Category Archives: powerlessness

What Are You Afraid Of?

Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition … Continue reading

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One-Size-Fits All

I vaguely remember promising myself I’d never write about dieting. However, once I’d joined the Medicare faction I realized the popular caveat “Never break a promise to yourself,” has its limitations. So, as I cast off my reservations and throw … Continue reading

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Cranky Women

In his recent blog entry “Understanding Angry Old White Men,” my friend Dr. Gerald Stein stated: “Males pass through a stage of feeling almost invulnerable and immortal, at least on occasion. They rush to fight wars, compete for mates, and … Continue reading

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Kevlar Education

Life is full of triggers. I can’t always predict when something will happen that will spark sensory memories or casual remarks or images can send me into a spiral of teenage insecurity. Most people deal with those as best they can. Continue reading

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The Notion of a Hero

I used to think I wanted to be Dr. Who’s companion, Wonder Woman, or a prize-winning medical scientist. This morning I was watching a movie and a greater hero far worthier of admiration and emulation came to my attention: Maisie … Continue reading

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