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Steak with Gorgonzola Thyme Crust Servings: 2

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WHAT YOU NEED: • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce • 2-6 oz. beef tenderloins or small rib-eye steaks, cut 3/4” thick • 1 large or 2 small cloves garlic, minced • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper • 2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme or 1/2 tsp. dried • 1/2 c. (2 oz.) crumbled Gorgonzola cheese

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Natural Awakenings is your guide to a healthier, more balanced life. In each issue readers find cutting-edge information on natural health, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, green living, creative expression and the products and services that support a healthy lifestyle.

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FOOD REVOLUTION

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SOCIAL PHILANTHROPY A Conversation with Nell Newman

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letterfrompublishers “Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food” Hippocrates (ca. 460 BC – ca. 370 BC)

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erry: Growing up in the ‘70’s, my mother fried everything for my West Virginia-born father. Then along came Jane Fonda in her fancy, striped leotard and legwarmers and our world shifted. It was baked chicken, fresh veggies and jogging. We all caught the bug.

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It seems we are getting more sensible, but the food industry has gotten much more sophisticated. Now we worry about chemicals and genetically-modified foods because we know nothing about the long-term effects of eating and drinking the hidden “stuff.” Dr. Meier’s ad on page 11 continues to offer excellent and timely information; this month she discusses the “natural” label on food and the dangers of fluoride in water. Doug: I did my first dietary detox with the coaching of a chiropractor in 1999. Over the years of doing raw food cleanses, my journal notes are full of gratitude for the amazing benefits; Increased energy, higher quality sleep, better focus and concentration, inner calm, more positive mood, brighter outlook, higher sex drive, skin tone, bright eyes, no body odor, increased sense of smell and taste, decreased pain, lower blood pressure, increased “connection” to my Higher Power, etc.

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As my mother tried to instill a sense of “good” food, my father was the one who brought home treats like chocolate cake, his favorite. So we vacillated between the “good” world and the “sinful” one, my mother’s favorite word for sweets. We were told that eggs were bad for us and full of cholesterol, then they were good for us and the “perfect protein.” Then came the low-fat, high protein and low-carb crazes and everything in between.

It’s no wonder that nearly every religious and spiritual tradition has a history of fasting and special diets. The mind, body and spirit are connected. Lisa Marshall writes about “America’s Growing Food Revolution” on page 18. Read it to learn the difference between “organic” and “natural” labels on food products. Visit the FDA website for definitions of organic, natural, whole, healthy, lite, free-range, hormone-free so will know what you are buying. The FDA definition of “free range” chicken reads “Producers must demonstrate to the Agency that the poultry has been allowed access to the outside.” Some producers open a small door for the last week of the chickens’ 40-day life cycle. Those who know chickens will laugh-they will never walk through that scary door. Chickens stick close to safety, food supply and other chickens, yet this is now a free-range chicken. It has never seen the sunshine or eaten a speck of its natural insect diet. Increasingly, you have the option to raise your own egg supply. Learn how on page 15. Continuing the “fowl” theme, find out what Nell Newman of Newman’s Own Organics, on page 14, and Dr. Ian Hollaman DC, of Red Tail Wellness in Boulder on page 10, have in common. Together as consumers, we must demand healthy choices and we can only do this if we actually know what that is! Here at Natural Awakenings, we’ll help as much as we can.

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newsbriefs Functional Medicine Presentation

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r. Gerard L. Guillory, M.D. and his team from The Care Group PC will be hosting an evening event on functional medicine April 20 at 6:30 pm. “A Doctor’s Guide to Optimal Wellness” is sponsored by New Chapter Organics and will be held at the Medical Center of Aurora South. According to The Institute for Functional Medicine’s website, functional medicine is personalized medicine that deals with primary prevention and underlying causes instead of symptoms for serious chronic disease. The team of presenters includes: Mike Mutzel, MSc, CN, nutrition; Audrey Boxwell PhD, mind and body healing; Gina Ruden, personal chef and cooking coach. They will provide strategies for a functional medicine approach to living better and participants will have an opportunity to engage in discussion and gain information regarding treatment of conditions such as chronic pain, stress, headaches, food allergies, hormone imbalance, chronic fatigue, obesity, anxiety/depression and digestive issues. “If you want to feel better, live longer and save money, this is the event you need to attend,” said Guillory. Space is limited, for more details or to RSVP, call 303-343-3121. See ad, page 12.

University of Colorado Hospital Lecture Series

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he University of Colorado Hospital Center for Integrative Medicine announces the next two sessions in their series of discussion forums about the use of Integrative Medicine in traditional western medical care. On March 7 from 6 – 7:30pm, internationally know menopause specialist and new OB/GYN chair, Dr. Nannette Santoro, will team up with Dr. Lisa Corbin MD FACP, Medical Director, to discuss the use of integrative medicine in treating menopause and maintaining hormone health. In the session entitled “Not Just a (hot)Flash in the Pan,” an expert panel including Q. Daisy Dong, L.Ac., OMD – Acupuncturist, Monika Nuffer, PharmD - pharmacist and Lynne Jordan, massage therapist, will answer questions about the safe and effective use of both pharmaceutical and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) therapies. On April 11, 6 – 7:30pm, Dr. William Schlaff, Director of Advanced Reproductive Medicine, will join the expert panel to discuss “The Use of Integrative Medicine in Fertility.” Location: Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion, 12605 E. 16th Ave, Aurora, AIP Conference rooms 2007/2113. RSVP to 720-848-1080 or UCH-CenterIntMed@uch.edu. UCH.edu/IntegrativeMed. See ad, page 17.

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newsbriefs Boulder Theatre Launches New Show

“POWER OF 3” Workshop

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ebbie Allen, Marie O’Riordon and Tracy Repchuk, partnering as the “Power of 3,” will be holding their one day workshop at Journeys for Conscious Living on April 7. A sneak preview of the event will be held on April 6 at 6:45pm at J4CL. Each speaker has a long list of awards and achievements. Allen is the author of five books on business and personal development. O’Riordon, an award winning short filmmaker, has been working in Radio, T.V. and films since the age of 13. And Repchuck wrote, published and achieved bestseller status within 58 days, earning six figures in her first five months online and winning the 2007 New Internet Marketing Success of the Year award. The one day workshop will give business owners new ideas for branding, mindset, media, and marketing. It is an experience of education, interactive activities, high-level networking and real results. Larry Cooper, J4CL partner, says, “If it is time to move your business to the next level, or if you want to learn how to shout out your business to your target market or to the world, then you don’t want to miss this business-changing event.” $97 for regular seating and $197 for VIP seating, which includes close up seating and lunch with the Power of 3. Register early as seating is limited. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Building A, Suite 100, Arvada. Event/rental info contact Journeys For Conscious Living at 303-731-6695 or J4CL.com. ThePowerof3WorldTour.com. See ad, page 13.

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“The Portal: A Cosmic Rock Odyssey” opens its North American tour at the Boulder Theatre on Thursday, March 31, with subsequent shows at the El Rey (Albuquerque, New Mexico) on Friday, April 1, The Stargazer (Colorado Springs, Colorado) on Thursday, April 28, 2011, and The Aggie (Fort Collins, Colorado) on Friday, April 29, 2011. More shows will be announced. “The Portal” is a multi-media live performance which uses cinematography, lights and live music to create a modern adaptation of a Shamanic Journey, written, directed and produced by the visionary, Luke Comer. It was filmed on location in the deserts of Moab, Utah, the mountains of Colorado, with post-production in Boulder. The show features a cast of entirely local performers. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder. March 31, 9pm. Tickets: $19 advance/$25 day of show. Bouldertheater.com. Portalconcert.com. See ad, page 5.

Fundraiser Highlights Boulder’s Homeless Artists

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he Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery will present the Carriage House Community Table Fundraiser on Friday, March 11, 6-8 pm. This third annual event is called “Street Art: Boulder’s Homeless Artists” and it will provide a venue for these artists to show and sell their work. The show runs from March 6 through April 9. Susan Stephens, a Boulder Watercolorist, teaches a weekly art class at the shelter and helps clients find their artistic voices. To add to the funds raised, Susan will donate a painting to be raffled off during the reception as she has for the last two years. The Carriage House Community Table provides a safe and supportive community for Boulder’s working poor and homeless. They are committed to the survival needs of clients and provide rent assistance, hot meals, prescription assistance and more. Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery, an artist cooperative since 1971, is a cornerstone of creativity on the Pearl Street Mall representing over 300 artists from Colorado, the Rocky Mountain region and beyond. 1422 Pearl St, Boulder. 303-443-3683. BoulderArtsandCrafts.com or BoulderCarriageHouse.org/index/about-us.

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enver Integrative Massage School is bringing Thai Yoga Massage to Denver, starting on Tuesday, March 1, with a student clinic offering low-cost massage to the public. The classes are in the Highlands, Denver and run between 11am - 5pm each Tuesday and Thursday. Sixty-minute sessions are $21 and 90-minute sessions at $28. Hillary Hilliard, founder of Denver Integrative Massage School, notes, “Throughout the temples of Thailand you will still find the traditional community massage setting. The clinic will provide the same powerful feel with the added relaxation of a studio setting. Initially Thai Yoga Massage will be offered on the massage table combining the methods of Thai yoga massage with some Western, massage techniques and, at a later date, they will offer the same traditional Thai session on the mat.” Denver Integrative Massage School, 2416 W 32nd Ave, Denver. 720-2703633, DenverIntegrativeMassageSchool.com.

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Dancing the Soul Opens

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ancing the Soul, A Center for Creative Movement and Stillness recently opened in the heart of the Mayfair neighborhood in east Denver. Dedicated to giving people the opportunity to connect with their bodies and hearts and listen to their inner rhythms, the Center offers classes in many different modalities: Nia, Zumba, Belly Dancing, Ballroom Dancing, Tai Chi/Qigong, Yoga, Pilates, Meditation, and Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation). The center also has a boutique with yoga mats, props, CDs, oils, and clothes, as well as jewelry and other products from a number of local artisans. A tea nook is opening within the next couple of months to provide an area to meet and interact with friends in a cell- and computer- free zone space. According to Margie Krest, founder/owner, “There are many paths to health and wellness. By exploring different modalities of movement and stillness, we can discover new dimension to the rhythms of our bodies and hearts. I wanted to create a space where people can dance or meditate, attend yoga or Qigong classes, belly dance or relax deeply in yoga nidra, all within a community and an intimate studio setting. We are the only center in this area that offers the creative energy of movement and stillness all in one.” 950-C Jersey Street, Denver. For a schedule of classes and workshops, call Margie at 303-502-4586 or go to Dancingthesoul.com.

Explore Your Intuition

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oga of the Mind is offering another version of their popular Explore Your Intuition class, an intensive 8 week workshop that “will open your mind, develop your intuition and help you find the confidence to follow it,” says David Stevens, owner of Yoga of the Mind. “You can explore and empower your personal and/or professional journey when you tap into your vast intuition.” A free preview night on March 16 at 7pm, or March 17 at 10:30am will teach a powerful meditation to put you in touch with your intuitive voice. Class starts the next week for 8 weeks. Register at the preview for just $150; regular $240. 8 E. 1st Ave. # 103 1st & Broadway. 303-668-2358. YogaoftheMind.com. See ad, page 25.

Explore Your Relationship with Food

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xperience conscious eating in the workshop “Delightful Eating: Taste What’s in Your Mouth,” a 5-session program beginning Saturday March 5 in Boulder. The workshop is guided by nutritionist Jane Reagan, supported with writing explorations by Carolyn Jennings and dance facilitated by Lucy Wallace. An additional workshop being offered in Denver is “Unleashing Your Feminine Prowess,” a five-week, drop-in workshop. Explore elements of a full, feminine appetite for life: movement and energy, our multi-dimensional selves, embodiment, nourishment, intimacy with self, and intimacy with others. Led by Carolyn Jennings, Journal to the Self® certified instructor and author of Hunger Speaks a memoir told in poetry, and Lisa Groves, AADP Certified Health and Wellness Coach and Wellness Educator. Delightful Eating: RSVP and info 303-449-4410 or lucy@alchemyofmovment.com. Unleashing your Feminine Prowess: RSVP and info Carolyn@writingourwings.com. WritingOurWings.com.

