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e are thrilled to show you our first ever local cover featuring Tami and Eric Eslich, the owners of Brain Balance Centers in Golden and Highlands Ranch, with their kids, Ali 7, Henry 5, and their dog Nugget. The shot was taken at one of our favorite places, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, with the incredible talents of Kristy Rowe at Moodeous Photography. We’re looking forward to bringing you more local business owners and beautiful Colorado scenery. Now that half the year is over, we’re taking stock of our New Year’s Resolution. How is yours going? Ours was to be healthier and for the most part, we’ve accomplished a lot. In February, we started a 90-day workout program that uses the body’s own weight combined with some bands for a ‘fighter-style’ workout. These workouts are based on High Intensity Interval Training-(HiiT) and they surely fit the bill as they leave us gasping for breath on most days. Besides the obvious physical strength, Hiit increases circulating levels of Growth Hormone, which stimulates the immune system, builds strong muscles, burns fat and shortens recovery time (especially crucial since we are almost twice the age of most of the video participants!) “The tougher you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you.” - Zig Ziglar HEALTHY FOOD is the subject of this issue and has the latest on avoiding poisons in our modern food supply, recipes for summer and some supermodel advice! As part of our healthy resolution, we took up daily juicing, and within days and even hours, could feel the difference, especially in our digestion and skin. Watch “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” and check out Joe Cross’ recipes for inspiration. Here’s to a wonderful, warm healthy summer full of fresh season fruits and veggies and lots of outdoor activities. Hard to believe half the year is over already – before you know it, it will be ski season again! SUBSCRIPTIONS Hard Copy mailed each month $30/12 months Digital Issue sent before the 1st each month FREE Go to © 2013 by Natural Awakenings. All rights reserved.

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August 8-11, 2013 An inspirational weekend celebrating creativity and authentic expression

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rs. Karen and Ian Hollaman of Red Tail Wellness Centers in Boulder will present a special talk on July 23 at 7pm on the link between diet and the developing brain of your child. The talk will focus on developmental disorders such as Autism and ADHD, the shortcomings of the ‘disease-care model’ and delve into deeper approaches including gut health and brain training to address the root causes. “It will entail concepts and practical applications for vibrant health!” says Ian Hollaman, DC. Karen Hollaman DC has recently completed a special training for childhood neurological issues and Ian Hollaman will tie in his expertise with digestive health and gluten sensitivities. Space is limited! $10/pp, $15/family. RSVP Jamie @ 303-882-8447 to reserve your seat. Red Tail Wellness Centers, 4520 N Broadway C, Boulder. See ad page 9.

Awaken in Nature Retreat


omen’s Empowerment Workshop (WEW) founder Susie Kincade announces the Awaken in Nature Retreat September 11-15 in Vail. Says Kincade, “At WEW retreats, nature is both the medium and the metaphor for addressing the core questions and challenges women face: balancing complex lives, facing obstacles and overcoming mental and emotional blockages. Through appropriate challenges in nature, women tap into inner instincts and intuition and find the potential and energy to achieve more than they ever imagined.” This 5-day retreat takes women out into nature while venturing deeply inward. It includes group and one-on-one life coaching; kayaking/rafting, rock climbing, hiking, healing through horses, communication and emotional discernment skills; daily yoga/meditation; healthy meals and luxury lodging; nurturing, a supportive circle of women; and time to relax and take it all in while enjoying a spectacular mountain experience at the Vail Racquet Club Mountain Resort. Early Bird Discount through July. Contact Susie at or 877-595-8622. To register, see See ad page 7.

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he Dancing Coyote Canyon Retreat Center announces its grand opening Friday, July 26 which will include exploring the land, a potluck dinner and social connection, and a free medicine wheel ceremony/shamanic journey with Michael Farmer. The opening continues with an optional A Course In Miracles/Shamanic Weekend beginning Saturday and ending Sunday. The center is nestled within 40 acres of pristine land bordered by Pike National Forest and overlooking Eleven Mile Reservoir. “It serves as a sacred space for communal ceremony where,” says founder Michael Farmer, “like-minded souls can connect, love, and express the highest vision of what is possible.” Dancing Coyote Canyon hosts Wisdom Retreats throughout the summer and is also available for your private events or a personal getaway. for more details.


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Local Artist Turns Writer; Hosts Workshop


astle Rock artist Ken Elliott has published his first selfhelp book Manifesting 1-2-3…and you don’t need #3. A workshop that explores the principles of “creating wonderful changes in your life” will be held Saturday, July 27 from 9am-4pm at the Heartlight Center, 11150 E Dartmouth Avenue in Denver. Ken explains, “I didn’t learn about manifesting or the law of attraction from books or other people’s experiences. I directly experienced in real time that thought creates and does so immediately. I learned that intentions instantaneously start to manifest on the ‘other side.’ It is a remarkable, simple exercise that anyone can do and experience amazing results.” Book available at For information or to register for the workshop, contact Ken at or call 303-995-1611.

Client Becomes Program Director


rain Balance Centers of Golden announces their new Program Director, Stephanie Louzon. Stephanie was first introduced to Brain Balance Centers when bringing her son, Quinn, for help with his developmental delays. “I first brought my son Quinn to Brain Balance for help with ADHD-like behaviors along with digestion issues,” says Louzon. “We attended a lecture by Dr. Robert Melillo who painted a very vivid picture of our son and we knew immediately that Brain Balance was the right place. We had a great experience and now I can help parents help their kids through the Brain Balance programs.” Louzon monitors the progress of children in the various programs which center around a non-drug, holistic approach to help children ages 4-17 with learning, behavioral or developmental challenges. Brain Balance Centers of Golden, 1211 Avery St, Golden. 303-278-1780. Highlands Ranch 303-800-1625. See ad page 31.

New Meditation Audio Series


auren Skye of Inner Connection Institute in Denver and Wheat Ridge announces the release of her new 7-set meditation CD collection, Meditation for Living. The program includes information on grounding and centering, energetic boundaries, chakra cleansing, healing flow, how to work with energy, manifestation, and guided meditations for morning and evening. Says Skye, “This series has something for everyone! It’s a perfect start for those new to energy awareness and meditation. Those experienced in energy work will find the skills expand their awareness and practice in a wonderful way. The concept is an easy, down-to-earth way to become aware of and manage energy (the root of all experience), and to use that awareness to become empowered in creating reality.” Lauren is the founder of Inner Connection Institute, a center that supports spiritual growth with classes and workshops in meditation, energy healing, clairvoyance and psychic awareness, as well as a healing clinic and non-denominational church. Available online for purchase or download at See ad page 11.

briefbriefs THE 4TH ANNUAL ROCKY MOUNTAIN TEA FESTIVAL takes place August 3-4. Held annually at the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse, 1770 13th Street, Boulder, it is one of the country’s largest events celebrating All Things Tea. THE BOULDER ARTS & CRAFTS GALLERY is holding an Opening Reception featuring Boulder artist Dorothy Donohue on Friday, July 5 from 6-8 pm. Her illustrations are created out of intricately cut paper and often inspired by the animals and people in her world. BIG SKY DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL Feb 14–23rd, 2014 event is seeking non-fiction films of all genres, subject matter, lengths and production dates. Held in Montana, the BSDFF is the largest documentary film festival in the American West. natural awakenings

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Plasticizer Undermines Heart Function


he chemical DEHP, a phthalate used widely in household plastics, may change how rat heart cells use energy, according to a new study by George Washington University, in the District of Columbia. By shifting heart cells to depend on fatty acids as an energy source more than usual, DEHP may ultimately increase the long-term risk of heart attack and heart failure. The findings raise concerns about similar effects of plasticizers in humans. Earlier work from the same research team reported that DEHP causes irregular rhythms in cultured heart cells. DEHP is frequently used for medical blood bags and tubing and is found in foods packaged in plastics, especially fatty foods like milk products, oils and fish or seafood.



t is peak season for iced tea, but this warm-weather favorite may not be the ideal choice to counter dehydration. Iced tea made from black tea contains high concentrations of oxalate, one of the key chemicals that lead to the formation of kidney stones, a common disorder of the urinary tract that affects about 10 percent of the U.S. population. “For people that have a tendency to form the most common type of kidney stones, iced tea is one of the worst things to drink,” reports Dr. John Milner, an assistant professor with the Department of Urology at Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine. While all black tea contains oxalate, dietitians note that people tend to imbibe more of it when it’s on ice than when it’s hot.

