For too long, women have been pretending our periods are some kind of hideous beast that arrives to ruin our lives every month. It's time to stop shaming our bodies. That includes its functions, its needs and all its miraculous cycles -- including our periods.
It's not surprising that May signifies both the official kickoff to summer and Skin Cancer Awareness month. It's a great reminder to protect your skin...
We are at a turning point, the end of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the adoption of a new agenda to end extreme poverty by 2030. The new global goals will be approved in September at the United Nations.
Absolutely no one told me what I needed to hear, which was, "It's okay to end this pregnancy, and it's also okay to grieve it."
They say moving is one of life's greatest stressors -- right up there with death and divorce. I'd like to see the stats on moving as a cause of deat...
By making sure that women and girls have access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, we can tackle maternal and child mortality.
We know from previous disasters in low-income countries such as Nepal that help will be slower to reach rural areas. We fear, with two earthquakes in relatively quick succession, the worst is yet to come for many poor people living in remote villages.
I want to be a mom, but I shouldn't have to risk sacrificing my career, health and financial stability to do so.
The past year has stretched me, pulled me, and challenged me more than I ever thought possible, but today I am more grounded, vibrant, connected and authentic than ever before with the unshakeable confidence to match, and I teach my clients to do the same. This is shining from the inside out.
We decided to conduct an experiment where he would plant a very bold Hollywood-style kiss on me when he arrived home for dinner. This dramatic entrance kick-started the trajectory and was silly enough to throw me off my typical rejection response.
As a three‐time marathoner, I've logged a lot of miles. While I can't say every mile was enjoyable, I love running because it has so many rewards. Of course some benefits are more obvious than others. I love to run because it helps me sleep better.
PTSD is commonly thought of as something that affects soldiers once they return home from war. The public all too often only sees stories in the media of military veterans returning from overseas and the vast majority of these stories and images feature male soldiers, but women experience PTSD just as often.
Ultimately, fitness has less to do with how you look and more about how you feel, and what your body can do. It's all about working toward being the healthiest you can be. If aspiring toward a "beach body" helps you get there, that's fine. But don't get discouraged if you don't achieve it; being "ripped" is not the end-all, be-all of health.
A recent research study indicates that for women with the most severe symptoms, maternal depression and anxiety often begin during pregnancy not just after giving birth. Yet despite this staggering statistic, 70 to 80 percent of these women never receive treatment, because they are never properly identified and diagnosed.
The long-held belief is that only smokers get lung cancer and that getting sick is just a consequence of that choice. Not true. Two-thirds of new cases are in women who quit many years or never smoked.