You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food. ~Paul Prudhomme

UFOs and Crop Circles Explained

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re you curious about weeping statues, appearances of the Virgin Mary, crop circles, miraculous photographs, healing waters, circles of light, milk-drinking Hindu statues, and UFOs? Share International Mountain West (SIMW) will be sponsoring a series of free public presentations during March and April throughout northern Colorado with the goal of explaining these phenomena. The first of five multi-media presentations is March 19 in Littleton. According to David Confietto, local member, a portion of the presentation will view and discuss over 50 of these “confirmed” miracles. Also, they will explain a star-like luminary of brilliant power that is being seen around the world. SIMW believes that this light portends the presence of the next Master Teacher, Maitreya, who is among us now. Past teachers include Krishna, Buddha, Confucius, Mohammed and Jesus. “We believe we all have a role in moving our planet toward a brighter future. We want to share our information with others and let them decide what feels ‘true’ to them,” said Confietto. Confietto describes the origins and philosophy of SIMW. “Benjamin Crème, a man of great vision and compassion, started sharing his message of hope for Earth’s future 35 years ago and groups formed spontaneously to support this message. Crème believes that we are all one family on this planet.” “The Earth is approaching a crossroads. Global warming, world hunger, economic insecurity and the forgotten threat of nuclear holocaust are all signs of this crisis. While we don’t pin this to a specific date like 2012, we believe that our window of opportunity is at hand,” said Confietto. For more information on dates and times contact David Confietto of Share International Mtn. West at 303-444-2660 or see ad, page 31.

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healthbriefs

Sweet Medicine

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efore digging into that next stack of French toast or waffles, pour on some real, pure maple syrup. New research attests to its surprising medicinal value. Scientists at The University of Rhode Island have identified more than 20 compounds in Canadian maple syrup that can be linked to human health—eight of which have been found in the maple family for the first time. It turns out that the syrup contains not only many naturally occurring vitamins and minerals such as zinc, thiamine and calcium, but also substances reported to have anti-bacterial, anti-cancer and anti-diabetic properties. Maple syrup is made from the sap located just inside the bark of the sugar maple tree, which is constantly exposed to the sun. Scientists speculate that when the sugar maple is tapped to extract the sap, it secretes phenolics—a beneficial class of antioxidants also found in berries—as a defense mechanism; these wind up in the sap and ultimately concentrate in the syrup, giving this sugary treat its stamp of health.

Black Rice – Exotic and Healthy

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lack rice—long a staple food for onethird of the world’s population—is gaining popularity in the United States because of its exotic look and nutty flavor. Now, research chemists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service report that the black variety of this grain may help soothe the inflammation involved in allergies, asthma and other diseases. These health benefits are attributed to its outer bran layer which, unlike with white rice, is not polished off during processing. Collaborating researchers tested the effects of black rice bran extract on skin inflammation in laboratory mice and found that it reduced the inflammation by 32 percent compared to control animals; the rice bran also decreased production of certain substances known to promote inflammation in the body. Brown rice bran extract did not have these effects. When the scientists fed the mice a diet containing 10 percent black rice bran, swelling associated with allergic contact dermatitis, a common type of skin irritation, decreased. These results show a potential value of black rice bran as an antiinflammatory and anti-allergic food ingredient. It may also hold promise as a therapeutic agent for the treatment and prevention of diseases associated with chronic inflammation.

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THE STICKY SIDE OF NON-STICK COOKWARE Compounds in non-stick cookware may be associated with elevated levels of cholesterol in children and teens, according to West Virginia University School of Medicine research published in Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. An earlier national survey had found a near universal presence of perfluoroalkyl acids (PFOA) in Americans’ blood serum; these chemicals are used in the manufacture of fluoropolymers, which facilitate non-stick heat resistance for cookware and breathable, waterproof properties for clothing fabrics, carpet and upholstery. In the university study, which examined 12,476 Ohio River Valley youth exposed to PFOA-contaminated drinking water, one in five not only had significantly higher PFOA levels than the national average, but relatively higher total cholesterol levels, including LDL (low-density lipoprotein), or “bad” cholesterol, as well. More research is needed. Source: JAMA and Archives Journals


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

Canned Chemicals New Packaging Moves Away from BPA The chemical Bisphenol A (BPA), used for years in clear plastic bottles and food can liners, has been restricted in Canada and some U.S. states and municipalities because this synthetic estrogen is a suspected endocrine disruptor—a chemical that can interfere with the body’s gland and hormone functions. The Food and Drug Administration will soon decide what it considers is a safe level of exposure, based on a mounting body of independent research. Now, Consumer Reports has released results of its tests of 19 common canned foods; almost all of them contained BPA—even those labeled BPA-free and organic. The highest levels were found in canned soups and green beans. According to the most recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 93 percent of Americans have detectable levels of BPA in their bodies. Among Japan’s population, after BPA was voluntarily removed from the linings of food and beverage cans in 1997, a 2003 study showed that levels of BPA were down 50 percent. In the U.S., major food suppliers are starting to respond with non-BPA packaging for select products ranging from juice to tuna and pasta sauce.

The Buzz Trouble for Wild Bumblebee Populations Bumblebees, those ace field hands that pollinate apple orchards, berry crops, tomato fields, wildflowers and flowering yard plants, are facing hard times in the United States. Nearly 10 percent of wild bumblebee species have suffered serious declines in numbers and geographic range, according to the first attempt at gauging the health of such populations nationwide. Research surveying 78,000 specimens across eight species—and correlating reductions in numbers with potential causes—found that four of the species are in decline. Each had significantly lower genetic diversity than the four more robust species. This factor may make them more vulnerable to environmental stresses, including fragmented habitat and the intracellular parasite, Nosema bombi, sometimes present in high numbers in the troubled species. The bees’ ranges have dropped by as much as 87 percent below their historically greatest extent, much of the decline occurring within the past 20 years. At the same time, the relative abundance of bees as compared with estimates of their known numerical peaks has plunged by as much as 96 percent. Sydney Cameron, Ph.D., an entomologist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, characterizes bumblebees as “incredibly resilient.” Yet, he remarks, “There’s a threshold, and above that threshold? Bang, that’s it. We just don’t know what the thresholds are for these species.” The study is considered an environmental warning and wake-up call. Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Double-Duty Label Fair Trade Goes Domestic Many people today are familiar with International Fair Trade, as it applies to the importing of items such as coffee, tea and cocoa. However, as the movement has grown, it has become apparent that many of the challenges facing producers in developing countries are also shared by North America’s family farmers. Big agribusiness continues to thrive, while small farmers have gone out of business. Consumers pay more, while farmers receive less. Meanwhile, farm workers are often denied fair wages and basic rights. So, a group of Canadian farmers, convinced that organics had been co-opted by large corporatestyle interests and that cheap organic grain imports were undercutting their homegrown organic production, have given birth to Domestic Fair Trade certification. To aid organic food shoppers, they have developed the fairDeal food label. It will most likely show up in the organic bins of local food co-ops. Initial products include flax, wheat, barley, oats, beans, peas, lentils, hemp seeds and mustard. Domestic Fair Trade Association (DFTA) members include farm workers and their organizations; farmers and farmer groups; retailers; nongovernmental organizations; marketers; and processors and manufacturers. Qualifying standards commit members to the principles of Domestic Fair Trade and continual improvement of their day-to-day practices. For more information, visit thedfta.org.

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Red Tail Wellness Center - Boulder Doctors Ian and Karen Hollaman, Doctors of Chiropractic talk about Health and Wellbeing

gascar. We worked in clinics, orphanages, jails and a leper colony helping people who did not have regular healthcare. It was an amazing experience – everyone was so thrilled to get help.

WHY DID YOU NAME YOUR CENTER THE RED TAIL WELLNESS CENTER?

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wo years ago, husband and wife team Ian and Karen Hollaman moved to Colorado and opened the Red Tail Wellness Center in Boulder. They met during their last year at Palmer College of Chiropractic, although Ian was attending the California campus and Karen the Florida campus. They added a third team member in 2010; Cecelia Hollaman will be one this month. Ian grew up in Ft. Collins, studied biology at CU-Boulder and still has family locally. Karen grew up in New Jersey, studied history, art and religious studies at the College of Saint Elizabeth and spent two years in Alaska. Both of them received life-changing care from a chiropractor and developed a passion to help others overcome health challenges and guide them to vibrant health. We dropped in for a chat.

YOU ATTENDED SCHOOL 2,500 MILES APART; HOW DID YOU MEET?

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During our last year of chiropractic school, Ian was given a free trip to Palmer Florida’s Homecoming for his services at Palmer West. We’ve been together ever since, except for Palmer’s Clinic Abroad program; Ian went to Brazil and I went to Mada-

I’m a falconer and my passion is training birds of prey. It made sense that I’d help my patients soar in terms of health. People come to us when their “wings” are a little damaged and our job is to help them heal themselves so they can soar again.

ANY OTHER INTERESTING HOBBIES?

IH

We love the outdoors, hiking, camping, spending quality family time with our daughter and I do have a modified Toyota 4x4 that I take out when I have time.

KH

My hobby has been my daughter who is turning one and she has intensified my passion to work with women and children. I believe healthy babies are happy babies. And happy baby means a happy mama!

SO, HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR BRAND OF HEALTHCARE?

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Our number one goal in practice has, and always will be, treating others as we want to be treated. We focus on empowering our patients through education and supporting them through the healing process. We emphasize open communication via phone, email and office visits so we can respond to questions quickly and thoroughly. We are not just chiropractors who “crack backs.” We address the whole body, head to toe, inside and out using a com-

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bination of head, hands and heart. We use functional medicine, applied kinesiology and chiropractic to get to the cause of a complaint, rather than mask it with the latest technique or nutraceutical.

IH

We are patient-focused, not diseasefocused! We test and re-test with muscle and lab testing so our patient can objectively see their issues have been resolved. Appointment times are longer. An initial consultation is 60-90 minutes, report of findings 30-60 minutes and regular treatments 20-30 minutes. Muscle work and chiropractic is given together without additional expense during visits.

WHAT TYPE OF PATIENTS DO YOU SEE?

IH

We see a lot of thyroid and Hashimoto’s Disease, food and gluten sensitivity, ADD or ADHD, depression and chronic pain. We believe a great deal of thyroid issues are autoimmune issues and we have a different approach to treatment. We look at the immune system as the culprit. My approach is to identify and figure out the triggers and then repair and rebalance the immune system. By doing this, the thyroid symptoms typically go away.

KH

We also see digestive complaints such as Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, ulcers, digestive upset. We work with patients to reduce the risk of diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. Our holistic approach also looks at mind, body and spirit.

ANY LAST WORDS?

IH

I love what I do because it doesn’t feel like work. I get to communicate with my patient, interact and truly understand someone’s health concerns. I want to help them get to their wellness goals as smoothly as possible. When I see that happen, it’s very exciting. I get fired up when I see that people are involved with their healthcare, becoming empowered, and regaining control of their health and life.

KH

We smile, we have fun and we LOVE our patients!

Join Ian and Karen for a lecture on Gluten sensitivity, Tuesday, March 22, 7pm at the East Boulder Senior Center, 5660 Sioux Dr. Boulder. RSVP req’d, seating limited! Families welcome. The Red Tail Wellness Center, 3393 Iris Ave., Ste 105 Boulder. Call 303-882-8447 or RedTailWellness.com. See ad, page 21.

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D O Y O U K N O W W H AT I S R E A L LY I N Y O U R F O O D A N D W AT E R ? Although you may try to eat well to be as healthy as possible, you may not be as protected from consuming unhealthy substances as you think. You are being mislead if you think that:  The word “natural” will save you from eating anything artificial. Even genetically engineered foods (GMO foods), maybe the most unnatural foods on earth, which contain mutated DNA and proteins, are allowed to be labeled as “natural”. A major biotech company executive said: “if you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it.” ‘Well said... There have never been any human safety studies done; only animal studies, and they have found GMO foods to be the cause of multiple adverse health problems. Nevertheless, GMO foods were released to the public by the FDA without any labeling to inform consumers, which leaves you in the dark about what you are really eating. We might never be able to account for all the health implications from this mass human experiment.  Drinking lots of water will keep you healthy. Unless your water is purified, it will most likely contain the potent drug fluoride, among other toxic substances. The Centers for Disease Control warn against using fluoridated water for baby formula; it is known to cause bone, brain, and thyroid damage, infertility and dental fluorosis (teeth discoloration). In addition there are 24 studies showing fluoride exposure to cause lower IQ in children. Fluoride is actually a byproduct from the aluminum, fertilizer and pesticide industry and is regarded as a hazardous waste. Instead off being decontaminated, it is sold to water utilities and disposed off in your water! Ingesting fluoride in your water has no proven benefit and its safety is questionable at best. The government agencies we trust to look after us allow all this to exist. It is common practice to have executives rotate between positions in the industry and regulating agencies. Many decisions made by these executives are made far from having your health in mind, instead their priority is the corporate profit of their future employer. One of the most fundamental and basic rights, your right to know and to choose what you eat and not to be drugged against your consent, is taken away from you. Yes, it is a jungle out there. However, the health professionals at Clear Sky Medical will help you navigate through the maze, educating you along the way on how to stay healthy. Knowledge will empower you to make healthy choices for you and your children.

