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letterfrompublishers If you’ve ever sat and watched children on a playground, you’ve seen the utter lack of self-consciousness, the joy of running, swinging and jumping. It’s a beautiful example of losing oneself in the moment. As Melanie Smithson points out in her article on page 11, some of the world’s greatest minds found their inspiration during play. The staff at Golden Solar (see p18) play in the Lakewood softball league. When we are feeling the stress and tightness of deadlines, we hit the trail on foot or mountain bike. One recent stress-filled day, we decided to dance everywhere we went in the office and at home. Not only does it feel silly and good, it is quite a kick for those still sitting to watch someone shake and shimmy around the room. Laughter really is great medicine. We created a list of fun stuff we love to do; you might try this with your family! Ride the Alpine slide, tube on Clear Creek, pan for gold, art festivals, farmers markets, movies, camp out, 4-wheeling. We are blessed with so much to see and do in Colorado and we never want to cease to be tourists in our adopted state. After watching some tabloid news about the breakup of Kristen Stewart (KStew) and Robert Pattison (RPatz), we took to calling each other by TChris and DZerb for the day. Why should JLo have all the fun with a catchy nickname? We working on a combo name like “Brangelina” next. “Zerbwell” does have a nice ring to it. 3M is a company that innovates existing products (everything from tape and computer screens to food safety and first aid). They require their employees to take an hour (besides lunch) during the day to do whatever they want…work on a personal project, play ping-pong, whatever. They believe a little creative play helps them be more productive and innovative.

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newsbriefs Join Natural Awakenings in September

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atural Awakenings will be a part of four events in September, handing out magazines and saying hello to our readers! Join us at: Whole Man Expo at the Cable Center in Denver on Sept 8: Mensanthology.com/whole-man-expo/; Organic Alley Ciclovia in Boulder on Sept 16: BoulderGreenStreets.org; A Moments for Mutts fundraiser for dog/cat rescue The Misha May Foundation at the Boettcher Mansion on Sept 22: MishaMayFoundation. org/moments2012; Green Sprouts Natural Baby and Family Fest at the Denver Zoo Sept 30; RedirectGuide.com/greensprouts.

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oga with Yaga offers a new 8-wk series on Saturdays from Sept 29 - Nov 17 at the Yo Mama Yoga and Family Center, 737 29th St., Boulder. The “Yoga for the Back” series is designed to bring strength and flexibility to one’s back and core, greatly improving posture and general wellbeing. The goal is educate and provide take-home practices to maintain back health for life. Says Yaga Richter, “This is an excellent stand-alone or complimentary therapy for back pain sufferers and no previous yoga experience is required.” For all the details, contact Yaga at yaga@yogawithyaga.com, 303-8189883 or YogawithYaga.com. See ad page 31.

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randon Bays, renowned healer, teacher, author and founder of the transformational healing work “The Journey” will be visiting Denver and Fort Collins in September, offering talks, seminars, book signings and workshops. Bays is traveling to discuss her newly revised and updated bestselling book, The Journey and its companion book Living The Journey. Brandon Bays experienced a healing from a large benign tumor in only six and a half weeks without drugs or surgery and teaches these techniques to others. “These techniques are simple, effective and practical. The Journey has helped thousands of people heal anxiety, depression, anger, grief, chronic pain, self-esteem issues, physical illnesses, mental issues, and relationship difficulties,” says Sharon Sedgwick-Wilcox of The Journey USA. Bays appears exclusively at Journeys for Conscious Living in Arvada for a Journey Intensive and Advanced Skills Workshop September 14-16. See Daily Calendar on page x for appearances. Journeys for Conscious Living, Living Water Building at 7401 W 59th Ave., Arvada. Register at TheJourneyNA.com. See ad page 9.

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he Misha May Foundation is requesting live and silent auction items for their annual fundraiser, A Moment for Mutts, Sept 22nd at the Boettcher Mansion in Golden. This intensely compassionate group of volunteers rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes cats and dogs with a true ‘No Kill’ policy. Help a great cause and promote your business by offering goods or gift certificates for services and products, or help out by sponsoring food and beverages at the fundraiser. Donated items currently range from an African Safari to framed original artwork by local artist Ken Elliott, pet photography, pet food, handmade jewelry, massages and spa visits. The Misha May Foundation depends solely on fundraising to give animals a second chance that would otherwise be euthanized in area shelters. Send items before Sept 15th to PO 151166, Lakewood, CO 80215-1166 or call Joan at 303-618-1723. MishaMayFoundation.org/moments.html. See ad, page 2.

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ai Maa, spiritual luminary and master of transformation from India, a, is coming to the Colorado Convention n Center for “Embody the Passionate New ew You!” on September 21st and 22nd. “Be ready to move ahead in full e alignment with the new energies of the planet. Activate yourself and realize your true passion. Experience energetic attunements. Master practical techniques to enliven your life,” says Denise Gibe, from the Office of Sai Maa. Her Holiness Sai Maa’s mission is global enlightenment through practical spirituality and personal transformation, where everyone realizes their selfmastery and lives together in unity as Divine Love in Action. Opening Night is September 21, 7:30-9:30pm $25 and September 22nd is the Full Event, 10am-3pm and 7:30pm-9:30pm, $200. For more information or to register, go to www.sai-maa.com.

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ponsored by the SEED Institute (Source for Educational Empowerment and Community Dialogue), the Wisdom from the Origins Conference: The Mayan Calendar and Other Prophecies on the Future of Humanity will be held September 13 – 17 at the Marriott Pyramid Hotel, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Opening ceremonies take place at Chaco Culture National Historical Park, and the conference features a special dinner, art auction and performances by an indigenous dance troupe. The conference brings together Indigenous elders, social visionaries, ecologists, philosophers, healers and experts on the Maya calendar to explore and rediscover what it means to be human. Featured presenters include Barbara Marx Hubbard, Marianne Williamson, Gregg Braden, James O’Dea, Kenny Ausubel, Nina Simons, Robert Sitler and Kenneth Johnson. They will be joined by the head of the Mayan Council of Elders, six members of The Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, Mayan daykeepers, Hopi elders and many other wisdom holders from around the world. For fees, directions, additional information and to register, call 505-792-2900, email GParry@SEEDGraduateInstitute.org or visit SEEDGraduateInstitute.org.

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HORSE AND HUMAN RETREAT Feb 15-21 at the White Stallion Ranch in Tucson is lead by Kim Baker MS, RMT, ECT and Gail Chodera CMT, CYT. Reconnect with a unique blend of relaxation, yoga, healing arts, horseback riding and hiking in the Sonoran Desert. KBNaturalHorsemanship.com. DEVIL’S THUMB RANCH RESORT & SPA IN TABERNASH TO RAISE ITS OWN 100% PURE WAGYU BEEF- The upcoming James Beard Foundation Dinner Sept. 8 will showcase the sustainable and unique ingredients of the Ranch’s seasonal menus. They are known for sustainable and environmental commitment to all facets of the resort experience. DevilsThumbRanch.com GLOWMAPPING MOVES TO DENVER TECH CENTER: Susanne Hoogwater of Glowmapping LLC is a visual thinking partner for heart-based business owners, professionals and individuals. Each session helps clarify vision and take focused action. Glowmapping.com. BOULDER AUTHOR CAROLYN ROSE HART has released “Step Up Step Out,” her new book detailing a four-year journey of self-discovery. CarolynRoseHart.com. LIVING YOGA NOW OPEN IN DENVER: From basic programs to classes for seasoned practitioners, pre/post natal women, anyone contending with pain, or movement/posture related discomfort. LivingYogaDenver.com.

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healthbriefs EXHALE YOUR HEAD By CM Brown

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magine your head as a beanbag filled with millions of tiny little beans called thoughts. These beans come in many shapes and sizes; fear, anger, hope, jealousy, resentment, happiness, doubt, desire and the personal identity of ‘me’ or Ego. All of these thoughts and ego forms have something in common - conditioning. Conditioning is the idea that things should be a certain way; “I should do this.” “I would do this if only I could, and I should.” The ego always wants to get this or that thing - to establish its worth. I overheard two people talking recently. One said to the other, in a very matter of fact way, “Well, everyone wants to win.” The other agreed. But, what is winning? It is confirmation of the ego’s idea about itself as being worthy. If I “win,” the ego feels good. If I “lose,” the ego feels lousy. The ego is subject to the indiscriminate whims of external events or the fluctuations of thought. This can be an endless drama of dissatisfaction. The result of dissatisfaction drama is an endless search for satisfaction. But, is satisfaction to be found in thoughts or in the attempt to build up the power of the ego? This is the question at the heart of Self Inquiry. This Self does not exist in the head, in the thoughts, nor in the ego. We do have a tremendous power of breath, of life. Therefore, the only sensible thing to do is to exhale your head. Right now! Breathe in a long, leisurely breath and then exhale your head. This exhalation is an affirmation that you are much more than the head and all it contains. Self Inquiry begins with this exhalation. Stop struggling and searching for satisfaction, see what is really Here! Beyond conditioned behavior, YOU are alive in the complete stillness of peace. It is neither satisfaction nor dissatisfaction; it is the calm that lives beyond all struggle. The great Zen teacher, D.T. Suzuki said, “After awakening, everything is the same as it was before, but you are walking two feet off the ground.” C.M. Brown is a Spiritual Counselor in the Vedantic and Buddhist traditions, an Integral Yoga and Meditation instructor, Satsang leader and author of “Let Go and Live: Yoga, Meditation, and Being Alive” (Amazon and Abebooks.com). Openspaceopenmind.net. See Listing page 27. natural awakenings

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healthbriefs DRAWN TO INTUITIVE ART By Dan Liss

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arot cards can be a versatile way to enjoy art in your life. Primarily they are used to reflect on important life issues, but are also used almost like a coffee-table art book or a miniature art gallery. In the hands of a reader, they tell stories that are created from the visible media of the printed pictures combined with the reader’s intuitive or psychic skills. Although several companies publish Tarot decks, the Internet also enables many artists to self-publish and market their own cards. The art used in tarot is a highly creative niche, melding metaphysics into the subject matter and working in a small format. Styles include classical drawing and painting to photography and computer generated art. Most artists create their images in a large format, then photograph the images and reduce them to card size. They are sometimes produced in numbered and signed limited editions, or include extras like CD ROMs, posters or extra cards. Most people consider tarot as a form of fortune-telling, but they are often used for fortune creating, and the images can open our minds to receive shifts in perception and new ideas. Pull one card a day, meditate on it and journal about it. Select cards from a deck that represent your goals or desires and display them where you can visually affirm your intentions daily. Ask a question, lay out a few cards and see what wisdom may come. In one recent tarot, the classic image of the Chariot was changed to an Archer. Both focus their energy to achieve their goals. Another designer changed the Devil to Temptation, which conveys the same idea without the ‘spookier’ image. Both speak to free will, power of choice and potential consequences. Early decks portrayed the Magician as a stage magician, later decks changed him to a ceremonial magician or shaman. How do you make magic in your life? The art of tarot is certainly one way that anyone can try. Dan Liss more than 40 years experience reading cards. He is also a collector and dealer of tarot decks. Magicalawakenings.com. See ad page 31.

