Eat, Pray & Live.

Our up-and-down and all around weather in Colorado can actually impact your vibe.

Whether you struggle with natural day-to-day worries or a clinically diagnosed disorder, you may need support for common anxiety.

Conventional treatments like medicine and psychotherapy are popular ways of dealing with anxiety, but there are many natural approaches — including some fairly simple (and perhaps unexpected) lifestyle adjustments that work well with our Colorado lifestyle.

Here are a few of the most common natural remedies for anxiety:

1. Diet:

What goes in is what comes out.

A well-balanced diet is one of the most important and well-known facets of dealing with stress and anxiety.

It’s also crucial to drink plenty of water and limit trips to Starbucks and, well booze (especially alone).

Both of which can spike anxiety.

You might even consider some alternatives from our friends at Light Shade in Colorado

Light Shade is a proud supporter of 96.9 the Cloud.

You may find increasing minerals like zinc and magnesium helpful too.

2. Supplements: 

There are certain herbs and vitamins known to support our bodies as they deal with stress.

Keep in mind that some herbs can negatively interact with medicines, so please discuss supplements with your doctor.

3. Exercise: 

Regular workouts can decrease tension, elevate and stabilize mood, support sleep, and improve self-esteem.

Even five minutes of aerobic exercise can stimulate anti-anxiety effects.

Yoga can also reduce stress and anxiety because it involves breathing techniques, relaxation, and taming the body’s stress response through a lower heart rate and blood pressure.

The great thing about yoga? You can do it anywhere.

It’s all about Colorado living in the Cloud!

4. Music, Meditation & Prayer:

This powerful combinationcan help the body and mind regulate what might be a stress point in your life. A quiet time to begin your daily journey is key.

Music can impact your groove and make you feel good at the same time (you will never tire of that favorite song on the radio).

Lastly, no one is an island.

Make time for a nice chat, coffee or phone call with someone you care about daily.

It’s called: The best friend method. The new movie and classic music of Queen just might be the cure.

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Date Nights in the Cloud.

We’ve sent happy couples to some remarkable resorts, dinners and venues to celebrate our second year on the air in Colorado.

So far? The Cloud has introduced our listeners to the classic luxury of Golden’s Table Mountain Inn, Arvada’s Hilton Garden, The Belmar Hyatt House and Lakewood’s Sheraton Hotel.

Now as we enter our third year on-the-air, one happy couple is heading to one of the most unique resorts on the planet. Recently featured in the Sunday New York Times: Colorado’s Historic Chautauqua Retreat in the heart of the Boulder.

Located at the foot of the iconic Flatirons, Chautauqua has over 40 miles of open space hiking trails, cultural programming, dining onsite and no two cottages are alike.

The historic Pearl Street Mall and the beautiful University of Colorado campus are nearby—within a leisurely stroll or short drive.

Our lucky listeners are automatically eligible to win by liking the Cloud on Facebook.

We have featured some of Colorado’s best spots in the Cloud.

Winning is a simple Cloud click. Just like our Facebook Page and you are entered for our next Date-Cation.

Date-cations in the Cloud are proudly sponsored by Jim Smith’s Golden Real Estate,  Body in Balance Wellness Center,  Urban Motors in Lakewood and Hot Water Now: all in Jefferson County, Colorado.

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New in the Cloud: Make a Date Night at the all new Roller City in Lakewood!
Hot Water Now in Lakewood, Colorado: Stay warm and toasty this winter season!

Photo Credits from our friends at The Boulder Chamber of Commerce.

We’re Proud of The Company We Keep in the Cloud.

This month 96.9 the Cloud celebrates our friends at Foothills Animal Shelter with a very special Foothills for Foothills event.

Foothills has been serving Jefferson County, Colorado and the entire metro since 1976.

Each and every year the shelter manages to take care of over 8000 puppies, cats and critters with a caring and thoughtful staff.

Miranda Kurtz and Tawney Eisenbraun on location for Foothills Animal Shelter.

Together with our advertising partners at Foothills Motorcycles, we connected for a special weekend featuring the animal shelter.

This collaborative event was designed to raise both funds and awareness for this very special place in the Cloud.

The entire event was a Colorado & Company feature on KUSA-TV:

We are very thankful to have been instrumental in building a meaningful event for our community partners with a special thank you to all.

Including Liz Maddy (pictured – marketing director at Foothills Animal Hospital), Katie Hemenover (events manager at Foothills Motorcycles), Karen Rocznik (producer at Colorado & Company) and our gracious and elegant TV host: Denise Plante.

