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How To Live And Die With A Presence Of Being

July 31, 2022

Path of ascension
Given a terminal diagnosis and faced with a finite amount of time, a couple finds peace as they say goodbye. Columnist Timothy Tate shares their story
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Cowboying Up Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Be Vulnerable

March 28, 2022

Even tough dudes don't want to be lonesome cowpokes
Western men and women often evince the "I don't need nobody to care for me" look but all they really want is to feel connection. A new column about toughness by psychotherapist Timothy Tate
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Why Do We Run Away?

August 23, 2021 // Community Change, Culture, Growth

If you cashed out, where would you go?
Maybe the only hope we have to stop our towns and wild places from changing is to change our belief that their destruction is inevitable.  But, as Timothy Tate writes, it's almost impossible to do
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In The Bull's Eye: A Human Swarm Is Overwhelming The Yellowstone Region

July 20, 2021

Greater Yellowstone is a bull's eye for growth
Amid unprecedented development and outdoor recreation pressure, three experts say new strategies urgently needed to save America's most famous wildlife ecosystem
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Tate: Growth Is Rapidly Changing Our Communities And We Do Not Feel Fine

July 12, 2021

A WPA poster promoting Montana in the 1930s
By day he is a practicing therapist; for 40 years he's been a citizen in Bozeman. Timothy Tate sees many Greater Yellowstone towns losing their identity
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How Do We Lift Our Mental Spirits?

June 3, 2021

The great outdoors: good for body and soul
Timothy Tate writes about society's reluctance to prioritize mental health as a major public concern. Ironically, the challenge exists in a region filled with nature's healing abundance
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'To Reach The Spring' Is A Wake Up Call For Ecosystem And Planet

April 15, 2021

What do we take away from an Old Faithful eruption?
Charlie Quimby reviews Nathaniel Popkin's thought-provoking new book which asks: How and why are we programmed to gluttonously consume Earth's resources, including wildness?
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The Grounding Ways Of Rituals In Nature

April 6, 2021

Being mindful is not typically a team sport
We've all been squeezed into tinier mental spaces by Covid. Timothy Tate says we can find center again by letting ourselves be vulnerable to quiet re-connection
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When Wild Nature Enters Our Dreams

February 28, 2021

What are your dreams telling you?
From visions to daydreams to the imagery that visits us in slumber, dreamscapes can reveal much about ourselves and how we're navigating the world
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Exploring The Causes Of Groupthink

February 5, 2021

What are the sparks of groupthink hostilities?
Timothy Tate: What happened at the US Capitol is symptomatic of social anxieties that pervade politics and environmental issues, too
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After A Surreal Year Like This, How Do We Center Ourselves Again?

November 26, 2020

John Felsing's painting 'Strange Procession'
For many, Timothy Tate says, gaining '2020 vision' has been traumatic. Let this holiday stretch bring reflection. The best gift you can give: listening
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American Shadowland: How Do We Stop The New Uncivil War?

September 24, 2020

What resides in our national psychic shadow?
As two Americas protest against each other, Timothy Tate in this op-ed says the only remedy is to confront the national shadow we've created. And it starts with each of us looking inward at ourselves
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What Does 'Last Best Place' Mean in 2020?

August 20, 2020

How should we deal with loss of place?
Timothy Tate suspects that the famed phrase, coined for Montana by Bill Kittredge and Annick Smith, stands for values now under siege
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On Getting Unrattled

May 22, 2020

Is there any place to escape the worry of Covid-19?
A psychotherapist confesses his own Covid-19 worries, when even the legendary Mother's Day fly fishing hatch on the Yellowstone River brings no relief
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