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ere at Natural Awakenings, we are always seeking to grow into the highest possible version of ourselves, and to help you find your own path as well. With a New Year under way, you’ll find inspiration to do just that in the following pages. Our goal is to offer more lovingkindness to ourselves and all those around us in 2019. We love how a meditation practice enhances this intention, and our pages are also a cornucopia of opportunities to love yourself more, release old patterns, make new connections, learn something new or develop a skill. Meditation helps us feel the Divine within more often, connects us with our heart center, answers questions, and most importantly, gives clarity to choose our intentions, thoughts and even feelings for that day. Your meditation practice can be done ANY way that works for you - moving or not, guided or not, posing or not … all that matters is that you are consistent so you can see the benefits for yourself. Even the National Institutes of Health is on board with meditation ( for relaxation, lower blood pressure, and relief from IBS, ulcerative colitis, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Meditate or not, we are proud to help our readers find other ways into Joyous Expansion, by connecting you with some of the finest, most skilled and loving people on the planet right here in Denver. No matter where you find yourself today, there is the perfect someone within these pages to help you take the next step. Life loves you. You are so important and valuable. And you are appreciated more than you know. Our best to you for a fabulous, abundant, loving, healthy and happy 2019.

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AND GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES 25 Years of Natural Awakenings




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news briefs

Reiki for Veterans


n May 2017, The Veteran’s Health Administration announced VHA Directive 1137: VA Provision of Complementary & Integrative Health that acupuncture, reiki, and reflexology, among other complementary and integrative health practices, now must be offered at all VHA medical facilities. Jeff Baird of Sunrise Reiki Colorado is now offering Reiki treatments to Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at the Northern Colorado Veterans Resource Center in Greeley twice per month. Jeff also incorporates essential oils, healing stones and CBD into his sessions. “I have been able to help many PTSD sufferers at my home office and with my mobile services. Besides soldiers, domestic violence survivors and even rescued animals have benefitted greatly from the stress and pain relief of Reiki treatments,” says Jeff. “We also welcome people and their four-legged friends at 14 Hands Ranch in Evergreen. PTSD can affect anyone after a traumatic event and includes emotional and behavioral disturbances. According to Psychology Today (Aug, 2015), Reiki can calm PTSD symptoms. Contact Jeff Baird of Sunrise Reiki Colorado at 720-250-8107 or See ad page 31.

“Train Your Brain” January Special


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oaching by Kelly’s Kelly Chisholm is now offering business coaching for women, focusing on female entrepreneurs and small business owners. After several years of supporting women in other life transitions including emotional, legal and financial advice for those going through divorce, she is using her business acumen and experience in building 6-figure businesses to help other women do the same. Kelly holds a MS in Counseling Psychology and is a Board Certified Coach with the Center for Credentialing and Education. To help women business owners and entrepreneurs start 2019 on the right foot, she is offering a six-week “Ignite Your Income” group coaching program, beginning January 8. The course includes six weeks of group coaching calls, and attendees walk away with professional-grade profiles ready to publish and connections with industry professionals to jumpstart your business. Register at ignite-your-income/. Contact Kelly at or see ad page 9.

At-Home Intuitive Training


our Divine Light is offering a new telecourse live from Santa Fe, NM from Sunday, February 3rd to March 31st. The nineweek course, Noon – 2 p.m. MST on Sundays, teaches a limited number of participants to “deepen their connection to their intuition for greater joy, well-being, abundance and empowerment,” says teacher Chantal Fidanza. According to Chantal, “This class is for anyone, and is perfect for empaths; for anyone who wishes to create their life from an empowered, higher vibration; for anyone learning to manage their energy for increased well-being, abundance and joy in their life; and is a perfect place to start for anyone interested in acquiring their Intuitive Guide Certification.” Enrollment is intentionally limited to allow for participant sharing and questions. Developing intuitive intelligence allows us to discover the wisdom of our higher-self and the power of our divine nature. Contact Chantal Fidanza at 505-438-1074 or

health briefs

A Pause for Breath Take a moment. Tune into your breath. Feel its essence. It’s significance. It’s power. The life force flooding in with each inhale...and cleansing you with each exhale... Taking a breath is survival instinct at its finest. The body’s subconscious ability to draw in what it needs and cleanse out what it doesn’t... to refresh. There are 672,768,000 breaths in the average lifespan, equating to 23,040 breaths a day. Ask yourself: If your final breath came today, how would you approach it? With uncertainty? With fear? With regret? With a request for just one more? Or, would you draw it in...and soak it up one last time... that final gift of a moment. Would you revel in its energy... its experience... and willingly surrender to the unknown? Fully satisfied by and in awe of the full cup of life you have received. To date, you have received approximately 23,040 opportunities per day to soak up life through your breath. To truly live. How many of those breaths can you say you’ve intentionally tuned in to? Been refreshed by? Held gratitude for? How many have been overlooked? Taken for granted? Polluted? Wasted? If you haven’t truly lived in a while, it’s time to begin again. Take your next breath as if it were your last. And let its fulfillment seep into your existence. Life is a breath... how deep will you inhale?

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Low-Nutrition Foods Linked to Cancers In a 10-nation study involving nearly half a million Europeans, researchers found that those eating foods with lower nutritional quality had a significantly greater incidence of cancer, especially colorectal, upper digestive tract, stomach and lung cancers for men, and liver and postmenopausal breast cancers for women. The study supports wider adoption of a British front-of-package food nutritional content labeling system.

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Hypnotherapy Just as Effective as Drug Therapy for Overactive Bladder A four-year study of 162 patients, funded by the National Institutes of Health and conducted at University of New Mexico Hospital, has found that hypnotherapy is as effective as drug therapy in treating Overactive Bladder (OAB)/ Urinary Urgency Incontinence. In October the peer-reviewed analytics were presented at the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) conference in Chicago. According to Hypnotherapy Academy associate instructor, Robert Sapien, M.D., “It was a great success for hypnotherapy. Preliminary reports showed that patients receiving hypnotherapy had overall equivalent results to drug therapy, and in those patients who were moderately to highly responsive to hypnosis, the one-year follow-up showed superior results to drug therapy.” While hypnotherapy may not be appropriate for everyone, this scientifically rigorous study is breaking new ground in the mainstream acceptance of hypnotherapy as a safe and reliable complimentary modality for the 33 million Americans that suffer from these conditions. The Integral Hypnotherapy methodology was co-designed by Tim Simmerman Sierra, Academy Director, and lasted eight weeks. If you or someone you know suffers from urinary urgency, speak to your medical provider about integrating hypnotherapy into your care. To find a certified hypnotherapist qualified to conduct the OAB protocol based on the one used in this study, contact the Hypnotherapy Academy of America at 505-767-8030. See ad page 7.

Self-Confidence for Women Entrepreneurs Research shows that there is a confidence gap between men and women: women underestimate and men overestimate their performance. That means that women need to be much more aware of how, why and where to build their self-confidence to achieve their goals and dreams. First, become aware of the internal dialogue to see how much you contribute to your own lack of self-confidence. When it comes to building a business and being an entrepreneur, you can’t afford to stay in a place of self-doubt. Secondguessing your abilities will only hurt your ability to succeed. Often, women feel they’re not doing enough, and drown themselves in negative self-talk as a result. Creating and using an affirmative mantra shifts your mindset to confident and empowered. Try writing this statement down and repeating often to yourself -- “When I am working at my highest level of integrity, I am unstoppable.” You should start to feel more energized and confident the more you use and believe these statements. Self-confidence is one of the most essential skills you will need to become successful in business, and while it’s usually developed over time, business coaching can help you get your confidence quicker and easier than doing it solo. A coach can help you gain the confidence to become the face of your business, handle tough situations and make good decisions. For more information, contact Kelly Chisholm of Coaching by Kelly at or see ad page 9.


