I ‘m looking at Grey Lines with Black, Blue and Yellow, a 1923 painting by Georgia O’Keeffe. This painting—the lines delineated to make the throbbing lavender folds look three-dimensional—is one that always makes me cross my legs. Perhaps O’Keeffe...
Breastfeeding my son was deeply empowering—even when I got mastitis Motherhood—and mothers’ voices—should be celebrated every day. But that also means having conversations about the complexities of parenting. In our weekly...
Image via 2ndTruth “I ‘m a runner.”It’s one of those defining lines I use to describe myself—on dating apps, when meeting new people, when talking with friends and family. I think all of us find occasional comfort in definition—there’s a...
Dr. Lasater,I recently saw my primary care doctor for an annual physical and health review. He said that my cholesterol has remained high even though I have carefully followed his earlier recommendations to eat healthier. He is concerned as...
I got a colposcopy after an HPV diagnosis—here’s what that means Six days before my 33rd birthday—the birthday when I had decided to launch a blog dedicated to the magnifique topic...
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Photo Courtesy of Carolina Rodríguez for The Everygirl Summer, it seems, is making me nostalgic. The season of possibility, spontaneity, and play has me spending my days more leisurely, more relaxed, more aware and connected. The season of travel, gatherings,...
By Steve Lasater, M.D. Dear Dr. Lasater,  I’m 50 years old, and my husband and I have been happily married for 25 years. The first 23 or so of those years had been fantastic for us, as we had enjoyed a...
I used to be really proud of how little sleep I needed to function. I would brag about feeling bright-eyed and full of energy on 4 hours of sleep. It was one of my secrets to productivity— that I...
by Shahad Alzaidan Wellness, or the state of being in good health, particularly when actively sought after, has become a popular endeavor. While achieving “wellness” is a noble pursuit, it has been undermined by damaging subliminal messaging with a heavy...

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