Fat Shaming and Weight Bias at Your Doctor’s Office

The anecdotes are legion. One time when Abby Carter (not her real name) had to get her gallbladder out, her doctor told her that he made her surgeon wait an extra day even though she hadn’t eaten anything that day. The doctor wanted her to know what it felt like …

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How to Survive the Unspoken Grief that Comes After Miscarriage

“I would have had my baby in one more month, but at four months pregnant, I lost him,” says one mom. “I was feeling fine, but at my regular appointment the doctor couldn’t find a heartbeat. I don’t understand what happened. I’m devastated but I don’t know what to do.” …

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Women Who Cop This Attitude Live Longer!

American philosopher and psychologist William James said, “Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.” It’s a quote that makes sense to most American women. We’re a positive nation on the whole, and believe in having hope for the future. We know that if we can approach each day with an …

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How to Make Meditation Work for You

No doubt you’ve heard about the many benefits of meditation. So far, we’ve discovered that a regular meditation practice can reduce stress, increase focus, improve productivity and creativity, cut your risk for heart attack and stroke, ease chronic pain, improve mood, boost the immune system, and more. You may have …

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How to Sail Through Empty Nest Syndrome

Graduations took place across the country several weeks ago, and now thousands of promising young people are heading off to college or to their first jobs. For most parents, it’s a time of pride, but also of mixed feelings, particularly for moms. Seeing that bedroom suddenly emptied out can do …

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3 Scientifically Backed Reasons Why Women Need Pets

Want to relieve stress, get more active, reduce your risk of heart disease, and enjoy a longer, healthier life? All you have to do is get a pet, according to scientists. They can provide all these health benefits and more. Most women don’t need convincing. According to a FemiNation poll …

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Women Over 50: How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

I’ve heard it said that we don’t need as much sleep as we get older. Some research seems to support the idea. When asked to stay in bed for 16 hours in the dark each day, younger people (18 to 32 years) slept an average of 9 hours, whereas older …

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Friday 5! 5 Body Positive Blogs to Read This Weekend

It’s Friday! The weekend is here and so is your weekly roundup of five new inspiring voices for health! This week we’re sharing 5 Body Positive Blogs you’ve got to check out. Body positivity is a movement which encourages people to take a less punishing view of health and wellness. …

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4 Ways Your Job is Hurting Your Health—and How to Fight Back

Women often view their jobs as their lifelines. Not only is the paycheck critical to our survival, but the daily interpersonal interaction, professional challenges, and potential for growth are central to our mental and emotional well being. It’s no wonder, then, that we spend so much time working. A 2016 …

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Five Unusual Ways to Relieve Stress that Really Work

The American Psychological Association (APA) showed in their last “Stress in America” survey that stress continues to affect us, with overall stress levels increasing from 2014 to 2015, and more people reporting extreme levels of stress. Money and work continue to be the top two sources of stress, affecting more …

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