1 in 3 women have a Hysterectomy by age 60

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Do you know 1 in 3 women will have a hysterectomy by age 60? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 11.7 percent of women between the ages of 40-44 had a hysterectomy during the surveillance period 2006-2010. Moreover, about 600,000 hysterectomies are performed annually in the United States. Approximately 20 million American women have had a hysterectomy.

Why are Hysterectomies often performed?

  • Uterine fibroids — common, benign (noncancerous) tumors that grow in the muscle of the uterus.
  • More hysterectomies are done because of fibroids than any other problem of the uterus.
  • Sometimes fibroids cause heavy bleeding or pain.
It is a devastating procedure which removes the hope of motherhood and want to have a healthy monthly period. Often these result from the misuse of tampons and the overuse of poorly produced sanitary napkins. A potential solution to lower the risk of hysterectomy is using organic sanitary napkins. Check out Cherish Premium Sanitary Napkins.
 
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Why all women need to take self defense: top 8 reasons

Life Insurance by LeCarlo Beaty a basic guide for women safety and self defense

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Self-defense. It’s a class everyone should take. Yes, I’m talking to you ladies. It could help save your life or the life of someone you love.

Why do women need to take self-defense classes?

The most important reasons a woman or man should learn self-defense comes down to two things: safety and owning self-protection. There will come times in your life where no one will be around to protect you from harm.

As we get older, we start to explore and do things on our own. We need to value ourselves, know we are special and can depend on ourselves if the time comes. We have to switch from victim to victor. When it comes to self-defense, our number one job is to get back home or to our loved ones.

Looking at a few of the stats

· 1 in 3 – Women murdered by an intimate partner

· 1 in 4 – College women victims of attempted or completed sexual assault

· 1 in 6 – Will be a victim of an attack

· 1 in 7 – Women have been stalked

· 1 in 5 – Teens experience dating sexual/physical violence

· 1 in 3 – Teens report abuse

· 1 in 4 – Have been cyber-bullied more than once

· Age 16-24 – more vulnerable to intimate partner violence

Women between the ages of 16-24 are at the greatest risk of assaults. This is the age range were many young people are going out on their own, starting relationships, and perhaps living on their own for the first time. Unfortunately, many of us do not take any type of self-defense or awareness training during one of the most important phases of our lives. In this age bracket, red flags show up in relationships, but we often don’t know what to look for before the relationship takes a wrong turn.

These numbers alone show the need for women to take it upon themselves to learn how to prevent and defend themselves from these incidents. Learning skills to help build awareness, prevent, avoid dangerous situations, and as a last resort, defend yourself is something that everyone absolutely needs. How much is your life worth to you? Your spouse? Your kids? Your family? Your friends?

Self-defense is real life insurance. No one has a problem paying $300/mo for car insurance for 15 years or cell phone insurance for their iPhone or Android. The crazy thing is that many people don’t have death insurance and there are only a handful of guarantees in life and one is that you are going to die.

With all the science that shows eating healthy and exercising can extend your life and give you a better quality of life when you age, many people still do not do those things either. Health and fitness are life insurance as well. Stop hoping nothing bad will happen. Stop believing someone else will save you. These are false senses of security.

Women are attacked all types of ways, just like men. However, women are targeted more for sexual assault crimes and are victims more in domestic violence incidents and stalking situations.

Why should women take self-defense?

1. Violence can happen to anyone at anytime.

2. Builds confidence

3. Increases awareness

4. Allows you to be a role model to other women

5. It is real life insurance

6. Do it for the people that depend on you

7. Peace of mind

Ready to start your self-defense training today? Check out LecarloBeaty.com to enroll in self-defense workshops, if you are in the Baltimore or DC metro areas. Or read the book Life Insurance: Basic Guide for Women’s Safety and Self Defense, available on LecarloBeaty.com.

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Support #PressForProgress for International Women’s Day 2018

Women Empowerment on International Women's Day 2018

Today is International Women’s Day 2018. To celebrate the occasion, our friends at Carvaka in the UK created an incredible Storymap to showcase influential women from all over the world. It features inspirational quotes, from remarkable women like Deepika Padukone who backed the Indian “My Choice” campaign or Liberian Nobel Laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who was Africa’s first elected female head of state as well as Janet Mock, an American who has spoken out fearlessly to empower transgender women. View and share the IWomensDay18 StoryMap now.

