Aging, Discovering Who We Are, Sex, Wellness

What do Midlife Sex, Gertrude Stein and Blogging Have in Common?

So here’s a huge surprise.  Sex has begun to hurt. All my parts are in working order. I have lots of experience and a great imagination.  There are no more surprise pregnancies to worry about.  I have a partner that I’m in love with…and…sex hurts. Crap My mother kept this from me because she stopped having sex.  Most of her …

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Keeping Up with Words

One of the ways older folk are perceived as irrelevant is by not keeping up with current language.  It’s tough, slang just seems to be growing by the moment.  though.  Merriam-Webster just added 1000 new words to their dictionary.  One-thousand!  While that’s great for Scrabble players, it means hundreds of new words I should at least look at so as not …

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Aging, Health, Wellness

Chemicals and Menopause

Menopausal symptoms are happening earlier and are becoming more severe.  We are experiencing more profound and longer negative manifestations of the “change of life” than our mothers and grandmothers despite better medical care.  There may be a clear reason – chemicals. According to a study from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. there is a definite relationship between earlier onset …

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