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Ask Ted: Grief can be strange, be gentle with yourself

Dear Ted: This last year, I retired and I believe I may be in a grief process, but I’m not sure. I am excited about stepping out of my old professional roles and have enjoyed time to play … more

For the birds: Red-naped sapsuckers on the move

This striking, 8½-inch-long bird from the woodpecker family has a sweet beak. The red-naped sapsucker drills holes in trees, particularly aspen, cottonwood and … more

Completing college applications and writing essays

Applying to college can be complex and even daunting, which is why 20 years ago Rebeca Romero Rainey helped co-found Bridges with Pamela Shepherd. Rebeca sees Bridges’ work as relevant as ever, … more

Dear Ted: Disagreeing does not have to equal hate

The Taos News has committed to a column to help educate the 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. … more

Meet Ernie, July's 'extra special cat'

Ernie is a 3-month-old, short-haired tabby kitten. Ernie, a male who's orange and white, has what some people call "kitten energy." In fact, he's supercharged. He's a feisty little guy - he likes to sneak up on the big cats and challenge them to … more

Know Your Neighbor: Jean Stevens

Sometimes, a person has a dream, and his or her work throughout a lifetime provides a background to make that dream come true. In Jean Stevens' case, the dream includes participation in the Taos Environmental … more

Tips to grow younger: The pros and cons of meditation

A few years ago, I read an article about a study of the effects of meditation on the brain – and it struck a chord in me. Researchers took magnetic resonance images of the brains of a group … more

Taos Bark: Tersia’s story (as told by a four-legged author)

A reader recently sent me this story. It is a wonderful testament to Stray Hearts and the work the people there do with the dogs to help them become more adoptable. Tersia’s story (by Gordon Hirsch) It has been almost a year since I left the … more

Restorative classes help adults deal with violence

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

Sisters in Tea – Part I: New blood

The latest story from author and language instructor Teresa Dovalpage, which is eight chapters long, will be presented in Spanish and English over the next … more
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