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newsbriefs Deva Premal & Miten Performing in Denver

Karen Rice King Presents Workshop and Training

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eva Premal and Miten will be performing in Denver at the Theater at Colorado Heights University (formerly Teiko Loretto Heights University), 3001 S Federal Blvd., Denver on Sunday, September 25 at 7:00 pm as part of a 25-city US tour in celebration of the new album Password. Deva and Miten created the mantra genre with the release of their album The Essence in 1998. Since then they have released ten albums, all of which topped New Age and Amazon.com charts worldwide. As world -renowned singers of sacred, contemporary music, they began their journey into love and music in 1990 when they met at an ashram in India. They have spent the last 21 years introducing millions of Westerners to the beauty and power of Sanskrit mantras. As Deva expresses it, “Mantras are passwords that transform the mundane into the sacred.” Password represents a shift in direction for the duo, with the introduction of Danish producer, RajRishi, who brought the cream of Copenhagen’s jazz players into the mix. The result is a substantial, musically refined album with sublime arrangements of ancient mantras, complimenting Deva’s soulful vocals. The album also features Manose, the ever-present bansuri flute maestro from Nepal. DevaPremalMiten.com. Concert Information: Commonspirit.org, Paul Temple, 303-516-1004. See ad page 9.

aren Rice King presents a weekend training in “Pendulum Dowsing and Earth Acupuncture” on September 29-30, and a “Spirit Journey” workshop at The Healing Dome in Niwot on October 1. In the 2-day Pendulum Dowsing and Earth Acupuncture training, King teaches participants how to use a pendulum to ask questions, as well as L-rods to dowse the property. After locating geopathic (earth-made) and Hartmann (man-made) stress grids, participants will “cure” them by burying pairs of L-rods around the perimeter of the property. Says King, “Eliminating negative energy fields improves the health and well-being of the inhabitants, making the property a safer place to live.” In the Spirit Journey workshop, she will teach the history of ancient healing and spiritual practices of Indigenous Americans and other groups. King says, “In guided meditations, you will journey to the Upper World, the Middle World, and the Lower World to meet your Spirit Guides, and Power Animals. The journey is a tool for direct revelation enabling you to ask your Spirit Guides questions you have about your life, your relationships, and your purpose here on earth.” Karen Rice King has worked for over 20 years as a Master Dowser, healing arts practitioner and ordained minister. She was trained by the famous dowser, Slim Spurling, and also completed Sandra Ingerman’s Shamanic Teacher Training program. King provides workshops, lectures, long distance clearings, and shamanic healings to clients all over the U.S. For more information, call 303-665-0175 or visit KarenRiceKing.com. See Save the Date listing page 29.

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newsbriefs Integrative Health Holds Second Annual Health Fair

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n Saturday, September 10, Integrative Health will present its Second Annual Health Fair. The family-friendly event will be open to the community to enjoy free services and discover the benefits of alternative and conventional medicine. Participants will be able to speak directly with experienced providers and find out what therapies would work best for them and their families. Integrative Health Inc. Wellness Center has become a focal point for community education, and their annual health fairs bring individuals, neighbors & families together for a multitude of services, give-a-ways, and information and resources on natural and conventional healthcare. Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no admission. “Participants of the health fair will be encouraged to take full advantage of all that will be offered,” says Melissa Kowalski, manager of Integrative Health. Saturday, September 10, 10am-2pm, Integrative Health’s Wellness Center, 5191 S. Yosemite Street, Greenwood Village. IntegrativeHealthInc.com.

New Day Rising Hypnosis Opens in Boulder

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layne Fletcher, a Certified Consulting Hypnotist through the National Guild of Hypnotists and a Certified Sports Hypnotist through the Spencer Institute announces the opening of New Day Rising Hypnosis at 2760 29th St. in Boulder. Hypnosis is an effective tool for more than just weight loss or smoking cessation and has been approved by the American Medical Association for medical use since 1958. Athletes use hypnosis to improve their performance and mental game. Tiger Woods, Mark McGwire and Jimmy Connors are some examples of famous athletes that have used hypnosis to improve their game. Stress management and treatment of fears and phobias also respond well to hypnosis as well as many other issues. Elayne works with the client on an individual basis to determine the best course of treatment and customizes the sessions to meet the client’s needs. New Day Rising Hypnosis, Elayne Fletcher, 720-982-8586. Newdayrisinghypno.com

Light Lecture Series Coming to The Center of Light

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he Center of Light will present a Light Lecture series Mondays at 7:30 pm beginning September 12 and running through November. The classes are designed for those looking to gain the skills necessary to live happier, more fulfilling and productive lives. Lectures include: Meditation: The Basics and Beyond; Spiritual Ways to Improve Your Work Life; Tools for Healing Depression and Anxiety; The Secret to Healthy and Happy Relationships; Gaining Control of Negative Emotions; Adding Spirituality to Your Yoga Practice; Overcoming Bad Habits and Addictions; and Attracting a Romantic Partner Who Shares Your Spirituality. The nonprofit Center of Light promotes positive change and personal development, using proven methods that work in real life. These classes are based on many years of helping people develop life skills that truly make a difference. Everyone will be able to apply what they learn right away and see positive results. The Center of Light, 2300 Forest St., Denver. Information/register, call 720-3089944, visit Denver.LightLectureSeries.com or email Denver@CentersOfLight.org. Cost: $8 per lecture. See ad page 23.

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oulder County recently received a 2011 National Association of Counties Achievement Award for excellence in eight different categories. This award is given to counties that serve as outstanding models for others to follow. Boulder County received an award for environmental excellence for its participation in the ‘Roofs to Roads Colorado’ program. To date, this program has collected over 5,000 tons of asphalt shingles from roofing demolition projects and used them in road paving throughout Colorado. Boulder County also won an award for the ‘Food to Fuel Biodiesel Program. Boulder County fuels their municipal fleet with a biodiesel blend produced by local grease recycling center Sustainable Oil Service, which collects waste cooking oil from local restaurants and converts it into clean burning biodiesel. Boulder County’s use of this biodiesel has diverted 210,000 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere since July of 2010. The process of converting used cooking oil, or “yellow grease” as it is called, is reasonably inexpensive and can be done locally, making it a feasible option for any restaurant looking to reduce its carbon footprint. While biofuels have been criticized for diverting food resources to create fuel, using recycled cooking oil resolves that issue and instead eliminates a waste product while reducing our dependence on petroleum resources. This transforms the debate from one of “food versus fuel” to a situation of “food to fuel.” Through these two programs, Boulder County is actively demonstrating how counties can promote sustainability and economic growth simultaneously. Natalie Ward works for Sustainable Oil Service in Boulder which is dedicated to using 100% of collected used cooking oil for fuel. SustainableOilService.com.

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newsbriefs Author Donates Proceeds to Local Animal Rescue

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.C.H. Marchesi, published author of Shelby and Shauna Kitt and the Dimensional Holes is donating 100% of the sales of her book in September to the Misha May Foundation, one of the author’s favorite local charities. Marchesi is a graduate of University of Colorado at Boulder, and became acquainted with The Misha May Foundation through Facebook. She then attended a fundraising event and came to appreciate their work as a grassroots, no-kill animal rescue and training organization. A young adult novel, Shelby and Shauna Kitt and the Dimensional Holes tells the story of 13-year-old brother-and-sister twins whose lives change drastically when the vice consul of the planet Miriax recruits them to seal a dimensional hole through which nasty aliens – klodians, who feed on negative energy – can travel to Earth. The novel promotes what Marchesi calls ‘values of the 21st century,’ “I wanted to show that heroism doesn’t have to consist of domination, physical strength, and violence. I also wanted to highlight the value of friendship, teamwork, creativity, courage, and compassion. These are, I think, essential qualities for individual and global success in the 21st century.” she said. Shelby and Shauna Kitt and the Dimensional Holes is available in e-book and paperback on Amazon and other sellers. For more about author P.H.C. Marchesi, please visit http://www.shelbyandshaunakitt.blogspot.com. MishaMayFoundation.org.

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MASSAGE WORKS HEALING CENTER in Littleton expands its services with Lisa LaMendola, world renowned medical and psychic medium, author and presenter. She offers readings, pet healing and communication, classes and group channeling events. MassageWorksHealingCenter.com MICHAEL PERRY COUNSELING & COACHING opens in Boulder at 5360 Manhattan Circle. His mission is to change the way people perceive and utilize counseling, therapy, and coaching. 303-513-5388, info@michaelperry.co or Michaelperry.co. (note: not .com) SHEPHERD VALLEY WALDORF SCHOOL recently updated its world languages program to include both Spanish and Mandarin. All students in grades 1-8 will study both languages. Back to School night is Tuesday, September 13 at 6:30pm. 303-652-0130, 6500 W. Dry Creek Pkwy, Niwot. Shepherdvalley.org. SEE BOULDER ARTS & CRAFTS’ celebration of their 40th year in business with the exhibit Small Press: an Exhibit of Letterpress Artists from September 21 through November 18 at 1421 Pearl St. Mall, Boulder. presented by

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Tai Chi Can Turn Depression Around

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recent study published in the online edition of The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry reveals that more than 2 million people age 65 and older suffer from depression, including 50 percent of nursing home residents. In seeking an alternative to aggressive drug treatments, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), turned to a gentle, westernized version of Tai chi, a 2,000-year-old Chinese martial art. During the study, 112 adults age 60 or older that had been diagnosed with major depression were treated with a standard antidepressant drug for four weeks. The 73 adults that showed only partial improvement continued to receive the medication, but were also assigned to 10 weeks of either Tai chi or health education classes. The group practicing Tai chi experienced greater improvement in their levels of depression, as well as an enhanced quality of life, better cognition and more overall energy than the non-practicing group. Dr. Helen Lavretsky, the study’s first author and a UCLA professor-in-residence of psychiatry, says, “This study shows that adding a mind-body exercise like Tai chi, that is widely available in the community, can improve the outcomes of treating depression in older adults that may also have other, coexisting medical conditions or cognitive impairment. With Tai chi, we may be able to treat these conditions without exposing them to additional medications.”

