Falling With Style.

(Denver, Colorado): Puddles. Nothing but puddles. Colorado’s oddly warm weather during the day and freezing temps at night are creating little morning ice patches. If you’re like the rest of us, there’s a dog to walk, a paper to retrieve and simple navigation to your car or lite rail can be a slippery slope. The best advice is to make sure you are first, fully awake and wearing sensible shoes when venturing out in the early morning hours.

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Stay Limber and Alert

But if you should slip and fall. Take the fall like you might on your mountain bike. Roll into a forward fall and remember to tuck that chin in if heading downward on your backside. Our go-to personal health expert Jane Brody adds these suggestions from How to Protect Yourself from Falls in the this weeks New York Times.

Step One: Check your footwear. Shoes and boots should have slip resistant soles. Or slip something on like Yaktrax (which come off and store with ease).

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Available at Dicks Sporting Goods in Belmar

Step Two: Take smaller steps, bend forward slightly, go slow and sure footed as possible when it’s icy or snowy (good life advice too actually).

Lastly, always have a plan if you get hurt to contact help. If you fall? We suggest you take it all in (unless you need immediate medical attention). There might be a nice cloud up there in the open air to brighten your day.

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Snap, Crackle & Shop.

(Arvada, Colorado): The Cereal Box in Olde Town Arvada is a very special and charming place. In fact, it could be described as a Special K and Lucky Charmed place! Lori Hofer and Michael Emmerson are the founders of a remarkable new find in Olde Town.

It’s bright and colorful. The Cereal Box is something to experience for children of all ages. The Cloud discovered The Cereal Box on its fourth day of business. It is a wonderful discovery. There’s a unique selection of toys and lots of perfectly chilled whole milk and tasty bowls of Americas favorite breakfast: Cereal!

In his own words Michael chatted in the Cloud this week.

What inspired you two to open a restaurant committed to well, Fruit Loops?

We opened The Cereal Box for nothing more than a smile. We just wanted to do something that makes us feel good everyday. The cereal aisle always made me smile. The smell is amazing and the package design is some of the best in the biz. Cereal brings back so many memories for people. Nostalgia is a huge part of The Cereal Box. Cereal and Saturday morning cartoons and of course toys.

Who would not want to work in a cereal box?

 

What inspires you personally?

Good people. Great friends. My amazing family and the support that got us to this point and beyond.

Tell us please about you both. Prior to The Cereal Box, what did you both do?

I was born in Carlisle, Cumbria in the United Kingdom. I’m an artist, designer, husband and father. Before The Cereal Box I was with The Interger Group in Lakewood for over a decade, as creative director focusing on designs for the MillerCoors Brewing Company. Lori is from Atlanta. She’s an experienced manager with a focus on operations, workflow process development and financial management. She was also a vice president of operations at Support 1 in Golden and she also was a manager of client services at Interger.

The Cereal Box is located in Olde Town Arvada at 5709 Olde Wadsworth Blvd at a location that used to be of all things? A Yoga Studio.

Its Time to Play.

(Lakewood, Colorado) Colorado Ski Country USA member ski areas will celebrate Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month this January by offering special programs and promotions for beginners learning to ski or ride.

A Basin Sunshine

Whether guests are new to Colorado, new to skiing or riding entirely or returning to the sport after a break, CSCUSA ski areas offer children, adults and everyone in-between a low-stress, fun learning environment. Visitors to CSCUSA member resorts in January will find discounted lessons, lift tickets and gear rentals that will make learning Colorado’s signature winter sports easy and affordable.

Echo Park At Night

With more terrain opening across Colorado this month and professional instructors across the state ready to create lifelong skiers and snowboarders, January is the perfect time to hit the slopes for the first time or to introduce a friend or family member to Colorado Ski Country.  Learn more at Colorado Ski Country USA.

Happy Days in Granby

It’s not too late to register for the Passport Program, which offers 5th graders three days of free skiing at 22 CSCUSA member resorts, while 6th graders can receive four days of skiing at the same 22 resorts for $125 until January 31, 2018. To register or see the passport coupons visit www.coloradoski.com/passport.

