By: Martianne Stanger About 10 years ago, I decided to get tested for “the breast cancer gene” and found out that I am BRCA2+. Then, in 2012, the decision of whether or not to have prophylactic surgery loomed largely in my mind and heart. By 2013, against the suggestions of some doctors and extended family … More My BRCA2+ Journey Continues
By: Cheryl Maguire I’m not a big fan of New Year’s Resolutions, but I thought I would embrace change this year. As I reflect back on last year, my first thought is, “I survived being a mom to twin teens!” Their fourteenth birthday is in February so this time of year also marks my accomplishment, … More My New Year’s Resolutions for Parenting Teens
By: Tanvi Maharaja As a working mom of a young one, stress is no biggie! Except, it is! The minutiae of work-related stresses, juggling a social life with quality family time, pursuing continuing education, and domestic responsibilities, it is not uncommon for me to be all wound up some day and freak out over nothing. … More The Power of Mindfulness: Here and Now
By: Sandy Churchill My mom wears red, yellow, orange, or hot pink on rainy days. She told my youngest child when he was about three that she chooses “happy colors” when it’s grey outside. Since that time, he mimics the choice, consciously or subconsciously, though he is now 13. I adopted the same practice. The … More Choose Color to Lift Your Mood
By: Kathleen Blandin With the New Year now upon us, it is time to set goals on tackling home projects. No matter what time or month, goals will help you be accountable for what you want done in the coming future. When it comes to home projects your focus has to be on the feel … More Setting Home Project Goals
By: Sandy Churchill For a Gemini, with a zany schedule where no two days are alike, I struggle with the smallest changes. Not the kind like where you park, or what to buy at the grocery store, or even where to sit at the dining room table, but the sentimental kind. After 12+ years, our … More Couch Farewell
By: Barbara Schwartz C’mon, let’s talk about it. The Change. It has a scientific term: menopause. No one really discusses it. The National Institutes for Health describes menopause as the time when the ovaries stop making estrogen and progesterone and lists all of the usual symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, vaginal dryness, mood … More Was That a Hot Flash???