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SHOP YOUR VALUES October 2013 | Denver/Boulder Mile High Edition | Cover Photo by Moodeous Photography

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

12 LOCAL INSIGHTS Mercury-Free vs Mercury-Safe Dentistry


by Tom Zyvoloski

What is EMF and How Does it Affect My Family’s Health by Karen Rice King


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Daily Choices Help Counter Climate Change by Christine MacDonald


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STARRY-EYED KIDS Clear Skies, Cool Nights Open Vast Vistas by Randy Kambic


TREKKING AS PILGRIMAGE A Literal Path to Personal Growth by Sarah Todd



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s we were preparing the October environment issue, the Front Range was inundated with rain and flooding with lives, homes, roads and livelihoods lost. Our thoughts and prayers are with our fellow Coloradoans during this difficult time. We will continue to post as much assistance and support information as we can on our Facebook page. Extreme weather events are becoming increasingly common as global average temperatures continue to climb. It reminds us of how miraculous and delicate life on this planet is. From Earth’s early anaerobic methane and CO2 atmosphere, to the rise of photosynthesis, to the chemical processes that allowed nitrogen fixation thus allowing complex life to exist. But only since the industrial revolution have humans dramatically altered the environment with global warming as one result. From polar ice and glaciers melting to enormous garbage piles floating in the Pacific; from Mercury in our fish (and dental amalgams) to genetically modified crops and monoculture, we must remember that we are ‘borrowing’ this planet from our children. One thing is clear-we can’t expect our elected leaders nor the corporate bigwigs to make the hard choices that might cut profits or cost votes in order to safeguard the planet’s health (especially since former stockbroker Sherree DeCovny ignited a firestorm regarding prevalence of psychopathology in corporate, political and financial leadership with her article “The Financial Psychopath Next Door,” CFA magazine March/April ’12). However, there are leaders big and small that DO have a conscience. People like Bill McKibben of, Jeffrey Smith of the Institute for Responsible Technology and 19-yearold Boyan Slat who devised the Ocean Array Plan, a project that could remove 7.25 million tons of plastic from the world’s oceans in just 5 years. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment initiated Colorado’s 10 Winnable Battles– public health and environmental priorities with large-scale impact and effective strategies to address them. Check it out: There are ways we can all make an impact. Consider investing in a solar system for your home (Golden Solar page 6), buy local products and services whenever possible and look up these websites for a plethora of ideas on “doing our part.”; or assets/100-ways.pdf What if we all tried one new thing each month that we find on Did you know that saving one napkin a day will keep 1 billion pounds of waste out of our landfills in a year? How easy are those tips? Definitely do-able. Let’s all do our part to save the planet, one napkin at a time.

newsbriefs Deva Premal & Miten Bring Sacred Mantras to Boulder


eva Premal & Miten will be in Boulder on October 13 with the sacred spirit of India’s ancient mantras at the Macky Auditorium Concert Hall. MantraFest 2013, the duo’s 25-city North American tour, features special guests Manose, Maneesh de Moor and The GuruGanesha Band. The couple fell in love playing meditation music together at an Indian ashram and have been sharing their love of that music with eclectic audiences across the globe ever since. For Premal, raised in the mystical traditions of the East, the spaces between the sounds are just as important as the music itself. “Music is nourishment, but then you have to give yourself time to take it in so you can reap its benefits,” she observes. “If ever we were to doubt that we are supported by the divine, we just have to turn around and look to see who is with us,” says Miten. Macky Auditorium, University Avenue & 17th St, Boulder. For tickets, visit See ad page 31.

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he 2nd Annual Golden Solar Tour of Solar Homes is on October 5 from 9am-4pm. Starting at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, maps direct the self-guided tour of 14 homes, allowing participants to see the installations firsthand while learning about costs, processes and the economic/environmental benefits of going solar. On Friday, October 4 from 4-8pm, a reception and silent auction includes complimentary Colorado wine and hors d’oeuvres at the Center. These events are open to the public and will feature the GREEN EXPO: Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Exhibits, Workshops and Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Round-Up. This local event is part of the 18th Annual National Solar Tour and they estimate that 160,000 people will visit 5,500 buildings in 3,200 communities across the U.S. The Solar Tour is coordinated nationally by the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) in conjunction with National Energy Awareness Month. See ad page 6.

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he third annual Whole Man Expo, in conjunction with The Athena Festival, takes place Sunday, November 10th from 9a.m. to 5:30p.m. at the Ramada Plaza Denver North in Northglenn. The entire family is welcome to attend, presented by Energy for Life. The Whole Man Expo, which honors and celebrates positive aspects of masculinity while offering programs that educate the public about issues facing contemporary men. This year’s featured presentations and panel discussions involve themes such as courage, aging, marriage enrichment, men’s groups, male aggression toward women, and ecology. The keynote address, offered by David Karchere, the Executive Director of Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, is on the topic of community building. Various forms of entertainment will be offered and vendors will be exhibiting their products and services throughout the day. $20pp. Questions Jim Sharon 303-796-7004 or Info and registration See ad page 22.


he Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism (CSCH) in Boulder is now taking applications for their new evening track, Fundamentals of Medical Herbalism Program, running January 6-Oct 8. In this popular 330-hour certificate-granting course, students learn field botany and plant identification; herbal pharmacy; physiology; Materia Medica; flower essences; and Vitalist nutrition. CSCH is dedicated to a comprehensive education in Traditional Western Herbalism, Vitalist Nature Cure and Integrated Vitalist Nutrition and Flower Essences Therapy. In addition, their Evergreen Center in Boulder, a public clinic, offers confidential, comprehensive natural wellness consultations on a sliding scale. See ad page 22.

briefbriefs THETA HEALING TEACHER KEVIN BAHULA is visiting Boulder Oct 18-20 to teach a Basic Theta Healing Intro weekend. ThetaHealing® is a therapeutic self-help guide utilizing active prayer to affect change on all levels: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It is best known for the Belief and Feeling Work on all four levels; Core, Gene, History, and Soul. Info Alex Lovejoy 303-808-6075. RSVP

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leep apnea is a serious health problem in which the sleeper can stop breathing as often as 30 times an hour. Conventional medicine says that apnea is caused by a sagging soft palate or some other obstructive tissue in the throat. However, according to Master Herbalist Steven Frank of Nature’s Rite, the underlying dysfunction is caused when the signal from the brain to the diaphragm is inhibited, along with the normal inhibition of voluntary musculature, during the transition from stage 1 to stage 2 sleep. This causes breathing to slow down or even to stop. “After a short period of time, the brain realizes the need to breathe and forces a rapid inhalation, dragging any sagging soft tissues into the airway and disturbing the sleep cycle,” Frank explains. “The tissue doesn’t just fall into the airway or it would do that during the day. Rather, Sleep state 2 reduces the muscle tonus while also reducing the signal that keeps you breathing.” Conventional medicine usually addresses sleep apnea with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. Using such a device can be costly and cumbersome, as well as uncomfortable, creating its own form of sleep disruption. A more natural solution to sleep apnea can be found by ingesting three simple herbs, intended to strengthen the breathing signals—lobelia, thyme and cramp bark. These work together to intensify the signal from the brain to the diaphragm, increasing lung efficiency, relaxing related skeletal muscles and so providing relief. For references and information, call 888-465-4404 or visit See ad page 13.

