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Should it be part of Your diet? If you struggle with even mild forms of depression, allergies, thyroid, frequent colds, auto-immune conditions, weight problems, migraines, digestive problems or fatigue, you may be sensitive to gluten. Wheat is the most common refined food in the United States and triggers many health problems. • • • •

Discover how new, detailed testing can help us identify your obvious and hidden gluten issues. Understand how gluten often leads to Gastrointestinal permeability. Learn how to heal with the right foods and supplements. Empower yourself with a holistic approach using Chiropractic, Applied Kinesiology and Nutrition to heal you from the inside out. • Call today to schedule your professional, comprehensive assessment for gluten sensitivity! Restore your optimism! Gain renewed energy and lose that brain fog! Skip that cold this season! Optimize your weight! Doctors Ian and Karen Hollaman are available to their patients and are as passionate about helping your health soar as YOU are!! We are happy to schedule a free 15 minute appointment to review your situation-Come meet us!

FREE. Open to the public. Come see Dr. Ian Hollaman present to the Denver Celiac Society October 6, 7-9:30pm at the Swedish Medical Center, 501 E. Hampden Ave., Englewood.

“In less than a year, I have lost 25 pounds, am sleeping better, have more energy, and no longer have dark circles under my eyes or nuisance digestive problems after working with Drs. Ian and Karen.”

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October is chock-full of good stuff: Green Living, Blue Planet; National Chiropractic Health Month; National Breast Cancer Awareness; World Food Day October 6th. I’m really impressed by the great local content we have for October: articles by Dr’s Ian and Karen Hollaman, as well as Dr. Richard Keuhn, give us a great background and overview on where chiropractic comes from and how it is practiced today. Dr. Tamara Eslich offers practical tips on Healthy Treating for Halloween. Rae Ann Dougherty cautions us on “green” labeling. Annette Bray talks about raising healthy children. Our national writers gave us stories on the importance of conserving our global water and great things kids around the country are doing to be “green.” And check out our online articles on Greening Your Business and the second installment of our yoga article series Yoga for Health. As a small, locally-owned, grassroots magazine, we are always impressed with the folks we meet. There is something particularly American about stepping out into the unknown to start a business and follow a passion. More and more people we talk to are doing just that in these days of uncertainty in the “9-5 world.” It’s a whole new generation of entrepreneurs. People helping people, doing what they know and love. That’s what you’ll find in the pages of Mile High Natural Awakenings. Whether it’s global, national or local, people are taking matters into their own hands and changing lives for the better.

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Autumn Walk by Michael Wicksted Amazing pen and ink drawings by a beloved grandfather first inspired Michael Wicksted as a child, and he concentrated his own early art endeavors in this medium. Educated in psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and in fine art at the Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, circumstances led Wicksted to a different career path before he recently rekindled his commitment to his art. Wicksted’s focus has since expanded to include bold and colorful landscapes and portraits. Today, his brushwork often incorporates a modified pointillism style, drawn from his earlier pen and ink work, using pure, bright colors and achieving tonal variations and shading through the proximity of the color points. “My goal is to grab the eye and draw the viewer into the scene by interpreting subject matter with fresh techniques,” Wicksted advises. Of Autumn Walk, he says, “This path through the autumn woods makes me reflect on the many directions our path in life can take us. We can’t see the end of the journey, but exploring is often the best part of life.” View the artist’s portfolio at natural awakenings

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newsbriefs Annual Moment for Mutts 2011 Helps Local Dog (and Cat) No-Kill Rescue


he Misha May Foundation is holding their annual fundraiser “A Moment for Mutts 2011” at the Grand Ballroom at The Golden Hotel from 10 am to 3 pm on November 12. The Misha May Foundation rescues, rehabilitates and finds forever homes for dogs (and cats) at risk regardless of age, breed, issue and also provides educational services to the community. Misha May is still looking for sponsors and vendors. Current vendors and sponsors include Sponsors: Mile High Natural Awakenings; Courtney Ayers, Graphic Designer. Vendors: Trish Kelley with Keller Williams Realty and Intuitive Pet Insights with Janice Cook. Current Donations: Satiama; 4theluvofdogs. com;;; Healing Unleashed; Wildlife Experience; Souli Skinspa, LLC; Rosemary Laughton Watercolor Pet Portrait and Enlightened Animals. Visit for more information and to purchase tickets. The Misha May Foundation also offers a variety of classes including dog behavior and trainer apprentice. or 303239-0382. See listing page 24.

Dr. Ian Hollaman to Address Denver Celiac Society


ould Celiac Disease & Gluten Sensitivity be America’s most common health problem? Find out more when Dr. Ian Hollaman from Red Tail Wellness Centers in Boulder presents to the Denver Celiac Society, October 6, 7-9:30 at the Swedish Medical Center. Dr Hollaman’s presentation will focus on the difficulties in diagnosing Celiac and Gluten Sensitivity and the mechanism behind all autoimmune conditions and leaky gut. The second half of the presentation will focus on why autoimmune disease manifests, what you can do to identify it (new testing) and how you can treat it so that you and your family do not become statistics. “This presentation,” says Dr. Hollaman, “will leave the group educated and empowered to make pro-active health care decisions that will positively influence the rest of their lives.” Free. Open to the public. Swedish Medical Center, 501 E. Hampden Ave., Englewood. Red Tail Wellness Centers, Boulder. 303-882-8447. See ad page 2.


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newsbriefs October Classes Focus on Relieving Stress


n view of the present condition of the world, it seems there are more anxieties and fears flying about than ever before. Are you a universal surrogate taking on other people’s stress and adding it to your own? Join the Fast Focusing Center Thursday evenings from 6-7pm in October to learn how to offload other people’s energy as well as your own accumulation, and lighten up your life. The Fast Focusing Center is an innovative facility that uses emerging technologies and groundbreaking techniques to improve focus and concentration and remove unwanted thoughts without the use of medication. Tuition for each evening is $30. RSVP The Fast Focusing Center at 303-7088817 to reserve your place. 88 Inverness Circle East, Ste, H-107, Englewood. See ad page 14.

Brain Balance Achievement Center of Golden Hosts Open House


rain Balance Achievement Center of Golden will be holding an Open House on Saturday, November 5 from 11-4 pm. The Open House will feature a tour of the center and a staff meet-and-greet. A 20-minute lecture about the Brain Balance Program and latest research will be held on the hour. Brain Balance Centers are research-based supplemental learning centers that offer individualized and comprehensive approaches to helping children with academic, social and behavioral issues. Their mission is to help each child reach his or her greatest physical, mental, social and academic potential. Brain Balance Center of Golden, 1211 Avery St, Golden. 303-278-1980. See ad page 5.

Inter-Faith Community Services Holds Fundraiser


reat yourself and raise money for a good cause on Wednesday, October 12, 5-7pm, at the fundraiser for Inter-Faith Community Services, which provides basic human services and enrichment programs to low-income people and is probably best-known for its food and clothing banks. Door prize drawings are at 5:30 and 6:30. $20 early registration online at; $25 at the door. Inter-Faith Community Services, 3370 South Irving St., Englewood. 303-789-0501.

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GIVE YOUR BODY A CHANCE It may seem daunting to think that you are responsible for your own health. However, taking that responsibility presents opportunities that you would not otherwise have. Going on a journey to better health can help you reduce your risk for disease and turn back the clock to a younger functioning, healthier body. Our bodies get polluted by toxins found in our food, water, air, skin care, dental materials, mattresses, furnishings, and the construction materials of our homes and offices. Even many daily “vitamin” supplements are not what they seem, as they often contain cheap chemicals made in a laboratory, and rarely contain natural nutrients. Over ninety percent of all cancers and other “age-related” diseases such as Alzheimer’s, or endocrine problems, are related to a lifelong accumulation of toxins in our overfed yet undernourished bodies. One of the most important tools to achieve good health is to detoxify regularly and nourish all organs to optimal levels. Your body is designed to heal itself, given that chance, through purification and proper nourishment, it will be able to do just that. At Clear Sky Medical, we strive to provide you with the education you need to take your health back into your own hands in order to achieve optimal wellness and prevent disease. Through testing and proper natural treatment we assess, and then minimize, your personal risk for various health problems. You are welcome to text CSM to 22828 to add yourself to our email list, and to obtain information about our free detox classes coming up this fall, as well as get other health news.


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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Household Chemicals May Pose Risk for Breast Cancer


study recently published in the journal Environmental Health reports that frequent use of common household cleaning products may increase a woman’s risk for breast cancer. The study was undertaken by the Silent Spring Institute, a partnership of scientists, physicians, public health advocates and community activists dedicated to identifying links between the environment and women’s health, especially breast cancer. Researchers conducted telephone interviews with 787 women diagnosed with breast cancer and 721 comparison women, questioning them about their product use, beliefs about breast cancer causes, and established and suspected risk factors. Executive Director Julia G. Brody, Ph.D., says, “Women who reported the highest combined cleaning product use had a doubled risk of breast cancer compared to those with the lowest reported use. Use of air fresheners and products for mold and mildew control were associated with increased risk. To our knowledge, this is the first published report on cleaning product use and the risk of breast cancer.” The use of insect repellents was also associated with increased risk.



afflower oil, a common cooking oil, may help improve insulin sensitivity, lower inflammation and blood sugar levels, and elevate HDL (good) cholesterol in overweight women with Type 2 diabetes, according to new research from Ohio State University. The study also revealed that the oil helps reduce abdominal fat, which is linked to an increased risk of heart disease. The findings indicate that a daily dietary dose of one and two-thirds teaspoons is sufficient for a person to benefit from the oil’s health-protective effects.

