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PROFILES NO PAIN OPTIMAL ALIGNMENT .....................................9 JOURNEY WITHIN..............................................................11 YOGA POD LITTLETON ....................................................13

ARTICLES BALANCED HEALTH ..........................................................8 PARENTS USE COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH CARE FOR KIDS..................................................9

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YOGA ETIQUETTE .............................................................12 STOP, DROP AND ROLL FOR THE SOUL .....................14 DO LESS, BE MORE...........................................................15 EARLY-TO-BED KIDS AT LESS RISK OF OBESITY ......15 EXERCISE IN MIDLIFE HELPS PRESERVE MENTAL SHARPNESS ................................15 WEIGHT-LOSS SABOTEURS ............................................16 TACKLING OBESITY’S HIDDEN CAUSES PLUS NATURAL SLIMMING SUPPLEMENTS HERBS FOR STRESS........................................................20 THOUGHTS IMPACT OUR LIVES....................................21 THRIVE IN THE YEAR OF THE FIRE ROOSTER .........23 EAT SAFER: WEBSITE SCREENS PACKAGING FOR TOXIN..................................................24 LOBSTER LIBERATION: MONKS FREE CREATURES FROM CERTAIN DOOM ............................24 BALANCE IS KEY..............................................................25 EARLY JOB SATISFACTION SUPPORTS LONG-TERM HEALTH ......................................................25 BIRD BUFFET: MAKING FEEDERS SAFE FOR WILD BIRDS ...................................................27 CALENDAR ........................................................................28 CLASSIFIEDS .....................................................................30


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TableofContents LISTINGS AKASHIC CONSULTATION ............................................... 7 AUTISM ................................................................................ 7 AUTOMOTIVE CARE .......................................................... 7 AYURVEDA MIND BODY WELLNESS ............................ 7 BODY WORK ........................................................................ 7 CHI HEALTH/QIGONG ...................................................... 7 CONSCIOUS EVENTS AND SPEAKERS .........................8 COUNSELING ......................................................................8 COUNSELING & COACHING .............................................8 CHIROPRACTIC...................................................................8 DENTIST ..............................................................................10 DOG TRAINING ..................................................................10 EMPOWERED HEALING ...................................................10 ENERGY HEALING ...........................................................12 ENERGY MEDICINE ..........................................................12 FAMILY PRACTICE/HEALTHY AGING ...........................14 HEALING .............................................................................14 HEALING AND COACHING ............................................14 HEALING: PETS .................................................................14 HEALTHY LIFESTYLE ......................................................20 HOLISTIC HEALTH COACHING ......................................20 HYPNOTHERAPY .............................................................20 INTEGRATIVE HEALTH....................................................20 MEDICAL QIGONG .............................................................21 MEDITATION ......................................................................22 MEDIUMSHIP ......................................................................21 MESSAGES FROM SPIRIT ...............................................22 MIDWIFE .............................................................................22 MINDFULNESS COACHING ............................................22 NATUROPATHY ..............................................................23 NO-PAIN OPTIMAL ALIGNMENT ..................................23 NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING.........................................23 PHYSICIAN: BOARD CERTIFIED HOLISTIC .................24 SCHOOLS ...........................................................................24 SELF-DISCOVERY & SUCCESS ......................................24 SHAMANIC SERVICES.....................................................26 SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE ....................................................26 VIDEO FOR HEALERS .....................................................26 WELL-BEING RETREATS .................................................26 YOGA...................................................................................26

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elcome to our 2017 5th Annual Healthy Living Directory issue!

You may be picking us up in January, over the summer or fall. As we write this publishers’ letter near the December 2016 holidays, we wonder what our world will look like on that day. The only thing we can predict for 2017 is…wild unpredictability. One thing you CAN count on are the people and products you’ll find within these pages. They are your local resources, experts, and entrepreneurs who dedicate their passion and their training to help others live happier, healthier lives. No matter when you pick up these resources, you can start a new year or a new life. This year, we are aligning our vision with 12-wk goals. We intend to be more effective professionally and to extend Love in all our affairs. • Create a plan that leads to your most inspired possibility. • Reach out to old friends to stay in touch, forgive, or make amends. • Start a gratitude jar, keep pen and post-it handy for quick notes, and review at the end of the year. • Receive regular energy clearings, especially in times of stress. • Take a class in something new, interesting or that moves you toward your goal.

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Denver’s first holistic, naturopathic dentist offering mercury free AND mercury safe amalgam (silver filling) removal. Holistic-minded individuals should consider the safe removal and handling of any silver fillings. We offer a bio-compatibility test to decide which replacement material is best for you. Financing available. 20% off new patient exam and x-rays when you mention Natural Awakenings. See ad page 19.

VIBRANCE DENTISTRY Dr. Cate Vieregger 7400 E Crestline Circle, Ste 230, Greenwood Village 303-770-1116 / 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. Our stateof-the-art equipment and spa-like amenities allow us to offer services that transcend traditional dentistry and promote whole-body wellness. See ad page 13.

DOG TRAINING MISHA MAY FOUNDATION DOG TRAINING & RESCUE Lorraine May, Executive Director 303-239-0382 / Learn to speak the language of your dog! Misha May Foundation provides inexpensive community classes where you learn invaluable tools to help your dog be more secure and happy, and you too! Classes include Understanding Dogs, with positive reinforcement techniques only, and Dog Trainer Apprentice Programs to become a dog trainer, utilizing behavior science and holistic approaches.