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Moving Into Winter with Ayurveda


ccording to Ayurveda, life on our planet moves in recurring cycles of expansion/ contraction or rest/activity. The word AUM (usually spelled OM) can be broken down into each of its Sanskrit vibrations translating as: A=creation, U=Sustaining, M=Destruction. All life on Earth is meant to exist in harmony with: Circadian rhythms-the earth spinning on its axis creates the 24-hour cycle of night and day; Seasonal rhythms-the 12-month cycle of the Earth revolving around the sun; Lunar rhythms-the monthly cycle of the moon revolving around the earth; and Tidal rhythms-the gravitational influence of the moon on the waters of the earth. When we are not in sync with nature’s rhythms, we become unbalanced, fatigued, anxious, depressed and lethargic while gaining weight and holding more toxins in our mind, body and spirit. To stay healthy during Colorado’s change into winter (early winter in Colorado is cold and windy=Vata-dosha of air and space), try these remedies: eat warm foods; cook with warming spices (black/red pepper, curry, or ginger); keep cold & wind off the body-especially the head; self-abhyanga (ayurvedic self-massage) with sesame oil done rhythmically. And, for Vata, use warming oils such as clove, patchouli and vanilla while generally thinking warm and moist for early winter. All of this should take into consideration your personal imbalance as well. For more help with your specific situation, consider contacting an Ayurvedic Practioner in your area to guide you through the change of seasons and help you restore your balance with Mother Nature. Devon Beninga is owner of Ananda Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy Center in Golden. See ad page 5.



he US Department of Energy has a program called “Sunshot” with the goal of getting to “grid parity” where photovoltaic (PV) installation costs are $1/watt. Currently, costs are $2-5 per watt depending upon size, materials, and site conditions. In the 1980s, costs were around $100/ watt. Although we are close to goal, further cost reductions won’t be easy. Panel costs are about 1/3 of the cost of installation. The remainder covers inverters, racking, labor, wire and paperwork costs for permitting and utility company requirements. Solar installers work hard to squeeze additional savings from all these areas. Panel prices are at rock bottom as most manufacturers are barely breaking even. Storage is the “holy grail” for renewable energy, but in Colorado solar system owners can use net metering to get the full benefit of electricity sent back to the grid during sunny hours. From my perspective, the goal of $1/watt is clear and inspiring, but right now even if the panels were free we would not be able to install for $1/watt. So the pathway to $1/watt installation is still foggy even while Xcel incentives are dropping rapidly. A major paradigm shift is needed. I expect solar installation costs to drop slowly, by a few percent per year, unless a major breakthrough is made. Don Parker is owner of Golden Solar. See ad page 6.

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ost of us have felt the effects of uncontrolled stress- sweaty palms, tightness in the chest and runaway worry. Humans face normal stress every day-it’s how we react to a challenge. While we usually assign a negative connotation to stress, it can be positive, neutral, or negative. Negative stressors are those perceived as a threat to our self or environment, whether real or imagined. This perception and ensuing reaction are highly individualized and are the underpinnings of fear and anxiety. We can become trapped in “fight or flight� mode resulting in anger, emotional detachment/instability, depression, weight gain or loss, or harmful behaviors. Deep breathing and warm baths can help mitigate negative stress in the short term, but when these periods of stress interfere with normal life, we may need more tools to restore our balance. A technique called Brainwave Optimization can break the cycle of negative stress and its symptoms by balancing and harmonizing brainwave frequencies. Imagine a tool that allows us to feel like ourselves and live our daily lives in a relaxed and optimal way. Negative stressors are simply faced and eliminated quickly. Change and stress are inevitable. Even wonderfully positive events in our lives cause some stress. Brainwave Optimization can offer a positive tool to meet and overcome stress without giving in to fear. Amanda Shannon of Proactive Wellness of the Rockies offers integrated, holistic healthcare for the entire family including Brainwave Optimization. See ad page 7.


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

Pivot Point Solar Panels Almost Breaking Even At current growth rates, solar energy could be harnessed to produce 10 percent of the world’s electricity by 2020. But the greater benefit of clean solar power relies on first realizing an efficient initial payback for all the energy needed to produce the panels. To make polysilicon, the basic building block of most solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, silica rock must be melted at 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, using electricity from mostly coal-fired power plants. Stanford University researchers believe that a tipping point when clean electricity from installed solar panels surpasses the energy going into the industry’s continued growth will occur by 2015. As the industry has advanced, it’s required ever less energy and silicon to manufacture and install solar PV panels, along with less wasted silicon, according to Stanford University’s Global Climate & Energy Project. Advances in solar cell efficiency requires fewer panels, and new thin-film solar panels leave out silicon altogether. Source: Sustainable Business News.

Baa-Bye Barnyard Species are Declining, Too Zakri Abdul Hamid, Ph.D., chair of the independent Intergovernmental SciencePolicy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, states that the disappearance of wild and domesticated plant and animal species constitutes a fundamental threat to the well-being and perhaps survival of humankind. His urgent message was most recently delivered in Norway to 450 international government authorities responsible for biodiversity and economic planning. “We are hurtling towards irreversible environmental tipping points that, once passed, would reduce the ability of ecosystems to provide essential goods and services to humankind,” Zakri stated. Findings by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization show that genetic diversity, among even domestic livestock, is declining. Typically, breeds become rare because their characteristics either don’t suit contemporary demands or because differences in their qualities have not been recognized. When a breed population falls to about 1,000 animals, it is considered rare and endangered. While we know of 30,000 edible plant species, only 30 crops account for 95 percent of human food energy; 60 percent of these crops comprise varieties of rice, wheat, maize, millet and sorghum.

Core Marine Food Source Faces Depletion Small, shrimp-like creatures that inhabit the world’s oceans, krill are one of the planet’s largest and least contaminated biomasses. The tiny crustaceans are the primary food source for a variety of fish, whales, penguins and seabird species. Krill are also used to make feed for livestock, poultry and farmed fish and in nutritional supplements—krill oil is a rich source of omega-3 essential fatty acids and less likely than fish oil to be contaminated with mercury or heavy metals. Recent studies cited by National Geographic suggest that since the 1970s, Antarctic krill stocks may have dropped by up to 80 percent. Environmental groups and scientists worry that new fishing technologies, coupled with climate warming that removes ice algae, the crustaceans’ primary food source, could deplete krill populations and potentially devastate the Antarctic’s ecosystem. Denzil Miller, Ph.D., former executive secretary of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, advises, “There are a whole lot of dominoes that follow afterwards that just look too horrendous to contemplate.” Concerned consumers can opt to avoid farm-raised fish; choose organic, non-grain-fed meat and poultry; and substitute algae-derived omega-3 supplements for fish or krill oil capsules. Source: Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (

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localinsights Mercury-Free vs. Mercury-Safe Dentistry by Dr. Tom Zyvoloski


any people underestimate the health risks of mercury. They know mercury is in tuna and in their silver amalgam fillings, but most people don’t realize that there is NO safe level of mercury exposure. Mercury, the most toxic non-radioactive element on the earth, is more toxic than lead, cadmium or even arsenic and the greatest source of mercury exposure might already be in your mouth. Mercury makes up to 50% of silver dental amalgam fillings, which also contain silver, copper and tin. Silver amalgam fillings are the single greatest source of mercury exposure as they continuously release poisonous mercury vapor. Many dental offices have become mercury-free, meaning they do not offer silver amalgam fillings as part of their services. A dental office that is mercury-safe, however, takes the health concerns with mercury several steps further. Removing old silver amalgam fillings can cause exposure to mercury at levels 1,000 times the World Health Organization’s safe level due to the out-gassing that takes place during the heat and friction of the grinding process. This is unsafe for the patient and the dentist if not managed properly. When this procedure is performed in a mercury-safe environment, though, mercury exposure can be significantly reduced.

The International Academy of Oral Medcine and Toxicology (IAOMT) mercury-safe guidelines: • Placing a rubber dam to isolate the tooth from the rest of the mouth • Putting the patient on pure oxygen to ensure clean air intake • Utilizing a high tech air purifier to suck in the mercury vapor for proper disposal • Operating a vacuum system at maximum efficiency • Applying copious amounts of water to the filling during removal • Removing the amalgam in large segments to minimize the generation of mercury vapor and amalgam particulate • Providing the patient and dental staff with a mercury-free source of air • Protecting the environment with approved mercury recycling equipment Mercury in silver amalgam fillings is linked to a variety of health complications including immune dysfunction, multiple sclerosis, kidney ailments, chronic fatigue syndrome, allergies, reproductive issues, cardiovascular problems, absorption of heavy metals in the brain, Lou Gehrig’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, antibiotic resistance and hearing loss according to “The Toxic Effects of The Mercury in Dental Amalgam Fillings on The Environment and Human Health,â€? a fact sheet prepared by IAOMT. Mercury’s dangerous effects on women and children have been well documented, and the governments of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark have banned the use of mercury fillings in Dentistry, the IAOMT report said. “Scientific studies proving the devastating impact of mercury on pregnant woman and children are abundant, which is why pregnant women and children are advised not to eat certain types of seafood that might contain methyl mercury,â€? the IAOMT report said. “Mercury has been found to be a factor in autism, and as such dental amalgam fillings (maternal) have been directly linked to autism as well.â€? To protect your family’s health, look for a Dentist that practices mercury-safe dentistry. Dr. Tom Zyvoloski is an IAOMT member dentist offering mercury-safe dentistry at Studio Z Dental in Louisville. 303-6667110 or See listing page 27.