The Science Behind an Apple a Day


ccording to Bahram H. Arjmandi, Ph.D., a registered dietician and chair of the Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences at Florida State University, there is scientific truth in the adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” The nationally recognized nutrition researcher, a Margaret A. Sitton professor, maintains that apples are a “miracle fruit,” providing health benefits beyond fiber. Earlier animal studies have shown that the pectin and polyphenols in apples improve lipid metabolism and lower the production of pro-inflammatory molecules. Arjmandi’s new study is the first to evaluate the longterm cardio-protective effects of eating apples daily. He randomly assigned 160 women, ages 45 to 65, to one of two dietary intervention groups: one received 75 grams of dried apples each day (the equivalent of four or five fresh apples); the other ate dried prunes. Arjmandi reports surprising results: “Incredible changes in the apple-eating women happened by six months—they experienced a 23 percent decrease in LDL [bad] cholesterol.” Daily apple consumption also led to lower levels of C-reactive protein, which is known to trigger inflammation in the body. In another unexpected benefit, the appleeaters lost an average of 3.3 pounds. Source: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology


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Light Lectures at the Denver Center of Light


he Center of Light is offering practical solutions to all those persistent life challenges with the Light Lecture series, designed to give you simple and effective tools for the things that matter most to you. Based upon the philosophy that, “No matter where we are in life, there is always more to learn,” the classes are designed for those looking to gain the skills necessary to live happier, more fulfilling and productive lives. They are based on many years of helping people develop life skills that truly make a difference. Everyone will be able to apply what they learn right away and see positive results.


OCTOBER 17TH Gaining Control of Negative Emotions

OCTOBER 24TH Adding Spirituality to Your Yoga Practice

NOVEMBER 7TH Overcoming Bad Habits and Addictions

NOVEMBER 14TH Attracting a Romantic Partner Who Shares Your Spirituality

Enhance Your Life by Creating, Learning, Transforming! • Create and manifest your own reality and desires • Learn to meditate effectively to reduce stress and gain clarity • Read clairvoyantly to tap into universal wisdom “I am totally impressed with how classes and church are presented at ICI. I am encouraged to validate myself, live in the now and be who I am. What a gift!” –DML, Management Analyst


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The nonprofit Center of Light, directed by Revs Isabelle and William Stone, promotes positive change and personal development, using proven methods that work in real life. “These classes are based on many years of helping people develop life skills that truly make a difference. Everyone will be able to apply what they learn right away and see positive results,” commented Rev Isabelle. “We take a non-denominational and inter-faith approach that is acceptable to all faiths and traditions, as well as to those who don’t subscribe to any faith.” The Center of Light is one of 13 Centers around the country that offer classes in mysticism and meditation. Many people who were struggling to find themselves and overcome challenges have testified to the transformative power of the offerings there. “Things just don’t bother me anymore,” says Farah Beheshti. “I feel peace about the decisions I make and the direction my life is going.” And Dave Peltois is enthusiastic about his experience there: “I feel secure in my life now, and I’m not looking outside myself to find the things I need.” Light Lectures last 1 hour and cost $8. The Center of Light is located at 2300 Forest St., Denver 80207. For more information on other offerings and programs at The Center of Light, and to register for the Light Lectures or other classes, call 720-308-9944, visit or email See ad page 21.


Millions Against Monsanto World Food Day, October 16, will feature rallies against genetically engineered foods. Last year’s La Via Campesina movement (ViaCampesina. org) called for actions around the world to denounce the role of agribusinesses such as Monsanto in the destruction and corporatization of biodiversity and life. This year, organizers are urging people to join the international cause by participating in local rallies. World Food Day actions are planned in 36 U.S. cities, with close to 600,000 registered supporters. A 300-mile march from New York to Washington, D.C., punctuated by special events, also is scheduled from October 1 to 16 to support local and global efforts to keep genetically modified organisms (GMO) out of the food supply and demand GMO labeling on all food and drink products. Search Facebook, YouTube and Twitter for Millions Against Monsanto and visit and

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Are You Well-Adjusted? By Ian and Karen Hollaman,DC’s


n the 1890’s D.D. Palmer (pictured), a magnetic healer, theorized a connection between the spine and how the body functions. Palmer noticed a nodule along Harvey Lillard’s spine. Palmer adjusted that area of the spine, and Lillard, a hearing impaired man, noticed his hearing returned. With this first adjustment, Palmer continued to study the human body, how it functioned, and he developed numerous theories which became the foundation for The Palmer School of Chiropractic which opened in 1897. Chiropractic has since developed into one of the most recognized alternative health care options available today. It is comfortable, personal, safe and effective for back pain, headaches, improved immune function, increased attention span, makes pregnancies more comfortable and can improve your mood. Current research shows that chiropractic adjustments are safe for infants to the elderly so how does an adjustment work? It is a specific force applied by the doctor to a joint to restore the normal motion and function.


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Since every person is unique, every adjustment is personalized. Adjustments remove interferences or “subluxations” allowing neurologic signals to be processed fully to maintain balance or homeostasis, thus allowing the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. Because the whole body is wired with neurons, physical, mental, and emotional “ailments” affect your entire body. Maybe you’ve noticed you feel sick to your stomach, your palms get

sweaty, and your mind races when your boss calls you into his office. This is a great example of how you physically manifest an emotional and mental stressor. An adjustment can affect your whole body, but in a more positive way. For example, low back adjustments can not only affect how your low back feels, but also the abdomen, knees, feet, and even headaches and mental clarity. You are connected head to toe, and as a result an adjustment can affect you head to toe. Thomas Edison once said, “The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” Many chiropractors practice exactly as Thomas Edison predicted. Addressing health needs prior to disaster and creating a healthy lifestyle with a body that functions optimally is a recipe for abundant health and a long life. So when you wonder what the most important change you could make in your health, maybe it’s deciding to see a chiropractor so that your health can soar! Ian Hollaman is the Director of Red Tail Wellness Centers in Boulde. He specializes in gluten sensitivity, immune function and hormone balance. Karen Hollaman specializes in treating pregnant women as well as children. See ad page 2.

Chiropractic: It’s More Than You Think! By Dr Richard Keuhn


s a profession, chiropractic was born in 1895 when Harvey Lillard was healed of deafness by the first adjustment from D.D. Palmer. Early chiropractors practiced in secret locations with hidden entrances because they were often arrested and jailed for “practicing medicine without a license” until 1974, when Louisiana was the last of all 50 states to license Doctors of Chiropractic. Despite these persecutions, people of all ages sought out chiropractic treatment for almost every imaginable health condition because it worked! In 1994 a multidisciplinary panel appointed by the United States Department of Health & Human Services, Agency for Health Care Policy & Research endorsed spinal manipulation as a preferred treatment for low back pain. Today, the majority of people that consult with a doctor of chiropractic have some type of back pain because numerous studies and clinical trials have shown the effectiveness of chiropractic treatment in relieving headaches, neck pain, whiplash and many other health problems. Doctors of chiropractic also rank among the highest in patient satisfaction because of effectiveness, communication, improved overall health and other benefits. But is the real value of a chiropractic adjustment merely to relieve pain? If so, why did D.D. Palmer try to help a deaf janitor by “cracking” his neck? Chiropractic is the science, art and philosophy that states the nervous system including your brain and spinal cord, controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body. The key term in chiropractic philosophy and treatment is “subluxation” which is a motion segment or vertebrae in which alignment, movement integrity, and/or physiological function are altered, although contact between the joint surfaces remains intact. This is often misconstrued as a “bone out of place” and while there can be a positional component to a subluxation, the most important aspect is how a subluxation affects the function of the nervous system. Chiropractic teaches that the brain and spinal cord are the foundation of the nervous system and that anything that impairs function of brain, spinal cord or 31 pairs of spinal nerves has a negative impact on health, performance and well being. This basic concept explains how so many health problems respond favorably to chiropractic treatment and why so many patients report significant health benefits and feelings of well being with chiropractic treatment. The following quote by Thomas Edison shows that chiropractic’s role in health is much more than just pain relief. “The Doctor of The Future will give no medicine, but will interest his or her patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” Chiropractic – It’s More Than You Think! Richard Keuhn is the Director of Lifesource Health Partners. He specializes in natural pain relief, arthritis, auto injuries, women’s health issues, sports injuries, weight loss and many other health problems. 303-934360. See ad page 12.