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ourney Within is a safe place for people interested in creating • Set boundaries change in their lives, • Protect yourself energetically where you can focus on • Have more clarity on your life’s spiritual growth, develpurpose oping your intuition and • Create your dreams and desires personal development. • Do energy healings with Angels or Give to yourself Healing Guides with Energy Healings, • Help heal yourself, your pets and Angel Healings, Angel others with ease and grace Program, Developing • Cleanse and Balance your Chakras Your Intuition, Guided • See/Read Auras and give an intuitive reading Meditations, Meditation Classes, Intuitive Readings/Healings, Workshops and Pet Energy Healings. Learning the skills of meditation can help you not only relax, but achieve a lifelong transformation. Meditation is proven to reduce stress and improve health. These skills will help you develop a space for practicing the Law of Attraction. Build your confidence working with a Spirit Guide, Healing Guide or Guardian Angel to help heal and release grief, guilt, addictions or habits that you are ready to change. Fill yourself with unconditional love. A pet energy healing is an aura and chakra clearing for your pet, and can assist in maintaining health, vitality, and enthusiasm. Just like people, pets can hold onto energy that is no longer beneficial for them. Healings can be done for any type of animal. Anita Destino is the Founder of Journey Within, as well as an Inspirational Spiritual Teacher, Professional Intuitive Reader, Energy Healer and Certified Angel Therapy Practitioner®. Anita’s intuitive readings and energy healings help you as a spirit, so you can create the life you desire. Shed old beliefs and energetic blocks that might be stopping you from moving forward. Your journey begins with the 1st step. We look forward to working with you to help create the life you truly want to live.

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Simple Tips for Health and Balance • Keep your body pH Acid-Alkaline balanced, slightly alkaline (7.3 on the pH scale). Reduce or eliminate sugar from your diet • Oxygenate your body. Oxygen is one of the primary catalysts for energy and optimal health in the human body. • Help your body avoid and eliminate toxins and waste. Hippocrates recommended fasting to improve health, and many religious groups have historically used fasting as a way of purifying the spirit. • Eat alkaline, plant-based foods, especially dark leafy greens, fruits and vegetables. • Avoid processed foods and GMOs • Read labels to avoid hidden sugars, especially high fructose corn sugar. • Reduce animal-based foods. • Protect your body from chemicals. Use gloves, glasses, respirators, and cover your skin. • Cleanse. Do a regular cleanse to eliminate toxins in the body. • Hydrate. Drink plenty of water to improve oxygenation, bodily function, and waste removal. Lemon water is especially good in helping to cleanse the body. • Breathe. Healthy breathing is slow (about 12 breaths per minute), from the diaphragm (rather than the chest), through the nose (rather than mouth) and is quiet and light. • Daily exercise. Aerobic exercise helps your body utilize oxygen and remove waste through the lymphatic system. Tryna Cooper of Journeys for Conscious Living can be reached at 303-731-6695. See ad page 8.

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Yoga Etiquette N

ew to the yoga studio? Follow these basic tips to get the most out of your experience.

Shoes off. Always remove your shoes when you enter and leave them in the designated space we’ve created for you. Leave cell phones behind. You’ve carved out time for self-care, so disconnect, unplug and don’t be tempted. No phone, no selfies. It’s just not good karma. “Namaste” – Always thank your teacher. They truly appreciate your light and love. Arrive on time…or even a bit early. Teachers and fellow yogis appreciate it! Respect fellow yogis. Avoid stepping on other student’s mats as some consider this their sacred space – plus it’s not hygienic. Honor the space as sacred. Be mindful of the nature and tone of the space as you enter to practice. Same is true for after practice. Leave quietly if that is the tone set by the teacher, class and fellow students. Don’t skip Savasana. Stay through the end of class, including final resting pose. Your body, mind and spirit need the nourishment. Be open-minded. Enter, practice and absorb with an open mind and an open heart. Malissa Schwamm, Program Director for Yoga Pod Littleton can be reached at See ad page 3.

Allow yourself to begin again. Shift the spectrum of your life and remember your authentic self. Transform the energy hindering your progress by asking yourself for the freedom to release and align with your true nature. My offering is a vehicle for change, supporting you as you embrace your inherent spirit. I offer non-judgmental confidential life support. 50% off your first work with this ad.

INFINITE ALIGNMENT Christine Pollock Vibrational Sound Healer, Spiritual Well-Being Retreats, Therapeutic Bodywork

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JOURNEY WITHIN Anita Destino Inside Irongate Executive Plaza 777 S Wadsworth Blvd. Bldg 2-108, Lakewood 720-413-7303 / A safe place for people interested in creating change in their lives, Journey Within helps you focus on spiritual growth, developing your intuition and personal development. Give to yourself with Energy Healings, Angel Healings, Guided Meditations, Meditation Classes, Workshops and Intuitive Readings/Healings. Join us for Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing every Wednesday from 6-7 pm, open to everyone. $5 per person. Free to first time visitors. See profile page 11.


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ENERGY MEDICINE HEALING CHANGE Marie Adams EEM-AP, CHT, PT Littleton office: 679 W Littleton Blvd. #205 Denver office: 1776 S Jackson St. #1004 303-668-0299 / Increase Joy, Health and Vitality with individual sessions and classes in Eden Energy Medicine! EEM creates healing at all of your being by balancing nine different energy systems in your body and energy field. Marie has been a professional therapist for over 26 years and is an empathetic listener as well as caring, non-judgmental and supportive. All sessions are completely confidential, and performed in a safe and trusting environment. Free 30-minute phone or Skype consultation available.


t the new Yoga Pod, our intention is to guide new students by providing a non-judgmental, completely supportive community atmosphere; a space where yoga newbies and seasoned students alike can come together to share a passion for practice. Yoga 101 is a two-hour workshop perfect for anyone new to yoga or those who want a fresh look at the basics. Students will learn the fundamentals of a sound yoga practice, including alignment in postures and breath. Students gain confidence to step into more advanced classes, including Pod Flow 1™ and Pod Flow All Levels™. Yoga Pod Littleton, 8501 W. Bowles Ave., Suite 1275 in the Southwest Plaza Mall, will provide

four Yoga 101 workshops on Saturday, January 7 and 21 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and on Sunday, January, 15 and 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Investment is $40. But the jewel at Yoga Pod Littleton’s space lies within the “meditation sanctuary” where students are invited to step in and escape the constant noise of daily life, ultimately leaving with a sense of nourishment and contentment for the body, mind and soul. So, let go of trepidation and dive into something new this year! Yoga becomes a lifestyle of preventative care and maintenance for your entire being. For more information on Yoga 101 and the more than 70 weekly classes Yoga Pod Littleton offers, visit our website at


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“Stop, Drop and Roll!” for the Soul


s kind human beings, we are wired to solve problems and to jump in with a corrective action whenever challenges come up in day-to-day life. Sometimes, we must act on the spot, but more often, an immediate response to a problem is based in our own need to react. So next time, try the Stop, Drop and Roll strategy. In life, we are putting out metaphorical fires every day. In any difficult situation, when we stop the need to do something immediately, drop the need to be right, and roll all of our energy into waiting, we create the space for angelic forces to intervene on our behalf. The problem at hand often takes care of itself or we intuit the perfect solution when the time is right. The stop, drop and roll strategy is liberating and energizing. We don’t have to do it all. We are never alone and spiritual help is always there for us. Try it. You’ll love how it feels. Expect miracles! Sandra Alexander works with spiritual approaches to autism. She can be reached at 970-799-4286 or See listing page 7.


