1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Accepting Change

    Food for Thought How do we work with and accept the changes that are constantly occurring in our lives? What does it even mean to “accept change”? We all know that changes are constantly occurring both within our bodies and in the outside world. Change is sometimes dramatic, sometimes gradual, s…Read More

  4. Resilience

    Resilience is our most important emotional and psychological resource at times of uncertainty, crisis and disorientation. Resilience is the ability to cope psychologically and emotionally with crises and disasters in ways that allow us to maintain as much emotional equilibrium and internal personal …Read More

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    Same-Sex Couples More Likely to Face These Challenges

    While the world and our current society have come a long way in regard to LGBTQ rights and acceptance. With same-sex marriage legalized nation-wide and more rights for the transgendered community, coupled with increased awareness, now is the best time in history to be out and proud. However, the con…Read More

  6. Coping with the Pandemic

    Sharing Our Wisdom Coping with the Pandemic This has been a startling few weeks. Just a short time ago no one anticipated that an extremely contagious and life-threatening virus would arise and proliferate around the world and in the U.S. It appears that we are still experiencing the first wave of t…Read More

  7. Asking for Help

    Sharing Our Wisdom As women grow older, one of the most difficult challenges we face is asking for and accepting help from other people. Most women have assumed roles of incredible and relentless responsibility throughout their lives. These responsibilities include helping the families we grew up in…Read More

  8. Ageism

    Ageism is one of the biggest challenges we confront as women becoming older. Ageism refers to discrimination and prejudice based on age. The older we become, the greater the prejudice seems to be. It seems like there is a “magic age”, usually in our 50s or 60s when we start being perceived by ot…Read More

  9. Where We Live

    There is enormous variability in the living situations of women as we become older. Women’s living situations are strongly influenced by socioeconomic status, geographic and family circumstances, health needs and declines in physical and cognitive abilities. These choices also depend on whether wo…Read More

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    Tips For Talking to Your Spouse About Counseling

    You've reached a point in your marriage where you think some outside guidance would be beneficial and maybe help fix some of the problems you feel your marriage has. We cannot commend you enough for making this realization and deciding to 1. invest in your marriage enough to do the hard work, and 2.…Read More