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he U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new food pyramid, MyPlate (, is based on its 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, aimed at helping people make better food choices. Fruits and vegetables should comprise half our “plate”, and dark green veggies are the USDA’s top choice of nutrients. Kale leads the list of helpful leafy greens for many reasons. Like its cousins in the Brassica family—broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and collards—kale is a low-calorie, nutrient-dense powerhouse of antioxidants, including vitamins A and C. Per calorie, kale contains more iron than beef and more calcium than milk, and it is better absorbed by the body than most dairy products. A single serving (about one cup, chopped) provides 5 percent of the recommended daily intake of fiber, plus two grams of protein. The versatile veggie—it is tasty steamed, braised or baked—is also a rich source of both omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. Best of all, kale is a “green” green, high on the sustainability scale. Growing one pound of kale uses about 23 gallons of water; raising a pound of beef necessitates more than 2,400. Sources:;

Messages From Pain by Zach Rehder


ave you ever had a pain or an injury that has been around for way too long? What if it wasn’t a physical problem at all that you were feeling? Often, lingering pain is a message from the body. It is our body’s way of communicating that something needs to be addressed. The body has its own energy system that most of us don’t see. Much like water, the energy of the body likes to be moving. When water is stagnant it forms scum, oxygen is depleted, fish die and it starts to stink. The same is true of energy in the body. When there are blocks or stagnation, pain, inflammation or even cancers are the result. One of the ways we block our energetic systems is by holding onto old thoughts, feelings and emotions in the body. If you’ve been holding anger in

your body for 30 years, it’s going to let you know it. Those things that we avoid or repress are hidden deep in the body. This has been especially true for back pain. One useful tool is to breathe into the pain. Inhale and exhale from that area in the body and with every exhale, release even more of that old information. You don’t have to understand what you were letting go of for this to work. In fact, it works better when you don’t try to understand. When you let go of all the old information, a total healing usually occurs. Zach Rehder is the creator of Vibrational Alignment Healing in Denver. 303-669-4827. See ad page 7.

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Honeybee-Killing Pesticides Banned in Europe

Strolling of the Heifers, a Vermontbased local food advocacy group, has released its second annual Locavore Index, tracking the availability and use of locally produced foods and ranking states based on their committed support. Using recent data from multiple sources, the index incorporates farmers’ markets, community supported agriculture (CSA) operations and food hubs in its per capita comparison of consumer interest in eating locally sourced foods, known as locavorism. The top five states for accessibility of local foods are Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, North Dakota and Iowa; the bottom five are Florida, Louisiana, Arizona, Nevada and Texas. The organization’s Executive Director, Orly Munzing, says the purpose of the index is to encourage local food efforts by supporting farm-to-school programs, urging hospitals and nursing homes to purchase local foods and asking supermarkets to buy from local farms.

Colony collapse disorder, a mysterious ailment that has been killing large numbers of honeybees for several years, is expanding, wiping out 40 to 50 percent of the hives needed to pollinate many of America’s fruits and vegetables. Some beekeepers and researchers cite growing evidence that a powerful class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids, which hinder the bees’ brain learning function and leave them unable to make the connection between floral scents and nectar, could be a key factor. Although manufacturers claim the pesticides pose no threat to bees, a recent British honeybee field study found enough evidence to convince 15 of 27 EU member governments and the Executive European Commission to support a two-year ban on three of the world’s most widely used agricultural pesticides in this category, starting this December. The action followed a European Food Safety Authority report in April that indicated these toxins pose an acute risk to honeybees.

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localinsights The Illusion of Courage By Renee Ellis, MA RMT


ecently, a client of mine did a very courageous thing. She stood up for what she wanted, deserved and knew in her very being was right. And she was terrified. Unfortunately, no matter how calm, kind and articulate we are, when we step up and speak directly and powerfully others don’t always like it. And that doesn’t make it wrong. My client was calling attention to a lack of integrity and promises made and not kept. She worked very hard to do that with clarity and respect and... she was still terrified. A study published in 2012 in the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making found that we tend to think we are braver than we actually are. When we think about doing something we are disconnected, less emotional – brave. When we actually confront the angry boss or wrongdoing, we are in a hot emotional state and deeply, intensely connected to our fear and anxiety. The gap is gone and often, so is our courage. One thing that helped this client act brave in the moment was the bond that she formed with her counselor. She considered what her counselor would say in that moment and found additional strength to stand up for herself. If we want to take the risks that we think are worth it, we have to accept that the moment of truth will arrive. We will be less courageous than we planned. And, we can seek out the voices of courage through a supportive, professional relationship. This will increase the odds that we will take the risks that make our lives so much grander anyway. Renee Ellis, MA RMT helps women dealing with life transitions to find clarity, movement, freedom, energy and intuitive perspective from her Denver practice. Call 720-984-9575 for a free 30 min consultation. See listing page 30.



hat nagging, stabbing pain in a calf muscle or a thigh at night can be more than annoying – it can ruin your sleep and leave you groggy, irritable and troubled the next day. Conventional wisdom to “drink more water, eat bananas, take magnesium, etc” may help, but many of us need another way to relax stubborn skeletal muscles. Native Americans rubbed Rosemary on their legs before running long distances to enhance the suppleness of their muscles. Cramp bark was named for the way it relaxes skeletal muscle spasms. In climates where Mexican Wild Yam abounds, Sage grows as well. This combination relaxes tight muscles and relieves cramping. With all four of these herbs available, muscle relaxation is just a poultice away. Decoct these roots, bark and herbs slowly over low heat as they are fragile. Peppermint, Lavender and St. John’s Wort are particularly useful in relieving the over-sensitivity of the sympathetic nervous system. Using these herbs in your decoction will help to reduce the reporting of pain, discomfort and irritation from tired muscles. This helps to maintain comfort while the muscles get rid of their waste and re-charge. A simple water decoction of all of these roots, herbs and bark can be applied to aching muscles to relax cramps, settle restless legs and quell over-active nerves. Experience has shown that when bananas, supplements and water don’t work… these herbs will do the trick. Steven Frank is the founder and chief formulator for Nature’s Rite. More of his insight and products can be found at See ad page 10.


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Piano Lessons Turn Tech


ou’ve always wanted to be able to play. As a child, you plinked Mary Had a Little Lamb and Hot Cross Buns to the delight (chagrin?) of your parents. You may be surprised to learn how technology and modern teaching principles have changed Piano lessons for the better. Local Evelyn Billberg has created the “Rose Piano Course, Twelve Step System for Piano Proficiency” which she uses in concert with Piano Marvel, a new computer-based piano course “which,” she says, “is as much fun as any computer game.” “Playing the piano can be fun and learning to play has gotten so delightful with all the new tools we now have available in the electronic age. Digital pianos make it possible to own an instrument without significant expense,” said Billberg. The Rose Piano Course was developed to advance skills and enjoyment as rapidly as possible with chord application and special attention to obtaining fluid dexterity. Applied harmony and theory at the keyboard takes this information out of the textbook and puts it under the student’s fingertips. According to one student, “It is fun. It is easy. It is so powerful that it is hard to describe. The clouds of confusion that surrounded music have been whisked away. I find that the prospect of playing good piano and understanding music in general has been greatly expanded. I was astounded at how rapidly I could advance.” Evelyn has over 40 years of teaching experience, a Masters Degree in Music, Composition and Theory from NAU and is a member of Music Teachers National. For a free consultation and demonstration or to sign up for a 30 day free trial with Piano Marvel, contact Evelyn at 303-629-9209 or See listing page 29.

