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Womens Self Care

5 Ways to Take Care of Yourself This Holiday Season

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

The good news is that the holiday season doesn't have to be so stressful and draining. With a few little changes, it is possible to turn your exhausting holiday experience into one filled with joy and cheer -- it just all boils down to how you take care of you. Here are five ways to do that...

It's Okay to Be Angry

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

I'd talk myself out of my own feelings because they seemed so out of place to where everyone else was. So I'd simply go along with it and only express my frustrations vaguely to a few select people in fear that my irritation was somehow "wrong."

The Secret to Being Happy In Any Relationship

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 11.11.2014 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

I was a total chameleon in my relationships. If someone else liked something, I liked it. Anything they believed, I believed. Any interest they had, I would take up myself.

Self-Care in the Time of Chaos

Tamara Star | Posted 10.31.2014 | Women
Tamara Star

Those tiny quiet moments we used to enjoy at stop lights, commuting on trains, and waiting for appointments are gone and now replaced with quick glimpses of emails, text and social media.

Recipe for a Soulistic Life

Allison Dailey | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Dailey

We can't please everyone and we shouldn't even try. We don't have to attend every birthday party, baby shower, work event and argument we're invited to. Write down eight ways to say no, and keep the list handy. Saying no helps maintain focus and do what you really feel called to.

Why Being an 'Independent' Woman No Longer Serves Us Ladies

Heather Strang | Posted 12.14.2014 | Women
Heather Strang

It's an exciting time to be a woman. A time to share freely our gifts with those we love and the world at large, a time to delight and radiate our natural beauty, a time to love with the fullness of our hearts while staying deeply connected to the core of who-we-really-are.

When I Took Off My Rose-Colored Glasses

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

I learned a lot from having a rose beside me all week. I made time to see the good in life. I remembered that I have thorns and to use them when needed. And I told myself again and again that it is my job to stand tall in the light.

An Interview With Alanis Morissette: When I Take Care of Myself, There's Always Inspiration

Omega Institute | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

Alanis Morissette shares how she remains creative after more than 20 years writing award-winning music.

Jennifer Louden Teaches Women to Live Mindfully

BJ Gallagher | Posted 05.05.2014 | Women
BJ Gallagher

Self-care is such a challenge for so many women -- we are so busy taking care of others that we neglect ourselves. Jennifer Louden is an expert on self-care and she's helped millions of women with her books and workshops. She understands women and why we don't always act in our own self-interest.

Dropping Out Of The Cult Of Busy

Mary Beth Maziarz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Beth Maziarz

I made a sign for the craft studio that says "I can do ANYTHING, but I can not do EVERYTHING. Especially at once." So I'm going to take my own advice.

Peggy Nolan: The Frazzled Woman's Guide to Self-Care

Peggy Nolan | Posted 10.12.2013 | Women
Peggy Nolan

I didn't think I was important enough to be on my own priority list. Most of the time, I was waiting for life to give me an engraved invitation to participate... until I learned that no invitation was ever necessary.

Saving My Sanity Through Self-Care

Kristen Levithan | Posted 05.27.2013 | Women
Kristen Levithan

A small pot of moisturizing cream changed my life. Allow me to explain.

How to be a Grown-up Girl

Christina Pesoli | Posted 04.23.2013 | Women
Christina Pesoli

When a girl is little it's OK for her to have her own dreams -- and it's fine for her to dream big. She can pretend to be a princess and reign over an entire land, or announce that she wants to be an Academy Award-winning actress or declare that she is going to be the next President.

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.

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.

Unhappiness and Women - Isn't It Subjective?

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Marcus Buckingham and Dr. Phil give out excellent advice, they do. But their advice is male-oriented. Good, excellent, top of the line, but still coming from a man's perspective.

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.

Is Lack of Sleep A Women's Health Crisis?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

"Women's lack of sleep has become a societal crisis bordering on a national health epidemic."