For Your Health

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Raising strong, confident, self-assured girls: Part One

As parents or caregivers, those of us with little girls and young women in our lives have an incredible responsibility. Not only do we need to see to the physical health and well-being of the children in our care, but we also need to be aware of the messages we send, whether consciously or subconsciously. … Continue reading

Empowering girls: Why you need to know more about “Miss Representation”

Quick! Who is Nikki Haley? No clue? Okay. How about  Lene Vestergaard Hau? Still no? Well, then who is Marta Vieira Da Silva? Drew a blank, right? That’s okay–you’re not alone. Probably very few people would know who any of these women are. So let’s try a different set of names. Who is Angelina Jolie? Who … Continue reading

Women in magazines and advertisements: #TheConversation continues

The day after first reading Ashley Judd’s editorial about the media hysteria over her allegedly puffy face, I was sitting in my doctor’s office, waiting for a checkup, and thumbing through the February, 2012 issue of Vogue magazine. As I flipped through the pages of Vogue, I came across this ad for CoverGirl makeup. On … Continue reading

Easter – the 100th post

Renewal – © 2012 Karina Chapman We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly – spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order. -Susan Taylor On this beautiful Sunday, we pause to celebrate two milestones: today is the Positive Page’s 100th post. Coincidentally, it is … Continue reading

Is it a panic attack, or is it a heart attack?

By the time we become adults, most of us have a pretty good idea of what it means to take care of ourselves. At the very least we’ve learned what works, and what doesn’t, for ourselves. For example, you might know that you’re good for one all-nighter, thanks to those old college term papers, but … Continue reading

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