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Off To The Races

"For the ones who had a notion, a notion deep inside, That it ain’t no sin to be glad you’re alive, I wanna find one face that ain’t looking through me, I...


Abuse

Mothers and their Adult Daughters: Should They Be Friends?

Last week, I postulated that a woman's relationship with her mother makes or breaks her ability to navigate female friendships successfully. This week we explore the potentially volatile topic: Should mothers and their adult daughters be friends?I've got an angle on this question that may put a new complexion on it.


Hope

Today I Love Refusing To Be Sick

Surf's up!Today I love refusing to be sick, even though I'm not really sick and am in reality just feeling beat up by the antibiotics, darn those demon things! I love that I cut the lawn yesterday and went kayaking this morning and that I will be at the Autumn...


Anxious behavior

5 Reasons Unloved Daughters Feel Manipulated in Relationships

Do you feel that the pattern of relationships in your life is horribly consistent, as if it’s been scripted by the same people who wrote Groundhog Day, or perhaps Titanic? That no matter where the relationship starts—whether it’s a romance or friendship—it inevitably ends up in the same place and you end up feeling betrayed,...


Creative Thinking

20 Nourishing Rituals to Try

Rituals root us to ourselves, to others, to our world. As I wrote in this piece, rituals reconnect us "to our bodies, to our bones, to our breath." They strengthen bonds with our best friends, with our partners, with our parents, with our kids. They remind us of the beauty...


Breaking Silence

Reporting Rape and Sexual Abuse: The Difficulty Finding a Voice to Heal

According to a telephone survey of a nationally representative sample of 16,507 adults, nearly one in five women has been a victim of rape or attempted rape and one in 71 men reports having been raped or the target of attempted rape.As alarming as these statistics may be, they greatly under-represent the numbers who have suffered. Men and boys tend not to report...


Mental Health

Getting Beyond Self

"We are the champions, my friends, And we'll keep on fighting 'til the end, We are the champions, We are the champions, No time for losers, 'Cause we are the champions of...


Communication

The Replication Crisis: What Do We Believe?

Scientific research studies/experiments, especially those in the field of psychology, remain in turmoil, which some dub the "replication crisis."This is the continuation of issues researchers are having replicating studies. In a significantly important number of cases, the results are just not able to be replicated.Problem 1: Replication attempts are uncommon for a few reasons listed by...


Hope

Today I Love The Calm Water

Sparkling clear bay todayToday I love the calm water rippling sweetly and gently between the dock and the shore. I love the way the light focuses through the wavelets and lines the bottom of the bay full of clear water. I love that while yesterday the water on our shoreline was full...


Career

Single Women over 50 – What’s it Like to Date

I am going to share one woman's experience with dating in her 50's:"I have come to realize that all men in their 50's are crazy!" jokes Mary, a recently divorced woman in her 50's."When I first started dating at age 56, after the ending of my long-term marriage, I was scared to death because I had...


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