Posts By Linda Egenes


Worried About the Future? Six Ways to Calm Your Anxiety

Anxiety is defined as worry about something stressful that could happen in the future. And certainly, the 24-hour news cycle gives us a steady stream of things to worry about these days—from the climate crisis to economic insecurity to politics du jour.  If you’re feeling more anxious than usual about the future of our planet […]


What Do You Carry in Your Self-Care Tool Kit?

When deadlines loom, when your kids are fighting, when your best friend moves away—anyone can feel stressed. Yet some women have figured out how to push the happy button instead of the freak-out alarm. They say it’s just a matter of keeping the right tools in your self-care tool kit.  Find out why these 12 […]


Five Strategies for Family Caregivers

Some of the sweetest moments of my life happened when my aging parents were no longer able to take care of each other and my sister and I stepped in to care for them—which led directly to some of the most difficult moments of my life. Navigating our nation’s fragmented health care system, taking charge […]


From the Streets to College in Four Months: The Communiversity of South Africa Empowers Underserved Youth in Cape Town

When Leona failed to earn a high school diploma in Cape Town, South Africa, her prospects for employment were bleak. The teenager spent her days shut inside her tiny one-room family home “feeling like a failure, knowing that I’m no one.” While to the American ear that may sound like overwrought adolescent emotions, in South […]


The Truth Is Out—Aging Can Be Fun

When I taught a class in memoir writing to a group of octogenarians, mostly women, I was amazed to discover how happy they were. Age 55 at the time, I certainly thought of myself as being in a more desirable stage of life. Yet I remember them saying things like, “I remember when I was […]


From Statistician to Exposer of Art Forgeries—Geraldine Norman is the Real Thing

They say you can’t tell a book by its cover. Take Geraldine Norman, a seemingly staid, conservatively dressed English woman whom I met last December in Suffolk, England.  At that time she merely told me she was a writer. It took a full sit-down interview to find out that she worked two decades as a […]


New Research on TM and PTSD Gives Hope to Female Veterans

Like many female veterans, Fei Fei Chen joined the US Army as a newly minted high school grad to see the world and serve her country. That was in 2001, and today in 2019 she is still trying to process the experience. Deployed to Iraq as a paralegal specialist, Fei Fei served in a combat […]


How to Help an Emotional Teenager

Imagine the perfect situation — you get several years with free room and board, and all living expenses paid. You can spend all of your time learning, exercising, growing, and socializing. Your physiology is young and healthy, and you are flush with friends. It’s a perfect world. This is an idealized description of high school […]


How to Keep Technology in Balance by Going Deep

Some years ago, my husband and I were teaching a course in the Swiss Alps overlooking Lake Lucerne. One day we were walking on a crowded street in the city of Lucerne, and our friend pointed out, “Notice how every last person crossing this street stays within the white lines.”It was kind of freaky. That […]


Nurses Need Nourishing Too: New Research Shows TM Reduces Compassion Fatigue

I just learned a new term: “compassion fatigue.” This is what nurses, professional caregivers and first responders experience when they’re too tired, too sad and too stressed to feel normal compassion for their patients. It’s also known as secondary traumatic stress (STS) and is characterized by a gradual lessening of compassion over time. Having watched many nurses in action during my parents’ multiple […]


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