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ccording to, this 19th century proverb is more likely a cautious belief about the balance of weather and life. We Coloradoans know March will do whatever it damn well pleases! We love interesting holidays you’ve never heard of from Why is March 14th called Pi Day? Why, 3.14 of course! On that same day, you can celebrate National Potato Chip Day (first made by Chef George Crum in Saratoga Springs, NY on August 24, 1853) and Learn About Butterflies Day (in preparation for all the lovely butterflies in summer). We can count on a couple items of mention more predictable than the weather: the Spring Equinox March 20, the start of spring, and St Patrick’s Day March 17, the start of drunken revelry regardless of heritage (everyone’s a little Irish on St Patty’s Day, right?) We also celebrate Good Friday and Passover starting on the 30th, while Easter falls on April 1 this year. Contrary to popular wisdom, according to, the March Equinox can take place on March 19, 20 or 21. In the 21st century, the March Equinox has only occurred twice on March 21 – 2003 and 2007. A March 19 equinox will be more frequent during the last decades of the century. Conventional wisdom suggests that on the equinox everybody on Earth gets to experience a day and night of equal lengths – 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night time. In fact, the name equinox is derived from the Latin words aequus, meaning equal, and nox, meaning night. In reality though, most places on Earth get to see more daylight than night time on the equinoxes. This is because of two reasons: how sunrise and sunset is defined and atmospheric refraction of sunlight.

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On St Patrick’s Day, you can also celebrate Submarine Day, National Quilting Day and surprise, surprise: Corned Beef and Cabbage Day. What is the world’s most wellknown submarine? It’s the Yellow Submarine, written and recorded by the Beatles. Saint Patrick’s Day is in honor of the Patron Saint of Ireland, who brought Christianity to the Emerald Isles, as Ireland is known. Saint Patrick’s Day parades are popular in many cities around the U.S. Interestingly, the first St. Patrick’s Day parade did not take place in Ireland. It took place in New York City, in 1762.

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Vegan Dairy Fair in Boulder

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arth Science Tech Inc. is a public company that specializes in producing the finest full spectrum cannabinoids for the human body. Not only do they make a product with CBD but go a step further to enhance it with all the vital nutritional benefits that hemp oil can provide, including CBC, CBG, CBDV, CBDA and CBN. They put forth every effort to give to the world a true clinical value cannabinoid that people can be proud to use as they benefit from its natural healing effects within their bodies. Earth Science Tech explains they are always looking forward to seeing who can gain the most from the use of their products. They don’t only focus on humans but also the furrier friends that come with them as well. Their Pet CBD is ideal for cats, dogs and even horses, and honors in keeping with the commitment their company provides to you and the ones you love. For more information or to locate a store near you that carries them, visit See ad page 11.

he second annual Vegan Dairy Fair will take place May 5th from Noon-4p.m. in Boulder at the Millennium Harvest House Hotel, 1345 28th St. The Fair is a celebration of the plant-based cheeses, milks, butters, ice creams, yogurts, dips, and dressings that are available today. The event features dozens of exhibitors and vendors, cooking demonstrations, a kid’s corner, a mac n’ cheese taste-off, educational information, book sales and more. The fair is free and open to the public. Visitors of all ages and backgrounds can sample a variety of vegan dairy foods including national brands, local specialties and recipes you can make at home. Learn the advantages of incorporating plant-based eating into your lifestyle. Explore health benefits, environmental concerns, food allergies, and compassion for animals while enjoying vegan versions of your favorite dairy products. For more information call 303-642-0414 or visit

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easoned expert presenters encompassing the paranormalsupernatural will gather Saturday May 5th - Sunday May 6th for the Paranormal Supernatural Conference 2018 at the Police Protective Association Event Center, 2105 Decatur St., Denver. “PSC 2018 breaks some rules and boldly crosses the boundaries of siloed paranormal phenomena. This year’s focus is on psychic-consciousness moving across dimensions of reality. Lori Williams, instructor for the military’s Controlled Remote Viewer, demonstrates how each of us can know things about ourselves, our past and our future. Katie Griboski, accomplished UFO & Extraterrestrial investigator, will show you how these fascinating, real events affect us. Learn from a hi-tech, energy-vibration healer what our spirit looks like when it occupies our flesh body. Additionally, experienced NDErs describe the other dimensions we inhabit when we die. And there are so many more experts and speakers, all with a unique and refreshing perspective on what it means to be human on the planet today,” said organizer Constance J. Wells of Paranormal Talks. The PSC is organized by Paranormal Talks. Monthly meetups have paranormal-supernatural speakers. Contact Constance at 720-203-6354, or

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ebra Lin Allen, founder/director of Chi Wellness, The Center of Qigong in Denver, announces Spring Qigong self-care classes, workshops and retreats, where, she says, “we study and practice chi cultivation within mind and body, our food and herbs, our relationships and environments and communities.” As a Qigong Lifestyle® Coach, Medical Qigong Therapist, and Qigong Teacher, Allen says when you master your chi, you master your life. “Pristine health, happiness and longevity are determined by the quality and abundance of our life energy—CHI. In Qigong self-care, we perceive the subtlest movements in the intricate balance of yin and yang both within and around us that profoundly affect our state of mind, strength of will and expression of self. We train our inner sensitivity through conscious mindheart intention to purify our chi within every cell in the body and every aspect of our being. This skill rests within each one of us.” Learning and practice opportunities include: • Feng Shui-Spring Cleansing For Health and Prosperity: Friday March 2, 6-8pm • Qigong With Food: 10 Monthly Chi Nutrition Workshops, Mondays 6-8pm, Starts March 19, Register by 3/12 • Beginning The Qigong Lifestyle: 9 Weekly Qigong Self-Care Foundations Classes, Tuesdays 6-8pm, Starts April 3, Register by 3/27 • Qigong Movement: Saturdays 1-2:30pm • Taiji Foundations-Push Hands: Saturdays 2:45-4pm Details at or contact Debra at 720-427-0406 or See ad page 30.

Free Movie – “E-Motion”

“E-Motion,” an inspirational, feature-length documentary destined to change the way humanity thinks about their health and well-being is FREE to the public at the Koebel Library, 5955 S Holly St., Centennial March 14th from 7:25 p.m. to 9 p.m. Brought to you by Sharon Shores, Coach and Emotion Code Practitioner, she says “Imagine a world where the trapped emotions, fears, anxieties and unprocessed life experiences held in the body are the source of everything that ails us. That’s the world we live in. Now imagine a world where everyone is manifesting from their heart the perfect creation that’s inside each of us. Imagine a world where abundance, inner peace, longevity and loving relationships abound. Imagine emotion experts from around the world sharing their wisdom and negative emotion clearing techniques to light a new pathway for humanity.  Imagine we are sacred, spiritual beings here for a much larger reason, serving a much higher purpose, a divine purpose.” RSVP: Sharon Shores, 720-514-0623, or

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Ancient healing element stops a cold before it starts


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Lutein in Greens and Eggs Slows Cognitive Aging



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Healthy diet options of spinach and kale may also help keep our brains fit. In a study from the University of Illinois appearing in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 60 adults between 25 and 45 years old having higher levels of lutein, a nutrient found in green, leafy vegetables, avocados and eggs, had neural responses more on par with younger people than others of their own age. Lutein is a nutrient that the body can’t make on its own, so it must be acquired through diet. It accumulates in brain tissues and the eyes, which allows researchers to measure levels without using invasive techniques.

Daily Produce Servings Prevent Early Death


Researchers at the Imperial College London say that five servings of fruits and vegetables is a good start, but more is better. After conducting a worldwide meta-analysis of 2 million people that compared early mortality rates from cardiovascular disease and cancer, they recommend eating at least 10 three-ounce vegetable and fruit servings per day, which could prevent up to 7.8 million premature deaths each year.

