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appiness is a topic that is near and dear to all of us, evident from the mounds of excellent editorial we received this month. From energy workers weighing in, to counselors and coaches, you will find pearls of wisdom in every page. If you believe His Holiness the Dalai Lama (the spiritual leader of Tibet and committed “to the promotion of basic human values or secular ethics in the interest of human happiness,” according to his website), most certainly we are meant to SEEK happiness – a verb of the highest priority. Why is the challenge of seeking happiness so important? When you actively seek a happier life, you are living more consciously, focused and co-creating positive change. You are inspiring others, and sharing a higher vibration with those around you. You will be astounded at the myriad of people and opportunities that come your way because you are in alignment with the energy of the Universe or God or Spirit or Source, take your pick. You will get closer and closer to living from love rather than ego. It’s appropriate to honor Fathers and Father-figures with this Happiness issue too. Even though we wish we could have fit in more editorial specifically for Dads, we figured you’d get a lot out of it anyway. We dedicate this issue to Doug’s brother Tom, a tough yet infinitely loving Dad whose kids always know they are seen and important. His happiness is unmistakable, because his kids light the way. To read all the great tips in Natural Awakenings this month, and to actually follow a few of them, today, that is the challenge. Don’t let the dust settle on this issue – use it to start living a happier life today.

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newsbriefs Craniosacral Summer Session


tienne Peirsman and his Craniosacral School of the Masters begins classes on July 9th in Santa Fe, NM. No previous experience is necessary as anyone can learn to apply the basics including professional bodyworkers, massage therapists, polarity therapists, rolfers, acupuncturists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, doctors, and chiropractors. Etienne has been teaching for over 23 years, bringing his life experience to the classroom. As a Master of Meditation, Etienne says he has “developed a unique teaching style over the past two decades that adds a compassionate and meditative depth to the methods used by the Upledger Institute and combines a practical, no-nonsense approach with the biodynamic style.” For the complete schedule, more information and to register call 505-428-9203 or see

New Scholarships at Rolf Institute of Structural Integration


he Rolf ® Institute of Structural Integration in Boulder is offering two new tuition scholarships, along with Veterans Administration and Title IV financial aid for students interested in becoming a Certified Rolfer. The assistance can help those looking toward becoming practitioners skilled in manipulating fascia—the connective tissue that surrounds all body organs—to improve the body’s structure, providing easier breathing and overall flexibility. The Jim Jones Tuition Scholarship, honoring the Institute’s late Director of Education, covers the full tuition, valued at more than $18,000, for the Basic Rolfing Training program; application deadline is December 1. Research professionals and college students in graduate programs who are researching and publishing in peer-reviewed journals can apply now for the Research Tuition Scholarship that provides 50 percent coverage of tuition. 5055 Chapparral Ct., Ste. 103, Boulder. For more information or to apply, call 303-449-5903. See ad page 26.

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Pathweavers Retreat: Your Wisdom Story


onna DeNomme announces “a delightfully engaging weekend to explore, expand and express the beauty and depth of your personal wisdom story” during the 21st Pathweavers Retreat August 26-28 in Grand Lake. Donna offers this indoor/outdoor program by drawing on a background as a shamanic healer, ceremonial leader, and Master Success Coach. Experience guided imagery meditations, yoga, nature walks, integrative rituals, contemplative moments, and s’mores and laughter around a cozy campfire. Fees include lodging, meals and program. Ask about friends-signing-up-together discounts; $395 by June 15th; $425 by July 15th. Contact Donna at 303-271-0510 or

Free Healings in June


atasha Deakins is offering free, 30-minute professional healings for Natural Awakenings readers. These free sessions are offered June 14th & 21st to first-time in-person clients. “Are you ready to change your life and stop repeating negative patterns that don’t serve your Divine Self?” asks Natasha. Get positive life altering changes by releasing blockages, fears and worries from your chakras. Appointment necessary. Spots limited. 1800 30th St, Suite 309, Boulder. 720-499-8469 or See ad page 23.

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oAnne Palladino of Sacred Unity Healing is launching her new website June 1 at The new website will include free audio meditations and/ or blessings once per month when you sign up for her email list. Additionally, the site will offer handmade, one-of-a-kind mala beads and bracelets, forgiveness practice beads, sacred essential oils such as “Christ Scent” and “Rose” and “The Way of Mastery” full volume book. JoAnne is a channel for Shmaya, the Beings of Light who have come during this time to help souls awaken and support the ascension on the planet. As an intuitive and reiki master-teacher, JoAnne’s healing practice centers around cultivating selflove and self-acceptance; as JoAnne says, “bringing people back to themselves.” You can also find workshops, retreats and Shmaya gatherings, as well as other events JoAnne will hold or attend on See listing page 32.

newsbriefs Free E-Motion Movie June 16


njoy a free, inspirational movie night June 16 from 6:30-8:30pm at Koelbel Library, 5955 S Holly St, Centennial. According to promotors, the movie E-motion imagines a world where everyone is manifesting from their heart the perfect creation that’s inside each of us; a world where abundance, inner peace, longevity and loving relationships abound, with E-motion experts from around the world sharing their wisdom and negative emotion clearing techniques to light a new pathway for humanity. See a trailer here: RSVP e-motionmovie. For more info, contact Sharon Shores at

BandShell Boogie Summer Dance Series


ree Motion has partnered with The City of Boulder to launch ‘BandShell Boogie Dance Party’ Summer Series, which offers 10 weekly dance gatherings from June 6th - August 15th, held at the Boulder Bandshell and adjoining civic area 1212 Canyon Blvd. All activities are free. Each event will be a DJ’d Dance Party from 7-9pm incorporating a cross-section of electronic dance music to appeal to a wide-ranging audience comprised of people of all ages. Events will be alternating weeks of Movement Mondays - Ecstatic Dance Electronic Music and MultiGenre Dance Party Music, a combination of Disco/Funk, Hip Hop/Rap and Club/Pop.

Free Food Education with NTI


utrition Therapy Institute (NTI), a leading educational institution focused on the scientific study of nutrition and how it affects systems of the body, offers ways to learn more about how food affects all of the systems in your body with a free telesession June 22nd, 4p.m., and open house June 27th, 6p.m. at 1510 York St., Ste 204 in Denver. The school takes a holistic approach to health and wellness with an emphasis on real solutions for real people. Classroom and online courses are offered such as Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner, Master Nutrition Therapist and Natural Foods Chef. For more information, contact 303-377-3974 or

6th Annual VegFest Colorado July 23-24


he 6th annual VegFest Colorado (VFC), a health and environmental fair, takes place July 23-24, at the Exhibit Hall, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W 6th Ave., in Golden. VFC offers two days of family-friendly activities including speakers, cooking demonstrations by nationally acclaimed chefs and cookbook authors, food sampling, exhibitors, food trucks, movies, activities for children and more. Learn from renowned luminaries about health, diet, environmental and animal rights issues, and the advantages of embracing a compassionate, cruelty-free, plant-based lifestyle. Featured speakers for 2015 include: Plant Based Diets: What’s the Evidence in 2016? by Andrew Freeman MD, FACC, FACP; How to Be Good at Doing Great by Nick Cooney, founder of the Humane League; How Not to Die by Michael Greger, M.D.; One Doctor’s Journey to the Plant-Based Diet by Laurie Marbas, MD, MBA; Food for Thought: How a Greener Diet Can Transform You and the Planet by Dr. Joanne Kong; and workshops by Hillary Rettig, author of The 7 Secrets of the Prolific: The Definitive Guide to Overcoming Procrastination, Perfectionism and Writer’s Block. Cooking demos include Alan Roettinger, author of Speed Vegan, Paleo Vegan and Extraordinary Vegan; Debbie Devore, creator of Almost Vegan Cooking School; JL Fields, author of Vegan Pressure Cooking; Dustin Harder The Vegan Roadie; and Kelley Williamson & Jerry Casados, NTP. VegFest opens 10:30am-6pm both days. Sponsorship and exhibitor booths are still available. See ad page 23.

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Causes of Autoimmune Disease • GLUTEN INTOLERANCE – Dr. Aristo Vojdani, Cyrex labs’ panel #3 tests for 24 antibodies that your body may produce against gluten, wheat, wheat germ, and others is one of the most thorough. • LOW DIVERSITY OF YOUR GUT MICROBIOME – Research indicates a clear connection with intestinal permeability (leaky gut) and a poor gut bacterial environment (fewer species and poorer diversity). If you have ever taken antibiotics (even just once) your body is potentially at risk here. • HORMONE DEFICIENCIES – Vitamin D, estrogen and testosterone all help to regulate the gut and have powerful immune suppressing effects. Large swings in these hormones during puberty, menopause, pregnancies, or chronic stress increase the chance for developing an autoimmune condition. • SMALL INTESTINAL BACTERIAL OVERGROWTH OR CANDIDIASIS – I find about a 90% rate of infections in my practice - parasites, virus, yeast or bacterial overgrowth. The severity of infections correlates directly with the severity of musculoskeletal inflammation, pain and tissue damage! • MYCOTOXINS – These are toxic substances produced by mold species. Only urine testing can assess if you have been exposed to their toxic components. • PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS – Chemicals like DDT, PCBs and common plastics like BPA and BPH are linked to autoimmune diseases. Thyroid peroxidase antibodies are intimately connected to plastics and anyone with thyroid disease should be careful to minimize exposure. • CHRONIC STRESS AND ADRENAL FATIGUE – Chronic stress changes our microbiome and thins the mucous barrier of the intestines. • MTHFR MUTATIONS (AKA SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE POLYMORPHISMS) – This genetic marker codes for detoxification ability and can be tested through any conventional lab. The MTHFR gene allows us to detoxify toxins such as lead and mercury and the more mutations you have the more requirements you will have for B6, B12 and folic acid so that you can continue to detoxify! • DEPLETED GLUTATHIONE – Glutathione is the powerhouse detoxifying molecule in our body. It is recycled if we consume a diverse and abundant diet – but depleted as our body becomes more toxic or if we have alterations to GSTP1 or GSTM1 genes that code for glutathione. • HEAD TRAUMA – Research confirms that the brain is a target of attack after traumatic brain injury or repetitive concussions. Gene testing of APOe can indicate if you are at higher risk of manifesting brain disease after head injury. Read Dr. Ian Holloman’s blog at See ad page 3.

Habits of the Happiest People


appy people don’t find happiness like you’d find a penny on the ground; they make it happen, with action. Cultivating happiness habits can make a marked difference in your life.

