Knowing Heart Attack Symptoms Could Mean Life or Death for Women

The medical community has placed a great deal of emphasis on heart health, from preventive measures such as exercise and nutrition to recognizing the symptoms of a heart attack....more

Anxious and mortified

At the age of nineteen Rachel almost failed her college admission. She was anxious and mortified of what people would think of her, she couldn't fail at anything, so she passed, barely, and therefore didn't have to worry about opinions and commentary, and life went on, as usual....more

Why happiness is not a sensible shoe

You figure you need a pair of shoes and have a mental picture of what you want: a sensible choice that coordinates with your wardrobe and matches your busy lifestyle.You go to the mall and start eyeing the displays in search of what you already know you will buy. As you expertly scan the merchandise, a display draws your attention, you don't know why, exactly, but you can't take your eyes off of it: it's a pair of suede pumps in deep plum, formal wear....more

Sweet Traditions with Candy Trains

 Mix three wonderful items – kids, Christmas, and candy – and create some fun and lasting memories by making candy trains. They are magic because they disappear before New Year’s Eve....more

Nine Volts

Chirp.My brain is asleep. So is my body. The noise doesn’t fully register.After a quick blip of “Huh?” I drop back into the blackness of sleep.Chirp....more

Parenting the NAC

Each stage of parenting seems to have the same three steps:Step 1: Freak out because this is really hard! Step 2: Hey – I think I got the hang of this!...more

Divorce diary/week seven: my first 'not married' Thanksgiving with my son

It's been a long, long while since I posted on BlogHer, but friends who read this piece encouraged me to publish it. And then I thought, "Why not?" I can't be the only woman on this path this holiday season -- so this is for you, those of you dealing with the death of a relationship or those of you who know someone who is... ...more

Announcment: I Can't Fit Into A Darn Thing At H & M

It's official. I can't fit into a darn thing at H & M. First let me share that I love, love, love H & M. Such a nifty little import from Sweden. There's one on almost every corner in Manhattan and I have no problem imagining that the clothes are speaking directly to me. In my mind, I am a freakin' rock star destined for a life of sequined t-shirts, cropped fur jackets and oversized satchels that carry my rock star accessories; sunglasses, lip gloss, I-phone and bottle of champagne--of course....more
Yes you are right! Did I already mention that I love the name of your blog?more

How Serious Is It, Doctor?

After the age of fifty, is it more or less important that any relationship you have is “serious”? ...more

Give Yourself Permission to Find Your Joy

“Dream and give yourself permission to envision a ‘you’ that you choose to be.” – Joy Page...more