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Lemon Raspberry Tartlets Servings: 6

Prep Time: 20 Mins.

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Cook Time: 15 Mins.


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1 tablespoon butter, or spray oil 6 whole egg roll wrappers 1-1/2 cups sugar 7 teaspoons cornstarch 2 whole large eggs 2 whole egg whites 2 pt Raspberries 1 ½ cup lemon juice 1-1/2 tbsp finely grated fresh lemon zest 2 tablespoon confectioner’s sugar, for sprinkling

WHAT TO DO: 1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Prepare the tartlet shells: Lightly spray the tartlet pans with spray oil (or brush with melted butter). 2. Use the eggroll wrappers to line the pans, pushing the dough into the ridges in the sides. Trim off the excess with scissors. Lightly spray the insides of the tartlet shells with oil or brush with butter. Bake until crisp and golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes, or as needed. Transfer the shells to a wire rack to cool. 3. The tartlets can be made ahead of time, but they must be assembled at the last minute. Store the shells in an airtight container, and the filling in the refrigerator. 4. Meanwhile, prepare the lemon filling: Combine the sugar and cornstarch in a mixing bowl and whisk to mix. Whisk in the eggs and egg whites. Bring the lemon juice and lemon zest to a boil in a heavy saucepan. Whisk this mixture in a thin stream into the egg mixture. Return the mixture to the pan and bring to a boil, whisking steadily. 5. Reduce the heat and simmer for 1 minute or until thickened. Transfer the lemon mixture to a bowl and let cool to room temperature. 6. Not more than 5 minutes before serving, spoon the lemon filling into the crusts. Arrange the fresh raspberries on top and sprinkle the tartlets with confectioners’ sugar. Serve at once.


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Reap Big Benefits from Summer’s Tiny Gems by Judith Fertig

CANINE WATER BABIES Summer Safety Tips by Ann Brightman

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e are proud to announce – a welcome addition that will save you money, and/or help your business grow. A nationwide network of Natural Awakenings magazine publishers is now growing a database where healthy discounts on healthy products can be found easily via internet search. Consumers can leave reviews, share favorites on social sites and receive email alerts. The Business Directory is easily searchable. Check out our new webpage with info,, and check back for specials as time goes on! Better yet, sign up for our email newsletter online (2x/month) and we’ll keep you updated. At 8,000 ft of elevation, we can see the snow-capped mountains in the distance while we hike into the wooded hills and sloping meadows near our home. Buffalo tend to their young, while elk and deer search for flavorful grasses in nearby yards. We sit at our window and laugh at the antics of squirrels and birds, and listen to pine trees sway in the wind. We especially enjoy the hummingbirds. Usually they are hard to see unless you have a feeder and sure enough, 10 minutes after we hung it up, they started coming in droves. It is truly fascinating to watch these incredible birds swoop in, take a sip of sugar and buzz off to find more food. Their unique wingbeat mimics the shape of the infinity sign, ∞, and they are capable of hovering and backwards flight. They have the ability to go backwards yet they focus on the sweetest fruit and nectar ahead. They are intensely curious and focused. Amazing migrators, some hummingbirds are known to wing their way as far as 2000 miles to reach their destination. We looked up the symbolism of hummingbirds. According to, “By observing the Hummingbird, we see they are seemingly tireless. Always actively seeking the sweetest nectar, they remind us to forever seek out the good in life and the beauty in each day…The Hummingbird animal totem is a messenger of hope and jubilation.” That’s a great message to remember each day while we enjoy the trills and thrills of the hummingbirds this summer. They teach us to keep moving forward, enjoy the beauty of the day and be persistent in our pursuits as we savor each and every drop of nectar given us.

P.S. There is a great book on the subject of animal totems, called “Animal Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small,” by Ted Andrews. carries it, along with several other bookstores and Amazon.

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new user-friendly website,, provides shoppers with great deals and savings at many of the businesses they already visit, and on products and services they already use or would like to try. “We are excited to provide yet another way for our readers to use their favorite services, or try new ones, while supporting local businesses,” said Doug Zerbarini, publisher of Mile High Natural Awakenings. “And we’re excited to offer our advertisers yet another inexpensive way to build their business.” is an easy-to-navigate site with tools that enable shoppers to find, organize and print free coupons as needed. It also offers optional features such as RSS feeds and email notification of discounts from shoppers’ favorite businesses and stores. For local information, visit Coupons.html or contact your local publisher, Doug Zerbarini at or 303-770-1981.

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r Jodi Winter, at Integrative Health Inc in Greenwood Village, Denver is offering a July Inner Body Cleansing and Detoxification. Receive $10 off your next colon therapy session and add an ionic detox footbath to your colon therapy session for only $25 (reg. price $35). Colon Therapy can help with Fatigue, Indigestion, Stubborn Weight, Allergies, Constipation/Diarrhea and more. To schedule an appointment with Dr Winter, call 303-577-9977. See ad page 21.

Clear Sky Medical Moves Office


ffective June 27, Clear Sky Medical has moved from Lone Tree to Panorama Falls in Englewood. Dr. Meier explains, “We have outgrown our old space and have found the perfect new location. It will exude everything that Clear Sky Medical represents: wellness, serenity, and harmony. Plenty of parking, a spacious natural pharmacy, and a relaxing aesthetic room await you. It is easily accessible west off I-25, located between County Line and Dry Creek.” Visit Dr. Meier at Clear Sky Medical, 9085 East Mineral Circle, #260, Englewood or call 303-790-7860. See ad page 8.

briefbriefs WE FINALLY HAVE A WINNER FOR OUR WILDQUEST-SWIM WITH DOLPHINS-SWEEPSTAKES. Amanda Klain of Ann Arbor, Michigan is planning an October trip. Thanks to everyone who entered! MATRIX ENERGETICS & DR. RICHARD BARTLETT IS OFFERING HEALING SEMINARS in Denver July 29. See for more info. LIFESPARK CANCER RESOURCES PROVIDER TRAINING IN REIKI AND HEALING TOUCH starts July 22-24. See for more info.

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

Peace Prayers Dalai Lama Leads Ritual Kalachakra for World Peace For the first time, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will confer the Kalachakra for World Peace ritual in our nation’s capital this month. “We believe it is capable of creating... peace of spirit, and therefore peace in the world,” he says. The Capital Area Tibetan Association is sponsoring the event, intended to inspire harmonious relationships and abiding peace in the hearts of all people, in gratitude to those that have supported the preservation of Tibet’s rich cultural heritage. Together, participants will act to promote the strength of compassion and wisdom so urgently needed to reduce conflict in today’s world. The 11-day event launches July 6, the 76th birthday of the Dalai Lama, recipient of 84 humanitarian commendations, including the Nobel Peace Prize. The occasion will begin with site consecration, chanting prayers and creation of a sand mandala by the monks of Namgyal Monastery. The Dalai Lama will then teach the foundations of Buddhism for three days, followed by the Kalachakra ritual dance and three days of empowerment. The ceremony will close with prayers on July 16. For information and tickets, visit

Peace Index States Earn New Peace Index The inaugural United States Peace Index (USPI), created by the international think-tank, the Institute for Economics and Peace, provides the first-ever ranking of the 50 U.S. states based on their levels of peace. The USPI shows Maine is the most peaceful U.S. state, with New York, California and Texas recording the highest increases in peace since 1991. The USPI report reveals that peace in the United States has improved since 1995, primarily driven by a substantial decrease in homicide and violent crime. Peace is significantly correlated with economic opportunity, education and health, high school graduation rate, access to health insurance and the percent of infant mortality. The 10 most peaceful states identified are Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Minnesota, North Dakota, Utah, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Iowa and Washington. Maine topped the list of states on three of the five USPI indicators: number of violent crimes, number of police officers and incarceration numbers (the homicide rate and ease of access to small arms are the other two). Regionally, southern states were the least peaceful, while states in the Northeast were most peaceful. The Midwest and West were on a par, with midwestern states being slightly more peaceful. Source:


Hipster Farmers More Young Adults Put their Hands to the Plow Conditions are perfect for a new generation of farmers in their 20s and 30s that distrust industrial food systems, are intent on meaningful employment and may well succeed an aging farm populace. More are starting small farms and joining networks of like-minded agriculture enthusiasts, according to a recent story in The New York Times, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to transform the budding trend into a fundamental shift. Last year, under a provision in the 2008 Farm Bill, the department distributed $18 million to educate young growers and ranchers across the country. Garry Stephenson, coordinator of the Small Farms Program at Oregon State University, says he has not seen so much interest among young people in decades. “They’re young, energetic and idealist, and they’re willing to make the sacrifices,” he says. According to the USDA’s 2007 Census of Agriculture, farmers over 55 currently own more than half of the country’s farmland. According to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, the hope is that some of the beginning farmers will graduate to stakes in midsize and large farms as older farmers retire.


Friends Can Add Sizzle to Your Romance


eed to spice up a romantic relationship that’s in the doldrums? A Wayne State University study reveals dating couples that integrate other couples into their social lives are more likely to have happier and more satisfying romantic relationships. In the study—named When Harry and Sally Met Dick and Jane—Assistant Professor of Psychology Richard B. Slatcher, Ph.D., worked with 60 dating couples in a controlled laboratory setting to better understand how couples form friendships and how these friendships affect each couple’s relationship. Each couple was paired with another couple and given a set of questions to discuss as a group. Half of the group, dubbed the fast friends group, was given high-disclosure questions to spark intense personal discussion; the other half received typical small-talk questions. “We discovered that those couples that were placed in the fast friends group felt closer to the couples they interacted with and were more likely to meet up with them again during the following month,” says Slatcher. “We also learned that these same couples felt that these new friendships put a spark in their own relationships, and they felt much closer to their romantic partners.” They also reported learning new things about their partners through this novel experience.

Watermelon Takes a Slice Out of High Blood Pressure


ummer-sweet watermelon is known to be high in fiber and nutrients and low in calories. Now, evidence from a pilot study led by food scientists at Florida State University suggests that eating watermelon might also help dispel pre-hypertension, a precursor to cardiovascular disease. “Even better, it may prevent the progression from pre-hypertension to hypertension in the first place,” says lead researcher Arturo Figueroa, an assistant professor at the university. A University of Illinois study estimates that as many as 60 percent of U.S. adults have elevated tension levels. Why might this large-size fruit pose such a benefit? “Watermelon is the richest edible natural source of L-citrulline, which is closely related to L-arginine, the amino acid required for the formation of [the body’s own natural] nitric oxide, essential to the regulation of vascular tone and healthy blood pressure,” says Figueroa. Once in the body, the L-citrulline naturally converts into L-arginine. The scientists caution that consuming L-arginine as a dietary supplement isn’t a good option, because it can cause nausea and gastrointestinal discomfort; watermelon, on the other hand, provides a safe delivery system. It also has been shown to help reduce serum glucose levels. All of this makes watermelon a “functional food,” because it offers health-promoting or disease-preventing properties beyond its delicious taste.