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DR. KATIE DECKER Steadman Hawkins Denver Clinic 8200 E. Belleview Ave. Ste #615; Greenwood Village 303-915-7997 Dr. Decker is a Doctor of Chiropractic and has her Masters in Health Promotion. She enjoys teaching her patients how to achieve optimal health through the five dimensions of health: physical, mental, spiritual, intellectual and emotional. Dr. Decker is full body certified in Active Release Technique (A.R.T.), a soft tissue method to address problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Most of which are due to repetitive motion and overuse. She combines Chiropractic care, A.R.T., and Nutritional Counseling to help her patients achieve their optimal health! Call today to take your first step towards your optimal health!

RED TAIL WELLNESS CENTERS Ian Hollaman, DC 3393 Iris Ave. #105, Boulder 303-882-8447 Ian Hollaman, DC focuses on difficult and chronic cases such as elevated glucose and cholesterol, thyroid disorders, and novel solutions to pain and injuries. He holds a proficiency level in professional Applied Kinesiology and has accumulated hundreds of hours in post graduate nutrition. See ad page 2.

RED TAIL WELLNESS CENTERS Karen Hollaman, DC, LMT 3393 Iris Ave. #105, Boulder 303-882-8447 After a 4 year ‘Medical Mystery’ in my teenage years, I learned the true value of health from a holistic chiropractor. Because of her understanding of how the body heals itself when given the proper support, I was given a second chance at life. Chiropractic resonated with me and I knew I wanted to offer women and children the same hope and care I had been generously given. If you or your family struggles with health issues please contact the Red Tail Wellness Center so I can help you take flight again and let your health soar. See ad page 2.

LIFESOURCE HEALTH PARTNERS Dr. Richard Keuhn, DC 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood 303-934-3600 Dr Keuhn specializes in natural pain relief and innovative treatments for arthritis, auto injuries and whiplash, menopause, headaches, women’s health issues, low back pain, sciatica and disc problems, sports injuries, weight loss and many other health problems. Lifesource Health Partners also offers other natural and affordable therapies including acupuncture, spinal decompression, metabolic testing, nutritional cleansing, medical massage, essential oils, physical therapy with MedX spinal rehabilitation and nutritional counseling. We promise to serve with love, integrity and compassion! See ad page 12.

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Tips on Healthy Treating By Dr Tamara Eslich


alloween can be a difficult time when it comes to managing your child’s emotions and behavior. They will be enticed by sweets in school, around the neighborhood and from each other. Kids love this season and their sweet tooth can be hard to curb. Enjoyment of the treat is short-lived and followed by intense periods of moodiness, emotional instability, and behavioral outbursts. With this in mind, here are a few tips to help you and your child get through the holiday with as much fun, and as few meltdowns, as possible: SET HEALTHY EXPECTATIONS – Explain to your child the reason to limiting sugar consumption and set reasonable expectations beforehand. Zero tolerance policies have a high chance of backfiring, so work with your child to come up with an arrangement that is healthy and manageable.



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NAVIGATE FESTIVITIES - Many carnivals and festivals offer non-sweet prizes in addition to candy. Scope out the options ahead of time and see if it would be a good fit for your child. The combination of an overwhelming amount of activities and sugar can make these events filled with emotional upset. To avoid this, explain the expectations to your child beforehand and come up with a plan of action. REWARD YOUR CHILD - Offer a non-food reward for the times that they would have otherwise had sweets. Many

kids might be able to turn this into a game and will try to see if they can “win.” Make sure to praise them for making healthy choices. HEALTHY CAN BE FUN - When passing out treats for Halloween, try healthier food and non-food items such as single packs of chocolate milk, string cheese, mini bagged pretzels, snack bags of popcorn, dried fruit, crayons or sidewalk chalk . SHARE THE WEALTH - No matter how hard you try, there is sure to be an overload of candy for kids. Again, talk to your children in advance about expectations and even sharing their candy. Identify a few of their favorites and give away what’s left. Beware of keeping this extra candy in the house because most kids with a die-hard sweet-tooth will be able to seek it out no matter how well you’ve hidden the stash. Dr Tamara Eslich is with Brain Balance Centers of Golden, research-based supplemental learning centers that offer individualized and comprehensive approaches to helping children with academic, social and behavioral issues. 303-278-1780. See ad page 5.


There is so much happening in the world now. Are you picking up on the “stuff of the world” – other people’s emotions, sadness, anxiety? Now you can still be compassionate but not have to pick up other’s “stuff”! It doesn’t take long for that stuff to accumulate in you and we can help you get rid of it even quicker. The Fast Focusing Center can teach you how to be compassionate and help others more without taking on their issues


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WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE… But Will There Be Enough? by Sandra Postel

For at least three decades, Americans have talked about our uncertain energy future, but we’ve mostly ignored another worrisome crisis—water.


heap and seemingly abundant, water is so common that it’s hard to believe we could ever run out of it. Ever since the Apollo 8 astronauts photographed Earth from space in 1968, we’ve had the image of our home as a strikingly blue planet, a place of great water wealth. But of all the water on Earth, only about 2.5 percent is fresh—and two-thirds of that is locked up in glaciers and ice caps. Less than one hundredth of 1 percent of Earth’s water is fresh and available. Across the United States and around the world, we’re already reaching or overshooting the limits of Earth’s natural replenishment of fresh water through the hydrologic cycle. The Colorado and Rio Grande rivers are now so over-tapped that they discharge little or no water into the sea for months at a time. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the massive Ogallala Aquifer, which spans parts of eight states, from southern South Dakota to northwest Texas, and provides 30 percent of the groundwater used for irrigation in the country, is steadily being depleted. In much of the


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world, we’re growing food and supplying water to communities by over-pumping groundwater. This creates a potential crisis in the food economy: We are meeting some of today’s food needs with tomorrow’s water.

The Changing Climate Equation Due to climate change, we may no longer be able to count on familiar patterns of rain and snow and river flow to refill our urban reservoirs, irrigate our farms and power our dams. While farmers in the Midwest were recovering from the spring flood of 2008 (in some areas, the second “100-year flood” in 15 years), farmers in California and Texas allowed cropland to lie fallow and sent cattle to early slaughter to cope with the drought of 2009. In the Southeast, after 20 months of dryness, then-Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue stood outside the state capitol in November 2007 and led a prayer for rain. Two years later, he was pleading instead for federal aid, after intense

rainfall near Atlanta caused massive flooding that claimed eight lives. This year again saw record regional precipitation, this time producing epic flooding in the Mississippi and Missouri river basins. Climate scientists warn of more extreme droughts and floods and changing precipitation patterns that will continue to make weather, storms and natural disasters more severe and less predictable. As a policy forum in the journal Science notes, the historical data and statistical tools used to plan billions of dollars worth of annual global investment in dams, flood control structures, diversion projects and other big pieces of water infrastructure are no longer reliable. Yet today’s decisions about using, allocating and managing water will determine the survival of most of the planet’s species, including our own.

Shifting Course For most of modern history, water management has focused on bringing water under human control and transferring it to expanding cities, industries and farms via dams, large water-transfer projects and wells that tap underground aquifers. Major water programs have allowed cities like Phoenix and Las Vegas to thrive in the desert, the expansion of world food production, and rising living standards for hundreds of millions. But globally, they have worsened social inequities as tens of millions of poor people are dislocated from their homes to make way for dams and canals, while hundreds of millions in downstream communities lose the currents that sustain their livelihoods. Such approaches also ignore water’s limits and the value of healthy ecosystems. Today, many rivers flow like plumbing works, turned on and off like

water from a faucet. The United States withdraws These solutions tend to work with nature, It’s tougher for fish, more fresh water per capita rather than against mussels, river birds and other aquatic than any other country, much it, making effective of the “ecolife to survive; a of which we could save. The use system services” 2008 assessment led vast majority of demand does provided by healthy by the USGS found that 40 percent of all not require drinkable water. watersheds and wetlands. Through fish species in North better technoloAmerica are at risk Source: Pacific Institute gies and informed of extinction. Meanwhile, many leaders and locali- choices, they seek to raise water productivity and make every drop count. ties are calling for even bigger versions Communities are finding that protectof past water management strategies. By some estimates, the volume of water ing watersheds is an effective way to relocated through river transfer schemes make sure water supplies are clean and reliable; plus, they can do the work of could more than double globally by a water treatment plant in filtering out 2020. But mega-projects are risky in a warming world, where rainfall and river pollutants at a lower cost. New York City is investing $1.5 billion to restore and flow patterns are changing in uncerprotect the Catskill-Delaware Watertain ways and require costly power for shed, which supplies 90 percent of its pumping, moving, treating and distribdrinking water, in lieu of constructing uting at each stage. a $10 billion filtration plant that would Some planners and policymakers are cost an additional $300 million a year to eyeing desalination as a silver bullet solution to potential water shortages. But operate. Research published in Natural Resources Forum further shows that a they miss—or dismiss—the perverse ironumber of other U.S. cities—from tiny ny: by burning more fossil fuels and by Auburn, Maine, to Seattle—have saved making local water supplies more and hundreds of millions of dollars in capital more dependent on increasingly expenand operating costs of filtration plants by sive energy, desalination creates more instead opting for watershed protection. problems than it solves. Producing one Communities facing increased flood cubic meter of drinkable water from salt threats are achieving cost-effective water requires about two kilowatt-hours protection by restoring rivers. After of electricity, using present technology. enduring 19 floods between 1961 and Water for People and Nature 1997, Napa, California, opted for this Thus, a vanguard of citizens, communi- approach over the conventional route ties, farmers and corporations are think- of channeling and building levees. In partnership with the U.S. Army Corps ing about water in a new way. They’re of Engineers, a $366 million project asking what we really need the water is reconnecting the Napa River with for, and whether we can meet that its historic floodplain, moving homes need with less. The result of this shift in and businesses out of harm’s way, thinking is a new movement in water revitalizing wetlands and marshlands management that focuses on ingenuity and constructing levees and bypass and ecological intelligence instead of channels in strategic locations. Napa big pumps, pipelines, dams and canals.

