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Are Your Dog Biscuits Dangerous?

Are Your Dog Biscuits Dangerous?

From Snoopy to Lassie, Americans love dogs. We spend millions of dollars each year just buying Christmas gifts for our dogs. Dog owners understand that the affection we give our dogs is small when compared to the blind devotion they show us. But did you know there are...
Why I Make Terrible Decisions

Why I Make Terrible Decisions

There’s no way to structure this coherently. They are random observations that might help explain the mental processes. But often, I think that we look at the academic problems of poverty and have no idea of the why. We know the what and the how, and we can see...
My Decision to be Child Free

My Decision to be Child Free

     From being called selfish to being called weird, I have heard it all.  From looks of confusion to looks of amusement, I have also seen it all.  I am only 22, but I have been asked many times about when I will start having babies, and I know it will get even worse...
The Healing Power of Art

The Healing Power of Art

“Raise your hand if art has saved your life.” It was my first day of a graduate program in Art Therapy, sitting in a circle of eleven other students, all women. Hands shot up all around me. I felt that old high school pressure to follow suit, but I knew I’d never been...
What To Do When A Friend Is In Crisis

What To Do When A Friend Is In Crisis

It can be a helpless feeling.  Your friend’s husband is in intensive care.  Your neighbor’s mother has died.  A co-worker has been diagnosed with a serious illness.  You want to help.  But you’re not sure what to do.  So you shoot off an e-mail or send a card and say,...