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What Is EMF and How Does It Affect My Family’s Health? by Karen Rice King


MFs, or electromagnetic fields, are generated by all electric devices such as computers, cell phones, electric blankets and televisions. Higher levels of EMFs are generated by radio waves, microwaves, high-voltage power lines, security systems in stores and airports, medical devices and military equipment. Modern studies show that we are exposed to higher levels of radioactivity, magnetic field strength, infrared radiation, and EMFs than ever before. There is an ongoing public debate over the effects of EMFs on human health. Health complaints attributed to EMF exposure are sleep disorders, tingling and pain in arms and legs, chronic

fatigue, aching and swollen joints, dizziness, frequent headaches, vision problems, disorientation, memory loss, irritability, stress, abdominal discomfort, nausea, sores that will not heal easily, allergies and menstrual problems. Researchers are examining the relationship of EMFs to leukemia and brain cancer in small children, as well as neurological disabilities and cardiovascular disease. Health care practitioners increasingly take into account EMF exposure while addressing the above symptoms as it may detract from prescribed treatment. Experts believe that some are at greater risk such as those who do not readily process physical and emotional stimuli; have experienced a recent accident or illness; participate in high-performance sports; work on computers or spend significant time on the telephone. Babies, children and pets may also be more sensitive to EMFs. All living things also create their own EMF field and are acted upon by EMFs in their environment. There are several ways to minimize your exposure: remove electronics from bedroom areas, unplug or use powerstrip cut-offs for major electronics when not in use; use a federally tested “Personal Harmonizer” and consider an Earth Acupuncture installation. To learn more, visit:;; EarthAcupunctureLLC. com or Karen Rice King has been researching EMFs since 1991 as a member of the Geobiology Research Association. She is currently working on a research project for adults experiencing sleep irregularities. To volunteer or learn more, 303-665-0175 or

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A Moment for Mutts fundraiser features The Acousticators Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue will hold their largest fundraiser of the year, A Moment for Mutts, on November 17 from 1-5pm, graciously hosted at the D Note in Arvada and features live music donated by The Acousticators. The fundraiser also includes silent and live auctions with trips, themed baskets and an original painting by local artist Ken Elliott. Entry fees are $10 and increase to $15 November 1st. D Note’s bar and menu will be served and door prizes will be given away to attendees. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend in order to help Misha May fulfill their mission – to help create a society in which abandonment, homelessness and euthanasia of animals does not exist. They rescue, rehabilitate and rehome dogs and cats regardless of age or breed, issue or amount of time needed, in conjunction with providing educational services to the community. Donations for the live and silent auction are needed. Please mail to ATTN: Donations for MFM, 1100 Johnson Rd #18581, Golden, CO 80402. For more information, to volunteer or donate via email, please contact Terry at Terry@


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any owners of middle-aged and older dogs worry about their pets’ declining eyesight. Cloudy eyes are of particular concern, but that is not necessarily a sign that a dog is going blind, advises Shawn Messonnier, a doctor of veterinary medicine practicing in Plano, Texas. “While cataracts strike many older dogs, a more common condition is lenticular or nuclear sclerosis, a thickening of the lens of the eye,” says Messonnier. He explains that this normal change causes the eye to appear somewhat cloudy or gray, similar to a cataract. However, unlike a cataract, this type of sclerosis does not interfere with the pet’s vision. “Veterinarians can easily tell the difference between these conditions,” he says. “No treatment is necessary for lenticular sclerosis; cataracts are often treated with carnosine drops or with surgery.” For prevention, Messonnier suggests minimizing toxins that can cause inflammation throughout an animal’s body, not just the eyes. This means using blood titer testing instead of annual vaccinations, reducing the use of flea and tick chemicals, using natural pet foods and minimizing the use of conventional medications. He also recommends feeding a pet nutrients that contribute to health and reduce inflammation and cellular damage, including fish oil, probiotics and antioxidants like bilberry, which supports eye health.

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enowned “We’re not going to stop million last May, climate scia level that most global warming; it’s too scientists agree the entist Richard Somerville, Ph.D., late for that. But we can planet hasn’t expeuses simple lanrienced since long keep it from getting as bad before the arrival of guage and sports analogies to help as it could possibly get.” modern humans. us understand “Science tells ~ Bill McKibben climate change and you, you can put the risks ahead. this much carbon A distinguished professor emeridioxide into the atmosphere, but no tus, researcher at California’s Scripps more,” without changing the planet’s Institution of Oceanography and author climate too dramatically, Somerville of The Forgiving Air, he likens greensays. “Mother Nature tells you, you house gases to a scandal that’s rocked cannot wait 50 or 100 years to solve major league baseball in recent years. this. You have to do it in five to 10 “Greenhouse gases are the steroids of years. There’s been a general failure to the climate system,” he says. Although connect the dots.” The bit of good news we can’t link them to any single weather is that time has not yet completely run event, we can see them in the statistics out. He and other pioneering thought at the end of the season, Somerville leaders believe that we can still reverse says. With the bases loaded, “Look out, the dangerous current course. because Mother Nature bats last.” “These next few years are going To explain how we could confront to tell the tale about the next 10,000 the problem, he turns to another sport, years,” says well-known global enskiing. If we were serious about avoiding vironmental activist Bill McKibben, a worst-case scenario, we would have author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a opted for the “bunny slope” approach, a Tough New Planet. “We’re not going leisurely descent from the ubiquitous use to stop global warming; it’s too late for of climate-changing fossil fuels. Unforthat. But we can keep it from getting as tunately, greenhouse gases would have bad as it could possibly get.” had to peak two years ago and now be in decline in order to take the easy way out. On the Energy Front McKibben’s grassroots group, 350. Instead, the amount of carbon dioxide in org, opposes the planned Keystone the atmosphere shot past 400 parts per


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On the Water Front Sandra Postel agrees. “Water, energy and food production: These things are tightly linked, and all are affected by climate change.” From Los Lunas, New Mexico, she leads the Global Water Policy Project, a group also focused on the climate conundrum, as well as National Geographic’s Change the Course national freshwater conservation and restoration campaign. Competition for water is increasing in several parts of the country, she says, and will only get worse as dry conditions increase demands on groundwater. Endangered sources detailed in her extensive related writings include the Ogallala Aquifer, vital to agricultural operations across much of the Great Plains, and California’s Central Valley, the nation’s fruit and vegetable bowl. In the Colorado River Basin, which provides drinking water to some 30 million people, water

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XL pipeline that, if built, is expected to transport Canadian tar sands oil across the United States to refineries along the Gulf of Mexico. Increasing fossil fuel infrastructure, he says, is impractical, and we’d Bill McKibben be better off investing in clean and renewable energies such as wind, solar and geothermal. It’s a theme also sounded by Frances Beinecke, president of the New York City-based Natural Resources Defense Council and author of Clean Energy Common Sense. With the failure of the U.S. Frances Beinecke Congress to enact climate legislation, her group, encompassing 1.4 million online members and activists, is pressing the Obama administration to live up to its pledge to regulate the carbon dioxide emitted by power plants. The leading culprits for climate-changing gases, they contribute 40 percent of the country’s carbon emissions. “It’s time to act, and we have to act now,” Beinecke says.

“Tell politicians that you care about this. We’ve got to get countering climate change high on the priority list.” ~ Richard Somerville demands already exceed the available supply—and that gap is expected to widen with changes in the region’s climate. In other regions, the problem is too much water from storms, hurricanes and flooding, a trend that Postel and other experts say will also worsen as the world continues to warm and fuel weather extremes. Beyond the loss of lives and property damage, this “new normal” holds stark implications for communities. “We’ve built our bridges, dams and other infrastructure based on 100-year records of what’s happened in the past,” advises Postel. “In a lot of ways, how we experience climate change is going to be through changes in the Sandra Postel water cycle. If the past isn’t a good guide to the future anymore, we’ll have to change our water management.” (See by city and state.)

