When the Weather Brings us Together 

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A wise person once said, “We could all take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.” 

He was getting ready to go to work. He had a suit on, his briefcase in hand. It looked like a normal workday in Denver, Colorado—covered in white. He locked his front door, approached his Lexus, and shoveled his vehicle out of the snow

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“Sending positive thoughts..” Sometimes it’s just not enough

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I prayed for Las Vegas… but then I went on with my day. And that’s the problem.

We were struck with tragedy in Las Vegas this past weekend…

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In honor of the recent tragedy in Orlando, Fl.

Words cannot express our heartache. To all those who lost loved ones this past weekend, please stay strong and know that we love you.

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The Artist Spotlight: Soul Searching with Susie Felix

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“The best part about art is looking at my painting and knowing I physically made something beautiful come to life.” –Susie Felix

Part of the reason why we started this blog is to inspire people to explore outside their boundaries, and not with just our work, but by the works of our peers. We hope our readers can look at an artist and appreciate them for what they create Continue reading “The Artist Spotlight: Soul Searching with Susie Felix”

That Night in Brentwood

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Sunday marked 22 years since the deaths of Ronald Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson on June 12, 1994. Below is a poem written in memory of the tragic night in Los Angeles, Ca.

Rest in peace Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown. 

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When Resting is Harder than Working Out

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About two years ago I decided to give running a real shot. I noticed that when I travel, the best way to explore the area I’m in (and make up for all the unhealthy food I ate) is to go for a jog wherever I go.

The rush you get from traveling combined with the insane confidence you feel when you finish a long run was something I wanted to experience. And it’s oh so sweet. All I had to do was fall in love running. Easy, right? Not exactly.
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