Dr. Ford on Emotional Health: The Art of Change—When Self-Help Is Not Enough ford

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Much resistance to change is due to underlying issues and conflicts that we may not even be aware of. How can you know when you may be unable to change without the help of psychotherapy?

The Wednesday 5: Visions of Womanhood at the Golden Globes th

Here are the moments at the Golden Globes we thought were noteworthy because of their boundary-breaking, glass-ceiling-cracking effects.

Betty Buckley: “I Forgot to Get My Cutting Horse” Badger

By Alexandra MacAaron

Singer/actress Betty Buckley finds riding horses a good antidote to life in the limelight. “Horses are very spiritual,” she says. “They have an incredible emotional bond with human beings; there’s a tremendous, profound empathy between horses and humans that is very healing.” This is a refreshing contrast to a career in an industry filled with pigeonholing, constant judgment, and gossip.

Detecting and Treating Scoliosis, Part I SC

By Dr. James F. Wyss, MD, PT

This is the first post in Women’s Voices’ upcoming three-part series on scoliosis—“curvature of the spine,” a condition that can cause postural abnormalities and back pain.

Poetry Sunday: Roll, Fold, Turn 2945796839_752d4b4e6f_z

We are all emboldened by a winning pattern, a practice. We learn to rise above what hurts us. This maternal tribute, “Polaroid of My Mother,” by poet Cindy Stewart-Rinier, carries its own weight.

Molly Fisk on Crying 2598687689_6665165510_z

By Molly Fisk

I don’t think I’m losing my mind. I just get overwhelmed for no reason by the urge to cry.
Maybe this is one of the functions of women my age: It’s our job to cry the unshed tears for whatever needs to be mourned.

Fitness Saturday: The Elbow Plank Exercise IMG_0832

By Brooke Marrone

“I chose the Elbow Plank as the first official exercise of 2015 because a strong core is the foundation of fitness. The Plank is one of the most important and effective exercises to have in your routine.”

Things We Resolve NOT to Do in the New Year 6629841821_31599ce34d_z

Resolve: Not to die (loved ones included). And there shall be absolutely no talking about body parts at dinner.

Dr. Ford on Emotional Health: The Art of Change ford

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

A psychologist’s take on the forces that make change so difficult—and the steps we can take to battle them.

Wednesday 5: The Good, the Bad, and the Absurd 3192562637_788584568c_z

A mixed bag of the good, the bad, and the absurd in politics, global women’s rights, tech, social media, and women’s-restroom politics.

Sex, Lies, and Afternoon Tea: DOWNTON ABBEY RETURNS Downton Abbey Season 5

Alexandra MacAaron

The first hint of delicious impropriety comes from Lady Violet, of all people. The younger Crawleys are feeling frisky, too. And the servants aren’t immune to it [sex] either.

COMPLEXION, PART III: Treatments for Mature Skin 5891823018_9d9990a4a5_z

By Anetta Reszko, M.D., Ph.D.

A detailed primer, by a dermatologist/dermatologic surgeon, on the many treatments available to improve the appearance of mature skin.

Today’s Talk Topic: Things We Resolve NOT to Do in the New Year 4010915224_eb74e98932_z

Calling our readers! We’re crowd-sourcing a list of New Year’s Anti-Resolutions—things we’re resolving NOT to do in 2015—and YOU’RE our source(s). Comment away!

Poetry Sunday: Humble Onions blooming-daffodils

A trudge in the cold, “to take out the trash in the dark,” becomes an exalted and memorable experience in this spellbinder by Kristina Bicher

Molly Fisk: Give Me a Break! 2854989722_906c3f654e_z

By Molly Fisk

I wrestle with the strangely compelling idea that I deserve some sort of break. I don’t know if this is because I’m white, or American, or was raised upper-middle class, or all of the above, but it comes over me quickly, and with great force.