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Introducing: The “Metabolic Reset Diet” Clear Sky Medical now offers a new, fast and very effective Fat Loss Program. Problems with hormonal signaling are core issues related to weight gain and faulty metabolism. Our master endocrine (hormone) gland, the hypothalamus, located in the brain, sends and receives hormonal messages to and from outlying endocrine organs such as the thyroid, sex glands, adrenals, etc., and also each and every cell. Imbalanced hormone levels created by an imbalanced diet, high stress, increasing fat stores and inflammation, desensitize the hypothalamus and affect hormonal signaling. Dietary and environmental toxins cause further damage, all resulting in a frustrating weight loss battle. Most regular diets never achieve the desired fat loss in the dreaded areas around the midsection and under arms, etc. Clear Sky Medical’s new Metabolic Reset Diet has been showing success in doing just that by restoring hypothalamic function and hormonal communication. The protocol does require strict adherence to a specific calorie-controlled diet for 3-6 weeks and a monitored maintenance phase for another 6 weeks. Specific homeopathic remedies tailored to the individual patient and other supplements that control hunger and help ‘reset’ the hypothalamus and stimulate metabolic function accompany the program. Weight loss results are very impressive – 0.5 – 1.0 lbs per day, and mostly from FAT! Follow-up with bio-impedance analysis, a tool that measures exact changes in body composition, confirms this. This diet also couples as a “Cleanse” and will teach you new dietary behavior for life to keep the weight off! It is suitable for people who have tried unsuccessfully to lose weight, are dedicated to make it work, and are in general good health. This month we are offering a free 15–minute consultation with our certified master nutritionist, to learn more, call 303-790-7860!


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healthbriefs Living a Simple, Sustainable Life By Trish Bradley


e talk about living a simple life, but how do we even begin? It’s a state of living simply. Here are a few pointers: First, reduce your energy usage. If you can, reduce the amount of square footage you live in. If you can afford to live in a 3000 sq. ft. home and truly only need to live in a 2000 sq. ft. home, you will, of course, reduce your energy usage by 1/3. Have an energy audit (some are as low as $120) to determine where you are losing heat or cold in your home. Your homes’ “envelope” is the most important factor. Insulation, windows, running systems…an audit will tell you how tight your home is and how well insulated. Solar can benefit you in many ways: how is your house positioned relative to the sun? Can you utilize passive solar applications? Can you reduce solar hitting your home when the sun is at its hottest? Add eaves over the south facing windows for summer sun control. Add appropriate window coverings to control hot/cold at various times of the day and year. How about a small array of solar panels for your water heater? The world is starting to look at solar panels as a beautiful sight. The next time you need new appliances or electronics, purchase Energy Star. You can reduce energy usage by two-thirds. If your heater is an old 60% efficient model, you could save up to $1200 a year with a 90% efficient model. It’s all somewhat like cutting up or freezing your credit cards…it hurts in the beginning but a just a short time, you’re extremely happy you did it. Trish Bradley is the owner of Three Horse Design, specializing in green, sustainable and renewable design. She is LEED, Solar and RESNET Educated. See listing page 24.

Change Your Mood with Mindfulness Meditation By Kathleen Higgins


eace of mind and relaxation may not be the only benefits we derive from meditation. According to a study* conducted by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), participating in an 8-week mindfulness meditation program may cause measurable changes in the brain regions associated with memory, mood, empathy and stress. Mindfulness is a form of meditation which focuses on a non-judgmental awareness of feelings, sensations and state of mind. While meditation is usually associated with cultivating inner peace and easing stress, “practitioners have long claimed that meditation also provides cognitive and psychological benefits that persist throughout the day,” says Sara Lazar, PhD, of the MGH Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program, the study’s senior author. Researchers are discovering that permanent changes to the brain’s structure may underlie “reported improvements and people are not just feeling better because they are spending

time relaxing.” In the current study, 16 study participants who had never meditated before were enrolled in an 8-week mindfulness meditation program. MR images were taken of their brains two weeks before and two weeks after the program. In addition to meditating in a group, participants listened to audio recordings for practice and were asked to practice on their own. Compared to a non-meditating control group, at the end of the program there was increased density in the graymatter of the hippocampus, the area of the brain involved in learning and memory. There was also a change in the structures associated with self-awareness, compassion and introspection. A decrease in the density of the amygdala, which plays a role is anxiety and stress, seems to prove a decrease in stress levels reported by study participants. This suggests that the benefits of mindfulness meditation are ongoing and perhaps even permanent, and could relieve the symptoms of many stress-related disorders such as Post Traumatic Stress. Kathleen Higgins is owner of Deer Creek Counseling, where mindfulness meditation is one of the many tools they teach to help clients live happier, healthier lives. 303-6187702. Meditation classes forming soon. *”Mindfulness Meditation Training Changes Brain Structure in 8 Weeks” January 21, 2011. news/2011-01-mindfulness-meditation-brain-weeks.html. See listing page 24.

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The #1 Block to Your Success By Deberah Bringelson


hen fear creeps into your life and overtakes your emotions, you send mixed messages to your clients, your boss, the Universe. Your mouth and mind say, “Yes! I want success, I want more money, I want a great life!” At the same time, your energy and your gut screams, “NO! I don’t believe I can have it! I don’t deserve it! Don’t give it to me!” Guess what? That mixed message is destroying your success – big time! It’s like listening to the radio during a thunderstorm. Doesn’t come in so well, does it? Fear is an electrical storm in your life. Like the radio, you cannot “receive” the signals and abundance that you desire…..and deserve. FEAR is the number one thing that stands between you and what you want. The great news is that you are in 100% control. You have the ability to kick this roadblock out of your life. The most important thing to remember about eliminating your fears is to release them. Don’t fight or resist them. That only makes them stronger. Acknowledge and allow them to inspire you to change whatever is worrying you. When fear has you in its clutches, it can be paralyzing. Here’s one of my favorite tricks for soothing the mind and body and allowing light to shine through the storm. The next time fear grabs you, stop immediately. Recognize that you’re feeling fear because you thinking about or imagining something that you don’t want. If you change your thoughts to focus on something that you love, you change the energy. Relive intense, joyful moments in your life. Allow those feelings to wash over you; love and comfort to radiate out from your heart and into the situation that was causing distress. Flood the fear with new energy and focus. With that release comes a renewed ability to recognize previously hidden solutions, to take action, or find additional help. Deberah Bringelson is a published author and career specialist. Retired from the corporate world, Deberah teaches clients and students all over the world how to make a great income living their own dreams and passions. See ad page 28.



THE STRESS AID KIT Harlane Chase, M.A., C.M.T. ISBN 978 1 4327 5631 4


e all need a vacation – sometimes especially right after a vacation when we’re thrown back into our hectic work and home schedules trying to catch up. Here’s a book by local author Harlane Chase packed full of ideas about how to take a vacation from stress – and you can use these ideas at home, in your office, actually anywhere! Harlane Chase is a stress management workshop facilitator, counselor, massage therapist and Reiki Master. She incorporates her experiences of the last 25 years in this delightful book. Says Chase, “Instead of letting stress drown you in a sea of negativity, you can choose to sail above it all with laugh-

ter, artistic expression gratitude, healthy venting, simple meditation, massage, breathing techniques, stretching, nutrition, physical exercise, inspiration and various other positive, playful ways to uplift your energy and attitude.” Indeed, this short, sweet and to-the-point book can help you to create your own real ‘treasure chest’ of toys, techniques and tools to soothe your stress and be able to look at your life in a playful way, ready to go with the flow while getting all the stuff you need to do, done. Each chapter in The Stress Aid Kit focuses on a specific technique of stress relief in an entertaining and totally accessible way. For example, the chapter entitled ‘Gratitude’ highlights how recognizing your blessings even while in the midst of a busy day can lift your spirits and take a weight off your emotions, giving you a clearer perspective on what is really important for that day and in that moment. The author suggests creating a daily ‘gratitude journal.’ In addition to techniques to calm your emotions, Chase shares quick and easy to do yoga breathing techniques and body stretches to let the stress flow out of your muscles and away from you. And at the end of each chapter, she gives ideas about things you might want to include in your own physical stress aid kit – toys, paints, gazoos, feathers – objects that represent for you ways you take care of yourself and that you will actually use as tools for stress relief. Karen Charboneau-Harrison is the owner of Isis Books, Gifts and Healing Oasis in Englewood. Harlane Chase will be appearing at Isis on Saturday, July 9, 3-5pm to demonstrate the techniques in her book and share the toys in her Stress Aid Kit treasure box.Call 303-761- 8627 to register. See ad page 11.



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Treating Sinusitis with an Antibiotic Alternative By Steven R. Frank


or many sufferers of chronic sinusitis, mainstream treatment options fail to adequately address the underlying causes of the condition, and have often caused as many problems as they seem to solve. Painful surgery creates scar tissue which may inhibit the body’s immune response to pathogens in the sinus mucosa. Systemic antibiotics are a poor choice for multiple reasons. Fortunately, there are “healthier” and very effective treatment options available. The sinuses are the first line of defense as they filter and trap the airborne particles of virus, bacteria and fungus. Everyone faces this chronic bombardment, but a strong immune system prevents infection. Infection occurs when these pathogens overwhelm the immune response due to reasons which vary for each individual. Once an infection has taken hold, the offending pathogen also releases toxic waste material which may cause inflammation, general malaise, toothaches and headaches associated with pressure and drainage problems. Systemic antibiotics are a poor solution because they don’t kill fungi or viruses. Bacteria are capable of flourishing on the surface of a fungus, out of the reach of an antibiotic. Furthermore,

antibiotics also destroy the body’s beneficial bacteria, or flora, leading to a further compromised immune system, digestive problems and yeast infections. Ideally, an anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-bacterial agent would be applied directly to the sinuses in a protocol that effectively neutralizes the infection. An inhaled nasal spray would follow the same path as inhaled pathogens, killing them upon contact. A neti pot is a small container with a nozzle that is used to pour a solution directly into one nostril at a time where it can thor-

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oughly bathe the sinus before exiting the other nostril. Both of these methods would need to be repeated often enough during the day to keep ahead of the replicating infection. This can be made more difficult by an increased mucosal flow greater than one liter per day in someone with an infection. For the nasal spray, reapplication every 20-30 minutes is often necessary. A neti pot flush provides a more thorough soaking and still needs to be done several times. Unfortunately, a simple saline solution only removes the surface fungus and bacteria and will not remove the entire population. The agent that safely and effectively destroys the offending virus, fungus and bacteria is an enhanced silver colloid solution. It is used in amounts that are 10,000 times less than the amount required to cause argyria, where the skin can take on a blue color. Additionally, very little solution is ingested with the use of a neti pot. Clinical research also demonstrates that Polysorbate 20 aides in the penetration of the bacterial cell walls and that 30-40ppm concentration is necessary and sufficient. Studies confirm that higher concentrations of these compounds are not more effective. Steven R. Frank is an “innovative herbalist” who operates Nature’s Rite, an online Holistic Pharmacy. He has been researching and designing natural medical products for more than a decade and holds patents in the treatment of respiratory infections and other medical areas. His experience ranges from microbiological evaluation of treatments in the laboratory to practical implementations in clinical settings. He can be reached at 1-888-465-4404 or See ad page 15.

