Wellness

06.27.12
Binge Drinking without Fear of Consequences
Binge Drinking without Fear of Consequences

Steph woke up in a haze, in a room not her own, wearing nothing at all. She had a pounding headache. She glanced over at the guy next to her; she barely recognized him. Was he in her Chemistry class? She wracked her brain trying to remember what had happened, the details were all mud... read more

06.26.12
The Breasts Don’t Make the Babe
The Breasts Don’t Make the Babe

After almost a year of taking care of my mother, we went out to celebrate her last chemotherapy treatment for lymphoma. What we thought would be a great night of relief and joy turned out to be the beginning of yet another life altering journey. That night, I ended up being rushed to the hos... read more

06.20.12
How It All Began
How It All Began

You’ve got to love your husband. He has sex, he has an orgasm, ejaculates and nine months later calls himself Dad. You have sex, probably without an orgasm; for the next thirty minutes you lie propped up on a pillow with your legs in the air, hoping his sperm will make its way u... read more

06.15.12
Depression
Depression

I wanted to kill myself when I was 12. Twelve. What can be so wrong in the life of a 12-year-old white girl, very Catholic, very middle class, living in a Bostonian suburb? My father was an alcoholic and my mother was slightly miserable, but she loved us. I was moody and would throw t... read more

06.15.12
My Sister’s Hand In Mine
My Sister’s Hand In Mine

December 2010. My 74-year-old mother had just made it through her grueling battle with stage 2 aggressive HERS2 positive breast cancer. She had her lumpectomies, her radiation, her chemo and she had come up clean. She had tested negative for the gene that my sister and I could have potentially ... read more

06.13.12
How to Meditate: An Easy Guide
How to Meditate: An Easy Guide

Meditation is one of my favourite things. For a long time I felt I was doing a necessary service. But now it has me in it’s gentle grip and I cannot get enough! Meditation can be taken as a small soulful snack or if you love it, then it can be an everyday pursuit. Medit... read more

06.12.12
To Mother or Not?
To Mother or Not?

Is motherhood the ultimate expression of womanhood? Does choosing not to have children continue to stigmatise women?  Last year I experienced a fertility crisis. After years of irregular menstrual cycles I finally listened to my gut and decided to investigate. There was a possibility I could have ... read more

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