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Women’s Issues

Inspirational, Lifestyle, Personal Development, Women's Issues

Oct 24: 1] Feminist Fight Club 2] Lead With Your Heart

It was a fight club… but without the fighting and without the men. Part manual, part manifesto, Feminist Fight Club by award-winning journalist Jessica Bennett blends the personal stories of a group of women who formed a secret group in New York City to combat today’s sexism and redefine sexist archetypes.

Through millenia, humans have been predators, leaning toward conquests, materialism, exploitation, and self-centeredness. Our tendency is not to trust. Maybe it’s time we model our body, mind and spirits after horses. Lead with Your Heart: Lessons from a Life with Horses by neurosurgeon and horse trainer Dr. Allan Hamilton explores how horses offer models of fairness, forgiveness, and leadership, yearning for harmony, tranquility and kindness.

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Once upon a time, you might have called it a consciousness-raising group. But the women who participate realize the problems of today’s working world are more subtle, less pronounced, harder to identify…and harder to prove… than those of their foremothers. These women weren’t just there to vent. They needed battle tactics. And so the Feminist Fight Club was born. Every month, the women would huddle in a friend’s apartment to share sexist job frustrations and trade tips for how best to tackle them. Author Jessica Bennett is an award-winning journalist and critic who writes on gender issues, sexuality and culture. She is a feature writer and columnist at the New York Times, and her work work has also appeared in Newsweek, where she began her career as a staff writer, Time, where she was a columnist, and Cosmopolitan, where she helps edit a quarterly section on women and work.

A horse trainer for over 20 years, Dr. Allan Hamilton found that since horses are prey animals, their partnerships are based on trust, while humans, predatory in nature, lack the natural instinct to trust others. In Lead with Your Heart: Lessons from a Life with Horses, he explores topics like mindfulness, stalking happiness, leading and following, and energy and emotion using the horse as teacher. Dr. Hamilton started his working life as a janitor. He would eventually go on to graduate from Harvard Medical School and complete his neurosurgical residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He has authored more than twenty medical textbook chapters, fifty peer-review research articles, and has served on the editorial board of several medical journals.

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Health & Wellness, Personal Development, Self-help, Women's Issues

Jun 13: 1] Menopause Solution 2] Irrelationship

Dr. Stephanie Faubion of the Mayo Clinic offers the latest advice on turning the menopause experience into a positive, individualized one in Mayo Clinic The Menopause Solution: A Doctor’s Guide to: Relieving Hot Flashes, Enjoying Better Sex, Sleeping Well, Controlling Your Weight, and Being Happy!

“Let’s Go Get Hammered!” “You Just Have To Get Over It & Move On.” “I Knew This Would Happen.” Learn why relationship Psychiatrist Grant Brenner, MD, says these typical tropes are off-limits when trying to comfort a friend that just got dumped in his coauthored new book Irrelationship: How We Use Dysfunctional Relationships to Hide from Intimacy .

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Menopause is something that affects every woman, with no exceptions, but it doesn’t have to be a “one size fits all” treatment experience as each of our bodies are different and react differently. As one of the nation’s leading experts on menopause and the director of the Women’s Health Clinic in the Department of Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Stephanie Faubion wrote Mayo Clinic The Menopause Solution: A Doctor’s Guide to: Relieving Hot Flashes, Enjoying Better Sex, Sleeping Well, Controlling Your Weight, and Being Happy! to give you peace of mind on everything from perimenopause to postmenopause, and debunking common myths. Dr. Faubion uses the most up-to-date research and also confronts the controversial topic of hormone therapy.

Women’s Health Magazine asked relationship Psychiatrist Grant Brenner, MD, what’s off limits when trying to comfort a friend that just got dumped. “Avoid saying anything that could leave your friend feeling guilty, ashamed, or to blame for the split,” he replied, and in Irrelationship: How We Use Dysfunctional Relationships to Hide from Intimacy, he and his coauthors delve into the best ways to console a heart broken friend without relying on pandering, stereotypical responses like getting drunk, or how it wasn’t meant to be. Dr. Brenner is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Department of Psychiatry, and has a private practice in New York City.

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