women

 For some young women, it  may be helpful to establish care with an OB/GYN if they want to talk about the more "uncomfortable" private concerns with someone different. 
I often get questions about when young women should start coming in for gynecologic care. I love this question because it means someone is thinking ahead. I recommend a first OB/GYN visit anytime in the early teen years. Our governing body, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, recommends establishing care with a women's health provider between the ages of 13-15. Though it may seem...
journaling blog
That A-ha Moment. When you know you’ve found your rhythm, that’s when to take it deeper. Welcome back. In the last post, I talked about finding the right time for journaling. I am hoping you have found that perfect time and location and are starting to find your groove in journal writing. Perhaps you have experienced that A-ha moment. This is the moment where you realize something new. It may come...
women in yoga class
At several holiday gatherings I attended in coastal Delaware, I didn’t hear a single word about New Year’s resolutions. I tried to bring them up as fodder for this blog, but to no avail. People were enjoying themselves, talking small talk, joking, eating, drinking, and laughing a lot. Resolutions and any serious discussions regarding the President, the pending tax bill, or other contentious...
Sue blog friends on bridge
Friendship never to be taken for granted A few weeks ago, I spent two days and two nights with four of my ‘girlfriends’ – Emily, Marjorie, Iris, and Wendy – at a cottage near the Indian River Inlet in Delaware’s Seashore State Park. It was as if we were high school friends, only I never was allowed to go away with friends in high school. We are all over 60 (that’s all I am admitting to) and all...
wine glass kitchen table bridget blog
I Can Do This I am a very capable person. I am not sure if that is a natural tendency or a learned behavior! Over the years, I have learned that I have a silent mantra that I repeat subconsciously: “I can do this…” No matter how difficult something seems in the moment, I can survive it. My life is very demanding! My job is demanding, and being a single mother to 13-year-old triplets is demanding....
Raylen blow woman stretching in water at sunset
Mindfulness meditation practice is a practice of paying attention with non-judgmental awareness. It’s simply noticing what’s happening, one breath at a time. This moment, what happens when you rest your attention onto your breath? What do you notice as you feel each inhalation and exhalation? And can the experience be enough? Take time in nature to breathe. Raylen in a quiet moment. As we continue...
Healthy Selfie
As the mother of three children, I often worry about how living in a world concerned with social media will affect them. When I was a teen, there was no concern about what everyone was doing, no one to “screen shot” the homework, no worry about keeping up my “streaks!” Nor, was I worried about my reputation being ruined online. I was lucky to have a “princess” phone in my bedroom and could call my...
Time for Spring Cleaning!
I am dreaming of spring and one thing I actually love about the weather warming up, is opening the windows and cleaning out the dust. However, there are a few areas that I hate to clean – we all have them, right? When is the last time you cleaned your refrigerator? How about the inside of your oven? When is the last time you remember cleaning the tops of your cupboards? These are all things I...
geese flying bridget blog
Ever since the beginning of this New Year, it seems that everywhere I turn I see some reference to the concept of mindfulness. My girlfriend gave me a coffee table book on “mindfulness,” I see references on Facebook about being mindful, my on-line book club selection of the month is all about being mindful! Some would say that this is a coincidence. However, my life experience and spiritual wisdom...
Women art night no gradient
Taking the time to create is taking time to get you know You… the Authentic You. When I refer to the Authentic You, I mean ALL parts of you: the light, the dark, and everything in between. Yes, that can be scary. It can feel very uncomfortable as you expose your raw and naked heart. For years, I would admire others’ work of creativity and think to myself “I’m not creative.” Sound familiar? It was...