Tag Archives : Dr. Pat

General Medical

Staying Motivated to Stay Healthy


As the icy wind howls (for many of us) and we all get back into our weekly routines, it can be hard to believe the resolutions we made in the glitter and shine of New Year’s Eve: making time for the gym, packing a healthy lunch, remembering to breathe. To help you stay motivated for healthy changes, here’s some WVFC…
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Lifestyle

A Pat Pause Before Christmas


‘Tis the week of the season when we often allow the lists to dominate and permit anxiety the role of dominant feeling. More put-upon than under the spell of what we once believed to be magical, we wake with worry that we haven’t done enough and disbelief that the date is so late. Today though, we must pause. We must…
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Lifestyle

Anesthesia and Amnesia: Wisdom From Age To Just Deal With It


This morning I had a visit with my very competent oral surgeon on New York City’s Central Park South. Since I would receive sedation for the procedure, I was fasting overnight and none too happy. No coffee — and it was morning. The surgeon behaved like a saint while I whined about yet another visit, yadda yadda. But, I do…
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Lifestyle

On Batting 1,000


Chris, our inspired and inspiring editor, informed our board that we reached our 1000th entry today. It occurred to us that the news reached the Board, who first met in my kitchen four years ago,  in precisely the same places as our readers find themselves. Some of us are at near low points on our journeys, and others are in…
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News

Dr. Pat: 1,000 Posts Later


Patricia Yarberry Allen: Blog number 1000 went up today at www.womensvoicesforchange.org. We began to write on November 21st, 2006. We chose to write to create a realistic portrait of women over 40. We knew that we were not the stock characters in sit coms. We knew that we weren’t invisible. We knew that we were just reaching our peak. We…
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Lifestyle

Dr. Pat: Faith and Champagne


Women’s Voices for Change had a fantastic lunch today in New York City.  We introduced the first of our “Conversations With” events featuring Arianna Huffington and Silda Wall Spitzer.  The lunch was sold out almost before the tickets left the post office.   Women clearly want to understand how other interesting women navigate midlife reinvention or sometimes just midlife evolution.  These…
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