Author: Micha

Dark Sod Of the Moon | A Few Favorite Mud-based Products + Their Healing Properties

Beauty + Wellness Toying with your food may exceed acceptable behavior, but playing in the dirt is a pastime adults should never abandon. Clays are copious in quantity around the world and offer a world of health and therapeutic benefits. Many clays, namely bentonite, create an earthing effect on human skin, producing a (positive) electrical charge when coming in contact with liquid. Take, for instance, when the naked skin of our feet touches soil and wet grass at once, the clay takes on a different charge and binds most present toxins within the fluid. Not many of us seek the...

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Ancient At-home Remedies | Beet Kvass

Culinary + Fashion   Beet kvass is one of my go-to tummy tonics with quite a history. Folk medicine values beets and beet kvass for their liver cleansing properties, and beet kvass is widely used in cancer therapy in Europe. Anecdotal reports also indicate beet kvass is an excellent therapy for chronic fatigue, chemical sensitivities, allergies and digestive problems. The word kvass, Slavic and Baltic in origin, originally referred to the fermentation of stale bread and has been enjoyed in many forms since the Middle Ages. It might sound strange, but in times of high infectious diseases, it was a...

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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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