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CranioSacral Therapy to Relieve Pain CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, handson manual therapy that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction. By working with the CranioSacral System - the soft tissues and fluid protecting the brain and spinal cord, as well as the attached bones – health and performance are improved. Few body systems have more impact on your central nervous system and by releasing these tensions it allows the nervous system to perform at its best, enabling the entire body to relax and self-correct. This naturally relieves pain, stress and strengthens resistance to disease. CST complements the body’s natural healing processes, helping to relieve symptoms of: migraines, dementia, postconcussion, dental procedures(pre/post), TMJ Syndrome, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, autism, scoliosis, and neck/back pain. A typical session takes place in a quiet setting where you remain fully clothed as you relax on a padded table. The therapist gently touches various points of your body to assess the rhythm of the central nervous system fluid and to identify any weakness, restriction and dysfunction. Delicate manual techniques are then used to release those problem areas and improve the form and function of your central nervous system. A session lasts up to an hour and results are typically seen during the first 1-4 sessions. The sessions are generally deeply relaxing, creating feelings of warmth or gentle pulsing in the areas worked on. Contact Marsia Richards, RN, Certified Upledger CST Practitioner at Monarch Integrative Health in Littleton for a free consult at 303-980-4260. See ad page 15.


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global briefs

Smart Trash

Fire Hounds

Dogs Help Restore Burnt Forests in Chile

Cork Rocks

The Self-Regenerating Building Material Cork is both recyclable and renewable because it regenerates its bark after harvesting, which causes no harm to trees. Durable cork can be found in the flooring of the Library of Congress and as an insulator for space shuttles. It’s also a waterproof, abrasion-resistant fire retardant and acoustic insulator with odor and humiditycontrolling and acoustic sound-dampening applications. In Portugal, the world’s largest producer, the outer skin regrows in time for the next harvest. The stripped trees absorb large amounts of carbon dioxide and release more oxygen, so Portugal’s cork forests, or montados, are often referred to as the “lungs” of the environment.

Forest fires in Chile ravaged vast swathes of land in 2017, burning sturdy older trees in the El Maule region. Since then, three border collies belonging to Francisca Torres, a member of the environmental nonprofit Pewos, have been wandering through the charred remains with special satchels that spray seeds as they run to sow seedlings, grass and flowers. A major goal is for animals that fled the fires to return. “The main thing is for the fauna to be able to live,” says Torres. She says the dogs, bred to herd sheep, are smart and fast, covering a much larger area than a human could on foot.

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After thinking the New Guinea highland wild dog had gone extinct in its native habitat, researchers have now confirmed the existence of a healthy, viable population, hidden on the island in one of the most remote and inhospitable regions on Earth. According to DNA analysis, these are the most ancient and primitive canids (dogs) in existence. “The discovery and confirmation of the highland wild dog for the first time in over half a century is not only exciting, but an incredible opportunity for science,” says the group behind the discovery, the New Guinea Highland Wild Dog Foundation.

Baltimore is spending $15 million to deploy 4,000 sensorequipped trash receptacles that signal when they need emptying to increase collection efficiency. “The cans come with Wi-Fi; we will utilize this capability to allow the can to transmit information, including how full it is, so we can offer as-needed servicing of the cans,” says Jeffrey Raymond, with the Baltimore Department of Public Works. The solar-powered trash receptacles are manufactured by Ecube Labs, with offices in Los Angeles and South Korea. The company is installing its CleanCUBE bins across Baltimore in three stages, starting with 150 units in the South Baltimore gateway/casino area.


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happiness corner

Happiness & Your Health


tudies have shown the healthier we are, the happier we are, too. It’s never too late to achieve greater health and in a world where knowledge is literally at your fingertips, there is no reason you can’t live a vibrant, healthy and happy life, if you’re ready.


Moderation in exercise goes a long way. Harvard Health says the best exercises are swimming, walking, tai chi, strength training and Kegel exercises. It doesn’t have to be hard and time-consuming at all; you just need to stick with what you like.


Some quick fixes for a healthier, happier you:

Decrease stress. The long-term effects of stress are disease, depression, hair loss, irritable bowel syndrome and more misery. Stress management may be the most important tool in your arsenal. Decrease digital time and increase time in nature.



Decrease unneeded toxins. Use home air & water filters; don’t track in pesticides and waste wearing shoes in the house; buy purer soap, shampoo, conditioner, and other personal products without phthalates, bisphenols and the like. Check the Environmental Working Group’s website for lists of nontoxic products to use at home; have some air-purifying greenery in your house.


Alkalize. Reduce acidic foods like meat, sugar, caffeine, cola, wheat, and processed foods with more raw, seasonal colorful veggies and fruits. As inflammation drops, your body feels less creaky and you lower all disease risks.


Eat organic once a week or more. Almost everything we eat has pesticides of some form or another which remain on our food, not to mention GMOs, hormones, radiation and antibiotics. Organic foods may not look as perfect, but they are usually fresher, contain more nutrients, and don’t contain preservatives.

Notice what you are thinking. Your physiology is in alignment with your emotional and mental thought processes. The pain we’ve created ourselves can wake us up to learn to give ourselves and others more loving-kindness. Use a tool like EFT or a Mantra - a “flip switch thought” to CHOOSE the thinking that is in alignment with how you want to feel.

Excerpted from “Moving Toward Happy” by Terry Chriswell, author and publisher of Natural Awakening. She can be reached at

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book review

By Terry Chriswell

Feeling Better:

Beat Depression and Improve Your Relationships with Interpersonal Psychotherapy By Cindy Goodman Stulberg, DCS, CPsych, and Ronald J Frey, PhD, CPsych


his helpful and interesting book offers a linear, easy-to-follow path for healing the symptoms of depression, like irritability or sadness, that arise from transitions, grief, conflict or isolation. It’s a step-by-step exploration of your relationships and feelings within 8-12 sessions leading to a weekly goal. New topics, tools and resources help you understand that our relationships offer the most effective path to healing and happiness, according to the authors. Their research-proven method called Interpersonal Psychotherapy is “an action-oriented treatment that teaches skills, step-by-step, to improve relationships and alleviate depression.” Four subjects and their issues are presented, which illustrate the exercises and offer inspiring stories as well as pep talks and special “guy talk” sections for those who find it hard to express feelings. Depression is highly treatable. This book can help you identify your next steps; help you develop the skills to make meaningful and supportive connections; identify areas needing change; and to alleviate your suffering.

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n this fast-paced world it takes a new paradigm of working and operating to excel with any dream or goal. Most likely, you will need to reinvent yourself many times. You will not only need to be mentally fit, but also physically fit. You will need to tap into your inner warrior. Your inner warrior power means cultivating and training your Inner Power (energetic frequencies) to transform yourself to go beyond the dimension in which you are currently operating; a resetting of the mind where you can tap into “simultaneous time” where all things come together at the same frequency along with the ability to change normal strength and energy into an invisible power. Essentially, the mind - body absolutely must work together as one unit to build a strong foundation. Consider the duality between the mind and the body. Most are using the mind and body as two separate entities. The mind does the thinking. The body moves when you need to walk, bend over, or do something. Separating the mind and body is where you lose energy, power and clarity. When you operate with the mind only, you become scattered easily, because you carry too many thoughts, called monkey mind. It’s as if you become lost within your own mind. But, when you train to bring your body, mind and energy together as one, all at the same time, you become very powerful. You’re actually conserving your energy for when you need the power to perform. Breathing is one of the most important aspects of training your inner warrior power. The key is to learn correct breathing for energy cultivation, which will increase the pressure of oxygen within the body. The key point is to build on the internal power from the inside out, as opposed to the outside inward. Building from the inside makes your inner organs strong and healthy while at the same time you’re building a mental focus. This is what builds a foundation and power that others will notice. You’ll start moving differently, carrying yourself differently and your strong focus will be apparent. Dao House in Estes Park offers training programs, lectures and retreats on the Daoist Internal Martial Arts. Contact them at 866-734-4326 or See ad page 8.