AEROBICS KEEP THE BRAIN YOUNG Simple movement turns out to be the best way to lift mood, improve memory and protect the brain against age-related cognitive decline, according to Harvard Medical School researchers in an article, “Aerobic Exercise is the Key for Your Head, Just as It is for Your Heart.” Even brisk walking or jogging for 45 minutes can alleviate depression. The Journal of Physical Therapy Science notes that aerobic workouts can help people feel less stressed by reducing levels of the body’s natural stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol. March 2018


global briefs

Fossilized Financing

Renewable Energy Subsidies Lag Far Behind

Grassroots Gumption

Sweet Potato Project Encourages Enterprise The Sweet Potato Project, started by journalist Sylvester Brown, Jr., will work in partnership with St. Louis University and a small cadre of local nonprofits called the North City Food Hub to hold culinary, small business, horticulture, restaurant management, and landownership classes and business incubator opportunities this spring. The goal is to enable at-risk youths in North St. Louis to grow food and make money through food packaging and distribution. The project encourages people to become innovative, self-sufficient players in today’s expanding global economy. Brown says, “Success doesn’t always mean you’ve made a lot of money; it can also mean you’ve survived poverty or managed to create something.”


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Uncontrolled Lice Threaten Fish Industry A surge in parasitic sea lice that attach themselves to and feed on salmon, killing or rendering them unsuitable for dinner tables, is disrupting salmon farms in the U.S., Canada, Scotland, Norway and Chile. Wholesale prices for the species have already increased 50 percent over last year, leading to higher consumer prices for everything from salmon fillets and steaks to more expensive lox on bagels. Scientists and fish farmers are working on new ways to control the pests. Fish Farmer magazine states that losses by the global aquaculture industry could be as high as $1 billion annually. The only hope is to develop new methods to control the spread of the lice, which are naturally present in the wild, but thrive in the tightly packed ocean pens used for fish farming.

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The G20 nations, comprising the world’s biggest economies, provide four times more public financing to support fossil fuels than renewable energy, says a report from the environmental coalition Oil Change International ( This took place even though German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced climate change as the heart of the agenda at the Hamburg summit in July 2017. The public financing—in soft loans and guarantees from governments along with huge fossil fuel subsidies— makes coal, oil and natural gas cheaper to use in the short run because both the front-end and back-end costs are undisclosed.

eco tip

Protective Plants


Indoor Greenery Removes Airborne Toxins

Along with naturally beautifying a home, many indoor plants help purify air quality often contaminated by chemicals found in common household products and furnishings. A recent study by the State University of New York at Oswego found that bromeliads absorbed up to 80 percent of pollutants from volatile organic compounds (VOC) emitted by paint, furniture, printers, dry-cleaned clothes and other household products. Other plants that scored highly for purifying the air of VOCs in airtight container tests were dracaena and spider plants ( In related news, peace lilies have been shown to be effective in reducing airborne ammonia. NASA scientists have discovered that Boston fern, rubber plants, English ivy, devil’s ivy, peace lily, mum and gerbera daisies help clear the air of the formaldehyde often used in insulation, carpeting and particleboard furniture. ( Environmental scientist B.C. Wolverton’s book How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 House Plants that Purify Your Home or Office cites ferns as another good plant for removing formaldehyde from the home. Ferns are nontoxic, making them good indoor plants for pet owners per the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Indoor levels of formaldehyde can also be reduced by potting areca palm, amstel king ficus and weeping fig plants, according to The website also cites how dragon tree plants can help remove xylene (used in solvents), trichloroethylene (found primarily in adhesives) and toluene (a solvent and gasoline additive) from the air. Beyond improving air quality, indoor plants also boost ambient oxygen levels, lower mold counts and serve as a natural humidifier and mood enhancer. March 2018


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Belu Olisa Holistic Fairs

ounder Carol Ostrom invites you to connect with body, mind, spirit and environment at three Holistic Fairs in 2018. Discover aspects of yourself through astrology, tarot, palmistry, clairvoyant readings, aura portraits, psychic development classes, and other intuitive arts. Experience healing modalities from massage and reflexology to energy balancing and biofeedback and more. Sample healthy “green drinks,” vitamin supplements and nutritional products. Try locally-made natural skin care products. Shop creative vendors and artisans. Find crystals and gemstones. Reconnect with old friends and meet new ones. “Belu Olisa means ‘everything is possible with God.’ Over the years, the Fairs have evolved from ‘psychic’ to ‘metaphysical’ to ‘holistic’ as people’s awareness has grown to understand the interconnection between mind, body, and spirit/ soul. Or put another way, everything is interrelated from microcosm to macrocosm. I look forward to the time when everyone is consciously aware of their true nature,” says Ostrom.

All Fairs are 10am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday, include free parking, free lectures, great door prizes, and admission is $7/day, $12/weekend; children 12 & under FREE.

March 24 & 25: 17th Annual Spring Holistic Fair Bring a canned food donation & receive a discount on admission. Location: The Ranch / Larimer County Fairgrounds - South Hall, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland April 28 & 29: 2nd Annual Colorado Holistic Fair Adams County Fairgrounds, Exhibit Hall, 9755 Henderson Rd, Brighton Sept 15 & 16: 36th Annual Fall Holistic Fair Bring a canned food donation & receive a discount on admission. The Ranch/Larimer County Fairgrounds South Hall, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland All fairs still open for additional exhibitors and sponsorships. See details on the fairs at or contact Carol at 970-472-0200 or See ad page 11.

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By Terry Chriswell





hese are the most adorable card decks! You can’t NOT fall in love them. Here’s the card I drew today: Opennness: Embrace the Possible. There’s an illustration of an impossibly happy, mixed breed pup in a bright happy yellow and it makes me laugh out loud. I go to the booklet to read more about it: “If you fetched this card today, it means you’re getting the call to embrace the wild to become bigger than you have been, to embrace the change you are going through or approaching with a more flexible and open attitude – even if it initially it makes you snarl to think about it.” That’s the other adorable thing – the references to doggy behavior. “Land on your forepaws or hind end”, “the rest of the pack”, “another bone to chew on” and more. And, like most card decks, the text offers a bit of hope and insight into whatever you are asking the cards; the guidance is well-done and goes deeper than most cards. You’ll want to shuffle through these and see all the talented work of illustrator Teresa Shishim. Any dog or card deck lover will really wag their tail with these!

f you’ve ever experienced Voice Dialogue work, you’ll understand how Gawain and Vucci write this book based on the relationship with self – the power of the various selves within to command and control subconsciously in both good and bad ways. “It’s very difficult to look inside ourselves and see what’s going on in there, particular to see what we‘re unaware of,” says Gawain. “That’s why it’s important to look at our relationships as mirrors of our inner processes. Used this way, relationships become one of the most valuable sources of healing and teaching in our lives.” The Relationship Handbook explores many themes: becoming aware and healing our unconscious patterns; using the “mirror of relationships”; how trouble spots guide us toward healing; learning from our shadow sides; balancing closeness and independence; and communicating more successfully. The book is based on the workshops that Vucci and Gawain have offered for many years, and Gawain is one of the best-selling authors in personal growth and consciousness. This is an inspiring book for using our relationships as a path to greater awareness.



sn’t it interesting that a cardiologist explores love? Also a professor at John Hopkins University, he believes love comes more from the brain than the heart. “As a physician, particularly one who takes care of patients with heart problems, one cannot afford to take too narrow a view of cardiac diseases when helping patients,” he writes. “Among the worst forms of agony is a broken heart. Not only the end of a romance but the loss of any love can cause excruciating grief and misery. Love is the single most precious aspect of human life – even more precious than life itself. If we don’t know about love, we don’t know much about human life.” Dr Zadeh’s years of experience witnessing the connection between a patient’s state of mind and physician condition, his doctoral degree in philosophy, and his upbringing as the child of a psychologist and a psychiatrist, combine to give him a multidimensional understanding of well-being and the centrality of love. Love requires skill and devotion; an art that we can foster and advance and fill our days, with his understandable, constructive and practical approach applicable to our daily lives. March 2018


ing. “My cats prefer self-serve,” observes veterinarian Carol Osborne, owner of the Chagrin Falls Veterinary Center & Pet Clinic, in Ohio. “Now they leave my house plants alone.” Both cats and dogs may show improved gastric intestinal health as a result.

