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atural Awakenings’ mission has always been about publishing information and resources so readers can make their own, best decisions for their health and well-being. Informed people are empowered to take responsibility for themselves in positive ways. A population that is uninformed or misinformed is easily manipulated, whether you are dealing with healthcare (in particular the pharmaceutical and food industries) or politics. Just as you must educate yourself on healthcare issues, you absolutely must prepare during this voting season. We urge everyone to study their ballots carefully and consider their vote on amendments and propositions. Whom will it benefit? Whom will it hurt? Has it been worded to confuse? We MUST understand the true effect of the votes we cast! It is not enough to roll into the booth and read these things for the first time and vote by impulse. Studies have proven that we will believe a lie if it is told often enough (and loudly enough). Hasher, et al “Frequency and the conference of referential validity” Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior (Feb 77,V16, I1, pp107-112) and more recently Unkelbach et al “A referential theory of the repetition-induced truth effect” Cognition (2017, Vol 160, pp110-126). Take for example, Amendment 74. It sounds really good when you read the language, but research shows that this has been sponsored by the Colorado Farm Bureau in conjunction with the oil and gas industry. It seems that farmers make more money leasing their land to fracking companies than farming! Who knew!? And 74 conveys no benefit for you nor I, but only a small group of wealthy individuals. Many of the sponsors of 74 have NO ties to our state other than the profits and resources they take to enrich themselves. This is a tool to sue local and state governments into submission for regulating a dirty and dangerous industry that literally sits on the doorstep of our homes and schools. It is a hedge in case they lose on Proposition 112. Prop 112 is the proposal to setback fracking operations 2,500 feet from any occupied building. Meanwhile, the benign-sounding Protect Colorado is a political action committee supporting oil industry-friendly initiatives and opposing any limits on drilling. In 2018, this PAC was stuffed with more than $13.4 million from out-of-state companies Anadarko Petroleum, Noble Energy, Extraction Oil and Gas, PDC Energy, SRC Energy and DCP Midstream, so that a constant barrage of commercials will repeat the LIE that 112 will devastate the economy of Colorado and cost tens of thousands of jobs. (They employ a combined 1,000 people, not 15,000 and not 147,800 that their own industry-funded studies deceptively show). Meanwhile, our Colorado Supreme Court in 2016 denied municipal fracking bans, consolidating that power on the state level. If you live, work, recreate and raise kids in a Colorado community, these out-of-state companies can come in and plop a fracking pad in your yard and you’d have no rights. Longmont had to spend $3 million to stop companies from fracking within city limits. As of today, our Supreme Court is still debating whether to uphold a court ruling that requires the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to ensure protection of the environment and people as a precondition before issuing permits for more oil and gas drilling (Martinez case). Industry attorneys and Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman favor a “balancing of interests” that prioritize company profits before community well-being. Not only is your well-being at risk should you follow healthcare “advice” blindly, but at the polls, our communities’ health and future are at risk. Carefully question, consider and understand your choices on November 6th. Choose wisely.

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“Alive|Aligned” Transforms Anxiety


ccording to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety is the most common mental health problem in America, affecting 18.1% of adults. Says Erin Celeste of Lovewise Coaching & Craniosacral Therapy, “I believe that anxiety requires a multi-tiered approach that accounts for our mind, body, and spirit. Anxiety is primarily a mental disorder, but it also lives in the body and can be a symptom of not living in alignment with our authentic self, our spirit.” Erin is offering a unique and powerful approach to transforming anxiety. “Alive|Aligned” is a three-month package offering 10 coaching and eight craniosacral therapy sessions. Coaching sessions can be done “virtually” while craniosacral sessions take place at 1221 S. Clarkson Street, Suite 122, in Denver. According to Erin, “Craniosacral therapy works with the nervous system to ‘come out of’ the fight or flight state that’s synonymous with anxiety. Coaching addresses the mind and spirit. We examine our values and mindset to understand where we may not be living our purpose, and then incorporate mindfulness for self-mastery and empowerment. Each of these modalities on their own is transformational, but the power of them combined is exponential.” To schedule an appointment, contact Erin 303915-5274 or See ad page 30.


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New Healings & Meditation Classes


ourney Within, 777 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Bldg 2-108 in Lakewood has a revamped class lineup for the rest of 2018.

Meditation classes: Level 1 five weeks; Basic Meditation, Chakra and Aura Class or Learn to Heal with Angels. Level 2 five weeks; Energy Healings, Intuitive Readings and Continuing to work with Angels. Level 3 is a nine-month program “Journey Within.” Level 4 is a nine-month program “Journey Deeper.” Level 5 is a 16-month program “One to One.” Healings include: Aura Clearing & Chakra Balancing is every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. and is free for first-timers and $5 thereafter. Balancing and clearing is like an “energy car wash” where negative energy that blocks growth is released so you can create the life you desire. Pet Energy Healings on Saturday, November 10 from Noon-3p.m. is an Aura and Chakra clearing for your pet. It helps them maintain good health, vitality and enthusiasm. You can bring your pet or bring a picture and appointments are recommended. $20. And, you can always schedule a private appointment for a personal healing and balancing. Contact Anita Destino at 720-413-7303 or See ad page 22.

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or Heaven’s Sake New Age Metaphysical Books & Gifts (1923 N. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood and 4600 W. 46th Ave., Denver) hosts their Psychic Fair every second and fourth Friday through Sunday at both locations. Psychic readings and services are $1.50/ minute with a 30-minute minimum (exceptions apply). Special guests and readers each month. Learn about gemstones every second Saturday of the month with “Let’s Get Stoned – A Gemstone Exploration” from 7-9p.m. at the Denver location. For November, this class is all about how to create a relationship with your stones and actually do more with them than just carry them in your pocket. Learn to identify stones and their spiritual/healing properties. New topics and instructors monthly. $12pp, $20/couple (pre pay). Learn more and pre-register at Tix Lastly, don’t forget about “Small Business Saturday” on November 24! This annual holiday shopping tradition focuses on supporting local services and retailers before the big, national chaings. Discounts storewide at both locations. Learn more at See ad page 15.

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Journey to India and Tantric Bliss


oin Judith Anne Condon, renowned guide Swami Ganga and a group of like-minded seekers February 13-22 in Khajuraho, India, one of the birthplaces of Tantra. According to Judith, travelers will connect and transform while immersed in colorful local culture, erotic temples, forests, waterfalls, tiger preserve, and visits to the Ayurvedic spa. You’ll start and end your day with rituals to expand your ability to love and be intimate. Says Judith, “Ten days of tantra is just what you’ve been looking for to access a new type of vitality that you carry into the rest of your life. This retreat is the perfect environment for individuals and couples to explore the magic of ancient tantra at one of its birthplaces in India. We will have all the details planned for you!” For information, contact Judith at 303-630-9479 or RSVP/ Details See ad page 29.

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eff Baird, USUI Holy Fire II Reiki Master Teacher, is now offering Reiki treatment at the Golden Well Being Collective at 410 9th St., in Golden as well as at Eastern Traditions Acupuncture at 1643 Boulder St., in Denver. “This is a special place, and I love being a part of their team,” says Jeff. Reiki brings the underlying pain issues to the surface, shining a light on what may have been dwelling in the darkness for an extended period of time to then release it. “This can be a life changing experience for those being treated,” says Jeff. Jeff also offers distance/remote sessions, as well as reiki for animal companions. Baird explains that healing is a team effort, and that deep healing comes from within. “Relief is most commonly how my clients describe feeling after their treatment. I never grow tired of hearing their enthusiasm when they rediscover their well-being.” Contact Jeff at 720-250-8107 or See ad page 29.

