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ecently, Terry had an “amazing” experience with Shamanic Practitioner BJ Brown, see listing page 28. It was a unique, positive, warm and loving experience that she would willingly repeat and recommend to others. Over the course of our 40+ years, we have both tried an amazing array of practices, workshops, retreats and teachers, dipped our toes in many philosophies, religions, businesses and roles and have learned that there’s a shoe for every foot, so to speak. It is our mission at Natural Awakenings to educate and challenge our readers to think outside the box regarding our collective well-being. It is the loving heart that is not threatened by something new that it doesn’t understand. Neale Donald Walsch, in “Conversations with God ” said, “Love is the energy which expands, opens up, sends out, stays, reveals, shares, heals…Fear holds close, contracts…” We recently accepted an ad for the Church of Scientology in Denver. They were more tentative than us, knowing that the Church is controversial. What I really like is that they are promoting the opening of their public information center. Many people have an opinion about the church based on what they’ve seen in the media. But what do they really know about it? We urge you to explore for yourself, examine the pros and cons, and make your own informed decision. “There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all argument, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance. This principle is, contempt prior to examination.” Ever heard the story about the woman at the family gathering who asked her mom, ‘Why did you teach me to cut the roast in half prior to putting it in the oven?” She replied, “Because my mother taught me that way.” When they asked the grandmother, she replied, “Oh sweetie, when I was a young bride, our oven was so small I had no choice!” So much for ‘conventional wisdom.’ Natural Awakenings is first and foremost a health-living magazine, and healthy-living means that there’s a whole spectrum of products and services that make a life whole and complete. From relationships with others and a Higher Power, to finances, entertainment, food, exercise, environment, family…well, there’s really no end to the list. It would be remiss of us to limit any information that could play a part in making your life bigger and better.

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contents 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.


Jack Canfield Shares Insights on Creating Success by Linda Sechrist




Realize Your Purpose and Feed Your Soul by Lisa Marshall

16 STAYING HEALTHY NATURALLY Top Cold and Flu Fighters for Children by Dr. Lauri Grossman

HOLIDAY CHEER Special Drinks Help Make a Party Memorable by Judith Fertig

POWERFUL ENERGY BOOSTERS Daily Tips with Staying Power by Kathleen Barnes

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newsbriefs Learn about the Church of Scientology in Denver


he Church of Scientology public information center is open in Denver. They are offering free daily tours which include interactive multimedia displays; films that explain the basic principles of Dianetics, Scientology and the life of founder L. Ron Hubbard; and the church’s community outreach and social betterment programs. The Church of Scientology is open to all and their public information center shares who they are, what they believe and what they do. The Church of Scientology, 2340 Blake Street, Denver. See ad page 17.

“Heroine’s Journey” in Costa Rica


ictoria FittsMilgrim of True Life Coaching and Retreats joins with Women’s Empowerment Workshop Founder Susie Kincade to offer The Heroine’s Journey in Costa Rica, March 22-29, 2013. The retreat in the heart of nature includes group facilitation, one-on-one coaching, healthy meals, yoga/meditation, spa treatments, hiking to magnificent rainforest waterfalls and exploring the Corcovado National Forest. “We’re all being called to navigate change from a feminine perspective. The Heroine’s Journey model teaches women to seek their most authentic life, overcome obstacles and discover the treasure they possess,” said FittsMilgrim. FittsMilgrim and Kincade offer a free informational conference call on Thursday, November 8 at 6 p.m. MDT to discuss details about the retreat. 877-595-8622 or

Peak Integrative Health in Boulder adds Thai Massage


ob Barber, owner of Peak Integrative Health in Boulder, announces the addition of Thai Massage and certified Thai yoga bodywork with the addition of therapist and yoga instructor, Jenn Posterick. Thai yoga bodywork (also called Thai massage, Thai bodywork or Thai yoga) is an ancient healing modality that combines gentle stretching and the use of passive yoga poses, as well as acupressure along energy lines of the body. Peak Integrative Health also provides therapeutic and clinical massage, private yoga instruction, kinesio taping and holistic heath coaching. “Peak performance is what we want our clients to achieve and accomplish in their lives. It can come from the bodywork they receive or working to improve their health through nutritional coaching. We all strive to be at our peak, so why not allow someone to help you that is motivated to see you succeed?” says Barber. Peak Integrative Health, 3000 Pearl St #207, Boulder. 720-428-8563 or See ad page 5.

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atural Awakenings Publishing Corp. (NAPC) recently welcomed a group of new publishers that completed an October training program at corporate headquarters in Naples, Florida. New markets include Syracuse, New York; Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio; Baltimore, Maryland; and Hudson County, New Jersey. Existing franchises with new publishers at the helm include San Antonio, Texas; Bergen County and Somerset, New Jersey; Roanoke, Virginia; Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Long Island, New York. Company CEO Sharon Bruckman launched Natural Awakenings in 1994 and the company currently publishes more than 80 Natural Awakenings magazines throughout the United States and in Puerto Rico, with 1.5 million monthly print copies and a collective readership exceeding 3 million. For a list of where Natural Awakenings is publishing or to learn more about franchising opportunities, visit or call 239-530-1377.

MOTHER CLARE WATTS PRESENTS “THE NOBLE EIGHTFOLD PATH OF BUDDHISM” at the Denver Center of Light Nov 1-3. She is a renowned mystic; ordained priest; Master Teacher of Christian mysticism; and co-director of the Centers of Light in 11 cities across the United States.

REIKI AND HEALING TOUCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at LifeSpark, a Colorado non-profit that works with cancer patients. The next Providers Seminar is November 9-11 in Littleton. LifeSpark matches Reiki and Healing Touch volunteers with individuals with cancer for weekly sessions in Boulder, Denver, Lakewood and Englewood. Sandy Priester, 303-425-5670 or

MEET AUTHOR CATHERINE ATHANS PhD November 4th from 2-5pm at Journeys for Conscious Living in Arvada. Athans is the author of Make Your Dreams Come True Now and Just Imagine, two books that “help people come back to the self and set themselves free,” says Athans. Athans is a metaphysics teacher, life coach and speaker who has presented at the Global Peace Initiative of Women in Geneve, Switzerland and is a recipient of the President’s Special Humanitarian Service Award. LivingWater Building, 7401 W 59th Ave., Arvada. 303-731-6695 or

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healthbriefs Apprenticeships to find Passion and Purpose By Heather Lenox


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pprenticeship, the original career pathway, is taking on renewed prominence as today’s alternative practitioners are noticing increased demand and acceptance for their healing work. The Mayo Clinic’s Complimentary and Integrative Medicine program strives to “address growing patient interest in wellness-promoting treatments that are not typically part of conventional medical care.” Programs exist in Front Range communities at Kaiser Permanente, Swedish Medical Center and the University of Colorado Hospital. Even modalities like energy work are mainstreamed in the form of Healing Touch, which is accepted by nursing accreditation agencies as ongoing research looks to document their impact on pain relief, recovery, and blood vitality. When seeking an apprenticeship, consider your own healing journey. What kind of healing works for you – mental, physical, spiritual or energetic? The healing that reaches you is what you will be able to learn with ease. Sample related treatments until you find a practitioner whose work is effective. Be their client long enough to establish trust and then ask if they have trainings, classes or can mentor you individually. You may have something to offer in return. Are you skilled at research, administrative, technical or creative support? Your current profession may be a fair exchange. Effective apprenticeships include the same core components as accredited training programs. You’ll need beginning through advanced levels of instruction in your chosen modality and should be taught ethics and best practices at each stage. Your mentor must address scope of practice – when should you refer to different practitioners? Discuss marketing, development, rate scales, taxes, licensure, certification and complete a supervised practicum before charging a fee for service. With these elements you can be confident your apprenticeship provided a solid foundation for a new healing career. Heather Lenox is the owner of SoulBody Integration in Denver. See ad page 4.

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ccording to Webster’s dictionary, a ‘calling’ is “a strong inner impulse toward a particular course of action especially when accompanied by conviction of divine influence.” Arising from within, it is personal and unique to each individual. Many people feel an urge to express their sense of a life purpose through their work, what Barbara Marx Hubbard calls “vocational arousal.” Personal work as part of the soul’s higher agenda has become mainstream. Turning one’s vision into tangible action or a career however, may be challenging. Visual thinking tools, like Glowmapping, channel the ideas from the head and heart onto paper. Once the vision takes shape, people feel relief and newfound clarity allows them to see the practical details of their vision. The map serves as a daily visual reminder of one’s calling. Vision mapping taps into the analytical, intuitive, practical and creative intelligence. The ‘visual coach’ is an active listener, thinking partner and illustrator who draws out the story, images, concerns, questions and then the practical action steps onto a large, mural-sized map. This serves to guide the visionee to clear action. After all, the journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. Susanne Hoogwater is a lawyer, artist, reiki master, creative entrepreneur and visual thinking partner. See ad page 5.

Be Your Beauty: Embodying Your True Purpose By Marlene Zaleznick You suppose you are the trouble But you are the cure You suppose that you are the lock on the door But you are the key that opens it It’s too bad that you want to be someone else You don’t see your own face, your own beauty Yet, no face is more beautiful than yours. Rumi “Who are you to be ____________?” However one fills in the blank, the effect is to diminish oneself and negate our natural gifts. This shows up as feeling dull, dissatisfied with life and uninspired at work. Life is lived based on outer conditions and expectations rather than inner callings and the vast field of possibility. It doesn’t have to be this way. We are intended to bring our gifts forward - it is the very thing the world is asking from us. How is this done? First, one recognizes this is a path, not just a destination. When one is future-oriented, one’s goals and dreams remain elusive as the universe translates this as “Oh, she wants that in the future, not now.” Rather, one must fill their energy fields with the qualities they are seeking. Notice what brings joy and a sense of aliveness, whether it seems small or unrelated to a larger life purpose. Where do you feel the sensation of joy in your body? Allow it to radiate and fill your body like rays of the sun. Imagine what it would be like to live, work and love from this experience. Whether you are on path or feel very far from your purpose, try this experiment. These moments of aliveness bring us closer to our purpose. When we let ourselves notice and experience them, we begin to vibrate in the field of joy. Therefore we attract more of it to us. We begin to embody what we want to become. It is not arrogant to let our gifts shine. Our particular brand of brilliance is our highest contribution to the world. Allow it to come through and be your beauty because no face is more beautiful than yours. Marlene Zaleznick is a certified intuitive career coach, body centered therapist and feng shui design therapist. Marlene@ or 720-771-1257.

