Taking a look at friendships: What happens when someone is more of a hindrance than a help?

As adults, we’ve learned that we grow and change from our experiences and stages of our life: high school, college, moving, marriage, babies, divorce, jobs, death of a loved one, etc. With each stage, we change a little and grow a lot. So what happens when those closest to us don’t change at the same […]

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There’s an App for That

Whether your goal is to keep track of your mood, begin a meditation practice, lose weight,  get more exercise or monitor a health condition such as diabetes, mobile health apps can be a useful tool in managing your own health. Why download a health app? There are many advantages of having these apps at our […]

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What is Your Vision?

Many of us set New Year’s resolutions at the start of the year. Goals such as “be more patient,” “run a 5k,” “cook more at home” are often etched into our minds (and maybe journals) as the year starts. So what? Don’t get me wrong, I love goal setting – even setting small goals is […]

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A New Year, a New Resolution (or lack thereof)

Have you chosen to set New Year’s resolutions? If you are at all like me, you may have a long history of New Year’s resolutions that never materialized. I have a stack of diaries in my basement, reflecting the hope that I would keep a diary. They all have a couple of days where I […]

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Step away from the smartphone: Four tips to unplug to feel happier and calmer

As I write, I’m sitting in front of a computer with two email accounts open, three social media tabs open, headphones in, listening to music and – of course – my smartphone readily available next to me. Sound familiar? While it may seem beneficial to always be available, being at everyone’s beck and call or […]

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Keep on Top of Your Emotions During the Holidays

It’s December and that means shorter days and longer nights filled with holiday parties and other engagements. Everything seems so exciting! But what about grief? Sometimes during the holidays, we’re stuck in grief due to recent loses, previous traumas, anniversaries, birthdays and realization that our lives right now might not be how we want them […]

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Managing Holiday Stress, Focus on Gratitude

Throughout the holiday season, gratitude often surfaces as a topic of conversation. But how can it help improve our lives? And if we don’t currently have a practice of gratitude, how do we start? An overwhelming amount of people (42%, according to the American Psychology Association) say they aren’t doing enough to manage their stress. […]

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8 Tips for Communicating with Vets Year Round

Veterans Day was last week but that does not mean we shouldn’t think about these men and women who served our country until next year. With almost 400,000 Veterans living in Colorado, you probably know at least a few. Be they family members, co-workers or neighbors; they are an important part of our community. People […]

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Empowering all Veterans to “Charlie Mike” when it comes to mental health

Veterans Day gives us the chance to honor and support all who have served this country. We commend them for their bravery and loyalty, often taking notice of the physical scars they have returned home with. But what about the mental and emotional scars? The Veteran and Military Family Services program and Jefferson Center is […]

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How to Push Back When the Stress in Life Pushes You Down

Sometimes life gets overwhelming – your job is demanding, kids are sick, money is tight, you are arguing with a friend or family member – and you’ve hit your max. It can feel as if life keeps pushing you down. So now the question becomes, how do you push back? “The tactics we use to […]

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