Littleton Death Café


oin Vanessa and Lorane for a free meetup called the Littleton Death Café at The Healing Heart Center of Littleton, 5808 S. Rapp Street #155 Sunday November 11th from 4 – 6 p.m. “Death affects 100% of the population, but we never talk about it. Let’s change that and have some cake while we’re at it,” says Vanessa. “All are welcome. We start with an hour of open conversation around death and dying, whatever is on your mind, that you would like to discuss with curious strangers. Then guest speakers share their knowledge during the second hour. Come for the cake and embrace the Positive Death Movement in the south metro area.”


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Tokyo Joe’s opens 50th Restaurant


okyo Joe’s announces the opening of their 50th Restaurant in Wheat Ridge at 3753 Wadsworth Boulevard, just north of the new Lucky’s Market. It will be open from 10:45 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday thru Sunday. “We opened the first Tokyo Joe’s 22 years ago and the desire for healthy, clean food that also tastes great is as strong today as it was then. We couldn’t be more thrilled to finally be opening a Tokyo Joe’s in Wheat Ridge. This is a vibrant and active community – exactly the kind of people we see in our restaurants”, said Mark Davis, Tokyo Joe’s CEO. This is the 4th new Tokyo Joe’s Restaurant to open in 2018. New locations this year include Parker, Arvada, and Colorado Springs. Tokyo Joe’s fresh Asian kitchen is based in Denver and delivers a diverse menu featuring made-to-order sushi rolls, salads, poke, bento boxes and kid’s meals. Learn more @ See ad page 13.

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new money and prosperity workshop comes to Denver November 17th at the Hilton Hotel, 7390 W Hampden Ave., in Lakewood. Led by Elisha Gabriell, the Laughing Goddess, she shares the tools and techniques which took her from “barely surviving” to “Finally having her deepest dreams come true!” “Freedom, freedom, FREEDOM of mind, body, spirit AND finances is the gift I want to share with everyone,” says Elisha. The workshop teaches participants: EFT for manifesting prosperity; healing money blocks; how to change possibilities into probabilities; how to clear the 1st and 2nd Chakras so you are open to receive; and how to use the proper brain wave state to make all this possible. Learn more and sign up TODAY to save $100 on registration at See ad page 7.

Festive Lights


enver Botanic Gardens’ festive light events return for the 2018 holiday season with the Blossoms of Light at York Street being joined by Santa’s Village at Chatfield Farms. The cheer begins November 23rd for both events and continues through the Holiday season. Tickets are available in advance at and advance tickets are recommended. The York Street extravaganza has new features, more lights, and a refreshed interactive light display in the UMB Amphitheater. The field of LED lights are sound-reactive, allowing visitors to change the color themes and movement patterns in between holiday songs. Carolers stroll the Gardens on select evenings while Holiday treats, warm drinks, souvenir mugs and the popular HoloSpex 3D glasses may be purchased. At Santa’s Village in Chatfield Farms, twinkling lights adorn the historical ranch buildings and hayrides, holiday movie clips at Santa’s Cinema, live reindeer, crafts with Mrs. Claus, pictures with Santa and craft vendors in Santa’s workshop are all included with admission. Contact Erin Bird, 720-865-3552 or

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Raw Fruit and Veggies Key to Mental Health Raw fruit and vegetables are better for mental health than canned, cooked or otherwise processed produce, report researchers from New Zealand’s University of Otago. Their survey of more than 400 young adults from their country and the U.S., published in Frontiers in Psychology, found a correlation between eating raw produce and measures of psychological wellbeing, positive mood and life satisfaction. “The cooking and processing of produce likely limits the delivery of nutrients that are essential for optimal emotional functioning,” says co-author Tamlin Conner, Ph.D. The top 10 raw foods for mental health are carrots, bananas, apples, dark leafy greens, grapefruit, lettuce, other citrus, berries, cucumbers and kiwis.

Make Love to Your Life What comes to mind when you hear the word sensuality? Sen·su·al·i·ty: n. the condition of being pleasing or fulfilling to the senses. Sexuality is merely one part of our sensuality and the distinction is an important one to make. Sensuality is not limited by sexuality. Sensuality is about passion for life. It’s about finding depth in every moment and savoring every last drop of beauty that flows from it. When we live life sensually, it is as if we are making love to each moment. And why shouldn’t we? Making love has been boxed into a definition that is synonymous with physical sex, but what if you were to implement lovemaking into all things, every pursuit, every moment? True love-making – NOT just the physical act of intercourse. In order to make, give and receive love in every aspect of life, the key energies of vulnerability and strength (Yin and Yang) are required. Our vulnerability allows us to touch the depths of life - but it is our strength that allows us to handle these depths with grace and gratitude. We open ourselves to joy and wisdom that only comes with experiencing life fully from all five senses. Approach THIS moment and every moment from here on out as though it was your beloved. Caress it. Nurture it. Experience it fully. And, don’t take it for granted. THIS moment, right now, will never happen again. Have you made love to it? Andrea Jayne Martin, STHA, CYT, of Selah® Holistic Wellness can be reached at 720-441-4088 or See ad page 8.

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Light at the End of the Tunnel: Surviving Divorce Divorce is hard, staring down the barrel of all the years you spent together, feeling the weight of your decisions. Divorce is loneliness, fear and cataloging your entire life and deciding what you get to take with you. If you have children, they will crave answers as to why their lives are shifting. Custody of children and pets must be determined. And all the financial and physical wealth you’ve gained as a team must be divided to both parties’ satisfaction. There is usually anger somewhere – if the anger is yours, don’t give in to it. Divorce doesn’t have to be a brutal fight, desperately wrestling every ounce you can from the other party. In the end, none of that stuff will matter. Fighting with each other over Tupperware, Aunt Helen’s tea cozies, and a pizza cutter won’t truly make either of you feel better. “Winning” one of these items might feel good in the moment, but dragging out proceedings over every object will leave you both hurting more. Even though you are divorcing, remember, not all the times were bad. This person is someone you once loved. You planned a future with. You have inside jokes and funny stories. The relationship didn’t work, and that’s ok, but don’t lose sight of all you gained from the marriage. If you have kids, they are watching how you treat their other parent. No matter how long and hard the divorce seems, it will end. You will walk out the other side with an internal push for change. Cutting your hair, buying all new furniture, a need to pull all of the pieces together immediately can lead to trouble. Do these things mindfully and responsibly. Divorce is a fresh start. It can be scary, but it’s usually for the best. Kelly Chisholm helps you with divorce on your terms. Contact her at or see ad page 13. 10

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Ozone Treatment for Hair and Scalp Ozone treatment is a scalp and hair procedure widely used in Germany, Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, Cuba and Eastern Europe. It is a 20-30-minute, pain-free treatment that confers six benefits:


Reduces hair loss caused by aging, hormonal changes, dietary deficiencies, and/or underlying medical and psychological factors by infusing the hair with water-soluble O3 molecules to stimulate production of hair cells and improve blood flow around the hair follicle;


Fights dandruff which is characterized by severe itching and flaking of the scalp. Ozone can stabilize the scalp by killing bacteria and fungus without damaging the scalp skin and hair;


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Handling Grief During the Holidays The Holidays can be an especially tough time to face the loss of a loved one, and even friends and acquaintances may wonder how best to “be with” someone whom is grieving at this time of year. For yourself or others, know that grieving alone heals nothing. Healing happens in community. Here are some tips.