On the Ocean Front The world’s oceans are being transformed by climate change in ways we are only beginning to understand. Since the Industrial Revolution, oceans have absorbed a significant portion of the carbon dioxide Dawn Wright generated, experiencing a 30 percent rise in acidity; that’s expected to reach 100 to 150 percent above pre-industrial levels by the end of this century, according to the nonprofit National Academy of Science (NAS), in Washington, D.C. “Thank goodness for the oceans, but they are paying a tremendous price,” says Oceanographer Dawn Wright, Ph.D. She’s chief scientist of Esri, in Redlands, California, that ana-

lyzes geographic system relationships, patterns and trends. The higher acidity levels are “taking a toll on shellfish such as oysters, clams and sea urchins, as well as coral reefs, where much aquatic life is spawned,” Wright explains. Climate change may have other devastating impacts on the ocean food chain—and eventually us—that scientists are only beginning to discern. As just one of myriad impacts: Ocean acidification threatens the country’s $3.7 billion annual wild fish and shellfish industry and the $9.6 billion slice of the global tourism business that caters to scuba divers and snorkelers, according to a recent NAS study.

The Way Forward We can be grateful for some hopeful developments in the call to act. Wright, who has advised President Obama’s National Ocean Council, is overseeing her company’s ocean initiative, which includes building an ocean basemap of unparalleled detail. While less than 10 percent of the world’s oceans’ underwater realms are mapped today, Esri is compiling authoritative bathymetric data to build a comprehensive map of the ocean floor. Public and private sector planners, researchers, businesses and nonprofits are already using this map and analysis tools to, among other things, conduct risk assessments and provide greater understanding of how onshore development impacts oceans’ natural systems. Municipalities are also taking action. New York City plans to restore natural buffers to future hurricanes, while Philadelphia and other cities are restoring watersheds, replanting trees in riparian areas, adding rain gardens, laying permeable pavement and revamping roofs and parking lots to reduce stormwater runoff. Investing in such “green infrastructure” is less costly than expanding “grey infrastructure” such as underground sewer systems and water purification plants. Increasingly, local authorities are relocating communities out of flood zones to allow rivers to reclaim wetlands, an effort which also creates new recreation and tourism spots. Floodplains buffer against extreme flooding and drought, plus filter stormwater runoff, removing farm and lawn fertiliz-

ers and other chemicals that otherwise enter waterways, creating deoxygenated “dead zones” where aquatic life can’t survive, as exemplified by parts of Lake Erie, Chesapeake Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. “These solutions are unfolding here and there,” Postel notes, while also remarking that too many locales are rebuilding levees at their peril and allowing people to return to areas that flood repeatedly. “An amount of climate change is already locked in. We will have to adapt, as well as mitigate, simultaneously.” Somerville, who helped write the 2007 assessment by the Nobel Prizewinning International Panel on Climate Change, labels it “baloney” when politicians say there’s not enough time or it’s too expensive to address the problem. “It’s very doable,” he maintains. “First, inform yourself. Second, tell politicians that you care about this. Then raise hell with those who don’t agree. We’ve got to get countering climate change high on the priority list.” McKibben recommends that the country gets serious about putting a price on carbon emissions. Meanwhile, he’s encouraged by the people-powered regional successes in blocking fracking, a controversial method of extracting natural gas, and credits grassroots groups for holding the Keystone pipeline project at bay. “We’re cutting it super-close” and need to change the trajectory of climate change, according to McKibben, who says we can still have good lives powered by wind and solar, but will have to learn to live more simply. “I don’t know where it will all end and won’t see it in my lifetime. But if we can stop the combustion of fossil fuels and endless consumption, then there’s some chance for the next generation to figure out what the landing is going to be.” Christine MacDonald is a freelance journalist in Washington, D.C., who specializes in health, science and environmental issues. Learn more at


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Shop with the Planet in Mind Daily Choices Help Counter Climate Change by Christine MacDonald

Until recently, we’ve been asked to choose between the economy and the environment. Now we’re realizing that the two are closely linked, and that our continued prosperity depends on how well we take care of the natural systems that sustain life—clean air, water, food and an overall healthy environment.


lthough the worst impacts of climate change are still decades away, experts say it’s already a costly problem. In 2012, U.S. taxpayers spent nearly $100 billion—approximately $1,100 apiece—to cover crop losses, flooding, wildfires and other climate-related disasters, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. That’s more than America spent last year on education or transportation. Given the lack of action on climate change by Congress, more Americans are looking to leverage their purchasing power to make a difference. Yet, as consumers trying to “shop their values” know, it’s often difficult to distinguish the “green” from the “greenwashed”. Natural Awakenings has rounded up some tips that can help.

Dismiss Meaningless Labels Urvashi Rangan, Ph.D., who leads the Consumer Safety and Sustainability Group for Consumer Reports and its Greener Choices and Eco-labels online initiatives, says companies take far too many liberties in product labeling. The dearth of standards and consistency across


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the marketplace has rendered terms like “fresh,” and “free range” meaningless. Also, there’s more wrong than right about the “natural” label put on everything from soymilk to frozen dinners, she says. While critics of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s USDA Organic label say its regulations are not tough enough, Rangan says at least we know what we’re getting. The same is not true of many claims decorating consumer goods, Rangan advises. Plus, producers get away without identifying myriad other controversial practices, she says, including genetically engineered ingredients. To help consumers protect themselves, the Consumer Union and other nonprofit public advocates have made their evaluations easily accessible via cell phones and iPads. The Web-based Good Guide’s evaluations of more than 145,000 food, toys, personal care and household products are at shoppers’ fingertips via an app that scans product barcodes on the spot.

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ing on humans and habitats. The Good Guide, for instance, employs chemists, toxicologists, nutritionists, sociologists and environmental lifecycle specialists to evaluate a product’s repercussions on health, environment and society. Sandra Postel, who leads the Global Water Policy Project, has teamed up with the National Geographic Society to devise a personal water footprint calculator. It helps people understand the wider environmental impacts of their lifestyle and purchasing choices, and provides options for reducing their footprints and supporting water replenishment efforts. “It takes a per capita average of 2,000 gallons of water each day to keep our U.S. lifestyle afloat,” twice the world average, calculates Postel. The typical hamburger takes 630 gallons of water to produce, for example, while a pair of jeans consumes 2,600 gallons, most of it to grow the necessary cotton.

Water is just one of numerous resources overused in the United States, according to author and journalist Danielle Nierenberg, co-founder of Food Tank. “We overbuy food. It goes bad and ends up in landfills,” where it lets off methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, as it decomposes. “We also over-order at restaurants,” observes Nierenberg, whose think tank focuses on the interrelated issues of hunger, obesity and environmental degradation. Overall, the U.S. annually accounts for 34 million tons of food waste. “Part of the problem is we’ve lost home culinary skills,” says Nierenberg, who says we need to rethink how and how much we eat. “We don’t really understand what portions are,” she adds.

Share Instead of Buy Collaboration characterizes the broader trend in careful consuming that relies on cell phone apps. Sometimes known

as the “sharing economy” or “collaborative consumption”, initiatives can range from car and bike shares to neighborly lending of lawn mowers and other tools and sharing homegrown produce. One of the more innovative food-sharing options is Halfsies, in which diners at participating restaurants pay full price for a meal, but receive half of a full portion, effectively donating the cost of the other half to fight hunger. Whatever the product, experts say, the new sharing business model is part of a fundamental shift in how people think about consuming, with the potential to help us reduce our personal carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable future. Christine MacDonald is a freelance journalist in Washington, D.C., who specializes in health, science and environmental issues. Learn more at

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Ancestral Diets A Lighter Shade of Paleo by Sayer Ji and Tania Melkonian


egetarian Awareness Month provides a timely opportunity to realize that a plant-focused diet does not derive exclusively from plants. Just as a carnivore does not subsist on meat alone, the same applies to a vegetarian. What can we learn from our Paleolithic, or Stone Age, ancestors? The recent trend toward recreating a Paleoera diet emphasizes the importance of vegetable nutrition to prehistoric communities, correcting the misperception

that they were primarily meat-eaters. The original Paleo diet, before the advent of agriculture, reflected the hunting and gathering of lean meats, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, and was absent of grains, dairy, starchy foods, sugar and salt. Today’s updated version might comprise foods naturally available and/or abundant before the cultivation of food in gardens, crops and livestock. Loren Cordain, Ph.D., author of The Paleo Diet and Nutritionist Nora

