Month: November 2008

Team Player: Eating disorders therapist believes that life can be good again

One thing that comes up repeatedly in conversation with psychologist Susan Mengden is her preference for teamwork: “I look back at my life, and I realize that everything I did and everything I’ve accomplished has been as part of a team. I really like that. I don’t like working solo. I am happy that Kay and I met and that we founded this clinic. It’s the right thing for me.” The clinic she is referring to is Eating Disorder Center at San Antonio (EDCASA), which Mengden co-founded with licensed professional counselor Kay Watt a year ago. Housed in a...

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A New Source of Medical Excellence

You may have heard about the Center for the Intrepid (CFI), but you may not realize the worldclass work it’s doing for veterans right here in San Antonio. Its main goal is to maximize the potential of the military’s wounded warriors to live and work productively, whether they choose to remain on active duty or return to civilian life. The CFI sits adjacent to Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) at Fort Sam Houston and saw its first patients on Feb. 15, 2007. The CFI is an advanced outpatient rehabilitation center blending therapy, simulation and extreme sports to offer the...

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Families That Work: They owe success to trust, respect, a sense of humor and love

There is an old adage about not mixing business and family, the theory being that one cannot survive the failure of the other. If the business goes belly up, family relations can become strained; if family relations become strained, the business is less likely to succeed. On the other hand, if the family members are able to successfully separate business roles from their personal lives, the family business not only survives, it thrives. The following families have been able to make the distinction and have created businesses that have stood the test of time. Their recipes for success? Several...

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Kitchen Remodeling 101

With the decline in the economy, some people are opting to remodel their current dwelling rather than move to a bigger or better residence. Not only does remodeling allow homeowners to customize changes to suit lifestyles, personal tastes or current trends, remodeling can also be extremely cost-effective in the long term. Remodeled bathrooms almost always pay for themselves when it comes time to sell a home, but the biggest payoff is usually the updated kitchen. Today’s kitchen is more than just a place to prepare a meal. It is a gathering area, a place to do homework or catch...

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Print Primer: Understanding Art Prints

The word “print” connotes so many things that it’s not surprising that the public is confused when the term is used to refer to a work of art. Yet the graphic arts have flourished for centuries, and printmaking is growing in popularity among contemporary artists. Less expensive than paintings, prints can enrich our lives, embellish our homes and make great gifts, but with so many media and techniques on the market — not to mention confusing names — how do we know what we are buying? To help you navigate the world of art prints, we did a little...

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