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alt in the diet becomes less of a concern for individuals that are physically active, according to a presentation at this year’s American Heart Association conference sessions on nutrition, physical activity and metabolism, and cardiovascular disease epidemiology and prevention. The scientists behind the study concluded that the more active people are, the less their blood pressure rises in response to the amount of salt in their food. Study participants comprised 1,906 Han Chinese adults (average age, 38) in the Genetic Epidemiology Network of Salt Sensitivity project, designed to identify genetic and environmental factors contributing to salt sensitivity.

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CHILDREN AT RISK FOR EATING DISORDERS

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he obesity rate among youngsters has nearly tripled during the last three decades and given rise to another worrisome trend: Children as young as 10 are making themselves vomit in order to lose weight, reports a new Taiwanese study of 15,716 school pupils, published online by the Journal of Clinical Nursing. Thirteen percent of the girls and boys that took part in the Asian research admitted they made themselves sick to lose weight. Unfortunately, studies in the United States show similar trends. According to The Eating Disorder Foundation, 46 percent of 10-year-old girls are dieting, have a fear of fatness or are binge eating, and 27 percent of girls ages 12 through 18 show significant eating disorder symptoms. Such findings have prompted researchers to warn that self-induced vomiting is an early sign that children could develop eating disorders and serious psychological problems. The researchers believe that eating disorders can be successfully tackled by ensuring that children get enough sleep, eat breakfast every day and consume less fried food and fewer night-time snacks. They also recommend spending less time in front of a computer screen. Source: Wiley-Blackwell


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‘Grown in the USA’ Label Surging in Popularity

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new survey finds Americans most want to see “Natural,” “Organic” or “Grown in the USA” on the food labels of products they buy. Asked “Which is the best description to read on a food label?” 25% of consumers said “100 percent natural” or “All natural.” Another 24% said “USDA Certified Organic” or “100% organic.” Surprisingly, 17% preferred “Grown in the USA.” “We believe the results reflect three important trends,” said Suzanne Shelton, president of Shelton Group. “First, Americans are increasingly worried about food contamination, water treatment and crop fertilization in other countries. Second, growing support for family farms and local sourcing. And finally, buying ‘Grown in the USA’ is a way to help fellow Americans.”

The annual survey, Eco Pulse, queried 1,013 Americans. Among its findings: 60% of Americans saying they regularly recycle. However, convenience still plays a big role in recycling: households without curbside service recycle at a significantly lower rate than those that do have it. Americans love the idea of recycled content. 43% said “made with 100% recycled content” was the best description to read on a package of disposable plates or cups. 40% of Americans say they’re buying less disposable/single-use tableware. Americans that are searching for greener, energy-efficient, natural or sustainable products has increased 10% over the past two years. Almost 7 in 10 consumers say they’re searching for sustainable products. Green buying behavior seems to be crossing all socioeconomic classes. Only 23% of Americans consistently buy green across multiple categories such as natural foods, green detergents and energy-efficient appliances. While most desire greener products, many mainstream consumers are frustrated if manufacturers charge more for them. 71% of Americans say green products usually or always cost more. Shelton Group is an advertising and marketing agency located in Knoxville, Tennessee that conducts proprietary consumer opinion studies annually. Sheltongrp.com.

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Katia I. Meier, MD and The Clear Sky Medical Team INTEGRATING CONVENTIONAL AND NATURAL MEDICINE FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH

PROGESTERONE: AN UNSUNG HERO Progesterone comes from the word “pro” and “gestation”. A fetus could never develop, and a pregnancy could not be sustained, without it. Yet, there are more benefits to this wonderful hormone. Although it is misunderstood and feared, due to confusion with its synthetic ”evil brother,” which is responsible for all bad side effects, true natural progesterone has proven itself many times to be a protector and health savior. Still, it often goes unrecognized for its true glory, and is underutilized, despite the fact that it actually is FDA approved and has never been found to cause any harm. Progesterone is known to protect against breast cancer; one study shows that it came out ahead of the drug Tamoxifen, which is often used for breast cancer treatment. Pregnancy is also known to protect against breast cancer; women in term pregnancy have over 150 times the progesterone levels of a cycling woman. Progesterone also reduces the risk for heart disease by increasing HDL and decreasing LDL cholesterol. It is a strong bone builder and protects against osteoporosis, and it protects against uterine cancer. A study that investigated progesterone in the treatment of head trauma patients was published in a psychiatric journal and revealed that the group treated with progesterone recovered quicker and more completely from brain trauma. Progesterone has long been known to protect brain cells and suppress seizure activity; it has an overall calming effect on nerves; and it increases cognitive function, coping skills and mood. Some of my patients have had success with natural progesterone improving their seizures. It has also been helpful with difficult mood disorders including depression, anxiety and PMS even when regular medication has failed. Progesterone can be sedating in higher doses, helping with insomnia. It is hard to find any medication with this many benefits and no harmful side effects; that’s why I love using natural progesterone and my patients love it as well! It’s never too late to start something good for your health. Give us a call today: 303-790-7860

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The Write Stuff Eases Anxiety

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tudents can combat test anxiety and post better results by writing about their worries just before taking an exam, according to a recent University of Chicago study published in the journal Science. Those prone to testing jitters improved their high-stakes test scores by nearly one grade point after they were given 10 minutes beforehand to write about what was causing their fears. Sian Beilock, an associate professor in psychology and the study’s senior author, is one of the nation’s leading experts on the phenomenon of “choking under pressure,” instances in which talented people perform below their skill level when presented with a particularly challenging experience. She explains that feeling under pressure can deplete a part of the brain’s processing power known as working memory, a sort of mental scratch pad that allows us to retrieve and use information relevant to the task at hand. The writing exercise allowed students to unload their anxieties before taking the test and freed up the needed brainpower to complete it with greater success. Beilock adds, “We think this type of writing will help people perform their best in a variety of pressure-filled situations, whether it is a big presentation to a client, a speech to an audience or even a job interview.”


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

World Harmony September 21 Brings International Peace Day Since its inception in 1981 at the United Nations, Peace Day has marked personal and planetary progress toward peace. Each year, events commemorating and celebrating peace involve millions of people throughout the world. This year’s 30th anniversary theme, Make Your Voice Heard, pays tribute to the many civil society activists that have lent the strength of their imagination to the institution of peace. Anyone can celebrate Peace Day. It can be as simple as lighting a candle at noon and just sitting in silent meditation. Or, it may evolve into engaging coworkers, organizations, communities or local government in a larger event. The impact of coming together for one day of peace is immense. The International Day of Peace is also a Day of Ceasefire—both personal and political. Why not take this opportunity to make peace in your own relationships as a start to positively influencing the larger conflicts of our time, by holding participants kindly in your thoughts? Imagine what a whole day of ceasefire could mean to humankind. Visit InternationalDayOfPeace.org.

Green Seal New Standard Signals Safe Personal Care Products The environmental certification nonprofit Green Seal continues to expand its reach across industries with its latest quality standard for personal care and cosmetic products, such as deodorants, lotions, hair sprays, insect repellants, sunscreens and nail polishes. The new GS-50 standard applies to products meant to be left on the body, a complement to Green Seal’s GS-44 standard for soaps and shampoos, which are intended to be washed off. To receive the Green Seal label, products cannot be tested on animals or contain carcinogens, reproductive toxins or other compounds found harmful to humans. The list of banned ingredients includes bisphenol A (BPA), phthalates and triclosan. Product compounds, with a few exceptions, must readily biodegrade in aquatic environments. Companies can meet the packaging requirements by having recyclable packaging, a take-back program or packaging made with 50 percent post-consumer material. All ingredients must be listed, with appropriate use of terms such as “natural” and “biobased.” Any business applying for the standard must document energy and water use, air emissions, and trash and wastewater related to manufacturing processes, as well as the distance and type of transportation used to move raw materials. On the social responsibility side, workers must be given the right to join labor unions, child labor is prohibited, and wages and working hours are expected to meet minimum legal requirements or industry benchmarks. Source: GreenBiz.com

Youth Perspective Religious Leaders Out of Touch with Sexuality Andrew Yip, Ph.D., lead author of a new report, Religion, Youth and Sexuality, a multi-faith study by sociologists from Nottingham and Nottingham Trent universities, in England, says that young people are finding it difficult to reconcile their religion with their sexuality. Nearly 700 students ages 18 through 25 were interviewed. More than 72 percent of them practice six different traditions: Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism or a mixed faith. The study found that most feel that their religion is a positive force in their lives, but that religious leaders are out of touch with issues of sexuality. “There are young people that are finding it enormously difficult to combine their religion with their sexuality, especially if they are lesbian or gay,” says Sarah-Jane Page, Ph.D., a colleague of Yip. Almost a third of the young adults interviewed believe that celibacy is fulfilling, with the percentage of men leading that of women. More than 83 percent support the idea of monogamous relationships, with slightly more women than men valuing it, according to Yip. Source: The Guardian

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Start the School Year With Structure and Routines By Patti Ashley Ph.D.

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he carefree days of summer are over and it’s time to set the stage for proper school behavior and ease the transition from vacation to education by encouraging good study habits and providing predictable daily routines. Some suggestions for a productive school year include: REVIEW the daily routine and weekly schedule with each family member as soon as possible. Family meetings once a week at regularly scheduled times provide an excellent forum for open discussion. PREPARE a calendar and bulletin board within easy access to everyone. Place reminders, notes, schedules of sports practices and other activities in this area. PLAN to display artwork and assignments for all to admire. This gives your child a feeling of self-worth and accomplishment. Help your child pick out the magnets that will hold their special papers on the refrigerator. TALK about the school day with your child. One of the best methods is to encourage him or her to think about three things they enjoyed at school that day.

