It's been urban legend that we redheads experience pain more easily. New studies over the last 10 years have caused more questions than answers. Is the extra pain for real or just in our redheads?
Many people with chest pain think they are having a heart attack. Costochondritis is a condition that can feel like a heart attack but is not. It is painful but not harmful.
We spent two weeks in Languedoc-Rousillion region of France. Few Americans ever visit this amazing place. Less expensive and more down-to-earth, it's definitely worth the trip off the beaten path.
Americans call this Bastille Day, but the French call it le Quatorze Juillet (14th of July.) My family and I enjoyed celebrating this HUGE event with the Parisians in 2012!
Fighting and conquering is exhausting - both mentally and physically. For those of us with chronic and incurable conditions, a change of language and attitude is long overdue.
Sometimes you meet people, enjoy their company,and sadly never see them again. This is true about the young woman who was my best friend when I lived in Paris in 1986-1987.
Many people love audiobooks. But did you know that listening to audiobooks has benefits to your kids?
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that affects approximately 17 million Americans. Many don't know they have it, as it's often confused for acne. Rosacea needs to be treated differently.
I thought I knew how to wash hair. But come to find out, even this old dog needed to learn some new trick for her tresses!
While settling up affairs, it can feel like the end. But, perhaps it's just a beginning of me healing some of my health problems.
Find out more about this frequently misdiagnosed type of headache. It's like a migraine but different. It's called a cervicogenic headache or migraine, and it's a real pain!
Sometimes, advice from mother to daughter can be inspirational. Sometimes, though, it can also be funny!
The French have a very different attitude about lunch. Lunch is more than just a quick bite as you work at your desk - it's a break full of nourishment for the body and spirit.
I had a strict "No-Nintendo" policy in my house. But when Wii came along, this mom had a change of heart and it's become a great family time activity.
With only a week to see such an awesome city, what should you do? Don't get stressesed and overwhelmed by trying to see everything. Here's a guide to my favorite picks.
When we look back, our lives are mosaics of moments - pieces that have individual meaning but come together and create our life. Sometimes they are significant to building pieces of us.
Are you really flexible? Have you dislocated your knees or other joints? Hypermobile joint symptoms may mean you have a disorder often called hypermobility joint syndrome, or Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.
Some houses hold so many memories that is seems only the ghosts can help you remember them all.
It's funny what you can learn about someone after they're gone.
A continuation of my time in Corsica as a 10 year old on vacation with my Aunt and her family. I had only met them once before this summer adventure!
What happens to a young American girl who moves to Paris fresh out of college in 1986 without a clue - No internet, phone, or money!
What happens when a 10 year old American girl goes to Corsica with relatives she hardly knows?
I had always wanted a sibling. I used to wish for one during those inane excursuses in grade school where you'd list your three wishes. I’d seen those shows during the 70’s feeding me the myth of brotherly and sisterly love. Well, not exactly a...
The numbness right after the death of a loved one can allow us just enough disassociation to deal with the necessary "details."
Death happens as a magical combination of dreams and reality. It's quick, yet drags on and on. It hurts and yet brings calm.
Everyone knows the cost of living in Paris is high. But what happens when a young woman starts her journey with a Baron and another man while awaiting for her new landlord, the Countess?
Relationships with sibling can be difficult, especially when there are many years between you - same parents but different lives. After parents are gone, how can a relationship exist?
I wish there had been a Been a fence to keep us out The fluttering of the white Privacy Curtain Was not enough I was committed And couldn’t get away If only the curtain Had been strong enough To keep away ...
Deciding when to go home from a health care facility, even if it's to die, is a freedom that few have anymore. Regulations, well meaning people, and a culture of life "at all costs" is what we face.
When you visit Paris, you will find whatever you are looking for. When I go, I am always looking for the best of what Paris and the people have to offer and I'm never disappointed!
How does that fear FEEL? How does is manifest in dreams? This is a poem of how abandonment took shape and sometimes took on a life of its own for me.
Hair, it's a funny thing. We spend money to care for it, we cut it stylishly, we dye it. But hair is symbolic too.
Sometimes, the things we want seem unavailable to us at the time. We long for the things that will not actually fullfill us and do not see the things right in front of us that already do.
Experience the sweet smell of the maquis* and beautiful view from a top a hill in Corsica.
Jumping out of a speeding plane with a bunched-up packed-up bunch of silk cloth strapped to my back is not something I could ever do. However, I occasionally screw up the courage in my mind, to want to. I think it must be those moments between...