Gardens, Goddesses and Magic Soap

It was late on a Friday night. Other people were out dancing or drinking, meeting friends or going out on dates. I drove out west on the freeway to meet an entrepreneur, a practicing Wiccan and cat rescuer named Amy...

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My Rape, Your Rape

When I was 22-years-old, I went off to the movies with a group of girlfriends.  We all packed into a car and listened as one of my friends complained about her roommate. “She is always having issues. There is always...

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Better than Coffee and a Cigarette

It was Sunday morning at the Moksha Festival in Topanga Canyon. A pilgrimage to your soul; It was a festival of yoga, health and sacred music. I arrived at 9 in the morning and wandered on to a baseball field...

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Bold and Bottled, Is Beer Safer than Water?

Did you know there is a patron saint for beer? The bubonic plague spread throughout the Mediterranean in the year 542, killing 50 million people in the Roman Empire alone. The disease usually spreads through fleas, entering the skin and...

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Breastfeeding: Sucking a Milkshake Through a Cocktail Straw

“Apparently every strong, independent, fierce woman is totally broken down by breastfeeding.” – My best friend. My best friend gave birth to a beautiful baby girl last year. It was her first baby. An hour and a half after giving...

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