Some days when I feel defeated, hope is the only thing that can coax me out of my mindset. It has a way of challenging me to consider the best possible outcome of my dilemma.
Today "choice" does not exist for women in more than 30 states because they live in states in which legislatures have passed laws restricting access to abortion. When there is no access, there is no choice.
If you are genuinely interested in making real changes, make it your mission to be fully commit to your beliefs and personal philosophies. Often times you will realize that what you were initially doing was right all along, yet you abandoned it for the latest fad because you lacked the confidence.
It didn't happen overnight but gradually changing my brain led to changing my body. Over the next year, I was exercising less and eating healthy. I didn't obsess, and the weight slowly came off.
Once you begin to train with your focus on getting stronger and not stressing over the way you look, your training becomes more productive and efficient. You place that energy on learning how to move and perform better and in the process break mental barriers.
I got hooked on fitness for vanity reasons many years ago. But now that I'm a working mom, I do it because of the energy, focus and confidence it gives me. Exercise allows me to focus on something positive and forget the rest of my life for even 20 minutes, and that's so therapeutic!
The cost of fighting these attacks over the last 10 years has been significant. All told, women's health advocates have spent over $43 million playing defense on ballot measures. That's a staggering amount. But the true cost is even greater.
Kalasi Devi, 28, is a mother of three whose uterus has been protruding from her body for more than a decade. "During my pregnancy I did a lot of heavy work, like carrying water and wood," she says. "I started working again 10 days after giving birth."
Religious beliefs are not a license to discriminate, nor to make health care decisions for someone else. But our focus right now is on minimizing the damage created by the Hobby Lobby decision.
The world, I'm convinced, is made up of runners. Every morning they suit up, figuratively put on their running shoes and prepare for the big race. Wh...
All in the Family, a sitcom that dealt with contemporary cultural issues like no other show had dared, focused on everyday concerns and their effect on an average middle-class family. In 2014, not much has changed.
The United States is the only developed country in which maternal deaths are rising. We can do better. We must do better. The lives of our mothers and children are depending on it.
President Obama can -- and must -- fix the policy of turning women away in the extreme cases of life-endangering pregnancies or those resulting from rape. Until Congress does the right thing and overturns the harmful law in its entirety, he can take a first step to ensure that U.S. programs are part of the solution, not the problem.
Human sexuality is complex. And porn is a facet of it that still incites ambiguity in me -- I don't have it all figured out.
I catch my reflection in a store window and laugh. Gravity does what gravity does. But I'm still happier now than I ever have been. I'm sorry my younger self didn't know how to celebrate what she had when she had it! But I do now!
My annual excursion is an immersion into a women-centered medical world... with all the love, nurturing and neuroses that suggests. When I walk through those double glass doors, I enter a world of women, and for the most part, we take very good care of each other.