Sheehy’s memoir is the tale of a tempestuous romance; a compelling look into the first stirrings of female revolt in the 1960s and ’70s; and the story of a reporter who throws herself into danger so persistently that her book is clearly the blueprint for a screenplay.
Overturning precedent, this generation of women 45 to 55 self-reports the lowest well-being of any age group, according to Healthways' well-being index. Why?
Surprisingly, 25 percent of women ages 45 to 55 give themselves a 10 out of 10 on optimism about their future. Only 17 percent of men in this age group have the same sunny attitude. What accounts for this striking disparity?
On September 26, the National Osteoporosis Foundation launched "Let's Get Talking," a campaign to encourage mothers and daughters to talk about how to protect their bones (I am the honorary chair). I only wish I had known enough about this disease to help my mother prevent its worst consequences.
Wulf H. Utian, M.D., founder of the North American Menopause Society, has recently published a small, well-organized manual for women who want information about menopause that is straightforward and easy to understand, with the fitting title, Change Your Menopause.
On Aug. 19, 2011, we posted our entry No. 2,000. This was a big milestone for “the little site that could,” created by a handful of women who committed ourselves to changing the perception of menopausal women. The next stage is even more exciting than what we've achieved thus far.
Lt. Bill Keegan and the men and women on his team have taught me a great deal about how to turn trauma into hope.
It started with her mom's broken hip. But for Felicitas Rocha, it multiplied into something much bigger — until she found the right care manager.
The story of the Heaths illuminates an important phase in caregiving: the "boomerang," when once you’ve figured out how to manage the new reality of caring for a loved one, things change yet again.
When it comes to caregiving, says Gail Sheehy, it sometimes takes a few tries to find the best solution.
The WVFC summer-long Special Focus on Caregiving continues with the last of a three-part interview with Gail Sheehy, author of the new book Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence.