Marriage, Rights, and the Political Climate — Coffee Break With KA and Dana

February 18, 2019

Marriage, Rights, and the Political Climate

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

 

As LGBT, we battled for the right to marry, convinced that given the opportunity our marriages would be strong. And when that decision came down, we floated on a cloud of euphoria. In this episode, KA's wife, Kay, stands in for Dana, discussing:

  • Marriage
  • LGBT and WOMEN's Rights
  • Political Climate

KA is an author of lesbian fiction with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. As KA Moll, she writes stories about lesbians, burdened by past trauma, who find healing in the love of a soul mate. As Cade Brogan, she writes thrillers.

Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks.

As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.kamoll.com 

TODAY'S CO-HOST: KA's wife, Kay. She's a retired school psychologist who enjoys beta reading for KA, watching CNN, reading history, presidential biographies, and mysteries, and doing crossword puzzles.

Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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Valentine’s Day, Chocolate, and The L Word — Coffee Break With KA and Dana

February 11, 2019

Get A Hobby

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

As lesbians, you’d think we know what women want. But the truth is, women are so complicated sometimes that even another woman can’t quite figure it out. With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, the pressure is on to find a way to show your girl that you care. In this episode, KA and Dana discuss Valentine’s Day:

  • Things to do
  • Perfect gifts
  • The L Word
  • Chocolate

KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. She writes stories about lesbians, burdened by past trauma, who find healing in the love of a soul mate.

Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks.

As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.kamoll.com 

Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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Toxic People, Toxic Times — Coffee Break With KA and Dana

February 4, 2019

Toxic People, Toxic Times

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

Toxic people spew negativity to demean and deflate you. And they think you're the problem. Whatever insult or injury they've inflicted upon you, it's either your fault or you're making a mountain out of a molehill. -- Psychology Today (2017)

In this episode, KA and Dana discuss the topic of toxic people and toxic times:

  • Handling them in the workplace 
  • Dealing with them at home
  • How having them around can negatively impact your health

KA is an author of lesbian fiction with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. AS KA Moll, she writes stories about lesbians, burdened by past trauma, who find healing in the love of a soul mate. As Cade Brogan, she writes thrillers.

Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks.

As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.kamoll.com 

Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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Get a hobby — Coffee Break With KA & Dana

January 28, 2019

Get A Hobby

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

Whether you love woodworking, playing guitar, gardening, playing bridge, or making jewelry, hobbies can be soul-nurturing endeavors with health benefits.

In this episode, KA and Dana discuss the topic of hobbies including:

  • why we need them 
  • potential physical health benefits
  • potential mental health benefits
  • hobby suggestions

KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. She writes stories about lesbians, burdened by past trauma, who find healing in the love of a soul mate.

Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks.

As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.kamoll.com 

Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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Combating Seasonal and Holiday Depression — Coffee Break With KA & Dana

January 21, 2019

Combating Seasonal and Holiday Depression

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

The holiday season can be difficult for anyone suffering from depression, but it can be especially difficult for many in the LGBT community, a community at higher risk for depression and suicide than the general population.

In this episode, KA and Dana discuss the topic of depression including:

  • symptoms and treatment
  • why it's worse during certain seasons and around the holidays
  • strategies to feel better 

KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. She writes stories about lesbians, burdened by past trauma, who find healing in the love of a soul mate. In addition, she writes romantic thrillers as Cade Brogan.

Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks.

As co-hosts, they're quite the duo.

Connect with them online at www.kamoll.com

Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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So, how’s it going with that New Year’s resolution?

January 14, 2019

Making and Keeping New Year's Resolutions

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

According to www.entrepreneur.com, "a lot of people have great resolution ideas to achieve their goals, like automatic bank transfers for saving money and a new smartwatch to help with weight loss. However, statistics show that only 9.2 percent of people ever achieve their New Year's resolutions and break free from their bad habits." 

In this episode, KA and Dana discuss the topic of resolutions:

  • why we make them,
  • why we find it difficult to keep them,
  • and what we can do to be more successful.

KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. She writes stories about lesbians, burdened by past trauma, who find healing in the love of a soul mate.

Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks.

As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.coffeebreakwithkaanddana.com.

Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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In A Heartbeat

October 15, 2018

In A Heartbeat

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

In recent years, LGBT people have witnessed far-reaching changes to their rights. Nevertheless, they continue to face unique challenges as they age. And their caregivers face unique challenges, sometimes not being legally recognized, and sometimes contested by biological families. In this episode, KA and Dana will discuss the difficult topic of caregiving—because everything could change in a heartbeat. Topics covered include acute/chronic illness, advance directives, and self-care. KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks. As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.coffeebreakwithkaanddana.com. Follow them on Twitter at @Coffee_KA_Dana. Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeBreakWithKAandDana. Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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Lucid Dreams

October 8, 2018

Lucid Dreams

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

Have you ever started dreaming and suddenly realized that you were in a dream? Have you ever managed to gain control over your dream narrative? If so, you've experienced a lucid dream.

In this episode, KA and Dana discuss the topic of lucid dreaming including what it is, it's practical applications, and how to do it. KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work.

Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks. As co-hosts, they're quite the duo.

Connect with them online at www.coffeebreakwithkaanddana.com.

