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Womens Self Esteem

I Am 40, Hear Me Roar

Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau

I'm not alone. Middle age has become hijacked by industries capitalizing on and creating our deepest fears -- selling us fast fixes of pills, procedures, Botox and gear.

Five Easy Tips to Inner Beauty

Cristina Carlino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Cristina Carlino

My daughter, not my cosmetics, helped me recapture my timeless and ageless beauty. She brought the beauty back to my life -- inside and out.

Don't Be A Plastic Surgery Nightmare

David Wygant | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Wygant

Life is about accepting who you are from the inside first. Stop trying to always fix yourself. Also, don't fix yourself externally unless you are willing to fix yourself internally first.

Her Future: How Women Can Live Happy Lives

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

Up until the age of twenty-five I was searching for happiness on the outside. I had a bad case of what I call the "when I haves." For example, "When I have that next boyfriend then I'll be happy."

FACE IT: 'Watching Women Age' Goes Prime Time?

Michele Willens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michele Willens

You see, my theory is that the country won't be free from terrorism until every single American has been on at least one reality show. Why else would this hideous trend continue ceaselessly?

In Defense of Wrinkles

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lamond Simone

Men's wrinkled faces are "craggy" and "rugged." Women's are "lined" and "worn." Men get theirs through a lifetime of adventures, while ours come from being old and tired.

To Vajayjay or Not to Vajayjay

Elissa Stein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elissa Stein

Advertisers shape cultural mindsets through carefully crafted campaign messages. When those messages are shrouded in euphemisms, does anyone know what it is we're really talking about?

The Queen of Your Own Life ... Queen Lite

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

Claim your Beauty. We all need to do this. I'll never forget the day I realized that although I was never going to look like Christy Brinkley, Christy Brinkley was never going to look like me either.

My Relationship with Food: A Reflection of Self

Jan Shepherd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jan Shepherd

I used to think that my remarkable ability to add and drop pounds at will was a function of my relationship with food. So I was as surprised as anyone to discover that it actually reflected my relationship with myself.

FACE IT: Time for A New Movement to Lift Spirits, Not Faces

Michele Willens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michele Willens

Slowly, the women began opening up and what started on the surface as an intellectual discussion about career change, unfolded intossues much more rooted in their identities.

What Women Over 50 Need To Know

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

Luckily for Barbara Grufferman, she's pulled it all together in a smart, simple book called The Best of Everything After 50: The Expert's Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money, and More.

Why Women Should Look Forward To Aging | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Publications for women love to make you feel sh**ty about yourself, particularly when it comes to aging as if it were a choice, and women who choose t...

If A Reunion Is Supposed To Be A Celebration, Why Does It Feel Like A Minefield?

Molly Baker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Molly Baker

So many friends from my college circle lived in or around New York City; I was afraid someone was going to use the words "skinny" and "jeans" in the same sentence.

Sick of Feeling Out of Control in 2010? Let it go.

Fawn Germer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Fawn Germer

There is so much in life that is out of our control, yet we feel some urge to manage the unmanageable to achieve the outcome we want.

FACE IT: You Can be Ageless Without Being Sleeveless

Michele Willens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michele Willens

Even those fortunate enough to have arms worth bearing and legs worth touting, need to consider where they are in life and where attractive ends and desperate begins.

Helpful Dad Can Hurt Mom's Self-Esteem | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Dads are helping out with childrearing more and more these days. The result can be both a boon and a letdown for super-moms, whose self-competence can...

Fearless Women

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

Each time a woman shares her truth about her insecurities, questions, doubts, addictions, abuse as well as her feelings of power, it heals another woman.

Friendships Help Women Do Balancing Acts

Jodi Lipper and Cerina Vincent | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jodi Lipper and Cerina Vincent

This charming and sensitive novel is about four women who reunite on the yoga mat ten years after their college graduation, and how their yoga practice and friendships help each of them find balance in their lives.

Don't Hide Your Body, Forget It

Susan Harrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Harrow

Forget about beauty. Be funny. When you can forget yourself you can express your talents and connect with people as the maverick Isabella Rossellini.

Plastic Makes Perfect: Has Cosmetic Surgery Reached a Tipping Point?

Darryle Pollack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darryle Pollack

I don't judge anyone who wants to improve their appearance. I mean, who doesn't? But as a society, I think we've gone far enough with the obsession to make plastic into perfect.

Leave Your Day Job!

Dr. Susan M. Guthrie | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan M. Guthrie

General Electric, Burger King, Microsoft and Hewlett Packard were all founded during severe recessions. Economic pressure forces business to look for ways to operate smarter and leaner.

Taboo? What Taboo!?

Danielle Cavallucci | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Danielle Cavallucci

If you've knocked your partner up, it seems to follow that you might be curious about her 'nether' regions during and after the birth of your child.

How to be a Better Mother in the New Year

Joyce McFadden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joyce McFadden

An occasional reference to our imperfection is one thing; an ongoing commentary is different. You might think that little remarks about weight are harmless, but they add up.

The Dark Side of Designer "Must Haves"

Colleen Perry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Colleen Perry

Please don't get me wrong, I am not out to vilify Sarah Palin or her daughter. They are merely pawns in this game of "women and girls need to look good in order to be accepted."

Everything I Own Fits In a Hefty Trash Bag

Michelle Renee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Renee

As a 17 year-old abused homeless runaway, getting what I needed to survive sometimes meant hurting those that I loved and those that loved me most.