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Top 10 best & worst states for women in the USA

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As we continue to celebrate Women’s History Month, we acknowledge there is no important time than the present for women to have a voice and be heard. From campaigns against sexual harassment such a #MeToo and #TimesUp to making national news in recent months, women are on the move to allow themselves as well as their communities to be empowered. Our friends at WalletHub recently released a report on 2018’s Best & Worst States for Women we want to share for situational awareness.

Identifying the Most Women-friendly States

To identify the most women-friendly states, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 23 key metrics. The data set ranges from median earnings for female workers to women’s preventive health care to female homicide rate.

Best States for Women Worst States for Women
1 Minnesota 42 Texas
2 Massachusetts 43 Georgia
3 Vermont 44 Nevada
4 North Dakota 45 West Virginia
5 Wisconsin 46 South Carolina
6 Maine 47 Alabama
7 Hawaii 48 Oklahoma
8 Connecticut 49 Mississippi
9 Iowa 50 Arkansas
10 New Hampshire 51 Louisiana

Best vs. Worst States for Women

  • The District of Columbia has the highest median earnings for female workers (adjusted for cost of living), $32,355, two times higher than in Hawaii, which has the lowest at $16,843.
  • The District of Columbia has the highest share of women who voted in the 2016 presidential election, 77.2 percent, 1.6 times higher than in Hawaii, which has the lowest at 49.3 percent.
  • New Hampshire has the lowest share of women living in poverty, 9.4 percent, 2.6 times lower than in Mississippi, which has the highest at 24.5 percent.
  • Alaska has the highest share of women-owned businesses, 22.87 percent, 1.6 times higher than in South Dakota, which has the lowest at 14.04 percent.
  • Massachusetts has the lowest female uninsured rate, 2.4 percent, 7.7 times lower than in Texas, which has the highest at 18.5 percent.

View the full report and your state or the District’s rank now.

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The best and worst states to raise a family in 2018

best and worst cites to raise a family according to a WalletHub 2018 report. Picture shows a family of four smiling at each other in bed.

Starting a family or have a growing family? The new year is a good time to find how much it will cost to keep your family healthy and happy. In a new report by the personal-finance website WalletHub, 2018’s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family. People are optimistic about growth in hiring and single-family home starts.

Best and worst states to raise a family

To compose the list of best states to put down family roots, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 42 key indicators of family friendliness. In the report, the data set ranges from median family salary to housing affordability to unemployment. See below:

Best States for Families Worst States for Families
1 Massachusetts 41 Nevada
2 Minnesota 42 Georgia
3 New Hampshire 43 Arkansas
4 North Dakota 44 South Carolina
5 Vermont 45 Oklahoma
6 Wisconsin 46 Louisiana
7 New York 47 West Virginia
8 Iowa 48 Alabama
9 Nebraska 49 Mississippi
10 California 50 New Mexico

Highlights from the report

  • Minnesota has the highest median family annual income (adjusted for cost of living), $80,399, which is 1.8 times higher than in Hawaii, where it is lowest at $44,295.
  • Utah has the lowest divorce rate, 16.18 percent, which is 1.6 times lower than in Nevada, where it is highest at 26.57 percent.
  • New Hampshire has the lowest share of families living below the poverty level, 5.3 percent, which is 3.3 times lower than in Mississippi, where it is highest at 17.4 percent.
  • Mississippi has the lowest average annual cost of early childcare (adjusted for median family income), 6.15 percent, which is 2.3 times lower than in the New York, where it is highest at 14.12 percent.
  • New Hampshire has the lowest infant-mortality rate, 4.18 percent, which is 2.2 times lower than in Mississippi, where it is highest at 9.27 percent.
  • Maine has the fewest violent crimes (per 1,000 residents), 1.24, which is 6.5 times fewer than in Alaska, the state with the most at 8.04.

