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Wake and Wellness

July 7th, 2020

For me, the morning is the most important part of my day. I like to wake up early, around 5:00 or 6:00, to enjoy the sunrise and peacefulness the morning has to offer. This time sets my mind and body for the rest of the day, so I try to make it as productive and beneficial to get it started on good vibes. However, I wake up daily to one of my cats crawling all over me and meowing in my face until I get out of bed. He really likes his snacks and to be let outside on the deck to watch the birds. I then start the coffee and consume cannabis. I suffer from idiopathic epilepsy with grand mal seizures,... Read More

Boulder Camper and his Dog vs a Bear

July 7th, 2020

Early Monday morning, a camper in Boulder came face to face with a bear tearing through his camp. After the bear threatened the camper and his dog, the man ended up shooting and killing the bear. The camper claims the bear lunched at his dog before he made the decision to shoot, so no charges will be filed as he acted in self defense. It is important to stay vigilant when outdoors in Boulder, even with all of its expansion, it is still a meeting place between wilderness and civilization.  Read More

Rabbit Mountain Hike

July 2nd, 2020

  Rabbit Mountain is large wide-open park just north of Longmont and south of Lyons off of Hwy 66. The park boasts a total trail miles of 6.1 and is open to hikers, leashed dogs, equestrians, and bicyclists. I recommend heading for the Eagle Wind Loop Trail, 2.5 mile loop. After you head up the trail from the parking lot, you’ll reach the service road and then begin the Eagle Wind trail. It is not a super steep incline at any point but there is an incline. The trail winds through open meadow to mountain brush and ponderosa pines giving multiple views to the western mountains and then... Read More

Can I Consume Cannabis Before Working Out?

June 29th, 2020

Since cannabis is legal for recreational use in ten states and counting, one of the most common question that comes up is “Can I use cannabis before working out?” The answer is yes. More and more athletes are coming out of the green closet to discuss their cannabis use and how it affects their athletic performance.  Olympian and World Champion Joanna Zeiger, PhD is the founder and coach with Train Away Chronic Pain. She is a cannabis advocate and often discusses how cannabis has helped her manage chronic pain symptoms and provide a restful night’s sleep. Other athletes such as Anna Symonds... Read More

Cannabis Committee Clearing the Air for Consumers

June 28th, 2020

With cannabis legalization rapidly spreading across the world, the selection of products available are growing quickly. The numbers of consumers and products are growing, and deciding which products to consume with the desired effects and proper dosage can be overwhelming! Consumers now have a tool available to help clear the air of confusion. Cannabis can be complicated, but the Proper Cannabis Committee, a group of passionate experts, has been working to rate and review cannabis products for the past year! The Committee removes biases by testing product samples without any branding or packaging.... Read More

Cannabinoids for Fitness

June 27th, 2020

Earlier this week, I had the honor of presenting “Cannabinoids for Fitness” at the Cannabis Science Conference East in Baltimore, MD. The Cannabis Science Conference is the world’s largest and most technical cannabis science expo. It pulls together cannabis industry experts, instrument manufacturers, testing labs, research scientists, medical practitioners, policy makers, and interested novices with the goal of improving cannabis science. It was an incredible educational conference and I’m proud to share some of our presentation data with you today! Research is showing that cannabinoids... Read More

The Top 5 Things to do in Boulder this Summer!

June 21st, 2020

Boulder is one of the most scenic and thriving cities in the world all year round. So whether you’re a local or planning a trip, here are our top 5 things to do in Boulder this summer! Hike in Eldorado Canyon State Park Boulder is packed with gorgeous hiking terrain, from quick and easy adventures like Red Rocks Trail at Settlers Park, to the Mesa Trail. One of our top ‘must do’s’ is to hike around Eldorado Canyon. If you need help deciding what trail, Rattlesnake Gulch is the one! It takes you past the ruins of the Crags Hotel followed by views of the Continental Divide! Remember, always... Read More

How Dog Owners Can Make Moving Day Go Smoothly

June 20th, 2020

For many homeowners, moving day comes with a lot of stress. There’s just so much to plan for and so many little details to take care of that it can be difficult to face it with a calm and clear mind. When you have pets to worry about at the same time, it can be overwhelming. Even if your dog is well-behaved and has no health issues, there’s still the fear that he’ll get lost or injured during all the activity on moving day. Not only that, but many animals become anxious when faced with big changes, which can affect their behavior, appetite, and sleep cycle. Fortunately, there are several... Read More

THE GREAT ESCAPE! Wallaby on the run in Colorado

June 18th, 2020

A Wallaby named ‘Surprise’ has escaped from an animal sanctuary in Aurora, sparking 911 calls of a Kangaroo on the loose. If you spot Surprise, do not approach the animal and call the Zoology Foundation at 303-951-8813 immediately.  Read More

SHOCKING! – Did the Boulder Real Estate Bubble Just Burst? Median Home Prices Dip Below $1 Million

June 16th, 2020

While Real Estate across the country seems to be holding strong, Boulder is seeing a trend downward of median home prices. With interest rates low, home prices should actually climb, on average, so seeing such a dramatic drop is alarming to investors. In April, Boulder was seeing a median price of over $1.1 million, which has dropped all the way down to under $875k in May. For those looking for a home in Boulder, this could be a once in a lifetime buying opportunity.  Read More

Where Can I Get a Cannabis Massage in Colorado?

