Dear OB-GYNS:

Dear OB-GYNS: I’d like to call your attention to a subject that may make you wince. Hysterectomies in young women. What, you say? Take away a young woman’s ability to have children? No. Never. What reason could a young woman have for not wanting children at some future date? I’ll tell you. Because you don’t…

Finding Ways to Speak Out

Sometimes you just get bogged down by all the information. You want to share it, you want to make sure information gets out there. But there’s so much of it, and not all of it is real, truthful, trusted. One has to be careful what one shares. Finding a voice. That’s what I’ve been up…

Thinking Out Loud

You haven’t written anything lately…. So says the brain. Yeah, I’ve been avoiding. But I’m here now. Oh good. Write something amazing! Yeah, about that. Amazing doesn’t happen quickly for me… You are avoiding again! You should write more!  I’m here, aren’t I? And I changed the title and tagline of this blog to reflect…

Wanted: Work

Two years. Two years since I graduated college and nothing. No paying jobs. I’ve done everything I know how to do. Applied everywhere. Asked people about applying. Reached out to people and ‘networked’. Nothing. Zip. I know I am not the usual college graduate. At nearly 50 I am older. And I have worked before,…

Selfishism

Selfish: adjective: (of a person, action, or motive) lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure. -ism: noun; informal, derogatory:  a distinctive practice, system, or philosophy, typically a political ideology or an artistic movement. The more I listen, the more I hear “me comes first”. The more I hear it, the more…

Spoons for Mental Illness?

By now most of you out there have heard of The Spoon Theory, by Christine Miserandino. She opened up the discussion about having an invisible illness, what it was like living with something that hurt but didn’t make you look sick. Since then millions have started using the words “I am out of spoons” for…