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Ways to Lighten Your Water Footprint Eat less meat. A study published in Agricultural Water Management shows that if all U.S. residents reduced their consumption of animal products by half, the nation’s total dietary water requirement in 2025 would drop by 261 billion cubic meters per year, a savings equal to 14 times the annual flow of the Colorado River. Ditch bottled water. Per the U.S. Government Accountability Office, putting water in plastic bottles and shipping it just 125 miles uses 1,100 times more energy than producing tap water. The Pacific Institute calculates that it takes three liters of water to produce one liter of bottled water. Create eco-friendly landscapes. Statistics published in Environmental Management confirm that turf grass currently covers some 40.5 million acres in the United States—triple the space taken up by any single U.S. irrigated farm crop. Converting thirsty lawns into native, drought-tolerant landscaping significantly drops household water use. Be water-wise at home. Visit the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s online WaterSense page at to learn simple ways to save water, energy and money. Calculate personal water use at National Geographic’s tinyurl. com/274jo6v or

residents will benBut the potenWater managers in 36 states efit from increased tial for conservation expect shortages by 2013. has barely been flood protection and reduced flood insurtapped. It is espeSource: The Wall Street Journal ance rates, plus new cially crucial in agparks and trails for recreation, higher riculture, because irrigation accounts for tourism revenues and improved habitats 70 percent of water use worldwide, and for fish and wildlife. even more in the western United States. Communities prone to excessive storm Getting more crop per drop is central to water runoff can turn existing structures meeting future food needs sustainably. into water catchments. Portland, OrCalifornia farmers are turning to drip egon, is investing in “green roofs” and irrigation, which delivers water at low “green streets” to prevent sewers from volumes directly to the roots of crops. overflowing into the Willamette River. According to U.S. Department of AgriChicago now boasts more than 200 green culture figures, between 2003 and 2008, roofs—including atop City Hall—that California’s drip and micro-sprinkler collectively cover 2.5 million square feet, area expanded by 630,000 acres, to a more than any other U.S. city. The vegtotal of 2.3 million acres—62 percent of etated roofs are providing space for urban the nation’s total drip irrigation. gardens and helping to catch storm water Community-based education and and cool the urban environment. Parking rebates to encourage water-thrifty landlots, too, can be harnessed. scapes can help. Las Vegas, for examMany communities are revitalizing ple, pays residents up to $1.50 for each their rivers by tearing down dams that square foot of grass they rip out, which are no longer safe or serving a useful has helped shrink the city’s turf area by purpose, thus opening up habitats for 125 million square feet and lower its fisheries, restoring healthier water flows annual water use by 7 billion gallons. and improving aquatic quality. In the The water crisis requires us to pay 10 years since the Edwards Dam was attention to how we value and use removed from the Kennebec River, near water. Across the country, it’s essential Augusta, Maine, populations of alethat communities work to take care of wives and striped bass have returned in the ecosystems that supply and cleanse astounding numbers, reviving a recrewater, to live within their water means ational fishery that adds $65 million and to share water equitably. annually to the local economy. Sandra Postel is director of the Global Watershed Moments Water Policy Project, a fellow of the Post Conservation remains the least expenCarbon Institute and a Freshwater Fellow sive and most environmentally sound of the National Geographic Society. She way of balancing water budgets. From adapted this article, based on her chapter, Boston to San Antonio to Los Angeles, “Water – Adapting to a New Normal,” in water consumption has decreased via The Post Carbon Reader: Managing the relatively simple measures like repairing 21st Century’s Sustainability Crises, edited leaks in distribution systems; retrofitby Richard Heinberg and Daniel Lerch, ting homes and businesses with waterand a piece published in Yes! (YesMaga efficient fixtures and appliances; and For more information, visit promoting more sensible and efficient and National outdoor water use.


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Greenwashing– The Spin on Consumer Products By Rae Ann Dougherty


reenwashing” is a term that was first coined in 1986 by Jay Westerveld, a New York environmentalist. He discovered that the hotel industry’s practice of placing placards in each room to promote reuse of guest-towels, ostensibly to “save the environment” was not congruent with the behindthe-scenes practices of hotels. He found that the real objective of this practice was to cut costs to enhance the hotel’s bottom line, not to improve their environmental practices. “Tell it like it is.” Something that we want, but not necessarily getting. The drive to attract customers and appeal to their wants causes the marketers to enter into the world of greenwashing.

Vague and ambiguous labeling lures a consumer to believe he/she is purchasing a product with greater eco-friendly benefits. Additionally many labels look more legit than they actually are. For example S.C. Johnson (makers of leading household brands including Windex, Glade, Raid, Scrubbing Bubbles, Shout and Ziploc) used an internally created and marketed “Greenlist” trademark on their labels since 2001. Finally after two class action lawsuits that claimed deceptive marketing, the manufacturer will stop putting that label on their packaging. How does one protect themselves from being greenwashed? Seek out products that have earned certifications of environmentally preferable products from reputable independent, third party evaluators. Some of the most reputable programs for either the consumer or the professional user are GreenGuard, Green Seal, EcoLogo, and/or EPA’s Design for the Environment (DfE). Rae Ann Dougherty is a professional in the environmental field for the past 35 years. Through Green Cleaning Products LLC she now helps individuals and businesses to find practical solutions to their cleaning challenges. See listing below.

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GREEN KIDS CLUBS Highlighting Hope for the Future by Brian Clark Howard

The goals of green kids clubs range from benchmarking environmental progress to fundraising for local eco-causes. The kids not only have fun,


reen clubs attract youth of many ages. In Needham, Massachusetts, elementary school students formed a Safe Routes to School Green Kids Newman Club and promoted the concept of the Walking School Bus to help classmates walk safely to school as a group. “We started this group because we wanted more kids to walk,” Maya, a fourth-grader, explained to local journalists. They even made and posted appealing safety signs throughout the community. Stephen, another fourth-grader, said: “I feel like it’s doing something for the world. It’s teaching people to be safe, try and walk and try to save the Earth.” Students from New York City Public School 334, the Anderson School, organized a Power Patrol this year. “The kids would go around the school unplugging unused appliances, turning off lights and taking meter readings, so they could see how much they could bring down electricity use,” says Pamela French, a mother and school volunteer who is working on a documentary film about how the Big Apple’s schools can go greener. The students also participated in the citywide student-driven energy competition, the Green Cup Challenge, sponsored by The Green Schools Alliance. Another school initiative, Trash Troopers, had students monitoring their cafeteria’s recycling bins, ensuring that diners properly sort milk cartons from compostable items. “They par-


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ticularly like painting monsters on recycling bins,” says French. At St. Philip the Apostle School, in Addison, Illinois, three middle school students founded Recycle Because You Care to encourage recycling by the larger community. The teens distribute recycling bins and show residents how to properly use them. A few years ago, students at Westerly Middle School, in Rhode Island, decided to do something about global warming, so they formed a junior club of Westerly Innovations Network, a local student-led community service team. Under the banner, Project TGIF – Turn Grease Into Fuel, they placed

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a grease receptacle at the town transfer station, convinced 64 restaurants to donate used fryer oil, and enlisted an oil recycling facility to process it. With money earned from the activity, they purchased biofuel for area charities. They also held events to educate the public on the concept. By 2009, the award-winning program had recycled 36,000 gallons of waste oil, eliminating 600,000 pounds of carbon dioxide. MTV featured the project in its Switch Campaign.

Getting Started Many schools already have green kids clubs, which can be easy to start. Interested students begin by contacting their principal or designated sustainability officer, an increasingly common staff position. Some libraries, museums and nature centers also host such clubs. They often have a specific core focus, such as cave or stream ecology. Local Audubon Society chapters, for example, may offer a Junior Audubon Club to introduce youngsters to bird watching. As National Audubon Society spokesperson Delta Willis notes, “It is vital to create new conservation stewards.”

