Spirit House

Tending to the Soul
In each issue of Women, we look for inspirational people and practices that will highlight the way different women care for their emotional and spiritual wellbeing. “Spirit House” might include profiles of inspiring nonprofit organizations, features describing various spiritual practices, instructions for creating sacred spaces or healing gardens, advice from a life coach, or personal stories of spiritual journeys. Throughout “Spirit House,” it is our hope that women will take a moment to remember the value of caring for their emotional and spiritual selves as they care for their physical bodies.

Unraveling the Mysteries of Alzheimer’s Among Women

A new partnership will fund research that focuses on females with the disease More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is estimated to jump to 16 million by 2050 as people live longer and baby boomers reach the age when they are more at risk of the disease.1 What […]

Remembering Steve McQueen

Barbara Minty, also known as Barbara Minty McQueen, is the widow of American film star Steve McQueen. Barbara was born in Seattle, Washington, and spent several years growing up in Corvallis, Oregon. Upon her graduation from high school in 1971, Minty entered the world of fashion, becoming one of the highest paid and most photographed […]

Building a Foundation for Health

Regardless of religious affiliation, most of us recognize that we have a deeper part of ourselves that needs our care and attention. Some may refer to it as spirit, soul, higher self, inner child, or countless other names. It doesn’t matter what you name it; what matters is that you acknowledge and nurture it.

Is Your Relationship Haunted?

Understanding how past experiences can influence the tone and the progress of your current relationship can help you share and grow. By Denise King Gillingham, LMSW, ACC, CPM Have you ever noticed that weather has an effect on your mood? Many of us feel happier or more cheerful on sunny days, whereas cloudy skies can […]

The Friendship Factor

Female friendship is so important

Finding Peace and Quiet in a Noisy World

Noise can be as harmful as secondhand smoke

Deepak Chopra’s Top Tips to Reduce Stress

By Katie Morell Think back to the last day you did not make a to-do list. Are you at a loss? If so, you are like most women: perpetually busy and often stressed. “Stress is an issue for women; they are struggling with more than one career,” says Deepak Chopra, MD, world-renown author, internal medicine […]

Marry Like You Mean It

Making room for marriage in your very crowded life By Jessica Huddy When life does not offer stability, many of us hope that the foundation of our marriage, at least, will be a constant. But sometimes stability and boredom can seem like a package deal, and when partners don’t pay close attention, what begins as […]

Get Healthy by Hacking Your Bad Habits

Understanding how habits form can help you adopt new, healthier patterns and meet your health and wellness goals. By Alexandra Paul Habits make up about 40 percent of our daily life, so if you want to feel and look better, incorporating more healthy habits is key. So how can we get rid of our unhealthy […]

When Chores Become a Chore

Transform your interaction around family chores by reinforcing your kids’ behavior. By Shir Zion, MA If You’re a Parent, you’ve no doubt experienced it: the endless battles and excuses that arise when children are asked to do their chores. Many parents claim that their children don’t complete these tasks because they’re “lazy,” “rude,” or “just […]