Holiday Stress Help

by Joanna on November 19, 2014

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We must now admit it: the holidays are upon us! In just a bit, we Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving. Hanukkah will be celebrated starting December 17th. In our interfaith household, we celebrate Winter Solstice on Dec 21st. And, of course, there is Christmas on December 25th. (The big Hindu celebration of the year, Diwali, happened […]


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This is a question I don’t think I’ve ever really talked about before. But it’s an important one. Unlike the Great and Mighty Oz, I don’t mind pulling back the curtain and letting you see how I make the magic around here. Lately, my mission has been changing a bit – I’m more focused on […]


Greatest Hits!! (and Programming Note)

by Joanna on October 29, 2014

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Hello, ladies! This week I am taking a bit of a break because I am about to give birth! (I know, crazy! But it’s not for a human baby. The truth is at the end of the post.) We’re doing a little Greatest Hits / Throwback Wednesday / Grab Bag this week due to my […]


Menopause and Spiritual Healing

by Joanna on October 22, 2014

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There are lots of difficulties in the menopausal transformation. (Shall we just get real honest? Menopause┬ácan be a total bitch.) Physical changes like weight gain, hot flashes, and headaches. And the emotional and intellectual changes, such as brain fog, mood swings, and menopausal anger.   But what about the stuff that makes you wonder if […]


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