Interview: Stapleton Hypnosis

Is it time for a change in your life? Maybe you want to quit smoking, lose weight, or get a promotion at work. Hypnotherapy could be your answer to boost this positive change in your life or simply relieve stress and anxiety.

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Brian Novak, a certified hypnotherapist at Stapleton Hypnotherapy. I learned all about hypnotherapy and am blown away about the possibilities. For instance, I recently had to turn gluten free so I asked if he could help with my bread cravings. He said yes! Well, this is music to my ears!!!! I can’t wait to try it out. Here’s more about Brian and his hypnotherapy practice.


Describe your business and the service your provide.

I help people find peace in their lives by providing hypnotherapy.  Hypnotherapy is guided visualization to a relaxed state (similar to sleeping) where suggestions are made to help overcome personal challenges and aid in making positive change.

When and why did you start your business?

I opened my practice in January 2016 after working as an advisor and semi-counselor to college students for the last ten years.  I myself have been a client of hypnotherapy for a while and have seen the benefits of it in my life.  I wanted to help others to find more happiness and achieve their dreams.

How did you learn your craft?

I was certified in Transformational Hypnotherapy at The Eastburn Institute of Hypnosis in Westminster, CO.

What are the benefits of hypnosis? 

If you have an issue that you are working through and find it tough or just can’t seem to get a leg up – hypnosis can help you get past your personal barriers.  Quite often, these barriers are things our subconscious mind has created or learned over time and our conscious mind can’t seem to undo. Hypnotherapy is a way to reprogram our subconscious to help achieve positive change in our lives.

Many folks also enjoy a deeper state of relaxation through and after hypnosis.  I promise – you’ll feel great!

What are some of the reasons why people do hypnosis? What can you help with? 

Hypnosis can truly help with anything you are experiencing in your life; however, some of the most frequent reasons people seek hypnosis are weight loss, smoking cessation, conquering fears, and stress/anxiety relief.

How long are the sessions and what should we expect? 

I usually plan between 60-90 minutes for a session.  We’ll first talk so I can get to know a little about you and what you are trying to achieve.  Then we’ll discuss the hypnotherapy method I’d like to use to help you.  Lastly, the hypnosis itself will last between 25-45 minutes (again, depending on your issue and our agreed upon solution).

How should we prepare for the first session? 

Come with an open mind and willingness to make a positive change in your life.

How fast should you see results from a session? 

Depending on what you seek hypnosis for, many clients can see results in 1-3 sessions.

Try out a session yourself and start making a positive change your life. Check out Brian’s website for more details

May 21: Meet Bachelor Ben Higgins and Fiancée Lauren Bushnell


Outlets at Castle Rock is thrilled to welcome University of Denver alum JJ Lane and new Denver residents Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell as the couple settles in to meet their new neighbors and says ‘Thank You’ to all of the loyal fans who cheered them on while searching for – and finding – love on Season 20 of The Bachelor.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Ben, Lauren and JJ to Outlets at Castle Rock,” said Marketing Director Andrea Nyquist. “Many of our shoppers – along with our own team – are avid Bachelor and Bachelorette fans and this is sure to be a special celebration for the entire community!”

The public meet & greet will last from 11 AM – 1 PM on Saturday, May 21, and will occur on a first come, first served basis. Fans will have the opportunity to pose for a photo with the couple and Lane and – as a special treat – Higgins will present the first 200 fans in line with one long stem rose! Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to secure a spot in line.

As this is a free event, in lieu of a ticket fee Outlets at Castle Rock and the Bachelor franchise stars are encouraging fans to donate to one of Higgins’ favorite non-profit organizations, MudLOVE.  Dedicated to providing safe, clean water to those in need, the organization raises funds through the sale of inspirational handmade creations. Additional information about MudLOVE can be found here:

Following the meet & greet, attendees can shop for their very own Bachelor and Bachelorette-inspired looks from stores around the center at savings of up to 30-70% off retail prices. Fans are invited to stay connected and up-to-date on the Outlets at Castle Rock Bachelor Meet & Greet using the event hashtag #OCRBACHELOR.

Outlets at Castle Rock is conveniently located between the Denver Metro Area and Colorado Springs region at I-25 and Exit 184 in Castle Rock, Colorado.

