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he Celebration Fair, Colorado’s largest metaphysical expo, will be held at the Denver Merchandise Mart Sept 6-8 for a $5 admission. Attend free talks and seminars and browse an exhibit hall offering an array of crystals and metaphysical treasures. Connect with gifted astrologers, clairvoyants, tarot readers, psychics and mediums; all readings are $20 for 20 minutes. 451 E 58th Ave, Denver. See ad page 19.

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merging Women Live (EWL), a conference for women entrepreneurs and change-makers, will take place October 10th-13th at the eco-friendly St. Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder. It brings together Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat, Pray, Love), Eve Ensler, Tami Simon, Alanis Morisette, Ani DiFranco and BrenĂŠ Brown to connect and influence change in the world. Topics include crowd funding, thought leadership, selfcompassion, financial planning, creative action planning and connecting with customers. There will also be music, poetry, dance, meditation and yoga. See ad page 21.

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s the first school in the nation to go completely meatless, 400 students at New York City’s P.S. 244, the Active Learning Elementary School, are treated to eclectic fare that includes black bean and cheese quesadillas, falafels, and tofu in an Asian sesame sauce. “We’ve had a really great response from the kids, but they also understand it’s about healthy options,” says Principal Bob Groff. “Because we teach them to make healthy choices, they understand what is happening and believe in what we’re doing, too.” When the school opened in 2008, the cafeteria served vegetarian meals three days a week. “We started to try out recipes with small groups of students to see what they liked and didn’t like. It was a hit,” says Groff. All meals adhere to U.S. Department of Agriculture standards, so students get plenty of nutrient- and protein-dense vegetables. Students are also welcome to pack their own lunches, including meat.

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dults’ obsession with antibacterial soaps, toothpastes and other personal care products may be making our children more prone to many allergies, according to research from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, in Baltimore, Maryland. While not the direct cause, researchers say such products may impair the development of children’s immune systems. In a study of 860 children between the ages of 6 and 18, researchers found elevated levels of immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies in children from households where these products were used. IgEs increase when exposed to allergy-causing substances like pollen, pet dander and certain foods. Urine levels of triclosan, an antibacterial agent used in soaps, mouthwash and toothpaste, provided the strongest link to increased IgE levels and increased allergy risk. Parabens, preservatives with antimicrobial properties commonly found in shampoos, conditioners, lotions and body washes, were strongly associated with allergies to pollen and pet dander. These results confirm the “hygiene hypothesis” that society’s focus on cleanliness has actually prevented children from getting dirty and developing strong immune systems that are regularly challenged and strengthened by pathogens, say researchers.

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slow jog around the block a few times a week can prolong life. The Copenhagen City Heart Study monitored 1,878 joggers for 30 years and found that 44 percent of these subjects are less likely to prematurely die from any cause than non-runners. Males and females that continued to jog regularly added 6.2 years and 5.6 years, respectively, to their average lifespans. It only takes 1.5 hours of slow-to-average-pace jogging a week to reap the longevity benefits. Walking is also beneficial; the National Institutes of Health says it can add up to 4.5 years to the average life expectancy. Seventy-five minutes of brisk walking a week can add 1.8 years to life expectancy after age 40, according to study results cited in PLOS Medicine.

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pples are among the world’s most healing superfoods, thanks to their abundant fiber and heart-healthy nutrient properties. New research shows that an apple a day may also help keep cancer away. Two major independent cancer research projects, from Poland and Uruguay, confirm that daily apple consumption can cut the risk of colorectal cancer in half, a unique value among all fruits or vegetables. Other studies documented at suggest that apples contain components geared to help stop the growth of liver, breast, esophageal, stomach and multi-drug-resistant cancers. Additional research further associates the fruit with relieving diarrhea in children, soothing bowel inflammation in adults, preventing flu, facilitating weight loss, protecting against gum disease, maintaining brain cells and even slowing the aging process.


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Global Glamour Natural Beauty Aids from India The health and beauty aisle at Indian grocery stores includes several natural products in wide use among Indian women. Here are some popular ones available in America. Henna: Women mix powder from the henna plant with water to use as a natural hair dye and conditioner. Coconut oil: Indian women regularly massage a natural oil into their scalp before washing to keep their hair healthy and prevent the scalp from drying out and itching. “Coconut oil helps to grow hair long,” advises Bibya Malik, owner of Bibya Hair Design, a salon

chain in Chicago. “It is probably the most widely used hair oil in the Indian subcontinent; amla oil, jasmine oil and other herbal oils are used, as well.” Rosewater: Most often used as a skin toner, some women also like to spray rosewater on their face as a refresher. Rosewater has a long history as a fragrance and as a flavoring in dessert recipes. Ubtan: This mixture of turmeric, gram (chickpea) flour and herbs is combined with milk or water as a beauty treatment. Indian brides scrub their skin with it in the days prior to their wedding. Source: Bibya Hair Design, research by Bushra Bajwa

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Researchers at Virginia Tech, in Blacksburg, attest they have succeeded in using xylose, the most abundant simple plant sugar, to produce a large quantity of hydrogen in a method that can be performed using any source of biomass. “Our new process could help end our dependence on fossil fuels,” projects Y. H. Percival Zhang, the associate professor of biological systems engineering who is spearheading the initiative. This environmentally friendly method of producing hydrogen utilizes renewable natural resources, releases almost zero greenhouse gases and doesn’t require costly heavy metals. Most hydrogen for commercial use is produced from natural gas, which is expensive to manufacture and generates a large amount of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. “It really doesn’t make sense to use non-renewable natural resources to produce hydrogen,” says Zhang. “We think this discovery is a game-changer in the world of alternative energy.”

Freebie Fruit Online Mapping Points the Way Falling Fruit (, created by Caleb Philips, co-founder of Boulder Food Rescue, and Ethan Welty, a photographer and geographer based in Boulder, Colorado, uses a map to cite locations of fruits and vegetables that are free to forage around the world. It looks like a Google map, with reported locations marked with dots. Zoom in and click on one to find a description of what tree or bush is there. The description often includes information about the best season to pluck plant fruits, the quality and yield, a link to the species’ profile on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website and additional advice on accessing the spot. Welty compiled most of the half-million or so locations from various municipal databases, local foraging organizations and urban gardening groups. Additionally, the map is open for Wikipedia-style public editing. He says, “Falling Fruit pinpoints all sorts of tasty trees in public parks, lining city streets and even hanging over fences from the UK to New Zealand.” It also lists beehives, public water wells and even dumpsters with excess food waste.

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r. Eric Pearl and The Reconnection Teaching Team visits Colorado this month for a week with several events in Denver and Boulder. If you haven’t heard of The Reconnection and Reconnective Healing, you might have heard of Dr. Pearl’s recent visit on the Dr Oz Show, where Dr. Oz was “flabbergasted” by the on-camera healing he witnessed first hand. A woman who couldn’t raise her arms more than a foot from her hips for more than 20 years – and had tried every medical and alternative modality without success – instantly regained her full range of motion, raised her arms out and up over her head, fingers and hands touching, pain-free. According to The Reconnection, a new study by researchers at the University of Arizona has shown that people who have range of motion limitations in their arms and shoulders show a significantly greater level of healing and pain reduction with a 10-minute one-time session of Reconnective Healing than when treated with physical therapy. “Reconnective Healing is a simple, easy-to-learn, healing approach,” says Pearl, “which transcends “energy healing” and its complexity. It accesses vibrational frequencies that are accessible to everyone. Without physically touching people, it frequently has instantaneous and life-lasting results for individuals with range of motion limitations, cancers, depression, AIDS-related diseases, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, chronic pain and muscle aches.” The study, coupled with the Dr. Oz segment, has propelled this revolutionary form of alternative healing into the public consciousness and to the forefront of new healthcare options.

You don’t need medical insurance to take advantage of this new opportunity to heal from chronic pain or serious illness – you can learn Reconnective Healing to assist others and yourself in just one weekend. As part of a Friday night introduction at his seminars globally, Dr. Pearl invites one or more audience members with visible ailments onstage to demonstrate what is often a spontaneous healing response. Dr. Pearl has taught more than 75,000 people how to become catalysts for healings — both for themselves and others. Dr. Pearl is the author of The Reconnection: Heal Others, Heal Yourself - an international bestseller now translated into 36 languages — a book that relates his transformation from a highly successful Los Angeles chiropractor into the first Reconnective Healer when his patients began reporting sudden healings even though he physically had not touched them. “We are on the threshold of a whole new era of healthcare,” says Dr. Pearl. “And Reconnective Healing shows that we can take healing into our own hands.” Check September’s calendar to see all events. To learn more, go to www. or call 323-9600012. To see a video clip, visit www. See ad on page 22..

