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Category Archives: Women’s Issues
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
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
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
Can the past change? Two nights ago, Hubs and I re-watched the brilliant, Oscar-winning thriller Silence of the Lambs. The movie came out in 1991 and neither of us had watched it for at least a decade. The movie I … 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
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Don’t close your eyes yet. For now, I only want you to think back to a time when you found yourself in “the wrong part of town”. Maybe it was an accident, a wrong turn, bad directions, or maybe you … 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
Who Will You Love?
When it comes to empathy, I was late to the party. I arrived to find the presents opened and the cake mostly eaten. I was embarrassed at my inexcusable tardiness. Lately, empathy has been occupying a significant chunk of space … Continue reading
Seeds vs Nails
Raise your hand if you think you are racist. I can’t see you but my guess is your hand is down. My guess is most people, when asked if they are racist, would say no. I would say no. And … Continue reading
Posted in Hobbies, News and politics, Women's Issues Tagged bias, Chelsea Garden show, Juliet Sargeant, racism, self-awareness 1 Comment