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Then ask them for one thing they didn’t like. This is known as the “3+/1-” approach. Don’t lecture, criticize or judge your child. Try to listen and understand your child’s perspective. This is often the beginning of good communicating between parent and child. During the school year, make sure there is a quiet area designated for homework. A good time to start homework is after your child has had an hour of free time and a nutritious snack. To minimize daydreaming and procrastinating, set a timer for 30 minutes for each subject. If the child finishes a subject before the bell rings, they may choose playtime until time is up or begin the next subject. If the child doesn’t com-

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plete the subject within the 30 minute time period, have them complete the remainder in the morning before school. Always encourage your child to complete homework on their own. Have dictionaries and reference books available for them. Let them know it is their responsibility to complete assignments. By taking regular trips to the library, you can both plan ahead for school projects. Checking reference materials out in time will reduce the stress of last minute preparation. Get involved! Join the school PTA and volunteer programs. This will help you learn more about your child’s teachers and the school staff. If you have concerns about your child’s progress, discuss them in private with the teacher. Remember to respect and trust the teacher’s judgment and always show respect in front of your children. Remember to respect your child’s individuality. Each child has a unique approach and learning style. Don’t scold or ridicule when an assignment hasn’t been completed in quite the way you expected. Finally, use the “When Then” philosophy by stating, “When you have completed your morning routine, then you may have some free play time.” Thinking ahead of time about the daily routine; preparing children with a positive attitude will help your family enjoy a productive year. Patti Ashley is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder. 720-565-3388 or PattiAshleyPhD.com


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The Spiritual Job Search By Nicole and John Heckers

Here are some tips to conduct a Spiritual Job Search.

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Don’t wallow! During these manufactured “crises” it is a temptation to wallow in the news, otherwise known as the media circus. Don’t.

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Let go of anger and bitterness. Too many people are angry and bitter, especially if they have been laid off or fired and are having a hard time getting re-employed. Letting go is essential to finding both peace and employment! Learn to forgive, accept your share of personal responsibility and live in the moment.

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Get spiritual help. Find a spiritual coach and mentor. Many people have spiritual blockages to moving forward in their careers that are more serious than skill or network blockages (though these things can be problems, also). Our belief systems often dramatically affect our ability to move forward in any aspect of our lives.

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Hang with positive people. “Fire” any friends or family members who are negative in your life. You do need people to tell you hard truths from time to time. But don’t go to unemployed “support groups” where people sit around griping about how hard it is out there or commiserate with you about your troubles. Get involved with positive, spiritual people who will keep you “up.”

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Put positive material into yourself. Don’t entertain yourself with “down” music, movies, or books.

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ith all the benefits of our advanced medical system, we are falling horribly short in the area of true prevention by failing to recognize the basic causes of disease. Our cells, the very building block of every organ of our bodies, are being starved of essential nutrition and poisoned by the accumulation of metabolic waste. In addition, a high degree of stress contributes to cellular breakdown which becomes the core of almost every disease, by whatever diagnostic label we use. Current research from university medical centers is clarifying the role of inflammation as an important cause of chronic disease. Inflammation is usually associated with physical injury like a sprained ankle where the damaged area becomes red, warm, swollen, and painful. This response is a short-term ‘inflammatory’ process which represents the effort of the body to heal the damage and reduce the chance for further injury. But chronic, long-term inflammation is becoming accepted as the underlying cause of cardiovascular disease, obesity and Type 2 diabetes among others. Metabolic Syndrome or Insulin Resistance Syndrome is a pre-diabetic condition caused by a progressive cellular resistance to insulin, rise in blood sugar and the resulting toxic effects of excessive glucose which damages the cells leading to an inflammatory response.

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inch, willowy brunette also began modeling while at college, and conceived the idea that the fashion industry might be the right forum for her to take a leading role in expanding environmental awareness. Her first venture, Organic Portraits, an avant-garde photography project, brought to life sustainable design and conservation in one package.

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Armed with brains, beauty and an affinity with the natural world, Oakes signed with her first modeling agency after graduating. Today, at 27, she has built her own brand as a business consultant and spokeswoman, author and entrepreneur in the multibillion-dollar industry of environmentally friendly apparel and home products. Oakes says that being in nature is what makes her come to life. “I carry that with me through all of my work in the fashion industry. It keeps me incredibly grounded and gives me an opportunity to work with companies and organizations that mirror my values or operate in the spirit of becoming better stewards,” she says. Oakes is as appealing as the products she represents. In addition to her creative input, she has put her stamp of approval on both Portico Home + Spa linens and

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ecause of her close ties to environmental causes, Oakes is known as “The eco-model.” The title seems to fit her well: She has put her name behind many cause-related programs, including a skincare company that uses active natural ingredients and a maker of recycled eyewear that plants a tree for every pair of frames sold. She didn’t set out to be the eco-fashionista. Oakes, whose first name derived from being born, she states, on a “rainy summer day,” was raised amid Pennsylvania farmlands north of Scranton and developed a love of nature from an early age. By 13, she was the youngest member of her hometown’s environmental advisory council and after high school, went off to Cornell University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in natural resources and entomology. While researching toxins in sewage sludge and identifying aquatic insects, the 5-foot, 10-

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bath products and Payless ShoeSource’s zoe&zac line of shoes and handbags. Oakes also is working with Modo on a collection of recycled eyewear under its Eco brand, which she notes will be tied in with some of her personal reforestation and sustainable design projects worldwide. Her work with Aveeno on its Be An Active Natural Campaign supports the message that small changes can add up to a big difference. She sometimes blogs about her experiences at SummerRayne.net; a recent post explained how she chooses which Earth-friendly companies she’ll support. “An engaging partnership is a critical component for me to [be] a spokesperson,” she writes. “On countless occasions, I have had to turn down offers if the partnership didn’t seem suitable. But how exciting it is to find brands that are ready to step up to the challenge and have the spirit, resources and energy to make meaningful change happen from the inside out.”

Eco-Fashion Trends Oakes’ timing in applying her passions and skills to the green and clean marketplace is apt. Global retail sales of organic cotton apparel and home textile products reached an estimated $4.3 billion in 2009, up 35 percent over the year before, according to the latest research from Organic Exchange’s Organic Cotton Market Report, and the market is expected to continue to grow. Organic Exchange projected a 20 to 40 percent jump in both 2010 and 2011, which could result in a $6 billion market this year.

Oakes supports the industry via Source4Style.com, a forum she recently co-founded to connect designers with sustainable material suppliers from around the world. A finalist for the prestigious Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards, it already has been frequented by the likes of fashion designer Christian Siriano. Oakes is not alone— other celebrities and designers like Bono, Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood have added their voices in raising awareness of the importance of socially and environmentally conscious fashion. Oakes has modeled for such industry giants as Levi Strauss, Payless, Replay Jeans and others, but her activism and modeling have also allowed her to branch out into other industries. She says that her bestselling book, Style, Naturally: The Savvy Shopping Guide to Sustainable Fashion and Beauty, is aimed at, “... women that love style, but may not have ‘environment’ in their lexicon,” and serves as, “an irreverent, witty guide for green virgins.” “Sustainable design will continue to evolve,” she says. “Ten years ago, there were only a handful of designers operating in the industry. Now, most companies are asking how it can be authentically built into the core of their business.” How will that happen? “First, they have to believe and embody it.” Kristin J. Bender is a freelance writer based in the San Francisco Bay area.

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KIDS Hands-On Creativity Nurtures Mind, Body and Spirit by Judith Fertig

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ids’ active participation in the creative arts helps them develop physically, mentally, emotionally and socially—whether they are painting, drawing, shaping pottery, performing in plays or musicals, dancing, storytelling, or making music. Studies culled by educators at Arizona’s Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts confirm the multiple benefits, ranging from higher SAT scores to increases in self-esteem and improved ability to handle peer pressure. Yet, with shrinking school budgets, cutting back on what are considered non-core subjects such as music and art is the path that many school districts are forced to take, explains Anne Bryant, Ph.D., executive director of the National School Boards Association. Communities, in turn, must find new ways to counter this new financial reality. For example, an elementary school music or art teacher, once devoted to a single school, now may have to travel to several throughout a district.

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“Schools are under so much pressure due to dwindling resources and the No Child Left Behind legislation that sometimes the children who most need the arts are put in remedial classes instead,” says Susan Tate, a former teacher who is now executive director of Kansas’ Lawrence Arts Center. Add in our digital culture—where hands-on most often means a computer keyboard or phone-texting device—and domestic situations in which busy parents aren’t keen to clean up messy finger paints and other craft supplies, and the result is, “These days, kids also are less likely to do hands-on art at home,” adds Tate. At young ages, children are likely to be more passive than active learners, says Sharon Burch, a music educator in Mystic, Iowa. They may listen, for example, to whatever tunes their parents play, instead of simpler, more age-appropriate songs. Burch has helped fill the need by providing interactive Freddie the Frog resources for use by parents, as well as in music classrooms. Fortunately, communities across the country have rallied to offer afterschool and weekend arts and crafts programs. Many simple arts participation activities are easy for parents, grandparents and caregivers to do along with the kids.

Developing Mental Abilities “Current studies of brain imaging and mapping show that the active making of music creates synapses in all four parts of the brain,” Burch says. By active, she means physically tapping out a rhythm with sticks, singing a song, dancing to a b e a t , marching, playing patty-cake or engaging in other age-appropriate, physical movement. “To really light up the brain, you have to do something, not just passively listen.” Making music helps kids think, create, reason and express themselves, adds Burch. Practicing the art of simple storytelling, as well as having adults regularly reading children’s literature with youngsters, can also have a profound impact. A 2003 study published in the American Educator, based on exhaustive research by Ph.D. psychologists Todd Risley and Betty Hart, showed that by age 4, a huge gap in vocabulary skills exists between children of different economic levels. Those growing up in a household of educated, professional people hear a cumulative 32 million more spoken words (1,500 more per hour) during these early years—and thus have a greater vocabulary—than those from welfare families. The researchers further documented more than

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five times the instances of encouraging feedback. They discovered a direct correlation between the intensity of these early verbal experiences and later achievement. Risley and Hart attributed the meaningful difference to the increased interaction—more storytelling, reading and parent-child discussions—that typically takes place in more affluent households.

Firing Imagination “Our culture is so linear and lingually driven that it often doesn’t tap into the vastness of a child’s imagination,” observes Anne Austin Pearce, assistant professor of communication and fine art at Missouri’s Rockhurst University. Pearce often works with school children through library events that couple art and storytelling. “Also, there’s pressure to measure results in a culture that tends to label you either a winner or a loser, but art is not quantifiable in that way; art allows kids to develop ideas through the creative process that they can’t do any other way. “When kids are drawing, they often talk as they are doing it,” she says. “You can then engage in a different kind of conversation with kids, just letting things happen and asking open questions. Kids tell their own stories.”

