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Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. or Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.  Thank goodness there’s a name for this disorder. Somehow I feel better even though I have it! This is how it manifests: I decide to water my garden. […]

By VIRGINIA POSTREL I admit it. When I was growing up, my father called me “Princess.” Routinely. Even when I was in high school. This was strange, I now realize, and not just because I was more nerd than girly-girl. […]

By Sharon Mesmer (Article first appeared in the NYTimes online on 2/11/16, and in the Sunday Review print edition 2/14/16: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/02/11/all-praise-the-women-of-menopause/?_r=0) For some women, menopause is no big deal. Some say they barely notice it. My mother, long ago, described […]

I have taken this ongoing discussion about the definitions and descriptions of Queendom to The Queen of My Self Page on Facebook. What does being a Queen mean to you ? As a little girl I wondered what it would […]

By Helley Emling When does middle age actually start? Is it when you hit 50? Or when you send your first kid off to college? Or after you’ve been married a good 25 years? For those of you feeling old […]

By Anna Quindlen All my babies are gone now. I say this not in sorrow but in disbelief. I take great satisfaction in what I have today: three almost adults, two taller than I am, one closing in fast. Three […]

By Sharon Mesmer First, there was the buying of the white dress, white fake fur jacket and white shoes. I recall my mother and me marching up and down Ashland Avenue, the main shopping street in our South Side Chicago […]

By Sharon Mesmer For some women, menopause is no big deal. Some say they barely notice it. My mother, long ago, described her menopause this way: “My periods just started gettin’ lighter and lighter, and my harmones settled down, and […]

  NR: What, exactly do you mean by Queen? DH: The Queen is a woman who is still energetic with youth, yet wise with age. She is confident and beholden to no one. She thinks, speaks, acts for her Self […]

Recently I was the guest of Rosemary Lichtman and Phyllis Goldberg, authors of Courage and Lessons Learned: Reaching for Your Goals and partners in their practice, Nourishing Relationships for a virtual book tour on their Blog. http://nourishingrelationships.blogspot.com/2010/08/queen-of-my-self-stepping-into.html The interview is pretty […]