Therapy: Forget The Couch! Think Horses!

There are various schools of psychotherapy. In recent years, therapists have realized that difficult-to-reach patients, such as autistic children, adults who are dysfunctional due to childhood trauma, couples having trouble communicating, may benefit by undergoing Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) and Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL).


ANATOMY OF A MEDIATION STARTUP

Pacific ADR is an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) boutique based in Seattle and active throughout the Pacific Northwest. 


Where’s Wali?

It’s tough pinning down the mercurial Wali Collins! Last week, he was in Seattle making an appearance at the Bite Festival. Next thing, he’s on the way to Waterloo, New York to do a gig at the del Lago Resort & Casino. Then he’s bound for Denver to make an appearance at the Boat Festival, sponsored by the AARP. In between, he’s a regular at the Gotham, and Broadway Comedy Clubs in New York City. And every other month his Comedy Cup, where comedy gladiators battle to the death, is packing them in! 


Commercial Mediation: What is it and how to do it?

What is “commercial” mediation?  Does it differ from “non commercial” mediation and, if so, how?  Most mediations have a clear commercial aspect other than, perhaps, those involving domestic relations and estate disputes.  Even domestic relations, and trust and estate disputes can involve commercial elements to the extent that banks, trust companies or insurance is involved.  


STICKS AND STONES

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never break me.” This old English adage dating back to the 1800’s is naïve, very naïve. 


Just for Laughs Highlights 2017

Every year when I get ready to go to Montreal I wonder how long it is that I’ve been going. This year I found actual proof that I’ve been going for more than 25 years because I actually found my “VIP” pass from 1992, and I know it wasn’t the first year I went.


From Wyoming: Country Burgers!

Traveling two hours south of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the speed limit is 80 and it doesn’t feel right unless you’re cruising at 90 mph. Occasionally, traffic slows to let a herd of antelope safely cross the road. Going South on US 191 through rural Wyoming, a makeshift road sign Café gets attention because there isn’t anything else out here. The Café billboard points the way to a long white trailer-style building named Country Burgers.


A Small Western Town that Loves Its Fashion

Frank M. Light and his wife Carrie came along with their seven children in 1905 by stagecoach to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, a town famous today for its ski and summer bike and rodeo seasons.