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he year was 1994. ness. Its successful Naples The real “natural America Online debut was quickly followed awakening” is about by a second edition in opened the first gateway to the World Wide Web; each of us waking up Sarasota. Jeff Bezos founded the fledg- to who we truly are and By 1999, it was clear that ling behemoth Amazon; and Americans had a voracious the kind of world we appetite for well-researched, Deepak Chopra installed can create together. practical information about the first bricks on his path to enlightenment with the ~Sharon Bruckman the latest natural approaches publication of his book The to nutrition, fitness, personal Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical growth and sustainable living. Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams. The Natural Awakenings franchise was born Perhaps not coincidentally, genetically that year, conceived as a local magazine in engineered tomatoes entered the U.S. food many different communities—now 74 markets supply that year, spawning a GMO food in the U.S.—anchored by a national editorial revolution that transcended the age-old team that explores and anticipates the latest debate between pesticides and organics. Fran- trends in mind, body and spirit. Readership of kenfoods, as they are called, were the leading the print magazines is 2.8-million strong, plus edge of a cultural awakening. a broad online and digital reach. Meanwhile, in the sleepy, sun-drenched Bruckman’s holistic-minded passion for beach town of Naples, Florida, Sharon Bruck- health, wellness and integrative therapies has man—a dreamer and entrepreneur in her awakened in like-minded entrepreneurs a own right—was quietly laying the foundation desire to embrace her mission. As Paul Chen, for what would become the largest franchise publisher of the Atlanta franchise puts it: publishing network in the natural health “Awakenings of the heart speak to our desire industry: Natural Awakenings magazine. for deeper and stronger personal relation“America’s natural wellness and sustainships. Awakenings of the mind speak to our ability movements were in their infancy when desire to learn more, faster, and optimize our we started,” says Bruckman. “Now the seeds mental capacities. Awakenings of the soul that were planted in fertile soil are benefiting speak to our desire to develop greater love people nationwide, as well as throughout our and compassion for all living beings equally precious planet.” and an increasing understanding of and Woven from the threads of grit, inspiraconnection with whatever it is we believe lies tion and perhaps serendipity, the magazine beyond our small, individual human selves.” was a tapestry of health, healing and mindfulThe magazine, in turn, has awakened its

readers to new ways of connecting both with their communities and each other. Natural Awakenings has become a go-to guide for local community events, products and practitioners in all of its markets. “We love to spread light,” says Bruckman. “Natural Awakenings has played a significant role in fueling the wellness revolution I saw emerging all those years ago, propelled by the kindred spirits who read, advertise and contribute to our magazines. Our publishers are torchbearers aligned with the vision of a healthier world and the mission to facilitate that transformation.” During a lifetime of holistic-minded entrepreneurship, Bruckman, a constant gardener, continues to personally tend each new crop of ideas that germinate on the pages of her magazines which bear the imprint, “Healthy Living, Healthy Planet.” By identifying and responding to a simple need in one community, she has tapped into a universal spirit that exceeded her wildest expectations. “If you have the heart, vision and enthusiasm to help make the world a better place, a greater force just might step in to enable success beyond anything you imagined. The real ‘natural awakening’ is about each of us waking up to who we truly are and the kind of world we can create together.” We can’t always be shaded by the trees that we grow, yet after 25 years, the seeds Bruckman planted have branched across a nation and borne fruit that will make a difference in countless lives for many years to come. It is my honor to join her on this journey as Natural Awakenings celebrates its silver anniversary. Jan Hollingsworth is the national editor of Natural Awakenings magazine.

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I believe our plate is a reflection of our inner state. ~Carly Pollack, author of Feed Your Soul

Gender Differences

BEFRIENDING FOOD Embrace the Psychology of Eating by Marlaina Donato


nyone that has struggled to lose weight, eat right or deal with an eating disorder is familiar with the emotional battle that can evolve from the simple act of seeking sustenance. “The black-and-white mentality of needing to be perfect or counting calories leads us into a rabbit hole of bingeing, dieting and stuck in a love/ hate relationship with food,” says Carly Pollack, whose new book, Feed Your Soul: Nutritional Wisdom to Lose Weight Permanently and Live Fulfilled, comes out next month. “We live in a society that is obsessed with mainstream media and celebrity culture,” says Pollack. “Poor body image and an unhealthy relationship with food are synonymous. You can’t have one without the other.” Enter the psychology of eating, a movement built upon a mindset that reshapes our relationship to food, focusing on emotions, beliefs and physiological responses. These insights, grounded in research, offer empowering, new perspectives. 14

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Mind Games

Nutritional Psychologist Marc David, who highlights research on the food/ mind connection in his book The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss, says our thoughts about what is on our plates have even more impact on our physiological responses than vitamins or minerals. Guilt about consuming certain foods can slow digestion and increase chemical responses that store fat, while enjoying the same foods without stress can boost metabolism and nutritional absorption. “The most important aspect of creating and maintaining a healthy relationship with food is to bring awareness to

Fear-based approaches to eating generally and eating to cope with emotions are seen often as primarily women’s struggles, but a high percentage of men also suffer. In fact, according to Marc David’s Institute for the Psychology of Eating, 40 percent of binge eaters are male. “Women’s food issues spring from the cultural pressure to prioritize their appearance over their wisdom, while men may turn to food to deal with career pressure,” says Harriet Morris, who hosts The Eating Coach podcast in Shropshire, England. “I’ve found, too, that both men and women use food as a way to avoid dealing with issues around sexuality, but their needs are very distinct.” Because a man’s sense of self is much more linked to his sexuality, food can be used to avoid dealing with aspects of male sexuality he is uncomfortable with, says Morris. “Work with my male clients is about avoiding perfectionism and opting instead for a powerful kind of ‘imperfectionism’ where strength allows for pleasure. This—not a Marvel superhero—is a real man.” Regardless of gender, changing

Helpful Links Harriet Morris’ informative podcast, The Eating Coach High-octane inspiration from Carly Pollack (YouTube channel) The Institute for the Psychology of Eating

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our thoughts and behaviors around food,” says Pollack, founder of Nutritional Wisdom, a holistic practice based in Austin. Simplicity, eating real food and unraveling perceptions are paramount. “With all of the information overload out there, ‘eating right’ has turned into ‘eating perfectly,’” Pollack says. “I believe our plate is a reflection of our inner state.”

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perspective is key, adds Morris. “Our problem is not food. Bulimia, excess weight, IBS [irritable bowel syndrome] and a whole host of other issues are teachers, not enemies. We have, for very good reasons, been using food as a life manager,” she says. In the end, nourishing ourselves on all levels is what it’s all about, says Pollack. “Our relationship with food gives us the opportunity to examine our relationship to ourselves, our sense of worth, who we think we are, what we feel we deserve and how we show up day-to-day in this body for this beautiful life we’ve been given.”

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✔ Remember that our mistakes are opportunities to see more clearly what needs to be healed. We’ll make mistakes; old patterns will pop up when we least expect them to that’ll remind us that this life is a practice, not a perfect. ✔ Take a nightly inventory by answering three questions: What did I do today that was great regarding my relationship with food? How can I improve? What will I do tomorrow to put this improvement into action?

Harriet Morris: ✔ Allow for pleasure. We are wired to seek pleasure, because on an evolutionary level, the things that helped us survive made us feel good—and food is one of them. There are ways to find healthy alternatives that satisfy our pleasure-seeking center without the huge price tag. ✔ Slow down when you eat. You will feel satisfied sooner and eat less. ✔ We might look at how compulsive eating is actually a misguided attempt to deal with other issues. Let’s ask, “How can we put food out of that job?” January 2019


seniors at Chicago’s Rush University found that eating leafy greens once or twice a day slowed mental deterioration.

reduce anxiety and depression, protect against mental decline and even correct stroke damage. In a Swiss study using MRI, people drinking green tea immediately had heightened activity in the working-memory part of their brain.

