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Archive for the ‘Confessions’ Category

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
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 ...
Mar
2011
19
A brief history of my post-childhood sex life

A brief history of my post-childhood sex life

FROM THE ARCHIVES: “I had flings with over-sexed football players, a boss at a TV station — and now see them as fallout from sexual abuse in my Catholic home” MARINA GIULLIANI (Read part 1 , 2 and 3 of this Soul’s Code excerpt from the book, Sins of my Faith) — Being sexually-pleasured as a ...
Jun
2010
28
Spiritual Surf: Lindsay + Linda Lovelace; Lady Gaga; Skinny men

Spiritual Surf: Lindsay + Linda Lovelace; Lady Gaga; Skinny men “in”

Lindsay seeks a new Inferno; A year without sex?; Deepak mentors Gaga; Evangelicals and oil Inferno: Lindsay Lohan set to star in porn-star-turned-feminist Linda Lovelace’s bio.  Lohan’s character (Linda Susan Boreman, aka, Linda Lovelace) descends into the fire pit of sexual exploitation and abuse. Can delayed sexual gratification...
Jun
2010
5
Guilt, shame and the whole chakra thing

Guilt, shame and the whole chakra thing

We all know guilt. And some of us understand first chakras. Both are about our primal sense of safety: acceptance BY DAVID RICKEY — All of us have experienced guilt, and some of us are plagued with feelings of shame. These are very primitive emotions tied to tribal issues embedded in the first chakra. The ...
May
2010
21
Forgiveness was my final release from years of pain

Forgiveness was my final release from years of pain

The death of her father brings Marina’s pain to a head and leads to a final catharsis Read the Soul’s Code exclusive series, Sins of my Faith In the previous episode Marina reaches an epiphany regarding her intimacy issues, with the help of good friends and a variety of healing techniques. BY MARINA GIULLIANI — ...
May
2010
19
The Power of Now leads to the Power of Marina

The Power of Now leads to the Power of Marina

Marina’s epiphany: her problems with intimacy stem from her childhood sexual abuse Read the Soul’s Code exclusive series, Sins of my Faith In the last episode Marina met the love of her life, Chris, and settled down to what she thought would be married bliss.  But her demons were never far away and soon Marina ...
May
2010
14
Finding, and losing, love

Finding, and losing, love

I find my soulmate, but a cyber lover causes a rift in our bond Read the Soul’s Code exclusive series, Sins of my Faith In Marina’s last episode she begins therapy with a psychologist and realizes that she’s become estranged from both her creative, and feminine sides. BY MARINA GIULLIANI — After years of hopping ...