Dogs Dogs are more accepting of new content in their food bowl. “Add just a few sprouts so a dog gets used to the slightly bitter taste. Once acclimated, one-eighth to one-quarter cup daily per 20 pounds of the pet’s weight is the rule of thumb,” says Osborne. She counsels against serving Fido onion, garlic, corn or mushroom sprouts. Peas, sunflowers, radishes, alfalfa and clover are suggested; they are all tasty and easy to grow.



Notorious for being picky eaters, cats might balk at sprouts being added to their regular diet. Rather than upsetting the status quo, grow sprouts like alfalfa or barley on a handy windowsill for graz-

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espite their small size, sprouts pack a nutritional wallop with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, antioxidants and protein. Dogs, birds, horses and even cats enjoy the crunch, as well as the health benefits.

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“We encourage people to make their own sprouts. It’s easy to get quality seeds for legumes or grains from Whole Foods, or,” says Ann Brooks, president of the all-volunteer Phoenix Landing Foundation, in Asheville, North Carolina. They provide educational activities and facilitate adoption of birds, from parakeets to macaws. Sprouts from the store can be risky, because of bacteria, she cautions. “If not growing your own, the only one I recommend is the organic crunchy mix from Be sure to get the freshest date possible.”

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“One of my favorite sprouts is mung beans, because they appear in two days or less. Birds like the crunch,” says Brooks. “Sprouts are safe to leave in the cage all day because they are live foods.”

Horses When adding sprouts to a horse’s regular diet, it’s important to balance the intake. “A lot of barns feed forage three times a day. I know of a couple that feed one meal of sprouts and the other two of hay,” says Clair Thunes, Ph.D., a consulting equine nutritionist with Summit Equine Nutrition in Sacramento, California. “Several companies sell systems for large-scale growing.” The sprouts grow with matted roots in what is called a biscuit, weighing about 18 pounds. Difficult to mix with other feed, the biscuits are fed separately, roots and all.

Instead of sprouting one kind of seed per jar, consider creating a mix. “Because of sporadic drought conditions, the idea of growing your own fodder became more popular, thinking it might make forage supply more dependable and possibly cheaper after initial startup costs,” Thunes explains. “Owners have a sense of control over what the horse eats, there’s less reliance on a supplier and the seeds are less expensive than hay. Due to moisture and nutritional differences, you can’t swap sprouts and hay pound for pound. It’s best to consult a veterinarian or nutritionist.” Sprouts contain a lot of moisture and have an inverted calcium phosphorus ratio that has to be accounted for she says. Horses enjoy barley, sunflower and flax sprouts for variety. The high moisture content may help reduce the risk of intestinal impaction and resulting colic.

Good for All “Sprouts are a healthy form of nutrition and a hip way for both pets and people to enjoy greens,” says Osborne. “They’re a great go-to powerhouse of nutrition, often more nutritious than the adult plant.” Connect with freelance writer Sandra Murphy at

Sprouting Tips ✔ Always use organic seeds. and are additional sources. ✔ Seeds sprout in water or soil. Avoid direct sunlight. ✔ Practice good hygiene to avoid bacteria. Rinse seeds several times a day to prevent mold. Once the sprouts show a bit of green, dry them to remove excess moisture before refrigerating. ✔ Refrigerate for up to a week for peak freshness, but no longer. ✔ Use a mix of seeds or one kind at a time. Discard any seeds that don’t sprout with the rest. ✔ Sunflower seeds produce a particularly high volume of sprouts.

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What Five Countries Can Teach Us about Good Eating by Judith Fertig


mericans love to explore ethnic cuisines and then put their own “more is better” spin on them, like a Chinese stir-fry turned into chop suey with fried rice or a pasta side dish supersized into a whole meal. “We’ve Americanized dishes to the extent that they don’t have their original health benefits,” says Dr. Daphne Miller, a family physician in the San Francisco Bay area and author of The Jungle Effect: The Healthiest Diets from Around the World—Why They Work and How to Make Them Work for You. Here are five popular—and healthy— world cuisines, known for their great 16

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dishes, star ingredients and health-enhancing practices.

Traditional Japanese

Ingredients. The dietary benefits of green tea, fermented soy and mushrooms like shiitake and maitake are well documented. Add dried seaweed to this list. Beyond sushi, it’s a delicious ingredient in brothy soups, where it reconstitutes to add a noodle-like quality, slightly smoky flavor and beneficial minerals, including calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, vanadium and zinc.

A study in the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition linked the longevity of Okinawan residents to eating seaweed, a staple of macrobiotic diets. New York City culinary instructor and cookbook author Hiroko Shimbo prefers dried wakame seaweed, readily available in the U.S. Practices. Shimbo grew up in Tokyo, Japan, where her mother helped her surgeon father’s patients by preparing foods that helped them recover quickly. Shimbo believes wholeheartedly in Ishoku-dogen, a Japanese concept often translated as, “Food is medicine.” Shimbo says, “I eat fairly well, treating food as blessings from nature that keep me

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healthy and energetic. I do not often indulge in expensive, rich foods.” She prefers eating foods in season and small portions, listening to what her body craves. When feeling the need for minerals and vitamins, she makes a brothy soup with just a little dried wakame, which reconstitutes to four times its dried volume. A second practice supporting healthy well-being is hara hachi bu, or “Eat until your stomach is 80 percent full.” It requires self-discipline to eat slowly and decline more food. But this restraint supports a widely accepted fact that “It takes about 20 minutes for the brain to receive the message that the stomach is full. If we eat slowly, we get the message at the right time, even if we want a few more bites. If we eat too quickly, by the time our brain sends the message, we have probably eaten too much,” says Shimbo. One Great Dish: Japanese soups offer nutrition and flavor in a bowl. Shimbo’s Eata-Lot Wakame Sea Vegetable Soup in her cookbook The Japanese Kitchen: 250 Recipes in a Traditional Spirit can be made with chicken or vegetable broth. Other healthy ingredients like sesame oil, fresh ginger, scallions and garlic boost its health benefits.

South Indian

Ingredients. South India—including the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana—offers many plant-based dishes that feature coconut, rice and spices such as turmeric, known for decreasing inflammation, according to the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Varieties of dried split peas called dal [dal is singular and plural] are used in vegetable curries and ground to make the glutenfree savory crepes known as dosa or puffy white idlis for a snack or breakfast. South India native and current Minneapolis resident Raghavan Iyer, teacher, consultant and author of many cookbooks, including 660 Curries, says, “One technique that gives vegetable dishes a lift is dry-frying or toasting whole spices. It adds complexity and nuttiness.” Simply heat a cast iron skillet, add the whole spices and dry fry until spicy aromas arise; then add them to a dish.

Practice. South Indian meals usually comprise many small, highly flavored, colorful, plant-based dishes served with rice. They yield a pleasant aroma and sensation of fullness without overdoing it, says Iyer. One Great Dish: A vegetable/legume curry such as tamata chana dal, or smoky yellow split peas is simple to make. Iyer cooks dried, yellow, split peas with potatoes and turmeric, then dry-fries dried chilis and spices, and purées them in a blender for a no-fat, vegan and gluten-free dish. In Iyer’s view, “The epitome of comfort food is a bowl of dal and rice.”

from gardening. “We have a good work ethic in our family,” remarks Bone, who lives in New York City and Crawford, Colorado. “We are of the mentality that physical work is satisfying, even when it is hard.” From her father’s family, Bone has learned to break a meal into small courses and to eat heavier during the day and lighter at night because this helps maintain a healthy weight, according to many studies including one published in the UK journal Diabetologia. One Great Dish: Dress up pasta with a seasonal vegetable sauce, such as caponata, an eggplant and tomato mixture, or include primavera via spring vegetables and basil, or arrabbiata, featuring tomatoes and red pepper flakes.