About Craig Realty Group

Craig Realty Group is a shopping center development and management firm founded by Steven L. Craig and is based in Newport Beach, California. A leader in the development and management of high income-producing, upscale factory outlet centers, Craig Realty Group owns, operates and manages nearly 5.2 million square feet of existing retail development in 8 states: Outlets at Anthem in Phoenix, Arizona; Outlets at Barstow in Barstow, California; Cabazon Outlets located near Palm Springs, California; Citadel Outlets in Los Angeles, California; Outlets at Conroe located near Houston, Texas; Outlets at Castle Rock located south of Denver, Colorado; Outlets at the Dells, Baraboo, Wisconsin; Outlets at Hillsboro, Hillsboro, Texas; Huntley Outlet Center, Huntley, Illinois; Outlets at Loveland located north of Denver, Colorado; Outlets at Silverthorne located west of Denver, Colorado; Outlets at Vicksburg in Vicksburg, Mississippi; and East Hills Mall in St. Joseph, Missouri.  In November 2012, Craig Realty Group grand opened Outlets at Traverse Mountain, located in Lehi, Utah, just 30 minutes from Salt Lake City. The long-awaited opening of Outlets at San Clemente, overlooking the Pacific Ocean just off the I-5 in beautiful San Clemente, California, took place in early November 2015. Projects in development include Chicagoland Outlets at Country Club Hills, Illinois; Outlets at Kapolei Commons, Oahu, Hawaii; Outlets at Richmond, Virginia; Outlets at Cleveland, Ohio and Outlets at Lacey, Washington. Craig Realty Group founder Steve Craig previously developed Desert Hills Premium Outlets, Carlsbad Company Stores and Woodburn Company Stores, three of the most successful manufacturer outlet centers, and was instrumental in developing Camarillo Premium Outlets. For more information, visit

6 DIY Hair Treatments to Detox, Nourish & Strengthen

“Heading to the salon or your local beauty supply store is fine and good, but your fridge and pantry can provide a host of delectable ingredients that will nourish and rejuvenate your hair, as well,” explains Wendy Rose Gould beauty expert for hair tutorial and advice site “From mashed bananas to blended carrots to strawberries, fenugreek seeds and beyond, chances are you have many of these ingredients at your immediate disposal. Snack on some, of course, but also put them atop your head as DIY hair treatments that make for glorious, glorious hair.”

DIY Hair Treatment Recipe Instructions:

Carrot Detox


Either finely shred your carrot by hand, or put it in a blender to break it down. Combine with two tablespoons of coconut oil and mix well, then apply to dry hair. Let it set for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse in the sink (to keep carrots out of your bathtub drain). Condition and style per normal.



Strawberry Banana Hair Detox



Chop your four strawberries into small pieces and then either mash them by hand or use a blender to puree. Combine with one mashed banana and two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Apply to shampooed hair and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Shampoo, condition, and style per normal.



Almond and Avocado Treatment


Crush or blend your almonds, then cut your avocado in half and remove the pit. Mash the almonds into the avocado and then combine with olive oil, mixing well until you have a smooth consistency. Let the mixture set for 20 minutes before applying to allow the ingredients to fuse, then apply to shampooed hair and let set for 10 to 15 minutes before shampooing.



Egg Yolk Mask



Separate your egg yolk from the white and beat the yolk. Slowly add the milk, mixing as you do, then add the honey. Apply the mixture to your hair, starting at the ends and working your way up. Let the mask set for 15 minutes, then rinse with cool water. Hot water can make the egg cook, so stick with cooler water.



Fenugreek Strengthener



Blend your fenugreek seeds into a powder, then combine with yogurt to make a paste. Apply to dry hair and allow it to set for 30 minutes before rinsing and shampooing. Fenugreek is rich in proteins and vitamins, which strengthens hair.



Blackseed Oil Conditioner


Maximize the effects of a normal conditioner by adding equal parts coconut oil, blackseed oil, and your normal conditioner. Mix well, then saturate hair and throw on a shower cap. Blackseed oil makes hair fuller and stronger while coconut oil adds shine.

Colorado Created Chasing Windmills

I couldn’t resist to share this awesome new baby clothing line by fellow Coloradan twin parents Sarah and JP Box.

What started out as an idea in between double midnight feedings, neighborhood strolls, and soul searching, emerged in June 2015 as Chasing Windmills — a beautifully simple and timeless collection of merino wool items for babies and little ones. After spending almost a decade in the corporate world, co-founders Sarah & JP were met with a wake up call with the birth of their twins.

With a deep appreciation of the outdoors, they longed to create a bridge for parents to be able to share the goodness of nature with their little ones — to be able to soak in the adventurous spirit of childhood every day.  Their original collection focused on the go-to essentials for the nursery, including crib sheets, rompers, gowns, blankets, and beanies. By introducing the natural goodness of merino wool into the nursery, Chasing Windmills hopes to plant the seeds for a deep appreciation of what nature provides as a child and parent grow together.

On April 7th, Chasing Windmills launched its second collection, bringing little ones the merino essentials for play in the great outdoors — graphic tees, shorts, and all-season hoodies.  Now at home and outside at play, little ones can explore this big beautiful world with a helping hand from Mother Nature.

By sourcing the finest merino wool from mountainous New Zealand and Australian ranches, Chasing Windmills has allowed Mother Nature to provide the soulful base of its products. The merino wool used in their collection is super soft, breathable, and lightweight. While wool is often thought of as a great insulator in colder climates, merino wool is quickly becoming popular for its unique ability to also keep you cool, dry, and fresh under the sun.

With their simple, playful, and timeless designs, Chasing Windmills’ collection is meant to be the go-to pieces you and your little one reach for before your everyday adventures together.

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