Author: Micha

The OTW Anger Series | In Our Own Words

A resource with love from us to you. It may not be empirically provable, but we feel quite certain that one singular state of being, one word, can account for most of the tragedies that have befallen this world lately – those that aren’t natural disasters: ANGER. Anger is potent, lethal, it – like energy – must disseminate, must go somewhere and disperse. If trapped within the body a multitude of damaging, dangerous and sometimes fatal occurrences can take place. Poor health is an obvious one, but acting out – acting out in blind rage, in violence, in confused...

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Why I Can’t Shut Up | Secrets Are Like Poison

Very recently, I went through a highly emotional and somewhat scary situation with someone I was quite close to – someone who, despite setting off a few of my inner alarm bells, I sidled up to and I allowed to do the same. Our friendship was like a well-blooming tree. We watered it for nine months, and it birthed a closeness that looked and felt like a long-term friendship. I exhumed harmful lifelong patterns and stories of trauma and showed this person what I found, what I learned while digging. Like a picture book for my friend to thumb...

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Roasting the Fear Away | Joshua Tree Coffee Co. Founder Dispenses Coffee & Candidness

Royce Robertson and I have exchanged roughly 100 emails, 15 calls and at least 50 texts in the past year and a half and yet only met in person once. Royce is the founder of Joshua Tree Coffee Co., truly one of my favorite coffee companies. When we first established contact last year, prior to all that electronic communicating, Royce picked up the phone and called me…the old-fashioned way. His candor early on in our entrepreneur-friendship about the ups and downs of striking out in work alone actually caused me to pull over one day as I was driving...

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Eaux You, Eaux Claires | You’ve Got Our Heart

This past weekend, I had the absolute pleasure to attend a festival that’s been at the top of my list since its inception last year: Justin Vernon’s Eaux Claires festival in, yep, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, where he was raised and currently lives. I was also able to tick off an unvisited state and witness the blood, sweat and tears of one of my absolute favorite artists on his home turf. In Justin’s own words Eaux Claires is…: “Our mission for Eaux Claires is to create a deeply meaningful experience of togetherness and expression. We feel like everyone, whether interested...

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Turn Around Bright Eyes | A Micha Favorite

Rob Sheffield has proven through Love Is A Mixtape and Talking to Girls About Duran Duran that he is a male spirit animal of mine…of sorts. He blends a sweet concoction of quick wittedness and genuine romanticism with extreme reverence for pop culture – above all music – that is like the best cocktail I ever did drink. Time and time again, I cry, laugh and envy his skill for weaving sentiment and sarcasm into his writing. I first fell in love with Rob’s longform writing (he’s been a columnist for Rolling Stone for almost two decades) in Love Is a Mixtape, his music-based...

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