Garden-to-Table Italian

Ingredients. There’s American-Italian, as in pizza with pepperoni and double cheese, and then there’s real Italian dishes dating back to the Etruscans. Healthy Italian starts with the love of growing things. Whatever grows in the garden is best, served simply with extra virgin olive oil; a recent Temple University study found it preserves memory and wards off Alzheimer’s. Eugenia Giobbi Bone, co-author of Italian Family Dining: Recipes, Menus, and Memories of Meals with a Great American Food Family, says, “My palate was formed with the flavors of homegrown foods. Cooking in central Italy is all about bringing out the flavor of a few very fresh, well-grown ingredients. That means primarily seasonal eating, with lots of vegetables and little meat in summer, the opposite in winter. There isn’t a lot of fuss to the culinary style, which instead depends on interesting, but simple combinations of foods and techniques.” Practice. Italian families’ view of healthful garden-to-table includes the exercise attained

Ingredients. “So much about Lebanese cuisine is ‘on trend’ with our tart and sour flavors from lemon, sumac and pomegranate molasses, a wide array of vegetarian and vegan dishes, plus a tradition of pickling, called mouneh, and yogurt and cheese-making,” says food blogger Maureen Abood, author of Rose Water & Orange Blossoms: Fresh and Classic Recipes from My Lebanese Kitchen. “Lebanese cuisine is extraordinarily healthy, fitting squarely into the Mediterranean diet.” Abood lives in East Lansing, Michigan, where she loves to use summer cherries and berries in her Lebanese-inspired dishes. According to Abood, another reason why Lebanese food is so popular is that Lebanese immigrants to the U.S. now outnumber the native population of their mother country. Practice. Gathering to share food is a hallmark of Lebanese hospitality. “The Lebanese style of eating includes maza; many small shared plates of remarkable variety,” says Abood. “Food as medicine” is also a Lebanese practice, according to a study in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. One Great Dish: “Many of my favorite Lebanese dishes are plant-based,” says Abood. “We love to stuff everything from cabbage to summer squash to grape leaves with vegetarian fillings, and cook them in a garlic or tomato broth. Every week, we make March 2018


Cherries with Parsley, Walnuts and Pomegranate Vinaigrette This salad combines fresh summer fruits from the U.S. and Lebanon. Pomegranate molasses is a bottled condiment available at Middle Eastern markets and specialized grocers. Yields: 8 servings

Eat-a-Lot Wakame Sea Vegetable Soup This soup satisfies a body’s call for a dish rich in minerals and vitamins. Yields: 4 servings

1 qt sweet cherries, pitted and halved ⅓ cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped ¼ cup flat leaf parsley, coarsely chopped 2 tsp pomegranate molasses Juice of ½ lemon 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil Pinch kosher salt In a decorative small salad bowl, combine the cherries, walnuts and parsley.

1 Tbsp sesame oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 Tbsp peeled and julienned ginger 3 scallions, both green and white parts, cut into thin disks 4¼ cups chicken or vegetable broth ¼ cup sake 1 Tbsp instant wakame sea vegetable, soaked in cold water for 2 minutes and drained 1 Tbsp white sesame seeds, toasted in a skillet Tamari to taste Ground white pepper to taste

In a small prep bowl, whisk the pomegranate molasses, lemon juice, olive oil and salt until it emulsifies. Dress the salad with the vinaigrette and serve immediately, or later, at room temperature. Recipe courtesy of Maureen Abood (

Add the chicken broth and sake, then bring the mixture to a boil. Add the wakame and the sesame seeds. Season the soup with a few drops of tamari and ground white pepper, and add the green part of the scallions. After a few strong stirs, serve piping hot in individual bowls.


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Ingredients. Vietnamese cooking emphasizes fresh herbs and leafy greens, green papaya, seafood, rice and condiments. A study in the British Journal of Nutrition found that green or unripe papaya contains more healthy carotenoids (lutein, beta-carotene and lycopene) than tomatoes or carrots. Practice. The preferred style of Vietnamese cooking is steaming or simmering, using less fat. It also encourages communal eating, with each diner dipping an ingredient into a cooking pot. Cooked foods are accompanied by fresh salad greens, including herbs served as whole leaves. One Great Dish: Vietnamese hot pot is a favorite of Andrea Nguyen, whose Vietnamese family emigrated to California. Nguyen, author of Into the Vietnamese Kitchen: Treasured Foodways, Modern Flavors, blogs about food at and now lives near San Francisco, California. “This is a slow, cook-it-yourself kind of meal. Set it up, relax with some organic wine or beer and enjoy. Flavors develop and the hot pot transforms as you eat,” she says. “At the end, you’ll slurp up the remaining broth and noodles.” See

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In a medium pot, heat the sesame oil over medium heat until it’s hot, but not smoking. Add the garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the white part of the scallions, reserving the green part, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

Recipe of Hiroko Shimbo from The Japanese Kitchen; permission from Quarto Publishing Group USA.

and eat mujaddara, a lentil and rice or bulgur pilaf with deeply caramelized onions.” Pair with any Lebanese salad, such as one she makes with sweet cherries and walnuts for “a perfectly healthy and crazy-delicious meal.”


While croissants and triple-crème brie might not seem part of an ideal diet, rediscover two healthy practices from the French: Eat less and eat together. Ongoing studies at Cornell University show that we eat less if offered less. When researcher Paul Rozin, Ph.D., a psychology professor with the University of Pennsylvania, compared portions in Paris, France, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Philly portions were 25 percent larger. It’s also reflected in the two countries’ cookbook recipes. Rozin further found that French diners spent more time eating those smaller portions—perhaps explaining the French paradox: Most French eat rich foods and drink wine, yet don’t get fat. Judith Fertig writes award-winning cookbooks plus foodie fiction from Overland Park, KS (

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Reclaim Your Magic Make Your World Wondrous Again


by Paige Leigh Reist

e are all born with magic, but somewhere along the way, life tends to stomp it out of us. When we are living in our magic, we become curious, passionate and energetic. We thrive. Here are five ways to begin to reclaim our own special vibrancy.


LIVE WITH EARTH’S CYCLES Our planet teaches by example how to live in harmony with the seasons. Rest in the winter, awake to new beginnings in spring and rejoice in summer’s bounty. Give extra thanks in autumn. Live by and with the land, and watch how goodness magically blooms into being.


EXERCISE INTUITION Trusting in our intuition is generally discouraged from a young age. We’re

taught to ignore it in favor of logic, following social scripts and displaying expected behaviors. We’re told whom to look to for answers, definitions of right and wrong and true and false, and that grown-ups always know best. A powerful way to counteract this conditioning is to come to trust ourselves. Intuition is like a muscle—the more we use it, the more powerful it becomes. The spiritual “still small voice” won’t lead us astray.


COMMUNE Speaking our truth is transformative. To be heard, validated and supported is a powerful catalyst of personal growth and supports self-worth. Whenever possible, make time to meet with kindred spirits and share personal stories, wisdom and struggles around the proverbial fire.


CELEBRATE Spend time thinking about what it is that comprises the essence of oneself and celebrate it—that is where magic lives. Often, the qualities that carry our magic may have been put down. Sensitivity can be considered weakness. Determination might be termed stubbornness. But if we unabashedly love and celebrate these qualities in ourself, we begin to re-conceptualize them as sources of strength and power, and magic seeps through.


