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Posts Tagged With ‘ Prosperity ’

 

The Early History of Colorado and the University

February 2nd, 2017

Before Thomas Jefferson signed the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, and before Colorado became a state in 1876, the area was settled by numerous Native American tribes, predominantly inhabited by the Arapaho. The Arapaho were successful nomadic hunters, expanding their presence through trade, warfare, and alliances with other tribes. They were closely allied with the Cheyenne, which allowed their hunting territory to expand greatly and made them a formidable force. Much of their culture revolved around the idea of a warrior, which included not only skills in combat, but also in keeping peace, and in... Read More

On the Death of a Stranger

September 27th, 2016

A girl I knew in high school posted childhood pictures of the two of them, without caption or commentary, and the grainy stills did not sit well with me. Her intention, it was unspokenly clear, was more than reminiscent. A cursory web search of his name returned first a years-old news story from the town in which we all grew up, detailing his arrest after having fallen through the ventilation system of the administrative building of a local housing development, his afterhours violation neither validated nor explained in its absurdity by the article. The image was so quintessentially Kyle – an... Read More

To My Dearest Boulder, Part II: We Need To Talk

September 13th, 2016

So far in my adult life, I have lived in some of the country’s most expensive places. In Manhattan, where I first went to school, I was on a fairly generous scholarship from the university I attended, and was thusly shielded from many of New York’s financial perils, but they were always in full view beyond my walls. In Honolulu, I broke my body waiting tables, and then eventually donned a tie for the State, moving papers from one side of my desk to the other, a white-shirted picket in the bureaucratic fence. I got by. And now I find myself in Boulder, a city that is certainly by no means cheap.... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

April 1st, 2016

“I know how to turn away from the wrong crowd. When I had to leave my church, it was a Pentecostal church, and I left one night and they had weapons in the church and everything. They were going to try and hurt me. I left right on time. I got in the car, me and my dog, and we took off. They were a cult. I could feel the pressure of their pressure system, so I just took off…We never went back to those people again. It taught me to find the right group of people to be with.” -Lisa Powers  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

March 12th, 2016

“I want to spend as much time as possible living in foreign countries. That has been the best and most amazing thing I have done in my life so far…That’s what my goal really is, to see as much as possible. It saddens me how we have this one beautiful sphere of life in a vast ocean of nothingness. We are on a rock spinning around a ball of fire and we can’t appreciate that enough to not kill our planet. But I am hopeful; I think there is a lot of good stuff happening.” -Patrick Glynn  Read More

The Man. The Myth.The Legend.

March 6th, 2016

    I was almost done. I knew I had to “pitch” my idea to somebody who had been there before. Someone who had successfully done it. Someone who had navigated this treacherous and unfamiliar territory. I knew just the guy. About a year and a half ago, I decided to start writing a column for About Boulder while I diligently worked on my first book, in addition to several of my own personal blogs. As I neared completion of my book project, I starting to get excited. I knew I had put in the hours and had a very solid foundation built for my entry into the world of authorship. I was proud... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day

January 13th, 2016

Rob Levy moved with his wife and two young children to Boulder just over four years ago from New York.  Like so many transplants, he was drawn to Boulder’s nature and easy living. He says that they wanted to shift their lifestyle from concrete to grass. From skyscrapers to mountains. Coming to Boulder gave Rob the freedom to expand. He says, “There’s something very beautiful about a restart in life. In NY, I was involved in coaching and I owned a high end woodworking company. The outdoor activities were few and far between. I felt like life was passing me by.” Fast forward and his days... Read More

6 Famous Boulderites You Should Know

January 13th, 2016

We can’t say for sure if being in Boulder makes you a better or more successful person, but these celebrities from our fair city lend some credibility to the notion. And since we aren’t a gossip site, these won’t all be film and TV stars. We are showing you real people from Boulder who did, and are doing, interesting and popular things with their lives. 3OH!3 Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte make up the electronica group 3OH!3, which received national success with their song “Don’t Trust Me”. They gained even more attention when they collaborated with Ke$ha... Read More

Increase Peace and Productivity: Mindful Leadership at Work

October 7th, 2015

If you’re like most professionals these days, you often feel stressed, overwhelmed and distracted. Naropa’s Authentic Leadership Center (ALC) offers evidence-based solutions to shift these destructive patterns while increasing focus, productivity and well-being through cutting-edge trainings and events. Fall “Mindful Workplace” Event Series in Boulder Monday night kicked off the ALC’s Fall “Mindful Workplace” event series at Naropa’s Nalanda campus at 6287 Arapahoe in Boulder. The ALC provides cutting-edge training for global leaders from every sector integrating transformational... Read More

Where was Boulder’s Dushanbe Teahouse Made?

