#FWOTM: Kiran Gandhi, London Marathon Period Pride Runner

Earlier this year, we asked the question “Are Periods Still Taboo?” to find out if after seven years of sharing Maxim’s product benefits via what some have called bold and in-your-face marketing tactics, have made a difference in how the general public perceives periods. The recent uproar around Donald Trump’s questionable condescending feminine blood related […]

The Twitter Period Movement

Although the Twitter phenomenon that is the #livetweetyourperiod hashtag has circulated for a few months now, this week saw it put to political use in the primaries in the run up to Presidential election. Competing candidate Donald Trump’s fumbling menstruation-inspired insult of Republican debate host Megyn Kelly has him disappearing under a landslide of period-related […]

How I Used Essential Oils to Change my Cycle…and My Life

(CAVEAT: I am NOT a doctor; I cannot diagnose or cure anything. I can only speak to my experiences with essential oils, which also do not cure or heal anything.) So now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk about how I used essential oils to change my menstrual cycle and my life. But […]

#FWOTM: Lorraine Vontista, the feminine goddess Founder of Eagle Rock Juice Co.

Mother Nature, Mother Earth, Gaia, Terra, and Parvati are all metaphoric expressions that represent female icons as the givers and sustainers of life. As women, we literally hold the birthing ground and soil for life in our wombs, making us inherently deserving of such superhuman titles. How often though do we actually take the time […]

5 Things to Do to Make PMS Less Painful

Womanhood comes with many rites of passage and periods are of course one of our favorites! If you ask any woman today if she remembers the first time she started menstruating, she can probably recall the moment in detail. It was a turning point in her life, where she went from being a girl to […]

Chakras, spiritual energy centers, related to healthy menstruation

Special Guest Blog Post by: Lacy Young is a health coach, meditation facilitator and the creator of Campaign for Confidence. Lacy is a former junk food junkie turned green juice aficionado! She believes in the power of veggies and their ability to heal the body, mind and spirit! Lacy believes that you can be healthy […]

Birth Control's Effect on Menstruation

In this exclusive extract from Holly Grigg-Spall’s book, “Sweetening the Pill: Or How We Got Hooked On Hormonal Birth Control” (the inspiration for a documentary project from Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein), the author, who is also our Fierce Woman of the Month, discusses the medical importance of healthy menstruation and reveals how a culture […]

Finding strength in our hormones and emotions

As women, I’m sure a number of us have heard the criticism or at least are aware of the stereotype that we’re more emotional, cry on the job, have mood swings, so on and so forth. And the truth is our female brain is wired differently than the brains of our male counterparts. Our systems […]

The Media's Objectification of Women – Is it Changing?

For years the media has often been blamed for objectifying women, however some studies suggest that the media is not the only culprit in doing so, but also maybe the way in which our brains are wired. New research has shown that upon first look, the human mind processes women as parts, but men as a […]

#FWOTM: Holly Grigg-Spall, Author of Sweetening the Pill

If last month’s Fierce Woman of the Month, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, got to know the work of this month’s Fierce Woman of the Month, Holly Grigg-Spall, we are certain she’d be spearheading the introduction of another similar bill to Congress, like the Robin Danielson Feminine Hygiene Product Safety Act we reported on last month. Bill […]