STOP ACCEPTING THE MUNDANE Let go of anything that does more to limit rather than propel progress. Review media habits, relationships, jobs and character traits, and be ruthless in pruning what needs to go. Try to interact only with people, activities and things that produce glowing feelings of inspiration, fulfillment and buzzing vitality. Assess habits honestly and choose meaningful substance over comfort, ease and familiarity. Paige Leigh Reist is a writer from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, who blogs at


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pices add a punch of extra flavor to our favorite dishes, but they also possess proven health and wellness properties. From regulating blood sugar to reducing inflammation to helping control appetite, behold the magnificent six.

Garlic (Allium sativum)

“There’s a lot of evidence that suggests garlic supports heart health,” says Rosalee de la Forêt, a clinical herbalist and author of Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies that Heal. A study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition tracked the blood pressure of 79 patients with uncontrolled hypertension and found that the mean systolic


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blood pressure of those consuming two 240-milligram capsules of aged garlic extract a day for 12 weeks significantly decreased compared to those taking one capsule or a placebo. “Garlic may also reduce the duration and severity of colds and flu when taken at the onset of symptoms and each day afterwards,” says de la Forêt, citing a study published in Clinical Nutrition. “I mince a clove and mix it with honey to make it easier to swallow.”

Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

Dr. Lipi Roy, a clinical assistant professor at the New York University School of Medicine and blogger at SpicesForLifemd. com, considers turmeric the golden spice

Used in India for 4,000 years, black pepper may be the most popular spice of our era. “Black pepper can increase the amount of nutrients your body absorbs from other food and spices,” says de la Forêt. A study published in Plant Medica concluded that subjects consuming a small amount (20 milligrams) of an extract of black pepper showed an increase of retained curcumin in their bodies. For maximum benefits, grind whole peppercorns directly onto food at mealtime.

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia and Cinnamomum verum)

“One of cinnamon’s super powers is that it may help regulate blood glucose in patients with Type 2 diabetes,” Roy says. In a study published in Diabetic Medicine, subjects taking two grams of cinnamon daily for 12 weeks exhibited much better blood sugar control. Roy suggests sprinkling it on oatmeal, apples, pumpkin pie and brownies. Roast chicken flavored with cinnamon and other spices is another treat.


of life. “In addition to its role in Indian and Asian cuisine, turmeric is used in traditional Indian medicine to treat common ailments like stomach upset, ulcers, flatulence, arthritis, sprains, wounds and skin and eye infections,” she says. A study published in Oncogene concluded that curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric) was a more potent anti-inflammatory agent than aspirin or ibuprofen. Try adding a little turmeric and ground black pepper to soups, salads and sauces.

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Herbs are not spices although the term spice is sometimes used to encompass them all. An herb is the leaf of a plant when used in cooking. Spices can be buds, bark, roots, berries, seeds or any other part of a plant, and are often dried. ~McCormick Science Institute

Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

“Ginger is a rhizome people have traditionally used medicinally to help with digestive issues, including upset stomachs and nausea,” says Karen Kennedy, of Concord, Ohio, a horticulturist and educator at the Herb Society of America. In a study published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology, researchers concluded that gastric emptying and relief was more rapid after subjects with frequent or severe stomach upsets ingested 1.2 grams of ginger. Ginger is also linked to increased circulation and reduced inflammation. A study published in Phytotherapy Research noted that this spice also worked in alleviating migraines equal to the pharmaceutical sumatriptan (Imitrex). According to a study in the journal Arthritis, it’s an effective tool in the battle against rheumatoid arthritis. Ginger adds a zing of healthy flavor to hot teas and stir-fried veggies such as broccoli, green beans, carrots or mushrooms.

Paprika (Capsicum annuum)

A common spice added to Hungarian, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish and Indian cuisine, paprika is rich in natural carotenoids (the orangey pigment in many plants with antioxidant power) and capsaicin, both of which may decrease mortality from chronic illnesses. Another benefit of this capsaicincontaining spice is its ability to control appetite. In research published in the journal Physiology and Behavior, participants that consumed red pepper spice had a slightly higher core temperature and energy expenditure after a meal than the control group. The study further suggested that those that consumed capsaicin-containing spices like paprika ate fewer calories per day and had less interest in food. “Paprika is a great salt alternative, too,” says Roy. “Too often, people think they are craving salt, but they aren’t. They are craving flavor, and paprika gives a nice kick to chili, salad, grilled cheese and so many other foods.” Amber Lanier Nagle is a freelance writer in Northwest Georgia (

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BRIDGE. Lie face-up on the floor with knees bent and feet flat. Press heels firmly and raise hips to form a straight line from shoulders to knees. Pause for three seconds in this position, and then lower and repeat. Continue for one minute.

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hen life makes a long workout impossible, a 10-minute, totalbody fitness routine can be super-efficient and effective, if done right. To maximize results, strategically order the exercises to work different muscles each time, allowing one set of muscles to rest while working another. This is the basis for a 10-step workout that Franklin Antoian, an American Council on Exercise-certified personal trainer and founder of iBodyFit, created for SilverSneakers. The steps can be part of a regular routine or done on their own three times a week every other day, gradually working up to five days a week. Needed equipment includes a chair, light dumbbells (or filled water bottles or food cans), a yoga block (or small soft ball or pillow) and a watch or timer. Given extra time, warm up by walking in place for five minutes, and then perform each exercise in order for one minute, doing as many reps as possible. Try not to rest between exercises. If a full minute feels too challenging, start with 45 seconds of exercise and 15 seconds of rest.


ARM CIRCLES. Stand with feet hipwidth apart. Extend arms straight out to each side at shoulder height with palms facing down. Swing arms forward in a circular motion for 30 seconds, and then backward for 30 seconds. Keep shoulders down and back and elbows slightly bent.


SHOULDER SHRUG. Stand with feet hip-width apart. Hold dumbbells with arms down, palms facing inward. Slowly raise shoulders as if 22

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trying to touch the earlobes. Pause, and then lower and repeat. Continue for one minute. Make it easier by doing slow and controlled reps without dumbbells.


WALL PUSHUPS. Stand at arm’s length away from a wall with feet hip-width apart. Place palms shoulder-width apart on the wall. Bend elbows and lower the upper body toward the wall, keeping the core tight and straight. Pause, and then press back to the starting position and repeat. Continue for one minute. Make it harder by taking a step back from the wall, pushing out from a kneeling position.


SEATED ADDUCTION. Sit in a chair with a yoga block between the knees. Press knees together to squeeze the device, pause for three seconds. Relax and repeat. Continue for one minute.


HIP EXTENSION. Start on hands and knees with palms flat on the floor, shoulder-width apart. Align the neck and back while looking down or slightly forward. With foot flexed and knee bent, slowly raise the right foot toward the ceiling until the thigh is parallel with the floor. Pause, and then lower. Continue for 30 seconds, and then repeat with the left leg. To make it easier, try it while standing, keeping the lifted leg straight, and hold the back of a chair for support.


SEATED KNEE RAISE. Sit at the front of the chair with knees bent and feet flat, holding onto the sides for balance. Keeping the knee bent, lift the right leg about six inches off the floor. Pause for three seconds, and then lower and repeat with the left leg. Continue alternating for one minute.


BICEPS CURL. Stand with feet hip-width apart. Hold dumbbells with arms at each side, palms facing forward. Keeping the upper arms still, bend both elbows to bring the dumbbells as close

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CLAMSHELL. Lie on the floor on the left side, with hips and knees bent 45 degrees, the right leg on top of the left, heels together. Keeping feet together, raise the top knee as high as possible without moving the pelvis or letting the bottom leg leave the floor. Pause, and then return to the starting position. Continue for 30 seconds; switch sides and repeat.

to the shoulders as possible. Pause, and then slowly lower and repeat. Each time arms return to the starting position, completely straighten them. Continue for one minute. Make it easier with slow and controlled reps without using dumbbells.


