Women Who Rock: Skin of Skunk Anansie

AprilMusic2 Comments


I wish I could tell you how I first heard about Skunk Anansie but I honestly don’t remember. It had to have been sometime around the late ’90s. Maybe they had a song on a soundtrack, maybe I heard about them opening for someone big like U2 or Lenny Kravitz. What I do remember, though, is being completely blown away … Read More

AprilWomen Who Rock: Skin of Skunk Anansie

One Last Sunburn

TamalynHealth27 Comments


I’ve been a sun worshipping beach baby for as long as I can remember. I’ve slathered on baby oil and tanning lotion on beaches up and down the West Coast, from Seattle to Newport Beach, and at lakesides from tiny, little Fern Ridge in Oregon to the Great Lakes. And I’ve been sunburned. Oh, how I’ve been sunburned. Never on … Read More

TamalynOne Last Sunburn

Trichotillomania: I Pull Out My Hair

awkwardetteBodies30 Comments


You know how sometimes people say things like, “I’ve been pulling my hair out trying to get this paper done,” or whatever? Well, in my life, it’s not an idiom. When I’m stressed out, I get real and actually pull my hair out. It’s an anxiety-related, impulse-control disorder called trichotillomania (that’s DSM-IV DR 312.39 for those of you who care). … Read More

awkwardetteTrichotillomania: I Pull Out My Hair

It’s Not Political, It’s Laziness

JuniperPerspectives26 Comments

So this afternoon I came across an article in The Guardian about rejecting beauty regimes and it kicked into gear thoughts that I’ve been having on make-up. I don’t wear make-up, but neither do I feel like I reject it, hence the title of this article. For some women, not wearing make-up is a rejection of the connotations, and a … Read More

JuniperIt’s Not Political, It’s Laziness

The Smart Way to Deal with Zits

IndyHealerBodies12 Comments


Zits and acne used to be a malady of the teenage years. Unfortunately, more and more adults –  male and female – now find themselves dealing with pimples on a daily basis. The truth is that the average age of patients who see dermatologists for acne ranges from 20-26 years, and the anti-zit business brings in more than one billion dollars per … Read More

IndyHealerThe Smart Way to Deal with Zits

The Strength In Gentleness

Golda Poretsky, HHCBodies6 Comments


So for some reason, I’ve been writing a lot about my “no-poo” hair experiment lately. And now I’ve gone even deeper into this experiment, as I’ve begun doing something called water-only washing. In essence, I’ve completely stopped using any thing on my hair other than water, baking soda, eggs, and apple cider vinegar. Big deal, right? It’s just hair. But … Read More

Golda Poretsky, HHCThe Strength In Gentleness