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Braving the Mundane

I’m weary.  Not just the usual 50-something woman coping with work, home, kids, chores, menopause and lack of sleep kind of weary.  But like nearly everyone else, I’m weary of not seeing family and friends in person. Weary of not … Continue reading

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Now You See Me

I was enjoying a pedicure at the nail salon. There were several of us lined up in our footbath chairs, doing the salon version of elevator etiquette — a possible quick simple nod to your neighbor, but no direct eye … Continue reading

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Supposed to be Easier

My son asked me the other night if life was easier and less stressful when I was a teenager than it is now?  I thought about it and told him that I didn’t think life was easier, we had our … Continue reading

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Ritual Familiarity

Today I started and ended my day with two very real, normal, female rituals. Both, in their own way, beneficial. While seemingly disparate by comparison, looking back I’m struck by some interesting and unexpected similarities. As I got dressed this … Continue reading

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Real and Extraordinary

I first posted this three years ago….in honor of this important day, I thought it appropriate to re-post.  Today is one of those days when we are reminded to do something we should be doing every day.  Honoring and thanking past … Continue reading

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Entering the Clubhouse

As young girls, many of us would gather friends together to form special clubs or secret girls-only societies. We would share confidences and tell elaborate stories, write notes to each other, feel happily comfortable as our giggly selves, and develop … Continue reading

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The Secret Evil Metamorphosis Portal

We Real Women all own mirrors. Usually several of them. There’s the bathroom mirror where we do the private review of ourselves in our birthday suits, sucking in our stomachs or lifting up what gravity has been pulling down, or leaning … Continue reading

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They Didn’t Tell Us About This Part

We all have our expectations of each stage of our lives. We know, for example, as children, that we need to learn how to play well with others and learn right from wrong.   We know as young adults that we … Continue reading

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We Still Wanna Be Hot

I remember as a college student, we girls knew it was a sure sign of spring and early summer when we’d start getting waves, calls and horn honks from the town & construction truck drivers who drove through campus. At … Continue reading

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Our Own Fascination

“It is not the question, what am I going to be when I grow up; you should ask the question, who am I going to be when I grow up.” — Goldie Hawn.    There is a current tv ad … Continue reading

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