With holiday season approaching, let’s talk about gifts. In the spirit of you, I hereby advocate treating yourself and buying what you really want. Don’t misunderstand – I love a surprise as much as the next person; the mystery of what’s-inside-the-box, the allure behind the beautiful wrapping and ribbons, the happiness on the face of the gift giver. But let’s be realistic. It can get … [Read more...] about Don’t Wish For That Gift – Buy it Yourself!
Pain has an annoying way on creeping up on you…and if you’re not careful, in time it can take over your life. Like a houseguest who loves your hospitality a bit too much, once you’ve got it, it can be a challenge to get it to pack up and leave. Thankfully, there are things you can do to prevent pain from moving into your body and settling down into your sacred space, draining you of time and … [Read more...] about An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure
Popular around the internet these days is this question (which offers a perfect opportunity for reflection): “What would you tell your younger self?” And since it’s breast cancer awareness month, I’ve taken the opportunity to put my own personal spin on this issue and extend it to ask myself: “What would you tell your younger self after you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer?” Not the … [Read more...] about What I’d Tell My Young Self Facing Breast Cancer
Your hands tremble, your chest heaves, you’re sweating and clammy and feel like you’re having nervous breakdown or a heart attack. You feel out of control and detached from the world. (FYI, the chest pain from a panic attack usually feels like a sharp or stabbing, localized pain in the mid-chest area, while pain from a heart attack is usually a pressure or squeezing sensation that can radiate … [Read more...] about Menopause and Panic Attacks: What’s the Connection?
It seems that lately, everyone is talking about menopause. Okay, not everyone, but the people I associate with. We’re all of “that age:” either we’ve gone through it or we’re presently going through it. And, as unreliable as memories can sometimes be, when it comes to menopause mine are crystal clear (even though my periods officially ended years ago in my early 50s): the hot flashes that … [Read more...] about Seven Effective Ways to Deal With Menopause