Looking Ahead With Lauren: Get Skin Ready for Winter

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I know that we just made it into fall. But we all know that’s just the precursor to winter and the cold weather that it brings. This is a amazing time of year. The sky starts sparkling, leaves begins to fall and the holidays are near. However, cold weather can wreak havoc on your skin. […]

How To Master The Art Of Hormone Maintenance

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If you’ve come to the realization that your hormones are out of whack, don’t freak out. There’s a lot you need to do for hormone maintenance — I prefer “maintenance” to “balance” — before you consider hormone replacement. The very first step to keep in mind through this process is that there isn’t one single […]

Cold Shower? Seriously?

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I absolutely ADORE this picture! This is how I first felt when it was suggested I try cold showers in the morning. First of all I’m a predominately Vata dosha physically. That means I’m naturally cold, light, airy and dry if I don’t keep myself in balance. So the thought of stepping into a cold […]

Nobody Likes a ‘Fat-Talker,’ Study Shows

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Women who engage in “fat talk” — the self-disparaging remarks girls and women make in relation to eating, exercise or their bodies — are less liked by their peers, a new study from the University of Notre Dame finds. Led by Alexandra Corning, research associate professor of psychology and director of Notre Dame’s Body Image […]

Celebrating Mother’s Day as a Stepmom

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It’s a new generation, and blended families are the new norm. This realization struck me yesterday, when my stepdaughter, a third-grader, relayed the details of her day at school. Preparing for the upcoming Mother’s Day celebration, her teacher passed out construction paper, scissors and crayons, instructing the children to create an invitation for their mothers […]

Talking About Being Old Is Important Indicator of Body Dissatisfaction

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Similar to talking about being fat, talking about being old is an important an indicator of body dissatisfaction, shows research in BioMed Central’s open access journal Journal of Eating Disorders. Body dissatisfaction is known to be correlated with, and predictive of, physical and mental health problems including binge eating, emotional eating, stress, low self-esteem, depression, […]

Women’s Body Talk: Perception Stronger Than Reality?

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How women think their friends feel about their bodies influences their own body concerns, according to a new study by Dr. Louise Wasylkiw and Molly Williamson from Mount Alison University in Canada. Their work, which examines the role of friends in young women’s body concerns, is published online in Springer’s journal Sex Roles. Research shows […]

The Magic of Midlife – Body Balance for Women in their Prime!

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As women, we are pressured to keep our figures intact and the world around us supports our desire to be thin and svelte. At the same time, we are watching our bodies change – most of which is beyond our control. Midlife hormonal changes take precedent to our old ways of eating what we want […]

Women Don’t Shit or Pee or Fart or Burp!

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These are the true stories…of a young woman…who decided to record her experiences…to inspire people to stop being polite…and start getting real…about pooping. We are marvelous freaks of nature whom God made unsoiled. Men are the gross ones, who piss, poop, burp, fart. Untainted, we smell like lavender, are effortlessly sexy and poised. Or, at […]

10 Ways to Unleash Your Inner Superwoman – I ‘d Rather Be A Spirited Woman!

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Let’s face it ladies…there are more demands on us now then at any other time in history. Working. Going to school. Being mom of the year. Having a relationship. Looking good. Staying healthy. Being conscious. And trying not to ruin the planet while we are at it. Quite frankly being a Superwoman can be quite […]