Do You Have Any Red Flags?

When I divorced and began socializing and dating, I began to develop some red flags.  By red flags, I mean…

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Origins of My Insomnia

Growing up, I never thought of myself as someone with insomnia.  I thought of myself as a “night owl.”  I…

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Standing Up, Speaking Out

“Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women.” – Maya Angelou On any given…

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Snippets and Being Present

What to you write about when you’re thinking and functioning in sound bites instead of focused analysis?  I had a…

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Bad Feminist Essays-Thoughts and Reactions

I came away from listening to Roxane Gay’s BAD FEMINIST ESSAYS with a bunch of questions based on the issues…

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Plant Madness and SATC

I have never liked cleaning, though I love organizing.  My many visits to gardens in May and June have me…

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Waiting (for Life)

When I was young, I was waiting to grow up.  That included waiting for the milestones:  turning 13 years old…

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Why Isn’t This Common Knowledge for Alcoholics?

I grew up with alcoholic grandparents.  My parents drank regularly.  My sister swore off alcohol altogether.  I drank in an…

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Love as Status or Reward

I’ve been listening to Lindy West reading her book Shrill:  Notes from a Loud Woman,  “Being fat, happy and in…

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Stillness, Restlessness and Waiting

As a child, I could while away an afternoon lying in an open field listening to the sounds of nature…

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