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PLAY MORE, EARN MORE By Melanie Smithson

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ard work, sacrifice and more hard work are the keys to accomplishing our goals and enjoying financial success. Or are they?! What if you were told: to accomplish more, play more? Play is often dismissed as frivolous, but it may be a key element to success. Many great minds, like Einstein, Franklin and Freud are recognized for being great players. I define play as an open and unattached way of interacting with self, others or objects; spontaneous being. But play is a personal experience; each person has their own interpretation and their own internal response when invited to play. We have preferred ways of playing and favorite playmates. But all too often we are plagued with messages that it is wrong or even irresponsible to play. D.W. Winnicott, a leading play therapist, says “It is in playing, and only in playing, that the individual child or adult is able to be creative and to use the whole personality, and it is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self.” Research shows that play increases serotonin and endorphins (chemicals associated with pleasure, reward and stress reduction). Inviting play into our adult lives changes our perspective and increases our flexibility, spontaneity and creativity. Play can open the doorway to abundance. Brian Sutton Smith, Ph.D., professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania says, “The opposite of play is not work. It’s depression.” All work and no play diminishes the joy life holds and can negatively impact our physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Instead, make play a priority. Set aside five minutes daily to paint, walk, skip or dance; sing on your way to work; doodle on the note to the doctor; or make funny noises when no one is listening. Play brings you into a joyous space that is creative and expansive. You will see new ideas and possibilities showing up everywhere. Melanie Smithson, MS in Somatic Psychotherapy, certified in Dance Movement Therapy, Sedona Method Coaching, EMDR, Hypnotherapy and Play Therapy is co-owner of Smithson Clinic, Inc., in Denver. She authored “Reclaiming An Adult Relationship to Play” and works with clients to access their innate wisdom and joyful presence. 303-271-7659 or Melanie@smithsonclinic.com. See ad page 7.

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irst impressions not only count—they are surprisingly accurate, at least when it comes to detecting whether a stranger is “made” to be compassionate, trustworthy or kind. New research by the University of California, Berkeley suggests that it can take just 20 seconds to recognize who is genetically so inclined. Two dozen couples participated in the study and provided DNA samples. Researchers documented them as they talked about times when they had suffered. A separate group of observers that did not know the couples were shown 20-second video segments of only the listeners and asked to rate which participants seemed most compassionate, based on facial expressions and body language. The listeners that received the highest ratings for empathy turned out to possess a particular variation of the oxytocin receptor gene known as the GG genotype. Dubbed the “love hormone”, oxytocin is naturally secreted into the bloodstream and the brain, where it promotes social interaction, bonding and romantic love. “People can’t see genes, so there has to be something going on that is signaling these genetic differences to the strangers,” says Aleksandr Kogan, lead author of the study. “What we found is that the people that had two copies of the G version displayed more trustworthy behaviors: more head nods, eye contact, smiling and open body posture. These behaviors signaled kindness to the strangers.”

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Noodle Doodle l Creativity on Tap Creativity is often perceived as an unpredictable event, the product of an unexpected “Aha!” moment. But a pair of Michigan psychologists, Mareike Wieth, of Albion College, and Rose Zacks, of Michigan State University, decided to research the concept. They discovered that problems requiring a flash of illumination to solve are best approached during the time of day when thinkers are not actually at what they feel is their peak. Reporting their findings in the journal Thinking and Reasoning, they assigned 428 students to fill out a questionnaire with 19 questions, including, “What time would you get up if you were entirely free to plan your day?” and “How much do you depend upon an alarm clock?” Participants were categorized as morning, evening or neutral types and randomly assigned to a morning or afternoon testing session. Some problems were analytic in nature, others were inspiration-based. While the more logical type of problem solving showed no statistical difference, morning people scored higher on the insight-demanding challenges in the late afternoon, and vice versa. Wieth and Zacks believe the results depend upon an inhibitory process that suppresses distracting information. It is thought that this system performs less efficiently when individuals are less alert, allowing random thoughts to enter the decision-making process, resulting in more creative thinking.

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Eco-Friendlier Floors Top Green Choices for What’s Underfoot by Brita Belli

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tanding in a newly carpeted room, it’s hard to miss the distinctive chemical odors wafting up from the floor. That’s the off-gassing of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)—airborne chemicals that can exacerbate asthma symptoms and cause headaches, nausea and eye and throat irritation upon exposure. While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) maintains that proper ventilation significantly reduces VOC exposure from new carpets after the first 48 to 72 hours, health concerns related to conventional carpets are legitimate, as are its other environmental consequences. According to the EPA, “Over 4 billion pounds of carpet enter the solid waste stream in the United States every year.” Because it’s bulky and comprises multiple materials, discarded carpet is difficult both to dispose of and recycle. Fortunately, there are a host of savvy alternatives that won’t tax the health of our families or the planet. Here are some of the most popular eco-flooring choices. Hardwood: Woods certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and available through most major retailers offer an attractive option for most homes. Domestically grown species, including oak, maple and hickory, are the better choices environmentally. However, the FSC also certifies tropical and other forests around the globe (at least 330 million acres in 81 countries), helping to prevent damaging deforestation and counteract illegal logging (fsc.org).

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Brad Kahn, the council’s director of communications, notes that people purchasing FSC-certified products have assurance that the product is supporting responsible forest management and helping protect forests for future generations. Reclaimed Hardwood: Lumber brimming with character, as well as sterling environmental credentials is available from companies specializing in reclaimed wood. It may come from sources as diverse as Midwest barns razed for development to ties from abandoned rail lines in Thailand. Nail holes, scratches, weathering and other distinctive markings lend the wood—and our homes—a special distinction. Reclaiming these valuable materials not only diverts them from the waste stream, it expands the eco-options available to homeowners via otherwise unavailable old-growth tropical hardwoods, including cherry and teak. If a local source isn’t available, look for an FSC-certified company (e.g., TerraMai. com; ElmwoodReclaimedTimber.com). Bamboo: Bamboo has won many environmental accolades in recent years because it is a hardy plant that grows to full height quickly. Intended to reduce the need to fell trees, its use has prompted the spread of bamboo plantations across India, China and Burma; the unintended result has been rampant clearing of old-growth, biodiverse forests for a monoculture crop, frequently for bamboo products that are not FSC-certified. Look for bamboo that is FSC-certified; when it’s not, advises Kahn, “Consumers have no way to know how the bamboo was grown or harvested.” What’s more, he adds, bamboo flooring is held together with adhesives and other chemicals, and these related issues must be considered by an eco-conscious homeowner. Cork: Cork is durable, warm, sound absorbing and environmentally friendly. Lending unique properties to flooring, its cellular nature makes it a good shock absorber (a special plus for the infirm) and maintains its integrity over time. Note that spilled moisture needs to be dealt with immediately, as it could eventually ruin the flooring. Derived from the bark of the Quercus suber, or cork oak, that grows in the Mediterranean region, the bark is harvested once every nine years by hand from carefully managed forests. Peeling off the bark does not hurt the trees. To be sure cork flooring is chemical-free, look for companies selling allnatural, undyed cork. Wool Carpets: Wool has everything—softness, warmth, durability, variety and sustainability. Shorn from sheep, the primary fiber is as renewable as possible, but homeowners need to check the composition of the backing material, as well. Nature’s Carpet (NaturesCarpet.com), one example of a green textile company, ranks their wool carpets on a grading system. The most environmentally friendly, or “dark green”, carpets feature jute (the same material used for burlap, comprising one of the softest natural carpets) natural fiber backings, held in place with natural rubber latex, says Brooke Davis, a spokesperson for Nature’s Carpet. “The result is an ultra-low toxicity floor covering,” she says. Davis confirms that most wool carpets will last 30 years or longer and at the end of their long natural life, will biodegrade. Natural Carpets: In addition to jute, other plant-based carpets are ideal for hallways, entranceways and other high-

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traffic household areas. Sisal, made from agave plants, is the same material used as twine; sea grass offers a coarse, woven, beach-friendly appearance; and coir, culled from coconut husks, often shows up in natural-fiber doormats. All make ideal area rugs and can feature colorful and decorative borders to accent the natural look. Brita Belli is the editor of E – The Environmental Magazine and author of The Autism Puzzle: Connecting the Dots Between Environmental Toxins and Rising Autism Rates. She blogs at AutismAndToxins.com.

FLOORING RESOURCES David Adamson of EcoBuild, a Boulderbased consulting firm and manufacturer’s representative who helps consumers save money and find healthy, lower environmental impact building and interior materials. Eco-Build.com, David@ eco-build.com or 303-545-6255. Sustainable Flooring is a manufacturing co-operative in Boulder specializing in sustainable and environmentally friendly flooring and wall covering products. SustainableFlooring.com. 303-544-6076 or info@sustainableflooring.com. Go Green Warehouse is a Denver thrift store taking donated, used, recycled, and surplus building materials and reselling them for up to 75% off to benefit veterans. 2627 W 6th Avenue, Denver. 720236-1340. GoGreenWarehouse.com.

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Exploring Our Creative Side Engaging in Community Arts Brings Unexpected Rewards by Judith Fertig

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hree years ago, Janine Joslin, a savvy business executive, set her sights on becoming a Dazzler, and today is a proud member of the Leawood, Kansas, chapter of community tap-dancing troupes. “I love to dance and perform, and I felt that had been missing from my own life,” she says. After a friend suggested it, Joslin showed up for her first practice ready to go, wearing tights and tap shoes. Potential Dazzlers must prove they’ve learned the routines before being selected to perform for the public. Luckily, says Joslin, “I’m a quick study,” and soon took her place in this 50-and-up women’s group that likes to routinely Shuffle Off to Buffalo at area retirement facilities, church halls and special events. Performing for appreciative groups is a great feeling, she notes, and helps make the twiceweekly practices worthwhile. Just being around inspiring women has helped Joslin look at aging differently. She’s now applying her business skills to set up her troupe’s

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first website. Joslin’s experience proves what many dancers, artists, writers, actors and musicians know: Active, hands-on, group participation in the arts is beneficial on many levels.