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New Energy for the New Year by Ronica A. O’Hara


ith the merry-making furor of the holidays behind us, it’s that time of year when our bodies are crying out for some detox and rejuvenation. Aside from getting back to the basics—a healthy diet and daily exercise—we can take a page from traditional Chinese and Indian medical practices and holistic approaches and use natural, organby-organ procedures to renew our bodies and restore inherent vitality. “Strengthening our organs is critical because the organs create the vital essences of life, and our emotional and mental health depends to a great extent on how healthy our organs are,” notes T. Caylor Wadlington, a doctor of Oriental medicine and acupuncture teacher in Denver. “In working to revitalize and re-energize the organs, we renew not just our physical body, but also our sense of well-being.” Here’s a guide to a gentle fix-up campaign for the five organs considered vital for life in both Western and Eastern medicine: 16

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Boost the Brain

“Stress can lead to imbalance of the brain’s neurotransmitters, making it more difficult to focus, concentrate, relax and sleep—but it’s reversible, and the brain can absolutely heal from these effects under the right circumstances,” says integrative neurologist Ilene S. Ruhoy, M.D., Ph.D., of the Center for Healing Neurology, in Seattle.

Assess it: If you find it hard concentrating, sleeping, getting things done, remembering where things are and not being grouchy, the brain could be on stress-related overload. See a doctor if teeth grinding, high blood pressure, shortness of breath, fainting or dizziness develop. Eat this: The top brain boosters are easy

to swallow—dark chocolate, berries, nuts and avocados, along with oily fish, reports WebMD. Also, a five-year study of 950

mends boswellia, long used in Asian and African medicine. It targets cerebral inflammation, stimulates the growth of neurons, enhances cognition, lowers depression and alleviates learning and memory problems.

Try this movement: Shake it. Alter-

nating slow movements, or even rest with one-to-two-minute bursts of intense, all-out, heart-pounding moves like Zumba dancing, jogging or lunges increases important proteins called the neurotrophic factor that help brain cells grow, work and live longer, reports a new study from Canada’s McMaster University.

Rejuvenate the Heart

Stress also increases hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol, which drive up blood pressure, blood sugar and inflammation, says holistic cardiologist Joel Kahn, M.D., of Detroit, author of The Whole Heart Solution: Halt Heart Disease Now with the Best Alternative and Traditional Medicine.

Assess it: Shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, anxiety, panic and swollen feet or ankles are signs the heart may be overloaded. Get medical help immediately if there is unusual deep exhaustion, unexplained weakness, nausea, dizziness, chest pain or pain that spreads to the arms. Eat this: “The best foods for a stressed heart are those rich in magnesium. I like a giant green, leafy salad, often organic arugula, with blueberries, pumpkin seeds and walnuts,” says Kahn.

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Drink this: Green tea is proven to

Drink this: Hot, golden turmeric milk,

made with organic soy or nut milks, a heaping tablespoon of turmeric (a potent anti-inflammatory also shown to reverse Alzheimer’s “brain tangles”), a pinch of black pepper and maybe an organic pumpkin spice mix.

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Supplement with this: Hawthorn

strengthens and tones heart muscles, suppresses deadly blood-clotting signals, fights inflammation and lowers heart attack risk, studies show. European doctors routinely prescribe it for managing mild heart failure, either alone or with drugs.

Try this movement: Hop on a bike:

Cycling 20 miles a week slashes heart disease risk by half, reports the British Medical Journal. Also, do slow stretches every day: A Japanese study found a correlation between flexibility of the body and of the arteries.

Cleanse the Lungs

Family holidays may not always be unconditionally loving, which can induce stress, anger and sadness—emotions linked in laboratory studies to decreases in lung function. “You can actually give


Assess it: Trouble breathing, shortness

of breath and a cough that won’t go away are signs of stressed-out lungs. If there’s coughing up of blood or mucus, or discomfort or pain when breathing, see a doctor.

Eat this: A 10-year study of 650 Euro-

pean adults found that eating apples and tomatoes two or three times a day, along with other fruit, speeds the healing of smoke-damaged lungs and seems to slow down the lungs’ natural aging process.

Drink this: A juice combining cilantro, carrot, celery and ginger. According to the Lung Institute, cilantro helps remove heavy metals, carrots provide vitamin A to repair lung tissue, celery helps flush out carbon dioxide and ginger removes irritants from the lungs.

Supplement with this: Vitamin D.

Low levels seem to be linked to a higher risk of respiratory infections and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a review of clinical studies in Advances in Nutrition.

Try this movement: To loosen the

airways when tense, the American Lung Association recommends slowly breathing in through the nose for two counts with the mouth closed. Purse the lips as if to whistle, and then breathe out slowly and gently through the lips to a count of four.

Detox the Kidneys The kidneys are hardworking, fist-sized organs just below the back rib cage that filter waste and toxins out of 200 quarts of blood a day.

Assess it: Fatigue, feeling cold, short-

ness of breath, itchiness, swollen hands or feet, a puffy face, metallic-tasting food and ammonia-smelling breath are signs of growing kidney stress. See a doctor if experiencing kidney pain, weakness, lightheadedness, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, extreme thirst or decreased urination.

Eat this: Bone broth, wheat, millet, black sesame seeds, chestnuts, mulberries, raspberries, strawberries and walnuts are recommended by herbalist and acupuncturist Irina Logman of the Advanced Holistic Center, in New York City, to restore the kidneys.

An Ounce of Prevention

y taking a few forward-thinking steps, we can protect ourselves proactively from dangers to our vital organs:


Just say Om! Meditation enlarges parts of the brain concerned with memory, body awareness and emotional control, concluded a review of 21 neuroimaging studies from 300 meditators. InsightTimer. com, a meditation app, makes it easy to meditate for even five minutes a day.


yourself a stress asthma attack,” says Maui naturopath Carolyn Dean, M.D., ND, author of The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to Women’s Health.

Every night, write down two or three things to be grateful for. Heart patients at the Uni-

versity of California, San Diego, that did this for two months had reduced heart inflammation and improved cardiac biomarkers. “Appreciating even the littlest things builds a heart-protective habit of gratitude,” says study author Paul J. Mills, Ph.D., a professor of family medicine and public health.


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To energize sluggish kidneys, try a quarter teaspoon of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) in water. In a British study of 134 people with advanced chronic kidney disease, this easy strategy reduced the rate of kidney decline to normal levels. Check with a doctor if under nephrology care.


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helps to cleanse and strengthen the kidneys and a new study in Renal Failure reports that it also protects the kidneys from damage by certain toxins.

Try this qigong movement: Rub the palms together to warm them, and then place them on the kidney areas. Slowly massage in circular motions 12 times, and then reverse direction.

Shore up the Liver

“The liver is critical for detoxifying the body, but higher sugar and alcohol consumption over the holidays, as well as more stress, can increase toxin buildup that can damage the liver, which is why it’s important to take steps to help it recover,” says functional chiropractor Jennifer R. Welch, DC, of Iowa Functional Health, in Clive, Iowa.


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Eat these: A Chinese study linked liver disease with low potassium levels, so consume sweet potatoes, tomato sauce, beet greens, beans, blackstrap molasses and bananas.

Drink this: Sip probiotic drinks like

kombucha, kefir and yogurt-based smoothies. The probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus significantly lowered liver damage linked to excess acetaminophen in a recent Emory University laboratory study.

Supplement with this: Milk thistle has been shown in Italian animal studies to decrease and even reverse damage to the liver caused by medications, alcohol, antibiotics, pollution and heavy metals.

Try this yoga movement: With

feet shoulder-width apart, make circles with the hips, pushing the torso farther and farther outward with each circle. Reverse direction. Ronica A. O’Hara is a Denver-based freelance health writer. Connect at

Full-Body Boosters


few daily to-dos that benefit the whole body:

Walking. A mere 20

minutes a day extends sleep up to an hour and lowers early mortality risk by 20 percent.

Adaptogens. Tak-

ing super-herbs such as astralagus, ashwagandha and rhodiola in tinctures, capsules or tea helps us adapt to stress.


