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

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

Humor in the Workplace

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“A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.” Dwight D. Eisenhower “It is a curious fact that people are never so trivial as when they take themselves seriously.” Oscar Wilde “Laugh as much as possible, always laugh. It’s the sweetest thing one can … Read More

Raising My Kids To Be Adventurous Eaters: Part 2

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Welcome back! Last post I talked a little about how we introduced my little minions to food when they were babies – in the hopes that I’d raise them to be as adventurous of an eater as I am. Baby Led Feeding worked like a charm in my house – my babies wanted to try … Read More

Raising My Kids To Be Adventurous Eaters: Part 1

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“Hey Lauren, Mommy is ordering takeout tonight, what kind do you want?” “The one with the chicken and salad and the yummy balsamic dip.” Yes, this is a conversation that occurs every time we order takeout. My five-year-old kid doesn’t want pizza or mac and cheese (although that’s usually the request from my two-year-old), she … Read More