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How Healthy is Soy? by Chalyce Macoskey


genetically modified organism (GMO) is one that has been altered using the DNA of other species including bacteria, viruses, plants, insects, animals or even humans. The global scientific community has been warning that genetically modified (GM) foods can create unpredictable, hard-to-detect side effects, including allergies, toxins, new diseases, and nutritional problems. They urged long-term safety studies, but were ignored. The Food and Drug Administration has worked closely with biotech corporations such as Monsanto to list these ingredients as “generally regarded as safe.” Initially introduced to the global market in 1991, they were then approved for U.S. consumption in 1996. According to the Institute for Responsible Technology, the most common GM foods grown in the US are soybeans (91%), sugar beets (90%), cotton (71%), canola (88%), corn (85%) and Hawaiian papaya (50%). Foods that may contain GM ingredients range from bread and cereal to infant formula and salad dressing. For a more detailed list of these and “hidden” GM ingredients, visit It is estimated that up to 80% of all packaged food contains GM ingredients. Thanks to labeling laws, you may know exactly how much salt, fat and carbohydrate are in the food you eat, but you will not see GM ingredients anywhere on the label. The biotech

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and food industries have spent millions of dollars to fight initiatives in California and Washington to require this labeling. In the words of those in-industry reps, the general public “won’t understand” what they are and will be “needlessly frightened” by this information. Currently the only way to avoid GM foods is to buy organic or certified non-GMO. As the 60’s gave way to the 70’s, the soy bean was heralded as the solution for the growing population because it could be made into many imitations of real food: bacon-flavored soy, “meat”,

milk, baby formula, protein drinks, and much more. Soy was seen as a health food because it was low in fat compared to the foods it replaced and its consumption soared. Dr. Kayla Daniel, author of The Whole Soy Story, points out thousands of studies linking soy to malnutrition, digestive distress, immune system breakdown, thyroid dysfunction, cognitive decline, cancer, heart disease and reproductive disorders including infertility. The list of dangers has grown to include breast cancer, brain damage, infant abnormalities, thyroid

disorders, kidney stones, immune system impairment, and severe or even potentially fatal food allergies. Nearly 20 percent of U.S. infants are currently fed soy formula with associated consumption of GMO products. In his book The Biotech Century, Jeremy Rifkin states, “Our way of life is likely to be more fundamentally transformed in the next several decades than in the previous one thousand years...Tens of thousands of novel transgenic bacteria, viruses, plants and animals could be released into the Earth’s ecosystems...Some of those

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releases, however, could wreak havoc with the planet’s biospheres.” Many other scientists and physicians have expressed similar concerns. Over 800 scientists and doctors from 84 countries have signed The World Scientist Open Letter to all governments calling for a ban on the patenting of life-forms and emphasizing the very grave hazards of GMOs, genetically-modified seeds and GM foods. This was submitted to the UN, World Trade Organization and US Congress. The Union of Concerned Scientists has similarly expressed its scientific reservations. The prestigious medical journal, Lancet, published an article on the research of Arpad Pusztai showing potentially significant harms of GMOs, and Britain’s Medical Association called for an outright ban of genetically-modified foods and labeling of the same in countries where they still exist. Approximately 95% of political representatives from 130 countries insisted on new precautionary approaches in the drafting of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. On a brighter note, soy can be incredibly healthful if it is organic, non-GMO, and properly fermented. These foods include Tempeh, a fermented soybean cake with a firm texture and nutty, mushroom-like flavor; Miso, a fermented soybean paste with a salty, buttery texture (commonly used in miso soup); Natto, fermented soybeans with a sticky texture and strong, cheese-like flavor; and even soy sauce which is traditionally made by fermenting soybeans, salt and enzymes. ________________________________________________ Parts of this article were excerpted or quoted from www.raw-wisdom. com/50harmful. Additional information about the dangers of GMO foods is available at gmo.html. You can also download your shopping guide at www. Chalyce Macoskey is the VP of Aromatherapy for the Natural Therapies Certification Board. LifeSource Health Partners is a regional integrative health center located in Lakewood. See ad page 5.

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Recapturing the Golden Days of Childhood by Lisa Gromicko

Remember those endless hours of imaginative play during your youth—tree climbing, making mud pies, flying kites, fishing, building forts/tree houses/lemonade stands, swimming, watching clouds, playground swinging, tea parties, making and then launching sailboats in the creek, catching fireflies/butterflies/ frogs, playing jacks and pickup sticks, jumping rope, hopscotch, rolling down hills, daisy chains, skipping rocks, backyard camping, neighborhood baseball games (with self-made rules), twilight games of hide ‘n’ seek and flashlight tag?


he summers of childhood are potent, enabling children to find their personal bliss and cultivate interests and memories that can last a lifetime. The gifts of less-structured summer days are precious, allowing time and space for the possibility of magical activities. Both children and parents benefit from unscheduled breathing room to revisit the forces of creativity and restore resiliency. Yet, according to a University of Michigan study, today’s children have as much as 12 hours less free time per week than 30 years ago. Kim John Payne, author of Simplicity Parenting – Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids, urges par-


ents to simplify their children’s schedules, to establish for them, “ islands of being, in the torrent of constant doing.” We all require downtime to function well. Payne maintains that, “Rest nurtures creativity, which nurtures activity. Activity nurtures rest, which sustains creativity. Each draws from and contributes to the other.” More, boredom is a gift for children, “ a rare fuel to propel them forward,” writes Nancy Blakey, a columnist for Seattle’s Child magazine.

Bonnie Harris, author of Confident Parents, Remarkable Kids, cites a lack of boredom in children today as the reason that many graduates flounder in the “real” world. Boredom works to spark the discovery of one’s own passions, inner resources, ingenuity and ability to be self-directed—all critical lifetime skills. Overscheduling often substitutes stimulation for experiencing self-discoveries that unlock the tremendous stored potential of a child’s inner resources and imagination. Remarks Payne, “A child who doesn’t experience leisure— or better yet, boredom—will always be looking for external stimulation, activity or entertainment… [and] a culture of compulsion and instant gratification. What also grows in such a culture? Addictive behaviors.” So, how do we find our way back to those simpler days? Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, likes, “The dugout in the weeds or leaves beneath a backyard willow, the rivulet of a seasonal creek, even the ditch between a front yard and the road—all of these places are entire universes to a young child. Expeditions to the mountains or national parks often pale, in a child’s eyes, in comparison with the mysteries of the ravine at the end of the cul-de-sac.” He recommends allowing children the time to be in nature to take walks, listen, play and learn. Time in nature allows the senses to become enlivened again. Sue Palmer, author of Toxic Childhood and 21st Century Boys, observes, “The loss of outdoor play and everyday adventures is particularly significant for children who have a tendency to be easily distracted or impulsive.” One of the biggest benefits of a slow summer, for everyone, is ‘play’ itself. There is compelling evidence of the essential need for this age-old childhood pasttime. So, encourage children to engage in the simple pleasures that will potentially create and strengthen the most glorious, blissful and ‘boring’ memories of their childhood summers— and we’ll likely rekindle our own. Lisa Gromicko has been a Waldorf early childhood educator for 16 years and has enjoyed spending many long summers with her sons, now 21 and 18; she looks forward to many more. Connect at



or any family whose default activity is to turn on the TV or go online, a better life is available by maintaining a roster of fun, healthy, outdoor activities to call upon. Here, we present a few websites that offer creative ideas to jumpstart the imagination and fuel the leap outdoors.

Join a family nature club: Meet up at Richard Louv’s Children & Nature Network has helped launch more than 100 nature clubs across North America and beyond. Member families make individual and collective play dates in area parks, gardens, hiking trails and other green spaces. Grow a pizza garden: Learn how at Kids are sure to get excited about gardening if there is the promise of pizza at the end of the hoe. Grow the makings of pizza sauce from seed or starter plants—tomato, basil, oregano, onions and bell peppers—and throw a pizza party at harvest time. Then move outdoors for yard games. Go on a bug safari: Discover the gifts of critters at Our yards are crawling with wild critters. Create a “bug box” (a simple clear box with a magnifying glass on the top) and let little ones catch (and release) bugs, observing how they move under the microscope. For a culinary adventure, cook up a few delicacies from other cultures, from cicadas to grasshoppers. Camp in the backyard: Find ideas at The backyard takes on a new mystique

the minute kids help pitch a tent and purposely stay out of the house. Build a safe campfire in a portable grill to toast marshmallows for s’mores and make up ghost stories about the spirits that haunt the neighborhood. Pick a moonless night for maximum stargazing. Go on a high-tech treasure hunt: Take a walkabout at FamilyFitness. activities_kids.htm Follow a programmed GPS in search of hidden treasures known as geocaches, which feature assorted items at various geo-mapped sites that other visitors have left for fellow geocachers to enjoy. Be sure to bring an item to replace anything retrieved or moved. Start a rock band: Make the most of nature’s bounty at games/EnvironmentalActivities.html Who needs expensive manmade instruments when you can jam with nature? Hunt for music-making objects in nature—drumming sticks, clacking rocks and whistling leaves—and hold an impromptu improvisational jam. It’s just one of a trove of group and solo adventures you can undertake. Take an animal home tour: Start with Countless animals make their homes in or near our yards, yet they often escape our notice. Help children tune in to the many forms of shelters around them, from birds’ nests and tree hollows to beehives and burrowing holes. Make a green hour a daily highlight. April Thompson is a freelance writer in Washington, D.C. Connect at

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Stand Up Paddling No Surf Required by Lauressa Nelson

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hile some frustrated commuters are inching

along on rush hour highways, hoping to afterward work off stress at overcrowded gyms, others are stopping off at the nearest lake, river or bay for a workout that many call therapeutic. Promoted by Olympic athletes, moms and septuagenarians alike as an effective total body workout and mental release, stand up paddling, or SUP, is the fastest-growing sport across the nation, according to the Outdoor Industry Association. 18

Stand up paddling was first developed by improvisational Hawaiian “beach boys,” that would stand on surfboards and use outrigger paddles to navigate alongside tourists learning how to surf. However, the sport can be enjoyed with or without waves, or wind on virtually any body of water because the paddler, rather than Mother Nature, provides propulsion. It’s luring enthusiasts of other water sports as well; surfers, kiteboarders and windsurfers appreciate new opportunities to get on the water more often, while canoeists and kayakers enjoy the alternative of standing. SUP is equally adored by nonathletes. “This isn’t the kind of sport that requires a lot of lessons to enjoy,” advises Jeff Robinson, owner of Olde Naples Surf Shop, in Naples, Florida, who offers a 15-minute tutorial on the basics with each rental.

Exercise in Disguise “One of the best aspects of SUP is that it is low impact, making

it a lifetime sport,” emphasizes David Rose, owner of Paddleboard Orlando. In fact, that’s why just about anyone over the age of 5 can participate. The paddler controls the speed and intensity of the experience, from recreational cruising to aerobic athletic training. “We call it exercise in disguise, because there’s so much going on that you don’t realize when you’re doing it,” explains Mike Muir, president of Riviera Paddlesurf, in San Clemente, California. The 54-year-old took up SUP after a hip replacement and credits it for relieving him of chronic lower back pain, as well as excess pounds. “It’s the cardio and calorieburning equivalent of swimming or running,” explains Brody Welte, owner of Stand Up Fitness, in St. Petersburg, Florida. “But unlike either of those, SUP combines low-impact and weight-bearing exercise; and it includes balance and strength training.” “My balance has improved 100 percent; I can stand on a board today that I could not stand on one year ago,” affirms 73-year-old renowned surfer and board shaper Mickey Muñoz, of Capistrano, California, who paddles with his 65-pound dog aboard.

More than a Workout Payoffs, however, go well beyond the physical. SUP fans that characterize it as a great escape from their daily milieu mention social, psychological and spiritual benefits, as well. “When you’re out paddling, it’s easy to find solitude,” muses Hawaiian-born Dave Chun, founder of Kialoa Paddles, in Bend, Oregon. He suggests that its Hawaiian roots imbue stand up paddling with a spirit of aloha, humility and respect. At the same time, “It’s one of the few sports that allows people to maintain a conversation,” says Dan Gavere, co-creator of Having discovered SUP in the paddling mecca of Oregon’s Columbia Gorge, he considers it an ideal family recreational sport.

