Miss Rachel’s Hands

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| By Christy Hamrick | My Ma-maw’s hands held a Tom Collins once a year at Gin Harris’ Christmas party. I didn’t find out until I was into my thirties. We were up in Asheville to eat at the Moose …

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December 2015

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All the content from the December 2015 issue!

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Ask The Experts: Bio-identical hormones

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| By Mike Rogers and Bill Cheek of Nature’s Vitamins & Herbs | Q: Hey guys, what can you tell me about bio-identical hormones? What type of natural products are available over-the-counter that might help with hormone balance?

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Poem: December Evening

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| By Julia Nunnally Duncan | I was young and a little afraid of the residents at the nursing home who sat in the dining hall, awaiting the Christmas treats my church had brought. A white-haired lady growled, “I don’t …

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Empowering Women: Powerful Benefactors Part II

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| By Jeanne Crane | Under the Microscope I was an unknown entity to the Knights and mightily tested for inclusion into the executive ranks. I am in awe of how this was accomplished without an awareness that I was …

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Trimming The Tree

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| By Carolyn Fahey | They had just gotten married a few weeks before Christmas when she moved into his lovely home nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina, both of them eager and happy to be together. She …

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Five Secrets to Mastering Change

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| By Gail Hagenbuch | Are you a change master or change disaster? Our growing edge—the places where we want to live from but are scared to go—can get a bit uncomfortable if not downright painful sometimes. We live in …

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Connect to your Primal Power at an Ignition Night

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| By Sera Turner | Sit around a fire with Tina FireWolf and what appears to be an ordinary bonfire becomes a reverent evening of going within to your own wisdom. Women and men of all ages and backgrounds share …

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Meghan Sterling: Poet and Teacher

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| By Clara B. Jones | A friend introduced me to Meghan, an encounter that turned a pastime into a serious practice. In 2013, due to the encouragement of my oldest son, an academic, I began to write poems and …

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Book Review: “Three Graves Full” by Jamie Mason

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If only Alfred Hitchcock were still in Hollywood to direct a movie of Three Graves Full! He would have been delighted to discover a book containing all of his signature elements: psychological menace, harrowing scenes, relevant horror, black humor, and …

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Food For Thought: Is Calorie Counting Real? Get Your Dessert Nutrients Here!

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At holiday time, or any time of the year, you might be looking for scrumptious desserts that you can enjoy eating because they are actually good for you. Look no more! And it’s not about counting calories!

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Diann: Countercultural, Gift-Giving Woman

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| By Janis Gingermountain | “I believe in a gift economy. If you have something someone needs, share it,” my friend Diann enthuses. “Celebrate the bounty of your life by giving.” Diann lives every moment by the philosophy she espouses. …

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Common Sense Health: Rocking the Boat (Regarding Hypertension)

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I call myself a holistic, nutritionally-oriented Registered Nurse for a reason. Instead of simply accepting a diagnosis or label (such as hypertension), becoming alarmed and heading straight to the doctor for a prescriptive medication, those of us who believe in …

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The Sisters of Rising Appalachia

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| By Martha David | These women are amazing, personally and musically! Leah Song and Chloe Smith – Rising Appalachia’s dynamic traveling troubadours and sisters performed at the fall LEAF Festival this October, leaving behind the purposeful messages of songs …

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