National Trend In a recent study commissioned by the Wallace Foundation, Gifts of the Muse: Reframing the Debate About the Benefits of the Arts, the researchers found that, “People that engage in arts in a group setting develop a sense of community as they exchange favors (such as meeting to learn lines or loaning painting supplies); identify themselves with a cast, music ensemble or choral group; and develop a sense of trust and expectaMileHighNaturalAwakenings.com

tions of reciprocity.” It also noted, “Through the arts of ethnic traditions—such as classical Indian dance, Jamaican steel drums or Japanese raku ceramics—participants develop and maintain their cultural heritage and communicate their cultural identity to outsiders.”

Gateway Experiences Most art disciplines can be experienced at any age. No previous training or ability is required, just a curious spirit and willingness to participate and learn. Fun options range from a painting party, in which participants set up an easel and paint a canvas at Uncork’d Art, in Washington, D.C. (UncorkdArt.com), to African drumming at DrumRise, in Decatur, Georgia (DrumRise.net). “A drumming class is a great way to reduce stress, have fun, relax and reenergize, all at the same time; it has even been shown to positively affect your immune system,” say co-founders Amy Jackson and Colleen Caffrey. Such activities allow us to dabble and explore amidst the power of a group and maximize the joy of artful endeavors, which many prefer to the cost of individual lessons. One of the most accessible community arts is choral music, as it requires no special equipment. Singing in a group can also become a community tradition that gathers people of all ages and lifestyles in fellowship and celebration. Since 1882, singing Handel’s Messiah has become an annual highlight for a Swedish wheat-farming community in South-Central Kansas. For three months before Palm Sunday, 200 farmers, homemakers, college students and business owners from the Lindsborg area gather twice weekly to rehearse the three-hour piece (Bethanylb.edu/Oratorio_History. html). Chicagoans maintain a similar holiday tradition. For 35 years, free Do-It-Yourself Messiah concerts have provided a community-funded uplift (imfChicago.org). Thousands of audience members lend their voices to thrilling performances of this masterpiece, led by a world-class conductor


and soloists and backed by an all-volunteer orchestra of local professionals and amateur musicians. Storytelling is yet another community performing art that requires no special equipment. The National Storytelling Network (StoryNet.org) advances the art of storytelling through a national conference and local storytelling guilds. The Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild, in Pennsylvania, meets once a month at a local coffee house (LVStorytellers.org). Members include professional and amateur storytellers, poets, actors and newcomers that love to practice—or just listen to—this ancient art. Strong community and cultural identity is forged on other stages, as well. The Community Actors Theatre, in San Diego, California’s, Oak Park, performs many plays written by local playwrights exploring themes in black culture (CommunityActorsTheatre.com). For Calvin Manson, a local poet and playwright who teaches acting workshops, the nonprofit venue feels like a mom-and-pop outfit. “They have the raw talent that could be developed into something wonderful. People don’t just learn to be actors and playwrights. They learn to work together, to commit to a common struggle. When they leave, they know how to work with people, to be team players.” Sometimes, a life change can open the door to a creative outlet. As a newly single 30-something, photographer Doug Plummer says that when he fell in with the Seattle contra dance scene in the mid-1980s, “It became my primary social life.” Derived from New England folk dance, two lines of dancers face each other and move to the rhythms of fiddle music. “Since 2003, anytime I’m in New England, I try to stay over on a Monday and catch the Nelson [New Hampshire] dance,” says Plummer. Likening

it to participating in the slow-food and similar local movements, he says, “I feel like I’m entering into a mode of slow-dancing.” At the weekly Nelson gatherings, “The dancers will drift in; singles, couples and families with kids,” he relates. “Someone puts out the fiddle case for the $2 admission. Whoever volunteered to bring baked goods sets them out. Harvey shows up with his fiddle, sits on the fold-up chair on the stage. Bob sits at the piano. ‘Line up for a contra,’ barks Don, in a clipped, Yankee accent. ‘First dance is Monymusk.’ Then everyone just joins in.”

Auditioning for the Role of a Lifetime The next level of volunteer arts participation may involve an audition and a greater commitment. At the same time, these pursuits offer prime opportunities to expand artistic skills and join in something bigger than one’s self. Since 1873, the Cincinnati, Ohio, May Festival has served as a shining example of community showmanship (May Festival.com). Chorus auditions are held in January, rehearsals begin in September and concerts routinely sell out by May. Music critic Nancy Malitz comments, “It’s that special, tiny sliver of the year when everybody stretches. When hundreds of amateur singers accelerate the tempo by devoting every night to rehearsal and every day to thoughts of the concerts to come… when audiences look their finest, clap their loudest.” Lawrence Coleman, a chorus member for 15 years, has found that singing and networking with other May Festival vocalists has paid off in surprising ways. “I’ve recorded and had other singing engagements and opportunities, all because I’ve been connected to the chorus and the people in it,” he says. Coleman also sings with the rhythm and blues gospel group Fo Mo Brothers, performing at area churches and the Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion. Coleman remarks, “I have friends in the chorus from very different walks of

life. We come together for the single purpose of making great music. People of differing backgrounds and schools of thought can do more than coexist. It’s confirmed for me that we can learn to celebrate our differences when we have a common goal.” Plein air painters forsake the indoors to take their paints, easels and canvases outside. Plein-Air Painters of America regularly paint in groups in the fresh air and then hold an exhibition; annual workshops help teach techniques (p-a-p-a.com). At the recent seventh annual Florida’s Forgotten Coast event, in the state’s Panhandle, billed as America’s Great Plein Air Paint-Out, featured artists set up alongside amateurs eager to learn more (PleinAirfl.com). Whatever one’s newly discovered or longtime treasure, individuals engaging in a group arts activity forge strong social bonds, keep ethnic arts traditions alive, learn new things in new ways and experience joyous personal growth. …All while creating something wonderful. Judith Fertig regularly contributes to Natural Awakenings. She’s an award-winning cookbook author at AlfrescoFoodAndLifestyle.blogspot.com.

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Golden Solar By Doug Zerbarini

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hen you pull up to the historic building that is home to Golden Solar at 614 10th Street in Golden, the first thing you notice is it’s incongruous placement in the stark, industrial parking lot of the Coors-Tek facility. “The house was originally built in 1872 and later on, when Coors was building this facility, the owner refused to sell,” says Don Parker, owner of Golden Solar, “but Coors has been a great neighbor for us and for the City of Golden.” Of course, you can’t help but notice the solar panels on the roof. Entering the quaint office, there is a bustle of activity. Workers are coming and going, the phone is constantly ringing and a new hire is being brought up to speed. That new hire launched out of his seat to greet me as I entered the office, clearly excited about his new opportunity. According to Parker, “We work with Jefferson County to put unemployed folks back to work through their programs. We get good employees, the County puts folks back to work and obviously the new employees appreciate the opportunity,” says Parker. Don Parker bought the business in January 2011. “My wife Mary and I had our solar system installed by Golden Solar and were very happy with the quality of the craftsmanship. When the company came up for sale, we jumped on the opportunity to run a business that would provide

jobs and have a positive impact on our community and our environment,” he says. Parker is well-suited to run Golden Solar; his background includes a stint with the EPA and as an environmental consultant. Eric Krohn, Solar Coordinator, described what the customer can expect when they call to explore solar energy possibilities. “We do a home visit to assess your needs and wants. We review your energy bill, discuss tax incentives, electric company rebates, technical aspects, leasing vs. owning pros and cons and financing possibilities. Our goal is to help you move toward energy self-sufficiency.” Since Krohn comes from the mortgage industry, he knows how to talk numbers in layman’s terms very well. “We want our customers happy with us for a long time and there are a lot of options when choosing a solar company. What sets us apart is our level of craftsmanship. We expect our system to be running smoothly after 50 years. An integral part of our team is our Master Electrician, Shawn Josserand, who started the business in 2006…even the wiring we use is usually better than necessary,” says Parker. Golden Solar specializes in residential and small commercial applications. “We like to work with non-profits like churches. There are ways for them to take advantage of the 30% federal tax credit event thought they don’t pay federal income taxes,” says Parker. Krohn explains that everyone who gets an electric bill is already paying for solar energy. It’s called the Renewable Energy Standard Adjustment and it can be found on every bill. “The law allows the utilities to collect this fee and use it to fund energy rebates. The law also requires the utility to buy back the excess electricity generated by your solar system. It’s not unreasonably to expect a 7-10% return on your solar investment.” Overall, the team at Golden Solar is knowledgeable, caring, committed to quality and dedicated to the community. “Don used to be on the Jefferson County Open Space Advisory Committee and even ran for City Council in Golden once,” Krohn said. Golden Solar, 614 10th Street, Golden. GoldenSolar.net. 303-955-6332. Visit Golden Solar at the Whole Man Expo September 8 or walk in any time. See ad page 6.

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Functional Medicine Taking the Whole Toolbox Approach by Kathleen Barnes

Once called “alternative” medicine, then “holistic” or “complementary” and later “integrative”, the newest evolution is “functional” medicine, designed to search out the underlying causes of illnesses in order to carry out effective treatment.

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onventional medicine is like a carpenter that only has a hammer to work with, while functional medicine doctors are working with a full toolkit,” says the author of From Fatigued to Fantastic, National Medical Director of Fibromyalgia & Fatigue Centers, Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, of Kona, Hawaii. Conventional medicine addresses symptoms instead of diseases, explains Los Angeles functional medicine practitioner Dr. Hyla Cass, author of 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health: A Take Charge Plan for Women. “It tends to treat the symptoms with more and more medications that cause a host of other side effects that also need to be treated and can result in declining health, rather than increased vitality.” “Functional medicine, rather than simply ‘chasing symptoms’ while ignoring the causes, searches for and addresses environmental factors, nutritional deficiencies, genetic tendencies, biochemical dysfunctions and emotional and social stressors that can together cause the development of symptoms,” adds Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren. He operates Eco-Health Clinics internationally (the U.S. site is in Minneapolis, Minne-

sota) and serves as president emeritus and professor of nutrition and functional medicine with the California-based University of Natural Medicine. In every case, it takes some investigation to get to the heart of the problems, and the solutions can take many forms. “For example, depression, insomnia and obesity aren’t diseases; they are symptoms,” says Cass. “If we can find the underlying cause of these symptoms, we can address the problem permanently.” An allopathic approach, on the other hand, would routinely recommend a pill to lower temperature for high fever, prescribe a synthetic pill to elevate mood in treating depression, or look to pharmacological anti-inflammatory drugs for simple immune reactions. Tel-Oren is among those that link a vast number of illnesses to stress: “Diverse conditions such as fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, heart disease, diabetes, mood and cognitive disorders, various autoimmune disorders, premenstrual syndrome, temporomandibular joint issues, chronic pelvic pain, interstitial cystitis, chronic low back pain, chemical and food sensitivities, allergies,

asthma and cancer all seem to share common courses of formation. The common denominator for these disturbances appears to be chronic stress.” Dr. Mark Hyman, chair of the Institute for Functional Medicine, in Lenox, Massachusetts, elaborates: “Functional medicine seeks to create balance in the body by looking at seven keys to achieving wellness: nutrition, hormones, inflammation, digestion, detoxification, energy metabolism and a calm mind. We work through the entire system, help people identify patterns and return the body to balance.” Hyman is a strong advocate of nutrition as the basis for restoring balance to the body. “Food is the most powerful medicine we have, more powerful than any drug, more powerful than anything you’ll ever find in a pill bottle,” he says. Teitelbaum notes, “Conventional medicine is basically run on economics, so doctors are too often influenced by drug company marketing messages masquerading as science that encourage expensive treatments, regardless of their toxicity.” In stark contrast, “Functional medicine instead looks for the lowest cost treatment that is supported by medical evidence.”

