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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

Food For Thought: Gifts… MAKE IT simple WITH LOVE! It adds more value!

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—By Sandy McCall— Guess what? It still makes us feel good to create a gift from our heart and kitchen for someone we love, whether it’s for a major holiday, a birthday, an anniversary or a “just because I love …

 

Become A Business Magnet: Seductive Marketing that Actually Gets Results!

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—By Saralyn Collins— Want to create seductive online marketing that gets a response? Well, start by understanding WHY people take action. The marketing messages you experience every day are filled with psychological principles that trigger response. Become a student of …

 

The Free Clinics of Hendersonville

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—By Mary Ickes— Mission Statement: The Free Clinics enhances the healthcare system in Henderson County and neighboring communities to ensure the accessibility of quality healthcare for uninsured, low-income clients. The Free Clinics works with volunteers and partnering healthcare providers to …

 

Women, Spirit & Money: Making Me Crazy with Her Song – What Women Leaders Really Need to Do to Affect Change

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—By Sherri L. McLendon— If women want to lead, then it’s time to set the example – not create messes, excuses, or stressors. Given opportunity, women make dynamic leaders. They’re change agents who can transform stale or untenable situations into …

 

Currency Corner: Build A Safety Net

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—By Dawn Starks of Starks Financial— Humans like to build things. Not only things we can touch and feel, like buildings and birdhouses, but also things that are experienced rather than tangible. Relationships, goodwill, reputations, and families come to mind. …

 

Music As Her Muse

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—By Kelly Pearce— Our lives start somewhere, and encompass much along the way. We all have a different road we travel to follow our aspirations, and each one is as diverse and exciting as we are. So we work hard, …

 

Meet Our Advertisers: Ines Clark of Salt Spa of Asheville

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Blissful Relaxation for Health and Wellbeing It’s the time of year when I start to think about the holiday markets, twinkling lights in the windows, lovely smells, past family holidays, and the warm cozy feeling that arrives with this season …

 

Pana Columbus: Stories for Transformation

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—By Sophia Noll— When I think of Pana Columbus, the word that comes to mind is TRANSFORMATION and the image is the Blue Morpho Butterfly, her symbol. For years, Pana has been working with individuals and communities to take on …