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Hormones may save your life! Hormones may save your life in more ways than one. First, of course, they may just save your sanity, but as a nice side effect, they have also been shown to reduce mortality of all causes including heart disease and breast cancer. If your body stops producing your own hormones, you can replace an identical replica of your body’s own hormones and keep your body at youthful hormone level at all times! Those Hormones are called Bioidentical hormones and are available Dr Katia Meier per prescription in all kinds of es, Hormones may prolong your preparations, compounded as well as life and improve your quality generic. of life on the way. Numerous In fact, hormones have been shown health magazines just recently published in studies to protect against all diseases that the discontinuance of hormone of aging; this is why Hormones are the replacement therapy has possibly cornerstone of anti-aging medicine! Best results in protection were only contributed to at least 50,000 deaths in achieved when therapy was not delayed women over the past 10 years.



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ardiovascular fitness, usually associated with aerobic activities like cycling or running, is an excellent predictor of lifespan and quality of life. Qigong practitioners consider the heart to be the home of spirit and self expression, and believe that its optimal fitness requires conscious nurturing that reaches beyond attention to physical health. The heart is the strongest muscle in the body and the most powerful source of electromagnetic force or Chi field. Thousands of years of Qigong practice have validated two wisdoms: The more we express ourselves in our relationships and daily activities comfortably and compassionately, the healthier we become; and we must have fun and relaxation each and every day to enjoy excellent health. Industrial and technological advances over recent decades have shifted our values to prioritize comfort over happiness and the health of the American population has deteriorated in direct proportion. Joy is at the core of whole fitness and simple, affordable activities that we enjoy connect us with our true inner selves simultaneously with the deeper meaning of our relationships and with Nature’s essence. Here are a few possibilities to consider: • Wake up 30 minutes earlier and use this time to engage in a simple self-care ritual such as sipping a cup of your favorite herbal tea in quiet contemplation. • Make an appointment with yourself each day that is exclusive to having fun, whatever it may be. Be creative and silly and don’t let anything shove these appointments aside.

• Slow Down! Being in a rush is stressful, leads to costly mistakes and wastes life energy. The ancient Taoists said, “When we waste chi, we die faster.” • Fit 15 minutes of easy walking into your day in or near nature, if possible. Empty your mind as you breathe in the life’s expressions in your surroundings—the sounds, smells and sights. Feel the movements of your arms, legs and lungs in synchronicity with each breath you take. The ancient Taoists also said, “Breath is life.” • Let your curiosity launch a new adventure. Find a meet-up group that does something you’ve always wanted to try. At 52 years old, I am the healthiest I have ever been and wake up every morning looking forward to all that the new day brings. Early in life, I almost lost my body to illnesses. In my early 20s, I made the conscious, heartfelt decision, despite overwhelmingly suppressive pressures surrounding me, to heal and grow into a wholly fit being. My energy and stamina for life has become so robust that for the past 12 years, I have enjoyed dedicating my waking hours to teaching and mentoring others how to be joyfully fit. Debra Lin Allen is a nationally respected medical qigong practitioner, qigong teacher and Qigong Lifestyle® coach in Denver. 720-427-0406 or

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study published July 25, 2013 in Frontiers in Child Health and Human Development found that 81% of the 122 children enrolled in a multimodal program no longer fit the criteria for ADHD after 12 weeks. The study used Brain Balance Achievement Centers program consisting of sensory motor exercises, cognitive exercises and nutritional guidance conducted thrice-weekly for one hour at a time. Sixty percent of treated children achieved a two-grade level academic increase and 35% experienced a four-grade level academic increase in multiple subjects. The untreated control group experienced very little change. All 122 children in the treatment protocol and 22 of the 37 in the control group who were treated pharmacologically prior to the study were maintained on stable doses of their medication.

“The groundbreaking study proves that medication is not the only option to help eliminate the symptoms associated with ADHD and it validates what we have been practicing for nearly 10 years,” said

Dr. Robert Melillo, founder of Brain Balance Achievement Centers. “This study shows that our program actually addresses the primary problem in the brain that is the root cause of ADHD and learning difficulty, and that it actually improves brain function.” Offering alternative solutions to combat ADHD becomes increasingly pertinent as recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 11% of US children are diagnosed with ADHD and that number is expected to rise 15-20% each year. The study authors also note that The National Institute of Mental Health’s Multi-modal Treatment Study has shown that medication has no longterm benefit for those with ADHD. Tami Eslich is owner of Brain Balance Achievement Centers of Highlands Ranch 303-8001625 and Golden 303-278-1780. See ad page 2.

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The 18-Month Pregnancy: REDEFINING HEALTH AT CONCEPTION by Karen and Ian Hollaman


regnancy is perhaps the time of most profound strength and beauty for a woman. Yet, many women struggle to conceive, to maintain a pregnancy or develop excessive morning sickness or hyper-emesis with pregnancy. For these women, the dream of motherhood becomes a medical endeavor. At Red Tail Wellness, we consider the environment of a woman’s body prior to conception to be just as important as during her pregnancy. Hence, the 18-month pregnancy. For some women, dietary changes can be the answer to infertility and difficult pregnancies. A summer 2013 article in proLekare, a Czech medical journal, indicated an infertility diagnosis may indicate a problem with gluten. This protein found in wheat, barley, rye and a variety of other grains can cause tremendous gastrointestinal symptoms, brain fog, depression and yes - infertility and difficult pregnancies as well. Some women who had experienced several miscarriages had successful pregnancies after removing gluten from their diets. While this is not an across-the-board fix for everyone, it can be a great place to start. Testing for gluten sensitivity markers like anti-gliadin IgG and IgA, as well as the “gold standard” tissue transgluatminase IgA can be a helpful starting place if you struggle with pregnancy. Working with a functional medicine practitioner to address the effects of gluten is essential for regaining a balanced body. A balanced brain creates a balanced body and balanced hormones. All three are necessary for a happy and healthy pregnancy. For this reason, we recommend an 18-month pregnancy. A pregnancy should be prepared for just like any other milestone in life: years of school prepare us for careers; months are spent planning weddings and marriage; months are spent deciding which car to buy. By optimizing a woman’s health long before conception, structural, metabolic, hormonal and neurologic balance is addressed, dietary and lifestyle habits are optimized and an ideal environment is created to conceive and grow a healthy, balanced baby. Giving your child the gift of health from the beginning helps create a bright and limitless future. Planning for and starting a family is a time for joy, although not without its challenges. Creating an ideal environment for conception helps you appreciate the joy and the fun of each step along the way. Functional Medicine that balances the entire body can make pregnancy, and daily life, a time of balance, joy and vitality. Doctors Ian and Karen Hollaman, DC, specialize in Digestive issues, Thyroid imbalances and Childhood Development. 303-8828447 or See ad page 9.

A FIT MIND by Lisa Giroux “You cannot consistently perform in a manner which is inconsistent with the way you see yourself.”~ Zig Ziglar.


omplete fitness may also include the mental fitness of how we speak to ourselves in our head and the beliefs we hold of ourselves. Whether you are a semi-pro athlete or a weekly walker, repetitive, negative speech patterns portend a deeper-held belief that may be holding you back. We recognize that our thoughts are measurable units of energy that allow us to transmit and receive what we are thinking about most of the time. Many look at their surroundings and ‘think’ this is who they are- belly pudge, short temper, short on money, etc. But what if changing your thoughts first could cause your world to change? Would you feel more ‘in charge’ of your life, knowing you have that power? One way to begin to change the beliefs/thoughts that create your world is through cultivating a meditation/breath work practice. My “Simple Practice” is one way to take charge of your mental fitness. Start your ‘Simple Practice’ today by: Breathe. Become aware of your breath by expanding the belly on the inhalation, engaging the Powerful Pelvic Point, and bringing awareness within. Be Grateful- begin to mantra “thank you thank you thank you…” with meaning and the vibration of gratitude immediately improves our outlook-be thank full to make your tank full. Drink a large glass of water: (1Liter per 50 lbs of body weight per day is suggested). Water begins to cleanse and purify the residue left behind by negative thoughts. Repeat this simple practice 3x a day and hold your attention within for 90 seconds. Your brain waves will slow down to relaxing, alpha waves, you will sleep better and you will begin to feel more positive and connected. As your thoughts improve in quality so will your brain chemistry causing “Fit Mind!” Rev. Lisa Giroux is an Energetic Life Strategist. 719-839-0461 or See listing page 30. natural awakenings