Conventional Medicine Case in Point Fibromyalgia, for example, encompasses a basket of symptoms, usually beginning with overall body pain with specific pain points. Other common symptoms can include extreme fatigue, facial pain, irritable bowel syndrome, memory loss and brain fog, depression, numbness and tingling, palpitations, insomnia and headaches, including migraines. “Until a few years ago, conventional medicine decided you were crazy if you complained of these symptoms,” advises Teitelbaum. “Then some expensive medications came out—promoted by $210 million a year in advertising; so now, patients are instead being told to take medications with lots of side effects.” The most common conventionally prescribed drugs for fibromyalgia target symptoms of insomnia, depression, nerve pain and inflammation. According to Teitelbaum, the vast majority of people treating with these medications continue to experience the same symp-

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toms over a five-year period; only 25 to 35 percent report some improvement. It’s difficult to determine how many Americans suffer from fibromyalgia because many go undiagnosed (the average time from onset of symptoms to diagnosis is five years). Cure4Fibromyalgia.com estimates that 5 million Americans, or approximately 2 percent of the population, suffer from this disease.

Functional Medicine Alternative “Functional medicine practitioners recognize that fibromyalgia represents an energy crisis in the body and use simple, appropriate and effective treatments with no harmful side effects,” says Teitelbaum. “Most often I use a SHINE protocol that I developed, based on 30 years of treating patients with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, with a 90 percent success rate.”

The Functional Medicine Detective By Ian Hollaman, DC

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ccording to the Institute for Functional Medicine, Functional Medicine (FM) is a patient-centered, systems-oriented approach to health that seeks to identify and treat the underlying causes of disease as opposed to a disease-centered, allopathic approach which utilizes pharmaceutics to treat isolated symptoms (see Functional Medicine-Taking the Whole Toolbox Approach p. xx). An FM specialist acts like a detective to uncover underlying imbalances that lead to either syndromes like fibromyalgia (fibro), or Diseases like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Two fundamental premises of Functional Medicine are: chronic diseases are the result of chronic dysfunctions; and dysfunction results from a broad range of intertwined metabolic, inflammatory, microbial, nutritional, psychological and environmental influences. Most of these issues are not adequately treated by allopathic medical pharmacology, possibly because it treats all patients the same within a given diagnosis. FM practitioners search for the underlying cause to every condition and address each person as an individual, utilizing specific therapies to create change. In a 2012 article in “Rheumatology International”, scientists asked: “Does thyroid autoimmunity represent a predisposition for the development of fibromyalgia? Based on our data, we speculate that maybe there is more than a hypothesis regarding the cause-effect relation between thyroid autoimmunity and the presence of fibro, thus suggesting a hypothetical role of thyroid autoimmunity in fibro pathogenesis.” Fibromyalgia is a poorly understood pain syndrome (group of signs and symptoms that occur together and characterize a particular abnormality) with no known cause. Symptoms include fatigue, headaches, numbness, altered sleep, gastrointestinal disturbances and chemical sensitivity. Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism share many of the same symptoms and 90% of

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His is just one example of the way functional medicine would treat a difficult-to-diagnose and to treat disease. Cass uses functional medicine very effectively against depression, addiction and a host of women’s health issues. Hyman specializes in managing diabetes and obesity with the tools of functional medicine. “If other medicines worked as well as treatments used in functional medicine, I’d use them, but they don’t,” concludes Hyman. “My Hippocratic Oath says I must help relieve suffering. I can do that with the tools that functional medicine gives me.” Kathleen Barnes is a natural health advocate, author and publisher. Eight Weeks to Vibrant Health: A Take Charge Plan for Women is among her many books. Visit KathleenBarnes.com.

cases have an autoimmune component. Could fibro symptoms be a result of hypothyroidism or vice versa? From a Functional Medicine perspective the answer is an emphatic “YES!” The Functional Medicine detective looks for overlapping symptoms and their causes. Both conditions have a high prevalence of migraine-like headaches, which may suggest impairment of mitochondrial function. Another connection is digestive dysfunction. Leaky gut is a pathognomonic finding in all autoimmune conditions where impaired intestinal permeability significantly increases inflammation due to the over-activation of our immune system. According to a 2008 article in “Rheumatology”, the pain intensity of fibro patients correlated with the degree of small intestine bacterial overgrowth. Also, low levels of Vitamin D correlate to worsening of intestinal permeability. In fact, vitamin D deficiency is common in patients with chronic pain and/or autoimmune disease. It is also commonly misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia, and lower D levels also correlate to depression and anxiety; common symptoms of fibro and thyroid disease. According to a 2011 article in “Cellular Immunology”, “The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency was significantly higher in patients with auto-immune thyroid disease compared with healthy individuals (72% versus 30.6%) as well as in patients with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis compared to patients with nonAITDs (79% versus 52%; P<0.05).” Vitamin D deficiency correlates to the presence of anti-thyroid antibodies and abnormal thyroid function tests. Science is learning that vitamin D is important for much more than just healthy bones! Functional Medicine asks “Why does someone have these symptoms?” It’s not enough to name it, blame it and tame it pharmaceutically (in most instances for the rest of the patient’s life)! An experienced Functional Medicine practitioner can set a course of action that incorporates dietary, lifestyle and supplemental changes to help you achieve your goals in health. There is hope and it starts with the knowledge that an alternative exists! Dr Ian Hollaman DC is the director of Red Tail Wellness Center in Boulder, He specializes in treating the underlying causes of thyroid disorders and fibromyalgia. 303-882-8447. RedTailWellness.com. See ad page 21.

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savethedate calendarofevents BECOME A CERTIFIED MASTER HERBALIST! BEGINS SEPTEMBER 2012. Join us with our new teacher, Brigitte Mars! Gain skills needed for clinical practice in our 18-month, 500 hour, case-based program. Weekend classes on theory, medicine making, herb walks, student clinic. Just for Health School of Reflexology and Healing Arts. State Approved. ~ Rachel Lord 303-320-4367, justforhealthinfo@gmail.com, www.justforhealth.net.

CHAKRA THERAPY 101 WORKSHOP Saturday & Sunday, September 8 & 9, 9am – 5:30pm Mental, emotional and spiritual connections are important when healing the physical body. It’s very difficult to live the life you were born to live without these energies working together. This 2-day course is jam-packed with experiential exercises and protocols. Learn how to use essential oils, affirmations and therapeutic touch to help experience whole body positive health. Tuition includes: Chakra Clearing Kit ($297 value), Dr. Zepf’s book, Chakra Clearing Using Essential Oils ($27 value), protocols, worksheets, handouts and more. Investment $597; after August 31, $897. Instructor: Dr. Debrah Zepf Ph.D. DNM. Location: Centennial. Limited Space! RSVP 303-249-7742 or www.rootedinhealth.com/workshop.

ARE HIDDEN TOXINS KEEPING YOU FROM LOSING WEIGHT IN A HEALTHY WAY? WITH BILL BERGMAN, M.D. Thursday, September 13, Gather at 6:45 PM; Presentation: 7-8:15 PM The erroneous assumption that obesity is simply a problem of calories in/calories out is being discredited by science linking environmental toxins to obesity and diabetes. Learn about the toxicity-obesity-diabetes connection, hidden toxins that are contaminating us and how to look and feel better than ever before! Even if you’re thin, you need to hear this important information. Complimentary. Co-hosted by Lifesource Health Partners. Location: St. Anthony’s Hospital- Media Center/Conference Room, 11600 W. 2nd Place, Auditorium B&C, Lakewood. RSVP req’d; call 303-934-3600 or LifeSourceHP.com.

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SEPTEMBER 2, SUNDAY Finding Balance in the Midst of Chaos–10:3011:30am. Understand how Divine Spirit (the ECK) works in our lives. Readings, HU Song, contemplation, stories and connection. Free. ECKANKAR Center of Boulder Valley 1800 30th St., #208 Boulder. 303-4431610 or eckankar-colorado.org. Non-Denominational Church Service–11am. Doors open 10:40-11am. Celebrate the journey of life with meditation and informative spiritual message; 1st Sunday ea month. Service incl 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. 303-2829439. InnerConnection.org. Gnostic Wisdom–2-4pm. Discover ancient secrets hidden in Christian Gnostic texts and Alchemical works. Learn essential steps of esoteric spiritual path; true meaning and purpose. Free. Denver School of Gnosis, 1355 E 22nd Ave., Denver. 720-515-5342, gnosisdenver@gmail.com or gnosisdenver.org. Intro to Kabalah–4-6pm. Study of Kabalah, what the symbolism conceals, the Eternal Values as taught by Mystery Schools. An informative inquiry into Esoteric Knowledge. Free. Denver School of Gnosis 1355 E 22nd Ave., Denver. 720-515-5342, gnosisdenver@gmail.com or gnosisdenver.org.

SEPTEMBER 5, WEDNESDAY Chipotle Sustainable Food Film Series-“Truck Farm”–6-8pm. See New York’s funkiest urban farms and learn if America’s largest city can learn to feed itself. FREE. Denver Botanic Gardens 1005 York St., Denver. 720-865-3580 or registrar@botanicgardens.org. Oneness Blessing–5:30-6:30pm. Certified blessinggivers offer this non-denominational benediction and Oneness Energy transferred to accelerate spiritual growth and deepening. Love Offering. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or milehichurch.org. Natural Approaches to Preventing & Handling Arthritic Pain–7-8:15pm. Arthritis and neurological and physiological aspects. Complete personal “stress and arthritis” survey; non-drug solutions. Free. LifeSource Health Partners 65 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP 303-934-3600 or LifeSourceHP.com. 8-Wk Yoga Basics Course–7:15-8:45pm. Foundational alignment in yoga as put forth by living yoga master BKS Iyengar taught by Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructors. $80. Living Yoga 1776 S Jackson St. #810, Denver. 303-758-0780, info@livingyogadenver.com or livingyogadenver.com. Prayers for World Peace–7:30pm. Interfaith Prayers to join in one heart and mind to create peace in our world. Free. Center of Light, 2300 Forest St., Denver. 720-308-9944 or Denver@CentersOfLight.org.