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Exercise in Midlife Helps Preserve Mental Sharpness


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study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease in July confirms that physical activity in midlife can help reduce the chances of developing cognitive impairment in old age. Scientists studied data on the physical activity levels from 3,050 twins in Finland given questionnaires in 1975 and 1981. A phone interview more than 25 years later served as a follow-up cognitive evaluation, and the subjects were divided into three categories: cognitively impaired, suffering mild cognitive impairment or cognitively healthy. Individuals that participated in vigorous physical activity when they were middle-aged displayed lower levels of cognitive impairment compared to those that did less vigorous exercise.

Do Less. Be More.

How many items do you have on your “to do” list? Like batteries that always run low and never have a chance to recharge, our exhausted bodies pay the price for our constant activity. We fear that if we slow down, we will feel what’s really going on inside of us.

Early-to-Bed Kids at Less Risk of Obesity esearch from the Ohio State University College of Public Health, in Columbus, suggests that the risk of childhood obesity, a growing concern in the U.S., can be reduced by putting children to bed before 8 p.m. The researchers examined reports from mothers of 977 4-and-a-half-year-old children born in 1991 regarding their typical weekday bedtimes. The answers were divided into three categories: 8 p.m. or earlier, between 8 and 9 p.m. and later. Responses were compared to the obesity levels of the same children at an average age of 15. Of the group with the earliest bedtime, comprising about 25 percent of the subjects, only one in 10 were obese, compared to 16 percent of those with childhood bedtimes between 8 and 9 p.m., representing 50 percent of the subjects. The youngsters that went to bed the latest reported a 23 percent obesity rate, the highest overall. Dr. Meena Khan, a sleep medicine specialist at the university’s Wexner Medical Study Center, comments about the challenge of maintaining proper bedtimes: “Kids do well with a schedule and a routine.”


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Try these four simple steps to everyday stillness: 1 Pause before you move from one activity to another. 2 Pay attention to your breath in order to begin the decompression process. 3 Sit in silence for five minutes daily to pause and follow the sacred breath. 4 What do you notice in this pause? The ‘pause’ will relax your body, quiet your mind, reduce your anxiety, restore your energy, increase your patience, and allow for greater self-expression. It will lead you to the present moment where life really happens. JoAnne Palladino, Reiki MasterTeacher, Channel and Intuitive can be reached at 303-263-0679. See listing page 14.


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SABOTEURS Tackling Obesity’s Hidden Causes by Lisa Marshall


at less, move more. These words have been the cornerstone of diet advice for decades, leading millions of Americans to greet the new year with vows to cut calories and hit the gym. In all, one in five U.S. adults are dieting at any given time, according to the international market research firm The NPD Group, and 57 percent would like to lose 20 pounds or more. Yet few will reach that goal. One survey of 14,000 dieters published in the International Journal of Obesity found that only one in six had ever been able to lose 10 percent of their body weight and keep it off for a year. Another study, published in the last year in Obesity, followed up with 14 contestants from the 2009 TV reality show The Biggest Loser and found that despite efforts to keep their


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eating and exercise habits on track, 13 had regained significant weight since the competition. Four are heavier now than before participating on the show. Diet experts say the battle of the bulge has been exceedingly hard to win for one clear reason: We’re oversimplifying the solution and underestimating the saboteurs. “We’re learning that it’s not as simple as calories-in and calories-out,” says Dr. Pamela Wartian Smith, an Ann Arbor, Michigan, physician specializing in functional and nutritional medicine and author of Why You Can’t Lose Weight. Research reveals that everything from food allergies to hormone imbalances and disruptions in gut bacteria can subtly undermine the best-laid weight management plans.

Bite into a food we’re sensitive to and our body switches into “fight-or-flight” mode. It stores fat and water, releases histamines that widen blood vessels and inflame tissue, and cranks out stress hormones like epinephrine and norepinephrine that make us want to eat more of that food. “You literally get a high so that you crave more,” says Smith. She notes that unlike true allergies, which can prompt an immediate reaction, food intolerances often manifest subtly over several days. When we are repeatedly exposed to a food we’re sensitive to, we feel bloated and sluggish, regardless of the calorie count. Allergy medications can also prompt weight gain, in part by boosting appetite. One study by Yale researchers found people that regularly ingested antihistamines like Zyrtec and Allegra were far more likely to be overweight than those not using them.

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Working out too much or eating too little can also backfire. Even a mean boss or a cold workplace cubicle can factor in. Certainly, diet and exercise are key, experts emphasize. Yet, if we’re doing all the right things and still seeing disappointing numbers on the scale, there’s still more we can do. Here are some common weightloss saboteurs and what to do about them.

What to do: First, cut out the mostcraved foods. “If someone tells me they just cannot live without cheese, I assume they are allergic to it,” says Smith. Or, try an elimination diet. Ban common allergens like milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts and gluten (if possible, try sticking to only rice and lamb—two hypoallergenic foods—for four days). Then reintroduce other foods slowly and monitor the results. To combat seasonal allergies naturally, try vitamin C, quercetin and butterbur supplements.