Gedgaudas, author of Primal Body, Primal Mind, each contest the premise perpetuated by many in the weight-loss industry that fat, especially naturally saturated fat, is unhealthy. Those same proponents that maintain low-fat/ non-fat food is a panacea for modern illnesses also purport that cholesterol is the chief cause of heart ailments. Gedgaudas writes that the diets of hunter-gatherers inhabiting varied landscapes, from the Inuit of the north to tropical forest hominids, included large amounts of fat and cholesterol, which is essential to maintaining cell membranes and regulating hormones. She points out that obtaining cholesterol from food is necessary to augment the liver’s function of creating cholesterol internally. Cordain agrees that even saturated fats in meats can be beneficial, providing the animals are grass-fed, lean and live in clean surroundings. He emphasizes, however, that when our prehistoric ancestors ate fat, they did not also eat grain carbohydrates, sugar and salt, and contends that it is these components, not meat, that can be detrimental to the body. Doctor of Naturopathy Maureen Horne-Paul adds that organic, lean and game meats are exempt from the acidity inherent in corn-based animal feed. Plus, “When an animal is insensitively confined and killed, stress hormones are released that result in acidity. So, we are changing our pH from a healthy alkaline state to a more acidic condi-


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While Cordain doesn’t recomtion when we consume meat from mend dairy, Gedgaudas conventionally raised suggests organic or raw animals.” milk products, provided Scientific studies Paleo Specials they retain their full fat published in the Journal content and come from of Gluten Sensitivity, du Jour grass-fed cows. She reaMedical Hypotheses Curried carrot soup with sons that the presence and by the Mercola buckwheat crackers and of the anti-carcinogenic group attest to key probgoat cheese fatty acid conjugated lems related to human linolenic acid (CLA) and consumption of grains. Kale wraps with julienne the Wulzen factor antiAnti-nutrients such as of grass-fed strip loin, stiffness agent in the fat phytic acid in grains bell peppers and avocado benefit joint lubrication. lead to the poor absorpButter-grilled pineapple Experts suggest that tion of minerals and rounds served with the dietary formula esrelated deficiencies. dollop of vanilla-scented tablished by our preImproper absorption of heavy cream historic ancestors can dietary protein caused be the foundation for in part by enzyme a modern-day, healthy, inhibitors in grains also tends to damage the pancreas. Individual non-confining, creative eating experience. We can exchange grains for quinoa, amasensitivities to proteins in specific grains ranth and buckwheat (not technically grains can further interfere with functioning of at all), and include tubers and legumes, due the neuroendocrine system and subseto their folate and protein content. Blue and quent emotional difficulties like addicsweet potatoes also contain high levels of tion and depression may arise. All of anthocyanins and potassium. Nearly every these difficulties have been exacerbated category of food, in the proper amounts, can by irresponsible prenatal diets that have made younger generations extra-sensitive be part of such a balanced diet. When we explore what makes sense to the challenges posed by grains to the and eat clean and natural foods, we human system.

have a good chance of finding our body’s own sweet spot. Sayer Ji is the founder of GreenMed and an advisory board member of the National Health Federation. Tania Melkonian is a certified nutritionist and healthy culinary arts educator. Learn more at

Paleo Parallel Tips Make plants the center. For any meat, choose organic, grass-fed lean cuts and use small portions as sides or garnish. Limit dairy to items with full fat content. Choose sheep or goat dairy when possible, followed by organic cow dairy.  Limit grains, but explore pseudograins such as buckwheat, quinoa and amaranth to add safe, starch-like body to meals. For legumes, eat lentils. Blue and sweet potatoes are good choices for tubers.


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A Basic Meditation 5-Weeks–7-9pm. Transform your life, create change, meet your Guardian Angel or Spirit Guide, feel positive and healthy. Early/$165, Regular Price/$180. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino 720-413-7303 or Energy Clearings–5:30-6:45pm. 15-min Energy 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

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 2 Healing on the Spiritual Path–5:30-6:45pm. The Bruno Groening Circle of Friends presents an informational lecture by G. Kury, MD. Donations Welcome. Arvada Fire Protection District, 7903 Allison Way #100, Arvada. Carolyn Lawrence 303-750-4213 or

THURSDAY OCTOBER 3 Esoteric Evening: Provocative Answers to Your Deepest Questions about Life–6:30-8:30pm. Expose ideological beliefs, which are the fabric of self-identity, to transcend them. Led by 2 spiritual luminaries. Free. A Mission Meeting Room, Denver. Val 303-957-7475 or Healing on the Spiritual Path–5:30-6:45pm. The Bruno Groening Circle of Friends presents an informational lecture by G. Kury, MD. Donations Welcome.

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 5 Aura Clearing/Chakra Balancing Healing Clinic–1:30-2:30pm. A healing is like an energy shower, where unnecessary energy is cleared and clarity and contentment are restored. Free. Inner Connection Institute North Side, 4325 Harlan St, Wheat Ridge. 303-257-4797 or 4-Week Understanding Dogs–thru 10/26. 1:45-3:15pm. In depth behavior session for your dog. Learn how to solve canine behavior problems! Doggie Delights, 1432 S Broadway, Denver. RSVP req’d or call 303-239-0382. Savoring the Second Half of Life–9am-Noon. Question your preconceived notions regarding aging and make your dreams come true. $45. Creative Life Center at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, 7520 S Boulder Rd, Boulder. Pendulum Dowsing & Earth Acupuncture, Sat & Sun, Oct. 5-6, 10 am – 5 pm, Lafayette. Learn how to dowse the property and install copper Lrods to reduce stressful energy fields, resulting in greater health and well-being. $390 single or $340 couple. Cost includes tools to dowse and cure your home, training manual, pendulum, and book “In the Mind of a Master,” by Anderson and Spurling. Instructor Karen Rice King, Master Dowser, 303-665-0175. More info

Sunday, November 10, 2013 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Featured presentation and panel themes: To honor what we respect and admire about men For men, women and teens

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Non-Denominational Church Service– 1:30pm. Meditation and a spiritual message on 1st Sunday ea month. Free aura healing/chakra balancing clinic. Rev. Lauren Skye, Officiating Minister. Rocky Mountain Miracle Center, 1939 S Monroe St, Denver. 303-282-9439 or Eckankar Worship Service–10:30-11:30am. Understand how Divine Spirit (the ECK) works in our lives. Reading from the ECK works, HU Song, quiet contemplation, music and connection. Free. Eckankar Center of Boulder Valley 1800 30th St., #208 Boulder. 720-466-3322 or

MONDAY OCTOBER 7 Aura Clearing/Chakra Balancing Healing Clinic–6:30-7:15pm. A healing is like an energy shower, where unnecessary energy is cleared and clarity and contentment are restored. Free. Grad student readings avail by appt. $40. Inner Connection Institute Denver, inside Balanced Body Center 975 Lincoln St, Denver. 303-282-9439 or

TUESDAY OCTOBER 8 Brain Balance Parent/Educator Presentations–6:307:30pm. Informative program for parents/educators of children 4-17 who are struggling with academic, behavioral, emotional or sensory issues. Free. 2 locations: 1970 E County Line Rd #G, Highlands Ranch RSVP 303-800-1625 OR 1211 Avery St, #101, Golden RSVP 303-278-1780.

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Energy Clearings–5:30-6:45pm. 15-min Energy 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

Coiling Silk Qigong–6-7pm. Coiling Silk is a set of Qigong exercises used to dissolve energy knots in the body. All experience levels welcome! $15. Creative Life Center at St.Ambrose Episcopal Church, 7520 S Boulder Rd, Boulder.

Ignite Your Life–Natural Solutions for Hormone Balance–5:30-7:30pm. Healing Unleashed &Intentional Health offer an informative seminar on hormones, their importance and how they control our lives. $97. Healing Unleashed 3609 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood. 303-986-0492 or

Nutritional Cleansing Program & Tasting– 7-9pm. Also on 10/22. Learn about this new cleansing and fat burning system that is natural, safe and effective! Eliminate toxins. Product tasting. Free. LifeSource Health Partners 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP req’d 303-934-3600 or

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 9 Drumming & Journey Circle–6:30-8pm. Karen Rice King, Shamanic Healer & Teacher will lead us in drumming. Adults only. Snacks & beverages included. $20. Details on RSVP 303-665-0175. Reverse Aging-7-8pm. Also on 10/10. Free presentation on Telomeres & the Science of Aging Reversal. Louisville.