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When famous alum Sigourney Weaver was recently honored with the organization’s Rachel Carson Award, the actress cited her own participation in the Junior Audubon Club as inspiration for her lifelong support of conservation. “She continues to go bird watching,” Willis adds. Green kids clubs may be bolstered by parent involvement. French serves on the Green Team at her children’s school, where she and other parents meet with administrators and students to help them accomplish their sustainable goals. “There is too much going on in a school day to ask for teachers to do more, so this is an area where parents can help,” she comments. Thinking globally, high school students in Pleasant Hill, California, formed Project Jatropha three years ago to encourage struggling farmers in India to plant jatropha crops that can be turned into biofuel far more efficiently than corn. The teens have earned honors from both the Earth Island Institute’s Brower Youth Awards and the Environmental Protection Agency’s President’s Environmental Youth Awards. Green kids clubs provide educational and entertaining activities that help young people get involved, and can even lead to a career or lifelong hobby. If there isn’t one locally, why not start one up? Brian Clark Howard is a New York City-based multimedia journalist and the co-author of Green Lighting and Geothermal HVAC: Build Your Own Wind Power System. Connect at


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Raising Healthy Children in a Toxic Environment By Annette Bray


n 1962, Rachel Carson, a former U.S. Bureau of Fisheries employee, published her book “Silent Spring,” effectively “blowing the whistle” on DDT and other pesticides and their long-term detrimental effects on the environment. Fifty years later, Americans are more concerned than ever about the toxic chemicals in their environment and still face challenges in ascertaining the safety of the food and products they buy. Exposure is of particular concern in children from fetus to adolescence. During developmental years, rapidly dividing cells are particularly susceptible to chemicals called endocrine disruptors. Other types of toxicants can interfere with healthy DNA function through all phases of life. For example, one study on highlevel dioxin exposure of children in

Seveso, Italy in 1976 showed elevated rates of breast cancer later in life for that grouping of females. These chemicals, of which there are an estimated 80,000 in circulation in the US, have scarcely been tested for human health effects. More problematic, there is very little consideration about the combined effects of these multiple exposures. The first step is to encourage a healthy diet to support the body’s natural detoxing ability. Chemicalfilled processed food increases the toxic load on the body while fruits and vegetables support the body’s ability to flush toxicants. According to the National Human Adipose Tissue Study, which collected fat samples from 1970 to 1987 when funding ran out, 100% of samples collected contained or-


ganochlorine pesticides, aromatics, PCBs, chlorobenzenes, phosphates, phthalates, styrenes and others across all demographics, including infants! Since an overwhelmed detox system stores these chemicals within our own adipose tissue, maintaining a healthy weight is also vital. Buy consumer products with simple ingredients you can understand, avoid chemical fragrances, “foaming agents,” parabens, phthalates, petroleum distillates, etc. Use websites like the Environmental Working Group ( to help you avoid unwanted chemicals. Our children should never be detoxed without an expert’s supervision and shouldn’t need to be. It may be sufficient to remove the excess toxic load. Remember, no one can do a perfect job, but a little extra awareness can go a long way to raising the healthiest children possible. Annette Bray, CSCS, Yoga Instructor has recently undergone Environmental Health Primary Prevention Training and specializes in using movement as therapy. She practices in Boulder. See listing page 26.

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DAY SPA & SALON ANGE DE LA MER SALON AND SPA 1895 Youngfield St, Golden 303-279-6237 Ange de La Mer is a spa and salon specializing in massage, weight loss and anti-aging skin treatments. Regular services include facials, massages, wraps and scrubs, spa packages and more. The Sudatonic Weight Loss Wrap is the only one of its kind in Colorado and helps you burn up to 3000 calories in each session. Therapeutic BO-SSAGE massage instantly helps pain. A Fall Detox is available for $80 which includes Infrared Sauna, Herbal Wrap, and the Ionic Foot Bath, regularly $200, a $120 savings! Each spa treatment begins with a soak in the hydrotherapy bath, complementary wine and beverages.

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

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. We support you in creating the life you desire, and show you how through easy, effective techniques. Free aura clearing and chakra balancing in Wheat Ridge every Thursday 6:30 - 7:30pm. Free open channel clinic in Denver on the 2nd Fridays of the month at 7pm. Everyone is welcome! Call for more information. 303-282-9439. See ad page 10.

STRESS MANAGEMENT & RELIEF VELINA LUJAN Certified Holistic Stress Manager, Certification in Korean Healing Arts Masters in Transpersonal Psychology Certified Massage Therapist For Golden appointments call 303-233-4247 For Boulder appointments call 303-717-7709 Feeling overwhelmed by the magnitude of responsibility and need more peace, energy and vitality while pursuing your vision? Come alive and free yourself of stressors that are in the way of your life’s work. Velina motivates, inspires and gently yet powerfully supports her clients on their journey. She has helped many to find more Energy, Vitality, Clarity regarding the root of the Challenges, and resources for Resolution. Velina specializes in High Stress, High Profile Professionals. Velina holds a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Psychology as well as multiple certifications in holistic healing and teaching, with over 15 years of experience.

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THERAPEUTIC YOGA ANNETTE BRAY, CSCS, YOGA INSTRUCTOR 3101 Iris Ave, Suite 200 Boulder, CO 80301 720-470-1771 Annette Bray has been working in the field of health and wellness for nearly 15 years after completing a degree in Kinesiology. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Teacher Training graduate in the study of Anusara yoga. Her scientific background combined with her intuitive sense in relationship with others, allows her to assess what a body needs as well as feel what the individual is receptive to in making positive changes. Her mission is to coach the active individual to realize their physical and mental potential using the therapeutic principles of yoga so that their body maintains fluidity and ease of movement. She is a lover of the outdoors and a highly kinesthetic individual who believes in the transformative capacity of movement. To this end, she desires to help others remain active for the long-term.

YOGA & MASSAGE THERAPY BELLA YOGA INC. 9459 Longs Peak Dr #126, Henderson 303-227-0446 Are you tired of all the distractions at recreation centers and gyms when you are trying to practice your yoga? At Bella Yoga, you can really enjoy your practice. This beautiful, clean, quiet and peaceful studio creates the perfect place to practice yoga. Bella Yoga also offers massage therapy and childcare at a very reasonable cost so schedule your appointment today! Are you tired of keeping track of how many classes you have left? Become a member and enjoy Unlimited Yoga! Go to for details. Sign up and start to improve the quality of your life today!

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OCTOBER 1, SATURDAY Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble In Concert–Fridays and Saturdays 7:30-9:30pm (Oct 1-2), Sundays 2-4pm (Oct 7,8,9). “DREAM SONGS” features two works; “For the Love Of...” based on Rumi’s poetry and “Dreamcatcher” created by Robinson as a way of celebrating the untold stories of the Americas. Adults $35; children, students, active military, seniors $25. Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre, 119 Park Ave. West, Denver. 303-295-1759 x13 or Yard Sale Fundraiser for Sacred Spaces Spiritual Center–10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-2pm. Huge selection of new and gently used merchandise, including office/school supplies, entertainment center, bed/table linens, jewelry, watches, knick-knacks and collectibles, kitchen ware, books, small appliances and electronics, clothing (some new) and more. 223 Titan St., Aurora.

OCTOBER 2, SUNDAY Non-Denominational Church Service–11am. Doors open 10:40-11am. Celebrate the journey of life with meditation and an informative spiritual message on the first Sunday of every month. Service is followed by a free aura healing - chakra balancing clinic. Rev. Lauren Skye, Officiating Minister. Church of Infinite Spirit / Inner Connection Institute, 2755 S Locust St., Ste 213, Denver. 303-282-9439 or Drum Circle–5:30-7:30pm. Chanting 5:30-6pm, drumming 6-7:30pm. No exp necessary. Love Offering. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or Mantra and Meditation–9am-Noon. Yoga’s approach to meditation with emphasis on the use of sound and mantra. Presented by Chase Bossart from the Krishnamacharya tradition. $45. PranaYoga and Ayurveda Mandala, 3333 Federal Blvd., Denver. Hansa 303-432-8099, or


Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible!’ ~Audrey Hepburn

A Basic 5-Week Meditation–7-9pm. Meditation can help you achieve a lifelong transformation, help you relax and create change in your life. Let go negativity and stress; make room for the positive and improve health. Learn lifelong skills to develop a personal practice in our 5-week meditation. Feel the results and experience the changes in your body. $180. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino, Founder of Journey Within, 720-413-7303, journeywithin@ or Get Happy Get Results! Play Your Way to the Life You Want in Just 21 Days– 5-6pm. A powerful, 21day Abraham-Hicks Law of Attraction teleconference program. One call per day, either an interactive group call or a 20-min one-on-one call, and a playbook. Designed to raise your vibration with fun! $399; refer a friend for $349. Moderators Barbara Hagerman, 303.667.2223 or, and Lisa Marshall, Aspen DeCew-Hot Seat Nights–6:30-9:30pm. Observe the powerful work of Human Software En-


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gineering and WaveMaker technology first hand in a large audience setting. $20/Pre-reg; $30/Door. Info@ or 303-730-6695. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, #100, Arvada. 303-731-6695.