Underperforming Thyroid The thyroid serves as a key metabolism regulator, dictating how efficiently the heart beats and muscles contract, how quickly the body turns nutrients into energy, and how well we burn off stored fat. When thyroid hormone production falls, metabolism can also decrease by as much as 40 percent. Yet as many as four in 13 women suffer from a thyroid hormone deficiency, says Toronto naturopathic doctor Natasha Turner, author of the new book The Hormone Boost. “You can diet and exercise until you are blue in the face, but if your thyroid is out of balance, you won’t achieve the body you’re looking for,” she says. “It’s a common cause of weight gain.” What to do: Get tested for levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and, if possible, T4 (thyroxine) and T3 (triiodothyronine) also. TSH signals the thyroid to make more T4, the inactive form of thyroid hormone that is converted into T3, the form the body is able to use. Abnormal blood levels of any of these can impact metabolism adversely, and a TSH test alone may be unable to identify a problem, caution Smith and Turner. In some cases, medication may be required. Otherwise, move to embrace lifestyle habits that reduce stress levels, because the stress hormone cortisol can

inhibit thyroid function. Get eight hours of sleep; sleep deprivation also impairs thyroid function. Eat lots of fiber, which helps the body eliminate excess estrogen and other thyroiddamaging metabolic byproducts. Also, stock up on foods containing tyrosine (almonds and avocadoes), and selenium (Brazil nuts). In some cases, if an iodine deficiency is at play, a doctor may suggest iodine supplements or iodine-rich foods like kelp and sea bass.

Imbalanced Gut The trillions of microorganisms in our gut have a profound impact on our ability to maintain a healthy weight, says Dr. Raphael Kellman, a New York City physician practicing functional medicine and author of The Microbiome Diet. “The gut bacteria are the gatekeepers of the calories that enter our body,” he explains. Research shows that certain species of bacteria aid in the metabolizing of carbohydrates, while others help break down fats and protein. Some turn on genes that fight inflammation; others influence how well the body responds to insulin. Diversity and balance of helpful bacteria species are keys to health. “If changes in the percentages of certain bacteria occur, the microbiome loses its ability to help us maintain a healthy weight,” says Kellman. In one landmark 21st-century study by University of Colorado researchers, swapping the gut bacteria of a skinny mouse with that of an obese one made the skinny mouse gain weight. What to do: Go easy on antibiotics, which can wipe out gut bacteria diversity. Load up on fermented foods like kim chi, sauerkraut, kefir and

yogurt. Eat lots of inulin-containing plant fiber to give desirable bacteria something to chew on, and consider taking a probiotic supplement until weight loss and health goals are achieved.

Overdoing Diets As The Biggest Loser contestants learned, losing too much weight too fast can bring metabolism to a screeching halt; the body, coaxed into starvation mode, moves to conserve fuel and store fat. “If you try to lose weight by drastically slashing calorie intake and going crazy on the cardio machines, you’ll do more harm than good,” says Turner. Performing intense cardiovascular exercise such as running, cycling or swimming for more than 45 minutes can make cortisol levels surge, accelerating muscle loss and impairing the immune system. That’s counterproductive because muscles burn calories at rest, too. Consistent over-exercise can also prompt the stressed body to respond in a fightor-flight fashion, storing more belly fat and leading to the “skinny but fat” body composition common among models and marathon runners, she says. Skipping meals can prompt the key thyroid hormone T3 to fall off too, further slowing metabolism. Plus, six weeks into a restrictive weight-loss program, levels of the feel-good hormones dopamine and serotonin also start to decline, killing motivation and fueling cravings. The result is a weight plateau or even weight gain. What to do: Unless walking, limit workouts to 40 minutes, advises Turner. Instead of slogging away at a steady pace on the treadmill, try intervals (short, high-intensity efforts separated by brief rest periods), which have been shown to boost both fat burning and cardiovascular fitness. For example: five-minute warm-up, one-minute run at fast pace, one-minute run at moderate pace, repeat 10 times, fiveminute cool-down. Also, incorporate strength training into three workouts each week.

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Include some fat, protein and carbohydrates with every meal. If insisting on counting calories, shoot for 450 to 500 per meal and 150 per snack for women; 500 to 600 per meal and 200 to 300 per snack for men. Every week to 10 days, enjoy a carb-loaded “cheat meal” such as pancakes or pasta; it supports any languishing thyroid and feelgood hormones, gives associated neurotransmitters a jump-start and keeps us from feeling deprived.

Dark, Cold, Stressful Workplaces Alan Hedge, Ph.D., a workplace design researcher with Cornell University, in New York, says women, who tend

to have less muscle and body hair to provide natural warmth, are at particular risk of packing on pounds due to an overly cold environment. “When the body is cold, it adapts by laying down insulation, which is fat,” he says. Even without eating extra calories, if we’re constantly cold at work, as 31 percent of women are according to a recent CareerBuilder survey, we tend to gain about a pound or two per year, says Hedge. Other research, conducted at Northwestern University, in Illinois, shows that workers exposed to more light in the morning weigh about 1.4 pounds less on average than those toiling in windowless cubicles. The suspected reason is that morning light triggers a cascade of hormones

that positively impact appetite and metabolism. Another study, by Ohio State University researchers, found women that experienced a stressful event at work or elsewhere and then ate a fat- and calorie-laden meal the next day burned 100 fewer calories from that meal than non-stressed workers. What to do: At work, move the desk toward a window or at least take a walk every morning. Bring a space heater, extra sweater or hot tea fixings. After an ultra-stressful workday, eat especially healthfully that night. Lisa Marshall is a freelance health writer in Boulder, CO. Connect at

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Natural Slimming Supplements Ashwaghanda root: While research is scarce, this Indian herb is traditionally believed to reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol (which can boost belly fat storage). It’s also believed to boost conversion of the thyroid hormone T4 to the more metabolically active thyroid hormone T3. Doctor of Naturopathy Natasha Turner recommends 500 to 1,000 milligrams (mg) twice daily. Chromium: This mineral plays a key role in enhancing insulin’s action in the body. Numerous studies by U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers and others suggest that taking chromium supplements can stabilize blood sugar, potentially reducing the cravings and energy slumps that come with glucose spikes and dips. Research on chromium’s impact on body composition and weight has been mixed. Turner recommends 200 to 400 micrograms (mcg) daily.


