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Boulder Subconscious Specialist Talks Groundbreaking Mind Medicine Practices

June 5th, 2022

Local Boulder resident and Certified LifeLine® Practitioner, Paige Frisone, provided an exclusive interview to AboutBoulder about how The LifeLine Technique® helps heal the mind. Among a society laden with mental disorder and distress, her expertise comes right on time.   AB: What is the subconscious mind and how does it influence our thoughts?   PF: The subconscious mind is the invisible, reflexive, autonomic, reactive part of the brain. Consider an iceberg. What we can see is the conscious, choosing brain. That part controls what I’m saying to you right now. The subconscious, 90-98%... Read More

The Meaning of Halloweening

October 31st, 2021

Ghouls, ghosts, goblins, galore! Today marks one of the most fiery of fall festivities, an opportunity for our world to enter into any other of our choosing. It is an art, really; with tools in the forms of costumes, candy, celebrations of all creatures, characters and imaginative creations. For a couple days, Project Runway becomes accessible to every child who ever dreamed to be someone or something else. The entire world is our red carpet, and behold the zombies a-walkin’. However, it is far too easy to get lost in the perhaps “Americanized,” or “modernized” form of Halloween.... Read More

The Alpaca Impact

February 9th, 2021

Some would argue life is what we make it; that it’s not about what happens to us, but what we do about it. Others would say it is in the “doing” that we lose ourselves completely. Bette Rittinger, Boulder County resident and owner of the Double B R Ranch, emanates the dance of these two lifestyles, by letting life guide the way and then knowing when to run with it. Fifteen years ago, in the midst of her daily duties, Rittinger noticed a trailer drive by advertising alpacas, prompting a curiosity that wound up re-directing her life. Having little knowledge of the species, she inquired... Read More

Get the Mojo for Dojo4!

September 19th, 2020

In the event you are ever questioning what it is that makes Boulder better than the best, check out the mission of Awesome Boulder’s nonprofit organization.  For the past three years, a team of ten trustees and friends have collaborated to fund individual projects and start-up companies around town, and the impact has been immense. Contributing one thousand dollars a month to whichever project is selected, the Awesome team has funded approximately forty projects in forty-months and co-collaborated a co-creative success. Only Boulder could have a philanthropy titled with the word “Awesome,”... Read More

Get On Board the Silver Sage Train

February 12th, 2016

Alan O’Hashi, Silver Sage Village Community resident, hosted his monthly “shmoozer” gathering at The Dairy Center of the Arts on February 9th, at 7pm in the Boedecker Theatre. The name of the event and film screening, “Aging Gratefully: The Power of Community,” introduced an important and developmental movement for the elderly culture: co-housing. O’Hashi, recovering from a septic ulcer and a life-altering lung disease, collaborated a film-full of interviews with Silver Sage residents, located in North Boulder, and the benefit of aging together, successfully. Silver Sage re-defines... Read More

Queer Ye Queer Ye!

January 30th, 2016

On Wednesday, January 26th at 5pm, CU professor Ximena Keogh Serrano hosted a “Queer Coalition” event in the Student Center at Naropa University. Keogh craft-fully led conversation regarding how to navigate the normative demands of this world and how identity and self-concept are wrongfully developed by false narratives (as told by who, and what makes them experts)? Together, the group explored concepts of the gender binary and the influence of language on society, the colors “blue and pink,” as self-constructed theories of “feminine and masculine,” the he/she assumption, labels,... Read More

From Australia to America and Back: Dempsey Does Boulder Right

January 9th, 2016

There is no better way to understand the meaning of Boulder, than to have observed through friendship, the year-long process of foreign exchange student, Matt Dempsey. Dempsey quickly transitioned from “outsider” to “insider,” making his stay here seem short, and his move back home, to Australia, difficult for all the lives he touched in his time here. Having participated in his “Bye Bye Boulder Bash” last week, Dempsey’s imprints on this town remain among us, as well as the impact Boulder has made on him. In the attempt to uncover the heart and core of Boulder, Dempsey’s... Read More

Holidays the Boulder Way…

December 19th, 2015

“Do you see what I see? “Do you hear what I hear? Do you know what I know? A song, a song, high above the trees With a voice as big as the sea.” -Adapted from the Christmas song, “Do You Hear What I Hear?” It’s holiday – “holy day”- time, where gratitude is abundant, generosity is expected and the cheerful spirits, endless. One could think an esteemed city like Boulder is expected to “go big,” in regards to its celebrations. Is that how holidays are done? I challenge you to look closer. Part of what makes Boulder best is the silent and unspoken encouragement... Read More

Jordan’s Journey With Amnesty

December 12th, 2015

In lieu of the recent current events and with 2015 nearing its end, one might be asking how we can contribute to the maintenance of our safety. What does is mean to feel safe, emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually? What is the impact of one individual? What is our worth on this planet and how do we not get bogged down by the immensity of our capacity to destroy? How do we rise to do our part and respond, instead, with our hearts- to heal, to love, to resolve? Jordan Thomas, a twenty-year old Junior at CU Boulder, majoring in International Affairs, has been president of the Amnesty International... Read More