Confidence-Building Kids that study and perform at least one of the arts such as dance, playing an instrument or acting in a play, “... will have an edge up that’s so critical as an adult,” concludes Verneda Edwards, executive director of curriculum and instruction for the Blue Valley School District, near Kansas City. “Kids not only benefit academically by engaging in the arts, they also have the ability to get up in front of people and perform. That builds increasing confidence.” Judith Fertig celebrates the craft of cooking at AlfrescoFood AndLifestyle.blogspot.com.

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alk through the glutenfree product aisles at the grocery or health food store and many people might wonder: “Is this a food fad? Who has a problem with gluten?” As it turns out, more people have gluten sensitivity than scientists, physicians and researchers previously thought. A study at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Center for Celiac Research estimates that 6 percent of the U.S. population, or more than 18 million individuals, have some sensitivity to gluten, a protein found in wheat (including kamut and spelt), barley, rye, malts and triticale. Research published online by BMC Medicine and CeliacCenter.org this year provides the first scientific evidence of what many people allergic to gluten already know: While gluten sensitivity presents less serious negative health effects than celiac disease, its host of symptoms can become problematic. An earlier study in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics concluded that for dealing with both wheat allergies and celiac disease, the dietary avoidance of gluten-containing grains is the only effective treatment.

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Case in Point Carol Mahaffey, a tax attorney in Columbus, Ohio, was experiencing intermittent joint pain and what she calls “living in a fog,” in the summer of 2009. Because she had read that joint pain can sometimes be caused by gluten sensitivity, she decided to eliminate gluten from her diet. Although her new regimen didn’t relieve the joint pain—she was later professionally diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis—she found that after four to five weeks, she looked and felt better overall. “I was losing weight, my digestive system was better and I found it easier to mentally focus. Somebody at work also happened to


mention that I didn’t sniffle anymore,” she relates. Although Mahaffey’s blood tests were negative for celiac disease, she had all the signs that she is glutensensitive. “Imagine degrees of gluten ingestion along a spectrum,” says Dr. Alessio Fasano, a professor of pediatrics, medicine and physiology and director of the Center for Celiac Research. “At one end, you have people with celiac disease, who cannot tolerate one crumb of gluten in their diet. At the other, you have the lucky people who can eat pizza, beer, pasta and cookies—with no ill effects whatsoever. In the middle, there is this murky area of those with gluten reactions, including gluten sensitivity,” says Fasano, who led the new study. “This is where we are looking for answers on how to best diagnose and treat this recently identified group of gluten-sensitive individuals.” Until more definitive answers come to light, those who suspect they might have an issue with gluten can try going gluten-free for a period of time, like Mahaffey. “I had to become a label reader,” she advises, “because even things like bottled soy sauce can contain gluten.” She buys baked goods at a local gluten-free bakery, still enjoys wine with gluten-free snacks, uses gluten-free dough to make her own pizza at home, and has become a fan of risotto. For people that travel on a similar path, the feel-good benefits of a gluten-free diet can more than make up for some of the inconveniences. “You just make it work,” says Mahaffey. On a recent get-together with longtime college friends at a chalet in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Mahaffey brought her own snacks and breakfast foods, asked questions about the menu when they went out to dinner, and ended up having a great, gluten-free time. Claire O’Neil is a freelance writer in Kansas City, MO.

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As a long-distance runner, professional singer and songwriter and worldwide community and environmental activist, Michael Franti lives a life driven by yoga-inspired philosophies, both on and off the mat.

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nown as one of the most consciously positive artists in music today, Michael Franti has been practicing yoga for 11 years. The discipline resonates with him as a solution to the physical and mental stress he encounters touring on the road, and he has practiced yoga daily ever since his first experience. “I still recall how stiff I was during my first class. I couldn’t touch my toes and I could barely sit with my legs crossed,” Franti reflects. Franti reports that he is in better physical shape today than he was 20 years ago. “The great thing about yoga is that it’s not a competition,” says the 45-year-

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his preference for nontraditional yoga music during his personal practice. “Sometimes I make playlists that are all loud dance music, or all reggae. I’ll do a whole class to The Beatles sometimes. Today, I listened to singer-songwriter William Fitzsimmons.” A supporter of several charities and an environmental activist, Franti also values seva, a yogic philosophy that emphasizes selfless service. “As an individual in this world, I believe that we all have a responsibility to give back to our communities and to the planet,” he says. Ten years ago, he decided to go barefoot after playing music for children abroad that could not afford shoes. Since then, he’s remained barefoot, except in airplanes or restaurants. The artist also collects shoes for Soles4Souls (Soles4Souls. org) at all of his shows. As a touring musician, Franti enjoys traveling to places such as Haiti, Israel, Palestine, Brazil and Indonesia so that he can share his music on the streets, but also so that he can experience unfamiliar settings. “I learn so much when I go outside of my comfort zone. Similarly, yoga forces us to step outside of our comfort zone and look at our self from a different perspective.” Although he enjoys practicing advanced arm balances and inversions, the final pose in every class, savasana, is Franti’s favorite. “It doesn’t matter if I’m at a workshop for three hours and we do 15 minutes of the relaxation pose, or if I just did one side of a sun salutation and I lay on my back for three minutes. Savasana always changes my whole outlook on life, on my day and the present moment. To lay quietly on my back on the floor, close my eyes, breathe deeply and let everything go for a few minutes enables me to then move forward into whatever comes next in my day.” Meredith Montgomery publishes the Mobile/Baldwin, AL, edition of Natural Awakenings (HealthyLivingHealthy Planet.com). She also serves as director of donor relations for National Yoga Month (YogaMonth.org).

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FENG SHUI: INTERIOR/ LANDSCAPE BLUE IRIS DESIGNS Michelle Cobb Certified Feng Shui Practitioner 303-346-8115 BlueIris-Designs.com Transform your outdoor or indoor space into something that’s infused with your personality, style and energy. Perfect balance is achieved through color, style and function – the essential ingredients of good design. Your new landscape, home or office will make you feel exactly as you want to feel. Michelle listens to your needs, wants and desires, because every design is personal. An expert in landscape design in Denver for 17 years, landscape Feng Shui in Denver for 4 years, she is empathic and brings her artistic intuition to transform your space from just a backyard into an oasis.

INTEGRATIVE HEALTH LIFESOURCE HEALTH PARTNERS 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood 303-934-3600 LifeSourcehp.com

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LifeSource Health Partners (LSHP) is a regional integrative wellness center committed to empowering each person with the knowledge to make informed, educated decisions so they can achieve vibrant health without the use of unnecessary drugs or surgery. We customize each person’s treatment to assure achievement of their health goals. LSHP specializes in natural pain relief and innovative treatments for arthritis, auto injuries and whiplash, menopause, headaches, women’s health issues, low back pain, sciatica and disc problems, sports injuries, weight loss and many other health problems. Rejuvenate your health and achieve peak performance with our natural and affordable therapies including acupuncture, chiropractic, spinal decompression, nutritional cleansing, medical massage, essential oils, physical therapy with MedX spinal rehabilitation and nutritional counseling. We promise to serve with love, integrity and compassion! See ad page 12.

LIFE COACH GREEN CLEANING ESSENCE OF CLEAN 1442 S. Sherman St, Longmont CO 80501 Anastasia McGowan-Sissom 303-960-2070 Essence-of-clean.com Local, eco-conscious premier housecleaning service offering luxurious home care featuring the use of natural aromatherapy room and linen mists. We are concerned about our environment and the impact of harmful cleaning chemicals used in your home. Green cleaning is using environmentally safe cleaning products, equipment, and methods that do not endanger our environment, clients or employees. Available to clean all types of residences, including apartments, condos, townhouses, and single family homes. Discounts available to senior citizens and those with disabilities. Check out our website to read about our community involvement. See website to view our community involvement and charitable work.

HOLISTIC PRACTITIONER SOUL PATH INSIGHTS Jennifer K. Garcia Denver Metro Area/Colorado 303-872-3719 JenniferKGarcia.com Soul Path Insights specializes in expanding your awareness, tapping into your potential and opening the door to your true life purpose. Jennifer’s vision and mission as a holistic practitioner is to provide hands-on healings and clear guidance into some of life’s biggest challenges. She is passionate about helping facilitate real change and teaching others. She offers Clairvoyant Readings, Soul Readings from the Akashic Records and teaches Psychic Development Classes in Aurora and at Isis Bookstore. Schedule your appointment or class today and we look forward to meeting you soon.

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NICOLE HECKERS, MA, BCPC ASAE Advice 720-261-4405 ASAEadvice.com NHeckers@ASAEadvice.com Nicole Heckers, MA, BCPC is a Spiritual, Life and Career Coach in Denver, Colorado. Nicole holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver and has over ten years of experience specializing in spiritual, relationship and career issues. Now is the time to get on the right Path. Let Nicole help you figure out what you want in life and develop a plan to rapidly get there. The initial consultation is free, either in person at her office in Cherry Creek or by phone.

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

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

THERAPEUTIC YOGA ANNETTE BRAY, CSCS, YOGA INSTRUCTOR 3101 Iris Ave, Suite 200 Boulder, CO 80301 720-470-1771 Annettebray.com Annette has been a wellness practitioner for 15 years after completing a degree in Kinesiology. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Teacher Training graduate in the study of Anusara yoga. Her science background combined with her intuitive sense in relationship with others, allows her to assess what a body needs as well as feel what the individual is receptive to in making positive change. Her mission is to coach the active individual to attain their physical and mental potential using the therapeutic principles of yoga. This facilitates ease of movement and helps the body maintain fluidity and stay active for the long-term.

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INNER CONNECTION INSTITUTE CHURCH OF INFINITE SPIRIT 2755 South Locust St., Suite 213 Denver 303-282-9439 Innerconnection.org A non-denominational, spiritual sanctuary offering clairvoyant reading and healing services, meditation classes, psychic development programs, ministerial services, and ordination programs. Locations in Denver and Wheat Ridge. We support you in creating the life you desire, and show you how through easy, effective techniques. Free aura clearing and chakra balancing in Wheat Ridge every Thursday 6:30 - 7:30pm. Free open channel clinic in Denver on the 2nd Fridays of the month at 7pm. Everyone is welcome! Call for more information. 303-282-9439. See ad page 17.