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WORKOUTS Moving the Body Opens the Door to Spirit by Lisa Marshall


t’s the Sabbath, a day of “Exercise can writhe she calls “the flail.” As the World Beat playlist prayer, and millions of be a powerful picks up the pace, Pierrat people across America the group through are quietly sitting or kneelgateway to leads a funky, rave-like series ing, humbly communing with a power greater than the spiritual.” of dance moves aimed at “opening up” the hips and themselves. ~ Chantal Pierrat chest and something less But inside the Alchemy of tangible deep inside. By Movement studio in Boulsong five, the sweat is flowing and der, Colorado, the Soul Sweat faithful some are dancing unabashedly, eyes are connecting with their higher power closed, lost in the music. Others are in a different fashion. In bare feet, and smiling broadly, making eye contact wearing yoga pants and tank tops, they in the mirror. find a place before a wall-to-wall mirThe sense of joy and interconnectedror while a slow, Afro-Brazilian rhythm ness in the room is palpable. “Exercise vibrates the wooden floor. can be a powerful gateway to the At the urging of instructor Chanspiritual,” observes Pierrat, the founder tal Pierrat, they let their arms and of Soul Sweat, a highly choreographed, necks go limp, shaking off the week’s spiritually charged dance workout. stresses via a sensual, full-body


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Twenty years after the yoga craze introduced Westerners to the possibility that the two seemingly incongruous goals could be intertwined, the spirituality-fitness link has spread well beyond the yoga mat. It has spawned fusions ranging from Body Gospel, a Christian workout tape, and Jewish Yoga classes to triathlon programs rooted in Native American teachings and Buddhismbased running meditation workshops. In addition, creative instructors have been fusing body/mind/spirit classics like yoga and Pilates with hard-core cardio disciplines like spinning and boxing. Half of all U.S. fitness clubs now offer mind/body programming, according to the IDEA Health & Fitness Association, and the portion of classes dedicated to “mind/spirit” versus just “body” is on the rise. “The newer programming is balanced 50-50, rather than the 80-20 body-mind split of the past,” estimates Sandy Todd Webster, editor in chief of IDEA’s publications. At a time when, according to the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, the number of people that identify with “no organized religion” continues to grow (topping one-fifth of Americans and one-third of U.S. adults under 30), more people than ever are exploring exercise as a path to both flatter abs and deeper self-discovery. “We have spent so long focusing on the mind and the brain… but that is not the whole story,” says Pierrat. “The somatic, or physical, expression of spirituality is the future.”

In the Zone The notion that intense dancing or a long run could spark what feels like a spiritual awakening makes sense to Philadelphia-based research neuroscientist and physician Andrew Newberg, author of How God Changes Your Brain. A pioneer in the field of integrative “neurotheology”, he has for years used brain imaging technologies to study the impact religious or spiritual practices like deep meditation, intense prayer and speaking in tongues have on the brain. Exercise, he says, provides many of the same effects. In addition to prompting a surge of feel-good endorphins, a highly strenuous workout is one of the few activities

“Mobile meditation… trains you to have your mind be still when your body is active, which is how you are in everyday life.” ~ Marty Kibiloski that can lead to simultaneous activation of both sympathetic (fight-or-flight) and parasympathetic (calming) nervous system reactions. “Normally, when one of these is active, the other one shuts down, but when people drive one or the other to a very heightened level of activity, there is some evidence that the other turns on too,” explains Newberg. That intense dual firing can paradoxically lead to an interruption in sensory information traveling to areas of the brain that control our sense of ourselves at any moment. “Not only do you have this great feeling of energy and calmness, but you tend to lose your sense of space and time,” he notes. Newberg’s own research also suggests that when people “surrender” themselves in a spiritual practice, the frontal lobe (the practical part of the brain that keeps our thoughts in check) quiets. He speculates that something similar may happen in the midst of, say, a marathon or intense dance, enabling out of the ordinary thoughts and feelings to surface. “It can allow for creativity—a blending of different, more intuitive ideas in ways you don’t normally mix things,” comments Newberg. So, is exercise able to only make us feel like we’re having a mystical experience, or is it somehow actually opening a channel to the divine? Newberg declines to go there, commenting that a brain scan tells what’s going on in the brain, not in the soul. Yet he has no doubt the two are inextricably linked. He says, “There are many well-known examples of intense experiences, like Sufi dancing, generating spiritual experiences for people.”

Whole-Being Workouts Marcus Freed is one of those people. He grew up in a traditional Jewish family in London, England, and attended a rabbinical seminary in Israel. Still, he felt that something was missing in his spiritual life. “I thought, ‘God has

created us with a body. Why aren’t we praying with our body?’” Freed says that Biblical text often references the body: King David, in the Book of Psalms, says, “Let all my bones praise the creator.” The Jewish Talmud refers to a rabbi that “stretched his spine with a prayer of gratitude.” Yet, Freed observes, the physical elements of daily spiritual practice have been largely forgotten over the centuries. When he discovered yoga, it filled a gap for him. “I found a way to draw upon this incredible spiritual literature but ground it in the body, so that experience is not just in the head, but also in the heart.” Thus, Freed founded Bibliyoga, which launches each class with a Hebrew or Kabbalistic teaching, followed by poses that incorporate its themes, as reflected in his book, The Kosher Sutras: The Jewish Way in Yoga and Meditation. The practice, now taught in cities around the United States and Europe, has prompted the birth of similarly religion-infused classes, including Christ Yoga, and the Jewish Yoga Network. “A lot of people separate things, saying they’ll get their spirituality from one place and their exercise from somewhere else,” says Freed. “I think they are missing out.”

Mindful Sports The spirituality-exercise link likewise resonates through other traditionally solo pursuits such as triathlon activities and running, in which many athletes say a more mindful approach to training has infused their sport with more meaning, and in some cases, improved their performances. Ironman Marty Kibiloski, formerly a competitive marathoner and road racer, led what he terms a “high achievement, low contentment” life for years, measuring his self-worth by timed results that never quite satisfied him. In 2006, he attended a Running with the Mind of Meditation three-day workshop, based on Rinpoche Sakyong Mipham’s book

of the same name. The retreat combined with his newfound interest in Buddhism, completely redefined running for him. Kibiloski prefers to steer clear of the word “spiritual” (which he sees as somewhat ambiguous) when describing what he now experiences when running. Instead, he frames it as a vehicle for self-discovery, a mobile meditation that provides the intense focus and freedom from distraction that enables him to “awaken to how things really are.” He now leads the retreat that proved pivotal for him, drawing more than 100 runners each Labor Day weekend to the Shambhala Mountain Center, in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado. Participants learn to focus on the cadence of their footfalls, their breathing and their surroundings to, as he puts it, “move meditation beyond the cushion.” He remarks, “It trains you to have your mind be still when your body is active, which is how you are in everyday life.” Triathlete Mark Allen credits his work with Brant Secunda, a shaman and teacher in the Huichol Indian tradition of Mexico, for enabling him to overcome negative self-talk and physical stresses and go on to win the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, six times in the late 1980s and early 90s. He notes, “In every one of my physical workouts, I also focused on training the spiritual aspect, so that when I got that chatter in my head, saying, ‘This is too hard’ or ‘I want to quit,’ I could go to a quiet place, rather than a negative one.” Based on their book, Fit Soul, Fit Body: Nine Keys to a Healthier, Happier You, the pair conduct workshops around the country on how to strengthen both soul and body by intertwining both. “Some people think you are only spiritual when you are praying, but when you are moving your body, that is an intensely spiritual experience, too,” says Allen. “It’s my way of saying, ‘Thank you for letting me be alive.’” Lisa Marshall is a freelance health writer near Boulder, CO. Connect at


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Ounce of Prevention, a Lifetime of Health. “If there is more glucose than you need, the remainder is stored in the liver and muscles as glycogen, and then converted to fat.”

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SUGAR MONSTER How Sweet It Isn’t

Healthy Sweeteners

by Kathleen Barnes

“Am I a sugar addict?” There’s an easy way to tell.


f you have to ask yourself, you are,” advises Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, a renowned integrative physician in Kona, Hawaii, and author of Beat Sugar Addiction Now! The dangers of excessive sugar consumption, especially of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), are well known. Yet such cheap, corn-based sweeteners account for nearly 56 percent of all sweeteners, especially in beverages. The average American annually consumes 152 pounds of sugar, compared to 109 pounds in 1950, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A large portion is ingested as sugary liquids, including juices and an average of 46 gallons of soft drinks a year—compared to 11 gallons 50 years ago.

