women’s health and healing

Travel Tips for 50+ Women with Pericarditis

7 Tips for Traveling Alone with Pericarditis for Women 50+

According to the emergency room doctor, pericarditis is surprisingly common in women over 50. And since women 50+ like to travel, traveling with pericarditis is also quite common! If you’re planning a trip and you’ve been diagnosed with pericarditis or a form of pericardial heart disease, you’ve landed in the right place.

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15 Ways to Pass the Time While Waiting in the Emergency Room

What do you do while waiting in Emergency Room (ER) at the hospital? Maybe you’re bored and frustrated, or angry and scared, or stressed and hungry — or all six! I get it. Yesterday I was stuck in the emergency room at the Lion’s Gate Hospital. I was alone, but I wasn’t bored. I made a list of things to do while waiting; I could see that my fellow patients and their companions were stressed, scared, angry and frustrated. And in pain.

Grief for My Husband

Comfort and Hope as You Grieve Your Husband’s Death

I recently picked up a book called It’s Ok That You’re Not Okay by a widow who witnessed the accidental drowning of her young, fit husband. “Grief for my husband” may have been the reason Megan Devine wrote her book and started the Refuge in Grief website, but her insights and practical tips for coping with grief will help anyone coping with loss.

Questions to Ask Before Getting a Preventative Mastectomy

Should You Get a Preventative Double Mastectomy?

“Sometimes you gotta take a bullet to dodge a cannonball,” says cancer survivor Joel Slaven. If you’re wondering if you should get a preventative mastectomy, you might think of breast cancer as the cannonball and surgery as the bullet. A double mastectomy will wound you and change you forever…but it won’t destroy you like a cannonball.

Treasured Gift Idea for a New Mother Post Cesarean

10 Gift Ideas for New Mothers After a Cesarean Birth

These gifts and ideas for new mothers after a cesarean birth will lift her spirits and help her heal. The road to recovery after a c-section can be long and tiring; these gift ideas are inspired by advice from ob-gyns, family doctors and mothers who know about cesarean surgery and recovery.

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Coming Clean About Your Past

Maybe you want to be honest and “fess up” (confess) something you did yesterday or years ago. Maybe you want to come clean about your past because you didn’t just tell a lie, you’re actually living a lie.

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When “I Don’t Want to Be a Burden” Backfires

You don’t want to burden others with your problems, but you’re struggling to cope. When does “I don’t want to be a burden” become unhealthy? At some point, your desire to protect your family and friends doesn’t just backfire, it creates serious problems in your relationships.