menstrual leave debate

Menstrual Leave Debate—Keep Kicks to the Nuts Out of the Conversation

A recent article in The Atlantic—Should Paid Menstrual Leave Be a Thing  by Emily Matchar re-sparked the debate about whether women should have the option to take a day or two off for menstrual leave. Many Asian countries (Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and Indonesia) offer menstrual leave benefits. Japan has offered this option to women […]

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The Health Benefits of Potent Lentil Vegetable Soup

          Lentil vegetable soup always reminds me of my Abuela- Grandma Tina. At 91, she doesn’t cook much now, but she is still known as the best cook in the family. Growing up with her lentil soup, a special treat and made with lots of love, never failed to make me feel warm on the inside. […]

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Why Your Sacral Chakra is Important For Confidence

          The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know by Katty Kay and Claire Shippman is a must read for women and men (especially fathers of daughters) of any age. I definitely recommend this engaging book, which highlights compelling scientific research about what contributes to the confidence gap between men and […]

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A Puzzle: Female Hormones

          Hormones carry significant messages and instructions to our internal system. Female hormones play an important role in the quality of a woman’s health. Currently, a lot of focus is on external messages- emails, texts, tweets, posts etc., but are you focusing on the hormonal messages in your body? The optimal mix is a unique puzzle for each special lady. Try to […]

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The Moon and Menstrual Cycles: Keeping In Sync

          One of the perks of growing up in Suffern, New York was spending time at the Suffern High School planetarium. As a young girl I’d stare in awe into the darkness at the stars, planets and moon. The planets reminded me of different types of candy and the constellations appeared as an amazing game […]

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Operation Save Uterus — Day 5 (September 2008)

          A few days into Operation Save Uterus, I felt like I was riding a strong wave of highs and lows. I was energized by the informative suggestions my holistic healer, Arlene Reardon, had emailed to me, and amazed by all the insights in Anti-Cancer A New Way of Life, by David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD. […]

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