TRICEPS EXTENSION. Stand with feet hip-width apart. Hold the end of one dumbbell with both hands. Position arms so elbows are pointing up, with upper arms by the ears and the dumbbell behind the head. The neck is aligned with the back; with shoulders down and back. Keeping upper arms still, straighten the elbows until the dumbbell is overhead. Pause, and then slowly lower and repeat. Continue for one minute. Make it easier by sitting in a chair. Locke Hughes, of Atlanta, GA, contributes content to SilverSneakers, a community fitness program that helps older adults maintain a healthy lifestyle and improve well-being. Learn more at

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FRUGAL FOODIE Practical Uses for Aging Produce


by Judith Fertig

hen Jacques Pépin was growing up in France during World War II, he watched his mother use every scrap of food to meet the family’s needs, and then send him to live with a farmer in summer so her growing son could eat fresh from the farm. Today, the internationally renowned PBS-TV chef and cookbook author carries these sensibilities forward at his home and studio in Madison, Connecticut. “In Europe, and certainly in France, healthy food is much more expensive,” he says. “In America, a chef may have the person that washes dishes also prepare salads. With lettuce, he’ll cut off the whole top, cut out the heart and throw out the rest.” U.S. restaurant kitchens mirror home kitchens, where the average family throws away a quarter of the food they buy, wasting an average of $2,200 a year. These scraps mean wasted food and money at home, plus misspent resources to grow and transport the food. According to a report by the National Resource Defense Council, “Getting food to our tables eats up 10 percent of the total U.S. energy budget, uses 50 percent 24

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of U.S. land and swallows 80 percent of the fresh water consumed in the United States.” To save money and also live better, here are just some of many easy ways to use up every bit of fresh produce we buy.

Asparagus Ends

Self-described “frugal foodie” Diana Johnson, of Auburn, Washington, never lets asparagus ends go to waste. With the help of a blender, she turns them into a creamy asparagus soup—minus the cream—that her family loves (

Broccoli, Swiss Chard and Spinach Stems

Thrifty cooks know the magic of quick pickles. Recycle the brine from pickles and pack thinly cut stems of broccoli, Swiss chard and mature spinach into the jar until covered with the brine, then seal and refrigerate. In a few days, these quick pickles will be ready for snacking and sandwiches.

Carrot and Beet Tops

Very fine carrot tops can be used like parsley. With a food processor or high-speed

blender, transform them into a favorite pesto or salsa verde recipe, suggests Registered Dietitian and nutritionist Madeline Basler, of Long Island, New York. One of her go-to’s is her Earth Day Carrot Top Pesto (Tinyurl. com/CarrotTopPestoRecipe). Beet greens can be sautéed like spinach, in a little extra-virgin olive oil with garlic, as a veggie side.

Fruit Snippets Stray grapes, a half-finished peach, overripe bananas, wrinkly berries and the core of a pineapple can all go in the freezer, and then into a smoothie.

Leftover Wine Freeze what’s left in the bottle in ice cube trays, suggests Anisha Jhaveri, a film writer and wine lover in New York City. It can add flavor to soups and stews, sauces and desserts like wine-poached pears.

Lemon Peels The limonene in lemon peels is a natural cleaner and degreaser, says blogger Jill Nystul, of Salt Lake City, Utah. She makes her own Citrus Vinegar All-Purpose

Cleanser by simply packing lemon peels in a jar and topping with vinegar. See how at

Vegetable Peels and Trimmings Instead of throwing out onion skins, carrot peels, celery leaves and tough leek stems, collect them in a freezer bag over time and store in the freezer. When enough has accumulated to fill a pot, make homemade vegetable stock, suggests Sonnet Lauberth, a certified holistic health coach, blogger and cookbook author in Seattle ( At home, Pépin makes “fridge soup” once a week. “Whatever is left in the fridge—carrots, lettuce, a piece of leftover meat or whatever else I made the other day—goes into the soup,” says Pépin. “We finish it with some vermicelli or polenta or good bread.” A delicious meal, shared with family and friends, makes frugality festive. Judith Fertig writes award-winning cookbooks plus foodie fiction from Overland Park, KS (

Nine Tips to Tackle Food Waste at Home


onathan Bloom, author of American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (And What We Can Do About It), suggests many ways to curb this habit at, Here are some suggestions from him and others:


Shop smart. Plan meals for the week with a detailed shopping list, suggests Madeline Basler, a certified dietitian nutritionist in Long Island, New York.


Save, transform and eat leftovers. “Eat down the fridge,” counsels Kim O’Donnell, a chef and cookbook author in Portland, Oregon. Turn leftovers into frittata, sandwich fillings, pasta sauces and soups. In this way, we’re not eating quite the same meal again.

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Store food in safe, sealable glass containers, so it’s easy to see. Avoid clutter in the refrigerator and freezer; if we can’t see it, we won’t eat it.

Treat expiration and sell-by dates as just guidelines. There is wiggle room in both, advises Bloom.

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Donate extra pantry items to food banks and places that provide hot meals for those in need.

Preserve the bounty of the garden. Learn how to make quick pickles, pasta sauces and foods to freeze. Join a food exchange. Emily Paster, cofounder of Chicago Food Swap, helps farmers, foragers, home cooks, gardeners, bakers and canners trade or barter their produce and products.


Go social. PDX Food Swap, in Portland, Oregon; BK Swappers, in Brooklyn, New York; and ATX Swappers, in Austin, Texas, combine food exchange events with a potluck.

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Reiki, vibrational healing & intuitive reading for first-time clients. In person or phone. 700 E 9th Ave., #9, Denver. JoAnne Palladino, Reiki MasterTeacher, Channel, & Intuitive. 303-263-0679


Includes assessment interview, evaluation and treatment recommendations by Inge Sengelmann, LCSW, SEP, RYT-500, Embody Your Life, 305788-6857 or


Consulting services that enable you to make positive changes in your life and environment. Tina Atchley, Everyday Health and Home, 303-910-4593 or

FRI MAR 2 Feng Shui-Spring Cleansing–6-8pm. Clear obstructions and move the energy flow in your home and work spaces to generate prosperity, create life balance and nourish your spirit and invigorate your health. $60. Chi Wellness, Denver. Debra Lin Allen 720-427-0406, $15 Christ Force Healings–7:30-9pm. Drop-in’s welcome. Lay on a massage table while a student healer channels the energy of forgiveness through your body. 1st Friday/month.

SUN MAR 4 Become Magnetic to Love–4-6pm. Transform your love life from by Calling in “The One”. Identify your hidden barriers that have kept love away. Discover the keys to manifesting your Soulmate. Free. Koelbel Library 5955 South Holly St, Centennial. RSVP:

TUES MAR 6 Mindfulness and Meditation Workshop–7-9pm. Learn, practice, and share about mindfulness and meditation, and some techniques that will lead you to a more balanced life. Tryna Giordano Cooper. Suggested $10-$20. Journeys For Conscious Living 7401 West 59th, Arvada. 303-550-4223. 1st Tuesday Tantra Talk–4-6pm. Free. Talk. About your Tantric Journey. About questions you have. It’s up to you. Meet new Tantric Friends! Enjoy Tantric Community. Mandala Infusion 4479 N Broadway, Boulder. Judith Anne Condon 303-630-9479, Self Healing 101–Learn how to meditate and heal yourself with easy to use visualization techniques. Check out the first class for FREE. Offered in-person & over-the-phone!