Are you tired of all the distractions at recreation centers and gyms when you are trying to practice your yoga? At Bella Yoga, you can really enjoy your practice. This beautiful, clean, quiet and peaceful studio creates the perfect place to practice yoga. Bella Yoga also offers massage therapy and childcare at a very reasonable cost so schedule your appointment today! Are you tired of keeping track of how many classes you have left? Become a member and enjoy Unlimited Yoga! Go to BellaYogaInc.com for details. Sign up and start to improve the quality of your life today! See Save the Date page 28.

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savethedate calendarofevents TOOLS FOR A HAPPIER LIFE: Light Lecture Series coming to the Center of Light Mondays in September; 7:30pm These classes are designed to help you gain the skills necessary to live a happier, more fulfilling and productive life. September topics include: September 12th – Meditation: The Basics and Beyond; September 19th – Spiritual Ways to Improve Your Work Life; September 26th – Tools for Healing Depression and Anxiety. The nonprofit Center of Light promotes positive change and personal development, using proven methods that work in real life. $8. Center of Light, 2300 Forest St., Denver. Information or register 720-308-9944, Denver@CentersOfLight.org, or Denver.LightLectureSeries.com.

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SEPTEMBER 1, THURSDAY Angel Healing Clinic–7:15-7:45pm. JWI Instructors will communicate messages from the Angels and assist in healing for the individual and the entire group. Individual Healing Sessions $25/15 minutes at 8pm by appointment. Take your healing to the next level in these life changing, personalized sessions! $10/group healing; $25/individual healing. Journey Within inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio, 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP 720-413-7303 or AnitaDestino.com. Money-Making Workshop–5:30-7:30pm. Learn how to build residual income and help others get healthy through Whole Food Nutrition and Prevention. Our President will be in town to share about our amazing company, the Trillion $ Wellness Industry and how you could help us make a difference! Free. RSVP Heather 303-753-2665.

SEPTEMBER 4, SUNDAY

BECOME A CERTIFIED MASTER HERBALIST! Comprehensive Training Begins September 2011 Gain skills and expertise needed for clinical practice in our 17-month, 450 hour, case-based program. Weekend classes on theory, medicine making, herb walks, student clinic. Just for Health School of Reflexology and Healing Arts, Englewood. State Approved. Rachel Lord or Luke Terry, 303-320-4367 or Health.on.all. levels@gmail.com. JustforHealth.net.

Non-Denominational Church Service–11am. Doors open from 10:40-11am. Celebrate the journey of life with meditation and an informative spiritual message on the first Sunday of every month. Service is followed by a free aura healing - chakra balancing clinic. Rev. Margaret Johnson, Officiating Minister. Church of Infinite Spirit / Inner Connection Institute, 2755 S Locust St., Ste 213, Denver. 303-282-9439. InnerConnection.org. Drum Circle–5:30-7:30pm. Chanting 5:30-6pm, drumming 6-7:30pm. No exp nec. Love Offering. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or milehichurch.org.

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Aspen DeCew - Hot Seat Nights–6:30-9:30pm. Observe the powerful work of Human Software Engineering and WaveMaker technology first hand in a large audience setting. $20/Pre-reg; $30/Door. Info@ TrulyConscious.com or 303-730-6695. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, #100, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com.

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Find your inner Goddess and move your body in ways you never dreamed of. Dance and shimmy to exciting and hypnotic Middle Eastern rhythms with hip circles, snake arms, and figure eights. Gain flexibility, grace, balance, strength, increased self confidence and positive body awareness. Encouraging, supportive, and fun! Great exercise; spiritually enriching. No exp nec. Ages 17-70+! $10/class drop-in; $54/6 classes. Donia has over 9 years of dance performance experience and has taught this ancient and mysterious art form for 5+ years. Scheitler Recreation Center, 5031 W. 46th Ave, Denver. Info Donia 401-474-1731. BellydancingbyDonia.com.

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CCC: Consciousness Conversations & Contemplations–6:45-10pm. Monthly meetings raise awareness and consciousness through presentations, discussion, interaction, and networking. Explore integration of enlightened living in personal and professional lives. Love offering. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, #100, Arvada. 303-7316695. J4CL.com. Free Healing Energy Clinic in Denver–5:45-7pm. A healing is an energy clearing, like a psychic massage. During a healing, energy one does not need is cleared, including blocks to growth and flow. Clarity and contentment are restored. Donations appreciated, not req’d. Evening clinics first Wednesday of month. Inner Connection Institute ,Denver location, 2755 S Locust St., Ste 213, Denver. 303-282-9439 or InnerConnection.org. Oneness Blessing–5:30-6:30pm. Also on 21st. A team of certified blessing givers will be offering Oneness Blessings, a non-denominational benediction and Oneness Energy transferred. The blessing can accelerate spiritual growth and deepening. Love Offering. Mile

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SEPTEMBER 8, THURSDAY Drum Circle with Shaman Rick Strong Feather and John Thunderheart Robinson–7-9pm. Join the community for Drum Circle, Dige Players, Flutes, Shamanic Healing, Sound Healing, and Messages from the StrongFeather and The ThunderHeart. Love offering/donation. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, #100, Arvada. 303-731-6695 or J4CL.com. Brain Balance Achievement Center Informational Lecture–12pm. The Brain Balance Program is a research-based learning center with 15 years of experience successfully reconnecting thousands of children, freeing them from the effects of ADHD, Dyslexia, Asperger’s and other neurological disorders. Free. Brain Balance Achievement Center, 1211 Avery St., Golden. RSVP 303-278-1780 or Golden@ BrainBalanceCenters.com. Nutritional Cleansing Presentation & Tasting– 7-8:30pm. Also held on 27th. Learn about a new cleansing and fat-burning system that is natural and effective. Eliminate toxins and lose an average of 9-12 pounds in just nine days! Includes a product tasting. Free. LifeSource Health Partners, 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP req’d to 303-934-3600 or LifeSourceHP.com. Expand your Intuition Meditation Group–1011:30am. Empower your life when you tap into your vast intuition. Learn a powerful meditation that puts you in touch with your intuitive voice. Free group session includes guided meditation and group participation that clearly shows how your intuition can work for you. E. 1st Ave, #103, at 1st & Broadway above The Hornet Restaurant. Please RSVP to 303-668-2358, YogaOfTheMind.com. Open Door Reading Space–7-8:30pm. Rev. DebraRae will channel your guides and angels, offering their communication and asking your questions of them as well. $20+$1/min. Rev. DebraRae, Sacred Spaces, 303-365-0200, AngelChanneler@aol.com or SacredSpacesAndPlaces.com.

SEPTEMBER 9, FRIDAY Inspirational/Spiritual Movie Night–7-9pm. The latest spiritual movies picked by Kay Ford Johnsen to share with our community. Check our web site for film listing. Second Friday of the Month. $10. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com. Petsmart Charities National Adoption Weekend– 9am-9pm Fri, Sat. 10am-6pm Sun. Join Angels with Paws Cat Rescue at the adoption weekend. All adopters will receive a free bag of pet food and free samples and coupons from Purina Pro Plan, Tidy Cat and Petsmart. Meet your new furry friend or two. Petsmart, 3540 Youngfield St., Wheat Ridge. 303-274-2264. Trance Medium Healing Clinic–7pm. Arrive early, 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. This clinic involves


channeling, energy readings, and intense individual clearings. Plan some time for yourself after your healing. No appt nec. Inner Connection Institute, 2755 S Locust St., Ste 213, Denver. 303-282-9439 or InnerConnection.org.

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SEPTEMBER 10, SATURDAY Open Discussion For Learning Challenges–9am10:30am. Q&A about dyslexia and other learning challenges for your children; why your child may be having difficulty in certain subjects, with being social, getting homework completed, taking tests, finishing tasks. Free. Fast Focusing Center, 88 Inverness Circle E, H-107, Centennial. 303-708-8817 or FastFocusingCenter.com. Integrative Health’s Second Annual Health Fair– 10am-2pm. Family-friendly event open to community. Enjoy chair massages, acupuncture and more! Discover the benefits of alternative and conventional medicine. Speak directly with experienced providers. Free food, gift bags, educational classes and miniboot camp session. Lipid Profile with Glucose Blood Screenings available for $35. Integrative Health’s Wellness Center, 5191 S. Yosemite St., Greenwood Village. 303-577-9977 or IntegrativeHealthInc.com. Mile Hi’s Animal Care Affair and Pet Blessing– 9am-3pm. This annual event includes animal-related exhibits, vendors, demonstrations, snacks, musical entertainment, animal adoption, two special blessing ceremonies and a memorial service for pets that have made their transition. All pets are welcome. Free. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or milehichurch.org.

EXPOSING THE SECRET KILLER: The Hidden Link Between Heart Attacks, Strokes, Diabetes, Obesity, Cancer, Alzheimer’s and Other Diseases, and What You Can Do About It Wednesday, September 14, 7pm Dr Bill Bergman discusses practical ways to protect your health and reverse the cause of many health challenges. Bill Bergman, M.D. is a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Amherst College and a 1970 graduate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and has been involved in researching and practicing preventive and holistic medicine for more than 40 years. Free. RSVP 303-934-3600. LifeSource Health Partners, 65 S. Wadsworth, Lakewood. 303-934-3600. LifeSourcehp.com.

Senior Yoga Teacher Training including Chair Yoga–9am-6pm. Open to those already certified in basic teaching. Saturday is general senior-teaching skills, Sunday focuses on the use of chairs in yoga classes. Optionally, 30 hours of training specifically teaching seniors. $150 each day/$870 full training. PranaYoga and Ayurveda Mandala 3333 Federal Blvd., Denver. Hansa 303-432-8099 pyamandala@gmail.com. New Yoga Class in Broomfield–4-5:30pm. Elite Martial Arts Family Academy & Sanjibanu Yoga Sansar is teaming up together to bring a wellness feature by adding varieties of Yoga classes from a very experienced Yoga Master, Chuna Rai-Nelson from Asia and experienced yoga teachers from all around the world. Yoga classes for all ages and groups including meditation and chanting. Donations welcome. Elite Martial Arts, 12716 Lowell Blvd., Ste B Broomfield. 720-988-866, 303-961-0003 or yogasansar.org. Hornet Studio Artisans-Open House–1-4pm. Hand-illustrated greeting cards from two different artists, table linens, silk scarves, Sarah Campbell a well-known clothing designer of unique women’s clothing. Pre-book a 15 minute physic reading for only $10. Call David Stevens to pre schedule reading on Saturday 303-668-2358. 8 E. 1st Ave, #103, at 1st & Broadway above The Hornet Restaurant.