The length, width and thickness of paddle boards determine their degree of maneuverability and gliding characteristics. At about 30 inches wide and four to five inches thick, beginner boards for use in flat water average 10’6’’ long and 25 pounds for females, 11’5” long and 28 pounds for males. Paddles are typically six to 10 inches taller than the paddler. In any case, the activity remains mentally engaging because the standing position allows views in every direction, including into the water. “It’s like walking on water. You really get to see what’s around you,” observes Shelly Strazis, a 43-year-old Long Beach resident who began paddling after having multiple accident-related surgeries on her left knee and right shoulder. “It’s such a relaxing workout. I used to mountain bike, but I can’t do that with the kids,” explains Francine Adams, the mother of 5-year-old twins. “I’m afraid of waves and some ocean creatures, but these boards are so stable that it doesn’t matter.” After her first SUP outing with a moms’ group, this Orlando, Florida, resident introduced her husband to the sport. Within three months, the couple had purchased their own equipment. They now paddle together with one of their twins on each of their boards. Adams adds, “As part of our vacation planning now, we scout locations where we can bring our boards.” Most likely, the Adams family will be able to enjoy their boards almost anywhere in the country. SUP groups in locations as unlikely as Idaho and New Mexico can be found on “No body of water is off limits for stand up paddling,” says Gavere, citing its biggest growth trends in the Rocky Mountains, where kayakers and whitewater rafters are using inflatable boards on rivers and lakes; the Great Lakes, where people do yoga on boards on flat water; and Texas, where some folks fish from their boards or ride small Gulf of Mexico waves. SUP enthusiast Lauressa Nelson is a contributing editor for Natural Awakenings and a freelance writer in Orlando, FL.

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BERRY GOOD Reap Big Benefits from Summer’s Tiny Gems

Blackberry Mint Iced Tea Served over ice, this flavorful beverage is a great way to quench thirst on the hottest days of summer. Serves 8 (about 2 quarts) 5 organic black tea bags ¼ cup mint leaves, crushed; reserve one leaf per serving for garnish 4 cups boiling water ½ cup natural sugar (or use honey to taste) 6 (6-oz) packages blackberries, reserve two to three per serving for garnish Place tea bags and mint in a heatproof pitcher. Add boiling water and steep at least 10 minutes. Strain into another pitcher and discard mint and tea bags. Stir in sugar. Purée blackberries in a blender or food processor, then strain though a fine sieve. Discard pulp and seeds. Stir blackberry purée into tea. Taste and adjust sugar as desired. Chill. Serve over ice garnished with mint leaf and two or three blackberries. Source: recipe library


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resh berries, nature’s little gems, full of flavor and flavonoids, reach their peak during the warmer months. Each berry’s burst of juicy deliciousness carries antioxidants, vitamins C and E, riboflavin and fiber that work to fight obesity, protect brain function and promote urinary health. The red, blue and purple pigments in berries, known as anthocyanins, also help our bodies detoxify, repair damaged DNA, fight cancer and help lower LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, levels. The Department of Food Science and Technology at Oregon State University cites scores of studies that point to the many health benefits from consuming a variety of fresh berries. Each berry offers not only a unique flavor and color, but also a particular health protection.

BLACK RASPBERRIES: The dark purple member of the raspberry family grows on low shrubs and ripens in summer. This member of the berry corps helps fight oral, esophageal and colon cancers. BLACKBERRIES AND MARIONBERRIES: Members of the rose family, these berries grow on shrubs and ripen in mid-to-late summer. Both help digestion and prevent salmonella growth. BLUEBERRIES: Powerhouse blueberries also grow on low shrubs and generally ripen in early summer. This renowned berry offers whole-body protection against many diseases and aging. CHERRIES: Sour cherries ripen in early summer, while sweet cherries reach

their peak later in summer. Both types help reduce inflammation, especially in occurrences associated with gout.

the refrigerator as long as they are not crowded together. Summer berries can star in cool treats throughout the day. At breakfast, they’re GRAPES: Dark purple Concord grapes, a welcome wake-up flavor for cereal or yogurt. As a snack, they’re perfect often found in home gardens or at farmers’ markets, ripen in the fall. Their whether eaten by the handful or turned resveratrol content is a key help in into frozen yogurt pops. Seasonal bercombating the effects of aging. ries can be combined with quinoa or couscous for easy summer salads. They STRAWBERRIES: These delicious favor- also add a special note when friends and ites ripen throughout the year in varifamily toast the end of the day with an ous parts of the country. Strawberries iced tea, enhanced with fresh blackberhelp fight breast and cervical cancers. ries and mint. Pairing berries with low-fat ingrediHome gardeners that grow berries ents, whole grains, fresh produce and know exactly what fertilizers and natu- natural sweeteners makes for fast, fresh and fabulous summer dishes that keep ral pesticides have been placed in or on them. Buying organic berries at the us cool all summer long. local farmers’ market or the grocery Judith Fertig is a freelance writer in Overstore ensures that the health benefits land Park, KS; see AlfrescoFood of fresh berries are not undercut by infiltrated pesticides or anti-fungal chemicals used by agribusiness, both here and abroad. Right before serving, berries may More recipes on be gently rinsed, and then patted completely dry; they will keep well in




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Berries Help Fight Pain and Heart Disease

A recent study by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, in Boston, that followed 125,000 subjects for 20 to 22 years, confirms that eating berries can lower the risk of Parkinson’s disease. The participants who consumed the most flavonoids, especially the anthocyanins found mostly in berries, had a much lower risk of developing the disease than those whose diet contained less or different classes of flavonoids.

A natural form of aspirin—salicylic acid—has been found in berries that grow on canes, such as blackberries, blueberries and raspberries. The Oregon State University’s Department of Food Science and Technology reports that the salicylic acid found in these caneberries could prove to have effects similar to aspirin in protecting against heart disease. A 100-gram serving (about ¾ cup) of red raspberries, for example, contains about 5 milligrams of salicylic acid.

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HEALING THROUGH HORSES Renowned Gestalt Equine facilitator and founder of Touched by a Horse, Melisa Pearce, uses horses to help people understand their emotions and intuition in a new way, which then deepens a trust in their own self-knowing.

WOMEN’S INNER WISDOM This workshop teaches the synergy between nurturing oneself and others, offering tools for quick rejuvenation and long-term self-care and empowerment. Women will learn herbal therapy, chakras, journaling, grounding, communication, discernment and emotional stress relief skills.


he Women’s Empowerment Workshop in Vail, Sept. 15-18, takes women on a nature adventure retreat to discover their limitless potential! A variety of dynamic and inspiring experiences in the natural world will help women connect mind, body and spirit in profoundly empowering ways. Renowned facilitators, world-class outfitters, and global women leaders guide participants on pathways of selfdiscovery.

WHO: Active women who value a healthy lifestyle and are interested in discovering, exploring and bringing forth their fully empowered, actualized self. WHERE: At the gold-rated Vail Racquet Club, enjoy world-class amenities and delectable organic foods, while experiencing the splendor of Vail’s autumn colors. Vail Racquet Club is a full service health club resort nested between Vail’s Gore Creek and the nearby White River National Forest.

HOW: Through Vail’s world class cadre of outfitters and guides, along with invited guest authors, speakers, and coaches, Women’s Empowerment Workshop delivers the highest quality and very diverse experiences for all ability levels.

INVESTMENT: The cost of the retreat is $1450, and includes six pre/ post webinars, all seminars, activities,


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Dr. Joan King leads this fundamental, interactive seminar to begin finding your values, strengths, and purpose for your life. By exploring what we value and what our personal strengths are, we can begin formulating our life purpose and start to envision the woman we want to be.

Step into the wilderness, walk a path through the forest; come to a fork in the path, step over roots and rocks to solitude. Each foot forward shapes the journey, and delivers you closer to yourself, your dreams. With Trailwise Guides, Inc., explore Vail’s scenic backcountry, deepen your connection with the natural world, feel the pulse of your heart, awaken your breath to freshness and vitality, enliven your soul, and illuminate nature’s role as a resource.



It has been said that one never steps in the same river twice. It is true of our daily lives as well, each one new and filled with opportunities and challenges. Guides Colorado River and Timberline Tours, explore the metaphor of the River as Life’s Journey on one of the most scenic stretches of the river.

Take the “Aha!” moments forward! Dr. Joan King wraps up the workshop with an inspiring, supportive seminar to give women tools for integrating all they have learned. No matter where we live, work or play, maintaining momentum is critical for shifting our lives in the direction we want to go. Now that you have awakened your brilliance, it’s time to let yourself shine!


NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY Bill Bonebrake, one of Colorado’s premier nature photographers, leads participants into the wild to capture the essence of the natural world with a camera.

ROCK CLIMBING This climbing excursion offers an approach to personal “walls” that involves understanding the nature of the wall, working out its intricacies and

Register at Women’s Empowerment Workshop invites aligned people and businesses in co-creative partnerships to support the activities, speakers and overall presentation of the workshop. Partner packages and custom partnerships are available for all levels of participation. Call 877-595-8622 to learn more.

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Often the body experiences pain and unpleasant symptoms because it’s experiencing the result of energy blockages. I’m a certified Healing Qigong/Acupressure Practitioner and would be honored to help resolve these energy blockages. The therapies I utilize may help with a variety of issues: Pain, trauma, immune function, headaches, and anxiety. I look forward to working with you to create a path of health and wellbeing. $35/appointment. Treat yourself to a gift of my gentle and nourishing healing. Connect with Spirit. Breathe. Allow Joy.

BOARD CERTIFIED HOLISTIC MD CLEAR SKY MEDICAL Katia I. Meier, M.D. 10103 Ridge Gate Parkway Aspen Building, Suite 221 Lone Tree, CO 80124 303-790-7860 Family practice physician specializing in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement therapy, Neurotransmitter balancing, comprehensive Nutritional analysis and therapy, Homeopathy, Herbology, Naturopathic Medicine, Personalized Detoxification Programs, Medical Weight Loss and Cosmetic procedures. Treating all ages and most insurance welcomed. Call for more information today. See ad, page 8.

CHIROPRACTIC RED TAIL WELLNESS CENTERS Ian Hollaman, DC 3393 Iris Ave. #105, Boulder 303-882-8447 Ian Hollaman, DC focuses on difficult and chronic cases such as elevated glucose and cholesterol, thyroid disorders, and novel solutions to pain and injuries. He holds a proficiency level in professional Applied Kinesiology and has accumulated hundreds of hours in post graduate nutrition. See ad page 14.






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The Nail Bar is the only full-service natural hand and foot care boutique in Denver which uses only all natural, safe, non-toxic, high quality products for the body. You will notice there is no chemical odor when you walk into the calming energy of The Nail Bar. Instruments are individually sterilized, with licenses and advanced certifi cations to preserve and advise you on the health of your skin and nails. Michelle, owner of The Nail Bar, is a certifi ed master pedicurist and licensed podologist and European trained, licensed manicurist. Medically supervised and approved practice.


Angels with Paws Cat Rescue and Adoption Center is a small, limited intake, non-profit organization which operates a mostly cage-free cat adoption and rescue shelter in Lakewood. We promote spay and neuter to decrease the unwanted animal population, as well as educate the public on the need to keep cats indoors and the cruelty of declawing. We rely on the generosity of volunteers as well as financial donations to keep the flow in motion. Stop by and play with our cats. Like us on Facebook. We are open to the public 7 days a week from 1-6 pm.