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L-carnitine: Helps the body use fat for fuel more efficiently and also can be used as an energy booster before cardio or strength training. Dr. Pamela Wartian Smith recommends 500 to 1,000 mg daily. Omega-3 fatty acids: In addition to being potent anti-inflammatory agents, the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA have been associated with greater weight and fat loss when added to a diet and exercise program, according to studies in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and the International Journal of Obesity. Prebiotics: These undigested fibers provide food for good gut bacteria to keep the digestive system and metabolism on track. Probiotics: These are generally believed to promote healthy gut bacteria so that the body metabolizes food more efficiently. One recent study in the British Journal of Nutrition followed 125 obese men and women throughout a 12-week diet, followed by a 12-week maintenance period, and found that the women taking probiotics containing the bacterial strain Lactobacillus rhamnosis lost significantly more weight during the diet than women that didn’t; plus, they continued to lose weight during the maintenance period. The men studied did not show similar results. Selenium: Selenium is critical for the conversion of inactive T4 to active T3 that the body can make use of. Smith recommends 100 to 200 mcg daily.

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onsider these four ways the quality and quantity of our thinking impacts our lives:

Predisposition: When we open our eyes to a new day most of us begin with a quick assessment - do we think of ourselves as rested, vital and ready to take on the day?

Relationships: Have you noticed how thoughtfulness has a tendency to return to us in love?

Financial: If there is one way to screw up your finances - don’t pay any attention to them. Money energy thrives in response to thought.

Health: According to a study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology it’s been shown that adults who had positive attitudes lived more than seven years longer than their peers. Using intentional, targeted thoughts to manifest a particular outcome is an activity which takes practice. Begin by targeting one specific goal, spending a few minutes a daily to a focused intention. Have fun and watch what happens. Sharon Shores, Life Mastery Coach, Healer & Emotion Code Practitioner, can be reached at 720 514 0623 or See listing page 14.

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Although food manufacturers have pledged to voluntarily eliminate bisphenol A (BPA)—an endocrine disruptor linked to developmental problems in fetuses, infants and children—in their packaging materials, it’s still found in the lining of many canned goods. Recent testing by an advocacy group found BPA in 70 percent of nearly 200 samples, including products from Campbell and Kroger, which have joined the pledge. “It’s in beer, coffee, tea, energy drinks and aerosol cans for whipped cream... it’s everywhere,” says Samara Geller, a database and research analyst with the Environmental Working Group (EWG). According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, BPA is safe at the levels people are exposed to via canned foods, but many consumers would rather not take the risk. Consequently, EWG created a new tool to help consumers avoid the 16,000 products that may have BPA in their packaging. The numbers listed on package UPC codes can be compared against the database at EWG-BPA-Lookup. “Our main goal was to get this out quickly to as many people as possible,” says Geller. “The UPC code is really your best defense to finding out what they’re talking about,” because product names can change.

Monks Free Creatures from Certain Doom A handful of monks from the Great Enlightenment Buddhist Institute Society living on Canada’s Prince Edward Island spent a day buying up all the live lobsters they could find at the local fish market, and then chartered a boat. Once out to sea, they recited a brief prayer over their writhing cargo and set them loose in the Atlantic. “The whole purpose for us is to cultivate this compassion toward others,” says one of the monks. “It doesn’t have to be lobsters, it can be worms, flies, any animals; it can also be driving slower, so we don’t run over little critters on the street.” One participant, Victoria Fan, says, “It’s rethinking the way you normally see these creatures. Their happiness is as important as your happiness, their suffering is as important as your suffering.” Source:

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Early Job Satisfaction Supports Long-Term Health



esearchers from Ohio State University, in Columbus, started with data from 6,432 participants in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, conducted in 1979, to study the impact that early job satisfaction has upon health as we age. The new study examined reports of job satisfaction on a scale of one (dislike very much) to four (like very much) for participants between the ages of 25 and 39. Then they compared the responses to mental and physical health reports measured after the participants turned 40. Those that reported low job satisfaction throughout their 20s and 30s exhibited higher levels of emotional problems, depression, sleep problems and excessive worry. Individuals that started out satisfied with their jobs but became less satisfied over time also faced sleep and anxiety difficulties, but exhibited less depression. The participants that reported increasing job satisfaction in their 20s and 30s reported fewer mental health problems. The correlation between physical health after 40 and early job satisfaction was not as strong, but university associate professor of sociology Hui Zheng notes, “Increased anxiety and depression could lead to cardiovascular or other health problems that won’t show up until they are older.�


n or off the plate, tune into your body; honoring you know what is best for you! Cacao beans encourage the body to release endorphins like anandamide, and raw chocolates have PEAs (Phenylethylamines), a class of chemicals we produce in our own bodies when we fall in love. Studies show chocolate eaters have reduced stressrelated hormones like cortisol. You crave chocolate, but maybe what you’re after is simply love, a little more indulgence, or stress reduction. Supplementing Secondary Foods (what you consume) with Primary Foods (whatever nourishes you off the plate: career fulfillment, spirituality, physical activity & relationships) can be helpful. Dedicate time to check in, evaluate what your current needs are! Practicing mindfulness while eating, upon waking & throughout your day will establish self-trust and improve health in the most powerful relationship you’ll have- the one with yourself! Jade Green is an Integrative Nutrition Holistic Health Coach. She can be reached at or 303-882-1745. See listing on page 20.



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SHAMANIC SERVICES WOLFHEALS SHAMANIC SERVICES BJ Brown, MSW, CIBP Shamanic Practitioner, Body-Centered Psychotherapy Boulder 303-808-4006 Enhance joy, health and integrity through spiritual power and autonomy. Shamanic healing can benefit dis-ease on any level while deepening a sense of wholeness and connection. Shamanism, an ancient, cross-cultural methodology, works directly with the compassionate Spiritual realms, including Earth’s natural wisdom. Long distance consultations, classes, house clearing, ceremonies also offered. Remote shamanic healing is free. See website for various offerings and schedule your session. The work is sacred. You are sacred.

SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE SEEDS OF SATYA Kari L. Rivers Geurts BSN, CHT 3401 West 29th Ave, Denver 303-489-3068 / Come into deeper relationship with self. Through the process of experiencing your eternal wisdom, you will shift perspective and energetically transmute into a new way of being and coping. Kari guides you to plant seeds of truth using Depth Hypnosis, Energy Medicine and Spiritual Acceleration techniques, with influences from Yoga, Shamanism, Buddhism, and Christianity. Whether you are navigating trauma, life transitions, or spiritual growth, meditation or healthy lifestyle, Seeds of Satya strives to help you come into greater harmony.

