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Our blog bringing you the unique views of the people that make up Colorado Access.

Heart Health. Try it.

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It’s February! When ambitious New Year’s resolutions to get six-pack abs and the heart rate of a marathon runner too often find us on the couch with a six-pack watching marathon runners on TV. February is heart health month, so get up and maybe try a trip around the block instead. When I began this … Read More

Heart Health Can Be Fun

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As a black woman, I’ve always heard that heart disease was very common in the black population, and that caused me to do more research on the topic. As my research continued, I always found myself reading about the scary rates of heart disease and all the different factors that can increase your risk. At … Read More

25 Years of Caring

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Where were you 25 years ago? I was in high school, in another state, worrying about typical high school things, such as the cross country meet this weekend, or if I would finish my homework tonight. This year, Colorado Access is celebrating 25 years of caring. We’ve been here for 25 years; as a community … Read More

Good.

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Jocko Willink is an intense guy. Jocko is a former Navy Seal who served in the Iraq War. He came home, wrote a few books, did a few TED Talks and now runs a podcast. Jocko says the same thing when he is faced with a problem, “good.” He means it. His philosophy is that … Read More

Your Financial Health

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Earlier this year I saw an article from CNBC highlighting that 60% of Americans would be pushed into debt by a $1,000 emergency expense. This is very alarming for our nation as a whole and may have very serious ramifications for our economy during the next economic downturn. As a former student of finance, finance … Read More

Digital Security

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In the age of technology it can be hard to keep up. We are constantly deluged by information, and the constant notifications, news stories, and messages can impact our overall well-being and create stress in our lives. However, there’s something else that can impact our stress levels – data breaches that can lead to stolen … Read More

Be Safe With Your Food

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“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” –Virginia Woolf There I was, enjoying a nice day at a friend’s barbecue. We were playing Polish horseshoes and enjoying some adult beverages when I heard, “TIME TO EAT!” I grabbed a plate and assembled my burger – ketchup, mustard, lettuce … Read More

Vitamin D and Me

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I’ve had back pain off and on since I was a third grader. I also love books. What do these two things have to do with each other? They are actually super related for me. I had a ton of hardback books that I used to keep on the floor next to my bed, and … Read More

Colonial Health Care

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As we commemorate the month of our nation’s birthday and all the celebrations that entails, I am reminded of colonial times and what life was like back then. This is not a new exercise for me…you see, I’m a colonial re-enactor. Yes, I get dressed up, am no stranger to petticoats, corsets and panniers. These … Read More

Running Into 50: Part 2

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So this was it, it was go time! I was ready to start what seemed like a natural thing for people to do. I mean, kids do it all day every day, and are screaming and smiling from ear to ear the whole time. I was going to be a runner! Unfortunately, kids and 46-year-old … Read More

Running Into 50: Part 1

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If someone had told me a few years back that I was almost 50 years old or that I could run a half marathon, I would have said, “That’s crazy,” or “No, sir,” or maybe even, “No he didn’t.” As I sit here writing this though, both are true. One of these, I didn’t have … Read More

Mental Health: Be The First.

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I am a person of firsts in my family. I was the first one to be born in the US, from a Mexican immigrant family. I was the first one to get a high school diploma. I was the first one to speak English. And also, the first one to seek mental health treatment. I … Read More