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RARE SIGHT CAUGHT ON VIDEO – Mountain Lion Captured Swimming Across Reservoir in Colorado

September 26th, 2020

In an rare and amazing video posted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife – Durango, a mountain lion can be seen swimming across McPhee Reservoir! Check out the video HERE!  Read More

Is Your Muffin Giving You a Muffin Top?

September 17th, 2020

Some studies examining the effect of wheat, barley and rye products on our health, demonstrate that cutting out these products can help us lose weight from “Wheat Belly”. Cutting out these products has been linked to weight loss from the deep visceral fat that resides within the abdomen, what can be represented on the surface as “love handles” or “muffin top”. Over the last 40 years or so, wheat has been hybridized and mutated to grow to a certain height and yield more product per acre. Along with these modifications, the wheat has, over time, become a potential health problem rather... Read More

Historic 36-hour Plunge in Temperature Coming to Boulder!

September 7th, 2020

During the course of this week, Boulder is going to see a historic change in temperature as mid 90’s turn to snow over just 36 hours. Predictions are as high as a 65 degree change in just a few days! Be sure to purge your sprinkler lines and prepare for potential blackouts as these storms can be unpredictable.    Read More

How To Use Your Holiday To Start The Right Sleep Schedule

September 7th, 2020

If you’re struggling to sleep better, chances are what you really need is to hit the reset button on your sleep schedule. It can be really easy to mess your sleep schedule up, whether that’s by staying up later than usual to try and get that extra bit of work done, or you’re sleeping in during your weekends. There’s really no better time to get started on a sleep schedule that’s healthy and adds to your wellbeing than your time off. Being on holiday gives you free license when it comes to experimenting with the number of hours you need to sleep each night. From finding the best bed you... Read More

Colorado’s Hemp Way Foods Caters Hemp Business Awards

September 4th, 2020

In just two weeks, the Indo Expo is coming back to Denver, Colorado. This premier cannabis trade show is focused on building business to business relationships and providing a professional platform for producers, processors, wholesalers and retailers. The show will feature product demonstrations, educational seminars, networking and more! The Indo Expo will also host a Hemp Pavilion featuring USA-made hemp products and services. This is an excellent way to support hemp businesses and entrepreneurs. In celebration of the first day of the Indo Expo, there will be a Hemp Awards Dinner, where the winners... Read More

Top 5 Activities to Combine with Cannabis

August 30th, 2020

Despite the stereotype about cannabis making people lazy, cannabis pairs perfectly with several activities. Physical activity naturally stimulates the ECS by producing its own endogenous cannabinoid, anandamide. Anandamide is known for causing the euphoric sensation after exercise, often referred to as the runner’s high. Consuming cannabis can then compliment physical activity by supplying your ECS with exogenous cannabinoids, like THC and CBD. Here are five of the top activities to combine with cannabis. 1. Hiking Hiking and cannabis have long been a favorite for many. Since cannabis hasn’t... Read More

Cannabis, Stress, and Mental Health

August 28th, 2020

Having recently made a personal commitment to achieve a better work life balance, I find myself feeling encouraged to talk about stress, mental health, and even share a bit about my own life’s stressors. Mental health is very important, and the stress of life’s bountiful challenges can take a toll on it very quickly. Gary Vaynerchuk is quoted as saying, “Everybody has shit”, and he’s right. We all have our own shit in our lives we have to deal with. It can often be easy to get caught up in it, to the point you may not consider other people are going through their own shit, so keep that... Read More

Paying for College When You Don’t Think You Can

August 27th, 2020

Earning a college degree provides benefits for the rest of your life. Your earning power is increased, and it can be easier to find employment. Even when you know that getting your degree makes sense, it may seem impossible. The financial issues surrounding college can seem insurmountable. If you have been out of high school for a while or attended some college and didn’t finish, you may feel like it is too late to go back. Both of these issues have solutions. It has never been easier to work a college degree into your existing life. Online classes are widely available. Some of these classes... Read More

Rabbit Mountain Hike

August 24th, 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

VIDEO: Elk on the Loose in Colorado with a Tire Around it’s Neck

August 10th, 2020

A bull elk has unfortunately managed to get a tire around its neck, as spotted via multiple trail cameras. Colorado Parks and Wildlife are desperate to find the elk as soon as possible in order to remove the tire. Below is the trail camera video thanks to CPW NE Region: Remember this poor bull elk with the tire around his neck? About one month later and he was detected once again on the #trailcam. We would love to catch up with him and free him of that tire. Video camera courtesy of @lookatthedeej near Coniferhttps://t.co/5sGnO2mrnl pic.twitter.com/BLxjGRhpEG — CPW NE Region (@CPW_NE)... Read More

You Can Be Fit With Bee-Nails

August 9th, 2020

There are a lot of product companies that support cannabis as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, but some stand out more than others. Bee-Nails is one company that shines in promoting how cannabis can benefit your overall health and wellness. They are a Colorado vaporizer company with a line of e-nails, vaporizers, glass, and accessories. It’s not just the excellent products they make, or their marketing, that makes Bee-Nails one of the most CannaFitness positive brands on the market. The people and culture behind a company says a lot about the products they make, which is what makes BeeNails... Read More

Yale University Offering FREE Online Course on Happiness

August 7th, 2020

Yale is offering a free online course on happiness though Coursea, a resource offering “world class learning for anyone, anywhere.” According to the Coursera description, “In this course you will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits.”  Read More

Wait, Wait, Don’t Quit!

August 5th, 2020

This is about the time when those who made New Year’s resolutions start to falter. Particularly if your game plan isn’t solid, without barrier busting strategies and back up plans, you might be thinking about dumping your resolution. Instead of quitting, revise your strategy to reboot your momentum. Here are some tips for jump starting your 2016 goal. Re-think the original goal. Was your goal too ambitious? Is it taking longer than you thought it would to accomplish? Perhaps you didn’t write down your plan? Sometimes all you need is to revise your plans, but if you haven’t written down... Read More

Eat More Wasabi and Live Longer!

July 15th, 2020

There is a growing body of evidence showing that eating spicy food can not only add life to your years, they add years to your life! Researchers collaborating from the Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital published the results of a study conducted in China that compared adults who ate spicy foods regularly with those who did not. The study, which gathered data from over 487,000 people aged 30-79, found that people who eat spicy foods 6 or 7 times a week, had a 14% lower risk of premature death for all causes than people who ate spicy foods less than once a week. In... Read More

Women, Fitness and Cannabis Wellness

July 11th, 2020
Ellementa: Global Cannabis Wellness Network for women

Last week I had the wonderful opportunity to be a speaker about Fitness and Cannabis on the panel at June’s Ellementa event. Ellementa is a Global Cannabis Wellness Network for women. They host monthly gatherings in 35+ cities, bringing together women with experts and brands. The group aims to release the stigma surrounding the plant, and hopes to empower women everywhere to ask questions, learn, and educate someone. On the panel alongside me was Olympian and World Champion Joanna Zeiger, PhD. Joanna is the Founder and Coach with Train Away Chronic Pain. They believe the combination of aerobic... Read More

Bear Season in Colorado – Aspen Man Swiped in Own Home

July 10th, 2020

A resident in the Aspen area has been badly injured after being attacked by a bear this morning inside his own home. The bear broke right through the front door and got ahold of the man with a ‘paw swipe’ to the mans head and neck. Aspen authorities used dogs to track down the bear, and euthanized it. There were multiple reports of this bear digging around trash in this area prior to the attack. While bear attacks in Colorado are rare, Aspen region did have 3 last year. It is important to understand the risk factors when living or visiting bear country and to take the proper measures... Read More

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

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