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o keep the holidays merry, rather than moody, check labels when stocking the pantry and avoid products containing trans fatty acids, which not only contribute to insulin resistance, inflammation and heart disease, but also exacerbate mood swings. After studying nearly 1,000 men and women of all ages and ethnic backgrounds, researchers at the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine found that consumption of dietary trans fatty acids (dTFA) was significantly associated with greater aggression and irritability. The study, led by Associate Professor Dr. Beatrice Golomb, provides the first evidence linking dTFA with adverse behaviors, ranging from impatience to overt aggression. Analysis of participants’ baseline dietary information and behavioral assessments were adjusted for sex, age, education and use of alcohol or tobacco products. The new finding strengthens health experts’ recommendations to avoid eating products like margarines, shortenings and prepared foods that contain trans fats and to steer clear of serving them in schools and other institutions.

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study by investigators at the Washington University School of Medicine, in St. Louis, concludes that antibiotics typically prescribed for sinus infections aren’t any more effective than inactive placebos. “Patients don’t get better faster or have fewer symptoms when they get antibiotics,” says Dr. Jay F. Piccirillo, a professor of otolaryngology and the study’s senior author. He adds, “Our results show that antibiotics aren’t necessary for a basic [acute] sinus infection—most people get better on their own.” The researchers do suggest treating symptoms such as pain, cough and congestion and carefully watching to see if further treatment is necessary.

Fast Food that’s Good Food Mike Roberts, once the president and CEO of McDonald’s, has co-founded Lyfe Kitchen, a restaurant chain that aims to serve healthy food on a fastfood scale. The acronym Lyfe stands for Love Your Food Everyday, and the food is made without butter, cream, white sugar, white flour, high-fructose corn syrup, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), trans fats or additives. He foresees hundreds of the alternative bistros opening across the country, all serving locally sourced, sustainable gourmet meals with the efficiency and economy usually found in a fast-food chain. With free-range chicken; burgers from grass-fed, humanely raised cattle; roasted kabocha squash; beet and rice salad and Napa cabbage salad, costs are expected to be pricey at first, but decrease as more locations are added. Visit


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FREE YOUR PASSION THROUGH FORGIVENESS AND THE LAW OF KARMA A Crucial Step in Achieving Your Life’s Purpose By Mother Clare Watts


n forgiveness there is power. To be free of past hurts and traumas is to allow your passion and purpose to come forth. Forgiveness allows you to accept yourself as an empowered, mature adult in charge of your own life with no fear of future hurt and unburdened with hurts from the past. When you struggles with forgiveness as all do at times, there are steps to follow to truly and thoroughly forgive:


Acknowledge you’ve been hurt and you are holding something against someone. Get more in touch with the feeling. Don’t whitewash it. Explore the feelings, perhaps with a trusted listener or counselor, and spend time exploring and perhaps journaling about it.


Communicate to the person who has hurt you, either face-to-face or in writing, of how much they hurt you, even if it was unintentional. Tell them your purpose is to forgive but let them know how you experienced what happened and how it affected you. Don’t expect an apology, that’s not the point. The point is for you to stand up in empowerment and communicate as an adult.


Move on to forgiveness. You don’t need to hold them to account. The laws of Karma hold and God is in charge of justice. Let go of the hurt. Let the perpetrator face their Karma when the time comes. Don’t gloat, rather offer a prayer for them that they will face their karma with strength.


Forgive them with your whole heart. Say, “I know they didn’t fully understand what they were doing.” When you get that people don’t really understand what they’re doing, you can finally let it go.

You can finally have what’s right for you, which is inner peace. You can start growing in all the areas you couldn’t because you were holding that grudge. You will discover the great blessings of forgiveness. Mother Clare Watts, renowned mystic, ordained priest and co-director of the 11 Centers of Light across the U.S. can be contacted See the video “The Steps of Forgiveness.”Denver. See ad page 4.


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he human body contains four times as much lymphatic fluid than blood. However, it has no pump like the heart to keep it moving. A congested lymphatic system is thick, sticky, stagnant, laden with toxins and unable to circulate and eliminate waste. Lymphocytes, white blood cells that fight infection, are present in the 600-1,000 nodes in the body and crucial to the overall immune system. This system supplies plasma-rich protein to the blood and eliminates waste. (“Dr.Vodder’s Manual Lymphatic Drainage: A Practical Guide” by Hildegard Wittlinger et al). If the lymphatic system is congested, the immune system is compromised. (Life: The Science of Biology, 4th Edition, by Sinauer Associates). A medically-recognized therapy designed to decongest your lymphatic system is called Lymphatic Massage Drainage Therapy and was pioneered by Dr. Emil Vodder in the 1930s for the treatment of chronic sinusitis and other immune disorders. Vodder noticed these patients all had swollen lymph nodes. He developed careful hand movements to aid lymph movement and introduced this technique in 1936. It is now recognized as a primary tool in lymphedema management and certification is available to today’s therapists. Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a type of gentle massage which encourages the natural drainage of the lymph. Electro-Lymphatic Drainage Method is an accelerated method of cleansing and detoxifying the lymphatic system. Since bodily fluids are conductors of electricity, electricity and sound gently break down congested lymph. To keep this system healthy, muscle movement, good nutrition, and plentiful pure water are required, according to ‘Silent Wave’ by Bruno Chickly, MD. Lastly, connect with a certified practitioner who can help you get ‘unstuck.’ Joyce Garcia is the owner of Creative Journey Healings in Boulder. 720.583.4325 (HEAL) or See ad page 20.



yurveda is a 5,000-yr-old healing system preserved in ancient wisdom traditions of India. The Sanskrit combines “ayus” or life, and “veda” or wisdom. Ayurveda offers a proven guide for a life of happiness, vitality, love and purpose. From the Ayurvedic perspective, human beings are viewed as fields of intelligence in dynamic exchange with the energy and information of the environment. Health is a state of vibrant balance in which all the layers of one’s life are integrated. The tools of Ayurveda are used to enhance your physical and emotional wellbeing through your conscious choices, enlivening the nourishing connection between mind, body and spirit. Ayurveda and Yoga are sister sciences. Both are designed to purify the physical, causal and subtle body to aid in obtaining union with Brahama, Spirit, God or Source Energy. The Mahabhutas (5 Great Elements) are the basis of all physical manifestation. These are: Air, Ether (Space), Fire, Water, Earth. These elements are combined to create the three basic Dosha’s (constitutions) used throughout Ayurveda. Vata dosha consists of air & ether, Pitta is predominantly fire, and Kapha is earth and water. Each individual being is born with all Mahabhutas. The amount of each element varies creating a unique

doshic balance for the individual being. The doshic balance at birth is called Prakriti or ‘nature’. The current balance of the dosha’s in an individual is called Vikriti. An Ayurvedic practitioner seeks to restore the original doshic balance in the patient. Ayurveda & Yoga therapy programs are very individual. What is good for one person may aggravate a situation for another. For examples, a kapha-provoked person (too much earth & water) may experience weight gain, low appetite, sluggish metabolism & slowness of bowel movements. Ayurveda recommends eating warm, spicy foods (like pepper, ginger, and cinnamon), eating the biggest meal at noon and invigorating/heating yoga (like backbends, warrior poses and Ashtanga vinyasa-or flow). Strategies used by Ayurveda include diet, lifestyle, herbs, oils, mantra, gems, pancha karma (system of detoxification), rasayana (rejuvenation program), yoga, yogic breathing and meditation. Combining yoga and ayurveda creates a powerful, complete, natural system of healing that can provide relief from complex difficult health issues to more of a preventative system that can aid in slowing of the aging process. Devon Beninga is the owner of Ananda Yoga Therapy in Golden. 303-895-7298 or See ad page 20.

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ack Canfield is best known as co-author of The New York Times number-one bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, which has sold more than 500 million copies in 47 languages. A featured teacher in the films The Secret and Tapping the Source, he also has been interviewed on more than 1,000 radio and TV segments. He currently serves as CEO of The Canfield Training Group and president and founder of the Transformational Leadership Council.

Even with a wealth of webinars, teleclasses, workshops and other tools advising everyone how to live the life of their dreams, why do so many still struggle to feel successful? Just having a map in your hands doesn’t mean that you will get to your destination. Understanding your fears and limiting beliefs does not necessarily give you the ability to overcome them. Humans also have built-in protective mechanisms that often override their efforts to achieve their goals in order to maintain the status quo. While ideas presented in programs and courses to help people achieve success can inspire and motivate positive change, many people get stuck when they have to apply them. In the past, many of the methods used to overcome obstacles to success have been tedious and time consuming, requiring months or years of intense concentration and relentless perseverance.