 Be deliberately optimistic. Optimism is imperative to emotional wellness.  Prioritize mindfully. Consistently align choices, intentions and actions with the top priorities of love, happiness and health.  Put yourself first. It’s the best way to bring your A game to everyone else.  Be a prolific seeker. Seek beauty, joy, adventure, pleasure, growth and powerful meaning in all areas of life. Let life move you to possibility, opportunity and gratitude.  Don’t make things personal. Absolutely nothing others say or do is about you, ever.  Examine the worst that can happen. Many of the limitations you’re placing on yourself aren’t real—they’re illusions.  Practice loving-kindness. Making this a habit changes the vibration of your life and the lives of those around you. Plus it feels great. Kristi Ling is the author of “Operation Happiness: The 3-Step Plan to Creating a Life of Lasting Joy, Abundant Energy, and Radical Bliss.”


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E-Cigarettes Produce Free Radicals


lectronic cigarette use, or vaping, is on the rise as many consider it a healthier alternative to smoking. However, in a study published in the American Chemical Society journal Chemical Research in Toxicology, researchers from the Penn State University College of Medicine report that ecigarettes produce considerable levels of reactive free radicals created by the high-temperature heating coils that warm up the nicotine solution. Dr. John Richie, a professor at Penn State and senior author of the research, says, “The identification of these radicals in the aerosols means that we can’t just say e-cigarettes are safe because they don’t contain tobacco. They are potentially harmful.” The researchers found that levels of free radicals in ecigarettes are between 100 to 1,000 times less than the levels produced by tobacco cigarettes, still making them a better choice than traditional cigarettes although they still carry risk. Richie explains, “The levels of radicals that we’re seeing are more than what you might get from a heavily air-polluted area, but less than what you might find in cigarette smoke.” Previous research has found that e-cigarette smoke also contains aldehydes that can potentially cause cellular and tissue damage.

Medicinal Mushroom Heals HPV R

esearch from the University of Texas Medical School and Health Science Center has found that a medicinal mushroom extract may be able to eradicate human papillomavirus (HPV), a common sexually transmitted disease. Presented last fall at the 11th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology, in Houston, the clinical study treated 10 women that tested positive for HPV with the mushroom mycelia extract called active hexose correlated compound (AHCC). The patients were given three grams of the AHCC once a day for six months or longer. Eight of them tested negative for HPV after the period, including three that were confirmed HPV-eradicated after stopping the AHCC treatment. The two other patients continued receiving the extract. A phase II clinical trial led by Dr. Judith Smith, a professor at the UT Medical School, will be conducted.

Awe and Wonder Prime Physical Health T

wo related studies from the University of California, Berkeley, suggest that the act of admiring the beauty of nature with awe and wonder can decrease inflammation in the body. More than 200 adults reported their experiences of emotions on a particular day, including amusement, awe, compassion, joy, contentment and pride. Samples of the subjects’ gum and cheek tissues were analyzed for cytokines, and the researchers found those that cited emotions of awe, wonder and amazement had the lowest levels of the pro-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6). UC Berkeley professor and co-author of the research Dacher Keltner, Ph.D., says, “That awe, wonder and beauty promote healthier levels of cytokines suggests that the things we do to experience these emotions—a walk in nature, losing oneself in music, beholding art—have a direct influence upon health and life expectancy.”

Ashwagandha Pumps Up Testosterone


ow testosterone levels can be problematic for men as they age. Fortunately, Mother Nature produces her own form of testosterone booster: the herb ashwagandha. Research published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition tested 57 men between the ages of 18 and 50. They were divided into two groups—one was given 300 milligrams of the herbal extract twice a day for eight weeks; the other ingested a placebo for the same period. Both groups underwent supervised muscle training programs for the duration of the study. The men that took the ashwagandha had significantly higher levels of circulating testosterone compared to the placebo group. The ashwagandha group also experienced an increase in muscle mass in the chest and arms, yielding an average arm muscle size of 8.6 centimeters, compared to the placebo group’s 5.3 centimeters. Those men in the ashwagandha group also exhibited faster reductions of creatine kinase, a marker for the type of muscle fiber injury that occurs during strenuous exercise, following workouts.


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Amidst the growing pollinator crisis and due to public pressure, Aldi Süd, the German supermarket chain with stores in the U.S., has become the first major European retailer to ban pesticides toxic to bees, including the neonicotinoids imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam, from fruits and vegetables produced for their stores. Starting in January, Aldi produce suppliers have had to ensure their cultivation practices exclude eight pesticides identified as toxic to bees. Other retailers in the U.S. and Europe are also beginning to shun bee-toxic pesticides. Home Depot will no longer use the class of pesticides known as neonics on 80 percent of its flowering plants; completing the phase-out in 2018. Lowe’s is ending the sale of products containing neonicotinoid pesticides within 48 months. Smaller retailers are also working on removing neonics and other toxic pesticides from their shelves. The science has become increasingly clear that pesticides, working individually or synergistically, play a critical role in the ongoing decline of honeybees and other pollinators. Bees in the U.S. and Europe have seen unprecedented losses over the last decade, and bee-toxic pesticides like neonicotinoids have consistently been implicated as a major contributing factor. Source:

Swedes’ Solution Six-Hour Workday Reaps Benefits Many Americans work 50 hours a week or more because they think they’ll get more done and reap the benefits later. However, according to a metastudy published in The Lancet, people that clock a 55-hour week have a 33 percent greater risk of stroke and 13 percent higher risk of developing coronary heart disease than those that maintain a 35- to 40-hour work week. Data from 25 studies that monitored the health of 600,000 people from the U.S., Europe and Australia for up to 8.5 years were analyzed. Paul Kelley, of Oxford University’s Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute, notes that even a traditional nine-to-five workday is at odds with peoples’ internal body clocks, contributing to sleep deprivation. Now Sweden is moving toward a standard six-hour workday, with some businesses having already implemented the change. Linus Feldt, CEO of Stockholm app developer Filimundus, reports that the shift has maintained productivity while decreasing staff conflicts, because people are happier and better rested. Several Toyota service centers in Gothenburg that switched to a six-hour day 13 years ago also report happier staff, a lower turnover rate and increased ease in enticing new hires. A Swedish retirement home has embarked on a yearlong experiment to compare the costs and benefits of a shorter working day. Source:

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8 Annual Holistic Globe Expo comes to Denver


ind self-empowerment, inspiration and kindred connections at the Holistic Globe Expo, a fair and networking event, in Denver Saturday, June 25th from 1- 5pm at the Denver Marriott City Center, 1701 California St. Experience personal or professional breakthroughs by exploring healing modalities, trying a new product, mingling with likedminded seekers and supporting local experts. e The Expo features vendors, free lectures, innovative workshops and the finest products and resources of the industry and local holistic scenes. Exhibit categories i iinclude l d h healing li arts, body-mind-spirit, self-help, holistic wellness, green living, environmental resources, eco-fashion, corporate wellness, alternative healing, integrative healthcare, beauty, fitness, nutrition and new thought resources. “Healthy living and conscious choices are no longer a ‘privilege’ but a profound and very personal goal for betterment, and now it’s the time to make it happen for every single one of us. Our nation’s openness and readiness is stronger than ever and our event platform is supportive and an open invitation for this positive integration,” says Maria Baez, founder and CEO. Free admission with online RSVP. For event details, scheduled locations, ticketing and participation opportunities visit HolisticAuthority.Org. See ad page 18.

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ecotip Banish Bugs Safely Keep Winged Visitors Away from Outdoor Events Warding off summertime mosquitoes and flies to maintain outdoor fun is especially important given the new disease potential of the mosquito-borne Zika and West Nile viruses. Here are some naturally protective measures. Remove stale, standing water outside the home—including swimming pool covers, clogged rain gutters and buckets—and turn over clay pots and plastic containers, as they all can be prime mosquito-breeding spots, suggests the Maryland Department of Agriculture. Alternatively, a toxin-free backyard pond or water garden can be stocked with mosquito fish like gambusia that feed on and consume large quantities of insect larvae. Avoid applying potent perfumes, soaps and lotions prior to an outdoor event, because such scents attract insects. It always helps to wear light, long-sleeve shirts and pants to protect more skin. Grow plants with odors mosquitoes don’t like. suggests citronella, horsemint (aka bee balm), marigolds, ageratum (floss flowers) and catnip. also likes lavender, thyme, lemongrass, anything in the mint family and even basil; rub fresh or dried leaves on the skin or apply lavender flowers or oil, especially on hot spots (neck, underarms or behind ears). Use a non-toxic, plastic-free insect-repelling band for kids. Avoid conventional insect repellents, as many contain diethyltoluamide (DEET), one of the top five contaminants of U.S. waterways. Chemicals rinse off into shower and bath drains during later wash-ups.

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Energy Healing & Happiness ROUNDTABLE How Does Energy Healing Contribute to Happiness? JULIE DICKINSON


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nergy Healing contributes to happiness because it connects us to our natural state of being. Our natural state of being is a state of oneness. It is from this place of oneness that we experience high levels of bliss and feel our connection to all things. Energy Healings helps us to consciously connect our personal energy to the energy of the Mother Earth and Father God. Dis-ease occurs when we have lost this connection to our Divine Mother (Earth) and Divine Father (God) and energy healing is what allows us to return to our Source. Energy healing is the bridge that allows us to heal on all levels of our being and return us to our natural state of oneness and happiness. Happiness is simply a state of consciousness within ourselves and if there were a happiness “toolkit” it would include the following: Love, joy, appreciation, gratitude, and compassion. If we are choosing to feel love, joy, appreciation, gratitude and compassion for ourselves and our life, then happiness will soon become our natural state of existence. If you can adopt the belief system that everything is here to help you, then you will soon learn to experience happiness even in unpleasant situations. There is a Hafiz poem that says “Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.” Happiness wants to unite with you, there is nothing separating you from happiness except for the barriers you have created against love. Drop your barriers to love and happiness will saturate your body, mind and spirit. See listing page 31. 


