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Three months ago, I attended a workshop on re-framing how we discuss health and weight. It was an excellent and lively discussion and multimedia presentation. We watched various commercials (both print and television, domestic and foreign) as examples of how we treat people based on their appearance. Most of the examples were unsurprisingly of overweight… Read More

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On March 17th, the author of Modern Magick, Donald Michael Kraig passed from this world. I only heard of his cancer diagnosis recently - maybe in early February. He was gone so quickly. I heard him speak in person once, a few years ago at PantheaCon. He was warm, funny, and clearly had a great… Read More

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21 Day Fix: A Brief Review

The 21 Day Fix is the latest program from Beachbody focusing on daily exercise and portion control. The base kit includes seven workouts (plus a couple of bonus workouts), several color-coded containers, used in conjunction with a detailed eating guide to help you choose nutritious foods in the appropriate amounts. The workouts are 30-minutes long… Read More

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Cultivating Excellence

It is a pity that our culture celebrates the prodigies. We hold up those with preternatural abilities as examples and role models. We marvel at their inborn talents and the ease in which they execute seemingly impossible feats. It is unfortunate, because celebrating prodigies fosters an attitude that if we just keep trying new things… Read More

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I wrote this article back in 2009, when I was consulting for the local Planned Parenthood offices. I re-publish it here because there are some major reproductive rights bills, cases, and issues in front of a number of law-making bodies, including the Supreme Court (Hobby Lobby v. Obamacare). I've been too emotional & distraught to… Read More

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