Tag Archives: Pat Park

Conversations with My Bragina

Dr. DeFelice’s Brain-Genital Law, BGL, makes a lot of sense to me.  I got a bit tongue-tied when we first discussed the BGL and improvisatorially said, “Bragina”, instead of Brain-Genital.  We both laughed at the birth of my new word, and I decided it would be the topic of this and future columns. Bragina is […]

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Tiara Therapy – It’s Not Just for Toddlers!

I bought my first tiara when I was in my mid-fifties. I don’t remember wearing one as a little girl. I bought, not one, but a dozen hot pink plastic tiaras at the local  Party City along with pink buckets and princess pads and pens with feather boas.  I packed them up and flew to […]

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I Need to Plant Some Roses So I Can Wake Up and Smell Them!

Lately, I have been waking up in the middle of the night with my mind racing with a long list of things to do, bills to pay and loved ones to worry about.  Last week I had a nice lunch reminiscing with two good friends from high school days, and yesterday I received an email […]

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Food for thought – for men only!

Most men I know dread a trip to the grocery store.  They usually end up aimlessly wandering the aisles looking for items on their list from coffee to cucumbers. Now, the perfect solution – A MAN AISLE!!  The clever grocery owner of Westside Market in New York, 43 year old Ian Joskowitz, a man of […]

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La Bella Figura and La Bella Uscita

For over the last 30 years I have worked with Italians, mostly males, on both sides of the Atlantic.  They were all highly successful in the Italian pharmaceutical industry. One constant theme of theirs was the importance of la bella figura. One would guess they were dreaming about Sophia Loren and other voluptuous beauties for […]

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Eggcentric or Not? For the Love of Grandchildren!

I gave birth to my only son when I was 39 years old. I had been listening to the proverbial biological ticking clock but not paying much attention as I was enjoying my career. When my son was about 8 years old he asked me, “Mom, shouldn’t I be older or you be younger?” Most […]

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Not in the Mood? It Could be Just a Headache, PMS or You May Have FSD!

In Monday’s New York Times Health Section, Abby Ellin wrote an article, More Women Look Over the Counter for a Libido Fix, that caught my eye, or perhaps my libido. At first I thought it might be tied into the Shades of Grey erotic trilogy, but I was wrong! I learned that the DSM-V, the […]

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Shopping for Body Parts – Donations vs. Sales?

NBC’s Today Show featured a heart wrenching interview with Doreen Flynn about her three daughters who suffer from Fanconi’s Anemia, an incurable disease that requires a bone marrow transplant. After her first daughter was diagnosed and years passed without a donor match, Doreen and her then husband decided to conceive another child in order to […]

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You Are Not Special!

As a parent of a recent high school graduate, class of 2010, I can only imagine the reaction of the parents at the Wellesley High School 2012 graduation when the faculty speaker, David McCullough, Jr., began his commencement address with these four words. I first learned about his controversial speech watching NBC’s Today Show the […]

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