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Sisyphus. What's Your Rock?

Have you ever felt that you were in an absurd situation? We all have. The ultimate absurd situation was that of Sisyphus, in the Grecian myth of Sisyphus. Some of you may not know the myth; so let me summarize it for you. Sisyphus was a condemned man. The Olympian gods sentenced him to spend eternity rolling a boulder up a high mountain. As any great rock would, as soon as he let go of it at the top, its weight and gravity forced it to roll back down into the valley below. Sisyphus had to... Read More
Posted by Katie Reed at Monday, January 27, 2014
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Spelunking anyone?

Can a relationship cause someone to become ill? It depends on the definition of ill. Ill commonly refers to sick, but it also could mean evil, unfortunate, bad, or adverse. So, could a relationship cause illness? Absolutely! For a moment, think about your past relationships. I believe that we bump into people like atoms bump into each other to form molecules. Yes, there are times when some mystical, or biological, force arranges atoms in order to form a particular molecule; but I am more... Read More
Posted by Katie Reed at Monday, January 20, 2014
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Libido

Insatiable Sexual Desire? Recently, at the end of a woman's patient care session, as I wrote my chart notes she broke the silence with a simple question, "How do I get back to wanting sex all the time? Like I did when I was in my twenties." I heard the question clearly; it took me by surprise. I looked up from my notes, and with my eyes gazing above my reading glasses, I looked at her in stillness. She was a beautiful woman in her early fifties, but she looked to be in her early forties. She... Read More
Posted by Katie Reed at Monday, January 13, 2014
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