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Posts Tagged With ‘ Motivation ’

This Week’s Boulder Benefactor: Representative Jared Polis

August 9th, 2017

Colorado’s 2nd District is a region ripe with vibrant Rocky Mountain culture, environmental stewardship, scientific achievement, and spectacular access to nature. Representing such a charismatic and alluring region is no trifling prospect–it takes courage, intelligence and strength. It requires a driver for change and a model of progressive morality… That’s why US Representative Jared Polis is AboutBoulder’s first featured Boulder Benefactor–he exemplifies what it means to ‘give back to the community’. Polis lives in Boulder (when he’s not... Read More

Local Favorites, Creative Flow Yoga, and as always More

August 6th, 2017

  Monday 8/7 Get dancing Boulder at this wee’s Free beginner Argentine tango Class. Beginning at 6pm through 7pm by Boulder’s Dushanbe Tea House on 13th, this event will kick off with an all comers lesson—no previous experience needed. Have fun and shake it, and when you’re done grab a bite right next door at the Tea House. For more information and tickets go Here Tuesday 8/8 Ease into your Tuesday with a Creative Flow yoga class at downtown Boulder’s Prana. Free to the public, this playful all levels class will get you focused and enegerqzed for the week ahead. The class runs from... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Peter

July 26th, 2017

You can catch Peter on Pearl Street performing his specialty of juggling with both his hands and feet. Starting at a young age, Peter loved to juggle: but with a twist. He competed in hacky sack competitions and won the world tournament multiple times. This taught him to juggle first with his feet, then his hands; now he juggles with both at the same time. Peter started to preform shows in San Fransisco in 1994, without know what he was doing, but eventually figured it out and hasn’t stopped. He’s preformed all over the world. His favorite places to perform were Prague and Vietnam.... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Martin

June 14th, 2017

Martin is a motivational speaker for the organization Save the Children, and also works with Art from Ashes. He writes and performs poetry for Art from Ashes, which specializes in empowering the youth. Martin says, “I wanted to give back, and I believe one of the best causes is for children because they’re shaping the future.” Martin doesn’t quit there, he also is working on writing a book and an album! He paints and takes photos – and of course, snowboards. Martin visited Colorado in July of last year for two weeks, fell in love, and decided to move here in September... Read More

Girl Power!!: The History of Women in Boulder

June 1st, 2017

In a recent study in Boulder, it was found that the city is leading the nation on gender equity. Currently, the national average for women’s wages are 84% of what men make. In Boulder the average is 88%. Boulder is obviously a special city, leading the nation in multiple avenues from preventative measures for climate change to progressive gender equality. This got me thinking about famous women in Boulder and the steps they have taken to catalyze change in their city and nation. If you were lucky enough to visit the Pioneers: Women Artists in Boulder exhibit last year at the Art Museum at... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Kirt

May 27th, 2017

Kirt is a Colorado native, and has lived all around the State, but finds himself coming back to Boulder for multiple reasons. Six years ago he suffered a terrible brain injury, causing him to lose everything. He was living in a tent in Adams County for a while, then found a home with a lady in Lafayette for four and a half years. He started to seek out social security, and was able to get Social Security Disability Insurance in Boulder because of his brain injury. He also found that “people gave me all the help I needed in Boulder.” He is currently living on the streets, but plans... Read More

Be Bold, Be Boulder

May 25th, 2017

If you’re a running enthusiast in Boulder County you’ve probably heard about the Bolder Boulder 10k run. It’s the third largest road race in the United States and was recently named the best 10K by Runner’s World. There’s usually thousands of spectators, thousands of runners, random entertainment like slip n’ slides and music, outrageous running costumes, and it all starts this Monday on May 29th. The race first started in 1979 as a Memorial Day Tribute that still continues today. The fastest time for the 6.2 mile race occurred in 1995, with a man named Josephat Machuka, who ran it... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Abby

May 18th, 2017

Meet Abby! Abby came to Boulder from New York for the fresh air and the healthy lifestyle Boulder cultivates; what’s kept her here are the many friends she’s made, the concerts, and her newfound independence. Abby contributes her individuality, independence, and grounded character to her experiences at boarding school, which she attended for five years in Connecticut. “It really made me independent and able to come to college so far away from home,” she says in response to one of the biggest lessons she learned while in boarding school. Currently, Abby attends CU; spending any possible... Read More

Faces of Boulder-Pic of the Day!

May 8th, 2017

Meet Taylor Williams!  He will be a graduating CU Buff in a few days!  Congrats! Williams grew up in Denver before moving to Boulder to study Poly-Sci.  He teaches tennis when he isn’t studying and says that he wants to enter into the teaching field!  He said that he would like to teach 5th-8th graders! Good luck Taylor and Go Buffs!    Read More

Faces of Boulder-Pic of the Day!

