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Women’s Words To Live By

  What inspires you? Rocking out to music, painting, listening to a podcast, finding quotes on Pinterest, watching a TED Talk, working out, or just being in nature? Who inspires you? Your mom, sister, aunt, friend, teacher, professor, favorite...

Celebrate HER Power, HER Progress

  “What we know matters, but who we are matters more.” - Brené Brown, author and research professor at University of Houston Yesterday was International Women’s Day.  Recognized by the United Nations, this day was observed in the early 1900s to...

Women’s Powerful Hand In History

  Thirty-one years ago, the United States Congress declared March as Women’s History Month. But honestly, it would take much longer than a month to share all the stories of women who’ve impacted history. We don’t need a special month to...

Own The V

  We dedicated February to vaginal health & wellness because it’s a taboo-topic. You don’t have to dress up like a vagina or get a tattoo to prove your commitment to this cause, simply normalize the conversation about vaginal health. Your...

14 V Questions For V-Day

First, thank you to everyone who submitted questions about your V! We complied your questions and had urogynecologist, Dr. Maria Canter, answer them. Dr. Maria Canter is board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery as...

Know Your V From The Outside In

  Ladies, our health matters. Not just while we are pregnant or having a health issue, but all the time. Knowing your body and how it functions is an investment in your health. “Communities and countries and ultimately the world are only as...

Celebrate Your “V” Day

  It’s already hit the stores. That explosion of pink and red, chocolate and stuffed animals, flowers and jewelry—all to celebrate Valentine’s Day (V-Day). Whether you usually celebrate Valentine’s Day with flowers, cards, a romantic dinner or...

The Butterfly Effect

  Your thyroid controls your body’s metabolism—how quickly you burn calories and how fast your heart beats (according to womenshealth.gov). That’s a BIG responsibility for such a small gland. Here are some shocking (but true) stats from Bingham...

How To Hack A Habit

  We love the expression “turning over a new leaf,” (or page, or chapter, or whatever). But change is difficult. And, let’s just say it: it’s not always fun. Before we get started, let’s explain WHY habits are important. Habits help conserve...

What Makes You Feel Beautiful?

Merriam-Webster defines beauty as "the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit." Pop culture often defines beauty in terms of looks--makeup, clothing,...

Why We Aren’t Making New Year’s Goals (yet)

  Happy 2018! The first week of the new year always focuses on a fresh start, setting new goals, and making changes. This year, though, after the hustle and the bustle of the holidays, we aren’t setting goals quite yet. Instead, we’re going to...

This Holiday Season, Have Fun AND Food

  Between the pumpkin spice lattes, pies, holiday drinks, buttery rolls, and extra-delicious food, the holiday season can leave us with more than just joy—it can also leave us with a couple extra pounds. The Good News: We think we gain about 5...

Four Gift Ideas For HER This Year

It could be for your mom, sister, friend, aunt, girlfriend, spouse, cousin— heck it could even be you! —buying gifts is always difficult. And, of course, we’re smack dab in the middle of the holiday season where everyone is exchanging gifts with their...

The “O” Factor

  Ladies, it’s okay. In fact, it’s more than okay. It’s your right to know your body and it’s healthy to talk about health! We whisper about it with our friends behind closed doors. We quickly flip to that page in Cosmo that mentions it, and we...

How To Self-Care This Season

  We all feel the pressure to be perfect at one time or another. Perfect in our careers, in our relationships, in how we dress, act, look, etc. This pressure can be amplified during the holiday season. The pressure to have that “picture-perfect...

The Myth Of Motherhood

  The pressures of life are difficult. The pressures of personifying a perfect, poised mom? Impossible. We live in a world where unfounded information and insults are just a click away. But, thankfully, we also live in a world where access to...

The Skinny On Healthy Skin

  Skin is the LARGEST organ in the human body. Crazy, right? Technically your largest “internal” organ is your liver, and your largest “external” organ is your skin. But your skin is your largest organ in general and it accounts for 15% of your...

Thriving After Surviving

  Breast Cancer Awareness month is celebrated all over the world. Pink ribbons, stories of hope and loss, fundraisers, and the name Susan G. Komen® fill our October. There are articles on early warning signs of breast cancer, tips on how to avoid breast...

Should I Get A Mommy Makeover?

  Pregnancy and childbirth are no easy feat. Carrying a human being takes its toll—physically and emotionally. New moms can be especially overwhelmed. A recent letter, “Dear New Mama: It’s OK To Feel Overwhelmed,” from Huffington Post, talks...

Menopause: suffering in silence is out, reaching out is in!

  The first time you have your menstrual cycle, it's a pretty big deal. After all, it’s a sign you can get pregnant and are becoming a “woman.”  It’s also the beginning of a long relationship with tampons, pads and cramps.  Most schools...

Not Your Mother’s Kegels

  Kegels: that mystical exercise that strengthens something “down there.” But what are Kegels and what are they strengthening? Heck, what part of your southern area even needs help? The short answer: Kegels are exercises for your pelvic floor...

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