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he psychological pain of trauma, anxiety, addictions, and phobias can be devastating to one’s ability to function and enjoy life. These conditions are also hard to treat effectively, but thanks to an innovative therapeutic treatment, called EMDR, the brain’s own processing functions can now be used to alleviate the symptoms of addiction, trauma, even chronic pain, without drugs or extensive rehabilitation. Developed by Francine Shapiro, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapeutic technique that has been used by two million people with real success. Extensive research and clinical testing have shown it to be incredibly effective in treating trauma and its symptoms (depression, anxiety, addictions). The lingering effects of trauma impact millions of Americans, from soldiers with PTSD to the victims of car accidents, abuse and violent crime. “Our brains are wired for healing, “ says Kathy Higgins of Deer Creek Counseling in Littleton, “and that means that in a safe therapeutic setting, with a trained counselor, EMDR can activate healing and bring relief.” Trauma can upset many brain functions, such as cognition and memory. It can also trigger a host of negative physical responses. The power of EMDR is that it activates the brain’s own natural functions in order to “reprocess” traumatic memories and render them harmless. The technique itself is simple: visual, audio or tactile stimuli provides bilateral stimulation while memories are being reprocessed and neutralized. The emotional charge of the memory is discharged and allows it to be stored in the brain like any nontraumatizing memory. According to Robin Shapiro in EMDR Solutions (2005), “the moments when transformation occurs: the trauma fades from frightening reality to mere memory; the need to distract from life with substances or dissociation changes to the will to get on with living fully; or the chronic, unbearable pain disappears.” Kathy Higgins, MS, MA, LPC, CAC-II is the owner of Deer Creek Counseling. She offers a free 30-minute consultation to see if EMDR might be right for you. Appointments available by calling 720-663-7702 or email deercreekcounseling@gmail. com. DeerCreekCounseling.com. See listing page 23.

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t’s true – everyone is a natural born psychic! It’s just that unless we are born into a family that recognizes and values our innate human intuitive senses, our conscious connection with the subtle energy currents of our world can be muted or even turned off. In talking with Karen Fox, founder of the Fox Holistic Psychic Development Program, I asked her - if you could recommend one book for basic psychic for development which one would it be? Well, she couldn’t really narrow it down to just one, but of the four she recommended, the one I love the most is Debra Lynne Katz’s YOU ARE PSYCHIC. While there are many tools, such as tarot or pendulum, that a person can employ to help them get the psychic answers they are seeking, the basic foundation of all psychic work is Clairvoyance – psychic ‘seeing’. In this imminently useable book, Katz shows step-by-step how to develop the art of clairvoyant reading while she discusses many of the most accessible clairvoyance techniques for use in one’s everyday life for guidance, healing, protection, manifestation and creativity.

Starting by showing you how you are already using your psychic abilities and how you can begin to use them consciously, the author then moves into the importance of ‘grounding’ your energies to get a clearer understanding of the information you are getting. Katz

then teaches you how to ‘read’ yourself and others, how to read couples and how to read and heal children with energy. Finally, the last few chapters of the book are devoted to the ways that a person can get started reading professionally if that is their goal. Katz discusses the ethics that should be followed in reading for others, how to deal with difficult clients, how to set up the proper energy in the space that is being used for readings and much more. Debra Lynn Katz is the founder of the Sedona Psychic Training Center and in YOU ARE PSYCHIC, she incorporates the methodology taught in her school as well as the best techniques used in some of the other respected psychic development schools across the nation. The writing in this book is practical and easy to follow. In addition to teaching how to develop your clairvoyant talents, highlighted are subjects such as how to do psychic readings for other people, energy healing methods, interpretation of clairvoyant visions as well as the ethical and business aspects of spiritual counseling. Whether you are interested in resparking your natural psychic abilities or are just curious about the techniques of psychic development, you will find YOU ARE PSYCHIC to be a fascinating read. If you think you might be interested in taking a course to activate and hone your psychic talents, go to www.psychicclarity. com, Karen Fox’s website which has all the details about the 2011 program. Karen Charboneau-Harrison is the owner of Isis Books, Gifts and Healing Oasis. A 3rd generation psychic, she has used her gifts to counsel clients for the last 40 years. See ad, page 12

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Sustainable Foods & Social Philanthropy A Conversation with Nell Newman

What role did social responsibility play inyour family life?

by Ellen Mahoney

I knew my parents were politically active, but “socially responsible” wasn’t even a term when I was growing up. They never lectured or made a big deal about their philanthropy; I only learned about it through their example. Dad’s company began because people loved his homemade salad dressing; he was always putting it in big wine bottles and giving it away. Although he thought it was a harebrained idea and was told that celebrity products usually fail, he eventually decided to sell it. In the first year he made $890,000; at that time he was at the peak of his acting career and instead of pocketing the money, he donated it to selected charities.

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ollowing in her famous parents’ footsteps, Nell Newman, daughter of actors and environmental activists Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, launched Newman’s Own Organics in 1993 with business partner Peter Meehan. She is also the author of The Newman’s Own Organics Guide to a Good Life: Simple Measures that Benefit You and the Place You Live. Since 1982, the Newman’s Own Foundation, which originated with her father’s company, Newman’s Own, has donated more than $300 million to educational and charitable organizations worldwide.

Why did you decide to create Newman’s Own Organics? In 1989 I worked as the development director for the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group, trying to raise money for this small nonprofit. I was very motivated to do this work because I was dumbfounded by how the peregrine falcon and the bald eagle populations were being decimated due to the use of the synthetic pesticide DDT. But raising money for this organization wasn’t easy. I started to look closely at the business model Dad was working on at the time to produce and sell high-quality products, with profits going to various charities. I thought it was a great idea that could be done a little differently, and decided to create an organic line of food products. My hope was to have the line support organic agriculture and better the environment, while providing funds to worthy nonprofits.

my parents were always interested in healthy food and cooking. Mom had been a health foodie since the late ’60s, and she taught me how to cook at an early age. Dad taught me how to fish and how to pick ripe produce from the local farm stand. But I realized that Dad associated all health food with nut loaf topped with yeast gravy and “atomic” muffins, made with heavy whole wheat. He had some stubborn ideas about what he thought organic food really was. So, one year, I secretly prepared a totally organic Thanksgiving dinner for the family. When Dad finished his plate I asked, “So, how did you like your organic dinner?” He was surprised and knew he’d been had, but also realized that organic food didn’t have to taste funny. Our first product for Newman’s Own Organics, an organic pretzel, became Dad’s favorite snack.

Did your parents always support your definition of truly healthy food?

How do you advocate for the principles of sustainable agriculture?

I grew up in an old Colonial farmhouse in Westport, Connecticut, and

My big goal in life is to support the growth of organic agriculture, because

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the impact is profound. Our company uses as many organic ingredients in our products as we possibly can. Today, I also love to farm organically in my backyard. I have nine chickens, a peach tree, a couple of citrus trees and four raised beds for fruits and vegetables.

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Why did you decide to develop a line of organic pet foods? When I was a kid, we had five dogs, six cats and a pet skunk. I was also a budding ornithologist, and as a teenager I practiced the art of falconry, because the peregrine was my favorite bird. I’ve always loved animals, so organic pet food seemed like a natural product line extension to me. It was a challenge to convince Dad, but we finally launched the pet line in 2005 and it’s been highly successful. Because the type of food an animal eats affects its quality of life, it’s vital to make sure pets receive the highest quality of foods that are closest to what they would eat in the wild. Plus, the happier our animals are, the happier we are. For more information, visit Newmans OwnOrganics.com/index.php. Ellen Mahoney is a Boulder-based writer and radio producer. Email evm@infionline.net.


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CHICKENS The People’s Choice for Fresh Healthy Eggs by Lisa Marshall

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s I work in my home office near Boulder, Colorado, I hear a soft, “Cluck-cluck-cluck,” from outside the window. Soon, it will crescendo into a piercing, “Baaaaaaawk,” as the largest of our seven hens—a plump Rhode Island red named Rojo—drops a warm, beige egg into her hay-filled nesting box. When my daughters, ages 8 and 10, return from school, they’ll tromp through the snow to our A-frame coop, fill their basket with a colorful assortment of bluish-green, brown and lavender eggs (some still warm) and skip off to a neighbor’s house to trade them for piggy bank cash. Such is the life of a backyard chicken farmer.

National Phenomenon Once viewed as the realm of rural poultry farmers and commercial egg factories, raising chickens has become a growing trend, with everyone from urban foodies to thrifty suburban housewives erecting makeshift coops, logging on to how-to websites and mail-ordering fuzzy, day-old chicks. Some are lured by the firm, buttery, nutrient-rich yolks and enhanced nutritional quality (a study by Mother Earth News found eggs from pasture-raised hens to contain twice the omega-3 fatty acids, three times the vitamin E, and one-third the cholesterol of conventional eggs). Some simply want to know where their food comes from. Others long for a bucolic touchstone in their frenzied city lives. “I see chickens as a critical piece of my landscape,” says Greg Peterson, coauthor of Fowl Play: Your Guide to Keeping Chickens in the City. “They eat all my food scraps. They eat the bugs and the weeds. They produce nitrogen-rich fertilizer for the garden. Then they give me eggs.” Peterson keeps 15 chickens in his 80-by-160-foot yard in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona. His monthly local how-to-raise-chickens courses currently pack in 50 to 60 people, from tattooed and pierced 20-somethings to retirees. Meanwhile, Rob Ludlow’s BackyardChickens.com, which started in 1999 as a coop-design clearinghouse, now boasts more than 50,000 members, who submit 7,000 posts a day. “We have doubled our production from five years ago, and it just keeps getting better and better,” says spokesman Jeff Smith, of Lebanon, Missouri-based Cackle Hatchery. The 70-year-old chicken hatchery used to cater mostly to farmers wanting large orders of baby chicks for meat or egg operations, and the occasional 4-H club. Now, it ships 140,000 freshly hatched chicks each week continued on pg. 17

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to unlikely farmers in urban centers like Seattle, Phoenix, Jersey City and Reno. “There is a little bit of fear out there about the economy, and people are looking at being more self-sufficient,” says Smith. “People are also interested in making sure the birds are being fed right, and not kept in a cage all of their lives.”

Bantamweight Contests Not all are fans of the urban poultryfarming boom. Disgruntled neighbors have called upon government leaders to either uphold or implement ordinances that view chickens as farm animals and

ban them in urban areas. Some have complained of smelly coops and rodents (all avoidable via regular coop cleaning, proponents say). Others have squawked about noise. But in dozens of recent cases, the hens and their owners have won. In September 2008, for example, Fort Collins passed an ordinance that allows city residents to keep up to six hens, as long as they buy a $30 permit, provide their birds with a ventilated, predator-resistant coop with two square feet of room per chicken, and keep the birds at least 15 feet from the neighbors. No roosters are allowed.

Within the first year, 36 people had gained permits, including Connie Meyer, now the proud owner of four feathered friends. She likes that they follow her around as she works in the yard, eat out of her hands and provide her with eggs to trade for her neighbor’s fresh produce. “People assume it is going to be so much work, but they are incredibly easy to take care of,” she comments. “More than that, they are fun. It’s easy to get attached to them.” Lisa Marshall is a regular contributor to Natural Awakenings. Connect at LisaMarshall08@gmail.com.

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America’s Growing Food Revolution An Insider’s Guide to Sustainable Choices by Lisa Marshall

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e’ve heard the buzz. America is in the midst of a food revolution. Sales of natural and organic foods are up by double digits. The once-obscure Locavore (eat local) movement has become a national phenomenon. Community supported agriculture (CSA) initiatives and farmers’ markets are proliferating. Even the federal government and some of the country’s largest grocery retailers have jumped on board, with First Lady Michelle Obama helping to plant the first garden on White House grounds since World War II, and Walmart vowing in January to double the percentage of locally grown produce it sells to 9 percent. The statistics are motivating indeed: According to University of Wisconsin researchers, produce travels an average of 1,500 miles from farmland to plate today, up 22 percent from 1981. Half of our land and 80 percent of our water is used for agriculture, reports The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, and pesticide use has increased 33-fold since the 1940s. Meanwhile, health problems associated with agricultural chemicals are on the rise.

