By Tracey Baum-Wicks, Syracuse, NY A few years ago I started to wake up to the potential ramifications of the peak oil dilemma and began to feel drawn to the notion of food security and sustainable farming practices. As a single gal in midlife, I began daydreaming about retirement from my skincare and bodywork practice, a vision,…

By VIRGINIA POSTREL I admit it. When I was growing up, my father called me “Princess.” Routinely. Even when I was in high school. This was strange, I now realize, and not just because I was more nerd than girly-girl. The United States has been a republic for more than two centuries. We aren’t supposed…

By Alana Kirk, The Irish Times In 150 years the life expectancy of women has doubled and they are grabbing new opportunities Imagine if you could be handed your life over again, but this time with the wisdom you have gained from experience. Well if you are a woman and 40, you just have. One hundred…

by Danielle Pergament, executive editor of Allure Here’s the upside to a midlife crisis: black eyeliner. No, obviously, I don’t mean pretty, flattering (office-appropriate!) black eyeliner. I mean the kind of black eyeliner you’d wear if you were having a dance party. On a bar. With Keith Richards. I know of what I speak. No…

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Donna Henes

Donna Henes is an internationally renowned urban shaman, ritual expert, award-winning author, popular speaker and workshop leader whose joyful celebrations of celestial events have introduced ancient traditional rituals and contemporary ceremonies to millions of people in more than 100 cities since 1972. She has published four books, a CD, an acclaimed Ezine and writes for The Huffington Post and UPI Religion and Spirituality Forum. Mama Donna, as she is affectionately called, maintains a ceremonial center, spirit shop, ritual practice and consultancy where she works with individuals, groups, institutions, municipalities and corporations to create meaningful ceremonies for every imaginable occasion.

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