Savor vs. Dread Approaching this time of the year, I hear a lot of moans and groans, and for sure, there can be a lot to complain about. The rush to make sure you get the right gifts; the agony of figuring out where you are going, by what means, and how much that will cost; that knot inside when you think of being with some family and friends who typically get into arguments; that uncle or aunt who gets drunk and brings up all kinds of past grievances and will not let go…. Yeah, I hear you. Those do […]
In the past two months, an unprecedented number of well-known men have been revealed as sexual harassers and fired or forced to resign from high-profile jobs. There has been lots of justified condemnation of the harassers as well as praise for the bravery of the people who reported them.
Social media can be criticized for many reasons, but let me acknowledge that it also has many upsides. I’ve made a number of acquantances with whom the paths would not have crossed due to physical distance and separation of knowledge spheres. I find new information and resources in that venue that enrich my life and work. Here is a tweet that gave me food for thought:
Depression, Loneliness During Winter Months Can Lead to Increased Risk of Suicide for LGBT Elders For many LGBT individuals, especially elders, the winter months can be a cold and lonely time. For some, feelings of sadness and depression can take a deep hold, and lead them to consider suicide. It’s important that those who may be experiencing isolation or depression, and the people close to them, understand the warning signs and risks of suicide during the winter months. Support and assistance is available to those who need it. Kate Bishop, education coordinator at the LGBT Health Resource Center, offers the […]
If your doctor can’t prescribe a beach vacation, then instead you can… Dear Dr. Eva, Every year, as the days get shorter in the fall, I have a major loss of energy. I want to sleep longer and eat more. It starts in October or November. After the time change, with sunset now at 5 pm and earlier, it gets harder and harder to get out of bed. I feel unable to deal with people even in minor normal day-to-day interactions. At work, I’m struggling to keep up even with routine stuff. A lot of people I know also seem […]
Tips for a Happy, Healthy, Stress-Less Holiday From dealing with their families or families of choice, to budgeting their time, energy and finances, the holidays can be a particularly stressful time of year for LGBT elders.
We’re living in times when our sense of right and wrong is being challenged. When you think of yourself, of what all makes you the person you are, what do you see? What do you also see when you look at the people in your life, your partner, family, friends, or coworkers?
Observances set for Nov. 20th Each year on November 20th, communities around the world pause for Transgender Day of Remembrance, an opportunity to honor and memorialize individuals who lost their lives to anti-transgender violence.
Helping LGBT Elders Navigate Health Benefits • Workshop Nov. 9th Untangling the complex and sometimes intimidating world of health benefits can be difficult for many LGBT elders. What kind of coverage do you need for your lifestyle? What documents and paperwork will you need to show? Where should you even start? Fortunately, these questions and many more will be answered at an upcoming Lunch & Learn event hosted by The LGBT Health Resource Center and presented by Sara Abrams and Mike Willis of Chase Brexton Health Care’s Case Management department. The Lunch & Learn workshop will take place on Thursday, […]
Inquiring minds want to know! Dear Dr. Eva, Please don’t laugh at me, this is a serious question. I’m a straight woman. I was in a women’s internet chat room where we were discussing whether women have “one hole or two” – that is, does urine drain through the vagina, or from a separate opening? Some people thought urine comes out through the vagina; others said women have a separate hole to drain urine. I always thought that in women urine drains through the vagina, the same way that sperm and urine come out through the same opening in men. […]