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Why is it so challenging to make the changes necessary to succeed? The mind is divided into two hemispheres. One is responsible for rational, conscious thought and processes ideas sequentially, using language. The other is emotional, and processes ideas simultaneously, using pictures. The emotional, subconscious mind is far more powerful than the rational, conscious mind. It controls about 95 percent of our thoughts and actions and is motivated by the pull of pleasurable rewards and the push of negative emotions. To understand the challenge of change, think of the emotional mind as an elephant and the rational mind as the rider. As long as the elephant doesn’t have a strong desire to move in a particular direction, the rider can control the elephant. However, if the direction that the elephant wants to go in is different than what the rider has in mind, the chance of forcing the elephant radically diminishes. The reason that so many people fail to achieve success is that the elephantine subconscious is innately averse to the new action that needs to be taken. To make tasks much easier, the elephant must be motivated to move in a certain direction or, at the very least, remain neutral and not resist the rider. By applying some newer, cuttingedge tools that support change, such as tapping points along the body’s energy meridians, the approach used in the

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), it is not only possible to get the elephant to cease resisting, but can also shave time off the journey to personal power and accomplishment. Tapping can transform the beliefs and emotions that cause selfdoubt, self-sabotage, procrastination and other roadblocks. It is being used around the world to help people minimize or eliminate issues as varied as fears, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, food cravings and chronic pain.

What do you consider ultimate success? Many people report that after applying my 64 recommended success principles, they have achieved outstanding results in one area of their life, although they didn’t meet their expectations in another. Ultimate success isn’t about having only financial success, yet poor relationships; it’s about having success in all areas of your life. So, as practitioners like my co-author Pamela Bruner, a business success coach and EFT expert, teach the tapping technique, they verbally introduce a powerful success principle and note the resistance people might encounter when trying to implement that principle. This can be done in person or self-administered, as demonstrated on n the DVD included in our book, Tapping Into Ultimate Success.

How can we support our goals ls s in everyday life? I’ve learned that few people actually study the principles of success as they relate to life. In college or business school, students are taught management skills that apply to business, but not the skill sets or mindsets needed for success in their personal lives. Students in educational institutions of any kind never learn that they control their life. We all need to understand that the books we read, the TV shows we watch and the social environment we choose to immerse ourselves in all either undermine our success or support it.


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jobs that feed their souls more than their bank accounts. Off-the-clock volunteerism is soaring. Due to working and earning less, people are also consuming less, cooking, sewing and gardening more, rediscovering forgotten passions and relationships and finding new ones in the process. “When the economy tanked, it prompted a real moment of spiritual awakening for all of us,” observes Sue Frederick, of Boulder, Colorado, a nationally renowned career counselor who also applies her intuitive skills in helping clients like Readnower find their muse. “We are no longer able to hide out behind jobs and benefits that might not have been a good fit for us to begin with. People are remembering their soul’s mission and waking up to the true work they are intended to do.” At the leading edge of the purposedriven career movement is the millennial generation, now in their 20s through

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hree years ago, Cindy Readnower felt as if work was swallowing her life. As a single mom with two sons to support and two franchise restaurants to run in Sarasota, Florida, she routinely would get up at 4 a.m. and go to bed after midnight. She didn’t see enough of her boys. “I never had a free moment to just shut down and think about what I really wanted,” she recalls. Then the economy collapsed, forcing her to shutter her businesses, file for bankruptcy and consult with a career counselor to plan her next steps. Today, at 57, she’s working as a life coach and business consultant and as she sees it, living the life she is meant to live. “When you hit hard times and say, ‘My worst fears have come true; what am I going to do now?’ It makes you realize you will only find true success when you follow your passion,” she says.


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Readnower represents what some see as the silver lining in these challenging economic times. At a time of high unemployment, when some can’t find a job and others are working grueling hours to compensate for laid-off co-workers, many Americans are stepping off the corporate hamster wheel and sincerely asking themselves: “What is my purpose here, and how can I realize it?”

Purpose Over Profits According to a recent study by the nonprofit, which helps older Americans pursue more meaningful careers, as many as 9 million people ages 44 to 70 have already transitioned into encore careers that combine purpose, passion and a paycheck. Another 31 million would like to. Meanwhile, surveys show that new college grads are increasingly gravitating toward nonprofit and public sector

early 30s. Having come of age amidst the Enron Corporation scandal, 9/11, Iraq and Afghanistan wars and the 2008 economic collapse, they’re graduating from college with a more holistic perspective on what constitutes a good career. “The decade in which we have matured has been turbulent in almost every dimension,” says John Coleman, 31, a recent graduate of Harvard Business School and co-author of Passion and Purpose: Stories from the Best and Brightest Young Business Leaders. “This generation is looking at a world that has so many problems and saying, ‘The old opportunities are not there anymore, so we have to create new ones.’ Many are actively seeking more meaning and purpose at work.” One 2010 survey of 500 MBA students found that when considering a long list of options for what they looked for in a career, they ranked “intellectual challenge” and “opportunity to impact the world” as their first and third priorities, bracketing “compensation” which ranked second.

Attwood has observed Another analysis by The It is not how firsthand how success often New York Times found much you do, follows, because, “When that in 2009, 11 percent choose in favor of the more college graduates but how much you things that have the greatworked for nonprofits est, deepest meaning for than in the previous year. love you put you, the universe supports Accordingly, Coleman’s into the doing, you more than if you are book is packed with encouraging examples, from that matters. just tepid and neutral about something.” a Harvard MBA student ~ Mother Teresa For some, that has and a U.S. Marine that meant working fewer hours co-founded a nonprofit for less pay, in order to aladdressing poverty in low more time for clarifying meditation, Kenya’s largest slum to a biomedical engineering grad that launched a web- family dinners, volunteering at a local shelter, taking a long-yearned-for dance based car-sharing service. class or planning the next career shift. It This altruistic, purpose-driven career has also led to willing trade-offs in buytrack seems a stark departure from ing less and doing more for oneself. that of the baby boomers, collectively According to the 2010 MetLife Study referred to as the “me” generation for of the American Dream, 77 percent of its materialistic ethos. Yet those that Americans now say that achieving their specialize in helping people find more big dream comprises improving the meaningful lives say this group currentquality of their lives by strengthening ly counts among their best and most personal relationships. As for millennifocused customers. als, 39 percent say they already have “We are at a time in the world what they need. Also, those that feel when it is more socially acceptable growing pressure to buy more and betto follow your passions,” says Janet ter material possessions has dropped Attwood, whose Passion Test workfrom 66 percent in 2006 to well below shops—established in 2004—are welcoming more people than ever. “In half today. “Plenty of people have already started my day, my dad was so freaked out down this path. They’re growing vegetaI’d end up homeless that he sent me bles, raising chickens and keeping bees. to business school so I would learn They’re building their own homes, often how to type. Back then, parents never with the help of friends and neighbors,” asked: ‘What turns you on?’” writes Boston University Sociology ProThat’s a shame, remarks Frederick, fessor Juliet Schor, Ph.D. because first hints at our purpose often In her groundbreaking book, Plenibubble up in our youth. “I believe all of tude: The New Economics of True us know at some point what our gift is, Wealth, she argues that contrary to many but we often bury it and say, ‘I have to economists’ assumptions, a shorter work fit in and get a job with benefits and a good paycheck.’” There is an alternative. week and smaller economy is better for society as a whole. More, such a lifestyle, “allows people to build stronger social Work and Consume Less, connections, maintain their physical and Live More mental health and engage in activities Attwood stresses that living in line that are more creative and meaningful.” with one’s passion isn’t just about work, noting, “It’s about your relationships and friends, your spirituality and health, what you consume and where you choose to live…” She asks clients to write down five life-defining passions (see sidebar page 19) and use them as a guidepost. “Whenever you are faced with a choice, a decision or an opportunity, choose in favor of your passion,” she counsels.

Any Example Proves the Rule Ever since childhood days of helping her mother make clothing for the family, Juliette Bastian has had a passion for fashion design. Her love of dancing dates back to watching American Bandstand. But when it came to choosing a career, “There was always this trigger

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This is the true joy of life— being used up for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. ~ George Bernard Shaw that went off in my head that said, ‘You need to make money,’” she explains. By her mid-40s, this San Dimas, California, resident boasted a six-figure salary and a successful, but not terribly fulfilling career doing accounting and strategic business planning. To indulge her creative side, she created colorful spreadsheets, but it wasn’t enough. “At one point, I acknowledged, ‘I am not happy walking into work anymore,’” recalls Bastian, now 52. “I felt like a hamster on a wheel.” Seven years ago, she walked out, and with Attwood’s help, set out to find her true callings. “People always think you have to pick just one, but you have passions that run across every aspect of your life,” she says. “I now realize I am a dancer, fashion designer, family person and spiritual woman.” Bastian begins each week by making a color-coded “strategic plan of action,” making sure to include elements of each of her five passions: financial freedom, exceptional relationships, optimal health, successful business ventures and an alliance with God. That means she’s back in school studying fashion design, and now makes time for dancing, church, family and a part-time career-coaching business. She says that it has been financially rough at times. But the “sacrifices”—like fewer hair appointments, fancy clothes, meals out and expensive holiday gifts for friends—have been well worth it. “I now have the flexibility, freedom and joy of knowing I am living who Juliette truly is,” she says with a smile. “I know I’ll be taken care of as long as I honor what truly matters to me.” Lisa Marshall is a freelance writer near Boulder, CO. Connect at



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Take the Passion Test Make a list of your passions; the 10 or 15 things most critical to your happiness and well-being. Start each entry with, “When my life is ideal, I am … ” (living in a beautiful house in the mountains, working in a job that changes lives, spending plenty of time with my children, etc.) Don’t worry about how you’ll get there. Just write it down. You become whatever you are committed to. “People often write down a passion, but if they can’t immediately see how they can manifest it, they erase it and instead write something down that they can easily put their arms around. In other words, they play it safe,” says Janet Attwood, co-author of The Passion Test: The Effortless Path to Discovering Your Life Purpose. Instead, think big.

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Narrow the list to your top five passions. Write all five passions down on five index cards. Post passions in places you will routinely see them, such as on the bathroom mirror and refrigerator door; display them prominently on your computer. Create a vision board (a collage of representations of your passions). “It’s an easy way to keep your attention on the things you really want to grow stronger in your life,” notes Attwood. Use these priority passions as a guidepost. “Whenever you are faced with a choice, a decision or opportunity, choose in favor of your passions,” advises Attwood. Then run to the goal with purpose in every step. Take the test again every six months, because passions can change and evolve over time.