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“We have been through 100 years of industrialization of our food supply, and consumers have begun to wake up and realize they have no idea how their food is made,” says historian and food policy writer James McWilliams, an associate professor at Texas State University. “Historians will look back on this time as momentous.” But with every revolution come

Is it better to buy “organic,” “natural” or “local”? tough questions—and fiery debate—on how best to participate. Is it better to buy “organic,” “natural” or “local”? Is shopping at a farmers’ market inherently more green? Are there other ways, such as planting a garden or eschewing meat, that can make an even bigger impact? In reality, there are no easy answers, but, “Consumers need to be prepared to take on a bit more complexity in how we think about food, and not fall so easily for simple man-

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tras (like Eat Local and Buy Organic),” advises McWilliams.

The Case for Organic Ask Rodale Inc. CEO Maria Rodale what consumers can do to improve their health and environment, and her answer is unequivocal. “If you do just one thing—make one conscious choice—that can change the world, go organic,” she writes in her new book, Organic Manifesto: How Organic Farming Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe. Rodale’s grandfather founded Organic Farming and Gardening magazine (today’s Organic Gardening) in the 1940s, jump-starting an organic movement that by the 1960s was nearly synonymous with environmentalism. But today, Rodale concedes, the organic industry faces a public relations challenge, as consumers trade from USDA Organic-certified foods to “locally grown” or cheaper “natural” options. One 2009 survey by The Shelton Group found that out of 1,000 shoppers, 31 percent looked for the “natural” label, while 11 percent looked for “organic.” “There is a giant mispercep-


tion among consumers that somehow natural is the word that is regulated and organic is not. In fact, it is actually the other way around,” says CEO Suzanne Shelton. Law mandates that U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) products labeled organic be free of pesticides, hormones and genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and that animals be given access to the outdoors. By contrast, the Food and Drug Administration vaguely describes natural as, “Nothing artificial or synthetic has been included in, or has been added to a food that would not normally be expected to be in the food.” With the exception of meat, it is up to the manufacturer to define what natural means. (In 2009, the USDA defined “naturally raised” meat as, “… raised entirely without growth promoters, antibiotics, and never been fed animal byproducts.” It says nothing about GMOs or humane animal treatment.) Organic advocates point out that a genetically modified animal could be fed genetically modified feed and confined to a narrow pen and still be billed as natural. A loaf of natural bread could be made with grains repeatedly sprayed with pesticides and man-made fertilizer. “Natural refers to the end product,” explains the Organic Trade Association. “It does not provide any information about how the product was produced.” What about buying local? Rodale argues that, while focusing on local is great for reducing farm-to-plate miles, if it isn’t organic, it isn’t necessarily addressing the larger issue of pesticide and antibiotic use. Noting that more than 4 billion pounds of pesticides are used annually in the United States, she points to studies from the National Institutes of Health and the Mount Sinai Medical Center Children’s Environmental Health Center that suggest links between agricultural antibiotic use and the rise in drug-resistant staph infections in humans, and between oganophosphate pesticides and cancer and diabetes. “It is fine to buy local, but if there are chemicals in it, then the farmer is contaminating your own community,” Rodale says. “That’s even worse.”

The Locavore Way In early 2005, Jennifer Maiser and a handful of friends in San Francisco decided to limit what they ate for a month to what was produced within 100 miles of home base. By August, 1,000 people had signed on at Maiser’s EatLocal Challenge.com. By 2007, “locavore” was the Word of the Year of the New Oxford American Dictionary. “It just snowballed,” recalls Maiser. “I think it had a lot to do with changes in the organic movement. In the 1990s, if you were eating organic, you pretty much were eating food from a local farmer. But when the big companies came in and you could get organic produce grown in Mexico, it wasn’t the same anymore. We still wanted to know where our food was coming from.” Professional dancer-turned-ethnobotanist Leda Meredith started a 250mile challenge in 2007, in part to see if a time-crunched professional in wintery Brooklyn could achieve what Locavores in warmer climes had. At first, adjusting to the realities was rough. Local cooking oil was hard to find (she saved the rendered fat from her locally raised duck and used it to pop locally grown popcorn) and her one-bedroom apartment was not ideal for stockpiling canned produce (she keeps canned local tomatoes and dried wild mushrooms under her bed). “But, by year’s end, it had become my new normal,” says Meredith, author of The Locavore’s Handbook: The Busy Person’s Guide to Eating Local on a Budget. She chooses organic and local whenever possible, and if the food is on the Environmental Working Group’s dirty-dozen list of most pesticidedrenched food, she might even buy organic from afar. Yet, she is a Locavore at heart. “It has an impact, on local economies and small farmers, and from a cook’s point of view the food is just fresher,” she says. McWilliams, a vegan and author of Just Food: Where Locavores Get it Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly, agrees. But he takes issue with the notion that, because it necessitates fewer transportation miles, eating local is a better choice for the environment.

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Tips to Eat Sustainably, Healthy and Smart Buy certified organic and local when possible. Always choose certified organic when shopping for the publicized dirty dozen: peaches, apples, sweet bell peppers, celery, nectarines, strawberries, cherries, pears, grapes, spinach, lettuce and potatoes. When buying local, but not organic, ask the farmer: “Why not organic?” He or she may be doing something close. When joining a CSA, ask the farmer if he or she ever adds non-local food to the basket. If so, ask where it comes from and how it is produced. At a farmers’ market, ask the management how they choose their vendors. Must they be local, or certified organic? How are they screened? If buying “natural,” learn how the producer defines it (the government definition is vague). Eat less meat. It uses fewer resources to produce. Plant something. Try a container garden on a balcony or in a window box. Learn about good sources of healthy foods in various seasons. Take a cooking class.

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He notes that the shipping of food constitutes just 9 to 11 percent of its â&#x20AC;&#x153;life-cycle assessmentâ&#x20AC;? (the toll it takes on the environment), while things like water use, fertilizer application and harvesting techniques suck up far more. Is it really greener to buy local hothouse tomatoes if, according to McWilliams, they can require up to 10 times the energy? Is it really more sustainable to buy local rice from an arid state if aquifers were drained to grow it? Another issue concerns economies of scale. For instance, a shipper sending a truck with 2,000 apples across 2,000 miles would consume the same amount of fuel per apple as a local farmer who takes a pickup 50 miles to sell 50 apples. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Local is not necessarily greener,â&#x20AC;? accounts McWilliams. So, what is? Eating less meat, he contends. And mounting studies back up his point. Most recently, a 2009 study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that a carnivorous diet requires 2.9 times more water, 2.5 times more energy, 3 times more fertilizer and 1.4 times more pesticides than a vegetarian diet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I eat less meat or eat a vegan diet, I am automatically shrinking the carbon footprint of my diet, no matter where it comes from,â&#x20AC;? says McWilliams.

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Growing Our Own Greg Peterson says that there is another perspective often left out of the puzzle when people postulate how they can change the world by what they eat: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Food grows for free. You just have to buy a little seed and put a little water on it. People should grow their own food, share it and give it away.â&#x20AC;? From his 80-by-60-foot yard in the heart of Phoenix, Peterson grows 50 to 100 individual crops, from citrus trees to snow peas and greens. His neighbors pop in for a bowl of peaches or a few fresh eggs. He further spreads the word by hosting gardening classes for everyone from wealthy retirees with big yards to thrifty condo dwellers wanting to grow herbs on their porches. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For me, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about building local food systems and making neighborhoods more resilient,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is also something inherently spiritual about being able to go out in my front yard and pick carrots, beets and greens to make dinner.â&#x20AC;? Erin Barnett is the director of Minnesota-based LocalHarvest, which connects consumers with family farms, co-ops (collectively owned nonprofit grocery stores or buying clubs that give members discounted prices on healthconscious products in exchange for a fee and work crew hours) and CSAs (in which members buy a share and


Key Food Websites EatLocalChallenge.com encourages us to eat what is produced within 100 to 250 miles from home. FoodCoopInitiative.coop helps communities start their own nonprofit co-op. LocalHarvest.org connects consumers to CSAs, co-ops and farmers’ markets in their area. ota.com offers info about what organic is and is not. TrueFoodNow.org operates a grassroots action network by The Center for Food Safety.

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receive a box of local farm produce each week). She says that these can be excellent ways to benefit our health, environment and local economies. But there can be downsides. For example, a co-op can take years to form and is typically volunteer run, which involves a significant learning curve; it also often requires members to put up several hundred dollars long before the doors open. Belonging to a CSA includes collective risk, so if it’s a bad crop year, member shares are affected. At a farmers’ market, occasionally a vendor will pass off conventional produce shipped in from afar as local or organic. As someone who buys eggs from a farmers’ market, grass-fed meat from a local farm, dry goods from a co-op, nuts from a natural food buying club, and has a garden that dwarfs her own house, Barnett puts it this way: Ask questions first. Then make a plan. “Everyone is going to concoct their own way of meeting their needs by balancing their relationships with local people and their beliefs about organic,” she says. “It is very complex. But at least people are talking about it.” Connect with the writer at LisaMarshall08@gmail.com.

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communityresourceguide Connecting you to the leaders in natural healthcare and green living in our community. To find out how to be included in the Community Resource Guide email Publisher@ MileHighNaturalAwakenings.com to request our media kit. ALL NATURAL MANI/PEDI THE NAIL BAR Michelle Marchand, Owner West Wash Park 533 E. Ohio Ave., Denver 303-320-0305 TheNailBar.biz

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

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5855 Wadsworth Bypass Building A, Suite 100 Arvada, CO 80003 303-731-6695 J4CL.com Journeys for Conscious Living (J4CL) is an organization leading the world in conscious living, hosting world class events, speakers and event center (space rental) to empower people to create thoughtful changes in living their lives every day, thus creating the space and energy to stay centered and expand the community. J4CL’s center and events promote experiences for discovering and developing a life of passion, purpose and contribution. J4CL invites you to co-create opportunities, collaboration and communities for individuals and businesses to reach their full, highest potential, while experiencing love, joy and transformation. See ad, page 13.

CLEAR SKY MEDICAL Katia I. Meier, M.D. 10103 Ridge Gate Parkway Aspen Building, Suite 221 Lone Tree, CO 80124 303-790-7860 ClearSkyMedical.com Family practice physician specializing in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement therapy, Neurotransmitter balancing, comprehensive Nutritional analysis and therapy, Homeopathy, Herbalogy, Naturopathic Medicine, Personalized Detoxification Programs, Medical Weight Loss and Cosmetic procedures. Treating all ages and most insurance welcomed. Call for more information today. See ad, page 11.

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CHIROPRACTIC RED TAIL WELLNESS CENTERS Ian Hollaman, DC 3393 Iris Ave. #105, Boulder 303-882-8447 RedTailWellnessCenters.com Ian Hollaman, DC focuses on difficult and chronic cases such as elevated glucose and cholesterol, thyroid disorders, and novel solutions to pain and injuries. He holds a proficiency level in professional Applied Kinesiology and has accumulated hundreds of hours in post graduate nutrition. See ad page 21.

RED TAIL WELLNESS CENTERS Karen Hollaman, DC, LMT 3393 Iris Ave., Boulder 303-882-8447 RedTailWellnessCenters.com After a 4 year ‘Medical Mystery’ in my teenage years, I learned the true value of health from a holistic chiropractor. Because of her understanding of how the body heals itself when given the proper support, I was given a second chance at life. Chiropractic resonated with me and I knew I wanted to offer women and children the same hope and care I had been generously given. If you or your family struggles with health issues please contact the Red Tail Wellness Center so I can help you take flight again and let your health soar. See ad page 21.

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DOG TRAINING MISHA MAY FOUNDATION Lorraine May, Executive Director 303-239-0382 MishaMayFoundation.org Understanding Dogs - Not your typical “sit, stay, lay down” class. Holistic approach to training, behavior, health and healing, including obedience, Reiki, flower essences, calming techniques and communication. Includes a behavior consultation, coaching session and treatment plan for each participating dog. Listen and learn, engage in handling, and be guided in follow-up practice. May holds masters degrees in both education and psychology. She teaches in-home behavior sessions, public classes, and consults various shelters and rescue groups. Registration required. Email for dates and info: MishaMayFoundation@gmail.com. See ad, page 15.

GREEN CLEANING ECOMAIDS SOUTH DENVER 17011 Lincoln Ave #602, Parker P 720-496-1786 / F 720-496-1789 SouthDenver@EcoMaids.biz www.EcoMaids.com/SouthDenver Our March special offer; $49 Core Room Cleaning. Green Cleaning is cleaning to protect health without harming the environment. Our Truly–Green cleaning system is designed to maximize clean; improve indoor air quality and protect the health and safety of our clients; and do it all in a sustainable manner that minimizes its overall environmental impact. Whether you’re looking for a one-time cleaning or a complete housekeeping solution, EcoMaids can accommodate virtually any schedule and any budget. We understand that affordability is a concern, especially these days. EcoMaids of South Denver truly-green cleaning services for all of South Denver and surrounding areas. We are locally owned and as parents, pet lovers and believers in living a healthy lifestyle; we take pride in providing high quality cleaning services using only products that are safe for you, your family, your pets and the planet. Get a free estimate online or call us today at (720) 496-1786.

