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Archive for the ‘Relationships’ Category

Dec
2011
4
The beautiful surrender: I bow to you

The beautiful surrender: I bow to you

Unhappy childhood experiences with bowing comes full circle as a lawyer of Chinese descent feels pure love GUEST COLUMN: DANIEL D. WOO — Growing up, I was taught to bow and prostrate myself to my ancestors and certain relatives. An uncle required that his hand be kissed while I was in a kneeling position. Some ...
Jul
2011
2
Marrying a Muslim man in post-9/11 North America

Marrying a Muslim man in post-9/11 North America

Islam means “submit.” I’ve used the code of my adopted faith to accept, and turn, public opinion GUEST COLUMN: REBECCA JONES *— When I met my husband, then-roommate, he was living in the basement of our shared student apartment. We became friends simulating Star Wars battles with toy light sabers and fell for each other ...
Jul
2011
1
My divorce? A scary rebound relationship? Call them my

My divorce? A scary rebound relationship? Call them my “secret projects” for healing

CONFESSIONS: “When my little brother said I was like a T-shirt for women who shack up with abusers, I knew I had hit rock bottom” ANONYMOUS — Sometimes I feel fondly — even grateful — for hitting what I consider rock bottom . . . so long as I never have to visit there again. ...
May
2011
18
Arnold Schwarzenegger and the unbearable lateness of monogamy

Arnold Schwarzenegger and the unbearable lateness of monogamy

An up-close and personal account of infidelity from a Soul’s Code contributor goes deeper than the public contritions of governors, celebrities and other cheaters BY CASSANDRA KELLY — Sometimes, to amuse myself, I think about the parallels between my life and the lives of those that our society has deemed “famous” or...
May
2011
11
How Oprah fixed my mom

How Oprah fixed my mom

Is it possible that the TV icon somehow succeeded where God and psychotherapy had failed? BY TIPPI STRACHAN — I don’t watch Oprah. I have no real justification for this, but whether it’s her mega-sprayed hair or the adoring throngs of “go-girl” women in her audience, the show brings a lump of bile in my ...
May
2011
4
Exclusive interview with Sheila Kelley, creator of S-Factor

Exclusive interview with Sheila Kelley, creator of S-Factor

She was a star in the movie, Blue Iguana. She guest-starred on ABC’s LOST. She taught her somatic moves to Teri Hatcher and Kate Hudson. Now she dishes to Soul’s Code about “dirty” spiritual dancing in the dark BY CYNDI INGLE — You may have heard of the X-Factor, a term that economists use to ...
May
2011
1
The new improved way to get stoned

The new improved way to get stoned

Hint: It isn’t meth. Simply holding a few colored gemstones healed my mind, body and spirit. Crystals rock! BY SUSANNA BELLINI — I once met a woman, a former geologist who after years of handling stones eventually discovered they held energetic and spiritual properties. She left geology to become a healer. Years later, at a ...
Apr
2011
29
Love advice from a woman with no ego

Love advice from a woman with no ego

Katie Davis is a female mystic, fellow traveler of Eckhart Tolle’s and teacher of the kind of love that makes relationships last GUEST COLUMN: KATIE DAVIS author of Awake Joy: The Essence of Enlightenment — All love is one Love and when we fall in love with one another, it is said that we are ...
Mar
2011
25
What do men really want from a woman?

What do men really want from a woman?

Truths my father told me: what men love in women are the same qualities that they seek in themselves BY MICAL AKULLIAN — I was blessed with a father who taught me that a man is what you make him. My father was the kind of guy who cried when he was in pain, spoke ...
Mar
2011
20
Living in fear: We appeared to be the perfect family

Living in fear: We appeared to be the perfect family

My mother’s first hospitalization for attempting suicide came before I even knew what the word meant BY SUEANN JACKSON-LAND — I can close my eyes and see myself at around 8 or 9 years old, sitting with my knees scrunched under me on the floorboard of a 1974 Dodge Coronet. The first poem I wrote ...