SEPTEMBER 11, SUNDAY Group Meditation at the full moon of Virgo–7:158:30pm. Monthly group meditation in the tradition of Alice A. Bailey to contact and anchor the energy of light, love, and goodwill into human consciousness. This month we focus on the energy of Virgo. Donations welcome. First Church of Divine Science, 1400 Williams, Denver. Linda Rinelli 303-366-730 or lrinelli@juno.com. Introduction to Beyond Limits: Practical Spirituality for Dynamic Living–2pm. Do you feel like your life has walked off without you? Find your right

MEDITATION ON THE INNER LIGHT AND SOUND: Live In Harmony • Saturday, Sept 24, 11am Interested in a spiritual path based on meditation, ethical living, service to others and love for all creation? Discover your true potential as soul. Sant Mat is a practical spiritual path based on meditation on the inner Light and Sound, ethical values, service to others and love for all creation. Its goal is to enable the soul to return and merge into its source. Discipline, dedication and help of a spiritual Master are essential. Free. Boulder Public Library, 11th and Arapahoe. Given by representatives of Sant Baljit Singh. Info 303-921-2765 or www.santmat.net.

FRIDAY BHAKTI YOGA September 30, 6-7:30pm The LAST Friday of each month, the Denver Integrative Massage School hosts a yoga teacher and studio to teach a donation yoga class. Wellness happy hour follows - includes donation community acupuncture and Thai yoga massage sessions. Proceeds donated to the Chanda Plan Foundation. This is a WinWin for our school, the yoga teacher, the Chanda Plan, and participants!! Honor the Arts of Yoga, Giving, Sharing, Community, and Having Fun, join us on the LAST Friday of EVERY month to share in this fabulous experience! RSVP req’d. $25. Denver Integrative Massage School, 2414 W. 32nd Ave., Denver. 720-252-2716. DIMassageSchool.com.

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savethedate BELLA YOGA 1-YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION & OPEN HOUSE Saturday, Oct 1, Noon Come help Bella Yoga celebrate its one year anniversary!! We will still have our normal classes that day. Classes will be followed by the celebration that begins at 12 noon. Enjoy music, food and beverages, meet your fellow yogis, and stay for the ribbon cutting to help welcome Bella Yoga to the community. Sign up to become a member and begin to enjoy Unlimited Yoga!!! Sign up with a friend for 6 months and receive an extra gift! Don’t miss out on this special event! 9459 Longs Peak Dr #126, Henderson, CO 80640. BellaYogaInc.com. 303-227-0446.

THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME: Egypt 2012 with Louise Olivi February 28 to March 10, 2012 This incredible trip facilitated by Intuitive Louise Olivi (recommended and trusted by Natural Awakenings publisher Terry Chriswell) includes: R/T airfare (JFK) on Egypt Air; internal flights/transportation; hotel/meals; Nile cruise incl Edfu, Kom Ombo and Philae temples; Private time in the Sphinx enclosure and in the Great Pyramid; Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatsepsut mortuary temple; Past life recall classes with Louise en route on the Nile Cruise and more.$3900 all inclusive/dbl occupancy. Single supp/$760. $500 deposit. Air/fuel subject to change. Info Louise Olivi, Lo010410@gmail.com, 203- 469-1712. Spiritweaving.com. fit and step into your authenticity. Learn what this inspirational course can do for your life. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-232-4079 or milehichurch.org.

SEPTEMBER 12, MONDAY Money/Business Class–6pm. Do your negative thoughts about money prevent you from having enough? Do you think money is “the root to all evil” or have other negative money thoughts? Get those negative thoughts out of your way. $30 one session / $21 each (1st 2). Fast Focusing Center, 88 Inverness Circle E, H-107, Centennial. 303708-8817. FastFocusingCenter.com. Full Moon Ceremony–7-9pm. NEW AT J4CL! Full Moon Ceremony with drumming, dance, ceremonies, teachings, and networking. Bring a snack to share and a love offering for the center. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com.

your intuitive voice. Free group session includes guided meditation and group participation that clearly shows how your intuition can work for you. 8th E. 1st Ave, #103, at 1st & Broadway above The Hornet Restaurant. RSVP to 303-668-2358 or YogaOfTheMind.com.

energy--yours and others--with simple, easy, powerful and effective energetic tools. $77. Additional class to meet and work with your Healing Master, $25. Rev. DebraRae Sacred Spaces 303-365-0200 or AngelChanneler@aol.com. SacredSpacesAndPlaces.com.

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SEPTEMBER 17, SATURDAY

Prevention through Whole Food Nutrition Workshop–1pm. Come learn how to stop those colds before they start! We will talk about tips on getting your kids to eat those veggies, Prevention through Whole Food Nutrition and take home tips for you to put into practice! Healthy Smoothies will be served. Free. RSVP Heather 303-753-2665.

Tao of Bass- Every 3rd Saturday. Take your mind, body and soul to a higher place with Meditation at 9:30 pm, Chinese Qigong at 10pm and Free Aura/Chakra Balancing sessions from 10:30pm-Midnight. DJ’s play at 10:30pm. $10pp. Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery, 800 E. 73rd Avenue, Unit 11, Denver. 303-568-9406.

Contemplative Hatha Yoga Teacher Training–69pm. The purpose is to introduce the foundations for teaching yoga and developing a yogasana class. A 265 hour program taught one session a week and one weekend a month for ten months. Learn what you love! $3750. PranaYoga and Ayurveda Mandala, 3333 Federal Blvd., Denver. Hansa 303-432-8099 pyamandala@gmail.com.

SEPTEMBER 14, WEDNESDAY Exposing the Secret Killer–7-8pm. Learn about the hidden link between heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, obesity, cancer, Alzheimer’s and other diseases and what you can do about it. Participants will understand practical ways to protect their health and reverse the cause of many health challenges. Free. LifeSource Health Partners 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP req’d 303-934-3600 or LifeSourceHP.com. Understanding Dogs Class/Dog Trainer Apprentice Class - Understanding Dogs: Unique opportunity to receive an evaluation, treatment plan and coaching experience with your dog. Holistic approach, with positive reinforcement techniques tailored to individual dog/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. Wednesdays for 6 wks. 303-239-0382 or MishaMayFoundation.org

SEPTEMBER 15, THURSDAY Oneness Deekshas & Sacred Sound with Ann Hines & Donna Baldwin–7-9pm. Oneness Deeksha with live Sacred Sound from crystal bowls and nativeAmerican flute. Deeksha is a Divine intelligent energy transfer that causes a neurobiological transformation within the brain of the receiving individual. It supports all paths. Love Offering/$20 suggested. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, #100, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com. Angel Healing Clinic–7:15-7:45pm. Instructors will communicate messages from the Angels and assist in healing for the individual and the entire group. Individual Healing Sessions 15 minutes $25 at 8pm by appointment. Take your healing to the next level in these life changing, personalized sessions! $10/group healing $25/individual healing. Journey Within inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio, 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. 720-413-7303 or AnitaDestino.com Pet Friendly Landscaping–7-9pm. Prevent your dog from digging, escaping, killing grass, eating sprinklers, etc. Create a pet-friendly yard that incorporates the habits of dogs into garden design. Create a beautiful and practical yard. $37. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver. 720-865-3580 or registrar@botanicgardens.org

Expand your Intuition Meditation Group – 7-8:30pm. Empower your life when you tap into your vast intuition. Learn a powerful meditation that puts you in touch with

Energetic Boundaries Class–7-9pm. Also on 22nd and 29th. New format-lower price. Learn how to manage

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BARS Class–8am-5pm. Thirty-two bars of energy run around your head and store the thoughts, ideas, attitudes, decisions and beliefs you hold. Each solidifies the energy and limits your capacity to generate something different. Certified Massage Therapists earn 8 CEU credits. $200. Fast Focusing Center, 88 Inverness Circle E, H-107, Centennial. 303-708-8817. FastFocusingCenter.com. Tour de Harvest: A Progressive Dinner Party and Tour of UrbiCulture’s Sunnyside Farms–3-9pm. Fundraiser tour is guided with walk, bike and DIY options. Meals by local chefs, beer from local breweries and local wine. $30 advance, $35 day of. Children 6-12-$10, 5 and under free. Glazer Girls Front Yard Farm, 4201 Umatilla St., Denver. Candice Orlando 303-949-2901, candice@urbiculturecommunityfarms. org or urbiculturecommunityfarms.org. Spin to Find your Zen: Yarn Spinning for Beginners–9-11am. Learn how to make yarn for knitting, weaving, crocheting or anything else you would want to add in your own handspun yarns into. Basic parts of the drop spindle, drafting, spinning and plying. $52. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver. 720865-3580 or registrar@botanicgardens.org Metaphysical Fair–2-6pm. Denver’s top Astrologers, Palmists, Intuitivies, Mediums and Tarot Card Readers are expecting you. Chinese Qi Gong session at 2:30 and Intuition workshop begins at 4pm. Learn basic techniques such as gentle stretching, breathing exercises, Taoist meditation and group exercises to explore your intuition. Free. Rocky Mt. Miracle Center, 1939 S. Monroe St., Denver. 303-691-8824 or conta.cc/nJRAsf.

SEPTEMBER 18, SUNDAY Run the Ranches Series at Devil’s Thumb Ranch– 10am. The third and final destination of a three-part trail running series, casual to competitive distances range from 2-10 miles. The Grand County-based Series helps raise money for the Headwaters Trail Alliance, the maintains and links trails with local towns and historical sites. $20/adult; $10/child 6-12 years; Free/kids 5 and under; $10 additional for same day registration (6 years and older). Devil’s Thumb Ranch, 3530 County Rd 83, Tabernash. 970-726-8231, DevilsThumbRanch. com or runreg.com. Tea Talks for Women Presents “You Must Be Dreaming” with Karyn Ruth White–2:30-4:30pm. A hilarious look at what you really need to follow the path of passion and purpose from this comedian and author. Bring your dreams, your favorite tea cup and your loudest laugh. $10. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-232-4079 or milehichurch.org. Men’s Growth Circle Presents “Visioning Your Life as DIVINE!” with Robert Brzezinski–2:30-4:30pm. Learn how to use the Visioning Process to discover the life you truly desire. With his passion and playfulness, Robert will inspire you to make it a daily practice. $7. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-232-4079 or milehichurch.org.


