sunday Service-11am-noon. Repair the ravages of the week at Scientology Sunday Service. Nondenominational; all religions and beliefs welcome. 2340 Blake Street, Denver 80205. www.ScientologyDenver.org *© 1996-2012 CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

behind.» Mile Hi Church 9077 W Alameda Ave., Lakewood. Milehichurch.org.

TUESDAY JANUARY 15 Brain Balance Achievement Center Informational Lecture–6:30pm. Lecture covers brain function of a child struggling with academics, socialization and behavior. Help your child overcome these issues without meds! FREE. Brain Balance Achievement Center 1970 E County Line Rd., #G, Littleton. RSVP 303-278-1780 or BrainBalanceCenters.com.

FEBRUARY 23-24 SATURDAY JANUARY 12 600-hr Certified Massage Therapy Program– 9am-6pm. 600-hour Certified Massage Therapy program;Thai Yoga Massage techniques fused with Western Massage and Bodywork techniques. $5,800. Denver Integrative Massage School 1221 Galapagos St., Denver. Kristy Scott 303-623-3121 or dimassageschool.com. Yoga and Ayurveda Trainings–Winter offers professional trainings from basic education to advanced learning in the Vedic Sciences, including Yoga, Ayurveda, Jyotisha, and Sanskrit. $12-$18/ hr. PranaYoga 3333 Federal Blvd., Denver. Hansa 303-432-8099 or pyamandala.com.

SATURDAY JANUARY 5 600-hr Botanical Aesthetics Program–9am-6pm. Our first priority is product purity and quality. Practice/learn about some of the highest quality skin care products on the market. $5,100. Denver School of Botanical Aesthetics, 1221 Galapago Str., Denver. 303-623-3121 or schoolofba.com.

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Evolve Expo–“New Beginnings” holistic expo features vendors, speakers and workshops with products/services in alternative healthcare, free energy, conscious and green living, wealth building. Booths and sponsorships available. Journeys for Conscious Living 303-469-0306, ext 13. www. EvolveExpo.com

MARCH 21-23 Healer Training Program with Wendy De Rosa– The Healer Training Program has a strong emphasis on self-healing and is a wonderful platform for powerful transformation and self-actualization. In Boulder. www.heldinlight.com

MARCH 22-29

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13 A Bridge Between Worlds with Lynn Van Praagh-Gratton, Psychic Medium–2:304:30pm. Detailed messages of love and comfort. Lynn’s mission is healing “by speaking for those who can no longer be heard by loved ones left

Discover your “Heroine’s Journey” in Costa Rica–Life-changing retreat includes group facilitation, one-on-one coaching, healthy meals, yoga/ meditation, spa treatments, hiking to magnificent rainforest waterfalls and more. “Retreats” at www. truelifecoach.net or 877-595-8622.

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Uncover your perfect career and get specific actions steps for creating the work of your dreams. It is time to get excited about your Life! Life Work Intuitive Nancy McCleary will guide you in discovering your true passion, what you really came here to do. Nancy uses a combination of Channeled Guidance, Numerology and Astrology. Gain self-understanding, relief and heal anything that may be holding you back from achieving your greatest potential. Nancy is a certified Intuitive Coach, having trained with Sue Frederick, author of the book I See Your Dream Job. Sessions are conducted over the phone.

CONSCIOUS EVENTS & SPEAKERS JOURNEYS FOR CONSCIOUS LIVING 7401 West 59th Ave., Arvada 303-731-6695 www.J4CL.com Discover and develop a life of passion, purpose and contribution. Journeys for Conscious Living (J4CL) is an organization leading the world in conscious living, hosting world class events, speakers and event center (space rental) to empower people to create thoughtful changes in living their lives every day, thus creating the space and energy to stay centered and expand the community. J4CL invites you to co-create opportunities, collaboration and communities for individuals and businesses to reach their full, highest potential, while experiencing love, joy and transformation. See ad page 5.

COUNSELING OPEN SPACE, OPEN MIND CM BROWN Boulder 303-396-9023 openspaceyoga@hotmail.com www.openspaceopenmind.net Are you confused? Overwhelmed by life? It sometimes helps to sit down and stop analyzing. You already have the answer. You may simply need help allowing what is already present to reveal itself. It is easier than you might imagine. This is not psychotherapy or learning how to cope. Through the Buddhist and Vedantic teachings, uncover a new way of living your life. Private meetings include discussion, reflection, and self inquiry. Discover how thoughts and preconceived notions create unnecessary limitations in the way you approach your life. Don’t approach your life. Live it. Free 30 minute consultation. Reasonable rates. Sliding scale available.

