I’m definitely excited to have this store in our neighborhood. The new SmartCo Foods concept, created specifically for the Colorado market, combines the best features of your local supermarket, warehouse club store and farmer’s market. I think it really clicked while walking through and seeing the different size offerings, and realizing that all of the products were offered in two or three different sizes. This is exciting to me, especially because it means that instead of hitting my regular warehouse store on Tuesdays and the supermarket on Wednesdays, I can actually get all of my shopping done in one place. If the store at 1442 S. Parker Road at East Florida Avenue, isn’t close to where you live, you might take a look at four other locations that will be opening later this summer….
• 5141 Chambers Road in Denver
• 3615 West Bowles Ave. in Littleton
• 16746 E. Smoky Hill Road in Centennial
• 1750 North Main St. in Longmont*I was not compensated for this post; however, I did attend as a member of the Collective Bias community and may or may not receive future compensation for promotional work related to this brand. The views and opinions expressed are my own, based on my individual experience.
If you missed today’s LiveStream coverage of the Cox Communications Teen Summit on Internet Safety, you MUST watch the recording. I feel extremely passionate about this topic. I am still digesting, but this was an unbelievably well spoken group of teens and the discussion led by child advocate, John Walsh, and rock star social media guru James Andrews (@keyinfluencer), was … extraordinary.
I am so impressed by Cox Communications and their dedication to this annual event. Their Take Charge program and the pages dedicated to it on the website provide a wealth of information and tips, I highly recommend you take a visit. I have no doubt that you will end up book marking it like I did.
I will have much to write but for now, I encourage you to watch this LiveStream recording of today’s very important event held in Washington, DC.
After the initial introduction I recommend that you forward to around 17-18 minutes for the official beginning when John Walsh arrives….
I love my morning yoga. I wake up at 5:30 am before anyone is awake and I sneak out of the house before I even know what I’m doing. I’ve been especially dedicated to this morning ritual lately because running really does a number on my lower back and hips. I love the breathing and the stretching and the sweaty sweat sweating. The soothing voice of the instructor…. but the one thing I can’t seem to do is shut off the logical part of my brain that MUST consume and analyze input. So, no matter how calm and soothing the voice, I’m always thinking about what is being said. This morning I was particularly troubled by the following….
“Breathe in…. and out. Be present. Right here. Right now.” (Ok, I’m present, I’m here, let’s sweat baby!)
“Forget about where you are. Don’t think about where you are, think about where you are going….. where you have been and all that you have accomplished. Where you are now does not matter, accept yourself where you are and see where you are going.” (uh.. huh? Wait… ok so, huh?)
Goodness, I’m so confused. If I’m supposed to be present and in the moment, BUT also just accept where I am but NOT think about where I am, only where I’ve been and where I’m going… Does that mean that I’m supposed to be able to be here but not think about being here? And recognize where I’ve been but NOT think about where I’ve been? As far as the where I’m going part, I think I have this part down because I’ve got goals and I know where I’d like to be…. except for the part where I’m supposed to only be present… hmm. It’s hard for me to not think. I’d like to understand this though, because if I could, maybe I would be all Zen and chill like the true yogis.
The fact that I’m still thinking about this two hours later is a little disturbing, no?