Puts on Pounds Certainly, high-calorie sugars trigger weight gain, but it may be news that calories from sugar act differently in the body than those from other foods. “Fat doesn’t make you fat. Sugar makes you fat,” states Dr. John Salerno, director of The Salerno Center for Complementary Medicine, in New York, Tokyo and Sao Paolo, Brazil. “Eating carbohydrates quickly raises blood sugar (glucose), prompting the release of insulin to transport the glucose not immediately needed for energy, to the cells,” Salerno explains in his new book, The Salerno Solution: An


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While the negative effects of excess sugar consumption have been documented for decades, “Evidence is mounting that sugar is the primary cause of obesity, plus many chronic and lethal diseases,” says Osteopathic Physician Joseph Mercola, of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, who runs the highly popular natural health website,, and has authored books that include The No-Grain Diet and Sweet Deception. “Excessive fructose consumption leads to insulin resistance that appears to be the root of many, if not most, chronic diseases,” says Mercola. Beyond the obvious association with obesity, hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, liver and heart disease and Alzheimer’s have all been linked to sugar, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the National Institutes of Health. “Sugar, in excess, is a toxin, unrelated to its calories,” says Dr. Robert Lustig, an endocrinologist and professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. “The dose determines the poison. Like alcohol, a little sugar is fine, but a lot is not. And the food industry has put us way over our limit.” Sugar can be addictive, continues Lustig. “It has clear potential for abuse. Like tobacco and alcohol, sugar acts on the brain to encourage subsequent intake.” Stevia, a powdered extract of a South American plant, is the most popular natural sweetener, delivering no calories or blood sugar swings; 200 to 300 times sweeter than sugar, a little goes a long way. Look for a product with no additives. Sucanat—minimally processed, dehydrated cane sugar juice—is a reasonably healthy alternative, especially to substitute measure for measure in baking. Because it metabolizes like sugar, it too will cause blood sugar swings; also note that both agave and “raw” sugar, which is merely less refined table sugar, have similar effects.

Everyday Sugar Addicts by Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum A solution to sugar addiction is simply to stop eating sugars, especially any form of corn syrup. Drink more water and take a high-quality multivitamin, plus other supplements as necessary. Here are the four characteristics of people that tend to obsessively seek sugar.  Chronically exhausted and looking for an energy boost  Stressed out and suffering from adrenal exhaustion  Cravings caused by excessive presence of yeast/candida  Hormonally related cravings

 Honey, while not caloriefree, is high in heart-healthy flavonoids and anti-allergens, and may even help lower cholesterol, according to a study from University Hospital Giessen and Marburg, in Germany. Maple syrup carries calories, but is also a rich source of polyphenol anti-inflammatory antioxidants. A University of Rhode Island, Kingston, study suggests that maple syrup may help manage Type 2 diabetes. Molasses, while not calorie-free, is a worthy alternative if weight isn’t an issue, since it’s a good source of minerals, especially iron. Raw monk fruit (avoid processed Nectresse), a small, sweet melon native to China and Southeast Asia known as luo han guo, has traditionally been used in herbal medicine. It is touted as being low in carbs and is 200 to 300 times sweeter than sugar. Coconut sugar is generating excitement largely because of its low glycemic index (35) and low carbohydrate qualities. This optimum option is a good source of potassium, magnesium, iron, boron, zinc, sulfur and copper. All fruit contains fructose, but in a natural state—not synthesized as a vegetable product like corn syrup. Fruit also

comes loaded with health benefits, so eating it in moderation works, especially fruits and berries that are low on the glycemic index, a measure of carbohydrate effects on blood sugar levels. Kathleen Barnes has authored many natural health books. Connect at

Corn Syrup Hides in Processed Foods Most of us might suspect that high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) lurks in soft drinks, baked goods, candy and other sweets, but substantial amounts permeate many processed foods. Key culprits include:  Applesauce  Catsup  Bottled steak and  Canned vegetables barbecue sauces  Cottage cheese  Breads  Flavored yogurt  Breakfast cereals (including  Juice drinks low-calorie ones)  Salad dressings  Canned soups  Spaghetti sauce Notes: HFCS sometimes hides on labels as inulin, glucose-fructose syrup, isoglucose and fruit fructose, among others. Sources include several online publications and food product labels.




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The Allure of Confidence Supermodel Sarah DeAnna’s Universal Beauty Secrets by April Thompson


ongtime supermodel Sarah DeAnna believes in our ability to shape both our life—and our looks. Raised by a single mom in the small farm town of Jefferson, Oregon, DeAnna made her way to Los Angeles after putting herself through college, earning a degree in international business marketing from Oregon State University, in Corvallis. While she planned to pursue a graduate degree in business at the University of California, a chance meeting with a photographer at a Hollywood café instead launched her career as an international fashion model, realizing a childhood dream. This natural health trendsetter has since appeared in Vogue, Elle and Marie Claire, and walked the runway for such internationally renowned designers as Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Stella McCartney. DeAnna credits her success to her commitment to modeling a healthy, balanced lifestyle. In her new book, Supermodel You, she debunks myths about modeling, fitness and beauty, explaining how beauty emanates from the inside out.


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alert to little things that may be throwing you off balance—like carrying more weight on one foot or turning a foot out when you walk—are small steps to developing self-awareness. When a Harvard University study informed a group of hotel housekeepers that didn’t consider themselves physically active that they were actually exercising all day long, they all lost weight. The only difference was their awareness of their work as exercise.

Why do you believe that models that follow less severe diets and workout regimens are better off?

How does self-awareness bring out one’s natural beauty? Self-awareness starts with being aware of your actions and their effects. For example, if you’re not paying attention to what you eat and how you feel afterward, you won’t realize that your body may be sending you signals about the quality of what you’re eating. How you walk also affects your body in more ways than you realize. Being

Restrictive extremes put enormous stress on your body, which is a leading cause of unhealthy weight gain. When I first started out, I didn’t know that I was eating too little and working out too much and too hard. Then my agent told me to ease my exercise and start eating some healthy fats again, which the body needs. When I stopped overdoing it, I both felt better and achieved my target weight. There isn’t any one kind of diet or exercise practice that’s right for everyone; it’s all about having a positive relationship with food and your body.

What are some of your favorite tips for getting a good night’s sleep? I make sleep a priority, even if it means missing out on late night fun. Tune in to what is keeping you awake, whether it’s what you are reading, watching or eating before

bedtime, and change it. Creating a sleep ritual is helpful; I light candles and lower music in the house to wind down long before when I want to be asleep.

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How do models manage to look like a million bucks on a modest income while they await their big break? Confidence is the most beautiful thing. Good posture makes you look thinner and better-looking. It’s not the number of pounds that matter; you know before you step on the scale if you are happy with the way you look and feel. As for fashion, it’s not just what you wear, but how you wear it. How clothes fit is important. We all have different shapes, and even models will have “muffin tops� if the pants aren’t hitting their hips in the right place. Rather than focus on the size, focus on how a garment looks on you.

You’ve been told that you aren’t “commercially beautiful�. How can each of us reframe the way we think about our own appeal? I’m sometimes told I’m too edgylooking or too strong-featured. But as my agent says, if everyone liked me, I would just be ordinary. You need to love whatever is different about you. Cindy Crawford has a noticeable mole; Tyra Banks has a large forehead. These models turned such “flaws� into personal trademarks that set them apart.

The industry can be unkind to older models. What lessons have you learned from watching your predecessors? The modeling business is finally realizing that society wants to see more natural-looking women, so they are bringing back the older supermodels, and they look amazing. We are even seeing models in their 80s now as an awesome positive representation of older women. It’s all about having a positive outlook and embracing who and what you are. Connect with freelance writer April Thompson at

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Sustainable Solutions Meetup/Thrive Movement Solutions Group–7-9pm. Pursue the initiative process to add legislation to the Colorado ballot in 2014 requiring mandatory labeling of GMOs in Colorado. Journeys for Conscious Living 7401 W 59th Arvada. 303-731-6695.

Yoga in the Art District–7am. Mondays and Thursdays Vinyasa flow at 7am. BharArt is THE location for yoga in the Art District! $5 Drop-In. FREE! BharArt 938 W 8th Ave, Denver. Jesse Dickey 720-328-3581 or


Dances of Universal Peace–7pm. Bring the experience of prayer from many world traditions into the body, voice, heart and spirit. $10 suggested donation. Sunrise Ranch, 100 Sunrise Ranch Rd, Loveland. Register at

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


Happy Labor Day! Hypnosis for Your Psychic Sense Class–9:30am-4pm. 6 sessions give you permission to be psychic, clear blocks and open your abilities. Recording incl. $80. La Quinta Inn 7190 W Hampden Ave, Lakewood. Karen Fox, Psychic & Hypnotherapist. 303-942-0646 or


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Energy Clearings–5:30-6:45pm. 15-min Energy clearing & Chakra tuning. Remove non-useful energy to feel relaxed, light and positive. Drop-ins welcome. Free! Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1st Ave., #103 Denver. David Stevens 303-668-2358 or New Moon Oneness Blessing Deeksha and Meditation–7-9pm. Come for a Oneness Deeksha and Meditation and experience the energy of the New Moon. Deeksha is a Divine intelligent energy transfer that causes a neurobiological transformation within the brain of each receiving individual. It is not a teaching or concept, but rather an experience or process that supports all paths or beliefs. $10 love offering. Journeys For Conscious Living, 7401 West 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695.