SEPTEMBER 6, THURSDAY Oneness Deekshas & Sacred Sound with Ann Hines & Donna Baldwin–7-9pm. Crystal bowls and NativeAmerican flute accompany Deeksha, a divine energy transfer that causes a neurobiological transformation. Experiential/non-denom. $20. Journeys for Conscious Living 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com.

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CCC: Consciousness Creatives Community-Exploring What You Can Do To Make A Difference–6:4510pm. Special guest Sharon Sedgwick, Certified Journey Practitioner and Visionary Leadership Conscious Coach. Discuss The Journey, how cellular healing is possible, and how awakening human potential is for everyone! $15. Journeys for Conscious Living 7401 W 59th Ave., Arvada. 303-731-6695 or J4CL.com.

SEPTEMBER 7, FRIDAY Trance Medium Healing Clinic–7pm. Doors auto-lock 6:55pm. 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. Channeling, energy readings, intense individual clearings. Plan some time for self after healing. No appt nec. Inner Connection Institute 2755 S Locust St., Ste 213, Denver. 303-282-9439 or InnerConnection.org.

SEPTEMBER 8, SATURDAY For the Next 7 Generations–10:30am-1pm. Documentary film of Int’nl Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. Filmed on location in the Amazon, Mexico, and North America, ending in India with the Dalai Lama. Afterwards, Karen Rice King, Shamanic practitioner, will guide us on a “journey” to our sacred healing space. Introduction to Spirit Journey Level 1 workshop on Sept. 15. $10 includes snacks. RSVP Karen at 303-665-0175. More info at KarenRiceKing.com. Learn Gentle Touch Therapy–11am-7pm. Healing technique to add to your massage, body work or energy healing business. Aids relaxation and sleep by lightly touching 32 specific points on the head to dissipate ‘stuck’ energy. $200. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino 720-413-7303, journeywithin@ hotmail.com or AnitaDestino.com. Back to School with Bach–10-11:30am. Also on 9/28 7-8:30pm. Bach Flower Remedies help anxiety, focus, confidence, procrastination, fear, worries and transitions to new schools. Interactive class. $15. Heart of Oneness Center, 720 14th St., Golden. RSVP Norma Reitsma 303-810-2045 or trueessenceliving.com. James Beard Foundation Dinner–6-9pm. Ticket proceeds go directly to the James Beard Foundation scholarship. Dinner showcases exemplary menu featuring Devil’s Thumb Ranch’s own 100% purebred Wagyu beef, with award-winning partners in DTR’s culinary programs including Granby-based Morales Farms; Emma Farms in Basalt; Organic Morgan Wines; The Abalone Farm, Cayucos, CA. Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa, 3530 County Rd 83, Tabernash. Special $99 lodging for guests who purchase two tickets to the JBF Dinner for the night of 9/8. Advanced reservations req’d. 970-726-5632. Lodging@devilsthumbranch.com or devilsthumbranch.com. Finding Happiness with Releasing-Intro to the Sedona Method–10:30am-12:30pm. Let go, enjoy life, free yourself of anxiety and have what you want with this simple technique. $45 advance/$55 door. Smithson Clinic 2825 Vallejo St., Denver. Melanie


Smithson LPC BC-DMT Certified Sedona Method Coach 303-762-8994, melaniesmithson.com or melanie@smithsonclinic.com. Brandon Bays Meet and Greet/Presentation–6:30pm. Brandon Bays, renowned healer, teacher, author and founder of transformational healing work “The Journey” will be visiting Denver/Fort Collins in September, offering talks, seminars, book signings, workshops. For Heaven’s Sake Book Store, 4900 W 46th Ave., Denver. 303-964-9339 or forheavensake.com. Whole Man Expo–8:30am-6pm. 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. The Cable Center 2000 Buchtel Blvd., Denver. Mensanthology.com/whole-man-expo.

SEPTEMBER 9, SUNDAY Intro to Beyond Limits: Practical Spirituality for Dynamic Living–2pm. Ready to change your life forever? Learn what ‘Beyond Limits’ can do for you! Mile Hi Church 9077 W Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-232-4079 or milehichurch.org. Tea Talks for Women Presents: Igniting the Fire in Your Soul with Rev. Cynthia James and Jennifer Burnett–2:30-4:30pm. Utilize music and stillness to evoke your passion and activate your calling. $10. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-232-4079 or milehichurch.org. Creating a Richer Life–1:30-4:30pm. + 3 more phone sessions. Learn to recognize the best choices for you. Hear your intuitive voice and release fears, doubt and worry. 303-668-2358, davids@yogaofthemind.com or yogaofthemind.com.

SEPTEMBER 10, MONDAY Ballet Nouveau Colorado Youth Free Week–8am. Through 9/15 Perfect chance for kids to try a variety of fun dance classes! FREE. Ballet Nouveau Colorado 3001 Industrial Lane #12, Broomfield. 303-466-5685 or bncdance.com. 5-Week Intensive Program–9am-6pm. 600-hr CMT program includes e-Learning Anatomy/Physiology, best Western and Thai Yoga Massage techniques. $5,100. Denver Integrative Massage School 1221 Galapago St., Denver. Kristy Scott 303-623-3121, kristy@denverintegrativemassageschool.com or denverintegrativemassageschool.com. Oneness Blessing–7-8pm. Also on 9/24. Experience the Oneness Blessing, a non-denominational transfer of energy that awakens the heart. Native American drum, Tibetan singing bowls. Love Offering. Heart of Oneness Center, 720 14th St. Golden. 303-278-3414, HeartofOnenessCenter@gmail.com or HeartofOnenessCenter.com.

savethedate EMBODY THE PASSIONATE NEW YOU! September 21st-Opening Night, 7:30pm-9:30pm September 22nd-Full Event, 10am-3pm, 7:30pm-9:30pm Be with Sai Maa! Be ready to move ahead in full alignment with the new energies of the planet. Activate yourself and realize your true passion. Experience energetic attunements. Master practical techniques to enliven your life! Opening night $25; Full event $200. Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver. For more information or to register now, go to www.sai-maa.com.

YOGA FOR THE BACK: EASE YOUR BACK PAIN WITH YOGA 8-WEEK SERIES Saturdays, Sep 29 - Nov 17, 2 - 3:30pm Yoga with Yaga offers a “Yoga for the Back” series in Boulder, to bring strength and flexibility to one’s back and core, greatly improving posture and general well-being. Yoga with Yaga also offers take home practices and education about back health during this series. Yo Mama Yoga and Family Center, 737 29th Street, Boulder. Not for pregnant women. Pre-reg req’d. $185 for 8-week series; $165 if registered by 9/15. Contact Yaga at yaga@yogawithyaga.com or 303-818-9883. YogawithYaga.com.

LIFE BETWEEN LIVES – GUIDES PREPARE US FOR THE SHIFT Thursday, October 26, 6-7pm The metaphysical world has been abuzz with talk about the shift and its implications for Earth Dwellers. Based on the work of Michael Newton, author of Journey of Souls, Life Between Lives Sessions allow us to speak directly with our spiritual guides, friends and council. Melanie, a certified LBL facilitator, will share tips from the other side on how to prepare for, and be with, the changes that are now upon us. FREE, but pre-regreq’d. People House, 3035 W. 25th Avenue, Denver. Melanie Smithson, LPC, BC-DMT, 303-762-8994, lifebetween. com or melanie@smithsonclinic.com.

CONVERGENCE OF LIGHT 12~12~12 RETREAT December 8 – 14, Big Island, Hawaii Embark on a sacred journey as we contribute to the activation & healing of the planet through the expansion of your heart’s vibration. Diverse opportunities & workshops are offered for a week of transformative personal growth. Immerse yourself in connecting with the loving frequencies of whales & swimming with the dolphins; join the power of group sound healing, energy attunements, creative soul expression, drumming, movement & more. Info/register www.convergenceoflight.com or 303-278-3414

SEPTEMBER 11, TUESDAY Brain Balance Achievement Center Informational Lecture–6:30pm. Lecture covers brain function of a child struggling with academics, socialization and behavior. Help your child overcome these issues without medications! Free. Brain Balance Achievement Center 1211 Avery St., Golden. RSVP 303-278-1780 or Golden@BrainBalanceCenters.com. Why do I still have Thyroid Symptoms?–6:30-8pm. Lab tests normal and still experiencing weight gain, fatigue, brain fog, bloating and other thyroid symptoms? Answers/tools to support your health. FREE. Smithson Clinic 2825 Vallejo St., Denver. RSVP Gail Smithson LAc 303-762-8994, gail@smithsonclinic.com or SmithsonClinic.com.

JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME: EGYPT 2013 WITH LOUISE OLIVI February 24 to March 8, 2013 This incredible trip facilitated by Intuitive Louise Olivi (recommended and trusted by Natural Awakenings publisher Terry Chriswell) includes: R/T Egypt Air airfare (JFK); internal flights/transport; hotel/meals; Nile cruise incl Edfu, Kom Ombo and Philae temples; Private time in Sphinx/ Great Pyramid; Cairo Museum; Old Cairo; Luxor, Karnak and temples; Valley of the Kings, Past life recall w/Louise en route on the Nile Cruise and much more. $4400 all incl/dbl occupancy. Single supl/$810. $500 deposit. Surcharges subject to change. Info Louise Olivi, lo010410@gmail.com, 203-469-1712. Spiritweaving.com.

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A Course in Miracles Study Group–6:30-8pm. 2nd & 4th Tues. Guided meditation, shared readings and discussions of the ACIM text for spiritual transformation. $5-10. Heart of Oneness Center 720 14th St. Golden. 303-278-3414, HeartofOnenessCenter@gmail.com or HeartofOnenessCenter.com Intro to the Journey & Book Signing with Brandon Bays–2-4pm. Brandon Bays, healer, teacher, author and founder of “The Journey” is offering seminars, book signings. Northern Lights Bookstore 220 E Monroe Dr., Fort Collins. 970-229-9167 or northernlightsbookstore.com. Evening Gathering and Talk with Brandon Bays–79pm. Brandon Bays, healer, teacher, author and founder of “The Journey” is offering seminars, book signings. Whole Life Center for Spiritual Living 2020 S College Ave., Fort Collins. 970-224-1206 or wholelife.csl.org.

