Labor and childbirth follow a fairly routine process that women have been going through since the beginning of time. However, a family seems to have as many choices and decisions to make regarding their birth experience as visiting a local Starbucks to order a coffee
In many parts of the world, being female is seen as a burden, a curse, or a reason for abuse. It is hard to relate to the lives led by millions of women the world over. I have access to education, health-care, and a say in my future….
I have a great deal on my gym membership. It cost me only twelve dollars a month. But, in the year and a half that I have had this membership, how often have I actually used it? ZERO! Yes, that is correct—I have not gone once. My point: no matter how great a deal you obtain on that gym membership or piece of equipment, if you do not actually use it, it is a waste!
Most of us have heard the phrase “wining the hearts and minds” many times over. It is a phrase vital to the mission in Afghanistan; It is easier said than done. This has been repeatedly shown to the United Nations with regards to Haiti. We all know how hard it is to overcome hurts and [...]
A few months’ ago, I talked to you about reducing the chemicals we use in our household cleaning products. I hope I made some of you think about what goes from these bottles on to our surfaces, and ultimately into our bodies and the air. Let’s keep on this train, but extend it to the [...]
Three years ago, I came home from work one day to discover that my life was about to change forever. My husband of six years informed me that he wanted a divorce. I had thought we were planning for children; clearly we had different goals for our marriage! I was completely stripped of everything I [...]
In the past couple of years, two women in my life have proven themselves to be extraordinary in their strength and compassion. My sister-in-law, Joni, is one of them. The other is my friend, Melissa. Both are young women in their twenties who have been devastated by cancer. For Joni, her nightmare began in January [...]
I first heard of Forever Healthy, an allergy and wellness clinic offering an holistic complement to traditional health care, a couple of months ago when my friend told me about the amazing results her loved ones experienced through their treatments: her sister-in-law was treated for seasonal depression and her baby grandnephew was treated for constant [...]
It’s hard to say why one person will have cosmetic surgery done and another won’t consider it, but generally I think people who go for surgery are more aggressive, they are the doers of the world. It’s like makeup. You see some women, who might be greatly improved by wearing makeup, but they’re, I don’t [...]
I have never really been interested in participating in sports. I was in the usual activities in school gym classes and my parents enrolled me in community soccer in the summers, but I never was great at it and I rarely enjoyed being part of a team. In middle and high school I did like [...]