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hen you receive an Energy Healing, it’s like an energy car wash, you can and will shift how your feel. Whether you pray, meditate or work out, you have the choice to move out energy. The most common excuse I hear is I don’t have time. Trust me when I say it doesn’t have to take that long, you can create a healing practice for yourself just by being conscious about your thoughts for 2 minutes (while you brush your teeth) or 20 minutes (walking the dog). By changing your thoughts you can change your life. Two common things that I notice when I work with people are that we worry about the future, which is not even here yet, or we hold onto things that have happened to us in the past, carrying extra baggage around us. That takes away from living in the moment, being right here right now. If you experience anxiety you are more likely living in the future. When you are reliving or holding onto the past this can cause sadness or depression. I am fortunate to be surrounded with people who are choosing to see the good in the world, letting go of limiting thoughts, negative thoughts and patterns or beliefs that limit their happiness. What type(s) of energy healing do you practice? My main healing practice is connecting with my (or the other persons) Guides

or Angels, Archangels so I can communicate any messages or help remove any energy that is not a person’s highest good. My center, Journey Within, offers a 10-15 energy healing to clear, balance and align your Chakras and release the extra baggage that you are carrying around which causes stress, worry, anxiety, etc. If there were a happiness “toolkit” what do you think should be in it? Do what brings you joy; this will open your heart for Joy and Happiness. Do what you are passionate about; this will open your heart for Love. Not sure what that is? Take some time to think about it, what do you really love to do? Walking in the park, sitting under a tree, hiking, biking, singing in the car, dancing in the kitchen, reading a book, daydreaming or looking up at the stars. See listing page 32.  _____________________________

MARIE ADAMS Healing Change What type(s) of energy healing do you practice? practice primarily Eden Energy Medicine (EEM) and I combine it with other energy techniques such as energy psychology when needed. I love getting energy sessions from other practitioners and to be able to help my clients feel better with energy work. Both receiving and giving energy sessions helps my energies to get into flow, harmony and balance. That always make me feel great and increases my state of happiness. What aspect(s) of your energy healing practice helps people be happier? In EEM we work with nine different energy systems. One of them is called the Radiant Circuits (RC’s) and when they are activated and balanced you will easily get in touch with your inner joy and happiness. The RC’s can connect you to your soul and the oneness of the Universe. They can instill strength, resilience, vitality and even spontaneous healing in the body. The RC’s are the primary energies activated when you fall in love, feel hope, gratitude and bliss.


If there were a happiness “toolkit” what do you think should be in it? The happiness “toolkit” that I recommend is to activate your RC’s. Here are a few easy ways you can do that: • Smile and laugh as often as you can. Smile at yourself when you see yourself in the mirror. Smile at other people. Watch funny movies. • Dance to rhythmic music and move your arms, hands and hips in figure 8 patterns. • Think of something you are grateful for. Hold both hands over your heart and absorb the feeling of gratitude. Do it 3 times per day. • Bounce on a rebounder if you have one, or just bounce standing on the floor. • Stay grounded! An easy way to ground is to imagine energy chords or energy roots growing down into the Earth from the bottoms of your feet and your root chakra. While you practice this imagery, breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. See listing page 32.  _____________________________

BJ BROWN WolfHeals Shamanic Services


here is a yearning for a more deeply felt sense of Joy that I think most people in our culture experience, perhaps without even knowing. Joy can be felt even where there is unhappiness, grief, loss, transition. Until there is an acceptance and honoring of all emotion that our hearts and brains are built to experience, this yearning for a more fulfilling sense of Joy will hover in the emotional body. What type(s) of energy healing do you practice? I’m a shamanic practitioner and reiki master. I enter into shamanic state of consciousness to follow direct instruction from helping spirits and/or power animals as to what is of greatest

benefit to the client. With the clients’ permission then, I offer healing, divination, soul retrievals and power animal retrievals. I am the conduit. Providing healing work is healing, empowering, replenishing to me. Being of service to my client and students, family and community is a great blessing and honor. It indeed enhances the joy in my life. What aspect(s) of your energy healing practice helps people be happier? Sometimes it is merely that they feel seen and heard that uplifts people. The compassion and presence is vital to the work. It is also that they can feel something more than me is accessible to them and their healing. My clients are encouraged and taught to develop their spiritual autonomy and spiritual power. When they realize they are capacious of Light, Spirit, direct revelation, then they have a more sustainable sense of joy. If there were a happiness “toolkit” what do you think should be in it? Connection - wholehearted contact with friends, community, and one’s self (first and foremost). Sensitive awareness - being attentive to what others may be going through, increasing your sensory acuity, listening more deeply to the inner Self and to nature. And cultivating an abiding honor and acceptance that we are nature, and we belong to the Earth. Do you have a personal “happiness” practice? I’d say my daily practices are what helps me to sustain a basic sense of joy and feeling right as rain, even through times of despair and helplessness at what goes on in the world, well beyond my control. I use essential oils, light candles, pray and smudge every day. I volunteer at prison and do service work on a regular basis. I radiate Light and gratitude for all I have, for the blessings drenched on me from creator, God, and my Spirit Helpers. I sit still. I dance. I thank the Spirit of the Land wherever I am. I tend my garden literally and metaphorically. Ceremony is built into ordinary life daily and seasonally. Sometimes this is a very private, solo practice. I often create ceremony for my community here at home and in other states. See listing page 31. 



ure happiness is our truest state of being. As humans, we make life more complicated and difficult than it actually is. Look at a dog who’s always wagging its tail for no reason. Or a child to giggles just form skipping along stones. Happiness is simple and easy, and when we embrace that, forgetting about being adults, our truest state of being begins to emerge again! People spend more time in the future tasks and duties they have, or in their past pains to truly live in the present state. When we take a moment and really soak in the present moment, people will think about happiness a lot more! What type(s) of energy healing do you practice? I practice clairvoyant, clairsentient, clairgnostic, and intuitive healing. There is no name for it. I simply use what is necessary in the present moment. When I heal others, I get healed, and vice versa. My life has grown abundant in happiness from this healing! Others around me can feel and reciprocate this happiness. What aspect(s) of your energy healing practice helps people be happier? I’m able to remove programs, pains, obsession of the past and future, and replace it with whatever joy, amusement, and happiness I desire. It truly is miraculous. All this also helps me enjoy the present moment which is wonderful! If there were a happiness “toolkit” what do you think should be in it? Simple, present, appreciation, & amusement. See ad page 23. 

The purpose of our lives is to be happy. ~Dalai Lama

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HAPPY ALL DAY Simple Daily Practices for a Happier Life by Judith Fertig


hroughout the past decade, success researchers and positive psychologists have sketched out in broad strokes the big picture of our elemental yearning for happiness. According to Martin Seligman, Ph.D., and his colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, inner happiness derives from four basic elements: positive emotion, relationships, meaning in life and accomplishment. What we want to know now is how to instill happiness into daily practices. In her latest book, Better Than Before: Mastering The Habits Of Our Everyday Lives, happiness expert Gretchen Rubin fleshes out the needed details. She maintains that the shift into a happier way of being can be as simple as changing our habits, which she terms the invisible architecture of daily life. Rubin found, “We repeat about 40 percent of our behavior almost daily, so our habits shape our existence and our future. If we change our habits, we change our lives.” We can start small in sometimes surprising ways that encourage personal, family, workplace and community well-being.

Simplify—Exercise—Meditate Israeli-born Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D., a former Harvard lecturer and author of the bestselling Happier: Learn the


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Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment, had 854 students enroll in one of his pioneering classes on happiness in 2006, the highest enrollment for any class at the time. “Students explored ways to apply these ideas to their life experiences and communities,” he says. Today, he lectures and consults worldwide on the science of happiness, or “optimal being and functioning”.

to form a new happiness habit that concurrently reduces stress and increases enlightenment. He starts with what he calls “compassionate attention”; being fully awake or present in our lives without judging what we’re thinking. When we view our thoughts as events in the mind, he says, conscious selfobservation introduces a space between our perceptions and responses, allowing us to view our thoughts as separate from the person we really are. Complementary methods may include breathing techniques or body awareness that help shift us away from anxious, “What if?” speculations into the everpresent now. With just a few minutes of mindfulness a day—the first thing in the morning or at night before retiring—according to Verni, “We can shift our relationship to ourselves and our life experiences in a way that allows for greater spaciousness, acceptance and compassion, and in doing so, can dramatically improve the quality of our lives.”

Daily Joy at Home Another way to improve the quality of our life is to reverse one habit. Shonda Rhimes, creator of TV dramas that include Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, admits that she’s a driven, Type-A person in her new book, Year of Yes. A busy career in Los Angeles, three children

Take the Secret Society of Happy People’s personal happiness inventory at provides an introduction. Ben-Shahar suggests we cultivate three personal habits. The first one is to simplify, saying, “We need to turn off our phones, email and other distractions at home, so we can fully be with the people we care about and that care about us. Time affluence—time to enjoy and appreciate—is a predictor of happiness.” The second is to exercise. “We were not meant to be sedentary,” he says. The third is to meditate. “Meditating helps us to develop extreme resilience to negative emotion.” Ken A.Verni, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist in Highland Park, New Jersey, endorses the importance of a mindfulness habit. In his new book, Happiness the Mindful Way: A Practical Guide, Verni outlines easy, step-by-step actions

and little leisure left her feeling unhappy, so instead of reciting her habitual, “No” to anything extraneous—like parties, eating chocolate chip cookies or spending a lazy afternoon chatting with an old friend—she decided to change that habit to, “Yes.” One of Rhimes’ most profound revelations occurred after she responded positively when her children asked her to play. She observes that kids don’t want that much from us and playtime rarely involves more than 15 minutes; when we give them access and attention, it makes everyone feel good. Rubin agrees that it’s the little things that can contribute to family happiness. As a New York City mother of two, she decided that she’d be happier if she

knew she was creating family memories. She started regularly preparing “special occasion” family breakfasts, a relatively easy meal to customize. She says, “Studies show that family traditions support children’s social development and strengthen family cohesiveness. They provide the connection and predictability that people crave. I know that I enjoy a holiday more when I know exactly what we’re going to do and when we’re going to do it.”

