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Between the Lines: Hieroglyphics

ColumnConscious life, hear me roar. Santa Fe, New Mexico is home to one of my favorite coffee shops, the Aztec St. Café. When I lived there, I would spend hours with the locals, smoking American Spirit cigarettes and drinking strong coffee, including a too-sexy-for-his-own-good Taos Indian man, two actresses from […]

Between the Lines: Giving Thanks for Imelda

ColumnConscious life, hear me roar. The night before Thanksgiving, my family was safely tucked in their beds all under one roof. With my parents visiting for the holiday, we play a little bed scramble: My mom always takes my daughter’s bed upstairs, my daughter and I sleep in my bed, […]

Between the Lines: Our Biographies as History

ColumnConscious life, hear me roar. I recently got a direct message on Facebook from a high school friend I haven’t talked to in many years. “Do you still have that picture of you and the ghost in Africa?” He wrote. I sat there staring at the screen, thinking it funny […]

Between the Lines: Did You Lose Your Edge?

ColumnConscious life, hear me roar. A friend commented on a recent column I wrote, saying, “The last time I went to hear a band in Boston, I realized I’d become the creepy older guy in the back of the room.” “Creepy?” I asked him. “We’ve become creepy?” Christ.

Between the Lines: Did You Lose Your Edge?

ColumnConscious life, hear me roar. A friend commented on a recent column I wrote, saying, “The last time I went to hear a band in Boston, I realized I’d become the creepy older guy in the back of the room.” “Creepy?” I asked him. “We’ve become creepy?” Christ.

Between the Lines: Mercury in Retrograde

ColumnConscious life, hear me roar. Coming home on a ferry Sunday from Martha’s Vineyard, I pulled out my iPhone and checked emails. I should have waited until Monday. A close friend emailed me she’d had the most bizarre weekend ever: running over a stray dildo in a bike lane, a […]

Between the Lines: The Ties That Bind Us

ColumnConscious life, hear me roar. From the day you are born, your family, to some degree, defines who you are. How you interpret that connection may change in stages as you get older, but you will always be linked to the over-achieving mother, the annoying sister who gets better grades […]

Between the Lines: Our Biographies as History

ColumnConscious life, hear me roar. I recently got a direct message on Facebook from a high school friend I haven’t talked to in many years. “Do you still have that picture of you and the ghost in Africa?” He wrote. I sat there staring at the screen, thinking it funny […]

Between the Lines: The Stranger

ColumnConscious life, hear me roar. When I was 21, I set sail on an old cargo ship for Europe and North Africa. Two years prior, I’d finished college in Italy, had backpacked Europe and Tunisia by myself, and had finally come back to Cape Cod – as you might imagine, […]

Between the Lines: Evolving Into Dick and Jane

ColumnConscious life, hear me roar. It should never be all that surprising when idiocy takes hold of a culture. We allow it to with every right we give up, every piece of fast fashion we purchase, every texted bastardization of the English language (YOLO!) and every time we wait in […]

Between the Lines: Reap What You Sow

ColumnConscious life, hear me roar. “I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.” – H.G. Wells My oldest brother, whom I had not talked to or seen in some 10 years, just left my house. For years, I’ve envisioned all the things I wanted […]

Between the Lines: Evolving Into Dick and Jane

ColumnConscious life, hear me roar. It should never be all that surprising when idiocy takes hold of a culture. We allow it to with every right we give up, every piece of fast fashion we purchase, every texted bastardization of the English language (YOLO!) and every time we wait in […]

Between the Lines: Here’s Some Candy, Little Girl

ColumnConscious life, hear me roar. No matter where you live, no matter how many life experiences you have, and no matter how much self-confidence you hold, there is nothing to stop certain men from treating you like a little girl. Blame it on some bizarre, existential threat that men – […]

Between the Lines: Here’s Some Candy, Little Girl

ColumnConscious life, hear me roar. No matter where you live, no matter how many life experiences you have, and no matter how much self-confidence you hold, there is nothing to stop certain men from treating you like a little girl. Blame it on some bizarre, existential threat that men – […]

Between the Lines: Evolving Into Dick and Jane

ColumnConscious life, hear me roar. It should never be all that surprising when idiocy takes hold of a culture. We allow it to with every right we give up, every piece of fast fashion we purchase, every texted bastardization of the English language (YOLO!) and every time we wait in […]

Between the Lines: To Kill Your Own

ColumnConscious life, hear me roar. Before there were foodies, there were hunter-gatherers. If you were hungry around 10,000 years ago, you likely had a good sharp spear, a stone implement, or a bow and arrow to help. You moved stealthily through grassy inlets, dark forests, and rough waves, or the […]

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25 Awesome DIY Projects Made From Nature

Use nature to decorate your space with these gorgeous DIY projects. Spring is an amazing time of year to combine two of my favorite things–nature and DIY.  My husband and I like to take walks at the local nature reserve near our home. We also like to garden and spend […]

How to Not Sweat (or Stink) With Natural Deodorant

A healthy lifestyle, clean foods, nontoxic personal care products. These are all high on our list of must haves. Soaking wet pits are not. How to not sweat when making the switch to natural deodorants? You use organic cosmetics, nontoxic shampoo, natural body lotion. Have yet to make the change […]

Social Media Activism Helps Women Reclaim Their Bodies

Social media activism can be done anywhere.

You might not think that a social media platform would be the place where women go to reclaim their bodies. But that’s just what the following women did.

Mashable recently published a great article detailing the stories of three women who harnessed the power of social media activism to claim their identity by discussing their bodies. Each woman’s story is incredibly moving but totally different:

6 Recycling Benefits That Put Your Lame Excuses to Shame

Recycling benefits everything and everyone. Here, 6 common myths to throw away. Like, right now. Maybe you started off with a passionate mission to recycle and do your part for the environment, but it’s since fallen by the wayside with an apathetic “thud.” Or maybe you’re one of the many […]

Trust Your Gut: Using Intuition for Good Health

Always trust your gut. It knows what your head hasn’t figured out yet. ~Unknown We are programmed, here in the West, to run to our physician whenever we aren’t feeling well. Of course, there are times this is warranted. But many times our gut is trying to tell us something. […]

Jemima Kirke Shares Her Abortion Story [Video]

Jemima Kirke, of HBO’s “Girls” recently shared her abortion story with the Center for Reproductive Rights. Kirke’s story is similar to many women’s abortion stories as it was very difficult for her to afford the procedure. As she said: It wasn’t totally unavailable, and that’s the tricky part — there […]

Big Tobacco Sues FDA Over Labeling Requirements

Does big tobacco have a legal leg to stand on with labeling requirements? On Tuesday, big tobacco filed suit against FDA over tobacco product labeling, claiming that the agency had overstepped its authority. The lawsuit is in response to a guidance issued in March which requires that tobacco companies submit […]

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