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NOVEMBER 1, THURSDAY The Eightfold Path of Buddhism–7:30pm. Series of 3 Life-Changing Spiritual Seminars with Mother Clare Watts. Suggested Donation $25, Bring a Friend for FREE! Center of Light 2300 Forest St. 720-308-9944 or Oneness Blessing Deeksha–7-9pm. Deeksha is a divine intelligent energy transfer that causes neurobiological transformation within the brain. Nondenominational and experiential. Suggested Donation $10. Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695 or

NOVEMBER 2, FRIDAY Health and Wellness Open House–5:30-8pm. Learn how a holistic and integrative approach to healthcare can benefit you. FREE. Colorado Osteopathic & Integrative Medicine Assoc. 4901 W. 38th Ave., Denver. RSVP Carmen or Steph 303-781-7862. The Noble Eightfold Path & Ethical Conduct– 7:30pm.Series of 3 Life-Changing Spiritual Seminars with Mother Clare Watts. Suggested Donation $25, Bring a Friend for FREE! Center of Light, 2300 Forest St. 720-308-9944 or The Fall Denver Home Decorating & Remodeling Show– Visit the Golden Solar booth; they will be giving away a solar oven! National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver.

NOVEMBER 3, SATURDAY Aspen Fundamentals of Psychic Development– Noon-3pm. Develop your psychic abilities with a strong foundation. Overview of the steps that build your innate psychic sense. $25. The Cloisters on Wadsworth, Lakewood. Karen Fox 303-942-0646 or The Noble Eightfold Path & Samadhi, Mental Concentration & Meditation–10am-2pm. Series of 3 Life-Changing Spiritual Seminars with Mother Clare Watts. Suggested Donation $40, Bring a Friend for FREE! Light Lunch Incl. Center of Light 2300 Forest St. 720-308-9944 or Fibromyalgia Workshop–5-6:30pm. 1st and 3rd Sats. Alternative therapies for FMS that will give you hope for change.Seasoned FMS researcher w/data on new interventions to help you. $25. Mystical Butterfly Bookstore, 8743 Sheridan Blvd, Westminster.. RSVP: 303-427-5237.

NOVEMBER 4, SUNDAY Non-Denominational Church Service–11am. Celebrate the journey of life with meditation and an informative spiritual message. FREE aura healing/ chakra balancing clinic. Rev. Lauren Skye, Officiating Minister, Church of Infinite Spirit/Inner Connection Institute 2755 S Locust St., # 213, Denver. 303-2829439 or Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training–108-hr training prepares instructors with basic techniques for teaching pregnant women; adapting yoga tools, western anatomy and the Ayurvedic perspective. Mondays 1-4pm and one wkend/mo. $1878. PranaYoga 3333 Federal Blvd., Denver. Hansa 303-432-8099 or

Making Herbal Honeys–1-4 pm. Delicious workshop on how to extract herbs with honey, make medicinal syrups & traditional honey-pastes. $20. CSCH, Boulder. RSVP 720-722-4372 or “Being a Spiritual Alchemist”–10:30-11:30am. Reading from the ECK works, HU Song, quiet contemplation, music, stories, and connection with others after the service. FREE. ECKANKAR Center of Boulder Valley 1800 30th St., #208, Boulder. 303-443-1610 or Workshop and Book Signing with Catherine Athans PhD–2-5pm. Author of “The Heart Brain/Did You Know You Have Three Brains” and “Make Your Dreams Come True Now” offers a presentation and book signing. Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695.

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NOVEMBER 7, WEDNESDAY Let Go, Have More–6:30-8pm. Have more of what you want and less of what you don’t by learning to “Let Go.” $25/advance,$35/ door. Smithson Clinic, 2825 Vallejo St., Denver. Melanie Smithson LPC BCDMT Certified Sedona Method Coach 303-762-8994 or Spice it UP Fitness Camp–7-7:50am. 6-wks. Small group training with a certified Personal Trainer at a fraction of the cost. $100. Shanti Home 7504 Grandview Ave., Arvada. Angie 720-394-9425 or 6-Wk Yoga Basics Course–7:15-8:30pm. Foundational alignment in yoga as put forth by living yoga master BKS Iyengar taught by Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructors. $60. Living Yoga 1776 S Jackson St. #810, Denver. 303-758-0780 or Myths & Facts of Auto Injury–7-8:15pm. Workshop and Q&A with Dr. Keuhn covers legal and medical aspects of motor vehicle accidents. Treating patients with soft tissue injuries for 25 yrs. FREE. LifeSource Health Partners 65 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP 303-934-3600 or Oneness Blessing–5:30-6:30pm. A non-denominational benediction and Oneness Energy transfer that accelerates spiritual growth and deepening. Love Offering. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or

NOVEMBER 8, THURSDAY Holistic Moms Network Meeting–6:30-8:30pm. Come share ideas to reduce holiday stress and learn about the Holistic Moms Network. FREE. Denver Waldorf School, 940 Fillmore St., Denver. meetup. com/Holistic-Moms-Network-Denver-Metro-Chapter/ CCC: Consciousness Creatives Community–6:4510pm. Glynda Yoder discusses ANCHI crystals and their use in alternative healing. ANCHI Crystals are an

entirely new approach to electrical energy rejuvenation. $10. Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 W 59th Ave., Arvada. 303-731-6695 or Nutritional Cleansing Presentation & Tasting– 7-9pm. Also on 27th. Learn about this natural, safe and effective cleansing and fat-burning system. Eliminate toxins, lose 9-12 lbs in nine days! Product tasting. FREE. LifeSource Health Partners 65 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP 303-934-3600 or Starting Over Again Relationship Ending Seminar–6-7pm. 10-wk Rebuilding Seminar helps you through the stages of healing after the breakup. Developed by Bruce Fisher; helped thousands. FREE. A Living Arts Centre, 2231 S Platte River Dr., Denver. RSVP 720-524-3664 or

savethedate FIND YOUR PATH Santa Fe: November 4th from 4-6:30pm; Denver: November 11th from 5-7:30pm When you have a hunch about something, do you dismiss or honor it? How can you tell if your gut instinct is anxiety or reality? What is it you’re supposed to be doing with your life anyway? This class will show you how to deepen your personal guidance, distinguish your fears from your intuition and hear with clarity the calling of your Soul. Sliding scale $35-$65. Limit 6 participants. To register or ask questions contact Heather at 720-876-7465 or

NOVEMBER 9, FRIDAY Restorative Yoga–5:45-7:15pm. Every 2nd and 4th Fri. Restorative Yoga is considered a therapeutic style of yoga which utilizes props to make it easier for the body to get into certain poses. $15 or class card. Yama Yoga Village, 6818 S Dallas Way, Greenwood Village. 303-790-6081. Trance Medium Healing Clinic–7pm. Open channeling 7-7:30ish-FREE; Healings-$10. Dynamic process facilitates re-alignment and cleansing of the spiritual body. Channeling, energy readings and individual clearings. No appt needed. Inner Connection Institute 2755 S Locust St., #213, Denver. 303-282-9439 or Imperfectly Perfect: Embracing Vulnerability and Self Love as a Path to Empowering Our Life Purpose– 10am-1pm. Embody self love as the foundation for manifesting your dreams. Practices and support to let go of struggle and fear and let the brilliance of your true gifts shine. $30. Boulder. Info/RSVP Marlene Zaleznick, 720-771-1257, Learn to Meditate using Primordial Sound Meditation–Fri, 7-9pm & Sat, 11am-2:30pm. Developed by Deepak Chopra, Primordial Sound Meditation uses individually selected sounds of nature to connect more deeply to spirit, reduce stress and anxiety, enhance your sleep, lower your blood pressure and create inner peace. RSVP/info 303-895-7298 or

NOVEMBER 10, SATURDAY Holistic and Psychic Expo–10am-4pm. Mt Vernon Country Club opens its doors to the public. Scenic Views, Readers, Speakers, Gifts, Energy Work-charges vary. RSVP required for optional buffet lunch. FREE. Mount Vernon Country Club 24933 Clubhouse Circle, Golden. Linda McFarlin 303-526-0616 or Introduction to Sound Healing–11am-5pm. Explore the principles of sound theory and the use of sound on the body. Learn how to use tuning forks and singing bowls in treatment protocols including balancing the chakras, stress reduction and much more! $100. Denver Center for Acupuncture 700 E 9th Ave., Denver. Instructor Sylvia Salcedo Rojas L.Ac 303 832 7375 or Pet Energy Healings–Noon-3pm. A pet energy healing strengthens the human-animal bond, removes energetic blocks and releases pain or discomfort. $10/pet. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio, 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino 720-413-7303 or Body Blogging: Bringing the Body’s Wisdom to Everyday Life–1-4pm. Belly Intelligence is a body-

WHY DO I STILL HAVE THYROID SYMPTOMS? Saturday, December 8th, 12-1:30pm Lab Tests Normal and still experiencing weight gain, fatigue, brain fog, bloating and other thyroid symptoms? Whether your lab tests are normal, or you are on thyroid medication, there is new and important information about thyroid disorders available. This class will give you tools you can employ immediately. FREE, but pre-registration required. Smithson Clinic, 2825 Vallejo St., Denver. Gail Smithson, LAc, 303-762-8994, or

BECOME A CERTIFIED REFLEXOLOGIST! TRAINING BEGINS FEBRUARY 2013 Comprehensive 305 hour, weekend classes. “Professional Foot, Hand, Ear Reflexology” prepares for rewarding career. Also “Introduction to Aromatherapy” class this November. Just for Health School. Englewood, CO. State Approved. Rachel Lord 303-320-4367; ,

JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME: EGYPT 2013 WITH LOUISE OLIVI February 24 to March 8, 2013 This incredible trip facilitated by Intuitive Louise Olivi (recommended and trusted by Natural Awakenings publisher Terry Chriswell) includes: R/T Egypt Air airfare (JFK); internal flights/transport; hotel/meals; Nile cruise incl Edfu, Kom Ombo and Philae temples; Private time in Sphinx/ Great Pyramid; Cairo Museum; Old Cairo; Luxor, Karnak and temples; Valley of the Kings, Past life recall w/Louise en route on the Nile Cruise and much more. $4400 all incl/dbl occupancy. Single supl/$810. $500 deposit. Surcharges subject to change. Info Louise Olivi,, 203-469-1712.