Happiness Habits at Work Dallas happiness researcher Shawn Achor, founder of Goodthink, Inc., and author of The Happiness Advantage, applies the science of happiness to the workplace. His research echoes the personal positivity of Ziemer, Verni and Ben-Shahar’s approaches to nurturing happiness. “Happiness is such an incredible advantage in our lives,” says Achor. “When the human brain is positive, our intelligence rises and we stop diverting resources to think about anxiety.” The Harvard Business Review published his research results: “Creativity triples and productive energy rises by 31 percent. Sales rise by 37 percent and the likelihood of promotion rises by 40 percent.” Achor’s method is helping people rewrite the way they think by first looking for positives at work. Workers write down three highly specific, positive things about their workday for 21 consecutive days. Rather than just, “I love my job,” acknowledge, “I love my job because I get to help people every day.” Or, “I


he song Happy by Pharr ell Williams surged the world like a tsunami. It woke something up ins ide of us and it took the world by storm. I want point out what is signifi to cant here…it was someth ing, a feeling, ‘inside’ of not ‘outside’ of us that us got people singing, danc ing, and feeling…well, As a society we tend to happy. try to fulfill our inner ha ppiness void with ‘thing This pattern to acquire s’. stuff to make us happy does not last long so wh we do? We buy more stu at do ff. The more we have the happier we will be. NO Happiness is truly an ins T! ide job. To commit to yo ur true happiness is to make a commitment to yourself. In my healing practice, which touches aspects of a person, I inv all ite my clients to first be true to themselves. Liv your truth will cultivate ing in a spiritual sense of nouri shment, which will enliv a sense of happiness, or en dare I say joy deep withi n you! What would a persona l commitment look like to be happy and spiritu fulfilled? These few sug ally gestions will allow an energy shift of self-love place within you so yo to take u no longer need to go outside of yourself to fee longing to be happy. d the 1. Speak your truth 2. Listen to and trust yo ur heart and inner voice 3. Be still to invite a pe ace-filled space within you 4. Allow and express yo ur emotions to honor yo ur feelings 5. Engage in activities that are mindful and fee d your spirit JoAnne Palladino is a ch annel for Shmaya, an int uitive and reiki masterteacher. See listing page 32. eing and conbster as a state of well-b We m rria Me by d ne fi de r lives reflect the appiness is make every day, and ou we t tha e oic ch a is It tentment. imparts wisdom. rs. Making those choices yea the er ov es oic ch are a few ways sum of those d changing our thoughts an rk, wo dy bo , ise erc ex ourselves a happy Physical th our feelings and give wi al de to se oo ch ely ing and create a shift we proactiv titude can be very uplift gra of ts en tem sta g kin boost. Ma back to happiness. le experience fewer ns PhD, “grateful peop mo Em g A. rt be Ro to ng Accordi of toxic emotions rangin de reduces a multitude titu ul gra d tef an gra ins are pa u d yo an aches .” Saying what to frustration and regret from envy, resentment ppiness. on’t Sweat for will support your ha it in his famous book, “D t pu on rls Ca rd ha Ric And remember as er. See listing the Small Stuff.” d Professional Astrolog an h ac Co p shi ion lat Re Nansea Lee is a page 31.



ur current state of being is sending out waves of energy creating our next physical experienc e. We can shift our base our entire experience of core feelings to change life by becoming consc ious of our choices – lea to the life of our dream ding s! True happiness results from knowing we can choose to be joyful and grateful for life right no w, regardless of the cir cumstances surrounding But, many believe they us. are but emotional victim s to their circumstance If we are looking, seekin s. g, desiring, craving, str iving, reaching or trying because our base core it’s energy is one of lack an d fear. Authentic happiness co mes from allowing the ful l presence of peace withi each and every Now mo n ment to unfold infinite joy and bliss as our entire exp rience. We trust the infi enite flow of creation and surrender to it, knowing that is occurring has a ver that all y specific purpose and it’s all perfect, just as it is. Th how we create a truly ha at’s ppy life of constant magic an d amazement! Anna Horst is an Empo werment Coach and Int uitive Healer. See listing page 32.

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n my experience as a co unselor and healer, I’d say it’s a given that we want happiness and ge all nerally we are most int erested in finding the sec to happiness. We want ret the quick fix. Here’s som e good news: research Matt Killingsworth at the from University of California in San Francisco that ma offer just that. Through y the phone app available at trackyourhappiness. collected over 650,000 org he pieces of data assessing happiness and what pe were doing. What he fou ople nd is a relationship betw een “mind wandering” thinking about someth or ing other than what we ’re doing and being sub ly less happy. This holds stantialtrue even when what we ’re doing isn’t very enjoy able. It also turns out tha t up to 47% of the time we are mind-wanderin Given this, it is less sur g. prising that happiness seems so elusive. This may provide the closes research t thing thus far to a quick fix for happiness and pro vides more support for the growth and applica tion of mindfulness. Bu our capacity to be in the ild ing present moment builds our capacity for happine Renee Ellis is an Intuitive ss. Counselor and Energy Healer with Live Your Knowing Counseling. Se e listing page 31. g you, apologize u catch yourself judgin yo n he W . elf urs yo g wrong which isn’t ust stop judgin the idea of a right or a m fro me co ts en gm me?” If it isn’t light to yourself. Jud uth, is this really true for “Tr ask n ca u Yo IS. t true, there jus is light for you! e for you. Follow what t makes you happy. or expansive it isn’t tru nutes do something tha mi 15 elf urs yo e giv y Everyda ppy; take a bath, go hour that makes you ha 1 for ing ge eth som do Every week ils, ride a bike, challen odle with colored penc do , all seb n ba tio a en hit att y lk, for a wa ek. Begin to pa d more things every we te yourself to find more an enjoy watching those cu u yo e ve inside. Mayb ali l rifee pe u ex yo d s ke foo ma w at ne to wh or creating trains in the train yard ing ow tch all wa u s, yo eo re vid mo al e anim s planet. Th you, the only you on thi se ences. You’re uniquely ll accidentally inspire tho wi u yo eness the more iqu un t tha be to elf urs yo that works. ? I challenge around you! Weird how ing for YOU in your life eth som do lly tua ac u w many difHow often do yo how you feel and see ho see d an nth mo the ch out for help. you to do this for e struggling, please rea u’r yo If y. pp ha u yo ke ferent things ma , it does get better! e in, always keep going sness facilitator, Don’t give up, never giv ltant, Access Consciou nsu Co ss ine pp Ha a is Mira Claire ad page 20. author and seeker. See



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love my morning tea because it gets me going.” Achor reports that at the end of the period, “Their brain starts to retain a pattern of scanning the world not for the negative, but for the positive first.” Taking a work break for two minutes of mindfulness is also effective. “We did this at Google,” he says. “We had employees take their hands off their keyboards for two minutes a day to go from multitasking to simply focusing on their breathing. This drops their stress levels and raises accuracy rates. It improves levels of happiness and it takes just minutes.”

Happiness in the Community We can foster happiness habits at home, at work and in the community. Rubin suggests starting such a group, akin to a self-help book club or bridge group, but with extra benefits. She even offers a free starter kit for those that want to try it, available via Gretchen In addition to the happy exchange of ideas and success stories, happiness habits group members also have the benefit of being accountable to each other. Others can help us continue to color in the details supporting and forwarding the broad brushstrokes of positive emotions, relationships, meaning in life and accomplishments in a down-to-earth, fun way. Judith Fertig blogs at from Overland Park, KS.




Love Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry


by Terry Chriswell


our smile is the first thing people notice about you and you want your first impression to look beautiful, healthy and natural! That is the goal of aesthetic dentistry. Cosmetic Dentistry can help you: • look younger • share your smile with confidence • feel better about yourself • have a natural smile that looks real and healthy. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, here are a few options for fixing your smile.

BONDING Tooth bonding is probably most useful for repairing chipped teeth. Bonding materials (high-density, space-age plastics called composite resin) and porcelain are more natural in color and can be designed to perfectly match the surrounding teeth. Bonding is a popular treatment because it provides a successful attachment between the filling material and the tooth’s original enamel and dentin.

WHITENING Most teeth can be whitened (even deeply whitened). The use of custom-made trays to use at home is popular and many people also opt for accelerated or powerbleaching done in the office. Working with a teeth-whitening dentist is more effective than a do-it-yourself approach and is the best way to get your teeth brighter, whiter, and looking younger.

TOOTH-COLORED FILLINGS Dentists no longer need to rely on unsightly metals to replace tooth structure lost to decay. Composite resins and porcelain materials more naturally mimic the look, feel, and function of natural teeth and actually bond directly to the remaining enamel and dentin.

CROWNS A crown basically replaces the entire external portion of the tooth down to the gum level. Dental porcelain can be sculpted to closely replicate the look of natural tooth enamel, while providing desirable strength and resilience. Porcelain crowns are an excellent choice when recreating the form and function of a damaged tooth.

VENEERS Veneers are used to improve the look of

crooked teeth, spaces, discolored teeth, chipped teeth and worn teeth. Whereas a crown is used to maintain the structure beneath a tooth, veneers are less invasive and purely cosmetic. Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel.

IMPLANTS Dental implants replace the roots of lost teeth. A dental implant–along with a crown built on the implant–replaces a missing tooth or teeth and helps to maintain the bone support of the adjacent teeth, extending their life span.

FIXED BRIDGE A fixed dental bridge is a non-removable prosthesis attached to remaining natural teeth. The false tooth or teeth literally bridge the gap between natural teeth.

DENTURES There have been modern advances in dentures, as there have been in many other areas of dental healthcare, and dentures or overdentures may be an option.

ORTHODONTICS AND ALIGNERS Your dentist now has many options available, from conventional braces to “invisible braces” (clear orthodontic aligners) and reduced treatment times.

PERIODONTAL PLASTIC SURGERY Periodontal plastic surgery is designed to restore form and function to the gum tissue, periodontal ligament, and the bone that supports your teeth or an individual tooth. With today’s techniques and materials, there is almost nothing cosmetic dentistry cannot change or enhance. Crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, discolored or yellow teeth, chipped and broken teeth, missing teeth – all of these issues can be corrected with a well-planned application of cosmetic dentistry. Your dentist will be able to help you with what the changes will look like; what you should expect and if maintenance is required. Talk to your dentist about which option is best for you and which procedures may be covered by insurance.

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SELF CARE By Natalie Gentry


ere are some examples of gentle practices that nourish body and soul. WALK IN NATURE JUST FOR FUN - Stanford University researchers in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed that walks in nature help to reduce negative thinking; supports creative problem solving; improves brainpower; and reduces ADHD in children. SOAK YOUR BODY - Natural salt baths (sea salt, sea salt, or Epsom salt) can reduce muscle pain and

stiffness; improves circulation of lymph; detoxifies; and eases symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. Bath salts are also a great skin conditioner. Add some therapeutic grade essential oils and herbs for a wonderful treat! GET A MASSAGE - It can relieve chronic pain, digestive disorders, symptoms related to menstruation, insomnia, soft tissue injuries, headaches/migraines, stress, depression and anxiety. It can also improve exercise performance, balance, and improve cardiac health.