Use Your Noggin’...Follow Your Gut! by Ian Hollaman, DC


emember growing up and your mother would tell you to use your noggin’, but then in a different situation tell you to follow your gut? Wouldn’t it be great if your gut and brain were aligned and working together to determine answers? While the brain and gut are independent organs, they are connected in many ways. From getting an upset stomach when you’re nervous to developing a migraine when certain foods are eaten, the gut and brain are communicating and striving to balance one another at all times. Many people don’t realize how deeply the gut and the brain are interrelated. Symptoms such as difficulty digesting foods, constipation, diarrhea, bloating or gas and food intolerances may be connected to another group of symptoms - brain fog, low brain endurance, headaches or fatigue triggered by chemicals, scents and foods. So, are these symptoms originating in the brain or the gut? The answer is Yes! Gluten, one of the most common foods that cause gastrointestinal symp-

“Genius means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.” - William James toms, also causes neurologic symptoms according to the Journal of Neurology. In one study, seven out of ten patients who presented with neurological symptoms such as gait abnormalities (walking), headaches and elevated gliadin (gluten) antibodies showed complete resolution of symptoms on a gluten-free diet. Further, six out ten originally had no intestinal complaints! While your symptoms may not rise to the level of distress that causes you to run to your health practitioner, you may be at increased risk of developing autoimmune disorders (Crohn’s, Lupus, Type I Diabetes, IBS, Colitis, MS, Diverticulitis, Fibromyalgia, etc.) based on the increased inflammation levels in your body. “But my doctor ran some tests and told me I’m normal.” Unfortunately, most medical doctors are stuck

using an outdated model of genetic testing (for celiac disease) and intestinal biopsy while most neurologists I have spoken to have never heard that gluten can induce serious, permanent damage to the nervous system! You can take back your health by visiting a functional medicine doctor who is trained in systems biology and looks at you as a whole rather than composed of separate organs/systems. Secondly, get tested properly! Proper gluten sensitivity screening requires the lab to run 24 separate antibodies and one positive antibody may indicate a serious problem. Lastly, treat the gut, and the brain! Inflammation and leaky gut may require a targeted nutraceutical, lifestyle, dietary and functional neurologic rehabilitation program to stop the vicious cycle. The beauty of these complicated conditions and seemingly disconnected myriad of symptoms is that your body is merely reacting as it should. It just takes a different perspective on the “why” rather than the suppression of symptoms to give you back your vitality and optimal health!

Ian Hollaman is owner of Red Tail Wellness Centers, 4520 N Broadway, Boulder. 303-882-8447. See ad page 9.

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localinsights Depression, Exercise and Medication By John Garvey


any of those fortunate enough to live in beautiful Colorado know that exercise can be a great antidote when you get the blues, but what about true Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)? How does exercise stack up against medication? In a study published by Psychosomatic Medicine, Dr. Michael Babyak, et al, divided 156 patients into three groups. An exercise group attended three supervised aerobic exercise sessions/wk for 16 weeks. A second group was placed on an SSRI antidepressant (Zoloft). The third group did both exercise AND medications. All subjects were evaluated after four months of treatment and again after a six month follow-up period. All three groups showed equal improvement at four months, but the real kicker is what was found at the follow up six months after discharge: those who engaged in exercise without the added “benefit” of medication were significantly more likely to remain in a non-depressed state. The authors explained, “Interestingly, combining exercise with medication conferred no additional advan-


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tage over either treatment alone. In fact, the opposite was the case… This was an unexpected finding because it was assumed that combining exercise with medication would have, if anything, an additive effect.” Further, “Each 50-minute increment in exercise per week was associated with a 50% decrease in the odds of being classified as depressed.” The authors concluded that a consistent exercise program is an effective and “robust” treatment for depression. “[C]linical benefits [of therapy] are particularly likely to endure among patients who adopt exercise as a regular, ongoing life activity.” So, if you are feeling down, go out and sweat—it’s not a cureall, but you’ll definitely feel better! John Garvey, PTA, CSCS, USATF Level 1 Coach. 316-371-8251 or

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Pet Rescue Event Join Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue, along with other Colorado animal rescues at the Annual Grey Kitty Birthday Celebration & Pet Rescue Event from 11am to 3pm July 13-14. Learn about the various non-profits that provide rescue and/or adoption services for animals. There will be birthday cake and lemonade to celebrate Grey Kitty, Tagawa Garden’s mascot. For every $5 donation to any rescue by an individual, you will receive a discount coupon good for $5 off a purchase at Tagawa Gardens. Tagawa Gardens, 7711 S. Parker Road, Centennial. 303-690-4722.

Pet News 8th Annual Golfing with the Big Dogs: Join the Colorado St. Bernard Rescue for a crazy day of charity golf on Saturday, August 10 at the West Woods Golf Course, 6655 Quaker St, Arvada. There will be prizes, a silent auction and free stuff! Register for golf by July 24 at GotDrool. com/golf2013. Sponsor, advertise or donate or 720-981-1700.

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Yet “local” alone does not necessarily mean better. Even small farmers may use harmful pesticides or feed their livestock genetically modified or engineered (GM, GMO or GE) feed. That’s one reason why the smartest food choice is organic, with local organic being the gold standard. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) organic certification label ensures that strict national organic standards— prohibiting the use of antibiotics, hormones and GM feed and ingredients—have been met. Plus, organically raised livestock must have access to the outdoors and ample time on pastures, naturally resulting in milk and meat with higher levels of health-protecting omega-3 fatty acids. Still, organic naysayers abound. For example, many negative headlines were generated by a recent Stanford University study that questioned whether or not organic foods are safer or more healthful than conventional. Few news outlets relayed the researchers’ actual conclusions— that organic foods may reduce exposure to pesticide residues and antibiotic-resistant bacteria; children on organic diets have significantly lower levels of pesticide metabolites, or breakdown products, in their urine; organic milk may contain significantly higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids; and organic produce contains higher levels of health-protecting antioxidants. Jim Riddle, former organic outreach coordinator at the University of Minnesota, in Lamberton, explains that organic farming methods are based on building and improving the soil, promoting biodiversity and protecting natural resources, regardless of the size of the farm. Healthier ecosystems, higher quality soil and clean water will produce healthier plants, which in turn support healthier animals and humans on a healthier planet.

Pesticide Problems and Solutions

Children are most vulnerable to the effects of pesticides and other environmental toxins, due to their smaller size and rapid physical development. Last December, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy statement that asot fun in the summertime begins with fresh, sweet and savory seasonal flavors brought to life in al fresco serted, “Beyond acute poisoning, the influences of low-level pesticide exposures on child health are of increasing congatherings with family and friends. As the popularcern.” The organization links pesticide exposure to higher ity of farmers’ markets and home gardening surges onward, risk for brain tumors, leukemia, attention deficit disorders, it’s time to feast on the tastiest produce, picked ripe from autism and reductions in IQ. America’s farms and gardens for peak flavor and nutrition. Because weeds naturally develop resistance to the herbiSimilar to raising a sun umbrella, learning where food comes from and how it’s produced provides the best protec- cides designed to kill them, Dow AgroSciences has genetition against getting burned. Here’s the latest on some of the cally engineered seeds to produce crops that can withstand spraying with both the systemic herbicide glyphosate season’s hottest food issues to help families stay safe and (Roundup), and 2,4-D, one of the active ingredients in Agent well nourished. Orange, used as a defoliant in the Vietnam War. The latter is commonly applied to lawns and wheat-producing agriculLocal Organic Reigns Supreme tural land, even though research reported in the journal EnDiana Dyer, a registered dietitian and garlic farmer near Ann Arbor, Michigan, observes, “You can’t buy happiness, vironmental Health Perspectives links exposure to 2,4-D to birth defects and increased cancer risk. Dow AgroSciences’ but you can buy local, and that’s kind of the same thing.” new GE seeds await regulatory approval. Purchasing local foods whenever possible has many Eric Mader, program director at the Portland, Oregonmerits, including shaking the farmer’s hand, asking about based Xerces Society for the conservation of invertebrates farming methods and developing sincere relationships. Buying local also supports the local economy and contrib- and pollinator protection, warns that broad-spectrum pesticides kill beneficial insects along with those considutes to food security. by Melinda Hemmelgarn



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ered pests. Mader recommends increasing the number of beneficial insects, which feed on pests, by planting a greater diversity of native plants on farms and in home gardens.