A DEEPER JOURNEY Steve Grover 303-995-2999 A Deeper Journey moves from the external to the internal where our soul is telling and teaching the truth about each one of us. Understanding comes once perspective changes which entails opening our heart, ears and eyes to the internal communication our soul is having with us. The question is, are you ready to see the world differently? Call for more information.

VIDEO FOR HEALERS ANTHONY C. PRICHARD Google Business Trainer, Video Producer, YouTube Specialist 303-994-8612 Video communicates 80% better than images or text. It’s because body language doesn’t lie. Show thousands of people who you are and what you do through video. Mastering The Art of the One Minute Video, Anthony Prichard will write your script, give you a teleprompter, unlimited background choices and a musical logo/graphic intro that you will be able to use on your website, Facebook and YouTube.

WELL-BEING RETREATS INFINITE ALIGNMENT 1254 Snyder Mountain Rd., Evergreen 303-582-5828 / Relax and Rejuvenate your Mind, Body and Spirit with one of our personal Health/Well-Being or Spiritual retreats. Our retreats are designed to support you in aligning with your true inner peace and joy that will transform your life. We offer individual, small group, and couples ½ day, full day, and 3-day retreats, along with mindfulness workshops. You may incorporate into your personal retreat, vibrational energy healing, breathwork, yoga, mindfulness practices, coaching, neurofeedback, therapeutic bodywork, and the great Colorado mountain outdoors! Call now to reserve your Infinite Alignment retreat!

YOGA YOGA POD LITTLETON Southwest Plaza Mall 8501 West Bowles Avenue, Suite 1275, Littleton 720-520-9930 / Are you looking for a new path to wellness and vitality? Need some peace of mind and a reconnection to your body? The ancient science of yoga and meditation are being rediscovered in our modern Western world and Yoga Pod Littleton has two brand new state of the art hot-equipped yoga and barre studios and a meditation sanctuary to support your practice, and help you begin one. Classes for all levels –Beginners welcome! Open 7 days a week, 6am-9pm with convenient class scheduling and over 70 class offerings, for all busy lifestyles. Membership details and scheduling online. See ad page 3.

MAHA SOUL Tracy Lawson 5574 S. Prince St. #11, Littleton 720-484-4288 We are downtown Littleton’s soulful yoga studio, shamanic healing center and fun, funky retail. Our yoga classes range from restorative to some very challenging vinyasa. (No hot yoga) Feeling off? We have acupuncture, massage, reiki, AromaTouch therapy and shamanic practitioners on staff to help you feel amazing.


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Making Feeders Safe for Wild Birds Feeding wild birds helps fuel them and provides viewing pleasure, yet a communal feeder may hold hidden risks, reports a recent study in Ecology Letters. In reviewing 20 published research papers on host/ pathogen interactions in human-fed wild populations, researchers at the University of Georgia’s Odum School of Ecology, in Athens, found that intentional feeding changed their behavior and diet enough to foster potentially harmful growth of parasites and viruses. “Feeders can bring unexpected species and more birds together more frequently than normal, facilitating conditions for parasites and other contaminates,” says lead researcher Daniel Becker. Birds crowding into tight spaces to reach tasty morsels also makes it easier for pathogens like house finch eye disease and respiratory ailments to be passed among them. Maintain cleanliness. Stephen Kress, director of the National Audubon Society’s Project Puffin, advises that safe bird feeding includes completely scrubbing out feeders with a 10 percent non-chlorinated bleach solution at least a few times a year, and certainly between seasons. Be food-specific. While using bird seed mixtures to attract a wide range of species is cheaper, such food usually includes fillers like milo that most birds quickly pass through, making a mess under the feeder that can make birds sick. Kress suggests, “Buy specific seeds for specific feeders—like cracked corn and millet in one and only sunflowers in another. This decreases interactions between species that eat the different seeds and dramatically cuts waste.” Creative option. Try some peanut butter and other healthful ingredients, suggests Julie Craves, supervisor of avian research at the Rogue River Bird Observatory at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, in a recent edition of BirdWatching magazine. “It’s high in fat, protein and calories.” Avoid nut butter made with the artificial sweetener xylitol, as it can kill birds. She recommends mixing one part organic peanut butter with four or five parts plain, non-GMO (genetically modified) cornmeal and add oats and raisins. Plain or chunky works. “The dough can then be shaped into portions that will fit in suet feeders or logs, or just placed in feeding trays.”



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NEW YEAR SPECIAL! Two Akashic consultations for $65. Remove blocks to abundance, creativity, relationships, and more to illuminate your life path. Ends 1/31. Visit Meg at

50% OFF 45-60 MIN EDUCATIONAL CONSULT Paula Robbins will help you zero in on practices of the mind, body and/or spirit to start creating empowered change. or 303-921-1473.


FREE 30-MIN CONSULTATIONPHONE/SKYPE Healing Change: 679 W Littleton Blvd., #205 Littleton or 1776 S Jackson St #1004 Denver. Marie Adams EEM-AP, CHT, PT, 303-668-0299


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FREE 50MIN HEALTH HISTORY CONSULTATION Accomplish your goals in a way that’s empowering and exciting. Let’s navigate the world of contradictory nutrition and health advice together. Jade Green TNC 303-882-1745,



Happy New Year!

Women’s Self Care Series–5:30-7pm. Also on 1/13. How to better care for our bodies with support of clean foods, herbs, flower essences, simple practices. Tea & Treats! $20/class. Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, 2900 Valmont Rd, #F-1, Boulder. RSVP callie.

