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DECEMBER The holiday season brings many parties and celebrations of all sorts. And lots of occasions for dressing up and wanting to look our best at any age. Are we seriously still judging women for getting plastic surgery? By: Frances […]

Regular sex, according to medical research, has the same benefits as regular exercise. It increases the flow of certain chemicals that naturally boost and strengthen the immune system, improves cholesterol levels, stimulates circulation, invigorates the heart, diminishes the intensity of […]

Regular sex, according to medical research, has the same benefits as regular exercise. It increases the flow of certain chemicals that naturally boost and strengthen the immune system, improves cholesterol levels, stimulates circulation, invigorates the heart, diminishes the intensity of […]

by Laura Grace Happiness is inward and not outward; and so it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are. –Henry Van Dyke Happiness is our birthright. It’s the goal of our life. Yes, there will […]

Despite the rude awakenings, the unsettling physical and emotional chaos of midlife and all of its frightful, presumed ramifications, an amazing number of women find this stage to be the most personally fulfilling and satisfying of their lives so far. […]

By Edward Helmore In the years since Cathi Hanauer’s bestselling anthology of life stories, the women she spoke to have new goals In 2002, Cathi Hanauer published The Bitch in the House, a bestselling compilation of 26 life stories by […]

This August, I was very lucky to spend two weeks at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire. It is a venerable and prestigious retreat facility that supports artists, writers, musicians and other creatives to spend uninterrupted time working. And work […]

by Joan Chittister Once again Sister Joan Chittister has found the perfect words to express what I have been feeling. –xxQMD   Evagrius of Ponticus, one of the early desert monastics, counseled young monastics: “First pray for the gift of […]

By Carol Tandava  …continued from yesterday’s post… I read once that any emotion, fully and honestly experienced, will always return to love (i.e. positive emotion). So if something upsets me, I can usually find something in myself — some belief […]

Olya Melen, Ukraine Environmental attorney Olya Melen is a firebrand attorney who used legal channels to halt construction of a massive canal that would have cut through the heart of the Danube Delta, one of the world’s most valuable wetlands, […]