The Stories Behind the Stuffs

November 21st, 2015

Art is usually classified as the end result of some creation, innovation, or production of something constructed from nothing. ArtParts Creative Reuse Center, a newly operating nonprofit in Boulder, located just off 28th street, is brilliant in the way it harbors the possibility of art before it is made. Using 100% donation based products, ArtParts is a home of ideas waiting to be thought of, an opportunity for sparks to fly and light bulbs to go off at the sight of a textile; this store is full of game changers, heaven to any type of artist, dreamer, engineer, assembler, student, crafter, innovator,... Read More

The Joy of Toys

November 14th, 2015

With the holiday season in full swing and Starbucks cup controversies aflame, it’s imperative we resort back to the roots of holiday cheer. What is the substance of holiday celebration? What gives us joy? For adults, perhaps it’s family time. For chefs, maybe it’s the abundant seasonal food opportunity. For children, it may be picking out, trying out, and receiving gifts. Regardless, the underlying theme, for any and all age groups, is a playful spirit; that is the gateway to all things grand. Grandrabbit’s Toy Shoppe exudes all forms of the word “grand;” grand, meaning... Read More

All Hail Andrea (If You Know What’s Good For Ya)

November 7th, 2015

There is no one bolder than Boulder resident, LGBTQ and mental health advocate, social and political activist, artist, and slam poet Andrea Gibson, who performed at CU’s Glenn Miller Ballroom on November 5th at 7pm. Gibson is nothing short of a warrior, and this homcoming stop on this tour was a gift to every listener in the audience. Embodying the strongest, bravest, and most courageous hearts that inhabit this city, Gibson left few with dry eyes by the end of the set, but left everyone with an opportunity to share free hugs afterwards. Gibson writes what people cannot say and stands as... Read More

Read. End Racism. Rule the World.

October 24th, 2015

Often, we resort our hopes for a better tomorrow on the up-and-coming generation. It may be an accurate and genuine wish, but there’s usually a question regarding how the change will happen and what it will look like, leaving space for us to ignore our own impacts. On October 20th at 5:30pm, the YWCA Community Center of Boulder hosted a “Reading to End Racism” event, targeted at elementary school kids as part of a philosophy and organization called “Raising Little Heroes.” There laid the evidence that will renew the hope we’ve projected onto kids to fill our gaps and fix our... Read More

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Refuse!

October 17th, 2015

eTown Hall, an eco-friendly event facility located on Spruce Street, hosted a highly essential Zero Waste Boulder event on Thursday, October 15th, to educate and discuss Boulder’s environmental goals and action steps to becoming a more sustainable community. In the past year, eTown has recycled 127,000 pounds worth of material and 6,800 pounds of compostable items. They have 246 solar panels on their roof to preserve energy use and help pair with other businesses to share their vision of being carbon netural. John “Digger” Pelàez, eTown Director of Operations, sees this mission as a... Read More

It’s All Good With Dr. Jane Goodall

October 3rd, 2015

She walks onto the stage softly, slowly. She stalls, observing the stadium, an audience of eight thousand animals sitting before her in the crowd. “HOO-HOO-HOO HA-HA!” She speaks, “That is chimpanzee for, ‘hello.’ I bring into this space the voice of the animal.” Eighty-one year old Dr. Jane Goodall spoke at CU’s Coors Event Center on the evening of October 1st at 7:30pm. The largest lecture crowd to date, Dr. Goodall touches upon every prevalent topic of conversation happening today: air pollution, water polution, poverty, animal behavior and morality, Africa, Syria,... Read More

The Blind Way or the Highway

September 26th, 2015

For someone who cannot see, Boulder’s Unseen Bean Coffee Shop owner of twelve years, Gerry Leary, has incredible vision. The art of Leary’s blind roasted coffee production stemmed from a San Fransciscan coffee shop decades ago, upon discovering the foreign noise of a coffee roaster. With greater insight, deep exploration and thorough tutorials, Leary resigned his profession in car mechanics to something he discovered requires merely “a timer and a thermometer to do this right” (Leary). Despite the vast population claiming one must see the color of the bean to produce good, proper... Read More

Prime Adventure Time

September 15th, 2015

This past weekend, Boulder Theater hosted the 11th annual homegrown Adventure Film Festival, showing over thirty films, encapsulating over thirty stories of life in the wild. This festival was particularly impactful as it was founded by thirty-five year old Boulder resident, Jonny Copp, who passed tragically in an avalanche on an expedition in China in 2009, as well as thirty-two year old Micah Dash and twenty-four year old Wade Johnson. This film festival honored the lives and memories of the highly respectful adventurers and alpinists through stories that highlighted the spirit of adventure,... Read More