Endometriosis–the long-awaited answers

**Before you read this post, I want to say that I am not a doctor and I do not diagnose or treat illness.  Everything that I write here is free information about what I have done to help my body to heal. *****2019 addition: it ends up that I had a rare version of a rare congenital back condition called Bertolotti’s Syndrome and probably most of my pain was from the back condition which was operated on in 2017. It explains why the doctor who... Read More

Fighting illness? female?

What I find interesting in this article is that while 5th grade boys (stereotypically) tend to rise to challenges, smart girls more easily give up: “..bright girls, when given something to learn that was particularly foreign or complex, were quick to give up – and the higher the girls’ IQ, the more likely they were to throw in the towel.” [The above goes along with the themes discussed in “The Curse of the Good Girl”... Read More

Why girlfriends = health

Girls having time to hang out with other girlfriends is vital to maintaining a woman’s health, apparently it’s programmed into our DNA! Check out this article with the science behind “why”: http://crazysexylife.com/2012/why-girlfriends-health/  Read More

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The Curse of the Good Girl

The title comes from Rachel Simmons excellent book (same as title).  I write the following particularly to point out the cultural programming most women carry into their adult lives… p.3 “..if their college applications are stamped with twenty-first century girl power, girls’ psychological resumes lag generations behind.  The Curse of the Good Girl erodes girls’ ability to know, say, and manage a complete range of feelings. ... Read More