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Isn’t it an indication of how upside down our world is when us caring and thinking women (especially in partnership with a resolute man) are dangerous?! I had a similar realization a few years ago when a homesteading friend commented on how we’re essentially radical terrorists in the eyes of the government as we plan out homeschool goals... quietly dangerous, I like to call us. Not looking to instigate, but ready to defend. Thank you for this piece and recommendations. Given your comments on sea salt, are there any brands of Epsom/magnesium salt you’d recommend for baths? Thank you!!

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Nov 25, 2023Liked by Tara

I miss a circle of dangerous folks, I realized u was dangerous when I first began to understand plants as medicine. I became the outsider for my beliefs very quickly in 2012. I feel blessed to have lived for this not namabke event as I find myself discovering dangerous becoming worthy of seeking and more seekers to converse with! This roundup was very comforting and inspiring. Thank you for the salt link, I ordered the water book you recommended and iodine book and and working at my health sovereignty with sole, cod liver oil, sun gazing and iodine working into the lives of my family. I wish I could hug you, I miss touch of those I love and respect dearly but I will focus on my gratitude for the words that connect us! 🙏

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Thank you for your sound advice and continued offerings with provided links. Very helpful!

I’m not here for the comfort zone- and oh yes there is comfort for sure- but being pushed out of the box on new topics and thinking, for growth. Being a renegade to the norm and going contrary to many aspects of society is how we live our lives. Slightly oddballish and out there, and going to the beat of a different drum, finding folks with like beliefs and wisdom - in person and “online” is necessary to form a tribe of support and love. All this and more I find with you and these fabulous contributing folks.

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Nov 25, 2023Liked by Tara

Beautifullly said Tara. After becoming parents my husband and I have realized how much we are the “dangerous” ones to those around us. We always knew we had a much different vision for life than most and made alot of choices that made others look at us or talk about us like we were coocoo. We honestly felt a little embarrassed or ashamed sometimes. But boy has that changed. Nothing like becoming a parent in a pushy and disrespectful society and birthing environment that’ll really make you stick to your guns about what you believe! After the birth of our daughter that went nothing like we had planned, one of the first things I said to my husband and midwife when my husband, baby, and I got home from the hospital was “I have never in my life, felt more sure and empowered to be “the black sheep”. Everything we just went through makes me WANT to be the odd one out like I’ve never felt before.”

And my “dangerous” incredible midwife gave me a big smile as tears poured down her cheeks.

What a blessing your Substack and the community you’ve built here continues to be to us. My husband and I are on the search for likeminded in person relationships, like so many others are here.

Thanks for the links too! And oh my that beautiful duck dinner looks divine! I’m hoping to order a lecreuset Dutch oven soon but am having a hard time on deciding what size!

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Nov 25, 2023Liked by Tara

A group of dangerous friend- my, how heartwarming is that! I'm glad to know you're in good company, Tara. I, for my part, will continue my search for such folks in my neck if the woods; I know they are out there. And, in the meantime, this digital corner of the world will continue to be my inspiration, my beacon to Reason.

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Nov 25, 2023Liked by Tara

I love this Tara, I too am dangerous then I guess. 😊 Happy Saturday and thank you for the links.

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Tara, thank you once again for providing solace for "the misfits". I'm thirty years old and feel so lonely in all the decisions I make (or don't) find many around me always waiting for the "next vacation" and always ask myself why so many of us live our lives waiting for the good moments vs. finding them in everyday. With just under $100,000.00 in student loan debt and single parent-hood I often question whether or not I can afford to even live with my values intact. I am coming off maternity leave in the near future and the concept of going to work for someone else to raise my baby seems so counter intuitive. I try to talk to people within my friend group and family circle and no one seems to want to acknowledge the glaring truth. It seems we are all just going along because if we were to acknowledge it, it would mean we would have to or want to change it. I am just rambling but this piece (like so many others) has resonated with me once again. Thank you.

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The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naïve and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair.

H.L. Mencken

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I want to be a dangerous woman and I am a dangerous woman! I will live dangerously and love fiercely. I will walk the path of my heart first my head high and my feet planted. I will stand with you in solidarity for the courage of living in sovereignty.

Thank you for creating a community of dangerous people!

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All right, what’s the secret club and how can I start one of my own?

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I don’t know how it feels for you to share product recommendations, especially considering the culture surrounding that whole “influencer” thing now. But I just want to sincerely thank you for sharing when you do- I love learning about things I didn’t know about before from a trusted mentor. Clay mugs on my Christmas list!!! Thank you, Tara 🙏

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I read “Punching Down” to my sister at Thanksgiving in my best “David Sedaris”. Multiple stops seeking breath between laughs. Love it!

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