Demand for GMO Labeling Despite California’s narrow defeat of Proposition 37, which would have required statewide labeling of products containing GMOs, advocates at the Environmental Working Group and the Just Label It campaign are pushing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for nationwide GMO labeling. Responding to consumer demand, Whole Foods Market recently announced that it will require GMO labeling in all of its U.S. and Canadian stores by 2018. Filmmaker Jeremy Seifert’s powerful new documentary, GMO OMG, should give the movement a major push, as well. The 2013 film explores the danger in corporate patenting of seeds and the unknown health and environmental risks of engineered food. Seifert says, “I have a responsibility to my children to hand on to them a world that is not poisoned irreparably.” As for the promise that GMOs are required to “feed the world,” he believes it’s a lie, noting that it’s better to “feed the world well.”

Seed Freedom and Food Choice Roger Doiron, founder and director of Kitchen Gardeners International, headquartered in Scarborough, Maine, celebrates Food Independence Day each July Fourth. Doiron believes that growing, harvesting, cooking and preserving food is both liberating and rewarding, and patriotic. More than 25,000 individuals from 100 countries belong to his nonprofit network that focuses on relocalizing the world’s food supply. Food freedom starts with seeds. Saving and trading heirloom, non-hybrid, non-GMO seeds is becoming as easy as checking out a library book. Several libraries across the country are serving as seed banks, where patrons check out seeds, grow crops, save seeds and then donate some back to their local library. Liana Hoodes, director of the National Organic Coalition, in Pine Bush, New York, is a fan of her local Hudson Valley Seed Library. The library adheres to Indian Physicist Vandana Shiva’s Declaration of Seed Freedom and makes sure all seed sources are not related to, owned by or affiliated with biotech or pharmaceutical corporations. In addition to preserving heirloom and open-pollinated varieties, each seed packet is designed by a local artist.

Finicky about Fish Grilled fish makes a lean, heart-healthy, low-calorie summer meal. Some fish, however, may contain chemicals that pose health risks, especially for pregnant or nursing women and children. For example, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), nearly all fish and shellfish contain traces of mercury, which is toxic to a baby’s developing nervous system. Both the EPA and local state health departments post consumption advisories that recommend limiting or avoiding certain species of fish caught in specific locations. For several decades, Captain Anne Mosness, a wild salmon fisherwoman, operated commercial fishing boats in Washington waters and from Copper River to Bristol Bay, Alaska. She worries about the threat of pollution from industrial aquaculture, plus the effects of genetically engineered salmon on wild fish populations, coastal economies and ecosystems. Mosness explains that AquAdvantage Salmon, a product of AquaBounty Technologies, was created “by inserting a growth hormone gene from Pacific Chinook and a promoter gene from an eel-like fish called ocean pout into Atlantic salmon.” She questions the FDA approval process and failure to address unanswered questions about the risks of introducing “novel” animals into the food supply, as well as related food allergies and greater use of antibiotics in weaker fish populations. “The salmon farming industry already uses more antibiotics per weight than any other animal production,” comments Mosness. The FDA’s official public comment period on GMO salmon closed in April, but consumers can still voice concerns to their legislators while demanding and applauding national GMO labeling. GMO fish may be on our dinner plates by the end of the year, but with labels, consumers gain the freedom to make informed choices. Consumers can also ask retailers not to sell GMO fish. Trader Joe’s, Aldi and Whole Foods have all committed to not selling GMO seafood.

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we currently face is the loss of these drugs’ effectiveness, due in large part to their misuse and overuse in industrial agriculture. Dr. David Wallinga, senior advisor in science, food and health at the Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy, says that about 80 percent of all antibiotics are given to farm animals for two reasons: to prevent illness associated with living in crowded, stressful and often unsanitary conditions; and to promote “feed efficiency”, or weight gain. However, bacteria naturally mutate to develop resistance to antibiotics when exposed to doses that are insufficient to kill them. Wallinga points out that antibiotic-resistant infections, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), cost our nation at least $20 billion annually and steal tens of thousands of American lives each year. Most recently, hard-to-treat urinary tract infections (UTI), were traced to antibiotic-resistant E. coli bacteria in chickens. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria exist in our environment, but are more likely to be found in conventionally, rather than organically raised meat and poultry, which by law must be raised without antibiotics. Consumers beware: the word “natural” on food labels does not provide the same protection. The good news is that according to Consumers Union research, raising meat and poultry without antibiotics can be accomplished at minimal cost to the consumer—about five cents extra per pound for pork and less than a penny per pound extra for chicken. Melinda Hemmelgarn, aka the “Food Sleuth”, is a registered dietitian and award-winning writer and radio host at, in Columbia, MO ( She advocates for organic farmers at


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noodles to add to a blended soup. You can make a mousse from raw chocolate and avocado. Also begin to think of a dehydrator as a crock-pot that works while you’re away. It’s a simple option once you are in the habit of using it. Of course, you’ll want to make all kinds of fresh salads.


Relishing Raw Food Supermodel Carol Alt on How Eating Raw Keeps Her Vibrant

How do you maintain your raw food plan when you are eating out or in social settings?

by Beth Bader

How has your relationship with food changed over the years, and what role has raw food played? I grew up like other kids on Long Island. Mom cooked spaghetti and macaroni and cheese. Dad would sometimes grill a piece of meat until it was dead a second time. On weekends, we ate pizza or Chinese takeout. I never realized broccoli was green, because overcooking turned it gray. One day, I got sent home from a job because they said I was not in “swim-

suit condition.” A friend recommended a physician that specialized in raw food diets, which was the first I’d heard of it. So I tried a raw diet, cold turkey, and felt better immediately. Today I eat raw food as an antiaging agent and natural medicine that makes me healthier; it’s also a filler that makes me less hungry. My holistic lifestyle no longer includes any over-the-counter drugs. These days, my system runs efficiently, like an electric golf cart. When I need to go, I go. When I need to stop and sleep, I sleep. The body can work phenomenally well if we just let it. photo by Jimmy Bruch


arol Alt characterizes the latest stage of her 30-plus-year career as a “perfect storm of busy,” including the launch of her latest book, Easy Sexy Raw, and her roles in Woody Allen’s film, To Rome with Love, and the HBO documentary, About Face, exploring the relationship between physical appearance and the business of beauty. For the past year, she’s been overseeing the U.S. launch of her skin care line, Raw Essentials.

“Raw” seems like an easy diet to prepare, but some of the methods can take time and special equipment. What’s a simple starting point? Using a blender, you can make everything from soup to dessert. Start with things like guacamole, salsa and soups. You can also use a pot and hot water (up to 115 degrees) to warm kelp

I look for foods that I know will be raw. If I have any doubts, I ask the chef. If there’s any question, I just don’t eat it. There’s a bit of discipline in this. You have to eat on a schedule and make sure you are getting the food you need. I may lunch even if I am not hungry, especially when I know I’ll be dining out later. It’s important to make sure you are not feeling deprived and hungry; otherwise you may find yourself craving things like the bread on the table.

Do you ever miss cooked foods and sometimes indulge? My diet is 75 to 95 percent raw. When you eat raw foods, you feel so much better that you don’t want to eat anything else. My one indulgence is munching on popcorn when my favorite sports team plays.

