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The world influences us in many ways, driving us to create art, to improve ourselves and our surroundings, to help our communities and the people within them. For some, that influence, or inspiration, comes from nature; for others it may come from their spirituality, heritage or culture. Summer Mirabal found inspiration in the people she influenced at her gym. more
People have been mixing Western and Eastern approaches to health care forever. Tai chi, yoga, meditation, acupuncture, breathing exercises and a bastion of herbs are often used to contribute to many people’s wellness in Taos and the world over. more
My world changed radically on a December morning last year. I was on my way to the toy store to finish my holiday shopping before heading to Colorado … more
In order to tamp down disinformation and rising concerns, Taos News  asked Dr. Lucas Schreiber of Schreiber Family Practice in Taos for an update on the current research about the virus as well as what we can do to halt its spread. more
When life gets us down, David and Meredith Vaughn are teaching community members to laugh it out. Laughter yoga is a rising trend that has made its way to Taos and the Vaughns have all their classes leaving in hysterics. more
Although the diseases caused by vitamin deficiencies had been apparent for many years, it was not until the 1900s that those vitamin deficiencies, due to diets low in vitamin-rich foods, were recognized as the culprit. more
Walking through the doors of Trauma and Recovery Center in El Prado, one is faced with two rows of pottery wheels. Stroll past the clay vessels, dog- and dragon-like creatures peeking from the shelves, and you arrive in another room filled with hand drums. more
So 2020 is here and you've decided this is the year you will improve your diet and lose weight. Not surprisingly, that's the number one resolution for most Americans. Also, not surprisingly, a study conducted by the University of Scranton has found that 80 percent of New Year's resolutions have been abandoned by February - only about 8 percent of us hang in there long enough to achieve our goals. more
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
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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
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