Dealing with grief during the holidays… Children looking at holiday cards ~ 1910 Did you ever stop to wonder why we have so many major holidays crammed into the last 90 days of the year? For many of us these holidays hold special memories of our childhood. These memories may be positive or negative, depending...Read More
Brooke Shields at Naval Air Station, Pensacola in 1986. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) There was a little girl, Who had a little curl, Right in the middle of her forehead. When she was good, She was very good indeed, But when she was bad she was horrid. ……….Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Brooke Shields was the little girl…...Read More
Cottonwood’s Sonoran Desert landscape is a living workshop! “…a workshop is where you do actually get feedback on your work, not just something where you go and sit for a day.” Octavia E. Butler – American Writer Workshop is a very positive word. If you think about your home environment, you might have a workshop...Read More
A week for awareness… This week, February 9-15, 2014, is Children of Alcoholics Week ~ A Celebration of Hope and Healing. Depending on your own life story you may or may not know any children of alcoholics; however, statistics provided by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) indicate that “one in five...Read More
36th Mill Valley Film Festival Opening Night Film “Nebraska” (Photo credit: diginmag) “No, he just believes what people tell him.” This quote is a son’s succinct response when someone inquires as to whether his father has Alzheimer’s. When you think about it, until proven otherwise, don’t we all tend to believe what people tell us?...Read More
Holiday Gift Catalogs! Choosing a holiday gift that keeps on giving… Just the other day we read an interesting article in US News and World Report “10 ‘Experience Gifts That Keep on Giving.” We hope you’ll have some time to read the article; the opening paragraph might tempt you to learn more. Research indicates that...Read More
Treating the whole person… At Cottonwood Tucson, our philosophy of care presumes that physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of life are closely interconnected and equally important to the overall health and wellness of a human being. We believe that achieving and maintaining good health requires more than just treating the disease or disorder. Our...Read More
This week our nation observed Veterans Day. While Veterans Day is a day to honor all who have served in the military for our country, it is not to be confused with Memorial Day which is a day to honor all who died in service to our country. Both days cause us to reach out...Read More
Time to renew our edges… “What a robust people, what a nation of thinkers we might be, if we would only lay ourselves on the shelf occasionally and renew our edges!” Do you recognize this quote that invites you to imagine how your life could improve, if on occasion you made the time to renew...Read More
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