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—By Katy Nelson and Evie Sandlin White— Sister Simone Campbell has a surprisingly wicked sense of humor. When this dynamic woman and feminist, known to many as the ‘Nun on the Bus,’ was asked recently why she became a nun, …

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The priest refused to baptize me because there was no Saint Lavinia. So my baptismal certificate has my name as Maria Lavinia. Hoping to redress this oversight on the part of the holy Fathers (after all, Lavinia was a common …

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We love to hear from our readers…email us at editor@wncwoman.com Women Empowering Women For the past three years I have wanted to experience the South East Wise Women’s Herbal Conference. It always sneaks up on me and I don’t always …

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—By Victoria Rose— Facials and skin care exist deep in human history. A familiar example is from ancient Egypt: Queen Cleopatra, whose beautifying procedures are still used. Public opinion generally considers facials a luxury service, yet they are important tools …

Poetry: Her Spirit

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—By Julia Nunnally Duncan— Her spirit showed in her flower garden— fragrant roses, giant dahlias, bell-blossomed petunias— that she tended every day, her yard lush with color and bloom that brightened the way of all who passed by.

 

Laughter, Leadership and Love

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—By Jonna Rae Bartges— It’s the Namaste Way for Spiritual Visionary and Powerhouse Charlotte McGinnis. Most people quit a lucrative career and start puttering around with something else because they have to – there’s some kind of illness, they get …

 

WNC Woman’s Food for Thought Foodie Recipe Challenge 2015

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Announcing WNC Woman’s reader recipe contest, the Food for Thought Foodie Recipe Challenge 2015! Deadline for Entries: • Taking submissions via email only from January 1-31, 2015.

 

Words From The Editor

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As I write this editorial we are just digging out from the second snow storm of the season… and winter isn’t even officially here! And I look out my office windows to the bare bones of the ridges surrounding our …

 

Women Making Music: Five Womansong Sisters “Light the Lamp”

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—By Peggy Ratusz— Impressed, inspired, almost tired really, is how I feel after researching the incredible women I profile here, whose connection in part, if not all, has to do with their affiliation with Womansong. “Womansong is Asheville’s oldest and …

 

Mindfully Yours: Kill the Buddha

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—By Judith Toy— “Breathing in, I know I am breathing in. Breathing out, I know I am breathing out.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh On October 21, 1997, in a ceremony at Omega Institute with 1200 people present, Thich Nhat Hanh gave …

 

I’ve Got A Secret

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—By Sunny Kruger— Too many of us, neither alarmingly thin nor clinically obese, organize our lives around food and weight control. It is not unusual for some of us to lie to others (or ourselves) about what we weigh or …

 

Building A Blended Family, Let’s Mix It Up

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—By Rebecca Tosun Fox— We live in a culture where the patriarchal, nuclear family is becoming less common. There are children raised by single parents; parents that are the same gender; and, very often, divorced adults now have children in …