DISCOVER YOUR “HEROINE’S JOURNEY” IN COSTA RICA March 22-29; Free informational conference call on Thursday, November 8, 6pm MDT Embark on “The Heroine’s Journey,” a life-changing retreat in the magnificent setting of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, March 22-29! Victoria FittsMilgrim of True Life Coaching and Retreats joins Women’s Empowerment Workshop Founder Susie Kincade in the heart of nature that includes group facilitation, one-on-one coaching, healthy meals, yoga/meditation, spa treatments, hiking to magnificent rainforest waterfalls and more. Info and RSVP under “Retreats” at or call 877-595-8622.

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mind approach that utilizes movement and embodiment techniques to help you tap into your body’s innate intelligence. $40. Shanti Home 7504 Grandview Ave., Arvada. Sheila 720-530-6555 or Spirit Journey, Level 1–10am–5pm. Learn the history of ancient spiritual practices and “journey” to meet your Spirit Teacher and Power Animals. $150 includes “Shamanic Journeying” CD by Sandra Ingerman and Earth Acupuncture rods. To deepen your practice, Spirit Journey, Level 2, Dec. 1 for students of Level 1. Cost is $100. Healing Dome east of Boulder. RSVP Karen Rice King, 303-665-0175 or Dowsing 101–11:30am-1pm. Sharpen your intuition, get your visual answer every time and learn proper technique. $30, $25/member. Eli Ashby Healing Arts Center, 7401 Grandview Ave., Arvada. RSVP Lori Drienka 303-463-6565 or Passion Test Workshop–2-5pm. Discover your top 5 passions and how to align your life with them to experience joy and fulfillment. $49 or $60/2. Members-$5 off. Eli Ashby Healing Arts Center, 7401 Grandview Ave., Arvada. Danette Barrett, Certified Passion Test Facilitator 303-463-6565 or Beyond Bridey: Explore Your Own Past Lives –1-4pm. Learn about the latest research into Reincarnation and how it manifests in our lives. Journey of self-exploration and healing with small group regression. $35. Isis, 2775 S. Broadway, Englewood. RSVP

NOVEMBER 11, SUNDAY Patanjali Yoga Sutra Study Series–1:30-5:30pm. Also 11/18, 12/2, 12/9. Swami Dharmananda introduces the Sutras, delving into psycho-spiritual methods for personal

growth, transformation, evolution and the return to spirit. $290 or early $240. PranaYoga 3333 Federal Blvd., Denver. Hansa 303-432-8099 or Learn to Heal with Angels–11am-1pm. 5-wks. Meet your Guardian & Healing Angels. Heal, release grief, guilt, addictions and habits to create the life you desire. $200 or early $185. Journey Within; inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino 720-413-7303 or Community Holistic Health Center Fundraiser– 10am-4pm. 10am-Meditation; 11am-Yoga; 12:30pmMovie with Dannion Brinkley; 2pm-Painting with Teresa Dunwell; Food, beverages and music! Donations welcome. $40/painting class. Community Holistic Health Center 409 S Public Rd., Lafayette. Teresa Doherty 303-666-6192 or Pineal Toning Playshop with Aurelia Taylor–1-5pm. Sacred Play and Healing; Sacred Intention; use your voice to release blockages. RSVP req’d. $22. Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-7316695 or New Moon Intention Ceremony with Drum Circle– 7-9pm. Bring your drums, special intentions, snack to share and $10 for the center. Join this shamanic celebration. Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695 or Animal Reiki Class–9am-4pm. Usui Reiki will heal your animal physically, emotionally and mentally. Usui Reiki Level I Certification. $150 (book incl) Eli Ashby Healing Arts Center, 7401 Grandview Ave., Arvada. Margaret Buchanan, Reiki Master/Teacher. 303-463-6565 or

Brain Balance Achievement Center Informational Lecture–6:30pm. Lecture covers brain function of a child struggling with academics, socialization and behavior. Help your child overcome these issues without medications! FREE. Brain Balance Achievement Center 1211 Avery St., Golden. RSVP 303-278-1780 or

Mile Hi Healthy Happenings Event–9am-1pm. FREE pass to the club for the day. Sample Western, Eastern, Integrative medicine; Healthy chocolate and supplements; Seminars, prizes and discounts. FREE. Cherry Creek Athletic Club, 500 S Cherry St., Denver. Deb Martin 303-929-4972 or FREE Energy Clearings–5:30-6:45pm. 15-min Aura clearing & Chakra tuning. Remove non-useful energy to feel relaxed, light and positive. Drop-ins welcome. FREE. Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1st Ave., #103 Denver. David Stevens 303-668-358 or

NOVEMBER 14, WEDNESDAY Sustainable Food Film Series: Cafeteria Man–6-8pm. Documentary chronicles an ambitious effort to ‘green’ the public-school diet serving 83,000 students in Baltimore. FREE. Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York Str., Denver. Registrar 720-865-3580 or Why do I still have Thyroid Symptoms?–6:30-8pm. Lab tests normal and still experiencing weight gain, fatigue, brain fog and bloating? Get answers and tools now to support your health. FREE. RSVP req’d. Smithson Clinic, 2825 Vallejo St., Denver. Gail Smithson LAc 303-762-8994 or

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NOVEMBER 15, THURSDAY Archangel Channeled Healing–7:15-8:15pm. Archangels help with physical healings, courage, strength and direction in life. $10. Journey Within; inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP Anita Destino 720-413-7303 or Tap In to Your Intuition Every Day–7-8:30pm. Relieve stress; achieve your goals with less effort; enjoy an overall calmer lifestyle. Access your intuition through Yoga of the Mind Intuitive Meditation. FREE. David Stevens 303-668-2358 or Intro to Healing with Past Lives–5:30-6:30pm. Learn how healing the past resolves longstanding issues, clarifies life purpose and leads to a more joyful life. FREE assessment. RSVP req’d. Renee Ellis MA CMT 720-984-9575 or Starting Over Again Relationship Ending Seminar–6-7pm.10-wk Rebuilding Seminar helps you through the stages of healing after the breakup. Developed by Bruce Fisher; helped thousands. FREE. A Living Arts Centre, 2231 S Platte River Dr., Denver. RSVP 720-524-3664 or


A Basic Meditation 5-Weeks –7-9pm. Transform your life; create change; improve your health; let go of negativity; meet your Guardian Angel or Spirit Guide. $180, early$165. Journey Within; inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino 720-413-7303 or


Dowsing & Earth Acupuncture–7-9:30pm. Learn the history of dowsing and practice with rods you can take home! Introducing scientific Medical Sleep Study using Earth Acupuncture to improve sleep issues. $20 incl snacks/beverages. CHHC in Lafayette. RSVP Karen Rice King 303-665-0175 or

NOVEMBER 16, FRIDAY An Evening of Chant with Rick Franz, Karen DeMarco and Steve Bross–7-9pm. Mantric singing and dancing encouraged. Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695 or Touching the Heart of Iyengar Yoga with DEAN LERNER–6pm. Inspire your practice with Dean’s keen perception, insight and delightful sense of humor. Prereq 1 yr Iyengar Yoga study. $225. Iyengar Yoga Center, 770 S Broadway, Denver. 720-570-9642 or Healing Hearts Ceremony: You Belong, with Rev. Cynthia James and Rev. Norman Bouchard–7pm. Join us for this inclusive, uplifting time of spiritual centering and blessing, sponsored by the GLBT & Friends Ministry. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W Alameda Ave., Lakewood.

NOVEMBER 17, SATURDAY Psychic Dreaming–10am-4pm. Tap the treasure trove of wisdom in your dreams for creative ideas, problemsolving, premonitions and communication with spirits and guides. Hypnosis recording included. $76. ISIS Books, Englewood. Karen Fox 303-942-0646 or SHEL Concert at the Dome–7:30-9pm. SHEL is a folk-pop group of classically-trained sisters, breaking the “girl band” mold with virtuoso instrumental flights, harmonies and creative lyrics. $20/online, $25/door; $15/students. Sunrise Ranch, 100 Sunrise Ranch, Loveland. 1-877-786-0078 or Young Living Oils-Filling the Nutritional Gaps–11am-1pm. Learn about healthy options to achieve vibrant health. $20, $10/Members. Eli Ashby Healing Arts Center, 7401 Grandview

Ave., Arvada. RSVP Jan Weger BS MS Certified Wellness Coach Health Advocate 303-463-6565 or

NOVEMBER 18, SUNDAY Community Hu Song–10:30-11am. HU is an ancient and sacred name for God, sung for spiritual upliftment. Non-denominational.. FREE. ECKANKAR Center of Denver or ECKANKAR Center of Boulder Valley, 5800 E. Evans Ave., Denver and 1800 30th St., Suite 208, Boulder.

NOVEMBER 20, TUESDAY Energy Clearings–5:30-6:45pm. 15-min Aura clearing & Chakra tuning. Remove non-useful energy to feel relaxed, light and positive. Drop-ins welcome. FREE. Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1st Ave., #103 Denver. David Stevens 303-668-2358 or

NOVEMBER 22, THURSDAY HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Thanksgiving Day Service–10am. Experience a harvest of gratitude, heartfelt sharing and a feast of music. Child care is available and fellowship in the Community Center follows the service. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W Alameda Ave., Lakewood.

