Opinion & Columns

Cultivating Vitality With Michelle: Body-Connection For Wellness

By MICHELLE HARKEY-WILDE
LPCC, LMT

Thus far in January, we’ve taken a look at a physical aspect (water intake) and a mental aspect (asking better questions), so next we’ll take a look at the first way to help connect mind and body to increase vitality.

First, let’s explore Body-Connection, why it occurs and the benefits of having mind-body integration.

Body-Connection is the integration of mind and body to form a cohesive and caring connection.

Disconnection from body happens as a typical part of life. For instance, we are sometimes asked to push harder than our bodies can, deny ourselves valuable


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Fr. Glenn: Overturning Tables

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Several years ago there prevailed among Christian youth groups a very applicable adage by which to live one’s life: “WWJD”—“What Would Jesus Do?” Since Christians (ostensibly, at least) long to fashion their own lives in the love and charitable principles that Jesus taught and demonstrated, WWJD always before a Christian’s mind’s eye and, indeed, should be the governing principle of his life. But, as a Facebook post I saw once stated rather humorously, what lay in the realm of possibilities of “WWJD” is overturning tables.

I happened upon Jesus’ table tipping episode (Matthew


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World Futures: Education Revisited Part Four

By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute

In this series of columns we have looked at the education system populated by a vast array of people performing many functions. Two groups, however, have not been examined: parents and students. Both have responsibilities in the system.

Starting with students, one can argue that they are responsible to be the best they can be, to gain knowledge and acquire the skills to contribute to society and take care of themselves. But how many five year olds do you know who can embrace this philosophical concept much less even know what philosophical means?


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How The Hen House Turns: Poncho’s Guilt

Poncho, a dog with too much conscience. Courtesy photo

By CARY NEEPER
Formerly of Los Alamos

Our dog Poncho came to us as a six month old puppy from the shelter in Santa Fe.

His eyes locked onto mine as he sat wagging his tail, and the deal was made. He kept his side of the bargain: watching over the chickens, chasing crows out of the yard, and eating no more than he needed — until one day when we came home to find him acting very guilty.

How can I describe that? He didn’t jump all over us as usual, as we came in the door. He slunk away and kept looking up at us — no tail-wagging, no eager jumping around


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Letter To The Editor: Bringing Back The Salem Witch Trials Of 1692

By ROBERT VISEL
Los Alamos

An “Extreme Risk Firearm Protection Order Act” bill is being introduced to the State Legislature by our Governor and her fellow Democrats this month.

Putting Lipstick on a Pig doesn’t change the fact that it’s still a Pig. No matter how you name it, it is still a “Red Flag Law” and it’s pure garbage legislation at its worst!

“No law shall be passed that does NOT allow ‘Due Process’ or gives the accused the right to know who their accuser is.” It should provide court-appointed counsel to respondents who can’t afford lawyers or choose not to hire them. Legal representation is


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McQuiston: Four Common And Potentially Costly Homeowners Mistakes

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

Owning a home is usually a great experience. But it can also be a hassle, especially when unexpected issues pop up—whether you have a minor breakdown or a major catastrophe, it’s almost certainly going to require time and money to fix.

In many instances, however, those “unexpected” issues shouldn’t really be a surprise at all, because they’re often caused by a lack of maintenance or other oversights by homeowners. And not just new homeowners, either: It’s common for people who have been in a home for years to neglect even some of the most basic tasks that can prevent


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