Do you have any final advice on exploring a raw diet? Relax and have fun trying different things. If you cheat, it’s okay. If you feel deprived in any way, go eat. Above all, enjoy the adventure. Beth Bader is the co-author of The Cleaner Plate Club and blogs at

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Health Rules Crazy, Sexy, Savvy, Yummy by Judith Fertig

Drinking produce. Green juices and green smoothies are ideal. “They are the most important part of my personal daily practice, one that I will never abandon,” Carr notes. Carr and her husband, Brian Fassett, whom she met when he edited her documentary, Crazy Sexy Cancer, share the juice and smoothie making responsibilities. “We make enough to have two 12-ounce servings of green drinks a day. Our recipes are often guided by what’s available in the fridge,” she advises. The secret is a three-to-one ratio of three veggies for every piece of fruit. Kale reigns in their home. The dark leafy superfood is especially suited for smoothies, salads and sautés. They like kale’s generous helping of vitamin K for maintaining strong bones. Carr’s Crazy Sexy Kale Salad is dressed with vinaigrette that includes flax oil, which she notes is high in omega-3s to promote healthy brain function. It’s also a well-known anti-inflammatory food. “Make sure to buy cold-pressed, organic flax oil in a dark bottle and store it in the fridge,” she advises, “because light and heat may turn the oil rancid. I like Barlean’s brand, but there are many other quality flax oils available. Since it is sensitive to heat, I use it mostly in salad dressings and smoothies.” Carr maintains that, “By decreasing the amount of acidic inflammatory foods while increasing the amount of healthy and alkaline plant foods, you flood your body with vitamins, minerals, cancer-fighting phytochemicals, antioxidants and fiber.” This supports the body in maintaining and repairing itself. She further points out, “Once your body repairs, it can renew. That’s big-healer medicine. You might as well get a business card that reads: self-care shaman.” Award-winning cookbook author Judith Fertig blogs at


n summer, when many fruits, herbs and vegetables are at their peak, it makes sense to harness their power for the family’s benefit. “Some people flock to plant-empowered living for better health, others because of their spiritual beliefs, to support animal welfare, respect the environment or best of all, because it tastes great,” says wellness activist Kris Carr, a documentary filmmaker, New York Times bestselling author and the educational force behind Carr joined the wellness revolution after being diagnosed with a rare disease. It proved to be the incentive she needed to change her eating habits and find renewed power and energy. Her new book, Crazy Sexy Kitchen, with recipes by Chef Chad Sarno, celebrates the colors, flavors and powers of plants that nourish us at the cellular level. Her main tenets include a focus on:

Reducing inflammation. Inflammation is caused by what we eat, drink, smoke, think (stress), live in (environment), or don’t do well (lack of exercise). At the cellular level, it can lead to allergies, arthritis, asthma, heart disease, diabetes, digestive disorders and cancer, according to Victoria Drake, Ph.D., of the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, who culled the latest research (

Crazy Sexy Fridge Foods Each week, Kris Carr stocks her fridge with what she considers “whole, plant-based deliciousness.” One of the biggest secrets of eating healthy, she says, is being prepared. “Always keep a well-stocked arsenal of healthy ingredients at your disposal,” she advises. “At the very least, you’ll always be ready to whip up a green juice or smoothie.”  Canning jars filled with

ready-to-drink homemade smoothies and green juices  Kale, parsley, spinach,

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Creating an acid/alkaline balance. “Tilting the pH scale in the alkaline direction is easy with a diet filled with mineral-rich plant foods,” says Carr. It also means minimizing meat, dairy, sugar, eggs, commercially processed foods, coffee and alcohol.


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Gentle Body-Mind Yoga–7:30-9pm. Also on 15th. Gentle Body-Mind Yoga is specifically for beginners and folks managing chronic pain. Bring mat, blanket, water bottle. $8. Living Water Spiritual Community, 7401 W 59th Ave, Arvada.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29 Psychic Experiences Social–6:30-8:30pm. Have you had psychic experiences? Seen spirits/ghosts? Discuss psychic phenomenon and your experiences. Talk about your concerns/questions about things psychic. Meet Aspen Program faculty. FREE. La Quinta Inn, Lakewood. RSVP

CHECK DATE Sustainable Solutions Meetup/Thrive Movement Solutions Group–7-9pm. Pursue the Initiative Process

to add legislation to the 2014 Colorado ballot that requires mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods (GMOs). Anyone interested can attend. See Thrive Sustainable Solutions Meetup or Journeys For Conscious Living, 7401 West 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695.

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TUESDAY JULY 2 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.

FRIDAY JULY 5 Restorative Yoga–5:45-7pm. Restorative Yoga is a therapeutic style of yoga which utilizes props to make it easier for the body to get into certain poses. Class card or $15 drop-in. Yama Yoga Village, 6818 S Dallas Way, Greenwood Village


DANCING COYOTE CANYON: SACRED SUMMER RETREATS Join us for our summer retreats and encourage your Sacred Destiny to unfold. Open House July 26th: Free Medicine Wheel/Shamanic Ceremony/Nature Hikes/Potluck Dinner. Earth Wisdom Workshop Begins 7/17. A Course In Miracles/Shamanic Journey Retreat 7/26-28. Art Awakening, Nature Meditation, Shamanic Ceremony 8/9-11. A Ceremony to Center the Self 8/16-18. Yoga, Meditation, Shamanic Ceremony 8/23-25. Book your private event and get more details at Cheryl Bartlett 303-885-3291or Dwell In Peace…

VegFest Colorado–10am-7pm. Health and environmental fair supporting a plant-based diet and lifestyle features expert chefs and renowned speakers. Food sampling, restaurants, commercial exhibitors, free movies, fun for the kids and more. Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 West 6th Avenue, Golden. Aura Clearing/Chakra Balancing Healing Clinic– NEW DAY AND TIME! 1:30pm. A healing is like an energy shower, where unnecessary energy is cleared and clarity and contentment are restored. Free. Inner Connection Institute North Side location, 4325 Harlan St., Wheat Ridge. 303-257-4797 or


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GLUTEN AND THE CHILD’S BRAIN • Tuesday, July 23rd, 7-8:30pm Join Drs Karen & Ian Hollaman in an informative lecture on how diet has a dramatic impact on neurology and the developing brain. Come learn how developmental disorders such as Autism and ADHD may require a deeper approach through healing the gut and brain training to alleviate the root causes. $10/person; $15/family (limit 2 adults). Red Tail Wellness Centers, 4520 N Broadway C, Boulder. RSVP-space is limited! Jamie 303-882-8447.

RETURNING TO BOULDER! CURANDERA ~ LAURA ALONZO DEFRANKLIN Thursday - Saturday, August 1st – 3rd in North Boulder Join Laura Alonzo de Franklin, LMSW, a Consejera Espiritual Curandera, for 3 events in Boulder at a private home. Healing through the Sacred Directions: Thurs, Aug 1 from Noon-4pm, donation $50; Healing Through Traditional Methods for PTSD: Thursday, Aug 1st from 6:30-8:30pm, donation $30 (both events $70). Healing Sessions: Friday and Saturday August 2nd & 3rd, donation $30. Individual Healing Sessions by appointment only. Sliding scale to those in financial hardship. Info/Appts B.J. Brown at or 303-808-4006.


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Non-Denominational Church Service–1:30pm. Meditation and a spiritual message on 1st Sunday ea month. Free aura healing/chakra balancing clinic. Rev. Lauren Skye, Officiating Minister. Rocky Mountain Miracle Center, 1939 S Monroe St, Denver. 303-282-9439 or Eckankar Worship Service–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. 720-466-3322 or

MONDAY JULY 8 Thriving Community Program at Sunrise Ranch— thru 7/12. Experience an intentional community and discover ways to boost your career, business, and relationships as you boost your whole community. Register at

TUESDAY JULY 9 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. 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 1 st Ave., #103 Denver. David Stevens 303-668-2358.

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

THURSDAY JULY 11 CCC: Consciousness Creatives Community–6:45-10pm. CCC hosts monthly meetings w/common desire to raise the consciousness; presentations, discussion, interaction, networking. Bring business cards and a snack to share. Love Offering $10. Journeys For Conscious Living, 7401 West 59th Ave, Arvada. 303-731-6695.

