I can see the pupils dilate and the wheels begin to turn when people find out that I'm married to a gynecologist. My husband commenced his OB-GYN residency two weeks after we got married 23 years ago. I've heard it all and then some.
Yoga led me to other fitness activities, it led me to new friends, it inspired me to work on my longtime love of writing, it taught me to lean in to myself, and I'm pretty sure I am a better mother because of it. Oh, and one more thing: I'm 25 pounds lighter.
The sick person's calendar is marked out in difficult days and sleepless nights, or in agonizing hours, but it takes no notice of days of the week, makes no distinction between time and overtime.
The good news is that couples struggling with infertility now have more options than ever before. While we have much left to do, research is steadily leading to a greater understanding of infertility's causes and risk factors, better technologies, and more personalized treatments.
I thought about every possible scenario in which it would be impossible for me to cope without alcohol. At that time, alcohol was my closest friend. We did everything together, and I violently rebelled at the the thought of our separation.
When I have expressed my view to Mehmet that "magic" and "miracles" have no place in the medical lexicon, his only response has ever been: Agreed, mea culpa.
I always knew I should eat and drink healthier, exercise daily and live as stress-free as possible. But I never understood the startling connection between these run-of-the-mill healthy lifestyle recommendations and their dramatic effect on my fertility.
Educational policy makers need to embrace what most researchers and educators have come to understand: academics and health don't need to be competing priorities, they complement one another. Healthy kids learn better.
This perspective offers a reciprocally beneficial relationship for those experiencing the phenomenon and those that care about them, which in turn increases the quality of life for all. Looking at it this way offers a purpose to Alzheimer's.
These unique photos are Alan's heartfelt contribution to the world in an effort to draw attention to the reality that raising a child with Down syndrome, though difficult at times, is not a burden but a joy to him and his family.
I've been thinking about the unsung birth heroes. I've been thinking about the birth stories that don't necessarily receive all the thumbs up and high fives and Facebook shares. I'm thinking about the cesarean section stories and the brave women who birth their children with such strength and beauty.
The real reason I don't sell weight loss anymore? I don't want to. It just doesn't feel right to me. And I don't think any weight loss program, regardless of the promises it makes, works if you don't deal with all the other stuff first.
The answer to whether our social media use is harmful or benign might just lie in the question we need to ask ourselves: "How good do I really want to feel?"
As the Supreme Court prepares to decide the future of the ACA, the conversation has focused on the potential impact of the outcome. Specifically, that striking down federal subsidies for policy holders could create a nation of haves and have nots -- those with coverage and those without.
Schools provide many opportunities, and share a responsibility, to help children learn healthy habits, if for no other reason than because such habits are intrinsically linked to academic success.
At first, I leaned toward keeping our kids vaccine-free. I thought the concern about vaccination made sense. But after hearing both sides of the argument, I decided facts were my friends. I couldn't rely on word-of-mouth, friend-of-a-friend information. It was going to require actual research from vetted sources; I wanted the truth.
It's interesting, really, that after removing the emotion out of the equation, and tackling my weight loss more pragmatically -- in a more businesslike manner -- I'm finally seeing results. I'm training myself to be motivated by my own pats on the back, instead of needing them from others.
WASH continues to be one of the most practical ways we can fulfill our commitment to the world's children. If everyone had access to safe drinking water, a staggering 90 percent of diarrhea deaths could be prevented.
My parents face tough choices every day. They have endured my love for travel knowing that when I travel sometimes I will be out of their protection. But they are equally determined to celebrate these joys with me. They love and support that I work at overcoming the limitations epilepsy tries to impose.