1. Pioneer Women

    Food for Thought We are pioneer women. All of us. A pioneer is a woman who is one of the first people to be involved in developing something, whether an area of scientific research, settling new lands, developing a new form of art, or crafting a new way of living. Pioneering can also involve tacklin…Read More

  2. The Sound of Music

    Food for Thought Many of us are old enough to remember the magnificent cinematic debut of the epic musical drama based on the story of the von Trapp family. While the film deviated in several ways from the true story of Georg and Maria von Trapp, the film was nonetheless inspired by real people and …Read More

  3. COVID-19 and Our Changing Relationships

    Food for Thought COVID-19 has turned our world upside down in countless ways, not the least of which is our social world. In the pre-COVID era, we had relationships with family and friends characterized by time spent in person, hugs, and handshakes, cuddling with our grandkids, and sharing time at o…Read More

  4. Self-Pity and Self-Compassion

    Food for Thought Self-Pity and Self-Compassion Self-pity is a phrase that evokes shame in most women. We are never supposed to feel sorry for ourselves, regardless of how difficult or sad, our situation may be. Self-pity connotes a failure of character, the judgment that somehow, we should be able t…Read More

  5. Listening to Our Inner Voice

    Food for Thought Listening to Our Inner Voice The idea that we have an “inner voice” worth listening to has taken many forms over the centuries. Some think our inner voice opens our ears to the messages offered to us by God, others experience their inner voice as a form of intuition, and yet oth…Read More

  6. Women and Food

    Food for Thought Women and Food What woman doesn’t love food? Maybe there are a few out there but I do not know them. Our specific tastes vary widely, though chocolate seems to be a common denominator for most of us. So why is it that women are so connected to food? I do not think there is a simpl…Read More

  7. Social Media and Your Mental Health

    In a digital era, social media had negated the need for actual human interaction, and hidden behind a keyboard and a screen, people have discovered they can be anyone they want to be. While many still believe that social media has a positive impact on those who suffer from depression or anxiety diso…Read More

  8. Loving our Neighbors and Ourselves

    Food for Thought There are few life efforts as difficult as learning to love our neighbors as ourselves. Many of us are not all that good at loving ourselves either and some of us seem to love our neighbors more than ourselves. So, who are our neighbors? Our neighbors are neighbors, strangers, in-la…Read More

  9. Community Spirit

    Food for Thought Community Spirit To be part of a community is a core element of being human. By almost every measure we are born to be social beings and are social beings throughout our lives. We are also raised to be in community with others. Our families are our first community. In our families, …Read More

  10. Mothering

    Food for Thought Mother’s Day has an unparalleled significance for most women. It has significance for every one of us, whether we ourselves are mothers or not. All of us have or had, mothers at one time. Whether loyal or abandoning, nurturing, or abusive, still living or dead, we all had mothers.…Read More