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Beverley Golden

Writer + Author of "Confessions of a Middle-Aged Hippie"

Beverley Golden is a writer, raconteur and soul hippie who has written everything from song lyrics to magazine articles. She enjoys researching, designing and building stories and loves stimulating ideas and inspiring conversations.

Beverley is the author of Confessions of a Middle-Aged Hippie her first full length book; a memoir combining her anecdotal stories taken from her years in the entertainment industry, coupled with her stories of survival, from a lifetime lived with health issues.

As a “self-professed guinea pig”, she's always willing to find and test unconventional ways to shift paradigms in the playing fields of health care, storytelling and world peace. She continues to take what she is told is impossible and transform it into possible. Her signature mantra is "Trust your intuition even when no one else sees your point of view".

www.beverleygolden.com

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Can a Book Have a Bucket List? This One

Can a Book Have a Bucket List? This One Does

It's probably not too far a stretch to say that most of us are familiar with the concept of a bucket list. Places we long to visit, dreams yet to come true, people we'd love to meet and experiences we...
02/22/2014 06:26 EST
Finding Inner Peace Through Getty

Finding Inner Peace Through Art

Is it possible that creativity expressed through the arts, is a path to peace? It seemed that if we could take the frustration and separation people experience in our current world and invite them into a community to make art together, we'd foster a sense of belonging and connectedness and through this, some magical new creation would become possible.
09/16/2013 06:19 EDT
The Art of Travelling

The Art of Travelling Lightly

For 3,000 people, it's that time of year again. Friday July 5, is the kick-off to the third annual World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon and the attendees are buzzing on Twitter and Facebook and...
06/30/2013 09:26 EDT
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What We Can Learn From Philanthropist Salah Bachir

Salah Bachir is a shining example of what one person can do. He started humbly, with a commitment to social justice causes. Although it might appear that money is at the root of successful giving, I'd suggest that each of us has many ways we can give.
05/22/2013 05:42 EDT
Redefining Beauty and Brains as a Middle-Aged

Redefining Beauty and Brains as a Middle-Aged Hippie

When I was much younger people saw me as being so beautiful or sosmart. Some who knew me very well, actually saw both. I strove at all costs to have my intellect be recognized as my principle asset an...
05/02/2013 03:26 EDT
Endorsing Pepsi? Are You Kidding Me

Endorsing Pepsi? Are You Kidding Me Beyoncé?

When I recently read that superstar Beyoncé, a role model to millions, especially her legions of young fans, signed a 50 million dollar deal with Pepsi, I was compelled to speak up. A lifestyle brand! Seriously? Do celebrities have a moral responsibility to talk their talk and walk their walk? I believe they do.
01/28/2013 12:31 EST
The Ultimate Manly Accessory? A YouTube

The Ultimate Manly Accessory? A Moustache!

The world-wide yearly event Movember, where men are encouraged to grow moustaches to raise funds and awareness for men's health, happens around the globe every November. It brought my attention again to this unique thing that men can do and women (well, most women anyways) can't. I became curious to explore the reasons why men grow facial hair, and whether or not women are actually attracted to it.
10/29/2012 05:37 EDT
Vancouver: Future Greenest City in the

Vancouver: Future Greenest City in the World

My recent trip had me visit both Vancouver and Victoria B.C., after loving and having to leave Portland, Oregon. There is something magical, a very different energy I experience in all places west of the Rockies. I've also been interested and curious to find how many West Coast cities are far and away leaders in the green and environmental movements. I hadn't been to Vancouver for many years and found, it too was living up to its vision of creating a greener future for the city. I believe that if you want to know the future, create it. This is exactly what Vancouver is doing. With a pretty bold future oriented vision to become the greenest city in the world by 2020, they are already well on the way to accomplishing their goal. According to the city, they currently have "the smallest carbon footprint of any major city in North America and we're a leader in green building, planning and technology." Impressive.
09/04/2012 03:24 EDT
In Portland, I Found Nothing to IFC

In Portland, I Found Nothing to Mock

Portland's reputation is certainly one to be proud of. It's known as one of the most ecologically conscious places in the world. Hundreds of grassroots environmental organizations are based in and around the city. They don't just pitch this as a possibility, they genuinely live it and value sustainable growth.
08/16/2012 02:08 EDT
Bravo, Athletes! Here's What I Learned Watching AFP

Bravo, Athletes! Here's What I Learned Watching You

Watching the Olympics I asked myself over and over again why an individual chose his or her particular sport, and what passion and drive moved them from a simple love of a sport to become an Olympic athlete? It's a question perhaps without one absolute answer. I've also been curious if innate talent is at the root of the decision as to which sport an individual chooses to pursue. Are great athletes born or are they nurtured and made? I've read repeatedly that it isn't necessarily that certain people are gifted and just naturally excel in a particular area.
08/13/2012 12:36 EDT
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What the Akashic Records Can Teach You

The Akashic Records are, simply put, the knowledge of all things. Akasha is the Sanskrit word for sky, space or aether. They are defined as the primordial source energy that is imprinted by each soul as it travels on its journey from inception to the present moment. I'm definitely a believer, are you?
08/04/2012 11:20 EDT
How do You Live a Remarkable Life in a Conventional

How do You Live a Remarkable Life in a Conventional World?

So what do one thousand opt-outers do for a weekend together? At the second annual World Domination Summit, the brainchild of author Chris Guillebeau, he opted out of keeping a large donation made to his foundation. Instead, he gave us each a $100 bill with very simple instructions: To go out and do something, start something that would make a difference. What would you do?
07/23/2012 03:14 EDT
The Powerful Women of Peru Healed

The Powerful Women of Peru Healed Me

This year, when I was invited to join World Neighbors on a physically challenging trip to visit the forgotten people in the poorest regions of Peru, I admit, I was very hesitant. Then I realized I was being offered an opportunity to test my physical resilience after literally being unable to even walk up a short flight of stairs. The only answer was "Yes." Always my philosophy.
05/29/2012 02:59 EDT
Is Everything Old New

Is Everything Old New Again?

So what are the differences between being a collector vs. being a hoarder? Both involve assigning special value to your possessions. Some people jokingly have referred to my kind of collecting as hoarding, as I like to keep things that have sentimental value to me. Kind of like a human pack rat accumulating memories.
03/30/2012 11:43 EDT
Looking for Love in the Online Dating alamy

Looking for Love in the Online Dating World

Back in the very beginning, I was actually excited about a man who appeared to live about 15 minutes from me and whose profile sounded great. Although his wide acceptable age range for potential matches was 18-105, somehow I didn't see the warning flag in that. Some might call me naive.
02/10/2012 02:12 EST