SEPTEMBER 12, WEDNESDAY Cryslas Crystal Singing Bowls Healing Sound–7:309pm. Piezo-electric Sound Bath immerses you in a unified field of high frequency vibrations created by 15 quartz bowls and Corinthian Bells. $15-$20/2. Living Water Spiritual Community 7401 W 59th Ave., Arvada. cryslas.com.

SEPTEMBER 13, THURSDAY Holistic Moms Network: Learn about Ayurveda with Katie Hadad–6:30-8:30pm. Learn about Doshas, determine your Ayurvedic constitution and how it impacts behaviors, lifestyles, common ailments and digestive states. FREE. Denver Waldorf School 940 Fillmore, Denver. meetup.com/Holistic-MomsNetwork-Denver-Metro-Chapter/. Introduction to Healing with Past Lives–5:306:30pm. Learn how healing the past resolves issues, clarifies life purpose and leads to a more joyful life. Free assessment. RSVP req’d. Renaissance Center, Denver. Renee Ellis, MA CMT 720-984-9575 or healingwithpastlives.com. Women’s Empowerment Workshop Nature Retreat–Workshops, life and spiritual coaching, guided nature explorations, yoga and meditation, hiking and nature photography and healing with horses. Meals included. Vail. WomensEmpowerment.us.

SEPTEMBER 14. FRIDAY Restorative Yoga–5:45-7:15pm. Utilize props to ease the body into poses and promote deeper relaxation. Perfect way to end the work week! $15. Yama Yoga Village 6818 S Dallas Way, Greenwood Village. 303-790-6081, rochelle@yamayogavillage.com or yamayogavillage.com. Relaxation Happy Hour-Bodywork Sampler– 4-7pm. Delicious hour of relaxing bodywork and alternative modalities. Mind Energy Body Transformation, Crystals/Reiki & Universal Theta Healing Massage. $33. Heart of Oneness Center 720 14th St., Golden. 303-278-3414, HeartofOnenessCenter@gmail.com or HeartofOnenessCenter.com. Free Coaching Calls–10-11am. 2nd & 4th Fri. Q&A calls to help you discover and manifest your life path work and soul purpose. Free. Marlene Zaleznick 720-771-1257, marlene@awakened-designs.com or Empoweredpurpose.com. The Journey Workshop Intensive with Brandon Bays–This 3-day workshop provides a simple step by step roadmap that clears the root cause of physical and emotional life issues. True clarity and immediate answers to your soul’s deepest questions. Journeys for Conscious Living 7401 W 59th Ave., Arvada. 1-888-5872402, info.na@thejourney.com or thejourneyna.com.

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SEPTEMBER 15, SATURDAY Qigong and Labyrinth Walk–3-4:30pm. Relaxation exercises to transition into Fall. Early registration encouraged. Arvada United Methodist Church 6750 Carr St., Arvada. $20. Mary M Foster MA LPC 303947-6847 or qigongstudioofcolorado.com. Spirit Journey-Level 1–10am-5pm. Learn the history of ancient healing and spiritual practices of Indigenous Americans. Meet your Spirit Guides and Power Animals in guided meditations and ask questions about your life and purpose on earth. $150 includes book & CD “Shamanic Journeying” by Sandra Ingerman, plus Earth Acupuncture rods for creating Sacred Space. The Healing Dome on Niwot Road. RSVP Karen Rice King, 303-665-0175 or KarenRiceKing.com.

SEPTEMBER 16, SUNDAY Community HU Song–10:30-11am. Ancient name for God sung for spiritual upliftment. Free. Eckankar Center of Denver 5800 E Evans Ave., Eeckankar Center of Boulder Valley 1800 30th St., #208 Boulder. 303756-9287, 303-443-1610 or eckankar-colorado.org. Tap Into Your Intuition Every Day–2-3pm. Via phone. Relieve stress, achieve your goals with less effort and enjoy a calmer life. Access your intuition through Yoga of the Mind Intuitive Meditation. FREE. David Stevens, 303-668-2358, davids@yogaofthemind.com or yogaofthemind.com.

SEPTEMBER 18, TUESDAY Children’s Yoga Teacher Training–5-month, 108-hr comprehensive training covers fundamentals of teaching yoga to children. Enhance physical development, integrate mental/sensory ability and develop social and relationship skills. $1878 + textbooks. PranaYoga, 3333 Federal Blvd., Denver. Hansa 303-432-8099, pyamandala@gmail.com pyamandala.com.

SEPTEMBER 19, WEDNESDAY Denver Wellness Fair for Mind, Body and Spirit– 10am-3pm. Vendors showcase health and wellness products and services: samples, demonstrations, giveaways and special offers. Door prizes. Free. Denver Wellness Independence Plaza 1050 17th St., Denver. Julie Collins, denverwellnes.org. Oneness Blessing–5:30-6:30pm. See description 9/5. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or milehichurch.org. QiGong Workshop–6:30-8:30pm. Learn powerful QiGong exercises based on animal movements such as bear, crane and dragon. Cleanse bone marrow, strengthen immune system and build your qi. $24. Yama Yoga Village 6818 S Dallas Way, Greenwood Village. 303-790-6081or yamayogavillage.com. The Myths & Facts of Auto Injury–7-8:15pm. Dr. Keuhn has over 25 yrs of personal experience helping people recover from soft tissue injuries; specialist in auto accidents’ medical and legal issues. Free. LifeSource Health Partners 65 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP 303-934-3600 or LifeSourceHP.com. Why do I still have Thyroid Symptoms?–6:30-8pm. See description 9/11. Smithson Clinic 2825 Vallejo St., Denver. RSVP Gail Smithson LAc 303-762-8994, gail@ smithsonclinic.com or SmithsonClinic.com.

SEPTEMBER 20, THURSDAY Establish Boundaries with Grounding and Centering–6:30-8:30pm. Cont’d 9/27. Eliminate worry and stress in 10 mins/day. For people with “busy minds” and people-intense professions. $39 Yoga of the Mind 8 E 1st

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Ave., #103, Denver. David Stevens 303-668-2358, davids@yogaofthemind.comor yogaofthemind.com. Adult Free Week at Ballet Nouveau Colorado–thru 8/25. Join the fun and participate in dance classes that you’ll love! Free. Ballet Nouveau Colorado, 3001 Industrial Lane, #12, Broomfield 303-466-5685 or www.bncdance.com.

SEPTEMBER 21, FRIDAY Friday Evening Introduction to Maa–7:30-9:30pm. Spend an evening getting to know Sai Maa for those who have not met Maa before. Come be with Sai Maa and experience the shakti! $25; Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver. 303-996-0123, info@ sai-maa.com or sai-maa.com. Relaxation Happy Hour-Bodywork Sampler–4-7pm. See description 8/14. $33. Heart of Oneness Center 720 14th St., Golden. 303-278-3414, HeartofOnenessCenter@gmail.com or HeartofOnenessCenter.com.

SEPTEMBER 22, SATURDAY A Moment for Mutts in the Mountains–9am12:30pm. The Misha May Foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year, raising money for rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of dogs and cats in need. Includes food, beverage, live and silent auctions and entertainment. Boettcher Mansion, 900 Colorow Row, Lookout Mountain, Golden. MishaMayFoundation.org/moments2012. Embody the Passionate New You! Full Event–10am3pm & 7:30-9:30pm. Be with Sai Maa! Be ready to move ahead in full alignment with the new energies of the planet. Activate yourself and realize your true passion. Experience energetic attunements. Master practical techniques to enliven your life! $200. www.sai-maa.com Urban Homestead Tour–10am-4pm. Local urban homesteaders open their homes to show off their traditional and innovative efforts on homesteading, their experiences, challenges and rewards. $5. City-Wide. Denver Botanic Gardens. Animal Care Affair and Pet Blessing–9am-2:30pm. Annual event includes animal-related exhibits, vendors, demonstrations, snacks, music, animal adoption and blessing ceremonies. All pets welcome. FREE. Mile Hi Church 9077 W Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or milehichurch.org. Imperfectly Perfect:Embracing Vulnerability and Self Love as a Path to Empowering Our Life Purpose–10am-1pm. Let go of struggle and fear, allow the brilliance of your authenticity to shine through and embody self-love to manifest your dreams. $25. Boulder. Marlene Zaleznick 720771-1257, marlene@awakened-designs.com or empoweredpurpose.com. Autumnal Equinox Sacred Sound Event–7-9pm. Join Gary Fishman, Aurelia and Al Taylor and Larry and Tryna Cooper for sound vibration. Bring blankets/ pillows; allow sound and vibration of gongs, crystal bowls, didgeridoos, and flutes to wash through you. $20. Journeys for Conscious Living 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695 or J4CL.com.

SEPTEMBER 24, MONDAY Tap Into Your Intuition Every Day–7-8pm. See description 9/16. David Stevens 303-668-2358, davids@yogaofthemind.com or yogaofthemind.com.

SEPTEMBER 25, TUESDAY Contemplative Hatha Yoga Teacher Training–265-hr


program; 1 session/wk and 1 wkend/month for ten months. Foundations for teaching yoga and developing a yogasana class; incl techniques, philosophy, eastern/ western anatomy, practice teaching. $3750+ textbooks. PranaYoga, 3333 Federal Blvd, Denver. 303-432-8099 , pyamandala@gmail.com , www.pyamandala.com Healing Food Cravings with Angels–7-8pm. Guided meditation calls on the Angels to assist with a powerful healing to heal food cravings and emotional eating. Release unwanted addictions or habits and create a healthy food space. $10. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino 720-413-7303, journeywithin@hotmail.com or AnitaDestino.com.

SEPTEMBER 26, WEDNESDAY Keep Your Family Out of the Doctor’s Office All Year:5 Simple Steps–7-8:30pm. Learn a simple system to prevent and treat common ailments naturally. Homemade vegan chocolate & organic wine served. FREE. Synergy Wellness 1500 W Littleton Blvd., #100C Littleton. Kelly Sparks 719-659-6059, Kelly@ earthmamaoils.com or www.earthmamaoils.com. Heal The Healers–7-9pm. This night is designed for healers to both give and receive. Bring your energy, tools, and a snack to share. Journeys for Conscious Living 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-7316695. J4CL.com.

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CAREER/LIFE COACHING Awaken Your Purpose and Empower Your Life: Are you dissatisfied with your work? Do you know you have something important to offer but aren’t sure what it is or how to create it? Discover simple but powerful tools to uncover your deeper purpose and create fulfilling, prosperous and meaningful work. Call Marlene 720-771-1257. www.empoweredpurpose.com or www.awakeneddesigns.com Business Sketching and Personal Vision Mapping. Susanne Hoogwater of Glowmapping supports your professional or personal growth with deep listening, business experience and creative skills. See what you Mean - Do what you mean! Sessions in studio or via Skype start at $75. To schedule yours today call 720-3243555 or visit www.glowmapping.com.