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


Deep healing at the physical, emotional, mental and/ or spiritual levels of your being. 679 W Littleton Blvd, #205 Littleton. Marie Adams EEM-AP, CHT, PT, Healing Change, 303-668-0299


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


South Lakewood Dental, 2525 S Wadsworth Blvd, #11, Lakewood. Scott Stewart, DDS & Naturopathic Physician, 303-988-4338

Lavender-Eucalyptus-Peppermint Personal Nasal Inhaler Party–5-7pm. It’s fast and easy to make this ultra-convenient inhaler (pocket size). Promotes relaxation, boosts immune system, supports emotions, supports energy levels. Other dates/times offered. $20 incl refreshments. Littleton. RSVP Evie Yang 858-9222964 or

FRI MAR 9 $15 Trance Medium Healings–Receive a channeled healing from our post graduate students. Come with a healing intention and release pain, mental blocks, and spiritual imbalances. Offered in-person & over-thephone. Schedule online. Richard Rudis Gong Bath–7-8:30pm. Dynamic meditative sound vibrational experience which guides into physical well-being, emotional balance, cellular healing and spiritual awareness. Bring a pillow, mat, and blanket. Info/tix; questions or 720-371-9137. Journeys For Conscious Living, 7401 West 59th, Arvada.

SAT MAR 10 Yes! Stress Relief with Aromatherapist-Evie ™–4:306:30pm. Stress depletes your energy, it reduces your clarity, deprives your focus, and leaves you feeling exhausted. Learn benefits of essential oils and make an “Energy+Clarity+Focus” inhaler.  $45 Yoga Pod DTC 4930 S Yosemite St, Ste D1C, Greenwood Village. RSVP


Daylight Savings Time begins TUES MAR 13 The Women’s Way to Health, Wealth, and Happiness Meetup–7-9pm. “Simple Presentation, Speaking, and

Meeting Tips.” Meetings and Events/Public Service Credit Union Building, Lower Level, community room. 7502 W 80th, Arvada. Live stream avail. Donation. Info Tryna at 303-550-4223 or Kathy at 720-938-2536. Shmaya Gathering w/JoAnne Palladino–7-8:30pm. Experience Shmaya, an illumined, channeled presence that attunes you to the love and light within. $20. First Spiritual Science Church, 3375 S Dahlia St, Denver. RSVP 303-263-0679 or It’s Time to ‘Gut’ Healthy! –6:30pm. Free. Join Certified Holistic Health Coach, Kelly Haugh as she discusses why gut health is so importance for your mental and physical well-being! Questions/address Kelly 720-236-7897

FRI MAR 16 Sacred Drumming Circle, Sound Celebration & Meditation–7-9pm. Appreciation, celebration, and release using Sound, Breath, Mindfulness and Meditation. Bring snack to share and other instruments. Suggested $10. Journeys For Conscious Living, 7401 West 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695. SPECIAL EVENT! Debbie Allen’s Highly Paid Expert Workshop–8:30am-5:30pm. Discover how to position yourself as THE Go-To-Expert and become a Highly Paid Entrepreneur on you own terms. $49 ($497 value) Meetings and Events/ Public Service Credit Union Building, Lower Level, community room. 7502 W 80th, Arvada. Info/RSVP or 303-469-0306


Happy St Patrick’s Day! Citrus Rosemary Sugar Scrub Party–3-5pm. Oh So Soft Skin-finally-after creating this! Get my secret recipe and make with your friends. Invaluable tips on essential oils from Certified Aromatherapist. $20 incl refreshments. Littleton. RSVP Evie Yang 858-9222964 or 

MON MAR 19 Qigong with Food–6-8pm, 10 monthly wkshops. Cook with food’s energetic strengths to eliminate the inflammatory nature of all dis-eases, illnesses and injuries, to ease digestion and maximize metabolism nutrients for whole healing. Tuition, learning materials, food: $600. Chi Wellness, Denver. Debra Lin Allen 720-427-0406,,


Spring Equinox Learn to Heal with Angels; 5 Wks–7-9pm Tuesdays. Meet your Guardian/Healing Angels. Guided meditations help you heal, release grief, guilt, addictions and habits to create the life you desire. Early/$235, Reg/$250 Journey Within; 777 S Wadsworth Blvd Bldg 2 #108, Lakewood. Anita Destino 720-413-7303, Aurora Shamanic Journey Circle–6:30-8:30pm. Learn to journey! No exp necessary. Meet monthly to share in this beautiful, essential skill of shamanism. Safe, comfortable environment. FREE Vast Wellness Center 2323 South Troy St, Ste 107, Aurora. or

WED MAR 21 Golden Shamanic Journey Circle–6:30-8:30pm. Learn to journey! No exp necessary. We meet monthly to share in this beautiful, essential skill of shamanism. Safe, comfortable environment. FREE Jefferson Unitarian Church 14350 W 32nd Ave Golden or Five Days of Tantra–through 3/25. Heal and Transform Emotional Blocks; Learn to Activate the Full-Body Orgasm; Circulate Bliss Daily; Discover Secrets to Being Multi-Orgasmic; Experience Tantric Ritual. $547- $997 Osho Leela Meditation Center 1025 Rosewood Ave, Boulder Judith Anne Condon 303-630-9479,

THURS MAR 22 5-Week Class on Chakras and Auras–7-9pm. Learn about your Chakras and how they coincide with our Aura; clean and align your Chakras; easy technique to set energetic boundaries. Early/$235 Reg/$250 Journey Within, 777 S Wadsworth Blvd Bldg 2 #108, Lakewood. Anita Destino, 720-4137303,

FRI MAR 23 Insight Studios Invites: World Renowned Author and Psychic Medium Lynn Van Praagh-Gratton– 7-9pm. Sample spiritual teas, book signing and divine messages from spirit; filled with exciting information about Lynn’s Spiritual Tea Line, new book “The Hand II” and messages from spirit to the audience. $32 Cash only at door. RSVP

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Learn how to expand your capacity for pleasure; discover how to have more love and freedom; learn the importance of healthy boundaries; be introduced to the full-body orgasm; explore a new level of aliveness and bliss into your sexual relating. Leave with a tool kit for being more present, radiant and aware. Open to individuals and couples. No nudity. Facilitated by Sky Dancing Tantra Teachers Crystal Dawn Morris and Judith Anne Condon. Osho Leela Meditation Center, Boulder. Info/RSVP or 303-630-9479


Explore alternative choices for taking care of your body, mind, spirit & our environment. Bring a canned food donation & receive $1 off admission. FREE Parking! FREE Lectures!! $7/day, $12/weekend; children 12 & under FREE. Tickets at the door. The Ranch / Larimer County Fairgrounds - South Hall, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland. For more info, see or contact Carol O at 970-472-0200 or


Curious about the “Afterlife”, and what comes next? Discover comfort, experience connection, and take home illumination from 3 amazing authors: researcher ROBERTA GRIMES, medium-coach SARINA BAPTISTA and after-death messages experiencer PAULA LENZ. Center for Spiritual Living, Loveland Outlet Mall between Nike and Bose, 5628 McWhinney Blvd., Loveland. All seats sold at the door, first come, first served. $20 general admission, $10 IANDS members. All are welcome. Info @ COLORADO IANDS; Facebook: Colorado NDE-IANDS&Friends.

SAT MAR 24 Citrus Rosemary Sugar Scrub Party–3-5pm. Oh So Soft Skin-finally-after creating this! Get my secret recipe and make with your friends. Invaluable tips on essential oils from Certified Aromatherapist. $20 incl refreshments. Littleton. RSVP Evie Yang 858-9222964 or  $25 Pet Readings–Improve your relationship with your companion animal! Clarify relational dynamics and negotiate issues. All species welcome. Offered overthe-phone on February 24th at 11:00am MT.  Schedule online.

SAT MAR 24 Learn Reiki I & II–8:30-5:30pm Sat; 12:30-5:30pm Sun. Be empowered with this gentle, pure, amazing healing energy enabling you to heal on a physical level. Class covers theory, attunements, and lots of practice. Reiki II is the next step on Sunday and enables you to promote healing on an emotional and distant level.  $199/ ea; $375/both. Littleton/Centennial area. Experienced teacher.  Details/registration:

MON MAR 26 We Are Change Open Mic Night—6-10pm. Share the power of our local grassroots activist community at an evening of food, music, interviews, headliners, poetry and dancing. Visit for details.