View the full report and your state’s rank now for more information, including:

  • Most affordable housing
  • Lowest childcare costs
  • Most families with young kids
  • Most violent crimes per capita
  • Lowest percent of families in poverty
  • Lowest divorce rate

 

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What is the No. 1 most commonly broken New Year’s resolution? Read here. | Fitness

Do you know the “lose weight and exercise more,” is the No. 1 most commonly broken New Year’s resolution? 60 percent of gym memberships bought in January are never used, which means a great amount of money and opportunity is wasted. The personal-finance website WalletHub took an in-depth look at  2018’s Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle.

If you made the same New Year’s resolution, don’t feel bad. This year Fromgirltogirl is attempting to lose weight and focus on strength training, see clips below and follow on Instagram:

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To determine where Americans have the best chance of balancing a healthy diet with ample physical activity, WalletHub compared the 100 biggest U.S. cities across 34 key metrics. The data set ranges from average monthly fitness-club fee to bike score to share of physically inactive adults.

Best Cities for an Active Lifestyle Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle
1 Chicago, IL 91 Jersey City, NJ
2 Portland, OR 92 Memphis, TN
3 San Francisco, CA 93 Garland, TX
4 San Diego, CA 94 Laredo, TX
5 Seattle, WA 95 Arlington, TX
6 Madison, WI 96 Newark, NJ
7 New York, NY 97 Bakersfield, CA
8 Denver, CO 98 Irving, TX
9 Boise, ID 99 North Las Vegas, NV
10 Minneapolis, MN 100 Hialeah, FL

Best vs. Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle

  • New York has the most sporting-goods stores (per square root of population), 0.4500, which is 16.6 times more than in North Las Vegas, Nevada, the city with the fewest at 0.0271.
  • Scottsdale, Arizona has the most public golf courses (per square root of population), 0.0599, which is 37.4 times more than in Cleveland, the city with the fewest at 0.0016.
  • Lincoln, Nebraska has the most fitness trainers and aerobics instructors per 100,000 residents, 185, which is 6 times more than in Bakersfield, California the city with the fewest at 31.
  • San Francisco has the highest number of dance schools (per square root of population), 0.0510, which is 36.4 times higher than in Fresno, California, the city with the lowest at 0.0014.
  • New York has the most playgrounds (per square root of population), 0.5737, which is 17.4 times more than in Hialeah, Florida, the city with the fewest at 0.0330.

View the full report and your city’s rank now.

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United Nations Foundation launches ‘Give for the World’ Campaign

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The United Nations Foundation is an organization dear to our hearts and it has launched its Give for the World campaign, a growing movement to build a better world.  Every contribution to the #GiveFTW campaign will be matched dollar-for-dollar. By making a match donation today, we can help build a better world – a world where children don’t die of preventable diseases, all girls can go to school, poverty is a relic of the past, and the environment thrives.

Here are some of the big challenges the world is facing now:

  • Climate change is threatening vulnerable communities;
  • More than 100 million people live in crises and emergencies;
  • 1.5 million children die annually because they lack access to lifesaving vaccines.

By supporting the United Nations Foundation, we can connect people, ideas and resources to meet these needs. Every dollar counts. Hope you can join us!

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How clothing with positive messaging can encourage positive energy

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Positive energy is something we cannot get enough in a day, week or lifetime. The deep inner flow of positive energy can inspire us to be at our best each day. Remember happiness is an aspect of our lifestyles that we have to continuously work on. There is no destination to happiness. From scents to clothing positive stimulate can inspire us to challenge ourselves and seek out the best versions of ourselves. To hone in on your positive zen, start by adding positive messaging and symbols to your everyday fashion. One place Fromgirltogirl recommends holiday shopping at is Zenvibes.com, an online shop dedicated to providing products designed to capture attention, help you express yourself and spread positive vibes. Some popular items include Mandala leggings, Good vibe only mugs, colorful hexagon pillows, beautifully designed shoulder bags and mesmerizing hams slip ons. There is something special for just about anyone on your holiday list. See for yourself today. And feel free to hashtag #FG2G to show off your fashion.

