October is a great month to work on your relationship with these helpful tools.
Everything worth having requires effort, and relationships are no exception. In an ideal world, we would all be in happy, healthy relationships. Sadly, that is not the case for everyone, but you can build a stronger relationship with time, energy, and care. The more you nurture a relationship, the stronger it gets. Here are four strategies for strengthening your relationship.Read full story
Colorado Springs rental house of horrors is getting a new lease on life.
In June of this year, a small cul-de-sac in a quiet neighborhood of Colorado Springs found itself trending in the national news. Among the stately homes with well-kept yards and beautiful mountain views, there lurked a rental house full of horror.Read full story
Research indicates that exercise can improve mood, sleep, learning, and cognitive health.
As a psychologist, if I was told I only had one word to help someone who was struggling with their mood, it would be exercise. Physical activity is vital for brain health. We live longer, feel better, and our brains function more efficiently with exercise.Read full story
Greeley, Colorado has an impressive collection of award-winning outdoor art.
"The Chromatics of Pluralism" by Allison RamirezPhoto by the author. When you think of Greeley, Colorado, the first thing that comes to mind might be farming or education. Greeley is an agricultural center and home to the University of Northern Colorado (UNC), but it also has an amazing, award-winning collection of outdoor art.Read full story
These four tips will help you be a better conversationalist.
A group of friends chatting.Image by Naassom Azevedo from Pixabay. Small talk is not always easy, but it is a skill set that develops with practice. Everyone can be a better conversationalist by remembering these four simple tips.Read full story
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo giraffe calf that stole our hearts.
Image by Here and now, unfortunately, ends my journey on Pixabay from Pixabay. On June 4th, 2018, the 200th giraffe calf was born at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs. People around the world celebrated the birth which was live-streamed on YouTube and Facebook. Penny became an instant celebrity.Read full story
All aboard! The Greeley, CO railroad museum brings out the train enthusiast in everyone.
I was not an avid train fan when I entered the Colorado Model Railroad Museum (CMRM) in Greeley, Colorado, but I certainly was when I left!. This fabulous museum was much larger than I expected, and has a variety of exhibits that will appeal to all ages. It has a Christmas-themed display, LEGO town exhibit with a working train, and a caboose you can climb in and explore. It also has a large collection of railroad memorabilia, a circus-themed children's layout, and the centerpiece attraction which is a highly detailed model railroad layout.Read full story
Electric scooters are coming to downtown Colorado Springs in October.
A line of parked electric scooters.Image by icsilviu from Pixabay. To paraphrase Paul Revere, "The scooters are coming, the scooters are coming!" With an anticipated start date of 06 October 2021, the City of Colorado Springs will begin a one-year pilot program offering electric scooters for rent in the downtown area. According to the Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs, the city has partnered with Lime and VEO, two e-scooter companies.Read full story
The I-25 gap project is stressful for commuters. Here are some tips for managing this stress.
Three years ago this month, the I-25 gap project began. This project is the longest construction zone in Colorado and will cost approximately $419 million to widen the 18-miles of interstate between Castle Rock and Monument, CO. With the traffic and congestion between Colorado Springs and Denver, additional travel lanes are necessary.Read full story
Colorado fall foliage provides a perfect opportunity to practice mindful photography.
A mindfulness based intervention that beautifully combines awareness and appreciation. It's the perfect time of year in Colorado. The fall colors are exploding all over the state, and the brilliant yellow, orange, and red leaves create a visually stunning backdrop as you drive to work, take your children to school, or run errands.Read full story
Quail Lake Park - a surprising gem in Colorado Springs that can provide a quick mood lift.
When was the last time you experienced something new?. Our days can be predictable, and it can be refreshing to break from the routine and seek out unexpected opportunities in our big backyard. If you are looking for a quick infusion of joy and excitement, look no further than Quail Lake Park. It is a close, convenient, and free outdoor activity that the whole family can enjoy.Read full story
4 Awesome and free things to do in Colorado Springs
I love Neil Pasricha’s book, The Book of Awesome. During a difficult time in his life, Neil challenged himself to think of something “awesome” every day for 1000 consecutive weekdays. His blog is hugely popular, and he has written several books about finding joy and happiness. A few of my personal favorites from his list of 1000 awesome things are:Read full story