Sacred Spaces – Ancient Triangle

The Southwest is home to many places that are considered “sacred” due to their breathtaking vistas, perceived power and healing energy, spiritual connection, and ancient Native American belief system. Three of the most powerful spots include Chaco Canyon National Historical Park, Mesa Verde National Park, and Canyon de Chelly National Monument—which together seem to form…

Heart of Darkness: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with NM’s Best Chocolate

There is no bad time to give (or receive) chocolate—its sweet and slightly sinful personality has been forever linked to love and seduction. But during the holiday devoted to passion, it is a perfect emblem of one’s true love. The root of chocolate as a symbol of “l’amour” goes way back in history. In the…

Make a STATEment Nominee – John Jaramillo Sr.

Our newest Make a STATEment nominee John Jaramillo Sr. holds the position of Director of Administrative Services at New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department (CYFD), which provides an array of prevention, intervention, rehabilitative, and after-care services to New Mexico children and their families. Jaramillo has been with CYFD for almost two years and says that he chose…

Some Like it Hot! – Plunge into New Mexico’s Hot Springs

People have gravitated to geothermally-heated ground waters or “hot springs” since the dawn of mankind, seeking rejuvenation, comfort, and healing.  Did you know the word “spa” originates from Spa, Belgium which was a popular watering spot in the 1600s? And the ancient Romans took their soaking very seriously—building the first formal baths in the first…