FOR RENT Treatment Room Available in Olde Town Arvada: Ideal location! Shanti Home in Olde Town Arvada has a beautiful 10x12 treatment room. We are looking for dedicated practitioners or body workers offering massage, rolfing, energy work, reflexology. Call Shanti 720-394-9425. www. oldetownshantihome.com

An Evening with Deepak Chopra and his latest book-GOD: A Story of Revelation–7pm. Chopra discusses his latest book and offers wisdom, compassion and guidance to transform obstacles into opportunities and live a satisfying life. $40. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W Alameda Ave., Lakewood. The Denver Meditation Meetup–7:30pm. Join us as we discuss and practice ways to still your mind, and enter into meditation upon the deep stillness within. Free. Center of Light 2300 Forest St., Denver. 720308-9944 or Denver@CentersOfLight.org.

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SEPTEMBER 27, THURSDAY Reversing Diabetes–6pm. Testing methods that show if you are at risk and what you can do to reverse the risk for developing metabolic syndrome and diabetes. FREE. Clear Sky Medical 9085 E Mineral Circle #260, Centennial. RSVP 303–790–7860 or ClearSkyMedical.com.

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

Thai Neck Stretches and Massage–6:30-8:30pm. Intro to assisted neck stretches and massage for the most commonly tight neck muscles. FREE. Denver Integrative Massage School 1221 Galapago St., Denver. Kristy Scott 303-623-3121, kristy@denverintegrativemassageschool.com or denverintegrativemassageschool.com/free-fridays/. “Sojourn to Self” Women’s Weekend Retreat/6Month Coaching Program–Fri 6pm-Sun 1pm. 6-mo life-coaching program with wkend retreat for women 30-60 in life transition. Kick-off wkend in Buena Vista, Sept. 28-30, Friday, 6pm thru Sunday, 1pm. More info at www.sojourntoself.com or listen to live Q&A phone calls (schedule on website.) Lodging available onsite, extra. Limited to 10 women. Pricing options at sojourntoself.com. Discount available. Buena Vista, CO. Tanya Lelo and Stephanie Frykholm, 888-8704411 or tanya@riverofopportunities.com. Relaxation Happy Hour-Bodywork Sampler–4-7pm. See description 8/14. $33. Heart of Oneness Center 720 14th St. Golden. 303-278-3414, HeartofOnenessCenter@gmail.com or HeartofOnenessCenter.com. Conscious Movie-“As We Forgive”–7:30pm. Could you forgive a person who murdered your family? This is the question faced by the subjects of the documentary about Rosaria and Chantal—two Rwandan women coming face-to-face with the men who slaughtered their families during the 1994 genocide. Free. Center of Light 2300 Forest St., Denver. 720-308-9944 or Denver@CentersOfLight.org.

SEPTEMBER 29, SATURDAY

PIANO LESSONS Do you have a passion to finally learn how to play piano? The opportunity is here.Contact Evelyn Billberg at her Keyboard Magic Studio. www.keyboardmaagic. com, email ev.billberg@gmail.com or 303-629-9209.

SPIRIT MEDIUM / PSYCHIC Missing a deceased loved one? Would you like to communicate with someone who has passed? Mediums Kent and Cindy will translate Spirit messages to you in a one-to-one session via telephone or video skype. Schedule sessions by phone (720) 248-8396 or e-mail soar@eclecticverve.org. Subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter at www.eclecticverve.org

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4 Myths About Grief–11am-12pm. What really makes a difference in easing the pain of loss? The answers will surprise you. Help yourself or someone you know find ease in one of life’s most challenging experiences. Renaissance Center in Denver. RSVP Renee Ellis, MA CMT 720-984-9575 or liveyourknowing.com. Holistic Healing/Psychic/Vendor Fair–12-6pm. An exciting fair with complimentary healing modalities; massage, shamanic, foot baths, reiki, cord-cutting, healing touch, oils, crystal bowls and bars; palmistry, tarot, intuitive, astrology, crystals, jewelry, oils and clothing. $20, 20 mins/healer/reader/vendor or as offered. Journeys for Conscious Living 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695 or J4CL.com. Full Moon Ceremony with Sacred Sound–7-9pm. Celebrate the Full Moon with sacred sound, crystal bowls, drumming, dance, ceremonies, teachings and networking. Bring your drum and snacks to share. $10 love offering. Journeys for Conscious Living 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695 or J4CL.com.

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

A Class and a Glass–5-5:50pm. Experience a lighter side of yoga. Each class includes a voucher for a glass of wine from Silver Vines Winery. Students encouraged to make playlist for class. $10-$15. Shanti Home 7504 Grandview Ave., Arvada. Shanti 720-394-9425, oldetownshantihome@gmail.com or oldetownshantihome.com.

Buddhist Meditation Class–7-8:30pm. Reduce the power of inner negativity, become more positive, joyful and confident! Heart of Oneness Center 720 14th St. Golden. 303-278-3414, Meditationincolorado.org or HeartofOnenessCenter.com.

Aura and Chakra Healings–6-7pm. Drop in for a 10 min healing. Negative energy is gently removed from your body and replaced with your own positive energy. Feel great and ready to take your next steps. FREE. Boulder Psychic Institute 1332 Pearl St., Boulder 303-530-0920 or BoulderPsychicInstitute.org.

Introduction to Meditation and Christian Mysticism–7:30pm. 6-week intro course for modern mystics. The Inner Spiritual Path, Meditation, Soul, Light, Prayer and Blessing. Learn meditation principles to move beyond thought and emotion into God’s peace and presence within. Free. Center of Light, 2300 Forest St., Denver. 720-308-9944 or Denver@ CentersOfLight.org.

wednesdays Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing–6-7pm. A healing is an energy clearing, like an “energy car wash.” Release negative energy blocking growth and create the life you desire. Love offering. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio, 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino 720-413-7303, journeywithin@hotmail.com or AnitaDestino.com. Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing Daytime Healing Clinic in Denver–12:15–1pm. A healing is an energy clearing, like a psychic shower. Unneeded energy is cleared, including blocks to growth and flow. Clarity and contentment are restored. Donations appreciated. 1-hr student readings available by app’t before clinic - $25. Inner Connection Institute Denver Location: 2755 S Locust St., Ste 213 Denver. 303-282-9439. InnerConnection.org.

Psychic Readings–7-8:30pm. Schedule a 1.5 hr reading, learn about your soul essence, past lives and aura. Ask personal questions to get a psychic perspective about what is really going on. FREE. Boulder Psychic Institute 1332 Pearl St., Boulder. 303-530-0920 or BoulderPsychicInstitute.org.

looking ahead 2012 OCTOBER 9, TUESDAY Discover Your Life’s Work–6-9pm. Nancy McCleary leads discussion and exercises for clarity. Leave with steps to transform your life and do the work you really came here to do. $39. Colorado Free University, 7653 E 1st Place, Denver. 303-519-0355 or LifeWorkIntuitive.com.

NOVEMBER 29, THURSDAY Discover Your Life’s Work–6-9pm. See description October 9.

saturdays Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing Healing Clinic in Wheat Ridge–1:30-2:30pm. See description Wednesdays. Inner Connection Institute North Side location: 4325 Harlan St., Wheat Ridge. 303-257-4797. InnerConnection.org. Summer Seva Yoga Program–8:15-9:15am. Start your Saturday off right with fresh air, a majestic view and some yoga. Every Sat thru Sept. 18+. FREE. Majestic View Park, West of Carr on 72nd Ave., Arvada. Shanti 720-394-9425, oldetownshantihome@gmail.com or oldetownshantihome.com.

sundays Meditation and Sunday Service–9:30am. Song, prayer and a sermon incl a transformative Communion Service. 1/2-hour silent meditation quiets the mind to take in the blessings of the Service and Communion. Children’s program runs concurrent. Brunch incl. Free. Center of Light 2300 Forest St., Denver. Denver@CentersOfLight.org.

JANUARY 12, SATURDAY Discover Your Life’s Work–1-4pm. See description October 9.

FEBRUARY 15-21, 2013 Spiritual Rejuvenation Retreat: A Mosaic of Healing Arts and Communication for Horse and Human–Relaxation, yoga, healing arts, horseback riding and hiking in the Sonoran Desert. Reiki Certification, animal communication and hands-on Equine Reiki w/massage. $2800 -3000. White Stallion Ranch, 9251 W. Twin Peaks Rd., Tucson, AZ. Kim Baker 303-9812127, kim@kbnaturalhorsemanship.com, kbnaturalhorsemanship.com.

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

CONSULTANT: TOOLS FOR ABUNDANT LIVING SC CARROLL ASSOCIATES LLC SUSANNAH CARROLL 303-861-4338 Susannah@SCCarrollAssociates.com www.sccarrollassociates.com Find clarity on your life’s direction and learn techniques for staying calm in any situation. Live abundantly and prosperously! Susannah Carroll is a Motivational Consultant supercharging your incarnation with tools and resources, a mixture of east/west philosophies and designed for use anywhere and anytime. We work with individuals, business executives, entrepreneurs, sales teams and more! Offering a FREE 30-minute phone consultation for first time clients.

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

CONSCIOUS EVENTS & SPEAKERS JOURNEYS FOR CONSCIOUS LIVING 7401 West 59th Ave., Arvada 303-731-6695 www.J4CL.com Discover and develop a life of passion, purpose and contribution. Journeys for Conscious Living (J4CL) is an organization leading the world in conscious living, hosting world class events, speakers and event center (space rental) to empower people to create thoughtful changes in living their lives every day, thus creating the space and energy to stay centered and expand the community. J4CL invites you to co-create opportunities, collaboration and communities for individuals and businesses to reach their full, highest potential, while experiencing love, joy and transformation. See ad page 18.

Understanding Dogs Class and Dog Trainer Apprentice Classes start in the Fall! Understanding Dogs: Unique opportunity to receive an evaluation, treatment plan and coaching experience with your dog. holistic approach with positive reinforcement techniques tailored to each dog and situation. Dog Trainer Apprentice Class: Become a dog trainer utilizing behavior science, holistic approaches and positive reinforcement techniques tailored to each individual dog, pet parent and specific situation. Learn to evaluate behavior, design exercises, coach humans, handle dogs, deliver presentations, and resolve and prevent a variety of behavior problems. See ad page 2.

