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Category Archives: Health and wellness
The Perimenopause Diaries Part III – Bringing the Heat
I am about to do something radical. I am going to share something positive about menopause with you. At the age of thirteen, after my math teacher noticed that my neck appeared swollen and a little green (ick), I was … Continue reading
It’s Just the Flu
Jan 2, 2007, somewhere in Oregon, I noticed my throat was sore. Probably just a cold, no big deal, I thought. This is where the narrator of my life should have said, “But it was not just a cold and … Continue reading
Dancing in the Dirt That Feeds Us
Rain is coming soon. I’m in the garden, rushing to fertilize, seed, re-pot, plant and organize before Saturday, when the skies will darken and burst. My six broccoli starts are getting “leggy”–a term I’d only associated with a particular brand … Continue reading
Posted in Grief and Mourning, Health and wellness Tagged amanda palmer, Covid 19, gardening, grief, loss, middle age 6 Comments
The Peri-Menopause Diaries II – Does this bulky uterus make me look fat?
Previously on I Hate My Uterus, Why Is It Doing This To Me… From the number of private messages and emails I received after my last peri-menopause post, it looks like I am not alone in the struggle. Some folks … Continue reading
I Want It All!
Something pretty great happened last week. Great, unexpected, awe-inducing, and more words that describe an event so completely out of left field that almost a week later I am still shaking my head and asking myself, “Really? Did that happen?” … Continue reading
Posted in Health and wellness, Life, Love, Uncategorized Tagged financial planning, greed, money, new car Leave a comment
The Perimenopause Diaries
****Warning! This post contains graphic “women stuff” AKA bodily functions common to healthy women over the age of 40. If that kind of stuff squicks you out, be thankful you don’t have to go through it yourself. You can also … Continue reading
Fool Me Twice: My Journey Into Pseudoscience
It is the winter of 2003. Fred is helping me out to a van; I am doubled over with pain, barely able to breathe. The van’s driver is Christian, the manager of the yacht club in Golfito, Costa Rica. He … Continue reading
I Used To…
An alien is about to burst out of my chest. Or perhaps that’s my heart. We are doing atomic push ups. Three sets of ten reps is the goal. I have done three reps. Two and a half? I have … Continue reading
Posted in Health and wellness, Life, Women's Issues Tagged atomic push ups, fitness and aging, getting old, what I used to be Leave a comment