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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 […]


Women, the Aging Brain, and Mental Capacity

Our June news-email featured information about research on the brain. Because the topic of reduced cognition in aging is the “elephant in the room” of which everyone is taking notice, we want to present the information here for you again in a composite: In recent decades, the aging brain has been a prominent and significant […]

Stress and anxiety “Life Hacks”

Do you suffer from occasional anxiety or does anxiety rule your life? Does it feel like anxious thoughts run through your brain with no “off” switch available? Anxiety is a reaction to stress, which is in itself an overdose of pressure on your mind and body. Anxiety can get in the way of living a […]


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 […]


Make Summer Vacation Last: Break the Student Stress Cycle Now

How can students best use their spare time during their summer break to refresh and renew in preparation for a more successful Fall term?  As a former school administrator, I’ve had a lot of experience with students. I’ve studied published research as well as anecdotal reports about private schools and public schools to keep my […]


Trying to Be Mindful is Not the Path to Mindfulness

I’d like to personally honor those who sincerely want to evolve greater awareness and develop themselves. However, I’m concerned about—what I consider to be— a misunderstanding that many women have which may cause them to waste their precious time in this pursuit.  The principle is simple: a goal is not the same as the path […]


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 […]


Decreasing Annual Seasonal Depression

Recently, I was reading an article about “SAD”—Seasonal Affective Disorder—and thought how unfortunate it is that people are subjected to depression by their own body’s reaction to the change in season. And, unfortunately for us, SAD is diagnosed four times more often in women than in men. But Dr. Norman Rosenthal, a former NIH senior […]


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 […]


Is This Anxiety?

“It’s really uncomfortable, sometimes like being overdosed on caffeine, sometimes like something has to be fixed, even if you don’t know what that is—it’s the opposite of the sense of well-being.”  Everyone knows what it can feel like when they’re anxious. But is that feeling the only sign of anxiety? It might be that certain […]


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