Health & Wellness2022-09-07T14:36:38-04:00

How a Love of Pilates and Fitness Lead to a New Career

By Susan Viers In 2020, after fifteen years as a stay-at-home mom, I was ready to return to the work force. Covid had hit, I had some changes in my personal life, and my children were getting older. As I contemplated my future, I first submitted my resume for a government relations position, which was similar to jobs I held previously. That didn’t feel right or fulfilling, and I kept searching. Covid changed all of us and I was looking for a career that felt different: I wanted to make a significant difference in the [...]

By |January 25, 2024|Digital Exclusives, Health & Wellness, Healthy Choices, Wellness|

Navigating Women’s Wellness – Insights from a Health Expert

Embarking on a journey as a women’s health expert has granted me a remarkable view of health through the lives of women across diverse cultures. My extensive experience has nurtured a profound belief in the transformative power of wellness, shaping my approach to health and guiding others toward similar fulfillment. During my time in Louisville, I was embraced by a community of women radiating warmth and grace. This resonated deeply, igniting a passion for promoting wellness experiences and opportunities. Health, I’ve discovered, isn't just a destination; it’s a holistic journey integrating body, mind, [...]

By |December 14, 2023|Health & Wellness, Healthy Choices, Mental Health, Wellness|


Photographed by: Leslie Rodriguez Powered by AI. In the heart of St. Matthews, Louisville natives Mady Martin and Abica Dubay have teamed up to create something extraordinary –CYCLST8, a new cycling studio that aims to revolutionize the fitness scene in the city. This remarkable journey began five years ago when Mady and Abica trained together to become cycling instructors. On October 7th this year, their vision came to life as CYCLST8 officially opened its doors, breathing new life into the old Sears building. For Abica Dubay, the path to CYCLST8 started when she returned to [...]

A Woman’s Guide to OB-GYN

Illustration by Branden Barker Annual visits to this specialist are essential to maintaining good health, fertility, longevity, a great sex life and even mental wellbeing. Written by Dawn Anderson | Illustration by Branden Barker Women are the primary healthcare decision makers for their entire families, but often neglect their own health. With the hectic fall and holiday seasons around the corner, don’t make the mistake of postponing your own medical appointments while scheduling everyone else’s. Now is the time to book necessary checkups and appointments for 2024 and your OB-GYN appointment check-up should be [...]

By |August 4, 2023|Health & Wellness|

A Woman’s Guide to Sports Injury & Rehab

According to Dr. Jennifer Daily with UofL Health, the most common summer sports injuries she sees among local women are ankle sprains and fractures. When the temperature goes up, so does the risk of trips to the ER for you and your family. Medical experts share advice, research and treatments that can help make this summer safer. Written by Dawn Anderson Summertime brings an increase in physical activity. With that increase comes a boost in health benefits and, unfortunately, a jump in sports injuries. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission’s hospital tracking [...]

By |July 13, 2023|Health & Wellness|

Let’s Talk About Sex: Bisexual and Proud

Feeling curious? Here are some resources: Bi Women Quarterly, an online magazine edited by Robyn Ochs. | The Bisexual Resource Center. | Still Bisexual. Happy Pride Month, y’all! I’m devoting this month’s column to recognizing one of the oft-overlooked groups in our beautiful LGBTQIA rainbow: bisexuals. Written by Erin Riedel, LCSW | Illustration by Branden Barker Bisexuals tend to fly under the radar. Sometimes our relationships look straight, rendering our queerness invisible. Sometimes people – gay and straight alike – insist that we don’t exist at all. But we are [...]

By |June 19, 2023|Community & Sisterhood, Let's Talk About Sex|
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