We thank you for your trust!

 

 

New in the Cloud: Discover a new family heirloom today at The Polish Pottery Outlet.

 

The Cloud Cares: The Beautiful Scar Event Was a Remarkable Family Adventure.

When you think about Colorado comfort food, there’s little wonder about what the harvest from magical places like Pueblo have been yielding for almost centuries: Colorado Green Chili.

More of a gravy actually, authentic Colorado Green (as it’s often reverently referred too) has become a staple to many a Fall meal (best served with a warm fluffy tortilla).

Comforting, calming and tasty.

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It also comes as no surprise that The Alley’s genuinely caring General Manager Tommy Scarbrough thoughtfully chose the backdrop of The Alley’s Annual Green Chili Festival to promote funds and awareness for The Beautiful Scar Project.

Now in it’s second year: The turnout was breathtaking.

From the The Alley’s Main Street patio through the authentically local restaurant and welcoming bar. There were families with children. Smiling couples, singles and just happy locals filling The Alley throughout the Saturday event. There was even face painting for children (and a few brave parents) and corn hole flats in The Alley’s wildly popular food truck back patio (actually in the Littleton Post Office alley).

Nothing Like a Nice Bowl of Green in the Cloud.

Within the crowd, dozens of local Chili Chefs we tending to a perfect formation of crock pots as far as the eye could see. Green Chili with Chicken, Green Chili with Pork (of every variety from pulled to roasted) and one adventurous batch made with Tofu.

At the end of the afternoon event, the room became peacefully silent as the seriousness of the moment became center stage.

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The Beautiful Scar Project is a non profit organization created by Scott and Kim Woods after their son, Caleb Calvin, was born still on December 12th, 2011.

The Beautiful Scar Project’s mission is to provide families grieving the death of their infant due to miscarriage, stillbirth, and neonatal death the tools to turn the loss of their much loved and desired baby into a beautiful scar.

As Scott and Kim thanked everyone for their support, it became clear that not only The Alley, but the City of Littleton cares about its people, its friends and community.

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New in the Cloud: Pedal of Littleton. Ride Bikes, Be Happy!

Fahgettaboudit: There Is No Better Pizza in Lakewood!

Since 2004 Johnny’s New York Pizza and Pasta has been serving the area with hand tossed New York pizza, homemade pasta dishes and free delivery.

Just north of Mississippi and Wadsworth in Lakewood.

Located to the right along north bound Wadsworth and Mississippi Avenue, Johnny’s is a local fave to young and old alike. From pies to calzones, there’s none better than Johnny’s.

Perfect Pizza for family day, game day or fun day.

It’s charmed owner and operator Johnny (pictured) still hand tosses a pie or two with his inviting and friendly staff.

You can order online or call directly at 303-935-8818 or text JNYP for the best pizza not only in Lakewood, but possibly the whole planet.

Free delivery. Closed on Monday.

The official pizza of Jefferson County: Johnny’s New York Pizza & Pasta.

 

Cars Remember When Autoplex Now Open.

There’s a very special place now open in Englewood and heard daily on 96.9 the Cloud.

Part auto museum, restoration center and auto dealership: Cars Remember When has been serving the south suburbs from it’s restoration plant in Littleton, is now open, with a new additional state of the art showroom and service autoplex on South Santa Fe in Englewood.

The all new Cars Remember When is a breathtaking opportunity for classic car lovers in Colorado.

It’s little wonder too.  Doug Schuck, its passionate owner, has created a remarkable, worth wild stop for car lovers old and young alike.

Now open at 4505 South Santa Fe in Englewood, Colorado.

The current inventory is a special selection of fully restored cars from a classic Ford Model A, Pontiac GTO’s, some vintage Mercedes-Benz and an exceptional selection of Chevy’s.

There’s something very special for the Colorado car lover at Cars Remember When, now heard daily in the Cloud.

 

Now in the Cloud: Cars Remember When.

 

A Big Sound from a Small Town: Wildermiss

Freshly Picked New Music in the Cloud from Light Shade.

Right after 96.9 the Cloud signed on the air last year, it was clear to us that there was a need to seek out local bands that have what’s now known as “the cloud sound” that our listeners have come to expect.

We did not have to look far.

Right in are own backyard of Golden, Colorado we found the perfect local match for the Cloud.

Meet Wildermiss.

Emma Cole (lead vocal), Josh Hester, Seth Beamer and Caleb Thoemke. Now touring and appearing on i-Heart Media venues and recently on NBC-TV.

