My first personal encounter with anorexia was in high school. I went to school with a girl—let’s call her Mary—since elementary school. We were never very close, but I knew her because her mother was my piano teacher and we were both gymnasts, competing on the same team since junior high school.
When we founded Project Dignity in early 2013, I never imagined how personally and emotionally involved I would become. Researching menstrual hygiene, sanitation and health conditions in Africa is one facet. Viewing the problem first-hand was quite a different story. Traveling to Kenya and Ethiopia on behalf of Project Dignity has been a fundamentally life-changing experience. We met with very warm, friendly people dedicated to improving people's lives through healthcare.
Let’s be honest – almost everyone has a concern or dissatisfaction about the way they look. “I wish my bum was smaller, my stomach flatter, my hair thicker…” The list goes on. Though these thoughts may cross your mind, and you may try a few tricks to lessen the perceived flaw, you live with it. Hopefully, that little “flaw” does not affect the way you feel about yourself.
March is the month for women. International Women’s Day, in particular, is devoted to the progress, perseverance and power of women. As we seek inspiration from successful females, let’s take a look at 11 behind-the-scenes women you haven’t heard about.
This year’s most inspiring Olympics story is women’s ski jumping. Never has a story better highlighted the struggles and sacrifices of the athletes. These athletes battled seriously outdated misconceptions about the female reproductive system, as well as financial, physical and emotional obstacles.
Valentine's Day is upon us. We understand how difficult it is to pinpoint the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your man and we are here to help! Here are eight entertaining, useful and thoughtful gifts for your special someone:
To most people, the term tumor strikes a sense of fear in their heart. In fact, most people equate tumor with cancer. This is not the case. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines tumor as “a mass of tissue found in or on the body that is made up of abnormal cells.” Having said that, a tumor may be malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous).
The Softcup team recently got together for a girls' night in! It was a chance to catch up outside the office and try new recipes. The evening was a success and the food was incredible. Below, we share our recipes. Leave us a comment if you try these dishes out!
Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Bunches
- 1-2 bunches of asparagus
- One package of prosciutto
- Lemon olive oil (or regular)
As a woman that deals with a heavy flow, this product has come to my rescue. Having to change tampons and pads throughout the day seemed like a chore. Leaking through to my clothes was an embarrassment. I felt I had no control over my cycle. Then, I saw this box of Softcup and thought I have to try to control my cycle. All I have to say is it did! I now have no embarrassing moments of racing to the bathroom. I feel more in control of my cycle.