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What to say when someone hurts your feelings and not hide your truth

How to react when someone hurts your feelings

Ava Miles, who has recently released a new series of non-fiction books, is helping women let themselves be more comfortable expressing their inner goddesses. Miles shares with us on how to handle and what to say when someone hurts our feelings through her series The Goddess Guides to Being a Woman. If you read “Goddesses Don’t Do Drama: Removing Toxicity from Relationships,”which is one of the books from the series, it helps people get through relationship moments when they are feeling hurt or angry.

It takes courage to go from hurt to healing. What’s one of Ava’s secrets in knowing what to say when someone hurts your feelings? Transforming unhealthy relationship patterns.

According to Miles, many of us never learned how to express anger and sadness. Sometimes that may be the case because we are encouraged not to do so. We simply don’t know how to say things kindly when we’re upset. And sometimes it can make us physically ill and unhappy.

“You don’t have to walk away or wait until after the ‘f*ck you’ to speak your truth,” says Miles. It all begins with recognizing and removing victim/perpetrator language from the conversation.

What Is Victim/Perpetrator Language?

Here are some examples:

  • It’s all your fault.
  • You did this.
  • You’re to blame for this.
  • You’re wrong.
  • You’re not giving me enough.
  • This isn’t good enough.
  • You’re not pulling your weight.

Victim/perpetrator language is the language of drama. In order to get to the open-hearted, honest, loving communication we all crave — we need to begin to recognize and move away from the raised-voice or talk-to-the-hand variety. Ava invites us all to try our hand at goddess-woman language by using statements such as:

  • I feel…
  • What I think I hear you saying is…
  • This is hard for me to say, but I’d like to share this with you…
  • This doesn’t feel very loving or kind to me.
  • I want to understand.
  • My feelings are my responsibility.
  • I take responsibility for my part in _______.

“Goddess women use words that convey love, compassion, kindness, affirmation, and honesty,” says Miles. “Sure, we all have moments when we might not be able to package our feelings and thoughts into a big red bow, and that’s okay. We can be honest about that too.”

Learn more information by visiting  www.AvaMiles.com.

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How and what to talk to your daughter about sex

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Ava Miles shares tips on how to talk about sex with daughters. Photo Credit: Kathia Zolfaghari

Have a pre-teen or teenage daughter(s)? Let’s talk about sex. What are you telling your daughter(s) about sex? Ava Miles, author of the book series “The Goddess Guides to Being a Woman” discussed with us about the important points to make when talking about sex:

What Are You Teaching Your Daughter About Sex?

According to surveys conducted by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, teens say parents are the biggest influence when it comes to their decisions about sex. What are parents telling their kids about sex? What are they telling their daughters?

Female sexuality is taboo in cultures and societies throughout the world but should we convey those views to our daughters. Miles encourages parents to look at the language they use around sexuality with their children, specifically their daughters. Here are some questions parents should ask each other:

  • Are you using fear-based language?
  • Are you using shame-based language?
  • Are you talking about sex as something purely functional?
  • Or are you sharing information about how sex can be fun, joyful and connected?

When talking with your daughters about sex, have the focus be on developing them into strong women who practice healthy sex and overall happy lifestyle. Positive sex lives begin with how parents present sex to their daughters and sons.

Miles wants all women and girls to identify with their innate goddess nature, and part of that entails creating joy and comfort around their own sexuality. You can learn more about how to start and continue the discussion by visiting AvaMiles.com.

About Ava Miles

 Ava Miles is an international bestselling author with a B.A. in Rhetoric and Technical Writing as well as Spanish. She also has two graduate degrees, one in International Peace Studies and another in Political Science.

Using her degree, Miles spent many years traveling the world and sharing her gifts with women and men in war-torn countries, helping them to rebuild and reintegrate their communities amidst intense struggle. She has managed multi-million-dollar projects and multi-national teams of people in the private sector, in non-profits and in domestic and international agencies as well as multilateral organizations such as the United Nations.

Now, she brings that experience together with her passion for sparking joy and personal success in people’s lives, launching an all-new series of life-fulfillment books called “The Goddess Guides to Being A Woman.” With seven books in total, “The Goddess Guides” invites readers to reimagine what it means to be a modern woman—on their own terms.

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