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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