August 31, 2009 - Guidelines to Accessorizing

Jan Springer, Director Heritage School of Interior Design, Beaverton, Oregon I find that the most troublesome part of design with my clients is the art of accessorizing.  We can always manage to get the “big chunks” (sofas, chairs, tables etc) in the room but the finishing touches mystify even some […]

August 29, 2009 - The best thing I bought this summer — under $20

By Sandy, Medford Four Reluctant Entertainers, Real entertaining for real people When catalogs like these come to my house, I rarely get a chance to look at them. But I love Crate & Barrel catalogs, and it reminds me of one of my favorite SUMMER FINDS this year.  For $19.95 […]

August 28, 2009 - Avoid the Marriage Power Trap

By Jean Tracy, NW Author, Parent Newsletter If you find yourself taking charge of your relationship, imposing your opinions, and pressuring your spouse to do your bidding, you’re caught in the marriage power trap. The good news is you can change. If you’d like to improve your character by […]

August 27, 2009 - Moms still discard their kids in all the wrong places

Three recent child abandonment cases in the Northwest have highlighted the ambiguity and controversy surrounding infant safe haven laws. By Traci Scott, Portland Writer In Federal Way, Washington, a 23-year-old woman who had left her baby on a church doorstep has been sentenced to 200 hours of community service and […]

August 27, 2009 - As Waistlines Widen, Brains Shrink

TUESDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) — For every excess pound piled on the body, the brain gets a little bit smaller. That’s the message from new research that found that elderly individuals who were obese or overweight had significantly less brain tissue than individuals of normal weight. “The brains of […]

August 26, 2009 - My adventures in Southwest Oregon

Southwestern Oregon: A Great Destination For Families By Erika Weisensee Let’s face it, when it comes to our beautiful state, a few places seem to garner the lion’s share of attention in travel publications. The Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Hood, and often written about towns like Astoria certainly deserve accolades. […]

August 25, 2009 - Why do Mothers Leave their Kids?

Several recent articles have interviewed women who leave their kids in search of the reasons why. By Traci Scott, Portland writer An intriguing and provocative story in Marie Claire details a new trend: mothers who voluntarily decide to relinquish custody of their children in order to pursue other life goals.  […]

August 25, 2009 - Divorce makes cancer survival worse

Marital Separation May Hurt Cancer Survival HealthDay News – When it comes to surviving cancer, separation from your spouse appears to be worse for your health than divorce or even widowhood, a new study suggests.  In contrast, being married — or never married — seems to improve your odds the […]

August 24, 2009 - How do I protect my marriage from unseen threats?

By Chantelle K. Dockter, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate of CCCOW, Question: My husband travels a lot for business, so we end up spending a lot of time apart. Sometimes I worry about that…what can we do to keep our marriage healthy? Answer: The answer is to place safeguards around […]