As always, we are here for you in Jefferson County with Just the Best Songs on the Radio.

Life Is Better Aligned.

(Golden, Colorado) It’s New Years Weekend! The brand new year is the perfect time to reflect on the past year and set goals for the year ahead. If your goals are leading you to keeping better care of yourself, there’s a team of advanced practitioners in Jefferson County at The Golden Well Being Collective that can help you live a better and healthier life.

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Golden Well Being Collective

From yoga to acupuncture, there’s something for everyone at the collective.

Today in the Cloud we visited with Dr. Kevin Holman the founder of Golden Health Chiropractic. Dr. Holman launched his practice within the collective and has established a positive reputation as a caring practitioner.

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Dr. Holman and his Wife Jacque

Tell us about you. Where did you grow up and get your degrees?

I was born and grew up in the small town of La Crescent, Minnesota.  I then headed to Minneapolis where I received my bachelor’s degree in Human Biology and my doctorate in Chiropractic.

Tell us about your practice?

While Chiropractic is known most popularly for serving people with neck and back pain, the scope of its practice achieves so much more than ridding the body of symptoms.  At Golden Health Chiropractic, we have made it our mission to let people know exactly how Chiropractic can help them, their family, and their friends.

How’s it coming?

GHC really took off this year giving the gift of Chiropractic to the masses.  We feel abundantly blessed.  We’re seeing more people than ever before as we continue to shape and serve a healthier community.

What would you advise our listeners about staying healthy?

I believe that created within all of us is an intelligent capacity for healing, and that we all deserve our highest expression of GOLDEN health from our first breath to our last.  To achieve this and more, a healthy functioning nervous system is paramount.  We should therefore live a life free of nervous system interference to fully express our human potential.

Meet Dr. Kevin Holman in the Cloud.

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Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight.

(Golden, Colorado): There’s a big difference between being alone and being lonely. Tonight begins the official Christmas Week-end in Colorado. Candlelight worship services, romantic dinners for two and family gatherings with all the trimmings. From the Alpine Resorts, to our excellent shopping and dining districts, there’s something for everyone in our Colorado backyard.

But for some, the holidays are a trigger point for loneliness.

For many, holiday season becomes a mirror of loss. Lost loves. Lost family. Lost time. In a recent study published by The New York Times, Jane Brody highlighted the potentially harmful effects of loneliness and social isolation.  In short, all sorts of medical mayhem, in perfectly healthy people, can be triggered by the effects of loneliness.

Be Caring + Kind

There’s a covenant of kindness at the alter of family, love and friendship. It’s promise is to be caring and kind. If you experience any degree of holiday blues, rest assured you’re not alone. One step toward reversing this feeling, is being present at family and social gatherings. Engage in conversation. Make eye contact, smile, listen and learn.

Lastly, remember the telephone works in both ways. You might catch someone before they fall.

A simple phone call or text might be the prescription to reversing some holiday blue, into a merry shade of red and green in someone’s life this Christmas.

There is magic in music too!

 

Firefly Voices in the Cloud.

(Denver, Colorado): If you’ve tuned to 96.9 the Cloud recently, you’ve heard a new set of friendly voices. These voices are from Firefly Autism in Denver. Firefly is a premiere autism center providing therapy and behavioral support programs.The center features Applied Behavior Analysis techniques, in the classroom and in the home. Executive Director Jesse Ogas has shepherded an effective program for families of Autism in Colorado.

Miranda Foley and Dave Sevick

The voices include members of Firefly’s clinical staff. Miranda Foley (MS-BCBA), Center Clinical Director. Dr. Amanda Kelly (PH.D. BCBA-D) Director of Home Based Services and Dave Sevick, Director of Marketing & Development.

Sheryl Crow – from the original Motion Picture Po showcasing Autism in American family life

The program airs daily on 96.9 the Cloud and is now streaming worldwide in the Cloud. The Radio that Matters series is part of the Cloud’s ongoing health and wellness radio series that has included Jefferson County Health, Natural Grocers of Golden and Mile Hi Church in Lakewood.