When everything around you goes as planned, it’s easy to think you’ve got this whole “life thing” figured out. It only takes one curveball to shatter the illusion that despite our best efforts, none of us are truly in control of our lives. We all handle uncertainty differentl...
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Even for women in the best relationships, Valentine's Day can feel like a lot of pressure. It feels like the expectation for the whole holiday revolves around the perfect date night.    That's why this year, we're choosing to focus on Galentine's Day instead.  ...
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  The new year allows us to pause and consider what we want to change in our lives. For many women, the need for self-care is a top priority. As women, we are good at taking care of others and forgetting about our own needs.   A quick Google search for "self-care" will p...
  “If I had kept the baby, I would be holding her in my arms right now. Enjoying her first Christmas.”   No one knew Ruby had an abortion except her boyfriend Jack. Immediately after the procedure, Ruby felt a period of relief. It had resolved the anxiety she felt over...
  The holidays feel so romantic. Who doesn’t love tinsel and twinkling lights, hot cocoa, warm blankets, and countless Christmas movies?   This year, maybe you’ve been watching those sweet, sappy Hallmark movies and wishing that your life was more like a holiday romanc...
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Is there a mental health risk for the nearly 827,000 women who have an abortion in the U.S. each year?   Previous research could not conclude a definitive link between an abortion and a woman's mental health; however, those findings are now being challenged. A new study shows that wom...
There are a lot of reasons a woman may fear a possible unplanned pregnancy.  Maybe she had unplanned sex, or she was sexually assaulted. Maybe she and her partner got caught up in the moment and didn’t use protection—or their protection failed—and she feels like being pregnant...
I was sitting on a park bench one day, enjoy the warm sunshine on my face when I thought, “I can’t remember when I had my last period.”  Here’s the thing: As a married, twenty-something woman, I was supposed to be stoked about the possibility of being pregnant, right?...
By Suzanne Allert, Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP)   I work with a lot of women, and I’ve noticed how quickly many of them are to take care of everyone else but not themselves. Does that sound like you?   As a certified nurse practitioner who is also a wife and mom, I ...
Today’s culture idolizes sexual pleasure while simultaneously debasing its unifying power in relationships. This casual approach to sex has left a trail of emotional wounds and physical consequences. We believe when women receive accurate information and healthier alternatives, they are c...
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