NOVEMBER 24, SATURDAY Intermediate Workshop-Uddiyana Kriya with Craig Kurtz–10am-12:30pm. An uplifting exploration of asana and pranayama. $35/adv, $40/door. Iyengar Yoga Center, 770 S Broadway, Denver. 720-570-9642 or Kids Creative Art Class–1-3pm. Local artist Carly leads children 3 and up in this fun, creative, expressive class that includes a healthy snack. Drop the kids off and go do your thing. $10. Eli Ashby Healing Arts Center, 7401 Grandview Ave., Arvada. Carly Drienka, local artist 303-463-6565 or

NOVEMBER 27, TUESDAY Energy Clearings–5:30-6:45pm. 15-min Aura clearing & Chakra tuning. Remove non-useful energy to feel relaxed, light and positive. Drop-ins welcome. FREE. Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1st Ave., #103 Denver. David Stevens 303-668-2358 or Full Moon Ceremony with Sacred Sound–7-9pm. Celebrate the energy of the Full Moon Ceremony with crystal bowls, drumming, dance and networking. Bring your drum, snack to share and $10 love offering. Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695 or

NOVEMBER 29, THURSDAY Get The Most From Your Healthcare–6pm. Clear Sky Medical’s unique, holistic approach to healthcare explained. FREE. Clear Sky Medical 9085 E Mineral Circle #260, Centennial. RSVP 303–790–7860 or

NOVEMBER 30, FRIDAY FREE Conscious Movie-“Where Do We Go Now?”– 7:30pm. In a remote village where a church and mosque stand side by side, follow the antics of the town’s women plotting to keep their men on peaceful terms. FREE. Center of Light 2300 Forest St. 720-308-9944 or

classifieds BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Looking for a way to bring in extra money? Maybe even a second income? Come change the world with us - one child at a time! We are looking for health-minded people who have a heart for helping others. If you like to educate others, believe in the power of whole food nutrition, and want to make a difference, this might be a fit for you. Please contact Heather @ 303-753-2665 for details and questions. Have a healthy, happy day! International Health and Beauty Company with $2.9 billion a year turnover Seeks Successful Driven Self-Motivated individuals/ couples with Business Experience. Earn extra income without compromising your current career/ business, or lifestyle change LOOK NO FURTHER. If you are open-minded, find out if this business is for you- call me! Free Information. Independent Distributor of Forever Living Products: MERCEDES PERALTA. ID# 001002402522. 720-226-4617. pe_mercedes@ Backed by BBB, Awesome support to help you reach your goals! NO SELLING, NO INVENTORY. FREE WEBSITE, FREE TRAINING. Contact Heather at 303-646-3331 or fill out form at

CAREER/LIFE COACHING Awaken Your Purpose and Empower Your Life: Are you dissatisfied with your work? Do you know you have something important to offer but aren’t sure what it is or how to create it? Discover simple but powerful tools to uncover your deeper purpose and create fulfilling, prosperous and meaningful work. Call Marlene 720-771-1257. or

FOR SALE Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls. Premium The Wisdom Light matched set. 7 chakras plus Atlantean wand. Over $2000 value. Asking $700 for complete set. Preferred pickup in Salida area or discuss shipping/insurance at your cost. Call 719-207-0190 Infrared Cabinet Sauna. 1 person. TheraSauna brand.Boxed, ready to assemble. New.Trade Show demo.Moving. Must Sell. Asking $1000 ($3200 value) Preferred pickup in Salida area or discuss shipping/insurance at your cost. Call 719-207-0190. STRONGLITE Premium MASSAGE TABLE, wood with Reiki open ends. Teal color. Face cradle, Rare find side and foot extensions Arm rest, Bolsters, Pad, Teal covered memory foam separate topper, Storage undertable sling, Carrying case. Like new. All for $433. ROLLING MASSAGE STOOL with removable backrest. Teal color. $30. ULTRALITE Only 19 lb. MASSAGE TABLE. Easily portable massage table, teal color with matching face

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HEALTHY RESOURCES Traditional Ayurveda: Taos high desert Ayurvedic clinic offers Kindly priced panchakarmas (seasonal detoxification) and rejuvenating retreats. We specialize in traditional Ayurveda, pranic yoga, and healthy organic grown-on-the-spot food. Friendly, quiet, private, secluded. Come and rejuvenate with Tizia! 575-776-2212 or Digestive or Feminine Issues? Do you struggle with Feminine Odor • Vaginal Discharge • Yeast • Gas & Bloating? Discover the link between digestive and feminine health. Breakthrough probiotic blend developed just for women! Supports healthy digestion AND promotes female health by influencing vaginal flora. Woman-owned business; Made in Colorado.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES Florida manufacturer seeks Phone Sales Professionals to introduce our line of natural health products and healthy gifts. Work from home; commission; not MLM. 888-499-0044. Appointment Setters: Cold calling and/or walk-in to set appointments for Natural Awakenings; $10/ appointment set and bonuses. Script and training given. Part-time easy grocery/gas money! Email Salespeople wanted! Earn a generous commission selling ads for Natural Awakenings; 10% for warm leads or appointments or 25% for handling clients. Full time, part time. Must have sales experience. Email Earn additional income delivering Natural Awakenings near your home! Perfect for flexible schedules. Must be available for 3 days at the end of the month and have your own transportation. Need reliable, trustworthy people who could use a little extra cash at the end of the month. All mags must be delivered by 1st of each month. Email for avail routes

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ongoingevents daily Free Tour Church of Scientology* Public Information Center–9am-9:30pm. What is Scientology? Come in and find out with a self-guided tour of multimedia displays. All religions and beliefs welcome. 2340 Blake Street, Denver 80205.

mondays Mommy & Me Yoga–3-4:30pm. Bring your children (up to 3 yrs) and exercise, relax, dance and rejoice together! $12/member; $14/non-member. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St, Denver. Registrar 720-865-3580 or Yin Yoga–5:45-7pm. Soft practice, poses held 5 mins to work the connective tissue safely; sink into postures; quiet your mind and open your body! All Levels $15. Yama Yoga Village, 6818 S Dallas Way, Greenwood Village. 303-790-6081 or

tuesdays Introduction to Meditation and Christian Mysticism–7:30pm. 6-wk intro for modern mystics. Classes include: the Inner Spiritual Path, Meditation, Soul, Light, Prayer and Blessing. Move deeper, beyond thought and emotions, into the peace and presence within. FREE. Center of Light, 2300 Forest St. 720308-9944 or

wednesdays Energy Healings, Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing–6-7pm. Like an “energy car wash,” release blocking energy to create the life you desire. Donation. Journey Within; inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino 720-413-7303 or Support and Solutions for Difficulties with Your Coworkers–12-1:30pm. Find solutions to conflicted feelings with coworkers giving you stress and affecting how you feel about going to work. $10. Colorado Therapies and Aquatic Center, 5412 Idylwild Trail, Boulder. RSVP; space limited. Casey Rathjen 720515-7408, Fiesta Night–7-9:30 pm. Introductory lecture on Dianetics - English & Spanish. Find out how you can achieve a better living situation. Hubbard Di-


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anetics* Foundation, 2340 Blake Street, Denver. Info 303-291-3560

thursdays FREE Psychic Readings–7-8:30 pm. Learn about your soul essence, past lives and aura. Pychic perspective about what is really going on. Free. Boulder Psychic Institute, 1332 Pearl St, Boulder. 303.530.0920 or FREE Aura and Chakra Healings–6-7pm. DropIn for 10 Min Healing. Negative energy replaced with your own positive energy. You will feel great. Boulder Psychic Institute, 1332 Pearl St, Boulder. 303.530.0920 or

saturdays Hubbard Dianetics* Seminar–2-day seminar 9am-6pm. English/Spanish. Learn how to get rid of the unknown source of unreasonable fears, upsets and insecurities, remove barriers stopping you from achieving your goals. $100, incl Dianetics book, lunch, snacks. 2340 Blake Street, Denver 80205. RSVP FREE Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing Healing Clinic–1:30-2:30pm. Like a psychic shower, undesired energy cleared; clarity and contentment restored. Student readings by appt after clinic-$25. Donation. Inner Connection Institute North Side Location: 4325 Harlan St., Wheat Ridge. 303-257-4797 or Beyond Bridey Murphy–Your guides will explore with you what lies beyond the veil of time and space to a state of self-exploration and healing. In-depth review of reincarnation research; 1 hr guided group regression. $35. Isis Books, Denver.

sundays Scientology* Sunday Service-11am-noon. Repair the ravages of the week at Scientology Sunday Service. Nondenominational; all religions and beliefs welcome. 2340 Blake Street, Denver 80205. *©2012 CSCO. All rights reserved. Scientology, Hubbard Dianetics are trademarks and Service marks owned by the Religious Technology Center and are used with its permission.

looking ahead 2012 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 Establish Boundaries with Grounding and Centering–2-4pm. Cont’d 12/8. Eliminate worry and stress in 10 mins/day for people with “busy minds” and people-intense professions. $39 Yoga of the Mind, 8 E 1st Ave., #103, Denver. David Stevens 303-668-2358 or

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5 Healing with Feng Shui, Gems & Minerals– 7-9pm. Use Feng Shui to arrange environments to increase beneficial flow of energy. Learn inner meaning and healing properties of gems and minerals for sale. Free bagua, handouts. CHHC Lafayette. $20 incl snacks and beverages. RSVP 303-665-0175 or

JANUARY 5, 2013 Esthetician Program–9am-6pm. 600-hr class covers facials, ingredient blending, aromatherapy, facial yoga, natural skin care, body treatments, makeup, sugaring and waxing. $5,100. Denver Integrative Massage School, 1221 Galapago St., Denver. 303-623-3121 or

JANUARY 12, 2013 Certified Massage Therapy Program–9am6pm. 600-hr class covers Western Massage techniques (Swedish, Hot Stone, Myofascial, Neuromuscular, Prenatal, & Swedish/Thai Fusion); Thai Yoga Massage, assisted, acupressure, sports massage, herbal compressing and Deep Tissue. $5,800. Denver Integrative Massage School, 1221 Galapago St., Denver. 303-623-3121 or

MARCH 22-29, 2013 Discover Your “Heroine’s Journey” in Costa Rica– Free info conference call November 8, 6pm MDT. Life-changing retreat in the heart of nature that includes group facilitation, one-on-one coaching, healthy meals, yoga/meditation, spa treatments, hiking to rainforest waterfalls, more. Info/RSVP under “Retreats” at or 877-595-8622.

communityresourceguide ACUPUNCTURE ACUPUNCTURE AND TRADITIONAL ASIAN MEDICINE MARIA BARAYBAR LEE 1529 York Street, Denver 303-333-9977 Feel relief from headaches, back pain, allergies, sports injuries and menstrual problems to autoimmune diseases like fibromyalgia or MS, even side effects of chemotherapy. Acupuncture even helps infertility! Acupuncture has been in practice for over 3,000 years, and stimulates specific points on the body (called meridians) which connect all the organs in the body. Don’t be afraid – these needles don’t hurt! Call 303-333-9977 now to make an appointment any Tuesday and your Acupuncture Treatment will be only $40, no questions asked about your income. Promo code: TUESDAY CLINIC.