Supplement with this: Dandelion tea

Assess it: Itchy skin, easy bruising, musky-smelling breath, itchy red palms and mental sluggishness are early problem signs. Advanced symptoms that require medical care are yellowish skin, abdominal pain, swollen legs and ankles, ongoing fatigue, dark urine and pale stool.

Turmeric. An antioxidant and antiinflammatory powerhouse proven to ward off cancer, heart disease and dementia.

Nature. A dose of greenery a day keeps

the blues away—and also guards against heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and early mortality from all causes, a review of 140 studies shows. Sources: Harvard University School of Medicine, Dr. Andrew Weil (DrWeil. com), American Journal of Preventive Medicine,

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Drink this: Water with squirts of lemon or lime. “The citrate makes water, as metabolized, more alkaline, which helps to remove acid from the blood, bring pH into balance and prevents bone, heart and further kidney damage,” says Phoenix nephrologist Mandip S. Kang, M.D., author of The Doctor’s Kidney Diet: A Nutritional Guide to Managing and Slowing the Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease.

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Crystals and Candles for Manifesting


candle flame brings light to any situation and crystals are like jet fuel once you align them with your intentions. Cleanse the candles and crystals before setting intentions by smudging with sage to clear the items and then with palo santo or sweetgrass to fill the void with sacred purifying energy. Then, set your intention, light the candle and meditate with the crystal. Some candle colors and crystals correspond with specific intentions – here are some examples:


Peace, truth, purity, new beginnings, spirituality and repels negative energy. BLACK: Eliminates negative energy, helps break habits, ends a phase in your life, and helps in transitions. RED: Passion, love, fire, vitality, courage, health. GREEN: Symbolizes abundance, careers, good luck, nature and represents growth and healing in all areas of your life.


CLEAR QUARTZ: The “Master Healer” can be programmed to any situation – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. It is associated with the higher chakras and brings Divine light into situations. AMETHYST: This “all purpose” stone imparts wisdom, knowledge and complete metamorphosis when you need change in your life. It is used for meditation, bringing calm and peace while clearing unproductive actions. Helps with addictions and insomnia. CITRINE: The “Merchant’s Stone” helps manifest money, wealth, abundance and new opportunities. This is a powerful manifestation crystal, so keep it handy in all your intentions with new beginnings. It also helps with weight loss, by placing the stone on the solar plexus and meditating.

YELLOW: Lightens dark moods, eliminates obstacles and brings clarity to a situation. Helps with focus, concentration, willpower.

ROSE QUARTZ: Love and all matters of the heart, including harmony and peace. It opens you to love, forgiveness and healing from emotional traumas.

ORANGE: Joy, energy, ambition, vitality and fun. It is also used for creativity, plenty, good health, weight loss, and good careers.

BLUE APATITE: Yes, as the name implies this crystal helps with weight gain

BLUE: Calm, happy, forgiveness, emotional healing, peace and patience. Helps with addictions and clearing the aura of trauma. PURPLE OR LAVENDER: Spiritual awareness, wisdom, intuition, healing and peace. The color of royalty also represents wealth, riches and expansiveness. PINK OR ROSE: Love, yes, love including self-love and all matters of the heart. Friendship, harmony, joy, compassion and forgiveness are also present in pink.

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WORKOUTS Best Exercises from Yoga to Cardio by Marlaina Donato

Exercise daily. Whether it’s a light, moderate or heavy workout is not as important. Consistency is the key.


here’s no one-size-fits-all approach to weight loss, but most trainers agree that consistent exercise is vital. According to studies by the National Weight Control Registry, 90 percent of individuals that are successful at shedding the pounds and keeping them off are active for at least an hour each day.

Consider the Cortisol Factor

A study at the University of California, San Francisco, revealed that individuals with high cortisol levels also have a higher body mass index (BMI) and more belly fat than people with lower levels of this stress hormone. Cortisol significantly affects the body’s metabolism, and its release depends upon receptors in adipose tissue, especially 20

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around abdominal organs. Aerobic exercise like running, walking or cycling helps to decrease excessive cortisol, which can promote weight loss. “Strength training and aerobic intervals are the best exercises to not only initiate, but maintain weight loss,” says Sue Markovitch, fitness trainer and owner of Clear Rock Fitness, in Westerville, Ohio. “This combination kicks the metabolism switch on, increasing the number of energy-producing mitochondria in our cells, and improves our ability to burn fuel. Intervals—where you push the energy expenditure high, recover and then repeat—catalyze the best results.” A recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition concluded that three hours

of moderate walking per week catalyzed significant weight loss compared to those that didn’t include walking in their exercise routines. Sessions on the yoga mat can also be a great cortisol-reducer through lowering stress levels and promoting equilibrium.

Hit Optimal Results

Working out in the gym for two hours a day isn’t feasible for most people, but all-or-nothing workouts are not required to see results. Most trainers agree that high-density nutrition lays the groundwork. “Exercise works when your diet is on point,” says Cregory Boatwright, owner and trainer at Level Up Personal Training, in Washington, D.C. “Combined with good diet, I find jumping exercises, high-intensity interval training [HIIT] and cardio best for weight loss.” Stephany Acosta, founder and trainer of Elevate Fitness, in Dallas, concurs. “Eating well accounts for 70 percent of weight-loss results. In addition to a good diet, I recommend a combination of weight training and cardio in the form of circuit training or HIIT training, because both maximize your time by working out all your body parts simultaneously while keeping your heart rate going with a little rest time in-between. This approach guarantees to help build muscle and burn fat at the same time.”

Embed Self-Care

A challenging workout is best, but excessive exercise can easily backfire and kick off a stress response in the body, which means higher cortisol levels and increased risk of packing on the pounds. A gentler approach is also safer, especially for beginners. “Step in gradually. You want the program to be challenging, but doable,” counsels Markovitch. “If you work with a trainer, tell them if something hurts or feels too challenging. If they don’t listen, you need to find another trainer.” Employ common sense with any kind of workout. “Going from no to much activity can be a complete shock to the body. You will see more success in creating realistic goals and working your way up to liking the


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Creating Your Ideal Weight

Expert Advice on Weight Loss

W benefits that come from exercise if you start out small,” says Acosta. “Consistency is key. Even if you don’t have 30 minutes to go to the gym, work out for 20 minutes—or even 10.”

Elements of Success

Boatwright underscores the importance of setting short-term goals and having patience. “Gaining weight doesn’t happen in one day, so don’t expect it to come off in one day. It’s a journey, a lifestyle, and not an overnight fix.” While losing weight can be challenging, especially those last 10 stubborn pounds, Markovitch drives home a valuable reminder; “Sometimes we need to change something about our lifestyle, not just add an exercise. First, we need to love ourselves where we are.” Marlaina Donato is the author of several books on spirituality and alternative health. She is also an artist and composer. Connect at

hen we meet someone in the grocery store or yoga class, appearance is the first thing we notice. Are they heavy or light? Lovely or handsome? Does she take care of herself? How does he dress? In an attempt to create an ideal body image, we read every magazine promising 30-pound-loss in 30 days, trying every new diet that comes along. We eat less, work out more and still are not happy with our weight. Your outer appearance reflects your inner energy dynamic. Of course, we need to eat healthfully and move our bodies. However, when these basic things become a struggle, there are deeper dynamics driving unconscious and unhealthful habits. Here are some of the keys that will open the doors to selfawareness and self-healing: Find Your Own Places of Unworthiness - Be willing to touch those places that hold pain from childhood. Bring that pain up to your heart center and fill that emptiness with love. Love heals. Try the mantra, “Only love, only love.” Journal for Positive Self-Image - Sit down in a quiet place and write down five times in your life when you felt confident, fully alive, and lacking nothing. Read this list every day. Fill yourself with the feeling of accomplishments you felt at that moment. At your core, you ARE complete love, complete creativity, amazing beauty and power! Be Kind to Yourself - You will get to where you want to be. As you take these powerful steps in “becoming,” practice self-care by enjoying your favorite things take a bubble bath, dance in your living room, buy yourself that book you’ve been contemplating. Give to others - When you give of your unique gifts, you are living from that core of Who You Really Are. When you express your inner power, you become the person you always dreamed you could be; Your energy level increases; You delight in healthful foods; People comment on the changes they see in you. Your entire life shines! You can start right now. Take baby steps. It feels good to take care of yourself and to move with purpose toward these body-goals. You can love yourself thin! Begin today. Elisha Gabriell, the Laughing Goddess, teaches “Loving Yourself Thin” and other classes. See ad page 19.