6-week Tele-Class Meditation For Living Program – morning or evening. Learn by phone! Explore benefits of meditation and learn easy, effective skills to relax/recharge and manage energy. Lauren Skye. Fee incl recordings. $180/early $200/day of. Inner Connection Institute Denver, 975 Lincoln St., Denver, 303-282-9439. Creative Field Conference–thru 12/8 Featured keynotes & workshops by don Miguel Ruiz, Jr., Daniel Gutierrez, and David Karchere. Concert on Sat evening w/featured artist Incendio. Sunrise Ranch, 100 Sunrise Ranch Rd, Loveland. RSVP Esoteric Evening: Provocative Answers to Your Deepest Questions About Life–6:30-8:30pm. Expose ideological beliefs which are the fabric of self identity so they can be transcended. Free. A Mission Meeting Room, Denver. RSVP Val 303-339-0807.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6 Expanding Your Core Wisdom–Fridays thru 10/11 6-8pm. Go deeper into your intuitive nature and work with the planet’s energy grids to eliminate drama. Jasmine Dragon Tai Chi Studio 1539 S. Broadway Denver. RSVP Patricia 720-519-8457 or

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7 Aura Clearing/Chakra Balancing Healing Clinic–1:30-2:30pm. A healing is like an energy shower, where unnecessary energy is cleared and clarity and contentment are restored. Free. Inner Connection Institute North Side, 4325 Harlan St, Wheat Ridge. 303-257-4797.

Psychic Experiences Social–2-4pm. Have you had psychic experiences, premonitions or seen ghosts? Discuss your experiences and meet the Aspen Program faculty. Free. La Quinta Inn 7190 W Hampden Ave, Lakewood. Karen Fox 303-942-0646 or Aspen Fundamentals of Psychic Development– Noon-4:30pm. Psychic ability is a learned skilleveryone has it! Make better decisions by using your whole mind. 13 steps build a solid foundation to effectively access your psychic abilities. How to know that what you are getting is psychic. Learn to move through blocks. Self-assess your abilities. 60-page handbook. Karen Fox, Psychic & Director, Aspen Program. La Quinta Inn 7190 W Hampden Ave, Lakewood. Register at Karen Fox 303-942-0646 Intro to Reconnective Healing–4pm. Mary Beth and Joan discuss the Reconnective Healing story and give live demonstrations. $5. Body Mind Spirit Celebration Expo, Denver Merchandise Mart 451 E 58th Ave Denver. Rm 3. Booth #133. Alex Lovejoy 303 808 6075 or Chili Fest–2-6pm. Great food-chili samples and gourmet grill cheese from Cheese Louise, great beer by Avery Brewing Company, kids inflatables, rock wall and activities for the whole family. Community Park 1350 Coalton Rd, Superior.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8 Energy Clearings–Noon-1pm. 15-min Energy clearing & Chakra tuning. Remove non-useful energy to feel relaxed, light and positive. Drop-ins welcome. Free! Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1st Ave., #103 Denver. David Stevens 303-668-2358 or

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 9 6-week Tele-Class Meditation For Living Program–6:30-8pm. Learn by phone! Explore the benefits of meditation and learn easy, effective skills to relax/ recharge and manage energy. Lynn Austin. Fee incl recordings. $180/early $200/day of. Inner Connection Institute North Side location, 4325 Harlan Street, Wheat Ridge. 303-257-4797 or Aura Clearing/Chakra Balancing Healing Clinic–6:30-7:15pm. A healing is like an energy shower, where unnecessary energy is cleared and clarity and contentment are restored. Free. Student readings available by appt-$25. Inner Connection Institute inside the Balanced Body Center 975 Lincoln St, Denver. 303-2829439 or Grand Opening of Shen Dao Acupuncture–3-7pm. Learn about acupuncture and bodywork(craniosacral, AMMA Therapy and Myofascial Release.) Grand opening specials, refreshments and raffle. Free. Shen Dao Acupuncture, LLC 2750 S Wadsworth Blvd, D-103 Denver. Maria Mandarino, LAc, DipAc(NCCAOM), RMT, NCTMB 720-670-0098.

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 10 Brain Balance Parent Presentations–6:30-7:30pm. Informative program for parents of children 4-17 who are struggling with academic, behavioral, emotional or sensory issues. Free. 2 locations: 1970 E County Line Rd #G, Highlands Ranch RSVP 303-800-1625 OR 1211 Avery St, #101, Golden RSVP 303-278-1780. Intro into your Intuition–7:30-9pm. Relieve stress, achieve your goals with less effort and enjoy a calmer life-

style. Come to this FREE class to learn to easily hear your intuition. David Stevens 303-668-2358, davids@ Energy Clearings–5:30-6:45pm. 15-min Energy clearing & Chakra tuning. Remove non-useful energy to feel relaxed, light and positive. Drop-ins welcome. Free! Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1st Ave., #103 Denver. David Stevens 303-6682358,

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 11 Explore the New Frequencies of Healing–7pm. Eric Pearl leads exercises that allow you to experience the Reconnective Healing frequencies. $44. Colorado Free U, Eisenhower Chapel 293 Rosyln St, Denver. Alex Lovejoy 303-8086075 or Improve Your Energy Boundaries with Grounding and Centering–6:30-8:30pm. Cont’d 9/18.

Eliminate stress in 10 mins/day for people with “busy minds” and people-intense professions. $39. Yoga of the Mind, 8 E 1st Ave, #103, Denver. David 303-668-2358.

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 12 Free Reconnective Yoga Workshop–5pm. Uniting the practice of yoga with Reconnective Healing creates a powerful new way to align your body, mind and spirit. Embassy Suites DenverDowntown/Convention Center, 1420 Stout St, Denver. Mary Beth Kennedy 303-589-8006 or Reconnective Animals Workshop–7pm. Reconnective Healing is a globally recognized healing practiced that is quickly and easily learned for personal wellness. Free. Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown/Convention Center 1420 Stout St, Denver. Renee Coltson 480-595-0888 or

savethedate BECOME A MASTER HERBALIST! BEGINS SEPTEMBER 2013 Gain expertise for clinical practice in 500 hour, case-based program. Weekends. Theory, medicine making, herb walks, student clinic. Just for Health School of Reflexology and Healing Arts. State Approved. Check website for fall Aromatherapy and Meridian Therapy CE classes. 303-320-4367,

ESSENCE OF HEALING WITH ERIC PEARL September 13, 7pm The Reconnective Healing principle is simple, and the outcome is revolutionary. There are healing frequencies that transcend the limitations of human ability and imagination. By opening to it, without preconceived agendas, we are able to restore balance and harmony in our lives and, as such, transform our bodies, hearts, minds, and souls in ways that otherwise may seem impossible. Eric Pearl, founder, will discuss the Reconnective Healing story and give live demonstrations on a limited number of audience participants.$18. Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown/Convention Center, 1420 Stout Street, Denver. Info Mary Beth Kennedy or 303-589-8006.

CHOPRA CENTER PERFECT HEALTH-AYURVEDIC LIFESTYLE PROGRAM Friday, Oct 4th 6-8pm, Saturday, Oct 5th 11:30am-6:30pm, Saturday, Oct 12th 11:30am-6:30pm Coping with physical illness, emotional upset, chronic pain, job burnout, work-life imbalance or relationship stress? The Chopra Center-Perfect Health Lifestyle Program will help you heal. The program teaches you a powerful regimen of Ayurvedic practices and techniques designed to: *balance the mind-body-spirit *enhance nutrition *reduce emotional turbulence *restore vitality *re-awaken the senses. Hosted by Clinix Healing Center, presented by Devon Beninga of the Ananda Ayurveda & Yoga Therapy Studio. Pre-reg required by Sept 24. Info or call 303-895-7298.