Denver Community HU Song–10:30-11am. Join us in Denver or Boulder on each third Sunday for our monthly Community HU Song. HU is an ancient and sacred name for God. The HU is sung for the spiritual upliftment. The HU is nondenominational and can be sung by anyone. Free. ECKANKAR Center of Denver, 5800 E Evans Ave., Denver. 303-756-9287 or ECKANKAR Center of Boulder Valley, 1800 30th St. Suite 208, Boulder. 303-443-1610. eck-colorado.org.

SEPTEMBER 19, MONDAY Don’t Be a “Universal Surrogate” Class – 6pm. Overwhelmed? Are you picking up on other people’s sadness and anxiety?  It doesn’t take long to become a Universal Surrogate and we can help you get rid of it even quicker! This class will teach you how to be compassionate and help others more without taking on their issues. Free. Fast Focusing Center, 88 Inverness Circle E, H-107, Centennial. 303-708-8817. FastFocusingCenter.com.

SEPTEMBER 20, TUESDAY Natural Approaches to Preventing and Handling Arthritic Pain–7-8:15pm. This workshop will review the 2 main types of arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid. We will also discuss the basic tissue changes that occur with each and review the neurological and physiological aspects of arthritis. Complete a personal “stress and arthritis” survey to identify areas of health that are being affected. Gain a better understanding of the causes of arthritis, non-drug treatment solutions and long-term care management. Free. LifeSource Health Partners 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP req’d at 303-934-3600 or LifeSourceHP.com. Brain Balance Achievement Center Informational Lecture–6pm. See description Sept 8. Brain Balance Achievement Center, 1211 Avery St., Golden. 303-278-1780, Golden@BrainBalanceCenters.com or www.BrainBalanceCenters.com

SEPTEMBER 21, WEDNESDAY Prevention through Whole Food Nutrition Workshop–1pm. Want to know how to get those fruits and veggies in everyday?  Come learn these simple, easy steps on accomplishing that important step towards better health! Healthy Smoothies will be served. Free. RSVP Heather 303-753-2665.

SEPTEMBER 23, FRIDAY Scribing the Soul: Transforming Your Life through the Power of Writing–6-8pm Friday, 9am-4:30pm Sat. Featuring Kathleen Adams, a best-selling author, speaker, psychotherapist, and founder of the Center for Journal Therapy. Learn about narrative medicine, memoir writing, poetry and journal writing. Friday: Meet and greet with Kathleen Adams. Saturday Keynote with Kathleen Adams and break out sessions with writing practitioners. $129. Colorado Heights University, 3001 S. Federal Blvd., Denver. 303-480-5130 or PeopleHouse.org.

SEPTEMBER 24, SATURDAY Fundraising Garage Sale–9am-3pm. Angels with Paws Cat Rescue and Adoption Center will be holding this fundraiser. Electronics, tools, music CDs, DVDs, furniture, clothing and much more. There will also be AWP specific items such as t-shirts and tote bags. 2540 Youngfield St, Lakewood. 303-274-2264.

savethedate Spirit Journey October 1, Niwot, 10am–5pm

Learn the history of ancient spiritual practices. In guided meditations, you will “journey” to meet your Spirit Guides and Power Animals and ask questions for guidance. Workshop cost of $150 includes “Shamanic Journeying” and CD by Sandra Ingerman; and a kit of Egyptian Method Earth Acupuncture rods to create sacred space. Please call 303-665-0175 or see KarenRiceKing.com for details.

A Basic 5-Week Meditation October 4, 7-9pm

The skills of meditation can help you achieve a lifelong transformation and not only help you relax but create change in your life. Letting go of the negative and stress; making room for the positive and improve health. Learn the lifelong skills to develop a personal practice in our 5-week meditation. Meditation is proven to reduce stress and improve health. Feeling the results and experiencing the changes in your body. $180 per person. Journey Within inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio, 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Info 720-413-7303 or AnitaDestino.com

The Clear Path Retreat in Crested Butte October 5-9

Feel good on purpose! This retreat from One Whole Health is for women who are ready to remove obstacles from their path and propel forward in their personal and professional lives. Bring clear focus to what you want out of life through creative visualization and equine meditation. Manage your energy instead of your time! Uncover brain chemical deficiencies behind anxiety, weight gain, and addictions! Return home powered with the confidence to attract anything you dream for your life! Info www.onewholehealth.com/events.

Pet Energy Healings October 8, 12-3pm

Set aside some time to get your furry, feathered, or finned friends a pet healing! A pet healing is an aura and chakra clearing for your pet, and can assist your pet in maintaining its health, vitality, and enthusiasm. Our healers work directly with your pet or they can work with a picture. Healings generally take about 10 or 15 minutes. No appointment necessary; just drop in. $10/pet. Journey Within inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio, 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Info 720-413-7303 or AnitaDestino.com.

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

evolve expo: a Springboard for conscious change on 11-11-11 November 11 and 12 at the Denver Merchandise Mart

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

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SEPTEMBER 25, SUNDAY Deva Premal & Miten in Concert–7pm. Concert of sacred mantra music. The Theater at Colorado Heights University (formerly Teiko Loretto Heights University), 3001 S Federal Blvd., Denver. Commonspirit.org.

Spirit Journey–10am-5pm. Learn the history of ancient healing and spiritual practices. Meet your Spirit Guides and Power Animals in guided meditations and ask questions about your life, relationships, and your purpose on earth. Cost includes Shamanic Journeying by Sandra Ingerman, CD, and Earth Acupuncture rods for creating Sacred Space. $150. The Healing Dome, 6374 Niwot Road, Longmont. RSVP Karen Rice King, 303-665-0175, or KarenRiceKing.com.

Rickie Byars Beckwith Unplugged–3pm. Experience Rickie’s inspirational songs and chants, hear stories and tunes from her first book and CD compilation, “Let My Soul Surrender.” Rickie, a revered singer-songwriter, is married to Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith. $20. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-232-4079 or milehichurch.org.

Bella Yoga Anniversary Celebration & Open House–Noon. Normal classes will be followed by celebration at noon. Music, food, beverages, meet your fellow yogis and stay for the ribboncutting. Become a member and enjoy unlimited Yoga. Sign up with a friend for 6 months and receive an extra gift. 9459 Longs Peak Dr. #126, Henderson. 303-227-0446 or BellaYogaInc.com.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4 Get Happy, Get Results! Play Your Way to What You Want–5pm. A powerful, 21-day AbrahamHicks Law of Attraction teleconference program with 3 essential parts: group conference calls, one-on-one calls, and a playbook designed to raise your vibration with fun! $349 by Sept. 20 and $399 afterward. Teleconference. Moderators: Barbara Hagerman 303-667-2223 or barbara@gethappygethappier.com and Lisa Anne Marshall lisaghgh@golive.com. GetHappyGetHappier.com.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 5 The Bio-Mechanics of Auto Injury–7-8:15pm. This workshop also includes a Q & A session with Dr. Keuhn who has over 25 years of personal experience in helping people recover from soft tissue injuries. As a specialist in the field of automobile accidents, Dr. Keuhn understands the complicated aspects of both the medical and legal issues associated with motor vehicle accidents. Free. LifeSource Health Partners 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP required 303-934-3600 or LifeSourceHP.com.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 9 Circling: How to Have Your Own Circle and Why Now? – 1-4:30 pm. Learn to Create Ceremony for Yourself & Community. This is THE time for metaphysical networking! We will experiment, play & try out techniques to tailor a circle that speaks to you. In these uncertain times it is imperative that we empower ourselves & others. Bring a drum or rattle! $20. Holistic Health Center, 3501 S. Corona St., #1, Englewood. RSVP Andrea 720-530-2834 or awomenscircle@yahoo.com. Green Sprouts Festival– 10am-4pm. Fun, festive and educational one-day event for the whole family that celebrates and promotes the nurturing of life through nature. From pregnancy to childhood, parents can learn about and explore eco-friendly, community-involved, natural, and healthy options to raising their families. Sponsored by The Redirect Guide. Location: Denver Zoo.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 12 50 Ways to Find Your Lover–6:30-8:30pm. Stop looking for love and start finding it by using the Law of Attraction. Use EFT to release blocking patterns, find a new lover or impassion an existing one! Experiential. Wednesdays for 6 weeks. No drop-ins. $224. Bring a friend, save $40! Denver or Lakewood. Barbara Hagerman 303-667-2223 or barbara@gethappygethappier. com. GetHappyGetHappier.com.

MONDAY OCTOBER 17 Work is an Expression of YOU–6:30-9pm. Do you leave work feeling drained or unfulfilled every day? It’s time to stop spinning your wheels and discover what you were really meant to do! Interactive workshop identifies your personality type, values and natural talents. $35. Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm (13th & Glenarm in LoDo). Nicole 303-480-5484 or ExpressYou.EventBrite.com.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 18 Intro To Chiropractic–7-8:15pm.How chiropractic works, what conditions respond to chiropractic care, the importance of the nervous system in overall health and the basics of maintaining spinal health. What happens when your back “goes out” and the myth of bones “slipping out of place”. Participants receive a postural analysis or schedule an app’t for an in depth spinal analysis at no charge. Free. LifeSource Health Partners 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP required 303-934-3600 or LifeSourceHP.com.

NOVEMBER 11-12 Evolve Expo: A Springboard for Conscious Change on 11-11-11–Expo features international speakers, breakout sessions, musicians, dance and vendors that support and promote the gathering of individuals that share a common desire to raise the consciousness of humanity and support our planet. Drum circles, dance, and community celebrations. General sessions, keynotes and products that relate to conscious business, alternative health, healing modalities, conscious activism, sustainability, and personal growth. Info 303-731-6695 or EvolveExpo.com.

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Meditation Series – 6:30-8:30pm. A 6-week program to explore the benefits of meditation and your own spiritual essence. Harness the Law of Attraction and experience your own intuition to create real and lasting change! Learn easy, effective skills to relax and recharge. Inner Connection Institute, 2755 S Locust St., Ste 213, Denver. 303-282-9439 or InnerConnection.org.

