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

Let’s Talk About Sex: The Sacred Spirituality of Tantra

Commonly known for its association with sex and pleasure, our columnist uncovers the real deal about tantra. Written by Erin Riedel, LCSW | Illustration by Branden Barker The curtains are drawn. The candles are lit. Enya is playing in the background. Two people sit naked, face-to-face, their legs wrapped around each other’s waists, their hands on each other’s hearts. Their eyes are locked, their breaths are synchronized, and never-ending full-body orgasms are mere moments away. This is what you believe tantra is, right? Well, actually, it isn’t. While all of that can be a part [...]

By |January 18, 2023|Community & Sisterhood, Let's Talk About Sex|

A Woman’s Guide to Alternative Wellness

From acupuncture to yoga, more people are turning to holistic options for their chronic conditions. Experts explain why alternative medicine can be a path to optimal health. Written by Lennie Omalza When it comes to health, our thoughts might immediately turn to doctor’s appointments, diet, and exercise. But being healthy is about more than eating balanced meals and ensuring your vaccinations are up to date — it’s a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being. And though traditional western medicine is often the go-to when we’re not feeling our best, there are a plethora [...]

By |January 11, 2023|Health & Wellness|

Health Check: The Fight for Black Lives

“Healthcare professionals weren't always safe for people of color,” Dr. Edward Miller, FACOG, Division Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine at University of Louisville, and Chief Diversity Officer of UofL Health, told attendees at a recent health equity panel discussion. Experts gathered for an enlightening panel discussion on health disparities for the Black community in Louisville and beyond. Here’s the recap. Written by Shirelle Williams | Photographed by Mary Helen Nunn Today's Woman Publisher Tawana Bain talks to the crowd. With a multitude of chronic conditions affecting African Americans, prominent leaders in [...]

By |January 4, 2023|Health & Wellness, Health Check|

Let’s Talk About Sex: The Gift of Pleasure

Using sex toys can be a liberating experience for women. With so many options for self-pleasure, it’s easy for a novice to get overwhelmed. Our resident sex therapist takes a peek under the covers and offers a helpful guide on buying adult toys. Written by Erin Riedel, LCSW | Illustration by Branden Barker A recent survey found that 82% of women in the US own at least one sex toy. If you’re content as a member of the 18% who are toyless, good for you! But if you have mixed feelings about the idea of [...]

By |December 13, 2022|Community & Sisterhood, Let's Talk About Sex|

A Woman’s Guide to Mental Health

Our mental health can require expert assistance. The question is, how do we know when it’s gotten to that point? Written by Lennie Omalza | Illustration by Branden Barker The tricky thing about tending to your mental health is that it isn’t always obvious when it needs some attention. Unlike a broken bone or nagging cough, the signs of declining mental health can be harder to recognize. But as Ellen Buddeke, DSW, LCSW, with Norton Behavioral Medicine says, mental health is no different than physical health.   “It really is the same,” she says. “We have [...]

By |December 4, 2022|Health & Wellness|

Getting Help for Your Pelvic Floor Disorder

If you’re a woman age 40 or older, chances are high that you have had a few grown up “accidents.” Due to the embarrassing nature, mum’s been the word while you find temporary ways to cope as your potty mishaps become more frequent. Written by Sarah Kinbar | Illustration by Branden Barker The good news is there is help besides buying an endless supply of panty liners, pads or protective undergarments. The condition is called pelvic floor disorder and it’s treatable. Dr. Andrew Doering of the Norton Urogynecology Center in Louisville says there are a [...]

By |November 17, 2022|Health & Wellness, Health Check|
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