1920s Women smoking on a train

“On Gram”

A poem for Florence

Share Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 0Florence Fowler (b.1907-d.1988) In her last years, she had arthritis and spent every day shuffling around the kitchen, taking breaks as she was determined to make a delicious meal for her grandsons who lived on the floors above her. She didn’t complain about her arthritis and found enjoyment in nourishing her grandsons. Florence was a pathmaker and leader as the first… Read More »

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The C Word, It’s not what you think: Language, the crone & the cougar

The wild and the wise woman - No big cats and ugly hags here!

Share Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 0From the first time I heard the word crone in reference to contemporary women I cringed. My reaction isn’t unexpected because the sound of the word and its meaning was never pleasant. And I can still remember hearing the word cougar in relation to women in the first years of the 21st century. At the time, I was separated from my… Read More »

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Beyond spirituality

The role of meditation in mental health

Share Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 0 Long-term meditators have larger sections of the brain responsible for regulating emotion. Tezatrataz/Phra Ajan Jerapunyo Abbot of Watkungtaphao Meditation has traditionally been associated with Eastern mysticism but science is beginning to show that cultivating a “heightened” state of consciousness can have a major impact on our brain, the way our bodies function and our levels of resilience. Clinicians are increasingly… Read More »