I pushed too hard, and I broke myself.

by Joanna on June 18, 2014

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Have You Ever Pushed Too Hard? I don’t know if you’ve ever been super stressed? Or overworked? Or took on too much? Nooooo, I’m sure that’s never happened to you. That’s sarcasm. I know it’s happened to you. Well, it happened to me, too. I actually work rather hard to keep myself even-keeled. I tend […]


I am ‘moody.’ Should I take a pill?

by Joanna on June 11, 2014

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Moodiness and Anger and Pills I had a very brave woman contact me a few weeks ago and ask this very question: “I am moody. Should I take a pill?” She described herself as ‘moodier and moodier’ and wondered if she should take something for it. (Because, obviously, it’s not fun being moody.) Before I […]


Are you a ‘Woman With Attitude’?

by Joanna on June 4, 2014

A Woman with Attitude. Hmmm… I’ve been playing with this phrase for a while. I’ve been trying to find a word (or set of them) to describe the women I see in my life. There are several other words/phrases out there.   Wild Woman. But that feels more like an ‘aspect’ of the women I […]


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I was talking with a woman at one of my health education presentations a few weeks ago and I made a reference to ‘feeling like you want to rip someone’s head off’ due to hormonal changes. She smiled, laughed, and said, “yeah, the bullshit meter is really touchy lately.” She was referring to that internal […]


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