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‘Forest Bathing’ is the Newest Trend in Colorado

September 17th, 2019

The trend does not include actual bathing, luckily, and does not necessarily even need to take place in a forest. Instead, forest bathing is an act of meditation and mindfulness meant to help you connect with nature, others, and yourself. “The point is to slow down and truly tune in your senses to the nature that surrounds you,” certified forest therapy guide Leona Campbell told Denver7. “We make our way though sight, what are the sounds, how does this feel, what are the smells?” she said. “Just a way of bringing ourselves into the present moment in a way we so rarely do.” Forest bathing... Read More

Tonight’s Word is Inevitability  

September 15th, 2019

There’s a threshold that everyone crosses between childhood and adulthood. For some people, stepping across that threshold is akin to getting a boost of rocket fuel. I’ve known people who met and exceeded all expectations. They excelled at prestigious universities and entered lucrative professions. One even spent time working in the White House.* Aided by family, friends, and a considerable amount of luck, the path through their threshold likely shone brightly. For most people, that threshold is covered in fog. You look across it and catch shadowy glimpses of possibilities. Years spent grappling... Read More

Aaron Morgan Brown

September 14th, 2019

A KS native, Aaron Morgan Brown has long standing ties to CO and is a part-time resident. He earned his BFA from the University of Kansas and MFA from Syracuse University. Awards include a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. He has been involved with a few artist residencies, most recently in Paonia, CO and Taos, NM.     AMB’s paintings are views of an alternate, interior world, informed by observation and imagination. Personal mythologies, musings, and conundrums are woven together with impressions of the world at large, carefully composed to form oblique narratives, and... Read More

Melissa Furness and Ashley Eliza Williams at K Contemporary

September 14th, 2019

Despite its relatively recent arrival to the Denver art scene, K Contemporary has already established itself as one of the city’s premier galleries. Conveniently located in historic LoDo, they host a wide variety of contemporary art from local, national, and international names. The spacious, lofty gallery provides the perfect setting for art enthusiasts to spend an afternoon. Their latest exhibitions from Ashley Eliza Williams and Melissa Furness are especially intriguing and push the boundaries of traditional oil painting. Williams’ latest solo exhibition is titled, Communication... Read More

Get Better Sleep With Restorative Yoga: A Simple 3-Step Routine

September 13th, 2019

The weather is cooler, and the days are getting shorter which means that melatonin will kick in earlier. However, if you’re a busy, multitasking individual with an overactive mind (likely most of us), getting adequate sleep at a decent hour can seem like a difficult, near-impossible endeavor. This is where restorative yoga comes into play. There are many different types of yoga, and it’s about time this particular style gets its due. You don’t have to constantly be sweating in a heated room to reap the same benefits that a more static practice has to offer—calmness, reduced stress,... Read More

Empower Field at Mile High? – 20 Better Suggestions

September 13th, 2019

Just recently, the Denver Broncos announced the new name for their football stadium.  From here on out, the stadium which was once deemed Sports Authority Field by many, and Mile High by most, will now be called Empower Field at Mile High, after a Financial Services company from Greenwood Village wrote a big check for the naming rights. Naming Rights for a stadium in Colorado isn’t as easy as people think.  What comes to mind when you think of Colorado?  What players or ownership deserve recognition?  Who will pay big money?  And what do the fans really want? I came up with twenty suggestions... Read More

Strip Clothes, Not Rights

September 12th, 2019

I’ve written about boylesque before, the male iteration of the classic art of the striptease. It’s a lot of fun, even if the performers don’t have boobies—boobies being the currency of fun, of course. I want to talk about another specific boylesque event because it’s happening not only for the sheer joy of ogling males with the female gaze, but also for the protection and promotion of all booby-having people in the Denver area. The Front Range’s male improvisers and stand-up comics are moonlighting as Chippendale dancers and taking (most) of their clothes off to raise money for women’s... Read More

Mouthwash: Good for You or Not? You Need to Know the Rest of the Story

September 12th, 2019

Over 200 million Americans use mouthwash. Most of us likely use it to freshen our breath, but it also reduces plaque build up on our teeth, removes food particles that may be trapped in our mouth, and helps prevent cavities. Recent research has pointed to some disconcerting evidence about how mouthwash negatively influences our health. Let’s review the research on the subject and the facts you need to know to make a sound decision for yourself. Claim: Blood pressure increases with regular mouthwash use. A Swedish study recently found that rinsing your mouth twice daily with mouthwash increases... Read More

9/11 Commemorative Ceremonies in Colorado

September 11th, 2019

This year will be the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and Colorado and other states across the country will be participating in commemorative ceremonies to respect those who lost their lives in the towers and the brave first responders at the scene. The Colorado Memorial Stair Climb in Denver will host its 11th annual event honoring the 343 FDNY firefighters killed on 9/11. The event will be held at Red Rocks Amphitheater, and participants will climb 110 flights of stairs to represent the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. More than 25,000 climbers have participated in the event in Colorado,... Read More

8-Year-Old Recovering After Fighting Off Mountain Lion With Stick

September 10th, 2019

Pike Carlson, an 8-year-old Colorado boy, was caught in a dangerous situation last month when heading to a neighbors house when a 65 pound mountain lion suddenly pounced on him and began mauling him. “I was just punching, trying to grab anything that I can, like a stick,” Pike told KUSA-TV. “I did find a stick and I tried to get it in the eye, but soon the stick snapped.” The boy’s father saw the attack and immediately rushed to his side even though he only had a pocket knife with him. However, just him approaching was enough to scare off the lion. “That parental... Read More