Though I am certainly no “Olympian meditator” (as the scientists call people like Mingyur Rinpoche), I have been practicing since I was a college student in the early 1990s. Since I’ve logged enough hours on the cushion to warrant the expectation (stress the word “expectation”) that my mind has changed over the past few decades, I was asked to participate in a study that looked at how meditation affects the way the brain responds to pain. I can’t say that I was thrilled to have this as my entrée into the world of contemplative neuroscience, but as it turned out I learned a great dealRead More →

I found this visually unappealing but hilarious and fascinating website back in 2009. She has listed contributions from all over the world for euphemisms for menstruation. my favourite is: the communists have invaded the summerhouse!   These are her top ones. Perhaps by frequency or perhaps just personal faves.   Check out the whole list:  Words and expressions for menstruation at MUM. Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it