DANCE IT, BABY - A study led by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine shows that dancing enhances neuroplasticity. And if you dance frequently, you may reduce your chances of getting Alzheimer’s disease by up to 76%. You don’t even have to leave home, crank up that stereo and move it, move it! LET’S GARDEN - Researchers from Bristol University and University College London found that dirt contains minerals that act as antidepressants and immune system regulators. Gardening also relieves stress, supports heart health, and reduces the risk of stroke. It builds dexterity in the hands, supports brain health, and is considered to be exercise. Experiment with your own ideas of what gentle practices fill your cup; your body, mind, and spirit will thank you! Natalie Gentry, Holistic Healing Space in Denver can be reached at or 303-325-4150. See listing page 32.

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8 Tips for Finding

Happiness By Elisa Medhus, M.D.


hat is our number one goal in life? Happiness. Everyone has his or her own personal definition of what happiness looks like. Here are some tips that might challenge your own definition and, hopefully, set you firmly on the path to life’s brass ring. • Remember that happiness comes from within. It’s not something you have to go out and search for. For example, the perfect marriage doesn’t necessarily equate to happiness, nor does wealth, power or good grades. You are your own source of joy. • Sometimes a painful past can derail you on your path to happiness. Being raised by abusive parents certainly made happiness elusive for me during most of my life, but I eventually learned to let go of that chapter from the past. How can you accomplish that? Forgiveness is essential, even forgiveness that is stated within yourself. Search for value in the pain—it may seem impossible but it’s always there—then compassionately embrace it. By taking these two actions, you can disconnect from the suffering the past has caused. For me, the actions of my abusive parents taught me how to be assertive, compassionate, and nurturing. Forgiveness didn’t change the past of abuse, however, it did free me from the bonds of anger in order to move forward. • Learn to be still and present in the Now. Pay attention to your breath and you’ll begin to notice a distance between you and the situation around you. Instead of reacting, that small dis-

tance cultivates awareness, helping you connect and become more mindful to the present with yourself and life.

• My husband always says, “If you want to be happy, lower your expectations.” He’s right - believe it or not, sometimes husbands are. Being free from too many expectations can be liberating, and opens up a lot more room for happiness. • Acknowledge when you are happy instead of trivializing or dismissing your feelings of joy. You can be happy with the gum you’re chewing or with a shirt that really fits you well. For me, happiness is a smile on my seven-yearold granddaughter’s face, the smell of orange blossoms in my backyard, and a

pair of jeans that are comfortable while still reining in my cellulite. From these sweet spots you accept and appreciate that life is comprised of a multitude of these mundane little cups of joy that can refresh your everyday lives and your perspective about life. All it takes is changing your perspective. • Being happy entails knowing and accepting yourself, warts and all. To get to that place of being comfortable in your own skin, you must be emotionally honest with yourself. Recognize, accept and embrace your flaws, knowing that, with an open heart, you can forge them into strengths. • Take care of your emotional needs by identifying your feelings. Slow down and let your emotions rise above what you’re processing logically. In other words, feel first, think second.

• Follow your passion. You won’t meet your emotional needs if you don’t. When you do, you connect with your authentic self and with life itself. In the end, happiness is born from simplicity, surrender, acceptance, and the courage to follow your own heart instead of the words of others. Elisa Medhus retired from medicine after her son Erik’s suicide in 2009 to write and blog about her continuing relationship with him in “My Son and the Afterlife: Conversations from the Other Side.” See ad page 7.

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How to be the Father Kids Need by Armin Brott


merican fatherhood has evolved considerably in the last 50 years. While dads used to be kept out of the delivery room, today, more than 90 percent of new fathers are present for their children’s birth, reflected in MenCare Advocacy’s State of the Worlds’ Fathers. However, being there early on does not necessarily define the scope of future involvement. Overcoming obstacles that might keep men from being the “high-five” dads they and their family need them to be is key. Involved fathers benefit children. Most research on child development has focused on how mothers influence their children, but in recent decades, society has “discovered” fathers. In many studies, pioneering Psychologist Ross Parke, Ph.D., professor emeritus of University of California, Riverside, and others have conclusively shown that children of more-involved dads are better at solving puzzles, score higher on cognitive skills tests, do better in school, are more likely to go to college, are more empathetic, manage their emotions better, have fewer behavior problems, are less likely to suffer from depression or mental illness and are less likely to break laws or become teen parents. Fathering tip: Never miss an opportunity to change a diaper, play with the kids, read stories together or simply ask them about their day.


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Equal workplace policies matter. The U.S. is the only economically advanced country that has no nationally mandated paid maternity leave policy and is absent a national paternity leave policy, paid or unpaid. When men don’t get time off to learn basic parenting skills, it’s harder for them to stay engaged later. In 1977, 41 percent of women and 35 percent of men in dual-earner couples reported work-family life conflicts. Today, the figures are 47 percent and 60 percent, respectively, according to the Families and Work Institute’s ongoing National Study of the Changing Workforce. Parenting tip: Advocate for national, paid parenting leave policies for men and women starting with local employers. It benefits both families and companies. Studies by Stanford University, the Families and Work Institute, Gallup, Inc. and others have found that companies with family-friendly benefits enjoy more loyal employees, better morale, lower turnover, fewer arbitrary sick days, higher levels of customer service and higher shareholder returns—all of which contribute to their bottom line. Both genders can be naturally nurturing. Certainly, women are biologically adapted for giving birth and breastfeeding, but Parke found that caring new dads typically cuddle, coo, giggle, rock and feed their babies just as much as new mothers. One hurdle men

face is that they usually have to return to work sooner, and their natural nurturing skills can get rusty, while moms’ get sharper. Opportunity and practice are the biggest predictors of meaningful connections with children. Fathering tip: Don’t assume that a partner knows more. Whatever a mother knows, she learned by making mistakes, and that’s the best way for fathers to learn, too. Be open to complementary expertise. A dad with a mate that praises and supports him will be far more confident and engaged with his child than one with a partner that criticizes him. Parenting tip: No one likes to feel incompetent, so when offering dad advice, do it in a nonthreatening way that supports and compliments his improving skills over time. It may mean adjusting personal standards a bit. Dad should take pride in practicing his unique rapport with offspring. Instead of letting mom pluck a crying or smelly baby from his arms, he can try, “Honey, I’ve got this.” End-running the legal system after divorce. For some 30 years, the default decision in divorce cases has been to award the mother primary physical custody, with limited visitation for the father. More states are now moving toward a presumption of 50-50 physical custody, but it’s not the norm. Therefore, many divorced dads may feel disconnected from their children and suppressed in their parenting role moving forward. Fathering tip: Never give up. Children need their dad in their life and vice-versa. It’s critical to stay in touch. In person is best; phone, email and Skype are decent fallbacks. Make time together feel meaningful as well as normal, instead of falling into a “Disneyland dad” syndrome of trying to make every moment a party. Practice harmonious communications with the ex. The biggest known predictor of children’s future mental and emotional health is how well their parents get along. Separated parents don’t have to be friends, but they do need to acknowledge both parents’ importance to the children and treat each other respectfully. Armin Brott is the author of eight bestselling books on fatherhood, including The Expectant Father and The New Father. Learn more at


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am asked to work with horses for a number of reasons; the horse just shipped in from another barn, state or country; he fell while playing in the pasture or on the longe or she became cast overnight; more typical lameness or sore back; changes in attitude towards work, and more. Ortho-Bionomy (O-B) uses the proprioceptive system to communicate with the body. Proprioceptive nerves are in and surround every joint, they send messages to the central nervous system telling it where the body is in space and time. Pain, injury or trauma can lessen or numb this awareness. I identify and exaggerate the pattern in a joint, finding the most comfortable position and add a small compression. This engages the proprioceptors. Taking the stress out of the joint evens the tone of the surrounding musculature, creates relaxation and allows the proprioceptors to reset and realign. The nervous system does the work of self-correction and the joint comes into balance. Ortho-Bionomy is a gentle, non-invasive, non-force that re-educates the body by bringing awareness back to the system in order to stimulate change. The re-education happens spontaneously because the nervous system already knows how to help the body heal itself. Ortho-Bionomy is based in osteopathic work where the principle of ‘structure governs function’ is key. Structural imbalance in the body affects all of the systems. For instance an imbalance in the foot bones can create pain in the neck and shoulders, or your horse’s inability to move his rib cage in one direction can negatively affect his digestion. The sessions with horse and rider are collaborative; I work with their bodies not on them. I look at how horse and rider interact, mirror and affect each other. The sessions become part detective work as we peel el back the layers of compensatory patterns to find the cause rather er than just treating the symptoms and each h session is different. When horses move ove to a more balanced system, those se behaviors that are judged through the e anthropomorphic lens of ‘he’s e’s just being bad’ or ‘she’s being g moody’ change. In a more relaxed state, their eyes soften, ften, they become more interested rested in their environment, their true personalities begin to shine through and a deeper per and more rewarding relationship lationship can develop between een horse and rider. Jenny Hunt of Horse orse & Hound Bodywork can be reached at 303-478-7439.

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10% discount at Wednesday Night’s All Vegan Natural Buffet Dinner 5:30-9pm–Govinda’s Garden Café, 1400 Cherry St., Denver.

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FRI, JUNE 3 MindScape Workshop–Access your mind’s full potential; Gain self-confidence, trust your intuition; Enhance creative abilities; Calm body-mind, reduce stress; Increase focus and clarity. $650 before 5/3. Ancient Art Health Center 2516 W. Main St, Littleton. Tricia Gast 303-888-2185

SAT, JUNE 4 20% off new dental patient exam and x-rays South Lakewood Dental, 2525 S Wadsworth Blvd, Ste 11, Lakewood. Scott Stewart, DDS/ Naturopathic Physician, 303-988-4338.

