When I speak with family caregivers, especially in support groups, they often equate burnout with failure. Never mind the ramifications that burning out can have on a caregiver's health and well-being.
The pressures to achieve material and outward success will come at you from everywhere, and the world will not be generous in leaving you the time to connect with family and friends, to serve others, to fulfill your life in the most important ways. Setting those boundaries and creating that space comes down to you.
Too many people, such as Allison Pearson of The Telegraph and everyone who has remained silent, seems to think that TV presenter Kirstie Allsop had a point when she said women should get pregnant instead of going to university.
The way we now use energy in the world -- burning fossil fuels like coal and oil -- is causing our climate to change in ways that are disproportionately hurting the poorest, many of whom are women and children.
Lately, my decisions have been a bit more daunting -- ah, err... make that... life changing. Like my choice to go ahead at age 45 and try one last time to get pregnant.
I was the poster child of anarchic identity. I didn't know who I was -- SO I was trying to be everything. I was stressed while working really hard on my medical research, I had a fussy infant, but was also trying to be fit, sexy, and a homemaker at the same time. And it wasn't working.
Women often wait longer than men to go the emergency department, which is a mistake. It is important to pay attention to symptoms. A woman who thinks she is having a heart attack should chew a full-strength aspirin and go to an emergency department immediately.
According to the report, 65 percent of women and 25 percent of men reported experiencing at least one type of street harassment in their lifetime, and many more men who identified as LGBT than men who identified as straight reported experiencing it.
I've concluded that I can either sit at home and watch TV feeling sorry for myself or I can get my ass to the gym and feel good about myself.
I remember where I was when NPR reported the news on the radio. I was stunned, pulled out of whatever I had been doing and into a new time, an uncertainty. Something had shifted.
by guest blogger Diana Zuckerman, PhD, president of the National Center for Health Research Q: How is watching shooting stars like taking "pink Via...
We met covertly, knowing that once my dress came off we wouldn't have much time to get the shot of a 6ft tall, 300 lb. woman standing butt naked in Brooklyn, New York without attracting some serious attention.
The film centers around and documents the stories and unscripted experiences of several women and families in New York City, meeting some during pregnancy and journeying with them through initial breastfeeding and the first year
For all the sexual violence that happens in conflicts carried out by combatants or soldiers, it happens even more often in the world's bedrooms or homes.
Socializing is crucial to your well-being, and if eating out with others is your way of socializing, it is in your best interest to find a way to make it work for you. You can eat out, eat healthfully, and manage your weight at the same time, wherever you eat.
What if, together, we can see to it puberty is a wonderful passage into all of the possibilities of adulthood, instead of a life sentence into insecurity, shame and isolation for young women?