spring it on

While I do enjoy the rain and sipping tea by a warm fireplace, at heart, I’m just a spring kind of girl. All it takes is a spring breeze to get me to thinking about lemonade, pink toe nail polish and the beautiful white sands that only exists in places far, far, away. Maybe it’s … More spring it on

Menopause Minute: 3 changes that mean you may be entering menopause

Welcome to Issue No. 3 | #MenopauseMinute In last weeks Menopause Minute I confessed that insomnia, caused by menopause, has been a source of irritation for me: I can’t begin to tell you how many nights I lay awake tossing and turning. I’ve tried counting sheep, counting backwards, deep breathing, relaxation and reading. Nothing worked! … More Menopause Minute: 3 changes that mean you may be entering menopause

At Your Cervix

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Did you know? Each year, more than 11,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer. The human papillomavirus (HPV) causes almost all cases of cervical cancer. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States. While 79 million Americans currently have HPV, many of them … More At Your Cervix

Menopause Minute: 3 ways menopause can happen to you

Welcome to Issue No 1| MenopauseMinute Menopause. Change of life. Whatever you want to call it…it’s a natural part of a woman’s life cycle. Not unlike puberty. In fact, so much like puberty that I’ve coined it “midlife (or second) puberty.” I knew I would some day be in the menopause season, but I thought … More Menopause Minute: 3 ways menopause can happen to you

For your health information: #BeautyMadeBetter

Right now, cosmetics companies can put just about anything in their products – even chemicals associated with cancer and endocrine disruption. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) have introduced a bill that would require cosmetics companies to prove that their products are safe before marketing them and would give the federal Food and … More For your health information: #BeautyMadeBetter

Mental Unwellness Day

Did you know? One in five adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, experiences mental illness in a given year? (National Alliance Mental Health) It doesn’t matter where I am or who I’m talking to “depression” usually finds its way into the conversation. The current state of affairs, discord and day-to-day challenges can leave us feeling empty … More Mental Unwellness Day

Gifts for Seniors

After a certain age it’s easy to assume that the older adults in your life have all they need and want. But the reality is that some 6.4 million older Americans live at or below the federal poverty level of $11,800 a year (AARP). And being a woman, a person of color or a person … More Gifts for Seniors

Discrimination

By P.P. On the foggy summer streets of San Francisco, we good Catholic children of St. Thomas Parish gathered daily to choose teams for our favorite games. “Eeny meeny miney mo, catch a nigger by the toe, if he hollers let him go, 1-2-3-4-5.” Our good Catholic parents watched and smiled. Fifty years later, the memory takes my breath … More Discrimination