Today is the first day I see patients at my new practice, The Owning Pink Center, an integrative medicine center for vital wellness. In honor of this special day, I wanted to share with you some thoughts I have on being not just well, but VITAL. Too many people (including doctors) settle for being merely "not sick." But I believe we have the capacity for so much more. I believe we can get and keep our mojo, nurture the body so that it performs optimally, and live a joyful, fulfilled life.
Yesterday’s post “What? We Can’t Say Vagina?” got more traffic than anything we’ve ever posted on Owning Pink. And the conversation is still raging in the comments section of that post, so feel free to let your empowered, honest, authentic voice be heard. It shouldn’t surprise me that women are so hungry to talk about what society still considers taboo. That’s what inspired me to write my book What’s Up Down There? Questions You’d Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend (St. Martin’s Press, Sept 2010). When I asked for your secret questions, I opened the floodgates. Turns out you all WANT to talk!
Forgive me in advance, Pinkies. I have never once written about politics here at Owning Pink. Why? Because it’s so friggin’ polarizing, and I have spent the last year helping build this community with the desire to help us realize how interconnected we are. And politics tends to be so divisive. So I have avoided mentioning political issues, as if doing so would make the red/blue divide go away.
Hiya Pinkies! As many of you know, I have been struggling for six months over whether or not to leave my job at the integrative health center where I work. On one level, I adore the people, the space is gorgeous, and my patients are treasures.Read More...
Hiya Pinkies. I already posted something for today, but a bunch of you have come to me begging me to don my white coat and comment on the new recommendations from the U.S. Preventative Task Force about mammography in young women, so here goes.