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If an apple a day can keep the doctor away, what could an orange -- or lemon, lime or grapefruit -- do for you? more
Ever have someone bite your head off? Did you then suffer emotionally for days, or even a week? Or have you ever had a situation, especially around the holidays, that made you so angry, you got stressed to the max and were ready to run away from home? Here's the procedure for clearing trauma that works miracles for me. more
There's something celestial about the Taos Aerial Gym. On a recent afternoon, the high-ceilinged space tucked away on Bertha Street was decorated with sparkling white lights and music played softly. Four women twirled and spun high up in the air on brilliantly colored blue, magenta and purple silk fabrics. more
Dear Dr. Ted: 'Tis the season to be jolly has hit me like a fist in my belly. Why is it that I'm already anticipating a difficult emotional roller coaster as the holidays arrive? This year I had a loved one die and all I can think of is her every time there is hint of the holidays. Why is it that this happens? more
Enroll now for health insurance Taos County residents and all New Mexicans have until Dec. 15 to sign up for health insurance or to change their current plan. more
This column seeks to help educate our community about emotional healing through grief. People may write questions to Golden Willow Retreat and they will be answered privately to you and possibly as a future article for others. Please list a first name that grants permission for printing. more
This column seeks to help educate our community about emotional healing through grief. People may write questions to Golden Willow Retreat and they will be answered privately to you and possibly as a future article for others. Please list a first name that grants permission for printing. more
The shiny blue pickup drives into the Enos Garcia Elementary School parking lot pulling a large red horse trailer. Out steps Madalena Miera, a CCSS Taos Behavioral Health worker, who opens the gate to lead out two miniature horses, Mama and Mickey. Across the lot dash a group of smiling elementary students with joy in their eyes. The pony therapy session is beginning. more
A list of services and resources if you need help: more
For the last five years I've played music a few times a month at a local nursing home/assisted living facility. At noon when we wrap up, I wave goodbye to the residents and dart outside into the fresh air and head toward my car, maybe stopping in the sun for a minute to chat with a fellow musician. more
Planning for your death can seem strange, creepy and, in some cultures, is actually taboo. But for others, facing and planning for death is comforting and a way to ease what is inevitable for the loved ones left behind. more
This column seeks to help educate our community about emotional healing through grief. People may write questions to Golden Willow Retreat and they will be answered privately to you and possibly as a future article for others. Please list a first name that grants permission for printing. more
Growing younger is a shift for most of us because society has been handicapped by the prevailing ideas and beliefs about aging. We've been taught that growing old is grim, that aging unavoidably … more
Taos County has a high rate of suicide, depression and mental health illnesses.  But what do you do if a loved one, a friend or a colleague is having a mental health crisis? How do you … more
Yerba del manzo is a plant that grows throughout the southwestern United States in swamps and flood plains. The flowers resemble those of the unrelated coneflowers, such as Mexican Hat (Ratibida columnifera), and the foliage turns rust-red in the fall. more
Summer is over and you may find yourself sad and maybe even depressed about it, suggested Caroline Colonna, a doctor of oriental medicine and director of Willow Clinic in Taos. But fear not, she said, this quasi seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is actually normal, according to traditional Chinese medicine. more
Humans have suffered the aftereffects of trauma for as long as history has been recorded and certainly even longer. Ancient cuneiform tablets written by the Sumerian people … more
If you find yourself in an emergency situation, in which you or someone you love is being attacked, would you know how to react?Tania Glenn of Taos Systema Martial Arts explained that … more
We all have a repetitious flow of thoughts pouring through our minds every waking moment. Often these thoughts keep us from being here now. And our absence from the present moment is what's keeping … more
Summertime and the livin' is easy. We don't have to worry about slipping and sliding on the ice and can enjoy getting caught in a rain shower. Just raise your face to the sky, stick out your tongue, … more
Jamie Ash was high up on the Deer Creek Trail in the Columbine-Hondo Wilderness on a recent Mayday. She had hiked alone from the trailhead at the Columbine Campground … more
Taos school offers summer courses taught by native healers of different cultures, backgounds more
Stick out your tongue! There are times when this simple instruction could help you save someone's life. It's not always obvious that someone has suffered a stroke but knowing how to detect a stroke … more
Top summer tips for healthy kids more
In times of emergency or disasters, there's always a critical need for volunteers to assist in providing aid to victims, families and first responders.The New Mexico Medical … more
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