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Author Archives: Elaine Tassy / Journal Staff Writer

Bartender Josh Morales draws a draft beer at Ponderosa Brewing Co. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

Brewery brotherhood thrives

New Mexico breweries thrive on helping each other out with craft and customers

Mindfulness meditation instructor Michelle DuVal, director of The Mindful Center in Albuquerque, leads students at the weekly Evolution Group in practicing the technique of focusing on the breath. The practice helps the students in the DWI/Drug Court program keep wandering thoughts, which might lead to drinking, under control. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

Court program uses mindfulness

Drug/DWI court diversion program uses mindfulness training to help participants stay sober

Inside the “Money Free Store,” a woman and her 3-year-old son shop for housewares and Christmas gifts. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

Group collects, distributes gifts

Small nonprofit collects and distributes home goods, presents in ‘compassion chain’

Slip and slide

Ruidoso Winter Park …

MyChart, seen here as a close-up of Claudette Mayer’s records, provides a patient’s health summary, tests results, current health issues, and other useful information. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)

Online portal boosts access to information

The use of an online portal at Presbyterian Medical Group in New Mexico, through which patients and their health care team can see and exchange information via computer, has increased by more than 20 percent in the past year.

Tight end Chris Edling, left, talks with Becky Freeman, who consults individually with players on the football team, as well as other sports.

Dietitian ‘fuels’ UNM’s athletes

Since Becky Freeman began her job as the University of New Mexico’s first full-time Athletics Depart …