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Author Archives: Donna Olmstead / Journal Staff Writer


Feast tailored to diet restrictions

Give thanks for good health with a meal tailored to dietary restrictions and sensitivities

The Seydels, daughter Sylvanna, left, and mother Robin, cook a Thanksgiving feast to honor the memory of their grandmother and mother, Rikki Seydel, who passed away at 57. (Courtesy of La Montanita Coop)

Healthy dinner honors mom, grandma

Robin Seydel of La Montañita Coop in Albuquerque, says she and her daughter have been organizing an annual Thanksgiving feast for their family and friends with healthy, organic ingredients to honor the memory of her mother, who died at 57 in 1985 from uterine cancer.

Marshall Monroe, chief creative officer of his Corrales-based business, Marshall Monroe Magic, a national and international consulting firm, says technology’s learning curve requires more creative thinking to successfully adapt to the future. (Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal)

Making magic from Disney to NM

From Disney to Corrales, creative mastermind lets his imagination guide the way to success

Naomi Shihab Nye explores her world through poetry and prose. She will read and discuss her work at a free event of the New Mexico Humanities Council’s Annual Convocation on Friday at the KiMo Theatre. (Courtesy of Naomi Shihab Nye)

Poet explores cultural diversity

Naomi Shihab Nye’s work looks at differences, similarities and bridges to understanding

WHITAKER: Will talk about prescription drugs, mental illness

Psych drugs may harm more than help, author says

Before rushing to medicate people with mental illness, award-winning investigative journalist and author Robert Whitaker advocates another look at what 50 years of research shows: long-term harm may outweigh short-term benefit.

Fashions by designer Kevan Hall will be featured at the Pennies for the Homeless High Tea and Fashion Show. This embossed golden gown features a trumpet skirt and high neckline. (Courtesy of Pennies For The Homeless)

Fashion show helps homeless

Annual Pennies for the Homeless High Tea features award-winning designer

Brand Anew

To market yourself effectively, you need to know who you are and what you have to offer

Freshen up your faith

Even your spiritual life could use a change-up now and then