I signed up for this surgery because of my mom. Her too-soon death from breast cancer silenced her, but it wasn't going to silence me. This day I was staring into the untamed maw of the disease and finally talking back -- for me, for my husband and for my children.
It is our body's wisdom that knows the true value of what it is we need. Embracing Soulful Eating is about throwing the fads, the numbers and the food obsession out the window. Your inner guidance knows what you need far beyond anything else you've tried.
If you are alone and feel strange about it, pick yourself up and read this with an open mind. You are not alone because you are unlovable; thats just your mind playing tricks on you. In fact, loneliness is a good thing for our growth as women.
Every October when Breast Cancer Awareness Month takes hold, I see a massive disconnect from what breast cancer can do to a life, and the public campaigns of everything hot pink from scarves to cars, along with the new trend of stringing bras across large expanses.
What would happen if every country decriminalized prostitution? Not just the few that have already disastrously done so, but what if every government legitimized pimps and brothel owners and failed to hold men accountable for purchasing human beings for sex?
You are not your dress size. Let me make this perfectly clear, because we live in a world where girls are treated as a set of numbers, as something to box up in a pretty package and sit on a shelf to collect dust with the other shiny, tragic things.
So how do you start shrinking that waistline without depriving yourself, messing up your metabolism with crash diets, and ending up regaining all the weight you've lost?
Around the world, far too many girls learn about menstruation on the day their period starts. It may seem shocking or absurd that this happens, but many girls aren't educated about sexual and reproductive health. Their families, communities and schools have failed them.
Pinktober is wasteful, and it's a distraction. Much of the crap I will be socially guilted into purchasing will never "profit" people directly affected by cancer. I will have more unwanted pink stuff, and people I love will still have cancer.
From the second my fiancé slid a ring on my finger on Christmas Day three years ago, I wondered if it was fair to him for me to say yes. My doubt had nothing to do with whether I loved him; I was certain I did. I wondered if the autoimmune disease that damaged nearly every organ and joint in my body made me too much of financial and emotional burden to be anyone's bride.
According to the CDC, approximately 10 percent of women between the ages of 15-44 have, shall we say, less than optimal fertility levels. Before trying to conceive, many of these women know that something's up just by noticing that their menstrual cycle isn't as consistent as it should be.
The time right after diagnosis, and as you begin your course of treatment can be a difficult one. During this time it is essential to let friends and family help you. This is the time that you need their support and their help with tasks.
Years ago I stumbled across a book called Psycho-Cybernetics written by a plastic surgeon named Maxwell Maltz. Women and men would come into his offic...
We need to follow what's on the inside instead -- that calling, that yearning that I know you feel sometimes to do what it is you want to do. Get the picture and focus on that; the rest will fall into place. Have faith.
It's not inherently dangerous to debate Planned Parenthood's right to exist and receive public funding, but it is dangerous to continue to debate women's right to healthcare as opposed to their actual access to it.
A survey of elementary teachers showed that over 80 percent of teachers encouraged students to hold their urine. In middle school and high school, there are very short breaks between classes, and many students end up holding their urine all day long.