Body & Soul
Do you have sleep apnea? A lot of 50+ age women do, but don’t know it. It could be why you feel so tired most mornings or crave a mid-day nap. It can also make other health conditions worse, if not treated. It’s one of those conditions that have to be diagnosed by remote monitoring – either spending a night at a sleep lab or using a portable monitor at home. Your heart rate, oxygen
You know, they say that as we women age, we tend to hit our prime. Yep, that’s right… hitting fifty is like getting the winning ticket to regain your youth. No, sex won’t make you younger, but it sure keeps your heart ticking. Some of us assume that when we hit our prime at fifty and sex becomes a large part of our life again, that it is strictly between a man and woman. This
“Body Positivity” has been a buzzword over the past few years, but many people still aren’t quite sure what it means. Boiled down, it’s a form of physical self-love. For baby boomers and Generation X, accepting your natural self can feel completely foreign. Decades ago, we weren’t as forward-thinking as we are now when it comes to body image and embracing diversity. Women have been told to stay small and shrink themselves to make room
I can pinpoint the exact day my social anxiety began. One day, in pre-school, a teacher’s assistant was measuring each student’s height for an in-class project. Once she measured me, she blurted out, “Wow, you’re a big gal!” The other kids laughed, and I immediately felt my face burn, and my hands shake. I lowered my head so I wouldn’t make eye contact with my classmates, and for the rest of the day, hoping that
A naked woman is a good thing. But everyone has their own militant ideas of what a bush should look like. It’s more than enough for women to worry about a bad hair day, breaking a nail, or looking fat on date night. Now women can’t help but wonder what a man might think of how her cooch is groomed—or ungroomed. A Matter of Personal Choice — And Pleasing Others While some women prefer to
The female orgasm is a magical unicorn. It lasts longer than its male counterpart, and don’t necessarily have a recovery period like men, allowing for multiple, rolling orgasms that feel earth-shattering. But even through these orgasmic blessings, many women haven’t discovered the untapped potential of their bodies. Masturbation reduces stress, increases confidence, and helps you get to know your body better. Unfortunately, the female orgasm has been badly neglected by both society and the media.
Many people think that was if a couple sleeps separately, it means they’re having problems. But that’s far from the truth. Sleep is extremely precious – it’s hard to be happy when you’re not well-rested. Without it, we turn irritable and unsatisfied. Our perception of reality becomes distorted, and our body literally starts shutting down. If we’re not taking care of our sleep lives, then our love lives will suffer accordingly. Sleep is Vital —