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Category: Mindful Life

9 Myths About Sexual Harassment and Abuse

Image: © Adiano (Fotolia.com) #MeToo On October 15, 2017, Alyssa Milano tweeted, “If all the people who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote ‘Me too.’ as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.” In 2006, Tarana Burke, activist and…

It Hurts When They Don’t Believe You

Image: Clasky Common Park, New Bedford, MA (Kenneth C. Zirkel / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) Where It All Began There are moments in your life that change you, for better or worse. You have three choices. Either you remember them with vivid detail, you block them out entirely, or you remember…

What It Means to Be Family

Image: Castello di Montebello, Bellinzona, Switzerland, © Boris Stroujko (Fotolia.com) Putting Family First One Christmas in high school I bought my boyfriend at the time two small gifts. The problem? I had purchased only one gift for each of my family members. When my father found out, he was livid…

Time to Stop the Intolerance and Hate

Image: © benjaminec (Fotolia.com) Intolerance in America We are as much in a civil war now as we were when the North and South fought brother against brother in 1860’s Gettysberg. Only now it is not only about race and slavery. It is about gender and religion and…

Don’t Show Up Late to Your Own Life

Image: © stuart (Fotolia.com) Chronically Late to the Party The White Rabbit always seemed to be running late for something, and Alice, well, she wasn’t too far off herself. Only she never really knew where she was going. “I’m late, I’m late, for…

Are You Living on Tomorrow Logic?

Image: Ann Reinking and Aileen Quinn in Annie (1982), Columbia Pictures The Promise of Tomorrow I grew up on the 1982 film Annie. Like any little girl that year, I learned every lyric and acted out every scene. More floors were probably scrubbed than ever before after that theatrical release…

Strong Women – Know Them, Be Them, Raise Them

 Image: © Konstantin Yuganov (Fotolia.com) Strong Women Mention the word feminism and some people bristle with trepidation. They think that feminism is about women burning bras and women who hate men. Nothing could be further from the truth. Feminism is about having equal rights and equal protections. It is about…

Everyone Could Use a Little Hygge

Image:© fotoduets (Fotolia.com) Put Hygge On Your To Do List Denmark is the most southern Scandinavian country, south of Norway and southwest of Sweden. Only 42,924 square kilometers (16,573 square miles) in area, it is slightly less than twice the size of Massachusetts. Winters in Denmark are…

The Reality of Impostor Syndrome

Image: Our favorite alien hiding among the toys, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment Are You an Impostor? The scene lasted only seconds, but I remember laughing out loud when E.T. hid away in a young Drew Barrymore’s closet back in E…

Why Women Need Wonder Woman

Image: Gal Gadot as every woman’s hero in Wonder Woman (2017), Warner Brothers Wonder Woman in Training There is nothing quite like training to be a doctor. It is a rigorous process with a learning curve as steep as a NASA shuttle’s trajectory into outer space…