Very little scares me more than the threat of childhood sexual abuse.Personally, I have very strong feelings about what I would like to do to the abusers: none of the possible scenarios are pleasant. While I try very hard to remember that I do not know the personal history of the abuser, I also know [...]
Archive for February 2007
The federal Minister for the Status of Women says that women in Canada are already equal, so Status of Women Canada doesn’t need women’s equality goals in its mandate. Are you in that lucky group of Canadian women who have achievedequality? Take this Equality Quiz to find out!
You walk into your workplace. What do people [...]
I stare into the overlit shop mirror, and this other woman, with her formidable shoulder pads and monochrome armour, stares right back at me. I suspect this will take some getting used to.
I am trying on a suit at a ladies shop, and there is a clerk looming behind me, in wait for her final [...]
“I’m still hot, only now it comes in flashes”
An Uncertain Time
I was in my late forties when I first began experiencing what I would soon learn to be perimenopause—the phase before menopause actually takes place. In perimenopause, ovarian hormone production fluctuates, causing a host of symptoms. I had no sweet clue as to what was [...]
The Breast Cancer Action (BCA) group wants consumers to think about how much money is actually going to the “cure” before purchasing something with a little pink ribbon on it.
Formed in 1990 and based in San Francisco, California, BCA is a grassroots group of ordinary people who, by educating themselves on the facts and the [...]
How can you really make a difference and stay on track in 2007?
How do you get to that personal best?
I am writing this article, not on the assumption that losing weight is a good thing, but that attaining a personal best in health is. This may, for some, include losing weight, or being active in [...]