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          I started to meditate when a friend recommended that I try it. I was overloaded, stressed out and tired all the time. I figured it couldn’t ...

Join our Free 21-day Meditation Program with Oprah and Deepak Chopra

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How much are you a product of your past? Sounds like a silly question, doesn’t it? Each of us is affected by where we grew up, where we fall in the birth order and whether we were popular or not ...

Find Your Balance between Past and Present

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Dysfunctional relationships are hazardous to your health. I have been living in the middle of one since I was a child, so I can say that through first-hand experience. My father and I had a ...

Don’t Be Controlled by Dysfunctional Relationships

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EmpowHER Founder Michelle King Robson tells the story of her personal health struggles and how that led to creation of the women's health Web site EmpowHER.com.

Why I Founded EmpowHER - Michelle King Robson

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I always thought I would get the chance to say goodbye to my dad before he died – goodbye plus some other things I really needed to say. But he died peacefully in his sleep a few weeks back and ...

Don’t Get Caught Between Grief and Unfinished Business

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When I watch the Olympics I am always amazed at how fit the competitors have to be just to get there, whether they win a medal or not. I don’t excel at any of those sports. But I do have my own ...

My Favorite Way to Go From Flab to Fab

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When most people think about New York Fashion Week, they think of models, runways and cutting edge styles. For me, Fashion Week is a reminder of my most embarrassing moment that happened right ...

Why I Fell for Fashion, and Why You Should, Too!

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I’ve asked celebrity nutritionist and good friend of mine JJ Virgin to host a webinar just for the EmpowHER community. This NY Times bestselling author will help up ramp up your energy and give ...

Join me and JJ Virgin for a free, private webinar today!

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Have you heard of the Virgin Diet? A friend of mine recently told me she lost a ton of weight by becoming a "Virgin." Of course my immediate reaction was, "You did what! You're married!"My friend ...

JJ Virgin is giving away a free community cookbook!

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I get asked a ton of questions every day and one of those questions is, what is your favorite snack? Well what if I told you it was chips! Shocking, I know! But I absolutely love making these ...

The Easiest 3 Step Recipe You'll Ever Make

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On Tuesday, January 28th at 12pm EST I will be speaking for the Ohio State University Building Healthy Academic Communities (BHAC) Webinar. My webinar titled “What’s In It for HER: From ...

Join me for my Webinar - What's In It for HER: From Illness to Willness

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Are you a procrastinator? I know I am! People are creatures of habit. So once we get into a pattern, it’s easier to keep doing the same thing than it is to make a change for the better. For ...

5 Healthy Habits Every Woman Should Know

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I don’t believe in “resolutions”, whether they’re for the New Year or any time of year. But I’ll tell you what I do believe in – declarations. Here’s my reasoning. Resolutions set you up to ...

New Year, New Life: Make Your Declaration

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What is my favorite thing about the holidays? To answer the question, I have to tell a funny story that happened at Thanksgiving this year. My mom sets a fantastic Thanksgiving table. She puts a ...

My Favorite Thing about the Holidays is a Four-Letter Word!

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If you're like me, you are beginning to scramble to finish your holiday shopping. Christmas is just a few days away...but you still haven't finished getting everyone a gift?Don't fret! If ...

6 Gift Ideas For Last-Minute Holiday Shopping

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Don’t fall into the trap of the “Season of Overeating”! That’s what I call the time from Thanksgiving through the New Year. It’s a time when all our good intentions to eat healthy foods in ...

6 Tips for Surviving the Season of Overeating

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What are you thankful for? It sounds like an easy question. But this year I have such an off-the-wall answer that I think I need to explain myself! This year I am thankful I got sick. Not just ...

Thankful I got sick??? Yup, that's right!

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I recently came across this article on Sleepdt.com about the increased interest being taken by the FDA with sleep drugs.The article focused around the potential link between sleep drugs ...

Interesting Connection: Sleep Drugs And Accidents

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Did you know that the longer you are on an airplane the higher your risk of getting sick becomes? That’s what my doctor told me when I asked her why I’ve been sick so much this season. She said ...

Sick of Being Sick? Boost Your Immunity

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I recently was featured on the cover and created an article for the November issue of My Menopause Magazine. Thank you to the Editor of the magazine and member of EmpowHER's Medical Board, Dr. ...

Are You Menopausal? Congrats and Welcome to the Club!

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dear michelle, a 76 year old friend recently had a flu shot and developed a case of shingles. any connection? coincidental? thanxs so much Jean Has anyone ever heard of this or had this ...

Michelle King Robson commented on Michelle King Robson's post Can a Flu shot lead to Shingles?

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Happy Halloween. Are you done with your Christmas shopping yet? Say what? I know it sounds crazy. But wherever you go, the pressure is on to jump headfirst into the holiday season whether ...

5 Tips to Head Off Holiday Stress

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Through all the experiences and fantastic opportunities I've had in my life thus far, this next chapter has been one of my favorites. I am excited to announce I have been chosen to speak at a TEDx ...

From Illness to Willness

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Have you had your flu shot yet? I know, you’re probably thinking it’s too early. But it’s actually just the right time to get the shot, if you choose to do it. The U.S. Centers for Disease ...

Flu Shot or Not, Remember Your Flu F.A.C.T.S.

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This question may seem strange, but I promise I’m asking it for a good reason. What color is the awareness ribbon for ovarian cancer? I’ll bet most people don’t know the answer. But ovarian ...

