Lyndeborough: A friend in need

Monday, March 31, 2014

For Dan Taylor, it was a waiting game. His kidneys had been failing for more than a year. He was on the list for a kidney transplant, but was looking at a waiting list of three to five years to get access to a compatible organ. And while he wasn’t on dialysis yet, it was a decision that was looming. … 0

Parent Wise: Discipline that’s punitive doesn’t work

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Discipline? Absolutely — as long as it’s positive Often when I talk about the benefits of shared power, connection and problem-solving, a parent will ask me, “Are you saying that we shouldn’t discipline our children?” or “Isn’t that undermining my authority?” Great questions. Historically our parenting culture has equated discipline with punishment. The dictionary defines punishment as “the infliction or imposition of a … 0

Dog Tales: Punishment works, but should you use it?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

In the 1980s when I first started training dogs, everything was taught through the use of punishment. If the dog moved out of heel position, he got a swift and meaningful “pop” on the metal choke chain. If your dog didn’t respond to the choker, you used a prong collar. Prong collars have … 0

Rindge: A journey continues

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Don Burness is always looking for new places to go, interesting books to read, and exciting things to learn. When Don met his wife, Mary-Lou, nearly 50 years ago, he found someone else with equal energy, someone else … 0

Jaffrey: A commitment to life & love

Monday, January 13, 2014

Growing pains are a natural part of childhood, of learning more about the world and how to live in it. But for someone like Michael Wood, a 23-year-old Jaffrey resident who was born with spinal bifida, a childhood … 0

Health: Boot camp challenge was the kick-start I needed

Monday, January 6, 2014

Think you’re in good shape? If so, maybe it’s time you put your fitness to the test by undergoing a workout with a professional trainer. You’ll probably find out you’re not as strong as you thought, and you’ll probably discover a few muscles you didn’t know you had. … 0

Health: For parents, 10 things to give up for the new year

Monday, January 6, 2014

If you’re making New Year’s resolutions this year, remember – less is more. The key to becoming a better parent in the new year is not to add on any expectations of yourself that you can’t be successful … 0

Health: Detailing leading forms of dementia

Monday, January 6, 2014

Often I hear family members of patients with memory loss state, “The doctor says he/she has dementia. Thank God it’s not Alzheimer’s Disease!” They are unaware that dementia is an umbrella term for specific types of dementia. There are many forms of dementia, not just Alzheimer’s, which is … 0

Antrim: Helping parents keep kids away from drugs

Monday, January 6, 2014

The Grapevine in Antrim will host Guiding Good Choices for parents of 9-14 year olds, an award-winning five-session course at Great Brook School in Antrim on Tuesday evenings beginning Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. Learn the skills to help your children steer clear of alcohol and other drugs. … 0

Peterborough: Open house at health center Wednesday

Monday, January 6, 2014

The Integrative Health Center in Peterborough will to celebrate the new year with an open house on Wednesday. Sara Featherstone, naturopathic physician, Julie Permut, licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist and Ruth Clark, registered dietitian/nutritionist are offering the event, which will focus on the Top 14 Heath Tips that … 0

Peterborough: RiverMead hosts open house, Jan. 14

Monday, January 6, 2014

RiverMead’s Village Assisted Living campus will be open to the public on Jan. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. Stop by, or call 924-8611 for more information. … 0

Temple: Farm to research equine therapy effects on boys with PTS effects

Monday, January 6, 2014

Touchstone Farm in Temple is the site of a research study on the effect of equine-facilitated psychotherapy on symptoms of post-traumatic stress in adolescent boys. Researchers from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and from … 0

Peterborough: Ruth Clark joins Integrated Health

Monday, January 6, 2014

In mid-November, Ruth Clark joined the Integrated Health Center at 174 Concord St. Clark is a registered dietitian nutritionist with a master’s degree in public health and over 30 years’ experience in the field. As a practitioner with many years of experience in nutrition and wellness, her core … 0