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

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|

Let’s Talk About Sex: A Vibrant Sex Life at Any Age

Can you be “too old” to have sex? They don’t call it your golden years for nothing! Written by Coralie McEachron, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist & Sex Therapist | Illustration by Branden Barker And yet, despite 65% of Americans aged 65-80 still wanting sex, over half were not sexually active, with some of these folks still having desire without a guarantee of sexual fulfillment. According to the experts, there is no expiration date on touch. Despite women experiencing a variety of changes with age, creating, redefining, exploring and playing with their relationship(s) with sex and intimacy, is necessary. [...]

By |November 11, 2022|Community & Sisterhood, Let's Talk About Sex|

A Woman’s Guide to Senior Care

Choosing the right type of care for an aging loved one can be a difficult task. Here are some expert tips on how to make these very important decisions easier for everyone. Written by Lennie Omalza | Illustration by Branden Barker With 15 percent of Derby City residents older than 60 and the Kentucky chapter of the AARP estimating the state’s senior population to increase 40 percent by 2050, it’s no surprise that Louisville was dubbed “America’s Aging Care Capital” by Forbes magazine. With a plethora of in-home services, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and other [...]

By |November 9, 2022|Health & Wellness|

Let’s Talk About Sex: Infinite Love

Multiple partner relationships are becoming less taboo but many people in polyamorous relationships face a social stigma in the workplace. Written by Erin Riedel, LCSW | Illustration by Branden Barker Most of us have been there: you’re in a committed relationship, and you find yourself attracted to someone who’s not your partner. Maybe it’s just a passing flirtation? Or maybe it’s a more serious connection that causes turmoil in your heart – and in your relationship?   A growing number of people have realized that the desire to love more than one person doesn’t have to [...]

By |October 13, 2022|Health & Wellness, Let's Talk About Sex|

Let’s Talk About Sex: Four Steps that Could Save Your Marriage

Marital problems are inevitable, but the way you handle the conflict can make a difference in the longevity of your relationship. Written by Coralie McEachron In the 1990’s, couple’s researcher John Gottman developed a unique claim to fame: he predicted with 94% accuracy from his research whether or not couples who participated in his Love Lab were headed for divorce. The patterns he identified have the potential to damage our relationships, but they also have the ability to change them. While these four patterns of behavior can signal relationship distress, they can also be improved [...]

By |September 16, 2022|Health & Wellness, Let's Talk About Sex|
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