When I was a young girl, I played with Barbie dolls. I had a whole collection of them; about 20 or so of all of these different forms of beautiful, blonde and skinny-curvy Barbies. I read the fairy tales of beautiful princesses being rescued by handsome wealthy powerful princes and was essentially brainwashed into believing that somehow my body, my hair and my eyes weren't good enough. I grew up believing that I needed to be taller, I needed to be skinny...and that somehow God didn't know that I was supposed to have straight hair!
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The recent Susan G. Komen/Planned Parenthood debacle was a high-profile example of how women's health can fall prey to politics. Considering this is an election year, we can expect reproductive rights rhetoric to heat up on both sides.
For those of you not in the know, today, Feb. 4, is World Cancer Day. And to raise awareness, we're hoping everyone not only undergoes regular cancer screenings but touches themselves. And no, we're not talking about that kind of touching yourself. Let us explain.
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The Journal of Marriage and Family recently conducted a study which found that there are few advantages for married couples as far as psychological well-being, health or social ties, compared with unmarried couples living together. The study shows that while there are great benefits to marriage and cohabitation over the single life, these benefits weaken as couples depart the "honeymoon period."
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Since her split from Ashton kutcher was announced back in November, Demi Moore hasn't been able to make one public appearance without her weight taking center stage. She's been shrinking before our eyes, growing increasingly bony and frail, and we've been afraid that it was a sign of trouble ahead.
What Little Box Are You Living In? Have you ever noticed that we have a tendency to put people in little boxes, as if that is all there is to them? These are the labels that we quickly spout off when someone asks us something like, “What is Susan like?” More a label than a description, these boxes are a one dimensional view of a person, as if that were our nature. It reminds me of a old song by Malvina Reynolds.. Little boxes on the hillside, Little boxes made of ticky tacky, Little boxes on the hillside,
I love working with people who are frustrated with dieting, and ready to be healthy. One of the questions I hear a LOT from these clients in the beginning is: “So, if I want to eat healthy, does that mean that I can NEVER eat (favorite unhealthy food) ever again?” Or…. “I would love to try a plant-based diet, but I could NEVER give up my burgers”. There is a lot of energy around NEVER.
Most often, we think of heartbreak as a certain sense of sadness and longing when a relationship ends that can only be stifled with pints of Ben & Jerry's and the constant reassurance from close friends that, "You're better off, honey." But new research has shown that heartbreak is a real occurrence, especially after the loss of a loved one. And it can literally kill you.
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes decades of time together strewn with a minefield of potential relationship wreckers. It's a wonder that anyone ends up walking off into the sunset, hand-in-wrinkled-hand, with a silver-haired mate. What do those geriatric lovebirds know that you don't? Each decade will have its own drama, be it child-rearing, layoffs, second careers, and middle-aged angst, along with a big helping of the in-sickness-and-in-health stuff. Here's how to have a healthy relationship every step of the way.
Making resolutions as a couple can help you stick to your promises, and can also strengthen your relationship. This list of resolutions-for-two will help you ring the New Year in right, and keep your relationship rockin' in 2012.
A survey that came out yesterday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presents some haunting statistics about rape, stalking and domestic violence. Over the course of a year, more than 12 million men and women are victims of these crimes, usually committed by an intimate partner, and more than 1 million women report being raped each year.
Few things in life are more satisfying and healthy than a loving, romantic relationship. Few things are more challenging though. Especially in the stressful, heavily mediated world we live in, being sincere and pure is exceedingly difficult. Here are a few tips for how to strengthen your relationship and live a healthy life with your romantic partner:
Some of you may remember my issues with the birth control pill, Yaz. After surviving a pulmonary embolism, I can now consider myself relatively healthy although doctors are not sure if I will have more complications in the future. Even though I've been off my medication for two and a half years, I am still dealing with what happened every day.