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“In my late thirties, my intuition had tried to warn me about the possibility of a midlife struggle. I experienced internal rumblings about the meaning and purpose of my life. I was incredibly busy proving myself in all of my different roles (mother, professor, researcher, writer, friend, sister, daughter, wife), so much so that it … Continue reading So you are 40
In a nutshell: You can expect it to be difficult to start exercising regularly. Obstacles will be in your way. You will find that everything is against you. You will think that everything is bad. This is normal and it happens to all of us. Be gentle with yourself, but also keep doing it, removing … Continue reading Resistance
I did it! I'm fit! It took me 10 years to overcome my mental barriers and really totally embrace moving, exercise, being fit. I always enjoyed physical movement: skiing, swimming, hiking, even some sports classes. I seriously got into yoga 13 years ago. I pushed myself to do a bit more from forever. But I … Continue reading Forget the Weight, Enjoy the Journey
My latest endeavor is pole dancing. I'm terrible at it, but I know I'll do it better, I get a kick out of it and it's physically challenging. I could also use a bit of grace and yes, it's sensual, and I felt funny about that at first. I had that feeling that I don't … Continue reading We Need Coaches
Peter Elias, MD recommended this website with stories from medicine. It also has patient stories. In a time when there's seemingly never enough time to read a good book, you can fit in sometime to read a good story. Pulse - Voices from the Heart of Medicine - https://pulsevoices.org/index.php Telling the personal story of health … Continue reading Online Resources, Stories: Pulse – voices from the heart of medicine
I naturally fell into my caregiving role. I have friends that have been caregivers. I knew the ropes, I was happy to do it and observe the system. It took a lot though. I wasn't the one in physical pain. I did not feel the lymph nodes nor lived with the terror of having this … Continue reading The Caregiver