Steadman Hawkins Denver Clinic 8200 E. Belleview Ave. Ste #615; Greenwood Village (303)915-7997 Dr-Katie-Decker.html Dr. Decker is a Doctor of Chiropractic and has her Masters in Health Promotion. She enjoys teaching her patients how to achieve optimal health through the five dimensions of health: physical, mental, spiritual, intellectual and emotional. Dr. Decker is full body certified in Active Release Technique (A.R.T.), a soft tissue method to address problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Most of which are due to repetitive motion and overuse. She combines Chiropractic care, A.R.T., and Nutritional Counseling to help her patients achieve their optimal health! Call today to take your first step towards your optimal health!




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July Special: One question answered FREE! Call or email me. Eric Hughes is an intuitive astrologer that specializes in guiding you to truly understand yourself. Eric’s focus as an intuitive counselor is upon helping you to identify the blocks within yourself and then transform them into powerful strengths. He is passionate about giving you a clearer perspective on your life situation and helping you plan out strategies that will enable you to enjoy a much happier life. Eric offers natal birth chart readings, forecasting, event timing, relocation, business counseling, spiritual counseling, the monthly horoscope club, and tarot. Phone sessions available daily and in-person sessions available at Isis on Broadway in Englewood. See ad page 12.

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’s center and events promote experiences for discovering and developing a life of passion, purpose and contribution. 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 10.

RED TAIL WELLNESS CENTERS Karen Hollaman, DC, LMT 3393 Iris Ave., Boulder 303-882-8447 After a 4 year ‘Medical Mystery’ in my teenage years, I learned the true value of health from a holistic chiropractor. Because of her understanding of how the body heals itself when given the proper support, I was given a second chance at life. Chiropractic resonated with me and I knew I wanted to 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 14.

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Heal trauma, phobias and recurring emotional and behavioral patterns through hypnotism therapy, which accesses powerful thoughts locked away in your subconscious memory. Your life can be changed in one session because you can release fears and issues you never knew about. Forget years of counseling and endless amounts of money. Specializing in relief from fibromyalgia. Trusted professional. You can only be hypnotized if you want to be – no clucking chickens or ballerinas at Heal-Our-Selves. Learn more about our website. Sliding Scale Available.


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The Renaissance Center 427 E. Bayaud, Denver 720-984-9575 Want clarity about your life path and purpose? Experience a new age of counseling and see your life from a broader perspective. As a soul journey guide, Renee weaves together counseling techniques with intuitive skills, processing past life experiences, energy healing and Bach Flower Essences. This process works without hypnosis and creates healing, freedom and choice. The result is an opportunity to release the past, live more fully in the present, and create the future. She specializes in grief/loss, life transitions, releasing stuck patterns, finding and stepping onto one’s path, spiritual development, phobias and chronic pain. Renee offers individual sessions, classes and workshops. Call to schedule a free 30-minute consultation.


THE VILLAGE AT EDGEWATER 5700 W 25th Avenue, Edgewater 720-398-9444 Searching for a healthy alternative to fast food, yet still want a place where your kids will feel welcome? Leisurely enjoy your meal while your children play in our 1,500 square foot play area. At The Village, we are committed to healthy food for everyone at an affordable price. We offer high end food at low end prices. Nothing on our menu is fried, we have vegetarian options, and gluten free alternatives. Families will find an indoor play space, parent-and-me classes, support groups, exercise classes, a baby-friendly restaurant, and an internet message board that provides a cohesive sense of community.







Jennifer K. Garcia Denver Metro Area/Colorado 303-872-3719 Soul Path Insights specializes in expanding your awareness, tapping into your potential and opening the door to your true life purpose. Jennifer’s vision and mission as a holistic practitioner is to provide hands-on healings and clear guidance into some of life’s biggest challenges. She is passionate about helping facilitate real change and teaching others. She offers Clairvoyant Readings, Soul Readings from the Akashic Records and teaches Psychic Development Classes in Aurora and at Isis Bookstore. Schedule your appointment or class today and we look forward to meeting you soon.

LifeSource Health Partners (LSHP) is a regional integrative wellness center committed to empowering each person with the knowledge to make informed, educated decisions so they can achieve vibrant health without the use of unnecessary drugs or surgery. We customize each person’s treatment to assure achievement of their health goals. LSHP specializes in natural pain relief and innovative treatments for arthritis, auto injuries and whiplash, menopause, headaches, women’s health issues, low back pain, sciatica and disc problems, sports injuries, weight loss and many other health problems. Rejuvenate your health and achieve peak performance with our natural and affordable therapies including acupuncture, chiropractic, spinal decompression, nutritional cleansing, medical massage, essential oils, physical therapy with MedX spinal rehabilitation and nutritional counseling. We promise to serve with love, integrity and compassion! See ad page 5.

CLEAR SKY MEDICAL Katia I. Meier, M.D. 10103 Ridge Gate Parkway Aspen Building, Suite 221 Lone Tree, CO 80124 303-790-7860 Family practice physician specializing in BioIdentical Hormone Replacement therapy, Neurotransmitter balancing, comprehensive Nutritional analysis and therapy, Homeopathy, Herbology, Naturopathic Medicine, Personalized Detoxification Programs, Medical Weight Loss and Cosmetic procedures. Treating all ages and most insurance welcomed. Call for more information today. See ad, page 8.

INTERIOR DESIGN THREE HORSE DESIGN Trish Bradley P 303-243-0728 / Email Specializing in green, sustainable and renewable design. As much or as little green as you desire. Will just rearrange your furniture or do a complete home remodel. Will Eco-organize your kitchen or office to help you recycle better. Staging: Commercial and Residential. Window coverings for energy efficiency. FREE CONSULTATIONS. LEED, Solar and RESNET Educated.

PSYCHOLOGY & GROWTH KATHY HIGGINS, MS, MA, LPC, CACII Deer Creek Counseling 7345 South Pierce St., Ste 110 Littleton, CO 80128 720-663-7702 Kathy Higgins, MS, MA LPC, CACII helps individuals bring about change in order to live more effective and joyful lives, using Interpersonal, Dialectical and Person-Centered therapies as well as Hypnotherapy. Kathy specializes in treating Depression and Bipolar Mood Disorder; Trauma and PTSD with EMDR; Phobias, Anxiety, and OCD; Eating Disorders; Recovery from Addictions, Career Change and Alternative Spirituality. Flexible schedule to meet your needs. Insurance and Credit Cards Accepted.

QIGONG ENERGY HEALING JULES LOVE Tao and Zen Holistic Healing Center, Denver 720-887-3532 Tao & Zen Holistic Healing Center offers an array of alternative healing modalities to help you achieve & maintain vibrant health. Many times, aches, pains, & other discomforts are a wake-up call to make lifestyle changes. In addition to being a Certified Qigong Energy Practitioner, I have additional training in Sooji Hand Acupressure. The therapies I utilize help to relieve a variety of issues: Insomnia, Dizziness, Relief from Car Accidents, Headaches, Everyday Stress, PTSD. I would be honored to work with you to address your current symptoms, and be your guide as you journey towards radiant health. Very affordable rates, package deals, & distance healing. Results Guaranteed! Call today to schedule your private appointment, & to find out about the summer specials!

RECYCLING/COMPOST ECOSCRAPS Blaine Wilkins 303-501-3330 / EcoScraps recycles fruits and veggies into high quality soil amendments that are natural and organic. Our Harvest Plenty Premium Organic Soils premium soils are composted locally using produce waste from Local Produce Suppliers, Grocery Stores, and many other local organizations. Harvest Plenty have higher nutrient values than other organic composts, and have longer lasting results than chemical based soils. Harvest Plenty soils contain no animal byproducts, or the high sodium and ammonia problems that typically come with manure based soils. Harvest Plenty contains no petrochemicals. Available in Utah, Arizona, Oregon, and Colorado.

SANCTUARY INNER CONNECTION INSTITUTE CHURCH OF INFINITE SPIRIT 2755 South Locust St., Suite 213, Denver 303-282-9439 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 Lakewood. We support you in creating the life you desire, and show you how through easy, effective techniques. Free aura clearing and chakra balancing in Lakewood every Wednesday. Free open channel clinic Fridays in Denver. Everyone is welcome! Call for more information. Denver 303-2829439. Lakewood 720-413-7303. See ad, page 28.

STRESS MANAGEMENT & RELIEF VELINA LUJAN Certified Holistic Stress Manager Certification in Korean Healing Arts Masters in Transpersonal Psychology Certified Massage Therapist For Golden appointments call 303-233-4247 For Boulder appointments call 303-717-7709 Poorly managed stress is the number one cause of physical and emotional ailments. Learning how to relax is the foundation for all healing. It is also crucial to have effective tools that are easily accessible, quick and easy to use in order to manage stressors as they arise. Velina offers evaluation and assessment of stressors, consultation and coaching, hands-on bodywork and self-care instruction. She specializes in • Aging • Stress & Pain Reduction • Chronic Health Conditions • Sexual Dysfunction • Relationships and more. Call today for a free 15-minute consultation.

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July 7 or 19, 7-8:30PM Learn about this new cleansing and fat burning system that is natural, safe and effective! Help your body eliminate toxins. Participants report an average weight loss of 9-12 pounds in just nine days! Includes a product tasting. Free. RSVP required to 303-934-3600. LifeSource Health Partners, 65 S. Wadsworth, Lakewood. 303-934-3600.

BECOME A CERTIFIED MASTER HERBALIST! Comprehensive Training Begins September 2011 Gain skills and expertise needed for clinical practice in our 17-month, 450 hour, case-based program. Weekend classes on theory, medicine making, herb walks, student clinic. Just for Health School of Reflexology and Healing Arts, Englewood. State Approved. Rachel Lord or Luke Terry, 303-320-4367 or

THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME: EGYPT 2012 WITH LOUISE OLIVI February 28 to March 10, 2012 This incredible trip facilitated by Intuitive Louise Olivi (recommended and trusted by Natural Awakenings publisher Terry Chriswell) includes: R/T airfare (JFK) on Egypt Air; internal flights/ transportation; hotel/ meals; Nile cruise incl Edfu, Kom Ombo and Philae temples; Private time in the Sphinx enclosure and in the Great Pyramid; Cairo Museum and Old Cairo; Dahsure, Sakkara, Abydos and Dendara, Luxor and Karnak temples; Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatsepsut mortuary temple; Colossi of Memnon; Felucca ride to Elephantine Island in Aswan; Abu Simbel; Past life recall classes with Louise en route on the Nile Cruise.$3900 all inclusive/dbl occupancy. Single supplement/$760. $500 deposit. Airfares/ fuel surcharges subject to change. Info Louise Olivi,, 203- 469-1712.


Are you staying in Colorado this summer? Try a “staycation” in the Vail Valley and visit Freshies Organic Foods in Edwards! The Vail Valley has tons to offer like upscale lodges or quaint B&B’s, horseback riding, fly fishing, hiking, biking…there’s no end to summer fun in your own backyard. July 9, 2pm: Sprouting 101 - Sprouting made easy. Intro to sprouting covers all the basics and demystifies the process. Learn the basics of sprouting so you can enjoy fresh, wholesome foods in your home year round. We will spend an hour going over what to do and how to do it, and let you sample some freshly grown organic sprouts. Freshies Organic Foods, Edwards, 970-926-8622. July 23, 2pm: Raw Foods 101 - We will introduce you to the joys and bounty of raw foods. We will also go over the basics of sprouting again and teach you how to sprout. Learn the basics of sprouting so you can enjoy fresh, wholesome foods in your home year round. We will spend time going over what to do and how to do it, and let you sample some freshly grown organic sprouts. We will also discuss the importance of eating raw organic foods and why you should eat more of them in your diet. Freshies Organic Foods, Edwards, 970-926-8622.