HEAL YOURSELF ACCREDITED JOURNEY PRACTITIONERS P.O. Box 10 Louisville, CO 80027 973-680-0271 TheJourneyUSA.com Ever feel you never have enough money, are attractive or good enough? These are limiting beliefs, stuck in your subconscious mind. The Journey guides you to access your own wisdom, clearing out belief systems that hold you back from a fulfilling and happy life. Uncover and clear out the driving force behind physical dis-ease or emotional blocks or anything holding you back from your fullest potential.


INTEGRATIVE HEALTH CLEAR SKY MEDICAL Katia I. Meier, M.D. 10103 Ridge Gate Parkway Aspen Building, Suite 221 Lone Tree, CO 80124 303-790-7860 ClearSkyMedical.com Family practice physician specializing in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement therapy, Neurotransmitter balancing, comprehensive Nutritional analysis and therapy, Homeopathy, Herbalogy, Naturopathic Medicine, Personalized Detoxification Programs, Medical Weight Loss and Cosmetic procedures. Treating all ages and most insurance welcomed. Call for more information today. See ad, page 11.

LIFE COACHING INNER PEACE AND PURPOSE COACHING Annie Notestein, Certified Life Coach 3375 Chisholm Trail, #306, Boulder 720-398-9002 Annie@AnnieNotestein.com AnnieNotestein.com Would you love to let go of struggle, create goals YOU want to achieve, create healthy boundaries and say no to stress from the inside out so you can say yes to yourself and high self-esteem? Do you have a dream you want to make a reality but doubt is holding you back? Call Annie for a complimentary phone consultation to see if working together is right for you.

MASSAGE AND MORE FRONTIER MEDICAL INSTITUTE/ GROSSMAN WELLNESS CENTER Velina Lujan, MA, CMT Certified Holistic Stress Manager Applewood Tech Center 2801 Youngfield Street, Suite 117 Golden, CO 80401 303-233-4247 FMIClinic.com

HEALING SPACE Natalie Gentry, CMT 121 S Madison St, Ste D, Denver 80209 303-325-4150 HealingSpaceDenver.com Nurture your body, mind and spirit and rediscover your self through the healing power of touch, movement and breath. Healing Space offers relaxing and deep tissue massage, Maya Abdominal/Uterine Massage, Prenatal/Post Partum Massage, Spiritual Plant Healing, Nia classes, and Transformational Breath facilitation. Schedule your appointment today. See ad, page 29.

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

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SANCTUARY INNER CONNECTION INSTITUTE CHURCH OF INFINITE SPIRIT 2755 South Locust St., Suite 213 Denver, CO 80222 303-282-9439 InnerConnection.org A non-denominational, spiritual sanctuary offering clairvoyant reading and healing services, meditation classes, psychic development programs, ministerial services, and ordination programs. Locations in Denver and Lakewood. We support you in creating the life you desire, and show you how through easy, effective techniques. Free aura clearing and chakra balancing in Lakewood every Wednesday. Free open channel clinic Fridays in Denver. Everyone is welcome! Call for more information. Denver 303-282-9439. Lakewood 720413-7303. See ad, page 29.

SCHOOLS ROCKY MOUNTAIN SCHOOL OF ANIMAL ACUPRESSURE AND MASSAGE Locations, dates and classes available on website 866-903-6463 RMSAAM.com The Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage (RMSAAM) offers rewarding and challenging educational programs suitable for Massage Therapists and animal lovers alike. Time is divided into classroom and lab portions allowing students to apply knowledge in a hands-on setting with dogs and horses. RMSAAM also offers courses in Equine Massage, Large and Small Animal Acupressure, Reiki Animal Practitioner, Essential Oils and Aromatherapy for Animals and other special workshops. Tuition assistance available. NCBTMB Approved Provider #451073-09. Register 866-903-6462 or RMSAAM.com. See ad, page 15.

FMI is delighted to announce a new addition to our team of expert Practitioners. We are offering 50% OFF Introductory Stress Management Consultation for new patients with Velina ONLY. ($75 savings) Velina is honored to be a part of this world-class team of physicians and staff which mirror her vision and mission as a holistic practitioner. With an emphasis on Longevity and Anti-Aging Medicine, Velina’s approach to stress and pain is a perfect complement to the team. She specializing in• Aging • Stress & Pain Reduction • Chronic Health Conditions • Sexual Dysfunction • Relationships and much more!! Offering evaluation and assessment of stressors, consultation and coaching, hands-on bodywork and self-care instruction. Conveniently located off I-70 and Youngfield in East Golden. Call NOW to book your appointment: 303-233-4247. Velina also has limited availability in Boulder. Call 303-717-7709 for Boulder ONLY.

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savethedate UNLEASHING YOUR FEMININE PROWESS Thursday, March 3, 6:30-8:30pm; Five Thursdays Come find what you are really hungry for in this five-week, drop-in workshop. “When we slip into pleasure and self-love, we are free and unstoppable.” Together in community and creativity, we’ll explore elements of a full, feminine appetite for life: movement and energy, our multi-dimensional selves, embodiment, nourishment, intimacy with self, and intimacy with others—altogether finding what truly feeds us. Embrace your feminine birthright, subconscious wisdom, and innate strengths with sassy, edgy exercises in a safe and sacred space. Led by Carolyn Jennings, Journal to the Self® certified instructor and author of Hunger Speaks a memoir told in poetry, and Lisa Groves, AADP Certified Health and Wellness Coach and Wellness Educator. March 3: Free. Thursdays March 10-31 $25/evening or $85 for all. Pomegranate Place, 750 Clarkson Street, Denver. Upcoming Events at WritingOurWings.com or contact Carolyn at CJennings@WritingOurWings.com.

A BASIC 5-WEEK MEDITATION April 5, 7-9pm Learning the skills of meditation can help you achieve a lifelong transformation and not only help you relax but create change in your life. Letting go of the negative and stress; making room for the positive and improve health. $180 per person. Location: Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio, 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood. For more info, call Anita Destino at 720-413-7303 or AnitaDestino@hotmail.com. AnitaDestino.com.

PET HEALING CLINIC DELIGHTFUL EATING:TASTE WHAT’S IN YOUR MOUTH

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A 5-Session Program, Starting Sat, March 5, 2-5pm

A pet healing is an aura and chakra clearing for your pet, and can assist your pet in maintaining its health, vitality, and enthusiasm. Our healers work directly with your pet or they can work with a picture. $10 per pet. Location: Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio, 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood. For more info, call Anita Destino at 720-413-7303 or AnitaDestino@ hotmail.com. AnitaDestino.com.

Explore your relationship with food and appetite, taste and meaning, past and present. Awaken to the pleasures of slowing down and the nuances of tuning in. Experience conscious eating, gently guided by nutritionist Jane Reagan, supported with writing explorations led by Carolyn Jennings and dance facilitated by Lucy Wallace. Runs four Mondays (March 7-28): 12-1:30pm. $149.99 includes all five sessions, celebratory meal at final gathering. Location: Alchemy of Movement, 2436 30th Street, Boulder. Pre-register at Alchemy of Movement, 303-449-4410 or lucy@alchemyofmovement.com. Part of the ongoing series of Body Love Collaborative workshops sponsored by Alchemy of Movement.

INTRODUCTION TO THAI YOGA MASSAGE Sat-Sun, March 12 & 13, 9am-6pm This introductory workshop is recommended to be taken before the Level 1, 50-hour training program. We work in a traditional style on a Thai, floor mat. The student will learn to give a 90-minute Thai Yoga Massage in the Supine & Prone positions. We will also learn ergonomics, breath, and the oceanic rhythm that is synonymous with Thai Yoga Massage. $350. Denver Integrative Massage School, 2416 W. 32nd Ave., Denver. 720-270-3633. DenverIntegrativeMassageSchool.com.

REINVENT YOUR LIFE WORKSHOP:

“Become the Artist of Your Life at ANY Age”

Saturday, March 26, 10am – 3:30pm Are you eager to explore possibilities for change? The Beginning of Spring is a perfect time to renew your life. Carol Denker, who reinvented her own life at 50, shows how to identify deepest desires and strongest potential through Vision Boards and other fun activities then teaches surefire methods to put dreams in place. $45 if register by March 6; $55 if register March 7 or after. Lunch and Art Supplies included! Call Carol at 267-210-3101 or CarolDenker@ comcast.net. AutumnLove.org/workshop.html

“JUST GET HAPPY” TWO DAY CONFERENCE

Focused on Teachings of Abraham-Hicks and Law of Attraction

Sat-Sun, April 2-3, All Day Includes an exciting line-up of presenters & workshops! Featuring Andy Dooley: co-founder of TUT.COM, Law of attraction expert, Spiritual comedian and the world’s first and only Vibration Activation coach. Life is supposed to be fun! Discover the experience of joy, passion, and happiness for life. The more confident, outgoing, playful, happy, and loving we allow ourselves to be, the more we will start living the life of our dreams. $135 before March 15th, $165 after March 15. Embassy Suites Denver SE, 7625 E Hampden Ave, Denver. Info Dawn and Morgan McKay, 303918-1204 or JustGetHappy.com.

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3 WK STRESS REDUCTION FOR TEACHERS Saturday, April 16, 1-3pm A 3-week meditation program for teachers to learn to release stress, worry and anxiety. Learn to manage the energy of the classroom and your workload with a simple meditation. Create the career you dreamed of. $108 per person. Location: Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio, 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood. For more info, call Anita Destino at 720413-7303 or AnitaDestino@hotmail.com. AnitaDestino.com.

A DOCTOR’S GUIDE TO OPTIMAL WELLNESS Wednesday, April 20, 6:30-8:30pm A functional medicine discussion presented by Gerard L. Guillory, M.D., president of The Care Group, PC, with guest speakers. Through the Functional Medicine Approach, learn strategies for living a healthier, longer and more satisfying life. While traditional medicine focuses on symptoms and diseases, the Functional Medicine approach personalizes ways to take charge of your health by addressing the prevention of illness and its underlying causes. $10. Sponsored by New Chapter Organics. The Medical Center of Aurora South Campus. RSVP 303-343-3121. TheCareGroupPC.com.

SUMMER 2011 CROP CIRCLES/ANCIENT SACRED SITES TOUR Facilitated by Louise Olivi, M.S.

July 17 – 27 Join us for a never-to-be-forgotten experience with the greatest unsolved mystery of our modern times: the crop formations that continue to occur in the grain fields of England. For 11 days we will: Explore the crop circles with veteran British researcher Lucy Pringle; Visit the ancient Neolithic temple complex of Avebury Stone Circle: Silbury Hill, the Sanctuary and the West Kennet Longbarrow; Enjoy private time in the center of Stonehenge; Visit the town of Glastonbury, the legendary Isle of Avalon; Explore the Georgian town of Bath and Wells Cathedral; Attend the annual Glastonbury Crop Circle Conference. Accommodations: Castle and Ball Hotel in Marlborough, Wiltshire and the Tor Down B&B in Glastonbury, Somerset. Fee: $2,800 double occupancy; pls inquire about single supplement. Fee includes airport transfers to/from Heathrow Airport, all transportation, accommodations, breakfasts, entry fee into Stonehenge and crop circle conference. Not included: Airfare, other meals. $500 Deposit required by April 1. Limited to 5/6 participants, so book early! Info/payment: Use PayPal or contact Louise at lolivi2001@yahoo.com.

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NOW FORMING ENERGETIC BOUNDARIES CLASS for March/ Apr. Six week or two-day class, $150 (payable in installments). Learn how to manage energy—yours and others—with simple, fun and powerfully effective energetic tools; create mock-ups; meet/work with your Healing Master. Pre-requisite for all other classes taught at Sacred Spaces. Contact Rev. DebraRae, Sacred Spaces Center, 303-365-0200, AngelChanneler@aol. com, SacredPlacesAndSpaces.com.

MARCH 1, TUESDAY Brain Balance Achievement Center Informational Lecture–12pm. Does your child have academic, social or behaviors concerns? Dr. Tamara Eslich will speak about the brain and explain why there is an epidemic of children with these concerns. Recent research about children with academic and neurobehavioral issues. Free. Brain Balance Achievement Center of Golden, 1211 Avery St. Golden. Contact Lindsay Miller 303278-1780 or Golden@BrainBalanceCenters.com. Virtual Franchise Presentation on Juice Plus in HR–7-8:30pm. Come team up with us and make a real difference in the health picture of those you love. Free. To reserve your seat, RSVP Heather 303-753-2665 or heather@jpeducators.com.

