Seriously? Must a Woman Be Like a Man to Get Ahead?

That question comes up every time I speak with women about their career aspirations. A second question just as surely follows: if we can’t be authentically who we are, why would we want to “succeed” in male-dominated organizations or professions? Many women who leave the corporate world to stay home with children or enter entrepreneurial or nonprofit fields—or alternately, remain quietly in their jobs put only to find themselves doing the work but not getting the promotions—say they do so because they don’t want to become like men. ...more

Your post articulated so clearly everything I have been thinking and feeling about women and ... more

The Doctor-Patient Relationship: Part One

When I was training to become a physician, the rules of the broken, outdated, patriarchal medical system were made clear to me. They went something like this.The Old Medicine...more

There is so much pain in the old system, both for the patients and the doctors. You are amazing ... more

So You Think You Can Dance Recap: The Top 20 Give Me Deja Vu

Now this was the performance of the night. I was a little worried it would be gimmicky, what with the painted status effect. But it was a lovely lovely routine, executed so perfectly. And emotional, unique. It deserved the raves it go....more

Just watched the show tonight with my three daughters. We love it! So glad they didn't send ... more

Sex: To Wait Or Not To Wait?

In real life, Charlotte probably wouldn't be friends with "Samantha because -- as early as middle school -- sexual experience is the dividing line among females. It's a value judgment that we hurl at each other and then teach to guys, in the hopes that he'll pick us instead of them. Why are we still making the expression of our sexuality about him? ...more

It would be impossible for me to guess at what most men think about a woman who falls into bed ... more

Chasing Perfect

Yesterday was enjoyed in the honeyed light of a birthday triumph. We all went to bed sated and exhausted. This morning I woke before dawn to the sounds of my birthday girl in the throes of a nightmare. I snuck down the hall and slipped into bed with her, our arms quickly braiding together and our faces touching as I murmured that it was ok until she fell asleep....more

I feel like there are so many things I want to say to you in response to your terrific post. ... more

I'm Supposed to Play with These Kids?

I actually considered not writing this, even though I felt compelled to do so. Because this borders a little too closely on something I may want to pretend doesn’t exist. Something I may deny. Something my ego hates to admit. Most of the time, I pretty much can’t stand playing with my kids....more

I am convinced that raising kids is the hardest job in the world, bar none. It sounds like you ... more

Graduation, a Freight Train, and the Explosion in my Chest

There is a party going on, an imbroglio in my chest cavity where competing emotions vie for dominance. My eldest daughter is graduating from high school in just under three weeks, and my chest has been aching, spasming even. I am not having a heart attack, nor am I undergoing a panic attack. Rather, my heart is being attacked by emotion, apparently ALL the emotions....more

Thank you for commenting! I read your post about your own daughter's upcoming graduation, and I ... more

My daughters graduating... and I dont know how to handle it!

Forever 17I am in search of words of wisdom…....more

You are not alone and you will get through this! I am in the same boat with my eldest daughter ... more

Childfree Weddings

Recently Parentdish asked if kids should be banned from weddings....more

Whether or not children are invited is completely up to the bride and groom. It is such a ... more

(VIDEO) Check Your Data, Psychology Today: All Women Are Beautiful

I could hear her voice in my head as I watched, and I thought well, now, isn't that the only rebuttal we really need? ...more

What I love about this is the fact that Karen TOOK ACTION with a beautiful rebuttal to the article. more