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With electromagnetic radiation blanketing the atmosphere from coast to coast, our homes may offer the only sanctuary from this particular form of pollution—providing we take some low-tech, commonsense steps to minimize household exposure to the health risk.

Find Some Distance

Seeking Sanctuary How to Reduce Electromagnetic Radiation at Home


by Emily Courtney

mericans are atYour Alarm Clock and 1,268 There are lots tached to their gadWays to Outsmart the Hazof solutions for gets, and the tech ards of Electronic Pollution. reducing your industry is all too happy to EMFs have cumulative exposure without and sometimes imperceptideliver the latest innovations to consumers that clamor for ble biological effects, Gittleditching every convenience, connection and electronic [device] man notes—especially on unlimited mobility. Meanthe brain, heart, skin, lungs in your house. while, telecom companies and central nervous system. are busy installing fifth-genThe World Health ~Risa Suzuki, eration (5G) infrastructure Organization has classified EMF expert designed to take the nation’s radiofrequency radiation communications revolution to a new level. (RF), a high-frequency EMF associated We love our smartphones and smart with many types of wireless technologies, homes, and especially the relatively newas a Group 2B carcinogen. Radio, televifound freedom from wires and plugs that sion, GPS and cell towers all emit RF, once tethered us to our electronics. But which has become the eye of a gathering concerns about the price to be paid in instorm regarding 5G as companies precreased health risks from electromagnetic pare to install millions of transmitters on fields (EMFs) generated by those devices lampposts and utility poles, along with has surged with the proliferation of silent, standalone antennas nationwide, sending invisible waves of radiation that permeate unprecedented levels of EMF into commuevery facet of modern life. nities and neighborhoods. “The main health concerns include the “5G is especially hazardous, since the breaking of DNA [bonds], leaks in the transmitters are placed closer to the populablood-brain barrier and loss of calcium tions served,” says Samuel Milham, M.D., from cellular membranes,” says Ann Louise MPH, an Olympia, Washington, epidemiGittleman, of Post Falls, Idaho, author of ologist and author of Dirty Electricity: ElecZapped: Why Your Cell Phone Shouldn’t Be trification and the Diseases of Civilization. 22

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EMFs decrease with distance, so the farther away, the better. Switch to a battery-operated alarm clock, ditch the electric blanket, move the bed away from power outlets and keep wireless baby monitors six feet from beds.

Unplug Each Night

Disable Wi-Fi routers and remove all digital appliances and gadgets to make the bedroom a healing haven, says Gittleman.

Identify Overlooked Sources

“Almost all the homes I walk into have printers with wireless turned on, transmitting frequencies in the thousands of microwatts per square meter,” says EMF expert Risa Suzuki, a certified building biology environmental consultant in Seattle. “Wireless boosters also constantly transmit radio frequency.” Other overlooked household EMF sources include smart meters and household appliances both large and small, including hair dryers, electric shavers and cordless phones.

Change Wireless Habits

Cell phones are prolific EMF producers, so if disconnecting isn’t an option, use a speakerphone or an air tube headset, similar to a doctor’s stethoscope, whenever possible, Gittleman advises in Zapped. Never carry the phone against the body when it’s turned on. For computers and tablets, switch to wired internet and turn on Wi-Fi only when necessary. Opt for a wired mouse, keyboard and other plugged-in accessories.

Shield With Caution

Although there are a variety of EMFshielding products, experts warn against relying solely on them. “EMFs can bounce and deflect off surfaces, and materials


Create a Safer Haven

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have a certain threshold of what they can shield against,” says Suzuki. Do some research, ask questions and consult with an expert before making a purchase. “It’s easy to get overwhelmed when learning about EMFs, and many people feel totally helpless,” says Suzuki. “But there are lots of solutions for reducing your exposure without ditching every electronic [device] in your house. If you’re willing to take action, then you can absolutely make a positive impact on your health.” Emily Courtney is a freelance health and wellness writer and editor living in northern Colorado. Connect at

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Healthy Home, Healthy Body Combat EMFs


odifying the use of electronics is just one piece of the puzzle in reducing the health impact of EMFs. Other healthy habits include:

Going green. Certain plants that absorb radiation and

other indoor air pollution can be great additions to a healthy home environment. The betel leaf plant, stone lotus flower, spider plant, snake plant and cactus are all good options for helping to clean the air.

Fortifying health. A strong, nourished body provides

greater protection from many health challenges, including EMF exposure. Ann Louise Gittleman suggests consuming superfoods, minerals and supplements that bolster health, such as artichokes, blueberries, rosemary, turmeric, melatonin, whey protein powder and milk thistle.

Earthing. Physically connecting with the earth enables a transfer of electrons into the body, which helps to neutralize the free radicals that build up from EMF exposure. “Go out in nature as much as possible to discharge energies,” says Gittleman. The easiest way to practice earthing is walking barefoot outside.

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JAN 5 SATURDAY One Heart Song Global Meditation–7-8:30pm. Join with millions of other One Heart Song groups around the Earth to create peace, share love and raise consciousness for all. Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695. Your Precious Life DREAM DAY–9:30am-3pm. Visioning meets energy work in this transformational day to create a big vision for your life in 2019. Get clear on what you want and why and use a powerful release process to let go of the limiting beliefs, fears or self-esteem issues holding you back from achieving your financial goals and dream life. $97. Nik-Nac-Nook Bookstore, Lakewood. Info Kathy 720-217-5692, or sign up at

JAN 7 MONDAY Self-Healing 101–Learn how to meditate and heal yourself with easy to use visualization techniques. Check out the first class for FREE on January 7th. Offered in-person & over-thephone!

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Grief Recovery 7-Wk Classes–Work with a trained Specialist to guide you through the process of taking specific actions to complete unresolved emotions that are causing you pain. $350. Healing Heart Center of Littleton, 5808 S Rapp St, #155. Contact Laurie or


Suicide Sucks–What Now?–6-8pm. Join us for a Free workshop on coping with the aftermath of a suicide loss. How do we as survivors deal with the why, the silent grief, the “new” normal? Love Offering. Healing Heart Center of Littleton, 5808 S Rapp St, #155. RSVP to $15 Trance Medium Healings–Receive a channeled healing from our post graduate students. Come with a healing intention and release pain, mental blocks, and spiritual imbalances. Offered in-person & over-thephone. Schedule online.


$25 Pet Readings–Improve your relationship with your companion animal! Clarify relational dynamics and negotiate issues. All species welcome. Offered overthe-phone on 2nd Saturday of every month at 11am. Schedule online.