ARVIGO TECHNIQUES OF SELF CARE – MAYAN ABDOMINAL THERAPY October 5th, 12th, and 19th, 10am-6:30pm Self care practices through the Maya healing lineage. Join Certified Arvigo Therapist Naomi Boggs for this fun, experiential class. Learn the anatomy & physiology of the abdominal and reproductive organs and how to apply self care techniques to restore health. Includes herbal medicine from the rainforest, nutritional health, & other self care remedies. These techniques are for you to apply to yourself only. CEU’s offered for midwives, massage therapists and acupuncturists. All levels welcome. $375. Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, 2900 Valmont Road, Unit F-1, Boulder. To register contact Naomi Boggs @ or 808-269-1697.

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13 Trance Medium Healing Clinic–7pm. Open Channeling 7-7:30ish. Free. Followed by Healings/$10. Facilitating re-alignment and cleansing of the spiritual body through channeling, energy readings and individual clearings. Rocky Mountain Miracle Center 1939 S Monroe St, Denver. 303-282-9439 or Essence of Healing Presentation–7pm. Eric discusses the Reconnective Healing story and give live demonstrations.$18. Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown/Convention Center 1420 Stout St, Denver. Mary Beth Kennedy 303-589-8006 or Joel Salatin, Can We Feed The World?–9/13 Farmto-table dinner at 5:30 followed by presentation 7-9 pm. Sunrise Ranch, 100 Sunrise Ranch Rd, Loveland. Register at Friday the 13th Open House–5-8pm. Evening of healing, Curanderismo, Readers, Faerie Tea, John of God crystal light bed, Chiro, Native American crafts, etc. Love offering. Healing Hands Health Center 620 Miller Ct, Lakewood. Judith 303-914-8132 or Volunteer Training for Hospice–7pm Fri-5:30pm Sun. The Twilight Brigade, a national nonprofi t recognized by the U.N., hosts a dynamic, life- affirming weekend workshop. Suggested donation of $100. BC3 1637 28th St, Boulder. 720-282-9828 or

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14 Trance Medium Healings–10am-Noon. Receive channeled healing energy and wisdom in response to your questions and transform your whole being. “This is the most powerful healing technique I know,”

Bill Davis, $20/20 mins. RSVP David 303-668-2358, Boomchakra-aka Boom–2-4pm. Energy awareness, movement and Power. Explore each Chakra’s healing functions w/experiential set of exercises, meditations, Qigong and Feldenkrais movements. Littleton Yoga Center 10146 W San Juan Way #120, Littleton. RSVP Patricia 720-519-8457 or Herb Walk and Yoga–9-11:30am. Uplifting yoga session, morning of exploration, reflect and ground over lunch (provided). Early $28; $35 after. Meadow Point Elementary School, 17901 E Grand Ave, Aurora. Body Back Health Center. RSVP by 9/11 Shelly Cain 303-369-9727 or Intro to Labyrinth-A Contemplative Art Workshop–9am-4pm. Explore the Labyrinth as a symbol of spiritual journey and intro to art as metaphor for contemplative experience. $90+$12 materials. Creative Life Center at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church 7520 S Boulder Rd, Boulder.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15 Herb Walk and Yoga–9-11:30am. Yoga session, morning of exploration, reflect and ground over lunch (provided). Early $28; $35 after. James A. Bible Park, 6802 E Yale Ave, Denver. Body Back Health Center. RSVP by 9/11 Shelly Cain 303-369-9727 or Yoga High Festival–9am-3pm. For every level of yoga and interest around mind/body/spirit wellness; vendors, speakers and other entertainment. $50 rsvp online in advance; $65 at door. Evergreen Lake House. RSVP, Register Now, or info or 303-601-1654. Community HU Song–10:30-11am. Denver or Boulder Community HU song, an ancient name for God sung for spiritual upliftment. Free. Eckankar Center of Denver 5800 E Evans Ave., Eckankar Center of Boulder Valley 1800 30th St., #208. 720-466-3322 or


Spirit Journey, Level 1–10am-5pm.Healing Dome east of Boulder. Learn the history of ancient spiritual practices and “journey” to meet your Spirit Teacher and Power Animals. $150 includes book, CD, and kit of Earth Acupuncture rods. RSVP Karen Rice King, 303-665-0175. More info at

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

Maitland on the Main Stage–8-8:45am. Through a trance channel, ticket holders receive answers from Spirit Maitland. Attendees can watch live streaming video of Maitland providing answers via their computers. Buy tickets at eclecticverve. $15

If Not Now When?–6:30-9pm. Cont’d 25th. Heartcentered discussion regarding Advance Health Care Directives for medical emergencies or end of life care. $60+$10 materials. Creative Life Center at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church 7520 S Boulder Rd,


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ANANDA AYURVEDA & YOGA THERAPY INC. purify. rejuvenate. vitalize PERFECT HEALTH-AYURVEDIC LIFESTYLE PROGRAM Pre-registation deadline is Sept 24; Workshop Fri, Oct 4th, Sat, Oct 5th Sat, Oct 12th Coping with physical illness, emotional upset, chronic pain, job burnout, work-life imbalance or relationship stress? The Chopra Center-Perfect Health Lifestyle Program teaches you a powerful regimen of Ayurvedic practices and techniques to: • balance the mind-body-spirit • enhance nutrition • reduce emotional turbulence • restore vitality • re-awaken the senses. Sign up today! 4415 ELDRIDGE STREET • GOLDEN

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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 19 Thyroid Disorder Seminar–5:30pm. Learn how managing your thyroid can help you lose weight, sleep better and gain the energy of your youth with Dr Steve Tashiro. Free. HealthSource of Lakewood 963 S Kipling Pkwy Lakewood. RSVP 303-985-5540 or

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20 LGBT Artist Exhibition–4-11pm. Punchbowl, raffle giveaways and live performances throughout the evening as we highlight the LGBT creative community in Colorado! Free. BharArt 938 W 8th Ave, Denver. Jesse, Luke or Haggai

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21 Thyroid Disorder Seminar–10am. Learn how managing your thyroid can help you lose weight, sleep better and gain the energy of your youth with Dr Steve Tashiro. Free. HealthSource of Lakewood 963 S Kipling Pkwy Lakewood. RSVP 303-985-5540 or Intro to Step into Core Wisdom–2-4pm. Learn to work your energy in concert with others in this intro to creating your own reality or “Core Wisdom.” Littleton Yoga Center, 10146 W San Juan Way #120, Littleton. RSVP Patricia 720-519-8457 or patricia@

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 24 Identification, Surrender, Balance and Mastery–9/24, 10/1 & 10/8, 6:30-9pm. “Refreshed – Renewed - Rewired” a workshop with Ken Ludwig. Through movement, music, meditation, exercises and yes - FUN! - Ken guides you through considerable brain-storming, creating a space for each other, allowing each participant to express and seek some personal guidance. $97 incl workbook and access to Ken via email for 4 wks.. Suggested RSVP 9/17. Journeys For Conscious Living, 7401 West 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695. Chipotle Food Film Series: Eating Alabama–6-8 pm. The series includes food provided by Chipotle, a screening of the film, and a post-film panel discussion. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St, Denver.720-865-3580 or registrar@botanicgardens. org. Energy Clearings–5:30-6:45pm. 15-min Energy clearing & Chakra tuning. Remove non-useful energy to feel relaxed, light and positive. Drop-ins welcome. Free! Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1st Ave., #103 Denver. David Stevens 303-668-2358 or Guided Meditation–Explore meditation using the Yoga of the Mind methods with David Stevens. This meditation flies by so fast you won’t believe it! Forget all the stuffy ideas you have about meditation. $10. 303-668-2358, davids@yogaofthemind. com or

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 26 Do I Really Need Hormones?–6pm. Dr Katia Meier and the Clear Sky Medical Team discuss how hor-

mones protect against all diseases of aging and why there’s a “window” for protection. Free. Clear Sky Medical 9085 E Mineral Circle #260, Centennial. RSVP 303-790-7860. Illuminating the Subtle Body–6:30-8:30pm. Learn why the field of energy medicine is poised to revolutionize our approach to healing and disease. $30. Creative Life Center at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church 7520 S Boulder Rd, Boulder. Learn Tarot in 4 weeks–7:15-9pm. 4 Thurs. Learn my Super Simple Tarot Card Reading Method. Class limited to 12. $144/4 wks, $111 by 9/19. Yoga of the Mind, 8 E 1st Ave, #103, Denver. David Stevens, 303-668-2358. Planthropology:The Myths, Mysteries, and Miracles of our Garden Favorites–7-8:30pm. Author Ken Druse will share his passion for plants. $15/mem; $20/non-mem. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St, Denver. 720-865-3580 or registrar@

