Women's Health Blog

Grit & Grace Does Stress Affect Cancer? Boomer Unchained: Where Are You, Spring? Be Real: The Fine Art of Self-Care (even when it seems impossible)

Beebe Bloggers

Just As I Am

Raylen Williams

Be Real

Rachel Swick Mavity

Boomer Unchained

Susan Towers

It's a Woman Thing

Bridget Buckaloo

Grit & Grace

Amanda Gross

Navigating Our Health

Carrie Snyder

Recent Posts

It may take some time, but we hope you will find that rhythm when it comes to journal writing.
Just As I Am: Finding Your Journaling A-ha Moment

This moment can be an awakening of something inside yourself – something that you may have teased out in your daily journaling posts. For me, journaling gives me an opportunity to pause and be curious. I can start with writing a question like, “What do I need to know?” and just write what surfaces, unfiltered. Sometimes what I need to know shows up as I’m writing and sometimes it shows up in other ways.

Talk to your family and get help if you need it to protect your unborn child from smoke and drugs.
Navigating Our Health: Marijuana & Pregnancy

Marijuana use in pregnancy has been shown to cause health problems in newborns including low birth weight and developmental problems.  Prenatal marijuana exposure is associated with a decreased attention span and behavioral problems in children.

Find a way to relax in spite of the stress of cancer.
Grit & Grace: Does Stress Really Affect Cancer?

There is no real evidence that stress can CAUSE cancer; researchers keep trying to find a connection but it just isn’t there. But according to the National Cancer Institute, research does show that stress can affect a tumor’s ability to grow and spread. Remember that hormone that is released to give you superhuman strength to handle your stressful situation, norepinephrine? Research shows that norepinephrine can promote the formation of new blood vessels that tumors need to grow as well as the spreading of the disease (metastasis) to other parts of the body.