Some Like It Hot. Not Me.

Here we are, at the end of another summer — at least symbolically, if not officially — and I couldn’t be happier. Hating summer, as I do, is an unpopular opinion. When I tell people, they refuse to accept it. They try to convince me to come with them to their favorite beach. They tell…

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Interventions to Prevent Psychosis

Tiffany Martinez was a 17-year-old college freshman when she began hearing voices, seeing shadowy figures and experiencing troubling, intrusive thoughts. Her friends at the University of Southern Maine, where she was majoring in psychology, noticed that she was acting strangely and urged her to get help. They most likely saved her from a crippling mental…

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Natalie Reid, Ryan Lecznar

Natalie Madison Reid and Ryan Andrew Lecznar are to be married Sept. 1 at the West Shore Cafe, an events space in Homewood, Calif. Joshua Janiak, a college friend of the couple who was ordained through American Marriage Ministries, officiated. The bride and groom, both 33, graduated from Chapman University in Orange, Calif. Mrs. Lecznar,…

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Put Your Greens to Work

Good morning! Did you wake up today wondering where August went? Are you, like me, somewhat ambivalent? There’s one half of my psyche ruing the end of shorts-and-sandals season, while the other is itching to tighten my apron strings and get back to work, without the interruptions of travel, school vacations and the general languidness…

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