June 14th, 2020

Cindy Sovine and her team recently submitted their application to open Utopia, which will be the nation’s first full service cannabis spa. It will be a safe space for cannabis infused yoga and massages. They also plan to carry hemp products for health and beauty, as well as offering meditation, and acupuncture services. I attended the Seven Points World Tour, in Denver, where I had the pleasure of seeing Cindy speak in person. She has a very moving story, and her passion to advocate for the health benefits of cannabis is quite apparent. Although the application was just submitted recently, I’m... Read More

Get Healthy for Hemp History Week

June 13th, 2020
Hemp History Week

This weekend, the cannabis community is wrapping up Hemp History Week. What started as a movement to raise awareness and support for industrial hemp has quickly turned into the largest national grassroots effort to restore strong support for industrial hemp farming in the United States. Running June 4-10, this is the 9th annual campaign which brings together “grassroots organizers, leading hemp product manufactures, farmers, and advocates from all walks of life who are working to change federal policy on industrial hemp in the US.” Hemp has so many uses that it’s not only healthy for you,... Read More

Running for a Reason

June 13th, 2020
Running for a reason_Ragnar Trail

In addition to our other 10 races we are running this year, my husband and I decided we wanted to build a team of 8 athletes to complete a Ragnar Trail relay. We had no idea it would be one of the best weekends ever! When I became the team captain, I was a little hesitant about coordinating a team. We needed an additional 6 runners to run a total of 14.4 miles each to total 114.4 miles and we wanted team members to be open to cannabis use and promotion. A couple other cannabis athletes we knew joined the team to support the cause. Marie Peel, co-founder of Denver’s luxury transportation service... Read More

Personal Trainers Consume Cannabis

June 12th, 2020

I am a sponsored trail runner and personal trainer and I incorporate cannabis in my daily training routine.  Specifically, I consume either flower, concentrates or edibles before hitting the gym, trails or yoga sessions.  I also apply topicals to achy joints, such as my knees and shoulders and consume hemp foods throughout the day. Cannabis is a powerful anti inflammatory, and when consumed before a training session, allows me to focus mentally. This helps me maintain longer training sessions. My husband, Antonio DeRose, also uses cannabis as a part of his daily health and fitness routine. We’ve... Read More

Treating ITBS with Cannabis

June 12th, 2020

If you’re thinking about becoming active, there are a few things to consider to avoid injuries. If you’re already living an active lifestyle, you don’t want an injury to slow you down. However, many athletes who participate in activities where the knee is bent repeatedly experience a common injury. Most commonly called the overuse injury, running, cycling, hiking and walking long distances can cause iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) or IT band syndrome. Mostly affecting endurance athletes, the injury affects tissue that runs from the hip down past the knee. Usually, the injury manifests as... Read More

Cannabis for Your Pets

June 7th, 2020

Chances are you have a furry member of your family. All mammals have an ednocannabinoid system to help maintain balance within the body and optimize proper functions.  Your furry friend can provide perks to your overall health and wellness too. This is probably one of the reasons 68 percent of all households in 2017 within the United States own pets.  Playing with animals, especially puppies, has been shown to increase levels of serotonin and dopamine, which are the hormones that make you feel good. When the hormones are released, it helps reduce stress levels and can help improve memory and... Read More

Missing Dog Found and Rescued from Large Cliff in Boulder County

June 6th, 2020

A terrifying few days have come to a happy conclusion as a family dog has been rescued from a cliff after days of being missing. The dog, a yellow lab, disappeared from a campsite earlier this week, only to be found stranded on top of a cliff above raging water. Check out the full story from 9news here!  Read More

Boulders’ Kimbal Musk, brother of Elon Musk, helps Restaurants around Colorado Reopen

June 2nd, 2020

As the world watch a major accomplishment of SpaceX launching American Astronauts into space, the founder of SpaceX’s brother, Kimbal Musk, is helping Colorado restaurants ‘launch’ into a new beginning after the Coronavirus pandemic ravished the industry. Kimbal Musk is helping coordinate safety measures needed to restaurants to open in a way that preserves the health of employees and patrons. He has been working with Governor Jared Polis as well as other officials in Boulder top help shape regulations for reopening.  Read More

Boulder County Town Named Second Richest in the State

June 1st, 2020

Superior, a town in Boulder County, has been named the second richest City in Colorado, following only The City of Cherry Hills Village. According to HomeSnacks.net, Superors median income is a stunning $126,430/year with a population of just over 13k. For comparison, the City of Boulder had a medium income of $66,117, which was ranked 57 on HomeSnacks list of Colorado cities.  Read More

5 Cannabis Brands Sponsoring Athletes

May 31st, 2020

More and more cannabis companies are beginning to see the value of sponsoring athletes. By promoting cannabis as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, it does more than give your brand association with health and fitness. It also helps to disprove the age-old stereotype that people who consume cannabis are lazy, which helps to change the perception of cannabis, and will lead to further legalization. Below I’ve collected five cannabis brands sponsoring athletes that aren’t in any particular order. Each one is a company I feel is supporting athletes and assisting in the overall positive cultural... Read More