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The Perils of Positivity

In doing my meditation/mindfulness work, I meet many folks who focus much of their thought, mind and spirit on being positive. Most would think this is a total, kick butt way to live. There are eve…

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Ben Dover and Other Names You Should Avoid Giving Your Children

Anyone who is plagued with an unfortunate name sounding even remotely similar to an anatomical designate or physiological function (e.g. Dick Moore) knows the pain that school-age ridicule and cheap s…

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Stroller Bitching: Big Kids in Little Strollers

As I have said many, many times before, once you make that monumental leap toward parenthood, you open yourself up to, what amounts to be, a whirlwind of judgment and scrutiny that will hunt you like …

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10 Tips For Reinventing Yourself

After three months of a book tour for What’s Up Down There? that sells me to the world as the “Girlfriend Gynecologist,” I’m officially hanging up my white coat and giving away my speculums to shift…

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I Am A Supremacist

Someone asked me today how my book tour was going, and I found myself answering, “I’m alive.” As soon as I said it, I realize how negative that sounds. When someone asks how we’re doing and we …

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Elect Your Energy

Did you know that the political process is a prime opportunity for spiritual advancement? If we truly understand the concept of oneness and unity, we know that those individuals from the opposite …

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5 Keys to Living in Balance

1. Know that the world “out there” reflects your reality “in here.” The people you react to most strongly, whether with love or hate, are projections of your inner world. What you most love is what …

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Do You Fear Your Own Desire?

I just finished my last weekend of Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts, where we spend a lot of time talking about desire -- not just sexual desire (though we do that a-plenty), but also the big pictur…

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How Was Your Upbringing?

From childhood onward, we all learned to cope with a complicated situation where the most basic feelings and perceptions were blended with one another much of the time. Life would be simpler if we co…

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Judge Not, Be Happy

Most people are trapped trying to impose their viewpoint on the world. They carry around beliefs about what is right and wrong, and they hold on to these beliefs for years. “I am right” brings comfo…

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Joe Baker is VP of Causes and Advocacy for Care2. Joe oversees Care2's campaigns with its nonprofit partners. Previously, Joe worked for Amnesty... more

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