ENERGY HEALINGS & MEDITATION CLASSES

COUNSELING CAREER

LORRAINE MAY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 303-239-0382 MishaMayFoundation@gmail.com www.MishaMayFoundation.org

OPEN SPACE, OPEN MIND

JOURNEY WITHIN WITH ANITA DESTINO

CM BROWN Boulder 303-396-9023 openspaceyoga@hotmail.com www.openspaceopenmind.net

Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga, 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood 720-413-7303 www.anitadestino.com

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

A safe place for people interested in creating change in their lives, Journey Within helps you focus on spiritual growth, developing your intuition and personal development. Give to yourself with Free Energy Healings, Angel Healings, Guided Meditations, Meditation Classes, Workshops and Intuitive Readings/Healings. Join us for a Free Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing held every Wednesday from 6-7 pm, open to everyone.

FAMILY PRACTITIONER CLEAR SKY MEDICAL with Dr. Katia Meier. See full listing under PHYSICIAN or see ad page 4.

DENTIST VIBRANCE DENTISTRY WITH DR. CATE VIEREGGER 7400 E Crestline Circle, Ste 230, Greenwood Village 303-770-1116 www.VibranceDentistry.com 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 26.

HEALING & PSYCHIC READINGS TATYANA TSYGANOK Intuitive Healer & Psychic 303-359-1150 Catfish1967@msn.com Connect with your higher self and receive healings for PTSD, traumas, addictions, depression and low selfesteem with my support and natural gifts. I use different modalities to help including psychic readings, past life regression, Psych-K, Bodytalk, EFT & Matrix Energetics. Also assist with adopted children from Eastern Europe. I welcome everybody who needs my help and I will greet you with love! Call for help today!

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HEALTHY AGING CLEAR SKY MEDICAL KATIA I. MEIER, M.D. Panorama Falls 9085 E Mineral Circle, #260, Centennial 303-790-7860 www.ClearSkyMedical.com 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 4.

RED TAIL WELLNESS CENTERS KAREN HOLLAMAN, DC, LMT 4520 North Broadway, Boulder 303-882-8447 www. RedTailWellnessCenters.com Women, are you looking for a different standard of care for you and your children? I was given a second chance at life because of a holistic chiropractor’s understanding of how the body heals itself when given the proper support. I offer women and children the same hope and care I had been generously given. If you or your family struggles with health issues please contact the Red Tail Wellness Center so I can help you take flight again and let your health soar. See ad page 21.

CLEAR SKY MEDICAL with Dr. Katia Meier. See full listing under PHYSICIAN or see ad page 4.

MASSAGE IN TOUCH MASSAGE THERAPY WITH BRENNA WITT, LMT Kittredge Village, 26030 Hwy. 74, Kittredge 303-526-0038 theintouchmassage@gmail.com 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!

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

KIDS: LEARNING/ BEHAVIOR DISORDERS BRAIN BALANCE ACHIEVEMENT CENTER OF GOLDEN 1211 Avery Street, Golden 303-278-1780 Golden@BrainBalanceCenters.com www.BrainBalanceCenters.com Help your child reach his or her greatest physical, mental, social and academic potential. Individualized and comprehensive brain-based approaches (not drug-based) to help children with neurobehavioral and learning difficulties such as dyslexia. The brain can be changed—which means your child’s problems aren’t permanent, and the situation isn’t hopeless. Customized physical and cognitive exercises, combined with dietary change can correct the underlying imbalance, improve function and reduce/eliminate negative behaviors. Tour our center and learn how we can help your child. Call us today. See ad page 13.

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

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

NUTRITION CLEAR SKY MEDICAL with Dr. Katia Meier. See listing under PHYSICIAN or see ad page 4.

PSYCHOLOGY & GROWTH

BJ BROWN, MSW, CIBP

AYA COUNSELING & CONSULTING, LLC

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CARNITA M. GROVES, MA, LPC, CSPT, CAC-III 1570 Humboldt Street, Denver O: 303-698-0446 / F: 720-858-8183 Sensurett@msn.com www. AtwellandGroves.net

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

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Seeking to improve self-care or interpersonal skills? With an integrative approach to mental health counseling, a broad range of issues can be identified and brought to meaningful resolution. Carnita, perhaps, more of a mental health artisan, is Level 2 EMDR certified. She helps people use simple home-based research as one of many practical tools to help people expand their competencies. She specializes in psycho-nutrition, style/aesthetic therapies, and ethnic groundedness. Pragmatic. Holistic. Dynamic. Weekend appointments available. It helps to have someone to talk to!


PHYSICIAN: BOARD CERTIFIED HOLISTIC CLEAR SKY MEDICAL WITH KATIA I. MEIER, M.D. Panorama Falls 9085 E Mineral Circle, #260, Centennial 303-790-7860 www.ClearSkyMedical.com 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 4.

PSYCHIC DEVELOPMENT THE ASPEN PROGRAM FOR PSYCHIC DEVELOPMENT KAREN FOX, PH.D., DIRECTOR Taking the “woo-woo” out of Psychic Education Englewood, Aurora, Lakewood 303-942-0646 www.PsychicIQ.com Improving your innate psychic ability can help you in a variety of situations – knowing when situations or people are right or wrong for you, personally and professionally. Use your psychic abilities for yourself or to become a professional psychic with Aspen Program training! Take the classes you want or study for a certificate: Psychic, Medical-Health Intuitive, Spirit Medium, Intuition in Business. Wide variety of classes and teachers. Call today and start understanding more about your life and yourself!

PROBIOTICS WWW.MYBIO-V.COM Feel Fresh and Confident Every Day 1-888-770-2468 110% Guaranteed, Made in Colorado Concerned with Feminine Odor • Vaginal Discharge • Yeast • Gas & Bloating? Discover the digestive/ feminine health link. Take BIOV™ daily to help your body create a clean, natural fresh scent; Aids with smooth, comfortable digestion and immune response to unhealthy bacteria or fungi; Regularly promote your overall feminine well-being – and enjoy the benefits of a balanced system. Ensure a significantly higher percentage of beneficial organisms reach your intestines alive with the patented BIO-tract® Delivery System which protects probiotics from gastric acid and extends shelf life without refrigeration. See ad page 7.

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ROLFING BODY ALIVE ROLFING DENVER WITH ERIN FARLEY 303-915-5274 www.BodyAliveRolfingdenver.com Rolfing® Structural Integration is a form of bodywork that can lead to postural improvements, alleviate chronic pain and discomfort, or allow for greater freedom of movement and provide a sense of revitalized energy and bodily well-being. Rolfing works on the seamless network of connective tissue to release, realign and balance the whole structure, with the goal of allowing the body to remain effortlessly upright in gravity. Whether you are active or not-so-active, or merely looking for the “next step” ignited by physical transformation, achieve your optimum state of alignment and ease in gravity. If you’ve never tried Rolfing for stress, postural misalignment or other conditions, discover a new level of healing! Call today for your appointment. Soul Body Integration clients receive a discount on sessions at Body Alive Rolfing.

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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 www.liveyourknowing.com 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.

GOLDEN SOLAR 614 10th Street, Golden 720-278-5253 www.GoldenSolar.net 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.

SPIRITUAL GROWTH SOUL BODY INTEGRATION Heather Lenox, practitioner Denver Info@soulbodyintegration.com 720-876-7465 Develop a true sense of purpose and a sustainable kind of peace with a blend of spiritual guidance and energy work. Soul Body Integration helps you increase your level of consistent soul consciousness, so you grow more powerful and less reactive, have more authentic relationships and become more productive in your pursuits. Your first session is free! Body Alive Rolfing clients receive a discount on Soul Body Integration sessions.

THE JOHN OF GOD CIRCLE OF BOULDER Meets Tuesdays with Susie Verde info@joghealing.com 303-448-0068 www.joghealing.com

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

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INNER CONNECTION INSTITUTE CHURCH OF INFINITE SPIRIT 2755 South Locust St., Suite 213 Denver Denver: 303-282-9439 Wheat Ridge: 303-257-4797 www.Innerconnection.org Create the life you desire through our easy, effective, supportive techniques . A non-denominational, spiritual sanctuary offering clairvoyant reading and healing services, meditation classes, psychic development programs, ministerial services, and ordination programs. Locations in Denver and Wheat Ridge. Free aura clearing and chakra balancing in Wheat Ridge every Saturday 1:30 - 2:30pm. Free open channel clinic in Denver on the 2nd Fridays of the month at 7pm. Everyone is welcome! Call for more information. 303-2829439. See ad page 9.

THERAPY: ADULT/CHILD/COUPLES GARY D ALEXANDER, MS Psychotherapist – LMFT, LAC, NCC LoDo & SE Denver Locations 720-315-8770 ACAdenver@gmail.com www.ACAdenver.com Emotional presence and human connection together are a catalyst for personal revelation, insight, and change. Bring balance, communication, life transitions, learn boundaries, deal with codependency, grief, LGBT development, and addictions (both chemical and behavioral). Gary’s approach as a therapist is heartfelt, direct, engaging, and down-to-earth. Contact Gary today to learn more about how he can help with your life’s challenges.

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

WHOLE FOOD NUTRITION HEATHER CLARK 303-753-2665, heather@jpeducators.com www.jpeducators.com Give you and your family 27 whole, raw fruits, veggies and berries in a capsule for the price of an apple a day. It’s the easiest way to make sure you are getting the proper nutrition every day, by bridging the gap from what we eat to what our bodies truly need. Numerous independent clinical research studies, conducted in leading hospitals and universities around the world and published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, have supported the health benefits. Business opportunities also available. Call me today to add your children to the largest Children’s Health Study in the country!


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Nestled on the creek in beautiful Boulder Canyon, Peaceful Healings of Boulder allows you to relax and pamper yourself like never before. Offering Herbal Body Wraps, Salt Scrubs, Relaxation Massage, Far Infra Red Sauna and Nuwati Herbals

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Joyce, of Creative Journey Healings,LLC offers the latest in state-of-the-art Electro-Sound Lymphatic Instrumentation. This gentle therapy uses a gentle, high-frequency sound pulse, to loosen stagnation and assist your body in decongesting your entire lymphatic system.

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The Cable Center

2000 Buchtel Boulevard • Denver CO 80210

Saturday, September 8, 2012 8:30 am – 6:00 pm For men, women and teens to honor men striving for balance and the women who support them

Featuring:

Higher Courage • The Power of Self-Love Raising the Heart of Boys • Men’s Relational Journey many more presentations and panels!

Information & Registration: mensanthology.com/whole-man-expo/ Contact Jim with questions 303-796-7004

Magical Awakenings with Dan Liss Are you y readdy? y

Be with Sai Maa Get ready to move ahead in full alignment with the energies of the planet. Master practical techniques to enliven your life!

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Colorado Convention Center Sept 21 | 7:30 PM -9:30 PM Sept 22 | 10 AM-3 PM, 7:30 PM-9:30 PM

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