Follow them on Twitter at @Coffee_KA_Dana.

Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeBreakWithKAandDana. Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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When Anxiety Takes Its Toll

October 1, 2018

When Anxiety Takes Its Toll

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A LesbianWhen Anxiety Takes Its Toll

Anxiety happens naturally, but some people experience it more often than others. In this episode, KA and Dana discuss anxiety. Topics covered include what's normal and what's not, coping skills, counseling, and medication. KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks. As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.coffeebreakwithkaanddana.com. Follow them on Twitter at @Coffee_KA_Dana. Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeBreakWithKAandDana. Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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Rainbows & Unicorns 🦄

September 23, 2018

Rainbows & Unicorns

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian

According to The Guardian, "in this time of Trump and Brexit and terror, we’ve aligned ourselves with the unicorn – a symbol of hope and purity and strangeness. In this episode, KA and Dana discuss topics related to the magical and gender fluid unicorn. KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks. As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.coffeebreakwithkaanddana.com. Follow them on Twitter at @Coffee_KA_Dana. Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeBreakWithKAandDana. Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

 

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LOL 😂…And Live Longer

September 16, 2018

LOL 😂And Live Longer

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

An old Yiddish proverb says, “What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul." In this episode, KA and Dana discuss the science behind the old adage, “laughter is the best medicine.” KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks. As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.coffeebreakwithkaanddana.com. Follow them on Twitter at @Coffee_KA_Dana. Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeBreakWithKAandDana. Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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#MeToo

September 10, 2018

#MeToo

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

According to the USA Today, people who identify as LGBTQ are at greater risk of sexual violence. Forty-four percent of lesbians and sixty-one percent of bisexual women experience rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner, compared with 35 percent of heterosexual women. In this episode, KA and Dana discuss sexual assault including the prevalence of sexual assault in the lgbtq community, how to reduce risk factors, the continuum of sexuality, the #MeToo Movement, resources, and lesfic books that deal with the topic of victimization. KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks. As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.coffeebreakwithkaanddana.com. Follow them on Twitter at @Coffee_KA_Dana. Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeBreakWithKAandDana. Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*CK

September 3, 2018

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*CK

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

In this episode, KA and Dana discuss the New York Times bestseller, The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living A Good Life for the least amount of time possible. After all, this is their first book club episode. When the deed is done, they discuss a wide range of topics including the scariest threats to the United States, the best lesbian movies, hot women, and stupid things couples fight about. KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks. As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.coffeebreakwithkaanddana.com. Follow them on Twitter at @Coffee_KA_Dana. Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeBreakWithKAandDana. Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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Inquiring Minds Want To Know

August 27, 2018

Inquiring Minds Want To Know

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

KA and Dana usually plan episodes together. But not this time. In this episode, Dana takes the reins and puts KA on the HOT seat. Topics discussed include KA's books, marriage, boxers, and ice cream. KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks. As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.coffeebreakwithkaanddana.com. Follow them on Twitter at @Coffee_KA_Dana. Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeBreakWithKAandDana. Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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Lesbian Moms

August 20, 2018

Lesbian Moms

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

According to Parents Magazine, in the U.S. alone, there are at least 3 million children with lesbian moms. Research says these kids are happy, confident, and exceptionally broadminded. In this episode, KA and Dana discuss topics related to lesbian parenting--with Dana on the hot seat. KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks. As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.coffeebreakwithkaanddana.com. Follow them on Twitter at @Coffee_KA_Dana. Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeBreakWithKAandDana. Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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Beating Depression

August 13, 2018

Beating Depression

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

The National Alliance on Mental Illness has reported that "LGBTQ individuals are almost three times more likely than others to experience a mental health condition such as major depression or generalized anxiety disorder." In this episode, KA and Dana discuss the topic of depression in our community with an emphasis on strategies to beat it. Topics covered include reasons why more LGBTQ individuals might be depressed, things that someone who is depressed can do to feel better, and things friends/family can do to help them.  KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks. As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.coffeebreakwithkaanddana.com. Follow them on Twitter at @Coffee_KA_Dana. Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeBreakWithKAandDana. Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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Anchored by Faith: Religion & Spirituality in the Lesbian Community

August 6, 2018

Anchored by Faith: Religion & Spirituality in the Lesbian Community

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

Roughly half of lesbians surveyed in a recent study reported no religious affiliation. In this episode, KA and Dana discuss religion and spirituality in the lesbian community. Topics covered include: religion vs. spirituality; reasons lesbians may choose to not become involved with organized religion; and, does the lack of religious affiliation mean that lesbians aren't spiritual? KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks. As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.coffeebreakwithkaanddana.com. Follow them on Twitter at @Coffee_KA_Dana. Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeBreakWithKAandDana.

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When The Answer Is Always Alcohol

July 30, 2018

When The Answer Is Always Alcohol

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

For years, studies have shown that lesbians abuse alcohol at a higher rate than straight women. In this episode, KA and Dana discuss the problem of alcoholism in our community. Topics covered include: why some become dependent on alcohol when others don't; how to know if you or a loved one have a problem; and where to go for help. KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in psychology, counseling, and social work. Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks. As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.coffeebreakwithkaanddana.com. Follow them on Twitter at @Coffee_KA_Dana. Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeBreakWithKAandDana.

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