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Family & Relationships

Friends You Need to Keep

by . September 21, 2016

As an introvert in her 40s, making new friends especially in a foreign country has never been harder for me. I've realiz...

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Family & Relationships

Why Do We Treat ‘Feminist’ Like Another F Word?

by . September 21, 2016

A couple of years ago, I made a HUGE mistake. One that I regret to this day.  I made a comment on the internet about fe...

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Family & Relationships

Why Do We Wear Masks?

by . September 21, 2016

Why do we wear masks? Do men wear masks more then women? Or do we as women wear masks more often so we can fit in? T...

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Family & Relationships

What You Think Of Me Is Not My Business

by . August 10, 2016

Back in the early 1980s, there was a New Thought minister in San Diego, CA named Terry Cole-Whittaker.  She was and sti...

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Family & Relationships

Friends You Need to Keep

by . September 21, 2016

As an introvert in her 40s, making new friends especially in a foreign country has never been harder for me. I've realiz...

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Family & Relationships

Why Do We Treat ‘Feminist’ Like Another F Word?

by . September 21, 2016

A couple of years ago, I made a HUGE mistake. One that I regret to this day.  I made a comment on the internet about fe...

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Family & Relationships

Why Do We Wear Masks?

by . September 21, 2016

Why do we wear masks? Do men wear masks more then women? Or do we as women wear masks more often so we can fit in? T...

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Family & Relationships

What You Think Of Me Is Not My Business

by . August 10, 2016

Back in the early 1980s, there was a New Thought minister in San Diego, CA named Terry Cole-Whittaker.  She was and sti...

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Family & Relationships

Recreating History with an Obituary

by . July 25, 2016

In light of Roger Ailes, Bill Cosby and others I dedicate this post. Last Sunday in the paper I was looking at the obit...

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Family & Relationships

How to Avoid a Divorce Nervous Breakdown

by . July 7, 2016

The "Divorce Nervous Breakdown" is not inevitable. At some point during the divorce and separation process, I remember ...

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Shaping Lives With Clay

by . June 27, 2016

“Just like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand”- This line from the Old Testament Book of Jeremia...

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10 Tips for Summer Family Get Togethers

by . June 27, 2016

Don’t try to remember the names of everyone, they can’t remember yours either so let them know with: Hello I am J...

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8 Things Later-In-Life Lesbians Want You To Know

by . June 4, 2016

[caption id="attachment_402352" align="aligncenter" width="585"] Lisa and her partner Virginia[/caption] At an even...

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6 Tips for Surviving Summer Family Gatherings

by . May 26, 2016

Summer family events can be tiresome but for the most part they are happy events. As we age, family gatherings are more ...

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Family & Relationships

How I Became a Gay Diva – a mid-life Mom Story

by . May 22, 2016

I am officially a fag hag home wrecker. I feel horrible and swear I didn’t set out to be one. In fact, it was really m...

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Do You have a Relationship with Your Mail Carrier and UPS Driver

by . May 16, 2016

Do you know your mail carrier’s name? How about the name of your UPS driver? They know yours and I suggest you develop...

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With the bulk of responsibility for caring for aging parents falling on the shoulders of women over 45, you need help to...

“I’ve been in a celibate marriage for 13 years. The forced celibacy began when I stopped begging for sex. Once I qui...

In my experience, becoming a family caregiver is not for the faint of heart or mind. It’s not about happy endings. And...

“Now that I’m over 50, I look back at my younger self + wish someone had pulled me aside, sat me down, looked me in ...