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Most people reach adulthood with no idea of what their strengths might be. At the same time, they are painfully aware of their failings. The awareness of this fact can provide you with a compelling argument for examining the way you approach your … more
Dear Ted: I thought this would be a good time to ask you a question with the Fourth of July coming up and the celebration of Independence Day. I am a 15-year-old from Albuquerque. Every year, a lot of our country celebrates Independence Day, a historical time of when the United States of America broke ties with England and stood on its own... more
Because of the number of questions regarding leash laws in our forests, here is some information sourced from U.S. Forest Service guidelines and regulations. Should I bring my dog? If you plan to bring your dog with you to the national forest, first … more
An African proverb from the Yoruba and Igbo regions of Nigeria states, "It takes a village to raise a child." The belief is that a community of caring relationships provides youth with strength of character and pride about their own worthiness. They … more
While fireworks offer a dazzling display for people, they can be quite disturbing to our canine best friends. Many dogs are afraid of fireworks, and some even exhibit an extreme, phobic response. The following is some good information that will keep … more
Dear Ted: The world can become chaotic so quickly to begin with and then when I have a loss, I feel it is difficult to find people to help me get through the chaos and grief. When I read your articles, I see where you suggest that we find external supports. more
When clients come to us, they present concerns in the intake interview and in initial conversations with the clinicians. And the work to change takes courage and effort. Sometimes the presenting issues relate to violence and the need to learn better … more
Dear Ted: Last week, after the shooting at the GOP baseball practice, I started thinking about how much anger and blame there is in the world and also within my own life. Last week's incident was horrendous and so sad, no matter on which side of the aisle a person positions themselves. I started thinking about how easy it is to blame someone else when frustration rises. more
Roaming dogs are a major problem in our community. These are not the strays that are dumped or abandoned; these are dogs that have homes, but are left to roam. I have personally seen packs of 20 to 30 dogs roaming during the day and half of them go … more
Dogs could die if they are left in a hot car. So many of you believe that if you leave the window down a bit and maybe even park under a tree, your dog will be OK. You do not consider yourselves abusers of your pets, but this is abuse, folks, and it … more
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