Denver author, counselor, coach, and professor Thomas Ramey Watson will be doing a book signing at the Regis Univ. Lowell Blvd. Bookstore on 24 April Thurs. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. He will be reading from his popular new book Baltho, The Dog Who Owned a Man. The memoir is about his remarkable Afghan hound rescue named Baltho, with whom he shared a psychic bond, helping Dr. Watson in his counseling practice by pointing out things Watson missed. He will also read from two new books of poetry, The Necessity of Symbols, and Love Threads, a remarkable narrative of an often paranormal love affair that takes place mostly in the soul realm. Dr. Watson often talks about his many mystical experiences not only with the living but with those who have passed on. The presentations will be interactive, welcoming questions and comments from attendees. See http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/15262375-trust-the-mystery-baltho-the-dog-with-three-lives
These two adult beverages — one that wakes people up in the morning and another that relaxes them in the evening — may help keep the mind young: coffee and red wine.
According to research, these two beverages — if enjoyed in moderation — might help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
The recent news is no reason to start a coffee or wine habit. But if they’re already part of your beverage repertoire, you might be interested to know that both seem to contain ingredients that could help ward off dementia. Animal studies show that something in coffee may help trigger the release of a special growth factor — granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (GCSF) — that recruits cells from bone marrow to help sweep out beta-amyloid deposits. (Those are the pesky plaques that cause Alzheimer’s symptoms.) And the polyphenols in red wine may have similar benefits, reducing levels of peptides that contribute to Alzheimer’s plaques. (Related: Do you forget things simply because you’re distracted? Find out what the symptoms of adult ADHD are.)
[The] 24 states that chose not to expand their Medicaid programs, offered under the Affordable Care Act . . . have left about 3.7 million Americans with serious mental illness, psychological distress or a substance abuse disorder without health insurance, according to a recent report from the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), a group that represents mental health professionals.
In states that agreed to expand Medicaid, about 3 million people who have those conditions and were uninsured are now eligible for coverage, according to the report.
Like all counselors I believe we need more mental health services offered, not fewer.
And, sure, many of you already know that they have a rather unique drinking style — all that water seeming to slosh and splash up against our faithful furball’s face. In real-time, dogs seem to douse their faces, hoping some of that water creeps down their throats.
But, seen in ultra slow motion, that simple act has an utterly fascinating grace.
Check out this clip from the also-kind-of-brilliant documentary The Secret Life of Dogs. It shows an Alsatian drinking water filmed with a Phantom camera at 1000 frames per second.
“I define intuition as the subtle knowing without ever having any idea why you know it,” Sophy Burnham, bestselling author of The Art of Intuition, tells The Huffington Post. “It’s different from thinking, it’s different from logic or analysis … It’s a knowing without knowing.”
Our intuition is always there, whether we’re aware of it or not.
Thomas Ramey Watson is an affiliate faculty member of Regis University's College of Professional Studies. He has served as an Episcopal chaplain (lay), trained as a psychotherapist, done postdoctoral work at Cambridge University, and was named a Research Fellow at Yale University.
In addition to his scholarly writings, he is a published author of poetry and fiction.