Free Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing for first time visitors Wednesdays, 6-7pm. Repeats $5. Journey Within, 777 S Wadsworth Blvd. Bldg 2-108, Lakewood. Anita Destino, 720-413-7303

Free 30-minute phone/Skype consultation available Healing Change: 679 W Littleton Blvd. #205 or 1776 S Jackson St. #1004. Marie Adams EEM-AP, CHT, PT, 303-668-0299

No-cost Integrated Health consultation Integral Health: 2516 W Main St Littleton, or 7355 E Orchard Rd, Ste 350, Greenwood Village. Tricia Gast, 303-888-2185 or

Free First Phone Coaching Session David Bartky, Certified Law of Attraction Life Coach, 973-444-7301 or

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First Saturday Wellness Fair–10am-4pm. Yoga, sound bath meditation, Intro to HeartMath, EVOX & Biofeedback Demo and much more. $1/min mini services, 20% off products, free prizes, healthy food. FREE. Taspen’s Organics Holistic Wellness Center 12424 Big Timber Dr., Conifer 303-816-0429 Galactic Dance & Mindful Movement with Leilani Henry–4:30pm, also 6/22 7pm. Explore your own body movements that promote positive choice and change. Release movements that constrict and prevent new thoughts and congruent feelings. $15. Organics Holistic Wellness Center 12424 Big Timber Drive Conifer 303-816-0429, Flirt Poles for Dogs: Make and Learn to Use for Exercise and Better Control–2-4pm. The Flirt Pole can be used to exercise your dog in a small area, or if you’re injured or elderly or just don’t have the energy to wear your dog out with a jog or long walk. No dogs. $40 incl materials. Smithson Clinic, 275 Garrison, Lakewood. Info Lorraine Misha May Foundation 303-239-0382 4-week Understanding Dogs–3:15-4:15pm. An integrative, holistic approach to training and behavior including obedience, calming techniques and communication. Receive the equivalent of an in-home private session ($150). Or attend w/o dog to learn more about dog behavior ($75). Smithson Clinic, 275 Garrison, Lakewood. Info Lorraine Misha May Foundation 303-239-0382 Healing Life Church Gathering–A metaphysical gathering of blessings, love, healing, empowerment and community. Group drumming journey, food, and many other activities for all ages. Free. iina Healing Life Church, 3430 S Eliot St, Sheridan


TUES, JUNE 7 Power of Mindfulness & Meditation Workshop– 7-9pm. Come learn about mindfulness and meditation, and practice some techniques that will lead you to a more balanced life. Instructor Tryna Giordano Cooper. $10. Journeys For Conscious Living, 7401 West 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695. How To Be Ridiculously Happy and Do Great Things: Meditation, Mindfulness, Modern Mysticism–6:30-8pm. Drop-ins welcome. Proven meditation and mindfulness techniques will provide you clarity, energy, and conviction to realize your career and life goals. Our instructor will share experiences from his life and career, where he has built a successful technology company. Free. St. Julien Hotel, Boulder. Brought to you by Boulder FastPath, dedicated to self-improvement in all walks of life. Info

THURS, JUNE 9 Meditation for Beginners 5-Weeks–7-9pm Thurs. Meditation can transformation your life and create change. Meet your Guardian Angel or Spirit Guide. Early Bird $185, Regular $200. Journey Within, 777 S Wadsworth Blvd Bldg 2 #108, Lakewood. Anita Destino 720-413-7303,

FRI, JUNE 10 Community Drumming Circle–7-9pm. Focus on the coming Solstice. Bring snack to share and drums, rattles, flutes etc for Shamanic Sound and Vibrational Expansion. Suggested $10. Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695

SAT, JUNE 11 Trance Medium Healing Clinic–Appts begin 1pm. Call to schedule. Healings facilitate re-alignment and cleansing of the spiritual body. Involves channeling, energy readings, and intense clearing. Bring questions. 25 minutes, $20. Inner Connection Institute at Cactus Sport & Spine, 8000 S Lincoln St, Littleton. 303-282-9439


Access Consciousness: Learn How to Run The Bars–10-6pm. Learn this dynamic body process that facilitates change for yourself and others. $300 Northglenn Symantha Holloway 801-349-9291

Learn to Trust your Intuition–1:15-3pm. Learn how following your intuition can help you make better decisions. Foundational tools to start hearing and following your intuition more in your daily life. Yoga of the Mind, 8 E 1st Ave, Denver. RSVP David 303-668-2358

Non-Denominational Spiritual Service–1:30pm. Meditation and a spiritual message on 1st Sunday ea month. Free aura healing/chakra balancing clinic. Rev. Lauren Skye, Officiating Minister. Inner Connection Institute at Rocky Mountain Miracle Center, 1939 S. Monroe Street, Denver. 303-282-9439 or

Free Energy Clearings–Noon-1:15 pm. 15-min Chakra & Energy Clearing. Remove non-useful energy to feel relaxed, light and positive. Drop-ins welcome. Free! Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1st Ave., #103 Denver. Yoga of the Mind, 8 E 1st Ave, Denver. RSVP David 303-668-2358.

MON, JUNE 6 “BandShell Boogie” Summer Dance Parties–7-9pm. 10-week dance party series at the Bandshell, 1212 Canyon Blvd, Boulder. Monday evenings. Free. Sponsored by Free Motion - The Movement Center. Info Lisa Fasullo 720-971-1972

Coloring Meditation–10:45-11:45am. Color and get the same benefits of meditation. Relief from stress, new inspirations and insights. Our style of meditation requires no particular belief. $10 supplies incl. Yoga of the Mind, 8 E 1st Ave, Denver. RSVP Rochelle 303-668-2358.

MON, JUNE 13 50% Off Healing Sessions–Alleviate fear, anxiety, pain, & negative patterns, and replenish with positive energy. Call for appt & change your life. First time in-person clients for a 1 hour healing only. 1800 30th St, Ste 309, Boulder. 720-499-8469 or


Grace Among Wolves: Staying Centered With Difficult People–7-9pm. Presented by Randy Ferguson, Internationally Acclaimed Speaker/Author, explore proven tools that will arm you in your autonomy. Free tix/info 303-989-2605

Women’s Empowerment Workshop offers Nature Adventure Retreats and life coaching for women and girls that support personal growth, transformation, and self-knowing. Empower your greatest potential through time spent outside – on the river, the rock, the sea, being deeply connected to your inner wisdom, awareness and self-knowing. Workshops, retreats and coaching provide life-long tools for resilience, self-confidence, authenticity and personal power. All ages and abilities. Family, group and rites of passage retreats too! Call Susie Kincade at Women’s Empowerment Workshop at 970-328-5472 or email

Learn to Trust your Intuition–7:15-9pm. Learn how following your intuition can help you make better decisions. Foundational tools to start hearing and following your intuition more in your daily life. Yoga of the Mind, 8 E 1st Ave, Denver. RSVP David 303-668-2358



Free Healing–Alleviate fear, anxiety, pain, & negative patterns, and replenish with positive energy. Healer Natasha Deakins is offering a free 30 min healing for first time in-person clients only. Appt req’d. Spots limited. 1800 30th St, Ste 309, Boulder. 720-499-8469 or

THURS, JUNE 16 Access Consciousness: The Bars and Foundation Class–9:30am-5:30pm. 5 Days of Massive Change! Learn how to run the Bars and more! Boulder. Heather Nichols 303-478-6845 or Free Intro: Create Vitality From the Inside Out–68pm. Value-packed seminar explores a “whole-person” approach to tapping into endless energy and vibrant health by nourishing yourself--mind, body & soul. Free. Capitol Hill Healing Center 750 E. 9th Avenue, Ste 201, Denver. Kathy Basel 720-217-5692

FRI, JUNE 17 Satori Yoga Teacher Training with Stacey Bickler– Satori Yoga is a complete workout for the body, mind, heart & spirit. It is the only yoga practice with its own unique coaching program. 40 hours led by Destination Satori Found Carol Gutzeit and Partner Stacey Bickler. Hosted By Taspen’s Organics Holistic Wellness Center 12424 Big Timber Drive Conifer. $800 (teachers) & $960 (non-teachers). RSVP/info Certification/Teach-Satori-Yoga

TUES, JUNE 21 Access Consciousness: Learn How to Run The Bars–10-6pm. Learn this dynamic body process that facilitates change for yourself and others. $300 Aurora Jennilynne Coley 303-578-8694 Free Healing–Alleviate fear, anxiety, pain, & negative patterns, and replenish with positive energy. Healer Natasha Deakins is offering a free 30 min healing for first time in-person clients only. App’t req’d. Spots limited. 1800 30th St, Ste 309, Boulder. 720-499-8469 or

WED, JUNE 22 An Evening with Spirit: Live Audience Readings with Psychic Medium Heather Hunter–7-9pm. An evening of messages and validation that love is truly forever. Heather delivers messages to random audience members as Spirit steps forward. $30pp or 2/$50. Online or advance purchase Tickets available at door. Journeys For Conscious Living, 7401 West 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695. Heal Fears & Pain–Alleviate fear, anxiety, pain, & negative patterns, and replenish with positive energy. Call now for an appointment & change your life for the better. 1800 30th St, Ste 309, Boulder. Natasha Deakins, 720-499-8469 or

From the popular Channeling Erik blog comes the Channeling Erik tour! Attendees will have the opportunity to ask Erik questions about the afterlife, witness a live trance channeling of Erik, learn how to channel loved ones, learn the spiritual basis of mental illness, and much more. Starts at $300. For more tour dates, other locations, and contact information go to

ORTHO-BIONOMY PRACTITIONER TRAINING PROGRAM STARTS NOVEMBER 7 It is about being inspired. The Rocky Mountain Ortho Bionomy Center is now enrolling in their 10 week, 20-month Practitioner Training program. The program will begin in November and finishes September 2018 with ten fascinating weeks of training. This is by far the most cutting edge, science-based training available. For more information on Ortho Bionomy or the Rocky Mountain Ortho Bionomy Center explore our website at RMOBCENTER.COM. Embrace change and self-discovery.

AMMA RETREAT AND PUBLIC PROGRAMS JUNE 18 – JUNE 22 IN SANTA FE, NM Meet Mata Amritanandamayi, spiritual leader, humanitarian and visionary. Millions worldwide have been comforted by Amma’s heartfelt hug, been inspired by her practical initiatives to address global issues, and her message of selfless service. You are warmly invited to receive her individual, loving embrace. June 18: Free program 7pm. June 19: All-Day program 11am. June 20-22: Retreat. Pre-registration required. June 22: Free program 7pm. Hilton Buffalo Thunder Resort, 20 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Santa Fe, NM. 505-982-9801.,

CRANIOSACRAL CLASSES IN JULY Since 2008, the Craniosacral Certification Program with Master Therapist Etienne Peirsman of Belgium has become one of the most sought-after trainings. Craniosacral Therapy (CST) focuses on the body’s craniosacral system; through gentle, non-invasive touch a practitioner releases craniosacral and fascial restrictions to improve the overall functioning of the central nervous system. Craniosacral Basics July 9-12: Learn to feel and connect to the basic Cranial rhythms and see how they impact the body. You will learn how to give a full basic session. $575. Craniosacral Unwinding Meridians Rhythms July 14-17: Explore deeper Cranial rhythms and the neutral touch. You will learn the unwinding process of the head, neck and the extremities. $575. All classes are 32 CE hours and run from 9am to 6pm each day. Cranio Sacral School of the Masters, 140A Seton Village Rd. Santa Fe. 505-428-9203.