Yoga Pod Littleton Grand Opening-6am-9pm.Discover this new yoga studio and meditation sanctuary opening in Southwest Plaza Mall, 8501 W Bowles Ave, #1275, Littleton. Signature yoga class offerings throughout the day. Surprises, giveaways. Schedule and membership details

TUES JAN 3 Learn to Heal with Angels; 5 Wks–7-9pm. Meet your Guardian/Healing Angels. Guided meditations help you heal, release grief, guilt, addictions and habits to create the life you desire. Early/$210, Regular/$225 Journey Within; 777 S Wadsworth Blvd Bldg 2 #108, Lakewood. Anita Destino 720413-7303,


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Full Moon Sacred Drumming Circle, Sound Celebration & Meditation–7-9pm. Celebrate using sound and breath in the energy of the full moon. Bring snack, drums, rattles, flutes. $10. Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695



Evolution Series–6:45-9pm. 2nd Tuesdays. Monthly gathering exploring evolutionary and cutting edge concepts, that expand human consciousness and support healthy sustainable living. Bring business cards, snack to share. $10. Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 West 59th Ave, Arvada. 303-731-6695



for cancer wellness, chronic pain/illness, women’s issues, insomnia, stress/weight management. Dr. Sujatha Reddy, BAMS MSEd LPC DCC Professional Counselor, Coach and Ayurvedic practitioner Heartland Wellness, 12157 W Cedar D, #200, Lakewood. 303-325-5617

Herbal Home Remedies for Your Children–5:307:30pm. Also on 1/17. Explore simple kitchen herbs, discover a whole new light on their uses! $10/class. Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism. 2900 Valmont Rd, #F-1, Boulder. RSVP

Medicinal Mushroom Talks–7pm. Energy! Balance! Healing! 2nd Thursdays thru Nov. Free. 400 E Simpson ST, Ste. 220, Lafayette. 720-509-9045 or

Reiki, vibrational healing & intuitive reading for first-time clients. In person or phone. 700 E 9th Ave., #9, Denver. JoAnne Palladino, Reiki Master-Teacher, Channel, & Intuitive. 303-2630679 or



Live Your Knowing Counseling, Creekside at Highline Office Park, 1211 S Parker Rd, Denver. Renee Ellis, MA RMT, 720-984-9575

Free recorded meditation for subscribers to Catherine Morgan’s Angel & Astrology Messages. Align you energetically with the Golden Pathway of your Divine Life Plan. Subscribe to

Each Wednesday 6-7 pm, open to everyone. Repeats $5/pp. Journey Within, 777 S Wadsworth Blvd., Bldg 2-108, Lakewood. Anita Destino, 720-413-7303

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction–6:30-8:30pm, thru 2/16. Includes: Gentle yoga and mindful stretching; Guided mindfulness meditation; Daily home instructions; Group awareness discussions; Practical guidance for attentive living. Before Jan 1st/$175, $200/after. PranaTonic, 2600 East St., Golden. Info/RSVP call 303-274-5733.

SAT JAN 7 Yoga 101: Learn the Basics with Jen Wilking–10amNoon. 2hr workshop for beginners. Learn fundamentals of yoga practice, including foundational alignment in postures and breath. Gain confidence to try any of our PodGentle classes.

MON JAN 9 Learn the “Daily Energy Routine”–7-8:30pm. Learn easy and quick exercises/practices such as tapping, breathing and simple movements for increased health and wellbeing. Notice immediate results! $15. Info 1776 S Jackson St, #1004, Denver.

FRI JAN 13 Love, Courage & Achievement (LCA) Weekend and 7-wk Course–Regain personal power; heal relationships with self and others; Clarify your core issues holding you back; discover solutions for your situation; regain enthusiasm and hope. Info Randy Ferguson 303-989-2605 Introduction to Shamanic Journeying–6:30-9pm, also on Sat 9:30am-5:30pm. Access non-ordinary consciousness to connect with your power animal/ Spirits who provide healing, clarity and instruction. BJ Brown, Wolfheals Shamanic Services. $175. Boulder. RSVP/Info 303-808-4006 or

SAT JAN 14 Reiki 1 Training–12-5pm, Sat&Sun. Join Reiki master Jessie Buchanan to learn to harness this abundant energy to heal yourself and others. Participants receive Reiki Level 1 attunements, certification. $108. Maha Soul, 5574 S Prince St. #11, Littleton. RSVP 720-4844288,

SUN JAN 15 Yoga 101: Learn the Basics with Jen Capps–11am1pm. 2hr workshop for beginners. . Learn fundamentals of yoga practice, including foundational alignment in postures and breath. Gain confidence to try any of our PodGentle classes.

WED JAN 18 Shmaya Gathering w/JoAnne Palladino–7-8:30pm. Experience Shmaya, an illumined, channeled presence that attunes you to the love and light within. $20. 700 E Ninth Ave, #9, Denver. RSVP 303-263-0679 or

SAT JAN 21 Yoga 101 Learn the Basics with Robyn Capobianco –10-Noon. 2hr workshop for beginners. . Learn fundamentals of yoga practice, including foundational alignment in postures and breath. Gain confidence to try any of our PodGentle classes.

SUN JAN 22 Intro to Ayurvedic Medicine–Sarasvati Buhrman, Ph.D., RYT (E-500) teaches a 3-day workshop on fundamental principles and treatment options in Ayurveda. Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, 2900 Valmont Rd, #F-1, Boulder. Info Dr Buhrman 303-443-6923 or CSCH 720-406-8609

TUES JAN 24 Understanding Cardiovascular & Heart Health–68pm; also on 1/31. Discover controllable factors that cause Cardiovascular Disease and the new tests for an accurate risk evaluation. $10/class. Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, 2900 Valmont Rd, #F-1, Boulder. RSVP

THURS JAN 26 Hot Topics with Jodi Hodges–7pm, last Thursdays thru Oct. Topics include: how to create the best pregnancy; breastfeeding; why/when to vaccinate or not to; c-sections; VBAC’s, circumcisions; Free. 400 E Simpson ST, #220, Lafayette. 720-509-9045 or

FRI JAN 27 Herbal Self Care Spa Rituals–6-8pm. Learn relaxing self-care rituals with herbal recipes. Make nourishing homemade bath and body products. Reduce stress levels naturally! $15. Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, 2900 Valmont Rd, #F-1, Boulder. RSVP

SAT JAN 28 Re-Ignite Your Radiance: A Self-Care Immersion for the Soul–9am-6pm. Receive a FULL day of selfcare to help you re-fuel your energy & re-ignite your radiance! $129/first 5 RSVPs; $159/after. Last day to register is Wed, 1/25. Home Collective, 6101 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge. RSVP by 1/25 to Jess 720-3336796 or

SUN JAN 29 Medicinal Mushrooms–3-5pm. Discover which mushrooms are most powerful for health. Hands-on demo: cultivating medicinal mushrooms at home. $10. Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism. 2900 Valmont Rd, #F-1, Boulder. RSVP Yoga 101 Learn the Basics with Jen Capps–11am1pm. 2hr workshop for beginners. Learn fundamentals of yoga practice, including foundational alignment in postures and breath. Gain confidence to try any of our PodGentle classes.