Friday, Oct 4th 6-8pm, Saturday, Oct 5th 11:30am-6:30pm, Saturday, Oct 12th 11:30am-6:30pm

Interested in finding out more about holistic, non-drug approaches to your child’s dyslexia, ADHD, learning disorders and/or communicator or sensory issues? Join Tami and Eric Eslich, owners of Brain Balance Centers in Golden and Highlands Ranch, for an Open House in both locations. 1211 Avery Street, Ste 101, Golden. RSVP 303-278-1780. 1970 E County Line, Littleton/Highlands Ranch (Sprouts Plaza). RSVP 303-800-1625. Tour the center, meet Tami and Eric and learn more about how Brain Balance Center programs can work for you and your family. Can’t make it? Call for your FREE half hour consultation today!

Coping with physical illness, emotional upset, chronic pain, job burnout, work-life imbalance or relationship stress? The Chopra Center-Perfect Health Lifestyle Program will help you heal. The program teaches you a powerful regimen of Ayurvedic practices and techniques designed to: *balance the mind-body-spirit *enhance nutrition *reduce emotional turbulence *restore vitality *re-awaken the senses. Hosted by Clinix Healing Center, presented by Devon Beninga of the Ananda Ayurveda & Yoga Therapy Studio. Pre-reg required by Sept 29. Info or call 303-895-7298.

INTRODUCTION TO REIKI Thursday, October 10th, 6-7pm (Complimentary) REIKIVERSITY LEVEL I CERTIFICATION Saturday, October 12th, 9am-1pm ($99pp) Reiki is Life Force energy found in all living things. Restore and balance your natural life-force energy by joining us for an empowering experience with Reiki. Reiki is great for friends and families to use in supporting each other and healing unresolved conflicts. During the certification you will learn and practice how to promote energy balance, relaxation, inner peace and health on the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual levels. ReikiVersity is a special method that uses both the hands and the feet. Register at (303) 934-3600 or visit

GOLDEN/HIGHLANDS RANCH • Sunday November 3rd, 11am-3pm



$10 per pet

Set aside some time for your wonderful pet. Our pets are wonderful healers in our lives and sometimes they need a healing too. Just like people, they can hold on to energy that is no longer beneficial for them. Whether your pet is 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. You are welcome to bring your pet or we can work directly with a photo of your pet. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino 720-413-7303, or

WHOLE MAN EXPO Sunday, November 10, 9am-5pm The Whole Man Expo honors and celebrates men who are actively striving for life balance, and seeks to increase public awareness of the challenges that contemporary men often confront. This is an upbeat event, with interactive learning, physical activities, networking, exhibitors and socializing. Presenters/panelists discuss a wide-range of topics. Closing features presentation of the Whole Man of the Year Award. Men, women and teens welcome. $20pp. Location: with the Athena Festival, Ramada Plaza Denver North, 10 East 120th Avenue, Northglenn. Questions Jim at 303-796-7004. Info/register



You might be eligible for late enrollment in the herbal program if have an anatomy/physiology background. 500 hour, 18 month case-based training prepares for competent clinical herbalism practice. Also: fall Aromatherapy and Community Herbal Classes, spring Reflexology Program. Just for Health School of Reflexology and Healing Arts. State Approved. 303-320-4367, or

Introductory level training in medical herbalism and clinical nutrition for students who intend to work in the herb or health foods industry or pursue further advanced studies. Introductory anatomy and physiology, nutrition, botany and plant identification, medicine making, and materia medica. Class Schedule: Mondays & Wednesdays Evenings, 6-9pm plus one Saturday per month. Includes several weeks of independent study and a summer break. $2,600. Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, 2900 Valmont Road, Unit F-1, Boulder. For inquiries, please contact Lisa Ganora at 720-722-4372 or Download our Catalog at

Now Enrolling! January 6 – Oct 8, 2014

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looking ahead 2013 SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2 Health Seminar–10am. Learn how brain-based therapy can provide relief from pain and other chronic symptoms that pills and ordinary treatment procedures cannot with Dr Steve Tashiro. Free. HealthSource of Lakewood 963 S Kipling Pkwy Lakewood. RSVP 303-985-5540.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3 Open House Brain Balance Centers–11am-3pm. Interested in finding out more about holistic, nondrug approaches to your child’s dyslexia, ADHD, learning disorders and/or communicator or sensory issues? 1211 Avery Street, Ste 101, Golden. RSVP 303-278-1780. 1970 E County Line, Littleton/Highlands Ranch (Sprouts Plaza). RSVP 303-800-1625.

MONDAY NOVEMBER 4 Canine Separation Anxiety: Comprehensive Management and Solutions–7-9pm. If you have a dog with separation anxiety, this class will explain and clearly demonstrate the techniques and protocols for managing and changing this behavior. Center for Wholistic Health, 8600 W 14th Ave # 2, Lakewood. Info/reg mishamayfoundation@gmail. com or 303-239-0382.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9 Pet Energy Healings–Noon-3pm. Many benefits for pet and owner; strengthen the bond, removes energetic blocks, release pain or discomfort. Bring your pet or a photo. $10 per pet. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino 720-413-7303.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10 Whole Man Expo with Athena Festival- 9am5:30pm. The Whole Man Expo honors and celebrates men who are actively striving for life balance, and seeks to increase public awareness of the challenges that contemporary men often confront. Ramada Plaza Denver North, Northglenn, $20.

JANUARY 18-23, 2014 Revitalize Your Life–Holistic Health Retreat–1/18/2014-1/23/2014. Lodging, meals, classes, workshops, excursions and Personalized Health Assessments included. L’Auberge de Sedona Resort and Spa, 301 Lâ Auberge Lane Sedona, AZ. Sponsored by Lime and Lotus, and Dr. Stephanie Zgraggen DC CNS CCN, 714-465-9045

JANUARY 24-JANUARY 26, 2014 Animal Reiki Certification–Students will experience the world from the animal’s perspective. Learn Reiki practices, as well as communication, handling strategies, physiology, psychology and more. Doggie Delights On Broadway 1432 South Broadway, Denver. Info/reg or call 303-239-0382.


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THURSDAY OCTOBER 10 Theta Healing Lecture by Kevin Bahula–7-9pm. This active meditation allows instant release and healing on physical, emotional and spiritual issues. Donations welcome. Into the Earth Gem Store, 1200 Pearl St, #10, Boulder. RSVP Kevin Bahula 530-9188522 or Alex Lovejoy 303-808-6075. Emerging Women Live Conference – thru 10/13. Women Change-Makers Join Together to Share, Inspire and Create. The inaugural emerging women live includes such luminaries as Elizabeth Gilbert, Eve Ensler, Tami Simon, Alanis Morisette, Ani DiFranco, Brené Brown and many more. St. Julien Hotel & Spa, Boulder.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 11 Trance Medium Healing Clinic–7pm. Open Channeling 7-7:30ish. Free. Followed by Healings $10. Facilitating re-alignment and cleansing of the spiritual body. Involves channeling, energy readings, and intense individual clearings. Rocky Mountain Miracle Center, 1939 S Monroe St, Denver. 303-282-9439 or

SUNDAY OCTOBER 13 Integrative Energy Healing Clinic–1-4pm. For folks seeking relief from chronic pain, inflammation and stress or for those who would like to try something new and relaxing. Love Offering. People House, 3035 W 25th Ave, Denver. RSVP Cheryl 303-885-8584 or Doggie 101 - Training for Humans (especially for foster or new parents)–1-4pm. Learn about common situations you may encounter with a new dog, training tips, and ideas for how to create the best human-dog relationship. Doggie Delights on Broadway, 1432 S Broadway, Denver. $25 suggested. NO DOGS. Info/reg or 303-239-0382.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 16 How To Eliminate Low Back Pain and Sciatica– 7-8:15pm. Basic spinal anatomy and the most common causes of low back pain and sciatica including disc problems, various forms of treatment. Free. LifeSource Health Partners 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP req’d 303-934-3600 or

FRIDAY OCTOBER 18 Theta Healing Basics with Kevin Baluha–thru Sun. This Powerful Energy Healing Modality through meditation teaches you how to work with the Universe to co-create. $444. Alex Lovejoy, 1800 30th St, #307, Boulder. Kevin Baluha 530-918-8522 or eventbrite. com/event/8161275595/org.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 19 Automatic Writing Class–1:30-4:30pm. Access wisdom, insight and communication from spirit. Receive answers about your life. Anyone can learn automatic writing in this surprising afternoon! $45. ISIS Books & Gifts 2775 S Broadway, Englewood. The Aspen Program for Psychic Development, Marcia Stanfield, Weekend Meditation For Living Program–10am3pm both days. Explore the benefits of meditation and learn easy, effective skills to relax/recharge and manage energy. Lauren Skye. Fee incl recording.

