Pope Francis's championing of anti-poverty measures is encouraging and much needed. Yet it is hard to see how without improving access to family planning and reproductive health services, women can realize their aspirations for a better life.
There are some easy solutions to solve these new developments that you have developed over the years and no, you do not need to have foot surgery just yet.
It's hard to pinpoint one solution to this problem, but having the government chime in and acknowledge the difficulties that young working mothers are facing would be a good first step.
As we continue to integrate in a world that so often tells us how to feel, how to look, and has a very precise definition of beauty, it is so important for each one of us to check in and see if we agree with these standards. It is time for us to create our own standards. For me, this begins with speaking our truth, loving our bodies and rocking our bellies.
Bopp's decades-long crusade to dismantle campaign reform demonstrates how keenly he and his fellow conservatives understand the importance of the systems of democracy -- and that how we elect our representatives undoubtedly affects who gets elected.
This week, I urge my fellow Americans, especially those in the halls of Congress and statehouses nationwide, to remember all of Dr. King's legacy, and support full access to reproductive health.
Your usual workweek busyness isn't working. And the struggle to "just get to Friday" drains your mental and physical energy. Make a few simple tweaks to your routine that align with Third Metric ideals, and you'll go from tired and stuck to thriving and energized.
If you don't quit smoking, smoking will quit you. The tobacco addiction is hard to overcome but you can change your way and become addicted to life, fresh air, and deep breathing.
If the MDGs are Mount Everest, we're currently sitting on a plateau somewhere halfway up: Progress is as undeniable as it is unprecedented, yet most of the goals remain unfulfilled.
We all know resolutions don't work. Wanting to change however, now that's something that's actually very healthy. We women are masters of change. We're also masters of beating ourselves up daily. Self-improvement is one thing, but self abuse is quite another.
Feeling caged in, stagnant, stuck in a certain place in your life (whether geographically or metaphorically)? Get out. Find different scenery. Change your environment. Transform your state. Smell different air. Tickle your taste buds a different color. Pop in a new soundtrack.
Many OB/GYNs only have admitting privileges at one hospital. Insurance companies increasingly are limiting patients' choice of hospitals. In rural areas, there is often only one hospital. That means more women are at risk of having their medical care decided by bishops, not doctors.
Since the Republican sweep of 2010, state legislatures have produced a flood of anti-abortion legislation. The variety is enormous but behind all of them is the conviction that when a woman has an abortion, she is not operating as a moral agent: She is actually a victim.
Whether we are living or surviving is a reflection of the quality of the relationship that we have with our emotions and the openness and availability of our mind to engage fully in that relationship.
Isn't it our innate human desire to know that our life matters? Don't we all want to be assured that we are living lives of significance and will leave the world a little better than when we found it? Decide on your own measures of success. Own them. And commit to living them today.
Whether you are a leading your own life, or leading others, you must have faith, or intuition, or the ability to tap into that which does not yet exist. Intuition and faith provide the vision that guides us into the unknown, and the ambiguous, with courage.