WED MAR 28 Shmaya Gathering w/JoAnne Palladino–7-8:30pm. Experience Shmaya, an illumined, channeled presence that attunes you to the love and light within. $20. 700 E. Ninth Ave., Suite 9, Denver. RSVP 303-263-0679 or


Think you need a Guru to explore your own innate spiritual gifts? The truth is, all you need is to meet your gifts at their proper frequency, hence, becoming your own Guru. During this enlightening workshop, Breakthrough Medium Elisa Malangone will help you find your own unique tools that will help unlock the inner wisdom of your own soul. Learning to raise your frequency is the key to igniting your own insight. $40. Insight Studio, Wheat Ridge. For more information and to register please visit


Whether you are brand new to the concept of spirit guides or have an established relationship with them, our weekend retreat will catapult you to the next level of trust and communication. Through personalized messages and experiential exercises, you will learn to flow powerfully with your guides to bring clarity, ease, fun, and purpose to your life. $385. Sunrise Ranch, Loveland. Hosted by spiritual communicators and teachers Shannon Elisabeth, PhD and Mara Holloway, MA. Info/RSVP


In transition? Feeling lost, stuck, fearful? Learn to navigate Change using your inner wisdom, strength and grace. Nature connection, mindfulness and professional guides offer compassion and a toolbox in this adventurous retreat. River adventure, rock climbing, hiking, women’s circles help you connect to your empowered self and find your strength and courage. Learn more: FREE WEBINAR March 14. Register today 970-328-5472, $200 early-bird discount ends March 18!

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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

House Healings - Got ghosts? Sleepless nights? Consistent household conflict? House healings are great in times of transition! Offered every Thursday from 7-8:30pm in Boulder or over-thephone.


$30 Psychic Readings–7-8:30pm, by appt only. Performed by our graduate students. Enjoy an advanced skill set and ask questions about relationships, career, health, and more!

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



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$30 Psychic Readings–7-8:30pm, by appointment only. Performed by our graduate students. Enjoy an advanced skill set and ask questions about relationships, career, health, and more! Free Psychic Healing–10am-8pm FREE 30 min introductory Healing for emotional/mental problems, anxiety, trauma, abuse, flashbacks, & lifelong difficulties. Great insight for positive changes. Appt reqd. Distance Healing available! Crossroads Gardens 1800 30th St Ste 309 Boulder Rev. Natasha Deakins 720499-8469

wednesdays Energy Healings/Aura Clearing/Chakra Balancing–6-7pm. A healing is an energy clearing, release negative energy blocking growth and create the life you desire. $5/healing. Free for first timers. Journey Within; 777 S Wadsworth Blvd Bldg 2 #108, Lakewood. Anita Destino 720-413-7303 Lavender-Eucalyptus-Peppermint Personal Nasal Inhaler Party–5-7pm. It’s fast and easy to make this ultra-convenient inhaler (pocket size). Promotes relaxation, boosts immune system, supports emotions, supports energy levels. More dates/times offered. $20 incl refreshments. Littleton. RSVP Evie Yang 858922-2964 or

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Aura and Chakra Healings–Drop-In 6-7pm. Receive a 10 minute cleanse and release negative thoughts, emotions, pain and fear. Get replenished with positive energy and feel great. FREE. 1332 Pearl St. Boulder. 303530-0920. Free Psychic Healing–10am-8pm FREE 30 min introductory Healing for emotional/mental problems, anxiety, trauma, abuse, flashbacks, & lifelong difficulties. Great insight for positive changes. Appt reqd. Distance Healing available! Crossroads Gardens 1800 30th St Ste 309 Boulder Rev. Natasha Deakins 720-499-8469

fridays FREE Healing & Meditative Services – 6-7pm. Celebrate being yourself, living life, and cultivating community. Enjoy weekly themes such as Chakra Balancing Singing Bowls, Channeled Angel Healings, Singing & Storytelling, and Meditative & Shamanic Journeys.

saturdays Qigong Movement–1-2:30pm. Meditative “Stillness within Movement” in this fun group experience increases flexibility, strength, endurance, mental focus and calm. Suitable for folks healing from physical considerations. $20 drop-in or $90/6 classes. Chi Wellness, Denver. Debra Lin Allen 720-427-0406. Tai Chi + Push Hands–2:45-4pm. Develop true internal yin-yang sensitivity and serenity, in these fun, dynamic chi-cultivation classes in Yang 24 Taiji and playful Push Hands! $20 drop-in or $90/6 classes. Chi Wellness, Denver. Debra Lin Allen 720-427-0406 Citrus Rosemary Sugar Scrub Party–3-5pm. Oh So Soft Skin-finally-after creating this! Get my secret recipe and make with your friends. Invaluable tips on essential oils from Certified Aromatherapist. $20 incl refreshments. Littleton. RSVP Evie Yang 858-9222964 or

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Begin Your Qigong Lifestyle–Tuesdays, 6-8 pm. 9 wks. Heart-centered, intentional practice in the wholeness of proper qigong self-care, inner alchemy and chi nutrition. Eliminate stress, reverse aging and thrive in vibrant health and joy in daily living! Prereq for Prof Medical Qigong Practitioner training in mid-Oct. Tuition, incl Learning Materials: $495. Chi Wellness, The Center of Qigong, Denver. Debra Lin Allen 720-427-0406,

APRIL 13-15 Sacred Childbirth with Reiki Practitioner Training–Training to heal birth-related fear and trauma and to empower blissful, sacred birth of children and dreams. Pre-req: Reiki II. $497. In Littleton. Must preregister Cori 815-325-0353 or

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2nd annual Colorado Holistic Fair–10am-5pm. Experience healing modalities & intuitive readings. Shop with our unique artisans. Attend our Free hourly lectures. Exciting door prizes! Free Parking! $7/day;$12/weekend; Children 12 & under FREE. Adams County Fairgrounds 9755 Henderson Rd, Brighton. Belu Olisa Fairs - Carol 970472-0200, or

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2018 Paranormal Supernatural Conference– 9am-12:30pm. Meet a host of seasoned, expert presenters encompassing the paranormalsupernatural spectrum. The goal is to provide excellence in high-value hard-boiled information to those who wish to know more about themselves and about strange life phenomena. Open to the public. Seating is limited! Pastries, cookies, beverages avail. $40 -$100/person. PPA Event Center 2105 Decatur St, Denver. Info, or or contact J.J. Wells at or 720-203-6354.

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36th annual Fall Holistic Fair–10am-5pm. Explore alternative choices for taking care of your body, mind, spirit & our environment. Children 12 and under FREE. Bring a canned food donation & receive $1 off admission. FREE Parking! FREE Lectures! $7/day; $12/weekend. The Ranch/Larimer County Fairgrounds - South Hall, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland. Belu Olisa Fairs - Carol 970-472-0200, or

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Marie Adams EEM-AP, CHT, PT 679 W Littleton Blvd. #205, Littleton 303-668-0299 / Individual sessions using a combination of different techniques such as Eden Energy Medicine (EEM), Hypnotherapy, EFT (meridian tapping), and Matrix Reimprinting will facilitate deep healing at the physical, emotional, mental and/or spiritual levels of your being to create that permanent change in your life. You will leave the sessions with tools that you can use at home to continue the healing work and progress towards a better you. Ongoing classes in EEM for increased Joy, Health and Vitality! Free 20-minute phone or Skype consultation.


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March 2018 Mile High Natural Awakenings  

Mile High Natural Awakenings is a locally-owned, monthly publication, serving the Front Range from Aurora to Evergreen - from Castle Rock to...

March 2018 Mile High Natural Awakenings  

Mile High Natural Awakenings is a locally-owned, monthly publication, serving the Front Range from Aurora to Evergreen - from Castle Rock to...