$200/early $225/door. Inner Connection Institute Denver, 975 Lincoln St., Denver, 303-282-9439 or

SUNDAY OCTOBER 20 Community HU Song–10:30-11am. Community HU song, an ancient name for God sung for spiritual upliftment. Free. Eckankar Center of Denver 5800 E Evans Ave. & Eckankar Center of Boulder Valley 1800 30th St., #208. 720-466-3322 or Imaginary Creatures ~ A Watercolor Playshop–2-4:30pm. Let your imagination run free among fantastical creatures only you can create! No artistic experience needed. 35/$5 materials. Creative Life Center at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, 7520 S Boulder Rd, Boulder.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 22 Wisdom Tune-Up Group–6-7:30pm. Practice your Core Wisdom and be coached in 100% Cause, energy work and authenticity. $30. Jasmine Dragon Studio, 1539 S Broadway Bldg A, Denver. Patricia Bennett, RN LPC 720-519-8457 or Energy Clearings–5:30-6:45pm. 15-min Energy 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

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23 Braco–Gazing into Infi nite Possibilities– Noon-8pm. Braco has been “gazing” around the world for years, creating transformations in physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and finances. $8/session or $72/all day pass. Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium. Denver. FREE Psychic Experiences Social–6-8pm. Have you had psychic experiences? Seen spirits? A great time for sharing about things psychic w/Halloween focus on spirits and spirit realms! Led by Spiritualist Minister, Charles Cox. ISIS Books & Gifts, 2775 South Broadway, Englewood RSVP www.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 24 How to Stay Healthy in a Toxic World–6pm. Dr Katia Meier and the Clear Sky Medical Team discusses how to protect and detox your body. Win a free facial! Free. Clear Sky Medical 9085 E Mineral Circle #260, Centennial. RSVP 303-790-7860.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 25 Friday Cinema at Living Water Spiritual Community Center–7-9:30pm. Movies, discussion, popcorn and candy. Films may contain language/ subject matter unsuitable for children. Love Offering. Living Water Spiritual Community 7401 W 59th Ave, Arvada. Kay Ford-Johnsen 720-933-4964 or

The Heart of Your Goddess–Friday 4 pm - Sunday noon, Oct. 25-27. Enter another world at Peaceful Valley Ranch in Lyons. Release unwanted blocks and deepen connection with your inner Goddess. Create ink and paint images with Teresa Dunwell, Reiki/ Master and creative coach. Co-facilitator Karen Rice King, personal growth and spirituality teacher for 30 years. $390 includes room, meals, and workshop supplies, 3 days/2 nights. RSVP ASAP with Karen 303-665-0175. More info

TUESDAY OCTOBER 29 Energy Clearings–5:30-6:45pm. 15-min Energy 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 Health Seminar–5:30pm. Learn how brain-based therapy can provide relief from pain and other chronic symptoms that pills and ordinary treatment procedures cannot with Dr Steve Tashiro. Free. HealthSource of Lakewood 963 S Kipling Pkwy Lakewood. RSVP 303-985-5540.

ongoingevents mondays Couples Communication–6-7:30pm. Improve intimacy while learning compassionate communication. All couples/partners welcomed regardless of marital status. $30. Jasmine Dragon Studio, 1539 S Broadway Bldg A, Denver. Patricia Bennett, RN LPC 720-5198457 or

wednesdays Free Energy Healings; Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing–6-7pm. A healing is like an “energy car wash” that releases negative energy to create the life you desire. Free. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino 720-413-7303 or Yoga for Recovery–Noon-1pm. 12-step programs for chemical dependency and the eight-fold path of yoga emphasize truth, meditation, surrendering to a higher power and developing self-awareness. Donations & Drop-ins welcome. Yama Yoga Village, 6818 S Dallas Way, Greenwood Village. 303-790-6081 or

thursdays Aura and Chakra Healings–6-7pm. A 10-min energy cleanse releases negative thoughts, emotions and pain; replenishes your positive energy! Free. 1332 Pearl St, Boulder. 303-530-0920 or Psychic Readings–7-8:30pm. By appt, Learn about your soul essence, past lives and aura. Ask about relationships, career, money and health. Free. Boulder Psychic Institute, 1332 Pearl St, Boulder. 303-5300920 or

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The Wellness Center, Inside Whole Foods Market off S. Colorado Blvd. is looking for an experienced, friendly and dependable Massage Therapist full or part time. www. Please submit resume to:kwood@ or via fax: 303-357-0261. Clear Sky Medical P.C., a leading edge preventive and functional medicine clinic, is looking for a Nutritionist. This person should be willing to actively engage and participate in a busy practice with different providers, be highly professional with patients, be a good team player and be coachable. Knowledge/interest in the Weston Price Foundation teachings and in a combination of holistic, functional and anti-aging medicine is highly preferred. Position may be part or full time. A minimum of two years’ experience and basic computer skills are necessary. Eligible applicants may send an application letter, CV and two reference letters to Clear Sky Medical, a leading edge preventive and functional medicine clinic is looking for a Physician Assistant. This person should be willing to actively engage and participate in a busy practice with different providers, be highly professional with patients, be a good team player and be coachable. Knowledge/interest in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and anti-aging medicine and in a combination of holistic/ functional medicine is highly preferred. Position may be part or full time. A minimum of two years’ experience and basic computer skills are necessary. Eligible applicants may send an application letter, CV and two reference letters to Personal Assistant: Seeking a mystically minded person to assist in marketing and sales for Intuitive Coaching Services and Workshops. Knowledge and experience in social media, writing, with a passion for helping people and making a difference a must! Part-time, hourly (wage & commission based on experience). May work from home. Email Resume to

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Acupuncture is a safe, gentle, and natural approach to treating pain and illness, or for just keeping healthy. We can help you with pain, autoimmune disorders, fertility, allergies, digestive problems, fibromyalgia, migraines, anxiety, depression, PMS, and more. We also specialize in Craniosacral Therapy, AMMA Therapy, John Barnes Myofascial Release and individualized Bach Flower formulas. Located in the Bear Creek section of southwest Denver, adjacent to Lakewood and Littleton.

Why can’t I feel happy? Will I be DEPRESSED for the rest of my life? I hate feeling so ANXIOUS and WORRYING about every little thing. How can I get out of this difficult situation? If this sounds familiar, let’s meet. I am a registered psychotherapist and National Certified Counselor, and I can help you via e-mail, Skype, and inperson counseling. Specialty services are available including counseling for INTROVERTS, LIFE TRANSITIONS, TINNITUS, HEARING LOSS, STRESS MANAGEMENT and more. Please e-mail me for a free consultation.

DENTIST BLOGS & WEBSITES BLOGS BY BETH Beth Anderson 720-261-3155 Are you having trouble finding the time to update your Wordpress website? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to have a blog or website but you don’t know where to start? Blogs by Beth helps people bring their passions to the internet through a blog or website at a reasonable price. We also help people with their SEO campaign and social networking.

CONSCIOUS EVENTS & SPEAKERS 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 cocreate opportunities, collaboration and communities for individuals and businesses to reach their full, highest potential, while experiencing love, joy and transformation. See ad page 5.


STUDIO Z DENTAL Tom Zyvoloski DDS Aesthetic Excellence and Holistic Family Care 1017 E South Boulder Rd, Ste B, Louisville 303-666-7110 If you’re the type of person who cares enough about your body to shop for organic produce, why not give the same thought to your dental health? At Studio Z Dental, we use only the safest, most natural products with each of our clients. Curious about mercury safe dentistry? Check out our videos at

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 20.

