Posts By: Elaine

Unpacking Mom

By Posted in - Life on May 1st, 2017 8 Comments Unpacking Mom: The Attentive Body blog by Elaine Konopka

My mother worked in a bra factory. For much of her adult life, she was a pattern marker for Maidenform, the women’s underwear manufacturer, which was (and I believe still is) headquartered in our hometown in …

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Pushing Back Perfectionism

By Posted in - Life on February 1st, 2017 10 Comments Perfectionism: The Attentive Body blog by Elaine Konopka

I’m a notebook freak. I buy them whenever I come across them. Spiral-bound or stapled; hardcover or soft; all sizes, shapes, and colors; extra points if the cover makes me laugh. I prefer them with …

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What Are You Worth?

By Posted in - Life on November 1st, 2016 16 Comments What Are You Worth, by Elaine Konopka_The Attentive Body

Back in high school, my classmates and I were given (more than once, if I’m not mistaken) an “ethical dilemma” to think about and discuss. It went something like this:

A ship is sinking. There are …

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