Shrinking Down

Oak Park by | Jul 11, 2014 | anti-depressants, Baskin Robbins, CBT, dance, DBT. Behavioral, depression, Equinox, exercise, Freud, Jung, mental disorders, psychiatrists, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapists, shrinks, Skinner, Woody Allen

     Why weren’t psychotherapists included in my lament about all the time and money our family has spent on doctors? (See “Doctored Up,” 6/27/13).  The answer is both simple AND astonishing.  Thanks to the mind-boggling variety of practitioners we affectionately (and...

Nest Escape

neurontin 300 mg high by | May 9, 2014 | All That Jazz, Broadway, dance, Equinox, exercise, Hair, hobbies, James Darling, manicures, massage, Matthew Johnson, Meg Ryan, mothers, music, rap, self-mothering, stress, When Harry Met Sally, women's magazines

     What’s the best way for a stressed out mom of difficult kids to escape and find some relief? Short of flying the coop and permanently abandoning your offspring, every mother should avail herself of a temporary release.  Dare I say “me time?” I’m not talking about...

When Knees Displease

by | Nov 8, 2013 | aerobics, aging, arthritis, baby boomers, Belmont, biking, dogs, exercise, gym addicts, joints, knee braces, menopause, orthopedists, osteoporosis, running, unemployment, zumba

     If you are a still-youngish baby boomer like me (or if you think of yourself that way), it comes as a shock when body parts start to wear out.  In my case, it’s my knees.  (My left hip clicks occasionally, but I don’t want to think about that just yet).  How dare...

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