Six Ways to Ring in the Spring Equinox

The arrival of Spring is one of the most celebrated occasions around the world, regardless of time and culture. From the sugarcane fields in India to the snow-dusted fields of Vermont, the March vernal equinox is welcomed with open arms as a sign of the new year, a new season, a new beginning. Longer days […]

5 Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day, Any Day

BE BOLD FOR CHANGE. That’s the motto for this year’s International Women’s Day and we’ve figured out five beautiful ways to help women, around the world and close to home, any day and every day. 1. Donate Your Used Clothes & Fund a Girl’s Education Simultaneously get rid of some of your winter clothing in […]

How Planned Parenthood Saved My Life

Seventeen… what isn’t magical at 17? The world is your oyster, your body is in peak physical condition, your brain is absorbing information exponentially, your hormones are in full flush, causing your loins to tingle multiple times a day; and if you were me, you were in love. It was my first love and to […]

The Women’s March on Washington: A Fight for the Marginalized

As Donald Trump struts towards inauguration, a million or more women will gather in D.C. the day after, to mark his first day of presidency in protest and state to his cabinet and the world, that women’s rights are human rights. That is the moral of The Women’s March on Washington, a protest that has […]

10 Environmental New Years Resolutions

As 2017 stretches before us, we urge you to consider your commitment to the environmental new years resolutions – to protecting ecosystems from human waste, to sharing resources with your neighbors, to living a more mindful lifestyle. Our planet has been consumed past the point of sustainability;¬†environmental stewardship has fallen to the wayside. Even with […]

Discovering what it means to be Feminine in 2017

I have to be honest with you…I’ve been sweating over writing this piece. Setting an intention for our brand in the new year while reflecting on the past year is the post I most look forward to writing all year. This year was a little bit more difficult for me than other years though. I […]

Five Ways Holiday Season Giving Can Benefit Women in Need

Each year, Maxim Hygiene celebrates a handful of Fierce Women who are making the world a better place. We believe that at the heart of every community lies women and when their needs are met, society can take larger strides. This year we have featured high school students organizing supply drives for homeless women to […]

The A to Z of Complementary Alternative Medicine: From Acupuncture to Reflexology

Michael Phelps’ derrier can arguably be credited for cupping‘s recent rise to fame during the Rio Olympics, but the benefits of acupuncture, meditation, and other complementary alternative medicine (CAM) therapies have long and quietly been extolled as an integral missing piece of medicine. In the recent decade, alternative therapies including homeopathy and reflexology have started […]

#FWOTM: NY State Assemblywoman Linda B Rosenthal Pushes the Bill on Women’s Health

From eliminating the Tampon Tax to a bill that supplies young girls and women with free sanitary napkins in public schools, jails and homeless shelters, New York state has made major progress in reducing the gender bias women face on a systemic level. Leading efforts to change policy from the ground up is our Fierce […]

#FWOTM: Aanchal Bhatia, Empowering Patients to Take Control of their Own Healthcare

Every month we feature a woman who is changing the world for the better and inspiring others to discover and develop the best within themselves. September’s Fierce Woman, Aanchal Bhatia, is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and patient advocate, whose new book teaches people how to become the CEO of their own health and use conscious living […]