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Be open to invitations, say “Yes!” Invite/include other lonely persons in your plans as supporting others’ lessens our own suffering. Create one new tradition this year, maybe something that you always wanted to try. Nutcracker with a friend, Holiday Lights at Denver Botanic Gardens, or even a Grieving Class!


If possible, honor your missing loved one at the table - set a space with a picture to bring them into the celebration and stimulate warm memories.


Know that all firsts are frightening, and with each one you accomplish, you are moving forward. Choose to find the joy in the moment.

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Breath and Urine Tests Detect Breast Cancer Early-stage breast cancer can be accurately detected via a simple breath test and urine sample, report researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in Israel. Using electronic nose sensors and gas-chromatography mass spectrometry to analyze breath and urine, respectively, they were able to identify biomarkers for breast cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer for women worldwide. “Our new approach… with inexpensive, commercially available processes, is noninvasive, accessible and may be easily implemented in a variety of settings,” says study co-author Yehuda Zeiri, Ph.D. Mammography, the common screening test for breast cancer, is typically 75 to 85 percent accurate, a figure that drops for full-bodied women and those with dense breast tissue. Dualenergy digital mammography is more accurate, but increases radiation exposure, and MRIs are more expensive. The Israeli research, published in the journal Computers in Biology and Medicine, compared breath and urine samples taken from 85 women with breast cancer and 81 healthy women. The electronic e-nose device, picking up on a unique breath pattern, detected cancer cells accurately 95 percent of the time. The urine test proved 85 percent accurate. “With further study, it may also be possible to analyze exhaled breath and urine samples to identify other cancer types, as well,” says Zeiri.

Pumpkin Compounds Inhibit Cancer Growth In addition to being tasty, autumn’s pumpkin pie may also help prevent cancer. Two studies have confirmed the ability of certain nutrients in pumpkins to inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Researchers from the Italian Institute of Food Science found that carotenoid compounds from pumpkins delayed the growth of human colorectal cancer and bone cancer cells by an average of 40 percent. In China, Harbin Medical University researchers found that a polysaccharide compound from pumpkins halted the growth of human liver cancer cells.

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End Game

Extinctions of Threatened Species Continue

Roundup Rebuke Monsanto to Pay $289 Million to Cancer Victim

A California jury has found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson, 46, a pest control manager for the Benicia Unified School District, in California, near San Francisco. His was the first claim to go to trial alleging that Roundup and other glyphosatebased weed killers cause cancer. The company was ordered to pay $289 million in damages—$39 million compensatory and $250 punitive. Monsanto, recently acquired as a unit of the German conglomerate Bayer, faces more than 5,000 similar lawsuits across the U.S.


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The death of the world’s last male northern white rhino has rendered the species functionally extinct, which means the only hope of reviving the population is through in vitro fertilization. World Wildlife Fund head of campaigns Colin Butfield calls this a “uniquely bad situation.” Two other animals, the vaquita, a very rare porpoise discovered in 1958, and the Javan rhino are facing the same fate. Many other species, including the Sumatran rhino, black rhino, Amur leopard, forest elephant and Bornean orangutan are considered critically endangered, some with fewer than 100 individuals left. The International Union for Conservation of Nature currently considers 5,583 species of plant, mammal, bird, amphibian and marine life critically endangered.

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Notice how you compare from a place of deficiency. We try to keep up with the Joneses but the competition is all in our heads. When we compare ourselves to others (or someone does it for us, by “shoulding” on us), we feel less powerful, less important, inadequate, unsure about who we are and what we’ve done. You can’t possibly feel gratitude when you are focused on lack. That race is simply unwinnable.


Focus on present self and the glass is already half-full. You are valuable; you have important contributions to make to the world; and you are the reason someone has a smile on her face or an extra tip in his pocket. You are special and unique, so have gratitude simply for who you are, as you are, every day. How many ways can you find to be grateful about yourself?

An “attitude of gratitude” affects everything. When you focus each day on things, people and situations you appreciate, that positive flow of energy will extend to other areas of your life. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to automatically think in terms of gratitude and appreciation? Instead of feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt, you will experience your life as full and rich and vibrant, looking forward to even more. Excerpted from “Moving Toward Happy” by Terry Chriswell, author and co-publisher of Natural Awakenings. She can be reached at November 2018


Eco-Packaging Progress Report

Innovative Uses of Pulp, Paper and Mushrooms by Avery Mack

Manufacturers need to protect their products from damage and theft, and also want them to stand out on retail shelves. A common result has been hard-to-open containers relying on excessive cardboard and plastic. Today, more manufacturers are responding to consumer requests for less packaging, making it easier on both people and the planet.


hether shopping online or in a local store, more eco-friendly options are available and they’re worth seeking out. In grocery stores, look for cellophane packaging made from corn, wheat or potatoes that replaces traditional plastic packaging used for candy, spices, nuts, produce and bath products. Cellulose, made from sustainably harvested wood pulp, one of nature’s most abundant materials, makes for a sturdy bio- and marine-degradable bag that is suitable for home composting. Resistant to oil, fat and grease, it is also microwavable and oven-safe at low temperatures. Fenugreen uses antibacterial, antifungal spices infused into a tea that is soaked into clean, biodegradable FreshPaper. It works in conjunction with store packaging or storage containers to keep bread, fruit, vegetables and cheese fresh. Kavita Shukla, founder and CEO, says, “Each paper lasts about a month. A distinct, maple-like scent says the paper is actively working to keep food fresh two to four times longer than usual, preventing food waste due to spoilage.” Quinn Snacks’ revolutionary Pure Pop Bag of microwave popcorn contains no genetically modified corn, synthetic


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chemicals or plastic coatings, so unlike other brands, its packaging is compostable and biodegradable. Consumers add the included salt and spices after the popping, allowing the addition of natural ingredients while maintaining the integrity of the food’s natural oil and flavor. Food carry-out used to mean polystyrene (Styrofoam) containers, but now consumers have the safer option of pulp products that break down completely in backyard compost heaps or through commercial recycling. The pulp comes from North American-sourced hardwoods, which reduces its travel footprint and supports environmentally aware suppliers. Mycelium, another Styrofoam substitute, uses mushroom roots as glue to hold together other sustainable, compostable agriculture byproducts like corn stalks. The result creates shipping materials that cradle wine bottles, computers and other fragile items to prevent breakage. In beauty products, look for refillable glass jars. While glass is endlessly recyclable, it carries a large carbon footprint. Glass is heavy and must be transported, sometimes out of state, to reach a treat-

