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Monday, Nov 03rd 2014
I've never really been fully aware of my facial expressions until I recently caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror. I wasn't feeling particularly gloomy or angry or even a wee bit sad. But the mirror reflected otherwise. The corners of my mouth were turned downward, and anyone who didn't know me might think I was unhappy, unfriendly, annoyed or a combination of all three.
Thursday, Oct 23rd 2014
I've been thinking about the word relinquish ever since I went to yoga class where my yoga teacher, P, talked her fellow yogis (of which I am one) through a practice to help us let go of our stress.
"Relinquish any of the tightness that is in your body," said P. (I felt my body relaxing from head to toe.)
Wednesday, Oct 15th 2014
Although bladder problems are more common than you'd suspect—more than 40 million American women experience sensitive bladders and bladder leaks—it's a somewhat taboo topic. Women are hesitant or embarrassed to discuss it, or, if they do, it's often in hush-hush tones.
So you think you can't understand your bladder?
Sunday, Oct 12th 2014
I had an opportunity to hear John Gray, PhD, author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex, speak in Philadelphia last year. While the popular book about relationships was written 20 years ago, Dr. Gray gave an update on what's stayed the same and what's changed over time regarding the differences between men and women.
Here are some of Dr. Gray's insights:
Tuesday, Oct 07th 2014
"You have cancer."
Those three words hold so much power. They're life-altering in too many ways to measure. They're words that every women hopes they'll never have to hear.
And as a survivor who has heard those words, I'd like to be able to say that you'll never, ever have to hear them.
But there's no sure way to do that.
Saturday, Oct 04th 2014
As the autumn air grows colder and my body continues to age, I find myself drier and drier these days. The air conditioner is in the off position and the heater is turned on, but that's not the only reason my body is drying up from top to bottom.