The only issue that I have a problem with when it comes to the new age is the way that people such as myself are diminished by that label. I simply don’t consider myself “new age.” It’s other people’s small-mindedness that tries to connect me with someone who, let’s say, thinks crystals are the answers to all of life’s problems. I never did. There are those who suggest that anyone speaking from a base in California has less to say. That kind of bashing doesn’t interest me.