ment plant. Furnaces capable of melting glass containers must run nonstop at about 2,600 degrees Fahrenheit. Taking the time to refill glass jars saves energy and prevents greenhouse gas emissions. Some personal products such as deodorant are available in paper pushup tubes. Standard plastic tubes can be difficult to empty completely and are sometimes made of more than one type of plastic, which makes them non-recyclable. Eco-friendly packaging can be especially challenging for small businesses. Katherine Dexter, owner of Wild House Body Care, in College Station, Texas, says, “I needed a green product that was oilproof and waterproof. One of the best I’ve found for wrapping solid lotion bars is an unbleached, soy waxed paper. It works as effectively as paraffin-coated waxed paper and is 100 percent biodegradable.” She uses sustainable and natural materials for all of her product packaging. As part of the adult coloring book craze, Najeeb Kahn, founder of the Monthly Coloring Club, noticed books were shipped shrink-wrapped, so the club has switched to compostable and recycled rigid cardboard mailers. Online mattress sales have increased from a 5 percent market share in 2016 to 10 percent in 2017, thanks to moneyback guarantees, free in-home trials and innovative compressed mattress-in-a-box delivery. A mattress is squashed to fit in a box measuring 18 by 44 inches; about the size of a medium file cabinet. One person can easily carry it up stairs or around corners. Released from the box, the foam mattress expands to normal size in eight to 12 hours. The cardboard package can be reused or recycled. Email manufacturers to either congratulate them on better choices or complain about excess. Each purchase voices an opinion. Let’s make it count. Connect with the freelance writer via

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ave you been looking for a way to connect with your soul? This book is a beautiful exploration into finding your soul’s voice through the guidance of Catherine Grace Landry from the message of a dying man. We learn with her as she explores her soul and how it wandered out at the age of six, only coming back when there was an alignment with her human and soul agendas. At the age of 56, she has learned the respect and understanding required to connect with the soul, and the moments where her life was in harmony with it. She states “the soul knows what it needs to do, and we need to follow its agenda, even when we cannot see the connections.” This spiritual, non-religious guidebook reveals to us the ways we complicate our lives and how, by trusting and listening to our soul’s voice, we can simplify and harmonize. I will take the messages from this book into my life as I pursue what my own soul wants me to know. “If you are stuck and unable to move on an issue allow your soul to nudge you to shift your perspective. Learn to trust in this. Take it one step at a time.” If I’ve learned anything from this book, it is that we all have time to find our souls. Available on or Amazon. com. Hannah Thomas is an intern with Mile High Natural Awakenings, studying English Writing at University of Colorado Denver.

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Supercharge Your Immune System

Natural Ways to Stay Healthy by Kathleen Barnes


ike many other health conditions, challenges to our immune systems are on the rise. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 26.5 million adults and kids have asthma, 50 million have allergies and up to 20 percent get the flu each year. Catching a cold is common, with U.S. adults generally coping with two or three a year and children about twice as many. As many as 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, celiac and lupus, costing $100 billion a year to treat, which is nearly twice the amount spent on cancer care, according to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association. Initial statistics released 20 years ago estimated that 9 million Americans had autoimmune diseases; a 16

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five-fold increase since then illustrates the magnitude of the problem. People that are free of some degree of immune system dysfunction are relatively uncommon.

Identified Culprits

“We are absolutely seeing a rise in immune disorders,” says Michael T. Murray, a doctor of naturopathy in Lyons, Colorado, and author of Chronic Candidiasis: Your Natural Guide to Healing with Diet, Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, Exercise and Other Natural Methods. “Many factors are responsible for the increase.” He cites the most notable as the widespread use of antibiotics and pesticides; dietary factors, including too much sugar; decreased intake of essential vitamins and minerals; overconsumption of calories in general; lifestyle

factors like not getting enough sleep or exercise; excessive alcohol; stress; and exposure to cigarette smoke. “The microbiome—the bacterial structure that supports a strong immune system—is largely inherited from the mother during a vaginal birth,” says Sayer Ji, of Miami, Florida, founder of, sponsor of the 2017 Immune Defense Summit and a member of the National Health Federation’s board of governors. “The rising number of Caesarean sections, at nearly one-third of all U.S. births, up from 18 percent in 1997, deprives infants of those naturally occurring bacteria, and can result in immune deficiencies at an early age.” Low-level chronic stress of the kind that occurs in everyday modern life is a leading underlying factor in immune system compromise, says natural health and healing expert Dr. Deepak Chopra, of Carlsbad, California, author of The Healing Self: A Revolutionary New Plan to Supercharge Your Immunity and Stay Well for Life. Along with emotional stress, he points to any kind of inner or outer challenge that pulls us off center. Everyone experiences some stress every day; when unrelieved, it’s been widely shown to have a huge negative impact on our health. “Imbalance can be negative or positive, and so can stress,” says Chopra. “Winning the lottery is just

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as stressful as going through a divorce. So the challenge isn’t to achieve static balance, but to successfully thrive in stressful surroundings.”

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Medical science now generally agrees that the greatest part of the immune system resides in the gut. “We need those trillions of bacteria that live in the digestive tract. Without them, we are unable to defend ourselves from all types of assaults, including the autoimmune diseases, in which the body turns upon itself,” says Ji. “The immune system lines the large and small intestines,” says Dr. Susan Blum, of Rye Brook, New York, author of The Immune System Recovery Plan: A Doctor’s 4-Step Program to Treat Autoimmune Disease. “The microbes in the gut lining speak to the immune system. Anything that alters the microbes in negative ways—like antibiotics or viral illness, among others—can also negatively alter the immune system.”

Unavoidable Toxin

We can’t avoid the toxic exposure that underlies much of the immune dysfunction we are experiencing today, says Wendy Myers, a functional diagnostic nutritionist in Los Angeles, California, and author of Limitless Energy: How to Detox Toxic Metals to End Exhaustion and Chronic Fatigue. “Toxins, especially heavy metals like lead and mercury, are in the air, water and soil. Since we can’t escape them, we need to know how they are affecting us and work to neutralize them.” Experts agree that immune challenges can be neutralized and overcome with the right diet and lifestyle, stress management and appropriate supplements to restore and maintain the whole system balance needed to flourish in a world of our own making that stresses us on every level.

The Right Food

Eliminating wheat and dairy can end half of current immune system dysfunction through helping to repair the

microbiome and healing the immune system, Ji believes. As one example, “If my mom had known I was allergic to cow’s milk when I was a child, I wouldn’t have suffered for 20 years with bronchial asthma,” he says. An anti-inflammatory diet also speeds gut healing and strengthens the immune system, says Blum. Highlights of her

program for a basic clean-up include eliminating anything white (sugar and all products made with flour); eating quality fats (cold-pressed vegetable oils, nuts and seeds); protein (grass-fed beef, organic and free-range poultry, wild game and wild-caught fish); organic fruits and vegetables as much as possible and fermented foods daily; limiting and preferably eliminating dairy; and reading labels and banishing additives, chemicals and processed foods. According to CDC statistics, almost everyone has some level of immune dysfunction, so this clean-up diet will benefit most of us, Blum says. After a basic regimen of three weeks or longer, she recommends exploring an elimination and challenge diet in which gluten, dairy, corn, soy and eggs are all eliminated for three weeks. People with arthritis should also eliminate nightshades like tomatoes and potatoes. “Then add back in the eliminated foods one at a time and carefully note the body’s reaction. It’s not that hard to get a clear picture of what aggravates inflammation such as arthritis pain,” Blum says.

