“Women’s Health”

5 Ways to Find Happiness in the Chaos

Some women launch record-breaking social media campaigns. Some volunteer in Haiti. Some raise three children — while they’re launching their own business, finding time to exercise and (even!) meditate. Danica Kombol, CEO of Everywhere Agency, does them all.

Yet at one point in her life, she wasn’t actually “present” for any of them. In my interview with her for Sharecare Radio (listen to the segment here), she shared how she learned that by not being “present” and prioritizing her health (and sanity!), she wasn’t just harming herself, but also her family, relationships and work. As she puts it, “If mama’s not healthy, nobody’s healthy. The entire fabric of your house suffers”. Click here to read more…

 

What I Learned About Being Naked

“Naked is trending and sexy right now,” was the marketing email subject line. No surprise there — from ads featuring barely covered naked celebs to totally naked “dating” reality shows –getting naked gets attention.

I’m feeling naked. But I feel neither trendy nor sexy, and I’d rather not have this attention. I’m wearing a thin blue gown, ballet flats and sitting in a cold waiting room for a biopsy, because “the mammogram showed an abnormality.” Click to Read More…

 

Think Organics Avoid Pesticides? Think Again. Plus, I Interview Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Longevity has been on my mind lately – what I put into my body – and what I do with the time I have (ok …if you’re thinking that’s because I’m getting old[er], keep opinions to yourself).  I definitely pay more attention to what’s on my plate now – so I loved investigating what to avoid, and what we think we’re avoiding, but aren’t.  Plus, Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s  research on longevity is fascinating – did you know his family doesn’t eat meat when they dine at home?

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7 Anti-Aging Skin Secrets

 This Week’s Busy Woman’s Guide: The 7 Best Anti-Aging Secrets

 

“I want to look older”.
Said no one ever (no one over 20, that is).

Six weeks after my daughter was born, I saw them. Lines! Crow’s feet! When did that happen? Of course, I’m proud of the life experiences that brought these lines. But that doesn’t mean I won’t put up a leeeetle bit of a fight to prevent them. Fortunately, we have many options now — from minimal to more involved treatments. Unfortunately, there is also a lot of hype and false claims around skin care products and anti-aging treatments. Read more…

4 Ways to Curb Your Inner Critic

 

“Mediocre.” “Procrastinator.” “Wavering.” This is how my friend described herself — and I was stunned. She is, in fact, successful, beautiful and somehow manages to bake goodies for her family in her free time. Yes, bake! (I am baffled, because I do not understand baking, nor how one finds time). But, on this day the negative self-talk was winning, seemingly steam-rolling all of her successes.

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How to Wear Killer Heels – Without Killing Your Feet

high heels2The higher the heel, the closer to God, I say. My husband (an orthopedic surgeon), on the other hand, says the solution to high heel pain is to not wear them.

I’m keeping my heels. But, I’m considering a new husband.
Okay, maybe not. But as an ER doctor, I’ve treated women with injuries related to their heels – including one who fell after getting her heel caught in cobblestones. A recent study showed that not only are high heels prone to cause foot pain and ankle injuries, they can lead to foot and ankle sprains, fractures and other injuries related to falls. ER visits for high heel-related injuries have doubled since 2002 to an estimated 14,140 injuries in 2012.