I Didn't Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

My news feed has been taken over by friends and family participating in the ALS ice bucket challenge.  I'm impressed by the sheer number of individuals who have stepped up and learned something about ALS, donated, or dumped a bucket of ice water ...more

Please Vaccinate to Protect Yourself and Others

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. I get it. The decision to vaccinate yourself or your child is a contentious subject. Stacy Morrison's post at the beginning of the month (or more specifically the comments it generated) proved that ...more

Take a Deep Breath and Try Out the Free Weights

I've enjoyed working out at home for a while now. I don't have to worry about crowds or what I look like. I don't even have to wear clothes. I did weight training at home with what we had in the house, but I wanted to lift heavier and branch out ...more

Clear Your Mind and Re-Center with These 5 Yoga Poses

School is starting up again, but even if you're not returning to classes, many of us look at the fall as a fresh start. Invite peace and tranquility into your brain and restore your mind with this 5-part yoga practice. ...more

7 Exercises to Do at Home in 7 Minutes

Whether you are looking for a quick workout on a busy day or to add to something you are already doing, such as running or power walking, these 7 moves/stretches can be done in your home or anywhere. The only equipment you need is a yoga or exercise ...more

4 Easy Things You Can Do Today for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian cancer kills more women than any other reproductive cancer, but you probably didn't know that since it doesn't have an Internet meme attached to its fundraising efforts like the ice bucket challenge nor does it have a tween-boy-inspired bumper sticker campaign like "save the tatas" for breast cancer.  But we need to pay more attention to ovarian cancer: according to the Presidental Proclamation on ovarian cancer, 22,000 women will be diagnosed with it this year, and 14,000 will die from the disease. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and there are plenty of proactive things you can do. ...more
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Don’t Read His Post If You Hate Fatphobia, Says Wil Wheaton

I support health at every size. I support doing what you personally have to do to feel good in your skin, and in your body. And if that means weight loss, then it means weight loss—in a healthy way that works for you, not by super-restrictive diets and starvation. So, Wil Wheaton, who recently mentioned that he was working on getting healthier and wanted to share that with his fans, has my full support. I totally think it's great he wants to be healthier. ...more
No one should ever feel they are "pieces of crap" - ever! This goes for the skinny gals (and ...more

Pregnancy: Signs You're Ready To Have Your Baby

The last days of your pregnancy are, how do I say it, AWFUL! They drag on in slow motion while you uncomfortably, well, drag on. You simply cannot wait another day to meet that little bundle of joy that you’ve been dreaming about for nine months. You also can’t sleep, you can’t eat, and you can’t do simple things like put on pants or get into bed without an ass kicking from your sciatica nerve. Nope, you can’t wait to shoot that tiny human out of your baby maker. Here are 12 ways you know that you are really ready to have that baby. ...more

My Dog is an Anti-Depressant

I'd read that owning a pet can improve mood, but it surprised me how quickly adopting our dog Maggie helped alleviate my depression....more

Setting Goals

Happy Monday my friends! ….. Just kidding. It’s Tuesday. And yes….I completely forgot it’s actually Tuesday. Long Weekend Problems.Today, I’m talking about goals. Life goals, fitness goals, pretty much any kind of goal. I’m the type of person who sets a goal, puts her mind to it for about 3 weeks, and then quickly loses motivation because pizza sounds so much better than running....more

Delicious Autumn

Every season has its own particular beauty and, while I enjoy each one in turn, I have always especially loved autumn. There is something about the ever-changing colours of the trees and the fresh crispness of the air that makes me want to take long, slow morning walks and ponder the ever-changing nature of life......more

Sex After Female Genital Mutilation

The female clitoris evolved to provide women pleasure, to make them want to have sex so that they would conceive. But one way to deal with an organ that has no use other than pleasure is to remove it, if a culture fears female sexual fulfillment....more

Hillary Clinton becomes Democratic diet diva with low carb weight loss plan

When you're a woman in politics, your appearance matters.  And while it's not fair, it is a fact that it counts considerably more than a man at the same level....more

Knowledge is power so go get it!

My favorite graduate school professor told me “knowledge is power but people don’t want to pay for that power.” Paying for information doesn’t necessarily mean a monetary exchange, sometimes is a time exchange too. Hearing that statement changed my world and continues to influence how I look at things now. I want to preface this post by saying I don’t want to come across preachy or bossy or whatever adjective you will insert here ....more

Running Playlist: Top 10 September Workout Songs From RunHundred

It’s getting close to marathon season which means long runs are in full effect! You may just find yourself getting tired of your summer playlists. Here are ten new songs to add for September! ...more

Baby Update: 36 Weeks & BIG NEWS!

Oh my gosh you guys, words cannot describe how excited I am that this month is finally here!...more

Awareness, Laughter, and Support - All for a Cure of ALS

Most people have heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  It is a charity effort that has gone viral on the Internet. I was recently tagged for this challenge.  I only swim in heated pools, and a cold shower sounds like torture to me - so I really had to muster up enough courage to participate.  ...more