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This oceanfront resort in Los Angeles offers luxury with sustainability Originally published at Dujour.com  When Marineland in Ranchos Palos Verdes, best known for its famed resident, Shamu the whale, closed after nearly three decades, the land was eventually converted into a 102-acre oceanfront luxury resort. Terranea Resort offers 582...

Whether you’re a married, divorced or single woman, we all need one thing: girl time. And if you’re a brazen woman worth her mineral salts, you need to go on a girls’ retreat—stat. Where, you wonder? Any place where you can eat, play and enjoy...

Believe it or not, Nashville is known as much for as its food as for its music scene, although often, the two are combined. Wondering where to get the best eats in Music City? Head to one of these six Nashville restaurants, or better yet,...

Originally published at brazenwoman.com Tired of the same old vacation spots? Ready to try something new? We’ve got a few requirements this summer. We’re looking for the best artisan cheese, wine, craft beers and fine dining—and not necessarily in that order. Look no further than Door County, Wisconsin. With...

Calling all Country Music Fans: If you’re a little more Team Blake than Team Adam then guess what? Nashville should be your next must-go destination. Wanna know why? Because live music in Nashville is where it’s at. ...

Why is it that we all respect a “balls-to-the-wall” attitude in men, but strong brazen women who dare to go for the gold are shunned or shamed into affable docility? Hmmmm, do we spend too much energy trying to be nice when, despite Santa’s admonition, naughty can be...

Who doesn’t like to kick back and get a little hedonistic? Just because we’re more than halfway to 70 doesn’t mean we’re half-dead. Now that we finally heap a little (or better yet, a lot) of attention on ourselves, we’re gonna have some fun, dammit....

Courage to Change (People in Recovery Blog/Hazelden Publishing)  Having an active social life in which you surround yourself with friends and family is one of the most important Pleasure Principles that I write about in my book. Studies have shown that feeling a part of a family,...

Guilt-Free Highs  By Jodie Gould, author of High By understanding that the search for pleasure and escape is a universal drive, we can acknowledge these urges while pursuing healthier forms of recreation and better ways to relieve pain, depression, or hardship. Avoiding mood-altering chemicals does not mean...