Author: Micha

Mysticism + The Southwest | Pamela Love + Her Consistent Muses

My style is always evolving, and yet I never abandon my love of Southwestern details and 70s-era Stevie Nicks attire. Never. While I may be originally from the Southwest/South/Midwest, I found a real muse for embracing this in my personal style when I discovered the jewelry designer Pamela Love almost eight years ago. Somehow, this Floridian and New York-based designer envelops her designs in loving and genuine homage to the Southwest – mysticism, too. Growing up in Oklahoma, I’ve seen my fair share of appropriation and arguably controversial usage of Native American and Southwestern designs in wearable art, but...

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Mind Benders | Some Favorite Books About the Cerebral Space

Collecting and devouring books on the mind and spiritual realm is not just a pastime for us, it’s a means to a better, more informed life. Thus, here is one of MANY lists of some of our favorite books, just in time for that long weekend you may have on the horizon, for that much-needed much-deserved sick day you might just start planning now, or for any day you need to find solace and answers from the words of an expert. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle What he’s selling here is a pain-free present if one can...

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Addressing Your Adrenals | Nutritionist Andie Jones Talks Hormones

I had a great email back and forth with my dear friend Andie Jones a few months ago when I told her we were relaunching Of The Wolves and we all would LOVE her sage advice on hormones and adrenals from time to tie. Andie is a Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner based in Denver with her husband and baby son. Andie’s work revolves around addressing the root imbalances that can result in a storm of symptoms and health conditions. Her core philosophy is to address the whole person with a mind/body approach to health and well-being. Andie is also passionate about raising...

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Ali Beletic | A Songbird + Provocateur of Symbolism

A conversation with the musician, installation artist and thoughtful woman who casts the Sonoran Desert as part-time muse One of the gifts of Of The Wolves is we’ve no space constraints, no emphasis on brevity. If a narrative unfolds into a lengthy tapestry then we go with it; we don’t tuck the ends or the beginnings away. Ali Beletic…her art and prose deserve to be poured out and enjoyed like a fine wine or single canteen of water on a hot day – sip and appreciate them. Ali is effusive and thoughtful, prolific and respectful of art’s processes. I tried...

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Quicksand | On the Other Side of Mental Illness

Where Sinking is Still Sinking… Many people with mental illness – and the people that love them – experience this sensation of being pushed into a pit of quicksand. The awareness of sinking is often quite latent; the nudge from disease so subtle the culprit seems almost unidentifiable at first. Not everyone calls it quicksand, but the sinking feeling – it’s painfully universal. The afflicted generally sink faster, and when the sand reaches their breathing artifices they’re often screaming for help. Sometimes their screams are tragically silenced. But the people who love them? They’re often stuck, like statues, or...

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