Girls Getaway – An Excuse for Adventure

Colorado Women, Rori Miller and Jillian Turner, have embraced the Colorado mountain lifestyle with humble exuberance. The high country of Breckenridge is where Rori and Jillian have called home for over 30 years. It’s where they make snowboard play-dates on Winter and Spring powder days and tour Colorado’s most intriguing highways and byways on their Triumph motorcycles throughout the temperate Summers and into the colorful … Continue reading Girls Getaway – An Excuse for Adventure

Bad Behavior

Thoughts As We Head Into Tax Season by Larry Stone In 1976, Harvard historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich wrote an article about pious and well-behaved colonial wives and daughters for an obscure academic journal. She observed that “Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History” without ever dreaming it would become a catchphrase, popularized on t-shirts, mugs, bumper stickers and websites. But women who demand the same respect that … Continue reading Bad Behavior

Women Of Colorado

There is a community of Women empowering Women in Colorado that has grabbed our attention – Women of Colorado. September will mark three years since Michelle J. Abrams, the groups’ founder, kicked off a website and social media platform uniting women of all interests, abilities & backgrounds in Colorado (and beyond).  Originally from Chicago, founder Michelle had a passion for Colorado’s wilderness and outdoors. Michelle is an E-RYT 200 Professional Yoga … Continue reading Women Of Colorado

Meet Laurie Benson

“There is an entire world waiting for you on the other side of fear.”  It’s been a winding road and a brave adventure for Laurie Benson up to this point, sitting next to the Arkansas River, over a steaming cup of coffee, telling me about the past 25 years.  The common vein rolling through all the changes- Perspective, passion, and a willingness to step out … Continue reading Meet Laurie Benson

Amy Purdy

“I always knew I wanted to live in the mountains, ever since I was young,” says Amy Purdy, on her choice to move her Adaptive Action Sports organization to Copper Mountain in 2011, the year snowboarding was first announced as an official Paralympic sport. “We kept finding ourselves coming out to Summit County multiple times every winter for competitions and just fell in love with … Continue reading Amy Purdy

Janie Hayes – On the Path of Passion

There are two kinds of people in this big, wide, beautiful world – the ones who take on a 4,300-mile bike race across America and don’t quit even when a pit bull bite in Kentucky leads to a subsequent rabies shot, and people who…don’t.  Janie Hayes jumped back on her bike to finish 3rd overall in her second Trans Am Bike Race in 2017, a … Continue reading Janie Hayes – On the Path of Passion

3 Powerful Questions to Identify Your Strengths

I cannot see the forest because the trees are in the way! At times we are so bogged down by the details that are in front of us each day that we miss the big picture: Especially when it comes to our own successes and failures. It can skew our perception of ourselves and what we are good at doing. After thinking about our failures … Continue reading 3 Powerful Questions to Identify Your Strengths

Jovan Enfermera – 2018 Woman Who Rocks the Rockies

Meet Jovan Enfermera, a dedicated healthcare provider serving people’s needs in our mountain town communities. She was once an undocumented immigrant whose parents brought her to the United States when she was six years old to seek a better life. “I was raised here in Colorado and received all of my education in Summit County. I have been part of my community for over 21 … Continue reading Jovan Enfermera – 2018 Woman Who Rocks the Rockies

Taking Chances and Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone

Every year I try to take myself out of my comfort zone, consciously, by trying something new. It is something I have done for a large part of my life and reminds me that nothing is impossible. It gives me fuel for the times when life gets tough. Most of the time it involves an adrenaline packed activity but not always. Three years ago it was … Continue reading Taking Chances and Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone

The Mountains or the Beach

Which do you prefer in the summer? Me, I’m torn. I love them both. As someone who grew up on the Jersey Shore (which was not like the TV show of the same name. Heck, those creatures aren’t even from New Jersey. I wonder if they’re even from this planet), I have an almost visceral attachment to the beach. When I was a kid, I spent my entire summer there. … Continue reading The Mountains or the Beach