FRIDAY JULY 12 Trance Medium Healing Clinic–7pm. Open Channeling 7-7:30ish. Free. Followed by Healings $10. Facilitating re-alignment and cleansing of the spiritual body through channeling, energy readings and intense individual clearings. Rocky Mountain Miracle Center, 1939 S Monroe St, Denver. 303-282-9439 or

SUNDAY JULY 14 DRUMMING & JOURNEY CIRCLE for Adults & Parents with Children–10:30 am-Noon. Karen Rice King, Shamanic Healer & Teacher for 30 years, will lead us in drumming and experiencing ancient practices of indigenous people. Ongoing group meets monthly. Adults $20, Parent + Child $30. Snacks & beverages included. Community Holistic Health Center, 409 S. Public Rd., Lafayette. For details, call 303-665-0175 or see Soul to Soul: Your Connections and Agreements with Others–10am-1pm. In this fun and enlightening class, we’ll explore soul contracts - the agreements we made with others before we were born. You’ll learn about how contracts are made, and how you can use them to enhance your relationships with others and yourself. Part of the Soul Series ($45/class, $120/3). ISIS Books, 2775 S. Broadway, Denver. Register or contact Marcia Stanfield or 303-514-4501

TUESDAY JULY 16 Free Energy Clearings–5:30-6:45pm. 15-min Aura clearing & Chakra tuning. Remove non-useful energy to feel relaxed, light and positive. Drop-ins welcome. Free. Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1st Ave., #103 Denver. David Stevens 303-668-2358.

WEDNESDAY JULY 17 Orion Channeling Session and Booksigning–7-9pm. Orion, similar to Seth & Abraham, introduce their new book “Trust & Allow the Process of Life-In-Joy!” Q&A, book signing. $25. Boulder Center for Conscious Community, 1637 28th St, Boulder. Ken Routson 513-594-5489 or

savethedate FUNDAMENTALS OF MEDICAL HERBALISM August 5th – December 2nd Introductory level training in medical herbalism and clinical nutrition for students who intend to work in the herb or health foods industry or pursue further advanced studies. Class Schedule: Mondays-Wednesdays, 10am to 5pm. 4 one-week breaks for Independent Study. $2,500. Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, 2900 Valmont Road, Unit F-1, Boulder. Info contact Lisa Ganora at 720-722-4372 or

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

A SUMMER OF HEALING IN GRAND LAKE Rocky Mountain Energy Healing Intensive: Aug 15-18. Great continuing education opportunity for reiki practitioners, massage therapists, energy healers and those interested in energy healing. Focuses on building energy healing skills/high sense perception abilities. 24 hrs massage CEUs. $545. Shadowcliff Healing Retreat: Aug 20-24. Take Time to Be in a State of NO-Time. Learn and practice being present and increased awareness as a way to assist in healing ourselves and others. 20 hrs massage CEUs. $625. From Core Star Energy healing School of Kansas City. John at 913-831-4422 or

GANGAJI IN BOULDER • August 21 and 22, 7:30-9pm Gangaji, an American born spiritual teacher and author, is offering events in Boulder on Wednesday, August 21 and Thursday, August 22. Meetings with Gangaji are an opportunity to gather together and closely investigate the truth underlying our daily life experience. The meetings begin with a period of silence and then Gangaji welcomes your questions. $20. A Spice of Life Event Center (at the Flatirons Golf Course), 5706 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder. Gangaji Foundation 800-267-9205,

PERU YOGA ADVENTURE RETREAT • August 30 - September 7 Join Vajra Sol Yoga for an 8-day retreat to Peru. Experience the cultural and mystical wonders of the Sacred Valley and visit the fascinating archeological site of Machu Picchu on a trip of a lifetime! Retreat cost: single room $2,250 / shared room $2,495. All yoga levels welcome. Contact us for the full details, toll-free 1866-4939642,

BECOME A MASTER HERBALIST! BEGINS SEPTEMBER 2013 Gain expertise for clinical practice in 500 hour, case-based program. Weekends. Theory, medicine making, herb walks, student clinic. Just for Health School of Reflexology and Healing Arts. State Approved. Also check website for short Community Herbal Classes and Continuing Education. 303-320-4367 or,

THURSDAY JULY 18 Orion Channeling Session and Booksigning–7:309:30pm. Orion, similar to Seth & Abraham, introduce their new book- “Trust & Allow the Process of Life-In-Joy!” Q&A , book signing. $25. Full Moon Books, 9106 W 6th Ave, Lakewood. Ken Routson, 513-594-5489. Improve Your Energy Boundaries with Grounding and Centering–10am-Noon. Cont’d 7/25. Eliminate worry and stress in 10 minutes/day for people with “busy

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minds” and people-intense professions. $39. Yoga of the Mind, 8 E 1st Ave, #103, Denver. David Stevens, 303-668-2358 or

FRIDAY JULY 19 Breath Yoga–5:45-7pm. This breath-based asana practice energizes the body and calms the mind. Gain strength, flexibility, structural alignment and mental wellness while reducing chronic stress. All Levels. $15. Yama Yoga Village, 6818 S Dallas Way, Greenwood Village.

FRIDAY JULY 19 Psychic Weekend Workshop–9am-5pm. Thru Sun. Spend this 3-day weekend getting your psychic abilities up and running with the Aspen Program. Explore your potential and discover new levels of perception! We are a skills-based program: Tools to increase your psychic skills; strengthen your “clairs” (clairvoyance); learn to read the future; tips to get past self-doubt. Bring a life question you want insights on. Games, exercises, & lots of practice! $280. Karen Fox, Director 303-942-0646. Register

SATURDAY JULY 20 Spirit Journey, Level 2–10am-5pm. Healing Dome east of Boulder. We will journey deeper with our Teachers and Power Animals from other worlds. Receive guidance in our present lives and visions of our futures. Learn about advanced shamanic training BEYOND SPIRIT JOURNEY to use healing work with others. Prerequisite Spirit Journey Level 1 or similar journeywork. $125 includes Sandra Ingerman book & CD. RSVP Karen Rice King, 303-6650175. More info at

Making & Using Flower Essences–9-11:30am. Simple to make, wondrously effective for emotional, psychological and behavioral problems like procrastination, jealousy, fear, lack of focus/creativity or depression. $57. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St, Denver. 720-865-3580 or

wake up, increase your compassion & insight, break old habits. Sunrise Ranch, 100 Sunrise Ranch Rd, Loveland. or

18th International Healing Sounds Intensive with Jonathan Goldman–thru July 28. Jonathan Goldman’s 9-day Program & process of learning to use sound for vibration patterning & alignment. Sunrise Ranch, 100 Sunrise Ranch Rd, Loveland.

Gluten and the Child’s Brain-7-8:30pm. Join Drs Karen & Ian Hollaman in an informative lecture on how diet has a dramatic impact on neurology and the developing brain. $10/pp; $15/family (limit 2 adults). Red Tail Wellness Centers, 4520 N Broadway C, Boulder. RSVP – space is limited! Jamie 303-8828447.

Whole In Your Soul: Reclaiming What’s Yours (and Returning What’s Not!)–3-6pm. Do you feel empty or sad, even though your life seems to be going well? If this sounds familiar, you may have a hole in your soul. In this surprising and joyful class, we explore the process of restoring your personal power. Part of the Soul Series ($45/class, or $120/3). ISIS Books, 2775 S. Broadway, Denver. Register or contact Marcia Stanfield or 303-514-4501.

SUNDAY JULY 21 Sukyo Mahikari Monthly Thanks Giving Ceremony–10am. Arrive by 9:45. Purify and revitalize the mind, body and spirit with Sukyo Mahikari, the Art of True Light. We offer “Light” afterwards. Every 3rd Sun. Christine 303-841-1192 for directions 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 and Boulder Valley 1800 30th St., #208. 720-466-3322 or

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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. Easy, Active Yoga of the Mind Meditation–7:308:30pm. Explore meditation with David Stevens. Don’t be intimidated to start a practice-this meditation will fly by so fast you won’t believe it! Forget all the stuffy ideas you have about meditation. $10. 303-668-2358 or

WEDNESDAY JULY 24 Crystal Bowl Meditation–6-8pm. Experience and resonate with crystal bowl frequencies on your inner, healing journey. Bring curiosity, intentions, journal, blanket/pillow; comfortable clothes. $12. Park under Crossroads Gardens, 1800 30th St, #307 Boulder. RSVP 303-808-6075 or

FRIDAY JULY 26 Friday Cinema at Living Water Spiritual Community–7-9pm. Discussion follows feature. Share viewpoints, life experiences, popcorn, candy. Some

films unsuitable for children. Love Offering. 7401 W 59th Ave, Arvada. Kay Johnsen 720-933-4964 or




Holistic Healing/Psychic/Vendor Fair–Noon6pm. Exciting fair with gifts and a variety of complimentary healing modalities including massage, shamanic, foot baths, reiki, cord cutting, healing touch, oils, crystal bowls, bars. Readers: palmistry, tarot, intuitive, astrological; vendors: crystals, jewelry, oils, clothing, and more. $20/20 minutes or per healer/reader/ vendor or as offered. Journeys For Conscious Living, 7401 West 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695.