MON JAN 30 We Are Change Open Mic Night–6-10pm. Unite our local grassroots activist community for an evening of food, music, interviews, headliners, poetry and dancing. We encourage everyone to perform their own songs and poems. Details Facebook at We Are Change Colorado.

savethedate CREATE YOUR NEW YEAR: 2017 SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2:00-3:30 PM The new year is a perfect time to create! This class includes a grounding meditation, visualization, intention generating exercises and tools for guidance. Enjoy community, nourishing snacks while having fun selecting intentions for each month of the coming year. Walk away with your personalized, intuitive vision and guiding map of the year to come. Cost: $45 Located in East Denver. Space limited. RSVP required. Renee Ellis, MA LPCC RMT 720.984.9575 or

LEARN EDEN ENERGY MEDICINE FOR MORE VITALITY, HEALTH & JOY FEBRUARY 18-19 Learn to balance your energies in a fun, supportive small-group setting. Care for self and others. Topics include meridians, aura, stress and pain management, staying grounded, releasing negative emotions, energy testing food and supplements. Lots of “hands-on” and practice. $125/day. 1776 S Jackson St, Denver. Ask about CE credits. RSVP/info Marie Adams 303-668-0299 or

CREATE A SAFE SPACE FOR YOUR HOME/ WORKPLACE & IMPROVE YOUR WELL-BEING March 11-12, 10am-5pm both days Join our two-day workshop with Katharina Spurling-Kaffl in Erie, Colorado at our beautiful yurt. Identify harmful earth energies and EMF stresses and understand their hazard to your daily life. We’ll show you a proven method to neutralize its negative effects on you, your health, your finances, your relationships, and your environment. Discounts available if you register by 9/30; after 9/30 $275/single; $455/couples. For more information call 303-833-9033 or

NEW! AROMATHERAPY COURSE AT THE COLORADO SCHOOL OF CLINICAL HERBALISM BEGINNING APRIL 11, 2017 Come learn the basic science and art of using essential oils for health, including the history of aromatics, EO chemistry, Materia Medica, blending, product creation, physiology of body systems, and basic clinical skills for the practicing aromatherapist. This 100-hour course qualifies as a Foundation Level School for the Alliance of International Aromatherapists. Classes meet Tuesday evenings, 6-9 pm, beginning April 11, with a workshop on Saturday, July 22. The last four weeks of the course are devoted to guided and graded Independent Study Projects including Case Studies, Research Review, and Creative Projects. Information: or 720-406-8609.


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ongoing daily Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism Student Clinical Herbalists Holistic Wellness consultations– thru May 2017. Working with herbs, nutrition, and lifestyle to take charge of your own health. Faculty oversight. Sliding scale. Confidential. 2900 Valmont Rd, #H-1, Boulder. 720-406-8609

sundays North Boulder Spiritual Transformation with Transmission Meditation–7pm. Join us for a group meditation that is a stimulus to our individual development and also a potent form of world service. Free. Lon 303-746-7118

tuesdays Free Energy Clearings–5:30-6:45 pm. 15-min Chakra & Energy Clearing. Remove non-useful energy to feel relaxed, light and positive. Drop-ins welcome. Free! Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1st Ave, Denver. 303-668-2358

Wheatridge Spiritual Transformation with Transmission Meditation–6pm. Join us for a group meditation that is a stimulus to our individual development and also a potent form of world service. Free. Tim 303-239-8101

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

thursdays Longmont Spiritual Transformation with Transmission Meditation–7pm. Join us for a group meditation that is a stimulus to our individual development and also a potent form of world service. Free. Connie 303-834-0526

lookingahead 2017 NOTE: Remember to always call ahead or check in for any class or event listed.

COMING IN 2017 A Basic Meditation for Beginners–Meditation can transformation your life and create change. Let go of negativity and make room for the positive. Feel your health improve. Early/$185; Reg/$200. Journey Within; 777 S Wadsworth Blvd Bldg 2 #108, Lakewood. Contact for specifics: Anita Destino 720-413-7303, 5-Wk Chakras/Auras Class–Learn about your Chakras and how they coincide with our Aura; clean and align your Chakras; set energetic boundaries. Early/$185; Reg/$200 Journey Within, 777 S Wadsworth Blvd Bldg 2 #108, Lakewood. Contact for specifics: Anita Destino, 720-413-7303,

FEB 4 Romance Angels Workshop–1-3pm. Single or involved, the Romance Angels can help you experience greater joy and bliss in your love life. Early/$50, Regular/$60. Journey Within; 777 S Wadsworth Blvd Bldg 2 #108, Lakewood. Anita Destino 720-413-7303,

Learn the “Daily Energy Routine”–7-8:30pm. Learn easy and quick exercises/practices such as tapping, breathing and simple movements for increased health and wellbeing. Notice immediate results! $15. 679 W Littleton Blvd, Ste 205, Littleton. Info

FEB 10 Full Moon Sacred Drumming Circle, Sound Celebration & Meditation–7-9pm. Celebrate using sound, breath, mindfulness and meditation in the energy of the full moon. Bring snack, drums, rattles, flutes. $10. Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695

FEB 25 Holistic Healing and Psychic/Intuitive Fair–11am-5pm. Massage, foot baths, reiki, sound healing, healing touch, oils. Readers incl palmistry, tarot, intuitive, astrologica; vendors incl crystals, jewelry, oils, arts,more. Pricing varies. Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695

MARCH 10-12 Healing with Spiritual Light–Fri-Sun. Learn a Shamanic perspective on the rippling benefits of healing through your empowered intentions and radiant light. $235; early discount avail. In Boulder. Facilitated by BJ Brown, Wolfheals Shamanic Services. RSVP/Info 303-808-4006 or

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