Lessons From the Road: Creating Your Tribe

My friend Sheila calls us modern day Carnies . . .We are like a traveling group of gypsies - going market to market, for 16 weeks in the summer. We are a passionate group of artists. More times than not, we are in creation mode, constantly thinking outside of the box. We tend to problem solve differently than others. We are inspired by one another and feed off each others energy. Our minds are op…

The Dangerous (and Surprising) Side Effects of Sunscreen

For years, sunscreen has been regarded as the go-to form of sun protection. However recently, more and more light is being shed onto the harmful benefits associated with sunscreen. Let’s take a look at the three most shocking sunscreen facts:1. Toxic IngredientsThe Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that 56% of sunscreens contain the chemical oxybenzone. The main function of oxybenzone is to…

Bold Babe 101: How To Stay Safe and Stylish This Spring

Spring is in the air. The leaves are changing, the nights getting longer. If you are anything like us, you are already planning your sunny escapades. From hiking 14ers to camping trips with the family, it’s a time of year for adventure - a time to get outside and experience all that Mother Nature has to offer. With so much in our backyard, why not use this as an opportunity for both personal…

You Be You

They say that 60% of Americans are getting divorced. I find that shocking! How can that be true? That means that 6 out of 10 Americans are so unhappy that they are giving up the American dream?What ever happened to the structure of monogamy and “till death do us part”?Two and a half years ago, I joined that growing statistic. I went from 20 years of dedication to my best friend and the structure o…

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It’s our favorite time of the year. While we love the hiking, camping and swimming of the sweet summertime, there’s nothing quite like winter in Colorado. From the first snowfall to cross country ski adventures, there’s something about the sight of the snow capped mountains that fills us with immense joy.While sun protection is something at the forefront of our minds when the weather is warm, it’s…

Living A Mile High And Its Consequences

We absolutely adore living in Colorado. What’s not to love? Skiing in the winter, unbelievable hiking in the summer, 300 days of sunshine and no humidity. Hard to beat that! But with all the unbelievable benefits comes a drawback: the UV index.It may not come as a surprise, but at high altitudes, a thinner atmosphere filters less UV radiation. Dr. Neil Box, a researcher at the University of Colora…