I went from three years of competitive body building in a bikini division, where what I looked like controlled my every movement. Now I'm in a career that has me working 12-hour shifts, running off my feet to tend to the needs of my patients. I know women who tell me they don't care what they look like. They are fine with who they are and they embrace their age -- I'm not there yet.
"Indignados" (the indignants) occupy city squares in Spain on a permanent basis, and now the Wall Street protests have taken root and will only grow in size and intensity. These protests, while poorly organized and rag-tag, will become the migraine of politics, not fatal but nagging and potentially dangerous.