JOHN OF GOD • Healing Journeys

Whether your goal is to encourage a healthy attitude towards oral health in your children or ease your own anxiety about dental procedures, our friendly staff and relaxing atmosphere will change the way you approach dental care. At Vibrance Dentistry, we believe that oral healthcare should be a pleasant and relaxing experience. Our state-of-the-art equipment and spa-like amenities allow us to offer services that transcend traditional dentistry and promote whole-body wellness. See ad page 18.

• Official guide service to John of God in Brazil • Weekly JOG meditation circle in Boulder • Spiritual healing and community support Restore yourself in the energetic womb of JOG healing groups led by Susie, a native Brazilian, experienced spiritual medium

ENERGY HEALING & MORE

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Roy Willey, ECP 720-295-7265 www.RoyWilley.net Emergence Care is a newly developed, totally unique healing art. By activating latent energy surrounding and within the body, Emergence Care enables the body’s innate healing powers to emerge, promoting change from the inside out. Unlike other therapies, the primary goal of Emergence Care is not to identify, treat or “fix” specific problems or symptoms. Rather, healing occurs as recipients regain the ability to connect with their transcendent wisdom; their “inner” healer. When this happens, it’s common for lasting improvement to occur in multiple aspects of people’s lives: physical, mental, emotional, social, psychological and spiritual, all of which are interrelated.

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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FAMILY PRACTITIONER CLEAR SKY MEDICAL with Dr. Katia Meier. See full listing under PHYSICIAN or see ad page 14.

HEALTHY AGING CLEAR SKY MEDICAL KATIA I. MEIER, M.D. Panorama Falls 9085 E Mineral Circle, #260, Centennial 303-790-7860 www.ClearSkyMedical.com Feel your best at any age with Dr Katia Meier, Board Certified Holistic MD specializing in whole body health inside and out with customized approaches to Healthy Aging, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement therapy, Nutritional analysis and Therapy, Medical Aesthetics and non-surgical rejuvenation treatments, Homeopathy, Herbology, Naturopathic Medicine, Personalized Detoxification Programs, Medical Weight Loss for men and women. Treating all ages and most insurance welcomed. Call to set up your appointment today. See ad page 14.

CLEAR SKY MEDICAL with Dr. Katia Meier. See full listing under PHYSICIAN or see ad page 14.

KIDS: LEARNING/ BEHAVIOR DISORDERS BRAIN BALANCE ACHIEVEMENT CENTER OF GOLDEN 1211 Avery Street, Golden 303-278-1780 Golden@BrainBalanceCenters.com www.BrainBalanceCenters.com HIGHLANDS RANCH OPENING 2013! Help your child reach his or her greatest physical, mental, social and academic potential. Individualized and comprehensive brain-based approaches (not drug-based) to help children with neurobehavioral and learning difficulties such as dyslexia. Customized physical and cognitive exercises, combined with dietary change can correct the underlying imbalance, improve function and reduce/eliminate negative behaviors. Tour our center and learn how we can help your child. See ad page 21.

LIFE COACHING 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 26.

RED TAIL WELLNESS CENTERS KAREN HOLLAMAN, DC, LMT 4520 North Broadway, Boulder 303-882-8447 www.RedTailWellnessCenters.com 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 26.

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PEARL COACHING WITH BETH ANDERSON 720-261-3155 www.pearlcoachingllc.com Support is key to fulfilling your goals or dreams. Live the life you love and love the life you live. Call Beth at Pearl Coaching LLC for a free 30-minute coaching session and gain clarity and action steps towards your passion. Call Beth now at 720-261-3155. www.pearlcoachingllc.com

LIFE TRANSFORMATION BJ BROWN, MSW, CIBP Body-Centered Psychotherapist, Shamanic Practitioner, Reiki Master In Boulder 303-808-4006 www.wolfheals.com 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 bodymind 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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CASEY RATHJEN Intuitive Consultant, Life Coach, Hypnotherapist, Energy Healer, Pet Intuitive 720-515-7408 info@caseyrathjen.com www.caseyrathjen.com Need to overcome fears or anxiety and gain confidence to create success? Would you like to communicate better and overcome conflict in your relationship? Would you like to learn more about your intuition and have a peaceful and balanced life? These are just a few of the many things I assist people with. Being able to apply my natural gifts with my certified skills allows me to address what’s happening emotionally, physically, and energetically and creates a safe space for complete healing and success. You have all the answers; I just get the honor to help you connect with them.