SEPTEMBER 27, TUESDAY Meditation Series - 10am-Noon. 6-week program explores the benefits of meditation and your own spiritual essence. Harness the Law of Attraction and experience your own intuition to create real and lasting change! Learn easy, effective skills to relax and recharge. Inner Connection Institute, 2755 S Locust St., Ste 213, Denver. 303-282-9439 or InnerConnection.org. New Moon Goddess Circle–7-9pm. NEW AT J4CL! New Moon Goddess Circle with drumming, dance, ceremonies, teachings, and networking. Bring a snack to share and a love offering for the center. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com.

SEPTEMBER 28, WEDNESDAY Meditation Series - 6:30-8:30pm. 6-week program explores the benefits of meditation and your own spiritual essence. Harness the Law of Attraction and experience your own intuition to create real and lasting change! Learn easy, effective skills to relax and recharge. Inner Connection Institute, North Side location, 4325 Harlan St., Wheat Ridge. 303-257-4797 or InnerConnection.org. HUMUH Transcendental Buddhism Satsang–7:30-8:30pm. A gathering of spiritually-minded people. This week will continue a series of Wisdom Teachings by Wisdom Master Maticintin. Explore “Living the Spiritual Life Through Detachment”. Come join us for this intriguing topic. Donations welcome. Full Moon Books and Event Center, 9106 W 6th Ave., Lakewood. 800-3366015, office@humuh.org or HUMUH.org. Heal The Healers–7-9pm. Designed for healers to both give and receive. Share your gifts and get your time of healing on the table as well. All healers are invited. Bring your energy, tools, and snack to share. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, #100, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com.

SEPTEMBER 29, THURSDAY Dowsing and Earth Acupuncture Training–10am-5pm. 2-day training. Learn to dowse land for geopathic and man-made stress, and install copper L-rods to reduce stressful energy fields for greater health and well-being. Cost includes pendulum, dowsing L-rods, training manual, “Slim Spurling’s Universe” by Cal Garrison, and bundle of rods to “cure” your home or office. $350 w/ couples discount. 722 Cardinal Dr., Lafayette. RSVP Karen Rice King, 303-665-0175, or KarenRiceKing.com.

SEPTEMBER 30, FRIDAY Friday Bhakti Yoga–6-7:30pm. The LAST Friday each month, we host a different yoga teacher and studio to teach a donation yoga class with a wellness happy hour to follow. Donation community acupuncture and Thai yoga massage sessions. ALL evening’s proceeds given to the Chanda Plan Foundation. We honor the art of Yoga, giving, sharing, community and having fun. $12, Reg req’d. Denver Integrative Massage School 2414 W. 32nd Ave., Denver. DenverIntegrativeMassageSchool.com.


ongoingevents monday Tools for a Happier Life: Light Lecture Series– Mondays in September; 7:30pm Center of Light. Details see Save the Date section. Community Thai Yoga Massage Student Clinic– 5-7pm, every other wkend 9am-3pm; Tues & Thurs 11:30am-3:30pm, Monday Student practicum sessions available to public! In Thailand you still find traditional, community massage setting. Sessions combine Thai yoga massage with Asian & Western massage techniques. $21/60 min, $28/90 min. Denver Integrative Massage School, 2414 W. 32nd Ave., Denver. App’t req’d 720-252-2716 or danielle@denverintegrativemassageschool.com. DenverIntegrativeMassageSchool.com. Ashtanga Vinyasa Free Flow Yoga w/EmySol – 6:30pm. Exhilarating and complete Yoga practice uses Ujjayi breath to flow from one asana (pose) to another to energize metabolic rate, burn fat, build a firm toned healthy body, increase stamina and develop great strength and flexibility. Call for pricing. No exp. req’d. 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com. Experience The Ancient Art of Qigong Healing– 4-6pm. Ancient Chinese Energy Healing helps to release physical and emotional stress, balance immune system, improve sleep, alleviate vertigo, and more. Full-length in person session available at special summer rates. Call today for your Free Distant Healing. Free. People House, 3035 W 25th Ave., Denver. Jules Love 720-887-3532. Mondays for Moms Yoga Class–9-10am. This class allows stay-at-home moms to practice yoga with others. Find the time to take care of yourself! Bella Yoga offers childcare at a very low cost. We will watch your child(ren) while you practice yoga, meet other stay at home moms, and make some new friends. No dads allowed! 9459 Longs Peak Dr #126, Henderson. 303-227-0446 or BellaYogaInc.com.

tuesday Aura and Chakra Clearing Clinic–5:30-6:45pm. Gain mental clarity, relieve stress and increase creativity with a 10-15 minute clearing. We pick up and carry a heavy energy load. Meditation, sleep and vacations offer release, but now you can add Aura/ Chakra clearing as an option. Student healers will help you clear your own energy field. 8 E 1st Ave, #103. 303-668-2358 or YogaOfTheMind.com. Community Thai Yoga Massage Student Clinic– See detail Mondays. Denver Integrative Massage School, 2414 W. 32nd Ave., Denver. App’t req’d 720-252-2716 or danielle@denverintegrativemassageschool.com. DenverIntegrativeMassageSchool.com.

wednesday Free Healing Energy Clinic in Denver–12:151pm. A healing is an energy clearing, like a psychic massage. During a healing, energy one does not need is cleared, including blocks to growth and flow. Clarity and contentment are restored. Donations appreciated, not req’d. Daytime clinics every Wednesday. Inner Connection Institute, Denver

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location, 2755 S Locust St., Ste 213, Denver. 303282-9439 or InnerConnection.org. Free Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing–6-7pm. A healing is an energy clearing, like an “energy car wash.” During a healing, we release negative energy that is blocking your growth and stopping you from creating the life you desire. Donations welcome. Journey Within inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio, 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. 720-413-7303 or AnitaDestino.com. Ashtanga Vinyasa Free Flow Yoga w/EmySol – 6:30pm. See detail Mondays.Call for pricing. No exp. req’d. 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com.

thursday Community Thai Yoga Massage Student Clinic– See description Mondays. Denver Integrative Massage School 2414 W. 32nd Ave., Denver. Appt req 720-252-2716 or danielle@denverintegrativemassageschool.com. DenverIntegrativeMassageSchool.com Free Healing Energy Clinic in Wheat Ridge–6:307:30pm. A healing is an energy clearing, like a psychic massage. During a healing, energy one does not need is cleared, including blocks to growth and flow. Clarity and contentment are restored. Donations appreciated, not req’d. Mini-readings are available after the clinic- $10. Inner Connection Institute, North Side location, 4325 Harlan St., Wheat Ridge. 303-2574797 or InnerConnection.org. Free Aura and Chakra Healings–6-7pm. Negative energy will be gently removed from your body and then replaced with your own positive energy. You will feel great and be ready take your next steps. Free. Boulder Psychic Institute, 1332 Pearl St, Boulder. 303-530-0920 or BoulderPsychicInstitute.org.

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Events LIGHT LECTURES – Mondays in September at 7:30pm. September 12th Meditation: BasicsBeyond; 19th Spiritual Ways to Improve Work ; 26th Healing Depression/Anxiety. Center of Light, 2300 Forest, Denver. Info 720-308-9944 or Denver.LightLectureSeries.com.

Business Opportunity CURRENTLY PUBLISHING NATURAL AWAKENINGS MAGAZINES – For sale in Birmingham, AL; North Central FL; Lexington, KY; Cincinnati, OH; Tulsa, OK; Northeast PA; Columbia, SC; Southwest VA. Call for details 239-530-1377. 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 people who are health-minded, peopleoriented, and have a heart for helping others. We might be looking for YOU. If you are a person who likes educating others, believes in the power of whole food nutrition, and wants to make a difference in this world, this might be a fit for you. Please contact Heather @ 303-753-2665 for more details and questions. Have a healthy, happy day!

Get Healthy Are you in pain? Looking to achieve optimal performance level for a sport? Do you get migraines? Are you tired? Stop and listen to your body. Chiropractic care can help you overcome any of these problems! Let’s get you to achieve your optimal level of health! Contact me today! Steadman Hawkins Denver Clinic, Dr. Katie Decker, 303-915-7997, LiveWellIntl.com/ members/Dr-Katie-Decker.html.

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Low-Cost Community Wellness Clinic–9am-7pm. 1st and 3rd Fri’s by appt. Therapeutic massage, Brennan Healing Science, holistic bodywork, energy work, cosmetology, stress mgmnt consult, shamanic journey, hypnotherapy, nutritional consult, herbalist, psychic readers, crystal attunements, healing touch, private yoga classes and more! Some practitioners avail throughout the week. $45/sliding scale. Stress Management Services Wellness Coop in Boulder. Call Marie at 720-877-1727 or marie@yourstressmanager.com. Modern-Day Meditation–7:30-9pm. This meditation uses music to guide people to a more calm and open state, to think clearly about solutions for daily life changes and to find a deeper spiritual connection within. Free. Colorado Health and Wellness Center, 126 W 5th Ave., Denver. Center of the Golden One. Diane Walker Allison 800-338-3788 or FreedomWalkNow.com.

saturday Free Yoga In the Park–10-11:30am. Every other Saturday. Sanjibanu Yoga Sansar is offering free yoga in the park for community support. Please join and have fun at Lake Village Park, Thornton. Donations Welcome. Chuna 720-438-4546, 720-988-8666 or YogaSansar.org.

In early stages of conceiving a retreat house and Shamanic healing center in Southern CO. If interested in knowing more or working as volunteer and organizer, please contact John at wlfbearshaman@gmail.com. John is a Shamanic Pressing Healer.

Job Opportunity Salespeople wanted! Earn a generous commission selling ads for Natural Awakenings; 10% for warm leads or appointments or 25% for handling clients. Full time, part time. Must have some sales experience. Will train. Relationship-oriented sales; must like talking to people. Call Terry at 303-770-1981 or Terry@MileHighNAturalAwakenings.com. Earn additional income in 3 days per month delivering Natural Awakenings near your home! We are looking for help in all areas of Metro Denver. Perfect for those with flexible schedules. Must be available for 3 days at the end of the month and have your own transportation. Need reliable, trustworthy people who could use a little extra cash at the end of the month. All mags must be delivered by 1st of each month. Call Doug at 303-770-1981 or email Doug@MileHighNaturalAwakenings.com to learn more.

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