JULY 1, FRIDAY Free Days at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield. Free days for Colorado residents are held throughout the year at both Denver Botanic Gardens and Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

JULY 3, SUNDAY Uncovering Your Past Lives Through Dreams– 10:30-11:30am. Understand how Divine Spirit (the ECK) works in our lives. The service consists of a short reading from the Eckankar works, followed by HU Song and quiet contemplation. Enjoy music, stories and connection with others after the service. Children’s classes. Free. Crossroads Gardens, 1800 30th St. Ste 208, Boulder. ECKANKAR Center of Boulder Valley, 303-443-1610 or Non-Denominational Church Service–11am. Celebrate the journey of life with meditation and an informative spiritual message on the first Sunday of every month. Followed by a free Healing Energy Massage. Rev. Lauren Skye, Officiating Minister. Church of Infinite Spirit / Inner Connection Institute 2755 S Locust St., Ste 213, Denver. 303-282-9439. Doors open from 10:40-11am. A Revolution of the Heart Holiday Service–8am, 10am and Noon. Celebrate our nation’s birthday with a heartfelt and patriotic program. Enjoy a powerful holiday message and jubilant music from the Mile Hi Music Ministry. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or


Happy Fourth Everyone!

Denver Dumb Friends League Lulu Mobile, Subsidized Spay/Neuter for CATS– starts 7am. First come first serve. $25 incl Rabies/Distemper vaccination, ear cleaning and nail trimming. Cost does NOT include bloodwork, owners visit vet before. No food/water 12 hours prior to surgery. Surgeries at Hero’s Pets in the Lulu Mobile surgery van by experienced veterinarians. Hero’s Pets, 8086 w. Bowles Ave, Unit N., Littleton. 303-972-1926, or Denver Dumb Friends League 303-751-5772 x 7276.

JULY 5, TUESDAY A Basic 5-Week Meditation–7-9pm. Learning the skills of meditation can help you achieve a lifelong transformation and not only help you relax but create change in your life. Letting go of the negative and stress; making room for the positive and improve health. Learn the lifelong skills to develop a personal practice in our 5-week meditation. Meditation is proven to reduce stress and improve health. Feel the results and experience the change in your body. $180. Provided by Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio, 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino, Founder of Journey Within, 720-413-7303, or Aspen DeCew - Hot Seat Nights–6:30-9:30pm. Observe the powerful work of Human Software Engineering and the WaveMaker technology first hand in a large audience setting. Try the “Hot Seat” and experience the transformation for yourself. Aspen will identify the “bug” or “virus” on the “Inner Human Software” and use the WaveMaker to delete the barriers. $20/Pre-reg; $30/door. 303-730-6695 or Info@ Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695 or

JULY 6, WEDNESDAY The Bio-Mechanics of Auto Injury–7-8:15pm. This workshop includes a Q & A session with Dr. Keuhn who has over 25 years of personal experience in helping people recover from soft tissue injuries. As a specialist in the field of automobile accidents, Dr. Keuhn understands the complicated aspects of both the medical and legal issues associated with motor vehicle accidents. Free. LifeSource Health Partners, 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP 303-9343600 or CCC: Consciousness Conversations & Contemplations – 6:45-10pm. CCC hosts monthly meetings to share a common desire to raise the consciousness of our planet. We raise awareness and consciousness through presentations, discussion, interaction, and networking. We explore integration of enlightened living in our personal and professional lives. Love offering. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303731-6695 or Oneness Blessing–5:30-6:30pm. A team of certified blessing givers will be offering Oneness Blessings, a non-denominational benediction and Oneness Energy transferred. The blessing can accelerate spiritual growth and deepening. Love Offering. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303237-8851 or

JULY 7, THURSDAY Nutritional Cleansing Presentation & Tasting–78:30pm. Learn about this new cleansing and fat burning system that is natural, safe and effective! Help your body eliminate toxins. Participants report an average weight loss of 9-12 pounds in just nine days! Includes a product tasting. Free. LifeSource Health Partners, 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP 303-934-3600 or

JULY 8, FRIDAY Awaken the Wise Wild Woman Within: A Journey Back to Self at Shoshoni Yoga Retreat - July 8 – 10; starts 4:30pm July 8, ends 5:30pm July 10. See Save the Date for info. Mothering Beyond Image Workshop: Living in the Shadow of the Too-Good Mother Weekend of Renewal – July 8-9. See Save the Date for info. Hornet Studio Artisans-Open House–7-9pm. Hand illustrated greeting cards from two different artists, Table linens, Sarah Campbell a well know clothing designer of unique women’s clothing. Plus wonderful silk scarves. Pre-book a 15-minute physic reading for only $10. Call David Stevens to pre-schedule reading 303-668-2358. The Hornet Restaurant 8 E. 1st Ave, #103, Denver. Denver Dumb Friends League Pet Care-a-Van Adoptions–11am-3pm. Your next family pet is waiting to meet you! Come adopt a cat or dog. Heros’ Pets, 8086 W. Bowles Ave., Unit N., Littleton. 303-972-1926 or Freedom from the Inside Out–5-6:30pm. Explore do-it-yourself techniques like EFT, The Emotion Code and inner body awareness to clear our energy blocks, emotional baggage and limiting beliefs. Group meets monthly. Free. Littleton. Vicki Nelson 303-955-7532 or

savethedate WORKSHOP: LIVING IN THE SHADOW OF THE TOOGOOD MOTHER WEEKEND OF RENEWAL Friday, July 8 (7-9pm) & Saturday, July 9 (10am-4pm) Based on the soon-to-be released book, Mothering Beyond Image, Dr. Patti Ashley provides mothers with a weekend of renewal and deeper awareness about the changing role of mothers. Learn more about how to live a more authentic, mindful and balanced experience of mothering in an often chaotic and hectic time. Activities that nurture and explore the experiences of women include art, music, dance, ritual, mediation and discussion. Friday night lecture FREE. Saturday $95/pp or $75/ two+. Boulder Integral, 2805 Broadway, Boulder. Dr. Patti Ashley, 720-5653388 or

600 HOUR CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPY PROGRAM Starts July 16 Denver Integrative Massage School is Affordable: The most competitive tuition rates in Colorado; offers Flexible Schedules: Open course modules, take 50 hours up to 600 hours and has a Thai Yoga Massage Focus: Increased earning power because of dual focus in BOTH Eastern and Western massage modalities. Contact or 720-270-3633.

JIFFY-LUBE FOR THE SOUL Every Tuesday, 5:30-6:45pm

Trance Medium Healing Clinic–7pm. Arrive early, bldg doors auto-lock at 6:55 PM. Open Channeling 7-7:30ish, Free. Followed by Healings $10. Trance medium healing is a dynamic process facilitating re-alignment and cleansing of the spiritual body. This clinic involves channeling, energy readings, and intense individual clearings. Plan some time for yourself after your healing. No appt necessary. Inner Connection Institute, 2755 S Locust St., Ste 213, Denver. 303-282-9439 or

Aura/Chakra Clearing Clinic: Gain mental clarity/relief of stress, increased creativity with 10-15 minute clearing. In our modern life we pick up and carry around with us a heavy energy load. Our student healers help you clear your own energy fields. Yoga of the Mind, 8 E. 1st Ave, #103, 1st & Broadway above The Hornet Restaurant. 303-668-2358.

Deep Truth: The Secret of 2012 and the New World Age Presentation with Gregg Braden–7pm and Saturday, July 9, 9am-5pm. We are at a pivotal tipping point in our existence…learn four new discoveries that forever change the way we’ve thought of ourselves in the past. This New York Times best-selling author is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science and spirituality. Friday: $30, Saturday: $70, Combination ticket: $90. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-2324079 or


Inspirational/Spiritual Movie Night – 7-9pm. The latest spiritual movies picked by Kay Ford Johnsen to share with our community. Check website for film. 2nd Friday of the Month. $10. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695.

JULY 9, SATURDAY Pet Healing Clinic – 1-2:30pm. Bring your pet (or its picture) to receive a pet healing! $10 per pet. Healings take 10-15 minutes. Just like people, pets can encounter energy that is foreign to who they are as spirit. A pet healing is an aura and chakra clearing for your pet, and can assist your pet in maintaining its health, vitality, and enthusiasm. Inner Connection Institute, 2755 S Locust St., Ste 213, Denver. 303-282-9439 or

July 8-10, starts 4:30pm July 8, ends 5:30pm July 10 Join Cheri Shanti and Shanti Medina for a weekend exploration and celebration of our authentic selves - the Wild and Wise Feminine Spirit! Diving deep, rooting down, rising up through yoga, music making, heart sharing, hiking in nature, drumming and journaling. Open to all women 18 years to 108 years in all life’s cycles. $215 Plus Lodging (details on website). Shoshoni Yoga Retreat, 1400 Shoshoni Camp Rd, Rollinsville, CO. Advanced Registration Required by contacting Shanti at or

BECOME A CERTIFIED REFLEXOLOGIST! Training Begins September, 2011 Comprehensive 305 hour, weekend classes. “Professional Foot, Hand and Ear Reflexology” prepares for rewarding career as a clinician who can make a difference. Just for Health School of Reflexology and Healing Arts, Englewood. State Approved and ARCB CE Provider. Rachel Lord or Luke Terry, 303-320-4367 or

JULY 2011


Hornet Studio Artisans-Open House–1-4pm. See July 8 for more info. The Hornet Restaurant 8 E. 1st Ave, #103, Denver. Sacred Contracts with Sean Michael Morris 10:30-2:30pm. What is your life’s purpose? What do you bring as gifts to others and to yourself? What did you come into this life to discover or learn? Guided meditation, discussion, and short writing exercises to explore these questions. Students will learn about sacred contracts - the agreements we made before we were born that we’re working to fulfill in life - how those contracts are made, what sorts of contracts we generally make, and the opportunity to discover one or more contracts we’re working on now. $45. Class size limited. Register in advance/Pay at class. Isis Healing Oasis, 2775 S. Braodway, Englewood.

JULY 10, SUNDAY Freedom from the Inside Out–5-6:30pm. See info July 8. Free. Littleton. Vicki Nelson 303-955-7532 or Wicca Year and a Day with Lisa Lanyon - 12:302:30pm. Reincarnation and Past Life Exploration. What do your past lives have to do with this life and how does Reincarnation work anyway? Come to this fun class and find out! Donation. Isis Healing Oasis, 2775 S. Braodway, Englewood.

JULY 12, TUESDAY Brain Balance Achievement Center – 6pm. Does your child have Academic, Social or Behavioral Concerns? We are hosting a free lecture. We are a research-based hemispheric learning center that uses

physical, sensory motor, academic and nutritional change to create optimum brain functions. Free. Brain Balance Achievement Center, 1211 Avery St. Golden. RSVP 303-278-1780, or

JULY 13, WEDNESDAY The Healing Power of Essential Oils–7-8:15pm. The class will include an info portion, Q&A, and the opportunity to explore some of the oils. Free. LifeSource Health Partners, 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP 303-934-3600 or Friends and Family Day–Noon-4pm. Enjoy 25% Off Pharmaca supplements, mini-facials*, makeovers*, chair massage, product samples, raffle drawings and more. Receive $30 in coupons** on event day. *For make-overs and mini-facials, we ask for a $10 reservation fee at time of sign-up. All participants will receive a $10 Pharmaca gift coupon at time of mini-facial/makeover. Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, 2700 Broadway, Boulder. 303- 442-0589. Keeping the Present Moment Clean–7:30-8:30pm. A Satsang is a gathering of spiritually-minded people who come together to study spiritual Teachings, and ultimately, to bring the Teachings into their daily lives. This month, the HUMUH Satsang will study a series of Wisdom Teachings by Wisdom Master Maticintin. Donations welcome. Full Moon Books and Event Center, 9106 W 6th Ave., Lakewood. 800-336-6015, or

JULY 14, THURSDAY Drum Circle with Shaman Rick Strong Feather and John Thunderheart Robinson –7-9pm. Join the community for Drum Circle, Dige Players,


Life-changing Book! • If you read this book and live the principles, it WILL change your life. • These “6 Keys to Success” work. • I am living proof - I have used them every day for 30 years.