MARCH 2, WEDNESDAY Meditation For Living in Wheat Ridge - 5-week program to bring the benefits of meditation into your life. In these dynamic times it is more important than ever to access all of our abilities and spiritual awareness. Learn specific, easy, and effective techniques to see, change, and manage energy. With awareness, challenges become opportunities and healing happens. Inner connection Institute, facilitated by Lynn Austin. $150 incl 5 classes, guided meditation CD, and a onehour student reading. Inner Connection Institute; North Side location: 4325 Harlan St, Wheat Ridge; Denver

location: 2755 South Locust St., Suite 213, Denver; 303-257-4797. InnerConnection.org. The Healing Power of Essential Oils Presentation/ Workshop–7-9pm. Chalyce is an advocate for healing the body, mind and spirit with whole food nutrition as well as 100% therapeutic grade essential oils. Informational portion, Q&A, and the opportunity to explore some of the oils. Free. LifeSource Health Partners, 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd. Lakewood. Contact Adrienne 303934-3600 or office@lifesourcehp.com. 10 Minutes of Peace with Qigong–5:30-7pm. Experience an affordable opportunity to reduce trauma, ease pain, improve vitality, or simply relax at the end of your workday. Receive your 10 minute Qigong Energy Healing, and experience the wisdom that Qigong can bring into your life. This energy work is very gentle, and non-invasive. Love Offering. People House, 3035 W 25th Ave, Denver. Must pre-register 720-887-3532 or Qigong@peoplehouse.org. Oneness Blessing–5:30-6:30pm. A team of certified blessing-givers are offering a non-denominational benediction and Oneness Energy transfer. The blessing can accelerate spiritual growth and deepening. Donation. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood. 303237-8851 or MileHiChurch.org.

Unleashing Your Feminine Prowess–6:30-8:30pm. Come find what you are really hungry for in this fiveweek, drop-in workshop. Explore elements of a full, feminine appetite for life: movement and energy, our multi-dimensional selves, embodiment, nourishment, intimacy with self, and intimacy with others—altogether finding what truly feeds us. March 3: Free. Thursdays March 10-31 $25/evening or $85 for all. Pomegranate Place, 750 Clarkson Street, Denver. Contact Carolyn at CJennings@WritingOurWings.com. WritingOurWings.com. The Bio-Mechanics of Auto Injury–7-8:15pm. Q & A with Dr. Keuhn, over 25 years of personal experience in helping people recover from soft tissue injuries. As a specialist in the field of automobile accidents, Dr. Keuhn understands the complicated aspects of both the medical and legal issues associated with motor vehicle accidents. RSVP req’d, seating is limited. Free. LifeSource Health Partners 65 S Wadsworth Blvd. Lakewood. Contact Adrienne 303-934-3600 or office@lifesroucehp.com. Secrets of a Soulful Marriage Date Night–6:308:30pm. Join Jim and Ruth Sharon as they share experiences, lessons and tips from their 40-year marriage. Couples guided in private discussion and practices to enhance and deepen your relationships. First Thursday of every month through May at different restaurants in Denver. Free; Pay for your dinner. 5922 S Holly St., Greenwood Village. Ruth Sharon 303-796-7004.

Is Life A Random Walk? Spiritual Discussion sponsored by Eckankar–7-8pm. Who Am I? Why Am I Here? Life is a mystery for you to unlock. The truth you seek may be just at your fingertips. Free. Broomfield Public Library, 3 Community Park Rd. Broomfield. Colorado Satsang Society 303-912-8292 or Eck-Colorado.org.

Contemplative Hatha Yoga Teacher Training–The purpose is to teach and introduce yoga asana and includes the information and avenues to take yoga beyond the mat to a lifestyle of wellness and stillness. This certification is an extensive 265 hours and is applicable toward a 200 RYT. Meets 1x/week and 1 wkend/ month for 10 months. $3750 PranaYoga and Ayurveda Mandala, 3333 Federal Blvd., Denver. Contact Hansa 303-432-8099 or pyamandala@gmail.com.

CCC: Consciousness Conversations & Contemplations – 6:45-10pm. CCC hosts monthly meetings to share a common desire to raise the consciousness of our planet. We raise awareness and consciousness through presentations, discussion, interaction, and networking. We explore integration of enlightened living in our personal and professional lives. First Wednesday of the ea month. Love offering/donation. Journeys For

Student Space – 1-2:30pm. (Call for evening class times) Got tools (completed Energetic Boundaries class)? Guided by Rev.DebraRae, you’ll use your tools to create “your space,” run “your energy,” work various energetic dynamics, create mock-ups and trade healings ($20). Twice monthly (1st & 3rd Thurs.) Sacred Spaces Center, 223 Titan St, Aurora. 303-365-0200. SacredPlacesAndSpaces.com.

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MARCH 4, FRIDAY Low-Cost Community Wellness Clinic–9am-7pm. Therapeutic massage, holistic bodywork, informational presentations, energy work, cosmetology, stress management consultation, assessment, treatment and coaching, massage for elderly and ill, guided imagery, hypnotherapy, certified nutritional consultation, herbalist, psychic readers, private yoga classes and more!1st and 3rd Fridays by appt. $45 or sliding scale. Stress Management Services, 5600 Arapahoe Ave, Ste. 203. Boulder. Call Marie at 720-877-1727 or marie@ yourstressmanager.com.

MARCH 5, SATURDAY Meditation and Fun Intuitive Class–12:30-3:30pm. Explore intuition and delve into meditation for relaxation, spiritual evolvement and healing. Personal intuitive messages are given by Josie. $25. 4155 E Jewell Ave, Ste 705, Denver. 303-968-9438 or JosieRoase.com. Breathe More Fully and Freely–1:30-3pm. Transformational Breath class. Experience how to breathe more fully into your lungs and body and learn how you can conduct this practice at home. Bring a pillow, blanket and sheet. Please dress comfortably. $30. RSVP req’d; class size limited. Dancing the Soul, 950 Jersey St. Ste. C, Denver. Contact Natalie 303-325-4150 or natalie@ healingspacedenver.com. HealingSpaceDenver.com. Delightful Eating: Taste What’s In Your Mouth–25pm. Explore your relationship with food and appetite, taste and meaning, past and present. Awaken to the pleasures of slowing down and nuances of tuning in. Experience conscious eating, gently guided by nutritionist Jane Reagan, writing explorations led by Carolyn Jennings and dance facilitated by Lucy Wallace. Runs four Mondays (March 7-28): 12-1:30pm. $149.99 includes all five sessions, celebratory meal at final gathering. Location: Alchemy of Movement, 2436 30th Street, Boulder. Pre-register at Alchemy of Movement, 303-449-4410 or lucy@alchemyofmovement.com. Part of the ongoing series of Body Love Collaborative workshops sponsored by Alchemy of Movement.

MARCH 6, SUNDAY Drum Circle–5:30-7:30pm. Chanting 5:30-6pm; Drumming 6-7:30pm. No experience necessary. Donation suggested. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave. Lakewood. Contact Allie 303-237-8851 or alarsen@ milehichurch.org Non-Denominational Church Service – 11am. Celebrate the journey of life with meditation and an informative spiritual message on the first Sunday of every month. Service is followed by a free aura healing - chakra balancing clinic. Rev. Margaret Johnson, Officiating Minister. Church of Infinite Spirit / Inner Connection Institute; Denver location: 2755 South Locust St., Suite 213, Denver; 303-282-9439. Locust Street doors open 10:40-11am. Innerconnection.org. How We Hear God’s Voice–10:30-11:30am. The ECK Worship Service provides an uplifting setting to deepen our understanding of how Divine Spirit (the ECK) works in our lives. Free. ECKANKAR Center of Boulder Valley. Crossroads Garden, 1800 30th St. Ste 208, Boulder. 303-443-1610 or eck-colorado.org. Spiritual Gathering, Aura Healing Clinic & Lunch at Mimi’s Café – 11am-12:30pm. A spiritual gathering of blessings, love, healing, empowerment and community. Church followed by an aura healing clinic, refreshments, community and lunch at Mimi’s Café (1st Sun. only). Rev DebraRae, Officiating Minister. Donations accepted. Sacred Spaces House of Light, 223 Titan St., Aurora, 303-365-0200. SacredSpacesAndPlaces.com.

MARCH 7, MONDAY Traditional Chinese Acupuncture Introduction and Workshop–6-7:15pm. Informative presentation, Q&A,

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and workshop. Experience complimentary ear acupuncture. Free. Seating limited; RSVP req’d. LifeSource Health Partners, 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd. Lakewood. Info Adrienne 303-934-3600 or office@lifesourcehp.com. Kirtan with Tom Fuhrmann – 7:30-9:30pm. Tom Fuhrmann’s Littleton Kirtan Gang for an evening of Kirtan. Musicians include Tom Fuhrmann, Harmonium; Michelle Davidson, Vocals; Steve Bross, Tabla; Rick Franz, Guitar. Info Tom 303-435-3152. Love Offerings/ Suggested Donation $10. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com. The Use of Integrative Medicine in treating Menopause and Maintaining Hormone Health–6-7:30pm. Lisa Corbin; Medical Director of The Center for Integrative Medicine, Dr. Nanette Santoro, Chair of Ob/ Gyn; Daisy Dong, TCM/Acupuncture; Monika Nuffer PharmD Supplements; Lynne Jordan, Massage. Free. University of Colorado Center for Integrative Medicine, Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion, 12605 E. 16th Ave, Aurora, AIP Conference rooms 2007/2113. Refreshments served. RSVP 720-848-1080 or UCH-CenterIntMed@ uch.edu. UCH.edu/IntegrativeMed

MARCH 8, TUESDAY Introduction to Essential Oils and Basic Aromatherapy–6-8pm. Learn essential oil basics and how you can use aromatherapy for a healthier and greener life for you and your family. Free. A suggested donation of $2 to People House for the use of the room. Two Compassionate Hands Wellness, 3035 W 25th Ave. Denver. Contact Jann Griffiths 720-318-4053 or jann@chasteen.us. Reinvent Your Life Workshop: Two Session Special– 6-8:30pm. Eager to explore possibilities for change? Pinpoint your deepest desires with Vision Boards, establish goals, learn surefire ways to put dreams in place. $60/ both sessions (Mar 15), art materials included. Montclair Rec Center, 729 Ulster Way Denver. Carol Denker 267210-3101 or caroldenker@comcast.net Wellness Workshop in Littleton–1-2:30pm. Tired of being sick and tired? Come learn about whole food nutrition and take home tips on how to get more fruits & veggies in your daily diet! Take an hour out of your day and invest in your health. Everyone goes home with a free gift. Free.RSVP to Heather 303-753-2665 or heather@jpeducators.com.

MARCH 10, THURSDAY Nutritional Cleansing Presentation & Tasting–79pm. Revolutionary new cleansing and fat burning system that is natural, safe and effective. America suffers from an obesity crisis with 82% of the population overweight and a full 30% medically obese. Help your body eliminate harmful toxins that build up throughout lifetime and clog your cells/tissues. Free. LifeSource Health Partners, 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd. Lakewood. Adrienne 303-934-3600 or office@lifesourcehp.com. The Sustainable Kitchen - Learning to use Local Ingredients & Concepts in Your Lifestyle–6-8:30pm. Learn about sustainable practices you can incorporate into your own kitchen such as composting, container gardens and navigating local ingredients. This class is part of a series presented by the Denver Botanic Gardens and the Colorado Dietetic Association. $49/ members, $56/nonmembers. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver. 720-865-3580 or registrar@ botanicgardens.org. Healing Illness with Intuition – 6-7pm. Be your own medical intuitive! Work intuitively with any health condition using meditation, inner-body work, clairvoyance and energy medicine. This is a bi-monthly Meetup group.Location Central/Downtown Boulder TBD. Alison Anton, CNE, CMT, FDN, 303-652-0930

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or alison@antonnutrition.com . RSVP req’d. Meetup. com/Healing-Illness-with-Intuition. Wellness Workshop– 6:15-8:30pm. Come learn more about prevention, how to make small changes that will have a big impact on your health. Free. Bridge Center in Lone Tree. RSVP Heather 303-753-2665 heather@jpeducators.com. Alliance of Professional Women March Networking Luncheon –11:30am-1pm. Bonefish Grill, 4948 S. Yosemite, Greenwood Village. Drum Circle with Shaman Rick Strong Feather and John Thunderheart Robinson –7-9pm. Join the community for Drum Circle, Dige Players, Flutes, Shamanic Healing, Sound Healing, and Messages from the StrongFeather and The ThunderHeart. Love offering/donation. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com. Open Door Reading Space – 7-8:30pm. In a group setting, Rev. DebraRae will be available for medium communication. You will receive communication as well as have an opportunity to ask questions of your loved ones. $20. Sacred Spaces Center, 223 Titan St, Aurora. 303-365-0200. SacredPlacesAndSpaces.com.

