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Jennifer Boire Patient Expert

California
Through my blogs www.msmenopause.blogspot.com and www.questinggirl.blogspot.com I hope to reach out to women who are looking for an alternative to a strictly medical approach to women's health and the menstrual cycle in particular. Middle age is the best time of life, but it seems like menopause... Full Bio
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Sacred Space by Jennifer Boire Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I seek the solace of my own soul's company. I seek the low-down quiet space inside, where I do not need to travel on pilgrimage, to a holy well, to a grotto or sacred spo ... Read on »
death and friends by Jennifer Boire Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health We prescribe a friend We are wisdom and healing, roasted meat and the star Canopus. We’re ground and spilled wine soaking in. When illness comes, we cure ... Read on »
The physics of cloudiness by Jennifer Boire Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Apparently, when there is too much orderly tought, we are rigid, not creative, yet the opposite, scattered energy too haphazard, is not useful either - nothing sticks or persi ... Read on »
women's journey and circles by Jennifer Boire Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Two summers ago, I ventured to Taos New Mexico for a Writer's Spa, a writing retreat with twenty women, which included yoga, yummy food and daily exercises and inspiration fro ... Read on »
The Honey Tree by Jennifer Boire Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health And so at last I climbed the honey tree, ate chunks of pure light, ate the bodies of bees that could not get out of my way, ate the dark hair of t ... Read on »
Choosing to Stay at Home with kids, poem by Jennifer Boire Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health A Woman's Choice It's the small details: rat's nest in his hair, holes in her tights, who is whose friend today at school, making sure the right combo of gree ... Read on »
menopause poems by Jennifer Boire Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Medusa 1878 Arnold Bocklin Medusa I had come to the house, in a cave of trees, facing a sheer sky. Everything moved, - a bell hung ready to strike. Su ... Read on »
Poem for Midlife women and their Mothers by Jennifer Boire Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health August Third by May Sarton These days lifting myself up like a heavy weight, old camel getting to her knees I think of my mother and the inexhaustible fl ... Read on »
Trust by Jennifer Boire Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health (c) Free nature photos a woman with too many poems in her hair can never get enough blue sky the world misses her wildness for her, the world starts ab ... Read on »
Mother Famine by Jennifer Boire Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health You were lost to me before I was born. When the ram’s horn blew and the temple walls came tumbling down over my head, stone by stone, at Jericho. I lost y ... Read on »
Union by Jennifer Boire Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health ....I am being reminded to integrate the masculine and the feminine. to respect the Male Divinity as well as the Goddess. Six months before, on the same land, I experienced a ... Read on »
Tyranny of the Masculine, yearning for the feminine by Jennifer Boire Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Here's a telling excerpt from The Heroine's Journey by Maureen Murdock: "What many heroines want is exactly what their fathers wanted and toook for granted--someone to tak ... Read on »
The Inner Marriage by Jennifer Boire Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health If we are depending on our partner to make us whole, we're in trouble. Sooner or later, we shall feel betrayed. Sooner or later, we shall hate the dependence, sooner or l ... Read on »
Lost by Jennifer Boire Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health by David Wagoner Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes besideyou Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here, And you mus ... Read on »
Rumi and Silence by Jennifer Boire Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Back into the Reedbed! Time to ignore sensible advice, to untie the knots our culture ties us with. Cut to the quick! Put cotton in both sentimental ea ... Read on »
Wooing the Unknown (watching the mountain) by Jennifer Boire Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health written for Taos Mountain, New Mexico Dark cloud shadow covers the face of the mountain. My own face inscrutable, in the mirro ... Read on »
A Poem written against Despair by Jennifer Boire Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside, you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing. Naomi Shihab Nye She walked around the circular block of her ne ... Read on »
Honour Your Inner Diva with a day off by Jennifer Boire Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Have you seen the Tampax Pearl ad (I saw it in January's People magazine) that says, " Divas don't take days off"? I'd like to change that ad, rewrite it to say, Divas d ... Read on »
Initiation and Ecstasy by Jennifer Boire Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health According to Alexandra Pope, women can access their own ecstasy during menstruation. Not many of us look at our periods as a doorway to an altered state of consciousness, or ... Read on »
Reflections on feminine-masculine balance by Jennifer Boire Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Marion Woodman has written about slowing down and meeting the inner feminine, and of the addiction to perfection that comes from living from outer instead of inner values. I ... Read on »