Posts in Women's Health
Breastfeeding Isn’t as Easy as Some Make it Look

As a woman who always expected that I would breastfeed my child, I now see that there are so many nuances that come along with breastfeeding. It is not all about what I want. I have another player on the team. My son. What we do is not based solely on what I want or solely on what he wants. It is a dance between the two of us. It is where both of our energies meet.

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Women Speak Out About What's Gone Wrong with the United States Birthing System

Because so many women don’t have an image of what a natural, empowered birth looks like, there is a lot of fear surrounding the act giving birth. Accordingly, the majority of women give their inner authority over to doctors in their birth process. They trust the doctors more than themselves. The problem with this is that many women aren’t aware that the majority of her doctor's medical decisions are being made today for monetary and legal reasons, and not necessarily for the good of her and her baby.

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Attention Women: Being a “Good Girl” Comes with Risks

What happens when a woman doesn’t use her voice to express herself fully? I have been thinking a lot about this question lately, and have been struggling with using my own voice in a way that feels aligned with the bigger picture that I feel inside of me.

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Postpartum Sexuality – How to Get Your Sexy Back

Over the last year, Ellen Heed has been working on a project to determine how best to help women “get their sexy” back after childbirth. She has been collaborating with Jaiya, world-renowned sex educator and a fellow sexological bodyworker. The two women have worked both hands-on and in interview format with 25 women who have shared their birth stories, sexual and psychological histories, stories of physical trauma during the birth of their children, and the effects of scar tissue on their sexual lives. “We have found that when a woman sustains an injury during childbirth, due to a tear, an episiotomy, or C-section, working physically with the scars is the fastest route to getting physically comfortable with sex again,” explained Ellen in an interview with me.

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Get Your "S Factor" On, Ladies

Building confidence is one of the main takeaways for women who venture into the S Factor experience. Even Hollywood stars from Teri Hatcher to Kate Hudson say it has increased their confidence. “S Factor is about Empowerment … it’s about finding this place of comfort and confidence in your own body,” Teri Hatcher said in a testimonial for S Factor.

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Girls on the Wall: The Power of a Girl’s Story

“When the girls tell their stories it becomes so clear why they are locked up. It usually starts from a trauma they have experienced causing them to be angry and depressed, which causes them to drop out of school, do drugs, join gangs, and eventually become incarcerated. It’s a pretty clear cycle,” says Meade.

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Meade Palidofsky is Goddess of the Week!

For more than 30 years, Meade Palidofsky has been helping young people find their voice and tell their stories their performance art. In 1990, she started working in prisons. She says that was a real turning point because she felt like she met the population that she was meant to work with. Since that time, she has helped hundreds of incarcerated youth heal from past traumas and pave the way for a brighter future. I learned about her incredible work through the powerful documentary, "Girls on the Wall."

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The Difference Between Curing vs. Healing

As I laid there in the hospital bed for what seemed like endless hours, I came to realize that whatever was going on with me went much deeper than the symptoms I was experiencing on the surface. It wasn’t just my physical body that needed to be cured, but my mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies were asking to be healed. Thus, the healing work began.

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Sonia Choquette is Goddess of the Week!

For more than 30 years, Sonia Choquette has been sharing with the world her wisdom and experience with six-sensory perception. Even when others thought she was a "kook" and a "deviant," she pressed on. She never let others' judgments prevent her from sharing what she knew to be true. Today, she is a world-renowned author, storyteller, healer, intuitive guide and spiritual teacher.

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Kudos to Jamie Oliver for Leading the American Food Revolution

Jamie Oliver, chef, foodie author and television personality, is now on a mission to change the way America eats. After airing a four-hour television series in the UK aimed at improving school lunches, he got the British government to allocate one billion dollars to revitalize the British school lunch system.

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Michelle Obama is Goddess of the Week

I have chosen Michelle Obama as Goddess of the Week because she is working BIG TIME on helping America raise a healthier generation of kids, and in effect improving the overall health of our country.

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Dr. Christiane Northrup is Goddess of the Week!

Christiane Northrup is healing women around the world. While trained traditionally at Dartmouth Medical School and Tufts New England Medical Center, Christiane found the courage to speak up and voice the knowledge that was coming to her through her intuitive wisdom.

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Fearless Women

What I have come to discover is that each time a woman shares her truth about her insecurities, questions, doubts, addictions, abuse, etc. -- and as well shares the truth about her joys, ecstasies, discoveries, mystical experiences, spiritual beliefs, and feelings of power – it heals another woman.

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When Calling a Woman “Skinny” Isn’t a Compliment Anymore

While it is wonderful to hear someone say, “You look great!” – talking about the overall essence of a person -- I think it is out of place to greet a woman with the first comment being about her weight.

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Healthcare: It's a You-and-Me World

As we continue in this health care debate, I wonder if it is possible to shift the very basis of the way we think – from one where we compete and fight for what seem like “scarce” resources, to one where we realize that there actually are enough resources and that we just need to look at how we allocate them so we can help one another.

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Sacred Gift-Giving

There is a new trend happening all around us as I am sure you are aware called Green Gift Giving. “Have a Green Christmas!” “Go Green Christmas!” “Give Great Green Gifts!” and other green slogans are permeating our tv commercials, magazine ads, newspaper circulars, and store window displays. But what does all of this actually mean? Is giving a green gift better than giving a gift that is not green?

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