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    Strengthen Your Mind By Opening Your Heart

    Strengthen Your Mind By Opening Your Heart

    French Buddhist Matthieu Ricard has been dubbed “the world’s happiest man.” After earning a PhD in molecular genetics, he veered from academia, moved to Nepal, and devoted his life to…

    Stylish Chanteuse Veronica Klaus

    Stylish Chanteuse Veronica Klaus

    I recently visited the home of Veronica Klaus. Stylish, talented Veronica warmly greeted me at the door, after I rang the doorbell. As I walked into her cozy and quite…

    Use Your Imagination to Fuel Creativity, Not Anxiety

    Use Your Imagination to Fuel Creativity, Not Anxiety

    Physician and holistic health guru Deepak Chopra believes the world is creating a new identity. He suggests that, by merging science and spirituality, we’re transcending deep-seated divisions and cultivating a…

    Butch Up!

    Butch Up!

    I love butches! Most of all, I respect them. Unlike their femme counterparts, they don’t get to pass. As a self-proclaimed out lesbian femme aggressive top — TMI — I…

    Profiles of Compassion and Courage: Steven Underhill

    Profiles of Compassion and Courage: Steven Underhill

    Today I’m profiling one of our own, Bay Times photographer Steven Underhill. If you don’t know Steven, you are likely familiar with his work, as he is one of the…

    Why Do We “Otherize”?

    Why Do We “Otherize”?

    “Otherizing” means placing people outside of the circle of “us.” It appears to be an innate and universal human capacity. It’s dangerous, because as soon as we see people as…

    I’m Not Just a Marriage Equality USA Volunteer, I’m Also a Client

    I’m Not Just a Marriage Equality USA Volunteer, I’m Also a Client

    One week from today, I expect my life paradoxically to stay pretty much exactly the same, yet at the same time to change utterly, in ways I’m not sure I…

    The Language of Love

    Bonita and Annie are a Christian couple who have been together for over 20 years. Both women are active in the equality movement and suggested we all 3 collaborate in…

    Aging in Place: Bathrooms

    Aging in Place: Bathrooms

    A month ago, when I was writing the first installment of this article, I was helping my parents to explore options for adapting their home to better meet their needs…

    The First Time- Part 3

    The First Time- Part 3

    Last month, we left you hanging a bit as we discussed the importance of finding the right location of your future home. While you might be flexible about many of…