OCTOBER 5, WEDNESDAY Monthly Free Healing Energy Clinic in Denver– 5:45-7pm. A healing is an energy clearing, like a psychic massage. During a healing, energy one does not need is cleared, including blocks to growth and flow. Clarity and contentment are restored. Donations appreciated, but not required. Evening clinics first Wednesday of the month. Inner Connection Institute Denver location: 2755 S Locust St., Ste 213 Denver. 303-282-9439 or The Local Food Shift Meets Slow Money with Woody Tasch–6:30-9pm. Discuss ways to shift investment dollars away from globalized systems and into local investments that fit with values and increase personal wealth, while building stronger, self-reliant communities. $20/non-members. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver. Registrar 720-8653580 or Oneness Blessing–5:30-6:30pm. A team of certified blessing givers will be offering Oneness Blessings, a non-denominational benediction and Oneness Energy transferred. The blessing can accelerate spiritual growth and deepening. Love Offering. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303237-8851 or The Bio-Mechanics of Auto Injury–7-8:15pm. This workshop includes a Q & A session with Dr. Keuhn who has over 25 years of experience in helping people recover from soft tissue injuries. A specialist in automobile accidents, Dr. Keuhn understands the complicated aspects of the medical and legal issues. Free. LifeSource Health Partners, 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP reqd 303-934-3600 or CCC: Consciousness Conversations & Contemplations–6:45-10pm. Monthly meetings to raise awareness and consciousness through presentations, discussion, interaction, and networking. Explore integration of enlightened living in personal and professional lives. Love offering. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, #100, Arvada. 303-731-6695.

OCTOBER 6, THURSDAY Angel Healing Clinic–7:15-7:45pm. Instructors will communicate messages from the Angels and assist in healing for the individual and the entire group. Individual Healing Sessions 15 min/$25 at 8pm by appointment. Take your healing to the next level in these life changing, personalized sessions! $10/Group healing $25/individual healing. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino, Founder of Journey Within, 720-413-7303, or The Complexity of Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity–7-9:30pm. Have you ever wondered if you might suffer from this condition? Have you

been tested yet still believe there may be a problem? This talk will educate you on one of America’s most common conditions, Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac disease and why it is so difficult to diagnose, yet extremely dangerous to your health! Free. Swedish Medical Center, 501 E. Hampden Ave., Englewood. Dr. Ian Hollaman 303-882-8447 or Denver Celiac Society. Brain Balance Achievement Center Informational Lecture–12pm. The Brain Balance Program is a research-based learning center with 15 years of experience successfully reconnecting thousands of children, freeing them from the effects of ADHD, Dyslexia, Asperger’s and other neurological disorders. Free. Brain Balance Achievement Center, 1211 Avery St., Golden. RSVP 303-278-1780 or Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood with Rev. Barry Ebert–9-11am. Five Thursdays. Learn the powerful Love and Logic tools to make parenting more fun and build a happier family. $90/indiv;$150/ couple. Child care $5/session/child. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or

OCTOBER 8, SATURDAY Pet Energy Healings–Noon-3pm. Set aside some time to get your furry, feathered, or finned friends a pet healing! A pet energy healing can assist your pet in maintaining its health, vitality, and enthusiasm. Our healers work directly with your pet or they can work with a picture. Healings generally take about 10 - 15 minutes. Drop in. $10. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino, Founder of Journey Within, 720-413-7303, journeywithin@ or Holistic Healing/Psychic/Vendor Fair–11am5:30pm. J4CL offers an exciting fair with an variety of complimentary healing modalities including massage, shamanic, foot baths, reiki, cord cutting, healing touch, oils, crystal bowls, and bars. Readers include palmistry, tarot, intuitive, astrological and vendors include crystals, jewelry, oils, clothing, and more. $20/20 minutes or per healer/reader/vendor. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695. Ghetto Physics Movie–7:30-9:30pm. “Ghetto Physics” takes a look at power relationships in American society from the toughest street corners to Wall Street. Documentary footage, animation, satire and dramatization illustrates examples of real-life pimps or corporate executives repeating the power dynamics that have persisted for centuries. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695.

OCTOBER 10, MONDAY Astrological Lecture–5:30pm. Main classroom, Eric Hughes, astrologer. Free. Isis Books and Gifts, 2775 S. Broadway, Englewood. 303-761-8627 or

OCTOBER 11, TUESDAY Nutritional Cleansing Presentation & Tasting– 7-8:30pm. Also on the 25th. Learn about a new cleansing and fat-burning system that is natural and effective. Eliminate toxins and lose an average of 9-12 pounds in just nine days! Includes a product tasting. Free. LifeSource Health Partners, 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP 303-934-3600 or

savethedate TOOLS FOR A HAPPIER LIFE: Light Lecture Series at the Center of Light Mondays in October; 7:30pm These classes are designed to help you gain the skills necessary to live a happier, more fulfilling and productive life. September topics include: October 3rd: Secrets to Happy Relationships; 17th: Controlling Negative Emotions; 24th: Adding Spirituality to Yoga. The nonprofit Center of Light promotes positive change and personal development, using proven methods that work in real life. $8. Center of Light, 2300 Forest St., Denver. Information or register 720-308-9944, Denver@CentersOfLight. org, or

THREE-WEEK COURSE: The Art of Embodiment Cleanse and Immunity-Boosting Retreat Wednesday, October 12 through Sunday, October 30 Learn new tools and practices for a healthier, more vibrant you. This program is the perfect opportunity to gently cleanse and bolster your immune system before the winter months. Treat your body and senses to a feast of delicious foods, rejuvenating yoga and personal care. This experiential class will help you deepen your relationship with your ability to heal and increase your understanding of how you allow yourself to be nourished (or don’t). Class meets twice a week; teleconference classes are an option. Facilitated by Esther Cohen, MS, RD, CBP, Founder of Seven Bowls School of Nutrition, Nourishment and Healing. For more information, see

WOMEN AS LEADERS, WOMEN AS HEALERS October 15 and 16, 2011 A 2-day event for women designed to create a larger sense of purpose and a more focused commitment to becoming active agents of change in both their own and the global communities. This cutting-edge event will bring together women to explore the power of collaborating to address issues that will never be healed through political action or military force. This event will offer several classes addressing various aspects of women’s lives and offering tools for transformation.

MYTHS & FACTS ABOUT CHIROPRACTIC October 18, 7 - 8:15 pm Have you ever wondered what causes back pain or why it “comes and goes” without any real explanation? This class will explore how chiropractic works, what conditions respond to chiropractic care, the importance of the nervous system in overall health and the basics of maintaining spinal health. We will explain what happens when your back “goes out” as well as common myths such as “slipped discs” and bones being “out of place.” Participants will be given the opportunity to receive a postural analysis during the class or schedule an appointment for an in depth spinal analysis at no charge. More info at LifeSourcehp. com/IntroToChiro.php. Free. LifeSource Health Partners 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP required 303-934-3600 or see Classes under Learning Center at

JUICE UP YOUR BODY LOVE Saturday, October 22, 3:30 – 5:30pm Write and dance to explore how you relate to your body and your food. Journal guide Carolyn Jennings and dancer Lucy Wallace will inspire and support you to uncover what you didn’t know you knew. All are welcome, whether you’ve had a disordered relationship with food and body or just the normal-crazy of our culture. Embrace pleasure in this afternoon of play and love. Alchemy of Movement, 2436 30th Street, Boulder, 303-449-4410, $25. For questions or if you’re interested in this as an ongoing workshop, .

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lookingahead 2011 NOVEMBER 2 How To Eliminate Low Back Pain and Sciatica–7-8:15pm. Workshop reviews basic spinal anatomy, common causes of low back pain, sciatica and disc problems. Screenings and treatment options discussed. Learn about alternatives to drugs. Free. LifeSource Health Partners, 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP req’d 303-934-3600 or

NOVEMBER 3 The Heart of the Matter: Holiness, Intimacy & Ecstasy with Jeffrey Bear Medicine Wium–See Save the Date listing. Brain Balance Achievement Center Informational Lecture–12pm. The Brain Balance Program is a research-based learning center with 15 years of experience successfully reconnecting thousands of children, freeing them from the effects of ADHD, Dyslexia, Asperger’s and other neurological disorders. Free. Brain Balance Achievement Center, 1211 Avery St., Golden. RSVP 303-278-1780 or

Tarot for Life and a Living: Professional Certification Program–7-8:30pm. Free Orientation. Curriculum overview; meet the faculty. Done with dabbling? Enroll in this unconventional in-depth Training Program that teaches a dynamic approach to Tarot as a fulfilling and successful life practice. Bi-weekly block classes. $750/trimester (36 classroom hrs). Scholarships/work study available. Donation Welcome, $5. Naropa Institute, 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder. Montsegure Institute, 720-837-8517, montsegure@

NOVEMBER 5 Samadhi Yoga Nicaragua Yoga Retreat–See Save the Date listing. Brain Balance Center of Golden Open House–11am-4pm. The Open House will feature a tour of the center and a staff meet-and-greet. A 20-minute lecture about the Brain Balance Program and latest research will be held on the hour. Brain Balance Achievement Center, 1211 Avery St., Golden. RSVP 303-278-1780 or

NOVEMBER 10 How The Doctor and Patient Can Work Together To Defeat Diabetes–7-8:15pm. Bill Bergman, MD and Frank Harritt, a 20+ year successful diabetic patient, present insights on Better Diabetes Control Through Diabetes Self-Defense®. You will leave this presentation with a simple and effective strategy for a longer, healthier life. Free. Belmar Public Library, 555 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood City Commons, Lakewood. RSVP 303-934-3600 or

NOVEMBER 11 Evolve Expo: a Springboard for Conscious Change on 11-11-11–See Save the Date listing.