Oneness Blessing Deeksha and Meditation–7-9pm. Deeksha is a Divine intelligent energy transfer that causes a neurobiological transformation within the brain of each receiving individual. Supports all paths or beliefs. Love Offering $10. Journeys For Conscious Living, 7401 West 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695.

SUNDAY JULY 28 Aura Painting Class–Noon-6pm. You don’t have to be an artist nor an experienced psychic to attend. Practice sensing spirits in aura. Take home 3 paintings of your own aura! $75. La Quinta Inn, 7190 W Hampden Ave, Lakewood. Your Soul Purpose: The Adventure of Your Life–10am-1pm. When you know why you’re here, it changes everything. This inspiring class shows you the path to remembering Who You Truly Are; amazing plans You have for your life. Explore soul contracts made with your Self, and how they shape each moment of your experience. Part of the Soul Series ($45/class, or $120/3). ISIS Books, 2775 S. Broadway, Denver. Register or contact Marcia Stanfield or 303-514-4501.

TUESDAY JULY 30 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.


AUGUST 7 Teleclass: What’s the Story on Karma?–6-7pm. 4 Weds. Karma has gotten a bad rap, used in a fearful way instead as a tool to lead to your truth! Via phone. Donations Welcome. Psychic Horizons Center 5485 Conestoga Ct, #110 Boulder. RSVP 303-440-7171 or

AUGUST 8 CCC: Consciousness Creatives Community–6:4510pm.CCC hosts monthly meetings w/common desire to raise the consciousness; presentations, discussion, interaction, networking. Bring business cards and a snack to share. Love Offering $10. Journeys For Conscious Living, 7401 West 59th Ave, Arvada. 303-731-6695.

AUGUST 10 Handling the Shift to 5th Dimension in your 3D Body–Noon-3pm. We see a world that seems 3 dimensional, but it’s not! Handle this with more ease, wisdom and amusement. $55. Psychic Horizons Center 5485 Conestoga Ct, #110 Boulder. 303- 4407171 or

AUGUST 14-18 Wake Up Festival–Join leading spiritual teachers, renowned healers, musicians, poets, yogis and dancers to accelerate personal transformation and spiritual awakening. Presented by Sounds True. Pre-Festival Intensives Aug 12-14. Estes Park.

AUGUST 15-18 Rocky Mountain Energy Healing Intensive–CE’s for reiki practitioners, massage therapists, energy healers. Build energy healing skills/high sense perception abilities. 3 days/4 nights. 24 hrs massage CEUs. $545. From

Core Star Energy healing School of Kansas City. John at 913-831-4422 or

AUGUST 17 Peach Festival–9am-4pm. Join Studio Z Dental at Public Road in Old Town Lafayette for over 30,000 pounds of Certified Organic Peaches from Morton’s Orchard’s in Palisade. Free concerts, kids’ entertainment, pies and more!

AUGUST 18 Incredible, Edible Gluten-free Food Fair–10am-4pm. Annual fair spotlights GF options, products and education. A must for those with Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance. Over 100 local/national vendors. Free. Denver Mart, Expo Hall II 451 E 58th Ave, Denver.

AUGUST 20-24 Shadowcliff Healing Retreat: Be in a State of NOTime– Learn and practice being present and increased awareness as a way to assist in healing ourselves and others. 4 nights/5 days. 20 hrs massage CEUs. $625. From Core Star Energy healing School of Kansas City. John at 913-831-4422 or

AUGUST 21-22 Gangaji in Boulder!–7:30-9pm. Gangaji, American-born teacher and author, will hold public meetings to investigate the truth underlying your life experience. $20. A Spice of Life Event Center (Flatirons Golf Course) 5706 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder. Gangaji Foundation, 800-267-9205 or

SEPTEMBER 5 Creative Field Conference–thru 9/8. Bridging Science and Spirituality: Exploring the Infinite Heart Radiant Field Series Quarterly Conference. Sunrise Ranch, 100 Sunrise Ranch Rd, Loveland. 877-786-0078. Register at

SEPTEMBER 7 Chili Fest–2-6pm. Join Studio Z Dental in Superior at Community Park, 1350 Coalton Road for great food (chili samples and gourmet grill cheese from Cheese Louise), great beer provided by Avery Brewing Company, kids inflatables, a rock wall, and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

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ongoingevents mondays Learn the Arts at Sunrise–7-9:30pm. Also on Thursdays. “Expanding Vision through Creative Expression” teaches beginners and experts alike the process and techniques for creating expressive works of art. Sunrise Ranch, 100 Sunrise Ranch Rd, Loveland. RSVP

tuesdays 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 1 st Ave., #103 Denver. David Stevens 303-668-2358. Sunrise Vinyasa Yoga in the Gardens–8-9am. Every Tues & Thurs. Vinyasa yoga links postures with breath, creating beautiful movement and flow from one posture to the next. $10. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St, Denver. 720-865-3580 or Free Healing Clinic–5-6:30pm. Balance the 7 main chakras, cleanse the aura and receive communication about your work as a spirit in a body. Psychic Horizons Center 5485 Conestoga Ct, #110 Boulder. 303-440-7171 or

wednesdays FREE Energy Healings; Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing–6-7pm. A healing is like an “energy car wash” that releases negative energy to create the life you desire. FREE. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino, Journey Within 720-413-7303 or

thursdays FREE Aura and Chakra Healings–6-7pm. 10min energy cleanse releases negative thoughts, emotions, pain and fear. Replenished with your own positive energy and feel great! Boulder Psychic Institute, 1332 Pearl St, Boulder. 303-530-0920 or FREE Psychic Readings–7-8:30pm by appt. Learn about your soul essence, past lives, and aura. Questions about relationships, career, money, health, etc. welcome. Boulder Psychic Institute, 1332 Pearl St, Boulder. 303-530-0920 or

tive readings, healthy beverages and snacks. $1/min from 5:30-9pm. Proactive Wellness of the Rockies, Thrive! Building, 455 S. Hudson St., #103 Denver. 303-835-9130.

saturdays Tai Chi Open House–11am-Noon. Start a Tai Chi practice for its health benefits. Learn why this is the perfect practice to strengthen the mind-body connection. FREE. Body & Brain, 4274 S. Chambers Rd., Aurora 303-400-5323 or

sundays Weekly Sunday Gathering–10:30am-11:45am. For people who are spiritual, not religious. Define & deepen your unique spirituality in the context of meaningful community. There is not one “right” answer; for each person spirituality means something different. FREE. 720-443-3741 or


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CONSCIOUS EVENTS & SPEAKERS JOURNEYS FOR CONSCIOUS LIVING 7401 West 59th Ave., Arvada 303-731-6695 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 21.

DENTIST STUDIO Z DENTAL Tom Zyvoloski DDS Aesthetic Excellence and Holistic Family Care 1017 E South Boulder Rd, Ste B, Louisville 303-666-7110 If you’re the type of person who cares enough about your body to shop for organic produce, why not give the same thought to your dental health? At Studio Z Dental, we use only the safest, most natural products with each of our clients. Curious about mercury safe dentistry? Check out our videos at

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VIBRANCE DENTISTRY WITH 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. 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 30.

