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Stillness: Life After a Miscarriage

Stillness: Life After a Miscarriage

by Amy Green

It is my story, it may be your story, it is the story of some of my friends, and strangers I have yet to know. An undeniable and powerful common thread throughout history for women is the ability to become a mother. The journey to motherhood is where our differences begin, honoring and respecting each other, as we etch our unique story into our lives.
At a loss for words.  Silence.  Stillness.
These are some of the words that begin to describe the start of one of the most powerful and meaningful moments of my life. The doctor confirmed that […] Read More

How Tennessee Colleges Are Combatting Sexual Assaults on Campus

How Tennessee Colleges Are Combatting Sexual Assaults on Campus

by Heather Stewart
“Perhaps most important, we need to keep saying to anyone out there who has ever been assaulted: you are not alone.We have your back. I’ve got your back.”
– President Barack Obama, January 22, 2014

On a cold January morning, over 400 college administrators from nearly 80 Tennessee institutions of higher education gathered in an auditorium on the campus of Tennessee State University to listen to the story of Katie Koestner. When TIME Magazine featured Katie on its cover in 1991, few people had heard the term “date rape.” Katie bravely told her story to the country then and continues […] Read More

Announcing the 2015 Inspiring Women Grant!

Announcing the 2015 Inspiring Women Grant!

Do you want to be healthier, but don’t have the resources to reach your goal?
 

All About Women is offering a grant that will help you address your biggest health concern, working together with a group of your peers.

Since 2002, All About Women has connected women with free, engaging resources to balance their lives and improve their health. The Inspiring Women Grant honors our founder Sally Smallwood’s legacy of serving the health needs of women. All About Women will award grants that will provide three groups of women with up to $2,000 to spend over the course of one year on […] Read More

Why Insure Tennessee is good for women

Why Insure Tennessee is good for women

by Nancy Anness
In roughly one week, Tennessee politicians will have an opportunity to vote for a plan that could drastically improve the health of women in the state.
 

On February 2, the Tennessee legislature will discuss Insure Tennessee, Governor Haslam’s plan that would enable about 200,000 Tennesseans to afford health insurance. According to a report from the Center for Business and Economic Research at UT, Knoxville, a little less than half of the people who would qualify are women.

Having worked as a nurse for about three decades, I have seen how the lack of access to care can harm women and […] Read More

Five Questions To Ask When Choosing Health Coverage

Five Questions To Ask When Choosing Health Coverage

by Sandy Dimick

Are you or is someone you know not enrolled in a health plan yet?

We’re midway through the Open Enrollment period for 2015 health coverage. Two Open Enrollment deadlines have already passed, but as we prepare to bring in a New Year, don’t forget to mark your calendar for the two remaining 2015 deadlines, Jan. 15 and Feb. 15.

Numerous available free resources and educational websites, such as www.getcoveredtenn.org and www.accessbettercoverage.org, can help provide you with the answers you need to ensure that you are choosing the right health coverage for yourself and your loved ones.

After reviewing the Access Better […] Read More

Sleep is elusive, but I really want that sandwich machine

Sleep is elusive, but I really want that sandwich machine

Infomercial doyenne Cathy Mitchell feels like an old friend. The red-headed grandmotherly food expert has been haunting late-night TV for years, hawking a variety of cooking gadgets, most notably this panini-press type of machine that makes apple pie filling smooshed between two pieces of white bread seem like an admirable life goal.

When you’re up at 2 or 3 in the morning with chronic insomnia, it’s either Pinterest or Cathy Mitchell.

I know there are many famous leaders and geniuses who are said to have gotten by/are getting by on very little sleep: Barack Obama, six hours or less; […] Read More

360 Degree Estate Planning – It’s Not Just About Your Will

360 Degree Estate Planning – It’s Not Just About Your Will

by Elizabeth B. Hickman

Do you consider yourself organized or a good planner? Most of us do – women tend to be planners and caretakers. Have you planned for what happens to you, your personal belongings, hard-earned retirement accounts, family heirlooms, pets, children or real estate should you suddenly “not be with us” as my mother puts it? Or what if you’re single and suddenly injured and hospitalized for two months and unable to speak or handle paying your bills or running your business? What if your husband was in that same accident?

Too often people only think about estate planning as […] Read More

The HPV Vaccine:  A valuable immunization

The HPV Vaccine: A valuable immunization

by Anne Moore, DNP, APN, FAANP

We now know that infection with the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is what causes almost all cases (99%) of cervical cancer. Fortunately, there is a primary prevention option available to fight this disease…the HPV vaccine. Two FDA approved vaccines are available in the U.S. targeting the most common strains of HPV associated with cervical cancer.

The CDC estimates that approximately 27,000 cancers (including the cervix, vagina, and vulva) are related to HPV each year. Unfortunately, many women are reluctant to get the vaccine or are unaware of its availability. There has been some negative and false information […] Read More

Career/Family Balance

Career/Family Balance

by Libby Krause

As I prepared for the birth of my first child in 2010, I had big plans for being a work-at-home mom.  I started a business in 2009 and had a grand vision of caring for my daughter full-time while also working full-time.  Within three months of her birth, I faced the humbling truth that despite my determination to do it all, I could not.  I have spent much of the nearly four years since learning to find balance between my career and my family because although I cannot do it all, I greatly value both facets of my […] Read More

How To Eat Healthy On A Budget

How To Eat Healthy On A Budget

by Leah C. Jennings

While a quick trip to the nearest grocery store may take some a few minutes, for other folks, they aren’t so lucky. Unfortunately, there are pockets across the United States where the nearest grocery store includes long bus rides, bus transfers and a lot of time, limiting access to fresh fruit, vegetables and other healthy food.

For those of you who face this reality, here’s some hope for you: You can still eat great food with a little planning:

Make a plan. Take some time each week to plan what you want to eat the following week. With a […] Read More