Equest’s 40th Anniversary Gala: Celebrating 40 Years of Horse Power
2021 commemorates Equest’s 40th year of providing life-changing achievements for children and adults with special needs through the human-horse connection. Equest’s 40th Anniversary Gala: Celebrating 40 Years of Horse Power will not only pay tribute to the past and present but will look towards the future of Equest. This...
The Power of Art: How A One Night Event Grew to A Lasting Legacy
When a group of art collectors and enthusiasts decided to host an art auction to celebrate the genre they loved, no one could have guessed that it would spark the founding of a museum. But what began 20 years ago as a single evening for collectors and enthusiasts to...
Staying Fit From Home
Due to COVID-19, everyone is challenged to figure out their own way to stay fit without having access to a gym. The best tip for staying consistent with no gym access is having a set time each day to get your workout done. This keeps you on schedule and...
“Feeling Great in 15 Minutes – The CliffsNotes Version”
What Are Cognitive Distortions Anyway? What are cognitive distortions and why might you be interested in them? The term cognitive may sound pretty intimidating or overly intellectual, but it has a simple meaning. Cognition is just a fancy word for a thought. It’s the way you think about what’s happening....
Eating Well in the New Year
At this time of the year, many become diet conscious and look for healthier foods. Of course, part of a better approach is moderation in quantity. And Julia Child’s advice to keep moderation in moderation is classic. I offer two recipes that are moderately caloric yet delicious and, as...
Raise a Glass to Texas’ Top Wine Counties
Would you like to see a wine list? Not a list of wines, but a list of Texas counties where you’ll find the best wines. Oil isn’t the only thing flowing in the Lone Star State. Austin happens to be home to some of the top wine counties outside...
Mushroom Barley Soup: Turkey, Chicken, Beef or Vegetarian
While “Deep Flavors” is a kosher-style cookbook, the recipes are eclectic, Tex/Mex to Cajun to Jewish soul food, to French, etc. This recipe is just one example, derived from a soup that my grandmother and Mom made, strongly influenced by ingredients available in Western Russia in the late 1800s....
Texas Women for the Arts: Promoting Health Through Art During COVID-19
While a growing number of arts organizations are on the brink of collapse due to the pandemic, the value of art is becoming more apparent than ever before, providing essential relief, engagement, and a method of communication for people across the world. The Texas Cultural Trust, a statewide non-profit, is...
The Art of Happiness
“Who here considers themselves an artist?” When a researcher asks a room of elementary schoolers, she’ll likely see over three-quarters of the room raise their hands. When she asks the same question of a high schooler room, she’ll see just a few raised hands. Ask this question at your next...
UT Permian Basin: Resiliency and an Innovative Spirit
Resiliency & an innovative spirit are part of what makes being a Falcon so special, and during this year, the UT at the Permian Basin exemplifies that! We’re only halfway through the year, but 2020 can be summed up simply: the year of uncertainty. It’s hard to believe that just...