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o optimize your immune response’s vigor, as well subdue inflammation and enhance gut health, make these 3 simple self-care practices an essential part of your everyday routine: Morning smile and stretches. Upon waking, take 15 minutes to breathe deeply as you stretch a great big smile across your chest. Cherish each breath, smile in your heart and welcome the new day into every cell. Gently stretch your spine, hips, legs, feet, arms and hands. Tonify your vagus nerve by finishing a hot shower with a cold rinse to flush stress, fatigue, excess heat and toxins. Start the cold rinse over your head, face,

and chest. Next, let it stream down the neck and back, giving your kidneys and low back some extra time. End with a cold rinse over the bottoms of your feet. Vent your brain before bedrest by relaxing in a cozy space other than the bedroom in quiet solitude. Breathe in and out deeply, embracing gratitude in your heart and freeing your mind to replay the day’s events. DO NOT THINK, just let your brain empty of clutter. When ready, retire to bed and enjoy restful sleep. Debra Lin Allen of Chi Wellness, The Center of Qigong in Denver, can be reached at 720-427-0406 or DebraLin. See ad page 6. November 2018


The Right Supplements “High-quality vitamin and mineral supplements are foundational to immune health,” Murray says. “Vitamins C, E and B and selenium are especially important.”

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Prebiotics and probiotics: Prebiotics, plant fibers that ferment in the colon helping to increase desirable bacteria in the gut, and probiotics, live beneficial bacteria, help restore balance in the microbiome, effectively feeding and strengthening the immune system. Myers suggests that declining levels of friendly bacteria in the gut may actually mark the onset of chronic degenerative disease. Vitamin D: Several studies, including one from Israel, have

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“Digestive enzymes are key to restoring gut health, and thereby healing the immune system. They’re useful in reducing immunemediated inflammation in autoimmune disorders,” Murray explains. Raw foods, especially pineapple and papaya, are good sources of digestive enzymes. They’re also available as supplements.

shown that people with the highest vitamin D levels have the lowest number of upper respiratory infections. “To ensure optimal vitamin D status, many health advocates, myself included, are recently advocating daily dosages of 2,000 to 5,000 international units (IU), even in apparently healthy adults,” Murray says.  

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naturally occurring in the cell walls of grains, bacteria, yeast, algae and fungi. Natural sources include oats, barley, seaweed, and shitake and reishi mushrooms. In supplements, look for products extracted by fermentation if grain or yeast is a concern. These sugars are known to help prevent and shorten durations of colds and flu and provide relief for allergies and sinus congestion, and may help regulate an overactive immune response in cases of autoimmune disorders. Both internal and external factors can affect us all the way to the cellular level. Chopra says, “You are talking to your genes all the time, and what you say affects every cell in your body. Through lifestyle choices, you can make healing decisions rather than damaging ones.” Kathleen Barnes is the author of numerous natural health books including The Calcium Lie: What Your Doctor Still Doesn’t Know, with Dr. Robert Thompson. Connect at



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Plant-Based Pies for Every Palate


by Judith Fertig

ratitude for the bounty in our lives has been a constant in every American Thanksgiving since the Pilgrims’ first celebration at Plymouth Plantation. What has changed is the menu. Many holiday hosts today wish to be inclusive and respect everyone’s increasingly restrictive dietary needs. A few dishes that offer naturally gluten-free, paleo and plant-based options never go amiss, especially when we’re talking pie. It’s easy to make a plant-based pie—think pumpkin, sweet potato and chocolate. As a bonus, many vegan pies can be made ahead and actually taste better the next day.

The Crust

A mellow nut crust might be the best way to go; pecans or almonds, sweetened with dates, crumbled in the food processor and

pressed into a pie pan. It’s deliciously easy and can be made the day before, always a plus at holiday time. Gluten-free vanilla, chocolate or gingersnap cookie crumbs, mixed with a little coconut oil pressed into the pan, can serve as an alternative to nuts.

The Filling

The freshest filling makes the freshesttasting pie. Winter vegetables such as squash, small sugar or pie pumpkins or sweet potatoes can be baked in the oven and puréed in the food processor days ahead of time. Or, make the purées weeks ahead and freeze them, ready to thaw for a recipe. Award-winning cookbook author Deborah Madison, author of Seasonal Fruit Desserts: From Orchard, Farm, and Market, in Galisteo, New Mexico, preheats her oven to 375° F. “Cut the squash in

half, the pumpkins into quarters, scrape out the seeds and brush the cut surfaces with a vegetable oil such as sunflower or safflower,” she suggests. “Place the squash or pumpkins cut-side-down on a sheet pan. Prick sweet potatoes all over with a fork. Bake the vegetables until tender, about 40 minutes,” says Madison. When baked, scoop out the flesh, discard the rinds or skin and purée the flesh in a food processor. About two cups of purée equals a 15-ounce can of pumpkin, sweet potato or butternut squash. Pies made with fresh purées will have a lighter color and flavor. Madison says she prefers natural sweeteners. “Honey and maple syrup are so dynamic—they’re more like foods in their own right than just sweeteners.” Maple and date sugars give pies a deep, caramelized flavor. Always taste test during preparation, recommends Alissa Saenz, of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, who blogs at She loves a big dose of chai spices and little dose of sweetener in her Vegan Chai-Spiced Sweet Potato Pie. But pie is personal. “I recommend tasting your batter to decide if you’d prefer a little more or less of each,” she says.

Finishing Touches

An ethereal cloud of coconut whipped cream can taste just as delicious as the dairy version, says vegan baker and cookbook author Fran Costigan, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She refrigerates a 14-ounce can of unsweetened, full-fat coconut milk for at least 24 hours. After opening it, she spoons out only the solid coconut cream into a chilled bowl, saving the remaining liquid coconut milk for another use. She whips the coconut cream with an electric mixer until fluffy, adding a natural sweetener and vanilla extract if desired. It all makes for a perfectly healthy plant pie. Judith Fertig writes award-winning cookbooks plus foodie fiction from Overland Park, KS ( November 2018


Press the date mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pan. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Adapted from a recipe by Nava Atlas, of Hudson Valley, NY, vegan cookbook author of Vegan Express: 160 Fast, Easy, & Tasty Plant-Based Recipes.

The crust takes minutes to make and then press into a pie pan.

Remove the dates from the water and pat dry. Place the dates, pecans and salt in the bowl of a food processor and blend until the mixture sticks together.


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Spoon the entire can of coconut milk into a saucepan. Over medium heat, stir and bring to a simmer until small bubbles form around the perimeter of the pan.

Whisk by hand until the mixture becomes smooth, shiny and dark. Pour into the prepared crust.

Yields: One nine-inch pie crust

Soak the dates in hot water for 10 minutes.

mixing bowl. Spoon the almond butter on top of the chocolate chips. Set aside.

Pour the hot coconut milk over the chocolate chips and almond butter. Make sure all the chocolate is covered with the hot milk. Let it sit for three to five minutes to melt the chocolate.

Vegan Pecan-Date Pie Crust

1½ cups pitted dates, preferably Medjool, coarsely chopped 1½ cups chopped pecans ¼ tsp sea salt 2 tsp coconut oil

Natural Awakenings recommends using organic, non-GMO (genetically modified) and non-bromated ingredients whenever possible.

No-Bake Vegan Chocolate Pie Yields: Filling for one nine-inch vegan pecan-date pie crust 18 oz vegan or dairy-free chocolate chips 1 (14-oz) can unsweetened, full-fat coconut milk ½ cup almond or cashew butter Place the chocolate chips in a medium

Refrigerate the completed pie until it is firm and ready to serve. Inspired by and adapted from recipes by Nava Atlas, at, Fran Costigan at and Ashley Adams, who blogs at


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Lightly oil the bottom and sides of a nineinch pie or springform pan.