JAN 15 TUESDAY Grief Recovery 7-Wk Classes–Work with a trained Specialist to guide you through the process of taking specific actions to complete unresolved emotions that are causing you pain. $350. Healing Heart Center of Littleton, 5808 S Rapp St, #155. Contact Laurie or




Ditch the Diet: Emotional Release to Regain the Body {and Life} You Love–7-8:15pm. 95% of diets fail, with people gaining their weight back and more. Address the REAL cause of our discontent, do live emotional release work and give you practical tools to release stress in body and mind so you can lose the weight for good. Free. Englewood Public Library. Kathy 720-2175692, or

JAN 8 TUESDAY The Women’s Way to Health, Wealth, and Happiness Online Meetup–5:30-7pm. Zoom Live Stream. Tonight’s presentation is “Create Your Future Now” presented by Tryna Cooper (303-550-4223) and Kathy Mason (720938-2536). Donations gratefully accepted. RSVP required for live stream information. Grief Recovery 7-Wk Classes–Work with a trained Specialist to guide you through the process of taking specific actions to complete unresolved emotions that are causing you pain. $350. Healing Heart Center of Littleton, 5808 S Rapp St, #155. Contact Laurie or Shmaya Gathering w/JoAnne Palladino–7-8:30pm. Experience Shmaya, an illumined, channeled presence that attunes you to the love and light within. $20. First Spiritual Science Church of Denver, 3375 S. Dahlia, Denver. RSVP 303-263-0679 or

JAN 10 THURSDAY Learn to Heal with Angels; 5 Wks–Meet your Guardian/ Healing Angels. Guided meditations help you heal, release grief, guilt, addictions and habits to create the life you desire. Early Bird $235, Regular $250 Journey Within; 777 S Wadsworth Blvd Bldg 2 #108, Lakewood. Anita Destino 720-413-7303, or

Begin Your Qigong Lifestyle–6-8 pm, starting January 15. 9 weekly classes on Tuesdays. Build a heart-centered, intentional practice in the wholeness of proper qigong self-care, inner alchemy and chi nutrition. Eliminate stress’s harmful impact on health, reverse aging and thrive in vibrant health and joy in daily living! Primarily for self-care, this course is also one of two prerequisites for all who want to start their formal Professional Medical Qigong Practitioner training or continue into other qigong courses here to deepen your chi cultivation for lasting peace and life balance. Tuition, including Learning Materials: $495. Chi Wellness,  The Center of Qigong, Denver. Debra Lin Allen 720.427.0406,,


Yoga for 12 Steps & Recovery–7-8:30pm. Y12SR is a 12-step recovery meeting and yoga practice for those dealing with addictions or the addictive behavior of others. ALL inclusive–meaning all “A’s” are welcome. Donation. Contact Sacred Drumming Circle, Sound Celebration & Meditation–7-9pm. Sound, breath, mindfulness and meditation in the energy of the circle. Bring a snack and your instruments for an evening of vibrational expansion. Suggested $10 donation. Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695 or


Empty Arms-Broken Hearts Workshop on Pregnancy and Loss–Experiential workshop designed for women healing from pregnancy and infant loss. Sacred time to share your story, open to healing, learn the power of reframing our stories and the gift of journaling, laughing, eating, and moving together. $250. Healing Heart Center of Littleton, Ste 155, 5808 S Rapp Street. RSVP Lorane Wilson 970-903-5889 or

Loving Yourself Thin- Rocking Your Skinny Self with Body, Mind & Spirit–10am 4pm. Heal those deeper wounds that drive unconscious eating. Learn why you many do doing all of the right things, but not losing any weight... and why loving yourself is the key to rocking your best body ever! $147 Hilton Hotel 7390 W. Hampden Ave. Littleton. Elisha Gabriell, 719-244-3516 www.LaughingGoddess.International

JAN 22 TUESDAY Manifesting with Biofeedback Group Series–7-9pm. 3 sessions. Start the New Year with the empowerment to achieve your goals with the SCIO Quantum Biofeedback Device. Are you ready for change? $60 by credit card; $55 with cash or check.  309 Ford St, Golden. Contact Bj Hambleton M.S. C.B.S at 303-378-6630,

Peruvian Shamanic Journey Circle–6:30-8:30pm. Indigenous cultures have journeyed for millenia to connect with spirit, gain insight, find healing, and answer important questions. Join us. No experience needed. Free. Goddess Isis Books and Gifts, 2775 S Broadway, Englewood. or 

JAN 25 FRIDAY $15 Trance Medium Healings–Receive a channeled healing from our post graduate students. Come with a healing intention and release pain, mental blocks, and spiritual imbalances. Offered in-person & over-thephone. Schedule online.

JAN 26 SATURDAY Concert For Cash #11–6-10pm. Concert For Cash is an annual gathering to raise funds and awareness for CureSMA. Auctions, dinner, dancing all for a great

2019 Chinese New Year of The Pig Lucky Pot– 6-7:30pm. Bring family and friends to usher in the Chinese New Year and learn what Chinese Astrology forecasts for us in the Metal Year of the Pig! PGood chi, food and friendship. Bring dish (gluten/dairyfree) to share. Chi Wellness, Denver. Debra Lin Allen 720-427-0406,

FEBRUARY 4-7 Selah® Tantric Healing Arts Certification Training–Authentic Tantra Training, marketing services & clients to energetic individuals interested in becoming a contracted full or part-time practitioner. Non–sexual holistic immersions designed to deepen internal/ external awareness & connection through the use of body, breath & energy work. This hands-on training covers Tantric Philosophy & Chakra Education, Tantric Techniques, Energetic Boundaries & our Trademarked 6-Session Framework for Individuals & Couples. $1400 w/exceptions. Call 720-739-0422 or

FEBRUARY 10 & 17 Soul Connections Essentials–9am-4pm. Soul Connections Module I This experiential class supports your personal soul development as we work with guides angels and intuition. Allow yourself a deeper journey as you connect with loved ones. $249 before Dec 31; $299 after. Soul Studio  2103 S Wadsworth, G4 Lakewood. Contact Brendan 303525-2007  

MONDAY FEB 18 Whole Plant Cooking for Best Health–6-8 pm, starting February 11. 10 monthly workshops on Mondays. The ultimate in delicious Clean Eating! Learn how easy and fun it is to prepare meals with the healing properties of chi using Whole Plant Food. Also free of gluten, dairy and refined sugar. Astounding health and weight management benefits happen promptly and eating this way is affordable and easily sustainable. Tuition, including Food Sampling and Learning Materials: $600. Chi Wellness, The Center of Qigong, Denver. Debra Lin Allen 720.427.0406,,

Grief Recovery 7-Wk Classes–Work with a trained Specialist to guide you through the process of taking specific actions to complete unresolved emotions that are causing you pain. $350. Healing Heart Center of Littleton, 5808 S Rapp St, #155. Contact Laurie or


Shmaya Gathering w/JoAnne Palladino–7-8:30pm. Experience Shmaya, an illumined, channeled presence that attunes you to the love and light within. $20. 2055 South Oneida St., Suite 330, Denver. RSVP 303-263-0679 or

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FEBRUARY 21 - 24 Awakening the Illuminated Heart Workshop; A Drunvalo Melchizedek Workshop–9am-6pm. Activate your living organic MerKaBa field; live from the Sacred Space of your Heart; $400 early reg by 2/1. $444 after. 309 Ford St, Golden. Bj Hambleton M.S. C.B.S. 303-378-6630

FEBRUARY 23 Journey’s Quarterly Holistic Healing and Psychic/Intuitive Fair–11am-5pm. Massage, foot baths, reiki, sound healing, healing touch, oils. Palmistry, tarot, intuitive, astrological and crystals, jewelry, oils, arts. Practitioners and vendors vary per fair so call for specifics. $20, 20 mins. Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-7316695.