NOVEMBER 17 Brain Balance Achievement Center Informational Lecture–6pm. The Brain Balance Program is a research-based learning center with 15 years of experience successfully reconnecting thousands of children, freeing them from the effects of ADHD, Dyslexia, Asperger’s and other neurological disorders. Free. Brain Balance Achievement Center, 1211 Avery St., Golden. RSVP 303-278-1780 or

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50 Ways to Find Your Lover–6:30-8:30pm. Six Wednesdays. Stop looking for love and start finding it by using the Law of Attraction. Use EFT to release negative beliefs. Find a new lover or impassion an existing one! Experiential. $224. Bring a friend and save $40! Estara, 1385 Carr St., Lakewood. Barbara Hagerman, 303-667-2223 or Three-week course: The Art of Embodiment Cleanse and Immunity-Boosting Retreat–through Sunday, October 30. See Save the Date listing. www. Full Moon Ceremony–7-9pm. Full Moon Ceremony with drumming, dance, ceremonies, teachings, and networking. Bring a snack to share and a love offering. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695.





Drum Circle with Shaman Rick Strong Feather and John Thunderheart Robinson–7-9pm. Join the community for Drum Circle, Dige Players, Flutes, Shamanic Healing, Sound Healing, and Messages from the Strong Feather and the ThunderHeart. Love offering/donation. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, #100, Arvada. 303-731-6695 or Rocky Mountain Wild Mile High Bash–5-9pm. National Geographic author, Jonathan Waterman, will discuss his recent expedition and sign copies of “Running Dry and The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict.” Free beer/wine, Colorado harvest-themed cuisine, silent and live auction, live critters from the Butterfly Pavilion-Kid’s Zone, puppet show and educational wildlife activities. $50 early, $60 at door; children are free and encouraged. Artwork Network Gallery, 878 Santa Fe Dr., Denver. Andrea West 303-546-0214x3 or andrea@

OCTOBER 14, FRIDAY Trance Medium Healing Clinic–7pm. Arrive early, bldg doors auto-lock 6:55 PM. Open Channeling 7-7:30ish, Free. Followed by Healings $10. Trance medium healing is a dynamic process facilitating re-alignment and cleansing of the spiritual body. This clinic involves channeling, energy readings, and intense individual clearings. Plan some time for yourself after your healing. No appt necessary. Inner Connection Institute, 2755 S Locust St., Ste 213, Denver. 303-2829439 or Akashic Records Weekend Training at Samadhi Yoga–7-8pm. The Akashic Records are an etheric library of information for human consciousness which can be used to help us heal, feel empowered, release

fear, gain wisdom, and manifest our heart’s desire. Learn how to access the Akasha, and understand our hunches or intuition. $250/Early Bird or $300/ door. Samadhi Center for Yoga, 639 E 19th Ave., Denver. Annie 303-860-9642 or


Divine Connection: An Invitation to Alter Your Reality Forever with Neale Donald Walsch, BestSelling Author of the Conversations with God Series–7pm and Saturday 9am-5pm. Experience the physical presence of God—and receive a direct answer—to the most pressing questions in your life. Heal past issues and face change with peace and grace. $30 Friday, $75 Saturday, Combination ticket $90. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-232-4079 or

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Freedom from the Inside Out–5-6:30pm. Explore do-it-yourself techniques like EFT, The Emotion Code and inner body awareness to reduce STRESS and clear blocks, baggage and limiting beliefs. Group meets monthly. Free. Downtown Littleton. Details Vicki Nelson 303-955-7532 or Inspirational/Spiritual Movie Night–7-9pm. The latest spiritual movies picked by Kay Ford Johnsen to share with our community. Check website for film listing. Second Friday of the Month. $10. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695.

HOW TO PSYCHICALLY READ & PAINT THE AURA You don’t have to be an artist or have psychic abilities to enjoy this “playshop!” Learn to psychically sense and paint the colorful energy field, including spirits and spirit guides around a person. Fun ways to increase your sensitivity to color and energy, like “eyeless sight” - sense with your hands the textures, vibrations, temperature, and other characteristics of colors. Take home 3 paintings of your own aura! Art supplies and handouts included. Register: Karen Fox, 303-942-0646,, Instructors: Karen Fox, Lisa Lanyon. RSVP in Advance ~ Pay at the Class. $65. Journeys for Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Building A, Suite 100, Arvada.

PENDULUM DOWSING & EARTH ACUPUNCTURE Oct 29-30, Lafayette, taught by Karen Rice King, Healing Arts Practitioner & Master Dowser Learn to dowse and clear the land of negative stress grids. Workshop cost of $350 includes a complete package of tools to dowse your home and office! Bring a friend and receive a discount of $50 each. Please call 303-665-0175 or see for details.



Student Psychic Medium Readings Group Session–9am-11pm. Get messages from those in spirit who are with you: family and friends who have passed over to The Other Side, pets, and spirit guides. Students in The Aspen Program for Psychic Development will be giving messages in a group setting. Support the students as they develop their spirit mediumship skills. Love Offering. ISIS Books & Gifts, 2775 S. Broadway, Englewood. Karen Fox 303-942-0646 or

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Psychic Self-Defense–12:30-3pm. Learn healthier psychic boundaries and keep negativity and curses at bay. Discuss and practice techniques for psychic shielding, cleansing and energy retrieval. Jackie is a High Priestess of the Wicca, a professional psychic and healer and worked for years as a psychotherapist. $25. Jacqueline Weller, TheLivingGoddess. com. Isis Books and Gifts, 2775 S. Broadway, Englewood. 303-761-8627 or Women as Leaders, Women as Healers– See Save the Date listing.

OCTOBER 16, SUNDAY Community HU Song–10:30-11am. Join us in Denver or Boulder on each third Sunday for our monthly Community HU song. HU is an ancient and sacred name for God, sung for spiritual upliftment. It is non-denominational and can be sung by anyone. Free. ECKANKAR Center of Denver and ECKANKAR Center of Boulder Valley, 5800 E. Evans Ave., Denver and 1800 30th St., Ste 208, Boulder. Denver 303-756-9287 or Boulder phone 303-443-1610 or Tea Talks for Women Presents “What Are Your Eight Blocks: Identifying the Small Changes that Will Transform Your Life!” with Julie Hammerstein, CN–2:30-4:30pm. As a nutritionist, speaker and author, Julie eloquently guides you toward steps to re-shape your health. Come away with fundamental truths about nutrition and exercise to create a new mind-set and change your life forever! $10. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-232-4079 or

November 3-6 Shift perceptual awareness, overcome obstacles, create equilibrium and strengthen inner knowing using the celestially integrated heart wisdom of the Andean Altomisayoqs and Gnostic Saints. These universally accessible, nondenominational programs convey practical knowledge for living consciously, at ease in daily activity, relationships and prospering business environments. $250/full weekend. Samadhi Center for Yoga, 639 East 19th Avenue, Denver. 303-860-9642.

SAMADHI YOGA NICARAGUA YOGA RETREAT OVER 11/11/11 November 5-12th, 2011 Please join Samadhi’s own Jeremy Wolf and Beth Sanchez for retreat at Aqua, a peaceful remote Nicaraguan resort. Be supported by nature and friends to touch the fullness of life with daily mindfulness practices, yoga, breath work, dharma sharing, full moon meditation, and more. Come home serene, transformed, awake, and filled up beyond what you thought was possible. $1495/pp (not including airfare). Samadhi Center for Yoga, 639 East 19th Avenue, Denver. Call Annie for more details 303-588-7218 or email

EVOLVE EXPO: A SPRINGBOARD FOR CONSCIOUS CHANGE ON 11-11-11 November 11 and 12 at the Denver Merchandise Mart Journeys for Conscious Living presents 2 full days and 2 incredible nights at the “EVOLve ™ Expo 11-11-11 Gathering: A Springboard for Conscious Change.” The expo features international speakers, breakout sessions, musicians, dance and vendors that support and promote the gathering of individuals that share a common desire to raise the consciousness of humanity and support our planet. Drum circles, dance, and community celebrations. General sessions, keynotes and products that relate to conscious business, alternative health, healing modalities, conscious activism, sustainability, and personal growth. Info 303-731-6695 or

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OCTOBER 17, MONDAY Herbal Alchemy–6-8pm. The Magickal Uses of Herbs with Karen Charboneau-Harrison meets two Mondays to explore the energies of herbs, essential oils and resins. Covers theory and practicum where you will compose and make your own formulas. Karen Charboneau-Harrison is the proprietor of Moon Magick Herbal Apothecary and the author of The Herbal Alchemist’s Handbook. $75. Isis Books and Gifts, 2775 S. Broadway, Englewood. 303-761-8627 or

OCTOBER 18, TUESDAY Myths & Facts About Chiropractic–7-8:15pm. This workshop explores how chiropractic works, what conditions respond to chiropractic care, the importance of the nervous system in overall health and the basics of maintaining spinal health. What happens when your back “goes out” or bones “slip out of place.” Free. LifeSource Health Partners, 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP 303-934-3600 or

OCTOBER 19, WEDNESDAY Oneness Blessing–5:30-6:30pm. See description Oct 5. Love Offering. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or

OCTOBER 20, THURSDAY Angel Healing Clinic–7:15-7:45pm. Instructors will communicate messages from the Angels and assist in healing for the individual and the entire group. Individual Healing Sessions 15 min/$25 at 8pm by appointment. Take your healing to the next level in these life changing, personalized sessions! $10/Group healing $25/individual healing. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino, Founder of Journey Within, 720-413-7303, or Oneness Deekshas & Sacred Sound with Ann Hines & Donna Baldwin–7-9pm. Oneness Deeksha with live Sacred Sound from crystal bowls and nativeAmerican flute. Deeksha is a Divine intelligent energy transfer that causes a neurobiological transformation within the brain of the receiving individual. It supports all paths. Love Offering/$20 suggested. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, #100, Arvada. 303-731-6695.