MASSAGE IN TOUCH MASSAGE THERAPY WITH BRENNA WITT, LMT Kittredge Village, 26030 Hwy. 74, Kittredge 303-526-0038 theintouchmassage@gmail.com Do you have sore muscles, an injury with persistent pain or just need to relax? Allow your mind and body to melt into my capable hands at In Touch Massage Therapy, located on scenic Hwy 74, just minutes from Evergreen.. Enjoy your fully customized massage with Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue and/or Hot Stone while listening to the soothing sounds of Bear Creek and bird songs outside the window. New client special! $45 for an hour; $65 for 1.5 hours or the package: buy 5 and get the 6th free! Gift Certificates are available. Call or email for your massage today!

BALANCE HEALING Esther Yang, L.ac, CMT 7007 E Hampden Ave, Ste B, Denver 303-758-1078 Bring balance, health and happiness to your life. Heal persistent pain, body aches and relax with Balance Healing’s therapeutic massage. This type of massage brings healing to the body by pressure points using acupuncture meridian techniques that revitalize the spirit, mind and body. We also provide acupuncture sessions to help relieve pain and healing foot reflexology. Come and relax with soft music and in an atmosphere of true healing. Gift Certificates available. Call for your appointment today at 303-758-1078.

NATURAL PAIN MANAGEMENT AIM HIGH WELLNESS Denver, Aurora, Lakewood and Wheat Ridge www.DenverSchiropractic.com Tired of the PAIN? Our doctors have over 50 years of experience helping thousands get pain free naturally. Helping your hard to treat cases. • Neck, Back, Shoulder, arms pains • Headaches • Car accident injuries • Work and sports injuries. Our caring staff makes the difference! Auto and group insurance accepted, and affordable cash plans. CALL NOW! Free consultation (303) 922-2977


NUTRITION CLEAR SKY MEDICAL with Dr. Katia Meier. See listing under PHYSICIAN or see ad page 14.

PAST LIFE REGRESSION HEAL-OUR-SELVES Allen Ernst, MS ChT 3298 S. Wabash Ct Denver 720-202-1664 www.Heal-Our-Selves.com Heal-Our-Selves.com offers healing solutions and opportunities for selfdiscovery through a multi-modal approach. We offer Reincarnation and Past Life Regression workshops as well as Fibromyalgia Workshops with an opportunity for individual consultations.

PIANO: PRIVATE OR CLASS KEYBOARD MAGIC STUDIO Evelyn Billberg 303-629-9209

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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.

THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN ORTHOBIONOMY® CENTER, LLC Jennifer Reinbrecht, 720-284-4009 info@rmobc.com www.rmobcenter.com Next week of Classes: Feb 5 - 11 Ortho-Bionomy® is bodywork that engages our self-correcting reflexes from positions of comfort and ease of movement. Based in Osteopathy, “Ortho” is effective in healing acute and chronic pain. Working thru the nervous system, “Ortho” interrupts the pain cycle. Painful tissues can re-organize, repattern and change. RMOBC offers classes in Denver and Grand Junction. Take one class or multiple classes towards a Practitioner’s Certification thru the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International. Bodyworkers and laypersons welcome.

PHYSICIAN: BOARD CERTIFIED HOLISTIC CLEAR SKY MEDICAL WITH KATIA I. MEIER, M.D. Panorama Falls 9085 E Mineral Circle, #260, Centennial 303-790-7860 www.ClearSkyMedical.com Feel your best with Dr Katia Meier, Board Certified Holistic MD specializing in whole body health inside and out for children and adults. Customized approaches to Healthy Aging, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement therapy, Nutritional analysis and Therapy, Medical Aesthetics and nonsurgical rejuvenation treatments, Homeopathy, Herbology, Naturopathic Medicine, Personalized Detoxification Programs, Medical Weight Loss for men and women. Treating all ages and most insurance welcomed. Make your appointment today. See ad page 14.

THE ASPEN PROGRAM FOR PSYCHIC DEVELOPMENT Explore Your Potential! Karen Fox, Ph.D., Director 303-942-0646 www.AspenProgram.com We are all psychic! Improve your innate psychic abilities to make better decisions for your life or to become a professional. Take the classes you are drawn to or get a certificate in Psychic (Clairvoyant, Clairaudient, Claircognizant+), Medical Intuitive, or Spirit Medium. We have a variety of classes and instructors.

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PROSPERITY COURSE ONLINE MAKE MONEY WITH YOUR CREATIVE PASSION Iris Fanning, MA, LPCC, NCC Life Coach 505-821-6018 www.irisfanning.com Learn to earn a great living doing what you are naturally talented in and professionally trained for. Twenty Six daily lessons at your own convenience online for only $25! This exciting course includes daily lessons, activities and encouragement for a total of 26 days. Each lesson is interactive and moves you forward in order to turn your existing talents into a profitable business. The intention is to send great healers, solo business owners, artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs into the world and become financially independent, well balanced and whole.