Wellness Workshops–1pm and 7pm. Learn how to improve your health by improving your Nutrition. We will talk about Prevention and why we need to eat the colors of the rainbow. Free. Healthy smoothies will be served. RSVP Heather 303-753-2665.

JULY 15, FRIDAY A Night of Dance to Benefit Angels with Paws– 6:30pm. Multi-Cultural, Multi-Discipline Dance Performances including Argentine Tango, Lindy Hop, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Middle Eastern and more! All Proceeds benefit Angels with Paws Cat Rescue and Adoption Center. $10/Adults; $5/children 12 and under. Lakewood Link Recreation Center, 1295 S Reed St., Lakewood. 303-274-2264 or Colorado Integrative Medicine Conference: Focus on Mind-Body Medicine and Lifestyle Management – July 15, 6pm, thru 6pm on July 17. A holistic medical conference for health professionals and the public interested in learning, networking, and building a bridge between alternative medicine and conventional medicine based on sound science for clinical practice. Hosted by AlterMed Research Foundation and jointly sponsored by University of Colorado School of Medicine. With 9624 discount code -$357/ Physicians,$272/Allied Health, $236/General Public, $184/Students/Fellows/Residents. YMCA of the Rockies, 2525 Tunnel Road, Estes Park. More info or reg or 970-310-3030.

Enhance Your Life by Creating, Learning, Transforming! • Create and manifest your own reality and desires • Learn to meditate effectively to reduce stress and gain clarity • Read clairvoyantly to tap into universal wisdom “I am totally impressed with how classes and church are presented at ICI. I am encouraged to validate myself, live in the now and be who I am. What a gift!” –DML, Management Analyst


We invite you to attend: Free Guided Meditations • Meditation for Living Class Psychic Development Programs • Energy Healings • Professional Psychic Readings

Deberah Bringelson is a former Silicon Valley CEO that has been named 3 times “Most Influential Woman In Business,” Best known for negotiating a deal between Sir Richard Branson and Arnold Schwarzenegger (annual returns of $300 million), Published author.

Deberah is one of the most valuable resources I have ever had in terms of my personal and financial growth. Her breadth of wisdom in regard to my own challenges never ceases to amaze me. -Jesse D., CA


Flutes, Shamanic Healing, Sound Healing, and Messages from the StrongFeather and The ThunderHeart. Love offering/donation. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695.

JULY 16, SATURDAY 600 Hour Certified Massage Therapy Program - See Save the Date for info. Contact Hillary@ or 720-270-3633. July Full Moon Psychic Fair - 10:30-5:30pm. Find out the answers to your questions with the talented Psychics at Isis! Some of Colorado’s best psychics and intuitives will be on hand to answer your questions and help you to explore your options. Come prepared with your birth date, time and place. Chair massage and more available. All services (except astrology) $1.minute. Isis Healing Oasis, 2775 S. Braodway, Englewood. Tao of Bass–9:15pm. Every 3rd Saturday. Take your mind, body and soul to a higher place with Meditation at 9:15pm, Chinese Qigong at 9:20, and Free Aura/ Chakra Balancing sessions from 10pm-1am. DJ’s start playing at 10pm. $10. Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery, 800 E. 73rd Ave., Unit 11. 303-568-9406. Thai for the Table–9am-6pm. Introduction and modification of the Traditional Thai Massage style. TFT was created to be more accessible to current massage therapists and body-workers who would like to incorporate different techniques and different layers of awareness into their current practices on the massage table. $350, $50 deposit applied to cost. Denver Integrative Massage School, 2414 W 32nd Ave., Denver. 720-270-3633, or Tools for Kids–2-3pm. This class provides an opportunity for the young ones to learn the same life-changing skills we teach adults in a format just for them. Two workshops are scheduled to accommodate different ages. Topic: The Rose & Bubble - Boundaries. Saturday July 16th Age 6-10. Sunday July 17th Age 11-16. $25. Inner Connection Institute, North Side location: 4325 Harlan St., Wheat Ridge. 303-257-4797 or

JULY 17, SUNDAY Denver Dumb Friends League Lulu Mobile, Subsidized Spay/Neuter for DOGS–starts 7am. First come, first serve. $25 incl Rabies/Distemper vaccination, ear cleaning and nail trimming. Cost does NOT include bloodwork, owners visit vet before. No food/water 12 hours prior to surgery. Surgeries at Hero’s Pets in the Lulu Mobile surgery van by experienced veterinarians. Hero’s Pets, 8086 w. Bowles Ave, Unit N., Littleton. 303-972-1926, or Denver Dumb Friends League 303-751-5772 x 7276. Thai for the Table–9am-6pm. See description July 16. $350, $50 deposit applied to cost. Denver Integrative Massage School 2414 W 32nd Ave., Denver. 720-270-3633, or Community HU Song–10:30-11am. The public is invited to a community HU Chant, or HU Song, a gathering to sing the ancient love song to God, the HU. Community welcome, regardless of faith. Share the experience of the HU. Light refreshments and fellowship. Free. Crossroads Gardens, 1800 30th St., Ste 208 Boulder. ECKANKAR Center of Boulder Valley, 303-443-1610, Tools for Kids - 2-3pm. See description July 16. $25. Inner Connection Institute, North Side location: 4325 Harlan St., Wheat Ridge. 303-257-4797 or Drum Circle–5:30-7:30pm. Chanting 5:30-6pm, drumming 6-7:30pm. No experience necessary. Love Offering. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or

Men’s Growth Circle Presents How Your Purpose Can Restore Community with Collin Irish and Mike Oliveira–2:30-4:30pm. Discover the relationship between your purpose and the health of the community. Collin and Mike from Threshold Passages, Inc. (TPI) will share the emotional processing methods used in TPI’s Journey to Manhood and opportunities to mentor teenage boys. $7. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303232-4079 or


Introduction to Sanskrit and Devanagari–2:305:30pm. Workshop covers: introduction of alphabet sounds including chanting, devanagari with practice drills on writing and memorizing the script, conjuncts and writing in devanagari. Applies 10 hrs of Continuing Education for yoga teachers but is open to all. $200. PranaYoga and Ayurveda Mandala, 3333 Federal Blvd., Denver. Hansa 303-432-8099, or

JULY 19, TUESDAY Break Old Patterns and Choose YOU Free Class– 6-8pm. Finally acknowledge you are the infinite being you truly are, and step into generating the life you dream about. This class will teach you tools and processes that are designed to facilitate increased consciousness. Consciousness is the ability to continually awaken to more possibility, more choices and a better life. You will learn how to: Create change in your life , Release other people’s negative energy, Live in the state of unlimited possibilities. Fast Focusing Center, 88 Inverness Circle E, H-107, Centennial. 303-7088817 or Nutritional Cleansing Presentation & Tasting– 7-8:30pm. See info on July 7. LifeSource Health Partners 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP 303-934-3600 or Wellness Workshops–1pm and 7pm. Join us for a fun evening of smoothies and conversation. Learn why whole food is so important to our health and take home tips to getting our kids and grandkids back to eating those veggies! Healthy smoothies will be served. Free. RSVP Heather 303-753-2665. Free Days at Denver Botanic Gardens at York St. Free days for Colorado residents are held throughout the year at both Denver Botanic Gardens and Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

JULY 20, WEDNESDAY Oneness Blessing–5:30-6:30pm. See info July 6. Love Offering. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or

JULY 21, THURSDAY Intro to Chiropractic–7-8:15pm. Learn what causes back pain and why it “comes and goes.” Class will explore: how chiropractic works; which conditions respond to chiropractic care; the importance of the nervous system in overall health; and the basics of maintaining spinal health. Receive a postural analysis during the class or schedule a free in-depth spinal analysis. Free. LifeSource Health Partners, 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP 303-934-3600 or Oneness Deekshas & Sacred Sound with Ann Hines & Donna Baldwin –7-9pm. Experience a Oneness Deeksha with live Sacred Sound from crystal bowls and native American flute. Deeksha is a Divine intelligent energy transfer that causes a neurobiological transformation within the brain. It is not a teaching or concept, but rather an experience or

Big Push by Paul David Bond Pesqueira Paul Bond’s magic realism art illuminates a dreamlike world where anything is possible, as he deftly juxtaposes and rearranges common elements to convey universal spiritual or metaphysical ideas. Sometimes, his paintings are simply uplifting illusions, expressing the whimsical, surreal and fantastic side of life. They are always soothing, visual meditations that delight the imagination and stir the soul. Rearranging familiar objects gives Bond the visual symbols he uses as a language to reflect an emotion or thought he’s entertaining at the moment. “Often, a painting is born from something randomly seen from a car window or a line in a novel or song,” he explains. “If it stirs my curiosity, it finds its way into my work.” About Big Push, he says, “This was inspired by a photo I had taken of my favorite model in a nearby park, looking down from a swing. I immediately hit on the idea of her swinging at a ridiculously high altitude—joyful, with unflinching confidence and courage.” View the artist’s portfolio at

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process that supports all paths or beliefs. Love Offering/$20 suggested Donation. Journeys For Conscious Living 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695 or

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Aspen DeCew-Hot Seat Nights–6:30-9:30pm. See description July 5. $20/Pre-reg; $30/door. 303-730-6695 or Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695 or

AUGUST 3, WEDNESDAY CCC: Consciousness Conversations & Contemplations – 6:45-10pm. See description July 6. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695 or

AUGUST 11, THURSDAY Drum Circle with Shaman Rick Strong Feather and John Thunderheart Robinson–7-9pm. See description July 14. Love offering/donation. Journeys For Conscious Living 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695 or

AUGUST 12, FRIDAY Inspirational/Spiritual Movie Night -– 7-9pm. See description July 8. $10. Journeys For Conscious Living 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695 or

AUGUST 21, SUNDAY Women, Wheels & Wine–8:30am-6:30pm. Yeti Beti Team members lead this fun and engaging day for women that includes professional instruction, catered lunch and tips on bike fit, training and maintenance, Yoga for Athletes class, use of pool and hot tub, and bike gear raffle. The day finishes with wine and cheese reception. All abilities welcome! Advanced reservations required. $95/ person. 20% lodging discount for participants. Request WW&W rate. 800-933-4339. Devil’s Thumb Ranch, 3530 County Rd 83, Tabernash. 970-726-8231, or Oneness Deekshas & Sacred Sound with Ann Hines & Donna Baldwin –7-9pm. See info July 18. Love Offering/$20 suggested Donation. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695 or

Adult Survival Series: Learn survival skills such as fire by friction, flint-knapping, wild edibles and more. 6 sessions is Sept & Oct. Wild Earth’s Children, 303-823-0875. Teen Survival Series: Make fire by friction, build shelters, find wild edibles, track animals and more. 6 sessions in Sept & Oct. Wild Earth’s Children, 303-823-0875.