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SAFE DRINKING WATER Home Systems to Purify H2O

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mericans trust bottled more than tap water, but that confidence might work better if reversed. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) notes that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) monitors tap water for more than 90 contaminants, and it must meet the strict standards of the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974. Nationally distributed bottled water, under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, isn’t as carefully or frequently checked. A quarter of all bottled water is actually filtered tap water, reports the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Concern about safe tap water is relatively recent—in the 1960s, for instance, people worried more about fluoridation than contamination. But since 1990, partly driven by bottled water ads, Gallup polls have shown tap water concerns rising; 63 percent of us now worry about our drinking water “a great deal”. Bottled water is usually safe to drink, but isn’t environmentally friendly. Plastic bottle production in the U.S. requires 17.6 million barrels of oil annually, reports the nonprofit Riverkeeper; plus the energy used to transport it to market, refrigerate it and collect the empties equals filling the bottles a quarter full of oil. Then, 77 percent of discards end up in the landfill. the Earth Day Network reports. Retail costs range from 89 cents a serving to $8 a gallon for designer water, averaging $1.11 a gallon, compared to .002 cents per gallon for tap water.

What’s in Tap Water

Legitimate concerns about tap water exist, mostly because homes built before 1986 likely

have lead in their pipes, solder and fixtures, possibly contaminating municipally sourced water. Well water is also susceptible to outside contamination from chemicals and microorganisms that must be monitored. Because lead accumulates in stagnated water in pipes, run the water until it gets as cold as possible; up to two minutes if the taps haven’t been turned on in six hours or more. Other chemicals found in tap water include low levels of chlorine, arsenic, nitrates, atrazine, perchlorate and pathogens, reports the NRDC. Pharmaceutical products can also get into tap water, warns the World Health Organization (WHO). A recent study from the EWG and Northeastern University, in Boston, showed small quantities of toxic chemicals in tap water serving 15 million Americans in 27 states.

Filter Options

Filters can allay tap water worries from municipal or well supplies. Several types—tapmounted, under-sink and pitchers—are effective and affordable, ranging from $20 to $300. Seek filters certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) testing agency that check for specific contaminants of concern. NSF-42 coding certifies filters that improve water taste and remove both chlorine and particulate matter. NSF-53 is more stringent and requires removal of metals and harmful chemicals. The highest standard, NSF-401, covers filters that eliminate bacteria, pesticides/herbicides and residue from drugs like ibuprofen. Activated carbon filters, which require regular replacement cartridges, remove

large particles like sediment and silt. Reverse osmosis filters remove dissolved inorganic solids (including salts) by pushing tap water through a semi-permeable membrane. Ultraviolet water purification is effective at treating bacteria and viruses, but not contaminants such as chlorine, volatile organic compounds or heavy metals. Charcoal pitcher filters are the most common, easiest to use and least expensive, although cartridges add to the cost and are only effective for processing about 40 gallons each. To save money, DIY products allow individuals to refill used cartridges with new activated charcoal. Filter pitchers need to be cleaned regularly because the charcoal can leak, producing mildew, calcium and grime. Faucet-mounted models are easy to install and can be switched easily from filtered to unfiltered water (e.g., for washing up). Under-sink filters and cartridges are effective for up to 200 gallons, but more challenging to install. Connecting to refrigerators and ice makers makes installation more complex, and leakage can be an issue; countertop filters take up space, but are less likely to clog. Consumer Reports says reverse osmosis filters are effective at removing contaminants, but can operate slowly, consume cabinet space, need periodic cleaning with bleach and create three to five gallons of wastewater for every gallon filtered. WHO indicates that conventional municipal water treatment processes can remove about half of the compounds associated with pharmaceutical drugs. Advanced treatment like reverse osmosis and nanofiltration can be more efficient, removing up to 99 percent of large pharmaceutical molecules. The first step is a water test. Some state and local health departments offer free test kits and they are also sold at hardware stores. Certified laboratories test tap water samples, with information often available from the local water provider. Find a state-by-state list of certified labs plus program contacts at The EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline is 800-426-4791. Jim Motavalli, of Fairfield, CT, is an author, freelance journalist and speaker specializing in clean automotive and other environmental topics. Connect at



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by Ronica O’Hara


yths abound regarding proper hydration—many of them encouraged by purveyors of bottled water. Gauge personal hydration know-how by answering these true-or-false questions.


If we’re thirsty, we’re already dehydrated.

True. Our kidneys let us know when we need water by sending a “thirsty” message to the brain. “If you ignore that warning, it will go away and other symptoms will occur, such as headache, brain fog, muscle cramps and dry, cool skin, making the dehydration more serious,” warns Chiropractor Livia Valle, of Valins Chiropractic, in Smithtown, New York.

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We must drink eight glasses of water every day.

False. Eating fruits and vegetables also bolsters hydration (watermelon and spinach are almost 100 percent water by weight), as do milk, juice and herbal tea, advises the Mayo Clinic.


It’s impossible to overhydrate.

False. Although rare, hyponatremia can result from some diseases, medications and consuming too much water too quickly, causing sodium (salt) levels to plummet; this can lead to nausea and coma, to which marathon runners can be prone (


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Electrolyte-enhanced drinks beat out water.

False. Experts say that for most people most of the time, plain water hydrates just as well, which is good news, considering the sugar and artificial dyes in Gatorade and similar electrolyte drinks. Even for athletes, hydrating with electrolytes is called for only after more than an hour of intense, sweaty exercise, according to the American College of Sports Medicine. If concerned about hydrating on an active, steamy day, consider stirring additive- and sugar-free electrolyte tablets or powder into water.

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False. A UK University of Birmingham study of 50 people that drank three to six cups of coffee daily found no significant effects on hydration—perhaps because the water in coffee and tea makes up for any dehydrating effects.

The volume of urine is a better hydration indicator than its color.

True. “Urine color varies based on many factors, including diet,” says exercise physiologist Mary Jayne Rogers, Ph.D., of Albuquerque, New Mexico. “But if you are not producing much urine, it can be a sign that your body is clinging to water and may need more.”


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Columbine Communicators Toastmasters Club–7-8:30pm. 1 st & 3rd Tuesdays ea month. Toastmasters operates clubs worldwide to promote communication, public speaking, and leadership skills. JeffCo Sheriff Station, 11139 Bradford Rd, Littleton. Guests welcome. Info Jillian Gibson at or Guided Sitting Meditation:The Cycle of Life–6-7pm. As the year ends, reflect on all that has been and all that will be. $15-$18. Register

FRI NOV 9 Psychic Fair–Fri-Sun. 2nd & 4th weekends ea month. 1923 N Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood open 11am-6pm; 4900 W 46th Ave, Denver location open10am-7pm. $1.50/min; 30 min minimum on all psychic readings and services (exceptions apply). Pre-reg or drop in.

