Summer distractions, empty nest…loss of intimacy?

OK, anyone else having trouble keeping in their groove this summer?

True, I was away from home for a month…
Ahh, yes, Barcelona!  
I just loved Barcelona, my coffee on the balcony in the morning, and wine at night, with the sun setting around 10 pm in the distance.
The lively sounds of music, chatter and camaraderie below… as I thought, “I may just go down and join them“…and sometimes we did but more often my internal chatter would say, “I still have to …

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Re-thinking your cervix: pain, orgasms and more

Olivia Bryant

Today I want to start a conversation on a topic that you won’t often hear about, and that is about connecting more positively with your cervix.
Meet today’s Couch Talk guest, Olivia Bryant
On today’s Couch Talk I interview Olivia Bryant, founder of Self:Cervix, a global project that aims to educate women on how to heal their cervix for more pleasure, deeper orgasms and easier childbirths. To date over 2500 women have taken part in her project.
Prior to starting Self:Cervix Olivia worked as a …

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Fertility and progesterone, a lovely success story

I recently interviewed a 36 year old woman and wanted to share her beautiful story.
It is a story of self-discovery and self-education. It is also the story of the heart-wrenching loss of a newborn, but also, a story of future hope for more children.
Nikki has a 4 year old daughter and a 15 month old son, and they are hoping for another in the future. In between the two she had been pregnant with a baby girl and went into preterm labor …

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Bucketlists and an emotional visit to Lourdes

I’m back from Barcelona!
And wanted to share my trip with you. Highlights? Definitely my pilgrimage to Lourdes, where 10 years ago I prayed for a healthy pregnancy. Then there was speaking about women’s sexual health at the Spanish Antiaging Medical Association conference as well as immersing myself and my daughters into a wonderful holistic educational experience…more on all of this below.
You may have thought I was crazy heading out with two of my girls to live in Barcelona for a month.
Seriously I thought …

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Resilience and beauty: Alpine Rose stem cells and more youthful skin

“La Vie En Rose. It is the French way of saying, ‘I am looking at the world through rose-coloured glasses.”                          – Audrey Hepburn
Will you look at the world with rose-coloured glasses with me?  It’s the same as looking at the world with the glass half full mentality.  It’s a beautiful way to approach life.  My mother used to say that to me all the time.
Focusing on the positives in life …

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Avoid food-poisoning when entertaining outdoors!

As summer starts to sizzle…and you find yourself cooking and eating outside with family and friends, one scary fact could ruin your day.
Did you know bacteria related food poisoning peaks in summer months?
All of those fun BBQ and picnic gatherings can mean food preparation is a little more lax than usual.
I’m sure you’ve seen OTHERS doing things like this (not YOU of course):

Not adequately refrigerating perishable foods (do you have any idea how cold that huge cooler you have full …

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Hover or cover? Public restrooms – should you be concerned?

I travel a good deal and am often confronted with that feeling of dread that most women display when needing to use a public toilet. Ewww!
You enter the restroom, scanning the environment to assess just how dirty it might be. Then you typically pick the stall at the far end thinking it will be more private or less utilized (research confirms this!), push open the door with a grimace on your face, hoping for the best.
Often-times you’ll find an unflushed toilet, used …

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The health benefit of seeing sunrises and sunsets! SLEEP better

Do you get 7-9 hours of sleep each night?
Or do you experience the dread of insomnia…tossing and turning, or falling to sleep only to wake up in the middle of the night…and then staring at the clock until the morning! Total misery, and not only can it make you cranky, but it can impact your overall health.
I hope you caught the recent guest blog here on my website on “the ultimate cure for insomnia”. My friends at Mind Valley Academy wrote the article …

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Using Julva cream if you’ve had breast cancer

So many of you have asked…
My number one intention for all women is to optimize their quality of life, and  to always do so safely taking into consideration their unique medical history and current health status.
Women having had a history of breast cancer need to be particularly diligent about anything – even natural products – that they put in or on their bodies.
I’ve had hundreds of women asking me about the use of Julva® given their history of breast cancer. It is …

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The Ultimate Cure for Insomnia

One of our best anti-aging activities is sleep.
This has been the lifestyle habit that I have had the most difficulty with throughout my life.  I always joked that I am the perfect OB/GYN because sleep is always a bit elusive! It is a working practice of mine to try and get at least 7 hours of sleep per night.
This article shares some excellent points about our sleepless culture and some fine meditative exercises to enhance our experience. The article was written by Mind …

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