May 5th, 2017

Meet Daelin!  Daelin was inspired to pursue music education after having great teacher’s of his own. “Music is a big deal to me,” he says, “it would be cool to be that person that teaches other people their own music.” He is currently saving up to attend CU Boulder to continue his passion and beautiful talent while teaching others the art of music.  Read More

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

April 27th, 2017

Last weekend was Earth Day, and Boulder citizens made their zeal for the environment and sustainability known with hikes and conferences downtown, kid’s activities in the park, and films at the Fiske Planetarium at the University of Colorado. Boulder is an exceptionally environmentally conscious town and I thought it would be interesting to look at the history of Earth day and what Boulder citizens have done to help and protect the environment. The first Earth Day occurred in 1970, and was started by then Senator of Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson. After seeing a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara... Read More

Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

April 18th, 2017

“Here’s the thing, man. There has been SO much negativity in the news, lately. SO many terrible things that have happened. SO many people sharing their opinions on things like racism, and gun control, and politics. But you know what? Think of the difference it would make if everyone who raised their voice on these issues actually stood up and tried to change things. People forget- we ALL forget- how much of a difference we can make if we try. Now’s the time, man. Now’s the time.” -James Lowenstein  Read More

Environmental Events

April 16th, 2017

I don’t know about anyone else, but the middle of April always feels kind of bland.  Nothing really special seems to be going on, and we’re in that almost but not quite spring part of the year, so I thought I’d change things up again for this week and have a theme.  This week, we’re looking at events that have to do with sustainability and protecting the environment.  That may sound boring, but I think you’ll find at least one of these events interesting. Starting with Tuesday the 18th, the Boulder Theater is presenting the Recycled Runway for the 8th year in a row.  Hosted by The... Read More

From Canvas to Streets– Street Art in Boulder

March 30th, 2017

Recently, walking around Boulder and taking in the sites, I’ve noticed an ample amount of street art, most notably drawn/painted/stenciled by SMiLE, an anonymous Boulder artist. SMiLE’s repertoire ranges from portraits of Jack Kerouac and Brad Pitt, to a menagerie of animals, most especially cats. A little less than a year ago SMiLE had an exhibition in Boulder titled ‘Streets to Canvas’, and made a profound statement on the website promoting the event. SMiLE states, “Art has always been in the vanguard of the worlds changing consciousness, and Street Art is the contemporary form of this... Read More

Events you need to put on your calender

March 19th, 2017

It may be hard to believe there’s only two weeks left in March, although it has been feeling a lot like spring already. In the spirit of the changing season, here are three fresh events for the upcoming week.   Starting off on Tuesday the 21st from 6:30-8:30 is the Courage Club: Relationship addition.  This event, as the name suggests, focuses on improving a relationship in your life, but not just romantic ones.  They will help with relationships of all kinds, such as roommates, family, co-workers, and purely social ones.  This Club will teach you about how fear may be affecting you in... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day

March 16th, 2017

Keith didn’t think he was going to make it to the summit of the flatirons. He’s from Pennsylvania, but made the trip out to Boulder so he could visit a friend. Keith was worried that hiking mountains that are already a mile high would prove to be difficult. He was especially worried about getting altitude sickness and suffering through horrible headaches – which have been a problem for him in the past. After hearing stories from friends and family that have visited, he was expecting to be out of breath and in need of oxygen almost immediately. But, on the contrary, he found it much easier... Read More

The Events Not Being Advertised

February 19th, 2017

It’s the last full week of the month, and there are some real gems going on that, for whatever reason, are not getting a lot of exposure.  If you want the inside scoop on some lesser known, but fantastic, events this week then you’ve come to the right place. 1.On February 23rd at the Terrain Collective Inc Studio is your chance to experience Pockitudes Storytelling.  These are stories told by people from our own community about life, challenges, hope, redemption, and so much more.  Pockitudes has become a space for anyone to share their stories.  This event will run from 7-9pm and will... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 16th, 2017

“Running clears my head and is a great way for me to relieve stress. I try to get out every day for either physical or mental reasons. I love it because it gives me a freedom unlike anything else. I can zone out completely or focus on certain issues and work it out in my head. Most importantly, beer tastes that much better after a solid run.” Thanks for the insight Josh!  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 10th, 2017

     “I suffered from severe depression since I was 10 years old. The medication I was prescribed never offered me real relief… it mostly made me feel numb. I didn’t agree with the diagnosis, but years of trying to get off medication didn’t work. I finally found my answer [about 7 years ago]. When I first found psychic schools, I thought they were like a cult… and for a while I kept my distance. Growing up in conservative Tennessee gave me a false perception of psychics as well as the abilities I suppressed my whole life. When I finally started taking classes,... Read More

Weighted

February 6th, 2017

Ten feet above my last bolt, I look down and start trying to do calculations. Math that I, admittedly, am not great with, considering the fact that I have never really been able to visually judge distance very accurately. With that in mind, ten feet was probably far less than that. The theoretical and actual fall factors are differentiated by the amount of available rope in the system, and with stretch I’ll fall… how far? Twice the distance between my harness and the previous clip, plus…. The answer didn’t matter. The biggest issue was my apprehension, the fact that I could not find it... Read More

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