Can You Hear Me Now? 5 Secrets Your GPS Can Teach You About Communication

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| By Meridith Elliott Powell | It is not a secret that successful people are often the best communicators. We have only to look at some of our greatest female and male leaders throughout history to see the power of …

 

A Hero’s Journey of Healing

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| By Kristine Madera | Kevin Peer is a sacred storyteller, but not in the warm and fuzzy, Kumbaya sort of way. As a documentary filmmaker for National Geographic and the National Parks Service, Kevin’s films portrayed the archetypal forces …

 

Meet Our Advertisers: WNC Hypertension – It May Not Be the Natural Aging Process for Men

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For almost four decades, Dr. Ronald R. Caldwell of WNC Hypertension and Wellness Center has held an important mission in life – to provide quality and up to date health treatment for people in Western North Carolina. He and his …

 

Dagmar

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| By Barbara Marlowe | Dagmar was seventy-four and I was twenty-two in 1976. I was a master’s level social work student assigned an internship in a state mental hospital. In the 70s, state hospitals were hopeless places filled with …

 

Saving for College – Jedi Training

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If you are a parent, you have thought about it, at least once: “Oh my, I need to start saving so my kids can go to college someday.” It is a natural instinct that we parents have, the instinct to …

 

Roberta Wall: Cultivating Peace with Compassionate Communication

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| By Polly Medlicott | “In my daily life as a parent, grandparent, social justice and peace activist, and trainer in Nonviolent Communication and Mindfulness, everything that happens is an opportunity for me to live and work for relationships and …

 

Book Review: “Katabatic Wind” by Stephen Krimi

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| Reviewed by Bonnie Willow | An accomplished author has appeared on Asheville’s writing scene – one whose work as a publisher has helped support that very scene. Stephen Crimi, author of Katabatic Wind: Good Craic Fueled by Fumes from …

 

Speaking From Your Authenticity

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| By Peggy Collins | Join Sandra Grace (co-founder of WNC Woman Magazine) and me, Peggy Collins, on June 17th as we present Authentically Speaking: The Speaker Course, where participants will learn how to construct and deliver a POWERFUL presentation …

 

Mr. Hawk

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| By Ayal Hurst | My husband Hawk came from a working farm in Kansas. When other children were out playing, he was milking cows, driving a tractor, shearing sheep, plowing fields, or herding cows. There were some days when …

 

Brewing Up A Storm: Hail to the Chief

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| By Anita Riley | If I chose one word to describe Erik Lars Myers it would be “dynamic,” and that would be an understatement. It’s one thing to have the multi-tasking skills required of a business owner and head …