What I’m learning about menopause

What I'm learning about menopause a poem of honesty, humor, and self-loathing The strangest thing has just occurred— You may not know, you haven’t heard— what happens to women late in life, we who have handled pleasure and strife.   Thousands of cookies we have baked,...

How to help someone who’s hurting

How to help someone who's hurting HOW TO HELP SOMEONE WHO’S HURTING You know someone who’s hurting. Someone whose marriage is crumbling, whose child is rebelling, whose emotional health is unstable. Someone who has experienced the death of a loved one. I know you know...

How to handle rejection

How to handle rejection Have you ever felt betrayed by a friend? Have you dropped a friendship, only to realize that you over-reacted–that perhaps your hurt feelings hadn’t come from rejection but from an incorrect perspective? Rejection is a double-edged...

What to do when you’re lonely

What to do when you're lonely Do you ever feel lonely? Does your loneliness surprise you? It surprises me. But apparently, I’m normal, so that’s a relief, in a pathetic self-absorbed sort of way. A Harris Poll, conducted for the American Osteopathic Association, found...

Why love hurts

Why love hurts Love hurts, if you didn’t know. It’s not a Hollywood kind of hurt. Not the jealous soul who travels through time or rainstorms to reach his love before she marries someone else. Nope. It’s risker than that. Love hurts when you spend an afternoon...

10 Things Europeans do better than us

10 things Europeans do better than us I returned yesterday from an incredible two-week vacation in Europe. I’m sorry, that makes me sound snooty. I hope that’s not true. This trip was a blessing, and certainly not a deserved one. We planned this trip for a long...

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