MARCH 19 5-Week Class on Chakras and Auras–6:30-8:30pm. Learn about your Chakras and how they coincide with our Aura; clean and align your Chakras; easy technique to set energetic boundaries. Early/$235 Reg/$250 Journey Within, 777 S Wadsworth Blvd Bldg 2 #108, Lakewood. Anita Destino, 720-413-7303, or

MAY 2-4 The Demonstrating Medium with Tony Stockwell & Cynthia Rose McCaw–9am-5pm. Explore demonstrating your mediumship from the platform. If you feel called to demonstrate, this course will support your mediumship development. $485. Hyatt House, 7310 W Alaska Dr, Lakewood. Brendan 303-525-2007 

MAY 5-7 Psychic Detection with Tony Stockwell & Cynthia Rose McCaw–9am-5pm. Work with both psychic and mediumship to gather information to solve crimes or finding lost items. Having previous awareness in mediumship or psychic ability is valuable. $485. Hyatt House, 7310 W Alaska Dr, Lakewood. Brendan 303-525-2007

EMPTY ARMS - BROKEN HEARTS WORKSHOP ON PREGNANCY AND LOSS Saturday & Sunday, January 19-20, 9am – 5pm both days Join us for an experiential workshop designed for women healing from pregnancy and infant loss. Unlock the secrets; Explore the pain of loss; Learn tools for recovery; and start putting your life back together. There will be sacred time to share your story, open to healing, learn the power of re-framing our stories and the gift of journaling, laughing, eating, and moving together. $250 Pre-registration is required. Seating limited to 12 attendees. Healing Heart Center of Littleton, Ste 155, 5808 S Rapp Street. RSVP Lorane Wilson 970-903-5889 or

A JOURNEY TO TANTRIC BLISS: 10 DAYS IN INDIA February 13-22 Connect. Experience. Transform. Join Judith Anne Condon and renowned guide Swami Ganga in Khajuraho, one of the birthplaces of Tantra. Immerse your body, heart, mind and spirit in the ancient Tantric energies of its Temples: visit forests and waterfalls; one of India’s last remaining tiger preserves; Khajuraho’s marketplace and Ayurvedic Spas; share in Tantric Ritual morning and evening with your fellow journeyers. $500 Deposit. Payment plan available.  Questions 303-630-9479 or RSVP/Details:

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daily Free Healing Therapy for Individuals with Cancer–Reiki and Healing Touch support relaxation and balance on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. Sign up for free sessions at one of our partner locations, or in-home for those too sick to travel, at Longmont Spiritual Transformation with Transmission Meditation–7pm. Join us for a group meditation that is a stimulus to our individual development and also a potent form of world service. Free. Connie 303-834-0526

tuesdays Wheatridge Spiritual Transformation with Transmission Meditation–7pm. Join us for a group meditation that is a stimulus to our individual development and also a potent form of world service. Free. Tim 303-239-8101 $30 Psychic Readings–Performed by our graduate students. Enjoy an advanced skill set and ask questions about relationships, career, health, and more! Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7-8:30pm. Schedule online.

wednesdays Standing in the Sunlight with Cynthia Rose Medium on OM Times Radio–2-3pm. A down-to-earth and uplifting sharing of what it means to be spiritual, creative and living life to the fullest. Soul Studio, 2103 S Wadsworth G5, Lakewood. shows/standing-in-the-sunlight/ Energy Healings/Aura Clearing/Chakra Balancing–6-7pm. A healing is an energy clearing, release negative energy blocking growth and create the life you desire. $5/healing. Free for first timers. Journey Within; 777 S Wadsworth Blvd Bldg 2 #108, Lakewood. Anita Destino 720-413-7303 or North Boulder Spiritual Transformation with Transmission Meditation–7pm. Join us for a group meditation that is a stimulus to our individual development and also a potent form of world service. Free. Lon 303-746-7118

thursdays $60 Home & Business Healings–Got ghosts? Sleepless nights? Consistent household/business conflict? These are great in times of transition. Offered every Thursday from 7-8:30pm in Boulder or over-thephone. Schedule online.

classifieds $30 Psychic Readings–Performed by our graduate students. Enjoy an advanced skill set and ask questions about relationships, career, health, and more! Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7-8:30pm. Schedule online. Aura and Chakra Healings–Drop-In between 6-7pm. Receive a 10 minute cleanse and release negative thoughts, emotions, pain and fear. Get replenished with positive energy and feel great. FREE. 1332 Pearl St. Boulder. 303-530-0920. Qigong Movement–6-7:30pm. Fun group experience increases flexibility, strength, endurance, mental focus and calm. Suitable for folks healing & athletes seeking internal fortitude. $20/dropin; $90/6 classes. Chi Wellness, The Center of Qigong, Denver. Debra Lin Allen 720-427-0406,

fridays FREE Healing & Meditative Services–6-7pm. Celebrate being yourself, living life, and cultivating community. Enjoy weekly themes such as Chakra Balancing Singing Bowls, Channeled Angel Healings, Singing & Storytelling, and Meditative & Shamanic Journeys. Yoga class at Indi Yoga Studio–7:15-8:15pm. This energetic class flows and poses according to your breath (and great music!) and is sure to leave you detoxed, relaxed and smiling. Free. 411 Wadsworth Blvd, #116 Lakewood. Rebekah Adams 720-2098797


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ENERGY HEALING AZURE HOLISTIC Linda Anderson 3500 E. 17th Avenue, Ste. 2, Denver 866-255-0580 / Restore and support your body’s own self-healing processes with hands-on energy healing. Sessions consist of gentle yet powerful vital healing energy, with subtle and nurturing effects, yet more powerful than Reiki, as the body’s healing abilities are put in motion and accelerated for more rapid recovery. Linda is also a Yoga and Ayurveda Wellness Consultant and has a bachelor’s degree in Natural Health.

COACHING LOVEWISE COACHING & CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY Erin Celeste 303-915-5274/ Reduce feelings of overwhelm, anxiety and panic; find natural relief for headaches, migraines, TMJ issues or concussions; receive support for autoimmune disorders or chronic fatigue; change the way your state of health is limiting your life potential and personal growth. Supercharge your WHOLE self; body, mind and spirit with a tailored approach to health and healing using coaching and craniosacral therapy.

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yourlocalresources ENERGY HEALING/ MEDITATION JOURNEY WITHIN Anita Destino 777 S Wadsworth Blvd. Bldg 2-108, Lakewood 720-413-7303 / A safe place for people interested in creating change in their lives, Journey Within helps you focus on spiritual growth, developing your intuition and personal development. Give to yourself with Energy Healings, Angel Healings, Guided Meditations, Meditation Classes, Workshops and Intuitive Readings/Healings. Join us for Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing every Wednesday from 6-7 pm, open to everyone. $5 per person. Free to first time visitors. See ad, page 23.


Certified Grief Recovery Specialists Laurie 720-841-4137 or Lorane 970-903-5889 Broken Heart? Time Isn’t Healing? Support Groups Not Helping? It’s time for Recovery. Join us for a 7-week Recovery Method Class or Private Session that Leads You Back to Joy. Depression Happens in Isolation. Recovery Happens in Community. Reserve your space today. The Grief Ladies are Certified Grief Recovery Specialists in the Grief Recovery Method. Contact Laurie, ljfreemanllc@gmail. com or Lorane,


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Intuitive – Channel – Reiki Master-Teacher 2055 S. Oneida St., Suite 330, Denver 303-263-0679 / NEW CLIENT Specials; FREE Activations to Awaken.Your session will touch all aspects of your being. 1. A meaningful intuitive reading helps expand perspectives; 2. Shmaya, a channeled vibrational light language, attunes you to a love frequency; 3. Reiki healing to dissolve energetic blockages; 4. Life changing guidance that will shift ‘old patterns’ that no longer serve you. In-person or by phone.

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MESSAGES FROM SPIRIT ELISA MALANGONE 720-372-3927 / Searching for passion and insight to your life purpose? Connect to your unique insight and higher soul perspective for guidance concerning healing from grief and loss, health, career, relationships, finances, and other matters of the heart. Elisa combines authentic mediumship abilities and intuitive coaching by connecting to spiritual guidance to assist you in tapping into your higher wisdom and best self. Live, phone or virtual readings & events. Call or see website for more details. See ad, page 12.

NO-PAIN OPTIMAL ALIGNMENT NEUROENERGETIC RELEASE™ (NER) Donald W. Kipp, Founder 303-697-4923 NER helps people be Healthier, Decrease Pain, and Increase Peak-Performance ...In Seconds! Control systems, not force are used to painlessly and quickly realign and rebalance the entire body. This releases whole-being patterns causing seemingly unrelated symptoms (such as back pain, headaches, indigestion, brain-fog and asthma). NER predicts and prevents injuries, degenerative changes, and dis-ease. Call now for optimal health and performance.

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


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January 2019 Mile High Natural Awakenings  

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

January 2019 Mile High Natural Awakenings  

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