For Beyond 50's "Personal Growth" talks, listen to an interview with Dr. Patricia O'Gorman. She'll talk about how women from a very young age struggle with self-defeating monologue or "girly thoughts," combined with popular culture and its barrage of messages that a person can't be complete unless they measure up to some elusive standard. Whether dealing with family members, coworkers, intimate relationships, or a best friend, when a woman feels "less than" she often misses the path toward achieving her true potential. Blaming herself for what someone else has done to her is, sadly, a common theme among women. Dr. O'Gorman will explain how this reaction is merely how women have been conditioned to respond - then provide the tools they need to break the cycle and become more resilient. Visit and sign up for our free E-newsletter.