Healing Hands of Nature: Basic First Aid with Plants– 3-5pm. Learn about the plants we have in our mountain ranges that can help in an emergency backcountry situation. $40-$44. Register $15 Trance Medium Healings–7:30-9pm. Receive a channeled healing .Come with a healing intention and release pain, mental blocks, and spiritual imbalances. Offered in-person & over-the-phone. Schedule online. Happy Holidays or are they?–6-8pm.Join us for a Free workshop on allowing Grief and Gratitude to co-exist. Explore ways to help you smile at the memories, never forgetting a single one, re-personalize your celebrations. November 9th, 6-8 pm. Healing Heart Center of Littleton, 5808 S Rapp Street #155. RSVP

SAT NOV 10 Let’s Get Stoned: A Gemstone Exploration–7-9pm. 2nd Sat ea month. Identify your stones and what spiritual guidance/healing they can give you. New instructor/ topics/crystals for each class. $12pp, $20/couple (pre pay). Full Moon Books, 4900 W 46th Ave, Denver. Tix Pet Energy Healings–12-3pm. Healthy or ill, a pet energy healing has many benefits for both the pet and its owner; strengthen the bond, removes energetic blocks, release pain or discomfort. Bring your pet or photo. $20/pet. By Appt. Journey Within 777 S Wadsworth Blvd Bldg 2 #108, Lakewood. Anita Destino, 720-413-7303, $25 Pet Readings–11am. Improve your relationship with your companion animal! Clarify relational dynamics and negotiate issues. All species welcome. Offered over-the-phone on 2nd & 4th Sat ea month. Natural Blood Sugar Balance with Plenty of Sweetness–10:30-noon. Learn about the nutritional science and practices that support the use of plants to nourish and create internal equilibrium with blood sugar and insulin for optimal health. $41-$6. Register


Veteran’s Day TUES NOV 13 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 The Women’s Way to Health, Wealth, and Happiness Meetup–7-9pm. Join Kathy Mason and Tryna Cooper for informative presentations and discussions on heart-based business and conscious, healthy lifestyles. Available live stream on Zoom-RSVP req’d. Donation. Info Tryna 303550-4223 or Kathy 720-938-2536 Creating Your Own Signature Scent–6-8 p.m. Learn the basics of essential oil blending to create your own signature roll-on perfume. Learn to balance top, heart, and base fragrance notes. Calculate the proper essential oil concentration to safely build your own natural blend. $48-$55. Register

FRI NOV 16 Sacred Drumming Circle, Sound Celebration & Meditation–7-9pm. Fill yourself with appreciation and celebration using sound, breath and mindfulness in the energy of the circle. Bring snack and instruments. $10. Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695 Y12SR–7-8:30pm. Y12SR is a 12-step recovery meeting and yoga practice for those dealing with their own addictions, and/or the addictive behavior of others. ALL inclusive. Donation. Outlaw Yoga Littleton, 259 W Main St. Info

SAT NOV 17 Public Andean Despacho Ceremony–4-6pm. This Ceremony is a way to connect at a deep soul level to achieve release through an offering burned in gratitude. No exp req’d. Free. Jefferson Unitarian Church 14350 W 32nd Ave, Golden.

SUN NOV 18 Richard Rudis Gong Bath–7-8:30pm. Dynamic meditative sound vibrational experience leads to well-being, emotional balance, cellular healing and spiritual awareness. Bring a pillow, mat, and blanket. Info Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 West 59th, Arvada. 303-7316695.

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WITH LYNN VAN PRAAGH-GRATTON & ELISA MALANGONE THURSDAY NOV 1ST, 6-9 PM Gifted and heart-centered spiritual mediums Lynn Van PraaghGratton and Elisa Malangone deliver powerful and purposeful messages from beyond; an opportunity for magnificent healing, love and compassion. Lynn features her new book “The Hand II” and her Spiritual Tea line. Dinner/appetizers/cocktails available for purchase. Recommended arrive 6pm to ensure all ordering complete before readings begin. Mercury Cafe 2821, 2199 California St, Denver. Tickets or


Monday through Thursday, November 5-8; 9am-5:30pm Authentic Tantra Training for individuals looking to enhance their own understanding & application of Tantra, as well as for those in pursuit of a professional Tantric practice. This hands-on training covers Tantric Philosophy & Chakra Education, Tantric Techniques, Energetic Boundaries, and our Trademarked 6-Session Framework for Individuals & Couples. Selah® Sessions are non–sexual holistic immersions designed to deepen internal & external awareness and connection. Experience in energy work, massage therapy, or yoga is welcomed but not mandatory. Info/RSVP, call 720-739-0422 or

TUES NOV 20 Columbine Communicators Toastmasters Club–78:30pm. 1st & 3rd Tues ea month. Toastmasters operates clubs worldwide to promote communication, public speaking, and leadership skills. JeffCo Sheriff Station, 11139 Bradford Rd, Littleton. Guests welcome. Info Jillian Gibson at or

WED NOV 21 Peruvian Shamanic Journey Circle–6:30-8:30pm. No exp nec! Journeying is an essential skill of shamanism and opens the door to direct insight from spirit. Bring curiosity and open heart. Safe, comfortable environment. Free. Jefferson Unitarian Church 14350 W. 32nd Ave, Golden.


Happy Thanksgiving! FRI NOV 23 Psychic Fair–Fri-Sun. 2nd & 4th weekends ea month. 1923 N Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood open 11am-6pm; 4900 W 46th Ave, Denver location open10am-7pm. $1.50/min; 30 min minimum on all psychic readings and services (exceptions apply). Pre-reg or drop in. Blossoms of Light–thru Jan 1. Annual holiday lights extravaganza transforms York Street location into a twinkling winter wonderland. New features, brighter and more expansive than ever before. $11-$21.


November 23 – January 1 at Denver Botanic Gardens A signature event for over three decades, this annual holiday lights extravaganza transforms the York Street location into a twinkling winter wonderland. With fresh and exciting new features, along with some fan favorites, this year’s display will be brighter and more expansive than ever before. Come to this family-friendly event that has become a holiday tradition for thousands of Front Range families. Tickets are $11-$21 at

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


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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Full Moon Drumming Circle–7-8:30pm. Join Marco Di Ferreira, Yogi and musician, for a full moon drumming circle. No exp nec. Bring any percussion instrument or just yourself! Suggested $10. Outlaw Yoga Littleton, 259 W Main St.

SAT NOV 24 Small Business Saturday–Shop Small with For Heaven’s Sake on this annual holiday shopping tradition that gets Denver/surrounding communities out in support of their favorite small businesses. Discounts storewide. 4600 W 46th Ave, Denver, 1923 N Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood. Holistic Healing and Psychic/Intuitive Fair–11am5pm. Complementary healing modalities such as massage, shamanic, reiki, sound healing, and healing touch. Readers include angel, tarot, intuitive, and astrological. $20/20 min or as offered. Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-7316695 Autumn 5 Virtues Qigong Self-Healing Retreat– thru Sun. A soulful program of practices to integrate 5 essential natural laws into daily living for emotional balance, harmony, healing, whole health, unending vigor, and joyful self-expression. No exp nec. $350. 720-427-0406,

MON NOV 26 We Are Change Open Mic Night–6-10pm. Uniting our local grassroots activist community for an evening of food, music, interviews, headliners, poetry and dancing. This is powerful!

