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Defeating winter blues with food and exercise

If you are like me, the cloudy days of winter are not as energizing as waking up in the spring and summer to beautiful sunshine. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, extreme cases of … more

Considering nature or nurture as the basis for behavior

Dear Ask A Therapist, Can you explain the concepts of nature and nurture in relation to mental health conditions? I would like to have a better understanding of why we are the way we are and how much … more

Working on fulfilling dreams with hope and encouragement

“I’m working on a dream, though it can feel so far away, I’m working on a dream, our love will make it real someday, I’m working on a dream though it can feel so far away, I’m working on a … more

When death took a stranger, it claimed a much-needed friend

I didn’t know Zackari Parrish. Not at all. I know I have needed men and women like him my entire life. Not because of the fact that he was a good deputy, but because he was someone with a good … more

Guest column: Civil dialogue is needed on Colorado’s energy future

They say you shouldn’t talk politics, religion or money in polite company. We disagree. We believe that controversial issues deserve collaborative and innovative problem solving working to keep … more

Looking for and finding simplicity is the fastest pathway to success

I don’t know about you, but there have been so many times, too many times, where I have done things the hard way. Looking back, I can clearly see the path that would have been much simpler, so much … more

Let’s roll back the years for look at gender-bias history

This one is for Emily Davison. Davison died June 8, 1913, four days after she was run over by a horse. If you have heard of her, raise your hand. I don’t see many hands. Back to her in a minute. … more

Program helps preserve Roxborough State Park

Roxborough State Park is a National Natural Landmark, a Colorado Natural Area and a National Archaeological District that has been established to protect the scenic beauty and resource diversity of … more

The right question to ask focuses on how life was lived

We all have known someone who has sadly passed away. And many times we find ourselves answering a very common question when we speak with another person who just found out about someone’s passing, … more

If you consider taking a chance, consider not taking a chance

I have a suggestion: Do not eat laundry pods.However, if you use noodle soup to clean the tub, I may be wasting my time In 2017, there were more than 12,000 calls to U.S. Poison Control because of … more

Five words to live by — plus your own word

One word.” Just one word. As I was preparing to write this column I was inspired by something my friend Tom Ziglar had shared with me. Tom shared with me his “one word” for the year. He shared … more

Skip, skip, skip to the flu, skip to the flu, it’s jarring

Have you had a flu shot?” “No, thank you.” “Do you want to get a flu shot?” “No, thank you.” I told my doctor it’s a “minor pleasure” to be ill. I was being serious (for once). An … more

President Trump stoops to new low

It’s been a full year since Donald Trump took the oath of office to become the 45th President of the United States. He has caused much division and strife in this country among Americans as well as … more

What you see is what you get — so carefully create what you see

I was talking with a husband and wife a few years ago. They were from Kansas and for years came to Colorado every winter for a ski vacation. As they drove in from I-70 heading west, they would always … more

If we’re lucky, we’ll evolve until we’re as good as dogs

Should anyone who impersonates an impersonator be allowed to vote? There’s an impressionist in Branson who impersonates Rich Little. Should anyone who can’t remember when to put their trash out be … more

Estes Park effort is a great community model to emulate

We know the phrase “it takes a village to raise a child.” I am among those who believe in this saying and know that it has many applications in people’s lives. Bright Christmas is a volunteer … more

Moving, watering and serving Colorado’s new residents is costly

We knew it was happening. You could tell every day of the week regardless of where you reside along the Front Range of Colorado. All you had to do was to be driving from point A to point B. Vehicular … more

Looking back – and looking forward

Over the holiday break, I had the time to reflect on this past year and all the changes that have come to Jefferson County Public Schools, and to also consider our future. 2017 marked a number of … more

To make the greatest investments, focus on your people and yourself

Throughout the year the community is always so responsive to this column, and I really do appreciate you all so much and I am also grateful for all of the emails and questions that come in each week. … more

Amid gun glut, ‘This is Colorado’ says too much and too little

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said, “This is Colorado. Everybody has a gun.” Seven words that create a mural. Should they be added to our license plates and the signs that welcome … more
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