As Gladys, who returned to college while in her 50s, proves, maturing age can be a time to reevaluate and change courses. By Yolanda Reid Chassiakos, M.D. “Fish out of water,” Gladys said with pride as she took a seat in my office. “That’s me.” No question, this full-figured, conservatively dressed woman in her 50s…

by Karen Ethelsdattar The first time I married I took my husband’s name for mine & added Mrs. I pulled it over my ears, a woolen cap, even when it scratched in warm weather. I was his falcon, hooded. I was his pigeon, banded. I sank into his name like a feather bed & neglected…

Lately, like many of you, I have been waging an assault on clutter. I have been digging into the recesses of my closets, drawers and shelves and tossing, recycling and reclaiming my possessions. During this frenzy I came upon some old photograph albums and took a break to sit down with them. I sorted through…

  Claire*, a 26-year-old professional in an accounting firm is an only child, the daughter of an unmarried mother. Her mother was ‘her mother’ until about 8 months (or more) ago when, out of nowhere, she turned into someone Claire couldn’t and still can’t recognise. Claire’s mother runs three high-end dress shops. Two of the…

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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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