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28 Weekend Meditation For Living Program–10am3pm Sat & Sun. Explore benefits of meditation and learn effective skills to relax/recharge and manage energy. Lauren Skye. Incl recording. $200/early $225/door. Inner Connection Institute 975 Lincoln St, Denver. 303-282-9439 or It’s All About Health and Beauty–8:30am12:30pm. Healthy beauty products and services, fi tness, interactive booths, screenings and food demos. Free. Cherry Creek Athletic Club 500 S Cherry St, Denver. Mile High Healthy Happenings Deb Martin 303-929-4972 or Joyce Meyer Ponzi 303-818-6354. Trance Channeling with Maitland–5:45-8pm. Gallery-Style event with Aspen Program for Psychic Development. Attendees can ask questions of Spirit Maitland and hear her trance channeled response. $15. LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 7190 W Hampden Ave, Lakewood. Register at

lookingahead 2013 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1 A Basic Meditation 5-Weeks–7-9pm on Tuesdays. Transform your life, create change, meet your Guardian Angel/Spirit Guide, feel positive and healthy. Early/$165, Regular/$180. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita 720-413-7303 or

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 Metaphysical Fair–10am-4pm. Readers (insights!), vendors (food, jewlery, oils, soaps), bodyworkers (reflexology and foot baths). Something for everyone. All are welcome to experience something new. Free. Unity Temple of Denver 1555 Race St, Denver. 303-377-4838. Savoring the Second Half of Life–9am-Noon. Question your preconceived notions regarding aging and make your dreams come true. $45. Creative Life Center at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church 7520 S Boulder Rd, Boulder. Pendulum Dowsing & Earth Acupuncture–Sat & Sun, Oct. 5-6, 10am-5pm. Lafayette. Learn how to dowse the property and install copper L-rods to reduce stressful energy fields, resulting in greater health and well-being. $390 single or $340 couple. Cost includes tools to dowse and cure your home, training manual, pendulum, and book In the Mind of a Master by Anderson and Spurling. Instructor Karen Rice King, Master Dowser, 303-665-0175. More info

OCTOBER 10TH – 13TH Emerging Women Live Conference - Women Change-Makers Join Together to Share, Inspire and Create. The inaugural emerging women live includes such luminaries as Elizabeth Gilbert, Eve Ensler, Tami Simon, Alanis Morisette, Ani

DiFranco, Brené Brown and many more. St. Julien Hotel & Spa, Boulder.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 25 The Heart Of Your Goddess. Enter another world at Peaceful Valley Ranch, Friday 4 pm - Sunday noon, Oct. 25-27. Release unwanted blocks and deepen connection with your inner Goddess. Create ink and paint images with Teresa Dunwell, Reiki/Master and creative coach. Co-facilitator Karen Rice King, personal growth and spirituality teacher for over 30 years. $390 includes room, meals, and workshop supplies, 3 days/2 nights. RSVP by Sept. 26 with Karen 303-665-0175. More info

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1 Life Destiny Immersion–Explore what is most sacred to you and allow your passion to shape the direction of your Life. One-day retreat held at the Chalet at Sunrise Ranch, 100 Sunrise Ranch Rd, Loveland. 877-786-0078. Register at

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 WHOLE MAN EXPO with Athena Festival– 9am-5:30pm, Ramada Plaza Denver North, Northglenn. $20.

JANUARY 18-23, 2014 Revitalize Your Life–Holistic Health Retreat–Sedona, Arizona. Lodging, Meals, Classes, Workshops, Excursions and Personalized Health Assessments included. L’Auberge Resort, Sedona. Sponsored by Lime and Lotus. Dr. Stephanie Zgraggen, DC, CNS, CCN 714465-9045 or

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daily Yoga–Offered daily at Ananda Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy. Check website for details., click on Schedule tab, Yoga Classes. 4415 Eldridge St, Golden. 303-895-7298.

mondays Exercise the Gentle Tai Chi Way–6-7pm. Graceful exercise for stress reduction and other health conditions. Series of movements in a slow, focused manner w/ deep breathing. Jasmine Dragon Studio 1539 S Broadway #A Denver. Sifu David 720-690-2005. Learn the Arts at Sunrise–7-9:30pm. Also on Thurs. “Expanding Vision Through Creative Expression” teaches beginners and experts alike the process and techniques for creating expressive works of art. Sunrise Ranch, 100 Sunrise Ranch Rd, Loveland. RSVP

tuesdays Exercise the Gentle Tai Chi Way–6-7pm. Graceful exercise for stress reduction and other health conditions. Series of movements in a slow, focused manner w/ deep breathing. Jasmine Dragon Studio 1539 S Broadway #A Denver. Sifu David 720-690-2005. Free Energy Clearings–5:30-6:45pm. 15-min Energy clearing & Chakra tuning. Remove non-useful energy to feel relaxed, light and positive. Drop-ins welcome. Free! Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1st Ave., #103 Denver. David Stevens 303-668-2358 or

wednesdays Free Energy Healings; Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing–6-7pm. A healing is like an “energy car wash” that releases negative energy to create the life you desire. Free. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita 720-413-7303 or

thursdays Discover the Whole Body Vibration Machine-the ZAAZ–9:30-10:30am. Ride the ZAAZ and feel the benefits! Reduce chronic pain, tone muscle and lose weight. Free. Caritas Center 5723 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder. RSVP Jeanne Natre 720-837-6143 or Exercise the Gentle Tai Chi Way–6-7pm. Graceful exercise for stress reduction and other health conditions. Series of movements in a slow, focused manner w/ deep breathing. Jasmine Dragon Studio 1539 S Broadway #A Denver. Sifu David 720-690-2005. Aura and Chakra Healings-Drop-In–6-7pm. 10-min energy cleanse releases negative thoughts, emotions, pain and fear. Replenish with positive energy and feel great! Free. Boulder Psychic Institute 1332 Pearl St, Boulder. 303-530-0920. Psychic Readings–7-8:30pm by appt. Learn about your soul essence, past lives, and aura. Questions about relationships, career, money, health, etc., are welcome. Free. Boulder Psychic Institute 1332 Pearl St, Boulder. 303-530-0920.

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2750 South Wadsworth Boulevard, D-103, Denver Maria Mandarino, LAc, DipAc (NCCAOM), RMT, NCTMB 720-670-0098

Claudia Reiche, MA, NCC Office Locations: Longmont and Boulder E-mail and Skype counseling from the comfort of your home 303-332-2900

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

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

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

CONSCIOUS EVENTS & SPEAKERS JOURNEYS FOR CONSCIOUS LIVING 7401 West 59th Ave., Arvada 303-731-6695 Discover and develop a life of passion, purpose and contribution. Journeys for Conscious Living (J4CL) is an organization leading the world in conscious living, hosting world class events, speakers and event center (space rental) to empower people to create thoughtful changes in living their lives every day, thus creating the space and energy to stay centered and expand the community. J4CL invites you to cocreate opportunities, collaboration and communities for individuals and businesses to reach their full, highest potential, while experiencing love, joy and transformation. See ad page 24.


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

VIBRANCE DENTISTRY WITH DR. CATE VIEREGGER 7400 E Crestline Circle, Ste 230 Greenwood Village 303-770-1116 Whether your goal is to encourage a healthy attitude towards oral health in your children or ease your own anxiety about dental procedures, our friendly staff and relaxing atmosphere will change the way you approach dental care. At Vibrance Dentistry, we believe that oral healthcare should be a pleasant and relaxing experience. Our state-of-the-art equipment and spa-like amenities allow us to offer services that transcend traditional dentistry and promote whole-body wellness. See ad page 29.

DOG TRAINING MISHA MAY FOUNDATION DOG TRAINING & RESCUE Lorraine May, Executive Director 303-239-0382 Adopt your best friend today! We rescue dogs and cats and foster them until we find a forever home. Classes in Understanding Dogs with positive reinforcement techniques and Dog Trainer Apprentice to become a dog trainer utilizing behavior science and holistic approaches. Many more classes – see our website for adoptable animals and classes. See ad page 8.

Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood 720-413-7303 A safe place for people interested in creating change in their lives, Journey Within helps you focus on spiritual growth, developing your intuition and personal development. Give to yourself with Free Energy Healings, Angel Healings, Guided Meditations, Meditation Classes, Workshops and Intuitive Readings/Healings. Join us for a Free Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing held every Wednesday from 6-7 pm, open to everyone.

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

FAMILY PRACTITIONER CLEAR SKY MEDICAL with Dr. Katia Meier. Now Board Certified in Anti-Aging. See full listing under PHYSICIAN or see ad page 12.