September 23rd, 2015

One of the most common pieces of advice a Boulderite will give to a new resident is “Go check out the Dushanbe Teahouse,” but what’s so special about a teahouse? Well, ours was handcrafted in Tajikistan during the Cold War, and kindly shipped by our sister city of Dushanbe. The rebuilding of the teahouse in Boulder was an awesome accomplishment which nearly did not happen. The idea of a sister city or twin town developed from the Cold War following WWII. The point was to form legal and social bonds between disparate cultures, and even promote relationships between former enemies.... Read More

Transforming Business, Society and Self

September 9th, 2015

Want to build your capacity to actualize a new future for yourself and the world? That’s the purpose of the U.Lab transformational leadership course launching this month at the Boulder Impact Hub as described in this video by course-leader C. Otto Scharmer:  The first U.Lab started last January engaging 30,000 people from 190 countries– with practice groups sprouting up around the world helping to grow a locally rooted, globally connected community of change-makers. The Boulder Impact Hub is hosting U.Lab groups for this round offering additional coaching and group support. Come check... Read More

Success is a Values Game

August 26th, 2015

Every decision in life is informed by your values. The more conscious you are of those values, the more satisfied and successful you will be. For example, if you’re going out to grab a quick lunch in Boulder: Is your impulse to get Fast Food– maybe because you value convenience, you love the taste, or you’re on a budget? Or would you be more likely to go get something from a store like Alfalfa’s– because it’s healthier, it’s local, or your friends hang out there? As much as our values influence our lives, it’s common for them to play more of a subconscious... Read More

Fully-Focused, Man.

August 24th, 2015

“I’m fully-focused, man, my mind on my money, my money on my mind, got a mill’ out the deal, and I’m still on the grind.” 50-cent Have you ever been completely “in the zone”? What does that feel like? You feel invincible, unbeatable and unstoppable. You are dialed-in. Nothing can distract you from the task at hand. I’ve felt this in the middle of an engineering exam. I’ve felt this on the baseball field. I’ve even felt this shooting 3-pointers in the middle of a basketball game. Nothing could stop the basketball from going in the basket. How do you recreate these feelings to... Read More

The Easy Way Out

July 13th, 2015

Just the other day I overheard an older gentleman talking about somebody he knew who had an impressive college degree from a very prestigious institution who was apparently, “taking the easy way out”. The young man that he spoke of was working a dead-end night job somewhere for very little pay. The job was barely getting him by and apparently, he wasn’t “using” his college degree. He was a failure to this older gentleman. This kid was apparently “afraid” to pursue a career in the field that he had studied in school. The man continued, saying that this young man wanted to release... Read More

Missy J: The Fairy Godmother of Natural Candy

July 7th, 2015

Hard-working, innovative, and creative entrepreneurs are not your average joes. But in Boulder, they seem to be around every corner. The start-ups I’ve encountered each week have been full of excited, hard-working and inspirational people that will all say the same thing about their business: “We are still a small company, and we have our values”. And despite sales and outreach being far from small, each remains humble and driven to stick to the Boulder-esque natural food company ideals. Oddly enough, “just around the corner” is quite literally where I ran into Jodi Feinhor-Dennis,... Read More

The Fuel to YOUR Fire

June 22nd, 2015

We all possess a secret power deep within us. This secret power has the ability to create and manifest anything that we want in our lives. It is an unlimited catalog that we can place “orders” with, whenever we want. It will give us anything that we want, we just have to ask. Maybe it is wealth, success, new cars or just happiness – whatever it is we can have it. Period. So how do we unleash this power? Visualization. Visualization is the fuel to our internal-fire. Visualization is our connection to an infinite supply of wisdom, creativity and wealth. The Universe is always working to give... Read More

Childlike Strength

June 8th, 2015

“You possess a kind of inner force that seeks to guide you toward your Life’s Task – what you are meant to accomplish in the time that you live. In childhood this tone was clear to you. It directed you towards activities and subjects that fit your natural inclinations, that sparked a curiosity that was deep and primal. In the intervening years the force teds to fade in and out as you listen more to parents and peers, to the daily anxieties that wear away at you. This can be the source of your unhappiness – your lack of connection to who you are and what makes you unique. The first move... Read More

Entrepreneur – The Dirty Word That My Dad Hates

May 18th, 2015

A true entrepreneur is not just somebody who doesn’t like to work for others. It is somebody who has a burning desire to create new systems and build upon existing ones. An entrepreneur is always thinking of ways to improve everything they come in contact with. Successful entrepreneurs have a part of them that is extremely lazy. This laziness is what causes them to relentlessly think of new ways to make things easier on everybody. They are obsessive problem-solvers; they see every challenge as an opportunity to show people a better way of doing something. The typical office environment drives... Read More

I Am So Incredibly Grateful For…..

May 11th, 2015

I am so incredibly grateful for all of my readers. I am so incredibly grateful for the opportunity that I have every day to help people fight for their dreams. I am so incredibly grateful for all of the blessings and opportunities in my life…. These are 3 items that came straight off of my “100 things I am grateful for” list. There are plenty more where that came from and I want to extend a challenge to all of my friends and family to do the same. My mom and I get together about once a month to watch “The Secret”. It is one of our favorite motivational videos of all time. There are so... Read More

Unbeatable.

May 4th, 2015

Love him or (most likely) hate him, Floyd “Money” Mayweather has proved yet again that he is unbeatable. 48-0. He is one win shy of tying Rocky Marciano’s record of 49-0. Floyd intends to tie the record in September and then retire as one of the greatest pound-for-pound boxers of all time. He is very clear about this goal. I have no doubt that he will accomplish it. Mayweather started his professional career as “Pretty Boy Floyd” and was just a shadow in the background of Oscar De La Hoya’s spotlight. Mayweather was winning fights but he was not nearly as famous as he is now. He was... Read More