DOG TRAINING MISHA MAY FOUNDATION DOG TRAINING & RESCUE Lorraine May, Executive Director 303-239-0382 Adopt your best friend today! We rescue dogs and cats and foster them until we find a forever home. Classes in Understanding Dogs with positive reinforcement techniques and Dog Trainer Apprentice to become a dog trainer utilizing behavior science and holistic approaches. Many more classes – see our website for adoptable animals and classes. See ad page 14.

Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood 720-413-7303 A safe place for people interested in creating change in their lives, Journey Within helps you focus on spiritual growth, developing your intuition and personal development. Give to yourself with 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.

ESSENTIAL OILS dōTERRA WITH BILL SCHAEFER 303-668-7072 Did you know not all brands of essential oils are the same? Some are not pure. And some use synthetics, losing the power of the oil. Learn about essential oils and what they can do for you. Oils can be a safe alternative for “Over the Counter” medications and your health. We offer classes and events to help you have a better understanding of the use of oils for daily living.

FAMILY PRACTITIONER CLEAR SKY MEDICAL with Dr. Katia Meier. Now Board Certified in Anti-Aging. See full listing under PHYSICIAN or see ad page 2.

HEALTHY AGING CLEAR SKY MEDICAL KATIA I. MEIER, M.D. Panorama Falls 9085 E Mineral Circle, #260, Centennial 303-790-7860 Now Board Certified in AntiAging. 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 2.

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HOLISTIC GROWTH CREATIVE LIFE CENTER Marcia Chadly and Eva Morrell Boulder/Louisville 303-635-0691 Find the “You” you love! Renew spirit, body, and life while enjoying the community at Creative Life Center classes and events. Explore: Contemplative Art, Qigong, SoulCollage®, Labyrinth, Savoring the Second Half of Life, Creating Advanced Directives, Drumming, Body Energy, and More. Visit our website for more information and to register.

RED TAIL WELLNESS CENTERS KAREN HOLLAMAN, DC, LMT 4520 North Broadway, Boulder 303-882-8447 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 10.

HOLISTIC SKIN CARE NATURAL SKINCARE CLINIC Jessica Fanning, Medical Esthetician, Laser Specialist & Healing Diets Coach 720 14th St., Golden, CO 80401 720-340-2263 At the Natural Skincare Clinic in downtown Golden, we believe the journey of well-being begins and ends with the treatment of body, spirit and mind in a relaxing and nurturing environment. We provide skin, body and holistic nutrition therapies that are safe, effective and detoxifying without compromising their eco-friendly roots. Treatments include: facials, waxing, clinical skincare such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, sun spot removal, facial vein therapy as well as holistic nutrition. Jessica specializes in anti-aging, teen and adult acne treatments. COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTS.

INTEGRATIVE HEALTH NATHAN DALEY, MD. Dr. Daley is Colorado’s only physician with double board certification in integrative/holistic medicine and preventive medicine, and has trained with Dr. Andrew Weil. See full listing under PHYSICIAN: BOARD CERTIFIED HOLISTIC. See ad page 9. CLEAR SKY MEDICAL with Dr. Katia Meier. Now Board Certified in AntiAging. See full listing under PHYSICIAN or see ad page 2.


INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE NATHAN DALEY, MD. Dr. Daley is Colorado’s only physician with double board certification in integrative/holistic medicine and preventive medicine, and has trained with Dr. Andrew Weil. See full listing under PHYSICIAN: BOARD CERTIFIED HOLISTIC. See ad page 9.

KIDS: LEARNING/ BEHAVIOR DISORDERS BRAIN BALANCE ACHIEVEMENT CENTERS 303-278-1780, Golden 303-800-1625 Highlands Ranch (University and C-470) Ages 4-17 A learning disorder is like a weed, you have to get to the root of the matter! At Brain Balance Centers, we tackle your child’s learning, behavioral or developmental challenge head on- with a unique, drug-free, whole-child approach that goes beyond symptoms to address root causes. Whether it’s reading, writing, math or just a problem of focus....every child deserves the opportunity to reach their fullest academic and social potential. Stop in or call to learn more about how the Brain Balance Program can help your child succeed. Now open in Highlands Ranch. Free 1/2 hour consultation and tour. See ad page 15.

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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 10.

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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!

CLEAR SKY MEDICAL WITH KATIA I. MEIER, M.D. Panorama Falls 9085 E Mineral Circle, #260, Centennial 303-790-7860 Now Board Certified in Anti-Aging. 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 2.

RECONNECTIVE PRACTITIONER LOVEJOY THERAPY WITH ALEX LOVEJOY, MA, CHT. 1800 30th St. Suite 307, Boulder 303-808-6075 / These sessions allow for one to attune and come into harmony with the new frequencies. It is ‘off the body’ yet it affects one’s DNA and reconnects one to their essence. Alex Lovejoy has trained in the healing arts for 20 years. This work has profoundly shifted Alex’s inner connection with the Divine and produced deep healing experiences with her human and animal clients.

NUTRITION CLEAR SKY MEDICAL with Dr. Katia Meier. Now Board Certified in Anti-Aging. See listing under PHYSICIAN or see ad page 2.


PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE NATHAN DALEY, MD. Dr. Daley is Colorado’s only physician with double board certification in integrative/holistic medicine and preventive medicine, and has trained with Dr. Andrew Weil. See full listing under PHYSICIAN: BOARD CERTIFIED HOLISTIC. See ad page 9.

NATHAN DALEY, MD, MPH 225 Union Blvd. #400, Lakewood 303-462-5344 Dr. Daley, who trained with Dr Andrew Weil, is Colorado’s only double board-certified physician in integrative/holistic medicine and preventive medicine. He specializes in disease prevention and chronic complaints while creating individualized programs combining: cutting-edge nutrition, exercise techniques used by elite athletes, sleep optimization, mind-body, stress-management, environment, lifestyle modification, herbal/nutraceutical supplements, Ayurveda, bioidentical hormones, pharmaceuticals, motivational interviewing, advanced labs and referral to both complementary and conventional specialists as needed. See ad page 9.

PSYCHIC DEVELOPMENT 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.

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 6.

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SPIRITUAL COUNSELOR RENEE ELLIS, MA CMT Psychotherapy, Intuitive Counseling Past Life Therapy, Energy Healing Located in Central Denver 720-984-9575 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.

SPIRITUAL GROWTH ENERGETIC LIFE STRATEGIES: INFORMATION FOR TRANSFORMATION Rev. Lisa Giroux Reiki Master/Teacher, Certified NOW, Spirit Guide, Akashic Records and Prayer practitioner 719-839-0461 FB/reikiwithlisa

INNER CONNECTION INSTITUTE CHURCH OF INFINITE SPIRIT Main Office: inside Balanced Body Center 975 Lincoln St, Ste 202, 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 1:00 - 2:00pm. Free open channel clinic in Denver at the Rocky Mtn Miracle Center on the 2nd Fridays of the month at 7pm. Spiritual Services on 1st Sundays at RMMC, 1:30pm. Everyone Welcome! Call for more information. 303282-9439. See ad page 8.

SPIRITUAL RETREAT & CONFERENCE CENTER SUNRISE RANCH 100 Sunrise Ranch Road, Loveland 970-679-4200

Make the shift toward more self awareness and spiritual growth with my private phone coaching programs. Learn simple ways to cultivate more well being and peace of mind with my foundation program “the Simplicity of Spirituality” teachings. Peace on Earth begins with Peace of Mind. Namaste. Book one phone session/get one 1/2 price!

Home for leaders & people who are committed to the spiritual regeneration of humanity. Our programs & events are meeting the evolving needs of our world and empower personal transformation. Concert venue & conference facilities for leadingedge organizations; opportunities to participate in our 350-acre organic farm and ranch; & connection with like-minded people in this multifaceted spiritual community. See the Calendar for events. See ad page 19.


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THERAPY BEYOND THERAPY WITH PATRICIA BENNETT, RN, LPC Office: 1539 S Broadway Bldg A, Denver 720-519-8457 When life gets the best of you, rely on a trusted confidant to help you through. Patricia is that one person with the right talents and life skills (wife, grandmother, sister, survivor): a Licensed Psychotherapist, RN, Qigong, Tai Chi, somatic worker and intuitive: a healer. Also: monthly workshops teaching you how to heal and empower yourself.

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October 2013 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...

October 2013 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...