Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Self-Care Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Self-Care | Move Over Therapy Dogs. Hello, Therapy Cows. Advertisement Supported by The best therapists for silly human problems don’t say a word. ByElisa Mala July 12, 2019 NAPLES, N.Y. — Even without a psychology degree, Bella’s natural talents made her an excellent therapist: She is calm and accommodating of a range of personalities, with the patience to listen to endless problems without so much as a judgmental moo. From a lush, secluded pasture on the Mountain Horse Farm, a 33-acre bed-and-breakfast in the Finger Lakes region of New York, 3-year-old Bella and 2-year-old Bonnie are the highlander-angus crossbred cows that provide animal-based therapy. Cow cuddling, as the practice is called, invites interaction with the farm animals via brushing, petting or heartfelt chats with the … [Read more...] about Move Over Therapy Dogs. Hello, Therapy Cows.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Style | When a Dating Dare Leads to Months of Soul Searching Advertisement Supported by Modern Love It had been a glorious first date, but for her there was a big problem: They were both of Asian descent. ByAndrew Lee July 12, 2019 At 2 a.m. What was supposed to be a one-hour coffee date had evolved into a nine-hour marathon. From discussing the five love languages during dinner to telling stories about our exes at Coit Tower, we didn’t even notice that we had traversed four San Francisco neighborhoods and logged 10,000 steps. We had a lot in common, having experienced what some might describe as all-American upbringings. Born and raised in America’s former Wild West (she in Texas, I in Colorado), we had read “Little House on the Prairie” and learned to square-dance in cowboy boots. … [Read more...] about When a Dating Dare Leads to Months of Soul Searching
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Style | Mom, Can You Please Cover Up? Advertisement Supported by SOCIAL Q’S A teenage son is embarrassed by his mother’s sleeve tattoos. ByPhilip Galanes July 11, 2019 I am a teenage boy, and I have a dispute with my mom. She has tattoos all over her arms and back, and they’re not particularly nice ones. I’d call them R-rated. My friends think she’s weird, and they’ve made remarks to me about the tattoos. I’ve asked her to cover them up when my friends are around. But she says that if people don’t like her tattoos, that’s their problem. (She means me.) Was I out of line for asking her to be discreet about the tattoos to save me some embarrassment? BRIAN Actually, I think you missed your mom’s point, which is bigger than swiping at you or making … [Read more...] about Mom, Can You Please Cover Up?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Style | Tiny Love Stories: ‘Rabbis Do That?’ Advertisement Supported by MODERN LOVE Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words. July 9, 2019 “I Can’t Do This on My Own” As I pushed my trolley through the pink gate of our terrace house in Melbourne and up the street toward the supermarket, my 3-year-old son decided to assert his independence, refusing to step beyond our fence. Knee-deep in single parenthood and at the end of my ability to cajole, coax, encourage or demand, I turned to look him square in the eye. “I can’t do this on my own,” I said. “We need to work together.” He met my gaze, dropped his tantrum and ran toward me. We have been a team ever since. — Elizabeth Keen A Warm Meal for My Brother My … [Read more...] about Tiny Love Stories: ‘Rabbis Do That?’
Style | A Writer of Three Women’s Sex Lives Shares Her Own Journey Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Lisa Taddeo, the author of a much-anticipated book on the sex lives of three American women, learned some things about her own psyche, too. “I think I started looking for love or death,” Ms. Taddeo said about her 20s in New York. “For something to save me or something to kill me. And Manhattan is kind of perfect for that.” Credit Credit Molly Matalon for The New York Times Supported by ByKate Dwyer July 5, 2019 Picture Her father was recently killed in a car accident, and so this young woman has become her mother’s protector. Despite staying out late, she rises early the next morning to catch the train back into the city, where she works as an editorial assistant at Golf Magazine. But she misses the train, and instead cries with her mother at the kitchen table, … [Read more...] about A Writer of Three Women’s Sex Lives Shares Her Own Journey