Silent Sorority

Infertility Survivors Finally Heard

October 24, 2021

Egocentrism Begins At Home, Not a Good Trend

Egocentrism sure is easy to spot these days. This observation came to me this weekend. It started with a New York Times essay on co-housing initially titled: Is This the Cure for the Loneliness of American Motherhood? As an aside, my fellow blogger and dear friend Sarah discovered the print edition of the paper retooled […]

Pop Culture 4 Replies to “Egocentrism Begins At Home, Not a Good Trend”
October 19, 2021

Lived IVF Reality Gets New Look

My inbox has overflowed recently with new requests for writing and guidance as well as comments about the painful lived reality of IVF and egg freezing. The academic and bioethics world is also paying more attention to IVF survivorship. Here are some of the latest deep dives into the lived IVF reality. IVF Marketing Scrutiny […]

Bioethics, Linking Around 0 Replies to “Lived IVF Reality Gets New Look”
September 19, 2021

Sadness Moves Us Toward What is To Be Gained

I sat as calmly as I could recently while Esther, an acupuncturist, held my wrists palms up and felt my pulse. My lungs, I shared, had been tested by unrelenting, cumulative wildfire smoke. This precipitated an extended asthma attack and related tightness. “How do you feel?” Esther asked. “Hmmm, asthmatic and a bit stressed,” I […]

Different Than I Expected, Tapestry of Voices 6 Replies to “Sadness Moves Us Toward What is To Be Gained”
August 26, 2021

Life Under Unusual Circumstances

Life taxes us in ways large and small.  This maxim is the one constant beyond the sun that greets us each morning. Value Each Breath Those well-acquainted with me know asthma remains my wily and unpredictable companion. Dog and cat dander floating in the air, pollen storms and smoke are just some of the pernicious […]

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July 12, 2021

‘The Mother of All Dilemmas’ Explores Cultural Conditioning and ‘Choices’

Dilemmas, by their very definition, don’t offer easy or tidy resolutions. Now, toss in some deeply ingrained stereotypes, social and economic pressures, and reproductive siren songs and reckonings. Top it off with a healthy amount of identity sorting. What have you got? A hardy dilemma salad of sorts with some intense and, at times, biting […]

Book Musings, Choices One Reply to “‘The Mother of All Dilemmas’ Explores Cultural Conditioning and ‘Choices’”
June 9, 2021

I’ve Looked At Clouds from Both Sides Now

Clouds carry the power of emotions like few things in nature. They all but cry out for attention and hold our gaze with their expressiveness and shifting forms and colors. How can we not look at these dynamic skyscapes? Now, I’ve never been a deeply spiritual person in the classic religious sense, but I’ve always stood […]

Relationships, Remembrance 6 Replies to “I’ve Looked At Clouds from Both Sides Now”
April 22, 2021

A Sad Daughter Confronts the End of the Long Goodbye

A daughter knows when her parents need her. Each Sunday during this endless pandemic, my 80-something parents waited for our weekly call or Facetime visit.  It didn’t take long for me to see my father’s long, slow dance with dementia was taking a significant toll. An abrupt and distressing phone call was not the way […]

Relationships, Remembrance 9 Replies to “A Sad Daughter Confronts the End of the Long Goodbye”
March 24, 2021

Why Don’t Words Exist For Women Like Us?

Words and their origins have always fascinated me. Hardly a day goes by when I don’t search for a synonym or meaning. I’m equally intrigued by those such as my friends and fellow bloggers, Klara and and Elaine, who speak multiple languages with an ease that makes me marvel. Then there’s Lara, who did the translations and questions for of […]

Changing Perceptions, Pop Culture 8 Replies to “Why Don’t Words Exist For Women Like Us?”
March 18, 2021

Relief and Reflection Deliver New Insights

Relief is the feeling that floods your body when you know there’s a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve felt relief many times throughout my life. Relief in knowing my 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Cote, still liked me after she scolded me for not being compassionate enough toward another student. Relief […]

Fortitude 4 Replies to “Relief and Reflection Deliver New Insights”
March 11, 2021

Resentment Is Truly Hardwired, But Release Is Possible

Resentment, I’m sad to say, best describes my state of mind these days. This is not something I admit easily. Nor do I care for how resentment feels, so join me as I attempt some junior varsity psychoanalysis.  Where to begin? You know how it feels on days when you’re just on edge, hair triggered […]

Psychology 3 Replies to “Resentment Is Truly Hardwired, But Release Is Possible”
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