MARCH 11, FRIDAY Freedom From the Inside Out–5-6:30pm. We practice do-it-yourself techniques like EFT, The Emotion Code and The Healing Codes to clear our energy blocks, emotional baggage and limiting beliefs. Group meets monthly. Free. Littleton. Contact Vicki Nelson at 303955-7532 or ClearSourceCoaching@gmail.com. Peace from Broken Pieces: How to Get Through What You’re Growing Through–7pm. Iyanla Vanzant will support us in indentifying generational patterns we inherit and transforming the puzzle pieces into spiritual lessons and personal triumphs. $25. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave. Lakewood. Allie 303-237-8851 or alarsen@milehichurch.org. A Taste of Yoga: Meditation–6-8pm. There are many forms of meditation. We will explore different forms through description and practice helping to guide you toward a style that works for you. Other ‘tastes’ are also offered. $20. PranaYoga and Ayurveda Mandala, 3333 Federal Blvd., Denver. Contact Hansa 303-432-8099 or pyamandala@gmail.com. Spiritual Movie Night – 7-9pm. The latest spiritual movies picked by Kay Ford Johnsen to share with our community. Check our website for film listing. Second Friday of the Month. $10. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com.

MARCH 12, SATURDAY Introduction to Thai Yoga Massage—9am-6pm, Sat-Sun. Intro workshop recommended before Level 1, 50-hour training program. We work in a traditional style on a Thai, floor mat. Learn to give a 90-minute Thai Yoga Massage in the Supine & Prone positions. Learn ergonomics, breath, and the oceanic rhythm synonymous with Thai Yoga Massage. $350. Denver Integrative Massage School, 2416 W. 32nd Ave., Denver. 720-270-3633. DenverIntegrativeMassageSchool.com.

MARCH 13, SUNDAY Tea Talks for Women Presents Women: Living from the Empowerment Zone–2:30-4:30pm. Dr. Debra Rouse and Sarah Symons will show how to live an empowered life that honors ourselves while making a major difference in the world. $10. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave. Lakewood. Allie 303-237-8851 alarsen@milehichurch.org.


MARCH 14, MONDAY Money/Business Class – 6pm. Do your negative thoughts about money prevent you from having enough? Do you think money is “the root to all evil” (and other negatives you have heard or read)? Get those negative thoughts out of your way. $30 one session / $21 each (1st 2). Fast Focusing Center, 88 Inverness Circle E, H-107, Centennial. 303-7088817. FastFocusingCenter.com.

MARCH 15, TUESDAY Detoxification and Cellular Health Seminar–7pm8:30pm. Learn numerous ways to reduce the toxins your body has to process and ways to get toxins out of your body. Improve cellular and digestive health. Experience an herbal applicator that helps get toxins out of fat cells (special only $20 to try). You can lose inches, tighten loose skin, cellulite and hit problem spots. Free. RSVP required. Integrative Wellness Group. 340 3rd St. Castle Rock. Susan Trost 720-308-4089 or susan@livinghealthiernow.com Brain Balance Achievement Center Informational Lecture–6:30pm. See listing March 1. Brain Balance Achievement Center of Golden, 1211 Avery St. Golden. 303-278-1780. Cleaning Out Your Energetic Closet–Sound Healing Circle–7-9pm. Musical journey with Barry Goldstein, clear blocks using sacred sound, guided visualization and inspirational songs. Experience the healing aspects of music and sound and embrace your own healing gifts in a safe and heart opening space. Clean out your Energetic Closet- Release what no longer serves you! $30. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695 or J4CL.com.

MARCH 16, WEDNESDAY Medical Qigong for Health & Vitality–7-8pm. This will be an introductory evening of Qigong as participants are led into a simple meditation, self-massage and seated Qigong movements. Free. Seven Cups, 1882 S. Pearl St., Denver. Contact Greg Fellman 303-777-2877 or greg@ sevencups.com. SevenCupsDenver.com.

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March 14th: Money/Business Class • March 16th: The Power of Words March 21st: Get Through Your Blocks • March 23rd: Confidence Class • All Classes start at 6 pm.

Oneness Blessing–5:30-6:30pm. Details see March 2. Donation. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or MileHiChurch.org. The Power of Words – 6pm. What your mom didn’t tell you, but you tell yourself to mess up your life. Join us and learn how the power of words create the paths in your life. $30 one session / $21 each (1st 2). Fast Focusing Center, 88 Inverness Circle E, H-107, Centennial. 303-708-8817. FastFocusingCenter.com. The 5 Secrets To Looking & Feeling Younger – 7-8:15pm. Review numerous research studies, testimonials and published articles on the value of natural health care; how sugar affects hormone function and often leads to weight gain as well as how exercise and eating healthier “not dieting” can lead to improved metabolism, permanent weight-loss and rejuvenated health! Free. Seating limited, RSVP req’d. Info Adrienne 303-934-3600 or office@ lifesourcehp.com. LifeSource Health Partners, 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood. Lifesourcehp.com

MARCH 17, THURSDAY Rock Garden Lecture–5-6pm. Hosted by North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS). Free. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver. Registrar 720-865-3580 or registrar@botanicgardens.org. Oneness Deekshas & Sacred Sound with Ann Hines & Donna Baldwin –7-9pm. Oneness Deeksha experience with live Sacred Sound from crystal bowls and native American flute. Deeksha is a Divine intelligent energy transfer that causes a neurobiological transformation within the brain of each receiving individual. It is an experience or process that supports all paths or beliefs. Offering/$20 suggested Donation. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com.

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Student Space – 1-2:30pm. (Call for evening class times) Got tools (completed Energetic Boundaries class)? Guided by Rev.DebraRae, you’ll use your tools to create “your space,” run “your energy,” work various energetic dynamics, create mock-ups and trade healings ($20). Twice monthly (1st & 3rd Thurs.) Sacred Spaces Center, 223 Titan St, Aurora. 303-365-0200. SacredPlacesAndSpaces.com.

MARCH 18, FRIDAY Low-Cost Community Wellness Clinic–9am-7pm. See listing March 4. Stress Management Services, 5600 Arapahoe Ave. Ste. 203 Boulder. Call Marie at 720-8771727 or marie@yourstressmanager.com

LOOKING AHEAD 2011 APRIL 2-3 Just Get Happy-Two Day Conference–All day. Focused on teachings of Abraham-Hicks and Law of Attraction. Exciting line-up of presenters/workshops. Discover experience of joy, passion, and happiness for life. $135 before March 15th/$165 after March 15th. Embassy Suites Denver SE, 7625 E Hampden Ave, Denver. 303-918-1204 or JustGetHappy.com.

APRIL 5 A Basic 5-Week Meditation–7-9pm. Meditation can help you achieve a lifelong transformation, help you relax and create change in your life. Letting go of negative and stress; making room for positive and improve health. $180 per person. Location: Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio, 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood. Info Anita Destino 720-413-7303 or email anitadestino@hotmail.com. www.anitadestino.com The Brillant Body–6:30-8:30pm. Discover your Brillant Body. Learn how you can heal your body with the power of herbs. Everything from Diabetes 2 to heart disease. Free. Location: Wystone’s Teas, 7323 W. Alaska Dr., Lakewood. Life Energy Images, Charise Kirtright, Master Herbalist, Nutritional Counselor. 303-789-6004

APRIL 8 An Inside View of Rarities & Oddities–6-7pm. Inside perspective of creative process behind Rarities & Oddities from the artists themselves. Hear their thoughts, ideas and viewpoints while enjoying complimentary wine. Free. Lakewood Heritage Center Country School, 801 S Yarrow St, Lakewood. 303466-5685 or BNCDance.com/Free-Events/.

APRIL 10 Circling: Springtime Cleansing With the Four Elements–1-4:30pm. Connect with other wise women in ceremony with drums and rattles! Spring is the natural time for cleansing and renewal. Use the energy of the four elements to let go of the old and bring in the new: Earth, Air, Fire & Water. A natural way for women to gather since the beginning. Bring a drum or rattle! We have extras. $20. 3510 S. Corona St. Ste 1, Englewood. Contact Andrea 720-530-2834 or awomenscircle@yahoo.com.

APRIL 11 The Use of Integrative Medicine in Fertility –6-7:30pm. Lisa Corbin; Medical Director of The Center for Integrative Medicine, Dr. Nanette Santoro, Chair of Ob/Gyn; Dr. William Schlaff, Director of Advanced Reproductive Medicine; Daisy

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Simple Effective Ways to Manage Stress–3-4pm. Stress response in the body and how that affects everyday life. Velina Lujan, MA, CMT and Certified in Holistic Stress Management Instruction, discusses how to remedy these stressors simply and effectively with quick and easy stress-busting exercises, humor, compassion and a deep understanding of the many challenges of the human condition. Speaker will be available for free 10 minute oneon-one consultations after class. Free. Grossman Wellness Center, 2801 Youngfield St., Ste 117, Golden. Contact Ardis 303-233-4247 or velina@yourstressmanager.com. The Myth of Eroticism–6:30-9pm. Martha Peacock will explore why the myth of Pandora was created, what it meant for our ancestors, how the archetype is constellated

Dong, TCM/Acupuncture; Monika Nuffer, PharmD Supplements; Lynne Jordan, Massage. Free. University of Colorado Center for Integrative Medicine, Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion, 12605 E. 16th Ave, Aurora. AIP Conference rooms 2007/2113. RSVP 720-848-1080 or UCH-CenterIntMed@uch.edu. UCH.edu/IntegrativeMed.

APRIL 13 UFO’s and Their Spiritual Mission–7pm. Unprecedented number of UFO sightings all over the world, huge crop circles appearing overnight, brilliant luminary objects shining in the sky. What does it all mean? Is there a relationship between these events and the emergence of Maitreya, the World Teacher into our everyday world? Come draw your own conclusion. Multi-media presentation, 90-120 minutes. Free. Poudre River Public Library, 201 Peterson St. Ft. Collins. Contact Share International Mountain West 303-444-2660 or Share-International.us/mtnw.

APRIL 15 UFO’s and Their Spiritual Mission–7pm. Unprecedented number of UFO sightings all over the world, huge crop circles appearing overnight, brilliant luminary objects shining in the sky. What does it all mean? Is there a relationship between these events and the emergence of Maitreya, the World Teacher into our everyday world? Come draw your own conclusion. Multi-media presentation, 90120 minutes. Free. Journeys for Conscious Living 5855 Wadsworth Bypass Bldg A Ste. 100, Arvada. Contact Share International Mountain West 303444-2660 or Share-International.us/mtnw.

APRIL 16 3 Wk Stress Reduction for Teachers–1-3pm. 3-week meditation program for teachers to release stress, worry and anxiety. Manage the energy of the classroom and your workload with a simple meditation. Create your dream career. $108 per person. Location: Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio, 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood. Info Anita Destino at 720-413-7303 or email anitadestino@hotmail.com. Anitadestino.com.

APRIL 23 UFO’s and Their Spiritual Mission–2:30pm. Unprecedented number of UFO sightings all over the world, huge crop circles appearing overnight, brilliant luminary objects shining in the sky. What does it all mean? Is there a relationship between these events and the emergence of Maitreya, the World Teacher into our everyday world? Come draw your own conclusion. Multi-media presentation, 90120 minutes. Free. Boulder Public Library-Boulder Creek Mtg Rm. 1000 Canyon Blvd., Boulder. Contact Share International Mountain West 303444-2660 or Share-International.us/mtnw.

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today and the power it wields in our psyches. Boulder Friends of Jung. $15 general /$10 seniors, students / members free. Community United Church of Christ 2650 Table Mesa Dr. Boulder. Jennifer Phelps 303-473-8373 or jphelps_smalley@comcast.net. bfjung.org . What Will Set You Free Level II Integration with Rev. Cynthia James–7-10pm. Through lecture, movement, spiritual practice and group dynamics, you will experience a safe space to claim the full expression of your life. Class continues through Saturday. $75 (includes lunch). Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave. Lakewood. Allie 303-232-4079 or alarsen@milehichurch.org.