FUNDAMENTALS OF MEDICAL HERBALISM PROGRAM NOW ENROLLING • AUGUST 1 – NOVEMBER 30, 2016 Introductory level training in Medical Herbalism and Clinical Nutrition for students who intend to work in the herb or health foods industry or pursue further advanced studies. Study with a variety of skilled clinical herbalists and experts in their fields. 360-hour certificate program includes Anatomy and Physiology, Nutrition, Field Botany and Plant Identification, Medicine Making, Materia Medica, Aromatherapy, Flower Essences. Class Schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday, 10am5pm. $2,900. Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, 2900 Valmont Road, Unit F-1, Boulder. For more information

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THURS, JUNE 23 Coloring Meditation–5:45-6:45pm. Color and get the same benefits of meditation. Relief from stress, new inspirations and insights. Our style of meditation requires no particular belief. $10 supplies incl. Yoga of the Mind, 8 E 1st Ave, Denver. RSVP Rochelle 303-668-2358.

FRI, JUNE 24 Love, Courage & Achievement (LCA) Weekend and 7 Wk Course–Regain personal power; heal relationships with self and others; Clarify your core issues holding you back; discover solutions for your situation; regain enthusiasm and hope that you haven’t felt in years. Call Randy Ferguson 303-989-2605

SAT, JUNE 25 Holistic Globe Expo Denver–Local Fair & Networking Mixer 1-5pm. Fun, educative and transformational conscious-consumer show created for the entire family, presenting a celebration of spirituality, healthy lifestyles, green living, holistic wellness and sustainability featuring local experts, products and national resources. Denver Marriott City Center 1701 California St.



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Understanding the Power of Fear Workshop– 9:30am-4:30pm. Learn how to identify the triggers that activate fear in you; meet the part of you that has been managing fear; techniques you have learned to keep fear at a distance; deactivating and healing. $95. 700 E. Ninth Ave., Ste 9, Denver. RSVP Coly Vulpiani, Facilitator 303-476-8402, Learn to Trust your Intuition–10am-Noon. Learn how following your intuition can help you make better decisions. Foundational tools to start hearing and following your intuition more in your daily life. Yoga of the Mind, 8 E 1st Ave, Denver. RSVP David 303-668-2358 Taste of Tarot–1-2:30pm. Explore the tarot using a special reading mat designed by the instructor. Bring your own cards, the reading mat is an additional $25 if want to take one home. $20. Yoga of the Mind, 8 E 1st Ave, Denver. RSVP Rochelle 303-668-2358.

MON, JUNE 27 50% Off Healing Sessions–Alleviate fear, anxiety, pain & negative patterns, and replenish with positive energy. First time in-person clients in a 1 hour healing only. 1800 30th St, Ste 309, Boulder. 720-499-8469 or



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Join an Accountability Group-6:30-8:30pm. Last Tuesday of every month (June 28, July 26, August 30, September 27). This facilitated group will set intentions, brainstorm ideas, share progress reports, offer feedback, advice and resources, and celebrate wins. Each participant will also receive 2 half-hour one-on-one coaching calls each month for deeper support and accountability. $70/month for 4 months. Contact Dawn Greaney for more information: 303-778-9128 or

WED, JUNE 29 Shmaya Gathering w/ JoAnne Palladino–7-8:30pm. Experience Shmaya, an illumined, channeled presence that attunes you to the love and light within you. $20. 700 E 9th Ave, Denver. RSVP 303-263-0679 or LCA Celebration Wednesday; How to Magnetize, Magnify & Multiply the Dreams of Your Heart–7-9pm. Randy Ferguson, Internationally Acclaimed Speaker/ Author, shares tools to manifest your sacred dreams into reality. Free tix/info 303-989-2605

ongoing daily/weekly Intuitive Children’s Classes with Stephanie Athena-Marie–By Appointment. Does your child have empathic or psychic abilities such as clairvoyance (psychic vision), clairsentience (feeling/ touch), clairaudient (hearing) or claircognizance (knowing)? Support their personal development. Stephanie 303-483-3815 Mindful Life Community–Gain tools, resources and a supportive community to help you fully engage in daily life with attention and intention, and live a meaningful life. From $15/month or save w/annual membership. Info Laura 970-633-0163. Donation-Based Yoga & Free Meditation Classes–incl Beginner, Power, Ashtanga, Align & Flow and Satori. Yoga/meditation schedule Taspen’s organics Holistic Wellness Center 12424 Big Timber Drive Conifer 303-816-0429 or Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism–student practitioner appointments–Holistic wellness consultations working with herbs, nutrition, and lifestyle to educate and empower clients to take charge of your health. Faculty oversight. Sliding scale. Confidential. 2900 Valmont Rd., #H-1, Boulder. 720-406-8609 3Ks with Tamara Romero–Mons 6:30-8pm, Weds 11-12:30pm & Thurs 7:30-9am. Balancing, energizing and understanding life energy through the 3 fundamentals of Qigong, Taiji and Reiki. Info Taspen’s Organics Holistic Wellness Center 12424 Big Timber Dr Conifer 303-8160429,

sundays S Pearl St Farmers Market–all day. Come get your Bars run at our booth, Access Consciousness The Bars®, join us all summer long! Connor Hill 708-250-2290 North Boulder Spiritual Transformation with Transmission Meditation–7pm. Join us for a group meditation that is a stimulus to our individual development and also a potent form of world service. Free. Lon 303-746-7118 Online Mindfulness Course: The Four Keys of Mindfulness–10-12pm. Practical, accessible, and universal skills that empowering you to engage with attention and intention supporting you to live a life that is meaningful and to cultivate inner peace and happiness. $125. Info Laura 970-6330163.

tuesdays Free Energy Clearings–5:30-6:45pm. 15-min Energy Clearing & Chakra tuning. Remove nonuseful energy to feel relaxed, light and positive. Drop-ins welcome. Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1st Ave, Denver. David Stevens 303-6682358,

Longmont Spiritual Transformation with Transmission Meditation–7pm. Join us for a group meditation that is a stimulus to our individual development and also a potent form of world service. Free. Connie 720-494-0368 Wheatridge Spiritual Transformation with Transmission Meditation–6pm. Join us for a group meditation that is a stimulus to our individual development and also a potent form of world service. Free. Tim 303-239-8101 Free Psychic Readings–also on Thursdays. 7-8:30pm by appt. Learn about your soul essence, past lives, and aura. Ask questions about relationships, career, money, and health. Boulder Psychic Institute 1332 Pearl St. 303-530-0920


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Energy Healings/Aura Clearing/Chakra Balancing–6-7pm. A healing is an energy clearing, release negative energy blocking growth and create the life you desire. $5/healing. Free for first timers. Journey Within; 777 S Wadsworth Blvd Bldg 2 #108, Lakewood. Anita Destino 720-413-7303 All Vegan Natural Buffet Wednesday Night Dinner Discount–5:30-9pm. 10% discount on Denver’s only all you can eat vegan buffet when you mention Natural Awakenings. Govinda’s Garden Cafe 1400 Cherry Street (enter on 14th) Denver.

thursdays Aura and Chakra Healings–Drop-In between 6-7pm. Receive a 10-min cleanse and release negative thoughts, emotions, pain and fear. Get replenished with positive energy and feel great. FREE. Boulder Psychic Institute 1332 Pearl St. 303-530-0920



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fridays Healing & Meditative Church Services–6-7pm. Celebrate living life and cultivating community. Sing, laugh, and reset your energy for the weekend. FREE. Boulder Psychic Institute 1332 Pearl St. 303-530-0920.

saturdays Sound Bath Meditations with Ana Medina–First 12:45-1:30pm & Third 11am-Noon Saturdays. Achieve total relaxation by tuning into frequencies of Tibetan and crystal bowls, etc. $15. Taspen’s Organics Holistic Wellness Center 12424 Big Timber Dr, Conifer 303-8160429,


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Richard Rudis Gong Bath™ Tour–Sound Pioneer Richard Rudis (Sonam Dorje) creates transformational waves of Sound Bathing each participant with the rising and falling rhythms, tonalities and vibrations of an Earth Gong tuned to the sound of the primordial AUM - ‘the Universal chord’ - of our Mother Earth (Gaia). Richard conducts sound healing experiences know as a ‘Gong Bath™’. Schedule

JULY 19 5-Week Workshop on Chakras and Auras–7-9pm Tuesdays. Learn about your Chakras and how they coincide with our Aura; clean and align your Chakras; easy technique to set energetic boundaries. Early Bird $185, Regular $200. Journey Within, 777 S Wadsworth Blvd Bldg 2 #108, Lakewood. Anita Destino 720-413-7303,

JULY 22-24 Access Consciousness: Intro to Talk to the Entities and Bars–6:30-8:30pm. Discover what you know and what you’re afraid to know about the spirit world! $75 Denver Alison Cox 720-441-3338.

JULY 23-24 VegFest Colorado–Two days of family-friendly activities including speakers, cooking demonstrations by nationally acclaimed chefs and cookbook authors, food sampling, exhibitors, food trucks, movies, activities for children and more. Learn from renowned luminaries about health, diet, environmental and animal rights issues, and the advantages of embracing a compassionate, cruelty-free, plantbased lifestyle. Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 West 6th Avenue, Golden VegFest opens 10:30am6pm both days.

AUG 10 A Taste of Being–7pm. Join Dr. Dain Heer, world renowned author and speaker, for a unique taste of truly being you. What if we, together, have the capacity to BE what creates the future we know is possible? $150 Curtis Hotel Denver.


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HEALTHY PRODUCTS/ SERVICES Allergy Testing for Foods and Supplements: Using FDA registered Biofeedback testing. 160+ foods tested with immediate color results. See what foods and/or supplements may be causing you bloating, gas, fatigue, brain fog etc. $195. Call Trish Watson, CNC 303-257-0058

Ascension Healing: Ascension is about rising up to a level of consciousness that frees you from old patterns that deplete you to a peaceful and mindful way of life. Your ascension session will bring your mind, body and spirit to a higher level that will allow you to SEE BEAUTY IN ALL THINGS especially YOURSELF… REIKI, VIBRATIONAL HEALING & INTUITIVE READING. Special Initial Session $30 off. In person or phone. 700 E. Ninth Ave., Suite 9, Denver. JoAnne Palladino, Reiki MasterTeacher, Channel, & Intuitive. 303-263-0679 or

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Highest Quality Dental Care in Boulder: Your beautiful smile begins with healthy teeth. Dr Judith Timchula and her team provide you the highest quality dental care with a holistic approach, in an environment that is warm and caring. Mercury safe; bio-compatible testing and materials; PACE member to keep Boulder green! Let’s talk about how we can make a difference in your smile. 7490 Clubhouse Rd, Ste 101, Boulder. 303-530-1212.