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MISHA MAY FOUNDATION DOG TRAINING & RESCUE Lorraine May, Executive Director 303-239-0382 Adopt your best friend today! We rescue dogs and cats and foster them until we find a forever home. Classes in Understanding Dogs with positive reinforcement techniques and Dog Trainer Apprentice to become a dog trainer utilizing behavior science and holistic approaches. Many more classes – see our website for adoptable animals and classes.

ENERGY HEALING & MEDITATION JOURNEY WITHIN W/ ANITA DESTINO Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood 720-413-7303 A safe place for people interested in creating change in their lives, Journey Within helps you focus on spiritual growth, developing your intuition and personal development. Give to yourself with Free Energy Healings, Angel Healings, Guided Meditations, Meditation Classes, Workshops and Intuitive Readings/Healings. Join us for a Free Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing held every Wednesday from 6-7 pm, open to everyone.

Did you know not all brands of essential oils are the same? Some are not pure. And some use synthetics, losing the power of the oil. Learn about essential oils and what they can do for you. Oils can be a safe alternative for “Over the Counter” medications and your health. We offer classes and events to help you have a better understanding of the use of oils for daily living.

FAMILY PRACTITIONER CLEAR SKY MEDICAL with Dr. Katia Meier. Now Board Certified in Anti-Aging. 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 Now Board Certified in AntiAging. 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.

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HEALTH COACHING NEW BEGINNINGS HEALTH & WELLNESS Health Coaching with TAMMI HOERNER Nutrition & Health Coaching for Women Detox, Elimination Diets, and Meal Planning For weight loss, disease recovery and management.

INTEGRATIVE HEALTH RED TAIL WELLNESS CENTERS IAN HOLLAMAN, DC 4520 North Broadway, Boulder 303-882-8447 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 9.

RED TAIL WELLNESS CENTERS KAREN HOLLAMAN, DC, LMT 4520 North Broadway, Boulder 303-882-8447 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 9.

KIDS: LEARNING/ BEHAVIOR DISORDERS BRAIN BALANCE ACHIEVEMENT CENTERS 303-278-1780, Golden 303-800-1625 Highlands Ranch (University and C-470) Ages 4-17 A learning disorder is like a weed, you have to get to the root of the matter! At Brain Balance Centers, we tackle your child’s learning, behavioral or developmental challenge head onwith a unique, drug-free, whole-child approach that goes beyond symptoms to address root causes. Whether it’s reading, writing, math or just a problem of focus....every child deserves the opportunity to reach their fullest academic and social potential. Stop in or call to learn more about how the Brain Balance Program can help your child succeed. Now open in Highlands Ranch. Free 1/2 hour consultation and tour. See ad page 31.

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


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ORGANIC FOOD TOWER GARDEN HEATHER CLARK 303-753-2665, An easy way to grow your own healthy, organic food any time of year, in any size space! The Tower Garden is a vertical aeroponic growing system that can be used to grow any non-root vegetable and herb, in large or small spaces. Easy to install and maintain, requires no weeding and is less climate-sensitive. Even grow indoors during the winter! It offers a higher yield of crops, safe and ecologically friendly, uses less than 10% of the traditional amount of water and grows stronger, healthier plants, faster.

ORTHO-BIONOMY THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN ORTHO-BIONOMY® CENTER, LLC Sheri Covey, Advanced Instructor 970-209-9400 Ortho Bionomy is a structural and neurological approach to bodywork that allows the body to reorganize and heal. It allows the interweaving, without pain, of the body’s ability to understand its own condition and self-correct to shift the body. It is a simple organic work that recognizes the body’s understanding of itself as a whole and addresses that intelligence with respect and acknowledgment. Foundation week of courses starting July 29-August 2.


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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!

Now Board Certified in Anti-Aging. 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 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. Make your appointment today. See ad page 14.

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

PSYCHIC DEVELOPMENT THE ASPEN PROGRAM FOR PSYCHIC DEVELOPMENT Explore Your Potential! Karen Fox, Ph.D., Director 303-942-0646 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.

RECONNECTIVE PRACTITIONER LOVEJOY THERAPY WITH ALEX LOVEJOY, MA, CHT. 1800 30th St. Suite 307, Boulder 303-808-6075 / These sessions allow for one to attune and come into harmony with the new frequencies. It is ‘off the body’ yet it affects one’s DNA and reconnects one to their essence. Alex Lovejoy has trained in the healing arts for 20 years. This work has profoundly shifted Alex’s inner connection with the Divine and produced deep healing experiences with her human and animal clients.

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HEALING Sukyo Mahikari – Purify and revitalize the mind, body and spirit with Sukyo Mahikari, the Art of True Light, now offered in Colorado. The more Light one receives, the more his/her life improves. The best way to improve is to become a “giver of Light”. Experience it today! Call Christine at 303-841-1192 or

HEALTHY RESOURCES Looking to share a deeper connection with the Divine, enhance your love life, laugh more and enjoy the best sex of your life? Join Drs. Rob and Janelle Alex at Sexy Challenges for sex and spiritual mentoring, ebooks and more to change your life forever.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES EVENTS ORION (similar to Abraham & Seth) Channeling and Book Signing: Orion, translated via Leslie Stewart from Cincinnati, Ohio, will be in Denver & Boulder @ several locations the week of July 14th. Personal sessions available throughout the week for locations/times/further info or Ken Routson 513-594-5489.

FITNESS Yoga in YOUR Workplace: Yoga is a great addition to any workplace wellness program. Erin Mathiason, ERYT is available to teach all-levels hatha yoga classes in your workplace. Classes are designed to increase flexibility, strength and balance as well as relieve stress. Contact Erin for a free one-hour introductory class. 303-907-2087 or Certified Yoga Teacher Training. Best YTT in Colorado! Director Chuna Grace is from Nepal, with 30+ years of yoga. Establish your career and pathway. Really learn yoga. Come to our monthly Sound Energy Healing/Mediation Session. Find us at Yoga or email us at

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PIANO LESSONS Do you have a passion to finally learn how to play piano? The opportunity is here. Contact Evelyn Billberg at her Keyboard Magic Studio., email ev.billberg@ or 303-629-9209.

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

SPIRITUAL GROWTH ENERGETIC LIFE STRATEGIES: INFORMATION FOR TRANSFORMATION Rev. Lisa Giroux Reiki Master/Teacher, Certified NOW, Spirit Guide, Akashic Records and Prayer practitioner 719-839-0461 FB/reikiwithlisa Make the shift toward more self awareness and spiritual growth with my private phone coaching programs. Learn simple ways to cultivate more well being and peace of mind with my foundation program “the Simplicity of Spirituality” teachings. Peace on Earth begins with Peace of Mind. Namaste. Book one phone session/get one 1/2 price!



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John of God is known as one of the most powerful healing mediums in the world. At his spiritual hospital in Brazil, he attracts thousands of people from all over the world in search of profound healing. Susie Verde is a native Brazilian official guide with over seven years experience, who regularly brings groups to see John of God and gives public talks at his Center. In service locally, her John of God Circle of Boulder meets most Tuesdays of the year. Come for the community support and immerse yourself in the current of this remarkable healing energy from Brazil. See ad page 8.

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INNER CONNECTION INSTITUTE CHURCH OF INFINITE SPIRIT Main Office: inside Balanced Body Center 975 Lincoln St, Ste 202, Denver Denver: 303-282-9439 Wheat Ridge: 303-257-4797 Create the life you desire through our easy, effective, supportive techniques. A non-denominational, spiritual sanctuary offering clairvoyant reading and healing services, meditation classes, psychic development programs, ministerial services, and ordination programs. Locations in Denver and Wheat Ridge. Free aura clearing and chakra balancing in Wheat Ridge every Saturday 1:00 - 2:00pm. Free open channel clinic in Denver at the Rocky Mtn Miracle Center on the 2nd Fridays of the month at 7pm. Spiritual Services on 1st Sundays at RMMC, 1:30pm. Everyone Welcome! Call for more information. 303-282-9439. See ad page 11.

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July 2013 Mile High Natural Awakenings  

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

July 2013 Mile High Natural Awakenings  

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