AYA COUNSELING & CONSULTING, LLC CARNITA M. GROVES, MA, LPC, CSPT, CAC-III 1570 Humboldt Street, Denver O: 303-698-0446 / F: 720-858-8183 Sensurett@msn.com www.AtwellandGroves.net Seeking to improve self-care or interpersonal skills? With an integrative approach to mental health counseling, a broad range of issues can be identified and brought to meaningful resolution. Carnita, perhaps, more of a mental health artisan, is Level 2 EMDR certified. She helps people use simple home-based research as one of many practical tools to help people expand their competencies. She specializes in psycho-nutrition, style/aesthetic therapies, and ethnic groundedness. Pragmatic. Holistic. Dynamic. Weekend appointments available. It helps to have someone to talk to!

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REIKI DARCI MEYERS, MA Spiritual Director, Reiki Master, Meditation Instructor Golden Wellbeing Collective 720-413-2969 www.darcimeyers.com This transformative work helps you to identify and move toward the wellness of being that is your essential nature. Utilizing tools such as Reiki, meditation and ritual you are guided toward healing and a deeper experience of your own wholeness. Take advantage of this special offer – 50% off initial session.

ROLFING BODY ALIVE ROLFING DENVER WITH ERIN FARLEY 303-915-5274 www.BodyAliveRolfingdenver.com Discover a new level of healing! 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. 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. Call today. 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 ENERGETIC LIFE STRATEGIES: THE SIMPLICITY OF SPIRITUALITY Rev. Lisa Giroux Reiki Master/Teacher, Certified NOW, Spirit Guide and Prayer practitioner 719-839-0461 Lisa@lisagiroux.com www.LisaGiroux.com FB/reikiwithlisa Design a more beautiful life from the inside out with simple tools for profound shift! Create peace of mind and well being with simple ways of connecting to the divine using my 8 ways to “Simplicity of Spirituality.” Reiki, relaxation, visualization meditation for peace of mind and well-being. Attunements, life ceremonies, blessings. Private phone coaching/Group coaching/in studio in Leadville Wednesdays by appointment. Blogtalkradio.com/ lisa_giroux Tuesday, Thursdays, 10:30am MST. Listen live or on the archives!

GOLDEN SOLAR 614 10th Street, Golden 720-278-5253 www.GoldenSolar.net A solar system for your home or business has never been so affordable and painless! You know solar is good for the environment, but it’s also great on your wallet! Hedge yourself against ever-increasing electricity rates and inflation. Clean, quiet, maintenance free, reduce pollution and CO2 emissions. Increase your property’s value. Colorado owned and operated with master electricians and professional installers. Respectful, clean and quick work. Solar incentives, tax credits and rebates available – ask us today! Buy or lease options. Installation guaranteed for 10 years. See ad page 9.

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THE JOHN OF GOD CIRCLE OF BOULDER Meets Tuesdays with Susie Verde info@joghealing.com 303-448-0068 www.joghealing.com 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 27.

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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 www.Innerconnection.org 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 1:30 - 2:30pm. 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. 303-282-9439. See ad page 9.

THERAPY: ADULT/CHILD/COUPLES GARY D ALEXANDER, MS Psychotherapist – LMFT, LAC, NCC LoDo & SE Denver Locations 720-315-8770 ACAdenver@gmail.com www.ACAdenver.com Emotional presence and human connection together are a catalyst for personal revelation, insight, and change. Bring balance, communication, life transitions, learn boundaries, deal with codependency, grief, LGBT development, and addictions (both chemical and behavioral). Gary’s approach as a therapist is heartfelt, direct, engaging, and down-to-earth. Contact Gary today to learn more about how he can help with your life’s challenges.

WELLNESS CENTER NEW BEGINNINGS HEALTH & WELLNESS newbeginningshw@gmail.com 303-304-7460 www.newbeginningshealthwellness.com Invite balance and health into your whole body and life today with New Beginnings Health & Wellness and find a tranquil sanctuary created specifically for your healing, rejuvenation, and relaxation. Tailor services and products to suit your individual needs, offered by professionally certified or licensed practitioners passionate about their work. Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Holistic Health Coaching, Natural Weight Loss Coaching, Bio-Individual Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching, Psychic Healing, Reiki, Hypnotherapy, Massage, Facials, Chakra Balancing, Allergy Testing, as well as educational classes and support groups. Parties, Groups and Companies served with Chair Massage, Readings, or Healthy Lifestyle Classes.


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