Author: Micha

Liz Goldwyn | On Intimacy, Spiritual Sexuality + Art Through the Ages

Magic + Makers My first introduction to Liz Goldwyn was about 10 years ago, when I picked up Pretty Things: The Last Generation of American Burlesque Queens, her non-fiction compilation of tales from the pioneers of a movement very much celebrated today. I’d loved vintage clothing since I was in high school, but in my early 20s, I became more fascinated by the actual lifestyle behind the aesthetics, particularly as I began swing dancing and Lindy Hopping. From there, I slowly began following the trail of fascinating crumbs she leaves behind in all her creative projects. Now with social...

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Backseat Driver: Anger and What It’s Masking

Beauty + Wellness Photo by Taren Maroun. “Anger is a secondary emotion.” This struck something deep inside of me when Dr. Lena Dicken and I were chatting, just a week or two before November’s presidential election. I’d heard this before, through Brene Brown’s work and my adolescent preoccupation with psychology, yet I’d not absorbed it – clearly, because it was a brand new revelation to me when Lena said it. But consider it – just how right it feels. What does a secondary emotion mean? It means anger isn’t the real player; it’s showing up for at least one more...

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Looking For Answers: Bi-weekly Adventures In…Living; Volume 2

Beauty + Wellness Naturally, we found new books (audio and print) to devour since our first installment, adding to our growing stack of juicy input, expanded our intake of anti-inflammatories, for mood elevation, joint relief and swelling, and indulged in hobbies fit for excellent serotonin bursts and cathartic release! The book worms get wormier: I finally picked up a book I’ve long since planned to read, Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman, written by the founder of Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard. Patagonia has existed as THE exemplification of a renegade business, going against the grain and perhaps logic to build a global...

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Looking For Answers: Bi-weekly Adventures In…Living; Volume 1

Magic + Makers (Not all items are pictured here.) Most of the time, we’re voracious readers, we’re reliably inquisitive, and we’re experimental. We probe and we investigate to live a better life and to share that hard-earned life knowledge with you. I’ve decided to recap some of the many places I’m sticking my proverbial nose – some of the best of my findings in art, books, experiences, etc. – here in our bi-weekly series “Looking For Answers: Bi-weekly Adventures In…Living”, and Lulu and the rest of the Wolf Pack will be contributing from time to time, too. And so...

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Lucidity is Brilliant | Losing the Booze (and Chemicals) for Awhile

Beauty + Wellness “A man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind.” – James Allen Involuntarily, many of us tend to opt for a sort of cloudy alter ego/mush brain resonance – dulling with alcohol, medications and drugs, instead of choosing deep presence, clear-headedness and juicy reality. The choice is rarely blatant, and the...

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