HEALTHY AGING CLEAR SKY MEDICAL KATIA I. MEIER, M.D. Panorama Falls 9085 E Mineral Circle, #260, Centennial 303-790-7860 Now Board Certified in AntiAging. Feel your best at any age with Dr Katia Meier, Board Certified Holistic MD specializing in whole body health inside and out with customized approaches to Healthy Aging, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement therapy, Nutritional analysis and Therapy, Medical Aesthetics and non-surgical rejuvenation treatments, Homeopathy, Herbology, Naturopathic Medicine, Personalized Detoxification Programs, Medical Weight Loss for men and women. Treating all ages and most insurance welcomed. Call to set up your appointment today. See ad page 12.

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classifieds BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Work from Home - NO SELLING, NO INVENTORY. FREE WEBSITE, FREE TRAINING. Contact Heather at 303-910-7093 or fill out form at

Looking for a way to bring in extra money? Maybe even a second income? Come change the world with us - one child at a time! We are looking for health-minded people who have a heart for helping others. If you like to educate others, believe in the power of whole food nutrition, and want to make a difference, this might be a fit for you. Please contact Heather @ 303-753-2665 for details and questions. Have a healthy, happy day!

ENERGETIC HEALING Worth the Mountain Drive ~ Three Very Unique Treatment Rooms that Harmonize the Mind, Body & Spirit! Visit for more information or call Lea at 970-328-3392.

HEALTHY PRODUCTS/ SERVICES Body Wrap: Lose 6-24 inches from head to toe. The Body Wrap helps tone, tighten, and firm while detoxifying the body.At Body Back Health Center, we offer The Body Wrap, Massage , Facials , Waxing , Herbal Health Coaching and more to come. A natural living spa visit

JOB OPPORTUNITIES Clear Sky Medical P.C., a leading edge preventive and functional medicine clinic, is looking for a Nutritionist and a Physician Assistant. Positions may be part or full time. A minimum of two years’ experience and basic computer skills are necessary. Request more information and/or eligible applicants may send an application letter, CV and two reference letters to

MAN SEEKING WOMAN Mature man seeking relationship with a woman of similar interests. Financially stable, health-oriented with excellent health; I work in the Healing Arts. A concert pianist who enjoys hiking, biking and astronomy. Esoteric and meditative. I have a passion for Mountain Biking, telescopes, astronomy and especially the Mountains. I enjoy acoustic and classical music; along with education, philosophy and poetry. I have an open schedule to travel and explore. Email Don at

PROFESSIONAL SPACE FOR RENT Two redecorated offices in Victorian building for rent, f/p time. A/C, partially furnished, centrally located outside downtown Denver. One is plumbed for colonic closed system. 303-777-2555.


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

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

INTEGRATIVE HEALTH NATHAN DALEY, MD. Dr. Daley is Colorado’s only physician with double board certification in integrative/holistic medicine and preventive medicine, and has trained with Dr. Andrew Weil. See full listing under PHYSICIAN: BOARD CERTIFIED HOLISTIC. CLEAR SKY MEDICAL with Dr. Katia Meier. Now Board Certified in AntiAging. See full listing under PHYSICIAN or see ad page 12.

RED TAIL WELLNESS CENTERS IAN HOLLAMAN, DC 4520 North Broadway, Boulder 303-882-8447 Are you tired, foggy-brained, gaining weight for no reason, have elevated cholesterol and other symptoms of thyroid disease, but your thyroid levels are “normal?” Go beyond the “traditional” standard of care to Ian Hollaman, DC, who focuses on difficult and chronic cases such as elevated glucose and cholesterol, thyroid disorders, and novel solutions to pain and injuries with proficiency in multiple modalities such as Applied Kinesiology, Functional Medicine. Chiropractic and Nutrition. See ad page 9.

RED TAIL WELLNESS CENTERS KAREN HOLLAMAN, DC, LMT 4520 North Broadway, Boulder 303-882-8447 Women, are you looking for a different standard of care for you and your children? I was given a second chance at life because of a holistic chiropractor’s understanding of how the body heals itself when given the proper support. I offer women and children the same hope and care I had been generously given. If you or your family struggles with health issues please contact the Red Tail Wellness Center so I can help you take flight again and let your health soar. See ad page 9.

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

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

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


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

NUTRITION CLEAR SKY MEDICAL with Dr. Katia Meier. Now Board Certified in Anti-Aging. See listing under PHYSICIAN or see ad page 12.

Panorama Falls 9085 E Mineral Circle, #260, Centennial 303-790-7860 Now Board Certified in Anti-Aging. Feel your best with Dr Katia Meier, Board Certified Holistic MD specializing in whole body health inside and out for children and adults. Customized approaches to Healthy Aging, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement therapy, Nutritional analysis and Therapy, Medical Aesthetics and non-surgical rejuvenation treatments, Homeopathy, Herbology, Naturopathic Medicine, Personalized Detoxification Programs, Medical Weight Loss for men and women. Treating all ages and most insurance welcomed. Make your appointment today. See ad page 12.



Evelyn Billberg 303-629-9209 Home Lessons

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

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

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

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

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Dr. Cate Vieregger believes that dental health plays a SIGNIFICANT role in your overall health. A SPECIAL diagnostic appointment will help us UNDERSTAND your individual needs and desires. We will work with YOUR other holistic health partners to provide optimal care.

MERCURY FREE * LATEX FREE * SEDATION DENTISTRY * GENERAL AND COSMETIC DENTISTRY • 7400 E. Crestline Circle • Suite 230 • Greenwood Village • 303-770-1116 natural awakenings

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

SOLAR GOLDEN SOLAR 614 10th Street, Golden 720-278-5253 A solar system for your home or business has never been so affordable and painless! You know solar is good for the environment, but it’s also great on your wallet! Hedge yourself against ever-increasing electricity rates and inflation. Clean, quiet, maintenance free, reduce pollution and CO2 emissions. Increase your property’s value. Colorado owned and operated with master electricians and professional installers. Respectful, clean and quick work. Solar incentives, tax credits and rebates available – ask us today! Buy or lease options. Installation guaranteed for 10 years. See ad page 6.

SPIRITUAL COUNSELOR RENEE ELLIS, MA CMT Psychotherapy, Intuitive Counseling Past Life Therapy, Energy Healing Located in Central Denver 720-984-9575 Release the past, create the future and experience your life from a whole new perspective. Move into a rich and joyful life with guidance and support as you travel through significant life transitions, transform grief, and find clarity about your life path and purpose. Renee is a unique guide who weaves together traditional counseling techniques with intuitive abilities, energy healing, personalized Bach Flower Essence formulas and past life therapy without regression. Her focus is on grief and loss, life transitions, finding and stepping onto one’s path, spiritual development, releasing phobias and healing from chronic pain. Individual sessions and classes. Free 30-minute consultation.


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SPIRITUAL GROWTH ENERGETIC LIFE STRATEGIES: INFORMATION FOR TRANSFORMATION Rev. Lisa Giroux Reiki Master/Teacher, Certified NOW, Spirit Guide, Akashic Records and Prayer practitioner 719-839-0461 FB/reikiwithlisa Make the shift toward more self awareness and spiritual growth with my private phone coaching programs. Learn simple ways to cultivate more well being and peace of mind with my foundation program “the Simplicity of Spirituality” teachings. Peace on Earth begins with Peace of Mind. Namaste. Book one phone session/get one 1/2 price!

INNER CONNECTION INSTITUTE CHURCH OF INFINITE SPIRIT Main Office: inside Balanced Body Center 975 Lincoln St, Ste 202, Denver Denver: 303-282-9439 Wheat Ridge: 303-257-4797 Create the life you desire through our easy, effective, supportive techniques. A non-denominational, spiritual sanctuary offering clairvoyant reading and healing services, meditation classes, psychic development programs, ministerial services, and ordination programs. Locations in Denver and Wheat Ridge. Free aura clearing and chakra balancing in Wheat Ridge every Saturday 1:00 - 2:00pm. Free open channel clinic in Denver at the Rocky Mtn Miracle Center on the 2nd Fridays of the month at 7pm. Spiritual Services on 1st Sundays at RMMC, 1:30pm. Everyone Welcome! Call for more information. 303-282-9439. See ad page 6.

SPIRITUAL RETREAT & CONFERENCE CENTER SUNRISE RANCH 100 Sunrise Ranch Road, Loveland 970-679-4200 Home for leaders & people who are committed to the spiritual regeneration of humanity. Our programs & events are meeting the evolving needs of our world and empower personal transformation. Concert venue & conference facilities for leading-edge organizations; opportunities to participate in our 350-acre organic farm and ranch; & connection with like-minded people in this multifaceted spiritual community. See the Calendar for events. See ad page 20.

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

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. ~Confucius

September 2013 Mile High Natural Awakenings  

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

September 2013 Mile High Natural Awakenings  

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