Joanna@JoannaMeriwether.com

Category: mid-life issues

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‘good’ and ‘bad’ at mid-life (might not be helpful)

I had a long chat with an Ethics professor on Monday. I’ve wanted to talk to someone who understands ethics and morality for *years* because of the Sex Surge. Are affairs moral or ethical? How do we make sense of them in American culture when other cultures are more tolerant of them? Can affairs ever…
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When it’s Tuesday and you’ve got no energy

Mid-life and all it’s responsibilities: self, partner, kids, parents, community, school, work, etc. The need and pressure to deal with it all can feel like it’s constantly dragging us down. Hormonal shifts: angry, tired, maybe depressed, maybe anxious, hotter than F, can’t sleep, etc. OMG, how do we even deal with this on top of…
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an important tool for self love and mid-life power

There are three places I want to start this post. I want to tell you that for years I worked with self-help books and therapy to look at, heal, and grow from stuff that was broken inside me. I want to tell you that I’ve only really started the practice of loving myself in the…
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Conflicting Things I Believe About Sex

A few weeks ago I was sitting in the chair at my salon, talking to my stylist. She was showing me a picture of old books about sex with ridiculous titles. I don’t even remember what they were, except they were pretty damn funny sixty years down the road. We started making jokes along the…
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