TUES NOV 27 Begin Your Qigong Lifestyle–6-8pm, 9 wkly classes. Build practice of proper qigong self-care, inner alchemy and chi nutrition to eliminate stress, reverse aging, and thrive in vibrant health and joy! $495. Chi Wellness, Denver. Debra Lin Allen 720-427-0406,

WED NOV 28 Shmaya Gathering w/JoAnne Palladino–7-8:30pm. Experience Shmaya, an illumined, channeled presence that attunes you to the love and light within. $20. 2055 S Oneida St, #330, Denver. RSVP 303-263-0679 or

looking ahead CHECK DATES/TIMES Guided Meditations in December–During this busy time, remember to give to yourself. Meditation can transformation your life and create change. Let go of negativity and make room for the positive. Feel your health improve. Journey Within; 777 S Wadsworth Blvd Bldg 2 #108, Lakewood. Anita Destino 720-413-7303, or

DEC 4 & 18 Columbine Communicators Toastmasters Club–7-8:30pm. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays ea month. Toastmasters operates clubs worldwide to promote communication, public speaking, and leadership skills. JeffCo Sheriff Station, 111 3 9 B r a d f o r d R d , L i t t l e t o n . G u e s t s welcome. Info or

SAT DEC 8 Let’s Get Stoned: A Gemstone Exploration–7-9pm. 2 nd Sat ea month. Identify the spiritual guidance and healing your stones can give to you. New instructor/topics/ crystals for each class. $12pp, $20/couple (pre pay). Full Moon Books, 4900 W 46 th Ave, Denver. Tix

FRI DEC 14 Happy Holidays or are They?–6-8pm. Join us for a Free workshop on allowing Grief and Gratitude to co-exist. Explore ways to help you smile at the memories, never forgetting a single one, repersonalize your celebrations. November 9th, 6-8 pm. Healing Heart Center of Littleton, 5808 S Rapp Street #155. RSVP

DEC 14 & 28 Psychic Fair–Fri-Sun. 2nd & 4th wknds ea month. 1923 N Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood open 11am6pm; 4900 W 46th Ave, Denver open 10am-7pm. $1.50/minute; 30 min minimum on all psychic readings and services (exceptions apply). Pre-reg or drop in. See schedule

FRI DEC 21 Winter Solstice Celebration & ChanupaSacred Pipe Ceremony–6:30pm. Bring something to place on the altar during the ceremony such as a poem or short reading from your heart, apropos to the Winter Solstice. Suggested $30; rsvp in advance w/$10 deposit. Location w/reg. RSVP BJ at 303-808-4006.

SAT JAN 5, 2019 Intuitive Guide/Empath Support Training– 8-mos via weekly tele-classes, 12-2pm + 2 retreats in Santa Fe, NM with equines. Deeply transformational training for those wishing to start their own practice and all empaths. Limited space/Early bird discounts. Chantal Fidanza 505-438-1074, or

TUES JAN 15 Begin Your Qigong Lifestyle–6-8pm, 9 wks. Heart-centered practice in proper qigong selfcare, inner alchemy and chi nutrition. Eliminate stress, reverse aging and thrive in vibrant health and joy! $495. Chi Wellness, Denver. Debra Lin Allen 720.427.0406, D e b r a L i n . C h i We l l n e s s @ g m a i l . c o m ,

JAN 19-20 Empty Arms-Broken Hearts Workshop on Pregnancy and Loss–Share your story, heal, and learn to re-framing your story. Journaling, laughing, and moving together. $250. Healing Heart Center of Littleton, 5808 S Rapp St, #155. RSVP Lorane Wilson 970-903-5889 or

FEB 13-22 A Journey to Tantric Bliss: 10 Days in India–Join Judith Anne Condon and Swami Ganga in Khajuraho, India to share in Tantric Ritual morning and evening with your fellow journeyers. $500 Deposit. Payment plan avail. Info 303-630-9479 or

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Free Healing Therapy for Individuals with Cancer–Reiki and Healing Touch support mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Sign up for free sessions at one of our partner locations, or in-home for those too sick to travel, at

$60 Home & Business Healings–7-8:30pm. Got ghosts? Sleepless nights? Consistent household/ business conflict? These are great in times of transition! In Boulder or phone. Schedule

Intuitive One-One Support for Empaths–By appt. Channel your sensitivity to support your ultimate health, flow and empowerment. 2.5 hr session, plus 30min follow-up $350. 3 sessions $485. In person (Santa Fe, NM) or phone. Chantal Fidanza 505-438-1074,,

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,

mondays 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–7-8:30pm Performed by grad students. Enjoy an advanced skill set and ask questions about relationships, career, health, and more! Schedule at

wednesdays Energy Healings/Aura Clearing/Chakra Balancing–6-7pm. A healing is an energy clearing, release negative energy blocking growth and create the life you desire. $5/healing. Free for first timers. Journey Within; 777 S Wadsworth Blvd Bldg 2 #108, Lakewood. Anita Destino 720-413-7303 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

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$30 Psychic Readings–7-8:30pm. Performed by grad students. Enjoy an advanced skill set and ask questions about relationships, career, health, and more! Schedule FREE Aura and Chakra Healings–Drop-In betw/ 6-7pm. Receive 10 min cleanse and release negative thoughts, emotions, pain and fear. Get replenished with positive energy and feel great.

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

saturdays Qigong Movement–1-2:30pm. Fun group experience increases flexibility, strength, endurance, mental focus and calm. Suitable for folks healing & athletes seeking internal fortitude. $20/drop-in; $90/6 classes. Chi Wellness, The Center of Qigong, Denver. Debra Lin Allen 720-427-0406, DebraLin.

sundays Learn About Daoism Sunday Sermon–8:30am every Sunday. Daoism teaches joy. The Dao is a systematic approach to get in touch with your spirit. Dao House, 6120 CO-7, Estes Park, or online at for an inspiring talk. Community Tai Chi/Qigong–9am. Enjoy the relaxing and energizing effects of community meditative movements. Breath deep, increase strength and flexibility at the Dao House, 6120 CO-7, Estes Park.

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Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses. ~Alphonse Karr

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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.


HEALTH COACHING DAYBREAK HOLISTIC NUTRITION Elaine Brogan, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach (INHC) / 720-256-1336 Create a nourished life and transform your health through one-on-one coaching, personalized nutrition plans, and expert guidance. Feel balanced, beautiful, and empowered to take on your wellness goals. Achieve and maintain your ideal weight, discover the ideal foods for your body type, learn healing, seasonal recipes and remedies, and naturally improve your energy and mood. 3-6 month plans are designed for your unique needs. Call or see website to set up your free 1 hour consultation today.

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


Chantal Fidanza - Santa Fe, NM 505-438-1074 / Offering Intuitive Guide Certification, Tele-courses, Intuitive Healing Sessions, and Empath Support (both with and without equines) at my peaceful, mountain-view setting, or via phone. Everything I teach I continue to walk on my own path and offer with the intention of empowering others to merge with their divine light and to trust their own guidance and inner wisdom. Special support for empaths, those particularly sensitive to energy. Discounted Session Packages for ongoing support available.

No water, no life. No blue, no green. ~Sylvia Earle

303-819-2100 / The Royal Road to an experience of the Self starts with meditation and service to others. There is a scientific and very effective way of doing both using a method called Transmission Meditation. In this meditation our Elder Teachers send very high energies through our chakras which then get distributed to the world. It is simple, life changing and always free. Call for more information.

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 18.

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. November 2018


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November 2018 Mile High Natural Awakenings  

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

November 2018 Mile High Natural Awakenings  

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