MARCH 19, SATURDAY Simple Effective Ways to Manage Stress–11am-noon. See listing March 18. Grossman Wellness Center, 2801 Youngfield St., Ste 117, Golden. Contact Ardis 303-2334247 or velina@yourstressmanager.com. Breathe More Fully and Freely–11am-1pm. Transformational Breath class for women. Experience how to breathe more fully into your lungs and body and learn how to conduct this practice at home. Bring a pillow, blanket and sheet. Please dress comfortably. $30. RSVP req’d; class size limited. Pomegranate Place, The Art Box, 750 Clarkson St. Contact Natalie 303-325-4150 or natalie@healingspacedenver.com. HealingSpaceDenver.com UFO’s and Their Spiritual Mission–2:30pm. Unprecedented number of UFO sightings all over the world, huge crop circles appearing overnight, brilliant luminary objects shining in the sky. What does it all mean? Is there a relationship between these events and the emergence of Maitreya, the World Teacher into our everyday world? Come draw your own conclusion. Multi-media presentation, 90-120 minutes. Free. Columbine Library-Donald B. Estes Meeting Rm. 7706 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton. Contact Share International Mountain West 303-4442660 or Share-International.us/mtnw.

MARCH 20, SUNDAY Community HU Song–10:30-11am. The public is warmly invited to attend a community HU Chant (HU Song), a gathering to sing the ancient love song to God, the HU. Free. ECKANKAR Center of Boulder Valley, Crossroads Garden, 1800 30th St. Ste 208, Boulder. Contact 303-443-1610 or Eck-Colorado.org Spiritual Gathering & Aura Healing Clinic – 11am12:30pm. A spiritual gathering of blessings, love, healing, empowerment and community. Church is followed by an aura healing clinic, refreshments and community. Rev DebraRae, Officiating Minister. Donations accepted. Sacred Spaces House of Light, 223 Titan St., Aurora, 303-365-0200. SacredSpacesAndPlaces.com. Onederous Tribe Psychic Fair–10am-2pm. Our monthly Psychic Fair featuring readers, healers, and more! Join us this first day of Spring and treat yourself to a re-newed you. $1 per minute, 20 minute minimum. Comfort Café, 3945 Tennyson St, Denver. Info 720-239-2425

MARCH 21, MONDAY Kirtan with Tom Fuhrmann – 7:30-9:30pm. See March 7 listing. Love Offerings/Suggested Donation $10. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com. Get Through Your Blocks – 6pm. Yes, you can! You can get through those blocks that are stopping you from being the best you can be. $30 one session / $21 each (1st 2). Fast Focusing Center, 88 Inverness Circle E, H-107, Centennial. 303-708-8817. FastFocusingCenter.com.

MARCH 22, TUESDAY The Scourge of Gluten Sensitivity–7pm. Modern science has caught up with what many people have found to be the root of their health problem - gluten!


Informative lecture on what it is, how it affects us and what we can do to test it accurately and heal our bodies. A must for anyone suffering from fatigue, thyroid, IBS, RA, rashes, headaches, brain-fog, dyslexia, ADD/ ADHD, depression, schizophrenia, fibromyalgia, anxiety or migraines. Families welcome. Free. East Boulder Senior Center, 5660 Sioux Dr. Boulder. RSVP to Karen Hollaman 303-882-8447 or RedTailWellness.com.

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Psychic & Healing Fair – Noon–5pm. Rev. DebraRae available for readings $20/20 min.; healing modalities offered: Aura Healings, Egyptian Rod Healings/Reiki, Adrenal Recovery Support, Chi Machine, Ionizer Detox Foot Bath; plus vendors’ merchandise. Come for an hour or the day! 223 Titan St, Aurora, 303-365-0200, SacredSpacesAndPlaces.com

Nutritional Cleansing Presentation & Tasting–79pm. See listing March 10. LifeSource Health Partners, 303-934-3600. Confidence/Boundless Energy Class – 6-8pm. Have you ever said, “If I only had the confidence, I would…”? Techniques to build your competence and increase your confidence. Learn breathing and energy stimulation techniques to keep you going long after others are done. $30/1 session / $21 each (1st 2). Fast Focusing Center, 88 Inverness Circle E, H-107, Centennial. 303-708-8817. FastFocusingCenter.com.

MARCH 24, THURSDAY Live Gluten Free and Eat Your Cake, Too!–6-8pm. Gluten-free basics incl label reading, overview of gluten-free flours, set up a gluten free kitchen and live successfully. Part of a series with Denver Botanic Gardens/Colorado Dietetic Association. $40/members, $47/nonmembers. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver. Registrar 720-865-3580 or registrar@ botanicgardens.org

MARCH 25, FRIDAY Bridge of Awakening with Rev. Ras Smith–7-10pm. If you find yourself stuck or believe something is holding you back from living the life of your dreams, this workshop is for you. Class continues on Saturday. $95/single, $85 per family member (incl lunch). Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. Allie 303-237-8851 or alarsen@milehichurch.org.

Mile Hi Inspirational Movie Night Presents Being in Heaven–7pm. Are you ready to be transformed forever? Discover how to make improvements in every area of your life to experience more fulfillment and happiness. Suggested Donation. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave. Lakewood. Allie 303-237-8851 or alarsen@milehichurch.org.

MARCH 28, MONDAY Adult Free Week– Free fitness and dance classes all week long. Drop in and try a variety. Many specialized classes to suit a variety of needs, interests, abilities and ages. Come wearing comfortable, easy to move in exercise or dance clothing. BNC, 3001 Industrial Ln. #12, Broomfield. Contact Ashley 303-466-5685 or info@bncdance.com. UFO’s and Their Spiritual Mission–7pm. Unprecedented number of UFO sightings all over the world, huge crop circles appearing overnight, brilliant luminary objects shining in the sky. What does it all mean? Is there a relationship between these events and the emergence of Maitreya, the World Teacher into our everyday world? Come draw your own conclusion. Multi-media presentation, 90-120 minutes. Free. Mamie Doud Eisenhower Library-Rm B 3 Community Park Rd., Broomfield. Contact Share International Mountain West 303-4442660 or Share-International.us/mtnw.

MARCH 29, TUESDAY Guided Meditation: Healing with your Angels– 7-8pm. Be guided through a powerful healing with

your Angels. Work with your Angels to release any energetic blocks, cords, past-life patterns and gain confidence, courage and clarity. $10. Journey Within at Rishi’s Crossing Yoga, 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino 720-413-7303 or anitadestino@hotmail.com. Cell Phone and Technology Safety Seminar–7-8pm. Current research, US Congressional hearings on cell phone safety, FCC’s flawed guidelines, known health risks, etc. Bring teens so they can understand the risks first hand. Free. Living Healthier Now, 1506 S Wilcox St. Castle Rock. RSVP Susan Trost 720-308-4089 or susan@livinghealthiernow.com.

MARCH 30, WEDNESDAY Free Acupuncture Day–8am-2pm. Find out first-hand how great acupuncture can make you feel! Appts preferred, walk-ins welcome. Free. Left Hand Community Acupuncture, 409 S. Public Rd., Lafayette. Caroline Adams 720-248-8626 or Caroline@LeftHandAcu.com. LeftHandAcu.com. Wellness Workshop–1-2:30pm. Think our children are healthier than adults are, because they are younger? Think again! Come learn about children’s health and how to change the health picture of YOUR children. Take home tips to implement right away, and you will go home with a Free gift. Free. RSVP Heather 303-753-2665 heather@jpeducators.com.

MARCH 31, THURSDAY Natural Approaches to Prevent and Handle Arthritic Pain–7-8:15pm. Review 2 main types of arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid. Basic tissue changes that occur with each, review neurological and physiological aspects of arthritis. Gain a better understanding of the causes of arthritis, non-drug treatment solutions and long-term care management. Seating limited, RSVP req’d. Free. LifeSource Health Partners, 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd. Lakewood. Contact Adrienne 303-934-3600 or office@lifesourcehp.com.

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ongoingevents sunday Divine Transmission Meditation –7-8pm. Guided Meditation to align with the Source Frequency, accelerate your awakening and enhance your spiritual development. Facilitated by Steven Hartung. $8. Samadhi Center for Yoga and Meditation, 639 E 19th Ave. Denver. 303-860-9642. SamadhiYoga.net. Peace Prayers/Bliss Workout – Peace Prayers 1011:30am & Bliss Workout 11:30-1pm. Prayers, contemplation, meditations for peace, prosperity, and love and then a physical workout combining yoga, pilates, resistance and conscious meditation. Every Sunday of the Month. Love offering/donation. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com.

monday Nourishing Qigong Healings–10am-5pm. Gentle Qigong healing helps strengthen immune function, diminish pain and calm the nervous system. Ongoing on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. Affordable rates. $35/session 4/$125. Denver. Call for appt/info, Joedee 303-232-4146 or lovejoedee@gmail.com.

tuesday Aura and Chakra Healing Clinic–5:30-6:45pm. Gain mental clarity and relief of stress, and increased creativity with simple 10-15 minute energy healing. A trained healer helps you make positive shifts in subtle, non-physical energy which profoundly influences how we feel, how healthy we are, and how effective we are in our day to day lives. Yoga of the Mind, 8 E. 1st Ave, ste. 103, Lot parking across street. 303-668-2358 or YogaOfTheMind.com.

wednesday Free Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing–6-7pm. A healing is an energy clearing, like an “energy car wash”. During a healing, we release negative energy that is blocking you from growth and stopping you from creating the life you desire. Donations accepted. Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio, 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood. 720-413-7303 or AnitaDestino.com. Nia Classes-noon-1pm and 6-7pm. Dancing the Soul, 950 Jersey St. Ste. C. Dancingthesoul.com. Drop in/$14. Pkgs available. Natalie Gentry, 303-325-4150. HealingSpaceDenver.com. Breath Awareness classes-5:30-6pm. Dancing the Soul, 950 Jersey ST. Ste. C. Dancingthesoul.com. Drop in/$14. Pkgs available. Natalie Gentry, 303-325-4150. HealingSpaceDenver.com. Somatics to release the spine, hips and shoulders– 6pm. Somatic exercises, aka “modern mans yoga” release tight muscles making them stronger. The results free up your hips, spine and shoulders. Uncover the healing power within and regain freedom of movement, strength and control. Easy simple gentle exercises! $40/ Wheatridge Rec center members; $45/nonmembers. Wheatridge Rec Center and Nonforce Chiropractic and

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Free Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing – 12:15-1pm and 5:45-6:15pm. A healing is an energy clearing, like a psychic shower. During a healing, energy one does not need to be carrying is cleared, including blocks to growth and flow. Clarity and contentment are restored. Donations appreciated, but not required. Inner Connection Institute; 2755 South Locust St., Suite 213, Denver; 303-282-9439. Innerconnection.org

thursday BHS-Business Honoring Spirituality Networking– 7-9am. Our mission is to unite business professionals in a Spiritual surrounding, allowing for limitless individual and group development of Spiritual and professional possibilities. With a network of various businesses and services, we open our lives to more knowledge, abundance, friendship, Spirituality and prosperity. Bring plenty of business cards. $5 donation. Mile Hi Church, 9079 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood. Info and speaking opps. BHSMileHi.org. Free Aura and Chakra Healings–6-7pm. Negative energy will be gently removed from your body and then replaced with your own positive energy. You will feel great and be ready take your next steps. Free. Boulder Psychic Institute, 1332 Pearl St, Boulder. 303-5300920 or BoulderPsychicInstitute.org. Free Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing – 6:30-7:30pm. A healing is an energy clearing, like a psychic shower. During a healing, energy one does not need to be carrying is cleared, including blocks to growth and flow. Clarity and contentment are restored. Donations appreciated, but not req’d. Minireadings available after clinic ($10). Inner Connection Institute; 4325 Harlan St, Wheat Ridge; 303-257-4797; Innerconnection.org.

friday Trance Medium Healing Clinic – 7pm. Arrive early; doors auto-lock at 6:55. Open Channeling 7-7:30ish; Free. Healings following the Open Channel; $10 .Trance medium healing is a dynamic process facilitating re-alignment and cleansing of the spiritual body. Channeling, energy readings, and intense individual clearings. Plan time for yourself after healing. No app’t nec. Inner Connection Institute. 2755 South Locust St., Suite 213, Denver; 303-282-9439. Innerconnection.org Tea Tastings–3-4pm. Taste two or three of our high quality Chinese teas side by side, telling about how they’re made and legends associated. Free. Seven Cups, 1882 S Pearl St, Denver. 303-777-2877 or SevenCupsDenver.com. Modern-Day Meditation–7:30-9pm. This meditation guides people to a more calm and open state, to think clearly about solutions for daily life changes and find a deeper spiritual connection within. Free. Colorado Health and Wellness Center, 126 W 5th Ave. Denver. Diane Walker-Allison, 800-338-3788 or diane@ miracle.org. Nia Classes - 9:30-10:30am. Studio Soma, 2540 W. 29th Ave. Studio-soma.com. Drop in/$14. Packages available. Natalie Gentry, 303-325-4150, Healing SpaceDenver.com.


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