Changing Perceptions
Guest Post
Strength Personified
Tapestry of Voices

We Have to Believe It to See It

Editor’s Note: In the days following The New York Times profile about my experience “Facing a Life Without Children When it Isn’t by Choice,” I heard from women and men from around the world. Among those who reached out to me was Dr. Wendy Rogers who, it turned out, lived just a few miles away. […]

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Movies

Seriously? I’m Trying to be Entertained Here!

“Just when I thought I was out … they pull me back in.” This past weekend I was clearly channeling Michael Corleone from The GodFather: Part II. Hey, I love a good flick or TV show as much as the next girl or guy but I usually know what I’m getting. Some days I’m in […]

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Spontaneity

The Powerful Effect of Simplicity

What’s better than a great haircut and color? That would be a great haircut and color on a late Friday afternoon of a long weekend in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Ah….women may be many layers deep and complex but there are some simple pleasures that this particular woman sees as worth savoring for the pure […]

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Joseph Campbell
Remembrance

When It’s Not The Ending They Expected

Friday 2/5 – Unexpected Ending Drama “How’s the baby….?” The question hung in the air Friday afternoon. My stomach clenched. “There was no baby…” I said quietly. “No baby?? That can’t be…the response, it was so good. I didn’t see you again…” Tears burned in my eyes. I shook my head hard. I forced myself […]

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Guest Post
Tapestry of Voices

Curing My Tunnel Vision

This guest post comes from Christina Gombar, a prize-winning author of fiction, memoir and literary criticism. Her voice is one in a rich tapestry of voices belonging to women who have found themselves in the clutches of the fertility industry, as well as in the unhappy position of being made to feel a “dud” for […]

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Spontaneity

Permission Granted: Happiness Restored

Saturday started with an endorphin-elevating exercise session. By mid-day we were engaged in a spontaneous visit with friends. Later, an afternoon errand to the mall ended with me loading a treasure trove of deeply marked down stylish tops into the trunk, and the evening brought margaritas and carnitas in the cocktail lounge of a boisterous, […]

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Strength Personified

Thriving After the Storm Passes

When you’re in the middle of a vicious storm, survival is all you can think about. It’s only when the seas are calm and the clouds break that we learn what we’re really made of… As Emily writes in her latest post, Storm Clouds and Strength: “It’s amazing how much one could draw strength at […]

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Book Musings

Getting It Together Old School

Elizabeth Gilbert I am not. Envy about her best-seller status aside, there are other reasons to dwell on her this morning just as the sun is about to rise. Let’s start there. The sun is about to rise and I’m *not* consumed with angst. Breakfast with angst, for far too long, was part of my  regular […]

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Different Than I Expected

Oh, The Places We’ll Go!

The New Year is still all fresh and pregnant with anticipation. (Oh, but it feels good to use that word in a way that evokes new life of a different kind…) Here I sit (imagine me in this chair here) with a glass of wine and scrumptious salmon cakes while Mr. T is off in […]

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Guest Post
Tapestry of Voices

The Power of Choice

Our first guest post of the New Year comes from Dr. Bad Ass, a Wyoming-based professor who is a long-distance hiker, a secret Harry Potter fanatic, and “mother” to one (aged) cat and one (young) dog. She includes in her email signature this Eleanor Roosevelt quote: “You gain strength, courage, and confidence, by every experience […]

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