One of the strategies I have found most useful in caring for my health is charting my cycle. I have been charting my cycle—using one method or another—for 6 years. Pure curiosity is what initially drew me to this health strategy. I was struck that my body reveals so much to me if I pay attention... read more
Getting your period over the holidays is the worst. Lucky for us, scientists have studied some of our favorite cold-weather beverages and discovered that they actually relieve cramps. Um, yes please.
Check out our holiday guide to warm and cozy cramp... read more
How strong emotional health can protect against domestic violence.
This month is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and I started last week’s blog with emotional health because addressing our own emotional health and emotional needs is crucial in having healthy relationships. Knowing ourselves... read more
It’s time to take off the rose-colored glasses.
Relationships start in all manner of ways. Sometimes there are months of build up before the two of you finally get around to going on a first date. Or one person is more interested at first, and the other side needs winning over. Or maybe you both... read more
You shouldn’t settle for anything less than a healthy relationship with your partner.
Our lives are full of all kinds of relationships—not just with romantic partners, but with family and friends, and even with coworkers and neighbors. It’s important to cultivate healthy relationships in all... read more
We know it’s an awkward conversation, but here’s why you need to ask.
Nothing kills the romatic mood quite like “Oh, by the way honey, when was the last time you were tested for STIs?” That said, STIs are serious, and before you sleep with someone, you should be sure they’re free of STIs.... read more
What’s the likelihood that I’ll get an STI while I’m in College?
We all like to think we’re invincible. Warnings are for other people: we ourselves are not at risk. However, 25% of college students have an STI. According to Live Science “50% of new infections occur in young people, ages... read more
What do you have planned for your 2017 New Year's resolutions?
Some of us get really into making New Year’s Resolutions. Others of us feel discouraged and frustrated by how often we’ve burned out by mid-January. Whichever side you fall on, it’s always good to take a moment to assess your life... read more
Stay safe this New Year’s Eve.
We all enjoy a good New Year’s Eve party. What better way to round off a week of holiday cheer than by celebrating with your friends! But in the midst of all the celebration, sometimes we go too far and end up starting the new year with some regrets—or maybe... read more
Left your shopping till the last minute? Here are our top suggestions.
Between work, finals, and life, we can all fall behind in our Christmas shopping. If you’re finding yourself completely shocked that the big holiday is this weekend, trust us: you’re not the only one. We’ve all been in... read more