Don’t Stop at Pink - Build Awareness for Ovarian Cancer

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Skin cancer may sound like a superficial problem. It’s on the surface of the skin, so how bad can it be, right? Wrong! Skin cancer can be deadly, just like any other kind of cancer. So I turned ...

8 Tips to Keep Your Skin Happy and Healthy

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I recently came across this article on Sleepdt.com about the increased interest being taken by the FDA with sleep drugs.The article focused around the potential link between sleep drugs and auto ...

Interesting Connection: Sleep Drugs And Accidents

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We women are funny creatures when it comes to taking care of our skin. We throw money at moisturizers, night creams and blemish removers. But when it’s time to head outdoors, we often throw away ...

Don’t Look Old Before Your Time! Try These Tips for Ageless Summer Skin

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Want to be like Alice Cooper? Drink more water! That’s right, I said water. I had the pleasure of sitting with Alice Cooper and his beautiful bride Sheryl at dinner a while back while the ...

50 Refreshing Ideas to Keep You Hydrated during the Summer Heat

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I believe women are the cause of one of the biggest problems in our own health care in the United States. Before you start to argue with me, hear me out. As a women’s health advocate, I ...

Attention Women: Be Fierce and Aggressive About Your Health

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Are you willing to spend more to get less? When it comes to health care, that’s what women have been doing for a while now. Health care costs continue to rise but the life expectancy for women ...

Women’s Health Care – We Deserve Better!

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As a health advocate, I believe healing from any serious illness has to include healing of both body and spirit. Helping hands from loving friends can go a long way in both of these things. So if ...

Know Someone Recovering At Home? Learn How You Can Help

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 I saw an interesting study in USA Today asking women, "Do you ever worry about losing all your money and becoming homeless?" Surprisingly the poll was almost tied, 49% of women ...

Are You Worried About Being Broke and Homeless? 

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 This amazing story about a little girl who desperately needs a new lung truly touched me.  Sarah Murnaghans, a 10-year-old Philadelphia girl has been waiting 18 months for a pair ...

Judges ruling for 10 year old Pennsylvania girl needing lung transplant

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When you start to get the jitters about paying a visit in the hospital, just remember that your friend or loved one wants out more than you do. Just keep reminding yourself that it’s not about ...

Afraid of Hospital Visits? It’s Not About You!

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It amazes me to think that women’s health care in the 21st century is still drastically inferior to men’s in many ways, and both men’s and women’s health care is not where it should be. Women’s ...

Afraid to Speak Out about Your Health?

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When you have a family history of cancer, the risk for getting it yourself increases. It is important to take as many precautions as possible to reduce the risk of getting cancer, especially if it ...

Angelina Jolie Released Article to Help Women

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I recently came across this informative article about thyroid cancer and thought I would share.Between 1997-2006, thyroid cancers increased by 6.5 percent each year, according to the National ...

Thyroid Cancer Growing Rapidly in the United States

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If you’ve ever had a hot flash, you know they are no fun. I found out the hard way at age 42 after my complete hysterectomy. Suddenly, my body had no way to produce many of the hormones it needed ...

Women Speak Out for Hot Flash Treatments

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Do you say what you really mean? Do you try to tell it like it is? Or perhaps you believe that honesty is the best policy?Well, according to a recent study from Queendom.com people who do not ...

Is Blunt Honesty the Best Policy?

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What do most people say they want from sex? Some combination of pleasure and closeness. But that’s not what people usually focus on during sex. Our Medical Advisory Board member, Dr. Marty ...

Sex Expert Dr. Marty Klein Hosts Teleseminar

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Recently, I watched a two-part interview series from DrugstoreNews.com about what women are looking for in healthcare needs. The main topic they focused on was where women turn for answers to ...

Women Turn to Internet for Answers to Health Questions

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Do you ever find yourself wishing you could be more like other people you know? Maybe you like the way they look or how confident they always seem. Maybe you wish you could always find the right ...

Find Happiness by Being Your Own Best Critic

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We all know criticism can be hurtful. But that doesn’t stop us from going to extremes in criticizing ourselves. Minor flaws or problems that we would easily overlook in others become ongoing ...

Stop Criticizing and Let Your Beauty Shine

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Technology can give us great excuses not to be active and fit. We spend hours in front of the TV or at the computer and then wonder why we gain weight and lose muscle tone. So I was excited to ...

Take Control of Your Health through Technology

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I recently came across this article and thought it was important to share. We are all aware that taking in too much salt can lead to high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and it has been ...

Watch Out For Salt In Your Favorite Foods

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Today is the first day of spring! To celebrate, the experts at the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) suggest that spring cleaning rituals include keeping your oral hygiene in top ...

Spring Cleaning Should Include Your Teeth

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Being in business and being stressed seem to go hand in hand. And if you’re a woman, the stress can seem even bigger as you try to juggle work responsibilities, your “family” at work, and your ...

Give Yourself Time to De-stress

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Dr. Machelle Seibel, a member of our Medical Advisory Board, Ob/Gyn and Professor at the University of Massachusetts has just announced the arrival of My Menopause Magazine! “Today the average ...

New Magazine for Menopause Released

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I would like everyone to know of the most recent FDA approved drug for women. In a press release on Feb 26, 2013 Shionogi & Co., Ltd. announced that the F.D.A. has approved a non-steroidal ...

F.D.A. Approves Non-Steroidal Treatment for Women With Dyspareunia due to Menopause