CAREER LIFE WORK INTUITIVE WITH NANCY MCCLEARY 303-519-0355 Uncover your perfect career and get specific actions steps for creating the work of your dreams. It is time to get excited about your Life! Life Work Intuitive Nancy McCleary will guide you in discovering your true passion, what you really came here to do. Nancy uses a combination of Channeled Guidance, Numerology and Astrology. Gain self-understanding, relief and heal anything that may be holding you back from achieving your greatest potential. Nancy is a certified Intuitive Coach, having trained with Sue Frederick, author of the book I See Your Dream Job. Sessions are conducted over the phone.



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OPEN SPACE, OPEN MIND CM BROWN Boulder 303-396-9023 Are you confused? Overwhelmed by life? It sometimes helps to sit down and stop analyzing. You already have the answer. You may simply need help allowing what is already present to reveal itself. It is easier than you might imagine. This is not psychotherapy or learning how to cope. Through the Buddhist and Vedantic teachings, uncover a new way of living your life. Private meetings include discussion, reflection, and self inquiry. Discover how thoughts and preconceived notions create unnecessary limitations in the way you approach your life. Don’t approach your life. Live it. Free 30 minute consultation. Reasonable rates. Sliding scale available.

JOURNEYS FOR CONSCIOUS LIVING 7401 West 59th Ave., Arvada 303-731-6695 Discover and develop a life of passion, purpose and contribution. 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 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 4.

Emergence Care is a newly developed, totally unique healing art. By activating latent energy surrounding and within the body, Emergence Care enables the body’s innate healing powers to emerge, promoting change from the inside out. Unlike other therapies, the primary goal of Emergence Care is not to identify, treat or “fix” specific problems or symptoms. Rather, healing occurs as recipients regain the ability to connect with their transcendent wisdom; their “inner” healer. When this happens, it’s common for lasting improvement to occur in multiple aspects of people’s lives: physical, mental, emotional, social, psychological and spiritual, all of which are interrelated.

JOURNEY WITHIN WITH ANITA DESTINO Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga, 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood 720-413-7303

DENTIST VIBRANCE DENTISTRY WITH DR. CATE VIEREGGER 7400 E Crestline Circle, Ste 230, Greenwood Village 303-770-1116 Whether your goal is to encourage a healthy attitude towards oral health in your children or ease your own anxiety about dental procedures, our friendly staff and relaxing atmosphere will change the way you approach dental care. At Vibrance Dentistry, we believe that oral healthcare should be a pleasant and relaxing experience. Our state-of-the-art equipment and spa-like amenities allow us to offer services that transcend traditional dentistry and promote whole-body wellness. See ad page 11.

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 Free Energy Healings, Angel Healings, Guided Meditations, Meditation Classes, Workshops and Intuitive Readings/Healings. Join us for a Free Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing held every Wednesday from 6-7 pm, open to everyone.

FAMILY PRACTITIONER CLEAR SKY MEDICAL with Dr. Katia Meier. See full listing under PHYSICIAN or see ad page 10.



MISHA MAY FOUNDATION DOG TRAINING & RESCUE LORRAINE MAY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 303-239-0382 Understanding Dogs Class and Dog Trainer Apprentice Classes! Understanding Dogs: Unique opportunity to receive an evaluation, treatment plan and coaching experience with your dog. holistic approach with positive reinforcement techniques tailored to each dog and situation. Dog Trainer Apprentice Class: Become a dog trainer utilizing behavior science, holistic approaches and positive reinforcement techniques tailored to each individual dog, pet parent and specific situation. Learn to evaluate behavior, design exercises, coach humans, handle dogs, deliver presentations, and resolve and prevent a variety of behavior problems.

HEALING & PSYCHIC READINGS TATYANA TSYGANOK Intuitive Healer & Psychic 303-359-1150 Connect with your higher self and receive healings for PTSD, traumas, addictions, depression and low selfesteem with my support and natural gifts. I use different modalities to help including psychic readings, past life regression, Psych-K, Bodytalk, EFT & Matrix Energetics. Also assist with adopted children from Eastern Europe. I welcome everybody who needs my help and I will greet you with love! Call for help today!

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HEALTHY AGING CLEAR SKY MEDICAL KATIA I. MEIER, M.D. Panorama Falls 9085 E Mineral Circle, #260, Centennial 303-790-7860 Feel your best at any age with Dr Katia Meier, Board Certified Holistic MD specializing in whole body health inside and out with customized approaches to Healthy Aging, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement therapy, Nutritional analysis and Therapy, Medical Aesthetics and non-surgical rejuvenation treatments, Homeopathy, Herbology, Naturopathic Medicine, Personalized Detoxification Programs, Medical Weight Loss for men and women. Treating all ages and most insurance welcomed. Call to set up your appointment today. See ad page 10.

HEALTHY SUPPLEMENTS ALOE VERA INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTOR MERCEDES PERALTA 720-226-4617 Anchoring into Loving and taking care Of your body Empowering your health with ALOE! We all know how beneficial Aloe Vera is for skincare. Did you know aloe can be taken internally too? Aloe Vera provides digestive and immune function support, anti-inflammatory response, oral and skin health, helps to maintain healthy weight and energy levels, and more! This is an aloe vera formula in its purest, most potent form through Forever Living’s patent stabilized formula. We offer Aloe Vera drinks and even skin care and cosmetics! We have received 5 seals of approval that ensures its purity, potency and efficacy. (Business Opportunity available)



KAREN HOLLAMAN, DC, LMT 4520 North Broadway, Boulder 303-882-8447 www.

Intuitive Consultant, Life Coach, Hypnotherapist, Energy Healer, Pet Intuitive 720-515-7408

Women, are you looking for a different standard of care for you and your children? I was given a second chance at life because of a holistic chiropractor’s understanding of how the body heals itself when given the proper support. I 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.

Need to overcome fears or anxiety and gain confidence to create success? Would you like to communicate better and overcome conflict in your relationship? Would you like to learn more about your intuition and have a peaceful and balanced life? These are just a few of the many things I assist people with. Being able to apply my natural gifts with my certified skills allows me to address what’s happening emotionally, physically, and energetically and creates a safe space for complete healing and success. You have all the answers; I just get the honor to help you connect with them.

CLEAR SKY MEDICAL with Dr. Katia Meier. See full listing under PHYSICIAN or see ad page 10.

KIDS: LEARNING/ BEHAVIOR DISORDERS BRAIN BALANCE ACHIEVEMENT CENTER OF GOLDEN 1211 Avery Street, Golden 303-278-1780 HIGHLANDS RANCH OPENING 2013! Help your child reach his or her greatest physical, mental, social and academic potential. Individualized and comprehensive brainbased approaches (not drug-based) to help children with neurobehavioral and learning difficulties such as dyslexia. Customized physical and cognitive exercises, combined with dietary change can correct the underlying imbalance, improve function and reduce/ eliminate negative behaviors. Tour our center and learn how we can help your child. See ad page 2.

LIFE TRANSFORMATION INTEGRATIVE HEALTH RED TAIL WELLNESS CENTERS IAN HOLLAMAN, DC 4520 North Broadway, Boulder 303-882-8447 Are you tired, foggy-brained, gaining weight for no reason, have elevated cholesterol and other symptoms of thyroid disease, but your thyroid levels are “normal?” Go beyond the “traditional” standard of care to Ian Hollaman, DC, who focuses on difficult and chronic cases such as elevated glucose and cholesterol, thyroid disorders, and novel solutions to pain and injuries with proficiency in multiple modalities such as Applied Kinesiology, Functional Medicine. Chiropractic and Nutrition. See ad page 21.


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BJ BROWN, MSW, CIBP Body-Centered Psychotherapist, Shamanic Practitioner, Reiki Master In Boulder 303-808-4006 We create a compassionate and powerful container in which you discover the source of your well being Discover a deeper sense of wholeness, integrity, passion and joy. BJ Brown brings her commitment, presence, humor and expertise in the areas of relationship, trauma, spirituality, life transition, addiction, and body-mind awareness. Retreats, long distance consultations and healings also offered. Read my recently published book, “The Six Gates of Completion - A Companion in Life’s Transitions”, available on my website, Kindle, The Boulder Bookstore, and The Tattered Cover. Begin your life transformation today!

MASSAGE IN TOUCH MASSAGE THERAPY WITH BRENNA WITT, LMT Kittredge Village, 26030 Hwy. 74, Kittredge 303-526-0038 Do you have sore muscles, an injury with persistent pain or just need to relax? Allow your mind and body to melt into my capable hands at In Touch Massage Therapy, located on scenic Hwy 74, just minutes from Evergreen.. Enjoy your fully customized massage with Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue and/or Hot Stone while listening to the soothing sounds of Bear Creek and bird songs outside the window. New client special! $45 for an hour; $65 for 1.5 hours or the package: buy 5 and get the 6th free! Gift Certificates are available. Call or email for your massage today!

