This is not your grandma’s Health 
& Fitness issue.

Welcome to beautiful October and our Health & Fitness issue! No offense to all the hip-and-fit grandmas out there, but if I had a nickel for every fitness-trend-diet-craze article I’ve read in my life, well, I’d have a lot of nickels. This isn't that: I was amazed by how much I learned this month as we looked closely at what…

October 2016 Around Town

For more than 30 years, Advocates for Children CASA has served abused and neglected children in Colorado’s 18th Judicial District (Arapahoe, Douglas, Lincoln and Elbert counties). CASA volunteers are trained to represent the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect. Each volunteer strives to ensure that every child dreams, thrives and…

Party in the Pines Brings Weekend Fun

The City of Castle Pines was spotlighted in a three-day weekend of fun. This first annual event was hugely successful and was a collaboration between The Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce, The City of Castle Pines and The Castle Pines Connection.

Outlaw Yoga

If you’ve strolled down Main Street in downtown Littleton lately, you’ve likely noticed the eye-catching Outlaw Yoga sign on Main and Curtice and wondered what it’s all about. “It’s a technically simple, physically challenging, contemporary yoga community, whose first priorities are connection and service,” says Outlaw Yoga Creator and Co-Founder Justin Kaliszewski. “We’re rebelling by being more kind to people.”

Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding

A healthy twist on a 
favorite fall spice

The [Natural] Path Taken

It seems to me that “everyone’s got something,” and I’m struck by how many of my friends and family are flocking to naturopathic medicine for healing and experiencing amazing results. To understand this seismic shift so many are making in the quest to feel better, I sat down with South Denver-based Naturopathic Doctor (ND) Dr. Mark Carney. It’s a busy…


The last few years have seen an explosion of new fitness technology, making it easier to track everything from the number of steps taken in a given day to how our friends are doing with their gym aspirations. To help make sense of the overwhelming number of fitness wearables and apps currently on the market, Highlands Ranch Lifestyle talked to…

Cozy Fall Picnics

Once upon a time, the word “picnic” conjured visions of hot summer days, cold sandwiches and bugs. But with Colorado’s most brilliant season upon us, we’re celebrating autumn picnics with the most perfect sun of the year, leaves bursting with color and the alluring combination of plaid, wicker and wine.

For an Awesome Workout, Take it Outside!

Tired of being an inside girl—or boy? Summer '16 sent many of us indoors for more comfortable air-conditioned workouts, but fall has taken flight, and it’s time to head outdoors. John Gillingham, outdoor fitness coordinator for Colorado Athletic Club (CAC) in DTC, tells us how to get more than just a walk in the park.

Mind Over Meningioma

Liz Holzemer is an author, writer, speaker and survivor of a baseball-size brain tumor know as a meningioma.Given the scary diagnosis by her doctor when she was 32 years old, Liz called on her already-quirky sense of humor to brave the journey back to recovery and write her award-winning book, “Curveball: When Life Throws You A Brain Tumor.” Liz shares…


Amor Towles has penned another winner with "A Gentleman in Moscow." In 1922, the Bolsheviks sentenced Count Alexander Rostov to lifelong house arrest in the Metropol Hotel, the elegant hub of old Russia and the new Soviet Union. Towles’ brilliant outcome is "Any Human Heart" meets "Grand Hotel," with a little bit of "Eloise" on the side. The Count may…