Three Food Blogs, Three Cuisines, Infinite Inspiration–7-8:30pm. Join food bloggers Diane Cu and Todd Porter (, Manisha Pandit (, and Jennifer Yu ( as they discuss how their blogs evolved beyond mere archives into beautiful compilations of personal stories, stunning photographs, and cultural experiences. Lecture: $20/non-members; $10/students; Workshop/$60. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver. Registrar 720-865-3580 or Brain Balance Achievement Center Informational Lecture–6pm. See info Oct 6. Brain Balance Achievement Center, 1211 Avery St., Golden. RSVP 303-2781780 or

OCTOBER 22, SATURDAY A Day with David Whyte-10am-4pm. Presented by Sounds True. Naropa University, Boulder. The Afterlife: Discovering what comes next–1-3pm. In this energetic discussion, join your ideas of the afterlife with the perceptions of others, and the information Sean Michael Morris has received through communication with guides, spirits, and ascended masters. $25. Isis Books and Gifts, 2775 S. Broadway, Englewood. 303-761-8627 or Juice Up Your Body Love–3:30-5:30pm. See Save the Date listing.

OCTOBER 23, SUNDAY Access Consciousness with Joey LaGuardia–1-8pm. Are you interested in changing the pieces in your life that don’t work? The life you know you deserve is possible, fun and easy. Could you have a life better than anything you’ve ever imagined? Would you be interested? $200. Samadhi Center for Yoga, 639 E 19th Ave., Denver. How to Psychically Read & Paint the Aura–10am4pm. See Save the Date listing.

OCTOBER 26, WEDNESDAY Heal The Healers–7-9pm. Designed for healers to both give and receive. Share your gifts and get your time of healing on the table as well. All healers are invited. Bring your energy, tools, and snack to share. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, #100, Arvada. 303-731-6695.


New Moon Goddess Circle–7pm-9pm. New Moon Goddess Circle with drumming, dance, ceremonies, teachings, and networking. Bring a snack to share and a love offering for the center. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695.

OCTOBER 28, FRIDAY Thai Herbal Treat Night–6:30-8:30pm. Forget tricks, we have treats! Wear your best costumes. We will have stations set up for you to try our new line of Thai products: Thai Fisherman pants, practice & receive some Thai compress loving, try the new Thai facial & body scrubs, Thai face mask and our new Thai lotions/balms/oils. Best costumes win free products! Free. Denver Integrative Massage School 2414 W. 32nd ave., Denver. Hillary 720-270-3633 or hillary@ Bridge of Expression–7-11pm and Sat 10am-9pm. The greatest art in life is the power of expression. Gain invaluable tools to stand in your personal power, fully express in your creativity, and transform your relationships. $95/single, $85/family member (incl lunch). Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-232-4079 or

OCTOBER 29, SATURDAY Psychic & Healing Fair–Noon-5pm. Reading/Healing Sessions w/Rev. DebraRae, 20 min/$25; Reiki w/ Egyptian Healing Rods $20; Detox Foot Bath $20; Oxygen/Aromatherapy $10; Chi Machine $10; Paraffin Hand Dip $10 + merchandise, including many new items. $2 + Services. Sacred Spaces Spiritual Center, 223 Titan St., Aurora. 303-365-0200. Pendulum Dowsing & Earth Acupuncture–See Save the Date listing.

OCTOBER 30, SUNDAY Halloween Seance at Isis Books–5pm. On Halloween, the veil between our world and the other side may be at its thinnest. Rev. Charles Cox will be leading a seance at Isis Books which was previously a funeral home. It's an opportunity to experience a seance in a space connected with death and grief. Seating limited, RSVP a must. $20. Isis Books and Gifts, 2775 S. Broadway, Englewood. 303-761-8627 or

A Day With

David Whyte Author of River Flow and What to Remember When Waking

Saturday, October 22, 2011 · 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. NAROPA UNIVERSITY: Nalanda Events Center, 6287 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder ADMISSON: $125 in advance; $135 at the door

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INFORMATION & TICKETS or call Sounds True at 800.333.9185 Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

ongoingevents monday Tools for a Happier Life: Light Lecture Series at the Center of Light–7:30pm. See Save the Date listing. Yo g a F o r K i d s – 1 0 : 1 5 - 11 a m . G o t o for details. If you are interested, send email to Ashtanga Vinyasa Free Flow Yoga w/EmySol– 6:30pm. Exhilarating and complete Yoga practice uses Ujjayi breath to flow from one asana (pose) to another to energize metabolic rate, burn fat, build a firm toned healthy body, increase stamina and develop great strength and flexibility. Instructor: EmySol -Ananda Shakti Ma. Call for pricing. No exp. req’d. 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695. Community Thai Yoga Massage Student Clinic–5-7pm, practicum sessions available to the public. In Thailand you still find traditional, community massage setting. Sessions combine Thai yoga massage with Asian and Western massage techniques. 60 min/$21, 90 min/$28. Denver Integrative Massage School, 2414 W. 32nd Ave., Denver. Appt req 720-252-2716 or

tuesday Community Thai Yoga Massage Student Clinic–Tues & Thurs 11:30am-3:30pm. See info Mondays.

wednesday Weekly Free Healing Energy Clinic in Denver– 12:15-1pm. A healing is an energy clearing, like a psychic massage. During a healing, unneeded energy is cleared, incl blocks to growth and flow. Clarity and contentment restored. Donations appreciated, but not reqd. Inner Connection Institute Denver location: 2755 S Locust St., Ste 213 Denver. 303-282-9439 or Free Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing– 6-7pm. A healing is an energy clearing, like an “energy car wash.” During a healing, we release negative energy that is blocking you from growth and stopping you from creating the life you desire. Donations welcome. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio, 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino, Founder of Journey Within, 720-413-7303, journeywithin@ or Ashtanga Vinyasa Free Flow Yoga w/EmySol– 6:30pm. See description Mondays.

thursday Weekly Free Healing Energy Clinic in Wheat Ridge–6:30-7:30pm. See description Wednes-

days. Mini-readings are available after clinic- $10. Inner Connection Institute North Side location: 4325 Harlan St., Wheat Ridge. 303-257-4797 or Community Thai Yoga Massage Student Clinic– Tues & Thurs 11:30am-3:30pm. See info Mondays . Free Aura and Chakra Healings–6-7pm. Negative energy will be gently removed from your body and then replaced with your own positive energy. You will feel great and be ready take your next steps. Free. Psychic readings also available with appt at no cost. Boulder Psychic Institute, 1332 Pearl St, Boulder. 303-530-0920 or

friday Modern-Day Meditation–7:30-9pm. Meditation uses all types of music and guides people to a more calm and open state, to think clearly about solutions for daily life changes and find a deeper spiritual connection within. First class free. Colorado Health and Wellness Center, 126 W 5th Ave., Denver. Diane Walker-Allison 303-524-4040 or Low-Cost Community Wellness Clinic–9am7pm. 1st and 3rd Fri’s by appt. Therapeutic massage, Brennan Healing Science, holistic bodywork, energy work, cosmetology, stress mgmnt consult, shamanic journey, hypnotherapy, nutritional consult, herbalist, psychic readers, crystal attunements, healing touch, private yoga classes and more! Some practitioners avail throughout the week. $45/sliding scale. Stress Management Services Wellness Coop in Boulder. Call Marie at 720-877-1727 or

saturday Prenatal Yoga–11:30am-12:30pm. Go to for details. If you are interested, send email to Sooji Acupressure & QiGong Healing Sessions– 3-5:15pm. Sooji Hand Acupressure works by opening up the meridian channels and allowing your energy to flow. QiGong works by releasing blockages in the central nervous system. Offering ½ hr sessions on Donation basis (min. $15 requested). Tao & Zen Holistic Center, Denver. RSVP to

sunday Planetary Healing and World Harmony Meditation Call–8-9am. Let us come together, as source sovereign beings, to hold the knowing of the truth of the highest potential for healing and harmony for the earth and her peoples. Donation Suggested $12. Linda Lawson, 720-475-1300.

classifieds Events LIGHT LECTURES - Mondays 7:30pm. October 3rd Secrets to Happy Relationships; 17th Controlling Negative Emotions; 24th Adding Spirituality to Yoga. Center of Light, 2300 Forest Denver 720-308-9944.

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