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Remove Toxic Amalgam (Silver) Fillings: Denver’s first holistic, naturopathic dentist offers mercury free AND mercury safe amalgam (silver filling) removal. Financing available. 20% off new patient exam and x-rays when you mention Natural Awakenings. SOUTH LAKEWOOD DENTAL, Scott Stewart, DDS & Naturopathic Physician, 2525 S Wadsworth Blvd, Ste 11, Lakewood, 303-988-4338.

Heal Your Life Workshop Leader Training: Looking for a new career with meaning? Become a licensed workshop leader in Louise Hay’s philosophy. Complete manuals and materials provided plus follow-up. Cost includes hotel lodging in San Diego and meals. This training is approved by Louise and Hay House. April 16-23 or Oct. 22-29.




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INTEGRATIVE HEALTH CLEAR SKY MEDICAL with Dr. Katia Meier. Board Certified in Anti-Aging Medicine and specialty trained in Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy and Functional Medicine. See full listing under PHYSICAN or see ad page 2.

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NEW! INTUITIVE HEALING HANDS WORKING WITH SPIRIT Marsha Webb 720-530-9393 / Every living being has energy within them, and sometimes that energy needs a little help. That’s where I come in. My desire is simple: To Assist people and animals in creating ease, joy and healing in their bodies. I have been doing Intuitive Healing using Reiki, Reflexology and Access Consciousness along with crystology, aromatherapy and Life Force for over 14 years. What possibilities can we create together for you?

NEW! MESSAGES FROM SPIRIT HEATHER M HUNTER PSYCHIC MEDIUM 602-390-0295 Hear stories of joy, humor, forgiveness, growth, and healing from the other side, teaching those of us here what it truly means to live. Heather validates the presence of deceased loved ones through evidence-based messages and shares guidance regarding other life issues. Heather offers individual and group readings in a Denver-area office location, in private residences, and at various event locations during her travels. Email is preferred to book an appointment. Next event: 6-22, an evening of spirit at Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 W 59th Ave, Arvada, 7-9pm. Tickets Available Now $30 ea; 2 for $50.



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Searching for passion and insight to your life purpose? Connect to your unique insight and higher soul perspective for guidance concerning healing from grief and loss, health, career, relationships, finances, and other matters of the heart. Elisa combines authentic mediumship abilities and intuitive coaching by connecting to spiritual guidance to assist you in tapping into your higher wisdom and best self. Live, phone or virtual readings & events. Call or see website for more details.

MASSAGE CRYSTAL CREEK THERAPEUTICS Advanced Massage Therapy Suzie Fritz, LMT 1111 Washington Ave, Golden 720-934-8359 Now Celebrating 25 Years in Golden! Suzie is a myofascial therapist, a graduate of the Boulder College of Massage and had 30 years of continual experience. She specializes in the treatment of pain, stress reduction and injury rehab. Her gentle nature and innate ability to identify and work with the energy of your muscles provides immediate and long-lasting relief.

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NUTRITION/ NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING CLEAR SKY MEDICAL with Dr. Katia Meier and staff offer Certified Nutrition therapists, specializing in the food-brain connection, nutrition for cancer prevention, autoimmune diseases, food sensitivities/allergies, elimination diets and medically supervised weight loss.. See full listing under PHYSICAN or see ad page 2.

PHYSICIAN: BOARD CERTIFIED HOLISTIC CLEAR SKY MEDICAL Dr. Katia Meier 9085 E Mineral Circle, #260, Centennial 303-790-7860 / Feel and look your best with Dr Katia Meier, Board Certified Holistic MD specializing in whole body health for children and adults. Customized approaches to Healthy Aging, Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Nutritional Analysis and therapy, medical aesthetics and non-surgical rejuvenation treatments, Homeopathy, Herbology, Naturopathic Medicine, Personalized Detoxification Program, Medical Weight Loss for men and women. Make your appointment today. See ad page 2.

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SHAMANIC SERVICES WOLFHEALS SHAMANIC SERVICES BJ BROWN, MSW, CIBP Shamanic Practitioner, Body-Centered Psychotherapy, Reiki Master In Boulder 303-808-4006 Shamanism is an ancient, cross-cultural methodology, rooted in working directly with the helping, compassionate Spiritual realm, including nature and Earth wisdom. Shamanic practitioners help you to recognize a deeper sense of health, integrity and joy. Shamanic healing and other methods can benefit those who feel unwell on any level and support you in developing your own spiritual autonomy. It is my deep desire and commitment to assist those who have forgotten or lost their sense of passion and wholeness, or who no longer believe their essence and beauty is available to them. Retreats and long distance consultations also offered.

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

UNVEILED MIRACLES Julie Dickinson Spiritual Coaching, Spiritual Healing, Energy Work 3401 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder 720-951-0370 / Have you forgotten who you really are? As a Spiritual Coach and Healer, I am here to assist you with a sacred remembrance of your Divinity. I am able to energetically clear old wounds around your heart that are keeping you from seeing your worth, value, beauty, and purpose. Are you ready to shift from the limitations of fear to a bountiful life of Love? I work with clients one on one out of my space in Boulder or via Skype.

SPIRITUAL HEALING/ COUNSELING LIVE YOUR KNOWING COUNSELING Renee Ellis, MA RMT Psychotherapy, Intuitive Counseling, Past Life Therapy, Energy Healing, Classes The Renaissance Center, 427 E Bayaud, Denver 720-984-9575 / Find clarity, freedom and intuitive perspective to move gracefully through life’s changes and challenges with Live Your Knowing Counseling, blending traditional techniques with intuitive support, energy healing, past life therapy without regression, and personalized Bach Flower Essence formulas. Find your way through grief and loss, life transitions, finding your path and purpose, spiritual development, relationship challenges, depression and anxiety, befriending intuition, and thriving with high sensitivity. Individual sessions, classes and events for a richer and more joyful life. Free 30-minute phone or in-person consultation.

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yourlocalresources CONSCIOUS EVENTS AND SPEAKERS JOURNEYS FOR CONSCIOUS LIVING 7401 West 59th Ave., Arvada 303-731-6695 / Discover a life of passion, purpose and contribution. Journeys for Conscious Living 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. See ad page 9.

ENERGY HEALING JOURNEY WITHIN Anita Destino 777 S Wadsworth Blvd. Bldg 2-108, Lakewood 720-413-7303 /


A safe place for people interested in creating change in their lives, Journey Within helps you focus on spiritual growth, developing your intuition and personal development. Give to yourself with Energy Healings, Angel Healings, Guided Meditations, Meditation Classes, Workshops and Intuitive Readings/Healings. Join us for Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing every Wednesday from 6-7 pm, open to everyone. $5 per person. Free to first time visitors.

Feel and look your best at any age with Katia Meier, MD, Board Certified in Anti-Aging Medicine, Specialty trained in Bio-identical Hormone Therapy, Holistic and Naturopathic medicine in Europe and certified in laser and injectable aesthetic dermatology. Specializing in whole body health with customized approaches. All ages; most insurance welcome. Set up your appointment today. See ad page 2.

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

EMPOWERMENT COACH ANNA HORST Conscious Manifesting Empowerment Coach & Intuitive Healer 720-548-7176 Are you unsatisfied with your current experience? Maybe you’re struggling. Maybe you’re unsure how to create your ideal life. Let’s work together to find inner peace and emotional wellbeing by resolving past traumas, pain, fear, doubt and worry. As an Empowerment Coach & Intuitive Healer, I can assist you in becoming more self-aware, finding authentic bliss and aligning with infinite power within to create the life of your greatest dreams!

FAMILY PRACTICE/ HEALTHY AGING Katia Meier, MD 9085 E Mineral Circle, #260, Centennial 303-790-7860 /


HEALING CHANGE Marie Adams EEM-AP, CHT, PT Littleton office: 679 W Littleton Blvd. #205 Denver office: 1776 S Jackson St. #1004 303-668-0299 / Individual sessions and classes in Eden Energy Medicine for increased Joy, Health and Vitality! Balancing nine different energy systems in your body and energy field creates healing at the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels of your being. Ongoing classes: Daily Energy Routine and other health topics. Free 30-minute phone or Skype consultation available.

JOANNE PALLADINO 303-263-0679 / NEW WEBSITE! Receive free audio meditations and/ or blessings each month when you sign up. Shop handmade, one-of-a-kind mala beads and bracelets, forgiveness practice beads, sacred essential oils such as “Christ Scent,” “Love” and more. A meaningful intuitive reading helps expand perspective; Shmaya, a channeled vibrational language of light presence, attunes you to a love frequency; Reiki energy healing dissolves blocks. In-person or by phone. Next Shmaya gathering: Wed, June 29, 7-8:30pm, 700 E. Ninth Ave., Ste 9, Denver. $20. RSVP req’d.

Natalie Gentry 121 S. Madison St, Ste D, Denver 303-325-4150 Support your body’s natural ability to heal and thrive through massage, breath, and movement. If you are looking for relief from chronic back pain, menstrual cycle related issues, digestive dysfunction and breathing challenges, Holistic Healing Space is a great support for those who are interested in unfolding the deeper patterning that may be contributing to their physical challenges. Also try one of my inspiring, fun filled “free movement” classes outside of my studio!

BODY BACK HEALTH CENTER Shelly Cain, RMT, MH 2755 S. Locust St., Ste 112, Denver 720-427-7809 / Return back to a more balanced state of well-being. We’ll cleanse and nourish your body as a whole using a variety of massage modalities and other natural Therapies, such as herbal Health coaching to encourage positive Lifestyle Changes; Advanced Therapeutic Massage for muscle specific work due to injury are postural distortions as well as rest and relaxation; non dehydrating body wraps cleanse from the inside out with a guaranteed loss of 6 to 24 inches from head to toe. Also available facials and waxing with Stephanie.

June 2016 Mile High Natural Awakenings  

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

June 2016 Mile High Natural Awakenings  

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