Who is Robin Danielson? 5 reasons why you should know

Robin Danielson died in 1998 at the age of 44 after contracting Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) from the use of a conventional brand of tampons. Today many women feel like TSS is something that they no longer need to worry about and believe that tampons are now much improved. While it’s true that the particular product […]

Can you feed the love tonight? Healthy Valentine’s Day Foods

Valentine’s Day is a holiday that is often filled with candy, chocolates and sinful eating. If one of your New Years resolutions was to eat better, do a detox, or perhaps workout more, then you might want to stop and reconsider if you really want to blow all of your hard efforts just for one day […]

The Health Benefits of Tea

As we get in to the depths of Winter and temperatures continue to drop, the body becomes weaker and more susceptible to illness. If you are like most people, you probably wait until your body gives in and you fall ill, and then you make a dash to the nearest drugstore to buy medicine. However, what […]

FWOTM: Dr. Elina Berglund and a revolutionary birth control method

Our current society is no stranger to synthetic drugs, chemicals and hormones. A prime example of this is The Pill, which injects hormones into a woman’s body to help prevent pregnancy. These hormones induce side effects like nausea, weight gain, and mood changes. Maxim Hygiene’s January Fierce Woman of the month, Dr. Elina Berglund, a […]

Reconnect with your Inner Zen

Modern society demands that we lead busy lives and stay connected 24/7 with the outside world via our phones, laptops, and tablets. Technology has become so much a part of our existence that many people have been known to claim that their phones are like extensions of themselves, and that without them they feel lost. […]

Post-Holiday Detox

The New Year represents an opportunity to start fresh and rid your body and mind of anything toxic that was in your life during the past year. By now you’ve probably made your New Year’s Resolutions and promised yourself to kick-start 2015 in a healthier manner, so what better way to do so than with […]

Your Menstrual Cycle and the Moon

Today’s society is very contradictory when it comes to women and their health. On one hand, you are constantly told to go to the doctor, get your breasts checked, and take your vitamins. On the other hand, you are expected to be able to juggle work, family and friends all at the same time, virtually […]

Self-Care for National Women's Health Week

National Women’s Health Week is one of those observances that may induce a “who cares” from many of us. But if you think about it, it’s pretty cool that a government entity, the United States Office of Women’s Health, dedicates a week each year to encourage and remind women to make a health a priority. As fierce […]

Fierce Woman of the Month: Heather Von St. James, Cancer Survivor, Advocate and Mom

Mesothelioma. Just what exactly is that, you ask? I didn’t know either until I learned about Heather Von St. James, our April “Fierce Woman.” I only knew of it from ads for cheap legal services on TV or at the bus stop. Well, mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer connected to asbestos exposure. It seems like a […]

Viva La Vida: Frida Kahlo, Fierce Woman

Last weekend, I checked something off my bucket list that I’ve been wanting to do for (at least) six years: visit La Casa Azul, Frida Kahlo’s home, now a museum. I was excited to be there particularly because it’s Women’s History Month and I am interested in the ways women tell their stories. Frida shared […]