SEPTEMBER Become a Certified Master Herbalist – Training Begins September. See Save the Date for info. Family Earth Adventures - For children and their parents to discover the secrets of the Earth together. You’ll be making fire by friction, building shelters, tracking animals, discovering wild edibles, playing games, enjoying stories, and much more. 4 sessions in Sept & Oct. Wild Earth’s Children, 303-823-0875.


Holistic Healing/Psychic/Vendor Fair – 11am6pm. J4CL offers an exciting fair with an variety of complimentary healing modalities including massage, shamanic, foot baths, reiki, cord cutting, healing touch, oils, crystal bowls, and bars. Readers include palmistry, tarot, intuitive, astrological and vendors include crystals, jewelry, oils, clothing, and more. $20/20 min or per healer/reader/vendor. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695.

Earth Philosophy: Discover techniques that allow you to commune with nature, the Earth and yourself as never before as we delve into the world of the ‘spirit-that-moves-through-allthings’. 4 sessions in Sept & Oct. Wild Earth’s Children, 303-823-0875. earthphilosophy.html

Inspirational Movie Night at Mile Hi Church– 7pm. The Celestine Prophecy - The prophecy of a worldwide spiritual awakening gradually begins to come into focus in director Armand Mastroianni’s sweeping adaptation of James Redfield’s best-selling novel. Panel discussion after movie. Love Offering. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or


Akashic Records – Record of the Soul Journey with Jennifer Garcia - 9:30am-12:30pm. What are the Akashic Records? How do we access this infinite source of wisdom? Join me on a journey of the soul to answer these questions and much more as we explore the records. We will discover how the records can help you in all areas of life and gain a deeper knowledge of self. All are welcome! $35. Isis Healing Oasis, 2775 S Broadway, Englewood. or

Run the Ranches Series at Devil’s Thumb Ranch–10am-1pm. Featuring trail runs from 2 to 10 miles, the Run the Ranches Series is designed for walkers and runners of all ages and abilities. The Series dates are 8/14 at Drowsy Water Ranch, 8/21 at Granby Ranch and finishes at Devil’s Thumb Ranch 9/18. Some proceeds to Headwaters Trail Alliance, a non-profit organization that maintains and links trails in Grand County. $20/adult (13 and older); $10 kids ages 6-12; free kids 5 and under. Devil’s Thumb Ranch, 3530 County Rd 83, Tabernash. On-line registration at 800-9334339, or

OCTOBER Coyote Mentoring: Learn how to re-connect children with the natural world, and how to create passion, independence and a love for life in the next generation. 4 sessions in October. Wild Earth’s Children, 303-823-0875.

COMING IN 2012 The Trip of a Lifetime: Egypt 2012 with Louise OLIVI February 28 to March 10, 2012 – See Save the Date for more info. Louise Olivi,, 203- 469-1712.

AUGUST 24, WEDNESDAY Heal The Healers – 7-9pm. See info July 27. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695 or


JULY 24, SUNDAY Satsang and Kirtan with Swami Dharmananda– 6:30-8:30pm. Satsanga is a means to be in the company of the wise. Swami Dharmananda has opened his heart to spend an evening sharing his wisdom. Start with a short kirtan (chanting) then Swamiji will share and take questions about living the Spiritual life and close with Arti, a chant and offering of the Light of Wisdom. Suggested Donation $18. PranaYoga and Ayurveda Mandala, 3333 Federal Blvd., Denver. Hansa 303-4328099, or Free Special Event – Energy Healing Methods – Noon – 3pm. Have you been curious about some of the healing methods you’ve heard of that employ the focused use of Energy to balance, clear and strengthen the body’s healing functions? Well, here’s your chance to experience some of these methods and hear about how and why they work. Ginny Brook- Reflexology Noon; Regina Sisco –Theta Healing 1pm; Samana – Healing Touch 2pm; Barb VanHorn–Eclectic Energy Healing 3pm. Isis Healing Oasis, 2775 S Broadway, Englewood.

JULY 27, WEDNESDAY This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. ~Dalai Lama

Heal The Healers–7-9pm. This night is designed for healers to both give and receive. Share your gifts and get your time of healing on the table as well. All healers are invited. Bring your energy, tools, and a snack to share. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695 or Wellness Workshops–1pm and 7pm. Celebrate and improve your health! Learn take-home tips on improving your health and the health of your loved ones. Whole food is the key. Healthy smoothies will be served. FREE. RSVP Heather 303-753-2665. Foundations of Ayurveda Training–6-8:30pm. This 132-hour program is an introduction to Ayurvedic philosophy and provides a means for understanding

the concepts of Ayurveda. The sessions build one upon the other, allowing the knowledge to unfold into a profound comprehension of Ayurveda. Wednesday evenings and one weekend each month. $2626. PranaYoga and Ayurveda Mandala, 3333 Federal Blvd., Denver. Hansa 303-432-8099, pyamandala@ or Living Impeccably–7:30-8:30pm. A Satsang is a gathering of spiritually-minded people who come together to study spiritual teachings and bring the teachings into their daily lives. This month, the HUMUH Satsang will study a series of Wisdom Teachings by Wisdom Master Maticintin. Donations welcome. Full Moon Books and Event Center, 9106 W 6th Ave., Lakewood. 800-336-6015, office@ or

JULY 28, THURSDAY Introduction to Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT)–6:30-8pm. Learn more about mindfulness and how this advanced skills-based training can help you restructure thoughts and feelings, improve interpersonal effectiveness, decrease emotional distress, and increase happiness and joy. $20. Deer Creek Counseling 7345 S. Pierce St., Ste 110 Littleton. RSVP to 720-663-7702. Brain Balance Achievement Center–12pm. See description July 12. Free. Brain Balance Achievement Center 1211 Avery St. Golden. RSVP 303278-1780, or

JULY 29, FRIDAY Sacred Woman, Holy Life with Rev. Cynthia James–7-10pm and Saturday, July 30, 9am-5:30 pm. A creative and experiential adventure for women. This will be an exploration and discovery journey to uncover and fully express the true purpose for life as a woman through rituals, movement, music and creative expression. $95. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-232-4079 or Was Your Child’s School Year As Good As You Hoped?–5:45-7pm. If your child struggles in school and dreads starting school again in the fall, neurofeedback can help. EEG biofeedback prepares the brain to learn, allows increased attention, assists with info processing, reduces distractability and ADHD behavior. Free. Healing Unleashed, LLC 3609 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. 303-986-0492 or

JULY 30, SATURDAY Angels with Paws Cat Rescue Fundraising Garage Sale–9am-3pm. Fundraiser to benefit Angels with Paws Cat Rescue and Adoption Center. Great deals on clothes, CDs, toys, tools, electronics, furniture, baby items, books, household items, and baked goods. Free. 2540 Youngfield St., Lakewood. 303-274-2264 or Making and Using Flower Essences–9-11:30am. Flower essences are a form of vibrational healing similar to homeopathy and acupuncture. They are incredibly simple to make and wondrously effective for emotional, psychological, behavioral issues. $50/members; $57/nonmembers. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver. 720-865-3580 or

ongoingevents sunday Canine Nail Trimmings - 12-5pm. $5/regular trim, $7/dremmel trim. Appointment/info please call or email Hero’s Pets at 303-972-1926 or herospets@

monday Ashtanga Vinyasa Free Flow Yoga w/EmySol– 6:30pm. Exhilarating and complete Yoga practice using Ujjayi breath to flow from one asana (pose) to another. Increase stamina, develop strength and flexibility, stimulate internal organs, improve circulation and alleviate stress. Ends with savasana (deep relaxation) and short meditation. EmySol -Ananda Shakti Ma. Call for pricing. No exp. req’d. 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695 or

tuesday Jiffy Lube for the Soul: Aura and Chakra Clearing Clinic–5:30-6:45pm. Gain mental clarity, relieve stress and increase creativity. Meditation, sleep and vacations all offer the opportunity to relax; explore Aura/Chakra clearing as an option. Our student healers will help you clear your own energy field in a 15 min session. The Hornet Restaurant 8 E. 1st Ave., #103. 303-668-2358 or Laughter Yoga–8-8:45am. Laughter yoga is scientifically proven to boost the immune system, reduce stress and provide a comprehensive workout. No special equipment, clothes or abilities required. Free. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver. 720-865-3580 or Community Thai Yoga Massage Student Clinic–11:30am-5pm. Student practicum sessions available to the public! In Thailand you still find traditional, community massage setting. Our sessions combine Thai yoga massage with Asian and Western massage techniques. $21/60 min, $28/90 min. Denver Integrative Massage School, 2414 W. 32nd Ave., Denver. Appt req 720-252-2716 or

wednesday Canine Nail Trimmings–Noon-4pm. See info on Sunday. Hero’s Pets at 303-972-1926 or


Reiki for Animals with Reiki Master Practitioner Annie Morrissey– Reiki is Universal Life Force Energy that heals, balances and nurtures. Through a gentle “hands-on” process, you and your companion animal will experience relief from stress, pain and arthritis. Pets often take on their owner’s health ailments so sharing a Reiki treatment doubles the benefit. $30/30 mins. Hero’s Pets, 303-972-1926 or

Introduction to Sanskrit and Devanagari–2:305:30pm. See info July 17. PranaYoga and Ayurveda Mandala, 3333 Federal Blvd., Denver. Hansa 303-4328099, or

Ashtanga Vinyasa Free Flow Yoga w/EmySol – 6:30pm. See description Mondays. 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695.

Free Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing–6-7pm. A healing is an energy clearing, like an “energy car wash.” During a healing, we release negative energy that is blocking you from growth and stopping you from creating the life you desire. Donations welcome. Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio, 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino, Founder of Journey Within, 720-413-7303, or Free Healing Energy Massage in Denver–12:151pm & 5:45-6:15pm. A healing is an energy clearing, like a psychic shower. During a healing, energy one does not need is cleared, including blocks to growth and flow. Clarity and contentment are restored. Donations welcome. Daytime and Evening clinics happen every Wednesday. Inner Connection Institute Denver location: 2755 S Locust St., Ste 213, Denver. 303282-9439 or

thursday Community Thai Yoga Massage Student Clinic– 11:30am-5pm. See Tuesday info. Free Healing Energy Massage in Wheat Ridge– 6:30-7:30pm. A healing is an energy clearing, like a psychic shower. During a healing, energy one does not need is cleared, including blocks to growth and flow. Clarity and contentment are restored. Donations appreciated, but not required. Mini-readings available after clinic- $10. Inner Connection Institute North Side location: 4325 Harlan St., Wheat Ridge. 303257-4797 or Free Aura and Chakra Healings–6-7pm. Negative energy will be gently removed from your body and then replaced with your own positive energy. You will feel great and be ready take your next steps. Free. Free psychic readings 7-8:30pm. Boulder Psychic Institute, 1332 Pearl St, Boulder. 303-530-0920 or

friday Modern-Day Meditation–7:30-9pm. This meditation uses all types of music and guides people to a more calm and open state, to think clearly about solutions for daily life changes and find a deeper spiritual connection within. 1st class free. Colorado Health and Wellness Center, 126 W 5th Ave., Denver. Center of the Golden One, Diane Walker-Allison 800-338-3788 or Low-Cost Community Wellness Clinic–9am-7pm. 1st and 3rd Fridays by appt ONLY. Therapeutic massage, Brennan Healing Science, holistic bodywork, energy work, cosmetology, stress mgmnt consult, shamanic journey, hypnotherapy, nutritional consult, herbalist, psychic readers, crystal attunements, healing touch, private yoga classes and more! Some practitioners avail throughout the week. $45/ sliding scale. Stress Management Services Wellness Coop in Boulder. Call Marie at 720-877-1727 or

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