BALANCE HEALING Esther Yang,, CMT 7007 E Hampden Ave, Ste B, Denver 303-758-1078 Bring balance, health and happiness to your life. Heal persistent pain, body aches and relax with Balance Healing’s therapeutic massage. This type of massage brings healing to the body by pressure points using acupuncture meridian techniques that revitalize the spirit, mind and body. We also provide acupuncture sessions to help relieve pain and healing foot reflexology. Come and relax with soft music and in an atmosphere of true healing. Gift Certificates available. Call for your appointment today at 303-758-1078.

NATURAL PAIN MANAGEMENT AIM HIGH WELLNESS Denver, Aurora, Lakewood and Wheat Ridge Tired of the PAIN? Our doctors have over 50 years of experience helping thousands get pain free naturally. Helping your hard to treat cases. • Neck, Back, Shoulder, arms pains • Headaches • Car accident injuries • Work and sports injuries. Our caring staff makes the difference! Auto and group insurance accepted, and affordable cash plans. CALL NOW! Free consultation (303) 922-2977

NUTRITION CLEAR SKY MEDICAL with Dr. Katia Meier. See listing under PHYSICIAN or see ad page 10.

PROBIOTICS WWW.MYBIO-V.COM Feel Fresh and Confident Every Day 1-888-770-2468 110% Guaranteed, Made in Colorado offers healing solutions and opportunities for selfdiscovery through a multi-modal approach. We offer Reincarnation and Past Life Regression workshops as well as Fibromyalgia Workshops with an opportunity for individual consultations.

Concerned with Feminine Odor • Vaginal Discharge • Yeast • Gas & Bloating? Discover the digestive/ feminine health link. Take BIOV™ daily to help your body create a clean, natural fresh scent; Aids with smooth, comfortable digestion and immune response to unhealthy bacteria or fungi; Regularly promote your overall feminine well-being – and enjoy the benefits of a balanced system. Ensure a significantly higher percentage of beneficial organisms reach your intestines alive with the patented BIO-tract® Delivery System which protects probiotics from gastric acid and extends shelf life without refrigeration. See ad page 15.



PAST LIFE REGRESSION HEAL-OUR-SELVES Allen Ernst, MS ChT 3298 S. Wabash Ct Denver 720-202-1664

CLEAR SKY MEDICAL WITH KATIA I. MEIER, M.D. Panorama Falls 9085 E Mineral Circle, #260, Centennial 303-790-7860 Feel your best with Dr Katia Meier, Board Certified Holistic MD specializing in whole body health inside and out for children and adults. Customized approaches to Healthy Aging, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement therapy, Nutritional analysis and Therapy, Medical Aesthetics and non-surgical rejuvenation treatments, Homeopathy, Herbology, Naturopathic Medicine, Personalized Detoxification Programs, Medical Weight Loss for men and women. Treating all ages and most insurance welcomed. Make your appointment today. See ad page 10.

PIANO: PRIVATE OR CLASS KEYBOARD MAGIC STUDIO Evelyn Billberg 303-629-9209 Discovering the Genius Within! Join us on this exciting journey. We’ll help you find that place within, bursting with music and waiting to be discovered and expressed through the keyboard. Instruction is presented in a manner which will advance the student’s skill and enjoyment as rapidly as possible. This special instruction will help the student understand harmony and theory and use that knowledge to play beautiful music. PIANO MARVEL: This new computer interactive piano course is used for interested students in the Keyboard Magic Studio. It is fun and dynamically instructive.

Hero’s Pets (Planetary and Ecologically Trust Supplies) goal is to help change the world for the better. We offer you the highest quality foods, treats, supplements, toys, beds and more at affordable prices, and focus on educating our customers about ecological local and global issues, nutrition and more.

THE ASPEN PROGRAM FOR PSYCHIC DEVELOPMENT Explore Your Potential! Karen Fox, Ph.D., Director 303-942-0646 We are all psychic! Improve your innate psychic abilities to make better decisions for your life or to become a professional. Take the classes you are drawn to or get a certificate in Psychic (Clairvoyant, Clairaudient, Claircognizant+), Medical Intuitive, or Spirit Medium. We have a variety of classes and instructors.

8086 Bowles Ave N Littleton, CO 80123 303-972-1926

PROSPERITY COURSE ONLINE MAKE MONEY WITH YOUR CREATIVE PASSION Iris Fanning, MA, LPCC, NCC Life Coach 505-821-6018 Learn to earn a great living doing what you are naturally talented in and professionally trained for. Twenty Six daily lessons at your own convenience online for only $25! This exciting course includes daily lessons, activities and encouragement for a total of 26 days. Each lesson is interactive and moves you forward in order to turn your existing talents into a profitable business. The intention is to send great healers, solo business owners, artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs into the world and become financially independent, well balanced and whole.

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PSYCHOLOGY & GROWTH AYA COUNSELING & CONSULTING, LLC CARNITA M. GROVES, MA, LPC, CSPT, CAC-III 1570 Humboldt Street, Denver O: 303-698-0446 / F: 720-858-8183 Seeking to improve self-care or interpersonal skills? With an integrative approach to mental health counseling, a broad range of issues can be identified and brought to meaningful resolution. Carnita, perhaps, more of a mental health artisan, is Level 2 EMDR certified. She helps people use simple home-based research as one of many practical tools to help people expand their competencies. She specializes in psycho-nutrition, style/aesthetic therapies, and ethnic groundedness. Pragmatic. Holistic. Dynamic. Weekend appointments available. It helps to have someone to talk to!



Psychotherapy, Intuitive Counseling Past Life Therapy, Energy Healing Located in Central Denver 720-984-9575

Psychotherapist – LMFT, LAC, NCC LoDo & SE Denver Locations 720-315-8770

Release the past, create the future and experience your life from a whole new perspective. Move into a rich and joyful life with guidance and support as you travel through significant life transitions, transform grief, and find clarity about your life path and purpose. Renee is a unique guide who weaves together traditional counseling techniques with intuitive abilities, energy healing, personalized Bach Flower Essence formulas and past life therapy without regression. Her focus is on grief and loss, life transitions, finding and stepping onto one’s path, spiritual development, releasing phobias and healing from chronic pain. Individual sessions and classes. Free 30-minute consultation.

ROLFING BODY ALIVE ROLFING DENVER WITH ERIN FARLEY 303-915-5274 Discover a new level of healing! Rolfing® Structural Integration is a form of bodywork that can lead to postural improvements, alleviate chronic pain and discomfort, or allow for greater freedom of movement and provide a sense of revitalized energy and bodily well-being. Rolfing works on the seamless network of connective tissue to release, realign and balance the whole structure, with the goal of allowing the body to remain effortlessly upright. Whether you are active or not-so-active, or merely looking for the “next step” ignited by physical transformation, achieve your optimum state of alignment and ease in gravity. Call today. Soul Body Integration clients receive a discount on sessions at Body Alive Rolfing.

SOLAR GOLDEN SOLAR 614 10th Street, Golden 720-278-5253 A solar system for your home or business has never been so affordable and painless! You know solar is good for the environment, but it’s also great on your wallet! Hedge yourself against ever-increasing electricity rates and inflation. Clean, quiet, maintenance free, reduce pollution and CO2 emissions. Increase your property’s value. Colorado owned and operated with master electricians and professional installers. Respectful, clean and quick work. Solar incentives, tax credits and rebates available – ask us today! Buy or lease options. Installation guaranteed for 10 years. See ad page 19.


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THE JOHN OF GOD CIRCLE OF BOULDER Meets Tuesdays with Susie Verde 303-448-0068 John of God is known as one of the most powerful healing mediums in the world. At his spiritual hospital in Brazil, he attracts thousands of people from all over the world in search of profound healing. Susie Verde is a native Brazilian official guide with over seven years experience, who regularly brings groups to see John of God and gives public talks at his Center. In service locally, her John of God Circle of Boulder meets most Tuesdays of the year. Come for the community support and immerse yourself in the current of this remarkable healing energy from Brazil. See ad page 8.

Emotional presence and human connection together are a catalyst for personal revelation, insight, and change. Bring balance, communication, life transitions, learn boundaries, deal with codependency, grief, LGBT development, and addictions (both chemical and behavioral). Gary’s approach as a therapist is heartfelt, direct, engaging, and downto-earth. Contact Gary today to learn more about how he can help with your life’s challenges.

WELLNESS CENTER NEW BEGINNINGS HEALTH & WELLNESS 303-304-7460 Invite balance and health into your whole body and life today with New Beginnings Health & Wellness and find a tranquil sanctuary created specifically for your healing, rejuvenation, and relaxation. Tailor services and products to suit your individual needs, offered by professionally certified or licensed practitioners passionate about their work. Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Holistic Health Coaching, Natural Weight Loss Coaching, Bio-Individual Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching, Psychic Healing, Reiki, Hypnotherapy, Massage, Facials, Chakra Balancing, Allergy Testing, as well as educational classes and support groups. Parties, Groups and Companies served with Chair Massage, Readings, or Healthy Lifestyle Classes.

INNER CONNECTION INSTITUTE CHURCH OF INFINITE SPIRIT 2755 South Locust St., Suite 213 Denver Denver: 303-282-9439 Wheat Ridge: 303-257-4797 Create the life you desire through our easy, effective, supportive techniques . 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 Wheat Ridge. Free aura clearing and chakra balancing in Wheat Ridge every Saturday 1:30 - 2:30pm. Free open channel clinic in Denver on the 2nd Fridays of the month at 7pm. Everyone is welcome! Call for more information. 303-2829439. See ad page 9.

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November 2012 Mile High Natural Awakenings  

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

November 2012 Mile High Natural Awakenings  

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