Testimonials from our Customers

“I look forward to reading the lotus guide every month for many years. I love the articles. I also appreciate ideas on new books to read. Best is information on alternative health practitioners that are in my area. It is really informative and authentic. I love topics on the environment and health issues. I feel grateful to have the lotus guide as a personal resource. ”
Elaina M. Chico, CA (Yelp)
“Lotus Guide gives an alternative voice to a community that is not always visible. The articles are great and I love the classified ads to find practitioners in our area and beyond. The North State has much to offer and Lotus guide makes it possible for us to find each other.”
Pamm L. Chico, CA (Yelp)
“Lotus Guide is a wonderful resource for the Northern California community for alternative health. Fun, uplifting and an all around feel good read. Dhara and Rahasya are also fantastic to work with for ads and marketing like minded business'. It's a win win :) Thank you Lotus Guide for all the beautiful work you do.”
Jody McNicholas (Yelp)
“The old statement that advertising pays is usually true, however, we have found ‘enormous success’ in our advertising with the Lotus Guide. Sales of advertised items increased dramatically and everyday customers come in and ask for “that product advertised in the Lotus Guide!” Locals supporting locals really is a win win situation and for us, this proves it.””
Donald Payne (S&S Organic Produce) Chico, CA
“Finding alternative news is easy with the Lotus Guide. Be healthier, read what spiritually, & environmentally caring people are doing. Discover the latest in science, health and local services. Learn about all the exceptionally creative people from all around the north state. Find events that interest open, like minded people. Lotus Guide is there to help build a supportive, conscious community. ”
Pamela Mosley Paradise, CA
“I am very pleased with Lotus Guide -both the online newsletter and the magazine! I have had more than a few wonderful new clients as a result of Lotus Guide. I also appreciate greatly the time and care Rahasya and Dhara and staff took to help me set up my ad,and “clean up” my clip art so that it would look better in the ad. Due to my small budget for advertising I need to be careful about where and how I place my ads, and Lotus Guide has proved to be a wonderful and essential promotion source for my work-thank you!!”
Evanne Jordon
“We arrived in town in not knowing anyone and we wanted to build a client base as quickly as possible. Advertising in the Lotus Guide helped us to reach out to a wide audience of like minded people. After just one month our business is blossoming. Of all our advertising dollars spent, the Lotus Guide has brought us the most return on our investment. Thanks so much for being here and being so ready to help newcomers to the Chico area.”
Ira & Susie Greene (NAET Allergy Elimination Clinic)
“Everyone reads Lotus Guide in Chico. Rahasya and Dhara write excellent and sometimes controversial articles about local and or global issues. They are not afraid to put it on the table for discussion. I also read the advertisements because you can see what businesses are in town at any given time. If you have a business and are new to Chico or just live in Chico, Lotus Guide is your best bet for advertising to promote your business. I have known Rahasya and Dhara for 12 years and they are both very friendly and approachable. Two thumbs up for Lotus Guide!”
Susan E. Corning, CA
“The Lotus Guide consistently provides cutting-edge articles that keep readers informed about new discoveries with interviews with leaders in their fields. Everyone I know looks forward to the new issue. All the advertisers are holistic and can be trusted. The graphics are colorful and the covers innovative. I know of no competitors to the Lotus Guide in Northern California. ”
Gayle Kimball Chico, CA
“Everybody I talk to loves this magazine and the two people who run it. In the 12 years they’ve been around (Since 2004) I have heard nothing but great comments on their exceptional work and the positive influence they have in the community. They also support other organizations that do outreach in the community. It’s no big surprise that they have no competition in the entire north valley area of northern CA. ”
Bill Tucker
“Rahasya and Dhara, I was trusting spirit when I called to place a last minute ad with you two months ago. You went out of your way to stretch your deadline to accommodate me and you were so kind about it. Best of all, I have had a great response to my ad from some wonderful people. I was touched that you published my “HorsePower” article and so appreciate your encouragement when I first mentioned wanting to write something. Thank you for your service to community and growth.”
Mari Rubens
“Thank-you thank-you thank-you… Dhara, Rahasya, and your team, for the Lotus guide! Of the advertising venues I have tried over this first year of my business, the Lotus Guide is the only one that has brought me results. As a new business, it is hard to decide on where to spend your advertising dollars and as soon as Deanna approached me with the opportunity to use the Lotus Guide, it felt right. I have found that the business that has come from the Guide has paid for cost of advertising and then some. But it is not only the advertising that impresses me, it is the genuine care that you put into it. You help advertisers to create a nurturing and supportive community, you encourage articles from the advertisers on topics of interest and bring people and workshops to our area so that we don’t have to go outside the Chico area to get the training and information we seek. It is a central point where we can go to search for quality services in our own community. There is a lot of work that goes into the Guide and keeping the Website updated with events, and I for one am very appreciative. I consider it an honor to support the Lotus Guide. ”
Jo Mardian (Omni-Touch)
“One of the things I appreciate about the Lotus guide is that it covers stories that aren’t being covered by traditional news media. I value reading an alternative perspective that often stems from a compassionate consciousness aimed at informing and helping our community & planet at large. In addition to the articles, the classified ads offer great services for those who wish to explore holistic, mind/body healing modalities and practitioners in the North State. Thank you Dhara and Rahasya for creating and providing such a wonderful resource.”
Annalisa Cunningham, Chico CA (Yelp)
“There is simply no other magazine like the LOTUS GUIDE in the Northern part of the Central Valley. Every issue is packed with tips and articles about how to live a better, fuller life on all kinds of levels, physical, emotional, spiritual and practical too.   You always find interesting, intriguing even stories about totally alternative topics that you certainly wouldn’t find dealt with elsewhere and in this regard, you feel that there’s something here for everyone. YES, it is totally refreshing to pick up a new copy somewhere in our region and kudos to them BTW for their efficiency at distributing this magazine as far around as they do.”
Gerard Ungerman, Respectful Revolution (Yelp)
“An excellent magazine…. A wonderful group of creative, talented and brave and caring people. Discover all kinds of great ways to help yourself with stumbling blocks or health issues. Wonderful book reviews and find local health services!!!!”
Elizabeth Daniels, Cohasset CA (Yelp)
“I began advertising in the Lotus Guide in the Summer of 2015 and have benefited from a steady increase in new client leads and exposure to the community. Rahasya and Dhara have been quite helpful in making the process as streamlined and “painless” as possible! I look forward to continued growth for my clinical nutrition and detox consultation practice, and new opportunities to offer my services to Northern Californians and beyond. Together, the Lotus Guide continues to spread it’s message to a wider audience, and I receive the opportunity to help make Chico and it’s surrounding communities healthier and happier! Adrian Baume, L.Ac, MSTCM www.beyondfunctional.com Clinical Detoxification, Nutritional Testing, Acupuncture-Phone Consults and Local Treatment”
Adrian Baume, Beyond Functional (Advertiser)