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Archives for November, 2010


Depression & Menopause: What’s Sweat Got To Do With It?


Here's the deal.

Straight up.

I'm in menopause. It's kind of like the first time I admitted I am an alcoholic: "Hi. I'm Christine and I'm in menopause."

I'm sure by looking at me you would never guess. "Golly, she doesn't look a day over 32." However, I am a few weeks from 52. I am sure my gynecologist will want to draw blood and do a hormone test to CONFIRM it. She will want to...
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Coping with Depression

Depression: What’s the Point?

"What is the point?" the woman asked me in a text message.
Instantly a drum-roll of trite responses popped into my head: "You're so smart and help so many people." "With all you've been through you are such an inspiration to others." "You have so much to live for."

True, but those responses are monkey dung, all of them.  The point is, I don't know what "the point" is for this woman. What...
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Coping with Depression

Depression and Aromatherapy: Huffing Jasmine

I had a really nice watch. Very expensive. A Cartier. It was given to me by my employer when I had been with the company for 20 years. It was a wonderful perk. The company sends you to this fancy-pants jewelry store on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach and you get to pick out a watch.

They gave out the watches to all the 20-year employees at an annual dinner. I was in the...
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