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How to Be an Empowered Woman

By Marcea Hibbert-Roye Empower means to ‘give the authority or power to do something.’ A person can empower others, giving them the authority or power to do something or an individual can give himself or herself this same authority or power. Empowerment fulfills not just a physical task that can be done by giving the … Continue reading

Evaluate the Good, Bad and Useless in Your Life

By Katie O’Brien If you’ve heard the saying ‘clean house’ you know it doesn’t necessarily imply using any harsh cleaning supplies. Cleaning house can also be referred to your ‘internal house.’ Just as we would go through our rooms in our homes, dust, polish, declutter and rid of old useless items… we find it helpful … Continue reading

Sex and Relationships with Mikaya Heart: Why tell the truth?

“It’s not worth it to tell the truth,” is something I hear people say quite often. Well, that depends whether you are really measuring what you’re losing by lying, and whether you really care about what you’re losing. You may not notice the gradual deterioration of your once-intimate relationship into a casual daily exchange of … Continue reading

Sex and Relationships with Mikaya Heart: An Alternative Wedding

Wanna get married? I recently officiated at a very fun wedding held on some land in northern California. The couple were both in their thirties, and the half that did most of the organizing is an accomplished artist who designed and sewed her own dress, made hundreds of origami cranes, and etched names in glasses … Continue reading

Sex and Relationships with Mikaya Heart: Dealing with Anger

I apologize for the long delay in posting – life has just been incredibly full and busy! OK, following on from my last post, I’m still on the subject of communication and anger. Although it’s true that someone who is very afraid will never be able to communicate clearly, and that some people have no … Continue reading

Sex and Relationships with Mikaya Heart: Moving Beyond Fear And Anxiety

Unless you are one of those lucky people who just happens to be with someone who wants to have sex exactly the way you do, the art of negotiation is an essential skill. By that I mean that you need to be able to listen to what your partner is saying without taking aboard any … Continue reading

The Importance Of Taking A Break For Happiness

Feeling stressed? Cramming for a big project at work or school? Stop what you are doing right now and take a break. You may discover that doing so might vastly improve your happiness. Alex Lickerman, MD, a Buudhist physician, writes that “resilience doesn’t develop by removing stress from our lives (an impossible feat in any … Continue reading

How To Have A Real Summer Vacation – Without Spending A Lot Of Money

Summertime is supposed to be a fun time, but it’s not really a whole lot of fun to be sweltering in the heat doing nothing interesting while your friends are out gallivanting around the world.  So what can you do to enjoy summer, without having to run up your credit card bills or spend a … Continue reading

Sex and Relationships with Mikaya Heart: Loving Yourself

These days there is a lot of talk about self-love, and many people will tell you that you must first love yourself before you can love anyone else. While that is true, I think it needs some explaining. What does it mean to love yourself, and how does that manifest in daily life? It’s really … Continue reading

Sex and Relationships with Mikaya Heart: Finding and Expressing Love

There are many ways to express love, and different people experience love in different ways. One of the keys to compatibility with your partner is when you both express and receive love in the same ways, so it’s easy and natural for you to make each other feel loved. The feeling of being loved is … Continue reading

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Dr. Felicia Clark – Body Acceptance Coach & Author

Name and Occupation: Dr. Felicia Clark, Body Acceptance Coach and Author What do you love about being a woman? I love that I have choices, supportive connected relationships with friends, and I love that I am both creative and logical. What do you hate about being a woman? I used to hate that we live … Continue reading

Sex and Relationships with Mikaya Heart: Love

Let’s talk about love. I have said before and will say again that it is not love but compatibility and companionship that make a relationship work. You might love someone and yet need to stay well away from that person because s/he is abusive; but if you share many common interests with someone and s/he … Continue reading

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Jillian Bullock – CEO of Jillian Bullock Enterprises

Name and Occupation: Jillian Bullock, fitness and wellness expert, health advocate, speaker, and life coach. Also, the CEO of Jillian Bullock Enterprises, a fitness and wellness company. What do you love about being a woman? I love the fact that as a martial artist and boxer I can be strong, fit, healthy, be my own … Continue reading

Sex and Relationships with Mikaya Heart: Dealing with Jealousy – Again!

I’ve touched on this subject before, but it’s so central in understanding how to have healthy relationships that it needs some in-depth examination. There are not very many people in this world who have not felt jealous at some point or another, and it can take many forms. Let’s restrict it to the kind of … Continue reading


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