We are Cloud Proud of Wildermiss. Still heard daily on 96.9 the Cloud.

Courtesy: NBC Television

 

New in the Cloud: Music Go Round in Littleton.

 

Healthy Eating in Jeffco is a Snap!

It’s summer time in Jefferson, County and time to take advantage of some of the amazing Farmers Markets in Colorado.

Our friends at Jefferson County Public Health have launched this years SNAP Program at Farmer’s Markets, and the Cloud is proud to be the official radio station of SNAP in Jeffco.

In her own words, here’s the remarkable and dedicated member of the SNAP team at Jeffco Public Health: Nikki Work (heard daily on 96.9 the Cloud).

Nikki Work from Jefferson County Public Health.

Tell Us About The SNAP Double Up Program in Jeffco?

Every time you go to a farmers market, you’re visiting a place that’s making a difference in your community. Farmers markets help tackle food insecurity by providing locally-grown food right in your neighborhood and, many markets in Jefferson County participate in the Double Up Food Bucks program.

Chelsea Situmeang (left), Market SNAP/Double Up Food Bucks intern, and Jenna Metzinger, Farmers Market SNAP Coordinator at Jefferson County Public Health.

How Does The Program Work?

When a customer spends $1 on any SNAP eligible item, they receive $1 to spend on Colorado-grown fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s a $1 to $1 match so if you spend $5, you get $5. If you spend $10, you get $10 — up to $20 every visit.

This program helps those who need it most, and at the same time, it supports Colorado farmers and keeps our local economy strong.

Nathan Brix of Star Acre Farms at the Arvada Farmers Market in 2017.

To learn more about Double Up Food Bucks or to find a participating market near you, visit us online at: www.doubleupcolorado.org 

Please tune in daily to hear about SNAP in the Cloud!
It’s all about Jeffco in the Cloud.

Find A Happy Map Today.

Albert Einstein noted that logic will get us from point A to point B, but imagination will take us anywhere.

Today’s featured TED in the Cloud explores finding your Happy Map.

What exactly is a Happy Map?

It’s the little things we can all do to make big changes in our daily life.

For example, here in Jefferson County the difference between Wadsworth and the parks and local coffee shops along Garrison Street could be a Happy Map during your morning commute.

 

 

Another Happy Map might be the difference between leaving your home at 6:45, instead of 7:15 and capturing a breathtaking Colorado morning sunrise.

Morning View From Jeffco

Another, might be the simple choice between riding a bike instead of driving your car.

A Majestic View Trail in Arvada

In his own words here’s Daniele Quercia at TED from the other side of the planet (Berlin) about the discovery of Happy Maps.

Enjoy and welcome to the Cloud.

 

It’s Our Birthday, But Our Listeners Get The Presents!

It’s our first birthday broadcasting from Look Out Mountain in Golden. To celebrate, the Cloud is giving away our second Date Night at the Table Mountain Inn.

This package includes a romantic dinner for two, a special guest suite and breakfast the next morning. Like our first Date Night in Olde Town Arvada, this night should be a very special evening.

It’s a Date’cation from your friends at 96.9 the Cloud.

 Feel the spirit of the West, the splendor of the Rocky Mountains, and warm western hospitality at Table Mountain’s adobe-style boutique hotel.

Traditional southwestern décor, spacious accommodations and modern amenities provide an ideal home away from home in historic Golden, CO.

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Golden is breathtaking this time of year and a perfect escape for a couple in love.

Entering is a simple click. Just like the Cloud on our Facebook page and you are automatically entered for a random drawing on April 1, 2018.

 

All active likes are eligible too.

Date’cations in the Cloud are brought to you by Body and Balance in Golden, Golden Real Estate and The Table Mountain Inn.

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Located in the heart of Golden, the leading health professionals at Body In Balance Wellness Center are dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives – combining skill and expertise that spans the entire chiropractic wellness spectrum.

When it comes to real estate in Jeffco, there’s none better than Jim Smith’s team of dedicated professionals at Golden Real Estate.  Jim Smith writes a column, “Real Estate Today,” which is published on page 3 of the Denver and Jefferson County editions of the Denver Post’s YourHub section each Thursday, as well as in four Jefferson County weekly newspapers.

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This is our second Date-cation in a series that will send several lucky likes in the Cloud to target destinations around the state.

Official Rules: You must be a fun person. Like the Cloud on Facebook. Be at least 21 and did we mention fun? Random drawing to be held on April 1, 2018. Winner will have 48 hours to redeem prize. All applicable taxes and gratuities not included. Welcome, to the Cloud!