In the U.S., women are held to a thin-ideal or an ideal of body perfection. Not only are women encouraged to be thin, but they have to be thin with curves (i.e., control your weight and change your body structure too!!). Women are bombarded by messages of this perfect and thin-ideal.
March 8 is International Women's Day, so it's time to check in on where the good old U.S. of A. stands in relation to the rest of the world when it comes to gender equality. Spoiler alert: We're not number one.
Let's face it, women today are tired. Done. Cooked. Fried. I coach busy women, and this is what they tell me all the time: "I spent years getting e...
Beginning on 7 February and continuing throughout the year, activists are RISING to end violence against women and girls, and calling for a radical shift in consciousness to end the global epidemic of abuse that one in three women face worldwide.
Like millions of other women, my mother could not have known where her anything-but-simple choice would lead her. I'm just grateful it led her to me.
Even decades after these studies, information on HT is seriously muddied, and not much is still fully known or understood about the treatment. It's time to clear up the confusion and debunk the false reports surrounding its risks.
This legislation not only attacks women's rights, but it discriminates against people with low income and impedes other healthcare services as well.
I received my Valentine's Day gift in Guatemala City from an elderly woman living in a nursing home in Guatemala City. Her name is Florencia, and the gift she gave me was a very special love at first sight!
Today, I watched my father walk down the slippery porch steps in front of my mother and brush the cold snow from the railing with his bare hand so she...
Somalia is one of the worst places in the world to be a woman, especially a pregnant woman. According to recent statistics, one in 18 Somali women die from complications of pregnancy or childbirth -- one of the highest lifetime risks of maternal death in the world.
Throughout the years I struggled with food, battled my weight, and hated my body, books became my lifeline. I devoured anything related to helping me not feel like a crazy person around food. Books can be such a great tool to help you on your journey.
February is American Heart Month, a whole 28 days devoted to raising awareness about heart disease. But did you know that until about 13 years ago, cardiovascular disease was defined as a man's disease?
Have you given up on your New Year's resolutions yet? You will not be alone. Should you be one of the many who decided to get fit this year and are already making excuses as to why you cannot go to the gym, I have the perfect solution-- belly dancing.
All people are valuable and have something to offer. What they need is the opportunity and the encouragement. Planned Parenthood provides sexual and reproductive healthcare, education, information, and outreach to more than five million women, men, and adolescents worldwide each year.
But if no one wants to put a child at risk, and the majority of Americans don't believe in a government vaccination conspiracy theory, then why are adult vaccination rates still so low?
When you think in terms of lack, you make decisions from a negative place. These decisions bring more lack.